US Pat. No. 9,160,032

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS AND USE THEREOF

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A lithium ion battery comprising
(A) at least one cathode comprising at least one lithiated Mn-containing compound having an Mn content of from 60 to 80 mol
%, based on transition metal in cathode (A),

(B) at least one anode comprising carbon in electrically conductive form,
(C) at least one electrolyte comprising
at least one aprotic organic solvent (a),
at least one lithium salt (b), and
at least one organic compound (c) having at least one Si—N single bond per molecule, wherein said organic compound (c) comprises
a compound of general formula (III) or (IV):

wherein
R1 in each occurrence is the same or different and selected from the group consisting of C1-C10-alkyl, C1-C10-alkoxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

R2 is selected from the group consisting of COOR7, C1-C10-alkyl, C2-C10-alkenyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl, and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl, and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl, when compound (c) comprises a compound of formula (III) or (IV);

wherein R2 and R3 may be the same or different,

R4 and R5 are the same or different and are each selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

or >C(R4)2 is a >C?O group,

X if present at all or in multiple occurrence, is the same or different and selected from the group consisting of oxygen,
sulfur, N—R6 and C(R4)2, where

R6 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

R7 in each occurrence is the same or different and selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl, and

n is an integer from 1 to 3.
US Pat. No. 9,155,775

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING GLATIRAMER ACETATE PRODUCT

TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUS...

1. A process of preparing a pharmaceutical preparation of glatiramer acetate and mannitol in a suitable container comprising
the steps of:
(i) obtaining an aqueous pharmaceutical solution of glatiramer acetate and mannitol;
(ii) filtering the aqueous pharmaceutical solution at a temperature of above 0° C. to 17.5° C. to produce a filtrate, wherein
the filterability of the aqueous pharmaceutical solution is improved compared to the filterability of the solution at controlled
room temperature; and

(iii) filling the suitable container with the filtrate obtained after performing step (ii), so as to thereby prepare the pharmaceutical
preparation of glatiramer acetate and mannitol in the suitable container.

US Pat. No. 9,159,035

FRAMEWORK FOR COMPUTER APPLICATION ANALYSIS OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION TRACKING

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A method comprising:
instrumenting, by a static instrumentation engine within software executed by a processor, an application of a handheld computing
device with one or more monitoring functions, at least one of the one or more monitoring functions operating in a run time
environment during virtual execution of the instrumented application;

tracking, by the one or more monitoring functions, movement of data associated with the application, the data being at least
partially identified by a storage location;

determining whether movement of the data from a first storage location to a second storage location is suspicious; and
reporting suspicious movement of the data.

US Pat. No. 9,158,876

OPTIMIZING LITHOGRAPHY MASKS FOR VLSI CHIP DESIGN

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
accessing mask input data, comprising a mathematical representation of a mask in a mask representation space, wherein the
mask is configured to create an integrated circuit microprocessor;

transforming the mask input data into a derivative domain by calculating a derivative of the mask input data;
obtaining a set of values based on the derivative of the mask input data;
optimizing, by a computer processor, the set of values in the derivative domain of the mask input data to obtain optimized
mask data; and

transforming the optimized mask data into the mask representation space to obtain printable mask output data.

US Pat. No. 9,160,303

COMPONENT WORKING WITH ACOUSTIC WAVES HAVING REDUCED TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT OF FREQUENCIES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A component, comprising:
a piezoelectric substrate;
a lower adhesion layer arranged above the substrate;
an electrode layer arranged above the lower adhesion layer, the electrode layer comprising two electrodes that include comb-shaped,
interdigitated electrode fingers;

an upper adhesion layer arranged above the electrode fingers;
a compensation layer between and covering the electrode fingers, the compensation layer configured to reduce a temperature
coefficient of frequencies of the component; and

a trimming layer arranged above the compensation layer, the trimming layer configured to set a desired frequency range, wherein
the electrode layer comprises a layer comprising Ag and a layer comprising Cu arranged over the layer comprising Ag.

US Pat. No. 9,157,058

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GROWING MICROBIAL CULTURES THAT REQUIRE GASEOUS ELECTRON DONORS, ELECTRON ACCEPTORS, CARBON SOURCES, OR OTHER NUTRIENTS

Kiverdi, Inc., Berkeley,...

18. A method for growth and maintenance of oxyhydrogen microorganisms and/or bioprocesses using one or more gases as electron
donors, and/or electron acceptors, and/or carbon sources, and/or other nutrients, comprising:
introducing a culture of oxyhydrogen microorganisms and/or extracts of microorganisms into an environment suitable for growing
or maintaining the culture and/or extracts, wherein the culture of oxyhydrogen microorganisms or extract of oxyhydrogen microorganisms
is contained in the liquid phase of an apparatus according to claim 1;

introducing an inorganic or organic carbon compound into the environment so that oxyhydrogen microorganisms and/or extracts
utilize the carbon compound as a carbon source for growth, biosynthesis, or fermentation, or otherwise convert the carbon
source to at least one other organic carbon compound, wherein the biological utilization and/or conversion of the carbon source
by the microorganisms and/or extracts involves at least one of:

uptake of a carbon source utilized by the microorganisms and/or extracts from a gaseous phase; and/or
provision of a gaseous electron donor for the purpose of generating intracellular reducing equivalents or intracellular energy;
and/or

provision of some other nutrient that occurs as a gaseous phase under room temperature and atmospheric pressure; wherein
at least one of the gaseous carbon source, electron donor, electron acceptor, or nutrient is generated chemically and/or thermochemically
and/or electrochemically and/or is taken or derived from an industrial, agricultural, forestry, mining, oil and gas drilling,
or municipal waste stream or pollutant and/or is a gas that naturally occurs or occurs as a pollutant in the earth's atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 9,157,869

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING CRACKS IN SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATES

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for detecting cracks in planar, polycrystalline semiconductor substrates that have two opposite faces and a circumferential
edge surface, comprising:
directing electromagnetic radiation into the edge surface of the polycrystalline semiconductor substrate, the electromagnetic
radiation having a wavelength that is at least partially transmitted by the polycrystalline semiconductor substrate so that
the electromagnetic radiation is directed from the edge surface for at least half a distance to a point opposite the edge
surface by reflection at the two opposite faces;

detecting electromagnetic radiation of at least a portion of one of the two opposite faces with an imaging optical detector
that is sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation at the wavelength, wherein the electromagnetic radiation is scattered by
the cracks and exits from one of the two opposite faces at sites of the cracks;

generating an image of scattering intensity from the electromagnetic radiation detected by the imaging optical detector; and
placing an opaque structure between the face of the polycrystalline semiconductor substrate and the imaging optical detector
and recognizing a gleaming periphery of the opaque structure as a crack.

US Pat. No. 9,160,006

CHEMICALLY TREATED CURRENT COLLECTOR FOIL MADE OF ALUMINIUM OR AN ALUMINIUM ALLOY

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Pr...

1. A current collector foil of a battery, of an accumulator, or of a lithium-ion accumulator, comprising an aluminium alloy
of the type EN AW 1050, EN AW 1200 or EN AW 1085 in the hard-rolled state H18 and comprising an acid-pickled or alkali-pickled
surface, wherein a surface roughness of the current collector foil RA is 0.01 ?m to 1 ?m, wherein the current collector foil has uniform surface properties, wherein the surface is pickled in such
a way that a removed thickness is less than 1 ?m, and wherein the current collector foil has a tensile strength in the hard-rolled
state H18 of more than 135 MPa wherein the current collector foil has a surface passivation on one or both sides.

US Pat. No. 9,156,233

ENGINEERED WATERPROOF FLOORING AND WALL COVERING PLANKS

US Floors, Inc., Dalton,...

1. An engineered waterproof plank comprising:
(a) a veneer layer adhered to a top surface of a waterproof core, wherein the veneer layer is selected from the group consisting
of wood veneer, cork veneer, bamboo veneer, tile veneer, stone veneer, rubber veneer, decorative plastic veneer, linoleum
veneer and decorative vinyl veneer

(b) a first waterproof adhesive layer bonding the veneer layer to the top surface of the waterproof core;
(c) the waterproof core comprising an extruded dust and plastic composite;
(d) the plank having a first edge with a groove extending laterally into the waterproof core and a second opposite edge with
a lateral protrusion from the waterproof core, wherein the groove and protrusion have profiles shaped to form a click-lock
edge fastening system.

US Pat. No. 9,159,677

METHODS OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device structure comprising forming at least one distributed Bragg reflector comprising
at least three dielectric materials having different refractive indices than one another on an upper surface of a gate structure
of a transistor and on an upper surface of an electrically insulative material laterally surrounding the gate structure, the
at least one distributed Bragg reflector configured to substantially reflect therefrom radiation within a predetermined wavelength
range and to substantially transmit therethrough radiation within a different predetermined wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 9,160,486

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLEXING CONTROL INFORMATION AND DATA, AND FOR TRANSMITTING THE MULTIPLEXED CONTROL INFORMATION AND DATA IN A MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for multiplexing and transmitting uplink control information (UCI) with uplink data in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
encoding a plurality of transport blocks (TBs) each containing the uplink data to generate a plurality of codewords (CWs);
mapping each of the plurality of CWs to one or more layers; and
transmitting the plurality of CWs mapped on the one or more layers through one or more antenna ports,
wherein when UCI includes channel quality information (CQI), the encoding of the TBs comprises selecting only one TB from
the plurality of TBs and multiplexing the CQI with the uplink data of the only one TB selected from the plurality of TBs,
and

wherein when the UCI includes a rank indicator (RI), the encoding of the TBs comprises multiplexing the RI with the uplink
data of all the TBs.

US Pat. No. 9,156,395

LOW PROFILE HIGHLY EFFICIENT VEHICULAR LED MODULES AND HEADLAMPS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle lighting module, comprising:
a lens having an input surface including a purality of near-field lens elements, and an exit surface, each element having
a different focal length; and

an LED light source positioned to direct incident light through the input surface,
wherein the elements are configured to shape the light from the input surface into a collimated light pattern emanating from
the exit surface containing at least 60% of the incident light.

US Pat. No. 9,158,007

SCINTILLATION DETECTOR

1. A scintillation detector, especially one for a radiometric measuring device for measuring and/or monitoring a measured
variable, especially one of: a fill level; or a density of a fill substance located in a container, comprising:
two or more scintillators arranged in series relative to one another for converting thereon falling, radioactive radiation
into light flashes, whose light propagates in said respective scintillator toward its ends;

optical coupling elements arranged between said scintillators for establishing light transmitting connections between adjoining
pairs of scintillators; and,

connected at an end of the series, a photoelectric transducer, which converts light occurring in the series into an electrical
signal corresponding to a radiation intensity striking said scintillators, wherein:

at least one of said coupling elements is a mechanically flexible element, which includes a bundle of light conducting fibers,
via which transmission of the light between said two scintillators connected with one another via said fibers occurs.

US Pat. No. 9,156,782

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF METHIONINE

EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG, Es...

1. A process for preparing D,L-methionine, the process comprising feeding carbon dioxide to an aqueous potassium methioninate solution obtained by hydrolysis
of 5-(2-methylmercaptoethyl)hydantoin, in order to precipitate out a crude methionine, which is separated off and purified,
wherein:
an aqueous solution of the separated-off crude methionine is purified by recrystallization from a solution comprising an antifoam,
potassium ions and a crystallization additive;

the crystallization additive is a nonionic or anionic surfactant, or a mixture of different nonionic or anionic surfactants;
the recrystallization occurs by introducing a 60 to 110° C.-hot methionine solution into a 35 to 80° C.-warm methionine suspension,
a temperature of which is lower than that of the introduced solution, the temperature of the methionine suspension being maintained
between 35 and 80° C. during the addition; and

the crystallization additive is one of the compounds shown in formulae 1 to 3, or a mixture thereof:
R1—O—SO3M  (formula 1)

R2—O—(CH2)n—SO3M  (formula 2)

R3—(OC2H4)n—O—SO3M  (formula 3);

n is an integer from 1 to 12;
M is sodium or potassium; and
R1, R2 and R3 are each independently a linear, branched or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated C8 to C20 alkyl group or an aryl group.

US Pat. No. 9,156,670

SYSTEMS FOR STORING BEVERAGES

1. A beverage storage system comprising:
a container body comprising a vacuum sealed metal vessel having a rim which has a non-planar surface,
a lid having a threaded portion and a gas inlet valve; and
an annular elastomeric seal interposed between a bottom surface of the lid and the rim and configured to seal against the
non-planar surface of the rim.

US Pat. No. 9,156,591

PACKAGING CONTAINER THAT CAN BE VENTILATED

Nordfolien GMBH, Steinfe...

1. A packaging container for bulk materials the packaging container comprising:
a plastic film having at least one container wall enclosing the bulk material;
a multilayer venting region extending in a longitudinal direction of the at least one container and comprising:
at least one inner layer;
one outer layer;
at least one inner opening; and
at least one outer opening,
wherein the at least one inner opening is formed as an aperture in a strip-shaped surface region of the inner layer of the
venting region,

wherein the surface region extends over at least one portion in the direction of extent of the venting region,
wherein the at least one outer opening is formed in a joining seam laterally limiting the venting region;
exactly one shielding element inside the venting region associated with the outer opening in the joining seam for deliberate
diversion of at least a partial flow of the air flow passing through the venting region,

wherein the shielding element and the outer opening are arranged in at least an end region of the venting region,
wherein the shielding element ends directly at a transverse seam limiting the venting region and separates the inner and outer
openings from each other, and

wherein the venting region has only one chamber, in which the exactly one shielding element has a length that is between 10%
and 50% of the overall length of the venting region and in which the inner layer includes the surface region through which
at least further partial flow can pass and which are not in the region of the shielding element, so that the partial flow,
which has been diverted at the shielding element, is merged with the at least further partial flow, which has passed through
surface portions of the inner layer which are not in the region of the shielding element.

US Pat. No. 9,155,779

YERSINIA OUTER PROTEIN M (YOPM) IN THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UN...

1. A method for treatment of psoriasis in a human subject, comprising a step of administering a pharmaceutical composition
comprising Yersinia outer protein M (YopM) to a human subject cutaneously, wherein administering treats the psoriasis wherein YopM does not enter
the lymph node, and wherein the step of administering provides YopM in an amount in the range of 1 ?g/cm2 to 20 mg/cm2 (YopM/cutaneous area).

US Pat. No. 9,157,151

ELIMINATION OF FIRST WAFER EFFECT FOR PECVD FILMS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

11. A method for depositing a film on a substrate in a chamber, the method is performed in a following sequence comprising:
seasoning a liquid flow meter by flowing a first precursor through the liquid flow meter with radio frequency power turned
off for a given period of time;

cleaning the chamber by delivering an active species to the chamber;
seasoning the chamber by delivering a first gas mixture comprising the first precursor to the chamber while applying radio
frequency power to the first gas mixture to deposit a seasoning layer on an interior surface of the chamber;

prior to introduction of the substrate, stabilizing at least a portion of a showerhead assembly within the chamber by delivering
a heating gas to at least the portion of the showerhead assembly while periodically turning on and off radio frequency power
applied to the heating gas; and

depositing a film on the substrate by delivering a second gas mixture comprising the first precursor to the chamber while
applying radio frequency power to the second gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,158,190

OPTICAL IMAGING WRITER SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An imaging writer system, comprising:
a plurality of spatial light modulator (SLM) imaging units,
wherein each of the plurality of SLM imaging units includes one or more distinct illumination sources, one or more alignment
sources, one or more projection lenses, and a plurality of micro mirrors configured to project light from the one or more
distinct illumination sources to the corresponding one or more projection lens; and

a controller configured to control the plurality of SLM imaging units, wherein the controller tunes each of the SLM imaging
unit individually in writing a mask data to a substrate in a lithography manufacturing process.

US Pat. No. 9,160,245

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONVERTER IN A SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

12. A system, comprising:
a converter, operatively connected to an energy supply grid, useable to realize a plurality of different switching positions;
a generator, operatively connected to the converter, a frequency of a voltage produced by the generator being variable; and
a control unit configured to convert voltages responsive to an output from the converter to respective d, q rotating coordinate
system voltage trajectories, each being representative of a current voltage value and future voltage values;

wherein the system is configured to:
specify a desired voltage value matching a frequency of a voltage of the energy supply grid;
determine, from the d, q rotating coordinate system voltage trajectories, a closest trajectory having a current value closest
to the desired voltage value; and

switch the converter in dependence on the closest trajectory, the switching being based upon a frequency of the voltage of
the energy supply grid;

wherein the specifying, the determining, and the switching are recomputed at predetermined time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,159,822

III-V SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING SELF-ALIGNED CONTACTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:
forming a pair of inner spacers along a vertical sidewall of a gate trench, the gate trench extending from a top surface of
a first dielectric layer down to a channel layer of a III-V compound semiconductor-containing heterostructure, the first dielectric
layer is above the III-V compound semiconductor-containing heterostructure;

forming a gate conductor within the gate trench;
removing a portion of the first dielectric layer selective to the gate conductor, the pair of inner spacers, and the III-V
compound semiconductor-containing heterostructure;

forming a pair of outer spacers adjacent to the pair of inner spacers and above the III-V compound semiconductor-containing
heterostructure, the outer spacers are in direct contact with and self-aligned to the inner spacers; and

forming a pair of source-drain contacts within an uppermost layer of the III-V compound semiconductor-containing heterostructure,
the pair of source-drain contacts are self-aligned to the pair of outer spacers such that an edge of each individual source-drain
contact is aligned with an outside edge of each individual outer spacer.

US Pat. No. 9,157,241

TILE FOR A COVERING WITH ENHANCED ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES

SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER FRANCE...

1. A tile comprising a tile body and, joined to a face thereof, a layer of damping material conferring vibratory energy dissipation
properties on the tile, wherein the layer of damping material has, at 20° C., between 10 Hz and 5000 Hz, a loss factor tan
? at least equal to 0.08, and a dynamic Young's modulus E? of 5×106 Pa to 109 Pa.

US Pat. No. 9,160,696

SYSTEM FOR TRANSFORMING MEDIA RESOURCE INTO DESTINATION DEVICE COMPATIBLE MESSAGING FORMAT

Twilio, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method for programmatically sending a media message from a communication platform comprising:
receiving an inbound application programming interface (API) messaging request that instructs the transmission of a message
to a destination telephony endpoint with at least one referenced media item, wherein the messaging request includes a specified
media content universal resource identifier (URI);

querying destination device information of the destination telephony endpoint;
querying a cache for a device compatible media resource mapped to the URI and the destination device information
when a formatted media resource is not cached, retrieving a media file from the URI, wherein the web document is requested
while sending a set of context data relating to the request;

transforming the media resource into a messaging formatted media resource, which comprises transcoding the media resource
and converting the media resource into a device compatible format according to the destination device information;

when the formatted media resource is identified when querying the cache, selecting the cached media resource as the formatted
media resource; and

transmitting the formatted media resource to the destination telephony endpoint in a media message through a telephony messaging
protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,158,711

CREATING A PROGRAM PRODUCT OR SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING A PERFORM FRAME MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for creating a computer program product for executing a perform frame management function (PFMF) machine instruction
in a processor having a native instruction set architecture (ISA), the processor configured to translate a virtual address
into a translated address of a block of main storage in a computer system of a machine architecture having a hierarchy of
translation tables used for translation of said virtual address, said block of main storage having an associated storage key
separate and distinct from any of said translation tables, said PFMF machine instruction defined for said machine architecture
other than the native ISA, the method comprising:
obtaining instructions for executing the PFMF machine instruction; and
storing the obtained instructions on a storage medium of a computer program product, said storage medium readable by a computer
system for causing the computer system to perform a method comprising:

obtaining, by the processor, a frame size code and frame management information (FMI) from a first general register specified
by said PFMF machine instruction, wherein said frame management information comprises an FMI key field; and

based on said frame size code designating a large block of main storage, wherein said large block of main storage consists
of an absolute addressed contiguous first plurality of sub-blocks of main storage, setting, by a processor, one or more bits
of each corresponding storage key of each of a second plurality of said contiguous first plurality of sub-blocks of main storage
with values of corresponding bits of said FMI key field, said second plurality determined by an operand absolute address of
an initial sub-block of main storage.

US Pat. No. 9,157,730

PECVD PROCESS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of determining thickness of a layer during deposition of the layer on a subjacent layer of a substrate, comprising:
reflecting a broad spectrum radiation from the substrate;
analyzing the spectrum of the reflected light using a spectrograph;
fitting a Fresnel model to the analyzed spectrum based on refractive index and extinction coefficient of the layer being deposited,
and based on thickness of the subjacent layer; and

determining optical properties of the subjacent layer and the layer thickness by minimizing the square of the difference between
the analyzed spectrum and the model.

US Pat. No. 9,155,857

CPAP SYSTEM WITH HEAT MOISTURE EXCHANGE (HME) AND MULTIPLE CHANNEL HOSE

Human Design Medical, Inc...

1. A gas delivery system that provides positive airway pressure therapy during a user's sleep period, the system comprising:
a mask being configured to couple to a user's face and being configured to deliver pressurized gas to an airway of the user;
the mask further comprising:
a flow generator system that pressurizes gas, the flow generator system including at least one motor;
at least one washout vent that allows fluid communication, separately from the flow generator system, between an exterior
of the mask and an interior of the mask;

at least one unassisted breathing vent that allows fluid communication between an exterior of the mask and the interior of
the mask, the fluid communication between the interior and exterior of the mask being separate from the fluid communication
between the interior and exterior of the mask provided by the flow generator system and the at least one washout vent;

a check-valve that obstructs the at least one unassisted breathing vent during operation of the flow generator; and
a heat moisture exchange located on an interior of the mask through which the air from the flow generator system passes to
condition the gas for the user.

US Pat. No. 9,156,906

GLYCOPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...


wherein the at least one carbohydrate moiety is a ?-Gal-[1->3]-?-GaINAc or a N-Acetylgalactosamine (GaINAc, 2-Acetamido-2-deoxy-D-galactopyranose
or N-Acetyl -D-galactosamine).

US Pat. No. 9,160,025

FLOW BATTERY SYSTEMS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A flow battery cell, comprising:
a cathodic half cell comprising a planar cathode, a catholyte, a catholyte inlet, a catholyte outlet, a catholyte pathway
extending between the catholyte inlet and outlet and within the cathodic half cell, and an open block flow screen within the
catholyte pathway, wherein the open block flow screen contains a plurality of blocks comprising an electrically insulating
material and a plurality of channels disposed throughout the electrically insulating material and between the blocks;

an anodic half cell comprising an anode in conductive contact with an anolyte;
an electrolyte membrane disposed between the cathodic half cell and the anodic half cell and in contact with the catholyte
and anolyte; and

a cathodic contact electrically connected with the cathode and disposed outside of the cathodic half cell.

US Pat. No. 9,161,330

METHOD OF ENABLING SINGLE CHAIN RANGING OPERATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

14. A non-transitory computer-readable medium containing program instructions that, when executed by a processor of a second
wireless device including a plurality of transmit chains during a ranging operation with a first wireless device, cause the
second wireless device to:
receive a negotiation request frame from the first wireless device, wherein the negotiation request frame includes a request
for the second wireless device to respond to subsequent frames sent from the first wireless device using a selected one of
the transmit chains in the second wireless device;

send a negotiation response frame from the second wireless device to the first wireless device, wherein the negotiation response
frame indicates whether the second wireless device accepts the request;

receive a data frame from the first wireless device; and
send a response frame to the first wireless device in response to receiving the data frame.

US Pat. No. 9,158,957

FINGER SENSING APPARATUS USING HYBRID MATCHING AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A finger sensing apparatus comprising:
a finger sensor comprising
an integrated circuit (IC) substrate,
an array of finger sensing elements on said IC substrate, and
match circuitry on said IC substrate for performing final finger matching; and
a host platform cooperating with said array of finger sensing elements for performing at least one finger prematch function;
said finger sensor and said host platform implementing at least one security function therebetween.
US Pat. No. 9,156,955

FORMATION OF LATEX COAGULUM COMPOSITE

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A method of producing a coagulated latex composite, comprising:
flowing a coagulating mixture of a first elastomer latex comprising a first elastomer and a particulate filler slurry along
a conduit; and

introducing a second elastomer latex comprising a second elastomer into the flow of the coagulating mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,161,454

ELECTRICAL DEVICE PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. An electrical device package structure comprising:
a dielectric layer having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first caving pattern disposed
on the first surface and caved into the first surface, at least one second caving pattern disposed on the second surface and
caved into the second surface and at least one through hole extended from the first caving pattern to the second caving pattern;

an electrical device embedded in the dielectric layer and having at least one electrode and the electrode exposing the second
caving pattern;

a first conductive pattern filled in the first caving pattern;
a second conductive pattern filled in the second caving pattern and connected with the electrode of the electrical device;
a conductive via filled in the through hole and connected with the first conductive pattern and the second conductive pattern;
a first solder mask disposed on the first surface and the first conductive pattern of the dielectric layer, and exposing portions
of the first conductive pattern, wherein a surface of the electrical device directly contacted with the first solder mask
and a surface of the first conductive pattern directly contacted with the first solder mask are located in a single plane;
and

a second solder mask disposed on the second surface and the second conductive pattern of the dielectric layer, and exposing
portions of the second conductive pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,161,247

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING CHANNEL OUTPUT FEEDBACK IN MULTI USER WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND HYBRID-ARQ

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A terminal for transmitting a signal using a channel output feedback, the terminal comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit, to a base station, a first packet being applied a precoder received from the base station;
a receiver configured to receive, from the base station, a Channel Output Feedback (COF) of the transmitted first packet and
information for transmitting a second packet, wherein the information for transmitting the second packet is information on
a channel state between the terminal and the base station determined based on a channel output of the transmitted first packet;
and

a controller configured to prepare a variant of the second packet using the COF and the received information for transmitting
the second packet, and to control to transmit the prepared variant to the base station,

wherein the COF of the transmitted first packet is a received signal of first packet received by the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,158,518

COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT USING A CONNECTED DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for a development server of synchronizing an application between a client computer to a mobile device, the method
comprising:
receiving a request from a client computer to publish to a mobile device an application as at a first application state subsequent
to a save point, wherein the request includes an application identifier ApplicationID associated with the application, a user
identifier UserID associated with a current user of the client computer and an IP address of the mobile device TargetIPAddress;

receiving an authorization request from the mobile device, the authorization request including identifying information comprising
a device identifier DeviceID associated with the mobile device;

generating a token defining an association between the application identifier ApplicationID, the user identifier UserID and
the device identifier DeviceID;

sending the token to the mobile device associated with the device identifier DeviceID at the IP address TargetIPAddress;
compiling the application in accordance with application code defining the application at the save point;
sending the compiled application over a communications network to the mobile device at the IP address TargetIPAddress along
with identifying information comprising an IP address of the development server, wherein the compiled application is sent
to the mobile device in a format which automatically executes when downloaded on the mobile device; and

sending incremental changes to the application code which occurred between the save point and the first application state
over the communications network, wherein the incremental changes are sent to the mobile device in a format which automatically
applies the incremental changes to the application while being executed on the mobile device so that the executed application
reflects the application code at the first application state.

US Pat. No. 9,156,401

RUNNING-LINKED SOUND PRODUCING DEVICE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A running-linked sound producing device for producing a running-linked sound according to a running state of a vehicle,
the running-linked sound producing device comprising:
a vehicle speed estimating unit programmed to estimate a vehicle speed of the vehicle using an output signal of at least one
sensor provided in the running-linked sound producing device and without using an output signal from a vehicle sensor;

an accelerator command value estimating unit programmed to estimate an accelerator command value based on the vehicle speed
estimated by the vehicle speed estimating unit; and

a running-linked sound generating unit programmed to generate a running-linked sound based on the vehicle speed estimated
by the vehicle speed estimating unit and the accelerator command value estimated by the accelerator command value estimating
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,158,422

CAPACITIVE ROTARY ENCODER

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A human machine interface comprising:
a capacitive touch screen including a capacitive sensor, the capacitive touch screen being configured to display text characters
and/or graphical information; and

a control device rotatably coupled to a planar band extending across the screen such that the control device is superimposed
over the screen, the control device including at least one electrically conductive element, the control device being configured
to rotate about an axis substantially perpendicular to the screen such that the at least one electrically conductive element
follows the rotation of the control device, the control device including a detent having a wave spring with two diametrically
opposed legs, a respective said electrically conductive element being attached to a distal end of each of the legs;

wherein the capacitive sensor is configured to sense a rotational position of the at least one electrically conductive element.

US Pat. No. 9,158,705

STRIDE-BASED TRANSLATION LOOKASIDE BUFFER (TLB) PREFETCHING WITH ADAPTIVE OFFSET

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processing device, comprising:
a data prefetcher to generate a data prefetch address based on at least one of a linear address, a stride, or a prefetch distance,
the data prefetch address associated with a data prefetch request;

a translation lookaside buffer (TLB) prefetch address computation component communicably coupled to the data prefetcher, the
TLB prefetch address computation component to generate a TLB prefetch address based on at least one of the linear address,
the stride, the prefetch distance, or an adaptive offset; and

a cross page detection component communicably coupled to the data prefetcher and the TLB prefetch address computation component,
the cross page detection component to:

determine that the data prefetch address or the TLB prefetch address cross a page boundary associated with the linear address;
and

cause a TLB prefetch request to be written to a TLB request queue based on determining that the data prefetch address or the
TLB prefetch address cross the page boundary associated with the linear address, the TLB prefetch request for translation
of an address of a linear page number (LPN) that is based on at least one of the data prefetch address or the TLB prefetch
address.

US Pat. No. 9,156,445

STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A straddle-type vehicle comprising:
a power unit;
a drive shaft connected to the power unit and extending in a front-rear direction of the vehicle, the drive shaft being configured
to rotate by receiving a driving force from the power unit;

an input shaft connected to the drive shaft and extending in the vehicle front-rear direction;
a housing including a wall portion facing rearward or frontward and in which at least a portion of the input shaft is housed;
an output shaft connected to an axle and extending in a right-left direction of the vehicle, the output shaft being configured
to rotate by receiving a driving force from the input shaft;

a brake operator configured to have an operation performed thereon to brake the input shaft;
a cam member disposed inside the housing and spaced away from the wall portion of the housing in the vehicle front-rear direction;
a plate group disposed between the wall portion of the housing and the cam member, the plate group including annular rotation
plates attached to the input shaft so as to be rotated together with the input shaft, and annular fixed plates each disposed
between an adjacent one of the rotation plates and the cam member and/or between an adjacent one of the rotation plates and
the wall portion of the housing; and

an annular cam plate disposed between the cam member and the plate group; wherein
the cam member and/or the cam plate are/is provided with a cam groove including an inclined surface;
the straddle-type vehicle further comprises:
a cam ball located between the cam member and the cam plate and disposed inside the cam groove;
a rotatable operation shaft passing through the housing and extending in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular
to an axial direction of the input shaft, the operation shaft including an inner portion located inside the housing and an
outer portion located outside the housing;

a first engagement protrusion disposed inside the housing and protruding outward from the cam plate in a radial direction
of the cam plate;

a second engagement protrusion protruding outward from the inner portion of the operation shaft in a radial direction of the
operation shaft, and engaging with the first engagement protrusion;

a lever attached to the outer portion of the operation shaft and rotatable together with the operation shaft; and
an operation cable connected to the brake operator and the lever.

US Pat. No. 9,160,489

ORIGIN DODGING FOR TRANSMITTED SIGNAL

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
origin dodging logic configured to:
receive a transmission sequence for transmission to a receiver, wherein the transmission sequence includes a sequence of transmit
symbols, wherein each transmit symbol corresponds to a coordinate pair positioning the transmit symbol's phase on an I-Q plane;

determine whether a difference in phase between consecutive transmit symbols is 180 degrees;
in response to determining that the difference in phase is 180 degrees:
sample and filter the transmission sequence to create transition samples;
determine whether any transition sample is within a predetermined radius of an origin of the I-Q plane;
when the difference in phase is 180 degrees and a transition sample is positioned within the radius:
generate a dodging symbol; and
insert the dodging symbol into the transmission sequence to create a modified transmission sequence; and
sampling and filtering the modified transmission sequence to produce filtered samples; and
provide a filtered signal that includes the filtered samples for transmission to a receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,158,901

GLITCH RESISTANT DEVICE

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A system for device security, the system comprising:
at least one integrated circuit comprising a CPU;
a key register storing a hardware enabling key, the key comprising a number of bits, such that each bit of the number of bits
has a value, and if any one bit of the number of bits is set to an incorrect value the key will not function correctly;

a combination circuit for performing a function, ƒ, such that the combination circuit is activated by the key, the combination
circuit only performing function ƒ if each one of the number of bits of the key is set to the value of that one bit, and there
exists no set of intermediate or output bits derived from the number of bits of the key, which determine if the combination
circuit performs function ƒ, said set intermediate or output bits comprising fewer bits than comprise the key.

US Pat. No. 9,160,574

SIGNAL ADJUSTING DEVICE COMPRISING TERMINATION RESISTOR UNIT IN WHICH A SIGNAL LINE IS SUBJECTED TO TERMINATION

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A signal adjusting device for adjusting a detection signal which is output from a position detector to be used for a motor
control device, comprising:
a detection signal receiving unit for receiving a detection signal via a signal line; and
a termination resistor unit which is connected to a signal;
a changed value setting unit in which a changed value of a resistance value of the termination resistor unit is set in accordance
with an amplitude value of the detection signal received by the detection signal receiving unit and an amplitude value as
a reference value determined depending on a type of a position detector; and

a resistance value changing unit in which the resistance value is changed by using the changed value.

US Pat. No. 9,159,984

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly;
a case containing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case; and
a current collecting member comprising:
a current collecting portion coupled to the electrode assembly;
a terminal coupling portion extending substantially perpendicularly from the current collecting portion to form a corner portion
of the current collecting member, the corner portion extending in a first direction along a width of the current collecting
member, the terminal coupling portion extending away from the corner portion in a lengthwise direction of the terminal coupling
portion; and

a fuse portion configured to pass a current therethrough and having a cross-sectional area that is smaller than that of other
portions of the current collecting member,

wherein the current collecting member has a fuse hole formed therein adjacent the fuse portion, a centerline of the fuse hole
extending through the fuse portion in a direction oblique to the first direction, the fuse hole being asymmetric about a centerline
of the terminal coupling portion extending in the lengthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 9,159,648

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a core substrate made of glass and comprising: a first surface; a second surface opposite to the first surface; and a side
surface between the first surface and the second surface; and

an insulating layer and a wiring layer, which are formed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface of the
core substrate,

wherein a plurality of concave portions are defined in the side surface of the core substrate, each of the plurality of concave
portions continuously extending from the first surface to the second surface, and a resin is filled in each of the plurality
of concave portions.

US Pat. No. 9,159,494

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CONDENSER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A method of manufacturing a multilayer ceramic condenser, the method comprising:
printing a plurality of stripe-type inner electrode patterns in parallel on a plurality of ceramic green sheets in a major-axis
direction of the stripe-type inner electrode patterns; and

printing line patterns between the plurality of stripe-type inner electrode patterns, respectively, in the major-axis direction
of the line patterns, wherein a width of the line pattern is 60 ?m or less when an interval between the plurality of stripe-type
inner electrode patterns is 140 ?m or less, where an interval between the plurality of stripe-type inner electrode patterns
is defined by a, and a width of the line pattern is defined by b, and the following Formula 1, with respect to a and b, is
satisfied, Formula 1: 1 ?m?a?2b?200 ?m, and

a ratio of spreading areas to printed areas of the plurality of stripe-type inner electrode patterns and the line patterns
is 12% or less.

US Pat. No. 9,157,463

HANGING STRUCTURE AND CASE USING THE SAME

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A hanging structure, comprising:
a main body having an outer surface, and the outer surface having a first end and a second end which is located on one side
of the main body and away from the first end;

two first hooks disposed on the first end, wherein each of the two first hooks further comprises a hook portion and an elastic
arm, the elastic arm is integrally folded on the second end and extends to the first end, the hook portion is connected to
the elastic arm; and

a second hook disposed on the first end, wherein the second hook is located between the two first hooks and integrally extends
from the first end, and a length of a part of each of the two first hooks above the outer surface is longer than a length
of a part of the second hook above the outer surface.

US Pat. No. 9,156,640

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COLOR ERASING APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

5. A color erasing apparatus, comprising:
a color erasing module configured to eliminate the color generation of a color material constituting an image to erase the
color;

a main body side guiding module configured to guide a sheet to the color erasing module;
a first movable module configured to provide a conveyance path for conveying the sheet between the main body side guiding
module and the first movable module at a first position opposite to the main body side guiding module, and move to a second
position to open the conveyance path through motion from the first position towards a first direction;

a second movable module configured to hold a detachable processing module for carrying out adding a mark on the sheet to indicate
the reuse times of the sheet, and move integrally with the first movable module from the first position to the second position;
and

a connection module comprising a rotation fulcrum, wherein the rotation fulcrum couples the second movable module with the
first movable module in such a manner that the second movable module can move to a third position to expose the processing
module through rotational motion from the second position in a second direction opposite to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,159,637

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN INTERLOCKING MOLD PACKAGE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A sensor package, comprising;
a sensor portion including an upper surface defining a sensor interlock feature; and
a mold package including a lower surface defining a mold package interlock feature,
wherein the mold package interlock feature is interlocked with the sensor interlock feature.

US Pat. No. 9,159,492

LAMINATED CERAMIC CAPACITOR HAVING A COVERING LAYER

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A laminated ceramic capacitor comprising:
a laminated body having dielectric layers stacked adjacent one another and internal electrodes arranged between the dielectric
layers;

external electrodes on surfaces of the laminated body and connected to the internal electrodes, the external electrodes including
a silver-containing, layer containing at least Ag as a main constituent thereof; and

a covering layer covering at least portions of sections of the laminated body between the laminated body and edges of the
external electrodes,

wherein the dielectric layers and the covering layer contain, as their main constituent, a perovskite compound represented
by a chemical formula ABO3, wherein A is at least one of Ba, Sr, and Ca, and B is at least one of Ti, Zr, and Hf,

among the dielectric layers and the covering layer, V is present only in the dielectric layers,
the internal electrodes are not present in the covering layer,
a thickness of the covering layer is 38 ?m or greater,
the laminated body has a cuboid shape,
the internal electrodes are exposed at a pair of mutually opposed end surfaces of the laminated body, and
the covering layer covers four surfaces of the laminated body other than the mutually opposed end surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,156,743

CARBON COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A carbon component comprising:
a first carbon plate member having a first mating surface, a first outer surface other than the first mating surface, and
a first groove provided on the first mating surface; and

a second carbon plate member having a second mating surface, a second outer surface other than the second mating surface,
and a second groove provided on the second mating surface,

wherein the first carbon plate member is connected to the second carbon plate member so that the first mating surface is in
contact with the second mating surface and the fits groove and the second groove define a hole extending along the first mating
surface and the second mating surface between the first mating surface and the second mating surface, and

wherein the first outer surface, the second outer surface, and an inner surface of the hole are covered with a ceramic coating.

US Pat. No. 9,161,276

CELL RESELECTION AND HANDOVER WITH MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method of providing service continuity for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
receiving, at a serving cell of an evolved Node-B (eNodeB) from the WTRU, measurement reports associated with target cells
that neighbor the serving cell;

receiving, at the serving cell from the WTRU, a radio resource control (RRC) message including an indication of frequencies
on which the WTRU is currently and/or interested in receiving multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) via an MBMS single
frequency network (MBSFN);

transmitting, from the serving cell to the WTRU, a handover command to handover to one of the target cells, the one target
cell being selected based, at least in part, on the indication;

receiving, at the one target cell, a random access channel (RACH) preamble or RACH message;
transmitting a RACH response from the one target cell; and
transmitting, from the one target cell, at least one of the MBMS.

US Pat. No. 9,161,272

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ACHIEVE LOSSLESS CALL IN VIEW OF A TEMPORARY RECEPTION ISSUE

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for achieving a lossless call over a wireless radio network, the method comprising:
receiving, by a target subscriber device during a received call, media items in a stream of media items received over a first
radio channel, and rendering the media items at a nominal rendering rate lower than a first increased relative rendering rate;

determining, by a target subscriber device during the received call, that one or more identified media items in the stream
of media items of the received call being received over the first radio channel was not successfully received, and responsively:

continuing to receive, by one of an infrastructure controller and the target subscriber device via the first radio channel,
first subsequent media items of the received call and buffering, and refraining from rendering at the target subscriber device,
the first subsequent media items;

requesting, by the target subscriber device, the identified media items;
one of:
receiving, by the target subscriber device via a second radio channel, different from the first radio channel and established
at a time of establishment of the received call or responsive to the determining that the one or more identified media items
was not successfully received, the identified media items and re-ordering, by the target subscriber device, the identified
media items chronologically with respect to the buffered first subsequent media items to create a re-ordered subsequent media
stream; and

receiving, by the target subscriber device via a second radio channel, different from the first radio channel and established
at the time of establishment of the received call or responsive to the determining that the one or more identified media items
was not successfully received, a re-ordered subsequent media stream including the identified media items chronologically ordered
with respect to the buffered first subsequent media items;

rendering, by the target subscriber device, the re-ordered subsequent media stream at the first increased relative rendering
rate; and

subsequently receiving, by the target subscriber device via the first radio channel, second subsequent media items of the
received call over the first radio channel and rendering, by the target subscriber device, the second subsequent media items
at the nominal rendering rate.

US Pat. No. 9,159,059

METHOD OF OPERATING A TERMINAL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A restaurant transaction terminal comprising:
a portable housing for hand held operation, the portable housing having a body, a touch screen, a card reader, a stylus, a
speaker, a microphone, and a jack for a headset or Bluetooth headset;

an internal battery for making the restaurant transaction terminal independent of any wired connectivity;
a biometric reader for a customer and restaurant personnel for reading data from an information bearing medium carried by
a customer;

a graphic user interface (GUI);
a printer integral with the housing; and,
wherein the transaction terminal is configured for use at a restaurant table by a customer based on information read from
the reader within the restaurant for reading, completing, signing on the QUI a displayed bill; printing the completed and
signed bill by the customer at the restaurant table and wirelessly transmitting the completed and signed bill to the restaurant
such that customers may pay their bill without interaction with a store employee.

US Pat. No. 9,158,356

ADAPTIVE VOLTAGE SCALING BASED ON THE RESULTS OF FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION PROCESSING

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A device comprising:
a voltage regulator circuit to output a supply voltage;
a data processing circuit, coupled to the voltage regulator circuit, to receive data, process the data to obtain processed
data, and output the processed data, where power for the data processing circuit is received from the supply voltage;

an error correction circuit, coupled to receive the processed data from the data processing circuit, to correct errors in
the processed data based on the processed data to obtain error-corrected data, and to output, from the device, an error-corrected
version of the processed data;

an error monitor circuit, coupled to the error correction circuit, to output an first signal indicative of a level of the
errors in the processed data;

a timing sensor circuit that outputs a second signal indicative of a timing margin available in the data processing circuit,
the timing margin being indicative of a difference between a time for the data processing circuit to perform a function in
a clock period and the clock period; and

a control circuit to receive the first and second signals to control the voltage regulator circuit to adjust, based on the
first and second signals, the supply voltage output by the voltage regulator circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,160,675

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VERSATILE MAC MULTIPLEXING IN EVOLVED HSPA

InterDigital Technology C...

8. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:
a processor configured to:
receive a value of a segmentation indication (SI) field in a medium access control (MAC) header associated with a MAC protocol
data unit (PDU), the SI field corresponding to a reordering PDU; and

interpret the value of the SI field,
wherein the SI field having the value of “00” indicates that a first reordering SDU of the reordering PDU is a complete MAC
enhanced high speed (MAC-ehs) SDU and a last reordering SDU of the reordering PDU is a complete MAC-ehs SDU,

wherein the SI field having the value of “01” indicates that the first reordering SDU of the reordering PDU is a last MAC-ehs
SDU segment and, if there are more than one reordering SDUs in the reordering PDU, the last reordering SDU of the reordering
PDU is a complete MAC-ehs SDU,

wherein the SI field having the value of “10” indicates that the last reordering SDU is a first MAC-ehs SDU segment and, if
there are more than one reordering SDUs in the reordering PDU, the first reordering SDU of the reordering PDU is a complete
MAC-ehs SDU, and

wherein the SI field having the value of “11” indicates that, if there is one reordering SDU in the reordering PDU, the one
reordering SDU is a middle MAC-ehs SDU segment, and if there are more than one reordering SDUs in the reordering PDU, the
first reordering SDU of the reordering PDU is a last MAC-ehs SDU segment and the last reordering SDU of the reordering PDU
is a first MAC-ehs SDU segment; and

perform reassembly of the MAC PDU based on the interpretation of the value of the SI field.

US Pat. No. 9,160,271

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:
a converter for converting a single-phase AC voltage to a DC voltage through rectification;
an inverter for feeding a motor by converting the DC voltage as an output of the converter to an AC voltage;
a current command value generation unit for outputting a current command value for the motor according to a torque command
value;

a frequency command value generation unit for outputting a frequency command value of the AC voltage for the motor according
to a speed signal of the motor;

a phase angle command value generation unit for calculating a phase angle command value on the basis of speed information
or axis position information of the motor;

a voltage command value generation unit for generating a voltage command value to the inverter using the current command value,
the frequency command value, and the phase angle command value; and

a compensation unit for adding a compensation value to or subtracting the compensation value from at least one of the torque
command value, the current command value, the voltage command value, the frequency command value, and the phase angle command
value,

the compensation unit includes:
a first compensation unit for extracting a frequency component twice a frequency of the single-phase AC voltage from the DC
voltage outputted from the converter or a current outputted from the inverter to apply gain processing to the extracted component,
and using a result of the processing as the compensation value; and

a second compensation unit for applying low frequency cut-off processing to the DC voltage outputted from the converter or
a current outputted from the inverter, using a frequency selected at or below an electric angular maximum frequency of the
motor as a cut-off frequency to apply gain processing to the processed component, and using a result of the processing as
the compensation value.

US Pat. No. 9,161,455

METHOD OF FABRICATING OF CIRCUIT BOARD

Taiwan TFT LCD Associatio...

1. A method of fabricating a circuit board, comprising:
forming a elastic bump material layer on a substrate;
patterning the elastic bump material layer to form a plurality of first elastic bumps and a plurality of second elastic bumps,
arranged in at least an array, wherein a first number of the plurality of second elastic bumps is not adjacent to the plurality
of first elastic bumps;

forming at least a conductive layer, covering the plurality of first and second elastic bumps and the substrate;
patterning the conductive layer to form a patterned circuit layer covering the first plurality of elastic bumps and a portion
of the substrate, wherein an entirety of the plurality of second elastic bumps and another portion of the substrate are not
covered by the patterned circuit layer; and

forming a protection layer, wherein the protection layer covers a portion of the patterned circuit layer, a second number
of the plurality of second elastic bumps entirely, a third number of the plurality of second elastic bumps partially and the
another portion of the substrate, and exposes the first number of the plurality of second elastic bumps.

US Pat. No. 9,156,796

BENZOIMIDAZOLE-CARBOXYLIC ACID AMIDE DERIVATIVES AS APJ RECEPTOR MODULATORS

SANOFI, Paris (FR)

1. A compound of the formula I,

wherein
R?, R?, and R?? are independently of each other H, halogen, CF3, OCF3, or O—(C1-C3)-alkyl;

R1 is

a) (C4-C7)-alkyl;

b) (C5-C7)-cycloalkyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by (C1-C2)-alkyl or CF3;

c) methylene-cyclohexyl; or
d) phenyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by methyl or Cl;
R2 is

a) a 5-membered heteroaryl which contains 1 or 2 identical or different ring heteroatoms selected from the group consisting
of N, O and S, wherein said 5-membered heteroaryl is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by Cl or (C1-C4)-alkyl;

b) phenyl;
c) (C5-C6)-cycloalkyl; or

d) tetrahydrofuranyl;
R3 is H or (C1-C2)-alkyl;

and
R4 is

a) (C3-C5)-alkyl, which may be optionally substituted by 1-3 F or S—(C1-C4)-alkyl,

b) (C0-C1)-alkylene-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, wherein said cycloalkyl is unsubstituted or mono- or di-substituted by methyl;

c) (C0-C2)-alkylene-phenyl, wherein said phenyl is unsubstituted or mono- or di-substituted by F, Cl, (C1-C4)-alkyl or CF3; or

d) thienyl; or
R3 and R4
are, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, a 5- to 7-membered cycloalkyl ring, which is unsubstituted
or mono-substituted by (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R5 is H, (C1-C4)-alkyl or OH;

R6 is H or (C1-C4)-alkyl;

n is 0, 1 or 2; and
Z is
CO2—R7, OR8, C(O)NR9R10, S(O)2NR11R12,


wherein
v is 0 or 2;
R7 is H or (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R8 is H or (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R9 is H, (C1-C4)-alkyl or ethylene-O—(C1-C4)-alkyl;

and
R10 is

a) H;
b) (C1-C6)-alkyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by CF3;

c) (C1-C2)-alkyl, which is substituted by CN or CO2R19;

wherein
R19 is H or (C1-C6)-alkyl;

d) (C2-C4)-alkyl, which is mono-substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of S-methyl, SO2NR20R21, O—R22 and NR23R24;

wherein
R20 is H;

R21 is H;

R22 is H, (C1-C3)-alkyl, methylene-cyclopropyl, methylene-phenyl, or methylene-2-tetrahydrofurane;

R23 is H or (C1-C2)-alkyl; and

R24 is (C1-C2)-alkyl or SO2-methyl;

e) (C3-C5)-cycloalkyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by phenyl;

f) (C0-C2)-alkylene-heterocycloalkyl, wherein said heterocycloalkyl is five or six membered and contains 1 or 2 O atoms in non-adjacent
positions, and wherein said heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or geminally disubstituted with a spiro cyclopentyl ring or
a spiro cyclohexyl ring;

g) (C2-C5)-alkylene-heterocycloalkyl, wherein said heterocycloalkyl is a five-, six- or seven-membered ring, which contains at least
one N atom, and which is attached via said N-atom, and which may additionally contain one heteroatom selected from the group
consisting of O, S(O)x and NR25 in a position not adjacent to the N atom by which the ring is attached to the alkylene, and wherein any carbon atom within
said heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 or 2 substituents selected from the group consisting of (C1-C3)alkyl and methylene-phenyl; wherein

x is 2; and
R25 is H, (C1-C2)alkyl, methylene-phenyl or phenyl, which is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 or 2 substituents selected from the group consisting
of F, Cl and O—(C1-C4)-alkyl;

h) (C0-C3)-alkylene-heterocycloalkyl, wherein said heterocycloalkyl is a five- or six-membered ring, which contains at least one N
atom, and which is not attached via said N-atom, and which may additionally contain one O atom in a position not adjacent
to the N atom, and wherein said N-atom is unsubstituted or substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting
of

i) (C1-C4)-alkyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by O(C1-C4)-alkyl;

ii) methylene-cyclohexyl;
iii) (C0-C2)-alkylene-phenyl, wherein said phenyl is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 or 2 substituents selected from the group consisting
of F and O(C1-C4)-alkyl;

iv) (C0-C1)-alkylene-pyridyl; and

v) pyrimidinyl;
i) 8-methyl-8-aza-bicyclo[3.2.1]oct-3yl;
j) 9-methyl-9-aza-bicyclo[3.3.1]non-3-yl;
k) methylene-4-(octahydro-quinolizinyl);
l) (C0-C2)-alkylene-phenyl, wherein phenyl is unsubstituted or monosubstituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting
of F, O(C1-C4)-alkyl, N((C1-C4)-alkyl)2, 4-morpholinyl and methylene-(4-methyl-piperidin)-1-yl or disubstituted on adjacent positions by the group —O(CH2)O—; or

m) (C1-C2)-alkylene-heteroaryl, wherein said heteroaryl ring is a five- or six-membered ring containing 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected
from the group consisting of O, S and N; and wherein said heteroaryl ring is unsubstituted;

or
R9 and R10 together with the N-atom carrying them are

a) a four-, five- or six-membered heterocycloalkyl ring containing one heteroatom, which is the N atom to which R9 and R10 are attached, and wherein said heterocycloalkyl ring is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by a substituent selected from the
group consisting of

i) (C0-C1)-alkylene-OR26, wherein R26 is H, (C1-C3)alkyl or methylene-phenyl;

ii) CO2R27, wherein R27 is H or (C1-C6)-alkyl;

ii) NR28R29, wherein R28 is (C1-C2)-alkyl and R29 is (C1-C2)-alkyl, methylene-phenyl or ethylene-N((C1-C4)-alkyl)2;

iii) 1-piperidinyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by methyl;
iv) 1-piperazinyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by methyl;
v) 4-morpholinyl;
vi) 1-azepanyl; and
vii) 2-(2,3-dihydro-1H-isoindolyl);
b) a six- or seven-membered heterocycloalkyl ring containing the N atom to which R9 and R10 are attached and one additional heteroatom selected from O, S or NR30 in a position non-adjacent to the N atom to which R9 and R10 are attached, wherein the carbon atoms in said heterocycloalkyl ring are unsubstituted or mono- or disubstituted by methyl
and wherein

R30 is

i) H;
ii) (C1-C4)-alkyl;

iii) (C5-C6)-cycloalkyl;

iv) phenyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by F, CF3 or O—(C1-C4)-alkyl;

v) methylene-phenyl, which is unsubstituted or mono- or di-substituted by F or Cl or disubstituted on adjacent positions by
the group —O(CH2)O—; or

vi) pyridyl; or
c) a 2,5-diaza-bicyclo[2.2.1]heptyl-ring, which is unsubstituted or substituted on the N atom in the 5-position by a substituent
selected from the group consisting of (C1-C4)-alkyl, methylene-cyclopentyl, phenyl, which is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by F, and methylene-phenyl, wherein said
phenyl is unsubstituted or mono-substituted by O—(C1-C4)-alkyl or CF3;

R11 is H;

R12 is (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R13 is H;

R14 is CF3 or methylene-O—(C1-C4)-alkyl;

R15 is cyclopropyl or phenyl;

R16 is H or (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R17 is H or (C1-C4)-alkyl;

and
R18 is (C1-C4)-alkyl;

in any of its stereoisomeric forms, or a mixture of stereoisomeric forms in any ratio, or a physiologically acceptable salt
thereof, or a physiologically acceptable solvate of any of them.

US Pat. No. 9,156,780

SULFONIC ACID GROUP-CONTAINING DIAMINE COMPOUND AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A sulfonic acid group-containing diamine compound represented by formula (1) below:
where
a group represented by [—SO3M] is a sulfonic acid group, a salt of sulfonic acid group, or an ester of sulfonic acid group,

A in a partial structure represented by [—O-A-NH2] denotes:

a divalent aliphatic group R1 which may have a substituent and has a carbon number of 1 to 10;

a divalent aromatic group Ar1 which has 1 to 4 ring structures and may have a substituent;

a group represented by formula: [—Ar2—Z1—Ar3—] (where Ar2 and Ar3, which may be the same as or different from each other, each are a divalent aromatic group which has 1 to 4 ring structures
and may have a substituent, and Z1 is a direct bond (—), an ether group (—O—), a thioether group (—S—), or a sulfone group (—SO2—));

a group represented by formula: [—R2—Ar4—] (where R2 is a divalent aliphatic group which may have a substituent and has a carbon number of 1 to 10, and Ar4 is a divalent aromatic group which has 1 to 4 ring structures and may have a substituent); or

a group represented by formula: [—Ar5—R3—Ar6—] (where Ar5 and Ar6, which may be the same as or different from each other, each are a divalent aromatic group which has 1 to 4 ring structures
and may have a substituent, and R3 is a divalent aliphatic group which may have a substituent and has a carbon number of 1 to 10), and

the substituent which the aliphatic groups R1, R2, and R3, and the aromatic groups Ar1, Ar2, Ar3, Ar4, Ar5, and Ar6 may have is at least one selected from a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, a butyl group, a trifluoromethyl group,
a phenyl group, a phenoxy group, a phenylthio group, and a benzenesulfonyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,160,778

SIGNALING ENABLING STATUS FEEDBACK AND SELECTION BY A NETWORK ENTITY OF PORTIONS OF VIDEO INFORMATION TO BE DELIVERED VIA WIRELESS TRANSMISSION TO A UE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:
exchanging signaling between
a first entity providing access by a third entity user equipment to a video stream and
a second entity, through which the video stream passes prior to being delivered via wireless transmission to the third entity
user equipment, receiving video information corresponding to the video stream,

wherein the exchanged signaling is associated with the video information received at the second entity and comprises receiving
at the first entity from the second entity one or more indications of how much of the video information was

delivered by the second entity to the third entity user equipment, and
purged from memory in the second entity, wherein purging occurs due to a memory limitation encountered by the first entity
or a loss of the video stream;

sending other video information from the first entity to the second entity; and
responsive to the exchanged signaling, sending information from the first entity to the second entity to modify status at
the second entity of at least a portion of the video information previously received at the second entity, wherein the information
comprises one or more requests to either

replace video information delivered to the second entity, but not yet delivered to the third entity user equipment with the
other video information which is not the same as or comprises different video information than originally delivered,

replace video information purged by the second entity prior to being delivered to the third entity with the other video information,
or

both replace delivered video information and replace purged video information.

US Pat. No. 9,159,343

COPPER RESIDUAL STRESS RELAXATION REDUCTION MEANS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE SLIDER GIMBALS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A hard drive (HDD) gimbal trace circuit characterized in reduced magnitude of the residual stress or residual plastic strain,
the trace circuit comprising:
a stainless steel gimbal strut (SGST) configured to support a transducer and configured to nullify a natural pitch angle of
a flexure from mechanical-coarse adjustment of the SGST;

a plurality of traces forming a trace structure, and being plastically deformed at a high strain region from the mechanical-coarse
adjustment of the SGST;

a first stress suppressor comprising a first protrusion being at least partially disposed under the high strain region, and
a second stress suppressor comprising a second protrusion being at least partially disposed under the high strain region,
wherein the SGST has an edge disposed on the transducer side so as to be spaced apart with an air gap from the trace structure
in the high strain region, the edge extending so as to be substantially parallel to the plurality of traces in the high strain
region,

each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion extends from the edge in an orthogonal direction to an extending direction
of the trace structure in the high strain region so as to extend across the plurality of traces in the high strain region
without bending,

the first protrusion and the second protrusion are disposed side by side in the extending direction of the plurality of traces,
each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion comprises:
a proximate end which contacts the edge of the SGST on a first side of the plurality of traces;
a distal end which is distal to the edge, is located outside of a second side of the plurality of traces, and is parallel
to the proximate end;

two equally-sized parallel sides which extend from the distal end to the proximate end, and
only the first protrusion and the second protrusion are disposed under the plurality of traces in the high strain region.

US Pat. No. 9,156,774

CARBOXYLIC ACID ESTER COMPOUND AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND FRAGRANCE COMPOSITION

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. A carboxylic acid ester compound of formula (1):
wherein one of R1 and R2 is a methyl group and the other of R1 and R2 is —COOR, wherein R is an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,156,422

ACTIVE BOLSTER WITH MULTIPLE BLADDERS ON SINGLE TRIM PIECE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. An active bolster for protecting a passenger in a seating area of an automotive vehicle during a crash event, comprising:
an interior trim panel of the vehicle, wherein the trim panel has a front surface facing the seating area and a back surface
including a plurality of closed bonding tracks spaced laterally across the panel;

a plurality of bladder walls, each having an outer flange bonded to a respective bonding track, a plurality of pleats disposed
annularly adjacent the respective outer flange and defining a respective extension length, and central mounting towers attaching
the respective bladder wall to a fixed reaction structure;

a plurality of micro gas generators, each mounted to a respective bladder wall for supplying inflation gas to inflate the
respective bladder wall during the crash event;

wherein inflation of each bladder wall causes unfolding of the respective pleats while the trim panel deploys away from the
fixed reaction structure by a non-uniform distance resulting from at least one bladder wall having a pleat extension length
not equal to the pleat extension length of another laterally-spaced bladder wall.

US Pat. No. 9,158,959

PALM IDENTIFICATION AND IN-PLACE PERSONALIZED INTERACTIVE DISPLAY

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for identifying a user and providing an in-place personalized interactive display, the method comprising:
capturing, via a first imaging system, an image of a user's palm and detecting, by a controller using the captured image,
one or more unique characteristics of the user's palm;

obtaining, by the controller, an identity of the user via the one or more unique characteristics of the user's palm and a
database containing mappings between detectable unique palm characteristics and stored user identities;

retrieving, by the controller, user-specific interactive content as a function of the identity of the user;
projecting, by the controller via a second imaging system, the user-specific interactive content onto the user's palm; and
detecting, by the controller via a third imaging system, a user's interaction with the projected user-specific interactive
content on the user's palm.

US Pat. No. 9,157,362

PRESSURE RELEASE SLOT FOR FAN NOISE IMPROVEMENT

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A fan shroud comprising:
a body portion and a barrel portion, the barrel portion is integral with the body portion at an outer periphery of the barrel
portion;

wherein the body portion and the barrel portion have a first side and a second side,
wherein the barrel portion defines a cylindrical opening for a fan; and
the barrel portion and the body portion defining a slot in the fan shroud releasing excess air pressure from the shroud,
wherein the slot extends from the first side through the second side of the body portion and the barrel portion;
wherein the slot is of a generally tapered shape with a small end being of a generally semicircular shape; and
wherein the slot is located where the barrel portion mates with the body portion.

US Pat. No. 9,161,482

SHIELD TERMINAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A shield terminal connection structure, comprising:
a terminal part of a tubular shielding member which accommodates a plurality of conduction paths collectively, the terminal
part itself forming a holding part; and

a conductive fixing member which is fixed to a shield structure of a connection party to which the conduction paths are connected,
wherein the conductive fixing member is electrically contacted with and held to the holding part by the holding part,

wherein the holding part is formed by bending the terminal part in an axial direction of the tubular shielding member, and
the terminal part is bent around an inner fixing member and a portion of the inner fixing member protrudes through the tubular
shielding member and is fixed to the conductive fixing member by a fastener.

US Pat. No. 9,156,537

WATERCRAFT PROPULSION SYSTEM AND PROPULSION MACHINE CONTROLLING METHOD

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A watercraft propulsion system comprising:
a normal watercraft operating unit including throttle levers and a steering wheel, the throttle levers being configured to
adjust outputs of at least two propulsion machines mounted to a hull, and the steering wheel being configured to adjust rudder
turning angles of the at least two propulsion machines;

a joy stick watercraft operating unit including a joy stick configured to move the hull in at least each of front, rear, left,
and right directions;

a control unit configured and programmed to control the outputs and the rudder turning angles of the at least two propulsion
machines in a control mode including a normal mode in accordance with an operation of the normal watercraft operating unit
and a control mode including a joy stick mode in accordance with an operation of the joy stick watercraft operating unit;

a control mode switching unit configured to output a control mode switching instruction to the control unit when the control
mode switching unit has received a switching operation of the control mode; and

a detection unit configured to detect rotational speeds of engines of the at least two propulsion machines; wherein
when throttle valves of the engines have moved from an open position to a fully closed position in a case where the control
mode is the normal mode, the control unit does not receive the control mode switching instruction output from the control
mode switching unit until a control mode switching prohibition time period elapses, and the control mode switching prohibition
time period is set based on the rotational speed detected by the detection unit.

US Pat. No. 9,158,931

BLOCK ENCRYPTION METHOD AND BLOCK DECRYPTION METHOD HAVING INTEGRITY VERIFICATION

Institute For Information...

1. A computer-implemented block encryption method, comprising:
(a) obtaining a first vector and a second vector;
(b) dividing an electronic file into a plurality of message blocks, wherein the message blocks have a sequence;
(c) adding a checking vector into the message blocks as the last one of the message blocks;
(d) performing the following operations on each of the message blocks according to the sequence:
(d1) generating an input block, wherein a value of the input block is equal to a value obtained by performing an XOR operation
on the message block, an output block corresponding to a previous message block of the message block, and a message block
before the previous message block of the message block;

(d2) encrypting the input block by using a key to obtain an output block; and
(d3) performing an XOR operation on the output block and the previous message block of the message block to obtain an encrypted
block; and

(e) concatenating the encrypted blocks according to the sequence to generate an electronic encrypted file,
wherein the output block corresponding to the previous message block of the message block is the first vector and the message
block before the previous message block of the message block is an all-zero vector when the step (d) processes the first one
of the message blocks,

wherein the message block before the previous message block of the message block is the second vector when the step (d) processes
the second one of the message blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,156,060

METHOD FOR PRODUCING WATERPROOF ORGANIC THIN FILM

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for producing a waterproof organic thin film, comprising: a waterproofing step of preparing a long laminate having
an organic thin film, and bringing at least the organic thin film into contact with a waterproofing-treatment liquid;
a washing step of washing at least the organic thin film surface of the long laminate; and
a conveying step to be performed between the waterproofing step and the washing step, the conveying step being a step of conveying
the long laminate from the waterproofing step to the washing step;

wherein in the conveying step, the long laminate is conveyed while the waterproofing-treatment liquid remaining on the organic
thin film surface is caused to flow relatively to the organic thin film surface,

the long laminate is continuous in a conveying direction, and
the conveying step comprises conveying the long laminate in the state of inclining the organic thin film surface to a horizontal
plane while wind is blown onto the organic thin film surface,

wherein the inclination angle of the organic thin film surface to the horizontal plane is 1 to 45 degrees, and the speed of
the wind is 5 to 30 m/second.

US Pat. No. 9,155,647

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LUMINAL STENTING

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A stent delivery device comprising:
a self-expanding stent having an expanded configuration and a compressed configuration;
a push wire;
a first retaining polymer attached directly to and directly contacting the push wire and disposed about and retaining a proximal
end portion of the self-expanding stent in the compressed configuration;

a second retaining polymer attached directly to and directly contacting the push wire and disposed about and retaining a distal
end portion of the self-expanding stent in the compressed configuration;

a first resistance member in thermal communication with the first retaining polymer; and
a second resistance member in thermal communication with the second retaining polymer;
wherein the second retaining polymer and the second resistance member are configured to permit expansion of the distal end
portion of the self-expanding stent to an expanded configuration without expansion of the proximal end portion of the self-expanding
stent.

US Pat. No. 9,159,574

METHOD OF SILICON ETCH FOR TRENCH SIDEWALL SMOOTHING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of smoothing a sidewall of a trench formed in a semiconductor wafer, the method comprising:
supporting the semiconductor wafer with a pedestal in a processing chamber, the semiconductor wafer comprising the trench;
introducing a fluorine containing gas into the processing chamber;
introducing a polymerization gas into the processing chamber concurrently with the fluorine containing gas;
delivering power to the processing chamber to generate plasma from the fluorine containing gas and the polymerization gas,
the plasma generated from the polymerization gas to form a polymer layer on the sidewall of the trench; and

directionally etching the semiconductor wafer with the plasma generated from the fluorine containing gas to smooth the sidewall
of the trench with the polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,159,366

DEVICE FOR PLAYBACK IN A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZATION

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. A method for synchronization of data for audio and/or video between a memory of a device in a motor vehicle and an external
device, the method comprising the steps:
monitoring a first power source for powering a synchronization unit and the memory by a monitoring unit; and
if a charge state (C) of the monitored first power source is above a threshold, starting a synchronization mode and performing
in that mode the steps of:

starting program sequences for synchronization and stopping at least one additional program sequence for replaying audio or
video;

synchronizing the data between the memory and the external device through a radio connection by means of the synchronization
unit of the device;

monitoring the first power source for powering the synchronization unit and the memory by the monitoring unit;
outputting a status signal (St) based the charge state (C) of the first power source by the monitoring unit to the synchronization
unit;

signaling from the synchronization unit to the external device, an interruption of the synchronization due to a low charge
level, wherein information is transmitted to the external device before a termination of the synchronization of the data;

storing information at the external device to continue the synchronization when a connection is restored at a later time;
terminating the synchronization of the data based on the status signal (St), the status signal (St) indicating that the charge
state (C) of the first power source is below the threshold and/or that a second power source for charging of the first power
source is disconnected from the first power source; and

synchronizing a viewport of storage of the external device only in the case of an interruption of the synchronization of the
data.

US Pat. No. 9,161,102

METER DEVICE WITH SUPPORTING COMMUNICATIONS

Honeywell International I...

1. A meter device having communications, comprising:
a processor;
a display connected to the processor;
a plurality of data registers connected to the processor;
one or more remote current sensors connected to the processor;
a data bus connector, connected to the processor, for interfacing with a Java control application engine JACE;
a communication module, wherein the communication module supports one or more protocols selected from a plurality of communication
protocols comprising EZ-7, E-Mon, Modbus, BACnet, and LonWorks protocols dual communication protocol ports, connected to the
processor, for simultaneous transmission via RS-232/RS-485 and an Ethernet;

an enclosure for containing the processor and display; and
wherein the enclosure incorporates a din rail mounting.

US Pat. No. 9,159,713

OPTO-ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. An optical component, comprising:
a base comprising a first via, a second via, a first surface, and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the
first via and the second via respectively penetrate the base from the first surface to the second surface;

a waveguide layer disposed on the first surface and comprising a bottom cladding layer, a top cladding layer, and a core layer
which is clad between the bottom cladding layer and the top cladding layer;

an emitting portion disposed at a side of the waveguide layer;
the emitting portion comprising:
a first inserting portion inserting into the first via;
a first light-guide hole aligning with the core layer of the waveguide layer, wherein the first inserting portion and the
first light-guide hole are one integral unit;

a first reflective layer disposed on an inner surface of the first light-guide hole; and
a light emitter aligning with the first light-guide hole and providing an optical signal entering to the core layer through
the first light-guide hole; and

a receiving portion disposed at the other side of the waveguide layer the receiving portion comprising:
a second inserting portion inserting into the second via;
a second light-guide hole aligning with the core layer of the waveguide layer, wherein the second inserting portion and the
second light-guide hole are one integral unit;

a second reflective layer disposed on an inner surface of the second light-guide hole; and
a light receiver aligning with the second light-guide hole, wherein the optical signal passes through the core layer and enters
the light receiver via the second light-guide hole.

US Pat. No. 9,159,487

LINEAR ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A linear electromagnetic device, comprising:
a core in which a magnetic flux is generable;
an opening through the core, wherein the opening through the core comprises an elongated slot; and
a plurality of primary conductors received in the opening and extending through the core, each primary conductor including
a substantially square or rectangular cross-section and are each disposed directly adjacent one another in a single row in
the elongated slot, the elongated slot comprising two elongated side walls connected at each end by an end wall, each primary
conductor including a predetermined width in a direction corresponding to the elongated side walls and each end primary conductor
being less than about one half of the predetermined width from a respective one of the side walls, wherein only the primary
conductors and no other conductors extend through the elongated slot in the core and wherein an electrical current flowing
in one direction through the primary conductors generates a magnetic field about the primary conductors, substantially the
entire magnetic field being absorbed by the core to generate the magnetic flux in the core.

US Pat. No. 9,158,340

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING DISPLAY OF INDICIA READING TERMINAL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus for sealing a joint between a display and a housing of a hand held computer terminal, the display having a
display front, a display back, and display sides connecting the display front and the display back, the apparatus comprising:
a display boot configured to be assembled with the display, at least a portion of the display boot mating with at least a
portion of the front of the display; and

a display frame, the display frame having a recessed portion, a non-recessed portion, and frame holes, the recessed portion
configured to accept insertion of the display and the display boot, the non-recessed portion defining at least a portion of
the perimeter of the recessed portion, and the frame holes positioned outside the perimeter of the recessed portion,

wherein the display boot has an overhanging portion configured to overlap and mate against the non-recessed portion of the
display frame when the display boot is assembled with the display frame, and

wherein the display frame is configured to tighten to the housing using the frame holes to compress the display and the display
boot between the display frame and the housing, to compress the overhanging portion of the display boot between the non-recessed
portion of the display frame and the housing, and to compress the display and the at least a portion of the display boot mating
with the at least a portion of the front of the display between the display frame and the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,156,311

METHOD OF FORMING A FRONTAL TOOTHING ON AN INNER RING OF A WHEEL HUB, UPSET COLLAR AND WHEEL HUB WITH FRONTAL TOOTHING THUS OBTAINED

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method of forming, by plastic deformation, a front toothing on an inner ring of a wheel hub, comprising the steps of:
forming the inner ring of the wheel hub by joining a spindle and an insert ring fitted onto the spindle, on a side of a first
end of the spindle and so that the first end of the spindle axially projects so as to protrude with respect to the insert
ring;

axially blocking the insert ring onto the spindle by plastically deforming the first end of the spindle to form an upset collar
therewith, which axially protrudes with respect to the insert ring, and

frontally impressing the front toothing onto the collar, on the side opposite to the insert ring; and wherein
i) the step of impressing the front toothing is carried out only after completing the step of forming the upset collar, onto
the finished collar; and

ii) the step of forming the upset collar is carried out so that the finished collar has, in a part of the collar which axially
protrudes from the insert ring, a predetermined geometric shape which substantially defines, in radial section, a scalene
triangle having a base facing the insert ring, a first linear side extending from a first end of the base, a second linear
side extending from a second end of the base and a rounded vertex opposite the base connecting the first linear side to the
second linear side.

US Pat. No. 9,160,355

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SIGNAL TIMING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a sending element, configured to generate a sending signal;
a plurality of receiving elements, configured to receive a control signal respectively; and
a control unit, coupled to the sending element through a first wire and to the receiving elements through a plurality of second
wires, provided with a comparison table which stores related information of the second wires, configured to generate the control
signals corresponding to the sending signal, according to the related information of the second wires after receiving the
sending signal, at least one of the control signals being transmitted to the corresponding receiving element, the rest of
the control signals being delayed for a preset time and then transmitted to the rest of the receiving elements,

wherein the related information of the second wires comprises lengths of the second wires and transmission rates of the control
signals transmitted in the second wires, the preset time is obtained through dividing a difference value between a first length
and a second length by a transmission rate of one delayed control signal transmitted in corresponding one of the second wires,
the first length is a length of the second wire in which the corresponding control signal which is not delayed is transmitted,
and the second length is a length of the second wire in which the corresponding control signal which is delayed is transmitted,
and the first length is greater than the second length.

US Pat. No. 9,158,641

CLOUD AUTO-TEST SYSTEM, METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM OF THE SAME

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A cloud auto-test system, comprising:
at least one processing module to construct at least one test management virtual machine comprising:
a version control unit to read at least one under-test object to monitor and update a version of the under-test object;
a test flow management unit to establish and manage at least one test flow comprising at least one test item respectively;
a virtual machine control unit to establish a test operation virtual machine such that the under-test object with a latest
version is loaded to the test operation virtual machine;

a test performing unit comprising at least one test tool to perform an auto-test process on the under-test object in the test
operation virtual machine according to the test flow; and

a report and management unit to perform analysis on a test result generated by the test performing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,159,379

SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A switching circuit comprising:
a first well and a second well configured to be formed in a semiconductor substrate;
a first transistor configured to be connected with a first node at one end of the first transistor, and the first transistor
being formed in the first well;

a second transistor configured to be connected with another end of the first transistor at one end of the second transistor,
and connected with a second node at another end of the second transistor, and the second transistor being formed in the second
well; and

a potential control circuit configured to switch connection of the second well from the second node to the first node during
a predetermined period including a period for the first transistor and the second transistor to transition from off to on
in a state where a potential of the second node is lower than a potential of the first node, and to switch the connection
of the second well from the first node to the second node after the predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 9,156,437

REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A control method for a remote starting system for a vehicle comprising:
(a) remote starting the vehicle through a remote terminal, wherein a remote start signal received from the remote terminal
is relayed to a telematics module of the vehicle, which transmits the remote start signal to a signal processing means through
a body control module of the vehicle so as to initiate the remote start;

(b) in response to remote starting the vehicle, activating a timer when a door of the vehicle is opened;
(c) once the timer is activated, searching a fob and certifying the fob when a driver's door is closed, a brake is operated,
or a predetermined time has elapsed on the timer without any operation in the vehicle;

(d) converting the vehicle from a remote start mode to a normal start mode when the fob is certified; and
(e) terminating the remote start when the fob is not certified.

US Pat. No. 9,161,160

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:
a plurality of communication devices; and
a hand-held communication terminal that is a separate structure from the plurality of communication devices; wherein
each of the plurality of communication devices includes a coupling portion arranged to be electrically coupled with the hand-held
communication terminal, a power source, and a signal processing section arranged to process a signal received and a signal
to be sent;

the hand-held communication terminal includes a coupling portion arranged to be electrically coupled with the coupling portion
of each of the plurality of communication devices, an antenna arranged to send and receive radio waves, and a connector arranged
to connect the coupling portion and the antenna to each other, the hand-held communication terminal including neither a power
source nor a signal processing section; and

when the coupling portion of the hand-held communication terminal is coupled with the coupling portion of a specified one
of the plurality of communication devices, the hand-held communication terminal receives a signal only from the specified
one of the plurality of communication devices at the coupling portion thereof and sends the signal through the antenna, and/or
receives a signal at the antenna and sends the signal only to the specified one of the plurality of communication devices
through the coupling portion thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,159,272

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE FOR IMAGE DISPLAY, IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND LED DRIVER

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A light emitting device for image display that is disposed in an image display apparatus which displays an image based
on image data, the light emitting device for image display comprising:
a light emitting unit that is divided in a plurality of areas and each of a plurality of light emitting elements configured
to emit light in accordance with a current supplied is disposed corresponding to each of the areas; and

a Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) control portion that applies PWM control to the current supplied to the light emitting element;
the light emitting device for image display uses the light emitting element to emit light that is used for display of the
image;

the light emitting device for image display includes:
a control condition setting portion that decides and sets, in an updatable manner, a PWM limit condition and a reference current
value in accordance with an Average Picture Level (APL) of the image data;

a PWM value calculation portion that calculates a PWM value for each of the areas based on the image data, the PWM limit condition
and the reference current value; and

an LED control signal generation portion which outputs an LED control signal;
wherein
the PWM limit condition is a limit value defining an upper limit value of a sum of the PWM values for the plurality of areas,
the PWM limit condition is a condition which sets a predetermined limitation on a PWM value which is a duty ratio for the
PWM control;

the reference current value is a value of a current that flows in the light emitting element in accordance with turning-on
of the PWM control;

the PWM control portion performs the PWM control based on the reference current value and the calculated PWM value; and
the LED control signal contains information about the PWM value for each of the areas, the reference current value, and a
set LED voltage value to the light emitting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,158,910

PASSWORD RESETTING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING PASSWORD RESETTING FUNCTION

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A computerized password resetting method using an electronic device and a server, the electronic device in communication
with the server to access an information system provided by the server, the method comprising:
setting, by the electronic device, an index code and extracting device information of the electronic device;
storing, by the electronic device, the index code and the device information of the electronic device in the server corresponding
to a user identifier (ID) of the information system;

notifying, by the electronic device, the user to input the user ID and the index code and acquiring the device information
of the electronic device;

generating, by the electronic device, a verification string using the index code and the user ID inputted by the user and
the acquired device information;

wherein the verification string is generated by:
generating a random code and displaying the random code on a display of the electronic device to notify the user to input
the displayed random code; and

generating the verification string by encrypting the user ID and the index code inputted by the user and the acquired device
information using an encryption algorithm, when the displayed random code is inputted by the user;

and
sending, by the electronic device, the verification string to the server for verification, thereby requesting the server to
reset a password associated with the user ID of the information system;

wherein the server resets the password associated with the user ID by:
decrypting the verification string using a decryption algorithm to obtain the user ID and the index code inputted by the user
and the acquired device information; and

verifying whether the obtained index code and device information match the index code and the device information which are
stored in the server corresponding to the user ID.

US Pat. No. 9,156,535

VESSEL PROPULSION SYSTEM AND VESSEL INCLUDING THE SAME

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A vessel propulsion system comprising:
a plurality of propulsion apparatuses that are turnably mounted on a stern of a hull in an inclined manner such that a turning
center line intersects a hull center line;

a plurality of turning actuators configured to respectively turn the plurality of propulsion apparatuses left and right with
respect to the hull;

a steering device configured to output a steering command; and
a control unit configured or programmed to control the plurality of turning actuators individually according to the steering
command output by the steering device; wherein

the control unit is configured or programmed to include:
a storage unit configured to store a reference angle that the turning center line of each propulsion apparatus defines with
respect to the hull center line, and a turning command angle computing unit configured or programmed to determine a turning
command angle of each propulsion apparatus based on the steering command output by the steering device and the reference angle
of each propulsion apparatus stored in the storage unit; wherein

the control unit is configured or programmed to drive the corresponding turning actuator based on each turning command angle.

US Pat. No. 9,159,685

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

CHIPMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC....

1. A method for forming a conductive structure comprising:
forming a patterned insulating layer above a passivation layer of a semiconductor chip, wherein the semiconductor chip comprises
a semiconductor substrate, a pad and the passivation layer, wherein the pad is disposed on the semiconductor substrate, the
passivation layer is disposed on the semiconductor substrate partially covers the pad to expose the pad through a first opening
that is formed by the passivation layer, and the patterned insulating layer is disposed on the passivation layer and partially
covers the first opening to expose the pad through a second opening that is defined by the patterned insulating layer, wherein
the first opening is larger than the second opening;

forming an under bump metal (UBM) layer covering the patterned insulating layer and the second opening to electrically connect
to the pad; and
forming a conductive bump disposed in the second opening to electrically connect to the under bump metal layer, wherein the
under bump metal layer covers a periphery of the conductive bump; and
removing the under bump metal layer disposed in an external region layer outside the second opening of the patterned insulating
layer, thereby a first upper surface of the under bump metal layer is flush with a second upper surface of the patterned insulating
layer, a third upper surface of the conductive bump is higher than the first upper surface of the under bump metal layer,
and the portion of the conductive bump disposed in the second opening is covered by the under bump metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,159,337

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A HIGH FREQUENCY AUDIO SIGNAL USING ADAPTIVE OVERSAMPLING

Dolby International AB, ...

1. Apparatus for generating a high frequency audio signal, comprising:
an analyzer for analyzing an input signal to determine a transient information, wherein a first portion of the input signal
has associated the transient information, and a second later portion of the input signal does not comprise the transient information;

a spectral converter for converting the input signal into an input spectral representation;
a spectral processor for processing the input spectral representation to generate a processed spectral representation comprising
values for higher frequencies than the input spectral representation; and

a time converter for converting the processed spectral representation to a time representation,
wherein the spectral converter or the time converter are controllable to perform a frequency domain oversampling for the first
portion of the input signal having associated the transient information and to not perform the frequency domain oversampling
for the second later portion of the input signal or to perform a frequency domain oversampling with a smaller oversampling
factor compared to the first portion of the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,158,156

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, LAMINATED POLARIZING PLATE AND POLARIZED LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A transmissive liquid crystal display, comprising:
a light source (BL), a reflective linearly-polarizing layer (Pr1), a birefringent layer (A), a light source-side light-diffusing layer (D1), a light source-side absorptive linearly-polarizing layer (P1), a liquid crystal cell (LC), and a viewer-side linearly-polarizing layer (P2) which are arranged in this order and satisfy all the following conditions:

(a) transmission axes of the reflective linearly-polarizing layer (Pr1) and the light source-side absorptive linearly-polarizing layer (P1) are arranged substantially parallel to each other;

(b) said birefringent layer (A) has a thickness direction retardation Rth which satisfies the relation 250 nm?Rth?1000 nm
and said birefringent layer (A) has an in-plane retardation Re of 20 nm or less;

(c) of linearly polarized light emitted from the light source (BL) and transmitted through the reflective linearly-polarizing
layer (Pr1), the birefringent layer (A) makes substantially no change in the polarization state of linearly polarized light in the normal
direction while the birefringent layer (A) makes a change in the polarization state of linearly polarized light in an oblique
direction; and

wherein said reflective linearly-polarizing layer (Pr1), said birefringent layer (A), said light source-side light-diffusing layer (D1) and said light source-side absorptive linearly-polarizing layer (P1) are integrally bonded to one another with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,157,260

HYDRAULICALLY ACTUATED LATCH MECHANISM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A storage system comprising:
a storage compartment having a compartment door;
a plurality of latches for latching the door, the latches being closed by the door;
a plurality of slave cylinders coupled to the latches; and
a master cylinder in fluid communication with the slave cylinders for causing the slave cylinders to simultaneously open the
latches but not to close the latches.

US Pat. No. 9,158,707

STATISTICAL CACHE PROMOTION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A system for storing data in a cache, comprising:
a processor configured to:
determine that a data record is not stored in a cache;
generate a first random value using a threshold value;
determine whether to store the data record in the cache based at least in part on the generated first random value;
generate a second random value using the threshold value; and
determine whether to store the data record in the cache based at least in part on the generated second random value; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,158,459

MANAGING A STORAGE DEVICE USING A HYBRID CONTROLLER

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
by computer program instructions on a hybrid controller of a storage device,
detecting a failure of an external PCIe link between a source external to the storage device and a first external interface
configured to establish an external PCIe link to the external source; and

in response to detecting the failure of the external PCIe link:
utilizing a second external interface to communicate with the external source over one of an external SAS link and an external
SATA link;

suspending processing at the first external interface;
flushing any pending commands received from the first external interface; and
in response to flushing the pending commands from the first external interface, shutting down the storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,158,609

UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS TESTING DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A universal serial bus (USB) testing device for an electronic device having a USB port, comprising:
a micro-processor, receiving a power when the micro-processor is connected to a power port of the USB port;
a first USB control unit, receiving the power from the micro-processor, and processing a first connection test for the electronic
device via a first data port of the USB port; and

a second USB control unit, receiving the power from the first USB control unit, and processing a second connection test for
the electronic device via a second data port of the USB port,

wherein when the first USB control unit receives the power, the first USB control unit provides the power to the second USB
control unit after waiting for a first predetermined period of time, and

wherein the electronic device determines whether the first data port is operating according to the first connection test,
and determines whether the second data port is operating according to the second connection test.

US Pat. No. 9,161,046

DETERMINING QUANTIZATION PARAMETERS FOR DEBLOCKING FILTERING FOR VIDEO CODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of decoding video data, the method comprising:
extracting from a coded representation of the video data, a plurality of syntax elements, the syntax elements including a
first delta quantization parameter (dQP) syntax element and a second dQP syntax element, wherein a picture of the video data
is partitioned into a plurality of Largest Coding Units (LCUs), the plurality of LCUs including a particular LCU that includes
a plurality of coding units (CUs), each respective CU of the plurality of CUs corresponding to a respective video block, the
CUs of the particular LCU being grouped into a plurality of quantization groups that includes at least a first quantization
group and a second quantization group;

adding the first dQP syntax element to a predicted quantization parameter (QP) value from a first neighboring CU to determine
a first QP value, wherein the first QP value is associated with each CU in the first quantization group;

adding the second dQP syntax element to a predicted QP value from a second each CU in the second quantization group, the second-quantization
group including multiple CUs or the particular LCU, each of the CUs of the second quantization group having a size smaller
than a minimum CU quantization group size, wherein all leaf CUs within any CU having the minimum CU quantization group size
share the same QP value, and wherein a dQP syntax element is only signaled for any leaf CU if the leaf CU is large than or
equal to the minimum CU quantization group size;

determining a deblocking QP value based on an average of the first QP value and the second QP value;
identifying threshold values based on the deblocking QP value;
making a determination, based on the threshold values, whether to apply a strong deblocking filter or a weak deblocking filter;
and

applying a deblocking filter based on the deblocking QP value to an edge occurring at a boundary between a first video block
and a second video block, the first video block being associated with a first CU, the second video block being associated
with a second CU, the first CU being in the first quantization group, the second CU being in the second quantization group,
wherein applying the deblocking filter comprises:

applying, in response to making the determination to apply the strong deblocking filter, the strong deblocking filter to modify
samples of the first video block up to three samples away from the boundary and to modify samples of the second video block
up to three samples away from the boundary; and

applying, in response to making the determination to apply the weak deblocking filter, the weak deblocking filter to modify
samples of the first video block up to two samples away from the boundary and to modify samples of the second video block
up to two samples away from the boundary.

US Pat. No. 9,161,189

AUTOMATIC CALL FORWARDING TO IN-VEHICLE TELEMATICS SYSTEM

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. Apparatus to automatically force transfer of incoming calls to a wireless device, comprising:
an ignition sensor to detect activation of a vehicle ignition; and
an in-vehicle telematics unit to trigger initiation without user confirmation from a given wireless device within said vehicle
that is not linked with an in-vehicle telematics unit, when said vehicle ignition activation is detected, of a wireless message
for communication from said in-vehicle telematics unit to a telematics center, said wireless message requesting said telematics
center to initiate call forwarding of all future calls intended for said wireless device within said vehicle instead be forwarded
to said in-vehicle telematics unit;

wherein said wireless message is transmitted to said telematics center by said in-vehicle telematics unit of said vehicle;
and

whereby said wireless device does not control said initiation of said call forwarding.

US Pat. No. 9,156,283

LIQUID DISPERSAL IN RADIANT DRYERS FOR PRINTING SYSTEMS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a dryer of a printing system comprising:
a heating element within an interior of the dryer that is operable to heat a web of printed media as the web travels through
the interior;

a liquid dispersal unit within the interior that is operable to project liquid droplets of coolant onto the web as the web
travels through the interior in order to control the temperature of the web; and

a controller operable to select a flow rate of the liquid droplets for each of multiple regions on the web by identifying
a colorant applied to a region of the web and selecting the flow rate for the region based on heat absorption characteristics
of the colorant.

US Pat. No. 9,160,372

PARALLEL BIT INTERLEAVER BY APPLYING A CYCLIC BLOCK AND A BIT PERMUTATION PROCESS

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A bit interleaving method for interleaving bits of a codeword generated based on a quasi-cyclic low-density parity check
coding scheme, including a repeat-accumulate quasi-cyclic low-density parity check coding scheme, the bit interleaving method
comprising:
a cyclic block permutation step of applying a cyclic block permutation process to a codeword made up of N cyclic blocks each
consisting of Q bits, to reorder the cyclic blocks in accordance with a cyclic block permutation rule defining a reordering
of the cyclic blocks;

a bit permutation step of applying a bit permutation process to the codeword after the cyclic block permutation process, to
reorder the bits of the codeword in accordance with a bit permutation rule defining a reordering of the bits; and

a dividing step of dividing the codeword after the bit permutation process into a plurality of constellation words, each of
the constellation words being made up of M bits, wherein

N is a multiple of M,
the bit permutation rule defines the reordering of the bits of the codeword after the cyclic block permutation process, such
that the Q bits in each of the N cyclic blocks are each allocated to a bit of an identical bit index in Q constellation words
and the Q constellation words are each made up of one bit in each of M cyclic blocks, the M cyclic blocks being common to
the Q constellation words, and

the bit index of the bit in each of the constellation words to which the bits in each of the cyclic blocks are allocated is
determined in accordance with the cyclic block permutation rule.

US Pat. No. 9,157,493

MECHANICAL SYSTEM COMPRISING A ONE-WAY CLUTCH AND ALTERNATOR COMPRISING SUCH A SYSTEM

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A mechanical system, comprising:
a first element and a second element which are able to move one with respect to the other in rotation about a central axis
and delimit an annular housing radially to the central axis;

a one-way clutch arranged in the annular housing;
a member located on one of the first element and the second element to from a clutch trackway;
two roller bearings arranged in the annular housing one on each axial side of the one-way clutch, each of the two roller bearings
comprises a first ring and a second ring, wherein one of the first ring and the second ring forms a pressed ring, wherein
the pressed ring is under an axial load;

each of the two ball bearings including a pressing member configured to press against the pressed ring, to control at least
one of an internal clearance and a preload thereof, the pressing member avoiding relative motion with and being positionally
fixed to at least one of the first element and the pressed ring during operation; and

wherein the member is in contact with just one of the first ring and the second ring of one of the two ball bearings and is
not in contact with the first ring nor the second ring of the other of the two ball bearings.

US Pat. No. 9,158,911

PASSWORD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A computerized method for managing a password of an electronic device, comprising:
setting one or more formulas for generating dynamic passwords to unlock the electronic device, and writing the one or more
formulas into a configuration file prestored in the electronic device, the one or more formulas using positional coordinates
of the electronic device as reference variables;

obtaining current positional coordinates of the electronic device;
determining whether a position of the electronic device changes;
generating a first password using the one or more formulas according to the current positional coordinates of the electronic
device when the position of the electronic device changes;

verifying whether a password input by a user matches a current password of the electronic device; and
unlocking the electronic device when the password input by the user matches the current password of the electronic device,
wherein when the first password is generated, the first password becomes the current password of the electronic device, and
the current password of the electronic device remains valid until a second password is generated using the one or more formulas
when the position of the electronic device changes, and the second password differs from the first password; and the generating
step further comprises:

storing the second password in a storage unit of the electronic device where the first password is stored; and
deleting the first password from the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,158,663

EVALUATING PERFORMANCE MATURITY LEVEL OF AN APPLICATION

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A computer implemented method for evaluating a performance maturity level of a software application, the method comprising:
obtaining at least one assessment parameter and at least one sub-parameter of the at least one assessment parameter, based
on at least one of a key performance area and a key competency area, wherein the key performance area is at least one of workload
characterization, performance oriented architecture and design, code optimization, database tuning, and performance benchmarking,
wherein the at least one assessment parameter comprises performance requirements, architecture and design review, coding,
database review, testing, gathered performance characteristics, and performance benchmarking, and wherein the at least one
sub-parameter is at least one of a code profiling check, code tuning check, a workload characterization check, a performance
requirements gathered completely check, a SQL code being tuned check;

assigning a weightage to the at least one sub-parameter, the weightage being based on significance of the at least one sub-parameter
to the assessment parameter;

configuring a performance questionnaire, based on the at least one assessment parameter and the at least one sub-parameter;
and

determining a maturity score for the software application, in response to inputs received to the performance questionnaire,
wherein the determining is based on the weightage assigned to the at least one sub-parameter of the at least one assessment
parameter, the maturity score being indicative of the performance maturity level of the software application;

comparing the performance maturity level of the software application to a target performance maturity level; and
providing suggestions for improving the performance maturity level of the software application, based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,161,337

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING H-ARQ PROCESSES

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for supporting enhanced uplink (EU) transmissions implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the
method comprising:
providing hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) processes for supporting transmission over an EU channel;
receiving configuration information, wherein the configuration information indicates which H-ARQ processes are associated
with a particular dedicated channel medium access control (MAC-d) flow, wherein the association indicates that data from the
particular MAC-d flow is allowed to be transmitted using an associated H-ARQ process;

for a transmission time interval (TTI), providing data from the MAC-d flow for transmission using a first H-ARQ process, on
a condition that the first H-ARQ process is from one of the associated H-ARQ processes; and

transmitting data from the MAC-d flow over the EU channel using the first H-ARQ process.

US Pat. No. 9,158,880

LAYOUT METHOD FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A layout method for a printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:
obtaining a memory type of a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) to be mounted on the PCB;
obtaining a module group from a database according to the memory type of the DRAM, wherein the module group comprises a plurality
of routing modules;

obtaining a plurality of PCB parameters;
selecting a specific routing module from the module group according to the PCB parameters;
implementing the specific routing module into a layout design of the PCB; and
fabricating the PCB based on the specific routing module implemented into the layout design of the PCB,
wherein the specific routing module comprises layout information regarding a main chip, a memory chip and a routing configuration
between the main chip and the memory chip.

US Pat. No. 9,157,304

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY SYSTEM INCLUDING RF TRANSMISSION LINE EXTENDING ALONGSIDE A WELL PIPE IN A WELLBORE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A hydrocarbon resource recovery system for a laterally extending wellbore in a subterranean formation, the hydrocarbon
resource recovery system comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source;
an electrically conductive well pipe extending within the laterally extending wellbore;
a coaxial RF transmission line coupled to said RF source and comprising an inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding
said inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween, said coaxial RF transmission line extending alongside in parallel with
an exterior of said electrically conductive well pipe within the laterally extending wellbore and coupled to said electrically
conductive well pipe to define an RF antenna for heating the hydrocarbon resources within the subterranean formation; and

a plurality of electrically conductive mechanical fasteners coupling said outer conductor to said electrically conductive
well pipe along a length thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,156,506

ELASTICALLY AVERAGED ALIGNMENT SYSTEM

GM Global Technology Oper...

5. An elastically averaged alignment system, comprising:
a first alignment portion comprising an alignment member and a first plurality of elastically deformable alignment elements,
wherein the alignment member comprises an aperture formed in the first alignment portion; and

a second alignment portion comprising an elastically deformable alignment member configured and disposed to be received by
and deformably and matingly engaged with the alignment member and a second plurality of elastically deformable alignment elements
configured and disposed to deformably and matingly engage the first plurality of deformable alignment elements, wherein the
engagement of the alignment member and deformable alignment member and first plurality of elastically deformable alignment
elements and the second plurality of elastically deformable alignment elements elastically average a predetermined position
of the second alignment portion relative to the first alignment portion,

wherein the first plurality of elastically deformable alignment elements comprise a first plurality of elastically deformable
tooth elements that extend along a plurality of tooth axes,

wherein the alignment member comprises a plurality of spaced apart elongated apertures having a length that is greater than
a width,

wherein the plurality of spaced apart elongated apertures comprise a plurality of first slots having first longitudinal axes
that are parallel to one another and not parallel to the tooth axes and a plurality of second slots having second longitudinal
axes that are parallel to one another and that are not parallel to the first longitudinal axes.

US Pat. No. 9,161,303

DUAL MODE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A wireless communications device comprising:
a battery configured to provide power to operate the wireless communications device in a first mode of operation;
an RF interface configured to:
receive an RF signal; and
generate operating power for direct use by the wireless communications device from the RF signal in a second mode of operation;
and

a processing section comprising one or more processors;
wherein the wireless communications device is configured to:
operate on battery power in the first mode of operation;
detect available RF power;
enter the second mode of operation from the first mode of operation, wherein, during the second mode of operation, the generated
operating power is used for operation of the device; and

detect a fill state of a memory and, based on the fill state, change the processing section from the second mode to the first
mode and conduct data transfer with the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,159,771

ORGANIC EL PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An organic EL panel, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of first electrodes disposed above the substrate along a first direction and a second direction, the first direction
and the second direction intersecting each other;

organic light-emitting layers each disposed above one of the first electrodes and including organic light-emitting material;
banks partitioning the organic light-emitting layers either individually or into groups; and
a second electrode that is configured to follow a cavity between banks, and is disposed over the organic light-emitting layers
and over the banks,

wherein a plurality of bank residues remain between the first electrodes and the organic light-emitting layers, and a diameter
of each bank residue in one direction in plan view of a surface of the substrate is not greater than 0.2 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,157,898

ULTRASONIC RECEIVING CIRCUIT

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. An ultrasonic occupancy sensor for detecting presence or absence of an occupant in a space, the occupancy sensor comprising:
an ultrasonic transmitting circuit comprising an ultrasonic transmitting element for transmitting ultrasonic waves;
an ultrasonic receiving circuit comprising an ultrasonic receiving element for receiving ultrasonic waves and generating an
ultrasonic input signal, a synchronous rectifier for generating a rectified signal from the input signal, and a filter circuit
for filtering the rectified signal to generate a filtered signal, the synchronous rectifier comprising at least one amplifier
circuit and at least one analog switch coupled to an output of the amplifier circuit for forming the rectified signal; and

a controller operable to drive the ultrasonic transmitting circuit with a drive signal to control an ultrasonic transmission
frequency of the transmitted ultrasonic waves, the controller operable to render the analog switch conductive and non-conductive
in phase with the drive signal to form the rectified signal, the controller further operable to receive the filtered signal
and to determine that the space is occupied in response to the filtered signal.

US Pat. No. 9,157,630

VENTILATION DEVICE

Panasonic Ecology Systems...

1. A ventilation device, comprising:
a frame provided with an opening;
a fan disposed in the frame;
a panel covering the opening of the frame and allowing air to pass through, and
a lighting device disposed in the panel, wherein:
the lighting device includes a lampshade, in which a lighting part is disposed, and a circuitry box of a controller for controlling
the lighting part, the lampshade and the circuitry box being formed in a separated structure,

wherein the panel is provided with a stop plate and a bracket surrounding the stop plate, the bracket being configured with
a notch in a side to communicate with inside the panel, and wherein, a lid is disposed for the circuitry box at a lower side
thereof, which is provided with a water discharge port corresponding to the notch.

US Pat. No. 9,156,340

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE PROTECTION APPARATUS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A protection apparatus for a battery having an energy storage device arranged between two wheelhouses comprising:
a U-beam protective element external to the battery, spanning between the wheelhouses, secured to a floor panel via flanges,
defining a continuous surface and a beam width substantially equal to a battery fore-aft width relative to opposing rolling
directions of wheels; and

a plurality of supports secured to the wheelhouses to retain and orient the U-beam above the battery.

US Pat. No. 9,161,445

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a resin layer;
a plurality of pads formed on the resin layer and positioned to be connected to an electronic component; and
a solder-resist layer formed on the resin layer and exposing upper surfaces of the pads and portions of side walls of the
pads,

wherein each of the pads has a metal layer such that the metal layer is formed on each of the upper surfaces of the pads and
each of the portions of the side walls of the pads exposed by the solder-resist layer, and the plurality of pads is positioned
such that the electronic component is wire-bonded to the pads.

US Pat. No. 9,159,237

VEHICLE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM AND VEHICLE EARLY WARNING METHOD

WISTRON CORPORATION, New...

11. A vehicle early warning system, comprising:
an inter-vehicle communication device for receiving an other-vehicle message package having an other-vehicle identification
code and an other-vehicle sense message;

a processor for determining whether the other-vehicle identification code is valid, wherein the processor determines whether
the other-vehicle sense message is valid when the other-vehicle identification code is valid, and determines whether a driving
location is on a predicted collision path according to the other-vehicle sense message when the other-vehicle sense message
is valid; and

a notice device for outputting a notice signal when the driving location is one the predicted collision path.

US Pat. No. 9,155,433

FLOOR CLEANING APPARATUS WITH FILTER DRAWER

PANASONIC CORPORATION OF ...

1. A floor cleaning apparatus comprising:
a body including a suction inlet and an exhaust outlet;
a dirt collection vessel carried on the body;
a suction generator carried on the body, said suction generator moving an airstream through said suction inlet, said dirt
collection vessel and said exhaust outlet;

a filter drawer carried on said body;
a filter carried in said filter drawer, said filter being displaceable between a home position and an operating position in
said filter drawer;

an airstream port on said body;
a filter stop on said body displacing said filter from said home position to said operating position in said filter drawer
and thereby aligning said filter with said airstream port as said filter drawer is moved from a fully opened position toward
a fully closed position; and

a cam arrangement to positively displace said filter against said airstream port when said filter drawer is fully closed.

US Pat. No. 9,161,386

HYBRID LMR TRANSCEIVER WITH LTE AND DYNAMIC ANTENNA CONTROL

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A hybrid land mobile radio, comprising:
a portable radio housing;
an LMR transceiver, disposed in the portable radio housing, which facilitates communications using an LMR communications protocol
on one or more LMR frequency bands;

an LTE transceiver, disposed within the portable radio housing, which facilitates LTE communications using an LTE communications
protocol on one more LTE frequency bands, the LTE transceiver configured to concurrently utilize a first and a second diversity
antenna for achieving diversity gain during LTE communication operations;

an external antenna disposed on an external portion of the portable radio housing
at least a first embedded antenna which serves as the first diversity antenna disposed within the portable radio housing and
coupled to the LTE transceiver;

an RF signal routing network coupled to the LMR transceiver, the LTE transceiver, and the external antenna; and
a control system which controls the RF signal routing network to selectively connect at least one of the LMR transceiver and
the LTE transceiver to the external antenna in accordance with at least one operating condition to facilitate use of the external
antenna by the LTE transceiver as the second diversity antenna; and

wherein the external antenna is configured to facilitate LMR communications on the 700/800 MHz LMR frequency band, and the
LTE transceiver communicates on at least one of LTE band 13 and LTE band 14.

US Pat. No. 9,159,939

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A photoelectric conversion device comprising:
a crystalline silicon substrate;
a first silicon semiconductor layer over the crystalline silicon substrate, the first silicon semiconductor layer partially
covering a surface of the crystalline silicon substrate;

a second silicon semiconductor layer over the first silicon semiconductor layer;
a first electrode over the second silicon semiconductor layer; and
a light-transmitting semiconductor layer covering the crystalline silicon substrate, the first silicon semiconductor layer,
the second silicon semiconductor layer, and the first electrode,

wherein the light-transmitting semiconductor layer comprises an organic compound and an inorganic compound and is in direct
contact with the crystalline silicon substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,159,142

IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A decoding device, comprising
at least one processor; and
storage coupled to the at least one processor;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
receive a bitstream from a server based on an instruction sent from an apparatus;
decode an image, on a block-by-block basis, from the bitstream; and
send the image to a display apparatus coupled to the decoding device,
wherein the decoding further includes:
obtaining, in a following order, first data including four coded luma context-dependent segments, second data including four
coded luma context-independent segments, third data including one coded chroma context-dependent segment and fourth data including
one coded chroma context-independent segment from the bitstream for an image block in the image;

performing context adaptive binary arithmetic decoding on the first data to generate four luma context-dependent segments;
performing bypass decoding on the second data to generate four luma context-independent segments;
performing context adaptive binary arithmetic decoding on the third data to generate one chroma context-dependent segment;
performing bypass decoding on the fourth data to generate one chroma context-independent segment;
deriving four luma intra prediction modes from a respective one of the four luma context-dependent segments and a corresponding
one of the four luma context-independent segments for four subblocks in the image block; and

deriving one chroma intra prediction mode from the one chroma context-dependent segment and the one chroma context-independent
segment for the image block, and

wherein the bitstream includes, in the following order, the first data, the second data, the third data and the fourth data
when the bitstream is compliant with a first standard, and the bitstream includes, in the following order, four coded luma
intra prediction modes and one coded chroma intra coded mode when the bitstream is compliant with a second standard different
from the first standard.

US Pat. No. 9,157,848

DING DETECTION SYSTEM

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method to identify and classify deformations on a sheet metal panel, the method comprising:
applying an abrasive screening material to the sheet metal panel's surface to identify deformations present on the sheet metal
panel, the screening material being in the form of an object having dimensions substantially smaller than the dimensions of
the sheet metal panel, wherein the application of the screening material includes swiping the screening material over the
entire surface of the sheet metal panel, the screening material being abrasive in texture but sufficiently smooth to avoid
scratching the sheet metal panel, thereby establishing screened deformations;

rubbing an area around each identified deformations with a tool to determine the size of the identified deformations; and
measuring the screened deformations employing a measuring rule to classify each identified deformation.

US Pat. No. 9,157,303

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING APPARATUS INCLUDING UPPER AND LOWER WELLBORE RF RADIATORS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having at least one pair of laterally extending
upper and lower wellbores therein, the apparatus comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source;
an upper wellbore RF radiator configured to be positioned in the laterally extending upper wellbore and comprising a plurality
of first terminals;

a lower wellbore RF radiator configured to be positioned in the laterally extending lower wellbore and comprising a plurality
of second terminals; and

an interconnection arrangement configured to couple selected ones of said plurality of first and second terminals to said
RF source, said interconnection arrangement comprising

a plurality of switches, and
a controller cooperating with said plurality of switches and operative to selectively couple ones of said plurality of first
and plurality of second terminals to said RF source such that a single terminal of at least one of the plurality of first
and second terminals being coupled to said RF source heats the hydrocarbon resources from a respective one of the upper and
lower RF radiators.

US Pat. No. 9,155,398

HEATED AND COOLED CHAIR APPARATUS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A heating and cooling system for a seat, said system comprising:
(a) a seat body with at least one plenum, said plenum having one or more plenum openings;
(b) a plurality of fans configured to create an airstream in said plenum;
(c) a moisture-permeable material covering said plenum openings;
(d) at least one heating source; and
(e) a power supply for powering said heating source and said fans;
(f) wherein said airstream cools said moisture-permeable material of said seat body by convective and evaporative heat exchange.

US Pat. No. 9,161,406

LED DRIVER AND LIGHTING APPLICATION FOR WATTAGE CONTROL

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. An LED driver for powering an LED fixture, the LED driver comprising:
an input terminal for receiving an input power;
a power converter arranged to
receive at least part of the input power from the input terminal of LED driver and;
supply an output power for powering the LED fixture;
a control unit arranged to control an output characteristic of the power converter;
a configuration terminal connected to the control unit;
the control unit further being arranged to:
receive, via the configuration terminal, a configuration signal representing a maximum allowable input power received via
the input terminal, the configuration signal being settable prior to and after installation of said LED driver; and

control the output characteristic of the power converter while maintaining the input power at or below the maximum allowable
input power.

US Pat. No. 9,160,572

AUTOMATED LOCATION DETERMINATION TO SUPPORT VOIP E911 USING SELF-SURVEYING TECHNIQUES FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORK

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of obtaining location information in an Internet Protocol (IP) network, comprising:
requesting, by a wireless network device, first location information from a first member device of a given wireless fidelity
(WiFi) network;

requesting, by said wireless network device, second location information from a second member device of said given WiFi network;
requesting, by said wireless network device, third location information from a third member device of said given WiFi network;
meshing said first location information, said second location information, and said third location information, into a single
meshed location associated with said wireless network device;

determining the meshed location comprising a meshed latitude that is a mean of individual latitude of each of said three locations
and a meshed longitude that is a mean of individual longitude of said three locations; and

providing said meshed location to a WiFi network Access Point AP, as location information for said wireless network device;
wherein said first location information, said second location information, and said third location information are all also
meshed locations.

US Pat. No. 9,161,241

REFERENCE SIGNAL DESIGN AND SIGNALING FOR PER-USER ELEVATION MIMO

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an indication of which reference signals in a plurality of reference signals sound in the elevation dimension and
which reference signals in the plurality of reference signals sound in the azimuthal dimension;

receiving the plurality of reference signals from a transmit antenna array;
separating the plurality of reference signals into a first portion and a second portion based at least in part on the indication;
calculating elevation feedback and azimuth feedback based on the first and second portions; and
sending the elevation feedback and the azimuthal feedback to the access point.

US Pat. No. 9,160,492

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMBINING SPACE-FREQUENCY BLOCK CODING SPATIAL MULTIPLEXING AND BEAMFORMING IN A MIMO-OFDM SYSTEM

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A transmitting device comprising:
a circuit configured to transmit first data symbols using a first group of orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM)
subcarriers using space frequency block coding (SFBC); wherein each pair of the first data symbols are SFBC coded to be transmitted
on two of four antennas and not over the other two of the four antennas; and

the circuit is further configured to receive channel state information (CSI) from a receiving device; wherein the CSI includes
for each of a plurality of groups of subcarriers, a channel quality information (CQI) for each of the plurality of groups
of subcarriers; wherein the circuit is further configured for each of the plurality of groups of subcarriers, to determine
a number of streams for transmission using multiple input multiple output (MIMO) spatial multiplexing and a modulation and
coding for each group of the plurality of groups of subcarriers in response to the CQI for each group of the plurality of
groups of subcarriers; wherein at least two of the plurality of groups have different number of streams and different modulation
and coding schemes; wherein the circuit is configured to transmit second data symbols using the plurality of groups having
the determined respective number of streams using MIMO spatial multiplexing.

US Pat. No. 9,159,485

METHOD FOR MAKING AN ELECTRICAL INDUCTOR AND RELATED INDUCTOR DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electrical inductor comprising:
a dielectric layer comprising a liquid crystal polymer (LOP);
a first electrically conductive layer of a first metal and on said dielectric layer, said first electrically conductive layer
comprising at least one column extending vertically through said dielectric layer and defining terminals;

a second electrically conductive layer over said dielectric layer comprising the first metal and defining inductive turns,
the first metal comprising copper; and

a Cu3Sn intermetallic compound of the first metal and a second metal bonding adjacent metal portions together of said at least
one column of said first electrically conductive layer and portions of said second electrically conductive layer over said
at least one column, the second metal comprising tin;

portions of said second electrically conductive layer not over said at least one column of said first electrically conductive
layer being spaced apart from said dielectric layer;

the first metal having a melting point temperature greater than that of the second metal;
the second metal having a melting point temperature below a lamination temperature of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,156,424

MULTI-WRAP AIRBAGS AND RELATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Autoliv ASP, Inc., Ogden...

1. A method for packing an airbag cushion, the method comprising the steps of:
compressing a first portion of an airbag cushion;
securing a first wrap about the compressed first portion, wherein the first wrap is configured to separate upon inflation
of the airbag cushion;

compressing a second portion of the airbag cushion; and
securing a second wrap about the compressed second portion, wherein the second wrap is configured to separate upon inflation
of the airbag cushion, and wherein the second wrap is configured to separate upon inflation of the airbag cushion with less
force than the first wrap.

US Pat. No. 9,160,977

PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT VIDEO CONTENT

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method of providing information about video content to a user of a client device, said method comprising:
receiving a request from the client device requesting information about video content, wherein, without input from the user
and prior to rendering a web page to which the user has navigated, said request is automatically created and submitted by
said client device in response to said client device parsing a portion of hypertext markup language text, said request including
an internet protocol address of said client device;

establishing (a) a geographic location of said client device from said internet protocol address; and (b) a time of said request;
identifying one or more content providers available in said geographic location;
in dependence on said one or more content providers and said time, retrieving information about said video content from a
database; and

providing said information to said client device.

US Pat. No. 9,157,870

PATTERN TEST APPARATUS

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A pattern test apparatus which tests pattern defects by using a pattern image obtained by applying light to a test sample,
comprising:
a light source configured to apply test light of a predetermined wavelength to the test sample;
a polarizing beam splitter which reflects the light from the light source, and guides the light onto the test sample;
an imaging device which receives light which has been reflected by the test sample and reflected by the polarizing beam splitter;
an optical system which forms a Fourier transform plane of the test sample between the test sample and the polarizing beam
splitter; and

a polarizing controller disposed in the Fourier transform plane, the polarizing controller including a first region which
lets the test light through, and a second region which has an area greater than that of the first region and lets the light
reflected by the test sample through, the first region and the second region having different retardation quantities.

US Pat. No. 9,157,537

AIRCRAFT FLUID CHECK VALVE ASSEMBLY WITH INDEXING

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. An aircraft check valve assembly comprising:
a first duct flange having an outer annular ridge interrupted in a circumferential direction by at least one void area;
a second duct flange;
a check valve having a check valve flange extending annularly therefrom including at least one index tab, wherein the index
tab occupies the void area formed in the outer annular ridge;

wherein the outer annular ridge is interrupted in the circumferential direction by a plurality of circumferentially spaced
void areas, the outer annular ridge extending continuously between the respective void areas.

US Pat. No. 9,156,236

VACUUM-POWERED FILM-APPLYING MECHANISM

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A vacuum-powered film-applying mechanism for adhering a flexible film to a workpiece, comprising:
a bracket comprising a rotating shaft;
a suction member rotatably sleeved on the rotating shaft, and defining a peripheral suction surface along a periphery thereof
and a plurality of suction chambers therein, the peripheral suction surface defining a plurality of suction holes respectively
communicating with the plurality of suction chambers; and

a rotating joint rotatably sleeved on the rotating shaft and defining a plurality of air conduits respectively communicating
with the plurality of the suction chambers, wherein when the suction member is rotated to suck the flexible film, the rotating
joint is capable of exhausting air from the plurality of suction chambers one by one to enable the suction member to be sticking
to and rolling the flexible film thereon, when the suction member is rotated to adhere the flexible film to the workpiece,
the rotating joint is capable of supplying air to the plurality of suction chambers one by one to enable the suction member
to unroll and release the flexible film.

US Pat. No. 9,160,392

ROTARY KNOB WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNA

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A portable communication device, comprising:
a housing;
at least one radio frequency communication circuit disposed in the housing, the radio frequency communication circuit selected
from a group consisting of a radio receiver circuit, a radio transmitter circuit, and a radio transceiver circuit;

a control knob provided external of the housing;
at least one control device responsive to movement of the control knob relative to the housing, and facilitating control of
a least one function of the portable device by a user;

an antenna for the radio frequency communication circuit fixed within a volume defined by the control knob, wherein the antenna
moves with the control knob when the control knob is moved relative to the housing;

an axial member fixed to the housing and about which the control knob can rotate; and
a nut securing the axial member and the control knob to each other and comprising a bearing surface upon which the control
knob can rotate when a torsional force is applied to the control knob.

US Pat. No. 9,161,418

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY LOADS

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load, the load control device
comprising:
a thyristor adapted to be electrically coupled between the AC power source and the electrical load, the thyristor having first
and second main terminals through which a load current is conducted to energize the electrical load and a gate terminal through
which a gate current is conducted to render the thyristor conductive;

a gate coupling circuit comprising two MOS-gated transistors in anti-series connection, the MOS-gate transistors electrically
coupled to conduct the gate current through the gate terminal of the thyristor; and

a control circuit configured to control the gate coupling circuit to cause the MOS gated transistors to conduct the gate current
through the gate terminal of the thyristor to render the thyristor conductive at a firing time during a present half cycle
of the AC power source, the control circuit configured to control the gate coupling circuit to allow the MOS-gated transistors
to conduct the gate current through the gate terminal of the thyristor again at a time between the firing time and the end
of the present half-cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,158,297

COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING MEASUREMENT PROGRAM OF PRODUCT

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a measurement program of a product using a computing device, the method comprising:
reading a computer aided design (CAD) file of the product, and obtaining attribute data for describing the product from the
CAD file;

creating a mesh over the attribute data of the product using a plurality of triangles, wherein the mesh is created by performing
operations comprising: converting the attribute data of the product to a B-spline curved surface, determining a closed boundary
curve of the B-spline curved surface in a parametric plane and dividing the closed boundary curve into a grid using a plurality
of horizontal lines and vertical lines; generating two triangles by connecting four vertices of the square counterclockwise
when one square of the grid has no intersection point with the closed boundary curve; forming a two-dimensional (2D) data
structure according to the one or more intersection points, one or more vertices of the square which fall within the closed
boundary curve and boundary points of the closed boundary curve when one square of the grid has one or more intersection points
with the closed boundary curve; reading a first point and a second point nearest to the first point from the 2D data structure,
constructing one side of a triangle using the first point and the second point, and determining a third point of the triangle
according to a determination rule, wherein the determination rule requires that there is no 2D point of the 2D data structure
in a circumcircle of the triangle; determining vertices of other triangles in the 2D data structure according to the determination
rule, to generate the plurality of triangles over the attribute data of the product; and drawing a three-dimensional (3D)
model of the product according to the plurality of triangles;

obtaining coordinate information of measuring points of the product from the CAD file using a measurement tool, the coordinate
information comprising a coordinate value and a direction vector of each of the measuring points;

arranging the measuring points of the product into one or more geometrical elements, and obtaining measuring information of
each of the one or more geometrical elements according to the coordinate information;

generating a measurement program by integrating the measuring information of each of the one or more geometrical elements
into a predefined program model; and

displaying the measurement program on a display device of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,157,619

REVERSIBLE POLE OR WALL MOUNTING BRACKET

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A reversible mounting bracket, comprising:
a first mounting surface, wherein the first mounting surface is substantially flat and comprises a first protrusion; and
a second mounting surface coupled to the first mounting surface at an approximate right angle, the second mounting surface
comprising a second protrusion and one or more angled surfaces to substantially conform to a curvature of a pole;

wherein the first mounting surface and the second mounting surface each comprise a plurality of coupling holes formed therein,
wherein the first protrusion is an approximate L shaped protrusion comprising:
a first base portion that extends substantially perpendicular to the first mounting surface in a direction of and substantially
parallel to the second mounting surface, and

a first hook portion that extends substantially perpendicular to the first base portion from an edge of the first base portion
in a direction away from the second mounting surface and substantially parallel to the first mounting surface, and

wherein the second protrusion is an approximate L shaped protrusion comprising:
a second base portion that extends substantially perpendicular to the second mounting surface in a direction of and substantially
parallel to the first mounting surface, and

a second hook portion that extends substantially perpendicular to the second base portion from an edge of the second base
portion in a direction away from the first mounting surface and substantially parallel to the second mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 9,156,773

ALICYCLIC DICARBOXYLIC ACID ESTER COMPOUND AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. An alicyclic dicarboxylic acid ester compound represented by the following formula (1):

wherein R each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
US Pat. No. 9,155,272

SOYBEAN VARIETY A1037423

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety A1037423, wherein a sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under ATCC Accession No.
PTA-121784.

US Pat. No. 9,160,830

MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS HAVING ANTI-THEFT AND AUTO-NOTIFICATION FUNCTIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communication apparatus comprising:
an anti-theft control circuit comprising:
a SIM-card-detection module detecting whether a first SIM card is replaced by a second SIM card; and
an information management module storing a predetermined user contact information, and a user personal database comprising
at least one of a phonebook database, a schedule database, and an e-mail database;

a transmission control circuit transmitting data and signal;
wherein if the SIM-cared-detection module detects that the first SIM card is replaced by the second SIM card, the transmission
control circuit sends out, according to the predetermined user contact information, personal data of an original owner stored
in the phonebook database, the schedule database, or the e-mail database of the information management module when the first
SIM card is not yet replaced by the second SIM card,

thereby enabling the original owner to get back the personal data of the phonebook database, the schedule database, or the
e-mail database stored in the information management module when the first SIM card is not yet replaced by the second SIM
card, wherein the predetermined user contact information is contact information predetermined by the original owner; and

a security module, wherein after the personal data are sent out, the security module waits for a confirmation signal to confirm
that the record or records have been transmitted according to the predetermined user contact information successfully.

US Pat. No. 9,157,819

WHEEL COMPONENT FORCE DETECTING APPARATUS

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A wheel component force detecting apparatus for detecting a component force on a wheel, the wheel component force detecting
apparatus comprising:
a pair of sensing units each including a cylinder and a component force detector, wherein
the wheel includes an axle connector, an electric motor, and a wheel unit;
the axle connector is cylindrical and connected with an axle;
the electric motor includes a stator and an armature, the stator is fixed to the axle connector and disposed around an outer
periphery in a radial direction of the axle connector, and the armature is rotatably supported by the axle connector and rotatable
outside the stator;

the wheel unit holds the armature, is rotatably supported by the axle connector, and is rotatable by power from the electric
motor;

the cylinder is mounted outside a circumferential surface of the axle connector and has a first end fixed to the axle connector
and a second end fixed to the stator;

the component force detector includes a plurality of strain sensors disposed on the cylinder; and
the pair of sensing units is symmetrical in an axial direction of the axle connector with respect to the stator.

US Pat. No. 9,157,305

APPARATUS FOR HEATING A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION INCLUDING A FLUID BALUN AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the apparatus
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore;
a transmission line configured to be positioned in the wellbore and coupled to said RF antenna;
an RF source configured to be coupled to said transmission line; and
a balun configured to be coupled to said transmission line adjacent said RF antenna within the wellbore, said balun comprising
a body defining a liquid chamber configured to receive a quantity of dielectric liquid therein.

US Pat. No. 9,157,078

CELL-ADHESIVE PROTEIN

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A cell-adhesive protein comprising methionine, wherein at least a portion of methionine residues is oxidized;
wherein said cell-adhesive protein is a gelatin-like protein and wherein the gelatin-like protein is a recombinant gelatin
having an amino acid sequence derived from a partial amino acid sequence of collagen; and

wherein the amino acid sequence of the recombinant gelatin does not comprise any of serine and threonine.

US Pat. No. 9,158,757

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVIEW AND SELECTION OF WORDS

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A method for use in a continuous stroke system having a virtual keyboard with an integrated correction display, comprising:
receiving a portion of a first part of a continuous stroke which has been input into a virtual keyboard,
wherein the first part of the continuous stroke corresponds to locations, on the virtual keyboard, of multiple letters of
the beginning of a word in sequence, without indicating a last letter of the word;

wherein the continuous stroke is entered by a user through continuous contact with a display, the continuous contact corresponding
to multiple keys on the virtual keyboard, and

wherein the portion of the first part of the continuous stroke corresponds to one or more initial letters that comprise less
than all the letters of the word;

determining, while the first part of the continuous stroke is being received and before the last letter corresponding to the
first part of the continuous stroke has been indicated, a matching set of word patterns that at least partially match the
first part of the continuous stroke,

wherein the determining is performed, at least in part, by comparing the received portion of the first part of the continuous
stroke with an initial portion of multiple known word patterns which correspond to multiple known words;

generating, from the matching set of word patterns, multiple known words which correspond to the received portion of the first
part of the continuous stroke;

in response to a trigger event, displaying at least one of the multiple known words on the integrated correction display,
integrated with the virtual keyboard, before the continuous stroke has been completed,

wherein the trigger event is based on a comparison between speed information concerning a current rate of movement of the
continuous stroke and a threshold speed value;

updating the received portion of the first part of the continuous stroke with a second part of the continuous stroke which
has been input into the virtual keyboard before the last letter corresponding to the first part of the continuous stroke has
been indicated,

wherein the second part of the continuous stroke extends the continuous stroke to intersect with one of the multiple known
words displayed on the integrated correction display; and

selecting, based on the extension of the continuous stroke, the one of the multiple known words with which the updated continuous
stroke intersects.

US Pat. No. 9,161,416

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A COLOR POINT OF LIGHT EMITTED FROM AN ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE OLED

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for adjusting a color point of light emitted from an organic light emitting diode (OLED) by using current with
a modulated waveform for driving the OLED, the waveform comprising at least three different parameters and the color point
located in a color space, the method comprising:
defining a color point target;
adjusting the at least three parameters to tune the waveform by:
determining a set of groups of parameters, wherein each group of parameters of the set of groups of parameters is defining
a specific shape of the modulated waveform;

selecting the group of parameters of the set of groups of parameters for which the resulting light output of the OLED is lying
within a predefined area around the color point target and the brightness of the OLED remains at a predefined level;

for each group of the parameters defining the respective modulated waveform and calculating an averaged color point, wherein
the calculation of the averaged color point comprises a summation over at least one period of the waveform of every color
point associated to the current amplitude at each point in time of the modulated waveform, weighting the summation by a luminance
associated to the current amplitude at each point in time of the modulated waveform, wherein the summation is performed such
that the luminance is linearly correlated to the current;

for each averaged color point calculating a color distance to the target color point;
selecting the modulated waveforms for which the color distances are lying within a predefined distance from the target color
point;

choosing one of the selected modulated waveforms; and
employing the chosen waveform to provide the current with the modulated waveform to the OLED.

US Pat. No. 9,159,796

METHOD FOR PROTECTING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AGAINST DEGRADATION AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PROTECTED AGAINST HOT CHARGE CARRIERS

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A method for protecting a semiconductor device against degradation of its electrical characteristics, comprising:
providing a semiconductor device comprising a first semiconductor region and a charged dielectric layer which form a dielectric-semiconductor
interface, the first semiconductor region comprising majority charge carriers of a first charge type, and the charged dielectric
layer comprising fixed charges of the first charge type; and

configuring a charge carrier density per area of the fixed charges such that the charged dielectric layer is shielded against
entrapment of hot majority charge carriers generated in the first semiconductor region.

US Pat. No. 9,159,621

DICING TAPE PROTECTION FOR WAFER DICING USING LASER SCRIBE PROCESS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of scribing a semiconductor wafer comprising a plurality of integrated circuits, the method comprising:
adhering a backside of a semiconductor wafer to an inner portion of a carrier tape of a substrate carrier comprising a tape
frame mounted above the carrier tape;

overlaying a protective frame above a front side of the semiconductor wafer and above an exposed outer portion of the carrier
tape, the protective frame comprising an opening exposing an inner region of the front side of the semiconductor wafer; and

with the protective frame in place, laser scribing the front side of the semiconductor wafer; and
subsequent to the laser scribing, removing the protective frame and plasma etching the semiconductor wafer to singulate the
integrated circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,156,008

CARDO COPOLYBENZIMIDAZOLES, GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANES AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. Cardo copolybenzimidazoles having repeating units represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein 0.05?x?0.5, 0.5?y?0.95, and x+y=1.

US Pat. No. 9,161,399

PROGRAMMABLE CURRENT SOURCE FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ARRANGEMENTS

Minebea Co., Ltd., Nagan...

1. A power supply for light emitting diode arrangements (11) having a current source (3), comprising: the power supply (1) being dimensioned for a power class and comprises an adjustable current source (3) and an adjustable power limitation (4), the power limitation (4) is adjustable within limits of the power class, a control component (5) for controlling the current source (3) and the power limitation (4), the control component (5) is adapted to run an operating program (8) whose input parameters (7) are a number of light emitting diodes to be controlled and a method of connection for the light emitting diodes and, based
on the input parameters, the control component is adapted to adjust and regulate a current intensity of the current source
(3) and the power limitation (4).

US Pat. No. 9,159,898

OXIDE SUPERCONDUCTOR THIN FILM AND SUPERCONDUCTING FAULT CURRENT LIMITER

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. An oxide superconducting thin film, comprising a substrate, an intermediate layer provided on the substrate, and a superconducting
layer provided on the intermediate layer, wherein
the intermediate layer comprises an average thickness from 10 nm to 20 nm and a surface roughness Ra of 0.5 nm or less,
the intermediate layer includes MgO with an NaCl-type crystal structure or CeO2,

an average value of a valence of the Ce element in the CeO2 as weighed by abundance is from 3.7 to 3.95,

an average value of a valence of the Mg element in the MgO as weighed by abundance is from 1.85 to 1.95, and
the superconducting layer is formed on a surface of the intermediate layer and includes an oxide superconductor as a main
component.

US Pat. No. 9,158,839

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRAINING AND CLASSIFYING DATA

DiligenceEngine, Inc., T...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a processing device, a data set, wherein the data set is annotated with at least a first annotation and at least
a second annotation, wherein at least the first annotation and the second annotation represent characteristics within the
data set;

determining, by the processing device, a first identifier from the first annotation and a second identifier from the second
annotation;

associating, by the processing device, the first identifier to the second identifier to generate at least one joined identifier,
wherein the at least one joined identifier is placed between the first annotation and the second annotation;

computing, by the processing device, a feature weight and a transition weight for the annotated data set based on the first
annotation, the second annotation, and the at least one joined identifier and a transition between each of the first annotation,
the second annotation and the at least one joined identifier;

receiving, by the processing device, a second data set, wherein the second data set is un-annotated; and
classifying, by the processing device, the second data set based on the computed feature weight and the transition weight
from the first data set.

US Pat. No. 9,157,542

FLUID-BIASED HYDRAULIC CONTROL VALVE

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. A hydraulic control valve comprising:
a solenoid body;
a selectively energizable coil;
an armature positioned adjacent the coil and having a valve stem extending therefrom; the coil being energizable to move the
armature and the valve stem from a first position to a second position;

a pole piece positioned to establish a gap between the pole piece and the armature; wherein the armature is configured to
route pressurized fluid between the gap and a side of the armature opposite the pole piece and the gap; and

wherein the valve body, the armature and the valve stem are configured so that the armature and the valve stem are biased
to the first position by pressurized fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,156,362

PORTABLE CHARGING CABLE WITH IN-LINE CONTROLLER

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. An EVSE cord comprising:
plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors,
an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord,
said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said
utility connector,

an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and
disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections;

a control pilot conductor in said docking section of said cord, wherein said in-line EVSE controller comprises:
a microprocessor comprising a serial port;
an analog buffer coupled between said microprocessor and said control pilot conductor;
a pulse generator coupled to said control pilot conductor and having a duty cycle controlled by said microprocessor; and
a temperature sensor having a temperature output coupled to said microprocessor, said temperature output representing a present
temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,160,750

COMMUNICATION ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A communication access control system, comprising:
a messaging service facility; and
a computing system of the messaging service facility, the computing system having a permanent memory and hosting:
a plurality of access control cells, each of the access control cells having an input address and an output address;
a messaging service to send messages between at least some of the plurality of access control cells; and
a control service to define a link selected from:
a C-link to connect the output address of a first read-write cell of the plurality of access control cells to the input address
of a second read-write cell of the plurality of access control cells;

an F-link to connect a forwarder address with the input address of at least one of the plurality of access control cells;
and

a Q-link to connect the output address of at least one of the plurality of access control cells to a queue address.
US Pat. No. 9,157,108

CELLS, NUCLEIC ACIDS, ENZYMES AND USE THEREOF, AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOPHOROLIPIDS

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. An isolated or purified sophorolipid-producing cell transformed with a nucleic acid encoding an E1 polypeptide;
wherein the E1 polypeptide comprises (a) an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 53, 55, 57, 59, 61 and 63;
or (b) a variant of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 53, 55, 57, 59, 61 or 63 which is identical to SEQ ID NO: 53, 55,
57, 59, 61 or 63 except that at least one residue up to 5% of the amino acid residues of SEQ ID NO: 53, 55, 57, 59, 61 or
63 have been modified by deletion, substitution, and/or insertion, wherein the E1 polypeptide catalyzes the conversion of Z-9-octadecenoic acid into 17-hydroxy-Z-9-octadecenoic acid;

wherein said cell may optionally contain a nucleic acid encoding at least one E2, E3, E4 or E5 polypeptide or wherein said cell may optionally have a disruption in an endogenous gene encoding an E3 and/or E4 polypeptide; wherein:

E2 comprises (a) an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 8 and 11; or (b) a variant of the amino
acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8 or 11 which is identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8 or 11 except that at least
one residue up to 5% of the amino acid residues of SEQ ID NO: 8 or 11 have been modified by deletion, substitution, and/or
insertion, wherein the E2 polypeptide catalyzes the conversion of UDP-glucose and 17-hydroxy-Z-9-octadecenoic acid into 17-(3-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-Z-9-octadecenoic
acid;

E3 comprises (a) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11; or (b) a variant of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11 which
is identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11 except that at least one residue up to 5% of the amino acid residues
of SEQ ID NO: 11 have been modified by deletion, substitution, and/or insertion, wherein the E3 polypeptide has the ability to catalyze the conversion of 17-(?-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-Z-9-octadecenoic acid and UDP-glucose
into 17-L-[(2?-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-?-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-Z-9-octadecenoic acid;

E4 comprises (a) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9; or (b) a variant of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9 which is
identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9 except that at least one residue up to 5% of the amino acid residues
of SEQ ID NO: 9 have been modified by deletion, substitution, and/or insertion, wherein the E4 polypeptide has the ability to catalyze the conversion of:

(i) 17-L-[(2?-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-?-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-Z-9-octadecenoic acid 1?,4?-lactone and acetyl-coenzyme A into
17-L-[(2?-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-(-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-Z-9-octadecenoic acid 1?,4?-lactone monoacetate;

(ii) 17-L-[(2?-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-?-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-Z-9-octadecenoic acid 1?,4?-lactone monoacetate and acetyl-coenzyme
A into 17-L-[(2?-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-?-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-Z-9-octadecenoic acid 1?,4?-lactone diacetate; or

(iii) 17-L-[(2?-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-?-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-Z-9-octadecenoic acid 1?,4?-lactone and acetyl-coenzyme A into
17-L-[(2?-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-(-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-Z-9-octadecenoic acid 1?,4?-lactone diacetate; and

E5 comprises (a) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10; or (b) a variant of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10 which
is identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10 except that at least one residue up to 5% of the amino acid residues
of SEQ ID NO: 10 have been modified by deletion, substitution, and/or insertion, wherein the E5 polypeptide has the ability to transfer a sophorolipid out of the sophorolipid-producing cell into the surrounding medium.

US Pat. No. 9,159,277

CIRCUITS FOR CONTROLLING AN ARRAY OF LIGHT MODULATORS OF A DISPLAY APPARATUS TO GENERATE DISPLAY IMAGES

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
an array of display elements, each having a first actuator configured to drive the display element into a first state and
a second actuator configured to drive the display element into a second state; and

a control matrix including, for each pixel,
a circuit including a first state inverter and a second state inverter, the first state inverter having an output coupled
to an input of the second state inverter;

a first update interconnect coupled to the first state inverter, the first update interconnect configured such that altering
a voltage applied to the first update interconnect causes the first actuator to respond to a data voltage corresponding to
a future pixel state of the pixel; and

a second update interconnect coupled to the second state inverter, the second update interconnect configured such that altering
a voltage applied to the second update interconnect causes the second actuator to respond to a voltage state of the first
inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,160,512

SEMI-PERSISTENT SCHEDULING METHOD AND APPARATUS

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for Semi-Persistent Scheduling, SPS, transmission, comprising:
determining, by a User Equipment, UE, a Multimedia Broadcast multicast service Single Frequency Network, MBSFN, sub-frame;
and

receiving, by the UE, an SPS transmission data packet in the MBSFN sub-frame, wherein receiving by the UE an SPS transmission
data packet in the MBSFN sub-frame comprises:

receiving, by the UE, in the MBSFN sub-frame and decoding a data packet, borne over a Physical Downlink Shared Channel, PDSCH,
transmitted over a configured downlink assignment by an evolved NodeB, eNB, and transmitting Non-Acknowledgement, NACK, information
to the evolved NodeB, eNB, upon decoding in error;

discarding, by the UE, the data packet transmitted by the eNB; or judging, by the UE, whether to discard the data packet,
and if so, then discarding the data packet; otherwise, reserving the data packet; and

receiving, by the UE, a retransmitted data packet for the data packet transmitted from the eNB and decoding it in combination
with the data packet decoded in error to obtain PDSCH transmitted unicast service data.

US Pat. No. 9,159,899

FORMING A MEMBRANE HAVING CURVED FEATURES

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a base wafer; and
a membrane attached to a top surface of the base wafer, where the membrane is a continuous layer and includes a planar portion
and a curved portion protruding from the planar portion, the curved portion includes a flat, end wall parallel to the top
surface of the base wafer and multiple flat, slanted sidewalls adjacent to the end wall, and respective intersections between
the end wall and each of the slanted sidewalls and respective intersections between each pair of adjacent sidewalls are rounded,
wherein at least part of the curved portion is thinner than the planar portion of the membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,156,551

TILT-BALL TURRET WITH GIMBAL LOCK AVOIDANCE

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A turret assembly for attachment on the undersurface of an aircraft, the assembly comprising:
a roll actuator including a drive shaft;
a yoke having a cross member coupled to the drive shaft and a pair of prongs, the yoke being rotated via the roll actuator
and drive shaft along a roll axis oriented substantially parallel to the body of the aircraft;

a turret mounted on the prongs of the yoke;
a tilt actuator within the turret, the tilt actuator tilting the turret on a tilt axis relative to the yoke, the tilt axis
being perpendicular to the roll axis;

a fairing containing the roll actuator, the fairing coupled to the undersurface of the aircraft behind the turret; anda wiring harness for delivery of electrical signals between the turret and the fairing, the wiring harness including one or
more wires having a first portion that extends through the drive shaft and a second portion that is mounted exteriorly of
a first prong of the yoke, between the first prong and the turret.

US Pat. No. 9,156,453

SADDLE TYPE VEHICLE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A saddle type vehicle, comprising:
a vehicle body frame;
an engine supported by said vehicle body frame,
an air cleaner box for taking in outside air, said air cleaner being disposed above said engine;
front and rear wheels; and
an anti-lock braking system (ABS) module configured to decompress brake pressures to at least one of said front and rear wheels,
wherein said ABS module is disposed at a position above said engine, rearward of said air cleaner box and in proximity to
at least one inlet port of said air cleaner box, such that said ABS module is disposed in a suction route of said at least
one inlet port,

wherein said air cleaner box comprises at least one extending portion which extends rearward, on an upper portion of said
air cleaner box,

wherein said at least one inlet port is provided in said at least one extending portion so as to open downward,
wherein said ABS module is disposed below said at least one extending portion, and
wherein said ABS module is disposed so as to overlap said at least one extending portion in top view.

US Pat. No. 9,160,163

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MOTOR VEHICLE AND BATTERY SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery management system for at least one battery cell comprising:
a fuse arranged in series with the at least one battery cell along a first current path between poles of the at least one
battery cell;

a second current path between the poles of the at least one battery cell and connected to the first current path; and
a switching device configured to open and close the second current path,
wherein the battery management system is configured to cause the switching device to close the second current path between
the poles of the at least one battery cell in response to receiving a triggering signal, and

wherein the second current path is configured such that the closing of the second current path prevents a light arc in the
fuse of the at least one battery cell after the fuse is triggered.

US Pat. No. 9,159,942

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting element comprising:
a hole-transport layer; and
a light-emitting layer over the hole-transport layer,
wherein the light-emitting layer includes a first organic compound having an electron-transport property, a second organic
compound having a hole-transport property, and a third organic compound converting triplet excitation energy into light emission,

wherein a combination of the first organic compound and the second organic compound forms an exciplex, and
wherein the hole-transport layer comprises the second organic compound and an organic compound having a hole-transport property.

US Pat. No. 9,157,369

WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT CARBON CAPTURE

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method for recovering carbon dioxide from a solvent regeneration process comprising the steps: a) Feeding a flue gas
from a boiler of a power plant to a waste heat recovery unit, wherein the flue gas is treated for impurities prior to it being
fed to the waste heat recovery unit; b) Capturing heat in the waste heat recovery unit from the flue gas; and c) Feeding the
heat to the solvent regeneration process, and further feeding heat from the glue gas to water form a boiler feed water heater
present in the waste heat recovery unit thereby recirculating water through the heat exchanger in the waste heat recovery
unit to the boiler feed water heater.

US Pat. No. 9,158,364

TOUCH PAD MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ROHM CO., LTD., (JP)

1. A touch pad module comprising:
a touch pad having a touch surface configured to be touchable by a user;
a sensor group mounted on a mount surface of the touch pad in the opposite to the touch surface, the sensor group including
at least one of an acceleration sensor, a gyro sensor and a geomagnetic sensor;

a touch pad controller IC (Integrated Circuit) mounted on the mount surface of the touch pad and configured to control the
touch pad, the touch pad controller IC including a detector configured to generate digital data representing an electrical
state of the touch pad, a digital processor configured to generate coordinate data representing a coordinate touched by the
user based on the digital data, and a first interface configured to transmit data from the digital processor to the outside
of the touch pad controller IC; and

a microcontroller IC mounted on the mount surface of the touch pad, the microcontroller IC including a second interface connected
to the sensors included in the sensor group via a first bus, a third interface connected to the first interface of the touch
pad controller IC via a second bus, a fourth interface connected to a CPU (Central Processing Unit) via a third bus, and a
signal processor configured to control the sensor group through the second interface, acquire first data based on outputs
of the sensors, control the touch pad controller IC through the third interface, acquire second data representing the coordinate
touched by the user, and transmit the first data and the second data to the CPU via the fourth interface.

US Pat. No. 9,157,596

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO. L...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:
an optical member;
a first member fixed to the optical member;
a lamp body having an opening; and
a second member fixed to the lamp body to be engageable with the first member,
wherein the first member and the second member are engaged with each other to constitute at least one supporting unit of an
aiming mechanism, and the optical member is tiltably supported by the aiming mechanism, and

the second member has a cylindrical shape having a front side opening inserted into the opening of the lamp body so as to
be fixed to the lamp body and a rear side opening covered by a cover.

US Pat. No. 9,161,041

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF EFFICIENT SAMPLE ADAPTIVE OFFSET

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of mode decision for sample adaptive offset (SAO) compensation of processed video data using fast rate-distortion
optimization (RDO), the method comprising:
receiving reconstructed pixels of the processed video;
receiving original pixels of original video;
identifying SAO modes;
determining distortion reduction associated with said each of the SAO modes based on a difference of first mean squared error
between SAO compensated pixels and original pixels of the original video, and second mean squared error between the reconstructed
pixels and the original pixels, wherein said determining the distortion reduction is calculated based on the difference between
the first mean squared error and the second mean squared error without computing a squared reconstructed pixel term or a squared
original pixel term;

determining rate-distortion (RD) cost for said each of the SAO modes, wherein the rate-distortion (RD) cost is computed based
on the distortion reduction associated with said each of the SAO modes;

selecting a best SAO mode among the SAO modes, wherein the best mode has a smallest RD cost; and
applying SAO to the reconstructed pixels according to the best mode selected.

US Pat. No. 9,157,996

MULTIPLE ULTRASONIC PREAMPLIFIERS WITH INDEPENDENT AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A method for generating an integrated signal, the method comprising:
receiving, via a first preamplifier, a first signal from a first receiver of a plurality of receivers;
processing, using a first demodulator, a first amplified signal to generate a first demodulated signal, wherein the first
amplified signal is derived from the first signal;

receiving, via a second preamplifier, a second signal from a second receiver of the plurality of receivers;
processing, using a second demodulator, a second amplified signal to generate a second demodulated signal, wherein the second
amplified signal is derived from the second signal;

processing the first demodulated signal and the second demodulated signal to generate the integrated signal; and
determining a target level for the first preamplifier and the second preamplifier, wherein the target level comprises a minimum
target level and a maximum target level.

US Pat. No. 9,156,921

ORGANOCATALYZED PHOTOREDOX MEDIATED POLYMERIZATION USING VISIBLE LIGHT

California Institute of T...

1. A method of forming a polymer comprising exposing a mixture that is substantially free of photoredox catalysts comprising
metals or metalloids, the mixture comprising:
(a) an organic pre-polymer,
(b) an organic photoredox catalyst, and
(c) an organic initiator to a source of visible light under conditions and for a time sufficient to polymerize the organic
pre-polymer; wherein

the organic photoredox catalyst, upon exposure to and activation by the visible light, is capable of reversibly reducing the
organic initiator to form a reduced organic initiator capable of forming an organic radical species, the organic radical species
capable of initiating a polymerization reaction with the organic prepolymer; and wherein

the organic photoredox catalyst, upon exposure to and activation by the visible light, reduces the organic initiator to form
the organic radical species, which initiates a polymerization reaction with the organic prepolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,161,402

HIGH PERFORMANCE ADAPTIVE SWITCHED LED DRIVER

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver for driving an LED string, the LED driver comprising:
an LED controller configured to generate a PWM signal;
a first transistor to turn on or off responsive to the PWM signal, the first transistor in series with the LED string, wherein
an LED current passes through the first transistor and the LED string when the first transistor is turned on;

a second transistor in series with the LED string and the first transistor, wherein a first portion of the LED current passes
through the second transistor when the first transistor is turned on;

a programmable trimming circuit in parallel with the second transistor, the programmable trimming circuit configured to pass
a trimming circuit current controlled by one or more trimming control signals, wherein the trimming circuit current comprises
a second portion of the LED current.

US Pat. No. 9,157,681

SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD FOR ATOMICALLY FLATTENING A SILICON WAFER AND HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS

National University Corpo...

1. A heat treatment apparatus comprising an outer tube defining therein a heat treatment space and having a double wall structure,
a heater provided on the outside of the outer tube, an inner tube provided in the heat treatment space for introducing and
discharging an inert gas, and a wafer setting stage disposed in the inner tube, wherein
the outer tube has an inner wall and an outer wall to define a hollow portion between the inner and the outer walls and to
discharge a metal separated from the heater, and

the inner tube has portions that introduce and discharge the inert gas respectively, and that have introducing and discharging
flanges for the inert gas and pipes that introduce an inert gas to the inside of the introducing and discharging flanges,
respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,156,294

IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND BASE MATERIAL SUPPLY APPARATUS

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. An image recording apparatus comprising:
an unwinder that unwinds a sheet-like base material from a roll around which said base material is cylindrically wound;
a recorder that records an image onto a surface of said base material;
a take-up part that takes up said base material on which an image has been recorded by said recorder;
a first supporter that supports said base material that is being conveyed in a first direction away from said recorder after
having been unwound from said unwinder;

a surface modifying part that modifies the surface of said base material by energizing the surface of said base material that
has passed through said first supporter; and

a second supporter that supports said base material that is being conveyed in a second direction toward said recorder after
having passed through said surface modifying part,

wherein said second supporter is more distant from said unwinder than said first supporter is, and
said unwinder is disposed on at least one of a virtual line segment that connects said surface modifying part and said recorder
and a normal to the line segment.

US Pat. No. 9,156,959

POLYESTER ELASTOMER FOAM AND FOAM MATERIAL

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A polyester elastomer foam comprising a polyester elastomer composition containing a polyester elastomer having a melting
point of 180 to 240° C. and an epoxy-modified polymer, wherein the content of the epoxy-modified polymer in the polyester
elastomer composition is 0.5 to 4.0 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the polyester elastomer,
wherein the epoxy-modified polymer is at least one polymer selected from an epoxy-modified acrylic polymer and an epoxy-modified
polyethylene, having a weight average molecular weight of 5,000 to 100,000 and an epoxy equivalent of 100 to 3000 g/eq,

wherein the polyester elastomer foam has a cell structure having an average cell diameter of 60 to 140 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,160,128

WEDGE CONNECTOR INSTALLATION TOOL

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A one-piece electrical connector installation tool screw ram comprising:
a front end which is closed and is adapted to contact a rear end of an electrical wedge connector wedge;
a rear end which is sized and shaped to connect to a hydraulic impact wrench for axial rotation of the screw ram by a hydraulic
impact wrench; and

a middle section comprising a threaded section which is adapted to be directly connected to a threaded aperture of an electrical
connector installation tool frame to allow the screw ram to be screwed into the frame and thereby move the front end of the
screw ram towards an anvil section of the frame,

where the screw ram is configured such that, when the screw ram is screwed into the frame with an electrical wedge connector
shell located against the anvil section of the frame and the wedge against the front end, the front end pushes the wedge towards
the anvil section into the shell and connects electrical conductors to each other by wedging the wedge into the shell.

US Pat. No. 9,161,409

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE ILLUMINATION APPARATUS IN A DIM MODE

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. An illumination apparatus, comprising:
at least a first illumination unit and a second illumination unit, wherein each of the illumination units comprises an LED
arrangement and a supply device for supplying the LED arrangement, each of the LED arrangements comprising at least one LED
group having a multiplicity of LEDs and the LED groups of the LED arrangements being similar,

a control device for driving the at least two illumination units with a common nominal dim drive value, the nominal dim drive
value driving the illumination units in such a way that the similar LED groups of the illumination units are operated in a
dim mode, and

an offset device, the offset device being formed in order to derive an absolute dim drive value for each of the similar LED
groups from the nominal dim drive value with an offset value, the offset value being selectively assigned to the LED group
and being selected in such a way that the LED group is activated by the absolute dim drive value.

US Pat. No. 9,160,165

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING SHORT-CIRCUIT PROTECTION

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor chip including a load current path operable to carry a load current from a supply terminal having a supply
voltage to an output circuit node in accordance with an input signal;

a voltage comparator coupled to the supply terminal and configured to compare the supply voltage with a voltage threshold
and to signal a low supply voltage when the supply voltage reaches or falls below the voltage threshold;

an over-current detector coupled to the load current path and configured to compare a load current signal that represents
the load current with an over-current threshold and to signal an over-current when the load current signal reaches or exceeds
the over-current threshold; and

a control logic unit configured to deactivate the load current flow when an over-current is signalled and further configured
to reduce the over-current threshold from a higher first value to a lower second value as long as the voltage comparator signals
a low supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,158,952

TERMINAL HAVING ILLUMINATION AND EXPOSURE CONTROL

Hand Held Products, Inc, ...

1. An indicia reading terminal comprising:
an illumination subsystem for projection of an illumination pattern, the illumination subsystem having one or more light source;
an imaging subsystem including an image sensor array and an imaging lens assembly for focusing an image of a target onto the
image sensor array;

wherein the indicia reading terminal has a first illumination and exposure control configuration and a second illumination
and exposure control configuration, the first illumination and control configuration having a first associated illumination
control and a first associated exposure control, the second illumination and exposure control configuration having a second
associated illumination control and a second associated exposure control, wherein with the first illumination control active
an average energization level of the illumination subsystem during exposure periods of one or more frames is higher than with
the second illumination control active, wherein with the first exposure control active an average exposure period of the image
sensor array is shorter than with the second exposure control active;

wherein the indicia reading terminal is operative so that responsively to a trigger signal activation the indicia reading
terminal activates the first illumination and exposure control configuration for capturing of a first set of frames, the first
set of frames comprising one or more successive frames, and activates the second illumination and exposure control configuration
for capturing of a second set of frames, the second set of frames comprising one or more successive frames; and

wherein the indicia reading terminal is operative so that responsively to the trigger signal activation the indicia reading
terminal attempts to decode decodable indicia utilizing one or more frame of the first set of frames and further attempts
to decode a decodable indicia utilizing one or more frame of the second set of frames;

wherein the indicia reading terminal is adapted so that the indicia reading terminal is operative for switching between activation
of the first illumination and exposure control configuration and the second illumination and exposure control configuration
on a closed loop basis responsive to a sensed condition, wherein the sensed condition is a measurement of motion of the indicia
reading terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,156,427

COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF ONE-PIECE WOVEN FABRIC FOR CURTAIN AIRBAGS

AUTOLIV ASP, INC., Ogden...

1. An airbag assembly for use in a vehicle having a roof, an A-pillar, a window extending below the A-pillar, and a lateral
surface positioned below the window, the airbag assembly for disposition proximate the roof of the vehicle to shield a vehicle
occupant from impacting the window and the lateral surface of the vehicle, the airbag assembly comprising:
an inflatable curtain airbag having a stowed configuration proximate the roof of the vehicle and a deployed configuration
into which the inflatable curtain airbag deploys downward between the vehicle occupant and the lateral surface of the vehicle,
the inflatable curtain airbag comprising a peripheral juncture that defines, interior to the peripheral juncture, a first
protection zone and a second protection zone, and, exterior to the peripheral juncture, a non-inflating peripheral region;

wherein, to move the inflatable curtain airbag from the stowed configuration to the deployed configuration, the first protection
zone inflates and the second protection zone inflates forward of the first protection zone;

wherein, in the deployed configuration, the peripheral juncture comprises a top portion comprising a rearward section defining
an upper boundary of the first protection zone, and a forward section defining an upper boundary of the second protection
zone;

wherein, in the deployed configuration, the forward section is vertically offset from the rearward section such that the forward
section is higher than a portion of the rearward section adjacent to the forward section; and

wherein, in the deployed configuration, the second protection zone extends below the A-pillar to a depth sufficient to traverse
the window and position a bottom portion of the second protection zone alongside the lateral surface.

US Pat. No. 9,159,970

BATTERY PACK AND ELECTRICALLY POWERED VEHICLE INCLUDING THE BATTERY PACK

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of electric cells, each of the plurality of electric cells including outer surfaces one of which is provided with
a positive electrode connection terminal and a negative electrode connection terminal; and

a packaging case that accommodates the plurality of electric cells to align the plurality of electric cells at least in a
first direction such that the positive electrode connection terminal and the negative electrode connection terminal of said
each of the plurality of electric cells protrude upward from said one of the outer surfaces of the plurality of electric cells,

wherein each adjacent ones of the plurality of electric cells in the first direction defines a ventilation space,
wherein the packaging case defines first and second passages that extend in the first direction and that are arranged to have
the plurality of electric cells located between the first and second passages in a second direction intersecting the first
direction,

wherein a gas supplied to the first passage flows through the ventilation spaces to the second passage,
wherein the packaging case includes a flow rate limitation member, which is arranged biased in an upstream area of the first
passage compared to other areas of the first passage, to limit a flow rate of the gas flowing into at least one of the ventilation
spaces, which communicate with the upstream area of the first passage, to a predetermined flow rate,

wherein the flow rate limitation member comprises a plate material that includes a ventilation section, the plate material
being arranged to cover the at least one of the ventilation spaces, and

wherein the packaging case includes an inner wall surface extending in the first direction, the first passage is defined between
an alignment of the plurality of electric cells positioned at an outermost end in the second direction and the inner wall
surface of the packaging case, and the flow rate limitation member is arranged to slope downward from said one of the outer
surfaces of the plurality of electric cells to the inner wall surface of the packaging case while extending in the second
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,159,505

ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. An electric storage device, comprising:
an electrode assembly including a positive electrode foil and a negative electrode foil, which are laminated into a multilayer
in a mutually insulated state, the electrode assembly having at least one protrusion portion, the protrusion portion being
formed of an end portion of any one of the positive electrode foil and the negative electrode foil and protruding in a laminated
state in a first direction from a side end of another electrode foil;

a current collector including a platelike contact portion in contact with the protrusion portion, the platelike contact portion
extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and

a metal material including an opposing face opposed to the protrusion portion, the metal material being configured such that
the protrusion portion is interposed between the platelike contact portion of the current collector and the metal material
in a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions,

wherein at least an end region in the second direction of the opposing face is displaced in a direction away from the platelike
contact portion of the current collector more than a central region in the second direction of the opposing face is displaced,
and

wherein a shape of the metal material and a shape of the current collector are asymmetric, such that, in an overlapping portion
of the metal material and the current collector in the third direction, the end region of the opposing face inclines with
respect to the central region of the opposing face, whereas the platelike contact portion extends parallel to the central
region of the opposing face.

US Pat. No. 9,157,650

HEAT SOURCE APPARATUS

Toshiba Carrier Corporati...

1. A heat source apparatus of a heat source system made up of a heat source machine side and a load facility side, the heat
source apparatus comprising:
a heat source machine; and
a heat source controller,
wherein the heat source machine includes: a water heat exchanger that exchanges heat between heat source water and a refrigerant
circulating through a refrigeration cycle; a primary pump that delivers heat source water to the water heat exchanger; and
a heat source machine control device that operates based on information from the water heat exchanger and the primary pump,
and

wherein the heat source controller is connected to the heat source machine control device on a heat source side and to the
load facility side so as to determine, after the primary pump is activated, whether or not the heat source water is normally
fed by the primary pump based on a temperature difference between the heat source water before and after the water heat exchanger
or a pressure difference between the heat source water before and after the water heat exchanger, and so as to then operate
the refrigeration cycle after normal water feed is confirmed through water feed determination.

US Pat. No. 9,161,341

ERROR CORRECTION FOR A PERSISTENT RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Wi-LAN Inc., Ottawa, Ont...

1. A method of processing a persistent resource allocation in a client station, the method comprising:
receiving persistent resource allocation information, the persistent resource allocation information including an indication
of downlink (DL) persistent resources, a first identifier associated with the client station, an indication of a DL allocation
period, uplink (UL) persistent resources, and an indication of an UL allocation period; and

on a condition that the first identifier identifies the client station, periodically decoding the DL persistent resources
and persistently transmitting via the UL persistent resources, wherein the DL persistent resources repeat at an interval defined
by the DL allocation period and the UL persistent resources repeat at an interval defined by the UL allocation period.

US Pat. No. 9,156,111

LEAD FREE SOLDER BUMPS

MK ELECTRON CO., LTD., (...

1. A primarily tin (Sn), lead-free solder comprising:
Cu in a range from about 0.1 wt % to about 0.8 wt %;
Pd in a range from about 0.001 wt % to about 0.1 wt %;
Al in a range from about 0.001 wt % to about 0.1 wt %;
Si in a range from about 0.001 wt % to about 0.1 wt %; and
Sn and inevitable impurities as remainders.