US Pat. No. 9,163,583

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR THRUST VECTORING

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. A thrust reverser system, comprising:
a translating sleeve configured to expose a flow path in response to the thrust reverser system being activated;
a movable shelf comprising a body having a length in a longitudinal direction, the body disposed between a forward edge and
an aft edge,

wherein the body is configured to divert a flow through the flow path to the forward edge and the aft edge,
wherein the forward edge at least partially defines a first reverse port located forward of the movable shelf, and
wherein the aft edge at least partially defines a second reverse port located aft of the movable shelf and forward of the
translating sleeve;

a track configured to position the body in a transverse orientation relative to the flow path and carry and translate the
movable shelf; and

a bucket door configured to inhibit airflow through a fan air duct, the bucket door being capable of directing the airflow
to interact with the movable shelf.

US Pat. No. 9,166,801

INTRINSICALLY SAFE CONNECTION UNIT WITH A NETWORK INTERFACE, INTRINSICALLY SAFE APPLIANCE AND NETWORK INTERFACE FOR IT

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. An intrinsically safe connection unit with a network interface for intrinsically safe appliances in explosion-risk areas,
the connection unit comprising:
a housing;
a voltage supply connection on the housing and including a central feed connection;
at least one plug connection on the housing for connection of a transmission cable for an intrinsically safe appliance to
the connection unit; and

a decoupling circuit connected upstream of each plug connection and arranged in the housing, each decoupling circuit including
a resistance network in each signal path of the decoupling circuit for radio-frequency power limiting,

wherein the central feed connection includes separate supply cores for each plug connection, each plug connection including
at least two plug contacts for data communication and at least two plug contacts connected to the associated supply cores
for supplying power to each appliance via the transmission cable.

US Pat. No. 9,163,120

INITIATOR

Ticona GmbH, Suizbach (T...

1. A polyacetal polymer formed by polymerizing an initiator comprising at least one protic acid and at least one salt of a
protic acid, wherein said at least one protic acid is sulfuric acid, tetrafluoroboric acid, perchloric acid, fluorinated alkyl
sulfonic acid, chlorinated alkyl sulfonic acid or aryl sulfonic acid, and wherein said salt of protic acid is an alkali metal
or alkaline earth metal salt of protic acid and/or a substituted ammonium salt of protic acid, the cations of the ammonium
salt having the general formula (I)
where R1-R4 are independently hydrogen, an alkyl group or an aryl group; and
at least one monomer comprising trioxane.

US Pat. No. 9,163,599

STARTING DEVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE COMBUSTION ENGINE, IN PARTICULAR CABLE PULL STARTING DEVICE

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A starting device for at least one combustion engine, in particular cable pull starting device for at least one two-stroke
or four-stroke engine, with at least one cable sheave or cable drum rotatably mounted in a housing, which for generating a
driving torque for a crankshaft can be put into rotary motion by means of at least one starter handle or pulling handle via
at least one force transmission means, in particular via a starter cable or pulling cable and is connected via at least one
elastic coupling link to at least one driving member, in particular to at least one pawl driver, by means of which the driving
torque can be transmitted to the crankshaft, the coupling link having two ends, wherein an end is in engagement with the driving
member and another end with the cable sheave or cable drum, wherein on the coupling link a rotary stop is provided, wherein
the rotary stop is designed as damping element, and wherein the damping element comprises a rubber element or the damping
element comprises a damping spring wherein the damping spring comprises windings.

US Pat. No. 9,163,372

THREE-HANDLED SNOW SHOVEL

1. A shovel, comprising:
a first shaft having upper and lower ends defining a longitudinal axis;
a shovel blade having top and bottom edges, a concave front side and a convex rear side;
a first handle at the upper end of the first shaft defining a first axis, the first handle having a first grip, the first
grip capable of rotating about the first axis;

a second handle assembly comprising a second shaft and a second grip, wherein the first and second shafts are selectively
connected using a first hook and a first eye component and pivotally connected using a second eye component of the second
shaft secured to a third eye component secured to the first shaft; and

a third shaft connected to the second shaft at a substantially 90-degree angle.

US Pat. No. 9,166,969

SESSION CERTIFICATES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
requesting, by a client device, permission from a network access device to access a network associated with the network access
device;

sending, from the client device, credentials of a user for authenticating with the network access device, wherein the user
is associated with the client device;

receiving, at the client device and from the network access device, permission to access the network along with a session
certificate and an associated key, wherein the session certificate and the key are associated with the credentials of the
user;

based on receiving the permission, establishing, by the client device, a network session using the network;
establishing, by the client device during the network session, a secure communications channel with a web server associated
with a website;

authenticating, using the client device, the user to the website by sending the session certificate to the web server over
the secure communications channel; and

based on information received at the web server from an authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) server indicating
that the session certificate is valid in response to the web server requesting the information from the AAA server, receiving,
from the web server at the client device, permission from the website to access contents of the website,

wherein the information received by the web server from the AAA server indicating that the session certificate is valid is
based on information received at the AAA server from the network access device relating to the status of the network session,
and

wherein the request from the web server to the AAA server for information includes information on the session certificate.

US Pat. No. 9,164,784

SIGNALIZING AN EXTERNAL EVENT USING A DEDICATED VIRTUAL CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for operating a hypervisor system in a hypervisor system environment comprising at least one guest system executing
guest code, the method comprising:
creating a new processor control flow including a guest signalization routine and host code for setting up a virtual central
processing unit (CPU) dedicated exactly to signalization, wherein activities of said virtual CPU start and stop based on signalization;
and

signalizing a first external event via said guest signalization routine using said virtual CPU, wherein said guest signalization
routine is executed in parallel with said guest code.

US Pat. No. 9,167,638

LED CONTROLLER CIRCUIT

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. An LED controller circuit, wherein the controller circuit is for controlling an inductive power converter which includes
a transistor for conducting an inductor current, and the inductor is driven by a drive voltage (VIN) received from a dimmer
circuit, wherein the controller circuit comprises:
a feedback arrangement for controlling the transistor in response to upper and lower thresholds of the inductor current; and
a processor for determining, based on an analysis or signal processing of the on-time of the transistor, dimmer characteristics,
including at least the dimmer type being leading edge or trailing edge and the on state and off states of the ac dimmed voltage
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,165,972

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE, METHOD OF OPERATING SAME, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising
a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type,
a photosensitive zone configured such that photogenerated charges may be accumulated in a first potential well;
a region of a second conductivity type, formed in the semiconductor layer, for temporarily storing the photogenerated charges
in a second potential well;

a transfer gate between the region of the second conductivity type and the photosensitive zone for defining a potential barrier
between the first and second potential wells during a non-transfer phase, and for eliminating the potential barrier between
the first and second potential wells during a transfer phase; and

a readout structure for reading out the temporarily stored photogenerated charges, which comprises a JFET, the gate of which
is formed by the region of the second conductivity type,

wherein the photosensitive zone is configured as a p-n photodiode which comprises a p-n junction, buried in the semiconductor
layer, between a well of the second conductivity type, which is formed in the semiconductor layer, and a surrounding, adjoining
portion of the semiconductor layer, and

wherein the well of the second conductivity type extends as far as below the transfer gate so as to there adjoin a well of
the first conductivity type which comprises a higher doping concentration than that of the semiconductor layer, the region
of the second conductivity type and the JFET being embedded in the well of the first conductivity type.

US Pat. No. 9,162,291

TOOL HEAD FOR USE IN MACHINE TOOLS

KOMET GROUP GMBH, Besigh...

1. A tool head for use in machine tools having a base body which can be rotated about a rotational axis and having a slide
which can be displaced via a pull rod, oriented axially in the base body, and can be fitted with at least one tool or a tool
holder, it being possible for at least one adjustable toothed plate to be fixed on the slide, which at least one adjustable
toothed plate has at least one first toothing system which acts as gear means for the engagement of at least one second toothing
system, complementary with respect to it, of the pull rod, and the slide comprising an adjusting device for moving the at
least one toothed plate with its at least one first toothing system into the at least one second toothing system, complementary
with respect to it, of the pull rod, characterized in that the adjusting device has an adjusting screw which is received in
the slide and by means of which a movably arranged adjusting wedge can be displaced, which adjusting wedge acts on a wedge
face which is formed on the at least one toothed plate.

US Pat. No. 9,164,878

EVALUATING COVERAGE OF A SOFTWARE TEST

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus for evaluating coverage of a test of software operating on a server when a client performs the test, the apparatus
comprising:
a storage component comprising a memory for storing log data of a plurality of tests, the log data including a plurality of
input values that are input to a specified input field on a specified screen and transmitted to the server in each of the
plurality of tests that use the specified screen displayed on the client;

an analysis component comprising a processor for performing analysis, the analysis including:
receiving equivalence class information for a plurality of equivalence classes corresponding to the specified input field
on the specified screen, each of the plurality of equivalence classes comprising a range value, an upper-limit value, and
a lower-limit value;

for each of the plurality of input values, setting an equivalence class flag for each of the plurality of equivalence classes
indicating whether the input value satisfies each of the range value, the upper-limit value, and the lower-limit value of
the equivalence class, such that three equivalence class flags are set for each input value for each equivalence class; and

determining, based on the equivalence class flags of each of the plurality of input values, a coverage ratio of the plurality
of tests; and

an output component for outputting a result of the analyzing from the analysis component based on the coverage ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,161,918

TIMED, PULSATILE RELEASE SYSTEMS

Adare Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more populations of timed, pulsatile release beads, wherein at least one
population of timed, pulsatile release beads comprises:
a) a core particle comprising an acidic active pharmaceutical ingredient or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
b) an inner barrier coating comprising a water insoluble polymer in combination with a water-soluble/pore-forming polymer;
and

c) an outer lag-time coating comprising a water-insoluble polymer in combination with an enteric polymer
wherein the at least one population of timed, pulsatile release beads provides a lag time greater than 6 hours before onset
of drug release when tested using USP Apparatus 1 or 2 and a two-stage dissolution medium (first two hours in 700 mL of 0.1N
HCl and thereafter in 900 mL at pH 6.8).

US Pat. No. 9,167,668

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMISSIONING LIGHTING FIXTURES

THE SOUTHERN COMPANY, At...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, are configured to cause the lighting device to:
access identification information relating to the lighting device;
transmit the identification information to a remotely located system controller automatically upon commissioning the lighting
device,

wherein the identification information comprises manufacturer, style, part number, manufacture date, wattage, source, CCT,
lumen output, distribution type, and fixture color.

US Pat. No. 9,165,840

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE INCLUDING A SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR REGION AND A BULK REGION, AND METHOD FOR THE FORMATION THEREOF

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a structure comprising a semiconductor substrate, a semiconductor layer provided above said semiconductor substrate
and a dielectric layer provided between said semiconductor substrate and said semiconductor layer;

removing portions of said semiconductor layer and said dielectric layer in a first part of said structure so that said semiconductor
substrate is exposed in said first part of said structure, wherein portions of said dielectric layer and said semiconductor
layer in a second part of said structure remain on said semiconductor substrate;

forming a semiconductor region comprising first, second and third layers of semiconductor material above said exposed semiconductor
substrate in said first part of said structure, said third semiconductor material comprising an upper surface lying in substantially
the same plane as the upper surface of said semiconductor layer;

forming a first transistor in said second part of said structure, said first transistor comprising an active region provided
in said portion of said semiconductor layer in said second part of said structure;

forming a trench isolation region providing electrical isolation between said portion of said semiconductor layer in said
second part of said structure and said first part of said structure; and

wherein said trench isolation region is formed before said portions of said semiconductor layer and said dielectric layer
in said first part of said structure are removed.

US Pat. No. 9,165,761

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR PROCESSING SUBSTRATE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming a thin film containing a specific element and having a prescribed composition on a substrate by performing a cycle
of alternately performing n times, where n is an integer of one or more:

forming a first layer containing the specific element, nitrogen, and carbon on the substrate by performing a set of alternately
or simultaneously performing m times, where m is an integer of one or more:

supplying a first source gas containing the specific element and a halogen-group to the substrate, and
supplying a second source gas containing the specific element and an amino-group to the substrate; and
forming a second layer by modifying the first layer by supplying a reactive gas different from each of the source gases, to
the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,167,530

POWER SAVING MODES IN WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for accessing a network through a wireless access point, comprising:
a processing system configured to:
schedule a sleep state interval;
enter a sleep state at the beginning of the scheduled sleep interval;
buffer data during the sleep state for transmission following the sleep state;
identify data other than the data buffered for transmission; and
determine if the other data is to be transmitted before the end of the scheduled sleep interval.

US Pat. No. 9,167,390

ADAPTIVE ASSISTANCE DATA FOR TIERED SERVICE AND EFFICIENCY IN INDOOR POSITIONING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for providing tiered indoor positioning service, comprising:
receiving a request for assistance data from a mobile device;
receiving expected quality of service information from the mobile device;
generating an adaptive assistance data file comprising heat map information, wherein the heat map information includes a heat
map grid resolution and a suitable quantization precision level for heat map values based, at least in part, on the expected
quality of service information; and

transmitting the adaptive assistance data file to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,167,478

METHOD FOR EFFICIENT UTILISATION OF THE THROUGHPUT CAPACITY OF AN ENB BY USING A CACHE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in an Evolved Node B (eNB) in a communication system, for enabling optimization of a utilization of throughput
capacity of a first interface and a second interface of the eNB, the method comprising:
receiving, by the eNB, data over the first interface, where the first interface and the second interface alternate in having
a lowest throughput capacity, which limits a combined data throughput over the first interface and the second interface,

caching, by the eNB, the received data in one of a plurality of layers of an Internet Protocol stack, and
controlling, by the eNB, an output of the cached data over the second interface, based on an available throughput capacity
of said second interface, thereby levelling out an alternating limiting throughput effect of the first interface and the second
interface.

US Pat. No. 9,164,170

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOTILTING A GROUND-MAPPING RADAR

Honeywell International I...

1. A method comprising:
at a processor,
receiving height, position, and orientation information of a host aircraft;
defining a desired terrain area to be mapped based on the received height, position, and orientation information of the host
aircraft;

retrieving terrain elevation data from a memory device for the desired terrain area to be mapped; and
calculating at least one tilt angle for a ground-mapping radar function based on the retrieved terrain elevation data for
the desired terrain area to be mapped and the height, position, and orientation information of the host aircraft; and

at a radar tilt system coupled to a ground-mapping antenna, moving the ground-mapping antenna based on the calculated at least
one tilt angle.

US Pat. No. 9,165,216

IDENTIFYING AND GENERATING BIOMETRIC COHORTS BASED ON BIOMETRIC SENSOR INPUT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for generating a biometric cohort, the computer implemented method comprising:
receiving biometric data identifying a set of biometric patterns, wherein the biometric patterns represent a common physiological
reaction to a same stimulus by a group of monitored subjects that have a heart rate within a particular range and a specific
body shape, wherein the biometric data is received from a set of biometric sensors, wherein the biometric sensors include
an image capture device, an audio capture device, an odor detection device, a heart monitor, a blood pressure monitor, a thermometer
for measuring body temperature, a fingerprint scanner, a thumbprint scanner, a palm scanner, a retinal scanner, an iris scanner,
a breathalyzer, a microphone capable of detecting a heart beat and breath sounds, a respiratory monitor, a fetal heart monitor,
and a blood sugar monitor;

processing the biometric data to form digital biometric data, wherein the digital biometric data identifies attributes of
the biometric data, wherein the digital biometric data includes metadata describing a set of attributes for one or more monitored
subjects, wherein the set of attributes includes behavioral attributes, wherein the digital biometric data further includes
a context comprising a time, date and type of location at which the biometric data was collected, wherein biometric data collected
from a monitored subject at a first time, date and type of location differs from biometric data collected from the monitored
subject at a different second time, data and location; and

generating a biometric cohort using the digital biometric data, wherein each member of the biometric cohort shares at least
one biometric attribute in common.

US Pat. No. 9,163,811

LIGHT MODULE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An illumination module comprising:
a light emitting diode (“LED”) assembly comprising a frame, a LED array supported by the frame, a heat spreader with an upper
and a lower surface, the upper surface in thermal communication with the LED array and supported by the frame;

a cover rotatably coupled to the LED assembly; and
a biasing element provided between the cover and the frame, the biasing element configured to urge the LED assembly and the
cover to translate in opposite directions, wherein the biasing element is configured to allow the cover to rotate with respect
to the LED assembly, wherein the illumination module is configured, in operation, to be removably inserted into a receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,167,617

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A MOBILE NETWORK IMPLEMENTING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for operating a network comprising a primary station communicating with a secondary station, the method comprising:
in the primary station:
a controller for:
controlling a transceiver and antenna for
communicating with the secondary station in a discontinuous mode;
receiving a control message transmitted from the secondary station, the control message indicating at least one of a group
of: a current status parameter value of the secondary station; and a requested parameter value of the discontinuous reception
(DRX) mode of communication; wherein the request for the discontinuous mode parameter includes a desired range of values indicated
as multiples of a subframe, said desired range of values comprising an indication of a maximum limit and a minimum limit of
at least one of a group of: short DRX cycle duration; and long DRX cycle duration;

determining a determined parameter value of the discontinuous mode in response to the indication in the control message;
controlling the transceiver and antenna for
transmitting to the secondary station, an indication of the determined parameter value of the discontinuous mode, in a request
to adopt the determined parameter; and

receiving from the secondary station an indication of a determination of whether the secondary station is complying with the
transmitted request to adopt the determined parameter value.

US Pat. No. 9,162,293

RELEASE MECHANISM FOR A ROTARY TOOL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A rotary tool comprising:
a housing defining at least one slot; a motor including an output shaft supported within the housing;
a collet chuck coupled to the output shaft, the collet chuck including a main body defining a collet receiving passage configured
to slidably receive a collet, the collet chuck including at least one lever arm pivotably attached to the main body and configured
to apply a clamping force to the collet when the collet is received in the collet receiving passage;

a wedge configured to move into engagement with the at least one lever arm to generate the clamping force and to move out
of engagement with the at least one lever arm to remove the clamping force;

a bearing attached to the wedge; and
a yoke member attached to the bearing such that the yoke member and the wedge are rotatable with respect to each other, the
yoke member including at least one lever structure that projects outwardly from the yoke member through the slot, the lever
structure being movable between a first position and a second position, the wedge being moved into engagement with the at
least one lever arm when the lever structure is moved to the first position and the wedge being moved out of engagement with
the at least one lever arm when the lever structure is moved to the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,167,720

AIRCRAFT ELECTRONICS COOLING APPARATUS FOR AN AIRCRAFT HAVING A LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An aircraft electronics cooling apparatus comprising:
a liquid cooling system onboard the aircraft, including a coolant circulating therein;
an electronic device to be cooled, mounted within a housing, the housing comprising an inlet opening and an outlet opening;
and

a cooling conduit operatively connecting the electronic device to the liquid cooling system,
wherein the coolant exiting the liquid cooling system flows through an interior of the housing and around the electronic device
to cool the electronic device and the housing is flooded with the coolant in operation.

US Pat. No. 9,165,559

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FREQUENCY DOMAIN WATERMARK PROCESSING A MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO SIGNAL IN REAL-TIME

1. A method for frequency domain watermark processing a multi-channel audio signal in real-time, wherein processing power
is not available for watermark processing all channels of a current input section of said audio signal, and wherein for said
watermark processing said audio signal is processed per channel in a manner for the current input section of said audio signal
and the following input section of said audio signal, said method comprising:
a) determining for said current input section of said audio signal a channel priority list;
b) if processing power is available for watermark processing the first channel of said channel priority list, watermarking
the audio content of said first channel, wherein the watermark processing includes:

concatenating input data blocks of this channel of said current input section of said audio signal and the following input
section of said audio signal;

amplitude weighting, frequency transforming, watermarking and inverse frequency transforming said concatenated input data
blocks;

amplitude weighting and adding the two resulting data blocks, wherein for the first section of all channels of the data stream
of said audio signal the corresponding data block is amplitude weighted and added without prior watermarking processing;

 else, not watermarking the audio content of this channel, and passing through the corresponding input data block;
c) repeating step b) for the remaining channels of said current input section of said audio signal, and continuing for the
following input section of said audio signal with step b) and the first channel.

US Pat. No. 9,164,774

DRIVER CONTROLLING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING DRIVER CONTROLLING PROGRAM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a processor;
a supporting function storing unit which stores information of supportable functions of a driver in a function table;
a function obtaining unit which obtains information of one or more functions of a new driver to be used described in model
dependent data of the new driver;

a determining unit which determines whether the information of the one or more functions of the new driver obtained by the
function obtaining unit has been stored in the function table;

an un-supporting function storage unit configured to store information of a function that is determined not to be stored in
the support function storing unit by the determining unit; and

a display unit configured to display a message, which indicates that there is an un-supporting function in the un-supporting
function storage unit, and a button, which is to display a list of un-supporting functions, and further display functions
stored in the un-supporting function storage unit as the list of the un-supporting functions when the button is operated.

US Pat. No. 9,162,213

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR EXHAUST GAS-PURIFYING CATALYST AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A method for producing an exhaust gas purifying catalyst, comprising:
step (a) of preparing a metal oxide support containing zirconium;
step (b) of preparing a solution containing rhodium; and
step (c) of adding the metal oxide support, and ammonium carbonate or ammonium hydrogencarbonate or ammonia water, to the
solution to obtain the solution having a pH adjusted to a range of 3.0 or higher and 7.5 or lower; wherein

either the step (c) includes:
substep (c-1 A) of mixing the metal oxide support in the solution; and
substep (c-2 A) of adding ammonium carbonate, ammonium hydrogencarbonate or ammonia water to the solution containing the rhodium
after the substep (c-1 A) to adjust the pH of the solution to a range of 3.0 or higher and 7.5 or lower:

or the step (c) includes:
substep (c-1 B) of adding ammonium carbonate, ammonium hydrogencarbonate or ammonia water to the solution containing the rhodium
to adjust the pH of the solution to a prescribed range; and

substep (c-2 B) of mixing the metal oxide support in the solution after the substep (c-1 B); wherein
the prescribed range in the substep (c-1 B) is set such that the pH of the solution becomes a value in a range of 3.0 or higher
and 7.5 or lower after the substep (c-2 B) is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,165,174

INDICIA READER

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An illuminating, indicia-reading device, comprising:
a hand-held indicia reader, comprising (i) an indicia-capturing subsystem for acquiring information about indicia within the
indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view, (ii) an indicia-decoding module configured for decoding indicia information acquired
by the indicia-capturing subsystem, (iii) a light-source emitting broad-spectrum, visible light, and (iv) a hand-supportable
housing physically integrating the indicia-capturing subsystem, the indicia-decoding module, and the broad-spectrum light
source; and

a charging-and-communication base (CCB) having exactly one communication button for initiating communication with the hand-held
indicia reader, the charging and communication base configured to removably seat the hand-held indicia reader;

wherein the charging-and-communication base's communication button is configured to activate the indicia-capturing subsystem,
the indicia-decoding module, and the broad-spectrum light source when the hand-held indicia reader is seated in the charging
and communication base.

US Pat. No. 9,161,951

PARENTERAL NUTRITION COMPOSITION CONTAINING IRON

1. A composition suitable for parenteral nutrition comprising:
a therapeutically effective amount of soluble ferric pyrophosphate; lipid; amino acids; carbohydrate and a pharmaceutically
acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,167,688

MICRO-WIRE PATTERN FOR ELECTRODE CONNECTION

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. Micro-wires arranged to form an electrical conductor connected to an electrode structure, comprising:
a) the electrical conductor having:
i) a plurality of spaced-apart first micro-wires extending in a first direction, wherein one of the first micro-wires is a
connection micro-wire; and

ii) a plurality of spaced-apart second micro-wires extending in a second direction different from the first direction, at
least two adjacent second micro-wires spaced apart by a distance greater than the spacing between at least two adjacent first
micro-wires and each second micro-wire being electrically connected to at least two first micro-wires; and

b) the electrode structure having a plurality of electrically connected third micro-wires electrically connected to the connection
micro-wire at spaced-apart connection locations on a side of the connection micro-wire opposite the second micro-wires and
at least some of the adjacent connection locations are separated by a distance greater than any of the distances separating
the second micro-wires.

US Pat. No. 9,167,685

CIRCUIT BOARD

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A circuit board comprising:
a plate-shaped dielectric body including a first main surface and a second main surface, the plate-shaped dielectric body
including a first area that is not bent when the circuit board is used and a second area that is bent such that the first
main surface and the second main surface become an outer side and an inner side, respectively, when the circuit board is used;

a first reinforcing member located in the first area of the dielectric body, nearer the first main surface in relation to
a center of the second area of the dielectric body in a thickness direction; and

a second reinforcing member located in the first area of the dielectric body, nearer the second main surface in relation to
the center of the second area of the dielectric body in the thickness direction, and contacting with a border between the
first area and the second area; wherein

the first reinforcing member is located farther away from the second area than the second reinforcing member;
when the circuit board is used, the first main surface of the dielectric body curves from a portion overlapping a first edge
of the first reinforcing member closest to the second area when viewed from a direction normal to the first main surface;

when the circuit board is used, the second main surface of the dielectric body curves from a portion overlapping a second
edge of the second reinforcing member on the border between the first area and the second area when viewed from a direction
normal to the second main surface; and

the first reinforcing member and the second reinforcing member are metal plates.

US Pat. No. 9,167,533

BASE STATION APPARATUS, USER EQUIPMENT, AND METHOD USED IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. User equipment to be used in a mobile communication system, the user equipment comprising a memory comprising instructions
and a processor configured to execute the instructions within the memory to perform the steps of:
providing an uplink reference signal, an uplink data signal, and an uplink control signal;
setting transmission power of the uplink reference signal, transmission power of the uplink data signal, and transmission
power of the uplink control signal;

wirelessly transmitting the uplink reference signal having the transmission power, the uplink data signal having the transmission
power, and the uplink control signal having the transmission power,

transmitting the uplink data signal and the uplink control signal which are scheduled in each subframe and transmitting the
uplink reference signal, not in each subframe, only in predetermined subframes,

setting the transmission power of the uplink control signal based on the transmission power of the uplink reference signal
and a first power offset value

setting the transmission power of the uplink data signal based on the transmission power of the uplink reference signal and
a second power offset value,

transmitting the uplink control signal and the uplink data signal using only allocated specific resource blocks and the uplink
reference signal across a wide bandwidth using multiple resource blocks and

controlling the transmission power of the uplink control signal based on the first power offset value and the transmission
power of the uplink data signal based on the second power offset value,

receiving a request from a base station apparatus, and performing transmission power control based on the request at least
by adjusting the second power offset value.

US Pat. No. 9,166,514

MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS INCLUDING AT LEAST TWO RESISTANCE DISCHARGE UNITS

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

4. A motor control apparatus comprising:
a rectifier for rectifying AC power supplied from an AC input side to output DC power;
an inverter for performing power interconversion of DC power of the DC link and AC power that is driving power or regenerative
power of a motor, the inverter being connected to the DC link that is a DC output side of the rectifier; and

at least two resistance discharge units each for performing resistance discharge of DC power of the DC link, the resistance
discharge units each being connected to the DC link, in which each resistance discharge unit executes a resistance discharge
operation for performing resistance discharge of DC power of the DC link when predetermined conditions are satisfied,

the resistance discharge units respectively including:
resistance discharge parts for starting or stopping the resistance discharge operation for performing resistance discharge
of DC power of the DC link based on a received command;

voltage detection parts for detecting a DC voltage value in the DC link;
temperature information production parts for producing temperature information indicating a temperature in the resistance
discharge parts each;

discharge operation condition setting parts for setting a first threshold value that is a resistance discharge operation start
level based on the temperature information; and

discharge operation determination parts for commanding the resistance discharge parts to start the resistance discharge operation
when having determined a DC voltage value detected by the voltage detection parts each to be larger than the first threshold
value and for commanding the resistance discharge parts to stop the resistance discharge operation when having determined
the DC voltage value detected by the voltage detection parts each to be smaller than a second threshold value that is smaller
than the first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,165,369

MULTI-OBJECT DETECTION AND RECOGNITION USING EXCLUSIVE NON-MAXIMUM SUPPRESSION (ENMS) AND CLASSIFICATION IN CLUTTERED SCENES

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A system for multi-object detection and recognition, the system comprising:
one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions encoded thereon such that
when executed, the one or more processors perform operations of:

(a) receiving an image patch of an image as input, wherein the image patch is a portion of the image containing a plurality
of objects of interest;

(b) determining a set of overlapping sub-windows in the image patch;
(c) evaluating a likelihood of existence of an object of interest in each sub-window in the set of overlapping sub-windows;
(d) generating a confidence map comprising a plurality of confidence values corresponding to the set of overlapping sub-windows
indicating the likelihood of existence of an object of interest in each sub-window in the set of overlapping sub-windows;

(e) applying a non-maxima suppression technique to the confidence map to eliminate sub-windows in the set of overlapping sub-windows
having confidence values that are below a determined local maximum confidence value from the confidence map;

(f) determining a global maximum confidence value for a sub-window in the set of overlapping sub-windows which corresponds
to a location of an instance of an object of interest in the image patch;

(g) removing the sub-window in the set of overlapping sub-windows that corresponds to the location of the instance of the
object of interest in the image patch from the confidence map;

(h) repeating operations (e) through (g) until a predetermined stopping criteria is met; and
(i) outputting detection information related to a plurality of instances of the object of interest in the image patch.

US Pat. No. 9,163,156

BUTYL RUBBER CONVERSION TO DISPERSION AND BUTYL RUBBER DIPPED GLOVE

Honeywell International I...

1. A method of preparing a coating agent consisting of the steps in the following sequential order: a) dissolving dry butyl
rubber in an organic solvent to produce a butyl rubber solution; b) adding water and at least one surfactant to said butyl
rubber solution; c) mixing water, said at least one surfactant and said butyl rubber solution to obtain a desired particle
size; d) removing said organic solvent under vacuum and temperature of between 120° F. and 900° F. to produce a butyl rubber
dispersion; e) creaming said butyl rubber dispersion to obtain a desired solids content, wherein said desired solids content
is between 5% and 55% by weight, based on the total weight of said butyl rubber dispersion; f) adding at least one curing
agent and/or at least one pigment to said butyl rubber dispersion, wherein said at least one curing agent is selected from
the group consisting of sulfur, sulfur donors and peroxides and wherein said at least one pigment is selected from the group
consisting of calcium carbonate, carbon black, clays or other organic and inorganic pigments and dyes; and g) mixing said
at least one curing agent and/or at least one pigment with said butyl rubber dispersion.

US Pat. No. 9,162,728

SADDLE TYPE VEHICLE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A saddle type vehicle comprising:
a frame;
an engine supported by the frame;
a swing-arm supported on the frame and configured to be vertically swingable;
a rear wheel supported on the swing-arm;
a rear suspension arranged between the engine and the rear wheel;
an air cleaner arranged in an intake passage connected to the engine; and
an exhaust chamber arranged in an exhaust passage connected to the engine; wherein
at least a portion of the air cleaner is arranged above the rear suspension;
at least a portion of the exhaust chamber is arranged below the rear suspension and overlaps the rear suspension in plan view;
the rear suspension extends in a direction intersecting with a vertical direction when viewed from a side of the saddle type
vehicle, and the rear suspension is coupled to the engine and the swing-arm; and

a height of the rear suspension in the vertical direction is smaller than a length of the rear suspension in a front-back
direction of the saddle type vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,166,112

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE LIGHT EMITTING MODULE, AND LAMP UNIT

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A light emitting module comprising:
a light emitting element configured to emit a light having a main wavelength within a certain range;
a light wavelength conversion member configured to convert the wavelength of the light emitted by the light emitting element
then emit the light; and

an optical filter configured to transmit a light with the main wavelength emitted by the light emitting element and reflect
a light with a main wavelength which has been converted by the light wavelength conversion member, wherein

the light wavelength conversion member is formed into a plate shape, wherein
the optical filter is provided on the surface of the light wavelength conversion member and between the light wavelength conversion
member and the light emitting element, and wherein

the optical filter has a higher transmittance than a reflectance with respect to the light having a wavelength within a predetermined
overlapping wavelength range where the wavelength range of the light emitted by the light emitting element and that of the
light converted by the light wavelength conversion member are overlapped with each other, and the maximum incident angle for
transmission is 45 degrees or more and less than 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,164,506

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TARGET TRACKING

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A system for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:
one or more receivers, individually or collectively, configured to receive from a remote user (1) one or more navigation commands
to move the UAV along a flight path, and (2) target information of a target to be tracked by an imaging device on the UAV;
and

one or more processors, individually or collectively, configured to track the target according to the target information by
automatically adjusting at least one of the UAV or the imaging device while the UAV moves along the flight path according
to the one or more navigation commands from the remote user, wherein the one or more processors, individually or collectively,
make a determination to adjust 1) the UAV, 2) the imaging device, or 3) both the UAV and the imaging device, wherein said
determination is dependent upon a) number of rotational axes of the imaging device and orientation of said rotational axes
relative to the UAV; b) a navigation path of the UAV; or c) a maximum angular speed allowable for the UAV or the imaging device.

US Pat. No. 9,166,849

LARGE DELAY CYCLIC DELAY DIVERSITY (CDD) PRECODER FOR OPEN LOOP MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT (MIMO)

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method for precoding for spatial multiplexing in an open-loop multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) mobile communication
system, comprising:
receiving an input vector block from a layer mapper, wherein the input vector block includes user equipment-specific reference
signals (UE-RSs) or data in a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH); and

generating a large delay cyclic delay diversity (CDD) vector block from the input vector block using a precoder configured
for large delay CDD on an antenna port, wherein the data is resource element mapped with UE-RSs or channel-state information
reference signals (CSI-RSs) in a physical resource block (PRB).

US Pat. No. 9,164,713

SYSTEM INCLUDING OPERATION DEVICE AND INFORMATION STORING APPARATUS, METHOD PERFORMED BY THE SYSTEM, AND THE INFORMATION STORING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A system including an operation device and an information storing apparatus including one or more storage areas, which
are connected via a network, wherein
the operation device includes
an obtaining unit configured to obtain information of the one or more storage areas from the information storing apparatus;
a display unit configured to display the one or more storage areas based on the information of the one or more storage areas
obtained from the information storing apparatus;

a receiving unit configured to receive a selection of one storage area from the one or more storage areas displayed on the
display unit;

a determining unit configured to determine, based on information input from the outside of the operation device in response
to an operation performed on the operation device, an electronic device among a plurality of electronic devices connected
to the system, the electronic device to be determined being caused to input electronic data to the one storage area of which
selection has been received by the receiving unit, the one storage area being included in the information storing apparatus,
and

a first sending unit configured to send, to the information storing apparatus, a first request to cause the determined electronic
device to input the electronic data to the information storing apparatus, and,

the information storing apparatus includes
a second sending unit configured to send, to the determined electronic device, a second request to cause the determined electronic
device to input the electronic data to the one storage area included in the information storing apparatus, based on the first
request sent from the first sending unit of the operation device, and

a storing unit configured to store the electronic data in the one storage area of the information storing apparatus, the electronic
data having been sent from the determined electronic device based on the second request sent by the second sending unit.

US Pat. No. 9,163,801

LAMP CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL DEVICE

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A lamp control system comprising:
a lamp configured to form a light distribution pattern ahead of a vehicle using a non-illumination forming unit, wherein the
light distribution pattern comprises an illumination region and a non-illumination region, and the illumination region comprises
at least one longitudinal cutoff line at a boundary between the illumination region and the non-illumination region;

a detector configured to detect a front vehicle in front of the vehicle;
an information acquiring unit configured to acquire a displacement direction and a displacement speed of the front vehicle;
and

a light distribution controller configured to control the light distribution pattern using the non-illumination region forming
unit such that the front vehicle detected by the detector is positioned in the non-illumination region with a predetermined
interval between the longitudinal cutoff line and the front vehicle,

wherein when the front vehicle is approaching the longitudinal cutoff line, the light distribution controller is configured
to control the light distribution pattern based on the displacement direction and the displacement speed so as to increase
the predetermined interval between the longitudinal cutoff line and the front vehicle by a first predetermined value, and

wherein when the front vehicle is moving away from the longitudinal cutoff line, the light distribution controller is configured
to control the light distribution pattern based on the displacement direction and the displacement speed so as to decrease
the predetermined interval between the longitudinal cutoff line and the front vehicle by a second predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,167,107

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An apparatus connectable to external apparatuses, comprising:
a scanner device configured to read a document and create image data based on the document;
a memory configured to store a plurality of the image data accessible by any of the external apparatuses, each of the plurality
of the image data having been created from the document and having an image format;

a printing device configured to print the plurality of the image data; and
a processor configured to:
receive, from one external apparatus among the external apparatuses, a request for selecting at least one image data among
the plurality of the image data which are created by the scanner device and stored in the memory, and for indicating a desired
image format;

generate converted image data by converting the image format of the selected at least one image data to the desired image
format according to the received request; and

send the converted image data to the external apparatus which sent the request.

US Pat. No. 9,167,722

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SOCKET FOR CARD-SHAPED COMPONENT

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electronic device, the electronic device comprising:
an electronic component socket, the electronic component socket accommodating an installable electronic component therein,
the electronic component socket including a thermal connecting portion, the thermal connecting portion being connected thermally
to the electronic component, the thermal connecting portion including a transporting member, the transporting member including
an interior space, a vapor diffusing space, a coolant return flow space and an interference-preventing plate, a coolant being
sealed within the interior space, the vapor diffusing space for diffusing vaporized coolant included within the interior space,
condensed coolant flowing back to the coolant return flow space, the interference-preventing plate preventing interference
between the vaporized coolant and the condensed coolant; and

a heat-dissipating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,167,689

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING SUBSTRATE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
an insulation substrate including
a first surface,
a second surface on an opposite side of the first surface, and
first and second through-holes penetrating the insulation substrate from the first surface to the second surface;
a wiring layer formed on the first surface of the insulation substrate;
a first via formed in the first through-hole and having one end connected to the wiring layer and another end projecting from
the second surface of the insulation substrate;

a bus line separated from the wiring layer and the first via, and formed on the first surface of the insulation substrate;
and

a second via formed in the second through-hole and connected to the bus line.

US Pat. No. 9,167,546

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (DRX)

INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
receiving, by the WTRU, discontinuous reception (DRX) control information indicating a predetermined time interval that the
WTRU checks a physical downlink control channel for an identifier associated with the WTRU;

entering, by the WTRU, a DRX mode such that the WTRU periodically wakes up according to the predetermined time interval to
check for a paging message and wherein the WTRU reenters the DRX mode based at least in part on there being no paging message
associated with the WTRU;

monitoring, by the WTRU, activity of the WTRU; and
increasing, by the WTRU, the DRX interval as inactivity of the WTRU increases.

US Pat. No. 9,166,579

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SHIFTING DATA SIGNALS TO MATCH COMMAND SIGNAL DELAY

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a clock generation circuit configured to receive an input clock signal and generate a plurality of clock signals based, at
least in part, on the input clock signal;

a delay path coupled to the clock generation circuit and configured to receive the input clock signal and the plurality of
clock signals, the delay path further configured to receive a data signal and delay the data signal based, at least in part,
on the input clock signal and each of the plurality of clock signals; and

a driver coupled to the delay path and configured to receive the delayed data signal, the driver further configured to provide
the delayed data signal to a bus,

wherein the delay path comprises a plurality of latches coupled in series, each latch of the plurality of latches configured
to receive one of the plurality of clock signals.

US Pat. No. 9,166,216

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND MODULE THEREOF

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

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
a case accommodating an electrode assembly therein;
a cap plate covering an opening of the case and having terminal holes, the electrode assembly being insertable through the
opening in a first direction; and

electrode terminals installed in the terminal holes and electrically connected to the electrode assembly,
wherein the cap plate comprises:
a planar portion corresponding to the opening of the case; and
lateral portions extending away from end portions of the planar portion in the first direction,
wherein the lateral portions face each other at opposite sides of the planar portion and have the terminal holes formed therein,
and

wherein the electrode terminals are protruded from the terminal holes in directions transverse to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,164,750

MANAGING TARGET COMPUTER USING ENCAPSULATED FILE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a management computer, an encapsulated file including a plurality of files and a deployment descriptor, said
deployment descriptor including information describing a plurality of configuration tasks performed using the plurality of
files, the plurality of files including an executable file;

extracting, by the management computer, the plurality of files and the deployment descriptor from said encapsulated file;
storing, on the management computer, the plurality of files extracted from the encapsulated file;
using, by the management computer, the deployment descriptor extracted from the encapsulated file to identify associations
between the plurality of configuration tasks and the plurality of files extracted from the encapsulated file;

updating, by the management computer, a mapping element to include the associations;
using, by the management computer, the mapping element to find at least one of the plurality of files extracted from the encapsulated
file needed for a first configuration task of the plurality of configuration tasks; and

performing, by the management computer, the first configuration task of the plurality of configuration tasks using the at
least one of the plurality of files extracted from the encapsulated file to reconfigure a target computer other than the management
computer.

US Pat. No. 9,163,160

AQUEOUS INK FOR INKJET, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. Aqueous ink for inkjet recording comprising:
water;
a hydrosoluble organic solvent;
a pigment; and
a resin,
wherein the hydrosoluble organic solvent comprises 2,3-butane diol having meso-2,3-butane diol in an amount of 50% by weight
or more in 2,3-butane diol,

wherein 2,3-butane diol accounts for 5% by weight to 40% by weight of an entire of the aqueous ink.

US Pat. No. 9,167,692

WIRING BOARD, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A wiring board comprising:
a first wiring layer;
a first insulating layer covering the first wiring layer;
a first via hole having an opening in an outer surface of the first insulating layer, an outer surface of the first wiring
layer being exposed through the first via hole;

a first via filling in the first via hole, the first via including an end surface exposed at the outer surface of the first
insulating layer;

a second wiring layer arranged on the outer surface of the first insulating layer and the end surface of the first via;
a second insulating layer covering the second wiring layer;
a second via hole having an opening in an outer surface of the second insulating layer, the outer surface of the second wiring
layer being exposed through the second via hole; and

a second via filling in the second via hole, the second via being smaller in diameter than the first via, the second via being
arranged above the first via through the second wiring layer,

wherein
the entire second via hole overlaps the first via hole in plan view,
the second insulating layer is thinner than the first insulating layer and the second wiring layer is thinner than the first
wiring layer,

the end surface of the first via includes a recessed part dented toward the first wiring layer, with the second wiring layer
filling the recessed part, and

the second wiring layer that is located above the end surface of the first via includes a top surface having greater flatness
than that of the end surface of the first via.

US Pat. No. 9,167,374

MACHINE-TO-MACHINE RULES MANAGEMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
processing, by a machine-to-machine (“M2M”) rules management system associated with an M2M platform, a plurality of events
associated with one or more M2M objects in substantially real-time as the events occur over a period of time;

receiving, by the M2M rules management system while the events are being processed in substantially real-time, data representative
of a rule created by a user associated with the M2M platform; and

dynamically applying, by the M2M rules management system in response to receiving the data representative of the rule, the
rule to the substantially real-time processing of the events by processing one or more events that occur after the data representative
of the rule is received in accordance with the rule, the processing of the one or more events in accordance with the rule
comprising:

determining, in accordance with the rule, that one or more conditions associated with the one or more events are met; and
performing, in accordance with the rule and in response to the determining that the one or more conditions are met, one or
more actions based on the occurrence of the one or more events,

wherein
the plurality of events comprises a plurality of requests to provision the one or more M2M objects, and
the determining that the one or more conditions associated with the one or more events are met comprises one or more of determining
that one or more requests to provision the one or more M2M objects are of a certain type, determining that the one or more
M2M objects requested to be provisioned are included in a particular predetermined group of M2M objects, determining that
the one or more M2M objects requested to be provisioned are located within a particular geographic territory, and determining
that a user performing the plurality of requests to provision the one or more M2M objects is authorized to request the provisioning
of the one or more M2M objects.

US Pat. No. 9,166,285

HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A high-frequency module comprising:
an antenna connection terminal which is connected to an antenna;
a plurality of input/output terminals to which communication signals are input or from which communication signals are output,
respectively;

a switch IC that includes a plurality of switch terminals which are individually connected to the plurality of input/output
terminals, and a common terminal which is connected to the antenna connection terminal, and that connects the common terminal
to each of the plurality of switch terminals in a switching manner;

a matching circuit which is connected between the common terminal of the switch IC and the antenna connection terminal; and
a multilayer body including a plurality of electrically insulating layers which are stacked on top of one another; wherein
the switch IC is mounted on one principal surface of the multilayer body;
the matching circuit includes a first inductor which is connected in series between the common terminal of the switch IC and
the antenna connection terminal; and

a first wiring line, which connects one end of the first inductor and the common terminal, is shorter than a second wiring
line, which connects the other end of the first inductor and the antenna connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,167,678

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A system comprising:
a target supply unit configured to supply a target material for generating extreme ultraviolet light;
a first laser apparatus configured to generate a first pre-pulse laser beam with which the target material is irradiated,
the first pre-pulse laser beam having a pulse width of 1 ns or less and having a pulse energy of 0.15 mJ or less;

a second laser apparatus configured to generate a second pre-pulse laser beam with which the target material irradiated with
the first pre-pulse laser beam is irradiated;

a third laser apparatus configured to generate a main pulse laser beam with which the target material irradiated with the
second pre-pulse laser beam is irradiated;

a first beam combiner configured to coincide a first optical path of the first pre-pulse laser beam and a second optical path
of the second pre-pulse laser beam with each other to be a third optical path, and output the first and second pre-pulse laser
beams, respectively, along the third optical path; and

a second beam combiner configured to coincide the third optical path of the first and second pre-pulse laser beams output
from the first beam combiner and a fourth optical path of the main pulse laser beam with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,167,403

WIRELESS EMERGENCY SERVICES PROTOCOLS TRANSLATOR BETWEEN ANSI-41 AND VOIP EMERGENCY SERVICES PROTOCOLS

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. Apparatus to translate emergency services protocol call setup information from GSM MAP SLR to Voice Over Interent Protocol
(VoIP), comprising:
a receiver to receive, from a mobile switching (MSC), a GSM MAP SLR containing at least one of a call back number (CBN) and
emergency service routing digits (ESRD);

a converter to convert said at least one of a CBN and an ESRD to a VoIP request;
a transmitter to send, to a VoIP positioning center (VPC), said VoIP request;
a VoIP receiver to receive, from said VoIP positioning center (VPC), said VoIP request including at least one of an emergency
service query key (ESQK) and an emergency service routing number (ESRN) inserted therein; and

converting, with said at least one of an ESQK and an ESRN, said received VoIP request to an SLR with an na-ESRK;
whereby said SLR permits setup of an emergency services call over at least one of an ISDN User Part (ISUP) and Multi-Frequency
(MF) signaling.

US Pat. No. 9,167,402

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DELIVER PUBLIC WARNING MESSAGES

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A long term evolution (LTE) capable wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU), the WTRU comprising:
a receiver configured to:
receive an LTE paging message while operating in a radio resource control (RRC) idle or connected mode, the LTE paging message
comprising an emergency indicator,

receive an LTE system information block—type 1 (SIB 1) on condition that the LTE paging message includes the emergency indicator,
wherein the LTE SIB 1 comprises scheduling information for a second system information block (SIB) used for delivering an
emergency warning, and

receive the second SIB in accordance with the scheduling information indicated in the LTE SIB 1, wherein the second SIB includes
the emergency warning; and

a processor configured to process the second SIB and forward the emergency warning to higher layers.

US Pat. No. 9,167,372

MANAGING A NETWORK ELEMENT

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method for managing a network element that is an element of a Radio Access Network (RAN), the method comprising:
receiving, via a first interface, a request for sending an IP address to the network element and receiving field data that
is acquired from the network element;

setting up a link with the network element via the first interface;
downloading software to the network element via the first interface;
receiving, via the first interface, field data as a result of a self-test performed by the network element and assessing the
received results, the field data comprising changes of at least one radio configuration parameter;

comparing network status data stored in a managing apparatus and the field data and determining a difference between the network
status data and field data;

generating configuration data, such that the generated configuration data are adapted to align the network status data and
the field data;

determining a corresponding network element affected by the generated configuration data; and
distributing the configuration data via the first interface to the affected corresponding network element,
wherein the generated configuration data, which is distributed via the first interface, comprises at least one self-configuration
parameter selected from the group of self-configuration parameters consisting of an IP address of the network element, information
about the IP environment of the network element, a frequency, a code, a physical cell identifier, a global cell identifier,
an adjacency, a radio configuration parameter for the network element, a mapping parameter from a physical cell identifier
to a global cell identifier, a mapping parameter of a global cell identifier to an IP address, and a blacklist.

US Pat. No. 9,166,505

PROTECTION CIRCUITS FOR MOTORS

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. A protection system for a direct current (DC) motor, comprising:
a motor drive component configured to drive a DC motor;
a feedback component configured to generate a feedback signal related to motion of the DC motor; and
a watchdog circuit configured to output a fault signal to the motor drive component to stop the DC motor in response to the
feedback signal indicating abnormal motion of the DC motor, wherein the watchdog circuit includes:

a comparator configured to generate a comparison signal indicating a comparison of (i) a modulation signal output by a motor
controller and (ii) a threshold signal;

a first AND gate configured to receive the comparison signal and an enable signal and generate an first signal;
a hardware watchdog timer configured to receive the first signal and the feedback signal and generate a watchdog signal; and
a second AND gate configured to receive the modulation signal and the watchdog signal and generate a second signal to affect
the motion of the DC motor.

US Pat. No. 9,167,521

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A wireless communication method with low power consumption, comprising:
turning off a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) module of a wireless communication device after the wireless communication device
switches from a normal mode to a power-saving mode;

periodically scanning an operational frequency band of a network during a predetermined period using a Bluetooth module of
the wireless communication device when the Bluetooth module is in an active mode and the wireless communication device is
in the power-saving mode;

switching the Bluetooth module to a low-power mode from the active mode for periodically scanning the operational frequency
band of the network at a predetermined interval when no radio frequency signal is detected within the operational frequency
band during the predetermined period, wherein:

a scan frequency of the Bluetooth module in the active mode is the same as a scan frequency of the Bluetooth module in the
low-power mode; and

an interval at which the Bluetooth module scans the operational frequency band of the network in the low-power mode is kept
unchanged; and

activating the Wi-Fi module when the Bluetooth module detects a first radio frequency signal within the operational frequency
band and the wireless communication device is in the power-saving mode, wherein a bandwidth of the first radio frequency signal
is equal to a bandwidth of the network.

US Pat. No. 9,167,656

LIFETIME CORRECTION FOR AGING OF LEDS IN TUNABLE-WHITE LED LIGHTING DEVICES

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method for controlling a multi-color lighting system for combining light from multiple solid state light sources of the
system, each configured for producing light of a different color characteristic, each light source comprising one or more
light emitting diodes (LEDs), the method comprising the steps of:
for a period of operation, selectively controlling drive currents supplied to the LEDs of the multiple solid state light sources
to produce a combined light output of overall color characteristic and intensity corresponding to a user input selection based
in part on determined output characteristics of the LEDs of the multiple solid state light sources;

after the period of operation, obtaining updated output characteristics of the LEDs of the multiple solid state light sources
by:

driving one or more LEDs configured for producing light of a first color characteristic, while LEDs configured for producing
light of different color characteristics than the first color characteristic are turned OFF, and measuring a level of the
light of the first color characteristic with a photosensor;

driving one or more LEDs configured for producing light of a second color characteristic, while LEDs configured for producing
light of different color characteristics than the second color characteristic are turned OFF, and measuring a level of the
light of the second color characteristic with the photosensor;

driving one or more LEDs configured for producing light of a third color characteristic, while LEDs configured for producing
light of different color characteristics than the third color characteristic are turned OFF, and measuring a level of the
light of the third color characteristic with the photosensor; and

processing the measured levels of the light of the first, second and third color characteristics to obtain updated output
characteristics of the LEDs of the multiple solid state light sources; and

selectively controlling drive currents supplied to the LEDs of the multiple solid state light sources to produce combined
light output of an overall color characteristic corresponding to a user input selection, based in part on the updated determined
output characteristics of the LEDs of the multiple solid state light sources, wherein the step of selectively controlling
the drive currents based in part on the updated determined output characteristics includes:

correcting changes in performance of the LEDs of the multiple solid state light sources, after the period of operation of
the multi-color lighting system.

US Pat. No. 9,167,581

BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station for communicating with a communication terminal comprising: a communication section for communicating with
a communication terminal using a plurality of antennas and controlling transmission directivity in the plurality of antennas
when downlink communication with a communication terminal is performed; and
a scheduling executing section for determining a communication terminal for downlink communication and allocating a use downlink
radio resource to be used by the communication section for the downlink communication with the communication terminal to the
communication terminal,

wherein, an uplink radio resource for a known signal which is capable of being used when a communication terminal transmits
a known signal, and a downlink radio resource, which is associated with the uplink radio resource for the known signal and
is capable of being used when the communication section performs downlink communication with a communication terminal are
determined,

wherein, when the scheduling executing section allocates, to a communication terminal, the use downlink radio resource including
in a frequency direction a frequency band included in a transmission frequency band of the known signal received by at least
a part of the uplink radio resource for the known signal, the scheduling executing section executes an allocating process
for allocating the use downlink radio resource from the downlink radio resource associated with the uplink radio resource
for the known signal to the communication terminal,

wherein, when the communication section performs the downlink communication with a communication terminal using the use downlink
radio resource which is allocated to the communication terminal by executing the allocating process by the scheduling executing
section, the communication section controls the transmission directivity in the plurality of antennas based on the known signal
to be received in the frequency band of the use downlink radio resource in the uplink radio resource for the known signal,

wherein, when the scheduling executing section allocates the use downlink radio resources to a communication terminal in the
allocating process, the scheduling executing section calculates a predicted value of a transmission gain at a time when the
communication section controls the transmission directivity in the plurality of antennas based on the known signal to be received
in the frequency band of the use downlink radio resource in the uplink radio resource for the known signal and performs the
downlink communication with the communication terminal, and determines a communication terminal to which the use downlink
radio resource is allocated based on the predicted value.

US Pat. No. 9,162,732

STEPPED HULL

Ram Investments of South ...

1. A watercraft hull comprising:
a bow portion, a stern portion, and a longitudinal centerline therebetween;
a plurality of longitudinal elements protruding from the hull;
a flattened hull portion at the centerline in the stern portion having a deadrise angle of 0°, the flattened hull portion
being between and immediately adjacent to two of the plurality of longitudinal elements; and

a first keel ridge portion at the centerline in the bow portion having a deadrise angle greater than 0°.

US Pat. No. 9,167,448

MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver that receives radio frames of a lower cell including a protected subframe being a subframe transmission from a
higher cell that is inhibited and a non-protected subframe being a subframe transmission from the higher cell that is not
inhibited;

a measurement circuit that measures reception quality from reference signals multiplexed individually on the protected subframe
and the non-protected subframe;

a feedback information reduction that calculates a difference value between the reception quality of the protected subframe
and the reception quality of the non-protected subframe; and

a transmitter that notifies reception quality information of the protected subframe measured by the measurement circuit, and
the difference value calculated by the feedback information reduction circuit to a base station apparatus for allocating radio
resources to the mobile station,

wherein, when the difference value calculated by the feedback information reduction circuit is lower than a threshold value,
the transmitter notifies only the reception quality information of the protected subframe to the base station apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,164,828

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED DATA RECOVERY IN A SOLID STATE MEMORY SYSTEM

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

13. A method for recovering data, the method comprising:
accessing a data set from a solid state storage device;
using a data decoding circuit to apply a data decoding algorithm to the data set to yield a decoded output;
determining whether the decoded output converges, wherein the decoded output includes at least one error;
upon determining the decoded output fails to converge, identifying at least one critical location in the data set, wherein
identifying the at least one critical location in the data set is based at least in part on selecting, up to a predetermined
number of locations, one or more locations from the elements in the data set exhibiting the highest voltage variances from
a first location to a subsequent location;

estimating a voltage associated with the data in the data set corresponding to the critical location;
calculating soft information corresponding to the critical location based at least in part on the estimated voltage; and
re-applying the data decoding algorithm to the data set guided by the soft information to yield an updated decoded output.

US Pat. No. 9,167,718

SERVER SYSTEM

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A server system, comprising:
a motherboard; and
a server power system, comprising:
a power transmission interface;
a power supply used for converting an AC power into a DC power and then outputting the DC power to the motherboard via the
power transmission interface;

a battery backup unit (BBU) used for providing redundant power to the motherboard via the power transmission interface, wherein
the BBU and the power supply have the same size, the BBU comprising:

a battery module;
a DC converter;
a control unit used for controlling the DC converter to convert the charging voltage outputted from the battery module into
a backup power; and

an isolation circuit for selectively providing the redundant power from the DC converter at the power transmission interface,
wherein when the DC power is smaller than the backup power, the isolation circuit provides the backup power to the motherboard
as the redundant power, and wherein the isolation circuit further generates a current sharing signal for the control unit,
detects a voltage on the power transmission interface, and generates an output voltage detection signal for the control unit;
and

a signal transmission interface electrically connected to the motherboard, the power supply and the BBU.

US Pat. No. 9,164,984

DELAY IN VIDEO FOR LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

14. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
accessing, by at least one computing device comprising at least one hardware processor, a data stream received from a transmitting
computing device, the data stream comprising an audio signal embodying a first language and a video signal;

performing, by the at least one computing device, a translation of the audio signal embodying the first language to a translation
output embodying a second language;

determining, by the at least one computing device, a delay indicative of a time needed to perform the translation;
associating, by the at least one computing device, the translation output with the video signal after the delay;
determining, by the at least one computing device, whether a predefined amount of the audio signal embodying the first language
has been translated to the translation output embodying the second language; and

causing, by the at least one computing device, the video signal and the translation output to be communicated to a receiving
computing device in association with the delay in response to the predefined amount of the audio signal embodying the first
language being translated.

US Pat. No. 9,164,534

CIRCUIT FOR SKEW REDUCTION HAS SWAP CIRCUIT SWAPPING AND CONNECTING FIRST SIGNAL LINES TO SECOND SIGNAL LINES

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A circuit for skew reduction, comprising:
a plurality of first signal lines configured to transmit a plurality of first signals delayed by a plurality of first paths
respectively;

a plurality of second signal lines configured to transmit a plurality of second signals delayed by a plurality of second paths
respectively; and

a first swap circuit configured to swap and connect at least one of the plurality of first signal lines to at least one of
the plurality of second signal lines in correspondence with a first control signal,

wherein the first swap circuit is configured to swap and connect the at least one of the plurality of first signal lines to
the at least one of the plurality of second signal lines, when a mutual delay time difference of the plurality of second signals
in a state where the at least one of the plurality of first signal lines is swapped and connected to the at least one of the
plurality of second signal lines is smaller than a mutual delay time difference of the plurality of second signals in a state
where the plurality of first signal lines is connected to the plurality of second signal lines without being swapped.

US Pat. No. 9,164,210

OPTICAL LAMINATED BODY, OPTICAL LAMINATED BODY SET, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL USING OPTICAL LAMINATED BODY OR OPTICAL LAMINATED BODY SET

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. An optical laminate set, comprising:
a first optical laminate including a first polarizing film having a thickness of 10 ?m or less; and a reflective polarization
film; and

a second optical laminate including a second polarizing film having a thickness larger than the thickness of the first polarizing
film of the first optical laminate by 5 micrometer or more;

wherein the second optical laminate is placeable on a viewer side of a liquid crystal panel and the first optical laminate
is placeable on a side opposite to the viewer side.

US Pat. No. 9,166,671

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RELAY DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A communication system comprising:
a plurality of communication device groups, each including a plurality of communication devices;
a plurality of first relay devices, one of the first relay devices being provided for each of the communication device groups
and including a communication means for exchanging data with any communication device in the corresponding communication device
group, a relay means for relaying a data exchange between communication device groups, and a storage means for storing data
that is to be relayed; and

a second relay device (i) that is connected to the plurality of first relay devices, (ii) includes a communication means for
exchanging data with the first relay devices, and a wireless communication means for wirelessly exchanging data with an external
device, and (iii) that relays a data exchange between the external device and the plurality of first relay devices, wherein

the second relay device includes:
a selection means for, if the wireless communication means receives data, selecting one or a plurality of the first relay
devices from the plurality of first relay devices,

a storage destination storage means for storing the first relay device that was selected by the selection means,
a data transmission means for transmitting received data to the first relay device that was selected by the selection means,
a data requesting means for, if data is to be transmitted to an external device, making a request to the first relay device
that was stored in the storage means, requesting that first relay device to transmit the data, and

a data reception means for receiving data transmitted from the first relay device,
and the wireless communication means transmits data received by the data reception means to the external device.

US Pat. No. 9,164,832

ECC MANAGEMENT FOR VARIABLE RESISTANCE MEMORY CELLS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising first and second variable resistance memory cells physically adjacent on a data storage medium
and each having a first error correction code (ECC), a controller configured to upgrade the first ECC of the second variable
resistance memory cell to a second ECC level in response to a resistance shift in the first variable resistance memory cell
predicted by a model based on a weighted factoring provided by a bloom filter.

US Pat. No. 9,166,840

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA SAMPLES WITH REDUCED BANDWIDTH

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for decompressing a compressed predistorted signal received from a processing node, said method comprising:
receiving a compressed signal including samples of a high-dynamic range signal having a first sample rate and samples of a
low-dynamic range signal having a second sample rate;

matching the sample rate of the high-dynamic range signal with the sample rate of the low-dynamic range signal; and
combining samples of the high-dynamic range signal with corresponding samples of the low-dynamic range signal to obtain a
decompressed predistorted signal.

US Pat. No. 9,166,488

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESETTING A RESONANT CONVERTER

DELTA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

9. A resonant converter comprising:
a switching circuit coupled to an input voltage;
a resonant circuit coupled to the switching circuit;
at least one resistor coupled in series with the resonant circuit;
at least one switch coupled in parallel with the at least one resistor;
a transformer coupled to the resonant circuit;
a rectification circuit coupled to the transformer; and
a driver,
coupled to the switching circuit,
comprising a control module that is coupled to the at least one resistor and the at least one switch, and
configured to output to the switching circuit after the resonant converter is turned off, for limiting a peak current occurring
in the switching circuit by resetting remaining in the turned-off resonant converter.

US Pat. No. 9,167,614

TUNNELED DIRECT LINK SETUP SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH CONSISTENT LINK INFORMATION MAINTENANCE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:
directly receiving, at a first station, a signal transmitted from a second station, wherein each of the first station and
the second station respectively includes a link status indicator that indicates whether a direct link exists between the first
station and the second station, and wherein the signal directly received at the first station was transmitted by the second
station based on the link status indicator of the second station indicating that a direct link does exist between the first
station and the second station; and

responsive to the link status indicator of the first station indicating that a direct link does not exist between the first
station and the second station and while the link status indicator of the second station indicates that the direct link does
exist and conflicts with the link status indicator of the first station,

dropping the signal received at the first station, and
subsequent to dropping the signal received at the first station, transmitting a teardown signal from the first station to
the second station, wherein responsive to the teardown signal being transmitted from the first station to the second station,
the link status indicator of the second station is to be changed, by the second station, to indicate that a direct link does
not exist between the first station and the second station.

US Pat. No. 9,167,450

EXCLUDING ROAMING USERS FROM AREA BASED MDT DATA TRANSMISSION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A base station apparatus, comprising
a base station processor adapted to provide a base station functionality of a mobile network;
a selecting processor adapted to select a user equipment, which is operably connected to the base station processor, from
among a plurality of user equipments in order for the selected user equipment to report a result of a predefined measurement
to the apparatus,

wherein the selecting processor is adapted to select the user equipment only if a roaming information of the user equipment
received from a mobility management entity by which mobility of the user equipment is controlled indicates that a user of
the user equipment is subscribed to the mobile network and in the event that the roaming information indicates that a user
of the user equipment is not subscribed to the mobile network, the user equipment is excluded from being selected by the selecting
processor to report a result of a predefined measurement to the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,165,971

ATOMICALLY PRECISE SURFACE ENGINEERING FOR PRODUCING IMAGERS

California Institute of T...

1. An imager comprising:
an imager substrate having at least a first surface at one end thereof, said surface being passivated with a passivation layer
comprising at least a delta-doped layer, the delta-doped passivation layer having an atomic monolayer composition profile
having an out-of-plane atomic size scale precision of less than 2 nm, and forming a passivated substrate surface such that
the delta-dope passivation layer does not interrupt the imager substrate epitaxy;

an anti-reflective coating formed on at least a portion of said passivated substrate surface, said anti-reflective coating
formed of at least one dielectric material selected to allow imaging across a selected spectral range, and being chemically
compatible with the delta-doped layer;

wherein the anti-reflective coating is formed of a plurality of layers of the at least one dielectric material, each layer
being formed with a thickness of from 0.1 to 3 Angstroms, the anti-reflective coating being disposed on the passivated substrate
surface with a density sufficient to ensure that the anti-reflective coating covers the passivated surface continuously on
an atomic size scale, such that the anti-reflective coating has a low density of atomic scale defects;

wherein where the anti-reflective coating is formed of a material that is chemically reactive with the imager substrate further
comprising an optically inactive barrier layer disposed between the imager substrate and the anti-reflective coating;

wherein at least the barrier layer and the layers of the anti-reflective coating disposed proximal to the passivated substrate
surface conform to the passivated substrate surface such that an interfacial region having an out-of-plane roughness of less
than about 3 nm is formed between said passivated substrate surface and the barrier layer and anti-reflective coating; and

wherein the imager is formed having an absolute quantum efficiency of at least 50% over at least a portion of the wavelength
range of 100 to 300 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,163,226

STORAGE-STABLE LIQUID WASHING OR CLEANING AGENT CONTAINING PROTEASES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A liquid washing or cleaning agent comprising:
a protease having an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% identical to the amino acid sequence stated in SEQ ID NO. 1
and comprises in position 99 in the numbering according to SEQ ID NO. 1 the amino acid glutamic acid (E) and a phosphonate,
wherein the phosphonate is diethylenetriaminepenta(methylenephosphonic acid) (DTPMP or DETPMP or DTPNT) or a combination thereof
with one or more other phosphonates,

wherein the washing or cleaning agent has improved cleaning performance.

US Pat. No. 9,167,489

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING RECONFIGURATION OF RADIO LINK CONTROL PARAMETERS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method implemented in a universal terrestrial radio access network (UTRAN), wherein the UTRAN comprises a radio link
control (RLC) entity, and wherein the RLC entity comprises a transmitting side subassembly and a receiving side subassembly,
the method comprising:
reconfiguring the RLC entity between supporting fixed sized RLC protocol data units (PDUs) and flexible size RLC PDUs;
re-establishing at least one of the transmitting side subassembly and the receiving side subassembly; and
transmitting, from a transmitter of the UTRAN, a radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message for notifying a wireless
transmit/receive unit (WTRU) of the reconfiguration occurring at the RLC entity, wherein the RRC reconfiguration message includes:
(i) a size indicator information element (IE) indicating whether the RLC entity, after reconfiguration, supports the fixed
size RLC PDUs or the flexible size RLC PDUs, and (ii) a length indicator IE indicating either one of a plurality of lengths
for fixed sized RLC PDUs or a maximum length for flexible sized RLC PDUs supported by the RLC entity after reconfiguration.

US Pat. No. 9,167,048

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FILTERING DEVICES WITHIN A SECURITY SOCIAL NETWORK

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising the steps of:
receiving by an electronic device, a request to provide an image, wherein the request is made to devices within a first geographic
region;

determining a location for a device;
determining that the device lies within a area of exclusion within the first geographic region;
providing the image when the device lies outside the area of exclusion; and
failing to provide the image based on the fact that the device determines that the device lies inside both the first geographic
area and inside the area of exclusion.

US Pat. No. 9,165,376

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR DETECTING EDGES OF A PATTERN

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A method for detecting a parameter of a pattern, the method comprising:
obtaining an image of the pattern; wherein the image is generated by scanning the pattern with a charged particle beam;
processing the image to provide an edge enhanced image; wherein the processing comprises computing an aggregate energy of
first n spectral components of the image by applying spectral functions on the image, wherein n exceeds two and the spectral
functions are selected according to a distribution of charged particles of the charged particle beam; and

further processing the edge enhanced image and determining a parameter of the pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,167,708

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS WITH GROMMET INSERTED INTO CASING

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:
electronic components constituting a power conversion circuit;
a cooler which is equipped with a coolant inlet tube and a coolant outlet tube and works to cool the electronic components;
a casing in which the electronic components and the cooler are disposed, the casing having an opening and a wall with an end;
cut-outs which are formed in the end of the wall of the casing and extend through a thickness of the wall so that the cut-outs
are exposed to the opening of the casing and through which the coolant inlet tube and the coolant outlet tube pass; and

grommets which are disposed one in each of the cut-outs formed in the wall of the casing, respectively, each of the grommets
having a body, each of the bodies including a hole through which a corresponding one of the coolant inlet tube and the coolant
outlet tube hermetically passes and a protrusion pressed against an inner wall surface of a corresponding one of the cut-outs
to create a hermetical seal between the body and the corresponding one of the cut-outs, each of the bodies also including
an outer portion and an inner portion which are aligned to each other in a thickness-wise direction of the wall, the outer
portion being located on an outward side of the wall of the casing, while the inner portion is located on an inward side of
the wall of the casing, the outer portion being equipped with a positioner which serves to fix a location of a corresponding
one of the grommets when the corresponding one of the grommets is inserted into the corresponding one of the cut-outs in a
direction from outside to inside the casing, the inner portion protruding inwardly from the wall when the corresponding one
of the grommets is fixed in location in the corresponding one of the cut-outs by the positioner, wherein

the protrusion is pressed against the inner wall surface of the corresponding one of the cut-outs to create the hermetical
seal between the corresponding one of the grommets and the inner wall surface, and

when the corresponding one of the grommets is fixed in location by the positioner, the inner portion of the body of the corresponding
one of the grommets has, between an end of the inner portion and the protrusion, at least a portion which protrudes from the
wall of the casing.

US Pat. No. 9,167,664

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOW-POWER LAMP COMPATIBILITY WITH A TRAILING-EDGE DIMMER AND AN ELECTRONIC TRANSFORMER

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:
a controller to provide compatibility between a load and a secondary winding of an electronic transformer driven by a trailing-edge
dimmer, wherein the controller is configured to:

predict based on an electronic transformer secondary signal an estimated occurrence of a high-resistance state of the trailing-edge
dimmer, wherein the high-resistance state occurs when the trailing-edge dimmer begins phase-cutting an alternating current
voltage signal; and

operate in a high-current mode for a period of time immediately prior to the estimated occurrence of the high-resistance state.

US Pat. No. 9,166,929

PERFORMING SCALABLE L2 WHOLESALE SERVICES IN COMPUTER NETWORKS USING CUSTOMER VLAN-BASED FORWARDING AND FILTERING

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
by a network switch, storing data defining a reduced layer two (L2) learning table associated with a core-facing interface
that couples the network switch to a service provider core network, wherein the L2 learning table includes a plurality of
entries, each entry from the plurality of entries having a first portion associated with a service virtual local area network
(SVLAN) within the service provider core network and a second portion associated with a plurality of customer virtual local
area networks (CVLANs) associated with the SVLAN, the second portion indicating whether each of the plurality of CVLANs in
combination with the SVLAN is learned and authenticated at the core-facing interface;

receiving, by the network switch, a packet data unit (PDU) specifying an SVLAN and a CVLAN;
determining, by the network switch and without using an L2 address of the PDU, whether the reduced L2 learning table indicates
a combination of the SVLAN and CVLAN specified by the PDU is learned and authenticated at the core-facing interface;

by the network switch and in response to determining the reduced L2 learning table indicates a combination of the SVLAN and
CVLAN specified by the PDU is learned and authenticated at the core-facing interface, switching the PDU; and

by the network switch and in response to determining the reduced L2 learning table does not indicate a combination of the
SVLAN and CVLAN specified by the PDU is learned and authenticated at the core-facing interface, filtering the PDU.

US Pat. No. 9,166,135

OPTICAL/ELECTRICAL TRANSDUCER USING SEMICONDUCTOR NANOWIRE WICKING STRUCTURE IN A THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY AND PHASE TRANSITION HEAT TRANSFER MECHANISM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. An optical/electrical transducer apparatus, comprising:
a housing having a section that is thermally conductive and a member that is at least partially optically transmissive, the
optically transmissive member being connected to the thermally conductive section of the housing to form a seal for a vapor
tight chamber;

a working fluid within the chamber, wherein pressure within the chamber configures the working fluid to absorb heat during
operation of the apparatus, to vaporize at a relatively hot location as the working fluid absorbs heat, to transfer heat to
and condense at a relatively cold location, and to return as a liquid to the relatively hot location; and

a wicking structure in contact with the working fluid comprising semiconductor nanowires within the chamber configured as
an active driven part of an optical/electrical transducer and configured to be driven to emit light from within the chamber
through or to be driven by light received in the chamber via the optically transmissive member.

US Pat. No. 9,164,837

TRANSFER UNIT MANAGEMENT

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a non-volatile memory comprising a plurality of blocks each arranged into an integral plural number N of fixed-sized, multi-bit
transfer units; and

a processing circuit configured to retrieve data from a selected block to a volatile memory buffer responsive to a transfer
unit (TU) bit map comprising a multi-bit sequence of N total bits each of the N total bits corresponding to a different one
of the N transfer units of the selected block, each of the N total bits having a value of 0 or 1, the 0 or 1 value of each
of the N total bits indicating whether the corresponding transfer unit is to be retrieved responsive to a host read command.

US Pat. No. 9,163,730

UNITIZED RADIAL FLUID SEAL

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A unitized radial fluid seal including:
a shell comprising an at least substantially cylindrical, axially-extending first flange and a second flange extending at
least substantially radially from the axially-extending first flange,

a first elastomeric seal body affixed to the shell and comprising a radially-extending primary seal lip,
a sleeve comprising an at least substantially cylindrical, axially-extending sealing flange having a terminal end radially
inward of the shell second flange and a protective flange extending at least substantially radially from the axially-extending
sealing flange,

a spring radially urging the primary seal lip into sealing contact with a sealing surface of the axially-extending sealing
flange, and

a second elastomeric seal body affixed to the sleeve, the second elastomeric seal body having an at least substantially cylindrical
portion overlying a radially inner side of the sleeve and a resiliently-elastic angled lip connected to and extending axially
inwardly from the terminal end of the axially-extending sealing flange,

wherein the angled lip has:
a first conical surface facing axially and radially outwardly, and
a second conical surface facing axially inwardly and radially outwardly, the second conical surface extending to and terminating
at a first lip peak that points axially inward,

a second lip peak axially between the first surface and the second surface, the second lip peak being located axially between
the terminal end of the axially-extending sealing flange and the first lip peak and radially outward of the first lip peak,

a first angle (?) defined by the sealing surface and at least a segment of the first surface is between 130-170° and
the primary seal lip is axially retained between the angled lip and the radially-extending protective flange.

US Pat. No. 9,165,574

MAGNETIC ELEMENT WITH DUAL MAGNETIC MOMENTS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising first and second ferromagnetic free layers separated by a non-magnetic spacer, a first ferromagnetic
free layer configured as a lamination of first and second sub-layers respectively having different stripe heights measured
from an air bearing surface (ABS) and different low and high magnetic moments regions, the first sub-layer positioned proximal
the ABS and having a greater magnetic moment than the second sub-layer that continually extends from the ABS to proximal a
bias magnet positioned distal the ABS, the low magnetic moment region of the first ferromagnetic free layer disposed between
a non-magnetic spacer layer and the high magnetic moment region of the first ferromagnetic free layer, each ferromagnetic
free layer biased to a default magnetization by a bias magnet positioned distal the ABS, a second ferromagnetic free layer
continuously extending from the ABS to proximal the bias magnet distal the ABS.

US Pat. No. 9,166,759

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Tokyo ...

1. A method for transmitting control information in a wireless communication system, comprising:
pre-assigning a group identification to each user group respectively;
determining a search space corresponding to each group identification respectively;
determining a link adaptation method of a user group according to quality of channels of each user in the user group;
generating contents of first control information according to common control information of all users in the user group and
the link adaptation method corresponding to the user group;

performing cyclic redundancy check for the contents of the first control information, generating the first control information,
and transmitting the first control information to each user in the user group;

performing cyclic redundancy check for particular control information of each user in the user group and obtaining contents
of second control information; and

performing link adaptation process for the contents of the second control information according to the link adaptation method
corresponding to the user group, generating the second control information, and transmitting the second control information
to each user in the user group.

US Pat. No. 9,164,838

DISK ARRAY DEVICE AND DISK ARRAY DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A disk array device comprising:
a plurality of hard disks among which a RAID group is set up, the RAID group having a plurality of volumes;
a used-area setting unit that sets up one or a plurality of used areas in the RAID groups;
a diagnosis subject determination unit that, when the size of the used area that is the smallest among the used areas set
in the RAID groups is greater than or equal to the size of unused area in the RAID group, determines whether a number of volumes
set in the RAID group is smaller than a predetermined threshold, that obtains the ratio of unused areas to all of the areas
in the RAID group when the number of volumes set in the RAID group is smaller than the predetermined threshold, that determines
whether the unused area in the RAID group have a size smaller than a predetermined size when the obtained ratio is greater
than or equal to a predetermined value, and that designates all of the areas in the RAID group as areas which are subject
to a diagnosis when the unused area in the RAID group have a size greater than or equal to the predetermined size; and

a diagnosis execution unit that executes a cyclical diagnosis on the areas determined, by the diagnosis subject determination
unit, to be areas which are subject to a diagnosis.

US Pat. No. 9,163,754

RESIN-MADE FUEL INLET PIPE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A resin-made fuel inlet pipe comprising at least one resin layer, the resin layer comprising a resin composition containing
the following components (A) to (C):
(A) a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or a linear short-chain branched polyethylene;
(B) a polyethylene polymerized with a metallocene-based catalyst; and
(C) a carbon black, wherein:
a weight mixing ratio ((A)/(B)) between the component (A) and the component (B) falls within a range of from 10/90 to 90/10;
a content of the component (C) falls within a range of from 0.1 to 5 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of
a total of the component (A) and the component (B);

a tissue (Y) comprising the component (B) is inserted between linear crystalline tissues (X) comprising the component (A)
to expand an interval between the tissues (X); and

the component (C) is dispersed in the tissue (Y).

US Pat. No. 9,164,551

TABLET COMPUTER

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A tablet computer comprising:
a housing having an opening and an accommodating trough inwardly recessed from the opening, a sidewall of the accommodating
trough having a groove, the groove having an inlet section and an engaging section, the inlet section being communicated between
the opening and the engaging section, wherein widths of the inlet section are larger than widths of the engaging section;

a cover pivotally connected to the housing so as to rotate between a covering position and an extended position relative to
the housing, the cover covering the opening when rotated to the covering position, and supporting the housing in a standing
position when rotated to the extended position; and

a keyboard detachably accommodated in the accommodating trough and comprising at least one engaging structure, wherein the
engaging structure is located at the peripheral edge of the keyboard and engaged with the engaging section,

wherein a portion of the bottom of the accommodating trough that corresponds to the engaging section is parallel to the keyboard,
and a portion of the bottom of the accommodating trough that corresponds to the inlet section is curved toward the opening
along a direction away from the engaging section.

US Pat. No. 9,163,637

FAN ASSEMBLY AND FAN DEVICE THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A fan device comprising:
a housing;
a fan body disposed in the housing;
a connector electrically connected to the fan body; and
a fixing cover detachably assembled to the housing, wherein the fixing cover is disposed on a corner of the housing, and the
fixing cover comprises:

a connecting structure fitting a type of the connector for positioning the connector on the fixing cover and partially exposing
the connector to an outside of the fan body;

a first board, wherein the first board is rectangular and is connected to the housing with at least three sides of the first
board; and

a second board, wherein the first board and the second board are vertically arranged with each other, and the second board
is rectangular and is connected to the housing with at least three sides of the second board;

wherein the first board is coupled to a first surface of the housing to form a first plane, and the second board is coupled
to a second surface of the housing to form a second plane, the first board comprises at least one first hook for being coupled
to at least one first groove of the first surface, and the second board comprises at least one second hook for being coupled
to at least one second groove of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,162,253

METHOD FOR THE FLOW COATING OF A POLYMERIC MATERIAL

Saint-Gobain Glass France...

1. A method, comprising:
(a) inserting a component, which is a polymeric material, into a holder at an angle of 25° to 90° relative to a floor; and
(b) flow coating the component from an upper edge with a varnish comprising a solvent, while simultaneously impinging the
varnish only within a region of 30% of the surface of the component adjacent to the upper edge with a stream consisting essentially
of air.

US Pat. No. 9,167,406

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A communication system comprising:
a search communication apparatus comprising a transceiver configured to transmit a search request signal; and
a plurality of search subject communication apparatuses each including a transceiver, where the transceiver of at least one
of the plurality of search subject communication apparatuses is configured to:

(a) receive the search request signal transmitted from the search communication apparatus;
(b) transmit, to the search communication apparatus, a first search response signal, which is a response to the received search
request signal;

(c) receive a second search response signal transmitted, from another search subject communication apparatus to the search
communication apparatus, in response to reception of another or the search request signal by the another search subject communication
apparatus; and

(d) transmit, to the search communication apparatus, a proxy response signal that is based on the received second search response
signal, transmitted from the another search subject communication apparatus to the search communication apparatus,

wherein the transceiver of the search communication apparatus is further configured to receive the transmitted proxy response
signal in addition to the transmitted first search response signal,

wherein search response signals are transmitted from the plurality of search subject communication apparatuses in an order
corresponding to set priorities,

where transmission of a corresponding search response signal by other ones of the plurality of search subject communication
apparatuses increases a priority for transmissions for future search response signals for a corresponding search subject communication
apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,165,279

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATION AND MAPPING OF REAL-TIME LOCATION DATA

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a scanning device that scans a signal of decodable indicia on an area of a physical object wherein decoding said decodable
indicia results in a message that contains information describing said physical object;

a memory;
a motion sensing device;
wherein a point of origin of said apparatus described by information in the message at said area of said physical object is
stored into memory; and

wherein, responsive to the physical movement of said apparatus, a spatial position of said apparatus is determined relative
to said point of origin based on a plurality of values received from said motion sensing device.

US Pat. No. 9,164,805

MANAGING WORKLOAD DISTRIBUTION TO REDUCE ACOUSTIC LEVELS

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
obtaining a correlation between percent utilization and noise level for each of a plurality of compute node types;
obtaining an inventory of a plurality of compute nodes in a cluster, wherein the inventory identifies each of the compute
nodes by a compute node type, and wherein the plurality of compute nodes includes two or more compute node types;

determining a percent utilization of each of the compute nodes;
for each compute node of an identified compute node type, determining a noise level using the determined percent utilization
for the compute node as input into the correlation between percent utilization and noise level for the identified compute
node type;

calculating an overall noise level of the cluster as a function of the noise level determined for each compute node; and
distributing workload among the plurality of compute nodes to reduce the calculated overall noise level.

US Pat. No. 9,166,512

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE PROVIDED WITH FEEDFORWARD CONTROL

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor control device for controlling a motor which drives a control target, the motor control device comprising:
a speed feedback control unit which generates a pre-correction torque command for controlling such that an actual speed of
the control target follows a speed command which is input;

an inverse model calculation unit which calculates a coefficient of an inverse model with a transfer function inversed from
a transfer function of the control target by using the speed command and the pre-correction torque command;

a torque correction value generating unit which generates a torque correction value by using the speed command and the coefficient
of the inverse model; and

a torque command generating unit which generates a torque command for the motor which drives the control target by using the
pre-correction torque command and torque correction value.

US Pat. No. 9,165,883

INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE FOR AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a first conductive element embedded within a first dielectric layer and having an exposed upper surface;
a first etch stop layer located directly on a first portion of the exposed upper surface of the first conductive element and
directly on the first dielectric layer, the first etch stop layer having an opening in a connection area that is located directly
above a second portion of the exposed upper surface of the first conductive element; and

a second conductive element embedded in a second dielectric layer above the first etch stop layer, the second conductive element
having a first portion located in the opening of the first etch stop layer and in electrical contact with the first conductive
element in a first region of the connection area and a second portion overlying and in direct contact with the first etch
stop layer in a region outside the connection area.

US Pat. No. 9,165,076

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO STORE AND RETRIEVE INDENTIFIER ASSOCIATED INFORMATION CONTENT

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method of storing and retrieving information, comprising:
configuring a terminal with general file access information comprising data storage device connection information for a data
storage device containing information content files;

configuring the terminal with database connection information including identifier data entries and file data entries, wherein
(i) each identifier data entry is associated with a file data entry and (ii) a combination of a given file data entry and
the general file access information provide access to an information content file;

reading an identifier to generate identifier data;
transmitting, to a database from the terminal, a file data entry request that (i) comprises the generated identifier data
and (ii) is based on the database location information;

receiving a file data entry from the database with the terminal; and
formulating, with the terminal, an information content file request based on the general file access information and the received
file data entry.

US Pat. No. 9,163,117

POLYAMIDE RESIN

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. A polyamide resin material comprising:
a diamine structural unit; and
a dicarboxylic acid structural unit,
wherein 70 mol % or more of the diamine structural unit is derived from at least one of xylylenediamine, 1,3-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane,
and 1,4-bis(aminomethyl)cyclohexane, 50 mol % or more of the dicarboxylic acid structural unit is derived from sebacic acid
a sulfur atom concentration is 1 to 200 ppm by mass, a sodium atom concentration is 1 to 500 ppm by mass, a phosphorus atom
concentration is 1 to 500 ppm by mass, and the polyamide resin material is free from a reducing sulfur-containing compound.

US Pat. No. 9,166,036

POWER MOSFET, AN IGBT, AND A POWER DIODE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A power MOSFET comprising:
(a) a source electrode disposed over a first main surface of a semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate having
the first main surface and a second main surface, and assuming a substantially rectangular shape;

(b) a first conductivity type drift region disposed in a semiconductor surface region over almost an entire surface on the
first main surface side of the semiconductor substrate;

(c) an active cell region disposed at a substantially central part over the first main surface, being almost equal in orientation
to the semiconductor substrate, and having a substantially rectangular shape, a plurality of peripheral side regions disposed
along each side of the active cell region, and in the outside thereof, and, a plurality of peripheral corner regions disposed
in the outside of each corner part of the active cell region; and

(d) a ring-shaped field plate disposed over the first main surface in a peripheral super-junction region of the drift region
in such a manner as to surround the active cell region, where a plurality of second conductivity type regions are disposed
in the peripheral super-junction region,

wherein the field plate has an ohmic contact part which contacts the semiconductor surface region and extends over at least
one of the second conductivity type regions in at least one of the peripheral side regions, and the ohmic contact part does
not contact the semiconductor surface region in any of the peripheral corner regions.

US Pat. No. 9,164,245

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An optical connector comprising:
a ferrule within which an integrated optical fiber is fixed;
a clamp portion disposed at a rear of the ferrule, the clamp portion comprising:
a first lid component;
a second lid component; and
a base component comprising a first facing surface which faces the first lid component and a second facing surface which is
disposed at a rear of the first lid component and faces the second lid component;

wherein the clamp portion is configured to clamp an abutting portion of a naked optical fiber at an end of an inserted optical
fiber inserted from a rear of the clamp portion and the integrated optical fiber between the base component and the first
lid component; and

wherein the clamp portion is further configured to clamp a portion of the inserted optical fiber having a coating between
the base component and the second lid component; and

a naked optical fiber guide portion disposed between the first facing surface and the second facing surface on the base component,
and having a first through hole through which the naked optical fiber can be inserted, a second through hole which guides
the portion of the inserted optical fiber having a coating toward the first through hole, and a tapered portion disposed between
the first through hole and the second through hole so as to be continuous and coaxial with the first through hole and the
second through hole and the tapered portion having a cross-section which becomes gradually smaller from the second through
hole toward the first through hole,

wherein the base component comprises an alignment groove formed in the first facing surface of the base component thereby
aligning the abutting portion of the naked optical fiber and the integrated optical fiber, and the first through hole of the
naked optical fiber guide portion continues to a rear end of the alignment groove, and

wherein the naked optical fiber is guided by the first through hole to the alignment groove of the base component.

US Pat. No. 9,166,980

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT SERVER, MEMORY MEDIA DEVICE AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A content management system including: a recording medium for storing content; a terminal device for using the content;
and a server for communicating with the terminal device and judging whether to permit use of the content,
the server comprising:
a notification storage unit storing notifications to be presented to a user of the terminal device;
a usage permission judgment unit configured to receive, from the terminal device, (i) a request for permission to use the
content and (ii) information necessary for judgment of whether to permit use of the content, and to judge whether to permit
use of the content based on the request and the information; and

a communication unit configured to transmit, to the terminal device, information necessary for use of the content when the
usage permission judgment unit judges affirmatively, and to transmit, to the terminal device, a corresponding one of the notifications
when the usage permission judgment unit judges negatively,

the recording medium comprising
a request unit configured to output, to the terminal device, the request and the information necessary for the judgment of
whether to permit use of the content, and

the terminal device comprising:
a transmission/reception unit configured to transmit the request and the information necessary for the judgment to the server,
and receive either the information necessary for use of the content or the notification from the server; and

a presentation unit configured to present the notification,wherein
the notifications correspond to attributes of contents,
the communication unit is further configured to receive the request for permission to use the content, and, as the information
necessary for the judgment, information that includes the attribute of the content, and transmit the notification corresponding
to the attribute of the content when the usage permission judgment unit judges negatively,

the server further comprises a revocation information storage unit storing, for each content, revocation information indicating
the attribute of the content and one or more revoked terminal devices not permitted to use the content,

the information necessary for the judgment of whether to permit use of the content, transmitted by the transmission/reception
unit to the server, includes the attribute of the content corresponding to the request, and terminal device information for
identifying a terminal device,

the usage permission judgment unit judges negatively with respect to the request, if the terminal device identified by the
terminal device information is indicated by the revocation information corresponding to the content pertaining to the request,
and judges affirmatively with respect to the request if the terminal device identified by the terminal device information
is not indicated by the revocation information, and

the communication unit transmits the notification corresponding to the attribute of the content to the terminal device that
has transmitted the request, when the usage permission judgment unit judges negatively with respect to the request.

US Pat. No. 9,163,536

WIND TURBINE WITH AN AUTOMATIC LIQUID LUBRICANT CHANGING ARRANGEMENT

1. A wind turbine, comprising: an automatic liquid lubricant changing arrangement comprising a source of liquid lubricant,
a supply line for supplying the liquid lubricant from the source to a component of the wind turbine, which requires lubricating,
a waste liquid lubricant collecting unit for waste liquid lubricant, and a removal line for conveying the waste liquid lubricant
from the component to the waste liquid lubricant collecting unit, wherein the automatic liquid lubricant changing arrangement
further comprises a control device, wherein the control device controls the wind turbine such that is configured to determine
that a procedure to remove waste liquid lubricant and/or to supply liquid lubricant is to be carried out, wherein responsive
to this determination the control device is configured to cause: the wind turbine to be is stopped by activating a brake of
the wind turbine, after the wind turbine has stopped, waste liquid lubricant to be is removed from the component by opening
the removal line, liquid lubricant to be is supplied to the component by opening the supply line, and the wind turbine is-to
be started by releasing the brake.

US Pat. No. 9,167,064

UNIVERSAL DOCK AND CABLE

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

12. A system comprising: a docking station housing with a universal dock formed as a recess in a surface of the docking station,
the universal dock having side walls and a support surface, the sidewalls extending into the housing between the surface of
the docking station and the support surface, the recess of the universal dock being configured to receive a mobile communications
device in a plurality of orientations, wherein the universal dock includes a plurality of movable tiles configured in the
recess parallel to the support surface and a plurality of tiles configured in a track on the support surface and on at least
one of the sidewalls, each movable tile defining a respectively different location within the dock for a cable connection
to connect to a receiving port of the mobile communications device; a cable connection movably disposed within the universal
dock and configured to provide a physical cable connection interface with the receiving port of the mobile communications
device, wherein the physical cable connection interface is configured to form a network connection for the mobile communication
device and wherein the physical cable connection is configured to be moved among the locations in the dock corresponding to
the movable tiles to a selected location corresponding to one of the movable tiles; and a mobile communications device having
the receiving port configured to establish the network connection through the cable connection in the docking station when
the mobile communications device is docked to the docking station at the selected location, wherein at least one tile of the
movable tiles is configured to move within the track to form an opening in the recess at which the cable connection is configured
to connect to the receiving port of the mobile communications device, the at least one tile moving in the track in a direction
parallel to the at least one side wall and then in a direction parallel to the port surface to a position in the track where
the one tile is aligned with another tile within the track.

US Pat. No. 9,166,489

LAYOUTS OF MULTIPLE TRANSFORMERS AND MULTIPLE RECTIFIERS OF INTERLEAVING CONVERTER

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A layout of a converter circuit, comprising:
a main board;
a first sub-board; and
a second sub-board;
wherein the converter circuit having a first output and a second output comprises:
a first converter and a second converter, each converter comprising:
(a) a switch network circuit;
(b) a first transformer and a second transformer, each transformer having a primary winding and at least one secondary winding,
wherein the switch network circuit and the primary windings of the first and second transformers are electrically connected
to each other; and

(c) a first rectifier and a second rectifier electrically coupled to the secondary windings of the first transformer and the
second transformer, respectively, each rectifier having a first output and a second output,

wherein the first and second outputs of the first rectifiers of the first and second converters are electrically parallel-connected
to a first output capacitor that is electrically connected between the first and second outputs of the converter circuit;
and

wherein the first and second outputs of the second rectifiers of the first and second converters are electrically parallel-connected
to a second output capacitor that is electrically connected between the first and second outputs of the converter circuit;

wherein the first sub-board is configured with the first rectifiers of the first and second converters and the first output
capacitor which are disposed on the same side of the first sub-board, the first rectifiers of the first and second converters
are symmetric about the first output capacitor on the first sub-board to make the distances from the first output capacitor
to the two first rectifiers respectively are close;

wherein the second sub-board is configured with the second rectifiers of the first and second converters and the second output
capacitor which are disposed on the same side of the second sub-board, the second rectifiers of the first and second converters
are symmetric about the second capacitor on the second sub-board to make the distances from the second output capacitor to
the two second rectifiers respectively are close;

wherein the first sub-board and a second sub-board are perpendicular to the main board.

US Pat. No. 9,165,258

GENERATING TRAINING DOCUMENTS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of generating training documents for training a classifying device comprising, with at least one processor:
sampling from a distribution of words in a number of original documents; and
creating a number of pseudo-documents from the distribution of words, the pseudo-documents comprising a same distribution
of words as the original documents, wherein creating the number of pseudo-documents comprises creating a pseudo-document of
the number of pseudo-documents based on a combined distribution of words from at least two original documents.

US Pat. No. 9,163,696

DAMPER DEVICE

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A damper device disposed between an engine and a transmission, the damper device comprising:
a torque distribution mechanism including:
a first input element connected to the engine;
a second input element connected to the engine via an elastic member;
a first output element connected to the transmission; and
a second output element connected to the transmission,
wherein after combining a first torque output from the first input element and a second torque output from the second input
element, the combined torque is output to one of the first output element and the second output element;

a first clutch that is disposed between the first output element and the transmission, and that is switched between an engaged
state of connecting the first output element to the transmission and a released state of disconnecting the first output element
from the transmission; and

a second clutch that is disposed between the second output element and the transmission, and that is switched between an engaged
state of connecting the second output element to the transmission and a released state of disconnecting the second output
element from the transmission,

wherein the torque distribution mechanism comprises a planetary gear mechanism;
the first input element comprises a carrier for rotatably supporting a first pinion gear;
the second input element comprises a first ring gear meshing with the first pinion gear;
the first output element comprises a second ring gear meshing with a second pinion gear that is fixed to the first pinion
gear and that rotates integrally therewith; and

the second output element comprises a sun gear meshing with the second pinion gear.

US Pat. No. 9,166,355

DIRECTLY DRIVEN SOURCE OF MULTI-GIGAHERTZ, SUB-PICOSECOND OPTICAL PULSES

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a continuous wave (CW) laser for providing a CW laser beam;
at least one electro-optic modulator for modulating said CW beam to produce a high repetition rate seed beam;
an optical amplifier capable of amplifying said seed beam to produce an amplified seed beam;
a spectral broadener for broadening the optical spectrum of said amplified seed beam to produce a spectrally broadened beam;
and

a pre-compressor for temporally compressing said spectrally broadened beam to produce a train of bandwidth-limited short-duration
output pulses.

US Pat. No. 9,166,132

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT MOUNTING PACKAGE HAVING HEAT RADIATION ROUTE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT PACKAGE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A light-emitting element mounting package comprising:
a plurality of areas to be individual light-emitting element mounting packages, which are arranged on a substrate, wherein
each of the areas includes

a wiring that is provided on one surface of the substrate to form a light-emitting element mounting portion, on which a light
emitting element is mounted,

a through wiring that penetrates the substrate and has one end and another end, the one end of the through wiring being electrically
connected to the corresponding light-emitting element mounting portion, the another end of the through wiring protruding from
another surface of the substrate, and

a reflection plate that is provided on the light-emitting element mounting portion;
a frame portion provided to surround the reflection plate; and
a hung portion for connecting the frame portion with the reflection plate adjacent to the frame portion and for connecting
the reflection plate with another reflection plate mutually adjacent,

wherein a connecting portion to be connected to an electrode of the light emitting element is exposed through an opening portion
formed in the reflection plate,

wherein the reflection plate and the another reflection plate are arranged by interposing a predetermined interval therebetween,
wherein the reflection plate, the another reflection plate, the frame portion, and the hung portion are integrally formed
of a metallic member.

US Pat. No. 9,166,056

THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A thin-film semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate;
a gate electrode formed above the substrate;
a gate insulating film formed above the gate electrode and above the substrate extending beyond both ends of the gate electrode
in a channel length direction, the gate insulating film including a flat portion disposed over the gate electrode and a step
portion which is formed in each of parts of the gate insulating film corresponding to respective both ends of the gate electrode;

a semiconductor layer formed above the gate insulating film, and having a channel region and a bandgap energy of 1.6 eV or
less;

an insulating layer formed above the semiconductor layer, having a first contact opening and a second contact opening that
are placed apart from each other, and including a first insulating layer region, a second insulating layer region, and a third
insulating layer region that is rectangular, the first insulating layer region being placed outside of the first contact opening
in the channel length direction and above one end of the gate electrode, the second insulating layer region being placed outside
of the second contact opening in the channel length direction and above the other end of the gate electrode which opposes
the one end, and the third insulating layer region being placed between the first contact opening and the second contact opening;
and

a source electrode and a drain electrode both formed above the insulating layer, the source electrode being electrically connected
to the channel region with the first contact opening therebetween, and the drain electrode opposing the source electrode and
being electrically connected to the channel region with the second contact opening therebetween,

wherein each of the source electrode and the drain electrode has a size in a channel width direction greater than a size of
the third insulating layer region in the channel width direction, and the third insulating layer region has corners each of
which is below a corresponding one of the source electrode and the drain electrode, the channel width direction being orthogonal
to the channel length direction, and

the gate insulating film at the step portion has a film thickness less than a film thickness of the gate insulating film at
the flat portion.

US Pat. No. 9,165,645

HIGH-RELIABILITY HIGH-SPEED MEMRISTOR

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A memristor, comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode parallel to the first electrode; and
a switching layer disposing between the first and second electrode, and containing a conduction channel and a reservoir zone,
the conduction channel having a Fermi glass material having a variable concentration of mobile ions, the reservoir zone being
laterally disposed relative to the conduction channel and functioning as a source/sink of mobile ions for the conduction channel
during a switching operation, in which the mobile ions are moved into or out of the laterally disposed reservoir zone to vary
the concentration of the mobile ions in the conduction channel to change a conductivity of the Fermi glass material.

US Pat. No. 9,164,587

HAPTIC SPATIALIZATION SYSTEM

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by a processor, cause
the processor to control a haptic effect experienced at a peripheral device, the controlling comprising:
receiving a haptic effect definition comprising haptic data;
receiving spatialization data comprising at least one of: a position of the haptic effect; a distance of the haptic effect;
a velocity of the haptic effect; a direction of the haptic effect; or a flow of the haptic effect;

modifying the haptic effect definition based on the received spatialization data, wherein the modifying the haptic effect
definition comprises dividing the haptic effect definition into one or more haptic effect definition components;

sending a haptic instruction and the modified haptic effect definition to the peripheral device, wherein the sending the haptic
instruction and the modified haptic effect definition comprises sending the one or more haptic effect definition components
to the peripheral device;

causing one or more haptic output devices to produce one or more haptic effects based on the modified haptic effect definition
at the peripheral device in response to the haptic instruction, wherein the causing the one or more haptic output devices
to produce the one or more haptic effects based on the modified haptic effect definition comprises causing the one or more
haptic output devices to produce the one or more haptic effects based on the one or more haptic effect definition components;
and

attenuating, based on the spatialization data, at least one of: a magnitude of the haptic data of at least one haptic effect
definition component; a frequency of the haptic data of at least one haptic effect definition component; or a duration of
the haptic data of at least one haptic effect definition component.

US Pat. No. 9,164,164

INDOOR LOCALIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. An indoor localization method for estimating the location of nodes, comprising the following steps:
connecting at least one node to at least another node by at least two different types of channels, the first type of channel
being configured to carry a first type of signal, the second type of channel being configured to carry a second type of signal
different from the first type of signal,

for each type of channel, determining a distance between the connected nodes based on data from said nodes and/or from said
channel,

for each type of channel, building a Euclidean Distance Matrix based on the determined distances,
estimating the location of the nodes based on the built Euclidean Distance Matrices.

US Pat. No. 9,165,244

STRUCTURAL TO FUNCTIONAL SYNAPTIC CONVERSION

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A system for determining functional synapses from predetermined synapses of connections between two cells in a neuronal
circuit, comprising:
a processor configured to determine, from the predetermined synapses, the functional synapses by:
admitting, in a first step with a first probability, given structural touches to a second step as potential synapses, followed
by

selecting, with a second probability in the second step, synapses of the potential synapses as predetermined synapses; and
leaving a portion of the connections unused such that the functional synapses are determined with a third probability from
the synapses being selected in the second step, wherein the third probability is independent of a number of the predetermined
synapses.

US Pat. No. 9,163,387

FAULT DETECTION, ISOLATION AND RECONFIGURATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ELECTROHYDRAULIC SYSTEMS USED IN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. A control system for controlling a hydraulic actuation system of a construction vehicle, the control system comprising:
a supervisory controller adapted to interface with a main controller of the construction vehicle, the supervisory controller
being at a supervisory control level of the hydraulic actuation system;

a plurality of control nodes that interface with the supervisory controller, the control nodes including pressure and position
sensors, the plurality of control nodes including:

a first actuator control node for controlling operation of a first hydraulic actuator;
a second actuator control node for controlling operation of a second hydraulic actuator;
a pump control node; and
wherein the control system has a fault detection architecture in which faults are detected within the control nodes at: a)
a sensor level; b) a component level; and c) a subsystem level.

US Pat. No. 9,167,421

ROAMING ENCODED INFORMATION READING TERMINAL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An encoded information reading (EIR) terminal, comprising:
a central processing unit (CPU); and
an EIR device in communication with the CPU and configured for outputting message data comprising decoded message data and/or
raw message data;

wherein the EIR device comprises a symbol-reading device, an RFID-reading device, and/or a card-reading device;
wherein the EIR terminal is configured for:
transmitting a registration request to a home agent, the registration request comprising a care-of address and an authentication
extension for authenticating the EIR terminal to the home agent; and

when roaming from a first network to a second network, maintaining an active communication session with a remote host computer
using a home address for addressing the EIR terminal when providing data of an active communication session across the first
network and the second network, the home address belonging to an associated address range of a home network.

US Pat. No. 9,167,590

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING CHANNEL IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A channel allocation apparatus in a communication system, comprising:
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to perform
a method, the method comprising:

measuring clear channel assessments (CCAs) of a plurality of stations (STAs) included in the communication system for primary
and secondary channels of the plurality of STAs,

wherein the communication system includes a first system and a second system, and
wherein the plurality of stations includes a first plurality of STAs of the first system and a second plurality of STAs of
the second system;

comparing the measured CCAs to a preset reference CCA, and checking fairness and unfairness for the first plurality and the
second plurality of STAs in the primary and secondary channels of the plurality of STAs;

changing the preset reference CCA according to unfairness of the first plurality of STAs in the primary and secondary channels
of the plurality of STAs, such that the plurality of STAs have the fairness in the primary and secondary channels; and

changing primary and secondary channels of the first plurality of STAs corresponding to the unfairness in the plurality of
STAs according to the measured CCAs and the changed preset reference CCA, such that the first plurality of STAs have the fairness
in the changed primary and secondary channels of the first plurality of STAs, and allocating the changed primary and secondary
channels to the first plurality of STAs,

wherein an interference between the changed primary and secondary channels is minimized, and the fairness exists in between
the changed primary and secondary channels,

wherein unfairness exists between the primary and secondary channels of the first plurality of STAs included in the first
system and primary and secondary channels of the second plurality of STAs included in the second system when the first and
second systems have different reference CCAs.

US Pat. No. 9,164,367

VISIBLE AND INFRARED LIGHT SOURCE FOR ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND PROJECTION DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

8. A projection device comprising:
an image-forming system comprising a first, a second, a third, and a fourth light processing element; and
a first light source device having a red light source, a green light source and a blue light source:
the red light directly outputted to said first light processing element to form a red light image;
the green light directly outputted to said second light processing element to form a green light image; and
the blue light directly outputted to said third light processing element to form a blue light image;
a first guiding device configured to combine said red, green, and blue light images together into a visible light image;
a second light source device directly generating a substantially pure infrared light and directly outputting said infrared
light to said fourth light processing element to form an infrared light image; and

a second light guiding device guiding the visible light image outputted from the first light guiding device and the infrared
light image outputted from the fourth light processing element to project outward of said image-forming system,

wherein when the second light guiding device guides the visible light image and the infrared light image, the image-forming
system receives a superposition image combined from the visible light image and the infrared light image and produces a simulating
night vision image.

US Pat. No. 9,164,924

SOFTWARE CRYPTOPROCESSOR

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method for securing information stored by a computer, the computer having a processor and a main memory, the processor
having a core with cache memory for storing instructions for execution by the core, the method comprising:
loading an agent into the processor and storing the agent into the cache memory so that the agent is resident in the cache
memory; and

under control of the core executing instructions of the agent:
upon detecting transmission of encrypted content from the main memory to the cache memory,
retrieving the encrypted content from the cache memory;
decrypting the encrypted content; and
storing the decrypted content into the cache memory;
when the decrypted content is to be evicted from the cache memory to the main memory,
retrieving the decrypted content from cache memory;
encrypting the decrypted content as newly encrypted content;
storing the newly encrypted content into the cache memory so that the encrypted content, rather than the decrypted content,
is evicted;

computing a validation value for the newly encrypted content; and
associating the newly encrypted content with the validation value for detecting a change to the newly encrypted content that
is stored in the main memory;

wherein, after the newly encrypted content is transmitted from the main memory to the cache memory and prior to decrypting
the newly encrypted content, the validation value for the newly encrypted content is re-computed and the re-computed validation
value is compared to the validation value associated with the newly encrypted content to detect changes to the newly encrypted
content.

US Pat. No. 9,164,337

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DISPLAY PANEL AND REPAIR LINE STRUCTURE THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A manufacturing method of a display panel, applicable to a panel comprising a plurality of repair lines, for repairing
signal lines with a broken line defect existing in the panel, the manufacturing method comprises:
before a PSVA process, connecting one of the repair lines to a solder pad, and connecting the repair line through the solder
pad to a short circuit bus of same type of the signal line, path of the repair lines connecting to the short-circuit bus passing
a panel cutting line;

welding a weld point located between a broken point on the broken line and a connection point of the repair line and the short-circuit
bus so that signal applied through the short-circuit bus to display the panel passing the repair line to the broken point;
and

after the PSVA process, cutting along the panel cutting line to cut off connection between the repair lines and the short-circuit
bus;

wherein the short-circuit bus being located on one side of the panel cutting line, while the solder pad, the signal line and
the repair line being located on other side of the panel cutting line.

US Pat. No. 9,163,323

VIBRATION FEEDING DEVICE

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A vibration feeding device, comprising:
an electrode;
a mounting seat;
a vibration feeding mechanism mounted on the mounting seat, the vibration feeding mechanism comprising a driving member, a
rotation shaft rotatably connected to the driving member, a rotation wheel non-rotatably sleeved on the rotating shaft at
least one adjusting member fixed between the rotating shaft and the rotation wheel to adjust an eccentricity of the rotation
wheel; and

a pressing mechanism connected to the rotation wheel of the vibration feeding mechanism and capable of moving relative to
the mounting seat driven by the rotation wheel and configured to drive the electrode fixed thereon to approach and retreat
from a workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,162,463

LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING WIPER

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid jetting apparatus configured to jet liquid, comprising:
a liquid jetting head including a liquid jetting surface in which a plurality of nozzles are formed;
a wiper configured to wipe the liquid jetting surface of the liquid jetting head;
a moving mechanism configured to move at least one of the wiper and the liquid jetting head such that the wiper is moved relative
to the liquid jetting head in a first direction parallel to the liquid jetting surface;

a liquid discharge mechanism configured to discharge the liquid from the nozzles of the liquid jetting head;
a position change mechanism configured to change position of the wiper in a direction perpendicular to the liquid jetting
surface by rotating the wiper around a rotational shaft parallel to the liquid jetting surface and perpendicular to the first
direction;

a liquid receiving member arranged to face the liquid jetting surface to receive the liquid; and
a controller configured to control the liquid jetting head, the moving mechanism, the position change mechanism, and the liquid
discharge mechanism,

the controller being configured to perform:
controlling the liquid jetting head to jet the liquid from the nozzles such that the liquid adheres onto the liquid jetting
surface;

controlling the moving mechanism to move the wiper relative to the liquid jetting head in a direction parallel to the liquid
jetting surface in a state in which a first surface of the wiper is away from the liquid jetting surface, such that the first
surface of the wiper makes a contact with the liquid adhered onto the liquid jetting surface and that the adhered liquid flows
from the liquid jetting surface to the first surface of the wiper;

thereafter, controlling the moving mechanism to move the wiper to a position at which the wiper is not overlapped with the
liquid jetting head as viewed in a direction perpendicular to the liquid jetting surface and at which the first surface of
the wiper is located closer to the liquid receiving member in the first direction as compared with a second surface of the
wiper that is opposite to the first surface; and

controlling the position changing mechanism to rotate the wiper toward the liquid receiving member multiple times at the said
position

wherein the controller is configured to control the position change mechanism such that the wiper rotated to wipe off the
liquid adhering to the wiper.

US Pat. No. 9,163,116

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polycarbonate resin composition, comprising:
a polycarbonate resin (A); and
a polycarbonate resin (B),
wherein the polycarbonate resin (A) and the polycarbonate resin (B) are blended in a 45-85% ratio by weight of (100×(A))/((A)+(B)),
the polycarbonate resin (A) is obtained by reacting
25 to 33.6% by mole of a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (1):

wherein R1 and R2 individually represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl, and

75 to 66.4% by mole of a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (2):
with a diester carbonate to form carbonate bonds; and
the polycarbonate resin (B) is obtained by reacting a dihydroxy compound represented by formula (3):
with the diester carbonate or phosgene to form carbonate bonds.

US Pat. No. 9,162,550

WIRE HARNESS MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A wire harness mounting assembly comprising:
a first retention member;
a first guide member;
a second retention member; and
a second guide member;
wherein:
the first retention member and the first guide member are each configured to be spaced apart from the second retention member
and the second guide member to suspend a wire harness across a space defined therebetween; and

the first guide member extends away from the first retention member at a first angle, and the second guide member extends
away from the second retention member at a second angle, the first and second angles extend toward each other and towards
a radiator tank when mounted thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,167,693

METHOD OF PRODUCING A WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of producing a wired circuit board, comprising:
a first step of preparing a metal supporting layer;
a second step of forming, on one side of the metal supporting layer in a thickness direction thereof, an insulating layer
having a first opening, and a plurality of terminal formation portions placed in the first opening to be spaced apart from
each other;

a third step of forming, on one side of the insulating layer in the thickness direction, a conductive layer having a plurality
of terminal portions each corresponding to the plurality of terminal formation portions;

a fourth step of partially removing the metal supporting layer to form a second opening which includes the plurality of terminal
formation portions when projected in the thickness direction, and at least one reinforcing metal supporting portion placed
between the plurality of terminal formation portions in the second opening; and

a fifth step of removing the plurality of terminal formation portions exposed from the second opening to expose both side
surfaces of the plurality of terminal portions in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 9,167,539

METHOD FOR ADAPTING A DOWNLINK TRANSMIT POWER OF A FIRST BASE STATION ADAPTED FOR SERVING A CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP IN THE PRESENCE OF SECOND BASE STATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:
scanning a neighborhood of a first base station, by the first base station, for a second base station adapted for serving
an open subscriber group, wherein the first base station and the second base station use a same carrier frequency, wherein
scanning a neighborhood of the first base station comprises measuring a power received from the second base station, and wherein
the scanning is carried out during idle periods of the first base station, and comprises a plurality of individual scanning
procedures for the second base station;

detecting whether the second base station is present within the neighborhood of the first base station; and
adapting a downlink transmit power of the first base station depending on a presence of the second base station, wherein if
at least one of the received power of the second base station is below a threshold value and no second base station is present
within the neighborhood of the first base station then the downlink transmit power of the first base station is set to a predefined
minimum value.

US Pat. No. 9,167,655

BACKLIGHT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A system for controlling the backlight of an electronic display, the system comprising:
an electronic display with a viewing surface and a backlight;
a power source operatively connected to said backlight;
a first light sensor to measure ambient light;
a second light sensor to measure light emitted by said backlight; and
a software driver operatively connected to
said first and second light sensors; and
said power source; and
wherein the software driver is adapted to
receive a preferred amount of backlight illumination for a given amount of ambient light;
increase the power of said power source when the amount of backlight illumination is too low for the amount of ambient light;
and

decrease the power of said power source when the amount of backlight illumination is too high for a given amount of ambient
light.

US Pat. No. 9,167,602

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING RADIO RESOURCES AND CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION PARAMETERS ON A RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method comprising:
allocating resources for a wireless transmit and receive unit (WTRU) to transmit data in an enhanced uplink; and
broadcasting an indication of a maximum resource allocation and an indication of an initial serving grant to the WTRU.

US Pat. No. 9,167,560

MULTI-BAND CHANNEL AGGREGATION

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

1. A method of transmission in a base station, the method comprising:
transmitting first data on a first channel via a first carrier to a first wireless device, the first channel comprising multiple
subchannels, wherein the first channel is transmitted in a first cell;

transmitting second data on a second channel via a second carrier to the first wireless device, wherein the second channel
is transmitted in a second cell, such that the first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating
the first channel and the second channel, the first wireless device supporting channel aggregation;

transmitting third data on the second channel via the second carrier to a second wireless device, the second wireless device
not supporting channel aggregation; and

transmitting fourth data on the first channel via the first carrier to a third wireless device, the third wireless device
not supporting channel aggregation;

wherein each of the first channel and the second channel is formed so that the second wireless device is capable of initiating
communication with the base station via the second channel and the third wireless device is capable of initiating communication
with the base station via the first channel, wherein the first channel is located in a different band than the second channel,
wherein the first channel and the second channel are provided in a set of channels, and wherein each channel in the set of
channels can be individually and simultaneously used by wireless devices that do not support channel aggregation and by wireless
devices that support channel aggregation.

US Pat. No. 9,167,553

GEONEXUS PROXIMITY DETECTOR NETWORK

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of determining proximity of a plurality of associated mobile devices, comprising:
receiving a proximity request relating to a plurality of associated mobile devices;
obtaining a list of identities of said plurality of associated mobile devices for which proximity is to be determined;
determining a bucket index of a place to which proximity is to be determined for each of said plurality of associated mobile
devices;

querying a target geonexus node server associated with said determined bucket index requesting which of said plurality of
associated mobile devices are currently located within an area of responsibility of said target geonexus node server;

initiating a query to each geonexus node server responsible for an area adjacent to said target geonexus node server, requesting
which of said plurality of associated mobile devices are currently located within the respective adjacent area of responsibility;
and

responding to said proximity request with a proximity determination for each of said plurality of associated mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 9,166,713

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO OPERATION INFORMATION

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method for providing access to operation information relating to a portion of a digital signal, the method comprising:
receiving a digital signal, the digital signal comprising a data section and at least one other section, the data section
comprising operation information;

utilizing the operation information; and
placing the operation information in a retrieval area,
wherein:
the one other section is encrypted, and
the data section is not encrypted, and
the one other section comprises a copy of the operation information.

US Pat. No. 9,166,697

OPTICAL TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for controlling an optical transmitter, comprising the steps of:
(a) keeping an optical amplitude of a continuous wave light during optical modulation constant;
(b) making operating point values in the optical modulation converge to predetermined values during step (a); and
(c) modulating the continuous wave light with multiple amplitudes and phase levels around the operating point values converged
in step (b).

US Pat. No. 9,166,552

FILTER AND DUPLEXER

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

14. A filter comprising:
one or a plurality of parallel resonators coupled between an inputting terminal and an outputting terminal in parallel; and
one or a plurality of film bulk acoustic resonators that act as a series resonator and are coupled between the inputting terminal
and the outputting terminal in series,

at least one of the one or plurality of film bulk acoustic resonators having a substrate, a lower electrode provided on the
substrate, a piezoelectric membrane provided on the lower electrode, and an upper electrode provided on the piezoelectric
membrane,

wherein:
at least one of the lower electrode and the upper electrode has a thick membrane region having a thickness larger than a thickness
of a center portion of a resonance region at an edge of the resonance region, the resonance region being a region where the
lower electrode and the upper electrode face with each other through the piezoelectric membrane;

a width of the thick membrane region is smaller than a wavelength of an acoustic wave propagating in a direction crossing
a thickness direction of the piezoelectric membrane; and

the one or plurality of parallel resonators comprising: a substrate, a lower electrode provided on the substrate; a piezoelectric
membrane provided on the lower electrode; and an upper electrode provided on the piezoelectric membrane, wherein at least
one of the lower electrode and the upper electrode has a thick membrane region having a thickness larger than a thickness
of a center portion of a resonance region at an edge of the resonance region, the resonance region being a region where the
lower electrode and the upper electrode face with each other through the piezoelectric membrane; and

a width of the thick membrane region of the one or plurality of the parallel resonators is larger than a width of the thick
membrane region of the at least one of the one or plurality of the film bulk acoustic resonators.

US Pat. No. 9,164,842

ERROR RECOVERY WITHIN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An integrated circuit for performing data processing, said integrated circuit comprising:
a latch configured to receive and to store a signal value;
an error detector configured to detect errors in operation of said integrated circuit by detecting a late arriving transition
in said signal value received by said latch;

error-repair circuitry configured to repair errors in operation of said integrated circuit
a plurality of processing stages, a processing stage output signal from at least one processing stage being supplied as a
processing stage input signal to a following processing stage, wherein said at least one processing stage comprises:

processing logic configured to perform a processing operation upon at least one processing stage input value to generate a
processing logic output signal;

a non-delayed latch configured to capture a non-delayed value of said processing logic output signal at a non-delayed capture
time, said non-delayed value being supplied to said following processing stage as said processing stage output signal following
said non-delayed capture time; and

a delayed latch configured to capture a delayed value of said processing logic output signal at a delayed capture time later
than said non-delayed capture time;

wherein said error detector comprises a comparator configured to compare said non-delayed value and said delayed value to
detect a change in said processing logic output signal following said non-delayed capture time indicative of said processing
logic not having finished said processing operation at said non-delayed capture time; and said error-repair logic is configured,
when said comparator detects said change, to perform an error-repair operation suppressing use of said non-delayed value by
said following processing stage.

US Pat. No. 9,164,495

MOTOR CONTROLLER CONTROLLING TWO MOTORS FOR DRIVING SINGLE DRIVEN OBJECT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor controller controlling a first motor and a second motor in order to drive a single driven object, the motor controller
comprising:
a first position control unit generating a first speed command value on the basis of a position command value for the first
motor, position information relating to the first motor and a first position control gain in order to control a position of
the first motor;

a second position control unit generating a second speed command value on the basis of a position command value for the second
motor, position information relating to the second motor and a second position control gain in order to control a position
of the second motor;

a first speed control unit including a first integrator calculating an integrated value of a first speed error, the first
speed error being a speed error between the first speed command value and a speed of the first motor, the first speed control
unit generating a first torque command value on the basis of the first speed error, a predetermined value, a first proportional
gain and a first integration gain in order to control the speed of the first motor;

a second speed control unit including a second integrator calculating an integrated value of a second speed error, the second
speed error being a speed error between the second speed command value and a speed of the second motor, the second speed control
unit generating a second torque command value on the basis of the second speed error, the predetermined value, a second proportional
gain and a second integration gain in order to control the speed of the second motor;

an integrated value selecting unit selecting any one of the integrated value of the first speed error and the integrated value
of the second speed error as the predetermined value, depending on drive status of the first motor and drive status of the
second motor;

a first motor driving unit driving the first motor on the basis of the first torque command value; and
a second motor driving unit driving the second motor on the basis of the second torque command value.

US Pat. No. 9,163,808

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURE

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:
an enclosure comprising a cabinet having an attachment face;
a heatsink coupled to the attachment face and disposed, at least in part, external to the enclosure and adjacent to the enclosure,
the heatsink comprising:

a substantially planar mounting tray; and
a plurality of heat-conducting fins extending from a first side of the substantially planar mounting tray;
a gasket disposed between the attachment face and the heatsink; and
a light source mounted to a second side of the substantially planar mounting tray,
wherein the heatsink comprises a bottom edge that extends below a bottom edge of the cabinet of the enclosure to create a
lateral space, wherein the lateral space allows water that collects on the heatsink to drain therethrough, and

wherein the lateral space allows air to pass therethrough,
wherein the gasket comprises a plurality of first drainage openings, wherein each first drainage opening is disposed adjacent
to the heatsink and between two of the plurality of heat-conducting fins.

US Pat. No. 9,162,749

BLADE FOR A HELICOPTER ANTI-TORQUE DEVICE

Airbus Helicopters, Mari...

1. A blade for a tail anti-torque device of a rotorcraft, the device comprising a ducted rotor, the blade having a three-dimensional
geometrical shape defined by different airfoil profile sections extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge of the
blade and defined radially by a root section and by an end section of the blade; at least two of the airfoil profile sections
having different chord values along a stacking line extending from the root section to the end section, the blade being twisted,
the stacking line, prior to twisting, defining a plane extension surface defined radially from the root section to the end
section, and a twisting line of the plane extension surface that is defined by a predetermined twisting relationship, the
stacking line extending at a distance lying in a range 25% to 50% of a respective chord (C) for each of the airfoil profile
sections from the leading edge and presenting a curve on the plane extension surface comprising in succession from the root
section: a first back sweep; a forward sweep; and finally a last back sweep going to the end section; the end section having
an end chord (cmax) and the root section having a root chord (Cref) less than the end chord (cmax), the end chord (cmax) being the largest of the respective chords, and the end chord (Cmax) being equal to or less than 1.6 times the root chord (Cref) of the root section, wherein the stacking line is a curve traced relative to a radial direction of the tail anti-torque
device and given by a polynomial such that:
YAC/Cref=ae×Q3+be×Q2+ce×Q with 0?Q?1
where:
is a non-dimensional number;YAC is a position of the stacking line of the respective airfoil profile sections for a radius r; k is a radius of the root section,
Rmax designates a maximum radius of the end section, and ae, be and ce are first, second, and third predetermined values,
wherein the respective chords (C) are defined by a variable relationship such that a chord value C(r) for a radius r of a
respective section of the airfoil profile sections, is given by:

where k is the radius of the root section, Rmax designates the maximum radius of the end section, Cmax designates the chord of the end section and is equal to ac×Cref, where ac is a factor, x designates the multiplication sign and bc and n designate first and second predetermined constants, and
wherein the first predetermined constant bc lies in a range 0 to 1.

US Pat. No. 9,167,564

RADIO LINK CONTROL RESET USING RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL SIGNALING

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), comprising:
a radio resource control message (RRC) entity receiving an RRC connection reconfiguration message, and the RRC entity determining
to reset a radio link control (RLC) entity based on the received RRC connection reconfiguration message;

the RLC entity reassembling RLC service data units (SDUs) from RLC protocol data units (PDUs) that are received out of sequence
at a receiving side of the RLC entity;

the RLC entity delivering reassembled RLC SDUs in sequence to a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity;
the RLC entity discarding at the receiving side of the RLC entity any remaining RLC PDUs that are not able to be reassembled;
the RLC entity stopping and resetting one or more timers associated with the RLC entity; and
the RLC entity resetting one or more state variables associated with the RLC entity to initial values.

US Pat. No. 9,165,871

SEMICONDUCTOR UNIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor unit comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor chips connected in parallel, each of the semiconductor chips being an SiC switching device having
one principal surface and an other principal surface, wherein a first main electrode is formed on the one principal surface
while a second main electrode and a gate electrode are formed on the other principal surface;

a first common conductive plate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface, wherein the first main electrodes
are joined to the first principal surface of the first common conductive plate;

a conductive block joined to the second main electrode;
a second common conductive plate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface, wherein the first principal
surface of the second common conductive plate are connected to the conductive block;

an insulating resin packed in between the first principal surface of the first common conductive plate and the first principal
surface of the second common conductive plate, with the second principal surface of the first common conductive plate and
the second principal surface of the second common conductive plate being exposed; and

a third conductive plate electrically insulated from the second common conductive plate and passing through the second principal
surface of the second common conductive plate, wherein the gate electrodes are connected to the third conductive plate.

US Pat. No. 9,164,632

TOUCH PANEL

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A touch panel comprising:
a substrate, having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a plurality of first connecting pads, disposed on the substrate and adjacent to the first side of the substrate;
a plurality of circuit units, respectively extending between the first side and the second side along a first direction which
extends from the first side to the second side, and arranged side-by-side on the substrate along a second direction, the first
direction intersecting the second direction, and each circuit unit comprising:

a signal line, extending along the first direction, the signal line comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first
portion located between the first side and the second portion;

a plurality of first electrodes, disposed beside the first portion of the signal line and coupled with the first portion;
a plurality of second electrodes, disposed beside the second portion of the signal line and coupled with the second portion,
wherein the first electrodes and the second electrodes respectively located at the two opposite sides of the signal line,
and the first electrodes are closer to the first connecting pads than the second electrodes;

a plurality of first connecting lines, respectively connecting the first electrodes to the corresponding first connecting
pads;

a plurality of second connecting lines, passing through a trace region located beside the first portion and respectively connecting
the second electrodes to the corresponding first connecting pads, the trace region and the first electrodes respectively located
at two opposite sides of the first portion; and

a plurality of ground lines, disposed on the substrate and respectively extending along the first direction, wherein any two
adjacent circuit units are provided with one of the ground lines therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,164,062

ANALYZING ULTRASONIC SIGNALS USING A DYNAMIC WINDOW FOR AN EARLY DETECTION OF SCALING IN WATER PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of detecting pre-conditions of scaling occurring on internal surfaces of conduits of water processing equipment,
the method comprising:
transmitting one or more ultrasonic signals through the wall of the conduits;
deriving, in real-time, data samples indicative of spectral parameters, from received ultrasonic signals or reflections thereof;
calculating a moving average of a scatter of the ultrasonic signals, over a specified period of time, based on the data samples;
applying a statistical operand to the moving average, to yield a statistical distribution metric;
determining a dynamic window defined by: (i) an upper boundary being the moving average plus at least a fraction of the statistical
distribution metric and (ii) a lower boundary being the moving average minus the at least a fraction of the statistical distribution
metric;

generating a trend line being a fitting of the derived samples and
monitoring the trend line within the dynamic window to detect a crossover of the trend line at the upper boundary or the lower
boundary.

US Pat. No. 9,163,299

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING TITANIUM METAL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING TITANIUM METAL

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. An apparatus for producing titanium metal comprising:
(a) a first heating unit for heating and gasifying a first material selected from magnesium and titanium tetrachloride, and
a first channel for supplying the gaseous first material from the first heating unit;

(b) a second heating unit for heating and gasifying a second material selected from magnesium and titanium tetrachloride at
a temperature of not lower than 1600° C., and a second channel for supplying the gaseous second material from the second heating
unit;

(c) a venturi section including an entrance channel, an exit channel, and a throat having a smaller cross-sectional area between
the entrance channel and the exit channel, wherein the second channel is connected to the entrance channel and the first channel
merges with the throat so that magnesium and titanium tetrachloride flowing through the first channel and the second channel
merge in the throat and the merged gaseous magnesium and titanium tetrachloride are mixed in the exit channel, and wherein
a temperature of the throat and the exit channel is controlled at not lower than 1600° C.;

(d) a titanium metal deposition unit in communication with the exit channel, the titanium metal deposition unit having a deposition
substrate for depositing the titanium metal at a temperature from 715 to 1500° C.; and

(e) a discharge unit for discharging the mixed gas in communication with the titanium metal deposition unit;
wherein the second material is different from the first material.

US Pat. No. 9,167,586

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION AT CELL EDGE REGION OF ENHANCED NODE B OF LTE WIRELESS NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless communication network to communicate with User Equipment (UE),
the method comprising:
wirelessly exchanging first voice data using a resource block allocation;
receiving a Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) and a Signal to Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (SINR) for the UE;
determining if the RSSI for the UE is above a cell-edge proximity threshold;
if the RSSI for the UE is above the cell-edge proximity threshold, then determining if the SINR for the UE is above a resource
element allocation threshold;

if the SINR for the UE is determined to be above the resource element allocation threshold, then switching the UE from the
resource block allocation to a resource element allocation; and

in response to the switch to the resource element allocation for the UE, allocating individual resource elements to the UE
and wirelessly exchanging second voice data using the allocated individual resource elements.

US Pat. No. 9,165,695

COPPER ALLOY WIRE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A copper alloy wire comprising:
copper matrix phases; and
composite phases comprising copper-zirconium compound phases and copper phases;
wherein the zirconium content of alloy composition is 3.0 to 7.0 atomic percent;
the copper matrix phases and the composite phases form a matrix phase-composite phase fibrous structure and are arranged alternately
parallel to an axial direction as viewed in a cross-section parallel to the axial direction and including a central axis;

the copper-zirconium compound phases and the copper phases in the composite phases form a composite phase inner fibrous structure
and are arranged alternately parallel to the axial direction at a phase pitch of 50 nm or less as viewed in the cross-section;

the copper alloy wire contains oxygen in an amount of 700 to 2,000 ppm by mass; and
wherein the composite phases contain 5% to 25% of amorphous phases in terms of area fraction as viewed in the cross-section.

US Pat. No. 9,165,069

RANKING VIDEOS FOR A USER

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
by one or more computing devices, determining a plurality of videos a user may watch;
by one or more computing devices, for each of the videos:
determining a coefficient value for each of a plurality of coefficient factors comprising:
a number of others users currently watching the video that are connected to the user within a social-networking system;
a number of users, regardless of connection to the user within the social-networking system, that are currently watching the
video;

an immediacy of the video; and
a current value to an entity of the user watching the video; and
calculating a video coefficient based on the coefficient values of each of the plurality of coefficient factors;
by one or more computing devices, ranking the videos based on their video coefficients; and
by one or more computing devices, providing the ranking of the videos for presentation to the user.

US Pat. No. 9,164,782

VIRTUAL MACHINE ADMINISTRATION FOR DATA CENTER RESOURCE MANAGERS

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
by first program instructions on a computing device,
discovering resources of a datacenter to be managed by a resource manager;
determining, in dependence upon attributes of one or more resources of the datacenter discovered to be managed by the resource
manager, processing capabilities of each of the discovered resources to be managed;

determining, in dependence upon attributes of the resources of the datacenter to be managed, memory capabilities of each of
the discovered resources to be managed;

determining, in dependence upon processing and memory requirements of each type and number of the resources of the datacenter
to be managed, total memory requirements for managing the discovered resources of the data center to be managed;

determining, in dependence upon processing and memory requirements of each type and number of the resources of the datacenter
to be managed, total processing requirements for managing the discovered resources of the data center to be managed;

deploying, in dependence upon the determined processing capabilities and memory capabilities upon one or more of the resources
of the datacenter to be managed, a virtual machine on the resources of the datacenter to be managed, wherein the virtual machine
has at least the total memory requirements and the total processing requirements for managing the discovered resources of
the data center to be managed; and

deploying-the resource manager on the virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,166,118

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A semiconductor light emitting apparatus having a light emitting direction, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices located adjacent the substrate, each having an upper surface and side
surfaces, the semiconductor light emitting devices being spaced from each other with an open gap between side surfaces of
adjacent semiconductor light emitting devices; and

a wavelength conversion layer which contains a wavelength conversion material for wavelength conversion of at least part of
light emitted by the semiconductor light emitting devices, the wavelength conversion layer bridging the upper surfaces of
adjacent semiconductor light emitting devices such that the wavelength conversion layer forms bridge structures located between
adjacent semiconductor light emitting devices as viewed from the light emitting direction of the semiconductor light emitting
apparatus, the bridge structures being spaced from the substrate in the light emitting direction of the semiconductor light
emitting apparatus by the open gap that does not include the wavelength conversion layer, where the open gap extends from
and abuts the side surfaces of adjacent semiconductor light emitting devices, wherein

each of the semiconductor light emitting devices is surrounded by a white resin including a reflective member around its side
surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,166,035

DELTA DOPING LAYER IN MOSFET SOURCE/DRAIN REGION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A transistor comprising:
a gate terminal;
a source terminal; and
a drain terminal;
wherein at least one of the source and drain terminals has a layered configuration including
a terminal layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, and
an intervening layer that is located within the terminal layer, between and spaced from the top and bottom surfaces, and that
is oriented to be substantially perpendicular to current flow, and that is less than one tenth the thickness of the terminal
layer; and

wherein the terminal layer and the intervening layer include a common semiconductive compound and a common dopant, with a
concentration of the dopant in the intervening layer being over ten times an average concentration of the dopant in the terminal
layer, and

wherein the intervening layer is spaced at least twice as far from the bottom surface as from the top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,165,955

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. An array substrate, comprising:
a substrate including a rigid substrate; and a flexible polymer layer fully covering the rigid substrate;
a source electrode and a drain electrode disposed on the substrate, wherein the source electrode and the drain electrode are
disposed on the flexible polymer layer;

a semiconductor layer disposed on the source electrode, the drain electrode and the substrate;
an organic insulating layer disposed on the semiconductor layer, wherein a sidewall of the semiconductor layer is continuous
with a sidewall of the organic insulating layer;

a gate electrode disposed on the organic insulating layer, wherein an area of the gate electrode is less than an area of the
organic insulating layer, and the sidewall of the organic insulating layer is not continuous with a sidewall of the gate electrode;

an organic passivation layer covering the gate electrode, the source electrode, the drain electrode and the substrate, wherein
the organic passivation layer has a contact window to expose a portion of the drain electrode; and

a pixel electrode disposed on the organic passivation layer and electrically connected to the drain electrode through the
contact window.

US Pat. No. 9,162,431

LAMINATE FILM

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A laminate film comprising at least a substrate, an adhesive coating material layer and a sealant layer laminated in this
order, wherein the adhesive coating material to form the adhesive coating material layer comprises a polyamine resin, the
polyamine resin contains a skeletal structure represented by the following formula (1) in an amount of at least 40% by mass,
and the polyamine resin contains a metal atom in an amount of from 2.0 to 20 mol % relative to the nitrogen atom contained
in the polyamine resin:

US Pat. No. 9,165,861

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AT LEAST ONE THROUGH-SILICON VIA WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION, AND CORRESPONDING THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED STRUCTURE

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A method of making at least one through-silicon via inside a substrate of an integrated circuit (IC) comprising:
forming a cavity in the substrate from a first side of the substrate, the cavity being formed to extend inwardly from the
first side to expose an electrically conductive portion;

forming an electrically conductive layer at a bottom and on walls of the cavity, and at least partly on the first side outside
the cavity;

at least partially filling the cavity with at least one phase-change material, the at least one phase-change material storing
or releasing thermal energy upon a temperature-based phase change within a temperature range of operation of the IC; and

forming a polymer layer at a top of the cavity and in contact with the at least one phase-change material.

US Pat. No. 9,164,658

FLEXIBLE SELECTION TOOL FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Cellco Partnership, Bask...

1. A method comprising:
receiving user input via a touch-screen display of a mobile device, the received user input including a plurality of touch
points detected within a first content display area of the touch-screen display;

responsive to the received user input, determining a relative location of each of the plurality of detected touch points with
respect to the first content display area of the touch-screen display;

automatically selecting content displayed within a portion of the first content display area of the touch-screen display for
a content selection region to be graphically represented within the first content display area, based on the determined relative
locations of the plurality of detected touch points by:

approximating a boundary of the content selection region based on the determined relative locations of the plurality of detected
touch points;

after approximating the boundary of content selection region, identifying at least one partial content item in which only
a part of the identified partial content item is included within the selected content based on the approximated boundary of
the content selection region:

in response to identifying the partial content item, determining to adjust a size of the content selection region to include
the identified partial content item as a whole based on the identified partial content item being an entire hyperlink in the
form of a uniform resource locator (URL) type while continuing to exclude text content that is not part of the entire hyperlink
in the content selection region; and

in response to determining to adjust the size of the content selection region to include the whole identified partial content
item based on the identified partial content item being the entire hyperlink in the form of the URL type, adjusting the content
selection region to include the identified partial content item as the entire hyperlink in the form of the URL type in the
selected content while continuing to exclude text content that is not part of the entire hyperlink in the content selection
region;

graphically presenting the adjusted content selection region in response to the automatic content selection;
displaying a context menu in association with the graphically presented adjusted content selection region via the touch-screen
display, the displayed context menu including one or more user options for invoking one or more corresponding functions related
to the selected content within the adjusted content selection region, the one or more user options including a zoom option
for increasing a zoom level at which the selected content, including the entire hyperlink, is displayed; and

upon receiving user input selecting the zoom option from the context menu in association with the graphically presented adjusted
content selection region via the touch-screen display:

determining a current zoom level at which the selected content, including the entire hyperlink, is displayed in the first
content display area;

graphically presenting a second content display area as a graphical overlay on the first content display area, the second
content display area displaying the selected content of the adjusted content selection region at a greater zoom level than
the current zoom level and entirely covering the selected content, including the entire hyperlink, that is displayed within
the first content display area; and

continuing to display the first content display area residing outside of the graphical overlay while maintaining the current
zoom level of the first content display area residing outside of the graphical overlay.

US Pat. No. 9,162,609

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A vehicle headlight comprising:
a housing having a body, a first end plate and a second end plate, and the body formed in a tubular shape having a first opening
and a second opening facing the first opening, the first end plate having an outer surface, an inner surface and a third opening
passing through the outer surface and the inner surface, the first end plate located adjacent the first opening of the body,
the inner surface of the first end plate facing the second opening of the body, the second end plate having a fourth opening,
X axis and Y axis substantially perpendicular to the X axis, and also having a fifth opening and a sixth opening, each of
the fifth opening and the sixth opening being separated by the X axis and intersecting with the Y axis, the fourth opening
of the second end plate intersecting with the X axis and the Y axis, and each of the fourth opening, the fifth opening and
the sixth opening passing through the second end plate, the second end plate being located adjacent the second opening of
the body, and the fourth opening of the second end plate facing the third opening of the first end plate of the housing;

a light source unit having a semiconductor light source located adjacent the outer surface of the first end plate, and configured
to emit light having a substantially white color tone substantially toward an intersection of the X axis and the Y axis of
the second end plate of the housing via the third opening of the first end plate of the housing;

a light deflecting device having a movable mirror and a torsion holder, and located adjacent the second end plate of the housing
so as to cover the fourth opening of the second end plate, the torsion holder supporting the movable mirror from both directions
of the X axis and the Y axis substantially toward the intersection of the X axis and the Y axis so that the movable mirror
is configured to rotate with reference to the X axis and the Y axis, the movable mirror having a default position being located
toward the third opening of the first end plate of the housing, and the movable mirror located substantially at the intersection
of the X axis and the Y axis, the default position of the movable mirror being determined by a restoring force of the torsion
holder and the movable mirror being substantially perpendicular to a light-emitting direction of the light having the substantially
white color tone emitted from the light source unit at the default position of the movable mirror;

an actuator located adjacent the light deflecting device, and configured to rotate the movable mirror in at least one direction
of the X axis and the Y axis via the torsion holder during operation;

a static mirror having at least one of a first reflection surface and a second reflection surface being located adjacent the
inner surface of the first end plate of the housing so as to avoid blocking the third opening of the first end plate, the
first reflection surface having an end line formed in a substantially spheroidal shape having a first focus and a second focus,
the first focus of the first reflection surface being located substantially at the movable mirror, the second focus of the
first reflection surface being located substantially at the fifth opening of the second end plate, the second reflection surface
having an end line also formed in a substantially spheroidal shape having a first focus and a second focus, the first focus
of the second reflection surface being located substantially at the movable mirror, and the second focus of the second reflection
surface being located substantially at the fifth opening of the second end plate; and

a controller having an operation unit, an actuator driver and a light source driver, the actuator driver configured to control
the actuator, the light source driver configured to control the semiconductor light source, and the operation unit configured
to control the actuator driver and the light source driver;

wherein the operation unit associates the light having the substantially white color tone emitted from the light source unit
with the movable mirror via the actuator driver, and thereby the light having the substantially white color tone is configured
to be projected from at least one of the fifth opening and the sixth opening of the second end plate via the movable mirror,
and at least one of the first reflection surface of the static mirror is configured to reflect the light toward the fifth
opening of the second end plate and the second reflection surface of the static mirror is configured to reflect the light
toward the sixth opening of the second end plate during operation.

US Pat. No. 9,164,348

LIGHT GUIDE AND ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY APPARATUS SWITCHABLE BETWEEN BLACK-WHITE MODE AND COLOR MODE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A light guide, comprising:
a light-receiving surface for receiving an incident light; and
a light-emitting surface comprising:
a first region having a plurality of gratings spaced apart from each other by a spacing interval, each of the gratings of
the first region having a respective pre-determined direction and including a plurality of prisms extending in said respective
pre-determined direction, wherein a pre-determined direction of at least one of the gratings of the first region is different
from a pre-determined direction of another one of the gratings of the first region, wherein the gratings of the first region
cooperate to transmit a light having a wavelength in a first wavelength range, and to block a light having a wavelength in
another wavelength range; wherein the gratings of the first region comprise:

a first grating having a plurality of prisms extending in a first direction:
a second grating having a plurality of prisms extending in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first
direction;

a third grating having a plurality of prisms extending in a third direction; and
a fourth grating having a plurality of prisms extending in a fourth direction, wherein an included angle between the third
direction and the first direction is about 25 degrees to about 35 degrees, and an included angle between the fourth direction
and the first direction is about 55 degrees to about 65 degrees; and

a second region having a plurality of gratings spaced apart from each other, and the gratings of the second region cooperating
to transmit a light having a wavelength in a second wavelength range, and to block a light having a wavelength in the another
wavelength range, wherein the second wavelength range is different from the first wavelength range;

wherein the gratings of the first region and the gratings of the second region are extended on substantially the same level.

US Pat. No. 9,163,807

HEAT MANAGEMENT FOR A LIGHT FIXTURE WITH AN ADJUSTABLE OPTICAL DISTRIBUTION

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A light fixture, comprising:
a member comprising:
an interior surface of the member;
an exterior surface of the member;
a first aperture disposed along a top end of the member;
a second aperture disposed along a bottom end of the member;
a channel extending from the first aperture to the second aperture and defined by the interior surface;
a plurality of receiving surfaces that are removably coupled to the exterior surface of the member, wherein each receiving
surface is configured to receive one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are removably coupled to the respective receiving
surface, wherein a position of the one or more LEDs can be changed to modify an optical distribution of the light fixture;
and

wherein the channel is configured to permit air to pass therethrough from the second aperture to the first aperture and to
transfer heat generated by the one or more LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,162,607

VEHICULAR LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicular lamp, comprising:
a light-emitting portion connected in series to an input terminal to which a power supply voltage based on an on-board battery
is configured to be applied, and comprising a plurality of light-emitting elements connected in series;

a series connection circuit comprising a first current limiting resistor and a second current limiting resistor, which is
inserted in series between the input terminal and the light-emitting portion;

a resistor switching switch connected in parallel to one of the first current limiting resistor and the second current limiting
resistor;

bypass switches, each of which is connected in parallel to a required one of the light-emitting elements in the light-emitting
portion; and

a control circuit that turns off the resistor switching switch when at least one of the bypass switches is turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,167,674

EMERGENCY BATTERY CONVERTER

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. An emergency battery converter system, comprising:
an emergency battery pack comprising:
a storage device that stores power; and
a step-up converter that converts a direct current (DC) output voltage of the storage device to a stepped-up DC output voltage
that corresponds to a rectified voltage potential of a standard alternating current (AC) line voltage;

a lighting driver that is adapted for an input of the standard AC line voltage, the lighting driver comprising:
a rectifier circuit coupled to an output of the step-up converter to receive the stepped-up DC output voltage from the step-up
converter as the input and responsively output a DC voltage;

a step-down converter coupled to an output of the rectifier circuit, wherein the step-down converter converts the DC output
voltage of the rectifier circuit to a stepped-down DC output voltage; and

a regulator circuit coupled to the step-down converter to regulate the stepped-down DC output voltage to a regulated voltage;
and

an emergency luminaire that receives the regulated voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,167,730

ELECTRONICS COMPARTMENT

ABB TECHNOLOGY OY, Helsi...

1. An electronics compartment comprising:
a component space which is sealed off from a surrounding environment by walls of the electronics compartment;
an internal panel arranged in the component space along a wall of the electronics compartment for delimiting an internal channel
between the wall and the internal panel;

a first inlet in a vicinity of a first end of the internal channel for allowing air to enter the internal channel from a space
located on an opposite side of the internal panel in relation to the internal channel;

a first outlet in a vicinity of a second end of the internal channel for allowing air to exit from the internal channel to
the space located on the opposite side of the internal panel in relation to the internal channel;

an external panel arranged along the same wall of the electronics compartment as the internal panel, but outside of the component
space, for delimiting an external channel between the wall and the external panel, the wall being air-tight, at least between
the external channel and the internal channel, for separating the external channel from the internal channel by preventing
airflow between these channels;

a second inlet in a vicinity of a first end of the external channel for allowing air to enter the external channel from the
surrounding environment of the electronics compartment;

a second outlet in a vicinity of a second end of the external channel for allowing air to exit from the external channel to
the surrounding environment of the electronics compartment; and

wherein the wall between the internal channel and the external channel is provided with protrusions and recesses for increasing
the surface area of the wall to improve transfer of heat from the internal channel to the external channel.

US Pat. No. 9,166,009

SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAKING SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

18. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:
a substrate;
an epitaxial layer that is formed on the substrate; and
a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode that are formed on the epitaxial layer,
wherein the source electrode and the drain electrode each include at least two first divided electrodes that are formed to
extend in parallel to each other in a first direction, the at least two first divided electrodes of the source electrode being
disposed on one side of the gate electrode and the at least two first divided electrodes of the drain electrode being disposed
on another side of the gate electrode that is opposite the one side, an inter-electrode distance between the first divided
electrodes is greater than or equal to a radius of an abnormal growth portion formed on a surface of the epitaxial layer,
and widths of the first divided electrodes are less than or equal to the radius of the abnormal growth portion, and

the at least two first divided electrodes of the source electrode are disposed in relation to each other without the gate
electrode or the drain electrode being disposed between the at least two first divided electrodes of the source electrode,
and

the at least two first divided electrodes of the drain electrode are disposed in relation to each other without the gate electrode
or the source electrode being disposed between the at least two first divided electrodes of the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,164,275

DISPLAY DEVICE

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. A display device comprising:
a plurality of pixels each having a shutter plate formed in a plate shape and an actuator portion driving the shutter plate
with an electrostatic force, wherein

the actuator portion has
a beam portion connected to the shutter plate,
a drive electrode causing, in response to the application of a voltage thereto, the beam portion to bend to drive the shutter
plate,

a first supporting portion supporting the drive electrode and fixed on a substrate, and
a second supporting portion supporting the beam portion and fixed on the substrate,
at least one of the first supporting portion and the second supporting portion has
a planar portion formed apart from and parallel to the substrate, and
a recessed, tapered portion formed to be concaved from the planar portion and connected to the substrate, and the recessed,
tapered portion has

a vertically formed portion formed to be inclined substantially vertically from the planar portion, and
a curved portion starting from the vertically formed portion and formed such that the inclination of the curved portion becomes
gradually gentle toward the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,163,802

LIGHTING FIXTURES USING SOLID STATE DEVICE AND REMOTE PHOSPHORS TO PRODUCE WHITE LIGHT

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:
a macro reflector including a diffusely reflective surface forming an optical volume;
an optical aperture for emission of visible light out of the fixture to facilitate a visible light illumination application
in a region or area to be inhabited by a person;

a lightguide element substantially filling the optical volume;
a solid state source coupled to the lightguide element and configured to emit electromagnetic energy into the lightguide element,
the solid state source comprising a semiconductor chip, an internal reflector, a housing and a light transmissive part, the
housing and the light transmissive part together forming a package with the chip and the internal reflector enclosed within
the package,

wherein the macro reflector and the lightguide element are outside the package of the solid state source;
a sealed chamber formed within the lightguide element external to and at a distance from the package of the solid state source
and coupled to receive electromagnetic energy from the solid state source through at least a portion of the lightguide element;

a material contained in and at least substantially filling the sealed chamber; and
at least one remote phosphor, external to the package of the solid state source and dispersed in the material contained in
the chamber, at a location for excitation by the electromagnetic energy from the solid state source, each phosphor having
an absorption spectrum encompassing an emission spectrum of the solid state source for emitting visible light into the optical
volume,

wherein the macro reflector is positioned to receive at least some of the emitted visible light from the lightguide element
and integrate the emitted visible light within the optical volume for output by way of the optical aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,167,442

MOBILE CELLULAR NETWORKS

OCEUS NETWORKS INC., Res...

1. A management system for a plurality of mobile cellular networks comprising:
a network management control center (NMCC) configured to manage one or more mobile cellular network (MCN) communication systems,
the NMCC comprising:

a mapping module configured to generate coverage maps for the one or more MCN management devices;
an alarm module configured to receive and manage alarm data for the one or more MCN management devices;
a user interface module configured to provide a user interface to a remote user, the user interface configured to display
coverage maps generated by the mapping module and configured to display alarm data provided by the alarm module;

a first mobile cellular network (MCN) communication system having a first agent configured to communicate information from
the first MCN management device to the NMCC, the MCN communication system located within a first covered area and configured
to generate a first MCN for the first covered area;

a second MCN management device having a second agent configured to communicate information from the second MCN communication
system to the NMCC, the MCN communication system located within a second covered area and configured to generate a second
MCN for the second covered area;

wherein the mapping module generates a first coverage map showing the first covered area and the second covered area based
on information received from the first agent and the second agent, and updates the first coverage map based on updated information
received from at least one of the first agent or the second agent, wherein the updated information comprises a change in position
of at least one of the first MCN communication system or the second MCN communication system, and

wherein the alarm module aggregates alarm data from the first MCN communication system and the second MCN communication system
and displays the aggregated alarm data on the user interface.

US Pat. No. 9,166,763

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO BASE STATION, AND MOBILE STATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication method for a first mobile communication system operated in a first frequency band, comprising:
a step A of causing a radio base station in the first mobile communication system to notify a mobile station of information
concerning a second system operated in a second frequency band adjacent to the first frequency band and information concerning
a third system operated in a third frequency band adjacent to the first frequency band; and

a step B of causing the mobile station to select a duplexer to be used from a plurality of duplexers on the basis of the information
concerning the second system and the information concerning the third system, wherein

the second system is a system which is determined to be likely to receive an interference influence from the first mobile
communication system based on the second frequency band being adjacent to an uplink frequency band of the first mobile communication
system, and

the third system is a system which is determined to be likely to exert an interference influence on the first mobile communication
system based on the third frequency band being adjacent to a downlink frequency band of the first mobile communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,164,628

SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD FOR TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH PANEL SYSTEM

MStar Semiconductor, Inc....

1. A signal processing method adapted for a touch panel, the touch panel comprising a plurality of capacitor electrodes, the
method comprising:
providing a plurality of detection values respectively corresponding to a plurality of capacitance changes of the capacitor
electrodes;

low-pass filtering the detection values according to a filter structure to generate a plurality of filtered values, the filter
structure being associated with a characteristic of a touch event;

determining a touch position on the touch panel of the touch event according to one of the filtered values and the detection
values;

determining a displacement according to the touch position, the displacement being the characteristic of the touch event,
wherein:
when the displacement is greater than a first distance, the filter structure is set to a first filter structure;
when the displacement is between the first distance and a second distance, the filter structure is set to a second filter
structure;

when the displacement is smaller than the second distance, the filter structure is set to a third filter structure;
the first distance is greater than the second distance; and
filter strengths of the first filter structure, the second filter structure and the third filter structure are associated
with the first distance and the second distance, such that the filter strength of the third filter structure is heavier than
that of the second filter structure, and the filter strength of the second filter structure is heavier than that of the first
filter structure.

US Pat. No. 9,163,276

METHOD FOR FABRICATING STABLE-ISOTOPE-LABELED TARGET PEPTIDE FRAGMENT IN MASS SPECTROMETRY

Tohoku University, Miyag...

1. A method for producing a stable isotope-labeled target peptide fragment in mass spectrometry, comprising the following
steps (a) to (d):
(a) expressing a DNA conjugate in a system having a stable isotope-labeled amino acid to thereby prepare a stable isotope-labeled
protein, wherein the DNA conjugate comprises:

a tandemly linked DNA in which two or more DNAs encoding one or more types of target peptide fragments are linked in tandem;
a DNA encoding a peptide fragment for concentration measurement conjugated with the 5? end of the tandemly linked DNA; and
a DNA encoding a peptide fragment for concentration measurement conjugated with the 3? end of the tandemly linked DNA differing
in amino acid sequence from the peptide fragment for concentration measurement encoded by the DNA conjugated with the 5? end
of the tandemly linked DNA; and
wherein the peptide fragments for concentration measurement are different in amino acid sequence from naturally occurring
proteins and their variants, and detectable by a liquid chromatograph-tandem mass spectrometer (LC/MS/MS);
(b) subjecting the stable isotope-labeled protein to digestion by trypsin to prepare stable isotope-labeled peptide fragments
for concentration measurement and stable isotope-labeled target peptide fragments;

(c) quantifying the stable isotope-labeled peptide fragments for concentration measurement using LC/MS/MS; and
(d) calculating the concentration of the stable isotope-labeled target peptide fragments from the quantification value of
the stable isotope-labeled peptide fragments for concentration measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,166,376

SPARK PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:
a tubular insulator extending along and centered on an axis; and
a tubular metal shell secured to an outer peripheral surface of the insulator by crimping, the tubular metal shell including
an inner peripheral surface and being filled up with powder for sealing between the outer peripheral surface of the insulator
and the inner peripheral surface, wherein

the metal shell includes a tool engagement portion and a crimped lid, the tool engagement portion overhanging in a polygonal
shape in an outer circumferential direction,

the crimped lid is disposed at an end portion of the metal shell coupled to the tool engagement portion, the end portion being
bent toward the outer peripheral surface of the insulator by crimping,

the powder is filled between the crimped lid and the insulator,
an annular ring member that contacts the inner peripheral surface of the crimped lid of the metal shell and the outer peripheral
surface of the insulator, and

a relationship between a length L and a thickness t satisfies 2.50?L/t?3.10, the length L being a length along a shape of
the crimped lid from the tool engagement portion to the insulator in a planar surface that passes through the axis, the thickness
t being a thickness at a midpoint provided on the shape of the crimped lid.

US Pat. No. 9,166,019

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising the steps of:
forming a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer;
forming an oxide semiconductor layer over the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer;
forming a gate insulating layer over the oxide semiconductor layer;
forming a gate electrode layer and a first insulating layer over the gate insulating layer to overlap with the oxide semiconductor
layer;

introducing an impurity element into the oxide semiconductor layer using the gate electrode layer and the first insulating
layer as masks so that a first region, a second region and a channel formation region between the first region and the second
region are formed;

forming a second insulating layer over the first insulating layer to cover side surfaces of the gate electrode layer;
forming a conductive film over the oxide semiconductor layer, the gate electrode layer, the second insulating layer, and the
first insulating layer;

forming a first insulating film over the conductive film;
forming a source electrode layer, a drain electrode layer, and a third insulating layer by removing parts of the first insulating
film and the conductive film by a chemical mechanical polishing method until the first insulating layer is exposed so that
the conductive film is divided; and

forming a fourth insulating layer over the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer, the source electrode layer,
the drain electrode layer, and the third insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,167,413

LOCAL BREAKOUT WITH PARAMETER ACCESS SERVICE

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An access network device capable of providing wireless connectivity to terminal devices, the access network device comprising
a co-located local gateway node for emulating, to a core network, control plane functions of a gateway device of said core
network, and for providing to said core network a set of parameters for local breakout, in order that the core network accepts
the control plane functions and related control messages as being under the control of a core network entity when instead
they are under the control of the co-located local gateway node of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,167,161

CAMERA MODULE PACKAGE WITH A FOLDED SUBSTRATE AND LATERALLY POSITIONED COMPONENTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A camera module, comprising:
a flexible substrate comprising a first portion and a second portion, said flexible substrate being folded at a junction between
the first portion and the second portion such that the second portion defines a plane substantially orthogonal to a plane
defined by the first portion;

an image sensor die coupled to the second portion of the flexible substrate, said image sensor die comprising a plurality
of die contacts coupled to the flexible substrate;

a lens module comprising a lens housing and at least one lens contained in the lens housing, said lens housing being coupled
to the second portion of the flexible substrate;

a gyroscopic sensor coupled to the first portion of the flexible substrate;
an image stabilization logic module coupled to the first portion of the flexible substrate;
a first enclosure coupled to the first portion of the flexible substrate encapsulating the gyroscopic sensor and the image
stabilization circuit module.

US Pat. No. 9,165,788

POST-DEPOSITION SOFT ANNEALING

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of preparing a stack structure for an electronic device on a semiconductor substrate, the method comprising:
(a) depositing a stack of at least one repeating group, the group having two or more layers, wherein at least two layers in
the group comprise different materials, wherein the material of at least one of the layers in the group is unactivated silicon,
and wherein the stack comprises at least about four layers, each of substantially similar thickness;

(b) performing a soft anneal on the stack to reduce internal stress in the stack;
(c) after (b), patterning the stack by defining a pattern on the stack and vertically etching the stack to impart the pattern
to the stack;

(d) after (c), selectively etching the patterned stack to selectively remove portions of at least one of the different materials
in the stack; and

(e) after (d), activating the silicon in the at least one layer in the group to convert the silicon to a polycrystalline state,
wherein the soft anneal is performed under conditions that do not activate the silicon in the at least one layer in the group.

US Pat. No. 9,167,312

PAUSE-BASED ADVERTISING METHODS AND SYSTEMS

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a command input by a user to pause a media content instance being presented by a media content access subsystem
by way of a display screen;

pausing the media content instance in response to the receiving of the command;
monitoring an interaction of the user with the media content access subsystem within a physical area in which the user is
located and during a period of time in which the media content instance is paused in response to the receiving of the command;

determining, based on the monitored interaction while the media content instance is paused, that the user is viewing the display
screen while the media content instance is paused;

dynamically selecting, in response to the determining that the user is viewing the display screen while the media content
instance is paused, a visual-based advertisement included in a first data stream provided by a media content provider subsystem
communicatively coupled to the media content access subsystem by way of a network and that focuses on a visual message for
presentation to the user by the media content access subsystem while the media content instance is paused; and

determining, after the visual-based advertisement is presented to the user and based on the monitored interaction while the
media content instance is paused, that the user is no longer viewing the display screen while the media content instance is
paused; and

dynamically selecting, in response to the determining that the user is not viewing the display screen while the media content
instance is paused, an audio-based advertisement included in a second data stream provided by the media content provider subsystem
and that focuses on an audio message for presentation to the user by the media content access subsystem while the media content
instance is paused, wherein the visual message and the audio message are from different advertisements.

US Pat. No. 9,165,399

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INPUTTING MODIFIED COVERAGE DATA INTO A PIXEL SHADER

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving coverage data at a depth/stencil test module, wherein the coverage data includes two-dimensional (2D) raster coverage
data output by a rasterization module that indicates which subsamples within a multi-sampled pattern are covered by a primitive;

modifying the coverage data by the depth/stencil test module to generate modified coverage data, wherein the coverage data
is modified by modifying values in the coverage data for any subsamples that fail a depth/stencil test;

inputting the modified coverage data into a pixel shader; and
performing one or more actions at the pixel shader, utilizing the modified coverage data,
wherein the rasterization module, the depth/stencil test module, and the pixel shader are included in a rendering pipeline
implemented by a graphics processing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,167,055

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DISPLAYING FRAME

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A method of displaying a frame, for an electronic apparatus, and the method comprising:
obtaining, by the electronic apparatus, capability information of a client apparatus in a subnet where the electronic apparatus
is located, wherein the capability information of the client apparatus is utilized to support the electronic apparatus to
render a frame;

calculating, by the electronic apparatus, total capability information according to the capability information of the electronic
apparatus and the capability information of the client apparatus;

connecting, by the electronic apparatus, a server system and receiving a capability inquiring instruction from the server
system;

reporting, by the electronic apparatus, the total capability information to the server system in response to the capability
inquiring instruction, such that the server system sends a drawing instruction to the electronic apparatus; and

co-generating, by the electronic apparatus, the same frame with the client apparatus according to the drawing instruction
sent by the server system, comprising:

transmitting, by the electronic apparatus, imaging mission information to the client apparatus after receiving the drawing
instruction from the server system, the imaging mission information comprising a resolution of the frame and dimensions of
tiles constituting the frame;

receiving, by the electronic apparatus, mission response information from the client apparatus, wherein the mission response
information comprises the number of the tiles to be completed by the client apparatus

according to the received mission response information, determining, by the electronic apparatus, a location of each tile
for which the client apparatus is responsible;

transmitting, by the electronic apparatus, the drawing instruction and the location of each tile for which the client apparatus
is responsible to the client apparatus, so as to generate the frame by the client apparatus according to the drawing instruction;
and

receiving, by the electronic apparatus, from the client apparatus a tile frame corresponding to the location of each tile
for which the client apparatus is responsible, wherein the tile frame received from the client apparatus is obtained from
the frame generated by the client apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,164,519

SMART ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN ENCLOSURE WITH DIAGNOSTICS

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A monitoring and control system, said system comprising:
at least one operational electrical component;
environmental conditioning equipment;
environmental monitoring and control equipment coupled to and controlling the environmental conditioning equipment;
at least one environmental sensor coupled to the environmental monitoring and control equipment; and
an electrical enclosure containing therein the at least one operational electrical component and the at least one environmental
sensor, wherein the electrical enclosure complies with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association standards for electrical
enclosures,

wherein the at least one environmental sensor measures at least one environmental parameter within the electrical enclosure,
wherein the environmental monitoring and control equipment activates the environmental conditioning equipment when the at
least one environmental parameter within the electrical enclosure measured by the at least one environmental sensor is outside
of a desired range, maintains activation of the environmental conditioning equipment until the at least one environmental
parameter within the electrical enclosure as measured by the at least one environmental sensor is in the desired range, and
subsequently deactivates the environmental conditioning equipment; and

wherein the environmental monitoring and control equipment determines a time period in which the environmental monitoring
and control equipment is active and a rate of change of the at least one environmental parameter during activation of the
environmental monitoring and control equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,163,140

POLYESTER COMPOSITIONS

LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH,...

1. A heat-resistant polyester composition comprising:
a) from 5 to 50 parts by weight of glass fibers
b) from 10 to 40 parts by weight of titanium dioxide having an average particle size from 90 nm to 2000 nm, and a surface
coating of amorphous precipitates of oxide hydrates of the compounds SiO2 and/or Al2O3 and/or zirconium oxide,

c) from 40 to 50 parts by weight of polyethylene terephthalate (PET),
d) from 8 to 12 parts by weight of polybutylene terephthalate, and
e) from 0.01 to 5 parts by weight of additional additives differing from components a) and b),
with the proviso that the sum of all parts by weight correspond to 100% of the entire composition.

US Pat. No. 9,165,591

GRATING BASED LASER AND POWER MONITOR FOR A HEAT-ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING DEVICE

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A head assembly, comprising:
a submount;
a body having a first surface;
an optical path disposed in the body and adapted to receive light and convey the light to a distal end of the optical path;
a near field transducer (NFT) disposed adjacent the distal end of the optical path and having an output end proximate the
first surface of the body;

a sensor interfacing with the submount; and
a laser attached to the submount along a non-primary lasing surface thereof, wherein the laser is adapted to inject light
into the optical path and includes a grating adapted to diffract a portion of the light through the non-primary lasing surface
to the sensor.