US Pat. No. 9,168,996

AIRCRAFT PRESSURIZED CABIN DOOR MADE OF FIBER COMPOSITE

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. An aircraft pressurized cabin door defining a height direction, a width direction, and a depth direction, the aircraft
pressurized cabin door comprising:
an integral door structure unit made of a fiber composite and including an outer skin and a door framework disposed on an
inner side of the outer skin, the framework including a plurality of edge supports and a plurality of longitudinal supports
that extend in the width direction between the edge supports, such that a plurality of door framework interstices, each delimited
by the inner side of the outer skin, by an edge support and a longitudinal support, are configured in a manner open toward
an inner side of the door;

wherein the door structure unit has at least one outer cover ply and a plurality of inner plies, each inner ply comprising
a bottom, two lateral edge limbs generally transverse to the bottom, and two lateral longitudinal limbs generally transverse
to the bottom and generally transverse to the lateral edge limbs, each inner ply extending continuously in a pan-shaped form,
each lateral edge limb cooperating with an adjacent lateral edge limb to form a strut of one of the plurality of edge supports,
each lateral longitudinal limb cooperating with an adjacent lateral longitudinal limb to form a strut of one of the plurality
of longitudinal supports, wherein each continuous inner ply forms, at an end of the lateral edge limbs and lateral longitudinal
limbs opposed to the bottom, a free-end flange facing away from the outer skin and generally transverse to the struts of the
edge supports and the struts of the longitudinal supports; and

wherein the outer skin is formed by the outer cover ply and the bottoms of the plurality of inner plies.

US Pat. No. 9,168,978

HIGH SPEED SURFACE CRAFT AND SUBMERSIBLE CRAFT

Juliet Marine Systems, In...

1. A marine vessel comprising:
at least one buoyant tubular foil;
at least one venturi injection ring positioned adjacent to the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular foil so as to
create a passageway between the at least one venturi injection ring and the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular
foil, wherein the passageway is characterized by a fore opening, an aft opening, and an intermediate opening disposed between
the fore opening and the aft opening, and wherein the intermediate opening is smaller than the fore opening and the aft opening;

at least one fluid opening formed in the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular foil adjacent to at least one of the
intermediate opening and the aft opening; and

at least one passageway connecting the at least one fluid opening to a source of fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,168,931

SUSPENDED RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Skyride Technology, Inc.,...

1. A recreational apparatus, comprising:
an elevated railway system defining a first track;
a vehicle motivatable along said first track with a drive mechanism, wherein said drive mechanism includes:
(i) an input device for receiving energy and translating said energy into a mechanical motion useful in motivating said vehicle
along said first track, said mechanical motion being delivered to a drive sprocket;

(ii) a first drive wheel apparatus driven by said drive sprocket, said first drive wheel supporting a drive element, and transmitting
said mechanical motion to said drive element, said input device, first drive wheel and drive element are together commonly
aligned along a first radial plane of said first drive wheel apparatus;

(iii) a second drive wheel apparatus having a circumferential drive surface in contact with said first track, and having a
drive member being rotatably driven about a drive axis by said drive element to convey motion to said vehicle along said first
track, said drive member of said second drive wheel apparatus defining a second discreet radial plane;

(iv) a first alignment wheel defining a first alignment plane in which said drive element is supported, and wherein said first
alignment wheel is pivotable about a first pivot axis to adjust said first alignment plane between substantial co-extension
with both said first and second radial planes, and skewed with respect to said second radial plane; and

(v) a second alignment wheel defining a second alignment plane in which said drive element is supported, and wherein said
second alignment wheel is pivotable about a second pivot axis to adjust said second alignment plane between substantial coextension
with both said first and second radial planes, and skewed with respect to said second radial plane.

US Pat. No. 9,167,872

ORNAMENT

CROSSFOR CO., LTD., Yama...

1. A personal ornament which is configured to be worn about a neck of a user, the personal ornament comprising:
a holder configured to hold an ornament unit, the holder having first and second sides, the ornament unit being disposed between
the first and second sides of the holder;

a frame attached to the holder, the ornament unit of the holder being disposed between two end portions of the frame having
a predetermined distance therebetween;

a first member having a circle or arc-shaped first bending unit which is fixed to the frame at a first end portion of the
frame;

a second member having a circle or arc-shaped second bending unit, which is fixed on the holder at the first side of the holder,
and engages with the first member in a state that the second member is configured to swing by contacting inner circumferences
of the first bending unit and the second bending unit at a first contact point;

a third member having a circle or arc-shaped third bending unit which is fixed to the frame at a second end portion of the
frame at a same position at the second end portion of the frame as the position of the first member at the first end portion
of the frame; and

a fourth member having a circle or arc-shaped fourth bending unit which is fixed to the holder at the second side of the holder,
and which engages with the third member in a state that the fourth member is configured to swing by contacting inner circumferences
of the third bending unit and the fourth bending unit at a second contact point,

wherein the first contact point and the second contact point are positioned in a distance range X of the holder, where the
distance range X is defined by 0 and

the position of the first contact point and the second contact point in relation to the end of the holder results in an inclination
angle of an entire table surface of the ornament unit by approximately 5 to 45 degrees with respect to a first plane defined
along the perimeter of the second member and a second plane defined along the perimeter of the fourth member.

US Pat. No. 9,168,513

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF ZEOLITIC MATERIAL

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

20. A deboronated zeolitic material (Zeolite), containing at most 0.2 weight-% boron, calculated as element and based on the
total weight of the Zeolite;
wherein the Zeolite has a structure of MWW.

US Pat. No. 9,168,954

METHOD FOR PARKING A VEHICLE AND CORRESPONDING PARKING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND VEHICLE

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A method for facilitating parking a vehicle using a parking assistance system, the method comprising:
automatically determining a target position of the vehicle within a parking space, wherein, when the target position is reached
by the vehicle, a parking process of the parking assistance system is successfully ended;

automatically activating a steering intervention into a steering system of the vehicle to carry out the parking process of
the parking assistance system;

automatically sensing, during the parking process, a gear speed change-of the vehicle sensed at a time at which the vehicle
covers at least part of the parking space, the gear speed change preventing: the target position from being reached;

automatically redetermining a different target position within the parking space as a function of the gear speed change in
response to the automatic sensing of the gear speed change of the vehicle; and

automatically continuing the parking process with the different target position which has been redetermined in response to
the automatic redetermination of the different target position.

US Pat. No. 9,168,868

COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM

MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOG...

1. A system for providing an indication of a possible collision between a vehicle and an object, the system comprising:
at least one processing device configured to:
receive a plurality of images from an image capture device;
use the plurality of images to determine a plurality of values indicative of a Time-to-Collision (TTC) based on an indicator
of a relative velocity between the vehicle and the object;

determine a rate of change of the plurality of values indicative of the TTC at a selected time; and
based on the determined rate of change, cause a response in the system if a possible collision between the vehicle and the
object is anticipated.

US Pat. No. 9,172,282

ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH ADD-ON UNIT, AS WELL AS A METHOD FOR CONNECTING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR AND AN ADD-ON UNIT

MAXON MOTOR AG, Sachseln...

1. Electric motor with an add-on unit, comprising:
a housing of the electric motor firmly connected via a joint to a housing of the add-on unit at a connecting region;
a shrink ring thermally shrunk on to said housing of said electric motor and said housing of said add-on unit in the area
of said connecting region so that said shrink ring covers said connecting region for exclusively forming said joint in a firm
connection.

US Pat. No. 9,169,228

2,5-FURAN DICARBOXYLATES COMPRISING ISODECANOLS, AND USE THEREOF

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. A mixture of isomeric decyl esters of formula (I):

US Pat. No. 9,169,213

METHOD OF WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of weight management for an individual in need thereof comprising:
treating the individual for 12 weeks with (R)-8-chloro-1-methyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepine or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt, solvate or hydrate thereof wherein the individual is administered a dose equivalent to 20 mg of (R)-8-chloro-1-methyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1
H-3-benzazepine hydrochloride per day, and

continuing said treatment if the individual has achieved at least 5% weight loss by week 12, whereby achievement of at least
5% weight loss by week 12 correlates with a likelihood of the individual achieving an additional decrease in an assessment
of weight after about one year,

wherein the method further comprises administering a reduced-calorie diet to the individual,
wherein, prior to beginning the treatment, the individual has an initial body mass index (BMI) of >27 kg/m2, and

wherein the pharmaceutical composition is administered orally to the individual.

US Pat. No. 9,173,200

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, NETWORK COMPONENT, BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING

Intel Mobile Communicatio...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a cellular wide area radio communication technology circuit to provide a cell according to a cellular wide area radio communication
technology;

a controller to:
manage a first plurality of radio resources that are to be used for discovery of a communication terminal device for a direct
communication terminal device to communication terminal device communication bypassing a radio access network;

detect the direct communication terminal device to communication terminal device communication bypassing the radio access
network;

free, based on the detection, a second plurality of radio resources that are to be used for the direct communication terminal
device to communication terminal device communication, wherein the first plurality of radio resources do not conflict with
the second plurality of radio resources; and

transmit, based on said detection and freeing, to a communication terminal device engaged in the direct communication terminal
device to communication terminal device communication, an indication of the freeing of the second plurality of radio resources,

wherein the first plurality of radio resources and the second plurality of radio resources are restricted to either an uplink
frequency band of the cell or a downlink frequency band of the cell.

US Pat. No. 9,170,780

PROCESSING CHANGED APPLICATION METADATA BASED ON RELEVANCE

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method implemented by a computing system in response to execution of program code by a processor of the computing system,
comprising:
executing a software application based on metadata defining data models of a first plurality of software components;
receiving second metadata defining the data models of the first plurality of software components;
determining, based on the second metadata, a second plurality of the first plurality of software components for which the
second metadata defining the data models is different from the first metadata defining the data models;

determining, from the second plurality of software components, a third plurality of software components for which the second
metadata defining the data models of the third plurality of software components is associated with authorization policies
of the software application, where the second plurality of software components comprises one or more other software components
for which the second metadata defining the data models of the one or more other software components is not associated with
the authorization policies of the software application; and

generating the authorization policies of the software application based on the second metadata defining the data models of
the third plurality of software components, and not based on the one or more other software components.

US Pat. No. 9,173,221

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ESTABLISHING A WIRELESS BEAMFORMED LINK

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a wireless communication controller to control a first wireless communication device to communicate millimeter-wave (mmWave)
signals with a second wireless communication device over a mmWave frequency band, the mmWave signals including signals transmitted
according to a plurality of different transmit (Tx) beamforming settings, said wireless communication controller is to control
said first wireless communication device to communicate feedback information, which is based on said mmWave signals, over
a non-mmWave frequency band, and to control said first wireless communication device to establish with said second wireless
communication device a beamformed link over said mmWave frequency band, said beamformed link using a Tx beamforming setting,
which is determined based on the feedback information.

US Pat. No. 9,172,290

METHOD FOR UNBALANCE CORRECTION OF ROTORS BY APPLYING CORRECTIVE WEIGHTS BY WELDING

Schenck RoTec GmbH, Darm...

1. A method of correcting an unbalance on rotors in which at least one corrective weight is attached by welding to a wall
of a rotor to be balanced via an electric welding device, with the corrective weight being pressed into contact during welding
at a contact pressure produced by the welding device, comprising the following steps:
attaching the electric welding device to a jointed arm of a robot,
measuring, via an unbalance measuring station, the amount of unbalance of the rotor to be balanced,
computing, via an electronic computer connected to the unbalance measuring station, the corrective weight to be applied to
a selected area on the rotor for unbalance correction,

supplying a computed corrective weight to a defined transfer position within reach of the jointed arm,
moving the welding device via the robot to the transfer position and picking up the corrective weight computed for unbalance
correction by the welding device,

turning the rotor to a weld-on position and supporting the rotor in said weld-on position on a first supporting device acting
in opposition to the contact pressure of the welding device,

moving the welding device via the robot to the weld-on position on the rotor and supporting the welding device in the weld-on
position on a second supporting device arranged adjacent to the rotor and acting in opposition to the reaction force of the
contact pressure of the welding device, and

firmly pressing and welding the corrective weight to the balancing position of the rotor selected for unbalance correction.

US Pat. No. 9,172,952

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING VIDEO STREAM ACCURACY IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method using a processor, comprising:
receiving a video sequence having at least one code symbol embedded therein, the at least one code symbol being selected from
a sequence of code symbols;

determining whether the at least one code symbol is decodable;
determining one or more video quality parameters based upon whether the at least one symbol is decodable, wherein the video
quality parameters include one or more of a duration of distortions in the video sequence, a duration of freezes in the video
sequence, and a duration of jumps in the video sequence; and

determining a video quality metric associated with the video sequence based upon the one or more video quality parameters
and a total length of the video sequence;

wherein determining the video quality metric includes:
summing the duration of distortions in the video sequence, the duration of freezes in the video sequence, and the duration
of jumps in the video sequence; and

dividing the summation of distortions, freezes, and jumps by the total length of the video sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,168,582

MACHINE FOR FORMING METAL BARS

IKOI S.R.L., Cassola (VI...

1. A machine (100) for forming metal bars into the form of ingots having mass varying from 50 g to 50 kg adapted for melting and the subsequent
continuous solidification of precious metal, including gold, silver, precious alloys, as well as other pure metals or different
alloys, in the form of solid metal powder, grits or swarf of various sizes, said machine having six operating stations arranged
in succession and including a pushing device (3) for moving ingot molds (1) over the machine operating stations, said machine operating stations comprising:
a) a first loading station (101) including a pouring element (A) for depositing the solid metal into each of said ingot molds (1), a first dosage element (B) adapted to add a first specific chemical additive which interacts with the crystalline structure
of the metal, a positioner for a cover (4) for closing each of said ingot molds (1), and a spacer (2) formed of refractory material for maintaining a predetermined distance between ingot molds (1);

b) a second melting station (102) including a melting furnace where the metal contained in the ingot molds (1) is melted according to predefined temperature/time parameters;

c) a third station (103) including a second dosage element (C) adapted to add a second chemical additive on the melted metal contained in the ingot
molds (1);

d) a fourth solidification station (104) including a cooling channel or a cooling bath where the solidification of the metal in the ingot molds (1) occurs according to the predefined temperature/time parameters;

e) a fifth cooling station (105) adapted for cooling the ingot molds (1) including as required a vat containing a cooling fluid, and adapted for collecting the ingots when completely cooled; and

f) a sixth unloading station (106) for unloading the ingot molds (1) containing ingots or for unloading the ingot molds (1) from which ingots were removed for cooling in the cooling fluid vat of said fifth cooling station (105).

US Pat. No. 9,168,819

ELECTRICITY-STORAGE DEVICE ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. An electricity-storage device arrangement structure of a vehicle, comprising:
a pair of right-and-left front side frames extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction, each of which comprises a horizontal
portion extending substantially horizontally and a kick-up portion extending from a rear end of the horizontal portion rearward
and downward;

a dash panel partitioning a vehicle-compartment front portion from a drive-source room in which a drive source of the vehicle
is provided at rear end portions of the front side frames;

a pair of front tires arranged on an outside, in a vehicle width direction, of the front side frames;
a pair of wheel houses covering over the front tires; and
an electricity-storage device positioned on the outside, in the vehicle width direction, of any one of the front side frames,
wherein said electricity-storage device is arranged at a position which is located outside of the drive-source room and between
said dash panel and said wheel house of the front tire in a vehicle longitudinal direction such that at least a portion of
the electricity-storage device overlaps the kick-up portion of said front side frame in a vehicle side view, whereby the electricity-storage
device is screened from the drive source provided in the drive-source room by the kick-up portion of the front side frame.

US Pat. No. 9,170,851

CONNECTION DISTRIBUTION FOR LOAD BALANCING IN A DISTRIBUTED DATABASE

International Business Ma...

1. An information processing system comprising:
a plurality of database servers each having at least one processor deployed onto a plurality of physical nodes in a distributed
manner, wherein among the plurality of database servers, at least two servers taking care of data different from one another
are deployed onto the same physical node and at least one server taking care of the same data as any of the at least two servers
is deployed onto at least one other physical node;

a distribution section having a processor for distributing connections by monitoring load on each of the physical nodes and
moving a connection with a client from a database server on a physical node with load heavier than a target to a database
server on a physical node with load lighter than the target so that the connections are distributed to balance the load;

a deployment planning section having a processor for planning deployment of the plurality of database servers in such a manner
that the at least two servers taking care of the same data are not deployed on the same physical node and for acquiring deployment
information;

a deployment exchanging section for detecting load imbalance among the plurality of physical nodes and exchanging data taken
care of by a database server on a physical node with an imbalanced load thereon for data taken care of by a database server
on another physical node; and

a load status calculating section having a processor for calculating load status for each of the physical nodes based on both
node performance information, which includes at least one of a usage rate of each of physical resources of each physical node
and a total number of connections of each physical node, and deployment information acquired from the deployment planning
section for each physical node.

US Pat. No. 9,169,572

ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An energy storage and power generation system (10) comprising:
at least one fuel cell (40), in which an oxidant and a fuel which can be stored can be converted electrochemically and in the process an electrical
current can be generated;

at least one electrolysis cell (30), which is used for generating the fuel which can be stored for the fuel cell (40), wherein the fuel cell (40) and the electrolysis cell (30) share a common electrode (21), and the fuel cell (40) and the electrolysis cell (30) each use a respective further electrode (31, 41) only for themselves; and

a store (13) for storing the fuel, the store located outside the fuel cell (40) and outside the electrolysis cell,

wherein the common electrode (21) has both an open channel (22) and a separate porous region (23) adjacent the open channel (23), wherein the open channel (22) extends along a first direction to direct hydrogen from the store (13) along the first direction, wherein the porous region (23) is positioned to receive the hydrogen from the open channel (22) along a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, and to direct the hydrogen along a third direction
that is perpendicular to both the first direction and the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,172,219

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COUPLING AC POWER TO A RACK-LEVEL POWER INFRASTRUCTURE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A power distribution unit (PDU) system, comprising:
a first detachable interface, wherein the first detachable interface is configured to couple with a first integrated connector
of a rack-level power infrastructure;

a second detachable interface, wherein the second detachable interface is configured to couple with a second integrated connector
of the rack-level power infrastructure;

a first and a second detachable power cable interface boxes, wherein each of the first and second detachable power cable interface
boxes comprises a wiring block wherein the wiring block arranges power from a first AC power source and a second AC power
source, respectively, into a pre-determined output configuration corresponding to a detachable interface, wherein the wiring
block comprises a printed circuit board;

a first power distribution unit (PDU), wherein the first PDU includes a first connector corresponding to a first detachable
interface, wherein the first PDU is operable to receive AC power from a first detachable power cable interface box through
the first connector; and

a second PDU, wherein the second PDU includes a second connector corresponding to a second detachable interface, wherein the
second PDU is operable to receive AC power from a second detachable power cable interface box through the second connector
and wherein the first PDU is cross-cabled with the second PDU to provide redundant AC power.

US Pat. No. 9,170,771

RESIDUE-BASED ERROR DETECTION FOR A PROCESSOR EXECUTION UNIT THAT SUPPORTS VECTOR OPERATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of generating a residue for an execution unit that supports vector operations using a residue generating circuit,
comprising:
storing first data in a first section of an operand register and second data in a second section of the operand register;
generating, using a first residue generation tree that is coupled to the first section of the operand register, a first residue
for the first data; and

generating, using a second residue generation tree that is coupled to the second section of the operand register, a second
residue for the second data, wherein the first section of the operand register includes a different number of register bits
than the second section of the operand register;

wherein the first and second data are each twenty-three bits wide and each correspond to different short format operands,
wherein the operand register is sized to receive a fifty-two bit wide long format operand, and wherein register bits in the
operand register that do not receive the different short format operands are filled with a value that does not affect values
of the first and second residues.

US Pat. No. 9,170,967

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION FROM A TRANSMITTER TO A RECEIVER VIA A SINGLE LINE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for transmitting logical information from a transmitter to a receiver via a single line, the receiver being connected
to the transmitter by the line, the method comprising:
placing, using the receiver, a first signal on the line, the first signal being made up of alternating recessive and dominant
levels;

placing, using the transmitter, a second signal on the line without interrupting the first signal on the line, the second
signal being superposed with the first signal on the line, the second signal being made up of a sequence of recessive and
dominant levels, wherein dominant level segments of the second signal are superposed with recessive level segments of the
first signal; and

determining, using the receiver, from the second signal, the logical information that is to be received.

US Pat. No. 9,171,692

DRIVE FOR ROTARY ANODE WITH STATOR WITH YOKE WINDING

1. An x-ray arrangement comprising:
a vacuum container;
a rotary anode and a rotor of an electrical machine disposed in the vacuum container, wherein the rotary anode and the rotor
have a torque-proof connection to one another and are rotatably supported in the vacuum container, so that the rotary anode
and the rotor are rotatable around an axis of rotation;

a laminated stator core of the electrical machine, which, viewed in a direction of the axis of rotation, is disposed in an
area of the rotor and encloses the vacuum container radially outwards; and

a stator winding system disposed in the laminated stator core, the stator winding system comprising yoke windings, wherein
turns of the yoke windings run in grooves from a first axial end of the laminated stator core to a second axial end of the
laminated stator core radially outwards, on an outer side of the laminated stator core, back to the first axial end of the
laminated stator core, and radially inwards to the corresponding groove,

wherein the laminated stator core is divided into segments in a cross sectional plane orthogonal to the axis of rotation,
each segment comprising a pair of teeth, a first tooth of the pair pointing radially inward and a second tooth of the pair
pointing radially outward, opposite the first tooth, and wherein a yoke winding is disposed on each segment of the laminated
stator core and positioned between adjacent pairs of teeth,

wherein the segments are configured such that boundary surfaces intersect a radial beam at an intersection point, therein
dividing the respective boundary surface centrally in the cross-sectional plane and providing an angle greater than 0° as
measured between the radial beam extending outward from the axis of rotation and the boundary surface extending toward the
outer side of the laminated stator core,

wherein each boundary surface is provided between immediately adjoining segments that adjoin each other along a plane extending
between a first adjoining segment at the inner side of the laminated stator core at the radially inward pointing tooth of
the first adjoining segment and a second adjoining segment at the outer side of the laminated stator core at the radially
outward pointing tooth of the second adjoining segment.

US Pat. No. 9,170,751

STORAGE SUBSYSTEM INCLUDING LOGIC FOR COPY-OUT AND WRITE

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A computer-readable non-transitory storage medium having stored thereon executable instructions that, when executed by
one or more processors of a storage server, cause the storage server to:
receive a write request from a client system, the write request comprising data to be written and a location in a storage
space;

transmit a copy instruction to a storage subsystem, the copy instruction indicating to copy existing data at the location
in the storage space to a new location;

receive an acknowledgement of the copy instruction from the storage subsystem;
transmit, in response to the acknowledgement of the copy instruction, a write instruction to the storage subsystem, the write
instruction indicating to write the data to be written to the location in the storage space;

receive an acknowledgement of the write instruction from the storage subsystem; and
transmit, in response to the acknowledgement of the write instruction, an acknowledgement of the write request to the client
system.

US Pat. No. 9,172,331

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A power supply circuit used for power amplification, comprising:
a push-pull amplifier unit for amplifying an input signal by push-pull amplification schemes;
a variable power supply unit for varying by a control signal a voltage level of a power supply voltage to be supplied to said
push-pull amplifier unit in response;

a timing adjustment unit for delaying an input signal inputted to said push-pull amplifier unit; and
a control unit for outputting a control signal which controls the voltage level of the power supply voltage based on said
input signal,

characterized in that said control unit causes, in a case of rise-up of the control signal, said control signal to rise at
an early timing adapted for a transition time of voltage level changeover with respect to a delay time in said timing adjustment
unit and, in a case of fall-down of the control signal, causes said control signal to fall at a timing of said delay time.

US Pat. No. 9,170,380

FERRULE OF MULTILAYER WAVEGUIDE CONNECTOR

International Business Ma...

1. A multilayer waveguide connector, comprising:
a stack of waveguide layers; and
a ferrule including a wall presenting a first face opposite a second face, the first face including a mechanical alignment
structure where one end of the stack is fixed;

the mechanical alignment structure comprising mechanical alignment slots arranged in a bidirectional lattice structure, the
mechanical alignment slots including first slots disposed in a first direction, the first slots configured to respectively
receive one end of individual waveguide layers of the stack, and second slots disposed in a second direction different from
the first direction, the second slots configured to respectively receive protrusions transverse from a main surface of the
individual waveguide layers of the stack; and

the second face comprising an array of lenses in optical communication with the stack.

US Pat. No. 9,173,120

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING RECEIVED DATA IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for communicating data within a wireless network, the method comprising:
receiving, at a base station, an indication of a measurement type from a wireless communication device;
receiving, at the base station, a first wireless transmission pertaining to a first measurement performed by the wireless
communication device;

in response to the received transmission, obtaining a value of a second measurement of the measurement type, wherein the second
measurement is performed by a sensor associated with the base station; and

determining a value of the first measurement based on the received transmission and the value of the second measurement performed
by the sensor associated with the base station;

wherein determining a value of the first measurement based on the received transmission and the second measurement comprises:
deciding based on the received transmission and the value of the second measurement whether to request a second wireless transmission
pertaining to the first measurement;

requesting the second wireless transmission from the wireless communication device; and
determining the value of the first measurement based on the second wireless transmission; and
wherein deciding based on the received transmission and the second measurement whether to request the second wireless transmission
comprises:

decoding the received transmission to generate a first estimate of the first measurement;
comparing the first estimate of the first measurement with a value of the second measurement; and
deciding based on the comparison whether to request the second wireless transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,173,131

MOBILITY LOAD BALANCE PROCESSING METHOD, RELAY NODE, DONOR BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

6. A donor base station (DBS), comprising:
a processor configured to detect whether a transport network layer resource of an S1 interface between the DBS and a relay
node (RN) of the DBS exceeds a first mobility load balance trigger threshold, or detect whether a hardware resource of the
DBS exceeds a second mobility load balance trigger threshold, or detect whether a transport network layer resource of an S1
interface between the DBS and a serving gateway (SGW) exceeds a third mobility load balance trigger threshold, or detect whether
a radio resource load of a cell of the DBS exceeds a fourth mobility load balance trigger threshold; and

a transmitter configured to send indication information to the RN to hand over at least one user equipment (UE) in a cell
of the RN to a neighboring cell served by a base station or a relay station;

wherein the transmitter is further configured to send, according to load status information of a transport network layer of
a first S1 interface between the DBS, and the RN and load status information of a transport network layer of a second S1 interface
between the DBS and the SGW, load status information of the transport network layer of the S1 interface to the base station
or the relay station that serves the neighboring cell, so as to hand over at least one UE in the neighboring cell to a cell
of the RN.

US Pat. No. 9,172,748

DELTACASTING FOR OVERLAPPING REQUESTS

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for multicasting over a communications system having a server side and a plurality of clients in communication
over a shared communications infrastructure, the method comprising:
receiving a content request at the server side from a first client over the communications infrastructure;
communicating content data blocks invoked by the content request to the first client via a first content stream over the communications
infrastructure in response to the content request;

determining, by the server side according to a global stream model, whether the content request matches at least an elapsed
portion of a second content stream being communicated to a second client,

the global stream model maintaining models of active session streams being communicated over the communications infrastructure,
and

the second content stream being one of the active session streams, having the elapsed portion already communicated to the
second client, and having a remaining portion not yet communicated to the second client; and

multicasting, when the content request matches the elapsed portion of the content stream, at least some of the remaining portion
of the second content stream from the server side to the first and second clients over the communications infrastructure concurrently
with communicating the content data blocks to the first client over the first client session stream.

US Pat. No. 9,169,907

SPINDLE DRIVE

Wittenstein AG, Igershei...

1. A spindle drive for a linear actuator comprising a spindle, a spindle nut which interacts with the spindle, and a lubricating
channel outlet which opens between the spindle and the spindle nut for lubricating the spindle and the spindle nut, the spindle
drive further comprising a stationary channel system and a rotatable channel system connected to the stationary channel system
for feeding lubricant to the lubricating channel outlet, wherein the rotatable channel system is arranged at least partially
in at least one of the spindle and a hollow-shaft rotor of the spindle drive, wherein the rotatable channel system comprises
a radial channel, and wherein the spindle drive comprises a transfer space which is arranged between the stationary channel
system and the rotatable channel system, wherein the transfer space is of annular configuration, and wherein the transfer
space is configured to be at least partially concentric with respect to a longitudinal axis of the spindle.

US Pat. No. 9,172,821

WIRELESS INTERNET GATEWAY LIMITING MESSAGE DISTRIBUTION

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A wireless Internet gateway method, comprising:
interfacing with at least one physical application server;
providing a Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) handler to communicate using RMI protocol with said at least one physical
application server;

passing a text message to a generic protocol destination interface; and
passing said text message from said generic protocol destination interface to a destination handler;
wherein said at least one physical application server provides a communication path to a physical Internet Protocol (IP) network
using a protocol supported by said at least one physical application server independent of said RMI protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,170,276

COAXIAL CABLE MEMBER COUPLED TO A SIGNAL TERMINAL, A GROUND TERMINAL AND AN AUXILIARY GROUND CONDUCTOR WITH AN ELASTICALLY-DEFORMABLE PIECE

Molex Japan Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A cable assembly, the cable assembly comprising:
a co-axial cable, the co-axial cable including a cable member;
an insulating member, the insulating member being provided on a tip of the cable member, and including a upper surface and
a lower surface, the upper and lower surfaces facing mutually opposite directions along the direction in which the tip of
the cable member is inserted;

a signal terminal, the signal terminal being electrically connected to a signal conductor of the co-axial cable, extending
in the direction in which the tip of the cable member is inserted, and being provided on the upper surface;

a ground terminal, the ground terminal being electrically connected to a ground conductor of the co-axial cable, extending
in the direction in which the tip of the cable member is inserted, being provided in a parallel manner with the signal terminal
on the upper surface the—tip of which is bent on the upper surface side toward the lower surface; and

an auxiliary ground conductor, the auxiliary ground connector extending in the direction in which the tip of the cable member
is inserted, being provided in a manner so as to face the lower surface, and including an elastically-deformed piece bent
on the insulating member formed on a tip of the auxiliary ground conductor;

wherein the elastically-deformed piece, in an elastically deformed status, comes in contact with the tip of the ground terminal
protruding from the lower surface, when the auxiliary ground conductor is positioned facing the lower surface.

US Pat. No. 9,173,325

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR BACK TO BACK ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
a first and second electronic image assembly where the two image assemblies are positioned back to back;
a first closed gaseous loop encircling the first image assembly;
a second closed gaseous loop encircling the second image assembly;
a heat exchanger placed within the path of both the first and second closed gaseous loops;
a circulating fan assembly positioned to force circulating gas through the first gaseous loop, second gaseous loop, and heat
exchanger; and

an open loop fan which forces ambient air through the heat exchanger;
wherein the ambient air is not permitted to mix with the circulating gas.

US Pat. No. 9,173,054

DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
processing, by the WTRU from a touch display, an input to select media in an application;
detecting, by the WTRU over bluetooth, another WTRU;
processing, by the WTRU, another input from the touch display to select the another WTRU;
sending, by the WTRU to the selected another WTRU, a message to transfer the selected media;
receiving, by the WTRU, an acceptance to transfer the selected media; and
transferring, by the WTRU to the selected another WTRU over WiFi, the selected media.

US Pat. No. 9,172,457

FREQUENCY RE-USE FOR SERVICE AND GATEWAY BEAMS

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for communicating data in a geosynchronous satellite system, the method comprising:
receiving, at a geosynchronous satellite, a plurality of uplink service signals, at least one of the plurality of uplink service
signals including a request from a subscriber terminal for data, the at least one uplink service signal being received using
a first uplink frequency range and a first polarization;

frequency translating the uplink service signal at the geosynchronous satellite into a downlink feeder signal;
transmitting the downlink feeder signal to a gateway, the gateway communicatively coupled to a network providing access to
the data;

receiving, at the geosynchronous satellite, an uplink feeder signal from the gateway, the uplink feeder signal including a
response to the request, the response comprising the data, the uplink feeder signal from the gateway being received using
a second uplink frequency range and the first polarization, wherein the first uplink frequency range and the second uplink
frequency range contain at least one common frequency;

frequency translating the uplink feeder signal at the geosynchronous satellite into a downlink service signal; and
transmitting the downlink service signal to the subscriber terminal, to provide the response comprising the data to the subscriber
terminal,

wherein the subscriber terminal is located within a beam coverage area that is geographically separated from a beam coverage
area where the gateway terminal is located.

US Pat. No. 9,172,525

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMPENSATING FOR TIME PATH

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for calculating a path compensation time value in a first communication apparatus, wherein the first communication
apparatus is connected to a second apparatus comprising a service board unit and a compensation unit through a first fiber
and a second fiber, and the path compensation time value is used to compensate transmission delay asymmetry between transmission
delay introduced by the first fiber and transmission delay introduced by the second fiber, the method comprising:
receiving a first time stamp comprised in a first data packet that is sent by the service board unit through the first fiber,
wherein the first time stamp indicates the transmitting time of the first data packet;

receiving a second time stamp comprised in a second data packet that is sent by the compensation unit through the second fiber,
wherein the second time stamp indicates the transmitting time of the second data packet;

calculating a transmission delay introduced by the first fiber according to the first time stamp, calculating a transmission
delay introduced by the second fiber according to the second time stamp, and calculating the path compensation time value,
wherein the path compensation time value equals to a half of a difference between the transmission delay introduced by the
first fiber and the transmission delay introduced by the second fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,172,403

REDUCING PORT REQUIREMENT OF ANTENNA SWITCH IN MULTI-BAND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
an antenna;
an antenna switch, having N transceiving ports, the antenna switch being coupled to the antenna and selecting one of the transceiving
ports for transceiving signal with the antenna;

at least one switch unit, having a first end, a second end, a third end and a fourth end, the first end of the switch unit
being coupled to a first transceiving port of the transceiving ports, and the third end of the switch unit being coupled to
a second transceiving port of the transceiving ports;

a transceiver, having M transmitting ports and M receiving ports, one of the transmitting ports being coupled to the fourth
end of the switch unit, and one of the receiving ports being coupled to the second end of the switch unit,

wherein, the first end is connected to the fourth end of the switch unit and the third end is connected to the second end
of the switch unit when the antenna switch is in a first status, and the first end is connected to the second end of the switch
unit and the third end is connected to the fourth end of the switch unit when the antenna switch is in a second status, and
M and N are positive integers;

at least two modems, one of the at least two modems is configured to generate a selecting signal to switch the antenna switch
into one of the first status and the second status;

at least one first filter, coupled between the first end of the switch unit and the first transceiving port; and
at least one second filter, coupled between the third end of the switch unit and the second transceiving port.

US Pat. No. 9,169,553

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PRODUCING METHOD

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A semiconductor device producing method comprising:
transferring a substrate into a processing chamber;
thereafter forming a silicon nitride film on the substrate by repeating the following a plurality of times in the following
order:

supplying a gas including silicon into the processing chamber,
exhausting the processing chamber,
supplying a plasma-activated ammonia gas into the processing chamber, and
exhausting the processing chamber;
thereafter transferring the substrate out of the processing chamber;
thereafter removing accretion that has been adhered to an inside of the processing chamber by supplying a cleaning gas including
fluorine into the processing chamber; and

thereafter removing fluorine included in the cleaning gas remaining in the processing chamber and forming a silicon nitride
film inside the processing chamber by repeating the following a plurality of times:

supplying the gas including silicon into the processing chamber,
exhausting the processing chamber,
supplying the plasma-activated ammonia gas into the processing chamber, and
exhausting the processing chamber, wherein
the gas including silicon and the plasma-activated ammonia gas are respectively supplied from first and second nozzles, the
first and second nozzles being independently and exclusively connected to the processing chamber,

the cleaning gas is supplied from the first nozzle and is not supplied from the second nozzle,
an inert gas is supplied from the second nozzle while supplying the cleaning gas, and wherein
a temperature in the processing chamber when removing fluorine included in the cleaning as remaining in the processing chamber
and forming the silicon nitride film inside the processing chamber is lower than a temperature in the processing chamber when
supplying the cleaning gas into the process chamber,

the temperature in the processing chamber when removing fluorine included in the cleaning as remaining in the processing chamber
and forming the silicon nitride film inside the processing chamber is the same as a temperature in the processing chamber
when forming the silicon nitride film on the substrate, and

a time for removing fluorine included in the cleaning as remaining in the processing chamber and forming the silicon nitride
film inside the processing chamber is shorter than a time for forming the silicon nitride film on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,173,322

CONSTRICTED CONVECTION COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A system for cooling an electronic display having a posterior display surface and contained within a housing, the system
comprising:
a constricted convection plate placed posterior to the posterior display surface covering the majority of the posterior display
surface;

at least one bracket which connects the posterior display surface with the constricted convection plate; and
a fan placed to draw ambient air between the constricted convection plate and the rear posterior.

US Pat. No. 9,172,999

BEHAVIORAL KEYWORD IDENTIFICATION BASED ON THEMATIC CHANNEL VIEWING

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method performed by a computer device, the method comprising:
obtaining, by the computer device, a viewing history, associated with a customer, from a set-top box associated with the customer,
wherein the viewing history relates a particular television channel to a duration time associated with the particular television
channel;

determining, by the computer device, a keyword, associated with the customer, based on the obtained viewing history;
determining, by the computer device, all television channels, in the obtained viewing history, that are associated with the
keyword;

determining, by the computer device, a total viewing duration for the keyword based on a sum of the duration times of all
the television channels associated with the keyword;

determining, by the computer device, a duration score for the keyword based on the determined total viewing duration for the
keyword;

calculating, by the computer device, a keyword score based on the determined duration score;
selecting, by the computer device, an advertisement, associated with the keyword, based on the calculated keyword score; and
providing, by the computer device, the selected advertisement to the set-top box associated with the customer, based on selecting
the advertisement.

US Pat. No. 9,171,602

ELECTRONIC ELEMENTS BASED ON QUASITWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON/HOLE GAS AT CHARGED DOMAIN WALLS IN FERROELECTRICS

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A device comprising:
a ferroic material having a ferroelectric order parameter and including at least two domains;
a first and second electrode in electrical contact with the ferroic material;
wherein the device is configured to form a head-to-head polarization orientation or a tail-to-tail polarization orientation
at an interface between the two domains to form a stable charged domain wall compensated by a free electron or hole gas at
said interface and between the first and second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,170,544

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus for forming an image on each of recording media, the image forming apparatus comprising:
an optical sensor to irradiate each of the recording media with light to detect smoothness of each of the recording media
according to a strength of specularly reflected light of the light with which each of the recording media is irradiated; and

a processor to compare a smoothness of one of the recording media and an average in smoothness of a remaining of the recording
media detected before the smoothness of the one of the recording media is detected, and to determine whether a normal image
can be formed on the one of the recording media based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,170,339

RADIATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A radiation measurement apparatus comprising:
a visible image acquisition unit that picks up a visible image;
a radiation intensity acquisition unit that measures intensity distribution of radiation coming from a direction being substantially
equal to an image picking up direction of the visible image acquisition unit;

an intensity display unit that displays an image obtained by overlaying the intensity distribution of radiation, which is
represented by using a plurality of colors being allocated to the intensity distribution of radiation on the visible image;

a movement distance calculation unit that calculates a movement distance between the visible images successively picked up
by the visible image acquisition unit; and

a resolution improvement unit that obtains a high resolution intensity distribution of the radiation intensity distribution
by overlaying a plurality of the radiation intensity distribution with a situation where the movement distance calculated
by the movement distance calculation unit is shifted.

US Pat. No. 9,172,265

BATTERY CHARGER, VOLTAGE MONITORING DEVICE AND SELF-DIAGNOSIS METHOD OF REFERENCE VOLTAGE CIRCUIT

LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., ...

1. A battery charger comprising:
a first reference voltage generating circuit that outputs a first reference voltage and a first divided voltage generated
by dividing the first reference voltage;

a second reference voltage generating circuit that outputs a second reference voltage and a second divided voltage generated
by dividing the second reference voltage;

an A/D converter that includes a reference voltage input section and an A/D conversion voltage input section; and
a switching section that supplies the first reference voltage or the second reference voltage to the reference voltage input
section and that supplies one of the first divided voltage, the second divided voltage and a voltage from a battery cell to
the A/D conversion voltage input section.

US Pat. No. 9,169,675

CLOSURE DEVICE FOR A COMPARTMENT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A closure device for a vehicle glove compartment, said closure device comprising:
a flap that functions as a latch handle and configured to pivot to an open position and pivot to a closed position of the
glove compartment, the flap displaceable to a blocked position by a first force acting on an outer surface of the flap in
a first direction, wherein the flap comprises a pivoting mechanism with a lock, the flap movable by the first force to the
blocked position where the lock is moved into engagement with a locking element to prevent pivoting of the flap and thereby
lock the flap in the blocked position, wherein when the first force is removed from acting on the outer surface, said flap
is displaceable to a released position by a second force acting in a second direction opposite to the first direction, in
which when the flap is in the released position the flap may pivot from the released position to the open position or to the
closed position, and wherein a spring provides the second force that biases the flap in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,170,939

EARLY DE-ALLOCATION OF WRITE BUFFER IN AN SSD

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage system, comprising:
non-volatile solid state memory comprising non-volatile storage units and a temporary register;
a data storage controller configured to receive a write command including a plurality of logical segments of data from a host;
a write buffer allocated by the controller to receive a portion of the plurality of logical segments of data and accumulate
a physical segment of data corresponding to a write unit of the solid state memory; and

a solid state memory controller coupled to the non-volatile solid state memory, the solid state memory controller configured
to transmit the accumulated data from the write buffer to the temporary storage register in the solid state memory each time
the write buffer accumulates a physical segment of data,

wherein the data storage controller is further configured to:
acknowledge completion of the write command to the host after the last logical segment of data is written to the write buffer;
and

deallocate the write buffer after the solid state memory completes reception of the accumulated data from the write buffer
into the temporary storage register.

US Pat. No. 9,169,422

METHOD OF COATING LIQUID OPTICALLY CLEAR ADHESIVES ONTO RIGID SUBSTRATES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making an optical assembly, comprising:
providing a display panel;
providing a substantially transparent substrate;
disposing a thixotropic liquid optically clear composition with a coating head onto at least one of the display panel and
the substrate;

disposing the other of the display panel and the substrate on the liquid composition; and
curing the liquid optically clear composition.

US Pat. No. 9,172,570

COMPENSATION OF OSCILLATOR FREQUENCY PULLING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A transmitter, comprising:
an amplitude modulation path;
a frequency modulation path including a phase locked loop (PLL) comprising a controllable oscillator and a phase detector;
and

an amplitude to frequency distortion compensation unit configured to generate a compensation signal based on amplitude data
from the amplitude modulation path, and error data based on an output of the phase detector, and wherein the amplitude data
is filtered by a transfer function that models a transfer function from the controllable oscillator to an output of the phase
detector, and further configured to provide the compensation signal to a node in a feedforward path of the PLL,

wherein the amplitude to distortion compensation unit is configured to generate the compensation signal using a training sequence
before an actual packet transmission by the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,171,841

FIELD PLATE TRENCH TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor transistor including a field plate trench transistor comprising:
a trench structure;
a field electrode structure embedded in the trench structure, the field electrode structure being electrically insulated from
a semiconductor body by an insulation structure; and

a voltage divider between a source terminal and a drain terminal,
the voltage divider including a series circuit comprising at least one resistor and at least one diode, the series circuit
being connected between the source and drain terminals, wherein

the field electrode structure is electrically connected to the voltage divider, and the at least one diode is a body substrate
diode.

US Pat. No. 9,170,523

OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR PERFORMING THE SAME AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. An optical scanning apparatus for optically scanning at least one scanning target surface, the optical scanning apparatus
comprising:
a light source;
a light-flux dividing unit disposed on a main optical path of a main light flux emitted from the light source, and the light-flux
dividing unit configured to spatially divide the main light flux;

an optical deflector disposed on a divided optical path of the divided light flux, and the optical deflector configured to
deflect the divided optical path;

an optical path opening/closing switch unit disposed on the divided optical path between the light-flux dividing unit and
the optical deflector, and the optical path opening/closing switch unit configured to block a portion of the divided optical
path, the portion of the divided optical path associated with a polarization of the divided light flux, the optical path opening/closing
switch unit including,

a shielding member configured to interrupt the portion of the divided optical path,
a rotary unit configured to move the shielding member in a first direction to interrupt the divided optical path, and
a drive unit configured to rotate the rotary unit in a second direction to interrupt the divided optical path, the first direction
and the second direction being different, the drive unit includes an arm connected to the rotary unit by a pin; and

a controller configured to control operation of interrupting or passing the portion of the divided optical path by the optical
path opening/closing switch unit.

US Pat. No. 9,168,406

AUTOMATIC ACTUATION OF A GENERAL PURPOSE HAND EXTINGUISHER

KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. An automatic fire extinguisher (AFE) valve assembly, comprising:
a valve body;
a push rod defining an angled face and disposed in the valve body;
a poppet stem arranged perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the push rod, disposed in the valve body and continuously contacting
the angled face of the lush rod to in maintaining a closed position of the assembly, apply a continuous force to the push
rod in a direction opposite a force applied to the push rod by an actuator of the automatic fire extinguisher;

a poppet-to-valve-body seal coupled to the poppet stem and disposed in the valve body; and
a poppet-return spring coupled to the poppet stem and disposed in the valve body, wherein the push rod is configured to force
the poppet stem toward a cylinder of the automatic fire extinguisher to open the poppet-to-valve-body seal for creating fluid
communication between the cylinder and a main outlet of the assembly, allowing extinguishing agent from the cylinder to flow
from the main outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,173,217

BASE STATION CALIBRATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method of calibrating a base station comprising a plurality of antennas, the method comprising:
receiving first correction information from a system module, the correction information determined from a first calibration
of the base station;

receiving at a radio frequency module signals received from at least one antenna of the base station; and
determining second correction information on the basis of the received signals and the first correction information, wherein
the received signals from the at least one antenna is a training sequence comprising signal distortions.

US Pat. No. 9,171,021

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING STORAGE DEVICE IN HYBRID STORAGE ENVIRONMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for configuring a storage device in a hybrid storage environment, the method comprising:
acquiring a plurality of attribute parameters of each storage device in a plurality of storage devices, wherein the attribute
parameters comprise at least two of the following: capacity, latency, bandwidth, cost, energy consumption, and size;

performing calculation according to the plurality of attribute parameters to obtain a priority of each storage device;
acquiring a storage priority of each data object;
performing matching according to the storage priority of each data object and the priority of each storage device, so as to
store each data object into a storage device with a priority corresponding to the storage priority of the data object; and

wherein performing calculation according to the plurality of attribute parameters to obtain a priority of each storage device
comprises:

calculating a comprehensive priority score of each storage device according to the following formula (1):

wherein ?1 to ?6 are influencing factors set by a user, each of which is greater than or equal to 0 and less than 1, but both ?1 and ?2 are not equal to 0 at the same time, and ?3, ?4, ?5 and ?6 are not equal to 0 at the same time; and

determining the priority of each storage device according to the comprehensive priority score of each storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,173,181

ADAPTER THAT CONVERTS PRECISION TIME PROTOCOL (PTP) TO GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method for relaying a global positioning system (GPS) signal using an Ethernet cable, comprising:
receiving a power over Ethernet (PoE) flow and a precision time protocol (PTP) at an adapter;
converting at least one of the PoE flow or the PTP to the GPS signal in the adapter; and
sending the GPS signal to a type of base station, wherein the GPS signal includes a L1 band frequency but does not include
location data and subframes 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 9,172,140

MULTIPLE INPUT LOOP ANTENNA

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A multiple input loop antenna comprising:
a ground plane;
one or more half-loop antennas disposed above said ground plane wherein the plane of each half loop is perpendicular to said
ground plane, each of said one or more half-loop antennas having first and second input ports;

one-half of a circular loop; and
a pair of vertical posts disposed through said ground plane and upon which said one-half of a circular loop is disposed and
wherein the height of said vertical posts and the horizontal separation between said vertical posts are selected to match
an impedance characteristic at the first and second input ports.

US Pat. No. 9,169,391

POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITION

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising:
a first poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 15,000 to about
40,000;

a polysiloxane-polycarbonate copolymer present in an amount less than the weight percentage of the first poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate
copolymer; and

glass fibers;
wherein the composition has a flexural modulus measured according to ISO 178 of at least 3000 MPa,
wherein the composition comprises up to about 75 wt % of the first poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate copolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,173,335

COMPLEX CIRCUIT BOARD FABRICATION METHOD

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A complex circuit board fabrication method for combining a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) with a flexible printed
circuit (FPC), comprising the steps of:
forming a first fixing portion on a connecting section of said printed circuit board assembly, a first connecting unit being
disposed on the connecting section;

forming a first fixing hole on a contacting section of said flexible printed circuit, said first fixing hole corresponding
to said first fixing portion, a second connecting unit being disposed on the contacting section;

inserting said first fixing portion of said printed circuit board assembly into said first fixing hole of said flexible printed
circuit, and the first connecting unit facing and contacting the second connecting unit;

bending said flexible printed circuit at said first fixing hole to form a first bend portion;
bending said flexible printed circuit from another side of the contacting section to form a second bend portion; and
electrically connecting said flexible printed circuit to said printed circuit board assembly by connecting the first connecting
unit and the second connecting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,173,204

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING RADIO ACCESS BEARERS FOR ENHANCED UPLINK SERVICES

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for controlling enhanced uplink (EU) transmission, implemented by a Node B, comprising:
receiving, by a Node B, configuration information from a radio network controller (RNC), the configuration information including
a maximum number of retransmissions associated with each of a plurality of medium access control for dedicated channel (MAC-d)
flows for an EU channel; and

transmitting performance information to the RNC, the performance information indicating that the maximum number of retransmissions
associated with one of the plurality of MAC-d flows is exceeded.

US Pat. No. 9,171,327

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-VEHICLE NAVIGATED SHOPPING

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, via a navigation-enabled mobile device, a destination location;
accessing, on the navigation-enabled mobile device, a route to the destination location;
location of the navigation-enabled mobile device and a plurality of retail locations:
displaying, on the navigation-enabled mobile device, the route, the displaying including indicating a plurality of items for
purchase at the plurality of retail locations, each retail location of the plurality of retail locations is within the threshold
travel;

receiving, via the navigation-enabled mobile device, selection of a selected item, the selected item selected from the plurality
of items identified along the route for purchase from an associated retail location of the plurality of retail locations;

receiving, via the navigation-enabled mobile device, a second selected item from the plurality of items identified along the
route;

updating the route, on the navigation-enabled mobile device, in response to receiving the second selected item to include
a second retail location associated with the second selected item as a second intermediate destination along the route to
the destination location;

presenting purchase options, including immediate payment via the navigation-enabled mobile device: and
triggering a purchase, via the navigation-enabled mobile device, of the selected item from the associated retail location
along the route.

US Pat. No. 9,170,120

VEHICLE NAVIGATION PLAYBACK METHOD

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. An automotive vehicle navigation method, said method comprising the steps of:
obtaining electronic textual navigation information;
converting the textual navigation information into audio data;
storing the audio data within the vehicle;
playing back the audio data within the vehicle in sequential increments that correspond to respective legs of a trip being
made by the vehicle;

storing the electronic textual navigation information within the vehicle;
playing back the electronic textual navigation information within the vehicle in sequential increments that correspond to
the respective legs of the trip being made by the vehicle, wherein the audio data and the electronic textual navigation information
are stored and played back together in a sequential tracks corresponding to the respective legs of the trip;

obtaining electronic graphical navigation information;
storing the electronic graphical navigation information within the vehicle;
playing back the electronic graphical navigation information within the vehicle in sequential increments that correspond to
the respective legs of the trip being made by the vehicle; and

selectively switching between the playing back of the electronic textual navigation information and the playing back of the
electronic graphical navigation information.

US Pat. No. 9,170,382

CONNECTOR WITH BUILT-IN MODULE

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

1. A connector incorporating a module, comprising:
a connector main body case including a first portion, that, when the connector main body case is connected to a socket provided
at an inner side of an exterior case of a device, penetrates to the inner side of the exterior case, and a second portion
that is disposed at an outer side of the exterior case;

a module disposed inside the connector main body case and provided with an optical component that implements communication
of optical signals, an electrical component connected with the optical component, and a second electrical terminal connected
with the electrical component and connectable with a first electrical terminal provided at the socket; and

a heat propagation portion configured to propagate heat generated by the electrical component to the first portion of the
connector main body case.

US Pat. No. 9,170,494

ANTIREFLECTIVE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (...

11. A process for forming an image on a photoresist comprising:
(a) coating and baking a substrate with the anti-reflective coating composition of claim 1;
(b) coating and baking a layer of photoresist film on top of the anti-reflective coating;
(c) image-wise exposing the photoresist to radiation;
(d) developing an image in the photoresist; and
(e) optionally, baking the substrate after the exposing step.

US Pat. No. 9,173,176

WIRELESS MULTI-CELL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING RESOURCE POWER TO PROVIDE HIGH SPEED DOWNLINK PACKET ACCESS SERVICES

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A Node B comprising:
circuitry configured to receive a first Iub signal from a radio network controller (RNC) indicating a maximum transmit power
level for all channel codes transmitted by the Node B; wherein the circuitry is further configured to receive a second Iub
signal from the RNC indicating a maximum transmit power level for high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) and high speed
shared control channel (HS-SCCH) codes of the Node B; wherein the circuitry is further configured to transmit at least the
HS-DSCH and HS-SCCH codes at a power level that does not exceed the maximum transmit power level for HS-DSCH and HS-SCCH codes
of the Node B; and wherein the circuitry is further configured to transmit an Iub signal to the RNC indicating a power associated
with the HS-DSCH.

US Pat. No. 9,167,787

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV422147

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV422147, wherein a sample of seed of corn variety CV422147 has been deposited under ATCC Accession
No. PTA-122129.

US Pat. No. 9,170,590

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOAD ADAPTIVE LDO BIAS AND COMPENSATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An adaptive low dropout (LDO) regulator comprising:
a pass gate, having a pass gate output and having a control input for receiving a pass gate control signal, wherein the pass
gate is configured to provide, for a load current, a variable resistance current path from an external power rail to the pass
gate output, at a resistance based, at least in part, on the pass gate control signal, and to output the load current from
the pass gate output;

a load-based bias controller circuit, configured to generate a load-based bias control signal at a value that corresponds
to the load current, wherein the load-based bias control signal switches from a first bias control level to a second bias
control level in response to the load current increasing past a threshold and switches from the second bias control level
to the first bias control level in response to the load current decreasing from a level that is above the threshold to a level
that is less than the threshold;

an adaptive bias differential amplifier, having a first input, a second input and a transistor, wherein the first input is
coupled to the pass gate output, and the transistor has a gate coupled to the first input or to the second input,

wherein the adaptive bias differential amplifier is configured to receive the load-based bias control signal with a bias current,
the bias current being, in response to the first bias control level of the load-based bias control signal, a light load bias
current and, in response to the second bias control level of the load-based bias control signal, being a heavy load bias current,
wherein the light load bias current is higher than the heavy load bias current, and wherein the adaptive bias differential
amplifier is further configured to generate the pass gate control signal based on voltages received on the first input and
the second input.

US Pat. No. 9,168,947

POWER STEERING SYSTEM

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power steering system mounted in an engine room in a vehicle and providing a steering assist force to steered road wheels,
comprising:
a steering shaft to which a turning force from a steering wheel is transmitted;
a pinion shaft which is provided at the steering shaft and housed in a pinion shaft housing portion, the pinion shaft supported
by a pair of bearings in the pinion shaft housing portion;

a torque sensor which is provided at the steering shaft, has a coil in a sensor housing, and detects a steering torque generated
at the steering shaft;

a rack housing whose inside space communicates with an inside space of the sensor housing the rack housing forming a gear
housing part along with the pinion shaft housing portion;

a rack shaft which is provided movably in a shaft direction thereof in the rack housing and converts a turning motion of the
steering shaft to a shaft direction movement of the steered road wheels by engaging with the pinion shaft;

a motor housing whose inside space communicates with the inside space of the rack housing;
an electric motor which is provided in the motor housing, has a stator and a rotor and provides the steering assist force
to the pinion shaft or the rack shaft through a speed reducer;

an ECU housing which is formed integrally with the motor housing and whose inside space communicates with the inside space
of the motor housing, an inside space of the pinion shaft housing portion communicating with the sensor housing, the rack
housing, the motor housing, and the ECU housing;

a motor control unit which is housed in the ECU housing and has electronic elements that control drive of the electric motor
on the basis of the steering torque; and

a respiration valve which is provided at any of the sensor housing, the rack housing, and the motor housing and is located
at an upper side with respect to an upper end, in a vertical direction, of the ECU housing so as to open to space located
at an upper side with respect to the bearing that is the bearing positioned at an upper side, in the vertical direction, of
the pair of bearings in a state in which the power steering system is mounted in a vehicle body, the respiration valve having
a function by which air can pass through the housing at which it is provided and between an inside and an outside of the ECU
housing in a bidirectional direction so as to absorb change of expansion/contraction of the air in the ECU housing while suppressing
entry of water from the outside.

US Pat. No. 9,173,310

LATCH FOR SECURING A COMPUTE NODE IN A COMPONENT STORAGE RACK

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A latch, comprising:
a frame securable to a proximal end of a compute node enclosure receivable within a chassis bay having at least one slot in
a side thereof;

a handle slidably secured to the frame, wherein the handle can slide linearly between an inward position and an outward position,
wherein a distal end of the handle has a drive pin extending therefrom;

a rigid pawl having a latch key, a distal end pivotally secured to the frame about a stationary pivot point on the frame,
and a channel that receives the drive pin;

wherein sliding the handle from the outward position to the inward position causes the drive pin to move within the channel,
push a proximal end of the pawl toward the side of the chassis bay, and deploy the latch key beyond the frame and into engagement
with a proximal end of the slot in the side of the chassis bay; and

wherein sliding the handle from the inward position to the outward position causes the drive pin to move within the channel,
pull the proximal end of the pawl away from the side of the chassis bay, and withdraw the latch key within the frame and out
of engagement with the proximal end of the slot in the side of the chassis bay.

US Pat. No. 9,169,521

POINT-OF-COLLECTION SAMPLE PREPARATION DEVICE AND METHOD

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An analyte detection device, the device comprising:
a multilayer member configured to receive a fluid-borne sample comprising at least one analyte in combination with one or
more non-analyte components, the multilayer member comprising at least:

a sample preparation layer comprising consecutive filter layers of a cell lysis layer and a concentrating layer, both configured
to dissolve upon receiving at least a portion of the fluid-borne sample to produce a solution comprising at least a portion
of the fluid-borne sample; and

an analysis cartridge in microfluidic communication with the multilayer member, the analysis cartridge configured to determine
a presence and/or a concentration of the analyte in the solution and

a microfluidic system providing microfluidic communication between the sample preparation layer and the analysis cartridge,
the microfluidic system comprising at least one of: a capillary tube; an electro-osmatic pump contact in communication with
a capillary tube; or a heater in thermal communication with a capillary tube.

US Pat. No. 9,172,555

DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A communication system with a plurality of distribution apparatuses each of which is connected to a group of corresponding
electronic control units, wherein
each of the distribution apparatuses comprises:
a storing unit that stores multiple types of data;
a synchronizing unit that synchronizes the data on the storing unit with data in a storing unit of another distribution apparatus
when determining that a predetermined period has started;

a receiving unit that receives different types of data transmitted periodically from a corresponding electronic control unit
in the group of corresponding electronic control units; and

a sending unit that sends data among the multiple types of data stored in the storing unit to the corresponding electronic
control unit, wherein

the receiving unit stores received data on the storing unit whenever receiving data during the predetermined period, and
the predetermined period is equal to or shorter than a period of data transmitting from the corresponding electronic control
unit mounted in a car.

US Pat. No. 9,170,714

MIXED TYPE TEXT EXTRACTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method comprising:
intercepting, by an electronic device, graphical data being output, by a first application, to a graphics processor of the
electronic device, the first application being an active application;

segmenting, by the electronic device, the graphical data into a plurality of zones;
associating, by the electronic device, each of the plurality of zones with one of a plurality of zone type designators, wherein
the plurality of zone type designators include at least a text field designator and an image field designator;

executing, by the electronic device, a text interception routine on a first zone from the plurality of zones to extract a
first portion of text data, the first zone being associated with the text field designator;

executing, by the electronic device, an optical character recognition routine on a second zone from the plurality of zones
to extract a second portion of text data, the second zone being associated with the image field designator;

responsive to extracting the first and second portions of text data:
changing, by the electronic device, an appearance of the first and second portions of text data to visually indicate at least
a portion of the first and second portions of text data as being selectable; and

displaying the first and second portions of text data and a text selection tool;
receiving, by the electronic device and via the text selection tool, a user input designating at least a subset of the first
and second portions of text data; and

executing, by the electronic device, one or more second applications, wherein at least the subset of the text data is available
for use by the one or more second applications in response to receiving the user input.

US Pat. No. 9,173,308

MOUNTING STRUCTURE OF FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SLIDING-TYPE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board comprising:
a flexible printed circuit board folded back and routed between slide facing surfaces of a first housing and a second housing
both being mechanically coupled to each other in a manner being freely slidable to electrically connect said first and second
housings wherein a height of a sidewall surface making up at least one of said first and second housings changes in a bending
manner along a freely slidable direction; and

a concave space portion on one slide facing surface making up at least one of said first and second housings to accommodate
flexible changes in folding-back curvature and folding-back position of said flexible printed circuit board caused by sliding
motion between said first and second housings,

wherein a depth of said concave space portion changes in a bending manner along a freely slidable direction;
wherein said flexible printed circuit board is always folded back toward an opposite direction to a direction of sliding open
motion, irrespective of sliding state between said first and second housings, and

wherein a folding-back portion of said flexible printed circuit board appears as a minimum curvature, even when said slide
facing surfaces are in a maximum opened sliding state.

US Pat. No. 9,169,000

LEADING EDGE RIB ASSEMBLY

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A leading edge rib assembly for an aircraft wing, the assembly comprising a rib; and a gear train comprising two or more
cogs which are mounted to the rib and coupled in series so as to transmit torque from a first one of the cogs at a first end
of the gear train to a second one of the cogs at a second end of the gear train, the sizes of the cogs in the gear train being
selected so that the first cog rotates at a higher rate than the second cog, and wherein at least one of the cogs is housed
within a recess of the rib.

US Pat. No. 9,173,302

CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE FILM AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A solar cell module comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells connected via a plurality of wiring members, wherein each
photovoltaic cell comprises:
(a) a plurality of surface electrodes, wherein the plurality of surface electrodes are formed on a substrate comprising at
least one material selected from the group consisting of single crystalline silicon and polycrystalline silicon; and

(b) a conductive adhesive film with a thickness of t disposed to electrically connect each surface electrode to each wiring
member of the plurality of the wiring members, wherein the conductive adhesive film comprises

(i) an insulating adhesive; and
(ii) a plurality of conductive particles having a mean particle size r, wherein a ratio of t/r is in a range of 2.0-9.0 and
a content of the conductive particles is 1.7-15.6 vol % based on a total volume of the conductive adhesive film,

wherein the mean particle size r of the conductive particles is at least ten-point average surface roughness Rz of the surface
electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,167,781

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV799972

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV799972, wherein a sample of seed of corn variety CV799972 has been deposited under ATCC Accession
No. PTA-122122.

US Pat. No. 9,173,220

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:
circuitry configured to control a process, the process comprising:
performing discrete Fourier transformations (DFT) on a plurality of symbol sequences, each symbol sequence corresponding to
one of a plurality of layers;

multiplying the plurality of DFT performed symbol sequences by a precoding matrix, generating a plurality of precoded symbol
sequences; and

mapping each of the plurality of precoded symbol sequences on a same set of discontinuous frequency resources, each frequency
resource being located on a separate position from other frequency resources on a frequency axis, wherein the same set of
discontinuous frequency resources means that a first set of discontinuous frequency resources to which a first precoded symbol
sequence is mapped, and a second set of discontinuous frequency resources to which a second precoded symbol sequence is mapped
share: a number of clusters used to map each precoded symbol sequence; a cluster size, the cluster size being a discontinuous
frequency resource bandwidth; and a frequency position of each cluster, wherein when a plurality of codewords are used, the
plurality of precoded symbol sequences derives from a plurality of first symbol sequences corresponding to a first codeword
and a plurality of second symbol sequences corresponding to a second codeword which is different from the first codeword;
and

a digital/analog converter, which, in operation, performs digital/analog conversion on the mapped plurality of precoded symbol
sequences.

US Pat. No. 9,172,126

MODULE AND COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A surface mount module adapted for transfer of a microwave signal between the surface mount module and a motherboard, the
surface mount module comprising:
a substrate;
a first microstrip conductor on a first side of the substrate; and
a second microstrip conductor on a second, opposite side of the substrate,
wherein the first microstrip conductor and the second microstrip conductor are connected with a connection through the surface
mount module,

wherein the connection comprises the first microstrip conductor being connected to a first foil of electrically conducting
material coated on the first side of the substrate,

wherein the first foil comprises an approximately rectangular shape having first, second, third, and fourth sides, wherein
the first and third sides are opposite one another, and the first microstrip conductor is in direct contact with the first
foil,

wherein the first foil is surrounded by electrically conducting trenches running through the substrate from the first side
to the second side of the substrate forming a substrate integrated waveguide,

wherein the trenches on the second side surround a second foil of electrically conducting material coated on the second side
of the substrate and connected to the second microstrip conductor, and

wherein the second foil comprises the approximately rectangular shape having first, second, third, and fourth sides, wherein
the first and third sides are opposite one another, and the second microstrip conductor is in direct contact with the second
foil, and

wherein the trenches are located only along the first side and the third side of the first foil, wherein the first microstrip
conductor is located at the second side of the first foil, and wherein the trenches are located only along the first side
and the third side of the second foil, and wherein the second microstrip conductor is located at the second side of the second
foil.

US Pat. No. 9,170,516

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image former that forms a pattern for positional deviation correction on an image carrier;
a detector that detects the pattern for positional deviation correction;
a controller that controls a positional deviation correction process in accordance with a result of detection of the detector;
a receiver that receives a color mode selected from among a plurality of color modes, each having a different number of colors
used for forming the pattern; and

circuitry configured to calculate a total pattern length so that a total length of the pattern for positional deviation correction
in a sub-scanning direction is equal in any of the color modes, wherein the image former forms the pattern for positional
deviation correction including the number of colors corresponding to the selected color mode so that the total length of the
pattern for positional deviation correction is equal to the calculated total pattern length.

US Pat. No. 9,170,457

LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal lens panel comprising:
a first lens substrate comprising:
a common electrode;
an active region,
an alignment region which overlaps an entire of the active region and extends further than the active region,
a seal line region which is outside of the alignment region,
a light blocking region which is between the seal line region and the alignment region, and
a peripheral region which surrounds the active region;
a second lens substrate which faces the first lens substrate and comprises a plurality of lens electrodes which is arranged
in the active region;

an alignment layer in the alignment region
a sealant in the seal line region;
a light blocking pattern in the light blocking region;
liquid crystal in a cell gap between the first lens substrate and the second lens substrate, and in the active, alignment
and light blocking regions; and

a plurality of column spacers in the cell gap between the first lens substrate and the second lens substrate, wherein the
plurality of columns spacers in the cell gap maintains the cell gap,

wherein
the plurality of column spacers in the cell gap comprises:
a plurality of first column spacers in the active region, overlapping a portion of the plurality of lens electrodes, wherein
the portion of the plurality of lens electrodes has a size greater than the plurality of first column spacers; and

a plurality of second column spacers in a portion of the alignment region which overlaps the peripheral region.

US Pat. No. 9,172,792

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A method for wireless communication, executed by a first mobile electronic device and a second mobile electronic device,
comprising: sending, by the second mobile electronic device, a music to a wireless headset via Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile (A2DP) of Bluetooth; sending, by the first mobile electronic device, a notification of an incoming mobile phone call
to the second mobile electronic device; stop, by the second mobile electronic device, sending the music to the wireless headset;
receiving, by the first mobile electronic device, a response to the notification from the second mobile electronic device;
starting, by the first mobile electronic device, the incoming mobile phone call and directly transmitting a conversation of
the incoming mobile phone call between the first mobile electronic device and the wireless headset when the response indicates
the incoming mobile phone call is accepted; and resuming, by the second mobile electronic device, sending the music to the
wireless headset when the incoming mobile phone call ends; wherein sending, by the first mobile electronic device, a result
of dialing for an outgoing mobile phone call on a request from the second mobile electronic device, indicating whether the
outgoing mobile phone call is connected or disconnected to the second mobile electronic device, for showing the result to
a user, and starting, by the first mobile electronic device, the outgoing mobile phone call and transmitting, by the first
mobile electronic device, a conversation of the outgoing mobile phone call between the first mobile electronic device and
the wireless headset when the outgoing mobile phone call is connected.

US Pat. No. 9,172,721

SCALABLE INLINE BEHAVIORAL DDOS ATTACK MITIGATION

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. An apparatus capable of enforcing behavioral policies and preventing Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the
apparatus comprising:
a plurality of data interfaces configured to receive and forward or drop inbound/outbound packets;
a plurality of DDoS attack mitigation components configured to (i) continuously learn granular rates at a plurality of Open
System Interconnection (OSI) model network layers, wherein the granular rates represent observed rates of parameters for one
or more of OSI model layer 2, layer 3, layer 4 or layer 7 within the inbound/outbound packets during a period of time; (ii)
send information regarding the granular rates back to a controlling host; (iii) receive granular rate thresholds from the
controlling host, and (iv) perform adaptive DDoS attack mitigation based on the granular rate thresholds;

a switch, coupled to the plurality of DDoS attack mitigation components, configured to forward the inbound/outbound packets
to the plurality of DDoS attack mitigation components and remember a port on which the inbound/outbound packets were received
to facilitate forwarding of packets processed by the plurality of DDoS attack mitigation components over a corresponding pair
port;

a controlling host configured to (i) receive granular rate data relating to the learned granular rates from the plurality
of DDoS attack mitigation components, (ii) aggregate the received granular rate data in accordance with a scaling treatment
scheme to generate the granular rate thresholds and (iii) send the granular rate thresholds to the plurality of DDoS attack
mitigation components; and

a host interface connecting the plurality of DDoS attack mitigation components to the controlling host.

US Pat. No. 9,172,427

CROSSTALK CANCELLATION DEVICE AND METHOD WITH IMPROVED VECTORING STABILISATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A crosstalk cancellation method for cancelling crosstalk noise of at most M disturbing communication lines in a victim
communication line, said disturbing communication lines and said victim communication line forming part of a vectoring group,
and M being a positive integer number, wherein said crosstalk cancellation method comprises:
gradually decreasing a degree of crosstalk cancellation of at least one cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim
communication line in response to a crosstalk noise variation in said vectoring group requiring crosstalk noise of a not yet
cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim communication line to be cancelled, wherein

said gradually decreasing includes decreasing said degree of crosstalk cancellation of said at least one cancelled disturbing
communication line in said victim communication line through one or more intermediary stages between a maximum crosstalk cancellation
of said at least one cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim communication line and no crosstalk cancellation
of said at least one cancelled disturbing communication line in said victim communication line.

US Pat. No. 9,172,408

TRANSMITTER SUPPORTING TWO MODES

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A transmitter, comprising:
a first channel, for processing a first input signal to generate a first output signal,
wherein the first channel comprises:
a first filter, for filtering the first input signal to generate a filtered first input signal;
a first mixer, coupled to the first filter, for receiving the filtered first input signal and outputting the first output
signal by utilizing a first oscillation signal;

a first capacitor, wherein a node of the first capacitor is coupled between the first filter and the first mixer, and another
node of the first capacitor is coupled to a ground;

a second channel, comprising:
a second mixer, wherein the second mixer is arranged to receive a second oscillation signal, and the second mixer has an output
node and an input node; and

a second capacitor, wherein a node of the second capacitor is coupled to the input node of the second mixer, and another node
of the second capacitor is coupled to the ground; and

an output circuit, coupled to the first channel and the output node of the second channel, for receiving at least the first
output signal;

wherein the second mixer does not receive any input signal via the input node of the second mixer, and when the transmitter
is operated under a first mode, the first mixer receives the first oscillation signal and the second mixer receives the second
oscillation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,173,264

LED CONTROL DEVICE FOR PHASE-CUT DIMMING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. An LED control device for configuring a phase-cut dimming system according to an input signal; wherein the phase-cut dimming
system comprises an LED and a current switch; comprising:
a current control circuit for coupling with the current switch, and for generating a second output signal according to a current
flowing through the current switch;

a driving signal generating circuit for coupling with a control terminal of the current switch and the current control circuit,
and for generating a driving signal to configure a conduction status of the current switch according to the second output
signal and a periodic signal; and

a phase-cut detection circuit for receiving the input signal, and for comparing the input signal with a second reference signal;
wherein in a first period in which the input signal is greater than the second reference signal, the phase-cut detection circuit
configures a signal value of a second storage device to vary with the second output signal; in a second period in which the
input signal is less than the second reference signal, the phase-cut detection circuit configures the second storage device
to keep the signal value of the second storage device so as not to vary with the second output signal; in a third period in
which the input signal is greater than the second reference signal, the phase-cut detection circuit configures the signal
value of the second storage device to vary with the second output signal; and the second storage device is configured to be
operably coupled with the current control circuit and the driving signal generating circuit, and

wherein the current control circuit generates a first output signal according to the current flowing through the current switch
and generates the second output signal according to the first output signal and a first reference signal; in the first period,
the phase-cut detection circuit configures a signal value of a first storage device to vary with the first output signal;
in the second period, the phase-cut detection circuit configures the first storage device to keep the signal value of the
first storage device so as not to vary with the first output signal; in the third period, the phase-cut detection circuit
configures the signal value of the first storage device to vary with the first output signal; the first storage device is
configured to be operably coupled with the current control circuit; and the first storage device is configured to be in at
least one of the interior of the LED control device and the exterior of the LED control device.

US Pat. No. 9,168,808

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE DAMPER DEVICE

Tractive Suspension B.V.,...

1. A damper device comprising:
a cylinder with a piston that separates the cylinder in a first chamber and a second chamber, which chambers' can be filled
with a hydraulic fluid:

a bypass channel between said first and second chamber and a valve member connected thereto, said valve member comprising
a coil unit for generating a magnetic field;

a substantially closed magnetic loop for guiding the magnetic field generated by the coil unit, the magnetic loop comprising
a guide member and a closing member, said closing member being moveable relative to the guide member in a first direction
for opening and closing the bypass channel, said magnetic loop further comprising a first gap between the guide member and
closing member for allowing said movement of the closing member;

a spring device arranged to place the closing member under spring bias in said first direction; and
a non-magnetic spacer arranged in the first gap and connected to the closing member and/or the guide member,
wherein driving the coil unit generates a magnetic force acting on the closing member urging it to move against the spring
bias towards the guide member thereby lowering the first gap,

characterized in that the magnetic loop has a first magnetic reluctance attributed to the first gap and a second magnetic
reluctance attributed to a remainder of the magnetic loop, wherein the magnetic loop is configured such that the second magnetic
reluctance increases at least during part of the movement of the closing member towards the guide member.

US Pat. No. 9,171,314

CLOUD BASED MANAGEMENT OF AN IN-STORE DEVICE EXPERIENCE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of remotely managing a consumer experience in a retail store, the method comprising:
binding a plurality of demonstration devices to a retailer corresponding to a chain of retail stores, wherein the plurality
of demonstration devices are located in a plurality of non-virtual retail stores belonging to the chain of retail stores;

receiving demonstration device information that describes device hardware and software characteristics for each device in
a plurality of demonstration devices;

receiving a user-experience profile that specifies at least one device characteristic and a group of applications to be installed
on each device in the plurality of demonstration devices that has the at least one device characteristic, wherein the group
of applications to be installed is selected based on matching the at least one device characteristic specified by the user-experience
profile with the demonstration device information and provides a consistent consumer experience across the plurality of non-virtual
retail stores belonging to the chain of retail stores with regard to each device that has the at least one device characteristic;
and

communicating the group of applications to each device within the plurality of demonstration devices that conforms to the
user-experience profile to provide a consistent consumer experience on each device within the plurality of demonstration devices
located in the plurality of non-virtual stores.

US Pat. No. 9,169,972

FORCE COMPENSATING DEVICE AND USE IN A MEDICAL SYSTEM

1. A force compensating device comprising:
a force generating unit configured to generate a compensating force to at least partially counteract a tractive force acting
on the force compensating device;

a safety unit coupled to the force generating unit, wherein the safety unit is rotatable about a first axis of rotation, wherein
the safety unit comprises a first element and a second element that are rotatably connected to each other at a second axis
of rotation, and wherein the safety unit is configured to be moved from an operating position to a locked position by the
force generating unit when the force generating unit has a malfunction; and

a locking unit configured to block movement of the safety unit from the locked position to the operating position when the
safety unit is triggered as a result of the malfunction.

US Pat. No. 9,173,007

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZATION FOR DVB-S2 FRAME AND ITS ASSOCIATED FRAME STRUCTURE

THALES, Neuilly Sur Sein...

1. A communication system using the DVB-S2 standard, the system comprising:
a first transceiver U1 and a second transceiver U2, wherein:

a first super-frame ST1 associated with the first transceiver U1 comprises:

at least one first frame T1 comprising at least one first header and a first data part, and

a number d1 of first dummy variable size frames comprising s1 slots, a second super-frame ST2 associated with the second transceiver U2 comprises:

at least one second frame T2 comprising at least one second header and a second data part, and

a number d2 of second dummy variable size frames comprising s2 slots;

a controller configured to determine the number d1 of the first dummy variable size frames within the first super-frame ST1 and the number d2 of the second dummy variable size frames within the second super-frame ST2 so that a second temporal duration of the second super-frame ST2 is equal to a first temporal duration of the first super-frame ST1; and

k transceivers Uk and k super-frames STk based on a minimum band B of the communication system, wherein the super-frames STk
of band nB are determined by multiplying n by a number of frames per super-frame of the minimum band B, where k is a positive
integer greater than or equal to two and n is a positive integer greater than zero that depends on time.

US Pat. No. 9,172,677

FIREWALL INTERFACE CONFIGURATION TO ENABLE BI-DIRECTIONAL VOIP TRAVERSAL COMMUNICATIONS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
providing, by a firewall interposed between an internal network and an external network, network-layer protection against
unauthorized access by hosts associated with the external network to a plurality of internal hosts associated with the internal
network by performing network address translation (NAT) processing of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with the
plurality of internal hosts;

providing, by the firewall, application-layer protection from the external network on behalf of the plurality of internal
hosts and supporting VoIP services without compromising internal network security by actively processing signaling protocols
associated with Voice over IP (VoIP) sessions, including

distinguishing among VoIP packets and non-VoIP packets,
understanding and parsing the VoIP packets within an operating system kernel of the firewall, and
performing content-aware NAT within the operating system kernel by changing data in headers of the VoIP packets and also changing
data contents in the VoIP packets corresponding to data changed in the headers to enable bi-directional VoIP communications
among one or more of the plurality of internal hosts and one or more of the hosts associated with the external network;

providing a plurality of VoIP ports to an external VoIP interface of the firewall;
receiving by the external VoIP interface incoming VoIP packets each having associated therewith a user alias and an indication
regarding one of the plurality of VoIP ports;

causing each of said received multiple incoming VoIP packets to be directed to an appropriate internal host of the plurality
of internal hosts by performing by the firewall port address forwarding based on the port indication to a media gateway within
the internal network that maintains a mapping of user aliases to private addresses of the plurality of internal hosts.

US Pat. No. 9,168,472

AIR-PERMEABLE FILM IMPARTED WITH OIL REPELLENCY

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. An air-permeable film imparted with oil repellency, comprising:
a porous body having a surface coated with an oil-repellent agent,
wherein the oil-repellent agent comprises a linear fluorine-containing hydrocarbon group represented by —R1C5F10CH2C4F9, where R1 is an alkylene group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms or a phenylene group,

the porous body is a porous formed body composed of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fine particles that are bound
together,

the air-permeable film has an air permeability of 15 seconds/100 ml or less in terms of Gurley number, and
a 5 mm-diameter droplet of an organic solvent that is n-decane or methanol does not penetrate the surface within 30 seconds
after the droplet is applied onto the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,172,274

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of operating a power distribution system including a plurality of node devices, said method comprising:
storing, at a computer, at least one of a voltage profile and a power factor profile associated with each of the plurality
of node devices associated with the power distribution system, wherein the plurality of node devices include a customer meter,
and at least one of a substation load tap changer, a substation voltage regulator, a line voltage regulator, a capacitor bank
control, a single-phase transformer, and a multi-phase transformer;

storing, at the computer, at least one network hierarchy of the node devices, wherein the at least one network hierarchy of
the node devices represents an organizational relationship of the node devices, wherein the at least one network hierarchy
of node devices includes a plurality of tiers, wherein at least one tier of the plurality of tiers is based on individual
node devices;

detecting an event based on at least one of a current time and an energy demand within the power distribution system;
determining, by the computer, a desired operating limitation of the power distribution system to be optimized to resolve the
event;

calculating, by the computer, an effect on the operating limitation based on:
a modification of at least one operating parameter of at least one node device of the plurality of node devices;
at least one of the voltage profile and the power factor profile;
the at least one network hierarchy of the node devices; and
at least one time-based cost function for modifying the at least one operating parameter of the at least one node device;
and

transmitting a command, from the computer to the at least one node device, to cause the at least one node device to modify
the at least one operating parameter to facilitate optimizing an economic operation of the node devices by balancing efficiency
gains with consumer energy costs and revenue changes, wherein the command transmitted from said computer to said at least
one node device facilitates optimizing the desired operating limitation to resolve the event.

US Pat. No. 9,169,993

LUMINOUS DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A luminous device, comprising
a luminous region carrier having at least two luminous regions, and at least a first light source configured to emit light
of a first color, and a second light source configured to emit light of a second color different from the first color, for
respectively illuminating at least one part of the luminous regions, wherein

the first light source is a laser light source,
the luminous region carrier is configured to rotate about an axis relative to the first light source and second light source,
at least one of the luminous regions comprises a luminous material which is configured to be illuminated by the light of the
first light source and is configured to re-emit this light at least partially wavelength-converted, and

at least one of the luminous regions is configured to be illuminated by the light of the second light source, the at least
one luminous region configured to emit the light at least of the second light source without wavelength conversion.

US Pat. No. 9,169,018

AIRCRAFT RADIO SYSTEM

Thales Holdings UK Plc, ...

1. An aircraft radio system comprising:
a plurality of radios, each radio having a transceiver and a dedicated processor platform to carry out waveform processing
for the transceiver;

the dedicated processor platforms being interconnected to one another through a digital communications network such that the
dedicated processor platforms constitute a virtual processing environment for the aircraft radio system,

wherein, within the virtual processing environment, processing of an individual waveform received by a first one of the transceivers
is distributed across at least two of the dedicated processor platforms, such that the processing of the individual waveform
is carried out in part by the processor platform dedicated to the first one of the transceivers and in part by one or more
of the processor platforms that are dedicated to other ones of the transceivers.

US Pat. No. 9,172,461

OPTICAL FIBERS WITH VARIED MODE-DEPENDENT LOSS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An optical fiber, comprising:
a cladding region and a plurality of core regions;
a first core region of said plurality having a first mode-dependent loss (MDL) figure of merit (FOM) with a first bend-radius
dependence; and

a second core region of said plurality having a second MDL FOM with a second different bend-radius dependence, said first
MDL FOM being at least about 50% greater than said second MDL FOM at a given bend radius.

US Pat. No. 9,173,059

MOBILE INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) LOCATION

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A mobile Internet protocol (IP) location server, comprising:
a mobile location protocol interface to receive an IP location request for geographic location information associated with
a given mobile device identified only with a public Internet Protocol (IP) address included with said IP location request,
said IP location request including application specific information;

an identifier resolver to determine a real mobile identifier of said given mobile device from said public Internet protocol
(IP) address included with said IP location request; and

a location manager to obtain said geographic location information based on said real mobile identifier of said given mobile
device and said application specific information included with said IP location request.

US Pat. No. 9,171,621

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY (NVM) AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A nonvolatile memory comprising:
a plurality of memory cells, wherein each of the memory cells comprises:
a deep well formed on a substrate;
a first well formed within the deep well;
a second well formed within the deep well, separately from the first well within the deep well;
a first metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) formed on the first well; and
a second MOSFET formed on the second well,
wherein at least one of the first and second wells is shared between adjacent memory cells in the nonvolatile memory; and
wherein the nonvolatile memory applies a first voltage for recording data to at least one of a source region, a drain region
and a well region of the first MOSFET so as to record data in the memory, applies a preset voltage to the second well shared
between a memory cell included in the nonvolatile memory and a memory cell adjacent to the memory cell, applies a preset voltage
to at least one of a source region and a drain region of the second MOSFET, and controls to 0 V or float a source region and
a drain region of a second MOSFET included in a memory cell not selected for recording the data, so that electrons are injected
into a floating gate of the second MOSFET by tunneling.

US Pat. No. 9,171,217

VISION SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:
a single forward facing camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vision system;
said camera comprising a CMOS imaging sensor and a lens;
said imaging sensor comprising a plurality of photo-sensing pixels arranged in a matrix of multiple horizontal rows of photo-sensing
pixels and multiple vertical rows of photo-sensing pixels;

wherein said camera has a field of view exteriorly of the equipped vehicle;
wherein said imaging sensor is operable to capture image data representative of a scene exterior of the equipped vehicle and
in the exterior field of view of said camera;

a control comprising a processor;
wherein said camera and said processor are disposed in a unitary module installed in the equipped vehicle;
wherein said processor, responsive to processing of captured image data, detects headlights of oncoming vehicles within the
exterior field of view of said camera when the equipped vehicle is operated under nighttime conditions, and wherein said control,
responsive to said headlight detection, provides an output for a headlamp control system of the equipped vehicle that controls
at least one headlamp of the equipped vehicle;

wherein said processor, responsive to processing of captured image data, detects lane marks within the exterior field of view
of said camera on a road being traveled by the equipped vehicle, and wherein said control, responsive to said lane mark detection,
provides an output for a lane departure warning system of the equipped vehicle;

wherein said processor processes captured image data via an edge detection algorithm to detect edges of objects present exteriorly
of the equipped vehicle and within the exterior field of view of said camera;

wherein said processor processes captured image data to estimate distance from the equipped vehicle to a vehicle present exteriorly
of the equipped vehicle and within the exterior field of view of said camera; and

wherein said unitary module is supplied by an automotive supplier to the manufacturer of the equipped vehicle with software
included that is operable by said processor for a plurality of driver assistance systems of the equipped vehicle, said plurality
of driver assistance systems including said lane departure warning system of the equipped vehicle and at least one other driver
assistance system of the equipped vehicle and wherein said at least one other driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle
is selected from the group consisting of (i) said headlamp control system of the equipped vehicle, (ii) a traffic sign recognition
system of the equipped system, (iii) a stop light recognition system of the equipped vehicle, (iv) a passive steering system
of the equipped vehicle, (v) an object detection system of the equipped vehicle and (vi) an adaptive speed control system
of the equipped vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,173,193

SUPPORT FOR BROADCAST CONTROL HEADER FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Nokia Solutions And Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting, via a wireless network, at least a first subframe of a first superframe including a broadcast control header
(BCH), the first superframe including a plurality of subframes, the BCH including a system configuration information that
describes: 1) the system configuration of all subframes of the first superframe except the first subframe of the first superframe,
wherein the BCH includes system configuration information that includes a downlink (DL)/uplink (UL) ratio for subframes within
the first superframe.

US Pat. No. 9,173,167

SYSTEM LEVEL INFORMATION FOR DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION, CELL RESELECTION AND RACH

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method of processing information for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
receiving the information as a plurality of parameters defined as information elements (IEs) for a physical random access
channel (PRACH) operation of the WTRU; and

processing the received parameters to perform PRACH operations by the WTRU, the IEs including PRACH system information, the
PRACH system information including a random access channel (RACH) response window size and PRACH frequency position information,
the RACH response window size provided as a number of subframes, and one or more RACH responses sent to the WTRU being received
by the WTRU over the RACH response window.

US Pat. No. 9,172,421

STANDARD ANTENNA INTERFACE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A modular wireless communications station, comprising:
a. a standard antenna interface, having an antenna mount for a wireless communications antenna and at least one radio head
mount, each radio head mount having at least one elongated linear guided support structure extending away from the antenna
mount;

b. a wireless communications antenna having a bracket configured to engage the antenna mount and at least one RF interconnection
module, the wireless communications antenna being mounted on the antenna mount;

c. at least one remote radio head having a low friction car configured to engage the linear guided support structure of the
standard antenna interface and an RF connector configured to engage the RF interconnection module of the antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,172,352

INTEGRATED MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An integrated Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS”) device, comprising:
a substrate;
a transition portion connected to and at least partially extending transversely away from a major surface of the substrate,
said transition portion comprising a hollow structure in which an elongate conductor is suspended;

a MEMS filter device (a) mechanically suspended above the major surface of the substrate exclusively by the transition portion,
and (b) electrically connected to first electronic circuitry external thereto by the transition portion; and

a gas gap between the major surface of the substrate and the MEMS filter device.

US Pat. No. 9,172,102

FUEL CELL SYSTEM HAVING IMPROVED FUEL GAS CIRCULATION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fuel cell system (1, 2) having a plurality of fuel cells (10, 30), wherein each of the fuel cells (10, 30) extends between a first cell end (10a, 30a) and a second cell end (10b, 30b) in tubular form, wherein each of the fuel cells (10, 30) is mechanically received with the first cell end (10a, 30a) on an inflow distributor unit (11, 33) that separately apportions the fuel gas into the first cell end of each of the plurality of fuel cells, and wherein the
fuel gas flows through the fuel cells (10, 30), entering the first cell ends (10a, 30a) and exiting either the first cell ends (10a, 30a), the second cell ends (10a, 10b, 30a, 30b), or a combination of the first and second cell ends (10a, 10b, 30a, 30b) as exhaust gas, characterized in means (12, 16, 18, 32) which extract at least some of the exhaust gas exiting the fuel cells (10) and feed it to the inflow distributor unit (11, 33) for recirculation are provided, wherein the extraction means (12, 16, 18) have an extraction collection unit (12) in order to extract the exhaust gas from the plurality of fuel cells (10), and wherein the extraction collection unit (12) is provided with openings (13), into which the second cell ends (10b) of the fuel cells (10) project.

US Pat. No. 9,171,945

SWITCHING ELEMENT UTILIZING RECOMBINATION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A switching element comprising:
a first semiconductor layer;
a second semiconductor layer formed on an upper surface of the first semiconductor layer, having a band gap larger than that
of the first semiconductor layer, and forming a heterojunction with the first semiconductor layer;

a third semiconductor layer formed on an upper surface of the second semiconductor layer and having a band gap smaller than
that of the second semiconductor layer;

a fourth semiconductor layer formed on an upper surface of the third semiconductor layer and having a band gap larger than
that of the third semiconductor layer;

a first electrode having at least one part formed on the upper surface of the first semiconductor layer;
a second electrode having at least one part formed on the upper surface of the first semiconductor layer; and
a control electrode having at least one part formed on the upper surface of the second semiconductor layer and arranged between
the first electrode and the second electrode,

wherein the switching element is switched, depending on a potential of the control electrode, between
an on state in which the first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected through a two-dimensional carrier
gas generated in an interface of the first semiconductor layer with the second semiconductor layer, and

an off state in which the first electrode and the second electrode are not electrically connected as no two-dimensional carrier
gas is generated in the interface, at least just below the control electrode,

wherein recombination of electrons and holes is made in the third semiconductor layer when the off state is provided,
wherein the switching element further comprises an insulating layer formed on an upper surface of the fourth semiconductor
layer and having a band gap larger than that of the fourth semiconductor layer,

wherein the insulating layer is formed in a space obtained by separating the third semiconductor layer and the fourth semiconductor
layer from each of the control electrode, the first electrode, and the second electrode, and

wherein the third semiconductor layer has a multiple quantum well structure.

US Pat. No. 9,173,183

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING TIME SYNCHRONIZATION ERRORS IN TIME DIFFERENCE OF ARRIVAL (TDOA) MEASUREMENTS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a location server, a first time difference of arrival (TDOA) measurement obtained by a mobile device, wherein
the first TDOA measurement relates to wireless signals transmitted from a first node and a second node and received by the
mobile device, wherein the first and second nodes are synchronized to a time reference;

receiving, by the location server, a second TDOA measurement obtained by the mobile device, wherein the second TDOA measurement
relates to wireless signals transmitted from the first node and a third node and received by the mobile device, wherein the
third node is mobile, and wherein the third node has a time synchronization error relative to the time reference;

receiving, by the location server, additional location-determination data obtained by the mobile device, wherein the additional
location-determination data relates to a one-dimensional bar code or a two-dimensional bar code;

determining, by the location server, a location of the third node; and
determining, by the location server, the time synchronization error based on at least the first TDOA measurement, the second
TDOA measurement, the additional location-determination data, and the determined location of the third node.

US Pat. No. 9,172,590

SINGLE VIRTUAL DOMAIN FIBRE CHANNEL OVER ETHERNET FABRIC

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) network comprising:
at least one FCoE forwarder (FCF) including a master FCF, wherein each FCF has a Fibre Channel (FC) Domain_ID;
at least one FCoE data forwarder (FDF) coupled to said at least one FCF; and
a plurality of ENodes coupled to said at least one FDF,
wherein said master FCF is responsible for assigning FC IDs to said plurality of ENodes and assigns FC IDs to said plurality
of ENodes so that all of said ENodes are addressed as being in a single domain, the Domain_ID of that single domain being
different than the Domain_IDs of any FCF of said at least one FCF.

US Pat. No. 9,173,182

TRANSMISSION METHOD IN A WIRELESS NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING RECEPTION METHOD

Thomson Licensing, Issy-...

1. A method for transmission in a wireless network, said network comprising a plurality of base stations and a mobile terminal,
wherein, the base stations of the plurality of base stations being configured to transmit same data synchronously and at a
same frequency to the mobile terminal, at least one same first signal being transmitted by the mobile terminal to the plurality
of base stations using a same physical channel, the method comprising:
transmitting, by at least one first base station of the plurality of base stations, an information representative of a first
temporal offset intended for the mobile terminal, said first temporal offset being a function of at least one reception time
of said at least one same first signal by at least one second base station of the plurality of base stations; and

receiving, by said at least one first base station, an information representative of an interval of silence, said interval
of silence being a function of a maximum of at least two second temporal offsets, each of the at least two second temporal
offsets being associated with a base station of the plurality of base stations, each of the at least two second temporal offsets
being determined according to a reception of at least one second signal by the associated base station.

US Pat. No. 9,173,073

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING GROUP EVENT NOTIFICATIONS AND PROVIDING GROUP POLICY IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method, performed by a core network entity implementing a group event processing entity in a point-to-multipoint-enabled
communication system, for receiving and processing group event notifications, the method comprising:
receiving, by the core network entity, a group event notification pertaining to an asynchronous group event occurring during
a group session established to transmit media using a group access network resource comprising one of a multicast and broadcast
bearer;

determining, by the core network entity and based on the group event notification, a set of applicable policy rules that control
group membership or the group access network resource for the group session;

transmitting, by the core network entity to a group policy and charging enforcement function, an event message based on the
group event notification, wherein the event message is transmitted over an interface established directly between the core
network entity and the group policy and charging enforcement function and wherein the event message comprises the determined
set of policy rules

wherein the group event notification comprises an indication that a member user equipment of the group session has switched
from a group transport to a unicast transport.

US Pat. No. 9,172,568

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:
a receiving unit that receives a signal using one of a plurality of transmission formats that use at least one of a first
frequency band and a second frequency band; and

a determination unit that determines a transmission format being used in the received signal from among the plurality of transmission
formats, the determination unit including:

a pattern matching unit that stores a plurality of patterns respectively expressing a received waveform of a preamble in each
of the plurality of transmission formats, conducts a pattern matching between the received signal and each of the plurality
of patterns, and obtains a correlation value, and a mode determination unit that determines the transmission format being
used in the received signal based on the obtained correlation value;

a first extraction unit that extracts a first component of the first frequency band from the received signal; and
a second extraction unit that extracts a second component of the second frequency band from the received signal;
wherein the pattern matching unit obtains the correlation value by conducting a first pattern matching between the first component
of the received signal and a pattern corresponding to a transmission format that uses the first frequency band, conducting
a second pattern matching between the second component of the received signal and a pattern corresponding to a transmission
format that uses the second frequency band, and conducting a third pattern matching between the received signal and a pattern
corresponding to a transmission that uses the first frequency band and the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,171,795

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH EMBEDDED COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
forming an embedding material on a component;
depositing a mask layer on the embedding material;
patterning the mask layer;
depositing a buried pattern in the mask layer, the outer surface of the buried pattern coplanar with the outer surface of
the mask layer, the buried pattern electrically connected to the component;

forming a patterned dielectric on a portion of the buried pattern; and
mounting an integrated circuit die on the buried pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,171,361

INFRARED RESOLUTION AND CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT WITH FUSION

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a processor, a visual image of a scene captured using a visual image sensor;
receiving, by the processor, an infrared (IR) image of the scene captured using an IR image sensor;
for a portion of said IR image:
extracting, by the processor from a corresponding portion of the visual image, pixel data representing high spatial frequency
content, wherein the high spatial content includes contours and/or edges that show low or no contrast in the IR image; and

combining, by the processor, luminance information of said extracted pixel data from said portion of the visual image with
luminance information of corresponding pixels in said portion of the IR image to augment the IR image with the contours and/or
edges from the visual image, wherein the augmented IR image comprises temperature information that is unaltered by the combining.

US Pat. No. 9,171,244

RFID TAG

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. An RFID tag comprising:
a single-layer antenna;
an IC chip having a size of 0.6 mm square or smaller which is connected to the antenna with wire bonding so as not to overlap
the antenna; and

a sealing material sealing the IC chip and the antenna, wherein
the antenna is a coil antenna arranged in a part around the IC chip and including constituent portions adjacent to each other
with a gap therebetween, the sealing material being arranged in the gap of the antenna,

the antenna has a cap shape of a mushroom in section,
a conductor interval to conductor width of the antenna is in a range of 0.2 mm to 0.2 mm to 0.05 mm to 0.05 mm, and
a resonant frequency fo of an electric circuit including an inductance L of the antenna and a capacitance C of the IC chip is equal to or close to
an operation frequency of the IC chip.

US Pat. No. 9,171,973

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN INTEGRATED IMAGING DEVICE WITH FRONT FACE ILLUMINATION COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE METAL OPTICAL FILTER, AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A method for fabricating an integrated imaging device with front face illumination, comprising:
forming a first lower dielectric region on top of a front face of a substrate including a first photosensitive region of a
pixel, the first lower dielectric region having a first upper face,

forming a first metal optical filter comprising a metal pattern above the first photosensitive region, said first metal filter
positioned in trenches extending into the first lower dielectric region from said first upper face,

forming a first upper dielectric region on top of the first lower dielectric region and on top of an upper surface of the
first metal optical filter so as to form, with at least a part of the first lower dielectric region, a first dielectric region
having a second upper face, and

forming metal lines associated with a lowest metallization level of the integrated imaging device positioned extending into
the first upper dielectric region from said second upper face,

wherein said first upper face of the first lower dielectric region and upper surface of the first metal optical filter are
positioned closer to the front face of the substrate than said second upper face of said first upper dielectric region.

US Pat. No. 9,170,222

DETECTING THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL (‘TIM’) BETWEEN A HEAT SINK AND AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of detecting thermal interface material (‘TIM’) between a heat sink and an integrated circuit, the heat sink comprising
a plurality of TIM detection points, each TIM detection point adapted to receive TIM upon installation of the heat sink, each
TIM detection point including a TIM detection device configured to be activated upon contact with TIM, each TIM detection
device comprises a mechanical switch, the mechanical switch closed prior to receiving the TIM, the method comprising:
receiving, upon installation of the heat sink on the integrated circuit and the TIM, TIM in one or more of the TIM detection
points;

activating, by the TIM in each of the one or more TIM detection points receiving the TIM, a TIM detection device including
physically opening the mechanical switch; and

determining, by a TIM detection module in dependence upon the activations of the TIM detection devices, sufficiency of the
TIM between the heat sink and the integrated circuit including detecting the opening of each mechanical switch activated upon
receiving the TIM in the TIM detection point.

US Pat. No. 9,169,748

BYPASS SYSTEM FOR A TRANSMISSION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A bypass system for a transmission, the system comprising:
a transmission casing defining a first aperture and a second aperture spaced from the first aperture;
a valve assembly including:
a housing defining a first port and a second port spaced from each other;
wherein the housing defines an inlet in fluid communication with the first port and an outlet selectively in fluid communication
with the second port;

an actuation device disposed in the housing and including a member movable between a first position for routing a fluid from
the second port into the inlet, through the first port and directly back into the transmission casing with the outlet being
bypassed and a second position for routing the fluid from the second port into the outlet and away from the transmission casing;

wherein the housing is mounted to the transmission casing such that the first port and the first aperture cooperate with each
other for routing the fluid into the transmission casing directly from the valve assembly, and the second port and the second
aperture cooperate with each other for routing the fluid out of the transmission casing directly into the valve assembly;

wherein the housing of the valve assembly defines a cavity along a longitudinal axis, with the member moveable within the
cavity, and with the second port, the inlet and the outlet in fluid communication with the cavity; and

wherein the valve assembly includes a first biasing member and a second biasing member each disposed in the cavity to assist
the actuation device, with the member disposed between the first and second biasing members;

wherein the actuation device is further defined as a piston device and the member is further defined as a piston;
wherein the valve assembly includes a valve body mounted in the cavity, with the valve body including a rim, and with the
piston engaging the rim when in the first position for directing the fluid from the second port, through the cavity, into
the inlet, through the first port and back into the transmission casing with the outlet being bypassed, and with the piston
spaced from the rim when in the second position for directing the fluid from the second port, through the cavity, out the
outlet and away from the transmission casing.

US Pat. No. 9,169,356

CYANATE ESTER POLYMER

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A cyanate ester polymer obtained by polymerizing a cyanate ester compound represented by a general formula (1):

wherein X represents OCN or OH, and from 80 to 100% by mol of X is OCN, and wherein at least one of the X groups is at a para-position
relative to the bridging —CH— group.

US Pat. No. 9,169,347

EPOXY RESIN CURING AGENT, EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION, AND ADHESIVE AGENT FOR LAMINATE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A laminate film produced by the use of an adhesive for lamination comprising an epoxy resin composition as the main ingredient
thereof,
wherein the epoxy resin composition contains an epoxy resin and an epoxy resin curing agent, and
wherein the epoxy resin curing agent comprises a reaction product of the following (A), (B) and (C):(A) meta-xylylenediamine or para-xylylenediamine,(B) a polyfunctional compound having one acyl group and capable of forming an amide group moiety through reaction with a polyamine
and forming an oligomer,(C) a metal acrylate salt with a divalent metal,wherein a reaction molar ratio of (C) to (A) ((C)/(A)) is from 0.05 to 0.35; anda reaction molar ratio of (B) and (C) to (A) (((B)+(C))/(A)) is within a range of from 0.6 to 0.97;and wherein a lamination strength of the laminate film produced when using a stretched nylon film as the substrate and by
using of the adhesive is at least 200 g/15 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,173,256

DIMMABLE LED DRIVER BASED ON PARALLEL RESONANT CURRENT FED SELF-OSCILLATING TOPOLOGY

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A driver circuit operable to provide power to a load from a direct current (DC) power rail, said driver circuit comprising:
a self-oscillating, current-fed parallel resonant inverter configured to connect to the DC power rail, receive DC power from
the DC power rail, and provide an alternating current (AC) output signal;

a current limiting circuit connected to the self-oscillating current fed parallel resonant inverter, wherein the current limiting
circuit is configured to receive the AC output signal from the self-oscillating current fed parallel resonant inverter and
provide an AC current signal as a function of a DC current provided to the load by the driver circuit; and

a rectifier connected to the current limiting circuit, wherein the rectifier is operable to receive the AC current signal
from the current limiting circuit and provide a DC current to the load.

US Pat. No. 9,170,297

SECURE LOW PIN COUNT SCAN

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

1. A contactless smartcard integrated circuit comprising:
a digital module;
a first pin for inputting a clock signal, the first pin being electrically coupled to the digital module;
a second pin for both inputting a test scan sequence and outputting scan data, the second pin being electrically coupled to
the digital module; and

a test control logic for controlling both input to the second pin and output from the second pin,
wherein the digital module comprises a scan chain compactor configured to create a single scan chain,
wherein the scan chain compactor is electrically coupled to a first input of a comparative logic and an output of the comparative
logic is electrically coupled to a signature generator,

wherein a second input of the comparative logic is electrically coupled to an input buffer, the input buffer being electrically
coupled to the second pin such that mask data may be provided to the second input of the comparative logic from the second
pin.

US Pat. No. 9,169,690

WINDOW TREATMENT HAVING BACKLIGHTING

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A window treatment system configured to selectively cover a window that separates an exterior space from an interior space,
the window treatment system comprising:
a headrail that is elongate along a first direction and is configured to be coupled to a structure adjacent the window within
the interior space;

a covering material having a top end and a bottom end that is spaced from the top end along a second direction that is perpendicular
to the first direction, the top end of the covering material being operatively attached to the headrail such that the covering
material is movable along the second direction between a raised position and a lowered position, the covering material further
having a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side and faces the window when the headrail is coupled to
the structure;

a light source that is configured to illuminate at least a portion of the second side of the covering material;
a light sensor that is configured to detect an ambient light level on the second side of the covering material; and
a control circuit that is operatively coupled to the light sensor and the light source, the control circuit configured to,
when an ambient light level on the first side of the covering material exceeds the detected ambient light level on the second
side of the covering material such that visualization through the covering material from the exterior space into the interior
space is permitted, cause the light source to illuminate the at least a portion of the second side of the covering material
so as to impede visualization through the covering material from the exterior space into the interior space.

US Pat. No. 9,173,262

CONTROL UNIT FOR A LED ASSEMBLY THAT DETERMINES OUTPUT DATA FOR THE LED ASSEMBLY FROM DUTY CYCLES OF THE LED UNITS IN THE ASSEMBLY

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A control unit for an LED assembly comprising a first and second LED unit, said LED units being serial connected, the LED
assembly, in use, being powered by a switched mode power supply, the control unit being arranged to
receive an input signal representing a desired output characteristic of the LED assembly,
determine a power supply current of the switched mode power supply from the received input signal,
determine a first and second duty cycle for the respective first and second LED units from the determined power supply current
and the input signal, the combination of duty cycle and power supply current being set for providing the desired output characteristic,

provide output data for the LED assembly and the switched mode power supply based on the determined first and second duty
cycles and the determined power supply current.

US Pat. No. 9,172,887

IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGING APPARATUS, INTERCHANGEABLE LENS AND LENS-INTERCHANGEABLE TYPE IMAGING APPARATUS BODY

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising: a lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body which comprises a solid-state imaging
device; and an interchangeable lens which is detachably mounted on the lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body and
which uses a diaphragm to adjust incident light from a photographic subject and uses a lens system to form an image of the
incident light on a light receiving surface of the solid-state imaging device; wherein:
the interchangeable lens is provided with a first storage portion which stores individual difference information about brightness
of the interchangeable lens, wherein said difference information indicates whether the brightness of the interchangeable lens
is deviated from a design value;

the lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body is provided with a second storage portion which stores information about
a change of incident light sensitivity of the solid-state imaging device relative to each diaphragm value, and a control portion
which uses the individual difference information about the brightness read from the first storage portion of the mounted interchangeable
lens and the information about the change of the sensitivity in the second storage portion to thereby correct exposure at
a time of imaging the photographic subject; and

the individual difference information stored in the first storage portion is stored after classified into individual difference
information when the diaphragm is driven to an open aperture side and individual difference information when the diaphragm
is driven to a small aperture side.

US Pat. No. 9,172,556

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING BETWEEN FIBRE CHANNEL FABRICS

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A network comprising:
a first Fibre Channel fabric;
a second Fibre Channel fabric;
a first device connected to said first Fibre Channel fabric;
a second device connected to said second Fibre Channel fabric; and
an interfabric device including:
a first port connected to said first Fibre Channel fabric;
a second port connected to said second Fibre Channel fabric; and
logic coupled to said first and second ports to allow Fibre Channel packets to transfer between said first device and said
second device with all switching being done using Fibre Channel addresses.

US Pat. No. 9,171,837

CASCODE CIRCUIT

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

1. A cascode transistor circuit comprising:
a first, depletion mode transistor having its drain for connection to a high power line;
a second, silicon MOSFET with its drain connected to the source of the first transistor and its source for connection to a
low power line;

a substrate on which the first and second transistors are mounted, which has a conductive track providing the connection between
the source of the first transistor and the drain of the second transistor; and

wherein the first, depletion mode, transistor comprises a high electron mobility transistor or a junction gate field effect
transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,170,305

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

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

1. A battery management system (BMS) of an electric vehicle having a battery, the BMS comprising:
a reference setup unit configured to set a charge completion value used to calculate a state of health (SOH) of the battery,
wherein the battery comprises one or more battery packs each including a plurality of battery cells;

a charge amount calculation unit configured to calculate an amount actually charged in the battery from a first point in time
when charging of the battery begins to a second point in time when the battery charging actually reaches the charge completion
value; and

an SOH calculation unit configured to calculate the SOH of the battery, while the battery is being charged, wherein the SOH
of the battery is calculated based on a ratio of i) the amount actually charged in the battery to ii) a preset charge amount
expected to be charged from the first point in time to the second point in time,

wherein the charge completion value is a state of charge (SOC) which is lower than 100%,
or a voltage of the battery which is lower than the voltage when the battery is fully charged.

US Pat. No. 9,169,965

GEOMETRIC AND MATERIAL HYBRID SYSTEMS FOR TRAY TABLE ARM

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A support arm comprising:
a thermoplastic material; and
a filler;
wherein a cross-section of the support arm taken along a line from an inner edge to an outer edge of the support arm comprises
a modified I-shaped, a I/U-shaped, or a U-shaped cross-section.

US Pat. No. 9,167,774

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH613081

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of the hybrid corn variety CH613081, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV468317 with a second plant
of variety CV242790, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV468317 and CV242790 have been deposited under ATCC Accession
numbers PTA-121231 and PTA-11127, respectively.
US Pat. No. 9,170,230

MSP NANOPORES AND RELATED METHODS

University of Washington,...

1. A mutant Mycobacterium smegmatis porin A (MspA) monomer comprising a variant of the sequence in SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the variant has at least 95% sequence
identity to SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the variant comprises (i) mutations such that amino acid positions 90, 91, and 93 contain
amino acids with a neutral charge and (ii) one or more mutations at the following amino acid positions: 88, 105, 108, 118,
126, 134, 138 or 139.

US Pat. No. 9,173,133

MOBILE DEVICE WITH GUARANTEED QOS

Cellco Partnership, Bask...

1. A mobile device comprising:
a transceiver that receives data from a network, and transmits data to the network;
an input interface that receives input data from a user of the device;
a processor coupled to a non-transient computer readable medium, the computer readable medium including programming instructions
which cause the processor to:

receive an input from the input interface of a selection of a desired quality of service (QoS) requested by the user, for
a communication session through the network;

append an alpha-numerical code corresponding to the desired QoS to a session initiation protocol (SIP) invite message relating
to set-up of the communication session; and

transmit the SIP invite message including the appended alpha-numerical code to the network by the transceiver, to control
the network to look up the desired QoS in a network table based on the alpha-numerical code, in order to provide the desired
QoS during communication between the mobile device and another device via the communication session through the network, and

wherein the processor is further configured to append the alpha-numerical code adjacent to a phone number of the other device
within the SIP invite message.

US Pat. No. 9,171,535

WATERPROOF SOUND-TRANSMITTING MEMBRANE AND ELECTRICAL PRODUCT

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A waterproof sound-transmitting membrane comprising:
a solid resin film having a plurality of through holes that are straight holes having a constant cross-sectional shape, the
plurality of through holes extending through the solid resin film along a straight line in a thickness direction of the solid
resin film, a density of the through holes being in a range from 1×103 holes/mm2 to 1×107 holes/mm2; and

a treatment layer having water repellency, the treatment layer being formed on at least one of two surfaces of the resin film
that are opposite to each other in the thickness direction, the treatment layer having openings at positions corresponding
to the plurality of through holes, wherein

the waterproof sound-transmitting membrane has an air permeability of 100 seconds/100 mL or less in terms of Gurley number.

US Pat. No. 9,171,153

BLOOM FILTER WITH MEMORY ELEMENT

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

6. A device comprising:
a hardware processor to execute:
receive logic to receive a search element;
bloom filter index logic to compute a plurality of bloom filter indexes for the search element;
first compare logic to compare the plurality of bloom filter indexes to a plurality of bloom filters to determine if the search
element is not included in a set of elements; and

second compare logic to compare a memory associative on the plurality of bloom filter indexes to the search element when the
plurality of bloom filters do not indicate that the search element is not included in the set of elements;

wherein inclusion of the search element in the memory indicates the search element is in the set of elements.
US Pat. No. 9,168,483

DDR TYPE ZEOLITES WITH STABILIZED ADSORPTION

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for performing a gas separation, comprising:
contacting an adsorbent or membrane comprising DDR-type zeolite crystals with an input gas stream containing a first component
and a second component to form a first gas stream enriched in the first component relative to the input gas stream; and

collecting a second gas stream enriched in the second component relative to the input gas stream,
wherein the DDR-type zeolite crystals are synthesized using a synthesis mixture having an alkali metal to silica ratio of
at least about 0.01, the adsorbent being comprised of crystals with an alkali metal impurity content of about 0.05 wt % or
less; wherein the DDR-type zeolite crystals as synthesized have an alkali metal impurity content of at least about 0.1 wt
%, the alkali metal impurity content being reduced prior to contacting the adsorbent by exposing the DDR-type zeolite crystals
to an alkali metal impurity removal process.

US Pat. No. 9,173,333

SHIELDING STRUCTURES INCLUDING FREQUENCY SELECTIVE SURFACES

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A shielding structure comprising a frequency selective surface including at least a portion that is configured to be conformable
to a mating surface, whereby the frequency selective surface is configured to be operable for attenuating, reflecting, and/or
redirecting electromagnetic signals at one or more bandstop frequencies that are propagating through a structure without completely
blocking the structure when the frequency selective surface is positioned within the structure.

US Pat. No. 9,170,770

VEHICLE CONTROLLER

Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Ka...

1. A vehicle controller having vehicle control modes that have different output characteristics of a travel power source relative
to an accelerator operation amount, wherein
the vehicle control modes include a poor road travel mode used during travel on a poor road, and a first normal travel mode
and a second normal travel mode, the normal travel modes being used during travel other than on a poor road;

a rate of increase in an output of the travel power source relative to a predetermined accelerator operation amount during
an initial stage of an accelerator operation is set to increase steadily wherein the rate of increase for the second normal
travel mode is greater than the first normal travel mode, and the rate of increase for the first normal travel mode is greater
than the poor road travel mode; and

when the poor road travel mode is selected, an automatic or manual mode transition is permitted only to the first normal travel
mode,

wherein the travel power source is at least one of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor.

US Pat. No. 9,170,586

COMPUTER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISSIPATING HEAT FROM A DISCRETE GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT IN THE SAME

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A method for dissipating heat from a discrete graphics processing unit in a computer device, comprising:
determining whether the discrete graphics processing unit is in an operating state;
when the discrete graphics processing unit is in an operating state, determining whether a current temperature of the discrete
graphics processing unit can be obtained from inside the discrete graphics processing unit by continually requesting the discrete
graphics processing unit for the current temperature thereof during a first time period; and

cooling the discrete graphics processing unit so as to lower the current temperature of the discrete graphics processing unit
when the current temperature of the discrete graphics processing unit cannot be obtained from inside the discrete graphics
processing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,169,184

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DITRIMETHYLOLPROPANE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing ditrimethylolpropane (di-TMP) by recovering the di-TMP from a reaction solution containing trimethylolpropane
(TMP), the di-TMP, tritrimethylolpropane (tri-TMP) and bistrimethylolpropane (bis-TMP), which is produced by reacting n-butyl
aldehyde and formaldehyde in the presence of a base catalyst, said method comprising:
(I) reacting n-butyl aldehyde and formaldehyde in the presence of the base catalyst to obtain the reaction solution (A1) containing
the TMP, the di-TMP, and the bis-TMP and/or the tri-TMP as by-products;

(II) distilling the reaction solution (A1) to remove unreacted formaldehyde therefrom and obtain the TMP-containing solution
(A2);

(III) subjecting the TMP-containing solution (A2) to extraction with the organic solvent (Y1) to separate a reaction product-containing
extract therefrom;

(IV) distilling the extract obtained in (III) to remove the organic solvent (Y1) therefrom and obtain the crude TMP (A3);
(V) distilling the crude TMP (A3) to separate the purified TMP (A4) therefrom and obtain a di-TMP-containing solution (B1)
from the distillation still residue;

(VI) further distilling the di-TMP-containing solution (B1) to separate a di-TMP-containing solution (B2) as a distillate
therefrom; and

(VII) subjecting the di-TMP-containing solution (B2) to crystallization with the organic solvent (Y2) containing an aliphatic
ketone to obtain di-TMP (B3);

said method being carried out under the following conditions (1) and (2):
(1) the di-TMP-containing solution (B2) obtained in (VI) contains the bis-TMP and the tri-TMP in amounts of 10 parts by mass
or less and 5 parts by mass or less, respectively, on the basis of 100 parts by mass of the di-TMP; and

(2) in (VII), the crystallization is initiated under pressure at a temperature exceeding a boiling point of the organic solvent
(Y2) as measured under normal pressures, and the resulting crystallization product solution is cooled at a temperature drop
rate of 2° C./min or less.

US Pat. No. 9,173,260

PWM SIGNAL GENERATING CIRCUIT FOR DC-DC CONVERTER USING DIMMING SIGNAL AND LED DRIVER CIRCUIT USING THE SAME IN DIGITAL PWM METHOD HAVING FIXED PHASE MODE

MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

14. A method of generating a pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal for a direct current to direct current (DC-DC) converter
based on a dimming signal, the method comprising:
generating a dimming signal;
generating a synchronized dimming signal by synchronizing the dimming signal to a clock signal; and
generating the PWM signal having a rising edge in response to the clock signal having a falling edge while the synchronized
dimming signal is on.

US Pat. No. 9,172,489

DISCOVERY OF AN ADJACENT NETWORK ELEMENT WITHIN A NETWORK DATA PLANE

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A method in which a first digital network element discovers a second digital network element, a plurality of optical signals
being communicated between the first digital network element and the second digital network element, each of the plurality
of optical signals having a corresponding one of a plurality of wavelengths, the plurality of wavelengths being divided into
groups of wavelengths, each of the groups of wavelengths being a corresponding one of a plurality of optical channel groups,
the method comprising:
transmitting, on a first optical service channel from the first digital network element to the second digital network element,
a first local advertisement including first information identifying a number of the plurality of optical channel groups carried
on a physical link extending from the first digital network element to the second digital network element;

receiving the first local advertisement at the second digital network element;
processing the first local advertisement at the second digital network element; and
transmitting a second local advertisement including second information from the second digital network element to the first
digital network element on a second optical service channel, the second information indicating that the second digital network
element is configured to receive said at least one of the plurality of optical channel groups.

US Pat. No. 9,171,794

EMBEDDING THIN CHIPS IN POLYMER

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
A) a substrate comprising a standoff well region, wherein:
the substrate comprises a layer of a first conductive material disposed on a layer of a flexible polymer, wherein the flexible
polymer is further stretchable; and

a patterned portion of the first conductive material comprises a standoff bordering a portion of exposed flexible polymer,
thereby forming the standoff well region;

B) a thin chip disposed within the standoff well region on a portion of the exposed flexible polymer proximate to the standoff;
and

C) an adhesive material disposed within the standoff well region at a portion of the exposed flexible polymer proximate to
the standoff, the thin chip being disposed on the adhesive material proximate the standoff, the adhesive material including
a conductive adhesive,

wherein a height of the standoff is comparable to a height of the thin chip.

US Pat. No. 9,170,923

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING CONFORMANCE OF SERVICE CHOREOGRAPHY

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of testing conformance of service choreography, the method comprising:
analyzing, via a processor, an architecture and an operation between web services cooperating on a distributed network to
test conformance of a choreography application into which the web services are combined, on the basis of a service choreography
specification;

changing, via the processor, the service choreography specification to a test model and a test architecture;
generating, via the processor, a test scenario in consideration of a test model coverage and the test architecture;
executing, via the processor, the test scenario in the test architecture to test the web services by checking a message link
when the test scenario is executed, wherein the message link is a communication line between each web service in the test
scenario;

monitoring, via the processor, whether a web service message transmitted and received between the web services satisfies an
input or output value and a message procedure described in the test scenario with a test monitor, or correcting the web service
message; and

inspecting, via the processor, a response message which a tester receives from a web service and a message transmitted and
received between web services monitored by the test monitor to thereby determine whether an error occurs for the each web
service,

wherein a point of observation (PO) to monitor content of the web service messages is disposed in the message link and a point
of control and observation (PCO) correcting the web service message is disposed in the message link.

US Pat. No. 9,173,331

VARIABLE THICKNESS EMI SHIELD WITH VARIABLE COOLING CHANNEL SIZE

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield for an electronic system enclosure, the EMI shield comprising:
an electrically conductive panel comprising an upstream airflow side, a downstream airflow side, and internal surfaces connecting
the upstream and the downstream airflow sides, wherein the internal surfaces forming a plurality of first air ventilation
channels in the electrically conductive panel and a plurality of second air ventilation channels in the electrically conductive
panel,

wherein the internal surfaces of adjacent ones of the plurality of first air ventilation channels are connected by a first
section of the electrically conductive panel,

wherein the internal surfaces of adjacent ones of the plurality of second air ventilation channels are connected by a second
section of the electrically conductive panel, and

the first and the second sections respectively have first and second uniform thicknesses, wherein the second uniform thickness
is greater than the first uniform thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,173,129

IPV6 ADDRESS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND GATEWAY PERFORMING THE SAME

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A management method for an IPv6 address for use in a gateway, the method comprising:
receiving a packet including an IPv6 address, wherein the IPv6 address includes a network ID and an interface ID, the interface
ID includes a company ID, a label, and an extension ID;

generating a MAC address from the IPv6 address of the packet by removing the network ID and the label from the IPv6 address;
generating a compressed address by inserting a previously defined bit sequence between the company ID and the extension ID
of the MAC address; and

storing the compressed address and the IPv6 address in a mapping table,
wherein the packet is received from a WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) node.

US Pat. No. 9,173,081

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN A POLICY DECISION POINT AND A CHARGING SYSTEM

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of managing group-based charging for network usage and spending in a communications network, comprising:
receiving in a processor of a server computing device that includes an offline charging system (OFCS) component a subscription
request that includes a first charging attribute from a policy management system component;

determining via the processor whether the received subscription request identifies a group of user equipments;
determining via the processor the group of user equipments to which a first user equipment device associated with the received
subscription request belongs in response to the processor determining that the received subscription request does not identify
a group of user equipments, wherein the group of user equipments includes more than two user equipment devices;

identifying via the processor a second user equipment device in the determined group of user equipments;
determining via the processor a charging attribute state for the group of user equipments based on the first charging attribute
included in the received subscription request and a second charging attribute associated with the identified second user equipment
device;

receiving a charging event that identifies a user equipment from a charging component;
applying the charging event;
determining whether the user equipment identified in the charging event is a member of the group of user equipments identified
in the received subscription request;

determining whether the charging attribute state of the group of user equipments has changed; and
notifying the policy management system component of a new charging attribute state in response to determining that the charging
attribute state of the group of user equipments has changed.

US Pat. No. 9,172,300

CHARGE-PUMP VOLTAGE DIVIDER AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A charge-pump voltage divider, comprising:
a first switch, a second switch, a third switch and a fourth switch sequentially connected in series between an input terminal
and ground;

a first capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the first capacitor is coupled
to a common connection of the first switch and the second switch, and the second terminal of the first capacitor is coupled
to a common connection of the third switch and the fourth switch;

a second capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the second capacitor is coupled
to a common connection of the second switch and the third switch, and the second terminal of the second capacitor is connected
to ground;

a start-up circuit comprising the first switch;
a load control switch having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the load control switch
is coupled to a load of the charge-pump voltage divider, and the second terminal of the load control switch is connected to
ground; and

a logic controller, configured to provide a plurality of control signals to the start-up circuit, the second switch, the third
switch, the fourth switch and the load control switch according to an output voltage across the second capacitor of the charge-pump
voltage divider; and wherein

when the output voltage is lower than a threshold voltage, the plurality of control signals is configured to control the charge-pump
to operate in a start-up stage so as to turn the load control switch OFF to disconnect the load from the charge-pump voltage
divider, and to operate the first switch in a linear region;

when the output voltage is higher than the threshold voltage, the plurality of control signals is configured to turn the load
control switch ON to connect the load to the charge-pump voltage divider, and is further configured to switch the first switch
ON and OFF alternately; and wherein

during the start-up stage of the charge-pump voltage divider, the plurality of control signals is configured to maintain the
second switch and the fourth switch ON, and maintain the third switch OFF.

US Pat. No. 9,172,296

COMMON MODE FILTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A SOLAR POWER INVERTER

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A photovoltaic system comprising:
a photovoltaic array;
a distribution system, wherein the distribution system distributes power away from the photovoltaic array;
N inverters coupled to the distribution system, each of the N inverters is configured to convert DC power from the photovoltaic
array to AC power and apply the AC power to the distribution system;

N attenuating components, each of the N attenuating components is coupled to a corresponding one of the N inverters, and each
of the N attenuating components is disposed to attenuate common-mode high frequency voltages derived from each of a corresponding
one of the N inverters, and each of the N attenuating components is disposed in series with a current loop to block common-mode
currents in the current loop that includes a corresponding one of the N inverters, the photovoltaic array, ground, and the
distribution system, thereby enabling each of the N inverters to be coupled to the distribution system without an isolation
transformer, wherein a portion of the current loop between the photovoltaic array and ground is a capacitance of the photovoltaic
array to ground, wherein the frequency of the high frequency voltages is a function of the switching of the N inverters; and

N damping components disposed in parallel to the capacitance of the photovoltaic array to ground and sized to damp the common-mode
currents which are potentially excited by the common-mode high frequency voltages derived from the N inverters and to prevent
instability due to the attenuating components and the capacitance of the photovoltaic array to ground, each of the N damping
components is coupled to a corresponding one of the N inverters, wherein N is greater than one.

US Pat. No. 9,171,728

METHOD FOR FORMING A POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
providing a semiconductor body which comprises a main surface and a first n-type semiconductor region;
forming a trench which extends from the main surface into the first n-type semiconductor region; and
forming a dielectric layer comprising fixed negative charges on a surface of the trench, comprising performing at least one
atomic layer deposition using an organometallic precursor.

US Pat. No. 9,171,572

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL OPTIMIZATION OF READ CHANNEL

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A method for determining read channel parameters in a data storage device, comprising:
receiving a read channel performance function corresponding to at least three read channel performance parameters;
selecting a plurality of vertexes in a discrete, continuous field defined by the read channel performance function;
determining a worst vertex in the plurality of vertexes having a worst performance;
determining if replacing the worst vertex will cause dimensional collapse; and
determining if dimensional collapse is desirable.

US Pat. No. 9,170,975

HIGH SPEED OVERLAY OF IDLE I2C BUS BANDWIDTH

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method for serial communications of a programmable device connected to an I2C bus, the I2C bus including a serial clock
channel (SCL) and a serial data channel (SDA), the SCL channel and the SDA channel including at least a first logical state
and a second logical state, the method comprising:
the programmable device determining if the SCL channel and the SDA channel are idle, wherein an idle SCL channel and an idle
SDA channel are at the second logical state;

in response to the SCL channel and the SDA channel being idle, the programmable device transmitting a signal holding the SCL
channel to a first logical state;

the programmable device operating high-speed serial communications using the SDA channel, wherein the high-speed serial communications
include a serial communications rate in excess of 3.4 megabits per second (Mbit/s); and

in response to completion of the high-speed serial communications, the programmable device releasing the SCL channel and the
SCL channel returning to the second logical state.

US Pat. No. 9,168,657

PARALLEL LINK ROBOT WITH ADDITIONAL ACTUATOR ARRANGED AT DRIVEN LINKS

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A parallel link robot, comprising:
a base part,
a moving part,
three link parts which link said base part and said moving part and respectively have single degrees of freedom with respect
to said base part,

three actuators which drive said link parts, respectively, each of said link parts including a drive link which is linked
with said base part and two parallel driven links which link said drive link and said moving part,

a posture changing mechanism part which changes a posture of an element which is attached to said moving part,
an additional actuator which is arranged between said two drive links of at least one said link part in parallel to these
driven links,

a power transmission shaft part which extends coaxially from said additional actuator and transmits the rotational drive force
of said additional actuator to said posture changing mechanism part, and

a universal joint which connects a shaft part which extends from said posture changing mechanism part and said power transmission
shaft part, said universal joint being arranged in a cutaway part which is formed in a casing of said moving part and being
positioned on a line connecting two intersecting points between said two driven links and said moving part,

wherein said parallel link robot comprises a linking/reinforcing part which bypasses said universal joint and links and reinforces
the two ends of the cutaway part of the casing of said moving part, and

wherein the linking/reinforcing part extends outward from an outer surface of the casing of the moving part so as to bypass
the universal joint.

US Pat. No. 9,168,094

CATHETER DEVICE INCLUDING FLOW SENSING

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A device, comprising:
a catheter;
at least one flow sensor coupled to the catheter, the at least one flow sensor comprising:
a heating element; and
a temperature sensor disposed proximate to the heating element, wherein the heating element is operable to adjust a temperature
of fluid proximate to the temperature sensor;

at least one component coupled to the catheter and configured to perform an ablation procedure on a portion of a tissue proximate
to the catheter; and

an assessment module coupled to the at least one flow sensor and configured to receive data indicative of at least one flow
measurement from the at least one flow sensor and provide an indication of the efficacy of the ablation procedure based on
the data indicative of at least one flow measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,172,276

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power transmission device comprising:
a power transmission device side active electrode;
a power transmission device side passive electrode;
a high-frequency high-voltage generating circuit configured to apply a high voltage of high frequency between the power transmission
device side active electrode and the power transmission device side passive electrode; and

a potential control section configured to control a potential of the power transmission device side passive electrode, wherein
the power transmission device side passive electrode surrounds the power transmission device side active electrode and the
high-frequency high-voltage generating circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,169,769

GAS-FIRED ENGINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A gas-fired engine for a high-pressure gas injection engine comprising an electronic control unit that drives an engine
by controlling high-pressure hydraulic oil by a controller and an electromagnetic valve, and a gas fuel supply device that
boosts a pressure of liquefied gas as fuel gas to a high pressure and supplies the fuel gas into a combustion chamber by injection,
wherein the gas fuel supply device includes:
a reciprocating pump that is driven by a hydraulic motor to boost a pressure of liquefied gas introduced thereto to a desired
pressure and discharge the liquefied gas;

a hydraulic oil introduction line that introduces a portion of the high-pressure hydraulic oil from a hydraulic oil line of
the electronic control unit, supplies the high-pressure hydraulic oil to the hydraulic motor, and thereby drives the hydraulic
motor;

a hydraulic oil return line that returns the high-pressure hydraulic oil used for driving the hydraulic motor to the hydraulic
oil line;

a heating unit that heats and gasifies the boosted liquefied gas supplied from the reciprocating pump;
a control section that adjusts a rotational speed of the hydraulic motor to maintain constant a gas fuel outlet pressure of
the heating unit; and

an engine inlet gas pressure reducing valve that regulates a pressure of gas fuel to be injected into the combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,173,213

SEARCH SPACE FOR NON-INTERLEAVED RELAY PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL R-PDCCH

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A reception method comprising:
receiving a signal including downlink control information mapped to a search space, the search space including a plurality
of candidates for mapping the downlink control information by a transmission apparatus, and each candidate including a control
channel element (CCE) or a plurality of aggregated CCEs, wherein a first aggregation level value for localized allocation
where CCE(s) included in a candidate are localized in a frequency domain is smaller than a second aggregation level value
for distributed allocation where CCEs included in the candidate are at least partially distributed in the frequency domain,
and wherein the search space is configured on a data region of a downlink subframe; and

decoding the search space to obtain the downlink control information that is mapped to one of the plurality of candidates
included in the search space.

US Pat. No. 9,173,134

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING QUALITY OF SERVICE SETTINGS FOR GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for managing quality of service (QoS) settings for group communications, the method comprising a centralized QoS
entity performing:
determining a plurality of active participants of a group communication session;
determining, for each active participant, an individual QoS setting, including a first individual QoS setting for a first
active participant and a second individual QoS setting for a second active participant;

modifying one of the first individual QoS setting and the second individual QoS setting based on a comparison of the first
individual QoS setting to the second individual QoS setting, wherein modifying comprises changing one of the first individual
QoS setting and the second individual QoS setting to the other of the first and second individual QoS settings, wherein the
modified individual QoS setting is applied to a session leg used by the corresponding active participant during the group
communication session, and wherein modifying one of the first individual QoS setting and the second individual QoS setting
comprises performing one or more of:

determining that the first active participant is a recipient of media, determining that the second active participant is a
source of the media, wherein the individual QoS setting for the second active participant has a highest QoS Class Identifier
(QCI) among the individual QoS settings for all the active participants that are recipients of the media, and changing a QCI
value for the first individual QoS setting to the highest QCI;

determining that the first active participant is a recipient of media, determining that the second active participant is a
source of the media, wherein the individual QoS setting for the second active participant has a highest Allocation and Retention
Priority (ARP) among the individual QoS settings for all the active participants that are recipients of the media, and changing
an ARP value for the first individual QoS setting to the highest ARP;

determining that the first active participant is a source of media and all of the other active participants in the plurality
of active participants are recipients of the media, determining that the second active participant has a highest QoS Class
Identifier (QCI) among the individual QoS settings for the source and of all the other recipients, and changing a QCI value
for the first individual QoS setting to the highest QCI; and

determining that the first active participant is a source of media and all of the other active participants in the plurality
of active participants are recipients of the media, determining that the second active participant has a highest Allocation
and Retention Priority (ARP) among the individual QoS settings for the source and for all the other recipients, and changing
an ARP value for the first individual QoS setting to the highest ARP.

US Pat. No. 9,172,467

RAMAN PUMP CIRCUIT

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A Raman pump, comprising:
a laser that has first and second facets, the laser supplying a first optical signal from the first facet and a second optical
signal from the second facet;

a delay interferometer that receives the first optical signal, such that the first optical signal is decorrleated relative
to the second optical signal;

a combiner configured to combine the delayed first signal and the second optical signal to provide a Raman pump signal; and
a polarization rotator that receives the second optical signal and provides a rotated second optical signal, the rotated second
optical signal having a polarization that is orthogonal with respect to a polarization of the first optical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,170,436

LUMINESCENT STACKED WAVEGUIDE DISPLAY

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A display comprising:
a first waveguide containing first luminophores that fluoresce to produce light of a first color;
a second waveguide overlying the first waveguide and containing second luminophores that fluoresce to produce light of a second
color;

a light collection structure positioned to transmit light from a surrounding environment transversely through the first waveguide
and the second waveguide;

a first optical via providing an optical path to a display surface for light from the first optical waveguide; and
a second optical via providing an optical path to the display surface for light from the second optical waveguide,
wherein the first optical via extends through an opening in the second waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,171,668

MAGNET MEMBER

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A magnet member comprising:
a magnet base body including a rare-earth magnet; and
a plating film containing Ni that covers the magnet base body and forms an outermost layer of the magnet member, the plating
film containing Ni comprising (i) a center part that coincides with a center of the magnet base body, and (ii) a marginal
part;

wherein the plating film containing Ni has a sulfur content lower in the marginal part of the outermost layer of the magnet
member than in the center part of the outermost layer of the magnet member,

wherein a surface of the plating film containing Ni that forms the outermost layer of the magnet member is perpendicular to
an easy magnetization direction of the magnet base body, and

wherein the center part of the plating film containing Ni is surrounded by the marginal part of the plating film containing
Ni, the center part having a 50% reduction ratio relative to the marginal part, wherein the plating film containing Ni is
thicker in the marginal part than in the center part.

US Pat. No. 9,170,303

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DETERMINE ELECTRIC MOTOR EFFICIENCY USING AN EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which
when executed by a computer, cause the computer to:
determine an input voltage and current at a first operating point of an online induction motor;
determine an input voltage and current at a second operating point of the online induction motor;
determine at least one modified equivalent circuit based on voltage and current phasors corresponding to the input voltages
and currents at the first and second load points;

calculate a plurality of motor parameters from the at least one modified equivalent circuit; and
determine a motor efficiency of the online induction motor based on the plurality of calculated motor parameters;
wherein the modified equivalent circuit comprises a positive-sequence equivalent circuit with an added equivalent stray-load
resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,168,583

NON-ROTATING SHAFT FOR A CONTINUOUS CASTING MACHINE

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, (SE)

1. A non-rotating shaft for supporting a mechanical element of a roll segment in a continuously casting machine, the non-rotating
shaft comprising:
a substantially circular cross-section;
a portion with a continuous periphery, wherein:
a first radical distance between a first point on the periphery of the portion and a center of the shaft is different from
a second radial distance between a second point on the periphery of the portion and the center of the shaft,

the first and second points are both disposed in a single cross-section of the shaft, the cross-section being perpendicular
to an axis of the shaft,

the first and second points are angularly offset by a non-zero angle about the axis,
the first and second radial distances are both less than a radius of the circular cross-section, the portion extending axially
and circumferentially on the shaft through an angle of between about one degree and about 180 degrees,

the portion is a convex shaped arc, and
the shaft transitions to and from the portion at two locations separated by the angle such that no edge surface is formed
at either of the two locations and the two locations are disposed on the single cross-section containing the first and second
points; and

a section that includes the portion and is configured to at least partly receive the mechanical element, the section being
further configured to receive a load at least partly at the portion.

US Pat. No. 9,173,180

SYNCRONIZING WIRELESS DEVICES

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

9. A wireless device having a reference clock for synchronizing with a master reference clock via a magnetic-induction (MI)
based wireless network, the wireless circuit device comprising:
a receiving unit, including receiver circuitry configured for receiving information via the magnetic-induction (MI) based
wireless network, adapted to receive a dedicated synchronization frame via a dedicated synchronization channel; and

a processor, including logic circuitry, adapted to synchronize the reference clock with the master reference clock based on
the dedicated synchronization frame received via the magnetic-induction (MI) based wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,170,209

INSPECTION GUIDED OVERLAY METROLOGY

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A method for inspection guided metrology, comprising:
performing a pattern search in order to identify one or more instances of a predetermined pattern on a semiconductor wafer;
generating a care area for each of the one or more instances of the predetermined pattern on the semiconductor wafer;
identifying one or more defects within each of the one or more generated care areas by performing an inspection scan of each
of the one or more generated care areas, wherein the inspection scan includes a low-threshold inspection scan or a high sensitivity
inspection scan;

identifying one or more metrology sites of at least some of the one or more instances of the predetermined pattern on the
semiconductor wafer having a measured metrology parameter deviating from a selected metrology specification utilizing a defect
inspection technique;

comparing location data of the one or more identified defects of a generated care area to location data of the one or more
identified metrology sites within the generated care area in order to identify one or more locations wherein the one or more
defects are proximate to the one or more identified metrology sites; and

generating a metrology sampling plan based on the identified one or more locations wherein the one or more defects are proximate
to the one or more identified metrology sites.

US Pat. No. 9,169,409

INK COMPOSITION FOR IMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY AND ROLL PRINTING

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An ink composition consisting of:
7-12.5% by weight of a novolak resin;
7-12.5% by weight of an additive added to retain thermal stability selected from the group consisting of methyl gallate and
propyl gallate;

0.1-1.5% by weight of a silicon-based surfactant;
0.5-2.5% by weight of hexamethylol melamine hexamethyl ether; and
71-85.4% by weight ethanol,
wherein the amounts are based on the total of the ink composition.

US Pat. No. 9,168,016

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER TO RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A portable radiographic image capturing apparatus comprising:
a radiation source device including an electric power storage unit and a radiation source for outputting radiation; and
a detector device including an electric power storage unit and a radiation detector for detecting radiation that is transmitted
through a subject when the subject is irradiated with radiation by the radiation source, and converting the detected radiation
into a radiographic image,

at least one of the radiation source device and the detector device having an electric power supply limiting unit for limiting
supply of electric power,

the electric power supply limiting unit including:
an electric power controller that controls supply of electric power between the electric power storage unit of the radiation
source device and the electric power storage unit of the detector device; and

an electric power supply limiter that limits supply of electric power between the electric power storage unit of the radiation
source device and the electric power storage unit of the detector device, depending on timing of an image capturing process,

wherein the electric power controller supplies electric power only along a route from the electric power storage unit of the
detector device to the electric power storage unit of the radiation source device, based on the electric power supply request
made before the image capturing process.

US Pat. No. 9,167,903

THERAPEUTIC BACK SUPPORT AND STABILIZATION

Access Enterprises, LLC, ...

1. A chair comprising:
a seat portion; and
a back portion, said back portion including a mechanism, said mechanism being adapted to automatically and repeatedly move
said back portion forward in respective forward motions with respect to said seat portion so as to follow a motion of a user's
back and being adapted to automatically and repeatedly substantially prevent backwards motion of said back portion between
said repeated forward motions.

US Pat. No. 9,171,962

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device having a nonvolatile memory cell selectively formed on a semiconductor substrate, comprising:
a gate insulating film disposed on the semiconductor substrate;
a floating gate selectively formed on the gate insulating film in a region for the nonvolatile memory cell;
a control gate disposed on the floating gate and having a side coplanar with a side of the floating gate;
a select gate selectively formed on the gate insulating film in the region for the nonvolatile memory cell and having a mono-layered
structure of a conductive film flush with the floating gate;

a tunnel diffusion layer facing a portion of the floating gate in the semiconductor substrate;
a tunnel window disposed in a portion of the gate insulating film between the floating gate and the tunnel diffusion layer,
the tunnel window configured to be thinner than a remaining peripheral portion of the gate insulating film;

a drain low concentration layer disposed in the semiconductor substrate, the drain low concentration layer self-aligned with
a first side of the select gate opposite to the tunnel diffusion layer;

a drain region disposed in the drain low concentration layer, the drain region self-aligned with a side wall covering the
first side of the select gate, the drain low concentration layer being widened to a region that is deeper than the drain region
and having an impurity concentration that is lower than that of the drain region; and

a tunnel low concentration layer disposed to overlap a portion of the tunnel diffusion layer in the semiconductor substrate,
the tunnel low concentration layer being self-aligned with a second side of the select gate facing the floating gate and a
side of the floating gate facing the select gate.

US Pat. No. 9,169,423

ADHESIVE OPTICAL FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for producing a pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film comprising an optical film and a pressure-sensitive adhesive
layer provided on the optical film, the method comprising the steps of:
(1A) applying a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid with a viscosity Y (P) to the optical film to form a coating with
a thickness X (?m); and

(2A) drying the applied pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid to form a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer,
wherein the viscosity Y of the pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid and the thickness X of the coating satisfy the relation
0.8X?Y?68,

wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid has a thickness X (?m) of 20 to 250 ?m,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid has a viscosity Y (P) of 2 to 160 P,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a thickness (?m) standard deviation of 0.12 ?m or less, and
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive coating liquid is a water-based or aqueous dispersion pressure-sensitive adhesive
containing a (meth)acryl-based polymer having a weight average molecular weight in the range of 1,400,000 to 3,000,000.

US Pat. No. 9,169,394

METHODS FOR DISPERSING CARBON NANOTUBES AND COMPOSITIONS USED FOR THE METHODS

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

17. The method of claim 14, wherein the thermosetting resin is selected from the group consisting of a cyanate ester, epoxy, vinyl ester, polyimide,
bismaleimide, and a mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,173,027

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING A SPEAKER

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A system comprising:
a controller configured to be coupled to an audio speaker, wherein the controller receives one or more signals indicative
of one or more operating characteristics of the audio speaker and compares the one or more operating characteristics to one
or more speaker protection thresholds, and based on the comparison, processes an audio input signal to generate an audio output
signal communicated from the controller to the audio speaker, further wherein the one or more speaker protection thresholds
are based on reliability testing of one or more audio speakers similar to the audio speaker and the controller generates one
or more modeled parameters for the audio speaker and modifies the one or more speaker protection thresholds based on the one
or more modeled parameters;

wherein:
the controller generates the one or more modeled parameters by receiving a current signal indicative of an electrical current
associated with the audio speaker and a voltage signal indicative of an electrical voltage associated with the audio speaker,
and in response to the current signal and the voltage signal, generates the one or more modeled parameters for the audio speaker;
and

the one or more modeled parameters are based on discrete-time domain information and displacement domain information and the
discrete-time domain information and the displacement domain information are used to update the one or more modeled parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,172,177

STRAIN-RELIEF/BENDING-PROTECTION APPARATUS

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. A strain relief/bending protection apparatus for a cable connected to a connector, comprising:
a base section configured to be fastened to a housing of the plug connector; and
a sleeve section projecting from the base section for surrounding the cable in a region disposed outside the housing, wherein
the sleeve section has a continuously round cross-section and a cross-sectional area of the sleeve section reduces as the
spacing from the base section increases, wherein the cross sectional area of the sleeve section decreases step wise while
forming discrete part sections, wherein the cross sectional area of the sleeve section constantly decreases between the part
sections, and wherein the sleeve portion is angled relative to the base portion and the strain relief/bending protection apparatus
is formed by an injection molding process.

US Pat. No. 9,172,049

SOLUTION-PROCESSABLE ELECTRON-TRANSPORT MATERIALS AND RELATED ORGANIC OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES

University of Washington ...

1. An optoelectronic device, comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode;
an active layer intermediate the first and second electrodes; and
a transport layer intermediate the second electrode and the active layer, wherein the transport layer comprises a compound
of (1):


wherein R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, aromatic, heteroaromatic,


wherein R7 is any one of R1 or R2;

wherein R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, aromatic, heteroaromatic,


wherein R3, R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H and R1; and

wherein all of R1-R5 are not H.

US Pat. No. 9,170,566

WATCH INCLUDING A FLANGE

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A watch comprising:
a middle part which, with a crystal, delimits a watch case, wherein the crystal comprises a top face facing the user and an
opposite bottom face facing the watch case;

an electronic device arranged on the bottom face of the crystal;
a printed circuit board is disposed inside the watch case, underneath and remote from the electronic device;
a dial disposed between the crystal and the printed circuit board; and
a flange which is disposed between the crystal and the printed circuit board and having a bottom part which extends inwardly
and supports the dial by a peripheral edge thereof, wherein the flange carries an electrical connection between the electronic
device and the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,168,925

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING GRADE AND ROLLING DIRECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for operating a vehicle, comprising:
adjusting an actuator in response to a rolling direction estimated from a correlation coefficient, where the correlation coefficient
is a summation of unsigned wheel speed values and vehicle longitudinal acceleration values.

US Pat. No. 9,172,520

TERMINAL, NETWORK NODE, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SOFT BUFFER HANDLING IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A terminal that allocates a soft buffer located therein after interacting with a network node, the terminal comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable following:

analyze a reconfiguration message received from the network node, wherein the reconfiguration message indicates a new reconfiguration
of component carriers or a transmission mode of one or more component carriers that will be used by the network node; and

allocate the soft buffer based on the analysis of the reconfiguration message by:
equally dividing a size of the soft buffer into sub-buffers based on a number of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Requests (HARQ) processes;
and

subdividing each sub-buffer based on a total number of codewords to be transmitted over all configured or activated component
carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,172,292

HYBRID STEPPING MOTOR

Minebea Co., Ltd., Nagan...

1. A hybrid stepping motor comprising:
a rotor including a plurality of rotor teeth arranged at an equal pitch on an outer circumferential surface thereof; and
a stator including a plurality of salient poles, each including a plurality of stator teeth of stator salient pole arranged
to face the outer circumferential surface of the rotor via a gap,

wherein the stator teeth of stator salient pole have a predetermined stator tooth thickness and are arranged at a predetermined
stator tooth pitch,

wherein the rotor teeth have a predetermined rotor tooth thickness and are arranged at a predetermined rotor tooth pitch,
and

wherein a facing area being a difference between an area of attraction poles of the stator teeth and the rotor teeth and an
area of repulsion poles thereof ranges from a maximum value and a threshold value of the maximum value, and

wherein the ratio of the stator tooth thickness to the stator inner diameter ranges from 0.027 to 0.034, and wherein the ratio
of the rotor tooth thickness to the rotor outer diameter ranges from 0.025 to 0.031.

US Pat. No. 9,172,215

SPARK PLUG HAVING CENTER ELECTRODE TIP OF VARYING WIDTHS

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

1. A spark plug comprising:
a tubular insulator having an axial hole extending in a direction of an axis;
a center electrode inserted into a forward end portion of the axial hole;
a tubular metallic shell provided around the insulator;
a ground electrode provided at a forward end portion of the metallic shell; and
a tip which is made of metal, whose base end portion is joined to a forward end portion of the center electrode and whose
forward end portion forms a gap in cooperation with a distal end portion of the ground electrode, wherein

the tip is joined to the center electrode through a fusion portion which is formed over the entire circumference of an interface
between a peripheral portion of a rearmost end of the tip and an outer peripheral portion of a forward end of the center electrode
and in which the tip and the center electrode are fused and mixed together,

the center electrode has a coefficient of linear thermal expansion greater than that of the tip,
the tip has a gap-forming portion which has a maximum width of 1.2 mm or greater as measured on a cross section including
the axis and which forms the gap in cooperation with the ground electrode, and a to-be-joined portion which is located between
the gap-forming portion and the fusion portion and adjacent to the fusion portion and which is joined to the center electrode,

at a position A which is shifted 0.1 mm from a forward end of an outer surface of the fusion portion toward the forward end
side with respect to the direction of the axis, the width of the to-be-joined portion, measured on the cross section including
the axis, is made smaller than the width of the gap-forming portion measured on the cross section, and

the to-be-joined portion satisfies a relation Dtw/Dw?1.1, where Dtw represents the width (mm) of the to-be-joined portion
at the position A measured on the cross section, and Dw represents the width (mm) of the fusion portion at the forward end
of the outer surface thereof measured on the cross section.

US Pat. No. 9,171,921

TRENCH MOSFET AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A method for fabricating a trench MOSFET, comprising:
providing a substrate having a body of a first conductivity type and an epitaxy layer of said first conductivity type on said
body;

forming a trench by etching said epitaxy layer;
depositing a first insulating layer and a first polysilicon layer successively on said epitaxy layer, said first polysilicon
layer filling said trench;

forming a first gate in said trench by etching said first polysilicon layer;
etching off an exposed portion of said first insulating layer, and depositing a second insulating layer and a second polysilicon
layer successively, said second polysilicon layer filling said trench;

forming a second gate in said trench by etching said second polysilicon layer;
forming a well of a second conductivity type by performing a first ion implanting after etching off an exposed portion of
said second insulting layer to expose said epitaxy layer;

forming a source region of said first conductivity type by performing a second ion implanting at said surface of said well;
depositing a third insulating layer on said source region and over said trench;
forming a gate opening and a source opening by etching, said gate opening extending through said third insulating layer, said
second gate, said second insulating layer and into said first gate, and said source opening extending through said third insulating
layer, said source region and into said well; and

forming metal plugs by filling a metal layer in said gate opening and in said source opening, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,169,117

MEMS DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) device, comprising:
providing a substrate;
forming a catalyst layer over the substrate;
patterning the catalyst layer;
forming a carbon nanotube based on the catalyst layer;
forming a getter layer over the carbon nanotube and the substrate; and
etching back the getter layer to expose the carbon nanotube.