US Pat. No. 9,178,686

SNR IMPROVEMENT CIRCUIT, SYNCHRONIZATION INFORMATION DETECTION CIRCUIT, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SNR IMPROVEMENT METHOD, AND SYNCHRONIZATION INFORMATION DETECTION METHOD

MegaChips Corporation, O...

1. A Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) improvement circuit for improving an SNR of an input signal, the circuit comprising:
a delay unit for delaying said input signal to generate one or more delay signals;
an adder for adding said one or more delay signals and said input signal before being delayed, wherein:
said input signal contains a periodic signal in which a same signal is repeated a predetermined number of times with a predetermined
period,

said delay unit generates said one or more delay signals with delay time which is ? times longer than said predetermined period,
and

the ? is a natural number, and is set at different values with respect to two or more delay signals; and
an amplitude adjustment unit for making amplitude of at least one signal out of said input signal before being delayed and
said one or more delay signals ? times larger, wherein:

the ? is a positive number, and is set at respective values with respect to a plurality of signals,
said adder performs addition on said at least one signal by use of said signal after the amplitude thereof has been made ?
times larger in said amplitude adjustment unit, and

said ? is set at a value which alleviates fading in a result of the addition in said adder as compared with a configuration
not comprising said amplitude adjustment unit.

US Pat. No. 9,175,258

MICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Inocucor Technologies, In...

1. A method of increasing growth of a plant, comprising,
(a) applying to the foliage of a plant or to a plant growing medium an effective amount of a composition consisting of fermentation
broth and microorganisms consisting of isolated microorganisms of IN-M1, Accession No. PTA-12383,

so that a treated plant has increased growth compared to an untreated plant.

US Pat. No. 9,176,228

DRIVER ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A RADAR DEVICE

Valeo Schalter Und Sensor...

1. A driver assistance device for a vehicle, the driver assistance device having a radar appliance for determining at least
one measured variable (?1, ?2, R1, R2) referenced to an object that is external to the vehicle, the radar appliance comprising:
at least a first and a second reception antenna, each for receiving signals (SE1, SE2);

a first down-converter, which is coupled to the first reception antenna via a first reception path, and a second down-converter,
which is coupled to the second reception antenna via a second reception path, each for down-converting the received signals
(SE1, SE2) into respective baseband signals (SB1, SB2);

a control device for receiving the baseband signals (SB1, SB2) and for determining the at least one measured variable (?1, ?2, R1, R2) using the baseband signals (SB1, SB2);

test means for producing a local single-sideband-modulated check signal (SP) and for coupling the check signal (SP) into the first reception path and into the second reception path, as a result of which the control device receives firstly
the check signal (SP) that has been down-converted by the first down-converter as a first test signal (ST1) and/or secondly the check signal (SP) that has been down-converted by the second down-converter as a second test signal (ST2) wherein said test means comprises;

an up-converter for producing the local check signal (SP), the output of said up-converter being coupled firstly to the first reception path and secondly to the second reception
path;

a local oscillator for providing an oscillator signal, said local oscillator being shared by the first and second down-converters
and by the up-converter; and

wherein the local oscillator is coupled to an input of the up-converter via a directional coupler or a power splitter, wherein
the directional coupler or the power splitter is designed to tap off a portion of between ?25 dB and ?15 dB from a power of
the oscillator signal for the up-converter.

US Pat. No. 9,175,170

METHOD FOR COATING METALLIC SURFACES WITH A COMPOSITION THAT IS RICH IN POLYMERS

Chemetall GmbH, Frankfur...

1. A process comprising
contacting a metallic surface that is at least one of clean, pickled, cleaned or pretreated with an aqueous composition having
a solids content to form a film on the metallic surface to form a coated substrate, which is then dried to partly or completely
compact the formed dried film,

wherein the dried film has a layer thickness in the range from 0.01 to 10 ?m, for pretreatment before a further coating or
for treatment,

wherein the aqueous composition has a pH of from 4 to 9.5 and is largely or completely free of chromium(VI) compounds, and
comprises water and:

a) at least one hydrolyzable or at least partly hydrolyzed silane, wherein said partly hydrolyzed silane is an epoxy silane;
b) a metal chelate selected from the group consisting of a metal lactate; a metal ammonium lactate, a metal citrate, a metal
dialkylcitrate, and a metal dialkylester-citrate;

c) an organic film-forming agent comprising at least one of a water-soluble, organic polymer, a water-dispersible organic
polymer, a water soluble organic copolymer, or a water-dispersible organic-copolymer with an acid number in the range from
3 to 250 and wherein the organic film-forming agent, based on the solids the composition, is present in an amount of >45 wt.
% and contains an acid group,

wherein said organic film-forming agent further comprises at least one member selected from the group consisting of
acrylic-polyester-polyurethane copolymer,
acrylic-polyester-polyurethane-styrene copolymer,
acrylic acid ester,
acrylic acid ester-methacrylic acid ester, optionally with at least one of free acids or acrylonitrile,
ethylene-acrylic mixture,
ethylene-acrylic copolymer,
ethylene-acrylic-polyester copolymer,
ethylene-acrylic-polyurethane copolymer,
ethylene-acrylic-polyester-polyurethane copolymer,
ethylene-acrylic-polyester-polyurethane-styrene copolymer,
ethylene-acrylic-styrene copolymer,
polyester resins with free carboxyl groups combined with melamine-formaldehyde resins,
a synthetic resin mixture or copolymer based on acrylate and styrene,
a synthetic resin mixture or copolymer based on styrene-butadiene,
a synthetic resin mixture or copolymer of acrylate and epoxide,
an acrylic-modified polyester containing carboxyl groups together with melamine-formaldehyde and ethylene-acrylic copolymer,
polycarbonate-polyurethane,
polyester-polyurethane,
styrene,
styrene-vinyl acetate,
vinyl acetate,
vinyl ester and
vinyl ether;
d) a long-chain alcohol; and
e) an inorganic compound, wherein the inorganic compound is in particle form,
wherein the aqueous composition further comprises a crosslinking agent based on a hafnium cation, wherein the content of the
crosslinking agent in the aqueous composition is in the range from 0.01 to 3 wt. %,

wherein the organic film-forming agent contains a content of at least one copolymer with an acid number in the range from
3 to 80 to the extent of at least 50 wt. % of the synthetic resins added, wherein the content of the at least one silane in
the aqueous composition, including the reaction products formed therefrom, is from 0.1 to 50 g/l, and wherein the molecular
weights of the synthetic resins added are in the range of at least 1,000 u.

US Pat. No. 9,179,136

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING 3D SHUTTER GLASSES TO A TELEVISION REFRESH RATE

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method for communication in a 3D video viewing shutter device that is wirelessly coupled to a 3D video display device,
the method comprising:
generating a slave clock based on a master clock generated in said 3D video display device;
maintaining synchronization of said slave clock with said master clock;
receiving, from said 3D video display device, a time interval associated with display of 3D video frames and a time offset
with respect to said time interval for delaying opening and/or closing of left and/or right shutters of said 3D video viewing
shutter device, said time interval being based upon a frame synchronization signal generated by said 3D video display device,
said frame synchronization signal being at a positive value of a square wave indicating a left frame is to be displayed by
said 3D video viewing shutter device or at a negative value of said square wave indicating a right frame is to be displayed
by said 3D video viewing shutter device; and

opening and/or closing said left and/or right shutters of said 3D video viewing shutter device to correspond to a time of
said display of said 3D video frames based on said generated slave clock, said time interval, and said time offset.

US Pat. No. 9,174,417

HOUSING FOR ELECTRICAL POWER CELLS IN ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A battery housing for electrically-driven motor vehicles comprising:
(a) a support layer, wherein the support layer has a thickness is in the range from 1 to 20 mm, and wherein the support layer
comprises:

(i) 40 to 99%, based on the total weight of the support layer, of a thermoplastic polymer, and
(ii) 1 to 60%, based on the total weight of the support layer, of a reinforcing filler;
(b) a cover layer, wherein the cover layer comprises a metal having a thickness from 50 to 1000 ?m, and wherein the cover
layer comprises metals selected from the group consisting of aluminum, iron, a noble metal, silver, and chromium;

(c) an intermediate layer directly contacting both the support layer and the cover layer, said intermediate layer has a thickness
of 0.005 mm to 0.5 mm, wherein the intermediate layer is saturated with a resin such that the weight of the intermediate layer
is in the range of 30 to 70 g/m2, and wherein said resin is selected from the group consisting of acrylate resins, phenolic resins, urea resins, and melamine
resins.

US Pat. No. 9,175,126

HYDROPHILIC POLYISOCYANATES

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A hydrophilic, water-soluble or water-dispersible polyisocyanate, comprising 4% to 27% by weight of isocyanate groups,
said groups being aliphatically, cycloaliphatically, araliphatically and/or aromatically attached isocyanate groups,
wherein the polyisocyanate has an average functionality of 2.0 to 5.0 and is synthesized from:
A) at least one diisocyanate or polyisocyanate component having an average functionality of 2.0 to 5.0 and having 8% to 27%
by weight of aliphatically, cycloaliphatically, araliphatically and/or aromatically attached isocyanate groups (calculated
as NCO; molecular weight=42); and

B) 0.3% to 25% by weight, based on the total weight of components A) and B), of at least one emulsifier (B) of the formula
(1):

X-[y]-Z  (1),

wherein:
X represents one or more hydrophilic structural units formed from a substance class X?, where X? comprises at least one group
b) selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyalkylcarboxylic acid, a hydroxyalkylsulphonic acid, a hydroxypolyethersulphonic
acid, and a hydroxyalkyl-N,N-dialkylamine of the formula HO—R2NR3R4, wherein R2 R3 and R4 independently represent alkyl groups having 1-18 carbon atoms, said group b) optionally branched or comprising a ring;

y represents an optional spacer;
Z represents one or more hydrophobic structural units;
the emulsifier (B) comprises a functional group which is reactive towards isocyanate groups; and
A) and B) are reacted with one another such that an equivalents ratio of NCO groups to functional groups which are reactive
towards NCO groups of 2:1 to 400:1.

US Pat. No. 9,173,709

PENIS EXTENDER

1. A system comprising:
a penis extender including a first end and a second end, the first end being configured to be placed on a penis of a user,
and the second end being configured to receive an external force, wherein a length and a circumference of the penis extender
is configured to change responsive to the second end receiving the external force;

an external member being coupled to the second end of the penis extender, wherein the external member is configured to apply
the external force; and

a wrap being configured to be positioned between the penis of the user and the penis extender, wherein a first end of the
wrap is configured to be positioned between the first end of the penis extender and the second end of the penis extender,
and a second end of the wrap is configured to be positioned outside of the penis extender.

US Pat. No. 9,175,726

BEARING MODULE

1. A bearing module, comprising:
a first bearing component and a second bearing component which are mounted such that the first bearing component and the second
bearing component can move relative to one another, the first bearing component being an outer ring extending in a circumferential
direction and the second bearing component being a corresponding inner ring;

a raceway is provided on one of the outer bearing ring and the inner bearing ring, and corrosion protection is provided at
a side of the raceway, the corrosion protection being anodic corrosion protection and including one of a sacrificial anode
or an impressed current anode; and

wherein a separate protection means is provided, which is comprised of an oligodynamically acting material.
US Pat. No. 9,174,205

PRODUCTION OF CATALYTICALLY ACTIVE ACTIVATED CARBONS

CABOT NORIT NEDERLAND B.V...

1. Method for preparing catalytically active activated carbon comprising micropores, mesopores and macropores, said method
comprising the steps of:
i) mixing charcoal with one or more organic nitrogen-containing compounds, said nitrogen-containing compounds comprising one
or more moieties selected from the group consisting of amines, amides, nitriles, nitrosamines, cyanates, isocyanates, and
oximes;

ii) drying the mixture obtained in step i);
iii) activating the dried mixture using steam, thereby producing catalytically active activated carbon,
wherein the mixture obtained in step i) is not carbonised before being activated using steam in step iii).

US Pat. No. 9,175,593

PISTON FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A piston for an internal combustion engine, comprising:
a crown portion that defines a combustion chamber;
a ring-shaped cooling channel formed in the crown portion, through which a cooling oil flows; and
a plurality of concave portions formed on at least one side of the cooling channel in an axial direction of the piston, each
of the plurality of concave portions having a curved surface;

wherein each of the plurality of concave portions has a radial width smaller than a width of the cooling channel; and
wherein each of the plurality of concave portions is positioned at a position apart from a radial center of the cooling channel
in a radial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,179,489

INTER BASE STATION HANDOVER METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, DRX CONTROL METHOD, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

3. A method of a mobile station, the method comprising:
receiving data;
using at least one of a first Discontinuous Reception (DRX) configuration or a second DRX configuration having longer DRX
cycle than a DRX cycle of the first DRX configuration,

starting to use the second DRX configuration if the mobile station does not receive data within a predetermined period while
using the first DRX configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,179,405

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEIVING DEVICE AND RECEIVING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A reception device comprising:
a receiver receiving, from a transmission device for Multiple-Input, Single-Output (MISO) transmission, a signal containing
polarization information indicating whether antennas for transmission by MISO have only a first polarization or have a second
polarization as well as the first polarization; and

a decoder decoding the polarization information contained in the signal received by the receiver, wherein
when the polarization information indicates that antennas used for transmission of transmission data have only the first polarization,
the decoder stops a system for antennas having the second polarization during decoding of the transmission data.

US Pat. No. 9,174,372

SHUT OFF NOZZLE SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method of making a shaped part, comprising:
closing a tool comprising a first portion comprising a nozzle and a second portion comprising a shut off pin opposite the
nozzle, and a film gate and a mold cavity formed between the first portion and the second portion;

injecting polymer melt into the mold cavity of the tool, wherein the polymer melt flows through the nozzle and through the
film gate;

blocking the nozzle by direct contact with the shut off pin;
completing a compression stroke wherein the mold cavity is compressed, a thickness of the film gate is decreased, and the
shut off pin moves;

releasing the shut off pin;
pushing the shut off pin in the opposite direction of the nozzle;
opening the tool;
ejecting the shaped part; and
pulling leftover material from the nozzle with the shut off pin.

US Pat. No. 9,179,161

VIDEO ENCODING

Nissim Nissimyan, Kiryat...

1. A computerized method for encoding video comprising:
dividing a video frame into variable size macroblocks;
for each macroblock finding a minimal error motion estimation compensation algorithm pair, said finding comprising using motion
estimation to encode and decode said macroblock using different pairs to find the pair that encodes and subsequently decodes
with a smallest error; and

encoding said frame by:
encoding each macroblock by estimating motion with a motion estimation algorithm of said respective minimal error motion estimation
compensation pair;

carrying out multiple concurrent rate control of said frame and of said macroblocks respectively; and
using said rate control to provide a quantization of said motion estimation,
wherein said multiple concurrent rate control comprises setting a control rate algorithm by operating a sequence of control
rate algorithms and selecting therefrom one member of the group consisting of the control rate algorithm providing the best
results at macro block level and the control rate algorithm providing the best results at a frame level.

US Pat. No. 9,173,859

USES OF DPP IV INHIBITORS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A method of treating type 2 diabetes comprising
administering to a patient in need thereof (a) 1-[(4-methyl-quinazolin-2-yl)methyl]-3-methyl-7-(2-butyn-1-yl)-8-(3-(R)-amino-piperidin-1-yl)-xanthine,
or a therapeutically active salt thereof, in an oral dosage of 2.5 mg or 5 mg, and (b) metformin

wherein the dose of metformin is 100 mg to 500 mg or 200 mg to 850 mg (1-3 times a day), or 300 mg to 1000 mg once or twice
a day, or as delayed-release metformin in a dose of 500 mg to 1000 mg once or twice a day, or 500 mg to 2000 mg once a day,
or

wherein the dose of metformin is 500 mg, 850 mg or 1000 mg as a single dose with a total daily dose of metformin of 500-2850
mg, or 500 mg, 1000 mg, 1500 mg or 2000 mg metformin in delayed release form, or

wherein the dose of metformin is 500 mg to 1000 mg.

US Pat. No. 9,178,795

METHOD AND ETHERNET SWITCHING DEVICE FOR DETECTING LOOP POSITION IN ETHERNET

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for detecting a loop position in an Ethernet network, the method comprising:
learning, by an Ethernet switch device, a Media Access Control (MAC) address, wherein in a MAC table, a first MAC address
corresponds to a first port before the learning of the MAC address, and the first MAC address corresponds to a second port
after the learning of the MAC address;

calculating an interval between a time of learning on the second port and a time of transmitting a last packet or receiving
a last packet from the first port, if the second port and the first port are not in the same sub-network; and

determining that a loop exists in a sub-network connected to the second port, if the interval is smaller than a predetermined
judgment threshold of host migration.

US Pat. No. 9,174,808

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING PACKAGING UNITS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus for producing bundles of containers from containers that are provided by a container input, wherein the container
input that provides said containers to be bundled comprises a structure selected from the group consisting of a single track
container feed, a multiple track container feed, a single track container stream, and a multiple track container stream, wherein
containers that arrive on said container input have an arbitrary orientation with respect to a container structure, wherein
said container structure is selected from the group consisting of a container feature and a configuration feature of said
container, wherein a grouping structure partitions and compresses a predetermined number of containers, wherein said grouping
structure is selected from the group consisting of a partitioning unit, a compressing unit, a partitioning section, and a
compressing section, wherein said predetermined number of containers are at least one of compressed and formed into at least
one of container groups and partial bundles that are formed and subsequently combined into a subsequent bundle, wherein application
elements are provided by way of which a substance can be applied on at least one contact surface of at least one of said containers
of said subsequent bundle of containers, wherein said substance is selected from the group consisting of an adhesive agent
and an adhesive agent application, wherein said apparatus comprises a plurality of infinitely revolving single-station conveyor
elements, an adjustment element, a transporter for transporting in a transport direction, an alignment section, and a controllable
rotation element, wherein said alignment section is a constituent of said transporter, wherein said controllable rotation
element is a constituent of said transporter, wherein said infinitely revolving single-station conveyor elements are constituents
of said alignment section, wherein said infinitely revolving single-station conveyor elements are drivable in said transport
direction, and wherein said adjustment element is arranged in said alignment section, wherein said adjustment element is capable
of being actuated, wherein said controllable rotation element interacts with said adjustment element, and wherein said grouping
structure is downstream of said alignment section.

US Pat. No. 9,174,728

ELECTRICAL POWERED TAIL ROTOR OF A HELICOPTER

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. An electrical powered tail rotor assembly of a helicopter comprising:
a tail rotor having multiple blades;
a housing around the tail rotor;
two coaxial permanent magnet synchronous motors that are each provided with a stator and a rotatable component that is coaxial
with respect to the stator, each stator including multiple poles, the synchronous motors being integrated as a torus around
an opening of the housing encompassing the tail rotor;

supply means for supplying electric energy to the synchronous motors; and
blade pitch control means provided at the torus, the blade pitch control means including a gear that is mounted between the
rotatable components of the synchronous motors and that links the blades of the tail rotor to each of the rotatable components.

US Pat. No. 9,176,240

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL COUNT REDUCTION IN SOLID-STATE-BASED POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A data acquisition device for a gamma ray detector, comprising:
a summing circuit configured to sum a plurality of electrical signals from a corresponding plurality of sensors coupled to
an array of scintillation crystals to generate a first signal, the plurality of sensors converting received light into the
plurality of electrical signals, wherein the light is generated by a crystal of interaction in response to incident gamma
rays generated by an annihilation event;

a delay summing circuit configured to selectively delay and sum the plurality of electrical signals to generate a second signal;
a first circuit configured to receive the first signal and to determine an energy and an event time of the first signal; and
a second circuit configured to receive the first signal and the second signal and to determine, based on when the first and
second signals respectively exceed a predetermined threshold, which sensor of the plurality of sensors corresponds to a location
of the crystal of interaction.

US Pat. No. 9,178,515

CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR SHARING BIAS CURRENT

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A circuit comprising:
a bias circuit configured to establish a first bias current;
a first level device coupled to the bias circuit, wherein the first bias current passes through the first level device to
establish an operating point of the first level device, the first level device being an active device;

a plurality of N second level devices coupled to the bias circuit through the first level device, at least one of the second
level devices being an active device, wherein the first bias current is split into N portions, and each one of the N portions
passes through one of the plurality of N second level devices to establish an operating point of the at least one active device
of the plurality of second level devices; and

a plurality of M third level devices coupled to the bias circuit through the first level device and one or more of the second
level devices, at least one of the third level devices being an active device, wherein one of the N portions is split into
M portions, and each one of the M portions passes through one of the M third level devices to establish an operating point
of the at least one active device of the plurality of third level devices.

US Pat. No. 9,173,564

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSING INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE

California Institute of T...

1. A method for sensing pressure, the method comprising:
establishing a gap between first and second membranes at a first pressure, the first and second membranes comprising nanophotonic
components;

transmitting a first beam of light to the nanophotonic components;
measuring a first reflectance of the light off of the nanophotonic components at the first pressure and determining a first
resonance by detecting a dip in reflectance;

changing the gap between first and second membranes in response to a second pressure;
transmitting a second beam of light to the nanophotonic components;
measuring a second reflectance of the light off of the nanophotonic components at the second pressure and determining a second
resonance by detecting a dip in reflectance; and

calculating the second pressure using the difference between the first resonance and second resonance.

US Pat. No. 9,177,943

POWER DEVICE CASSETTE WITH AUXILIARY EMITTER CONTACT

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A power semiconductor device module comprising:
a top plate member;
a bottom plate member having a plurality of pedestals;
a plurality of semiconductor device dice, where each of the semiconductor device dice is positioned above a corresponding
one of the plurality of pedestals between the bottom plate member and the top plate member, wherein each of the semiconductor
device dice has: 1) a first power pad disposed on a frontside of the semiconductor device die, 2) a control pad disposed on
the frontside of the semiconductor device die, and 3) a second power pad disposed on a backside of the semiconductor device
die;

a collar having a circular outer periphery;
a first terminal disposed outside the circular outer periphery of the collar, wherein the first terminal is coupled to the
control pad of each of the semiconductor device dice; and

a second terminal disposed outside the circular outer periphery of the collar, wherein the second terminal is coupled to the
first power pad of each of the semiconductor device dice without being electrically connected through either the top plate
member or the bottom plate member.

US Pat. No. 9,179,507

LIGHTING APPARATUS

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:
a piezo-transformer, having a mounting face, at which at least two output-side connection locations are arranged; and
at least one substrateless luminescence diode designed for generating electromagnetic radiation,
wherein the at least one substrateless luminescence diode is at least indirectly applied to the mounting face and mechanically
fixed to the mounting face, and

wherein the at least one substrateless luminescence diode is electrically conductively connected electrically to at least
two of the output-side connection locations.

US Pat. No. 9,178,964

DISTRIBUTING CONTENT

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by at least one of a first server and a second server, a first request that originates at a computer other than
a handheld device wherein the first request specifies a content item to be distributed to the handheld device;

determining, by at least one of the first server and the second server whether the first request is valid;
when the first request is valid, transmitting, from the first server to the second server, a second request specifying the
content item to be distributed to the handheld device and information identifying the handheld device;

accessing configuration information pertaining to the handheld device based on the information identifying the handheld device;
determining whether the second request is valid based on the information identifying the handheld device and at least a portion
of the configuration information pertaining to the handheld device; and

when the second request is valid, transmitting, from the at least one of the first server and the second server, the content
item to the handheld device when the handheld device is able to receive the content item.

US Pat. No. 9,178,294

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A printed circuit board in which three or more layers of circuit boards are laminated and a large number of through holes
for insertion of terminal pins of electronic parts are formed,
wherein lands of a conductor material are formed around a first through hole and a second through hole of the large number
of through holes on surfaces of a top layer circuit board and a bottom circuit board, and the first land around the first
through hole and the second land around the second through hole formed on the side of the top layer circuit board are electrically
connected to the land around the first through hole and the land around the second through hole formed on the side of the
bottom layer circuit board via a conductor member formed on an inner wall surface of the first through hole or a conductor
member formed on an inner wall surface of the second through hole,

wherein, in a circuit board held between the top layer circuit board and the bottom layer circuit board, a first conductor
film connected to the conductor member formed on the inner wall surface of the first through hole and a second conductor film
connected to the conductor member formed on the inner wall surface of the second through hole, and a third conductor film,
held between the first conductor film and the second conductor film, not electrically connected to the first conductor film
and the second conductor film, are formed, and

wherein, when the printed circuit board is viewed from an upper surface, in a region from the first through hole to the second
through hole, any one of the first land and the second land, the first conductor film and the second conductor film, and the
third conductor film, exists in a width equal to or wider than a diameter of the first through hole and the second through
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,179,432

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK REGISTER

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method of operating a cellular mobile telecommunications network having mobile radio network cells and a network register
in which identifiers of mobile terminals and network-related user data of the terminals are stored, wherein
the network register is formed from a peer-to-peer network having a multiplicity of decentralized register nodes networked
with one another and each associated with and responsible for a respective geographic region formed by one or more of the
mobile radio network cells;

hash tables held in the register nodes hold the identifiers of the terminals as hash values and the user data associated with
these hash values; and

the peer-to-peer network has at least
a first register node associated with and responsible for a first geographic region formed of one or more of the mobile radio
network cells and at which a mobile terminal temporarily registers for communication via the telecommunications network, and

a second register node permanently assigned to the terminal and associated with and responsible for a second geographic region
formed of one or more of the mobile radio network cells,
the method comprising the steps of:
holding in the second register node a hash table in which the identifier associated with the terminal is stored as a hash
value determined by a predetermined hash function,

the terminal directly registering at the first register node by transmitting the identifier when it is located in the first
geographic region,

the first register node determining network-related user data of the mobile terminal on registration, and determining the
hash value from the identifier by the predetermined hash function,

the first register node using the hash value to determine the second register node, and transmitting the network-related user
data to the determined second register node,

storing the network-related user data associated with the hash value in the hash table of the second register node, and
when a system requests the current network-related user data of the terminal at a third register node by transmitting the
identifier associated with the terminal, the third register node

determines the hash value of the identifier by means of the hash function,
uses the determined hash value to determine the second register node, and
requests the network-related user data associated with the determined hash value in the hash table of the second register
node and then transmits it back to the requesting system.

US Pat. No. 9,178,390

MOTOR AND COIL STRUCTURE THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A motor, comprising:
a coil structure, including three winding groups, each of which has a plurality of winding portions, wherein the winding portions
have an interval therebetween, and are electrically connected by a wire; and

a plurality of permanent magnets, disposed adjacent to the coil structure and corresponding to the winding groups,
wherein the coil structure has only one triangular pair equal to a first number and the first number is equal to one, and
the triangular pair is constituted by a triangle and an inverted triangle, each of the winding groups has the number of winding
portions equal to a second number, and the number of the permanent magnets is equal to the product of two times the first
number and the square of the second number.

US Pat. No. 9,179,374

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AND MEASURING CELL HANDOVER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for controlling a cell handover, comprising:
acquiring terminal information according to a received handover request that includes information about a low power node that
is located in a source cell and serves the terminal; and

after a random access request sent by a terminal is received, performing, according to the terminal information, beamforming
for a random access response corresponding to the random access request, and sending the random access response to the terminal,
wherein:

the random access response comprises: configuration information of a resource required by the terminal during communication
after the terminal hands over from the source cell covered by a source base station to a target cell covered by a target base
station;

wherein the terminal information comprises at least one of the following: (a) location information of the terminal and (b)
precoding matrix indication information of the target cell measured by the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,176,450

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT ERASES IMAGES DURING INTERRUPTION OF IMAGE FORMING

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming unit configured to form images that are to be transferred to first sheets;
a fixing and erasing unit configured to fix the images onto the first sheets and erase images formed with a decolorizable
material on second sheets; and

a controller configured to:
interrupt the image forming unit to stop formation of images that are to be transferred to the first sheets, and
control the fixing and erasing unit to carry out an erasing operation on the second sheets while the image forming unit is
interrupted.

US Pat. No. 9,178,638

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAPPING AND DE-MAPPING SERVICE DATA

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for generating a de-mapping clock for service data, comprising:
receiving a data frame and obtaining a payload value from the data frame, wherein the payload value is calculated in a transmitting
end according to the service data in a current frame group of which the data frame belongs to, and the payload value is configured
to indicate an amount of service data carried by corresponding containers in a next frame group;

obtaining distribution of valid service data in a certain time cycle according to the payload value in the data frame;
generating a data writing clock according to the distribution of the valid service data, performing a homogenization treatment
on the data writing clock, and obtaining the data writing virtual clock;

comparing a non-gap statistical quantity of the data writing virtual clock with a non-gap statistical quantity of the service
clock gap, and generating a de-mapping clock gap according to the comparison result;

generating a service clock gap according to the de-mapping clock gap; and
performing a phase-locked loop process on the de-mapping clock gap, so as to obtain a recovery clock signal required by a
de-mapping process,

wherein the comparing the non-gap statistical quantity of the data writing virtual clock with the non-gap statistical quantity
of the service clock gap, and generating the de-mapping clock gap according to the comparison result comprises:

counting a non-gap quantity of the data writing virtual clock to obtain a non-gap statistical quantity of the data writing
virtual clock, and counting a non-gap quantity of the service clock gap to obtain a non-gap statistical quantity of the service
clock gap; and

when the non-gap statistical quantity of the data writing virtual clock is greater than the non-gap statistical quantity of
the service clock gap, indicating that the de-mapping clock gap is a fast preformed scheduling pattern; and when the non-gap
statistical quantity of the data writing virtual clock is smaller than the non-gap statistical quantity of the service clock
gap, indicating that the de-mapping clock gap is a slow preformed scheduling pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,178,334

ARBITRARY WAVEFORM GENERATOR TO IMPROVE LASER DIODE DRIVER PERFORMANCE

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a control circuit, a digital description of a current pulse, the digital description including information about
a current value and a duration for which the current value is to be applied to a laser diode;

generating, by the control circuit, an analog drive signal corresponding to the digital description of the current pulse;
communicating, by the control circuit, the analog drive signal to the laser diode;
receiving, by the control circuit, information indicative of current flow through the laser diode upon application of the
analog drive signal;

generating, by the control circuit, a new digital description of the current pulse based on the digital description of the
current pulse and the information indicative of the current flow through the laser diode, wherein generating the new digital
description of the current pulse comprises:

comparing, by the control circuit, the current flowing through the laser diode to the current value included in the first
digital information;

determining, by the control circuit, that the current flowing through the laser diode is not substantially equal to the current
value included in the first digital information; and

generating, by the control circuit, the new digital description of the current pulse based on the determination;
generating, by the control circuit, a new analog drive signal corresponding to the new digital description of the current
pulse; and

providing, by the control circuit, the new analog drive signal to the laser diode.

US Pat. No. 9,176,787

PRESERVING, FROM RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ADJUSTMENT, PORTIONS OF AN OVERCOMMITTED RESOURCE MANAGED BY A HYPERVISOR

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a computer processor and a computer memory coupled to the computer processor, the computer memory having disposed within it
computer program instructions that when executed by the computer processor cause the apparatus to carry out the steps of:

identifying, by a hypervisor, a guest as a privileged guest from among a plurality of non-privileged guests of the hypervisor
based on a time-critical application being executed by the privileged guest;

identifying, by the hypervisor, portions of an overcommitted resource that are allocated to the privileged guest, wherein
the overcommitted resource comprises at least an assignment of one or more same portions of a resource to the privileged guest
and at least another non-privileged guest of a computing device;

preventing, by the hypervisor, resource management adjustment to the identified portions of the overcommitted resource that
are allocated to the privileged guest, wherein the resource management adjustment comprises an action taken by the hypervisor
in response to over utilization of the overcommitted resource and wherein the action includes at least marking as non-swappable
memory pages allocated to the identified privileged guest by tracking the memory pages that correspond to the privileged guest
and allowing swapping of only one or more memory pages that are not associated with the privileged guest; and

wherein preventing resource management adjustment to the identified portions of the overcommitted resource that are allocated
to the privileged guest further includes preventing, by the hypervisor, issuance of a memory balloon request to the identified
privileged guest.

US Pat. No. 9,176,534

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a display unit;
a first cover member that is located on a surface of said electronic apparatus, includes a layer made of sapphire, and has
a first surface opposed to a display surface of said display unit and a second surface opposite to said first surface;

an apparatus case to which said first cover member is mounted, said apparatus case accommodating said display unit;
said second surface of said first cover member comprising an outline including:
first and second partial outlines that extend along a first direction and are parallel to each other;
third and fourth partial outlines that extend along a second direction perpendicular to said first direction and are parallel
to each other;

a fifth partial outline connecting one end of said first partial outline and one end of said third partial outline; and
a sixth partial outline connecting the other end of said first partial outline and one end of said fourth partial outline,
a second cover member that covers said first partial outline, said fifth partial outline, and said sixth partial outline;
and

a fixing member that fixes said second cover member and said apparatus case to each other,
said fixing member being located, in a plan view seen from said second surface side, in an area enclosed by a first phantom
line extending along said first direction from said one end of said first partial outline, a second phantom line extending
along said second direction from said one end of said third partial outline, and said fifth partial outline.

US Pat. No. 9,174,400

METHOD FOR PRODUCING STRUCTURES IN OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND DEVICE FOR THIS PURPOSE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

23. A method for producing structures on a multiplicity of optoelectronic components arranged on an auxiliary carrier, the
method comprising the steps of:
arranging a wafer assemblage on an auxiliary carrier before forming the structures, wherein the wafer assemblage comprises
a plurality of optoelectronic components, each of the optoelectronic components having an active layer comprising an optoelectronic
material;

carrying out a relative movement between a first roller and the auxiliary carrier; and
exerting a pressure between the first roller and the auxiliary carrier to form the structures on the multiplicity of optoelectronic
components.

US Pat. No. 9,178,049

MOS TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A MOS type semiconductor device, comprising:
a stripe-shaped plan-view pattern of protruding semiconductor region on one principal surface of a first conductivity type
semiconductor substrate, the protruding semiconductor region having

a second conductivity type region sandwiched between an upper side first conductivity type first region and a lower side first
conductivity type second region,

a top flat portion including a depression region with a depth reaching the second conductivity type region from a surface
of the upper side first conductivity type first region, and

an inclined portion between the top flat portion and a bottom flat portion around the protruding semiconductor region; and
a gate electrode covering a surface of the inclined portion of the second conductivity type region across a gate insulator,
the gate electrode having

a first end portion on a surface within the inclined portion, and
a second end portion on a surface of the lower side first conductivity type second region on the side of and in the vicinity
of the second conductivity type region,

the gate electrode terminating on the inclined portion without extending onto the top flat portion.

US Pat. No. 9,179,568

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein a concave portion is formed
in the first surface of the housing;

a lid made of a semiconductor material containing an impurity material and comprising a first surface and a second surface
opposite to the first surface, wherein the first surface of the lid faces the first surface of the housing;

a first metal film formed in a metal film formation region on the first surface of the housing, wherein the metal film formation
region is defined as a region surrounding the concave portion on the first surface of the housing;

a second metal film formed on the first surface of the lid to overlap with the metal film formation region in a plan view
of the electronic device, the second metal film having a rectangular annular shape in the plan view;

a third metal film formed on the second surface of the lid to overlap with the metal film formation region in the plan view;
and

an electronic component disposed in the concave portion,
wherein the lid is bonded onto the housing via the first and second metal films to cover the electronic component disposed
in the concave portion,

wherein the third metal film comprises a plurality of metal film portions which are arranged to be separated from each other
in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,179,492

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HALF DUPLEX DATA TRANSMISSION

Texas Instruments Deutsch...

1. An electronic device for half-duplex near field transmission of radio signals comprising:
a first coil, a second coil and a third coil, being arranged as a three-dimensional antenna each of the coils operating independently
of the other;

a first capacitor, a second capacitor and a third capacitor coupleable in parallel to the first coil, the second coil and
the third coil, respectively, for selectively forming a first, a second and a third parallel-resonant circuit for transmitting
and receiving radio signals;

first, second, third series-resonant circuits for transmitting near field radio signals formed by fourth, fifth and sixth
capacitors in series with the first, second and third coils, respectively; and

a control stage configured to either use one of the first, second or third parallel-resonant circuits for receiving radio
signals and for charging a capacitor to power the electronic device and utilizing a corresponding one of the first, second,
third series-resonant circuits for transmitting near field signals.

US Pat. No. 9,178,510

METHODS AND TOUCH DEVICES USING MULTIPLE SAMPLING FREQUENCIES

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method comprising:
at a touch panel comprising a matrix of overlapping drive signal lines and sense signal lines, driving the drive signal lines
with voltage pulses configured to generate current signals at one or more of the sense signal lines in response to a touch
input of a user at a point where the one or more sense signal lines overlap with one or more drive signal lines;

determining first and second sampling frequencies for use by a receiver in sampling current signals at the plurality of sense
signal lines, wherein the second sampling frequency is different from the first sampling frequency;

sampling current signals at the sense signal lines in alternating first and second successive time frames, wherein only the
first sampling frequency is used to sample the current signals at the sense signal lines during each of the first time frames
and only the second sampling frequency is used to sample the current signals at the sense signal lines during each of the
second time frames;

detecting noise that interferes with the first sampling frequency used in each of the first time frames;
while continuing to sample current signals at the sense signal lines using only the second sampling frequency, changing the
first sampling frequency to a first candidate sampling frequency that is not interfered with by the detected noise; and

sampling current signals at the sense signal lines using only the first candidate sampling frequency during each of the first
time frames and using only the second sampling frequency during each of the second time frames.

US Pat. No. 9,178,448

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power conversion device for driving a load, comprising:
a power conversion device main body configured to receive an input of a power supply voltage, and to drive the load; and
a brake circuit configured to protect the power conversion device main body from overvoltage applied thereto, the brake circuit
including

a semiconductor switch circuit that, when conductive, forms a bypass current path with respect to the power conversion device
main body, thus consuming excess power, and

a Zener diode that is connected between a positive electrode line, via which the power supply voltage is applied to the power
conversion device main body, and a control terminal of the semiconductor switch circuit, the Zener diode becoming conductive
when the voltage applied to the power conversion device main body exceeds a predetermined value, to thereby suppress the voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,178,325

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing having a front side and a rear side opposite the front side;
a cage engaged with the housing, the cage and the housing together defining a slot, and an entrance of the slot being adjacent
to the front side so as to allow an electronic card to enter into and exit from the slot along a card insertion direction;
and

a detection switch provided to the housing and adjacent to a side of the slot, the side extending along the card insertion
direction, and the detection switch comprising:

a first resilient terminal having a first fixed portion fixed to the housing and positioned outside the slot, a first resilient
arm portion extending from the first fixed portion toward the rear side and offsetting toward the slot, and a first end portion
extending from a distal end of the first resilient arm portion and extending into the slot and adjacent to the rear side;
and

a second resilient terminal having a second fixed portion fixed to the housing and positioned outside the slot, a second resilient
arm portion extending from the second fixed portion toward the rear side and offsetting toward the slot, and a second end
portion extending from a distal end of the second resilient arm portion, the second end portion being further adjacent to
the front side relative to the first end portion, and when the electronic card is not inserted into the slot, the second end
portion contacting the first resilient arm portion, when the electronic card is received in the slot, the first end portion
being pushed by the electronic card and driving the first resilient arm portion to allow the first resilient arm portion to
be separated from the second end portion.

US Pat. No. 9,178,295

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING GOLD FINGERS

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A flexible printed circuit board connecting electrically with a conductive terminal of a rigid printed circuit board and
connecting electrically with a terminal of a system, the flexible printed circuit board comprising:
a base sheet having a first surface and a second surface thereon, and the base sheet having a first end and a second end;
a metallic layer comprising a first metallic layer and a second metallic layer shorter than the first metallic layer, wherein
the first metallic layer is provided on the first surface or the second surface of the base sheet, and the first metallic
layer has a first electrical connecting portion for electrically connecting to the terminal of the system that is provided
on the first surface or the second surface at the first end in one end, and the first metallic layer has a second electrical
connecting portion for electrically connecting to the conductive terminal of the rigid printed circuit board on the second
surface or the first surface at the second end in another end, and the second electrical connecting portion has at least one
first plated through hole; and the second metallic layer is provided on the first surface or the second surface of the base
sheet at the second end, and the second metallic layer has a third electrical connecting portion and a fourth electrical connecting
portion, and the second metallic layer has at least one second plated through hole between the third electrical connecting
portion and the fourth electrical connecting portion, and the second plated through hole communicates with the first plated
through hole, and the first plated through hole is formed a plating layer on an internal wall, and the second plated through
hole is formed a plating layer on an internal wall; and

a protective sheet provided on the metallic layer and the base sheet to expose the first electrical connecting portion of
the first end, the second electrical connecting portion of the second end, the first plated through hole, the third electrically
connecting portion and the second plated through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,177,850

SUBSTRATE CARRYING MECHANISM, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate carrying mechanism used in a carrying mechanism for carrying a substrate to a processing chamber that processes
the substrate, the substrate carrying mechanism comprising:
a plate-like body that becomes a support base body of a substrate that is carried;
first support portions comprising plural projecting portions that are disposed bilaterally symmetric on a surface of the plate-like
body and that support a region at an inner side with respect to an outer peripheral edge of the substrate, the first support
portions being arc-shaped when seen in a perspective view and having top surfaces that are higher than the surface of the
plate-like body when seen in a cross-sectional view;

second support portions comprising plural projecting portions that are disposed at positions so as to support the substrate
at an inner region with respect to positions of the first support portions on the surface, the second support portions being
arc-shaped when seen in a perspective view and having top surfaces that are higher than the surface of the plate-like body
when seen in a cross-sectional view,

the first support portions and the second support portions being a same height and extending between the surface of the plate-like
body and the substrate,

the first support portions being spaced apart from each other on a circumference of a first circle that is concentric with
the outer peripheral edge of the substrate, at positions that are closer, by a predetermined distance, to the center of the
substrate than the outer peripheral edge of the substrate, and

the second support portions being spaced apart from each other on a circumference of a second circle that is concentric with,
and has a smaller diameter than that of, the first circle; and

on the surface of the plate-like body, arc-shaped side walls that are formed higher than the first support portions and the
second support portions, and that are disposed on the outer side of the first support portions with respect to a center of
a surface of the substrate, so as to correspond to the first support portions, a recessed portion that extends lower than
the top surfaces of the first support portions being disposed between each side wall and a corresponding one of the first
support portions.

US Pat. No. 9,177,638

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AVOIDING LOWER PAGE CORRUPTION IN DATA STORAGE DEVICES

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage device, comprising:
a plurality of Multi-Level Cell (MLC) non-volatile memory devices comprising a plurality of lower pages and a corresponding
plurality of higher-order pages;

a controller coupled to the plurality of MLC non-volatile memory devices and configured to write data to and read data from
the plurality of lower pages and the corresponding plurality of higher-order pages; and

a buffer comprising non-volatile memory, the buffer being separate from the plurality of MLC non-volatile memory devices and
coupled to the controller;

wherein the controller is configured to:
accumulate data to be written to the MLC non-volatile memory devices;
allocate space in the buffer and write the accumulated data to the allocated space in the buffer;
write at least a portion of the accumulated data in a lower page of the MLC non-volatile memory devices;
detect a loss of power;
read data from the buffer and write at least a portion of the read data to the MLC non-volatile memory devices after power
is restored to the data storage device subsequent to detecting the loss of power; and

de-allocate space in the buffer that stores data written to the lower page when all higher-order pages corresponding to the
lower page have been written in the MLC non-volatile memory devices.

US Pat. No. 9,176,854

PRESENTING ENCLOSURE CACHE AS LOCAL CACHE IN AN ENCLOSURE ATTACHED SERVER

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
by computer program instructions on a computing device, the computing device comprising a first cache, the computing device
attached to a server that includes a second cache and is physically separate from the computing device:

requesting and receiving, from the server, a cache hit rate for the second cache;
determining an amount of the first cache that is available for offering to the server; and
based on the cache hit rate and the amount of the first cache that is available, offering for use, some portion of the first
cache to the server.

US Pat. No. 9,176,214

PROXIMITY DETECTION FOR SHARED COMPUTING EXPERIENCES

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of using device proximity to provide a shared computing experience, comprising:
receiving, at a receiving computing device, received audio broadcast from a broadcasting computing device as a broadcast invitation;
joining a shared computing experience that provides for inter-device interaction via a non-audio communicative link with the
broadcast computing device in response to verifying the broadcast invitation based on a spatial orientation of the receiving
computing device relative to the broadcasting computing device, where the shared computing experience is not joined if the
broadcast invitation is not verified and where the non-audio communicative link is established via at least one of a wired
network connection and a Wi-Fi connection;

retrieving historical data pertaining to prior interactions between the broadcasting computing device and the receiving computing
device during the shared computing experience; and

controlling the shared computing experience based on the historical data pertaining to the prior interactions.

US Pat. No. 9,175,960

OPTICALLY DITHERED ATOMIC GYRO-COMPASS

Honeywell International I...

1. An optically dithered atomic inertial sensor, the inertial sensor comprising:
a vacuum chamber containing an atom cloud of laser cooled alkali atoms, wherein the alkali atoms are free to fall under the
influence of gravity;

a first set of laser sources configured to apply a first set of laser beams into the atom cloud along a first axis;
a second set of laser sources configured to apply a second set of laser beams into the atom cloud along a second axis;
wherein the first set of laser beams and the second set of laser beams apply a series of coherent laser pulses into the atom
cloud that separate a quantum-mechanical wave function of the alkali atoms along trajectories that define a sensing plane
that is sensitive to rotation about a sensing axis oriented orthogonal to the sensing plane; and

wherein the first set of laser sources and the second set of laser sources apply a dithering motion to the sensing axis by
modulating a relative magnitude of the first set of laser beams with respect to the second set of laser beams.

US Pat. No. 9,178,996

UNIQUE GLOBAL IDENTIFIER HEADER FOR MINIMIZING PRANK 911 CALLS

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of detecting a prank emergency call, comprising:
reporting a first prank emergency call from a given wireless device to a networked physical prank call database;
storing a first current location of said given wireless device initiating said first prank emergency call, together with a
unique global identifier of said given wireless device, in said physical prank call database;

subsequently receiving a subsequent emergency call;
obtaining a subsequent current location of a subsequent wireless device while making said subsequent emergency call;
querying said physical prank call database for a correlation between said subsequent current location and said first prank
emergency call; and

dropping said subsequent emergency call when a correlation is established between said subsequent current location and said
first prank emergency call.

US Pat. No. 9,178,893

SECURE AD HOC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS ACROSS HETEROGENEOUS SYSTEMS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for rapid peer-to-peer link establishment among a set of mobile devices, the method comprising:
operating a first device, wherein the first device utilizes a first wireless wide area network (WAN) technology to access
a first WAN;

detecting, by the first device, a lack of network connectivity with the first WAN, and responsively:
monitoring for and receiving, at the first device, advertised system attributes in a plurality of wireless beacons from respective
second devices using a third wireless technology, the advertised system attributes setting forth attributes of the respective
second device with respect to second device operation using a second wireless WAN technology to access a second WAN;

comparing, by the first device, the advertised system attributes to attributes needed by the first device; and
selecting, by the first device, advertised system attributes associated with a particular second device best matching the
attributes needed by the first device, and establishing a wireless link by the first device to the particular second device
using the third wireless technology.

US Pat. No. 9,174,573

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO COACH DRIVER OF MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of coaching a driver of a vehicle having a manual transmission comprising:
monitoring, in a controller, a clutch input speed, a clutch output speed, and a clutch torque;
based on the input speed, output speed, and torque, estimating a clutch power dissipation; and
in response to the power dissipation exceeding a power threshold for longer than a duration threshold, automatically outputting
a suggested driving technique change to mitigate clutch degradation.

US Pat. No. 9,179,561

FLEXIBLE APPARATUS STRUCTURE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a front cover comprising a glass window;
a back cover; and
an elastic frame; wherein
the elastic frame is configured to deform for compensating the relative movement of the front and back cover and to form at
least a first neutral plane and a second neutral plane, the length of which first and second neutral plane does not change
as the apparatus is bent; and wherein

the position of the first neutral plane corresponds to the position of the glass window and the position of the second neutral
plane corresponds to the position of the back cover.

US Pat. No. 9,178,274

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, close to an edge of the ground element, wherein the antenna element comprises:
a first metal portion, having a plurality of bends, wherein the first metal portion comprises a first segment and a second
segment, the first segment is close to the second segment, the first segment and the second segment are substantially parallel
to the edge of the ground element, the first segment is disposed at the outmost periphery of the antenna element from the
edge of the ground element, the second segment is disposed between the first segment and the edge of the ground element, and
the second segment has a shorted point coupled to the ground element; and

a second metal portion, separated from the first metal portion, and disposed between the second segment of the first metal
portion and the edge of the ground element, wherein the second metal portion has a feeding point coupled to a signal source,
and the second metal portion is close to the second segment of the first metal portion to excite the first metal portion by
capacitive coupling;

wherein the shorted point of the second segment is coupled through a path to the ground element, and the path excludes the
first segment.

US Pat. No. 9,177,475

DRIVER BEHAVIOR BASED PARKING AVAILABILITY PREDICTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A driver behavior based parking availability prediction system, comprising:
a processor in data communication with:
a graphical display device, a driver identifying device, a driver input device, a transceiver operative to communicate with
multiple sources of parking space information, a global positioning system (GPS) module, and a non-transitory data storage
device on which is stored computer code which, when executed on the processor, implements:

a parking information database that stores information indicating at least one of an available parking space, and a parking
space the vehicle has been parked in;

a weighting factor database that stores weighting factor information;
a driver preference database that stores driver preference information;
a parking preference analysis engine,
a parking prediction data engine; and
instructions which, when executed on the processor, cause the system to:
identify the driver,
obtain from the driver a destination where a parking space is needed;
request current information of available parking spaces proximate the destination from multiple sources of parking space information,
and receive the requested information;

notify, using the parking recommendation engine, parking space prediction information including one or more likely available
parking spaces and prediction notifications based on the destination, the current information of available parking spaces,
and the driver preference information, and

present the parking space prediction information and prediction notifications on the display; and
means for gathering information of the driving behavior of the driver while he is looking for the parking space, information
of the parking space in which identified driver parks, means for analyzing the drivers' selection of parking space parked
in, and means for adapting a parking availability model used to generate the parking space prediction information and prediction
notification.

US Pat. No. 9,179,549

PACKAGING SUBSTRATE HAVING EMBEDDED PASSIVE COMPONENT AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A packaging substrate having at least an embedded passive component, comprising:
a core board having at least a cavity;
a single-material dielectric layer unit having an upper surface and a lower surface, and encapsulating the core board and
filling the cavity of the core board;

a plurality of positioning pads embedded in the lower surface of the dielectric layer unit;
at least a passive component having upper and lower surfaces each having a plurality of electrode pads disposed thereon, the
passive component being embedded in the dielectric layer unit so as to be received in the cavity of the core board at a position
corresponding to the positioning pads;

a first wiring layer disposed on the upper surface of the dielectric layer unit and electrically connected to the electrode
pads of the upper surface of the passive component through a plurality of first conductive vias; and

a second wiring layer disposed on the lower surface of the dielectric layer unit and electrically connected to the electrode
pads of the lower surface of the passive component through a plurality of second conductive vias,

wherein the second conductive vias penetrate the positioning pads, respectively, and
the dielectric layer unit encapsulates the positioning pads and the passive component.

US Pat. No. 9,176,065

NANOSCALE ARRAY STRUCTURES SUITABLE FOR SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING AND METHODS RELATED THERETO

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A structure comprising:
a planar substrate;
an array of nanopillars on the planar substrate, the array of nanopillars substantially perpendicular to the planar substrate
and having a substantially cylindrical shape;

a metal drop comprising a first metal and a second metal, the metal drop having a substantially spherical shape, the second
metal of the metal drop uniformly covering the first metal of the metal drop on each nanopillar of the array of nanopillars,
wherein

the second metal further covers a surface of the planar substrate with a layer having a uniform thickness; and
a dielectric material covering and filling a region between adjacent metal drops and between adjacent nanopillars.

US Pat. No. 9,175,151

RESIN COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CIRCUIT BOARD

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A resin composition comprising:
a copolymer comprising of a first monomer containing a monomer unit having at least one carboxyl group and a second monomer
copolymerizable with the first monomer; and

an ultraviolet absorber,
wherein, when the resin composition forms a resin film and when ?1 represents an absorbance coefficient per unit weight of
a resin film in a solution prepared by dissolving the resin film in a solvent, ?1 at a light wavelength at which the resin
film is to be irradiated is at least 0.01 (L/(g·cm)), and

wherein the resin film has acid resistance and swells or dissolves in an alkaline solution.

US Pat. No. 9,174,459

IMAGING SYSTEM, WRITING HEAD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An imaging system, comprising:
a plurality of incidence faces composed of a plurality of optical faces through which light enters and having an image focusing
function;

a plurality of prisms; and
a plurality of exit faces,
wherein the plurality of incidence faces is arranged with a first pitch along a first axial direction, the plurality of prisms
is arranged with a second pitch along the first axial direction, the plurality of the exit faces is arranged with a third
pitch along the first axial direction,

wherein the first axial direction is set as a Y direction,
wherein a normal line direction of a face top of an optical face of the incidence face in a plane perpendicular to the first
axial direction is set as a X direction,

wherein a direction perpendicular to the Y direction and the X direction is set as a Z direction, and
wherein in a XZ cross-section plane, a width of the prism in the Z direction is smaller than a width of the optical face of
the incidence face in the Z direction.

US Pat. No. 9,179,556

PREVENTING THE FORMATION OF CONDUCTIVE ANODIC FILAMENTS IN A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of forming a via in a multilayer printed circuit board comprising:
drilling a hole into the printed circuit board that is reinforced with glass fibers, wherein the hole extends between two
conductive elements on different layers and cuts through a portion of the glass fibers;

depositing a tungsten nitride layer on walls of the hole, wherein the tungsten nitride layer has a thickness between 1.5 nanometers
and 20 nanometers; and

depositing a copper layer over the tungsten nitride layer, wherein the copper and tungsten nitride form a conductive via that
provides an electrically conductive pathway between the two conductive elements, and wherein the tungsten nitride layer isolates
the copper layer from the glass fibers.

US Pat. No. 9,175,971

IDENTIFYING COST EFFECTIVE ROUTES USING VEHICLE FUEL ECONOMY VALUES THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO THE ROADWAY TYPE

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith,
the program instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising: identifying a starting
location and a destination for traveling in a vehicle; accessing map data identifying multiple available routes from the starting
location to the destination, wherein each available route includes one or more roadway segments, wherein the map data identifies
a roadway type for each roadway segment, and wherein the map data includes multiple roadway types, and each roadway type reflects
a unique set of roadway conditions; obtaining a price of fuel available to the vehicle; obtaining a fuel economy value for
the vehicle on each roadway type; calculating a cost of driving each of a plurality of available routes, wherein the cost
of driving each available route is the sum of the cost of driving each of the one or more roadway segments included within
the available route, and wherein the cost of driving each roadway segment is the mathematical product of a length of the roadway
segment and the price of fuel available to the vehicle divided by the fuel economy for the vehicle on the roadway type for
the roadway segment; identifying which of the available routes is the lowest cost route for driving the vehicle from the starting
location to the destination; and displaying, on a display screen, the identified route.

US Pat. No. 9,179,517

BACKLIGHT CONTROL CIRCUIT WITH UNDER CURRENT DETECTION AND START-UP CONTROL

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A method for controlling light emission devices, comprising:
providing a plurality of light emission device paths connected in parallel, each path including at least one light emission
device;

supplying an output voltage to a node where the plurality of light emission device paths are coupled to;
extracting a voltage signal from each of the plurality of light emission device paths;
detecting whether each of the plurality of light emission device paths is in an under current status;
during a start-up period when all of the light emission device paths start operation and are in the under current status,
neglecting the detection of the under current status, and increasing the output voltage until there is at least one, but not
all, of the light emission device paths which is not in the under current status, wherein the output voltage has not yet reached
an upper limit; and

after said at least one of the light emission device paths is not in the under current status, selecting the lowest one of
the extracted voltages from the plurality of light emission device paths which are not in the under current status, and controlling
the output voltage according to the selected lowest voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,177,582

MAGNETIC DISK APPARATUS AND OFF-TRACKING DETECTION METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A disk apparatus comprising:
a first medium having a first disk surface on which first servo patterns are recorded, wherein the first servo patterns are
to be read at a first timing and data is to be wrote on the first disk surface by using a first head;

a second medium having a second disk surface on which second servo patterns are recorded, wherein the second servo patterns
are to be read at a second timing different from the first timing by using a second head; and

a controller to control the first head based on a first demodulated position and a control target position, the first demodulated
position being obtained by demodulating the first servo pattern, wherein

the controller
calculates a first estimated demodulated position from the first demodulated position and a first demodulated velocity based
on the first servo patterns,

calculates a second estimated demodulated position from the first demodulated position and a second demodulated velocity based
on the second servo patterns, each of the second servo patterns being read after reading each of the first servo pattern,
and

stops data writing operation of the first head in accordance with one of the first and second estimated demodulated positions
exceeding a particular threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,178,435

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A switching power supply comprising:
a bridge circuit that includes a plurality of switches, and is configured to convert an input DC voltage into an AC voltage
by switching;

a transformer to whose primary coil the AC voltage converted by the bridge circuit is applied, and that is configured to output
the transformed voltage from a center tap between secondary coils of the transformer;

two second switches for respectively causing two ends of the secondary coils to be brought in contact with and be separated
from a fixed electrical potential, and

a smoothing circuit that smoothes the voltage output from the center tap,
wherein a rectified DC voltage is output from the center tap by the second switches being respectively switched on/off with
control signals synchronized with the switching, and the DC voltage smoothed by the smoothing circuit is output from the switching
power supply, and

wherein the switching power supply further comprising:
two diodes that are respectively connected to the two ends of the secondary coils, and are configured to cause currents to
flow from the two ends;

a capacitor that is configured to store the currents caused to flow by the diodes; and
a third switch that is connected between the capacitor and the center tap,
wherein the capacitor is discharged to the smoothing circuit by the third switch being turned on with a second control signal
synchronized with the switching.

US Pat. No. 9,178,987

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERRUPTING A TRANSMITTING DEVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for interrupting a transmitting device transmitting a call in a communication system, the method comprising:
a first device encoding call information of a call to be transmitted into a series of channel frames;
the first device operating in a transmitting mode and transmitting the call on a communication channel via the series of channel
frames, and the first device inserting a plurality of open channel frame periods on to the communication channel during transmission
of the call by selectively dropping, instead of transmitting, a corresponding predetermined plurality of the channel frames
or portions of the channel frames;

the first device switching to a receiving mode during one of the inserted open channel frame periods and determining, while
in the receiving mode, whether an interrupt request has been transmitted from a second device and received at the first device;
and

responsive to the first device determining that an interrupt request has been transmitted from the second device and received
at the first device, as a function of the interrupt request, at least one of:

the first device ceasing transmitting of the call; and
the first device pausing transmission of the call for a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,178,648

METHOD TO IMPROVE VOICE OVER IP CAPACITY FOR USER EQUIPMENT EMPLOYING VARIABLE RATE VOCODERS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
sending a message to a user equipment having a variable rate vocoder,
the message defining two or more transport block sizes for the user equipment to select from in making uplink transmissions
if the user equipment is permitted to vary a packet size for uplink transmissions during a talk spurt; and

sending a scheduling grant to the user equipment,
the scheduling grant including an indicator indicating that the user equipment is permitted to vary the packet size for uplink
transmissions during a talk spurt, and autonomously select and use a transport block size from among the defined transport
block sizes during the talk spurt,

wherein the indicator indicates that the user equipment is to select a smallest of the defined transport block sizes that
permits delivery of data in a buffer of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,175,739

ENGINE MOUNT AND POWER UNIT VIBRATION DAMPING SUPPORT STRUCTURE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A power unit vibration damping support structure that gives vibration damping support to a transverse engine type power
unit including an engine and transmission on a vehicle body via four engine mounts at four respective points including front,
rear, left and right of a vehicle, the four engine mounts comprising a front engine mount, a rear engine mount, an engine
side engine mount and a transmission side engine mount,
wherein a weight of the power unit is distributed and supported by the front and rear engine mounts arranged at the front
and rear of the vehicle, and the engine side engine mount mounted on an engine side arranged at one of the left and right
of the vehicle, while the transmission side engine mount is mounted on a transmission side arranged at another of the left
and right of the vehicle in a state without a distributed support load of the weight of the power unit being applied,

the transmission side engine mount comprises a tube shaped mount which includes: an inner shaft member; an outer tube member
arranged separated to an outer circumference side of the inner shaft member; and a main rubber elastic body attached to the
outer tube member non-adhesively such that the inner shaft member and the outer tube member are elastically connected by the
main rubber elastic body, wherein the outer tube member is attached to the power unit, and the inner shaft member is attached
to the vehicle body,

the front and rear engine mounts are both arranged below a principal axis of inertia of the power unit, while the engine side
and transmission side engine mounts are both arranged above the principal axis of inertia of the power unit, when viewed in
a front-rear direction of the vehicle, and

the transmission side engine mount is arranged more largely separated above the principal axis of inertia of the power unit
than the engine side engine mount.

US Pat. No. 9,175,108

PROCESS FOR SYNTHESIS OF ETHYLENE POLYMERS

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A non-cryogenic process for synthesis of disentangled ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (DUHMWPE) having a molecular
weight in the range of 0.08 million g/mole to 15 million g/mole, said process comprising the following steps:
a) mixing FI catalyst of Formula I
with a hydrocarbon solvent containing poly-methyl aluminoxane (P-MAO) co-catalyst, wherein the molar ratio of the amount of
co-catalyst and the amount of FI catalyst is in the range of 100 to 200, in a vessel under stirring before polymerization
or directly in the polymerization vessel at a temperature ranging between 25° C. and 29° C. under a dry nitrogen atmosphere;
and
b. introducing ethylene in the polymerization vessel to attain a pressure in the range of 1 bar to 2.5 bar and polymerizing
ethylene for a predetermined time in a solution or a suspension, continuously or batch wise, in one or more stages at a temperature
in the range of 30° C. to 50° C.

US Pat. No. 9,174,689

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT AND PROJECTION LENS

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A vehicle headlight having an optical axis extending in a front-to-rear direction of a vehicle body on which the vehicle
headlight is to be mounted, the vehicle headlight comprising:
a projection lens disposed on the optical axis, the projection lens including a light emitting surface, a light incident surface
on which light to be projected through the light emitting surface is incident, and a reference point disposed to face the
light incident surface; and

a light source disposed substantially at the reference point, the light source emitting white light to be incident on the
light incident surface to enter the projection lens and be projected forward through the light emitting surface, wherein

the light source is configured to emit white light by color mixture of at least a first color light and a second color light
so that white light directed in a direction of the optical axis contains a relatively larger amount of the first color light
than the second color light while white light directed in an oblique direction with respect to the optical axis by a certain
angle contains a relatively larger amount of the second color light than the first color light,

the light source includes at least one semiconductor light emitting device configured to emit the first color light and a
light transmitting member configured to absorb at least part of the first color light from the semiconductor light emitting
device and convert the first color light into the second color light,

a ratio of an amount of the first color light contained in the white light directed toward the optical axis is large than
a ratio of an amount of the first color light contained in the white light directed in the oblique direction by a larger angle
with respect to the optical axis,

at least one of the light emitting surface and the light incident surface includes a surface configured to control the light
from the light source at the reference point such that at least a portion of light incident on the light incident surface
at an incident position on the optical axis or a first incident position near the optical axis is directed in a direction
not parallel to the optical axis, the surface also configured to control light incident on the light incident surface at a
second incident position away from the optical axis to be directed in a direction parallel to the optical axis, and the surface
also configured to control light incident on the light incident surface at an incident position between the first incident
position and the second incident position to be directed in a direction closer to the direction parallel to the optical axis
as the light is incident on the light incident surface at an incident position closer from the first incident position to
the second incident position,

a right portion of any one of the light incident surface and the light emitting surface on a right side with respect to a
vertical plane including the optical axis has a horizontal cross section configured to control the light emitted from the
light source at the reference point and directed in a 0° direction with respect to the optical axis to a direction rightward
by a first predetermined right angle with respect to the optical axis and also control the light emitted from the light source
at the reference point and directed in directions ranging from the 0° direction to a direction rightward by a second predetermined
right angle with respect to the optical axis to directions rightward by the predetermined right angle to the 0° direction
as the direction of light emission is gradually changed from 0° to the second predetermined right angle rightward, and

a left portion of any one of the light incident surface and the light emitting surface on a left side with respect to the
vertical plane including the optical axis has a horizontal cross section configured to control the light emitted from the
light source at the reference point and directed in a 0° direction with respect to the optical axis to a direction leftward
by a first predetermined left angle with respect to the optical axis and also control the light emitted from the light source
at the reference point and directed in directions ranging from the 0° direction to a direction leftward by a second predetermined
left angle with respect to the optical axis to directions leftward by the first predetermined left angle to the 0° direction
as the direction of light emission is gradually changed from 0° to the second predetermined left angle rightward.

US Pat. No. 9,178,242

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FUEL CELL MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FUEL CELL

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A manufacturing method of a fuel cell module in which a plurality of cell assemblies are stacked, each cell assembly including:
an electrode member having a membrane electrode assembly formed from an electrolyte membrane and a pair of electrode catalyst
layers disposed on both sides of the electrolyte membrane in a thickness direction, and a pair of porous layers disposed on
both sides of the membrane electrode assembly in the thickness direction;

a separator arranged to be stacked with the electrode member and having an electrode member arrangement portion with which
one side of the electrode member in the thickness direction is in contact, and a seal member arrangement portion having a
frame shape and disposed on an outer side of the electrode member arrangement portion in a planar direction, the electrode
member arrangement portion and the seal member arrangement portion being provided on a surface of the separator in a stacking
direction; and

a seal member formed from a crosslinked item of solid rubber and disposed in the seal member arrangement portion defined on
the surface of the separator to seal a peripheral edge portion of the electrode member along a shape of the peripheral edge
portion and integrate the electrode member and the separator with each other,

the separator and the seal member that are adjacent in the stacking direction with each other being adhered to integrate the
plurality of cell assemblies with each other,

the method comprising:
forming a seal member preform having a frame shape and formed from an uncrosslinked item of solid rubber having adhesiveness
in the seal member arrangement portion defined on the surface of the separator to produce a seal member temporary assembly
having a recess formed by the surface of the separator and an inner periphery of the seal member preform, in a preliminary
production stage;

fitting an entirety of the electrode member into the recess of the seal member temporary assembly to produce a cell assembly
temporary assembly, in an incorporation stage that is subsequent to the preliminary production stage;

arranging a cell assembly stack, in which a plurality of the cell assembly temporary assemblies are stacked, in a forming
die, in a member arrangement stage; and

pressurizing and heating the forming die to crosslink the uncrosslinked item, thereby forming the seal member from the seal
member preform, the seal member sealing the peripheral edge portion of the electrode member and integrating the electrode
member and the separator with each other to produce the cell assembly from the cell assembly temporary assemblies, and the
seal member also adhering to the separator which is adjacent in the stacking direction with the seal member and integrating
the cell assembly temporary assemblies which are adjacent in the stacking direction with each other to produce the fuel cell
module from the cell assembly stack, in an integration stage.

US Pat. No. 9,179,483

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION NODE, AND MOBILE NODE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A mobile node to which a home address is allocated, the mobile node comprising:
a plurality of communication interfaces operable to connect to a home network and a foreign network; and
a binding update notifying unit configured to generate a binding update message by inserting a mobility option in the binding
update message with a flag in the mobility option set to 1 and with a care-of address field in the binding update message
set to a home address of the mobile node, when at least one of said plurality of communication interfaces is additionally
connected to the home network while another communication interface is already connected to the foreign network, and to transmit
the generated binding update message to a predetermined communication node.

US Pat. No. 9,178,377

CHARGING DEVICE, BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING A FOREIGN OBJECT

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A charging device, comprising:
a coil for inductive electric charging of a device;
a control unit; and
at least one temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature generated by a foreign object external to the charging
device,

wherein the temperature sensor is:
situated in a charging area for charging of the device,
connected to the control unit, and
situated adjacent to an outside of the coil,
wherein the temperature sensor is situated on a printed circuit board which has an opening, the coil is arranged inside the
opening and the temperature sensor is arranged adjacent to an inner edge of the opening of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,178,307

CONNECTOR HAVING A HOUSING WITH A FIRST TOOTH SYSTEM ACTUATED BY A SECOND TOOTH SYSTEM ON A LEVER

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. A connector system, comprising:
a first connector having a first housing with a first plurality of electrical contacts attached therein;
a second connector having a second housing with second plurality of electrical contacts attached therein, wherein the second
housing defines a first tooth system and wherein the first and second connectors are moveable relative to one another along
an axis in order to connect and disconnect the first plurality of electrical contacts and the second plurality of electrical
contacts;

a frame is connected to the first housing; and
a lever rotatably mounted to the frame, wherein the frame includes a cam mounted on an elastic element extending inwardly
from the frame and configured to rest on a supporting area of the second housing when a first connector is placed on the second
connector, wherein the lever has a surface extending radially from the pivot point, the surface having a substantially planar
flat section and a toothed section defining a complementary second tooth system, wherein the lever defines a rib which extends
radially from the pivot point and is offset with respect to the flat section, wherein when the lever is moved from a first
position to a second position, the cam rests on the supporting area and the first and second tooth systems are not engaged,
thus the first and second housings cannot be moved toward one another along the axis, and wherein when the lever is moved
further in the same direction from the second position to a third position, the rib pushes the cam outwardly away from the
second housing allowing the first and second tooth systems to be engaged, thus moving the first and the second housings toward
one another along the axis.

US Pat. No. 9,174,574

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE SAFETY FEATURE RESPONSIVE TO AN IMAGING SENSOR HAVING AN EXTERIOR REARWARD FIELD OF VIEW AND BEFORE A COLLISION OCCURS

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A safety system for a vehicle, said safety system comprising:
an imaging sensor having an exterior rearward field of view, said imaging sensor capturing image data;
an image processor operable to process image data captured by said imaging sensor to detect an object approaching the subject
vehicle from rearward of the subject vehicle;

wherein said safety system is operable to determine if the detected object is likely to collide with the subject vehicle and
is operable to adjust a safety feature of the subject vehicle before the collision occurs; and

wherein said safety system is deactivated when a reverse gear of the subject vehicle is engaged so that said safety system
does not adjust the safety feature when the reverse gear of the subject vehicle is engaged.

US Pat. No. 9,178,651

STREAM PARSING IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for parsing data in a data unit into a number of spatial streams, the method comprising:
selecting a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) from a plurality of MCSs;
encoding information bits to generate coded bits using a plurality of encoders, wherein
a number of encoders in the plurality of encoders corresponds to the selected MCS,
each encoder generates a number of consecutive blocks of s bits,
s is an integer the value of which depends on a constellation size corresponding to the selected MCS, and
a parsing constraint corresponds to the number of consecutive blocks of s bits being an integer multiple of the number of
encoders;

parsing the coded bits into the number of spatial streams according to a first set of parsing rules if the coded bits satisfy
the parsing constraint; and

parsing the coded bits into the number of spatial streams according to a second set of parsing rules if the coded bits do
not satisfy the parsing constraint, wherein parsing the coded bits according to the second set of parsing rules comprises

assigning consecutive blocks of s bits from each encoder in a round robin fashion to the spatial streams, wherein a consecutive
block of s bits from one encoder is assigned to each of the spatial streams in a cycle until M×s residue bits remain at the
output of each encoder at a completion of a cycle, wherein M is an integer less than the number of spatial streams,

assigning the M×s residue bits from a first encoder to a first set of M spatial streams, wherein a consecutive block of s
bits from the first encoder is assigned to each spatial stream in the first set of M spatial streams, and

assigning the M×s residue bits from a second encoder to a second set of M spatial streams, wherein a consecutive block of
s bits from the second encoder is assigned to each spatial stream in the second set of M spatial streams.

US Pat. No. 9,179,551

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED-WIRING BOARD

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing a printed-wiring board in a semi-additive process, comprising:
providing a chemical copper plating on an insulation layer or forming a copper thin film as a seed layer on the insulation
layer using a sputtering method;

subjecting a surface of the chemical copper plating or a surface of the copper thin film to a roughening treatment using an
etching solution containing 0.1 to 3% by mass of hydrogen peroxide, 0.3 to 5% by mass of sulfuric acid, 0.1 to 3 ppm of halogen
ion and 0.003 to 0.3% by mass of tetrazoles;

attaching a dry film resist to the surface of the chemical copper plating or the surface of the copper thin film after the
roughening treatment to perform exposure and development and providing an electrolytic copper plating to an opening after
the exposure; and

subjecting the remaining dry film resist to a stripping treatment using a resist stripping liquid containing 0.5 to 20% by
mass of monoethanolamine, 0.2 to 10% by mass of quaternary ammonium hydroxide, 0.01 to 10% by mass of ethylene glycols and
0.01 to 0.5% by mass of azoles,

wherein a copper surface roughness (Ra) before and after the roughening treatment is 0.1 to 0.3 ?m with the proviso that the
value of the copper surface roughness is measured by using a scanning tunneling microscope (30,000×).

US Pat. No. 9,177,321

METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR ANALYSING TRAFFIC ON A WEBSITE BY MEANS OF PATH ANALYSIS

1. A method for analysing traffic on a website, the website being arranged on a server, the method comprising the steps of:
allowing a plurality of visitors to visit the website,
for each visit, registering a sequence of pages viewed by the visitor and/or actions performed by the visitor during the visit,
for each visit, monitoring navigations and/or actions performed by the visitor during the visit while accumulating value points
in accordance with content viewed by the visitor and actions performed by the visitor, and in accordance with predefined value
point settings associated with content of the website, thereby obtaining an accumulated value point score for the visit, the
accumulated value point score reflecting the value points collected by the visitor during the visit,

defining a set of visits from the plurality of visits,
building path patterns based on the visits of the set of visits, where the registered sequences form the path patterns, the
path patterns including one or more full path patterns, each full path pattern corresponding to a complete registered sequence
of at least one visit,

for each full path pattern, calculating a total path value being the sum of accumulated value point scores for all visits
with registered sequences forming said full path pattern, the total path value for a given full path pattern thereby reflecting
value points collected during all of the visits which followed the path of the full path pattern, the path patterns along
with the calculated total path values thereby providing information regarding which registered sequences of pages and/or actions
generate value and which do not;

at least one visitor filling out a set of form fields of a form during the visit,
for each visitor, registering whether a form was dropped or submitted,
in the case that the form was submitted, registering whether the submission was a success or a failure, and
building path patterns, based on the registered information, said path patterns defining at least a form drop pattern, a form
submit success pattern and a form submit failure pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,174,467

PRINTER AND PRINTER CONTROL METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printer comprising:
a media stacking section where printing media are stacked;
a print section including a transport roller configured and arranged to transport the printing media and a print head configured
and arranged to print on the printing media which are transported by the transport roller;

a pickup roller configured and arranged to draw out the printing media from the media stacking section;
a relay roller arranged at a position between the pickup roller and the transport roller, and configured and arranged to send
out the printing media drawn out by the pickup roller to the print section;

a common actuator configured and arranged to drive the pickup roller, the relay roller, and the transport roller;
a transport mechanism section configured and arranged to transfer driving force of the common actuator to the printing media
via the pickup roller, the relay roller, and the transport roller; and

a control section configured to control the common actuator based on a print job and displacement of the printing media where,
in a period of time when printing is being carried out on one of the printing media by the print section, other printing media
are transported using the pickup roller and the relay roller in a continuous transport mode,

the control section being configured to stop transferring of the driving force of the common actuator from the pickup roller
to an nth printing medium after the pickup roller draws out the nth printing medium and the relay roller starts to send out the nth printing medium which is drawn out in a case where the print job, where printing is carried out on n of the printing media
(where n is an integer of two or more) with a length in a transport direction shorter than a transport distance of the printing
media from the pickup roller to the print section, is processed in the continuous transport mode, and

when the transport distance of the printing media from the pickup roller to the print section is X, an interval between the
printing media which line up and are transported as preceding and succeeding printing media in the continuous transport mode
is Y, the length of the printing media in the transport direction is Z, and N is a quotient X/(Y+Z), the control section being
configured to stop transferring of the driving force of the common actuator from the pickup roller to the nth printing medium before a rear edge of an (n?N)th printing medium reaches the print section.

US Pat. No. 9,179,442

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus configured to transmit a plurality of data streams including at least a first stream and a second
stream, the communication apparatus comprising:
a resource block allocation determiner configured to determine an allocation of resource blocks to be used when transmitting
the first and second streams; and

a control information determiner configured to determine control information regarding data transmission on at least the first
stream, on the basis of the overload ratio of resource blocks in the first and second streams, wherein

in the case where one of at least a modulation scheme or a coding rate is different between the first stream and the second
stream, a transmit power is allocated to a stream having low spectrum efficiency, and said first and second streams are transmitted
on the basis of said determined control information, wherein

the control information is modulation scheme information,
the control information additionally includes transmit power information, and
in the control information determiner, the transmit power information is determined such that the transmit power increases
for streams having a modulation scheme with lower spectral efficiency as indicated by the modulation scheme information.

US Pat. No. 9,175,818

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light-emitting apparatus comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted on a mounting surface of the substrate;
a fluorescent material-containing layer comprising a resin containing a first fluorescent material; and
a plurality of color-adjusting fluorescent layers containing a second fluorescent material, wherein:
the fluorescent material-containing layer is plate-like, and is provided on the mounting surface of the substrate so as to
directly cover the plurality of light-emitting elements and to be in contact with a side surface of each of the plurality
of light-emitting elements; and

the plurality of color-adjusting fluorescent layers are provided on a surface of the fluorescent material-containing layer
in an island-like manner so as to cover only a portion of the surface of the fluorescent material-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 9,174,468

RECORDING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:
a feeding roller configured to feed a long medium to be recorded;
a medium information acquiring portion configured to acquire medium information related to said medium to be recorded;
a data acquiring portion configured to acquire record data for recording on said medium to be recorded;
a recording head configured to perform recording in accordance with said record data acquired by said data acquiring portion
on said medium to be recorded fed by said feeding roller, and form a recorded medium;

a take-up body configured to sequentially take up said recorded medium around a predetermined axis and produce roll-shaped
recorded matter;

a recording speed determining portion configured to determine a recording speed by said recording head based on said medium
information acquired by said medium information acquiring portion;

a total length acquiring portion configured to acquire a total recording length by said recording head; and
a take-up time determining portion configured to predict and determine a take-up time by said take-up body before said take-up
body starts take-up of said recorded medium, based on said total recording length acquired by said total length acquiring
portion and said recording speed determined by said recording speed determining portion.

US Pat. No. 9,178,704

INPUT CONSISTENCY VERIFICATION FOR SERVER ASSISTED SECURE FUNCTION EVALUATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for secure function evaluation (SFE) performed by a server for two parties that want to evaluate a function, comprising:
computing a garbled circuit corresponding to said function and wherein a predefined bit of the 0-secret of wire i in said
garbled circuit is set to a random bit bi and a predefined bit of the 1-secret of wire i in said garbled circuit is set to bi;

communicating with each of said parties using an Oblivious Transfer (OT) protocol to provide wire secrets that are encrypted
versions of the respective inputs of each party, wherein each party provides said wire secret that is an encrypted version
of an input of said party to the other of said party; and

sending the computed garbled circuit to each party for computation of a respective output; and wherein each party stores one
of said predefined bit of the 0-secret of wire i and said predefined bit of the 1-secret of wire i of the other party, and
wherein a given party can verify input consistency by the other party over at least two executions by comparing values stored
by said given party for said at least two executions with corresponding values obtained from said server.

US Pat. No. 9,175,829

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS WITH PHOSPHOR WHEEL

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

6. An illumination apparatus, comprising:
a phosphor wheel comprising a first side and a second side, wherein the first side has a phosphor region, and wherein the
phosphor wheel has a transparent region;

a laser apparatus for irradiating at least part of the phosphor region on the first side of the phosphor wheel with laser
radiation;

wherein the phosphor region has a phosphor which can be irradiated by the laser radiation and re-emits said laser radiation,
at least partially wavelength-converted to colored light having a first dominance wavelength;

a light source for irradiating the transparent region with colored light having a second dominance wavelength, and
wherein the second dominance wavelength is greater than the first dominance wavelength.

US Pat. No. 9,178,075

THIN-FILM SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL ...

1. A thin-film semiconductor device comprising:
a gate electrode above a substrate;
a gate insulating film which covers the gate electrode;
a semiconductor layer above the gate insulating film, the semiconductor layer having a channel region;
a protective layer above the semiconductor layer, the protective layer containing an organic material which includes silicon,
oxygen, and carbon;

an interfacial layer in contact with the protective layer between the semiconductor layer and the protective layer, the interfacial
layer including carbon as a major component, the carbon originating from the organic material; and

a source electrode and a drain electrode which are electrically connected to the semiconductor layer,
wherein the interfacial layer includes sulfur.

US Pat. No. 9,176,878

FILTERING PRE-FETCH REQUESTS TO REDUCE PRE-FETCHING OVERHEAD

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A computer-implemented method for filtering pre-fetch requests to reduce pre-fetching overhead, the method comprising:
executing an instruction that involves a memory reference which is directed to a memory;
determining a frequency of cache misses for the instruction from a tracked history of cache misses for the instruction;
determining a frequency of performance penalties of the cache misses from a tracked history of performance penalties of the
cache misses for the instruction;

when the frequency of cache misses exceeds a threshold, filtering a pre-fetch request that is associated with the instruction;
and

otherwise, when the frequency of cache misses does not exceed the threshold:
when the frequency of performance penalties exceeds a second threshold, causing at least a cache line to be pre-fetched by
sending the pre-fetch request; and

otherwise, filtering the pre-fetch request.

US Pat. No. 9,175,395

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:
a processing chamber in which a substrate is processed;
a first processing gas supply system that includes a first gas supply hole opened to an inside of the processing chamber and
that supplies a first processing gas from the first gas supply hole to the inside of the processing chamber;

a first buffer chamber that is partitioned from the processing chamber and that includes a second gas supply hole opened to
the inside of the processing chamber;

a second buffer chamber that is partitioned from the processing chamber and that includes a third gas supply hole opened to
the inside of the processing chamber, the second gas supply hole and the third gas supply hole being disposed symmetrically
with respect to a line passing through a center of the substrate in the processing chamber and the gas supply hole of the
first processing gas supply system;

a second processing gas supply system that supplies a second processing gas to an inside of the first buffer chamber and an
inside of the second buffer chamber, the second processing gas being different from the first processing gas;

a first plasma-generating member that activates the second processing gas in the first buffer chamber via plasma;
a second plasma-generating member that activates the second processing gas in the second buffer chamber via plasma;
an exhaust system that exhausts the inside of the processing chamber from an exhaust hole; and
a controller that is configured to control the first processing gas supply system, the second processing gas supply system,
the first plasma-generating member, the second plasma-generating member and the exhaust system, so as to form a film on the
substrate by performing a cycle at one or more predetermined times, the cycle including a process of supplying the first processing
gas to the substrate in the processing chamber from the first gas supply hole of the first processing gas supply system and
exhausting the first processing gas from the exhaust hole, and a process of supplying the second processing gas activated
via plasma in the first and the second buffer chambers to the substrate in the processing chamber from the second gas supply
hole of the first buffer chamber and from the third gas supply hole of the second buffer chamber and exhausting the second
processing gas from the exhaust hole,

wherein the second gas supply hole and the third gas supply hole are disposed at positions that are 180 degrees from each
other with a center of the substrate in the processing chamber interposed therebetween, and

wherein the first gas supply hole is disposed between the third gas supply hole and the exhaust hole.

US Pat. No. 9,174,211

MICROSTRUCTURED MICROPILLAR ARRAYS FOR CONTROLLABLE FILLING OF A CAPILLARY PUMP

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A micro-fluidic device comprising:
a substrate;
a cavity in the substrate; and
a plurality of micro-pillar columns located in the cavity;
wherein the plurality of micro-pillar columns is configured to create a capillary action when a fluid sample is provided in
the cavity,

wherein a micro-fluidic channel is present between two walls of any two adjacent micro-pillars in a same micro-pillar column,
wherein each of the two walls comprises a sharp corner along a direction of a propagation path of the fluid sample in the
micro-fluidic channel thereby forming a first capillary stop valve,

and wherein each micro-pillar column includes a notch located in a sidewall of the cavity, wherein the notch is provided adjacent
to a micro-pillar located at one edge of each micro-pillar column, wherein the notch in conjunction with the micro-pillar
located at that one edge of each micro-pillar column functions as a second capillary stop valve, and wherein each notch of
each adjacent micro-pillar column is located in an opposite sidewall of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,178,588

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A TRANSMISSION DIRECTION FOR A COMMUNICATION, A METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PRECODING MATRIX FOR A COMMUNICATION, AND A DEVICE CONFIGURED TO DO THE SAME

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A method for determining a transmission direction for a communication of a network component of a radio communications
network, the method comprising:
determining a reference transmission direction based on a plurality of predetermined transmission directions that a network
component of a radio communications network is configured to transmit at;

selecting a plurality of candidate transmission directions in a spatial vicinity of the reference transmission direction,
the plurality of candidate transmission directions being a subset of the plurality of predetermined transmission directions;

selecting a transmission direction for a communication of the network component from the reference transmission direction
and the plurality of candidate transmission directions based on a selection criterion; and

wherein selecting the plurality of candidate transmission directions in the spatial vicinity of the reference transmission
direction comprises:

grouping the plurality of predetermined transmission directions into a plurality of transmission groups, wherein each transmission
group comprises two or more predetermined transmission directions of the plurality of predetermined transmission directions;
and

determining the transmission group that comprises the reference transmission direction, wherein the plurality of candidate
transmission directions comprises two or more predetermined transmission directions of the determined transmission group other
than the reference transmission direction.

US Pat. No. 9,178,332

HOUSING FOR AN OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A HOUSING

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A housing for an optoelectronic semiconductor component, wherein the optoelectronic semiconductor component is configured
to emit radiation, the housing comprising:
a leadframe having a first connection conductor and a second connection conductor; and
a housing body having a mounting plane, wherein the housing body molds around the leadframe in regions, wherein the housing
body is non-transmissive to the radiation, wherein the leadframe has a main extension plane running obliquely or perpendicularly
with respect to the mounting plane, and wherein a region of the first connection conductor which projects from the housing
body in a direction running along the mounting plane is configured to be an external electrical contact region of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,178,074

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, DISPLAY UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Joled Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a transistor including a channel film; and
a capacitor that is spaced apart from the transistor, the capacitor including
a first electrode including, in order, a first conductive film, a first insulating film provided on the first conductive film,
and an oxide semiconductor film provided on the insulating film, the first conductive film and the oxide semiconductor film
being electrically connected by a wiring,

a second insulating film, and
a second electrode,
wherein the channel film of the transistor and the oxide semiconductor film are made of the same material.

US Pat. No. 9,175,808

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DECREASING SCRUBBER EXHAUST FROM GAS DELIVERY PANELS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A gas panel for use with a gas source, a compressed air source and a chamber, the gas source being operable to provide
a flow of gas, the compressed air source being operable to provide a flow of compressed air, said gas panel comprising:
a first gas supply line arranged to receive gas from the gas source;
a compressed air supply line arranged to receive compressed air from the compressed air source;
a mass flow controller operable to receive the gas via said first gas supply line and to provide a controllable output flow
of the gas;

a valve operable to be in a first state and a second state, to pass a first amount of the flow of the gas into the chamber
when in the first state and to pass a second amount of the flow of the gas into the chamber when in the second state;

an exhaust portion operable to remove a portion of the flow of the gas when not passed into the chamber when said valve is
in the first state, wherein the portion of the flow of gas is not passed into the chamber when a broken line is present between
the mass flow controller and the valve;

a nozzle positioned between the mass flow controller and the valve and operable to receive the compressed air via said compressed
air supply line;

a housing;
a gas detector operable to detect a presence of the gas within said housing when the gas is present in said housing; and
a compressed air controller operable to control an amount of compressed air provided by said nozzle based on an amount of
gas detected by said gas detector;

wherein said first gas supply line, said compressed air supply line, said mass flow controller, said valve and said nozzle
are disposed within said housing, and

wherein said nozzle is operable to provide an output flow of the compressed air within said housing to provide a flow of the
portion of the flow of the gas that is not passed into the chamber when said valve is in the first state.

US Pat. No. 9,174,904

SYNTHESIS OF 2,2-BIS(3-PHENYL-4-HYDROXYPHENYL) PROPANE (PHP)

SABIC Global Technologies...

1. A method for preparing an ortho aryl substituted bisphenol monomer comprising: reacting a ketone and a phenol in the presence
of an acid catalyst and a 3-mercaptopropionic acid to produce an aromatic dihydroxy compound, wherein the aromatic dihydroxy
compound is an ortho aryl substituted bisphenol monomer, and wherein the aromatic dihydroxy compound has a lower binding energy
than the binding energy of estradiol to the ligand binding domain cavity of an estradiol related receptor comprising ERR-?.

US Pat. No. 9,176,159

VARIABLE RELUCTANCE SENSOR INTERFACES WITH SIGNAL PRE-PROCESSING AND METHODS OF THEIR OPERATION

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A variable reluctance sensor interface for processing a variable reluctance sensor signal that reflects a magnetic flux
variation that occurs when a tooth passes by a variable reluctance sensor, wherein the tooth has a leading tooth edge and
a trailing tooth edge, the variable reluctance sensor interface comprising:
a pre-processing circuit configured to modify the variable reluctance sensor signal to prevent the variable reluctance sensor
signal from dropping below a second threshold value between a first portion of the variable reluctance sensor signal corresponding
to the leading tooth edge and a second portion of the variable reluctance sensor signal corresponding to the trailing tooth
edge;

a leading edge comparator including a first input configured to receive the modified variable reluctance sensor signal and
including an output configured to provide a leading edge signal responsive to the modified variable reluctance sensor signal
reaching a first threshold value;

a trailing edge comparator including a first input configured to receive the modified variable reluctance sensor signal and
including an output configured to provide a trailing edge signal responsive to the modified variable reluctance sensor signal
reaching the second threshold value; and

a post-processing circuit configured to receive the leading edge signal and the trailing edge signal and generate a detect
signal pulse having a width corresponding to a timing difference between the leading edge signal and the trailing edge signal.

US Pat. No. 9,176,132

METHOD OF CALIBRATION

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A method of calibration for improving the accuracy of the process of estimating the volume of a cell clump from an image
including the cell clump, comprising the steps of:
a) directing light from one of a first position lying over a cell clump held in a well having a bottom portion at least which
is pervious to light and a second position lying under said cell clump toward the other of the first and second positions
to receive said light at an imaging device disposed in the other of the first and second positions, thereby acquiring an image
including said cell clump;

b) measuring the optical density of said cell clump in the image acquired in said step a);
c) acquiring cross-section information about said cell clump held in said well to determine the vertical height of said cell
clump, based on said cross-section information; and

d) acquiring data representing a relationship between the optical density measured in said step b) and the height determined
in said step c),

wherein in said step c), pieces of cross-section information are acquired by acquiring a distribution of cells at each of
a plurality of cross-sections of said cell clump, and determining said vertical height of said cell clump at each position,
based on said pieces of cross-section information.

US Pat. No. 9,175,602

V ENGINE

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH,...

1. A V diesel engine, comprising:
a first and a second cylinder bank;
a two-stage forced induction from first and second low-pressure exhaust stream turbochargers and a high-pressure exhaust stream
turbocharger;

exhaust gas return systems;
intermediate charge air coolers; and
a primary charge air cooler;
wherein the first and second low-pressure exhaust stream turbochargers and the high-pressure exhaust stream turbocharger are
arranged on the end face of each of two cylinder banks above a primary output element of the V diesel engine;

wherein low-pressure compressors of the first and the second low-pressure exhaust stream turbochargers are connected to an
intake housing arranged between the same;

wherein each of the exhaust gas return systems has an exhaust gas return cooler arranged above each of the first and second
cylinder banks, wherein a longitudinal axis of each exhaust gas return cooler is oriented such that a connector of the exhaust
gas return cooler is positioned between the exhaust gas return cooler and one of the primary output member and a side of the
V diesel engine opposite the primary output member, the connector configured to supply exhaust gas to or discharge exhaust
gas from the exhaust gas return cooler;

wherein each of the intermediate charge air coolers on each cylinder bank is positioned longitudinally with respect to the
V diesel engine between the exhaust gas return cooler arranged on the respective cylinder bank and the low-pressure compressors
of the turbochargers arranged on the end face of the respective cylinder bank, and said each of the intermediate charge air
coolers each is arranged such that each of the intermediate charge air cooler connectors of said each of the intermediate
charge air coolers are generally perpendicular to an engine longitudinal axis of the V diesel engine;

wherein said each of the intermediate charge air cooler connectors is arranged in an end face of said each of the respective
intermediate charge air coolers;

wherein the primary charge air cooler is arranged between the exhaust gas return coolers;
wherein said primary charge air cooler is arranged above a cylinder head of each cylinder bank; and
wherein a charge air inlet and outlet of the primary charge air cooler are arranged in the direction of the engine longitudinal
axis such that the main charge air cooler is configured to flow away from the primary output member.

US Pat. No. 9,179,534

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus for supplying extreme ultraviolet light to a processing unit for performing
processing by using the extreme ultraviolet light, said apparatus comprising:
a chamber in which the extreme ultraviolet light to be supplied to said processing unit is generated;
a collector mirror provided in said chamber, and configured to collect the extreme ultraviolet light generated in said chamber
and to output the extreme ultraviolet light from said chamber; and

an optical path connection module arranged at a position between said chamber and said processing unit, and configured to
be detachable from the position by detaching said chamber from said processing unit, to isolate a route of the extreme ultraviolet
light between said chamber and said processing unit from outside, and to form, in the optical path connection module, an intermediate
focusing point of the extreme ultraviolet light from said chamber, wherein

said optical path connection module includes a wave-shaped section formed on an inner wall of said optical path connection
module.

US Pat. No. 9,178,457

GENERATOR BRAKE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A generator brake system for providing a brake control of a generator driven by an external torque, the generator brake
system comprising:
a power conversion unit receiving an output voltage and an output current, generated from the generator, and the power conversion
unit having at least one switch unit;

a sensing unit receiving the output voltage and the output current, and generating a voltage signal and a current signal;
and

a control unit receiving the voltage signal and the current signal; wherein the control unit controls the output voltage to
be gradually reduced when the control unit receives a brake signal; the control unit generates at least one control signal
to correspondingly turn on at least one switch unit so as to brake the generator in a short circuit manner when the output
voltage is less than a threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,175,674

DRAWBACK CHECK VALVE

GOTOHTI.COM INC., Beamsv...

1. In combination, as tube member a valve member:
the tube member having a tube inner wall defining therein an axially extending fluid passageway for flow of a fluid in an
axial downstream direction therethrough,

the tube inner wall having a tube upstream portion and a tube downstream portion, the tube downstream portion located in the
downstream direction from the tube upstream portion,

the valve member disposed within the passageway,
the valve member comprising a spring member and a piston head member,
the spring member having a spring first end and a spring second end, the spring member extending axially within the passageway
from the spring first end to the spring second end,

the spring first end coupled t the tube inner wall at a first location against relative axial movement with the tube member,
the piston head member fixedly secured to the spring second end, the spring member being resilient and having an inherent
bias to assume an unbiased position in which the spring second end is axially spaced from the spring first end by a distance
equal to an unbiased length,

the spring member deflectable from the unbiased position to biased positions in which the spring second end is axially spaced
from the spring first end by distances different than the unbiased length,

in moving from the unbiased position to the biased positions the spring second end is moved in the axial downstream direction
relative the spring first end,

piston head member having an axial downstream side and an axial upstream side,
a pressure differential across the piston head member is measured as a pressure of the fluid in the passageway on the axial
upstream side of the piston head member minus a pressure of the fluid in the passageway on the axial downstream side of the
piston head member,

the spring member deflectable from the unbiased position to a first of the biased positions when the pressure differential
is equal to a first pressure level,

the piston head member having a peripheral circumferential edge portion wherein when the edge portion of the piston head member
is in the tube upstream portion engagement between the edge portion and the tube inner wall of the tube upstream portion prevents
fluid flow axially therebetween, and when the edge portion of the piston head member is in the tube downstream portion interaction
between the edge portion of the piston head member and the tube downstream portion permits fluid flow downstream therepast,

wherein when the pressure differential is less than or equal to the first pressure level the edge portion of the piston head
member is in the tube upstream portion and when the pressure differential is greater than the first pressure level the edge
portion of the piston head member is in the tube downstream portion:

the spring member comprising a tubular member having a wall member extending between the spring first end and the spring second
end,

the wall member having the shape of a solid of revolution rotated about the central axis,
the wall member having a radially outwardly directed outer wall surface and a radially inwardly directed inner wall surface,
at least one wall opening radially through the wall member from the outer wall surface to the inner wall surface,
the tubular member being resilient having an inherent bias to assume an initial unbiased configuration of an unbiased length
measured along the axial length, the tubular member resiliently deflectable to biased configurations, each having a length
measured along the central axis loss than the unbiased length, the inherent bias of the resilient member biasing the tubular
member to return towards the unbiased configuration from any one of the biased configurations,

a reduction in the length of the tubular member as measured along the central axis corresponds to the outer wall surface increasing
in convexity as seen in cross-sectional side view in flat planes including the central axis extending radially from the central
axis.

US Pat. No. 9,177,774

CONTINUOUS FLOW MOBILITY CLASSIFIER INTERFACE WITH MASS SPECTROMETER

California Institute of T...

9. A method for analyzing a sample comprising:
(a) ionizing analyte molecules in a sample using a first ionization system;
(b) analyzing the ionized analyte molecules in a first dimension by separating the ionized analyte molecules by mobility using
a continuous flow radial differential mobility analyzer (RDMA) that employs axial electric fields, wherein:

(i) the RDMA is coupled to the first ionization system;
(ii) the RDMA is coupled to a mass spectrometer; and
(iii) the sample is introduced into the RDMA;
(c) introducing a continuous flow of the ionized analyte molecules that have been separated by mobility to the mass spectrometer;
(d) analyzing the ionized analyte molecules in a second dimension by mass analyzing the ionized analyte molecules that have
been separated by mobility using the mass spectrometer to determine a mass-to-charge ratio of a charged particle within the
mobility separated ionized analyte molecules; and

wherein:
a sheath flow rate provided by the RDMA is lower as compared to a sheath flow rate produced by a continuous flow mobility
classifier-mass spectrometer system without the RDMA;

an instrument resolution of the RDMA has a value of at least seven (7);
a sample outlet of the RDMA is aligned with an atmospheric pressure inlet (API) of the mass spectrometer; and
a gap between the sample outlet and the API is minimized by adjusting a position of the RDMA.

US Pat. No. 9,177,124

FLEXIBLE AUTHENTICATION FRAMEWORK

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for authenticating users in a secure search system, comprising:
receiving, using one or more processors, user identification information from a user in a secure enterprise system;
authenticating, using the one or more processors, the user to a plurality of secure data sources by providing the user identification
information to a plurality of application program interfaces (APIs), with each API interfacing with a respective identity
management computer system, and with each identity management computer system of a plurality of identity management computer
systems managing identities for one or more secure data sources in the secure enterprise system, where each secure data source
provides access to data by authenticated and authorized users, where a number or types of objects representing the user identification
information required by a first identity management computer system is different from a number or types of objects representing
the user identification information required by a second identity management computer system;

crawling, using the one or more processors, a secure data source associated with the at least one identity management computer
system and building an index of documents based on the crawling;

receiving, using the one or more processors, a query from the user;
calling, using the one or more processors, back into the at least one identity management computer system to obtain a security
attribute value for the user in response to the query;

appending, using the one or more processors, the security attribute value for the user to the query and using the appended
query to query the index; and

based on the appended query and security attributes of documents in the secure data source, determining, using the one or
more processors, one or more documents from the index of documents, that are accessible to the user.

US Pat. No. 9,174,296

PLASMA IGNITION AND SUSTAINING METHODS AND APPARATUSES

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus for generating plasma, comprising: a vessel within which said plasma is generated; and a coil configured to
receive an RF driver signal to at least sustain said plasma, said coil having a coil length; a first spine and a plurality
of fingers extending from said first spine and circumferentially spaced apart from each other, each of said plurality of fingers
are oriented along a longitudinal axis of said vessel and said plurality of fingers of said first spine and said first spine
partially enclose a periphery of said vessel, said plurality of fingers of said first spine being electrically coupled to
a first end of said coil; and a second spine and a plurality of fingers extending from said second spine and circumferentially
spaced apart from each other, each of said plurality of fingers are oriented along said longitudinal axis of said vessel and
said plurality of fingers of said second spine and said second spine partially enclose said periphery of said vessel, said
plurality of fingers of said second spine being electrically coupled to a second end of said coil, wherein tips of said plurality
of fingers of said first spine and second spine are oriented directionally in a direction to face each other and are axially
separated along the longitudinal axis by a distance that is less than said coil length; wherein the first spine, the second
spine and the coil are located exterior to said vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,174,270

CASTING MOLD SET

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A casting mold set comprising:
a core that includes a casting shape forming part for forming a shape of a casting that is formed by the casting mold set
and a core print that does not contribute to form the shape of the casting;

a first mold that is located above the casting shape forming part of the core; and
a second mold that is opposed to an upper surface of the core print of the core;
wherein;
in a case where the mold set is closed before molten metal is fed, a minimum clearance between the casting shape forming part
and the first mold is smaller than a minimum clearance between the upper surface of the core print and the second mold that
is opposed to the upper surface of the core print, so that the upper surface of the core print does not contact the second
mold that is opposed to the upper surface of the core print, wherein the casting shape forming part is configured to float
upward when molten metal is fed into the closed mold set so that the minimum clearance between the casting shape forming part
and the first mold disappears.

US Pat. No. 9,176,800

MEMORY REFRESH METHODS AND APPARATUSES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
checking a portion of non-volatile memory of a non-volatile memory device for errors in response to the memory device being
powered on, wherein a different portion of the memory is checked for errors in response to each power on;

checking additional portions of the memory for errors, during operation of the memory, after a predetermined number of pages
of the memory have been read wherein the predetermined number of pages is a total number of pages accumulated over a plurality
of power cycles; and

reprogramming corrected data to the memory if errors are found.

US Pat. No. 9,174,422

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING MICROCONDUIT NETWORKS FORMED BY ELECTROSPINNING TECHNIQUES

The United States of Amer...

1. An apparatus to manufacture microconduit network structures, comprising:
at least one mechanism having a set of electrospinning orifices to expel an effective amount of solution;
at least one ground plane, wherein said orifices are maintained at a desired voltage to said grounding plane;
a device that induces opposite electrical charges from said voltage to electrify jets of said solution and said jets of solution
accelerate to and on said grounding plane transforming said solution into branched webs of filaments;

at least one carrier substrate, wherein a mechanism deposits at least one interconnected branched webs of filaments on the
carrier substrate;

at least one said dispensing mechanism;
at least one matrix precursor fluid added into said interconnected branched webs of filaments from said dispensing mechanism;
a device to solidify said matrix fluid; and
a device that extracts or removes said interconnected branched webs of filaments from said matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,179,515

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR LED BACKLIGHT OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A driver circuit for an LED backlight of a liquid crystal display device, the driver circuit configured to supply a drive
current to the LED backlight, which has an LED, in accordance with a PWM signal used for controlling an amount of the drive
current supplied to the LED backlight, the driver circuit comprising:
a determination unit configured
to receive the PWM signal,
to determine whether or not a duty ratio of the PWM signal exceeds a predetermined value set in advance,
to output a first luminance adjustment signal set in advance when the duty ratio of the PWM signal is below the predetermined
value or when there is no input of the PWM signal, and

to output a second luminance adjustment signal corresponding to the input PWM signal when the duty ratio of the PWM signal
exceeds the predetermined value; and

a drive current output unit configured,
when the determination unit outputs the first luminance adjustment signal,
to receive the first luminance adjustment signal from the determination unit, and
to supply the drive current corresponding to the first luminance adjustment signal to the LED backlight, and
when the determination unit outputs the second luminance adjustment signal,
to receive the second luminance adjustment signal from the determination unit, and
to supply the drive current corresponding to the second luminance adjustment signal to the LED backlight.

US Pat. No. 9,177,977

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device comprising:
a first substrate including a first insulative substrate, an outer peripheral wiring formed above the first insulative substrate,
an insulation film disposed on the outer peripheral wiring, a pixel electrode formed on the insulation film in an active area
for displaying an image, and a first bank having a wall shape on the insulation film in a peripheral area surrounding the
active area;

a second substrate including at least a second insulative substrate; and
a sealant which is provided in a manner to envelop the first bank, and which attaches the first substrate and the second substrate
,

wherein the first bank is spaced apart from the second substrate by the sealant,
the second substrate further includes a second bank which has a wall shape, is formed in the peripheral area and is enveloped
in the sealant, and

the second bank is spaced apart from the first substrate by the sealant.

US Pat. No. 9,177,756

E-BEAM ENHANCED DECOUPLED SOURCE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A semiconductor substrate processing system, comprising:
a processing chamber;
a substrate support defined to support a substrate in the processing chamber;
a plasma chamber defined separate from the processing chamber, the plasma chamber defined to generate a plasma;
a top plate disposed above the substrate support so as to separate the plasma chamber from the processing chamber;
a planar conductive segment disposed within the processing chamber separate from the substrate support, the planar conductive
segment extending across a bottom surface of the top plate, the planar conductive segment positioned in an orientation facing
the substrate support;

an insulating member formed and disposed between the planar conductive segment and the top plate to electrically isolate the
planar conductive segment from the top plate and surrounding structures of the processing chamber;

a plurality of fluid transmission pathways formed through the top plate and the planar conductive segment and the insulating
member so as to extend from the plasma chamber to the processing chamber;

a first power supply electrically connected to the planar conductive segment, the first power supply defined to supply electrical
power to the planar conductive segment;

an electrode disposed within the plasma chamber across a top surface of the plasma chamber, the electrode oriented to drive
charges species from the plasma chamber through the plurality of fluid transmission pathways into the processing chamber;
and

a second power supply electrically connected to the electrode, the second power supply defined to supply electrical power
to the electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,177,092

METHOD FOR ARRANGING AND WIRING RECONFIGURABLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, PROGRAM THEREFOR, AND ARRANGING AND WIRING APPARATUS

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

1. An arrangement and wiring method of a reconfigurable semiconductor device, characterized by comprising:
generating a net list based on a circuit description in which a circuit configuration is described;
extracting a sequential circuit data set which is to be scanned from the net list;
generating a first truth value table data set so as to write into a first set among plurality of memory cell units from the
sequential circuit data set which is to be scanned; and

generating a second truth value table data set so as to write into a second set among the plurality of memory cell units from
a combination logic circuit data set of the net list;

wherein the reconfigurable device includes the plurality of memory cell units configuring arrays and are connected to each
other, and the memory cell units operate as a logic element when truth value table data is written in configured so as to
output a logic calculation of an input value specified by a plurality of addresses to a data line, and/or operate as a connection
element when truth value table data is written in configured so as to output an input value specified by a certain address
to a data line connected to an address of another memory cell unit, and

wherein a memory cell unit to which the first truth value table data set is allotted is simulated with an execution in synchronization
with a clock, and/or the plurality of the second truth value table data sets are simulated with an execution in non-synchronization
with the clock, and whether the semiconductor device realizes a certain operation speed is evaluated.

US Pat. No. 9,173,605

FABRICATION OF IMPLANTABLE FULLY INTEGRATED ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

29. A monolithically integrated miniaturized implantable device comprising:
a substrate for monolithic integration of the miniaturized implantable device comprising a plurality of metal layers separated
via a plurality of insulating layers;

a monolithically integrated electrochemical sensor comprising a plurality of electrodes;
a monolithically integrated electronic system;
a plurality of wells in correspondence of the plurality of electrodes, wherein a depth of a well of the plurality of wells
extends across one or more metal layers of the plurality of metal layers and/or one or more insulating layers of the plurality
of insulating layers; and

a monolithically integrated coil,
wherein during operation of the implantable device, the electronic system is configured to:
interface with the electrochemical sensor and sense a current in correspondence of a reaction,
communicate with an external device over a wireless communication link provided by the coil, and,
extract power for the miniaturized implantable device from the wireless communication link.

US Pat. No. 9,179,384

MOBILITY ROBUSTNESS OPTIMIZATION BASED ON REFERENCE SIGNAL STRENGTH MAPS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
determine, based on reference signal strength information associated with a wireless network, handover distance margin information
associated with the wireless network; and

determine, for a set of handover parameters and based on the handover distance margin information associated with the wireless
network, a respective set of handover parameter values configured to satisfy a target handover failure value,

wherein, to determine the handover parameter values, the processor is configured to:
determine speed information associated with the wireless network;
determine a handover time constraint value based on the handover distance margin information and the speed information, wherein,
to determine the handover time constraint value based on the handover distance margin information and the speed information,
the processor is configured to determine a handover distance margin value based on the handover distance margin information
and the target handover failure value, determine a speed value from the speed information associated with the wireless network,
and determine the handover time constraint value based on the handover distance margin value and the speed value; and

determine the handover parameter values based on the handover time constraint value.

US Pat. No. 9,179,363

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A COUPLING CHARACTERISTIC IN A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in determining a coupling characteristic in a radio communications network comprising a plurality of cells,
including a plurality of radio network nodes associated with the cells, the method comprising:
a network node processor determining a cell load coupling characteristic between a first and second of the plurality of cells,
the determining being based on one or more reports received over the radio communications network, the one or more reports
including a cell load contribution that is dependent on:

a measurement of a signal received by a wireless communication device of the first cell from a transmitting radio network
node of the first cell;

a measurement of a signal received by the wireless communication device of the first cell from a transmitting radio network
node of the second cell; and

a measurement of traffic between the wireless communication device and the transmitting radio network node of the first cell,
wherein the measurement of traffic comprises a product of the total number of resource units and bandwidth per resource unit
of the first cell divided by the traffic demand for the first cell.

US Pat. No. 9,178,072

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A thin film transistor comprising:
a gate insulating film between an oxide semiconductor layer and a gate electrode, said gate electrode being between said gate
insulating film and a substrate;

a source/drain electrode in physical contact with a source/drain region of the oxide semiconductor layer and said gate insulating
film, said source/drain region being between said gate insulating film and said source/drain electrode;

a channel protective film between said source/drain electrode and a different source/drain electrode, a channel region of
the oxide semiconductor layer being between said gate insulating film and said channel protective film,

wherein said channel protective film comprises a second protective film between a first protective film and a third protective
film, said second protective film being in physical contact with said first protective film and said third protective film,

wherein said first protective film is in physical contact with said oxide semiconductor layer, said second protective film
being in physical contact with said gate insulating film,

wherein along every direction within a plan view of a layout, a boundary of the source/drain electrode extends beyond a boundary
of the source/drain region.

US Pat. No. 9,177,819

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON SUBSTRATE HAVING TEXTURED STRUCTURE

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

1. A method for manufacturing a silicon substrate having texture structure, said method comprising steps of:
(A) forming a pattern with a resin-comprising composition on the silicon substrate,
(B) irradiating an etching gas to the silicon substrate surface other than the pattern portion, and
(C) processing the silicon substrate irradiated with the etching gas with an alkaline etching liquid to form concave structure
under the pattern portion,

wherein said resin-comprising composition comprises:
(a) polymerizable monomer having (meth)acrylic group,
(b) photoinitiator, and
(c) hydrolysate of akloxysilane,
wherein said hydrolysate of alkoxysilane is at least one selected from a group consisting of:
hydrolysate of a mixture of general alkoxysilane having a general formula (2):

(wherein (R5)s are, same or different, C1-4 alkyl group; n is an integer of 1-10) and (meth)acrylic group-containing alkoxysilane having a general formula (3):


(wherein R6 is hydrogen atom or methyl; R7 is C1-10 alkylene, C3-10 cycloalkylene or C3-10 polymethylene; R8 is C1-4 alkyl, C3-4 cycloalkyl or C6-12 aryl; R9 is C1-4 alkyl or C3-4 cycloalkyl; l is an integer of 1-3, m is an integer of 0-2, k is an integer of 1-3 and (l+m+k) is 4; in case that respective
R6, R7, R8 or R9 is present in plural, each of R6(s), R7(s), R8(s) or R9(s) may be same to or different from each other);

hydrolysate of the (meth)acrylic group-containing alkoxysilane of the general formula (3); and
hydrolysate of a mixture of the general alcoxysilane of the general formula (2), the (meth)acrylic group-containing alkoxysilane
of the general formula (3) and metal alkoxide having a general formula (6):

M-(OR13)4  (6)

(wherein M is zirconium or titanium; and (R13)s are, same or different, C1-10 alkyl group).

US Pat. No. 9,177,506

DISPLAY APPARATUS, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a pixel array section including first scanning lines, second scanning lines, signal lines, and pixels in a matrix; and
a drive section configured to output a first control signal and a second control signal to the first scanning lines and the
second scanning lines, respectively,

at least one of the pixels comprising a light emitting device, a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor,
and a holding capacitor,

the first transistor having a control terminal connected to one of the first scanning lines, a first current terminal connected
to one of the signal lines, and a second current terminal connected to a control terminal of the second transistor,

the second transistor having a first current terminal connected to a power source and a second current terminal connected
to the light emitting device,

the third transistor having a control terminal connected to one of the second scanning lines, a first current terminal connected
to a fixed potential, and a second current terminal connected to the second current terminal of the second transistor, and

the second transistor being configured to supply drive current to the light emitting device to change the light emitting device
to a luminous state, wherein

the third transistor becomes ON in accordance with the second control signal supplied from the one of the second scanning
lines to apply the fixed potential to an anode electrode of the light emitting device,

the first transistor becomes ON in accordance with the first control signal supplied from the one of the first scanning lines
to apply the predetermined potential to the control terminal of the second transistor, and

the fixed potential is lower than a potential applied to a cathode electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,176,496

SUBSTRATE TREATING SYSTEM

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate treating system comprising:
a substrate treating apparatus having a substrate treating unit for carrying out predetermined treatments of substrates, a
load port with physical load ports for receiving pods for storing the substrates, the load port transferring the pods to and
from the substrate treating unit, and an internal buffer interposed between the substrate treating unit and the load port
for transferring the substrates to and from the substrate treating unit, transferring the pods to and from the load port,
and temporarily storing the pods in time of transfer;

a carrier transport system for transferring the pods to and from the load port; and
a host computer for communicating with the substrate treating apparatus and the carrier transport system, and instructing
the carrier transport system to transport the pods according to a situation of the substrate treating apparatus;

wherein the substrate treating apparatus includes a transport-related control unit arranged, when the load port is being used
by one of the pods and a vehicle of the carrier transport system approaches to transfer another of the pods to the load port,
to suspend a notice of transfer disapproval until completion of the use by the one of the pods.

US Pat. No. 9,174,399

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF OPTICAL DEVICE, AND OPTICAL DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A manufacturing method of an optical device that obtains the optical device through molding processing using a pair of
molding molds including a first mold and a second mold,
wherein each of the pair of molding molds includes an optical functional part transfer surface that forms an optical functional
part; a connecting part transfer surface that forms a connecting part stretching to an outer peripheral part of an optical
functional surface; an inclination part transfer surface that forms an inclination part stretching to an outer peripheral
part of the connecting part transfer surface; and an outer peripheral part transfer surface that forms an outer peripheral
part stretching to the inclination part transfer surface,

wherein the pair of molding molds when being closed includes a cavity that is formed by an optical functional part molding
cavity formed by the optical functional part transfer surfaces; a connecting part molding cavity formed by the connecting
part transfer surfaces; and an edge part molding cavity formed by the inclination part transfer surfaces and the outer peripheral
part transfer surfaces stretching to the inclination part transfer surfaces,

wherein the inclination part transfer surfaces of the first mold and the second mold have inclination angles that are widened
such that the thickness of the optical device in an optical axis direction increases from the connecting part transfer surface
side toward the outer peripheral part transfer surface side, respectively,

the method comprising:
a compression molding step of filling the optical functional part transfer surface of one mold of the pair of molding molds
with a compression molding material having a smaller volume than the volume of the optical device, expanding the compression
molding material while the molding molds being closed to transfer the shapes of the optical functional part transfer surfaces
and the connecting part transfer surfaces of the molding molds to the compression molding material, and forming a protrusion
part formed by a portion of the compression molding material bulging from the connecting part molding cavity to the edge part
molding cavity side, and

an injection molding step of filling the edge part molding cavity with a molten injection molding material in a state where
the pair of molding molds are closed, and forming an injection-molded part at an outer periphery of the compression-molded
compression molding material, and

wherein the protrusion part is biased during the compression molding step such that, when a cross-sectional shape of the protrusion
part that has protruded from the connecting part molding cavity to the edge part molding cavity is divided into two by a perpendicular
bisector that is perpendicular to an optical axis and bisects the thickness of the connecting part molding cavity in the optical
axis direction, a side with a larger area is defined as HS1, and a side with a smaller area is defined as HS2, the area of the HS1 is larger than or equal to 60% of the cross-sectional area of the protruded compression molding material.

US Pat. No. 9,179,339

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TESTING THE WIRELESS SIGNAL PROPAGATION MODEL OF THE CELLULAR NETWORK

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for testing wireless signal propagation model
of a cellular network, comprising:
selecting more than one testing sites to install a receiving testing apparatus,
wherein selecting more than one testing sites to install the receiving testing apparatus comprises selecting at least one
height in each of the testing sites to mount at least one said receiving testing apparatus, the at least one receiving testing
apparatus being respectively oriented in at least one direction;

moving a transmission apparatus along a testing route, transmitting a testing signal upon moving; the receiving testing apparatus
receiving the testing signal, and detecting the strength of the received testing signal; and

obtaining field strength testing data along the testing route based on a synchronization established between the transmission
apparatus and the receiving testing apparatus; and

analyzing the field strength testing data to obtain a wireless propagation model about an area of the testing route, the analyzing
comprising:

selectively merging the field strength testing data according to a topographic and geomorphologic feature along the testing
route; and

performing a wireless propagation model correction using the field strength testing data to form the wireless propagation
model under at least one type of environment.

US Pat. No. 9,174,674

PARKING ASSISTING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A parking assist apparatus used for a vehicle which has a four-wheel steering mode in which front wheels and rear wheels
can be steered independently, comprising:
traveling path calculation means for calculating a traveling path for guiding the vehicle to a target position; and
assist means for assisting traveling of the vehicle for parking to the target position, based on the traveling path calculated
by the traveling path calculation means,

wherein in the four-wheel steering mode, the traveling path calculated by the traveling path calculation means includes a
traveling path in which the front wheels and the rear wheels are steered in reverse directions, and said traveling path includes
a section in which a constant point, which is an intersection of a center line of the vehicle in a back-and-forth direction
and a line perpendicular to the center line from a turning center, traces a trajectory of a clothoid curve, the clothoid curve
including a curve in which a gradient of a change in curvature with respect to a traveling distance of the vehicle is constant,
and the constant point does not move along the center line of the vehicle during a turning of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,174,316

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ROLLER

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A method of manufacturing a roller including the steps of positioning a workpiece formed with a radially outer surface
of a tapered roller or a convex roller, and forming an end surface of the roller having a predetermined target shape by grinding,
wherein said method comprises preparing a five-axis control machining center comprising a spindle carrying a cutting tool
and a grinder, and a spindle head carrying a mechanical chuck having jaws, fixing the workpiece in position with the jaws
of the mechanical chuck, cutting said end surface to a finished cut surface approximate in shape to said predetermined target
shape with the cutting tool, and grinding the thus cut end surface to said predetermined target shape with the grinder, and

wherein the predetermined target shape is a spherical shape, and the finished cut surface is a spherical surface, wherein
the grinder is a cup-shaped grinder having a cylindrical grinding portion, said five-axis control machining center having
a center of the sphere containing said predetermined target shape, a Z-axis about which the grinder is rotated, and a first
rotation axis about which the workpiece is rotated, and wherein the machining center is configured to grind said end surface
by contouring control so as to satisfy, when considered on a plane perpendicular to a second rotation axis about which one
of the spindle head and the spindle is inclined relative to an XZ plane or a YZ plane:

condition (i): The workpiece is rotated with an apex of said predetermined target shape located on a line passing said center
of the sphere and said second rotation axis, while being inclined at an inclination angle ?;

condition (ii): The second rotation axis is offset from the Z-axis in the direction of an X-axis which intersects the Z-axis
at a right angle by an offset amount e;

condition (iii): The workpiece and the grinder are positioned so as to satisfy the following Equations 1 and 2:
R={(D/2)+e}/sin(?)   Equation 1

e=(D/2)?H sin(?)   Equation 2
where R is the radius of the spherical surface; D is the outer diameter of the grinder; and H is the distance between the
second rotation axis and said apex; and
condition (iv): With the workpiece and the grinder positioned so as to satisfy the conditions (i) to (iii), the workpiece
is rotated about first axis, and the grinder is rotated about the Z-axis and simultaneously fed in the direction of the Z-axis
toward the workpiece, thereby forming said predetermined target shape.

US Pat. No. 9,177,970

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY UNIT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Joled Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a wiring;
a transistor including
a gate electrode;
a first insulating film covering the gate electrode and the wiring, and
a semiconductor film opposed to the gate electrode with the first insulating film in between; and
a first electrically-conductive film,
wherein a first concave section is located in the first insulating film in a position directly adjacent to a side surface
the semiconductor film, and extends below a lower surface of the of the semiconductor film,

wherein a connection hole is provided in the first insulating film, the connection hole reaching the wiring, and
wherein the first electrically-conductive film is electrically connected to the wiring through the connection hole, and the
first electrically-conductive film being buried in the first concave section to cover the side surface of the semiconductor
film.

US Pat. No. 9,177,498

DISPLAY PANEL

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a gate driving circuit, comprising:
a plurality of circuit stages, wherein the circuit stages are electrically connected in series and an Nth-circuit stage of
the circuit stages comprises:

a start unit configured to receive and provide a start pulse signal to an enable node, and make the enable node have an enable
voltage;

a drive unit configured to receive a clock signal, and provide the clock signal to an Nth-output terminal according to the
enable voltage of the enable node;

a first pull-down unit configured to provide a first pull-down voltage to the enable node according to a supply voltage of
a disable node, and make the enable node have the first pull-down voltage;

a second pull-down unit configured to provide a second pull-down voltage to the disable node according to the enable voltage
of the enable node; and

a current detecting unit configured to detect an error current passing through the first pull-down unit, and output an error
signal according to the error current, wherein the current detecting unit comprises a current mirror and the current mirror
is configured to receive the error current and reflect a reflected current corresponding to the error current; and

a control circuit configured to receive the error signal of the Nth-circuit stage and adjust the second pull-down voltage
according to the error signal, wherein the control circuit is directly connected to the second pull-down unit.

US Pat. No. 9,176,268

SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

6. A surface light source with a lighting surface, the surface light source comprising:
a semiconductor body that emits electromagnetic radiation from its front side during operation; and
output coupling structures configured to produce a local variation of light density on the lighting surface, so that the light
density is increased in at least one illumination region with respect to a background region;

wherein the radiation-emitting front side of the semiconductor body is arranged parallel to the lighting surface of the surface
light source;

wherein the output coupling structures are holes in a scattering plate, and wherein, during operation of the surface light
source, a cone of rays emitted by the semiconductor body pass point-wise through the holes of the scattering plate, such that
a local variation of a light density on the lighting surface produces a glitter effect on the lighting surface; and

wherein the output coupling structures each have an axis of rotation that extends obliquely with respect to the lighting surface,
and the axis of rotation of each output coupling structure lies on a conic surface.

US Pat. No. 9,176,225

METHOD AND SYSTEM USING A POLARIMETRIC FEATURE FOR DETECTING OIL COVERED BY ICE

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

18. A system for detecting an oil mass covered by ice comprising:
at least one airborne platform comprising a transmitter and a receiver, and configured to collect polarimetric radar data
at a plurality of different depths into the ice as the at least one airborne platform moves about a search area above the
ice so that the polarimetric radar data defines polarimetric volumetric radar data; and

a processor and a memory coupled thereto configured to process the polarimetric volumetric radar data based upon at least
one polarimetric feature to thereby detect an oil mass covered by the ice.

US Pat. No. 9,174,213

PASSIVE CHIP-BASED DROPLET SORTING

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method of passive sorting of microdroplets of uniform size, comprising the steps of:
providing a main flow channel,
directing a sample material and reagents into said main flow channel,
directing a carrier fluid into said main flow channel thereby providing a flow stream of microdroplets in said main flow channel
wherein said microdroplets have substantially the same diameter and wherein said droplets include first microdroplets containing
said sample material and second microdroplets that do not contain said sample material,

amplifying said microdroplets in said flow stream of microdroplets resulting in said flow stream of microdroplets having been
amplified so that it includes said first microdroplets containing said sample material having a first degree of stiffness
and said second microdroplets that do not contain said sample material having a second degree of stiffness wherein said second
degree of stiffness is less than said first degree of stiffness,

providing a second flow channel connected to said main flow channel for said second microdroplets that do not contain said
sample material having a second degree of stiffness, and

providing a separator for separating said second microdroplets that do not contain said sample material having a second degree
of stiffness from said first microdroplets containing said sample material having a first degree of stiffness and directing
said second microdroplets that do not contain said sample material having a second degree of stiffness into said second flow
channel.

US Pat. No. 9,179,572

SERVER

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A server, comprising:
a shell having a first accommodation space; and
at least one server assembly comprising:
a motherboard tray detachably located in the first accommodation space;
a motherboard module located on the motherboard tray, the motherboard module comprises a motherboard and at least one central
processing unit located on the motherboard;

a bearing frame fastened to the motherboard tray and having a loading plate located above the motherboard module, the bearing
frame comprising a plurality of supporting mechanisms, and the plurality of supporting mechanisms comprising a side plate
and a plurality of supporting legs; and

a storage device detachably located on the loading plate, wherein the motherboard module locates between the plurality of
supporting legs and the side plate, and the storage device and the side plates are respectively located on two opposite sides
of the loading plate.

US Pat. No. 9,177,577

MULTI-PURPOSE NEAR-FIELD TRANSDUCER HAVING A TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT OF RESISTANCE

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

11. An apparatus, comprising:
a slider;
a writer on the slider;
a plasmonic near-field transducer (NFT) having a temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and provided on the slider adjacent
to the writer, the NFT configured to produce a signal indicative of temperature at the NFT;

a heat sink thermally coupled to the NFT; and
circuitry comprising a lead arrangement electrically and directly connected to the NFT;
wherein the NFT serves as a heat source for effecting heat-assisted magnetic recording and a temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,177,357

METHOD FOR CREATING COEFFICIENT TABLE AND IMAGE SCALING PROCESSOR

MegaChips Corporation, O...

1. A method for creating a coefficient table storing interpolation coefficients to be used in an image scaling process of
converting input image data to U/D times (U and D are natural numbers) as output image data, the method comprising the steps
of:
(a) designing a filter having a transfer function for simultaneously performing conversions into U times and 1/D times;
(b) converting interpolation coefficients defined by an impulse response of said filter into integers to calculate integer-converted
interpolation coefficients; and

(c) sorting said integer-converted interpolation coefficients in a sequence to be used in said process of converting input
image data to U/D times and storing said integer-converted interpolation coefficients in said coefficient table, wherein

said step (b) includes the steps of:
(b-1) multiplying each of said interpolation coefficients by 2 raised by a predetermined number, and rounding off, rounding
down, or rounding up said interpolation coefficient to convert said interpolation coefficient into an integer; and

(b-2) partitioning said integer-converted interpolation coefficients for every pixels equal to a predetermined number of pixels
among a plurality of pieces of pixel data constituting said input image data, and adding or subtracting one to and from each
of said integer-converted interpolation coefficients partitioned such that a total sum of said integer-converted interpolation
coefficients partitioned is equal to 2 raised by said predetermined number, and

said step (c) includes the steps of:
(c-1) partitioning said integer-converted interpolation coefficients such that said plurality of pieces of pixel data are
individually multiplied by said integer-converted interpolation coefficients for every said predetermined number of pixels;

(c-2) storing said integer-converted interpolation coefficients partitioned in said coefficient table in a predetermined sequence
such that in said predetermined sequence, said plurality of pieces of pixel data are repeatedly multiplied by said integer-converted
interpolation coefficients partitioned; and

(c-3) associating the number of skips with said integer-converted interpolation coefficients partitioned to store said number
of skips in said coefficient table, said number of skips defining whether to skip said integer-converted interpolation coefficients
partitioned for a predetermined number of pixels and multiply said plurality of pieces of pixel data by said integer-converted
interpolation coefficients partitioned or to multiply said plurality of pieces of pixel data by said integer-converted interpolation
coefficients partitioned without skip.

US Pat. No. 9,177,206

AUTOMATIC PHOTO ALBUM CREATION BASED ON SOCIAL INFORMATION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
storing user profiles for each of a plurality of users of a social networking system;
storing information for each of a plurality of objects in the social networking system;
storing a plurality of connections between each of the plurality of the users and the other users or objects in the social
networking system;

accessing a plurality of images provided by a posting user of the plurality of users;
receiving a request to access an album, the album comprising a set of images selected from the plurality of images;
identifying one or more tagged objects in the images in the album, where a tagged object is an object of the plurality of
objects in the social networking system;

computing a score for one or more of the plurality of images, where the score for an image is based at least in part on an
association between information from a user profile of the posting user and the one or more tagged objects in the image;

selecting a subset of the plurality of images based on the computed scores, wherein one or more of the computed scores are
adjusted to select a diverse subset of images that include a diversity of tagged objects across the one or more of the plurality
of images; and

sending for display to the viewing user an album, the album comprising the selected subset of the plurality of images.

US Pat. No. 9,178,702

REVOCATION LIST GENERATION DEVICE, REVOCATION LIST GENERATION METHOD, AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A revocation list generation device for generating a revocation list, the revocation list generation device comprising:
a non-transitory memory device that stores a program; and
a processing device that executes the program to cause the revocation list generation device to perform:
receiving, for a content, (i) a content identifier identifying the content, (ii) a revocation identifier identifying a revoked
apparatus related to the content, and (iii) usage condition information including first entry information and a usage condition
of the content;

generating a revocation list including a plurality of pieces of individual revocation information, each of the pieces of individual
revocation information including second entry information and one or more revocation identifiers, the plurality of pieces
of individual revocation information including individual revocation information for the content and individual revocation
information for another content, and the individual revocation information for the content being separate from the individual
revocation information for the other content; and

outputting the revocation list, wherein in the revocation list, the content and the other content are each associated with
a revoked apparatus, and

the individual revocation information for the content including second entry information having a same value as the first
entry information included in the usage condition information.

US Pat. No. 9,178,696

KEY MANAGEMENT FOR SECURE COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method for establishing secure communication between communication devices in a communications network, the method comprising:
transmitting, by a first communication device, a request to a first key management server (KMS) apparatus, wherein the first
KMS apparatus is configured such that, in response to the request, the first KMS apparatus transmits keying information and
a voucher comprising information for retrieving the keying information from the first KMS apparatus;

receiving, at the first communication device, the keying information and voucher transmitted by the first KMS apparatus; and
after receiving the transmitted keying information and voucher, transmitting, by the first communication device, a session
invitation message for creating a session with a second communication device,

the session invitation message comprises the voucher, and
the second communication device is separate and distinct from the first KMS apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,178,624

ACCURATE CALCULATION OF POLARIZATION MODE DISPERSION USING BLIND EQUALIZATION

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. An optical receiver comprising:
a digital signal processor (DSP) configured to:
receive a signal that has an x-polarization (x-pol) and a y-polarization (y-pol);
equalize the x-pol of the signal, based on a constant-modulus-algorithm (CMA), to create an equalized x-pol signal,
the x-pol of the signal being equalized using a set of filter coefficients determined using the CMA;
equalize the y-pol of the signal, based on the CMA, to create an equalized y-pol signal,
the y-pol of the signal being equalized using the set of filter coefficients determined using the CMA;
perform phase correction on the equalized x-pol signal to create a phase-corrected x-pol signal;
perform phase correction on the equalized y-pol signal to create a phase-corrected y-pol signal;
identify a first frame header pattern within the phase-corrected x-pol signal,
the first frame header pattern being based on a first frame header;
identify a second frame header pattern within the phase-corrected y-pol signal,
the second frame header pattern being based on a second frame header,
the second frame header being different than the first frame header;
determine, based on the first frame header pattern and the second frame header pattern, a quantity of lock-in differential
group delay (DGD) between the phase-corrected x-pol signal and the phase-corrected y-pol signal; and

adjust one or more filter coefficients, of the set of filter coefficients, based on the quantity of lock-in DGD,
the one or more filter coefficients being adjusted to remove the quantity of lock-in DGD, and
the one or more filter coefficients being adjusted to permit an amount of polarization mode dispersion to be correctly determined
based on the set of filter coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,178,229

MEMBRANE HUMIDIFIER FOR FUEL CELL

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A membrane humidifier for a fuel cell, comprising:
a hollow housing having a humid air inlet formed at one end thereof and a humid air outlet formed at the other end thereof;
a joint member formed integrally with an inner circumferential surface of the hollow housing;
a plurality of internal partition modules coupled to the joint member, arranged adjacent to each other in the hollow housing,
and having a plurality of humid air guiding apertures passing therethrough; and

a plurality of hollow fiber membrane bundles disposed in the plurality of internal partition modules, respectively,
wherein an internal flow path is formed between the internal partition modules and an outer flow path is formed between the
outer sidewalls of the respective internal partition modules and the inner circumferential surface of the housing, and

wherein the respective hollow fiber membrane bundles are connected to the internal flow path and the outer flow path through
the plurality of humid air guiding apertures,

wherein the internal partition module has a fan-shaped cross-section and is opened in both forward and backward directions
to allow the hollow fiber membrane bundle to pass through, and has the humid air guiding apertures penetrating through sidewalls
thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,177,726

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR

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

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor with a laminate constituted by dielectric layers alternately laminated with internal electrode
layers, said multilayer ceramic capacitor satisfies conditions of 1.5×D1 direction, D2 represents an average grain size of dielectric grains present at a center position in the laminate in the laminating direction,
and D3 represents an average grain size of dielectric grains present at an intermediate position equidistant from the outermost layer
position and the center position in the laminate in the laminating direction.

US Pat. No. 9,179,365

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:
switching a mode of operation of a wireless communication device from a first transmission mode to a second transmission mode,
wherein the first transmission mode supports transmission of packets comprising header information in accordance with a communication
protocol specified for the first transmission mode, and the second transmission mode supports transmission of real-time data
packets that do not contain the header information in accordance with the communication protocol specified for the first transmission
mode; and

configuring a transmission parameter associated with the wireless communication device for operation in the second transmission
mode for transmission of a real-time data packet containing real-time data.

US Pat. No. 9,179,326

METHOD FOR PROVIDING THE IDENTITY OF AN APPARATUS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND APPARATUS THEREOF

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method for providing an identifier for a relay node in a communications network comprising the steps of:
checking by an access node data fields comprised in an X2 SETUP REQUEST message received from the relay node requesting an
establishment of an interface connection over a communication link, wherein the data fields are related to a Served Cells
list or to a Neighbour Information list and the relay node serves at least one cell;

generating an E-UTRAN Global Cell Identifier (ECGI), and
upon generating the identifier, the access node transmitting the identifier to the relay node over the interface connection.

US Pat. No. 9,178,205

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

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

1. A rechargeable battery comprising;
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first and second electrodes;
a case receiving the electrode assembly;
a cap plate coupled to the case;
an electrode terminal connecting the electrode assembly to an outside of the cap plate;
a first lead tab coupled to the first electrode at a first end of the electrode assembly and electrically connecting the first
electrode and the electrode terminal; and

a second lead tab coupled to the second electrode at a second end of the electrode assembly, the first end being opposite
and spaced apart from the second end in a lengthwise direction of the electrode assembly,

wherein the electrode assembly comprises:
a first coated region of the first electrode;
a second coated region of the second electrode;
a second uncoated region of the second electrode at the second end of the electrode assembly; and
a first uncoated region of the first electrode at the first end of the electrode assembly, the first uncoated region adjacent
an end portion of the first coated region, the first uncoated region comprising a slant region extending toward the end portion
of the first coated region, and a junction region connected to the slant region and coupled to the first lead tab, the junction
region spaced apart from the end portion of the first coated region in the lengthwise direction, the first uncoated region
having a through hole formed therein at least at the slant region and connecting an inner portion of the electrode assembly
to an outside of the electrode assembly, the through hole being at least formed at a location between the first coated region
and the first lead tab and spaced apart from a portion of the first lead tab that is directly connected to the first electrode
in a direction opposite the lengthwise direction such that an open exhaust path is defined by the through hole from a first
side of the first uncoated region to a second side of the first uncoated region in a direction perpendicular to the lengthwise
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,175,823

VEHICULAR HEADLAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicular headlamp, comprising:
a basic lamp unit configured to form a main light distribution pattern that is controlled in light distribution so as to satisfy
illuminance requirements at a plurality of predetermined sites in a low beam light distribution pattern which is projected
on a vertical virtual screen positioned in front of a vehicle; and

a plurality of additional lamp units controlled in light distribution so as to irradiate light to any one of left and right
diffusion regions adjacent to the main light distribution pattern,

wherein the vehicular headlamp is formed to match a slanted shape of the vehicle's front portion by shifting the positions
of the basic lamp unit and the plurality of the additional lamp units relative to the vehicular depth direction, and

wherein the low beam light distribution pattern is formed on the vertical virtual screen by combining the basic lamp unit
and the plurality of additional lamp units.

US Pat. No. 9,179,578

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND HEAT RADIATION MEMBER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor module comprising:
a heat radiation member including:
a first member which contains aluminum; and
a second member which contains copper, which is embedded in the first member, and sides of the second member being enclosed
by the first member; and

a semiconductor element which is thermally connected to the heat radiation member, wherein:
the first member has a cavity,
the second member has a proximal surface in the cavity,
the second member has an exposed distal surface, opposite the proximal surface, which is exposed in the cavity of the first
member,

four sides of the second member are enclosed by the first member,
the second member has four edge surfaces in the cavity, and
the first member covers four edge portions of the distal surface of the second member.

US Pat. No. 9,179,467

NETWORK EMPLOYING SPACE RECYCLING, AND A METHOD FOR MANAGING THE NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of operating a network device for a near field wireless communication, the method comprising:
reserving a second time period for a second transmitting/receiving data communication as overlapping a first time period for
a first transmitting/receiving data communication, the first time period is reserved in advance; and

permitting the second transmitting/receiving data communication, when channel state of the first transmitting/receiving is
determined to be suitable;

wherein the second time period is reserved in response to determining that a first sector associated with the first time period
is different from a second sector associated with the second time period.

US Pat. No. 9,177,897

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH TRACE PROTECTION LAYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
providing a pre-plated leadframe having a contact protrusion and a protective pad on the contact protrusion;
forming a contact pad and traces by etching the pre-plated leadframe;
applying a trace protection layer on the contact pad, the traces, and the protective pad;
removing the protective pad and a portion of the trace protection layer for exposing a surface of the contact pad; and
depositing an external connector directly on the surface of the contact pad.

US Pat. No. 9,176,317

DISPLAY APPARATUS INCORPORATING DUAL-LEVEL SHUTTERS

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first light blocking layer including a first aperture formed therein; and
a shutter suspended over the first light blocking layer, wherein the shutter includes:
a first sidewall and a second sidewall both oriented substantially normal to the first light blocking layer;
a proximal light obstructing level coupled to and extending outward from a first end of both the first and second sidewalls
located proximate to the first light blocking layer; and

a distal light obstructing level coupled to and extending outward from a second end of both the first and second sidewalls
located distal to the first light blocking layer relative to the proximal light obstructing level, wherein a portion of the
proximal light obstructing level positioned between the first and second sidewalls is substantially thicker than another portion
of the proximal light obstructing level positioned outside of the first and second sidewalls, and the thicker portion of the
proximal light obstructing level is at a position in the shutter such that when the shutter is in a closed position, the thicker
portion is in alignment with the first aperture defined by the first light blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 9,174,249

ULTRASONIC CLEANING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREFORE

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a substantially circular tank comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, and a sidewall disposed therebetween, the tank being
configured to contain a cleaning fluid and to receive a substantially planar article submerged in the cleaning fluid;

a plurality of cleaning fluid inlets for delivering the cleaning fluid to the tank, each cleaning fluid inlet at least partially
disposed in the sidewall proximate to the bottom portion of the tank;

an intermediate support for receiving a substantially planar article, the intermediate support configured to maintain the
substantially planar article in the tank above the plurality of cleaning fluid inlets and below a plurality of fluid outlet
ports disposed in the sidewall proximate to the top portion of the tank;

an ultrasonic generator coupled to the tank for generating ultrasonic waves in the tank and cleaning fluid received therein;
wherein the intermediate support comprises an upper support surface and a base structure opposite the upper support surface,
and is configured to define (i) a substantially continuous outer circumferential fluid gap between a substantial entirety
of an outer circumference of the intermediate support and an inner circumference of the tank; (ii) a substantially discontinuous
inner circumferential fluid gap between an intermediate circumference of the intermediate support and the substantially planar
article supported by the upper support surface of the intermediate support; and (iii) a plurality of radial cleaning fluid
passages extending through the base structure of the intermediate support from the outer circumference of the intermediate
support to an inner circumference of the intermediate support; and

wherein the apparatus is configured to receive cleaning fluid from the cleaning fluid inlets, remove particles from the substantially
planar article, and direct flow of the cleaning fluid such that removed particles are carried away from the substantially
planar article and out of the tank through the fluid outlet ports.

US Pat. No. 9,179,519

PHASE-SHIFT DIMMING FOR LED CONTROLLER AND THE METHOD THEREOF

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A phase-shift dimming control circuit, comprising:
a frequency multiply circuit configured to receive a PWM input signal to provide a square signal having a frequency at least
two times higher than that of the PWM input signal;

a delayed rising signal generator configured to receive the square signal and the PWM input signal to provide a plurality
of set signals having pulses;

a delayed falling signal generator configured to receive the square signal and the PWM input signal to provide a plurality
of reset signals having pulses;

a plurality of latches configured to respectively receive the plurality of pairs of set signal and reset signal to generate
a corresponding plurality of PWM output signals, each of the PWM output signals having pulses, and wherein the rising edge
of the pulses of the PWM output signals is based on the corresponding set signal pulses, and the falling edge of the pulses
of the PWM output signals is based on the corresponding reset signal pulses;

wherein the delayed rising signal generator comprises:
a rising-edge pulse generator configured to receive the PWM input signal to provide a rising-edge pulse signal having a pulse
at every rising edge of the PWM input signal;

a rising-edge clock generator configured to receive the square signal to generate a rising clock signal having a cycle length
corresponding to a phase difference between two successive PWM output signals;

a counter configured to count the rising clock signal to generate a M bits binary digit signal, M being a positive integer;
and

an encoder configured to encode the M bits binary digit signal to 2M set signals.

US Pat. No. 9,178,487

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL FILTERING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a cross-coupled bandpass filter characterized by a tunable center frequency, tunable fractional bandwidth and one or more
programmable transmission zeroes, wherein one of the programmable transmission zeroes is maintained at DC and one of the programmable
transmission zeroes is maintained at an infinite frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,177,705

SINTERED RARE EARTH MAGNET, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND ROTATING MACHINE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A sintered rare earth magnet, comprising:
a main phase composed of R2T14B, where:

R comprises as a main component one or more rare earth element selected from:
Nd,
Pr, and
Nd and Pr, and
T represents one or more transition metal element selected from:
Fe, and
Fe and Co; and
a grain boundary phase containing a higher proportion of R than the main phase;
wherein:
the main phase includes one or more heavy rare earth element selected from:
Dy,
Tb, and
Dy and Tb;
at least a part of main phase grains of the main phase includes at least three regions where the concentration of the heavy
rare earth elements differs, the three regions being:

a low concentration region where the concentration of the heavy rare earth elements is the lowest in three regions,
a high concentration region where the concentration of the heavy rare earth elements is the highest in three regions, and
an intermediate concentration region where the concentration of the heavy rare earth elements is higher than the low concentration
region and is lower than the high concentration region,

the three regions exist in order of the low concentration region, the high concentration region, and the intermediate concentration
region, from the low concentration region in the main phase grain toward the grain boundary phase;

an area ratio of the high concentration region with respect to the main phase is from 1 to 35%;
main phase grains wherein the high concentration region contacts an overall periphery of the low concentration region and
the intermediate concentration region contacts an overall periphery of the high concentration region exist at 5% or more in
the sintered rare earth magnet,

an average concentration value of the heavy rare earth element in the intermediate concentration region is determined as the
average concentration value of the heavy rare earth element from the maximum concentration of the heavy rare earth element
to the grain boundary phase, and

a value of the following formula (A) is in a range of 0.2 to 0.8:
(???)/(???)  (A)
where:
?=the minimum concentration of the heavy rare earth element in the main phase,
?=the maximum concentration of the heavy rare earth element in the main phase, and
?=the average concentration value of the heavy rare earth element in the intermediate concentration region.

US Pat. No. 9,176,380

PHOTOINDUCED ALKYNE-AZIDE CLICK REACTIONS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A composition comprising an alkyne-based substrate, an azide-based substrate, at least one Cu(II) salt and at least one
photoinducible reducing agent,
wherein said alkyne-based substrate comprises at least one reactive alkynyl group,
wherein said azide-based substrate comprises at least one reactive azide group, and
wherein exposure of at least a portion of said composition to electromagnetic radiation promotes formation of Cu(I), which
catalyzes cycloaddition of said at least one reactive alkynyl group and said at least one reactive azide group.

US Pat. No. 9,174,466

PRINTER AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer, comprising:
a feeding portion configured to feed a printing medium in an auxiliary scanning direction, the feeding portion being capable
to change a feed speed for the printing medium at a specified rate of change;

a printing portion comprising a plurality of heating elements arrayed in a main scanning direction, the main scanning direction
being orthogonal to the auxiliary scanning direction, the plurality of heating elements being configured to perform printing
of one line at a time on the printing medium fed in the auxiliary scanning direction by the feeding portion, the one line
extending in the main scanning direction;

a processor configured to:
specify numbers of ON dots for at least a first specified block and a second specified block among a plurality of lines that
make up a printed pattern, the first specified block being one of a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks including
a first specified number of lines, the second specified block being another of the plurality of blocks and including a line
to be printed before the first specified block, and the number of ON dots being a number of heating elements, among the plurality
of heating elements, to be operated when the printing of one line is performed;

specify first speeds that respectively correspond to at least the first specified block and the second specified block based
on the numbers of ON dots;

set a second speed based on the first speeds that respectively correspond to the first specified block and the second specified
block, such that the printing medium is fed by the feeding portion at the first speed for the first specified block when the
printing of the first specified block is performed by the printing portion, the second speed being a feed speed of the printing
medium fed by the feeding portion when the printing of the second specified block is performed by the printing portion, the
second speed being set such that the printing of the first specified block is performed on the printing medium fed at the
first speed immediately after the feeding portion has changed the feed speed from the second speed to the first speed in accordance
with the specified rate of change; and

control the feeding portion and the printing portion such that the printing medium is fed by the feeding portion at the second
speed when the printing of the second specified block is performed by the printing portion, and such that the feed speed is
adjusted to the first speed just one line before a specified line is printed.

US Pat. No. 9,176,073

EVALUATION SUBSTRATE, DEFECT EXAMINATION METHOD AND DEFECT DETECTION DEVICE

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. An evaluation substrate for detecting a defect caused by a foreign object included in an organic material comprising:
a silicon substrate
a silicon oxide film arranged on the silicon substrate; and
a polysilicon film arranged on the silicon oxide film,
wherein a film containing an organic material is formed on the polysilicon film;
a Haze value of a surface of the polysilicon film being 30 ppm or less.

US Pat. No. 9,175,824

VEHICLE HEADLAMP

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A vehicle headlamp that forms a synthetic light distribution pattern including a hot zone and a diffusion region diffused
from the hot zone, the vehicle headlamp comprising:
at least one first lighting fixture unit including a laser light source and a first optical system that forms a first light
distribution pattern to irradiate light forward from the laser light source and irradiate the hot zone; and

at least one second lighting fixture unit including an LED light source and a second optical system that forms a second light
distribution pattern to irradiate light forward from the LED light source and irradiate the diffusion region,

wherein the laser light source comprises: a semiconductor laser light source; and a wavelength conversion member that is arranged
apart from the semiconductor laser light source, and receives laser light from the semiconductor laser light source and generates
light of a longer wavelength than a wavelength of the light from the semiconductor laser light source,

wherein the first optical system comprises: a projection lens arranged on an optical axis that extends in a vehicle front-back
direction; the wavelength conversion member which is arranged on a vehicle rear side with respect to the projection lens;
and a reflecting surface that reflects light from the wavelength conversion member so as to be focused near the optical axis,

wherein the reflecting surface is arranged to cover an upper side of the wavelength conversion member, a cross-sectional shape
thereof including the optical axis is set to an elliptical shape, and an eccentricity thereof is set to increase from a vertical
cross-section to a horizontal cross-section, and the light from the wavelength conversion member which is reflected by the
reflecting surface is focused between the wavelength conversion member and the projection lens,

wherein the focused light is focused near a rear-side focus of the projection lens in a vertical cross-section including the
optical axis and focused in a forward side with respect to the vertical cross-section in a horizontal cross-section including
the optical axis,

wherein the wavelength conversion member is a composite of a phosphor and a ceramic material, and the wavelength conversion
member is held by a holder made of a metallic material and is arranged below the reflecting surface,

wherein the holder has a cylindrical shape, and an aperture formed in an end of the holder is covered by the wavelength conversion
member,

wherein the wavelength conversion member is a mixed light of a light from the wavelength conversion member which is excited
by the laser light from the semiconductor laser light source and a light which penetrates the wavelength conversion member,
and

wherein a light source image of the semiconductor laser light source projected to the wavelength conversion member has higher
luminance than the LED light source and has a smaller size than the LED light source.

US Pat. No. 9,175,822

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A vehicle light for a vehicle having a driver, the vehicle light comprising:
a first light source;
a second light source;
a first optical system configured to direct light emitted from the first light source to a first area corresponding to a central
vision of a driver in front of the vehicle; and

a second optical system configured to direct light emitted from the second light source to a second area corresponding to
a peripheral vision of the driver, wherein

the first light source and the second light source are configured to be simultaneously turned on to emit light through the
respective first and second optical systems so as to project light forward, and

the first light source has an S/P ratio, which is represented by (S(?)*V?(?))/(S(?)*V(?)) in which S(?) is a spectrum of the
first light source, V?(?) is a relative luminosity factor in scotopic vision, and V(?) is a relative luminosity factor in
photopic vision, lower than an S/P ratio of the second light source.

US Pat. No. 9,175,767

SHIFT CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A shift control device for a continuously variable transmission that has a stepless shift control mode where a gear ratio
is automatically steplessly shifted, and a stepped shift control mode where a gear ratio is automatically shifted in a stepped
manner, in the same way as with a stepped automatic transmission, the shift control device comprising:
a selection operation accepting unit that accepts a driver's selecting operation between the stepless shift control mode and
the stepped shift control mode;

a drive assist device that recognizes an environment outside of a vehicle, and calculates required driving force for the vehicle;
an indicator value acquisition module that acquires an acquired value of an indicator having correlation with an acceleration
request by the driver; and

a shift control module that, when the stepped shift control mode has been selected by the selection operation accepting unit
and the acquired value is greater than a required value of the indicator calculated from a required driving force calculated
by the drive assist device, executes shift control in the stepped shift control mode, and if the acquired value is smaller
than the required value, executes shift control in the stepless shift control mode.

US Pat. No. 9,178,580

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANTENNA MAPPING SELECTION IN MIMO-OFDM WIRELESS NETWORKS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
selecting an antenna mapping from a plurality of currently available antenna mappings, wherein the selected antenna mapping
comprises one or more of a radio frequency chain, an antenna selected from a plurality of antennas including at least one
beamforming antenna, or an antenna beam selected from a plurality of antenna beams associated with the antenna;

estimating a channel associated with the selected antenna mapping based on a received physical layer packet data unit (PPDU);
generating a steering matrix associated with the antenna beam of the selected antenna mapping based on the estimated channel;
and

transmitting a data packet to a second WTRU using the selected antenna mapping and the steering matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,177,072

SOCIAL CACHE

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, in a networking platform system, a data item generated by a posting user of the networking platform system;
determining, by the networking platform system, a popularity score associated with the posting user, wherein determining the
popularity score includes:

computing a friend interest value and a mutual-friend interest value, the friend interest value computed as an average number
of interest indicators, received from multiple users having a social network connection to the posting user in a social network
of the posting user, for past data items of the posting user, the mutual-friend interest value computed as the average number
of interest indicators received from a subgroup of users connected within corresponding social networks of one another in
addition to being connected within the social network of the posting user;

determining an interest probability based on the friend interest value and the mutual-friend interest value; and
computing the popularity score based on the interest probability;
determining, by the networking platform system, a queue location for the data item based on the popularity score, the queue
location being a location in a cache queue of the networking platform system; and

inserting the data item into the cache queue at the determined queue location.

US Pat. No. 9,175,523

ALIGNING INDUCTIVE COUPLERS IN A WELL

Schlumberger Technology C...

14. A method usable with a well, comprising:
after a first completion equipment section is installed in the well, running a second completion equipment section downhole
to engage the first completion equipment section; and

providing a mechanism comprising a snap latch or a no go shoulder, wherein the mechanism limits relative movement between
the first and second completion equipment sections, and wherein the mechanism provides feedback indicative of whether a first
inductive coupler of the first completion equipment is substantially aligned with a second inductive coupler of the second
completion equipment section; and

providing a telescoping joint to limit relative movement between the first and second inductive couplers after the second
completion equipment section engages the first completion equipment section.

US Pat. No. 9,174,541

HALOGEN-FREE EXTRA-HIGH-VOLTAGE CABLE FOR RAILWAY ROLLING STOCK

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A halogen-free extra-high-voltage cable for railway rolling stock, comprising:
a stranded conductor;
an inner semi-conducting layer covering the stranded conductor;
an outer semi-conducting layer provided on an outer periphery of the inner semi-conducting layer via an insulation layer;
and

a sheath layer on an outer periphery of the outer semi-conducting layer, the sheath layer containing 80 to 200 parts by weight
of metal hydroxide and 0.5 to 10 parts by weight of cross-linking agent with respect to 100 parts by weight of olefin-based
polymer containing at least 50 parts by weight ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having
a vinyl acetate content of not less than 40 wt % and less than 50 wt % and a melt flow rate of not more than 2.5 g/10 min
and a resin composition is cross-linked,

wherein the sheath layer comprises mechanical characteristics of tensile strength of not less than 8 MPa and breaking elongation
of not less than 200% in a test in accordance with JIS C 3005, aging resistance of tensile strength retention of not less
than 70% and breaking elongation retention of not less than 60% after heating at 100° C. for 168 hours, oil resistance of
the tensile strength retention of not less than 60% and the breaking elongation retention of not less than 60% after immersing
in IRM 902 oil at 100° C. for 24 hours, low temperature characteristics of the breaking elongation of not less than 100% after
cooling at ?40° C. for 10 minutes, and the breaking elongation of not less than 30% after cooling at ?50° C. for 10 minutes,
and

wherein the cable comprises flame retardancy of char length of not more than 2.5 m in a vertical flame test in accordance
with BS 6853.

US Pat. No. 9,173,878

BRAIN FUNCTION IMPROVING AGENT

Tohoku University, Miyag...

1. A method for use in treatment of cognitive dysfunction selected from the group comprising Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson
disease, Pick's disease, and Huntington's disease, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, phobia, sleep disorder, drug
dependence, autism, Asperger's syndrome, mental deficiency, polyergic disorder, or tic disorder, comprising administering
to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a compound represented by formula (I):

wherein, R1 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, cyano, —C(?O)NR11R12, or —C(?O)OR13;

R2 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, hydroxy, —X1—R14, or —NR15R16;

R3, R4, R5, and R6 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, cyano, nitro, —C(?O)NR17R18, and —C(?O)OR19;

R11 and R12 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl; or

R11 and R12, together with a nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a nitrogen-containing heterocycle, and the nitrogen-containing
heterocycle may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, hydroxy, hydroxyC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkoxyC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, amino C1-6 alkyl, (C1-6 alkylamino)C1-6 alkyl, [di(C1-6 alkyl)amino]C1-6 alkyl, —C(?O)NR22R23, —C(?O)OR24, —(C1-6 alkyl)C(?O)NR22R23, and —(C1-6 alkyl)C(?O)OR24;

R13 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl group may be substituted with one or more substituents selected
from the group consisting of C6-10 aryl, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, —C(?O)NR22R23, and —C(?O)OR24;

X1 is —O—, —S—, —SO—, or —SO2—;

R14 is selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl;

R15 is hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, or —C(?O)—R21, wherein the alkyl group may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of C6-10 aryl, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, —C(?O)NR22R23, and —C(?O)OR24;

R16 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, or 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl group may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from
the group consisting of C6-10 aryl, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, —C(?O)NR22R23, and —C(?O)OR24; or

R15 and R16, together with a nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a nitrogen-containing heterocycle, and the nitrogen-containing
heterocycle may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, hydroxy, hydroxyl C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkoxyC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, aminoC1-6 alkyl, (C1-6 alkylamino)C1-6 alkyl, [di(C1-6 alkyl)amino]C1-6 alkyl, —C(?O)NR22R23, —C(?O)OR24, —(C1-6 alkyl)C(?O)NR22R23, and —(C1-6 alkyl)C(?O)OR24;

R17 and R18 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl; or R17 and R18, together with a nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a nitrogen-containing heterocycle;

R19 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl;

R21 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl group and the alkoxy group may be substituted with one or more substituents
selected from the group consisting of C6-10 aryl, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, —C(?O)NR22R23, and —C(?O)OR24;

R22 and R23 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, or R22 and R23, together with a nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a nitrogen-containing heterocycle group;

R24 is each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,177,827

ETCHANT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING SAME

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. An etchant consisting essentially of, by mass percent based on a total mass of the etchant:
from 1.5 to 5% of hydrogen peroxide;
from 1.5 to 10% of citric acid, malic acid, or a combination thereof;
from 0.01 to 0.15% of at least one organic phosphonic acid; and
water.

US Pat. No. 9,177,702

PTC COMPOSITION AND RESISTIVE DEVICE AND LED ILLUMINATION APPARATUS USING THE SAME

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. An LED illumination apparatus comprising:
a first LED component being sensitive to temperature variation in terms of brightness; and
a PTC device connected to the first LED component in parallel and being adjacent to the first LED component to effectively
sense a temperature of the first LED component, a ratio of a resistance at 80° C. to a resistance at 25° C. of the PTC device
ranging from 103 to 108, wherein the PTC device comprises two conductive layers and a PTC material layer laminated between the two conductive layers,
wherein the PTC material layer comprises:

a crystalline polymer having a melting point less than 90° C. and comprising 5%-30% by weight of the PTC material layer, the
crystalline polymer comprising ethylene or vinyl copolymer, the vinyl copolymer comprising at least one functional group selected
from the group consisting of ester, ether, organic acid, anhydride, imide, amide and mixtures thereof; and

a conductive ceramic filler dispersed in the crystalline polymer, the conductive ceramic filler having a resistivity less
than 500 ??-cm and comprising 70%-95% by weight of the PTC material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,175,951

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING STRUCTURE PARAMETERS OF MICROSTRUCTURES

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:
illuminating a first region of a target with a first beam of coherent radiation using a projection system;
measuring a diffraction intensity pattern arising from the illumination of the first region;
illuminating a second region of the target, offset from and overlapping with the first region, with a second beam of coherent
radiation using the projection system;

measuring a second diffraction intensity pattern arising from the illumination of the second region;
retrieving phase information from the measured first and second diffraction intensity patterns;
modeling the target using an estimated structure parameter to calculate a modeled diffraction intensity pattern;
modeling the target using the estimated structure parameter to calculate modeled phase information; and
determining the structure parameter of the target corresponding to the estimated structure parameter by comparing at least
one of the first and second measured diffraction intensity patterns and the retrieved phase to the calculated modeled diffraction
intensity pattern and the modeled phase information.

US Pat. No. 9,175,647

HOT OIL THERMAL BATTERY

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A fluid temperature conditioner comprising:
a reservoir tank defining an inner chamber including an upper surface and a lower surface;
a pump mounted to an exterior surface of the reservoir tank;
a phase change material within the inner chamber;
a heat transfer medium within the inner chamber;
an outlet line extending between the inner chamber and the pump, the outlet line including an outlet line orifice between
the phase change material and the upper surface;

a heater proximate to the outlet line orifice; and
a return line extending between the inner chamber and the pump, the return line including a return line orifice proximate
to a portion of the phase change material proximate to the lower surface of the inner chamber;

wherein the pump is configured to pump the heat transfer medium to and from a vehicle component to be heated.

US Pat. No. 9,175,116

POLYMERIC WATER REPELLENT MATERIAL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A polymeric water repellent material comprising an acrylamide polymer including at least one repeating unit of Chemical
Formula 1,
wherein the acrylamide polymer has a plurality of pores having a diameter of 2.0 to 10.0 nm, and
wherein the polymeric water repellant material has a contact angle between 90° to 170° when a water drop having a weight of
3 to 20 mg is dropped onto the polymeric water repellent material:


in Chemical Formula 1,
n is an integer of 15 to 1800,
R is hydrogen or methyl,
R? is X,

X is —Z—R?,
Y is an alkylene of C1 to C10,

Z is an arylene of C6 to C20, and

R? is a linear or branched hydrocarbon of C10 to C20, or a linear or branched perfluorohydrocarbon of C10 to C20.

US Pat. No. 9,174,581

DOOR STEP DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A door step device for a vehicle, comprising:
a step panel;
a rack gear part extending from the step panel to be inserted into the vehicle and having a locking groove formed at a side
thereof;

a pinion gear part mounted on the vehicle through a rotating shaft, and gear-meshed with the rack gear part, wherein the pinion
gear part rotates by power from a driving motor;

a tilting operation part including a projection pin projecting at a point spaced a predetermined distance rearward of the
pinion gear part in the vehicle to be locked to the locking groove of the rack gear part to provide a rotating center of the
rack gear part, the tilting operation part further including a solenoid adjusting a projected amount of the projection pin;
and

a control unit which controls the driving motor to draw the rack gear part and controls the solenoid to project the projection
pin into the locking groove of the drawn rack gear part, thus enabling the rack gear part and the step panel to be tilted
about the projection pin toward a ground.

US Pat. No. 9,178,762

CONFIGURING NETWORKS INCLUDING SPANNING TREES

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a device, whether to create a first region based on a first digest;
updating, by the device, a field, of a data structure, associated with a second region to equal the first digest when the
first region is to be created,

the first digest being associated with the second region when the first region is not to be created, and
a second digest being associated with the second region when the first digest is associated with the second region;
generating, by the device, a data unit based on the first digest; and
providing, by the device, the data unit to another device to provide the other device with information regarding a new configuration
of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,178,466

TRANSPORTABLE PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of operating a plurality of photovoltaic devices comprising:
mounting a plurality of photovoltaic devices to a frame containing mounting structures configured to hold said plurality of
photovoltaic devices;

forming an assembly by attaching an end portion of said frame to a sidewall of a base unit having a shape of a hollow box
through one variable-angle mount structure located on top of said sidewall such that a portion of each of said plurality of
photovoltaic devices is embedded within said hollow box when said assembly is in a retracted position, wherein said variable-angle
mount structure is configured to provide a pivot point to rotate said frame around two axes, wherein the pivot point is directly
attached to the top of the sidewall of said hollow box with no intervening structures, and said base unit is configured to
be placed on a horizontal surface without being affixed to said horizontal surface; and

placing said base unit on a horizontal surface without affixing said base unit to said horizontal surface at a location.

US Pat. No. 9,177,812

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LOW RESISTIVITY CONTACTS ON N-TYPE GERMANIUM

IMEC, Leuven (BE)

1. A method comprising:
obtaining a semiconductor substrate comprising a germanium region consisting of germanium doped with n-type dopants at a first
doping level;

forming an epitaxially grown interfacial silicon layer overlying the germanium region, wherein the epitaxially grown interfacial
silicon layer is doped with n-type dopants at a second doping level that is at least 1×1019 cm?3, thereby overcoming Fermi-level pinning and dopant activation limitation in the germanium region, and wherein the epitaxially
grown interfacial silicon layer has a thickness between five monolayers and 50 nm and is at least partially relaxed; and

forming over the epitaxially grown interfacial silicon layer a layer of material having an electrical resistivity smaller
than 1×10?2 ?cm, thereby forming an electrical contact between the germanium region and the layer of material, wherein the electrical
contact has a specific contact resistivity below 10?4 ?cm2.

US Pat. No. 9,177,085

INTEGRATED ASSEMBLAGE OF 3D BUILDING MODELS AND 2D CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

Bentley Systems, Incorpor...

1. A method comprising:
displaying a three-dimensional (3D) model of a building created using computer aided design (CAD) software in a viewer executing
on an electronic device having a touch sensitive display;

providing a plurality of selectable interface nodes visible at respective locations within the 3D model displayed in the viewer,
each interface node linked to one or more corresponding two-dimensional (2D) construction drawings that show a section view,
a plan view, an elevation view or a detail view of the building related to the location of the interface node;

receiving a selection from a user upon a particular interface node within the 3D model via the touch sensitive display;
in response to selection upon the particular interface node, displaying a menu with one or more selectable menu options in
the viewer;

receiving an additional selection from the user upon a particular menu option via the touch sensitive display; and
in response to the selection upon the particular interface node and the additional selection of the particular menu option,
displaying a corresponding 2D construction drawing for the particular interface node in context of the 3D model of the building.

US Pat. No. 9,176,345

SYSTEM FOR DISPLAY IMAGES

INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY(SHENZH...

1. A system for displaying images, including a display panel, having a display area and a peripheral area surrounding the
display area, wherein the display panel comprises:
a first substrate;
a metal layer disposed on the first substrate;
a patterned planarization layer disposed on the first substrate, having at least one opening corresponding to the peripheral
area, wherein a portion of the metal layer is exposed through the opening, and the patterned planarization layer has a sidewall
exposed by the opening;

a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate;
a seal disposed between the first and the second substrates and at the peripheral area, wherein the seal covers the metal
layer through the opening of the patterned planarization layer; and

a passivation layer disposed on the exposed metal layer and covering the sidewall of the patterned planarization layer to
form a passivation sidewall,

wherein the seal contacts with the passivation layer at the peripheral area and contacts with the passivation sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,178,523

CIRCUITRY AND METHODS FOR USE IN MIXED-SIGNALS CIRCUITRY

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A switching circuit, comprising:
a main switch having a control terminal; and
a clock-path portion connected to the control terminal of the main switch to apply a driving clock signal thereto so as to
drive the main switch, wherein:

the circuit is configured to controllably apply a biasing voltage to the clock-path portion so as to bias a voltage level
of the driving clock signal as applied to the control terminal of the main switch;

the circuit is configured to apply the biasing voltage to the clock-path portion by controllably connecting the clock-path
portion to a reference-voltage source;

the circuit comprises an auxiliary switch connected between said clock-path portion and said reference-voltage source;
the auxiliary switch has a control terminal connected to receive an auxiliary signal so as to control when the clock-path
portion is connected to the reference-voltage source;

the main switch and the auxiliary switch are field-effect transistors of opposite channel type;
the auxiliary signal is an auxiliary clock signal; and
the driving and auxiliary clock signals are complementary clock signals, so as to turn on the auxiliary switch and connect
the clock-path portion to the reference-voltage source when the main switch turns on.

US Pat. No. 9,177,707

SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNET AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A superconducting magnet, comprising:
a pair of superconducting coils;
two heat shields surrounding said pair of superconducting coils, respectively;
two vacuum chambers accommodating said two heat shields, respectively, and facing each other with a predetermined space sandwiched
therebetween;

a magnetic shield covering at least a portion of said two vacuum chambers; and
two position adjustment mechanisms supporting said two vacuum chambers, respectively, in a position-adjustable manner,
said two position adjustment mechanisms changing distribution of a static magnetic field formed in said predetermined space
by said pair of superconducting coils, by adjusting relative positional relation between said two vacuum chambers,

said magnetic shield having two through holes as position references for adjustment of positions of said two vacuum chambers
by said two position adjustment mechanisms.

US Pat. No. 9,177,515

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND 3D IMAGING APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHODS THEREOF

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:
a pixel array including a plurality of pixels, the pixels arranged at intersections of a plurality of scan lines and a plurality
of data lines;

a backlight module; and
a driver module, driving the pixel array to display a frame of data by a first frame scan and a second frame scan, and controlling
the backlight module in accordance with the first frame scan and the second frame scan,

wherein:
the driver module performs the first frame scan to drive the scan lines of the pixel array group by group wherein, in each
group, rows of the pixels are written identical row data by the first frame scan;

the driver module performs the second frame scan after the first frame scan, to correct the data of the pixels in the second
frame scan;

the backlight module illuminates the pixel array and illumination on different areas of the pixel array are controlled separately,
wherein the rows of the pixels which have been scanned in the second frame scan are qualified to be illuminated by the backlight
module; and

the driver module performs a first blank scan after the first frame scan and prior to the second frame scan, and performs
a second blank scan consecutively after the second frame scan.

US Pat. No. 9,176,289

PLUGGABLE DATA COMMUNICATION MODULE WITH COMPLIANT PUSH-PULL TAB

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A data communication module, comprising:
module electronics configured to process data communication signals;
a module housing, the module housing having an elongated rectangular shape elongated in a direction of a longitudinal axis
between a first end and a second end, the first end of the module housing having a module port for receiving a signal cable,
the second end of the module housing having electrical contacts, the module electronics providing a processing path for the
data communication signals between the module port and the electrical contacts; and

an elongated tab having an end pivotally mounted to the first end of the module housing with a pin extending through a first
bore in the module housing, the tab having a tab détente element engageable with a housing détente element of the module housing,
the tab détente element being engageable with the housing détente element to hold the elongated tab in an orientation parallel
to the longitudinal axis of the module housing and disengageable in response to an off-axis force to permit the elongated
tab to pivot away from the orientation parallel to the longitudinal axis of the module housing, wherein the pin is configured
to displace from the first bore in response to the elongated tab pivoting away from the orientation parallel to the longitudinal
axis of the module housing.

US Pat. No. 9,175,125

POLYURETHANE THICKENERS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing polyurethanes comprising:
preparing a first mixture comprising: at least one polyetherdiol, at least one alkoxylated alcohol, and a catalyst comprising
at least one potassium carboxylate;

providing at least one diisocyanate to the first mixture to form a reaction mixture; and
reacting the reaction mixture to form the polyurethanes;
wherein the polyurethanes comprise:
I) at least two hydrophilic sections S,
II) at least one hydrophilic section P different from S,
III) at least two terminal hydrophobic sections T,
IV) at least two hydrophobic sections D different from T,
and wherein
a) to each section T is directly attached a section S,
b) to each section S on at least one side is attached at least one section D,
c) to each section P are attached at least two sections D,
wherein preparation of the polyurethanes takes place in the presence of less than 10 ppm of tin, and less than 10 ppm zinc,
and wherein the process is single-stage, and

wherein at least some of the polyurethanes comprise allophanate segments that are formed in situ or isocyanurate segments
that are formed in situ.

US Pat. No. 9,178,569

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS WIRELESS CHARGING, TRACKING AND MONITORING OF EQUIPMENTS

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A system for simultaneous wireless charging, tracking and monitoring of at least one equipment, the system comprising:
a management server, a coordinator and at least one receiver wherein
said management server is communicatively coupled with said coordinator and actuates said coordinator to transmit Ultra High
Frequency (UHF) radio waves;

said coordinator is communicatively coupled with the at least one receiver; and
the at least one receiver is electrically and communicatively coupled with and enclosed inside said at least one equipment,
wherein the at least one receiver receives the UHF radio waves transmitted by said coordinator, and wherein the at least one
receiver further comprises:

a UHF receiver antenna to receive and transmit the UHF radio waves;
a power divider to divide the UHF radio waves and transmit a first part of the UHF radio waves to a wireless charging subsystem
and a second part of the UHF radio waves to a monitoring and tracking subsystem, the wireless charging subsystem further comprising
a wireless charging circuit, a buffer, a controller circuit and a battery pack;

wherein the wireless charging circuit converts the first part of the UHF radio waves to Direct Current (DC) power and transmit
the DC power to the buffer and the controller circuit, and wherein said buffer and said controller circuit transmits the DC
power for charging the battery pack and activates a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag; and

and wherein the monitoring and tracking subsystem comprises a programmable delay unit, the RFID tag and one or more sensors,
wherein the programmable delay unit provides a time delay to the second part of the UHF radio waves and transmits the UHF
radio waves to the RFID tag, and wherein the RFID tag is communicatively coupled with one or more sensors to receive one or
more operational parameters related to said equipment by employing said one or more sensors and transmits the one or more
operational parameters via the UHF receiver antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,177,898

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SYSTEM WITH LOCKING TERMINAL

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method for manufacturing an integrated circuit package system comprising:
forming a first locking terminal having a first terminal base, a first terminal wall around the first terminal base, and a
first terminal rim extending outward completely around the first terminal wall, with the first terminal wall extending upward
from the first terminal base, the first locking terminal having a first terminal recess defined by the first terminal base
and the first terminal wall slanted inward wherein a top opening of the first terminal recess is narrower than a bottom of
the first terminal recess;

forming a second locking terminal having a second terminal base, a second terminal wall, and a second terminal rim, with the
bottom side of the second terminal base co-planar with the bottom side of the first terminal base;

connecting an integrated circuit and the first locking terminal; and
forming a package encapsulation over the integrated circuit and the first locking terminal, the package encapsulation having
a package perimeter completely surrounding the first locking terminal, the bottom side of the first terminal base exposed
from the package encapsulation, and the first terminal rim exposed from the package encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 9,173,420

FEED ADDITIVE COMPOSITION FOR RUMINANTS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A feed additive composition, comprising:
39.5 to 59.5% by weight of at least one protective agent selected from the group consisting of a hardened vegetable oil having
a melting point higher than 50° C. and lower than 90° C. and a hardened animal oil having a melting point higher than 50°
C. and lower than 90° C.;

0.05 to 5% by weight of lecithin;
40% to 60% by weight of at least one of L-lysine and a salt of L-lysine; and
2 to 6% by weight water;
wherein the feed additive composition is a dispersion-type preparation having water repellency on a surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,178,148

RESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY CELL HAVING THREE OR MORE RESISTIVE STATES

Intermolecular, Inc., Sa...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first layer operable as a first electrode;
a second layer operable as a second electrode; and
a third layer disposed between the first layer and the second layer,
wherein the third layer is operable to switch between a first resistive state corresponding to a first resistance and a second
resistive state corresponding to a second resistance different from the first resistance,

wherein the third layer comprises a first sub-layer, a second sub-layer, and a third sub-layer,
wherein the second sub-layer is disposed between the first sub-layer and the third sub-layer,
wherein the first sub-layer comprises titanium oxide and has a thickness of about 8 Angstroms,
wherein the second sub-layer comprises hafnium oxide and has a thickness of about 50 Angstroms, and
wherein the third sub-layer comprises silicon oxide and has a thickness of about 20 Angstroms.

US Pat. No. 9,177,711

HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE OF TRANSFORMER

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A heat dissipation structure of a transformer, comprising:
a hollow shaped bobbin wound with a primary coil and a secondary coil;
a core surrounding an inside and an outside of the bobbin by combining a pair of upper cores with a pair of lower cores so
that the bobbin is covered by and disposed inside the pair of upper cores and the pair of lower cores; and

a heat dissipating plate disposed between the pair of upper cores and the pair of lower cores,
wherein the pair of upper cores include an upper body portion disposed at a center of the bobbin, and a pair of upper wing
portions connected to the upper body portion and surrounding the outside of the bobbin, and

the pair of lower cores include a lower body portion disposed at a center of the bobbin, and a pair of lower wing portions
connected to the lower body portion and surrounding the outside of the bobbin.