US Pat. No. 9,181,131

REDISPERSIBLE POWDER COMPOSITION FOR DRY MORTAR FORMULATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition for modifying a dry mortar formulation, the composition comprising as distinct particulate compounds a water-redispersible
polymer powder and a (meth)acrylic acid polymer, wherein the (meth)acrylic acid polymer comprises in polymerized form:
(a) one or more (meth)acrylic acid monomers selected from acrylic acid and methacrylic acid;
(b) one or more ethylenically unsaturated polyalkylene oxide monomers according to formula (I):
R1—Y—(R2—O)x—R3
wherein R1 is vinyl, allyl, acryloyl, or methacryloyl;

Y is O, S, PH or NH;
R2 is C2 to C4 alkylene that can be linear or branched, wherein each R2 can be the same or different within one molecule of R1—Y—(R2—O)x—R3;

X is an integer from 100 to 300; and
R3 is H, an aliphatic, aromatic or aliphatic-aromatic hydrocarbon radical; and

(c) from 0 to 60% by weight, based on the total weight of monomers of one or more ethylenically unsaturated comonomers different
from monomers (a) and (b).

US Pat. No. 9,183,983

MODULAR EQUIPMENT CENTER INTEGRATED TRUSS SENSORS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for powering a line replaceable unit (LRU) without exposed electrical connectors, the system comprising:
a truss assembly comprising a plurality of transfer layers;
a primary coil of an inductive power coupling system within one or more of the transfer layers of the truss assembly; and
a secondary coil of the inductive power coupling system within the LRU, wherein the primary coil induces a current in the
secondary coil when the secondary coil within the LRU is in proximity of the primary coil within the truss assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,184,066

CHIP ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A CHIP ARRANGEMENT

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A chip arrangement comprising:
a carrier having a first carrier side and a second carrier side, wherein the first carrier side is opposite the second carrier
side;

a chip at least partially surrounded by a first encapsulation material, wherein a contact pad of the chip is disposed over
and electrically contacted to the first carrier side of the carrier, wherein the first encapsulation material is formed over
the first carrier side and the second carrier side, wherein the first encapsulation material forms the sidewalls of at least
one cavity on the second carrier side; and

a second encapsulation material formed at least partially over at least one of the first encapsulation material and the carrier,
wherein the second encapsulation material is formed in the cavity over the second carrier side, and wherein the first and
second encapsulation materials comprise different materials.

US Pat. No. 9,183,877

DATA STORAGE DEVICE COMPRISING TWO-DIMENSIONAL DATA DEPENDENT NOISE WHITENING FILTERS FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL RECORDING

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage device comprising:
a disk comprising a plurality of data tracks;
a head actuated over the disk, wherein the head comprises a first read element and a second read element; and
control circuitry operable to:
position the first read element over a first data track k?1 and position the second read element over a second data track
k;

sample a first read signal from the first read element to generate first signal samples;
sample a second read signal from the second read element to generate second signal samples;
a first two-dimensional (2D) equalizer configured to perform 2D equalization of the first signal samples and the second signal
samples to generate first 2D equalized samples;

a second 2D equalizer configured to perform 2D equalization of the first signal samples and the second signal samples to generate
second 2D equalized samples;

a first 2D data dependent noise whitening (DDNW) filter configured to perform 2D DDNW of the first and second 2D equalized
samples to generate first 2D noise whitened samples;

a second 2D DDNW filter configured to perform 2D DDNW of the first and second 2D equalized samples to generate second 2D noise
whitened samples; and

a 2D sequence detector configured to detect a first data sequence recorded in the first data track from the first and second
2D noise whitened samples and to detect a second data sequence recorded in the second data track from the first and second
2D noise whitened samples.

US Pat. No. 9,182,994

LAYERING OF BUSINESS OBJECT MODELS VIA EXTENSION TECHNIQUES

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed
by at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising:
defining, for a first business object existing in a first layer of a software architecture and having an association with
a second business object existing in a second layer of the software architecture, an extension node in the second layer, the
extension node comprising a business object model that extends a core business object model of the first business object and
delta information reflecting the association of the first business object with the second business object, the extension node
being located in a package and software component of the second layer to allow transport of the extension node separately
from the first layer;

altering the association of the second business object from the first business object to the extension node;
adding a tenant-specific extension to the first business object as part of the extension node in the second layer;
reading, at runtime from a metadata repository, metadata defining one or more nodes of the first business object and the extension
node;

constructing, at runtime in a run time business object load, a run time version of the first business object based on the
metadata, the run time version of the first business object comprising the one or more nodes of the first business object
and the extension node, wherein the run time version of the first business object contains the tenant-specific extension and
appears to a user as though the tenant-specific extension were defined as part of a core business object model of the first
business object provided as part of a core software platform on the business software architecture.

US Pat. No. 9,180,105

CDC7 KINASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Sloan-Kettering Institute...

1. A method for treating cancer in a human subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the human subject a therapeutically
effective amount of a compound of the Formula (II):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein the cancer is lung cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, or melanoma.

US Pat. No. 9,183,247

SELECTION AND DELIVERY OF INVITATIONAL CONTENT BASED ON PREDICTION OF USER INTEREST

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
identifying, via a processor, events completed via a device associated with a user;
based on the events, identifying, via the processor, a sequence of events completed by the device;
comparing, via the processor, the sequence of events completed at the device with predefined sequences of events which result
in respective conversion actions to identify partial sequences of events from the predefined sequences of events corresponding
to at least a portion of the sequence of events completed at the device;

computing, via the processor, scores for the partial sequences of events, each of the scores indicating a proximity of a respective
one of the partial sequences of events to a completion of a conversion action from the respective conversion actions; and

selecting, via the processor, invitational content to deliver to the device based on a highest score from the scores for the
partial sequences of events.

US Pat. No. 9,179,978

ORGANIZER FOR SURGICAL TOOLS AND ITEMS USED DURING SURGERY

Lawrence M. Richman, Los...

1. An organizer for holding surgical instruments comprising:
a tray having an upper surface;
a plurality of indentations in the tray forming instrument wells having a shape corresponding to the outer shape of surgical
instruments;

each instrument well configured to have a depth corresponding to the height of a stack of a predetermined number of such instruments,
at least one instrument well being deeper than at least one other instrument well;

wherein the depth of each instrument well holds a predetermined number of a particular tool, the organizer further comprising
at least one first locking bar at the upper surface of the tray and mounted for movement between a first position covering
a portion of a first instrument well to a second position uncovering the first instrument well, the first instrument well
having at least one shoulder extending away from the first instrument well, the shoulder being positioned a distance below
the upper surface of the tray such that the first locking bar is aligned with the upper surface when the first instrument
well contains the predetermined number of a particular tool, the first locking bar being out of alignment with the upper surface
when the first instrument well contains fewer or more than the predetermined number of a particular tool; and

wherein the first locking bar is pivotably mounted on a pin, the first locking bar having a short section extending from the
pin and a longer section opposite the short section, the pin acting as a fulcrum and projecting the short section of the first
locking bar above the pin when the first locking bar is returned to first position and its corresponding instrument well contains
fewer than the predetermined number of a particular tool.

US Pat. No. 9,180,969

AIRCRAFT SEAT ASSEMBLY FOR AIRCRAFT PASSENGERS HAVING RESTRICTED MOBILITY

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method of transferring a passenger in a wheelchair to a seating area of an aircraft, comprising:
moving a wheelchair sub-frame having subframe rail elements and a seat having seat rail elements slidingly engageable with
the wheelchair sub-frame rail elements along an aisle in a longitudinal direction of the aircraft;

moving the wheelchair sub-frame and seat within a space provided in front of a seating row in a direction perpendicular to
the longitudinal direction, the seating row comprising a seat base assembly adapted to receive the seat of the wheelchair
sub-frame wherein the seat faces in the longitudinal direction in a forward direction of the aircraft while moving within
said space by rolling the wheelchair sub-frame and seat on wheels of the wheelchair sub-frame laterally;

moving the wheelchair sub-frame and seat within said space past a seat of the seating row comprising the seat base assembly,
provided adjacent to the aisle until the wheelchair sub-frame and seat are positioned in front of the seat base assembly provided
to the row;

sliding the seat in a backward direction opposite the flight direction of the aircraft such that seat base rail elements provided
to the seat base assembly are engaged with the seat rail elements of the seat, wherein the subframe rail elements of the wheelchair
subframe and the seat base rail elements of the seat base assembly extend above the floor of the aircraft at substantially
the same height such that the seat remains substantially at the same height above the floor prior to and after sliding the
seat from the wheelchair sub-frame to sliding engagement with the seat base assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,182,027

CHAINRING

SRAM, LLC, Chicago, IL (...

1. A bicycle chainring for engagement with a drive chain, comprising:
a plurality of teeth formed about a periphery of the chainring, the plurality of teeth including a first group of teeth and
a second group of teeth, each of the first group of teeth wider than each of the second group of teeth and at least some of
the second group of teeth arranged alternatingly and adjacently between the first group of teeth, wherein each of the plurality
of teeth includes a tooth tip;

wherein a plane bisects the chainring into an outboard side and an inboard side opposite the outboard side; and
wherein at least the majority of the tooth tip of at least one of each of the first and second groups of teeth is offset from
the plane in a direction toward the outboard side of the chainring.

US Pat. No. 9,181,676

MACHINE FOOT CONTROL OPERATIONAL PATTERN AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A foot control pattern for operably controlling an electrohydraulic machine, the machine having a cab, ground engaging
mechanisms, a boom, and a bucket, comprising:
a machine controller having a plurality of inputs;
a first foot control electrically coupled to a first of the plurality of inputs, where the first foot control is adapted to
control the boom

a second foot control electrically coupled to a second of the plurality of inputs, where the second foot control is adapted
to control the bucket;

a first hand control electrically coupled to a third of the plurality of inputs, where the first hand control is adapted to
propel and steer the machine and where movement of the first hand control corresponds to propel or rotational movement of
the machine; and

a second hand control electrically coupled to a fourth of the plurality of inputs, where the second hand control is operably
disabled for propel, steer, boom, and bucket control.

US Pat. No. 9,183,834

SPEECH RECOGNITION TUNING TOOL

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
accessing a voice mail record of a user within a voice mail system;
accessing a recorded audio file of a name of the user in the voice mail record spoken by the user;
providing the audio file to a speech recognition system that is operable with an automated attendant;
processing the audio file in the speech recognition system and obtaining a text result;
determining whether a confidence score of the text result is below a predetermined threshold;
adding, at least, the name of the user to a list of low confidence names when the confidence score is below the predetermined
threshold;

when the name of the user is listed in the list of low confidence names, storing a plurality of actual alternate spellings
for the name of the user, wherein the plurality of actual alternate spellings are accessible to the speech recognition system
and are received via a user interface configured to be presented to an administrator of the automated attendant;

receiving a voice call at the automated attendant including receiving a voice command comprising a spoken name of the user;
and

processing the spoken name of the user including comparing a spelled name result generated by the speech recognition system
to the plurality of actual alternate spellings previously stored to identify the user.

US Pat. No. 9,184,978

OPERATING AND SUPPORTING DUAL MODE USER EQUIPMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for handling an incoming call to a user equipment by a control node of a cellular telecommunication access network,
said method comprising the following steps:
receiving in the control node an indication of an incoming call to the user equipment, wherein the user equipment is connected
to the cellular telecommunication access network,

receiving in the control node an indication communicated wirelessly by the user equipment to the cellular telecommunication
access network, wherein the indication indicates that the user equipment is connected by a further access network to a device
operating according to a session initiation protocol, and wherein the cellular telecommunication access network rather than
the further access network initially receives the indication of the incoming call to the user equipment,

initiating in the control node the linking in on a route towards the device operating according to a session initiation protocol,
of a device that transforms messages sent according to a call control signaling protocol used in the cellular telecommunications
access network into messages according to the session initiation protocol,

initiating in the control node the linking in on a route towards the device operating according to a session initiation protocol,
of a device that transforms user plane transmitted according to a protocol used in the cellular telecommunications access
network into user plane transmitted according to an internet protocol and vice versa; and

wherein the control node by performing the first initiating step and the second initiating step provides the incoming call
to the user equipment using the device operating according to the session initiation protocol rather than using a wireless
radio connection.

US Pat. No. 9,180,269

BREATHING MASK AND METHODS THEREOF

11. A method of administering CPAP treatment to a patient comprising:
supplying a continuous stream of pressurized air from an air source to the patient utilizing a breathing mask;the breathing mask comprising:
an overhead gear assembly comprising an overhead receptor and a hose attachment connected to the overhead receptor;a patient interface; and
a pillow surrounding at least a portion of the overhead receptor, the pillow comprising two side sections for supporting two
opposing sides of a user's head, each of the side sections comprising an internal groove for accepting a tubing, the internal
groove embedded in each of the side sections along the entire length of the side sections, the side sections having an outer
surface and an inner surface, wherein the outer surface of the side sections is substantially flat and parallel to the inner
surface;

wherein the hose attachment is positioned outside of a line of sight of the patient when the breathing mask is utilized by
the patient;

wherein the breathing mask comprises no structural elements that would contact a forehead of a patient when in use; and
wherein the overhead receptor is adapted to be positioned in substantially the center of a top portion of the patient's head.

US Pat. No. 9,181,900

FULLY ADVANCED SUPERCONDUCTING SEGMENTED TURBO-ELECTRIC ROTORMACHINE (FASSTER)

Sonic Blue Aerospace, Inc...

2. A superconducting generator turbine apparatus comprising:
(A) a generally cylindrical frame having an interior surface, a center and containing a fully segmented electric compressor,
(B) a plurality of counter rotating bypass fans,
(C) a turbine disposed within the cylindrical frame and configured to generate electrical power, the turbine comprising:
i) at least one arcuate blade array movably coupled relative to the interior surface of the generally cylindrical frame, and
ii) a plurality of induction coils disposed about a perimeter of the generally cylindrical frame, and
(D) an annular ion-plasma combustor configured to generate plasma exhaust comprising ionized molecules of a first polarity,
wherein a hollow-core shaftless bypass air flow tunnel is disposed at the center of the generally cylindrical frame and extends
from the plurality of counter rotating bypass fans through the turbine, the fully segmented electric compressor the combustor
and an exhaust nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,184,235

PRODUCTION OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING AT LEAST ONE COLUMN-SHAPED OR WALL-SHAPED SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

Forschungsverbund Berlin ...

1. Method to produce a light emitting component, in which at least one column or wall-shaped semiconductor element is created
on a substrate, which extends in a main direction, wherein, said method comprising the steps of:
creating at least two quantum well sections of a first crystal type and between these a barrier section of a second crystal
type arranged along the main direction in an active region of the light emitting component, each of the quantum well and barrier
sections having defined heights (h1, h2), respectively, wherein the first and second crystal types have different lattice constants,

forming each of the quantum well sections of the first crystal type with a lattice strain, which depends on the lattice constant
in the barrier section of the second crystal type, and

selectively adjusting at least one of optical and electrical properties of the light emitting component, wherein at least
one of the height (h2) of the barrier section of the second crystal type and a lateral thickness (D) of the active region perpendicular to the
main direction is provided, such that the lattice strain in one of the quantum well sections of the first crystal type additionally
depends on the lattice constant in the other quantum well section of the first crystal type.

US Pat. No. 9,184,482

DUAL-CIRCULAR POLARIZED ANTENNA SYSTEM

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a linear array of dual-polarized ports;
a septum layer comprising a plurality of septum polarizers dividing the linear array of dual-polarized ports into first divided
ports and second divided ports, the first divided ports associated with a first polarization and the second divided ports
associated with a second polarization;

a first combiner/divider layer on a first side of the septum layer, the first combiner/divider layer comprising a first set
of waveguides coupled between the first divided ports and a first network of combiner/dividers; and

a second combiner/divider layer on a second side of the septum layer, the second combiner/divider layer comprising a second
set of waveguides coupled between the second divided ports and a second network of combiner/dividers.

US Pat. No. 9,185,254

PRINTER AND PRINTING METHOD

Roland DG Corporation, S...

1. A flatbed type printer for performing printing based on print data, the printer comprising:
a table including an upper surface on or over which a print medium including a flat print surface is to be placed, and that
is movable at least in a Z-axis direction of an XYZ rectangular coordinate system which includes a Y-axis direction and the
Z-axis direction;

a print head disposed above the table and movable at least in an X-axis direction of the XYZ rectangular coordinate system
which includes the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction;

a projecting unit configured to project a Gray code pattern on the table;
an image taking unit configured to take an image of the Gray code pattern projected on the table by the projecting unit;
a generating unit configured to generate a first spatial code image based on the image of the Gray code pattern taken by the
image taking unit while the Gray code pattern is projected from the projecting unit, with the print medium not placed on or
over the table whose upper surface is located at a given position in the Z-axis direction, and configured to generate a second
spatial code image based on the image of the Gray code pattern taken by the image taking unit while the Gray code pattern
is projected from the projecting unit, with the print medium placed on or over the table so that the print surface of the
print medium is located at the given position;

an image generating unit configured to generate an image of the print surface of the print medium by determining a difference
between the first and second spatial code images;

a normalizing unit configured to change an orientation of the print surface to a given orientation in the image of the print
surface of the print medium; and

a converting unit configured to convert print data edited on the print surface that has been changed by the normalizing unit,
into data printable on the print surface before being changed by the normalizing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,181,822

VARIABLY OPERATED VALVE SYSTEM FOR MULTI-CYLINDER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VARIABLY OPERATED VALVE SYSTEM

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A variably operated valve system for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine having
a plurality of cylinders, comprising:
a pair of intake valves and a pair of or a single exhaust valve disposed for each of the cylinders;
a first valve stop mechanism configured to switch between a valve operation state in which one of the pair of intake valves
from among the pair of intake valves of a part of the cylinders is operated to be open or closed and a valve stopped state
in which a valve open-or-closure operation of the one of the pair of intake valves is stopped; and

a second valve stop mechanism configured to switch between a valve operation state in which the other of the pair of intake
valves from among the pair of intake valves of the part of the cylinders is operated to be open or closed and the valve stopped
state in which the valve open-or-closure operation is stopped,

wherein the first valve stop mechanism is configured to be in the valve operation state when a switching energy is supplied
and to be in the valve stopped state when a supply of the switching energy is stopped and the second valve stop mechanism
is configured to be in the valve stopped state when the switching energy is supplied and to be in the valve operation state
when the supply of the switching energy is stopped,

wherein, during a start of the engine, the supply of the switching energy to the first valve stop mechanism and the second
valve stop mechanism is stopped.

US Pat. No. 9,181,169

PROCESS FOR HETEROGENEOUSLY CATALYZED GAS PHASE PARTIAL OXIDATION OF (METH)ACROLEIN TO (METH)ACRYLIC ACID

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process, comprising heterogeneously catalyzing a partial oxidation of (meth)acrolein to (meth)acrylic acid in the gas
phase over a catalytically active multimetal oxide composition of formula (I):
Mo12VaX1bX2cX3dX4eX5fX6gOn  (I),

wherein:
X1 represents W, Nb, Ta, Cr, Ce, or a mixture thereof;

X2 represents Cu, Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Zn, or a mixture thereof;

X3 represents Sb, Te, Bi, or a mixture thereof;

X4 represents H, one or more alkali metals, or a mixture thereof;

X5 represents one or more alkaline earth metals;

X6 represents Si, Al, Ti, Zr, or a mixture thereof;

a represents 1 to 6;
b represents 0.2 to 8;
c represents 0 to 18;
d represents 0 to 40;
e represents 0 to 4;
f represents 0 to 4;
g represents 0 to 40;
n represents a number determined by the valency and frequency of the elements in the formula (I) other than oxygen;
at least 50 mol% of a total molar amount of elements X1 present in the multimetal oxide composition of formula (I) is the element W;

the multimetal oxide composition of formula (I) is prepared by hydrothermally treating a mixture of sources of elemental constituents
in the presence of water in a pressure vessel, such that a newly forming solid is removed as a precursor composition which
is converted to the catalytically active multimetal oxide composition of formula (I) by thermal treatment; and

an aqueous mixture subjected to the hydrothermally treating at 25° C. and 103.1 kPa has a pH of ?1 and ?3.

US Pat. No. 9,183,166

EXPANDABLE ASYMMETRIC-CHANNEL MEMORY SYSTEM

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. An integrated circuit device for use in a memory system comprising memory sockets, the integrated circuit device comprising:
an internal data path formed by a first number of internal signaling links that convey data to be output from the integrated
circuit device;

a signaling interface having a second number of interface nodes to be coupled to the memory sockets via respective external
signaling links, the second number being greater than the first number; and

switch circuitry to switchably couple the internal data path to one of a plurality of different subsets of the interface nodes
in accordance with occupancy of the memory sockets, each of the different subsets of the interface nodes being constituted
by the same number of the interface nodes as the others of the different subsets of the interface nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,181,910

CONTROL VALVE, IN PARTICULAR FOR METERING IN A FLUID FOR A DELIVERY PUMP WHICH IS ARRANGED DOWNSTREAM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A control valve, in particular for metering a fluid for a delivery pump arranged downstream, having a housing, a flow channel
defined by the housing, an axially movable valve needle, and a valve element that can be urged in an opening direction by
the valve needle and is disposed in the flow channel, and when the valve element is actuated in the opening direction by the
valve needle, the flow channel can at least temporarily experience a backflow of the fluid through it counter to the opening
direction,
wherein a fluidically active shield is positioned to keep the backflow at least partly away from a face of the valve element,
a fuel-filled fluid chamber being defined radially within the shield, the chamber being in fluid communication with the flow
channel through a connector channel, and

wherein the flow channel gradually narrows in cross-section in the backflow direction to a throttle restriction positioned
at the connector channel between the flow channel and the fuel-filled fluid chamber within the shield.

US Pat. No. 9,185,669

SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for downlink synchronization by a base station having a distributed antenna system that includes base station
antennas that are distributed at various positions within a cell, the method comprising:
determining, by the base station, a transmission offset based on a transmission point of the distributed antenna system from
which a downlink synchronization signal is to be transmitted by the base station, the transmission offset being a time and
frequency offset that is determined based on antenna port 0 of a macro evolved-NodeB (eNB), the transmission point being selected
from the group consisting of the macro eNB and at least two RRHs (Remote Radio Heads) of the distributed antenna system, the
transmission offset for individual RRHs of the at least two RRHs being different from each other so as to avoid interference
between the at least two RRHs;

allocating, by the base station, the downlink synchronization signal to a Physical Broadcasting Channel (PBCH) of the distributed
antenna system based on the determined transmission offset; and

transmitting, by the base station via the PBCH of the distributed antenna system, the downlink synchronization signal to a
user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,181,026

CONTAINMENT BERM WITH INTERNAL “L” BRACES

Custom Chemical Solutions...

1. A containment berm comprising:
(a) a containment material that is durable, flexible and chemically resistant, the containment material configured to provide
at least a floor and four walls of the berm, wherein each wall has an inside surface;

(b) a plurality of brackets positioned on the floor and adjacent to the inside surface of each of the four walls, each bracket
comprising a vertical member, a connecting member, and a horizontal member, wherein a first end of the vertical member is
pivotally connected to a first end of the horizontal member at a first pivot point, wherein a first end of the connecting
member is pivotally connected to the horizontal member at a second pivot point between the first end of the horizontal member
and a second end of the horizontal member; and

(c) a top rail, wherein the top rail extends around a top perimeter of the four walls of the berm;
wherein each bracket comprises a clamp portion that is situated on a second end of the vertical member, the containment material
forms a hem along the top perimeter of the berm, the top rail extends through the hem, and the clamp portion clamps onto the
top rail at a cut-out in the hem;

wherein the clamp portion comprises;
a stationary bracket that is concave in shape and pivotally connected at a bottom end of the stationary bracket to a pivoting
bracket that is concave in shape and that has a recess;

a bolt with a pivoting end that is pivotally connected to a top end of the stationary bracket; and
a wing nut;
wherein to close the clamp portion, a top end of the pivoting bracket is pivoted toward the top end of the stationary bracket,
the bolt is inserted into the recess in the pivoting bracket, and the wing nut is tightened on the bolt; and

wherein both the stationary bracket and the pivoting bracket are concave in shape so that the top rail fits inside of the
clamp portion when it is in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,184,829

FLEXIBLE CAPACITY SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, C...

1. A hub-spoke, bent-pipe satellite communications system comprising:
a plurality of terminals;
a plurality of gateways configured to communicate with the plurality of terminals;
a controller configured to specify data for controlling satellite operations in accordance with a frame definition, the frame
definition comprising a plurality of timeslots for a frame and defining an allocation of capacity between forward traffic,
from at least one gateway to a plurality of terminals, and return traffic, from a plurality of terminals to at least one gateway;
and

a satellite comprising:
at least one low noise amplifier (LNA) configured to amplify uplink beam signals;
at least one high power amplifier (HPA) configured to amplify downlink beam signals; and
a plurality of pathways, each selectively configurable as a forward pathway or a return pathway,
wherein the data for controlling the satellite operations specified by the controller allocates capacity of the satellite
between forward traffic and return traffic in each of the plurality of timeslots by:

configuring a first portion of the pathways as forward pathways by coupling a first side of each of the first portion of the
pathways to an output of the at least one LNA and coupling a second side of each of the first portion of the pathways to an
input of the at least one HPA; and

configuring a second portion of the pathways as return pathways by coupling a second side of each of the second portion of
the pathways to an output of the at least one LNA and coupling a first side of each of the second portion of the pathways
to an input of the at least one HPA.

US Pat. No. 9,184,502

ANTENNA INTEGRATED INTO A TOUCH SENSOR OF A TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A mobile computing device, comprising:
a casing;
a radio frequency transmitter disposed inside the casing;
a radio frequency receiver disposed inside the casing;
a touch-screen display disposed inside the casing and comprising:
a display screen;
a touch sensor disposed adjacent the display screen and comprising:
a first and second layer, wherein the first and second layers comprise a metalized border area at least partially bordering
a transparent conductive layer, the metalized border area forming electrodes for detecting a location of a touch on the touch
screen display, the first layer disposed above the second layer such that the metalized border area of the first layer faces
the metalized border area of the second layer; and

a far-field antenna, formed from first and second portions of the metalized border area from the first and second layers respectively,
wherein the far-field antenna is operatively coupled with the radio frequency transmitter and the radio frequency receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,182,022

BALL SCREW ACTUATOR INCLUDING A STOP WITH AN INTEGRAL GUIDE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An actuator, comprising:
a housing assembly;
a ball nut rotationally mounted in the housing assembly, the ball nut adapted to receive an input torque and configured, upon
receipt thereof, to rotate and supply a drive force;

a ball screw mounted within the housing assembly and extending through the ball nut, the ball screw having a first end and
a second end, and coupled to receive the drive force from the ball nut, the ball screw configured, upon receipt of the drive
force, to selectively translate between a stow position and a deploy position; and

a ball screw stop mounted on the ball screw to translate therewith, the ball screw stop (i) selectively engaging the housing
assembly while the ball screw is translating between the stow position and deploy position and (ii) engaging the ball nut
when the ball screw is in the deploy position,

wherein the ball screw stop comprises:
a stop structure mounted directly on the ball screw, the stop structure having a first end, a second end, and an outer surface;
a guide structure mounted directly on and surrounding at least a portion of the outer surface of the stop structure, and
a fastener extending through the stop structure, the guide structure, and the ball screw.

US Pat. No. 9,180,617

PLASTIC PRODUCT MANUFACTURING METHOD AND ALL-ELECTRIC INJECTION-MOLDING MACHINE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A plastic product manufacturing method comprising:
(a) providing a cloud server, wherein the cloud server comprises a storage module and an operation module, the storage module
stores a machine number and machine parameters related to an all-electric injection-molding machine, and the all-electric
injection-molding machine includes a controller;

(b) downloading the machine parameters from the storage module to the operation module according to the machine number;
(c) executing mold flow analysis software by the operation module to generate a set of model data and optimal injection conditions
related to a mold according to the machine parameters;

(d) setting a mold number and a password to the set of model data and the optimal injection conditions and then storing the
mold number and the password in the storage module after packaging by the operation module;

(e) connecting to the cloud server using the machine number, the mold number, and the password by the controller after receiving
a production requirement;

(f) downloading the optimal injection conditions to the controller after the cloud server confirms the machine number, the
mold number, and the password; and

(g) driving the all-electric injection-molding machine by the controller according to the optimal injection conditions, so
as to injection mold a plastic substance into a plastic product.

US Pat. No. 9,184,095

CONTACT BARS WITH REDUCED FRINGING CAPACITANCE IN A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a metal-containing electrode material layer so as to line sidewall and bottom surfaces of a gate opening formed in
a gate electrode structure of a transistor of a semiconductor device;

after forming said metal-containing electrode material layer, forming a contact opening so as to expose a contact area of
at least one of a drain region and a source region of said transistor and a sidewall surface of a sidewall spacer positioned
adjacent to said gate electrode structure, wherein forming said contact opening comprises selectively removing a portion of
a first interlayer dielectric material with respect to at least said sidewall surface of said sidewall spacer, said contact
opening being self-aligned with respect to at least said sidewall surface of said sidewall spacer;

completely filling said contact opening and said gate opening with a contact metal during a same material deposition step,
wherein said contact metal completely filling said contact opening and said gate opening is deposited on and in direct contact
with said exposed contact area and said exposed sidewall surface of said sidewall spacer;

removing excess material of said conductive material so as to form at least one contact bar, wherein said contact bar is self-aligned
with respect to said sidewall spacer element; and

forming a second interlayer dielectric material above said first interlayer dielectric material and said contact bar.

US Pat. No. 9,180,852

ELECTRIC BOOSTER

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An electric booster configured to control an electric motor by a controller based on an operation of a brake pedal of a
vehicle to thrust a piston of a master cylinder, the electric booster comprising:
the electric motor;
a conversion mechanism configured to convert a driving force of the electric motor into a thrust force of the piston;
the controller; and
a housing having one end including a coupling surface where the housing is coupled to the master cylinder, and the other end
including an attachment surface where the housing is attached to the vehicle,

wherein the controller includes a flat plate-like control board, and the control board is disposed so as to be positioned
between a first plane including the attachment surface of the housing where the housing is attached to the vehicle, and a
second plane including the coupling surface of the housing where the housing is coupled to the master cylinder, and

wherein the control board is disposed in parallel with the first plane or the second plane.

US Pat. No. 9,185,805

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit substrate on which a first electronic component having a bump is to be mounted, the
circuit substrate including a terminal to which the bump of the first electronic component is to be electrically connected,
the method comprising the steps of:
forming a mask layer on a portion of a main surface of a first sheet;
forming a through-hole in the mask layer;
filling the through-hole with a conductive material;
stacking a plurality of second sheets and the first sheet having the mask layer such that the mask layer defines an uppermost
layer, and compressing the stack to embed the mask layer in the first sheet; and

removing the mask layer from the stack of the first sheet and the second sheets.

US Pat. No. 9,182,584

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING STARE-TIME BY A POINTING SYSTEM

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for evaluating performance of a pointing system mounted on a platform comprising:
specifying a time period for evaluation;
simulating movement of selected celestial bodies during the time period with a processor;
simulating movement of the platform on a non-orbiting path during the time period with the processor;
simulating pointing the pointing system in each celestial direction during the time period with the processor;
calculating stare-time in each celestial direction uninterrupted by the selected celestial bodies and the platform during
the time period with the processor; and

controlling pointing of the pointing system with a control device based on the stare-time calculated with the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,180,841

DISK BRAKE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A disk brake comprising:
a mount member configured to be attached to a non-rotational portion of a vehicle over a disk, the mount member including
a pair of pin insertion portions extending in a disk axial direction of the disk;

a caliper supported by the mount member via slide pins so as to be slidably movable in the disk axial direction, the slide
pins being fitted in the pair of pin insertion portions of the mount member; and

at least a pair of frictional pads positioned at respective surface sides of the disk and attached so as to be movable relative
to the mount member in the disk axial direction, the at least pair of frictional pads being configured to be pressed against
the respective surfaces of the disk by the caliper,

the mount member including:
an inner-side torque receiving portion configured to receive a braking torque of the inner-side frictional pad, which is one
of the pair of frictional pads at an inner side corresponding to a non-rotational portion side of the vehicle;

an outer-side torque receiving portion configured to receive a braking torque of the outer-side frictional pad, which is the
other of the pair of frictional pads at an outer side corresponding to an opposite side of the disk from the inner side; and

a connection portion arranged to connect the outer-side torque receiving portion and the inner-side torque receiving portion,
wherein the pin insertion portions are provided so as to outwardly protrude from an outer surface of the connection portion
in a disk radial direction of the disk, wherein each of the pair of pin insertion portions includes a pin insertion hole and
each of the pin insertion holes has a bottom of the pin insertion hole, which is internally formed as a bottomed hole,

wherein the bottom of each of the pin insertion holes is positioned closer to the inner-side torque receiving portion than
the outer-side torque receiving portion is to the inner-side torque receiving portion, and

wherein each of the pin insertion portions is disposed on the mount member such that a line connecting the axes of the pin
insertion portions is located outwardly of the periphery of the disk in the radial direction of the disk.

US Pat. No. 9,180,487

FLEXIBLE COATING COMPOSITES HAVING PRIMARILY MINERAL COMPOSITION

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for producing a flexible mineral construction material, the process comprising:
(1) applying a composition on at least one side of a substrate, said composition comprising an inorganic compound comprising:
at least one metal, semimetal, or both, selected from the group consisting of Sc, Y, Ti, Zr, Nb, V, Cr, Mo, W, Mn, Fe, Co,
B, Al, In, Tl, Si, Ge, Sn, Zn, Pb, Sb, Bi, and a mixture thereof; and

at least one element selected from the group consisting of Te, Se, S, O, Sb, As, P, N, C, Ga, and a mixture thereof,and drying said composition; and then
(2) applying a first coating on at least one side of the substrate, said first coating comprising:
a first mixture of silanes comprising a silicon alcoholate and silanes of the formula (Z1)Si(OR)3, wherein:

Z1 represents R, 3-glycidyloxypropyl, 3-aminopropyl, N-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl, or a mixture thereof; and

R independently represents an identical or different alkyl or alicyclic group comprising from 1 to 18 carbon atoms,and wherein at least one of said silanes of formula (Z1)Si(OR)3 has Z1?N-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl, and the first mixture of silanes comprises the silicon alcoholate, an alkyl silane of formula
(Z1)Si(OR)3 in which Z1 represents R, and a glycidyloxypropyl silane of the formula (Z1)Si(OR)3 in which Z1 represents 3-glycidyloxypropyl, such that:
 a molar ratio of the silicon alcoholate to the alkyl silane ranges from 1:1 to 1:0.96; and
 a molar ratio of the silicon alcoholate to the glycidyloxypropyl silane ranges from 1:0.57 to 1:1.51;
at least one oxide particle selected from the group consisting of an oxide of Ti, an oxide of Si, an oxide of Zr, an oxide
of Al, an oxide of Y, an oxide of Sn, an oxide of Zn, and oxide of Ce, and mixtures thereof; and

a polymer or initiator,and drying the at least first coating, and then
(3) applying a second coating on the first coating, said second coating comprising a second mixture of silanes comprising
a silane of the formula (3-glycidyloxypropyl)Si(OR)3, a silane of the formula (3-aminopropyl)Si(OR)3, and a silane of the formula RSi(OR)3, in which R independently represents an identical or different alkyl or alicyclic group comprising from 1 to 18 carbon atoms,
and drying the second coating, and then

(4) applying at least one organic polymer dispersion (3) to at least one side of the substrate to form at least one third
coating, and drying the at least one third coating.

US Pat. No. 9,184,230

SILICON CARBIDE VERTICAL FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A silicon carbide vertical field effect transistor comprising:
a first-conductive-type silicon carbide substrate;
a low-concentration first-conductive-type silicon carbide layer formed on a surface of the first-conductive-type silicon carbide
substrate;

second-conductive-type regions selectively formed on a surface of the low-concentration first-conductive-type silicon carbide
layer;

first-conductive-type source regions formed in the second-conductive-type regions;
a high-concentration second-conductive-type region formed between the first-conductive-type source regions on the second-conductive-type
region;

a source electrode electrically connected directly to the high-concentration second-conductive-type region and a first-conductive-type
source region among the first-conductive-type source regions;

a gate insulating film formed from a first first-conductive-type source region to an adjacent second first-conductive-type
source region of the first-conductive-type source regions and over a respective first second-conductive-type region and a
respective second second-conductive-type region of the second-conductive-type regions and over the first-conductive-type silicon
carbide layer;

a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film;
a drain electrode on a back side of the first-conductive-type silicon carbide substrate, wherein
a second high-concentration second-conductive-type region is disposed between the first-conductive-type silicon carbide layer
and each of the second-conductive-type regions;

a width of the second high-concentration second-conductive-type region is smaller than that of the second-conductive-type
regions; and,

the second high-concentration second-conductive-type region overlaps the high-concentration second-conductive-type region.

US Pat. No. 9,184,046

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FORMING A FILM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:
accommodating a substrate in a processing chamber; and
forming a film including silicon and carbon on the substrate by supplying a silicon-based gas and an amine-based gas into
the processing chamber that is heated, wherein

the forming of the film including silicon and carbon includes:
supplying the silicon-based gas and the amine-based gas into the processing chamber and exhausting the silicon-based gas and
the amine-based gas from the processing chamber, while a state in which an exhaust rate of the silicon-based gas and the amine-based
gas from the processing chamber is lower than a supply rate of the silicon-based gas and the amine-based gas into the processing
chamber is maintained; and

stopping supplying the silicon-based gas and the amine-based gas into the processing chamber, and exhausting an inside of
the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,183,078

PROVIDING ERROR CHECKING AND CORRECTING (ECC) CAPABILITY FOR MEMORY

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a memory interface configured to communicate with a memory, the memory including a plurality of concurrently accessible memory
devices; and

a controller coupled with the memory interface, the controller configured to:
receive a data word to be stored in the memory,
generate error checking and correcting (ECC) information for the data word, the data word and ECC information forming an encoded
word, and

distribute bits of the encoded word across the plurality of concurrently accessible memory devices in accordance with one
or more indications specifying a number of the bits of the encoded word to store in a wordline of each of the plurality of
concurrently accessible memory devices, wherein bits of the data word are to be stored in two or more memory devices of the
plurality of memory devices, and bits of the ECC information are to be stored in two or more memory devices of the plurality
of memory devices,

wherein the controller is configured to determine a distribution of the bits of the encoded word across the plurality of concurrently
accessible memory devices and identify the two or more memory devices of the plurality of memory devices in which the bits
of the data word are to be stored and the two or more memory devices of the plurality of memory devices in which the bits
of the ECC information are to be stored.

US Pat. No. 9,182,452

POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE MONITORING CIRCUIT, SENSOR CIRCUIT FOR VEHICLE, AND POWER STEERING APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

17. A power steering apparatus comprising:
a steering mechanism configured to steer a steered wheel in accordance with steering operation of a steering wheel;
an electric motor configured to apply a steering force to the steering mechanism;
a sensor configured to sense a state of steering of the steering mechanism;
a motor control circuit configured to control drive of the electric motor based on the sensed state of steering of the steering
mechanism;

a first microcomputer including a first microprocessor and a first interface, wherein the first microcomputer is connected
to a ground, and configured to control the sensor;

a second microcomputer including a second microprocessor and a second interface, wherein the second microcomputer is connected
to the ground, and configured to control the sensor;

a first power supply configured to supply electric power to the first microcomputer;
a second power supply configured to supply electric power to the second microcomputer;
a first reference voltage generation circuit connected between the first power supply and the first microcomputer, and configured
to supply a first reference voltage to the first microcomputer in response to a condition that voltage of the first power
supply is higher than the first reference voltage; and

a first monitoring circuit connected between the second power supply and the first microcomputer, and configured to supply
a first monitoring voltage to the first microcomputer, wherein the first microcomputer is configured to monitor voltage of
the second power supply based on the supplied first monitoring voltage;

wherein the first microcomputer includes a first voltage abnormality determination part configured to perform a first operation
based on the supplied first reference voltage and the supplied first monitoring voltage, wherein the first operation includes
detecting abnormality in the voltage of the first power supply and the voltage of the second power supply, and determining
which one of the voltage of the first power supply and the voltage of the second power supply is abnormal.

US Pat. No. 9,180,490

ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER

General Electric Company,...

1. An ultrasound transducer comprising:
an array of acoustic elements, wherein the acoustic elements include dematching layers coated with an electrically conductive
coating;

an integrated circuit;
an interposer comprising conductive elements for electrically connecting the acoustic elements to the integrated circuit,
the conductive elements being electrically connected to the integrated circuit; and

solder that is engaged between the acoustic elements and the conductive elements of the interposer, wherein the electrical
conductive coating facilitates an electrical connection between the dematching layers and the solder such that the conductive
elements of the interposer are electrically connected to the acoustic elements through the solder.

US Pat. No. 9,185,820

MONOLITHICALLY INTEGRATED RF SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A radio frequency system, comprising:
a first sub-assembly including a first plurality of layers of conductive material disposed on a first surface of a first substrate
and arranged in a first stack to form

at least a first peripheral wall surrounding a first walled area of said first substrate, said first peripheral wall extending
a first predetermined distance away from said first surface to form a first ledge, and

at least one first signal processing component disposed on said first surface of said first substrate within said walled area,
and

at least one first transmission line element disposed on and extending a second predetermined distance away from and in a
direction which is normal to said first surface; and

a second sub-assembly including a second plurality of layers of conductive material disposed on a second surface of a second
substrate and arranged in a second stack to form

at least one second signal processing component disposed within a second walled area, and
at least one second transmission line element disposed on and extending a third predetermined distance away from and in a
direction normal to said second surface;

wherein said second sub-assembly is suspended on said first ledge of said first sub-assembly with said first walled area aligned
with said second walled area;

wherein an electrical connection is formed directly between the first and second transmission line elements by aligning a
central axis of the first transmission line element with a central axis of the second transmission line element and establishing
direct electrical contact between abutting ends of the first and second transmission line elements;

wherein an electrical connection is formed where said first ledge abuts said second ledge and between a first conductive trace
disposed on the first substrate and a second conductive trace disposed on the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,184,814

METHOD FOR PRE-DISTORTING AND A PRE-DISTORTER

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A pre-distorter, which comprises:
a pre-distortion module, which is configured to pre-distort a plurality of baseband input signals by an equal number of pre-distortion
functions to obtain an equal number of pre-distorted signals respectively, wherein the number of the inputs of each pre-distortion
function is equal to the number of the plurality of baseband input signals, and all of the plurality of baseband input signals
are input into each of the pre-distortion functions, and each of the pre-distortion functions has one output which is dependent
on all of the inputs of the pre-distortion function;

a frequency shifting module, which is configured to frequency shift the output of each pre-distortion function of the pre-distortion
module, wherein a center frequency of the output of each pre-distortion function is shifted to a transmitting carrier frequency;

an adder, which is configured to combine all of the frequency-shifted outputs from the frequency shifting module into one
combined signal; and

a power amplifier (PA), which is configured to amplify the combined signal,
wherein the cascade of the pre-distortion functions and the PA are linear overall.

US Pat. No. 9,184,690

ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN POWER STEERING SYSTEM AND CONTROL APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electrically driven power steering system comprising:
a steering mechanism that steers steerable wheels of a vehicle along with a steering operation of a steering wheel;
a three-phase brushless motor that provides a steering assistance force for the steering mechanism;
a control apparatus that drivingly controls the three-phase brushless motor on a basis of a driving situation of the vehicle;
a current control section disposed in the control apparatus to calculate control command values for the three-phase brushless
motor in accordance with the driving situation of the vehicle;

a PWM control section disposed in the control apparatus to output a PWM duty signal for each phase of u, v, and w of the three-phase
brushless motor in accordance with the control command values;

a bridge circuit disposed in the control apparatus to drivingly control the three phase brushless motor and constituted by
a switching circuit drivingly controlled by the PWM duty signal;

a current sensor disposed in a direct current bus bar connected to the bridge circuit and that detects a direct current bus
bar current flowing through the direct current bus bar;

a phase current calculation section disposed in the control apparatus to estimate a current value of each phase of u, v, and
w of the three phase brushless motor on a basis of the direct current bus bar current when one of the PWM duty signals of
a maximum phase whose power supply turning-on time duration is longest is on and the remaining two PWM duty signals of a minimum
phase whose power supply turning-on time duration is shortest and of a middle phase whose power supply turning-on time duration
is intermediate between the maximum phase and the minimum phase are off, and on a basis of the direct current bus bar current
when the PWM duty signal of the maximum phase is on and the PWM duty signal of the middle phase is on, from among the PWM
duty signals to respective phases u, v, and w of the three-phase brushless motor;

a pulse shift control circuit disposed in the control apparatus to perform a pulse shift control such that a phase of an on
timing of the PWM duty signal of the maximum phase or the middle phase is corrected such that a difference in the on timings
between the PWM duty signals of the maximum phase and of the middle phase becomes equal to or larger than a second predetermined
value which is larger than a first predetermined value, when the difference in the on timing of the PWM duty signal of the
maximum phase and the on timing of the PWM duty signal of the middle phase is smaller than the first predetermined value,
and the phase of the on timing of the PWM duty signal of the middle phase or the minimum phase is corrected such that the
difference in the on timings of the PWM duty signals of the middle phase and of the minimum phase becomes equal to or larger
than the second predetermined value, when the difference in the on timings of the PWM duty signals of the middle phase and
of the minimum phase is smaller than the first predetermined value; and

a phase switching control circuit disposed in the pulse shift control circuit to stop a phase correction by means of the pulse
shift control circuit, when a pre-correction on interval which is a power supply turning-on duration time of the PWM duty
signal of the maximum phase before the correction by means of the pulse shift control is shorter than the pre-correction on
interval of the middle phase and a difference between the pre-correction on intervals of the maximum phase and of the middle
phase becomes equal to or larger than a third predetermined value, to switch one of the u, v, w phases that has been the maximum
phase to the middle phase and to switch one of the remaining two phases that has been the middle phase to the maximum phase
and to stop the phase correction by means of the pulse shift control, when the pre-correction on interval of the middle phase
is shorter than the pre-correction on interval of the minimum phase and the difference between the pre-correction on intervals
of the middle phase and of the minimum phase is equal to or larger than the third predetermined value, to switch one of the
u, v, w phases that has been the middle phase to the minimum phase and to switch one of the remaining two phases that has
been the minimum phase to the middle phase.

US Pat. No. 9,184,106

HEAT SINK AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A heat sink, comprising:
a frame member; and
a plate member,
wherein the frame member includes:
a frame having an opening, the opening extending in a thickness direction of the frame from a first side of the frame to a
second side of the frame, the opening having a first opening part situated toward the first side and a second opening part
situated toward the second side, the second opening part being larger than the first opening part in a plan view perpendicular
to the thickness direction of the frame;

a wall standing on the frame on the second side at an edge of the opening; and
a groove formed in the frame beside the wall on an opposite side of the wall from the opening side,
wherein the plate member is disposed in the opening, and includes:
a first plate part disposed in the first opening part; and
a second plate part disposed in the second opening part and being larger than the first plate part in the plan view, and
wherein the second opening part is larger than the second plate part in the plan view to leave a gap between an outer side
surface of the second plate part and an inner surface of the second opening part, and the wall is bent toward the opening
to be in contact with an edge along a perimeter of the second plate part.

US Pat. No. 9,185,762

TIME OF FLIGHT ILLUMINATION CIRCUIT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A driving circuit, comprising:
a current source coupled to an input electrode of a light emitting element and configured to provide a current to the input
electrode to provide a forward bias to the light emitting element; and

a first modulation switch coupled to the input electrode of the light emitting element and configured to enable or disable
the current from the driving circuit to selectively forward bias the light emitting element by switching off the first modulation
switch or by switching on the first modulation switch, respectively,

wherein the light emitting element is reverse biased when the first modulation switch is switched on.

US Pat. No. 9,184,069

HEATING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, AND INSULATOR

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A heating apparatus comprising:
a heating element;
an inner shell that supports the heating element;
an outer shell disposed along the outer boundary of the inner shell;
a gas passage that provides a cooling gas to a heating space, the gas passage is formed by the inner shell and the outer shell
between the inner shell and the outer shell;

a first opening provided in the inner shell;
a second opening provided in the outer shell;
a partition that defines a box extending from the first opening to the second opening to form a separated space between the
inner shell and the outer shell, the separated space being separated from the gas passage by the partition; and an insulator
that shuts up a gap provided between the box and the second opening,

wherein at least a part of a temperature detector is disposed in the separated space, the temperature detector comprises a
thermocouple contact that detects the temperature of the heating element, the thermocouple contact is installed between the
heating element and the inner shell.

US Pat. No. 9,183,208

FILESHOT MANAGEMENT

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for providing access to a fileshot of a file through an interactive directory interface of a file structure tree,
comprising:
generating a fileshot comprising backup data for a file that is accessible through an operating system directory interface;
creating fileshot metadata for the file, the fileshot metadata comprising an inode number reference for an inode file of a
stream directory, the inode file comprising access information for the fileshot;

storing the fileshot within a hidden stream of the stream directory that is not accessible through the operating system directory
interface, the hidden stream comprising the fileshot, the stream directory comprising a plurality of hidden streams associated
with a plurality of fileshots for the file;

creating a link between the stream directory and the file, the link establishing a backup association between the fileshot
within the hidden stream of the stream directory and the file, the link providing access between the file and the fileshot;

displaying, through the interactive directory interface, the file structure tree corresponding to the stream directory, the
file structure tree comprising the file and the stream directory;

displaying the file, the plurality of hidden streams and the plurality of fileshots through the file structure tree, the interactive
directory interface exposing open, modify, or restore fileshot command functionality, the fileshot displayed through the file
structure tree, as being associated with the file, using the link; and

responsive to receiving an open fileshot command through the interactive directory interface, providing, through the file
structure tree, access to the fileshot, comprised within the hidden stream, using the access information within the inode
file.

US Pat. No. 9,181,858

TURBOCHARGED ENGINE WITH A SENSOR DEVICE IN THE TURBOCHARGER HOUSING

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A turbocharger in an internal combustion engine, comprising:
at least one turbocharger housing;
at least one compressor situated inside the at least one turbocharger housing;
at least one turbine disposed inside the at least one turbocharger housing; and
at least one sensor device for detecting at least one portion of a gas component of an exhaust gas of the internal combustion
engine, wherein the at least one sensor device is at least partially integrated into the at least one turbocharger housing,
and wherein the at least one sensor device is at least partially situated inside a volute of the turbine.

US Pat. No. 9,180,960

BORON FIBER REINFORCED STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A composite structural member system, comprising:
a plurality of composite structural members, each composite structural member including
a structural member core having
at least one diagonal interior fiber reinforced ply proximate to and orientated substantially diagonal to at least one of
the boron fiber reinforced plies, configured to define the structural member core,

at least one perpendicular interior fiber reinforced ply proximate to and orientated substantially perpendicular to at least
one of the boron fiber reinforced plies, configured to define the structural member core,

at least one parallel interior fiber reinforced ply proximate to and orientated substantially parallel to at least one of
the baron fiber reinforced plies, configured to define a structural member core, and

a plurality of boron fiber reinforced plies oriented in a substantially longitudinal direction, wherein the plurality of boron
fiber reinforced plies are disposed on each side of each of the at least one diagonal interior fiber reinforced ply, the at
least one perpendicular interior fiber reinforced ply and the at least one parallel interior fiber reinforced ply, and

at least one exterior fiber reinforced ply substantially surrounding the structural member core, configured to define a structural
member casing; and

an attachment ply layer encapsulating a substantial surface area of each of the composite structural members of the plurality
of composite structural members in the substantially longitudinal direction, a portion of the attachment ply layer extending
in a direction perpendicular to the at least one of the boron fiber reinforced plies towards adjacent composite structural
members.

US Pat. No. 9,184,782

HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A high-frequency module comprising:
first and second demultiplexers each of which includes a common terminal, a transmission filter, and a reception filter, the
transmission filter and the reception filter of the first and second demultiplexers are connected to the common terminal;
and

a band elimination filter that includes an antenna-side terminal and a demultiplexer-side terminal, the demultiplexer-side
terminal is connected to the common terminal of the first demultiplexer; wherein

the band elimination filter includes a first pass band, and a second pass band and a stop band that are located adjacent to
each other within the first pass band; and

the band elimination filter is configured so that the second pass band includes a pass band of each of the transmission filter
and the reception filter in the first demultiplexer and the stop band includes a pass band of the transmission filter in the
second demultiplexer.

US Pat. No. 9,184,268

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a drift region that is a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type;
a base region of a second conductivity type that is selectively provided in a surface layer of a first main surface of the
semiconductor substrate;

an emitter region of the first conductivity type that is selectively provided in the base region;
a trench that extends from the first main surface of the semiconductor substrate to the drift region through the emitter region
and the base region;

an insulating film that is provided along an inner wall of the trench;
a gate electrode that is embedded in the trench through the insulating film;
an emitter electrode that comes into contact with the emitter region and the base region;
a shell region of the first conductivity type that is provided in the drift region so as to come into contact with a surface
of the base region close to the drift region; and

a collector region of the second conductivity type that is provided in a surface layer of a second main surface of the semiconductor
substrate, wherein:

the shell region has a higher impurity concentration than the drift region,
an effective dose of a first-conductivity-type impurity in the shell region is equal to or less than 5.0×1012 cm?2, and

the drift region has a resistivity to prevent a depletion layer, which is spread from the collector region when a reverse
rated voltage with the emitter electrode as a positive electrode is applied, from reaching either the shell region or the
bottom of the trench, whichever is closer to the collector region than the other.

US Pat. No. 9,182,387

METHODS FOR CANCER DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS

California Institute of T...

1. A system for isolating a circulating tumor cell, said system comprising:
a microfilter device comprising a membrane filter consisting of a substrate having an array of holes with a predetermined
shape and dimension, wherein the holes on the membrane filter have a rectangular shape each with a dimension of 6 ?m by about
40 ?m; and

a constant pressure delivery system coupled to the microfilter device for maintaining a constant pressure, wherein the isolated
circulating tumor cells are isolated with at least 90% efficiency and with an enrichment of at least 200-fold, and wherein
the isolated circulating tumor cells have at least a 90% cell viability.

US Pat. No. 9,180,934

HULL CLEANING ROBOT

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

12. A method of cleaning a hull of a vessel, comprising:
positioning a robot about the hull of the vessel;
maneuvering the robot about the hull using a drive module within the robot;
operating the drive module in a manner to effectuate cleaning of the hull, wherein the drive module provides a cleaning function;
and

creating a low pressure condition within the robot as compared to without the robot to increase a force of attachment of the
robot to the hull.

US Pat. No. 9,185,714

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY ASSIGNING CHANNELS ACROSS MULTIPLE RADIOS IN A WIRELESS LAN

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
monitoring, at one or more wireless network access elements, signal strength of signals transmitted by respective neighboring
wireless network access elements;

collecting information from said wireless network access elements and converting said information into reportable data about
signal strength observed during the monitoring the signal strength of signals by the one or more wireless network access elements
and about access element load, wherein the reportable data about access element load comprises:

data regarding wireless network traffic load corresponding to each of said wireless network access elements over a period
of time; and

physical interference;
creating a signal strength matrix describing the signal strength observed between each of the access elements;
creating a utilization matrix describing the load observed at each access element over a given time interval;
combining the signal strength matrix and the utilization matrix to create an average signal strength matrix describing the
average signal strength observed between each of the access elements;

creating a first interference matrix by matrix-multiplying the average signal strength matrix by a channel assignment matrix
describing a plurality of possible combinations of channel assignments of the physical channels across the access elements;
and

identifying, based at least in part, on said physical interference associated with concurrent signal transmissions of the
wireless network access elements, a combination of channel assignments for the one or more wireless network access elements
from the plurality of possible combinations of channel assignments and assigning channels for concurrent, respective use by
said wireless network access elements based on the identified combination of channel assignments.

US Pat. No. 9,185,695

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OFDMA AND SC-FDMA SWITCHING

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for selection of an uplink modulation scheme, the method being implemented by base station, the method comprising:
determining an uplink modulation scheme to be used by a user equipment (UE);
transmitting, to the UE, a downlink control information (DCI) including a switching bit which indicates either an uplink modulation
scheme called single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) or another scheme called clustered SC-FDMA.

US Pat. No. 9,185,660

POWER ADAPTATION APPARATUS AND POWER ADAPTATION METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK/DOWNLINK POWER

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A power adaptation apparatus for a wireless communication channel, comprising:
a channel quality estimator, generating a channel quality indicator by estimating block error rate of an enhanced dedicated
channel (E-DCH) according to a percentage of acknowledgement indicators (ACK) or negative acknowledgement indicators (NACK)
during a specific number of transmission time intervals; and

a power ratio compensator, receiving the channel quality indicator and compensating a power ratio parameter according to the
channel quality indicator, wherein the power ratio parameter defines a ratio of gain factor of the wireless communication
channel to gain factor of another wireless communication channel, and is referenced for setting the power of the wireless
communication channel,

wherein the power ratio compensator compensates the power ratio parameter by changing the gain factor of the wireless communication
channel within a tolerance range,

wherein the power ratio compensator includes a plurality of states and a plurality of adjustments to the power ratio parameter,
each state from the plurality of states is associated with an adjustment from the plurality of adjustments to the power ratio
parameter, and the particular state of the plurality of states is determined based upon the percentage of acknowledgement
indicators (ACK) or negative acknowledgement indicators (NACK) exceeding a threshold plus an amount of hysteresis during the
specific number of transmission time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,185,780

LIGHTING CONTROLLER, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A controller for controlling an illumination to be provided by a lighting unit, wherein the controller is adapted to:
obtain a value of a parameter of a first sound,
obtain a value of the parameter of a second sound,
base a reference value of the parameter on at least the value of the parameter of the second sound,
determine a deviation of the value of the parameter of the first sound from the reference value of the parameter, and
adjust the illumination based on the deviation,
wherein the controller is further adapted to:
obtain a threshold value of the parameter;
compare the value of the parameter of the first sound with the threshold value of the parameter; and
adjust the illumination only if the value of the parameter of the first sound is higher than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,185,052

SWITCH DEVICE HAVING A PLURALITY OF PROCESSING CORES

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A switching device, comprising:
a plurality of ports; and
a plurality of switch cores disposed on one or more integrated circuits;
wherein:
a first switch core in the plurality of switch cores is configured to:
receive network data frames only via a first subset of the plurality of ports, the first subset corresponding to the first
switch core,

perform an ingress processing operation on a first network data frame received at a first port in the first subset, including
determining that the first network data frame is to be transmitted via a second port in a second subset of the plurality of
ports, the second subset corresponding to a second switch core, and

direct, after ingress processing of the first network data frame, at least i) first header information corresponding to the
first network data frame and ii) an identifier of the second port to the second switch core in the plurality of switch cores;

the second switch core being configured to:
perform an egress processing operation on the first network data frame,
direct the first network data frame to the second port in the second subset of the plurality of ports using the identifier
of the second port, wherein none of the ports in the second subset are in the first subset, and

transmit the first network data frame via the second port.

US Pat. No. 9,184,500

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREIN

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground element; and
an antenna element, disposed adjacent to an edge of the ground element, wherein the antenna element has a projection on the
edge, the projection has a predetermined length, and the antenna element comprises:

a radiation element, having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is open, and the radiation element has a
plurality of bends, such that the second end is adjacent to the first end;

a feeding element, having a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third end is coupled through a capacitive element to a
connection point on the radiation element, the connection point is positioned at or adjacent to the first end, the fourth
end is coupled to a signal source, the feeding element comprises a first segment, the first segment is substantially parallel
to the edge, and a length of the first segment is at least 0.2 times the predetermined length; and

a shorting element, having a fifth end and a sixth end, wherein the fifth end is coupled to a shorting point on the radiation
element, the shorting point is adjacent to the connection point, the sixth end is coupled to the ground element, the shorting
element comprises a second segment, the second segment is substantially parallel to the edge, and a length of the second segment
is at least 0.2 times the predetermined length.

US Pat. No. 9,183,879

SUSPENSION BOARD WITH CIRCUIT

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A suspension board with circuit for mounting a slider unit including a slider and an electron device,
the electron device being mounted so as to form, when projected in the thickness direction with respect to the slider provided
with a magnetic head,

an overlapping portion that overlaps with the slider, and
a protruding portion that protrudes from the slider in a longitudinal direction of the suspension board with circuit, where
the longitudinal direction of the suspension board with circuit is defined as a front-rear direction along an elongated length
of the suspension board with circuit, with the slider unit being mounted to a mount region located at a front end portion
of the suspension board with circuit,

wherein the suspension board with circuit is formed with a first opening that penetrates in the thickness direction, which
is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the suspension board with circuit, and accommodates the overlapping portion,

a second opening that communicates with the first opening, wherein the second opening extends from the first opening in the
longitudinal direction of the suspension board with circuit, wherein the second opening is smaller in width than a width of
the first opening in a widthwise direction of the suspension board with circuit, where the widthwise direction is perpendicular
to both the longitudinal direction and the thickness direction, and wherein the second opening accommodates the protruding
portion of the electron device,

wherein the protruding portion has a width smaller than a width of the overlapping portion in the widthwise direction of the
suspension board with circuit,

wherein the suspension board with circuit further comprises a metal supporting board and an insulating base layer formed on
the metal supporting board,

wherein the first opening is defined by a region at a rear side in the front-rear direction of a support opening passing through
the metal supporting board in the thickness direction, the region being exposed from the insulating base layer, and

wherein the second opening is defined by a cutout extending from a front end face of the first opening in the front-rear direction
toward a front side in the front-rear direction in the insulating base layer, the cutout being at an inner side in the width
direction in a region at the front side in the front-rear direction of the support opening.

US Pat. No. 9,183,522

DEMAND RESPONSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Honeywell International I...

1. A demand response management system comprising:
a computer;
an input connected to the computer for providing at least one demand response (DR) event;
a first customizer that modifies, as needed, one or more schedules of the DR event to fit a schedule of a client;
a second customizer that modifies, as desired or required by the client, information about the DR event;
a translator that translates, as desired or required by the client, information of the DR event into to another form; and
an output connected from the computer for providing one or more DR signals to a client; and
wherein:
the computer comprises the first and second customizers, and the translator;
a DR signal comprises information, if any, about the one or more customized schedules of the DR event, customized information
about the DR event, and/or translated information about the DR event into another form;

wherein the one or more schedules of the DR event are customized according to participation rules of the client; and
the information about the DR event is translated according to preferences and/or translation rules of the client.

US Pat. No. 9,184,897

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Mobile Communicatio...

1. A method of transmitting data comprising:
storing data to be sent via a communication channel in a buffer memory;
deciding, for each of a plurality of time periods in which communication resources are allocated to a communication device
for sending data via the communication channel whether the time period should be used by a communication device for sending
the data stored in the buffer memory according to a first transmission mode or a second transmission mode, wherein according
to the first transmission mode data is transmitted in at least two first time periods using first communication resources
wherein the at least two first time periods are separated by a first time interval, wherein according to the second transmission
mode data is transmitted in at least two second time periods using second communication resources wherein the at least two
second time periods are separated by a second time interval, wherein the first time interval is longer than the second time
interval and the first communication resources allow the transmission of a higher amount of data in one of the first time
periods than the second communication resources in one of the second time periods, and wherein the first communications resources
are allocated dynamically and the second communications resources are allocated semi-persistently; and

transmitting the data stored in the buffer memory according to the first transmission mode or the second transmission mode.

US Pat. No. 9,184,743

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A control apparatus which controls conduction and shutoff of a switching device having an overcurrent threshold, the control
apparatus comprising:
a current sensor which detects a current flowing in the switching device and generates a detected current signal representative
of the current;

a first comparison circuit which compares the detected current signal with a predetermined first reference value, and when
the detected current signal is equal to or greater than the first reference value, outputs a surge suppression signal; and

a first shutoff circuit which grounds a control terminal of the switching device in response to output of the surge suppression
signal from the first comparison circuit,

wherein the first reference value is smaller than a predetermined second reference value, the second reference value representing
a value of the detected current signal corresponding to the overcurrent threshold, and

wherein the first reference value is set to represent a value of the detected current signal between a rated current value
of the switching device and the overcurrent threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,184,670

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power conversion device comprising:
a main circuit section that has a semiconductor module incorporating a switching element and including a main electrode terminal;
a capacitor that incorporates a capacitor element and includes a capacitor terminal; and
a bus bar that connects between the main electrode terminal and the capacitor terminal, wherein:
the capacitor terminal is extended toward the main circuit section from a capacitor body incorporating the capacitor element;
at least one of the bus bar and the capacitor terminal includes a bending portion on a base end side of a connecting section
between the both;

the bus bar and the capacitor terminal are overlapped with each other in a state where each other's tip directions are coincided;
the bending portion is formed in the bus bar;
a tip direction of the connecting section is parallel to a lining direction of the main circuit section and the capacitor;
the main circuit section includes a plurality of the semiconductor modules;
the bus bar includes a positive bus bar and a negative bus bar;
the bus bar includes a bus bar terminal configuring the connecting section, a main circuit connecting portion connected to
the main electrode terminals of the plurality of semiconductor modules, and a connecting portion connecting between the main
circuit connecting portion and the bus bar terminal;

the main circuit connecting portion of the positive bus bar and the main circuit connecting portion of the negative bus bar
are arranged so as to be opposite to each other;

the bus bar terminal is folded back from the connecting portion toward the main circuit section via the bending portion; and
the connecting portion of the positive bus bar and the connecting portion of the negative bus bar are arranged between the
capacitor and the main circuit section in a lining direction of the capacitor and the main circuit section, while being arranged
so as to be opposed to each other in the lining direction.

US Pat. No. 9,180,862

VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL APPARATUS AND VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL SYSTEM USING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicle dynamic control apparatus comprising:
a control requester outputting a request value of a motion parameter associated with a motion of a vehicle in a first direction;
a controller controlling a plurality of controlled objects based on control parameters of the controlled objects associated
with the motion of the vehicle in the first direction to fulfill the request value of the motion parameter;

a controllable range obtainer obtaining a limited controllable range of each of the control parameters of the controlled objects,
and outputting the limited controllable range of each of the control parameters of the controlled objects to the control requester,

each of the control parameters of the controlled objects including a controlled variable and a change in the controlled variable,
the controllable range obtainer:
(i) obtaining, as a first controllable range, the limited controllable range of the controlled variable of each of the controlled
objects,

(ii) obtaining, as a second controllable range, the limited controllable range of the change in the controlled variable of
each of the controlled objects, and

(iii) outputting the first controllable range of the controlled variable of each of the controlled objects and the second
controllable range of the change in the controlled variable of each of the controlled objects to the control requester;

a determiner determining a sequential order of the plurality of controlled objects to be controlled using a relationship between
the first controllable range of the controlled variable of each of the controlled objects and the second controllable range
of the change in the controlled variable of each of the controlled objects; and

a selector selecting one of the plurality of controlled objects to be controlled in accordance with the sequential order determined
by the determiner,

wherein the control requester generates the request value of the motion parameter based on the limited controllable range
of each of the control parameters of the controlled objects outputted to the control requester from the controllable range
obtainer, and

wherein the control requester includes at least one application outputting, in addition to the motion parameter, a request
mode, the request mode of the at least one application representing what the at least one application places a higher priority
on, and the determiner determines the sequential order of the plurality of controlled objects to be controlled using the relationship
between the first controllable range of the controlled variable of each of the controlled objects and the second controllable
range of the change in the controlled variable of each of the controlled objects such that the determined sequential order
meets the request mode.

US Pat. No. 9,182,541

GRAPHENE PHOTONIC DEVICE

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A graphene photonic device comprising:
a lower clad;
an optical waveguide disposed on the lower clad and extending in a first direction;
a first dielectric disposed on the optical waveguide;
a graphene layer disposed on the first dielectric layer and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a second dielectric layer disposed on the graphene layer; and
an electrode layer disposed on the second dielectric layer and extending in the second direction,
wherein the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer comprise silica polymer whose refractive index changes
by heat or an electric field.

US Pat. No. 9,185,194

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE, SUPPORT ASSEMBLY, AND SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FABRICATING METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A support assembly, mounted between a rear cover and a screen of a handheld electronic device to support and fasten a component
of the handheld electronic device, wherein the support assembly comprises an appearance part and an internal structure support
part, wherein the appearance part and the internal structure support part are fabricated through integral molding of an amorphous
alloy; the internal structure support part is formed by extending a top section or a middle section of the appearance part
inwards; and an average thickness of the internal structure support part is less than 2 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,181,917

START CONTROL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A start control system for a vehicle, the start control system comprising:
an input unit that inputs an accelerator position;
a clutch controller that controls a clutch; and
a storing unit that stores setting information; wherein
the storing unit includes:
a setting value storage that stores a first setting value used to control the clutch to attain a start standby state and a
second setting value used to control the clutch to attain a start preparation state; and

an association information storage that stores association information that associates the accelerator position with an engine
target speed;

the clutch controller includes:
a first controller that controls the clutch to attain the start standby state based on the first setting value upon determining
that the vehicle has proceeded to a start standby period;

a second controller that controls the clutch to attain the start preparation state based on the second setting value upon
determining that the vehicle has proceeded to a start preparation period, a distance between clutch disks in the start preparation
state being smaller than a distance between the clutch disks in the start standby state; and

a third controller that controls the clutch such that the distance between the clutch disks is smaller than that in the start
preparation state and carries out control such that an engine speed approaches the engine target speed based on the association
information.

US Pat. No. 9,180,050

IMPLANTABLE INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE DRAIN

California Institute of T...

1. A method of fabricating an intra-ocular pressure drain, the method comprising:
providing a workpiece;
patterning a first parylene layer over the workpiece;
forming a first sacrificial layer on the first parylene layer;
patterning a second parylene layer on the first sacrificial layer;
forming a second sacrificial layer on the second parylene layer and on the first sacrificial layer;
patterning a third parylene layer on the second sacrificial layer;
forming a third sacrificial layer on the third parylene layer and on the second sacrificial layer;
forming a fourth parylene layer on the third sacrificial layer;
removing the first, second, and third sacrificial layers to form a hollow parylene tube; and
releasing the first parylene layer from the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,182,421

INERTIA SENSOR

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A vibration type inertial sensor comprising:
two dead weights;
two sets of driving electrodes applying driving signals to the two dead weights, the signals for displacing the two dead weights
in anti-phase with each other along a first direction;

two sets of first electrodes detecting displacements of the respective two dead weights as electrostatic capacitance changes;
and

a first C/V converting unit converting the capacitance changes of the first electrodes into electrical signals, wherein
the first electrodes in a set whose electrostatic capacitance changes in a third direction when the two dead weights are displaced
in anti-phase in the first direction are electrically connected with each other, the first electrodes of the other set whose
electrostatic capacitance changes in a fourth direction opposite to the third direction when the two dead weights are displaced
in anti-phase in the first direction are electrically connected with each other, and the respective sets of the first electrodes
are connected with the first C/V converting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,181,094

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PEROXYMONOSULFURIC ACID AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUSLY PRODUCING PEROXYMONOSULFURIC ACID

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. A method for continuously producing a peroxymonosulfuric acid solution with high stability, comprising the steps of:
cooling 35 mass % concentration or more of hydrogen peroxide and 70 mass % concentration or more of sulfuric acid, respectively,
mixing the cooled hydrogen peroxide and the cooled sulfuric acid to form a mixture while cooling the mixture for at least
1 minute and shorter than 5 minutes to react the mixture at 90° C. or higher, thereby obtaining a reaction solution;

further cooling the reaction solution to 40° C. or higher and 80° C. or lower; and
then diluting the reaction solution with water 4 times or more and 20 times or less as much as the reaction solution by mass;
wherein before the dilution step, the cooled hydrogen peroxide and the cooled sulfuric acid is mixed while cooling, and further
cooled within 5 minutes from the start of the mixing step.

US Pat. No. 9,184,583

ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. An electric vehicle comprising:
a synchronous motor unit configured to drive a wheel;
an ECU which is an electronic control unit configured to perform general control of the vehicle;
an inverter unit, the inverter unit including:
a power circuitry including an inverter configured to convert a DC power from a battery unit into an AC power used to drive
the motor unit; and

a motor control circuitry configured to control at least the power circuitry in accordance with control from the ECU; and
a plurality of sensors including at least two sensors selected from a group consisting of a sensor configured to sense a rotational
frequency of the motor unit, a sensor configured to sense a motor voltage of the motor unit and a sensor configured to sense
a motor current of the motor unit;

the inverter unit or the ECU including:
a magnetic force estimator configured to estimate, according to a predefined rule, a magnetic force of a permanent magnet
structure associated with a motor rotor of the motor unit, based on at least two detection signals produced from the sensors
that are selected from a group consisting of a detection signal indicating a rotational frequency of the motor unit, a detection
signal indicating a motor voltage of the motor unit and a detection signal indicating a motor current of the motor unit.

US Pat. No. 9,185,653

MEMORY EFFICIENT FILTERING

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. A method for controlling operation of a wireless network device that includes (i) a host assembly, (ii) a wireless device
assembly, and (iii) an interface assembly having one or more device interfaces connecting the host assembly and the wireless
device assembly, the method comprising:
receiving a filter expression at the wireless device assembly from the host assembly;
while the host assembly is in a sleep mode,
receiving a broadcast signal at the wireless device assembly, the broadcast signal including packet data,
determining, at the wireless device assembly, based on the filter expression, whether the packet data contains a particular
bit pattern indicated by the filter expression,

if the packet data contains the particular bit pattern indicated by the filter expression, the wireless device assembly communicating
a wakeup signal to the host assembly for changing the host assembly from the sleep mode to an active mode, and

if the packet data does not contain the particular bit pattern indicated by the filter expression, not communicating the wakeup
signal to the host assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,185,288

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND CONSUMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) DATA FORMAT TO GENERATE REALISTIC PANORAMIC IMAGE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An apparatus for generating and consuming a three-dimensional (3D) data format, the apparatus comprising:
an image preprocessing unit to search for a matching point between images captured by a plurality of cameras, and to extract,
as image information, at least a depth value from each of the captured images;

an image information structuring unit to structure 3D data to use the extracted image information to generate a realistic
image;

a 3D data format storage unit to store format information of the structured 3D data in to a database (DB);
a realistic image generating unit to generate a realistic panoramic image using the stored format information of the 3D data
by identifying each of a plurality of layered cylinders corresponding to a left image and a right image to be generated, generating
a layer cylinder by wrapping an image in a layer matched to the depth value of a corresponding object, through image synthesis,
using at least one of geometric position information, object and area division information and texture information of a multi-image
stored in the DB; and

a realistic image rendering unit to perform rendering on the generated realistic panoramic image.

US Pat. No. 9,184,736

CURRENT MODE CONTROLLED POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A current mode controlled power converter comprising:
a switching unit configured to convert an input voltage into a desired output voltage through a switching operation;
a current detection unit configured to detect a current flowing through the switching unit;
an input voltage detection unit configured to detect the input voltage;
an output voltage detection unit configured to detect the output voltage;
an error signal generation unit configured to generate an error signal on the basis of the output voltage detected by the
output voltage detection unit and a voltage instruction value;

a slope compensation unit configured to calculate and output a slope compensation signal on the basis of the current detection
signal, the input voltage, and the output voltage;

a reset signal generation unit configured to generate a reset signal on the basis of the current detection signal, the error
signal, and the slope compensation signal;

a reference signal generation unit configured to generate a reference signal having a predetermined period; and
a drive unit configured to generate a drive signal on the basis of the reset signal and the reference signal to drive the
switching unit,

wherein each control period based on the reference signal includes a slope calculation period in which the slope compensation
signal for the control period is calculated, and

during each slope calculation period, the slope compensation unit negates the slope compensation signal calculated previous
to the control period including the slope calculation period, and the reset signal generation unit compares the current detection
signal with a current instruction set to the error signal to generate the reset signal.

US Pat. No. 9,184,122

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH INTERPOSER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
providing an interposer having interposer fingers, interposer pads, interposer peripheral sides, an interposer bottom side,
and an interposer top side, wherein the interposer fingers and the interposer pads are formed as single integral structures,
the interposer fingers are adjacent and along only one of the interposer peripheral sides, and the interposer pads are adjacent
the interposer peripheral sides;

attaching a base integrated circuit to the interposer bottom side;
mounting a stack integrated circuit over the base integrated circuit, the stack integrated circuit overhangs the base integrated
circuit;

attaching an internal electrical connector directly to the stack integrated circuit and the base integrated circuit;
attaching a lead to the interposer bottom side, the lead adjacent the base integrated circuit and entirely below the interposer;
and

forming an encapsulation partially covering the lead and exposing the interposer top side; andwherein:
attaching the lead includes attaching the lead having a lead outer portion below the encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 9,180,694

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:
a recording head that performs recording on a recording medium;
a medium support member that is disposed at a position where the medium support member can face the recording head, support
the recording medium, and has both ends of the medium support member in a direction orthogonal to a transport direction of
the recording medium; and

a reinforcing member that is attached to the both ends of the medium support member and has a greater rigidity than the medium
support member,

wherein the reinforcing member has a smaller thermal expansion coefficient than the medium support member,
wherein the medium support member has a groove or a slit which is arranged between the both ends of the medium support member,
wherein the reinforcing member has an engage portion to suppress deformation of the medium support member in a vertical direction
intersecting the medium support member by thermal expansion of the medium support member.

US Pat. No. 9,185,709

LONG TERM EVOLUTION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A long term evolution (LTE) wireless communication system comprising:
an LTE base station; and
a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices, each mobile wireless communications device configured to exchange video
data with at least one other mobile wireless communications device via said LTE base station and by sending at least one of
a push-to-video (PTV) request and a request-to-video (RTV) request to said LTE base station;

said LTE base station configured to
when network traffic is below a threshold value, allocate bandwidth for a PTV connection between a given mobile wireless communications
device and a given at least one other mobile wireless communications device, and

when the network traffic exceeds the threshold value, allocate bandwidth for an RTV connection between the given mobile wireless
communications device and the given at least one other mobile wireless communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,185,686

MULTICHANNEL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND CHANNEL USING METHOD

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A channel using method performed by a base station configuring a cell including wireless communication terminals by using
a plurality of channels of white space, comprising:
a judgment process judging whether or not there is an exclusively-available channel which is not an operating channel of adjacent
base stations within backup channels usable by the base station;

a fairness process which, when there is at least one exclusively-available channel in the judgment process, determines the
one exclusively-available channel as a new operating channel of the base station, wherein the fairness process comprises:

a first judging step judges whether there is at least one channel which is neither an operating channel nor backup channel
of the adjacent base stations among the backup channels of the base station;

when there is at least one channel which is neither an operating channel nor backup channel of the adjacent base stations,
a first selecting step selects the one channel of the first judging step as the new operating channel; and
when there is not at least one channel which is neither an operating channel nor backup channel of the adjacent base stations,
a second judging step judges whether the satisfaction degree of the base station is minimum among the adjacent base stations;
a third judging step judges whether there is a second cell that has a satisfaction degree that is the same as the satisfaction
degree of the cell having the base station when the second judging step determines that the satisfaction degree of the base
station is minimum among the adjacent base stations;

a fourth judging step judging whether the second cell has a greater number of back up channels than the cell of the base station
when the third judging step determines that there is the second cell that has the satisfaction degree that is the same as
the satisfaction degree of the cell having the base station; and

a second selecting step selects any one of the backup channels of the base station as the new operating channel for exclusive
use when the satisfaction degree of the base station has been judged minimum in the second judging step and the cell of the
base station has a fewer number of the backup channels in comparison with the second cell that has the satisfaction degree
that is the same as the cell having the base station as judged in the third and the fourth judging steps; and

a negotiation process which, when there is no channel which is not the operating channel of the adjacent base stations, determines
within the adjacent base stations using plural operating channels a certain base station to request a release of a certain
operating channel based on a comparison of satisfaction degrees between the base station and the certain base station and
causes the certain base station to completely release the certain operating channel,

wherein each of the satisfaction degree is defined as a same mathematical function of communication traffic within the cell,
a transmission rate depending on a propagation environment between the base station and the wireless communication terminals
and a number of actually allocated operating channels of white space,

wherein in the negotiation process, the base station and the certain base station exchange information of their satisfaction
degree with each other using a medium access control message or under control of a centralized server, and

wherein the negotiation process causes at least one of the adjacent base stations to completely release an operating channel
on condition that the satisfaction degree of the base station is minimum in comparison with the satisfaction degree of the
adjacent base station or the satisfaction degree of the adjacent base station is invariable while repeating the series of
processes after the judgment process, and the satisfaction degree of both of them are not reversed even when the adjacent
base station releases the operating channel.

US Pat. No. 9,185,054

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ZERO BUFFER COPYING IN A MIDDLEWARE MACHINE ENVIRONMENT

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for providing a middleware machine, comprising:
one or more high performance computing hardware systems, each including one or a plurality of processors, a high performance
memory, and a networking component; and

a middleware environment operating thereon that includes one or a plurality of application server instances, and one or more
Java virtual machines (JVMs), wherein each of said application server instances includes at least one muxer;

wherein when a request is received by a said application server instance that includes a plurality of layers to process the
request

data associated with the request is stored in one or more byte arrays on a heap space of a said JVM, wherein each said layer
applies one or more changes to the data via one of a plurality of byte buffers, wherein each said byte buffer is accessible
to the JVM and the said application server instance and includes a pointer to the data,

a response is generated by the said application server using the data, and gathered from the one or more byte arrays using
scatter/gather input/output (I/O), and

the response is received from a plurality of threads by a sender queue and transferred therefrom using a said muxer to a different
said application server instance over a plurality of parallel channels associated with the said muxer.

US Pat. No. 9,184,877

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING INDEPENDENTLY ENCODED SIGNALS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:
demodulating a received signal that includes a plurality of user signals, the plurality of user signals including at least
(i) a first user signal corresponding to a first user and (ii) a second user signal corresponding to a second user, wherein

the first user signal corresponds to first user data that has been modulated independently of second user data corresponding
to the second user signal,

the first user signal is encoded with a first finite state machine encoder independently of the second user signal,
the first finite state machine encoder has a number of states S1,

the second user signal is encoded with a second finite state machine encoder independently of the first user signal,
the second finite state machine encoder has a number of states S2, and

demodulating the received signal includes calculating distances between (i) each transmit symbol in the received signal and
(ii) expected symbol values, wherein each expected symbol value corresponds to user data for multiple users including the
first user and the second user; and

decoding the first user data in the received signal based on the calculated distances utilizing a finite state machine decoder
having S1 states, wherein decoding the first user data comprises:

calculating a branch metric corresponding to the first user data based on a minimum distance in a plurality of distances for
all possible values corresponding to the second user data, and

decoding the first user data based on the calculated branch metric.

US Pat. No. 9,184,917

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REGISTERING A DRM CLIENT

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a digital rights management (DRM) registration server including a processor, an encrypted registration message
from a DRM client device, the encrypted registration message having been encrypted using a first asymmetric key cryptographic
identity and including a customer identifier and asymmetric credentials, wherein the asymmetric credentials include the first
asymmetric key cryptographic identity, a digital signature, and a device certificate chain;

passing, by the DRM registration server, contents of the encrypted registration message to at least one validation module,
the at least one validation module being coupled to the DRM registration server;

validating, by the at least one validation module, the digital signature and the device certificate chain, said validation
including verifying that the device certificate chain includes a trusted certificate authority;

responsive to validation of the digital signature and the device certificate chain, encrypting, by the DRM registration server,
a registration response using a second asymmetric key cryptographic identity to produce an encrypted registration response,
the registration response including access information to enable the DRM client device to obtain media content; and

sending, by the DRM registration server, the encrypted registration response to the DRM client device.

US Pat. No. 9,184,395

AROMATIC AMINE DERIVATIVE AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT USING SAME

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. An aromatic amine derivative of formula (1):
wherein:
Ar1 is an organic group A of formula (A-1) or (A-2):


Ar4 is a substituted or unsubstituted condensed ring group having from 10 to 14 ring-forming carbon atoms;

R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having from 3
to 10 ring-forming carbon atoms or an aryl group having from 6 to 12 ring-forming carbon atoms, provided that R1 and R2 may be bonded to each other to form a hydrocarbon ring;

R3, R4, and R5 are each independently an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having from 3 to 10 ring-forming
carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 12 ring-forming carbon atoms, or two or more of R3, R4, and R5 are bonded to each other to form a hydrocarbon ring;

L is a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having from 6 to 10 ring-forming carbon atoms;
a, b, and c are each independently an integer of from 0 to 2, provided that when a, b, or c is 2, the hydrocarbon ring includes
a ring formed by bonding plural groups of R3, plural groups of R4, or plural groups of R5;

Ar2 is an organic group B of formula (B-1):


Ar5 and Ar6 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group having from 6 to 14 ring-forming carbon atoms;

Ar7 is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having from 6 to 14 ring-forming carbon atoms;

R6, R7, and R8 are each independently an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group having from 3 to 10 carbon atoms
or an aryl group having from 6 to 12 ring-forming carbon atoms;

d, e, and f are each independently an integer of from 0 to 2;
g is 0 or 1;
Ar3 is an organic group C of formula (C-1):


R11 is an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms or a cycloalkyl group having from 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and

h is an integer of from 0 to 2, provided that when h is 2, plural groups of R11 are not bonded to each other to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,184,030

EDGE EXCLUSION CONTROL WITH ADJUSTABLE PLASMA EXCLUSION ZONE RING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A plasma processing chamber for bevel edge cleaning, the chamber comprising:
an upper electrode;
a lower electrode positioned below the upper electrode;
an upper plasma exclusion zone (PEZ) ring peripheral to the upper electrode, the PEZ ring being settable to multiple positions
toward or away from the lower electrode without vertical adjustment of the upper electrode;

an upper electrode extension peripheral to the upper PEZ ring; and
a lower electrode extension surrounding the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,184,029

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING PRESSURE PULSES AND RF MODULATION IN A SMALL VOLUME CONFINED PROCESS REACTOR

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method of modulating a pressure in-situ in a plasma processing volume of a chamber, the plasma processing volume defined
between a surface of a top electrode, a supporting surface of a substrate support and an outer region defined by a plasma
confinement structure, the plasma confinement structure including at least one outlet port, the method comprising:
injecting at least one processing gas into the plasma processing volume;
providing RF power from at least one RF source coupled to the plasma processing volume;
forming a plasma within the plasma processing volume using the RF power and the at least one processing gas; and
modulating a pressure of the plasma processing volume;
modulating the RF power provided by the at least one RF source, the modulating of the pressure and the RF power being synchronized
to each other during a period of time when the plasma is formed in the plasma processing volume, wherein the modulating of
the pressure and the RF power being synchronized to each other defines a pulsed state of the RF power and a pulsed state of
the pressure, the modulating of the pressure being controlled by at least one of,

a first outlet flow of said processing gas out of the plasma processing volume from the at least one outlet port defined by
the plasma confinement structure, the first outlet flow being through a restricted flow path out of the at least one outlet
port, or

a second outlet flow of said processing gas out of the plasma processing volume from the at least one outlet port defined
by the plasma confinement structure, the second outlet flow being greater than the first outlet flow, wherein the second outlet
flow being through a less restricted flow path out of the at least one outlet port than the first outlet flow.

US Pat. No. 9,182,645

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HTC CORPORATION, Taoyuan...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
a housing, having a first surface and an opaque layer disposed under the first surface, the opaque layer having a first aperture
and a second aperture;

a display module, disposed under the first surface and overlapped with the first aperture;
an optical element, disposed under the opaque layer; and
a switchable layer, disposed between the optical element and the second aperture and overlapping the second aperture, wherein
the switchable layer is capable of being switched between a substantially opaque state and a substantially transparent state;

wherein the substantially opaque state prevents viewing of the optical element through the switchable layer and the substantially
transparent state allows viewing of the optical element through the switchable layer.

US Pat. No. 9,180,531

DRILL AND DRILLING METHOD FOR WORKPIECE

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A drill comprising:
a cutting edge,
wherein the cutting edge has a point angle which is continuously decreased from a center-position point angle A at a center
position to a maximum-diameter-position point angle of 0° at a maximum diameter position,

wherein the cutting edge has a radial relief angle which is continuously decreased from the center position to the maximum
diameter position,

wherein the point angle A at the center position satisfies the condition 0° wherein an axial relief angle at the center position is ?, and the center-position point angle A and the center-position axial
relief angle ? satisfy a relationship of ?>(180°?A)/2.

US Pat. No. 9,185,753

LIGHTING SYSTEM

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

1. A lighting system comprising:
a main power source;
a power switch including a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, the first terminal being connected to
the main power source;

a first light source driver connected to the second terminal of the power switch;
a second light source driver connected to the second terminal of the power switch;
a first light source unit driven by the first light source driver;
a second light source unit driven by the second light source driver;
a signal processing circuit for supplying to the control terminal of the power switch a switching signal for electrically
connecting or disconnecting the power switch, the signal processing circuit being configured to supply a control signal for
controlling the first light source driver and the second light source driver; and

an AC/DC converter connected between the second terminal of the power switch and each of the first light source driver and
the second light source driver;

wherein the AC/DC converter comprises a diode bridge circuit and a smoothing capacitor, and the second terminal of the power
switch is connected to the diode bridge circuit, and

the power switch comprises a solid state relay comprising a triac.

US Pat. No. 9,184,903

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING TIME-DIVISION SIGNALS AND FREQUENCY-DIVISION SIGNALS

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. A system for transmitting signals in a mobile network, the system comprising:
a transceiver configured to
(a) transmit (i) time-division (TD) output signals in a TD transmission/reception band, and (ii) frequency-division (FD) output
signals in a FD transmission band, and

(b) receive (i) TD input signals in the TD transmission/reception band, and (ii) FD input signals in a FD reception band;
a single power amplifier configured to amplify both the TD output signals and the FD output signals received from the transceiver,
wherein the power amplifier is operable with a bandwidth that covers both the TD transmission/reception band and the FD transmission
band; and

an output terminal having a duplexer, wherein the output terminal is configured to respectively generate transmission signals
based on (i) the TD output signals amplified by the power amplifier, and (ii) the FD output signals as amplified by the power
amplifier, and wherein the duplexer is configured to receive the amplified FD output signals and output corresponding FD transmission
signals to an antenna, and wherein the duplexer is further configured to not receive the amplified TD output signals;

a switch configured to route the amplified FD output signals to the duplexer and to route the amplified TD output signals
to bypass the duplexer,

wherein the FD transmission band and the FD reception band are different from each other and from the TD transmission/reception
band, and

wherein the TD transmission/reception band is adjacent to the FD transmission band.

US Pat. No. 9,185,767

SELF-OSCILLATING RESONANT CONVERTER-BASED LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) DRIVER

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a self-oscillating resonator coupled to a light output node, the self-oscillating resonator comprising:
a first switch;
a second switch coupled to the first switch,
wherein an emitter of the first switch is coupled to a base of the second switch; and
an oscillating network comprising at least one inductor and at least one capacitor, the oscillating network coupled to the
first switch and the second switch, and the oscillating network configured to generate an oscillating voltage signal at the
light output node; and

a controller coupled to the self-oscillating resonator, wherein the controller is configured:
to start and stop the self-oscillating resonator to regulate a current through a load coupled to the light output node, wherein
the controller is coupled to a base of the second switch;

to receive a dim data signal; and
to time the start and the stop of the self-oscillating resonator to perform duty cycling of the self-oscillating resonator
for dimming the load coupled to the light output node based, at least in part, on the received dim data signal.

US Pat. No. 9,185,411

VIDEO DECODER PARALLELIZATION FOR TILES

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for decoding video using a processor, the method comprising:
(a) receiving a bit-stream of a frame of said video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile, where each of
said at least one slice is decoded independently of another one of said at least one slice and includes said at least one
tile, wherein said at least one tile is characterized that it is a rectangular region of said frame and includes coding units
for said decoding arranged in a raster scan order;

(b) receiving first information indicating whether location information of said at least one tile is transmitted within said
at least one slice;

(c) receiving second information suitable for decoding said at least one tile, said second information including a location
of said at least one tile; and

(d) initializing a decoding process at a beginning of each of the at least one tile, the decoding process including ignoring
bits in the bit-stream until reading from a pre-defined position.

US Pat. No. 9,183,805

DISPLAY DRIVER CIRCUIT AND BOARD MODULE INCLUDING SAME

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A display driver circuit having a rectangular shape with long sides and short sides, the circuit configured to mount to
a transparent substrate including a display portion for displaying images, the display portion located relatively closer to
a first one of the long sides of the circuit than a second one of the long sides of the circuit, the circuit comprising:
a first input terminal group for receiving first signals based on a first interface specification, the first signals including
parallel data signals and parallel clock signals based on a parallel interface specification;

a second input terminal group for receiving second signals based on a second interface specification using signals which are
lower in amplitude or higher in frequency than in the first interface specification such that each input terminal belongs
to only one of the first input terminal group and the second input terminal group, the second signals including serial data
signals and serial clock signals based on a serial interface specification; and

an output terminal group for providing the display portion with display signals for displaying the images, the output terminal
group including all output terminals of the display driver circuit, the display signals being generated based on at least
one of the first and second signals, wherein,

the output terminal group and at least a part of the first input terminal group are arranged along the first one of the long
sides relatively closer to the display portion such that all of the output terminals are arranged along the first one of the
long sides and the part of the first input terminal group are arranged apart from a rest of the first input terminal group
and the second input terminal group, and

the second input terminal group is arranged along the second one of the long sides.

US Pat. No. 9,180,961

CONTROL SURFACE FOR CREATING VARIABLE CAMBER ALONG A WING

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a control surface associated with a portion of an aft edge of a wing, wherein the control surface comprises:
a plurality of segments in which each of the plurality of segments comprises a number of sections; and
a shaping system associated with the control surface and configured to move each segment in the plurality of segments independently
of other segments in the plurality of segments to control a shape of an outer surface of the control surface, such that each
segment comprises a number of section mechanisms, such that each of the number of section mechanisms is configured to move
a corresponding section in the number of sections independently of other sections in the number of sections.

US Pat. No. 9,182,769

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS AND VEHICLE USING SAME

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A power supply device comprising:
a control circuit that turns on and off an output transistor to generate an output voltage from an input voltage;
an internal power supply voltage generation circuit that generates an internal power supply voltage from an external power
supply voltage; and

a power switching circuit that switches supply of the internal power supply voltage and supply of the output voltage as a
drive voltage of the control circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,181,674

SEISMIC RESTRAINT HELICAL PILE SYSTEMS AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING SAME

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A method for forming a cased helical pile in soil, the pile including a screw pier comprising a first shaft having a screw
near one end thereof followed axially by a radially outwardly projecting soil displacing member, the method comprising the
steps of:
(a) placing said screw in soil and turning said first shaft to draw said screw into the soil;
(b) either before or after step (a), placing a cylindrical first sleeve around said first shaft with a first end thereof abutting
said soil displacing member, and placing a driving assembly on said first shaft, said driving assembly having a low-friction
drive seat that engages a second end of said first sleeve and said driving assembly operable to rotate relative to said first
sleeve;

(c) operating said driving assembly to further turn said first shaft to draw said screw further into the soil, thereby causing
said screw to pull said soil displacing member and said first sleeve axially through the soil; and

(d) either during or after said step (c), filling said first sleeve with a hardenable fluid grout, thereby encasing said first
shaft; and
either before or after said step (d):
(e) removing said driving assembly from said first shaft and said first sleeve;
(f) connecting an extension shaft to said first shaft;
(g) placing a cylindrical sleeve coupling, having two axially opposed low-friction seats, over said second end of said first
sleeve so that said second end of said first sleeve abuts one of said low-friction seats of said sleeve coupling, wherein
said cylindrical sleeve coupling includes a single annular central wall that divides said sleeve coupling into two oppositely
facing recesses bounded by an annular side wall;

(h) placing a cylindrical extension sleeve around said extension shaft with a first end of said extension sleeve abutting
said other low-friction seat of said sleeve coupling, wherein said sleeve coupling is operable to rotate relative to said
first sleeve and said extension sleeve; and

(i) placing said driving assembly on said extension shaft with said low-friction drive seat abutting a second end of said
extension sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,185,682

METHODS TO SUPPORT CONTINUOUS MBMS RECEPTION WITHOUT NETWORK ASSISTANCE

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
receiving a subscribed multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service by a user equipment (UE) in a source cell;
performing handover to a target cell;
obtaining MBMS information of the target cell, wherein the MBMS information comprises an MBMS single frequency network (MBSFN)
area ID of the target cell; and

determining MBMS service continuity in the target cell, wherein the UE releases MBMS bearer and informs a non-access stratum
(NAS) entity if the subscribed MBMS service is unavailable after handover, and wherein the UE keeps MBMS bearer during handover
if the subscribed MBMS service is available after handover.

US Pat. No. 9,185,637

UPDATING OF NETWORK SELECTION INFORMATION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining by a server, a first set of policy signatures from a mobile communication device, wherein each signature is generated
identically and individually from a policy of the mobile communication device, without knowledge of a previous provisioning
of policies, and wherein a same signature is generated from same input data via cryptographic hash functions so that one similar
policy results in the same identical and individual signature;

comparing the first set of policy signatures with a second set of policy signatures of a server, wherein each signature of
the second set of policy signatures is generated from a policy of the server that has been deemed to be a correct policy for
the mobile communication device;

identifying a third set of policy signatures comprising any policy signature included in the first set of policy signatures
that is not included in the second set of policy signatures;

identifying a fourth set of policy signatures comprising any signature included in the second set of policy signatures that
is not included in the first set of policy signatures;

instructing the mobile communication device to delete policies corresponding to the third set of policy signatures; and
instructing the mobile communication device to add policies corresponding to the fourth set of policy signatures.

US Pat. No. 9,184,406

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting element, comprising:
forming a first layer above a substrate, the first layer having hole injection properties;
forming a bank material layer above the first layer using a bank material;
forming banks by patterning the bank material layer, and forming a resin film on a surface of the first layer by attaching
a portion of the bank material layer to the first layer, the banks defining apertures corresponding to light-emitters;

forming a functional layer by applying ink to the apertures, the ink contacting the resin film, the ink containing an organic
material, the functional layer including an organic light-emitting layer;

forming a second layer above the functional layer, the second layer having electron injection properties; and
performing aging during a manufacturing process by degrading the hole injection properties of the first layer by applying
electrical power to an element structure formed by forming the first layer, forming the bank material layer, forming the banks,
forming the functional layer, and forming the second layer,

wherein the resin film is formed in the apertures corresponding to light-emitters and between the first layer and the second
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,183,778

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display comprising:
a display unit comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows and columns coupled to scan lines, control
lines, and data lines, wherein each of the pixels comprises an organic light emitting diode;

a control line driver for providing control signals to the pixels through the control lines; and
a power driver for applying a power, at different levels, to the pixels during a plurality of periods of one frame,
wherein the power comprises a first power applied to the pixels,
wherein each of the control signals is concurrently provided with each of the other control signals, at a turn-on level, directly
to a switch electrically coupled between the first power and the organic light emitting diode in a corresponding one of the
pixels,

wherein the power is concurrently provided to each of the pixels,
wherein the plurality of periods of one frame comprises a reset period, a threshold voltage sensing period, a scan period,
an emission period, and an emission turn-off period,

wherein the first power is applied at a low level during the reset period and the emission turn-off period,
wherein the first power is applied at a high level during the threshold voltage sensing period and the emission period, and
wherein the first power is applied at a level lower than the high level and higher than the low level during the scan period.

US Pat. No. 9,181,845

METHOD FOR CALCULATING THE NO2 CONTENT AT THE INLET OF A SELECTIVE REDUCTION CATALYST AND DEVICE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS METHOD

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for determining nitrogen dioxide content at an inlet of a selective catalytic reduction device of an exhaust system
of an internal combustion engine, wherein the exhaust system comprises:
a gas exhaust pipe,
a tank for a reducing agent,
an injector that injects the reducing agent into the exhaust pipe,
a first sensor that measures a concentration of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust pipe, and
a second sensor that measures the concentration of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust pipe,
wherein the tank, injector, and first sensor are located upstream of the selective catalytic reduction device, and the second
sensor is located downstream of the selective catalytic reduction device; said method comprising:

halting an injection of reducing agent into the exhaust pipe,
measuring the concentration of nitrogen oxides present in the exhaust pipe upstream and downstream of the selective catalytic
reduction device during a period of time,

determining the amount of nitrogen dioxide accumulated in the selective catalytic reduction device during said period of time
from the change in the concentration of nitrogen oxides measured upstream and downstream of the selective catalytic reduction
device by calculating the difference in concentration of nitrogen oxides between the upstream and the downstream of the selective
catalytic reduction device which corresponds to the storage of the nitrogen dioxide in said selective catalytic reduction
device, and

determining the nitrogen dioxide content upstream of the selective catalytic reduction device from the determined amount of
nitrogen dioxide accumulated per unit of time.

US Pat. No. 9,181,435

SULFUR EXTENDED ASPHALT MODIFIED WITH CRUMB RUBBER FOR PAVING AND ROOFING

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A sulfur rubber asphalt binder composition comprising:
about 58% by weight a base asphalt having a softening point;
about 40% by weight elemental sulfur; and
2% by weight a crumb rubber material;
wherein the crumb rubber material is combined with the base asphalt and the elemental sulfur to create the sulfur rubber asphalt
binder composition, and

wherein the crumb rubber material is present in the sulfur rubber asphalt binder composition in an amount effective to increase
the softening point of the composition as compared to the softening point of the base asphalt.

US Pat. No. 9,185,072

STATELESS NAT44

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
receive a mapping rule that associates a downstream internal Internet Protocol version four (IPv4) address prefix to an upstream
external IPv4 address prefix;

receive a first IPv4 packet from an upstream network node with a destination address field comprising an external IPv4 address
comprising the external prefix; and

perform a first network address translation IPv4 to IPv4 (NAT44) process by replacing the external IPv4 address in the first
IPv4 packet's destination address field with an internal IPv4 address based on the mapping rule,

wherein the internal IPv4 address comprises the internal prefix and a port set identifier (ID) associated with a set of destination
ports at a downstream node assigned to receive the first IPv4 packet.

US Pat. No. 9,184,520

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. An electrical connector, suitable for contacting a contact and comprising:
a base, having a recess;
an elastic terminal, connected to the base and extending to the recess, wherein the elastic terminal has a fixed end and a
free end, the fixed end is connected to the base, and the free end is located at the recess and is curved; and

a contact protrusion, connected to the elastic terminal and located at the free end, wherein when the contact moves towards
the recess, the contact is capable of pushing the elastic terminal to bend towards a bottom surface of the recess so that
the free end leans against the bottom surface of the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,183,547

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPLICATING OFFLINE SCHEDULING TRANSACTIONS FROM A CLIENT TO A SERVER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-readable storage medium that is not a propagating signal storing computer-executable instructions for controlling
a computing device to process transactions of a first application by a method comprising:
receiving by the first application a message to be sent to a first remote service via a network;
when the computing device is not currently connected to the network, storing the message at the computing device;
requesting by the first application a store-and-forward application to provide a network connection notification to the first
application after the store-and-forward application detects that the computing device is connected to the network, the store-and-forward
application being adapted to detect when the computing device is connected to the network so that the store-and-forward application
can send messages to a second remote service that is different from the first remote service; and

after receiving the network connection notification provided by the store-and-forward application,
retrieving by the first application the stored message; and
sending by the first application the retrieved message to the first remote service via the network.

US Pat. No. 9,183,425

IMAGE SENSOR PIXEL ARRAY HAVING OUTPUT RESPONSE CURVE INCLUDING LOGARITHMIC PATTERN FOR IMAGE SENSOR BASED TERMINAL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An image sensor based terminal comprising:
an image sensor having an image sensor pixel array, the image sensor pixel array having a plurality of pixels;
a lens assembly for use in focusing an image onto the image sensor pixel array; and
a hand held housing, wherein the image sensor based terminal is configured so that the image sensor pixel array is supported
within the hand held housing;

wherein the image sensor is a multiple state image sensor pixel array having a logarithmic output state in which an active
output response curve for the image sensor pixel array includes a logarithmic pattern and a linear output state in which an
active output response curve of the image sensor pixel array defines a substantially straight linear pattern extending a range
of possible illumination levels to an illumination level resulting in saturation of the image sensor pixel array;

wherein the terminal is operative in an operator initiated mode of operation in which there is output from the image sensor
pixel array for processing a succession of frames having image information, the image sensor based terminal further being
operative so that a first subset of the succession of frames are output from the image sensor pixel array with the logarithmic
output state of the image sensor active, and further being operative so that a second subset of the succession of frames are
output from the image sensor pixel array with the linear output state of the image sensor active, wherein the image sensor
based terminal processes a frame of the succession of frames to attempt to decode decodable indicia.

US Pat. No. 9,182,595

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICES

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An image display device, comprising:
an optical element that condenses a light beam and has a variable focal length, wherein the optical element comprises
a first lens and a second lens that have optical axes parallel to each other, wherein said first and second lenses are located
side by side in a direction orthogonal to said optical axes,

a reflector that receives said light beam through said first lens and reflects the light beam to said second lens, and
at least one actuator that moves at least one of said reflector, said first lens, and said second lens in a direction parallel
to said optical axes;

a scanner that scans a projection surface with said light beam condensed by said optical element; and
a controller that controls said scanner based on a video signal to display an image on said projection surface, controls said
focal length of said optical element based on a scanning angle of said scanner, and controls said at least one actuator to
change the focal length of said optical element.

US Pat. No. 9,184,813

METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE AT A TERMINAL OF A WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK, WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORK, NODE AND CENTRAL NODE OF A WIRELESS NETWORK

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A method for reducing interference at a terminal of a wireless cellular network, the terminal experiencing interference
from a plurality of interfering nodes in the wireless cellular network, the method comprising:
selecting precoders of the interfering nodes such that a sum of distances between an interference projector matrices for the
terminal is minimized,

wherein an interference projector matrix corresponding to an interference subspace between an interfering node l and a terminal
k is an orthogonal projector onto a column space of Hkl Fl,

wherein
Hkl=channel matrix of a channel between the interfering node l and the terminal k,

Fl=precoder matrix of the interfering node l.

US Pat. No. 9,184,510

ANTENNA STRUCTURE FOR A VEHICLE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. An antenna structure for a vehicle, comprising:
first and second insulating substrate plates that intersect each other at a right angle and which are positioned perpendicularly
on a lower supply region; and

an electrically conductive structure arranged on each of the first and second substrate plates, each electrically conductive
structure comprising:

a first U-shaped dipole structure arranged on a corresponding one of the first and second substrate plates, the first U-shaped
dipole structure comprising:

a line element on an upper edge region of the corresponding substrate plate, and
two electrically conductive limbs on side regions of the corresponding substrate plate, and in electrical contact with the
line element, and

a monopole arranged on the corresponding substrate plate, asymmetrically with respect to the first U-shaped dipole structure
arranged on the corresponding substrate plate, and at an electromagnetically coupling distance from one of the two electrically
conductive limbs of the first U-shaped dipole structure arranged on the corresponding substrate, wherein a second U-shaped
dipole structure for a higher frequency band is arranged on each of the first and second substrate plates, and wherein the
dimensions of each second U-shaped dipole structure are smaller than the dimensions of the first U-shaped dipole structure
on the corresponding substrate plate.

US Pat. No. 9,180,912

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STEERING TORQUE COMPENSATION DURING BRAKING EVENT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for steering torque compensation carried out in a controller of a vehicle having a steering system, comprising:
detecting a braking event from actual vehicle information;
determining an actual steering torque signal;
determining a torque compensation signal representative of a difference between the actual steering torque signal and a target
steering torque signal;

generating a request to implement the torque compensation signal; and
implementing the torque compensation signal during the detected braking event.

US Pat. No. 9,184,043

EDGE ELECTRODES WITH DIELECTRIC COVERS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A plasma processing chamber configured to clean a bevel edge of a substrate, comprising:
a substrate support configured to receive the substrate;
a bottom edge electrode surrounding the substrate support, the bottom edge electrode and the substrate support being electrically
isolated from one another by a bottom dielectric ring, a surface of the bottom edge electrode, facing the substrate, being
covered by a bottom thin dielectric layer, the bottom dielectric ring having a step defined between a first level disposed
at a height of the substrate support and a second level disposed at a height of the bottom edge electrode;

a bottom insulating ring surrounding the bottom edge electrode;
a top edge electrode surrounding a top insulator plate that is opposing the substrate support, the top edge electrode being
electrically grounded, the top edge electrode and the top insulator plate isolated from one another by a top dielectric ring;
and

a top insulating ring surrounding the top edge electrode;
wherein a surface of the top edge electrode facing the substrate being covered by a top thin dielectric layer, the top edge
electrode and the bottom edge electrode opposing one another;

wherein during operation a cleaning plasma to clean the bevel edge of the substrate is generated between the top edge electrode
and the bottom edge electrode, wherein generation of the cleaning plasma uses a gas chemistry that is introduced into the
plasma processing chamber from a center feed in the top insulator plate that allows the gas chemistry to flow over the substrate
toward the bevel edge of the substrate;

wherein a surface of the top insulating ring that faces the substrate aligns with the surface of the top edge electrode that
faces the substrate; and

wherein a surface of the bottom insulating ring that faces the top insulating ring aligns with the surface of the bottom edge
electrode that opposes the top edge electrode, wherein the top insulating ring and the bottom insulating ring confine the
cleaning plasma generated by the top edge electrode and the bottom edge electrode;

wherein the bottom edge electrode is coupled to an RF power supply;
wherein the separation distance between the top edge electrode and the bottom edge electrode is (DEE), and a nearest round distance (DW) is a distance to a chamber wall of the plasma processing apparatus and one of the top or bottom edge electrodes, wherein
a ratio of DW/DEE is at least 4:1.

US Pat. No. 9,185,304

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND PROCESSING METHOD FOR RESULT OF IMAGE PICKUP

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. An image pickup element comprising:
a first semiconductor substrate including an image pickup section having a plurality of pixel blocks; and
a second semiconductor substrate stacked on the first semiconductor substrate and including a signal processing circuit configured
to process results of an image pickup for each of the pixel blocks from the image pickup section, the second semiconductor
substrate including a plurality of pulse production blocks configured to control exposure time of the image pickup section,

wherein the pulse production blocks are electrically connected, respectively, to the pixel blocks, the pulse production blocks
arranged over the pixel blocks,

wherein the second semiconductor substrate includes a motion amount detection circuit that uses the results of the image pickup
of the pixel blocks output simultaneously and parallelly to individually detect the motion amount for each of the blocks,

in which the motion amount for each of the blocks is detected by cumulatively adding the results of the image pickup for each
of the blocks in a unit of a frame to calculate an average value for each of the blocks and by calculating for each of the
blocks an interframe difference value as a difference between, for a same block of the blocks, the average value calculated
of a current frame and the average value calculated of a preceding frame.

US Pat. No. 9,185,077

ISOLATION PROXY SERVER SYSTEM

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A computer, comprising:
a processor configured to control operations of the computer;
a memory; and
a front end proxy server program in the memory comprising:
an internal server program object;
an external server program object; and
a connection swapper program object,
wherein:
execution of the front end proxy server internal server program object by the processor of the computer configures the computer
to implement functions, including functions to:

(I) establish first threads of execution, wherein:
each first thread of execution is in response to a respective request for work from a back end proxy client internal client
program object executing on a computer platform configured as a back end proxy client; and

each first thread of execution sleeps while waiting to receive a request for a service provided by a target server from a
user client to the front end proxy server external server program object;

(II) receive, by one of the first threads of execution and from the front end proxy server connection swapper program object,
the request for the service received from the user client;

(III) forward, by the one of the first threads of execution and contained in a response to the respective request for work
from the back end proxy client internal client program object, the request for the service received from the user client;
and

(IV) send, by another one of the first threads of execution and to the front end proxy server connection swapper program object,
a response from the target server to the request for the service received from the user client upon receipt of the response
from the target server to the request for the service received from the user client contained in another request for work
from the back end proxy client internal client program object;

execution of the front end proxy server external server program object by the processor of the computer configures the computer
to implement functions, including functions to:

(A) establish a second thread of execution in response to receipt of the request for the service from the user client;
(B) send, by the second thread of execution, the request for the service received from the user client to the front end proxy
server connection swapper program object;

(C) receive, by the second thread of execution, the response from the target server to the request for the service received
from the user client from the front end proxy server connection swapper program object; and

(D) forward, by the second thread of execution and to the user client, the response from the target server to the request
for the service received from the user client; and

execution of the front end proxy server connection swapper program object by the processor of the computer configures the
computer to implement functions, including functions to:

(i) associate the second thread of execution established by the front end proxy server external server program object with
the one of the first threads of execution in receipt of the request for the service received from the user client and the
other one of the first threads of execution sending the response from the target server to the request for the service received
from the user client;

(ii) receive, from the second thread of execution established by the front end proxy server external server program object,
the request for the service received from the user client;

(iii) send, to the one of the first threads of execution, the request for the service received from the user client;
(iv) receive, from the other one of the first threads of execution, the response from the target server to the request for
the service received from the user client; and

(v) send, to the second thread of execution, the response from the target server to the request for the service received from
the user client.

US Pat. No. 9,182,953

HYBRID DYNAMIC CODE COMPILING DEVICE, METHOD, AND SERVICE SYSTEM THEREOF

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A hybrid dynamic code compiling method, comprising:
step A: receiving and parsing a first dynamic code to divide the first dynamic code into compilable blocks and non-compilable
blocks;

step B: generating a native code according to the compilable blocks; and
step C: revising the non-compilable blocks to generate a second dynamic code, wherein the second dynamic code has function
calls which communicate between the first dynamic code and the native code;

wherein at the step A, extracting structured codes, batches of object or class information, and batches of variable information
from the first dynamic code to generate blocks, dividing the blocks into the compilable blocks and the non-compilable blocks,
and determining whether each of the blocks is a possible compilable block based on an established symbol table, and then performing
a type inference on each of the possible compilable blocks to determine whether each of the possible compilable blocks is
the compilable block.

US Pat. No. 9,181,430

WEAR AND FRICTION PROPERTIES OF ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS WITH ULTRA-HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE

SABIC Global Technologies...

1. A composition, comprising:
(a) from about 30% by weight to about 97% by weight of polymer, wherein the polymer comprises polyetherimide, polyetheretherketone,
polyamide, polyoxyalkylene, polyalkylene terephthalate, or a mixture thereof; and

(b) from about 3% by weight to about 30% by weight ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, wherein the ultra-high molecular
weight polyethylene comprises above 0% by weight to about 10% by weight of a surface modifier, wherein the surface modifier
comprises a halogen.

US Pat. No. 9,184,541

TERMINAL AND TERMINAL-PROVIDED WIRE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A terminal-provided wire, comprising:
a wire with a core whose end is exposed; and
a terminal crimped to the end of the core and connectable to a mating side;
wherein the terminal includes:
a rear terminal portion with a bottom plate portion on which the core is to be placed, a pair of wire barrel portions respectively
laterally extending from opposite ends of the bottom plate portion and to be crimped to wind around the core on the bottom
plate portion, an easily breakable portion extending in an axial direction from the bottom plate portion and to be broken
at the time of disassembling, and a first fixing portion extending in the axial direction from the easily breakable portion;
and

a front terminal portion formed separately from the rear terminal portion and having an auxiliary crimping portion to be placed
on and overlapped with the bottom plate portion in such a manner as to be sandwiched between the bottom plate portion and
the core and to be crimped to the core together with the wire barrel portions to partly highly compress the core, a second
fixing portion to be fixed to the first fixing portion in such a manner as to be placed on and overlapped with the first fixing
portion, and a connecting portion extending in the axial direction from the second fixing portion and to be connected to the
mating side.

US Pat. No. 9,182,430

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A VALUE OF A RESISTOR

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method of measuring a value of a resistor, which comprises:
providing a first RC element, formed of a first capacitor and a further resistor and having a first time constant, and charging
the first capacitor to a first voltage;

providing a second RC element, formed of a second capacitor and the resistor to be measured and having a second time constant,
and charging the second capacitor to a second voltage;

if the first time constant is greater than the second time constant, the first voltage is smaller than the second voltage,
and vice versa, and a ratio of the first voltage to the second voltage is 1/K;

with an evaluation circuit, initiating a discharge of the capacitors and measuring a time interval that elapses from a start
of the discharge of the capacitors to an instant at which the first and second voltages across the capacitors are equal, and
determining a value of the resistor to be measured from the values of the first and second capacitors, of said further resistor,
the ratio of the first voltage to the second voltage, and the measured time;

wherein said evaluation circuit is configured to determine the value of the resistor according to the formula
wherein:
RL is the value of the resistor to be measured;

CL is the capacitance of the second capacitor;

T0 is the measured time interval;

RR a resistance of the first resistor;

CR is a capacitance of the first capacitor;

K is a ratio of the first voltage to the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,185,765

ARRANGEMENT HAVING AT LEAST ONE METAMERIC ILLUMINATING DEVICE, AND PASSENGER CABIN

Diehl Aerospace GMBH, Ue...

1. An arrangement having at least one metameric illuminating device which comprises at least a first, second, third and fourth
LED and an internal controller for changing the colour rendering index of a light produced by additive colour mixing of the
first, second, third and fourth LED with the aid of a prescribed colour, having an external controller for setting a parameter
(K) influencing the colour rendering index, and having a data transmitting device for transmitting the parameter (K) to the
internal controller of the at least one metameric illuminating device, the internal controller comprising a program for carrying
out a method for changing the colour rendering index with the following steps:
determining a colour locus corresponding to the prescribed colour in the RGB colour triangle;
calculating first intensity ratios I1R:I1G:I1B corresponding to the colour locus for the first, second and third LED from the RGB colour triangle;

selecting an R/G/B/W colour sub-triangle which is contained in the RGB colour triangle and contains the colour locus and of
which one corner is formed by the colour locus of the fourth LED and whose two other corners are formed by two of the three
colour loci of the RGB colour triangle;

calculating second intensity ratios I2W:I2F1:I2F2 corresponding to the colour locus for the fourth LED and for the two further colour LEDs from the R/G/B/W colour sub-triangle;

calculating third intensity ratios I3W:I3R:I3G:I3B in accordance with the following relationship:

I3W:I3R:I3G:I3B=K*(I1R:I1G:I1B)+(1?K)*(I2W:I2F1:I2F2),

K being the parameter with 0?K?1; and
calculating pulse width modulation values (PWM) corresponding to the third intensity ratios I3W:I3R:I3G:I3B for each of the LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,185,718

CENTRALIZED COEXISTENCE MANAGER FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF MULTIPLE RADIOS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying, by a first coexistence manager (CxM) entity, one or more transceivers and a second coexistence manager (CxM)
entity associated with the one or more transceivers;

determining, by the first CxM entity, properties of the one or more transceivers;
generating, by the first CxM entity, one or more configuration parameters to be used by the second CxM entity; and
providing the one or more configuration parameters from the first CxM entity to the second CxM entity to enable the first
CxM entity and the second CxM entity to interact to cooperatively manage events associated with the one or more transceivers
based on notifications provided by the one or more transceivers, in which management of a functionality relating to coexistence
in association with the one or more transceivers is divided between the first CxM entity managing a first portion of the functionality
and the second CxM entity managing a second portion of the functionality, and in which the first portion is distinct from
the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,185,708

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAPPING OF ABSOLUTE POWER GRANT VALUES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a signal indicating enhanced absolute grant value channel information, wherein the enhanced
absolute grant value channel information is indicative of a modulation type; and

a processor configured to:
determine a segment of an absolute grant value table based on the signal;
determine an absolute grant value from the segment of the absolute grant value table; and
send data in accordance with the determined absolute grant value and the modulation type.

US Pat. No. 9,185,225

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING DIGITAL MESSAGES CONTAINING AT LEAST AUDIO

Cellco Partnership, Bask...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising steps of:
obtaining a digital representation of a message having at least audio from a mailbox of a user in a server;
automatically converting, by a processor, speech contained in the audio of the message to corresponding text;
automatically converting, by the processor, the audio of the message to a corresponding spectral diagram, the spectral diagram
being a frequency domain representation of the audio of the message;

presenting a unified display on a computing device screen containing both the text and the spectral diagram to the user;
automatically editing the text in response to one or more user inputs in relation to the presentation of the text;
using the spectral diagram to remove sound in the audio that does not correspond to the text; automatically editing, by the
processor, the digital representation of the message, including the audio of the message, in a manner corresponding to the
editing of the text;

annotating the text in response to one or more user inputs in relation to the presentation of the text;
annotating the digital representation of the message, including the audio of the message, in a manner corresponding to the
annotating of the text; and

storing, in the server, the edited and annotated digital representation of the message.

US Pat. No. 9,185,001

BACKHAUL NETWORK PERFORMANCE MONITORING USING SEGMENTED ANALYTICS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:
monitoring, by a collector device, traffic associated with a network device;
determining, by the collector device, a time at which a particular portion of the traffic was received by the network device;
identifying, by the collector device, one or more attributes associated with the particular portion of the traffic;
determining, by the collector device, one or more performance indicators associated with the particular portion of the traffic;
determining, by the collector device, whether an alert threshold, relating to the traffic, has been met, the determining being
based on at least one of:

the one or more attributes associated with the particular portion of the traffic, and
the one or more performance indicators associated with the particular portion of the traffic; and
outputting, based on determining that the alert threshold has been met, and by the collector device, information regarding:
the time at which the particular portion of the traffic was received by the network device,
the one or more attributes associated with the particular portion of the traffic, and
the one or more performance indicators associated with the particular portion of the traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,183,439

METHOD OF SEARCHING FOR PARAMETERIZED CONTOURS FOR COMPARING IRISES

Thales, (FR)

1. A method for detecting outlines for iris comparison, comprising:
selecting N candidate outlines of circular form by applying a circle search technique to an image of edges of an iris,
optimizing the form and the position of the N candidate outlines, the optimized candidate outlines being determined by using
parametric models, a set of parameters being determined for each candidate outline by minimizing a quantity of energy E(C),

selecting the best optimized candidate outline
wherein the quantity of energy E(C) associated with a candidate outline C is equal to the sum of the edge energy Eedge(C) and of the region energy Eregion(C) of said outline.

US Pat. No. 9,182,682

INSPECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESSING CELL AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:
printing a pattern on a substrate surface using an exposure apparatus and a patterning device including a pattern for creating
the printed pattern, the patterning device pattern configured to generate the printed pattern that includes a structure that
includes an asymmetry that varies with a variation in a focus focus-related property of the exposure apparatus;

projecting a radiation beam onto the printed pattern on the substrate surface;
detecting radiation reflected from the printed pattern on the substrate surface;
measuring an asymmetry in the detected radiation reflected from the printed pattern; and
determining, from the measured asymmetry, the focus-related property of the exposure apparatus.
US Pat. No. 9,180,444

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CATALYST FOR USE IN PRODUCTION OF METHYLAMINE COMPOUND, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING METHYLAMINE COMPOUND

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing a catalyst for use in the production of a methylamine compound, the catalyst comprising a modified
crystalline silicoaluminophosphate salt molecular sieve, wherein the method comprises:
a moisture control step of adsorbing moisture onto a crystalline silicoaluminophosphate salt molecular sieve in an amount
of 5 to 30 wt % of the crystalline silicoaluminophosphate salt molecular sieve; and

a step of heating the crystalline silicoaluminophosphate salt molecular sieve having moisture adsorbed thereon under a pressure
of 0.1 MPa or more and at a temperature of 130 to 350° C. for 5 to 40 hours.

US Pat. No. 9,182,520

OPTICAL MATERIAL PRODUCTION PROCESS, OPTICAL MATERIAL AND OPTICAL LENS

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A production process for an optical material using, as raw materials thereof, a compound (a), a compound (b), a compound
(c), a compound (d) and a compound (e) as shown below,
the process comprising the following steps 1 to 5:
Step 1: a step of obtaining a first liquid by dissolving the compound (b) in the compound (a);
Step 2: a step of obtaining a second liquid by adding the compound (e) mixed with a portion of the compound (d) to the first
liquid obtained in Step 1 and mixing;

Step 3: a step of obtaining a reaction mixture by adding the compound (c) to the second liquid obtained in Step 2 and reacting
the resulting mixture under reduced pressure;

Step 4: a step of obtaining a resin composition for an optical material by adding the remainder of the compound (d) to the
reaction mixture obtained in Step 3 and mixing; and

Step 5: a step of obtaining an optical material by casting and polymerizing the resin composition for an optical material
obtained in Step 4; wherein,

compound (a) is bis(?-epithiopropyl) sulfide
compound (b) is sulfur;
compound (c) is m-xylylene diiisocyanate;
compound (d) is bis(2-mercaptoethyl) sulfide;
compound (e) is pentaerythritol tetrakismercaptopropionate;
the amount of compound (a) added is 60 parts by weight to 95 parts by weight based on a value of 100 parts by weight for the
total amount of compounds (a) to (e);

the amount of compound (b) added is 0.1 parts by weight to 5 parts by weight based on a value of 100 parts by weight for the
total amount of compounds (a) to (e);

the ratio of the total amount of the compounds (b), (c), (d) and (e) to compound (a) ranges from 40:60 to 5:95 parts by weight
for the total amount of compounds (a) to (e);

and
the portion of compound (d) that is mixed with compound (e) in step 2 consists of 2 parts by weight or less of compound (d),
based on a value of 100 parts by weight for the total amount of the compound (a), compound (b), compound (c), compound (d)
and compound (e).

US Pat. No. 9,185,584

DUAL CONTROLLER FUNCTIONALITY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
a first radio access network (RAN) serving a user equipment device (UE), wherein the first RAN includes a primary controller
and a secondary controller, wherein the primary controller manages bearer connectivity and tracking area updates for the UE
in the first RAN and the primary controller has a primary signaling interface with a second RAN, and wherein the secondary
controller has a secondary signaling interface with the second RAN, wherein in a first mode of operation, inter-RAN signaling
to facilitate transition of the UE from being served by the first RAN to being served by the second RAN passes over the primary
signaling interface between the primary controller and the second RAN;

detecting failure of the primary signaling interface; and
responsive to detecting the failure, transitioning from the first mode of operation to a second mode of operation in which
the inter-RAN signaling to facilitate transition of the UE from being served by the first RAN to being served by the second
RAN instead passes over the secondary signaling interface between the secondary controller and the second RAN, and in which
the primary controller still manages bearer connectivity and tracking area updates for the UE in the first RAN.

US Pat. No. 9,184,551

LASER APPARATUS AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus, comprising:
a master oscillator;
an optical unit provided in a beam path of a laser beam from the master oscillator;
a beam adjusting unit provided upstream from the optical unit in a beam path of the laser beam and configured for adjusting
at least a beam path of the laser beam;

a first detection unit provided between the beam adjusting unit and the optical unit in a beam path of the laser beam and
configured for detecting the laser beam and outputting a detection value pertaining to the beam path of the laser beam;

a second detection unit provided downstream from the optical unit in a beam path of the laser beam and configured for detecting
the laser beam; and

a controller configured for controlling the beam adjusting unit based on outputs from the first and second detection units.

US Pat. No. 9,184,487

RESONANTOR STRUCTURE FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A resonator structure for a wireless power transfer system, comprising:
a resonator, which is to transfer wireless power; and
a dielectric substance to cover the resonator and fix the resonator therein,
wherein the dielectric substance includes at least one exposure region to selectively expose at least one portion of the resonator.

US Pat. No. 9,184,149

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH AN INTERLOCKING WIRE BOND

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a die attach pad;
a major surface comprising at least a surface of the die attach pad;
a semiconductor die mounted on the major surface;
an interlocking wire bond disposed on the major surface, the interlocking wire bond having a first end, a second end and a
center portion interposed between the first end and the second end; and

an adhesive material configured to adjoin the semiconductor die and the die attach pad, wherein the adhesive material covers
at least partially the center portion of the interlocking wire bond.

US Pat. No. 9,183,783

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An organic EL display device, comprising:
an array of a plurality of pixel circuits, each of the pixel circuits including:
an organic EL element;
a storage capacity for holding a voltage corresponding to an image signal;
a drive transistor for applying a current to the organic EL element, the current corresponding to the voltage of the storage
capacity; and

a current switch for either connecting or disconnecting the drive transistor with the organic EL element; and
an inter-pixel switch for connecting or disconnecting a node located between the organic EL element and the current switch
in one of a pair of the pixel circuits that are adjacent to each other and a node between the organic EL element and the current
switch in the other of the pair of the pixel circuits, and in a three-dimensional image display period in which the voltage
of the storage capacity of one of the pixel circuits in the pixel circuit pair is updated, turning the current switch in the
one of the pixel circuits to a disconnected state and turning the current switch in the other of the pixel circuits to a connected
state, applying a current in response to the voltage of the storage capacity of the other of the pixel circuits to the organic
EL elements of the pixel circuits that form the pixel circuit pair to cause the organic EL elements to emit light.

US Pat. No. 9,183,757

DIETING SUPPORT SYSTEM AND DIETING SUPPORT METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A dieting support system comprising:
a terminal device comprising
a selective semiconductor gas sensor configured to detect a component of biogas and that measures concentration of the biogas;
and

a communication interface configured to transmit a measured result by the selective semiconductor gas sensor to a server;
and

the server comprising
an analyzing function that accumulates and analyzes a measured result by the selective semiconductor gas sensor;
a timing determination function that determines timing for taking a meal or for doing exercise, depending on an analyzed result
by the analyzing function; and

a meal-intake determination function that determines whether the meal is taken within a predetermined time period, wherein
when the timing determination function determines, based on the analyzed result by the analyzing function, that it is the
timing for taking the meal or for doing the exercise, and when the meal-intake determination function determines that the
meal is not taken within the predetermined timer period, a message which recommends taking the meal is sent from the server
to the terminal device, and

when the timing determination function determines, based on the analyzed result by the analyzing function, that it is the
timing for taking the meal or for doing the exercise, and when the meal-intake determination function determines that the
meal is taken within the predetermined time period, a message which recommends dong the exercise is sent from the server to
the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,185,751

DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device, comprising:
a power supply configured to output at least one of a high-side output potential and a low-side output potential;
a display in which pixels are arranged and which receives power supply from the power supply;
a voltage detector configured to detect at least one of a high-side applied potential to be applied to at least one of the
pixels in the display and a low-side applied potential to be applied to at least one of the pixels in the display which is
the same as or different from the at least one of the pixels to which the high-side applied potential is to be applied;

a voltage regulator configured to regulate at least one of the high-side output potential and the low-side output potential
outputted by the power supply to set, to a predetermined potential difference, a potential difference between (i) at least
one of the high-side applied potential and the low-side applied potential and (ii) a reference potential; and

at least one of:
a high-side potential detecting line having one end connected to the at least one pixel for which the high-side applied potential
is detected and the other end connected to the voltage detector, for transmitting the high-side applied potential to the voltage
detector; and

a low-side potential detecting line having one end connected to the at least one pixel for which the low-side applied potential
is detected and the other end connected to the voltage detector, for transmitting the low-side applied potential to the voltage
detector.

US Pat. No. 9,184,667

SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER WITH PRIMARY-SIDE DYNAMIC LOAD DETECTION AND PRIMARY-SIDE FEEDBACK AND CONTROL

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A switching power converter comprising:
a transformer including a first primary winding coupled to an input voltage, a second primary winding, a secondary winding
coupled to an output of the switching power converter, and an auxiliary winding on a primary side of the transformer, output
voltage across the secondary winding being reflected as feedback voltage across the auxiliary winding;

a first switch coupled to the first primary winding of the transformer, current in the primary winding being generated responsive
to the first switch being turned on and not generated responsive to the first switch being turned off, the feedback voltage
being generated across the auxiliary winding during off-cycles of the first switch;

a second switch coupled to the second primary winding of the transformer, current in the second primary winding being generated
responsive to the second switch being turned on and not being generated responsive to the second switch being turned off,
the feedback voltage being also generated across the auxiliary winding during off-cycles of the second switch; and

a controller coupled to the first switch and the second switch, the controller being configured to generate a first control
signal to turn on or turn off the first switch at a first switching frequency and, responsive to the first switching frequency
dropping below a threshold frequency, generate a second control signal to turn on or turn off the second switch at a second
switching frequency that is higher than the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,184,337

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method for producing a layer structure, the method comprising:
providing a carrier substrate having a silicon surface; and
depositing a layer sequence on the silicon surface in a growth direction;
wherein the layer sequence contains a GaN layer formed with gallium nitride,
wherein the layer sequence contains a first masking layer formed with silicon nitride,
wherein the first masking layer succeeds at least part of the GaN layer in the growth direction, and
wherein the first masking layer is deposited after depositing any GaN layer in the layer sequence and the layer sequence is
free of any masking layer in between the GaN layer and the silicon surface.

US Pat. No. 9,183,990

ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POLYMER COMPOSITION, ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POLYMER MATERIAL, ELECTROCONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE, ELECTRODE AND SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR

NEC Tokin Corporation, M...

1. An electroconductive polymer composition, consisting of an electroconductive polymer in which a dopant is doped, a water-soluble
polymer resin, and a solvent which comprises water and an organic solvent whose dielectric constant is higher than that of
water,
wherein the water-soluble polymer resin is at least one selected from the group consisting of polyacrylic resins, polystyrene
resins, polyester resins, polyether resins, polyamide resins, phenol resins and vinyl resins,

wherein the water-soluble polymer resin comprises a hydrophilic sulfonic acid group, and
wherein the water-soluble polymer resin does not function as a dopant of the electroconductive polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,182,219

OVERLAY MEASUREMENT BASED ON MOIRE EFFECT BETWEEN STRUCTURED ILLUMINATION AND OVERLAY TARGET

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An overlay measurement method, comprising:
providing a structured illumination, the structured illumination defining an illumination grid according to an illumination
pitch distance;

illuminating a first overlay target located on a first process layer utilizing the structured illumination, wherein the first
overlay target includes a plurality of line features spaced equally apart from each other according to a target pitch distance
different from the illumination pitch distance;

illuminating a second overlay target located on a second process layer utilizing the structured illumination, wherein the
second overlay target includes a plurality of line features spaced equally apart from each other according to the target pitch
distance;

obtaining an image of the first overlay target illuminated by the structured illumination and an image of the second overlay
target illuminated by the structured illumination;

measuring a first relative displacement between the first overlay target and the structured illumination;
measuring a second relative displacement between the second overlay target and the structured illumination; and
measuring an overlay between the first overlay target and the second overlay target based on their relative displacements
with respect to the structured illumination.

US Pat. No. 9,181,188

ARYL UREAS AS KINASE INHIBITORS

Bayer Healthcare LLC, Wh...

1. A dispersible powder which comprises a compound of formula (I),

wherein,
Y is OR1 or NHR2,

Hal is chlorine or bromine,
R1 is H or C1-C6 alkyl,

R2 is H, OH, CH3 or CH2OH,

Z1 and Z2 are each H or OH, wherein only one of Z1 or Z2 can be OH,

X1 to X7 are each, independently, H, OH or O(CO)C1-C4 alkyl, and

n is 1,
or a salt thereof, or an isolated stereoisomer thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,181,575

DETECTION AND ENUMERATION OF MICROORGANISMS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method for detecting and enumerating viable microorganisms in a sample suspected of containing said microorganisms, the
method comprising:
(1) contacting said microorganisms of said sample with at least one repair compound and a growth medium, and
(2) incubating the product of step (1), and
(3) detecting and quantifying said viable microorganisms,
in which the microorganisms are of the species Legionella pneumophila,
in which the repair compound directly or indirectly causes an effect on the metabolism to reduce the oxidative stress of the
microorganism,

wherein the growth medium is a buffered charcoal yeast extract (BCYE) or glycine, vancomycine, polymyxine B, cycloheximide
(GVPC) agar growth medium,

wherein the repair compound is a mixture of pyruvic acid or a salt thereof and glutamic acid or a salt thereof and
wherein the ratio of glutamic acid or a salt thereof and pyruvic acid or a salt thereof is in the range between 1:1 and 50:1.

US Pat. No. 9,185,819

SEQUENCED ORTHOGONAL DISCONNECTION OF ELECTRONIC MODULES

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. An electronic enclosure comprising:
a first electronic module physically connected to a second electronic module that vertically disengages from the first electronic
module;

a third electronic module physically connected to the second electronic module, the third electronic module horizontally disengages
from the second electronic module, and;

a handle that forces the third electronic module to horizontally disengage from the second electronic module and subsequently
forces the second electronic module to vertically disengage from the first electronic module.

US Pat. No. 9,185,739

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING CELL RESELECTIONS AND TRANSITIONS TO AND FROM AN ENHANCED CELL—FACH STATE

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for handling cell reselections, the method comprising:
performing cell reselection;
determining whether high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) reception is enabled by determining if HS-DSCH common system
information is included in System Information Block (SIB) 5 or SIB 5bis and if a value of a variable HS_DSCH_RECEPTION_OF_CCCH_ENABLED
is set to TRUE; and

performing a medium access control (MAC) reset in response to the HS-DSCH reception being enabled.

US Pat. No. 9,184,691

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC DRIVE AND ELECTRIC DRIVE

ABB TECHNOLOGY OY, Helsi...

1. A method for controlling an electric drive having an inverter and an electric motor supplied by the inverter, wherein during
a first operating state of the electric drive the method comprises:
a) running the electric drive in a desired operating point;
b) determining an input power of the electric drive;
c) determining a value of an output voltage of the inverter or a value of a flux reference of the inverter with which the
determined input power of the electric drive is lowest by varying the value of the output voltage of the inverter or the value
of the flux reference of the inverter;

d) determining a value of a switching frequency of the inverter with which the determined input power of the electric drive
is lowest by varying the value of the switching frequency of the inverter; and

e) storing the operating point together with the determined value of the output voltage of the inverter or the determined
value of the flux reference of the inverter and the determined value of the switching frequency of the inverter; and

wherein during a second operating state of the electric drive the method comprises:
using the stored value of the output voltage of the inverter or the stored value of the flux reference of the inverter and
the stored value of the switching frequency of the inverter whenever running the electric drive in the operating point stored
together with said values.

US Pat. No. 9,184,488

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY DEVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A panel antenna, comprising:
a three-dimensional cross- and dual-polarization radiating element comprising a support topped by a radiating plane, the support
including at least two tubular portions;

a mechanical structure; and
a dielectric member comprising:
a central area comprising a first fastening mechanism configured to secure the radiating element to the dielectric member,
the first fastening mechanism including at least one protrusion configured to fit into an opening of a corresponding tube
of the two tubular portions of the support of the radiating element;

two lateral areas at opposing ends of the dielectric member, each lateral area comprising a second fastening mechanism configured
to secure a longitudinal edge of the mechanical structure to the dielectric member; and

an intermediate area configured to provide a flexible linking between the central area and each lateral area;
wherein the second fastening mechanisms are hook-shaped and configured to hook onto the longitudinal edges of the mechanical
structure.

US Pat. No. 9,183,782

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An image display device comprising:
a light-emitting element;
a first capacitor which holds a voltage;
a driving transistor having a gate electrode connected to a first electrode of the first capacitor, and a source electrode
connected to a first electrode of the light-emitting element, the driving transistor causing the light-emitting element to
emit light by applying, to the light-emitting element, a drain current corresponding to the voltage held by the first capacitor;

a second capacitor having a first electrode connected to a second electrode of the first capacitor;
a first power source line connected to a drain electrode of the driving transistor, for determining a potential of the drain
electrode of the driving transistor;

a second power source line connected to a second electrode of the light-emitting element, for determining a potential of the
second electrode of the light-emitting element;

a third power source line connected to the first electrode of the first capacitor, for supplying a first reference voltage
defining a voltage value of the first electrode of the first capacitor;

a fourth power source line connected to a second electrode of the second capacitor, for supplying a second reference voltage
defining a voltage value of the second electrode of the second capacitor;

a data line for supplying a signal voltage to the second electrode of the first capacitor;
a first switching element provided between the first electrode of the first capacitor and the third power source line, the
first switching element setting the first reference voltage to the first electrode of the first capacitor;

a second switching element having two terminals one of which is electrically connected to the data line and the other of which
is electrically connected to the second electrode of the first capacitor, the second switching element switching between a
conducting state and a non-conducting state between the data line and the second electrode of the first capacitor;

a third switching element provided between the first electrode of the light-emitting element and the second electrode of the
first capacitor, the third switching element switching between a conducting state and a non-conducting state between the first
electrode of the light-emitting element and the second electrode of the first capacitor;

a driving circuit which controls the first switching element, the second switching element, and the third switching element;
a first scanning line connected to the first switching element, the second switching element, and the driving circuit; and
a second scanning line connected to the third switching element and the driving circuit,
wherein, at a start of a reset period in a non-light-emitting period during which the third switching element is non-conducting,
the driving circuit starts (i) setting a data voltage from the data line to the second electrode of the first capacitor, (ii)
setting the first reference voltage from the third power source line to the first electrode of the first capacitor and the
gate electrode of the driving transistor, and (iii) setting a fixed voltage corresponding to a potential of the second power
source line to the source electrode of the driving transistor, the start of the reset period being a time at which the first
switching element and the second switching element are made conducting by applying an on-voltage to the first scanning line;

in the non-light-emitting period after making the first switching element and the second switching element non-conducting
by applying an off-voltage to the first scanning line, the fixed voltage corresponding to the potential of the second power
source line is set to the source electrode of the driving transistor; and

in a light-emitting period, the driving circuit causes the light-emitting element to emit light, by applying a potential difference
between the first electrode and the second electrode of the first capacitor, between the gate electrode and the source electrode
of the driving transistor to cause a current to flow between the drain electrode and the source electrode of the driving transistor
according to a potential difference between the gate electrode and the source electrode of the driving transistor, the light-emitting
period being a period during which the first switching element and the second switching element are non-conducting and the
third switching element is conducting made via the second scanning line.

US Pat. No. 9,182,679

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A lithographic apparatus, comprising:
a movable table;
a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of a substrate;
a liquid supply system configured to at least partly fill a space between the projection system and the movable table with
a liquid;

a member that is located above the movable table and that extends along at least a part of the boundary of the space between
the projection system and the movable table, the member configured to at least partly confine the liquid in the space; and

a gas outflow port separate from the body of the member and configured to exhaust a flow of gas that at least partly confines
humid gas in a volume around and in contact with the liquid in the space.

US Pat. No. 9,183,836

ADAPTIVE VOICE PRINT FOR CONVERSATIONAL BIOMETRIC ENGINE

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A computer-implemented method of updating voice prints over time, the computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, by a processor, at least two voice prints;
calculating, by the processor, a score associated with each of the at least two voice prints, and an aggregate score being
a combination of the associated scores of the at least two voice prints;

receiving, by the processor, a new voice print after receiving the at least two voice prints;
calculating, by the processor, a score associated with the new voice print;
comparing, by the processor, the score associated with the new voice print to the aggregate score; and
in response to the comparing, determining that the score associated with the new voice print is within an expected degree
in comparison to the aggregate score, and updating, by the processor, a voice print store with the new voice print, the expected
degree being determined at least in part by (i) a length of time between when the at least two voice prints were received
and when the new voice print was received, and (ii) an age of a person whose voice provides a basis for the at least two voice
prints.

US Pat. No. 9,182,641

SIGNAL LINE STRUCTURE OF A FLAT DISPLAY

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A signal line structure disposed between a gate driver and a display area of a display, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of first metal layers, wherein the first metal layers are arranged in parallel in the substrate and extended along
a first direction;

a first insulation layer, wherein the first insulation layer covers the first metal layers;
a plurality of second metal layers, wherein the second metal layers are disposed on the first insulation layer, the second
metal layers are arranged parallel to the first metal layers and extended along the first direction, the first insulation
layer is interposed between the first metal layers and the second metal layers to prevent the first metal layers from directly
contacting the second metal layers, and one of the first metal layers and a corresponding one of the second metal layers parallelly
transmit an identical signal from the gate driver over a first resistance, the first resistance formed by the one of the first
metal layers and the corresponding one of the second metal layers is lower than a resistance formed by any one of the one
of the first metal layers and the corresponding one of the second metal layers alone;

a second insulation layer, wherein the second insulation layer is disposed on the second metal layers and the first insulation
layer;

a plurality of third metal layer, wherein the third metal layers are disposed on the second metal layers, and the first metal
layer is electrically connected to the second metal layer through the third metal layer; and

a plurality of first contact windows formed in the first insulation layer,
wherein the second metal layers are wider than the first metal layers on a second direction perpendicular to the first direction
and shorter than the first metal layers on the first direction, so that one of the second metal layers partially covers a
corresponding first metal layer of the first metal layers and exposes two exposed portions of the corresponding first metal
layer opposite to each other, and two corresponding contact windows of the first contact windows are formed on the two exposed
portions of the corresponding first metal layer respectively, so that the corresponding first metal layer of the first meal
layers couple with corresponding third metal layer of the third metal layers through the two corresponding contact windows
of the first contact windows.

US Pat. No. 9,180,908

LANE KEEPING SYSTEM AND LANE CENTERING SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A lane keeping system for use in a vehicle driving in a lane on a road, said lane keeping system comprising:
a controller;
a lane delimiter detection device;
said lane delimiter detection device comprising a camera disposed behind a windshield of the vehicle and having a field of
view through the windshield and forward of the vehicle;

wherein the controller is responsive to an output of the lane delimiter detection device that is indicative of a sensed position
of a left lane delimiter on the road on a left side of the vehicle and a sensed position of a right lane delimiter on the
road on a right side of the vehicle,

wherein, responsive to the output of the lane delimiter detection device, the controller is operable to:
a) establish a safe zone having a left safe zone delimiter based on the sensed position of the left lane delimiter and a right
safe zone delimiter based on the sensed position of the right lane delimiter, wherein the safe zone has a width between the
left and right safe zone delimiters,

b) take a corrective action responsive to the controller determining that the vehicle is at risk of unintentionally leaving
the safe zone, wherein the corrective action is at least one action selected from the group of actions consisting of (i) notifying
the driver that the vehicle is at risk of leaving the safe zone and (ii) applying a steering correction to the vehicle, and

c) adjust the positions of the left safe zone delimiter and the right safe zone delimiter so as to adjust the width of the
safe zone, wherein the controller adjusts the positions responsive to the vehicle remaining within the safe zone for a selected
period of time and without any corrective action being taken during that selected period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,185,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING REDUNDANT ENHANCED UPLINK ALLOCATION REQUESTS AND FAULT-ISOLATING ENHANCED UPLINK TRANSMISSION FAILURES

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:
circuitry configured to store uplink data for transmission;
the circuitry is further configured to produce scheduling allocation information based on the stored uplink data and to transmit
the scheduling allocation information;

the circuitry is further configured to start a timer;
the circuitry is further configured in response to receiving a scheduling allocation to reset the timer and to transmit the
uplink data in accordance with the scheduling allocation; and

the circuitry is further configured in response to not receiving a scheduling allocation and on expiration of the timer to
produce and transmit the same or updated scheduling allocation information and to reset the timer.

US Pat. No. 9,185,470

REMOTE PROCESSING OF CONTENT

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A method for obtaining information relating to features of content, the method comprising:
forwarding a plurality of representations of the content, extracted from the content by a client unit, to a server, the plurality
of representations of the content being a subset of available representations of the content, and each of the plurality of
forwarded representations of the content having a different level of granularity;

forwarding at least one additional representation of the content, extracted from the content by the client unit, to the server
in an event of a request by the server; and

obtaining information relating to the features of content from the server by the client unit.

US Pat. No. 9,184,784

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIGITAL PREDISTORTION FOR A SWITCHED MODE POWER AMPLIFIER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

2. An apparatus comprising:
a digital predistortion block comprising:
a first processing unit configured to receive an input signal and predistort a baseband representation of the input signal
at a carrier frequency; and

second processing units configured to receive the input signal and predistort a baseband representation of the input signal
at one or more harmonic frequencies;

the digital predistortion block configured to generate an output signal based on the predistorted baseband representation
of the input signal and transmit the output signal to a power amplifier;

wherein the second processing units are configured to predistort based on an m-th power of the baseband representation of
the input signal and predistort based on an m-th power of a conjugate of the baseband representation of the input signal,
wherein m is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 9,184,725

ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE

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

1. An acoustic wave device comprising:
a substrate;
a lower electrode formed on the substrate;
at least two piezoelectric films formed on the lower electrode;
an insulating film located between the at least two piezoelectric films; and
an upper electrode formed on the at least two piezoelectric films,
wherein outer peripheries of upper and lower surfaces of an uppermost piezoelectric film out of the at least two piezoelectric
films in a region in which the lower electrode and the upper electrode face each other are positioned further in than an outer
periphery of the upper electrode,

wherein in a region in which the outer peripheries of the upper and lower surfaces of the uppermost piezoelectric film are
positioned further in than the outer periphery of the upper electrode, outer peripheries of upper and lower surfaces of a
lowermost piezoelectric film out of the at least two piezoelectric films are positioned further out than the outer periphery
of the upper electrode; and

wherein no electrode is formed between the lower electrode and the upper electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,184,257

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A method of fabricating a bipolar transistor on a semiconductor substrate, the method comprising:
forming a first region of semiconductor material having a first conductivity type in the semiconductor substrate;
forming a collector region of semiconductor material having a second conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type
overlying the first region;

forming a second region of semiconductor material having the first conductivity type that abuts the first region;
forming a base region of semiconductor material having the first conductivity type within the collector region of semiconductor
material; and

providing an electrical connection between the base region and the second region, the electrical connection resulting in the
base region and the second region having the same electrical potential.

US Pat. No. 9,183,889

DISK DRIVE HAVING A TOP COVER CHANNEL VENTED TO A CENTRAL CAVITY VIA A HOLE THROUGH A BOTTOM LAND

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A disk drive comprising:
a disk drive base comprising a central cavity surrounded by a peripheral wall; and
a top cover attached to the disk drive base and disposed over the central cavity to define a disk drive enclosure, the top
cover having a central top face that defines a central top face plane;

a disk rotatably attached to the disk drive base within the central cavity and disposed within the disk drive enclosure; and
a foil seal adhered to the central top face;
wherein the central top face of the top cover includes a first channel that has a bottom land that is depressed towards the
disk relative to the central top face plane,

wherein the foil seal covers the first channel,
and wherein the first channel is vented to the central cavity by a hole through the bottom land of the first channel.

US Pat. No. 9,182,850

TOUCH TYPE ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY APPARATUS

E INK HOLDINGS INC., Hsi...

1. A touch type electrophoretic display apparatus, comprising:
at least one photo-controlled voltage source generating at least one reference voltage according to the intensity of environmental
light, wherein the level of said reference voltage gets lower/higher as the intensity of environmental light increases/decreases;
and

a plurality of photo sensing circuits, each of said photo sensing circuits comprising:
a photo transistor, having a first gate terminal, a first channel terminal, and a second channel terminal, said first gate
terminal coupled to a turn-off voltage, said first channel terminal coupled to a supply voltage, and said photo transistor
generating a channel current according to an incident light, wherein said channel current gets larger/smaller as the intensity
of said incident light increases/decreases;

a light intensity storing capacitor, having a first electrode and a second electrode, said first electrode of said light intensity
storing capacitor is coupled to said second channel terminal of said photo transistor and said second electrode of said light
intensity storing capacitor is coupled to said at least one photo-controlled voltage source and receiving said at least one
reference voltage, and said light intensity storing capacitor used for integrating said channel current to generate a photo
sensing voltage at said first electrode; and

an output switch, having a second gate terminal, a third channel terminal, and a fourth channel terminal, said output switch
is coupled to two electrical components consisting of said light intensity storing capacitor and said photo transistor, said
second gate terminal coupled to an output scan voltage, said third channel terminal of said output switch has couplings consisting
of two couplings being said third channel terminal of said output switch is coupled to said first electrode of said light
intensity storing capacitor and said second channel terminal of said photo transistor, and said fourth channel terminal used
for providing an output signal;

wherein, when the intensity of the environmental light decreases, the reference voltage provided by the at least one photo-controlled
voltage source to the photo transistor of a corresponding photo sensing circuit of the plurality of photo sensing circuits
is increased to be an increased reference voltage, and when the intensity of the environmental light increases, the reference
voltage provided by the at least one photo-controlled voltage source to the photo transistor of the corresponding photo sensing
circuit of the plurality of photo sensing circuits is decreased to be an decreased reference voltage;

wherein the photo-controlled voltage source provides the increased reference voltage and the decreased reference voltage to
the photo transistor of the corresponding photo sensing circuit of the plurality of photo sensing circuits as the intensity
of environmental light decreases and increases, respectively;

wherein said at least one photo-controlled voltage source including an output terminal connected to said third channel terminal
of said output switch through said second electrode of said light intensity storing capacitor and having no terminal directly
connected to said third terminal of said output switch.

US Pat. No. 9,182,103

LASER LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A laser light source device comprising:
a laser light source for emitting laser light through a laser emission aperture thereof;
a condenser lens disposed in front of said laser light source in a laser emission direction to collect said laser light; and
a light guide covering said laser emission aperture so as to guide said laser light, said light guide having a reflective
surface, and said reflective surface extending from said laser light source to said condenser lens such that said reflective
surface extends along an optical axis of said laser light;

wherein said laser light source includes a laser diode having a pn joint surface and said reflective surface is oriented in
a direction orthogonal to the pn joint surface of the laser diode;

wherein said light guide has a second surface which is located opposite to said reflective surface with respect to the optical
axis of said laser light, said second surface having one of (i) an antireflective property, and (ii) a sufficient separation
distance from the optical axis of said laser light so as not to reflect said laser light; and

wherein said laser light source device satisfies the following inequality:
W<0.064?H?0.032

where ?H is a full width at half maximum angle in degrees of said laser light in a direction parallel to the pn joint surface of said
laser diode, and W is a distance in millimeters between an optical axis center of said laser light and said reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 9,181,986

CONSTANT VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A constant velocity universal joint provided with an outer joint member, an inner joint member, a shaft coupled to the
inner joint member, and a boot mounted directly or via a separate member to the outer joint member and the shaft, the constant
velocity universal joint characterized in that the boot is a molded article of a silicone rubber composition including silicone
rubber, iron oxide, titanium oxide, and barium zirconate and not including a rare earth element-containing compound.

US Pat. No. 9,185,821

BRACKET AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Beijing Lenovo Software L...

1. A bracket for an electronic device comprising a first shell at least including a first track and a second shell at least
including a second track, said bracket being adapted to connect said first shell with said second shell, wherein said bracket
comprises a first shaft adapted to be connected with said first shell and movable along said first track and a second shaft
adapted to be connected with said second shell and movable along said second track and an integrally first connection member
having a first end rotatably connected with said first shaft and a second end rotatably connected with said second shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,182,599

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD), comprising:
a first screen for displaying first coded data associated with first exchange information;
a processing circuit for outputting the first coded data to the first screen; and
an eyeglass frame for carrying the first screen and the processing circuit;
wherein the eyeglass frame comprises a frame, a first handle and a second handle, the frame is located between the first handle
and the second handle and the first screen is disposed on the first handle.

US Pat. No. 9,182,587

MANUFACTURING STRUCTURE AND PROCESS FOR COMPLIANT MECHANISMS

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. A MEMS device comprising:
a substrate; and
a first beam having a height to width aspect ratio of at least 4:1, wherein the first beam completely encloses the boundary
of a space in a plane parallel to the plane of the substrate, and wherein at least a portion of the first beam forms at least
a portion of an actuator,

wherein the height of the beam is in a direction orthogonal to the plane of the substrate and the width of the beam is in
a direction parallel to the plane of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,182,341

OPTICAL SURFACE SCANNING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An optical scanning system, comprising:
a light source configured to provide light towards a sample, wherein the light source provides the light to the sample with
a moving optical beam spot;

a spectrometer configured to collect light reflected from the sample; and
a moving sample positioning stage that supports the sample during an optical measurement of the sample using the light source
and the spectrometer, wherein the moving sample positioning stage rotates the sample in at least one direction while reflected
light is being collected during the optical measurement of the sample;

wherein the moving optical beam spot is rotated synchronously with the sample while reflected light is being collected during
the optical measurement such that the moving optical beam spot rotates as the sample rotates and the moving optical beam spot
illuminates a specific location on the sample during the optical measurement; and

wherein the spectrometer collects reflected light data from the sample during the optical measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,181,992

TORQUE CONVERTER FOR MOTOR VEHICLE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A torque converter assembly, comprising:
an engine output shaft;
a turbine including a turbine frictional element rotatably fixed thereto;
a transmission input shaft;
a converter housing rotationally fixed to the output shaft and including a housing frictional element;
a lock-up clutch including a disc-shaped member rotationally fixed to and axially slidable on the input shaft;
a first hydraulic fluid filled cavity applying pressure to a first side of the disc to axially move the member along the input
shaft toward engaging the housing frictional element to mechanically couple the input shaft to the output shaft;

a second hydraulic fluid filled cavity applying pressure to an opposed second side of the disc to axially move the member
along the input shaft toward engaging the turbine frictional element to mechanically couple the input shaft to the turbine;

wherein the torque converter includes two external connections for hydraulic fluid, a first connection for hydraulic fluid
that is under a converter charging pressure (CC) and a second connection for hydraulic fluid that is under a converter discharging
pressure (CDC);

wherein the lock-up clutch is configured to decouple the input shaft from both the output shaft and the turbine when the CC
is substantially equal to the CDC;

wherein the lock-up clutch is configured to couple the transmission input shaft to the engine output shaft if the CC is lower
than the CDC;

wherein the lock-up clutch is configured to couple the transmission input shaft to the turbine when the CC is higher than
the CDC; and

wherein the lock-up clutch is configured to decouple the transmission input shaft when the CC is substantially equal to the
CDC.

US Pat. No. 9,180,768

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HYBRID DRIVE DEVICE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a hybrid drive device, the method comprising:
determining a slip torque transmitted by a separating clutch, wherein the slip torque is determined as a function of a speed
characteristic of a drive shaft of at least one combustion engine at least when at least one of starting and stopping the
combustion engine; and

taking into account the determined slip torque when operating the hybrid drive device, wherein the hybrid drive device includes
the at least one combustion engine and at least one electric machine, and wherein the combustion engine and the electric machine
are mechanically connectible and operatively connectible to each other by the separating clutch,

wherein the slip torque is determined as a function of a compression torque of the combustion engine, the compression torque
being reduced after the starting of the drive shaft of the at least one combustion engine,

wherein the determined slip torque is taken into account so that the functioning of the separating clutch is checked based
on the determined slip torque,

wherein the checking of the separating clutch includes detecting faults in at least one of (i) an actuation system of the
separating clutch and (ii) a control of the separating clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,183,426

HANDHELD INDICIA READER HAVING LOCKING ENDCAP

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An indicia-reading device, comprising:
an indicia-capturing subsystem for acquiring information about indicia within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view;
and

a hand-supportable housing substantially enclosing the indicia-capturing subsystem, the hand-supportable housing including
(i) an integral battery compartment, (ii) an end cap removably engaging the battery compartment, the end cap defining a recessed
portion and a keyhole within the end cap's recessed portion, and (iii) a rotatable locking mechanism for securing the end
cap to the battery compartment;

wherein the rotatable locking mechanism comprises (i) a longitudinal blade for engaging the end cap's keyhole, the longitudinal
blade defining an axis, (ii) a head bow for positioning the rotatable locking mechanism's blade within the end cap's keyhole,
the head bow contiguously positioned atop the rotatable locking mechanism's longitudinal blade, and (iii) a clip for rotatably
restricting rotation of the rotatable locking mechanism within the end cap's recessed portion when the clip is in a locked
position and permitting rotation of the rotatable locking mechanism within the end cap's recessed portion when the clip is
in a unlocked position, the clip affixed to the rotatable locking mechanism's head bow;

wherein, when the rotatable locking mechanism is engaged in the end cap to thereby secure the end cap to the battery compartment,
the end cap's recessed portion is configured to accommodate the rotatable locking mechanism's clip in its locked position;

wherein, as measured from the center of the end cap's keyhole, the end cap's recessed portion has a minimum radius rrecess-min;

wherein, as measured with respect to the axis defined by the rotatable locking mechanism's blade, the rotatable locking mechanism's
clip has a radius rup-max when unlocked and a radius rdown-max when locked; and

wherein rup-max

US Pat. No. 9,183,326

METHOD FOR SIMULATING FRACTIONAL MULTI-PHASE/MULTI-COMPONENT FLOW THROUGH POROUS MEDIA

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method for simulating fractional flow of wetting fluids and non-wetting fluids through porous medium comprising the steps
of:
a) creating a three dimensional digital representation of a physical sample of a porous medium (Sample) containing a total
volume of fluids comprising wetting fluids and non-wetting fluids, wherein the creating comprises scanning the Sample with
a device producing a three-dimensional (3D) digital representation of porous structure of the Sample,

b) defining a first fraction of the total volume of fluids that comprises the wetting fluids and a second fraction of the
total volume of fluids that comprises the non-wetting fluids,

c) defining a value for a flow rate of the total volume of fluids flowing through the Sample,
d) assessing properties of the wetting fluids and the non-wetting fluids,
e) defining initial conditions for saturation of the wetting fluids (Sw), saturation of the non-wetting fluids (Sn), inlet
pressure of the wetting fluids (Pw) and inlet pressure of the non-wetting fluids (Pn),

f) setting conditions at the inlet face of the Sample wherein non-wetting fluids and wetting fluids enter the pores of the
Sample in separate and distinct areas, and

g) calculating pressures, saturation, and velocity vectors internal to the Sample,
h) calculating flow rates of the non-wetting fluids (Qn) through the Sample, flow rates of the wetting fluids (Qw) through
the Sample, and pressure at the outlet of the Sample,

i) repeating steps a) through h) for a predefined number of time increments, t, and
j) periodically adjusting the inlet pressures Pn and Pw using a feedback control algorithm wherein quasi-steady state values
for Qn and Qw are achieved.

US Pat. No. 9,185,687

TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION BANDWIDTH SETTING METHOD, MOBILE TERMINAL AND BASE STATION IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THAT DEFINES A PLURALITY OF SIGNAL BANDWIDTHS

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A method for setting a transmission and reception bandwidth in a radio communication system defining a plurality of bandwidths,
comprising:
accommodating mobile terminals that correspond to one or more of the plurality of bandwidths to the radio communication system
regarding transmission bandwidths of a data channel transmitted using an uplink;

providing a processing capability of a transmission bandwidth of a predetermined value greater than a minimum bandwidth in
the plurality bandwidths to every mobile terminal accommodated in the radio communication system regarding transmission bandwidths
of a pilot channel transmitted using an uplink; and

setting the transmission bandwidth of an uplink collision permissible channel transmitted from any mobile terminal in the
radio communication system to be a minimum fixed transmission bandwidth of the plurality of bandwidths,

wherein the base station in the radio communication system specifies a variable transmission band of an uplink collision permissible
channel transmitted by the mobile terminal within a range of a bandwidth used by the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,185,639

DISCOVERY AND ACQUISITION METHODS FOR DIRECTIONAL NETWORKING

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A method of assisting a radio in finding a network comprising:
establishing a search pattern and a variable search beamwidth based on distance between a plurality of existing nodes, and
wherein the search pattern includes one of the plurality of existing nodes staring at one tile in the search pattern for N
dwell times, wherein N is the number of tiles in the search pattern and N is greater than 1, and the search pattern includes
one of the plurality of existing nodes scanning all tiles in the search pattern consecutively using one dwell time each;

detecting a plurality of existing nodes at a discovery controller by receiving messages, including location and status information
via short burst data (SBD) messages, from the plurality of existing nodes on slow communications links on a slow network;

receiving a message on a slow communication link of the slow network from a new node;
determining at least one node of the plurality of existing nodes for connecting to the new node with a fast communication
link of a fast network;

transmitting a message over the slow network to the new node to provide the new node at least one instruction on how to establish
a fast communications link with the at least one node of the plurality of existing nodes for connecting the new node to the
fast network;

and based, at least in part, on the message establishing a fast communications link on the fast network between the new node
and the existing node that the new node can establish the fast communication link with, wherein the last network has a data
rate that is faster than the slow network.

US Pat. No. 9,185,531

METHOD OF HANDLING SERVICE GROUP OWNERSHIP TRANSFER IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A method of transferring ownership of a service group (SG) for a communication system comprising a converged personal network
service (CPNS) server, the service group comprising a first plurality of personal network elements (PNEs), the method comprising:
the CPNS server receiving an owner transfer request from a first PNE of the service group;
the CPNS server determining whether the first PNE possesses the ownership of the service group, after the owner transfer request
has been received; and

the CPNS server selecting a second PNE from the first plurality of PNEs of the service group, to transfer the ownership of
the service group from the first PNE to the second PNE, wherein the selection is based on a predetermined criterion, and an
owner transfer response indicates acceptance of the owner transfer request; and the CPNS server updating a service group inventory
locally to indicate that the second PNE possesses the ownership of the service group.

US Pat. No. 9,185,409

IMAGE PREDICTION ENCODING/DECODING SYSTEM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. An image predictive encoding device comprising:
a processor;
a region partitioning unit executable by the processor to partition an input image into a plurality of regions that include
a target region serving as an encoding target;

a prediction information estimation unit executable by the processor to sub-partition the target region into a plurality of
prediction regions, determine a prediction block partitioning type for the target region, predict motion information from
a previously-reconstructed signal for acquisition of each of a plurality of signals highly correlated with the respective
prediction regions, and obtain prediction information containing the prediction block partitioning type and the motion information,
the prediction block partitioning type indicating a number and region shapes of the prediction regions;

a prediction information encoding unit executable by the processor to encode the prediction information associated with the
target region;

a predicted signal generation unit executable by the processor to generate a predicted signal of the target region based on
the prediction information associated with the target region;

a residual signal generation unit executable by the processor to generate a residual signal based on the predicted signal
of the target region and a pixel signal of the target region;

a residual signal encoding unit executable by the processor to encode the residual signal generated by the residual signal
generation unit;

a residual signal restoration unit executable by the processor to decode the encoded residual signal to generate a reconstructed
residual signal; and

a recording unit executable by the processor to add the predicted signal to the reconstructed residual signal to generate
a restored pixel signal of the target region, and to store the restored pixel signal as the previously-reconstructed signal,

wherein the prediction information encoding unit includes a prediction information storage means executable by the processor
to store previously-encoded prediction information, and the prediction information encoding unit is further executable to
encode the prediction block partitioning type of the target region and store the prediction block partitioning type into the
prediction information storage means based on: the prediction information of a region neighboring the target region, a number
of previously-encoded prediction regions in the target region, and the previously-encoded prediction information of the target
region;

the prediction information encoding unit further executable to select a candidate for motion information, the candidate for
motion information for use in generation of a predicted signal of a target prediction region serving as a next prediction
region, and the candidate for motion information selected from previously-encoded motion information of a region neighboring
the target prediction region;

the prediction information encoding unit further executable to encode, according to the number of candidates for the motion
information selected, merging block information indicative of generation of the predicted signal of the target prediction
region, or encode either one of the merging block information or the motion information, wherein the merging block information
is encoded using the selected candidate for motion information and the motion information detected by the prediction information
estimation unit; and

the prediction information encoding unit further executable to store the motion information for use in generation of the predicted
signal of the target prediction region into the prediction information storage means.

US Pat. No. 9,181,257

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

1. A compound of Formula (A) having the structure:
wherein:
A is N;
R1 is L2-(substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl), or L2-(substituted or unsubstituted aryl), where L2 is a bond, O, S, —S(?O), —S(?O)2, C(?O), -(substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl), or -(substituted or unsubstituted C2-C6 alkenyl);

R2 and R3 are independently selected from H or lower alkyl;

R4 is L3-X-L4-G, wherein,

L3 is optional, and when present is a bond, or an optionally substituted or unsubstituted alkyl;

X is a bond;
L4 is a substituted or unsubstituted nitrogen containing heterocycle;

or L3, X and L4 taken together form a nitrogen containing heterocyclic ring; and

G is a Michael acceptor moiety;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate, hydrate, or salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,180,639

METHOD OF FORMING A FRONTAL TOOTHING ON AN INNER RING OF A WHEEL HUB

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method of forming, by plastic deformation, a frontal toothing on an inner ring of a wheel hub, comprising:
forming the inner ring of the wheel hub by joining of a spindle and an insert ring, the insert ring being fitted onto a side
of the spindle;

axially blocking the insert ring on the spindle by plastically deforming a first end of the spindle so as to form an upset
collar therewith which axially protrudes from the insert ring such that the insert ring is located on a first axial side of
the upset collar; and

impressing the frontal toothing onto the upset collar on a second axial side, opposite to the first axial side thereof such
that the frontal toothing is located on a side of the upset collar opposite to the insert ring; and wherein

the operation of impressing the frontal toothing directly onto the upset collar is carried out sequentially after ending the
operation of forming the upset collar, the operation of impressing the frontal toothing is carried out by a single, cylindrical-symmetry
creator tool provided with a toothing which faces toward the upset collar and is complementary to that to be obtained, by
axially impressing onto the upset collar, in sequence, one or more teeth of the complementary toothing by eccentrically pushing
the creator tool against the upset collar while the creator tool is held substantially coaxial to the wheel hub, acting peripherally
in sequence on the whole creator tool, wherein the creator tool is eccentrically pushed against the upset collar by using
a pressing head frontally delimited by a conical surface, rotating the pressing head about a first axis (B) arranged inclined
with respect to an axis of symmetry (A) of the wheel hub while simultaneously rotating the first axis (B), with precession
motion, about the symmetry axis (A) of the wheel hub, the creator tool is eccentrically pushed against the upset collar in
an indirect manner by a passive element interposed between the creator tool and an active element consisting of the pressing
head and exerting an eccentric thrust on the passive element, wherein an elastically deformable, circular flat metal plate
is used as the passive element which is frontally held against the creator tool, from a side opposite to the complementary
toothing, the elastically deformable, circular flat metal plate having a peripherally outer, thinned edge thereof which protrudes
past a corresponding radially outer edge of the creator tool and which is restrained by a restrain joint to a supporting structure
of the creator tool.

US Pat. No. 9,184,856

DETECTING WIRELESS NOISE WITHIN TIME PERIOD IN WHICH NO DATA IS PURPOSEFULLY WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATED

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

7. A computing device comprising:
a liquid crystal display (LCD);
an antenna;
a wireless communication mechanism to wirelessly communicate data over the antenna; and,
a wireless noise-reduction mechanism to:
drive the LCD at a first driving frequency;
transmit data at a data frequency within a first data frame of a plurality of data frames specified by a communication protocol;
stop transmission of the data when the first data frame has finished even though additional data is to be transmitted;
before a second data frame of the plurality of data frames has started, detect whether wireless noise is present at the data
frequency, within an inter-data frame period specified by the communication protocol;

in response to detecting that the wireless noise is present at the data frequency, drive the LCD at a second driving frequency
lower than the first driving frequency;

transmit the additional data at the data frequency within the second data frame;
stop transmission of the data when the second data frame has finished;
before a third data frame of the plurality of data frames has started, detect whether the wireless noise is still present
at the data frequency, within another inter-data frame period specified by the communication protocol;

in response to detecting that the wireless noise is no longer present at the data frequency, continue to drive the LCD at
the second driving frequency; and

in response to detecting that the wireless noise is still present at the data frequency, again drive the LCD at the first
driving frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,182,793

TABLET STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION DEVICE

Ergotron, Inc., St. Paul...

1. A tablet storage device for holding a plurality of tablets, comprising:
a generally L-shaped cart frame including:
a wheeled base including a horizontal portion and having four sides;
only one vertical portion, the only one vertical portion extending from one of the four sides of the wheeled base, the vertical
portion defining a recess; and

a translatable tray movably coupled to the horizontal portion of the wheeled base and configured to translate horizontally
from a first position adjacent the vertical portion to a second position spaced away from the vertical portion;

a first module having an end, the first module defining a selectively accessible first interior space, the first module having
a plurality of storage slots within the first interior space adapted to hold a first portion of the plurality of tablets;
and

a second module having an end, the second module defining a selectively accessible second interior space, the second module
having a plurality of storage slots within the second interior space adapted to hold a second portion of the plurality of
tablets;

a power supply system for charging each of the plurality of tablets;
wherein the cart frame is adapted to removably hold the first and second modules in a stacked arrangement on the translatable
tray coupled to the horizontal portion of the wheeled base,

wherein the recess defined by the vertical portion is configured to receive the end of the first module and the end of the
second module when the translatable tray is in the first position, and

wherein the storage slots of the first and second modules have connectors for connecting the plurality of tablets to the power
supply system.

US Pat. No. 9,181,263

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

1. An irreversible BTK inhibitor having the structure:
wherein
is a non-bicyclic heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 9,185,617

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING AN EVOLVED UTRAN

InterDigital Technology C...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:
circuitry configured to generate a first message indicating multi-mode/multi-RAT capability information, wherein the multi-mode/multi-RAT
capability information includes an indication of support for evolved universal mobile telecommunication systems (UMTS) terrestrial
radio access network (UTRAN) (E-UTRAN) and support for handover associated with UTRAN and E-UTRAN;

circuitry configured to output the first message to a transmitter for transmission to a UTRAN base station via a first UTRAN
channel:

circuitry configured to receive, from a receiver, a handover message from the UTRAN base station via a second UTRAN channel;
circuitry configured to extract first information associated with an E-UTRAN from the handover message, the first information
indicating a frequency band and a bandwidth associated with handover to the E-UTRAN; and

circuitry configured to handover to the E-UTRAN based on the handover message.

US Pat. No. 9,184,138

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED DEVICE WITH MECHANICALLY DECOUPLED ACTIVE AREA AND RELATED MANUFACTURING PROCESS

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A semiconductor integrated device comprising:
a die having a body of semiconductor material with a front surface, a back surface, and an external frame, an active area
arranged at the front surface, a coating material covering a portion of the front surface, the body including a trench arrangement
that is configured to mechanically decouple the active area from stresses, wherein the trench arrangement is configured to
release the active area from the external frame of the body; and

a package that includes mold compound and a support element, the back surface of the die being located on the support element,
the external frame being configured to absorb the stresses induced by the package.

US Pat. No. 9,182,222

SUBSTRATE PLACEMENT IN IMMERSION LITHOGRAPHY

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A lithographic projection apparatus comprising:
a substrate table configured to hold a substrate, the substrate table having a depression configured to receive the substrate;
a projection system configured to project a patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate;
a liquid supply system configured to provide a liquid, through which the patterned beam is to be projected, in a space between
the projection system and the substrate;

a sensor system configured to measure a position of the substrate or of another substrate, a sensor system configured to measure
a gap between an edge of the substrate, or of another substrate, disposed inside the depression and an edge of the depression,
or a sensor system configured to measure both the position and the gap; and

a substrate handling system configured to position, using the measurement by the sensor system or a parameter derived from
the measurement, the substrate inside the depression such that the gap between the edge of the substrate and the edge of the
depression is substantially uniform inside the depression.