US Pat. No. 9,194,413

FIXING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FIXING IN AN OPENING IN A WALL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fixing device (200) for fixing in an opening (100) of a wall of a vehicle, the fixing device (200) comprising the following features:
a support element (210) with at least one support lug (220) and an insertion opening extending through the support element (210); and

a retaining element (230) with at least one retaining arm (240) for fixing the fixing device (200) to the wall by rotation of the retaining element (230) relative to the support element (210) about an axis, wherein at least a portion of the retaining element (230) extends entirely through the insertion opening along the axis, such that a first portion of the retaining element (230) is disposed axially outside the insertion opening on a first side of the insertion opening and a second portion of the retaining
element (230) is disposed axially outside the insertion opening on a second, opposite side of the insertion opening, the first portion
including the at least one retaining arm (240), and the support lug (220) being configured to block a rotation of the support element (210) within the opening of the wall;

wherein the support lug (220) provides a support for inserting into the opening (100) of the wall, wherein the support lug (220) protects the retaining arm (240), and wherein the support lug (220) extends axially over a radially outer edge of the retaining arm (240).

US Pat. No. 9,194,157

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

1. A method for allowing an individual to inspect real estate property that has been placed for sale or rent, the real estate
property having a lockbox located proximate to an entry to the real estate property, the lockbox housing a key for gaining
access to the real estate property, said method comprising the steps of:
a) establishing a user account for the individual in a computer system of a remote service provider;
b) receiving a request at the remote service provider for allowing the individual to inspect the real estate property;
c) using the computer system of the remote service provider to authenticate the request;
d) debiting the individual's user account a fee for permitting access to the real estate property; and
e) sending an approval signal from the remote service provider after authenticating the individual's request, the approval
signal allowing the access key to be obtained from the lockbox.

US Pat. No. 9,196,174

EMBROIDERED STICKS

1. An embroidered fabric stick that is embroidered with a phrase, word, icon or artwork, for attaching to and displaying on
an article, wherein the embroidered stick comprises a reinforced hole positioned close to one of the ends of the embroidered
stick for attaching one of its ends to the article, wherein the embroidered stick is substantially rectangular in shape and
is from about 1.75 inches to about 4.5 inches in length and about 0.3 inches to about 1.0 inches in width, wherein the embroidered
stick comprises a laser-cut, satin stitch border.
US Pat. No. 9,193,963

MUTANT ENDOGLUCANASE

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A mutant endoglucanase comprising an amino acid sequence that has 90% or more sequence identity with an amino acid sequence
selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, and 37, wherein said mutant endoglucanase amino acid
sequence has an amino acid residue corresponding to the 273rd tryptophan in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 substituted
with an amino acid selected from amino acids other than aromatic amino acids and wherein said mutant endoglucanase possesses
endoglucanase activity.
US Pat. No. 9,193,793

ANTIBODIES AGAINST G-CSFR AND USES THEREOF

CSL LIMITED, Parkville, ...

1. A protein comprising an antigen binding site of an antibody, wherein the antigen binding site of the protein binds to human
granulocyte-colony stimulating factor receptor (hG-CSFR) and neutralizes granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) signaling,
wherein the protein competitively inhibits the binding of monoclonal antibody C1.2 or monoclonal antibody C1.2 G to one or
more of:
(i) a polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1 in which an alanine is substituted for the lysine at position 167 of SEQ ID NO: 1; and/or
(ii) a polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1 in which an alanine is substituted for the histidine at position 168 of SEQ ID NO: 1,wherein C1.2 comprises a VH comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2 and a VL comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3, and C1.2 G comprises a VH comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4 and a VL comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 5, wherein the antigen binding site of the protein also binds to the polypeptide
at (i) and/or (ii), and wherein the level of binding of the protein to a polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1 in which an alanine is
substituted for any one of:
(a) the arginine at position 287 of SEQ ID NO:1;
(b) the histidine at position 237 of SEQ ID NO:1;
(c) the methionine at position 198 of SEQ ID NO:1;
(d) the tyrosine at position 172 of SEQ ID NO:1;
(e) the leucine at position 171 of SEQ ID NO:1; or
(f) the leucine at position 111 of SEQ ID NO:1is lower than the level of binding of the protein to a polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1 and wherein the protein comprises a VH and a VL, wherein:
(1) the VH comprises a CDR1 comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 6, a CDR2 comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 7 and
a CDR3 comprising a sequence LGELGX1X2X3X4, wherein:

X1 is selected from the group consisting of tryptophan, glutamine, methionine, serine, phenylalanine, glutamic acid and histidine;

X2 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of phenylalanine, tyrosine, methionine, serine, glycine and isoleucine;

X3 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of aspartic acid, methionine, glutamine, serine, leucine, valine, arginine
and histidine; and

X4 is any amino acid or an amino acid selected from the group consisting of proline, glutamic acid, alanine, leucine, phenylalanine,
tyrosine, threonine, asparagine, aspartic acid, serine, glycine, arginine, and lysine; and/or

(2) the VL comprises a CDR1 comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 9, a CDR2 comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 10
and CDR3 comprising a sequence X1X2X3X4X5X6X7X8X9, wherein:

X1 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of glutamine, glutamic acid, histidine, alanine and serine;

X2 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of glutamine, valine, phenylalanine, asparagine and glutamic acid;

X3 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of serine and glycine;

X4 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of tryptophan, methionine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, isoleucine and leucine;

X5 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of glutamic acid, methionine, glutamine, tryptophan, serine, valine, asparagine,
glycine, alanine, arginine, histidine, tyrosine, lysine and threonine;

X6 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of tyrosine, methionine, isoleucine and threonine;

X7 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of proline, alanine, histidine, glycine and lysine;

X8 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of leucine, glutamine, methionine, alanine, phenylalanine, isoleucine,
lysine, histidine and glycine; and

X9 is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of threonine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, methionine, lysine, serine, histidine,
proline, tryptophan, isoleucine, glutamine, glycine and valine.

US Pat. No. 9,192,338

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS INCLUDING CONVENIENT DISPLAY OF BLOOD GLUCOSE VALUE AVERAGE AND CONSTITUENT VALUES

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. An apparatus for patient condition monitoring comprising:
a memory device for storing a plurality of the medical data levels along with their respective dates and time of day they
were taken;

an annunciator;
a user input device; and
a processing device connected to, said memory device, said annunciator and said user input device and programmed to calculate
an average medical data level using at least n stored medical data levels selected from a subset of the stored medical data
levels in said memory device that correspond to stored medical data levels taken during a selected time period where n is
an integer greater than or equal to 2, the n stored medical data levels being constituent values of the average medical data
level, and to sequentially annunciate the average medical data level and respective ones of the constituent values via said
annunciator by, receiving a first user input from said user input device to annunciate a first medical data level from among
the constituent values, annunciating the first medical data level in response to said first user input, receiving a second
user input from said user input device to annunciate a second medical data level from among the constituent values, and annunciating
the second medical data level in response to said second user input;

wherein said annunciator comprises a display device and the average medical data level and the constituent values are annunciated
using a display screen, said display screen comprising a first area for displaying one value from the group consisting of
the average medical data level and the constituent values, and a second area configured to simultaneously display n indicators
corresponding to respective ones of the n medical data levels at least when one of said constituent values is displayed, and
said annunciator displays one of said n indicators corresponding to the constituent value currently being annunciated differently
from the other said n indicators in the second area to indicate which of the constituent values is currently being annunciated.

US Pat. No. 9,192,734

HIGH-PRESSURE CHAMBER

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. High pressure chamber in the form of a multi-part pumping chamber with nozzle outlet (12), in which a liquid (2) is placed under pressure up to 5000 bar,
wherein said chamber comprises a central part (123), a nozzle holder (133) and a support ring (126), wherein at least one of said central part (123), nozzle holder (133) and support ring (126) consists of a metal,

wherein the at least one of said central part (123), nozzle holder (133) and support ring (126) that consists of a metal is at least partly covered by a second material region, wherein the second material region comprises
at least one of a central part second material region (123b) directly injection-molded onto the central part (123), a nozzle holder second material region (133b) directly injection-molded onto the nozzle holder (133), and a support ring second material region (126b) directly injection-molded onto the support ring (126), and

wherein on the at least one of said central part (123), nozzle holder (133) and support ring (126) that consists of a metal, the second material region forms all surfaces that are in direct contact with the liquid during
operation of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,196,049

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REGRESSION-BASED 4D MITRAL VALVE SEGMENTATION FROM 2D+T MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SLICES

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method of mitral valve segmentation from a plurality of 2D cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) slices, comprising:
detecting a set of mitral valve landmarks in each of the 2D CMR slices;
estimating mitral valve contours in each of the 2D CMR slices based on the detected landmarks; and
reconstructing a 3D mitral valve model from the mitral valve contours in the 2D CMR slices using a trained regression model.

US Pat. No. 9,194,844

DESTRUCTION-FREE AND CONTACTLESS INSPECTION METHOD AND INSPECTION APPARATUS FOR SURFACES OF COMPONENTS WITH ULTRASOUND WAVES

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. A method of nondestructive and contactless testing of components (3), wherein ultrasonic waves (6) are irradiated onto a surface of a component (3) at a predefinable, non-perpendicular angle of incidence (9) using an ultrasonic transmission sound transducer (1) spaced apart from the surface of the component (3) and ultrasonic waves (7) reflected from the surface of the component (3) are detected,
characterized in that
an ultrasonic intensity of the ultrasonic waves (7) reflected at the surface of the component (3) detected by antenna array elements (2n) of an ultrasonic antenna array (2) configured for detecting ultrasonic waves (7) is detected,

and
a phase shift of the ultrasonic waves irradiated and guided at the surface of the component is determined therefrom
with respect to the ultrasonic waves (7) directly reflected at the surface of the component (3).

US Pat. No. 9,195,532

DISPLAY PROCESSING SYSTEM, DISPLAY PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A display processing system comprising:
a display unit that displays occurrence status information of a failure, which has occurred due to heat accumulation of a
server that provides a service, for a predetermined period of time, according to a level of an effect of said failure on said
service and also displays energy efficiency information of said server for said predetermined period of time so as to be associated
with said failure occurrence status information; and

a degree-of-effect calculation unit that calculates a degree of effect of heat accumulation for said predetermined period
of time on operation of said service on the basis of occurrence status information of said heat accumulation of said server,
said occurrence status information of said failure due to said heat accumulation, or a level of an effect of heat accumulation
on said service for said predetermined period of time,

wherein said display unit displays said energy efficiency information of said server for said predetermined period of time
and said degree of effect on said operation of said service so as to be associated with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,193,814

HETEROGENEOUS SUPPORTS FOR HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSTS

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A supported catalyst comprising:
(a) a catalyst precursor, wherein the catalyst precursor comprises at least one aromatic group and at least one active catalytic
metal, wherein the at least one catalytic metal is selected from the group of Group 3-10 metals of the Periodic Table; and

(b) a support material, wherein the support material comprises one or more oligomers having 10 mol % to 11 mol % of a terminal
unsaturated group, wherein the one or more oligomers do not comprise either an aromatic group or a heteroatom and wherein
the catalyst precursor contacts the support material in the presence of a Lewis acid by Friedel Crafts alkylation to form
a supported catalyst precursor; and

(c) a co-catalyst, wherein the co-catalyst contacts the supported catalyst precursor to form the supported catalyst.

US Pat. No. 9,197,127

POWER SUPPLY CONTROLLER

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A power supply controller to be connected to a power supply path for supplying power from a power source to a load and
to be connected to an external manual input switch, the power supply controller being configured to control power supply from
the power source to the load and comprising:
a switch circuit to be provided between the power source and the power supply path, the switch circuit being configured to
switch the power supply from the power source to the load between on and off; and

a power-supply-path protection circuit configured (i) to control switching operation of the switch circuit according to a
power-supply command signal that commands to start or terminate the power supply to the load and is output based on a turn-on
operation or a turn-off operation of the external manual input switch, (ii) to calculate a temperature of the power-supply
path, and (iii) if the calculated temperature reaches a predetermined upper limit, to inhibit the switch circuit from the
power supply, thereby protecting the power-supply path,

wherein if the power-supply-path protection circuit receives the power-supply command signal which commands to terminate the
power supply to the load and is output based on the turn-off operation of the external manual input switch, in case the power
supply by the switch circuit is inhibited, the power-supply-path protection circuit removes the inhibition of the power supply
by the switch circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,193,444

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE AERODYNAMIC LIFT OF AN AIRCRAFT

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A lift arrangement for an aircraft, comprising:
an aircraft fuselage section with an outside,
an aerodynamic lift body attached to the outside of the aircraft fuselage section and extending from the aircraft fuselage
section outwardly,

a drive means, and
a pair of movably held add-on bodies arranged upstream of a leading edge of the aerodynamic lift body,
wherein the add-on bodies are connected to the drive means and are configured to be moved to a neutral position wherein the
add-on bodies finish off so as to be flush with the outside of the aircraft fuselage section and to be moved to at least one
activation position wherein the add-on bodies extend from the outside of the aircraft fuselage section outwardly,

wherein the add-on bodies comprise an aerodynamically effective surface and are equipped in the at least one activation position
with airflow to generate vortices that impinge on the aerodynamic lift body, thus leading to an increase in lift on the aerodynamic
lift body,

wherein the aerodynamic lift body is a moveable horizontal stabilizer attached to the aircraft fuselage section and is moveable
by a trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator, and

wherein the drive means is coupled to the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator in such a manner that when the horizontal
stabilizer is moved from a neutral position to a desired adjustment position, movement of the add-on bodies from the neutral
position to the activation position takes place.

US Pat. No. 9,196,339

RESISTANCE-BASED MEMORY CELLS WITH MULTIPLE SOURCE LINES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A device comprising:
a memory cell comprising a resistance-based storage element coupled to multiple access transistors, wherein a coupling configuration
of the multiple access transistors to multiple conductive lines stores a first data value while the resistance-based storage
element stores a second data value, wherein the first data value comprises a read-only memory (ROM) data value and wherein
the second data value comprises a random access memory (RAM) data value.

US Pat. No. 9,197,680

ESTABLISHING AND CONTROLLING AUDIO AND VOICE BACK CHANNELS OF A WI-FI DISPLAY CONNECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for using a back channel for communicating in a Wi-Fi peer-to-peer remote display connection, comprising:
connecting with a source device via a Wi-Fi peer-to-peer remote display connection;
receiving, from the source device, a message requesting an audio type; and
transmitting streaming audio or voice communications from a sink device to the source device using a back channel of the Wi-Fi
peer-to-peer remote display connection.

US Pat. No. 9,196,354

MEMORY RESISTOR ADJUSTMENT USING FEEDBACK CONTROL

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a memristor characterized by a non-volatile electrical resistance;
a feedback controller configured to adjust the non-volatile electrical resistance to one or more particular values between
a first limiting value and a second limiting value, the feedback controller electrically coupled to the memristor in a closed-loop
control arrangement at least during the adjustment of the non-volatile electrical resistance;

wherein the feedback controller is further configured to monitor an instantaneous electrical resistance of the memristor during
adjustment of the non-volatile electrical resistance to either the first or second limiting value and to stop the adjustment
based on the instantaneous electrical resistance reaching a desired resistance at either said first or second limiting value;

the feedback controller further configured to adjust the non-volatile electrical resistance of the memristor by way of proportional-integral-derivative
control.

US Pat. No. 9,198,222

TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

International Business Ma...

1. A telecommunication network comprising:
a radio access network; and
a network switching subsystem for communicating with the radio access network and with a demand-driven, dynamically-configurable
IP based cloud computing infrastructure,

wherein the network switching subsystem comprises a plurality of cloud-based processing nodes,
each cloud-based processing node comprising:
a software instance of a network switching function, wherein the network switching function comprises:
an instance of a call session control function,
a radio control function, and
a home subscriber service database for processing requests for communication services from subscribers,
a provisioning component for provisioning a request for each subscriber to join the telecommunication network,
a high availability component for sending requests for each cloud-based processing node to send a functional acknowledgement
and receiving a message that at least one cloud-based processing node is failing, for analyzing past activity of each processing
node and analyzing a geographical area of each subscriber request, for detecting in response to the analyzing a pattern for
the plurality of cloud-based processing nodes of past activity and geographical area, and for determining in response to the
detecting whether additional processing resources are required by the at least one of the cloud-based processing nodes or
whether the at least one of the cloud-based processing nodes can be powered down because of a minimal amount of network traffic
being detected, and

a failure recovery component for selecting one of a hot recovery, a warm recovery, and a cold recovery, wherein the hot recovery
selects an alternative processing node to recover the failed at least one cloud-based processing node, wherein the warm recovery
selects the alternative processing node to run asynchronously from the failed at least one cloud-based processing node, and
wherein the cold recovery starts an alternative processing node that is not running.

US Pat. No. 9,197,553

USING A VIRTUAL INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS TO REPRESENT DUALLY CONNECTED HOSTS IN AN INTERNET PROTOCOL OVERLAY NETWORK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
at a first router device in a network, receiving a packet from a first host device that is destined for a second host device
in the network;

determining that the first host device is dually-connected to the first router device and a second router device in the network,
wherein the second router device is part of a virtual port channel pair with the first router device and the virtual port
channel pair has a Layer 3 address commonly associated with the first router device and the second router device;

when it is determined that the first host device is dually-connected to the first router device and the second router device,
sending to the second router device a message indicating that the first host device is connected to the second router device;

encapsulating the packet received from the first host device with an overlay header; and
sending the encapsulated packet to a third router device that is connected to the second host device, wherein the encapsulated
packet contains a Layer 2 address associated with the first host device and the Layer 3 address commonly associated with the
first router device and the second router device.

US Pat. No. 9,192,844

ATHLETIC EVENT TIMING AND DISPLAY SYSTEMS

1. A method of presenting data to the audience of a competition, the method comprising the steps of:
gathering, via a timing device, first heat timing data during a first heat;
receiving, via a communication device, a participant selection indicative of an alert preference for a competitor;
comparing, via a computing device, the participant selection to the first heat timing data and to a competition schedule;
generating, via the computing device, an alert indicative of when the competitor's next scheduled heat will take place, the
alert based on said comparing step;

presenting, the alert via a display.

US Pat. No. 9,192,190

CONTINUOUS SYSTEM AND PROCEDURE OF STERILIZATION AND PHYSICAL STABILIZATION OF PUMPABLE FLUIDS BY MEANS OF AN ULTRA-HIGH PRESSURE HOMOGENIZATION

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE B...

5. Procedure of sterilization and physical stabilization of pumpable fluids, food, or other type of fluids, through ultra-high
pressure homogenization, from a continuous system that includes a first heat exchanger for pre heating, from which preheated
fluid is sent to an ultra-homogenizer that has a high-pressure valve, where the fluid is introduced at pressures between 200
and 600 MPa; at least one second refrigerating exchanger to reduce fluid temperature after coming out from the ultra-homogenizer;
an aseptic tank which receives the cooled food and from which the cooled food is pumped to an aseptic packaging machine, comprising:
a stage of pre-sterilization of the system which comprises the ultra-homogenizer-up to connection with the aseptic tank, in
which water is introduced in the system and pressure is raised up to 300-600 MPa, the ultra-homogenizer stops and a fluid
inlet is closed, then water steam is added until the water stream reaches a temperature of 140° C., keeping the temperature
during 30-60 min; and pre-sterilization of the aseptic tank by a steam injection process until the aseptic tank reaches a
temperature of 140° C., keeping the temperature during 30-60 min, and double jacket cooling, keeping a positive pressure with
sterilized air through filters at 0.4-6 bars of pressure,

once the system is working with water in a continuous and stable manner at the selected temperature and pressure for the fluid
treatment, and after passing through the first preheat exchanger 1, the fluid is introduced at a temperature Tp between 40 and 90° C. and at a pressure Pu between 200 and 600 MPa, in the ultra-homogenizer valve, so the fluid achieves a temperature Tu, which is kept after coming out from the valve during 0.1 to 1 s, and

after staying in the ultra-homogenizer, the fluid is cooled down through the refrigerating exchanger, where cooling temperature
is adjusted at value Te, depending on the product, the fluid is then sent to the aseptic tank, from which the fluid is pumped and lately packaged
in an aseptic packaging machine.

US Pat. No. 9,198,129

SIGNAL ENCODING METHOD AND DEVICE, METHOD FOR ENCODING JOINT FEEDBACK SIGNAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


and
wherein D represents discontinuous transmission (DTX), A represents Acknowledgement (ACK), N represents Negative Acknowledgement
(NACK), AA represents ACK_ACK, AN represents ACK_NACK, NA represents NACK_ACK, and NN represents NACK_NACK.

US Pat. No. 9,198,011

HANDLING OF SEGMENTATION OF ETWS MESSAGES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented by a user terminal of receiving warning messages, the method comprising:
detecting a warning event while monitoring a paging channel while in idle mode;
starting a timer responsive to detection of a new warning message segment;
receiving two or more warning message segments on the paging channel, each warning message segment including a message identifier
field to discriminate warning message segments belonging to different warning messages;

detecting whether a warning message is new based on the value of the message identifier field;
restarting the timer responsive to detection of a new warning message;
aborting reception of a current warning message segment and returning to the idle mode, when the timer expires and if reception
of all prior warning message segments having the same value in the message identifier field is incomplete; and

reassembling the warning message from the received warning message segments having the same value in the message identifier
field.

US Pat. No. 9,196,476

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising performing a cycle a predetermined number of times, the cycle
comprising:
(a) supplying a source gas containing a predetermined element, carbon and a halogen element and having a chemical bond between
the predetermined element and carbon to a substrate; and

(b) supplying a reactive gas including a borazine compound to the substrate,
wherein the cycle is performed under a condition where a borazine ring structure in the borazine compound and at least a portion
of the chemical bond between the predetermined element and carbon in the source gas are preserved to form a thin film including
the borazine ring structure and the chemical bond between the predetermined element and carbon on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,197,898

SIGNALING SIGNED BAND OFFSET VALUES FOR SAMPLE ADAPTIVE OFFSET (SAO) FILTERING IN VIDEO CODING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for sample adaptive offset (SAO) filtering in a video decoder, the method comprising:
receiving an entropy encoded bit stream;
decoding the entropy encoded bit stream;
extracting from the decoded bit stream SAO band parameters for a first non-overlapping region wherein the SAO band parameters
comprises a sequence of values of magnitudes of SAO band offsets without sign followed by signs of only the non-zero values
of magnitudes of the SAO band offset values in the decoded bit stream; and

performing SAO filtering of the first non-overlapping region using the extracted SAO band parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,198,121

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE SCANNING BASED ON RANGE AND MOVEMENT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method of scanning for access points (APs), the method comprising:
measuring a variable related to range and movement of a mobile device, the mobile device executing code to perform the measuring,
the variable including received signal strength indications (RSSI);

analyzing whether the variable is significant enough to trigger a first scan request, the mobile device executing code to
perform the analyzing;

scanning for APs in response to the first scan request, the mobile device executing code to perform the scanning;
wherein analyzing further includes that when the RSSI is greater than a first range threshold, a scan interval is set to refrain
from scanning and the mobile device waits for further received signal strength measurements.

US Pat. No. 9,198,060

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM PHYSICAL COMPONENT MAINTENANCE THROUGH NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE INTERACTION

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a chassis;
a processor included in the chassis and operable to execute instructions to process information;
memory included in the chassis and interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the instructions and information;
a management controller included in the chassis and operable to perform management functions associated with components disposed
in the chassis;

a visual indicator disposed at the chassis and interfaced with the management controller to indicate a status of one or more
components determined by a management function;

a network interface device interfaced with the processor and the management controller, the network interface device operable
to communicate information with a local area network;

a near field communications (NFC) device interfaced with the management controller and operable to communicate with an external
NFC device;

a maintenance module interfaced with the management controller, the maintenance module operable to receive a request communicated
to the NFC device from an external NFC device for a maintenance code associated with the visual indicator and, in response
to the request, to send the maintenance code from the NFC device to the external NFC device with a NFC communication;

a maintenance tool stored in memory of a portable information handling system having the external NFC device and operable
to send the request for the maintenance code with an NFC communication, receive the maintenance code with the NFC communication,
and determine a component fault associated with the maintenance code;

a display integrated with the portable information handling system and interfaced with the maintenance tool, the display operable
to present the component fault;

a lock retaining the chassis in a closed position and wherein the maintenance module is further operable to release the lock
in response to a NFC communication sent from the maintenance tool, the maintenance tool including a key with the NFC communication,
the key provided to the maintenance tool through a local area network communication from an administrative tool upon confirmation
of the component failure;

wherein the component comprise a storage device; and
wherein the maintenance tool presents the component fault by presenting an image that depicts the position in the chassis
of the storage device having the fault.

US Pat. No. 9,196,747

LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY AND THIN FILM TRANSISTOR (TFT)

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A light emitting display, comprising:
at least one data line adapted to transmit a data signal;
at least one scanning line adapted to transmit a selected signal;
at least one pixel electrically connected to the data line and the scanning line, the pixel comprising:
a first Thin Film Transistor (TFT) adapted to respond to the selected signal and to transmit the data signal to an organic
light emitting diode;

a capacitor electrically connected to the first TFT and adapted to store a voltage corresponding to the transmitted data signal;
a second Thin Film Transistor (TFT) connected to the capacitor and adapted to supply the organic light emitting diode with
a current corresponding to the data signal selected by the selected signal;

the first TFT having a semiconductor layer forming a channel region, a drain region and a source region, the channel region
having first and second widths the second width being smaller than the first width, the source region having the first width
and the drain region having the second width, the first TFT having transfer characteristics different from the second TFT;
and

a threshold voltage compensation circuit compensating a threshold voltage of the second TFT, the threshold voltage compensation
circuit selectively transmitting an electrical current to the organic light emitting diode in response to a light emitting
controlling signal transmitted through a light emitting controlling line, the threshold voltage compensation circuit comprising:

a third Thin Film Transistor (TFT), responsive to a scanning line signal, having a drain electrode connected to a first electrode
of the capacitor and to a gate electrode of the second TFT, a source electrode of the third TFT being connected to a gate
electrode of the third TFT;

a fourth Thin Film Transistor (TFT), adapted to respond to the selected signal, having a drain electrode connected to the
gate electrode of the second TFT, a source electrode of the fourth TFT being connected to a drain electrode of the second
TFT, and a gate electrode receiving the selected signal, the gate electrode of the fourth TFT being connected to a gate electrode
of the first TFT;

a fifth Thin Film Transistor (TFT) having a drain electrode connected to a drain electrode of the first TFT, a source electrode
connected to a second electrode of the capacitor and a first power line, and a gate electrode connected to the light emitting
controlling line; and

a sixth Thin Film Transistor (TFT) having a source electrode connected to the drain electrode of the second TFT, a drain electrode
connected to an anode of the organic light emitting diode, and a gate electrode connected to the light emitting controlling
line.

US Pat. No. 9,195,467

PARALLEL PROCESSOR WITH SINGLE INSTRUCTION MULTIPLE DATA (SIMD) CONTROLLERS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A parallel for processing a plurality of different processing instruction streams in parallel, the parallel processor comprising:
a plurality of data processing units, wherein the plurality of data processing units are coupled together sequentially in
a string formation;

a plurality of SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) controllers,
wherein each SIMD controller is configured for handling an individual processing task with a subgroup of actively connected
data processing units selected from the plurality of data processing units, and each SIMD controller comprises:

a SIMD instruction fetch unit configured for fetching instructions from a memory external to the processor, and
a SIMD decode unit configured for:
decoding the instructions fetched by the SIMD instruction fetch unit,
enabling data processing units selected from the plurality of data processing units in accordance with the instructions such
that a size of a subgroup of data processing units to which each SIMD controller is actively connected can be varied dynamically
under control of the instructions, thereby permitting each SIMD controller to be actively connected to a different number
of data processing units for processing tasks, and

forwarding micro-orders generated from the instructions to enable the selected processing units, and
the instructions of the instructions streams define the sizes of the subgroups of data processing units and the order in which
the subgroups of data processing units are to be configured from one end of the string formation of the plurality of processing
units to an opposite end of the string formation;

a plurality of data movement controllers, each data movement controller of the plurality of data movement controllers being
connectable to a corresponding selected subgroup of actively connected data processing units, under control of the processing
instruction streams; and

wherein the processing units to be used for a given task are defined in a fetch map, which indicates which of all the available
data processing units are to be active in the current task to be executed, and each one of the plurality of SIMD controllers
further comprises a fetch map store for storing a corresponding fetch map.

US Pat. No. 9,197,290

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A communication system provided with an output circuit that is provided in an electricity supply apparatus supplying electricity
to a vehicle and that outputs a rectangular wave signal of given frequency and with an input circuit that is provided in the
vehicle and connected to the output circuit through a plurality of signal lines and that receives the rectangular wave signal
outputted by the output circuit, whereby a communication signal is superimposed on the signal lines so that communication
is achieved between the vehicle and the electricity supply apparatus, the communication system comprising:
a first communication unit provided in the electricity supply apparatus and transmitting and receiving a communication signal
via a first transformer connected between the signal lines;

a second communication unit provided in the vehicle and transmitting and receiving a communication signal via a second transformer
connected between the signal lines;

a first lowpass filter interposed between the output circuit and the first transformer; and
a second lowpass filter interposed between the input circuit and the second transformer, wherein
the output circuit outputs a rectangular wave signal of 1 kHz; and
a rise time and a fall time of the rectangular wave signal on an input side of the input circuit are 10 ?s or shorter.

US Pat. No. 9,193,013

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSEMBLY OF FIBERGLASS REINFORCED SUCKER RODS

CENTRAX INTERNATIONAL COR...

1. A system for manufacturing fiberglass reinforced plastic sucker rods, comprising:
(a) a station for receiving a plurality of fiberglass reinforced plastic sucker rod sections from an off-site location to
an assembly facility at or near a point of use;

(b) a station for receiving a plurality of metallic end fittings from another off-site location to the assembly facility;
and

(c) an assembly station for assembling at the assembly facility at least a portion of the plurality of sucker rod sections
with at least some of the metallic end fittings to form a completed sucker rod, wherein the assembly station comprises one
or more inspection sub-stations for inspecting the sucker rod sections, end fittings, and completed sucker rods, and wherein
one of the inspection sub-stations comprises a modified pull testing apparatus comprising a nubbin having female threading
that threadedly mates with a male threaded end area of the metallic end fittings, the nubbin including a neck area that interacts
with a collar and a machine mount, the machine mount securing the nubbin, collar, and metallic end fitting on the modified
pull testing apparatus, and comprising a plotter able to plot load and peak load vs. time for the completed sucker rods, and
elongation and maximum elongation vs. time for the fiberglass reinforced plastic sucker rod sections.

US Pat. No. 9,196,100

EQUIPMENT ARCHITECTURE FOR HIGH DEFINITION DATA

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving sensor information from a set of sensors;
generating, with a computer processor, a first set of machine monitoring data from the received sensor information;
transmitting the first set of machine monitoring data to a control system of a mobile machine over a first transmission link;
generating a second set of machine monitoring data from the received sensor information;
transmitting the second set of machine monitoring data to a processing system, separate from the control system, over a second
transmission link;

determining whether the second transmission link is interrupted; and
if so, storing the second set of machine monitoring data on a data store and resuming transmission of the second set of machine
monitoring data over the second transmission link when the second transmission link is reestablished.

US Pat. No. 9,197,585

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELAYING A PACKET TRANSMITTED FROM AND TO AN INFORMATION PROCESSOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus for relaying a packet transmitted from and to an information processor, the apparatus comprising:
a plurality of ports each configured to transmit and receive the packet;
a memory configured to store first identification information identifying the information processor in association with one
of the plurality of ports from which the packet is to be transmitted to the information processor; and

a processor configured:
to determine, when a first packet is received via a first port in the plurality of ports, whether second identification information
that is contained in the first packet and identifies a transmission destination of the first packet is stored in the memory
or not,

to transmit, when it is determined that the second identification information is stored in the memory, the first packet from
a second port associated with the second identification information, and

to transmit, when it is determined that the second identification information is not stored in the memory, the first packet
from third ports that are sequentially selected, from among the plurality of ports other than the first port, in variable
order that is dynamically determined based on a current traffic state of the plurality of ports.

US Pat. No. 9,197,145

MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS AND POWER STEERING APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A motor control apparatus configured to drive and control a three-phase brushless motor configured to rotationally drive
a driving shaft of an apparatus installed on a vehicle, the motor control apparatus comprising:
an instruction current calculator configured to calculate an instruction current value to the three-phase brushless motor
based on a driving state of the vehicle;

a PWM controller configured to output a PWM duty signal to each phase of the three-phase brushless motor according to the
instruction current value;

a bridge circuit including a switching circuit configured to be driven and controlled by the PWM duty signal, and configured
to drive and control the three-phase brushless motor;

a current sensor provided at a direct-current bus connected to the bridge circuit, and configured to detect a direct-current
bus current passing through the direct-current bus;

a phase current calculator configured to estimate current values of respective phases based on the direct-current bus current
when the PWM duty signal of a maximum phase corresponding to a longest power supply time is turned on and the duty signals
of a minimum phase corresponding to a shortest power supply time and a middle phase are turned off among the PWM duty signals
to the respective phases of the three-phase brushless motor, and the direct-current bus current when the PWM duty signal of
the maximum phase is turned on and the PWM duty signal of the middle phase is turned on;

a current feedback circuit configured to perform a feedback correction on the instruction current value based on the current
values of the respective phases estimated by the phase current calculator;

a pulse shift control circuit that estimates current values of respective phases based on the direct-current bus current and
is configured to perform pulse shift control of correcting a phase of the PWM duty signal of the maximum or the middle phase
corresponding to a timing when the PWM duty signal of the maximum or the middle phase is turned on in such a manner that a
difference between the timing when the PWM duty signal of the maximum phase is turned on and the timing when the PWM duty
signal of the middle phase is turned on can reach or exceed a second predetermined value larger than a first predetermined
value when the difference between the timing when the PWM duty signal of the maximum phase is turned on and the timing when
the PWM duty signal of the middle phase is turned on falls below the first predetermined value, and correcting a phase of
the PWM duty signal of the middle or minimum phase in such a manner that a difference between the timing when the PWM duty
signal of the middle phase is turned on and a timing when the PWM duty signal of the minimum phase is turned on can reach
or exceed the second predetermined value when the difference between the timing when the PWM duty signal of the middle phase
is turned on and the timing when the PWM duty signal of the minimum phase is turned on falls below the first predetermined
value;

a pulse shift phase switching controller provided at the pulse shift control circuit, and configured to perform pulse shift
phase switching control of switching a control target phase on which the pulse shift control is performed, when the middle
phase or the minimum phase is changed into the maximum phase, or the maximum phase or the middle phase is changed into the
minimum phase according to a change in the instruction current value; and

a phase switching subsequent correction amount calculator provided at the pulse shift control circuit, and configured to perform
phase switching subsequent correction amount adjustment control of determining a correction amount for the phase by the pulse
shift control in such a manner that a correction amount after the switching becomes smaller than a correction amount before
the switching of the phase for which the pulse shift control is performed in the pulse shift switching control.

US Pat. No. 9,196,886

SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING INSULATION BAG

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

1. A secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the
second electrode;

an insulation bag having an open top and housing the electrode assembly therein;
a case housing the electrode assembly and the insulation bag therein; and
a cap plate sealing the case,
wherein the insulation bag comprises:
a first side surface portion extending from one side of the electrode assembly to an opposite side of the electrode assembly;
a second side surface portion extending from the one side of the electrode assembly to the opposite side of the electrode
assembly and facing the first side surface portion;

a first extending portion extending from an upper end of the first side surface portion at the one side, a height of the first
extending portion above the upper end of the first side surface portion gradually increasing from one edge of the first side
surface portion to an opposite edge of the first side surface portion; and

a second extending portion extending from an upper end of the second side surface portion at the opposite side of the electrode
assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,197,130

REGULATOR DEVICE HAVING DEGRADATION DETECTION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A regulator device comprising:
a power input terminal;
a power output terminal;
a plurality of regulators each including an operating FET and a monitoring FET to be driven together with the operating FET,
the plurality of regulators being arranged in parallel between the power input terminal and the power output terminal; and

a controller configured to drive the operating FET and the monitoring FET included in one of the plurality of regulators,
the controller being configured to stop driving the operating FET and the monitoring FET included in the one of the plurality
of regulators, and being configured to drive the operating FET and the monitoring FET included in another one of the plurality
of regulators, in response to the controller determining that the monitoring FET included in the one of the plurality of regulators
has degraded by measuring an on-resistance of the monitoring FET included in the one of the plurality of regulators.

US Pat. No. 9,197,077

CHARGING CONTROL OF A BATTERY PACK OF AN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a first power receiving portion that includes at least one first terminal configured to receive a first power supplied by
a first power source;

a second power receiving portion that includes a coil configured to receive a second power supplied by a second power source;
a first battery cell;
a first charging path that couples the first power receiving portion to the first battery cell such that the first charging
path is configured to enable reception of the first power at the first battery cell;

a second battery cell;
a second charging path that couples the second power receiving portion to the second battery cell such that the second charging
path is configured to enable reception of the second power at the second battery cell;

a third charging path configured to couple the first charging path to the second charging path such that the third charging
path is configured to enable reception of the first power at the second battery cell and such that the third charging path
is configured to enable reception of the second power at the first battery cell; and

a processor configured to control on-and-off switching of the third charging path in accordance with receiving states of the
first and second powers, the first charging path and the second charging path being coupled when the third charging path is
switched on and the first charging path and the second charging path not being coupled when the third charging path is switched
off.

US Pat. No. 9,192,796

METHOD OF DONNING AND TESTING ABRASIVE BLAST RESPIRATOR

Honeywell International I...

1. A method of donning a supplied-air abrasive blast respirator comprising a hood and an attached facepiece including an exhalation
valve on the facepiece, a supplied-air inhalation valve on the facepiece, and one or more breathing filter on the facepiece,
the method comprising the steps of:
inverting the hood;
placing the facepiece of the respirator in position on a user's face;
placing head straps over a head of the user, wherein the head straps are coupled to the abrasive blast respirator, and tightening
the head straps, to form a seal of the facepiece of the respirator to the user's face;

reverting the hood of the abrasive blast respirator by pulling the hood down over the head and shoulders of the user to place
the hood in abrasive blasting configuration;

checking the seal of the facepiece of the abrasive blast respirator by blocking an opening of the exhalation valve coupled
to the facepiece and exhaling by the user to perform a positive seal check, where the opening of the exhalation valve is located
on an outside of the facepiece of the abrasive blast respirator exterior to the hood; and

checking the seal of the facepiece by blocking the one or more breathing filter coupled to the outside of the facepiece exterior
to the hood and inhaling by the user to perform a negative seal check, while the respirator is not supplied with pressurized
breathing air through the supplied-air inhalation valve;

wherein, after reverting the hood, the exhalation valve is external to the hood but shielded from the abrasive blast environment
except during checking of the seal, the supplied-air inhalation valve is external to the hood but shielded from the abrasive
blast environment except during checking of the seal, and the one or more breathing filter is external to the hood but shielded
from the abrasive blast environment except during checking of the seal.

US Pat. No. 9,196,441

MODULAR RELAY SUB-ASSEMBLY

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A modular relay sub-assembly comprising:
a first housing portion;
a second housing portion attached to the first housing portion;
a conductor having a first contact, the conductor being disposed inside a cavity formed by the first housing portion and the
second housing portion, wherein the first contact is accessible through a first opening in the first housing portion; and

a split conductor having a first portion, a second portion, and a second contact, the split conductor being disposed inside
the cavity formed by the first housing portion and the second housing portion such that the second portion is disposed at
a position electrically isolated from the first portion, wherein the second contact is accessible through a second opening
in the first housing portion and the split conductor is positioned to selectively contact the conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,198,046

ENHANCED METRICS EXCHANGE FOR A WIRELESS NETWORK

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
measuring a factor affecting the optimization of a wireless network, said factor being related to each of two or more coverage
cells;

assigning a weight related to the factor to each of said coverage cells, said coverage cells being ranked in accordance with
the assigned weights;

adjusting metrics to be reported to each of said coverage cells; and
reporting adjusted metrics to each of said coverage cells to enable each of said coverage cells to influence their respective
ABS (almost blank subframe) muting patterns in order to address the factor.

US Pat. No. 9,197,503

ENHANCED REMOTE PRESENCE

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having a computer readable program
stored therein, wherein the computer readable program, when executed on a computing device, causes the computing device to:
identify an update event for a main management module, wherein the main management module manages a set of remote presence
sessions for remote media established by a plurality of client systems;

determine whether the main management module is currently maintaining a remote presence session for a remote media established
by one of the plurality of client systems;

responsive to the main management module maintaining a remote presence session for the remote media, initiate a handoff of
the remote presence session for the remote media to an auxiliary management module; and

permit an update associated with the update event to be performed on the main management module while maintaining the remote
presence session for the remote media via the auxiliary management module.

US Pat. No. 9,192,463

BLOOD PERFUSION DEVICE

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. A perfusion device for repair of a damaged portion of a body vessel, comprising:
a tubular body being radially self-expandable from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration, the tubular body
having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen about a longitudinal axis, the tubular body comprising a plurality
of cells comprising a plurality of struts and bends interconnected to the struts;

wherein a proximal cell and a distal cell each comprises integral barbs directed away from the proximal and distal portions
respectively, each of the barbs being integral with the bends interconnecting two adjacent struts, the two adjacent struts
interconnected by the bend and integral barb expanding away from each other as the tubular body expands to the expanded configuration
and being angularly oriented with respect to each other in the expanded configuration, each of the barbs comprising a sharp
tip, a heel, and a beveled surface extending between the heel and the sharp tip, and the struts connected to the barbs being
deflected radially outward from an outer circumference of the tubular body in the expanded configuration, the barbs thereby
being self-expanding outward from the outer circumference of the tubular body;

wherein each of the two adjacent struts interconnected by the bend and integral barb comprises a first portion located away
from the barbs and a second portion located adjacent the barbs, the first portion not being deflected radially outward and
being disposed within the outer circumference of the tubular body and the second portion being deflected radially outward
in the expanded configuration to form a deflected configuration of the second portion, the first portion being 25% to 50%
of the entire length of each strut, and each of the two adjacent struts is defined by an inner surface extending to the sharp
tip and an outer surface extending to the heel, the inner surface and the sharp tip being aligned with an inner surface defining
the tubular body in the compressed configuration, the outer surface and the heel being aligned with an outer surface defining
the tubular body in the compressed configuration, and the beveled surface extending across an entire thickness of the struts
from the outer surface to the inner surface, and wherein the second portion self-expands to the deflected configuration upon
expansion of the tubular body to the expanded configuration; and

a graft attached to at least a portion of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 9,197,650

PROXY THAT SWITCHES FROM LIGHT-WEIGHT MONITOR MODE TO FULL PROXY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
passively monitoring, at a proxy device, packets passing through the proxy device of a communication session between a first
device and a second device;

determining full proxy services should be applied to the communication session at the proxy device, wherein determining comprises
determining packets associated with a sequence number greater than a determined number are to have full proxy services applied
to them, and packets associated with a sequence number less than or equal to the determined sequence number will pass through
the proxy device;

passing through the proxy device, after the determination that full proxy services should be applied, a packet of a first
exchange initiated prior to the determination; and

actively applying at the proxy device, after the determination that full proxy services should be applied, full proxy services
to a packet of a second exchange initiated after the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,197,203

CYCLE MODULATION CIRCUIT FOR LIMITING PEAK VOLTAGE AND ASSOCIATED POWER SUPPLY

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A power supply, comprising:
a cycle modulation circuit; and
a power driving unit, wherein the cycle modulation circuit is to limit voltage peak value for the power supply employing an
active clamp, the power driving unit includes a pulse width modulation (PWM) circuit to generate a PWM signal, the power driving
unit is connected to an input voltage source to receive an input power and modulate the input power to become a driving power
according to the PWM signal and send the driving power to a primary side winding of a transformer of the power supply, and
the cycle modulation circuit comprises:

a comparison unit which has two signal input ends and a signal output end to output a pulse width limit signal, one of the
signal input ends being electrically connected to the input voltage source to receive a level signal representing a voltage
value of the input power; and

a linear voltage generation unit to generate an oscillation signal of a linear voltage value, and the oscillation signal is
sent to another signal input end of the comparison unit;
wherein the comparison unit treats the level signal as a base value to compare level with the oscillation signal to modulate
and output the pulse width limit signal with a composite cycle consisting of a high level and a low level, the pulse width
limit signal being sent to the power driving unit at a rear end so that the PWM circuit thereof determines an allowable duty
cycle within a limited voltage peak value range provided by the pulse width limit signal to limit the peak value of the driving
power.

US Pat. No. 9,195,988

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ANALYSIS CYCLE TO DETERMINE INTEREST MERCHANTS

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A method, comprising:
selecting, by a computer-based system configured for determining interest merchants, a seed merchant relevant to a topic interest
to generate a seeded merchant list,

wherein the seed merchant and the seeded merchant list are associated with a keyword corresponding to a topic interest;
identifying, by the computer-based system, consumers that have completed a transaction with the at least one seed merchant
to generate a list of identified consumers;

determining, by the computer-based system, merchants that have initiated a transaction with a transaction account associated
with the identified consumers that do not correspond to the merchants of the seeded merchant list,

wherein the merchants are do not have an attribute that corresponds to the key word;
scoring, by the computer-based system, the merchants based on at least one of network connectivity, activity, or merchant
over index,

wherein the scoring generates a list of scored merchants,
wherein the scoring the merchants comprises individually calculating a preliminary merchant score and calculating a merchant
interest network score (MINS) for each merchant,

wherein the

wherein the preliminary merchant score is based on a merchant network connectivity (MNC) and a merchant network activity (MNA),
and

wherein the MINS is based on a percentage of interest consumers with at least one transaction at the merchant relative to
a percentage of all consumers with at least one transaction at the merchant;

updating, by the computer-based system, the seeded merchant list in response to a comparison of the list of scored merchants
relative to a scoring threshold,

wherein the updating the seeded merchant list comprises adding sufficiently scoring merchants and removing insufficiently
scoring merchants from the seeded merchant list;

scoring, by the computer-based system, the list of identified consumers based on at least one of a number of distinct merchants
in transaction or merchant over-indexing;

receiving, by the computer-based system and via a real time system, a request for a recommendation for a consumer via a mobile
device of the consumer;

creating, by the computer-based system and via the real time system, a list of recommended merchants based on the seed merchant
list and in response to receiving the request;

determining, by the computer-based system, a location of the consumer based on the request from the mobile device, wherein
the request includes global positioning system data from the mobile device;

adjusting, by the computer-based system and via the real time system, the seed merchant list in real time based on the location;
and

presenting, by the computer-based system, via the real time system and to the mobile device, the seed merchant list in response
to adjusting the seed merchant list based on the location.

US Pat. No. 9,198,272

TARGET GENERATION DEVICE AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A target supply device comprising:
a reservoir configured to hold a target material in its interior in liquid form;
a vibrating element configured to apply vibrations to the reservoir;
a target sensor configured to detect droplets of the target material outputted from the reservoir;
a control unit configured to set parameters based on a result of the detection performed by the target sensor;
a function generator configured to generate an electrical signal having a waveform based on the parameters; and
a power source configured to apply a driving voltage to the vibrating element in accordance with the electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,194,953

3D TIME-OF-LIGHT CAMERA AND METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A 3D time-of-flight imaging device for acquiring information about a scene, comprising:
a radiation source that generates and emits electromagnetic radiation for illuminating said scene;
a radiation detector that detects electromagnetic radiation reflected from said scene, said radiation detector comprising
one or more pixels, wherein said one or more pixels individually detect electromagnetic radiation reflected from said scene
and generate a pixel signal;

an evaluation unit that generates scene-related information from said one or more pixel signals;
an information value calculator that determines an information value of said scene-related information from a set of at least
two subsequent samples of the same pixel signal; and

a discontinuity detector that detects if in said set of at least two subsequent samples a discontinuity appears compared to
the previous set of at least two subsequent samples of the same pixel signal,

wherein said evaluation unit is further configured to determine whether to correct said detected discontinuity based on whether
data resulting from said detected discontinuity after correction is better than data resulting from said detected discontinuity
without correction.

US Pat. No. 9,194,334

PROPELLANT FEED SYSTEM FOR SWIRL-COAXIAL INJECTION

The United States of Amer...

1. A propellant feed system for swirl-coaxial injection of a liquid propellant, comprising:
a reservoir having a bottom plate;
at least one tube originating in said bottom plate and extending therefrom, said tube having a plurality of rectangular slits
defined in and distributed tangentially and evenly about a portion of said tube disposed in said bottom plate;

a plurality of drain holes in said bottom plate; and
a plurality of tunnels defined in said bottom plate, each of said tunnels fluidly coupling one of said drain holes to a corresponding
one of said rectangular slits, each of said tunnels including (i) a bend of at least 90°, and (ii) a straight portion leading
to said corresponding one of said rectangular slits wherein said straight portion is at least five times as long as a hydraulic
diameter of said corresponding one of said rectangular slits.

US Pat. No. 9,198,273

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light, the apparatus comprising:
a reference member;
a chamber fixed to the reference member, the chamber including at least one window;
a laser beam introduction optical system configured to introduce an externally supplied laser beam into the chamber through
the at least one window; and

a positioning mechanism configured to position the laser beam introduction optical system to the reference member, the positioning
member including:

three legs configured to support the laser beam introduction optical system;
three mounts fixed to the reference member, the three mounts being configured to respectively support the three legs so as
to position the laser beam introduction optical system on a predetermined plane; and

two stoppers fixed to the reference member, the two stoppers being configured to position the laser beam introduction optical
system in the predetermined plane while the three mounts respectively support the three legs.

US Pat. No. 9,198,239

DRIVER SYSTEM FOR DRIVING AT LEAST ONE LED

EldoLAB Holding B.V., Ei...

1. A driver system for driving at least one LED, the driver system comprising:
a LED driver comprising a current source connected to the at least one LED for providing an LED drive current to the at least
one LED, and a control module for controlling a flow of the LED drive current through the at least one LED; and

a power supply having a power output terminal connected to a power input terminal of the current source for providing electrical
power to the current source;

wherein the control module comprises a control signal output connected to a control signal input of the power supply for controlling
an operation of the power supply, and

wherein the control module is arranged to anticipate a load change of the current source by determining the control signal
to control the power supply during a delay between a providing of the setpoint input data to the control module and the load
change resulting from the setpoint data.

US Pat. No. 9,197,230

ATOMIC OSCILLATOR, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND MOVING OBJECT

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An atomic oscillator comprising:
a cell which encapsulates metal atoms therein;
a light source which generates light for irradiation of the cell;
a light detecting section which detects light penetrating through the cell;
a bias current control section which controls a bias current to be supplied to the light source based on intensity of light
detected by the light detecting section;

a storage section; and
a bias current setting section which performs sweep processing of sweeping the bias current and storing on the storage section
a value of the bias current and a value of the intensity of the light when the intensity of the light detected by the light
detecting section shifts from a decrease to an increase and re-sweep determination processing of setting the bias current
based on the value of the bias current stored on the storage section after the sweep processing, comparing the value of the
intensity of the light detected by the light detecting section with the value of the intensity of the light stored on the
storage section in a state where the bias current control section controls the bias current, and determining whether or not
to perform the sweep processing again in accordance with a comparison result.

US Pat. No. 9,195,047

OPTICAL FILTER AND OPTICAL MODULE HAVING OPTICAL FILTER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An optical filter comprising:
a first substrate;
a first mirror formed on the first substrate;
a second substrate coupled to the first substrate, the second substrate including a concave portion;
a second mirror formed on the concave portion and facing the first mirror; and
an electrode formed on the second substrate and around the second mirror,
the first substrate including a plurality of first hinge portions and a plurality of second hinge portions disposed inside
of the plurality of first hinge portions, the first substrate further including an intermediate portion arranged inward relative
to the plurality of first hinge portions, the intermediate portion connecting each of the plurality of first hinge portions
to one of the plurality of second hinge portions,

a first distance between one of the plurality of first hinge portions and the first mirror being larger than a second distance
between the one of the plurality of second hinge portions and the first mirror.

US Pat. No. 9,192,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CALIBRATION IN A POWERED AIR PURIFYING RESPIRATOR

Honeywell International I...

1. A self-calibrating powered air purifying respirator (PAPR), comprising:
an electric motor mechanically coupled to a blower;
an air flow sensor; and
a controller coupled to the air flow sensor and to the electric motor, wherein the controller is configured to automatically
execute a one-time self-calibration by driving the electric motor to a predefined operation point, receiving an indication
from the air flow sensor, determining a reference parameter based on the indication from the air flow sensor, and storing
the reference parameter, wherein after completion of the one-time self-calibration the controller controls the electric motor
based on the stored reference parameter;

wherein the air flow sensor comprises a first probe located in an airflow channel of the PAPR to measure a stagnation pressure
in the air flow channel and a second probe located to measure a static pressure in the air flow channel, wherein the all flow
sensor develops the indication of air flow that comprises a difference of pressure between the first and second probes; and

wherein the reference parameter is based on determining a difference between an initial value of the reference parameter and
the indication of air flow, and when the difference exceeds a tolerance value, adding the initial value and the difference.

US Pat. No. 9,197,450

SS7 MAP/LG+ TO SIP BASED CALL SIGNALING CONVERSION GATEWAY FOR WIRELESS VOIP

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of converting a call, passed over a switched telephone network, into a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call,
comprising:
receiving, at an intermediate call protocol conversion gateway, circuit-switched call signaling from a mobile switching center
(MSC);

converting, at said intermediate call protocol conversion gateway, said circuit-switched call signaling into session initiation
protocol (SIP)-based call signaling;

transmitting, from said intermediate call protocol conversion gateway, said SIP-based call signaling to a physical VoIP positioning
center (VPC);

receiving routing instruction back from said VoIP positioning center; and
routing said received routing instruction back to said mobile switching center (MSC).

US Pat. No. 9,197,333

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an access probe from a given access terminal on a given wireless link;
responsive to receiving the access probe, (a) assigning a forward-traffic channel of the given wireless link to the given
access terminal and (b) based at least in part on a forward-channel quality of the given wireless link, making a decision
between (i) transmitting a default amount of forward null-traffic data before beginning to transmit forward bearer-traffic
data on the assigned forward-traffic channel and (ii) transmitting a reduced amount of forward null-traffic data before beginning
to transmit forward bearer-traffic data on the assigned forward-traffic channel; and

transmitting on the assigned forward-traffic channel in accordance with the decision.

US Pat. No. 9,195,844

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING SENSITIVE DATA

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method for securing sensitive data in a technical environment, the method comprising:
obtaining, by a processor, a first file, wherein upon execution by a processor the first file installs on a memory a first
portion of a second file and an assembly key to assemble the second file, the assembled second file comprising the first portion
of the second file and a second portion of the second file;

executing, by the processor, the first file;
obtaining, by the processor, the second portion of the second file; and
assembling, by the processor, with the assembly key, the second file, wherein the assembled second file comprises the first
portion of the second file and the second portion of the second file;

wherein the first portion of the second file comprises bytes with no logical meaning and the second portion of the second
file comprises bytes with no logical meaning and wherein the assembled second file has logical meaning; and

wherein the first file comprises an application program that executes the assembled second file.

US Pat. No. 9,197,998

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING WIRELESS DEVICE

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a database of positioning data, each positioning data associating position information of a location with an identifier
of a wireless station for providing wireless connection at the location and a strength of a signal received at the location;

receiving a position request from a wireless device that receives an identifier and a signal strength from a specific wireless
station;

identifying the specific wireless station using the identifier to retrieve a group of positioning data from the database;
selecting a subset in the group of positioning data using the received signal strength;
determining position information of the wireless device using the selected subset of positioning data; and
calculating an estimated uncertainty value associated with the determined position information of the wireless device using
circular error probable (CEP) theory to calculate a threshold percentage of radius of the determined position information
of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,195,472

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BOOTING UP A COMPUTER BASED ON DATA CAPTURED IN A NON-VOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DURING A LEARN MODE

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A system comprising:
a first interface configured to access a hard disk drive;
a second interface configured to access a non-volatile semiconductor memory, wherein the non-volatile semiconductor memory
is separate from the hard disk drive;

a timer configured to indicate an end of a period during which a computer is booted up; and
a control module comprising a first circuit, a first processor, or a second memory, the control module configured to
in response to a first request for first data, determine whether the first data is stored in the non-volatile semiconductor
memory,

in response to the first data not being stored in the non-volatile semiconductor memory, (i) loading the first data from the
hard disk drive and booting up the computer a first time based on the first data loaded from the hard disk drive, and (ii)
while operating in a learn mode and while loading the first data from the hard disk drive, capturing a first portion of the
first data in the non-volatile semiconductor memory,

in response to the timer indicating the end of the period during which the computer is booted up the first time, ceasing the
capturing of the first data in the non-volatile semiconductor memory,

based on the first portion of the first data captured in the non-volatile semiconductor memory during the learn mode, booting
up the computer a second time,

in response to the first request and prior to accessing the first data from the hard disk drive, attempt to access the first
data from the non-volatile semiconductor memory,

while attempting to access the first data from the non-volatile semiconductor memory, record a number of cache misses and
a number of cache hits, and

in response to a ratio of the number of cache misses to the number of cache hits being greater than a threshold, store the
first portion of the first data captured during the learn mode in the non-volatile semiconductor memory.

US Pat. No. 9,192,785

DEVICE AND METHOD TO DETERMINE THE POSITION OF A COMPONENT THAT IS MOVEABLE IN A LINEAR MANNER ALONG AN ASSIGNED AXIS

1. A device for determining a position of a component that is moveable in a linear manner along an assigned axis, the device
comprising:
a reference element that extends in a direction of the assigned axis, the reference element being assigned to the component,
the component operable to be brought into mechanical contact with the reference element; and

a piezo transducer arranged on the reference element, the piezo transducer operable to generate and receive vibrations in
the material used for the reference element,

wherein the component is in mechanical contact with an edge of the reference element, on which the piezo transducer is arranged,
wherein the mechanical contact between the component and the reference element is created with a sliding or rolling element,
and

wherein the sliding or rolling element is moveable in a groove of the reference element.

US Pat. No. 9,198,054

AGGREGATE LOCATION DYNOMETER (ALD)

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. An aggregate location dynometer in a physical wireless network server, said aggregate location dynometer comprising:
a network monitor to monitor a wireless network for an indication of a viral event;
a location aggregator to obtain a location of each of a plurality of wireless devices associated with said viral event;
a crowd risk determinant, triggered by said network monitor, to determine a crowd risk based on an aggregation of said location
of each of said plurality of wireless devices associated with said viral event; and

an alert module to initiate an alert message relating to a public safety risk determined from an analysis of said viral event.

US Pat. No. 9,194,044

DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A deposition apparatus comprising:
a chamber for depositing a SiC film on a SiC substrate;
a gas inlet for supplying a deposition gas into the chamber;
a gas outlet located at a bottom section of the chamber;
a susceptor, located inside the chamber, on which to place the SiC substrate;
a liner for covering inner walls of the chamber, wherein the liner includes a head section located above the susceptor and
a barrel section inside which the susceptor is placed, an inner diameter of the head section being smaller than an inner diameter
of the barrel section;

a heater located inside the chamber so as to be positioned below the SiC substrate placed on the susceptor; and
an upper electric resistance heater cluster configured to heat the SiC substrate, and located above the susceptor and between
the inner walls of the chamber and the head section of the liner so as to surround the liner,

wherein the upper electric resistance heater cluster is divided vertically into a plurality of electric resistance heaters,
and

wherein the plurality of electric resistance heaters are independently temperature-controlled to maintain the SiC substrate
at a predetermined temperature, and

wherein a lower section of the upper electric resistance heater cluster is shaped to extend along and conform to a corner
section between the head section of the liner and the barrel section of the liner.

US Pat. No. 9,196,294

APPARATUS WITH REPULSIVE FORCE BETWEEN STATIONARY AND ROTATABLE COMPONENTS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a stator assembly configured to generate a first electromagnetic field in response to a power supplied to the stator assembly,
wherein the first electromagnetic field has a first force associated therewith;

an induction housing configured to rotate relative to the stator assembly responsive to power being supplied to the stator
assembly, wherein

the relative rotation and the first electromagnetic field induce a current within the induction housing,
the induced current generates a second electromagnetic field associated with the induction housing,
the second electromagnetic field has a second force associated therewith,
the induction housing is a squirrel cage motor with wires where the induced current flows in response to the relative rotation
and further in response to the first electromagnetic field, and

the first force and the second force are repulsive with respect to one another; and
a hub configured to rotate with the induction housing about a fluid dynamic bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,195,879

AIR/OBJECT DETERMINATION FOR BIOMETRIC SENSORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A fingerprint sensing apparatus, comprising:
a fingerprint sensor system; and
a control system capable of:
receiving fingerprint sensor data from the fingerprint sensor system;
determining fingerprint sensor data blocks for at least a portion of the fingerprint sensor data;
calculating statistical variance values for fingerprint sensor data corresponding to each of the fingerprint sensor data blocks;
and

determining, according to the statistical variance values, whether an object is positioned proximate a portion of the fingerprint
sensor system.

US Pat. No. 9,193,809

POLYETHYLENE BASED RESIN, PRODUCING CATALYST FOR THE SAME, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, HOLLOW PLASTIC MOLDED ARTICLE CONTAINING POLYETHYLENE BASED RESIN, AND USE OF THE SAME

JAPAN POLYETHYLENE CORPOR...

1. A polyethylene based resin, which satisfies requirements (1) to (5):
(1) a high-load melt flow rate (HLMFR) is from 1 to 100 g/10 min;
(2) a density is from 0.940 to 0.960 g/cm3;

(3) a strain hardening parameter ?max of elongational viscosity is from 1.05 to 1.50;
(4) a rupture time in a full notch tensile creep test and a density satisfy the following relational expression (A):
log(rupture time)??355×(density)+337.6  (A);
and
(5) a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) measured by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) is 32 or more;
wherein the polyethylene based resin is produced with an organoaluminum compound-supported chromium catalyst obtained by first
subjecting an inorganic oxide carrier having a chromium compound supported thereon to calcination activation and further supporting
an organoaluminum compound,

wherein the organoaluminum compound has formula (1):
R1nAl(OR2)3-n  (1)

n=1,2
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently an alkyl group, provided that the alkyl group of each of R1 and R2 also includes a cycloalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,194,726

SUPPORT MEMBER, DETECTION SET COMPRISING SUCH A SUPPORT MEMBER, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SUCH A DETECTION SET AND BEARING ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SUCH A DETECTION SET

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A support member for holding at least two sensors disposed next to each other and in proximity to an encoder washer, the
support member comprising:
a support member housing having an arcuate shape configured to attach to an outer ring of a bearing, the support member housing
having a flat wall oriented perpendicular to a central axis and defining a single opening;

a support member extension attached to the flat wall and in communication with the single opening and adapted to accommodate
the sensors, the support member extension being configured for positioning each of the sensors along two perpendicular directions,
the support member extension comprising an extension bottom wall spaced from the flat wall and connected thereto by a radially
inner wall and by a radially outer wall to form a volume for receiving the sensors,

a plurality of ribs are located on the radially inner wall and extend toward the radially outer wall for a length which is
less than a radial distance between the radially inner wall and the radially outer wall such that the extension defines a
plurality of slots for receiving the sensors that are each joined by an empty part of the volume which extends continuously
along the radially outer wall, the plurality of slots are distributed around a central axis and are adapted to block each
sensor in translation along an axis radial with respect to the central axis and in rotation with respect to the central axis.

US Pat. No. 9,195,307

OPERATOR CONTROL DEVICE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An operator control device having an operator control element with haptic feedback, wherein the operator element has one
or more sensors and can be activated by an operator by an inputting element, the operator control device comprising:
a first ferromagnetic two-dimensional component and a second ferromagnetic two-dimensional component arranged in parallel
to face each other and configured to move relative to each other, the second ferromagnetic two-dimensional component having
at least one ferromagnetic coil former that extends at a right angle to a plane of said first and second ferromagnetic two-dimensional
components;

a printed circuit board arranged between said first and second ferromagnetic two-dimensional components with its plane parallel
to said first and second ferromagnetic two-dimensional components, the printed circuit board having cutouts;

at least one first flat coil printed on a first surface of the printed circuit board that faces the first ferromagnetic two-dimensional
component; and

at least one second flat coil printed on a second surface of the printed circuit board that faces the second ferromagnetic
two-dimensional component,

wherein each at least one ferromagnetic coil former projects through a cutout of the printed circuit board, each ferromagnetic
coil former being surrounded by a pair of coils comprising one first flat coil and one second flat coil,

wherein said first ferromagnetic two-dimensional component is configured for one of forming the operator control element and
transmitting its movement at least partially to the operator control element,

wherein said first and second ferromagnetic two-dimensional components are configured to move with respect to each other when
at least one of said first and second flat coils is energized, and

wherein said printed circuit board is permanently arranged on a face of said second ferromagnetic two-dimensional component
facing said first ferromagnetic two-dimensional component.

US Pat. No. 9,192,414

IMPLANT FOR STABILIZING SPINOUS PROCESSES

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. An implant for stabilizing spinous processes of adjacent vertebral bodies relative to one another, the implant comprising:
A) a first contact element and a second contact element, wherein to stabilize the spinous processes, the first contact element
can be placed laterally onto a first side of the spinous processes and the second contact element can be placed laterally
onto a second side of the spinous processes, which is remote from the first side;

B) at least one clamping element, coupling to the first contact element, and movable relative to the second contact element,
the clamping element configured to extend through the intervertebral space between the spinous processes and extending through
a through-hole formed in the second contact element, the through-hole having a length, with the clamping element passing completely
through and projecting beyond the through-hole;

C) at least one fixing element, which is arranged on the second contact element and which can be brought into engagement with
the at least one clamping element to clamp the second contact element in the direction of the first contact element along
the at least one clamping element; and

D) an articulation device, by means of which at least one of the first contact element and the second contact element is arranged
so as to be movable by tilting on the at least one clamping element,

wherein:
the first contact element is movable relative to the at least one clamping element in the longitudinal direction thereof;
the at least one clamping element comprises at least one support member for support directly or indirectly on the first contact
element against a movement in the direction of the second contact element;

the articulation device comprises at least one articulation element through which the at least one clamping element extends,
said articulation element having an articulation face, which cooperates with a corresponding articulation face of the first
contact element facing away from the second contact element or a corresponding articulation face of the second contact element
facing away from the first contact element; and

the at least one articulation element comprises or forms an articulation sleeve, the at least one clamping element being displaceably
guided in its longitudinal direction through the articulation sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,198,290

WIRING SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a substrate, a material of the substrate consisting of glass or silicon, the substrate having:
a first surface formed with a first hole; and
a second surface formed with a second hole and being opposite to the first surface, the first hole being communicated with
the second hole, and the second surface of the substrate is a mounting surface on which a semiconductor chip is to be mounted;

a connection pad formed in the second hole;
a first wiring layer formed in the first hole and electrically connected to the connection pad;
a first insulation layer formed on the first surface of the substrate to cover the first wiring layer, the first insulting
layer being made of a resin material;

a second wiring layer formed on the first insulation layer and electrically connected to the first wiring layer;
a plurality of insulation layers and a plurality of wiring layers being alternately arranged to form a stack on the first
surface side of the substrate; and

a solder resist layer formed on a surface of the stack opposite to the substrate,
wherein a diameter of the first hole is gradually decreased from the first surface toward the second surface, and
a diameter of the second hole is gradually decreased from the second surface toward the first surface.

US Pat. No. 9,198,255

VOLTAGE TO CURRENT ARCHITECTURE TO IMPROVE PWM PERFORMANCE OF OUTPUT DRIVERS

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

1. A method comprising:
providing a controlled current path including a load configured and arranged to draw current from the controlled current path;
controlling current through the load in the controlled current path, in response to first and second aspects of a modulating
voltage signal, by causing a transistor circuit, including a transistor, to switch between

a current-conducting mode in which the controlled current is drawn through a first current branch,
a current-blocking mode in which the controlled current through the first current branch is blocked; and
wherein switching the transistor between the current-conducting mode and the current-blocking mode subjects junctions of the
transistor to voltage stresses due to current in the controlled current path spiking towards a breakdown threshold of the
transistor;

in response to the first aspect of the modulating voltage signal and in the current-conducting mode, using the transistor
circuit to direct current in the controlled current path through the first current branch; and

in response to the second aspect of the modulating voltage signal and in the current-blocking mode, diverting the current
in the controlled current path from the first current branch to a second current branch sufficiently fast to suppress current
spikes in the controlled current path and the junctions from reaching the breakdown threshold of the transistor and thereby
avoiding junction breakdown.

US Pat. No. 9,196,473

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN OXYNITRIDE FILM FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming an oxynitride film having a specific film thickness on a substrate by alternately repeating:
forming a specific element-containing layer on the substrate by supplying a source gas containing a specific element to the
substrate heated in a processing vessel, under a condition that a thermal decomposition reaction of the source gas is caused;

changing the specific element-containing layer to a nitride layer by supplying a nitrogen-containing gas to the substrate
heated in the processing vessel under a pressure of less than atmospheric pressure; and

changing the nitride layer to an oxynitride layer by supplying an oxygen-containing gas to the substrate heated in the processing
vessel under a pressure of less than atmospheric pressure,

interposing into the above sequences, purging of an inside of the processing vessel by supplying an inert gas into the processing
vessel,

wherein in forming the specific element-containing layer, the source gas and an inert gas, or the source gas and a hydrogen-containing
gas are supplied to the substrate through a nozzle provided at a lateral side of the substrate, and at this time, the source
gas is sprayed in parallel to a surface of the substrate more strongly than a case of spraying the inert gas in parallel to
the surface of the substrate in purging the inside of the processing vessel, by setting a flow rate of the inert gas or the
hydrogen-containing gas to a flow rate larger than a flow rate of the inert gas supplied in purging the inside of the processing
vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,193,302

VISION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:
a mirror mounting button attached at a first location at an in-cabin surface of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said
vision system;

an attachment member attached at a second location at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield;
wherein a light absorbing layer disposed at the vehicle windshield at least partially masks the presence of said attachment
member from view by a viewer who is viewing through the vehicle windshield from outside the equipped vehicle;

wherein said first location is spaced from and is separate from said second location;
an accessory module releasably attached to said attachment member;
wherein said accessory module accommodates a forward facing camera;
wherein said forward facing camera comprises a CMOS imaging device;
wherein, with said accessory module releasably attached to said attachment member at the vehicle windshield, said forward
facing camera views through the vehicle windshield; and

wherein said forward facing camera comprises a component of a camera-based driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,198,034

VALIDATING PRESENCE OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method for validating presence of a device in a confined area using a wireless local area network (WLAN) operable in
the confined area, the method comprising:
sending, by the device to a server, a first handshake message including a first key generated by the device over a connection
in a second network that is a wireless wide area network;

generating, by the server, a random second key to be returned to the device in a second handshake message over the second
network connection in response to receiving the first handshake message;

sending a WLAN probe request that has been modified to include the second key back to the server via the WLAN; and
validating whether the device is present within the confined area by the server by determining whether the second key generated
by the server is the same as the second key returned to the server in the modified WLAN probe request by the device; whereafter

taking an action by the server in response to the validating step.

US Pat. No. 9,197,268

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPENSATING FOR IQ MISMATCH IN RADIO FREQUENCY RECEIVERS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A receiver comprising:
a physical layer module configured to (i) receive a signal, and (ii) downconvert the signal to generate a downconverted signal,
wherein the downconverted signal has in-phase and quadrature phase (IQ) mismatch;

a function module configured to determine (i) a first value based on a first function and a resultant signal, and (ii) a second
value based on a second function;

a residual module configured to estimate a residual IQ mismatch based on the first value and the second value;
an IQ mismatch module configured to estimate an IQ mismatch coefficient based on the estimate of the residual IQ mismatch;
and

a compensation module configured to compensate for the IQ mismatch of the downconverted signal including generating the resultant
signal based on the estimate of the IQ mismatch.

US Pat. No. 9,197,052

UMBILICAL MEMBER GUIDE DEVICE AT FRONT END PART OF WRIST OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOT AND INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An umbilical member guide device of an industrial robot for guiding an umbilical member up to an end effector attached
to a front end part of an industrial robot, the umbilical member passing through an inside of a shaft member rotating about
an axial line, along the axial line,
the umbilical member guide device comprising an umbilical member guide body interposed between the shaft member and the end
effector,

wherein the umbilical member guide body comprises:
a first plate part having a first mounting surface attached to a flange surface of an end part of the shaft member and a first
through hole opening along the axial line, the umbilical member being passed through the inside of the shaft member and the
first through hole;

a second plate part arranged facing the first plate part, and having a second mounting surface to which the end effector is
attached, at an opposite side to the first plate part; and

a connecting part connecting the first plate part and the second plate part together, and forming an opening part which opens
in a direction perpendicular to the axial line, between the first plate part and the second plate part, and

wherein the second plate part further has a second through hole formed along the axial line and a communicating part formed
as an opening extending generally radially along the second plate part for communicating the opening part and the second through
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,194,943

STEP FILTER FOR ESTIMATING DISTANCE IN A TIME-OF-FLIGHT RANGING SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A method of estimating a distance between a mobile node and a base station, said method comprising:
providing a display on the mobile node;
providing a time of flight subsystem including circuitry incorporated in the mobile node and the base station and generating
a time of flight distance signal by periodically transmitting a time of flight signal between the mobile node and the base
station and measuring the time taken for transmission of the time of flight signal therebetween;

providing an accelerometer on the mobile node and generating an accelerometer signal therewith;
initializing the value of a distance estimate signal based on the time of flight distance signal;
detecting a human step based on variances in the accelerometer signal;
changing the value of the distance estimate signal by a predetermined quantum only upon detection of a human step, wherein
the value of the distance estimate signal is increased by the predetermined quantum responsive to the time of flight distance
signal being greater than the distance estimate signal and wherein the value is decreased by the predetermined quantum responsive
to the time of flight distance signal being less than the distance estimate signal; and

periodically displaying the value of the distance estimate signal on the display.

US Pat. No. 9,193,245

VEHICULAR AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICULAR AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD, VEHICULAR AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

8. A vehicular air conditioning control method comprising:
an acquisition step of acquiring a detection result of a detecting component that detects an outside air temperature;
a calculation step of calculating, from the acquisition result of the acquisition step, a predetermined time corresponding
to the outside air temperature which becomes longer as the outside air temperature becomes higher, a blower fan operating
time lasting from engine shutdown until a blower fan is shutdown when a cabin interior is being air-conditioned by an air
conditioning component equipped with an evaporator, the blower fan, and a compressor, that operates using an engine as a drive
source and compresses refrigerant, wherein the blower fan blows air toward the evaporator; and

a control step of controlling the blower fan in such a way that the blower fan shuts down when the blower fan operating time
calculated by the calculation step has elapsed after the engine has been shut down by an engine control component that controls
engine startup and shutdown in accordance with the driving state of the vehicle when the cabin interior is being air-conditioned
by the air conditioning component, the control step further comprising controlling the blower fan in such a way that the blower
fan operates until a time when a sensing result of a sensing component that senses a temperature of the evaporator becomes
a dew point temperature corresponding to the outside air temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,195,001

SPOT SIZE CONVERTER, OPTICAL TRANSMITTER, OPTICAL RECEIVER, OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SPOT SIZE CONVERTER

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A spot size converter, comprising:
a first cladding layer;
a first core layer and a second core layer arranged side by side on the first cladding layer so as to extend from a first
end which receives/outputs light along a direction from the first end toward a second end;

a third core layer which is disposed on the first cladding layer between the first and second core layers, is a member different
from the first and second core layers, and extends to the second end along the direction from the first end toward the second
end; and

a second cladding layer disposed on the first, second, and third core layers, wherein:
a sectional area of the first and second core layers increases in the direction from the first end toward the second end,
sectional area of the third core layer increases in a direction from the first end toward the second end, and
the sectional area of the first and second core layers decreases in the direction from the first end toward the second end
from the position where the sectional area of the first and second core layers is the maximum, and sectional area of the third
core layer is the maximum in a position where sectional area of the first and second core layers is the minimum in the direction
from the first end toward the second end.

US Pat. No. 9,197,628

DATA LEAK PROTECTION IN UPPER LAYER PROTOCOLS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A data leak prevention (DLP) method comprising:
receiving from a network administrator, by a network security appliance within a private network, (i) information defining
a DLP rule to be applied by the network security appliance to packets associated with an upper layer protocol and (ii) information
defining an action to take when one or more conditions associated with the DLP rule are satisfied, wherein the packets are
originated within the private network and addressed to a destination residing outside of the private network and wherein the
DLP rule is defined in terms of one or more of a regular expression and a string that are configured to detect existence of
one or more forms of sensitive information carried by the packets;

receiving, by the network security appliance, a packet originated by a host device within the private network and directed
to a destination device outside of the private network;

determining, by the network security appliance, the received packet is associated with the upper layer protocol;
identifying, by the network security appliance, a command, request or method of the upper layer protocol that is specified
by or represented by the received packet;

scanning, by the network security appliance, the received packet for sensitive information by applying the DLP rule to one
or more fields of the command, request or method, wherein the command, request or method is not designed or intended to carry
data or information in a form of a message or file to a target of the command, request or method;

when the scanning results in a conclusion that the sensitive information is contained within the received packet, then performing,
by the network security appliance, the defined action;

wherein the one or more forms of sensitive information comprise a payment card number or a social security number;
wherein the regular expression detects a format and type of content corresponding to a credit card number associated with
a particular payment processing provider or the social security number; and

wherein the regular expression comprises:
?4[0-9]{12}(?:[0-9]{3})?$;
?5[1-5][0-9]{14}$; or
?([[:digit:]]{3}[-][[:digit:]]{2}[[:digit:]]{4}|[[:digit:]]{9})$.

US Pat. No. 9,194,525

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF HOT TAPPING MULTIPLE COAXIAL OR NESTED STRINGS OF UNDERWATER PIPING AND/OR TUBING FOR OVERTURNED WELLS OR PLATFORMS

Tetra Applied Technologie...

1. A system for hot tapping a plurality of nested pipes including an exterior pipe having a bore and at least one interior
pipe contained within the bore comprising:
(a) a hot tap tool guide assembly having an attachment that enables the assembly to be detachably connected to the exterior
pipe, the assembly including at least one plate having a plate opening:

(b) a hot tapping tool capable of penetrating a selected one or more of the pipes, the tool including a hot tapping tip;
(c) a seal member on the hot tapping tool that enables a seal to be perfected between the hot tapping tool and a selected
one of the pipes; and

(d) the assembly including a swiveling connection opening for supporting the hot tapping tip wherein the tip can be articulated
angularly relative to the plate from a line that is generally perpendicular to the plate and wherein the tip is longitudinally
extendable through the plate opening.

US Pat. No. 9,196,535

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES FROM A WAFER

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method for separating semiconductor devices from a wafer, the method comprising:
arranging semiconductor devices on a carrier, the carrier including at least a thermo-release foil, and
removing a plurality or all of the semiconductor devices from the carrier using a gas jet.

US Pat. No. 9,196,560

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A LOCALLY REINFORCED METALLIZATION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate comprising an active area formed in the semiconductor substrate and an edge termination
area formed in the semiconductor substrate and laterally surrounding the active area;

forming a first metal layer structure on a first side of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first metal layer structure
comprises at least a lower metal layer extending from the active area to the edge termination area and at least an upper metal
layer comprising at least a first metal portion in the active area and at least a second metal portion in the edge termination
area;

forming a plating mask on the first metal layer structure to cover the second metal portion while leaving at least a portion
of the first metal portion uncovered;

plating a second metal layer structure at least on and in ohmic contact with the first metal portion, wherein the plating
mask covers the second metal portion during plating of the second metal layer structure; and

etching the lower metal layer of the first metal layer structure using at least the upper metal layer as etching mask after
plating the second metal layer structure;

wherein the second metal layer structure, the first metal portion of the upper metal layer and a portion of the lower metal
layer form together a common metallization structure in the active area of the semiconductor device.

US Pat. No. 9,194,565

ILLUMINATING DEVICE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An illuminating device, comprising:
a housing;
a light-emitting assembly and a driver,
wherein the housing comprises a first cavity and a second cavity partitioned by a partition plate, wherein the first cavity
has one end open and is configured to accommodate the light-emitting assembly, and the second cavity has one end open and
is configured to accommodate the driver;

a lens assembly mounted on the open end of the first cavity; and
a driver housing mounted on the open end of the second cavity, wherein the lens assembly comprises at least one first supporting
leg, and the driver housing comprises at least one second supporting leg, the second supporting leg is engaged with a first
stop portion formed on an inner wall of the housing, wherein the first supporting leg is capable of going through a through
hole in the partition plate to move between a first position and a second position deviating from the first position in a
circumferential direction, the first supporting leg is locked at the first position between the partition plate and a second
stop portion formed in an inner wall of the housing which defines the second cavity, and withdraws from the second stop portion
at the second position, so as to be capable of pushing the second supporting leg in a longitudinal direction to withdraw from
the first stop portion.

US Pat. No. 9,198,303

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method for a multi-layer circuit board, comprising:
compressing two core layers to form a substrate having two surfaces opposite to each other;
forming a first via connecting through the two surfaces;
forming a first patterned circuit layer on each of the two surfaces by using the first via as an alignment target, and the
first patterned circuit layer including a first concentric-circle pattern surrounding the first via;

forming a first stacking layer on each of the two surfaces, and the first stacking layer including a first dielectric layer
and a first circuit layer covering the first dielectric layer;

forming a first through hole, and the first through hole penetrating regions where an inner diameter of a first concentric
circle from a center of the first concentric-circle pattern is orthogonally projected on the first stacking layers and the
substrate;

forming a second stacking layer on each of the first stacking layers, and the second stacking layer including a second dielectric
layer and a second circuit layer covering the second dielectric layer; and

forming a second through hole, and the second through hole penetrating regions where an inner diameter of a second concentric
circle from the center of the first concentric-circle pattern is orthogonally projected on the second stacking layers, the
first stacking layers and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,197,003

CONNECTOR AND COATING MEMBER USED FOR THE SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing formed with a plurality of terminal insertion holes into which a plurality of terminals is inserted, respectively;
a coating member arranged inside the housing and coating the plurality of terminals; and
a storage chamber having an opening provided on a lower surface of the housing configured to accommodate the coating member
through the opening on the lower surface, the opening being between a front surface and a rear surface of the housing serving
as insertion ends of the housing,

wherein the coating member includes a main body fixed inside the housing, and a plurality of slit doors provided in the main
body and divided into a plurality of small pieces by a plurality of slits, and

wherein each of the slit doors elastically deforms by abutting a terminal of the plurality of terminals inserted into the
terminal insertion hole when the terminal passes therethrough, and is brought into contact with the terminal when the terminal
is attached to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,197,516

IN-SERVICE THROUGHPUT TESTING IN DISTRIBUTED ROUTER/SWITCH ARCHITECTURES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method performed by a network device for handling testing frames, the method comprising:
receiving, by the network device, a received frame sent by a sending device;
identifying, by a layer 2 protocol implementation of the network device, the received frame as a testing frame;

generating, by the layer 2 protocol implementation, a response frame based on the testing frame;

identifying, by the layer 2 protocol implementation, a configurable priority level associated with the response frame;

placing the response frame in a priority queue of a plurality of layer 2 priority queues, wherein the priority queue is associated with the configurable priority level; and

transmitting, from the priority queue, the response frame toward the sending device.

US Pat. No. 9,197,170

ACTIVE LUMPED ELEMENT CIRCULATOR

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a first port, a second port, and a third port; and
a plurality of microwave operational amplifiers coupled to each other and the first port, the second port, and the third port;
wherein the plurality of microwave operational amplifiers are arranged to substantially pass a first signal provided to the
first port to the second port while substantially isolating the first signal provided to the first port from the third port;

wherein the plurality of microwave operational amplifiers are arranged to substantially pass a second signal provided to the
second port to the third port while substantially isolating the second signal provided to the second port from the first port;

wherein the plurality of microwave operational amplifiers are arranged to substantially pass a third signal provided to the
third port to the first port while substantially isolating the third signal provided to the third port from the second port;
and

wherein the plurality of microwave operational amplifiers each provide a unity gain bandwidth of at least three times a frequency
of the first signal provided to the first port.

US Pat. No. 9,193,409

SADDLE RIDING TYPE VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A saddle riding type vehicle capable of making turns by leaning a vehicle body, the saddle riding type vehicle comprising:
a support mechanism arranged to support at least a pair of wheels provided at opposite sides of the vehicle body to be movable
up and down relative to the vehicle body;

a switching mechanism arranged to switch between a movable state in which the pair of wheels are permitted to move up and
down and a locked state in which the pair of wheels are restricted from moving up and down; and

a controller arranged and programmed to control the switching mechanism; wherein
the support mechanism includes at least one shock absorber to absorb impacts from a traveling surface; and
the switching mechanism includes:
a coupling pin member arranged to engage with a recess of the support mechanism to restrict movement of the support mechanism
relative to the vehicle body thereby setting the locked state, and to disengage from the support mechanism to permit movement
of the support mechanism relative to the vehicle body thereby setting the movable state; and

a solenoid fixed to the vehicle body and arranged to drive the coupling pin member to engage with and to disengage from the
support mechanism;

the solenoid is arranged to insert the coupling pin member into the recess of the support mechanism when the solenoid advances
the coupling pin member to engage with the support mechanism; and

the solenoid is arranged to withdraw the coupling pin member from the recess of the support mechanism when the solenoid retracts
the coupling pin member to disengage with the support mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,198,044

FRONT END FILTER CONTROL FOR SHARED ACCESS SYSTEM

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a device, an encrypted signal token indicating an available communication channel from among a plurality of
channels in a shared access radio frequency spectrum,

the device sharing the plurality of channels in the shared access radio frequency spectrum with a high power emitting system;
parsing, by the device, the encrypted signal token to identify an encrypted filter control word;
decrypting, by the device, the encrypted filter control word to identify a first selection word and a timing word,
the timing word being associated with an expiration parameter;
setting, by the device, an expiration time of the first selection word to the expiration parameter;
comparing, by the device, the expiration time of the first selection word to time information associated with a second selection
word;

selecting, by the device and based on comparing the expiration time of the first selection word to the time information associated
with the second selection word, a sub-band filter from among a plurality of sub-band filters; and

establishing, by the device and via the selected sub-band filter, a communication path for signals in the available communication
channel between a communication component and an antenna of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,197,258

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A DATA DEPENDENT CLOCK FOR A DAC IN A MODULATOR

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a plurality of digital samples of a modulated baseband signal, wherein the modulated baseband signal comprises a
plurality of digital amplitude samples and a plurality of digital phase samples, wherein the plurality of digital phase samples
comprise digital samples of a combined baseband and carrier phase;

determining time instances associated with predetermined phase crossings of the modulated baseband signal based on the plurality
of digital phase samples;

generating a data dependent clock signal having rising and falling edges associated with the determined time instances;
interpolating the plurality of digital amplitude samples based on the determined time instances to generate a plurality of
interpolated digital amplitude samples representing amplitude values corresponding to the predetermined phase crossings of
the combined baseband and carrier phase;

providing the plurality of interpolated digital amplitude samples to a digital to analog converter; and
clocking the digital to analog converter using the generated data dependent clock signal, wherein a square wave output signal
from the digital to analog converter comprises transition times associated with the generated data dependent clock signal

modulating a magnitude of the square wave based on the plurality of interpolated digital amplitude samples.

US Pat. No. 9,194,321

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING A FAULT IN A CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR AND/OR A CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A system comprising:
a starter control module that generates a starter engage signal to engage a starter of an engine;
an engine speed module that determines a speed of the engine based on input from at least one of a camshaft position sensor
and a crankshaft position sensor; and

a sensor diagnostic module that selectively diagnoses a fault in the at least one of the camshaft position sensor and the
crankshaft position sensor based on a rate of change in the engine speed before the starter engage signal is generated.

US Pat. No. 9,197,135

BI-DIRECTIONAL DC/DC CONVERTER WITH FREQUENCY CONTROL CHANGE-OVER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A bi-directional DC/DC converter capable of bi-directional power supply between a first DC voltage source and a second
DC voltage source through an isolation transformer, the bi-directional DC/DC converter comprising:
a first bridge circuit composed of a plurality of semiconductor switching elements connected to the first DC voltage source;
a second bridge circuit composed of a plurality of semiconductor switching elements connected to the second DC voltage source;
the isolation transformer connected between an AC side of the first bridge circuit and an AC side of the second bridge circuit;
an LC resonance circuit composed of at least one set of a reactor and a capacitor connected between the AC side of the first
bridge circuit and the isolation transformer or a reactor and a capacitor connected between the AC side of the second bridge
circuit and the isolation transformer;

a first detection circuit for detecting a voltage and a current of the first DC voltage source;
a second detection circuit for detecting a voltage and a current of the second DC voltage source;
a first control circuit for controlling the semiconductor switching elements of the first bridge circuit; and
a second control circuit for controlling the semiconductor switching elements of the second bridge circuit; wherein
the first control circuit has a control means for performing fixed frequency control of the semiconductor switching elements
of the first bridge circuit at around a resonance frequency of the LC resonance circuit, and a control means for performing
frequency modulation control of the semiconductor switching elements of the first bridge circuit at a frequency lower than
the resonance frequency;

the second control circuit has a control means for performing fixed frequency control of the semiconductor switching elements
of the second bridge circuit at around the resonance frequency of the LC resonance circuit, and a control means for performing
frequency modulation control of the semiconductor switching elements of the second bridge circuit at a frequency lower than
the resonance frequency;

the first control circuit also has a first change-over means for performing change-over of the first bridge circuit between
the fixed frequency control and the frequency modulation control based on a magnitude of a control variable determined according
to detected values by the second detection circuit in a mode of supplying electric power from the first DC voltage source
to the second DC voltage source;

the second control circuit also has a second change-over means for performing change-over of the second bridge circuit between
the fixed frequency control and the frequency modulation control based on a magnitude of a control variable determined according
to detected values by the first detection circuit in a mode of supplying electric power from the second DC voltage source
to the first DC voltage source.

US Pat. No. 9,194,009

MUTANTS FOR THE PREPARATION OF D-AMINO ACIDS

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. An isolated Escherichia coli strain
having its dadA gene mutated or deleted so that said gene does not express a functional D-amino acid oxidase; and
having its dsdA gene mutated or deleted so that said gene does not express a functional D-serine dehydratase;
wherein said strain has been transformed with and expresses a D-carbamoylase gene and a D-hydantoinase gene,
wherein the strain is Escherichia coli strain DSM15182 (ET4), and

wherein the isolated strain exhibits reduced breakdown of produced D-amino acids when cultured in a suitable medium.

US Pat. No. 9,197,308

RADIO TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND RADIO TRANSMISSION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:
a multiplier which, in operation, multiplies a plurality of streams by a plurality of weights;
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the plurality of streams multiplied with the plurality of weights using a plurality
of antennas;

a receiver which, in operation, receives feedback information including acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment (ACK/NACK)
information and channel quality information (CQI) which are transmitted from a reception apparatus; and

a weight controller which, in operation, selects a plurality of weights for a re-transmission, in case the NACK information
is received, wherein the plurality of weights to be multiplied with the plurality of streams, respectively, are rearranged
between an initial transmission and the re-transmission based on the received CQI,

wherein correspondence relationships between the plurality of streams and the plurality of weights for the re-transmission
are derived from the feedback information for the initial transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,196,858

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting device, comprising:
forming an anode;
forming a hole transporting layer over the anode;
forming a light emitting layer over the hole transporting layer;
forming an electron transporting layer over the light emitting layer;
forming a mixed layer including a first organic compound, a second organic compound, and metal oxide over the electron transporting
layer by a co-evaporation in vacuum;

after forming the mixed layer step, exposing the mixed layer to a nitrogen gas atmosphere without exposing the mixed layer
to a gas atmosphere including oxygen; and

after exposing step, forming a cathode over the mixed layer without exposing the mixed layer to a gas atmosphere including
oxygen.

US Pat. No. 9,195,017

OPTICAL MODULE AND OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER MODULE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. An optical module comprising:
a first light-guide element comprising a first surface and a second surface;
an optical element corresponding to the first surface, the optical element being configured to emit a first light beam into
the first light-guide element;

a first optical fiber contacted with the second surface, and
a beam splitter attached to the first surface, the beam splitter being configured to split the first light beam into a second
light beam and a third light beam, to reflect the second light beam, and to refract the third light beam,

wherein
a refractive index of the beam splitter is different from a refractive index of the first light-guide element,
the first light-guide element, the optical element, and the beam splitter are positioned such that the first light-guide element
is capable of reflecting the first light beam twice before the first light beam is split into the second light beam and the
third light beam by the beam splitter, and

the first light-guide element is configured to reflect the second light beam between the beam splitter and the first optical
fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,193,420

JET PROPELLED WATERCRAFT

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A jet propelled watercraft comprising:
a vessel body;
a jet propulsion mechanism configured to propel the vessel body;
an engine configured to drive the jet propulsion mechanism;
at least three switches including an engine stop switch, a lanyard switch, and a rollover switch, the engine stop switch being
configured to stop the engine in response to manual operation, the lanyard switch being configured to stop the engine in response
to detachment of a lanyard

coupled to a vessel operator, the rollover switch being configured to stop the engine in response to rollover of the vessel
body; and

an emergency contact unit programmed and configured to define a determination portion and an instruction portion, the determination
portion being programmed and configured to determine whether or not rescue is required based on an actuation status of the
at least three switches when the engine has been stopped, the instruction portion being programmed and configured to instruct
transmission of a distress signal to a predetermined emergency contact when the determination portion has determined that
rescue is required; wherein

the determination portion is programmed and configured to determine that rescue is not required when the engine has been stopped
without actuation of any of the engine stop switch, the lanyard switch, and the rollover switch.

US Pat. No. 9,198,202

DEFAULT CIVIC ADDRESS LOCATIONS FOR MOBILE E9-1-1 CALLS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a mobile device identifier associated with a mobile device, wherein the mobile device is used by a user;
receiving, at the mobile device from the user, a first user-selected street address;
receiving, at the mobile device, a first geographic location associated with the first user-selected street address;
receiving, at the mobile device from the user, a first user-specified proximity parameter that defines a first maximum distance
relative to the first geographic location;

receiving, at the mobile device from the user, a second user-selected street address;
receiving, at the mobile device, a second geographic location associated with the second user-selected street address;
receiving, at the mobile device from the user, a second user-specified proximity parameter that defines a second maximum distance
relative to the second geographic location, wherein the second user-specified proximity parameter is different than the first
user-specified proximity parameter;

causing a first Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) electronic address, associated with a first PSAP, to be identified and
retrieved from a database external to the mobile device based on the mobile device identifier and the first geographic location;

causing a second PSAP electronic address, associated with a second PSAP, to be identified and retrieved from the database
external to the mobile device based on the mobile device identifier and the second geographic location;

storing the first user-selected street address, the first geographic location, the first user-specified proximity parameter,
and the first PSAP electronic address in a first entry of a data structure in a memory of the mobile device;

storing the second user-selected street address, the second geographic location, the second user-specified proximity parameter,
and the second PSAP electronic address in a second entry of the data structure in the memory of the mobile device;

obtaining, based on an initiation of an emergency call at the mobile device, a current geographic position of the mobile device;
identifying, based on the initiation of the emergency call at the mobile device, a certain entry of the data structure in
the memory of the mobile device in which the current geographic position of the mobile device is within a certain user-specified
proximity parameter of a certain geographic location corresponding to the certain entry,

wherein the certain entry comprises the first entry, the certain user-specified proximity parameter comprises the first user-specified
proximity parameter, and the certain geographic location comprises the first geographic location, or

wherein the certain entry comprises the second entry, the certain user-specified proximity parameter comprises the second
user-specified proximity parameter, and the certain geographic location comprises the second geographic location;

retrieving a default civic address and a certain PSAP electronic address from the identified, certain entry of the data structure,
wherein the default civic address comprises the first user-selected street address and the certain PSAP electronic address
comprises the first PSAP electronic address; or

wherein the default civic address comprises the second user-selected street address and the certain PSAP electronic address
comprises the second PSAP electronic address; and

using the retrieved certain PSAP electronic address to send the retrieved default civic address to a certain PSAP for dispatching
emergency services to the default civic address,

wherein the certain PSAP comprises the first PSAP or the second PSAP.

US Pat. No. 9,198,013

IDENTIFYING BASE STATION TYPES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by one or more devices, information that identifies a format of an identifier of a network device,
the format of the identifier indicating one or more bits of the identifier that identifies a type of the network device;
receiving, by the one or more devices, the identifier of the network device based on a user device connecting with the network
device;

determining, by the one or more devices, the type of the network device connected to the user device based on a bit value
stored by the one or more bits, of the identifier that identifies the type of the network device, as indicated by the format
of the identifier;

receiving, by the one or more devices, a call instruction,
the call instruction directing the one or more devices to identify a point of interest (POI) based on a location of the user
device;

determining, by the one or more devices, a processing instruction based on the call instruction and the type of the network
device,

the processing instruction being associated with the POI; and
executing, by the one or more devices, the processing instruction based on the type of the network device connected to the
user device.

US Pat. No. 9,197,866

METHOD FOR MONITORING A TRAFFIC STREAM AND A TRAFFIC MONITORING DEVICE

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A method for monitoring a traffic stream circulating on a road, the method comprising:
collecting video images and data of said traffic stream, wherein the video images of said traffic stream are recorded by a
camera and the data are measurements of vehicles of said traffic stream that are collected by a measurement member; and

calibrating said video images to said data by:
determining a reference frame for pixels composing a selected image, and
determining an orientation angle indicating an angle between an axis extending along said road and a central axis of a measurement
beam emitted by the measurement member by sampling subsequent positions on said road reached by a vehicle of said traffic
stream travelling on said road.

US Pat. No. 9,197,581

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIVERTING OPERATIONAL LOAD ON NETWORKS THROUGH ENTITLEMENT PROFILE INCENTIVES

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A method comprising:
determining a plurality of temporal windows for accessing content over a network based on an operational load of the network,
wherein one temporal window is a period of clock time during which an operational load of the network is above a threshold
load indicating on-peak operational load of the network;

creating a plurality of entitlement profiles corresponding to the plurality of temporal windows for accessing content over
the network, wherein a plurality of users are associated with the plurality of entitlement profiles for a fee with the fee
being different for each of the plurality of entitlement profiles; and

specifying an access right to the content for each of the plurality of entitlement profiles that is applicable during each
of the plurality of temporal windows,

wherein the specified access right to the content for said each of the plurality of entitlement profiles indicates one of
a right to access the content and no right to access content during said each of the plurality of temporal windows.

US Pat. No. 9,197,445

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING SUBJECTS IN INSTANT MESSAGING SESSIONS ON A MOBILE DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for selecting content in an instant messaging conversation on a mobile device, said method comprising:
displaying a first interface for exchanging instant messages for a thread comprising the instant messaging conversation, said
thread comprising a plurality of said instant messages listed in chronological order;

displaying an option to enable a user to define a first subject for a portion of said thread;
upon receiving a first input entering said first subject, associating a tag with said first subject, said tag being separate
and distinct from said first subject and indicating one of a plurality of states associated with said first subject, wherein
the plurality of states comprises at least a first state identifying said first subject as a current subject with no changes,
a second state identifying said first subject as a new subject, and a third state indicating no subject;

embedding said first subject into said thread at a first point of creation by displaying said first subject at a first point
in said thread along with said plurality of instant messages without starting a new thread;

storing said first subject with said thread;
sending an instant message to at least one other user participating in said thread, said instant message comprising at least
a header portion and a body portion, said header portion comprising at least said first subject and said tag;

displaying a second interface for identifying said first subject; andafter receiving a second input through said second interface to select said first subject, displaying said portion of said
thread.

US Pat. No. 9,197,190

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE

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

1. An electronic component module comprising:
a multi-layered wiring board formed by stacking insulating layers, an inner wiring layer formed between the insulating layers,
and a surface wiring layer formed on an outermost insulating layer of the insulating layers; and

an acoustic wave device located inside the multi-layered wiring board,
wherein the acoustic wave device includes a substrate, a functional element and a sealing portion, the functional element
being located on the substrate and exciting an acoustic wave, the sealing portion being located on an upper surface of the
substrate and sealing the functional element so as to form an air-space above the functional element,

wherein a terminal portion of the surface wiring layer does not overlap with the air-space of the acoustic wave device as
viewed from a stacking direction of the multi-layered wiring board, the terminal portion being a region to which a terminal
of an electronic component is fixed in the surface wiring layer,

wherein each of the insulating layers extends to outside of the substrate, and at least one of the insulating layer is located
between an upper surface of the acoustic wave device and the surface wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 9,197,002

CONNECTOR SUPPORTING STRUCTURE AND CONNECTOR-EQUIPPED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A connector supporting structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a connector mounted on the substrate; and
a casing covering at least a portion of the substrate and supporting the connector,
wherein the casing comprises an opening to expose a part of the connector from an inside of the casing to an outside,
wherein side surfaces of the connector are pressed by inner surfaces of the opening, and
wherein the inner surfaces of the opening are constructed such that a part thereof to contact the side surfaces of the connector
comprises a tapered surface that a distance between the inner surfaces opposed in a direction parallel to the substrate decreases
in a direction away from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,195,100

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE WITH PIXEL ELECTRODE AND COMMON ELECTRODE WHOSE PROJECTIONS ARE OVERLAPPED

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate comprising a pixel electrode layer and a common electrode layer,
wherein the common electrode layer is provided with a plurality of common electrodes, and the pixel electrode layer is provided
with a plurality of pixel electrodes, and

wherein projection of each common electrode, projected in a direction vertical to the pixel electrode layer, overlaps or partially
overlaps with a corresponding pixel electrode; and

wherein the pixel electrode layer comprises a first pixel electrode and a second pixel electrode adjacent to each other, and
the common electrode layer comprises a first common electrode located over a data line, and

wherein projection lines of two opposite edges of the first common electrode, projected in a direction vertical to the pixel
electrode layer, are respectively located on the first pixel electrode and on the second pixel electrode; and

the data line and the pixel electrode layer are disposed in the same layer; the first pixel electrode and the second pixel
electrode of the pixel electrode layer are located respectively at two sides of the data line.

US Pat. No. 9,194,927

SIMPLE METHOD TO DENOISE RATIO IMAGES IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging method, comprising the following steps:
generating a magnetic resonance imaging sequence provided for acquiring data from an object to be imaged, and configuring
the magnetic resonance imaging sequence for generating at least two different respective standard images including a first
standard image and a second standard image;

acquiring the two different standard images;
combining the two different standard images in a ratio image; and
obtaining the ratio image by calculating a ratio of the first standard image and the second standard image being tunable by
a parameter ? and automatically choosing the parameter ? for maximizing negentropy of the ratio image.

US Pat. No. 9,194,285

HYBRID DRIVE AND ENERGY SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT

EADS Deutschland GmbH, (...

1. A hybrid drive system for a helicopter, the system comprising:
a first energy generating module comprising an internal combustion engine and a generator configured to be powered by the
internal combustion engine to generate electrical energy;

at least one electric motor for powering a main rotor of the helicopter;
connecting means configured to supply the electrical energy from the generator to the at least one electric motor,
a second electric motor for powering a tail rotor of the helicopter;
a storage unit electrically coupled to the first energy generating module and configured for supplying at least one of the
first electric motor and the second electric motor; and

a tail rotor pivotally supported at a top and a bottom of the tail rotor to be rotatable around a vertical axis of the helicopter
to such an extent that a lateral thrust component of the tail rotor is configured to offset a yawing moment caused by the
main rotor.

US Pat. No. 9,194,046

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTING INDIUM OXIDE LAYERS, INDIUM OXIDE LAYERS PRODUCED ACCORDING TO SAID METHOD AND THEIR USE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for producing a semiconductive indium oxide layer, comprising
coating a substrate with a liquid, anhydrous composition comprising
a) at least one indium alkoxide and
b) at least one solvent,
optionally drying; and thermally treating a coated substrate comprising indium alkoxide and/or indium hydroxide at temperatures
greater than 250° C.,

wherein said liquid, anhydrous composition comprises less than 200 ppm of water.

US Pat. No. 9,197,847

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An image display device, comprising:
circuitry configured to
generate a 120 Hz frame rate video signal by increasing a frame rate of a 60 Hz frame rate input video signal by performing
frame doubling on the 60 Hz frame rate input video signal;

set a non-emission frame at a predetermined cycle on the 120 Hz frame rate video signal;
analyze a video synchronization signal of the 120 Hz frame rate video signal;
delete a video synchronization signal of a frame set to non-emission based on a result of the analyzing;
extend an emission time of a frame directly before the frame set to non-emission into less than a full length of a field of
the frame set to non-emission without changing a frame rate of the 120 Hz frame rate video signal; and

control a display panel to display a video based on the setting, the analyzing, the deleting, and the extending.

US Pat. No. 9,197,359

MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, PROCESSING METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus on a plurality of serving cells, the
mobile station apparatus comprising:
a determining unit configured to determine a number of bits of HARQ information based on a number of downlink subframes corresponding
to an uplink subframe in which the HARQ information is transmitted, a number of serving cells configured, and a transmission
mode configured in each serving cell;

an applying unit configured to apply spatial bundling to the HARQ information in a case where the determined number of bits
of the HARQ information exceeds a predetermined value; and

a coding unit configured to select one of a first coding scheme and a second coding scheme based on the number of bits of
the HARQ information to which the spatial bundling has been applied and a number of bits of a scheduling request, and to encode
both the HARQ information and the scheduling request using the selected coding scheme, wherein

the first coding scheme is a method for encoding a bit sequence obtained by concatenating the bits of the HARQ information
and the bits of the scheduling request, and

the second coding scheme is a method for separately encoding respective bit sequences which are obtained by dividing a bit
sequence, the bit sequence is generated by concatenating the bits of the HARQ information and the bits of the scheduling request.

US Pat. No. 9,195,165

DEVELOPING CARTRIDGE AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A developing cartridge for use in an image forming apparatus with an apparatus electrode, the developing cartridge comprising:
a developing roller having a rotational shaft that extends in a first direction;
a housing having a wall portion and configured to store a developing agent therein; and
a developing electrode configured to be electrically connected to the developing roller, the developing electrode including:
a first contact portion contacting the rotational shaft and having a first surface that is positioned to slide against the
apparatus electrode;

a second contact portion disposed next to the first contact portion and having a second surface configured to contact the
apparatus electrode; and

a connecting portion including a first inclined surface connecting the first surface and the second surface with each other
and being contiguous with the first surface, the first inclined surface inclined toward the second contact portion from the
first contact portion such that the first inclined surface extends in a direction away from the wall portion.

US Pat. No. 9,198,201

METHOD OF DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TERMINALS RESPECTIVELY CONNECTED AND UNCONNECTED TO BASE STATION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of performing direct communication between a forwarding terminal connected to a base station and a direct communication
terminal not connected to the base station, the method comprising:
receiving a multicast packet from the base station;
establishing a multicast connection with at least one direct communication terminal having a direct communication group identifier
mapped to a multicast IP address of the multicast packet; and

transmitting the multicast packet to the at least one direct communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,197,844

USER INTERFACE

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method comprising:
displaying a user interface on a display device associated with a client device, said user interface enabling user interaction
with said client device;

enabling an electronic device having a rendering screen to control said client device;
after said enabling, detecting a current orientation of said electronic device;
in response to said detected current orientation:
enabling a first operating mode if said detected current orientation corresponds to a first orientation of said electronic
device, said first operating mode enabling a user of said electronic device to interact with said user interface displayed
on said display device; and

enabling a second operating mode if said detected current orientation corresponds to a second orientation of said electronic
device, said second operating mode comprising: rendering said user interface on said rendering screen of said electronic device;
and enabling a user of said electronic device to interact with said user interface rendered on said rendering screen.

US Pat. No. 9,197,701

CONSOLIDATED PEER-TO-PEER MEDIA SESSIONS FOR AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method performed by one or more server computers for facilitating an electronic audio and/or video conference over a
peer-to-peer media session established between two or more electronic communications devices participating in the conference,
the method comprising:
receiving, by the one or more server computers, over a signaling channel, from another electronic communications device, a
request to establish a media session with a specified responder, wherein the another electronic communication device is separate
from the two or more electronic communications devices participating in the conference;

determining, by the one or more server computers, that an electronic communications device, out of the two or more electronic
communications devices between which the peer-to-peer media session is established, is configured to relay media data over
a data channel of the established peer-to-peer media session, wherein the peer-to-peer media session is established directly
between the two or more electronic communications devices bypassing the one or more server computers;

identifying, by the one or more server computers, a network address of the electronic communications device determined to
have media data relaying capabilities; and

sending, by the one or more server computers, the identified network address over the signaling channel to the another electronic
communications device to enable the another electronic communication device to join the established peer-to-peer media session
by sending from the another electronic communication device a join request directly to the electronic communication device
determined to have media relaying capabilities.

US Pat. No. 9,196,060

TEXTURE REPOSITORY FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
storing a plurality of canvases in a data store, each canvas having a resolution and associated with a texture identifier
associated with a texture to be applied to an image by an image manipulation application, wherein the canvas is invariant
with respect to image content of the image to which the texture is applied;

receiving a request for a canvas from the image manipulation application that is configured to apply the requested canvas
to alter one or more images, the request specifying a target texture identifier and a target resolution for the requested
canvas;

determining whether the requested canvas exists among the stored plurality of canvases;
if the requested canvas exists among the stored plurality of canvases, providing the requested canvas to the image manipulation
application;

if the requested canvas does not exist among the stored plurality of canvases, generating a canvas, the generating comprising
at least one of:

transforming an existing canvas from the stored plurality of canvases, the existing canvas associated with a texture identifier
matching the target texture identifier, the transforming including resizing the existing canvas to the target resolution,
and

executing a procedural generation function associated with the target texture identifier to procedurally generate a canvas
at the target resolution; and

providing the generated canvas to the image manipulation application.

US Pat. No. 9,195,868

OPTICAL READER HAVING AN IMAGER

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:
acquiring, using a hand held apparatus having a display, a processor, and a color imaging assembly, a first color imaging
data representing an article having affixed thereto a barcode;

acquiring, using the hand held apparatus, a second color imaging data representing the article having affixed thereto a barcode;
processing the first color imaging data to determine decoded data of the barcode;
transmitting the second color imaging data representing said article from the hand held apparatus to an external element external
to said hand held apparatus and in communication with the hand held apparatus; and

associating the decoded data to the imaging data representing said article.

US Pat. No. 9,195,451

SERVER SYSTEM AND UPDATE METHOD THEREOF

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. An updating method of firmware, adapted to a server system and comprising:
acquiring a configuration file comprising firmware packet data corresponding to a node in the server system;
sending a notification signal to a web server of the node described in the configuration file;
acquiring a version annotation and an update package data in the configuration file according to the notification signal;
storing the version annotation and the update package data, so as to obtain a file path of the version annotation and of the
update package data;

determining whether update priority values of all of the nodes recorded in a update hash table are larger than an update threshold;
sequentially recording and sorting the nodes, whose the update priority values larger than the update threshold, into an update
queue table; and

selectively installing the update package data in the node according to the update queue table, internet protocol address
of the file path and the node.

US Pat. No. 9,193,096

DIE, DIE PRODUCTION METHOD, AND PRODUCTION OF ANTIREFLECTION FILM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a mold which has a porous alumina layer over its surface, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a hollow cylindrical support;
(b) forming an insulating layer on an outer perimeter surface of the hollow cylindrical support;
(c) depositing aluminum on the insulating layer to form an aluminum film; and
(d) anodizing a surface of the aluminum film to form a porous alumina layer which has a plurality of minute recessed portions.

US Pat. No. 9,198,257

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RETRIEVING STATUS INFORMATION OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM

EldoLAB Holding B.V., So...

1. A method of retrieving status information of a lighting system, the lighting system comprising a plurality of LED-based
lighting units arranged as nodes in a linear daisy-chained network, the network having network segments connecting two subsequent
nodes downstream of a controller via an upstream transceiver and a downstream transceiver of the network segment, the method
comprising:
propagating a command signal from the controller to a node of the lighting system by operating the upstream transceivers of
the network segments that are upstream of the node in a transmitting mode and operating each of the downstream transceivers
of the network segments that are upstream of the node in a receiving mode;

propagating a reply signal comprising the status information of the LED unit of the node from the node to the controller by
operating the upstream transceivers of the network segments that are upstream of the node in a receiving mode and operating
each of the downstream transceivers of the network segments upstream of the node in a transmitting mode; and

reversing an operating mode of an upstream transceiver of a network segment from operating in a transmitting mode to operating
in a receiving mode only when the downstream transceiver of the network segment is operating in transmitting mode.

US Pat. No. 9,195,324

INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD SYSTEM AND WHITEBOARD WRITING INSTRUMENT THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A nonelectric whiteboard writing instrument with a changeable pattern representing information of writing, comprising:
a housing, having a pattern display section for presenting the changeable pattern; and
an internal element, a part of the internal element being disposed in the housing, the internal element comprising a writing
terminal exposed outside the housing, and the writing terminal receiving a pressure from a whiteboard when a user holds the
nonelectric whiteboard writing instrument to write contents on the whiteboard;

wherein the internal element experiences a movement according to the pressure, and the changeable pattern experiences a variation
according to the movement of the internal element, so that a detection device detects the variation of the changeable pattern
to get information corresponding to the contents, and a projection device projects an image corresponding to the contents
onto the whiteboard according to the information; and

wherein an outer surface of the internal element further has a fixed pattern thereon leading to the variation of the changeable
pattern according to the movement of the internal element.

US Pat. No. 9,194,761

CABLE CONDITION MONITORING DEVICE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A cable condition monitoring device for monitoring a damaged condition of a cable comprising a conductor part comprised
of a plurality of element wires and an insulating material part formed on a periphery of the conductor part, comprising:
a gas feeding device configured to feed a compressed gas into the conductor part;
a pressure gauge configured to measure a pressure in the conductor part; and
an insulating material part damage judgment part configured to judge whether the insulating material part is damaged or not
based on the pressure measured by the pressure gauge;

a conductor powder amount measurement device configured to measure an amount of conductor powder generated by abrasion of
the conductor part so as to be contained in compressed gas to be discharged from the conductor part; and

a conductor part abrasion judgment part configured to judge an abrasion condition of the conductor part based on the amount
of conductor powder measured by the conductor powder amount measurement device.

US Pat. No. 9,194,370

WIND-POWER GENERATOR CONTROL SYSTEM, AND METHOD

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A wind-power generator control system, comprising:
a wind turbine;
a power generator, having a first output terminal and a second output terminal, and outputting a power output via the first
output terminal and the second output terminal when the wind turbine rotates;

a normally closed relay, connected between the first output terminal and the second output terminal;
a control unit, transmitting a control signal to the normally closed relay by grid power,
wherein when the normally closed relay does not receive the control signal, the first output terminal short-circuits the second
output terminal by the normally closed relay; and

when the normally closed relay receives the control signal, the first output terminal open-circuits the second output terminal
by the normally closed relay; and

a current-detection unit, detecting the current value of the first output terminal, and transmitting the current value to
the control unit, wherein the control unit determines whether to provide the control signal to the normally closed relay according
to the current value,

wherein when the current value is less than a predetermined current value or greater than a rating current value, the control
unit stops providing the control signal to the normally closed relay, and wherein when the current value is greater than the
predetermined current, the control unit provides the control signal to the normally closed relay.

US Pat. No. 9,192,878

LIQUID PROCESSING APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A liquid processing apparatus comprising:
at least one processing unit configured to perform a liquid process by supplying a chemical liquid to a substrate;
a reservoir configured to store the chemical liquid;
a supply line configured to supply the collected chemical liquid to the at least one processing unit;
a collecting line configured to collect the chemical liquid supplied to the at least one processing unit to return the chemical
liquid back to the reservoir; and

a gas supply unit configured to supply an inert gas into the collecting line,
wherein the gas supply unit includes a gas supply pipe connected with the collecting line, and the inert gas is supplied to
the chemical liquid in the collecting line thereby reducing an amount of oxygen to be dissolved in the chemical liquid in
the collecting line, such that corrosion of wirings formed on the substrate by recirculated chemical liquid is suppressed.

US Pat. No. 9,197,856

VIDEO CONFERENCING FRAMING PREVIEW

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an image stream captured by an image capture device associated with one of a plurality of video conferencing endpoints
of a video conferencing system;

receiving a request to detect objects in said received image stream;
upon detecting one or more objects, displaying a first framing preview of said received image stream, wherein said first framing
preview is framed to include said detected one or more objects and is selectable to be used for adjusting said image capture
device;

upon detecting a change in said one or more objects, displaying at least one second framing preview of said received image
stream, wherein said at least one second framing preview is framed to include said detected change in said detected one or
more objects and is selectable to be used for adjusting said image capture device;

receiving an input, said input corresponding to a user's selection of one of said first framing preview and said at least
one second framing preview as a relevant framing preview; and

adjusting said image capture device based on said relevant framing preview.

US Pat. No. 9,197,462

SINGLE AMPLIFIER FILTER FOR CONSTANT GROUP DELAY IN RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMITTERS

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A radio frequency transmitter comprising:
a digital-to-analog conversion module configured to generate an input signal based on a baseband signal;
a first filter having a cutoff frequency, wherein the first filter is configured to generate a first signal by attenuating
frequency components of a second signal above the cutoff frequency;

a second filter coupled between the first filter and the digital-to-analog conversion module, the second filter having only
one amplifier, wherein:

the second filter is configured to generate the second signal based on the input signal by compensating for a phase response
of the first filter such that a group delay of the first signal relative to the input signal is substantially constant for
frequencies less than the cutoff frequency; and

the second filter comprises a second-order active filter; and
a modulation module coupled to the first filter, the modulation module being configured to generate an output signal by modulating
the first signal using a carrier signal.

US Pat. No. 9,196,816

PIEZOELECTRIC OSCILLATION DEVICE WITH ELASTIC BODY AND TOUCH PANEL HAVING SAME

Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., T...

1. A piezoelectric oscillation device, comprising: a support substrate; and a piezoelectric oscillation element that causes
the support substrate to vibrate,
wherein the piezoelectric oscillation element is a bimorph piezoelectric oscillation element,
wherein one main surface of the piezoelectric oscillation element is entirely bonded to the support substrate through an elastic
body having a tensile elasticity of 20 to 100 MPa as measured in accordance with JIS K7161, and

wherein the piezoelectric oscillation device further comprises:
a terminal substrate disposed on the same surface of the support substrate as a surface to which the piezoelectric oscillation
element is bonded, the terminal substrate having a terminal electrode;

a wiring line that connects the terminal electrode of the terminal substrate to an electrode of the piezoelectric oscillation
element; and

a wiring protective layer disposed between the wiring line and the support substrate, the wiring protective layer being made
of an elastic material.

US Pat. No. 9,196,789

REFLECTIVE CONTACT LAYER SYSTEM FOR AN OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A reflective contact layer system for an optoelectronic component comprising:
a first p-doped nitride compound semiconductor layer;
a transparent conductive oxide layer;
a mirror layer; and
a second p-doped nitride compound semiconductor layer arranged between the first p-doped nitride compound semiconductor layer
and the transparent conductive oxide layer,

wherein the second p-doped nitride compound semiconductor layer has N-face domains at an interface facing the transparent
conductive oxide layer, and wherein the N-face domains at the interface have an area proportion of at least 95%.

US Pat. No. 9,194,323

FUEL INJECTION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A fuel injection device comprising:
a fuel injection valve that is mounted in an engine body and injects fuel containing air bubbles; and
void fraction adjustment means that changes a void fraction of the fuel that is to be injected from the fuel injection valve,
wherein the void fraction adjustment means adjusts the void fraction of the fuel by changing temperature of the fuel to be
injected from the fuel injection valve.

US Pat. No. 9,196,460

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

37. A plasma processing apparatus comprising:
a processing container which is formed of metal and receives a substrate that is plasma-processed;
an electromagnetic wave source which supplies electromagnetic waves required to excite the plasma in the processing container;
one, two, or more dielectric plates which are disposed on a lower surface of a lid of the processing container, are partially
exposed to inside of the processing container, and transmit the electromagnetic wave supplied from the electromagnetic wave
source to inside of the processing container; and

a metal electrode that is provided on a lower surface of the dielectric plate;
wherein the electromagnetic wave transmitted from the dielectric plates is propagated along a metal surface exposed to inside
of the processing container, the metal surface comprising a lower surface of the metal electrode and a lower surface of the
lid where the dielectric plate is not disposed,

wherein the plasma processing apparatus further comprises:
a first gas supply source which supplies a first gas including a plasma excitation gas;
a second gas supply source which supplies a desired second gas;
a first gas discharging unit which discharges the first gas supplied from the first gas supply source into a first space that
is an inner space of the processing container, which is adjacent to the lower surface of the lid; and

a second gas discharging unit which discharges the second gas supplied from the second gas supply source into a second space
that is an inner space of the processing container formed between the first space and a space for receiving the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,196,430

ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT PROTECTION DEVICE ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY AND KIT WITH DEVICE COMPATIBILITY ATTACHMENT

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. An enclosure assembly for a circuit protection device comprising:
a base enclosure housing piece defining an open sided receptacle for receiving the circuit protection device, wherein the
base enclosure housing piece claims a rear wall and four side walls extending upwardly from the rear wall;

a lid enclosure housing piece comprising a top wall and four side walls expending perpendicularly from the top wall, the lid
enclosure housing piece completing the open sided receptacle when assembled to the base enclosure housing piece with the base
enclosure housing piece and the lid enclosure housing piece collectively enclosing the circuit protection device; and

a three dimensional compatibility housing piece, separately provided from and attachable to the lid enclosure housing piece,
the three dimensional compatibility housing piece including a top wall and opposing side walls depending from the top wall,
the top wall and opposing side walls of the lid enclosure housing piece overlying the top wall and first and second ones of
the four side walls of the lid enclosure housing piece and visually indicating an attribute of the circuit protection device.

US Pat. No. 9,194,796

CONCEALED DANGEROUS ARTICLES DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A method for detecting hidden hazardous substance, comprising the following steps:
producing wavelength tunable continuous wave terahertz radiation for irradiating a detected object and interacting with the
object by a terahertz emitting device;

receiving terahertz radiation reflected back from the detected object by a terahertz detector;
collimating a wave beam produced by the terahertz emitting device and focusing the wave beam to the detected object, meanwhile,
collecting a terahertz wave beam reflected back from the detected object to the terahertz detector by a terahertz optical
assembly;

adjusting a spatial position of the terahertz wave beam incident to the detected object by a wave beam scanning control system;
and

controlling coordination of the terahertz emitting device, the terahertz detector and the wave beam scanning control system
in an apparatus, building a terahertz reflection image of the detected object, judging whether there is a suspicious area
containing hazardous substance in the terahertz reflection image based on shape characteristics and gray-scale value characteristics
obtained by the terahertz reflection image, searching and locating the suspicious area, performing analysis and processing
for multi-wavelength reflection spectrum data of measurement points of interest in the suspicious area, and presenting a hazardous
substance identifying result by a data acquisition and processing system.

US Pat. No. 9,193,735

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

1. A solid oral formulation comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (A) formulated for release
of the compound in the intestine, wherein the compound of Formula (A) has 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, optionally substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, optionally substituted or unsubstituted
cycloalkyl, optionally substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, or optionally substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl;

X is optional, and when present is a bond, O, —C(?O), S, —S(?O), —S(?O)2, —NH, —NR9, —NHC(O), —C(O)NH, —NR9C(O), —C(O)NR9, —S(?O)2NH, —NHS(?O)2, —S(?O)2NR9—, —NR9S(?O)2, —OC(O)NH—, —NHC(O)O—, —OC(O)NR9—, —NR9C(O)O—, —CH?NO—, —ON?CH—, —NR10C(O)NR10—, heteroaryl, aryl, —NR10C(?NR11)NR10—, —NR10C(?NR11)—, —C(?NR11)NR10—, —OC(?NR11)—, or —C(?NR11)O—;

L4 is optional, and when present is a bond, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted
or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted
heteroaryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocycle;

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

G is a Michael acceptor;
R5 is H, halogen, -L6-(substituted or unsubstituted C1-C3 alkyl), -L6-(substituted or unsubstituted C2-C4 alkenyl), -L6-(substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl), or -L6-(substituted or unsubstituted aryl), wherein L6 is a bond, O, S, —S(?O), S(?O)2, NH, C(O), —NHC(O)O, —OC(O)NH, —NHC(O), or —C(O)NH;

R9 is selected from among H, substituted or unsubstituted lower alkyl, and substituted or unsubstituted lower cycloalkyl;

each R10 is independently H, substituted or unsubstituted lower alkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted lower cycloalkyl; or

two R10 groups can together form a 5-, 6-, 7-, or 8-membered heterocyclic ring; or

R10 and R11 can together form a 5-, 6-, 7-, or 8-membered heterocyclic ring; or

R11 is selected from H, —S(?O)2R8, —S(?O)2NH2, —C(O)R8, —CN, —NO2, heteroaryl, or heteroalkyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate, hydrate, or salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,193,438

COUPLING MECHANISM BETWEEN A MANUAL FLIGHT CONTROL MEMBER AND A TRIM ACTUATOR OF AN AIRCRAFT

Airbus Helicopters, Mari...

1. A coupling mechanism between a control member generating manual flight commands and a pivot shaft of a trim actuator of
a flight command transmission drive train of an aircraft, the coupling mechanism comprising:
said pivot shaft mounted stationary in translation and driven in pivoting about an axis along which it generally extends by
a motor;

a tiltably mounted control member mechanically connected to a lever arm coupled to the pivot shaft; and
a torque limiter mechanism having interlocking members that co-operate with one another by nesting under the effect of thrust
exerted by elastically deformable means;

whereby a force resisting transmission of movement between the pivot shaft and the control member greater than a force threshold
that is predefined by a thrust force exerted by the elastically deformable means, spontaneously leads to mutual co-operation
between the interlocking members being interrupted and to the control member being released from an influence exerted by the
pivot shaft on the lever arm, wherein:

the coupling between the pivot shaft and the lever arm takes place via axial engagement means along said axis via said interlocking
members arranged on respective ones of a pair of coupling members, a first coupling member being constrained in rotation with
the lever arm and a second coupling member being constrained in rotation with the pivot shaft; and wherein

each of the coupling members includes axial passages enabling the other coupling member to pass therethrough, said interruption
of mutual co-operation between the interlocking members causing the coupling members to move axially one through the other
via the passages in response to axial thrust exerted by said elastically deformable means against a movable one of the coupling
members.

US Pat. No. 9,192,986

CAGE, ROLLING BEARING, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CAGE, AND INJECTION MOLD

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A cage for holding a rolling element in a rolling bearing,
the cage being made of a magnesium alloy,
the cage being molded by injection molding, and
wherein a confluence region is brought away to outside the cage during said injection molding, said confluence region being
a region including a void formed by merging of flows of said magnesium alloy being in a complete molten state, such that no
weld line exists at a weld portion of the cage.

US Pat. No. 9,194,989

IODINE POLARIZING FILM, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND POLARIZING PLATE COMPRISING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

10. The method according to claim 9, further comprising a drying step of heating the polymer film under conditions of a drying temperature of 20° C. to 80° C.
and a drying time of 1 minute to 10 minutes after the washing step.

US Pat. No. 9,198,128

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCONTINUOUS TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION OPERATION FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN CELLULAR SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for discontinuously transmitting and/or receiving packet data to reduce power consumption of a terminal in a cellular
system, comprising:
establishing discontinuous reception and/or transmission (DRX/DTX) parameters including DRX/DTX cycle information for terminals
in an active state in which the terminals are capable of transmitting or receiving data; and

performing DRX/DTX based on the DRX/DTX parameters for the terminals operating the DRX/DTX in the active state,
wherein the terminals operate in the active state or an idle state.

US Pat. No. 9,197,992

USER PLANE LOCATION SERVICES OVER SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP)

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method for obtaining a location of a subscriber wireless device, comprising:
signaling, at a location server, a Secure User Plane for Location (SUPL) location request via an existing multimedia session
initiation protocol (SIP) session established between said location server and a target wireless device via a physical presence
server; and

retrieving, via a user plane location service session, location information associated with said target wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,195,473

METHOD FOR SHARING AN INTERNAL STORAGE OF A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE ON A HOST ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONFIGURED FOR SAME

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for sharing an internal storage of a portable electronic device, comprising:
in response to establishment of a USB (Universal Serial Bus) communication path between the portable electronic device and
a host electronic device, establishing a virtual CD-ROM interface between the portable electronic device and the host electronic
device;

using the virtual CD-ROM interface, determining whether a value of a parameter in a memory of the host electronic device is
less than a value in the internal storage of the portable electronic device, or whether the parameter does not exist on the
host electronic device;

when the value of the parameter in the memory of the host electronic device is less than the value in the internal storage
of the portable electronic device or when the parameter does not exist on the host electronic device:

installing device software via the virtual CD-ROM interface and withdrawing the virtual CD-ROM interface after the installing;
when the value of the parameter is equal to or greater than the value in the internal storage of the portable electronic device:
withdrawing the virtual CD-ROM interfaces;
establishing a TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)-over-USB connection over the communication path, the
TCP/IP-over-USB connection providing a control channel between the host electronic device and the portable electronic device;

communicating between the host electronic device and the portable electronic device over a control channel to acquire information
by the host electronic device for mapping some or all of the internal storage of the portable electronic device as a network
drive;

the acquired information including a set of permissions for accessing a first portion of the internal storage of the portable
electronic device, the set of permissions being unsatisfactory for accessing a second portion of the internal storage of the
portable electronic device; and

mounting, without user intervention, the first portion of the internal storage of the portable electronic device as the network
drive on the host electronic device using the acquired information, while preventing access to the second portion of the internal
storage of the portable electronic device from the host electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,193,311

AIRCRAFT AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRICAL POWER TO AN AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL LOAD

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An aircraft, comprising:
a wing;
a fuselage coupled to the wing;
an engine coupled to at least one of the fuselage and the wing;
an electrical load of a high energy device associated with the aircraft during flight operations;
a generator coupled to the engine and configured to generate electrical power at a voltage above 270 volts for the electrical
load of the high energy device during flight operations;

first and second conductors electrically disposed between the electrical load and the generator;
first and second conduits arranged along each other and configured to house the respective first and second conductors; and
a dielectric gas disposed in at least one of the first and second conduits;
wherein the at least one of the first and second conduits is configured to envelop the conductor in the dielectric gas.

US Pat. No. 9,192,850

ILLUMINATED FLOOR ASSEMBLY

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An illuminated arena floor, comprising:
a composite glass floor panel;
a connection joint;
an overlay;
a polymer block and a light channel next to each other between the composite glass floor panel and the overlay, the light
channel being laid under the composite glass floor panel;

the light channel comprising a plurality of individually controlled light sources configured to enable selective illumination;
to form playing field lines; a flat metal frame located on a top of the polymer block and below the connection joint; a hook
and loop fastener between the polymer block and the composite glass floor panel, the hook and loop fastener being directly
located on a top of the metal frame and under the composite glass floor panel; and

one or more supports between the overlay and a foundation of the arena.

US Pat. No. 9,196,585

POLYSILICON FUSE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING OVERLAPPING POLYSILICON FUSE SECTIONS AND METHOD OF SEVERING POLYSILICON FUSE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A polysilicon fuse comprising:
a first polysilicon fuse section for forming a cavity, the first polysilicon fuse section having a first narrowed portion
with a narrow width and, on each side of the first narrowed portion, having a first electrode portion with a wide width which
is connected to the first narrowed portion; and

a second polysilicon fuse section for adjusting circuit characteristics, the second polysilicon fuse section having a second
narrowed portion with a narrow width and, on each side of the second narrowed portion, having a second electrode portion with
a wide width which is connected to the second narrowed portion,

the first narrowed portion and the second narrowed portion being arranged overlaid with each other, with the first narrowed
portion being arranged beneath the second narrowed portion, and with a dialectric layer disposed in between the first narrowed
portion and the second narrowed portion.

US Pat. No. 9,193,868

ARTICLE COMPRISING POLY(PHENYLENE ETHER)-POLYSILOXANE COPOLYMER COMPOSITION

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An article comprising a composition,
wherein the article is a fuser holder; and
wherein the composition comprises
2 to 10 weight percent of a poly(phenylene ether)-polysiloxane block copolymer reaction product comprising a poly(phenylene
ether)-polysiloxane block copolymer and a first poly(phenylene ether);

55 to 75 weight percent of a second poly(phenylene ether);
5 to 25 weight percent of a flame retardant comprising an organophosphate ester, a phosphazene, or a combination thereof;
and

10 to 35 weight percent of a reinforcing filler;wherein all weight percent values are based on the total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,197,612

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYING ENCRYPTED MOBILE OFF-LINE WEB APPLICATIONS

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A mobile device operable to deploy an encrypted mobile web application off-line from a network connection, comprising,
a transceiver operable to receive an archive file comprising encrypted source files of web applications;
a storage unit operable to store the received archive file;
a local web server operable to:
interpret a format of the received archive file,
retrieve at least one source file from the archive file in response to a request from a device browser,
decrypt the retrieved source file, and
forward the decrypted source file to the device browser; and
the device browser operable to execute at least a portion of the decrypted source file and display unencrypted information.

US Pat. No. 9,197,521

CLOUD BASED LOGGING SERVICE

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A network security gateway appliance for managing access to a cloud-based logging service, the network security gateway
appliance comprising:
one or more processors;
a communication interface device;
one or more internal data storage devices operatively coupled to the one or more processors and storing:
a cloud-based logging service settings module configured to make the cloud-based logging service accessible to an administrator
of the network security gateway appliance via an interface of the network security gateway appliance by integrating and customizing
the cloud-based logging service within the network security gateway appliance, including registering a user account for the
network security gateway appliance with the cloud-based logging service;

a cloud-based logging service access module configured to receive, via the interface, a request to access the cloud-based
logging service from the administrator, wherein the cloud-based logging service access module is further configured to analyze
the request and retrieve and process logs from the cloud-based logging service, wherein the cloud-based logging service access
module is configured to access a basic level of service of the cloud-based logging service without requiring separate registration
of the administrator with the cloud-based logging service; and

an output module configured to receive the processed logs at the network security gateway appliance and output the processed
logs to the administrator.

US Pat. No. 9,195,907

METHOD FOR OMNIDIRECTIONAL PROCESSING OF 2D IMAGES INCLUDING RECOGNIZABLE CHARACTERS

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method for utilization of device having an imaging assembly including an image sensor, a memory, and a hand graspable
housing, the method including:
activating capture of image data into said memory;
searching for pixel groupings utilizing said image data, wherein a pixel grouping is characterized by one or more adjacent
like valued pixels;

identifying a pair of similarly sized pixel groupings;
utilizing a result of said identifying, determining a location for searching for a character pixel grouping;
developing shape characterizing data for said character pixel grouping; and
recognizing a character represented by said character pixel grouping.

US Pat. No. 9,195,277

TOUCH PANEL WITH PROXIMITY SENSOR

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A touch panel comprising:
a cover window with an active area and an inactive area;
a first sensing electrode having a first sensitivity in the active area; and
a second sensing electrode having a second sensitivity in the inactive area,
wherein the first sensitivity is different from the second sensitivity, and
wherein the second sensing electrode includes a same material as that of the first sensing electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,193,198

PDMS IMPRINTING STAMP WITH EMBEDDED FLEXURE

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A method for imprinting comprising:
providing a polymer stamp having a surface pattern and an imbedded mesh, wherein the mesh is resistant to deformation in the
x-direction and y-direction and flexible in the z-direction;

applying a force to the polymer stamp to deform the stamp and bring a portion of the stamp in contact with a surface to be
stamped; and

increasing the force to bring the entire surface pattern in contact with the surface to be stamped;
wherein a structure of a pattern of openings causes the mesh to function as a flexure; and
wherein the pattern of openings are concentric arc sections.

US Pat. No. 9,198,308

METRO CELL AGGREGATOR ENCLOSURE

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A telecommunications aggregator enclosure, comprising:
a housing;
a cover movably connected to said housing and movable between open and closed positions;
an inner door movably connected to said housing and movable between open and closed positions, wherein a slot in said inner
door receives a locking tab of said housing when said inner door is in said closed position to lock the inner door in said
closed position;

a printed circuit board disposed in said housing;
at least one first optical termination connected to said printed circuit board to receive at least one first cable from a
base station router or incumbent local exchange carrier;

at least one second optical termination connected to said printed circuit board to receive at least one second cable from
at least one metro cell; and

a power supply module connected to said printed circuit board to supply power thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,197,201

IMPULSE VOLTAGE GENERATION DEVICE

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. An impulse voltage generation device comprising:
a high voltage generator for generating a high voltage;
a capacitive element;
a signal generator for generating a combined signal that is generated only in a period where supply of a pulse signal is effected
by superimposing a period setting signal whereof one cycle includes a pulse supply period and a pulse idling period subsequent
to the pulse supply period on a pulse signal whose frequency is an impulse repetition frequency higher than the frequency
of the period setting signal and whose amplitude represents a voltage value that is lower than the high voltage value; and

a semiconductor switch for accumulating electric charge on the capacitive element by means of the high voltage from the high
voltage generator when the voltage value of the combined signal is lower than the set gate voltage value, generating an impulse
voltage whose peak value is the value of the high voltage by means of the electric charge that is discharged from the capacitive
element when the voltage value of the combined signal exceeds the set gate voltage value and supplying the impulse voltage
between the first output terminal and the second output terminal where a load is provided.

US Pat. No. 9,197,019

GROUNDING CLIP FOR ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A grounding clip, comprising:
a first leg oppositely disposed with respect to a second leg and connected to the second leg by a third leg;
at least one first mounting tab connected to an end of the first leg;
at least one second mounting tab connected to an end of the second leg;
a resilient upper flange formed in the third leg and angled with respect to the third leg inwardly toward the at least one
first mounting tab and the at least one second mounting tab;

a resilient first side flange formed in the first leg and angled with respect to the first leg;
a resilient second side flange formed in the second leg and angled with respect to the second leg, wherein the first side
flange and the second side flange extend inwardly toward one another; and

at least one hook member extending outwardly from an edge of the first leg.

US Pat. No. 9,197,011

CONNECTORS PROVIDING HAPTIC FEEDBACK

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing defining a first connector face configured to be positioned in at least one of a first position and a second position
proximate to a second connector face of an additional connector;

a first communication interface unit disposed within the housing and configured to communicate with a second communication
interface unit located in the additional connector using extremely high frequency (EHF) electromagnetic energy;

a first alignment element disposed within the housing and configured to align with a second alignment element located in the
additional connector; and

an interface control circuit coupled to the first communication interface unit and configured to:
determine whether a distance between the first communication interface unit and the second communication interface unit is
within a specified range; and

establish communication between the first and second communication interface units when the determined distance between the
first and second communication interface units is within the specified range.

US Pat. No. 9,196,976

TAPERED GROUND STRAP SHIELD CONNECTOR

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A ground strap shield connection assembly, comprising:
first and second ground strap shield connectors connected to ends of first and second cables, said first and second ground
strap shield connectors including

first and second body members, each body member being disposed between an insulation layer and a ground shield of the respective
cable, said body member having a first tapered portion and a first threaded portion on an outer surface thereof;

first and second cap members, each cap member having a second tapered portion and a second threaded portion on an inner surface
thereof, the ground shield of the respective cable being disposed between said first and second tapered portions of said respective
body member and said respective cap member when said first and second threaded portions are engaged; and

first and second ground straps, each ground strap having a first end connected to said respective cap member; and
a first fastener connecting second ends of said first and second ground straps together, thereby electrically connecting the
ground shields of the first and second cables.

US Pat. No. 9,196,402

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A VARISTOR AND A SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. An electric component assembly, comprising a semiconductor component and a carrier, said carrier containing a thermally
conductive ceramic and being connected to at least one varistor body, wherein heat from the semiconductor component can be
at least partially dissipated to the carrier of the varistor body, wherein the varistor body contains a composite material
composed at least of a varistor ceramic as matrix and a thermally conductive material as filler, wherein the thermally conductive
material differs from the varistor ceramic, wherein the filler is present as a homogenous distribution of highly thermally
conductive particles in the varistor body, and wherein the filler is highly thermally conductive ceramics selected from the
group consisting of hafnium oxide and manganese oxide.

US Pat. No. 9,195,823

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERCEPTING PROCESS CREATION EVENTS

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A computer-implemented method of detecting creation of processes, the method comprising:
injecting an interceptor module into a native operating system process;
replacing, with the interceptor module, an address of a selected routine in an address table with an address to an interceptor
routine of the interceptor module such that the native operating system process is configured to call the interceptor routine
in place of the selected routine during a creation of a second process;

obtaining at least one parameter from the native operating system process using the interceptor routine, wherein the at least
one parameter corresponds to at least one characteristic of the second process;

analyzing the at least one parameter to determine whether the second process corresponds to a program of interest;
controlling the second process in response to determining that the second process corresponds to the program of interest;
saving the at least one parameter;
causing the second process to terminate;
creating a third process having the at least one parameter;
wherein the step of obtaining at least one parameter further comprises obtaining a name of the second process; and
wherein the second process is a browser process and wherein the controlling the second process comprises reducing functionality
of the browser process.

US Pat. No. 9,192,910

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NITRIDE CRYSTAL, NITRIDE CRYSTAL AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A process for producing a nitride crystal, comprising:
introducing (a) a reactant gas, which is reactive with ammonia to form a mineralizer, into a reactor charged with (b) ammonia,
to produce a mineralizer in the reactor,

wherein the ammonia is cooled while the reactant gas is introduced into the reactor; and
in the same reactor in which the mineralizer is produced, growing a nitride crystal from a starting material suitable for
growth of a nitride crystal placed in the reactor, by an ammonothermal method in the presence of ammonia and the mineralizer.

US Pat. No. 9,197,874

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMBEDDING STEREO IMAGERY

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A method for embedding stereo imagery, comprising:
transforming a foreground stereo image, extracted from a source stereo image captured by a first stereo camera, from scale
associated with the first stereo camera to scale associated with a second stereo camera, to form a transformed foreground
stereo image; and

embedding the transformed foreground stereo image into a target stereo image, captured by the second stereo camera, to form
an embedded stereo image.

US Pat. No. 9,195,283

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a motherboard;
at least one heat dissipation module, arranged on the motherboard and provided with a first positioning component, the first
positioning component being a fastening convex component;

a fan module arranged on one side of the motherboard and facing the heat dissipation module; and
a wind, scooper, provided with a second positioning component corresponding to the first positioning component, wherein the
second positioning component is a fastener arranged on the wind scooper, the fastener has a fastening hook component; the
wind scooper is fixed on the heat dissipation module through the fastening hook component being fastened to a lower edge of
the fastening convex component in an assembly direction, and the fastening hook component is unfastened from the fastening
convex component when the fastening hook component is squeezed by the fastening convex component along a direction substantially
perpendicular to the assembly direction; and the wind scooper is connected between the fan module and the heat dissipation
module, so that the airflow provided by the fan module flows through the heat dissipation module.

US Pat. No. 9,193,182

DRYER FOR HEATING A SUBSTRATE

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A printing device comprising:
at least one radiant heater along a printing path of the printing device, the at least one radiant heater includes at least
two emitters;

a circuit that measures a voltage and a current supplied to each of the at least two emitters; and
a controller that receives a measurements of the voltage and current supplied to each of the at least two emitters and calculates
an electrical power supplied to each of the at least two emitters; wherein the controller compares the calculated electrical
power supplied to the at least two emitters and adjusts the electrical power supplied to at least one of the at least two
emitters if a difference in power supplied to each of the at least two emitters exceeds a threshold to reduce the electrical
power difference between the at least two emitters.

US Pat. No. 9,198,281

LEADFRAME FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A leadframe for semiconductor packages, comprising:
a die pad;
a side rail around the die pad;
a tie bar connecting the die pad and the side rail; and
a plurality of leads extending from the side rail in close proximity to the die pad, comprising a first lead with no branch
and a second lead being at opposite locations of the leadframe relative to a center line through the die pad, wherein the
first and second leads are substantially asymmetrical with each other relative to the center line and have different impedance
values, wherein the plurality of leads are spaced apart from each other, and the plurality of leads further comprise a third
lead adjacent to the first lead, and fourth lead adjacent to the second lead,

wherein the plurality of leads are directly and electrically connected to a chip attached on the die pad through a plurality
of bonding wires, and each of the first and second leads is connected to a different one of the plurality of bonding wires,

wherein a pitch between the first and third leads is different from a pitch between the second and fourth leads.

US Pat. No. 9,196,281

PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING TAILORED GRANULAR LAYERS

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A perpendicular magnetic recording medium, comprising:
a nonmagnetic substrate;
a first layer having granular structure in which a first material is surrounded by a second material, the first material being
a magnetic crystalline material, and the second material being a non-magnetic amorphous material; and

a second layer positioned immediately below the first layer and having a granular structure in which a third material is surrounded
by a fourth material, the third material being a non-magnetic crystalline material, and the fourth material being a non-magnetic
amorphous material,

wherein, when the first material is a material denoted by “1,” the second material is a material denoted by “2,” the third
material is a material denoted by “3,” and the fourth material is a material denoted by “4,” an interface energy, Ei(a//b),
exists when two different materials including a material denoted by “a” and a material denoted by “b” are in contact, a surface
energy, Es(a), is determined when the material denoted by “a” exists independently, a surface energy, Es(b), is determined
when the material denoted by “b” exists independently, and an energy, G(a//b), is determined by subtracting a sum of the respective
surface energies (?Es) from the interface energy (Ei(a//b)), so that materials “a” and “b” are suitable for the perpendicular
magnetic recording medium when a condition is satisfied as follows:

G(2//4) is the minimum among G(1//3), G(1//4), G(2//3) and G(2//4).

US Pat. No. 9,193,315

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A DEVICE IN A VEHICLE WITH A VOICE CONTROLLER

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A method for operating a device of a vehicle, comprising:
displaying simultaneously on a display device:
(a) a plurality of first selectable push buttons, each displaying a different selectable non-voice function, and
(b) a voice controller symbol displayed on at least one of the push buttons displaying the selectable non-voice functions,
each voice controller symbol indicating that user selection of an associated non-voice function, via manual user actuation
of the associated push button, automatically activates a voice controller for receiving linguistic input following the selected
non-voice function, such that prior to activating the voice controller, the display device provides a visual indication of
whether each of the non-voice functions is controllable, upon manual selection of that operating step, by linguistic input,

receiving a user selection of a particular one of the first push buttons displaying a particular non-voice function and having
a voice controller symbol displayed on the particular push button, and

in response to receiving the user selection of the particular push button, automatically (a) displaying a plurality of second
selectable push buttons corresponding to a plurality of sub-functions related to the particular non-voice function and (b)
activating the voice controller, the activated voice controller configured to receive linguistic input following the selection
of the particular push button, wherein each second push button displays text corresponding to one of the sub-functions, and
wherein each sub-function is both (a) selectable by manual user selection of the corresponding second push button and (b)
selectable by linguistic input, via the activated voice controller, reciting the displayed text on corresponding second push
button.

US Pat. No. 9,196,962

DIFFERENTIAL LOOPSTICK ANTENNA CONFIGURATION

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

8. An apparatus comprising:
a positive antenna input;
a negative antenna input;
a first switch disposed between the positive antenna input and a reference voltage node to selectively couple the positive
antenna input to the reference voltage node and a second switch disposed between the negative antenna input and the reference
voltage node to selectively couple the negative antenna input to the reference voltage node,

wherein one of the first and second switches is configured to couple the positive antenna input or the negative antenna input
to the reference voltage node to operate the apparatus in a single-ended mode with respect to the positive and negative antenna
inputs,

wherein in the single-ended mode, the first and second switches are configured to couple a front end of the receiver to receive
signals from one of a first loopstick antenna coupled at one of the positive and negative antenna inputs and a second loopstick
antenna coupled at the other of the positive and negative antenna inputs.

US Pat. No. 9,195,492

SECURE SYSTEM TIME REPORTING

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method for secure system time reporting by a hypervisor in a computing device, comprising:
trapping, by the hypervisor, a current system time request from a guest operating system, the current system time request
comprising a request for system time at a system clock at the computing device;

reading, by the hypervisor, a current system time;
comparing, by the hypervisor, the current system time to a previously requested system time, wherein the previously requested
system time was previously provided by the hypervisor in response to a previous system time request from the guest operating
system or another operating system other than the guest operating system, the previous system time request comprising a request
for system time at the system clock at the computing device;

when a difference between the current system time and the previously requested system time is at or below a predetermined
minimum value and the previously requested system time was requested by the guest operating system, providing, by the hypervisor
to the guest operating system, the previously requested system time in response to the current system time request; and

when the difference between the current system time and the previously requested system time is above the predetermined minimum
value or the previously requested system time was requested by another operating system other than the guest operating system,
providing, by the hypervisor to the guest operating system, the current system time in response to the current system time
request.

US Pat. No. 9,195,144

SPECTRAL PURITY FILTER, RADIATION SOURCE, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A spectral purity filter comprising:
a body; and
an aperture in the body, wherein the aperture has a cross-dimension larger than a wavelength of an extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
radiation but smaller than a wavelength of a non-EUV secondary radiation,

wherein the spectral purity filter is configured to allow transmission therethrough of the EUV radiation and to refract and
transmit therethrough the non-EUV secondary radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,195,140

DEVELOPING APPARATUS AND DEVELOPING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A developing method for developing a substrate, comprising the steps of:
developing the substrate by supplying a developer to the substrate;
rinsing the substrate by spinning the substrate while supplying a rinsing solution to the substrate;
drying the substrate by spinning the substrate, including the step of starting supply of an inert gas from a nozzle directed
substantially at right angles toward a point adjacent a spin center of the substrate in plan view, after finishing the rinsing
step and while a film of the rinsing liquid is present on the substrate; and

wherein, when the rinsing step ends, the drying step is started;
wherein, in said drying step, the supplied inert gas breaks the film of the rinsing liquid, and
said drying step continues supply of the inert gas until an end of a period allocated for said drying step;
said rinsing step replaces the developer with the rinsing liquid;
said developing step continues supply of the developer until an end of a period allocated for said developing step; and
said rinsing step starts supply of the rinsing liquid immediately after the supply of the developer ends.

US Pat. No. 9,193,321

MULTI-AXIS VEHICLE SENSOR MOUNTING

Continental Automotive Sy...

4. A method of operating a vehicle safety system comprising:
detecting a force in a direction of impact with sensor including only a first sensor portion and a second sensor portion,
the first sensor portion for sensing movement along a first sensing axis and the second sensor portion for sensing along a
second sensing axis normal to the first sensing axis, wherein the first sensor portion senses forces a force along a first
sensing axis parallel with a longitudinal axis of the vehicle and second sensor portion senses forces along a second sensing
axis angled relative to a lateral axis of the vehicle, wherein sensing movement indicative of an impact along the second sensing
axis includes a first component indicative of movement along the lateral axis and a second component indicative of movement
along a third vehicle axis transverse to the vehicle lateral axis and the vehicle longitudinal axis such that the sensor including
only a first sensor portion and a second sensor portion detects forces along at least three vehicle axes;

determining with an electronic control unit that a safety response is required based upon signals communicated from the sensor
indicative of forces exerted on the vehicle; and

generating a signal for triggering a safety response with the electronic control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,193,303

DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:
an imaging device comprising an array of photosensing pixels, wherein said imaging device is disposed at least partially within
an exterior rearview mirror assembly that attaches at a side of a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system;

wherein, with said exterior rearview mirror assembly attached at the side of the equipped vehicle, said imaging device has
a field of view forward of said exterior rearview mirror assembly in a direction towards the front of the equipped vehicle
and has a field of view rearward of said exterior rearview mirror assembly in a direction towards the rear of the equipped
vehicle and has a field of view sideward of said exterior rearview mirror assembly in a direction away from the side of the
equipped vehicle at which said exterior rearview mirror assembly is attached;

a control for processing image data captured by said imaging device;
wherein said control is operable to determine that said imaging device is misaligned when said imaging device is disposed
at least partially within the exterior rearview mirror assembly at the side of the equipped vehicle; and

wherein said control, responsive to a determination of misalignment of said imaging device, is operable to at least partially
compensate for misalignment of said imaging device by at least one of (i) adjusting processing of captured image data and
(ii) adjusting said captured image data.

US Pat. No. 9,193,197

LIQUID DROPLET DETECTING DEVICE, INKJET RECORDING DEVICE INCORPORATING SAME, AND LIQUID DROPLET DETECTION METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A liquid droplet detecting device comprising:
nozzles arranged in a paper width direction orthogonal to a paper conveying direction to discharge liquid droplets;
a light emitting element provided on one side of the paper width direction to emit a light beam for liquid droplet detection;
a light receiving element provided on the other side of the paper width direction to receive the light beam;
a storage in which correspondence information on each of the nozzles and a scan position of the light beam when discharge
of a liquid droplet from each of the nozzles is detected is stored;

a controller to allow the light beam to scan according to the correspondence information; and
a detector to determine presence or absence a liquid droplet discharged from each nozzle from an output of the light receiving
element;

wherein the light beam is scanned in the paper conveying direction;
wherein the light receiving element is reciprocated in the paper conveying direction in synchronization with a moving of the
light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,193,084

CUTTING MECHANISM AND CUTTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A cutting mechanism for cutting a pipe, comprising:
a fixing board;
a cutter mounted on the fixing board, comprising:
a base body; and
a blade positioned on the base body; and
a driving assembly mounted on the fixing board for driving the pipe toward the blade to be cut into pieces of certain lengths;
wherein the driving assembly comprises a driver positioned at the fixing board, a driving wheel rotatably connected with the
fixing board above of the cutter, and a driven wheel positioned at the fixing board above the cutter, the driving wheel being
positioned between the driver and the driven wheel;

wherein the driving wheel and the driven wheel are configured to clamp the pipe there between; and the driving wheel is configured
to be driven to rotate by the driver to drive the pipe move to the blade.

US Pat. No. 9,197,967

MICROPHONE AND METHOD TO POSITION A MEMBRANE BETWEEN TWO BACKPLATES

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A dual-backplate microphone comprising:
first and second backplates;
a membrane located between the first and second backplates;
a voltage source configured to apply a first bias voltage between the membrane and the first backplate and a second bias voltage
between the membrane and the second backplate; and

a control unit configured to adjust the first and the second bias voltage; and a measurement circuit configured to measure
a collapse voltage between the membrane and the first backplate and a collapse voltage between the membrane and the second
backplate.

US Pat. No. 9,196,995

TAMPER RESISTANT MECHANISM FOR 15 AND 20 AMP ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLES

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A tamper resistant shutter assembly for an electrical device, comprising:
a housing having oppositely disposed first and second arcuate walls to facilitate being disposed in the electrical device;
a first shutter member movably disposed in said housing between closed and open positions;
a second shutter member movably disposed in said housing between closed and open positions;
a third shutter member movably disposed in said housing between closed and open positions, said third shutter member being
movable from said closed position to said open position by movement of said second shutter member from said closed position
to said open position;

a fourth shutter member movably disposed in said housing between closed and open positions, said fourth shutter member being
movable from said closed position to said open position by movement of said first shutter member from said closed position
to said open position; and

a fifth shutter member movably disposed in said housing between closed and open positions, said fifth shutter member being
prevented from moving from said closed position to said open position when said fourth shutter member is in said closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,195,266

BONDING STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A bonding structure, comprising:
a first connecting part comprising a top surface and a first joining surface opposite to the top surface;
a second connecting part comprising a mounting surface and defining a bonding groove on the mounting surface, the second connecting
part further comprising at least one positioning member in the bonding groove, and

an adhesive received in the bonding groove of the second connecting part, wherein the first connecting part is received in
the bonding groove with the top surface coplanar with the mounting surface of the second connecting part, the first joining
surface abuts against the at least one positioning member to position the first connecting part, the adhesive is received
between the first joining surface of the first connecting part and a bottom of the bonding groove to combine the first and
the second connecting part together, the adhesive covers the bottom of the bonding groove except for a portion of the bottom
touching the at least one positioning member.

US Pat. No. 9,193,403

HUMANOID FALL DAMAGE REDUCTION

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD, To...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling a robot during a fall to the ground, the method comprising:
determining a state of the robot following a determination that a fall cannot be prevented;
mapping, by a processor, the state of the robot to learned control parameters corresponding to the state of the robot, the
learned control parameters indicating a learned stepping location of a free leg, a learned left shoulder angle for controlling
a position of the left arm, and a learned right shoulder angle for controlling a position of the right arm, wherein the learned
control parameters control the robot to impact the ground with a foot of the free leg and two hands such that the robot reaches
a balanced position supported by the foot and the two hands that prevents its torso from impacting the ground;

controlling the robot during the fall based on the learned control parameters to take a step with the free leg to the learned
stepping location, to control the left arm to achieve the learned left shoulder angle, and to control the right arm to achieve
the learned right shoulder angle; and

after the free leg impacting the stepping location, locking the leg joints and locking the arm joints in a stretched position.

US Pat. No. 9,192,593

AMINO-ACID CONTAINING COMPOSITION FOR INHIBITING ACCUMULATION OF FAT

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A method for inhibiting accumulation of fat in fat tissue of a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said
subject an effective amount of the amino-acid containing composition comprising leucine in an amount of 33 to 67% by weight
and threonine in an amount of 33 to 67% by weight, in terms of free amino acids thereof, based on whole amino acids, wherein
said subject is a mammal or a bird.
US Pat. No. 9,196,850

ORGANIC DEVICES, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES, ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS, ORGANIC FET STRUCTURES AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF ORGANIC DEVICES

Junji Kido, Yonezawa, Ya...

1. An organic device comprising in order:
a glass substrate;
an anode;
a hole transportation layer;
a light emission layer;
a layer including Alq and Liq with a molar ratio of 1:1;
a thermally reducible metal layer of aluminum;
a hole current-electron current conversion layer including an electron transportation section and a hole transportation section
in contact with each other; and

a cathode,
wherein said hole current-electron current conversion layer functions as a buffer layer against a high energy particle deposition
when said cathode is being formed, wherein said hole transportation section consists of NPD and vanadium pentoxide, and wherein
said hole transportation section is transparent to light and is in contact with the cathode, and

wherein the amount of aluminum in the thermally reducible metal layer is the amount needed to reduce all the lithium ions
in the Liq of the Liq/Alq layer to lithium metal, such that the thermally reducible metal layer consists of aluminum ions.

US Pat. No. 9,197,522

NATIVE STORAGE DATA COLLECTION USING MULTIPLE DATA COLLECTION PLUG-INS INSTALLED IN A COMPONENT SEPARATE FROM DATA SOURCES OF ONE OR MORE STORAGE AREA NETWORKS

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

8. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing software for performing native data collection, the software comprising:
executable code that receives a request for data collection;
executable code that identifies characteristics for collection according to the request;
executable code that instantiates at least one data collection plug-in of a plurality of data collection plug-ins installed
in a native data collection component to collect identified data directly from at least one data source of multiple data sources
of at least one storage area network (SAN) according to the characteristics identified from the request, the native data collection
component being located separately from the multiple data sources of the at least one storage area network;

executable code that causes the at least one data collection plug-in to collect the identified data using a sharable communication
interface that is usable to access data from the multiple data sources that operate using different communication protocols,
wherein the data collection plug-ins for collecting the identified data are each installed in the native data collection component
independently of the multiple data sources, and wherein all elements of the native data collection component, including the
data collection plug-ins of the native data collection component, are not deployed into the at least one SAN as agents of
any of the multiple data sources.

US Pat. No. 9,195,014

OPTICAL CONNECTOR, OPTICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM AND OPTICAL BACKPLANE APPARATUS FOR OPTICALLY CONNECTING FIRST OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND SECOND OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. An optical connector for optically connecting a first optical waveguide and second optical waveguide, comprising:
a first connector module including
a first fixing portion attached to a first board in such a manner that a fixed position is adjustable,
a first connecting portion,
a first ferrule to which the first optical waveguide is connected, and
a guide pin attached to the first ferrule and provided with a tapered portion at a front end; and
a second connector module including
a second fixing portion fixed to a second board,
a second connecting portion connectable to the first connecting portion of the first connector module,
a second ferrule to which the second optical waveguide is connected and provided with a fitting hole that fits the guide pin,
and

a holding unit that movably holds the second ferrule.