US Pat. No. 9,208,493

CREDIT CARD SECURITY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Perry Securities LLC, Pe...

1. A transaction apparatus comprising:
a first electromagnetically or electronically read card with a respective means for carrying data to access a corresponding
account having an authorized user of the account as authorized by a financial institution on which the first card and corresponding
account are drawn;

a second electromagnetically or electronically read card with a respective means for carrying identity data, said second card
appearing as any one of a credit card, gift card, telephone calling card, library card, fundraising card, entity card, and
card to an organization, the second card being universally usable, at different points of sales, in verifying identity of
the authorized user across one or more qualifying cards including the first card for more than one transaction, each qualifying
card having a respective account of the authorized user drawn at a respective financial institution, different accounts of
the authorized user corresponding to different qualifying cards, and the second card carrying identity data of the authorized
user, as authorized by the respective financial institutions, with respect to each respective account corresponding to the
qualifying cards including account of the first card, wherein the second card enables request of credit history of the authorized
user to be made,

the first and second cards being read by a card reader, at a point of sales during a transaction in a manner such that a credit
card processing center remote from the point of sales processes authorization of at least the first card while the second
card is used to look at account authorization of the first card and verifies identity of the authorized user as a valid person
as authorized by the respective financial institution to access the corresponding account of the first card, and thus validates
the authorized user using the first card as payment to complete the transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,206,112

STABILIZED (METH)ACRYLIC MONOMERS

EVONIK ROEHM GmbH, Darms...

1. A composition comprising a (meth)acrylic monomer and a compound of formula (1)
as a polymerization inhibitor.

US Pat. No. 9,204,757

ADJUSTABLE PITCH COOKING GRATE

Yohannes Atlaw, Fremont,...

1. An adjustable pitch cooking grate comprising:
a plurality of parallel rods having first and second rows of rod ends;
first and second scissors linkage operably coupling the first and second rows of rod ends;
each of the first and second scissors linkage comprising links pivotally secured to one another and to the rod ends;
each of the first and second scissors linkage placeable in a first orientation causing the rods to be placed in a closed configuration
with the rods at a first pitch and adjacent to one another;

each of the first and second scissors linkage placeable in a plurality of second orientations causing the rods to be placed
in a plurality of open configurations at a plurality of pitches, the rods defining a plurality of different width gaps between
the rods in the plurality of open configurations;

each scissors linkage having a first length when in the first orientation and a plurality of different second lengths when
in the plurality of second orientations, the first length being shorter than the second lengths.

US Pat. No. 9,206,070

DEVICE DELIVERING GLASS FIBRES WITH A REDUCED PRECIOUS METAL CONTENT

SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS, Cha...

1. A device suitable for delivering a filament of molten material, the device comprising:
side plates,
a bottom plate comprising a nozzle configured for flow of the molten material, and
optionally an upper screen,
wherein the side plate, bottom plate, or upper screen is capable of contacting with the molten material and comprises:
a solid part comprising an iron-based alloy substrate having a melting point above 1450° C.,
a metal tie layer on at least one portion of a surface of the substrate,
a ceramic layer covering the metal tie layer, the metal layer and the ceramic layer forming a diffusion barrier to components
of the alloy that forms the substrate, and

a protective coating layer comprising platinum or platinum alloy, deposited directly on the ceramic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,207,334

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A LIGHT SENSOR IN GAMMA RAY DETECTORS

General Electric Company,...

1. A light sensor for a gamma ray detector of a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging system comprising:
a plurality of micro-cells forming a micro-cell array; and
a set of signal traces electrically coupling the plurality of micro-cells to a pin-out, wherein the set of signal traces are
configured to define a non-orthogonal signal path from each of the micro-cells to the pin-out.

US Pat. No. 9,206,109

METHOD OF STABILIZING POLYMERIZABLE COMPOUNDS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method of stabilizing acrylic compounds, comprising admixing a liquid phase comprising at least one acrylic compound
selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid and a respective ester thereof with at least one metal
selected from the group consisting of copper, manganese and cerium and also at least one ligand selected from the group consisting
of
quinoline compounds of formula (I):

N-oxides of compounds of formula (I), 2,2?-bis(2,3-dihydro-3-oxoindolylidene), and aliphatic y-dentate ligands having y=2-6
and comprising at least two nitrogen atoms joined by aliphatic or aromatic C1-C4 bridges comprising y?2 further coordinating nitrogen atoms or heteroatoms,

wherein
X is OH, NH2, O—C1-C4-alkyl, O—C(O)—C1-C4-alkyl, O—C(O)—C2H5 or O—C(O)-phenyl,

R1 is H, or (C1-C4)-alkyl,

R2 is H, C1-C4-alkyl, Cl, Br or SO3H, and

R3 is H, Cl or Br.

US Pat. No. 9,207,935

EARLY ANALYSIS OF SOFTWARE DESIGN DIAGRAMS

Infosys Limited, Bangalo...

1. A method of automatically reporting quality metrics for a class-level representation of a software application, the method
comprising:
receiving the class-level representation of the software application, the class-level representation defining a graph including
one or more object classes;

selecting, using a computer, one or more of the object classes;
calculating, using the computer, a plurality of software application quality metrics for each of the selected object classes
indicative of prospective quality of the software application, the software application based on prospective source code produced
in accordance with the class-level representation, wherein:

the calculating of the software application quality metrics takes place prior to generating the source code, wherein the calculating
does not use source code based on the class-level representation or source code based on the object classes; and

for each respective class of the selected object classes, at least a first quality metric of the software application quality
metrics is based on properties associated with the respective class, and at least a second quality metric of the software
application quality metrics is based on relationships between the respective class and one or more other classes determined
at the time of the calculating;

comparing at least one numeric value for the first and second software application quality metrics with a threshold value;
outputting a report, the report including data indicating at least one numeric value for the calculated plurality of quality
metrics for the selected object classes, and the data providing at least one indication of a non-compliant metric of the calculated
plurality of quality metrics within the report, if the plurality of software application quality metrics is above the threshold
value during the comparing; and

modifying the class-level representation of the software application to transform the non-compliant metric to a compliant
metric.

US Pat. No. 9,209,006

MASS SPECTROMETRY

1. An ion guide assembly having a plurality of elongate rods oriented about a common axis, the elongate rods capable of being
in electrical association with one another so as to guide a stream of ions along an intended pathway substantially aligned
with the common axis, each elongate rod having a cross-section that increases in a direction of ion travel along part of its
length in a region adjacent the common axis.

US Pat. No. 9,209,143

DIE EDGE SIDE CONNECTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first integrated circuit (IC) die including a top layer, a bottom surface, a sidewall surface extending from a top surface
of the top layer to the bottom surface, and at least one multi-surface contact pad, wherein the at least one multi-surface
contact pad includes a top surface substantially in the same plane as the top surface of the top layer of the first IC die
and a side surface substantially in the same plane as the sidewall surface of the first IC die;

a second IC die including a top layer, a bottom surface, a sidewall surface extending from a top surface of the top layer
to the bottom surface, and at least one multi-surface contact pad, wherein the second IC die is arranged adjacent to the first
IC die;

a substrate, wherein the bottom surfaces of the first IC die and the second IC die are in contact with the substrate; and
an electrically conductive bond including the top surface and the side surface of the multi-surface contact pad of the first
IC die and at least one of the top surface and the side surface of the multi-surface contact pad of the second IC die.

US Pat. No. 9,207,045

OPTICAL DEVICE FOR GUIDING RADIATION FROM AN OBJECT SCENE TO A DETECTOR USING AN OPTICAL LINK AND METHOD FOR GUIDING RADIATION FROM THE OBJECT SCENE TO THE DETECTOR BY AN OPTICAL LINK

1. An optical device for guiding radiation from an object scene to a detector, the optical device comprising:
a detector optical unit;
an alignment device;
an input optical unit being pivotable by said alignment device for changing a field of view of the detector relative to a
predetermined direction;

a rotation device;
an optical link for guiding a beam into said detector optical unit, said optical link disposed between said input optical
unit and said detector optical unit, said optical link being rotatable by said rotation device, said optical link having a
reversing prism, in which a parallel beams bundle incident in a front roof surface of said reversing prism is refracted towards
a hypotenuse surface of said reversing prism, is reflected by said hypotenuse surface and refracted again at a rear roof surface
of said reversing prism;

said rotation device being embodied such that said optical link is concomitantly pivoted with always half of a pivoting angle
of said input optical unit;

said rotation device and said alignment device being mechanically forcibly coupled;
said input optical unit disposed upstream of said optical link for compacting entrance radiation incident from the object
scene by a factor of 1.2 to 10; and

said input optical unit being afocal for guiding a parallel beam incidence from the object scene in parallel fashion onto
said optical link.

US Pat. No. 9,210,724

BROADCASTING METHOD FOR SENDING SIGNAL CONTAINING PREDETERMINED INFORMATION AND RADIO APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiving unit adapted to a system where a period in which an access control apparatus is configured for broadcasting an
orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) packet signal is defined as a first period and a period available for carrier
sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) communication between terminal apparatuses is defined as a second
period, where a 100 msec frame is formed by time division multiplexing a plurality of first periods and a second period, and
where a plurality of access control apparatuses use mutually different first periods, the receiving unit being further adapted
to receive, in the first period used by one of the access control apparatuses, an OFDM packet signal from the one of the access
control apparatuses; and

a transmitting unit that broadcasts, given a 100 msec frame in which a plurality of first periods and the second period are
time division multiplexed, an OFDM packet signal in the second period,

wherein the OFDM packet signal received by the receiving unit includes information on timing of the first periods in which
the one of the access control apparatuses broadcasts an OFDM packet signal, and

the transmitting unit performs carrier sensing and determines random timing of transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,207,329

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DEVICE LOCATION

1. A satellite-based positioning system (SPS) receiver, comprising:
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to sample a series of received PRN sequences to provide original time samples
responsive to an SPS clock having an SPS sampling rate;

a perfect reference generator configured to generate perfect reference samples of a series of perfect reference PRN sequences
corresponding to the original time samples of the received PRN sequences;

a re-sampler configured to re-sample the original time samples according to a first effective sampling rate different from
the SPS sampling rate to provide first re-sampled time samples; and

a cross-correlator configured to coherently cross-correlate the first re-sampled time samples with the perfect reference samples
to provide a first cross-correlation sum;

and a detection module configured to detect a first peak value in the first cross-correlation sum.

US Pat. No. 9,207,203

TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON GAS SENSOR AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SENSOR

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A sensor for sensing a fluidum in a space adjoining the sensor, comprising:
a substrate;
a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) layer stack formed on the substrate;
a gate vertically interposed between the substrate and the 2DEG layer stack and laterally overlapping at least part of the
2DEG layer stack and configured to electrostatically control the electron density of a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG)
in the 2DEG layer stack; and

a source electrode contacting the 2DEG layer stack for electrically contacting the 2DEG,
wherein the 2DEG layer stack comprises a contact surface contacting the space and provided to contact molecules of the fluidum
to be detected, and

wherein the gate comprises a doped semiconductor bottom layer formed of a material of the substrate doped with atoms of a
bottom layer of the 2DEG layer stack, wherein the doped semiconductor bottom layer is in electrical contact with at least
one gate electrode extending vertically through an opening formed through the 2DEG layer stack, the doped semiconductor bottom
layer being located at a side of the 2DEG layer stack opposing the contact surface.

US Pat. No. 9,207,043

TARGET MARKING SYSTEM

LaserMax, Inc., Rocheste...

1. A target marking system, comprising:
a target marker, the target marker comprising
a beam source configured to emit a beam;
a motion sensor configured to sense movement of the target marker and to generate a signal indicative of the sensed movement,
and

a controller in communication with the beam source and the motion sensor, the controller configured to modify operation of
the beam source in response to changes in the signal generated by the motion sensor, wherein such modification changes a characteristic
of the emitted beam and wherein the motion sensor comprises an image processor configured to determine movement of a field
of view and to change the signal generated by the motion sensor based upon the determined movement of the field of view.

US Pat. No. 9,208,371

LOW POWER NAVIGATION DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Synaptics Incorporated, ...

1. A method for conserving power during navigation using a fingerprint image sensor, comprising:
processing, via a computing device, fingerprint image sensor data indicative of finger position and movement with respect
to a fingerprint image sensor surface in a finger navigation mode to determine if the finger is in a first finger navigation
mode;

processing, via the computing device, fingerprint image sensor data indicative of finger position and movement with respect
to a fingerprint image sensor surface in a finger navigation mode to determine if the finger is in a second finger navigation
mode; and

transitioning, via the computing device, the fingerprint image sensor from a first power consumption mode to a second power
consumption mode, based on detecting a transition from the first finger navigation mode to the second finger navigation mode;

wherein the second navigation is indicated by the finger being detected to be steadily in contact with the linger sensor surface
and/or the sensed fingerprint image data being substantially redundant.

US Pat. No. 9,206,195

DIHYDROTHIENOPYRIMIDINES

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of the formula I

wherein
A is selected from the group Aa consisting of

a heteroaryl group with 5 or 6 ring atoms containing one to three heteroatoms independently selected from N, O, S,
wherein above mentioned heteroaryl groups may optionally be substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from
the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, C3-6-cycloalkyl-, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-3-alkyl-, C1-4-alkyl-O— which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 9 fluorine atoms and (C1-4-alkyl)3Si—;

B is selected from the group Ba consisting of


wherein above mentioned phenyl-, pyridinyl-, pyrimidinyl-, pyridazinyl and pyrazinyl groups may optionally be substituted
with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of HO—, halogen, cyano, C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, C3-6-cycloalkyl-O— and C1-6-alkyl-O— which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms;

D is selected from the group Da consisting of

a mono- or bicyclic carbocyclus consisting of 3 to 10 carbon atoms wherein one of the rings may be an aromatic ring, or
a 4- to 12-membered mono-, bicyclic or bridged heterocyclyl group, wherein above mentioned ring Da may optionally be substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano,
C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, C3-6-cycloalkyl-, heterocyclyl, aryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-C1-3-alkyl-, HC(O)—, C1-6-alkyl-C(O)—, C3-6-cycloalkyl-C(O)—, aryl-C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, HO—, oxo, C1-6-alkyl-O— which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, C3-6-cycloalkyl-O—, heterocyclyl-O—, aryl-O—, heteroaryl-O—, H2N—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—, azetidinyl, pyrrolidinyl and (C1-4-alkyl)(C1-3-alkyl-C(O))N—,

wherein above mentioned aryl-C(O)—, aryl-O—, aryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-C1-3-alkyl- and heteroaryl-O— groups may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group
consisting of HO—, C1-4-alkyl-O—, F3CO—, F3C—, F2HCO—, FH2CO—, heterocyclyl-O—, cyano, halogen, F5S—, (C1-4-alkyl)3Si—, nitro, H2N—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—, (H2N)—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)-HN—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl- and C1-6-alkyl-which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms;

W is selected from the group Wa consisting of

—(R7)N— and —O—;

X is selected from the group Xa consisting of

—S—, —S(O)— and —S(O)2—;

R1 is selected from the group R1a consisting of

H, C1-6-alkyl-, C2-6-alkenyl-, C2-6-alkynyl-, carbocyclyl, carbocyclyl-C1-3-alkyl-, C-linked heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-C1-3-alkyl-, aryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-C1-3-alkyl-, R4R5N—, R4R5N—C1-3-alkyl- and R4O—,

wherein above mentioned C2-6-alkenyl-, C2-6-alkynyl-, C-linked heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-C1-3-alkyl-, aryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, heteroaryl and heteroaryl-C1-3-alkyl-groups may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of HO—,
C1-4-alkyl-O—, F3CO—, F2HCO—, FH2CO—, heterocyclyl-O—, cyano, halogen, F5S—, (C1-4-alkyl)3Si—, nitro, H2N—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—, (H2N)—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)-HN—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl- and C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, and

wherein above mentioned C1-6-alkyl-, carbocyclyl and carbocyclyl-C1-3-alkyl-groups may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen,
cyano, HO—, oxo, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-O—, C3-6-cycloalkyl-O—, oxetanyl-O—, tetrahydrofuryl-O— and tetrahydropyranyl-O—;

R2, R3 are selected independently of each other from the group R2a/R3a consisting of

H, halogen, C1-6-alkyl-, C3-6-cycloalkyl-, aryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, HO—, C1-6-alkyl-O—, C3-6-cycloalkyl-O—,

wherein above mentioned aryl, and the aryl moiety of the aryl-C1-3-alkyl-group may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of HO—,
C1-4-alkyl-O—, heterocyclyl-O—, cyano, halogen, F5S—, (C1-4-alkyl)3Si—, nitro, H2N—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—, (H2N)—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)-HN—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl- and C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, and

wherein the alkyl moieties of above mentioned C1-6-alkyl-, C3-6-cycloalkyl-, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-O— and C3-6-cycloalkyl-O-groups may optionally be substituted with 1-13 fluorine atoms, or

R2a and R3a form together with the carbon atom to which they are attached an oxo group;

R4, R5 are selected independently of each other from the group R4a/R5a consisting of

H, C1-6-alkyl-, carbocyclyl, carbocyclyl-C1-3-alkyl-, carbocyclyl-O—C2-4-alkyl-, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-C1-6-alkyl-, heterocyclyl-O—C2-4-alkyl-, aryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, aryl-O—C2-3-alkyl-, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-C1-3-alkyl- and heteroaryl-O—C2-3-alkyl-,

wherein above mentioned C1-6-alkyl-, carbocyclyl, carbocyclyl-C1-3-alkyl-, carbocyclyl-O—C2-4-alkyl-, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-C1-6-alkyl- or heterocyclyl-O—C2-4-alkyl- groups may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of
halogen, cyano, HO—, oxo, C1-4-alkyl-O— which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 9 fluorine atoms, C1-4-alkyl-O—C(O)—, HO—C1-4-alkyl-, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl-, heterocyclyl, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—, (C1-3-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, and C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms,

wherein above mentioned aryl-, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, aryl-O—C2-3-alkyl-, heteroaryl-, heteroaryl-C1-3-alkyl- and heteroaryl-O—C2-3-alkyl- groups may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of
HO—, C1-4-alkyl-O—, F3CO—, F2HCO—, FH2CO—, heterocyclyl-O—, cyano, halogen, F5S—, (C1-4-alkyl)3Si—, nitro, (R6)2N—, (H2N)—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)-HN—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl- and C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, or

R4a and R5a form together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached a 4-12-membered mono-, bicyclic or bridged ring system optionally
containing one or two double bonds and/or one aromatic ring and optionally containing one or two additional heteroatoms selected
from the group consisting of —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —N(R6)—,

wherein 2 geminal hydrogen atoms of the 4-12-membered mono- or bicyclic ring system may be replaced by a —(CH2)1-5— group and

wherein one —(CH2)— group of the —(CH2)1-5— group may be replaced by —O— or —N(R6)— and

wherein above mentioned 4-12-membered mono-, bicyclic or bridged ring system may optionally be substituted with 1 or 2 substituents
independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, aryl, heteroaryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms, heterocyclyl, HO—, oxo, C1-6-alkyl-O—, C3-6-cycloalkyl-O—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C(O)—, HO—C1-4-alkyl-, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl-, C3-6-cycloalkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl-, heterocyclyl-O—, heterocyclyl-O—C1-4-alkyl-, aryl-O—, heteroaryl-O— and (R6)2N—,

wherein the directly above mentioned aryl, aryl-C1-3-alkyl-, aryl-O—, heteroaryl-O—, and heteroaryl groups may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently
selected from the group consisting of HO—, C1-4-alkyl-O—, F3CO—, F2HCO—, FH2CO—, heterocyclyl-O—, cyano, halogen, F5S—, (C1-4-alkyl)3Si—, nitro, amino, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—, (H2N)—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)-HN—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl- and C1-6-alkyl- which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms;

R6 is selected independently of each other from the group R6a consisting of

H, C1-6-alkyl-, C3-6-cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, HC(O)—, C1-6-alkyl-C(O)—, C3-6-cycloalkyl-C(O)—, aryl-C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C(O)— and (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—,

wherein above mentioned C1-6-alkyl-, C3-6-cycloalkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-C(O)— and C3-6-cycloalkyl-C(O)— groups may optionally be substituted with 1-13 fluorine atoms and

wherein the above mentioned aryl-C(O)— and heteroaryl group may optionally be substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently
selected from the group consisting of HO—, C1-4-alkyl-O—, F3CO—, F2HCO—, FH2CO—, heterocyclyl-O—, cyano, halogen, F5S—, (C1-4-alkyl)3Si—, nitro, amino, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—, (H2N)—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)-HN—C(O)—, (C1-4-alkyl)2N—C(O)—, C1-4-alkyl-O—C1-4-alkyl- and C1-6-alkyl-which is optionally fluorinated with 1 to 13 fluorine atoms;

R7 is selected independently of each other from the group R7a consisting of

H, C1-6-alkyl-, C1-6-alkyl-C(O)— and C1-6-alkyl-O—C(O)—,

or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,205,411

COMPONENT HAVING A CATALYTIC SURFACE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND USE OF SAID COMPONENT

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A component part comprising:
a catalyst surface comprising:
metallic surface regions of Co or Sn or Zn or alloys of at least one of these metals, and
surface regions of MnO2 in contact with the metallic surface regions,

wherein the surface regions of MnO2 define a plurality of islands of MnO2 physically separated and spaced apart from each other at the catalyst surface by the metallic surface regions such that only
a portion of the catalyst surface includes MnO2, and

wherein the surface regions of MnO2 surrounded by the metallic surface regions comprise nanoparticles having a diameter between 100 nm and 1 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,209,809

CIRCUITS FOR AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING OUTPUT SWING IN A CURRENT-MODE LOGIC CIRCUIT

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A circuit for controlling output swing in a current-mode logic circuit, the circuit comprising:
a plurality of current-mode logic circuits coupled in series;
a first current-mode logic circuit of the plurality of current-mode logic circuits coupled to provide a signal to a second
current-mode logic circuit of the plurality of current-mode logic circuits;

a plurality of amplitude detectors, wherein each amplitude detector is coupled to a corresponding current-mode logic circuit
of the plurality of current-mode logic circuits;

a selection circuit coupled to outputs of the plurality of amplitude detectors, wherein an output of an amplitude detector
of the plurality of amplitude detectors is selected; and

a control circuit coupled to the selection circuit to receive the selected output, wherein the control circuit generates an
amplitude control signal for controlling an output swing of a current-mode logic circuit of the plurality of current-mode
logic circuits based upon the detected amplitude of the selected output.

US Pat. No. 9,207,195

HIGH-ENERGY X-RAY-SPECTROSCOPY-BASED INSPECTION SYSTEM AND METHODS TO DETERMINE THE ATOMIC NUMBER OF MATERIALS

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., ...

1. An X-ray scanning system for identifying material composition of an object being scanned comprising:
at least one X-ray source for projecting an X-ray beam on the object, at least a portion of the projected X-ray beam being
transmitted through the object;

at least two arrays of detectors, wherein one of said at least two arrays of detectors comprises scintillator material having
at least one of Lanthanum Bromide or Lutetium Yttrium Ortho-Silicate, measures an energy spectra of the transmitted X-rays,
and generates an image having a first resolution, and wherein a second of said at least two arrays of detectors comprises
scintillator material having at least one of Cesium Iodide or Cadmium Tungstate and generates an image having a second resolution,
said second resolution being greater than the first resolution; and

a processor for identifying the material composition of said object wherein said processor determines the material composition
using said spectra.

US Pat. No. 9,208,527

GENERAL LEDGER (GL) JOURNAL DELETE/ACCOUNTING LINE REVERSAL WEB SERVICE

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A computer-implemented method of formulating reverse accounting entries for a deleted journal, the method comprising:
receiving a command, in at least one computer processor operatively coupled to a memory, that a journal is to be deleted;
mapping, by the at least one computer processor operatively coupled with the memory, a journal entry in the journal to be
deleted to a transaction entry received from a feeder system;

determining, by the at least one computer processor operatively coupled with the memory, an identifier key corresponding to
the transaction entry received from the feeder system;

formulating, by the at least one computer processor operatively coupled with the memory, a reverse accounting entry in a web
service message to reverse the transaction entry; and

sending, by the at least one computer processor operatively coupled with the memory, the reverse accounting entry with the
identifier key corresponding to the transaction entry received from the feeder system in the web service message to the feeder
system, wherein the web service message aggregates other reverse accounting entries for other journal entries in the journal
to be deleted.

US Pat. No. 9,206,121

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF D,L-METHIONINE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for producing D,L-methionine, the process comprising:
conversion of 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyronitrile to the D,L-methionine by reaction with ammonia, optionally in the presence
of carbon dioxide;

wherein
the 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyronitrile is obtained by a process comprising:
reacting 3-methylmercaptopropionaldehyde with hydrogen cyanide in the presence of a base as catalyst in a main reaction zone
of a multizone reactor to form a reaction mixture comprising the 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyronitrile, unreacted 3-methylmercaptopropionaldehyde,
the catalyst and residual amounts of gaseous hydrogen cyanide;

removing the residual gaseous hydrogen cyanide from the main reaction zone to an absorption and post-reaction zone of the
reactor which comprises a mixture of 3-methylmercaptopropionaldehyde and the catalyst;

further reacting the gaseous hydrogen cyanide with the 3-methylmercaptopropionaldehyde in the absorption and post reaction
zone; and

removing the 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyronitrile from the multizone reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,206,218

PROBES COMPRISING FLUORESCENT ARTIFICIAL NUCLEOBASES AND USE THEREOF FOR DETECTION OF SINGLE BASE ALTERATION

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU B...

1. A hybridization probe comprising at least one nucleoside analogue having the formula
5?-(N1)n—Xt1-NA-Xt2-(N2)m—Xt3-[NA-Xt4-(N3)o]p-3?,
wherein
N1, N2, N3 is identical or different being guanosine, cytidine, adenosine, thymidine, uracidine, inosine or a modification
thereof,

NA is a nucleoside analogue being a fluorescent artificial nucleobase linked to C1 of a carba-pentose or a carba-hexose in ?- or ?-configuration or is a fluorescent artificial nucleobase directly bound to
an amino acid nucleic acid (AANA) having one of the following structures:


wherein A, B and D are identical or different and represent a carbon, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl group, wherein the substituent is an amino-group or a C1-C6 alkyl group, or an O or S,

n is an integer from 0 to 100,
m is an integer from 0 to 100,
o is an integer from 0 to 100,
p is an integer from 0 to 20
X is a linker group containing at least one phosphor atom and
t1, t2, t3, t4 is an integer from 0 to 5.

US Pat. No. 9,210,191

SYSTEM, ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS RELATING TO ACCESS HANDLING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A core network access edge node configured to interact with a core network access packet data node and a policy node, the
core network access edge node comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable following operations:

receive a create Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context request from the core network access packet data node, wherein the create
PDP context request comprises access priority related information relating to a subscriber requesting a network resource;

utilize at least the access priority related information to make a preliminary access decision relating to a grant or rejection
of the network resource request from the subscriber;

if the preliminary access decision is yes, then send a policy request to the policy node;
receive a policy response from the policy node, wherein the policy response comprises a service priority parameter which is
based at least on a service importance;

make a final access decision relating to the grant or rejection of the network resource request based on the service priority
parameter; and

if the final access decision is yes, then send a create PDP context response to the core network access packet data node,
wherein the create PDP context response comprises the service priority parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,207,872

REMOTE OFFICE DUPLICATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:
calculating a real-time deduplication rate for data blocks transferred between one or more backup clients and one or more
backup servers via a network interface, the deduplication rate comprising a percentage of data blocks required for a backup
operation transferred to the one or more backup servers prior to the backup operation;

disabling the sending of fingerprints from the one or more backup clients to the one or more backup servers if the sending
is currently enabled and the deduplication rate is less than a first threshold, each of the fingerprints identifying a data
block and for use in determining whether the data block associated with the fingerprint should be sent to the one or more
backup servers via the network; and

enabling the sending if the sending is currently disabled and the deduplication rate is greater than a second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,207,862

MOTION SENSOR DATA PROCESSING AND INTERFACE AND METHOD THEREOF

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. A motion sensor, comprising:
a touch screen; and
a motion indicator proximate to the touch screen;
wherein the touch screen is configured to display:
an adjusting bar indicating a threshold at which motion is detected, and
a level bar indicating an amount of currently measured motion;
wherein the adjusting bar and the level bar are configured to overlap one another.

US Pat. No. 9,209,383

VIBRATOR, VIBRATING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A vibrator comprising:
a vibrating reed including a vibrating body, a support portion supporting the vibrating body, and a beam coupling the support
portion with the vibrating body;

at least two electrodes disposed at the vibrating body; and
at least two terminals disposed at the support portion and electrically connected with the electrodes via a wire disposed
at the beam, wherein

the two terminals are arranged in parallel and spaced apart along a direction intersecting an extending direction of the beam,
a plurality of grooves spaced apart along the direction intersecting the extending direction of the beam and extending along
the extending direction of the beam are disposed between the two terminals,

ends of the plurality of grooves are closed and are spaced apart from an edge of the support portion, and
the ends of the plurality of grooves and the edge of the support portion are on a side of the vibrating body.

US Pat. No. 9,208,566

SPECKLE SENSING FOR MOTION TRACKING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of tracking 3D position of an object in a real-world environment comprising:
receiving, from at least one image capture device, a plurality of images of at least one speckle pattern from at least one
coherent light source and at least one structured light source illuminating the object;

computing an estimate of 3D position of the object using at least the plurality of images based on speckle pattern;
receiving, at a processor, information about an orientation and/or a position of the object, from at least one structured
light source;

combining the estimate of 3D position of the object with the received information.

US Pat. No. 9,207,065

DEPTH SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A depth sensing apparatus, comprising:
a controller to reset, to a reference voltage value, a voltage of each of a first floating diffusion node and a second floating
diffusion node of a sensor pixel for a first time period, to control the first floating diffusion node to store a voltage
of a photodiode in a first phase interval for a second time period, and to control the second floating diffusion node to store
the voltage of the photodiode in a second phase interval for the second time period, wherein a difference between the first
phase interval and the second phase interval is 180 degrees, and wherein, for the first time period, the controller resets,
to the reference voltage value, the voltage of each of the first floating diffusion node and the second floating diffusion
node by shorting an output node of a correlated double sampling (CDS) amplifier of a sensor column from the first floating
diffusion node and the second floating diffusion node; and

a calculator, using one or more processors, to calculate a difference between the voltage of the first floating diffusion
node and the voltage of the second floating diffusion node for a third time period.

US Pat. No. 9,206,300

HIGH STRENGTH THERMOTROPIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMER

Ticona LLC, Florence, KY...

1. A thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer composition that comprises a melt-polymerized, wholly aromatic liquid crystalline
polymer and a fibrous filler, wherein the total amount of repeating units in the liquid crystalline polymer derived from naphthenic
acids is no more than about 5 mol. %, wherein the liquid crystalline polymer comprises repeating units derived from isophthalic
acid, hydroquinone, and at least one hydroxycarboxylic acid and wherein the polymer composition has a flexural modulus of
greater than about 10,000 megaPascals as determined in accordance with ISO Test No. 178 at 23° C.

US Pat. No. 9,210,024

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHANNEL UPDATES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method to perform channel updates with shifting pilot tones, the method comprising:
receiving an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing transmission with pilot tones shifting locations periodically between
symbol indices of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols;

determining channel information from the pilot tones that excludes channel information for the pilot tones that are located
adjacent to part of a transmission bandwidth, which is not used to transmit data tones, comprising a direct current tone or
edge tones; and

performing channel updates based upon the channel information.

US Pat. No. 9,209,451

LITHIUM RECHARGEABLE BATTERY COMPRISING A LITHIUM TITANATE SINTERED BODY

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A lithium rechargeable battery, comprising:
a positive electrode;
a negative electrode; and
a nonaqueous electrolyte held between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein
the positive electrode or the negative electrode is comprised of a lithium titanate sintered body, and
the lithium titanate sintered body has a mean fine pore diameter of 0.10 to 0.20 ?m, a specific surface area of 1.0 to 3.0
m2/g, and a relative density of 80 to 90%.

US Pat. No. 9,210,721

COMMUNICATION DELAY TIME DERIVATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION DELAY TIME DERIVATION PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication delay time derivation method executed by a communication terminal comprising at least one wireless interface
assigned with a communication channel, the communication delay time derivation method comprising:
detecting an inter-terminal selected channel repetitive pattern as a pattern of selected channels cyclically appearing on
a communication path, when selecting a channel to be used for communication in each section on the communication path per
section between communication terminals on the communication path;

defining a section corresponding to the inter-terminal selected channel repetitive pattern as a communication delay time calculation
target section; and

deriving a communication delay time in the calculation target section based on the inter-terminal selected channel repetitive
pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,208,727

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display device, comprising:
a plurality of pixels formed in a region defined by intersections of a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of data lines,
the pixels being configured to control an amount of current flowing from a first power source to a second power source through
an organic light emitting diode in response to at least a data signal; and

an initialization power unit configured to supply an initialization power to a driving transistor of each of the plurality
of pixels, wherein the initialization power unit is configured to control a voltage of the initialization power to maintain
a constant voltage difference between the second power source and the initialization power,

wherein each of the pixels further comprises a first transistor directly connected between the organic light emitting diode
and the initialization power voltage, each first transistor being configured such that leakage current flowing therethrough
is steady with respect to changes in the load to the pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,210,267

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING A CONFERENCE SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:
at least one processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, coupled to the at least one processor, the non-transitory computer-readable
storage medium further includes computer-readable instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, are configured
to:

receive a meeting notification from a calendar application, wherein the meeting notification describes a meeting hosted on
a conference system,

determine if the UE is set to a silent mode,
responsive to a determination that the UE is set to the silent mode, display a user interface prompt for a silent input in
response to the meeting notification,

receive a first silent input indicating to the UE to join a meeting on the conference system,
responsive to the first silent input, automatically supply at least one conference access code to the conference system in
order to join the meeting,

responsive to a determination that the UE is not set to the silent mode, present a prompt for voice input in response to the
meeting notification,

receive a first voice input indicating to the UE to join the meeting on the conference system,
responsive to the first voice input, automatically supply the at least one conference access code to the conference system
in order to join the meeting, and

connect to the meeting on the conference system.

US Pat. No. 9,209,384

PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A piezoelectric element comprising:
a piezoelectric layer made of a perovskite compound containing sodium, potassium, lithium, niobium, tantalum, calcium zirconate,
and bismuth manganate; and

electrodes for applying a voltage to the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,209,328

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor component comprising:
an optoelectronic semiconductor chip having side areas covered by a shaped body,
at least one plated-through hole comprising an electrically conductive material, and
an electrically conductive connection electrically conductively connected to the optoelectronic semiconductor chip and the
at least one plated-through hole,

wherein,
the at least one plated-through hole is laterally spaced apart from the optoelectronic semiconductor chip,
the at least one plated-through hole completely penetrates through the shaped body,
the at least one plated-through hole extends from a top side of the shaped body to an underside of the shaped body,
the electrically conductive connection extends at the top side of the shaped body,
a surface at the top side of the shaped body is partially free of the electrically conductive connection, and
the surface at the top side and the surface at the bottom side of the optoelectronic semiconductor chip are free of the shaped
body.

US Pat. No. 9,208,719

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ACTIVE MATRIX DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method for driving a display device comprising:
applying a first voltage of a predetermined level to an anode of a plurality of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) included
in a plurality of pixels;

driving a plurality of driving transistors to be connected to at least one diode of the plurality of OLEDs;
transmitting a first power source voltage of a logic high level to an anode of the plurality of OLEDs to compensate a threshold
voltage of the plurality of driving transistors;

applying a data voltage to a plurality of pixels to write data to the plurality of pixels, thereby turning on the plurality
of driving transistors;

changing a second power source voltage applied to the cathode of the plurality of OLEDs to a second voltage corresponding
to the logic low level while the plurality of driving transistors are turned on, thereby emitting light from the plurality
of OLEDs; and

applying a scan signal of the logic low level voltage to the anode of the plurality of OLEDs to reset the anode of the plurality
of OLEDs,

wherein the compensating the threshold voltage of the plurality of driving transistors includes:
applying a scan signal corresponding to a logic high level voltage to the anode of the plurality of OLEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,210,812

GROUND TERMINATION WITH DAMPENED RESONANCE

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

1. A resonance damping system, comprising:
a circuit board, the circuit board including:
a first terminal contact, a first via and a second via and a ground plane, the first and second via coupled the ground plane
and the first terminal contact isolated from the ground plane;

a first ground trace extending from the first terminal contact to the first via;
a second ground trace extending from the second via; and
a first dampening element coupling the first ground trace and the second ground trace, the dampening element positioned so
as to provide a predetermined electrical length from the dampening element to the first via; and

a connector mounted on the circuit board, the connector including a first ground terminal coupled to the first terminal contact,
the first ground terminal having an effective separated electrical length.

US Pat. No. 9,209,877

METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION FOR DETERMINING PRECODING MATRIX INDICATOR

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for determining a precoding matrix indicator, comprising:
receiving a reference signal set sent by a base station;
based on the reference signal set, selecting a precoding matrix from a codebook, the codebook at least comprising a non-constant
modulus precoding matrix, the non-constant modulus precoding matrix at least comprising a non-constant modulus column vector,
amplitude values of at least two elements of the non-constant modulus column vector forming a symmetrical sequence, wherein
the non-constant modulus precoding matrix comprises a product of a diagonal matrix and a constant modulus matrix, and diagonal
elements of the diagonal matrix are comprised of amplitude values of elements of the non-constant modulus column vector;

sending a precoding matrix indicator to the base station, the precoding matrix indicator corresponding to the selected precoding
matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,210,053

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF NETWORK MONITORING INFORMATION

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
one or more processors configured to execute code to implement:
a data collector configured to collect real-time network monitoring information from one or more network switching units;
an aggregator configured to periodically aggregate the collected real-time network monitoring information and generate corresponding
history information;

a preprocessor configured to periodically determine results for one or more first queries based on the collected real-time
network monitoring information and the aggregated history information;

a data storage system configured to store the collected real-time network monitoring information using a first column family,
the aggregated history information using a second column family different from the first column family, and the preprocessed
results of the one or more first queries; and

a data retriever configured to retrieve information from the data storage system based on the stored real-time network monitoring
information, the stored aggregated history information, the stored preprocessed results of the one or more first queries,
the one or more first queries, and one or more second queries different from the one or more first queries;

wherein the data storage system is further configured to periodically purge the stored real-time monitoring information based
on a first time-to-live value and periodically purge the stored history information based on a second time-to-live value.

US Pat. No. 9,210,715

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR TRIGGERING RESOURCE CONFIGURATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A system for configuring network resources comprising:
a network device; and
a user equipment (UE), when the UE is in a Cell_Paging Channel (Cell_PCH) state and has data to at least one of send and receive,
is configured to send a MEASUREMENT REPORT message to the network device and transition from the Cell_PCH state to a Cell_Forward
Access Channel (Cell_FACH) state after sending the MEASUREMENT REPORT message, the UE including an indication in the MEASUREMENT
REPORT message upon determining that a Transport Channel Traffic Volume of the UE exceeds a configured threshold for the at
least one of sending and receiving data,

wherein the network device is configured to receive from the UE the MEASUREMENT REPORT message, and initiate a resource configuration
procedure, if the MEASUREMENT REPORT message includes the indication, to configure resources for the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,207,524

FAN CONTROL METHOD AND PROJECTION APPARATUS USING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A method for controlling a fan device of a projection apparatus to remove heat from a lamp, the method comprising steps
of:
(a) enabling the fan device when the lamp is switched from a working state to a power-off state;
(b) disabling the fan device when a temperature of the lamp is reduced to a first predetermined temperature;
(c) enabling the fan device again when the temperature of the lamp is reduced to be lower than a second predetermined temperature;
and

(d) disabling the fan device when the temperature of the lamp is reduced to a re-ignition temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,205,933

AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY OF PANELIZED AIRCRAFT FUSELAGES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A facility for assembling aircraft fuselages, the facility comprising:
a plurality of movable cradles, each of the movable cradles configured to support a fuselage keel structure; and
a movable gantry for loading fuselage keel structures on the cradles, and loading fuselage panels for each of the keel structures
to build up from each of the keel structures and assemble obtain a full fuselage contour in a single upright build position
without changing fuselage angular orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,207,154

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREEP MEASUREMENT

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of monitoring creep in an object, comprising:
monitoring a creep sensor assembly comprising an image pattern pair disposed on a surface of the object, wherein the image
pattern pair comprises a first pattern and a second pattern;

receiving information from the creep sensor assembly regarding an observed creep associated with the object;
receiving information from the creep sensor assembly regarding an offset of the creep sensor assembly obtained from a comparison
of relative change in frequency of the first and second patterns;

correcting the observed creep using the information regarding the offset, and
outputting the corrected information relative to creep.

US Pat. No. 9,210,836

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. An electronic component mounting device, comprising:
a stage arranged in a process chamber, the stage including:
a plurality of stage portions which are defined in the stage,
a groove portion formed on a surface of the stage portions,
an air supply route which is communicated with a bottom part of the groove portion;
wherein the groove portion and the air supply route are provided independently in the stage portions respectively, and
a first pulse heater provided as individual heaters in the plurality of stage portions respectively, and wherein heating of
each of the first pulse heater can be controlled independently;

a mounting head arranged over the stage in the process chamber, the mounting head being provided with a second pulse heater;
a flux transfer head for transferring flux to an electronic component, the flux transfer head arranged over the stage in the
process chamber;

a flux table into which flux is put, the flux table arranged in the process chamber;
a first alignment camera imaging an alignment mark of an electronic component structure which is to be arranged on the stage;
and

a second alignment camera imaging an alignment mark of the electronic component fixed to the mounting head or the flux transfer
head.

US Pat. No. 9,206,882

WIND POWER PLANT, HAVING COUPLING MEANS ARRANGED BETWEEN THE PLANETARY TRANSMISSION AND THE GENERATOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPENSATING AXIAL, RADIAL AND ANGULAR MISALIGNMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A wind power plant, comprising:
a rotor;
an integrated medium-speed electric generator that includes a generator shaft;
a planetary transmission that includes:
a transmission input shaft connected indirectly to the rotor; and
a transmission output shaft;
the planetary transmission being configured to convert a slow rotary motion of the rotor into a rapid rotary motion of the
transmission output shaft; and

a coupling mechanism that at least couples the transmission output shaft to the generator shaft so that the generator shaft
rotates along with the transmission output shaft for driving the generator, and that is configured to compensate axial, radial
and angular misalignment between the planetary transmission and the generator shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,206,813

CENTRIFUGAL FAN

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A centrifugal fan, comprising:
an impeller having a hub and a plurality of blades; and
a casing comprising:
an upper casing;
a lower casing disposed opposite to the upper casing and connected to the upper casing to form an accommodation room for receiving
the impeller;

a plurality of protrusions all disposed on the upper casing or the lower casing inside the casing and immediately surrounding
the blades; and

a first inlet opening defined on the upper casing and comprising a primary inlet opening augmented by a secondary inlet opening;
a second inlet opening defined on the lower casing;
wherein the primary inlet opening is circular and centered on a rotation axis of the impeller and the protrusion surrounds
the first inlet opening or the second inlet opening,

wherein a gap exists between the blades and the upper casing or the lower casing,
wherein a height of the protrusion is greater than a quarter of a height of the gap, and the height of the protrusion is less
than the height of the gap.

US Pat. No. 9,210,044

AUTOMATED REMEDIATION WITH AN APPLIANCE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method comprising:
receiving information associated with the operation of one or more network devices;
indexing the information for analysis;
analyzing the information to determine a pattern in the information;
generating one or more labels for at least a portion of the information based at least in part on the pattern;
appending the generated labels to the portion of the information; and
making the information and labels available to a remediation system, wherein the remediation system is operable to automatically
take an action in response to the information or labels.

US Pat. No. 9,208,574

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ROTATION CHARACTERISTICS OF ROTATING BODY

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of measuring rotation characteristics, the method comprising:
extracting a rotating-body region from an image of a rotating body;
extracting a surface pattern of the rotating body on the basis of brightness values of pixels included in the extracted rotating-body
region; and

acquiring rotation characteristics of the rotating body on the basis of change in the extracted surface pattern,
wherein the extracting of the surface pattern comprises:
normalizing a brightness range of the rotating-body region on the basis of a minimum brightness value and a maximum brightness
value among the brightness values of the pixels included in the extracted rotating-body region;

creating an integration image by adding brightness values of pixels included in a certain portion of the normalized rotating-body
region; and

extracting the surface pattern of the rotating body on the basis of the integration image,
wherein the integration image for the certain portion has a value D(x1, y1, x2, y2) that is calculated using the following equations:


wherein G (u, v) is a brightness value of a pixel located at coordinate (u, v), I(x, y) is a value obtained by adding brightness
values of all pixels located in a region from coordinate (x0, y0) to coordinate (x, y), coordinate (x0, y0) is a coordinate of a specific point outside a surface region of the rotating body, and the certain portion is defined by
coordinate (x1, y1) and coordinate (x2, y2).

US Pat. No. 9,207,525

PHOSPHOR WHEEL AND WHITE LIGHT ILLUMINATION DEVICE UTILIZING THE SAME

Delta Electronics, Inc., ...

1. A phosphor wheel, comprising:
a substrate;
a first phosphor region on the substrate; and
a second phosphor region on the substrate,
wherein the first phosphor region and the second phosphor region are concentric patterns without any space between their interface,
and the second phosphor region is set to surround the first phosphor region,

wherein the interface of the first phosphor region and the second phosphor region is used to receive a blue laser from a blue
laser source so as to simultaneously excite the first phosphor region and the second phosphor region to form a first white
light.

US Pat. No. 9,206,708

DIRECT CONTACT CONDENSER FOR A STEAM TURBINE AND HAVING A FIRST COOLING WATER SPRAYING MECHANISM SPRAYING COOLING WATER DOWNSTREAM AND A SECOND COOLING WATER SPRAYING MECHANISM SPRAYING COOLING WATER IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., ...

1. A direct contact condenser for a steam turbine, the direct contact condenser comprising:
an exhaust gas inlet part configured to introduce a turbine exhaust gas containing steam and a non-condensable gas of the
steam turbine in a horizontal direction;

a steam cooling chamber configured to spray cooling water at the turbine exhaust gas introduced through the exhaust gas inlet
part to cool the turbine exhaust gas; and

a water storage which is disposed at a bottom of the steam cooling chamber and which stores condensed water generated by cooling
the steam and the cooling water,

the steam cooling chamber comprising:
a first cooling water spraying mechanism which is disposed adjacent the exhaust gas inlet part and which sprays the cooling
water within a range restricted to a downstream direction of the turbine exhaust gas; and

a second cooling water spraying mechanism which sprays the cooling water to the turbine exhaust gas cooled by the first cooling
water spraying mechanism in all directions.

US Pat. No. 9,210,531

SERVER FOR WIRELESS APPLICATION SERVICE SYSTEM

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A wireless client device comprising:
a receiver configured to wirelessly receive a beacon from a wireless access point, wherein the beacon includes an information
element indicating whether the wireless access point is capable of providing a wireless application service;

a controller configured to, in response to the information element indicating that the wireless access point is capable of
providing a wireless application service, generate a wireless application service request, wherein the wireless application
service request

identifies a requested wireless application service, and
identifies a source of an application to be obtained, installed, and executed by the wireless access point, wherein execution
of the application by the wireless access point enables the wireless access point to provide the requested wireless application
service to the wireless client device, and wherein the source of the application is separate from the wireless access point;
and

a transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit a packet to the wireless access point, wherein the packet includes the wireless
application service request.

US Pat. No. 9,208,964

LOCKOUT DEVICE

MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC, ...

1. A lockout device comprising:
a body having first and second laterally spaced outer side walls extending longitudinally between opposed front and rear surfaces
of the body, and extending vertically between opposed upper and lower surfaces of the body, the body including a recess disposed
in the lower surface of the body and extending between a front clamp retaining portion of the body and a rear clamping portion
of the body, wherein the body further defines a lock passage extending longitudinally from a first opening in the upper surface
of the body to a second opening in the rear surface of the body;

a clamp assembled with the clamp retaining portion of the body and adjustably extendable into the recess for clamping engagement
of an external structure when the external structure is inserted into the recess; and

a cover including a front portion, a rear portion, and an upper portion extending between the front portion and the rear portion,
the cover being connected with the body and movable between a lockout position, in which the front portion of the cover covers
at least a portion of the clamp to prevent adjustment of the clamp, and a release position, in which the clamp is uncovered
to permit adjustment;

wherein the cover includes a first cutout in the upper portion and a second cutout in the rear portion, wherein when the cover
is in the lockout position, the first cutout aligns with the first opening of the body and the second cutout aligns with the
second opening of the body, to permit insertion of a lock member through the first lock passage, thereby preventing movement
of the cover from the lockout position to the release position; and

wherein the lock passage comprises a first lock passage, and wherein the body further defines a second lock passage extending
through the clamp retaining portion and from a third opening in a first side surface of the body to a fourth opening in a
second side surface of the body opposite the first side surface, and wherein the cover includes third and fourth cutouts that
align with the third and fourth openings of the body when the cover is in the lockout position, to permit insertion of a lock
member through the second lock passage, thereby preventing movement of the cover from the lockout position to the release
position.

US Pat. No. 9,207,485

FLEXIBLE TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A flexible transparent liquid crystal display comprising: a first flexible substrate provided with a common electrode layer;
and a second flexible substrate provided with an array of pixel electrodes and thin film field effect transistors; wherein
at least one bi-stable state polymer dispersed liquid crystal layer is provided between the first flexible substrate and the
second flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,210,368

DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER FOR AUTOMATICALLY RECORDING AN UPCOMING PROGRAM THAT IS BEING ADVERTISED

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method for recording an advertised program that is advertised during a broadcast of a first program different from the
advertised program, the method comprising:
receiving, during the broadcast of the first to a user, a request from the user to record a future broadcast of the advertised
program, wherein the advertised program is advertised in an advertisement appearing in the broadcast of the first program,
the first program being embodied in video data received from an external broadcasting source;

in response to receiving the request from the user, locally storing a video segment of the first program that was broadcast
to the user, the video segment including a preceding segment broadcast to the user immediately prior to receiving the request
and the video segment having a predefined duration that is less than a duration of the first program;

parsing the locally stored video segment to extract and identify at least one prescribed keyword;
determining, based on the at least one prescribed word, the future broadcast of the advertised program to record;
automatically establishing a recording session to record the future broadcast of the advertised program; and
recording the advertised program during the established recording session.

US Pat. No. 9,208,291

INTEGRATING ANTI-VIRUS IN A CLUSTERED STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for scanning data for viruses, the method comprising:
receiving, from a client device, a request for data stored in a clustered storage system, the clustered storage system including
a plurality of virtual servers and a plurality of nodes that are interconnected with each other over one or more networks;

identifying a virtual server from the plurality of virtual servers based on a location where the data is stored in the clustered
storage system;

retrieving on-access policy information associated with the identified virtual server and the location of the data in response
to receiving the request for the data;

accessing one or more predetermined criterion specified by the on-access policy information;
determining that the data is to be scanned for viruses based on the one or more predetermined criterion; and
scanning the data for viruses using third party software components that are provided by a third party vendor.

US Pat. No. 9,210,760

ENHANCEMENTS FOR LED LAMPS FOR USE IN LUMINAIRES

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lamp, comprising:
a bulb;
a solid state source comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), configured to cause the lamp to emit a visible
light output via the bulb, the plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) being configured such that:

at least one of the LEDs being configured as a first controllable channel for producing light of a first substantially white
color characteristic; and

at least one of the LEDs being configured as a second channel independently controllable from the first channel and configured
for producing light of a second color characteristic different from the first substantially white color characteristic;

a lighting industry standard lamp base, including connectors arranged in a standard three-way lamp configuration, for providing
electricity from a three-way lamp socket wherein the connectors include respective tip, ring and neutral connectors;

a housing supporting the bulb in a position to receive light from the solid state source, the housing being mechanically connected
to the lamp base; and

circuitry supported by the housing connected to receive electricity from the connectors of the lamp base as standard three-way
control setting inputs, the circuitry including components connected to the connectors to provide direct current (DC) operational
power to other components of the circuitry when alternating current (AC) power is applied to at least one of the tip and ring
connectors relative to the neutral connector;

wherein the circuitry is configured to:
provide the DC power to the first controllable channel but not to the second controllable channel when AC power is applied
to between the ring connector and the neutral connector and not between the tip connector and the neutral connector and to
provide the power to the second controllable channel but not to the first controllable channel when AC power is applied between
the tip connector and the neutral connector and not between the ring connector and the neutral connector;

detect the standard three-way control setting inputs; and
adjust drive currents applied to the first and second controllable LED channels to selectively produce visible light outputs
of the lamp of three different light characteristics via the bulb responsive to the three-way control setting inputs, wherein
at least two of the different light characteristics differ as to color characteristics of combined white light output from
the lamp via the bulb.

US Pat. No. 9,210,655

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN WIRELESS DEVICES

Marvell World Trade LTD.,...

1. A system including a first device and a second device configured to communicate using one or more of (i) a short-range
wireless protocol and (ii) a wireless protocol specified by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the system
comprising:
a controller configured to
generate a communication schedule based on a profile,
wherein the profile indicates (i) a start time, (ii) a duration, and (iii) a periodicity of communication between the first
device and the second device, and

wherein, consistent with (i) the start time, (ii) the duration, and (iii) the periodicity indicated in the profile, the communication
schedule specifies (i) a first duration to transfer data between the first device and the second device, and (ii) a second
duration in which not to transfer data between the first device and the second device; and

a transmitter configured to
transmit the communication schedule in a message from the first device to the second device,
wherein the message is a pre-defined message specified by the one or more of (i) the short-range wireless protocol and (ii)
the wireless protocol specified by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and

wherein the pre-defined message is dedicated to communicate information about interference present in an operating environment
of the first device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,210,705

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for data transmission, comprising:
receiving, by a device, a paging message;
determining, by the device, a time window for acquiring an uplink transmission resource based on a subframe for receiving
the paging message;

acquiring, by the device, the uplink transmission resource at the time window for acquiring the uplink transmission resource;
and

reporting, by the device, user data in the uplink transmission resource, by using a time advance value that is stored in the
device and that corresponds to a current position value,

wherein when the uplink transmission resource is allocated to the device by a base station and the device is a Machine Type
Communications (MTC) device, determining, by the MTC device, the time window for acquiring the unlink transmission resource
based on the subframe for receiving the paging message comprises determining that the time window for acquiring the uplink
transmission resource is based on summing a subframe of the paging message or a subframe indicated by the paging message,
a fixed offset, and a multiple of an index number of the MTC device in a paging list, wherein the multiple is a number of
subframes spaced between uplink schedules of two MTC devices; or

wherein when the device is a device in a paging group, and the uplink transmission resource is allocated to the paging group
by a base station, determining, by the device, the time window for aquiring the uplink transmission resource based on the
subframe for receiving the paging message comprises identifying a time window after a fixed interval as the time window for
acquiring the uplink transmission resource; or

wherein determining, by the device, the time window for acquiring the uplink transmission resource, comprises: determining,
by the device, a start position of the time window for acquiring the uplink transmission resource; wherein the device is an
MTC device; wherein the start position of the time window is based on summing a subframe of the paging message or a subframe
indicated by the paging message, a fixed offset, and a size of the time window multiplied by an index number of the MTC device
in an paging list; and wherein the uplink transmission resource is an uplink transmission resource allocated to the MTC device
by a base station.

US Pat. No. 9,210,678

METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR GENERATING FRACTIONAL GUARD PERIODS

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method of transmitting N output symbols in a subframe consisting of a first slot and a second slot, each said slot having
N/2 equal length sub-slots, such that each said sub-slot has a sub-slot length that is equal to the sub-slot length of each other
said sub-slot, wherein N is greater than four, the method comprising:
generating, by a user equipment (UE), said N output symbols, said N output symbols comprising: i) a first output symbol having
a first symbol length, ii) a second output symbol having a second symbol length that is greater than the first symbol length,
iii) a third output symbol having symbol length equal to the second symbol length, and iv) a fourth output symbol having symbol
length equal to the second symbol length; and

during each sub-slot of the subframe, transmitting, by the UE, one and only one of said N output symbols, wherein the first
output symbol is transmitted in one of said sub-slots with a guard period having a guard period length, wherein a sum of the
first symbol length and the guard period length is equal to the second symbol length and less than or equal to the sub-slot
length.

US Pat. No. 9,209,944

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING HYBRID-AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST PROCESSES

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for transmitting enhanced uplink (EU) data, implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method
comprising:
receiving configuration parameters for EU operation, wherein the configuration parameters include a priority associated with
each configured medium access control for dedicated channel (MAC-d) flow and a maximum number of hybrid automatic repeat request
(H-ARQ) transmissions associated with each configured MAC-d flow;

identifying a H-ARQ process to use for transmission for a next transmission time interval (TTI);
determining whether the identified H-ARQ process is available for new data for the next TTI;
on a condition that the identified H-ARQ process is available for new data for the next TTI, selecting data for transmission
over an EU channel based on the priority associated with the configured MAC-d flows, setting a transmission status to indicate
a new transmission, and transmitting the selected data using the identified H-ARQ process; and

on a condition that the identified H-ARQ process is not available for new data for the next TTI, setting the transmission
status to indicate a retransmission, and retransmitting data associated with the identified H-ARQ process;

wherein the retransmitting is limited to the maximum number of H-ARQ transmissions associated with a MAC-d flow from which
the data for transmission was selected.

US Pat. No. 9,205,224

INFUSION MECHANISM AND METHOD

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. An infusion catheter comprising:
an elongate body defining a longitudinal axis, and including a proximal body end defining a fluid supply orifice, and a distal
body end which includes a distal tip;

the elongate body further defining a high head loss lumen in fluid communication with the fluid supply orifice and extending
axially through the elongate body;

the elongate body further defining a low head loss lumen in fluid communication with the fluid supply orifice, and the low
head loss lumen extending axially through the elongate body and being positioned beside the high head loss lumen such that
the high and low head loss lumens are not coaxial, and the low head loss lumen being in fluid communication with the high
head loss lumen in a fluid apportioning apparatus at the proximal body end; and

the elongate body further including an outer surface having a first set of side ports formed therein and defining a proximal
infusion zone, and a second set of side ports formed therein and defining a distal infusion zone;

the first set of side ports extending from the high head loss lumen to the outer surface, such that the first set of side
ports are in fluid communication with the high head loss lumen;

the second set of side ports extending from the low head loss lumen to the outer surface, such that the second set of side
ports are in fluid communication with the low head loss lumen; and

the high and low head loss lumens having different effective hydraulic diameters along a segment of the longitudinal axis,
and at least one of the high and low head loss lumens having a blind distal lumen end.

US Pat. No. 9,208,181

MIGRATING DATA FROM LEGACY STORAGE SYSTEMS TO OBJECT STORAGE SYSTEMS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for migrating a dataset from a file storage system to an object storage system by converting a file to an object,
comprising:
identifying file data associated with a file of a file system of a file storage system;
converting the file into an object using the file data;
responsive to determining that a prior object version of the object does not exist within at least one data constituent volume
of an object storage system:

storing the object within a first data constituent volume of the object storage system, the storing comprising:
identifying a service level objective for the file; and
selecting the first data constituent volume for storage of the object based upon the first data constituent volume comprising
one or more characteristics that correspond to the service level objective; and

creating an entry within a namespace volume associated with the object storage system, the entry comprising a redirector mapping
a front-end data path for the object to a back-end data path, the back-end data path specifying a path to the object within
the first data constituent volume; and

responsive to determining that the prior object version of the object does exist within a second data constituent volume of
the object storage system:

receiving a data difference between the prior object version and the object;
creating a new object within the second data constituent volume based upon the prior object version and the data difference;
and

creating a new redirector, within the namespace volume, for the new object.

US Pat. No. 9,207,914

EXECUTION GUARDS IN DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A processor-implemented method for executing a machine code based on a dynamic language, including:
creating a guard as a value stored in a data structure and representative of an expected condition for a reusable portion
of the machine code with the processor;

comparing the value representative of the expected condition to an actual value encountered later during execution of a portion
of the machine code;

executing the machine code if the actual value corresponds with the value representative of the expected condition; and
invalidating the guard if the expected condition changes as a result of executing the machine code.

US Pat. No. 9,210,811

COMPACT RIGID-FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

FuKui Precision Component...

1. A method for manufacturing a rigid-flexible printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:
providing a first flexible PCB, the first flexible PCB comprising a first exposed portion, a first depressing portion, a second
depressing portion, a third depressing portion, and a first unwanted portion, the first depressing portion, the first exposed
portion, the third depressing portion, the first unwanted portion, and the second depressing portion being arranged in sequence
along a lengthwise direction of the first flexible PCB;

providing a second flexible PCB, the second flexible PCB comprising a fourth depressing portion corresponding to the first
depressing portion, a fifth depressing portion corresponding to the second depressing portion and a second exposed portion
arranged between the fourth depressing portion and the fifth fourth depressing portion;

adhering the first depressing portion to the fourth depressing portion, adhering the second depressing portion to the fifth
depressing portion, and aligning the first exposed portion, the third depressing portion, and the first unwanted portion with
the second exposed portion;

laminating a first semi-curable glue piece and a first copper foil layer on the first flexible PCB in sequence, laminating
a second semi-curable glue piece and a second copper foil layer on the second flexible PCB in sequence, heating and pressing
to solidifying the first curable glue piece and the second curable glue piece to obtain a first rigid substrate and a second
rigid substrate;

selectively etching the first copper foil layer and the second copper foil layer to obtain a third trace layer and a fourth
trace layer; and

removing the first rigid substrate and the first copper layer at the first exposed portion and the first unwanted portion,
the first unwanted portion, the second rigid substrate and the second copper layer at the second exposed portion, to obtain
the rigid-flexible PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,205,719

AIR SUSPENSION INSTALLATION, COMPRESSED AIR SUPPLY INSTALLATION AND PNEUMATIC SYSTEM

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. An air suspension system for a vehicle having a pneumatic system operable with a compressed air supply system, the air
suspension system comprising:
a gallery line; and
a plurality of bellows, each of the bellows being a pressure chamber for an air spring; and
a controllable isolating valve assembly, the bellows being connected to the gallery line such that the pneumatic system is
fillable and ventable to atmosphere from the compressed air supply system via the isolating valve assembly, the isolating
valve assembly comprising:

(i) a first port pneumatically connected to a reservoir via a reservoir branch line;
(ii) a second port bidirectionally connected to an air dryer of the compressed air supply system via a pneumatic line; and
(iii) a third port pneumatically connected to the gallery line, wherein the isolating valve assembly is configured to adopt
at least three switch positions, in at least one of the switch positions the second port of the isolating valve assembly being
switchable into a closed state in which pneumatic connection between the gallery line and the air dryer is bidirectionally
and fully closed.

US Pat. No. 9,206,292

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIGNIN DERIVATIVES

ANNIKKI GMBH, Graz (AT)

1. A method for the preparation of polymerisates of lignin derivatives which comprises the steps of:
combining technical lignin obtained from pulping lignocellulose or a fraction thereof with a protease or with a mixture of
different proteases, said protease or mixture of different proteases, being used in a suitable amount and under reaction conditions,
suitable for cleaving the protein(s) bound to the technical lignin in order to reduce the molar mass of the technical lignin
or of the fractions thereof, whereby a de-proteinized lignin derivative is obtained, and

polymerizing said de-proteinized lignin derivative.

US Pat. No. 9,210,755

DC LED DRIVERLESS LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:
a first network of light emitting diodes having a first color characteristic that is adapted to receive a direct current input
from a dimming device;

a second network of light emitting diodes having a second color characteristic arranged in parallel to the first network of
light emitting diodes;

a controllable impedance element arranged in series with the first network of light emitting diodes; and
a dynamic impedance control element coupled to the controllable impedance element to direct current away from the second network
of light emitting diodes until a forward threshold voltage is reached.

US Pat. No. 9,209,084

MASKLESS HYBRID LASER SCRIBING AND PLASMA ETCHING WAFER DICING PROCESS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of dicing a silicon wafer comprising a front surface having a plurality of DRAM circuits thereon and having a
polyimide layer disposed between and covering metal pillar/solder bump pairs of the DRAM circuits, the method comprising:
laser scribing, without the use of a mask layer, the polyimide layer to provide scribe lines exposing the silicon wafer, the
laser scribing performed through a layer of low K material and a layer of copper both disposed between the polyimide layer
and the silicon substrate, the laser scribing comprising a femto-second-based laser scribing process;

plasma etching the silicon wafer through the scribe lines to singulate the DRAM circuits, wherein the polyimide layer protects
the DRAM circuits during at least a portion of the plasma etching; and

plasma ashing the polyimide layer to thin the polyimide layer, partially exposing the metal pillar/solder bump pairs of the
DRAM circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,207,087

SERVER, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, VEHICLE NAVIGATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING IMAGES OF VEHICLE NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Intellectual Discovery Co...

1. A vehicle navigation system comprising:
a communication unit;
a location information module for providing location information corresponding to first image data; and
a controller configured to be connected to a vehicle video camera through the communication unit,
to obtain the first image data from the vehicle video camera through the communication unit,
to obtain location information from the location information module and
to filter a specific object included in the first image data by decreasing the resolution of the specific object included
in the first image data to lower than a predetermined value to generate second image data with a filtered portion of the first
image data corresponding to the specific object amongst an unfiltered portion of the first image data.

US Pat. No. 9,209,942

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A communication system, comprising:
a plurality of communication apparatuses connected with a common communication line,
wherein a message transmitted by one communication apparatus among the plurality of communication apparatuses is received
by other communication apparatuses,

wherein one or more transmission rights are allocated to each of the plurality of the communication apparatuses in advance
and the plurality of communication apparatuses cyclically transmit messages in an order prescribed in relation to the allocated
transmission rights,

wherein each communication apparatus includes:
a message transmitting part creating and transmitting a message including a plurality of success/failure information of reception,
each of which represents a success/failure of message reception related to each transmission right, and data to be transmitted
to another communication apparatus;

a message retransmitting part retransmitting a message according to the success/failure information of reception included
in a message received from another communication apparatus; and

an error counter counting an occurrence number of errors related to message transmission and reception.

US Pat. No. 9,209,520

HYBRID ANTENNA FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. An antenna structure for a portable radio transceiver device, comprising:
an inverted F section having a feed point, an inductive feed shunt coupled between the feed point and a ground, and a meander
portion having a distal end opposite the feed point;

a monopole section having a first end and a terminal end, the first end coupled to the distal end of the inverted F section;
a helical section coupled to the terminal end of the monopole section; and
wherein the monopole section comprises a first monopole element and a second monopole element coupled in series, the first
monopole element coupled to the distal end of the inverted F section, the second monopole element coupled to the helical section,
the first and second monopole elements having different orientations, the first monopole element is a substantially U-shaped
element having a planar configuration oriented in a plane that is orthogonal to a plane of orientation of the meander portion
of the inverted F section, wherein the meander portion is disposed on a circuit board, and the first monopole element is disposed
on a carrier element separate from the circuit board, and wherein the first monopole section is coupled to the distal end
of the meander portion via a spring contact.

US Pat. No. 9,208,718

METHOD OF COMPENSATING GAMMA REFERENCE VOLTAGES

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A method of compensating gamma reference voltages, the method comprising:
setting a first emission signal on-duty ratio, a second emission signal on-duty ratio, and a third emission signal on-duty
ratio that have different values in a range from 0% to 100%, a value of the first emission signal on-duty ratio being greater
than a value of the second emission signal on-duty ratio, the value of the second emission signal on-duty ratio being greater
than a value of the third emission signal on-duty ratio;

setting data offsets for the first through third emission signal on-duty ratios, each of the data offsets being based on a
color shift, the color shift being caused according to the first through third emission signal on-duty ratios;

obtaining an average data offset by calculating an average of the data offsets;
generating a first compensation gamma reference voltage corresponding to the first emission signal on-duty ratio by multiplying
a gamma reference voltage by the average data offset;

generating a second compensation gamma reference voltage corresponding to the second emission signal on-duty ratio by multiplying
the first compensation gamma reference voltage by the average data offset;

generating a third compensation gamma reference voltage corresponding to the third emission signal on-duty ratio by multiplying
the second compensation gamma reference voltage by the average data offset; and

applying the first through third compensation gamma reference voltages to an organic light emitting display (OLED) panel in
dimming ranges that include the first through third emission signal on-duty ratios, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,208,669

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED LIVE MONITORING AND ALARM HANDLING IN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method comprising:
selecting at least one video data stream;
creating a visual graphic help file (VGH file);
associating the VGH file with at least one of the video data stream, a data capture device associated with the video data
stream, a monitored area captured by the data capture device associated with the video data stream, or a salvo view;

storing customized information in the VGH file from a user or operator with experience in monitoring a particular area associated
with the at least one video data stream; and

annotating the at least one of the video data stream, data capture device, monitored area or salvo view with the stored customized
information.

US Pat. No. 9,206,490

BEARING PART, ROLLING BEARING, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEM

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A bearing part, wherein
the bearing part is made of a quench-hardened steel containing not less than 0.90 mass % and not more than 1.05 mass % of
carbon, not less than 0.15 mass % and not more than 0.35 mass % of silicon, not less than 0.01 mass % and not more than 0.50
mass % of manganese, and not less than 1.30 mass % and not more than 1.65 mass % of chromium with the rest consisting of an
impurity,

the bearing part has a contact surface, which is a surface that makes contact with another part and has a nitrogen concentration
of not less than 0.25 mass %, and

a remaining austenite amount in said contact surface is not less than 6 volume % and not more than 12 volume %.

US Pat. No. 9,209,720

ENERGY TRANSFER BETWEEN DATA STORAGE DEVICES WITH MOVING PARTS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:
a first data storage medium actuated by a first electric motor;
a second data storage medium actuated by a second electric motor; and
an electrical connector assembly comprising an energy transfer controller, the energy transfer controller comprising:
a switching component having at least one power supply switch included in a power supply path from a system power supply to
the first electric motor and at least one back electromotive force switch included in a back electromotive force path;

a synchronization component that controls operation of the at least one power supply switch and the at least one back electromotive
force switch, the synchronization component configured to:

open the at least one power supply switch in the power supply path from the system power supply to the first electric motor
to thereby substantially stop actuation of the first data storage medium by the first electric motor; and

upon opening the at least one power supply switch, close the at least one back electromotive switch in the back electromotive
force path to transfer electrical energy from a back electromotive force generated in the first electric motor by movement
of the first data storage medium to the second electric motor to thereby energize the second electric motor.

US Pat. No. 9,209,277

MANUFACTURING METHODS FOR LATERALLY DIFFUSED METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR I...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device on a semiconductor-on-insulator substrate comprising a support layer, a
buried insulator layer overlying the support layer, and a layer of semiconductor material overlying the buried insulator layer,
the method comprising:
forming epitaxially grown semiconductor material overlying the layer of semiconductor material, the epitaxially grown semiconductor
material having a first conductivity type, and at least a portion of the epitaxially grown semiconductor material serving
as a first semiconductor region of the semiconductor device;

forming a second semiconductor region in the epitaxially grown semiconductor material, the second semiconductor region located
above the first semiconductor region and having a second conductivity type;

forming a third semiconductor region in the epitaxially grown semiconductor material, the third semiconductor region located
above the second semiconductor region and having the first conductivity type;

forming a fourth semiconductor region in the epitaxially grown semiconductor material, the fourth semiconductor region located
above the third semiconductor region and having the second conductivity type; and

forming a fifth semiconductor region in the epitaxially grown semiconductor material, the fifth semiconductor region extending
through the fourth semiconductor region and the third semiconductor region to the second semiconductor region, and having
the second conductivity type.

US Pat. No. 9,208,914

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL RADIATION SHIELDING TO HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

1. A system for containing high level radioactive materials comprising:
a cask having an internal cavity for holding high level radioactive materials and comprising an inlet vent for the internal
cavity at a bottom end of the cask and an outlet vent for the internal cavity at a top end of the cask;

a tubular shell positioned to circumferentially surround the cask so that an annular gap exists between the tubular shell
and a sidewall of the cask, the tubular shell including a first air flow inlet and a second air flow inlet; and

an air flow barrier placed within the annular gap to separate the annular gap into a first chamber and a second chamber, wherein:
a first air flow into the first air flow inlet passes through the first chamber and into the inlet vent of the cask,
a second air flow into the second air flow inlet passes through the second chamber and to an opening at the top end of the
tubular shell, and

the air flow barrier is positioned to prohibit cross-flow of air between the first chamber and the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,209,373

HIGH POWER PLASTIC LEADED CHIP CARRIER WITH INTEGRATED METAL REFLECTOR CUP AND DIRECT HEAT SINK

Intellectual Discovery Co...

1. A Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier (PLCC) package, comprising:
a lead frame including a first lead having a first bottom surface and including a heat sink and a lead frame cavity integrally
formed therein, and a second lead having a second bottom surface;

a plastic housing comprising a first side surface, a second side surface opposite to the first side surface, a lower surface
positioned between the first and second side surfaces, an upper surface opposite to the bottom surface and an opening in the
upper surface exposing the lead frame cavity;

a first anchorage hole in the first bottom surface; and
a second anchorage hole in the second bottom surface,
wherein the plastic housing is at least partially formed around the lead frame such that the first bottom surface of the first
lead, which extends beyond the first side surface, and the second bottom surface of the second lead, which extends from the
heat sink and beyond the second side surface, are entirely exposed through the lower surface of the plastic housing, and

wherein the first bottom surface of the first lead and the second bottom surface of the second lead are entirely exposed through
the lower surface of the plastic housing.

US Pat. No. 9,206,838

IDLER AND BEARING ASSEMBLY AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. An idler and bearing assembly, comprising:
a bearing unit with a radially outer ring and a radially inner ring; and
an outer wheel body of a first plastic material overmoulded onto the outer bearing ring and having an outer cylindrical surface
adapted for being engaged by a driving belt; and wherein

the assembly further comprises:
a sleeve unit integral with the inner bearing ring the sleeve unit including:
at least one tubular spacer of a rigid material axially aligned with the inner bearing ring and abutting against at least
one of the radially extending, axially opposite sides of the inner bearing ring; and

a central tubular core of a second plastic material overmoulded into and axially extending along radially inner cylindrical
surfaces of both the inner bearing ring and the at least one tubular spacer, wherein the rigid material is a different material
than the second plastic material.

US Pat. No. 9,207,996

ACTIVE LOCK INFORMATION MAINTENANCE AND RETRIEVAL

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to provide active lock information by a computing device, comprising:
maintaining, by an active lock information system at the computing device, active lock information by performing operations
including:

activating lock identifiers in the active lock information in response to placing, by threads managed by the computing device,
locks on resources accessible by the computing device, wherein the lock identifiers identify the resources that are locked;

deactivating lock identifiers in the active lock information in response to releasing, by the threads managed by the computing
device, the locks on the resources; and

modifying lock access identifiers in the active lock information, wherein each of the lock identifiers in the active lock
information has an associated lock access identifier, wherein the lock access identifiers comprise lock version numbers that
are incremented for each lock instance, and wherein a lock instance includes a lock release and re-acquisition;

receiving, by an active lock information Application Programming Interface (API) at the active lock information system, an
active lock information API call from a thread, the active lock information API call comprising an active lock information
request for at least a portion of the active lock information; and

providing, by the active lock information API at the active lock information system, in response to the active lock information
API call comprising the active lock information request, the requested portion of the active lock information comprising at
least active lock identifiers and corresponding lock access identifiers for the requested portion of the active lock information.

US Pat. No. 9,210,626

METHOD OF ANALYZING NON-ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF A NETWORK IN RESPONSE TO MEASUREMENT REPORTS

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of analyzing a non-acknowledgement of a network in response to measurement report events, comprising:
a user equipment measuring parameters of a plurality of cells;
determining whether a specific parameter measured from a specific cell among the plurality of cells satisfies an initial trigger
condition of a specific measurement report event;

before receiving an acknowledgement message from the network, the user equipment repeatedly sending the specific measurement
report event to the network and recording mobility information each time when the specific measurement report event is sent
to the network; and

the user equipment analyzing the mobility information for providing information associated with the non-acknowledgement of
the network in response to the specific measurement report event after the measurement report event has been repeatedly sent
during a period which exceeds a predetermined length, wherein the mobility information includes:

locations of the user equipment each time the specific measurement report event is sent to the network; and
time of sending the specific measurement report event to the network.

US Pat. No. 9,206,841

ROLLING BEARING COMPRISING A HOUSING HAVING TWO PARTS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A BEARING

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A rolling bearing comprising;
an inner ring,
an outer ring, the outer ring comprising two separate parts,
at least one row of rolling elements between the inner and outer rings,
a cage disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring and configured to maintain the at least one row of rolling elements
circumferentially spaced, the cage having first and second axial ends;

an annular housing surrounding the outer ring and the first and second axial ends of the cage, the annular housing comprising
a first part and a second part which are distinct from each other, the housing retaining the two separate parts of said outer
ring, the first part of the annular housing comprises an inner axial cylindrical portion for retaining radially said outer
ring and enclosing the first axial end of the cage, the second part of the annular housing comprises an outer axial cylindrical
portion surrounding said inner axial cylindrical portion and enclosing the second axial end of the cage, and

a fixing element configured to secure the first part of the annular housing to the second part of the annular housing.

US Pat. No. 9,209,610

RETROFIT OUTLET ELECTRICAL BOX

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A retrofit electrical box assembly, comprising:
an electrical box comprising at least one side wall, a back wall coupled to the at least one side wall, and at least one front
flange coupled to the at least one side wall opposite the back wall;

a restraint coupled to the at least one side wall and comprising a selectively releaseable tab, a divider adjacent to the
selectively releaseable tab, a first opening between the selectively releaseable tab and the divider, and a second opening
opposite the first opening;

at least one brace coupled to a brace actuator, wherein the brace actuator is configured to engage with the selectively releaseable
tab at any of a plurality of locations on the brace actuator when the brace actuator is pulled through the first opening such
that the brace actuator disengages with the selectively releaseable tab upon actuation of the selectively releasable tab;

wherein when the electrical box is installed on a wall surface material, movement of the brace actuator away from the restraint
after the brace actuator is inserted into the first opening moves the at least one brace toward the at least one flange and
impinges a wall surface material between the at least one movable brace and the front flange.

US Pat. No. 9,209,555

CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A connector, comprising:
a first housing made of resin and including a first terminal portion connected to a first device;
a second housing made of resin and including a second terminal portion connected to a second device; and
a coupling portion made of rubber and formed by insert molding or two-color molding, the coupling portion coupling and uniting
the first and second housings so that the coupling provides the only coupling between the first and second housings and absorbs
manufacturing tolerances of the first device connected to the first terminal portion and the second device connected to the
second terminal portion.

US Pat. No. 9,208,083

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO INTERLEAVE MEMORY

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A memory interleaving apparatus, comprising:
a first interleaver, the first interleaver being associated with a first sector size, the first interleaver selectively interleaving
information stored in a first memory in response to a sector select signal, the first memory being associated with the first
sector size;

a second interleaver, the second interleaver being associated with a second sector size, the second interleaver selectively
interleaving information stored in a second memory in response to the sector select signal, the second memory being associated
with the second sector size, the first interleaver being coupled with the second interleaver.

US Pat. No. 9,205,809

VEHICLE UNIT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE VEHICLE UNIT

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A vehicle unit for controlling vehicle functions, comprising:
a microprocessor (20); and

a memory (10), connected to the microprocessor, on which a main operating system is implemented, the main operating system forming an
interface between hardware and application programs and user interactions,

wherein the microprocessor is configured in a microkernel architecture with separate partitions for a main operating system
unit (1), a cryptographic unit (4) and a supervision unit (2),

wherein the main operating system is configured in the main operating system unit (1), software certificates are stored in the cryptographic unit (4), and a verification program, configured to verify certificates and software packages being set up in the cryptographic unit
(4), and a monitoring program, configured to monitor the function of the other partitions of the microkernel architecture, are
provided in the supervision unit (2), and

wherein the supervision unit (2) is configured to initiate a recovery method for the partition with the main operating system, in the event of an error in
the main operating system, using the monitoring program.

US Pat. No. 9,205,423

HIGH THROUGHPUT SCREENING OF CRYSTALLIZATION OF MATERIALS

California Institute of T...

1. A method of priming a microfluidic device with a liquid material, the method comprising:
loading a plurality of wells on an upper surface of a microfluidic device with a liquid material;
biasing a holder piece against the upper surface such that a continuous raised rim of the holder piece presses against the
upper surface surrounding the wells, such that a chamber is created over the wells; and

applying a positive pressure to the chamber to drive the material from the wells into an active area of the microfluidic device.

US Pat. No. 9,209,163

PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE STRUCTURES

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A package on package arrangement comprising:
a first package including
a substrate layer including (i) a top side, and (ii) a bottom side that is opposite to the top side, wherein the top side
of the substrate layer defines a substantially flat surface;

a die coupled to the bottom side of the substrate layer;
an encapsulant covering the die;
a ball grid array (BGA) of first solder balls in recesses of the encapsulant; and
second solder balls melted by a non-weld process to the first solder balls in the recesses of the encapsulant, wherein the
second solder balls (i) are partially in the recesses of the encapsulant and (ii) partially protrude beyond the encapsulant,
wherein the portion of the second solder balls that protrudes beyond the encapsulant is substantially spherical, smooth, and
void of any sharp features; and

a second package including
a plurality of rows of third solder balls that extend (i) across the substantially flat surface of the top side of the substrate
layer of the first package and (ii) over the die coupled to the bottom side of the substrate layer of the first package, wherein
the second package is attached, via the plurality of rows of third solder balls, to the substantially flat surface of the
top side of the substrate layer of the first package.

US Pat. No. 9,210,790

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CALIBRATING A SWITCHED MODE ION ENERGY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A method of calibrating a bias supply configured to generate a potential on a top surface of a substrate during plasma
processing of the substrate, the method comprising:
emulating a plasma sheath capacitance with a variable capacitance circuit of a plasma load emulator without generating any
plasma;

emulating plasma ion current with a variable current source without generating any plasma;
receiving a modified periodic voltage function from the bias supply comprising pulses and a portion between the pulses;
receiving an expected ion energy;
receiving an expected ion current;
delivering the modified periodic voltage function to a plasma load emulator;
measuring a voltage across the variable capacitance circuit of the plasma load emulator;
applying a known current from the variable current source of the plasma load emulator to the variable capacitance circuit
to emulate the ion current;

comparing the voltage across the variable capacitance circuit of the plasma load emulator to the expected ion energy and determining
an ion energy error from this comparing;

comparing the known current from the variable current source of the plasma load emulator to the expected ion current and determining
an ion current error from this comparing;

generating calibration data with the ion energy error and the ion current error; and
storing the calibration data in a calibration data store in the bias supply, wherein the calibration data is subsequently
utilized to more accurately effectuate ion energy in an actual plasma during the plasma processing of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,210,825

FIXING MECHANISM FOR FIXING AN ACCESSORY ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A fixing mechanism for fixing an accessory on a portable electronic device, the fixing mechanism comprising:
a base whereon an opening is formed;
a movable hook disposed through the opening in a slidable manner, a first end of the movable hook being for fixing the accessory;
a sliding key slidably installed on the base, the sliding key comprising:
a key body whereon a sliding slot is formed, at least a portion of the sliding slot being non-parallel to a first direction
of the key body; and

a driving part disposed on the key body for pushing a second end of the movable hook when the key body moves in the first
direction, so as to separate the first end of the movable hook from the accessory; and

a rotary arm with a first end rotatably installed on the base and a second end slidably installed inside the sliding slot
on the key body, the second end of the rotary arm stopping the second end of the movable hook in a closed position for preventing
the movable hook from moving in the first direction, the second end of the rotary arm sliding along the sliding slot as the
key body moves in the first direction for separating from the second end of the movable hook, such that the driving part pushes
the second end of the movable hook to move in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,209,498

ELECTRICAL STORAGE DEVICE AND SPACER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrical storage device comprising:
electrical storage elements; and
spacers arranged alternately with the electrical storage elements, each of the spacers including an opposing surface that
faces the adjacent electrical storage element, plural ribs that form cooling medium passages for a cooling medium flowing
along the opposing surface, a side surface that is located on a side of end portions of the cooling medium passages, and a
leg portion that protrudes from the side surface and supports the spacer, and an upper surface of the leg portion including
a first inclined portion that extends in a manner such that a distance between the first inclined portion and the side surface
increases in a direction toward a bottom surface of the leg portion, wherein

the first inclined portion has lower friction resistance than that of the opposing surface.

US Pat. No. 9,209,119

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE ASSEMBLED USING TWO LEAD FRAMES

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A packaged semiconductor device, comprising:
a first lead frame;
a die mounted on the first lead frame;
a second lead frame attached to the first lead frame, wherein the second lead frame provides gull wing leads for the packaged
semiconductor device, wherein the gull wing leads are bent, and do not extend beyond a perimeter of the packaged semiconductor
device.

US Pat. No. 9,210,778

INTEGRATED WIRELESS AND WIRED LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPOR...

1. An integrated wired and wireless light control system, comprising:
a wired control device comprising a first user interface and a first wired communication protocol interface;
a wireless control device comprising a second user interface and a first wireless communication protocol interface;
a communication module comprising a second wired communication protocol interface and a second wireless communication protocol
interface; and

N light devices, each of the light devices comprising a third wired communication protocol interface, and each of the light
devices performing data exchange with the third wired communication protocol interface of another one of the light devices
by a network cable that is connected to the third wired communication protocol interface, wherein N is a natural number larger
than 1,

wherein the first wired communication protocol interface directly performs data exchange with the second wired communication
protocol interface, and the first wireless communication protocol interface directly performs data exchange with the second
wireless communication protocol interface.

US Pat. No. 9,209,107

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND TELEVISION RECEIVER

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

16. An electronic device provided with:
a semiconductor element;
a substrate to which the semiconductor element is attached; and
a metal plate disposed in opposition to the substrate and furnished with a first protruding part protruding towards the semiconductor
element side;

the first protruding part including a contact part for contacting the semiconductor element;
a contact-inducing member for inducing the semiconductor element into contact with the contact part being furnished at least
at a position corresponding to the center part of the substrate; and

the first protruding part being attached to the metal plate interposed by a second elastic body for adjusting the distance
from the first protruding part to the metal plate.

US Pat. No. 9,206,855

FIXED TYPE CONSTANT-VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A fixed type constant velocity universal joint, comprising:
an outer joint member having a spherical inner peripheral surface in which a plurality of track grooves are formed so as to
extend in an axial direction of the outer joint member,

the outer joint member having an opening side and an interior side spaced apart from each other in the axial direction;
an inner joint member having a spherical outer peripheral surface in which a plurality of track grooves are formed so as to
be paired with the plurality of track grooves of the outer joint member;

a plurality of balls for transmitting torque,
the plurality of balls being interposed between the plurality of track grooves of the outer joint member and the plurality
of track grooves of the inner joint member; and

a cage for holding the plurality of balls,
the cage having a spherical outer peripheral surface and a spherical inner peripheral surface, which are fitted to the spherical
inner peripheral surface of the outer joint member and the spherical outer peripheral surface of the inner joint member, respectively,

wherein the plurality of track grooves of the outer joint member comprise:
first track groove portions positioned on the interior side; and
second track groove portions positioned on the opening side,
wherein each of the first track groove portions is formed into an arc shape having a curvature center at a position offset
to the opening side with respect to a joint center,

wherein the first track groove portions are inclined in a peripheral direction of the outer joint member with respect to a
joint axial line and adjacent to each other in the peripheral direction with their inclination directions opposite to each
other,

wherein each of the second track groove portions is formed into a different shape from the arc shape of the each of the first
track groove portions so as to increase an effective track length at a maximum operating angle,

wherein the each of the second track groove portions is connected to the each of the first track groove portions at a position
on the opening side with respect to the joint center, and

wherein each of the plurality of track grooves of the inner joint member is formed so as to be mirror-image symmetrical with
a corresponding one of the plurality of paired track grooves of the outer joint member with respect to a joint center plane
at an operating angle of 0°.

US Pat. No. 9,210,751

SOLID STATE LIGHTING, DRIVE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF DRIVING SAME

Express Imaging Systems, ...

1. A system for solid state lighting, comprising:
a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, the primary side including at least a first primary inductor, the
secondary side including at least a pair of secondary inductors, each of the secondary inductors having a respective node
that provides current to a respective one of a pair of strings of solid state light sources and not the other one of the pair
of strings of solid state light sources, and the secondary side having a center tap between the pair of secondary inductors
that provides a common ground to each of the pair of strings of solid state light sources; and

a drive circuit electrically coupled to drive the primary side of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,207,727

DETERMINING AIR FILTER REPLACEMENT CONDITIONS USING AIR FLOW AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION VALUES

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of determining a condition of a filter located within a system, the method comprising:
determining a first air flow measurement value for a first air flow through the filter;
determining a first energy consumption value associated with generating the first air flow through the filter;
determining a first ratio between the first air flow measurement value and the first energy consumption value;
determining a second air flow measurement value for a second air flow through the filter;
determining a second energy consumption value associated with generating the second air flow through the filter;
determining a second ratio between the second air flow measurement value and the second energy consumption value; and
replacing the filter based on a comparison between the determined first and the determined second ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,206,848

ROLLING BEARING UNIT

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A rolling bearing unit, comprising:
an inner ring having a raceway surface on an outer circumference thereof;
an inner ring spacer being in contact with an end face of the inner ring and rotated in conjunction with the inner ring;
an outer ring having a raceway surface on an inner circumference thereof;
a plurality of rolling elements interposed between the raceway surface of the inner ring and the raceway surface of the outer
ring; and

a retainer disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring and having a plurality of pockets for accommodating the rolling
elements,

wherein, a centrifugal force is used to supply a grease from the inner ring spacer toward the retainer, and a radial passage
penetrating from an inner diameter side to an outer diameter side of the retainer is provided between an inner wall surface
of each of the pockets and each of the rolling elements so as to use each of the radial passages as a grease reservoir as
well as a grease passage for allowing the grease adhering to the respective rolling element to move toward the raceway surface
of the outer ring.

US Pat. No. 9,206,164

PYRAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS CRTH2 ANTAGONISTS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A pyrazole compound of formula (I)
wherein:
L is a bond or a methylene or ethylene, wherein each carbon atom in the methylene or ethylene is unsubstituted or carries
1 or 2 radicals independently selected from hydroxy, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, and C3-C8-cycloalkyl, wherein the two radicals bound to the same carbon atom of methylene or ethylene together with the carbon atom
optionally forms a carbonyl group or a 3- to 8-membered ring, wherein the ring optionally contains 1 or 2 heteroatoms selected
from O, N, and S as ring member and wherein the ring members of the ring are optionally independently substituted by hydroxy,
halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, and C3-C8-cycloalkyl;

Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, and Y5 are independently selected from N and CRy, wherein each Ry is independently selected from H, hydroxy, halogen, cyano, nitro, SF5, —C(O)NRaRb, C1-C6-alkyl, hydroxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C3-C8-cycloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylamino, di-C1-C6-alkylamino, C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl, phenyl, phenoxy, 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl, and 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyloxy, wherein Ra and Rb are independently selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl, and 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl, or Ra and Rb together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound form a cyclic amine optionally comprising a further heteroatom selected
from O, N, and S as a ring member, and wherein two radicals Ry of adjacent groups CRy together with the carbon atoms they are bound to optionally form a fused 5- to 7-membered ring, wherein the ring optionally
contain 1 or 2 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S as ring member and wherein the ring members of the ring are optionally
independently substituted by hydroxy, cyano, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-halo alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, and C3-C8-cyclo alkyl;

Z is selected from O, S, and NRz, wherein Rz is H or C1-C6-alkyl;

R1 and R2 are independently selected from H, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio, —NRaRb, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl-C2-C6-alkenyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl-C2-C6-alkenyl, phenyl, phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, phenyl-C2-C6-alkenyl, naphthyl, naphthyl-C1-C6-alkyl, naphthyl-C2-C6-alkenyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-C1-C6-alkyl, and heterocyclyl-C2-C6-alkenyl, wherein the C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, and C2-C6-alkynyl moieties in R1 and R2 are unsubstituted or carry at least one substituent selected from hydroxy, halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylamino, di-C1-C6-alkylamino, and C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl and/or wherein two radicals bound to the same carbon atom of the C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl and C2-C6-alkynyl moieties in R1 and R2 together with the carbon atom optionally form a carbonyl group, and wherein the C3-C8-cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, phenyl, naphthyl, and heterocyclyl moieties in R1 and R2 are unsubstituted or carry at least one substituent selected from hydroxy, halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylamino, di-C1-C6-alkylamino, C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl, phenyl, and 5- or 6-membered hetaryl and/or wherein two radicals bound to the same carbon atom of the C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl, and heterocyclyl moieties of R1 and R2 together with the carbon atom optionally form a carbonyl group, and wherein

Ra and Rb are independently selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl, and heterocyclyl, or

Ra and Rb together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound form a cyclic amine, optionally comprising a further heteroatom selected
from O, N, and S as a ring member;

R3 are independently selected from hydroxy, cyano, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6-haloalkylsulfonyl, and C3-C8-cycloalkyl; and

n is 0, 1, 2, or 3,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,208,684

TRAVEL OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining, by a device, travel information associated with a mobile device,
the travel information including information identifying a route of travel of the mobile device;
identifying, by the device and based on the travel information, a first traffic light and a second traffic light located along
the route of travel, regardless of whether the first traffic light and the second traffic light are in different directions
of travel or are in a same direction of travel;

obtaining, by the device, information associated with the first traffic light,
the first traffic light controlling a flow of traffic associated with a first location;
determining, by the device and based on the travel information, that the mobile device is located at a second location and
is traveling toward the first location,

the second location being different from the first location;
determining, by the device, a projected status of the first traffic light based on the information associated with the first
traffic light and the travel information,

the projected status of the first traffic light indicating a status of the first traffic light at a time the mobile device
is projected to arrive at the first location;

providing, by the device, to the mobile device:
information identifying a current status of the first traffic light, and
information identifying the projected status of the first traffic light;
determining, by the device, a projected status of the second traffic light based on information associated with the second
traffic light,

the projected status of the second traffic light being determined as the mobile device arrives at the first location,
the second traffic light controlling a flow of traffic associated with a third location different from the first location
and the second location,

the projected status of the second traffic light indicating a status of the second traffic light at a time the mobile device
is projected to arrive at the third location; and

providing, by the device, to the mobile device:
information identifying an updated current status of the first traffic light, and
information identifying the projected status of the second traffic light.

US Pat. No. 9,206,998

SELF-TRACKING SOLAR CONCENTRATOR

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A system for capturing solar light of the sun, whereby the solar light comprises a short wavelength light component and
a long wavelength light component, the system comprising:
at least a lens,
a light-guide, and
a self-adaptive coupling feature,
whereby the at least one lens is arranged adjacent to the light-guide in order to focus the long wavelength component onto
the self-adaptive coupling feature, and the self-adaptive coupling feature is configured to couple the short wavelength light
component into the light-guide,
wherein the self-adaptive coupling feature comprises
a mechanical actuator that is configured to be thermally induced by absorbing the long wavelength light component and to be
reversible,

a transparent elastomer, and
at least a reflecting prism,
whereby the mechanical actuator and the transparent elastomer are arranged such that the mechanical actuator when thermally
induced presses the trasnsparent elastometer against the light guide to induce the at least one prism to couple the short
wavelength light component into the light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,205,998

FEEDING DEVICE

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

13. A feeding device comprising:
a guiding assembly comprising:
a guiding rod; and
a transfer rod coupled to the guiding rod and comprising a rack; and
a clamping mechanism comprising:
a driving assembly comprising:
a support frame;
a first driver coupled to the support frame;
a gear coupled to the first driver and meshing with the rack; and
at least one guiding member adjustably coupled to the support frame and latched to the guiding rod, the at least one guiding
member configured to move the support frame to adjust a backlash between the gear and the rack, and

a clamping assembly coupled to the support frame.

US Pat. No. 9,205,541

BUCKET TRUCK INTENSIFIER

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A high pressure tool assembly, comprising:
a tool;
a hand control valve mechanically connectable to the tool;
a first operating fluid to be supplied to the tool;
an intensifier fluidly connected to said hand control valve and to the tool, said intensifier increasing a pressure of the
first operating fluid to be supplied to the tool;

a second operating fluid to be supplied to said intensifier;
a first fluid circuit formed between said intensifier and the tool, said first fluid circuit conveying the first operating
fluid at a first pressure; and

a second fluid circuit formed between said hand control valve and said intensifier, said second fluid circuit conveying the
second operating fluid at a second pressure, said first pressure being higher than said second pressure, and said first fluid
circuit being isolated from said second fluid circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,204,807

DEVICES FOR NON-CONTACT THERMOGRAPHIC MAPPING OF TISSUE FOR VIABILITY ASSESSMENT AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method of assessing tissue viability, the method comprising:
providing at least one source of thermal stimulation of a tissue, wherein the at least one source of thermal stimulation provides
at least one thermal stimulus;

providing a measurement system for obtaining response data related to at least one response to the at least one thermal stimulus
by the tissue;

applying the at least one thermal stimulus to the tissue, wherein applying the at least one thermal stimulus comprises:
applying a first thermal stimulus for a first period of time;
applying a null stimulus for a second period of time, wherein the null stimulus comprises a thermal stimulus at about ambient
temperature or at about normal human core temperature; and

applying a second thermal stimulus for a third period of time;
measuring, by the measurement system, at least some tissue response data related to a response of the tissue to the at least
one thermal stimulus;

calculating, by an electronic system, a comparison between the tissue response data and at least one viability threshold value;
and

determining, by the electronic system, the tissue viability based at least in part on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,209,534

DISTRIBUTOR UNIT AND DISTRIBUTOR BLOCK WHICH COMPRISES AT LEAST TWO DISTRIBUTOR UNITS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A distribution strip for telecommunications and data technology, the distribution strip comprising:
a housing having side faces extending between a front side and a rear side; and
front connection contacts for cores accessible from the front side and rear connection contacts for cores accessible from
the rear side, the front connection contacts being electrically connected to the rear connection contacts,

the front connection contacts being laterally offset towards one of the side faces of the housing and extending at most as
far as half a width of the front side.

US Pat. No. 9,209,120

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH LEAD MOUNTED POWER BAR

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:
a lead frame having an interior region and a plurality of leads surrounding the interior region;
an integrated circuit having a plurality of bond pads, wherein the integrated circuit is disposed in the interior region of
the lead frame;

one or more electrical couplings between at least one of the bond pads and at least one of the leads of the lead frame;
a first region of insulating material disposed on a first subset of the lead frame leads;
a first power bar disposed on the first region of insulating material;
one or more electrical couplings between the first power bar and one or more of the bond pads; and
one or more other power bars respectively disposed on one or more other regions of insulating material respectively disposed
on one or more other subsets of the leads, wherein two or more of the power bars are mounted adjacent to a single lateral
side of the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,205,048

CONTROLLED RELEASE ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OTIC DISORDERS

OTONOMY, INC., San Diego...

1. A method of treating middle ear effusion in a pediatric patient with otitis media undergoing tympanostomy tube placement,
the method comprising intratympanically administering to the pediatric patient a composition comprising poloxamer 407 and
a therapeutically effective amount of multiparticulate and non-microencapsulated ciprofloxacin, wherein the composition provides
a sustained release of ciprofloxacin in the ear for a period of at least 5 days after a single intratympanic administration;
and wherein the composition comprises from about 10 wt % to about 20 wt % poloxamer 407.
US Pat. No. 9,204,603

SOYBEAN VARIETY S05-11482

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A plant of soybean variety S05-11482, representative seed of said soybean variety S05-11482 having been deposited under
ATCC designation PTA-12337.

US Pat. No. 9,210,815

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING EMBEDDED WIRING BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of an embedded wiring board, comprising:
providing an insulation layer and a lower wiring layer, wherein the insulation layer includes a polymeric material, the insulation
layer is provided with an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, the lower wiring layer is located
at the lower surface and includes a lower pad which is embedded in the lower surface;

distributing a plural catalyst grains in the polymeric material;
forming a groove and an engraved pattern on the upper surface, wherein a depth of the groove relative to the upper surface
is larger than a depth of the engraved pattern relative to the upper surface;

fondling a blind via on a bottom surface of the groove to expose the lower pad;
exposing and activating some catalyst grains in the groove, the engraved pattern, and the blind via;
forming an upper wiring layer in the engraved pattern;
forming a first conductive pillar in the groove; and forming a second conductive pillar in the blind via, wherein the second
conductive pillar is connected between the first conductive pillar and the lower pad.

US Pat. No. 9,208,189

DISTRIBUTED REQUEST PROCESSING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A system for processing a request, comprising:
a communication interface configured to receive a request associated with an associated identifier; and
a processor configured to:
select among a group of request handlers a selected request handler to process the request, wherein the selection of the selected
request handler is based at least in part on the associated identifier; and

process the request using an included identifier included in the request,
wherein processing the request includes using a local version of a data associated with the included identifier and stored
in a storage managed by the selected request handler,

processing the request includes determining a hash value using at least the included identifier and using the hash value to
obtain the local version of the data,

the local version of the data has been updated using a centralized version of the data,
the centralized version of the data has been determined using processing performed at least by a plurality of request handlers
included in the group of request handlers, and

the centralized version of the data has been determined using processing performed at least by the selected request handler.

US Pat. No. 9,210,808

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
an insulating layer;
a connection pad buried in the insulating layer in a state that an upper surface of the connection pad is exposed from an
upper surface of the insulating layer and a lower surface and at least a part of a side surface of the connection pad contact
the insulating layer; and

a concave level difference portion formed in the insulating layer around an outer periphery part of the connection pad,
wherein the upper surface of the connection pad and the upper surface of the insulating layer are arranged at a same height,
wherein the connection pad has two layers structure in which an upper layer part is formed on a lower layer part, and an outer
peripheral edge of the lower layer part retrogresses toward a center of the connection pad from an outer peripheral edge of
the upper layer part, and wherein the upper layer part of the connection pad and the concave level difference portion have
the same height, and a solder is formed on the connection pad and in a whole of the concave level difference portion.

US Pat. No. 9,207,752

COMPUTER DEVICE AND METHOD OF POWER MANAGEMENT OF THE SAME

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A method of power management of a computer device in which the computer device comprises an embedded controller, a near
field communication (NFC) transceiving module, a display module and a decision unit therein, and the decision unit is an image
processing unit, the method comprising:
(A) when the image processing unit determines that the computer device is required to enter a power saving mode right now,
the image processing unit generates a power-saving-mode signal for enabling the computer device to enter the power saving
mode, wherein the embedded controller respectively switches a backlight module power pin and a display panel power pin of
the image processing unit into a disable status from the enable status,

(B) when the embedded controller detects the power-saving-mode signal, the embedded controller determines whether the NFC
transceiving module is performing information communication;

(C) when the embedded controller determines that the NFC transceiving module is performing information communication, the
embedded controller requests a core logic set of the computer device to switch the backlight module power pin and the display
panel power pin of the image processing unit back to an enable status from the disable status for postponing entrance into
the power saving mode until the NFC transceiving module finishes performing the information communication; and

(D) when the embedded controller determines that the NFC transceiving module is not performing information communication,
the embedded controller shuts down electric power of the display module based on the power-saving-mode signal.

US Pat. No. 9,207,732

OPTIMIZED FAN DUTY CONTROL FOR COMPUTING DEVICE

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, at a service controller of a computing device, power loading data associated with at least one heat generating
component of the computing device;

determining a specific system loading range based at least in part on the power loading data;
determining, based at least in part on the specific system loading range, a predetermined fan duty associated with one or
more fans, the predetermined fan duty corresponding to the specific system loading range; and

causing the one or more fans to operate at a fan speed corresponding to the fan duty.
US Pat. No. 9,207,532

PHOTOINITIATED OLEFIN METHATHESIS POLYMERIZATION

California Institute of T...

1. A method of metathesizing an unsaturated organic precursor comprising irradiating a Fischer-type carbene ruthenium catalyst
with at least one wavelength of light in the presence of at least one unsaturated organic precursor, so as to metathesize
at least one alkene or one alkyne bond;
wherein the Fischer-type carbene ruthenium catalyst comprises a ruthenium carbene moiety, Ru?C(R1)—Y—R2, and where

R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, optionally substituted hydrocarbyl or an optionally substituted heteroatom-containing hydrocarbyl,
or may be linked to form a cyclic group, which may be aliphatic or aromatic, and may contain substituents and/or heteroatoms;
and

Y is O, N—R1, or S.

US Pat. No. 9,209,987

SOCIAL MEDIA PLAYBACK

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

3. A method of synchronizing playback of an audio/video media asset between a first playback device and one or more other
playback devices, including a second playback device, the method comprising:
synchronizing a first reference clock accessible by the first playback device with a second reference clock accessible by
the second playback device;

acknowledging the audio/video media asset that is to be synchronized on the first playback device and the second playback
device;

acknowledging a start point along a progress timeline of the audio/video media asset at which playback is to begin on the
first playback device and the second playback device;

acknowledging a reference time when playback is to begin on the first playback device;
creating a first playback timeline for the first playback device by temporally aligning the progress timeline to the first
reference clock so that the start point syncs with the reference time, the first playback timeline matching a second playback
timeline for the second playback device;

playing the audio/video media asset with a first video resolution from the start point with the first playback timeline on
the first playback device while the audio/video media asset is played with a second video resolution, different than the first
video resolution, from the start point with the second playback timeline on the second playback device;

while playing the audio/video media asset on the first playback device, sending participant audio communications from the
first playback device to the second playback device and/or receiving participant audio communications at the first playback
device from the second playback device, the participant audio communications including an audio chat.

US Pat. No. 9,209,615

ELECTRIC WIRE WITH TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electric wire with terminal comprising: an electric wire covering an outer periphery of a core wire with an insulating
coating; and a terminal connected to the electric wire, wherein:
the terminal includes a wire barrel that has a bottom plate on which the core wire exposed beyond an end of the insulating
coating is placed and that is crimped onto the core wire and an extending portion extending from the bottom plate;

the extending portion is provided with a water blocking wall molded by a synthetic resin;
the core wire is covered with a tubular water blocking coating that is in direct contact with an outer surface of the water
blocking wall and with an outer surface of the end of the insulating coating and that extends from the water blocking wall
and the end of the insulating coating; and

a top portion of the water blocking wall is covered by the tubular water blocking coating.

US Pat. No. 9,205,247

CONNECTION PORT AND DIALYSIS APPARATUS HAVING CONNECTION PORT

NIPRO CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A connection port in a dialysis apparatus comprising:
a cylindrical outer port to which liquid discharge-side piping is connected; an inner port to which liquid supply-side piping
is connected, and which is provided in the outer port; and a lid member which closes the outer port, a liquid from the inner
port being flowed through a space formed by the lid member and the outer port and discharged from the outer port when the
lid member is in a closed state, the inner port being exposed to the outside when the lid member is in an open state, enabling
a liquid passage to be connected to the inner port,

wherein the outer port is in the form of a cylinder with a closed bottom and is provided with an opening which is closed by
the lid member which has the shape of a cylinder with a closed bottom,

the inner port has an end portion which projects outside the opening of the outer port and is fixed to the outer port so as
to penetrate the closed bottom of the outer port from the outside to the inside, and further a heater is provided for a portion
of the inner port projecting outside the outer port, and

when the lid member is in the closed state, the inner port is heated with the heater to sterilize the portion of the inner
port exposed to the outside.

US Pat. No. 9,204,660

FEED ADDITIVE COMPOSITION FOR RUMINANTS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method of producing a feed additive composition, comprising:
preparing a molten mixture of at least one protective agent, lecithin and at least one of L-lysine and a salt of L-lysine;
solidifying the molten mixture by immersing the molten mixture in water or an aqueous liquid;
adjusting a water activity of the solidified mixture to 0.25 to 0.6;
wherein:
the at least one protective agent comprises at least one member selected from the group consisting of a hydrogenated vegetable
oil having a melting point of greater than 50° C. and less than 90° C. and a hydrogenated animal oil having a melting point
of greater than 50° C. and less than 90° C.;

the at least one protective agent is present in the molten mixture in an amount of from 39.5 to 59.5% by weight;
the lecithin is present in the molten mixture in an amount of from 0.05 to 5% by weight; and
the at least one of L-lysine and the salt of L-lysine is present in the molten mixture in an amount of from 40 to 60% by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,210,530

CONFIGURING APPLICATION PARAMETER OF MOBILE TERMINAL

HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for configuring a mobile terminal, comprising:
establishing, by a mobile terminal, a near field communication (NFC) connection with a configurator;
negotiating, between the mobile terminal and the configurator, a file type for a configuration file generated by the configurator
through the NFC connection, wherein the configuration file comprises a configuration parameter for configuring the mobile
terminal;

receiving, by the mobile terminal, from the configurator through the NFC connection, the configuration file having the negotiated
file type; and

performing, by the mobile terminal, a configuration based on the configuration parameter in the configuration file,
wherein negotiating, between the mobile terminal and the configurator, the file type for the configuration file comprises:
receiving, by the mobile terminal, the file type for the configuration file from the configurator; and
identifying, by the mobile terminal the file type that allows the mobile terminal to execute the configuration file automatically.

US Pat. No. 9,206,815

FAN, MOLDING DIE, AND FLUID FEEDER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A fan comprising:
a plurality of blade portions arranged spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction, each blade portion of
said plurality of blade portions having an inner edge portion disposed on an inner peripheral side thereof and an outer edge
portion disposed on an outer peripheral side thereof, wherein

said blade portion has a blade surface extending between said inner edge portion and said outer edge portion and including
a pressure surface disposed on a rotational direction side of the fan and a suction surface disposed on a back side of said
pressure surface,

as the fan is rotated, a fluid flow is produced on said blade surface to flow between said inner edge portion and said outer
edge portion,

when cut along a plane orthogonal to a rotation axis of the fan, said blade portion has a blade cross section having concave
portions formed at said pressure surface and said suction surface,

a plurality of said blade portions include a first blade portion and a second blade portion having blade cross sections of
different shapes,

said first blade portion and said second blade portion are different from each other in number of said concave portions.

US Pat. No. 9,210,759

LUMINAIRE WITH AMBIENT SENSING AND AUTONOMOUS CONTROL CAPABILITIES

Express Imaging Systems, ...

1. An illumination system, comprising:
a luminaire including at least one light source disposed at least partially in a housing;
at least one motion sensor proximate the housing that provides a signal indicative of a velocity of an object which is remote
from the luminaire and external to the luminaire;

a controller communicably coupled to the at least one light source and the at least one motion sensor, the controller includes
defined logic to autonomously operate the at least one light source responsive to the signal indicative of the velocity of
the object provided by the at least one motion sensor; and

a communications transceiver communicably coupled to the controller to communicate with at least one other luminaire;
wherein, responsive to receipt of the signal indicative of the velocity of the object provided by the at least one motion
sensor, the controller selectively autonomously communicates at least one signal via the communications transceiver to at
least one selected recipient luminaire in physical proximity to the luminaire which causes the at least one selected recipient
luminaire to control the illumination thereof based at least in part on the velocity of the object to provide illumination
for the object.

US Pat. No. 9,210,663

POWER CONTROL IN ORTHOGONAL SUB-CHANNELS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for multiplexing transmissions for a plurality of users on a same physical resource, the method comprising:
processing first data to be transmitted to a first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) and second data to be transmitted
to a second WTRU; and

transmitting the first data to the first WTRU and the second data to the second WTRU using a same physical resource in a same
time slot, wherein the first WTRU is assigned to a first one of in-phase and quadrature sub-channels, the second WTRU is assigned
to a second one of the in-phase and quadrature sub-channels on the same physical resource, a transmit power on the in-phase
and quadrature sub-channels is controlled independently, and a ratio of the transmit power between the in-phase and quadrature
sub-channels is restricted within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 9,206,185

IMIDAZOPYRIDAZINES AS AKT KINASE INHIBITORS

Bayer Intellectual Proper...

1. A compound of formula (I)

in which
R1 is hydrogen, hydroxy, NR5R6, halogen, cyano, CO(NR8R9), C(O)OR8, C(O)(1-6C-alkyl), NHC(O)(1-6C-alkyl), NHS(O)2R11, NHC(O)NHR11, —S(O)n-1-6C-alkyl, —S(O)2NR5R6 or a group selected from 1-6C-alkyl, 1-6C-alkoxy, 3-7C-cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, -(1-6C-alkyl)-aryl, -(1-6C-alkyl)heteroaryl,
—O-(3-7C-cycloalkyl), —O-aryl, —O-(3-7C-heterocyclyl), —O-heteroaryl, —O-(1-6C-alkyl)-heteroaryl, —O-(1-6C-alkyl)-(3-7C-heterocyclyl),
—O-(1-6C-alkyl)aryl, 2-6C-alkenyl, 2-6C-alkynyl,

wherein said group being optionally substituted, one or more times, identically or differently, with a substituent selected
from:

hydroxy, halogen, 1-6C-alkyl, 1-4C-haloalkyl, 1-6C-alkoxy, —NR8R9, cyano, —C(O)NR8R9, —C(O)OR10, —NHC(O)R11, —NHC(O)NHR11,
—NHS(O)2R11, 3-7C-cycloalkyl, 3-7C-heterocyclyl, aryl,

R2 is hydrogen, hydroxy, NR5R6, halogen, cyano, CO(NR8R9), C(O)OR8, C(O)(1-6C-alkyl), NHC(O)(1-6C-alkyl), NHS(O)2R11, NHC(O)NHR11, —S(O)n-1-6C-alkyl, —S(O)2NR5R6 or a group selected from 1-6C-alkyl, 1-6C-alkoxy, 3-7C-cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, -(1-6C-alkyl)-aryl, -(1-6C-alkyl)-heteroaryl,
—O-(3-7C-cycloalkyl), —O-aryl, —O-(3-7C-heterocyclyl), —O-heteroaryl, —O-(1-6C-alkyl)-heteroaryl, —O-(1-6C-alkyl)-(3-7C-heterocyclyl),
—O-(1-6C-alkyl)aryl, 2-6C-alkenyl, 2-6C-alkynyl,

wherein said group being optionally substituted, one or more times, identically or differently, with a substituent selected
from:

hydroxy, halogen, 1-6C-alkyl, 1-4C-haloalkyl, 1-6C-alkoxy, —NR8R9, cyano, —C(O)NR8R9, —C(O)OR10, —NHC(O)R11, —NHC(O)NHR11,
—NHS(O)2R11, 3-7C-heterocyclyl, aryl,

R3 is hydrogen, hydroxy, NR5R6, halogen, cyano, CO(NR8R9), C(O)OR8, C(O)(1-6C-alkyl), NHS(O)2R11, NHC(O)NHR11, —S(O)n-1-6C-alkyl, —S(O)2NR5R6 or a group selected from 1-6C-alkyl, 1-6C-alkoxy 3-7C-cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, -(1-6C-alkyl)-aryl, -(1-6C-alkyl)-heteroaryl,
—O-(3-7C-cycloalkyl), —O-aryl, —O-(3-7C-heterocyclyl), —O-heteroaryl, —O-(1-6C-alkyl)heteroaryl, —O-(1-6C-alkyl)-(3-7C-heterocyclyl),
—O-(1-6C-alkyl)aryl, NHC(O)(1-6C-alkyl), 2-6C-alkenyl, 2-6C-alkynyl,

wherein said group being optionally substituted, one or more times, identically or differently, with a substituent selected
from:

hydroxy, halogen, 1-6C-alkyl, 1-4C-haloalkyl, 1-6C-alkoxy, —NR8R9, cyano, —C(O)NR8R9, —C(O)OR10, —NHC(O)R11, —NHC(O)NHR11,
—NHS(O)2R11, 3-7C-heterocyclyl, aryl,

R4 is phenyl which is optionally substituted one, two or three times, identically or differently, with a halogen atom;
R5 is hydrogen, 1-6C-alkyl,
R6 is hydrogen, 1-6C-alkyl,
R8 is hydrogen, 1-6C-alkyl which optionally is substituted with hydroxy,
R9 is hydrogen, 1-6C-alkyl,
R10 is hydrogen, 1-6C-alkyl,
R11 is hydrogen, 1-6C-alkyl,
X, Y is CH2;
n is 0, 1, 2;
or an N-oxide, a salt, a tautomer or a stereoisomer of said compound, or a salt of said N-oxide, tautomer or stereoisomer.

US Pat. No. 9,210,046

ZONE-BASED NETWORK TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A process comprising:
performing, by a computer, discovery on a network to detect and collect discovery data from a plurality of routers;
analyzing, by the computer, the discovery data to identify zones including autonomous routing domains and subdomain areas;
analyzing, by the computer, the discovery data to identify border router ports;
in response to identification of said border router ports, configuring, by the computer, said border router ports to monitor
network traffic through the border router ports;

obtaining, by the computer, the monitored network traffic from said border router ports to obtain network traffic data; and
analyzing, by the computer, said network traffic data to evaluate per-zone or inter-zone traffic parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,209,981

POWER OVER ETHERNET ON DATA PAIRS AND SPARE PAIRS

Linear Technology Corpora...

1. A Power over Ethernet (PoE) system comprising:
Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) selectably connectable to a set of data wire pairs and to a set of spare wire pairs in an Ethernet
system for providing a PoE voltage over at least the data wire pairs;

a Powered Device (PD) connected to the PSE by at least the data wire pairs to receive the PoE voltage; and
a PSE controller as part of the PSE, the PSE controller comprising:
a first output port (OUT1);
a second output port (OUT2);
a first switch control port coupled to a first switch, the first switch selectively coupling the PoE voltage to the data wire
pairs;

a second switch control port coupled to a second switch, the second switch selectively coupling the OUT1 to the OUT2; and
processing circuitry configured for performing the method comprising:
keeping the first switch and the second switch off during a detection and classification routine, performed via the OUT1 and
the OUT2;

performing the detection and classification routine to determine if the PoE voltage should be applied to both the data wire
pairs and the spare wire pairs, or to only the data wire pairs, or to neither the data wires pairs or the spare pairs;

keeping the second switch off while turning on the first switch to supply the PoE voltage to only the data wire pairs if it
is determined that the PoE voltage should only be provided to the data wire pairs; and

turning on the second switch and the first switch to supply the PoE voltage to both the data wire pairs and the spare wire
pairs if it is determined that the PoE voltage should be provided to both the data wire pairs and the spare wire pairs.

US Pat. No. 9,209,372

OPTOELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC MODULE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic module comprising:
a semiconductor chip for emitting electromagnetic radiation, the semiconductor chip having a layer having a first conductivity,
a layer having a second conductivity, an emission surface and a contact surface situated opposite the emission surface;

a contact on the emission surface;
a frame composed of potting compound, the frame enclosing the semiconductor chip laterally at least regionally in such a way
that the emission surface and the contact surface are substantially free of potting compound;

a first contact structure, at least regionally arranged on the frame and at least regionally arranged on the contact surface,
in electrical contact with the layer having the first conductivity;

a second contact structure, at least regionally arranged on the frame and at least regionally arranged on the contact of the
emission surface, in electrical contact with the layer having the second conductivity;

a mixing element to spatially intermix electromagnetic radiation, wherein the mixing element is disposed downstream of the
semiconductor chip in an emission direction; and

a structured mirror layer or a structured scattering layer arranged at least regionally between the frame and the mixing element.

US Pat. No. 9,208,346

PERSONA-NOTITIA INTELLECTION CODIFIER

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of isolating a nature of personal user information from unauthorized devices, comprising:
receiving a PIC code uniquely associated with a given user for which personal user information is requested, said PIC code
not including any indication as to a nature of what personal user information is associated therewith;

decrypting said PIC code into association with particular personal user information including a requested social networking
identity for said given user; and

providing said social networking identity for said given user to a requesting device from which said PIC code is received.

US Pat. No. 9,205,580

INJECTION MOLD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INJECTION MOLDING OBJECT WITH A COUPLING ELEMENT IMPLANTED THEREIN

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. An injection mold for injecting plastic material to partially envelop a coupling element having a connecting hole and two
fixing ribs extended reversely with each other, the injection mold comprising:
a first mold comprising:
a first molding cavity installed on a surface of the first mold and served for accommodating the coupling element;
a location pin installed in the first molding cavity, and served for passing through the connecting hole;
two positioning blocks installed on the surface of the first mold, and separated by the first molding cavity;
two first forming recesses served for accommodating two of the coupling elements; and
a second forming recess arranged between the two first forming recesses and communicated with the two first forming recesses,
the second forming recess comprising a ring-shaped flange defining a containing space surrounded therein;

a second mold comprising:
a second molding cavity installed on a surface of the second mold and arranged correspondingly to the first molding cavity,
wherein when the first mold and the second mold are shut together and the first molding cavity and the second molding cavity
are combined to define a closed room for receiving the filled plastic material, the positioning blocks hold the coupling element
therebetween by clamping the fixing ribs of the coupling element thereby the coupling element is suspended in midair of the
closed room, and when a plate is placed flat in the second forming recess, the ring-shaped flange contacts to one surface
of the plate, and a protrusive plane disposed on the surface of the plate is completely contained in the containing space.

US Pat. No. 9,210,706

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (PDCCH) MONITORING

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A mobile communication device, having a Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI),
comprising:
a wireless module performing wireless transmission and reception to and from a cellular station; and
a controller module performing operations for communication controls, wherein the operations comprise: determining whether
SPS has been enabled for downlink (DL), instructing the wireless module to monitor a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH)
for a DL assignment reception from the cellular station for a Transmission Time Interval (TTI), in response to the mobile
communication device having the SPS C-RNTI and SPS having been enabled for DL, and instructing the wireless module not to
monitor the PDCCH for the DL assignment reception from the cellular station for the TTI, in response to the mobile communication
device having the SPS C-RNTI and SPS not having been enabled for DL.

US Pat. No. 9,210,680

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A REAL TIME LOCATION SERVICE PROVIDER

GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING...

1. A method for selecting a real time location service provider, the method comprising:
processing a request for a position of a portable electronic device, where the request identifies at least one local access
point and a connected cellular communication cell to which the device is operatively connected;

matching the connected cellular communication cell with a listed cellular communication cell, where the listed cellular communication
cell is associated with the real time location service provider and with a plurality of registered access points;

matching the at least one local access point with at least one registered access point in the plurality of registered access
points; and

selecting the real time location service provider based on an association of the at least one registered access point with
the real time location service provider.

US Pat. No. 9,209,978

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MEASURE EXPOSURE TO STREAMING MEDIA

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method of measuring exposure to streaming media, the method comprising:
identifying, at a service provider, metadata from media;
converting the media into converted media having a streaming format;
encrypting the converted media using an encryption key, the encryption key generated based on the identified metadata;
synchronizing the encryption key and an address of a decryption key with a central facility, the address of the decryption
key being based on an identifier of the service provider, the address of the decryption key being an address of a server of
the central facility; and

creating a manifest in association with the converted media, the manifest identifying a location of the encrypted media and
the address of the decryption key.

US Pat. No. 9,208,039

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SERVER REMOVAL FROM A CLUSTER TO ENABLE FAST FAILOVER OF STORAGE

Avago Technologies Genera...

9. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions for performing a method of operation
of a first storage controller of a cluster, the method comprising:
receiving a signal indicating device removal;
based upon the received signal, determining that a communicative connection between a second storage controller of the cluster
and the first storage controller of cluster is unable to be established;

determining whether communicative connection between the first storage controller and expanders of both a first enclosure
services manager module and a second enclosure services manager module of the cluster is able to be established; and

when it is determined that communicative connection between the first storage controller and the expanders of both the first
and second enclosure services manager modules of the cluster is able to be established, performing a failover process.

US Pat. No. 9,205,178

TI-NI-NB ALLOY DEVICE

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, M...

1. A Ti—Ni—Nb alloy device which comprises one of a Ti—Ni—Nb alloy and a Ti—Ni—Nb—X alloy, wherein X is at least one metal
selected from the group consisting of Fe, Cr, V, and Co,
wherein transformation of said device is finished at a temperature difference smaller than 10° C. after a start of reverse
transformation,

wherein said Ti—Ni—Nb alloy comprises 46.5 to 50.5 at % Ti, 6 to 15 at % Nb, and a balance of 50 at % or less of Ni,
wherein at least one of a shape memory treatment condition and a strain applied to the alloy device are changed with respect
to portions of the device in a lengthwise direction thereof such that the Ti—Ni—Nb alloy device has a seamless structure with
different reverse transformation temperatures in the respective portions thereof,

wherein said shape memory treatment condition includes a shape memory treatment temperature and a shape treatment time, and
wherein said alloy device has a strain ranging between 8% and 15% in terms of an elongation strain after a heat treatment
so as to have a temperature difference, ?T, smaller than said alloy having no strain in a temperature range between 4 to 10°
C., said temperature difference being from a reverse transformation start temperature, As point, to a reverse transformation
finish temperature, Af point.

US Pat. No. 9,209,775

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

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

1. An electronic circuit comprising:
a switch that includes a plurality of ports, and selects a port to be connected to an antenna from among the plurality of
ports;

a first filter that is connected between a first port in the plurality of ports and a first terminal, and has a pass band
which overlaps with a transmission band of a first band;

a second filter that is connected between a second port in the plurality of ports and a second terminal, and has a pass band
which overlaps with a transmission band of a second band;

a third filter that is connected between a third port in the plurality of ports and a third terminal, and has a pass band
which overlaps with a reception band of the first band and a reception band of the second band;

wherein when a signal in the first band is transmitted and received, the switch selects the first port and the third port,
and

when a signal in the second band is transmitted and received, the switch selects the second port and the third port.

US Pat. No. 9,208,352

LFSR WATERMARK SYSTEM

CISCO TECHNOLOGY INC., S...

1. A system comprising: a hardware processor; and a memory to store data used by the hardware processor, wherein the hardware
processor is operative to:
receive a media content item including a watermark embedded in the media content item, the watermark encoding a series of
data values of an output stream of a linear feedback shift register initialized with a seed including an information element
and an assurance value, the information element consisting of N bits, the assurance value consisting of P bits, the linear
feedback shift register having a plurality of states including an initial state, each of the states including a first value
of N bits and a second value of P bits;

identify at least part of the watermark in the media content item;
extract two or more data values of the data values from the at least part of the identified watermark;
process two or more extracted data values of the extracted data values yielding the initial state of the linear feedback shift
register including: generating a plurality of equations based on the two or more extracted data values and an offset of each
of the two or more extracted data values and a recursion mask of the linear feedback shift register and solving the equations
to yield a first state of the states of the linear feedback shift register; and/or rolling back the linear feedback shift
register to the initial state; and

based on determining the initial state via the rolling back and/or solving the equations: authenticate the first value of
the initial state using the second value of the initial state; confirm that the first value of the initial state is indeed
the information element which was included in the seed processed by the linear feedback shift register; and provide a positive
identification of an illegitimate distributor of the media content item.

US Pat. No. 9,206,739

METHOD OF INCREASING THE SAFETY OF A POWER PLANT, AND A POWER PLANT SUITABLE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

Airbus Helicopters, Mari...

1. A method of increasing the safety of a power plant provided with at least one heat engine driving a gearbox (BTP), the
gearbox (BTP) having a lubrication system, the lubrication system including fluid stored in a reserve, the reserve having
a first bottle containing water and a second bottle containing an intermediate solution comprising one of (i) an antifreeze
and (ii) at least an antifreeze and a lubricant, the method comprising:
solely injecting water from the first bottle of the reserve into the heat engine to increase a power developed by the heat
engine without increasing a temperature of a member of the heat engine;

solely injecting water from the first bottle of the reserve into the heat engine to decrease the temperature without modifying
the power developed by the heat engine; and

injecting water from the first bottle and the intermediate solution from the second bottle to the gearbox (BTP).

US Pat. No. 9,206,486

METHOD FOR TANNING ANIMAL SKINS

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Z...

1. A process for tanning animal hides comprising:
bating and pickling the animal hide in aqueous solution;
reducing liquid content of the animal hide by 5% to 90% by weight;
replacing at least some of the liquid content removed from the animal hide in the preceding step by a tanning solution such
that the float ratio, which is defined as


 has a value of from 0.05 to less than 1, wherein the tanning solution comprises a tanning agent, the amount of the tanning
agent approximately corresponds to the amount to be imbibed by the animal hide to an amount not more than 80% in excess of
the amount to be imbibed by the animal hide; and

treating the animal hide having the tanning solution with compressed gas in a pressurized container for a period of at least
15 minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,206,032

MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM (MEMS) CHIP

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A micro-electron-mechanical system (MEMS) chip, comprising:
a device wafer, including:
a first substrate; and
a MEMS device on or above the first substrate, wherein the MEMS device includes a movable structure; and
a cap wafer, which is bonded with the device wafer to form a chamber in between, the cap wafer including:
a second substrate, wherein the second substrate has a first lower surface facing the movable structure;
an elastic structure connected to the first lower surface of the second substrate; and
a stopper connected to the first lower surface of the second substrate via the elastic structure, wherein the stopper has
a second lower surface which is apart from the movable structure by a first distance,

whereby the stopper constrains a movement of the movable structure along a first direction, and when the movable structure
contacts the stopper, the elastic structure provides a resilience force to the stopper along a second direction which is opposite
to the first direction, wherein the first direction is a direction which shortens the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,210,740

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF RF HEATING

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying RF energy to an energy application zone, the apparatus comprising:
a set of receiving radiating elements, comprising at least first and second radiating elements sequentially interconnected
such that energy received by one of the receiving radiating elements from the energy application zone is emitted back to the
energy application zone by the next radiating element in the sequence and energy received by the last radiating element in
the sequence from the energy application zone is emitted back to the energy application zone by the first radiating element
in the sequence,

wherein the radiating elements in the set of receiving radiating elements are interconnected via at least one circulator.

US Pat. No. 9,210,458

RECEIVING AUDIO/VIDEO CONTENT

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An audio/video content receiver being configured to receive media content from a content source by a broadcast data path,
the media content being arranged as a plurality of media channels, the content receiver comprising:
host circuitry having a tuner configured to assign logical channel indices to the media channels to allow selection, at the
host circuitry, of one or more of the media channels for reproduction by selecting the corresponding logical channel index,
the host circuitry storing channel association data associating the logical channel indices with the received media channels;
and

removable conditional access circuitry configured to decode access-controlled encoded broadcast content, the host circuitry
and the removable conditional access circuitry being arranged to provide an encrypted communication link for decoded access-controlled
encoded broadcast content between the removable conditional access circuitry and the host circuitry, wherein

the host circuitry is configured to acquire channel association data via the broadcast data path;
the removable conditional access circuitry is configured to provide further channel association data to the host circuitry;
the host circuitry comprises a detector configured to detect a conflict of logical channel index between the channel association
data acquired by the host circuitry from the broadcast data path and the channel association data provided by the removable
conditional access circuitry and, in the case of a conflict, to detect one or more unused logical channel indices; and

the removable conditional access circuitry is configured to select one of the unused logical channel indices for use by a
media channel for which the logical channel index defined in the removable conditional access circuitry's channel association
data conflicts with a logical channel index defined in the host circuitry's channel association data.

US Pat. No. 9,209,835

READ RETRY FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORIES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus for reading a non-volatile memory, comprising:
a tracking module operable to calculate means and variances of voltage level distributions in a non-volatile memory and to
calculate at least one reference voltage to be used when reading the non-volatile memory based on the means and variances;

a likelihood generator operable to calculate at least one other reference voltage to be used when reading the non-volatile
memory, wherein the at least one other reference voltage is based at least in part on a predetermined likelihood value constellation,
and to map read patterns from the non-volatile memory to likelihood values; and

a read controller operable to read the non-volatile memory using the at least one reference voltage and the at least one other
reference voltage to yield the read patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,210,754

LIGHT DEVICES

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

16. A light device, comprising:
a plurality of first light cells, arranged in axisymmetric around an axis;
a plurality of second light cells, arranged in axisymmetric around the axis;
a power supply, providing a driving voltage;
a first switch, connected between the first light cells and the power supply;
a second switch, connected between the second light cells and the power supply, wherein the first switch and the second switch
are driving signal latch units; and

a controller, determining whether to activate the first light cells and second light cells according to a brightness adjust
value,

wherein an average distance between the first light cells and the axis is shorter than an average distance between the second
light cells and the axis.

US Pat. No. 9,210,230

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method to credit a media exposure, the method comprising:
identifying a household of panelists based on a public Internet Protocol address identified in tagging data transmitted by
a media presentation device;

identifying a panelist within the household of panelists based on metering data;
identifying a media source based on the tagging data;
attempting to identify media presented in association with the tagging data based on at least one of the tagging data and
the metering data;

crediting, with a processor, the panelist with exposure to identified media from the media source at a media presentation
location associated with the public IP address when the media is identified; and

crediting, with the processor, the panelist with exposure to media from the media source at the media presentation location
when the media is not identified.

US Pat. No. 9,208,717

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:
a pixel comprising:
an electroluminescent device;
a first transistor;
a second transistor;
a third transistor;
a fourth transistor;
a fifth transistor; and
a capacitor,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the first transistor is directly connected to one of a source and a drain of the second
transistor,

wherein the one of the source and the drain of the first transistor is directly connected to one of a source and a drain of
the third transistor,

wherein a gate of the first transistor is directly connected to the other of the source and the drain of the second transistor,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the fourth transistor is directly connected to the other of the source and the drain
of the first transistor,

wherein the other of the source and the drain of the fourth transistor is directly connected to a first line,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the fifth transistor is directly connected to the other of the source and the drain
of the first transistor,

wherein the other of the source and the drain of the fifth transistor is directly connected to a second line,
wherein the other of the source and the drain of the third transistor is directly connected to the electroluminescent device,
wherein a first electrode of the capacitor is directly connected to the gate of the first transistor,
wherein a second electrode of the capacitor is directly connected to the first line,
wherein a gate of the second transistor is directly connected to a third line,
wherein a gate of the fifth transistor is directly connected to the third line, and
wherein a gate of the fourth transistor is directly connected to a fourth line.

US Pat. No. 9,207,930

MAP-REDUCE READY DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

MapR Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A map-reduce compatible distributed file system, comprising:
a container location database (CLDB) configured to maintain information about where each of a plurality of containers is located;
a plurality of cluster nodes, each cluster node containing one or more storage pools, each storage pool containing zero or
more containers; and

a plurality of inodes for structuring data within said containers;
wherein said containers are replicated to other cluster nodes with one container designated as master for each replication
chain;

wherein data in the CLDB is itself stored as inodes in well known containers;
wherein said CLDB inodes are configured to maintain a database that contains at least the following information about all
of said containers:

nodes that have replicas of a container;
an ordering of a replication chain for each container;
wherein updates to a container are sent to a master for said updated container;
wherein changes to content of a container are propagated to the replicas of the container by said master; and
wherein when non-empty sets of nodes containing replicas of a container fail and a set of failing nodes includes a node containing
the master, the CLDB detects the loss of contact with the failing nodes and notices that the failing nodes contain a previous
master;

wherein a surviving node containing a replica, if any such exists, is designated as a new master and other nodes are assigned
positions in the replication structure;

wherein an epoch number for the container is incremented at the same time that the new master is designated;
wherein the new master increments the transaction identifier to guarantee that a gap occurs in a sequence of transaction identifiers;
wherein the new master then records an end of a set of transactions that were handled by the previous master in a previous
epoch and records a starting point for transaction identifiers in said new epoch; and

wherein all other replicas are considered to be out-of-date.

US Pat. No. 9,205,869

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A STEERING ANGLE FOR A VEHICLE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE BASED ON SAME

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

14. A control system for an all-wheel drive powertrain of a vehicle having a power source configured to produce torque, a
steerable pair of wheels configured to be driven by the torque, and a second pair of wheels configured to be selectively driven
by the torque, the control system comprising:
a first clutch assembly selectively connecting a first wheel of the second pair of wheels to the power source; and
a second clutch assembly selectively connecting a second wheel of the second pair of wheels to the power source; and
the system for determining angular position according to claim 1;
wherein the controller is further configured to,
modulate the clutches according to the data from the steering angle sensor after the controller determines the neutral position,
and

modulate the clutches according to the estimated steering angle until the controller determines the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 9,209,368

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMI-CONDUCTOR COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor component comprising:
an optoelectronic semiconductor chip;
an electrically insulating mold body having a top side and an underside, wherein the semiconductor chip is embedded into the
mold body;

a through contact embedded into the mold body, the through contact forming an electrically conductive connection between the
top side and the underside of the mold body; and

a reflective layer arranged on the top side of the mold body, the reflective layer forming an electrically conductive connection
between an electrical contact of the semiconductor chip and the through contact, wherein the reflective layer covers at least
50% of the top side of the mold body and wherein electric contacts of the optoelectronic semiconductor component are electrically
accessible at the underside of the mold body.

US Pat. No. 9,209,211

VERTICAL GATE TRANSISTOR AND PIXEL STRUCTURE COMPRISING SUCH A TRANSISTOR

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

1. A device, comprising:
a substrate that includes a P-conductivity type substrate region, the P-conductivity type substrate region having a first
surface that is opposite to a second surface;

a first electric charge collecting region and a second electric charge collecting region, each configured to collect electric
charges when the second surface of the substrate region receives light, the first and second collecting regions each including
an N-conductivity type region formed in the substrate region, each N-conductivity type region being spaced from the first
surface of the substrate region and spaced from the second surface of the substrate region;

an N-conductivity type read region, formed in the substrate region and positioned between the first and second collecting
region;

a deep isolating trench positioned between the N-conductivity type regions of the first and second collecting regions; and
a first isolated transfer gate and a second isolated transfer gate, disposed in the substrate region between the first and
second collecting regions and next to the read region, and the first and second transfer gates being configured to receive
a gate voltage to transfer electric charges stored in the first and second collecting regions, respectively toward the read
region, the first and second transfer gates being formed in the deep isolating trench.

US Pat. No. 9,209,132

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

16. A monolithically integrated common mode filter and protection device configured as a chip scale package, comprising:
a semiconductor material having a resistivity of at least 5 Ohm-centimeters;
a protection device formed from the semiconductor material;
a first layer of material over the semiconductor material, the first layer of the first material having an opening filled
with a first electrically conductive material, wherein the first layer of material is a photosensitive material; and

a first coil over the first layer of material.

US Pat. No. 9,208,212

FIELD EXTENSIBILITY IN A MULTI-TENANT ENVIRONMENT WITH COLUMNAR DATABASE SUPPORT

SAP AG, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method implemented at least in part by a computing system, the method comprising:
receiving a request to add an extension field for a tenant to a business object node represented by a database table incorporated
into a multi-tenant environment;

responsive to the request, adding the extension field to an extension table for the database table incorporated into the multi-tenant
environment;

when processing operations on data associated with the database table, determining whether any extensions have been added;
responsive to determining that extensions have been added, performing a join between the database table and the extension
field and performing the operations on the loin; and

wherein the extension table is associated with the tenant and the database table, and a name of the extension table incorporates
an identifier of the node of the business object and an identifier of the tenant.

US Pat. No. 9,206,743

ARRANGEMENT OF COMPONENTS OF A WIND POWER PLANT

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. An arrangement of two components (12, 13, 30) of a wind power plant, comprising:
a first component (12, 13) that has a flange (15, 130) having a flange contact surface (121, 122, 133), and

a second component (30) that has a flange-mounting surface (131, 132) for the flange (15, 130) of the first component (12, 13),

wherein the flange contact surface (122, 133) of the first component (12, 13) and the flange-mounting surface (131, 132) of the second component (30) are arranged opposite from each other, and

wherein at least one of the flange contact surface (121, 122, 133) of the flange (15, 130) and the flange-mounting surface (131, 132) of the second component (30) has a chrome-steel alloy coating that is applied using an arc welding method, the chrome-steel alloy coating being a friction
increasing coating.

US Pat. No. 9,206,031

MEMS DEVICE AND PROCESS

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A MEMS transducer comprising:
a first layer of material having a vent hole therein;
a plug which is separate from the first layer of material and disposed within said vent hole at an equilibrium position;
wherein the first layer of material is moveable in response to a pressure wave incident on the MEMS transducer so as to vary
the extent to which the plug is within the vent hole.

US Pat. No. 9,210,536

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method for establishing a peer to peer (P2P) communication session between a first wireless communication device and
at least one other wireless communication device, the method comprising:
receiving from the first wireless communication device a communication request message indicating that at least one other
wireless communication device is in close proximity with the first wireless communication device;

establishing a P2P group which includes the first wireless communication device and at least one other wireless communication
device, based on the close proximity between the wireless communication devices;

identifying respective P2P IP addresses for the first wireless communication device and the at least one other wireless communication
device within the established P2P group;

instructing the first wireless communication device and the at least one other wireless communication device to communicate
within the established P2P group using respective P2P IP addresses; and

following receipt of a response indicating acceptance by a second wireless communication device of an instruction to communicate
within the established P2P group using a corresponding P2P IP address, establishing the communication session,

wherein said establishing the P2P group further comprises:
transmitting from a controlling network to the first wireless communication device a first request for establishing the P2P
group, wherein said first request contains information about operating parameters for the P2P group;

receiving a response from the first wireless communication device that includes an identifier (ID) of a preferred wireless
channel for the P2P group;

transmitting to a second wireless communication device a second request containing (a) the information about the operating
parameters and (b) the ID of the preferred wireless channel;

designating a selected wireless communication device from the established P2P group as an access point for the P2P group;
and

wherein the P2P group is established using the operating parameters and the preferred wireless channel,
the method further comprising: retrieving from the communication request message an IP address of the first wireless communication
device associated with the controlling network wherein transmitting the first request for establishing the P2P group is triggered
in response to receipt of the communication request message;

checking the communication request message for inclusion of a pair of P2P IP addresses to assign to participants associated
with the received communication request; and

in response to the received communication request message not including the pair of P2P IP addresses, setting up the P2P group
without enabling a P2P communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,210,272

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURATION ACCESS VIA CONNECTED DEVICES

Thomson Licensing, Issy ...

6. A communication device, comprising:
a configuration module configured to control operation of at least one network port and having an authentication function;
and

an interface module connected to a dedicated service port configured to provide services to a user service device, and further
connected to the configuration module, said interface module being configured to modify operation of the configuration module
in response to user input, and being further configured to provide user interface information to the dedicated service port,
wherein the interface module bypasses the configuration module's authentication function for user inputs that come from the
dedicated service port.

US Pat. No. 9,209,564

CARD CONNECTOR

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

1. A card connector, the card connector comprising:
a housing, the housing adapted to house a card, the card including a terminal member;
a connection terminal, the connection terminal being attached to the housing and contacting the terminal member; and
a cover member, the cover member being attached to the housing and forming a card housing space, the cover member including
a locking member, the locking member being adapted to lock the card housed within the card housing space, the locking member
being a leaf spring member and having a cantilever form, the locking member including a locking main body part, a locking
ridged part and an operating part, the locking main body part being integrally connected to the cover member and extending
in the insertion direction of the card, the locking ridged part being connected to the tip of the locking main body part and
protruding inward toward the cover member, the locking ridged part being inserted into a recessed part, the recessed part
being formed on the edge of the card housed in the card housing space, the operating part being connected to the tip of the
locking ridged part, a part of the operating part protruding more outward than the locking body main part and the locking
ridged part.

US Pat. No. 9,209,015

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:
a process chamber disposed vertically in which a plurality of substrates are processed;
a substrate holder configured to hold the plurality of substrates in a vertically stacked manner within the process chamber;
a rotation mechanism configured to rotate the substrate holder;
a first plasma generation chamber and a second plasma generation chamber that extends vertically provided at a side of the
plurality of substrates in the process chamber, each of the first plasma generation chamber and the second plasma generation
chamber are arc-shaped and being separated from the process chamber;

a reactive gas supply unit configured to supply a reactive gas into the first plasma generation chamber and the second plasma
generation chamber;

a pair of first discharge electrodes configured to generate plasma and excite the reactive gas by the plasma in the first
plasma generation chamber to generate an active species of the reactive gas, wherein the first discharge electrodes are inserted
in protecting pipes and are vertically disposed within the first plasma generation chamber;

a pair of second discharge electrodes configured to generate plasma and excite the reactive gas by the plasma in the second
plasma generation chamber to generate the active species of the reactive gas, wherein the second discharge electrodes are
inserted in protecting pipes and are vertically disposed within the second plasma generation chamber;

a plurality of first gas ejection ports and a plurality of second gas ejection ports provided at the first plasma generation
chamber and the second plasma generation chamber, respectively, each of the plurality of first gas ejection ports and the
plurality of second gas ejection ports being configured to eject the active species of the reactive gas to the plurality of
substrates in the process chamber;

a buffer chamber provided at the side of the plurality of substrates in the process chamber, the buffer chamber being separated
from the process chamber;

a source gas supply unit configured to supply a source gas into the buffer chamber;
a plurality of third gas ejection ports provided at the buffer chamber to eject the source gas to the plurality of substrates
in the process chamber; and

a controller configured to control the rotation mechanism, the reactive gas supply unit, the pair of first discharge electrodes,
the pair of second discharge electrodes and the source gas supply unit so as to perform a cycle a predetermined number of
times in a state where the substrate holder holding the plurality of substrates is rotated, the cycle including supplying
the source gas to the plurality of substrates in the process chamber, and supplying of the active species including supplying
the reactive gas into the first plasma generation chamber and the second plasma generation chamber, exciting the reactive
gas by the plasma to generate the active species of the reactive gas in the first plasma generation chamber and the second
plasma generation chamber, and simultaneously ejecting the active species from the first plasma generation chamber and the
second plasma generation chamber to the plurality of the substrates in the process chamber,

wherein the plurality of first gas ejection ports are installed at least as many as a number of the plurality of substrates,
the plurality of second gas ejection ports are installed at least as many as the number of the plurality of substrates and
the plurality of third ejection ports are installed at least as many as the number of the plurality of substrates, and

wherein the plurality of first gas ejection ports are disposed at heights to face a space between two neighboring substrates
of the plurality of substrates held in the substrate holder, the plurality of second gas ejection ports are disposed at heights
to face the space between two neighboring substrates of the plurality of substrates held in the substrate holder, and the
plurality of third gas ejection ports are disposed at heights to face the space between two neighboring substrates of the
plurality of substrates held in the substrate holder.

US Pat. No. 9,206,348

PROCESS FOR MINERAL OIL PRODUCTION FROM MINERAL OIL DEPOSITS WITH HIGH DEPOSIT TEMPERATURE

WINTERSHALL HOLDING GMBH,...

1. A process for mineral oil production from a deposit with a deposit temperature TL of at least 70° C., wherein the process comprises at least the following process steps:
(1) providing a concentrate (K) of at least one glucan with a ?-1,3-glycosidically bonded main chain, and side groups ?-1,6-glycosidically
bonded thereto and having a weight-average molecular weight Mw of 1.5*106 to 25*106 g/mol, in water with a concentration of more than 3 g/l to 30 g/l,

(2) preparing an aqueous formulation (F) comprising the at least one glucan by diluting the concentrate (K) provided in step
(1) on site with water to a glucan concentration of 0.05 g/l to 3 g/l, with the proviso that the concentration is selected
such that the viscosity ?F measured at 7 s?1 and TL of the aqueous formulation (F) is at least 3 mPa*s, the viscosity ?F being selected in comparison to the viscosity ?oil measured at TL such that ?F??oil, and

(3) injecting the aqueous formulation (F) into the mineral oil formation through at least one injection borehole and withdrawing
crude oil from the deposit through at least one production borehole,

wherein said deposit comprises oil and deposit water with a salinity of 20 000 ppm to 350 000 ppm, and wherein said oil has
a viscosity ?oil measured at TL of at least 3 mPa*s.

US Pat. No. 9,205,776

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM USING KINEMATIC MODEL OF VEHICLE MOTION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system of a vehicle comprising:
a camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view exterior of the vehicle;
wherein said camera comprises a two dimensional array of a plurality of photosensing elements;
wherein said camera is operable to capture frames of image data;
a control, said control comprising an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera;
wherein, responsive to image processing of captured image data, said control is operable to determine objects present in the
field of view of said camera;

wherein, responsive to vehicle data, said control determines a vehicle motion vector during driving of the vehicle by a driver
of the vehicle;

wherein the vehicle data includes at least two of (i) steering information of the vehicle, (ii) speed of the vehicle and (iii)
distance traveled by the vehicle;

wherein said control determines movement of an object relative to the vehicle via image processing of at least two frames
of captured image data during driving of the vehicle by the driver of the vehicle;

wherein said control compares the determined relative movement of the object to the determined vehicle motion vector; and
wherein, responsive to a difference between the determined relative movement of the object and the determined vehicle motion
vector, said control determines a misalignment of said camera.

US Pat. No. 9,209,367

ELECTRICAL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An electrical component comprising:
a closed lead frame with a passage opening;
at least one electrical component arranged within the passage opening, the electrical component comprising a first contact
pad on one side of the electrical component and a second contact pad on a second side of the electrical component, wherein
the second side faces the first side and the second contact pad is electrically coupled to the lead frame; and

an encapsulation which mechanically couples the electrical component to the lead frame, wherein the lead frame comprises a
recess on one side, the recess extending from an edge of the lead frame to the passage opening and connecting at least one
electrical connecting element from the edge of the lead frame to the component arranged in the passage opening.

US Pat. No. 9,208,743

ACTIVE MATRIX DISPLAY DEVICE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:
a display panel;
a display driving circuit including a shift register formed on the display panel,
the shift register including a connection of a plurality of stages,
a first stage thereof including a first transistor and a second transistor,
a second stage thereof including a third transistor and a fourth transistor,
the first transistor including a control electrode, an input electrode and an output electrode;
a first pulse line connected to the input electrode of the first transistor;
the third transistor including a control electrode, an input electrode and an output electrode; and
a second pulse line connected to the input electrode of the third transistor,wherein:
a voltage of the control electrode of the first transistor is boosted by a voltage of the first pulse line changing from a
low level to high level,

the second transistor connects the control electrode of the first transistor and a constant voltage line when the second transistor
is an on state,

a voltage of the control electrode of the third transistor is boosted by a voltage of the second pulse line changing from
a low level to high level,

the fourth transistor connects the control electrode of the third transistor and a constant voltage line when the fourth transistor
is an on state, and

the fourth transistor is switched to an on state by a signal from the first stage.

US Pat. No. 9,208,552

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HYBRID RETICLE INSPECTION

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A inspection apparatus comprising:
a processor;
memory connected to the processor;
computer executable program code configured to execute on the processor,
wherein the computer executable program code is configured to:
produce a reduced database containing portions of a semiconductor design database unsuitable for at least one of a cell-to-cell
inspection or a die-to-die inspection and excluding portions of the semiconductor design database suitable for at least one
of a cell-to-cell inspection or a die-to-die inspection, portions of the semiconductor design database unsuitable for at least
one of a cell-to-cell inspection or a die-to-die inspection comprising portions sufficiently similar to appear identical during
a real-time inspection process but having features that would result in a false defect identification during such real-time
inspection; and

store the reduced database for reference during a wafer inspection process.

US Pat. No. 9,208,546

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD AND IMAGING APPARATUS

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
an extraction section that extracts a first high brightness region from a source image, the first high brightness region having
a brightness at a first threshold value or greater;

a mask generation section that performs blur processing and binarization processing on the first high brightness region and
generates a mask containing the first high brightness region;

a mask application section that, based on the mask, performs at least one of elimination processing or thinning processing
on the first high brightness region;

a bright line generation section that generates a bright line based on a second high brightness region contained in output
of the mask application section; and

a synthesizing section that synthesizes the bright line onto the source image.

US Pat. No. 9,206,860

CLUTCH PLATE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A clutch plate in an annular shape, the clutch plate comprising:
a plurality of lubricating grooves on one end face and the other end face of the clutch plate in an axial direction; and
a plurality of windows provided radially between outer and inner peripheral edges of the end faces, the windows passing through
the clutch plate in the axial direction, wherein

the lubricating grooves are formed with plastic deformation, in a same phase on both the end faces, and extended up to the
outer peripheral edges and inner peripheral edges of both the end faces, and

a plurality of intersection points where the lubricating grooves intersect with each other are positioned only in other areas
than radially outer edges of the windows and radially inner edges of the windows.

US Pat. No. 9,206,792

HYDRAULIC PRESSURE SUPPLY SYSTEM OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A hydraulic pressure supply system of an automatic transmission for a vehicle which generates low hydraulic pressure and
high hydraulic pressure using oil stored in an oil pan, and which supplies the low hydraulic pressure and the high hydraulic
pressure respectively to a low pressure portion and a high pressure portion, the hydraulic pressure supply system comprising:
a low-pressure hydraulic pump receiving the oil stored in the oil pan through a first input line, generating hydraulic pressure,
and discharging the hydraulic pressure to a first low-pressure line;

a first switch valve selectively opening or closing a hydraulic line through which the hydraulic pressure is supplied from
the first low-pressure line;

a low-pressure regulator valve connected to the first switch valve through a second low-pressure line, controlling the hydraulic
pressure supplied through the second low-pressure line to be stable hydraulic pressure, and supplying the stable hydraulic
pressure to the low pressure portion through a third low-pressure line;

a high-pressure hydraulic pump increasing the hydraulic pressure supplied from the low-pressure hydraulic pump through the
first low-pressure line, and discharging the increased hydraulic pressure to a high-pressure line;

a second switch valve disposed between the first low-pressure line and the high-pressure line, and selectively connecting
the first low-pressure line to the high-pressure line;

a high-pressure regulator valve controlling the hydraulic pressure supplied from the high-pressure hydraulic pump through
the high-pressure line and the hydraulic pressure supplied from the low-pressure hydraulic pump through the second switch
valve to be stable high hydraulic pressure, and supplying the stable high hydraulic pressure to the high pressure portion;
and

a second input line connecting the oil pan to the first low-pressure line,
wherein the high-pressure regulator valve is selectively fluidly-connected to the first low-pressure line through the second
switch valve and is directly fluidly-connected to the high-pressure line so as to supply through a second supply line a portion
of the hydraulic pressure supplied from the first low-pressure line or the high-pressure line and to control the hydraulic
pressure to be stable, and

wherein the second supply line is connected to the third low-pressure line.

US Pat. No. 9,210,624

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGE OF PRIMARY CELL DURING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method in a mobile station for transmitting uplink control information, the method comprising:
configuring a first uplink control channel for transmitting uplink control information from the mobile station to a first
primary cell;

configuring one or more uplink shared channels for transmitting uplink data;
receiving a message directing a change of primary cell to a second primary cell, the second primary cell distinct from the
first primary cell;

releasing the first uplink control channel configuration and transmitting uplink control information using the one or more
uplink shared channels after having released the first uplink control channel configuration;

configuring a second uplink control channel for transmitting uplink control information from the mobile station to the second
primary cell; and

transmitting a message indicating successful configuration of the second uplink control channel,
wherein the message indicating the change of primary cell further includes a new mobile station identifier, and
wherein when it is determined that a mobile station identifier used by the mobile station prior to the change is used for
communication between the second primary cell and another mobile station, the second primary cell and the mobile station use
the new mobile station identifier for communication upon change to the second primary cell.

US Pat. No. 9,209,917

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR METERING COMPUTER-BASED MEDIA PRESENTATION

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method performed by a computer that is configured to execute an operating system and a media presentation program, the
method comprising:
identifying, in a table of functions, a function to cause requested text to be displayed on a display associated with the
computer, the function utilized by the media presentation program to display information identifying a media presentation;

modifying the table of functions to cause calls to the function to be re-directed;
forwarding a re-directed call to the function to an application programming interface provided by the operating system to
cause text identified in the re-directed call to be displayed;

comparing the text identified in the re-directed call to a character string corresponding to information of interest to determine
if the text identified in the re-directed call includes a viewing parameter of interest;

passing the viewing parameter of interest to a meter when the text identified in the re-directed call includes the viewing
parameter of interest; and

processing the viewing parameter of interest to determine media presentation information to monitor media presentation program
viewing by;

decoding the viewing parameter of interest;
acquiring data that is associated with the viewing parameter of interest from the operating system; and
creating a log entry based on the decoded viewing parameter of interest and the acquired data.

US Pat. No. 9,206,303

FILM MADE FROM HETEROGENOUS ETHYLENE/ALPHA-OLEFIN INTERPOLYMER

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A multilayer film comprising at least two layers a first layer and a second layer; and
wherein a first layer consists of a first heterogeneously branched ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer and optionally a low density
polyethylene, wherein said first heterogeneously branched ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer comprises an interpolymer fraction
and a high crystalline fraction, and wherein the first heterogeneously branched ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer has a density
in the range of from 0.917 to 0.922 g/cm3, and a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn in the range from 3.5 to 5, and an average Mv and a valley temperature between the interpolymer fraction and the high crystalline
fraction, Thc, such that the average Mv for the fraction above the Thc from ATREF divided by the average Mv of the whole polymer from ATREF (Mhc/Mhp) is less than 1.7, and wherein the first heterogeneously branched ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer has a CDBI of less than
60%, and wherein the ATREF profile has one valley between the interpolymer fraction and the high crystalline fraction; and

wherein at least one other second layer consists of a second heterogeneously branched ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer selected
from LLDPE or HDPE, wherein the second interpolymer has a density from 0.925 to 0.965 g/cm3; and

wherein the first heterogeneously branched ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer is prepared in at least one reactor at a reactor
temperature from about 160° C. to about 180° C., and at a Al/Ti molar ratio from 1.5 to about 2.5:1

wherein the film has thickness of about 120 microns and a Dart (B) measured using ASTM D1709 of at least 250 grams, a percent
haze measured according to ASTM D1003 of less than 16 percent, and a 2 percent secant modulus calculated by (MD+CD)/2 measured
in accordance with ASTM D882 of at least 240 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,210,768

ILLUMINATION TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a first luminaire including a first light source configured to emit white light from a front facing surface of the lighting
system wherein the resultant white light simulates at least one of an intensity, color and/or color temperature of sunlight;

a second luminaire including a second light source configured to emit colored light from a rear facing surface of the lighting
system and producing a wash of emitted colored light on a surface to which the lighting system is mounted and wherein the
resultant mixed colored light simulates at least one of an intensity, color, and/or temperature of the sky; and

lighting controller circuitry operatively coupled with the first light source and the second light source wherein the light
emitted by the first luminaire and by the second luminaire is tuned to adjust at least one of an intensity, color and/or color
temperature to simulate changes in the sunlight and the sky over a period of daytime.

US Pat. No. 9,210,569

FEMTO PERSONAL PROXY APPLICATION CLIENT

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method performed by an access point, the method comprising:
detecting, in a femtozone associated with the access point, a presence of a device that has a device identifier;
matching the device identifier with an identifier associated with one or more applications;
determining that the identifier associated with a first application of the one or more applications is associated with an
address, the address denoting a storage location where the first application is stored;

in response to matching the device identifier with the identifier associated with the first application, sending a message
to the storage location to download the first application to the device via the access point;

loading the first application on the device; and
in response to loading the first application, activating the first application associated with the device identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,207,901

TASK EXECUTING METHOD AND TASK SETTING METHOD ADAPTED FOR SCREEN SAVER AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A task executing method adapted for a screen saver comprising steps of:
opening a screen saver setting window;
displaying a task setting region in the screen saver setting window, wherein the task setting region comprises N first tasks
comprising a self-defined task, the N first tasks are tasks not involving any screen saver image, and N is a positive integer;

if P of the N first tasks are selected, automatically executing the P first tasks while a screen saver image starts, wherein
P is a positive integer smaller than or equal to N;

when the self-defined task is selected, displaying a first task selecting window, wherein the first task selecting window
comprises a plurality of applications;

after selecting the P first tasks, displaying a first task sorting window;
sorting the P first tasks in the first task sorting window; and
automatically executing the P first tasks after sorting while the screen saver image starts.

US Pat. No. 9,207,708

ABNORMAL CLOCK RATE DETECTION IN IMAGING SENSOR ARRAYS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A device comprising:
a counter adapted to receive a clock signal and adjust a count value in response to the clock signal;
a ramp generator adapted to generate a ramp signal having a slope independent of the clock signal;
a comparator adapted to receive a reference signal and the ramp signal, and select the current count value in response to
the reference signal and the ramp signal; and

a processor adapted to determine, based on the selected count value, if a frequency of the clock signal is within a specified
range.

US Pat. No. 9,210,208

MONITORING STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method to monitor streaming media, the method comprising:
extracting, using a processor, metering data having a first format from media to be provided to a media presentation device
via a transport stream, the extracted metering data identifying at least one of the media or a source of the media, the extracted
metering data not being decodable by a meter associated with the media presentation device;

transcoding the extracted metering data, using the processor, to form transcoded metering data having a second format decodable
by the meter associated with the media presentation device; and

encoding the transcoded metering data, using the processor, into an external metadata channel including a file to be sent
to the media presentation device separately from and prior to communication of the transport stream to the media presentation
device to provide the transcoded metering data to the media presentation device, the external metadata channel being associated
with the transport stream.

US Pat. No. 9,209,319

SENSOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SENSOR DEVICE

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a sensor device comprising:
forming an isolating part between a plurality of metal electrodes of the sensor, the sensor having a fixed part, a movable
part positioned inside the fixed part, a flexible part connecting the fixed part and the moveable part, and the plurality
of metal electrodes;

arranging the sensor on a substrate;
electrically connecting the plurality of metal electrodes of the sensor and a plurality of terminals of the substrate with
bonding wires; and

covering portions of the plurality of metal electrodes of the sensor connected to the bonding wires with a resin so that a
part of the bonding wires between the plurality of metal electrodes and the plurality of terminals is exposed,

wherein the portions where the plurality of metal electrodes of the sensor and the bonding wires are connected are individually
covered with the resin,

the isolating part isolates the resin for each of the plurality of metal electrodes of the sensor, and
the resin is an epoxy resin material having a flexural modulus of elasticity equal to or smaller than 5 GPa.

US Pat. No. 9,208,534

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMBEDDING DATA

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method for embedding a watermark in a sequence of video frames, the method, executed at an embedding device, comprising:
defining, for each one of the video frames, a set of N rectangular patches;
defining two palettes of pixel values in a selected color space, such that the two palettes are denoted as P0 and P1, and
P0?P1; and

in each one of the N patches:
choosing one of P0 and P1 according to a value of a payload bit to be encoded;
calculating one of: a variance of pixel values in the frame;
and edginess for the pixel values in the frame, thereby determining a calculated value; and
determining if the calculated value is beneath a given threshold value;
if the calculated value is beneath the threshold value:
calculating a function of the pixel values;
choosing a closest value to a result of calculating the function in the chosen palette; and
replacing the pixel values within the patch with the closest value.