US Pat. No. 9,211,470

PITCH-PROPELLED VEHICLE

Equalia LLC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A vehicle for carrying a user comprising:
a board for supporting the user;
a ground-contacting member coupled with the board;
a motorized drive assembly coupled with the ground-contacting member; and
one or more sensors coupled with the drive assembly, wherein the drive assembly adjusts the velocity of the ground-contacting
member based on one or more distances of the board from a surface below the board as detected by the sensors by using the
distances to calculate a pitch of the board with respect to the surface and applying a force to the ground-contacting member
in order to achieve a predefined velocity of the ground-contacting member that corresponds to the pitch.

US Pat. No. 9,212,424

FLAME-ASSISTED FLASH SINTERING

nGimat Co., Lexington, K...

1. A method of manufacturing a coating, the method comprising:
a. providing a substrate having an exposed first surface,
b. providing a powder having a plurality of particles,
c. disposing said powder to said first surface of said substrate to form a particle layer,
d. creating a flame near or on a first electrode so that a high voltage current can pass from the flame, through the powder
layer and substrate to a second electrode connected to said substrate,

e. electrically energizing said electrodes causing a current flow through said flame and particle layer, and
f. consolidating or sintering said particles to some degree on said substrate in said current flow area.

US Pat. No. 9,212,770

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING FLANGE PORTIONS TO DUCTS

RAM Developing, LLC, Nor...

1. A flange for an end portion of a duct member having a thickness, comprising:
an inner wall member;
an outer wall member, which wall members are configured to receive the duct member end portion therebetween;
an intermediate member that connects the inner and outer wall members, which intermediate member includes an inner flange
panel connected to an outer flange panel, and a rib formed in the inner flange panel disposed proximate the inner wall member,
which rib is separated from the inner wall member by a distance substantially equal to the thickness of the duct member end
portion; and

a plurality of pre-fabricated first apertures disposed in the inner wall member, and a plurality of pre-fabricated second
apertures disposed in the outer wall member, wherein the pre-fabricated first apertures are substantially aligned with the
pre-fabricated second apertures and the first and second apertures are sized to receive self-tapping screw fasteners there
through to fasten the wall members to the end portion of the duct member.

US Pat. No. 9,212,281

BLENDS OF POLYARYLENE ETHERS AND POLYARYLENE SULFIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A thermoplastic molding material comprising the following components:
(A) 15 to 80% by weight of at least one polyarylene ether,
(B) 5 to 70% by weight of at least one polyarylene sulfide,
(C) 0 to 15% by weight of at least one functionalized polyarylene ether comprising carboxyl groups,
(D) 15 to 70% by weight of at least one fibrous or particulate filler and
(E) 0 to 40% by weight of further additives and/or processing assistants,
the ratio of the apparent viscosity of the component (A) to that of the component (B) is from 2.5 to 3.7, wherein the apparent
viscosity is determined at 350° C. and a shear rate of 1150 s?1 using a capillary viscometer with a circular capillary having a length of 30 mm, a radius of 0.5 mm, and a nozzle inflow angle
of 180°, a diameter of the melt reservoir vessel of 12 mm and with a preheating time of 5 minutes, and the sum of the % by
weight of the components (A) to (E) does not exceed 100% by weight,

wherein the apparent viscosity of the component (A) is from 100 to 500 Pa·s at 350° C. and a shear rate of 1150 s?1, and wherein the apparent viscosity of the component (B) is from 25 to 200 Pa·s at 350° C. and a shear rate of 1150 s?1.

US Pat. No. 9,212,059

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF AN SMR PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SYNGAS WHILE REDUCING THE CO2 IN A GASEOUS STREAM

Gyco, Inc., Cedar Rapids...

1. A process for increasing the amount of syngas production in a SMR (Steam Methane Reforming) process by converting carbon
dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide, the process comprising:
providing an SMR reaction chamber having inputs and an output;
maintaining said SMR reaction chamber at a temperature of between 700° C. and 1000° C.;
providing methane (CH4) to said reaction chamber as a feed-stock;

providing H2O to said reaction chamber as a feed-stock;

providing a gaseous stream comprising carbon dioxide (CO2) from a source external to an input of said reaction chamber as a feed-stock;

reacting materials in said reaction chamber, the reacting materials consisting essentially of said methane (CH4), said H2O and said carbon dioxide (CO2) to form syngas comprising carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), said syngas being formed by combing said methane (CH4) with said H2O, and by combining said methane (CH4) with said carbon dioxide (CO2), and wherein the amount of any carbon dioxide (CO2) that does not combine with said methane (CH4) being less than the amount of carbon dioxide CO2 provided in said gaseous stream to said reactor; and

discharging said formed syngas at said output.

US Pat. No. 9,214,003

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONVERSION OF GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF AUTOMATION ENVIRONMENTS

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. An industrial automation system comprising:
a human-machine interface configured to create first graphics data in a first format comprising a first graphical representation
of a first portion of an automation environment;

a server configured to:
receive the first graphics;
process the first graphics data to convert the first graphics data to second graphics data in a second format;
receive performance data associated with the operation of the first portion of the automation environment;
determine whether a client device is capable of incorporating the performance data into the second graphics data; and
incorporate the performance data into the second graphics data and transfer the incorporated performance data and the second
graphics data to the client device only if the client device is determined not to be capable of incorporating the performance
data into the second graphics data.

US Pat. No. 9,212,489

SKYLIGHT GUARD

Safety Rail Company, LLC,...

1. A skylight assembly, comprising:
a skylight having a substantially rectangular frame; and
a skylight guard assembly operatively coupled with said rectangular frame of said skylight, said skylight guard assembly including:
a pair of rails disposed on opposing sides of said rectangular frame of said skylight, each rail of said pair of rails including
a first end and a second end, each of said first end and said second end defining a respective opening;

a guard structure operatively coupled with said pair of rails and extending over said skylight;
a plurality of corner blocks, each corner block of said plurality of corner blocks disposed in a corresponding one of said
respective openings of said first end and said second of said pair of rails; and

a pair of tension members, each tension member of said pair of tension members extending substantially between and orthogonal
to said pair of rails and being operatively coupled to a respective pair of said plurality of corner blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,212,235

PROCESS OF PREPARATION OF CATALYTIC SUPPORT AND SUPPORTED BIMETALIC CATALYSTS FOR PRODUCTION OF HOMOPOLYMERS AND COPOLYMERS OF ETHYLENE WITH ALPHA-OLEFINS OF HIGH AND ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT AND WITH BROAD MOLECULAR WEIGHT DIS

Braskem America, Inc., P...

1. Process of producing a supported bimetallic catalyst, involving the reaction among (1) catalytic support comprising a silica,
an aluminum alkyl compound selected from the group consisting of triethylaluminum (TEAL) and tri-isobutylaluminum (TIBA),
magnesium chloride (MgCl2) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) and (2) the reaction product between a first transition metal complex of the groups 4 or 5 of
the Periodic Table containing ligands chosen from at least one of monocyclopentadienyl, monoindenyl or monofluorenyl group,
substituted or not, derived from [L]-MQ3, where M is a transition metal of the groups 4 or 5, Q, which can be equal or different, is a chloride radical, aryl radical,
alkyl radical containing between 1 and 5 carbon atoms or alkoxy radical containing between 1 and 5 carbon atoms and L, is
a bulky ligand of the cyclopentadienyl, indenyl or fluorenyl group, substituted or not by hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl,
alkenyl, alkylaryl, arylalkyl or arylalkenyl, linked to the transition metal by ? bond, and a second transition metal compound
of the groups 4 or 5 of the Periodic Table containing ligands chosen from at least one of halocarbon, alkyl or alkoxy groups
or monocyclopentadienyl, monoindenyl or monofluorenyl group, substituted or not, derived from [L?]-MQ3, where M is a transition metal of the groups 4 or 5, Q, which can be equal or different, is a chloride radical, aryl radical,
alkyl radical containing between 1 and 5 carbon atoms or alkoxy radical containing between 1 and 5 carbon atoms and L? is
a bulky ligand of the cyclopentadienyl, indenyl or fluorenyl group, substituted or not by hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl,
alkenyl, alkylaryl, arylalkyl or arylalkenyl, linked to the transition metal by ? bond, in an inert organic solvent, an aluminum
alkyl compound selected from the group consisting of triethylaluminum (TEAL) and tri-isobutylaluminum (TIBA) and (3) an activator
selected from the group consisting of triethylaluminum (TEAL) and tri-isobutylaluminum (TIBA), wherein the catalyst is optionally
put in contact with tetrachloride (SiCl4);
wherein the compounds which represent [L]-MQ3 are selected from the group consisting of CpTiCl3, CpZrCl3, CpHfCl3, CpVCl3, CpTi(Me)3, CpZr(Me)3, CpHf(Me)3, CpTi(OMe)3, CpZr(OMe)3, CpHf(OMe)3, CpTi(OEt)3, CpZr(OEt)3, CpHf(OEt)3, IndTiCl3, IndZrCl3, IndHfCl3, IndVCl3, IndTi(Me)3, IndZr(Me)3, IndHf(Me)3, IndTi(Me)3, IndZr(OMe)3, IndHf(OMe)3, IndTi(OEt)3, IndZr(OEt)3, IndHf(OEt)3, FluTiCl3, FluZrCl3, FluHfCl3, FluVCl3, FluTi(Me)3, FluZr(Me)3, FluHf(Me)3, FluTi(OMe)3, FluZr(OMe)3, FluHf(OMe)3, FluTi(OEt)3, FluZr(OEt)3, FluHf(OEt)3, (MeCp)TiCl3, (MeCp)ZrCl3, (MeCp)HfCl3, (MeCp)VCl3, (MeCp)Ti(Me)3, (MeCp)Zr(Me)3, (MeCp)Hf(Me)3, (MeCp)Ti(OMe)3, (MeCp)Zr(OMe)3, (MeCp)Hf(OMe)3, (MeCp)Ti(OEt)3, (MeCp)Zr(OEt)3, (MeCp)Hf(OEt)3, (nBuCp)TiCl3, (nBuCp)ZrCl3, (nBuCp)HfCl3, (nBuCp)VCl3, (nBuCp)Ti(Me)3, (nBuCp)Zr(Me)3, (nBuCp)Hf(Me)3, (nBuCp)Ti(OCH3)3, (nBuCp)Zr(OCH3)3, (nBuCp)Hf(OCH3)3, (nBuCp)Ti(OEt)3, (nBuCp)Zr(OEt)3, (nBuCp)Hf(OEt)3, (Me5Cp)TiCl3, (Me5Cp)ZrCl3, (Me5Cp)HfCl3, (Me5Cp)VCl3, (Me5Cp)Ti(Me)3, (Me5Cp)Zr(Me)3, (Me5Cp)Hf(Me)3, (Me5Cp)Ti(OMe)3, (Me5Cp)Zr(OMe)3, (Me5Cp)Hf(OMe)3, (Me5Cp)Ti(OEt)3, (Me5Cp)Zr(OEt)3, (Me5Cp)Hf(OEt)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)TiCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)ZrCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)HfCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)VCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Ti(Me)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Zr(Me)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Hf(Me)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Ti(OMe)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Zr(OMe)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Hf(OMe)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Ti(OEt)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Zr(OEt)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Hf(OCH2CH3)3, (2-MeInd)TiCl3, (2-MeInd)ZrCl3, (2-MeInd)HfCl3, (2-MeInd)VCl3, (2-MeInd)Ti(Me)3, (2-MeInd)Zr(Me)3, (2-MeInd)Hf(Me)3, (2-MeInd)Ti(OMe)3, (2-MeInd)Zr(OMe)3, (2-MeInd)Hf(OMe)3, (2-MeInd)Ti(OEt)3, (2-MeInd)Zr(OEt)3, (2-MeInd)Hf(OEt)3, (2-aryllnd)TiCl3, (2-aryllnd)ZrCl3, (2-aryllnd)HfCl3, (2-aryllnd)VCl3, (2-aryllnd)Ti(Me)3, (2-aryllnd)Zr(Me)3, (2-aryllnd)Hf(Me)3, (2-aryllnd)Ti(OMe)3, (2-aryllnd)Zr(OMe)3, (2-aryllnd)Hf(OMe)3, (2-aryllnd)Ti(OEt)3, (2-aryllnd)Zr(OEt)3, (2-aryllnd)Hf(OEt)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)TiCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)ZrCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)HfCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)VCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Ti(Me)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Zr(Me)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Hf(Me)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Ti(OMe)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Zr(OMe)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Hf(OMe)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Ti(OEt)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Zr(OEt)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Hf(OEt)3, (9-MeFlu)TiCl3, (9-MeFlu)ZrCl3, (9-MeFlu)HfCl3, (9-MeFlu)VCl3, (9-MeFlu)Ti(Me)3, (9-MeFlu)Zr(Me)3, (9-MeFlu)Hf(Me)3, (9-MeFlu)Ti(OMe)3, (9-MeFlu)Zr(OMe)3, (9-MeFlu)Hf(OMe)3, (9-MeFlu)Ti(OEt)3, (9-MeFlu)Zr(OEt)3 and (9-MeFlu)Hf(OEt)3;

and wherein the compounds which represent [L?]-MQ3 are selected from the group consisting of Ti(OnBu)4, Ti(OiPr)4, Ti(OMe)4, Ti(OBu)2Cl2, Ti(OiPr)2Cl2, Ti(OMe)2Cl2, Zr(OnBu)4, Zr(OiPr)4, Zr(OMe)4, Zr(OnBu)2Cl2, Zr(OiPr)2Cl2, Zr(OMe)2Cl2, CpTiCl3, CpZrCl3, CpHfCl3, CpVCl3, CpTi(Me)3, CpZr(Me)3, CpHf(Me)3, CpTi(OMe)3, CpZr(OMe)3, CpHf(OMe)3, CpTi(OEt)3, CpZr(OEt)3, CpHf(OEt)3, IndTiCl3, IndZrCl3, IndHfCl3, IndVCl3, IndTi(Me)3, IndZr(Me)3, IndHf(Me)3, IndTi(Me)3, IndZr(OMe)3, IndHf(OMe)3, IndTi(OEt)3, IndZr(OEt)3, IndHf(OEt)3, FluTiCl3, FluZrCl3, FluHfCl3, FluVCl3, FluTi(Me)3, FluZr(Me)3, FluHf(Me)3, FluTi(OMe)3, FluZr(OMe)3, FluHf(OMe)3, FluTi(OEt)3, FluZr(OEt)3, FluHf(OEt)3, (MeCp)TiCl3, (MeCp)ZrCl3, (MeCp)HfCl3, (MeCp)VCl3, (MeCp)Ti(Me)3, (MeCp)Zr(Me)3, (MeCp)Hf(Me)3, (MeCp)Ti(OMe)3, (MeCp)Zr(OMe)3, (MeCp)Hf(OMe)3, (MeCp)Ti(OEt)3, (MeCp)Zr(OEt)3, (MeCp)Hf(OEt)3, (nBuCp)TiCl3, (nBuCp)ZrCl3, (nBuCp)HfCl3, (nBuCp)VCl3, (nBuCp)Ti(Me)3, (nBuCp)Zr(Me)3, (nBuCp)Hf(Me)3, (nBuCp)Ti(OCH3)3, (nBuCp)Zr(OCH3)3, (nBuCp)Hf(OCH3)3, (nBuCp)Ti(OEt)3, (riBuCp)Zr(OEt)3, (nBuCp)Hf(OEt)3, (Me5Cp)TiCl3, (Me5Cp)ZrCl3, (Me5Cp)HfCl3, (Me5Cp)VCl3, (Me5Cp)Ti(Me)3, (Me5Cp)Zr(Me)3, (Me5Cp)Hf(Me)3, (Me5Sp)Ti(OMe)3, (Me5Cp)Zr(OMe)3, (Me5Cp)Hf(OMe)3, (Me5Cp)Ti(OEt)3, (Me5Cp)Zr(OEt)3, (Me5Cp)Hf(OEt)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)TiCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)ZrCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)HfCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)VCl3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Ti(Me)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Zr(Me)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Hf(Me)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Ti(OMe)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Zr(OMe)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Hf(OMe)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Ti(OEt)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Zr(OEt)3, (4,7-Me2Ind)Hf(OCH2CH3)3, (2-MeInd)TiCl3, (2-MeInd)ZrCl3, (2-MeInd)HfCl3, (2-MeInd)VCl3, (2-MeInd)Ti(Me)3, (2-MeInd)Zr(Me)3, (2-MeInd)Hf(Me)3, (2-MeInd)Ti(OMe)3, (2-MeInd)Zr(OMe)3, (2-MeInd)Hf(OMe)3, (2-MeInd)Ti(OEt)3, (2-MeInd)Zr(OEt)3, (2-MeInd)Hf(OEt)3, (2-aryllnd)TiCl3, (2-aryllnd)ZrCl3, (2-aryllnd)HfCl3, (2-aryllnd)VCl3, (2-aryllnd)Ti(Me)3, (2-aryllnd)Zr(Me)3, (2-aryllnd)Hf(Me)3, (2-aryllnd)Ti(OMe)3, (2-aryllnd)Zr(OMe)3, (2-aryllnd)Hf(OMe)3, (2-aryllnd)Ti(OEt)3, (2-aryllnd)Zr(OEt)3, (2-aryllnd)Hf(OEt)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)TiCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)ZrCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)HfCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)VCl3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Ti(Me)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Zr(Me)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Hf(Me)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Ti(OMe)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Zr(OMe)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Hf(OMe)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Ti(OEt)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Zr(OEt)3, (4,5,6,7-H4Ind)Hf(OEt)3, (9-MeFlu)TiCl3, (9-MeFlu)ZrCl3, (9-MeFlu)HfCl3, (9-MeFlu)VCl3, (9-MeFlu)Ti(Me)3, (9-MeFlu)Zr(Me)3, (9-MeFlu)Hf(Me)3, (9-MeFlu)Ti(OMe)3, (9-MeFlu)Zr(OMe)3, (9-MeFlu)Hf(OMe)3, (9-MeFlu)Ti(OEt)3, (9-MeFlu)Zr(OEt)3 and (9-MeFlu)Hf(OEt)3.

US Pat. No. 9,211,283

NANOPARTICLE CARRIER SYSTEMS BASED ON HUMAN SERUM ALBUMIN FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

Biolitec Pharma Marketing...

1. A nanoparticle pharmaceutical formulation for clinical use in photodynamic therapy comprising:
human serum albumin based nanoparticles in a range of less than 500 nm in diameter;
a therapeutically effective amount of a tetrapyrrole-based hydrophobic photosensitiror,
a stabilizing agent;
wherein said photosensitizes is a chlorin or bacteriochlorin derivative according to formula A

wherein:
R1 is: H or OH

R2 to R5 are substituents either in the meta- or para position of the phenyl ring with R2 to R5 independently of one another chosen from a group of substituents consisting of: —OH, —COOH, —NH2, —COOX, —NHX, OX, —NH—Y—COOH, or —CO—Y—NH2,
wherein:
X is a polyethyleneglycol-residue with (CH2CH2O)nCH3 with n=1-30 or a carbohydrate moiety

Y is a peptides or oligopeptides wherein n=1-30,
Ring D is having the structure:

wherein said stabilizing agent is selected from the group of typical stabilizers including glutaraldehyde, formaldehyde, and
combinations of them; wherein said formulation is administered by parenteral means comprising intravenous injection; and wherein
said drug loaded nanonarticles can be freeze dried in the presence of cryoprotective agents and reconstituted prior to injection.

US Pat. No. 9,210,977

DEVICE FOR RETAINING A PORTABLE ELECTRIC COMPONENT

THUMPS-UP, INC., Springf...

16. A device capable of retaining a component, the device comprising:
a frame comprising a front surface and a rear surface, wherein the rear surface of the frame comprises a recessed handle receiving
well having a depth capable of housing at least a portion of the handle in its retracted position; and

a handle coupled to the rear surface of the frame,
wherein the handle further comprises an extension having a slot for receiving the flexible tab of the handle retainer,
wherein the handle is movable between a retracted position and a plurality of extended positions with respect to the rear
surface of the frame along an axis of rotation that is horizontally offset from a vertical centerline of the frame,

wherein the rear surface of the frame comprises a recessed handle receiving well having a depth capable of housing at least
a portion of the handle in its retracted position,

wherein the frame further comprises a circular opening having a ledge and wherein the ledge comprises two or more notches
defining a plurality of rotational positions in which the handle may be rotationally retained; and

wherein the ledge is recessed from both the front and rear surface of the frame; and
wherein the handle has a depth dimension approximately equal to the handle receiving well of the rear surface of the frame
such that the handle in its retracted position is generally flush with the rear surface of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,212,838

COOLING DEVICE FOR VEHICLES AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AND/OR REGULATING A COOLING DEVICE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for controlling a cooling device for vehicles, wherein said cooling device includes a refrigerant compressor,
a condenser arranged downstream of the refrigerant compressor in a flow direction of the refrigerant, a first evaporator arranged
downstream of the condenser for cooling the air to be supplied to a passenger compartment, a second evaporator arranged parallel
to the first evaporator for cooling an electric accumulator, and a control unit configured to control the refrigerant compressor
as a function of at least one of a cooling demand for the passenger compartment and a cooling demand for the electric accumulator
on the basis of the higher cooling demand, comprising the acts of:
determining which of a cooling demand of the electric accumulator and a cooling demand of the passenger compartment is greater;
if the cooling demand of the electric accumulator is not greater than the cooling demand of the passenger compartment, controlling
a closed loop control of the refrigerant compressor with the control unit based on the cooling demand of the passenger compartment;

if the cooling demand of the electric accumulator is greater than the cooling demand of the passenger compartment, determining
whether the cooling demand of the passenger compartment is zero;

if the cooling demand of the passenger compartment is zero, controlling the refrigerant compressor with the control unit to
a predefined refrigerant compressor rotational speed; and

if the cooling demand of the passenger compartment is not zero, controlling a the refrigerant compressor with the control
unit to the predefined rotational speed.

US Pat. No. 9,212,184

6-THIO-SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[1,2-A]PYRAZINES AS MPS-1 INHIBITORS

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

6. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formula (I), or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, an N-oxide, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a mixture of same, according to claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent or carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,214,048

SYSTEM FOR FEEDING BANKNOTES TO A BANKNOTE TRANSPORTING UNIT WITH THE AID OF A DOCKING STATION

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A system for removing banknotes from at least one banknote transporting unit and/or for feeding banknotes to the banknote
transporting unit, comprising:
said system having a docking station, which comprises a receiving region, not secured by a safe, for receiving the banknote
transporting unit, and

having a control unit for controlling the docking station,
wherein the docking station comprises a first transmitting and/or receiving unit for transmitting and/or receiving data,
the first transmitting and/or receiving unit is connected to the control unit via a data transfer element for transferring
received data and/or data to be transmitted,

the banknote transporting unit comprises a storage element for storing data and a second transmitting and/or receiving unit
for transmitting and/or receiving data,

in a first operating state, the banknote transporting unit is received in the receiving region of the docking station and
a data transfer connection exists between the first transmitting and/or receiving unit and the second transmitting and/or
receiving unit, via which data can be transferred between the banknote transporting unit and the control unit,

and wherein, in a second operating state, the banknote transporting unit is arranged outside the receiving region of the docking
station and no data transfer connection exists between the first transmitting and/or receiving unit and the second transmitting
and/or receiving unit;

wherein the banknote transporting unit comprises a first opening, via which banknotes can be fed to and/or removed from the
banknote transporting unit when the banknote transporting unit is inserted in a cash dispenser, an automated safe and/or an
automated point of sale, and in that the banknote transporting unit comprises a second opening, which can be closed by a lid,
for manually removing and/or manually feeding banknotes; and

wherein at least one sensor is provided for detecting opening of the lid, in that manipulation data are stored in the storage
element when the lid is opened in the second operating state, and in that, in the first operating state, the control unit
transfers release data via the data transfer connection so that the lid can be opened for manual filling of the banknote transporting
unit and/or for manual emptying of banknotes, without manipulation data being stored in the storage element.

US Pat. No. 9,214,785

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER LIGHT SOURCE HAVING AN EDGE-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR BODY

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. Semiconductor laser light source comprising an edge-emitting semiconductor body which contains a semiconductor layer stack
having an n-type layer, an active layer and a p-type layer which is formed for generating electromagnetic radiation which
comprises a coherent portion, wherein the semiconductor laser light source is formed for decoupling the coherent portion of
the electromagnetic radiation from a decoupling surface of the semiconductor body which is inclined with respect to the active
layer, the semiconductor body comprises a further external surface which is inclined with respect to the decoupling surface,
and the semiconductor body comprises at least one light-diffusing sub-region which is provided in order to direct a portion
of the electromagnetic radiation generated by the semiconductor layer stack in the direction towards the further external
surface; wherein the light-diffusing sub-region is formed in a u-shaped manner as seen in a plan view of the decoupling surface
such that it encloses a section of the active layer.

US Pat. No. 9,212,601

DEVICE AND VEHICLE OR PRODUCTION MACHINE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

14. A device for a vehicle or a production machine, comprising:
a first hydraulic pump, which hydraulically drives a load, and which is mechanically driven by an internal combustion engine;
a second hydraulic pump, which is hydraulically coupled to the first hydraulic pump;
an apparatus, which drives the second hydraulic pump, while utilizing the energy in the exhaust-gas stream of the internal
combustion engine;

wherein the load: (i) is connected on an output side directly to a tank and (ii) is an auxiliary load and has a hydraulic
motor for the mechanical driving of a battery of at least one of a generator, a cooling pump, an air pressure compressor and
an air conditioning compressor.

US Pat. No. 9,215,760

TRANSPARENT PANE WITH ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane, comprising:
at least one transparent substrate, and
at least one electrically conductive coating on at least one surface of the transparent substrate,
wherein
the electrically conductive coating has at least two functional layers arranged one above another, and each functional layer
comprises at least

one anti-reflection layer,
above the anti-reflection layer, a first matching layer, and
above the first matching layer, an electrically conductive layer, and
at least one anti-reflection layer arranged between two electrically conductive layers comprises at least
one layer of a dielectric material with a refractive index less than 2.1, and
one layer of an optically highly refractive material with a refractive index greater than or equal to 2.1,
wherein a thickness of the layer of an optically highly refractive material is from 10% to 99% of the thickness of the anti-reflection
layer that includes the layer of an optically highly refractive material.

US Pat. No. 9,212,252

RADIATION-CURABLE, WATER-DISPERSIBLE POLYURETHANES AND POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A mixture comprising a radiation-curable water-dispersible polyurethane (A), synthesized from
(a1) at least one polyisocyanate having at least one moiety selected from the group consisting of an isocyanuate, a biuret,
and an allophanate based on 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate and/or isophorone diisocyanate,

(a2) at least one compound having one isocyanate-reactive group, and having at least one free-radically polymerizable C?C
double bond selected from the group consisting of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, 2-hydroxypropyl acrylate,
2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate, pentaerythrityl triacrylate, and dipentaerythrityl pentaacrylate,

(a3) optionally at least one compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups selected from a hydroxyl, a mercapto,
a primary amino, and a secondary amino group, and having a number-average molar weight Mn of not more than 500 g/mol,

(a4) optionally at least one compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups selected from a hydroxyl, a mercapto,
a primary amino, and a secondary amino group, and having a number-average molar weight Mn of more than 500 g/mol,

(a5) at least one compound having at least one isocyanate-reactive group and at least one dispersive group,
(a6) optionally at least one compound other than (a2) and (a5) that has a single isocyanate-reactive group, and
(a7) optionally at least one polyisocyanate other than (a1),
wherein an amount of isocyanate-reactive groups in (a4) is 0 to 10 mol %, based on a sum of the isocyanate groups in (a1)
and (a7), and

wherein the polyurethane (A) has at least 3 mol/kg of free-radically polymerizable C?C double bonds,
the mixture further comprising a radiation-curable water-dispersible polyurethane (B), different from (A) and synthesized
from

(b1) at least one di- or polyisocyanate selected from the group consisting of an isocyanuate, a biuret, and an allophanate,
(b2) at least one compound having one isocyanate-reactive, and having at least one free-radically polymerizable C?C double
bond selected from the group consisting of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, 2-hydroxypropyl acrylate,
2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate, pentaerythrityl triacrylate, and dipentaerythrityl pentaacrylate,

(b3) optionally at least one compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups selected from a hydroxyl, a mercapto,
a primary amino, and a secondary amino group, and having a number-average molar weight Mn of not more than 500 g/mol,

(b4) obligatorily at least one compound having at least two isocyanate-reactive groups selected from a hydroxyl, a mercapto,
a primary amino, and a secondary amino group, and having a number-average molar weight Mn of more than 500 g/mol,

(b5) at least one compound having at least one isocyanate-reactive group and at least one dispersive group,
(b6) optionally at least one compound other than (b2) and (b5) that a single isocyanate-reactive group, and
(b7) optionally at least one polyisocyanate other than (b1),
wherein the at least one compound (b4) comprises a polyesterdiol having an amount of isocyanate-reactive groups of more than
10 mol %, based on a sum of the isocyanate groups in (b1) and (b7),

wherein a mass ratio (A):(B) is 5:95 to 95:5,
wherein the polyurethane (A) has a glass transition temperature of more than 20° C. and the polyurethane (B) has a glass transition
temperature of not more than 10° C.

US Pat. No. 9,213,313

SYNTHETIC OPTICAL HOLOGRAPHY

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method for imaging at least one of a phase and an amplitude characterizing a scattered field emanating from a sample,
the method comprising:
a. sequentially scanning a parameter characterizing the sample to a plurality of successive loci of a hologram dimension;
b. illuminating the sample with a focusing illuminating beam;
c. imposing a specified phase function on a reference beam relative to the illuminating beam;
d. superimposing with the reference beam a field associated with the scattered field;
e. detecting the superimposed reference beam and field associated with the scattered field for each locus to produce a detected
signal;

f. recording the detected signal as a function of locus in order to obtain a hologram; and
g. processing the hologram to generate an image of at least one of phase and amplitude associated with the scattered field.

US Pat. No. 9,215,664

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONTROL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A power control method, comprising:
obtaining a current main carrier power of a main carrier and a current supplementary carrier power of a supplementary carrier;
selecting a reference carrier from the main carrier and the supplementary carrier;
calculating a difference between the main carrier power and the supplementary carrier power to obtain a first difference;
determining a quantized value corresponding to the first difference by querying a preset configuration parameter table according
to the first difference, wherein the configuration parameter table comprises a mapping relationship between the first difference
and a second difference, the second difference is a difference between a preset total power of the main carrier and the supplementary
carrier and a greater carrier power in the main carrier power and the supplementary carrier power, and the quantized value
is a fixed value obtained by quantization of the second difference corresponding to the first difference; and

determining, according to the power of the reference carrier and the quantized value, a total transmit power for transmitting
the main carrier and the supplementary carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,215,649

TECHNIQUES FOR ASSISTED NETWORK ACQUISITION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a wireless transceiver;
a processor circuit communicatively coupled to the wireless transceiver; and
a memory unit communicatively coupled to the processor circuit, the memory unit to store a network locator application operative
on the processor circuit to locate a network for a remote device, the network locator application comprising:

a network detector component operative to receive network information for multiple wireless networks via the wireless transceiver;
a network selector component operative to select a target network for the remote device from the multiple wireless networks
based on the network information, receive one or more candidate network identifiers from the network detector component, compare
the candidate network identifiers with a list of remote network identifiers representing wireless networks accessible by the
remote device, detect a match between a candidate network identifier and a remote network identifier, and select a target
network identifier for the target network corresponding to the matched network identifiers; and

a network notifier component operative to send network configuration information for the target network to the remote device.

US Pat. No. 9,214,360

METHODS OF PATTERNING FEATURES HAVING DIFFERING WIDTHS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a layer of material above a semiconductor substrate;
forming a masking layer comprising a first plurality of features and a second plurality of features above said layer of material,
wherein forming said masking layer comprises:

forming a plurality of first mandrels above a first region of said semiconductor substrate and a plurality of second mandrels
above a second region of said semiconductor substrate;

forming a first spacer on opposing sidewalls of each of said pluralities of first and second mandrels, wherein said first
spacers formed above said first region comprise said first plurality of features;

removing each of said pluralities of first and second mandrels from above said respective first and second regions selectively
to said first spacers; and

after removing said pluralities of first and second mandrels, selectively forming a plurality of combined spacers above said
second region by forming a second spacer on opposing sidewalls of each of said first spacers formed above said second region,
said plurality of combined spacers comprising said second plurality of features, wherein said first plurality of features
and said second plurality of features have a same pitch spacing and wherein said first plurality of features and second plurality
of features have different widths; and

performing at least one etching process on said layer of material through said masking layer.

US Pat. No. 9,215,279

SERVICING OF STORAGE DEVICE SOFTWARE COMPONENTS OF NODES OF A CLUSTER STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A cluster storage system for providing data-access sessions with clients that access data containers of a shared storage
of the cluster storage system, the cluster storage system comprising:
a plurality of nodes comprising a serviced node and a partner node, each node comprising a storage device software component
(“D-blade”) configured for receiving access requests for data containers of the shared storage, the serviced node comprising
a serviced D-blade and the partner node comprising a partner D-blade;

the serviced D-blade configured for:
receiving, from a first client through a network connection, a first access request for a first data container stored on the
shared storage, the first client previously being verified as having permission to connect with the serviced D-blade through
a connection authentication procedure, the first client having an associated first user identifier (ID);

using the first user ID and permission metadata associated with the first data container, performing a first access request
validation procedure on the first access request to verify that the first client has permission to access the first data container;

after verifying that the first client has permission to access the first data container;producing a first data container handle comprising a physical address for the first data container and performing the first
access request on the first data container;
sending the first data container handle to the first client; and
storing session data comprising a plurality of data container handles, including the first data container handle, and the
first user ID;

a servicing module configured for servicing the serviced D-blade by:
taking the serviced D-blade offline by forcing a network disconnection with each client, including the first client, currently
accessing a data container using the serviced D-blade;

beginning servicing of the serviced D-blade, the servicing comprising upgrading, re-installing, performing maintenance, or
repairing the serviced D-blade; and

providing access of the session data to the partner D-blade; and the partner D-blade configured for:
receiving, from the first client, a second access request for the first data container, the second access request specifying
the first data container handle and the first user ID; and

upon determining that the session data comprises a data container handle matching the first data container handle and a user
ID matching the first user ID, performing the second access request on the first data container based on the first access
request validation procedure on the first user ID.

US Pat. No. 9,212,401

TREATING BIOMASS TO PRODUCE MATERIALS USEFUL FOR BIOFUELS

Shell Oil Company, Houst...

1. A method comprising:
(a) providing a biomass containing polysaccharides;
(b) providing ethanol;
(c) converting at least a portion of ethanol to acetaldehyde thereby producing an acetaldehyde containing product;
(d) contacting said acetaldehyde with SO2 and water to produce ?-hydroxysulfonic acid;

(e) contacting the biomass with a solution containing said ?-hydroxysulfonic acid thereby hydrolyzing the biomass to produce
at least one fermentable sugar containing product;

(f) removing the ?-hydroxysulfonic acid in its component form from the fermentable sugar containing product by heating and/or
reducing pressure to produce an acid-removed product containing at least one fermentable sugar substantially free of the ?-hydroxysulfonic
acid.

US Pat. No. 9,212,450

CONDENSATION DRYER COMPRISING A HEAT PUMP AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

BSH Hausgeraete GmbH, Mu...

1. A condensation dryer comprising:
a drying chamber, the drying chamber operable to retain articles to be dried;
a process air circuit, the process air circuit guiding process air along a path in which the process air is heated by a heater,
moved across articles to be dried via a motive air source, guided through an air/air heat exchanger, and thereafter guided
through a heat pump circuit formed of an evaporator, a compressor and a condenser, the heat pump circuit including a closed
cooling agent circuit having a cooling agent circulating through the evaporator, the compressor, and the condenser; and

an additional heat exchanger being part of the closed cooling agent circuit of the heat pump circuit, the additional heat
exchanger being operatively coupled with the air/air heat exchanger and operatively coupled with the cooling agent of the
closed cooling agent circuit of the heat pump circuit at a location in the heat pump circuit between the condenser and the
evaporator of the heat pump circuit such that the additional heat exchanger exchanges heat between the cooling agent and one
of the process air of the process air circuit and a cooling air of a cooling air duct of the air/air heat exchanger,

wherein the additional heat exchanger is operatively coupled with the air/air heat exchanger at the cooling air duct of the
air/air heat exchanger, and

wherein the additional heat exchanger is operatively coupled with the air/air heat exchanger at the cooling air duct of the
air/air heat exchanger at a location between a cooling blower and the air/air heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,215,472

PARALLEL HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE BLOCK PROCESSING PIPELINES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a block processing pipeline comprising a plurality of stages, wherein one or more of the plurality of stages of the block
processing pipeline each comprises a component of a software pipeline and a component of a hardware pipeline, wherein the
software and hardware pipelines are configured to process blocks of pixels from a frame in parallel;

wherein the software pipeline component at each of the one or more stages is configured to iteratively determine configurations
for processing the blocks at the hardware pipeline component of the respective stage according to obtained information for
the blocks;

wherein the hardware pipeline component at each of the one or more stages is configured to iteratively process the blocks
according to the configurations for processing the blocks that are determined by the software pipeline component at the respective
stage; and

wherein the hardware pipeline component at each of the one or more stages processes a current block at the stage according
to a configuration for processing the current block that was previously determined by the software pipeline component at the
respective stage according to obtained information for the current block while the software pipeline component at the respective
stage is determining a configuration for an upcoming block to be processed by the hardware pipeline component at the respective
stage according to obtained information for the upcoming block.

US Pat. No. 9,215,381

IMAGE BLURRING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An image blurring method comprising:
acquiring a first image and a second image that are captured by a same camera and have a same viewfinder coverage, wherein
an image distance of the first image is less than an image distance of the second image;

acquiring depth information according to the first image and the second image, wherein the depth information is used to represent
a distance between a scene at each pixel in the first image and a capturing point, wherein the depth information is used to
represent a distance between a scene at each pixel in the second image and the capturing point, and wherein acquiring the
depth information according to the first image and the second image comprises:

acquiring photographic parameters of the camera, wherein the photographic parameters comprise a calibrated focal length, a
lens diameter, and a relationship parameter, and wherein the relationship parameter is used to represent a relationship between
an aperture size of the camera and blurriness of a defocused image;

determining initialized depth information according to the photographic parameters and the respective image distances of the
first image and the second image;

performing N iterative computations on the initialized depth information according to the photographic parameters, the first
image, and the second image, wherein N is a positive integer and N is greater than or equal to 2; and

acquiring a result obtained by the Nth iterative computation and using the result as the depth information;

determining a background area of the first image according to the depth information; and
performing blurring processing on content in the background area of the first image, wherein performing N iterative computations
on the initialized depth information according to the photographic parameters, the first image, and the second image comprises:

determining a diffusion coefficient of a first computation and a diffusion area of the first computation according to the
initialized depth information and the photographic parameters when the first computation is performed;

determining, according to the first image, the second image, the diffusion coefficient of the first computation, and the diffusion
area of the first computation, forward heat diffusion equations that are respectively corresponding to the first image and
the second image in the first computation;

determining a minimum value equation in the first computation, wherein the minimum value equation is used to represent a minimum
value of the sum of a first difference and a second difference, wherein the first difference is a difference between an actual
output value and a theoretical output value of a forward heat diffusion equation corresponding to the first image, and wherein
the second difference is a difference between an actual output value and a theoretical output value of a forward heat diffusion
equation corresponding to the second image;

obtaining, according to the minimum value equation in the first computation, a minimum gradient of each pixel in the first
image and the second image in the first computation;

performing, according to a preset correction formula, n iterative corrections on depth information corresponding to a pixel
of which a minimum gradient in the first computation is less than a preset gradient threshold; and

obtaining depth information after the first computation, wherein n is a positive integer and n is greater than or equal to
2.

US Pat. No. 9,212,298

ADHESIVE SHEET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. An adhesive sheet comprising a resin composition containing: (A) a high-molecular-weight component; (B1) a thermosetting
component having a softening point of below 50° C.; (B2) a thermosetting component having a softening point of between 50°
C. and 100° C.; and (C) a phenol resin having a softening point of no higher than 100° C., the composition containing 11 to
22 mass % of the (A) high-molecular-weight component, 10 to 20 mass % of the (B1) thermosetting component having a softening
point of below 50° C., 10 to 20 mass % of the (B2) thermosetting component having a softening point of between 50° C. and
100° C. and 15 to 30 mass % of the phenol resin having a softening point of no higher than 100° C., based on 100 mass % of
the resin composition.

US Pat. No. 9,215,278

INTERCONNECT DELIVERY PROCESS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A machine implemented method, comprising:
flushing a cache that is used to store a data write request identified by a unique transmit identifier to a data storage device
by a remote computer that receives the data write request from a local computer as part of a set of data write requests via
a plurality of pathways;

sending an acknowledgement to the local computer by the remote computer that data has been flushed;
setting an indicator by a local computer at a pre-determined memory storage location accessible to the local computer and
the remote computer for indicating to the remote computer that a next write request is a metadata write request;

monitoring the pre-determined memory storage location by the remote computer to determine when the next write request is the
metadata write request;

transmitting by the local computer, after receiving the acknowledgement, the metadata write request, wherein the metadata
write request corresponds to the data write request flushed by the remote computer;

checking by the remote computer that the data write request has been executed prior to executing the metadata write request;
and

preventing by the local computer sending any other metadata write request until the local computer receives an acknowledgement
from the remote computer that the metadata write request has been executed by the remote computer.

US Pat. No. 9,213,178

LENS WITH LIGHTGUIDE INSERT FOR HEAD WEARABLE DISPLAY

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. An eyepiece for a head wearable display, comprising:
a first lens body having a first interface side in which a first recess is disposed;
a second lens body having a second interface side in which a second recess is disposed, wherein the first and second lens
bodies are mated together along the first and second interface sides and the first and second recesses are aligned to form
a cavity; and

a lightguide insert having a shape and a size to fit within the cavity defined by the first and second recesses, the lightguide
insert including:

an in-coupling region to receive display light into the lightguide insert;
an out-coupling region to direct the display light out of the lightguide insert through the first lens body along an eye-ward
direction; and

a relay region along which the display light propagates from the in-coupling region to the out-coupling region.

US Pat. No. 9,213,152

RELEASABLE FIBER CONNECTOR FOR OPTO-ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an interposer substrate for supporting a plurality of opto-electronic components for creating optical output signals and receiving
optical input signals;

an enclosure including a transparent lid covering the interposer substrate, wherein the transparent lid is positioned to allow
the optical output and input signals to pass through first and second surfaces of the transparent lid, wherein the first and
second surfaces are parallel;

a magnetic connector component disposed on the transparent lid, the magnetic connector component including a central opening
for allowing the optical output and input signals to pass through the magnetic connector component; and

a fiber connector for supporting one or more optical fibers and including a metallic connector component for mating with the
magnetic connector component and providing releasable attachment of the fiber connector to the enclosure in a manner allowing
the optical output and input signals to align with the one or more optical fiber, wherein the magnetic connector component
is disposed between the transparent lid and the fiber connector.

US Pat. No. 9,212,953

HEALTH MONITORING OF LIGHTS

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for health monitoring of lights, comprising:
receiving, at a computing device, actual operating parameter data from at least one sensor associated with an operating light
emitting diode (LED), the data including a junction temperature of the LED, an ambient temperature, and a drive current associated
with the LED;

receiving, at the computing device, a pre-existing LED performance data set; and
determining, at the computing device, an end of life of the LED based on the junction temperature of the LED, the ambient
temperature, the drive current associated with the LED, and the pre-existing LED performance data set; and

initiating, at the computing device, a notification of the end of life at a time prior to the end of life occurring.

US Pat. No. 9,213,463

GRAPHICAL OBJECT CLASSIFICATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A graphical object classification system, comprising:
a processor; and
a non-transitory processor-readable medium comprising:
an acquisition module to access a two dimensional bitmap representation of a graphical object generated from a parsed screenshot
of a graphical user interface (GUI);

a signature generation module to generate an appearance-invariant signature of the graphical object based on the bitmap representation
of the graphical object, wherein the appearance-invariant signature comprises a composite of two or more signature vectors
that vary little in response to changes in shape, size, orientation, and visual layer appearance of the graphical object,
and each of the signature vectors includes attributes based on operations on the bitmap representation of the graphical object
comprising integration along a first dimension, differentiation of the integration along a different second dimension, and
domain transformation of the differentiation into at least one of Fourier magnitude components and log-domain transforms;
and

a classification module to classify the graphical object based on the appearance-invariant signatures, wherein the graphical
object is classified into a class and the graphical object after a change in appearance is classified into the same class
when the respective appearance-invariant signatures before and after the change share substantially common attributes.

US Pat. No. 9,215,089

TOUCH SENSOR SYSTEM

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A touch sensor system comprising:
one or more buses including a power supply line and a signal line;
a plurality of touch sensor devices that are disposed on each of the bus and supplied with power from the bus; and
an information integrating device that is connected to all the buses and integrates information from the plurality of touch
sensor devices, wherein the touch sensor device comprises:

a sensor unit that outputs an analog sensor signal, the analog sensor signal changing according to an action from a detecting
object; and

a signal processing unit that transmits a sensor data signal to the information integrating device through the bus, the sensor
data signal being the processed analog sensor signal from the sensor unit,

wherein the signal processing unit comprises:
a digital converting unit that digitally converts the analog sensor signal;
a threshold evaluating unit that gives a start permission of a signal process when a sensor value by the sensor unit exceeds
a preset threshold;

an ID adding unit that adds a transmitter identification number to the sensor data signal, the transmitter identification
number being previously added to itself; and

a data transmitting unit that outputs the sensor data signal to a signal line of the bus; and
bus state evaluating unit that evaluates a state of the signal line of the bus; and
an initial transmission command unit that commands transmission of the transmitter identification number at the time of detecting
power-on, wherein the bus state evaluating unit stops signal transmission of the data transmitting unit when the bus is busy,
and permits the signal transmission of the data transmitting unit when the bus is free,

further evaluates the state of the bus again after preset waiting time has elapsed when the bus is busy, and
increases standby time at a predetermined ratio when the waiting time is continuously generated, and
the information integrating device includes a function to switch power on and off and also receives the transmitter identification
number transmitted from each of the touch sensor devices at the time of the power-on and builds a communication network based
on the received transmitter identification number.

US Pat. No. 9,213,862

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND ARTICLES FOR PROVIDING PERSONALIZED WEB CONTENT BASED ON PORTABLE PERSONAS

INTUIT INC., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method for delivering personalized content in a website, the method being performed on a computer
having at least one processor, comprising:
a website server receiving a request from a user for website content at a website, the website server comprising a computer
having at least one processor;

the website server accessing a persona for the user which identifies a generalized profile of personal and financial characteristics
for the user selected from a predetermined, discrete set of personas wherein the set of personas is not different for each
user and each of the personas identifies a different profile of personal and financial characteristics, the persona for the
user determined by analyzing personal and financial data of the user and determining a persona from the predetermined, discrete
set of personas which has a generalized profile of personal and financial characteristics which best matches the personal
and financial data of the user;

the website server transmitting website content to the user wherein the website content is personalized to the user based
on the persona for the user.

US Pat. No. 9,214,422

SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS HAVING SIGNAL AND GROUND TERMINALS ARRANGED ON VERTICALLY ADJACENT WIRING SUBSTRATES

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:
a first wiring substrate;
a second wiring substrate positioned above the first wiring substrate;
a plurality of connection terminals provided between the first wiring substrate and the second wiring substrate and configured
to electrically connect the first wiring substrate and the second wiring substrate; and

an electronic component provided on the first wiring substrate and the second wiring substrate;
wherein the plurality of connection terminals include a signal terminal and ground terminals provided on both sides of the
signal terminal,

wherein the signal terminal and the ground terminals have side surfaces that face each other,
wherein the signal terminal and the ground terminals are adjacently arranged, so that intervals between the side surfaces
of the signal terminal and the ground terminals are constant from a plan view,

wherein the plurality of connection terminals have a resilient property.

US Pat. No. 9,214,600

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

18. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising:
an active region; and
a carrier arranged at an underside of the active region,
wherein the active region has a main extension direction,
wherein the active region has a core region comprising a first semiconductor material,
wherein the active region has an active layer that covers the core region at least in directions transversely with respect
to the main extension direction of the active region; and

wherein the active region has a cover layer comprising a second semiconductor material and overlying the active layer at least
in the directions transversely with respect to the main extension direction of the active region,

wherein the active region is one of a plurality of active regions, which are arranged at a distance from one another at a
top side of each active region facing away from the carrier, the core region of the active region is free of the active layer
and is in direct contact with an electrically conductive contact layer, and

wherein the contact layer is in direct contact with the core regions of at least a large portion or all of the active regions
and extends in places in a plane running parallel or substantially parallel to an outer surface of the carrier facing the
plurality of active regions.

US Pat. No. 9,213,075

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:
a sequence controlling unit configured to, by controlling an execution of a pulse sequence, acquire magnetic resonance signals
corresponding to a plurality of channels in the pulse sequence executed as a series, the magnetic resonance signals being
configured to be arranged into a first region of a k-space so as to be positioned at first intervals and into a second region
larger than the first region so as to be positioned at second intervals larger than the first intervals;

an arranging unit configured to arrange the magnetic resonance signals corresponding to the plurality of channels into the
k-space as k-space data; and

an image generating unit configured to generate k-space data at the first intervals corresponding to the plurality of channels
based on the k-space data at the second intervals acquired by the execution of the pulse sequence and generate a magnetic
resonance image based on the generated k-space data at the first intervals, the k-space data at the first intervals acquired
by the execution of the pulse sequence, and sensitivity distributions corresponding to the plurality of channels.

US Pat. No. 9,212,932

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS IN A PNEUMATIC, HYDRAULIC, OR ELECTRICAL NETWORK

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for identifying at least one of energy consumers and energy producers in one of a pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical
network which has a control unit, the method comprising:
storing comparative profiles of the energy consumers and the energy producers in one of the control unit or a database;
detecting, by the control unit, at least one of connection and disconnection processes of the at least one of the energy consumers
and the energy producers;

comparing the at least one of detected connection and disconnection processes with the stored comparative profiles; and
associating the at least one of detected connection and disconnection processes with a selected one of the energy consumers
and the energy producers with at least a specified level of probability based on the comparison;

wherein during the at least one of the connection and disconnection processes of the at least one of the energy consumers
and the energy producers, a time curve of a measured value is detected, and wherein a recording unit is provided and a conclusion
is drawn regarding a spatial distance of the at least one of the energy consumers and the energy producers to the recording
unit based on the time curve of the measured value.

US Pat. No. 9,215,311

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:
a detector unit configured to detect a position and an orientation of the mobile electronic device; and
a control unit configured to generate mark information, which indicates a moving route of the mobile electronic device, based
on the position of the mobile electronic device detected at each predetermined distance interval or at each predetermined
time interval,

wherein the control unit is configured to,
upon detecting a corner in the moving route based on a change in the detected orientation of the mobile electronic device,
shorten, for a first predetermined period, the interval at which the position and/or the orientation of the mobile electronic
device is detected,

wherein the control unit is further configured to add information of the orientation of the mobile electronic device to the
generated mark information, and

wherein, when the detector unit detects a change of the orientation of the mobile electronic device from a former orientation,
the detector unit is configured to monitor the orientation of the mobile electronic device for a second predetermined period,
and

the control unit is configured to
determine that the corner is detected, when the mobile electronic device does not return to the former orientation within
the second predetermined period, and

determine that the corner is not detected, when the mobile electronic device returns to the former orientation within the
second predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 9,214,920

ANTENNA MATCHING CIRCUIT

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. An antenna matching circuit comprising:
an antenna connection to be connected to an antenna;
at least two signal paths coupled to the antenna connection, each of the at least two signal paths having one pass band for
transmission and/or reception of an RF signal;

a matching circuit comprising a discrete line for phase shifting of the RF signal in a segment of each of the at least two
signal paths integrated at an antenna end, wherein the matching circuit is configured to perform an impedance transformation,
wherein the discrete line forms a ? circuit that comprises a serial inductance and parallel capacitances, wherein the parallel
capacitances comprise micro-acoustic resonators whose resonance is outside the pass band of one of the at least two signal
paths; and

filter circuits in the at least two signal paths, wherein the filter circuits comprise filter resonators, wherein all the
resonators in the filter circuits and all the micro-acoustic resonators in the matching circuit are disposed on a common chip,
wherein the micro-acoustic resonators in the matching circuit have a design based on the design of the resonators in the filter
circuits, and wherein at least one of the filter resonators and at least one of the micro-acoustic resonators are cascaded.

US Pat. No. 9,214,173

SLIDER WITH HIGH AND LOW SURFACE ENERGY COATINGS PROXIMATE TRANSDUCER

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A slider comprising a leading edge, a trailing edge, an air-bearing surface, and a transducer proximate the trailing edge,
the slider comprising:
a low surface energy self-assembled monolayer coating on the air-bearing surface; and
a high surface energy self-assembled monolayer coating and a second low surface energy coating present as concentric rings
on the transducer.

US Pat. No. 9,213,467

INTERACTION METHOD AND INTERACTION DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An interaction device, comprising a touch-sensitive display having an interaction interface, wherein the interaction interface
comprises a display area formed of multiple display boundaries, and among the multiple display boundaries, a corner area is
formed between every two adjacent display boundaries, and the interaction device further comprises an interface interaction
unit and a processing unit wherein the interface interaction unit and the processing unit comprises a processor and memory
storing instructions that are executed on the processor such that:
the interface interaction unit generates two first boundaries at a position that is corresponding to at least one corner area
in the display area; the two first boundaries do not intersect each other in the display area and cross the corner area, respectively,
to intersect display boundaries that are at two sides of the corner area; the two first boundaries and the display boundaries
that are at the two sides of the corner area form a main menu selection area; the main menu selection area comprises a selectable
object; and

the processing unit, when the selectable object in the main menu selection area is selected and moves towards a position where
any one of the two first boundaries is located and the selected selectable object crosses over a predetermined position wherein
the predetermined position is associated with at least one of the two first boundaries, replaces, upon the predetermined position
associating with the at least one of the two first boundaries being crossed by a movement of the selected selectable object,
the selected selectable object and a predetermined selectable object at a same level as the selected selectable object in
the main menu selection area with predetermined upper level selectable objects or lower level selectable objects correlated
to the selected selectable object.

US Pat. No. 9,211,666

INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE CONTAINING TRANSFORMER

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An injection molding machine, comprising:
a machine base;
an injection unit;
a mold clamping unit;
a transformer; and
a transformer base on which the transformer is mounted, wherein
the injection unit and the mold clamping unit are placed on the machine base,
the machine base includes
an upper frame,
a lower frame, and
a plurality of columns supporting the upper frame on the lower frame,
the lower frame includes
a plurality of longitudinal members arranged along a longitudinal direction of the injection molding machine,
a transverse member coupling the longitudinal members together, and
a reinforcement member,
the reinforcement member has screw holes engaged with corresponding screws to fix the transformer base to the reinforcement
member,

one end of the reinforcement member in a width direction protrudes from one end of a column among the plurality of columns
in the width direction, and

the transformer is supported by the reinforcement member and placed in the machine base under the mold clamping unit.

US Pat. No. 9,214,608

LUMINESCENCE DIODE ARRANGEMENT, BACKLIGHTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A luminescence diode arrangement comprising a first luminescence diode chip, a second luminescence diode chip and a luminescence
conversion element which is a converter plate, wherein
the first luminescence diode chip emits blue light;
the second luminescence diode chip contains a semiconductor layer sequence that emits greens light;
the luminescence conversion element converts part of the blue light emitted by the first luminescence diode chip into red
light;

the luminescence diode arrangement emits mixed light containing blue light of the first luminescence diode chip, green light
of the second luminescence diode chip and red light of the luminescence conversion element from a front side of the luminescence
diode arrangement wherein, in a top view of the front side, the first luminescence diode chip is covered by the luminescence
conversion element in selected locations and the second luminescence diode chip is not covered by the luminescence conversion
element, and

the luminescence diode arrangement comprises an optoelectronic component, which comprises the first luminescence diode chip,
the second luminescence diode chip and the luminescence conversion element, in a common reflector trough.

US Pat. No. 9,213,565

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MINING DATACENTER TELEMETRY DATA

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A data-processing system comprising:
one or more processors;
one or more computer-readable media; and
a routine stored in the computer-readable media that when executed on the one or more processors,
collects streams of raw telemetry data, each stream composed of metric data associated with a virtual machine of a set of
virtual machines;

generates data matrices from the streams of telemetry data, each data matrix generated from the raw telemetry data collected
in an epoch of time and composed of rows of feature vectors with each feature vector having order statistics that represent
one or more features of one of the virtual machines;

identify clusters of virtual machines having corresponding order statistics into clusters based on the data matrices; and
generates a fingerprint for each virtual machine in each cluster based on the feature vector associated with each virtual
machine, the fingerprint identifies performance characteristics of each virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,215,820

PRACTICAL MULTI-PURPOSE COLOR-CODED FLASH DRIVE ORGANIZER WITH COMPARTMENTALIZED SEPARATE MEMORY SECTORS FOR ENHANCED EFFICIENCY AND BETTER EFFECTIVE ANTI-CONFUSION PERFORMANCES IN GLOBAL PERSONAL, EDUCATIONAL, PROFESSIONAL, BUSIN

1. A practical multi-purpose flash drive organizer device comprising of a combination of:
(a) color-coded sectors of a housing of said device configured to facilitate in aiding the user to choose which particular
sector of said device is to be activated;

(b) at least one USB connector in the respective sector for electrically connecting and linking with a host computer system
linked to a compatible monitor;

(c) at least one LED signal activity light, located externally of said housing, configured to turn on when the respective
sector of said device is electrically linked and activated with the host system;

(d) at least one microprocessor in said device for processing data and information when actively electrically linked with
a host system;

(e) at least one ROM incorporated within said device configured for storing and retrieving at least one program when actively
electrically linked with a host system;

(f) at least one RAM in said device configured for storing, editing, updating, deleting, displaying, transferring and exchanging
data/information when actively electrically linked with a host system;

(g) at least one cap configured for covering the respective USB connector or connectors of said device; and
(h) at least one external labeling area configured for easily writing and identifying data/information contents within said
device.

US Pat. No. 9,215,631

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SOURCE IDENTIFICATION FOR SINGLE RADIO VOICE CALL CONTINUITY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an indication of handover between a first radio access technology and a second radio access technology;
defining, at a mobile switching center (MSC) or mobile management element (MME), an identity value for source identification
in a handover request associated with the first radio access technology by utilizing a source identification format associated
with a third radio access technology, wherein defining the identity value for source identification comprises utilizing a
Serving Area Identity (SAI) format, and

wherein defining the identity value comprises:
defining one or more alternative identification values corresponding to one or more parameters; and
replacing the one or more parameters with the one or more alternative identification values; and
providing the defined identity value to a network device associated with a target of the handover.

US Pat. No. 9,215,530

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

Empire Technology Develop...

1. An augmented reality system comprising:
a memory comprising instructions;
an augmented reality engine coupled to the memory, the augmented reality engine executable by a processor and configured to
provide an augmented reality image by integrating a real-world image and a virtual object; and

a message processing unit coupled to the memory, the message processing unit executable by the processor and configured to:
receive an x-axis spatial component, a y-axis spatial component, and a z-axis spatial component for the virtual object;
determine a tone audio component based on the x-axis spatial component;
determine a pitch audio component based on the z-axis spatial component;
determine a volume audio component based on the y-axis spatial component; and
compose a sound file associated with the virtual object, the sound file comprising the tone audio component, the pitch audio
component, and the volume audio component.

US Pat. No. 9,214,201

DRAM AND ACCESS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

8. A dynamic random access memory (DRAM), comprising:
an address combination circuit, comprising:
a storage unit;
a first selector, storing a first address from a controller via an address bus into the storage unit according to a first
command from the controller via a command bus;

a second selector, obtaining the first address stored in the storage unit according to a second command from the controller
via the command bus; and

a combination unit, obtaining a second address from the controller via the address bus according to the second command, and
providing a valid address according to the first address and the second address; and

a memory array, storing data from the controller via a data bus in response to the valid address according to a write command
from the controller via the command bus, and providing data to the controller via the data bus in response to the valid address
according to a read command from the controller via the command bus,

wherein the valid address is a row address when each of the first command and the second command is an active command, and
wherein the valid address is a column address when the second command is an access command.

US Pat. No. 9,212,892

STEERING ANGLE SENSOR

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A steering angle sensor for a vehicle, the steering angle sensor comprising:
a steering angle sensor housing disposed on a steering shaft that is rotated in accordance with an operation of a steering
wheel;

a first gear rotatably disposed in the steering angle sensor housing, the first gear including an annular body portion formed
to surround the steering shaft, a plurality of teeth formed on an outer peripheral side of the body portion, and an engaging
portion formed in the body portion, the first gear having an inner peripheral surface configured to be spaced from the steering
shaft at a predetermined distance in a radial direction of the steering shaft;

a rotation transmitting portion disposed on the steering shaft so as to make a unitary rotation with the steering shaft, the
rotation transmitting portion having a counterpart engaging portion engaged with the engaging portion of the first gear to
rotationally drive the first gear in accordance with rotation of the steering shaft;

a second gear rotatably disposed in the steering angle sensor housing, the second gear including a magnetic member having
N pole and S pole disposed in a circumferential direction of the magnetic member at predetermined intervals, and a plurality
of teeth formed on an outer peripheral side of the second gear to mesh with the plurality of teeth of the first gear;

a third gear rotatably disposed in the steering angle sensor housing, the third gear including a magnetic member having N
pole and S pole disposed in a circumferential direction of the magnetic member at predetermined intervals, and a plurality
of teeth formed on an outer peripheral side of the third gear to mesh with the plurality of teeth of the first gear or the
plurality of teeth of the second gear in which a number of the plurality of teeth of the third gear is set to be indivisible
by a number of the plurality of teeth of the second gear to provide a desired speed reducing ratio between the second gear
and the third gear;

a first magnetoresistance effect element that detects a first rotation angle as a rotation angle of the second gear by detecting
a change of magnetic field generated by the magnetic member of the second gear to determine a change of resistance value of
a resistance element of the first magnetoresistance effect element;

a second magnetoresistance effect element that detects a second rotation angle as a rotation angle of the third gear by detecting
a change of magnetic field generated by the magnetic member of the third gear to determine a change of resistance value of
a resistance element of the second magnetoresistance effect element; and

a biasing member disposed in the steering angle sensor housing to bias the first gear toward the second gear so as to reduce
a backlash between the first gear and the second gear,

wherein the first rotation angle and the second rotation angle are combined to determine an absolute steering angle indicative
of an amount of rotation of the steering wheel when the steering wheel is rotated from a neutral position in which a steerable
road wheel is oriented to a straight ahead direction of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,215,727

MULTIPLEXING CHANNELS BY A MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROLLER

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:
a queue and a device, wherein the device produces data for a plurality of channels including at least one common control channel
(CCCH), at least one dedicated control channel (DCCH) and at least one dedicated traffic channel (DTCH), wherein each of the
plurality of channels is associated with a priority and a dynamically adjusted parameter to prevent monopolization of a shared
channel by one of the plurality of channels; the device multiplexes the data of the plurality of channels based on the priority
for transmission over the shared channel, wherein hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) control information is multiplexed
onto the shared channel.

US Pat. No. 9,214,088

OBSTACLE INFORMATION SYSTEM OF A HELICOPTER

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. An obstacle information system for a helicopter with a warning information processor and a display unit of any obstacle
within a predetermined minimum distance d4 with regard to the helicopter, the warning information processor being fed with information related to detected distance
d5 and direction of the at least one obstacle with regard to the helicopter detected by an obstacle sensor system to compute
and prepare the information for presentation on the display unit, the display unit comprising at least an indication area
with two sub-areas, a central circular surface and a concentric ring-shaped area around the circular surface, the circular
surface being used exclusively for alerts, the ring-shaped area being used for both warnings as well as alerts and the repartition
in the indication area of the circular surface and ring-shaped area being dependent on the detected distance d5 of the at least one obstacle with regard to the helicopter, characterized in that coloring is provided at least at a section
of the ring-shaped area with an inner radius rw, rw being the result of a projection gw of the at least one obstacle from a section d3 of a distance scale onto a section d3* of an indication scale, the projection providing a smaller inner radius rw of the colored ring-shaped surface the closer the obstacle is to an alerting distance d1+d2, with d1 being the radius of a concentric inner ring shaped alert zone za, d1+d2 being an inner warning radius and d1+d2+d3=d4 being an outer warning radius of an outer ring shaped warning zone zw.

US Pat. No. 9,214,923

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INCLUDING DUAL-PURPOSE CLOCK REFERENCE FOR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM AND BASEBAND

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A wireless communications system comprising:
a clock module configured to generate a first clock reference that is not corrected using automatic frequency correction (AFC);
a global positioning system (GPS) module configured to operate in response to the first clock reference;
an integrated circuit for a cellular transceiver, wherein the integrated circuit comprises a system phase lock loop (PLL)
configured to (i) operate in response to the first clock reference, and (ii) generate a corrected clock reference by performing
AFC on the first clock reference in response to an AFC signal; and

a baseband module configured to (i) operate in response to the first clock reference from the clock module, and (ii) generate
the AFC signal.

US Pat. No. 9,211,700

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus that ejects a liquid onto a medium from a nozzle and forms an image on the medium, the apparatus
comprising:
a head unit that includes a first nozzle group including first nozzles which eject a liquid having a first color, a second
nozzle group including second nozzles which eject a liquid having a second color, and a third nozzle group including third
nozzles which eject a liquid having a third color; and

a control unit that controls driving of the head unit,
wherein, when an amount of the liquid having the first color to be ejected from the first nozzles in order to form an image
on the medium is a first ejection amount and an ejection state of the liquid ejected from the first nozzles is abnormal,

the control unit increases the amount of the liquid having the second color ejected from the second nozzles by a second ejection
amount which is smaller than the first ejection amount and increases the amount of the liquid having the third color ejected
from the third nozzles by a third ejection amount which is smaller than the first ejection amount instead of allowing the
first nozzles to eject the liquid having the first color.

US Pat. No. 9,215,823

ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An electronic control apparatus comprising:
a busbar member to be connected with a hydraulic unit, the busbar member including
a base portion,
a surrounding wall which defines a receiving portion formed between the hydraulic unit and the base portion and which is arranged
to receive a control section to control the hydraulic unit,

a connector supporting portion which is formed integrally with the base portion, which projects from the base portion in a
form of a cantilever and which is arranged to support a connector, and

a bulging portion which is arranged to receive a component of the control section, which projects from the connector supporting
portion and which is connected with the surrounding wall,

wherein, in an installed state in which the electronic control apparatus is installed in a vehicle, a positive connection
terminal is disposed in an upper portion of the connector, a noise reducing component is provided in the bulging portion,
and the bulging portion is located above the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,215,115

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED INTEGRATION CIRCUITRY IN DECISION FEEDBACK EQUALIZATION

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A decision feedback equalization circuit, comprising:
a linear feedback shift register configured to count through a predetermined sequence;
a digital integrator controller configured to detect a first predetermined boundary value from the linear feedback shift register,
wherein the digital integrator is configured to output a first digital integrator control signal responsive to the detection
of the first predetermined boundary value;

a digital integrator configured to terminate integration responsive to the first digital integrator control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,214,620

PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR WITH OUTER ELECTRODE

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A piezoelectric actuator of a multilayer design, the piezoelectric actuator comprising:
a stack comprising piezoelectric layers and electrode layers arranged between the piezoelectric layers, the stack having a
stacking direction; and

two outer electrodes for electrical contacting of the electrode layers,
wherein at least one outer electrode has a plurality of wires,
wherein the wires are fastened in a fastening region on a first side face of the stack but not on a second side face of the
stack and wherein the wires are led around an edge that lies closest to the fastening region,

wherein, beyond the first side face, the wires are bent, so that they run at least partially parallel to the second side face
that is adjacent to the edge, and

wherein, beyond the edge, the wires are at a distance from the second side face.

US Pat. No. 9,215,073

KEY INSULATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A key insulation method, comprising:
generating, by a user equipment, an initial user private key according to a randomly selected parameter s, a preset first
cryptographic hash function H1, and a helper initial key generated by a helper device according to a helper private key and the first cryptographic hash
function H1; and

acquiring, by the user equipment, a helper updated key for a time segment i from the helper device, and updating by the user
equipment a user private key for a time segment j according to the helper updated key for the time segment i to obtain a user
private key for the time segment i, wherein i and j are integers, i>j?0, an initial time segment is a time segment 0, the
initial user private key is a user private key for the time segment 0, and the helper updated key for the time segment i is
obtained by updating a helper updated key for a time segment i?1 according to the first cryptographic hash function H1 by the helper device,

wherein the helper device is a device of higher security than the user equipment, the helper initial key is UK0=rH1(0), wherein r is the helper private key, r is randomly selected, H1 is {0,1}*?G1, e:G1×G1?G2 is a bilinear pairing, and G1 and G2 are cyclic groups of an order q and the helper updated key for the time segment i is UKi=r(H1(i)?H1(i?1)),

wherein the generating by the user equipment the initial user private key according to the parameter s, the preset first cryptographic
hash function H1, and the helper initial key includes:

generating by the user equipment the initial user private key TSK0 by using the following formulas:

TSK0=(s,US0); and

US0=rH1(0)+sH1(0), and

wherein the updating by the user equipment the user private key for the time segment j according to the helper updated key
for the time segment i to obtain the user private key for the time segment i includes:

obtaining by the user equipment the user private key TSKi for the time segment i by using the following formulas:

TSKi=(s,USi); and

USi=USj+UKi+s(H1(i)?H1(j)).

US Pat. No. 9,213,199

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
a liquid crystal cell unit including a color filter having a transparent substrate and a plurality of coloring layers formed
on the transparent substrate, a counter substrate and a liquid crystal layer formed between the color filter and the counter
substrate; and

a backlight unit including a light emitting device having a blue light emitting element, and a red fluorescent substance and
a green fluorescent substance, wherein

the plurality of coloring layers has a blue coloring layer containing a color material represented by the following General
Formula (I), and

the red fluorescent substance is a fluorescent substance that is surface treated and represented by the following General
Formula (II):


(in General Formula (I), A represents an a-valent organic group of which a carbon atom directly bonded to N does not have
a ? bond, the organic group represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group at least
at a terminal directly bonded to N or an aromatic group having the aliphatic hydrocarbon group and may contain O, S and N
in a carbon chain; B? represents a monovalent anion, and a plurality of B? may be same as or different from one another; R1 to R5 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group which may have a substituent or an aryl group which may have
a substituent, and R2 and R3, and R4 and R5 may bond to each other to form a ring structure; Ar1 represents a divalent aromatic group which may have a substituent; a plurality of R1 to R5 and a plurality of Ar1 may be same as or different from one another, respectively;

“a” represents an integer from 2 to 4; “b” represents 0 or 1, and there is no bond when “b” is 0; a plurality of “b” may be
same as or different from one another), and

M12[M21-xMn4+xF6]  General Formula (II)

(in General Formula (II) above, M1 represents at least one kind selected from the group consisting of K+, Li+, Na+, Rb+, Cs+ and NH4+, M2 represents at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Group 4 elements and Group 14 elements, and “x” is 0

US Pat. No. 9,215,793

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING LED DEVICES

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A mounted LED device, comprising:
the LED device releasably mounted in a holder, wherein the holder includes a first wire connection point and a second wire
connection point;

a first wire, wherein a first end of the first wire is connected to the first wire connection point on the holder and a second
end of the first wire is connected to a first wire connection point on a circuit board;

a second wire, wherein a first end of the second wire is connected to the second wire connection point on the holder and a
second end of the second wire is connected to a second wire connection point on the circuit board;

the circuit board, wherein the first wire connection point on the circuit board is electrically connected to a first trace
on the circuit board and the second wire connection point on the circuit board is electrically connected to a second trace
on the circuit board and wherein the circuit board includes an opening;

an insulator having an opening;
a heat sink having a formed riser, wherein the riser extends through the opening in the insulator and further extends through
the opening in the circuit board so that a height of the riser exceeds an upper surface of the circuit board;

a removable lens; and
a gasket having an opening;
wherein the insulator is between the circuit board and the heat sink;
wherein the LED device and the holder directly contact the formed riser of the heat sink, and wherein the formed riser positions
the LED device and holder beyond the upper surface of the circuit board, and

wherein the removable lens fits the opening of the gasket and covers the LED device, the holder, the first wire, the second
wire, and the formed riser of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,215,562

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZED INDOOR POSITION ESTIMATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A system to estimate location of a mobile device, comprising:
one or more antennas;
a radio in communication with the at least one or more antennas;
a processor to communicate with radio, the processor configured to:
measure a distance from the mobile device to a plurality of access points (APs);
calculate a distance from each of a plurality of identified locations to each of the plurality of APs;
calculate a measurement error for each of the plurality of the calculated distances;
for each of the calculated measurement errors determine a probability of measurement error as a function of both presence
and absence of an outlier AP for each location;

sum the probability of measurement errors for each of the plurality of APs for each location; and
select the location with the highest probability of measurement error sum.

US Pat. No. 9,213,980

USING BEHAVIORAL DATA IN RATING USER REPUTATION

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:
a processor and executable instructions accessible on a computer-readable medium that, when executed, cause the processor
to perform operations comprising:

track a user interaction of a seller with a network-based publisher;
receive a feedback rating from a buyer directed to the seller in regards to a performance of the seller in a transaction of
an item between the buyer and the seller;

adjust the received feedback rating based on an increase in a frequency at which the seller accesses an online interface provided
by the network-based publisher to list items for sale; and

generate a reputation value of the seller based on the adjusted feedback rating that is both directed to the seller in regards
to the performance of the seller in the transaction of the item between the buyer and the seller and adjusted based on the
increase in the frequency at which the seller accesses the online interface provided by the network-based publisher to list
items for sale.

US Pat. No. 9,215,811

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-PIECE SUBSTRATE AND MULTI-PIECE SUBSTRATE

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A multi-piece substrate, comprising:
a first frame having a connecting portion; and
a first piece substrate having a joint portion engaged with the connecting portion of the first frame and a joint conductive
pattern formed on a periphery portion of the joint portion of the first piece substrate such that the joint conductive pattern
formed on the periphery portion of the joint portion is positioned only along the periphery of the joint portion of the first
piece substrate,

wherein the joint portion of the first piece substrate is fitted into the connecting portion of the first frame and has a
contour corresponding to periphery of the connecting portion of the first frame.

US Pat. No. 9,215,371

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
an image sensor;
an image obtainer that obtains a plurality of images from the image sensor;
a posture detector that obtains posture information of the imaging apparatus;
a posture information accumulating buffer that accumulates plural items of posture information obtained by the posture detector;
and

a power saving mode setter that activates and deactivates a power saving mode in which power consumption is suppressed,
wherein the power saving mode setter determines to activate and deactivate the power saving mode based on a value corresponding
to the plural items of accumulated posture information in the posture information accumulating buffer, and

wherein the activation and the deactivation of the power saving mode is determined based on a difference value between a maximum
value and a minimum value of the plural items of accumulated posture information in the posture information accumulating buffer,

wherein previously accumulated posture data in the posture information accumulating buffer is deleted and new posture data
is added to the posture information accumulating buffer, when the posture information accumulating buffer is full of the previously
accumulated posture data.

US Pat. No. 9,213,096

PROXIMITY WARNING SYSTEM FOR HELICOPTERS

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A proximity warning system for a helicopter for detection of obstacles and warning against rotor strike by the obstacles,
the helicopter comprising a roof top structure, a main rotor and a main rotor head, the main rotor head having a non-rotating
standpipe on top of the main rotor head, the proximity warning system comprising:
a standard torus-shaped housing mountable to a non-rotating standpipe or fixable on a roof top structure below a main rotor
head, the standard torus-shaped housing being openable and having a joint and associated closure; and

at least two radar units arranged to transmit microwaves and to receive reflections of the microwaves from obstacles, the
at least two radar units being integrated into the standard torus- shaped housing for horizontally scanning an entire environment
of 360° around the helicopter, a respective unit of the at least two radar units operating in at least one fundamental frequency
in a range between 70 GHz and 80 GHz.

US Pat. No. 9,215,659

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCONNECTING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A MOBILE DEVICE

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method of determining whether to disconnect a wireless communication link between a communication device disposed in
a vehicle and a mobile device, comprising:
determining, by a processor, whether the communication device is moving or not moving;
determining, by the processor, whether the mobile device has exited a proximity of the vehicle;
determining, by the processor, whether the mobile device is connected to a wireless local area network;
monitoring, by the processor, whether the communication device receives a signal from the mobile device during at least a
predetermined time period after determining that the mobile device has exited the proximity of the vehicle or connected to
a wireless local area network; and

disconnecting the wireless communication link only if the communication device is not moving and the mobile device has either
exited the proximity of the vehicle or connected to a wireless local area network, and the communication device does not receive
a signal from the mobile device during the predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 9,213,679

DEVICE WITH CAPABILITY OF PROCESSING FFT RADIX 2 BUTTERFLY OPERATION AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A device with a capability of processing a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) radix 2 butterfly operation, comprising a plurality
of latches, a complex multiplier, a complex adder-subtractor, a plurality of switches and a complex conjugate Arithmetic Logical
Unit (ALU), wherein:
the complex conjugate ALU is configured to convert input data X into a conjugate of the input data X;
a fourth switch is configured to select between the input data X and the conjugate of the input data X to output the selected
data;

a first switch is configured, under control of an external control signal, to select between the input data X and the conjugate
of the input data X to send to one of a first latch, a second latch and a third latch in each clock to temporarily store the
sent data;

the complex multiplier is configured to have two inputs of which one is from the first latch and another is from a second
switch, wherein data generated by the complex multiplier is output to a fifth latch to be latched;

the second switch is configured, under control of an external control signal, to select between output data of the second
latch and a complex constant 1.0 to input to the complex multiplier;

the complex adder-subtractor is configured to have two inputs of which one is from the fifth latch and another is from a third
switch;

the third switch is configured to have three inputs which respectively are from output of the third latch, output of a fourth
latch and a complex constant 0.0, and the third switch is configured, under control of an external control signal, to select
one input to transmit the selected input to the complex adder-subtractor; and

the fourth latch is configured to store output of the complex adder-subtractor, and to form an accumulator together with the
complex adder-subtractor;

wherein output of the fourth latch is output Y of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,213,102

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH GESTURE DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING THE GESTURE DETECTION SYSTEM

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method in an electronic device, the method comprising:
projecting infrared (“IR”) light from a first light emitting diode (“LED”) disposed proximate to the perimeter of the electronic
device;

projecting IR light from a second LED disposed proximate to the perimeter of the electronic device;
detecting, by a sensor disposed closer to the first LED than the second LED, reflected IR light from off of a person;
carrying out a voting function based on the detected IR light; and
determining whether to deactivate a touch screen of the device based on the results of the voting function.

US Pat. No. 9,214,331

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing method, comprising:
a preparation step of preparing a solidification liquid to be supplied to a substrate in a supercooled liquid state;
a solidified material forming step of supplying the solidification liquid prepared in the preparation step to the substrate
via a space and forming a solidified material of the solidification liquid on the substrate; and

a removing step of removing the solidified material of the solidification liquid on the substrate, wherein
the solidification liquid is solidified by an external stimulus that is at least one of a landing impact of the solidification
liquid onto a surface of the substrate and applying vibration transmitted from the substrate; and

the solidified material forming step is for changing the thickness of the solidified material of the solidification liquid
on the substrate within the plane of the substrate by supplying a solidification liquid in a supercooled liquid state onto
the solidified material of the solidification liquid on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,213,633

FLASH TRANSLATION LAYER WITH LOWER WRITE AMPLIFICATION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method of associating a logical block address space with a physical address space of a non-volatile memory comprising:
in response to a write request comprising a respective logical block address in the logical block address space and respective
data to be written to the non-volatile memory, determining a physical location in the non-volatile memory to store the respective
data of the write request;

adding an entry to a journal, the added entry trailing any entries already in the journal, wherein the added entry has a respective
logical block address field set to the respective logical block address of the write request and a respective physical location
field set to the determined physical location; and

updating one of a plurality of second-level map pages in a two-level map according to the respective logical block address
of the write request with the determined physical location, wherein the two-level map is formed by each of the plurality of
second-level map pages being associated with a respective one of a plurality of first-level map entries, each of the second-level
map pages comprises a plurality of respective second-level map entries, and each of the second-level map entries is enabled
to associate a particular logical block address in the logical block address space with a particular physical location in
the non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 9,215,302

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING USER HANDEDNESS AND CONTROLLING A USER INTERFACE

Google Technology Holding...

1. A handheld portable device comprising:
a housing;
a user interface;
a plurality of antennae carried by the housing, the plurality of antennae configured to respond to modulated radio frequency
information signals;

one or more receivers carried in the housing and coupled to the plurality of antennae to receive the modulated radio frequency
information signals from the plurality of antennae; and

a controller carried in the housing, wherein the controller is operable to determine, based on a matrix of expected antenna
loss due to handedness, a user grip from a respective signal quality measure at each antenna of the plurality of antennae
and to control the user interface based on the determined user grip, wherein the user grip includes one or more of a right
handed grip, a left handed grip, or a two handed grip.

US Pat. No. 9,214,167

MAIN POLE LAYER WITH AT LEAST TOW SACRIFICIAL LAYERS AND A GAP LAYER

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a main pole layer of magnetic material;
a non-magnetic gap layer of material above the main pole layer;
an etched first sacrificial layer of material above the non-magnetic gap layer of material;
a second sacrificial layer of material above the etched first sacrificial layer of material;
wherein the first sacrificial layer of material comprises a magnetic moment approximately equivalent to the magnetic moment
of the main pole material.

US Pat. No. 9,214,744

CONNECTOR DEVICE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector device comprising:
a plurality of board mounted connectors, each including a mounting connector housing with a coupling opening part, the plurality
of board mounted connectors being mounted on a board accommodated in a housing case, and arranged at an opening part of the
housing case;

mating side connectors, configured to be fitted with the board mounted connectors respectively;
levers, rotatably attached to the mating side connectors; and
a guiding hood, including a plurality of connector fitting parts which guide an insertion of the mating side connectors corresponding
to the board mounted connectors, and configured to be attached to the opening part of the housing case, wherein

the board mounted connectors and the mating side connectors are configured to be fitted with each other by rotating the levers
which are engaged to the connector fitting parts,

the guiding hood includes locking portions configured to be locked and engaged to the board mounted connectors respectively
by being elastically engaged with engaging parts of the board mounted connectors respectively in a direction in which the
board mounted connectors are arranged, and

each of the connector fitting parts has an opening part which is bigger than the coupling opening part of the mounting connector
housing.

US Pat. No. 9,214,195

STACK BANK TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY APPARATUS CAPABLE OF IMPROVING ALIGNMENT MARGIN

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor memory apparatus comprising:
a plurality of stack bank structures having at least two sub-banks continuously arranged without disconnection of data signal
lines;

a share block having a predecoder and a fuse set interposed between sub-banks in the stack bank structure; and
a main decoder interposed between the sub-bank and the share block.

US Pat. No. 9,213,228

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A CAMERA

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A device for measuring at least one camera having an image sensor, comprising:
a camera support for accommodating the at least one camera to be tested in at least one camera position;
a collimator device for emitting collimator light of a test pattern having different object distances; and
a mirror system for deflecting the collimator light to the camera position, wherein:
the mirror system includes:
at least one first mirror device,
a mirror adjustment device by which the first mirror device is pivotable into multiple pivot positions, and
a second mirror device having multiple second mirror units,
the second mirror units reflect a light emitted by the first mirror device in the multiple pivot positions of the first mirror
device to the camera position for imaging the test pattern in different image regions of an image sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,212,436

METHOD OF EASY PRODUCTION OF NONWOVEN FABRIC HAVING AT LEAST ONE PROJECTION AND AT LEAST ONE RECESS, AND METHOD OF EASY PROCESSING OF NONWOVEN FABRIC

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. A method of producing a nonwoven fabric having at least one projection and at least one recess, the method comprising:
non-homogeneous stretching a nonwoven fabric so as to form high-stretch regions and low-stretch regions in the nonwoven fabric,
and

forming at least one projection and at least one recess by
placing the nonwoven fabric with the high-stretch regions and the low-stretch regions on a fluid-permeable support, and
spraying a fluid from a fluid nozzle onto the nonwoven fabric with the high-stretch regions and the low-stretch regions for
treatment,
wherein
the fluid-permeable support has protrusions and depressions with predetermined shapes in contact with the nonwoven fabric
which has the high-stretch regions and the low-stretch regions, and

a fluid permeability of the protrusions is lower than a fluid permeability of the depressions.

US Pat. No. 9,215,589

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ESTABLISHING SECURITY ASSOCIATIONS AND PERFORMING HANDOFF AUTHENTICATION IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Industrial Technology Res...

13. A method of providing secure communications between a target base station, a first mobile relay station, and at least
one mobile station in a communication network, the method comprising:
transmitting, by the first mobile relay station, a signaling message to the target base station, the signaling message including
a message authentication code (MAC) corresponding to the at least one mobile station;

receiving, by the first mobile relay station, a responsive signaling message from the target base station;
receiving, by the first mobile relay station, at least one security key corresponding to the at least one mobile station from
the target base station, wherein the at least one security key was generated from a prior authentication of the at least one
mobile station using signals transmitted through one of a second mobile relay station, the target base station, or a second
base station from which the at least mobile station was handed off to the first mobile relay station; and

authenticating, by the first mobile relay station, the at least one mobile station by verifying the MAC using the at least
one security key generated from the prior authentication of the at least one mobile station.

US Pat. No. 9,214,175

DATA STORAGE DEVICE CONFIGURING A GAIN OF A SERVO CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ACTUATING A HEAD OVER A DISK

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage device comprising:
a first disk surface comprising servo data defining servo tracks at a first radial density;
a first head;
a voice coil motor (VCM) configured to actuate the first head over the first disk surface; and
control circuitry comprising a servo control system configured to control the VCM, the control circuitry configured to:
execute a load operation to load the first head over the first disk surface;
evaluate a back electromotive force (BEMF) voltage generated by the VCM during the load operation to generate an estimated
distance traveled;

detect the servo data on the first disk surface;
detect an initial servo track during the load operation based on the detected servo data to generate a measured distance traveled;
and

configure a gain of the servo control system based on the estimated distance traveled and the measured distance traveled.

US Pat. No. 9,212,887

METHOD FOR MEASURING REFERENCE POINT OF INCLINED ROTATING TABLE IN WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINE AND MEASURING JIG

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A measuring method for obtaining a reference point on a table center of an inclined rotating table in a wire electric discharge
machine using a measuring jig, wherein
an X-axis is a direction of lateral movement on a horizontal plane of the wire electric discharge machine that machines a
workpiece by moving a wire electrode and the workpiece relative to each other while supporting the wire electrode with upper
and lower wire guides,

a Y-axis is a direction of longitudinal movement on the horizontal plane which is perpendicular to the X-axis,
a Z-axis is a direction of vertically upward movement,
a biaxial rotation unit is placed on a table of the wire electric discharge machine, the biaxial rotation unit including
a first rotating table which rotates a work fixing section that fixes the workpiece, and
a second rotating table which rotates about an axis orthogonal to the rotating table and inclines the workpiece with respect
to an X-Y plane, and

the measuring jig includes
a fixed section for being fixed to the work fixing section,
an arm section which is provided to stand on the fixed section, and
a section to be measured which is provided at a distal end of the arm section and has a conductive spherical surface,
the measuring method comprising:
a step of measuring a height from a bottom surface of the fixed section of the measuring jig to a distal end of the spherical
surface in the section to be measured of the measuring jig;

a step of acquiring an angle of inclination of the second rotating table;
a step of fixing the measuring jig to the work fixing section;
a step of measuring a height from a table surface of the wire electric discharge machine to an upper end of the spherical
surface;

a step of bringing the wire electrode into contact with the spherical surface from opposing directions on a same straight
line and measuring two points on the spherical surface;

a step of bringing the wire electrode into contact with the spherical surface from a direction along a straight line which
passes through a midpoint of the obtained two points and intersects the straight line at right angles and measuring one point
on the spherical surface;

a step of obtaining a center point position on the X-Y plane of the spherical surface on the basis of positions of the measured
three points; and

a step of calculating coordinates of a reference point on a table center of the second rotating table from the height from
the bottom surface of the fixed section to the distal end of the spherical surface, the height from the table surface of the
discharge machine to the upper end of the spherical surface, the angle of inclination of the second rotating table, and the
center point position on the X-Y plane of the spherical surface, which are measured.

US Pat. No. 9,212,593

STRUCTURE OF DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR CDA ENGINE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A structure of a dual exhaust system for a cylinder deactivation (CDA) engine, comprising:
two inlet pipes through which exhaust gas emitted from an engine of a vehicle is introduced into two main mufflers, respectively;
two outlet pipes, each of which protrudes and extends from an inside of a corresponding main muffler to an outside of the
corresponding main muffler, wherein each of the two outlet pipes releases the exhaust gas passing through the corresponding
main muffler to an outside of the vehicle therethrough;

a connecting pipe disposed in a vehicle width direction and connecting between the two main mufflers; and
a valve mounted on one outlet pipe of the two outlet pipes to open and close the one outlet pipe,
wherein when the valve is closed, the exhaust gas passing through one of the main mufflers is introduced into the other main
muffler of the two outlet pipes through the connecting pipe and then is emitted to the outside of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,215,752

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH THROUGH-DISPLAY NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY

Google Technology Holding...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a display;
a near field communication circuit comprising a first antenna element;
a wide area network communication circuit comprising a second antenna element;
a substrate, wherein one or more of the near field communication circuit or the wide area network communication circuit is
disposed on the substrate; and

a battery to provide power to the substrate, wherein:
the first antenna element is disposed on a first side of the substrate,
both the second antenna element and the battery are disposed on a second side of the substrate different from the first side
of the substrate,

the battery is disposed between the second antenna element and the substrate, and
the first antenna element is disposed between the display and the first side of the substrate, and
wherein the display is configured to display a graphical emission indicator at a location of the display corresponding to
a portion of the display associated with the first antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,215,317

UNIFIED CALLER IDENTIFICATION ACROSS MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION MODES

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method comprising:
identifying a phone number for a mobile device that is operable in a first communication mode and a second communication mode,
wherein the phone number is associated with the mobile device when the mobile device is operating in the first communication
mode;

receiving an outgoing call request for a call to be placed from the mobile device to a receiving device in the second communication
mode;

determining that the mobile device is authorized to use the phone number when in the first communication mode; and
in response to determining that the mobile device is authorized to use the phone number when in the first communication mode,
routing the outgoing call request to the receiving device in the second communication mode, including identifying the mobile
device to the receiving device using the phone number associated with the mobile device when in the first communication mode.

US Pat. No. 9,214,711

TWIST SEPTUM POLARIZATION ROTATOR

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A waveguide polarization rotator, comprising:
a unitary body with a first bore; a diametral first septum of the unitary body extending between sidewalls of the first bore;
the first septum twisting between a first end of the first septum and a second end of the first septum.
US Pat. No. 9,212,994

FLUORESCENCE DETECTOR, FILTER DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A microfluidic filtering device for filtering fluid comprising:
a sealed, single-piece cast polymer structure made of transparent polymer material, the cast polymer structure having
a vertical microfluidic inputting channel at one end of the cast polymer structure, into which fluid is adapted to be input,
a vertical microfluidic outputting channel at another end of the cast polymer structure, from which filtered fluid is adapted
to be output, and

a filter element embedded within an internal empty space of the cast polymer structure, the filter element being located underneath
the microfluidic inputting channel and above the microfluidic outputting channel,

wherein the microfluidic inputting channel is axially aligned with the microfluidic outputting channel and the microfluidic
outputting channel is adapted to be connected with a microfluidic circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,214,809

DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURING CURRENT SHARING AND FAULT MONITORING IN REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY MODULES

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
by computer program instructions of a computing device,
setting, for at least one redundant power supply module in dependence upon present power requirements of a plurality of components
presently installed in an electrically powered system, a current sharing tolerance and a fault reporting tolerance, wherein
the current sharing tolerance specifies a maximum amount from which the at least one redundant power supply module may vary
from another power supply module.

US Pat. No. 9,214,763

FLY LINE CONNECTOR

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A fly line connector, comprising:
a main body, having an upper surface, a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, and a front surface connected between
the upper surface and the lower surface, wherein the main body comprises:

at least one opening, disposed on the upper surface of the main body;
at least one passage, located in the main body and connected to the at least one opening; and
at least two grooves, disposed between the at least one passage and the lower surface of the main body to connect the at least
one passage to the lower surface of the main body; and

at least two pins, disposed on the lower surface of the main body and respectively corresponding to one of the at least two
grooves,

wherein the fly line connector is adapted to be joined by at least two fly lines of a magnetic element, wherein the at least
two fly lines are inserted into the fly line connector via the at least one opening, and sequentially pass through the at
least one passage and the at least two grooves to electrically connect to the at least two pins.

US Pat. No. 9,212,280

REDISPERSIBLE POLYMER POWDER MIXTURES FOR USE IN DRY-MIX FORMULATIONS

Rohm and Haas Company, P...

1. A mixture comprising first and second redispersible polymer powders, wherein:
a. the first redispersible polymer powder comprises polymer particles primarily comprising a copolymer having a glass transition
temperature of 60 degrees Celsius or higher and an acid level in a range of 0.1 to 8 weight-percent percent as determined
by potentiometric titration according to ASTM D664; and

b. the second redispersible polymer powder is selected from vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer redispersible polymer powders
and polymer powders of a blend of vinyl acetate ethylene copolymer and vinyl ester of versatic acid copolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,215,450

AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

HannStar Display Corporat...

1. An auto-stereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) display, comprising:
a display module, comprising a display panel and a barrier unit, wherein the display panel has a plurality of odd-column pixels
and a plurality of even-column pixels, and the barrier unit coordinates with a left-eye image and a right-eye image displayed
by the display panel to switch a plurality of vertically and alternatively arranged slits and barriers, so as to produce a
stereoscopic image through parallax in a left eye and a right eye; and

a driving module, coupled to the display module, and providing a plurality of left-eye image data and a plurality of right-eye
image data to drive the display module, wherein the driving module drives the odd-column pixels and the even-column pixels
respectively according to different driving timings to respectively and sequentially enable the odd-column pixels and the
even-column pixels during a plurality of corresponding frame periods and allow the odd-column pixels and the even-column pixels
to receive the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data, so as to allow the display panel to display the left-eye
image and the right-eye image,

wherein the driving module comprises:
a timing controller, generating at least one left-eye image start signal, at least one right-eye image start signal, at least
one left-eye image clock signal, and at least one right-eye image clock signal;

a first gate driver, coupled to the odd-column pixels and the timing controller, and sequentially enabling the odd-column
pixels according to the at least one left-eye image start signal and the at least one left-eye image clock signal;

a second gate driver, coupled to the even-column pixels and the timing controller, and sequentially enabling the even-column
pixels according to the at least one right-eye image start signal and the at least one right-eye image clock signal; and

a source driver, coupled to the timing controller, outputting the left-eye image data to the odd-column pixels according to
the at least one left-eye image clock signal, and outputting the right-eye image data to the even-column pixels according
to the at least one right-eye image clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,215,114

DOUBLE-SAMPLING RECEIVER WITH DYNAMIC OFFSET MODULATION FOR OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL SIGNALING

California Institute of T...

1. An apparatus for signal receiving, comprising:
a front-end for signal communication including:
a double sampling circuit for sampling an input voltage, at the end of two consecutive bit times, producing a voltage difference
used to determine a signal received on the front end; and

a dynamic offset modulation (DOM) circuit for applying a dynamic offset voltage to the voltage difference, wherein the DOM
circuit avoids input-dependent performance degradation and the front-end has a bandwidth that is at least an order of magnitude
less than a bandwidth of the signal.

US Pat. No. 9,214,333

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR UNIFORM REDUCTION OF THE IN-FEATURE WET ETCH RATE OF A SILICON NITRIDE FILM FORMED BY ALD

Lam Research Corporation,...

17. An apparatus for depositing SiN films having reduced wet etch rates on semiconductor substrates, the apparatus comprising:
a processing chamber;
a substrate holder in the processing chamber;
one or more gas inlets for flowing gases into the processing chamber;
a vacuum source for removing gases from the processing chamber;
a plasma generator for generating plasmas within the processing chamber; and
one or more controllers comprising machine-readable instructions for operating the one or more gas inlets, vacuum source,
and plasma generator to deposit SiN film layers onto substrates, the instructions of the one or more controllers comprising
instructions for:

(a) operating the one or more gas inlets to flow a film precursor into the processing chamber and adsorbing the film precursor
onto a semiconductor substrate held in the substrate holder such that the film precursor forms an adsorption-limited layer
on the substrate, the film precursor comprising Si;

(b) operating the vacuum source to remove at least some unadsorbed film precursor from the volume surrounding the adsorbed
film precursor;

(c) after removing unadsorbed film precursor in (b), operating the plasma generator to generate a plasma comprising N-containing
ions and/or radicals, and reacting the adsorbed film precursor by exposing it to said plasma to form a SiN film layer on the
substrate;

(e) after reacting the adsorbed precursor in (c), operating the plasma generator to generate a plasma comprising He having
a power density relative to the substrate surface of between about 0.035 and 2.2 W/cm2, and densifying the SiN film layer by exposing it to said plasma for between 0.5 and 15 seconds; and

(g) repeating (a), (b), (c), and (e) to form another densified SiN film layer on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,214,209

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

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

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
N (N is an integer equal to two or more) number of address lines;
N number of data lines; and
a plurality of storage sections, each of the storage sections including:
an address decoder which decodes an address inputted from the N number of address lines, and outputs a word selection signal
to a word line; and

a plurality of storage elements, each of which being connected to the word line and the data lines, storing data configuring
a truth table, and inputting and outputting the data to and from the data lines based on the word selection signal inputted
from the word line,

wherein the N number of address lines of one storage section are respectively connected to the data lines of the N number
of other storage sections, and the N number of data lines of one storage section are respectively connected to the address
lines of the N number of other storage sections,

wherein the address decoder includes a row decoder and a column decoder,
wherein the row decoder decodes an address inputted from the M (M is an integer equal to five or less) number of address lines,
and outputs the word selection signal to the word line, and

wherein the column decoder decodes an address inputted from the L (L is an integer of N?5) number of address lines and outputs
a data selection signal which selects the N number of data lines outputted from the plurality of storage elements.

US Pat. No. 9,215,804

CIRCUIT STACK STRUCTURE

HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORAT...

1. A circuit stack structure disposed on an active component array substrate, comprising first areas and second areas which
are alternatively arranged, wherein the circuit stack structure comprises:
a first conductor layer overlapped on a glass substrate of the active component array substrate, comprising a plurality of
first metal wires arranged at intervals, wherein an area range of each first metal wire is consistent with an area range of
each of the first areas, and an area range of a gap between any two adjacent first metal wires is consistent with an area
range of the second area;

a plurality of first propping portions respectively disposed in the second areas and electrically isolated with the first
metal wires; and

a protective layer covering the first conductor layer and the first propping portions, wherein at least with supporting by
the first propping portions, top surfaces of the protective layer in the first areas are coplanar with top surfaces of the
protective layer in the second areas.

US Pat. No. 9,215,384

METHOD OF PROCESSING AN INFRARED IMAGE, INFRARED IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method of processing an infrared image, the method comprising:
capturing the infrared image;
processing the infrared image to provide a background portion of the infrared image and a detail portion of the infrared image;
scaling the background portion and/or the detail portion to provide a level of the detail portion relative to a level of the
background portion;

receiving a user operated control signal value from a user controlling two variables with a single control, wherein the processing
and the scaling use filtering and gain values, respectively, corresponding to the control signal value;

merging the background portion and the detail portion after the scaling to provide a processed infrared image, wherein the
merging of the background and the detail portion is controlled by the two variables, wherein a first variable of the two variables
represents a standard deviation of the radiometric Gaussian, and wherein a second variable of the two variables represents
a ratio between a dynamic range of the detail portion and a dynamic range of the background portion; and

storing or displaying the processed infrared image.

US Pat. No. 9,214,692

POLY(BENZIMIDAZOLE-CO-BENZOXAZOLE) AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. Poly(benzimidazole-co-benzoxazole) having polybenzimidazole to which benzoxazole units are introduced, wherein the polv(benzimidazole-co-benzoxazole)
consists of the following recurring benzimadazole units

and the following recurring benzoxazole units

US Pat. No. 9,214,489

PHOTODIODE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, PHOTODIODE ARRAY, SPECTROPHOTOMETER AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

National University Corpo...

1. A photodiode, comprising:
a first-conduction-type region in a semiconductor layer made of silicon;
an insulator layer being in contact with the semiconductor layer; and
a second-conduction-type region located between the first-conduction-type layer and an interface between the semiconductor
layer and the insulator layer, the second-conduction-type region having a polarity opposite to the first-conduction-type region,

wherein a thickness of a non-depleted region of the second-conduction-type region is larger than roughness of the interface
between the semiconductor layer and the insulator layer in a region having a length of 1 ?m in a direction parallel to the
interface, and is smaller than a penetration depth of ultraviolet light at which an intensity of the ultraviolet light in
a wavelength range of 200-320 nm entering the semiconductor layer is equal to 1/e times the intensity of the same ultraviolet
light at an outermost surface of the silicon.

US Pat. No. 9,211,885

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicle control apparatus for controlling a vehicle equipped with a plurality of driving sources including an engine
and a rotating electrical machine, the vehicle control apparatus comprising:
a driver request torque command value calculating device that calculates a driver request torque command value based on driver
operation information;

a driving-source command value calculating device that calculates a plurality of driving-source command values used to separately
control the plurality of driving sources by dividing the driver request torque command value among the plurality of driving
sources;

a monitor value calculating device that calculates a driver request torque monitor value and a plurality of driving-source
monitor values, the driver request torque monitor value being used to monitor an abnormality in the driver request torque
command value, the plurality of driving-source monitor values being used to monitor an abnormality in the plurality of driving-source
command values;

a driver request torque monitor margin setting device that sets a driver request torque monitor margin, the driver request
torque monitor margin being used to determine the abnormality in the driver request torque command value based a driver request
torque excess amount which is a difference between the driver request torque command value and the driver request torque monitor
value;

a driving-source monitor margin calculating device that calculates a plurality of driving-source monitor margins based on
the driver request torque monitor margin, the plurality of driving-source monitor margins being used to determine the abnormality
in the plurality of driving-source command values based on a plurality of driving-source excess amounts which is a difference
between the plurality of driving-source command values and the plurality of driving-source monitor values; and

an abnormality determining device that determines the abnormality in the plurality of driving-source command values based
on the plurality of driving-source monitor margins before the driving-source command values are outputted to the driving sources
without using control results obtained by actually controlling the driving sources with the driving-source command values.

US Pat. No. 9,215,618

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND BASE STATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication system comprising:
at least one user equipment configured to execute voice communication and data communication by exchanging packets;
multiple base stations each configured to execute wireless communication with the user equipment; and
a control station configured to control establishment of bearers and sessions used for communication of the user equipment
executed via the base stations,

the base station comprising:
a radio communicator configured to execute radio communication with the user equipment;
a network communicator configured to execute communication with the control station and another base station;
a congestion level determiner configured to determine a voice congestion level indicating a degree of congestion of voice
communication in the base station, and to determine a data congestion level indicating a degree of congestion of data communication
in the base station;

a bearer establisher configured to establish a data bearer to be used for data communication and a voice bearer to be used
for voice communication on the basis of control by the control station;

a waiting timer section configured to start a timer after establishment of the data bearer, the timer expiring after passage
of a predetermined time; and

an access point controller configured to select an access point base station for the user equipment on the basis of the congestion
level in the base station and the congestion level in another base station, and to indicate the access point base station
to the user equipment,

the control station configured to, when the user equipment executes voice communication, start voice communication session
for the user equipment after the bearer establisher of the base station establishes the data bearer, and to control the bearer
establisher of the base station to establish the voice bearer after starting the voice communication session,

the access point controller of the base station configured to, after expiration of the timer started by the waiting tinier
section, select the access point base station for the user equipment on the basis of the voice congestion levels and indicate
the access point base station to the user equipment if the voice bearer has been established, the access point controller
of the base station configured to, after expiration of the timer started by the waiting timer section, select the access point
base station for the user equipment on the basis of the data congestion levels and indicate the access point base station
to the user equipment if the voice bearer has not been established.

US Pat. No. 9,214,906

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING HIGH AND LOW ENABLE MODES FOR CONTROLLING RADIO-FREQUENCY AMPLIFIERS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An enable circuit for a radio-frequency (RF) amplifier, the enable circuit comprising:
a plurality of input ports, each configured to receive a control signal; and
a logical section connected to the input ports and configured to be capable of generating a plurality of output signals based
on different combinations of the plurality of control signals, the output signals including a first set of output signals
to control a power state of the RF amplifier in a first enable mode and a second set of output signals to control the power
state the RF amplifier in a second enable mode.

US Pat. No. 9,214,659

USE OF A CERAMIC SEPARATOR IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES, COMPRISING AN ELECTROLYTE CONTAINING IONIC FLUIDS

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. A method comprising installing a separator in a battery, wherein the separator has a ceramic surface and which comprises
a sheetlike flexible substrate which has a multiplicity of openings and a coating present on and in this substrate, the material
of the substrate being selected from woven and non-woven nonelectroconductive natural or polymeric fibers and the coating
being a porous electroinsulating ceramic coating, the separator being filled with an electrolyte composition comprising a
conducting salt and a base component, the main constituent of the base component, at a fraction of greater than 50% by mass,
being at least one ionic liquid (A) having a melting point of less than 100° C.,
wherein the separator is filled with the electrolyte either before or after the separator is installed in the battery, and
wherein the ionic liquid (A) comprises at least one salt selected from the following structures 1 to 14:

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6, are identical or different, and are hydrogen, hydroxyl, alkoxy, sulfanyl (R—S—), NH2—, NHR—, or NRR?— group, wherein R and R? can be identical or different, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl groups having
1 to 8 carbon atoms, or halogen,

except that for cations of the structures 10 and 11, at least one of R1 to R4 is not hydrogen, and is
a linear or branched aliphatic hydrocarbon radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, which may be substituted or unsubstituted,
a cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon radical having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, which may be substituted or unsubstituted,
an aromatic hydrocarbon radical having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, which may be substituted or unsubstituted,
an alkylaryl radical having 7 to 40 carbon atoms, which may be substituted or unsubstituted,
a linear or branched aliphatic hydrocarbon radical which is interrupted by one or more heteroatoms and has 2 to 20 carbon
atoms, which may be substituted or unsubstituted,

a linear or branched aliphatic hydrocarbon radical which is interrupted by one or more functionalities selected from the group
—O—C(O)—, —(O)C—O—, —NH—C(O)—, —(O)C—NH, —(CH3)N—C(O)—, —(O)C—N(CH3)—, —S(O)2—O—, —O—S(O)2—, —S(O)2—NH—, —NH—S(O)2—, —S(O)2—N(CH3)—, —N(CH3)—S(O)2—, and has 2 to 20 carbon atoms, which may be substituted or unsubstituted, or

a terminally HO—, H2N—, H3CN(H)-functionalized linear or branched aliphatic hydrocarbon radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, which may be substituted
or unsubstituted;

and the base component additionally comprises a film former (B) comprising a functionalized ionic liquid having an organic
cation selected from the organic cations of said structures 1 to 14, wherein at least one of substituents R1 to R6 has a multiple
bond.

US Pat. No. 9,214,334

HIGH GROWTH RATE PROCESS FOR CONFORMAL ALUMINUM NITRIDE

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method of processing a semiconductor substrate having features in a reaction chamber, the method comprising:
(a) exposing the substrate to an aluminum-containing precursor for a duration sufficient to substantially adsorb to a surface
of the substrate;

(b) purging the aluminum-containing precursor from the reaction chamber for a duration insufficient to remove substantially
all of the aluminum-containing precursor from the gas phase;

(c) exposing the substrate to a nitrogen-containing precursor for a duration sufficient to drive a thermally mediated reaction
to form a layer of aluminum nitride on the surface of the substrate, wherein the layer of aluminum nitride is substantially
conformal to the substrate and has a thickness of about 1.5 Å or greater;

(d) purging the nitrogen-containing precursor in gas phase from the reaction chamber; and
(e) repeating (a) through (d).

US Pat. No. 9,213,929

PATTERN PRINTED SHEET

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A pattern printed sheet comprising a substrate and a non-visible light-reflective transparent pattern printed on a surface
of the substrate, wherein an ink for forming the transparent pattern contains a non-visible light-reflective material capable
of selectively reflecting a light having a wavelength in a non-visible light range, a non-visible light reflectance of the
transparent pattern as measured at a peak selective reflection wavelength being 13 to 50%, and the transparent pattern has
a dot pattern, and has a multilayer structure in section which is repeated at predetermined intervals and, when observing
a section of the structure, a repeated layer structure appears every 180° when the liquid crystal molecule is rotated, as
observed by a scanning electron microscope, and reflects only a circular polarization component in a predetermined rotation
direction relative to an incident light applied thereto,
wherein the multilayer structure is formed from a liquid crystal material having a fixed cholesteric structure, wherein the
liquid crystal material having a fixed cholesteric structure is made of a chiral nematic liquid crystal material formed by
mixing a nematic liquid crystal with a chiral agent, wherein the nematic liquid crystal is in the form of a compound having
an acrylate structure, the non-visible light reflectance being attained by the liquid crystal material having the fixed cholesteric
structure,

wherein the transparent pattern printed has a thickness of from 1 to 20 ?m, and
wherein the nematic liquid crystal includes a compound represented by a formula selected from the group consisting of the
following formulae (1), (2), (4)-(9), and (11):


wherein in formula (11), X1 is a number from 2 to 5.

US Pat. No. 9,212,302

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ZIRCONIA-REINFORCED ALUMINA GRAINS, IN PARTICULAR ABRASIVE GRAINS, AND GRAINS PRODUCED BY SUCH METHOD

1. Method for producing polycrystalline zirconia-reinforced alumina (Al2O3) grains, comprising at least the following steps:
a) inductively melting a solid starting mixture to form a eutectic melt composed of alumina and zirconia;
b) applying the eutectic melt as a thin layer material having a layer thickness with quenching of the thin layer material;
c) removing the thin layer material as grains;
d) the grains being polycrystalline, formed without amorphous glass phases, and having an alumina matrix containing zirconia
precipitates; and

e) at least a portion of the zirconia precipitates are segregated in the nanoscale range, with greater than 50% of the zirconia
precipitates having diameters less than 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,214,277

CAPACITOR HAVING A PLURALITY OF MINUTE INTERNAL ELECTRODE PORTIONS FILLED BY A DIELECTRIC LAYER

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

1. A capacitor, comprising:
a dielectric layer including
a first surface,
a second surface facing the first surface, and
a plurality of through-holes communicating between the first surface and the second surface, the plurality of through-holes
including a first plurality of through-hole portions, a second plurality of through-hole portions, and a third plurality of
through-hole portions, the first surface and the second surface communicating with each other through the first plurality
of through-hole portions, the second plurality of through-hole portions, and the third plurality of through-hole portions;

a first external electrode layer disposed on the first surface;
a second external electrode layer disposed on the second surface;
a plurality of first internal electrode portions provided in the first plurality of through-hole portions, one end of each
of the first internal electrode portions being connected to the first external electrode layer, the other end of each of the
first internal electrode portions being insulated from the second external electrode layer;

a plurality of second internal electrode portions provided in the second plurality of through-hole portions, one end of each
of the second internal electrode portions being connected to the second external electrode layer, the other end of each of
the second internal electrode portions being insulated from the first external electrode layer; and

a plurality of close contact portions bringing at least one of the first external electrode layer and the second external
electrode layer into close contact with the dielectric layer, the plurality of close contact portions being provided in the
third plurality of through-hole portions, the plurality of close contact portions including a plurality of resin material
layers; wherein each of the plurality of resin material layers are connected to the first external electrode layer and the
second external electrode layer, the plurality of resin material layers filling the third plurality of through-hole portions.

US Pat. No. 9,214,185

ADAPTIVE FILTER-BASED NARROWBAND INTERFERENCE DETECTION, ESTIMATION AND CANCELLATION

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A data processing system comprising:
an adaptive notch filter operable to estimate an interference frequency in data samples;
a convergence detector operable to determine whether the interference frequency converges on a value when the data samples
contain interference; and

an interference removal circuit operable to remove the interference from the data samples.

US Pat. No. 9,213,918

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION BASED ON AN IMAGE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:
a reception module configured to receive one or more features of an instrument panel of a vehicle, the instrument panel having
a layout of instrumentation;

a dashboard module configured to model the layout of instrumentation by representing the layout of instrumentation as a first
layout model, the first layout model having a first set of outlines and a first set of relative positions of the first set
of outlines, the relative positions including an orientation of an outline of the first set of outlines, the orientation including
an angular attitude and a rotational attitude of the outline;

a correlation module configured to access a second layout model that correlates a vehicle model with a second set of outlines
and a second set of relative positions of the second set of outlines;

a processor configured by an identification module to determine a correspondence between the first layout model and the second
layout model; and

a notification module configured to provide a notification identifying the vehicle model corresponding to the second layout
model as a vehicle model for the first layout model.

US Pat. No. 9,212,900

SURFACE FEATURES CHARACTERIZATION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
two photon emitters configured to emit photons onto a surface of an article;
a flash lamp configured to minimize vibrations while detecting photons scattered from features in the surface of the article;
a photon detector array comprising a plurality of photon detectors configured to receive photons scattered from features in
the surface of the article;

a mapping means for mapping the features in the surface of the article,
wherein the mapping means provides two maps of the features in the surface of the article respectively corresponding to the
two photon emitters; and

a characterizing means for characterizing the features of the surface of the article based on photon scattering intensity
distributions of the features.

US Pat. No. 9,215,281

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES OF AN APPLIANCE

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A server programmed to:
cause a device in global computer network communication with the server to present a graphical user interface comprising at
least one programmable feature of a home heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) thermostat;

receive data over the global computer network from the device related to setting the programmable feature of the home HVAC
thermostat; and

send programming data for the programmable feature from the server directly to the home HVAC thermostat;
wherein the server is remote from the home HVAC thermostat, and is configured to bidirectionally communicate with the home
HVAC thermostat.

US Pat. No. 9,215,026

RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio base station apparatus comprising:
a generation section that generates each of channel quality measurement reference signals using a scrambling code associated
with a cell ID;

a mapping section that maps each of the channel quality measurement reference signals to a resource in time and frequency
domains based on a shifting number indicative of a shifting pattern; and

a transmission section that performs orthogonalization processing on the channel quality measurement reference signals to
be orthogonal among transmission antennas and transmits each of the channel quality measurement reference signals to a mobile
terminal device,

wherein the mobile terminal apparatus is notified of the shifting number and a radio resource with no data signal arranged
as common control information or dedicated control information, and

the shifting number and the radio resource with no data signal arranged are used as a basis to control transmission of a data
signal in the resource in time and frequency domains.

US Pat. No. 9,213,045

ACTIVE LATERAL FORCE STICTION SELF-RECOVERY FOR MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS DEVICES

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A method for recovering from a stiction event in a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device, the method comprising:
subjecting the MEMS device to a force sufficient to cause stiction between a moving portion of the MEMS device and a fixed
portion of the MEMS device, wherein the MEMS device comprises a teeter-totter accelerometer and the moving portion of the
MEMS device is a rotating proof mass;

exerting a release force to the MEMS device sufficient to release the stiction between the moving portion of the MEMS device
and the fixed portion of the MEMS device, wherein

the release force comprises a release force vector orthogonal to a stiction force vector associated with the stiction,
said exerting is performed by a component in a package comprising the MEMS device, and
the release force is an electromagnetic force.

US Pat. No. 9,212,486

COLUMN STRUCTURE AND BASE MEMBER

Hitachi Metals Techno, Lt...

1. A column structure comprising:
a column member that is integrally provided with a flange at each of two width direction sides of a web;
a base member that has the column member joined to an upper side of the base member;
a first anchor member including a lower end side that is fixed to a foundation, and including an upper end side to which the
base member is fixed at the opposite side of the flange to the web side; and

a second anchor member including a lower end side that is fixed to the foundation, and including an upper end side to which
the base member is fixed at the web width direction inside of the first anchor member, the second anchor member having a smaller
yield deformation than the first anchor member, and the second anchor member being closer to the flange than the first anchor
member.

US Pat. No. 9,212,263

REACTIVE IONIC LIQUID, AND ION-IMMOBILIZED METAL OXIDE PARTICLE, ION-IMMOBILIZED ELASTOMER, AND TRANSDUCER USING SAME

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A reactive ionic liquid comprising an ion pair that consists of an anion and a cation, wherein
(a) the anion comprises:
(a1) a reactive group that consists of an alkoxysilyl group; and
(a2) an anionic group consisting of a carboxylate (—COO?) group or a sulfonate (—SO3) group, and

(b) the cation:
(b1) consists of an imidazolium, ammonium, pyrrolidinium, morpholinium, or phosphonium cation; and
(b2) does not comprise an N—H group or a P—H group.
US Pat. No. 9,212,154

CYSTEINE DERIVATIVE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of N-acetyl-2-methylthiazolidine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid 2-ethyl ester and
a salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,211,332

SELECTIVE RESONANCE OF BODILY AGENTS

The Invention Science Fun...

1. A method, comprising
identifying an agent in a body that modulates a biological activity in the body;
selecting a set of noncontinuous differing energy inputs specific to the agent, wherein the set of differing energy inputs
selectively resonates a plurality of resonant structures in the agent, including resonating at least one bond; and

directing the set of differing energy inputs towards the agent while it is in the body,
wherein directing the set of differing energy inputs towards the agent changes its modulation of the biological activity in
the body.

US Pat. No. 9,214,231

CROSSBAR MEMORY TO PROVIDE CONTENT ADDRESSABLE FUNCTIONALITY

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A crossbar memory to provide content-addressable functionality, the crossbar memory comprising:
a first crossbar to write data values corresponding to a word;
a second crossbar, substantially parallel to the first crossbar, to receive voltage for activation of data values across the
second crossbar;

an output line, that interconnects with the crossbars at junctions, to read the data values at the junctions; and
a logic module to determine whether the second crossbar data values correspond to the word written in the first crossbar,
wherein the crossbar memory includes m number of crossbars and activates data values sequentially through m?1 number of crossbars
to determine whether each of the m?1 number of crossbars correspond to the data values across the first crossbar, the data
values across the first crossbar corresponding to the word.

US Pat. No. 9,212,212

TARGETING COMPLEMENT FACTOR H FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a complement receptor 2 (CR2)-factor H (FH) molecule comprising:
a) a CR2 portion comprising a CR2 or a fragment thereof, and
b) a FH portion comprising a FH or a fragment thereof, said FH portion or fragment thereof comprising at least the first four
N-terminal short consensus repeat (SCR) domains of FH,

wherein the CR2 portion of the CR2-FH molecule is capable of binding to a CR2 ligand;
wherein the FH portion of the CR2-FH molecule is capable of inhibiting activation of the alternative complement pathway; and
wherein said pharmaceutical composition comprises an amount of said CR2-FH molecule of about 0.01 ?g/kg to about 300 mg/kg.

US Pat. No. 9,215,393

ON-DEMAND CREATION OF REPORTS

Flextronics AP, LLC, San...

1. A method of reporting status of a television, comprising:
a processor determining that a new reporting period has begun;
in response to the processor determining that the new reporting period has begun, the processor formatting a report having
at least one attribute of the television, wherein the report comprises a set of core data associated with substantially static
attributes of the television;

the processor storing the report in a non-volatile memory associated with the television;
the processor maintaining the stored report in the non-volatile memory until a transmission period, wherein a delay exists
between storing the report and the transmission period;

the processor determining that a new transmission period has begun;
in response to the processor determining that the new transmission period has begun and during the transmission period, the
processor determining that the stored report is unsent;

if the report is unsent, the processor transmitting the stored report to a receiver;
determining one or more of if the report was successfully transmitted and if the report was successfully received; and
in response to one or more of successfully transmitting and successfully receiving the stored report, the processor deleting
the transmitted report from the non-volatile memory.

US Pat. No. 9,214,375

END EFFECTOR HAVING MULTIPLE-POSITION CONTACT POINTS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus for lifting a substrate, the apparatus comprising:
a first piece;
a second piece;
a set of first contact points in a first plane, wherein at least one first contact point is on the first piece and at least
one first contact point is on the second piece;

a set of second contact points, wherein at least one second contact point is on the first piece and at least one second contact
point is on the second piece; and

an actuator that translates the first piece, substantially parallel to the first plane, between a first position and a second
position relative to the second piece,

the first position arranging the set of first contact points so that all of the contact points of the set of first contact
points are able to engage the substrate, and further arranging the set of second contact points so that none of the contact
points of the set of second contact points are able to engage the substrate, and wherein the first position also arranges
that all of the contact points of the set of first contact points are included in an area that is defined by the substrate,
and further wherein the first position also arranges that all of the contact points of the set of second contact points are
outside the area that is defined by the substrate, and

the second position arranging the set of second contact points so that all of the contact points of the set of second contact
points are able to engage the substrate, and further arranging the set of first contact points so that none of the contact
points of the set of first contact points are able to engage the substrate, and wherein the second position also arranges
that all of the contact points of the set of second contact points are included in the area that is defined by the substrate,
and further wherein the second position also arranges that all of the contact points of the set of first contact points are
outside the area that is defined by the substrate,
wherein at least one first contact point or at least one second contact point is a flat area of a pad on which the substrate
is configured to rest.

US Pat. No. 9,215,812

SUPPORT BODY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUPPORT BODY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, AND WIRING STRUCTURE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A support body comprising:
a support substrate obtained by heating prepreg so as to cure the prepreg;
an adhesion adjusting layer embedded in the support substrate in a certain region of the support substrate excluding an outer
peripheral portion of the support substrate, the adhesion adjusting layer is rigidly adhered to the support substrate;

a peeling layer formed on the support substrate so as to cover the adhesion adjusting layer, wherein the peeling layer is
temporarily adhered to the outer peripheral portion of the support substrate, the peeling layer is in contact with the adhesion
adjusting layer but is not adhered to the adhesion adjusting layer, and the peeling layer is made of a silicone resin or a
fluororesin or is formed using a silicone-based releasing agent or a fluorine-based releasing agent;

a metal foil formed on the peeling layer, the metal foil comprising a first surface on which the peeling layer is formed,
and a second surface on which a multilayer wiring structure is formed, the second surface being opposite to the first surface,

wherein the adhesion adjusting layer is configured to adjust a contact area between the peeling layer and the support substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,215,609

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING WIRELESS LINK QUALITY

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
retrieving, by a network device on a network, packet transmission data for a set of packets transmitted on the network, wherein
a packet is transmitted on the network at a transmission rate;

calculating packet delivery ratios for at least two subsets of packets of the set of packets, wherein packet delivery ratios
are calculated using packet transmission data, and wherein each subset of packets is transmitted at a different transmission
rate;

determining a weight for each of the at least two subsets of packets, wherein a weight is determined using a total number
of packets transmitted at a transmission rate and a total number of packets transmitted across the set of transmission rates;

calculating a weighted average throughput for the at least two subsets of packets, wherein the weighted average throughput
is calculated using the packet delivery ratios of the at least two subsets of packets and the weights of the at least two
subsets of packets;

calculating a network link quality based on the weighted average throughput; and
managing, by the network device, selection of routes for transmission of packets in the network based upon the calculated
network link quality.

US Pat. No. 9,215,528

FLAT PANEL ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AUDIO PLAYING APPARATUS THEREOF

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. An audio playing apparatus for a flat panel electronic device, comprising:
an audio generator operable to generate a left channel audio and a right channel audio;
a sensor operable to detect a placed state of the flat panel electronic device, the placed state including a portrait state
and a landscape state;

a plurality of speakers configured such that at least one pair of speakers of the plurality of speakers is symmetrically disposed
at a left side and a right side of the flat panel electronic device with respect to a user, irrespective of the placed state
that the flat panel electronic device is placed; and

a controller operable to receive a detecting signal from the sensor and control, based on the detecting signal and a playing
mode of the audio playing apparatus, the plurality of speakers such that the at least one pair of speakers plays the left
channel audio and the right channel audio correspondingly according to the placed state of the flat panel electronic device;

wherein the audio playing apparatus has a power saving mode, and the controller is operable to control only one pair of speakers
of the plurality of speakers to play the left channel audio and the right channel audio correspondingly under the power saving
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,214,963

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING DATA CHANNEL TO ENABLE USE OF DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE LDPC CODING PARAMETERS IN A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage system, comprising:
a non-volatile memory array comprising a plurality of memory pages; and
a controller coupled to the non-volatile memory array through a data channel, the controller being configured to:
use a first set of low-density parity-check (LDPC) coding parameters to encode at a first code rate first data to be stored
into the non-volatile memory array through the data channel, wherein the first set of LDPC coding parameters define a characteristic
of a first matrix used to encode the first data;

detect a change in a condition of the data channel; and
in response to said detecting, use a second set of LDPC coding parameters to encode at a second code rate different from the
first code rate second data to be stored into the non-volatile memory array through the data channel,

wherein the second set of LDPC coding parameters define a characteristic of a second matrix used to encode the second data
and are different from the first set of LDPC coding parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,214,598

PIXEL STRUCTURE OF A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND PIXEL FORMING METHOD THEREOF

HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORAT...

1. A pixel structure of a liquid crystal display panel, comprising:
a first substrate;
a color filter layer, formed on the first substrate, the color filter layer comprising:
a plurality of filtering areas, for filtering light; and
a plurality of blocking areas, for blocking light;
a main spacer, formed on one of the plurality of blocking areas;
a sub spacer, formed on another one of the plurality of blocking areas;
a second substrate;
a thin film transistor, formed on the second substrate;
an insulating layer, formed above the thin film transistor and the second substrate, wherein the insulating layer has a main
area and a recess area, the recess area is a depression on the insulating layer where the sub spacer is formed and the main
area has an area greater than an area of the recess area;

a liquid crystal layer, formed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
wherein a distance from the main area of the insulating layer to the first substrate is less than a distance from the recess
area of the insulating layer to the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,214,445

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

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

1. An electronic component comprising:
a substrate formed of ceramic and including pads on an upper surface thereof;
a plurality of components flip-chip mounted on the upper surface of the substrate with bumps thereof being respectively bonded
to the pads; and

a plurality of additional films located on a lower surface of the substrate and overlapping with the pads that are bonded
to the bumps with respect to each of pairs of the pad and the bump that are bonded together to mount the plurality of components,
the plurality of additional films thereby overlapping all of the pairs of the pad and the bump that are bonded together,

wherein
the plurality of additional films are provided to correspond to the plurality of components, respectively, and
each of the plurality of additional films overlaps with a whole of the pads that are bonded to the bumps of corresponding
component and is smaller than the corresponding component.

US Pat. No. 9,213,739

CONSISTENT AGGREGATION IN A DATABASE

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a database server from a remote application server, a query associated with a calculation scenario that defines
a data flow model that includes one or more calculation nodes and that includes a pre-defined aggregation property, each calculation
node defining one or more operations to execute on the database server, the database server comprising a column-oriented database;

instantiating, by the database server, the calculation scenario, the instantiating, based on the aggregation property, transforming
at least one non-aggregating operation specified by a calculation node into a aggregating operation based on a root node aggregation
of the calculation scenario;

executing, by the database server, the operations defined by the calculation nodes of the optimized calculation scenario to
result in a responsive data set; and

providing, by the database server to the application server, the data set.

US Pat. No. 9,213,659

DEVICES AND METHODS TO RECEIVE INPUT AT A FIRST DEVICE AND PRESENT OUTPUT IN RESPONSE ON A SECOND DEVICE DIFFERENT FROM THE FIRST DEVICE

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor;
a memory accessible to the processor and bearing instructions executable by the processor to:
receive user input into the apparatus implicating an output in response;
determine to present the output on a device separate from the apparatus at least in part based on a first determination that
the user is looking at the device; and

in response to the first determination and to a second determination that a distance between the device and the apparatus
satisfies a test, present the output on the device.

US Pat. No. 9,213,159

FIBER OPTIC MODULE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING REAR CONNECTORS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A telecommunications assembly comprising:
a chassis and a module mounted within the chassis;
the chassis including:
a housing accessible through an open front, the housing including a back opposite the open front;
at least one mounting location defined by the housing;
at least one fiber optic adapter corresponding to each mounting location, each fiber optic adapter including a front end directed
toward the open front and a back end directed toward the back, each front end and each back end configured to receive a fiber
optic connector; and

the at least one fiber optic adapter held by a holder that is removably mounted to the chassis, the holder removable from
the chassis to permit access to the back end of the at least one fiber optic adapter of the holder; and

the module mounted at the at least one mounting location separately from the removable fiber optic adapter holder and including
at least one fiber optic connector engaging the at least one fiber optic adapter of the chassis;

wherein the at least one mounting location of the chassis further includes a fiber optic cable extending to and received within
the back end of the at least one fiber optic adapter, and removal of the holder from the chassis allows access to the fiber
optic cable.

US Pat. No. 9,212,185

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

1. A compound of Formula (D) having the structure:
wherein:
La is CH2, O, NH, or S;

Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
Y is an optionally substituted group selected from among alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;
Z is C(?O), OC(?O), NHC(?O), C(?S), S(?O)x, OS(?O)x, or NHS(?O)x, where x is 1 or 2;

R7 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted C2-C6heterocycloalkyl; R8 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, or substituted or unsubstituted C2-C6heterocycloalkyl; or R7 and R8 taken together form a bond;

R6 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4heteroalkylene, C1-C6alkoxyalkyl, C1-C8alkylaminoalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C8heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, C1-C4alkyl(aryl), C1-C4alkyl(heteroaryl), C1-C4alkyl(C3-C8cycloalkyl), or C1-C4alkyl(C2-C8heterocycloalkyl); or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein one or more
hydrogen atoms are replaced with deuterium.

US Pat. No. 9,215,496

DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF A POINT OF INTEREST IN A MEDIA STREAM THAT INCLUDES CAPTION DATA

GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING...

1. A method, comprising:
computing, by a device comprising a processor, a hash value for a selected string in a sequence of caption data strings associated
with a media stream, wherein the media stream has an order of duplication associated with the sequence of the caption data
strings;

computing a number of strings in the sequence that precede the selected string, wherein the number of strings is based on
the order of duplication; and

mapping, by the device comprising the processor, the number of strings to the sequence of caption data to identify the current
location in the media stream.

US Pat. No. 9,212,704

ELECTROMAGNETICALLY ACTUATED CLUTCH

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A clutch mechanism, comprising:
a case;
a locking ring rotationally secured to the case;
an electromagnetic coil axially slidable toward the locking ring when energized;
a gear;
a lever that pivots in response to the sliding of the coil causing the locking ring to move a greater axial distance than
the coil for all positions of the lever and to selectively engage the gear and hold the gear rotationally secured to the case.

US Pat. No. 9,215,442

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR 3-D IMAGE PROCESSING

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. A 3-D image processing device for processing a 3-D image data, wherein the 3-D image data has a base frame and a dependent
frame, comprising:
a processor, configured to:
detect the 3-D image data to obtain the base frame and the dependent frame;
obtain a dependent block from the dependent frame;
generate a plurality of pixel comparison results by comparing pixels data of the dependent block with a plurality of predetermined
areas which are within the base frame and have the same vertical position as the dependent block;

obtain a base block based on the pixel comparison results, wherein the base block and the dependent block constitute a visual
3-D image block;

generate a compensation dependent frame by performing image compensation for the dependent frame based on the base frame;
and

perform sharpness compensation for the dependent block according to the base block; and
a display device, displaying a 3-D compensation image data according to the base frame and the compensation dependent frame,
wherein the base frame and the dependent frame constitute a visual 3-D image, and the base frame has more image details than
the dependent frame, and the processor further obtains a first detail number and a second detail number by high pass filtering
and thresholding to paired frames of the visual 3-D image, and one of the paired frames is determined as the base frame and
another one of paired frames is determined as the dependent frame according the first detail number and the second detail
number.

US Pat. No. 9,212,884

MEASURING DEVICE

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A measuring device configured for measuring a thickness of a wall, the measuring device comprising:
a bracket comprising a base body, a first installation portion, and a second installation portion, and the first installation
portion and the second installation portion extending from opposite ends of the base body;

a guide assembly movably received through the first installation portion;
a benchmark member mounted on the second installation portion, and an axis of the benchmark member defining a benchmark line;
and

a gauge mounted on the guide assembly, wherein the gauge is configured to be rotated by the guide assembly, the gauge indicates
a measurement when the benchmark member contacts a first surface of the wall, the gauge contacts a second surface of the wall
opposite to the first surface, and a central line of the gauge is coaxial with the benchmark line.

US Pat. No. 9,211,947

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ANGULAR REORIENTATION

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) comprising:
a processor having addressable memory, the processor configured to:
determine a body roll angle error based on a target location in a body reference frame and an orientation of the UAV in the
body reference frame; and

determine one or more aileron actuator commands based on the determined body roll angle error;
wherein the processor of the UAV is further configured to bank-to-turn, and to transition to reorient in attitude based on
an estimated range-to-go and an angular position of the target relative to the UAV.

US Pat. No. 9,215,801

VIA-HOLED CERAMIC SUBSTRATE, METALLIZED VIA-HOLED CERAMIC SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A via-holed ceramic substrate comprising:
a sintered ceramic substrate;
an electroconductive via formed in the sintered ceramic substrate, said electroconductive via having an electroconductive
metal closely filled in a through-hole, said electroconductive metal containing a metal (A) having a melting point of 600°
C. to 1100° C., a metal (B) having a melting point higher than the melting point of the metal (A), and an active metal; and

an active layer formed in the interface between the electroconductive via and the sintered ceramic substrate,
wherein the sintered ceramic substrate is a sintered aluminum nitride substrate;
the metal (A) having the melting point of 600° C. to 1100° C. is one or more selected from a group consisting of gold solder,
silver solder, and copper; and

the metal (B) having the melting point higher than the melting point of the metal (A) is one or more selected from a group
consisting of silver, copper, and gold.

US Pat. No. 9,215,569

BROADCAST MEDIA CONTENT TO SUBSCRIBER GROUP

Cellco Partnership, Bask...

22. A system comprising:
a content database storing media content;
a network device configured to receive a request for media content from a plurality of user devices and transmit the media
content in accordance with at least one of a unicast mode and a broadcast mode;

a content monitoring device configured to count a number of requests for media content received at the network device and
select the mode of the network device based on the number of requests received at the network device;

a broadband virtual path service configured to receive the mode selected by the content monitoring device and enable the network
device to transmit the media content in accordance with at least one of the unicast mode and the broadcast mode, wherein the
broadband virtual path service is configured to modify a network configuration to include an evolved packet core to transmit
media content in accordance with the unicast mode and an evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service core to transmit media
content in accordance with the broadcast mode; and

a billing system configured to determine which user devices have received the media content transmitted from the network device
in accordance with the broadcast mode and to bill only the user devices that accessed the media content transmitted from the
network device in accordance with the broadcast mode.

US Pat. No. 9,214,611

REFLECTING RESIN SHEET, LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A reflecting resin sheet, for providing a reflecting resin layer at the side of a light emitting diode element, comprising:
a peelable substrate, and
the reflecting resin layer provided directly on a surface of the peelable substrate and extending from the surface of the
peelable substrate, wherein

the reflecting resin layer includes a plurality of through holes extending from the surface of the peelable substrate to an
outer surface of the reflecting layer and each through hole is spaced apart from an adjacent through hole in a pattern that
accepts a light emitting diode element from a predetermined arrangement of light emitting diode elements where side spaces
are formed separating the reflecting resin layer from the light emitting diode element, and

the reflecting resin layer is in a B-stage state.

US Pat. No. 9,212,528

LOCK ASSEMBLY WITH CAGELESS DOGS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

18. A method of locking radially adjacent components, comprising:
positioning a lock assembly with respect to a radially adjacent structure, the lock assembly comprising a set of cageless
dogs and an extender body, each of the dogs having a load bearing surface, each dog being circumferentially adjacent to and
in contact with at least one other dog in the set without any structural components of the lock assembly axially extending
between opposite sides of the dogs or interspaced circumferentially between adjacent ones of the dogs;

maintaining the dogs on the extender body by a retainer concentric with the dogs and located at a same longitudinal location
as the dogs;

transitioning the plurality of dogs between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration with the extender body;
engaging the plurality of dogs with at least one shoulder in the radially adjacent structure; and
supporting the lock assembly at the radially adjacent structure with the load bearing surfaces of the dogs against the shoulder.

US Pat. No. 9,211,278

COMPOSITION CONTAINING ARYLNAPHTHALENE LIGNAN DERIVATIVE FOR PREVENTING AND/OR TREATING DEMENTIA

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A method inhibiting formation of 13-amyloid in a human brain, comprising:
administering a therapeutically effective amount of arylnaphthalene lignan derivatives and pharmaceutically acceptable salts
thereof, to a human in need of treatment of a condition associated with the formation of ?-amyloid in the human brain to increase
the amyloid precursor protein sAPP? and thereby decrease ?-amyloid production,

wherein the condition is selected from the group consisting of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and
wherein the arylnaphthalene lignan derivatives are at least one selected from the group consisting of 5-methoxyjusticidin
A represented by Chemical Formula 1, and Chinensinaphthol represented by Chemical Formula 2:


US Pat. No. 9,213,401

ZERO POWER HIBERNATION MODE WITH INSTANT ON

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. A processor, comprising:
power management logic configured to:
receive a control signal requesting the processor to transition into a power saving mode that reduces power to the processor
while retaining a current state of the processor;

store, in response to the control signal, a current state of components of the processor in a non-volatile memory;
adjust power to the processor to a zero power mode to place the processor into the power saving mode, wherein during the
zero power mode the processor is receiving no power, wherein the power management logic is configured to control a
volatile memory to initiate a self-refresh mode prior to adjusting the power in order to maintain data stored in the volatile
memory while the processor is in the power saving mode; and restore the processor to an on mode if in the power saving mode
by adjusting the stored current state of the components in the non-volatile memory to, generate an updated state which is
different from the stored current state, and updating one or more resisters in the processor with the updated state.

US Pat. No. 9,211,616

METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING MANUFACTURE SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A method of constructing a manufacture system for manufacturing one product by sequential manufacture works each of which
is performed by each of at least one manufacture work machine, the method comprising:
preparing, for said each of the at least one manufacture work machine, a main apparatus including: (a) a main frame on which
are to be installed a plurality of work-element performing apparatuses each of which is configured to perform a corresponding
one of a plurality of work elements that constitute a manufacture work as one of the sequential manufacture works, wherein
the plurality of work-element performing apparatuses comprises a work head device, a conveyor, and a component supplier; and
(b) a central control device configured to control the plurality of work-element performing apparatuses in a centralized manner;

preparing, for said each of the at least one manufacture work machine, the plurality of work-element performing apparatuses;
installing the plurality of work-element performing apparatuses prepared for said each of the at least one manufacture work
machine, on the main frame of the main apparatus prepared for said each of the at least one manufacture work machine;

executing setting, via the central control device of the main apparatus prepared for said each of the at least one manufacture
work machine, for controlling the plurality of work-element performing apparatuses prepared for said each of the at least
one manufacture work machine in the centralized manner and for inputting source data, wherein the source data comprises a
plurality of motion codes, and a format of each motion code is common to the work tread device, the conveyor, and the component
supplier.

US Pat. No. 9,214,504

DISPLAY MODULE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. An organic EL display device comprising:
a plurality of pixels each including a pixel driving circuit formed on a substrate, respectively;
a current supply line;
wherein the pixel driving circuit includes a thin film transistor and a capacitor connected to the thin film transistor, the
thin film transistor being connected to the current supply line;

a first insulation layer covering the thin film transistor;
a first electrode layer provided on the first insulation layer, wherein the first electrode layer is connected to the thin
film transistor through a contact hole in the first insulation layer;

a second insulation layer is formed on the first insulation layer and the first electrode layer, the second insulation layer
being provided with an aperture at the first electrode layer;

an organic light emitting layer formed on the second insulation layer and in the aperture and connected to the first electrode
layer through the aperture; and

a second electrode layer formed on the organic light emitting layer and the second insulation layer,
wherein the second insulation layer includes an inner wall at the aperture, the organic light emitting layer being formed
on the inner wall of the second insulation layer and at a bottom portion of the aperture,

a first edge portion of the second insulation layer is sandwiched between the organic light emitting layer and the first electrode
layer,

a second edge portion of the second insulation layer is sandwiched between the organic light emitting layer and the first
electrode layer,

a part of the second insulation layer is formed in the contact hole of the first insulation layer, said part of the second
insulation layer including a portion formed in the contact hole and a portion formed about the contact hole between an upper
surface of the first insulation film and a lower surface of the organic light emitting layer,

a first part of the first electrode layer is formed on an inner wall of the contact hole of the first insulation layer,
the first part of the first electrode layer is connected to the part of the second insulation layer connected to a first part
of the organic light emitting layer,

the first part of the first electrode layer is arranged directly below the part of the second insulation layer, and the part
of the second insulation layer is arranged directly below the first part of the organic light emitting layer,

the first part of the first electrode layer, the part of the second insulation layer, and the first part of the organic light
emitting layer are arranged in this order,

the first edge portion of the second insulation layer is sandwiched between the part of the second insulation layer and the
organic light emitting layer, and

a height of a top surface of the part of the second insulation layer, in the portion of the part of the second insulating
layer formed above the contact hole, from the substrate is higher than a height of the first edge portion of the second insulation
layer from the substrate, the top surface of the part of the second insulation layer being directly connected to the organic
light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,213,688

SMART DATE SELECTOR

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions,
which when executed by a computer, cause the computer to:
receive a date request from a client application if a date description associated with the data request is not a valid date,
the date request including the date description and one or more attributes;

compare the date description and the one or more attributes to a smart date table;
identify a plurality of dates corresponding to the date description and the one or more attributes, the plurality of dates
identified by:

determining whether a portion of the date description matches at least one of a plurality of entries in the smart date table;
determining whether at least one of the attributes matches at least one of the plurality of entries in the smart date table;
and

provide, to the client application, the plurality of dates in a prioritized order that lists dates corresponding to matching
at least one of the attributes as a priority over any other of the identified dates that do not correspond to matching at
least one of the attributes.

US Pat. No. 9,213,617

ERROR RESPONSE CIRCUIT, SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND DATA TRANSFER CONTROL METHOD

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. An error response circuit comprising:
an analysis circuit unit configured to analyze a command transmitted from a first circuit section to a second circuit section
and to detect a status which indicated whether data transfer between the first circuit section and the second circuit section
is being performed or not;

a response circuit unit configured to generate an error signal in response to the second circuit section changing from a first
power consumption state to a second power consumption state in which power consumption is lower than power consumption in
the first power consumption state when the status, detected by the analysis circuit unit, indicated that the data transfer
is being performed; and

a switching circuit unit configured to transmit to the first circuit section the error signal generated by the response circuit
unit in place of a response signal when the second circuit section is in the second power consumption state, the response
signal being responsive to the command and transmitted from the second circuit section to the first circuit section.

US Pat. No. 9,213,384

GENERATION OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION PROFILES

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A profile generation system comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory comprising,
a normalization module configured to:
identify a normalization factor corresponding to each of a plurality of computing systems, wherein the normalization factor
indicates configuration of a processor of a computing system with respect to a reference processor;

normalize a processor utilization parameter of each of the plurality of computing systems, based on the normalization factor,
wherein the processor utilization parameter is indicative of a percentage of time for which the processor of the computing
system is being used for processing instructions; and

fractionally normalize the normalized processor utilization parameter of each of the plurality of computing systems to obtain
a corresponding fractional processor utilization parameter, wherein the fractional processor utilization parameter of the
computing system is a ratio of the normalized processor utilization parameter to a data-center consumption parameter corresponding
to processor utilization, the data-center consumption parameter being indicative of cumulative sum of normalized processor
utilizations of the plurality of computing systems; and

an analysis module configured to generate an energy consumption profile for the plurality of computing systems based on the
fractional processor utilization parameter of the plurality of computing systems, wherein the energy consumption profile is
indicative of an association between the processor utilization and energy consumption of the plurality of computing systems.

US Pat. No. 9,212,326

HYDROHALOGENATION OF VINYL TERMINATED POLYMERS AND THEIR FUNCTIONALIZED DERIVATIVES FOR FOULING MITIGATION IN HYDROCARBON REFINING PROCESSES

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for reducing fouling in a hydrocarbon refining process comprising
providing a crude hydrocarbon for a refining process;
adding an additive to the crude hydrocarbon, the additive being represented by

wherein R1 is a branched or straight-chained C10-C800 alkyl or alkenyl group;

m is an integer between 0 and 10 inclusive;
R2 is represented by

or CH2—CH2—CH2—*, wherein the asterisk (*) indicates a connecting point of R2 with the nitrogen that connects with R3;
R3 is a C1-C4 branched or straight chained alkylene group;

R31 is hydrogen or —R8-R9, wherein R8 is defined the same as R2 above, and R9 is branched or straight-chained C10-C800 alkyl or alkenyl group, or R8 and R9 together are a C1-C4 branched or straight chained alkyl group optionally substituted with one or more amine groups;

and further wherein the —N(R31)—R3— repeat unit is optionally interrupted in one or more places by a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic cycloalkyl group;

R4 and R5 are each independently selected from (a) hydrogen, (b) —R6-R7, wherein R6 is defined the same as R2 above, and R7 is a C10-C800 branched or straight chained alkyl or alkenyl group, or (c) a bond connected to R31 in the m-th-N(R31)—R3— repeat unit; and

wherein at least one of R1, R7, and R9 comprises poly(ethylene-co-propylene), and wherein the at least one of R1, R7, and R9 comprises from about 1 mole % to about 90 mole % of ethylene units and from about 99 mole % to about 10 mole % propylene units.

US Pat. No. 9,211,245

COSMETIC COMPOSITION

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A cosmetic composition, comprising:
(A) at least one acyl proline represented by formula (I):

wherein R1—CO— is an acyl group derived from a saturated or unsaturated fatty acid having 4 to 18 carbon atoms, or a salt thereof; and

(B) one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of anisic acid, phenylmethanol, phenethyl alcohol and phenylpropanol,
wherein the content of (A) based on the total weight of the composition is from 0.01 wt % to 5 wt %, and the content of (B)
based on the total weight of the composition is from 0.05 wt %-1 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,215,803

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION AND PRE-PREG, SUPPORT-PROVIDED RESIN FILM, METALLIC FOIL CLAD LAMINATE PLATE AND MULTILAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD UTILIZING SAID COMPOSITION

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. An epoxy resin composition containing (A) a phosphorus-containing curing agent and (B) an epoxy resin, wherein the phosphorus-containing
curing agent (A) is a phosphorus compound represented by the following Chemical Formula (1); an organic group represented
by R in Chemical Formula (1) has at least one structure selected from structures represented by the following Chemical Formulas
(2), (3) and (4) and has two or more phenolic hydroxyl groups; and the organic group has a molecular weight of 190 or more,
wherein in Chemical Formulas (2), (3) and (4) * shows a part bonded directly to a phosphorus atom in Chemical Formula (1):

US Pat. No. 9,213,975

ADAPTIVE POLICIES AND PROTECTIONS FOR SECURING FINANCIAL TRANSACTION DATA AT REST

American Express Travel R...

1. A method for challenge-response authentication, the method comprising:
receiving, over a communication network, a plurality of codes based on input provided through a user interface displaying
a plurality of images;

generating an alphanumeric string from a plurality of alphanumeric characters, the alphanumeric string being generated based
on (1) the received plurality of codes and (2) a table that associates each one of the plurality of codes with a respective
one of the plurality of images and with a respective one of the plurality of alphanumeric characters, the plurality of codes
being distinct from the plurality of alphanumeric characters; and

determining to grant authorization when the generated alphanumeric string matches an alphanumeric user identifier stored in
a memory device in association with a user.

US Pat. No. 9,212,799

LAMP UNIT

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A lamp unit, comprising:
a lens shaped as an aspherical lens, the lens including a first lens portion, and a second lens portion thinner in a light
emitting direction than the first lens portion and disposed adjacent to the first lens portion, the second lens portion forming
a concave portion on at least a part of a rear side surface of the aspherical lens;

a first reflective surface disposed rearward of the first lens portion;
a second reflective surface disposed rearward of the second lens portion;
a first light source configured to emit light which is reflected by the first reflective surface, passes through the first
lens portion and is emitted forward; and

a second light source configured to emit light which is reflected by the second reflective surface, passes through the second
lens portion and is emitted forward,

wherein a shape of a rear side surface of the second lens portion is configured so that light from the second light source
reflected by the second reflective surface, passing through the second lens portion and emitted forward is diffused vertically
and horizontally.

US Pat. No. 9,212,795

MODULAR LIGHTING SYSTEM

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A modular lighting system, comprising:
a support structure;
a plurality of heat sink modules physically supported by the support structure,
wherein each heat sink module defines:
a first side including at least one protrusion that comprises at least one light source module mounting point, and
a second side that is opposite to the first side and defines at least one recess corresponding to the at least one protrusion,
and

wherein a first heat sink module and a second heat sink module of the plurality of the heat sink modules are adapted to engage
such that the at least one protrusion on the first side of the first heat sink module is received in the at least one recess
on the second side of the second heat sink module, wherein the first heat sink module is adjacent to the second heat sink
module; and

one or more light source modules coupled to the plurality of heat sink modules;
wherein the plurality of heat sink modules are arranged in a modular manner such that the heat sink modules in the modular
lighting system are variable; and

wherein each heat sink module is an integral molded structure defining at least one opening or passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,215,108

DECISION FEEDBACK EQUALIZER

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A decision feedback equalizer, comprising:
a first weighting addition circuit that adds an input signal and weighted versions of second to nth feedback signals together,
n being an integer not less than 2;

a first decision circuit that decides whether or not a result of addition by the first weighting addition circuit is not less
than a first defined threshold value and that outputs the result of the decision as a first feedback signal of the n feedback
signals, the first decision circuit operating in synchronism with a clock signal;

a second decision circuit that decides whether or not the result of the addition by the first weighting addition circuit is
not less than a second defined threshold value and that outputs the result of the decision, the second decision circuit operating
in synchronism with the clock signal; and

a plurality of latch circuits that sequentially hold the result of decision of the second decision circuit in synchronism
with the clock signal and that output the contents held by component registers thereof as the second to nth feedback signals,
respectively,

wherein the second decision circuit is configured so that the second defined threshold value is controllable by a weighted
version of the first feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 9,214,947

PHASE-LOCK IN ALL-DIGITAL PHASE-LOCKED LOOPS

Intel Mobile Communicatio...

1. A method, comprising:
determining a frequency command word corresponding to a particular frequency band;
generating, by way of a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO), a variable frequency signal based on a reference frequency
and the frequency command word;

determining an error generated by the DCO;
storing information related to the error;
compensating for the error based on the stored information;
detecting a hop from a first frequency band to a second frequency band; and
providing, in response to detecting the hop, a new reference frequency and a new frequency command word.

US Pat. No. 9,214,519

IN2O3—SNO2—ZNO SPUTTERING TARGET

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A sputtering target comprising indium (In), tin (Sn) and zinc (Zn) and an oxide comprising one or more elements X selected
from the following group X,
an atomic ratio of the elements satisfying the following formulas (1) to (4), wherein
an average crystal particle diameter of a compound comprising the element X and oxygen is 10 ?m or less, and
a maximum peak intensity (I(Zn2SnO4)) of a spinel structure compound represented by Zn2SnO4 contained in the sputtering target and a maximum peak intensity (Ix) of a compound comprising the element X and oxygen in the X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) satisfy the following formula
(6):

Group X: Mg, Si, Al, Sc, Ti, Y, Zr, Hf, Ta, La, Nd, Sm
0.10?In/(In+Sn+Zn)?0.85  (1)
0.01?Sn/(In+Sn+Zn)?0.40  (2)
0.10?Zn/(In+Sn+Zn)?0.70  (3)
0.70?In/(In+X)?0.99  (4)
Ix/I(Zn2SnO4)?0.15  (6).

US Pat. No. 9,214,310

SERVICE DISCONNECT ASSEMBLY

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. A service disconnect assembly for disconnecting power to a power circuit, the service disconnect assembly comprising:
a receiver assembly comprising a fuse receptacle that is configured to receive a fuse therein, the receiver assembly comprising
a latch element that extends within the fuse receptacle; and

a lockout device mountable to the receiver assembly when the fuse is removed to prevent the fuse from being loaded into the
fuse receptacle, the lockout device comprising a latch having a lockout shaft that extends from a lock end to a latch end,
the latch end having a latch element, the latch being actuatable between a latched position and an unlatched position, the
latch cooperating with the receiver assembly in the latched position such that the lockout device cannot be removed from the
receiver assembly, the latch elements of the lockout shaft and the receiver assembly engaging each other when the latch is
in the latched position to prevent the lockout device from being dismounted from the receiver assembly, wherein the latch
is lockable in the latched position.

US Pat. No. 9,212,788

COMPACT, THERMALLY-ENHANCED SUBSTRATE FOR LIGHTING APPLICATIONS

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A solid state light source module, comprising:
a solid state light source;
a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the solid state light source is connected to the substrate,
wherein the substrate includes a recessed pocket in the upper surface, wherein the solid state light source is located in
the recessed pocket; and

an electrical connection from the solid state light source, such that the solid state light source is able to receive power
so as to generate light.

US Pat. No. 9,215,720

LTE FREQUENCY CHANNEL AVOIDANCE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver, each
of the streams of television content being transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel
map, the channel map defining for each of a plurality of television regions a mapping of each stream of television content
onto one of the plurality of frequency channels on which the stream of television content is transmitted, the interference
being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication
signals in a vicinity of the television receiver, the radio communication signals being transmitted from the base station
to the one or more mobile devices via a downlink frequency channel or transmitted from the one or more mobile devices to the
base station via an uplink frequency channel, the uplink frequency channel and the downlink frequency channel being divided
into frequency sub-channels, the method comprising:
identifying a geographical location of the base station;
determining from the geographical location of the base station a television region in which the base station is located by
referring to a television region map indicating a geographical distribution of television regions;

identifying the channel map associated with the television region by referring to information indicating the channel map associated
with the television region; and

depending on whether the channel map indicates that at least one of the frequency channels is adjacent to one of the uplink
frequency channel or the downlink frequency channel, adapting the transmission of the radio communication signals between
the base station and the one or more mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at
the television receiver by selectively limiting or blocking one or more of the frequency sub-channels of the uplink frequency
channel and/or the downlink frequency channel.

US Pat. No. 9,215,500

FULL-FRAME BUFFER TO IMPROVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE IN LOW-LATENCY VIDEO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A receiver apparatus to store a video content in a video communication system, comprising:
a control unit to monitor a condition, the condition indicative of an instantaneous quality of a video communication link
based on at least one of a video communication link and the video content, the control unit configured to receive the video
content via an encoded data stream over the link based on the monitoring;

a full-frame buffer coupled to the control unit to store a frame of the video content in a coding format that matches the
coding format of the video content received over the link;

a history buffer to store at least a portion of the video content already displayed; and
a display unit, coupled to the history buffer and the full-frame buffer, to display video content from the full-frame buffer
and the history buffer, selective upon the condition monitored by the control unit, wherein the display unit comprises a decoder
which decodes encoded video data.

US Pat. No. 9,215,406

IMMERSIVE TELEPRESENCE ANYWHERE

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A portable immersive telepresence conferencing peripheral comprising:
a frame incorporating one or more cameras, pico projectors, speakers, and microphones, a power interface, and at least one
conferencing device interface configured to operatively couple the conferencing peripheral to a portable device running conferencing
software;

wherein the conferencing peripheral is controllable by the conferencing software to:
operate the one or more cameras and microphones to capture audio and video of one or more near end conference participants
for communication to one or more far end conference participants via a media conference established by the conferencing software
on the portable device;

operate the one or more speakers to deliver audio of one or more far end conference participants received via the media conference;
and

operate the one or more pico projectors to display images of the one or more far end conference participants received via
the media conference such that the one or more far end conference participants are rendered at substantially true size on
a display surface located at a reasonable social distance from the one or more near end conference participants.

US Pat. No. 9,213,474

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING WELL DATA

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. A method of delivering data from an energy industry or formation operation, comprising:
receiving a data set representing parameter values generated during at least a portion of the operation;
generating at least one data structure on a display area, the at least one data structure providing a visual representation
of at least a portion of the data set;

selecting a visual indicator associated with each of the at least one data structure, the visual indicator including information
identifying an associated data structure;

iteratively determining a suitable location for placement of the visual indicator on the display area by a processor using
a probabilistic algorithm; and

generating the display including the visual indicator located at the suitable position, wherein determining the suitable location
includes, for each iteration, performing:

calculating a probability value based on at least a first cost value, a second cost value, and a time-varying parameter, the
first cost value based on a current position relative to the at least one data structure, the second cost value based on a
different position relative to the at least one data structure; and

moving the visual indicator from the current position to the different position in response to the probability value being
at least a selected value.

US Pat. No. 9,212,891

METHOD OF CALIBRATING GEAR MEASURING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method of calibrating a gear measuring device having:
a measuring instrument that outputs a position signal indicating a position at which a gauge head is in contact with a measurement
gear when the gauge head is brought into contact with a tooth surface of the measurement gear and that is driven along directions
of three-dimensional directions; and

an arithmetic means that carries out measurement of the measurement gear by subjecting the position signal to arithmetic processing;
the method comprising:

a step of bringing, by the measuring instrument, the gauge head into contact with a tooth surface of the measurement gear
when the measurement gear is rotated about a rotational axis thereof in synchronization with movement of the gauge head in
a tangential direction of a base circle and outputting the position signal;

a step of obtaining, by a control device, a tooth profile of the measurement gear by subjecting the position signal to arithmetic
processing and of obtaining a first tooth profile gradient error (?1) of the measurement gear from the tooth profile;

a step of bringing, by the measuring instrument, the gauge head into contact with the tooth surface of the measurement gear
when the measurement gear is rotated about the rotational axis thereof in synchronization with movement of the gauge head
in a direction other than the tangential direction of the base circle and outputting the position signal;

a step of obtaining, by the control device, a tooth profile of the measurement gear by subjecting the position signal to arithmetic
processing and of obtaining a second tooth profile gradient error (?2) of the measurement gear from the tooth profile;

a step of calculating, by the control device, a difference (??) between the tooth profile gradient errors that is a difference
between the first tooth profile gradient error (?1) and the second tooth profile gradient error (?2);

a step of obtaining, by the control device, a position error (?x) of the gauge head by using the difference (??) between the
tooth profile gradient errors and using a gear specification of the measurement gear; and

a step of calibrating, by the control device, the position of the gauge head based on the position error (?x).

US Pat. No. 9,212,809

PHOTOLUMINESCENT DYNAMIC LIGHTING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A lighting apparatus comprising:
a circuit comprising an exposed conductive portion conductively connected to an isolation terminal configured to be disposed
in a panel defining a cavity forming an opening;

a light source configured to emit a first emission; and
a photoluminescent portion disposed proximate the light source and configured to convert at least a portion of the first emission
to a second emission, wherein the second emission is output from the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,210,904

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH606161

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH606161, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV252827 with a second plant of variety
CV844429, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV252827 and CV844429 have been deposited under ATCC Accession numbers
PTA-10192 and PTA-121106, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,215,376

CAPTURING DEVICE, CAPTURING SYSTEM AND CAPTURING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A signal processing device comprising;
a control unit configured to generate a setting value for setting a specific region specified in an image resulting from an
image signal generated by an image sensor, based on a first instruction input from a user;

a setting value storage unit configured to store the setting value generated by the control unit;
an image conversion unit configured to enlarge the specific region set by the stored setting value, in response to a second
instruction input from the user; and

an output unit configured to output an image signal of the specific region enlarged by the image conversion unit,
wherein the setting value storage unit has two or more regions for storing plural kinds of setting values, and
wherein the control unit is configured to write a new or changed setting value in one of the regions other than another region
which stores the previously generated setting value.

US Pat. No. 9,215,198

EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES IN MESSAGE CLASSIFICATION

Dell Software Inc., Roun...

1. A system for routing a message through a plurality of test methods, the system comprising:
memory storing information regarding a user;
a network interface for receiving a message addressed to the user via a communication network; and
a processor for executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by the processor:
applies a first test method to the received message, wherein the first test method provides an indeterminate classification
and updates a state of the received message,

selects one or more next test methods from a plurality of other test methods, wherein a test method more likely to result
in a determinate classification is selected over a test method less likely to result in a determinate classification, wherein
the selection next test methods are selected in a sequence based on the stored information regarding the user and the updated
state of the received message after the first test method or another preceding test method, wherein each of the next test
methods further updates the state of the received message, and

classifies the received message when the one or more next test methods provide a determinate classification.

US Pat. No. 9,215,142

COMMUNITY ANALYSIS OF COMPUTING PERFORMANCE

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A method of providing community analytics related to a plurality of tenant systems, the method comprising:
collecting data from a plurality of tenant systems, at least some of the tenant systems being operated by different entities,
the plurality of tenant systems constituting a community of tenant systems associated for the purpose of sharing comparative
analytics about the tenant systems;

computing analytics from the data collected from the tenant systems, the analytics comprising statistics that reflect shared
aspects of the tenant systems;

receiving a request for analytics from a user of a first one of the tenant systems;
in response to receiving the request, outputting for presentation to the user both a portion of the collected data regarding
the first tenant system together with at least a portion of the computed analytics for comparison, thereby enabling the user
to compare aspects of the first tenant system with the analytics associated with the community;

wherein at least said computing the analytics is implemented by a computer system comprising computer hardware;
identifying top performers of the tenant systems, other than the first tenant system, on one of the computed analytics;
comparing differences between characteristics of the top performers and the first tenant system;
identifying one or more characteristics for which a statistically-significant number of the top performers have a similar
configuration; and

outputting, to the user of the first tenant system, a representation of the one or more characteristics as recommendations
for potential configuration change to the first tenant system.

US Pat. No. 9,212,790

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE BULB

LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPOR...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) bulb, comprising:
an electrical connecting base,
a lamp holder having a first end and a second end opposite to each other, in which the first end is connected to the electrical
connecting base, the second end is configured as a supporting surface, and an accommodation space is formed by the electrical
connecting base and the lamp holder;

a power driving module disposed inside the accommodation space;
an adapter plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, in which the first surface is connected
to the supporting surface and the second surface includes a first connector which has a plugging direction parallel to the
second surface, wherein the adapter plate comprises a side wall, and the side wall is extended from an peripheral edge of
the second surface and protrudes from the second surface to encircle the second surface; and

a lamp plate equipped with a LED and a second connector detachably plugged to the first connector along the plugging direction
so that the lamp plate is disposed on the adapter plate, wherein the lamp plate is composed of a first half-face and a second
half-face, and the second connector is disposed on an edge of the second half-face, in which the first half-face is connected
with the second half-face, and an area of the first half-face is greater than an area of the second half-face such that two
end surfaces of the first half-face are exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,215,456

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USING SYNTAX FOR THE CODED—BLOCK—FLAG SYNTAX ELEMENT AND THE CODED—BLOCK—PATTERN SYNTAX ELEMENT FOR THE CAVLC 4:4:4 INTRA, HIGH 4:4:4 INTRA, AND HIGH 4:4:4 PREDICTIVE PROFILES IN MPEG-4 AVC HIGH LEVEL COD

Thomson Licensing, Issy ...

1. A method, comprising:
decoding image data from a bitstream previously encoded in accordance with an encoding profile that encodes at least one 8×8
block of the image data such that the at least one 8×8 block includes two chrominance arrays and a luminance array, each of
the two chrominance arrays having a same height and a same width as the luminance array,

wherein said decoding comprises determining a presence of non-zero transform coefficients for the at least one 8×8 block in
the resultant bitstream using a first syntax, which permits selectively disabling an application of context adaptive binary
arithmetic coding (CABAC) to the at least one 8×8 block based on whether the non-zero transform coefficient is present in
the at least one 8×8 block, and determining a presence of non-zero transform coefficients for each of the two chrominance
arrays and the luminance array of the at least one 8×8 block in the resultant bitstream using additional syntax different
from the first syntax.

US Pat. No. 9,210,937

COMPOSITION FOR DESTROYING THREAD ALGAE

1. A composition consisting essentially of: an alkali carbonate peroxyhydrate in a quantity of 74 to 82% by weight relative
to a total amount of the composition; and an alkali hydrogen carbonate as a stabilizer for the alkali carbonate peroxyhydrate;
wherein the composition has an oxidizing effect that does not surpass that of Ba(NO3-)2:cellulose 7:3 when tested as set forth
in European Union (EU) Regulation 67/548, part 2, and further wherein the ratio of alkali hydrogen carbonate to alkali carbonate
peroxyhydrate is from 15:85 to 55:45.

US Pat. No. 9,215,241

REPUTATION-BASED THREAT PROTECTION

DELL SOFTWARE INC., Roun...

1. A method for reputation-based threat protection, the method comprising:
maintaining one or more dictionaries for identifying sensitive data in memory, wherein the sensitive data is defined by policies
of an identified organization;

maintaining information in one or more databases concerning a plurality of identified threats;
intercepting an e-mail message from a sender in the organization and addressed to a destination outside of the organization,
wherein the e-mail message is intercepted prior to leaving a communication network of the organization;

executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor:
determines that the intercepted e-mail message includes sensitive data by searching for predefined patterns, wherein searching
comprises reference to the one or more dictionaries stored in memory for identifying the sensitive data,

identifies the e-mail message is a threat based on one or more reputation scores associated with the e-mail message and the
determination that the e-mail message includes sensitive data, wherein the e-mail message is associated with the one or more
reputation scores using the maintained information, and

applies one or more enforcement actions based on the determination that the e-mail message includes sensitive data; and
notifying the sender that the e-mail message was identified to be a threat.

US Pat. No. 9,215,015

METHOD FOR SELECTING WIRELESS NETWORK AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

HannStar Display Corporat...

1. A method for selecting a wireless network, adapted to a portable electronic device, and comprising:
detecting a plurality of wireless network signal indicators of a plurality of wireless networks, wherein a network feature
presented by one of the wireless network signal indicators is different from the network feature presented by another one
of the wireless network signal indicators;

selecting a target wireless network from the plurality of wireless networks for operating therein according to the wireless
network signal indicators; and

respectively displaying the wireless network signal indicators of the wireless networks on a user interface for selecting
the target network,

wherein the step of respectively displaying the wireless network signal indicators comprises:
when a specific indicator in the wireless network signal indicators is a unit price (UP) indicator, converting the specific
indicator into a negative developing straight bar, and simultaneously displaying the negative developing straight bar and
at least one corresponding straight bar of the other wireless network signal indicators.

US Pat. No. 9,212,132

(METH)ACRYLIC ACID ESTER, ACTIVATION ENERGY RAY CURING COMPOSITION, AND INKJET RECORDING INK

Ricoh Company Ltd., Toky...

1. An activation energy ray curing composition, comprising:
a (meth)acrylic acid ester, and
a photopolymerization initiator selected from the group consisting of bis(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phenyl phosphine oxide; 2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyldiphenyl
phosphine oxide; 1-hydroxycyclohexylphenyl ketone; 2-methyl-1-[4-(methylthio)phenyl]-2-morpholinopropan-1-one; and 2-dimethylamino-2-(4-methylbenzyl)-1-(4-morpholin-4-yl-phenyl)butan-1-one;

wherein the (meth)acrylic acid ester is a compound of formula F-1:

US Pat. No. 9,211,003

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:
a first rail comprising an upper wall, a lower wall, and a longitudinally extending body extending between the upper wall
of the first rail and the lower wall of the first rail, the upper wall of the first rail comprising a first bent portion,
the first bent portion having a lower surface, the lower wall of the first rail comprising a second bent portion, the second
bent portion having an upper surface;

a second rail movably connected to the first rail, the second rail comprising an upper wall, a lower wall, and a longitudinally
extending body extending between the upper wall of the second rail and the lower wall of the second rail, the upper wall of
the second rail corresponding to the upper wall of the first rail, the lower wall of the second rail corresponding to the
lower wall of the first rail, there being an upper shoulder between the upper wall of the second rail and the longitudinally
extending body of the second rail, the upper shoulder comprising an upper surface facing the lower surface of the first bent
portion of the first rail, there being a lower shoulder between the lower wall of the second rail and the longitudinally extending
body of the second rail, the lower shoulder comprising a lower surface facing the upper surface of the second bent portion
of the first rail; and

a third rail movably connected to the second rail, the third rail comprising an upper wall, a lower wall, and a first longitudinal
portion extending between the upper wall of the third rail and the lower wall of the third rail, the upper wall of the third
rail having a first wing, the lower wall of the third rail having a second wing, the first wing of the upper wall of the third
rail corresponding to the upper wall of the second rail, the second wing of the lower wall of the third rail corresponding
to the lower wall of the second rail, wherein the third rail further comprises a second longitudinal portion and a slope portion
connected between the first longitudinal portion and the second longitudinal portion.

US Pat. No. 9,215,220

REMOTE VERIFICATION OF ATTRIBUTES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a hardware processor configured to supply a claimant property information of the apparatus to an evaluation device using a
secured protocol;

a hardware processor configured to establish a communication with an enforcement device different from the evaluation device
based on an effective claimant session key, wherein the effective claimant session key is based on a first claimant intermediate
key received by the apparatus from the evaluation device, the first claimant intermediate key having been generated by the
evaluation device based on a securely stored predefined claimant permanent key stored by the evaluation device.

US Pat. No. 9,211,008

SLIDE ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide assembly comprising:
a first rail having a first elongate body with an inner side;
a second rail having a second elongate body with an inner side, the first and second rails being coupled in longitudinally
slidable manner with the inner sides of the first and second rails opposing one another, wherein at least one of the first
and second elongate bodies has a body opening formed therein; and

at least one positioning device having a support member and a dowel, the support member defining a fixing portion fixed to
the at least one of the first and second elongate bodies, and a resilient arm having a bent portion extending from the fixing
portion with the resilient arm having a resilient arm opening through which a fixing member passes, said resilient arm terminating
at a free end to remain transversely deflectable, the bent portion being received in said body opening to engage an inner
wall thereof when the resilient arm is moved in response to a force applied thereon, the dowel being disposed on the resilient
arm of the support member in transverse alignment and coupled to said fixing member to extend transversely away from an outer
surface of the at least one of the first and second elongate bodies wherein said fixing member transversely extends through
the resilient arm of the support member and is securely fixed to the dowel.

US Pat. No. 9,215,756

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy to an object placed in an energy application zone, the apparatus comprising:
at least one processor configured to:
determine a value indicative of energy absorbable by the object for each of a plurality of sets of value or values, wherein
for each set, the value or values are selected from a group consisting of one or more phase values, one or more relative amplitude
values, and one or more frequency values of electromagnetic waves to be applied to the energy application zone, wherein for
each set, the value or values include at least one of a phase value or a relative amplitude value of the electromagnetic waves
to be applied to the energy application zone;

associate one or more sets from the plurality of sets each with a time duration of power application, based on the determined
value indicative of energy absorbable by the object corresponding to each of the one or more sets; and

regulate non-zero electromagnetic energy application to the object for each of the one or more sets according to the associated
time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,210,931

PESTICIDAL COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESSES RELATED THERETO

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A process comprising applying
a composition comprising a molecule according to Formula One:

wherein
(a) X is CR8;
(b) R1 is H;
(c) R2 is H;
(d) R3 is H;
(e) R4 is H, F, Cl, Br, I, or unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl;

(f) R5 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl

wherein said unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl has a C3-C10 cycloalkyl;

(g) R6 is O;
(h) R7 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl OR9, R9S(O)nR9,

wherein each said R7, which is substituted, has one or more substituents selected from F, Cl, Br, or I;
(i) R8 is H, F, Cl, Br, or I;
(j) R9 (each independently) is unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl;

(k) R10 is H or unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl; and

(l) n is (each independently) 0;to an area to control a pest, in an amount sufficient to control such pest.