US Pat. No. 9,226,929

PHARMACEUTICALLY ACTIVE DISUBSTITUTED TRIAZINE DERIVATIVES

Bayer Intellectual Proper...

1. A compound having the general formula (I)
wherein

R1 is

L is a bond or —CR5R6—, —CR5R6—CR7R8—, —CR5R6—CR7R8—CR9R10—, —CR5R6—CR7R8—CR9R10—CR11R12—;

R5 —R12 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br, —I;

R3 is selected from —H, —NO2, —CN, —Br, —I, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20 R21, —SO2R22, —CONR23R24, —NR25SO2NR23R24, —NR25SO2R22, —NR25CONR23R24, —SO2NR23R24, —SO(NR26)R22;
R13 - R21 and R29 - R32 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, -C2H5, -C3H7, -C4H9, —F, —CI, —Br, —I;

R22 and R28 are independently selected from R27?, —CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21,—CH2Ph; —CH2Ph the phenyl group of which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group
consisting of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br and —I;

R23 and R24 are independently selected from —H, —CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17 R18 R21, —CR 13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—O—R33, —CR13R14—CR15R16 —CR17R18—O—R33, —CR13R14—CR15R16—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—NR33R34, —Ph, —CH2PH, phenyl group which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group consisting
of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br and —I; —CH2Ph the phenyl group of which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group
consisting of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br and —I; or both residues R23 and R24 together form with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached an azetidine, pyrrolidine, piperidine, piperazine, azepane,
or morpholine ring;

R25 is selected from —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5 or —C(CH3)3;
R26 is —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)3, —C5H11, —CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —C(CH3)2—C2H5, —CH2—C(CH3)3, —CH(C2H5)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)2, —C6H13, —C3H6—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH(CH3)—CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —CH2—C(CH3)2C2H5, —C(CH3)2—C3H7, —C(CH3)2—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—C(CH3)3, —CH(CH3)—C(CH3)3, —CR13R14R21, —COR28, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21, —COOR28, —R27;
R27, R27? and R27? are independently selected from


these C3—C10-cycloalkyl groups may further be substituted by one, two, three, four, five or more substituents selected from the group
consisting of —F, —CI, —Br and —I;

R33 and R34 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —C4H9, —CH2Ph, —COOC(CH3)3, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —COOCH2CH2CH3, —COOCH(CH3)2, —COOCH2Ph, —COCH3;
R4 is selected from —H, —NO2, —CN, —F, —CI, —Br, —I, —CR35R36R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41R37, —O—R35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45R37, —O—CR35R36R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45—CR46R47R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45R37—OCH2Ph, —R27?, —O—R27?, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45—CR46R47R37,

R35 —R47 represent independently of each other —H, —CR48R49R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52—CR53R54R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52—CR53R54—CR55R56 R50, —F, —CI, —Br, —I;

R48 R56 represent independently of each other —H, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I;

R2 is selected from


B is a bond, —CH2, —CH2CH2—, —CH2CH2CH2—, —CF2—, CH2O—, —CH2OCH2—, —CH2CH2O—, CH2NH—, CH2N(CH3)—, CH2NHCH2, —CH2N(CH3)CH2—, CH2CH2NH—, CH2CH2N(CH3)—;

R57 is —H, CH3, —CF3, —CHF2, —CH2F, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —COOH, —COOCH2Ph, —COOCH2CH2CH3, —COOCH(CH3)2, —COOCH2CH2CH2CH3, —COOCH(CH3)(CH2CH3), —COOCH2CH(CH3)2, —COOC(CH3)3, —CONH2, —Ph, —CONH(CH3), —CON(CH3)2, —CN, —NH2, —NH(CH3), —N(CH3)2, —NH(CH2CH3), —N(CH3)(CH2CH3), —N(CH2CH3)2, pyrrolidin—1—yl, piperidin—1—yl, azetidin—1—yl, morpholin—4—yl;

R58 is —H, CH3, —F, —CI, —CF3, —CH2OCH3;
R59 is —H, CH3, —F, —CI, —CF3, —Ph—, CH2OCH3; and

R60 is —H, —CH3, —CF3, —COCH3, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —COOC(CH3)3, —COOCH2Ph;

Y is —O—, —SO—, —NH—, or —N(CH3)—;

R61 is —H, CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH3, —COOCH3, —COCH2CH3, —COOH, —CONH2, —CN, CH2OCH3, —CH2OH, phenyl, —CH2Ph, CH2OPh, —CH2CH2Ph ;

R62 and R63 are independently selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —OH, —NH2, —OCH3, —SCH3, —S02CH3;
R64 and R65 are independently selected from —H—, CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —OH, —NH2, —OCH3;
R66 and R67 are independently selected from —H—, CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br;

R68 is selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —COOH, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —CONH2, —OH, —OCH3, —NH2;
R69 is selected from —H, —CH3, —CH2CH3;
R70 and R71 are independently selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —COOH, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —CONH2, —NH2; and

R72 is selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3;
or a stereoisomer or mixture thereof, a solvate, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,230,730

BI-TOROIDAL TOPOLOGY TRANSFORMER

1. A transformer comprising a primary and a secondary coil wherein the secondary coil provides an outer secondary flux path
route which isolates the primary coil from secondary coil BEMF induced flux, further comprising a secondary coil current delay
wherein the induced flux predominates below a critical minimum frequency ?c resulting in a single sinusoidal wave in the equivalent circuit and wherein further, above ?c, the coil produces an AC pulse at the primary current sine wave crest TDC wherein the value of ?e is achieved through tuning, wherein said delay further comprises a 90 degree secondary current delay in which the secondary
current waits until the primary current has peaked at TDC “of the flux” (‘top dead center’ or ‘TDC’) discharging flux.
US Pat. No. 9,228,002

LEISHMANIA VACCINE USING SAND FLY SALIVARY IMMUNOGEN

MERIAL, INC., Duluth, GA...

1. A composition comprising an expression vector, wherein the vector comprises a polynucleotide encoding one or more polypeptides
encoding one or more LJM17 polypeptides having at least 80% sequence identity to a polypeptide having the sequence as set
forth in SEQ ID NO: 5, 7, 15, or 17, and wherein the expression vector is selected from the group consisting of pVR2001-TOPO,
pVR2001-TOPA and ALVAC.
US Pat. No. 9,226,943

LACTOBACILLUS JOHNSONII CNCM I-1225 FOR THE ANTI-ADHESION OF SKIN PATHOGENIC FLORA

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A method for the treatment of skin disorders caused by Staphylococcus aureus comprising: topically administering to a subject in need of such treatment a composition comprising deactivated Lactobacillus johnsonii CNCM I-1225 in an amount corresponding to 10×108 to 10×1012 cfu/g of the composition by dry weight, wherein the Lactobacillus johnsonii CNCM I-1225 was deactivated by lyophilization of a suspension subjected to cycles of freezing in liquid nitrogen and thawing,
whereby skin disorders caused by Staphylococcus aureus are treated.

US Pat. No. 9,230,825

METHOD OF TUNGSTEN ETCHING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method for etching a tungsten containing layer in an etch chamber, comprising:
placing a substrate with a tungsten containing layer in the etch chamber;
provide a plurality of cycles, wherein each cycle comprises:
a passivation phase for forming a passivation layer of silicon oxide on sidewalls and bottoms of features in the tungsten
containing layer; and

an etch phase for etching features in the tungsten containing layer.

US Pat. No. 9,230,880

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Infineon Technolgies AG, ...

1. An electronic through-hole device, comprising:
a semiconductor chip comprising a first electrode on a first surface of the semiconductor chip;
an encapsulant encapsulating the semiconductor chip;
a first substrate element comprising a first outside contact configured for input in a through-hole contact of a printed circuit
board; and

a contact element configured to connect the first electrode to the first substrate element;
wherein the encapsulant is configured to at least partially expose the contact element.

US Pat. No. 9,231,482

APPARATUS FOR REGULATING AN ENERGY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ENERGY SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An apparatus for regulating an energy system which is connected to a DC voltage, comprising
a first capacitive voltage divider (7), arranged between a first terminal of the DC voltage and a reference potential, the first capacitive divider (7) comprising a first capacitance (71) and a second capacitance (72, 73) connected in series, and a first terminal of the first capacitance (71) is connected to the first terminal of the DC voltage, a second terminal of the first capacitance (71) is connected to a first terminal of the second capacitance (72, 73) in order to form the central terminal (A) of the first voltage divider (7), and a second terminal of the second capacitance (72, 73) is connected to the reference potential;

a first resistor (74), arranged in parallel with the second capacitance (72, 73);

a second capacitive voltage divider (8), arranged between a second terminal of the DC voltage and the reference potential, the second capacitive divider (8) comprising a third capacitance (81) and a fourth capacitance (82, 83) connected in series, and a first terminal of the third capacitance (81) is connected to the second terminal of the DC voltage, a second terminal of the third capacitance (81) is connected to a first terminal of the fourth capacitance (82, 83) in order to form the central terminal (B) of the second voltage divider (8), and a second terminal of the fourth capacitance (82, 83) is connected to the reference potential;

a second resistor (84) arranged in parallel with the fourth capacitance (82, 83);

a voltage detector (25), configured to detect a voltage difference between a central terminal (A) of the first voltage divider (7) and a central terminal (B) of the second voltage divider (8); and

a compensation apparatus (16), configured to control the energy system connected to the DC voltage based on the detected voltage difference.

US Pat. No. 9,227,269

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ENERGY CELL AND APPARATUS FOR CARRYING OUT SAME

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for producing an energy cell, the method comprising:
arranging a plurality of films of an energy cell one above or on top of another in a stack at a processing location; and
cutting the plurality of films in one operation, wherein the cutting of the films is carried out by a laser beam, and wherein
the laser beam is guided in a liquid,

wherein the energy cell is an energy storage cell or a battery, and the films are battery films, wherein the liquid comprises
an electrolyte of the battery.

US Pat. No. 9,231,602

A-PRIORI-PROBABILITY-PHASE-ESTIMATION FOR DIGITAL PHASE-LOCKED LOOPS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A digital phase locked loop comprising:
a time-to-digital converter configured to generate a quantized value based on a local oscillator signal of a local oscillator
and a reference signal of a reference clock; and

an estimator component configured to receive the quantized value and generate an estimation of a phase value from the quantized
value as a function of a set of a-priori data related to the time-to-digital converter and boundaries of the quantized value.

US Pat. No. 9,231,260

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF THE FLOW OF FUEL UNDER FAULTED CONDITIONS IN A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:
a fuel cell stack;
a fuel tank for storing fuel;
a plurality of fuel injectors that sequentially supply fuel from said fuel tank to said fuel cell stack; and
a controller for determining whether a fault condition exists in one of said plurality of fuel injectors, said controller
configured for redistributing the flow of fuel from a first injector to a second injector when the fault condition exists
in said first injector.

US Pat. No. 9,231,495

FOUR-WIRE ELECTROSTATIC ACTUATOR AND STATOR

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A four-wire electrostatic actuator comprising:
a stator that includes a substrate having one surface and an other surface and at least four main-movement linear electrodes
separately provided on the one surface of the substrate and arranged in parallel at regular intervals; and

a movable element disposed on the stator,
wherein of the four main-movement linear electrodes, the first main-movement linear electrode and the third main-movement
linear electrode are supplied with rectangular wave signals or sine wave signals with reversed phases, and

the second main-movement linear electrode and the fourth main-movement linear electrode are supplied with rectangular wave
signals or sine wave signals with reversed phases,

the two signals inputted to the adjacent two electrodes are shifted from each other by a quarter of a period with identical
strength,

the stator further includes a plurality of one-side auxiliary-movement linear electrodes on one side of the four main-movement
linear electrodes, the one side auxiliary-movement linear electrodes being extended perpendicularly to the four main-movement
linear electrodes, and

the one-side auxiliary-movement linear electrodes are supplied with rectangular wave signals or sine wave signals with different
phases,

wherein the stator further includes a plurality of other-side auxiliary-movement linear electrodes on other side of the four
main-movement linear electrodes, the other-side auxiliary-movement linear electrodes being extended perpendicularly to the
four main-movement linear electrodes,

the other-side auxiliary-movement linear electrodes are supplied with rectangular wave signals or sine wave signals with different
phases, and

the number of one-side auxiliary-movement linear electrodes is larger than the number of other-side auxiliary-movement linear
electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,232,317

PARAMETRIC TRANSDUCER WITH GRAPHENE CONDUCTIVE SURFACE

Turtle Beach Corporation,...

1. An ultrasonic audio speaker, comprising:
an emitter, the emitter comprising:
a first layer having a conductive surface;
a second layer having a conductive surface;
an insulating layer disposed between the first and second conductive surfaces, wherein the first and second layers are disposed
in touching relation to the insulating layer;

a driver circuit having two inputs configured to be coupled to receive an audio modulated ultrasonic carrier signal from an
amplifier and two outputs, wherein a first output is coupled to the conductive surface of the first layer and the second output
is coupled to the conductive surface of the second layer, and wherein at least one of the conductive surface of the first
layer and the conductive surface of the second layer are graphene; and

a bias voltage source configured to apply a bias voltage across the emitter.

US Pat. No. 9,228,740

ANNULAR INJECTOR ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING SAME

General Electric Company,...

7. An annular injector comprising:
a first bayonet assembly comprising a terminal end and a tip end;
a second bayonet assembly comprising a terminal end and a tip end, said second bayonet assembly configured to be concentrically
and releasably coupled at least partially about said first bayonet assembly, wherein an outer diameter of said first bayonet
assembly and an inner diameter of said second bayonet assembly vary at the tip end to define a first substantially annular
nozzle therebetween, said first bayonet assembly including a maximum outer diameter that is greater than a minimum inner diameter
of said second bayonet assembly and at least a portion of at least one of said first bayonet assembly and said second bayonet
assembly extends from the tip end to the terminal end; and

a third bayonet assembly configured to be concentrically and releasably coupled at least partially about said second bayonet
assembly to define a second substantially annular nozzle therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,232,518

BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station comprising:
a communication section for performing communication using a plurality of antennas, said communication section controlling
the transmission directivity of the plurality of antennas, based on a known signal transmitted from a communication terminal,
when performing downlink communication;

a radio resource allocating section for allocating a downlink radio resource used for the transmission of a signal to a communication
terminal by said communication section to the communication terminal and for allocating an uplink radio resource used for
the transmission of the known signal by a communication terminal to the communication terminal; and

a grouping processing section for classifying a plurality of communication terminals with which said communication section
communicates into a first terminal group executing an application with high communication quality of transfer data and a second
terminal group executing an application with low communication quality of transfer data,

wherein a unit period is determined in which an uplink radio resource for a-known signal usable for the transmission of said
known signal by a communication terminal and a downlink radio resource appear, and

wherein a correspondence between the downlink radio resource and said uplink radio resource for said known signal is defined
for null steering based on said known signal in said unit period.

US Pat. No. 9,227,014

KALMAN FILTER BASED ON-OFF SWITCH FOR INSULIN PUMP

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium carrying one or more sequences of instructions, wherein execution of the one
or more sequences of instructions by one or more processors causes an apparatus to:
determine values for a plurality of parameters for an automatic on-off switch for an insulin pump configured to inject insulin
into a subject, wherein the plurality of parameters comprises a first prediction time horizon (H1), a first predicted glucose
threshold (Goff) for turning the insulin pump off, a maximum shut off time within a first time window, and duration of the
first time window;

determine a safety rule based at least in part on the maximum shut off time within the first time window and the duration
of the first time window;

collect a plurality of glucose readings of a glucose level in a bloodstream of the subject up to a current time;
determine an expected current glucose value G and expected current glucose temporal rate of change dG/dt based only on the
plurality of glucose readings and a Kalman filter configured for noisy glucose readings of the glucose level in the bloodstream
of the subject;

predict a glucose level (Gh1) for a first future time that is the first prediction time horizon after the current time; and
issue a command to shut off the insulin pump if it is determined both that the predicted glucose level (Gh1) is less than
Goff and that the safety rule is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,231,026

MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSOR MODULE WITH A STRUCTURED METAL SHEET FOR ILLUMINATION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive sensor module, comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate, wherein a semiconductor circuit arrangement is integrated adjacent to a main surface
of the semiconductor substrate,

forming a metal-insulator arrangement onto the main surface of the semiconductor substrate, the forming of the metal-insulator
arrangement comprising:

applying a structured metal sheet on an insulating layer of the metal-insulator arrangement;
establishing an electrical connection between the structured metal sheet and the semiconductor circuit arrangement; and
applying a topmost layer of insulation material at least partially covering the structured metal sheet;
generating and filling with metal a first via through a first aperture and generating and filling with metal a second via
through a second aperture in a surface of the topmost layer of insulation material, so that the first metal filled via is
electrically connected to a first portion of the structured metal sheet, and the second metal filled via is electrically connected
to a second portion of the structured metal sheet, the second portion being electrically isolated from the first portion;

polishing the surface of the topmost layer of insulation material and an entire surface of the first and second metal filled
vias within the first and second apertures so that an entire polished planar surface of the first and second metal filled
vias is flush with edges of the first and second apertures on a polished planar surface of the topmost layer of insulation
material; and

applying a magnetoresistive sensor structure onto the polished planar surface of the topmost layer of insulation material
and the polished planar surface of the first and second metal filled vias, so that the magnetoresistive sensor structure fully
covers the first and second metal filled vias and is planer and flush with the polished planar surfaces of the first and second
metal filled vias and the polished planar surface of the topmost layer of insulation material, so as to establish an electrical
connection between the magnetoresistive sensor structure and the first and second portions of the structured metal sheet,
so that the magnetoresistive sensor structure is connected to the integrated circuit arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,227,727

LIGHTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting system that illuminates a ceiling in a cabin of an aircraft having an aisle extending along a traveling direction
of the aircraft, wherein
a lighting apparatus is provided along one side of the aisle to emit light in a direction orthogonal to the aisle,
a specular reflection plate is provided along the other side of the aisle to reflect the light emitted from the lighting apparatus
toward a region where the lighting apparatus is provided, and

the lighting apparatus has an LED as a light source.

US Pat. No. 9,232,484

APPARATUS AND METHODS OF HSPA TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of controlling a transmit power level of a user equipment in a wireless communication system, comprising:
communicating with a first base station and a second base station;
establishing a high speed channel with one of the first base station or the second base station, wherein the one of the first
base station or the second base station defines a high speed serving cell and a remaining one of the first base station or
the second base station defines a non-high speed cell;

determining whether a high speed power control state applies to controlling the transmit power level;
determining whether scheduled data for transmission on the high speed channel is greater than or equal to a scheduled data
for transmission threshold; and

ignoring a transmit power control command from the non-high speed based on both a determination that the high speed power
control state applies to controlling the transmit power level and a determination that the scheduled data for transmission
on the high speed channel is greater than or equal to the scheduled data for transmission threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,226,986

SURGICAL STERILIZING CONTAINER AND SURGICAL FLUID EXTRACTION DEVICE

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. Surgical sterilizing container, comprising:
a bottom and a container wall,
a through-opening for exchange of media being formed on the sterilizing container,
a valve device comprising a pressure-actuatable outlet valve for opening and closing the through-opening, the through-opening
being formed in the container wall and being at a distance from the bottom,

a fluid lifting device for providing a fluid connection from the bottom to the outlet valve, the fluid lifting device comprising
a fluid channel for providing the fluid connection, through which fluid is liftable from the bottom to the outlet valve and
comprising a channel inlet opening for the fluid and a channel outlet opening for the fluid, and

a valve holder, which is fixed to the container wall, on which the outlet valve is held,
wherein:
the valve holder is fixed to the container wall from an inner side of the container,
the valve holder is inserted in the through-opening and forms a valve seat of the outlet valve,
the fluid channel is delimited by at least a first channel wall formed by the valve holder and a second channel wall which
forms a cover covering the outlet valve on the inner side of the container.

US Pat. No. 9,229,799

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM SWAPPABLE BOOT STORAGE DEVICE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a housing having a storage device bay, the storage device bay having a storage device connector;
a processor disposed in the housing and operable to process information;
random access memory interfaced with processor and operable to store the information;
firmware interfaced with the processor, the firmware having boot instructions for booting an operating system into an operational
state on the processor and random access memory;

a first storage device disposed in the storage device bay and interfaced with the firmware through the storage device connector,
the first storage device storing a first operating system in non-volatile memory, the first operating system in an operational
state on the processor and random access memory; and

a storage device actuator accessible at the housing and operable to receive an end user input to eject the first storage device
from the storage device bay, the storage device actuator further operable to, in response to the end user input to eject the
first storage device, and actuate the first storage device to extend from the storage device bay;

wherein the first operating system remains active in the random access memory configured as a RAM drive after removal of the
first storage device to provide control pending installation of a second storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,231,963

DETECTING ANOMALOUS BEHAVIOR PATTERNS IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for providing access to at least one host machine in a multi-tenant environment, comprising:
a plurality of host machines, each host machine including at least one processor and memory for storing instructions executable
by the at least one processor;

at least one interface component enabling a user device to obtain access to at least one of the plurality of host machines;
and

a monitoring component in communication with the plurality of host machines, the monitoring component configured to:
detect a change with respect to at least one of the host machines;
compare information for the change to a behavior baseline to determine whether the change matches an acceptable behavior,
wherein at least a portion of acceptable behaviors are based at least in part upon data for purposeful behaviors observed
within the plurality of host machines;

monitor related changes for at least a period of time, when the change does not match an acceptable behavior, to determine
a rate or a prevalence of a type of the change;

compare information for the rate or prevalence to at least one corresponding parameter value for the baseline to determine
whether the rate or prevalence falls within an expected parameter value range;

automatically add behavior information for the change to the baseline in response to the rate or prevalence falling within
the expected parameter value range; and

generate a notification when the rate or prevalence falls outside the expected parameter value range.

US Pat. No. 9,230,349

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
operation keys, one of the operation keys being assigned with a numerical character and a character;
a display module configured to display one or more characters;
a storage module configured to store a first plurality of character strings, a second plurality of numerical characters, and
a registered character that is registerable in advance, wherein one of the first plurality of character strings is assigned
to one of the second plurality of numerical characters; and

a control module configured to,
when one or more operation keys are operated, display one or more characters as one or more input characters in response to
operations to the one or more operation keys,

when the one or more input characters are matched at least a part of one of the character strings, display the numerical character
assigned to a matched one of the character strings,

wherein
the control module is configured to, when an activation instruction for an application related to the one or more input characters
or the matched one of the numerical characters is given in a state in which the one or more input characters and the matched
one of the numerical characters are displayed on the display module, display the application in a state in which any one of
the one or more input characters and the matched one of the numerical characters is input thereto,

when said one of the operation keys is operated, the control module is configured to input and display on the display module
the character and the numerical character assigned to said one of the operation keys as the input character and an input numerical
character, and

when the input character being input by an operation on said one of the operation keys corresponds to the registered character,
the control module is configured to continue display of the input character on the display module and clear display of the
input numerical character from the display module.

US Pat. No. 9,228,645

VACUUM STABLE MECHANISM DRIVE ARM

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A device comprising:
a rotary-actuated motor configured to rotatably drive a motor member;
a drive arm coupled to the motor member and configured to responsively move between a first position and a second position
upon rotation of the motor member; and

an actuatable member configured to be moved by the drive arm, wherein the actuatable member is thermally isolated from the
drive arm in both the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,230,798

SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER COMPOSED OF SILICON AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A monocrystalline silicon semiconductor wafer comprising a front side and a rear side, and a denuded zone which extends
from the front side to the rear side as far as a depth which, between a center and an edge of the semiconductor wafer, is
on average not less than 8 ?m and not more than 18 ?m, and having a region which adjoins the denuded zone and has BMDs whose
density at a distance of 30 ?m from the front side is not less than 2×109 cm?3.

US Pat. No. 9,229,477

MULTI-FUNCTION INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM WITH MULTI-ORIENTATION STAND

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a planar housing having an upper and lower surface;
a processor disposed in the planar housing and operable to process information;
a memory disposed in the planar housing and interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the information;
a display integrated in the planar housing upper surface and interfaced with the processor, the display operable to present
the information as visual images;

first and second members rotationally coupled to the planar housing and operable to retract into the planar housing in a retracted
position and to extend outward at the planar housing lower surface in an extended position to support the planar housing in
an inclined configuration or an upright configuration; and

a standoff disposed on each of the first and second members, the standoff aligned to raise the planar housing relative to
a resting surface when the first and second members are in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 9,232,678

MODULAR, SCALABLE, EXPANDABLE, RACK-BASED INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A modular, scalable/expandable (MSE) rack assembly for physically supporting information technology (IT) gear of one or
more information handling systems (IHSes), the IT gear having different dimensions of at least one of height, width, and depth,
the rack assembly comprising:
a rack chassis comprising a plurality of interconnected panels forming a volumetric space having a front section and a rear
section, both with opposing side panels forming a front access space and a rear access space, respectively, between corresponding
opposing side panels;

a plurality of guides located within interior surfaces of the opposing side panels at the front section, the plurality of
guides running in a lateral direction along the front access space towards the rear section; and

one or more block chasses each having a frame that provides a block height, which enables insertion of at least one layer
of N fully functional IT gears within the block chassis, the frame defining a corresponding information technology (IT) bay,
having a total width that enables attachment to opposing guides on the opposing side panels and configured to support insertion
of one or more IT gears having at least a first size dimension selectable from among multiple supported height, width, and
depth dimensions ranging from a fractional or partial width, height and depth dimension to a full height, full width, and
full depth dimension of IT gear insertable into the particular block chassis, wherein the block chassis is physically inserted
into the front section of the rack chassis and held in place by at least two opposing guides on the opposing side panels.

US Pat. No. 9,229,148

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus comprising:
at least one light source outputting light;
a light guide plate guiding the light; and
a display panel receiving the light from the light guide plate,
wherein the light guide plate comprises;
a light incident surface facing the light source and receiving the light;
a light facing surface reflecting the light toward the light incident surface, the light facing surface having an arc shape;
a top surface connected with the light incident surface and the light facing surface, the top surface outputting the light,
wherein the top surface comprises a flat surface; and

connection surfaces provided at both sides of the light incident surface to connect the light incident surface with the light
facing surface, wherein the connection surfaces are substantially perpendicular to the top surface,

wherein each of the connection surfaces comprises at least two absorption surfaces and at least one reflective surface provided
between the two adjacent absorption surfaces, the reflective surface reflecting the light, and each of the connection surfaces
has a stepped surface.

US Pat. No. 9,228,628

CRUSH-CAN ATTACHED TO A FRAME RAIL THROUGH A VEHICLE BODY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An impact absorption assembly for a vehicle having an outer body structure, the assembly comprising:
a frame rail;
a bumper on an opposite side of the outer body structure from the frame rail; and
a crush-can attached to the bumper and the frame rail, wherein the outer body structure defines an opening, wherein the crush-can
extends through the opening, and wherein the crush-can is unattached to the outer body structure.

US Pat. No. 9,229,747

MEMORY COMPATIBILITY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A memory system, comprising:
a first connector that is configured to connect to a processing system through a first socket, wherein the first connector
and first socket conform to a first Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) interface protocol;

a second socket that is configured to connect to a memory module, wherein the second socket and the memory module conform
to a second DRAM interface protocol;

a power regulator that is coupled to the second socket and that is configured to couple to a power source through the first
connector; and

a virtualization module that is communicatively coupled to the first connector, the second socket, and the power regulator,
wherein the virtualization module is configured to:

virtualize the memory module to present a virtual memory module that conforms to the first DRAM interface protocol to the
processing system when the first connector is connected to the first socket;

determine a power requirement of the memory module when the memory module is connected to the second socket and communicate
the power requirement to the power regulator such that the power regulator regulates power received from the power source
through the first connector when the first connector is connected to the first socket to provide a regulated power to the
second socket that conforms to the power requirement;

receive first DRAM interface protocol communications from the processing system that are directed to the virtual memory module;
modify the first DRAM interface protocol communications to produce second DRAM interface protocol communications that are
compatible with the memory module; and

provide the second DRAM interface protocol communications to the memory module.

US Pat. No. 9,232,557

3GPP BASED CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE FOR SMALL CELL BACKHAUL SOLUTIONS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A small cell backhaul network configured to interact with a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) core and further
configured to enable mobile broadband services to be provided by the 3GPP core to a plurality of 3GPP mobile terminals, the
small cell backhaul network comprising:
a plurality of small cell radio base stations, each small cell radio base station is linked to at least a portion of the plurality
of 3GPP mobile terminals;

a small cell hub which provides at least one wireless link to the plurality of small cell radio base stations;
a small cell backhaul controller which controls the at least one wireless link between the small cell hub and the plurality
of small cell radio base stations, where the small cell backhaul controller interacts with both the small cell hub and the
3GPP core;

a small cell backhaul storage unit, coupled to the small cell backhaul controller, where the small cell backhaul storage unit
maintains data pertaining to the at least one wireless link between the small cell hub and the plurality of small cell radio
base stations, where the at least one wireless link is emulated as 3GPP radio bearers as seen from the 3GPP core irrespective
of a radio technology actually used to implement the at least one wireless link; and

wherein the small cell backhaul network further comprises:
a first Mobile Backhaul (MBH) connection between the 3GPP core and the small cell backhaul controller;
a second Mobile Backhaul (MBH) connection between the small cell backhaul controller and the small cell radio base stations;
emulated 3GPP bearers between the small cell backhaul controller and the small cell radio base stations; and,
emulated 3GPP radio bearers between the small cell hub and the small cell radio base stations.

US Pat. No. 9,232,556

USER EQUIPMENT WITH IMPROVED TUNE-AWAY PERFORMANCE DURING MEASUREMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:
at a user equipment device (UE) comprising a first radio, wherein the first radio is configurable to operate according to
a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT:

performing communication with a first base station of the first RAT at a first frequency of the first RAT, wherein upcoming
tune-away operations at a second frequency of the first RAT is scheduled;

receiving a request for performing tune-away operations at a frequency of the second RAT while the UE is operating at the
first frequency of the first RAT, wherein the request for the tune-away to the frequency of the second RAT occurs prior to
start of the upcoming tune-away operations at the second frequency of the first RAT and conflicts with the upcoming tune-away
operations at the second frequency of the first RAT;

performing the tune-away operations at the frequency of the second RAT, wherein said performing the tune-away operations at
the frequency of the second RAT operates to delay the upcoming tune-away of the first RAT;

after completion of the tune-away operations to the frequency of the second RAT, tuning the first radio directly to the second
frequency of the first RAT to perform the tune-away operations at the second frequency of the first RAT, wherein said tuning
the first radio directly to the second frequency of the first RAT does not involve tuning the first radio back to the first
frequency of the first RAT between said completion of the tune-away operations at the frequency of the second RAT and said
tuning the first radio to the second frequency of the first RAT; and

performing the tune-away operations of the first RAT at the second frequency of the first RAT.

US Pat. No. 9,231,547

FILTER FOR REMOVING NOISE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A filter for removing noise, which comprises:
a lower magnetic body;
an insulating layer disposed on the lower magnetic body and including at least one conductor pattern;
input and output stud terminals electrically connected to the at least one conductor pattern for electrical input and output
of the at least one conductor pattern; and

an upper magnetic body consisting of an inner upper magnetic body and an outer upper magnetic body,
wherein the inner upper magnetic body includes a first ferrite powder having a particle size within a first interval between
the input and output stud terminals, and

wherein the outer upper magnetic body includes a second ferrite powder having a particle size within a second interval between
the input and output stud terminals and an outer surface of lower the magnetic body.

US Pat. No. 9,230,852

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE CORROSION PROTECTING CAP OVER BOND PADS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) die, comprising:
a substrate having a top side surface providing circuitry including active circuitry configured to provide a function, having
at least one bond pad comprising a bond pad metal coupled to a node in said circuitry, and a dielectric passivation layer
over said top side surface providing a contact area which exposes said bond pad, and

a metal capping layer and having a first portion over at least said contact area in electrical contact with said bond pad
metal and a second portion over the dielectric passivation layer not in electrical contact with any bond pad metal.

US Pat. No. 9,229,530

WIRELESS HAPTIC FEEDBACK APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO BE MOUNTED ON A HUMAN ARM

1. A haptic feedback apparatus comprising:
a solenoid manifold comprising at least a first solenoid and at least a portion of the manifold, the solenoid manifold configured
to be mounted onto a human arm;

at least a first finger mount configured to be mounted onto a human finger, the first finger mount including at least one
bladder coupled to receive air from the solenoid manifold when said first solenoid is activated by a controller; and

the controller, wherein the controller is configured to,
receive an input signal;
control the operation of the first solenoid responsive to the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,226,850

MINIMALLY INVASIVE GLAUCOMA SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A device for forming an opening in the trabecular meshwork of the eye of a subject, said device comprising:
an elongate probe having a distal end that is insertable into the anterior chamber of the eye;
a member extending from the distal end of the elongate probe, said member having opposing upper and lower sides; and
a cutting or ablating apparatus is located adjacent to the upper side of the member;
said member being insertable, while the elongate shaft extends through the anterior chamber of the eye, into the Schlemm's
canal such that the member is advanceable through a portion of Schlem's canal with the cutting or ablating apparatus cutting
or ablating trabecular meshwork tissue as the member is being so advanced.

US Pat. No. 9,231,850

KEEPALIVE MECHANISM TO MAINTAIN LINKS IN A LOSSY ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
determining a selected link from a particular device toward a root device in a computer network, wherein traffic destined
away from the root device via the particular device utilizes the selected link in reverse;

monitoring a link quality of the selected link in reverse based on received traffic over the selected link;
determining whether the link quality is below a lower threshold;
in response to the link quality being below the lower threshold, activating use of keepalive messages from the particular
device over the selected link; and

deactivating the use of keepalive messages in response to determining that the link quality is above an upper threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,231,311

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A COMPACT MODULAR PHASED ARRAY ELEMENT

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An antenna array comprising a plurality of radiating cells, the radiating cells each comprising:
a patch antenna;
an upper ground plane, the upper ground plane having a first side facing the patch antenna, wherein the upper ground plane
comprises at least a first slot and a second slot, wherein the first slot is orthogonal to the second slot;

a lower ground plane; and
a stripline feed network, the stripline feed network located on a second side of the upper ground plane and between the upper
and lower ground planes, wherein the upper ground plane isolates the patch antenna from the stripline feed network, wherein
the stripline feed network further comprises:

a compacted hybrid, wherein the compacted hybrid comprises a first port, a second port, a third port, and a fourth port;
a first stripline starting at the first port and extending under the patch antenna to cross under the first slot at an angle
perpendicular to the first slot; and

a second stripline starting at the second port and extending under the patch antenna to cross under the second slot at an
angle perpendicular to the second slot;

wherein the radiating cells of the antenna array comprise radiating element spacing lower than 0.6 wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 9,230,795

DIRECTIONAL PRE-CLEAN IN SILICIDE AND CONTACT FORMATION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

9. A method comprising:
etching a dielectric layer to form an opening, with an underlying region underlying the dielectric layer exposed to the opening;
reacting a surface region of the underlying region with a process gas to form a reaction layer, wherein the reaction layer
comprises a first portion at a bottom of the opening and overlying the underlying region, and a second portion on a top surface
of the dielectric layer, with substantially no reaction layer formed on sidewalls of the opening; and

performing an anneal to remove the reaction layer.

US Pat. No. 9,229,192

MIRROR DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A minor device, comprising:
a minor including
a base plate having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a side surface different from the
first and second surfaces,

a reflective surface on the first surface of the base plate, and
a plurality of first protrusions on the second surface of the base plate;
a plurality of support parts for respectively supporting the plurality of the first protrusions, each support part having
a groove for guiding the first protrusion; and

a plurality of clamps each having a first portion secured on corresponding one of the plurality of support parts and a second
portion positioned for pressing one of the plurality of first protrusions toward the groove through the side surface, the
plurality of clamps being configured to press respectively the plurality of the first protrusions against grooves in the plurality
of the support parts.

US Pat. No. 9,231,312

TERMINAL-WIRE ASSEMBLY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A terminal-wire assembly, comprising:
a copper wire including a conductor made of copper;
an aluminum wire including a conductor made of aluminum or aluminum alloy; and
a crimping terminal connectable to ends of the respective copper wire and aluminum wire;
wherein:
the crimping terminal includes a first wire-side terminal portion shaped to be connectable to the end of the copper wire,
a second wire-side terminal portion shaped to be connectable to the end of the aluminum wire and an electrical connecting
portion bonded to the first and second wire-side terminal portions and shaped to be electrically connectable to at least one
mating section;

the first wire-side terminal portion includes a first crimping portion shaped to be crimpable to the conductor exposed at
the end of the copper wire;

the second wire-side terminal portion includes a second crimping portion shaped to be crimpable to the conductor exposed at
the end of the aluminum wire;

the first crimping portion is crimped to the conductor of the copper wire to have such a first crimping height that the first
crimping portion is capable of coming into contact with a surface of the conductor of the copper wire; and

the second crimping portion is crimped to the conductor of the aluminum wire to have such a second crimping height that the
second crimping portion is capable of coming into contact with the conductor of the aluminum wire through an oxide film covering
a surface of the conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,230,743

GRAVURE PRINTING PLATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, GRAVURE PRINTING MACHINE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR LAMINATED CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A gravure printing plate used for transferring a paste film onto a printing target material through gravure printing, the
plate comprising:
an image section to which a printing paste for forming the paste film is supplied,
wherein the image section is provided with banks and a plurality of substantially recess-shaped cells defined by the banks;
and

a plurality of the cells being provided with a projecting portion that projects from a part of a bottom surface of the cell,
each projecting portion being distant from the banks and being provided in such a location that a distance from the projecting
portion to an outer edge of the image section is shorter than a distance from the projecting portion to the nearest bank.

US Pat. No. 9,232,532

MITIGATING INTERFERENCE FROM WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a first wireless access network node, whether a first wireless equipment is potentially an interferer of wireless
communication of a second wireless equipment in a domain of a second wireless access network node, wherein the first wireless
equipment is in a domain of the first wireless access network node, and wherein the determining is based at least in part
on whether the first wireless equipment is in a predefined proximity to the second wireless access network node or the second
wireless equipment; and

in response to determining that the first wireless equipment is potentially the interferer of the wireless communication of
the second wireless equipment, sending, by the first wireless access network node to the second wireless access network node,
configuration information relating to a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format used by the first wireless equipment,
to allow the second wireless access network node or the second wireless equipment to detect an interference from the first
wireless equipment and to initiate performance of an interference mitigation procedure with respect to the interference from
the first wireless equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,231,587

INPUT DEVICE HAVING ELECTRODES SHAPED TO ENHANCE CAPACITIVE SENSITIVITY AT A GIVEN POSITION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An input device having a plurality of keys with corresponding key indication marks, arranged in a column direction, wherein:
each of the plurality of keys includes a corresponding key indication mark formed on an operation surface and a capacitive
touch sensor comprising corresponding electrode plates formed on a printed circuit board (PCB), and

each electrode plate is only partially disposed behind the corresponding key indication mark such that a lower portion of
the electrode plate extends beyond a lower edge of the respective key indication mark and an upper portion of the electrode
plate overlaps the key indication mark and;

whereupon in response to an actuation of the input device, a finger region is identified to include portions of first and
second adjacent key indication marks corresponding to first and second adjacent keys and corresponding first and second electrode
plates, where one of the first and second keys is selected based on relative portions of the first and second electrode plates
encompassed by the finger region.

US Pat. No. 9,228,554

SUPPORTING A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IN UTILIZING AN AUTOMATIC START-STOP SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle in utilizing an automatic engine start-stop system of the motor vehicle,
the method comprising the steps of:
determining a first limit value tG1 that indicates a time, which, after an engine of the motor vehicle has been stopped through the automatic engine start-stop
system, has to elapse until an energy saving through the stopping of the engine compared with a continued operation of the
engine is obtained, wherein the first limit value tG1 accounts for at least one consumption of fuel and electric energy applicable to a standing phase of the motor vehicle with
the engine running;

registering a time ?t(t)=|t0?t| currently carried out through the automatic engine start-stop system, where

t0: a point of time at which the engine is stopped through the automatic engine start-stop system,

t: a time; and
generating and outputting a visually and/or haptically and/or acoustically perceptible information dependent on the first
limit value tG1 and the time ?t(t), from which the driver can gather the time ?t(t) with effect from which the engine stop leads to the energy
saving.

US Pat. No. 9,232,657

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF WIRING SUBSTRATE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a core including a first surface, a second surface, and a cavity, wherein the second surface is located at an opposite side
of the first surface, and the cavity includes a first opening and a second opening in the first surface and the second surface,
respectively;

a first wiring layer formed on the first surface of the core;
a second wiring layer formed on the second surface of the core;
an electronic component arranged in the cavity;
a first insulating layer that fills the cavity and covers the second surface of the core, wherein the electronic component
is partially buried in the first insulating layer, and the electronic component includes a portion projected from the first
opening of the cavity and exposed from the first insulating layer;

a second insulating layer that covers the first insulating layer;
a third insulating layer that covers the first surface of the core and the projected and exposed portion of the electronic
component;

a first via wire that extends through the third insulating layer;
a third wiring layer formed on the third insulating layer and electrically connected to the electronic component through the
first via wire;

a second via wire that extends through the second insulating layer and the first insulating layer; and
a fourth wiring layer formed on the second insulating layer and electrically connected to the second wiring layer through
the second via wire;

wherein a thickness of the third insulating layer over the first wiring layer is equal to a total thickness of the first insulating
layer and the second insulating layer over the second wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 9,231,594

NON-LUT FIELD-PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAYS

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A logic block implemented in an integrated circuit, comprising:
a plurality of cells formed in said integrated circuit, each of said cells consisting of data inputs, one or more select inputs,
one of a logic gate and the functional equivalent of the logic gate, and one or more programmably selectable inverters coupled
to said logic gate, each of said data inputs to said cell consisting only of an input to at least one of said logic gate and
one of said one or more programmably selectable inverters, said logic gate including a logic gate output coupled to one of
an output of said cell and one of said one or more programmably selectable inverters, said one or more select inputs configured
for enabling or disabling each of said one or more programmably selectable inverters;

a tree structure arrangement comprising a number of levels formed by said cells;
a plurality of inputs to said tree structure in a first level of said tree structure comprising said data inputs to said cells
in said first level; and

an output from said tree structure in a last level of said tree structure.

US Pat. No. 9,232,656

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A wiring board, comprising:
a substrate having an opening portion;
a plurality of electronic devices positioned in the opening portion such that the electronic devices are arrayed in a lateral
direction of each of the electronic devices; and

an insulation layer formed on the substrate such that the insulation layer covers the electronic devices in the opening portion
of the substrate,

wherein the substrate has a wall surface defining the opening portion such that the wall surface is partially partitioning
the opening portion and keeping the electronic devices from making contact with each other, and the wall surface of the substrate
has a pair of protrusions positioned such that tips of the protrusions face each other.

US Pat. No. 9,231,273

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE MATERIAL

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A positive electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, the material comprising:
a positive electrode active material particle; and
an electrolyte-containing metal oxide coating layer having a porous structure and formed on the surface of the positive electrode
active material particle,

wherein an electrolyte of the electrolyte-containing metal oxide coating layer comprises an ionic liquid selected from a group
consisting of an imidazolium-based material, a pyrrolidinium-based material, a tetraalkylammonium-based material, a piperidinium-based
material, a pyridinium-based material, and a sulfonium-based material.

US Pat. No. 9,228,686

TRANSMISSION LINE FOR DRILL PIPES AND DOWNHOLE TOOLS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. A wired pipe system comprising:
a wired pipe segment having a first end and a second end;
a first coupler in the first end and a second coupler in the second end; and
a transmission medium disposed in the wired pipe segment between the first and second ends and providing at least part of
an electrical path between the first and second couplers, the transmission medium comprising:

an assembly that includes an inner conductor surrounded over at least a portion of its length by an insulating material;
a fixation element surrounding and attached to the assembly at or near an end of the assembly; and
a wire channel surrounding at least a portion of a length of the assembly and the fixation element, the wire channel being
fixedly connected to the fixation element;

wherein the insulating material includes external threads that mate with internal threads of the fixation element.

US Pat. No. 9,232,644

WIRING SUBSTRATE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a first wiring layer;
a first insulating layer on the first wiring layer;
a first coupling agent layer on the first insulating layer;
a first copper/tin alloy layer on the first coupling agent layer;
a first via hole formed through the first copper/tin alloy layer, the first coupling agent layer, and the first insulating
layer to reach the first wiring layer;

a metal catalyst provided on only a sidewall of the first via hole;
a seed layer provided on the metal catalyst and formed only on the sidewall of the first via hole; and
a metal plating layer formed on the first copper/tin alloy layer and the seed layer and filled in the first via hole to contact
the first wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 9,232,642

WIRING SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE WIRING SUBSTRATE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
an insulating layer including a reinforcement member and having a first surface and a second surface positioned on an opposite
side of the first surface;

a first electrode pad that is exposed from the first surface of the insulating layer including the reinforcement member;
a first layered body including a plurality of first insulating layers and being formed on the second surface of the insulating
layer including the reinforcement member, the plurality of first insulating layers having a first insulating material as a
main component;

a second layered body including a plurality of second insulating layers and being formed on the first layered body, the plurality
of second insulating layers having a second insulating material as a main component; and

a second electrode pad that is exposed from a surface of the second layered body that is opposite to the first layered body;
wherein the number of the plurality of first insulating layers is equal to the number of the plurality of second insulating
layers,

wherein the plurality of first insulating layers has a thermal expansion coefficient that is greater than a thermal expansion
coefficient of the plurality of second insulating layers,

wherein the first and the second insulating materials each include an epoxy type insulating resin,
wherein the plurality of the first and the second insulating layers each include a filler,
wherein an amount of the filler included in the plurality of first insulating layers is less than an amount of the filler
included in the plurality of second insulating layers.

US Pat. No. 9,232,624

TARGET FOR LASER PRODUCED PLASMA EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light source comprising:
a solid state laser configured to produce pulses of radiation, the pulses of radiation comprising at least a first pulse of
radiation and a second pulse of radiation;

a second optical source configured to produce a third pulse of radiation, the third pulse of radiation having a different
wavelength than the first pulse of radiation and the second pulse of radiation;

a vacuum chamber configured to receive target material in an interior of the vacuum chamber, the target material comprising
a material that emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light when converted to plasma; and

an optical element configured to:
receive the first pulse of radiation, the second pulse of radiation, and the third pulse of radiation, and
direct the first pulse of radiation, the second pulse of radiation, and the third pulse of radiation to, respectively, a first
location in the interior of the vacuum chamber, a second location in the interior of the vacuum chamber, and a third location
in the interior of the vacuum chamber, the first, second, and third locations being different locations in the vacuum chamber
and being along a direction that is different than the directions of propagation of the first pulse, the second pulse, and
the third pulse of radiation in the vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,231,692

PAIRED-BEAM TRANSPONDER SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

VIASAT INC., Carlsbad, C...

1. A satellite communications system comprising:
a first gateway terminal located in a first spot beam coverage area;
a first plurality of user terminals located in a second spot beam coverage area that does not overlap with the first spot
beam coverage area; and

a satellite, in communication with the first gateway terminal via a paired gateway beam and in communication with the first
plurality of user terminals via a paired user beam, and comprising a paired-beam transponder, the paired-beam transponder
comprising:

an input subsystem configured to receive a gateway uplink signal via the paired gateway beam on an uplink frequency band,
receive a user uplink signal via the paired user beam on the uplink frequency band, and amplify and combine the gateway uplink
signal and the user uplink signal into a combined input signal;

a frequency translation subsystem configured to convert the combined input signal to a combined output signal at a downlink
frequency band that is different from the uplink frequency band; and

an output subsystem configured to transmit the combined output signal to the first gateway terminal via the paired gateway
beam as a gateway downlink signal on the downlink frequency band, and transmit the combined output signal to the first plurality
of user terminals via the paired user beam as a user downlink signal on the downlink frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,231,586

INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY OR DISTANCE SENSOR

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. A sensor comprising an inductive sensor unit extending in an axial direction, the inductive sensor unit comprising:
at least one coil carrier, the coil carrier comprising a flange at an axial end of the coil carrier, the coil carrier defining
a circumferential depression that is recessed from an outer circumference of the coil carrier, the flange and the circumferential
depression together defining a first axial contact surface and a second axial contact surface of the coil carrier, the first
axial contact surface and the second axial contact surface being axially opposite each other,

a coil winding situated in the circumferential depression for generating a magnetic field, the coil winding extending in the
axial direction to adjoin the flange, wherein the coil winding extends between the first axial contact surface and the second
axial contact surface and rests directly against the first axial contact surface and the second axial contact surface, and

at least one core,
wherein the core is at least partially arranged in a recess in the coil carrier in a concentric manner and in such a manner
that the core overlaps the coil winding, and

wherein the core rests against a third axial contact surface which is coplanar with the first axial contact surface, and at
least one core section of the core, which overlaps the coil winding, comprises a rectangular cross-sectional profile.

US Pat. No. 9,230,640

GROUND CIRCUITRY FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A semiconductor memory device comprising:
a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells that are arranged in a matrix;
a plurality of word lines;
a plurality of first control lines;
a plurality of second control lines;
at least one first ground circuit configured to ground the plurality of first control lines together in accordance with a
first signal; and

at least one second ground circuit configured to ground the plurality of second control lines together in accordance with
a second signal, wherein:

each of the plurality of memory cells includes a memory element and a cell transistor both connected between a corresponding
one of the plurality of first control lines and a corresponding one of the plurality of second control lines,

the plurality of word lines are provided in a one-to-one correspondence with rows, each of the plurality of word lines being
connected to gates of cell transistors in the plurality of memory cells located on a corresponding one of the rows, and extending
along the rows,

the at least one first ground circuit includes:
a plurality of first transistors provided in a one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of first control lines, each of
the plurality of first transistors including a drain connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of first control lines;

a first ground line configured to ground sources of the plurality of first transistors together; and
a first signal line connected to gates of the plurality of first transistors to feed the first signal to the gates,
the at least one second ground circuit includes:
a plurality of second transistors provided in a one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of second control lines, each
of the plurality of second transistors including a drain connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of second control
lines;

a second ground line configured to ground sources of the plurality of second transistors together; and
a second signal line connected to gates of the plurality of second transistors to feed the second signal to the gates,
the plurality of first control lines are source lines being provided in a one-to-one correspondence with columns of the memory
cell array, and extending along the columns, and

the plurality of second control lines are bit lines being provided in a one-to-one correspondence with the columns of the
memory cell array, and extending along the columns.

US Pat. No. 9,228,500

FUEL METERING SYSTEM ELECTRICALLY SERVOED METERING PUMP

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

8. An electrically servoed metering pump, comprising:
a variable displacement piston pump including an adjustable hangar that is movable to a plurality of positions, the variable
displacement piston pump configured to receive a drive torque and, upon receipt of the drive torque, to supply fluid at a
flow rate and a discharge pressure that are dependent on drive speed and adjustable hangar position; and

a hanger actuator adapted to receive hangar position commands and configured, in response thereto, to move the adjustable
hangar to the commanded position, the hangar actuator comprising:

a first piston engaging the adjustable hangar and coupled to receive a first force, the first piston responsive to the first
force to supply a hangar position force to the adjustable hangar;

a bias spring engaging the first piston and supplying the first force thereto;
a second piston engaging the adjustable hangar and coupled to receive fuel at the discharge pressure, the second piston configured
to supply a pressure control force to the adjustable hangar that opposes the hangar position force; and

an electromechanical actuator engaging the bias spring and coupled to receive the hangar position commands, the electromechanical
actuator configured, in response to the hangar position commands, to set the bias spring to thereby control the first force
that is supplied to the first piston, the electromechanical actuator comprising:

a first electric motor configured to be selectively energized and, upon being selectively energized, to supply a first actuation
drive torque;

a second electric motor configured to be selectively energized and, upon being selectively energized, to supply a second actuation
drive torque; and

a linear actuator coupled to receive the first and the second actuation drive torque from the first and second electric motors,
respectively, and set the bias spring to thereby control the first force that is supplied to the first piston.

US Pat. No. 9,227,899

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PROPYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER

Shiny Chemical Industrial...

1. A process for producing propylene glycol methyl ether, comprising
(a) dissolving a solid basic catalyst in methanol to form a homogeneous solution,
(b) feeding the solution to a catalytic distillation column containing a heterogeneous basic catalyst fixed in place in the
column, defining a heterogeneous reaction zone, wherein the heterogeneous basic catalyst is an anion exchange resin in free
base form selected from weak anionic resins based on a macroporous, cross-linked, styrene divinyl benzene polymer structure
having a tertiary amine functionality

(c) feeding propylene oxide to the column, wherein, in the column, methanol reacts with propylene oxide according to a dual
homogeneous catalytic reaction and heterogeneous catalytic reaction to form propylene glycol methyl ether, and

(d) removing substantially pure propylene glycol methyl ether from the column as a bottoms product.

US Pat. No. 9,232,641

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

4. A wiring board comprising:
a core layer;
a through-hole penetrating through the core layer in its thickness direction;
a first wiring layer formed on a first surface of the core layer;
a through-hole wiring formed in the through-hole and electrically connected to the first wiring layer;
a curved first chamfered portion formed in a boundary portion between an inner side surface of the through-hole and the first
surface of the core layer;

a second wiring layer formed on a second surface of the core layer and electrically connected to the first wiring layer by
the through-hole wiring; and

a curved second chamfered portion formed in a boundary portion between the inner side surface of the through-hole and the
second surface of the core layer,

wherein:
the first wiring layer includes a first metal layer formed outside the first chamfered portion on the first surface of the
core layer and a second metal layer formed on the first chamfered portion and the first metal layer,

the second wiring layer includes a third metal layer formed outside the second chamfered portion on the second surface of
the core layer and a fourth metal layer formed on the second chamfered portion and the third metal layer,

the through-hole has a first hole and a second hole, the first hole and the second hole both being disposed between the first
and second chamfered portions,

the first hole is a truncated-cone-shaped hole in which an open end located on the side of the first surface of the core layer
is larger in area than a narrower end located in the core layer,

the second hole is a truncated-cone-shaped hole in which an open end located on the side of the second surface of the core
layer is larger in area than a narrower end located in the core layer,

the through-hole is formed in such a manner that the narrower ends of the first hole and second hole are connected to each
other inside the core layer, and

the first chamfered portion has a rounded convex shape, and the second chamfered portion has a rounded convex shape.

US Pat. No. 9,232,050

VISUAL VOICEMAIL SCALABILITY TEST

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
identifying a peak interval traffic intensity for requests for visual voicemail (VVM) services in a network, wherein the peak
interval traffic intensity in the network occurs when a number of requests for the VVM services is highest over a predetermined
interval;

identifying a plurality of user devices available for implementing scalability testing, wherein scalability testing identifies
scalability of network performance of the VVM services to high transaction volumes;

identifying a number of requests for VVM services during a prospective time for scalability testing in the network;
determining a number of additional requests for VVM services from the plurality of user devices that approximates the peak
interval traffic intensity during the prospective time for scalability testing in the network;

determining instructions for at least one of the plurality of user devices to provide the determined number of additional
requests; and

sending the determined instructions to the at least one of the plurality of user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,230,811

ACTIVE LAYER ION IMPLANTATION METHOD AND ACTIVE LAYER ION IMPLANTATION METHOD FOR THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An active layer ion implantation method for TFT comprising:
applying a photoresist on an active layer; and
exposing the photoresist using a TFT source/drain electrode mask for forming the TFT source/drain electrode pattern to form
a photoresist completely retained region and a photoresist partially retained region;

wherein an exposed region of the TFT source/drain electrode mask corresponds to the photoresist-partially-retained region
and a graphics region of the TFT source/drain electrode mask corresponds to the photoresist-completely-retained region; and

implanting ions into a first region of the active layer that corresponds to a TFT channel region through the photoresist-partially
retained region, wherein the photoresist-partially-retained region has a thickness designed to allow the ions to pass through
the photoresist-partially-retained region and the photoresist completely retained region has a thickness designed to prevent
the ions from passing through the photoresist completely retained region.

US Pat. No. 9,228,895

IMAGING SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE FOCAL PLANE ARRAY SENSORS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An optical imaging system comprising:
an integrated dewar assembly including a two-dimensional multi-waveband staring detector including a plurality of single-color
focal plane array sensors spatially distributed over a common focal plane and co-aligned side-by-side relative to one another,
each of the plurality of single-color focal plane array sensors being configured to produce a two-dimensional staring image
signal in a different waveband, the plurality of single-color focal plane array sensors including a first single-color focal
plane array sensor configured for a first waveband and a second single-color focal plane array sensor configured for a second
waveband;

foreoptics coupled to the integrated dewar assembly and configured to direct and focus light from an entrance pupil of the
optical imaging system into an optical beam incident on at least one of the plurality of single-color focal plane array sensors,
wherein the foreoptics comprises a wide field-of-view telescope including at least four mirrors, one of the at least four
mirrors being a movable optical element;

a tilt mechanism coupled to the movable optical element and configured to move the movable optical element over a range of
angular motion so as to sequentially direct the optical beam onto the first single-color focal plane array sensor and then
onto the second single-color focal plane array sensor; and

an image processor coupled to the two-dimensional multi-waveband staring detector and configured to spatially combine the
two-dimensional staring image signals from the first and second single-color focal plane array sensors to produce a multi-wavelength
image.

US Pat. No. 9,230,516

AUTOMATIC SCROLLING SPEED CONTROL BY TRACKING USER'S EYE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An information display device, comprising:
a display unit configured to display information in a scroll region, which is provided in at least a part of a screen of the
display unit, while scrolling the information;

a visual line detector configured to detect a visual line position of a user of the information display device with respect
to the scroll region;

a control unit configured to control a scroll speed, at which the information is scrolled in the scroll region, based on the
visual line position detected by the visual line detector; and

an acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration applied to the information display device;
wherein upon a determination, based on the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor, that the user of the information
display device is walking, the control unit is configured to

decelerate the scroll speed, and
continue to scroll the information at the decelerated scroll speed which is greater than zero,
wherein upon a determination, based on the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor, that the user of the information
display device stops, the control unit is configured to accelerate the scroll speed, and

wherein the accelerated scroll speed upon the determination that the user stops is faster than the decelerated scroll speed
upon the determination that the user is walking.

US Pat. No. 9,229,305

IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. An image projection apparatus comprising:
a light source including a light-emitting material to emit light by an electric discharge between a pair of electrodes;
an image generator to form an image by modulating intensity of the light emitted from the light source;
a receiver to receive a power-off input that triggers stopping power supply to the image projection apparatus; and
an electric-power controller to increase electric power supplied to the electrodes before stopping power supply to the image
projection apparatus when the receiver receives the power-off input.

US Pat. No. 9,232,526

ACCESS POINT FOR DEVICE-ASSISTED INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS CELLULAR SYSTEMS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An access point (AP), comprising:
processing logic configured to manage interference of a transmission, the processing logic configured to be used by the AP
to assign radio resources to a mobile station (MS), the assignment made according to interference management capabilities
of the AP, the MS, and one or more neighboring interfering APs, and further configured to be used by the AP to establish a
secure tunnel between the AP and the one or more neighboring interfering APs, wherein the secure tunnel is configured to be
established via the MS

wherein the interference management capabilities of the MS are configured to be dynamically received by the AP from the MS
as capability data.

US Pat. No. 9,230,279

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECOMMENDING A RETAIL LOCATION

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:
a scan event handler, implemented by one or more processors, configured to build a scan event model from historical product
scan messages previously received from a plurality of scanning devices associated with a plurality of users, each of the historical
product scan messages being associated with a product and a scan location; and

a recommendation engine, implemented by the one or more processors, configured to:
receive a query from a device associated with a specific user, the query including product identifier and a query location;
and

generate a recommendation of a location related to the product identifier, based on determining that the product identifier
and the query location included in the query match one or more scan events of the scan event model that are associated with
the historical product scan messages.

US Pat. No. 9,229,461

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising a voltage divider circuit, having:
a resistive voltage divider element for dividing a voltage between ground and a high-voltage line which supplies a voltage
obtained by rectifying an alternating-current voltage or a direct-current voltage;

a switch which is connected in series to the resistive voltage divider element and which cuts off a current path formed between
the high-voltage line and ground via the resistive voltage divider element; and

switching means for opening and closing the switch according to the state of a semiconductor device which is a supply destination
of the voltage obtained by division by the resistive voltage divider element,

the voltage divider circuit being formed on the same semiconductor substrate as the semiconductor device
wherein the switch is a MOSFET, and at least one resistor constituting the resistive voltage divider element is formed so
as to be completely surrounded by the MOSFET, and one end of the resistor is connected to a drain terminal of the MOSFET.

US Pat. No. 9,232,499

COMMON CHANNELS FOR WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a wireless receiver configured to scan for a first beacon in one or more of a first plurality of predetermined wireless channels,
wherein each of the first plurality of predetermined wireless channels has the same carrier frequency in a plurality of different
geographical regions; and

a controller configured to
(i) determine whether any of the first plurality of predetermined wireless channels are available,
(ii) responsive to determining that any of the first plurality of predetermined wireless channels are available, establish
a wireless network in one of the first plurality of predetermined wireless channels, and

(iii) responsive to determining that none of the first plurality of predetermined wireless channels are available,
identify, based on the first beacon scanned by the wireless receiver in the one or more of the first plurality of predetermined
wireless channels, a first geographical region of the plurality of different geographical regions,

select a second plurality of wireless channels associated with the first geographical region,
scan for a second beacon in one or more of the second plurality of wireless channels selected by the controller,
determine whether any of the second plurality of wireless channels are available, and
establish the wireless network in one of the second plurality of wireless channels responsive to determining that any of the
second plurality of wireless channels are available.

US Pat. No. 9,229,612

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROLLING METHOD FOR SCREEN, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A controlling method of a screen of an electronic device, wherein the screen includes a display panel and a touch-sensitive
panel, the display panel shows a root window on which all display contents are shown, the controlling method comprising:
receiving a command signal; and
transforming a coordinate system of the screen with a transformation according to the command signal,
wherein the screen has a first mode, a second mode and a third mode, the transformation is enabled during the second mode
only, a content touching function for controlling the display content is enabled during the first mode and the third mode,
the content touching function is disabled during the second mode, and the controlling method further comprises:

switching the screen from the first mode to the second mode by speaking a first voice command, pressing a first physical button,
touching a first display content, or shaking the electronic device N1 times;

switching the screen from the second mode to the first mode by speaking a second voice command, pressing a second physical
button, or shaking the electronic device N2 times;

switching the screen from the second mode to the third mode by speaking a third voice command, pressing a third physical button,
or shaking the electronic device N3 times;

switching the screen from the third mode to the second mode by speaking a fourth voice command, pressing a fourth physical
button, touching a second display content, or shaking the electronic device N4 times; and

switching the screen from the third mode to the first mode by speaking a fifth voice command, pressing a fifth physical button,
touching a third display content, or shaking the electronic device N5 times, where N1, N2, N3, N4, and N5 are natural numbers.

US Pat. No. 9,230,564

METHODS FOR FABRICATING MAGNETIC TRANSDUCERS USING POST-DEPOSITION TILTING

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a thin film magnetic transducer structure on a substantially planar portion of a substrate such that a plane of deposition
of the thin film magnetic transducer structure is substantially parallel to a plane of the substrate; and

causing the thin film transducer structure to tilt at an angle relative to the plane of the substrate, wherein the thin film
magnetic transducer structure is fixed at the angle after being tilted, wherein the angle is in a range from greater than
0 degrees to less than or equal to 90 degrees; and

removing a sacrificial portion of the substrate for causing the thin film magnetic transducer structure to pivot.

US Pat. No. 9,229,252

STEREOGRAPHIC DISPLAY APPARATUS AND VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd...

1. A stereographic display apparatus comprising:
a graphic display device having a light incoming surface, a normal line and a polarizer formed in a tabular shape, the polarizer
having a polarizing direction, and the graphic display device being configured to show stereographic displays via the polarizer;

a position sensor located adjacent to the graphic display device and being configured to detect an inclined angle in at least
one direction with reference to the normal line of the graphic display device;

an optical modulator having a first substrate, a second substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, a liquid crystal
layer, a sealing material and a prism array being formed in a tabular shape, the first substrate having an inner surface,
an outer surface and an end portion being made from a transparent material, the outer surface of the first substrate being
located on the polarizer of the graphic display device, the second substrate also having an inner surface, an outer surface
and an end portion being made from a transparent material, and the second substrate being located such that each of the inner
surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate face each other through at least the liquid crystal layer, the prism
array having a refraction index, an inner surface and an outer surface made from a transparent material, the outer surface
of the prism array formed in a substantially plane shape, the inner surface of the prism array including a plurality of fine
prisms, each of the fine prisms extending in a first direction, aligning in a second direction substantially perpendicular
to the first direction and forming an inclined projection formation in a cross-sectional view from the first direction, the
prism array being located adjacent the inner surface of the first substrate so that the outer surface of the prism array faces
the inner surface of the first substrate, the first electrode having an inner surface being disposed on at least one of the
inner surface of the first substrate and the inner surface of the prism array, and prescribing an initial orientation state
of liquid crystal molecules disposed in the liquid crystal layer, the second electrode having an inner surface being disposed
on the inner surface of the second substrate, the liquid crystal layer having a refraction index of extraordinary light and
a refraction index of ordinary light of materials included in the liquid crystal layer, and being formed between the first
substrate and the second substrate so as to cover each of the inner surfaces of the first electrode and the second electrode,
and thereby defining a thickness of the liquid crystal layer, and the sealing material disposed between the end portion of
the first substrate and the end portion of the second substrate and sealing the liquid crystal layer so as to prevent leakage
of the liquid crystal in an outward direction of the optical modulator; and

a voltage supply being configured to receive the inclined angle from the position sensor, wherein the voltage supply is configured
to apply a voltage to the optical modulator in accordance with the inclined angle output from the position sensor during operation.

US Pat. No. 9,231,179

METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS, LEAD FRAME COMPOSITE, AND OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method for forming optoelectronic semiconductor components, the method comprising:
providing a lead frame composite having a plurality of individual lead frames for the semiconductor components, wherein the
lead frame composite comprises a plurality of test contacts which are freely accessible on a top side of the lead frame composite
and wherein a bottom side of the lead frame composite opposite the top side is configured for surface mounting of the semiconductor
components;

attaching additional electrical connecting elements between adjacent lead frames;
after attaching the additional electrical connecting elements, preparing a potting body to form house bodies of individual
semiconductor components, wherein the potting body mechanically connects lead frame parts of each individual lead frame and
a plurality of the lead frames to one another and covers the additional electrical connecting elements;

electrically testing the semiconductor components, wherein the testing includes electrically contacting the test contacts
at least temporarily on the top side;

after the testing, singulating the lead frame composite and potting body to form the optoelectronic semiconductor components,
wherein at least some of the additional electrical connecting elements are removed partially or completely during the singulating;
and

removing the test contacts after testing.

US Pat. No. 9,228,658

PUMPING SEAL WITH ALIGNED SPRING

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A seal assembly for sealing a space between a housing and a rotary shaft having an outer surface and disposed at least
partially within the housing, the seal assembly comprising:
a generally annular sealing member having a central axis and inner and outer circumferential surfaces extending about the
axis, at least a portion of the inner surface providing a sealing surface engageable with the shaft outer surface so as to
define a seal interface with opposing axial ends, the sealing surface being configured to direct substances entering the interface
toward at least one of the axial ends; and

a generally annular biasing member disposed about the sealing member outer surface and configured to exert a radially-inwardly
directed force on the sealing member so as to generate contact pressure within the seal interface, the biasing member being
arranged on the sealing member such that at least a portion of the biasing member extends axially in general alignment with
at least a portion of the sealing surface;

wherein one of:
the sealing surface is generally elliptical shaped and the biasing member extends in a generally elliptical pattern about
the sealing member outer surface so as to be substantially aligned with and spaced radially outwardly from the sealing surface;
and

the sealing surface is generally sinusoidal-shaped and the biasing member extends in a generally sinusoidal pattern about
the sealing member outer surface so as to be substantially aligned with and spaced radially outwardly from the sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 9,232,529

NODE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION MODE SWITCHING FOR DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION IN DOWNLINK CHANNEL

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A node for transmission mode switching for downlink transmission in a downlink channel, comprising:
a configuring unit that configures an initial transmission mode for the downlink transmission as a default transmission mode;
a deriving unit that derives channel quality metric (CQM) of the downlink channel;
a first determining unit that determines a first predefined threshold on the basis of link level simulation of a first transmission
mode and a second transmission mode; and

a first switching unit that switches the transmission mode from the initial transmission mode to the first transmission mode
or the second transmission mode on the basis of the CQM and the first predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,231,440

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SAME

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

1. A power supply comprising:
a power supply circuit configured to receive a first power from an external power source, to receive a battery power, and
to output a second power comprising at least one of the first power or the battery power to an external load;

a battery pack coupled to the power supply circuit, the battery pack comprising a plurality of batteries, which are arranged
into a plurality of battery groups comprising a first battery group and a second battery group, and configured to provide
the battery power; and

a controller configured to control the power supply circuit and the battery pack according to at least one of a status of
the external power source, a status of the external load, a status of the first battery group, or a status of the second battery
group,

wherein the battery pack is configured to selectively supply a power of the first battery group or a power of the second battery
group as the battery power to the power supply circuit according to at least one of a status of the external power source,
a status of the external load, a status of the first battery group, or a status of the second battery group,

wherein the battery pack further comprises a battery management system configured to control charging and discharging of each
of the first battery group and the second battery group according to a battery control signal from the controller,

wherein the power supply circuit comprises:
an input terminal configured to receive the first power;
an output terminal configured to output the second power;
a first power converter coupled between the input terminal and a first node, and configured to convert the first power to
a converted first power having a voltage suitable for charging the batteries, and to output the converted first power to the
first node; and

a second power converter coupled between the first node and the output terminal, and configured to convert the converted first
power or the battery power to the second power having a voltage suitable for use by the external load, and to output the second
power to the output terminal, and

wherein the first battery group and the second battery group are selectively electrically coupled to the first node.

US Pat. No. 9,228,723

DOWNLIGHT FIXTURES

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A retrofit light fixture for insertion within an opening, the retrofit light fixture comprising:
(a) a mounting ring;
(b) a support frame attached to the mounting ring;
(c) a plate attached to an upper portion of the retrofit light fixture; and
(d) at least one spring band with a lower end attached to the mounting ring and an upper end attached to the plate, wherein:
the at least one spring band is configured to deflect in a transverse direction to permit insertion of the retrofit light
fixture in a longitudinal direction into the opening and, after insertion, to return to its preloaded state to resist removal
of the retrofit light fixture from the opening;

the plate is configured to translate in the longitudinal direction with respect to the upper portion of the retrofit light
fixture such that a gap is created between the upper portion of the retrofit light fixture and the plate;

the upper end of the spring band translates with the plate; and
the longitudinal direction is approximately perpendicular to the transverse direction.

US Pat. No. 9,232,548

FAST INITIAL LINK SETUP DISCOVERY FRAMES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for use in a wireless station, comprising:
receiving a fast initial link setup (FILS) discovery (FD) frame from an access point (AP) between instances of a full beacon
frame, wherein the FD frame includes:

FD frame contents; and
a FD frame control field, comprising:
a service set identifier (SSID) length field, corresponding to a length of a variable length SSID field in the FD frame contents;
a capability presence indicator, indicating whether a corresponding capability field is present in the FD frame contents;
an access network options presence indicator, indicating whether a corresponding access network options field is present in
the FD frame contents;

a security presence indicator, indicating whether a corresponding security field is present in the FD frame contents; and
an AP configuration change count presence indicator, indicating whether a corresponding AP configuration change count field
is present in the FD frame contents;

and
determining whether to associate with the AP based on the received FD frame.

US Pat. No. 9,231,329

PIVOTAL COVER

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing provided with a pair of housing side mounting plates including a shaft hole passing a shaft therethrough;
a cover rotatively pivoted around the housing so as to open and close an opening of the housing, and provided with a pair
of cover side mounting plates including a shaft hole passing the shaft therethrough, the pair of cover side mounting plates
being positioned between the pair of housing side mounting plates; and

a boss disposed on one of the pair of cover side mounting plates and the pair of housing side mounting plates, cylindrically
upstanding from each of faces opposite to the other of the pairs, and passing the shaft therethrough, wherein at least one
of a projection and a depression is formed plurally on a peripheral surface of the boss configured to shear ice between the
boss and the one of the pair of cover side mounting plates and the pair of housing side mounting plates when rotating about
the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,231,287

ISOTHERMAL TERMINATOR AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SHAPE OF ISOTHERMAL TERMINATOR

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

17. An isothermal terminator system, comprising:
a waveguide comprising an inwardly facing surface defining a propagation channel through which electro-magnetic (EM) radiation
is directed, the inwardly facing surface having a same width at an axial terminus thereof and at a recessed axial location
thereof, which is axially recessed from the axial terminus; and

a terminator including a body having an exterior surface and an interior surface having a concave cone shape opposite the
exterior surface, the terminator being disposed in the propagation channel such that a curvature of the exterior surface continues
toward an angular interface with the inwardly facing surface at the recessed axial location of the waveguide and with the
axial terminus of the waveguide extending axially substantially beyond the interior surface, and such that the EM radiation
is incident on the exterior surface to raise a temperature of the body;

the body being substantially isothermal with the EM radiation being incident on the exterior surface and having a second order
increasing opening angle with reference to a center axis of the concave cone shape.

US Pat. No. 9,231,030

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light-emitting display device, comprising:
a substrate;
a thin film transistor formed on the substrate;
a first insulating layer that covers the thin film transistor;
a first electrode that is formed on the first insulating layer and is electrically connected to the thin film transistor;
a second insulating layer that is formed on the first insulating layer to cover the first electrode and has an opening exposing
a part of the first electrode;

an organic emission layer that is formed on a part of the second insulating layer and on the first electrode;
a second electrode that is formed on the second insulating layer and the organic emission layer;
a first auxiliary layer that is formed in a first region on the second electrode and has a first edge;
a third electrode that is formed in a second region, which is a region other than the first region, on the second electrode;
and

a second auxiliary layer that is formed on at least the first region and has a refractive index higher than that of the first
auxiliary layer, the second auxiliary layer directly contacts the third electrode, and the first and second auxiliary layers
have a substantially uniform thickness in the first region, in which the second auxiliary layer is thicker than the first
auxiliary layer, the second auxiliary layer contacts the first auxiliary layer, and the second auxiliary layer and the first
auxiliary layer are formed with different organic materials.

US Pat. No. 9,229,696

COMMON INTERMEDIATE REPRESENTATION FOR DATA SCRIPTING LANGUAGE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method for defining declarative code in an intermediate machine readable representation, including:
specifying a plurality of programming constructs of a declarative programming language, wherein the declarative programming
language adheres to an order independent execution model that facilitates entering values into a data abstraction of the order
independent execution model in an order unobservable to a target repository, and wherein the specifying further includes specifying
state information about at least one programming construct of the plurality of programming constructs; and

generating a machine readable intermediate language representation of the declarative programming language, wherein data representing
the declarative programming language according to the intermediate language representation can be stored in any of a plurality
of underlying storage abstractions, and wherein the generating includes representing the state information as at least one
attached property, wherein the generating includes representing type checking data in the at least one abstract syntax tree
structure as at least one other attached property, the type checking data used to confirm validity of a particular programming
construct, wherein the generating includes versioning at least one node of a pre-existing abstract syntax tree structure.

US Pat. No. 9,228,520

METHOD AND CONTROL TOOL FOR OPERATING A VALVE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a fuel injection valve of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle actuated by way of an
actuator, comprising:
identifying a first delay time which characterizes a time difference between a point in time of a first change in an energization
signal for the actuator and a point in time of a first change in an operating state of the valve corresponding to the first
change in the energization signal; and

inferring from the first delay time at least one second delay time of the valve, the at least one second delay time characterizing
a time difference between a point in time of a second change, different from the first change, in the energization signal
and a point in time of a second change in the operating state of the valve corresponding to the second change in the energization
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,232,340

APPLICATION STORE SYSTEM AND APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT METHOD USING THE APPLICATION STORE SYSTEM

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A resource management functional entity device, comprising a hardware processor configured to execute software program
units, wherein the software program units comprise:
a registering module configured to accept an operation of registering resources to the resource management functional entity,
wherein the resources comprise telecommunication capability resources and network resources;

an authorization request module configured to, in response to an operation of requesting for obtaining use authorization of
the resources, send an authorization request to a functional entity for providing the resources;

an authorization response module configured to, in a case that the authorization response module receives a success response
returned by the functional entity for providing the resources, invoke the display module to display information used for indicating
an authorization success;

a relation notification module configured to, in the case that the authorization response module receives the success response
returned by the functional entity for providing the resources, notify a corresponding relation between successfully-authorized
resources and an application which invokes the successfully-authorized resources to a functional entity for providing the
successfully-authorized resources, so that the functional entity for providing the successfully-authorized resources performs
authentication for the application which invokes the resources provided by the functional entity;

a display module configured to display information of the registered resources.

US Pat. No. 9,232,182

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF MANAGING DATA TRANSMISSION, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A transmission management apparatus, comprising:
a first memory configured to store terminal identification information for identifying a transmission terminal that is currently
participating in a session based on a reservation;

processing circuitry configured to generate reservation communication information based on the terminal identification information,
the reservation communication information at least indicating whether a counterpart transmission terminal that is scheduled
to participate in the session based on the reservation is currently participating in the session based on the reservation;
and

a transmitter configured to transmit the reservation communication information to a request transmission terminal that requests
to start communication with the counterpart transmission terminal based on the reservation,

wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to obtain first reservation identification information of the counterpart
transmission terminal and second reservation identification information of the request transmission terminal, and generate
the reservation communication information by comparing the first and second reservation identification information.

US Pat. No. 9,232,308

HEADPHONE DEVICE, WEARING STATE DETECTION DEVICE, AND WEARING STATE DETECTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A headphone device comprising:
an outside microphone attached to a position at which an extraneous sound is picked up without passing through a shield in
a state in which a user is wearing the headphone device;

an inside microphone attached to a position at which the extraneous sound is picked up via the shield in the state in which
the user is wearing the headphone device;

a driver unit configured to perform an acoustic output; and
a wearing state detection unit configured to detect a wearing state or a non-wearing state using a signal comparison result
between a sound signal obtained by the outside microphone and a sound signal obtained by the inside microphone, a pre-stored
non-wearing state reference value which is a signal comparison result between a sound signal obtained by the outside microphone
and a sound signal obtained by the inside microphone when the extraneous sound arrives in the non-wearing state, and a pre-stored
wearing state reference value which is a signal comparison result between a sound signal obtained by the outside microphone
and a sound signal obtained by the inside microphone when the extraneous sound arrives in the wearing state.

US Pat. No. 9,230,333

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method for processing images, comprising:
receiving, at an image processor, a set of frozen images, the set of frozen images being obtained by removing apparent motion
between images captured from a mobile imaging platform, the apparent motion arising due to motion of the mobile imaging platform
and the images corresponding to a scene changing with time;

decomposing, at the image processor, the set of frozen images to detect static objects, leaner objects, and mover objects
in the scene, the mover objects being objects that change spatial orientation in the scene with time due to motion of the
objects, and leaner objects being stationary features that appear to change spatial orientation in the scene with time due
to motion of the mobile imaging platform; and

compressing, using the image processor, the static objects, leaner objects, and mover objects in the scene separately using
different compression techniques for storage and/or transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,229,880

LOCATION SENSITIVE SOLID STATE DRIVE

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A self-enabling data storage device, comprising:
a persistent storage device;
a location sensor to sense a current location of said persistent storage device;
an encryption key to set an encryption of data stored in said persistent storage device based on said current location; and
an enabler to self-enable operation of said persistent storage device when said current location of said persistent storage
device falls within a permitted location;

wherein said persistent storage device is programmable to self-activate at least one of a fast erase function of said persistent
storage device, a secure erase function of said persistent storage device, and a destructive erase function of said persistent
storage device, when said persistent storage device is located in a non-permitted location.

US Pat. No. 9,229,216

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTION OF EYEPIECE DISPLAYS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An electronic eyepiece comprising:
a digital microdisplay;
an electrically switchable light blocking mechanism configured to selectively transmit or block light transmitted along an
optical path toward the digital microdisplay;

a light detector having a field of view matching a field of view of the eyepiece and configured to provide a first signal
indicative of a brightness of light entering the eyepiece;

a use sensor configured to provide a second signal indicative of likely use or disuse of the electronic eyepiece, the use
sensor including a proximity sensor configured to detect a presence of a user of the electronic eyepiece and to provide the
second signal responsive to detection of the presence of the user; and

a controller coupled to the electrically switchable light blocking mechanism, to the use sensor, and to the light detector,
the controller being configured to:

receive the first and second signals,
based on the first signal, determine whether a risk of damage to the microdisplay from the light transmitted along the optical
path toward the digital microdisplay exceeds a predetermined risk threshold,

adjust the predetermined risk threshold responsive to the second signal, and
responsive to determining that the predetermined risk threshold is exceeded, to provide a control signal to the electrically
switchable light blocking mechanism to control the electrically switchable light blocking mechanism to block the light transmitted
along the optical path toward the digital microdisplay.

US Pat. No. 9,231,747

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING WIRELESS FRAME, AND COMMUNICATION NETWORK ELEMENT

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for wireless communication between an access point (AP) and one or more stations (STA) in a wireless local area
network (WLAN), comprising:
selecting, by the AP, an access category from a plurality of access categories comprising at least one of the following: Access
Category voice (AC_VO), Access Category video (AC_VI), Access Category besteffort (AC_BE) and Access Category background (AC_BK);

transmitting, by the AP using the selected access category, a wireless frame, to at least one of the STAs, so as to notify
the STA to measure channel information;

receiving, by the AP, the measured channel information from the STA;
initiating, by the AP, data communication to the STA based on the received channel information,
wherein the wireless frame is a beginning frame of a frame exchange sequence for performing channel information measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,231,549

PHASE SHIFTER AND AND RELATED LOAD DEVICE

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A phase shifter, comprising:
a phase shifter core, having an input port for receiving an input signal, an output port for outputting an output signal,
and a plurality of connection ports; and

a plurality of load devices, coupled to the connection ports, respectively, at least one of the load devices comprising:
a plurality of first varactor units each having a first node, coupled to a corresponding connection port, and a second node,
wherein first nodes of the first varactor units are coupled to a first voltage, second nodes of the first varactor units are
respectively coupled to a plurality of second voltages, the second voltages include at least two voltages different from each
other, and either the first voltage or the second voltages are variable for tuning capacitive values of the first varactor
units; and

a plurality of second varactor units each having a first node and a second node, wherein the first varactor units and the
second varactor units are arranged in a differential topology, first nodes of the second varactor units are coupled to a third
voltage, and second nodes of the second varactor units are respectively coupled to the second voltages.

US Pat. No. 9,229,949

EXTENSIBLE AND GENERIC FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING RESOURCES FOR DATA WAREHOUSING LOADS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for managing resources implemented in at least one computing device, comprising:
receiving a request for a plurality of resources from a requester;
generating a ticket for the request that indicates the plurality of resources;
assigning a default priority for the ticket based on a determination that the request does not include a priority indication,
the default priority being a priority that is greater than a low priority and less than a high priority;

for at least one resource of the plurality of resources, querying a resource provider of a plurality of resource providers
for the at least one resource to determine whether the at least one resource can be acquired;

queuing the ticket in a queue if any of the resources cannot be acquired;
instructing each resource provider to release any resources that were locked during said querying if a resource provider indicates
that a resource cannot be acquired during said querying; and

granting the ticket if all of the resources can be acquired.

US Pat. No. 9,230,553

FIXED CODEBOOK SEARCHING BY CLOSED-LOOP SEARCH USING MULTIPLEXED LOOP

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A fixed codebook searching apparatus, comprising:
a preprocessing circuit that receives a target audio signal as input and obtains parameters for a pulse search;
a control circuit that sends the parameters to a multiplexed loop searching circuit or a pulse position searching apparatus
according to a timing signal, and performs control so as to drive the multiplexed loop searching circuit in the first and
final stages and drive the pulse position searching apparatus in other stages;

the multiplexed loop searching circuit that searches pulse positions where two pulses are placed by performing a closed-loop
search using a multiplexed loop, and calculates a synthetic value of a numerator term and a synthetic value of a denominator
term in the searched pulse position;

the pulse position searching apparatus that includes a first searching circuit that performs a first search of track 0 for
which a preliminary selection is performed, a second searching circuit that performs a second search of track 1 without any
preliminary selection and a third searching circuit that performs a third search of track 0 for which a preliminary selection
is performed, and searches pulse positions where two pulses are placed by performing a sequential optimization search, and
calculates a synthetic value of a numerator term and a synthetic value of a denominator term in the searched pulse position;
and

a pulse sequence coding circuit that performs pulse coding using the pulse positions searched in the multiplexed loop searching
circuit or the pulse position searching apparatus, the synthetic value of the numerator term and the synthetic value of the
denominator term; wherein

the first searching circuit inputs the parameters and performs the first search of track 0 with the preliminary selection
using the parameters on a first candidate group of positions where a first pulse is placed, to obtain a first position where
the first pulse is placed;

the second searching circuit fixes the first position inputted from the first searching circuit, and performs a second search
of track 1 without any preliminary selection using the first position on all position candidates of a second candidate group
of positions where a second pulse is placed, to obtain a second position where the second pulse is placed finally; and

the third searching circuit fixes the second position inputted from the second searching circuit, performs the third search
of track 0 with a second preliminary selection using the second position on the first candidate group, to obtain a third position
where the first pulse is placed finally, and outputs the second position and the third position as a search result.

US Pat. No. 9,230,497

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING EACH PIXEL DIVIDED INTO SUB PIXELS FOR IMPROVED VIEW ANGLE CHARACTERISTIC

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An active matrix-type display device, comprising:
a plurality of video signal lines;
a plurality of scanning signal lines intersecting the plurality of video signal lines;
a plurality of pixel formation portions arranged in a matrix form at respective intersections of the plurality of video signal
lines and the plurality of scanning signal lines;

a common electrode provided so as to be shared among the plurality of pixel formation portions;
first control wirings that intersect at least one of the plurality of video signal lines and the plurality of scanning signal
lines; and

second control wirings provided in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of scanning signal lines,
wherein
each of the pixel formation portions includes
a first pixel electrode and a second pixel electrode to which potentials according to an image to be displayed are to be applied,
a first first-capacitor formed by the first pixel electrode and the common electrode,
a second first-capacitor formed by the second pixel electrode and the common electrode,
an amplification circuit unit for amplifying the potential of the second pixel electrode, and
a first switching element having a control terminal connected to the scanning signal line, a first conductive terminal connected
to the video signal line, and a second conductive terminal connected to the amplification circuit unit,

the amplification circuit unit includes an amplification stage, the amplification stage including
a second switching element having a control terminal connected to the second control wiring, and a first conductive terminal
connected to the video signal line,

a third switching element having a control terminal connected to the second control wiring, and a first conductive terminal
connected to the first control wiring, and

a second-capacitor provided between a second conductive terminal of the second switching element and a second conductive terminal
of the third switching element,

the second conductive terminal of the first switching element is connected to the second conductive terminal of the third
switching element,

the first pixel electrode is connected to the second conductive terminal of the third switching element,
the second pixel electrode is connected to the second conductive terminal of the second switching element,
for any pixel formation portion among the plurality of pixel formation portions,
one frame period during which display of one screen is performed includes a selection period and a non-selection period other
than the selection period, the selection period being for changing potentials of the first pixel electrode and the second
pixel electrode according to the image to be displayed and including a first period and a second period,

to a corresponding first control wiring, a constant potential is applied, or a constant high level potential and a constant
low level potential are alternately applied,

to a corresponding second control wiring, a potential for placing the second switching element and the third switching element
in an on state is applied in the first period, and a potential for placing the second switching element and the third switching
element in an off state is applied in a period other than the first period, and

to a corresponding scanning signal line, a potential for placing the first switching element in an on state is applied in
the second period, and a potential for placing the first switching element in an off state is applied in a period other than
the second period,

when a center potential between a maximum potential and a minimum potential that can be applied to the plurality of video
signal lines is a reference potential, a potential of the common electrode is set to a potential lower than the reference
potential by a value equal to a size of a change in a potential of the first pixel electrode caused by a change in a potential
of the scanning signal line when shifting from the selection period to the non-selection period, and

a potential of the first control wiring is set such that a center potential between the potential of the second pixel electrode
in a selection period during which a potential higher than the potential of the common electrode is to be applied to the second
pixel electrode and the potential of the second pixel electrode in a selection period during which a potential lower than
the potential of the common electrode is to be applied to the second pixel electrode becomes equal to the potential of the
common electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,227,713

OUTBOARD MOTOR

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. An outboard motor comprising:
an engine;
an exhaust passage member disposed below the engine, the exhaust passage member defining a main exhaust passage arranged to
guide exhaust gases of the engine to a main exhaust port disposed in water, the exhaust passage member also defining a portion
of an idle exhaust passage, the idle exhaust passage diverging from the main exhaust passage and arranged to guide exhaust
gases in the main exhaust passage to an idle exhaust port opened to outside;

an idle exhaust passage member including an upstream end connected to the exhaust passage member and a downstream end that
defines the idle exhaust port and is disposed at a higher position than the upstream end, the idle exhaust passage member
defining a downstream portion of the idle exhaust passage, the downstream portion connecting the portion of the idle exhaust
passage defined by the exhaust passage member to the idle exhaust port, the idle exhaust passage member being integrally formed
from the upstream end to the downstream end; and

an upstream-side mounting structure that includes a cylindrical projection provided on the exhaust passage member, the cylindrical
projection including an inner peripheral surface defining a portion of the idle exhaust passage, wherein an upstream end portion
of the idle exhaust passage member is attached to the exhaust passage member by the upstream end portion of the idle exhaust
passage member being attached to the cylindrical projection.

US Pat. No. 9,232,638

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a core substrate comprising a resin and an inorganic fiber;
a first buildup layer formed on a first surface of the core substrate and comprising a plurality of resin insulating layers
and a plurality of first conductive layers; and

a second buildup layer formed on a second surface of the core substrate on an opposite side of the core substrate with respect
to the first surface and comprising a plurality of resin insulating layers and a plurality of second conductive layers,

wherein the plurality of first conductive layers in the first buildup layer has a sum V1 of volumes which is greater than a sum V2 of volumes of the plurality of second conductive layers in the second buildup layer, the core substrate has a first-surface
side portion which has a resin amount greater than a resin amount of a second-surface side portion of the core substrate where
a boundary line between the first-surface side portion and second-surface side portion of the core substrate is set with respect
to a center line in a thickness direction of the core substrate, and the first and second buildup layers are formed such that
a ratio V1/V2 of the V1 to the V2 satisfies 1 of the core substrate is in a range of 10 wt % to 20 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,231,427

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BATTERY RECHARGE NOTIFICATION WHILE IN A DISABLED STATE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a rechargeable battery;
a wireless communication unit that performs communication with another device;
a controller that performs a predetermined function in response to at least one operation performed by a user;
a charging unit that pre-charges the rechargeable battery with a first current if a voltage of the rechargeable battery is
less than a first value, and quickly charges the rechargeable battery with a second current, which is larger than the first
current, if the voltage of the rechargeable battery is equal to or greater than the first value;

a disabling unit that disables the predetermined function if the rechargeable battery is being charged with the first current;
and

a notification unit that, in response to the at least one operation being detected, notifies the user that the rechargeable
battery is being recharged if the at least one operation is detected when the rechargeable battery is being charged with the
first current.

US Pat. No. 9,231,065

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon (K...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first well provided at a first level; and
a gettering layer provided at a second level and including a first doping layer and a second doping layer, wherein the second
doping layer comprises a polarity opposite to a polarity of the first doping layer, the second level being deeper than the
first level,

wherein the first doping layer and the second doping layer overlap at least partially.

US Pat. No. 9,227,435

INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS AND PLATEN APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An ink-jet recording apparatus comprising:
a roller pair configured to transport a sheet in a first direction;
a platen disposed downstream of the roller pair in the first direction and including a plurality of ribs spaced apart from
each other in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and

a plurality of contact portions spaced apart from each other in the second direction, wherein each downstream end of the plurality
of contact portions in the first direction extends toward the platen, and

wherein the plurality of ribs includes an inclined surface that is inclined upwardly, relative to the platen, in the first
direction, wherein the downstream end of the at least one of the plurality of contact portions overlaps the at least a portion
of the inclined surface in a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions.

US Pat. No. 9,231,350

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a cylindrical shape and configured to insert therein a wire which has a terminal at a terminal portion of
the wire;

a shield shell disposed on an outer peripheral side of the housing;
a mounting member configured to be assembled with the housing and the shield shell and to set the terminal therein; and
a fixing mechanism, wherein
the mounting member includes a tubular portion configured to be inserted into a gap between the housing and the shield shell
in a diameter direction of the housing and to be contacted with an end face of the housing,

the shield shell includes a fixing portion configured to be fixed to the housing, and a movable portion rotatably connected
to the fixing portion and disposed on an outer periphery of the tubular portion,

the housing is molded integrally with the fixing portion and the wire by an insulating resin, and
the fixing mechanism is provided between the movable portion and the tubular portion in the diameter direction, is configured
to move the end face of the housing toward the tubular portion when the movable portion is rotated, and is configured to fix
the housing and the shield shell to the mounting member in a state where the tubular portion and the end face of the housing
closely contacted with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,231,295

WEARABLE DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A wearable device for wireless communication, comprising:
a device body, substantially having a central hollow structure;
a wearable belt;
a ground element, disposed in the device body;
a feeding element, disposed in the device body, and coupled to a signal source; and
a first radiation element, disposed on a surface of the wearable belt or in the wearable belt, and disposed adjacent to the
feeding element, wherein a coupled-fed antenna structure is formed by the feeding element and the first radiation element;

wherein the first radiation element is completely separate from the ground element and the feeding element;
wherein the wearable device further comprises:
a second radiation element, separated from the first radiation element, and disposed adjacent to the feeding element, wherein
the coupled-fed antenna structure further comprises the second radiation element, and the second radiation element is disposed
on an outer side surface of the device body;

wherein the second radiation element is substantially parallel to the first radiation element.

US Pat. No. 9,230,799

METHOD FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A method for fabricating a semiconductor device including GaN (gallium nitride) that composes a semiconductor layer, the
method comprising:
forming a first nitride layer on a substrate;
forming a second nitride layer on the first nitride layer;
forming a field oxide layer on the second nitride layer;
forming a gate insulating film in which an Al2O3 film is formed to penetrate the field oxide layer, the first nitride layer, and the second nitride layer, the Al2O3 film is subject to radical oxidation, and

then a SiO2 film is formed by using microwave plasma, the SiO2 film penetrating the field oxide layer and the second nitride layer only, and the SiO2 film located between the Al2O3 film and a gate electrode, wherein

the gate electrode is at least partially located in an opening of the SiO2 film of the gate insulating film, and

in the forming the gate insulating film, the microwave plasma is generated by using microwaves at a frequency of 2.45 GHz
by using a radial line slot antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,228,710

LIGHT PROJECTION APPARATUS, LIGHT CONDENSING UNIT, AND LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light projection apparatus, comprising:
a fluorescent member which is excited with exciting light; and
a light projecting member which reflects or transmits light emanating from the fluorescent member to project the light outside,
wherein

the fluorescent member includes an irradiated face, and
the irradiated face includes an irradiated region which is irradiated with the exciting light such that a length of the irradiated
region in a first direction is greater than a length of the irradiated region in a second direction perpendicular to the first
direction and parallel to the irradiated face of the fluorescent member.

US Pat. No. 9,228,035

PHOTO-CURABLE NANOIMPRINT COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR FORMATTING PATTERN USING THE COMPOSITION, AND NANOIMPRINT REPLICA MOLD COMPRISING CURED PRODUCT OF THE COMPOSITION

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Ya...

1. A photo-curable nanoimprint composition, said composition comprising:
(A) partial hydrolysate,
(B) polymerizable monomer having (meth)acrylic group; and
(C) photoinitiator,wherein said partial hydrolysate (A) is selected from a group consisting of
(A-1) mixture of partial hydrolysate of organic silicon compound having a general formula (1):
(wherein, each of (R1)s is, same or different, C1-4 alkyl group; n is an integer of 1-10; and partial hydrolysate of (meth)acrylic group-containing silicon compound having a
general formula (2):
wherein R2 is hydrogen atom or methyl group; R3 is C1-10 alkylene group, C3-10 cycloalkylene group, or C3-10 polymethylene group; R4 is C1-4 alkyl group, C3-4 cycloalkyl group, or C6-12 aryl group; R5 is C1-4 alkyl group or C3-4 cycloalkyl group; l is an integer of 1-3, m is an integer of 0-2, and k is an integer of 1-3, but (l+m+k) is 4; in case that
each of R2, R3, R4 and R5 is present in plural, each of (R2)s, (R3)s, (R4)s and (R5)s may be same or different;
(A-2) mixture of partial hydrolysate of fluorinated organic silane compound having a general formula (3):
wherein each of R6 and R8 is C1-10 alkyl group or C3-10 cycloalkyl group; R7 is C1-100 fluorine-containing alkyl group, fluorine-containing cycloalkyl group, or fluorine-containing alkoxy ether group; a is an
integer of 1-3and b is an integer of 0-2, but (a+b) is 1-3; in case that each of R6, R7 and R8 is present in plural, each of (R6) s, (R7)s and (R8)s may be same or different and said partial hydrolysate of (meth)acrylic group-containing silicon compound having the general
formula (2); and
(A-3) mixture of said partial hydrolysate of organic silicon compound having the general formula (1), said partial hydrolysate
of (meth)acrylic group-containing silicon compound having the general formula (2), and said partial hydrolysate of fluorinated
organic silane compound having the general formula (3), and

wherein said partial hydrolysate (A) comprises further partial hydrolysate of metal alkoxide having a general formula (5)

wherein, M is zirconium or titanium and each of (R9)s is, same or different, C1-10 alkyl group).

US Pat. No. 9,227,413

WASTE INK ABSORBER, WASTE INK TANK, LIQUID DROPLET EJECTING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A waste ink absorber to be mounted in a waste ink tank to absorb waste ink discharged from a head for ejecting ink,
wherein, in an uncompressed state of a single piece of the waste ink absorber not mounted in the waste ink tank, the waste
ink absorber includes a first density portion and a second density portion in a direction along a plane surface having a largest
surface area,

wherein the second density portion is higher in density than the first density portion,
the first density portion and the second density portion are formed in the plane surface having the largest surface area,
and

the density of the single piece of the waste ink absorber is changed from high to low in the direction along the plane surface
having the largest surface area.

US Pat. No. 9,228,823

INDUCTIVE POSITION SENSOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. An inductive position sensor comprising:
a primary winding; and
at least two secondary windings each constituted by several turns produced on two layers of a printed circuit board,
wherein
at least one of said secondary windings has turns each having substantially the same shape,
said turns are aligned along a longitudinal direction, each time with an offset along the longitudinal direction,
each of said turns has a first globally concave part disposed on one layer of the printed circuit board and a second globally
concave part disposed on the other layer of the printed circuit board,

a first part of a turn is connected to a second part of the same turn by a first via passing through the printed circuit board,
the first part of the turn is connected to second part of an adjacent turn by a second via passing through the printed circuit
board,

the first part of the turn has a first edge extending from the first via, a second edge extending from the second via and
a bottom connecting the first and second edges,

the first edge and the second edge converge as they become more distant from the corresponding first and second vias,
an offset in the longitudinal direction between two adjacent turns is less than a distance separating a bottom of the first
part of the turn and an axis passing through the corresponding first and second vias, and

the turns of a same secondary winding are connected to each other in such a way that the electromotive forces induced in these
turns by an alternating magnetic field are added together.

US Pat. No. 9,231,619

LDPC DECODER WITH A VARIABLE NODE UPDATER WHICH USES A SCALING CONSTANT

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

6. A method, comprising:
using a processor to compute a first message, associated with going from one of a plurality of variable nodes to one of a
plurality of check nodes, wherein:

one or more connections between the plurality of variable nodes and the plurality of check nodes are specified by an LDPC
parity check matrix;

a scaling constant is used to compute the first message; and
computing the first message includes:
determining if all log-likelihood ratio (LLR) values, used in computing the first message, are guaranteed to have the same
magnitude; and

in the event it is determined that said all LLR values are guaranteed to have the same magnitude:
obtaining a stored magnitude associated with the same magnitude which said all LLR values are guaranteed to have; and
calculating the first message, including by selecting an appropriate sign and using the stored magnitude; and
using the processor to compute a second message, associated with going from one of the plurality of check nodes to one of
the plurality of variable nodes, wherein the scaling constant is not used to compute the second message.

US Pat. No. 9,231,553

ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER

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

1. An acoustic wave filter, comprising:
a piezoelectric substrate;
a comb-shaped electrode formed on said piezoelectric substrate;
a wiring portion connected to said comb-shaped electrode; and
a dielectric layer formed to cover said comb-shaped electrode,
wherein said wiring portion comprises a lower layer wiring portion disposed in a same layer as said comb-shaped electrode
and an upper layer wiring portion disposed over said lower layer wiring portion,

wherein said upper layer wiring portion has an upper portion and a lower portion, and a width of the upper portion of said
upper layer wiring portion is greater than a width of the lower portion of said upper layer wiring portion,

wherein the width of the lower portion of the upper layer wiring portion is smaller than a width of the lower layer wiring
portion, and

wherein the width of the upper portion of the upper layer wiring portion is greater than the width of the lower layer wiring
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,229,742

REGISTRATION OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO SERVER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device registration system comprising:
a user management server apparatus configured to:
transmit session information to a user terminal apparatus in response to receiving user identification information from the
user terminal apparatus via a network, wherein the user identification information is input to a web page of the user management
server apparatus from the user terminal apparatus;

in response to receiving electronic device identification information of an electronic device and the session information
from the electronic device, move to a registration permission waiting state, wherein the electronic device monitors a state
of the user management server apparatus after transmitting the electronic device identification information and the session
information;

register the user identification information and the electronic device in response to reception of a registration permission
notice from the user terminal apparatus in an event the user terminal apparatus detects the registration permission waiting
state of the user management server apparatus, wherein the electronic device detects the registration of the user identification
information and the electronic device and transmits a request for a communication identifier to the user management server
apparatus;

transmit the communication identifier to the electronic device in response to receiving the request for the communication
identifier; and

perform a test communication with the electronic device after transmission of the communication identifier; and
a registration server apparatus configured to:
which receive address information of the user management server apparatus, the user identification information and the electronic
device identification information, along with the session information, from the user terminal apparatus;

register the user identification information, the session information and the electronic device identification information
and transmit a registration completion notification to the user terminal apparatus in an event the electronic device identification
information is not registered by the registration server apparatus; and

transmit the session information and the address information of the user management server apparatus to the electronic device
in response to a reception of the electronic device identification information from the electronic device in an event a predetermined
user operation is detected at the electronic device, wherein the user management server apparatus receives the electronic
device identification information of the electronic device in response to reception of the session information and the address
information by the electronic device from the registration server apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,229,255

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A manufacturing method of a liquid crystal panel, comprising following steps of:
providing a first substrate and a second substrate, and coating an alignment film the first substrate for forming made, wherein
the first substrate is a thin film transistor (TFT) substrate;

forming a passivation layer on a surface of the alignment film;
heating the passivation layer to decompose the passivation layer when a predetermined Q-time arrives; and
spraying liquid crystals onto the surface of the alignment film, and attaching the second substrate to the first substrate
for forming a liquid crystal panel.

US Pat. No. 9,228,760

FLAMELESS HEATING SYSTEM

MAC, Inc., Bismarck, ND ...

1. A mobile heating system comprising:
a. an enclosure supported by a mobile chassis, the enclosure defining an air plenum having an air inlet and an air outlet;
b. a fan disposed in the air plenum, the fan being configured to move an air flow stream from the air inlet to the air outlet
of the enclosure;

c. an internal combustion engine disposed in the air plenum, the internal combustion engine having an output shaft;
d. a hydraulic circuit including:
i. a hydraulic pump operably coupled to the output shaft of the internal combustion engine;
ii. a first heat exchanger located in the enclosure air plenum and in fluid communication with the hydraulic pump, the first
heat exchanger being configured to transfer heat from fluid in the hydraulic circuit to the air flow stream;

iii. a second heat exchanger located in the enclosure air plenum, the second heat exchanger being configured to transfer heat
from an engine exhaust air stream to the air flow stream;

iv. a hydraulic motor operably coupled to the fan, the hydraulic motor being in fluid communication with and driven by the
hydraulic pump;

v. a first valve disposed between the hydraulic pump and the heat exchanger, the first valve being configured to resist fluid
flow and to increase a fluid pumping pressure of the hydraulic pump; and

vi. a second valve upstream of the first valve, the second valve being configured to selectively direct hydraulic fluid between
the first valve and the hydraulic motor.

US Pat. No. 9,227,673

VEHICLE PILLAR

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A pillar for a vehicle, comprising:
a translucent polymer composite having chopped reinforcing fibers incorporated therein; and
a truss completely embedded in the translucent polymer composite and disposed substantially along a length of the pillar;
wherein the truss and the translucent polymer composite share a loading condition applied to the pillar; and
wherein the pillar is to be disposed between a lower body portion of the vehicle and a roof of the vehicle to support the
roof.

US Pat. No. 9,232,389

MIXED MODE SECURITY FOR MESH NETWORKS

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. A method for providing mixed mode security for a mesh network comprising (i) a plurality of open mesh points that are configured
to send and receive unencrypted traffic, and (ii) a plurality of secure mesh points that are configured to send and receive
encrypted traffic, the method comprising:
configuring a first secure mesh point in the plurality of secure mesh points to operate in a mixed mode in which the first
secure mesh point is configured to (i) exchange encrypted traffic with other secure mesh points and (ii) exchange unencrypted
traffic with open mesh points; and

while the first secure mesh point is operating in the mixed mode:
receiving, at the first secure mesh point, traffic from either one of the open mesh points or a second secure mesh point with
which the first secure mesh point has already exchanged encrypted traffic,

if the traffic is unencrypted traffic, one of
(i) forwarding, with the first secure mesh point, the unencrypted traffic to an open mesh point in the plurality of open mesh
points, or

(ii) if the unencrypted traffic is destined for the first secure mesh point, accepting and processing the unencrypted traffic
at the first secure mesh point, and

if the traffic is encrypted traffic, processing the encrypted traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,231,526

POWER AMPLIFIER AND TRANSMISSION DEVICE

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A power amplifier comprising:
an output terminal;
a plurality of capacitative elements that are disposed on a first circle whose center is located on the output terminal; and
a plurality of amplifiers that correspond to the plurality of capacitative elements, and that are disposed on a second circle
which is a concentric circle larger than the first circle, each of the plurality of amplifiers being connected to a corresponding
one of the plurality of capacitative elements and linearly aligned with the output terminal and the corresponding one of the
plurality of capacitative elements, the plurality of amplifiers being configured to amplify an input signal by switching between
connection to a power supply and connection to a ground, and to control an output amplitude by changing the number of the
amplifiers.

US Pat. No. 9,229,227

SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES WITH A LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE WEDGE SHAPED ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. An optical assembly, comprising:
a wedge optic including an input edge, an angled surface adjacent the input edge, and an unangled surface adjacent the input
edge and opposite the angled surface; and

an LED lighting system optically coupled to the input edge;
wherein unmodulated light from the LED lighting system enters the wedge optic through the input edge;
wherein the angled surface reflects the unmodulated light out of the unangled surface to uniformly irradiate a reflective
image display to produce an image of modulated light that is reflected back through the unangled surface and the angled surface
to transfer optics.

US Pat. No. 9,232,483

COMMUNICATION USING CONTROL INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES INFORMATION SPECIFYING THE ACCESS SCHEME AND TPC (TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL) CONTROL DATA

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus configured to perform communication with a mobile station apparatus that is configured to transmit
data using two or more access schemes that are different respectively, the base station apparatus comprising:
a mobile station control data generation section configured to generate control information including information specifying
the access scheme and TPC (Transmit Power Control) control data; and

a transmission apparatus configured to notify the mobile station apparatus of the control information at least at a timing
in case that the transmission apparatus performs instruction that the mobile station apparatus changes the access scheme,
wherein

the access scheme is a DFT-S-OFDMA (SC-FDMA) or a Clustered DFT-S-OFDMA.

US Pat. No. 9,232,251

PERSONALIZED CONTENT RECOMMENDATION

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A method for generating personalized content recommendation and content availability to a user, the method comprising:
gathering, dynamically, by a processor, content metadata from a plurality of sources based on user specific parameters, wherein
the content metadata is associated with a content;

classifying, by the processor, each activity of the user as one of a casual activity of a plurality of casual activities and
a genuine activity of a plurality of genuine activities, wherein the casual activity is considerably less significant for
gathering a primary content metadata, and wherein the genuine activity is considerably significant for gathering the primary
content metadata;

determining, by the processor, from amongst the gathered content metadata, the primary content metadata associated with the
genuine activities and casual activities, wherein the genuine activities are indicative of interest and affinity the user
has for the content;

rating, by the processor, the primary content metadata based on content rating parameters to generate a secondary content
metadata, wherein the content rating parameters comprise ratings provided to the content by third party sources, ratings provided
to the content by user's friends, implicit user preferences, and a score dynamically assigned to each activity of the user;

determining, by the processor, the secondary content metadata based on the rated primary content metadata, wherein the secondary
content metadata comprises highest rated primary content metadata;

ascertaining, by the processor, content availability information for content associated with the secondary content metadata,
wherein the content availability information comprises details related to when and where the content is available; and

providing, by the processor, the secondary content metadata with the content availability information to the user on a user
device.

US Pat. No. 9,232,235

TILING IN VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

Thomson Licensing, Issy ...

1. A non-transitory processor readable medium having stored thereon an encoded bitstream, the encoded bitstream comprising:
an encoded picture section including an encoding of a video picture, the video picture including a first picture of a first
view of a multi-view video and a second picture of a second view of the multi-view video arranged into the video picture in
which a common object appears shifted from one view to the other; and

a signaling section including an encoding of an indication that indicates whether at least one of the first picture and the
second picture is individually flipped, the indication allowing decoding of the encoded video picture into decoded versions
of the first picture and the second picture.

US Pat. No. 9,232,024

COMMUNICATING AN IDENTITY TO A SERVER

BLACKBERRY LIMITED, Wate...

1. A method to be performed by a client device, the method comprising:
receiving, via a hardware-implemented communication interface of the client device, a unique subset of M client-identifying
keys from a provisioning server;

upon determining a need to communicate an identity of the client device to a server, calculating for each of the M client-identifying
keys a hash of a combination comprising the client-identifying key and a current instance of a modulating value; and

communicating the identity of the client device to the server by communicating to the server, via the communication interface,
a message comprising a hash-dependent value for each hash, where each hash-dependent value comprises one of the respective
hash, a portion of the respective hash, or a value dependent on the respective hash,

wherein the need is determined in response to the client device requesting access to one or more services from the server,
the server requiring identification of the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,228,659

SEAL WITH REPLACEABLE LIP

1. A seal and shaft assembly, the seal disposed around the shaft, the seal and shaft assembly comprising:
the shaft;
the seal comprising:
an outer portion having:
an axial portion, the axial portion having a first end and a second end; and
a radial portion extending radially inwardly, the radial portion having:
a connected end extending radially from the first end of the axial portion;
a free end located distal from the connected end; and
a radial axis extending along a portion of the radial portion;
an inner portion having:
a sealing portion engaging the shaft;
a dirt lip engaging the shaft;
a groove formed between the sealing portion and the dirt lip, the groove sized such that the free end is releasably insertable
therein, wherein the inner portion is slidable along the radial axis and replaceable with a replacement seal;

and
an annular ring engaging the dirt lip and the sealing portion such that a gap is formed between the annular ring and the inner
portion between the dirt lip and the sealing portion wherein the annular ring is out of contact with the inner portion and
such that the annular ring retains the inner portion onto the outer portion, the annular ring having an axis axially aligned
with the radial axis.

US Pat. No. 9,232,455

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LINE SELECTION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

BLACKBERRY LIMITED, Wate...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising computer-readable instructions that, when executed by a processor
of a mobile device configured to receive text messages at a text message address, configure the processor to perform acts
of a method of initiating a voice communication to a target recipient, the method comprising:
associating a communication line of a plurality of communication lines of the mobile device with the text message address;
receiving a text message at the text message address, the text message including an identification of the target recipient;
detecting initiation of the voice communication to the target recipient; and
initiating the voice communication to the target recipient using the communication line associated with the text message address.

US Pat. No. 9,231,969

DETERMINING FILE RISK BASED ON SECURITY REPUTATION OF ASSOCIATED OBJECTS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer implemented method for tracking security risks of a polymorphic file by tracking static objects generated by
the polymorphic file, the method comprising the steps of:
tracking, by a computer, a first object created by a first mutation of a polymorphic file at a first time wherein the polymorphic
file has not been previously identified as comprising malware and said first object is tracked for performing a malware service;

determining whether a security reputation for the first object meets a security threshold;
determining, by a computer, a security risk of the polymorphic file that created the first object based on the security reputation
of the first object, wherein, responsive to a determination that the security reputation for the first object meets the predetermined
security threshold, the polymorphic file is determined to comprise malware if it meets a security threshold determined based
on at least one of: the number of distinct first objects created by the polymorphic file and the number of times a distinct
first object is created by the polymorphic file;

storing, by a computer, the security reputation for the first object in a database;
linking, by a computer, a second mutation of the polymorphic file to the first mutation by subsequently identifying the first
object created by a second mutation of the polymorphic file at a second time; and

receiving, by a computer, the security risk of the polymorphic file that created the first object at the first and second
times based on the determined security reputation of the first object.

US Pat. No. 9,229,948

SELF-GOVERNED CONTENTION-AWARE APPROACH TO SCHEDULING FILE DEFRAGMENTATION

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A computer implemented method for self-governed, contention-aware scheduling of file defragmentation, comprising:
selecting a plurality of candidate files of a storage volume for performing defragmentation operations, using a score calculated
by combining a frequency or recency of access and a fragmentation severity value of a respective candidate file;

executing, by a computer, a process to determine an amount of contention of access to a candidate file of the plurality of
candidate files, wherein the amount of contention indicates an amount of time to obtain access to the candidate file;

initiating a defragmentation operation on the candidate file if the contention is determined to be below a contention threshold
value;

initiating the defragmentation operation after delaying, for a calculated wait time, the defragmentation operation on the
candidate file if the amount of time to obtain access to the candidate file is above the contention threshold value;

determining, after initiating the defragmentation operation on the candidate file, a system utilization value; and
initiating a second defragmentation operation if the system utilization value is below a headroom threshold value, and delaying
the initiation if the system utilization value is above the headroom threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,231,641

TEMPERATURE MONITORING CABLE

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A portable communication system, comprising:
a portable radio;
a radio accessory; and
an interface cable providing an electrical communication interface between the radio accessory and the portable radio, the
interface cable comprising a temperature sensor integrated therein to monitor an external environment around the portable
communication system; and

wherein the portable radio periodically polls the temperature sensor for temperature readings and applies an exposure threshold
to the temperature readings to determine a compromised thermal condition, the portable radio flagging a compromised thermal
condition, the portable radio reporting the compromised thermal condition as a thermal emergency to a dispatch center and
transmitting an emergency thermal alert to a user interface output of the portable radio.

US Pat. No. 9,229,680

ENHANCED VOICE COMMAND OF COMPUTING DEVICES

Oracle International Corp...

3. A method for facilitating access to data and functionality, the method comprising:
receiving natural language input;
analyzing the natural language input and selecting one or more portions of the natural language input;
employing the one or more portions to select software functionality, wherein the one or more portions include one or more
keywords occurring in the natural language input; and

presenting one or more user interface controls in combination with a representation of the natural language input, wherein
the one or more user interface controls are adapted to facilitate user access to the software functionality, and wherein presenting
further includes functionally augmenting the one or more keywords via in-line tagging of the one or more keywords via one
or more of the user interface controls, resulting in functionally-augmented natural language.

US Pat. No. 9,228,494

HYBRID CYCLE SOFC-INVERTED GAS TURBINE WITH CO2 SEPARATION

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A hybrid power generation system comprising a fuel cell including an anode, a cathode, an anodic turbine, and an anodic
fluid line,wherein the anodic fluid line comprises:
said anode,
a combustor,
said anodic turbine,
a compressor downstream of said anodic turbine,
a separator located between said anodic turbine and said compressor,
an anodic flow consisting only of carbon dioxide and water flowing from said anode through said combustor and said anodic
turbine;

said system further comprising an Inverted Brayton cycle downstream of said anode, and a cathodic fluid line consisting of
at least said cathode and a cathodic flow flowing to and from said cathode; and

wherein said fluid lines are separated from each other such that a portion of the anodic line between said anode and said
separator is free of nitrogen from the cathodic fluid line.

US Pat. No. 9,232,062

MOBILE AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (ALI) FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method for providing location information to a first responder, comprising:
obtaining at a public safety answering point (PSAP), location information regarding a location of an emergency caller;
presenting said location information to a web page accessible by a first responder; and
permitting said first responder access to said location information via said web page;
wherein said location information is displayed on said web page showing an association with a respective emergency call.

US Pat. No. 9,231,035

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED EFFECTIVE EMITTING AREA

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An organic light emitting diode display device, comprising:
a substrate including a display region, wherein a plurality of pixel regions are defined in the display region;
a first electrode over the substrate and in each of the plurality of pixel regions;
a first bank on edges of the first electrode;
a second bank on an upper surface of the first bank and covering only a portion of the first bank;
an organic emitting layer on the first electrode and a portion of the first bank; and
a second electrode on the organic emitting layer and covering an entire surface of the display region,
wherein the first bank has a protruding edge, which contacts the first electrode, from the second bank, and the organic emitting
layer contacts an entire upper surface of the protruding edge, and

wherein the first bank includes a material having a hydrophilic property, and the second bank includes a material having a
hydrophobic property.

US Pat. No. 9,230,943

SOLID STATE ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one semiconductor light emitter;
a base upon which the at least one semiconductor light emitter is mounted, the base comprising electrical connections for
the at least one semiconductor light emitter and a heat spreader thermally coupled to the at least one semiconductor light
emitter;

at least one sidewall surrounding the at least one semiconductor light emitter and coupled to the base, each sidewall in the
at least one sidewall has a first orientation with respect to the base, wherein the at least one sidewall comprises a wavelength
converting material; and

a reflective top element coupled to the at least one sidewall, the reflective top element having a second orientation with
respect to the base, the second orientation being different than the first orientation, wherein the base, the at least one
sidewall and the reflective top element define a chamber that contains the at least one semiconductor light emitter, and wherein
light that is emitted from the chamber is emitted from each sidewall in the at least one sidewall comprising the wavelength
converting material.

US Pat. No. 9,226,768

CUTTING BALLOON CATHETER WITH FLEXIBLE CUTTING BLADES

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

9. A medical balloon catheter comprising:
a catheter shaft;
an inflatable balloon secured to a distal portion of the catheter shaft;
a cutting member having cutting edge and a base portion including a plurality of slots formed along a length of the base portion
of the cutting member; and

a mounting pad encasing the base portion for securing the cutting member to the inflatable balloon;
wherein each of the plurality of slots has a vertical segment opening to a lower surface of the cutting member and a horizontal
segment extending from the vertical segment to a first end of the horizontal segment;

wherein the first end of the horizontal segment extends toward and is closer to the lower surface of the cutting member than
an intermediate portion of the horizontal segment.

US Pat. No. 9,232,416

UPLINK POWER CONTROL FOR DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:
circuitry configured to determine a first set of transmission time intervals and a second set of transmission time intervals;
wherein the circuitry is further configured to determine a first closed loop power control factor for the first set of transmission
time intervals and a second closed loop power control factor for the second set of transmission time intervals;
wherein the first closed loop power control factor is derived by accumulating first power commands and the second closed loop
power control factor is derived by combining second power commands; wherein the first and second power commands are different;
and
wherein the circuitry is further configured to transmit in a transmission time interval of the first set of transmission time
intervals at a transmission power level based on the first closed loop power control factor and to transmit in a transmission
time of the second set of transmission time intervals at a transmission power level based on the second closed loop power
control factor.

US Pat. No. 9,231,406

MID-VOLTAGE VARIABLE-FREQUENCY DRIVING SYSTEM AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION COMPENSATION CONTROL METHOD

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

34. A total harmonic distortion compensation control method for a mid-voltage variable-frequency driving system comprising
a three-phase switch-mode rectifier module, a three-phase electrical grid, a controller and a total harmonic distortion compensation
unit, wherein the three-phase switch-mode rectifier module is coupled to the three-phase electrical grid, and the controller
is coupled to the three-phase switch-mode rectifier module, and the total harmonic distortion compensation unit is coupled
to the controller, and the total harmonic distortion compensation control method comprises: inputting a initial reactive component
reference value into the total harmonic distortion compensation unit, wherein the total harmonic distortion compensation unit
adjusts the initial reactive component reference value to generate a reactive component reference value; and controlling each
single-phase rectifier circuit of the three-phase switch-mode rectifier module through the controller according to the final
reactive component reference value generated by the total harmonic distortion compensation unit, thus adjusting a phase angle
difference of the three-phase switch-mode rectifier module, thereby adjusting a power factor corresponding to the three-phase
electrical grid and eliminating a current total harmonic distortion corresponding to the three-phase electrical grid; wherein
the phase angle difference exists between a fundamental component of a rectifier AC-side phase current and a fundamental component
of a rectifier AC-side phase voltage, between a fundamental component of a grid-side phase current and a fundamental component
of a rectifier AC-side phase voltage, or between a fundamental component of a grid-side phase current and a fundamental component
of a grid-side phase voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,230,824

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
providing an object to be processed including a multilayer film formed by alternately laminating a first film and a second
film having different dielectric coefficients within a processing container of a plasma processing apparatus; and

repeatedly performing a sequence including: supplying a first gas including O2 gas or N2 gas, and a rare gas into the processing
container and exciting the first gas, supplying a second gas including a fluorocarbon gas or a fluorohydrocarbon gas into
the processing container and exciting the second gas, and supplying a third gas including HBr gas, a fluorine-containing gas,
and a fluorocarbon gas or a fluorohydrocarbon gas into the processing container and exciting the third gas, so that the multilayer
film is etched through a mask.

US Pat. No. 9,229,498

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HEAT DISSIPATION EQUIPMENT

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a chassis;
a partition plate located in the chassis, and partitioning the chassis into a first space and a second space;
a semiconductor refrigeration piece mounted to the partition plate, and comprising a cooling surface facing the second space,
and a heating surface facing the first space;

a first heat sink received in the first space and attached to the heating surface of the semiconductor refrigeration piece;
a second heat sink received in the second space and attached to the cooling surface of the semiconductor refrigeration piece;
a heat dissipation shell received in the second space, and defining a first air inlet in a first end of the heat dissipation
shell and a first air outlet in a second end of the heat dissipation shell away from the first air inlet; and

a first fan attached to the heat dissipation shell, and adjacent to and aligning with the first air inlet;
wherein the second heat sink is received in the heat dissipation shell, the first fan operates to suck the air of the second
space into the heat dissipation shell, the semiconductor refrigeration piece cools the second heat sink, the heat of the air
received in the heat dissipation shell is transferred to the second heat sink, and the heat of the second heat sink is transferred
to the first heat sink through the semiconductor refrigeration piece.

US Pat. No. 9,228,821

STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM STORED THEREON, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND ATTITUDE CALCULATION METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

17. An attitude calculation method for calculating an attitude of an input device, the input device including a magnetic sensor
therein, comprising:
repeatedly obtaining detected magnetic vectors detected by the magnetic sensor;
repeatedly estimating a center position of a spherical body having a curved surface which is estimated based on end point
positions of the detected magnetic vectors; and

calculating the attitude of the input device based on a direction vector representing a direction from the center position
to the end point position of the detected magnetic vector, wherein

the attitude is calculated while relatively decreasing an influence of a newly-obtained detected magnetic vector as the end
point position of the newly-obtained detected magnetic vector is farther away from the end point positions of the detected
magnetic vectors used for the estimation of the center position.

US Pat. No. 9,232,256

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING FLASH-BASED MEDIA STREAM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for playing Flash-based media, comprising:
when a Flash conversion server receives a Flash Play request sent by a media server, the Flash conversion server parsing the
request to obtain a type of the request;

when the type of Flash Play request is a dynamic Flash request or a real-time Flash request, the Flash conversion server converting
a Flash file corresponding to the request into code stream data;

sending, by the Flash conversion server, a code stream pushing identifier to said media server;
pushing, by the Flash conversion server, the code stream data carrying the code stream pushing identifier to the media server;
the media server identifying the code stream data corresponding to the current request according to the code stream pushing
identifier carried in the code stream data and playing the received and identified code stream data to a display terminal;

wherein converting a Flash file corresponding to the request into code stream data comprises:
during a playing process of the flash file, capturing scenes to generate images, sampling sound data of a Flash player to
generate audio data, generating audio and video code streams in real time with the audio data and images.

US Pat. No. 9,232,184

TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROGRAM

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. A transmission management system, comprising:
a memory that, when transmission terminals perform communication through a reservation, stores transmission terminal identification
information used to identify each transmission terminal and reservation identification information used to identify the reservation
so as to be associated with each other;

a receiver that receives, from a first transmission terminal, a request to acquire a state of a second transmission terminal
participating in a session corresponding to a predetermined reservation, the request including a reservation identifier and
being transmitted from the first transmission terminal when a user of the first transmission terminal selects the session
corresponding to the predetermined reservation;

processing circuitry that extracts the reservation identification information associated with transmission terminal identification
information used to identify the second transmission terminal from the memory when the receiver receives the request, and
determines whether the extracted reservation identification information matches the reservation identifier; and

a transmitter that, when the processing circuitry determines that the reservation identification information matches the reservation
identifier, transmits first state information indicating a first state of the second transmission terminal to the first transmission
terminal so as to cause the first state to be displayed on a screen of the first transmission terminal as a state related
to the predetermined reservation of the second transmission terminal, but when the processing circuitry determines that the
reservation identification information does not match the reservation identifier, transmits second state information indicating
a second state of the second transmission terminal to the first transmission terminal so as to cause the second state to be
displayed on the screen of the first transmission terminal as the state related to the predetermined reservation of the second
transmission terminal, wherein the first state indicates that the second transmission terminal has already entered a session
based on the predetermined reservation, and the second state indicates that the second transmission terminal is participating
in another session different from the session based on the predetermined reservation,

wherein the processing circuitry causes the transmitter to transmit, to the first transmission terminal, the first state information,
which causes the first transmission terminal to display a first icon in a destination list on a screen, and to transmit, to
the first transmission terminal, the second state information, which causes the first transmission terminal to display a second
icon different from the first icon in the destination list on the screen.

US Pat. No. 9,231,348

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A waterproof connector, comprising:
a housing having an interior;
a terminal fitting fixed to an end of a wire and accommodated in the interior of the housing;
a rubber plug fit in a rear end of the housing to seal the interior of the housing;
a rear holder mounted behind the rubber plug, the rear holder being set in a partially locked state while inserting the terminal
fitting into the housing and being set in a fully locked state when the terminal fitting is accommodated completely;

a lever assembled with the housing and being movable to assist a connecting operation to a mating connector; and
a movement limiting portion provided on the rear holder, the movement limiting portion being retracted from a movable range
of the lever to permit a movement of the lever when the rear holder is in the fully locked state and being in the movable
range of the lever to limit the movement of the lever when the rear holder is in the partially locked state.

US Pat. No. 9,229,697

SPECULATIVE OBJECT SHAPES

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for speculative object shapes, comprising:
obtaining a first value for a first object and a second value for a second object, wherein the first object is of a first
shape, and wherein the second object is of a second shape;

determining, by a processor and during runtime, a first speculative type for the first value and a second speculative type
for the second value;

generating, based on the first speculative type and the second speculative type, a shape tree comprising a first subtree for
the first shape and a second subtree for the second shape;

marking, by the processor, the first subtree as obsolete based on a determination that the first speculative type is incorrect
and that the second shape is a super shape of the first shape;

transforming, in response to marking, the first object from the first shape to the second shape by:
merging the first subtree into the second subtree;
obtaining a third value for a third object, wherein the third object is of a third shape;
determining, by the processor and during runtime, a third speculative type for the third value;
generating, based on the third speculative type, a third subtree for the shape tree; and
marking, in response to determining that the third shape causes polymorphism, the third subtree as obsolete based on a determination
that the second shape is the super shape of the third shape and that the third shape causes polymorphism with the second shape,

wherein the third speculative type is correct.

US Pat. No. 9,227,839

WAFER LEVEL PACKAGED INFRARED (IR) FOCAL PLANE ARRAY (FPA) WITH EVANESCENT WAVE COUPLING

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A structure for detecting electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined wavelength, comprising: a device wafer having
a sensing element disposed on a predetermined region of a surface of the device wafer responsive to the electromagnetic radiation;
a cover wafer having a region thereof transparent to the electromagnetic radiation for passing the electromagnetic radiation
through the transparent region onto a r:mrfoce of the sensing element; a bond gap spacer structure for supporting the surface
of the sensing element from an opposing surface of the transparent region of the cover wafer a predetermined distance less
than a fraction of the predetermined wavelength when the cover wafer is bonded to the device wafer, wherein the bond gap spacer
forms a gap between the surface of the sensing element and the opposing surface of the transparent region of the cover wafer
to enable evanescent wave coupling across the gap.

US Pat. No. 9,232,590

DRIVING CIRCUITRY FOR LED LIGHTING WITH REDUCED TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A circuit comprising:
a first series interconnection of a first light-emitting diode (LED) group, a first transistor, and a first resistor; and
a second series interconnection of a second LED group, a second transistor, and a second resistor, wherein: the second series
interconnection is connected to the first transistor, and the first and second LED groups are selectively activated by a variable
voltage applied across the first series interconnection;

wherein the first and second transistors are depletion MOSFET transistors; and
wherein the first resistor is coupled between the source terminal and a gate terminal of the first transistor, and the first
transistor transitions from a conducting state to a non-conducting state when the variable voltage exceeds a first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,232,278

VIRTUAL CONTENT SHARING

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method for providing DLNA compatible content directory service (CDS) on a media content server device, the method comprising:
detecting changes in at least one content item in a content database, wherein said detecting comprises at least one of monitoring
said content database with a file system monitor or receiving notification from a notifier function associated with said content
database;

in response to said detecting, updating a virtual properties database in accordance with said changes, wherein said updating
comprises:

in said virtual properties database, creating a file system properties class associated with said at least one content item,
creating at least one additional class that inherits from said file system properties class, wherein said at least one additional
class is at least one of an audio, video or photo class, and

entering content item metadata properties into said virtual properties database according to said file system properties class
and said at least one additional class, wherein each of said content item metadata properties is associated with said at least
one content item stored in said content database;

adding said associated content item to CDS sharing as a virtual content item defined by said entered content item metadata
properties;

in response to a user's request, displaying on a display device said virtual content item in a listing of content information
based at least on said content item metadata properties, without accessing said content database;

enabling said user to select said virtual content item from said listing; and
playing said associated content item from said content database.

US Pat. No. 9,231,611

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. An analog-to-digital converter system comprising:
a sampling digital-to-analog converter configured to sample an analog value and to provide a representation of a residue of
the sampled analog value with respect to a digital code;

a plurality of registers configured to store codes representing weighting factors of the sampling digital-to-analog converter
measured to account for variations in a manufacturing process;

a control circuit configured to derive and apply a first digital code to the sampling digital-to-analog converter during an
analog-to-digital conversion operation, the control circuit comprising a mismatch-shaping encoder configured to selectively
permutate bit values of a code to derive the first digital code; and

a digital circuit configured to combine bit values of the first digital code with codes stored in the plurality of registers
to derive a digital output code representing an analog signal value.

US Pat. No. 9,231,580

SEMICONDUTOR APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING BACK BIAS

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:
a back bias control block configured to generate a first P channel control signal, a second P channel control signal, a first
N channel control signal and a second N channel control signal according to an operation mode based on a command signal;

a first back bias switching block configured to provide one of a first high voltage and a second high voltage as a first P
channel back bias of a first internal circuit in response to the first P channel control signal, and to provide one of a first
low voltage and a second low voltage as a first N channel back bias of the first internal circuit in response to the first
N channel control signal; and

a second back bias switching block configured to provide one of the first high voltage and the second high voltage as a second
P channel back bias of a second internal circuit in response to the second P channel control signal, and to provide one of
the first low voltage and the second low voltage as a second N channel back bias of the second internal circuit in response
to the second N channel control signal,

wherein the first P channel control signal includes a first high voltage control signal and a second high voltage control
signal, and

wherein the back bias control block is configured to generate the first high voltage control signal having the first low voltage
and the second high voltage control signal having the second high voltage in a first operation mode, and to generate the first
high voltage control signal having the first high voltage and the second high voltage control signal having the first low
voltage in a second operation mode and in a third operation mode.

US Pat. No. 9,231,238

ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

5. The electric storage device according to claim 1, wherein the separator facing the negative electrode is formed of a polyolefin-based porous membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,227,823

ROLLING BEARING ASSEMBLY WITH ROTATION SENSING MEANS, ELECTRIC MACHINE PROVIDED WITH SUCH AN ASSEMBLY AND FORK LIFT TRUCK COMPRISING SUCH AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A rolling bearing assembly comprising:
a rolling bearing with an inner ring, an outer ring and rolling bodies between the inner and outer rings,
an encoder washer fast in rotation with a first one of said inner and outer rings,
sensing means fast in rotation with a second one of said inner and outer rings, said sensing means being adapted to detect
a rotation parameter of the encoder washer,

an electric cable comprising a first conductor conveying a positive voltage to the sensing means and a second conductor conveying
a negative voltage to the sensing means, wherein the electric cable includes a first end connected to said sensing means and
a second end equipped with a connector that holds ends of the conductors connected to corresponding plugs, and

a filter adapted to reduce or prevent transient voltage oscillations due to electromagnetic fast transient (EFT) phenomena,
wherein the filter is mounted on said cable, between its first and second ends, and wherein the filter comprises:

a first track joining first and second parts of the first conductor;
a second track joining first and second parts of the second conductor;
a first line extending from the first track to the second track, wherein the first line comprises a first capacitor; and
a second line extending from the first track to the second track, wherein the second line comprises a second capacitor, and
wherein the first and second lines are in parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,232,535

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station apparatus comprising:
a reception circuitry configured to receive a physical downlink control channel which is used for scheduling of a physical
uplink shared channel and which includes a sounding reference signal request field that indicates whether or not to request
transmission of a sounding reference signal, wherein

the reception circuitry is configured to receive a plurality of sets of parameters for the sounding reference signal by using
a radio resource control signal, each of the plurality of sets including a parameter related to bandwidth for the transmission
of the sounding reference signal, and

the reception circuitry is configured to receive a physical downlink control channel including a 2-bit sounding reference
signal request field and a physical downlink control channel including a 1-bit sounding reference signal request field, a
value of each sounding reference signal request field corresponding to one of the plurality of sets; and

a transmission circuitry configured to transmit the sounding reference signal with a first bandwidth, in a case that one or
more information bits corresponding to a first value are set to the 2-bit sounding reference signal request field, wherein

the transmission circuitry is configured to transmit the sounding reference signal with a second bandwidth, in a case that
one or more information bits corresponding to a second value are set to the 2-bit sounding reference signal request field.

US Pat. No. 9,231,776

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MBMS SUPPORT

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for handling a group session of a communication group, comprising:
determining server association data for each mobile computing unit (MU) of a plurality of mobile computing units (MUs) in
the communication group, wherein the server association data is indicative of a Push-To-Talk (PTT) server of a plurality of
PTT servers to which the MU belongs;

determining access network association data for each MU of the plurality of MUs, wherein the access network association data
is indicative of an operating area respective to a PTT server of the plurality of PTT servers which the MU is currently operating
in;

determining, as a function of the server association data, a first MU of the plurality of MUs in the communication group that
belongs to a first PTT server of the plurality of PTT servers and, as a function of the access network association data, that
is currently operating in an operating area of a second PTT server of the plurality of PTT servers, wherein the first PTT
server is a controlling PTT server for the group session of the communication group; and

determining, based on the server association data, that none of the plurality of MUs participating in the group session belongs
to the second PTT server and, in response, transmitting invitation data from the first PTT server to the second PTT server
to invite the second PTT server to join the group session of the communication group.

US Pat. No. 9,231,670

DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR MIMO SIGNALS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A distributed antenna system, comprising:
a master unit configured to receive at least one set of multiple input multiple output (MIMO) channel signals at an original
MIMO frequency from at least one signal source, the MIMO channel signals including at least a first MIMO channel signal and
a second MIMO channel signal;

the master unit further configured to receive at least one non-MIMO signal that has a frequency in a first legacy service
frequency band and having a band processing circuit component configured for processing the signal in the first legacy service
frequency band;

the master unit being configured to frequency convert at least one of the first and second MIMO channel signals from the original
MIMO frequency to a different frequency close to the first legacy service frequency band, the master unit further configured
to process the at least one converted MIMO channel signal and the non-MIMO signal using the same band processing circuit component,
and to combine signals in the first legacy service band and the first MIMO channel signal and the second MIMO channel signal
for transmission;

an optical link operably coupled with the master unit;
at least one remote unit in communication with the master unit via the optical link for transceiving the MIMO channel signals
and non-MIMO signals between the remote unit and the master unit, the remote unit having a band processing circuit component
configured for processing together the non-MIMO signal in the first legacy service frequency band and the at least one converted
MIMO channel signal, the remote unit including at least one extension port and the remote unit band processing circuit component
configured for separating the converted MIMO channel signal and directing it to the extension port; and

an extension unit coupled to the at least one remote unit at the extension port, the extension unit being configured to receive
the at least one converted MIMO channel signal and to frequency convert the at least one converted MIMO channel signal from
the frequency close to the first legacy service frequency band back to the original MIMO frequency for transmission over one
or more antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,231,182

ANGULAR VELOCITY SENSOR

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An angular velocity sensor including a drive arm to which a piezoelectric element is fixed,
the piezoelectric element comprising:
a piezoelectric film;
a first electrode film provided on one surface side of the piezoelectric film; and
a second electrode film provided on the other surface side of the piezoelectric film, wherein
a dimension La of the first electrode film in a width direction, a dimension Lc of the second electrode film in the width
direction, and a dimension Lb of the piezoelectric film in the width direction satisfy following relationship:

Lc×0.95?La?Lc×1.05,

Lb Lb film is the width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,229,442

IN-PROCESS COMPENSATION OF MACHINING OPERATION AND MACHINE ARRANGEMENT

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method for compensating a machining operation on a workpiece, the method comprising:
performing a machining operation which physically removes material from the workpiece by subjecting a machining surface of
the workpiece with a cutting tool, and by providing a relative rotational movement and a relative movement between the workpiece
and the cutting tool, wherein

the method further comprises in-process compensation of the machining operation, the in-process compensation comprising:
providing a cutting tool holder for securing the cutting tool during operation,
providing a motion device configured to physically drive the relative rotational movement and relative movement between the
workpiece and the cutting tool;

generating a control signal representative of magnitude of a contact force exerted on the cutting tool only in a normal direction
in relation to the machining surface, the control signal being generated in response to output from a sensor configured to
measure the contact force,

determining a compensation parameter value based on the control signal, and
compensating the machining operation based on the compensation parameter value, wherein output from the sensor is continuously
monitored such that compensations in the range of zero point five microns to ten microns can be accomplished at a rate of
up to fifteen thousand hertz.

US Pat. No. 9,227,416

LIQUID CARTRIDGE, IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE, AND SUBSTRATE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid cartridge comprising:
a liquid reservoir configured to store liquid therein;
a liquid flow path configured to selectively allow the liquid reservoir to be in fluid communication with an exterior of the
liquid cartridge;

a sensor configured to output a signal relative to a position of a movable member disposed in the liquid flow path, the movable
member movable between a first position and a second position;

a storage configured to store data therein;
a plurality of terminals, wherein the plurality of terminals comprises:
a sensor terminal connected to the sensor;
a power terminal connected to the sensor and configured to receive power from an exterior of the cartridge; and
a data terminal connected to the storage, wherein a distance between at least a first portion of the power terminal and at
least a portion of the data terminal is greater than a distance between at least a second portion of the power terminal and
at least a portion of the sensor terminal,

wherein the sensor is disposed outside the liquid flow path, and
wherein the sensor is configured to face the movable member in the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,226,725

PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS SENSING STRUCTURE, STETHOSCOPE THEREWITH AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A physiological signal sensing structure, comprising:
a flexible substrate;
a piezoelectric sensing structure, disposed over the flexible substrate, wherein the piezoelectric sensing structure at least
comprises a curved surface area and an edge area, the piezoelectric sensing structure comprises a first surface and a second
surface, the second surface faces the flexible substrate, and the piezoelectric sensing structure has an arc with a curvature,
and the first surface of the piezoelectric sensing structure faces outward; and

a damping structure, disposed between the flexible substrate and the piezoelectric sensing structure.

US Pat. No. 9,231,130

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND SOLAR CELL

National University Corpo...

1. A photoelectric conversion element stacked from an incident side of light in order of a glass substrate, a transparent
electrode of transparent conductive oxide (TCO), a power generating laminate of an n-i-p structure successively stacked in
order from the incident side, a back electrode, a SiCN layer directly attached to a side of the back electrode as a passivation
film, and a heat sink on the SiCN layer,
wherein the SiCN layer is between the back electrode and the heat sink;
wherein the transparent electrode of TCO is of n+-type ZnO and is directly contacted with an n-type semiconductor of the n-i-p structure and with the glass substrate;

wherein a layer of Se or Pt is located between the p-type semiconductor of the n-i-p structure and the back electrode; and
wherein the n+-type ZnO has a conduction band lower than that of the n-type semiconductor of the n-i-p structure.

US Pat. No. 9,227,410

LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid jetting apparatus comprising:
a liquid jetting head having a liquid jetting surface in which a first nozzle row and a second nozzle row are formed, each
of the first nozzle row and the second nozzle row including a plurality of nozzles aligned in a predetermined direction;

a cap member configured to be in a close contact with the liquid jetting surface to cover the first nozzle row and the second
nozzle row;

a liquid discharge section connected to the cap member;
a liquid guiding member accommodated in the cap member; and
a control unit configured to control the liquid jetting head to jet a liquid from each of the first nozzle row and the second
nozzle row;

wherein a first liquid receiving groove extending in the predetermined direction and a second liquid receiving groove extending
in the predetermined direction and having a volume smaller than a volume of the first liquid receiving groove are formed in
a facing surface of the liquid guiding member, the facing surface being configured to face the liquid jetting surface;

wherein the control unit is configured to control the liquid jetting head to jet the liquid from the first nozzle row toward
the first liquid receiving groove and to jet the liquid from the second nozzle row toward the second liquid receiving groove
at a time of flushing of the nozzles;

wherein the control unit is configured to control the liquid jetting head such that, at the time of flushing, an amount of
liquid jetted from the first nozzle row toward the first liquid receiving groove is greater than an amount of liquid jetted
from the second nozzle row toward the second liquid receiving groove;

wherein the cap member includes:
a first cap portion configured to cover the first nozzle row;
a second cap portion being separated from the first cap portion by a partition wall portion and configured to cover the second
nozzle row;

a first liquid guiding member accommodated in the first cap portion; and
a second liquid guiding member accommodated in the second cap portion;
wherein the first liquid receiving groove is formed in the facing surface of the first liquid guiding member;
wherein the second liquid receiving groove is formed in the facing surface of the second liquid guiding member;
wherein a width of an opening of the first liquid receiving groove in a direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction
is greater than a width of an opening of the second liquid receiving groove in the direction orthogonal to the predetermined
direction; and

wherein a width of a bottom of the first liquid receiving groove in the direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction
is same as a width of a bottom of the second liquid receiving groove in the direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction.

US Pat. No. 9,227,041

BALLOON CATHETERS WITH FIBERS FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. A medical device comprising:
a catheter with an expandable balloon mounted on the catheter, the expandable balloon having an outer surface and being expandable
from an unexpanded state to an expanded state;

a plurality of fibers each having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal ends affixed to the outer surface of the expandable
balloon, each fiber of the plurality of fibers circumferentially and longitudinally spaced from any adjacent fiber to define
a plurality of spaces extending radially away from the outer surface of the expandable balloon to the distal ends of the plurality
of fibers when the expandable balloon is in the expanded state; and

a therapeutic agent carried in the spaces between the plurality of fibers;
wherein upon expansion of the expandable balloon the plurality of fibers are designed to be brushed against a target site
to release the therapeutic agent from the spaces between the plurality of fibers and deliver the therapeutic agent from the
medical device.

US Pat. No. 9,232,522

FULL DUPLEX DIRECT MODE INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP CALLING USING ADJACENT TIME SLOTS IN A TDMA SYSTEM

Motorola Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for enabling full duplex calls in a direct mode between radios in an N:1 slotting ratio time division multiple
access (TDMA) radio system, the method comprising:
detecting, at a first radio, a request for a full duplex direct mode call from the first radio to at least a second radio;
wirelessly transmitting, in a particular slot of a first recurring time slot of N recurring time slots on a first single frequency,
one of a call request and a call header identifying the call as a full duplex call;

wirelessly transmitting, by the first radio, during a plurality of subsequent first recurring time slots, outbound voice and/or
data transmissions; and

wirelessly receiving, at the first radio, during a plurality of second recurring time slots of the N recurring time slots
on the first single frequency, each second recurring timeslot positioned immediately adjacent a respective first recurring
time slot in an interleaved manner, inbound voice and/or data transmissions from the second radio and playing back the inbound
voice and/or data transmission at the first radio; and

wherein the direct mode of the full duplex direct mode call is a mode of operation where the first and second radios communicate
directly with each other using the first single frequency without the use of any or all external infrastructure equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,232,004

NETWORK SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A synchronization system including a plurality of information processing devices, the synchronization system comprising:
a first information processing device among the plurality of information processing devices, the first information processing
device including,

a first processor and a first memory, wherein
the first memory is configured to store first user information indicating information of a user, and a date when the first
user information was deleted;

a second information processing device among the plurality of information processing devices including,
a second processor and a second memory, wherein
the second memory is configured to store second user information indicating information of the user, a date when the user
indicated by the second user information logged into the second information processing device, and

the second processor is configured to,
acquire the date when the first user information was deleted information stored in the first memory, and
store the second user information in the first memory, when the date when the user indicated by the second user information
logged into the second information processing device is more recent than the date when the first user information was deleted.

US Pat. No. 9,231,839

COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND/OR COMPENSATING FOR FREQUENCY DEPENDENT QUADRATURE MISMATCH

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

18. An integrated circuit for a communication unit for determining frequency-dependent quadrature (FDIQ) imbalance, the integrated
circuit comprising:
a quadrature transmitter comprising:
a quadrature transmit baseband circuit arranged to receive a first quadrature test signal; and
at least one analog transmit filter for filtering the first quadrature test signal;
an analog feedback loopback path for selectively first routing the filtered first quadrature test signal to a quadrature receiver
via a first route;

the quadrature receiver comprising:
at least one analog receive filter for further filtering the filtered first quadrature test signal; and
a quadrature receive baseband circuit arranged to receive and decode the further filtered first quadrature test signal;wherein the quadrature transmitter is arranged to subsequently receive a second quadrature test signal and the analog feedback
loopback path selectively routes a filtered second quadrature test signal to the quadrature receiver via a second route that
is different from the first route such that the quadrature receive baseband circuit is arranged to determine a frequency-dependent
quadrature imbalance of at least one component in at least one of the transmitter or receiver based on a decoded further filtered
first quadrature test signal and the decoded further filtered second quadrature test signal.

US Pat. No. 9,231,494

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE WITH A RESONANT BRIDGE CIRCUIT CONTROL UNIT

CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COM...

1. A power supply device comprising:
a power receiving coil configured to exchange power by an external magnetic coupling;
a bridge circuit in which one end of the power receiving coil is connected to one alternating-current (AC) terminal through
a resonance capacitor forming a resonance circuit with the power receiving coil, and another end of the power receiving coil
is connected to another AC terminal;

a smoothing capacitor configured to be connected between direct-current (DC) terminals of the bridge circuit, and to be connected
to both ends of a load;

a current detection unit configured to detect an input current that flows through the power receiving coil;
a voltage detection unit configured to detect a voltage between the DC terminals of the bridge circuit; and
a control unit configured to switch a semiconductor switch in the bridge circuit, the bridge circuit including a plurality
of switching arms each of which comprises an inverse-parallel connection of the semiconductor switch and a diode,

wherein the control unit switches the semiconductor switch such that a voltage between the AC terminals of the bridge circuit
becomes a positive-negative voltage whose peak value is the voltage between the DC terminals only during prescribed equal
time periods before and after a point that has deviated from each zero crossing point in one cycle of the input current by
a prescribed compensation period and such that the voltage between the AC terminals becomes a zero voltage during time periods
other than said prescribed equal time periods, and sets the compensation period such that a time period during which the voltage
between the AC terminals becomes a zero voltage is minimized to maximize an input power factor.

US Pat. No. 9,230,898

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

10. An integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
a substrate;
a component over a side of the substrate;
an interface module having a module via in any location for connectivity to the substrate, the entirety of the interface module
over a portion of the side of the substrate next to the component; and

an encapsulation over the substrate with the encapsulation having the interface module embedded therein, the encapsulation
having a recess exposing the interface module.

US Pat. No. 9,230,742

CAPACITOR

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

1. A capacitor, comprising:
a dielectric layer having a first plane, and a second plane opposite to the first plane;
a first through-hole communicated with the first plane and the second plane, having difference in level on an inside wall;
a second through-hole communicated with the first plane and the second plane;
a first external conductor layer disposed on the first plane;
a second external conductor layer disposed on the second plane;
a first internal electrode formed in the first through-hole, connected to the first external electrode layer, and separated
from the second external electrode layer; and

a second internal electrode formed in the second through-hole, connected to the second external electrode layer, and separated
from the first external electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,230,281

TRANSACTION SERVICES REPORTING SYSTEM

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. One or more network devices within a transaction services hub that maintains secure sessions with multiple payment processor
devices that are associated with customers of a transaction services network, comprising:
a memory to store a plurality of instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions in the memory to:
receive, from transaction devices associated with a merchant and via a gateway application for one of the multiple payment
processor devices, transaction authorization requests, the transaction authorization requests being provided via an ingress
method using one of a group including Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS), Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS),
and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol;

route, to the one of the multiple payment processor devices and via the gateway application, the transaction authorization
requests, wherein the transaction authorization requests are routed via a secure TCP/IP session between the gateway application
and the one of the payment processor devices;

log, in a database of transaction services of the customers, session data from the transaction authorization requests, the
session data including an ingress field for the ingress method of the transaction authorization requests and a customer IP
address for the one of the payment processor devices;

provide, to a user device, a user interface with reporting options for transaction services associated with a particular customer
of the customers, wherein the transaction services link multiple merchant devices to the one of the payment processor devices;

receive, from the user device and via the user interface, a request for transaction services data associated with the particular
customer;

retrieve, from the database of transaction services, session data in response to the request for transaction services data
associated with the particular customer, wherein the session data includes a number of transaction requests over an interval
and the ingress method for each of the transaction authorization requests during the interval;

generate, based on the request and the session data, a report for the particular customer, the report including the number
of transaction requests over the interval and the ingress method for each of the transaction authorization requests; and

send, to the user device, the report for the particular customer.
US Pat. No. 9,229,002

NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING BACTERIOPHAGE TAIL PROTEINS

Hyglos Invest GmbH, Bern...

1. A nucleic acid molecule comprising SEQ ID NO: 7, 9, 11 or 13.

US Pat. No. 9,231,676

LOW EFFORT MASSIVE MIMO ANTENNA ARRAYS AND THEIR USE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of first radio frequency chains configured to be able to be coupled to a plurality of first antennas from an antenna
array; and

a plurality of second radio frequency chains configured to be able to be coupled to a plurality of second antennas from the
antenna array, wherein the first and second antennas are different;

wherein the first and second radio frequency chains are configured to create radio frequency signals from baseband signals,
wherein the first radio frequency chains have a certain functionality, and wherein the second radio frequency chains have
a reduced functionality relative to the certain functionality of the first radio frequency chains.

US Pat. No. 9,230,836

SUBSTRATE TREATMENT METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate treatment method for treating a substrate with a treatment liquid, the substrate treatment method comprising:
an initial preparation step of controlling a liquid surface level of a treatment liquid retained in a treatment vessel at
a first liquid surface level, and then causing a first circulation unit to circulate the treatment liquid from the treatment
vessel through a first circulation path while controlling a temperature of the treatment liquid by a temperature controller
disposed in the first circulation path, thereby divergently spouting in air in the treatment vessel the treatment liquid circulated
by the first circulation unit and temperature-controlled by the temperature controller from a first spouting portion located
above the first liquid surface level, the first liquid surface level being set lower than a lower portion of a substrate held
at a substrate treatment position for treatment with the treatment liquid in the treatment vessel so as to prevent the treatment
liquid retained in the treatment vessel from contacting the substrate held at the substrate treatment position;

a substrate loading step of loading the substrate into the treatment vessel from outside thereof and holding the substrate
at the substrate treatment position, after the initial preparation step;

a substrate treatment step of spouting the treatment liquid circulated by the first circulation unit and temperature-controlled
by the temperature controller from the first spouting portion located above the first liquid surface level toward the substrate
held at the substrate treatment position in air in the treatment vessel while controlling the temperature of the treatment
liquid by the temperature controller disposed in the first circulation path; and

the step of cleaning the treatment liquid by a filter disposed in the first circulation path through which the treatment liquid
is circulated by the first circulation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,230,150

FINGER PRINT SENSOR AND AUXILIARY PROCESSOR INTEGRATION IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Google Technology Holding...

1. A system, comprising:
a fingerprint sensor; and
an auxiliary processor operable to arm the fingerprint sensor prior to the auxiliary processor entering a low power or sleep
mode;

the fingerprint sensor to:
detect a finger proximately located with the fingerprint sensor;
capture and store fingerprint data from the finger;
perform at least one pre-processing step after capturing the fingerprint data from the finger while the auxiliary processor
is in the low power or sleep mode; and

after the at least one pre-processing step and upon receiving a request from the auxiliary processor for the fingerprint data
deliver the fingerprint data to the auxiliary processor; and

the auxiliary processor to:
compare the fingerprint data to reference data; and
determine whether the fingerprint data substantially matches the reference data.

US Pat. No. 9,227,709

UNDERWATER PROPELLING DEVICE FOR UNDERWATER VEHICLE

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. An underwater propelling device comprising:
a stator comprising circumferential arrayed coils and being adapted to generate a controlled electromagnetic field along an
axial direction,

a shaftless propellant rotor comprising:
at least two magnetized ring-shaped plates, respectively an upper magnetized plate and a lower magnetized plate, coaxially
spaced-apart along said axial direction and perpendicular thereto such that said circumferential arrayed coils are positioned
therebetween, each plate defining a central aperture and having a circumferential array of radially extended magnetized poles
embedded therein, said magnetized poles generating a magnetic field which interacts with the electromagnetic field of the
stator so as to cause the rotation of said plates about a central axis parallel to said axial direction,

at least one ring-shaped propeller defined by its outer periphery and its inner periphery, said propeller being received inside
the central apertures of said plates and fixedly secured thereto,

a plurality of propeller blades projecting inward from the inner periphery of said propeller, said blades producing a thrust
along the central axis when the plates rotate,

wherein the rotor is axially separated from the stator by a gap so as to permit the formation of a hydraulic film inside said
gap, said hydraulic film being adapted to provide lubrication of the rotor, thus reducing friction between the rotor and the
stator, and to transmit the axial thrust force of the rotor to the stator.

US Pat. No. 9,232,607

GAS DISCHARGE LAMP BALLAST WITH RECONFIGURABLE FILAMENT VOLTAGE

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A method of reconfiguring an alternating current filament voltage for use by an electronic dimming ballast, the method
comprising:
supplying a first filament voltage to a filament of a lamp installed with the electronic dimming ballast;
receiving a signal indicative of supplying a second filament voltage to the filament that is different from the first filament
voltage, wherein the signal includes an integer value pertaining to a particular type of the lamp installed with the electronic
dimming ballast; and

supplying the second filament voltage to the filament.

US Pat. No. 9,229,954

SHARING ITEM IMAGES BASED ON A SIMILARITY SCORE

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:
a receiving engine configured to receive an item listing for an item from a user device;
a generating engine comprising at least one hardware processor and configured to:
access an existing image, the existing image being associated with one or more existing item listings;
select, based on a listing selection rule, the one or more existing item listings corresponding to the existing image for
comparison with the item listing received from the user device, the listing selection rule specifying a temporal range that
identifies a time period during which the one or more existing item listing selected for the comparison are received from
one or more user devices;

identify a degree of similarity between the item listing received from the user device and the one or more existing item listings
corresponding to the existing image; and

generate a similarity score for the existing image based on the degree of similarity between the item listing received from
the user device and the one or more existing item listings corresponding to the existing image;

a proposing engine configured to select one or more existing images corresponding to the one or more existing item listings
based on the one or more existing images having corresponding similarity scores that exceed a threshold value; and

a presenting engine configured to transmit a communication to the user device in response to the receiving of the item listing
from the user device, the communication including the one or more existing images.

US Pat. No. 9,227,725

AIRCRAFT INCLUDING AN ELECTRIC STARTER-GENERATOR FOR THE OR EACH TURBOJET, AN UNDERCARRIAGE FITTED WITH AN ELECTRIC MOTOR FOR TAXIING, AN ELECTRICITY CONVERTER, AND AN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION UNIT CONNECTING THE ELECTRICITY CONVE

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

9. An aircraft comprising:
a first turbojet engine fitted with a first electric starter-generator;
an undercarriage fitted with a taxiing electric motor for taxiing the aircraft on the ground;
an external electrical power inlet;
an electricity converter; and
a configurable electricity distribution unit;
wherein an inlet and an outlet of the electricity converter are connected to the electricity distribution unit; and
wherein the electricity distribution unit is configurable to:
connect the first electric starter-generator to the inlet of the electricity converter and the outlet of the electricity converter
to the taxiing electric motor; and

connect the external electrical power inlet to the inlet of the electricity converter and the outlet of the electricity converter
to the first electric starter-generator.

US Pat. No. 9,232,385

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCOVERING A WIRELESS DEVICE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. An apparatus for synchronizing discovery of wireless services or applications in a wireless network during a recurring
time interval T in which wireless nodes within the wireless network can be active in one of a predetermined plurality of time
states, the apparatus comprising circuitry configured to
(i) select a time state from the plurality of time states;
(ii) perform discovery once during the recurring time interval T at the selected time state; and
repeat the above operations (i), (ii) in successive ones of the recurring time interval T until all of the predetermined plurality
of time states have been selected exactly once within the successive ones of the recurring time interval T by the apparatus
and each of the wireless nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,228,091

FERRITE THIN FILM-FORMING COMPOSITION MATERIAL, METHOD OF FORMING FERRITE THIN FILM, AND FERRITE THIN FILM FORMED USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A ferrite thin film-forming composition material for forming a ferrite thin film having a composition represented by (Ni1-xZnxO)t(Fe2O3)s, (Cu1-xZnxO)t(Fe2O3)s or (Ni0.80-yCu0.20ZnyO)t(Fe2O3)s by using a sol-gel method,
wherein the composition material is formed by dissolving metallic raw materials in a solvent including a.) acetonitrile and
b.) a lower alcohol or a diol, and a blending fraction of acetonitrile is 30 mass % to 60 mass % with respect to 100 mass
% of the composition material and a blending fraction of the lower alcohol or diol is 15 mass % to 60 mass % with respect
to 100 mass % of the composition material;

wherein, x satisfies 0

US Pat. No. 9,227,422

INK JET RECORDING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method of recording an image by using at least a first ink composition containing water, a surfactant,
and a first coloring material and a second ink composition containing a second coloring material different from the first
coloring material on a recording medium, the method comprising:
recording an image on the recording medium by causing a first recording head that ejects the first ink composition and a second
recording head that ejects the second ink composition to eject the first ink composition and the second ink composition while
relative positions thereof with respect to the recording medium are changed,

wherein, in the recording of the image, a time after the first ink composition is ejected to a predetermined area of the recording
medium and before the second ink composition is ejected to the predetermined area is in the range of 10 ms to 2,000 ms,

wherein a viscosity of the ink composition at 20° C. when the first ink composition is ejected is 15 mPa·s or less, and
wherein the viscosity at 20° C. when 50% of a volatile component contained in the first ink composition is volatilized is
100 mPa·s or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,227,380

LAMINATED BODY AND VULCANIZATE THEREFOR

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A laminate, comprising:
an acrylic elastomer layer of an acrylic elastomer composition containing at least one kind selected from the group consisting
of organic ammonium chloride, organic ammonium bromide, tetrabutylammonium thiocyanate, organic phosphonium chloride and organic
phosphonium bromide in an amount of 2 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of an epoxy group-containing
acrylic elastomer: and

a fluorine elastomer layer of a fluorine elastomer composition containing a polyol crosslinking agent, the acrylic elastomer
layer and the fluorine elastomer layer being bonded to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,230,351

DATA BINDING GRAPH FOR INTERACTIVE CHART

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, implemented at a computer system that includes one or more processors, for implementing multi-view visualizations
in a computing environment, the method comprising:
accessing, by the one or more processors, a directed acyclic graph defining a data flow, the directed acyclic graph comprising:
a data source node that defines source data that flows downstream from the data source node in the directed acyclic graph;
a first derived data node positioned downstream from the data source node in the directed acyclic graph, the first derived
data node defining a first data modification operation to be performed on any data flowing from the data source node to the
first derived data node by operation of the directed acyclic graph; and

a second derived data node positioned downstream from the first derived data node in the directed acyclic graph, the second
derived data node defining a second data modification operation to be performed on any data flowing from the first derived
data node to the second derived data node by operation of the directed acyclic graph;

connecting, by the one or more processors, a first visualization to the data source node, the first visualization being configured
to visualize the source data as received from the connected data source node;

connecting, by the one or more processors, a second visualization to the first derived data node or to the second derived
data node, the second visualization being configured to visualize any data as received from the connected derived data node;

detecting, by the one or more processors, user interaction with the first visualization;
propagating, by the one or more processors, the user interaction with the first visualization to the data source node and
from the data source node through one or both of the first derived data node and the second derived data node to the second
visualization, including:

when the second visualization is connected to the first derived data node, causing the second visualization to display the
source data in accordance with the user interaction with the first visualization and in accordance with the first data modification
operation; and

when the second visualization is connected to the second derived data node, causing the second visualization to display the
source data in accordance with the user interaction with the first visualization and in accordance with both the first data
modification operation and the second data modification operation.

US Pat. No. 9,228,497

GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH SECONDARY AIR FLOW CIRCUIT

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:
a compressor having an impeller;
a diffuser having a plurality of diffuser vanes;
wherein the impeller is a centrifugal impeller, and wherein the diffuser is a radial diffuser;
wherein the diffuser forms a flowpath downstream of the impeller;
wherein the diffuser vanes extend across the flowpath; and
wherein at least one of the diffuser vanes has a first opening extending through the diffuser vanes and across the flowpath;
a combustor in fluid communication with the compressor;
a turbine in fluid communication with the combustor; and
a secondary flow circuit operative to deliver secondary air flow to the impeller for controlling a temperature of a portion
of the impeller, wherein the secondary air flow is delivered to the impeller from across the flowpath through the first opening;
and

one or more walls defining a cavity separate from the flowpath, the one or more walls further having an opening therein configured
to supply the secondary air flow from the cavity to at least one diffuser vane, wherein the impeller includes a plurality
of blades and a back face opposite the plurality of blades, further comprising a static structure spaced apart from the back
face and configured to direct the secondary air flow from a radially outer tip portion of the impeller radially inward along
the back face of the impeller.