US Pat. No. 9,232,929

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FETAL HEART RATE MONITORING WITH MATERNAL CONTRIBUTION DETECTION

General Electric Company,...

15. A device for monitoring the heart rate of a fetus, the device comprising:
an ultrasound transducer operable to transmit an ultrasound signal and receive reflected ultrasounds signals from a plurality
of ultrasound depths across an ultrasound depth zone of sensitivity;

a digital controller that operates the ultrasound transducer according to a timing diagram to scan the ultrasound depth zone
of sensitivity in overlapping increments;

a signal quality detector that calculates a signal quality for each overlapping increment;
a fetal heart rate (FHR) detector that calculates a FHR waveform from each of the overlapping increments of a first depth
size and calculates an average FHR from the FHR waveform; and

a timing diagram selector that identifies adjacent overlapping increments with maximized signal quality and selects a timing
diagram for use by the digital controller, wherein the timing diagram is associated with a combined scan depth of the identified
adjacent overlapping increments;

wherein the digital controller operates the ultrasound transducer according to the selected timing diagram and the FHR detector
calculates the FHR from the received reflected ultrasound signals produced according to the selected timing diagram.

US Pat. No. 9,234,054

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF METALLOCENE COMPLEXES

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A process to prepare a bridged bis(indenyl) ligand comprising reacting a 2-indenylboranic acid or ester of formula (1)

wherein R7 and R8 each independently stand for H, an alkyl of 1 to 6 C-atoms or wherein R7 and R8 form a ring together with the O atoms to which they are bound,

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 each independently stand for H, a hydrocarbon radical having 1-20 C-atoms, a halide, an alkoxy group having 1-6 C-atoms, an
alkylsulfide, an amine, a Si or B containing group or a P-containing group with a bromosubstituted compound of formula (2)

(Br)2—R   (2)

wherein R stands for a bridging group containing at least two sp2-hybridised carbon atoms that are bonded to the indenyl groups at the 2-positions in a solvent in the presence of bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium
dichloride and a base to form the corresponding bridged bis(indenyl) ligand of formula (3)

wherein R and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 are R6 as described above.

US Pat. No. 9,233,577

HUB-BEARING ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEEL

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A hub-bearing assembly for a motor vehicle wheel, the hub-bearing assembly having an axis of rotation and comprising:
a flanged hub rotatable about the axis of rotation, the flanged hub having a flange and a hub, the flange being integral with
the hub and transverse to the axis of rotation, the flange having a plurality of angularly spaced axial bores for a corresponding
plurality of bolts for fastening a disc brake rotor and a wheel to the flanged hub;

a stationary bearing ring arranged radially on the outside of the flanged hub, the stationary bearing ring forming a projecting
tubular portion which extends in an axially outer direction and has a cylindrical surface;

a disc brake rotor fixed to the flange of the flanged hub, the disc brake rotor having a surface facing the cylindrical surface
of the stationary bearing ring, the disc brake rotor having a braking portion, a mounting flange mounted adjacent to the flange
of the flanged hub, and an intermediate connecting portion joining the mounting flange to the braking portion;

at least one sliding contact sealing device mounted between the projecting tubular portion of the stationary bearing ring
and the flanged hub; and

a disc-shaped sealing shield having:
a radially inner mounting portion of cylindrical shape, mounted with radial interference on the cylindrical surface of the
stationary bearing ring,

a shaped wall extending substantially radially or transversally with respect to the axis of rotation from an axially inner
end of the radially inner mounting portion, and

a radially outer, peripheral sealing edge defining a labyrinth seal with the surface of the disc brake rotor,
wherein the surface of the disc brake rotor is a surface of the disc brake rotor which is closest to the stationary bearing
ring and extends on the intermediate connecting portion defining the labyrinth seal with the radially outer, peripheral sealing
edge.

US Pat. No. 9,234,786

SYSTEM FOR ANALYSIS OF THE CONDITION OF THE RUNNING GEAR OF RAIL VEHICLES

Schenck Process GmbH, Da...

1. A system for analyzing conditions of a running gear of rail vehicles, the system comprising:
a number of force measurement devices for detecting forces and/or torques acting on a rail measurement zone, wherein the force
measurement devices are arranged on the rail measurement zone,

a plurality of sonic measurement devices for detecting sound waves that occur when the rail vehicle travels over the rail
measurement zone, and

an analysis unit configured to correlate electrical measurement signals supplied simultaneously by the force measurement devices
and sonic measurement devices with one another and superimpose the electrical measurement signals to thereby draw inferences
about the conditions of the running gear of the rail vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,234,412

TOOLS AND METHODS FOR USE IN COMPLETION OF A WELLBORE

NCS Multistage, LLC, (CA...

1. A method for shifting a sliding sleeve in a horizontal or deviated wellbore, comprising:
providing a deviated wellbore having a sleeve slidably disposed therein providing a work string for use in engaging the sleeve,
the work string comprising: a sealing element; and sleeve location means operatively associated with the sealing element;

deploying said work string within the wellbore to position the sealing element proximal to said sleeve;
setting the sealing element across the wellbore to engage the sleeve;
applying a downward force to the sealing element by the application of hydraulic pressure to the wellbore annulus to shift
the sliding sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,237,341

IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An image decoding method of decoding, on a per-block basis, a coded image included in a bitstream, the image decoding method
comprising:
performing arithmetic decoding on a current block to be decoded;
determining whether or not the current block is at an end of a slice;
determining whether or not the current block is at an end of a sub-stream when it is determined that the current block is
not at the end of the slice, the sub-stream being a structural unit of the image that is different from the slice; and

performing arithmetic decoding on a sub-last bit indicating the end of the sub-stream and being different from the current
block when it is determined that the current block is at the end of the sub-stream;

performing arithmetic decoding termination as first termination when the sub-last bit is arithmetically decoded;
performing arithmetic decoding termination as second termination when it is determined that the current block is at the end
of the slice; and

performing arithmetic decoding on an end-of-slice flag indicating whether or not the current block is at the end of the slice,
the end-of-slice flag being different from the sub-last flag,

wherein, when the first termination is performed, same processing as the second termination is performed,
wherein, in the determining of whether or not the current block is at an end of a slice, it is determined that the current
block is at the end of the slice when the end-of-slice flag on which arithmetic decoding has been performed indicates a predetermined
value of 1, and

wherein a value of 1 is restored by the arithmetic decoding of the sub-last bit.

US Pat. No. 9,234,813

METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING AN INCIDENCE OF LOADING OF AN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for purposes of determining at least one incidence of loading of an aircraft structure comprising the steps:
optically registering at least one section of the aircraft structure for purposes of determining an “actual” optical state
of the aircraft structural section,

comparing the “actual” optical state with a stored “design” optical state of the aircraft structural section,
recording noises relating to at least one section of the aircraft structure for purposes of compiling an “actual” acoustic
image of the aircraft structural section,

comparing the “actual” acoustic image with a stored “design” acoustical image of the aircraft structural section,
assessing based on structural mechanics whether an overload of at least one part of the aircraft section has occurred, and
using an alien acoustic signal that has been determined as a starting point for the assessing step, wherein
optical markings are provided on a side of the fuselage near the cockpit and near the tail unit, and the markings on each
side of the fuselage together define an imaginary straight line extending in a longitudinal direction of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,234,132

CONVERSION LED WITH HIGH COLOR RENDITION INDEX

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A conversion LED comprising a chip which emits primary radiation and a luminescent substance-containing layer which is
on the chip or positioned so that it intercepts the primary radiation emitted from the chip and which converts at least some
of the primary radiation of the chip into secondary radiation, wherein a first luminescent substance of the A3B5O12:Ce garnet type which emits yellow green and a second luminescent substance of the MAlSiN3:Eu calsine type which emits orange red is used, wherein the peak wavelength of the primary radiation lies in the 435 to 455
nm range, the first luminescent substance being a garnet having essentially the cation A=75 to 100 mol. % Lu, remainder Y
and a Ce content of 1.5 to 2.9 mol. %, where B=10 to 40 mol. % Ga, remainder Al, while the second luminescent substance is
of the basic MAlSiN3:Eu type, where M is Ca alone or at least 80% Ca and the remainder of M is Sr, Ba, Mg, Li or Cu, in each case alone or in
combination, wherein some and at most 5% of the Al is replaced by B, and wherein a part of N is optionally replaced by O,
F, Cl, alone or in combination.

US Pat. No. 9,234,381

SUPPLEMENTAL WINDOW FOR FENESTRATION

WexEnergy LLC, Rochester...

29. A supplemental window apparatus for improving the thermal insulating properties of an existing fenestration, comprising:
a contiguous frame defining a perimeter area that substantially covers an entire existing window pane;
a substantially non porous sheet material attached to said contiguous frame covering said perimeter area;
a seal in contact with said contiguous frame such that when said contiguous frame is attached to the window sash or frame
said seal is compressed against the window sash or frame thereby trapping a volume of gas between said window pane, said window
sash or frame and said substantially non porous sheet material, said seal also operative to releasably attach said contiguous
frame to a window sash or frame utilizing outward pressure against said window sash or frame;

one or more spacers operative to set a distance between said window pane and said substantially non porous sheet material
when said supplemental window apparatus is set held in place to said window sash or frame;

wherein said distance provides an optimum thickness of trapped gas for increasing thermal insulating properties of a transparent
area of the fenestration which includes the existing window pane and said supplemental window.

US Pat. No. 9,233,990

ORGANOAMINOSILANES AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

Air Products and Chemical...

1. An organoaminocarbosilane compound represented by the following structures:

wherein R, R? and R? are each independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-10 linear alkyl group, a C3-10 branched alkyl group, a C3-10 cyclic alkyl group, a C2-10 alkenyl group, a C4-10 aromatic group, a C4-10 heterocyclic group, a C1-10 linear organoamino group, a C2-10 branched organoamino group, a silyl group, a C1-10 linear carbosilyl group, and a C2-10 branched carbosilyl group and wherein at least one of R? and R? or R and R? or none of R? and R? or R and R? are linked to
form substituted or unsubstituted cyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 9,232,801

1,2,4-TRIAZINE-3,5-DIONE-6-CARBOXAMIDES AND USE THEREOF AS HERBICIDE

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. 1,2,4-Triazine-3,5-dione-6-carboxamide of formula (I) or salt thereof

in which the substituents are defined as follows:
R1 is (C1-C10)-alkyl, (C2-C10)-alkenyl, (C2-C10)-alkynyl, halo-(C1-C10)-alkyl, halo-(C2-C10)-alkenyl, halo-(C2-C10)-alkynyl, (C3-C10)-cycloalkyl, halo-(C3-C10)-cycloalkyl, (C1-C4)-alkyl-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, halo-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C12)-cycloalkenyl, halo-(C3-C12)-cycloalkenyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkylthio-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkylsulfonyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkylamino-(C1-C6)-alkyl, di-(C1-C6)-alkylamino-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylamino-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkylamino-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkylcarbonyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylcarbonyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxycarbonyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkoxycarbonyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)-alkylaminocarbonyl, di-(C1-C6)-alkylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, cyano-(C1-C6)-alkyl, hydroxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkenyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxyhalo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxyhalo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C3-C7)-cycloalkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkenyloxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C3-C7)-cycloalkenyloxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, di-(C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C10)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C10)-alkoxy, (C3-C12)-cycloalkoxy, halo-(C3-C7)-cycloalkoxy, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C2-C12)-alkenyloxy, halo-(C2-C10)-alkenyloxy, (C2-C10)-alkynyloxy, halo-(C3-C10)-alkynyloxy, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C6)-alkylcarbonyloxy, halo-(C2-C12)-alkylcarbonyloxy, (C3-C7)-cycloalkylcarbonyloxy, (C1-C6)-alkylcarbonyl-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C10)-alkylthio, halo-(C1-C10)-alkylthio, (C3-C12)-cycloalkylthio, (C1-C10)-alkylsulfinyl, halo-(C1-C10)-alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C10)-alkylsulfonyl, halo-(C1-C10)-alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C12)-cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)-alkylcarbonylthio, (C1-C6)-alkyl(thiocarbonyl)thio, (C3-C12)-cycloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)-alkylaminosulfonyl, di-(C1-C6)-alkylaminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)-alkylamino, di-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, halodi-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, (C3-C12)-cycloalkylamino, (C1-C6)-alkylcarbonylamino, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylcarbonylamino, (C1-C10)-alkylsulfonylamino, halo-(C1-C10)-alkylsulfonylamino, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, cyano, hydroxyl, amino, C(?O)OH, C(?O)NHOH, SO2NH2, SO2NHCN, SO2NHOH, NHCHO, or R1 is phenyl, phenylsulfonyl, W1-(phenyl), W1—(O-phenyl), W1—(S-phenyl), W1—(SO2-phenyl), W2—(SO2CH2-phenyl) or W2—(SCH2-phenyl), where the phenyl rings of the seven aforementioned radicals each bear s R6 substituents, or

R1 is G, W2G or W2OG,

R2 is hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-haloalkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C2-C6)-haloalkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-halocycloalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, phenyl, phenyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, heteroaryl, (C1-C6)-alkylheteroaryl, where the phenyl or heteroaryl rings of the four aforementioned radicals each bear s R6 substituents,

Q is a Q1, Q2, Q3 or Q4 radical,


R3 is (C1-C8)-alkyl, (C2-C8)-alkenyl, (C2-C8)-alkynyl, where these radicals are each substituted by s radicals from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, hydroxyl,
nitro, SiR103, PO(OR10)2, S(O)n—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, COR3a, COOR3a, OCOR3a, NR3aCOR3a, NR3aSO2R3b, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl or phenyl, where the 4 latter radicals are each substituted by p radicals from the
group consisting of methyl, ethyl, methoxy, trifluoromethyl, cyano and halogen, and where heterocyclyl bears n oxo groups,

or
R3 is phenyl substituted by p radicals from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, (C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, S(O)n—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy and (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl,

R3a is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl or phenyl,

R3b is (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl or phenyl,

R4 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyloxy, (C2-C6)-haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyloxy, (C2-C6)-haloalkynyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, cyano, nitro, methylsulfenyl, methylsulfinyl, methylsulfonyl, acetylamino, benzoylamino, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl,
methoxycarbonylmethyl, ethoxycarbonylmethyl, benzoyl, methylcarbonyl, piperidinylcarbonyl, trifluoromethylcarbonyl, halogen,
amino, aminocarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, dimethylaminocarbonyl, methoxymethyl, or

heteroaryl, heterocyclyl or phenyl, each of which is substituted by p radicals from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl,
methoxy, trifluoromethyl and halogen,

R5 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, CH2R5a, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkynyl, OR6, NHR6, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, methoxycarbonylmethyl, ethoxycarbonylmethyl, methylcarbonyl, trifluoromethylcarbonyl, dimethylamino,
acetylamino, methylsulfenyl, methylsulfinyl or methylsulfonyl, or heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, benzyl or phenyl, each of which
is substituted by p radicals from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, (C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, S(O)n—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy and (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl, R5a is acetoxy, acetamido, N-methylacetamido, benzoyloxy, benzamido, N-methylbenzamido, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, benzoyl,
methylcarbonyl, piperidinylcarbonyl, morpholinylcarbonyl, trifluoromethylcarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, dimethylaminocarbonyl,
(C1-C6)-alkoxy or (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, or heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, each of which is substituted by p radicals from the group consisting of methyl,
ethyl, methoxy, trifluoromethyl and halogen,

Y and Z are each independently O or S,
W1 is (C1-C10)-alkylene, (C2-C6)-alkenylene or (C2-C6)-alkynylene,

W2 is (C1-C10)-alkylene,

G is heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, each of which is substituted by s radicals from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano,
(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, S(O)n—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy and (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl, where heterocyclyl bears n oxo groups,

R6 is halogen, cyano, hydroxyl, amino, nitro, —CHO, —C(?O)OH,

—C(?O)NH2, —C(?S)NH2, —C(?O)NHCN, —C(?O)NHOH, —SH, —SO2NH2, —SO2NHCN, —SO2NHOH, —OCN, —SCN, —SF5, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkenyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl, halo-(C3-C8)-cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-(C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C8)-cycloalkenyl, halo-(C3-C8)-cycloalkenyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkylthio-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C8)-alkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C8)-alkoxyhalo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, cyano-(C1-C6)-alkyl, hydroxy-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C3-C8)-cycloalkoxy, halo-(C3-C8)-cycloalkoxy, (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C2-C6)-alkenyloxy, halo-(C2-C6)-alkenyloxy, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C2-C6)-alkylcarbonyloxy, (C1-C6)-alkylthio, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylthio, (C3-C8)-cycloalkylthio, (C1-C6)-alkylsulfinyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)-alkylsulfonyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C8)-cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)-alkylamino, di-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, halo-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, halodi-(C1-C8)-alkylamino or (C3-C8)-cycloalkylamino, or two vicinal R6 radicals form a (C3-C6)-alkylene group in which p carbon atoms are replaced by oxygen, sulfur or nitrogen, and in which one carbon atom bears t
oxo groups,

n is 0, 1 or 2,
p is 0, 1, 2 or 3,
s is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5,
t is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 9,237,576

POWER CONTROL METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A power control method, comprising:
determining a transmit power P1 of a base station of a first-standard communication system when a service runs in the first-standard
communication system;

determining that the transmit power P1 is higher than or equal to a threshold value P2 of a power interference of the first-standard
communication system to a second-standard communication system, wherein the first-standard communication system is different
from the second-standard communication system;

sending data on an interfering frequency of the first-standard communication system by using a power lower than transmit power
P1, wherein the interfering frequency is a frequency that causes an interference to the second-standard communication system
among hopping frequencies used by the service; and

sending data on a non-interfering frequency of the first-standard communication by using a power higher than the transmit
power P1.

US Pat. No. 9,232,742

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S130055

M.S. Technologies LLC, W...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S130055, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession
No. PTA-121243.
US Pat. No. 9,233,853

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SILICA PARTICLES

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A method for producing silica particles, comprising:
preparing a silica particle dispersion containing silica particles, and a solvent containing an alcohol and water, and
bringing supercritical carbon dioxide into contact with the silica particle dispersion to remove the solvent,
wherein supercritical carbon dioxide is brought into contact with the silica particle dispersion to remove the solvent, in
which y represented by Formula (1) satisfies a range of Formula (2-1):

y=((mass of water in silica particle dispersion/mass of alcohol in silica particle dispersion)/temperature (° C.) during removal
of the solvent)  Formula (1):

0.0003?y?0.0012  Formula (2-1).

US Pat. No. 9,234,582

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING HYDRAULICALLY-POWERED APPARATUS

THOMSON LINEAR LLC, Mare...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first hydraulic power unit for supplying a first fluid under pressure to a first chamber for controlling motion of a first
movable member and a second hydraulic power unit for supplying a second fluid under pressure to a second chamber for controlling
motion of a second movable member;

an input device configured to provide an input signal for controlling the motions of the first and second movable members
and a limit selector for setting a desired acceleration rate; and

a processor configured to:
receive the input signal from the input device;
independently set, in response to the input signal and the desired acceleration rate from the input device and the limit selector,
a first electrical actuator to accelerate at the desired acceleration rate to control an amount and flow rate of the first
fluid to the first hydraulic power unit and a second electrical actuator to accelerate at the desired acceleration rate to
control an amount and flow rate of the second fluid to the second hydraulic power unit for controlling the motion of the first
and second movable members; and

receive a first position signal from the first electrical actuator, and receive a second position signal from the second electrical
actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,234,137

FLAME RETARDANT

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for providing flame retardancy to a material, comprising adding a phosphorus compound selected from compounds
II.1 to II.4 and compounds of the formula (I) to the material as flame retardant,

where the definitions of the symbols in the formula (I) are as follows:
A is one of the following groups:

Y is —P(?X2)SR3R4, H, a straight-chain or branched C1-C12-alkyl group, C5-C6-cycloalkyl, C6-C12-aryl, or benzyl, where the four last-mentioned groups are unsubstituted or have substitution by one or more radicals C1-C4-alkyl or C2-C4-alkenyl;

R1, R2, R3, and R4 are identical or different and are hydrogen, OH, C1-C16-alkyl, C2-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy, C2-C16-alkenoxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkoxy, C6-C10-aryl, C6-C10-aryloxy, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkyl, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkoxy, SR9 COR10, COOR11, CONR12R13 or two radicals R1, R2, R3, or R4 form, together with the phosphorus atom to which they are bonded, or the P—O-A-O—P group, a ring system;

R5, R6, R7, and R8 are identical or different and are H, C1-C16-alkyl, C2-C16-alkenyl, C1-C16-alkoxy or C2-C16-alkenoxy;

R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 are identical or different and are H, C1-C16-alkyl, C2-C16-alkenyl, C6-C10-aryl, C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkyl or C6-C10-aryl-C1-C16-alkoxy;

X1 and X2 are identical or different and are S or O;

r and s are identical or different and are 0 or 1;
X5 and X6 are identical or different and are S or O, and

n is a natural number from 1 to 50.

US Pat. No. 9,234,461

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE SHIELD

Shield Aerodynamics LLC, ...

20. An environmental defense shield for a turbine engine on an aircraft, the environmental defense shield comprising:
a. a plurality of aerodynamic vanes; and
b. a band stiffener attached to at least two of the plurality of aerodynamic vanes and positioned forward of the engine, wherein
at least one of but fewer than all of the aerodynamic vanes of the plurality of aerodynamic vanes extends rearwardly to the
band stiffener but does not extend rearwardly a full length of the shield, thereby defining an open space on the shield.

US Pat. No. 9,233,344

HIGH SELECTIVITY POLYIMIDE MEMBRANE FOR NATURAL GAS UPGRADING AND HYDROGEN PURIFICATION

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A polyimide membrane comprising a polyimide polymer with hydroxyl and acetoxy functional groups wherein the molar ratio
of said hydroxyl functional groups to said acetoxy functional groups is in a range of 1:1 to 8:1 wherein said polyimide polymer
comprises a plurality of repeating units of formula (I), wherein formula (I) is

wherein n and m are independent integers from 20 to 500; wherein n:m is in a range of 1:1 to 8:1.

US Pat. No. 9,237,233

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SALES AND MARKETING ACCELERATION AND EFFECTIVENESS

Micro Macro Assets LLC, ...

1. A system for calling a customer, wherein the system comprises a central data server and a talker computer, the system further
comprising:
the talker computer having a memory, and a processor configured by the memory to provide a batch notification that enables
the central data server to identify a batch of one or more customer records, for calling, wherein the talker computer is used
by a talker;

the central data server having a memory, and a processor configured by the memory to receive the batch notification that enables
the central data server to identify the batch of one or more customer records;

a dialing agent module for providing an identity notification that a customer is on the call with the talker or being called
or to be called in the near future, referred to herein as an identified customer, wherein at least one customer record of
the identified customer is part of the batch;

wherein the central data server further performs the steps of:
receiving the identity notification confirming that the identified customer is on the call with the talker or being called
or to be called in the near future; and

after receiving the identity notification, providing an identify notification that enables the talker computer to identify
at least one customer record associated with the identified customer,

wherein the talker computer further performs the step of receiving the identify notification that enables the talker computer
to identify at least one of the customer records associated with the identified customer.

US Pat. No. 9,232,703

PLANT GENOMIC DNA FLANKING SPT EVENT AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING SPT EVENT

PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATI...

1. A maize plant comprising event E6611.32.1.38.

US Pat. No. 9,237,664

MULTI-MODULE KEYING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

6. An information handling system (IHS), comprising:
an IHS chassis that houses a processing system and a memory system coupled to the processing system;
a first IHS fan component slot that is located on the IHS chassis;
a second IHS fan component slot that is located on the IHS chassis; and
a keying device that is movably coupled to the IHS chassis and that includes a first keying member that is located adjacent
the first IHS fan component slot and a second keying member that is located adjacent the second IHS fan component slot, wherein
the keying device moves in response to a first keyed IHS fan component being positioned in the first IHS fan component slot
such that the first keyed IHS fan component engages an interior of the first keying member, and wherein the movement of the
keying device positions the second keying member adjacent the second IHS fan component slot to restrict IHS fan components
that may be positioned in the second IHS fan component slot to only second keyed IHS fan components that are the same airflow
direction type IHS fan components as the first keyed IHS fan component.

US Pat. No. 9,235,532

SECURE STORAGE OF FULL DISK ENCRYPTION KEYS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:
generating, by a processor, a plurality of random blocks of a pre-determined size for each data block to be encoded, the pre-determined
size based on an allocation unit of a storage device;

encoding, by the processor, a first data block into a single encoded data block of the pre-determined size using the plurality
of generated random blocks, the single encoded data block generated by performing a mathematical operation on the first data
block and each generated random block, wherein the single encoded data block and at least a subset of the generated random
blocks are recombined to recover the first data block;

storing the single encoded data block and each generated random block separately at different known logical locations, wherein
a physical location on the storage device that corresponds to a known logical location changes over time; and

overwriting at least one of the stored generated random blocks with arbitrary data.

US Pat. No. 9,235,800

METHOD FOR THE COMPUTER-AIDED LEARNING OF A RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORK FOR MODELING A DYNAMIC SYSTEM

1. A method for computer-aided learning of a recurrent neural network for modeling a dynamic system which is characterized
at respective times by an observable vector comprising one or more observables as entries, the method comprising:
providing a recurrent neural network comprising a causal network, a retro-causal network, an observable vector with one or
more observables,

wherein the causal network describes an information flow proceeding forward in time between first state vectors of the dynamic
system, wherein a first state vector at a respective point in time comprises one or more first entries which are each assigned
to an entry of the observable vector, and one or more hidden states of the dynamic system,

wherein the retro-causal network describes an information flow proceeding backward in time between second state vectors of
the dynamic system, wherein a second state vector at a respective point in time comprises one or more second entries which
are each assigned to an entry of the observable vector, and one or more hidden states of the dynamic system,

determining the observable vector by respectively combining the first entries of the first state vector with the second entries
of the second state vector for respective points of time before and after a current point of time,

wherein the causal network and the retro-causal network are learned based on training data which contains a sequence of consecutive
known observable vectors.

US Pat. No. 9,237,556

METHOD OF OPERATING ACCESS POINT AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING ACCESS POINT

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

3. A method of operating an access point, used in a method of transmitting/receiving data between the access point including
a plurality of antennae and a plurality of terminals by applying order of priorities in a sequence of a real time communication
service, a voice call service, a moving picture service and a data service according to a quality of service (QoS) type, the
method comprising:
classifying the terminals according to the QoS type of a service required by each of the terminals;
applying a first weight value to the classified groups of terminals depending on the order of priority according to the QoS
type;

applying a second weight value according to the number of terminals belonged to each of the classified groups; and
applying the order of priority in a sequence from a highest value to a lowest value, in which the first weight value and the
second weight value are multiplied, to the classified groups to allocate the antenna to the terminal of the classified groups
according to the order of priority.

US Pat. No. 9,236,890

DECODING A SUPER-CODE USING JOINT DECODING OF UNDERLYING COMPONENT CODES

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for decoding, comprising:
in a decoder, receiving channel inputs for respective bits of a super code word that comprises at least first and second component
code words having a shared group of bits;

iteratively decoding, by the decoder, the at least first and second component code words; and
in response to recognizing by the decoder that the first and second component code words contain errors only within the shared
group of bits, the decoder jointly decoding the first and second component code words.

US Pat. No. 9,237,142

CLIENT AND SERVER GROUP SSO WITH LOCAL OPENID

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A computer-implemented method for enabling authentication of a user of a user device via an identity of a user that has
been authenticated for use in a source domain, the method comprising:
receiving the user's authenticated source domain identity at a target domain, wherein the user's authenticated source domain
identity enables the user to access a source domain service at the source domain;

enrolling the user's authenticated source domain identity at the target domain, wherein the enrollment of the user's authenticated
source domain identity enables the user to access a target domain service being provided at the target domain using the user's
authenticated source domain identity; and

authenticating, via an identity provider residing locally on the user device, the user for the access to the target domain
service using the enrolled user's authenticated source domain identity,

wherein authenticating the user for the access to the target domain service further comprises:
deriving a signing key based on a key that is shared with the identity provider;
and
sending the signing key to a service provider of the target domain service.

US Pat. No. 9,235,399

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AND PERSONALIZING COMPUTING DEVICES

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

6. A computer-implemented method for managing the entitlement of digital assets on a target computer system, comprising:
performing installation operations to install an operating system and a personalization agent on the target computer system,
wherein user input data comprising operating system installation data is received from a user during the installation, the
performing installation operations comprising executing instructions on the target computer system, the personalization agent
managing the entitlement of digital assets on the target computer system;

performing a purchase transaction of a digital asset, the purchase transaction generating purchase transaction data, the purchase
transaction data comprising digital asset identifier data associated with the purchase of the digital asset;

processing the purchase transaction data via a digital asset entitlement system to generate digital asset entitlement data,
the digital asset entitlement system executing on a computer system associated with a provider of the target computer system;

generating a digital asset entitlement message via the digital asset entitlement system, the digital asset entitlement message
comprising a target computer system identifier data, the digital asset entitlement message providing an association of digital
asset data with the target computer system;

associating the digital asset entitlement data with the target computer system identified by the target computer system identifier
data and with the digital asset identified by the digital asset entitlement data, the associating being performed by the digital
asset entitlement system;

receiving at the target computer system digital asset entitlement data and digital asset data associated with the target computer
system identifier data in response to the digital asset entitlement message; and

performing installation operations to install the digital asset on the target computer system, wherein the personalization
agent uses the digital asset entitlement data to perform the installation operations.

US Pat. No. 9,236,242

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device comprising:
generating hydrogen plasma by plasma excitation of hydrogen gas and processing a surface of a substrate on which a silicon
film and a metal film are exposed with the hydrogen plasma; and

generating mixed plasma by plasma excitation of a mixed gas of hydrogen gas and oxygen-containing gas and oxidizing the silicon
film by exposing the silicon film and the metal film to the mixed plasma to obtain the substrate on which the metal film and
the oxidized silicon film are formed.

US Pat. No. 9,234,800

SPECTROMETER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A spectrometer for recognizing a measurement target based on spectral data of observed light detected by a spectral sensor
that measures wavelength information and light intensity information, the spectrometer comprising:
a spectral data processor that
calculates one correlation spectral data set as one of a ratio of or a difference between two spectral data sets corresponding
to two different positions detected by the spectral sensor, and

simultaneously identifies measurement targets corresponding to the two different positions based on the one correlation spectral
data set.

US Pat. No. 9,236,180

INDUCTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An inductor comprising:
a PCB including an insertion part formed therein;
a coil assembly including a core and a coil wound around the core and positioned on the PCB so that a protrusion part formed
so as to protrude at a lower portion of the core is inserted and fixed into the insertion part, wherein a size of the protrusion
part is less than the core, and the protrusion part is formed so as to penetrate the PCB and a bottom of the protrusion part
is exposed to an outside of the PCB;

a lower PCB terminal disposed at a lower portion of the PCB and penetrating through the PCB to thereby be electrically connected
to the coil; and

a filler forming an appearance so that the core, the coil, and an upper exposed surface of the PCB are received therein.

US Pat. No. 9,234,740

SHEAROGRAPHIC INSPECTION SYSTEM USING A LASER MATRIX

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a matrix of lasers, wherein the lasers of the matrix are arranged in rows and columns, the matrix including at least four
lasers, the matrix being configured to generate beams of coherent light in an area on a surface of an object, and wherein
a number of speckle patterns in light reflected from the surface of the object form in response to the beams of coherent light
in the area;

a support structure for the matrix;
a camera system configured to generate images of the area, in which the number of speckle patterns are present in the images;
wherein the object is inspected via the apparatus;
wherein the support structure has a first side and a second side;
wherein the support structure has a first flange and a second flange;
wherein a plurality of wheels that are not motorized are connected to the first flange and the second flange;
wherein movement of support structure is provided by a robotic arm;
wherein the matrix of lasers is associated with the second side of the support structure; and
wherein the camera system is positioned to generate images through optics located on the second side of the support structure.

US Pat. No. 9,237,374

CONTENT BROADCAST DEVICE, CONTENT BROADCAST METHOD, CONTENT RECEPTION DEVICE, CONTENT RECEPTION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND CONTENT BROADCAST SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A content broadcast device for broadcasting a content, using a broadcast wave, the content broadcast device comprising:
first supply means for supplying service information to a content reception device through a predetermined network in response
to a request from the content reception device, the service information including at least a broadcast schedule of metadata
and location information that indicates where the metadata is located in the broadcast wave; and

broadcast means for broadcasting, using the broadcast wave, the metadata, which includes at least a broadcast schedule of
the content and location information that indicates where the content is located in the broadcast wave, in accordance with
the broadcast schedule of the metadata, included in the service information, and broadcasting, using the broadcast wave, the
content in accordance with the broadcast schedule of the content, included in the metadata,

wherein the content reception device does not acquire the broadcasted metadata when the content reception device determines
that a service code of the broadcasted metadata dos not match a service code provided within the supplied service information.

US Pat. No. 9,237,662

DEVICE HOUSING PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A device housing package, comprising:
a base body comprising, at its upper surface, a placement portion of a semiconductor device;
a frame body disposed on the base body surrounding the placement portion, comprising a notch disposed in a side wall thereof;
an input-output terminal attached to the notch, comprising a wiring conductor layer electrically connected to the semiconductor
device; and

a sealing ring disposed on an upper portion of the frame body, the sealing ring having a rectangular frame-like outer shape
as seen in a plan view,

the frame body including four side walls and having, when seen in a plan view, a rectangular frame-like outer shape, an outer
corner of adjacent side walls of the four side walls being curved as seen in a plan view,

an inner corner of the adjacent side walls being curved as seen in a plan view, the outer corner lying within a region overlapping
the sealing ring as seen in a plan view, the inner corner being exposed in a region surrounded by the sealing ring as seen
in a plan view, and

a radius of curvature of an inner corner of the sealing ring being smaller than a radius of curvature of the inner corner
of the adjacent side walls of the frame body.

US Pat. No. 9,236,172

CONDUCTOR PATTERN AND COIL PARTS HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A conductor pattern of a common-mode filter comprising a magnetic substrate, a coil layer on the magnetic substrate, and
a top magnetic material formed an a top of the coil layer, wherein the common-mode filter is electrically isolated by being
covered with an insulating layer of the coil layer, the conductor pattern comprising:
a primary conductor pattern having both a first horizontal portion and a first vertical portion, which is vertically connected
to the first horizontal portion; and

a secondary conductor pattern having both a second horizontal portion and a second vertical portion, which is vertically connected
to the second horizontal portion,

wherein the primary conductor pattern and the secondary conductor pattern are arranged to face opposedly to one another,
wherein the secondary conductor pattern is formed on the primary conductor pattern to correspond to the primary conductor
pattern,

wherein a horizontal width of the first horizontal portion is 10 to 15 ?m, a vertical width of the first horizontal portion
is 3 to 5 ?m, a horizontal width of the first vertical portion is 3 to 5 ?m, and a vertical width of the first vertical portion
is 12 to 15 ?m, and

the second horizontal portion and the second vertical portion are formed with the same size as the first horizontal portion
and the first vertical portion.

US Pat. No. 9,234,587

MULTI-CAPACITY CYLINDER

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A multi-capacity hydraulic system, comprising
a hollow cylinder closed by a cylinder head;
an annular piston moveable within the hollow cylinder, the piston dividing the interior of hollow cylinder into a first chamber
and a second chamber;

a hollow piston rod coupled to the piston, the piston rod aligned with an opening in the piston; and
a secondary rod moveable within the hollow piston rod, the secondary rod defining a third chamber in the hollow piston rod;
wherein the multi-capacity hydraulic cylinder is coupled to a fluid reservoir with a hydraulic circuit comprising a pressure
sensitive switch, the switch movable between a first position directing a hydraulic fluid to the third chamber and second
position directing fluid to the first chamber; and

wherein the third chamber has a cross-sectional area that is less than the cross-sectional area of the first chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,237,197

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF USING SEPARATE REVERSE CHANNEL FOR USER INPUT IN MOBILE DEVICE DISPLAY REPLICATION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of controlling media content between a source and a remote output device, the method comprising the steps of:
providing an autonomous portable multimedia device adapted to relay media content, the portable device including a control
server, a data server, and a content cache;

providing a head control unit for fixed operation at a viewer seating location including a control client and a data client,
the head control unit including a media output device for playback of the relayed media content, the head control unit being
remote from the portable device;

selecting a communication scheme;
initiating a first local network link between the control client and the control server for transmitting control signals from
a remote desktop client and a real time streaming protocol client of the head control unit to a remote desktop server and
a real time streaming server of the portable device;

initiating a second local network link between the data server and the data client for transmitting media content signals
between a real time protocol server of the portable device and a real time protocol client of the head control unit, wherein
the first local network link has a lower traffic volume capacity than the second local network link and a shorter latency
for the control signals than for the media content signal over the second local network link;

receiving user input data at the head control unit, the user input data relating to a user's request for altering playback
of the relayed media content;

the control client generating the control signals identifying the user's request and transmitting them to the control server
using the first local network link;

the control server providing instructions to the data server for executing the user request;
synching the data server with the content cache for retrieving media data used to carry out the instructions;
transmitting the retrieved media data from the data server to the data client using the second local network link; and
outputting the media data to the user over the media output device.

US Pat. No. 9,235,008

OPTICAL CONNECTOR AND OPTICAL MODULE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An optical connector comprising:
a first optical connector part including a reflecting member disposed at one side of a front end part and having a predetermined
inclined angle to change a path of an optical signal of an optical element and a first through-hole through which the optical
signal passes; and

a second connector part including an insertion part into which an other side of the first optical connector part is inserted
and a second through-hole provided with an optical fiber to which the optical signal passing through the first through-hole
is incident,

wherein, the second connector part further includes a plurality of support members supporting the optical fiber provided in
the second through-hole,

wherein the support members have a polygonal ring shape according to a cross section shape of the optical fiber and support
the optical fiber at a predetermined interval along the second through-hole.

US Pat. No. 9,237,643

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:
a core layer with surface material thereof being dielectric material, having a first surface and a corresponding second surface;
a fine circuit pattern, embedded in the first surface of the core layer;
a patterned conductive layer, disposed on the second surface of the core layer and protrudes from the second surface of the
core layer;

at least a conductive through via penetrating the core layer and connecting the fine circuit pattern to the patterned conductive
layer, wherein the conductive through via has a shape of hollow cylinder or solid cylinder; and

a first solder mask, disposed on the first surface of the dielectric layer and the fine circuit pattern, wherein the fine
circuit pattern has at least a first joint pad, and the first solder mask exposes the first joint pad.

US Pat. No. 9,237,559

BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A base station comprising:
a first radio communicator that transmits and receives information using both a main carrier and a plurality of sub-carriers,
thereby wirelessly communicating with a mobile station; and

a controller that controls the first radio communicator,
wherein the controller is configured to cause the first communicator to transmit, to the mobile station using the main carrier,
first control information for communication using a first sub-carrier, and first difference information comprising a difference
between the first control information and second control information for communication using at least one sub-carrier different
from the first sub-carrier, wherein a size of the first difference information is smaller than a size of the second control
information.

US Pat. No. 9,236,187

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:
a ceramic main body including:
a first outer layer portion including first ceramic layers;
a second outer layer portion including second ceramic layers;
an inner layer portion including third ceramic layers and inner electrodes arranged at a plurality of interfaces between at
least some of the third ceramic layers; and

outer electrodes arranged on surfaces of the ceramic main body and electrically connected to the inner electrodes; wherein
the first outer layer portion and the second outer layer portion are arranged vertically so as to sandwich the inner layer
portion therebetween;

the third ceramic layers contain a perovskite-type compound represented by ABO3, where A contains one or more of Ba, Sr, and Ca; B contains one or more of Ti, Zr, and Hf; and O represents oxygen, and a
rare-earth element;

an outermost layer portion of at least one of the first and the second outer layer portions including at least a portion of
a surface of the ceramic main body contains a perovskite-type compound represented by A?B?O3, where A? contains one or more of Ba, Sr, and Ca; B? contains one or more of Ti, Zr, and Hf; and O represents oxygen, and
optionally a rare-earth element that is the same or different as the rare-earth element of the third ceramic layers;

a mol concentration (CR) of the rare-earth element in the third ceramic layers is greater than a mol concentration (Cr) of the rare-earth element in the outermost layer portion, CR>Cr, inclusive of Cr=0; and

the inner electrodes include Ni or an alloy of Ni.

US Pat. No. 9,233,724

HULL ROBOT DRIVE SYSTEM

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A hull robot comprising:
a robot body;
at least one drive module for maneuvering the robot about a hull;
an on-board power source;
a motive subsystem for the drive module powered by the on-board power source; and
a plurality of permanent magnet elements associated with the drive module each switchable between a non-shunted state when
adjacent the hull and a shunted state when not adjacent the hull.

US Pat. No. 9,237,541

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR ESTIMATING TIMING OFFSET DIFFERENCES IN A CELLULAR NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method in a first network node for estimating a first timing offset difference between a first timing offset of a first
base station and a second timing offset of a second base station, wherein the first network node, first base station, and
second base station are comprised in a cellular network, and wherein the method comprises:
receiving Uplink Time Difference Of Arrival, UTDOA, measurements from a second network node, which UTDOA measurements relate
to a first UTDOA time difference between a first measured receiving time when an uplink signal from a user equipment is received
at the first base station, and a second measured receiving time when the uplink signal from the user equipment is received
at the second base station;

receiving Observed Time Difference Of Arrival, OTDOA measurements from a third network node, which OTDOA measurements relate
to a first measured OTDOA time difference between a third receiving time when a downlink signal from the first base station
is received at the user equipment and a fourth receiving time when a downlink signal from the second base station is received
at the user equipment; and

estimating a first timing offset difference between a first timing offset of the first base station and a second timing offset
of the second base station, based on the first UTDOA time difference and the first measured OTDOA time difference.

US Pat. No. 9,236,680

CONNECTOR AND VEHICLE INCLUDING CONNECTOR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A connector for connecting an inverter unit and an electric rotational device with each other, comprising:
a first connector terminal to which a first electric cable is to be connected;
a second connector terminal to which a second electric cable is to be connected, and which is disposed so as to be spaced
apart from the first connector terminal;

a third connector terminal which is disposed so as to be spaced apart from the second connector terminal, and to which a third
electric cable is to be connected, wherein:

a current sensor is connected to the second connector terminal and the third connector terminal,
a first predetermined interval between the first connector terminal and the second connector terminal is larger than a second
predetermined interval between the second connector terminal and the third connector terminal, and

the first connector terminal is a U-phase terminal, the second connector terminal is a V-phase terminal, and the third connector
terminal is a W-phase terminal;

a sidewall that surrounds the first connector terminal, the second connector terminal, and the third connector terminal;
a protection cover that is attached to the sidewall so as to cover the first connector terminal, the second connector terminal,
and the third connector terminal, and is detachable from the sidewall; and

an interlock mechanism that interrupts currents flowing to the first connector terminal, the second connector terminal, and
the third connector terminal when the protection cover is detached from the sidewall, wherein

the interlock mechanism includes an interlock connector and an interlock pin, and the currents are allowed to flow to the
first connector terminal, the second connector terminal, and the third connector terminal, by inserting the interlock pin
into the interlock connector; and

the interlock connector is disposed between the first connector terminal and the second connector terminal, and the interlock
pin is provided at the protection cover and is positioned such that the interlock pin is inserted into the interlock connector
when the protection cover is attached to the sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,234,957

REFERENCE SIGNALS FOR POSITIONING MEASUREMENTS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method for supporting positioning measurements in wireless communications, comprising:
determining positioning reference signals (PRS) resource blocks (RBs) on a condition that a subframe is for PRS;
determining a presence of a subset of resource elements (REs) in the determined PRS RBs carrying at least one of physical
broadcast channel (PBCH), primary synchronization channel or secondary synchronization channel; and

transmitting the PRS in the determined PRS RBs excluding PRS transmission in the subset of REs.
US Pat. No. 9,234,105

AQUEOUS FLUORINATED SILANE DISPERSIONS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An aqueous dispersion comprising:
a fluorinated silane being at least 90 wt % of total solids of the aqueous dispersion;
an anionic surfactant being from 0.1 wt % to about 5 wt % of total solids of the aqueous dispersion; and
water;
wherein the fluorinated silane, surfactant and water form an aqueous dispersion; and
wherein the aqueous dispersion has a pH in a range of about 7 to about 11, and is stable, wherein there is no separation or
gelling after 2 weeks at 65° C.

US Pat. No. 9,237,669

POWER CONVERTER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power converter, comprising:
a plurality of power converter circuits, each of which includes at least one semiconductor module, wherein the semiconductor
modules are stacked,

bus bars in common with the semiconductor modules that connect the stacked semiconductor modules with a capacitor, and
connecting members that are arranged along an edge of each of the bus bars and connect the edge of the bus bar with terminals
of the semiconductor modules,

wherein each of the bus bars includes converter circuit corresponding regions that are defined for each of the power converter
circuits that include the semiconductor modules that are connected to the bus bar by the connecting members, and

wherein at least one of the bus bars includes a slit that extends from the edge of the bus bar along at least one of the boundaries
between the converter circuit corresponding regions,

wherein the plurality of power converter circuits include a first power converter circuit that includes a first inverter that
is provided corresponding to a first rotating electric machine, and a second power converter circuit that includes a second
inverter that is provided corresponding to a second rotating electric machine, and

wherein the converter circuit corresponding regions of each of the bus bars include a first inverter corresponding region
that corresponds to the first inverter and a second inverter corresponding region that corresponds to the second inverter,
and the slit is provided between the first inverter corresponding region and the second inverter corresponding region.

US Pat. No. 9,236,357

MOUNTING SUBSTRATE AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A mounting substrate comprising:
a base material shaped like a flat plate having a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first surface;
first and second component mounting conductors provided at a distance from each other on the first surface of the base material;
first and second external connection conductors provided at a distance from each other on the second surface of the base material;
a first wiring conductor disposed between the first surface of the base material and the first component mounting conductor,
and shaped such as to be in contact with the first component mounting conductor and such as to avoid contact with the second
component mounting conductor,

a second wiring conductor disposed between the first surface and the second component mounting conductor, and shaped such
as to be in contact with the second component mounting conductor and such as to avoid contact with the first component mounting
conductor;

an insulating layer disposed between the first and second wiring conductors and the first and second component mounting conductors
such that center areas of the first and second wiring conductors are exposed therefrom;

a first conductive hole open at one end between the first component mounting conductor and the second component mounting conductor
on the first surface of the base material and being in contact at the other end with the first external connection electrode;
and

a second conductive hole open at one end between the first component mounting conductor and the second component mounting
conductor on the first surface of the base material and being in contact at the other end with the second external connection
electrode,

wherein the first wiring conductor and the second wiring conductor partly project as projecting portions in a direction to
approach each other,

wherein the first conductive hole penetrates the projecting portion of the first wiring conductor, and
wherein the second conductive hole penetrates the projecting portion of the second wiring conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,234,373

BACK COVER WITH ANTI-THEFT FUNCTION AND DISPLAY MONITOR THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A back cover with an anti-theft function for containing a monitor body cooperatively with a front frame, the back cover
comprising:
a cover body having an anti-theft hole; and
a reinforcement rib structure formed on an inner side of the cover body facing the monitor body, the reinforcement rib structure
comprising:

a first ring-shaped rib disposed around the anti-theft hole;
a second ring-shaped rib disposed around the first ring-shaped rib;
at least two longitudinal ribs extending from a top end and a bottom end of the first ring-shaped rib respectively to the
second ring-shaped rib along a center longitudinal axis of the first ring-shaped rib; and

at least four transverse ribs extending from two sides of the first ring-shaped rib respectively to the second ring-shaped
rib along a center transverse axis of the first ring-shaped rib in a symmetrical arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,235,299

TOUCH SENSITIVE SURFACE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH FALSE TOUCH PROTECTION

Google Technology Holding...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing substrate that forms at least one side of the electronic device, the housing substrate comprising a non-conductive
portion and a conductive portion; and

a touch sensitive surface disposed along the conductive portion of the housing substrate, wherein the non-conductive portion
of the housing substrate is disposed on either side of the touch sensitive surface, the touch sensitive surface comprising:

a capacitive touchpad spanning the touch sensitive surface;
an adhesive layer bonding the capacitive touchpad to a first side of the housing substrate; and
a grille of non-conductive material disposed along at least a portion of the capacitive touchpad, wherein the grille is adhesively
attached to the conductive portion of the housing substrate on a side of the housing opposite the touch sensitive surface.

US Pat. No. 9,235,243

THERMAL PROFILE OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for optimizing performance of a processor, comprising:
identifying processing operations performed by the processor;
evaluating each of the processing operations to determine a resulting thermal profile associated with each of the processing
operations;

based on the thermal profile associated with each of the processing operations, grouping one or more of the processing operations
in respective sets of processing operations to be performed together between idle times of the processor;

rearranging an order in which to execute the respective sets of processing operations to lower an overall thermal profile
of the processor relative to the thermal profile of the processor when executing the processing operations without being grouped
in the respective sets; and

performing the processing operations in at least one set at a second speed that is higher than a first speed so as to increase
idle time between sets of processing operations.

US Pat. No. 9,234,963

OPTICALLY AUGMENTED WEAPON LOCATING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

Thales-Raytheon Systems C...

19. A weapon locating system, comprising:
an optical sensor system configured to detect a weapon firing event, the detected weapon firing event indicative of a detected
firing of the weapon and indicative of a detected time of the weapon firing event;

a radar system configured to detect a projectile fired from the weapon;
a processor configured to calculate a state vector associated with the projectile detection and to backtrack the state vector
until the backtracked state vector intersects with the detected time of the weapon firing event detected by the optical sensor
system, the processor further configured to use the intersection to identify the location of the weapon; and

a communication system configured to communicate the location of the weapon.

US Pat. No. 9,234,429

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPRESSOR BLADE BY FORGING AND UNIAXIALLY STRETCHING

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for producing a compressor blade, comprising the following steps:
forging a blank from an austenitic-ferritic steel;
uniaxially stretching and plastically deforming the blank, while at least an elongation and a deformation force of the blank
are detected and monitored; and

ending the stretching after a defined limit value for stress has been reached; wherein the defined limit value for the stretching
of the blank is an intended 0.2% elongation limit.

US Pat. No. 9,234,062

PROCESS, PROPERTIES, AND APPLICATIONS OF GRAFT COPOLYMERS

Honeywell International I...

1. A poly-chlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) graft copolymer having a PCTFE backbone component and a plurality of polymeric pendant
groups poly(M) attached to said PCTFE backbone component (PCTFE-g-poly(M)), wherein M is a monomeric unit of the polymeric
pendant groups, and
wherein the monomeric unit M comprises chlorotrifluoroethylene and the polymeric pendant groups poly(M) comprise PCTFE.

US Pat. No. 9,236,643

ALUMINUM-BASED METAL-AIR BATTERIES

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method of operating an electrochemical cell, comprising: a plurality of electrodes comprising a fuel electrode that comprises
aluminum and an air electrode that absorbs gaseous oxygen, and an ionically conductive medium comprising an organic solvent,
the cell being operable in a discharge mode; the method comprising:
operating the cell in the discharge mode, wherein gaseous oxygen is reduced at the air electrode and the aluminum is oxidized
at the fuel electrode;

wherein during non-use of the cell, the organic solvent promotes formation of a protective interface between the aluminum
of the fuel electrode and the ionically conductive medium; and

wherein at an onset of the discharge mode, at least some of the protective interface is removed from the aluminum to thereafter
permit oxidation of the aluminum during the discharge mode.

US Pat. No. 9,236,492

ACTIVE DEVICE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. An active device, disposed on a substrate and comprising:
a gate;
an oxide semiconductor channel layer;
a gate insulating layer, disposed between the gate and the oxide semiconductor channel layer;
a plurality of nano conductive wires, distributed in the oxide semiconductor channel layer, wherein the nano conductive wires
do not contact the gate insulating layer and the nano conductive wires are arranged along a direction and not intersected
with each other; and

a source and a drain, disposed on two sides opposite to each other of the oxide semiconductor channel layer, wherein a portion
of the oxide semiconductor channel layer is exposed between the source and the drain, wherein the direction is parallel to
the direction from the source to the drain.

US Pat. No. 9,236,272

ETCHING APPARATUS AND ETCHING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. An etching method, comprising:
accommodating a substrate to be processed having an etching target film into a chamber;
supplying an etching gas into the chamber to etch the etching target film; and
discharging, from the chamber, a gas produced by a reaction when the etching target film is etched, with a gas cluster generated
by spraying a cluster gas into the chamber,

wherein the sprayed cluster gas undergoes adiabatic expansion and then gas clumping by van der Waals force to form the gas
cluster.

US Pat. No. 9,236,230

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND GAS SUPPLY METHOD THEREFOR

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

6. A plasma processing apparatus that supplies a gas into an evacuable processing chamber to generate plasma and that performs
a plasma process on a substrate by the plasma, the plasma processing apparatus comprising:
a gas supply system, having multiple processing gas supply sources and multiple gas supply paths respectively connected to
the processing gas supply sources, for supplying a plurality of processing gases into the processing chamber via the gas supply
paths;

a flow rate controller provided at each of the gas supply paths and configured to control a flow rate of a processing gas
flowing in the gas supply path by adjusting an opening degree of a flow rate control valve according to an instruction flow
rate;

an opening/closing valve provided at a downstream side of each flow rate controller; and
a controller configured to set a flow rate of the flow rate controller,
wherein when supplying at least two kinds of processing gases into the processing chamber while alternately switching the
at least two kinds of processing gases during the plasma process on the substrate, the controller alternately turns on and
off the supply of each processing gas by alternately setting the instruction flow rate of the flow rate controller to be a
predetermined flow rate and a zero flow rate while the opening/closing valve provided at the downstream side of the flow rate
controller is open,

wherein when supplying the processing gases into the processing chamber while alternately switching the processing gases,
it is determined whether a supply duration time before switching each processing gas is equal to or smaller than a threshold
value,

if it is determined that the supply duration time is equal to or smaller than the threshold value, the supply of the processing
gas is turned on and off by alternately setting instruction flow rate of the flow rate controller to be the predetermined
flow rate and the zero flow rate while the downstream opening/closing valve is open, and

if it is determined that the supply duration time is larger than the threshold value, the supply of the processing gas is
turned on and off by opening and closing the downstream opening/closing valve.

US Pat. No. 9,233,117

TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY LESIONS OF ROSACEA WITH IVERMECTIN

Galderma S. A., Cham (CH...

1. A method of treating inflammatory lesions of rosacea in a subject in need thereof, comprising topically administering,
once daily, to a skin area affected by the inflammatory lesions of rosacea a pharmaceutical composition comprising 1% by weight
ivermectin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein as early as 2 weeks after the initial administration of the
pharmaceutical composition, a significant reduction in inflammatory lesion count is observed.

US Pat. No. 9,236,660

ELECTROMAGNETIC ATTENUATING OBJECT AND METHOD OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ATTENUATION

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An electromagnetic-attenuating object comprising:
an operational part of the object; and
a boot covering at least part of an exterior surface of the operational part;
wherein the boot includes:
a thermoplastic material; and
an electromagnetic attenuation material overlapping at least part of the thermoplastic material;
wherein the boot has a shape corresponding to a shape of the at least part of the exterior surface of the operational part;
and

wherein the boot is attached to the at least part of the exterior surface at least in part by heat shrinking the thermoplastic
material onto the at least part of the exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 9,236,496

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A thin film transistor provided on an insulating substrate, comprising:
a gate electrode provided on the insulating substrate;
a gate insulating film that covers the gate electrode;
a source electrode and a drain electrode provided on the gate insulating film with a predetermined distance, to sandwich the
gate electrode; and

a channel layer made of an oxide semiconductor layer which is located in a region sandwiched between the source electrode
and the drain electrode and of which one end and the other end are respectively electrically connected to the source electrode
and the drain electrode, wherein

the channel layer includes two first regions each of which is positioned to respectively surround the source electrode and
the drain electrode and has a first resistance value, and a second region sandwiched between the two first regions, extending
to define entire end portions of the channel layer in a channel width direction, and having a second resistance value higher
than the first resistance value, and

the first regions are not provided in the end portions of the channel layer in the channel width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,236,440

SANDWICH SILICIDATION FOR FULLY SILICIDED GATE FORMATION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a transistor, the method comprising:
forming an active region in a semiconductor layer; and
forming a gate structure on said active region, wherein forming said gate structure comprises:
forming an insulating layer on said active region;
forming a gate metal layer on said insulating layer, wherein said gate metal layer does not comprise silicon-based or metal
silicide materials;

forming a first metal layer on said gate metal layer, wherein said first metal layer does not comprise silicon-based or metal
silicide materials;

forming a gate material layer on said first metal layer; and
performing a salicidation process to form a first metal silicide layer above said gate metal layer and to form a second metal
silicide layer above said first metal silicide layer, said salicidation process comprising:

depositing a refractory metal layer above said transistor after forming said gate structure; and
applying a heat treatment to form said second metal silicide layer from at least a portion of said refractory metal layer
and at least a portion of said gate material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,235,471

BACKGROUND INITIALIZATION FOR PROTECTION INFORMATION ENABLED STORAGE VOLUMES

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
generating, by a storage controller, multiple read requests for stripe segments of each drive of multiple drives of a Redundant
Array of Independent Drives (RAID)-based drive system, wherein each drive includes multiple stripe segments having multiple
logical blocks that are contiguous within the stripe segments and non-contiguous between the stripe segments;

sorting the read requests for each of the drives according to a pre-determined arrangement; and
initiating the read requests in parallel to the drives while enforcing the pre-determined arrangement of read requests.

US Pat. No. 9,237,448

ENHANCEMENTS TO ENABLE FAST SECURITY SETUP

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of fast security setup for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
the WTRU receiving identity information of a second access point (AP) from at least one of a beacon frame from the second
AP, a probe response frame from the second AP, or an access network discovery and selection function (ANDSF) server message
from a network, wherein the WTRU and the network communicate using at least one of a first AP or a base station;

the WTRU sending the identity information of the second AP and security parameters of the WTRU to the network, wherein the
WTRU and the network have an existing security association, to enable the network to resolve the identity information to a
network routable address; and

the WTRU and the second AP performing a fast security setup with the second AP, wherein the second AP is provided a master
session key and at least one of a temporary identification of the WTRU or a permanent identification of the WTRU from the
network, and the second AP uses the master session key received from the network for the fast security setup.

US Pat. No. 9,236,546

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic component comprising:
a carrier;
a semiconductor chip having an active layer that generates radiation and is arranged on a carrier;
a dispersed material comprising a matrix material and particles embedded therein arranged on the semiconductor chip and/or
the carrier at least in regions, and is integral therewith; and

a separating edge between the dispersed material and matrix material formed at a chip edge of the semiconductor chip.
US Pat. No. 9,233,068

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

OTONOMY, INC., San Diego...

1. A sterile aqueous pharmaceutical composition for use in the treatment of an otic disease or condition comprising a thermoreversible
gel and a micronized and non-microencapsulated antimicrobial agent,
wherein the thermoreversible gel has a gelation temperature between about room temperature and about body temperature; a non-gelation
viscosity that allows injection at or about room temperature with a needle having a gauge in the range of 18-31; and a gelation
viscosity between about 15,000 cP and about 1,000,000 cP; and

wherein the composition provides sustained release of the antimicrobial agent into the ear for a period of at least 5 days.

US Pat. No. 9,237,616

SWITCHING MODE POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A switching mode power supply apparatus, comprising:
a main transformer converting DC voltage of a predetermined amplitude supplied from a voltage source into DC voltage of a
different amplitude;

an auxiliary transformer operated by receiving current flowing in a primary winding of the main transformer;
a first semiconductor switching element turning on/off an LED array that is driven by receiving voltage from a secondary winding
of the auxiliary transformer; and

an auxiliary circuit disposed in an LED control circuit unit including the LED array and the first semiconductor switching
element,

wherein the auxiliary circuit distributes current flowing in the first semiconductor switching element so as to reduce heat
generated in the first semiconductor switching element.

US Pat. No. 9,237,195

VIRTUAL STORAGE APPLIANCE GATEWAY

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A storage system, comprising:
a storage server system including a first shared namespace of data; and
a virtual storage appliance (VSA) implemented in a virtual machine running on a computing device remote to the storage server
system, the computing device operatively connected to the storage server system over a network connection, to:

provide access to a second shared namespace of data over the network connection, wherein the second shared namespace is defined
by a policy and includes a shared subset of the first shared namespace; and

replicate data of a third shared namespace of data at the VSA running on the computing device remote to the storage server
system to make the replicated data of the third shared namespace available at the VSA when the network connection is unavailable,
wherein the third shared namespace is defined by the policy and includes a subset of the second shared namespace;

wherein the virtual machine isolates operations of the virtual storage appliance from other processing activities on the computing
device and implements the virtual storage appliance in an operating system that is different from an operating system of the
computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,235,811

CREATION OF A MAXIMALLY ENTANGLED QUANTUM STATE

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method for engineering an optical quantum computing structure, comprising:
etching a plurality of gaps in an electro-optical slab to define a plurality of fingers that extend between a first horizontal
side and a second horizontal side of the electro-optical slab, the plurality of fingers constructed from an electro-optical
material coupled to a plurality of optical feed lines to form a respective waveguide;

disposing a semiconductor quantum well structure at a first vertical surface of the electro-optical slab;
outputting light from the plurality of fingers along a first axis to strike at least one layer of the semiconductor quantum
well structure and generate a spectrum of energy transitions;

applying an electric field to the electric field electrodes along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis;
measuring energy eigenstates of a Hamiltonian of the optical quantum computing structure in response to recording the spectrum
of energy transitions;

predicting a time evolution of a combination of two energy eigenstates of the optical quantum computing structure based on
the measurement; and

controlling the electric field to create an entangled quantum state for two coefficients of the two energy eigenstates such
that an associated wavefunction is encouraged to undergo the predicted time evolution.

US Pat. No. 9,236,802

TURBO CIRCUIT FOR PROVIDING VOLTAGE REGULATION AND RELATED METHOD

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A turbo circuit for increasing an output of a voltage regulator having a plurality of power stages, said turbo circuit
comprising:
an activation sub-circuit coupled to a feedback signal of said voltage regulator, said activation sub-circuit configured to
generate a multi-stage ON signal for turning on all of said plurality of power stages by comparing said feedback signal, from
which a transient component is not removed, to said feedback signal from which said transient component is removed, said activation
sub-circuit configured to generate said multi-stage ON signal when said feedback signal exceeds said feedback signal from
which said transient component is removed by a predetermined threshold;

a deactivation sub-circuit coupled to said feedback signal, said deactivation sub-circuit configured to cancel said multi-stage
ON signal when said feedback signal has a substantially zero slope.

US Pat. No. 9,236,494

FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A field effect transistor, comprising;
a gate;
a gate insulating layer;
an active layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the gate, the gate insulating
layer and the active layer are sequentially stacked on a substrate, the active layer has a first metal oxide semiconductor
layer and a second metal oxide semiconductor layer different from each other, the first metal oxide semiconductor layer is
physically in contact with the second metal oxide semiconductor layer, and the first and second metal oxide semiconductor
layers constitute a heterojunction of indium gallium zinc oxide and indium gallium zinc calcium oxide; and

a source arid a drain respectively connecting to the active layer.

US Pat. No. 9,236,334

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING SUBSTRATES

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a wiring layer;
an outermost insulating layer laminated to the wiring layer; and
a pad electrically connected to the wiring layer and exposed from a surface of the outermost insulating layer, wherein
the pad consists essentially of:
a first metal layer including a first surface, which is exposed from the surface of the outermost insulating layer, and a
second surface, which is located opposite to the first surface;

a second metal layer, which is laminated to the second surface of the first metal layer; and
a third metal layer, which is formed between the second metal layer and the wiring layer, wherein
the first metal layer is formed from a metal selected from gold and silver or from an alloy including at least one of gold
and silver,

the second metal layer is formed from palladium or a palladium alloy, and
the third metal layer is formed from copper or a copper alloy;
the outermost insulating layer includes a side wall that defines a recess exposing the first metal layer of the pad;
the side wall includes a rough surface that serves as an inner wall of the recess, wherein the rough surface of the side wall
includes

a basal end contacting the first metal layer of the pad and defining an exposed surface of the first metal layer of the pad
exposed through the recess, and

a distal end projecting from the basal end toward a center of the recess and away from the exposed surface of the first metal
layer of the pad, wherein the distal end is the most projecting portion of the rough surface;

the basal end and the distal end define a projection in the inner wall of the recess along the surface of the outermost insulating
layer, wherein the projection has a curved surface in a cross-sectional view; and

a first contact surface between the third metal layer and the outermost insulating layer has a different surface roughness
than a second contact surface between the wiring layer and the outermost insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,235,865

IDENTIFYING INFLUENCERS USING SOCIAL INFORMATION

Sprint Communications Com...

1. Non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed, enable
a computing device to perform a method of using social information to identify influencers, the method comprising:
identifying a group of subscribers (“subscribers”) subscribing to services offered by a carrier;
accessing call data records stored in association with a first data store to determine a first level of offline social-connectedness
for each subscriber of the group of subscribers;

accessing Internet use records stored in association with a second data store to determine a second level of online social-connectedness
for the each subscriber of the group of subscribers;

using the first level of offline social-connectedness and the second level of online social-connectedness, determining an
overall level of social-connectedness comprising:

(1) cliques shared by the each subscriber and each of the remaining subscribers of the group of subscribers,
(2) common friends shared by the each subscriber and the each of the remaining subscribers of the group of subscribers;
generating an overall influence score for the each subscriber based on the overall level of social connectedness;
identifying a set of subscribers of the group of subscribers having higher overall influences scores, the set of subscribers
comprising influencers; and

providing incentives to the set of subscribers.

US Pat. No. 9,234,647

LIGHT ENGINE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting system comprising
a. light engine comprising:
i. a heat sink,
ii. a first pin extending from a first side of the heat sink and a second pin extending from a second side of the heat sink
opposite the first side;

iii. a printed circuit board comprising a front face and a rear face, wherein the printed circuit board is mounted on the
heat sink such that the rear face of the printed circuit board faces the heat sink;

iv. a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted on the printed circuit board to emit light from the front face of the printed
circuit board; and

v. an optical assembly comprising at least one reflector, wherein the optical assembly is positioned on the heat sink so that
the at least one reflector at least partially surrounds at least one of the plurality of light emitting diodes;

b. a mounting frame having a mounting frame opening; and
c. a first upright support extending upwardly from the mounting frame on a first side of the mounting frame opening and a
second upright support extending upwardly from the mounting frame on a second side of the mounting frame opening opposite
the first side, wherein the first and second upright supports each comprises an elongated slot and wherein at least one of
the first upright support and the second upright support comprises a locking structure,

wherein the light engine is adapted to be positioned over the mounting frame opening so that light from the plurality of light
emitting diodes is emitted through the mounting frame opening, wherein the first pin engages the elongated slot of the first
upright support and the second pin engages the elongated slot of the second upright support, wherein the first and second
pins are configured to translate within the elongated slots so that the light engine can move between a first position over
the mounting frame opening to a second position removed from the mounting frame opening, and wherein the light engine and
the locking structure on the at least one of the first upright support and the second upright support engage when the light
engine moves into the first position to automatically lock the light engine in the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,235,237

RETRACTABLE DOCKING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A docking system, comprising:
a dockable component chassis defining an alignment member passageway and a component connector opening located adjacent the
alignment member passageway;

a component connector moveably coupled to the dockable component chassis adjacent the component connector opening and resiliently
biased into a retracted orientation;

an alignment member securing device moveably coupled to the dockable component chassis adjacent the alignment member passageway
and resiliently biased into a nonsecuring orientation; and

at least one docking actuator located in the alignment member passageway and coupled to the component connector and the alignment
member securing device, wherein the at least one docking actuator is configure, in response to an alignment member entering
the aligment member passageway and engaging the at least one docking actuator, to move the component connector towards the
component connector opening and into an extended orientation and move the alignment member securing device into a securing
orientation in engagement with the alignment member.

US Pat. No. 9,234,275

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF FORMING METAL COMPOUND FILM, AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCT

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of forming a film of metal compound of first and second materials on an object to be processed, one of the first
and second materials being metal, comprising:
supplying a raw material gas containing the first material to the object such that the first material is adsorbed onto the
object;

supplying a raw material gas containing the second material to the object with the first material adsorbed thereon such that
the second material is adsorbed onto the first material; and

subsequently supplying a third material different from the first and second materials onto the first and second materials
adsorbed onto the object such that the first to third materials are chemically combined with one another,

wherein the supplying the raw material gas containing the first material is repeated at least two times based on a target
composition ratio of the first material and the second material before supplying the raw material gas containing the second
material;

wherein the supplying the raw material gas containing the second material is performed at least one-time based on the target
composition ratio of the first material and the second material;

wherein the supplying the third material is performed at least one-time;
wherein the repetition number of the supplying the raw material containing the first material and the performance number of
the supplying the raw material gas containing the second material are differently set based on the target composition ratio
of the first material and the second material;

wherein the first material is Hf and the second material is Si; and
wherein the first material gas and the second material gas are not supplied as a mixture of them.

US Pat. No. 9,236,278

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH A SUBSTRATE EMBEDDED DUMMY-DIE PADDLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
providing a dummy-die paddle having a first inactive side facing up, a second inactive side facing down, and pillars being
peripheral to the dummy-die paddle;

forming an insulator, wherein the insulator is between and in direct contact with outer sides of the dummy-die paddle and
inner sides of the pillars, and on top and in direct contact with the first inactive side of the dummy-die paddle and top
sides of the pillars, the insulator has vias through the insulator on the pillars; and

mounting an integrated circuit over the dummy-die paddle and the insulator, the pillars and the vias outside the perimeter
of the integrated circuit, and the integrated circuit having the same coefficient of thermal expansion as the dummy-die paddle.

US Pat. No. 9,233,548

PRINTING FLUID CARTRIDGE AND PRINTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A printing fluid cartridge comprising:
a front face oriented toward a first direction;
a printing fluid supply portion extending in the first direction;
a rear face positioned opposite the front face and oriented toward a second direction opposite the first direction;
an electrical interface positioned between the front face and the rear face; and
a recess that is opened in the third direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction, wherein
the recess begins at a location farther from the rear face than a location at which the electrical interface ends along the
first direction, and the recess and the electrical interface intersect a plane which is parallel with the first direction,
the second direction, and the third direction.

US Pat. No. 9,237,676

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE COOLER AND SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor module cooler for supplying a coolant to a water jacket from outside and cooling a semiconductor device
arranged on an outer surface of the cooler, the semiconductor module cooler comprising:
a heat sink thermally connected to the semiconductor device;
a first flow channel arranged inside the water jacket with a guide section extending from a coolant inlet and having an inclined
surface for guiding the coolant toward one side surface of the heat sink;

a second flow channel arranged inside the water jacket in parallel to the first flow channel and extending to a coolant outlet,
the second flow channel being formed with a sidewall in parallel to another side surface of the heat sink; and

a third flow channel formed inside the water jacket at a position connecting the first flow channel and the second flow channel,
wherein the coolant inlet and the coolant outlet are formed on a same wall surface of the water jacket, and the heat sink
is arranged in the third flow channel,

a cross-sectional area of the first flow channel at an end section on a coolant inlet side is smaller than a cross-sectional
area of the second flow channel at an end section on a coolant outlet side, and

the guide section is configured to reduce the cross-sectional area of the first flow channel from the coolant inlet to one
side surface of the heat sink contacting the guide section.

US Pat. No. 9,237,538

SIMULTANEOUS UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for use in a communication system in which a plurality of communication devices simultaneously transmit respective
signals to an access point via respective sets of spatial streams, the method comprising:
obtaining a selection of a first sub-matrix of a channel estimation matrix that corresponds to an estimate of a MIMO communication
channel between the plurality of communication devices and the access point; and

generating, at a first communication device in the plurality of transmitters, a physical layer (PHY) preamble of a first data
unit, including generating a plurality of training fields;

generating, at the first communication device, a data portion of the first data unit; and
causing the first communication device to transmit the first data unit to the access point simultaneously with a second communication
device in the plurality of communication devices transmitting a second data unit to the access point,

wherein causing the first communication device to transmit the first data unit includes applying, at the first communication
device, a spatial mapping to the plurality of training fields in accordance with the selected first sub-matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,237,043

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE SIMULTANEOUS SENSING AND TRANSMISSION FOR DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ACCESS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining baseband transmit data;
generating a multicarrier transmit signal using the baseband transmit data;
transmitting the multicarrier transmit signal from a transmit antenna;
receiving a composite receive signal at a receive antenna, the composite receive signal having a component associated with
the multicarrier transmit signal;

performing analog RF cancellation to reduce a level of the multicarrier transmit signal component of the composite receive
signal to generate an RF cancelled receive signal;

processing the RF cancelled receive signal in an RF receiver to generate a digital receive signal; and
performing digital cancellation on the digital receive signal to reduce remnants of the multicarrier transmit signal therein,
wherein performing digital cancellation includes performing cancellation on a subcarrier by subcarrier basis, wherein performing
digital cancellation comprises modifying amplitudes and phases associated with individual subcarriers of the digital receive
signal in accordance with a digital cancellation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,233,304

LOAD BALANCING FOR GAME

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method comprising:
analyzing a status of a player character located in a virtual space of a game, the virtual space being configured to have
a plurality of areas and the player character being located in a first area among the plurality of areas;

calculating a probability of movement of the player character from the first area to a second area among the plurality of
areas based at least in part on the analyzed status; and

calculating a quantity of cached data, the quantity representative of a portion of the cached data, to copy from a second
cache server corresponding to the second area to a first cache server corresponding to the first area, the calculated quantity
being proportional to the calculated probability.

US Pat. No. 9,237,657

WIRING SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABO...

1. A method for manufacturing a wiring substrate, comprising the steps of:
forming a first conductive layer;
forming an insulating layer over the first conductive layer;
forming a porous film on the insulating layer;
forming an opening in the insulating layer and the porous film;
discharging a composition including a conductive material into the opening and over the porous film to form a second conductive
layer to be on and in direct contact with the first conductive layer and the a part of porous film by an ink jet method after
forming the opening; and

etching an exposed portion of the porous film using the second conductive layer as a mask after discharging the composition,
wherein an outermost side end portion of the second conductive layer is aligned with a side end portion of the etched porous
film,

wherein an entire top surface of the etched porous film is overlapped with the second conductive layer,
wherein the step of discharging the composition is performed under reduced pressure,
wherein the porous film is formed to have pores, and
wherein at least one pore is filled with the composition including the conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,237,509

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THAT A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF IP SESSIONS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for operating a mobile device in a network area, comprising:
transmitting, by the mobile device to a network component, a request to activate an Internet Protocol (IP) session for the
mobile device;

receiving, at the mobile device, a message rejecting the request, the message indicating that a maximum number of IP sessions
have been activated in the network area for the mobile device; and

determining, by the mobile device responsive to receiving the message, a maximum number of IP sessions that can be activated
in the network area;

wherein determining the maximum number of IP sessions that can be activated in the network area includes:
maintaining, at the mobile device, a default value for the maximum number of IP sessions supported for the mobile device,
the default value based on one of a capability of the network or a maximum number of IP sessions the mobile device is capable
of supporting; and

adjusting, at the mobile device, responsive to receiving the message, the default value based on the number of IP sessions
that have been activated.

US Pat. No. 9,236,072

SERVO CONTROL USING A MODEL OF TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT FRICTION

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:
modifying a first friction coefficient that is modeled as affecting a rotational velocity of a voice coil motor and a second
friction coefficient that is modeled as affecting a rotational acceleration of the voice coil motor, the first and second
friction coefficients changing in response to a change in ambient temperature; and

modifying a control effort used to control the voice coil motor based on the modified first and second friction coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,234,388

REMOVABLE WINDOW AND DOOR SCREENS

Flexscreen LLC, Murrysvi...

1. A screen adapted to be removably captured within receiving grooves that run along a perimeter of a door frame opening or
window frame opening, the screen comprising:
a resilient screen frame having a flexible spring-like characteristic, wherein the screen frame forms a plane, wherein the
screen frame is capable of being distorted in a direction parallel to the plane of the screen frame, wherein the screen frame
is capable of assuming a defined shape, substantially similar to a window or door frame opening and the screen frame is adapted
to be at least partially concealed within receiving grooves of a door frame or window frame;

a defined shape sized screen mesh secured to the screen frame, wherein the screen mesh keeps the screen frame in the defined
shape under tension provided by the spring-like characteristic of the screen frame;

where the screen frame is distorted from the defined shape when a force is applied against the screen frame, and where the
screen frame and screen mesh retain the defined shape when the force is removed; and

a door or window frame having receiving grooves located on the door or window frame such that the door or window may be in
a closed position simultaneously with the screen being contained within the receiving grooves, wherein the receiving grooves
are of a depth D such that the width W of the side members of the screen frame are substantially less than the depth D so
that the screen frame does not obscure the line of sight through the door or window opening.

US Pat. No. 9,236,934

SATELLITE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR COVERAGE AREAS OF DISPARATE DEMAND

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of providing satellite communication services using an allocated frequency spectrum having a predetermined bandwidth
in a satellite communication system that has multiple beams covering high demand areas and low demand areas, comprising:
allocating a first percentage of said predetermined bandwidth as a low demand frequency spectrum for use in low demand subscriber
beams and low demand gateway beams so that said low demand areas are provided with a low demand subscriber capacity that corresponds
to said first percentage of said predetermined bandwidth allocated as said low demand frequency spectrum;

allocating a second percentage of said predetermined bandwidth as a high demand frequency spectrum for use in high demand
subscriber beams and high demand gateway beams so that said high demand areas are provided with a high demand subscriber capacity
that corresponds to said second percentage of said predetermined bandwidth allocated as said high demand frequency spectrum,
said high demand frequency spectrum being different from said low demand frequency spectrum, wherein said first percentage
and said second percentage of said predetermined bandwidth are determined based on a demand for service in said low demand
areas compared to a demand for service in said high demand areas;

directing said low demand subscriber beams to said low demand areas;
directing said high demand subscriber beams to said high demand areas;
directing said low demand gateway beams to low demand gateways located in said high demand areas such that said low demand
gateway beams are not in the same geographical area as said low demand subscriber beams, said low demand gateway beams utilizing
a same portion of said low demand frequency spectrum as said low demand subscriber beams; and

directing said high demand gateway beams to high demand gateways located in said low demand areas such that said high demand
gateway beams are not in the same geographical area as said high demand subscriber beams, said high demand gateway beams utilizing
a same portion of said high demand frequency spectrum as said high demand subscriber beams.

US Pat. No. 9,235,115

OPTICAL AIR SLIT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL AIR SLITS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method for forming a structure having an optical slit therein, comprising;
forming an opening vertically through the substrate from a bottom surface of the substrate to an upper surface of the substrate
comprising successively removing material of the substrate from the bottom surface of the substrate through the substrate
to the upper surface of the substrate;

filling the opening with a sacrificial material, such sacrificial material extending through a portion of the opening with
portion of the sacrificial material being disposed onto adjacent portions of the upper surface of the substrate;

polishing the sacrificial material to remove the portions of the sacrificial material disposed onto adjacent portions of the
upper surface of the substrate;

forming a metalized layer on the upper surface of the substrate and the polished sacrificial material;
applying a photolithographically processable material on an upper surface of the metalized layer;
photolihographically forming a slit in the photolithographically processable material to expose a portion of the upper surface
of the metallized layer, such slit being disposed over the opening in the portion of the substrate;

etching to remove the exposed portion of the upper surface of the metalized layer to expose an underlying portion of the sacrificial
material while retaining unexposed portions of the metallized layer;

removing the sacrificial layer and the photolithographically processable material.

US Pat. No. 9,234,985

BIREFRINGENT POLYMER BRUSH STRUCTURES FORMED BY SURFACE INITIATED RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION

California Institute of T...

1. A polymer brush structure exhibiting birefringence, said polymer brush structure comprising a plurality of substantially
parallel oriented polymers and characterized by a longitudinal z-direction, parallel to the direction of the substantially
oriented polymers and having a first refractive index, nz, and a lateral x,y-direction, perpendicular to the direction of the substantially oriented polymers and having a second refractive
index, nx,y, the difference, ?n, between the first refractive index and the second refractive index is in a range of about 0.1 to about
0.6, as measured by ellipsometry and fit to a Cauchy analytical model, said plurality of polymers having alkylene, alkenylene,
or both alkylene and alkenylene linkages.

US Pat. No. 9,234,281

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SILICON LAYERS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for producing a silicon layer on a substrate, the process comprising:
(a) applying at least one higher silane obtained from neopentasilane Si(SiH3)3 to a substrate to form an applied layer; and then

(b) thermally converting the applied layer to a product layer comprising silicon,
wherein the thermally converting (b) occurs at a temperature of from 500 to 900° C.; and in a conversion time of ?5 minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,236,689

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a body including a first side wall and second side wall that define a slot with a top surface, wherein the second side includes
a first set of terminal grooves and a second set of terminals grooves and further includes a recess provided between the first
and second set of terminal grooves, wherein the slot further includes a plurality of spacers that define at least one of the
second terminal grooves on the second side wall or a third set of terminal grooves on the first side wall, the plurality of
spacers generally extending out from the respective side wall toward the top surface and defining the corresponding set of
terminal grooves, wherein the first and second terminal grooves extend to the top surface; and

a plurality of terminals comprising two pairs of differential signal terminals and a first ground terminal, the first ground
terminal being positioned between the two pairs of differential signal terminals, and the two pairs of differential signal
terminals and the first ground terminal being received in the corresponding set of terminal grooves; wherein the spacer between
each pair of differential signal terminals and the first ground terminal is partially removed so as to be shorter than other
of the plurality of spacers and so as to not extend all the way to the top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,234,934

INSPECTING DEVICE AND INSPECTING METHOD

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. An inspecting device for inspecting a photo device comprising:
an irradiation part for irradiating said photo device with pulsed light;
a detection part having a detector for detecting an electric field intensity of an electromagnetic wave pulse depending on
irradiation with probe light emitted from a light source for said pulsed light;

a delay part for changing a time difference between a time that said electromagnetic wave pulse arrives at said detector and
a time that said probe light arrives at said detector, thereby delaying a timing for detecting said electromagnetic wave pulse
through said detector;

a temporal waveform restoration part for restoring a temporal waveform of said electromagnetic wave pulse based on said electric
field intensity of said electromagnetic wave pulse detected by said detector in said plurality of pieces of detection timing;

an electromagnetic wave pulse analysis part for detecting a negative peak of said electric field intensity in said temporal
waveform, and

a setting part for setting a detection timing for detecting said electromagnetic wave pulse radiated from said photo device
through said detector, based on the detection timing for detecting said negative peak in said temporal waveform.

US Pat. No. 9,237,548

PREDICTING USER AVAILABILITY FROM AGGREGATED SIGNAL STRENGTH DATA

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for determining the availability of a user of a mobile communications device on a network, comprising:
collecting, from a plurality of mobile communications devices associated with a coverage service and one or more carriers,
a plurality of data sets;

determining at least one predefined service boundary in respect of each of the one or more carriers using the plurality of
data sets, the predefined service boundary defining a locus of locations where a change in service is expected to occur;

after determining at least one predefined service boundary, generating service coverage data defining a geographic location
of at least a segment of the at least one predefined service boundary for a predetermined geographic region;

providing service coverage data comprising at least a segment of a predefined service boundary between different areas of
service provided by different service providers;

determining, using tracking data for the mobile communications device, when the mobile communications device is likely to
exit the predetermined geographic region;

transmitting to the mobile communications device further service coverage data defining the geographic location of at least
a segment of the predefined service boundary for an adjacent predetermined geographic region that the mobile communications
device is expected to enter; and

issuing a notification of a change in service associated with crossing the predefined service boundary from one area serviced
by one service provider to a different area serviced by another service provider.

US Pat. No. 9,236,973

LINEAR DISPERSION POLARIZATION-TIME CODES AND EQUALIZATION IN POLARIZATION MULTIPLEXED COHERENT OPTICAL SYSTEM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method of optical communication comprising:
encoding four modulated symbols, denoted as S1, S2, S3, and S4, to generate four encoded symbols, denoted as SX1, SY1, SX2, and SY2, in two orthogonal polarizations, denoted as a X polarization and a Y polarization, using formulas:

SX1=S1+Z3
SX2=?S2?Z4
SY1=S2?Z4
SY2=S1?Z3,
wherein Z3 and Z4 are computed as:
where M is about

transmitting SX1 and SY1 in a first time slot; and

transmitting SX2 and SY2 in a second time slot successive to the first time slot.

US Pat. No. 9,236,939

ATMOSPHERIC TRANSMISSOMETER USING A MODULATED OPTICAL SOURCE

THE UNITED STATES OF AMER...

1. A method comprising the steps of:
detecting a modulated optical signal from an atmospheric propagation channel, wherein the modulated optical signal comprises
an optical signal from an optical source modulated with a periodic signal at a modulation frequency greater than the bandwidth
of turbulence within the atmospheric propagation channel;

converting the detected modulated optical signal into a digitized electrical signal;
determining the power spectral density (PSD) of the digitized electrical signal;
extracting, from the PSD, the magnitude of the peak component at the modulation frequency f0, referred to as Satmos(f0); and

determining the effective optical depth ?eff of the atmospheric propagation channel using the magnitude of the peak component at the modulation frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,237,067

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERMITTING A DEVICE TO AUTOMATICALLY SELECT A NETWORK ADDRESS FOR USE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for assigning a network address to a first wireless device in a wireless network, wherein the wireless network
includes a predetermined set of network addresses that are allocatable to wireless devices in the wireless network, the method
comprising:
receiving, at the first wireless device, a first message transmitted by a second wireless device in the wireless network,
wherein the first message transmitted by the second wireless device indicates which network addresses within the predetermined
set of network addresses that have not already been allocated to other wireless devices in the wireless network;

the first wireless device assigning, to itself, a first network address, wherein the first network address is among the network
addresses within the predetermined set of network addresses that have not already been allocated to other wireless devices
in the wireless network; and

transmitting, from the first wireless device, a second message to the other wireless devices in the wireless network, wherein
the second message indicates the first network address is no longer being among the network addresses within the predetermined
set of network addresses that have not already been allocated to other wireless devices in the wireless network;

wherein the first message transmitted by the second wireless device comprises a bitmap that indicates which network addresses
within the predetermined set of network addresses that have not already been allocated to other wireless devices in the wireless
network.

US Pat. No. 9,237,498

METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEM FOR REALIZING SERVICE CONTINUITY OF MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for realizing service continuity of a Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS), comprising: when a UE
that is receiving or is interested in receiving the MBMS service moves,
if the UE is in RRC-Idle mode, the UE selecting a target cell with a same frequency as the MBMS service to perform a cell
reselection or the UE using a frequency of the MBMS as a highest-priority frequency to perform a cell reselection; and

if the UE is in RRC-Connected mode, a network side selecting a target cell with a same frequency as the MBMS service to perform
a handover according to an MBMS receiving state reported by the UE, wherein

when the UE determines that:
the target cell is a reserved cell in a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) area, or,
the target cell is a non-reserved cell without the MBMS service in the MBSFN area and that the MBSFN area to which the target
cell belongs is different from an MBSFN area to which the source cell belongs, or,

the target cell belongs to a non-MBSFN area and that the target cell and the source cell belong to one MBMS service area,
the UE requesting an establishment of a PTP connection and continuing receiving the MBMS service through the PTP mode.

US Pat. No. 9,236,728

POWER SWITCHING ARRANGEMENT

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A circuit protection system for a power panel, the system comprising:
a transistor connected in a channel of a power panel, the transistor connected between return connections of a load and a
return path, the power panel including a plurality of channels connected to the load; and

control circuitry electrically connected in parallel with the transistor, the control circuitry configured to selectively
activate the transistor to allow current to pass through the transistor based on an observed voltage across the transistor
when the channel is active but block current through the transistor when the channel is inactive.

US Pat. No. 9,236,386

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH BURIED BIT LINE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
an active region, including a body, formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
pillars formed on the body;
a supporter buried the active region; and
buried bit lines formed in the body and including fully silicided metal silicide,
wherein the supporter is formed between adjacent pillars and between adjacent buried bit lines.

US Pat. No. 9,235,083

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid crystal display device of a lateral electric field mode, comprising: a liquid crystal layer; first and second
substrates facing each other with the liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween; first and second polarizers located respectively
in the first and second substrates; a first electrode and a second electrode located in the first substrate on the side of
the liquid crystal layer; and a first alignment film provided between the first electrode/the second electrode and the liquid
crystal layer so as to be in contact with the liquid crystal layer, the first alignment film regulating an alignment axis
direction of liquid crystal molecules in the absence of an applied voltage; wherein:
the liquid crystal layer includes a first domain and a second domain mutually differing in terms of alignment axis azimuth
of the liquid crystal molecules in the presence of an applied voltage, and also includes a third domain and a fourth domain
mutually differing in terms of alignment axis azimuth of the liquid crystal molecules in the presence of an applied voltage;

the first domain and the second domain are arrayed in a vertical direction, the third domain and the fourth domain are arrayed
in the vertical direction, the first domain and the fourth domain are arrayed in a horizontal direction, and the second domain
and the third domain are arrayed in the horizontal direction;

the first alignment film includes a first alignment region that aligns the liquid crystal molecules in the first domain in
a first alignment axis azimuth, a second alignment region that aligns the liquid crystal molecules in the second domain in
a second alignment axis azimuth substantially orthogonal to the first alignment axis azimuth, a third alignment region that
aligns the liquid crystal molecules in the third domain in the first alignment axis azimuth, and a fourth alignment region
that aligns the liquid crystal molecules in the fourth domain in the second alignment axis azimuth; and

when a voltage is applied between the first electrode and the second electrode, the liquid crystal molecules in the first
domain, the second domain, the third domain and the fourth domain are all rotated in the same direction.

US Pat. No. 9,236,723

FLOOR BOX COVER ASSEMBLY

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A cover assembly for a floor box comprising:
a base having a first end, a second end, and a central opening for accessing the floor box;
a cover having a first end and a second end, and a dimension to close said central opening; and
a hinge having a hinge body with a first end pivotally coupled to said first end of said base at a first pivot axis and a
second end pivotally coupled to said first end of said cover at a second pivot axis, said second end of said hinge body extending
in a longitudinal direction away from said second pivot axis and configured to contact said cover to limit pivoting of said
cover with respect to said second pivot axis of said hinge body when said cover is pivoted in a closed direction.

US Pat. No. 9,237,133

DETECTING MATCHED CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE CONNECTIONS FOR SECURE OFF-CHANNEL SECRET GENERATION

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method to establish cryptographically secure communication between a first party and a second party, the first party
and the second party being separate computing devices, the method comprising:
generating, by the first party, a session identifier;
coordinating, by at least the first party, use of the session identifier by the first party and the second party;
finding, by the first party, an available secure communication channel to a third party, wherein the third party is a datacenter
computing system;

transmitting, by the first party, the session identifier to the third party via the available secure communication channel;
receiving, by the first party, via the available secure communication channel, a third party identifier and a session identifier-specific
secret from the third party;

sharing, by the first party, information about the received third party identifier with the second party;
determining, by the first party, that the third party identifier received by the first party matches a third party identifier
received by the second party; and

generating a cryptographic key to secure communication between the first party and the second party using the session identifier-specific
secret received with the matching third-party identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,235,866

ANALYZING SOCIAL NETWORK

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A method for analyzing a social network, the method comprising:
segregating, by a processor, the social network into a plurality of groups of users, wherein each of the plurality of groups
of users has a unique identity in the social network;

mining data, by the processor, from at least one group of users of the plurality of groups of users;
identifying a plurality of social variables from the data, wherein the plurality of social variables comprises at least one
of: a number of users, connections of the users, interactions of the users, affinity of the users, and posts by the users;

equating at least one social variable of the plurality of social variables with at least one thermodynamic variable of a plurality
of thermodynamic variables, wherein the plurality of thermodynamic variables comprises at least one of: molecules, volume,
internal energy, pressure, temperature, entropy, mass, viscosity, density, work, and bonding between molecules;

determining quantitative values of the plurality of thermodynamic variables based upon the plurality of social variables,
wherein the quantitative values are determined by controlling at least one thermal state; and

generating a virtual thermodynamics system based upon the quantitative values for analyzing the social network, wherein the
virtual thermodynamics system is analogous to the social network.

US Pat. No. 9,235,078

CURVATURE ADJUSTMENT STRUCTURE OF CURVED LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A curvature adjustment structure of a curved liquid crystal display device, comprising a backplane and at least one bracing
assembly fixedly mounted to the backplane, each bracing assembly comprising a first bracing member in contact engagement with
the backplane, a second bracing member opposite to the first bracing member and distant from the backplane, and a cooling
chip array arranged between the first and second bracing members, the cooling chip array comprising a plurality of cooling
chips, each of the cooling chips comprising a heat absorption surface and a heat dissipation surface opposite to the heat
absorption surface, the heat absorption surface and the heat dissipation surface of each of the cooling chips being respectively
in engagement with the first bracing member and the second bracing member, whereby through energizing the cooling chip array,
the heat absorption surfaces and the heat dissipation surfaces respectively affect temperatures of the first bracing member
and the second bracing member to cause thermal expansion and contraction of the first and second bracing members so as to
achieve curving and deformation of the bracing assembly and make the bracing assembly forcibly change curvature of the backplane.

US Pat. No. 9,236,537

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:
a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) substrate;
an LED chip having a first terminal and a second terminal attached to the PCB substrate;
a receptacle having an aperture, the LED chip and at least a portion of the PCB substrate being inserted into the receptacle
through the aperture;

elastomeric encapsulant within the receptacle surrounding the LED chip and the at least a portion of the PCB substrate that
is inserted into the receptacle through the aperture; and

rigid encapsulant disposed within the aperture of the receptacle on the elastomeric encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 9,234,540

RETAINER—SPRING STEEL SINGLE THREAD ENGAGEMENT

Magna International Inc.,...

1. A retainer, comprising:
an attachment base operable for being connected to a rib;
a securing portion including an aperture for receiving a fastener; and
at least one sidewall connected between said attachment base and said securing portion, said at least one sidewall spaces
said securing portion from said attachment base to allow for insertion of said fastener and predetermined torque tension characteristics;

said attachment base further comprising:
a first attachment surface;
a first aperture that is part of said first attachment surface;
a first plurality of flanges that is part of said first attachment surface in proximity to said first aperture; and
a first plurality of gripping flanges that is part of said first attachment surface in proximity to said first aperture, said
first plurality of gripping flanges operable for gripping said rib.

US Pat. No. 9,233,909

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR AMINO COMPOUND

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A process for producing an amino compound, the process comprising reacting a polyamine with an alkenyl compound by an addition
reaction in the presence of an alkali metal hydride compound as a sole catalyst in the process,
wherein:
in the amino compound, at least one amine nitrogen of the polyamine forms an N—C bond with an olefinic carbon of the alkenyl
compound; and

the polyamine is a polyamine represented by formula (1):
H2N—CH2-A-CH2—NH2  (1),
in which A is an optionally-substituted phenylene group.

US Pat. No. 9,236,946

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DATA RATE CONVERSION AND PHASE ALIGNMENT

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A gearbox integrated circuit (IC) comprising:
a first electrical interface having N input terminals for inputting N electrical data signals having a data rate of X gigabits
per second (Gbps) and N output terminals for outputting N electrical data signals having a data rate of X Gbps, wherein N
is a positive integer that is equal to or greater than 2 and X is a positive number that is equal to or greater than 25;

phase-alignment circuitry for phase-aligning pairs of the N inputted electrical data signals to produce N/2 pairs of phase-aligned
electrical data signals;

first rate conversion circuitry that receives the N/2 phase-aligned pairs of electrical data signals and converts each of
the N/2 phase-aligned pairs into a serialized electrical data signal having a data rate of 2X Gbps;

a second electrical interface having N/2 output terminals and N/2 input terminals, the serialized 2X Gbps electrical data
signals being outputted from the gearbox IC via the N/2 output terminals of the second electrical interface; and

second rate conversion circuitry that receives N/2 electrical data signals having a data rate of 2X Gbps that are inputted
to the gearbox IC via the N/2 input terminals of the second electrical interface and converts the N/2 2X Gbps electrical data
signals inputted via the second electrical interface into N electrical data signals having a data rate of X Gbps, and wherein
the converted N X Gbps electrical data signals are outputted from the gearbox IC via the N output terminals of the first electrical
interface.

US Pat. No. 9,236,487

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE HAVING THIN FILM THEREABOVE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN-FILM-DEVICE SUBSTRATE, THIN-FILM SUBSTRATE, AND THIN-FILM-DEVICE SUBSTRATE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing a substrate having a thin film thereabove, the method comprising:
preparing a substrate;
forming a thin film above the substrate; and
crystallizing at least a predetermined area of the thin film into a crystallized area through relative scan of the thin film
with the substrate irradiated with a continuous wave light beam,

wherein a projection of the light beam on the thin film has a major axis in a direction crossing a direction of the relative
scan, and

in the crystallizing, the crystallized area is formed to include a strip-shaped first area extending in the direction crossing
the direction of the relative scan and a second area adjacent to the strip-shaped first area in the direction of the relative
scan, the strip-shaped first area including crystal grains having an average grain size larger than an average grain size
of crystal grains included in the second area.

US Pat. No. 9,236,155

COPPER PASTE COMPOSITION AND ITS USE IN A METHOD FOR FORMING COPPER CONDUCTORS ON SUBSTRATES

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A copper thick film paste composition, comprising:
a) 30-95 wt % copper powder;
b) 0.5-10 wt % wherein the Pb-free, Bi-free and Cd-free alkali alumino-borosilicate glass powder consisting of 2-10 mole %
(Na2O+K2O+Li2O), 0.5-5 mole % Al2O3, 10-30 mole % B2O3, and 40-85 mole % SiO2;

c) 3-25 wt % copper oxide powder, wherein the amounts in wt % of copper oxide are expressed in terms of an equivalent amount
of Cu2O, or a mixture of copper oxide and ruthenium-based powder, wherein the amounts in wt % of copper oxide powder, expressed
in terms of an equivalent amount of Cu2O, and ruthenium-based powder, fall within the area defined by points A-E in FIG. 1, wherein the ruthenium-based powder is selected from the group of powders consisting of Ru, RuO2, CaRuO3, SrRuO3, BaRuO3 , Li2RuO3, ion-exchanged Li2RuO3 wherein Li atoms have been at least partially exchanged for Al, Ga, K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Mg, H, Na, Cr, Co, Ni, V, Cu, Zn, Ti or
Zr atoms, compounds corresponding to the formula (MxBi2-x) (M?yM?2-y)O7-z wherein M is selected from the group consisting of yttrium, thallium, indium, cadmium, lead, copper and the rare earth metals,
M? is selected from the group consisting of platinum, titanium, chromium, rhodium and antimony, M? is selected from the group
consisting ruthenium and a mixture of ruthenium and iridium, x is 0-2 with the proviso that when M is monovalent copper, x=1;
y is 0-0.5 with the proviso that y is 0-1 when M? is either rhodium or more than one of platinum, titanium, chromium, rhodium
and antimony; and z is 0-1 with the proviso that it is at least equal to approximately x/2 when M is divalent lead or cadmium,
and mixtures and precursors thereof, wherein the copper oxide powder is selected from the group consisting of Cu2O powder, CuO powder and mixtures thereof, and wherein the wt % are based on the total weight of the copper thick film paste
composition; and

d) an organic medium comprising solvent and resin;
wherein the copper powder, the alkali alumino-borosilicate glass powder, and the copper oxide powder or the mixture of copper
oxide powder and ruthenium-based powder are dispersed in the organic medium.

US Pat. No. 9,234,222

MICROBIAL STRAINS PRODUCING SPHINGOID BASES OR DERIVATIVES THEREOF

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A method for the production of a mixture of sphingoid bases according to Formula I comprising:
fermenting a microbial strain of Pichia ciferrii under conditions conducive to the production of the sphingoid base; and

recovering from the fermentation broth at least 0.1 mg per g biomass dry weight of the mixture of sphingoid bases according
to Formula I:

or a salt or ester thereof, wherein:
A-B is CH2—CH2; and

R is (CH2)m—X—(CH2)n—CH3, where:

m is 0;
n is from 8 to 12; and
X is CH2—CH2, CH?CH, C?C, or HC?O—CH2;

wherein the microbial strain of Pichia ciferrii is an isolated syringomycinE-resistant subpopulation of cells that produces at least 0.1 mg per g biomass dry weight of the
mixture of sphingoid bases base of Formula I.

US Pat. No. 9,234,017

AQUAPORIN-4 PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Regents of the Univer...


wherein the peptide is up to 20 amino acids in length, and
wherein
X1 is Val (V) or Ile (I),

X2 is Asp (D),

X3 is Val (V), Ile (I), or Gly (G),

X4 is Leu (L) or Ile (I),

X5 is Met (M) or Ser (S),

and X6 is Leu (L), Val (V), or Ala (A).

US Pat. No. 9,236,920

USAGE OF MULTIFLOW AND MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
deciding for each base station n of K base stations of a cellular communications network a maximum number Mn of wanted data streams per carrier that is to be scheduled to a terminal accessing the cellular communications network, the
terminal having NR receive antennas and K being an integer equal to or greater than two, and n going from 1 to K; and

signaling information regarding the decision to at least one of the K base stations,wherein, when K is equal to two, the maximum number M1 of data streams per carrier that is to be scheduled by base station 1 is decided as:
M1=max(NR-N2, floor(NR/2)), wherein N2 is the number of transmitting antennas of base station 2, and
the maximum number M2 of data streams per carrier that is to be scheduled by base station 2 is decided as:
M2=max(NR-N1, floor(NR/2)), wherein N1 is the number of transmitting antennas of base station 1.

US Pat. No. 9,236,422

DISPLAY PANEL AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An active matrix display panel having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix of rows and columns, wherein
each of the pixels is composed of a plurality of first sub-pixels emitting light of different colors,
each of the first sub-pixels is composed of a plurality of second sub-pixels emitting light of the same color,
each of the second sub-pixels includes:
a first electrode;
a second electrode above the first electrode;
a light-emitting layer between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a pixel circuit configured to feed power to the first electrode, and
the pixel circuit includes a gate line and a data line.

US Pat. No. 9,236,081

LASER TEMPERATURE CALIBRATION IN A HAMR DEVICE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
setting a heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) device located in a data storage system having a laser to an operating temperature;
determining a threshold laser current, wherein the threshold laser current is a minimum amount of current needed to output
light from the laser;

determining an optimal laser current, wherein the optimal laser current is an amount of current that yields an optimal bit
error rate (BER) and minimum adjacent track interference (ATI);

storing the threshold laser current and the optimal laser current in memory; and
repeating the steps of determining the threshold laser current and determining the optimal laser current and storing the threshold
laser current and the optimal laser current into a calibration table until acceptable device performance is achieved at more
than one operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,235,571

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCANNING A USER ENVIRONMENT AND EVALUATING DATA OF INTEREST

ELWHA LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A method for capturing and evaluating data of interest to a user, comprising:
automatically scanning a user environment by a mobile imaging device for one or more tags containing non-human-readable data
without the mobile imaging device being specifically directed at a particular tag owned by an owner;

identifying a tag, via the mobile imagining device, within the user environment that satisfies one or more user preferences;
identifying, via the mobile imaging device, a third party associated with one of the identified tag, the user, and the owner;
determining, via the mobile imaging device, an action associated with the identified tag;
performing the action by a computing device associated with the mobile imaging device; and
transmitting information to the third party related to the user that notifies the third party that the identified tag satisfied
the one or more user preferences of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,234,638

LED LAMP WITH THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE ENCLOSURE

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A lamp comprising:
an enclosure comprising a reflector and a lens, the reflector being exposed to the ambient environment and being made of thermally
conductive material;

a base;
at least one LED located in the enclosure and operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path from the base;
a heat sink comprising a heat dissipating portion that is at least partially exposed to the ambient environment and a heat
conducting portion that is thermally coupled to the at least one LED, the reflector being thermally coupled to the heat sink
and being exposed to the exterior of the lamp such that heat from the heat sink may be dissipated to the ambient environment
at least partially through the reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,234,223

METHOD FOR PRODUCING L-CYSTEINE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for producing L-cysteine, a related substance thereof, or a mixture thereof, which comprises:
A) culturing a bacterium belonging to the genus Escherichia in a medium comprising thiosulfate, which bacterium has L-cysteine-producing ability and is modified so that expression of
a gene involved in sulfite reduction is increased by a method selected from the group consisting of increasing copy number
of the gene involved in sulfite reduction, modifying an expression control sequence of the gene, and combinations thereof;
and

B) collecting L-cysteine, a related substance thereof, or a mixture thereof from the medium,
wherein the gene involved in sulfite reduction is a cysG gene, and
wherein the cysG gene comprises a DNA selected from the group consisting of:
(a) a DNA comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 47 or 49,
(b) a DNA encoding a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 48 or 50, and
(c) a DNA encoding a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 48 or 50, but which includes one to 10 amino
acid substitutions, deletions, insertions, or additions.

US Pat. No. 9,237,163

MANAGING INFECTIOUS FORWARDED MESSAGES

Dell Software Inc., Roun...

1. A method of managing messages, the method comprising:
receiving a first message over a network at a network interface, the first message including an attachment file having a file
name and an embedded bit pattern;

executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor:
determines that the attachment file is executable based on the embedded bit pattern,
determines that the attachment file is a text file based on the file name,
stores a copy of the first message in memory based on the disparity between the determination that the attachment file is
executable and the determination that the attachment file is a text file, and

transmits the first message over the network to a mail server;
receiving a second message over the network at the network interface; and
executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor:
compares the second message to the copy of the transmitted first message stored in memory,
deletes the second message from a local send queue, and sends a cancellation request concerning the transmitted first message
to the mail server, the deletion and cancellation request occurring automatically when the second message matches the copy
of the transmitted first message in memory.

US Pat. No. 9,236,048

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR VOICE CONTROLLING

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for voice control, comprising the following steps:
classifying stored recognition information used for voice recognition to obtain a plurality of syntax packets, wherein each
syntax packet corresponds to one type of recognition information;

receiving an inputted voice signal, and performing a voice recognition processing repeatedly on the received voice signal
by using each of the plurality of syntax packets in turn to obtain a plurality of voice data portions, each of which is recognized
from the corresponding syntax packet, of the voice signal as a plurality of voice recognition results, wherein the plurality
of voice recognition results include some voice data portions recognized successfully and/or voice recognition failure;

wherein, the step of performing a voice recognition processing repeatedly on the received voice signal by using each of the
plurality of syntax packets comprises:

when at least one piece of recognition information in one of the syntax packets can be recognized from the received voice
signal, selecting an identifier corresponding to the recognized piece of the recognition information from pre-designated identifiers
corresponding to various pieces of the recognition information in the syntax packet as the voice recognition result of the
syntax packet on the voice signal;

otherwise, determining that voice recognition fails this time, and selecting an identifier corresponding to a reason for voice
recognition processing failure of this time from pre-designated identifiers corresponding to various reasons for voice recognition
processing failure as the voice recognition result of the syntax packet on the voice signal; and

performing a corresponding control processing based on a combination of the plurality of voice recognition results as follows:
combining the voice recognition results of various syntax packets on the voice signal in a predetermined combining order,
and sending a combination result to an external equipment;

receiving a query request sent from the external equipment, wherein the query request contains a splitting result obtained
after the external equipment splits the combination result in a splitting order corresponding to the predetermined combining
order;

selecting recognition information corresponding to the splitting result contained in the query request from a pre-designated
corresponding relationship between the recognition information and the identifiers; and

providing the recognition information corresponding to the splitting result to the external equipment, so that the external
equipment performs the control processing according to the recognition information corresponding to the splitting result.

US Pat. No. 9,235,103

3D LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY COMPRISING FOUR ELECTRODES ALTERNATELY ARRANGE BETWEEN A FIRST AND SECOND SUBSTRATE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A liquid crystal lens, comprising:
a first substrate and a second substrate spaced apart from each other;
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of first electrode structures, each first electrode structure comprising a plurality of first electrodes, a plurality
of second electrodes, a plurality of third electrodes and a plurality of fourth electrodes, wherein the plurality of first
electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes are disposed between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer and
spaced-apart and alternately arranged along a first transversal direction, and wherein the plurality of third electrodes and
the plurality of fourth electrodes are disposed between the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer and spaced-apart
and alternately arranged along the first transversal direction such that each of the first electrodes and the second electrodes
and a corresponding one of the third electrodes and the fourth electrodes of each first electrode structure are aligned at
a left tilted angle; and

a plurality of second electrode structures, each second electrode structure comprising a plurality of first electrodes, a
plurality of second electrodes, a plurality of third electrodes and a plurality of fourth electrodes, wherein the plurality
of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes are disposed between the first substrate and the liquid crystal
layer and spaced-apart and alternately arranged along the first transversal direction, and wherein the plurality of third
electrodes and the plurality of fourth electrodes are disposed between the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer and
spaced-apart and alternately arranged along the first transversal direction such that each of the first electrodes and the
second electrodes and a corresponding one of the third electrodes and the fourth electrodes of each second electrode structure
are aligned at a right tilted angle,

wherein the plurality of first electrode structures and the plurality of second electrode structures are alternately arranged
along a second transversal direction that is different from the first transversal direction, wherein each of the first and
second transversal directions is parallel to the first and second substrates.

US Pat. No. 9,234,909

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AN AIRSPEED OF AN AIRCRAFT

Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method for determining an airspeed of an assisted aircraft, comprising the following steps:
a) determining a position of said assisted aircraft;
b) measuring a ground speed of said assisted aircraft;
c) receiving a plurality of messages from a plurality of other aircraft, called assisting aircraft, each said message containing:
a first item of information, indicating a position of a said assisting aircraft, and a second item of information, indicating
a wind speed at said position;

d) estimating a wind speed at the position of said assisted aircraft by interpolating the wind speed values at the positions
of said assisting aircraft obtained in said step c); and

e) computing a true speed TAS of said assisted aircraft by using a vector difference between its ground speed, measured in
said step b), and the wind speed estimated in said step d),

wherein:
said steps a) and b) are implemented by at least one device aboard said assisted aircraft and chosen from among: a GNSS receiver
and an inertial control centre;

said step c) is implemented by a receiver aboard said assisted aircraft; and
said steps d) and e) are implemented by a processor.

US Pat. No. 9,237,028

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A TETHERING ALERT BASED ON A THRESHOLD SIMILARITY BETWEEN INCOMING DATA AND OUTGOING DATA

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for providing a tethering alert by an apparatus, the apparatus having a first network communication interface
and a second network communication interface, the method comprising:
receiving incoming data via one of the first network communication interface and the second network communication interface;
sending outgoing data via the other of the first network communication interface and the second network communication interface;
making a determination that there is a threshold similarity between the incoming data and the outgoing data; and
responsive to making the determination, the apparatus providing a tethering alert indicating that the apparatus is tethering
data.

US Pat. No. 9,236,772

POWER SUPPLIER AND RECEIVER AND MOBILE DEVICE

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A power-receiving/supplying device comprising:
a coil module configured to receive and supply power from and to another coil module by a resonance phenomenon; and
an electronic component provided in a magnetic field space which is formed by the resonance phenomenon to have a low magnetic
field strength,

the coil module including:
a resonance coil which is resonated with said another coil module; anda power-receiving/supplying coil which partly overlaps the resonance coil in a coil diameter direction and is configured to
receive and supply power from and to the resonance coil, the magnetic field space being formed at a predetermined position
between or around said another coil module and the coil module to have a lower magnetic field strength than a magnetic field
in parts around the predetermined position, by causing a magnetic field generated around the coil module and a magnetic field
generated around said another coil module to cancel each other out.

US Pat. No. 9,236,144

FOR-TEST APPARATUSES AND TECHNIQUES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a static random access memory (SRAM) cell comprising a word line (WL) to receive an applied WL voltage and a bit line (BL)
to receive an applied BL voltage;

read/write/decoder circuitry to selectively provide first and second WL voltages for application to the WL, and selectively
provide first and second BL voltages for application to the BL, wherein the first WL voltage is greater than the second WL
voltage and the first BL voltage is greater than the second BL voltage; and

test circuitry comprising a transistor coupled between ground and a WL buffer output of the read/write/decoder circuitry and,
coupled to the SRAM cell, the test circuitry having an activated state and a deactivated state;

wherein when the test circuitry is in the deactivated state:
when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the first WL voltage, the applied WL voltage is the first WL voltage, and
when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the second BL voltage, the applied BL voltage is the second BL voltage; and
wherein when the test circuitry is in the activated state:
when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the first WL voltage, the applied WL voltage is less than the first WL voltage,
or

when the read/write/decoder circuitry provides the second BL voltage, the applied BL voltage is greater than the second BL
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,234,859

INTEGRATED DEVICE OF A CAPACITIVE TYPE FOR DETECTING HUMIDITY, IN PARTICULAR MANUFACTURED USING A CMOS TECHNOLOGY

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

5. A semiconductor chip;
a sensing capacitor and a reference capacitor integrated in the semiconductor chip, each of the sensing and reference capacitors
having a first electrode and a second electrode, the first and second electrodes of each of the sensing and reference capacitors
being arranged at a distance from each other and mutually insulated;

a hygroscopic layer over the sensing and reference capacitors;
a conductive shielding layer over the reference capacitor and not over the sensing capacitor;
an insulating structure that includes a plurality of metal regions arranged in a plurality of metal levels, the first and
second electrodes of the sensing and reference capacitors being formed by respective metal regions; and

a passivation layer over the conductive shielding layer, the conductive shielding layer and passivation layer having an opening
over the sensing capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,233,764

IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SEAT END SIMULATOR

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A method for testing a vehicle entertainment (IFE) system, comprising:
functionally replicating each of a plurality of IFE components selected from the group consisting of an aircraft interface
unit, a content server unit, a network distribution unit, and a seat unit to provide a corresponding aircraft interface unit
simulator model, content server unit simulator unit model, network distribution unit simulator model and seat unit simulator
model, respectively, each simulator unit model simulating a corresponding function of the respective IFE component;

replacing at least one of the plurality of IFE components with a corresponding one of the simulator unit models on a simulator
server having a processor, the simulator server connecting to an IFE network that also connects at least one of actual or
simulated seat units to at least one of actual or simulated content servers;

providing a test controller that controls each simulator unit model;
transmitting scenario information containing operation instructions to the simulator unit model; and
executing the scenario information by the simulator unit model to perform operations corresponding to the operation instructions
that cause the simulator unit model to communicate over the IFE network.

US Pat. No. 9,234,984

PHOTOCHROMIC COMPOSITION

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

1. A photochromic composition, comprising:
(A) a polyurethane-urea resin having an urea bond in a molecular chain; and
(B) a photochromic compound,
wherein (A) the polyurethane-urea resin has a piperidine structure, a hindered phenol structure, a triazine structure, or
a benzotriazol structure at a terminal end.

US Pat. No. 9,237,600

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY SETTING UP AND TEARING DOWN CONNECTIONS IN MESH NETWORKS

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method, comprising:
establishing a mesh network among a plurality of wireless mobile communication devices that are within an operating range
of each other; and

establishing, by a first wireless mobile communication device of the established mesh network, an intra-mesh connection between
the first wireless mobile communication device and a second wireless mobile communication device of the established mesh network
utilizing one of a plurality of interfaces that is selected based at least in part upon an available service advertised by
the first wireless mobile communication device and upon an intended use of the available service by the second wireless mobile
communication device, the advertised available service being independent of each of the plurality of interfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,237,412

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING GESTURE INDICATIVE DATA VIA A HEAD WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

41. A head wearable computing device designed to be worn by a person, comprising:
a solicitation receive facilitating module configured to facilitate a head wearable computing device to receive one or more
solicitations via one or more solicitation signals that solicit to provide to a limb wearable computing device gesture indicative
data that is indicative of one or more user gestures, the head wearable computing device being designed to be worn on a head
of a user and the limb wearable computing device being designed to be worn around a limb of a user;

a user gesture detecting module configured to detect, via the head wearable computing device, the one or more user gestures
in order to generate the gesture indicative data;

a gesture indicative data transmit directing module configured to direct the head wearable computing device to transmit to
the limb wearable computing device the gesture indicative data via one or more low-power gesture indicative data signals,
the limb wearable computing device being within communication range of the head wearable computing device, the communication
range being a spatial volume that includes the head wearable computing device and being externally defined by an enveloping
boundary, where the one or more low-power gesture indicative data signals transmitted by the head wearable computing device
being discernible over background noise within the enveloping boundary and not discernible over background noise outside the
enveloping boundary; and

one or more components for facilitating at least a portion of the head wearable computing device to couple to a head of the
person.

US Pat. No. 9,236,898

MULTI-BAND OBSERVATION RECEIVER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. An arrangement for a pre-distortion-compensated transmitter for a communication system, comprising:
an electronic processor circuit configured for converting a base-band signal to be transmitted to a spectrally shifted, pre-distorted
signal to be transmitted based on at least one compensation signal;

a power amplifier configured for generating an amplified version of the spectrally shifted, pre-distorted signal to be transmitted,
wherein the amplified version is in one frequency range of a plurality of frequency ranges used in the communication system;

a coupler configured for generating a sample signal from the amplified version; and
a transmitter observation receiver (TOR) configured for receiving the sample signal and generating at least one compensation
signal based on the sample signal,

wherein the at least one compensation signal is generated such that a signal to be transmitted that is within a bandwidth
that simultaneously encompasses multiple frequency ranges is compensated, and the electronic processor circuit converts the
base-band signal to be transmitted such that a relationship between the base-band signal to be transmitted and the sample
signal is substantially linear with constant phase,

wherein the TOR includes
a common wideband analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured for converting the sample signal into a digital sample signal,
and

a plurality of digital down-converters configured for generating the at least one compensation signal, wherein each of the
plurality of digital down-converters is

coupled to the common wideband ADC, and
optimized for a respective frequency range in the plurality of frequency ranges.

US Pat. No. 9,236,169

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE SHIELDING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An electromagnetic wave shielding structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a porous composite film formed on the substrate, wherein the porous composite film comprises a continuous phase network fused
from a plurality of metal nanoparticles, a first epoxy resin composition coated on a surface of the continuous phase network
and a plurality of holes which are void spaces between the continuous phase network coated with the first epoxy resin composition;
and

a conductive adhesive layer formed on the porous composite film, wherein the conductive adhesive layer comprises a conductive
powder.

US Pat. No. 9,233,604

IN-WHEEL MOTOR DRIVE ASSEMBLY

NTN Corporation, Osaka (...

1. An in-wheel motor drive assembly comprising:
a motor case having an end plate portion formed with a cylindrical portion and configured to be supported by a vehicle body;
an electric motor including a stator fixedly mounted in the motor case, a rotor mounted in the stator, and a rotor shaft extending
along a center axis of the rotor;

a reduction mechanism for reducing a rotation of the rotor shaft of the electric motor and outputting a thus reduced rotation;
and

a hub ring for transmitting the reduced rotation outputted from the reduction mechanism to a drive wheel;
wherein the reduction mechanism is a planetary gear mechanism comprising an output shaft arranged coaxial with the rotor shaft,
a carrier provided at an end of the output shaft, planetary gears rotatably supported by the carrier, a sun gear mounted on
the rotor shaft, and an internal gear fixedly fitted in an inner periphery of the cylindrical portion of the motor case, wherein
the planetary gears are in meshing engagement with the sun ear and the internal gear, and wherein the reduction mechanism
is configured such that when the sun gear rotates, the planetary gears rotate about axes of the respective planetary gears
while revolving around the rotor shaft, thereby rotating the output shaft at a reduced speed,

wherein a reduction mechanism chamber is provided outside a motor chamber defined in the motor case so as to be isolated from
the motor chamber, wherein the reduction mechanism is mounted in the reduction mechanism chamber, wherein oil for lubricating
the reduction mechanism is stored in the reduction mechanism chamber, wherein a partition wall between the motor chamber and
the reduction mechanism chamber is formed with a tapered oil guide surface at a central portion of the partition wall, and
wherein the tapered oil guide surface is configured to guide oil splashed up by the planetary gears and flowing down along
an inner surface of the partition wall while the planetary gears are rotating and revolving, toward a bearing supporting the
rotor shaft and the output shaft so as to be rotatable relative to each other, and

wherein the carrier includes first and second opposed disk portions sufficiently spaced apart from each other such that the
planetary gears can be received between the first and second disk portions, wherein the first disk portion faces the partition
wall and is formed with an oil guide passage in an inner peripheral portion of the first disk portion such that oil flowing
down along the inner surface of the partition wall partially flows through the oil guide passage and is supplied to bearings
rotatably supporting the planetary gears.

US Pat. No. 9,237,307

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY SELECTING NETWORKED CAMERAS IN A VIDEO CONFERENCE

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

13. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that are executable by one or more processors to cause
the one or more processors to perform a method for selecting a camera feed for a video conference, the method comprising:
determining a first area of a participant in the video conference;
receiving registration information for a plurality of video cameras associated with a plurality of subscribers;
identifying, from the plurality of cameras, a first set of cameras associated with the first area;
analyzing a first plurality of real-time camera feeds from the first set of cameras; and
selecting, by the one or more processors and based on the analysis, a first camera feed of the first plurality of real-time
camera feeds, the selected first camera feed containing a view of the participant.

US Pat. No. 9,236,947

FAST THIN-FILM LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A thin-film Light Emitting Diode (LED), comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrode formed on the substrate;
a second electrode;
an epitaxial layer positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode and configured such that an electrical
potential applied between the first electrode and the second electrode cause a portion of the active volume to emit light
of a predetermined wavelength, wherein the epitaxial layer is provided with a proton implantation that destroys a crystalline
structure of the epitaxial layer in selected locations to create an active volume having an area smaller than a total area
of the epitaxial layer; and

a passivation layer positioned over the active volume and being configured to at least one of: reduce reflection at an LED-air
interface and protect material of the epitaxial layer from an environment surrounding the thin-film LED.

US Pat. No. 9,236,848

FILTER, DUPLEXER, COMMUNICATION MODULE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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

1. A filter comprising:
a primary transducer connected to a primary terminal;
a secondary transducer connected to a plurality of secondary terminals; and
a coupling transducer for mechanically coupling the primary transducer and the secondary transducer,
wherein each of the primary transducer, the secondary transducer, and the coupling transducer comprises an upper electrode,
a lower electrode arranged below the upper electrode, and a piezoelectric film interposed between the upper electrode and
the lower electrode,

wherein the primary transducer and the secondary transducer are arranged on the upper electrode of the coupling transducer,
wherein the lower electrode of the primary transducer, the lower electrode of the secondary transducer, and the upper electrode
of the coupling transducer are grounded,

wherein the primary transducer includes two top electrodes connected in parallel to the primary terminal,
wherein the secondary transducer includes a plurality of top electrodes respectively connected to the plurality of secondary
terminals,

wherein the primary transducer includes two excitation portions,
wherein the secondary transducer includes a plurality of excitation portions, and
wherein, with respect to the primary transducer and the secondary transducer, respective areas of the two excitation portions
and respective areas of the plurality of excitation portions are equal to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,236,807

DC/DC CONVERTER, POWER CONVERTER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A DC/DC converter comprising:
an output circuit having a load;
a rectangular wave generator comprising switches for converting an input direct current (DC) voltage into at least one rectangular
wave;

a resonant tank for providing a first voltage based on the rectangular wave for the output circuit;
a detection unit for detecting a signal related to a state of the load; and
a control unit outputs control signals to the switches of the rectangular wave generator for controlling a duty ratio of the
rectangular wave outputted by the rectangular wave generator, so that when the state of the load is a light-load or a no-load,
the control signals control the switches of the rectangular wave generator to make the rectangular wave generator work in
a hiccup mode, and the duty ratio of the rectangular wave is within a predetermined range, in which a voltage gain of the
DC/DC converter is greater than another voltage gain under the condition of 50% duty ratio for reduction in the on-off times
of the switches of the rectangular wave generator per unit time.

US Pat. No. 9,236,576

PHOTOELECTRIC ELEMENT, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PHOTOELECTRIC ELEMENT, AND PHOTOSENSITIZER

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A photoelectric element comprising:
a first electrode;
an electron transport layer supporting a photosensitizer;
a hole transport layer;
a second electrode; and
an electrolyte solution, wherein
the first electrode, the electron transport layer, the hole transport layer, and the second electrode are stacked in order,
the electron transport layer is formed of an organic compound produced by electrolytic polymerization of a precursor having,
within one molecule thereof, two or more moieties each having a structure represented by the following structural formula
(1),

the organic compound is a polymer,
the photosensitizer is bonded to the polymer end of the organic compound, and
the organic compound and the electrolyte solution infiltrated into the organic compound constitute a gel layer:
(in the structural formula (1), M is a cyano group, a fluoro group, a chloro group, or a bromo group, and A? is a counter-anion).

US Pat. No. 9,236,400

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
a first pixel over a first substrate, and comprising:
a first TFT comprising:
a first portion of a semiconductor layer;
a first gate insulating film over the first portion of the semiconductor layer; and
a first gate electrode over the first gate insulating film,
a capacitor comprising:
a first layer comprising a second portion of the semiconductor layer;
a second layer over the first layer, and comprising a same layer as the first gate insulating film; and
a third layer over the second layer, and comprising a same layer as the first gate electrode,
wherein a third portion of the semiconductor layer extends to a second pixel next to the first pixel, the third portion of
the semiconductor layer being contiguous with the first portion of the semiconductor layer,

a first insulating film comprising silicon nitride, and over and in contact with the first gate electrode and the first gate
insulating film;

a second insulating film comprising an organic insulating material, and over the first insulating film; and
a wiring over the second insulating film, the wiring being connected to the first portion of the semiconductor layer through
an opening in both the first insulating film and the second insulating film,

wherein the first layer, the third layer, and a fourth layer overlap each other, the fourth layer comprising a same layer
as the wiring.

US Pat. No. 9,236,168

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRICAL CABLE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method for manufacturing an electrical cable, comprising: dividing a tube into a plurality of sectors by passage across
a sectoring device;
gathering the sectors into a stack one upon the other, along a horizontal axis, by passage of the sectors through a gathering
device; and

surrounding the stack with an insulating jacket by passage of the stack through an insulator extruder.

US Pat. No. 9,235,460

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC FAULT DETECTION

ALTERA CORPORATION, San ...

1. An integrated circuit device comprising:
control logic operable to send a signal onto a signal tree included on the integrated circuit device, the signal tree comprising
branches and leaves, wherein the branches and leaves include columns and rows of circuit lines configured to carry signals
from a signal source to signal endpoints, wherein each leaf of the signal tree comprises a signal endpoint;

user logic operable to implement a user design on the integrated circuit device; and
fault detection circuitry on the integrated circuit device operable to monitor, using sensors, a plurality of signal values
at each of the leaves on the signal tree such that the fault detection circuitry can detect faults at any point along the
branches of the signal tree, wherein the fault detection circuitry is operable to generate a fault detect signal having a
first value in response to determining that the first signal value of the plurality of signal values deviates from an expected
signal value, and wherein the control logic implements a fault handling procedure upon receiving the fault detect signal having
the first value.

US Pat. No. 9,233,645

ACCESSORY MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. An accessory mounting system for a vehicle, said accessory mounting system comprising:
a mirror mounting button adhesively attached at an in-cabin surface of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said accessory
mounting system;

a mounting element attached at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield separate from said mirror mounting button;
an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head and a mirror support;
wherein said mirror head comprises a mirror reflective element and a mirror casing;
wherein said mirror support comprises a mirror mount that is configured to mount said interior rearview mirror assembly to
said mirror mounting button;

a module configured to be received at and be supported by said mounting element attached at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle
windshield;

wherein said module accommodates a forward facing camera;
wherein, with said module received by and supported by said mounting element, said forward facing camera views through the
vehicle windshield;

wherein said forward facing camera comprises (i) a CMOS image sensor and (ii) a lens;
wherein said forward facing camera comprises part of a driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle;
wherein, with said module received by and supported by said mounting element, said mirror mount can be mounted to said mirror
mounting button and can be demounted from said mirror mounting button without demounting said module from said mounting element;
and

wherein a light absorbing layer disposed at the vehicle windshield at least partially masks the presence of said mounting
element from view by a viewer who is viewing from outside the equipped vehicle through the vehicle windshield.

US Pat. No. 9,237,228

SOLUTIONS FOR VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) 911 LOCATION SERVICES

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of providing location of a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) terminal from a VoIP location server, comprising:
receiving a VoIP location server request message requesting geographic location information relevant to a current location
of a mobile VoIP terminal that has initiated an emergency VoIP call;

determining a specific Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) to route said emergency VoIP call to based on said current location
of said mobile VoIP terminal; and

providing VoIP call routing information as an emergency services location key (ESLK) inside a SIP INVITE message back to an
intermediate VoIP switch, which in turn routes said emergency VoIP call to said specific PSAP.

US Pat. No. 9,236,801

SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLY, CONTROL CIRCUIT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A control circuit for controlling a switch mode power supply, the switch mode power supply having a first switch with a
control terminal, a second switch, and an output terminal configured to provide an output voltage, wherein the control circuit
comprising:
an input terminal, configured to receive a voltage feedback signal representing the output voltage;
an output terminal, configured to provide a first switching control signal to the control terminal of the first switch to
turn ON and turn OFF the first switch; and

a zero-crossing detector, having an output terminal configured to provide a zero-crossing signal, wherein the zero-crossing
signal becomes effective when a current flowing through the second switch is less than a bias current, and the zero-crossing
signal becomes ineffective when the current flowing through the second switch is larger than the bias current; and wherein

when the switch mode power supply works in a power saving mode, the control circuit is configured to turn ON the first switch
if the voltage feedback signal is less than a reference voltage and the zero-crossing signal is effective; and

when the switch mode power supply works in a normal mode, the control circuit is configured to turn ON the first switch if
the voltage feedback signal is less than the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,236,070

DUAL OPPOSING CANTILEVER PADS OF SUSPENSION FLEXURE

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A suspension flexure comprising:
a steel layer;
a polyimide layer above the steel layer; and
a copper layer on the polyimide layer comprising a plurality of pairs of dual opposing cantilevered copper pads,
wherein each pair of the plurality of pairs comprises a first copper pad and a second copper pad each having a free end portion
and a fixed end portion,

the free end portions of the first copper pad and the second copper pad of each pair extend toward one another, and
the fixed end portions of the first copper pad and the second copper pad of each pair extend in directions opposing one another.

US Pat. No. 9,235,737

SYSTEM HAVING AN IMPROVED USER INTERFACE FOR READING CODE SYMBOLS

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A system for reading code symbols, comprising:
a camera;
a user interface system comprising a visual display; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the camera and the user interface system, the processor being configured for:
capturing from the camera an image depicting a code symbol;
displaying the image on the visual display;
determining whether the code symbol in the image is readable by the processor; and
displaying on the visual display a visual indicator overlaying the code symbol in the image when the processor determines
that the code symbol in the image is readable by the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,235,647

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTIVE RESPONSES TO INTERNET OBJECT QUERIES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for predictive responses to internet object queries, at least a portion of the method being
performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
receiving a query from a client to evaluate whether a first internet object constitutes spam, the first internet object comprising
an e-mail message;

analyzing the query to predict a set of additional internet objects for which the client may subsequently request an evaluation
at least in part by:

identifying a set of previous queries from a plurality of clients to evaluate internet objects;
performing a statistical analysis on the set of previous queries from the plurality of clients, the statistical analysis comprising
a frequency analysis that indicates frequencies of internet objects queried subsequent to an earlier query for the first internet
object;

applying the received query to the statistical analysis on the set of previous queries from the plurality of clients to predict
the set of additional internet objects for which the client may subsequently request an evaluation;

transmitting an evaluation of the first internet object and a separate evaluation of each additional internet object in the
predicted set of additional internet objects to the client.

US Pat. No. 9,235,234

DETACHING MECHANISM AND LAPTOP SHELL ASSEMBLY

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A detaching mechanism comprising:
a rib having a first sloping surface;
at least one bracket having a groove;
a pushing bar slidably received in the groove to be slidable on the bracket, and the pushing bar having an opening and a second
sloping surface facing the opening; and

an elastic mechanism for elastically connecting the pushing bar to a shell,
wherein, when the rib is disposed in the opening, the elastic mechanism pulls the pushing bar to detachably lock the rib in
a first direction so that the rib is fixed on the pushing bar,

when the pushing bar is slid in the groove in a second direction to slidably ride on the first sloping surface of the rib,
the pushing bar unlocks the rib, and the second sloping surface of the pushing bar pushes the first sloping surface of the
rib to leave the opening towards a third direction for detaching the rib from the pushing bar,

wherein the second direction is opposite to the first direction, and the third direction is perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,233,782

TARGET SUPPLY DEVICE

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A target supply device, comprising:
a tank formed cylindrically with a first material;
a cylindrical portion for covering the tank, the cylindrical portion being formed of a second material having higher tensile
strength than the first material;

a first lid formed of the second material and having a through-hole, the first lid being provided at one end in an axial direction
of the cylindrical portion;

a second lid formed of the second material and provided at another end opposite the one end in the axial direction of the
cylindrical portion; and

a nozzle provided to be in fluid communication with the interior of the tank and to pass through the through-hole, the nozzle
being formed of the first material.

US Pat. No. 9,237,469

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH SPEED DOWNLINK PACKET ACCESS LINK ADAPTATION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method of high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) link adaptation implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU),
comprising:
in a state that the WTRU does not have a dedicated link, performing a channel quality metric measurement in synchronization
with a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle while the WTRU is configured to receive a high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH)
from a network; and

transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) message including channel quality data based on the channel quality metric measurement,
wherein the channel quality data is included in a Measured Results on random access channel (RACH) information element (IE).

US Pat. No. 9,236,666

STRUCTURE OF CONNECTION BETWEEN COAXIAL CABLE AND SHIELD TERMINAL, AND METHOD OF CONNECTION THEREBETWEEN

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A structure of connection between a coaxial cable and a shield terminal comprising:
the coaxial cable configured to have at least one core wire part made of a conductor, an insulating coating part with which
said core wire part is coated, a braided shield with which an outer peripheral surface of said insulating coating part is
covered, and an insulating tube with which an outer peripheral surface of said braided shield is covered;

the shield terminal that has a cylindrical press bond part pressed and is bonded to the outer peripheral surface of the braided
shield; and

a ring-shaped crimp member that is pressed and bonded to an outer peripheral surface of the insulating tube,
wherein at least an end of the insulating tube is configured to form a gap between the braided shield and have an inside diameter
larger than an outside diameter of the press bond part, the crimp member is arranged on the end of the insulating tube, and
the press bond part is inserted between an inner peripheral surface of the end of the insulating tube and the outer peripheral
surface of the braided shield and is pressed and bonded to the outer peripheral surface of the braided shield by pressing
and bonding the crimp member.

US Pat. No. 9,236,062

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATING AN AUDIO SIGNAL HAVING A TRANSIENT EVENT

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. Apparatus for manipulating an audio signal comprising a first time portion, in which a transient event is located, comprising:
a signal processor configured for processing the audio signal to acquire a processed audio signal;
a signal inserter configured for inserting a second time portion into the processed audio signal at a signal location where
the transient event is located in the audio signal, wherein the second time portion comprises the transient event of the first
time portion of the audio signal so that a manipulated audio signal is acquired,

wherein the signal inserter is configured:
for determining a time length of the second time portion to be copied from the audio signal comprising the transient event,
the time length of the second time portion being different from a time length of the first time portion, and

for determining a start time instant of the second time portion or a stop time instant of the second time portion by finding
a maximum of a cross correlation calculation between the second time portion and the processed audio signal, so that a border
of the second time portion matches with a corresponding border of the processed audio signal,

wherein a position in time of the transient event in the second time portion in the manipulated audio signal coincides with
the position in time of the transient event in the audio signal or deviates from the position in time of the transient event
in the audio signal by a time difference smaller than a psychoacoustic pre-masking period or a psychoacoustic post-masking
period.

US Pat. No. 9,235,368

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM BEARING PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An information processing device communicable with a plurality of devices, comprising:
a communication interface configured to communicate with the plurality of devices;
an input receiving device configured to receive an input, the input receiving device being configured to selectively receive
an input of a first job mode processing and a second job mode processing;

a memory; and
a controller configured to:
store, in a first region of the memory, first identification information that specifies a first default device that is associated
with the first job mode processing, the first identification information including:

first designation information that specifically identifies a first one of the plurality of devices, such that the first one
of the plurality of devices specifically identified by the first designation information is specified as the first default
device; and

first address information specifying an address of the first one of the plurality of devices specifically identified by the
first designation information,

wherein the first job mode processing is a process of processing a first type of file structure, and
wherein the first one of the plurality of devices that is specified as the first default device is configured to selectively
perform both the first job mode processing and the second job mode processing;

store, in a second region of the memory, second identification information that specifies a second default device that is
associated with the second job mode processing, the second identification information including:

second designation information that specifically identifies a second one of the plurality of devices, such that the second
one of the plurality of devices specifically identified by the second designation information is specified as the second default
device; and

second address information specifying an address of the second one of the plurality of devices specifically identified by
the second designation information,

wherein the second job mode processing is a process of processing a second type of file structure, and
wherein the second one of the plurality of devices that is specified as the default device is configured to selectively perform
both the first job mode processing and the second job mode processing;

read out the first identification information from the first region of the memory when the input receiving device receives
the first job mode processing, and transmit command data commanding the first job mode processing to the first one of the
plurality of devices specifically identified by the first designation information in the read out first identification information
via the communication interface; and

read out the second identification information from the second region of the memory when the input receiving device receives
the second job mode processing, and transmit command data commanding the second job mode processing to the second one of the
plurality of devices specifically identified by the second designation information in the read out second identification information
via the communication interface.

US Pat. No. 9,234,986

POLYESTER RESIN AND OPTICAL LENS

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polyester resin comprising:
a diol unit, which contains a unit derived from ethylene glycol and a unit derived from a diol represented by the following
formula (I), and

a dicarboxylic acid unit, which contains a unit derived from an aromatic dicarboxylic acid in an amount of 50 mol % or more;
wherein the entire diol unit contains the unit derived from ethylene glycol in an amount of 40 to 99 mol %, and the unit derived
from a diol represented by formula (I) in an amount of 1 to 60 mol %:

wherein A represents benzene; R1 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms
or a halogen atom; n represents an integer of 1 to 4; and when plural R1 are present, R1 may be the same as or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,234,154

ROLLING BEARING FOR ALTERNATOR

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A rolling bearing for use in an alternator, the rolling bearing comprising:
an inner race;
an outer race which is concentric with the inner race;
a plurality of rolling elements disposed between the inner race and the outer race;
a retainer retaining the rolling elements;
seal members fixed to the outer race and sealing openings at axial ends of the rolling bearing; and
lubricating grease sealed in the bearing in an amount of not less than 20% of an entire spatial volume of an interior of the
rolling bearing and not more than 80% of a stationary spatial volume of the interior of the rolling bearing,

wherein the lubricating grease includes a base oil having a dynamic viscosity at 40° C. of 13-73 cSt, and a thickening agent
of aromatic urea family,

wherein the entire spatial volume is an entire interior volume of the bearing minus a total volume of the rolling elements
and the retainer,

wherein the stationary spatial volume is a portion of the entire spatial volume where neither the rolling elements nor the
retainer passes while the bearing is rotating, and

wherein the rolling bearing is a radial bearing and the rolling elements are balls, and the stationary spatial volume includes
a space on each side of the balls in an axial direction of the radial bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,236,097

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND DATA READING METHOD

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:
two memory cell arrays;
two column switch arrays respectively coupled to the two memory cell arrays;
a sense amplifier shared by the two memory cell arrays and the two column switch arrays; and
a control circuit configured to control data readout from the two memory cell arrays;
wherein each of the two memory dell arrays includes:
a plurality of word lines,
n bit lines, where n is an integer not smaller than 2,
a dummy word line,
a plurality of memory cells provided at intersections of the bit lines and the plurality of word lines, and
a dummy cell provided at an intersection of at least one bit line selected from the n bit lines and the dummy word line;
wherein the n bit lines of each of the two memory cell arrays and coupled to the same sense amplifier via the respective one
of the column switch arrays and a common bit line that is commonly coupled to the n bit lines via the respective one of the
column switch arrays,

wherein when the control circuit reads data from one memory cell array of the two memory cell arrays, the control circuit
activates the dummy word line included in other memory cell array of the two memory cell arrays and generates, with the dummy
cell included in the other memory cell array, a reference level of the sense amplifier; and

wherein:
each of the two column switch arrays includes:
n column switches respectively coupled to the n bit lines, and
the common bit line is commonly coupled to the n bit lines via the n column switches;
the sense amplifier is coupled to the two memory cell arrays via the common bit lines; and
when the control circuit reads data from the one memory cell array, the control circuit switches a selected column switch
corresponding to the memory cell, from which the data is to be read, out of the n column switches in the one memory cell array
and the n column switches in the other memory cell array to a conductive state to activate the word line corresponding to
the memory cell, from which the date is to be read, in the one memory cell array and the dummy word line in the other memory
cell array.

US Pat. No. 9,235,762

IRIS DATA EXTRACTION

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for segmenting components of an eye image for creating data to be used in a system for processing
eye image data, the method executed by one or more computing systems and comprising:
creating, by the one or more computing systems, an eye histogram of pixel intensities from a distribution of grey levels of
an eye image, the eye histogram having two or more classes, each class corresponding to a component of the eye image;

selecting, by the one or more computing systems, thresholds in the eye histogram to divide the classes of the histogram;
creating, by the one or more computing systems, threshold images, each of the threshold images corresponding to one of the
two or more classes; and

removing, by the one or more computing systems, a portion of the eye image based on one or more of the threshold images.

US Pat. No. 9,235,672

HIGH-LEVEL SYNTHESIS DATA GENERATION APPARATUS, HIGH-LEVEL SYNTHESIS APPARATUS, AND HIGH-LEVEL SYNTHESIS DATA GENERATION METHOD

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A high-level synthesis data generation apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to perform a process including:
analyzing a source code that represents design data of a semiconductor device, and generating flow information that indicates
a data and control flow of the semiconductor device on the basis of analysis of the source code,

extracting design information that is configurable high-level synthesis design information from the source code,
acquiring design condition information that indicates a setting condition on the design information from outside the high-level
synthesis data generation apparatus,

generating association information that associates the design condition information with the flow information,
acquiring first intermediate data obtained by compiling the source code,
generating second intermediate data by selecting a first section being ignored during a creation process of a executable format
file from a plurality of sections in the first intermediate data and by incorporating the flow information and the association
information into the first section, and

outputting the second intermediate data as high-level synthesis data.

US Pat. No. 9,235,519

METHOD FOR PEER TO PEER CACHE FORWARDING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A home node for selecting a source node using a cache coherency protocol, comprising:
a logic unit cluster coupled to a directory, wherein the logic unit cluster is configured to:
receive a request for data from a requesting cache node;
determine a state of a plurality of nodes that may hold a copy of the requested data using the directory;
select one of the nodes using two or more selection parameters as the source node, wherein the two or more selection parameters
are used simultaneously in combination; and

transmit a message to the source node to determine whether the source node stores a copy of the requested data,
wherein the source node forwards the requested data to the requesting cache node when the requested data is found within the
source node, and some of the nodes are marked as a Shared state corresponding to the cache coherency protocol and satisfy
the two or more selection parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,234,146

PROCESS FOR THE GASIFICATION OF HEAVY RESIDUAL OIL WITH PARTICULATE COKE FROM A DELAYED COKING UNIT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An integrated process for the gasification of a heavy residual hydrocarbon oil feedstream with coke derived from a delayed
coking process to produce synthesis gas and electricity, the gasification process comprising:
a. analyzing the coke from the delayed coking process to determine its ash content:
b. grinding the coke from the delayed coking process to produce a free-flowing mass of hydrocarbon-containing coke particles
having a predetermined ash content;

c. introducing the ground coke particles into a moving fluid feedstream to form a pressurized fluidized feed;
d. providing a feedstream of the heavy residual hydrocarbon oil;
e. injecting the fluidized coke particles and the heavy residual hydrocarbon oil feedstream having a combined ash content
of at least 2% by weight into the combustion chamber of a cold-wall tubular wall membrane partial oxidation gasification reactor
in the presence of a predetermined amount of oxygen;

f. operating the gasification reactor at a temperature in the range of 900° C. to 1700° C. and a pressure of from 20 to 100
bars;

g. subjecting the feedstock to partial oxidation to produce hydrogen, carbon monoxide and a slag material;
h. recovering the hydrogen and carbon monoxide from the reactor in the form of a synthesis gas;
i. passing the hot synthesis gas to a water-cooled heat exchanger to cool the synthesis gas; and
j. recovering high pressure steam from the heat exchanger and introducing the steam into a turbine to produce electricity.

US Pat. No. 9,237,503

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDOFF BETWEEN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) AND A UNIVERSAL MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM (UMTS)

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for use in a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:
the UE communicating data via a cellular access network using a first Internet Protocol (IP) address;
the UE sending a request message via the cellular access network, the request message indicating a request for location information
related to access networks available for handoff;

the UE receiving a network information message via the cellular access network, wherein the network information message is
responsive to the request message and indicates a plurality of wireless local area networks (WLANs) available for handoff;

the UE determining that the UE is within a range of coverage of at least one of the plurality of WLANs based on location information
for the UE and location information for the at least one of the plurality of WLAN, and, in response, the UE selecting a WLAN
from the plurality of WLANs for handoff based on the network information message;

the UE performing a handoff from the cellular access network to the selected WLAN; and
the UE communicating data via the selected WLAN using a second IP address.

US Pat. No. 9,237,129

METHOD TO ENABLE DEEP PACKET INSPECTION (DPI) IN OPENFLOW-BASED SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK (SDN)

Dell Software Inc., Roun...

1. A method of deep packet inspection in a Software Defined Networking environment, the method comprising:
receiving a set configuration command from a controller by a network switch, wherein the set configuration command sets an
operational mode for deep packet inspection;

receiving an address of a firewall; establishing communications with the firewall;
receiving a get configuration request from the firewall;
sending a configuration reply to the firewall, wherein the configuration reply includes the operational mode for deep packet
inspection; receiving a first packet;

determining, by hardware processor, whether information contained in the first packet does not match any entry in a flow table;
and

forwarding at least a portion of the first packet to the controller, and then forwarding at least a portion of the first packet
to the firewall if the controller determines to DPI scan this flow, wherein the firewall performs deep packet inspection on
the portion of the first packet;

sending the first packet through a port to an address identified in the flow table without looking for a message from the
firewall when the operational mode of the network switch is an observation mode; receiving a second packet;

determining that information contained in the second packet matches an entry in the flow table and DPI scan is configured
on this flow;

forwarding at least a portion of the second packet to the firewall when it is determined that the information contained in
the second packet matches an entry in the flow table when a number of bytes forwarded from the first packet is less than a
pre-determined number of bytes, wherein the firewall performs deep packet inspection on the portion of the second packet forwarded
to the firewall; and

sending the second packet through a port to an address identified in the flow table without looking for a message from the
firewall when the operational mode of the network switch is in the observation mode.

US Pat. No. 9,237,021

CERTIFICATE GRANT LIST AT NETWORK DEVICE

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A method of managing a certificate grant list, the method being performed by a network device and comprising:
providing, by the network device to a client device, a client-device certificate allowing the client device access to a secure
service provided by the network device;

signing the client-device certificate using a base media access control (MAC) address of the network device;
storing, in a certificate grant list in a memory of the network device, a hash value associated with (i) the client-device
certificate, and (ii) the base MAC address of the network device;

receiving a request, from the client device, for access to the secure service, the request including at least one of an application
specific universal unique identifier (UUID), an application name, a certificate serial number, or a certificate grant date
associated with the client device;

generating a hash value utilizing the received request and the base MAC address of the network device;
comparing the generated hash value with the hash value stored in the certificate grant list;
if the generated hash value matches the stored hash value, permitting access to the secure service; and
if the generated hash value does not match the stored hash value, denying access to the secure service.

US Pat. No. 9,236,794

CHARGE PUMP CIRCUIT AND METHODS OF OPERATIONS THEREOF

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A charge pump circuit comprising:
an input terminal for receiving an input voltage;
a common terminal;
first and second output terminals for connection to respective first and second reservoir capacitors;
first and second flying capacitor terminals for connection to a first flying capacitor;
third and fourth flying capacitor terminals for connection to a second flying capacitor;
a switch network connected to said input terminal, said common terminal, said first and second output terminals and said first,
second, third and fourth flying capacitor terminals;

said switch network being operable in at least a first mode of operation in a sequence of states comprising at least a first
state and a second state so as to generate first positive and negative output voltages respectively at said first and second
output terminals;

wherein in said first state said first and second flying capacitors are connected in series between the input terminal and
the common terminal and disconnected from the first and second output terminals; and

wherein in said second state said first flying capacitor is connected in parallel with one of the first and second reservoir
capacitors while, at the same time, said second flying capacitor is connected in parallel with the other one of said first
and second reservoir capacitors.

US Pat. No. 9,236,319

STACKED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SYSTEM

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of a stacked integrated circuit package system comprising:
providing a base integrated circuit package including:
providing a base package carrier,
mounting a base interposer over the base package carrier, the base interposer having a central aperture,
forming a base intra-stack interconnect on a top surface of the base interposer,
forming a base interposer interconnect on a bottom surface of the base interposer, and
mounting a flip chip within the central aperture and on the base package carrier; and
mounting a top integrated circuit package on the base intra-stack interconnect and over the base interposer, the top integrated
circuit package including:

a top interposer,
a top package carrier below the top interposer and with the base intra-stack interconnect on a bottom surface of the top package
carrier and with the flip chip in direct contact with the bottom surface of the top package carrier, and

a top encapsulation on the top package carrier and the top interposer with a recess therein with the top interposer exposed
by the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,235,915

IMAGE DATA GENERATION METHOD, IMAGE DATA GENERATION DEVICE, AND IMAGE DATA GENERATION PROGRAM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD, Kawa...

1. An image data generating device that generates image data, the image data comprising two or more text lines and a configuration
including one or more columns contained in each text line,
wherein presence or absence of a content in each of upper and lower rows of each column in each text line is dependent on
a text line and a column,

the image data generating device comprising a text line spacing determining section determining whether or not the content
is present in a lower row of each column contained in an upper text line of two vertically adjacent text lines and whether
or not the content is present in an upper row of each column contained in a lower text line of the two vertically adjacent
text lines,

the text line spacing determining section determining, on the basis of the determination result, whether to decrease a spacing
between the two vertically adjacent text lines and how much the spacing is decreased in a case where the spacing is decreased.

US Pat. No. 9,233,663

WIPER LEVER ASSEMBLY AND WIPER BLADE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A wiper lever assembly comprising:
a lever member configured to grip a rubber blade disposed thereunder; and
an end cover member configured to cover an end of the lever member from above, and which includes a plurality of claws formed
on both lateral sides thereof, the plurality of claws extending in an inward direction from the end cover and engaging with
both lateral sides of a lower surface of the lever member to grip the lever member,

wherein the end cover member includes a support wall which is formed at a center of the end cover member in a width direction
and is extended in a downward direction therefrom,

wherein the lever member includes a receptor in which the support wall is fitted from above, and
wherein the claws are formed at two positions of the end cover member spaced apart from each other in a longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,233,641

VEHICULAR CAMERA WITH ALIGNED HOUSING MEMBERS AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BETWEEN ALIGNED HOUSING MEMBERS

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera for mounting on a vehicle, the camera comprising:
a front housing portion;
a lens mounted to the front housing portion;
an imager that is positioned to capture image data derived from light received through the lens;
a circuit board mounted to the front housing portion, wherein the circuit board comprises circuitry that is configured to
receive signals from the imager and to send signals to another component, wherein the circuit board has a plurality of front
electrical connectors;

a rear housing member portion, wherein the rear housing portion has a rear housing alignment structure that mates with a front
housing alignment structure of the front housing portion to align the rear housing portion with respect to the front housing
portion along a first axis;

wherein the rear housing portion has a plurality of rear electrical connectors extending therefrom, wherein the rear electrical
connectors are electrically connected to the front electrical connectors;

wherein at least one of (i) the front electrical connectors comprise female electrical connectors and the rear electrical
connectors comprise male electrical connectors and (ii) the front electrical connectors comprise male electrical connectors
and the rear electrical connectors comprise female electrical connectors;

wherein at least one of the female electrical connectors has a jaw structure including first and second jaws, wherein the
first and second jaws together define a second axis along which the first and second jaws engage one of the male electrical
connectors, wherein the second axis is generally perpendicular to the first axis, and wherein the first and second jaws are
sized so that the male electrical connector is positionable therebetween over a range of positions along the second axis;
and

wherein the female electrical connector has a jaw structure biasing member that biases the jaw structure towards a home position
but permits movement of the jaw structure along a third axis that is generally perpendicular to the second axis.

US Pat. No. 9,236,165

ELECTRIC CABLE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electric cable in which a coat layer is formed of a non-crosslinked resin composition that comprises (A) 40 to 84 parts
by mass of a polypropylene homopolymer, (B) 1 to 10 parts by mass of a polypropylene-based modified resin, (C) 10 to 30 parts
by mass of a polyolefin-based copolymer, and (D) 5 to 20 parts by mass of an olefin-based elastomer and further comprises
1 to 30 parts by mass of a metal hydroxide and 10 to 80 parts by mass of a halogen-containing flame retardant based on 100
parts by mass of the resins (A), (B), (C), and (D) in total;
wherein the polypropylene-based modified resin (B) has a weight average molecular weight of 15,000 to 50,000.

US Pat. No. 9,237,304

MULTI-CHANNEL SHARING APPARATUS AND MULTI-CHANNEL SHARING METHOD

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A multi-channel sharing apparatus, comprising:
a companion chip, comprising:
a first compression circuit for generating a first bit stream and a second bit stream according to a first channel data, wherein
the resolution of the second bit stream is higher than that of the first bit stream; and

a second compression circuit for generating a third bit stream and a fourth bit stream according to a second channel data,
wherein the resolution of the fourth bit stream is higher than that of the third bit stream;

a transmission circuit for transmitting the first bit stream, the second bit stream, the third bit stream and the fourth bit
stream; and,

an application processor, comprising:
a receiving circuit for receiving the first bit stream, the second bit stream, the third bit stream and the fourth bit stream;
and

a network module for outputting a first network package according to the second bit stream, and outputting a second network
package according to the fourth bit stream.

US Pat. No. 9,235,140

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an optical column capable of projecting a beam on a target portion of a substrate, the optical column comprising a projection
system configured to project the beam onto the target portion;

a scanning movement actuator to move the substrate with a scanning speed in a scanning direction with respect to the optical
column; and

a rotating movement actuator to rotate the optical column or a part thereof with a rotating frequency resulting in a tangential
rotation speed of the beam on the target portion,

wherein the target portion has a height in the scanning direction and a tangential width mainly perpendicular to the scanning
direction, wherein the scanning speed divided by the height substantially corresponds with the tangential rotation speed of
the beam divided by the tangential width.

US Pat. No. 9,234,826

ASSESSMENT OF SHEAR FATIGUE PROPERTY OF ROLLING CONTACT METAL MATERIAL AND ESTIMATION OF FATIGUE LIMIT MAXIMUM CONTACT PRESSURE USING SAME ASSESSMENT

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A method of assessing a shear fatigue property of a metallic material that undergoes a rolling contact using a torsional
vibration converter for generating torsional vibrations, which will become positive and reversed rotations about the axis
of rotation when an electric alternating power is applied, an amplitude amplifying horn having a tip end, provided with a
mounting portion to which a metallic material is fitted coaxially and also having a base end that is fixed to the torsional
vibration converter, and operable to amplify the amplitude of the torsional vibration of the vibration converter applied to
the base end, an oscillator, an amplifier for amplifying an output of the oscillator and then applying the output to the torsional
vibration converter, and a control unit for applying an input of the control to the amplifier, which method comprises:
a testing step of determining a relation between a shear stress amplitude of the metallic material and the number of loadings
by means of an ultrasonic torsional fatigue test; and

a shear fatigue strength determining step of determining a shear fatigue strength ?lim within an ultra long life regime from the determined relation between the shear stress amplitude and the number of loadings
in accordance with a predetermined standard.

US Pat. No. 9,236,675

TERMINAL FITTING

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A terminal fitting, comprising:
a tubular connecting portion into which a mating male tab is to be inserted; and
a plate-shaped resilient contact formed separately from the connecting portion, the resilient contact having opposite first
and second end parts spaced apart in a front-back direction and being disposed in the connecting portion for resiliently contacting
the male tab inserted into the connecting portion, wherein:

the connecting portion includes at least one lock for locking the resilient contact to the connecting portion;
a support provided on the second end part of the resilient contact and supporting the resilient contact in the connecting
portion; and

the resilient contact having a part locked by the lock and provided at a position overlapping an area extending from the support
to the second end part of the resilient contact in the front-back direction, the resilient contact further having a contact
main body extending in the front-back direction and two receiving portions protruding toward opposite outer sides from the
second end part of the contact main body, the receiving portions include the part of the resilient contact locked by the lock.

US Pat. No. 9,235,837

LOG INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, WHICH MANAGES JOB HISTORY PERFORMED BY USER

Konica Minolta Business T...

1. A log information management apparatus for an image forming apparatus, the log information management apparatus comprising:
an identification information acquisition unit to acquire identification information on a user from an information storage
medium in which said identification information is stored; and

a processor configured to:
determine whether a flag is set in the information storage medium from which the identification information is acquired by
said identification information acquisition unit after said identification information acquisition unit acquires the identification
information, wherein the set flag indicates that a job history relating to processing by the user is stored in a storage device,
and which job history has not yet been transferred to the information storage medium;

write the job history in the information storage medium in which said processor determined that the flag is set, the job history
being stored by said storage device, said job history relating to the identification information acquired by said identification
information acquisition unit;

release the flag after the job history in the storage device is written by said processor in the information storage medium;
set a flag indicating that new job processing relating to billing is not completed to said information storage medium from
which the identification information is acquired by said identification information acquisition unit after the flag is released;

cause the image forming apparatus to perform a job after said flag setting unit sets the flag; and
store a job history performed by said image forming apparatus based on completion of a performance of a job.

US Pat. No. 9,235,639

FILTER REGULAR EXPRESSION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a system comprising a processor, a first regular expression based on a passing set of first strings corresponding
to alarms that are to pass through a filter;

comparing, by the system, the first regular expression with a blocked set of second strings to determine that at least a second
string of the second strings would be passed through the first regular expression, the blocked set of second strings corresponding
to alarms that are to be blocked from passing through the filter;

based on the determining that the at least one second string would be passed through the first regular expression, dividing,
by the system, the passing set into a first subset of the first strings and a second subset of the first strings based on
similarity;

determining, by the system, a second regular expression based on the first subset, and a third regular expression based on
the second subset;

in response to determining that none of the blocked set of second strings would pass through each of the second regular expression
and the third regular expression,

combining, by the system, the second regular expression and the third regular expression to determine a filter regular expression
that represents the filter,

filtering, by the system using the filter regular expression, an alarm received from a device; and
in response to the received alarm passing through the filter regular expression, performing, by the system, an action to address
an issue corresponding to the received alarm.

US Pat. No. 9,235,545

SINGLE WIRE CONCURRENT BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION FOR PSU

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A communication system, comprising:
a first device comprising a signal recognizer connected to a first end of a control line, and a path to ground connected to
the first end of the control line, the path to ground comprising a first transistor and a first resistor with a resistance
R1A; and

a second device comprising a signal generator connected to a second end of the control line via a second resistor with a resistance
R2, the second device also comprises a receiver connected to the second end of the control line, wherein:

the signal generator is configured to generate a signal at the second end of the control line;
the signal represents a message from the second device;
the signal recognizer is configured to recognize the message from the second device from the signal;
first transistor is switchable between a conductive state and a non-conductive state responsive to the signal recognizer to
provide a modification of the signal;

when the first transistor is in the conductive state, a voltage V of the signal is divided between the first resistor and
the second resistor;

the modification of the signal represents a message from the first device; and
the receiver of the second device is configured to recognize the message from the first device from the modification of the
signal.