US Pat. No. 9,238,700

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ETHYLENE COPOLYMERS IN THE PRESENCE OF FREE-RADICAL POLYMERIZATION INITIATOR BY COPOLYMERIZING ETHYLENE, A BI- OR MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMONOMER AND OPTIONALLY FURTHER COMONOMERS

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A process for preparing ethylene copolymers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiator at pressures in the
range of from 160 MPa to 350 MPa and temperatures in the range of from 100° C. to 350° C. in a tubular reactor by copolymerizing
ethylene, a bi- or multifunctional comonomer and optionally further comonomers, wherein the bi- or multifunctional comonomer
has a structure represented by general formula (I):

wherein
R1 is methyl or hydrogen,

X1 is —O— or —NH—,

R2 each R2 can be identical or different and is selected from —Si(CH3)2—, —CH2—O— or —Si(CH3)2—O—,

n is from 1 to 32,
X2 is —C(O)—, —CHOH— or —CHSH—, and

R3 is C1-C10-alkyl or hydrogen,

or the unit X2—R3 stands for —CH?CH2,
wherein the bi- or multi-functional comonomer bears at least two different functional groups, of which at least one is an
unsaturated group and at least another functional group can act as chain transfer agent in radical ethylene polymerization.

US Pat. No. 9,240,436

DISPLAY PANEL AND PIXEL ARRAY THEREOF

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A display panel having a pixel array, the pixel array of the display panel comprising a plurality of 2×6 sub-pixel matrixes,
each of the sub-pixel matrixes comprising four brightness sub-pixels, four first sub-pixels P11˜P14, and four second sub-pixels P21˜P24, in the sub-pixel matrixes:
a first column sequentially comprising the first sub-pixel P11 and the second sub-pixel P21;

a second column sequentially comprising the first brightness sub-pixel and the second brightness sub-pixel;
a third column sequentially comprising the second sub-pixel P22 and the first sub-pixel P12;

a fourth column sequentially comprising the first sub-pixel P13 and the second sub-pixel P23;

a fifth column sequentially comprising the third brightness sub-pixel and the fourth brightness sub-pixel; and
a sixth column sequentially comprising the second sub-pixel P24 and the first sub-pixel P14;

wherein all of the first sub-pixels and the second sub-pixels are disposed around the brightness sub-pixels, and the first
sub-pixels and the second sub-pixels are respectively disposed at two adjacent sides of the brightness sub-pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,239,907

TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFYING MISLEADING APPLICATIONS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A method for identifying misleading applications comprising:
receiving a request for network data;
parsing the request for network data, using a misleading application identification device, to determine if one or more portions
of the request match a suspicious indicator, wherein parsing the request for network data comprises matching a portion of
the request for network data against one or more keywords, and wherein the suspicious indicator is a portion of the request
other than a source address and a connection port;

identifying, using the misleading application identification device, the suspicious indicator without using a known malware
domain, a known malware signature, or a known malware network indicia, wherein identification is performed prior to receiving
any network data from a target of the request; and

performing a specified action in the event one or more portions of the request match the suspicious indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,237,842

COMPUTERIZED REFRACTION AND ASTIGMATISM DETERMINATION

OPTERNATIVE, INC., Chica...

1. A method for determining a corrective lenses prescription for a patient comprising, separately, for each eye of the patient:
determining an astigmatism prescription for the patient via a computerized screen and without the use of a refractor lens
assembly, wherein determining the astigmatism prescription for the patient comprises testing for a cylinder component by sequentially
presenting at least two cylinder diagrams to the patient via the computerized screen and enabling the patient to select at
least one input per cylinder diagram, wherein the at least one input per cylinder diagram corresponds to a cylinder measurement
used to determine the corrective lenses prescription for the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,240,204

PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING DISC

WD Media (Singapore) Pte....

1. A perpendicular magnetic disk comprising:
on a base and in the order from bottom,
a first granular magnetic layer group consisting of a plurality of magnetic layers each having a granular structure;
a non-magnetic layer having Ru or a Ru alloy as a main component;
a second granular magnetic layer group consisting of a plurality of magnetic layers each having the granular structure; and
an auxiliary recording layer having a CoCrPtRu alloy as a main component,
wherein the magnetic layers of the first granular magnetic layer group that are closer to a top surface of an uppermost layer
of the first granular magnetic layer group have an equal or smaller content of Pt than the magnetic layers of the first granular
magnetic layer group that are closer to a bottom surface of a lowermost layer of the first granular magnetic layer group,

wherein the magnetic layers of the second granular magnetic layer group that are closer to a top surface of an uppermost layer
of the second granular magnetic layer group have an equal or smaller content of Pt and have a larger content of an oxide than
the magnetic layers of the second granular magnetic layer group that are closer to a bottom surface of a lowermost layer of
the second granular magnetic layer group,

wherein the lowermost layer of each of the first granular magnetic layer group and the second granular magnetic layer group
contains Cr2O3 and does not contain SiO2 and TiO2 as an oxide forming a grain boundary having the granular structure,

wherein a second lowermost layer of each of the first granular magnetic layer group and the second granular magnetic layer
group contain SiO2 or TiO2 as an oxide forming a grain boundary having the granular structure, and

wherein the first granular magnetic layer group, the second granular magnetic layer group and the auxiliary recording layer
satisfy the following requirement:

T1/2>T2 and T2/2>T3,

wherein T1 represents the sum of the thickness of the first granular magnetic layer group, the thickness of the second granular magnetic
layer group and the thickness of the auxiliary recording layer, T2 represents the sum of the thickness of the second granular magnetic layer group and the auxiliary recording layer and T3 represents the thickness of the auxiliary recording layer.

US Pat. No. 9,237,864

ANALYTE SENSORS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A continuous analyte sensor configured for in vivo use, the continuous analyte sensor comprising:
an elongated conductive body comprising a first electrode comprising an electroactive surface, wherein the elongated conductive
body further comprises a second electrode; and

a membrane covering at least a portion of the first electrode;
wherein the continuous analyte sensor has a yield strength at least 60 ksi, wherein the continuous analyte sensor has a fatigue
life of at least 20 cycles of flexing from about 45° to about ?45° at a bend radius of about 0.031-inches.

US Pat. No. 9,239,893

METHOD AND PROCESS COMPUTER FOR COMPUTATION OF THE STATE VARIABLES OF A HYBRID DIFFERENTIAL-ALGEBRAIC PROCESS MODEL

Art Systems Software GmbH...

1. Method for computation of the state variables of a hybrid differential-algebraic process model (hybrid DAP) in succeeding
time steps on a process computer with a process interface, comprising the steps of:
A) setting up the process computer such that at least one process variable of a physical process can be at least one of:
1) detected by the process computer via the process interface and
2) output for influencing the physical process by the process computer via the process interface,
B) determining a current mode of the hybrid DAP in a computation process by evaluating state variables for deviation of a
current mode of the hybrid DAP from a prior mode of the hybrid DAP,

C) choosing a mode-specific process model, which is less complex than the hybrid DAP by only activating a subset part of the
hybrid DAP and which corresponds to the current mode from a group of executable mode-specific process models and basing a
further computation on the chosen mode-specific process model, and

D) for obtaining executable mode-specific process models for said group,
1) using a prediction process for determining at least one probable future mode of the hybrid DAP by evaluating the state
variables,

2) extracting a mode-specific DAP which corresponds to the determined at least one probable future mode from the hybrid DAP,
3) producing an executable mode-specific process model from the extracted mode-specific DAP and supplying executable mode-specific
process model produced to the group of executable mode-specific process models, and

E) to the extent necessary as determined by the computations of the preceding steps, using the process computer to influence
the physical process via the process interface,

wherein the hybrid DAP is a structurally variant, omnipotent and all-encompassing differential-algebraic model and therefore
contains any case configurations of the hybrid process model.

US Pat. No. 9,238,076

POLYMER-BASED SUSTAINED RELEASE DEVICE

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A composition suitable for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes, consisting essentially of:
purified 50:50 DL PLG 4A polymer;
about 3% to about 5% (w/w) exendin-4; and
about 2% (w/w) sucrose;
wherein a total pore volume of the composition is about 0.1 mL/g or less as determined using mercury intrusion porosimetry
to provide a release profile having a ratio of maximum serum concentration of the exendin-4 during the period of release (Cmax) to average serum concentration of the exendin-4 during the period of release (Cave) of about 3 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,238,021

METHOD OF PRODUCING A CATIONIC LIPOSOMAL PREPARATION COMPRISING A LIPOPHILIC COMPOUND

Medigene AG, Planegg-Mar...

1. A dehydrated preparation of a cationic liposomal composition, wherein the cationic liposomal composition has a pH of between
about 3 and 7 and comprises a lipophilic active compound of at least about 0.1%, at least one cationic lipid of at least about
30 mol %, optionally at least one further amphiphile of up to about 69.9 mol %, a lipophilic active compound of at least about
2 mol %, and a stabilizing agent of about 0.1% (m/v) to about 20% (m/v).
US Pat. No. 9,238,711

HYDROXYLAMINO POLYMER AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Bayer Intellectual Proper...

1. A process for the preparation of a hydroxy-amino polymer, comprising:
a) reacting an H-functional starter compound which has at least one Zerewitinoff-active H atom with an unsaturated cyclic
carboxylic acid anhydride to form a carboxyl-group-containing prepolymer,

b) reacting the carboxyl-group-containing prepolymer with at least one epoxide compound to form a hydroxyl-group-containing
prepolymer,

c) adding a primary amine and/or ammonia to the double bond of the hydroxyl-group-containing prepolymer formed in b) to yield
the hydroxy-amino polymer,

wherein a catalyst is added to the reaction mixture at the same time as or prior to the reaction of the carboxyl-group-containing
prepolymer with the epoxide compound, with the catalyst comprising one or more tertiary amines; and the ratio of the number
of moles of carboxylic acid anhydride to the number of moles of Zerewitinoff-active H atoms of the H-functional starter compound
is from at least 0.9:1 to 1.5:1.

US Pat. No. 9,240,887

OFF-HOST AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An off-host authentication system, comprising:
an authentication information handling system (IHS) that is coupled to a network;
a host processing system;
an off-host processing system that is coupled to the host processing system and that is coupled to the authentication IHS
through the network, wherein the off-host processing system is configured to:

receive an authentication credential input from a user;
encrypt the authentication credential input to produce an encrypted authentication credential input;
provide the encrypted authentication credential input to the authentication IHS through the network;
receive an encrypted secondary authentication token from the authentication IHS through the network, wherein the encrypted
secondary authentication token is sent by the authentication IHS through the network in response to decrypting the encrypted
authentication credential input to retrieve the authentication credential input and validating the authentication credential
input;

decrypt the encrypted secondary authentication token to produce a decrypted secondary authentication token and use the decrypted
secondary authentication token to retrieve a tertiary authentication token; and

provide the tertiary authentication token to the host processing system; and
wherein at least one of the authentication IHS, the host processing system, and the off-host processing system utilizes a
hardware processor.

US Pat. No. 9,239,383

WIDE BEAM SAR FOCUSING METHOD USING NAVIGATION SOLUTION DERIVED FROM AUTOFOCUS DATA

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method for forming a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image, from SAR data and a navigation profile, the method comprising:
generating a first SAR image from the SAR data and the navigation profile;
dividing the SAR image into image blocks;
selecting a subset of the image blocks;
applying an autofocus algorithm to each of the selected image blocks to form phase error profile estimates for the selected
image blocks;

generating a navigation error profile estimate from the phase error profile estimates; and
generating a second SAR image from the SAR data, the navigation profile, and the navigation error profile estimate,
displaying the second SAR image on a display.

US Pat. No. 9,240,957

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYMMETRIC SWITCHING FABRICS

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. An information handing system comprising:
a first switching tier of a switching fabric comprising a plurality of leaf switches;
a second switching tier of the switching fabric comprising one or more spine switches; and
a plurality of interlinks for coupling the plurality of leaf switches to the one or more spine switches;
wherein each of the plurality of leaf switches comprises:
one or more first ports configured to couple each of the plurality of leaf switches to other network devices outside the switching
fabric; and

one or more second ports for coupling each of the plurality of leaf switches to each of the one or more spine switches using
one or more of the plurality of interlinks; wherein:

a ratio of a number of first ports and a number of second ports is selected based on information associated with an oversubscription
ratio;

for each pair of a first switch selected from the plurality of leaf switches and a second switch selected from the one or
more spine switches, a same number of first interlinks selected from the plurality of interlinks couple the first switch to
the second switch; and

a number of leaf switches equals a number of downlinks and uplinks desired for the switching fabric divided by a number of
first ports for each of the leaf switches rounded up.

US Pat. No. 9,241,431

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING TOOL AND WIRE HARNESS

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electromagnetic shielding tool comprising:
a metallic cloth including a first outer edge portion and a second outer edge portion on a side opposite to the first outer
edge portion, the metallic cloth comprising a metallic thread fabric; and

a plurality of bracket sets configured to hold the first outer edge portion and the second outer edge portion in a shape of
a ring that surrounds a periphery of an electrical wire,

wherein each of the bracket sets comprises:
two elongated portions comprising a conductive material, the elongated portions joined to the metallic cloth and arranged
in series along an outer edge portion of the metallic cloth and fixed to each other on two opposite sides of the electrical
wire to form the ring that surrounds the electrical wire, and

at least one coupling portion that couples end portions of the two elongated portions to each other to detachably fix the
two elongated portions in the ring shape.

US Pat. No. 9,241,105

CAMERA MODULE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

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

1. A method for controlling a camera module, the method comprising:
displaying a preview image obtained by the camera module on a display;
receiving at least first and second touch inputs on the preview image on the display;
determining an average luminance of a first luminance at a first area receiving the first touch input and a second luminance
at a second area receiving the second touch input; and

obtaining an image having the average luminance by the camera module.

US Pat. No. 9,240,274

COMMON MODE FILTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A common mode filter, comprising:
an external magnetic layer;
an insulating layer formed on the external magnetic layer and having coil electrodes therein;
a protecting layer having an opening part, wherein the opening part is formed on the insulating layer;
an internal magnetic layer formed inside the opening part of the protecting layer such that the internal magnetic layer is
not exposed to an exterior; and

external electrode terminals connected with end portions of the coil electrodes, wherein the external electrode terminals
pass through the protecting layer along with side surfaces of the protecting layer so that side surfaces of the external electrode
terminals are exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,241,066

SECURE CALL ANALYSIS AND SCREENING OF A SECURE CONNECTION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a communication interface operable to communicate with an associated call control agent associated with a call control server,
wherein the call control agent is operable to communicate, via the communication interface, media keying material to at least
first and second communication endpoints to establish a secure, bidirectional real-time voice communication session between
the communication endpoints; and

decryption and correlation logic associated with a voice analysis device communicatively coupled with the communication interface,
wherein the decryption and correlation logic is operable to pre-establish an authenticated connection with the call control
agent,

wherein the decryption and correlation logic obtains, via the communication interface, computer telephony integration events
from the call control agent, wherein the computer telephony integration events comprise communication of the media keying
material from the call control agent to the voice analysis device, and wherein the communication interface receives telephone
integration events with new media keying material according to a key derivation rate,

wherein the decryption and correlation logic is responsive to correlate the computer integration events with the new keying
material to corresponding secure media packets and to decrypt the corresponding secure media packets employing the new media
keying material,

wherein a first secure transport layer security connection is established between the communication interface and a call control
agent through a computer telephony integration connection for receiving the computing telephony integration events,

wherein a second secure transport layer security connection is established between the communication endpoints,
wherein a session key is received into the decryption and correlation logic from the associated call control agent, in accordance
with a pre-established authenticated connection, through the secure computer telephony integration channel for decrypting
signals from the associated call control agent;

wherein the decryption and correlation logic sniffs via the communication interface a secure media packet sent from the first
endpoint to the second endpoint,

wherein the decryption and correlation logic sniffs via the communication interface a secure media packet sent from the second
endpoint to the first endpoint,

wherein the decryption and correlation logic correlates the computer telephony integration events with the secure media packet
sent from the first endpoint to the second endpoint and decrypts the secure media packet with the keying material from the
correlated computer telephony events in accordance with the received session key, and

wherein the decryption and correlation logic correlates the computer telephony integration events with the secure media packet
sent from the second endpoint to the first endpoint and decrypts the secure media packet with the keying material from the
correlated computer telephony events; and

control logic coupled to the communication interface and operable to control the operation of the communication interface,
wherein the control logic performs voice quality troubleshooting for the real-time voice communication session occurring between
the first and second communication endpoints by evaluating the decrypted secure media packets.

US Pat. No. 9,241,424

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A HOUSING MADE OF PROFILE MATERIAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an insertion housing that is produced from a profile element having a closed cross-section and that includes a first opening
and a second opening arranged at opposite ends of the housing;

a circuit board extending longitudinally within the housing between the first and second openings and having at least one
electronic component; and

a first end piece arranged on the first opening,
wherein the first opening lies in a plane which is arranged at an angle that is smaller than 90° with respect to a direction
in which the circuit board is inserted into the insertion housing,

wherein the first end piece includes a cooling element that is connected in a heat-conducting manner to the electronic component,
wherein at least one heat-conducting intermediate element is arranged between the electronic component and the cooling element,
and

wherein the heat-conducting intermediate element includes an electrically conductive plate, the electrically conductive plate
being arranged directly on the electronic component and including a connecting element having elastic properties that connects
the electrically conductive plate to the cooling element.

US Pat. No. 9,239,268

CALIBRATION OF PHOTOELECTROMAGNETIC SENSOR IN A LASER SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A system comprising:
an energy monitor within a laser source of a laser-produced plasma (LPP) extreme ultraviolet (EUV) system, the energy monitor
configured to measure laser pulses having a same wavelength and occurring in a burst, the energy monitor comprising:

a power meter configured to measure an average power of the laser pulses over a defined period of time, and
a photoelectromagentic (PEM) detector configured to provide a first voltage signal indicative of a temporal profile of the
burst of the laser pulses over at least a portion of the defined period of time;

a calibration module configured to determine a calibration coefficient based on the average power and the first voltage signal,
the calibration coefficient being a ratio of an energy of the burst of the laser pulses determined from the average power
and an integral of the first voltage signal; and

a single pulse energy calculation (SPEC) module configured to determine an energy of a subsequent pulse of the series of the
laser pulses based on the calibration coefficient and a pulse integral of a second voltage signal provided by the PEM detector
indicating a temporal profile of the subsequent pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,240,750

FORCED AIR COOLING-TYPE POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A forced air cooling-type power conversion device including power conversion circuits equipped with a plurality of semiconductor
elements and a capacitor that stores direct-current power supply, the forced air cooling-type power conversion device converting
electric power input from a power supply into an arbitrary value and outputting the electric power to a motor, the forced
air cooling-type power conversion device comprising:
power conversion modules each including:
a part of the semiconductor elements configuring the power conversion circuits;
a cooler base section on which the semiconductor elements are mounted; and
a cooler fin section provided on a rear side of a surface in the cooler base section on which the semiconductor elements are
mounted; and

power conversion sub-blocks each including:
a cooler attachment member to which the cooler fin sections in at least a pair of the power conversion modules are attached
to face each other; and

conductor plates connected to the semiconductor elements, wherein
a plurality of the power conversion sub-blocks configure a power conversion block with a plurality of the conductor plates
arranged perpendicularly to a connection conductor plate arranged in parallel to the bottom surface of the forced air cooling-type
power conversion device,

a plurality of the cooler fin sections arranged on an inner side of the cooler attachment member are collectively cooled by
cooling air, and

the power conversion block is connected to the capacitor and another power conversion block by the connection conductor plate.

US Pat. No. 9,240,621

MICRO-STRIP CROSSTALK COMPENSATION USING STUBS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

8. A system comprising:
a synchronous dynamic random access memory;
a memory controller; and
a plurality of micro-strip conductors coupled to the memory and the memory controller, each conductor having a compensating
portion coupled with a remaining portion, the compensating portion including a plurality of stubs to compensate for crosstalk
in the remaining portion, wherein a first stub of the plurality of stubs nearest to the remaining portion and a second stub
of the plurality of stubs farthest from the remaining portion sandwich all remaining stubs of the plurality of stubs, wherein
the second stub is adjacent to a stub only in a direction facing the remaining portion towards the first stub, and wherein
a length of the compensating portion from the first stub to the second stub is less than a length of the remaining portion.

US Pat. No. 9,240,319

CHALCOGENIDE-CONTAINING PRECURSORS, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME FOR THIN FILM DEPOSITION

1. A method for the deposition of a chalcogenide-containing film, comprising the steps of:
a) introducing into a reactor containing at least one substrate a vapor of at least one chalcogenide-containing precursor
selected from the group consisting of Me2Ge(TetBu)2, tBu2Ge(TetBu)2, Me2Ge(TeSiMe3)2, (Me3Si)2Ge(TeSiMe3)2, Me2Si(TeMe)2, Me2Si(TetBu)2, tBu2Si(TetBu)2, Me2Si(TeSiMe3)2, (Me3Si)2Si(TeSiMe3)2, MeGe(TeMe)3, MeGe(TetBu)3, (SiMe3)Ge(TeSiMe3)3, MeSi(TeMe)3, MeSi(TetBu)3, and (SiMe3)Si(TeSiMe3); and

b) depositing at least part of the at least one chalcogenide-containing precursor onto the at least one substrate to form
a chalcogenide-containing film on at least one surface of the at least one substrate using a vapor deposition process.

US Pat. No. 9,240,743

VEHICLE POWER-GENERATION CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A vehicle power-generation control device for a vehicle including:
an internal-combustion engine for giving and receiving motive power with respect to a drive shaft of the vehicle; and
a rotating electrical machine for giving and receiving motive power with respect to the internal-combustion engine through
a drive belt, the rotating electrical machine being subjected to variable output control,

the vehicle power-generation control device comprising:
a rotating electrical machine revolution speed acquiring section for determining a revolution speed of the rotating electrical
machine;

a rotating electrical machine voltage detecting section for detecting a voltage of the rotating electrical machine;
a rotating electrical machine current detecting section for determining an actual current of the rotating electrical machine;
a power-generation torque command generating section for calculating a power-generation torque command for the rotating electrical
machine based on a state of the vehicle;

a generated current estimating section for estimating a rotating electrical machine estimated current based on estimated power-generation
torque for controlling power generation of the rotating electrical machine based on the power-generation torque command, the
revolution speed of a rotating electrical machine determined by the rotating electrical machine revolution speed acquiring
section, and a rotating electrical machine voltage determined by the rotating electrical machine voltage detecting section;

a generated current difference determining section for determining that a generated current difference has occurred in a case
where a rotating electrical machine actual current detected by the rotating electrical machine current detecting section is
smaller by a first predetermined value or more than the rotating electrical machine estimated current estimated by the generated
current estimating section and outputting limiting power-generation torque for limiting the power-generation torque command,
and determining that the generated current difference has not occurred in a case where a difference between the rotating electrical
machine actual current and the rotation electrical machine estimated current is smaller than a second predetermined value
which is smaller than the first predetermined value from a state in which the generated current difference has occurred and
stopping output of the limiting power-generation torque; and

a power-generation control section for controlling the power generation of the rotating electrical machine in accordance with
the estimated power-generation torque with use of the power-generation torque command as the estimated power-generation torque,
and controlling the power generation of the rotating electrical machine in accordance with the estimated power-generation
torque obtained by limiting the power-generation torque command to the limiting power-generation torque at a time of occurrence
of the generated current difference.

US Pat. No. 9,240,699

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:
a charging unit charging a battery with charging power by converting input power into the charging power having a predetermined
level and after the charging is completed, supplying the charged power from the battery;

a main power supplying unit converting the input power into main power having a predetermined level to supply the main power
to a load during the charging of the battery by the charging unit, and after the charging of the battery by the charging unit
is completed, converting the charged power from the charging unit into the main power to supply the main power to the load;
and

an auxiliary power supplying unit not receiving a power supply during the charging of the battery by the charging unit, and
after the charging of the battery by the charging unit is completed, converting the charged power from the charging unit into
auxiliary power having a predetermined level to supply the auxiliary power to another load.

US Pat. No. 9,239,014

AUTOMOTIVE CONTROL DEVICE AND PERIOD MEASUREMENT METHOD FOR THE SAME

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An automotive control device comprising:
a digital filter which processes a pulse signal output in synchronization with rotation of a rotating body which is rotated
by an engine of a vehicle;

an analog filter which processes the pulse signal;
a period measurement unit which receives an output signal of the digital filter and an output signal of the analog filter,
and outputs a measured value of a period of the pulse signal,

a conversion unit which converts a predetermined angle of the rotating body to time on the basis of the measured value of
the period output by the period measurement unit;

a correction unit which corrects the time on the basis of a phase difference between the output signal of the analog filter
and the output signal of the digital filter;

an angle detection unit which measures the time corrected by the correction unit based on the output signal of the digital
filter serving as a reference, and outputs a detection signal of an angle of the rotating body; and

a control unit which performs a control process in the vehicle on the basis of the angle detected by the angle detection unit.

US Pat. No. 9,238,139

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A cutaneous electrode assembly for trigeminal nerve stimulation for treatment of a neuropsychiatric disorder, the cutaneous
electrode assembly comprising:
a first pair of contacts configured for placement on a first region of a patient's face;
a second pair of contacts configured for placement on a second region of the patient's face; and
an insulating connection region connecting the first pair of contacts and the second pair of contacts,
wherein the first pair of contacts and the second pair of contacts are configured to contact a portion of the patient's face
overlying the cutaneous distribution of at least one branch of the trigeminal nerve and to stimulate said branch of said nerve
with minimal or no current penetration below the surface of the skull, and wherein the first pair of contacts and the second
pair of contacts are spaced apart according to the distance between the at least one branch of the trigeminal nerve on one
side of the patient's face and the at least one branch of the trigeminal nerve on an opposing side of the patient's face.

US Pat. No. 9,240,913

FULL-DUPLEX CAPACITY ALLOCATION FOR OFDM-BASED COMMUNICATION

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:
transmitting a first data frame, with a transmitter of a first device, along at least one of a plurality of subcarriers, the
first data frame including information associated with one or more additional data frames pending transmission by the transmitter;

receiving a second data frame, with a receiver of the first device, subsequently to the first data frame, the second data
frame including information regarding any pending data frames enqueued to be sent to the receiver by one or more other devices;
and

dynamically selecting, by a processor of the first device, whether to transmit the one or more additional frames in half-duplex
mode or in full-duplex mode based on the information included in the received second data frame, wherein the first device
selects a subset of the plurality of subcarriers to transmit the additional frames when full-duplex mode is selected and the
selected subset of the plurality of subcarriers do not overlap subcarriers used by the one or more other devices for transmitting,
wherein the first device selects the entire plurality of subcarriers to transmit the additional frames when half-duplex mode
is selected, and wherein the first device selects half-duplex mode in response to the information included in the received
second data frame indicating that there are no pending data frames enqueued to be sent to the receiver of the first device
by the one or more other devices.

US Pat. No. 9,241,395

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DROPLET TIMING IN AN LPP EUV LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A system for timing firing of a source laser in an EUV LPP light source having a droplet generator which releases a droplet
at a predetermined speed, the source laser firing pulses at an irradiation site, comprising:
a droplet illumination module comprising a first line laser for generating a first laser curtain between the droplet generator
and the irradiation site;

a droplet detection module comprising a first sensor for detecting a flash from the first laser curtain when a droplet passes
through the first laser curtain; and

a first controller for determining, based upon the flash from the first laser curtain, the distance from the first curtain
to the irradiation site, and the speed of the droplet, when the source laser should fire a pulse so as to irradiate the droplet
when the droplet reaches the irradiation site, and generating a timing signal instructing the source laser to fire at such
time.

US Pat. No. 9,240,642

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector having a flat cable connecting portion connected to a flat cable and a flat mating portion mated with another
connector, the connector comprising:
a plurality of terminals arranged on the mating portion for establishing contact with terminals on the other connector;
a conductive connecting portion exposed on the cable connecting portion and connected to conductive trace connecting portions
on the flat cable, and

a plurality of wiring lines extending from the mating portion to the cable connecting portion, each one electrically connecting
a terminal to the corresponding conductive trace connecting portion;

wherein the conductive connecting portion having a protrusion formed on the wiring lines, and the upper surface of the protrusion
being substantially the same height as one outer surface of the cable connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,239,807

PROVIDING BUS RESILIENCY IN A HYBRID MEMORY SYSTEM

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of providing bus resiliency in a hybrid memory system, the hybrid memory system comprising a host memory controller
and a non-volatile memory DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module), the DIMM coupled to the host memory controller by a memory bus,
the DIMM comprising non-volatile memory, a DIMM bus adapter, and a local memory controller, the local memory controller configured
to control memory accesses within the DIMM, the DIMM bus adapter configured to adapt the local memory controller to the bus
for memory communications with the host memory controller in accordance with a bus protocol, the method comprising:
discovering, by the DIMM bus adapter, a memory error in the DIMM;
providing, by the DIMM bus adapter to the host memory controller, an indication of an error by emulating a hardware error
native to the bus protocol; and

performing, by the host memory controller, one or more resiliency measures responsive to the indication of the error.

US Pat. No. 9,241,260

KEY SHARING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION (MTC) SERVER

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A key sharing method for a Machine Type Communication (MTC) server, comprising:
performing, by an MTC device, safe communications with a first MTC server via a Generic Bootstrapping Architecture (GBA) process,
wherein a session key KNAF is established between the MTC device and the first MTC server during the safe communications;

when the MTC device needs to perform safe communications with a second MTC server, sending, by the MTC device, a request message
to the second MTC server to request the second MTC server to use the session key KNAF between the MTC device and the first MTC server; wherein the request message contains a bootstrapping identifier (B-TID) currently
used by the MTC device and the first MTC server, and a host identifier NAF-ID1 of the first MTC server;

after receiving the request message from the MTC device, sending, by the second MTC server, an authentication request to a
Bootstrapping Server Function (BSF), wherein the authentication request contains a host identifier NAF-ID2 of the second MTC server, the B-TID, and the host identifier NAF-ID1 of the first MTC server;

after receiving the authentication request from the second MTC server, generating, by the BSF, a session key KNAF according to the B-TID and the NAF-ID1 included in the authentication request, and sending the generated KNAF to the second MTC server via an authentication request response message;

after receiving the session key KNAF, sending, by the second MTC server, a request response message to the MTC device;

performing, by the MTC device, the safe communications with the second MTC server by using the session key KNAF between the MTC device and the first MTC server while the MTC device performs the safe communications with the first MTC server.

US Pat. No. 9,240,658

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH A PLURALITY OF HOUSINGS EACH WITH A WAFER AND PLURALITY OF CONTACTS

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

1. A connector system, comprising:
a first housing supporting a first wafer, the first wafer having a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal, the
first and second signal terminals having first contacts positioned in a first row;

a second housing supporting a second wafer, the second wafer having a third signal terminal and a fourth signal terminal,
the third and fourth signal terminals have second contacts positioned in a second row; and

a third housing supporting a terminal array, the terminal array including a fifth signal terminal and sixth signal terminal,
the fifth and sixth signal terminals including first contact ends and second contact ends, the first contact ends engaging
the first contacts and the second contact ends engaging the second contacts, wherein the first row is perpendicular to the
second row and the fifth and six terminals are folded so that the first contacts are aligned perpendicular to the second contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,239,437

FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR REMOVAL CLIPS

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

1. A fiber optic connector removal clip for engaging a fiber optic connector, the fiber optic connector having a body section
with a shoulder surface, the body section being generally rectangular and having four side surfaces, the clip comprising:
an engagement portion, a force transmitting portion and a handle portion;
the engagement portion being configured to engage the body section of the fiber optic connector, the engagement portion having
a web, a pair of arms extending from the web to define a body receiving four-sided receptacle, each arm including a generally
inwardly directed end portion, the pair of arms being a first distance apart, the end portions of the pair of arms being a
second distance apart, the second distance being less than the first distance, and upon positioning the body section of the
fiber optic connector within the body receiving receptacle, the web engages a first side surface of the body section, a first
arm engages a second side surface of the body section, a second arm engages a third side surface of the body section, and
the end portions of the pair of arms cooperatively engage a fourth side surface of the body section, and the engagement portion
further having an engagement surface to engage the shoulder surface of the fiber optic connector; and

the force transmitting portion being positioned between the engagement portion and the handle portion for transmitting digital
connector removal force applied by a user to the handle portion and from the engagement surface to the shoulder surface of
the fiber optic connector to facilitate remove of the fiber optic connector.

US Pat. No. 9,240,768

DUPLEXER WITH TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION FILTERS EACH INCLUDING RESONATORS FORMED ON DIFFERENT CHIPS

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

1. A duplexer including a transmission filter and a reception filter, a passband of one filter of the transmission filter
and the reception filter being lower than a passband of the other of the transmission filter and the reception filter, wherein:
each of the transmission filter and the reception filter includes a series resonator and a parallel resonator connected in
a ladder shape,

first resonators that are the series resonator of the one filter and the parallel resonator of the other filter and are formed
on a first chip,

second resonators that are the series resonator of the other filter and the parallel resonator of the one filter and are formed
on a second chip that is different from the first chip, and

wherein a temperature coefficient of frequency of the first resonators is smaller than a temperature coefficient of frequency
of the second resonators.

US Pat. No. 9,240,638

MEZZANINE CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL BRICK

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a first mounting face and a first mating face positioned on opposite sides of the housing, the housing having
a channel extending from the mounting face to the mating face; and

a terminal brick positioned in the channel, the terminal brick including a pod and a U-shaped ground terminal, the pod comprising
a pair of signal terminals positioned in a frame, each signal terminal having a contact, a tail and a body extending between
the tail, the signal terminals aligned so as to provide edge-to-edge coupling, wherein the terminal brick is configured to
be inserted into the channel in a first direction that extends between the tail and the contact of the signal terminal and
the pod is configured to be inserted into the U-shaped ground terminal in a direction that is transverse to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,240,523

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT, OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT, AND COMPONENT ARRANGEMENT HAVING A PLURALITY OF OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic component comprising a semiconductor layer arranged on a copper layer, wherein
the copper layer is formed as a carrier substrate for the semiconductor layer,
an entire exposed surface of the copper layer having horizontal and lateral surfaces is coated with a metal layer, wherein
the lateral areas of the copper layer are covered completely with the metal layer, and

only lateral portions of the metal layer covering the lateral areas of the copper layer are oxidized so that a protective
layer is formed on the lateral areas of the copper layer, wherein the protective layer is a metal oxide layer which prevents
copper migration into the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,240,485

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A thin film transistor comprising:
a substrate;
a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode and a semiconductor layer formed on the substrate;
a gate insulating layer between the gate electrode and the semiconductor layer or between the gate electrode and the source
and drain electrodes;

an etching stop layer between the semiconductor layer and the source and drain electrodes having a source contact hole and
a drain contact hole therein; and

a source buffer layer between the source electrode and the semiconductor layer and a drain buffer layer between the drain
electrode and the semiconductor layer,

wherein the source and drain electrodes are metal Cu electrodes, and the source and drain buffer layers are Cu alloy layer;
wherein the source buffer layer directly contacts the etching stop layer, and the drain buffer layer directly contacts the
etching stop layer; the source buffer layer directly contacts the source electrode, and the drain buffer layer directly contacts
the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,241,429

POWER MODULE AND POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS USING SAME

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power module comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor devices constituting upper/lower arms of an inverter circuit;
a plurality of conductive plates arranged to face electrode surfaces of the semiconductor devices; and
a module case configured to accommodate the semiconductor devices and the conductive plates,
wherein the module case includes,
a heat radiation member made of plate-like metal and facing a surface of the conductive plate, and
a metallic frame body having an opening portion that is closed by the heat radiation member,
wherein a heat radiation fin unit having a plurality of heat radiation fins vertically arranged thereon is provided at a center
of the heat radiation member, and a joint portion with the frame body is provided at an external peripheral edge of the heat
radiation member, and

the heat radiation member has a thermal conductivity higher than that of the frame body, and the frame body is of a higher
rigidity than that of the heat radiation member.

US Pat. No. 9,240,769

PIEZOELECTRIC THIN FILM RESONATOR, FILTER, COMMUNICATION MODULE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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

1. A piezoelectric thin film resonator comprising:
a substrate;
a lower electrode provided on the substrate;
a piezoelectric film provided on the lower electrode; and
an upper electrode provided on the piezoelectric film,
wherein, at least a portion of the upper electrode and that of the lower electrode oppose each other through the piezoelectric
film, and at least a portion of a periphery of the upper electrode sticks out from an upper end portion of the piezoelectric
film and has a hood-like shape, and at least the portion of the periphery of the upper electrode sticking out like a hood
has a reversely tapered shape extending from an edge, or a location adjacent to the edge, of the piezoelectric film.

US Pat. No. 9,239,708

CONTEXTUALLY INTELLIGENT CODE EDITING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more computer readable media storing computer executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors
to cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:

transmitting to a remote resource a first code editing input that is input to a local code editing environment, the remote
resource being a web server;

receiving from the remote resource and based on the first code editing input, one or more code editing options that are contextually
valid in the local code editing environment;

receiving a second code editing input as an addition to the first code editing input to the local code editing environment;
transmitting to the remote resource an indication of a difference between the first code editing input and the second code
editing input without re-transmitting the first code editing input;

receiving, from the remote resource and based on the indication of the difference between the first code editing input and
the second code editing input, one or more additional code editing options being contextually valid in the local code editing
environment;

providing an indicator associated with an additional code editing option of the one or more additional code editing options
that indicates a number of multiple different versions of the additional code editing option;

responsive to selection of the additional code editing option, initiating a display of a user interface instrumentality configured
to enable navigation between the multiple different versions of the additional code editing option;

receiving a selection of one of the multiple different versions of the additional code editing option; and
causing the selected one of the multiple different versions of the additional code editing option to be populated to the local
code editing environment.

US Pat. No. 9,239,503

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING PIXEL UNITS WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAY REGIONS

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising a base substrate, a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines formed on the
base substrate, and a plurality of pixel units defined by the plurality of gate lines and the plurality of data lines intersecting
with each other, wherein:
each pixel unit is driven by a same gate line and a same data line;
each pixel unit includes a thin film transistor structure and at least two display regions, each display region includes a
pixel electrode, the thin film transistor structure drives the pixel electrodes in the at least two display regions simultaneously
and causes voltages applied on the pixel electrodes in the at least two display regions different from one another;

the thin film transistor structure is a composite thin film transistor that includes a gate electrode, a common source electrode,
two drain electrodes, and two channels formed respectively between the common source electrode and the two drain electrodes;
and

the two channels formed respectively between the common source electrode and the two drain electrodes are different from each
other in channel width.

US Pat. No. 9,240,586

COMPOSITIONS, LAYERINGS, ELECTRODES AND METHODS FOR MAKING

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A layering comprising:
a plurality of coatings, wherein respective coatings in the plurality of coatings comprise respective compositions based on
at least one composition, wherein the respective compositions comprise at least one of

a hydrocarbon ionomer,
a carbon-sulfur composite comprising carbon powder containing sulfur compound situated in the carbon microstructure, and
a component other than hydrocarbon ionomer and carbon-sulfur composite; wherein, said layering comprising a plurality of coatings
comprises at least one hydrocarbon ionomer and at least one carbon-sulfur composite comprising carbon powder containing sulfur
compound situated in the carbon microstructure.

US Pat. No. 9,240,529

TEXTURED PHOSPHOR CONVERSION LAYER LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:
an LED chip emitting light at a first wavelength, wherein the emitted light is extracted from both front and back sides of
the LED chip;

a lead frame to which the LED chip is attached, wherein the LED chip resides on or above a transparent plate in the lead frame
that allows the emitted light to be extracted out of the LED chip through the transparent plate in the lead frame; and

a phosphor for converting the light emitted by the LED chip at the first wavelength to a second wavelength.

US Pat. No. 9,239,376

DOPPLER AIDED INERTIAL NAVIGATION

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A system for determining the speed of a mobile device in a multipath environment, comprising:
a receiver associated with the mobile device configured to intercept at least one radio frequency emission traveling along
a plurality of reflected paths from an emitter to the receiver;

a narrowband signal detector configured to employ a spectral compression technique that includes a non-linear operation to
transform the at least one intercepted radio frequency emission into Doppler frequency observables;

a signal processor configured to employ Doppler broadening detection to determine the speed of the mobile device based on
the Doppler frequency observables.

US Pat. No. 9,240,294

TOUCH PAD MODULE HAVING A CIRCUIT BOARD INCLUDING A RECESSED AREA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A touch pad module suitable for an electronic device, the touch pad module comprising:
a circuit board, having a first surface and a recessed area below the first surface;
a trigger element standing on the first surface of the circuit board across the recessed area; and
a gap exists between the trigger element and the first surface of the circuit board, and an amount of deformation of the trigger
element towards the recessed area is larger than the gap;

wherein when the trigger element deforms by an external force, at least a part of the trigger element is located in the recessed
area; and

wherein the recessed area includes a through hole, and when the trigger element is deformed by the external force, a bottom
portion of the trigger element is located in the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,240,985

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING ACCESS TO STORAGE SPACE IN STORAGE SYSTEMS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A machine implemented method, comprising:
maintaining an access control data structure at a cached memory of a management console, wherein the management console interfaces
with a domain controller, a plurality of client computing systems, and a plurality of disparate storage systems, wherein the
domain controller comprises a stand-alone authentication server, wherein the plurality of disparate storage systems manage
storage devices and present storage space to the plurality of client computing systems;

receiving, by the management console, a request from a client computing system of the plurality of client computing systems
to access a storage volume maintained by a storage system of the plurality of disparate storage systems or to obtain information
regarding the storage volume;

using the access control data structure to determine if an identity of the client computing system has previously been validated,
wherein the access control data structure stores storage system identifiers for identifying the plurality of disparate storage
systems, an access object identifier for identifying a logical object that represents storage space that is managed by one
of the plurality of disparate storage systems and presented to the client computing system, an identifier identifying each
of the plurality of client systems, and a validity indicator indicating if the identity of the client computing system has
previously been validated;

granting, by the management console, when the identity of the client computing system has previously been validated, the request
using the access control data structure; and

validating, when the identity of the client computing system has not been previously validated, the identity of the client
computing system, wherein validation of the identity of the client computing system is performed by sending a request by the
management console to the domain controller and receiving a response from the domain controller;

updating the access control data structure with validation results, after validating the identity of the client computing
system, based, at least in part, on a response from the domain controller, wherein updating the access control data structure
comprises storing an authentication credential for the client computing system in the access control data structure; and

using the updated access control data structure for granting a future request from the client computing system.

US Pat. No. 9,240,727

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY DEVICE CONTROL CIRCUIT HAVING AN OVERCURRENT PROTECTION CONTROL CIRCUIT

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A switching power supply device control circuit, being a control circuit of a flyback type switching power supply device
that converts a voltage of an AC input into a predetermined direct current voltage by turning a switching element on and off
and that supplies a voltage to a load, comprising:
a current detecting circuit, connected to the switching element, that converts a current of the switching element into a voltage
signal;

an overcurrent protection circuit that detects an overcurrent with respect to the load based on the voltage signal converted
by the current detecting circuit;

a voltage correction circuit that corrects a reference voltage signal to the overcurrent protection circuit in response to
a change in the voltage of the AC input;

an oscillator circuit having a frequency modulating function whereby a switching frequency with respect to the switching element
can be modulated; and

a slope compensation circuit that generates a slope compensation signal increasing monotonically in proportion to an on-state
period of the switching frequency including a frequency modulation period set by the oscillator circuit, wherein the voltage
correction circuit corrects the reference voltage signal in accordance with the slope compensation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,240,365

COOLING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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

1. A cooling device, the cooling device comprising:
a thermal diffusion unit, the thermal diffusion unit having a mounting surface for mounting to a heating element, the thermal
diffusion unit configured to diffuse heat from the heating element; and

a heat transporting unit, the heat transporting unit being laminated in a thickness direction of the thermal diffusion unit
and operable to transport the heat diffused by the thermal diffusion unit;

wherein:
the thermal diffusion unit comprises:
a first upper plate;
a first lower plate spaced apart from and opposing the first upper plate;
a first internal space formed by laminating the first upper plate and the first lower plate together, a first refrigerant
disposed therein, the first refrigerant being sealed in the first internal space;

a first vapor diffusion path formed in the first internal space, the first refrigerant being vaporized and diffused therein;
the first vapor diffusion path extending in a first direction; and

a first capillary channel formed in the first internal space, the first refrigerant being condensed and circulated therein;
the heat transporting unit comprises:
a second upper plate;
a second lower plate spaced apart from and opposing the second upper plate; a second internal space formed by laminating the
second upper plate and the second lower plate, a second refrigerant disposed therein, the second refrigerant being sealed
into the second internal space;

a second vapor diffusion path formed in the second internal space, the second refrigerant being vaporized and diffused therein;
the second vapor diffusion path extending in a second direction that is different than the first direction; and

a second capillary channel formed in the second internal space, the second refrigerant being condensed and circulated therein;
and

the thermal diffusion unit and the heat transporting unit being disposed adjacent each other and on opposite sides of a common
member that separates the first and second internal spaces from each other, and wherein the first upper plate of the thermal
diffusion unit and the second lower plate of the heat transporting unit are the same member and define the common member.

US Pat. No. 9,240,358

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PROVIDED WITH TEMPERATURE SENSING DIODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a first insulating film on a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a temperature sensing diode on the first insulating film;
a trench extending inward from the surface of the semiconductor substrate; and
a trench electrode embedded in the trench via a second insulating film and connected to the temperature sensing diode.

US Pat. No. 9,239,502

PIXEL STRUCTURE WITH DATA LINE, SCAN LINE AND GATE ELECTRODE FORMED ON THE SAME LAYER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A pixel structure, comprising:
a substrate,
a scan line, disposed on the substrate;
a data line, disposed on the substrate, the scan line crossed to the data line, and the data line comprising a linear transmitting
part and a cross-line transmitting part connected to each other, wherein the cross-line transmitting part crosses over the
scan line;

a first insulating layer, covering the scan line and the linear transmitting part and located between the scan line and the
cross-line transmitting part;

an active device, connected to the scan line and the data line, wherein the active device comprises:
a gate electrode, connected to the scan line;
an oxide channel, located above the gate electrode, and the first insulating layer located between the gate electrode and
the oxide channel;

a source electrode, connected to the cross-line transmitting part of the data line; and
a drain electrode, the source electrode and the drain electrode located at two sides of the oxide channel;
a second insulating layer, comprising an etching blocking pattern located on the oxide channel and the gate electrode, and
an isolation pattern located on the linear transmitting part, wherein the etching blocking pattern is located within a boundary
of the gate electrode and not in direct contact with the first insulating layer, the isolation pattern is contacting the first
insulating layer, and the etching blocking pattern and the isolation pattern of the second insulating layer are not continuous
and do not directly contact each other;

a common electrode, disposed on the isolation pattern and located on the linear transmitting part, wherein the first insulating
layer and the second insulating layer are disposed between the common electrode and the linear transmitting part, and the
common electrode is electrically isolated from the data line; and

a first pixel electrode, connected to the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,240,422

TFT ARRAY SUBSRATE, FABRICATION METHOD, AND DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A TFT array substrate, comprising: a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel units defined
by the gate lines and the data lines, wherein each pixel unit comprises: a common electrode line and a pixel electrode, and
a gate insulating layer as well as a passivation layer formed in this order between the common electrode line and the pixel
electrode; wherein in each pixel unit, a backup common electrode line is disposed at a position between the gate insulating
layer and the passivation layer and opposite to the common electrode line; and the backup common electrode line is electrically
insulated from the data line.

US Pat. No. 9,239,809

MESSAGE BROADCAST IN A 1-WIRE SYSTEM

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A modified 1-wire circuit comprising:
a microprocessor electrically coupled to a 1-wire bus, wherein the 1-wire bus has only a single data wire and a single ground
wire, and wherein the 1-wire bus is initially configured to allow the microprocessor to address only one system at a time
via the 1-wire bus;

a first -wire input/output (I/O) expander, wherein the first 1-wire I/O expander electrically couples a first system to an
electrical switch, wherein the electrical switch selectively couples the first 1-wire I/O expander to the 1-wire bus, wherein
the electrical switch is controlled by a timer, and wherein the timer is controlled by an output of the first 1-wire I/O expander;
and

a second 1-wire I/O expander, wherein the second 1-wire I/O expander electrically couples a second system to the 1-wire bus,
wherein:

the first 1-wire I/O expander is placed into fast access mode after the microprocessor establishes a first addressed connection
with the first 1-wire I/O expander, wherein the first addressed connection establishes a connection between the microprocessor
and an address of the first 1-wire I/O expander and wherein the fast access mode enables a 1-wire device to receive an unaddressed
message via a 1-wire bus;

the first 1-wire I/O expander is decoupled from the 1-wire bus by the electrical switch for a period of time that is controlled
by the timer;

the microprocessor establishes a second address connection with the second 1-wire I/O expander before the period of time expires,
wherein the second address connection establishes a connection between the microprocessor and an address of the second 1-wire
I/O expander;

the microprocessor places the second 1-wire I/O expander into the fast access mode;
the first 1-wire I/O expander is recoupled to the 1-wire bus upon the period of time elapsing; and
the fast access mode enables the first 1-wire I/O expander and the second 1-wire I/O expander to simultaneously receive an
unaddressed message from the microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 9,240,805

PARITY CHECK MATRIX CREATION METHOD, ENCODING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING/REPRODUCTION APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A parity check matrix creation method comprising:
creating a mask matrix whose column weight is K (K is an integer not less than 2) by assigning one of “1” and “0” to each
element of M rows×N columns (M is an integer not less than 4, and N is an integer larger than M); and

creating a parity check matrix by, for each element in the mask matrix, arranging a cyclic permutation matrix having P rows×P
columns (P is an integer not less than 2) at a corresponding position when the element is “1” and arranging a zero matrix
having P rows×P columns at a corresponding position when the element is “0”,

wherein all N column vectors in the mask matrix are different,
any submatrix having M rows×L columns (L is an integer not more than (M?K+1)) obtained by arbitrarily extracting L continuous
columns from the mask matrix includes:

B1 (B1 is an integer not less than 1) first correction rows; and

Bi, (Bi, is an integer not less than 1, i includes all integers not less than 2 and not more than I, and I is an integer not less
than 2) ith correction rows,

each of the B1 first correction rows has a row weight of 1,

the B1 first correction rows have at least one “1” in total in each of A1 (A1 is an integer not less than 1 and not more than B1) first correction columns,

each of the Bi ith correction rows has a row weight of not less than 2,

each of the Bi ith correction rows has at least one “1” in total in Ai?1 (Ai?1 is an integer not less than 1 and not more than Bi?1) (i?1)th correction columns,

each of the Bi ith correction rows has “1” in one of Ai (Ai is an integer not less than 1 and not more than Bi) ith correction columns included in a column set excluding the first correction columns to (i?1)th correction columns,

the Bi ith correction rows include at least one “1” in total in each of the Ai ith correction columns,

a sum from A1 to AI equals L, and

Bi is not more than Ai?1×(K?1).

US Pat. No. 9,239,613

INTELLIGENT OVER-CURRENT PREVENTION

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of controlling current to one or more devices in a hardware system, wherein the hardware system comprises a voltage
source, an input/output (I/O) bus, and an intelligent current bank coupling the voltage source to the I/O bus, wherein the
method comprises:
measuring, by an ammeter, a real-time flow of current through a resistance that is coupled to the voltage source;
determining, by an intelligent Pulse-Width Modulation (iPWM) unit within the intelligent current bank and the ammeter, whether
the real-time flow of current through the resistance exceeds a predetermined amount; and

in response to the iPWM and the ammeter determining that the real-time flow of current through the resistance being measured
by the ammeter exceeds the predetermined amount, selectively decreasing current to at least one of one or more electronic
devices coupled to the I/O bus, wherein current to said at least one of said one or more electronic devices is decreased by
the iPWM shortening a duty cycle of voltage being received by the iPWM from the voltage source.

US Pat. No. 9,240,451

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device, comprising:
a silicon carbide semiconductor substrate including:
a first region that has a structure in which a first-conductivity-type region is provided or a structure in which the first-conductivity-type
region and a second-conductivity-type region are periodically provided;

a second region which surrounds the first region and in which a second-conductivity-type region is provided;
a third region which surrounds the second region and in which a second-conductivity-type region having a different impurity
concentration from the second-conductivity-type region of the second region is provided; and

an interlayer insulating film which is formed on the second region and the third region;
a first metal layer that covers at least the first region and that is a film including at least one of a titanium film, a
titanium alloy film, a nickel film, a nickel alloy film, or a nickel-titanium alloy film; and

a second metal layer that is formed on the first metal layer and that is an aluminum film or an aluminum alloy film, wherein
the first and second metal layers are formed on the silicon carbide semiconductor substrate, and

wherein dry etching is performed on a portion of the second metal layer and the second metal layer covers the entire first
metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,239,792

SHARING CACHE IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
identifying a first server that is not meeting a first predetermined performance threshold;
identifying a second server that is meeting a second predetermined performance threshold, wherein identifying the second server
that is meeting the second predetermined performance threshold comprises:

querying a plurality of servers for performance information,
receiving performance information from each of the plurality of servers, and
comparing the performance information from each of the plurality of servers to predetermined performance thresholds for each
of the plurality of servers;

blocking access to a predetermined amount of cache on the second server by the second server;
determining after blocking access by the second server to the predetermined amount of cache on the second server,
whether the second server is meeting the second predetermined performance threshold;
responsive to determining that the second server is meeting the second predetermined performance threshold, lending the predetermined
amount of cache on the second server to the first server.

US Pat. No. 9,239,152

LED HOLDER

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

1. A holder, comprising
a base body defining a receiving hole;
at least two terminals provided to the base body, each of the terminals having a pressing contact portion extending into the
receiving hole and a wire insertion structure configured to detachably connect to a wire;

a connector provided to the base body; and
at least two wires supported by the base body, wherein one end of each wire of the at least two wires is respectively detachaby
connected to one of the corresponding terminals and the other end of each wire of the at least two wires is connected to the
connector, wherein the terminals and the connector are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 9,239,454

MICROSCOPE HAVING LIGHT SHEET ILLUMINATION OF A SAMPLE REGION

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A microscope, comprising:
an illumination device, that generates a sheet of light extending along an illumination beam path for illuminating a sample
region, the sheet of light having an illumination axis (X) in the direction of the illumination beam path and a transverse
axis (Y) lying across the illumination axis (X), the sheet of light having an approximately planar extension,

a detection device used to detect light that is radiated by the sample region along a detection beam path in a direction of
a detection axis (Z), wherein the angle between the illumination axis (X) and the detection axis (Z) are unequal to zero and
the angle between the transverse axis (Y) and the detection axis (Z) are unequal to zero,

the detection device comprising a detection objective arranged in the detection beam path, a splitter for splitting the detection
beam path into two branch beam paths, and a pair of spatially resolving array detectors, arranged in each of the respective
branch beam paths onto which the light to be detected can be imaged, and wherein the splitter comprises at least one dichroic
beam splitter, wherein the dichroic beam splitter is arranged in a near-infinity space of the beam path with reference to
the pair of spatially resolving array detectors, the dichroic beam splitter having a thickness of at least 3 mm,

at least one c-mount interface including lateral adjusting screws by which at least one of the spatially resolving array detectors
is coupled to the microscope, and

wherein the detection device further comprises a pair of optical imaging elements, one in each of the two branch beam paths
for imaging the light to be detected onto the respective array detectors, and further comprising in at least one of the two
branch beam paths, at least one wobble plate positioned in the at least one of the two beam paths between the optical imaging
element of the branch beam path and the respective array detector and oriented relative to the at least one of the two beam
paths such that operation of the wobble plate displaces the light radiated by the sample transversely relative to the beam
path, along two mutually orthogonal directions across the detection axis (Z), onto at least one of the two spatially resolving
array detectors, wherein the wobble plates adjust images on the two array detectors such that a pixel to pixel correspondence
of the images between the array detectors is achieved and pixel values read out between the array detectors are directly superimposed.

US Pat. No. 9,238,720

PREPREG AND LAMINATE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A prepreg composed of (A) a glass cloth with a resin composition comprising (B) a cyanate resin, (C) a non-halogen based
epoxy resin and (D) an inorganic filler, wherein the weight per 1 m2 in said glass cloth (A) is W (g/m2), thickness is t (?m), end count of warp threads per inch is X (thread/inch), and end count of weft threads per inch is Y
(thread/inch), the total of X and Y is 150 to 240, t is 17 to 35, and the value of W/t as an apparent density is 1.1 to 1.5,
and that volume content of the glass cloth (A) in the prepreg is 32% to 42%.

US Pat. No. 9,240,907

TRANSCODING SCHEME TECHNIQUES

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a plurality of transcoded blocks;
inserting a pair of sync bits within a first transcoded block of the plurality of transcoded blocks such that the pair of
sync bits are separated within the first transcoded block, the pair of sync bits including a first sync bit and a second sync
bit;

allocating a first sync bit of another pair of sync bits in a second transcoded block of the plurality of transcoded blocks
according to a position specified within a sync array, after the pair of sync bits are allocated in the first transcoded block;
and

transmitting the plurality of transcoded blocks across physical lanes of a transmission medium.

US Pat. No. 9,240,536

SURFACE-MOUNTABLE OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SURFACE-MOUNTABLE OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A surface-mountable optoelectronic component comprising:
a radiation passage face;
an optoelectronic semiconductor chip;
a chip carrier, wherein the optoelectronic semiconductor chip is disposed in a cavity within the chip carrier;
a molding, surrounding the chip carrier at least in places and formed in a vertical direction completely between a first main
plane defined by a top-most surface of the chip carrier and a second main plane defined by a bottom-most surface of the chip
carrier; and

a contact structure arranged in the molding, the contact structure extending from a first side of the molding, completely
through the molding along the vertical direction and extending to a second side of the molding that is opposite the first
side of the molding and nearer to the radiation passage face than the first side of the molding, wherein the contact structure
is electrically connected to the semiconductor chip by a connecting line that extends, in places, between the first main plane
and the radiation passage face;

wherein the contact structure has a bottommost surface that is disposed in, and exposed at, the first side of the molding
such that the contact structure forms an electrically accessible contact at the first side of the molding;

wherein the chip carrier extends completely through the molding in the vertical direction perpendicular to the radiation passage
face; and

wherein a first portion of the molding extends above a topmost surface of the contact structure and forms a recess in a region
over the contact structure such that the contact structure is accessible at the second side of the molding facing the radiation
passage face for connecting the connecting line.

US Pat. No. 9,240,456

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:
forming on a first main surface of a semiconductor wafer of a first conduction type, each of
a first electrode,
a MOS gate structure which is a gate electrode of a semiconductor element,
an edge termination region for forming a breakdown voltage of the semiconductor element, and
a first semiconductor region, that is a second conduction type, surrounding the semiconductor element and the edge termination
region;

forming a groove that reaches the first semiconductor region from a second main surface of the semiconductor wafer, the groove
being formed so that a portion of the semiconductor wafer, which has a predetermined width greater than zero and forms an
entire outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer including an outer circumferential end of the semiconductor wafer, remains
and the groove is formed inside the portion of the semiconductor wafer that forms the entire outer periphery of the semiconductor
wafer so that the groove is formed further towards a center of the semiconductor wafer than the outer circumferential end;

forming a second semiconductor region, that is the second conduction type, in direct contact with the second main surface
of the semiconductor wafer;

forming a third semiconductor region, that is the second conduction type, in direct contact with a side wall of the groove
so as to be electrically connected to both of the first semiconductor region and the second semiconductor region; and

forming a second electrode that is electrically connected to the second semiconductor region,
wherein in the forming the groove, the groove is formed such that a corner of the groove, which is closest to the outer circumferential
end of the semiconductor wafer than any other corner of the groove, has an arc shape in a plan view of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,239,306

ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC PUMP

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An abnormality diagnosis apparatus for an electric pump which supplies a working fluid based on a command from an external
device, the abnormality diagnosis apparatus comprising:
a rotation count detecting unit that detects a number of rotations of a motor which drives the electric pump; and
a processing unit which decides in a first series of steps that there is a probability of occurrence of an abnormality in
the electric pump when detecting a state in which the motor is driven by a current equal to or greater than an upper limit
current used upon a normal operation and the number of rotations of the motor is less than a lower limit number of rotations
which is set based on a working fluid temperature condition, and which decides in a second series of steps that there is the
probability of occurrence of the abnormality when detecting a state in which the motor is driven with a current limited by
a current limit value less than the upper limit current and the number of rotations of the motor is less than a predetermined
number of rotations which is set lower than the lower limit number of rotations according to limitation of the current limit
value indicating that the motor is stopped or close to being stopped,

wherein the motor is stopped by the external device when it is decided that there is the probability of occurrence of the
abnormality in the electric pump.

US Pat. No. 9,240,691

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REMEDYING A CHARGING ERROR

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting, at a module that includes a microcontroller, a voltage of a battery connected to a battery charger, wherein the
voltage is below a minimum threshold voltage at which the battery charger detects the battery; and

sending, by the module, at least one pulse of current to the battery to increase the voltage of the battery above the minimum
threshold voltage, wherein the battery charger, once the voltage is above the minimum threshold voltage, detects the battery
and begins to charge the battery,

wherein the at least one pulse of current is sent from a general purpose input/output (GPIO) port of the microcontroller,
and

wherein the GPIO port is coupled to a gate of a p-channel field effect transistor (FET) and a first end of a first resistor,
a second end of the first resistor is connected to a source of the p-channel FET, and a drain of the p-channel FET is connected
to a diode.

US Pat. No. 9,239,795

EFFICIENT CACHE MANAGEMENT IN A TILED ARCHITECTURE

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A subsystem configured to cache data in a tile-based architecture, comprising:
a fetch controller configured to issue requests for portions of data; and
a cache unit coupled to the fetch controller and configured to:
receive a request for a first portion of data corresponding to a first subregion associated with a screen tile from the fetch
controller,

determine that the first portion of data is not resident in the cache unit,
acquire the first portion of data from a memory unit,
identify, based on a cache policy, a first cache line in the cache unit that stores a second portion of data corresponding
to a second subregion associated with the screen tile, wherein the cache policy indicates that one or more portions of data
corresponding to the second subregion should be evicted before one or more portions of data corresponding to other subregions
associated with the screen tile are evicted,

evict the second portion of data from the first cache line, and
after evicting, store the first portion of data in the first cache line.

US Pat. No. 9,238,614

FULLERENE DERIVATIVE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A FULLERENE DERIVATIVE

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A fullerene derivative represented by the following formula (1):

wherein FLN is a fullerene backbone, R1 is a substituted or non-substituted aralkyl group with a carbon number ranging from 2 to 24, and Ar1 is a substituted or non-substituted one selected from the group consisting of a phenyl group, 2-thienyl group, and a bithienyl
group with a carbon number less than or equal to 24,

wherein FLN is selected from the group consisting of C60, C70, C76, C78, C82, C84, C90, C94, C96, C120 and C200,

wherein when the R1 is the substituted aralkyl group, the substituent of R1 is selected from a group consisting of an aryl group, an alkoxy group, an ester-structure-containing group, a substituted
or non-substituted amino group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group and a halogen atom, and

wherein when the Ar1 is the substituted one, the substituent of Ar1 is selected from a group consisting of an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, an ester-structure-containing group,
a substituted or non-substituted amino group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group and a halogen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,239,737

CONCISE RESOURCE ADDRESSING

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:
receiving a request for an application including a resource identifier, the resource identifier including a textual identifier
and a contextual identifier, the textual identifier including a textual description of the requested application, and the
contextual identifier including an encoded description of the requested application;

determining at least one target application associated with the resource identifier based at least in part on the textual
identifier or the contextual identifier, wherein determining the at least one target application comprises:

identifying a set of target applications based at least in part on the textual identifier or the contextual identifier; and
ranking each target application in the set of target applications based on a degree of similarity to the textual identifier;
and

sending a response to the request include the at least one target application associated with the resource identifier, where
the response includes the ranked set of target applications.

US Pat. No. 9,241,231

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, COMPUTER-READABLE NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING CONTROL METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. An information processing system including a processor system comprising one processor, a first loudspeaker, and a second
loudspeaker, the processor system is configured to at least:
separate predetermined music data composed of two channels into first channel music data and second channel music data;
place a first sound source object associated with one of the first channel music data and the second channel music data, and
a second sound source object associated with the other one of the first channel music data and the second channel music data,
at respective different positions in a virtual 3-dimensional space;

place a virtual microphone at a predetermined position in the virtual 3-dimensional space; and
determine the reproduction volume of the first channel music data and the second channel music data reproduced from the first
loudspeaker, and the reproduction volume of the first channel music data and the second channel music data reproduced from
the second loudspeaker, based on the direction of the virtual microphone placed in the virtual 3-dimensional space and the
positional relationship between the virtual microphone and each of the first sound source object and the second sound source
object placed in the virtual 3-dimensional space.

US Pat. No. 9,241,410

WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A wired circuit board, comprising:
an insulating layer; and
a conductive layer including a wire covered with the insulating layer and a terminal, which is continued to the wire, for
being electrically connected to an electronic element,

wherein the insulating layer is formed with an insulating opening exposing the terminal, and the terminal is formed in a pattern
which is indented in a thickness direction so as to form a plurality of indented lower walls and at least one upper wall joined
to the lower walls by connecting walls, to thereby increase a contact area between the terminal and a connecting medium for
connecting the electronic element to the terminal,

wherein the connecting medium comprises a conductive adhesive,
wherein the terminal is used by electrically connecting to a terminal of the electronic element via the conductive adhesive,
and

wherein the terminal of the wired circuit board is completely physically separated from the terminal of the electronic element
by the conductive adhesive interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,240,502

ELEMENT AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. An element comprising a semiconductor substrate and an electrode disposed on the semiconductor substrate, the electrode
being a sintered product of a composition for an electrode that comprises phosphorus-containing copper alloy particles, glass
particles and a dispersing medium, and the electrode comprising a line-shaped electrode having an aspect ratio, which is defined
as electrode short length:electrode height, of from 2:1 to 250:1, and wherein the content of phosphorus in the phosphorus-containing
copper alloy particles is from 6 mass % to 8 mass %.

US Pat. No. 9,241,115

INFRARED SCENE PROJECTOR

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An apparatus for displaying a scene with light in a range of infrared wavelengths, the apparatus comprising:
an array of elements configured to emit light in a range of infrared wavelengths, each element comprising one or more nanotubes,
wherein the one or more nanotubes are configured to emit light in the range of infrared wavelengths;

a stimulator configured to apply a stimulus to each element in the array in order for each element to emit light in the range
of infrared wavelengths, wherein the stimulator comprises an electrode coupled to each element and an electric current router
configured to route electric current to the electrode of one or more selected elements in the array to display the scene;
and

a processor configured to send a signal to the stimulator in order to apply the stimulus to one or more selected elements
in the array to display the scene.

US Pat. No. 9,240,580

BATTERY MODULE

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

1. A battery module, comprising:
a plurality of battery cells;
a housing fixing a position of the plurality of battery cells; and
a barrier between adjacent ones of the plurality of battery cells, the barrier including:
a base facing wide surfaces of the adjacent ones of the plurality of battery cells, and
at least one flange on a periphery of the base and facing narrow surfaces of the adjacent ones of the plurality of battery
cells,

at least one flange battery spacer on an inner side of the flange, and
at least one housing spacer on an outer side of the flange.

US Pat. No. 9,240,915

SIGNAL PROCESSING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method for processing a response matrix of a communication system, comprising:
dividing the response matrix into a plurality of clusters, wherein the number of the clusters is associated with the number
of subcarriers of the communication system, and the clusters are indexed in sequence as even-indexed clusters and odd-indexed
clusters;

estimating data transmitted by a first set of transmit antennas of the communication system through a first subcarrier and
a second subcarrier of the subcarriers associated with a first even-indexed cluster; and

modifying a first receive vector of the communication system based on the estimated data transmitted by the first set of transmit
antennas as a second receive vector of the communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,239,372

EXTRACTING SPECTRAL FEATURES FROM A SIGNAL IN A MULTIPLICATIVE AND ADDITIVE NOISE ENVIRONMENT

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An improved method of operating a RADAR or wireless communications signal processing apparatus implemented as either one
or more programmable processors or as special purpose logic circuitry for detecting channel-induced and target-induced chirps
in a signal or for classifying a target from a signal using spectral feature extraction, the method comprising:
operating a spectral feature extracting engine of the apparatus to:
remove direct current bias from a RADAR or wireless communication signal captured by a receiver, the signal having impairments
including multiplicative and additive noise, in order to produce a bias-free signal;

transform the bias-free signal into a time-frequency spectrum;
slice the time-frequency spectrum across time into time-frequency slices, each of the time-frequency slices having spectral
content representing a measure of power spectral density of the bias-free signal at a given point in time;

compute an initial detection threshold associated with the given signal from the time-frequency slices;
compare, for at least some of the time-frequency slices the spectral content of a subject time-frequency slice with the computed
initial detection threshold to identify an initial detection;

determine a spectral detection density as a function of a number of initial detections being identified and number of time-frequency
slices being compared; and

operating a chirp detecting engine of the apparatus to detect channel-induced and target-induced chirp(s) present in the given
signal based on the determined spectral detection density or, a target classifying engine of the apparatus to classify a target
from the given signal based on the determined spectral detection density, thereby improving an ability to detect the channel-induced
and target-induced chirps in the RADAR or the wireless communication signal impaired with multiplicative and additive noise.

US Pat. No. 9,241,254

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING REACHABILITY OF TERMINAL GROUP

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for determining reachability of a terminal group, comprising:
when a service network element needs to acquire the reachability of the terminal group, sending, by the service network element,
a terminal group reachability notification request message to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS), wherein the terminal group reachability
notification request message comprises information of the terminal group; and

when the HSS determines that the terminal group is reachable, notifying, by the HSS, the service network element that the
terminal group is reachable;

wherein the operation that the HSS determines that the terminal group is reachable comprises:
after the HSS receives the terminal group reachability notification request message, the HSS sets a terminal Group Reachability
Request Parameter (GRRP) locally, and forwards the terminal group reachability notification request message to a Mobility
Management Entity (MME); and

after the MME receives the terminal group reachability notification request message from the HSS,
when the MME locally detects, according to the information of the terminal group, that a Paging Proceed Flag (PPF) of a representative
terminal of the terminal group has not been cancelled, the MME determines that the terminal group is reachable, and the MME
notifies the HSS that the terminal group is reachable; and after the HSS receives the notification that the terminal group
is reachable, the HSS cancels the terminal GRRP locally; or

when the MME detects that the PPF of the representative terminal of the terminal group has been cancelled, the MME sets the
terminal GRRP locally, and after the MME locally detects an activity event of the representative terminal of the terminal
group according to the information of the terminal group, the MME sends a terminal group activity notification message to
the HSS and locally cancels the terminal GRRP; and after the HSS receives an update location message of the representative
terminal of the terminal group or the terminal group activity notification message from the MME, the HSS determines that the
terminal group is reachable, and the HSS cancels the terminal GRRP locally.

US Pat. No. 9,240,182

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING DETECTION THRESHOLD FOR ACTIVATING VOICE ASSISTANT FUNCTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for activating a voice assistant function in a mobile device, the method comprising:
receiving an input sound stream by a sound sensor;
determining a context of the mobile device based on the input sound stream;
adjusting a threshold for activating the voice assistant function based on the context;
detecting a target keyword from the input sound stream based on the adjusted threshold; and
activating the voice assistant function in response to detecting the target keyword.

US Pat. No. 9,241,196

FRONT MODULE HAVING TRIPLEXER FOR MULTIMEDIA OVER COAX ALLIANCE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A front module, comprising:
a triplexer receiving and distributing a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) receiving signal and a cable broadcasting signal
from a coaxial cable and receiving a MoCA transmitting signal and outputting the received MoCA transmitting signal to the
coaxial cable;

a transceiver for MoCA removing and outputting noise from the MoCA receiving signal input through the triplexer and amplifying
the MoCA transmitting signal input from an outside and providing the amplified MoCA transmitting signal to the triplexer;
and

a receiver for cable removing and outputting noise from the cable broadcasting signal input through the triplexer,
wherein the transceiver for MoCA includes:
a low-noise amplifier for MoCA which removes noise from the MoCA receiving signal input from the triplexer and then outputs
the MoCA receiving signal to the outside;

a power amplifier which power-amplifies the MoCA transmitting signal input from the outside and outputs the MoCA transmitting
signal to the triplexer;

a balun for MoCA which distributes a MoCA signal input from the triplexer depending on a predetermined ratio and outputs the
distributed MoCA signal to the low-noise amplifier for MoCA and outputs the signal input from the power amplifier to the triplexer;
and

a circulator which transmits a signal input through the balun for MoCA to the low-noise amplifier for MoCA and transmits the
signal provided from the power amplifier to the balun.

US Pat. No. 9,241,170

ADAPTIVE STREAMING USING CHUNKED TIME-TO-OFFSET MAPPING

GOOGLE INC., Mountain Vi...

1. A client device comprising:
a memory that has stored thereon computer executable components; and
a processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in the memory:
a receiving component that receives, from a server device, a first set of seek index chunks associated with a first set of
video blocks, wherein the video blocks are encoded with different video characteristics, and wherein reception of the first
set of seek index chunks is based on a request, by the client device, for video content from the server device;

a streaming component that dynamically selects to stream one of the video blocks among the first set of video blocks as a
function of the first set of seek index chunks and client capabilities, wherein selection to stream is based on the client
device request based on the first set of seek index chunks and the client capabilities, wherein the client capabilities comprise
client device power consumption; and

a ranking component that ranks index chunks within a second set of seek index chunks for relevance based on the client capabilities,
wherein the receiving component receives a subset of the second set of seek index chunks, during streaming, as a function
of the ranking, wherein ranking the index chunks is based on the client device dynamically monitoring the client capabilities.

US Pat. No. 9,238,362

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus for performing printing to a printing sheet through discharging ink droplets, the apparatus
comprising:
at least three inkjet heads configured to discharge the ink droplets to the printing sheet simultaneously in response to inputted
electric signals, and arranged orthogonal to a transport direction of the printing sheet;

at least three power supply circuits configured to supply drive voltage to the inkjet heads respectively; and
a change-over switch disposed between the inkjet heads and the power supply circuits and electrically connecting the power
supply circuits to the inkjet heads, respectively, and, when one of the power supply circuits breaks down, switching electrical
connection such that the drive voltage is allowed to be supplied to the inkjet heads by electrically connecting the power
supply circuits other than the breakdown power supply circuit to one of the inkjet heads corresponding to the breakdown power
supply circuit, wherein

when none of the power supply circuits breaks down, the change-over switch electrically connects the power supply circuits
and the inkjet heads in one-to-one manner, and when one of the power supply circuits breaks down, the change-over switch electrically
connects all the power supply circuits other than the breakdown power supply circuit to one of the inkjet heads corresponding
to the breakdown power supply circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,240,821

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A communication system comprising:
a power feeding device, and
a vehicle connected to the power feeding device by two cables, and the vehicle having an electric storage device receiving
power from the power feeding device, and communication of a control signal required for charge control of the electric storage
device is performed through the cables, wherein

one of the power feeding device and the vehicle includes
a first superimposing/separating unit connected to two branch lines branched from the two cables, respectively, and performing
superimposition of a communication signal different from the control signal onto communication through the cables and performing
separation of the communication signal superimposed onto the communication through the cables, and

a first communication unit transmitting and receiving a communication signal through the first superimposing/separating unit,
and that

another one of the power feeding device and the vehicle includes
a second superimposing/separating unit located in only one of the two cables and performing superimposition of the communication
signal onto communication through the cable and performing separation of the communication signal superimposed onto the communication
through the cable, and

a second communication unit transmitting and receiving a communication signal through the second superimposing/separating
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,239,741

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE DISTRIBUTED MASSIVELY PARALLEL PROCESSING (MPP)

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for massively parallel processing, comprising:
initiating a management instance on an initial machine, the management instance generating an initial database partition corresponding
to the initial machine;

determining a total number of database partitions desired for processing a database, the total number of database partitions
including the initial database partition;

determining a number of additional machines available to process the database;
grouping the initial machine and the additional machines together in a pod;
generating a database partition-to-processing node mapping chart in accordance with the total number of database partitions
and the number of additional machines;

storing a pod configuration for the pod, wherein the pod configuration comprises a pod name; and
after initiating the management instance on the initial machine, launching the management instance on the additional machines
in the pod to generate the total number of database partitions desired for the database, without reinitiating the management
instance on the initial machine and without regenerating the initial database partition.

US Pat. No. 9,237,693

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH956597

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH956597, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV789457 with a second plant of variety
CV721761, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV789457 and CV721761 have been deposited under ATCC Accession numbers
PTA-11788 and PTA-121477, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,239,097

TENSIONING DEVICE FOR A TRACTION ELEMENT AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION OF SUCH A DEVICE

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A tensioning device comprising:
a back plate configured to be secured to a wall by inserting at least two back plate securing elements through a respective
one of at least two back plate mounting transcurrent openings therein, wherein the back plate is fixed with respect to the
wall such that the back plate cannot pivot with respect to either of the at least two securing elements when the at least
two back plate securing elements are engaged with the at least two back plate mounting transcurrent openings and the wall,
and

a tensioning roller installed onto the back plate, the tensioning roller including;
at least one bearing, and
a pulley supported by the at least one bearing, the tensioning roller being installed on the back plate with a tension roller
axis (X4) capable of rotating about an eccentric axis (X6) during installation of the tensioning device, the tensioning device is configured such that the tension roller axis (X4) is fixed during normal operation, and

the tensioning roller is provided with a protuberance engaged in a peripheral recess produced exclusively on the periphery
at the outer edge of a zone projecting from the back plate, the peripheral recess limiting the movement of the protuberance
between two abutments wherein when the protuberance abuts either of the abutments the tensioning roller axially overlaps at
least one of the back plate mounting transcurrent openings located in the back plate, the peripheral recess being configured
for moving the tensioning roller prior to fixing the tension roller axis (X4) for normal operation of the tensioning device, wherein the tensioning device is free of springs.

US Pat. No. 9,240,956

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving source data to be transmitted to a destination device;
determining at least one characteristic of the source data or communication channels;
selecting a number of the communication channels of a plurality of communication channels to use in a bonded group of communication
channels based on the at least one determined characteristic, wherein at least a portion of the communication channels in
the bonded group of communication channels are formed to have an orbital angular momentum (OAM);

partitioning the source data into groups of bits and distributing to the at least a portion of the communication channels
in the bonded group of communication channels based on the at least one determined characteristic;

distributing the groups in a first order to a first channel of the at least a portion of the communication channels and distributing
the groups in a second order to a second channel of the at least a portion of the communication channels; and

transmitting the source data over the bonded group of communication channels.

US Pat. No. 9,240,566

METHOD FOR CURING UV-CURABLE RESIN AND METHOD FOR PACKAGING OLED

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

11. A method for packaging an OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode), comprising the following steps:
(1) providing a glass substrate, wherein the glass substrate comprises a light-emitting element formed thereon;
(2) coating a UV-curable resin of a predetermined quantity on the glass substrate in such a way that the UV-curable resin
is set on an outer circumference of the light-emitting element;

(3) providing a packaging cover and laminating the packaging cover with the glass substrate;
(4) providing a UV light source and activating the UV light source to carry out a first irradiation operation on the UV-curable
resin after the packaging cover and the glass substrate are laminated with each other;

(5) de-activating the UV light source and, after a time interval of 10-300 seconds, activating the UV light source to carry
out a second irradiation operation on the UV-curable resin, wherein the time interval between the de-activation of the first
irradiation operation and the activation of the second irradiation operation is determined according to cooling rate of the
glass substrate in order to control a maximum temperature of the lass substrate resulting from the irradiation operations
to be lower than a predetermined level so as not to cause damage to the light-emitting element; and

(6) repeating step (5) until the UV-curable resin is completely cured with the maximum temperature of substrate being controlled
to be lower than the predetermined level;

wherein the UV light source has an irradiance of 100 mw/cm2; the first irradiation operation and the second irradiation operation each have a time period of 60 seconds; the UV light
source is de-activated for a lapse of time of 60 seconds; and step (5) is repeated for one time; and

wherein the light-emitting element comprises: an anode formed on the glass substrate, an organic function layer formed on
the anode, and a cathode formed on the organic function layer.

US Pat. No. 9,240,372

SEMICONDUCTOR DIE HAVING LEAD WIRES FORMED OVER A CIRCUIT IN A SHIELDED AREA

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A semiconductor die, comprising:
a first bond pad, arranged in an outer periphery of the semiconductor die, connected to a first lead wire, wherein the first
bond pad is configured to receive a reference voltage potential through the first lead wire;

a second bond pad arranged in the outer periphery of the semiconductor die, between the first bond pad and an interior portion
of the semiconductor die, such that the second bond pad is arranged inside of the first bond pad relative to the interior
portion of the semiconductor die;

a first via arranged in a substrate of the semiconductor die, wherein the first via is connected between the first bond pad
and an interconnecting layer in the substrate of the semiconductor die;

a second via arranged in the substrate of the semiconductor die, wherein the second via is connected between the interconnecting
layer and the second bond pad such that the reference voltage potential, received by the first bond pad, is provided to the
second bond pad through the first bond pad, the first via, and the second via;

a third bond pad arranged in the interior portion of the semiconductor die, wherein the third bond pad is connected to the
second bond pad using a second lead wire, and wherein the third bond pad is configured to receive the reference voltage potential
through the second lead wire; and

a circuit arranged in the interior portion of the semiconductor die, the circuit arranged between the second bond pad and
the third bond pad below the second lead wire.

US Pat. No. 9,240,221

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE WITH A SELECTION TRANSISTOR HAVING SAME SHAPE AND SIZE AS A MEMORY CELL TRANSISTOR

SOCIONEXT INC., Kanagawa...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:
a plurality of first sub-memory arrays; and
a main bit line connected to the plurality of first sub-memory arrays, wherein:
each of the plurality of first sub-memory arrays includes:
a pair of cell transistors that are adjacent along a first direction;
a pair of memory cells, each of the pair of memory cells including only one of the pair of cell transistors;
a sub-bit line connected to the pair of memory cells;
a ground line; and
a selection transistor connecting the sub-bit line to the main bit line, and having an active region,
the active region of the selection transistor has a same shape and size as an active region of the pair of cell transistors,
the pair of cell transistors are connected to the sub-bit line in parallel between the sub-bit line and the ground line,
the main bit line and the sub-bit line run in the first direction,
the ground line runs in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction,
the sub-bit line overlaps, in planar view, the active region of the selection transistor and the active region of the pair
of cell transistors, and

the ground line overlaps, in planar view, the active region of the pair of cell transistors.

US Pat. No. 9,239,772

DETECTING TRUE BATTERY REMOVAL FROM A HOST DEVICE BY COMPARING A VOLTAGE LEVEL ON A COMMUNICATION LINE WITH A THRESHOLD VOLTAGE LEVEL

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:
comparing a digital voltage level of a host device waveform with a threshold voltage level and providing a comparison signal
resulting from the comparison, the digital voltage level of the host device waveform being on a battery digital communication
line coupled to a battery connector, wherein the digital voltage level of the host device waveform comprises at least one
predetermined low digital communication voltage level and at least one predetermined high digital communication voltage level
used for digital communication with circuits of a battery capable of digital communication coupled to the battery connector
via the battery digital communication line to determine if the voltage of the battery connector exceeds the threshold voltage
level, wherein the threshold voltage level is different from the at least one predetermined low digital communication voltage
level and the at least one predetermined high digital communication voltage level;

sampling the comparison signal in a timed manner in order to ensure that digital communication with the circuits of the battery
is not disturbing battery removal detection, by gating the sampling when the host device waveform is at the at least one predetermined
low digital communication voltage level;

timing a duration with a timer, that the comparison signal corresponds to the digital voltage level of the host device waveform
exceeding the threshold voltage and triggering a battery status signal when the duration exceeds a predetermined delay; and

determining a battery connection status based on the battery status signal.

US Pat. No. 9,239,076

METHOD OF MAKING A BEARING RING, A BEARING RING AND A BEARING

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method for manufacturing a bearing ring from at least one steel bar having ends, the method comprising steps of:
forming said at least one steel bar into at least one ring segment, and
flash butt welding said ends of said at least one ring segment to make a ring, and
carburizing at least part of a surface of said at least one steel bar, which surface is adjacent to a surface that is to be
flash butt welded, prior to said flash butt welding,

wherein the step of flash butt welding comprises creating a flash between carburized surfaces of said at least one steel bar
and causing carbon to flow radially outwards from said carburized surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,238,709

LATENT, HIGH-ACTIVITY OLEFIN METATHESIS CATALYSTS CONTAINING AN N-HETEROCYCLIC CARBENE LIGAND

MATERIA, INC., Pasadena,...

1. A method for catalyzing an olefin metathesis reaction, comprising contacting an olefinic reactant with a complex having
the structure of formula (I)

wherein:
? and ? represent single bonds or unsaturated bonds, with the proviso that ? and ? cannot both be unsaturated bonds;
M is a Group 8 transition metal;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from hydrogen, hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, heteroatom-containing hydrocarbyl, substituted
heteroatom-containing hydrocarbyl, and functional groups;

Q is an organic diradical;
X1 and X2 are anionic ligands, and may be the same or different;

L1 is a neutral electron donor ligand, and p is zero or 1;

when ? is a single bond, L2 is selected from NR7R8, PR7R8, N?CR7R8, and R7C?NR8, where R7 and R8 are independently selected from substituted and/or heteroatom-containing C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C20 alkenyl, C2-C20 alkynyl, and C5-C24 aryl, or R7 and R8 can be taken together to form a heterocyclic ring;

when ? is an unsaturated bond, L2 is selected from NR? and PR7, where R7 is as defined previously, or L2 and Z represent adjacent atoms in an aromatic ring;

Y and Z are linkages independently selected from hydrocarbylene, substituted hydrocarbylene, heteroatom-containing hydrocarbylene,
substituted heteroatom-containing hydrocarbylene, —O—, —S—, —NR9, and —PR9—, wherein R9 is selected from hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, heteroatom-containing hydrocarbyl, and substituted heteroatom-containing
hydrocarbyl, and further wherein Y and Z may represent adjacent atoms in an aromatic ring;

m is zero or 1;
n is zero or 1; and wherein
L2 and the ligand containing Q are bonded to M in a trans orientation, and wherein the olefinic reactant and the complex having
the structure of formula (I) are contacted under reaction conditions selected to enable olefin metathesis; and wherein the
complex having the structure of formula (I) exhibits a latency period when contacted with the olefinic reactant.

US Pat. No. 9,238,310

COMPONENT PROPERTIES THROUGH BEAM SHAPING IN THE LASER SINTERING PROCESS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A method for layer-by-layer production of a three dimensional object, comprising:
applying a layer of a polymer powder having a thickness;
selectively irradiating portions of the polymer powder layer with a laser beam having an average power density and a focus
maximum power density to melt and sinter the irradiated polymer powder;

cooling the melted and sintered powder to obtain a solid mass having a shape; and
repeating the application, irradiating and cooling operations until the three dimensional object is obtained; and
further comprising refractively shaping the laser beam prior to irradiation of the polymer powder,
wherein before irradiation of the polymer powder, the laser beam is shaped such that the focus maximum power density is less
than 50% greater than the average power density.

US Pat. No. 9,237,969

WOUND BARRIER PAD

1. A wound barrier device comprising:
an anti-shear pad having a pad assembly, wherein the pad assembly includes:
an outer layer having opposed first and second outer layer surfaces;
a center member having opposed first and second center member surfaces and an internal surrounding surface that defines a
center member opening in the center member;

a cap having opposed first and second cap surfaces;
a first adhesive;
wherein the cap is adhered to the second outer layer surface of the outer layer with the first adhesive, and the second outer
layer surface is adhered to the first center member surface with the first adhesive such that the cap is held between the
outer layer and center member and the cap is positioned such that the center member opening leads to the cap;

an anti-shear member and a second adhesive and wherein the second adhesive joins the second center member surface to the anti-shear
member; and,

wherein the anti-shear member is a flexible bladder filled with a fluid and defines a leak-proof central bladder opening that
is axially aligned with the center member opening.

US Pat. No. 9,240,741

AC MOTOR

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A DC motor driven by an AC voltage from an AC power source, comprising:
a motor coil;
a switch circuit electrically connected to the motor coil for controlling a current passing through the motor coil, wherein
the switch circuit is further connected between a positive terminal of the AC power source and a negative terminal of the
AC power source;

a position detector, comprising a Hall element, for detecting a position of a rotor and outputting a magnetic polarity signal;
a controller for receiving the magnetic polarity signal from the position detector, and controlling the switch circuit to
make the current be a first current with a first direction or a second current with a second direction according to an electrical
polarity of the AC voltage and the magnetic polarity signal, wherein the first direction is opposite to the second direction,
and the electrical polarity is positive or negative; and

an AC/DC transformer for converting the AC voltage into a DC voltage, and outputting the DC voltage to the controller and
the position detector.

US Pat. No. 9,239,416

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY DEVICE, SET OF MATERIAL ROLLS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A material roll comprising an optical film to be bonded to a surface of a rectangular optical display unit, comprising:
a belt-shaped sheet material that comprises the optical film, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a release film laminated
in this order, wherein the optical film comprises a polarizing plate whose longitudinal direction is parallel to its absorption
axis,

the belt-shaped sheet material having score lines that are previously formed so that the optical film can be divided by the
score lines into pieces each having a length corresponding to a long or short side of the optical display unit,

the belt-shaped sheet material having undergone a slitting process in a direction parallel to the longitudinal direction of
the polarizing plate so that it has a width corresponding to the short or long side of the optical display unit, and having
been wound into the roll.

US Pat. No. 9,239,023

STRADDLE TYPE VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A straddle type vehicle, comprising:
a handlebar;
a grip attached to the handlebar;
an engine;
an intake passage connected with the engine;
a throttle body, including a throttle valve, provided on the intake passage;
a drive pulley configured to be rotated as the grip is rotated;
a first throttle cable and a second throttle cable located between the drive pulley and the throttle valve;
a processing unit configured to perform a specified operation or issue an instruction in response to an operation of the grip;
and

an opening control mechanism configured to control a degree of opening of the throttle valve, wherein the opening control
mechanism includes:

a frame;
a support shaft supported by the frame and rotatable in a first direction of rotation starting from a first reference position;
a first pulley attached to the support shaft, the first pulley being non-rotatable relative to the support shaft, and the
first throttle cable being connected with the first pulley;

a second pulley attached to the support shaft, the second throttle cable being connected with the second pulley, the second
pulley being rotatable relative to the first pulley; and

a first elastic member located between the frame and the first pulley,
wherein when the grip is rotated in an opening direction that causes the degree of opening of the throttle valve to increase,
a force is transmitted from the first throttle cable to the first pulley such that the first pulley is rotated in the first
direction of rotation to move the support shaft from the first reference position in the first direction of rotation,

the processing unit issues the instruction, which opens the throttle valve, as the support shaft is rotated in the first direction
of rotation from the first reference position, and

with the support shaft being positioned at a position forward in the first direction of rotation relative to the first reference
position, the first elastic member causes a force in a second direction of rotation, which is opposite the first direction
of rotation, to act on the first pulley,

further wherein a position taken by the second pulley, when no force acts on the grip, is referred to as a second reference
position, and the second pulley is rotatable in the second direction of rotation starting from the second reference position,
and

further wherein when the grip is rotated in a closing direction that causes the degree of opening of the throttle valve to
decrease,

a force is transmitted from the second throttle cable to the second pulley such that the second pulley is rotated in the second
direction of rotation, and

the processing unit performs the specified operation when the second pulley has been rotated by a predetermined amount in
the second direction of rotation starting from the second reference position.

US Pat. No. 9,240,890

COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MANAGEMENT TUNNELS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A system comprising:
a plurality of network devices, including one or more peer managed devices and one or more management devices, deployed within
a network;

wherein the plurality of network devices are pre-configured to form a web of trust by storing within each network device of
the plurality of network devices (i) a digital certificate signed by a manufacturer or a distributor of the network device
and (ii) a unique identifier of the network device, the unique identifier individually identifying each of the one or more
peer managed devices and each of the one or more management devices;

wherein the web of trust includes a trusted peer managed device that is trusted by a peer managed device of the one or more
peer managed devices;

wherein the peer managed device is configured to broadcast a message to the trusted peer managed device to retrieve an address
of a management device of the one or more management devices from an external source;

wherein the peer managed device is further configured to establish a management tunnel with the management device based on
the address of the management device received from the external source;

wherein the peer managed device further comprises a conflict resolution algorithm for determining the address of the management
device when multiple replies to the broadcast message are received; and

wherein, prior to allowing the management device to use the management tunnel to perform management functionality in relation
to the peer managed device, the peer managed device is configured to verify credentials of the management device by causing
the unique identifier of the management device to be confirmed with reference to a pre-configured identifier of an authorized
management device stored within the peer managed device.

US Pat. No. 9,239,928

SECURE TIME FOR MOBILE DEVICES

GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING...

1. A method of updating a last known good time (“LKGT”) in a mobile device, the method comprising:
receiving a first time from a secure time source;
recording the first time as a first stored LKGT in secure storage on the mobile device;
advancing the LKGT whenever a triggering event occurs by:
accessing a previous local-clock observation that was obtained from a local clock of the mobile device,
determining a current local-clock observation from the local clock,
determining a difference between the current local-clock observation and the previous local-clock observation,
increasing the LKGT by the difference to produce a second LKGT, and
storing second LKGT in secure storage on the mobile device;
receiving a second time from the secure time source; and
recording the second time as a subsequent stored LKGT in secure storage on the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,238,243

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ADAPTIVELY PRE-COMPENSATE FOR TARGET MATERIAL PUSH-OUT TO OPTIMIZE EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT PRODUCTION

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of pre-compensating for push-out from a primary focal spot at which sequential target material droplets from a
droplet generator are to be lased during burst-firing of an extreme ultraviolet laser light source, the laser light source
containing a feedback mechanism for correcting for droplet-to-droplet changes in axial position, comprising:
sensing a plurality of droplets during a burst, the droplets directed toward an initial target position;
calculating an axial position for each of the sensed droplets;
estimating for each sensed droplet an uncorrected droplet position by subtracting from the calculated axial position for each
of the droplets any correction in axial position made by the feedback mechanism;

calculating, after the burst has ended, a pre-compensation correction based on the uncorrected droplet positions;
calculating an updated target position based upon the pre-compensation correction; and
commanding one or more actuators to reposition the droplet generator to deliver, during a succeeding burst, droplets of target
material to the updated target position.

US Pat. No. 9,240,399

ACTIVE DEVICE ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND REPAIRING METHOD THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. An active device array substrate, comprising:
a substrate, having an active region, a first peripheral region, and a second peripheral region, wherein the active region
is located between the first peripheral region and the second peripheral region;

a first gate driving circuit, located at the first peripheral region;
a second gate driving circuit, located at the second peripheral region;
a plurality of active devices, arranged in an array at the active region;
a plurality of scan line structures, each of the scan line structures comprising:
a first scan line, connected to a first part of the active devices arranged in one row and having a first connecting end and
a first terminal end, the first connecting end extending toward the first gate driving circuit;

a second scan line, connected to a second part of the active devices in the row and having a second connecting end and a second
terminal end, the second connecting end extending toward the second gate driving circuit, wherein a gap is between the first
terminal end and the second terminal end; and

an auxiliary pattern, disposed on the gap and overlapping the first terminal end and the second terminal end; and
a plurality of data lines, respectively connected to the active devices.
US Pat. No. 9,238,080

BI-SPECIFIC FUSION PROTEINS

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals...

1. A bi-specific fusion protein comprising:
(a) a targeting domain comprising a sequence recited in SEQ ID NO: 81, the targeting domain having a binding specificity to
phosphatidylserine associated with the surface of a cell of a tissue; and

(b) a growth factor comprising a sequence recited in any one of SEQ ID NOs: 3-5, 39-40, or 55-56, the growth factor having
a binding specificity to a growth factor receptor associated with the surface of the same cell,

wherein upon exposure of the growth factor to the growth factor receptor, the growth factor binds to the growth factor receptor
at the surface of the cell so as to modulate regeneration or survival of the tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,240,547

MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTIONS AND METHODS OF FORMING MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTIONS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a line of magnetic tunnel junctions, comprising:
forming magnetic recording material over a substrate, non-magnetic material over the recording material, and magnetic reference
material over the non-magnetic material; the substrate comprising alternating outer regions of reactant source material and
insulator material along at least one cross-section; the reactant source material comprising a reactant that will react with
the recording material to form dielectric material when subjected to a set of temperature and pressure conditions;

patterning the reference material into a longitudinally elongated line passing over the alternating outer regions; and
subjecting the recording material to the set of temperature and pressure conditions to react with the reactant of the reactant
source material to form regions of the dielectric material which longitudinally alternate with the recording material along
the line and to form magnetic tunnel junctions along the line which individually comprise the recording material, the non-magnetic
material, and the reference material that are longitudinally between the dielectric material regions.

US Pat. No. 9,240,160

DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE OF USING SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A driving circuit for driving a display device having a display panel, comprising:
(a) a printed circuit board (PCB);
(b) a transmitter disposed on the PCB for providing an input signal comprising first and second Gamma reference voltages,
VHigh and VLow;

(c) first and second transmission lines disposed on the PCB and electrically coupled to the transmitter for transmitting the
input signal, wherein the first and second Gamma reference voltages are transmitted through the first and second transmission
lines, respectively; and

(d) a plurality of source drivers formed in a chip-on-film (COF) architecture between the PCB and the display panel, wherein
each source driver comprises:

first and second Hi-z components electrically coupled to the first and second transmission lines, respectively, for preventing
voltage drops of the input signal,

wherein the input signal further comprises control signals, and image data, and
wherein each source driver further comprises:
first and second low pass filters electrically coupled to the first and second Hi-z components, respectively, for removing
high frequency components of the input signal and outputting the first and second Gamma reference voltages;

a plurality of resistors electrically coupled in series between the first and second low pass filters, for generating a plurality
of Gamma voltages;

a receiver having first and second inputs electrically coupled to the first and second transmission lines, respectively, for
removing DC components of the input signal and outputting the image data and the control signals; and

core circuits electrically coupled to the plurality of resistors and the receiver for generating gray-scale voltages responsive
to the image data for driving corresponding data lines of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,239,269

CALIBRATION OF PHOTOELECTROMAGNETIC SENSOR IN A LASER SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A system comprising:
an energy monitor within a laser-produced plasma (LPP) extreme ultraviolet (EUV) system, the energy monitor configured to
measure a laser beam comprising pre-pulses and main pulses separated by a length of time, the energy monitor comprising:

a power meter configured to sense an average power of the series of laser pulses over a defined period of time, and
a photoelectromagnetic (PEM) detector configured to provide a voltage signal depicting a temporal profile of the first pre-pulse
separated from the first main pulse by the length of time during a portion of the defined period of time;

a calibration module configured to determine a power of the first main pulse based on a main pulse calibration coefficient
and a pulse integral of a portion of the voltage signal corresponding to the first main pulse, to determine a power of the
first pre-pulse based on the average power and the power of the first main pulse, and to determine a pre-pulse calibration
coefficient based on the power of the first pre-pulse and an integral of a portion of the voltage signal corresponding to
the first pre-pulse; and

a single pulse energy calculation (SPEC) module configured to determine an energy of a second pre-pulse based on the pre-pulse
calibration coefficient and a pulse integral of a portion of a second voltage signal provided by the PEM detector corresponding
to the second pre-pulse, and to determine an energy of a second main pulse based on the main pulse calibration coefficient
and a pulse integral of a portion of the second voltage signal to the second main pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,238,418

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING POWER OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method of controlling power of a fuel cell vehicle, comprising:
dividing an expected driving path of the fuel cell vehicle into a plurality of sections and setting the plurality of sections
according to a gradient;

comparing whether a predicted battery state of charge variation is within a battery charging or discharging allowance range
for each of the plurality of divided sections;

obtaining a predicted power using vehicle based information;
comparing the predicted power with maximum allowance power for each of the plurality of divided sections; and
setting the plurality of divided sections as a battery charging or discharging prohibition section and a battery charging
or discharging allowance section in advance according to a result of the comparison of the predicted battery state of charge
variation and the predicted power.

US Pat. No. 9,241,346

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

7. A method for data transmissions in a wireless network, the method comprising:
obtaining, by a first device, a transmit opportunity (TxOP) via a contention-based channel access procedure;
transmitting, by the first device, a first frame to a second device during the TxOP, wherein the first frame is a request
for data frames that are pending at the second device to be transmitted to the first device;

receiving, by the first device, an acknowledgement (ACK) frame in response to the first frame, wherein the ACK frame indicates
an end of the TxOP and includes information indicating a number of pending and approved data frames (NPAD) for reception by
the first device; and

receiving, by the first device, a plurality of data frames indicated by the ACK frame.

US Pat. No. 9,241,008

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND SOFTWARE FOR CYBER THREAT ANALYSIS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A system comprising:
a first memory unit and a second memory unit;
one or more processing units operable to:
generate a network model of a network infrastructure that is used by an organization, wherein the network infrastructure includes
a plurality of segments including a first segment and a second segment, the first segment including first network elements
with a first level of security and the second segment including second network elements with a second level of security different
from the first level of security;

determine a vulnerability of a first network element of the first network elements of the network infrastructure;
simulate, using the network model, an attack vector on the determined vulnerability of the first network element of the network
infrastructure to determine a resulting ramification on a second network element of the second network elements due to the
attack vector; and

determine, using the resulting ramification, a criticality level of the attack vector associated with the second network element;
displaying the criticality level of the attack vector on a user interface of the system in order to alert a user as to the
effect of the determined vulnerability; and

wherein the first memory unit is configured as a first federated memory with the first segment of the network infrastructure
stored thereon, the second memory unit is configured as second federated memory with the second segment of the network infrastructure
stored thereon, and the simulation is configured to simulate a cascading effect of the attack vector on the second network
element due to the attack vector attacking the vulnerability of the first network element using the first and second federated
memories which are autonomous memories independently managed by respective administrators of the first and second segments
to independently control sensitive information generated and gathered throughout collection, storage, and analysis of vulnerabilities
on the network model.

US Pat. No. 9,240,488

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
an oxide semiconductor layer including a channel formation region, a first region, and a second region over a substrate;
a gate insulating layer over the oxide semiconductor layer;
a gate electrode layer over the gate insulating layer;
an insulating layer over the gate electrode layer and the gate insulating layer; and
a source electrode layer and a drain electrode layer over the insulating layer,
wherein the first region is one of a source or drain region,
wherein each of the first region and the second region includes oxygen defects due to oxygen-defect-inducing factors,
wherein the second region is between the channel formation region and the first region,
wherein a concentration of the oxygen-defect-inducing factors of the second region is lower than that of the first region,
wherein the insulating layer includes a first part overlapping with the first region and a second part overlapping with the
second region,

wherein an interface between the first part and the second part is substantially aligned with an interface between the first
region and the second region, and

wherein the gate insulating film is over and in contact with the first region and the second region.

US Pat. No. 9,240,205

WRITE PARAMETERS USED TO ENSURE ACCURATE PHASE LOCK DURING READING OF A HEAT-ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIUM

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:
determining, based on a thermal time constant of a head-to-media spacing of a write head, a write parameter that includes
at least one of: a modified laser power boost used at a beginning of writing to a heat-assisted magnetic recording medium;
and a time adjustment affecting the beginning of the writing; and

applying the write parameter to writing operations affecting the heat-assisted magnetic recording medium, the write parameter
ensuring accurate phase lock during reading of the heat-assisted magnetic recording medium.

US Pat. No. 9,239,697

DISPLAY MULTIPLIER PROVIDING INDEPENDENT PIXEL RESOLUTIONS

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving first image data for a first display device;
receiving second image data for a second display device, wherein the second display device has fewer scan lines than the first
display device;

computing a scan line ratio multiplier value as a height in scan lines of a frame including the first image data and the second
image data divided by a height in scan lines of the second display device;

duplicating a scan line of the second image data a number of times based on the scan line ratio multiplier value; and
generating a display multiplier output stream that includes a first scan line of the first image data, the scan line of the
second image data, a second scan line of the first image data, and the duplicated scan line of the second image data.

US Pat. No. 9,238,481

STEERING SYSTEM FOR TURNING MULTIPLE SETS OF STEERABLE WHEELS

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A steering system for turning multiple sets of steerable wheels comprising:
a first steering gear operatively connected to a steering wheel and to a first set of steerable wheels to effect turning of
the first set of steerable wheels in response to rotation of the steering wheel, the first steering gear including a first
control valve assembly, the first control valve assembly directing pressurized fluid to a first hydraulic fluid motor and
allowing fluid to return from the first hydraulic fluid motor, the first hydraulic fluid motor being operatively connected
to the first set of steerable wheels; and

a second steering gear operatively connected to the first set of steerable wheels and fluidly connected to the first steering
gear to assist in turning of the first set of steerable wheels in response to rotation of the steering wheel, the second steering
gear including a second control valve assembly,

the first control valve assembly being fluidly connected to the second control valve assembly such that the first control
valve assembly directs pressurized fluid to a second hydraulic fluid motor and allows fluid to return from the second hydraulic
fluid motor, an output shaft of the second steering gear rotating in response to movement of the first control valve assembly
when a torque below a predetermined value is applied to the output shaft, the second control valve assembly remaining in a
neutral condition when said torque below a predetermined value is applied to the output shaft, the output shaft rotating to
cause the second control valve assembly to assume an actuated condition to direct pressurized fluid away from the second hydraulic
fluid motor when a torque above the predetermined value is applied to the output shaft of the second steering gear.

US Pat. No. 9,239,460

CALIBRATION OF EYE LOCATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. In a head-mounted display, a method of calibrating a predetermined eye location, the method comprising:
displaying a virtual marker visually alignable with a real world target at an alignment condition;
at the alignment condition, acquiring image data to determine a location of the real world target;
from the image data, determining an estimated eye location relative to a location of the head-mounted display; and
calibrating the predetermined eye location based upon the estimated eye location.

US Pat. No. 9,238,661

ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF MAKING ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of making an organoboron compound, comprising a reaction described by one of the following schemes:

wherein X1 is O, N, S, or C, wherein each of R, R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are independently selected from: H, a carbonyl functional group, a carbocycle group, a heterocycle, a halide, or an alkyl
group, wherein, optionally, R1 and R2 together with the carbon atoms they are attached to form a C1 to C10, aromatic or non-aromatic, cyclic moiety, wherein X2 is catecholate, pinacolate, ethylene glycolate, 1,3-propanediolate, N-methyliminodiacetate, 2,2?-azanediyldiethanolate, fluoride,
or chloride, wherein n is 0 to 8, wherein y is from 1 to 3, wherein X3 is C, O, N, or S, and wherein X4 is a halogen, trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), tosylate (OTs), mesylate (OMs), or triflate (OTf);

wherein the reagent in each Scheme (1) to (25) is reacted with a salt of BX2 to form the organoboron compound(s) shown in each Scheme (1) to (25.

US Pat. No. 9,240,401

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate;
a first region over the substrate, the first region comprising a first n type material;
a second region laterally adjacent to the first region, the second region comprising a first p type material;
a third region disposed laterally adjacent to the second region on a side of the second region opposite the first region,
the third region comprising a second n type material;

a fourth region disposed within a portion of the first region proximate the second region, the fourth region comprising a
second p type material;

a fifth region disposed within a portion of the second region proximate the first region, wherein the fourth region and the
fifth region are separated by a first isolation area;

a sixth region disposed within a portion of the third region proximate the second region, the sixth region comprising a third
p type material; and

a seventh region disposed within the second region and below the fifth region.

US Pat. No. 9,240,325

METHOD FOR MAKING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A method for making an integrated circuit on a substrate, comprising:
making a gate stack on a surface of an active zone, the making comprising:
depositing a layer of first dielectric which extends over the active zone;
depositing a gate conductive layer which extends over the layer of first dielectric;
depositing a layer of a first metal which extends over the gate conductive layer;
depositing a layer of a second metal which extends over the layer of the first metal;
depositing a layer of a second dielectric which extends over the layer of the second metal;partially etching the gate stack for the formation of a gate zone on the active zone;
making insulating spacers on either side of the gate zone on the active zone;
making source and drain zones;
making silicidation zones on a surface of the source and drain zones;
etching, in the gate zone on the active zone, the second dielectric layer and the layer of second metal with stopping on the
layer of the first metal, so as to form a cavity between the insulating spacers; and

making a protective plug at a surface of the layer of first metal of the gate zone on the active zone, wherein the protective
plug fills the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,238,494

VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A vehicle comprising:
a vehicle body frame;
a right front wheel and a left front wheel arranged side by side in a left-right direction of the vehicle body frame;
a right shock absorbing device supporting the right front wheel at a lower portion thereof and configured to buffer displacement
of the right front wheel in an up-down direction of the vehicle body frame relative to an upper portion thereof;

a left shock absorbing device supporting the left front wheel at a lower portion thereof and configured to buffer displacement
of the left front wheel in the up-down direction of the vehicle body frame relative to an upper portion thereof;

a link mechanism including:
a right side rod supporting the upper portion of the right shock absorbing device so that the right shock absorbing device
is configured to turn about a right axis extending in the up-down direction of the vehicle body frame;

a left side rod supporting the upper portion of the left shock absorbing device so that the left shock absorbing device is
configured to turn about a left axis extending parallel or substantially parallel to the right axis;

an upper cross member including a right end portion turnably supporting an upper portion of the right side rod, a left end
portion turnably supporting an upper portion of the left side rod, and an intermediate portion supported by the vehicle body
frame and configured to turn about an upper axis extending in the front-back direction of the vehicle body frame; and

a lower cross member including a right end portion turnably supporting a lower portion of the right side rod, a left end portion
turnably supporting a lower portion of the left side rod, and an intermediate portion supported by the vehicle body frame
and configured to turn about a lower axis extending parallel or substantially parallel to the upper axis;

a steering shaft including an upper end portion located above the lower axis in the up-down direction of the vehicle body
frame, the steering shaft being supported by the vehicle body frame at a position between the right side rod and the left
side rod in the left-right direction of the vehicle body frame, and the steering shaft is configured to turn about an intermediate
axis extending in the up-down direction of the vehicle body frame;

a handlebar provided on the upper end portion of the steering shaft;
a turn transmitting mechanism configured to transmit a turning motion of the steering shaft in accordance with an operation
of the handlebar to the right shock absorbing device and to the left shock absorbing device; and

a resisting force changing mechanism configured to change a resisting force applied against turning actions of the upper cross
member and the lower cross member relative to the vehicle body frame; wherein

the resisting force changing mechanism includes a first portion and a second portion which are configured to be displaced
relative to each other and to change a resisting force against the relative displacement;

the first portion includes a first supporting portion supported by at least one of the right shock absorbing device and the
left shock absorbing device;

the first supporting portion is supported by one of the right shock absorbing device and the left shock absorbing device at
a position which is below the lower cross member in the up-down direction of the vehicle body frame, and which is closer to
the one of the right shock absorbing device and the left shock absorbing device in the left-right direction of the vehicle
body frame than the intermediate axis when the vehicle body frame is in an upright state; and

the second portion includes a second supporting portion supported by at least one of the upper cross member, the lower cross
member, the vehicle body frame, the other one of the right shock absorbing device and the left shock absorbing device, and
one of the right and left side rods supporting the other one of the right shock absorbing device and the left shock absorbing
device.

US Pat. No. 9,238,257

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, CLEANING METHOD, AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

11. A cleaning method for removing a nitride film adhered to a processing chamber of a substrate processing apparatus configured
to process a substrate by supplying a source gas, the cleaning method comprising:
(a) changing a composition of the nitride film adhered to the processing chamber into an oxide film by oxidizing the nitride
film adhered to the processing chamber by supplying an oxygen-containing gas into the processing chamber; and

(b) removing the oxide film by alternately repeating supplying a cleaning gas into the processing chamber and exhausting the
cleaning gas from the processing chamber,

wherein a nitrogen concentration of a surface of the nitride film adhered to the processing chamber is decreased and an oxygen
concentration of the surface of the nitride film adhered to the processing chamber is increased in the step (a).

US Pat. No. 9,240,713

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A switching power supply device, comprising:
a switching power supply device main body for generating a predetermined output DC voltage from an output AC voltage, the
switching power supply device main body including a switching element and;

a switching control unit for controlling a switching frequency of the switching element in accordance with a feedback voltage
that indicates the difference between an output set voltage and the output DC voltage, the switching control unit including:

a jitter control unit for applying jitter to the switching frequency to reduce noise accompanying a switching operation of
the switching element, and

a jitter amplitude control unit for changing the jitter amplitude caused by the jitter control unit in accordance with the
feedback voltage, thereby maintaining a noise reduction effect.

US Pat. No. 9,240,505

METHOD OF ETCHING BACKSIDE SI SUBSTRATE OF SOI SUBSTRATE TO EXPOSE SIO2 LAYER USING FLUONITRIC ACID

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A method of producing a backside illumination type photoelectric conversion module, the method comprising the steps of:
producing a pre-photoelectric conversion module having a photoelectric conversion portion with a plurality of photoelectric
conversion elements on the surface Si layer of an SOI substrate comprising an SiO2 layer between a Si substrate and a surface Si layer; and

etching a free surface of the Si substrate with an etching method comprising a step of exposing a free surface of the Si substrate
to a fluonitric acid HF(a) HNO3(b) H2O(c) (where a, b and c are numerical values representing concentrations, the unit thereof is wt % and a+b+c=100), so that
at least a part of the SiO2 layer is exposed and the etching is stopped on the SiO2 layer, wherein

a composition of the fluonitric acid satisfies a+b?50 and
an opening portion that exposes the SiO2 layer is an entrance surface through which light enters the photoelectric conversion portion.

US Pat. No. 9,238,876

METHOD OF WASHING POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON, APPARATUS FOR WASHING POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method of washing polycrystalline silicon lumps produced by the Siemens method comprising:
a step of acid cleaning in which the polycrystalline silicon lumps retained in a basket are cleaned with an acid solution
in an acid clean bath;

a step of transferring the basket retaining the acid cleaned polycrystalline silicon lumps to a supporting surface of a platform
provided directly on the bottom plate of a water cleaning bath filled with pure water, a cross section of the supporting surface
taken along the longitudinal direction of the water cleaning bath being parallel to the cross section of the bottom plate
also taken along the longitudinal direction of the water cleaning bath and higher than the bottom plate of the water cleaning
bath in a vertical direction;

a step of overflowing pure water by supplying pure water to the cleaning bath after the step of transferring;
a step of immersing the polycrystalline silicon lumps in the pure water after the step of overflowing in the water cleaning
bath for at least 2 hours to remove residual of the acid solution on surfaces of the polycrystalline silicon lumps, the pure
water cleaning tank provided with a pure water supply device, which is positioned to one end of the water cleaning bath in
a longitudinal direction of the water cleaning bath and a pure water drainage device, which is positioned to the other end
of the water cleaning bath in the longitudinal direction and to the bottom plate of the water cleaning bath;

a step of measuring an electrical conductivity C of the pure water by an electrical conductivity measuring device provided
in a vicinity of a feed-water inlet of the pure water supply device after the step of immersing;

a step of repeating the step of immersing after replacing the pure water in the water cleaning bath with fresh pure water
when the electrical conductivity is more than 2 ?S/cm in the step of measuring;

a step of ending the step of immersing in a case where the electrical conductivity C measured in the step of measuring is
2 ?S/cm or lower,

wherein,
the bottom plate of the water cleaning bath is sloped down toward the water drainage device in the longitudinal direction
the water cleaning bath with respect to the bottom plate,

the supporting surface of the platform is sloped in a width direction of the water cleaning bath,
a plurality of through-holes are provided between the lower end surface of the platform and the bottom surface of the water
cleaning bath in the longitudinal direction of the water cleaning bath.

US Pat. No. 9,238,303

TRANSFER POSITION TEACHING METHOD, TRANSFER POSITION TEACHING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A transfer position teaching apparatus for teaching a transfer position of a substrate comprising:
a substrate transfer member;
a hand for transferring the substrate to the substrate transfer member;
a teaching substrate supported by the hand in place of the substrate to be transferred to the substrate transfer member; and
a detection member, placed at a position corresponding to the substrate transfer member to detect a position of an electrical
contact between the teaching substrate and the detection member,

wherein the substrate transfer member is a substrate-storing container for storing a plurality of substrates in a stacked
condition, and

wherein the detection member includes a pair of Y-direction contact members placed correspondingly to a width of an opening
of the substrate-storing container and an X-direction contact member placed correspondingly to a depth of an opening of the
substrate-storing container.

US Pat. No. 9,241,237

DEVICE WITH AN EEPROM HAVING BOTH A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION INTERFACE AND A SECOND INTERFACE

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

1. A lock/security peripheral device comprising:
a passive near field communication (NFC) interface;
a data interface;
a memory, wherein the memory is dual interfaced such that the passive NFC interface and the data interface can both be used
by the memory to transmit data;

an NFC antenna, connected to the passive NFC interface, that is configured to communicate NFC signals with a first external
device; and

a logic controller in data communication with the data interface, wherein the passive NFC interface and the data interface
automatically share both a single memory and necessary authentication data.

US Pat. No. 9,240,742

CURRENT BOOST CIRCUIT

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a back electromotive force (BEMF) supply for generating a BEMF voltage;
a current source;
a switch coupled to the current source and the BEMF supply to conduct current from the current source when the switch is on
to maintain the BEMF voltage not less than a certain voltage;

a sensing circuit including an input coupled to the BEMF supply and an output for providing a voltage corresponding to the
BEMF voltage; and

a voltage regulator coupled to receive the corresponding voltage and coupled to turn on the switch responsive to the received
corresponding voltage being less than the certain voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,240,230

BIPOLAR LOGIC GATES ON MOS-BASED MEMORY CHIPS

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A system, comprising:
a MOS-based memory, comprising:
an array of a plurality of memory cells configured to store data;
a MOS-based address decoder configured to:
accept a word comprising a plurality of bits; and
access the array of memory cells using the word;
a bipolar-based address decoder comprising bipolar logic circuitry, wherein the bipolar-based address decoder is configured
to:

accept a word comprising a plurality of bits; and
access the array of memory cells using the word; and
memory controller circuitry configured to:
accept a selection input; and
use the selection input to select between the MOS-based address decoder and the bipolar-based address decoder.

US Pat. No. 9,238,715

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION FOR OPHTHALMIC AND MEDICAL USE AND ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION OBTAINED BY POLYMERIZING THE POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A composition comprising epsilon-polylysine having (meth)acryloyl group, wherein the (meth)acryloyl group is attached to
an amino group of the polylysine via an amide bond,
wherein the composition comprises:
(i) a hydrophilic monomer, wherein the hydrophilic monomer is selected from the group consisting of N-vinylpyrrolidone, hydroxyethyl
(meth)acrylate, hydroxypropyl (meth)acrylate, hydroxybutyl (meth)acrylate, polyethyleneglycol mono(meth)acrylate, polypropyleneglycol
mono(meth)acrylate, N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMA), N,N-diethylacrylamide, N-(2-hydroxyethyl) acrylamide, N-isopropylacrylamide,
acryloylmorpholine, 1-methyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-ethyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 1-methyl-5-methylene-2-pyrrolidone,
1-ethyl-5-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, 5-methyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, and 5-ethyl-3-methylene-2-pyrrolidone, and wherein
the hydrophilic monomer can be used alone or two or more of these can be used in combination;

and/or
(ii) a crosslinkable monomer, wherein the crosslinkable monomer is selected from the group consisting of allyl(meth)acrylate,
vinyl(meth)acrylate, 4-vinylbenzyl(meth)acrylate, 3-vinylbenzyl(meth)acrylate, methacryloyloxyethyl acrylate, ethyleneglycol
di(meth)acrylate, diethyleneglycol di(meth)acrylate, diethyleneglycol diallyl ether, polyethyleneglycol di(meth)acrylate,
polypropyleneglycol di(meth)acrylate, butanediol dimethacrylate, and trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate, and wherein the crosslinkable
monomer can be used alone or a mixture of two or more of these compounds can be used.

US Pat. No. 9,238,396

AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An air-conditioning apparatus for a vehicle comprising:
a casing divided into an indoor chamber and an outdoor chamber by a partition plate;
a cover for placing on a top of the casing; and
a refrigeration cycle device placed across the indoor chamber and the outdoor chamber in the casing,
wherein a side plate constituting the casing is extruded in one piece of metal,
wherein the side plate includes a plate-shaped attachment portion on an outer surface thereof such that the attachment portion
extends in a longitudinal direction of the side plate and protrudes outwardly from the side plate,

wherein the attachment portion includes a support on a lower surface thereof such that the support extends in a longitudinal
direction of the attachment portion and protrudes downwardly from the attachment portion, the support having a curtain rail
structure, and

wherein the support is molded so as to have a downwardly opening, substantially C-shaped cross-section.

US Pat. No. 9,238,206

CONTROL OF EMULSIONS, INCLUDING MULTIPLE EMULSIONS

President and Fellows of ...

1. A microfluidic device, comprising:
a first junction of microfluidic channels comprising at least first, second, and third microfluidic channels in fluidic communication,
the first junction in fluid communication at an interface with a second junction of microfluidic channels comprising at least
fourth, fifth, and sixth microfluidic channels in fluidic communication, each of the first, second, and third microfluidic
channels having a respective cross-sectional area at the first junction and each of the fourth, fifth, and sixth microfluidic
channels having a respective cross-sectional area at the second junction, wherein the interface has a cross-sectional area
smaller than the smallest cross-sectional areas of the fourth, fifth, and sixth microfluidic channels.

US Pat. No. 9,238,121

CATHETER SHAFT WITH IMPROVED MANIFOLD BOND

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. A medical device, comprising:
a catheter shaft having an inner surface and an outer surface;
a liner disposed within the catheter shaft, the liner having an outer surface defining an annular space between the outer
surface of the liner and the inner surface of the catheter shaft;

a sleeve attached to the outer surface of the catheter shaft, the sleeve including at least two layers; and
a hub;
wherein an outer surface of the sleeve is bonded to an inner surface of the hub.

US Pat. No. 9,240,878

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASYMMETRIC, FULL-DUPLEX COMMUNICATION

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A first device comprising:
a first transceiver configured to perform, with a second device coupled to the first device, asymmetric full-duplex communication
of a first signal and a second signal, the first transceiver including:

first transmitter circuitry configured to transmit the first signal from the first device via a first node while the second
device transmits the second signal to the first node,

wherein a superimposed signal of the first signal and the second signal is formed at the first node:
signal processing circuitry coupled to the first node, the signal processing circuitry configured to generate a third signal
from the superimposed signal, including the signal processing circuitry to reduce a contribution by the first signal; and

first receiver circuitry coupled to receive the third signal from the signal processing circuitry,
wherein one of the first signal and the second signal includes a stable portion comprised of two or more consecutive placeholder
bits which each have the same logic level, wherein an exchange of the stable portion is concurrent with a transition time
of the other of the first signal and the second signal.

US Pat. No. 9,240,627

HANDHELD DEVICE AND PLANAR ANTENNA THEREOF

HTC CORPORATION, (TW)

1. A planar antenna, comprising:
a first radiator, comprising:
an open terminal;
a short terminal, being coupled to a ground terminal;
a first feeding terminal, being formed between the open terminal and the short terminal, and coupled to a radio frequency
(RF) signal terminal; and

a second feeding terminal, being formed between the open terminal and the first feeding terminal, and coupled to the first
feeding terminal and the RF signal terminal via a transmission line and a single switch element;

wherein when the switch element is turned off, the second feeding terminal is physically coupled with neither the ground terminal
nor the RF terminal via the switch element and an RF signal outputted by the RF signal terminal is fed from the first feeding
terminal to the first radiator so that the first radiator resonates at a first central frequency, and when the switch element
is turned on, the first feeding terminal is coupled with the second feeding terminal via the transmission line and the RF
signal outputted by the RF signal terminal is fed at least from the second feeding terminal to the first radiator so that
the first radiator resonates at a second central frequency that is higher than the first central frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,240,551

POLYMERS BASED ON BENZODIONES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A polymer, comprising a unit of formula ?Ar3?c?Ar2?b?Ar1?aY?Ar1??a??Ar2??b??Ar3??c? (I), wherein Y is a group of formula

a is 1, 2, or 3, a? is 1, 2, or 3; b is 0, 1, 2, or 3; b? is 0, 1, 2, or 3; c is 0, 1, 2, or 3; c? is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
U1 is O, S, or NR1;

U2 is O, S, or NR2;

T1 and T2 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, —COOR103, —OCOR103, —NR112COR103, —CONR112R113, —OR103?, —SR103?, —SOR103?, —SO2R103?, —NR112SO2R103?, —NR112R113, C1-C25alkyl, which may be substituted by E and/or interrupted by D, C5-C12cycloalkyl, which can be substituted one to three times with C1-C8alkyl and/or C1-C8alkoxy; C7-C25arylalkyl, C6-C24aryl, C6-C24aryl which is substituted by G, C2-C20heteroaryl, or C2-C20heteroaryl which is substituted by G;

R1 and R2 may be the same or different and are each independently selected from hydrogen, a C1-C100alkyl group which can optionally be substituted with C1-C12alkyl, C1-C12alkoxy, halogen, C5-C12cycloalkyl, nitro, cyano, vinyl, allyl, C6-C24aryl, C2-C20heteroaryl, a silyl group, or a siloxanyl group; and/or can optionally be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —NR39—, CONR39—, NR39CO—, —COO—, —CO— or —OCO—,

a C2-C100alkenyl group which can optionally be substituted with C1-C12alkyl, C1-C12alkoxy, halogen, C5-C12cycloalkyl, nitro, cyano, vinyl, allyl, C6-C24aryl, C2-C20heteroaryl, a silyl group, or a siloxanyl group; and/or can optionally be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —NR39—, CONR39—, NR39CO—, —COO—, —CO— or —OCO—,

a C3-C100alkinyl group which can optionally be substituted with C1-C12alkyl, C1-C12alkoxy, halogen, C5-C12cycloalkyl, nitro, cyano, vinyl, allyl, C6-C24aryl, C2-C20heteroaryl, a silyl group, or a siloxanyl group; and/or can optionally be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —NR39—, CONR39—, NR39CO—, —COO—, —CO— or —OCO—,

a C3-C12cycloalkyl group which can optionally be substituted with C1-C12alkyl, C1-C12alkoxy, halogen, C5-C12cycloalkyl, nitro, cyano, vinyl, allyl, C6-C24aryl, C2-C20heteroaryl, a silyl group, or a siloxanyl group; and/or can optionally be interrupted by —O—, —S—, —NR39—, CONR39—, NR39CO—, —COO—, —CO— or —OCO—,

a C6-C24aryl group which can optionally be substituted with C1-C12alkyl, C1-C12alkoxy, halogen, C5-C12cycloalkyl, nitro, cyano, vinyl, allyl, C6-C24aryl, C2-C20heteroaryl, a silyl group, or a siloxanyl group,

a C2-C20heteroaryl group which can optionally be substituted with C1-C12alkoxy, C1-C12alkoxy, halogen, C5-C12cycloalkyl, nitro, cyano, vinyl, allyl, C6-C24aryl, C2-C20heteroaryl, a silyl group, or a siloxanyl group,

a —CO—C1-C18alkyl group, a —CO—C5-C12cycloalkyl group, or —COO—C1-C18alkyl group;

R39 is hydrogen, C1-C18alkyl, C1-C18haloalkyl, C7-C25arylalkyl, or C1-C18alkanoyl,

R103 and R103? are each independently C1-C100alkyl, C1-C25alkyl substituted by E and/or interrupted with D, C7-C25arylalkyl, C6-C24aryl, C6-C24aryl which is substituted by G, C2-C20heteroaryl, or C2-C20heteroaryl which is substituted by G;

Ar1 and Ar1? are each independently

wherein
X is —O—, —S—, —NR8—, —Si(R11)(R11?)—, —Ge(R11)(R11?)—, —C(R7)(R7?)—, —C(?O)—, —C(?CR104R104?)—,


Ar2, Ar2?, Ar3 and Ar3? have independently of each other the meaning of Ar1, or are independently of each other


wherein
X1 is S, O, NR107—, —Si(R117)(R117?)—, —Ge(R117)(R117?)—, —C(R106)(R109)—, —C(?O)—, —C(?CR104R104?)—,


R3 and R3? are each independently hydrogen, halogen, halogenated C1-C25alkyl, cyano, C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen or sulphur atom; C7-C25arylalkyl, or C1-C25alkoxy;

R104 and R104? are each independently hydrogen, cyano, COOR103, a C1-C25alkyl group, or C6-C24aryl or C2-C20heteroaryl;

R4, R4?, R5, R5?, R6, and R6? are each independently hydrogen, halogen, halogenated C1-C25alkyl, cyano, C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen or sulphur atom; C7-C25arylalkyl, or C1-C25alkoxy;

R7, R7?, R9 and R9? are each independently hydrogen, C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen, or sulphur atom; or C7-C25arylalkyl,

R8 and R8? are each independently hydrogen, C6-C18aryl; C6-C18aryl which is substituted by C1-C18alkyl, or C1-C18alkoxy; or C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen or sulphur atom; or C7-C25arylalkyl,

R11 and R11? are each independently C1-C25alkyl group, which can be substituted with C1-C8alkyl and/or C-C8alkoxy;

R12 and R12? are each independently hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen, or sulphur atom, C1-C25alkoxy, C7-C25arylalkyl, or R13, wherein R13 is a C1-C10alkyl group, or a tri(C1-C8alkyl)silyl group;

R104 and R104? are each independently hydrogen, C1-C18alkyl, C6-C10aryl, which may optionally be substituted by G, or C2-C8heteroaryl, which may optionally be substituted by G,

R105, R105?, R106 and R106? are each independently hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen or sulphur atom; C7-C25arylalkyl, or C1-C18alkoxy;

R107 is hydrogen, C7-C25arylalkyl, C6-C18aryl; C6-C18aryl which is substituted by C1-C18alkyl, or C1-C18alkoxy; C1-C18perfluoroalkyl; C1-C25alkyl, which may be interrupted by —O—, or —S—; or —COOR103 ;

R108 and R109 are each independently H, C1-C25alkyl, C1-C25alkyl which is substituted by E and/or interrupted by D, C7-C25arylalkyl, C6-C24aryl, C6-C24aryl which is substituted by G, C2-C20heteroaryl, C2-C20heteroaryl which is substituted by G, C2-C18alkenyl, C2-C18alkynyl, C1-C18alkoxy, C1-C18alkoxy which is substituted by E and/or interrupted by D, or C7-C25aralkyl, or

R108 and R109 together form a group of formula ?CR110R111, wherein

R110 and R111 are each independently H, C1-C18alkyl, C1-C18alkyl which is substituted by E and/or interrupted by D, C6-C24aryl, C6-C24aryl which is substituted by G, or C2-C20heteroaryl, or C2-C20heteroaryl which is substituted by G, or

R108 and R109 together form a five or six membered ring, which optionally can be substituted by C1-C18alkyl, C1-C18alkyl which is substituted by E and/or interrupted by D, C6-C24aryl, C6-C24aryl which is substituted by G, C2-C20heteroaryl, C2-C20heteroaryl which is substituted by G, C2-C18alkenyl, C2-C18alkynyl, C1-C18alkoxy, C1-C18alkoxy which is substituted by E and/or interrupted by D, or C7-C25aralkyl;

D is —CO—, —COO—, —S—, —O—, or —NR112—;

E is C1-C8thioalkoxy, C1-C8alkoxy, CN, —NR112R113, —CONR112R113, or halogen;

G is E, or C1-C18alkyl;

R112 and R113 are each independently H; C6-C18aryl; C6-C18aryl which is substituted by C1-C18alkyl, or C1-C18alkoxy; C1-C18alkyl; or C1-C18alkyl which is interrupted by —O—;

R114 is C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen, or sulphur atom;

R115 and R115? are each independently hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen, or sulphur atom, C1-C25alkoxy, C7-C25arylalkyl, or R116, wherein R116 is a C1-C10alkyl group, or a tri(C1-C8alkyl)silyl group;

R117 and R117? are each independently C1-C25alkyl group, which can be substituted one to three times with C1-C8alkyl and/or C1-C8alkoxy;

R118, R119, R120 and R121 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, halogenated C1-C25alkyl, cyano, C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen or sulphur atom; C7-C25arylalkyl, or C1-C25alkoxy; and

R122 and R122? are each independently hydrogen, C6-C18aryl; C6-C18aryl which is substituted by C1-C18alkyl, or C1-C18alkoxy; or C1-C25alkyl, which may optionally be interrupted by an oxygen or sulphur atom; or C7-C25arylalkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,240,425

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a light-emitting display device comprising the steps of:
forming a first conductive film over a substrate having an insulating surface;
performing a first photolithography step on the first conductive film to form a first gate layer and a second gate layer;
forming a first insulating film over the first gate layer and the second gate layer;
forming a semiconductor film over the first insulating film;
forming a second conductive film over the semiconductor film;
performing a second lithography step on the second conductive film to form a first source layer and a first drain layer of
a first transistor comprising the first gate layer, and a second source layer and a second drain layer of a second transistor
comprising the second gate layer;

forming a second insulating film over the first transistor, the second transistor, and the semiconductor film;
performing a third lithography step, after formation of the second insulating film, to form:
a first opening exposing part of one of the first source layer and the first drain layer and a second opening exposing part
of one of the second source layer and the second drain layer by selectively etching the second insulating film; and

a third opening exposing part of the second gate layer and a fourth opening exposing part of the substrate by selectively
etching the second insulating film, the semiconductor film, and the first insulating film,

forming a third conductive film over the second insulating film so as to cover the first opening, the second opening, the
third opening, and the fourth opening; and

performing a fourth lithography step on the third conductive film to form:
a first pixel electrode electrically connected to the one of the second source layer and the second drain layer through the
second opening; and

a connection layer electrically connecting the one of the first source layer and the first drain layer to the second gate
layer through the first opening and the third opening,

wherein the first transistor and the second transistor comprise respectively a first region and a second region of the semiconductor
layer; and

wherein the semiconductor layer is continuously formed in the first region, in the second region, and along a path linking
the first region and the second region.

US Pat. No. 9,240,259

LIQUID COMPOSITIONS USED AS INSULATING AND HEAT TRANSFER MEANS, ELECTRICAL DEVICES CONTAINING SAID COMPOSITIONS AND PREPARATION METHOD FOR SUCH COMPOSITIONS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A liquid composition that may be used as a dielectric composition, said composition comprising a mixture of at least one
natural triglyceride and at least one fatty acid ester different from triglycerides, said fatty acids of the fatty acid ester
being derived from at least one vegetable oil, plant, wood treatment derivate, algae, microalgae, animal fat, or sugar, wherein:
(i) the fatty acids present in the at least one natural triglyceride and in the at least one fatty acid ester different from
triglycerides comprise, by weight with respect to the total weight of fatty acids in the esters:

at least 70%, and preferably over 85%, of at least one monounsaturated fatty acid,
0 to less than 10% of at least one polyunsaturated fatty acid,
less than 20% and preferably less than 10% of at least one fatty acid having a hydrocarbon chain containing a number of carbon
atoms different from 18, and wherein

(ii) the at least one natural triglyceride present in the mixture corresponds to 10to 90% by weight, preferably to 40and 75%
by weight compared to the total weight of the mixture;

wherein the at least one fatty acid ester different from triglycerides is a fatty acid ester of an alcohol selected from ethane
1,2diol; propane 1,2 diol; propane 1,3 diol; methyl-2 propane 1,3 diol; dimethyl 2,2 propane 1,3 diol; ethyl 2 propane 1,3
diol; diethyl 2,2 propane 1,3 diol; 2 butyl 2 ethyl propane 1,3 diol; butane 1,4 diol; pentane 1,5 diol; methyl 4 butane 1,4
diol; pentane 2,3 diol; hexane 1,6 diol; octane 1,8 diol; decane 1,10 diol; dodecane 1,12 diol; octadecane 1,12 diol; phtalyl
alcohol; isophtalyl alcohol; terepthalyl alcohol; diglycerol (linear and cyclic); dihydroxyacetone; 1,4 cyclohexane dimethanol;
bisphenol-A; isosorbide; 2,5 bis (hydroxymethyl) tetrahydrofurane; 2,5 bis (hydroxymethyl) furane; 1,8 terpine; or 1,8 terpineol.

US Pat. No. 9,239,135

LED CONNECTOR

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. An LED connector comprising:
an LED component;
a molded heat sink comprising a plurality of conductors co-molded with each other, the conductors being formed from an electrically
and thermally conductive material, the conductors having mounting pads, the LED component being mounted to the mounting pads,
the conductors having heat dissipating fins exposed to cooling fluid;

wherein the conductors define both electrical circuits and thermal heat sinks for the LED connector without dissipating heat
generated by the LED component through an interface to a printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,241,417

WATERPROOF STRUCTURE OF ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A waterproof structure of an electrical junction box including
a junction box main body and a tubular wire cover, the junction main body having a groove formed on an outer wall of the junction
box main body, and the wire cover being slidably engaged with the groove of the junction box main body,

wherein an electric wire is passed downward through the wire cover and fixed to a taping portion located at a lower portion
of the wire cover using a tape, the waterproof structure comprising a step portion as a water stop formed integrally on a
rear wall of the wire cover,

wherein the rear wall of the wire cover is arranged in contact with or adjacent to a back wall of the groove of the junction
box main body, and the wire cover and the back wall of the groove are positioned apart to each other so as to form a space
below the step portion, so that a bottom face of the step portion, the bottom face being formed in a horizontal or a substantially
horizontal manner, serves as a water stop face that prevents water from entering into the electrical junction box from bottom
along the back wall of the groove through the electric wire.

US Pat. No. 9,240,571

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

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

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device, comprising:
a substrate configured to include a plurality of pixels that are defined across a plurality of colors;
a thin film transistor disposed in each of the pixels defined in the substrate;
a passivation layer disposed on the thin film transistor, and insulating the thin film transistor;
a planarizing layer disposed on the passivation layer to planarize unevenness of the thin film transistor, and including a
corresponding groove formed in an upper end portion of the planarizing layer in each pixel;

a reflective electrode disposed in the groove of the planarizing layer for each pixel;
an anode electrode disposed on the reflective electrode for each pixel, and connected to the thin film transistor of the corresponding
pixel, wherein the anode electrode has a first portion extending through the planarizing layer to connect the thin film transistor
and a second portion horizontally disposed above the groove, the second portion of the anode electrode of all the pixels being
coplanar;

an organic emitting layer disposed on the anode electrode for each pixel; and
a cathode electrode disposed on the organic emitting layer for each pixel,
wherein the plurality of pixels comprise a red pixel emitting red light, a green pixel emitting green light, and a blue pixel
emitting blue light,

a groove depth of the red pixel is deeper than a groove depth of the green pixel, and
the groove depth of the green pixel is deeper than a groove depth of the blue pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,240,522

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PROVIDING GRADED BRIGHTNESS

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:
a semiconductor lamination including a p-type semiconductor layer, an active semiconductor layer, and an n-type semiconductor
layer;

an opposing electrode structure including a first electrode structure formed above the p-type semiconductor layer, and a second
electrode structure formed above the n-type semiconductor layer; and

a brightness grade producing structure including a surface layer of one of the p-type semiconductor layer and the n-type semiconductor
layer and producing brightness of emitted light gradually changing from one edge to an opposite edge of a light output plane,

wherein (i) the brightness grade producing structure includes insulating or dielectric films formed on selected regions of
a surface of the p-type or the n-type semiconductor layer, (ii) regions other than the selected regions of the surface of
the p-type or the n-type semiconductor layer are in direct contact with the first or the second electrode structure, and (iii)
a width of each of the insulating or dielectric films gradually widens from the one edge to the opposite edge of the light
output plane.

US Pat. No. 9,240,247

RING OSCILLATOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A ring oscillator comprising:
a plurality of delay circuits, which are ring-connected, wherein
at least one of the plurality of delay circuits includes an SRAM cell having a first node to which an input signal inputs
and a second node from which an output signal outputs, and a path circuit connected in parallel to the SRAM cell,

the SRAM cell outputs the output signal from the second node to a delay circuit in the next stage within the plurality of
delay circuits in response to one transition of rise transition and fall transition of the input signal to be input to the
first node from a delay circuit in the previous stage within the plurality of delay circuits,

the path circuit outputs an output signal to the delay circuit in the next stage in response to the other transition than
the one transition of the rise transition and the fall transition,

the SRAM cell has a first and a second transmission transistor, a first transistor and a second transistor connected in series,
whose gate terminals are connected to a source terminal of the first transmission transistor and whose drain terminals are
connected to a source terminal of the second transmission transistor, and a third transistor and a fourth transistor connected
in series, whose gate terminals are connected to the source terminal of the second transmission transistor and whose drain
terminals are connected to the source terminal of the first transmission transistor, and

at least one of the first node and the second node is directly connected to the drain terminal of the first transistor and
the drain terminal of the second transistor or the drain terminal of the third transistor and the drain terminal of the fourth
transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,239,218

SIZE INSPECTION DEVICE

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A size inspection device for inspecting size value of a workpiece automatically, comprising:
an inspection frame;
a transferring belt slidably mounted on the inspection frame;
a positioning assembly mounted on the inspection frame and positioned above the transferring belt, the positioning assembly
comprising:

a pair of guiding rods mounted on the inspection frame, arranged parallel to each other, and positioned above the transferring
belt, and

a plurality of positioning subassemblies divided into two groups symmetrically arranged on the pair of guiding rods and resisting
a top of the workpiece to position the workpiece on the transferring belt;

an inspection assembly mounted on the inspection frame adjacent to the positioning assembly;
a suction assembly mounted on the inspection frame spaced from the inspection assembly; and
a controller mounted on the inspection frame and electrically connected to the inspection assembly and the suction assembly,
wherein the positioning assembly positions the workpiece on the transferring belt below the inspection assembly, the inspection
assembly obtains a size value of the workpiece and transfers the corresponding size value to the controller, the controller
compares the size value to a preset standard range to determine whether or not the workpiece has passed quality inspection,
and controls the suction assembly to handle the workpiece which has failed quality inspection away from the transferring belt.

US Pat. No. 9,239,070

BOLT MOUNT SYSTEM

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A mount apparatus for a frame member, comprising:
a bolt, including:
a head,
a shank extending from the head,
a threaded portion extending from the shank opposite to the head, and
a tang extending radially from the head;
a retainer, including:
a reactive plate configured to fix the retainer against rotation relative to the frame member, and
an engagement slot defined by the retainer and having a first wall disposed to prevent positive rotation of the tang and a
second wall extending perpendicularly from the first wall and disposed to prevent push-out of the tang; and

a nut configured to mate with the threaded portion of the bolt,
wherein positive rotation of the bolt is the direction of rotation imparted to the bolt by the nut being driven onto the threaded
portion of the bolt.

US Pat. No. 9,241,256

TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF POSITION- AND/OR NETWORK-RELATED INFORMATION FROM ACCESS NETWORKS

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method of distributing position- or network-related information from an access network to a core network, wherein a first
interface provided between said access network and a subscriber database is associated with a second interface provided between
said core network and said subscriber database in a manner so that, in response to at least one predetermined notification
which indicates a registration or change of position and which is signaled to said subscriber database via said first interface,
said position- or network-related information is selectively signaled via said second interface to a network element of said
core network in a server assignment answer or in a push profile request.

US Pat. No. 9,239,482

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A backlight module, comprising:
a back frame and a support, the back frame is arranged on the support and is fixedly connected with the support, and a receiving
cavity is formed between the back frame and the support for receiving flexible circuit boards and printed circuit boards connecting
to the flexible circuit boards;

a portion of a bottom plate of the support comprises a first through hole and a second through hole, and a bottom plate of
the back frame comprises a connecting hole corresponding to a location of the first through hole;

wherein the portion of the bottom plate of the support that is far from a sidewall of the back frame attaches the bottom plate
of the back frame, and the portion of the bottom plate of the support that is far from the sidewall of the back frame comprises
the second through hole, the bottom plate of the back frame comprises a fixing hole corresponding to a location of the second
through hole a fixing member passes through the second hole and the fixing hole in turn to fix the bottom plate of the support
and the bottom plate of the back frame; and

wherein the portion of the bottom plate of the support that is far from the sidewall of the back frame comprises the first
through hole, the second through hole passes through the first through hole, a direction from the second through hole toward
the first through hole is vertical to the sidewall of the back frame, and the first through hole is closer to the sidewall
of the back frame a connecting member passes through the first through hole and the connecting hole in turn so as to connect
the bottom plate of the support and the bottom plate of the back frame, and the support moves along a direction from the sidewall
of the back frame toward a sidewall of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,238,576

COMPOSITE MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL-SYSTEM APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A composite micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) apparatus, comprising:
a vibrating unit oscillating along a first axis, wherein the vibrating unit comprises:
a stiffness element comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface, wherein the first surface faces toward
a first direction of the first axis and the second surface faces toward a second direction of the first axis, wherein the
first direction is opposite to the second direction, and the third surface connects the first surface and the second surface;

a first material disposed on the first surface and the second surface of the stiffness element; and
a second material being a conductive material disposed on the first material and extending to the stiffness element, wherein
the second material is electrically connected to the stiffness element,

wherein, when a temperature changes, a variation direction of a Young's modulus of the first material is opposite to a variation
direction of a Young's modulus of the stiffness element.

US Pat. No. 9,238,454

BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A brake control system comprising:
a power supply portion that supplies a voltage to a plurality of actuators;
a first actuator that operates to perform a first function when the first actuator is supplied with a voltage equal to or
higher than a first minimum operating voltage from the power supply portion; and

a second actuator that operates to perform a second function when the second actuator is supplied with a voltage equal to
or higher than a second minimum operating voltage from the power supply portion, wherein

the first actuator has a first normal position when no power is supplied to the first actuator,
the second actuator has a second normal position when no power is supplied to the second actuator, and
the first minimum operating voltage and the second minimum operating voltage are set different from each other by a predetermined
value so that the first actuator is in the first normal position and the second actuator is in the second normal position
in a predetermined sequence with a decrease in the supplied voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,240,788

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION INTERFACE CIRCUIT

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a communication interface circuit including:
a register configured to hold a data value for controlling characteristics of an electronic circuit element included in the
communication interface circuit; and

a register setting circuit configured to change a wire connection state on the basis of a control signal, the register setting
circuit being configured to input a variable data value to the register to detect the data value corresponding to the characteristics
of the electronic circuit element in a first wire connection state and set the data value detected in the first wire connection
state in the register on the basis of a fixed value in a second wire connection state; and

a control circuit configured to output the control signal for changing the wire connection state by disconnecting a fuse included
in the register setting circuit and a user setting signal for changing the data value,

wherein:
the register setting circuit includes a first selector with two inputs and one output, a second selector with two inputs and
one output, a first fuse circuit including a first fuse, and a second fuse circuit including a second fuse,

a signal at a first potential level is inputted to a first input terminal of the first selector, a signal at a second potential
level lower than the first potential level is inputted to a second input terminal of the first selector, and an output terminal
of the first selector is coupled to a second input terminal of the second selector,

the user setting signal is inputted to a first input terminal of the second selector and a signal outputted from the second
selector is inputted to the register,

the first fuse circuit sets a first output node coupled to a select control terminal of the first selector to a third potential
level when the first fuse is in a connected state, and sets the first output node to a fourth potential level higher than
the third potential level when the first fuse is in a disconnected state, and

the second fuse circuit sets a second output node coupled to a select control terminal of the second selector to a fifth potential
level when the second fuse is in a connected state, and sets the second output node to a sixth potential level lower than
the fifth potential level when the second fuse is in a disconnected state.

US Pat. No. 9,240,680

SWITCH FOR A TRANSMISSION PATH FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A switch for a high-voltage direct current transmission path, the switch comprising:
a series circuit including a first switching device and a second switching device, said first switching device configured
for interrupting current and said second switching device configured for voltage isolation; and

a device configured for building up a counter-current against a current in the transmission path for reducing a current through
said switching devices, said device for building up the counter-current being connected in parallel with said first switching
device and including a high-voltage capacitor and a third switching device connected in series with said high-voltage capacitor,
said third switching device being a thyristor.

US Pat. No. 9,240,515

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SOLAR CELL

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A method of manufacturing a solar cell comprising steps of:
(a) preparing a substrate comprising a semiconductor layer and a passivation layer formed at least on the back side of the
semiconductor layer, wherein the passivation layer on the back side comprises one or more openings;

(b) forming an aluminum (Al) conductor pattern at least in the openings of the passivation layer on the back side by applying
an Al paste, wherein the Al paste comprises:

(i) an Al powder,
(ii) a glass frit,
(iii) a zirconium carbide (ZrC) powder, and
(iv) an organic medium; and
(c) firing the Al conductor pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,239,950

DIMENSIONING SYSTEM

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An object-analysis system, comprising:
a sensor for detecting the movement of both of a user's hands within a three-dimensional space with respect to an object;
and

a processor communicatively connected to the sensor, the processor being configured to determine the dimensions of the object
based on the detected movements of the user's hands.

US Pat. No. 9,239,517

COMPOUND, RADIATION-SENSITIVE COMPOSITION AND RESIST PATTERN FORMATION METHOD

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. A positive type radiation-sensitive composition comprising a compound (B), an acid generator (D) generating acid directly
or indirectly by irradiation of any radiation selected from the group consisting of visible light, ultraviolet light, excimer
laser, electron beam, extreme ultraviolet light (EUV), X-ray and ion beam, an acid diffusion controller (E), and a solvent,
wherein the compound (B) is obtained by reaction between a polyphenol based cyclic compound (A) represented by the following
formula (1-2) and a compound (C) represented by the following formula (3):


(In the formula (1), R1 is independently an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbons, or a group represented by the following formula (2),


wherein, R2 is independently a functional group selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a cycloalkyl group of 3 to 20 carbons,
an aryl group of 6 to 20 carbons, an alkoxy group of 1 to 20 carbons, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a heterocyclic
group, a halogen atom and an alkylsilyl group of 1 to 20 carbons, or an acid dissociable functional group selected from the
group consisting of a substituted methyl group of 2 to 20 carbons, a 1-substituted ethyl group of 3 to 20 carbons, a 1-substituted-n-propyl
group of 4 to 20 carbons, a 1-branched alkyl group of 3 to 20 carbons, a silyl group of 1 to 20 carbons, an acyl group of
2 to 20 carbons, a 1-substituted alkoxyalkyl group of 2 to 20 carbons, a cyclic ether group of 2 to 20 carbons, alkoxycarbonyl
group of 2 to 20 carbons and an alkoxycarbonylalky group, m is an integer of 1 to 4, provided that the compound (A) has at
least one phenolic hydroxyl group or carboxyl group)

A?B)q  (3)

(In the formula (3), A is an aliphatic hydrocarbon group of 1 to 18 carbons, an alicyclic hydrocarbon group of 3 to 18 carbons
or an aromatic hydrocarbon group of 6 to 24 carbons, B is an acid crosslinkable reactive group, and q is an integer of 2 to
4).

US Pat. No. 9,239,098

PLANET ROLLER SPEED CHANGER

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A planet roller speed changer comprising:
an input shaft;
a stationary ring disposed around the input shaft so as to be concentric with the input shaft;
a plurality of cylindrical planet rollers that are in rolling contact with both the input shaft and the stationary ring;
an output shaft; and
a carrier having a plurality of shaft portions each of which is disposed in a corresponding one of the planet rollers, passes
through the corresponding one of the planet rollers, and supports the corresponding one of the planet rollers in a loosely
fitted state such that the corresponding one of the rollers is rotatable, the carrier being fixed to the output shaft so as
to be rotatable together with the output shaft, wherein

the shaft portions of the carrier are disposed such that, when the carrier is displaced in a direction that intersects with
an axial direction of the output shaft, an outer periphery of at least one of the shaft portions that are displaced with the
displacement of the carrier contacts a stationary ring-side portion of an inner periphery of the corresponding planet roller
without contacting an input shaft-side portion of the inner periphery of the corresponding planet roller;

each of the shaft portions has an outer peripheral face formed of a cylindrical face;
a pitch circle diameter of the carrier, the pitch circle diameter being defined by the shaft portions, is set larger than
a value obtained by doubling an inter-axis distance between the input shaft and each of the planet rollers; and

a clearance between each shaft portion and a corresponding one of the planet rollers on the input shaft-side portion is larger
than a clearance between each shaft portion and a corresponding one of the planet rollers on the stationary ring-side portion.

US Pat. No. 9,238,598

CARBON DIOXIDE CONVERSION TO HYDROCARBON FUEL VIA SYNGAS PRODUCTION CELL HARNESSED FROM SOLAR RADIATION

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A process for converting carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon fuels using solar energy, the process comprising the steps of:
receiving direct sunlight with a plurality of heliostats and reflecting the direct sunlight from the heliostats as reflected
sunlight onto a tower receiver, wherein the reflected sunlight heats a heat transfer fluid in the tower receiver;

converting a water stream to a generated steam stream in a steam generator, wherein the heat transfer fluid provides heat
to the steam generator;

feeding the generated steam stream to a steam turbine, wherein the steam turbine converts thermal energy in the generated
steam stream to mechanical energy to drive an electric generator to generate electricity;

heating a fuel feed stream by transferring thermal energy from the heat transfer fluid to create a heated fuel feed stream,
such that the heated fuel feed stream reaches a temperature of between 650° C. and 800° C.;

feeding the heated fuel feed stream to a syngas production cell, wherein the heated fuel feed stream comprises carbon dioxide
and water, wherein the carbon dioxide is captured from a fuel gas stream, wherein the syngas production cell comprises a solid
oxide electrolyzer cell, wherein the solid oxide electrolyzer cell comprises a porous cathode, the solid oxide electrolyte,
and a porous anode;

converting the carbon dioxide and water in the heated fuel feed stream to carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the syngas production
cell to produce a syngas stream, wherein the syngas production cell comprises a solid oxide electrolyte;

feeding the syngas stream to a catalytic reactor, wherein the catalytic reactor operates in the presence of a catalyst; and
converting the syngas stream to a hydrocarbon fuel stream in the catalytic reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,238,391

VEHICLE AND A SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR THE VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A suspension system for a vehicle, the system comprising:
a wheel knuckle;
a control arm coupled to the wheel knuckle, with the control arm including a proximal end having a first arm segment and a
second arm segment each extending outwardly from the proximal end away from each other to respective first and second distal
ends to define a space between the first and second arm segments;

a biasing device at least partially disposed in the space between the first and second arm segments, with the biasing device
coupled to at least one of the first and second distal ends of the first and second arm segments respectively such that actuation
of the biasing device provides a first reaction force that counteracts a downward load acting on the control arm, with the
first reaction force being substantially proportional to the downward load to substantially maintain a position of the wheel
knuckle.

US Pat. No. 9,240,348

METHOD OF MAKING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device package, the method comprising:
bonding a front surface of a first substrate to a second substrate;
thinning a back surface of the first substrate;
depositing and patterning a dielectric layer on the thinned back surface of the first substrate;
etching the first substrate after the depositing and the patterning of the dielectric layer are performed to form a through
silicon via to enable making an electrical connection with a first level metal of the first substrate;

depositing an isolation layer to line the through silicon via;
etching the isolation layer at the bottom of the through silicon via; and
depositing a conductive layer to line the through silicon via after the isolation layer at the bottom of the through silicon
via is etched; and

depositing a copper film over the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,239,488

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
a LCD panel in which a first polarizer, a first substrate, a second substrate and a second polarizer are sequentially provided
from a front surface side;

a frame which surrounds the LCD panel and has a first opening having a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth
side;

a planar light source which is disposed on the rear surface side of the LCD panel in the first opening;
a plurality of optical sheet groups which are disposed between the planar light source and the LCD panel; and
an adhesive layer which has a second opening formed along the first side, second side, third side, and the fourth side of
the frame,

wherein the plurality of optical sheet groups has a first optical sheet and a second optical sheet,
wherein the first optical sheet has an overhang protruding from the second optical sheet toward the first side,
wherein a front surface side of the adhesive layer is adhered to the LCD panel along at least the first side, and a rear surface
side of the adhesive layer is adhered to the overhang and the frame along at least the first side,

wherein an end along the first side of the adhesive layer which overlaps the overhang does not overlap the second optical
sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,237,727

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH306764

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH306764, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV789457 with a second plant of variety
CV844429, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV789457 and CV844429 have been deposited under ATCC Accession numbers
PTA11788 and PTA121106, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,240,603

METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL SYSTEM

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

1. A method of controlling a fuel cell system of a vehicle, comprising:
a fuel cell having catalyst, for performing power generation by inducing reaction of oxygen or hydrogen at the catalyst; a
gas supply unit configured to supply at least one of the oxygen and the hydrogen to the fuel cell; a voltage controller configured
to control power generation voltage of the fuel cell; a load driven by electric power outputted from the fuel cell; and a
gas supply controller configured to control the voltage controller to fix an actual voltage of the fuel cell to a predetermined
voltage outside a voltage range where an oxidation-reduction of the catalyst proceeds, and, in a state where the actual voltage
is thus fixed, the gas supply controller is configured to control the gas supply unit such that concentration of at least
one of the oxygen and the hydrogen is adjusted in accordance with electric power required by the load, the method comprising:
by use of the gas supply controller,

supplying electric power to a motor by the fuel cell system;
performing a first warm-up operation of the fuel cell if it is determined that a temperature of the fuel cell is a first predetermined
temperature or less, and fixing, during the first warm-up operation, via the gas supply controller, the voltage of the fuel
cell to a voltage value within a voltage region where degradation is relatively small, the voltage region being below the
voltage range where the oxidation-reduction proceeds, and changing, via the gas supply controller, an amount of gas supplied
to the fuel cell in accordance with the electric power required by the load, during the first warm-up operation, in a case
where the predetermined voltage is equal to or less than a minimum motor drive voltage required for said vehicle to drive;
and

as long as a temperature of the fuel cell is a second predetermined temperature or less, performing a second warm-up operation
with the power generation voltage fixed to the predetermined voltage;

performing a normal operation of the fuel cell when it is determined that the temperature of the fuel cell is higher than
the second predetermined temperature, and performing the first warm-up operation with the power generation voltage adjusted
to a value which is the minimum motor drive voltage or more and below the voltage range where the oxidation-reduction of the
catalyst proceeds,

wherein the vehicle is able to travel during the normal operation,
the second predetermined temperature is lower than the first predetermined temperature, and wherein the vehicle is permitted
to travel during the first warm-up operation and the vehicle is not permitted to travel during the second warm-up operation.

US Pat. No. 9,239,297

OUTER SURFACE INSPECTING ROBOT WITH FLIPPING OVER FLANGE MECHANISM

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A pipe inspecting robot for traveling along the surface of a pipeline, the robot comprising:
a body;
first and second articulable legs that articulate independently of one another and are attached to the body, the legs articulable
around the body around a common central body axis;

first and second leg motors controlling the first and second articulating legs, respectively; and
first and second pairs of wheels attached to the first and second articulating legs, respectively, at an opposite end of the
legs from the body, the first leg articulable around the first pair of wheels around a first wheel axis, and the second leg
articulable around the second pair of wheels around a second wheel axis, the first wheel axis and the second wheel axis parallel
to the central body axis, and the first and second wheels configured to move along the pipeline with the body;

the first and second leg motors configured so that when the first pair of wheels encounters an obstacle in front of the first
pair of wheels in the direction of movement of the body, the second leg motor rotates the second leg upward away from the
surface of the pipeline and radially around the body until the second pair of wheels contacts the surface of the pipeline
on an opposite side of the obstacle, after which the first leg motor rotates the first leg upward away from the surface of
the pipeline and radially around the body until the first pair of wheels contacts the surface of the pipeline, thereby causing
the robot to pass over the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 9,238,496

MOTORCYCLE

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

1. A motorcycle comprising:
a first vibration generator mounted on an upper right region of an upwardly facing surface of a seat bottom plate of an occupant
seat,

a second vibration generator mounted on an upper left region of the upwardly facing surface of the seat bottom plate of the
occupant seat,

the first and second vibration generators are directly mounted on the upwardly facing surface of the seat bottom plate and
extend lengthwise in a front-to-rear direction along the seat bottom plate of the occupant seat, so that long sides of the
first and second vibration generators extend parallel to each other, and

driver means capable of selectively driving either one of, or both of, the first and second vibration generators in an upward
direction in response to at least one of inputted outside information and vehicle information detected by an in-vehicle system
to generate a vibration,

wherein each of the first and second generators includes a housing with a body portion slidably supporting a plurality of
magnetic movable members in a vertical direction, and a skirt portion extended downward from the body portion and connected
to the seat bottom plate,

wherein the body portion is provided with partially spherical flexible members made of an elastic material in positions corresponding
to one or more of the movable members protruding upward through holes in the upper surface of the body portion,

wherein the flexible members are made of a member different from the body portion of the housing and are adhered onto the
body portion by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,241,294

BASE STATION AND HANDOFF METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A base station for use in a communication system, comprising:
a transceiver, being configured to receive a measurement report message (MRM) with a present reference signal received quality
(RSRQ) from a wireless device; and

a processor, being electrically connected to the transceiver and configured to execute the following steps:
(a) determining whether the present RSRQ is greater than a first threshold;
(b) calculating a next report period according to a present RSRQ variance, a previous RSRQ variance, a present report period
and a default report period when the present RSRQ is greater than the first threshold, wherein the processor enables the transceiver
to transmit a first measurement control message (MCM) to the wireless device according to the next report period;

(c) determining whether the present RSRQ variance is less than zero;
(d) estimating a next RSRQ according to the present RSRQ variance, the present RSRQ, the present report period and the next
report period, and adjusting the first threshold according to a second threshold, a handoff time, the present report period
and the present RSRQ variance when the present RSRQ variance is less than zero;

(e) determining whether the next RSRQ is less than the first threshold;
(f) determining whether the next RSRQ is less than or equal to the second threshold when the next RSRQ is less than the first
threshold; and

(g) calculating a handoff request time according to the present RSRQ, the present report period, the first threshold and the
present RSRQ variance when the next RSRQ is less than or equal to the second threshold, wherein the processor enables the
transceiver to transmit a second MCM with a handoff request to the wireless device according to the handoff request time.

US Pat. No. 9,239,487

DISPLAY DEVICE

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. A display device comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate facing the first substrate;
a plurality of pixels;
a shutter mechanism formed on the second substrate, in correspondence with each of the pixels, and having a movable shutter
section for controlling a light transmittance of each of the pixels;

a fluid sealed in a first space between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a third substrate located outside of the first space, and coupled to one of the first substrate and the second substrate by
a sealing section, the sealing section coupling and defining a second space between the third and the one of the first substrate
and the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,240,831

RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio base station apparatus comprising:
a plurality of transmitting antennas;
a weight multiplication section that, when at least one of a downlink control channel, a broadcast channel and a cell-specific
reference signal is transmitted with fewer transmission layers than a number of all transmitting antennas, a smaller number
of antennas than the number of all transmitting antennas are made virtual, and transmission signals are multiplied by transmission
weights that make an average transmission power of each of the transmitting antennas or transmission streams the same; and

a transmission section that transmits signals multiplied by the transmission weights in the weight multiplication section
from the transmitting antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,240,555

ORGANIC LUMINESCENT MATERIAL AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT APPARATUS

Au Optronics Corporation,...

5. An organic electroluminescent apparatus, comprising:
a first electrode layer;
a second electrode layer; and
an organic luminescent layer, located between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, wherein the organic
luminescent layer comprises a host luminescent material and a guest luminescent material, and the host luminescent material
comprises a compound represented by formula (1):


wherein n is 0˜8;
R2 and R3 respectively represent H, CF3, CN, CH3 or C5H11; and

R1 is one of substituents shown as follows:


US Pat. No. 9,240,106

AUTOMATIC TRANSACTION APPARATUS

OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO....

1. An automatic transaction apparatus comprising:
an upper unit having a bill deposit/withdrawal section into which bills are inserted and that discharges bills, and a discriminating
section that discriminates between bills; and

a lower unit having a plurality of denomination-specific cassettes that store bills per denomination, and a reject depository
that stores bills, which are not objects of withdrawal among bills that are drawn-out from the denomination-specific cassettes
in a withdrawal process;

wherein the denomination-specific cassettes and the reject depository are lined-up in a front-rear direction of the automatic
transaction apparatus, thereby configuring a bill storage section including the denomination-specific cassettes and the reject
depository;

wherein an upper conveying path, which conveys bills to respective sections within the upper unit, and a lower conveying portion,
which is connected to the upper conveying path and is disposed over the denomination-specific cassettes and the reject depository
within the lower unit and branches off midway therealong and conveys bills to the denomination-specific cassettes or the reject
depository, are provided;

wherein bills that are conveyed from the upper conveying path toward the lower conveying portion all pass through a common
path and reach the lower conveying portion;

wherein the bill storage section is mounted so as to be able to be pulled-out from an interior to an exterior of the lower
unit in the front-rear direction of the automatic transaction apparatus; and

wherein the lower conveying portion is connected to the bill storage section so as to be movable to open an upper side of
the bill storage section and so that the lower conveying portion and the bill storage section are simultaneously pullable
to be pulled-out, and in a state of opening the upper side of the bill storage section when the bill storage section is pulled-out,
the reject depository is pullable upward.

US Pat. No. 9,239,855

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF RETRIEVING DATA IN A DATA FILE

PIXIA CORP., Reston, VA ...

1. A method for retrieving at least a portion of a first data file, the method being implemented by a computer system that
includes one or more processors configured to execute computer program modules, the first data file being stored in a storage
device in communication with the computer system, the method comprising:
receiving, by the computer system from a client computer system in communication with the computer system, a request for the
at least a portion of the first data file, the request including a start of the at least a portion of the first data file
and a size of the at least a portion of the first data file;

computing, by the computer system, a data offset that is aligned to an integer multiple of a block size of the storage device
and nearest to the start of the at least a portion of the first data file, wherein computing the data offset comprises computing
a data offset O? using the start O of the at least a portion of the first data file and using an integer multiple of the block
size Bsz of the storage device using the following equation O?=O?(O % Bsz), where the operator % is the modulo operator;

computing, by the computer system, a byte-range that is an integer multiple of the block size of the storage device, the byte-range
being greater than and encompasses the size of the at least a portion of the first data file;

reading, by the computer system, data within the byte-range and transferring the data within the byte-range starting at the
data offset into memory of the computer system; and

transmitting, by the computer system to the client computer system, the at least a portion of the first data file from the
memory starting at an offset relative to the data offset that is aligned to an integer multiple of the block size of the storage
device.

US Pat. No. 9,241,024

FILE SYSTEM INTERFACE TO WEB AND NETWORK SERVICES

Oracle America Inc., Red...

1. A method for providing an interface to a plurality of services for a plurality of clients by a backend data center using
a remote file system comprising:
receiving a first file by the remote file system from a client of the plurality of clients via a local file system executing
on a computer system of the client,

wherein the first file comprises a client inventory listing physical supplies in physical possession of the client,
wherein the local file system comprises a directory structure with an interface to local storage and an interface to the remote
file system, and

wherein the computer system is configured to transfer the first file to the remote file system using the interface to the
remote file system in the directory structure;

identifying a vendor from the plurality of services associated with the first file, wherein identifying the vendor is triggered
by receiving the first file by the remote file system, and wherein the vendor is identified based on a location of the first
file within the remote file system;

creating a service request from the first file based on the vendor;
transmitting the service request to the vendor, wherein, based on the service request, the vendor reviews the client inventory
to determine that a physical supply is missing from the client inventory and ships the physical supply to the client;

receiving a response to the service request from the vendor; and
storing the response in a second file on the remote file system,
wherein the second file is remotely accessible by the client from the remote file system using the directory structure, and
wherein the second file is simultaneously visible to the client and the backend data center, wherein the second file is visible
to the backend data center using the remote file system, and wherein the second file is visible to the client via the interface
to the remote file system in the directory structure.

US Pat. No. 9,240,320

METHODS OF DEPOSITING SMOOTH AND CONFORMAL ASHABLE HARD MASK FILMS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming an ashable hard mask on a substrate in a deposition chamber, comprising:
depositing an ashable hard mask bilayer comprising a first layer and a smoothing layer on at least a feature on the substrate,
wherein depositing the first layer comprises generating a plasma comprising activated hydrocarbon species in the deposition
chamber using dual source low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) radio frequency power to thereby deposit a first ashable
hard mask film on the feature by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, and

wherein depositing the smoothing layer comprises generating a plasma comprising activated hydrocarbon species in the deposition
chamber using HF-only radio frequency power to thereby deposit a smoothing ashable hard mask film on the first ashable hard
mask film by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition.

US Pat. No. 9,240,754

FREQUENCY FINE TUNING

Qualcomm Technologies Int...

1. An oscillator comprising:
an oscillating circuit for generating an output signal having an output signal frequency, the oscillating circuit comprising
an inductive element and a capacitive element, the capacitive element having a variable capacitance for coarsely tuning the
output signal frequency;

a first pair of cross coupled transistors, a first transistor of the first pair being coupled to a first terminal of the inductive
element and a second transistor of the first pair being coupled to the second terminal of the inductive element;

a second pair of cross coupled transistors, a particular transistor of the second pair of transistors being coupled to said
first terminal and said first transistor, and the other transistor of the second pair being coupled to the second terminal
and the second transistor; and

a current supply for supplying current to the oscillating circuit, the current supply being variable for finely tuning the
output signal frequency, the current supply being coupled to the first pair of cross coupled transistors, the fine tuning
of the output signal frequency being dependent on the current supplied to the first and second pairs of cross coupled transistors.

US Pat. No. 9,240,655

AUTOMATIC SPLICE HAVING A MAGNETIC INDICATOR

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A cable connector, comprising:
a body member having a first opening to receive a cable and a second opening;
an indicator received in said second opening and movable between exposed and unexposed positions in respect to said body member;
a magnet disposed in said body member and aligned with said second opening;
and
a support member movable between first and second positions, when said support member is in said first position said support
member is disposed between said magnet and said indicator such that said indicator is in said exposed position, and when said
support member is in said second position said support member is withdrawn from between said magnet and said indicator such
that said magnet moves said indicator to said unexposed position to indicate full insertion of the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,239,906

COMBINATION TREATMENT SELECTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS

The Invention Science Fun...

1. A system including hardware comprising:
circuitry configured for accepting at least one mental attribute of at least one individual based at least partly on monitored
usage of at least one mobile device by the at least one individual;

circuitry configured for querying at least one database at least partly based on the at least one mental attribute;
circuitry configured for selecting from the at least one database at least one artificial sensory experience for use in combination
with at least one bioactive agent to address the at least one mental attribute of the at least one individual; and

circuitry configured for implementing the at least one artificial sensory experience using at least one graphical user interface
of the at least one mobile device at least partly based on selection from the at least one database of the at least one artificial
sensory experience to address the at least one mental attribute of the at least one individual.

US Pat. No. 9,239,359

TEST ACCESS ARCHITECTURE FOR TSV-BASED 3D STACKED ICS

IMEC, Leuven (BE) Sticht...

1. A die comprising test circuitry configured to test the die and further configured to test interconnections between the
die and another die, the test circuitry comprising:
a first input port configured to receive test stimuli;
a first output port configured to send test responses, the first input port and the first output port being located at a first
major surface on a same side of the die,

wherein the test circuitry includes a data signal path within the die between the first input port and the first output port,
such that the circuitry is configured to test the die using the test stimuli received through the first input port;

at least one second output port configured to send test stimuli towards the other die; and
at least one second input port configured to receive test responses from the other die,
wherein the test circuitry includes a data signal path within the die between the first input port and at least one of the
second output ports, and wherein the test circuitry includes a data signal path within the die between at least one of the
second input ports and the first output port, such that the test circuitry is configured to test the other die using the test
stimuli sent towards the other die.

US Pat. No. 9,240,919

POLAR MODULATOR

ST-ERICSSON SA, Plan-les...

1. A polar modulator comprising:
a modulation generator arranged to generate phase modulation data and amplitude modulation data;
a phase modulation stage arranged to generate a phase modulated, PM, carrier signal and a PM clock signal, wherein:
the PM carrier signal has a PM carrier signal frequency and the PM clock signal has a PM clock signal frequency, and the PM
carrier signal frequency is higher than the PM clock signal frequency,

the PM carrier signal and the PM clock signal are phase modulated by the phase modulation data, and
the phase modulation stage comprises an adjustable delay stage arranged to adjust a relative delay between the PM carrier
signal and the PM clock signal to a target value;

a re-timing circuit arranged to generate an amplitude modulation, AM, clock signal by re-timing the PM clock signal with the
PM carrier signal;

an amplitude modulation stage arranged to employ the AM clock signal to clock the amplitude modulation data into the amplitude
modulation stage and arranged to amplitude modulate the PM carrier signal with the amplitude modulation data;

an error detection stage arranged to generate an indication of a magnitude of a first deviation of the AM clock signal from
a target condition; and

a control stage arranged to select the target value of the relative delay by determining, by controlling the adjustment of
the relative delay by the adjustable delay stage, a first value of the relative delay that maximizes the magnitude of the
first deviation, and applying an offset to the first value of the relative delay.

US Pat. No. 9,239,717

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER MEDIUM TO ENHANCE REDEPLOYMENT OF WEB APPLICATIONS AFTER INITIAL DEPLOYMENT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system to enhance redeployment of web applications after initial deployment, the system comprising:
one or more processors;
one or more databases in communication with the one or more processors and having data associated with a plurality of web
applications stored therein, each of the plurality of web applications configured to have an associated current deployment
status, current deployment status including one or more of the following: in development and deployed in a test environment;

one or more input and output units in communication with the one or more processors and positioned to receive input and output
communication;

one or more displays in communication with the one or more processors and configured to display an electronic user interface
thereon; and

non-transitory memory medium in communication with the one or more processors, the memory medium including:
an access module including computer-readable instructions stored therein that when executed cause the one or more processors
to perform the step of:

blocking access to initial deployment of the plurality of web applications to a plurality of users, each user configured to
have a user identifier, each of the plurality of web applications configured to be associated with a user identifier of one
or more of the plurality of users in a web application developer role thereby to define one or more developer users, each
of the plurality of web applications further configured to be associated with a user identifier of a different one or more
of the plurality of users in a web application librarian role thereby to define one or more librarian users, a librarian role
configured to indicate authorization to redeploy a web application to a production environment,

a redeployment-eligible web applications module including computer-readable instructions stored therein that when executed
cause the one or more processors to perform the steps of:

displaying a list of a first set of one or more web applications of the plurality of web applications to one of the plurality
of users responsive to a determination that each of the first set of web applications has a current deployment status of in
development and that the user identifier associated with the respective one of the plurality of users includes an indicator
that the associated user is one of the one or more developer users associated with the respective web application,

displaying a list of second set of another one or more web applications of the plurality of web applications to the one of
the plurality of users responsive to a determination that each of the second set of web applications has a current deployment
status of deployed in a test environment and that the user identifier associated with the respective one of the plurality
of users includes an indicator of a librarian role associated with each of the second set of web applications,

a redeployment module including computer-readable instructions stored therein that when executed cause the one or more processors
to perform the steps of:

responsive to user selection of a web application from the list of the first set of web applications thereby to define a first
selected web application:

determining a domain and server in the test environment configured to host the first selected web application upon redeployment,
the domain and server thereby to define a redeployment test destination,

redeploying the first selected web application to the redeployment test destination thereby to reduce redeployment time,
determining whether the redeployment to the redeployment test destination was successful,
generating a notification to indicate that the first selected web application is in test by use of the electronic user interface
when the redeployment to the redeployment test destination was successful, and

sending an electronic message to the one of the plurality of users to indicate that the first selected web application is
in test when the redeployment to the redeployment test destination was successful, and

responsive to user selection of a web application from the list of the second set of web applications thereby to define a
second selected web application:

determining a domain and server in the production environment configured to host the second selected web application upon
redeployment, the domain and server thereby to define a redeployment production destination, the production environment configured
to be different than the test environment,

redeploying the second selected web application to the redeployment production destination thereby to reduce redeployment
time and control deployment to the production environment,

determining whether the redeployment to the redeployment production destination was successful,
generating a notification to indicate that the second selected web application is in production by use of the electronic user
interface when the redeployment to the redeployment production destination was successful, and

sending an electronic message to the one of the plurality of users to indicate that the second selected web application is
in production when the redeployment to the redeployment production destination was successful.

US Pat. No. 9,239,194

HEAT EXCHANGER SYSTEM FOR A DEODORISER

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A heat exchanger system for a deodorizer comprising longitudinal heat transfer means for heat transfer fluids, inlet distribution
headers, outlet collector headers, spacers having holes to support the longitudinal heat transfer means, two or more support
devices, the longitudinal heat transfer means comprising at least one straight section located between the inlet distribution
header and the outlet collection header, wherein the longitudinal heat transfer means are guided through the holes of the
spacers and arranged in bundles, and each of the longitudinal heat transfer means in the bundles is attached to an inlet distribution
header and is attached to an outlet collector header, and at least some of the spacers are mounted on at least one support
device.

US Pat. No. 9,238,995

ENERGY CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A POWERTRAIN OF A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A system comprising:
a mode module that generates a mode signal based on a temperature of an engine and at least one of a deceleration signal and
a regenerative braking signal; and

an energy module that, based on the mode signal, increases cooling of a coolant of the engine during at least one of a deceleration
event of a vehicle and a regenerative braking event,

wherein the energy module, while increasing the cooling of the coolant, supplies an overvoltage to a cooling pump of the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,238,856

LEAD FREE FREE-CUTTING STEEL

Sandvik Intellectual Prop...

1. Heat treated lead free steel comprising the following composition in percent by weight (wt-%):
C 0.85-1.2;
Si 0.15-0.30;
Mn 0.4-1.2;
P max 0.05;
S 0.04-0.3;
Cr max 2;
Ni 0.06-0.37;
Mo max 0.5;
Cu 0.3-1.7;
Al max 0.1;
B max 0.008;
Bi+Se+Te max 0.005;
Ti+Nb+Zr+V max 0.2; and
balance Fe and normally occurring impurities,
wherein a phase of the steel consists of martensite.

US Pat. No. 9,241,401

SOLID STATE LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD EMPLOYING HEAT EXCHANGER THERMALLY COUPLED CIRCUIT BOARD

Express Imaging Systems, ...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a heat exchanger having a circuit board mounting surface curved along a lateral dimension and a longitudinal dimension, the
lateral dimension perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension;

at least a first circuit board including a number of electrically insulative layers and a number of electrically conductive
paths, the first circuit board having a longitudinal dimension and a lateral dimension perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension,
a first major outer face, and a second major outer face, the first and the second major outer faces on opposite sides of the
first circuit board from one another, at least one thickness of the first circuit board defined between the first and the
second major outer faces; and

at least two solid state light emitters carried by the first circuit board and electrically coupled to the electrically conductive
paths of the first circuit board, wherein

at least the first circuit board is physically coupled to the circuit board mounting surface, such that the longitudinal dimension
of the first circuit board is curved along the longitudinal dimension of the circuit board mounting surface and the lateral
dimension of the first circuit board is curved along the lateral dimension of the circuit board mounting surface.