US Pat. No. 9,242,934

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF OXINDOLES AND ORTHO-SUBSTITUTED ANILINES AND THEIR USE AS INTERMEDIATES FOR SYNTHESES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. A process for the preparation of compounds of formulae (7) and (8):

in which
R1=C1-C6 alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl or substituted aryl,
R2=H, C1-C6 alkyl or substituted alkyl;
R4=F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, CN, NO2, COX;

where X=OR1, SR1, NR2R2?, where R2? is defined like R2 above and may be identical to or different from R2,
n=1-4,
R5=H, C1-C6 alkyl or substituted alkyl;
R6=C1-C6 alkyl or substituted alkyl or OH;
where compounds of formula (4):

with the aforementioned definitions of the radicals R1, R2, R4, n and R5 and where R3 is an electron-withdrawing or activating
group are prepared by a process comprises reacting a mixture

of an aniline (compound of formula Q):

in which the radicals R4, n and R5 are as defined in formula (4),
with a thioether (compound of formula W):

in which the radicals R1, R2 and R3 are as defined in formula (4),
in the presence of a chlorinating agent and an organic solvent at a reaction temperature in the range between ?60 and ?10°
C.; wherein the addition of an additional tertiary amine is dispensed with to give the compound of formula (4)

and wherein the prepared compounds of formula (4) are reacted without isolation of the compounds of formula (4), optionally
in the presence of an acid catalyst, to give the indole of formula (7) or the oxindole of formula (8).

US Pat. No. 9,241,588

NON-SPILL DRINKING CONTAINER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A non-spill collar and valve assembly, comprising:
a collar comprising:
a fastener assembly disposed adjacent to a bottom end of the collar provided to securely fasten to a container; and
an internal frustoconical wall with an open circular upper end that extends downward and inwardly into a closed lower end,
the closed lower end having a projection extending outward from a center of the collar, the internal frustoconical wall further
comprising:

a support surface arranged along an inner surface of the open circular upper end;
a plurality of passages disposed in the internal frustoconical wall to channel a fluid; and
a plurality of protrusions disposed radially adjacent to the support surface defining various channels; and
an annular seal having a first frustoconical surface substantially similar to a shape of the internal frustoconical wall,
the annular seal having a blind bore recess on a lower surface at the center for receiving and securing onto the projection.

US Pat. No. 9,243,182

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WITH IMPROVED VISCOSITY LIQUEFIED INDUSTRIAL GAS BASED SOLUTION

American Air Liquide Inc....

1. A cryogenic subterranean fracturing fluid, comprising a liquefied industrial gas and a viscosity increasing additive, wherein
said liquefied industrial gas comprises between 98% and 99.56% of the cryogenic subterranean fracturing fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,247,408

INTERACTIVE EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND IDENTIFICATION

PATROCINIUM SYSTEMS LLC, ...

16. An interactive emergency information and identification system, the system comprising:
a processor configured to:
receive a notification concerning an emergency situation, wherein the notification includes a location of the emergency situation;
define a geo-fence surrounding the location of the emergency situation, wherein the geo-fence includes a plurality of proximity
zones representing physical areas of varying distances from the location of the emergency situation;

receive location information representing locations of a plurality of user devices, the user devices being respectively associated
with individuals;

determine positions of at least two user devices in the plurality of user devices within the geo-fence based on the location
information, wherein the determination includes a determination of in which proximity zone the at least two user devices are
located;

inform at least two individuals about the emergency situation via user interfaces of the at least two user devices associated
with the at least two individuals;

provide, via the respective user interfaces of the at least two user devices associated with the at least two individuals,
a first interactive element that when activated indicates that the respective individual is currently safe and a second interactive
element that when activated indicates that the respective individual is currently unsafe, the first and second interactive
elements allowing the at least two individuals to provide respective current safety statuses of the at least two individuals;

receive the current safety statuses of the at least two individuals from the at least two user devices associated with the
at least two individuals; and

display the current safety statuses of the at least two individuals on a single screen of an administrator interface, wherein
the displaying includes representing with a first display characteristic the individuals that provided a current safety status
indicating that the individual is safe, representing with a second display characteristic the individuals that provided a
current safety status indicating that the individual is unsafe, and representing with a third display characteristic the individuals
for which a current safety status is unknown, the first, second, and third display characteristics being different; and

a database communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to store at least the notification and the position information.

US Pat. No. 9,246,335

FUEL EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION FOR MICROGRID SYSTEMS EMPLOYING MULTIPLE GENERATORS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A system designed to optimize fuel efficiency of a power grid, the system comprising:
a set of controllable generators designed to supply power to the power grid, each generator in the set being associated with
a controller;

a set of loads designed to draw power from the power grid;
a set of data, control and power distribution components connecting the various system elements and subsystems; and
a microgrid control system including a single system controller communicating with each of said controllers and designed to
analyze and control generator engine torques on a system wide basis, based at least partly on microgrid monitored system loading
and to manage system operation and specifically to provide a continuously variable load assignment capability for the set
of controllable generators based at least partly on the power requirements of the set of loads;

wherein the system controller is configured to invoke a gain scheduler to change a control loop gain when a load share is
determined to be unstable thereby making the power grid a self-configuring, auto-tuning grid.

US Pat. No. 9,243,401

ACOUSTIC CEILING BOARD WITH IMPROVED AESTHETICS

AWI Licensing Company, W...

1. An acoustical panel, comprising:
a substrate;
a non-woven veil having an airflow resistance of greater than 45 mks rayls, comprising:
from about 20 wt. % to about 60 wt. % glass fibers; and
from about 40 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of a filler; and
from about 110 dry g/m2 to about 135 dry g/m2 of a coating.

US Pat. No. 9,243,087

LDPE ENABLING HIGH OUTPUT AND GOOD OPTICS WHEN BLENDED WITH OTHER POLYMERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A low density polyethylene (LDPE) characterized as having a density from about 0.9 to about 0.94 grams per cubic centimeter,
a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) from about 8 to about 12, a melt index (I2) greater than 0.5 and less than 2 g/10 minutes, a gpcBR value from about 1.4 to about 10 as determined by a gpcBR Branching
Index, and a GPC-LS characterization Y value less than 1.2; andwherein the polymer is prepared in a reactor configuration comprising a tubular reactor comprising multiple reaction zones,
and wherein each reaction zone receives a peroxide injection, and wherein the peak temperature in each reaction zone is from
305° C. to 310° C.; and wherein the Y value is calculated from the following equations:
Y=Log(LSCDF)+3.5

LSCDF=Abs(A/B*SF),

SF=A Slope Function=Abs(x)+0.1,
wherein A=A1+A2, wherein A1 is the area bound between a straight line drawn between two logarithmic cc-GPC molecular weights
at 350,000 g/mole and 1,320,000 g/mole, and the concentration-normalized LS concentration curve, where the concentration-normalized
LS response value of the straight line is greater than the concentration-normalized LS response value for the concentration-normalized
LS chromatogram curve between the two logarithmic cc-GPC molecular weights;
A2 is the area bound between a straight line drawn between two logarithmic cc-GPC molecular weights at 350,000 g/mole and
1,320,000 g/mole, and the concentration-normalized LS concentration curve, wherein the concentration-normalized LS response
value of the straight line is less than the concentration-normalized LS response value for the concentration-normalized LS
chromatogram curve between the two logarithmic cc-GPC molecular weights;

B is the area under the concentration-normalized LS chromatogram curve between the two logarithmic cc-GPC molecular weight
values;
wherein the value of “x” is defined as follows:

wherein the “log MW” terms are the above logarithmic cc-GPC molecular weights for Points 1 and 2, respectively, and the “LS
response” terms are the concentration-normalized LS response values for Points 1 and 2, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,243,163

HIGH FLOW, HYDROGENATED STYRENE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE BLOCK COPOLYMERS AND APPLICATIONS

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. An aqueous based emulsion of styrenic block copolymer having a melt flow rate greater than 100 to 220 g/10 min at 230°
C., and 2.16 kg mass, said styrenic block copolymer being hydrogenated styrene-butadiene-styrene or selectively hydrogenated
controlled distribution styrene-butadiene/styrene-styrene.

US Pat. No. 9,244,688

BRANCH TARGET BUFFER PRELOAD TABLE

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for using a branch target buffer preload table, the method comprising:
receiving a search request to locate branch prediction information associated with a branch instruction;
searching, by a computer, for an entry corresponding to the search request in a branch target buffer and a branch target buffer
preload table in parallel, wherein a capacity of the branch target buffer preload table to store entries is less than a capacity
of the branch target buffer to store entries thereby enabling the branch target buffer preload table to have higher read and
write bandwidth in comparison to the branch target buffer, and the branch target buffer preload table comprises multiple ports
to support installing new entries in parallel from multiple install sources, wherein the multiple install sources comprise
a surprise install, a software preload install, a branch target buffer install from an other branch target buffer, and a victim
install from the branch target buffer;

based on locating a matching entry in the branch target buffer preload table corresponding to the search request and failing
to locate the matching entry in the branch target buffer, selecting, by the computer, a victim entry to overwrite in the branch
target buffer;

receiving branch prediction information of the matching entry from the branch target buffer preload table at the branch target
buffer;

overwriting the victim entry in the branch target buffer with the branch prediction information of the matching entry;
receiving the surprise install at a first port of the branch target buffer preload table, the surprise install based on a
branch instruction that was not predicted and was taken;

receiving the software preload install at a second port of the branch target buffer preload table; and
installing new entries in the branch target buffer preload table based on receiving install requests as one or more of: the
surprise install, the software preload install, the branch target buffer install from the other branch target buffer, and
the victim install from the branch target buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,245,972

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a substrate having a first gate and a second gate respectively formed in a first region and a second region;
forming an underlayer on the substrate to cover the first gate in the first region and the second gate in the second region;
forming a patterned mask with a predetermined thickness on the underlayer in the first region; and
removing the underlayer corresponding to the second gate in the second region by the patterned mask to expose the second gate,
wherein the underlayer corresponding to the first gate in the first region is partially consumed to expose part of the first
gate, a top surface of the underlayer remained in the first region has substantially equal height for forming a flat plane,
and the top surface of the underlayer remained in the first region is lower than a top surface of the first gate.

US Pat. No. 9,244,204

IMAGE SOURCE UNIT AND IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. An image source unit comprising: an image light source; and an optical sheet laminated on the image light source,
the optical sheet comprising: a base material layer; an optical functional layer formed on the image light source side surface
of the base material layer; and an adhesive layer,

the optical functional layer comprising:light-transmissive portions extending in one direction and arranged parallel in a direction different from said one direction
in a light transmissive manner along the sheet face, having elestic modulus of 800 MPa or more and 2000 MPa or less; and light-absorbing
portions arranged in a light absorbing manner by being filled with a material which includes light-absorbing particles having
an average diameter of 1.0 ?m or more and 20 ?m or less dispersed in a binder between the light-transmissive portions, at
a rate of 3 mass% or more and less than 10 mass%, a refractive index of the binder being set smaller than that of the light-transmissive
portions,
the image light source side face of the light-transmissive portions having convex lenses in cross section in the sheet-thickness
direction so that the convex lenses project towards the image light source side in cross section in the sheet-thickness direction,
the light-absorbing portions not being arranged between the convex lenses,

the image light source side face of the light-absorbing portions having a recess portion so that the bottom of the recess
portion faces the opposite side from the image light source and formed in curved or polygonal manner in cross section in the
sheet-thickness direction,

wherein the depth of the recess portion of the light-absorbing portion is in the range of 0.5-6 ?m,
the adhesive layer is layered on an image light source side face of the optical functional layer and has a refractive index
lower than that of the light-transmissive portions, and

the storage elastic modulus of an adhesive for forming the adhesive layer is 0.22 MPa or more and 0.8 MPa or less.

US Pat. No. 9,243,366

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING A SHEET-LIKE SUBSTRATE

1. A method for manufacturing a sheet-type substrate having a security thread, comprising:
a) inserting a security thread having features spaced apart from one another in the longitudinal direction of the security
thread into the substrate in such a way that it is at least partially embedded in the substrate;

b) displaying at least one of the features as an image after the embedding of the security thread;
c) calculating the stretch of the embedded security thread in the longitudinal direction based on the image of the at least
one feature; and

d) depending on the calculated stretch, obliterating the region of the substrate in which the calculated stretch of the security
thread exceeds a specified maximum stretch.

US Pat. No. 9,241,989

NEUTRALIZING PROLACTIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

1. Antibody 005-C04, 005-C04-10-3, 005-C04-11-5, 005-C04-18-10-2, 005-C04-18-10-4, 005-C04-19-2, 005-C04-2-2, 005-C04-2-7,
005-C04-20-12-7, 005-C04-20-2, 005-C04-21-1, 005-C04-21-2, 005-C04-25-6, 005-C04-29-0, 005-C04-29-17-0, 005-C04-29-17-2, 005-C04-29-17-3,
005-C04-29-17-7, 005-C04-35-3, 005-C04-36-0, 005-C04-37-2, 005-C04-37-7, 005-C04-4-3-7, 005-C04-40-4, 005-C04-41-2, 005-C04-42-1,
005-C04-44-25-1, 005-C04-45-1, 005-C04-46-0, 005-C04-46-1, 005-C04-47-3, 005-C04-48-1, 005-C04-5-5, 005-C04-50-28-3, 005-C04-50-28-7,
005-C04-51-29-0, 005-C04-52-29-0, 005-C04-52-29-7, 005-C04-53-31-7, 005-C04-55-32-0, 005-C04-58-33-1, 005-C04-8-2, 005-C04-8-6,
005-C04-9-2, 005-C04-L2-1-11-0, 005-C04-L2-1-11-3, 005-C04-L2-1-12-2, 005-C04-L2-1-12-4, 005-C04-L2-1-16-4, 005-C04-L2-1-16-5,
005-C04-L2-1-2-3, 005-C04-L2-1-20-0, 005-C04-L2-1-20-1, 005-C04-L2-1-21-7, 005-C04-L2-1-23-7, 005-C04-L2-1-25-0, 005-C04-L2-1-25-4,
005-C04-L2-1-25-5, 005-C04-L2-1-25-7, 005-C04-L2-1-28-7, 005-C04-L2-1-3-2, 005-C04-L2-1-31-4, 005-C04-L2-1-31-7, 005-C04-L2-1-32-4,
005-C04-L2-1-33-7, 005-C04-L2-1-36-6, 005-C04-L2-1-38-3, 005-C04-L2-1-4-5, 005-C04-L2-1-40-2, 005-C04-L2-1-40-7, 005-C04-L2-1-42-0,
005-C04-L2-1-47-0, or 005-C04-L2-1-48-3 or antigen-binding fragments thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,244,822

AUTOMATIC OBJECT MODEL GENERATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method for automatically generating an object model for an object, comprising:
creating an empty namespace package for an object; and
responsive to receiving a first command call for the object:
accessing a target device hosting an interface associated with the object;
evaluating, based upon the first command call, the interface to identify modeling information associated with the object;
creating an object model for the object based upon the modeling information; and
populating the empty namespace package with the object model to create a populated namespace package, the object model comprising
a first method definition for a first method associated with the first command call, the object model providing remote access
to perform a command invoking the first method on the target device.

US Pat. No. 9,242,742

MEASUREMENT METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A PROFILE COMPONENT APPLIED TO A SHELL COMPONENT

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A measurement method for determining an ACTUAL position (5?) of an omega profile component (2) relative to a shell component (1), the method comprising:
optically acquiring, via a measuring unit, in a contactless manner, a profile cross section of the omega profile component
(2), the measuring unit frontally acquiring the profile cross section, the omega profile component (2) being placed on the shell component in the ACTUAL position;

establishing, by an evaluating unit (4) coupled to said measuring unit (3), a plurality of adjacently spaced apart measuring points (6, 6?) at first and second mutually opposing flank sides (7a, 7a?, 7b, 7b?) of the profile cross section of the omega profile component (2);

extending, via the evaluating unit (4), a first regression line (8a, 8a?), through the measuring points (6, 6?) on the first flank side (7a, 7a?);

extending, via the evaluating unit (4), a second regression line (8b, 8b?) through the measuring points (6, 6?) on the second flank side (7b, 7b?);

determining, via the evaluating unit (4), the point of intersection (9, 9?) of the first regression line (8a, 8a?) and the second regression line (8b, 8b?); and

determining, via the evaluating unit (4), the ACTUAL position (5?) of the omega profile component (2) relative to the shell component (1) from the point of intersection (9, 9?).

US Pat. No. 9,243,155

INK JET INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ink jet ink, comprising: a polyurethane polymer and a self-dispersing pigment, the polyurethane polymer having units
derived from a polyisocyanate, a polyol having no acid group, and a diol having an acid group,
wherein the polyol having no acid group contains a polyether polyol having no acid group, and the percentage (% by mole) constituted
by a unit derived from the polyether polyol having no acid group with respect to all the units derived from the polyol having
no acid group is 80% by mole or more,

the polyether polyol has a number-average molecular weight of 450 or more to 4,000 or less,
the ratio of the percentage (% by mole) of urethane bonds in the polyurethane polymer to the percentage (% by mole) of urea
bonds in the polyurethane polymer is 85.0/15.0 or more to 100.0/0 or less, and

the diol having an acid group is at least one selected from dimethylolpropionic acid and dimethylolbutanoic acid, and the
acid value of the polyurethane polymer resulting from the unit(s) derived from the diol having an acid group is 40 mgKOH/g
or more to 140 mgKOH/g or less.

US Pat. No. 9,242,626

BRAKE DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

17. A brake device in which a master cylinder generating a brake liquid pressure in response to an operation of a brake operation
member by a driver is equipped, the master cylinder comprising:
a bottomed cylindrical cylinder main body having a first liquid chamber, in which a drain port connected to a wheel cylinder
is equipped, generating a liquid pressure in response to the brake operation by the driver, and a second liquid chamber in
which a suction port connected to a suction section of the pump and an auxiliary supply port communicated with a reservoir
are equipped;

a piston slidably inserted through an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder main body and interlinked with the brake operation
member;

a first piston seal sealing between an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder main body and an outer peripheral surface
of the piston to define the first liquid chamber;

a second piston seal to define the second liquid chamber together with the first piston seal; and
a third piston seal interposed between the first piston seal and the second piston seal, sealing between the inner peripheral
surface of the cylinder main body and the outer peripheral surface of the piston, interrupting the auxiliary supply port and
the suction port when the piston strokes by a distance equal to or longer than a predetermined stroke, and communicating the
auxiliary supply port and the suction port when the piston strokes by a distance shorter than the predetermined stroke.

US Pat. No. 9,242,874

MICROWAVE-BASED WATER DECONTAMINATION SYSTEM

The United States of Amer...

1. A system for decontaminating water, comprising:
a tubing having water disposed therein, wherein the tubing is made of polypropylene, polyethylene, polyurethane, neoprene,
or any combination thereof and wherein the water includes one or more contaminants selected from the group consisting of bacteria,
fungi, parasites, viruses, and combinations thereof;

a pump coupled to the tubing and adapted to cause the water to flow within the tubing at a rate from about 0.1 cm3/s to about 20 cm3/s; and

a microwave energy radiation device positioned proximate the tubing, wherein the microwave energy radiation device is adapted
to generate a signal having a frequency from about 20 GHz to about 100 GHz wherein the microwave energy radiation device is
comprised of a signal-emitting surface, wherein the signal-emitting surface has a first area from about 0.5 cm2 to about 10 cm2, wherein a temperature of the water prior to being exposed to the signal is from about 0° C. to about 30° C., and wherein
the signal is adapted to kill at least 90% of the contaminants disposed within the water while increasing the temperature
of the water by less than about 10° C.

US Pat. No. 9,245,694

SOLID-STATE SUPERCAPACITOR

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A solid-state supercapacitor comprising:
a first electrode comprising a first conductive supporting structure and a first array of conductive quasi-one-dimensional
structures that extend from the first conductive supporting structure;

a second electrode comprising a second conductive supporting structure and a second array of conductive quasi-one-dimensional
structures that extend from the second conductive supporting structure; and

a solid-state ionogel structure disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein:
the solid-state ionogel structure prevents direct electrical contact between the first electrode and the second electrode;
and

the solid-state ionogel structure substantially fills voids within and between the first array of conductive quasi-one-dimensional
structures and the second array of conductive quasi-one-dimensional structures.

US Pat. No. 9,244,584

DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR NAVIGATING AND PREVIEWING CONTENT ITEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
a display;
a touch-sensitive surface;
one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or
more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:

displaying a predefined scrollable area, wherein
the predefined scrollable area concurrently displays a pointer object and at least some of a plurality of album art images;
the pointer object is overlaid on a respective album art image in the plurality of album art images;
each of the plurality of album art images represents a respective set of content items; and
the predefined scrollable area is configured to scroll the plurality of album art images in a first direction;
detecting a first finger drag gesture or a first finger swipe gesture in a horizontal or a vertical direction;
in response to detecting the first finger drag gesture or the first finger swipe gesture:
scrolling the plurality of album art images such that the pointer object coincides with and is overlaid on at least a portion
of a first album art image in the plurality of album art images; and

playing respective portions of one or more content items in the set of content items that correspond to the first album art
image;

detecting a second finger drag gesture or a second finger swipe gesture in a vertical direction when the first finger drag
gesture or the first finger swipe gesture is in a horizontal direction and in a horizontal direction when the first finger
drag gesture or the first finger swipe gesture is in a vertical direction, starting in the predefined scrollable area, to
expand the predefined scrollable area from a first predefined size to a second predefined size larger than the first predefined
size; and

in response to detecting the second finger drag gesture or the second finger swipe gesture to expand the predefined scrollable
area:

expanding the predefined scrollable area from the first predefined size to the second predefined size; and
displaying a multi-row array of album art images, each respective album art image representing a respective set of content
items, in the predefined scrollable area at the second predefined size.

US Pat. No. 9,243,264

PRODUCTION OF METHANE

FFGF Limited, Tortola (V...

1. A method for producing methane from carbon dioxide, hydrogen and anaerobic Archaea methanogens provided in an aqueous growth
substrate comprising:
supplying the aqueous growth substrate containing the anaerobic Archaea methanogens to a reaction vessel; and
pressurizing the vessel containing the aqueous growth substrate to a pressure of from 5 to 1000 bar with a pressurizing fluid
consisting of carbon dioxide, or a mixture of carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 9,243,768

LIGHT SOURCE FOR HEADLIGHT AND HEADLIGHT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

12. A headlight provided with an optical element that irradiates light emitted from a light source for headlight to the front
of a vehicle,
wherein the light source for headlight comprises:
a light emitting element having a light emitting surface that is substantially planar and elongated in an optical axis direction
of the headlight; and

a semi-cylindrical concave lens having a focal axis in substantially the same direction as the optical axis direction of the
headlight,

wherein the semi-cylindrical concave lens is placed between the optical member and the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,243,765

EXTERIOR LIGHT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A LIGHT

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An exterior light for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a carrier element;
an optics;
an illuminating device arranged between the carrier element and the optics with a circuit board and an illuminant attached
the circuit board; and

a positioning element that passes through an opening in the circuit board and engages in a recess;
wherein the positioning element comprises a mounting pin on the optics that engages in a bore in the circuit board:
wherein the mounting pin of the optics extends through the bore in the carrier element and on a side of the carrier element
facing away from the optics is attached by a fixing element, in particular a reshaping of the mounting pin.

US Pat. No. 9,245,685

COMMON MODE FILTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A common mode filter, comprising:
a body element including an insulating member enclosing coil electrode patterns and a magnetic member disposed on one surface
or both surfaces of the insulating member; and

an insulating layer disposed on at least one side surface of the body element,
wherein the at least one side surface extends in a thickness direction of the body element.

US Pat. No. 9,247,675

POWER CONVERTER

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conveter comprising:
an inverter housed in an inverter case and provided with a plurality of power semiconductor modules configured to output alternate
current; and

a DC/DC converter housed in a converter case detachably fixed to the inverter case, and provided with a down converter circuit
and/or a boost converter circuit,

wherein the inverter case includes:
a first path forming member in which a first coolant path is formed, the power semiconductor module being inserted into the
first coolant path, and the first path forming member thermally contacting the converter case; and

a second path forming member in which a second coolant path is formed parallel to the first coolant path, the power semiconductor
module being inserted into the second coolant path, and the second path forming member thermally contacting the converter
case,

the DC/DC converter includes:
an inductance device for voltage conversion; and
a switching device board on which a switching device that controls current flowing in the inductance device is mounted, and
the inductance device and the switching device board are arranged in an area of the converter case thermally contacting the
first path forming member and the second path forming member.

US Pat. No. 9,247,318

IHS ACCESSIBLE RACK SECURING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A rack securing system, comprising:
a rack including a plurality of posts, wherein the plurality of posts are oriented to house a plurality of device chassis,
and wherein each of the plurality of posts includes a plurality of post apertures that are configured to receive a fastener
to couple an edge of a device chassis to the rack;

an elongated first securing member including a plurality of first securing member apertures, wherein the first securing member
is configured to be oriented adjacent a first post of the plurality of posts such that the plurality of first securing member
apertures align with respective post apertures on the first post and the first securing member extends over at least one fastener
that is coupling an edge of a device chassis to the rack; and

at least two locking devices, wherein each of the at least two locking devices is configured to extend through a respective
one of the plurality of aligned first securing member apertures and post apertures to secure the first securing member to
the first post, and wherein the first securing member does not extend past opposite sides of the first post when secured to
the first post.

US Pat. No. 9,245,372

MAP SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING PANORAMIC IMAGES

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A system, comprising an information processing device connectable over a network to a remote server, wherein the information
processing device comprises:
first memory;
a network interface; and
a first processing system including at least one processor, wherein the first processing system is configured to perform first
operations comprising:

receiving control information of a panoramic image and a plurality of image tiles of the panoramic image from the remote server
through the network interface;

identifying, using at least the received control information, padding included in the received plurality of image tiles;
processing the received plurality of image tiles to remove the identified padding;
for each of the processed image tiles, generating at least one patch which maps at least a portion of said each processed
image tile to a model of a three-dimensional surface stored in the first memory, wherein each said generated patch comprises
a plurality of polygonal areas, and wherein each said generated patch corresponds to a respective portion of a sphere; and

drawing the panoramic image using the generated patches.

US Pat. No. 9,246,775

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FILTERING SUBSCRIBER NETWORK TRAFFIC

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A computer implemented method of managing network utilization in a network where a plurality of subscribers using a plurality
of subscriber terminals access a set of shared network resources, comprising:
computing a metric indicative of an amount of a subscriber's utilization of the shared network resources for at least first
and second sets of capabilities; and

filtering, using the shared network resources, network traffic between the shared network resources and the subscriber's terminal
to allow use of the shared network resources only for the first set of capabilities based at least in part on the computed
metric meeting a first criteria, without limiting at least one of the subscriber's data download speed or the subscriber's
data upload speed when the computed metric meets the first criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,245,395

RIDER CHARACTERISTIC DETERMINING APPARATUS AND SADDLE RIDING TYPE VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A rider characteristic determining method for determining control characteristics of a rider controlling a saddle riding
type vehicle, the rider characteristic determining method comprising:
a turning movement discriminating step that discriminates a section where the saddle riding type vehicle has made a turning
movement;

a vehicle state amount detecting step that detects at least one of a roll rate, a roll angle, a pitch rate, a pitch angle,
and a caster angle of the saddle riding type vehicle as a vehicle state amount;

a component separating step that separates prediction components that are low-frequency band components lower than a threshold
frequency set beforehand, from the vehicle state amount in the section where the turning movement has been made; and

a turning characteristic determining step that determines a turning characteristic of the saddle riding type vehicle;
wherein the turning characteristic determining step calculates a turning performance score of the saddle riding type vehicle
based on the prediction components of the vehicle state amount.

US Pat. No. 9,244,909

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING ONTOLOGICAL INFORMATION FROM A BODY OF TEXT

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for extracting ontological information from a body of text, said system comprising:
an input module configured to receive a verb phrase;
a parsing module configured to parse one or more sentences from the body of text into parse tree format, thereby generating
a set of parsed sentences;

a named-entity-recognition module configured to:
identify a subset of parsed sentences from the set of parsed sentences based at least partially on the occurrence of the verb
phrase within at least one parsed sentence of the set of parsed sentences;

identify a subset of noun phrases from the subset of parsed sentences based at least partially on grammatical relationship
of each noun phrase of the subset of parsed sentences to the verb phrase;

classify a first noun phrase in the subset of noun phrases as an entity, thereby defining a first entity; and
classify a second noun phrase in the subset of noun phrases as a property, thereby defining a first property; and
a concept-extraction module configured to identify and output a conceptual relationship between the first entity and the first
property based at least partially on grammatical relationship of the first entity and the first property within a first sentence,
the output being to a display device for viewing by a user.

US Pat. No. 9,244,419

SHEET COMPRESSION APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a sheet feeding unit configured to feed a sheet;
a pair of first nipping members configured to compress the sheet fed by the sheet feeding unit while the sheet is nipped and
configured to be separatable from each other;

a first separation mechanism configured to perform a separation operation of the pair of first nipping members;
a pair of second nipping members configured to compress the sheet nipped by the pair of first nipping members while the sheet
is nipped and configured to be separatable from each other;

a second separation mechanism configured to perform a separation operation of the pair of second nipping members;
an image forming unit configured to form an image on the sheet nipped by the pair of first nipping members and the pair of
second nipping members;

a conveyance switching unit having a reversely-rotatable roller which normally rotates and conveys the sheet compressed by
the pair of first nipping members and then, which reversely rotates and conveys the sheet to switch the sheet conveying direction
of the sheet compressed by the pair of first nipping members; and

a controlling portion controls the first separation mechanism so after a first end of the sheet as a leading edge in a sheet
conveying direction passes between the pair of first nipping members, the first separation mechanism relatively moves the
pair of first nipping members closer to each other to nip the sheet, and then the pair of first nipping members compresses
a second end of the sheet as a trailing edge in the sheet conveying direction, and controls so after the first end of the
sheet leading edge in the sheet conveying direction passes between the pair of second nipping members, the second separation
mechanism relatively moves the second nipping members closer to each other to nip the sheet and the conveyance switching unit
switches sheet conveying direction of the sheet, and then the pair of second nipping members compresses the first end of the
sheet as the trailing edge in the sheet conveying direction.

US Pat. No. 9,242,014

RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE-LIKE ORPHAN RECEPTOR 1 (ROR1) SINGLE CHAIN FV ANTIBODY FRAGMENT CONJUGATES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Regents of The Univer...

1. An isolated scFv antibody comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the scFv binds to
ROR1.

US Pat. No. 9,247,495

POWER SAVING WI-FI TETHERING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:
monitoring, during a normal operational mode, communications by a Wi-Fi network interface of a Wi-Fi tethering device to identify
an idle interval where no data packets are exchanged between the Wi-Fi tethering device and a Wi-Fi client device using the
Wi-Fi network interface;

determining, at the Wi-Fi tethering device, that the idle interval has reached or exceeded a pre-defined amount of time;
determining, at the Wi-Fi tethering device, whether the Wi-Fi client device is in a content fetching phase or a content consuming
phase;

determining, at the Wi-Fi tethering device, a sleep duration interval based on whether the Wi-Fi client device is determined
to be in the content fetching phase or the content consuming phase; and

switching the Wi-Fi network interface of the Wi-Fi tethering device from the normal operational mode to a sleep mode for the
sleep duration interval, the Wi-Fi tethering device using less power while operating in the sleep mode than while operating
in the normal operational mode.

US Pat. No. 9,246,209

ANTENNA AND FRONT END MODULE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An antenna, comprising:
a substrate having a preset mounting surface;
an antenna pattern part formed on the mounting surface of the substrate and transmitting and receiving a signal within a preset
frequency band; and

a solder ball group having a plurality of solder balls formed on the mounting surface of the substrate to fix the substrate
to an external circuit board and disposed at preset intervals around the antenna pattern part to form an air cavity,

wherein a distance between a center of one solder ball and a center of another solder ball adjacent thereto among the plurality
of solder balls is determined according to a wavelength of the signal and a preset permittivity.

US Pat. No. 9,243,632

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT OIL PUMP

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A variable displacement oil pump comprising:
a rotor configured to be rotationally driven;
a plurality of vanes movable out from and into an outer circumferential portion of the rotor;
a cam ring separately forming a plurality of working-oil rooms by receiving the rotor and the plurality of vanes in an inner
circumferential space of the cam ring, wherein the cam ring is configured to move to vary an eccentricity between a rotation
center of the rotor and a center of an inner circumferential surface of the cam ring and thereby to vary a variation rate
of volume of each of the plurality of working-oil rooms which is produced when the rotor rotates;

a lateral wall provided on at least one of lateral portions of the cam ring, wherein the lateral wall includes a suction portion
open to the working-oil room whose volume is increasing when the rotor is rotating under a state where the cam ring is eccentric,
and a discharge portion open to the working-oil room whose volume is decreasing when the rotor is rotating under the state
where the cam ring is eccentric;

a first control oil chamber configured to apply a first biasing force to the cam ring in a direction that reduces the eccentricity
between the rotation center of the rotor and the center of the inner circumferential surface of the cam ring, by oil discharged
and introduced from the discharge portion into the first control oil chamber;

a second control oil chamber configured to apply a second biasing force to the cam ring in a direction that enlarges the eccentricity
between the rotation center of the rotor and the center of the inner circumferential surface of the cam ring, by oil discharged
and introduced from the discharge portion into the second control oil chamber, wherein the second biasing force is smaller
than the first biasing force;

a biasing mechanism configured to apply a third biasing force to the cam ring in the direction that enlarges the eccentricity
between the rotation center of the rotor and the center of the inner circumferential surface of the cam ring under a state
where the biasing mechanism is given a set load, wherein the biasing mechanism is configured to increase the third biasing
force discontinuously in a stepwise manner when the eccentricity between the rotation center of the rotor and the center of
the inner circumferential surface of the cam ring becomes lower than or equal to a predetermined amount; and

a changeover mechanism
including a valving element receiving a fourth biasing force in a direction toward a first position of the valving element
and configured to move against the fourth biasing force by a discharge pressure discharged from the discharge portion,

configured to connect the first control oil chamber with a drain portion when the valving element is in the first position,
configured to introduce the discharge pressure into the first control oil chamber and the second control oil chamber when
the valving element moves and reaches a second position thereof against the fourth biasing force, and

configured to drain a part of oil of the second control oil chamber to the drain portion and to continue to introduce the
discharge pressure into the first control oil chamber when the valving element moves from the second position and reaches
a third position thereof against the fourth biasing force,

wherein the changeover mechanism changes from the first position of the valving element to the second position of the valving
element, when the discharge pressure becomes higher than or equal to a pressure level at which the cam ring can move against
the set load of the biasing mechanism, and is lower than or equal to a pressure level at which the third biasing force of
the biasing mechanism is increased in the stepwise manner.

US Pat. No. 9,242,471

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CONTAINER

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a liquid container in which a negative pressure generating member is contained in a first recessed
portion separated from a second recessed portion by a partition wall with a communication portion formed therein, the method
comprising:
a compression step of pressing, before the negative pressure generating member is placed in the first recessed portion, a
plurality of outer surfaces of the negative pressure generating member so that the negative pressure generating member becomes
smaller than an opening of the first recessed portion, the plurality of outer surfaces of the negative pressure generating
member including a first outer surface which is pressed by a first compression member and which is to contact a surface of
the partition wall positioned in the first recessed portion and a second outer surface which is pressed by a second compression
member and which is to contact an inner surface of the first recessed portion lying opposite the partition wall; and

a placing step of placing the negative pressure generating member in the first recessed portion while releasing the pressure
exerted on the first outer surface by the first compression member and while maintaining the pressure exerted on the second
outer surface by the second compression member so that the negative pressure generating member is positionally biased toward
the partition wall, and after the negative pressure generating member is placed in the first recessed portion, releasing the
pressure exerted on the second outer surface by the second compression member.

US Pat. No. 9,245,876

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ASSEMBLY, BACKLIGHT MODULE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An LED assembly, comprising:
a lamp base, a central portion of the lamp base being inwardly concave to form a mounting groove;
at least one pair of LED dies, wherein each pair of LED dies is mounted on a bottom surface of the mounting groove, two LED
dies in each pair of LED dies are disposed symmetrically about an axis of the mounting groove, light exit surfaces of the
two LED dies are opposite to the bottom surface of the mounting groove, and among angles formed by intersection of planes
where the light exit surfaces of the two LED dies lie, an angle facing the bottom surface of the mounting groove is greater
than 0 degree and less than 180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,245,858

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PACKAGE WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNA FOR WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
a substrate including a semiconductor chip mounted thereon;
a protective layer covering the semiconductor chip;
a metal pattern mounted on the protective layer;
a first connective member connecting the semiconductor chip and the metal pattern, and
a conductive layer formed in a recess in the protective layer, wherein the conductive layer surrounds an end portion of the
first connective member, and surfaces of the protective layer, the first connective member, and the conductive layer adjacent
the metal pattern are substantially aligned such that the first connective member is stably connected to the metal pattern,
and the conductive layer and the first connective member are formed of different materials,

wherein the first connective member is a wire or a thin plate; and
the semiconductor chip includes a connection pad having a width greater than a width of the first connective member as viewed
in cross section, and the first connective member is connected to the connection pad.

US Pat. No. 9,244,209

DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A display device comprising:
a circuit substrate;
a plurality of light sources electrically connected to the circuit substrate;
a light conversion member disposed on light emitting surfaces of the light sources and a side of the circuit substrate and
separated from the light sources, the light conversion member converting a wavelength of lights emitted from the light sources;

a light guide plate disposed at a front side of the light conversion member;
a first adhesion layer in direct physical contact with the light conversion member and the light guide plate; and
a second adhesion layer in direct physical contact with the light sources and the light conversion member,
wherein the first adhesion layer and the second adhesion layer each has a refractive index of from about 1.1 to about 1.6.

US Pat. No. 9,246,577

VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicular communication apparatus comprising:
a communication device exchanging a signal with an external communication device disposed external to a vehicle having the
communication device therein; and

an adjuster adjusting a transmission output of the communication device based on an operation mode of a vehicular device influencing
the communication device by generating a noise, wherein

the adjuster outputs an operation mode change request to the vehicular device when an adjustment of the transmission output
is performed to prevent deterioration of a communication quality of the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,246,146

BATTERY PACK

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

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a plurality of battery cells;
a housing accommodating the plurality of battery cells;
a connector coupled to the housing, at least a portion of the connector being exposed outside of the housing; and
a sealing member coupled to the connector, wherein the sealing member includes a substantially U-shaped body, the body surrounding
the exposed portion of the connector, and the body being substantially coplanar with at least one side surface of the housing,

wherein:
an interior surface of the body is conformally formed to a shape of the connector,
the housing includes a case in which the battery cells are placed, a top cover covering an upper portion of the case; and
a side cover covering the side surface of the case,

the connector is coupled to the side cover, and
the sealing member is coupled to the side cover,
wherein the substantially U-shaped body includes three sides,
wherein two of the three sides are inserted into and fill gaps between the connector and the side cover of the housing, and
a remaining side is substantially coplanar with the side cover of the housing,

wherein the connector includes:
a positive electrode terminal electrically connected to a positive electrode tab of the battery cells; and
a negative electrode terminal electrically connected to a negative electrode tab of the battery cells, and
wherein:
the sealing member includes:
the body surrounding an exterior side of the connector, the body being coupled to one side surface of the housing; and
a terminal cover covering the positive and negative electrode terminals of the connector, the terminal cover being coupled
to a top surface of the housing, and

the terminal cover includes a protrusion part therein.

US Pat. No. 9,244,397

IMAGE HEATING APPARATUS HAVING FIXING MEMBER AND SUPPLYING COOLING AIR TO A NON-SHEET-PASSING AREA FOR COOLING THE FIXING MEMBER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image heating apparatus for heating a toner image borne on a recording material while conveying the recording material
at a nip portion, the image heating apparatus comprising:
a heater;
a fixing member heated by the heater;
a pressure member configured to form the nip portion with the fixing member;
a first temperature detecting member configured to detect a sheet-passing area temperature of the fixing member or the heater;
a second temperature detecting member configured to detect a non-sheet-passing area temperature of the fixing member or the
heater;

a control device configured to control the heater power supplied to the heater for maintaining the temperature detected by
the first temperature detecting member at a target temperature; and

an air supplying member supplying cooling air to the non-sheet-passing area for cooling the fixing member, the air supplying
member being started to be driven when the temperature detected by the second temperature detecting member reaches a predetermined
temperature,

wherein while the recording material is being conveyed at the nip portion, the control device controls the cooling air quantity
of the air supplying member in response to an electric current flowing in the heater for adjusting the cooling level of the
air supplying member, a rate at which the temperature of the non-sheet-passing area detected by the second temperature detecting
member increases reflecting the electric current flowing in the heater.

US Pat. No. 9,244,205

HARD-COATED ANTIGLARE FILM, POLARIZING PLATE AND IMAGE DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A hard-coated antiglare film, comprising:
a transparent plastic film substrate; and
a hard-coating antiglare layer containing fine particles, on at least one surface of the transparent plastic film substrate,
wherein

the amount of fine particles is in the range of 10 to 20 parts by weight, per 100 parts by weight of a material for forming
a hard-coating layer,

the hard-coated antiglare film has a total haze value Ht in a range of 10% to 35%,
the total haze value Ht and an internal haze value Hin satisfy an relationship expressed by the following formula (1),
a surface of the hard-coating antiglare layer has an uneven shape and the following arithmetic average surface roughness Ra
in a range of 0.1 to 0.3 ?m, and

the hard-coated antiglare film includes: convexities that exceed a roughness mean line of a surface roughness profile; no
convexities in which line segments of portions of the mean line that cross the convexities each have length of 80 ?m or longer;
convexities that exceed a standard line that is in parallel with the mean line and is located at a height of 0.1 ?m; and at
least 50 convexities in which line segments of portions of the standard line that cross the convexities each have a length
of 20 ?m or shorter in a 4-mm long portion at an arbitrary location of the surface of the hard-coating antiglare layer,

0.5?Hin/Ht?0.9  (1)

Total haze value Ht: a haze value (cloudiness) (%) of an entire hard-coated antiglare film, according to JIS K 7136 (2000
version),

Internal haze value Hin: a haze value (%) of the entire hard-coated antiglare film measured in the case where a surface of
the hard-coated antiglare film is smooth,

Ra: an arithmetic average surface roughness (?m) defined in JIS B 0601 (1994 version).

US Pat. No. 9,247,621

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVELY LOADING A DIMMER CIRCUIT

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a magnetic component arrangement; and
a switch coupled to the magnetic component arrangement, wherein the switch is configured to operate
during a first time period, at a first frequency that results in transfer of a first amount of power to a lighting element
via the magnetic component arrangement, and

during a second time period, at a second frequency,
wherein while the switch operates at the second frequency, zero or nearly zero power is transferred to the lighting element
via the magnetic component arrangement, and

wherein the second frequency is higher than the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,247,243

INTERPOLATED VIDEO ERROR CONCEALMENT

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a first stream of video frames at a first frame rate;
generating a second stream of video frames at a second frame rate, wherein the second stream comprises (i) video frames of
the first stream of video frames and (ii) sequences of intermediate video frames inserted between video frames of the first
stream of video frames;

interpolating between a pair of adjacent video frames of the first stream of video frames to produce a first number of interpolated
intermediate video frames in a particular sequence of the intermediate video frames;

duplicating at least one of the adjacent video frames of the pair of adjacent video frames to produce a second number of duplicated
intermediate video frames in the particular sequence of the intermediate video frames;

receiving a plurality of interpolation quality values corresponding to one or more interpolated intermediate video frames;
temporally filtering the plurality of interpolation quality values to obtain observed interpolation quality; and
in response to a change in the observed interpolation quality, dynamically changing the first number of interpolated intermediate
video frames and the second number of duplicated intermediate video frames in the second stream of video frames.

US Pat. No. 9,245,741

METHOD FOR FORMING NITRIDE FILM USING PLASMA PROCESS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of forming a nitride film on an object to be processed, the method comprising:
exposing the object to be processed to dichlorosilane which is a precursor gas so that a dichlorosilane based first reactant
is chemisorbed onto the object to be processed;

exposing the object to be processed to plasma of a processing gas which includes an ammonia gas and a hydrogen gas after the
exposing of the object to be processed to the dichlorosilane;

exciting each of the hydrogen gas and the ammonia gas thereby generating a hydrogen radical and an ammonia radical;
removing a chlorine in the first reactant through a hydrogen substitution reaction of the first reactant and the hydrogen
radical thereby generating a second reactant; and

performing a nitriding reaction of the second reactant and the ammonia radical thereby generating the nitride film.

US Pat. No. 9,242,393

APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING HIGHLY CONTOURED COMPOSITE STIFFENERS WITH REDUCED WRINKLING

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. Apparatus for forming a substantially wrinkle-free fiber reinforced composite stiffener having an out-of-plane curved section
along its length, comprising:
a mandrel on which fiber reinforced composite plies may be formed, the mandrel having a sidewall comprising a first tool face,
the sidewall including a first portion along a first length that is less than a total length of the sidewall, the sidewall
further including a second portion along a second length that is less than the total length and a third portion along a third
length that is less than the total length, the first portion being between the second portion and the third portion, the first
portion having an out-of-plane curvature and an in-plane curvature, the second portion having a second curvature different
than the in-plane curvature and the out-of-plane curvature, the third portion having the second curvature, the mandrel further
having a second tool face along the sidewall and connected to the sidewall at an angle, the second tool face also having the
out-of-plane curvature along the first length, and the second tool face further having the second curvature along the second
length and the third length.

US Pat. No. 9,244,497

HINGE MODULE AND FOLDABLE DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A hinge module adapted to be disposed between a first body and a second body to facilitate in rotating the second body
relative to the first body, and the hinge module comprises:
a shaft;
a first bracket fixed on the first body and fixedly supporting the shaft;
a second bracket fixed on the second body and rotatably passed through by the shaft, for rotating the second bracket relative
to the first bracket;

an electromagnet directly or indirectly installed on the shaft; and
a magnetic element directly or indirectly installed on the shaft, and attracted to or repelled by the electromagnet under
the magnetic force of the electromagnet;

wherein at least one of the electromagnet and the magnetic element is movable axially along the shaft but not rotatable with
the shaft as an axis, and in response to the force of the electromagnet being activated by electric power, at least one of
the electromagnet and the magnetic element is moved axially to a first position and presses the second bracket to increase
a rotational friction, and thereby a torsion required for a rotation of the second bracket relative to the first bracket is
increased,

wherein the second bracket has a bearing to be passed through by the shaft, the bearing includes a first lateral side and
a second lateral side opposite to each other, the electromagnet is installed adjacent to the first lateral side and incapable
of being moved axially, the magnetic element is installed on the shaft adjacent to the second lateral side and capable of
being moved axially, and the electromagnet generates a magnetic attraction force to attract the magnetic element so as to
move the magnetic element to the first position to press the second lateral side of the bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,247,028

LATENCY-GUIDED WEB CONTENT RETRIEVAL, SERVING, AND RENDERING

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method of adjusting web content provided from a server to a client over a network based on target
latency, the method comprising:
determining, by one or more computing devices of a web content server and one or more computing devices of a requesting target
client device in communication with the web content server, latency-related limitations of the requesting target client device;

determining, by the one or more computing devices of at least one of the web content server and the target client device,
web content needs of the target client device for web content based on a web content request from the target client device,
the web content comprising a plurality of image tiles related to the web content; and

adjusting, by the one or more computing devices of at least the target client device, a resolution of one or more images tiles
related to the web content and within the plurality of image tiles based on the determination of the latency-related limitations
and the web content needs of the target client device, the one or more image tiles related to the web content to be displayed
at the target client device.

US Pat. No. 9,246,208

ELECTROTEXTILE RFID ANTENNA

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a substrate;
an electrotextile antenna attached to the substrate, wherein the electrotextile antenna communicates with radio frequency
identification (RFID) transponders, the electrotextile antenna comprising a conductive, metalized fabric including at least
three different metals and that has a conductivity of between 1.0×105 Siemens/meter and 5.0×105 Siemens/meter, wherein the electrotextile antenna comprises conductive elements, wherein the conductive elements comprise:

two or more spatially separated conductive cell patches capactively coupled together;
a feed pad; and
one or more conductive feed lines comprising a strip connected to the feed pad, and
wherein the one or more conductive feed lines are electrically coupled with the one or more conductive cell patches, creating
a radiative pattern that reads RFID transponders in a corresponding interrogation zone.

US Pat. No. 9,242,001

CATIONIC LIPIDS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY FORMULATIONS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A stellate-cell-specific drug carrier comprising a stellate cell specific amount of a retinoid molecule and a liposomal
composition wherein the liposomal composition comprises a cationic lipid of formula I
wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of C10 to C18 alkyl, C12 to C18 alkenyl, and oleyl; wherein R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of C1 to C6 alkyl, and C2 to C6 alkanol; wherein X is selected from the group consisting of —CH2—, —S—, and —O—, or is absent; wherein Y is selected from —(CH2)n—, —S(CH2)n—, —O(CH2)n—, -thiophene-, —SO2(CH2)n, and ester, wherein n=1-4; wherein a=1-4; wherein b=1-4; wherein c=1-4; and wherein Z is a counterion.
US Pat. No. 9,241,974

CLUSTERIN PHARMACEUTICALS AND TREATMENT METHODS USING THE SAME

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CA...

1. A method of treating dry eye disease comprising:
administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an isolated clusterin
or an isolated fragment of clusterin, wherein said clusterin or said fragment of clusterin binds and reduces the activity
of at least one of MMP-9, MMP-2, or MMP-7.

US Pat. No. 9,247,287

COMMUNAL TELEVISION RECEIVING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A communal television receiving system, comprising: a common wireless distributing apparatus performing a scanning operation
for a wireless local area network (WLAN) communications module included in a WLAN communications network, determining transmission
power with the WLAN communications module transmitting an acknowledgement (ACK) signal for the scanning operation, converting
a received television signal into a WLAN signal having the determined transmission power, and transmitting the WLAN signal;
and first to Nth wireless residential apparatuses transmitting the ACK signal as a response to the scanning operation of the
common wireless distributing apparatus, receiving the WLAN signal from the common wireless distributing apparatus, and outputting
the television signal; wherein when the wireless residential apparatus which does not transmit the ACK signal is present in
the first to Nth wireless residential apparatuses, the common wireless distributing apparatus determines a most remote wireless
residential apparatus among the wireless residential apparatuses transmitting the ACK signal as a relay terminal candidate
and requests the corresponding wireless residential apparatus operate as the relay terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,246,140

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY WITH A CAP ASSEMBLY HAVING A FIRST TAB LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE CASE

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

11. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and a separator between the first electrode and the
second electrode;

a first terminal electrically coupled to the first electrode;
a second terminal electrically coupled to the second electrode;
a case containing the electrode assembly;
a cap assembly coupled to the case, the cap assembly comprising a first tab located outside of the case and electrically coupled
to the first electrode, a cap plate, and a deformable plate attached to the cap plate and configured to contact the first
tab in response to an increase in pressure inside the case to electrically couple the first electrode and the second electrode
to each other; and

a connection tab on the cap plate and electrically coupling the second terminal to the cap plate.

US Pat. No. 9,245,838

SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

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

1. A multilayer device, comprising:
a resin layer;
a semiconductor device positioned in the resin layer and comprising an electronic component and a passivation layer having
an opening exposing an electrode of the electronic component;

an intermediate layer comprising a plurality of metal layers and formed in the opening of the passivation layer such that
the intermediate layer is connected to the electrode of the electronic component; and

a buildup layer formed on the resin layer and comprising an insulating layer and a via conductor formed in the insulating
layer such that the via conductor is connected to the intermediate layer,

wherein the resin layer comprises at least one resin material selected from the group consisting of a thermosetting resin
material and a thermoplastic resin material.

US Pat. No. 9,244,428

PHOTOSENSITIVE CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A photosensitive cartridge detachably attachable to a main body of an image forming apparatus, the photosensitive cartridge
comprising:
a photosensitive member;
an attachment region provided to detachably attach a developing cartridge having a developing member for developing a latent
image formed on the photosensitive member; and

a grip member configured to be gripped at a time when the photosensitive cartridge is attached to and detached from the main
body of the image forming apparatus, the grip member being movable between a first position at which the grip member enters
the attachment region in a case where the developing cartridge is not attached to the photosensitive cartridge, and a second
position at which the grip member retracts from the attachment region in a case where the developing cartridge is attached
to the photosensitive cartridge.

US Pat. No. 9,243,846

HEAT EXHANGING APPARATUS

DENSO Marston Ltd., Ship...

1. A heat exchanging apparatus, comprising;
a first heat exchanger arranged to allow ambient air to pass therethrough;
a second heat exchanger adjacent the first heat exchanger and arranged to allow air exiting the first heat exchanger to pass
therethrough;

a third heat exchanger comprising two or more interconnected heat exchanging cores wherein each core is arranged to allow
ambient air to pass therethrough; and

a cowl arranged to direct the flow through the heat exchangers; wherein
the cowl is arranged to isolate the cores of the third heat exchanger so that only ambient air passes therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,242,894

WINDOW FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A window for a display device, comprising
a display device window mother substrate; and
a color layer on the display device window mother substrate,
wherein the color layer comprises:
a transparent ink layer on the display device window mother substrate,
the transparent ink layer comprising a transparent ink in which a pigment particulate is disposed, the pigment particulate
comprising a metal material,

a solid color layer on the transparent ink layer, and
a shield ink layer on the solid color layer.

US Pat. No. 9,246,280

CAGE, RECEPTACLE AND SYSTEM FOR USE THEREWITH

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

1. A connector system, comprising:
a plurality of housings positioned side by side in a ganged arrangement, each of the housing supporting a card slot arranged
on a front side of the housing, the housing supporting a plurality of terminals that are positioned on both sides of the card
slot;

a cage positioned so as to provide including a front face and a plurality of channels extending from the front face, each
of the channels configured to direct a mating connector toward the respective card slot, the cage including a thermal plate
provided along one of an upper and a lower a surface of the channel; and

a thermal conduit extending transversely across the plurality of channels, the thermal conduit configured, in operation, to
direct thermal energy from the thermal plate away from an inserted module, wherein each housing provides a stacked configuration
that includes at least two vertically separated card slots and the cage includes vertically separate channels for each card
slot and the thermal conduit extends between the vertically separated channels.

US Pat. No. 9,246,251

HIGH DENSITY CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing have a card slot;
a first wafer having a first and second ground terminal, the first and second ground terminals having, respectively, a first
and second contact positioned on opposite sides of the card slot, the first wafer having a bar electrically connecting the
first and second ground terminal, the bar including a plurality of first junctions;

a second wafer having a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal, the second wafer supporting a plurality of tail
stubs, the signal terminals each having a contact, a signal tail and a body extending therebetween, the contacts of the first
and second signal terminals positioned on opposite sides of the card slot and the plurality of tail stubs each having a second
junction and a ground tail;

a third wafer having a third signal terminal and a fourth signal terminal, the third and fourth signal terminals each having
a contact, a signal tail and a body extending therebetween, the contacts of the third and fourth signal terminals positioned
on opposite sides of the card slot, the first terminal of the second wafer and the third terminal of the third wafer forming
a first broad-side coupled differential pair and the second terminal of the second wafer and the fourth terminal of the third
wafer forming a second broad-side coupled differential pair; and

a plurality of conductive members electrically connecting the first junctions with the second junctions.

US Pat. No. 9,245,601

HIGH-DENSITY LATCH ARRAYS

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A device comprising:
an array of cells arranged into columns and rows, wherein each cell comprises a latch cell that includes a transmission gate,
a pair of inverters, and an output buffer,

wherein each row of latch cells is connected to at least one common node for addressing the row of latch cells, and
wherein each column of latch cells is connected to a particular bit of an input signal and a particular bit of an output signal,
wherein the pair of inverters comprises an inverter having an input coupled to an output of a tri-state inverter, and wherein
an input of the tri-state inverter is coupled to an output of the inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,245,129

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING DATA BY RETURNING A PROTECT SIGNAL WITH THE DATA

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a system from a client operating in an unprotected state, a request to read data from memory;
in response to the request, determining, by the system, that the data is stored in a protected portion of the memory;
in response to determining that the data is stored in the protected portion of the memory, returning, by the system to the
client, the data and a protect signal for use in protecting the data, wherein the protect signal changes the unprotected state
of the client to a protected state;

preventing, by the system, the client from writing to an unprotected portion of the memory, while the client is operating
in the protected state.

US Pat. No. 9,246,329

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An electrostatic discharge protection circuit comprising: a first depletion mode thin-film transistor, a second depletion
mode thin-film transistor, a third depletion mode thin-film transistor and a voltage dividing unit, wherein
the first thin-film transistor has a drain connected to a first level line without intervention of any transistor, a gate
connected to a signal line, and a source connected to a gate of the second thin-film transistor and the voltage dividing unit
without intervention of any transistor;

the second thin-film transistor has a drain connected to the first level line, the gate connected to the source of the first
thin-film transistor, and a source connected to the signal line;

the third thin-film transistor has a drain connected to the signal line, a source connected to a second level line, and a
gate connected to a third level line; and

the voltage dividing unit is connected to the source of the first thin-film transistor and the second level line without intervention
of any transistor,

wherein the signal line, the first level line, the second level line, and the third level line are different from each other,
the third level line is not connected to the voltage dividing unit, and electrostatic charges on the signal line are discharged
to the first level line or the second level line according to a polarity of the electrostatic charges on the signal line.

US Pat. No. 9,245,170

POINT CLOUD DATA CLUSTERING AND CLASSIFICATION USING IMPLICIT GEOMETRY REPRESENTATION

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An image processing system comprising:
a data repository, including at least one storage device on a computer system, configured to store image data comprising points
in a point cloud; and

an image processor and program code, which when executed perform operations on the image data, including:
placing the image data into a three-dimensional mesh, comprising:
placing points into a number of cells in the three-dimensional mesh based on three-dimensional locations of the points; and
generating implicit geometry data for the number of cells using the points placed into the number of cells, implicit geometry
data being one of a representation of points relative to each of the number of cells in the three-dimensional mesh and values
based on the relationship of points located within the number of cells, wherein the three-dimensional mesh comprises metadata
including attributes comprising one or more of population, distance, and validity;

identifying vectors of the image data in the three-dimensional mesh, wherein each vector of the vectors comprises a corresponding
vertical array of single cells in the three dimensional mesh;

identifying clustering data using the vectors, wherein the clustering data comprises a plurality of clusters;
assigning a label to each of the plurality of clusters based on a probability that a given cluster represents a given object;
thereafter defining classes by one or more of the plurality of clusters, the classes comprising identifications of the given
object;

extracting feature vectors from the classes and comparing additional vectors to the feature vectors to determine corresponding
classes for the additional vectors; and

generating an image using the feature vectors and the corresponding classes for the additional vectors.

US Pat. No. 9,244,810

DEBUGGER GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium for a graphical user interface (GUI) of
a debugger, the computer program product including code adapted to be executed by a computer to perform a method comprising:
invoking, by a system, a debugger in a first mode that is a browsing only mode not associated with a signal dump;
during operation of the debugger in the first mode:
identifying, by the system, one of a source database and a hardware database,
determining, by the system, constructs using the one of the source database and the hardware database,
displaying, by the system, in a first portion of a GUI of the debugger a list of the constructs determined from the one of
the source database and the hardware database, and

displaying, by the system, in a second portion of the GUI of the debugger source code corresponding to the constructs;
invoking, by the system, the debugger in a second mode that is a waveform mode associated with the signal dump;
during operation of the debugger in the second mode:
identifying, by the system, the hardware database,
determining, by the system, the constructs using the hardware database,
displaying, by the system, in the first portion of the GUI of the debugger a list of the constructs determined using the hardware
database,

displaying, by the system, in the second portion of the GUI of the debugger the source code corresponding to the constructs,
enabling, by the system, an option within the GUI allowing a user to toggle from displaying in the second portion of the GUI
of the debugger the source code corresponding to the constructs to displaying in the second portion of the GUI of the debugger
waveforms corresponding to the constructs,

receiving, through the option by the system from the user, a request to toggle from displaying in the second portion of the
GUI of the debugger the source code corresponding to the constructs to displaying in the second portion of the GUI of the
debugger waveforms corresponding to the constructs,

identifying, by the system, the signal dump;
determining, by the system, waveforms corresponding to the constructs, using the signal dump, and
in response to receiving the request, displaying, by the system, in the second portion of the GUI of the debugger the waveforms
corresponding to the constructs.

US Pat. No. 9,245,856

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a wiring substrate including a first surface, a second surface located at an opposite side of the first surface, a cavity
formed in the first surface, an electrode pad formed on the first surface surrounding the cavity, and a high frequency wire
exposed on the first surface;

a semiconductor element accommodated in the cavity;
a bonding wire that connects the semiconductor element and the electrode pad; and
a first protection film coating the first surface of the wiring substrate, the semiconductor element, the electrode pad, the
bonding wire, and the high frequency wire, wherein

the wiring substrate is a multilayer wiring substrate including a plurality of wiring layers, and
the high frequency wire serves as a high frequency antenna, wherein the high frequency antenna is formed by a plurality of
wires that are formed in the wiring layers and connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,245,595

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SRAM ACCESS ASSISTS USING VSS BOOST

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a memory access request at a storage cell array comprising two or more storage cell subarrays, each storage cell
subarray including at least one row of storage cells, wherein the memory access request specifies a read operation or a write
operation and a voltage boost is applied during both read and write operations; and

applying, during the memory access, the voltage boost to a first negative supply rail of a first storage cell subarray of
the two or more storage cell subarrays, wherein a boosted voltage of the first negative supply rail of the first storage cell
subarray is lower than a voltage of a second negative supply rail of a second storage cell subarray of the two or more storage
cell subarrays.

US Pat. No. 9,244,405

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a main body having a bottom surface, wherein the main body accommodates:
a photosensitive drum disposed away from the bottom surface; and
a fuser having at least a portion disposed further away from the bottom surface than the photosensitive drum is to the bottom
surface, the fuser comprising:

an endless belt;
a rotatable body; and
a nip plate comprising:
a first surface with lubricant thereon that faces an inner surface of the endless belt, the first surface and the rotatable
body being configured to nip the endless belt therebetween, the endless belt and the rotatable body configured to form a nip
therebetween; and

a second surface that extends from an end of the first surface, the second surface including a furthest downstream portion
of the nip plate along a conveying path of a sheet at the nip, and being spaced apart from the inner surface of the endless
belt,

wherein the second surface includes a first portion inclined from the end of the first surface toward the bottom surface of
the image forming apparatus to an end of a second portion of the second surface, the second portion being inclined away from
the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 9,244,396

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONVEYANCE SPEED CONTROL METHOD OF RECORDING MEDIUM IN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
a transfer device configured to transfer an image onto a conveyed recording medium;
a fixer configured to heat, press and convey the recording medium to fix the transferred image on the recording medium;
a sensor configured to detect the bending amount of the recording medium between the transfer device and the fixer, the sensor
is non-contacted with the recording medium, and arranged towards a side of the recording medium on which the transferred image
is fixed; and

a control section configured to control at least one of the transfer device and the fixer so that the recording medium between
the transfer device and the fixer is conveyed in a bent state and the bending amount of the recording medium is reduced if
the bending amount of the recording medium exceeds a preset one according to the detection result of the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,247,478

CALL ROUTING USING DOMAIN NAME SERVICE AND ELECTRONIC NUMBER MAPPING

Sprint Communications Com...

18. A system for routing mobile device calls based on a converted telephone number of a mobile device, location information
of the mobile device, and trunk group identifiers, the system comprising:
an originating switch configured for:
generating a query requesting one or more routes for a mobile device call, the query comprises the converted telephone number
of the mobile device and location information of the mobile device;

receiving one or more responses identifying, the one or more routes for the mobile device call, the one or more responses
each comprising an originating trunk group identifier, an originating trunk group identifier and a terminating trunk group
identifier, wherein the originating trunk group identifier includes an egress trunk group and the terminating trunk group
identifier comprises an egress trunk group for a next hop tandem switch; and

upon receiving the one or more responses, routing the mobile device call using an egress trunk group of a response;
a centralized routing function configured for:
receiving the query requesting one or more routes for a mobile device call, the query comprises the converted telephone number
of the mobile device and location information of the mobile device;

in response to the query, generating one or more responses
identifying, the one or more routes for the mobile device call, the one or more responses each comprising the originating
trunk group identifier and the terminating trunk group identifier, wherein the originating trunk group identifier includes
the egress trunk group and the terminating trunk group identifier comprises the egress trunk group for a next hop tandem switch;
and

communicating the one or more responses to the originating switch for routing the mobile device call.

US Pat. No. 9,246,098

GE—SB—TE FILM FORMING METHOD, GE—TE FILM FORMING METHOD, AND SB—TE FILM FORMING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A Ge—Sb—Te film forming method comprising:
a Sb source material introducing process of introducing a Sb source material represented by (R2O)3Sb;

a first purging process of purging with an inert gas after the Sb source material introducing process;
a Te source material introducing process of introducing a Te source material represented by (R3R4R5Si)2Te or (R3R4R5Si)2TeR6;

a second purging process of purging with the inert gas after the Te source material introducing process;
a Ge source material introducing process of introducing a Ge source material represented by (R1O)4Ge or (R1O)nGeH4-n; and

a third purging process of purging with the inert gas after the Ge source material introducing process,
wherein the R2 denotes an aromatic group or an alkyl group that has a straight chain structure, a branched chain structure, or a cyclic structure,
and has a carbon number ranging from 1 to 10,

each of R3, R4, R5 and R6 denotes a hydrogen, an aromatic group or an alkyl group that has a straight chain structure, a branched chain structure or
a cyclic structure, and has a carbon number ranging from 1 to 10, and has a double bond,

the R1 denotes an aromatic group or an alkyl group that has a straight chain structure, a branched chain structure, or a cyclic structure,
and has a carbon number ranging from 1 to 10, and n denotes a natural number ranging from 1 to 3,

an additive gas containing at least one of ammonia, methylamine, dimethylamine, hydrazine, monomethylhydrazine, dimethylhydrazine
and pyridine is introduced in at least one of the Sb, Te and Ge source material introducing processes and the first to third
purging processes, and

a Sb concentration in the Ge—Sb—Te film is controlled by adjusting a partial pressure of the additive gas.

US Pat. No. 9,246,514

FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION (FEC) TO SUPPORT SUCCESSIVE INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION (SIC)

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method of encoding comprising:
obtaining a stream of information bits;
encoding the stream of information bits into a plurality of forward error correct (FEC) codeblocks by encoding the stream
of information bits at the application layer using an FEC convolutional code to obtain a stream of FEC bits, partitioning
the stream of FEC bits into a plurality of subsets of FEC bits, and encoding each subset of FEC bits at a lower layer using
a secondary FEC code to obtain the plurality of FEC code blocks, wherein each FEC codeblock is independently decodable;

mapping the plurality of FEC codeblocks to a plurality of resource blocks, wherein each FEC codeblock is mapped to a single
one of the resource blocks; and

transmitting the plurality of FEC codeblocks as a data stream in accordance with the mapping of FEC codeblocks to resource
blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,245,236

FACTORIZATION OF CONCERNS TO BUILD A SDP (SERVICE DELIVERY PLATFORM)

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A service delivery platform (SDP) comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled with and readable by the processor and having stored therein a sequence of instructions which, when executed
by the processor, cause the processor to execute:

a network layer within the SDP, the network layer comprising a plurality of network resources and performing a first set of
functions concerned with communicating with the plurality of network resources, and wherein the network layer performs the
first set of functions independently and without concern about functions of other layers of the SDP;

a network adapter layer within the SDP comprising a plurality of adapters for the plurality of network resources, the adapters
providing an abstraction of the network resources, and wherein the network adapter layer performs functions independently
and without concern about functions of other layers of the SDP;

a service layer within the SDP performing a second set of functions concerned with a service, the service layer comprising
one or more enablers and an abstract interface layer, wherein the enablers expose the second set of functions to the abstract
interface layer and the abstract interface layer provides interfaces for the one or more enablers, wherein the service layer
performs the second set of functions independently and without concern about functions of other layers of the SDP, wherein
the first set of functions of the network layer is factored out of the second set of functions of the service layer, and wherein
the second set of functions performs a service in the service layer using the first set of functions of the network layer
through the abstract interface layer, enablers, and network adapter layer;

a lifecycle management layer within the service layer and providing through the abstract interface layer a set of lifecycle
management functions factored out from the second set of functions of the service layer and the first set of functions of
the network layer, wherein the lifecycle management layer performs the lifecycle management functions independently and without
concern about functions of other layers of the SDP and wherein the lifecycle management functions include one or more of development
functions, deployment functions, monitoring functions, debugging functions, upgrade functions, or removal functions for one
or more services of the service layer or one or more of the network resources; and

a business rules layer within the SDP separate from the service layer performing a third set of functions concerned with applying
business rules to a service request from a user, wherein the business rules layer performs the third set of functions independently
and without concern about functions of other layers of the SDP, wherein the second set of functions and lifecycle management
functions of the service layer are factored out of the third set of functions of the business rules layer, and wherein enforcing
the business rules on the second set of functions and lifecycle management functions includes composing the second set of
functions and lifecycle management functions of the service layer through the abstract interface layer to provide the service
based on the rules applied to the service request by the business rules layer.

US Pat. No. 9,245,150

SEMANTICALLY DETERMINING A SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF DATA

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for determining a security classification for data, the method comprising:
generating a classification signature for data based on a semantic interpretation of the data, the classification signature
associated with a security classification for the data, the data stored in a level of a security compartment corresponding
to the security classification for the data, the security compartment comprising one or more levels, wherein each level corresponds
to a particular security classification;

comparing the generated classification signature to a predetermined classification signature associated with the security
classification for the level of the security compartment where the data is stored;

verifying the generated classification signature matches the predetermined classification signature; and
monitoring data modifications and generating a classification signature for the data in real-time in response to the data
modifications;

wherein one or more classification recommendations for the data are presented to a user in response to the generated classification
signature for the data in real-time not matching the predetermined classification signature, a classification recommendation
comprising a data modification to conform the data to the security classification of the predetermined classification signature.

US Pat. No. 9,246,237

DUAL ANTENNA, SINGLE FEED SYSTEM

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

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a first antenna configured to resonate in a low frequency band, the first antenna being indirectly fed; and
a second antenna configured to resonate in a high frequency band, the second antenna being indirectly fed, wherein are both
the first and second antenna are fed by a transmission line extending therebetween, the first antenna configured to provide
a high impedance to high-band frequency input and the second antenna configured to provide a high impedance to a low-band
frequency input, wherein the second antenna includes a slot with an electrical length and a capacitor configured to increase
the electrical length of the slot.

US Pat. No. 9,245,370

IMAGE DRAWING APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND METHOD OF THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An image drawing apparatus that draws a figure in a drawing region having a plurality of scan lines, the figure being constituted
by a plurality of vertexes, each vertex being assigned a unique vertex number, the apparatus comprising:
a drawing position judging unit configured to judge the figure located on a scan line to be processed based on coordinate
information of the plurality of vertexes of the figure and coordinate information of the scan line, output drawing command
including the vertex numbers of each vertex of the plurality of vertexes of the judged figure, and extract, with respect to
the vertex, final use line information indicating the scan line, a processing order of which is lower among the scan lines
on which the figure constituted by the corresponding vertex is drawn;

a vertex reading unit configured to read, with respect to the scan line to be processed, vertex information including coordinate
information and information relating to color of the vertex, of each of the vertex numbers included in the drawing command,
from a vertex information memory storing vertex information of the vertexes of the figure drawn in the drawing region;

a renderer configured to calculate color information per pixel of the scan line to be processed based on the read vertex information,
remove color information which is not drawn in the drawing region, and generate graphics data having color information per
pixel; and

a line buffer configured to store the graphics data generated by the renderer,
wherein the vertex reading unit includes a vertex information cache memory:
the vertex information cache memory includes:
a cache memory configured to temporarily store the vertex information which is part of the vertex information of the vertexes
of the figure drawn in the drawing region;

a cache tag memory configured to store an address of the cache memory in association with the vertex number when the vertex
information is stored in the cache memory and store an empty flag indicating that the vertex information is not stored in
association with the vertex number when the vertex information is not stored in the cache memory with respect to all vertex
numbers of vertexes of the figure drawn in the drawing region; and

a controller configured to refer to the cache tag memory based on the vertex number, and read the vertex information stored
in the address of the cache memory when the address is stored in the cache tag memory with respect to the vertex information
to be read, store the vertex information read by accessing the vertex information memory in the cache memory and store the
address in the cache tag memory in association with the vertex number when the empty flag indicates that the vertex information
is not stored, and enable rewriting the vertex information in which the final use line information indicates the scan line
to be processed, in the cache memory.

US Pat. No. 9,244,216

BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A backlight assembly comprising:
a light guide plate having a recessed stepped portion disposed at a side of the light guide plate;
an optical sheet disposed over the light guide plate; and
a receiving container which receives the light guide plate and the optical sheet,
the receiving container including a bottom plate and a sidewall that extends upwardly from edge portions of the bottom plate,
the receiving container further including a protrusion portion, of which at least a portion is disposed in the recessed stepped
portion of the light guide plate, the protrusion portion protruding from the receiving container in first direction such that
a thickness of the bottom plate is substantially same as a thickness of the at least a portion of the protrusion portion disposed
in the recessed stepped portion of the light guide plate,

wherein the receiving container further includes a fixing boss extending upwardly and continuously from an upper end of a
side surface of the protrusion portion, wherein the side surface of the protrusion portion faces a side surface of the light
guide plate.

US Pat. No. 9,244,155

ADAPTIVE ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE ARRAY (AESA) SYSTEM FOR MULTI-BAND AND MULTI-APERTURE OPERATION AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING DATA LINKS WITH ONE OR MORE STATIONS IN DIFFERENT FREQUENCY BANDS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An adaptive electronically steerable array (AESA) system suitable for use on a vehicle, the system comprising:
a plurality of arrays, each comprising a plurality of radiating elements; and
control circuitry coupled to the plurality of arrays to configure the arrays for switchable multi-band and multi-aperture
operations, wherein the control circuitry is configured

to use a line-of-sight (LOS) vector to direct the array for communications with a communication station as the vehicle maneuvers,
to use the LOS vector to reconfigure the arrays to switch between communicating with a first communication station and a second
communication station, and

to switch between communicating with a first communication station within a first frequency band through a first aperture,
the first frequency band established for communication with the first communication station, and communicating with the second
communication station within a second frequency band through a second aperture, the second frequency band established for
communication with the second communication station, the first and second frequency bands being widely-spaced frequency bands
having at least a five percent carrier frequency separation,

wherein the first frequency band is a higher-frequency band than the second frequency band, and
wherein for the multi-band and the multi-aperture operations, the control circuitry:
configures each element to operate as a single aperture to transmit RF signals for communicating with the first communication
station within the first frequency band, and

configures a plurality of two or more elements to operate as a single element, single aperture, to transmit coherently combined
RF signals that have the same phase shift, for communicating with the second communication station within the second frequency
band.

US Pat. No. 9,242,709

PROPULSION UNIT CONTROL SYSTEM

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A propulsion unit control system for a boat including a plurality of propulsion units arranged side-by-side and electrically
connected to two adjacent operation levers arranged to be controlled by an operator to operate shift actuators and/or throttle
actuators of the plurality of propulsion units, the control system comprising:
an engine speed detecting device arranged to detect an engine speed of a reference propulsion unit and an engine speed of
a propulsion unit to be synchronized;

an averaging processing device configured to average the engine speed of the reference propulsion unit and the engine speed
of the propulsion unit to be synchronized; and

a control device configured to control the engine speed of the propulsion unit to be synchronized to synchronize the engine
speed of the propulsion unit to be synchronized with the engine speed of the reference propulsion unit; wherein

the control device is further configured to compute a deviation between the averaged engine speed of the reference propulsion
unit and the averaged engine speed of the propulsion unit to be synchronized, and to correct a throttle opening of the propulsion
unit to be synchronized based on the computed deviation in order to control and synchronize the engine speeds of the reference
propulsion unit and the propulsion unit to be synchronized with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,246,014

NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY ELEMENT, NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY ELEMENT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A nonvolatile semiconductor memory element comprising:
a semiconductor film;
a lower insulating film that is disposed on the semiconductor film;
a conductive charge storage film that is disposed on the lower insulating film;
an upper insulating film that is disposed on the conductive charge storage film and that has a four-or-more-layer structure;
and

a control gate that is disposed on the upper insulating film;
wherein the upper insulating film includes:
a first insulating film that is disposed on the conductive charge storage film;
a second insulating film that is disposed on the first insulating film; and
a third insulating film that is disposed on the second insulating film;
wherein a thickness of the first insulating film is less than a thickness of the third insulating film, and
wherein the second insulating film is formed to have a trap level density larger than that of the third insulating film.

US Pat. No. 9,245,737

LIQUID TREATMENT APPARATUS AND LIQUID TREATMENT METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A liquid treatment apparatus comprising:
a substrate holder configured to horizontally hold a substrate;
a top plate configured to be rotatable and to cover the substrate held by the substrate holder from above so as to define
a treatment space;

a chemical liquid nozzle configured to supply a chemical liquid to the substrate in the treatment space;
a replacement nozzle configured to supply an atmosphere replacement gas into the treatment space; and
a replacement nozzle support arm configured to support the replacement nozzle and configured to be horizontally moved between
an advanced position at which the replacement nozzle support arm is advanced into the treatment space and a retracted position
at which the replacement nozzle support arm is retracted outside from the treatment space;

wherein the replacement nozzle is configured to discharge, above the substrate, the atmosphere replacement gas upward.

US Pat. No. 9,244,720

AUTOMATED TECHNIQUE TO CONFIGURE AND PROVISION COMPONENTS OF A CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
generating task definitions to configure respective ones of compute, storage, and network components of a converged infrastructure
(CI) when invoked, each task definition including a task identifier (ID), one or more component configuration commands, and
one or more task arguments through which one or more corresponding component configuration parameters are passed to corresponding
ones of the one or more component commands;

generating an ordered sequence of task identifiers (IDs) identifying corresponding ones of the task definitions that configure
respective ones of the computer, storage and network components of the CI; and

automatically invoking each of the task definitions by task ID according to the ordered sequence in order to configure the
CI, wherein the automatically invoking includes providing the one or more component configuration commands and the corresponding
one or more passed configuration parameters of each invoked task definition to the respective ones of the CI components, and
wherein the automatically invoking further includes, for each invoked task definition:

receiving each component configuration parameter through the corresponding task argument;
validating a total number of the received component configuration parameters and a type of each received component configuration
parameter against a total number of task arguments and a type of each argument defined in the task definition; and

passing each received component configuration parameter that is validated to each corresponding component configuration command
and not passing each received component configuration parameter that is not validated.

US Pat. No. 9,242,984

PYRAZOLYL DERIVATIVES AS SYK INHIBITORS

Merck Canada Inc., Quebe...

1. A compound of Formula I:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
is:

ring a is

ring b is

Ya1 is independently CH or N;

Yb1 and Yb2 are independently CH or N, such that Ya1 and Yb1 are not both simultaneously C or N;

R1a and R1b are independently: H, halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, or C1-C3-fluoroalkyl;

R1 is:

H;
halogen;
C1-C6-alkyl, optionally with one to four substituents selected from: CN, OH, oxo, NH2, CF3, C1-C3-alkyl, and C1-C3-alkoxyl;

(CRaRb)nCO2Rc;

(CRaRb)nCONRdRe;

(CHRa)nNHCONRdRe;

(CHRa)nNHCO2Rc;

(CHRa)nNHCORc;

(CHRa)nCONHSO2Rd;

(CHRa)nSO2Rd;

(CHRa)nSO2NRdRe;

(CHRa)nNHSO2Rd;

(CRaRb)n-heterocyclyl; wherein heterocyclyl is as defined below;

(CHRa)p—C(O)-heterocyclyl; wherein heterocyclyl is as defined below;

(CRaRb)n-carbocyclyl; wherein carbocyclyl is as defined below;

CRa(carbocyclyl)2; wherein carbocyclyl is as defined below;

(CRaRb)n-aryl; wherein aryl is as defined below;

(CRaRb)n—O-carbocyclyl; wherein carbocyclyl is as defined below;

(CRaRb)n—O-aryl; wherein aryl is as defined below;

or optionally, R1 and R1a, R1 and R1b, R1a and R1b, when present on adjacent pyrazolyl ring atoms, taken together can form a 5- or 6-membered ring with the atoms to which they
are attached; the ring may contain one or two heteroatoms selected from N, O, or S including the nitrogens of the pyrazole
ring to which the ring is fused and the ring may be saturated, unsaturated or aromatic and may be optionally substituted with
one to three substituents selected from: C1-C3-alkoxyl and C1-C3-alkyl;

Heterocyclyl is a 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered monocyclic ring or 8-, 9-, 10-membered bicyclic ring, or 13- or 14-membered tricyclic
ring; the monocyclic, bicyclic or tricyclic ring can be saturated, unsaturated or aromatic, containing one to four heteroatoms
selected from O, N, or S, the heterocyclyl may optionally be substituted with one to four substituents selected from oxo,
halo, hydroxyl, C1-C3-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C1-C3-alkoxyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, (CRaRb)nCO2Rc, (CRaRb)nCONRdRe, (CHRa)nNHCONRdRe, (CHRa)NHCO2Rc, and (CHRa)p—C(O)-heterocyclyl; or alternatively 2 substituents geminally substituted on a common ring carbon atom of said heterocyclyl
may together with the common ring carbon atom form a C3-6 spirocyclic ring;

Carbocyclyl is a 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- or 8-membered monocyclic ring or 8-, 9-, 10-membered bicyclic ring, or 13- or 14-membered
tricyclic ring, in which all ring atoms are carbon, at least one ring is saturated or partially unsaturated and that ring
being isolated or fused to one or two such rings or to a benzene ring; the carbocyclyl may optionally be substituted with
one to four substituents selected from hydroxyl, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-alkoxyl, (CRaRb)nCO2Rc, (CRaRb)nCONRdRe, and a spiro-linked —OCH2CH2O—;

Aryl is a 6-membered monocyclic or 10-membered bicyclic aromatic carbon ring, the aryl may optionally be substituted with
one to four substituents selected from hydroxyl, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-alkoxyl, (CRaRb)nCO2Rc; and (CRaRb)nCONRdRe;

R2 is H, halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C3-C7-cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, NRdRe, CONRdRe, NHCONRdRe, or NO2;

R3 is H or C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C3-fluoroalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxyl, optionally substituted with one to three substituents selected from hydroxyl; —O—(CH2)2—O—Si(CH3)3; C3-C6-cycloalkyl and pyridyl;

R4 is H, halogen, or C1-C3-alkyl;

Ra and Rb are independently: H, OH, CN, NH2, cyclopropyl, C1-C3-fluoroalkyl, or C1-C3-alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxyl;

Rc is: H, C1-6alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, -M-RCH, —(CH2)1-2—Rf, —(CH2)2—O—(CH2)2—Rf, —(CH2)2—Rg,

—CHRhOCO2Ri, or —(CHRh)1-2OC(O)Ri;

Rd and Re are independently: H, C1-C3-alkoxyl or C1-C6-alkyl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents selected from: CN, OH, oxo, NH2, halogen, CO2Rc, CONH2, C1-C3-alkoxyl, CO2Rc; aryl, carbocyclyl, or heterocyclyl, as defined above;

Rf is CO2Rf1, CN, C(O)N(Rf2)2, —OC(O)Rf1, or C1-2alkoxyl;

Rf1 is C1-4alkyl; and

Rf2 is H or C1-4alkyl;

Rg is OH, C1-4alkoxyl, NH2, NH(C1-4alkyl) or N(C1-4alkyl)2;

Rh is H or C1-4alkyl;

Ri is C1-6alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, or phenyl;

M is a bond or —(CH2)1-3—;

RCH is (a) aryl, aryl is phenyl or naphthalyl, optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from halo,
C1-4alkyl, or C1-4alkoxy; (b) carbocyclyl, carbocyclyl is a 5-, 6- or 7-membered monocyclic carbon ring, that is saturated or partially unsaturated
and the carbocyclyl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from halo, C1-4alkyl, or C1-4alkoxy; or (c) a 5- to 6-membered monocyclic heterocyclyl containing one or two heteroatoms independently selected from the
group consisting of N and O, and the heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected
from the group consisting of: oxo and C1-3 alkyl;

n is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; and
p is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 9,244,762

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLEXIBLE BUFFERS IN AN XOR ENGINE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a hardware engine that is configured to generate a first result, a second result, and a third result from the received user
data, the first result comprising any of a first type of checksum, a second type of checksum, or an unmodified copy of the
received user data, the second result comprising any of the first type of checksum, the second type of checksum, or the unmodified
copy of the received user data, and the third result comprising any of the first type of checksum, the second type of checksum,
or the unmodified copy of the received user data;

a first local result buffer configured to store the first result;
a second local result buffer configured to store the second result; and
a third local result buffer configured to store the third result.

US Pat. No. 9,245,824

THROUGH-VIAS FOR WIRING LAYERS OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for forming a through-via in a semiconductor device comprising:
performing a first etching through at least a first dielectric material of a wiring layer of the semiconductor device to expose
a semiconductor material of a semiconductor layer below said wiring layer, said first etching forming a first hole outlining
a collar structure for the through-via;

depositing a porous stress-abating dielectric material in the first hole such that the stress-abating dielectric material
forms the collar structure and extends between the semiconductor layer to a top surface of the wiring layer;

performing a second etching through at least the semiconductor layer, said second etching forming a via hole in the semiconductor
material; and

filling at least a portion of said via hole with conductive material to form the through-via such that said stress-abating
dielectric material, at least in said wiring layer, provides a buffer between said conductive material and said first dielectric
material.

US Pat. No. 9,245,802

WAFER DICING USING FEMTOSECOND-BASED LASER AND PLASMA ETCH

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A system for dicing a semiconductor wafer comprising a plurality of integrated circuits, the system comprising:
a factory interface;
a laser scribe apparatus coupled with the factory interface; and
a cluster tool coupled with the factory interface, the cluster tool comprising a plasma etch chamber, wherein the laser scribe
apparatus is not included in the cluster tool.

US Pat. No. 9,247,644

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
an insulating layer having a first surface formed with a first recess portion;
a pad that is embedded in the first recess portion, the pad including
a second surface that is in contact with a bottom surface of the first recess portion, and
a third surface that is located at a lower position than the first surface of the insulating layer so as to expose an inner
wall surface of the first recess portion, wherein the pad is formed with a second recess portion, having a smooth bottom surface,
in a center portion of the third surface; and

a solder resist layer that is provided on the first surface of the insulating layer and that is formed with an opening portion
through which the second recess portion is exposed, wherein

an adjacent portion of the solder resist layer to a peripheral portion of the opening portion
extends to an inside of the first recess portion so as to cover the inner wall surface of the first recess portion and a peripheral
portion of the third surface of the pad, and

protrudes from the peripheral portion of the third surface of the pad toward the center portion of the third surface of the
pad so as to cover above the second recess portion,

(i) surfaces of the pad including the second surface of the pad and being in contact with the insulating layer and (ii) the
peripheral portion of the third surface of the pad are roughened surfaces,

the first surface of the insulating layer is a roughened surface, and
an adjacent portion of the first surface to a peripheral portion of the first recess portion is smaller in roughness than
a region of the first surface peripheral to the adjacent portion of the first surface.

US Pat. No. 9,247,631

METHOD FOR FABRICATING HEAT DISSIPATION SUBSTRATE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A method for fabricating a heat dissipation substrate comprising:
providing a first composite board, wherein the first composite board comprises two metal conductive layers and a resin carrier,
wherein the resin carrier is positioned between the two metal conductive layers;

laminating second and third composite boards outside the two metal conductive layers, wherein each of the second and third
composite boards comprises an insulation layer and a thin metal layer, wherein the insulation layers are positioned between
the two metal conductive layers and the thin metal layers of the second and third composite boards;

thickening each of the thin metal layers; and
removing the resin carrier for forming first and second substrates, wherein each of said metal conductive layer forms a first
conductive layer and each of said thin metal layers becomes thicker to form a metal layer in each of the first and second
substrates, and wherein the metal layer is thicker than the first conductive layer in each of the first and second substrates;
and

in each of the first and second substrates, removing part of the metal layer for forming a metal bulk;
providing an adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer comprises an opening, and wherein the opening corresponds to the metal
bulk;

providing a second conductive layer;
laminating the second conductive layer, the adhesive layer, and the substrate, wherein the adhesive layer is positioned above
the substrate, and wherein the second conductive layer is above the adhesive layer;

forming a hole in the insulation layer and the first conductive layer, wherein the hole is positioned under the metal bulk;
and

forming a third conductive layer in the hole.

US Pat. No. 9,245,363

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT IMPLEMENTING AN ALGORITHM FOR PERFORMING THIN VOXELIZATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a surface at a processing engine;
mapping, by the processing engine, the surface onto a plurality of volumetric picture elements (voxels) by:
projecting the surface onto a two dimensional plane associated with a major dimension of a normal to the surface,
selecting a subset of voxels in the plurality of voxels based on the projection of the surface,
dividing the subset of voxels into one or more columns of voxels, and
for each column of voxels, tagging each voxel in the column of voxels associated with a crosshair shape that intersects any
point on the surface; and

generating, by the processing engine, a value for each voxel in the plurality of voxels that is tagged,
wherein a voxel intersects with the surface when the surface intersects the crosshair shape associated with the voxel, and
wherein the processing engine is at least one of a software engine executed by a processor or a hardware engine included in
the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,246,303

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TEMPORALLY CONCENTRATING PUMP POWER TO SUPPORT GENERATION OF HIGH PEAK-POWER PULSE BURSTS OR OTHER TIME-VARYING LASER OUTPUT WAVEFORMS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method comprising:
accumulating optical pump power in a first laser gain medium during a first period of time, the first laser gain medium optically
located within a resonator;

providing at least some of the accumulated optical pump power as a first laser output with a feedback-controlled waveform
from the first laser gain medium to a second laser gain medium during a second period of time, the second period of time substantially
shorter than the first period of time; and

generating a second laser output comprising a burst of laser pulses using the second laser gain medium as a power amplifier,
wherein the first and second laser outputs have higher power levels during the second period of time compared to a power level
of the optical pump power during the first period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,246,252

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A THERMAL WASHER AROUND A PLURALITY OF CAGES ENCLOSING A PLURALITY OF HOUSINGS ON A CIRCUIT BOARD

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

1. A connector system, comprising:
a circuit board;
a plurality of housing mounted on the circuit board, the plurality of housings arranged side by side;
a plurality of cages, each one of the plurality of cages enclosing one of the plurality of housings, each of the cages including
a front face that defines a first port and further including an electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket that extends around
a perimeter of cage near the front face, wherein the plurality of cages are spaced apart a predetermined distance;

a thermal washer positioned around the plurality of cages, the thermal washer including a front portion and a main portion,
each of the front and main portions including air apertures, the main portion being a first width that is slightly less than
the predetermined distance, the main portion engaging the EMI gasket, and the front portion having a second width that is
slightly greater than the predetermined distance, the front portion engaging the front face so as to prevent, in operation,
the front portion of the thermal washer from being pressed past the front face.

US Pat. No. 9,245,789

METHOD FOR FORMING WIRING

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A wiring forming method comprising:
forming a multilayer resist structure to form a given resist pattern on a substrate including an interlayer insulating film
that has a via hole which have been formed in part thereof and filled with an SOC layer, the multilayer resist structure comprising,
at least, an SOC layer, an SOG layer, an SiO2 layer, and a chemically amplification type resist superposed in this order from the substrate side;

conducting etching using the resist pattern as a mask to form a pattern for a wiring layer and via plugs; and
forming the wiring layer and the via plugs in the pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,245,471

MULTIPLE-PRIMARY COLOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A multi-primary-color liquid crystal display device comprising a liquid crystal display panel with a pixel made up of red,
green, blue and yellow subpixels,
the device further comprising a signal conversion circuit which converts an input three-primary-color video signal into a
four-color video signal corresponding to the colors red, green, blue and yellow that are displayed by the red, green, blue
and yellow subpixels, respectively,

wherein when the three-primary-color video signal supplied to the signal conversion circuit is indicated as (r, g, b) using
the grayscale levels r, g and b (each of which is an integer of 0 through 255) of the three primary colors of red, green and
blue and when the luminance of the color white displayed by the pixel in response to a three-primary-color video signal indicated
as (255, 255, 255) is supposed to be 100%,

the signal conversion circuit adjusts the level of the four-color video signal so that when a three-primary-color video signal
indicated as (186, 0, 0) is input, the luminance of the color red displayed by the red subpixel, which is a relative luminance
of the red subpixel compared to a maximum luminance of the pixel, becomes equal to or greater than 6.5%.

US Pat. No. 9,243,572

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE ENGINE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A single-cylinder internal combustion engine for a vehicle, the single-cylinder internal combustion engine comprising:
a crankcase including one or more holes;
a cylinder block including one or more through-holes and including a cylinder provided therein, the cylinder including a cylinder
axis;

a cylinder head including one or more through-holes and being mounted on top of the cylinder block;
a bolt inserted through one of the one or more holes of the crankcase, one of the one or more through-holes of the cylinder
block, and one of the one or more through-holes of the cylinder head, to fix the crankcase, the cylinder block, and the cylinder
head to each other;

a sensor mounting boss provided on the crankcase or the cylinder head; and
a sensor arranged to detect knocking of the single-cylinder internal combustion engine; wherein
the sensor is mounted to the sensor mounting boss;
when viewed in an axial direction of the sensor mounting boss, a center of the sensor mounting boss is positioned on a same
side of the cylinder axis as the bolt; and

when viewed in the axial direction of the sensor mounting boss, the center of the sensor mounting boss is positioned between
the cylinder axis and a central line of the bolt.

US Pat. No. 9,245,463

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a first substrate including an adhesive area, fiber bundles, and a base material which is impregnated between the fiber bundles;
a second substrate including an adhesive area, fiber bundles, and a base material which is impregnated between the fiber bundles;
a pixel layer between the first substrate and the second substrate, and including a display area; and
an adhesive part between the first substrate and the second substrate and in each of the adhesive areas of the first substrate
and the second substrate, wherein the adhesive part seals the pixel layer between the first substrate and the second substrate,

wherein
the adhesive area of at least one of the first and second substrates including the fiber bundles includes an exposure area
in which an exterior of the respective fiber bundles is exposed and an interior of the respective bundles is not exposed,
and

the adhesive part contacts the exterior of the respective fiber bundles exposed at the exposure area in which the interior
of the respective bundles is not exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,247,540

EXTENDED USF ADDRESSING SPACE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a radio access network of notifying a communication device of an uplink transmission time period scheduled
for the communication device, the method comprising:
sending, to the communication device, an uplink state flag (USF) value assigned to the communication device; and
sending, to the communication device, an extended USF (eUSF) value assigned to the communication device;
whereby the communication device is notified that it has been granted uplink transmission opportunity in a subsequent time
period;

wherein the radio access network is a GERAN and wherein the eUSF value is represented with an orthogonal training sequence
code (TSC).

US Pat. No. 9,246,312

DYNAMICAL FABRY-PEROT TUNEABLE FILTER DEVICE

1. A tuneable VCSEL comprising:
a first and a second reflecting element separated by an optical path length to form an optical resonator cavity,
a gain medium provided on top of one of the first and second reflecting elements,
a first actuator means mechanically coupled with one or both of said first and second reflecting elements, said first actuator
means being configured to modulate the optical path length between said first and second reflecting elements by a modulation
amplitude, said first actuator comprising at least one piezo-electric actuator,

an optical fiber waveguide coupled with one of the reflecting elements configured for coupling light out of the resonator
cavity,

wherein the surface of at least one of the first and second reflecting elements has a concave recess formed therein,
wherein the waveguide is in direct contact with one of the reflecting elements, or wherein one of said first and second reflecting
elements is formed by an end of said waveguide; and

wherein one of the reflecting elements is formed by a plate, said plate having a free portion that is free to carry out plate
vibrations and a supporting portion where the plate is supported.

US Pat. No. 9,242,470

RECORDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a convey mechanism configured to convey a sheet in a first direction;
a recording head configured to perform recording by discharging ink on the sheet, the recording head including a base board
having a first nozzle chip group in which a plurality of first nozzle chips, in each of which a plurality of nozzles is arranged
in a second direction crossing the first direction, is provided in the second direction, a second nozzle chip group in which
a plurality of second nozzle chips, in each of which a plurality of nozzles is arranged in the second direction, is provided
in the second direction, and a plurality of first and second sealing portions, the plurality of first sealing portions provided
in end portions of the plurality of first nozzle chips in the second direction, and the plurality of second sealing portions
provided in end portions of the plurality of second nozzle chips in the second direction, each of the plurality of first and
second sealing portions protruding from the base board, wherein the first nozzle chip group and the second nozzle chip group
are arranged so as to be shifted from each other in the first direction, and wherein a first nozzle chip and a second nozzle
chip which are adjacent to each other, the first nozzle chip being from the first nozzle chip croup and the second nozzle
chip being from the second nozzle chip group, are shifted from each other in the second direction;

a suction holder including a first suction unit configured to suck ink from the plurality of first nozzle chips and a second
suction unit configured to suck ink from the plurality of second nozzle chips, wherein the first suction unit and the second
suction unit are shifted from each other in the second direction by an amount that corresponds to the shift between the first
nozzle chip and the second nozzle chip; and

an urging member configured to urge the suction holder in such a manner that the first suction unit and the second suction
unit are in contact with the base board;

wherein the suction holder moves in the second direction in a state where the first suction unit and the second suction unit
are urged to the base board, and in moving in the second direction, the first suction unit and the second suction unit abut
the first and second sealing portions, respectively, simultaneously, such configuration allowing the first suction unit and
the second suction unit to perform suctioning of the nozzles across which they move as they move in the second direction,
even where the sealing portions protrude over a surface height of the nozzles.

US Pat. No. 9,244,308

DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A display device comprising:
a light source;
a wavelength conversion member adjacent to the light source;
a heat transfer part between the light source and the wavelength conversion member;
a heat dissipation part connected to the heat transfer part; and
a display panel to which light output from the wavelength conversion member is incident,
wherein the wavelength conversion member comprises:
an incident surface opposite to the light source;
an exit surface opposite to the incident surface; and
an inclined surface extending from the incident surface to the exit surface;
wherein the heat transfer part surrounds the wavelength conversion member.

US Pat. No. 9,243,914

CORRECTION OF NAVIGATION POSITION ESTIMATE BASED ON THE GEOMETRY OF PASSIVELY MEASURED AND ESTIMATED BEARINGS TO NEAR EARTH OBJECTS (NEOS)

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method of refining a position estimate for a platform, comprising:
providing the platform with the orbits of near Earth objects (NEOs);
providing a position estimate of the platform;
using a stellar camera to passively make bearing only measurements from the platform to each of three or more NEOs;
estimating a bearing from the platform to each of the three or more NEOs from the current position estimate of the platform
and known positions of the NEOs from their orbits;

directly calculating a position error of the platform from the geometry of the measured and estimated bearings for the three
or more NEOs; and

using the position error to correct the position estimate for the platform.

US Pat. No. 9,243,869

WEAPON POSTURING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method for changing the posture of a weapon coupled to a sensor system, the method comprising:
aligning a boresight of the weapon with a line of sight of the sensor system; and
remotely operating a movement mechanism coupled between the sensor system and the weapon to pivot the boresight of the weapon
relative to the line of sight of the sensor system to first and second different configurations, wherein, in the first configuration,
the weapon mount has a position such that the boresight of the weapon is aligned in accordance with the line of sight of the
sensor system, and wherein, the second configuration, the weapon mount is decoupled from alignment with the line of sight
of the sensor system and the weapon mount and the sensor system are both rotated to respective stowed postures in which the
boresight of the weapon is rotated upward or downward to a non-threatening angle and the line of sight of the sensor system
is rotated upward or downward to a protective angle selected to protect optical component of the sensor system.

US Pat. No. 9,243,786

LIGHT ASSEMBLY

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A light assembly comprising:
a light pan having a pan opening;
a rotation ring comprising an upper surface and a lower surface and disposed at least partially around the pan opening;
a mounting ring comprising an upper surface and a lower surface and disposed at least partially around the pan opening and
positioned over a portion of the rotation ring such that the portion of the rotation ring is sandwiched between the light
pan and the mounting ring and such that the rotation ring is rotatable relative to the mounting ring, wherein the mounting
ring is secured to the light pan;

a light engine mounted on the rotation ring and oriented so as to emit light through the pan opening; and
an adjustable rotation limiting mechanism that includes (a) a rotation stop platform provided on the mounting ring, the rotation
stop platform comprising a moveable stop and (b) a rotation stop unit provided on the rotation ring, the rotation stop unit
including a rotation stop arm,

wherein the rotation stop arm rotates with the rotation ring and contacts the moveable stop to prevent further rotation of
the rotation ring with respect to the mounting ring.

US Pat. No. 9,246,054

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING LIGHT EXTRACTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A light emitting device package, comprising:
a light emitting device;
a body comprising:
a top surface on which the light emitting device is disposed;
a bottom surface, a center of the bottom surface downwardly protruding to form a recess at a side of the bottom surface; and
a side surface disposed between the top surface and the bottom surface; and
a lead disposed on the top, side, and bottom surfaces of the body, an end of the lead being disposed on the recess of the
body,

wherein a portion of the lead is separated from the side surface of the body to form a gap therebetween, and
wherein the light emitting device comprises:
a semiconductor layer comprising a light emitting layer;
a light extracting structure arranged on the semiconductor layer; and
a reflective electrode disposed under the semiconductor layer, and
wherein a distance between the reflective electrode and a center of the light emitting layer falls within the ranges represented
by an odd multiple of ?/(4n)±?, wherein “?” represents a wavelength of light emitted from the light emitting layer, “n” represents
a refractive index of the semiconductor layer, and “?” represents 0.14 ?/n.

US Pat. No. 9,245,832

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor module, comprising:
a metal block that has a first surface and a second surface;
an insulation layer for heat radiation formed by directly depositing a ceramic material on at least the first surface of the
metal block;

an insulation layer for a relay electrode, formed by directly depositing a ceramic material on a part of the second surface
of the metal block;

a relay electrode formed by depositing a metal material on an upper surface of the insulation layer for the relay electrode;
a circuit element bonded with the second surface of the metal block; and
an external lead terminal, wherein
a bonding wire or a lead frame from the circuit element is bonded with the relay electrode, and
the relay electrode and the external lead terminal are connected.

US Pat. No. 9,244,304

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device, comprising:
an array substrate and a color filter substrate which are cell-assembled, the array substrate and the color filter substrate
being formed with two-dimensionally arranged sub-pixel regions correspondingly;

wall-shaped electrodes formed on the array substrate or the color filter substrate and interposed between the array substrate
and the color filter substrate, the wall-shaped electrodes separating a row of or a column of the sub-pixel regions to divide
each row or column of sub-pixel regions into two rows or two columns of sub-subpixel regions that form transmissive regions
and reflective regions respectively; and

a liquid crystal layer interposed between the array substrate and the color filter substrate and comprising transmissive region
liquid crystal and reflective region liquid crystal filled in the transmissive regions and the reflective regions,

wherein the transmissive region liquid crystal and the reflective region liquid crystal use different liquid crystal and light
of the transmissive region and the reflective region have a same optical path difference,

wherein difference of refractive index of the liquid crystal in the transmissive regions is two times that of the reflective
regions.

US Pat. No. 9,243,766

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle headlamp, comprising:
a light source for emitting light and
a reflector for focusing the light emitted by the light source, there being formed, at the rear end of the reflector, an opening
to receive at least a part of the light source, and a reflector neck that surrounds the opening and to which the light source
is fastened in a defined position relative to a reflective surface of the reflector, wherein the reflector neck is formed
integrally with the reflector, whereby the reflector neck and the reflector are produced in a common die casting operation;
and

wherein a plurality of locking members are formed on the reflector, which locking members, in the course of a rotary movement
of the light source about the optical axis of the reflector or about an axis parallel thereto when the light source has been
at least partly inserted in the reflector neck in the direction of the optical axis, engage in corresponding perforations
formed in the light source, at least one of the locking members co-operating with at least one of the perforations in the
course of the rotary movement in such a way, and causing forced guidance of the light source in such a way, that the light
source is held in a defined position relative to the reflector in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,246,338

ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR SAFELY DISCHARGING AN ENERGY ACCUMULATOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. Energy storage arrangement, for safely discharging an energy accumulator and/or an associated energy control circuit damaged
by a defect or an accident, having
an energy accumulator (1) with electric poles (2, 3),

an electrically conductive conductor medium (6) in the form of a fluid or fine-grained bulk material or a mixture of both,

a reservoir container (7) which is filled with the conductor medium (6),

a collecting container (8) which is provided for accommodating the conductor medium (6), and

a triggerable discharging device (9),

wherein when the discharging device is triggered, the conductor medium (6) is released from the reservoir container (7) into the collecting container (8) to discharge the energy accumulator by electrically connecting the electric poles (2, 3) to one another with the conductor medium (6).

US Pat. No. 9,246,109

COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

7. An organic light-emitting device, comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the organic layer includes the compound of
claim 1.

US Pat. No. 9,247,427

MULTI-FACTOR CALLER IDENTIFICATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request to initiate a voice communication session over a signaling network that includes a data network, the request
including directory information specifying origination of the voice communication session, the request including an encrypted
first key value;

decrypting the encrypted first key value with a second key value;
determining verification information associated with the directory information;
comparing the decrypted first key value with the verification information;
authenticating the directory information using the determined verification information and the comparison, wherein the authentication
is performed at an ingress point of the signaling network; and

selectively providing notification of the authentication for handling of the voice communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,246,029

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INTERDIGITATED BACK CONTACT SOLAR CELL

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A method for manufacturing an interdigitated back contact solar cell, comprising steps of:
(a) providing a doped silicon substrate, the substrate comprising a front, sunward facing, surface and a rear surface;
(b) doping the rear surface of the substrate homogeneously with boron in a first pattern, thereby forming a p+ region on the
rear surface of the silicon substrate, wherein the first pattern is a blanket pattern;

(c) forming a silicon dioxide layer on the front surface and the rear surface;
(d) depositing a phosphorus-containing doping paste on the rear surface in a second pattern, wherein the phosphorus-containing
doping paste comprising a phosphorus compound and a solvent;

(e) heating the silicon substrate in an ambient to a temperature and for a time period in order to locally diffuse phosphorus
into the rear surface of the silicon substrate, thereby forming an n+ region on the rear surface of the silicon substrate
through the second pattern, wherein the p+ region and the n+ region on the rear surface collectively form an interdigitated
pattern; and

(f) removing the silicon dioxide layer from the silicon substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,244,897

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR JAVASCRIPT PARSING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of parsing a script within an HTML page, the method comprising:
receiving a script object, wherein the script object includes text;
parsing the text of the script object to determine whether the parsed text matches tokens included in a syntax dictionary,
the matching tokens corresponding in the syntax dictionary with syntax identified as useful in constructing universal resource
locators (URLs);

parsing the text of the script object before and after the matching tokens in accordance with the corresponding syntax to
construct a plurality of proposed complete URLs are constructed;

forwarding the proposed complete URLs to a detector that determines whether each proposed complete URL is a valid complete
URL; and

sending object retrieval requests to websites associated with the valid complete URLs.

US Pat. No. 9,243,796

LED LAMP WITH A FLEXIBLE HEAT SINK

Putco, Inc., Des Moines,...

1. An LED lamp with a heat sink, the lamp comprising:
a wire harness adapted for connection to an electrical system;
a first circuit board electrically connected to the wire harness;
a second circuit board electrically connected to the wire harness;
a heat conducting member, wherein the circuit boards are mounted on opposite sides of the heat conducting member;
a first light emitting diode on the first circuit board;
a second light emitting diode on the second circuit board;
a flexible heat sink mechanically connected to the heat conducting member; and
wherein the flexible heat sink comprises a flexible metal fabric.

US Pat. No. 9,246,239

CRIMPED TERMINAL WIRE FOR AUTOMOBILE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A crimped terminal wire for an automobile, the wire comprising:
an aluminum electric wire comprising:
an aluminum conductor wire; and
an insulation, with which the aluminum conductor wire is coated;
a connecting terminal made from a copper-based material and crimped onto an end of the aluminum electric wire, the connecting
terminal comprising:

a crimped member that is crimped onto the aluminum electric wire; and
an electrical contact portion, with which the connecting terminal is connected to another terminal;
a crimped portion where the connecting terminal is crimped onto the aluminum electric wire; and
a resin-coated portion made from a resin, which is disposed on the crimped portion,
wherein the resin-coated portion is disposed on the crimped portion while an entire periphery of the crimped portion is coated
with the resin-coated portion,

wherein the insulation is an outermost layer of the aluminum conductor wire except in the resin-coated portion, and
wherein the resin-coated portion includes a tapered portion at a posterior end portion, the tapered portion has an edge, the
tapered portion extends directly from the outermost layer of the aluminum conductor wire and begins at the surface of the
outermost layer, and the edge of the tapered portion is an edge of the resin-coated portion.

US Pat. No. 9,245,804

USING A DOUBLE-CUT FOR MECHANICAL PROTECTION OF A WAFER-LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGE (WLCSP)

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

1. A method for assembling a wafer level chip scale processed (WLCSP) wafer, the wafer having a front-side surface and a back-side
surface, a plurality of device die having electrical contacts on the front-side surface, the method comprising:
mounting the wafer onto a grinding foil;
back-grinding, to a thickness, the back-side surface the wafer;
mounting the wafer onto a sawing foil onto a first-side surface;
sawing through second-side surface, the second-side surface opposite the first chosen-side surface, to a depth of the back-ground
thickness of the wafer, in areas corresponding to saw lanes of the plurality of device die;

stretching the sawing foil so as to space apart device die;
on the front-side surface of the wafer, re-mounting the wafer onto molding foil and removing the sawing foil;
enveloping the device die in molding compound on the back-side surfaces and vertical faces of the spaced-apart device die,
the molding compound of a thickness on the back-side surface and another thickness on the vertical faces;

removing the molding foil;
re-mounting the molded WLCSP wafer on its back-side surface, onto a sawing foil; and
sawing the molded WLCSP wafer on the front-side surface in saw lanes of the plurality of device die so as to separate the
molded wafer into individual device die having protective molding thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,245,452

METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO ACCURATELY DISPLAY LATERAL DEVIATION SYMBOLOGY IN OFFSET APPROACHES TO RUNWAYS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A graphical display system for an aircraft, the system comprising:
a processor adapted to perform real-time computations necessary for generating graphical representations of the aircraft's
position, wherein the processor is further adapted to generate a first conformal lateral deviation symbology representing
the aircraft's current position with respect to an approach line, and generate a second conformal lateral deviation symbology
representing the aircraft's current position with respect to an extended runway center line;

a runway assistance landing system receiver coupled to the processor, the runway assistance landing system receiver adapted
to receive signals for the processor transmitted by an airport runway assistance landing system;

one or more aircraft position sensors coupled to the processor, the sensors adapted to detect the position of the aircraft;
a display coupled to the processor, the display adapted to display the graphical representations generated by the processor;
one or more terrain databases coupled to the processor, the one or more terrain databases adapted to provide the processor
with data necessary to generate accurate graphical representations of the terrain in the proximity of the aircraft; and

one or more flight management system databases coupled to the processor, the one or more flight management system databases
adapted to provide the processor with data necessary to generate accurate graphical representations of one or more of airport
runways, airport runway centerlines, and runway assistance landing system beacon positions.

US Pat. No. 9,244,135

MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A magnetic sensor device comprising:
a conveyance path for conveying an object to be detected having a magnetic pattern;
a magnet having poles each facing the conveyance path;
first magnetic bodies each in contact with each of side surfaces orthogonal to the conveying direction of the object to be
detected, of side surfaces of the magnet;

at least one second magnetic body located on a side opposite to the first magnetic bodies with respect to the conveyance path;
a magnetoresistance effect element located between the second magnetic body and the conveyance path in a cross magnetic field
that has magnetic field strength within a predetermined range in a spacing direction and that is generated by the first magnetic
bodies and the second magnetic body, the magnetoresistance effect element to detect, as change in the resistance value, change
in a component in the conveying direction in the cross magnetic field, the change being caused by the magnetic pattern of
the object to be detected, the spacing direction being a direction orthogonal to the conveying direction in the conveyance
path and being a direction that vertically passes through the magnetic pattern; and

an outputter connected to the magnetoresistance effect element, the outputter to output the change in the resistance value
detected by the magnetoresistance effect element.

US Pat. No. 9,247,465

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RE-ESTABLISHING RADIO LINK

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A method for re-establishing radio link, comprising:
a destination base station receiving a re-establishment request message sent by a User Equipment (UE), wherein a cell identifier
and an identifier of the UE are carried in the re-establishment request message, and attribute information used for indicating
UE handover success or handover failure is carried in the cell identifier and the identifier of the UE; and

the destination base station determining, according to the attribute information, a security algorithm applied to a radio
link re-establishment between the destination base station and the UE, and establishing the radio link by using the security
algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,246,058

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a first conductive semiconductor layer;
an AlxInyGa1-x-yN layer (0
an active layer on the AlxInyGa1-x-yN layer; and

a second conductive semiconductor layer on the active layer,
wherein the AlxInyGa1-x-yN layer has a lattice constant greater than a lattice constant of the first conductive semiconductor layer, and

wherein bandgap energy of the AlxInyGa1-x-yN layer is higher than bandgap energy of the active layer by 120 meV or more.

US Pat. No. 9,244,754

ERROR CODE CONVERSION METHOD AND SYSTEM, PPPOE SERVER AND MOBILE TERMINAL

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. An error code conversion method, comprising:
parsing, by a Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) server, a PPPoE error code generated during a dialup process,
converting the PPPoE error code to an extended error code according to a PPPoE error code conversion rule table preconfigured
on the PPPoE server and transmitting the extended error code to a mobile terminal;

receiving, by the mobile terminal, the extended error code, interpreting the extended error code into a plain text according
to a PPPoE error code conversion rule table preconfigured on the mobile terminal and displaying the plain text to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,244,609

TOUCH CONTROL METHOD AND TOUCH CONTROL ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

WISTRON CORPORATION, New...

1. A touch control method, comprising:
sensing a plurality of touch points;
calculating a plurality of touch angles according to the touch points;
storing the touch angles to an angle queue;
comparing the angle queue with a comparative model to generate a plurality of comparative results, and sequentially storing
the comparative results to a comparative queue;

determining whether the comparative queue matches a result queue accessed from a database; and
performing a function operation corresponding to the result queue if the comparative queue matches the result queue.

US Pat. No. 9,244,303

WIDE-VIEWING-ANGLE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, COLOR FILM BASE PLATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AS WELL AS DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A color filter substrate, applied to a wide view angle LCD panel comprising an array substrate and the color filter substrate,
wherein the array substrate comprising a planar electrode and a slit electrode, which are overlapped and insulated with each
other and configured to produce an electric field capable of driving liquid crystal molecules to rotate; and the color filter
substrate comprising:
a transparent substrate; and
a color filter arranged on the transparent substrate;
wherein after the array substrate and the color filter substrate are arranged opposite to each other, the color filter corresponds
to the slit electrode on the array substrate, and a ratio between light transmittance T1 of any one position on the color filter and light transmittance T2 of any other position on the color filter is equal to a ratio between LC efficiency X2 at a position, corresponding to the any other position, on the slit electrode and LC efficiency X1 at a position, corresponding to the any one position, on the slit electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,244,290

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COHERENCE REDUCTION

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A method for coherence reduction, the method comprising:
receiving, by an asymmetrical pulse stretcher, a first light pulse; wherein the asymmetrical pulse stretcher comprises multiple
reflective components which define corners of an optical path forming a loop; wherein at least two reflective components of
the multiple reflective components are positioned in a symmetrical manner in relation to each other with regard to at least
one of orientation relative to the optical path or position relative to the optical path, and at least two reflective components
of the multiple reflective components are positioned in an asymmetrical manner in relation to each other with regard to at
least one of orientation relative to the optical path or position relative to the optical path;

generating a sequence of multiple pulses, by the pulse stretcher, during a pulse sequence generation period and in response
to the first light pulse;

wherein the multiple reflective components introduce a coherence-related difference between at least two pulses of the multiple
pulses;

wherein the pulse sequence generation period does not exceed a response period of a detector;
illuminating an area of an object by the multiple pulses; and
detecting light from the area by the detector.

US Pat. No. 9,247,437

QUICK POSITIONING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MULTIPLE CYCLES AND MULTIPLE USERS

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A quick positioning method for multiple cycles and multiple users, comprising: creating, in a base station, a processing
index for each attribute of a user, wherein same attributes with same transmission cycles and same transmission offsets share
one processing index;
mounting a user into a corresponding processing index according to an attribute of the user, a transmission cycle of the attribute,
and a transmission offset of the attribute when the user accesses the base station; and

inquiring about a processing index corresponding to current time point, and demodulating, by the base station, the attribute
of the user mounted in said processing index.

US Pat. No. 9,245,661

CONDUCTIVE FILM WITH DOPED LAYERS, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE COMPRISING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate comprising a plurality of metal layers, wherein at least one of the plurality of metal layers is a combined
film formed by a first conductive film, a copper film, and a second conductive film laminated in sequence, each of the first
and second conductive film comprising a base film which is made of copper or copper alloy and in which hydrogen and/or carbon
atoms are distributed.

US Pat. No. 9,244,008

SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE SENSOR ELEMENT AND SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A surface plasmon resonance sensor element comprising:
a thin metallic layer;
an optical construction disposed on the thin metallic layer for directing light to and away from the thin metallic layer;
an absorptive layer disposed on the thin metallic layer opposite the optical construction, the absorptive layer comprising
a polymer of intrinsic microporosity having an average pore volume of at least 0.4 cubic nanometers.

US Pat. No. 9,246,474

DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR INSULATED GATE SWITCHING ELEMENT

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A drive circuit for an insulated gate switching element, comprising:
a constant current source that generates a constant current;
a switching circuit that connects a gate of the insulated gate switching element to a power supply potential side via the
constant current source when turning the insulated gate switching element ON and connects the gate of the insulated gate switching
element to a reference potential side via a discharge circuit when turning the insulated gate switching element OFF, based
on a drive signal;

a gate voltage detection circuit that detects a gate voltage of the insulated gate switching element; and
a current mode selection circuit that switches a mode of the constant current source from a normal current mode to a low current
consumption mode when detecting, based on the gate voltage detected by the gate voltage detection circuit becoming equal to
or greater than a predetermined value, that the insulated gate switching element is turned ON, and switches the mode of the
constant current source from the low current consumption mode to the normal current mode when the gate voltage detected by
the gate voltage detection circuit becomes less than the predetermined value;

wherein the current mode selection circuit has a partial resistor having a power supply-side resistor and first and second
ground-side resistors, connected between a positive power supply and a ground, and a switching element connected directly
to, and in parallel with, the second ground-side resistor, sets a ground-side partial resistance value at a normal value when
the gate voltage detected by the gate voltage detection circuit is less than the predetermined value, and sets the ground-side
partial resistance value at a low consumption mode resistance value lower than the normal value when the gate voltage detected
by the gate voltage detection circuit is equal to or greater than the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,247,114

CAMERA MODULE

LG Innotek Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A camera module, comprising:
a camera module housing including an upper surface and a lateral surface bent downwardly from the upper surface;
an opening formed at the upper surface of the camera module housing; and
a window member made of light transmission material and disposed in the opening,
wherein the window member includes a circular portion having a shape of a circle and a protrusion formed to extend outwardly
from the circular portion, and

wherein the opening includes a concave groove recessed from an inner circumferential surface of the upper surface of the camera
module housing forming the opening toward an external side of the camera module to have a shape corresponding to the protrusion
of the window member.

US Pat. No. 9,247,074

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PROCESSING A CHARGE FOR A TELECOMMUNICATION BASED ON BILLING GROUPS OF PARTIES TO THE TELECOMMUNICATION

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising:
computer code for receiving a telecommunication from a service subscriber to a recipient;
computer code for determining that the service subscriber and the recipient are both included in a plurality of billing groups;
and

computer code for processing a charge for the telecommunication using a pricing plan selected according to a predefined policy
when the service subscriber and the recipient are both included in the plurality of billing groups, where selecting the pricing
plan includes:

identifying a plurality of priorities each assigned to a unique billing group of the plurality of billing groups,
selecting the pricing plan associated with the billing group having a highest priority when compared to the plurality of priorities,
and

processing the charge for the telecommunication, utilizing the selected pricing plan.

US Pat. No. 9,246,104

FULLERENE DERIVATIVE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FULLERENE DERIVATIVE AND SOLAR CELL

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

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

wherein “FLN” represents a fullerene core selected from a group consisting of fullerene C60, fullerene C70, fullerene C76, fullerene C78, fullerene C82 and fullerene C84,

wherein R1 represents substituted or non-substituted C1-C24 alkyl group or substituted or non-substituted C7-C24 aralkyl group,

the aralkyl group being selected from a group consisting of a benzyl group, a 2-phenylethyl group, a 1-phenylethyl group and
a 3-phenylpropyl group,

when the alkyl group or the aralkyl group is substituted, the substituent group being selected from a group consisting of
a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C10 alkoxy group, a C6-C12 aryloxy group, a C1-C10 acyloxy group, a C1-C10 oxycarbonyl group, a C1-C10 acyl group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amide group, a nitrile group, a silyl group, a phosphine group and a halogen
atom;

wherein R2 and R3 independently represent a hydrogen atom or substituted or non-substituted C1-C24 hydrocarbon group but excluding a case where both of R2 and R3 are hydrogen atoms, and R2 and R3 may combine together to form a ring,

the C1-C24 hydrocarbon group being selected from a group consisting of an alkyl group, an aromatic group, and an aralkyl group,

the aromatic group being selected from a group consisting of a phenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an anthracenyl
group, a phenanthrenyl group, a fluorenyl group and a pyrenyl group,

the aralkyl group being selected from a group consisting of a benzyl group, a 2-phenylethyl group, a 1-phenylethyl group and
a 3-phenylpropyl group,

when the C1-C24 hydrocarbon group is substituted, the substituent group being selected from a group consisting of a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group, a C1-C10 alkoxy group, a C6-C12 aryloxy group, a C1-C10 acyloxy group, an aldehyde group, a C1-C10 oxycarbonyl group, a C1-C10 acyl group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amide group, a nitrile group, a silyl group, a phosphine group and a halogen
atom.

US Pat. No. 9,245,821

COOLING DEVICE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

9. A semiconductor module, comprising:
a water jacket for forming a cooling device, to which a coolant is adapted to be supplied from outside for cooling a semiconductor
element disposed outside the water jacket;

a heat dissipating device thermally connected to the semiconductor element;
a first flow channel device disposed inside the water jacket and extending from a coolant introducing port, the first flow
channel device including a guide device having an inclined surface for guiding the coolant toward one side surface of the
heat dissipating device;

a second flow channel device disposed inside the water jacket parallel to the first flow channel device at a distance therefrom
and extending toward a coolant discharge port, the second flow channel device being formed with a sidewall parallel to the
other side surface of the heat dissipating device;

a flow velocity adjusting device extending from a bottom surface of the heat dissipating device, disposed in the second flow
channel device and formed parallel to the other side surface of the heat dissipating device with a predetermined space between
the flow velocity adjusting device and the other side surface of the heat dissipating device; and

a third flow channel device formed at a position communicating the first flow channel device and the second flow channel device
inside the water jacket,

wherein the coolant introducing port and the coolant discharge port are formed in a same wall surface of the water jacket,
and the heat dissipating device is disposed in the third flow channel device.

US Pat. No. 9,244,442

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION METHOD, BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A MOTOR VEHICLE AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method of communication between a vehicle (10) and a mobile device (12), the communication between said vehicle and said mobile device being carried out according to near field (NFC) technology,
said method comprising the following steps:
installation of a first near field communication means (11) in the vehicle, and a second near field communication means (13) in the mobile device (12), wherein the first and second near field communication means (11, 13) communicate with each together by near field communications, the first near field communication device (11) being associated with a receptacle (14) mounted onto the vehicle (10),

installation of a vibration means (15) in the first near field communication device (11) associated with the receptacle (14) mounted onto the vehicle (10), said vibration means being adapted to emit a predetermined vibratory signal (Sv) when the mobile device (12) is placed in the receptacle (14),

establishing a direct contact between the mobile device (12) and vibration means (15),

installation of a means (17) for detecting and analyzing vibrations in the mobile device (12),

implementation of an authentication procedure between the first and second near field communication means (11, 13) of the vehicle and of the mobile device in which:

when the mobile device (12) is placed in the receptacle (14), the first near field communication means (11) of the vehicle emits a request signal (Sr) toward the second near field communication means (13) of the mobile device, the request signal (Sr) comprising a predetermined combination of vibratory signals (Sv) and of near
field communications signals (Snfc), and

the second near field communication means (13) of the mobile device (12) emits, in return, a response signal (Sa) to the vehicle only when the second near field communication means (13) has received the request signal according to a predetermined format.

US Pat. No. 9,247,646

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT BUILT-IN SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electronic component built-in substrate comprising:
an electronic component having a connection terminal;
a substrate having a core member with an opening in which the electronic component is disposed, a first auxiliary insulating
layer formed on a first surface of the core member; and a second auxiliary insulating layer formed on a second surface of
the core member, the second auxiliary insulating layer having a first via hole that reaches the connection terminal of the
electronic component;

a filling resin portion filling a gap between the electronic component and a side surface of the opening of the core member;
and

a first wiring layer formed on the second auxiliary insulating layer and connected to the connection terminal of the electronic
component through the first via hole,

wherein
the whole of the first surface and the whole of the second surface of the core member are in direct contact with the first
auxiliary insulating layer and the second auxiliary insulating layer, respectively,

the first auxiliary insulating layer and the filling resin portion are integrally formed of a same resin,
the first auxiliary insulating layer includes a plurality of resin layers, and
the first auxiliary insulating layer includes the filling resin portion as part of one of the plurality of resin layers of
the first auxiliary insulating layer that is in contact with the core member.

US Pat. No. 9,244,222

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An optical waveguide device, comprising:
a wiring substrate;
a connection pad formed in the wiring substrate;
an optical waveguide in which a first cladding layer, a core layer, and a second cladding layer are formed on the wiring substrate
in this order;

an opening portion formed in the second cladding layer in a region including the connection pad, the opening portion penetrating
from an upper face to a lower face of the second cladding layer;

a contact hole formed at least in the first cladding layer on the connection pad, and the contact hole being communicated
with the opening portion of the second cladding layer;

an optical element, including a connection terminal, connected to the connection pad through the contact hole; and
underfill resin filled in the opening portion of the second cladding layer and the contact hole, and the underfill resin sealing
a lower side of the optical element, wherein

a part of the opening portion of the second cladding layer protrudes outward from an outer edge of the optical element, and
is exposed from the optical element.

US Pat. No. 9,243,338

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING PLATINUM NANOPARTICLES INCORPORATED ON SILICA

King Abdulaziz City for S...

1. A method for synthesizing platinum nanoparticles incorporated on silica, the method comprising:
immobilizing dithiocarbamate functional group on a surface of the silica to form dithiocarbamate-silica;
treating the dithiocarbamate-silica with platinic acid to form Platinum (II) [Pt (II)] dithiocarbamate complex on the silica;
and

reducing the Pt (II) dithiocarbamate complex.
US Pat. No. 9,243,364

METHODS OF PRETREATING LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS WITH REDUCED FORMATION OF FERMENTATION INHIBITORS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of pretreating lignocellulosic biomass, the method comprising:
a) mixing the lignocellulosic biomass with either a sulfite solution having an initial pH of at least about 3 or a hydroxide
solution having an initial pH of at least about 9, as measured at room temperature, and maintaining the mixture at a temperature
in the range from about 150° C. to about 200° C. for a first treatment period; and

b) subsequently decreasing the pH of the intact mixture of step a) to a pH in the range from about 1 to less than 3 by introducing
a pH-reducing agent into the mixture and maintaining the mixture at a temperature in the range from about 150° C. to about
200° C. for a second treatment period to provide a treated product comprising pretreated biomass solids and a process liquor.

US Pat. No. 9,247,094

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING NON-SELECTABLE PRINTING PARAMETERS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An information processing device comprising:
an image processing unit configured to perform an image processing operation;
a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with a terminal device, the wireless communication being
established in response to the terminal device being brought within a communicable distance from the communication unit;

a display;
an input unit; and
a controller configured to:
after the wireless communication between the communication unit and the terminal device, extract one or more un-selectable
parameters that are not selectable on the terminal device, from all parameters available for setting the image processing
operation to be performed by the image processing unit;

control the display to display one or more parameters of all the parameters available for setting the image processing operation
to be performed by the image processing unit, the one or more parameters including at least one of the extracted one or more
un-selectable parameters; and

in response to receiving, via the input unit, a signal corresponding to a specific parameter of the one or more parameters
displayed on the display, control the image processing unit to perform the image processing operation based on the specific
parameter corresponding to the signal received via the input unit.

US Pat. No. 9,242,861

AMORPHOUS CARBON-BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBE HYBRIDS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for joining boron nitride nanotubes, comprising: providing a plurality of BNNTs; precisely aligning the BNNTs
to form a contact area and depositing amorphous carbon on the surface of the BNNTs at the contact area to form bonded hybrid
a-C/BNNT structures in which load is transferred between the BNNTs by amorphous carbon disposed between the BNNTs.

US Pat. No. 9,247,439

HIGH DATA THROUGHPUT WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK RECEIVER

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method for receiving a frame in a high data throughput wireless local area network, the method comprises:
operating a baseband processing device of an 802.11 compliant transceiver to:
prior to receiving the frame, configuring a receiver filter mask according to a first channel width of a plurality of channel
widths to produce a first configured receiver filter mask;

receiving a first preamble segment of the frame via a channel, wherein the first preamble segment includes a first training
sequence, a second training sequence, and a high throughput indication;

performing a first validation test on the first training sequence and a second validation test on the second training sequence;
when the first validation test and the second validation test are successful, interpreting the high throughput indication;
when the high throughput indication indicates a high data throughput, interpreting a channel format field of the frame to
determine a high data throughput channel configuration, wherein the high data throughput channel configuration comprises at
least one of:

a second channel width of the plurality of channel widths, wherein the second channel width has 2M subcarriers received via a single antenna and is greater in width than the first channel width;

a third channel width of the plurality of channel widths, wherein the third channel has 2K subcarriers received via the single antenna and is less in width than the first channel width;

the first channel width having 2N subcarriers received via multiple antennas;

the second channel width having 2M subcarriers received via the multiple antennas; or

the third channel width having 2K subcarriers received via the multiple antennas;

reconfiguring the receiver filter mask according to the high data throughput channel configuration; and
receiving a data segment of the frame in accordance with the reconfigured receiver filter mask.

US Pat. No. 9,246,102

ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR POLYMER, COMPOSITION FOR ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL, AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An organic semiconductor polymer comprising a structural unit represented by the following Formula (I-1):

wherein Z1 and Z2 each independently represent S, O, Se or Te; X1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an aromatic heterocyclic group or —NR3(R4); R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or an aromatic heterocyclic
group; R3 and R4 may bond with each other to form a ring; and p represents 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,244,676

VIRTUAL MACHINE BASED CONTROLLER AND UPGRADE MECHANISM

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of installing a software patch in a system, comprising:
operating a first controller virtual machine on a network server;
determining whether a new software patch for the first controller virtual machine is available;
responsive to determining that the new software patch for the first controller virtual machine is available, replicating the
first controller virtual machine with the new software patch into a replica controller virtual machine in the system;

enabling the replica controller virtual machine;
synchronizing the first controller virtual machine with the replica controller virtual machine;
copying memory and system state data from the first controller virtual machine to the replica controller virtual machine;
responsive to copying memory and system state, copying a bitmap of on-going transactions from the first controller virtual
machine to the replica controller virtual machine; and

operating the replica controller virtual machine without suspending the first controller virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,241,761

ABLATION PROBE WITH ULTRASONIC IMAGING CAPABILITY

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

18. An ablation and ultrasound imaging system, comprising:
a probe configured for delivering ablation energy to body tissue, the probe comprising:
an ablation electrode tip;
a plurality of acoustic openings disposed through the ablation electrode tip;
a distal tip insert disposed within an interior lumen of the ablation electrode tip, the distal tip insert including a plurality
of fluid channels; and

a plurality of ultrasonic imaging sensors coupled to the distal tip insert, the ultrasonic imaging sensors configured to transmit
ultrasonic waves through the acoustic openings, wherein the distal tip insert includes a plurality of recesses each configured
for receiving one of the plurality of ultrasonic imaging sensors;

an ablation therapy module comprising an ablation source configured to generate and supply an electrical signal to the ablation
electrode tip; and

an ultrasound imaging module comprising an image processor configured to process ultrasonic imaging signals received from
the ultrasonic imaging sensors to generate an ultrasonic image.

US Pat. No. 9,245,666

THERMOFORMABLE POLYMER THICK FILM SILVER CONDUCTOR AND ITS USE IN CAPACITIVE SWITCH CIRCUITS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A capacitive switch circuit comprising a dried encapsulant layer covering a dried polymer thick film conductive composition,
said polymer thick film conductive composition comprising:
(a) 30-70 wt % silver;
(b) 10-40 wt % first organic medium comprising 10-50 wt % thermoplastic urethane resin dissolved in a first organic solvent,
wherein the weight percent of the thermoplastic urethane resin is based on the total weight of the first organic medium; and

(c) 10-40 wt % second organic medium comprising 10-50 wt % thermoplastic polyhydroxyether resin dissolved in a second organic
solvent wherein the weight percent of the thermoplastic polyhydroxyether resin is based on the total weight of the second
organic medium;
wherein the weight percent of said silver, said first organic medium and said second organic medium are based on the total
weight of said polymer thick film conductive composition and wherein said polymer thick film conductive composition is dried
before said encapsulant layer comprising the same polymers but in different ratios than present in said polymer thick film
conductive composition is deposited and dried.
US Pat. No. 9,243,106

METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYCARBONATE RESIN

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for continuously producing a high molecular weight polycarbonate resin, comprising:
a step (A) for producing an aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer by a polycondensation reaction between an aromatic dihydroxy
compound and a diester carbonate,

a step (B) for adding an aliphatic diol compound having an aliphatic group that bonds to a terminal hydroxyl group to the
aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer obtained in step (A) to obtain a prepolymer mixture, and

a step (C) for subjecting the prepolymer mixture obtained in step (B) to a linking and highly polymerizing reaction under
a reduced pressure condition; wherein,

in step (B), the aliphatic diol compound is added to the aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer obtained in step (A) at a pressure
exceeding 200 torr to obtain the prepolymer mixture, and then, the prepolymer mixture is subjected to a linking and highly
polymerizing reaction under a reduced pressure condition in step (C) before the terminal hydroxyl group concentration of the
aromatic polycarbonate prepolymer in the prepolymer mixture reaches 2000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,247,654

CARRIER SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A carrier substrate, comprising:
a dielectric layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other and a plurality of blind vias;
a first circuit layer embedded in the first surface of the dielectric layer and having an upper surface and a lower surface
opposite to each other, the upper surface exposed from the first surface of the dielectric layer, wherein the blind vias extend
from the second surface to the first circuit layer and expose a portion of the lower surface of the first circuit layer;

an insulation layer having a third surface and a fourth surface opposite to each other and disposed on the first surface of
the dielectric layer through the fourth surface and covers a portion of the upper surface of the first circuit layer, the
insulation layer having a plurality of first openings extending from the third surface to the fourth surface, wherein the
first openings expose another portion of the upper surface of the first circuit layer, an aperture of each first opening is
increased gradually from the third surface to the fourth surface, and the apertures of the first openings on the fourth surface
are greater than a width of the exposed first circuit layer;

a plurality of conductive blocks respectively disposed in the first openings of the insulation layer and connected with another
portion of the upper surface of the first circuit layer exposed by the first openings; and

a first conductive structure disposed on the second surface of the dielectric layer and comprising a plurality of conductive
vias filling the blind vias and a second circuit layer disposed on a portion of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,246,770

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PRIMARY CONTROLLER IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
initializing a database associated with a computer storage system server;
selecting, using one or more processors, a primary controller computer from a plurality of server computers, each of the plurality
of server computers having a controller sequence number and a timing sequence number associated therewith, the controller
sequence number indicative of which server computer from the plurality of server computers is to be used as the primary controller
computer, and the timing sequence number indicative of which server computers from the plurality of server computers received
notification of the database's initialization;

when the primary controller computer is selected, increasing, using the one or more processors, the controller sequence number
by a given value; and

sending, using the one or more processors, the increased controller sequence number to the selected primary controller computer
and not to other ones of the plurality of server computers.

US Pat. No. 9,246,379

CURRENT LIMIT PROTECTION CIRCUITS FOR USE WITH DEPLETION MOSFET

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A circuit comprising:
a depletion mode transistor coupled to a power supply; and
a voltage clamp component including a diode and a switch coupled in series, between gate terminal of the depletion mode transistor
and a capacitor, the voltage clamp component configured to restrict a gate voltage of the depletion mode transistor to the
capacitor voltage during a first stage, and restrict the gate voltage to a source terminal voltage of the depletion mode transistor
during a second stage when the capacitor is charged to a predetermined voltage level.

US Pat. No. 9,244,154

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING DEVICE UNDER TEST

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A positioning system, comprising:
a DUT (Device Under Test), comprising a first wireless communication module; and
a mobile device, comprising a second wireless communication module, a sensor, and a processor,
wherein a wireless connection is established between the second wireless communication module and the first wireless communication
module, and

wherein the mobile device is moved along a path comprising at least three different measurement positions, the sensor detects
a relative relationship between the measurement positions, the mobile device measures a distance between the DUT and each
of the measurement positions, and the processor calculates a target position at which the DUT is located according to the
measurement positions and the distances;

wherein the mobile device is a notebook computer;
wherein the notebook computer comprises an upper cover and a lower cover, and the second wireless communication module is
disposed in the upper cover;

wherein while the notebook computer is being opened, the distances are measured.

US Pat. No. 9,242,639

HYBRID VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A hybrid vehicle comprising:
an internal combustion engine serving as a drive source of the hybrid vehicle;
an electric motor serving as a drive source of the hybrid vehicle;
a fuel vapor gas purge system configured to carry out purging of fuel vapor gas for introducing fuel vapor produced inside
a fuel tank into an intake passage of the internal combustion engine, the fuel tank storing fuel supplied to the internal
combustion engine;

a drive control unit configured to carry out intermittent operation for stopping operation of the engine when a predetermined
operation stop condition is satisfied and starting the operation of the engine when a predetermined start condition is satisfied,
the drive control unit being configured to cause the hybrid vehicle to travel by applying torque based on an accelerator operation
amount to a drive shaft through control over torque generated by the engine and torque generated by the electric motor; and

a purge control unit configured to carry out the purging of fuel vapor gas when a temperature of the engine is higher than
or equal to a permissible temperature and a variation per unit time in a load of the engine is smaller than a first threshold,
the purge control unit being configured to set the permissible temperature to a value lower when a specific driving operation
state has been detected than when the specific driving operation state has not been detected, the specific driving operation
state including a state where the number of times the accelerator operation amount has changed from zero to non-zero per unit
time or the number of times the accelerator operation amount has changed from non-zero to zero per unit time is larger than
or equal to a predetermined second threshold,

the purge control unit is configured to gradually increase a purge rate from a time point at which the temperature of the
engine becomes higher than or equal to the permissible temperature, the purge rate being the ratio of a flow rate of fuel
vapor gas introduced into the intake passage with respect to an intake air flow rate of the engine, and the purge control
unit is configured to reduce a rate of increase in the purge rate when the specific driving operation state has been detected
as compared with when the specific driving operation state has not been detected.

US Pat. No. 9,242,198

VENTILATION MEMBER

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A ventilation member attachable to an opening of a housing, the ventilation member comprising:
a support having a through hole serving as an air passage between an interior space and an exterior space of the housing when
the support is attached to the opening;

a filter member disposed on the support to cover an aperture of the through hole that opens into the interior space; and
an air-permeable membrane disposed on the support to cover an aperture of the through hole that opens into the exterior space,
wherein
the through hole comprises:
a first air passage extending in a predetermined direction from one end of the first air passage to the other end of the first
air passage, the one end forming the aperture that opens into the interior space;

a second air passage having one end connected to a side of the first air passage and the other end forming the aperture that
opens into the exterior space; and

a dead end passage extending in the predetermined direction from the other end of the first air passage.

US Pat. No. 9,246,802

MANAGEMENT OF ROUTING TABLES SHARED BY LOGICAL SWITCH PARTITIONS IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK SWITCH

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A computer-implemented method for routing table management in a distributed network switch having a plurality of switch
modules, wherein each switch module comprises: a plurality of bridge elements and a routing table, wherein the routing table
in each switch module is shared among the plurality of bridge elements in the respective switch module, wherein the plurality
of switch modules are logically partitioned into a plurality of logical networks, the method comprising:
receiving, by a first switch module, a first frame having a source address and a destination address, wherein the first frame
is associated with a first logical network of the plurality of logical networks;

upon determining that the routing table of the first switch module does not include a routing entry for the source address,
modifying the routing table in the first switch module to include a first routing entry having routing information determined
for the source address and the first logical network;

updating a count of routing entries in the routing table that are associated with the first logical network; and
upon determining that the count of routing entries associated with the first logical network exceeds a first threshold value
associated with the first logical network, modifying the routing table to invalidate a second routing entry in the routing
table based on the second routing entry being associated with the first logical network,

wherein the modifying comprises: determining that the second routing entry is a non-static routing entry; determining that
the second routing entry is not replicated from other portions of the routing table; and determining that the first switch
module is an owner of the second routing entry, wherein the owner of a routing entry for a network address is characterized
as a switch module having a forwarding database that learned the network address.

US Pat. No. 9,246,226

ANTENNA HORN WITH UNIBODY CONSTRUCTION

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a feed horn having a mouth aperture at a first end, a waveguide interconnect at a second end, and an integrated polarizer
assembly housing between the first end and second end, the integrated polarizer assembly housing having an interior surface
disposed about a central axis defining a longitudinal interior region; and

a polarizer assembly in contact with at least a portion of the interior surface and contained substantially within the longitudinal
interior region, the polarizer assembly comprising a waveguide channel and a polarizing septum positioned within the waveguide
channel.

US Pat. No. 9,244,305

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:
a backlight unit comprising an exciting light source and a quantum dot fluorescent material, wherein an emission spectrum
of the backlight unit at a wavelength from 400 nm to 500 nm has a relative maximum peak BL1, an emission spectrum of the backlight
unit at a wavelength from 500 nm to 580 nm has a relative maximum peak BL2, and an emission spectrum of the backlight unit
at a wavelength from 580 nm to 780 nm has a relative maximum brightness peak BL3, wherein BL2/BL1>0.65, and BL2/BL3>1; and

a liquid crystal panel disposed above the backlight unit, the liquid crystal panel having a plurality of red pixel regions,
a plurality of green pixel regions and a plurality of blue pixel regions, wherein a cell gap in the red pixel regions of the
liquid crystal panel is bigger than a cell gap in the green pixel regions of the liquid crystal panel, and the cell gap in
the red pixel regions of the liquid crystal panel is bigger than a cell gap in the blue pixel regions of the liquid crystal
panel.

US Pat. No. 9,244,120

SIMULATION OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD IMPEDANCE VARIATIONS AND CROSSTALK EFFECTS

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A method comprising:
applying a magnetic field to a conductive pathway on a microelectronic package;
controlling a magnitude of the magnetic field at the conductive pathway for altering an impedance of the conductive pathway
to be within a predetermined impedance range; and

testing the microelectronic package while the impedance of the conductive pathway is altered to simulate impedance variations
of the conductive pathway within the predetermined impedance range.

US Pat. No. 9,246,030

CONDUCTIVE SILVER PASTE FOR A METAL-WRAP-THROUGH SILICON SOLAR CELL

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A conductive silver paste comprising:
(a) 85-95 wt % silver;
(b) 0.2-5.5 wt % vanadium-phosphorus-oxide consisting of 80-94 wt % and 6-20 wt % P2O5, wherein the wt % of the V2O5 and P2O5 are based on the total weight of said vanadium-phosphorus-oxide; and

(c) 5-20 wt % organic vehicle, wherein said silver and said vanadium-phosphorus-oxide are dispersed in said organic vehicle
and wherein the wt % of the silver, the vanadium-phosphorus-oxide and the organic vehicle are based on the total weight of
the conductive silver paste.

US Pat. No. 9,246,646

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING PILOT ON MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method implemented in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for transmitting pilot symbols on multiple antennas, the
method comprising:
transmitting an uplink primary dedicated physical control channel (DPCCH) and at least one uplink secondary DPCCH (S-DPCCH)
via the multiple antennas using different channelization codes, wherein the S-DPCCH carries pilot symbols that are the same
as pilot symbols of at least length eight of the primary DPCCH;

transmitting an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) dedicated physical data channel (E-DPDCH), wherein a normalized remaining
power margin (NRPM) for an E-DCH transport format combination (E-TFC) selection is performed by taking a primary DPCCH transmit
power, an S-DPCCH transmit power, a dedicated physical data channel (DPDCH) transmit power, a high speed dedicated physical
control channel (HS-DPCCH) transmit power and an E-DCH dedicated physical control channel (E-DPCCH) transmit power into account;

wherein power scaling is applied equally to the primary DPCCH and the S-DPCCH on a condition that a required transmit power
exceeds a maximum allowed transmit power of the WTRU such that a power ratio between the primary DPCCH and the S-DPCCH remains
the same after the power scaling; and

wherein, when discontinuous transmission (DTX) is active, the WTRU does not transmit the S-DPCCH in a slot where the WTRU
does not transmit the primary DPCCH.

US Pat. No. 9,245,448

DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:
a forward facing camera having a field of view that encompasses the road ahead of the equipped vehicle;
said forward facing camera comprising a CMOS imaging sensor;
a control disposed at or in the equipped vehicle and comprising an image processor;
wherein image data captured by said forward facing camera is processed by said image processor;
wherein said image processor processes data at a processing speed of at least about 5 MIPS;
wherein said control, responsive to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward facing camera,
determines a surface condition of the road being traveled by the equipped vehicle;

wherein said control, responsive to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward facing camera,
detects at least one of solid lines, dashed lines and double lines on the road being traveled by the equipped vehicle;

wherein, at least in part responsive to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward facing camera,
said control is operable to determine a potential inappropriate lane change maneuver of the equipped vehicle;

wherein, at least in part responsive to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward facing camera,
said control is operable to determine a potential impact with another vehicle;

wherein said control receives vehicle data relating to the equipped vehicle via a vehicle bus of the equipped vehicle, said
vehicle data including vehicle speed and vehicle steering angle;

wherein said image processor processes image data captured by said forward facing camera to detect a traffic control device
present within the field of view of said forward facing camera;

wherein, responsive at least in part to processing of captured image data by said image processor, said control determines
a traffic control status of the detected traffic control device; and

wherein, responsive at least in part to processing of captured image data by said image processor to determine the surface
condition of the road being traveled by the equipped vehicle, said control determines when the determined traffic control
status of the detected traffic control device requires at least one of (i) a reduction of speed of the equipped vehicle and
(ii) that the equipped vehicle come to a stop.

US Pat. No. 9,244,164

METHOD FOR UNAMBIGUOUSLY DETERMINING A RANGE AND/OR A RELATIVE SPEED OF AN OBJECT, DRIVER ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for unambiguous determination of a range to and of a relative velocity of an object with respect to a motor vehicle
using a frequency-modulation continuous-wave radar in the motor vehicle, the method comprising:
transmitting predetermined sequences of frequency-modulated signal pulses by the frequency-modulation continuous-wave radar
in a measurement cycle;

determining an unambiguity area (RUn) for the range and an unambiguity area (VUn) for the relative velocity, based on the predetermined sequences;

defining mutually different unambiguity areas (RUn) for the range and mutually different unambiguity areas (VUn) for the relative velocity for at least two successive measurement cycles;

determining the range and the relative velocity on the basis of, in each case, at least one measured value for the range or
for the relative velocity from each of the at least two successive measurement cycles;

defining a tolerance band around every measured value for the range from a first measurement cycle of the at least two successive
measurement cycles;

determining whether the measured value for the range from a successive measurement cycle of the at least two successive measurement
cycles is within the tolerance band;

indicating an object located at the measured value for the range from the successive measurement cycle of the at least two
successive measurement cycles if the measured value for the range from the successive measurement cycle of the at least two
successive measurement cycles is determined to be within the tolerance band; and

filtering out the measured value for the range from the successive measurement cycle of the at least two successive measurement
cycles if the measured value for the range from the successive measurement cycle of the at least two successive measurement
cycles is determined to be outside of the tolerance band,

wherein the definition of different unambiguity areas (RUn) for the range comprises mutually different frequency shifts (fShift) being set for respective sequences of frequency-modulated signal pulses,

wherein the definition of different unambiguity areas (VUn) for the relative velocity comprises mutually different pulse repetition frequencies (PRF) being set for the respective sequences
of frequency-modulated signal pulses,

wherein mutually different pulse repetition frequencies (PRF) are set by variation of a time duration (TPause) of a pause between each frequency-modulated signal pulse of each of the predetermined sequences, and

wherein the mutually different frequency shifts (fShift) and the mutually different pulse repetition frequencies (PRF) are selected during operation of the frequency-modulation
continuous-wave radar.

US Pat. No. 9,242,947

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SULFUR-CONTAINING EPOXY COMPOUND

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing a sulfur-containing epoxy compound, which comprises dripping a sulfur-containing halohydrin compound
into a mixed solvent containing an organic solvent and an aqueous solution of a basic compound; and reacting said sulfur-containing
halohydrin compound with said mixed solvent,
(A) wherein the sulfur-containing halohydrin compound is a compound represented by formula (1) below, and wherein the sulfur-containing
epoxy compound is a sulfur-containing epoxy compound represented by formula (2) below:


wherein m represents an integer from 0 to 4, n represents an integer from 0 to 2 with the proviso that when m is 0, n is not
2;


wherein m represents an integer from 0 to 4, n represents an integer from 0 to 2 with the proviso that when m is 0, n is not
2; or

(B) wherein the sulfur-containing halohydrin compound is a compound represented by formula (3) below, and wherein the sulfur-containing
epoxy compound is a sulfur-containing epoxy compound represented by formula (6) below:


wherein p and q each independently represent an integer from 0 to 4;

wherein p and q each independently represent an integer from 0 to 4; or
(C) wherein the sulfur-containing halohydrin compound is a compound represented by formula (4) below, and wherein the sulfur-containing
epoxy compound is a sulfur-containing epoxy compound represented by formula (7) below:


wherein p and q each independently represent an integer from 0 to 4;

wherein p and q each independently represent an integer from 0 to 4; or
(D) wherein the sulfur-containing halohydrin compound is a compound represented by formula (5) below, and wherein the sulfur-containing
epoxy compound is a sulfur-containing epoxy compound represented by formula (8) below:


wherein p and q each independently represent an integer from 0 to 4;

wherein p and q each independently represent an integer from 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 9,247,179

REVERSE VIDEO PLAYBACK IN A DATA PROCESSING DEVICE

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method comprising:
initiating, through an interface of a data processing device, reverse playback of a video file stored in a memory of the data
processing device;

causing, through at least one of a set of instructions associated with a processor of the data processing device communicatively
coupled to the memory and an operating system executing on the data processing device, the processor to read frames corresponding
to the video file in a reverse chronological order within a desired timeframe following the initiation of the reverse playback,
wherein a timestamp is associated with each one of the frames;

decoding, through the processor, each frame corresponding to the reverse chronological order for rendering thereof on the
data processing device; and

determining a frame rate for the rendering based to maintain a time interval between the timestamps associated with the decoded
frames equal to the time interval between the timestamps associated with the frames during a forward playback of the video
file.

US Pat. No. 9,246,911

AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING AUTHENTICATION PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON

KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS T...

1. An authentication apparatus comprising:
an input device including at least a body input device for accepting an input of an authentication code from a body side of
the authentication apparatus;

a memory for storing authentication information indicating a successful authentication;
a controller for executing a user authentication process with at least one of an external authentication server connected
via a network and the authentication apparatus to determine whether a user authenticated state should be set, wherein said
controller detects whether the authentication code was input from said body input device within a prescribed period of time
after a most recent designation of a termination of said user authenticated state, and wherein

if it is detected that the authentication code was input from said body input device within the prescribed period, the controller
executes the user authentication process with the authentication apparatus by comparing the input authentication code with
the authentication information stored in said memory of said authentication apparatus and, if the input authentication code
matches the authentication information stored in the memory of the authentication apparatus, permitting the user to log in,
and

if it is detected that the authentication code was not input from said body input device during said prescribed period of
time, said controller compares the authentication code with information stored in the external authentication server and executes
the user authentication process with said external authentication server based on a result of said comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,245,498

DISPLAY SYSTEM HAVING A SEMITRANSPARENT DISPLAY DEVICE DISPLAYING SYMBOLS WITH A CONTRASTED OUTLINE

Thales, Neuilly sur Sein...

1. A display system comprising:
an electronic computer that generates and processes at least one graphic symbol; and
an associated semitransparent display device that displays the at least one graphic symbol,
wherein the display device has two overlaid semitransparent flat display screens, a first display screen of the two overlaid
semitransparent flat display screens being passive and operating by modulation of an external light, and a second display
screen of the two overlaid semitransparent flat display screens being active and operating by emission of light,

wherein the at least one graphic symbol that is displayed on the display device comprises a first representation and a second
representation, the first representation being displayed on the first display screen with a low transmission rate for the
light and with a predetermined first size, the second representation being displayed on the second display screen in a same
place as the first representation with a predetermined luminance and with a predetermined second size that is smaller than
the first size so that the second representation is overlaid on the first representation and the at least one graphic symbol
that is displayed on the display device appears bright with a dark border, the dark border coming from the first representation
of the at least one graphic symbol and surrounding a shape of the second representation of the at least one graphic symbol.

US Pat. No. 9,245,200

METHOD FOR DETECTING A STRAIGHT LINE IN A DIGITAL IMAGE

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an edge-detector circuit configured to identify an edge within an image that includes a boundary, the edge including a plurality
of pixels; and

a straight-line-detector circuit configured to identify,
a first straight line that intersects a first pixel of the identified edge with a first identifier that indicates at least
two points at which the first straight line intersects the boundary,

a second straight line that intersects a second pixel of the identified edge with a second identifier that indicates at least
two points at which the second straight line intersects the boundary,

an edge straight line representing the identified edge based on the first and second identifiers,
wherein the straight-line detector circuit is further configured to,
quantize a two-dimensional parameter space, defined by determined first and second identifiers, according to a predetermined
quantization map, including dividing the boundary into a plurality of segments and assigning a unique index to each segment
of the plurality of segments,

generate an accumulation space by accumulating the determined first and second identifiers in the quantized two-dimensional
parameter space, and

detect the straight line based on a distribution of the determined first and second identifiers in the accumulation space;
determine the unique indices of those segments of the plurality of segments, which comprise an intersection, to thereby detect
the at least two points of intersection for each straight line, and

select two unique indices out of the determined unique indices for each of the straight lines to determine the first and second
identifiers.

US Pat. No. 9,246,698

APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR FACILITATING A RADIO RESOURCE MEASUREMENT IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus comprising processing circuitry configured to execute stored algorithms, the execution of which causes the
apparatus to:
generate a measurement request message, said measurement request message comprises a measurement type field which identifies
a selected type of measurement and a duration length field which identifies a measurement period duration;

determine whether the measurement period duration is mandatory or non-mandatory;
determine that a length of a measurement period is equal to a length of the measurement period duration specified in the duration
length field in an instance in which a determination reveals that the measurement period duration is mandatory; and

determine that the length of the measurement period is selectably less than the length of the measurement period duration
in an instance in which a determination reveals that the measurement period is non-mandatory.

US Pat. No. 9,244,416

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING DEPOSITED TONER AMOUNT COMMONLY FOR THICKNESS AND AREA DETERMINING REGIONS

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An apparatus for measuring a deposited toner amount of a toner patch formed on a toner carrier, comprising:
an optical sensor having a first light emitting portion and a first light receiving portion; and
a control unit adapted to drive said first light emitting portion to receive a first sense voltage from said first light receiving
portion,

wherein a first intersection between a light outgoing and incoming plane including an optical axis of said first light emitting
portion and said first light receiving portion and a surface of said toner carrier is perpendicular to a direction of propagation
of said toner carrier,

wherein said light outgoing and incoming plane is inclined at a first mounting angle toward the direction of propagation of
said toner carrier with respect to a plane including said first intersection perpendicular to said toner carrier,

wherein said control unit calculates said deposited toner amount in accordance with a first one of a first peak value and
a first bottom value of said first sense voltage in a thickness determining region where said deposited toner amount is expected
to be not smaller than a predetermined amount, and calculates said deposited toner amount in accordance with a second one
of said first peak value and a first bottom value of said first sense voltage in an area determining region where said deposited
toner amount is expected to be smaller than said predetermined amount.

US Pat. No. 9,243,671

FIXED TYPE CONSTANT VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A fixed type constant velocity universal joint comprising:
an outer joint member having an inner surface in which a plurality of track grooves are formed;
an inner joint member having an outer circumferential surface in which a plurality of track grooves are formed;
a plurality of balls for transmitting torque provided between the track grooves of the outer joint member and the track grooves
of the inner joint member;

a cage for retaining the balls; and
a grease enclosed in the fixed type constant velocity universal joint for preventing abnormal noises from occurring at low
temperatures,

wherein the grease includes a thickener and a lubricant component which is constituted by base oil,
wherein the grease contains 90% by mass or more of paraffinic mineral oil with respect to the total mass of the lubricant
component of the grease,

wherein the grease contains 3 to 8% by mass of the thickener with respect to the total mass of the components of the grease,
wherein the fixed type constant velocity universal joint is coupled to driving wheels of a front wheel drive shaft, and
wherein the grease is enclosed in the fixed type constant velocity universal joint for preventing abnormal noises from occurring
at low temperatures of ?20° C. or lower.

US Pat. No. 9,243,577

SENSOR FOR DETECTING THE MASS FLOW RATE AND THE TEMPERATURE OF A FLUID FLOW

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A sensor (1) for detecting the mass flow rate and the temperature of a fluid flow, comprising:
a power supply;
a mass flow rate sensor (2) having a mass flow rate sensor element (5) configured to generate analog measured values;

a temperature sensor (3) having a temperature sensor element (6) configured to generate an analog measured value;

an interface (13) for the power supply; and

at least one analog/digital converter (7) configured to convert the analog measured values of the mass flow rate sensor element (5) and/or the analog measured value of the temperature sensor element (6) into digital output signals and provide the digital output signals at a single digital interface (12).

US Pat. No. 9,242,937

PHARMACEUTICALLY ACTIVE DISUBSTITUTED PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES

Bayer Intellectual Proper...

1. Compounds having the general formula (III)

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

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

R3 is selected from —H, —NO2, —NH2, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)3, —O—CH3, —O—C2H5, —O—C3H7, —O—CH(CH3)2, —O—C4H9, —O—CH2—CH(CH3)2, —O—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —O—C(CH3)3, —CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —O—CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —O—CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —O—CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —SO2R22, —CONR23R24, —NR25COR22, —O—CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —NR25SO2NR23R24, —NR25SO2R22, —NR25CONR23R24, —SO2NR23R24, —SO(NR26)R22, —NR23R24;

R13—R21 and R29—R32 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —C4H9, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I;

R26 is —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)3, —C5H11, —CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —C(CH3)2—C2H5, —CH2—C(CH3)3, —CH(C2H5)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)2, —C6H13, —C3H6—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH(CH3)—CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —CH2—C(CH3)2—C2H5, —C(CH3)2—C3H7, —C(CH3)2—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—C(CH3)3, —CH(CH3)—C(CH3)3, —CR13R14R21, —COR28, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R18—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21, —COOR28, —R27;

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

R27, R27? and R27? are independently selected from

these C3-C10-cycloalkyl groups may further be substituted by one, two, three, four, five or more substituents selected from the group
consisting of —F, —Cl, —Br and —I;
R23, R24, R77 and R78 are independently of each other selected from —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —CR13R14R21, —C3H7, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—O—R33, —CR13R14—CR15R16—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—O—R33, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—NR33R34, -Ph, —CH2PH, phenyl group which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group consisting
of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —Cl, —Br and —I;

—CH2Ph the phenyl group of which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group
consisting of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —Cl, —Br and —I; or

both residues R23 and R24 together form with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached a azetidine, pyrrolidine, piperidine, piperazine, azepane,
or morpholine ring;

R33 and R34 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —C4H9, —CH2Ph, —COOC(CH3)3, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —COOCH2CH2CH3, —COOCH(CH3)2, —COOCH2Ph, —COCH3;

and R25 is selected from —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5 or —C(CH3)3;

R4 is selected from —H, —NO2, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CR35R36R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45R37, —O—CR35R36R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45—CR46R47R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45—CR46R47R37, —OCH2Ph, —R27?, —O—R27?;

R35—R47 and R62—R74 represent independently of each other —H, —CR48R49R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52—CR53R54R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52—CR53R54—CR55R56R50, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I;

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

R4 together with R22 or R23 or R24 or R25 may form a group —CH2CH2— or —CH2CH2CH2— if R4 is attached ortho to -L-R3;

R2 is


R57 is selected from —H, —OH, —NO2, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —NR60R61, -D-R64, -D-NR60R61, —O-D-R64, —CHO, —CH2OH, —CO—R60, —CH2OR60;

D, D? and D? represent independently of each other —CR62R63—, —CR62R63—CR65R66—, —CR62R63—CR65R66—CR67R68—, —CR62R63—CR65R66—CR67R68—CR69R70—;

R60, R61, R75 and R76 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)3, -(cyclo-C3H5);

x is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
B is —OCH3, —OC2H5, —OC3H7, —O-cyclo-C3H5, —OCH(CH3)2, —OC(CH3)3, —OC4H9;


and enantiomers, stereoisomeric forms, mixtures of enantiomers, diastereomers, mixtures of diastereomers, acid salt forms,
tautomers, and racemates of the above mentioned compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,243,212

DETERGENT FORMULATION FOR TEXTILES, COMPRISING RHAMNOLIPIDS WITH A PREDOMINANT CONTENT OF DI-RHAMNOLIPIDS

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A detergent formulation for textiles, comprising a mono- and di-rhamnolipid mixture composition, wherein a weight ratio
of said di-rhamnolipids to said mono-rhamnolipids is greater than 97:3.

US Pat. No. 9,247,032

METHOD FOR OFFLOADING PACKET SEGMENTATIONS AND DEVICE USING THE SAME

Mediatek Inc., Hsinchu (...

1. A method for offloading packet segmentations, the method comprising:
retrieving a packet segmentation offloading parameter in a packet; and
segmenting the packet into a plurality of sub-packets by taking consideration the packet segmentation offloading parameter,
wherein the packet segmentation offloading parameter is recited in a checksum field of the packet.

US Pat. No. 9,246,343

CHARGING APPARATUS, CHARGING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONNECTING CHARGING TERMINAL

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A charging apparatus for charging a portable apparatus, the charging apparatus comprising:
a housing;
a first movable member configured such that at least a part of the first movable member protrudes to an outside of the housing
through a first opening portion provided in the housing, and configured to be pressed down by mounting the portable apparatus
on the housing;

a charging terminal; and
a second movable member connected to the charging terminal, and configured to accommodate the charging terminal in the housing
in a reference state where the first movable member is not pressed down, and when the first movable member has been pressed
down, cause the charging terminal to protrude to the outside of the housing through a second opening portion provided in the
housing, so as to enter a terminal contact state where the charging terminal can come into contact with a charge-receiving
terminal of the portable apparatus,

the first movable member and the second movable member being configured such that an amount of movement of the charging terminal
during a period from the reference state to a predetermined intermediate state is smaller than the amount of movement during
the same period in a case where the charging terminal moves from the reference state to the terminal contact state by an amount
proportional to an amount of pressing down the first movable member.

US Pat. No. 9,246,676

SECURE ACCESS FOR ENCRYPTED DATA

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
providing, at a client system, an encrypted private key, wherein the encrypted private key, when processed by a decryption
operating using a locker key, produces a recovered private key, and wherein the encrypted private key is stored as a value
in a name-value pair in a web browser on the client system;

receiving encrypted data from a remote system operating within a cloud computing environment and configured to store the encrypted
data on a storage device within the cloud computing environment;

determining that the received encrypted data can be decrypted using the recovered private key produced by processing the encrypted
private key;

executing a program contained within a received web page to perform an operation for decrypting the encrypted data, comprising:
transmitting a request to the remote system for the locker key corresponding to the encrypted private key;
receiving, from the remote system, the requested locker key;
performing a decryption operation on the encrypted private key using the received locker key to produce the recovered private
key; and

decrypting the encrypted data, using the recovered private key.

US Pat. No. 9,246,326

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ONLINE FERRORESONANCE DETECTION

ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD., ...

1. A method for detection of online ferroresonance and determination of a mode of the ferroresonance in a high voltage electrical
distribution network, which comprises:
overflux detection, which acts as a start element, overflux being set if the flux is greater than a threshold for a specified
time duration,

mode verification, which is to recognize the modes of the ferroresonance, wherein many frequency components are calculated
when an overflux is detected, then many latest values of the frequency components are stored, a stable state or an unstable
state being determined first by comparing the sum of the standard deviation of each frequency component and the sum of the
expectations of each frequency component, wherein, if the state is unstable and lasts for a specified time duration, the chaotic
mode is verified, and wherein if the state is stable, a fuzzy logic is applied to discriminate the ferroresonance modes.

US Pat. No. 9,245,851

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device in which an alignment marker is disposed on a semiconductor substrate, wherein the alignment marker
includes:
a wiring layer that is disposed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
an interlayer insulating film that is disposed on the surface of the semiconductor substrate so as to cover the wiring layer;
a plurality of first opening portions that are disposed in the interlayer insulating film to a depth which reaches the wiring
layer;

a first metal film for position detection that is disposed on a surface of the interlayer insulating film along an inner wall
of the first opening portions so as to be brought into contact with the wiring layer, which has a shape in which concavities
and convexities are continuously formed;

a second metal film that is disposed on a surface of the first metal film such that recessed portions of the concavities and
convexities of the first metal film are exposed, which is formed of a material which prevents reflection of incident light;
and

a passivation film that is disposed on the surfaces of the interlayer insulating film and the second metal film, which is
formed of a material which allows incident light to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,244,165

FORWARD FACING SENSING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A forward facing sensing system for a vehicle, said forward facing sensing system comprising:
a windshield electronics module configured to be attached at and behind a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said forward
facing sensing system and to be removable therefrom as a self-contained unit for service or replacement;

a radar sensor device disposed in said windshield electronics module so as to have a sensing direction forward of the equipped
vehicle with said windshield electronics module attached at and behind the vehicle windshield;

an image sensor disposed in said windshield electronics module so as to have a viewing direction forward of the equipped vehicle
with said windshield electronics module attached at and behind the vehicle windshield;

wherein said image sensor comprises a pixelated image array sensor having a two dimensional array of photosensing elements;
a control comprising an image processor;
wherein said image processor processes image data captured by said image sensor utilizing object detection software;
wherein said image processor is operable to analyze image data captured by said image sensor in order to detect an object
present forward of the equipped vehicle in its direction of forward travel;

wherein the detected object is also sensed by a beam of said radar sensor device;
wherein said beam sweeps forward of the equipped vehicle utilizing digital beam steering; and
wherein said control, responsive at least in part to algorithmic processing by said image processor of captured image data
to detect the object and to sensing by said radar sensor device of the detected object, determines that a potentially hazardous
condition may exist in the path of forward travel of the equipped vehicle, and wherein said potentially hazardous condition
comprises another vehicle in the path of forward travel of the equipped vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,242,468

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A liquid ejection apparatus comprising;
an ejecting part for ejecting a liquid toward a base material, said ejecting part and said base material moving relative to
each other in a predetermined movement direction; and

a cap part for receiving the liquid ejected from said ejecting part during maintenance,
said cap part including;
a liquid receiving part for receiving the liquid ejected from said ejecting part while facing said ejecting part during maintenance;
and

an exhaust part disposed laterally to said liquid receiving part and for evacuating a gas contained within said liquid receiving
part,

said liquid receiving part including:
a first liquid receiving chamber having an opening opposing a portion of said ejecting part;
a second liquid receiving chamber disposed further from said exhaust part than is said first liquid receiving chamber, separated
from said first liquid receiving chamber by a division wall, and having an opening opposing another portion of said ejecting
part; and

a flow path disposed without passing through said first liquid receiving chamber, and connecting said second liquid receiving
chamber and said exhaust part, and

said exhaust part including:
a first fan part connected to said first liquid receiving chamber and for evacuating a gas contained within said first liquid
receiving chamber; and

a second fan part connected to said second liquid receiving chamber through said flow path and for evacuating a gas contained
within said second liquid receiving chamber,

wherein a bottom surface of said first liquid receiving chamber and a bottom surface of said second liquid receiving chamber
are each an inclined surface that is inclined downward away from said exhaust part.