US Pat. No. 9,247,713

AUTOMATED FEEDING APPARATUS

CAVADISTRIB. INC., Batis...

1. An automated feeding apparatus for animals comprises an inlet hopper having a discharge outlet provided with a feeder actuable
in accordance with a predetermined feeding regime, wherein the invention consists in the feeder having the discharge outlet
of variable and adjustable size, the discharge outlet being adjustable in telescopic manner horizontally and vertically and
being adapted thereby to enable variation of volumetric flow therethrough wherein
the feeder is in the form of a screw feeder adapted to be driven by a motor, the screw feeder being associated with and disposed
within the discharge outlet of variable and adjustable size.

US Pat. No. 9,252,167

ACTIVE DEVICE ARRAY SUBSTRATE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. An active device array substrate comprising:
a flexible substrate having at least one transistor region and at least one transparent region adjacent to each other;
a gate electrode disposed on the transistor region of the flexible substrate;
a dielectric layer covering the gate electrode and the flexible substrate, a portion of the dielectric layer disposed on the
gate electrode and having a first thickness, another portion of the dielectric layer disposed on the transparent region of
the flexible substrate and having a second thickness, wherein the second thickness is less than the first thickness;

a channel layer, a source electrode, and a drain electrode disposed on the dielectric layer which is disposed on the transistor
region, the channel layer disposed above the gate electrode, the source electrode and the drain electrode disposed on opposite
sides of the channel layer and electrically connected to the channel layer; and

a pixel electrode disposed on the dielectric layer which is disposed on the transparent region, the pixel electrode electrically
connected to the drain electrode, wherein said pixel electrode does not directly contact said flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,251,498

FACILITATING DEPLOYMENT OF CUSTOMIZATIONS OF ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS

Oracle International Corp...

1. A non-transitory machine readable medium storing one or more sequences of instructions for causing a management system
to facilitate deployment of a plurality of customizations of an enterprise application, a plurality of software modules constituting
entire software instructions of said enterprise application, wherein said plurality of software modules includes a first software
module pre-installed in a state suitable for execution on a first server and a second server of said plurality of servers,
wherein execution of said one or more sequences of instructions by one or more processors contained in said management system
causes said management system to perform the actions of:
receiving a plurality of deployment units, each of said plurality of deployment units containing data defining a manner of
configuration of at least some of said software modules already installed on corresponding servers to attain said plurality
of customizations of said enterprise application according to the requirements of an enterprise, wherein said plurality of
deployment units includes a first deployment unit for customizing said first software module;

receiving an enterprise profile indicating a corresponding set of deployment units to be used in customizing said enterprise
application in corresponding one of said plurality of servers according to the requirements of said enterprise, wherein a
portion of said enterprise profile indicates that said first deployment unit is to be used to customize said enterprise application
in both of said first server and said second server; and

orchestrating the configuration of said plurality of software modules already installed on said plurality of servers according
to the data specified in said plurality of deployment units and said enterprise profile, wherein said orchestrating orchestrates
the configuration of said first software module already installed on both of said first server and said second server in the
corresponding manner according to the data specified in said first deployment unit and said portion of said enterprise profile,
such that said enterprise application having said plurality of software modules pre-installed in said state suitable for execution
is further adapted according to the requirements of said enterprise, said orchestrating comprises:

receiving a level of parallelism specifying a number of deployment units that may be simultaneously deployed on said plurality
of servers;

examining a dependency data indicating a first set of deployment units which need to be deployed prior to deployment of a
first deployment unit, wherein said first set of deployment unit and said first deployment unit are contained in said plurality
of deployment units; and

performing configuration of said plurality of software modules based on said first set of deployment units before performing
configuration based on said first deployment unit in response to said examining,

wherein said performing ensures that the maximum number of deployment units deployed simultaneously on said plurality of servers
does not exceed said number of deployment units.

US Pat. No. 9,249,399

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TREATMENT OF POMPE'S DISEASE

Oxyrane UK Limited, Manc...

1. A method for making a molecular complex having acid alpha glucosidase (GAA) activity, said method comprising contacting
a GAA protein having at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1 with a protease having
at least 85% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:8, wherein said protease cleaves said protein
at one or more sites between amino acid 60 and amino acid 65 of SEQ ID NO:1 to produce a molecular complex having GAA activity
and comprising at least two polypeptides.

US Pat. No. 9,253,213

QUERY FLOW RECONSTRUCTION IN DATABASE ACTIVITY MONITORING SYSTEMS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for reconstructing a sequence of queries that occurred during a period of database activity monitor unavailability,
the method comprising:
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a first sequence of queries;
determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the database activity monitor became unavailable;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a second sequence of queries;
determining, by one or more computer processors, a probable sequence of queries that occurred in a period of time during which
the database activity monitor was unavailable to validate queries, wherein the probable sequence of queries fit temporally
subsequent to the first sequence of queries and prior to the second sequence of queries; and

validating, by one or more computer processors, the probable sequence of queries with reference to a set of security policies.

US Pat. No. 9,249,180

C-3 ALKYL AND ALKENYL MODIFIED BETULINIC ACID DERIVATIVES

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound which is selected from the group of:
a compound of Formula I

a compound of Formula II

a compound of Formula III

and a compound of formula IV

wherein R1 is isopropenyl or isopropyl;

J and E are independently —H or —CH3, and E is absent when the double bond is present;

X is selected from the group of —C0-10 alkyl, —C2-10 alkenyl, —C4-10 alkadienyl,


wherein G is selected from the group of C3-9 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, fused bicycle and


wherein X is optionally further substituted with A, wherein A is at least one member selected from the group of -halo, —OR2, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 alkylsubstituted alkyl, —C3-9 cycloalkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-Q0, —NR2R2, —NHCOOR3, —COOR2 and —CONR2R2;

Q and Q0 are selected from the group of -halo, —OR2, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 alkylsubstituted alkyl, —C3-9cycloalkyl, —NR2R2, —NHCOOR3, —COOR2 and —CONR2R2;

R2 is —H, —C1-6 alkyl, -alkylsubstituted C1-6 alkyl or -arylsubstituted C1-6 alkyl;

Y is selected from the group of —COOR2, —C(O)NR2SO2R3, —C(O)NHSO2NR2R2, —NR2SO2R3, —SO2NR2R2, —SO2NR2C(O)R3, -tetrazole, —C(O)NHCN and —C(O)NHOR2;

W is absent, —CH2 or —CO;

R3 is —C1-6 alkyl, -alkylsubstituted —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-6 cycloalkyl or C1-6 alkyl-C3-6 cycloalkyl;

R4 is selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-C(OR3)2—C3-6 cycloalkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-C3-6 cycloalkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-Q1, —C1-6 alkyl-C3-6 cycloalkyl-Q1, aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, —COR6, —COCOR6, —SO2R7, —SO2NR2R2,


with the proviso that R4 or R5 is not —COR6 or —COCOR6 when W is CO;

wherein Q1 is selected from the group of heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, halogen, —CF3, —OR2, —COOR2, —NR8R9, —CONR10R11 and —SO2R7;

R5 is selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-6 cycloalkyl, —C1-6 alkylsubstituted alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-NR8R9, —COR10, —COR6, —COCOR6, —SO2R7 and —SO2NR2R2;

with the proviso that only one of R4 or R5 is selected from the group of —COR6, —COCOR6, —SO2R7 and —SO2NR2R2;

or when W is absent or is CH2, then R4 and R5 is taken together with the adjacent N to form


R6 is selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-substitutedalkyl, —C3-6 cycloalkyl, —C3-6 substitutedcycloalkyl-Q2, —C1-6 alkyl-Q2, —C1-6 alkyl-substitutedalkyl-Q2, —C3-6 cycloalkyl-Q2, aryl-Q2, —NR13R14, and —OR15;

wherein Q2 is selected from the group of aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, —OR2, —COOR2, —NR8R9, SO2R7, —CONHSO2R3, and —CONHSO2NR2R2;

R7 is selected from the group of —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, —C3-6 cycloalkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;

R8 and R9 are independently selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, substituted aryl, substituted heteroaryl, —C1-6 alkyl-Q2, and —COOR3, and R8 and R9 is also independently selected from the group of


or R8 and R9 are taken together with the adjacent N to form a cycle selected from the group of:


with the proviso that only one of R8 or R9 is —COOR3;

R10 and R11 are independently selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl and —C3-6 cycloalkyl,

or R10 and R11 are taken together with the adjacent N to form the cycle


R12 is selected from the group of —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-OH; —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl,—C3-6 cycloalkyl, —COR7, —COONR22R23, —SOR7, and —SONR24R25;

R13 and R14 are independently selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-6 cycloalkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-Q3, —C1-6 alkyl-C3-6 cycloalkyl-Q3, C1-6 substituted alkyl-Q3 and


or R13 and R14 are taken together with the adjacent N to form a cycle selected from the group of:


Q3 is selected from the group of heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, —NR20R21, —CONR2R2, —COOR2, —OR2, and —SO2R3;

R15 is selected from the group of —C1-6 alkyl, —C3-6 cycloalkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-Q3, —C1-6 alkyl-C3-6 cycloalkyl-Q3 and —C1-6 substituted alkyl-Q3;

R16 is selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —NR2R2, and —COOR3;

R17 is selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —COOR3, and aryl;

R18 is selected from the group of —COOR2 and —C1-6 alkyl-COOR2;

R19 is selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-Q4, —COR3, —COOR3, wherein Q4 is selected from the group of —NR2R2 and —OR2;

R20 and R21 are independently selected from the group of —H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl-OR2, and —COR3,

or R20 and R21 are taken together with the adjacent N to form a cycle selected from the group of


with the proviso that only one of R20 or R21 is —COR3;

R22 and R23 are independently selected from the group of H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, and —C1-6 cycloalkyl,

or R22 and R23 are taken together with the adjacent N to form a cycle selected from the group of


R24 and R25 are independently from the group of H, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 substituted alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-Q5, —C1-6 cycloalkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, and substituted heteroaryl; and

Q5 is selected from the group of halogen and SO2R3; and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,248,922

REFLECTOR DEPLOYMENT TECHNIQUES FOR SATELLITES

1. A spacecraft, the spacecraft being reconfigurable between a launch configuration and an on-orbit configuration, the spacecraft
comprising:
a forward surface and an aft surface, each substantially orthogonal to the spacecraft yaw axis;
a main body disposed between the forward surface and the aft surface;
a first rigid antenna reflector, the first rigid antenna reflector coupled with a first positioning mechanism and associated
with a first antenna feed, the first antenna feed configured to illuminate the first rigid antenna reflector when the spacecraft
is in the on-orbit configuration; and

a first reflector boom with a first proximal end and a first distal end, the first proximal end coupled with the main body
via a first pivot mechanism and the first distal end coupled with the first rigid antenna reflector via the first positioning
mechanism, wherein:

the first reflector boom is configured to rotate about a rotational axis of the first pivot mechanism,
in the launch configuration, the aperture plane of the first rigid antenna reflector is substantially normal to the rotational
axis of the first pivot mechanism, and a substantial portion of the first rigid antenna reflector is forward of the forward
surface and inboard of a side of the main body, and

in the on-orbit configuration, the first reflector boom is at a substantial angle with respect to the main body, the aperture
plane of the first rigid antenna reflector is substantially parallel to the rotational axis of the first pivot, the first
rigid antenna reflector is illuminated by the first antenna feed, and the first rigid antenna reflector is displaced a substantial
distance from the main body in the yaw axis direction and in a direction orthogonal to the yaw axis direction.

US Pat. No. 9,249,385

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSING CELLS

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A system for fusion at least two cells comprising:—
a) an optical tweezers system for generation of a plurality of optical traps for manipulating the cells in isolation;
b) an optical scissor system for cutting cell membrane of the cells and inducing fusion of the cells;
c) an incubation system for providing cell culture in which the cells suspend and cell culture environment for the cells;
d) a visual detection system allowing visual monitoring of the cells undergoing fusion; and
e) a control system for controlling motion and position of a stage supporting the cells, controlling operation diffraction
optical elements, and cutting frequency and time of optical scissors.

US Pat. No. 9,248,708

LOCALIZATION WITH SYNCHRONIZED EMISSIONS FOR COUPLED WHEELS

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of configuring a controller to detect a location of a tire pressure monitoring sensor comprising:
configuring a controller to detect a first transmission from a first sensor installed within a first wheel;
configuring the controller to detect a second transmission from a second sensor installed within a second wheel coupled to
the first wheel;

configuring the controller to recognize that the first wheel and the second wheel are comprised in a wheel assembly, the recognizing
comprising detecting that the first wheel and the second wheel rotate at a common speed;

configuring the controller to correlate a first angular wheel assembly position with one of the first and second transmissions
and a second angular wheel assembly position with the other of the first and second transmissions, wherein the correlating
comprises correlating a tire pressure monitoring sensor identification tag with a respective one of first and second angular
wheel positions at a time of receipt of a respective one of the first and second transmissions; and

configuring the controller to determine the location of each of the first and second sensors relative to the wheel assembly
based on a comparison between the first angular wheel assembly position, the second angular wheel assembly position, and a
predetermined relative angular relationship between the first sensor and the second sensor, wherein the determining of the
location of each of the first and second sensors relative to the wheel assembly comprises determining which of the first and
second sensors is a lead sensor and upon determining the lead sensor determining the location of at least one sensor other
than the lead sensor relative to a vehicle and the wheel assembly based at least in part on the sequence of receipt of a transmission
from at least one sensor other than the lead sensor with respect to receipt of a transmissions from the lead sensor, a relative
angular position of the at least one sensor other than the lead sensor with respect to the lead sensor, and direction of rotation
of the wheel assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,250,444

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE

IMMY INC., Troy, MI (US)...

1. A reflective-based, head mounted display device comprising:
a wearable, head mounted frame; and
at least one near-to-eye optics housing connected to said frame and configured to be positioned at least partially in front
of an eye of a user, said optics housing comprising:

a light-emitting visual source for projecting visual content;
a plurality of reflective optical surfaces in optical communication with said light-emitting visual source; and
an optical path defined by said plurality of reflective optical surfaces, said optical path extending from said light-emitting
visual source to an eyebox of said optical path,

wherein said plurality of reflective optical surfaces are configured to reflect light rays from a projection of said visual
content between each one of said reflective optical surfaces in a predefined sequential order along said optical path and
into said eyebox, and

wherein said optical path is free of refractive optical lenses between said light emitting visual source and a last of said
plurality of reflective optical surfaces to reflect light rays from said projection of said visual content, and

wherein said reflective optical surfaces are configured to cooperatively magnify said projection of said visual content, such
that said projected visual content appears magnified when viewed at said eyebox.

US Pat. No. 9,253,078

NETWORKS HAVING MULTIPLE PATHS BETWEEN NODES AND NODES FOR SUCH A NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A network comprising a plurality of nodes, the plurality of nodes comprising a first node and a second node, the first
and second nodes being connected through the network of nodes via a first path and a second path, the first and second paths
being different, in which the network has first and second modes of operation, a first mode in which traffic between the first
and second nodes is transmitted over the first path and not the second path, and a second mode where the traffic is transmitted
over the first and second paths, wherein the network comprises a mode selector arranged to select the mode of operation dependent
upon a rate at which data to be transmitted to a destination node is received.

US Pat. No. 9,249,744

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ENGINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for operating an engine, comprising:
introducing a first fuel, a second fuel and an oxidant into a first engine cylinder and a second engine cylinder;
monitoring a plurality of engine parameters; and
adjusting a quantity of one of the first fuel, the second fuel, and the oxidant introduced to the first engine cylinder to
be different from a quantity of one of the first fuel, the second fuel, and the oxidant introduced to the second engine cylinder
based on at least one of the plurality of monitored engine parameters, wherein adjusting comprises reducing the quantity of
the first fuel and increasing the quantity of the second fuel introduced into the first engine cylinder, further wherein increasing
the quantity of the second fuel and reducing the quantity of the first fuel is in response to an increased load operation
of the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,251,217

SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION WITHIN SOCIAL NETWORKS

LinkedIn Corporation, Mo...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a search query from a member of a social network; identifying two or more categories of data within the social network
that include information satisfying the received search query;

ranking the identified two or more categories of data based on a selection criteria associated with the member of the social
network and including a quality metric assigned to the information satisfying the received search query within the categories
of data, the quality metric including:

a percentage of users who have previously selected the at least one search query suggestion; and
a percentage of users who have previously selected displayed results associated with the search query; and
presenting at least one search query suggestion based on the ranking of the identified categories of data within the social
network.

US Pat. No. 9,249,823

SELF-PIERCING NUT ELEMENT AND COMPONENT ASSEMBLY CONSISTING OF THE NUT ELEMENT AND A SHEET METAL PART

1. A component assembly comprising a self-piercing nut element (10) and a sheet metal part (40) having a thickness, wherein the self-piercing nut element (10) has a strength in the range between 700 and 1250 MPa, and is designed to be pressed into said sheet metal part (40) having a thickness, the nut element having the following features: a head part (14) forming a flange (12), a central bore (16) in the head part having a thread with a nominal diameter which is designed to receive a bolt element and which has a central
longitudinal axis (18), a sheet metal contact surface (20) formed in a plane at least substantially perpendicular to the central longitudinal axis at the flange (12), as well as a piercing section (22) extending away from the head part at the side of the sheet metal contact surface in the direction of the longitudinal axis,
the nut being adapted for a self-piercing attachment of the nut element to said sheet metal part (40) having a strength greater than that of the nut element, wherein the sheet metal part has a strength greater than 900 MPa,
the piercing section (22) has a peripherally extending radial groove (26) in the piercing section of the side of said plane remote from the sheet metal contact surface (20), the groove having a boundary spaced from the sheet metal contact surface, and the piercing section (22) further having a free end face and a piercing edge (28) at the free end face, with the piercing edge (28) being spaced from the boundary of the groove (26) by a peripheral surface (34) having an axial height which corresponds to at least 30% of the thickness of the sheet metal part, wherein the piercing
section has a radial wall thickness in a region of its free end face from the outer side of the piercing section up to a nominal
diameter of the thread, the radial wall thickness corresponding to a thickness between 1.2 to 1.8 times the thickness of the
sheet metal part, and wherein said sheet metal part (40) has a pierced hole having a shape corresponding to the shape of the piercing section (22); wherein the material of said sheet metal part (40) at the side (68) of the sheet metal part remote from the sheet metal contact surface (20) has a recess (62) adjacent to the piercing section and surrounding the piercing section (22) and wherein the material of the hole rim is displaced into the groove (26) as a result of the formation of the recess (62).

US Pat. No. 9,249,608

FLUSH DOOR HANDLE WITH SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY DRIVE AND HEATED HANDLE TO BODY SEAL

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A door assembly for a vehicle, the door assembly comprising:
a structure including an exterior panel having an exterior surface defining an opening extending through the exterior panel;
a grab bar having an outboard surface, and moveable relative to the exterior surface of the exterior panel between a retracted
position and an extended position, wherein the grab bar is positioned within the opening with the outboard surface of the
grab bar approximately flush with the exterior surface of the exterior panel when the grab bar is disposed in the retracted
position, and wherein the grab bar is laterally spaced outboard of the exterior surface of the exterior panel when the grab
bar is disposed in the extended position;

a first linkage system interconnecting a first longitudinal end of the grab bar and the structure;
a second linkage system interconnecting a second longitudinal end of the grab bar and the structure; and
a drive assembly coupled to the first linkage system and the second linkage system, and operable to move the grab bar between
the extended position and the retracted position, wherein the drive assembly includes:

a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator operable to contract in response to a control signal, wherein contraction of the SMA actuator
moves the first linkage system and the second linkage system simultaneously to move the grab bar from the retracted position
into the extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,252,331

THIN-FILM LED HAVING A MIRROR LAYER AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A thin-film LED, comprising:
a barrier layer;
a first mirror layer succeeding the barrier layer;
a layer stack succeeding the first mirror layer and having at least one active layer which emits electromagnetic radiation;
and

at least one contact structure succeeding the layer stack, arranged on a radiation exit area and having a contact area;
wherein the first mirror layer has, in a region lying opposite the contact area of the contact structure, a through-hole which
is larger than the contact area of the contact structure;

wherein the barrier layer is configured to prevent a diffusion of material into the first mirror layer; and
wherein the first mirror layer is arranged between the barrier layer and the layer stack.

US Pat. No. 9,250,654

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH PIVOTING DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A device for providing a pivotable display assembly for an electronic device comprising:
a display assembly comprising:
a display rear case; and
a display element, wherein the display rear case is coupled to the display element;
a torsion frame assembly, wherein the torsion frame surrounds the display assembly;
a secondary hinge assembly comprising:
a hinge barrel, wherein the hinge barrel is coupled to the display rear case;
a barrel hinge sleeve, wherein the barrel hinge sleeve covers a hinge barrel shaft to provide a rotating surface between the
hinge barrel and a hinge barrel mounting assembly; and

a hinge barrel mount, wherein the hinge barrel is coupled to the hinge barrel mount;
a strength member frame of the torsion frame assembly, wherein the strength member frame extends around a perimeter of the
display assembly, wherein the display assembly is mounted directly into the strength member frame via the secondary hinge
assembly, and wherein the hinge barrel mount is coupled to the strength member frame;

a strength member cover, wherein the strength member cover is coupled to the strength member frame via one or more horizontally
placed securing screws so that one or more forces acting upon the strength member frame and the strength member cover are
transferred through a cross section of the securing screws and not along a thread of the securing screws, and wherein the
strength member frame and the strength member cover transfer mechanical forces away from the display assembly; and

wherein the strength member cover, strength member frame and the secondary hinge assembly provide routing for one or more
cables.

US Pat. No. 9,250,873

METHOD FOR THE COMPUTER-AIDED GENERATION OF AT LEAST ONE PART OF AN EXECUTABLE CONTROL PROGRAM

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A method for the computer-aided generation of at least one part of an executable control program for controlling a control
system having at least one electronic processor unit, the method comprising:
describing a functionality of the control program at least partially in at least one graphical model;
dividing the graphical model into hierarchical levels in the form of submodels;
providing at least some preset values for options in the submodels; and
generating code with consideration of the preset values,
wherein when one of the options of a submodel at a lower hierarchical level is not provided with a value, the submodel at
the lower hierarchical level assumes the value of the corresponding option of a submodel at a higher hierarchical level,

wherein for a preset value for an option for the submodel at the lower hierarchical level, a number of additional lower hierarchical
levels following the submodel, to which the preset value is to be applied, is specified, such that the preset value for the
respective option has precedence and is applied to the specified number of additional lower hierarchical levels, and

wherein at least one hierarchical level exists that is lower than or below the specified number of lower hierarchical levels
and the at least one hierarchical level that is lower than or below the specified number of lower hierarchical levels is provided
with a preset value for the respective option that corresponds to a preset value of the respective option provided in a hierarchical
level that is higher than the hierarchical level of the submodel.

US Pat. No. 9,253,796

OPTIMIZED SYSTEM ACCESS PROCEDURES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A base station subsystem (BSS) configured to interact with a plurality of mobile stations and perform a procedure to increase
an Access Grant Channel (AGCH) capacity by minimizing an amount of mobile station specific information carried within an immediate
assignment message, the BSS comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable the following operations:

broadcast system information (SI) to the plurality of mobile stations, where the SI comprises at least an indicator which
indicates to the plurality of mobile stations that the BSS is configured to perform the procedure;

in response to broadcasting the SI, receive at least one access request from at least one of the plurality of mobile stations,
where the at least one mobile station is requesting to establish an uplink Temporary Block Flow (TBF) to transmit a small
data transmission (SDT) or an instant message transmission (IMT);

in response to the received at least one access request, send an immediate assignment message on the AGCH for the at least
one mobile station, where the immediate assignment message comprises at least a portion of static radio parameters and at
least a portion of dynamic radio parameters which are to be used by the at least one mobile station when establishing the
uplink TBF to transmit the SDT or IMT; and

send a remaining portion of the dynamic radio parameters in a message on a Packet Associated Control Channel (PACCH) to the
at least one mobile station addressed by the immediate assignment message, where the remaining portion of the dynamic radio
parameters are to be used by the at least one mobile station along with the at least a portion of static radio parameters
and the at least a portion of dynamic radio parameters included in the immediate assignment message when establishing the
uplink TBF to transmit the SDT or IMT.

US Pat. No. 9,253,090

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCED FORWARDING INFORMATION STORAGE

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. A method of forwarding information table insertion, the method comprising:
extracting an organizationally unique identifier (OUI) and a MAC part from a MAC address;
determining whether the OUI is stored in an OUI table associating OUIs with OUI indices;
determining an OUI index based on the OUI and the OUI table when the OUI is stored in the OUI table;
generating the OUI index based on the OUI when the OUI is not stored in the OUI table,. the OUI index using less bits than
the OUI;

forming a forwarding information table entry including the OUI index and the MAC part;
inserting the forwarding information table entry into a forwarding information table; and
forwarding network traffic based on the OUI index.

US Pat. No. 9,252,670

MULTILEVEL CONVERTER

General Electric Company,...

10. A system for power conversion, comprising:
a first power converter;
a direct current link operatively coupled to the first power converter and comprising one or more direct current link capacitors
operatively coupled in series;

a second power converter operatively coupled to the first power converter via a first bus and a second bus, wherein the second
power converter comprises:

at least one leg operatively coupled between the first bus and the second bus, wherein the at least one leg comprises:
a first string consisting of a plurality of non-controllable semiconductor switches;
one or more second strings, wherein each of the one or more second strings comprises at least one fully controllable semiconductor
switch;

one or more third strings, wherein each of the one or more third strings comprises at least one energy storage device, and
wherein each of the one or more third strings is operatively coupled to the first string, the one or more second strings,
or a combination thereof; and

a pre-charging unit configured to charge the at least one energy storage device in the one or more third strings and the one
or more direct current link capacitors in the direct current link.

US Pat. No. 9,251,189

UPDATE OF DATA STRUCTURE CONFIGURED TO STORE METADATA ASSOCIATED WITH A DATABASE SYSTEM

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method performed by a processor, comprising:
creating a temporary data structure in a storage device;
creating a new data structure representing an update of an old data structure in the storage device configured to store metadata
associated with a plurality of database systems having an application that is not being updated and a new version of the application
as part of the update;

copying the metadata from the old data structure to the temporary data structure;
transforming the temporary data structure to match the new data structure enabling the application not being updated to be
operational and to access the old data structure during the update;

copying the metadata from the transformed temporary data structure to the new data structure to enable the new version of
the application to access the new data structure after the metadata is copied; and

deleting the metadata from the old data structure.

US Pat. No. 9,249,038

WATER PURIFIER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A water purifier comprising:
a filter part to filter water;
a storage part to store the water filtered by the filter part, the storage part comprising a first tank, a second tank and
a connection portion that connects the first tank and the second tank, wherein the connection portion, the first tank, and
the second tank are integrally formed with each other, wherein the first tank includes a first side wall and a first bottom
wall extended from the first side wall, the second tank includes a second side wall and a second bottom wall extended from
the second side wall, the second side wall is connected to the first bottom wall by the connection portion;

a separation unit formed as a separate component to the storage part, disposed within an inner space of the storage part and
partitioning the inner space into first and second spaces, wherein the first space has a first capacity and the second space
has a second capacity less than the first capacity, the first side wall and a top surface of the separation unit define the
first space, the second side wall and a bottom surface of the separation unit define the second space, and the water flows
from the first space into the second space;

wherein the separation unit comprises:
a side surface,
a plurality of protrusions protruded from and integrally formed with the side surface,
wherein the plurality of protrusions includes a plurality of contact parts that contact the connection portion, and
the side surface includes a non-contact part which does not contact the connection portion, and
wherein the water that flows from the first space into second space can flow directly from the first space into the second
space through a first passage defined between the non-contact part of the side surface of separation unit and the connection
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,252,864

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FAST BEAM-LINK CONSTRUCTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for forming a beam-link by a base station in a wireless communication system using a beamforming scheme, the method
comprising:
determining at least one downlink beams to be used for downlink transmission and/or uplink reception;
transmitting a plurality of downlink (DL) reference signals to a Mobile Station (MS) via the at least one downlink beam, wherein
the plurality of DL reference signals are separated according to each antenna element in a subarray of the MS to estimate
respective channel state for each antenna element;

receiving a plurality of uplink (UL) reference signals via an uplink beam from the MS, each UL reference signal generated
based on the estimated respective channel state; and

updating the at least one downlink beam to increase a Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) according to the received plurality of UL
reference signals.

US Pat. No. 9,253,693

OPTIMIZING A NEIGHBOR LIST OF ACCESS POINTS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

14. A method, comprising:
obtaining a neighbor access point list; and
optimizing the neighbor access point list for a client associated with a current access point, comprising:
maintaining statistics for a current access point the client is currently associated with, the statistics comprising previous
access points previous clients have roamed from prior to associating with the current access point, and next access points
the previous clients associated with;

maintaining counters associated with access points where previous clients that associated with the current access point associated
with the client have roamed;

reducing the counters in a manner that preserves the proportion of the counters when a predefined threshold is exceeded; and
upon determining a direction of travel of the client based on the maintained counters and statistics, prioritizing neighboring
access points within the neighbor access point list based on the determined direction of travel;

wherein neighboring access points are prioritized in the optimized neighbor access point list based on the next access points
previous clients associated with that also associated with the same previous access point as the client.

US Pat. No. 9,250,739

TOUCH SENSING DEVICE AND TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

18. A touch sensing device, comprising:
a driving circuit unit inputting a signal to a node capacitor that outputs a first voltage;
a first buffer unit including a first node of a first buffer capacitor charged and discharged by the first voltage output
by the node capacitor and a second voltage, the first voltage and the second voltage being respectively input to the first
buffer capacitor at a predetermined period;

a first integrating circuit unit integrating a charging voltage of a second node of the first buffer capacitor;
a second buffer unit including a first node of a second buffer capacitor charged and discharged by an output of the first
integrating circuit unit and the second voltage, the output of the first integrating circuit unit and the second voltage being
alternatively input to the second buffer capacitor;

a second integrating circuit unit integrating a charging voltage of a second node of the second buffer capacitor;
a signal conversion unit comparing a voltage output from the second integrating circuit unit, which is based on the integrated
charging voltage of the second node of the second buffer capacitor, with a predetermined reference voltage to generate the
second voltage; and

a touch determination unit counting the second voltage using a predetermined reference clock to determine a touch.

US Pat. No. 9,249,114

THIAZOLE DERIVATIVES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A compound of formula I

wherein:
X denotes CONH2,

Y denotes S,
R denotes Ar or Het,
R1 denotes phenyl,

Ar denotes phenyl, biphenyl or naphtyl, each of which is unsubstituted or mono-, di- or trisubstituted by Hal, A, Het1, (CH2)nHet2, (CH2)nOR5, (CH2)nN(R5)2, NO2, CN, (CH2)nCOOR5, (CH2)nCON(R5)2, CONH(CH2)qNHCOOA?, CON[R5(CH2)nHet1], NR5COA, NHCOOA, NR5SO2A, COR5, SO2Het2, SO2N(R5)2 or S(O)pA,

Het denotes furyl, thienyl, pyrrolyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, triazolyl,
tetrazolyl, thiadiazole, pyridazinyl, pyrazinyl, indolyl, isoindolyl, benzimidazolyl, indazolyl, quinolyl, 1,3-benzodioxolyl,
benzothiophenyl, benzofuranyl or imidazopyridyl, each of which is unsubstituted or mono-, di- or trisubstituted by A, COA,
(CH2)pHet1, (CH2)pHet2, OH, OA, OAr, Hal, (CH2)pN(R5)2, NO2, CN, (CH2)pCOOR5, (CH2)pCON(R5)2, NR5COA, (CH2)pCOHet2 or (CH2)pphenyl,

Het1 denotes pyridyl, which is unsubstitued or monosubstituted by A,

Het2 denotes pyrrolidinyl, piperidinyl, morpholinyl or piperazinyl, each of which is unsubstitued or monosubstituted by OH, COOA?,
CON(R5)2, COA or A,

A? denotes unbranched or branched alkyl having 1-6 C atoms, in which 1-7 H atoms may be replaced by F,
A denotes unbranched or branched alkyl having 1-10 C atoms, in which one or two non-adjacent CH and/or CH2 groups may be replaced by N, O, S atoms and/or by —CH?CH— groups and/or in addition 1-7 H atoms may be replaced by F,

R5 denotes H or unbranched or branched alkyl having 1-6 C atoms, in which 1-7 H atoms may be replaced by F,

Hal denotes F, Cl, Br or I,
n denotes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5,
P denotes 0, 1 or 2,
q denotes 1, 2, 3 or 4,
and pharmaceutically usable salts, tautomers and stereoisomers thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,252,927

SIGNALING PROCESSING METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A signaling processing method, comprising:
in a downlink subframe set, generating, by a base station, a downlink assignment index (DAI) respectively for each downlink
subframe that has a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to be sent in a current carrier, wherein a value of the DAI
is generated by the following:

counting downlink subframes having PDCCHs not yet sent, wherein the downlink subframes are in a group consisting of a current
downlink subframe and previous downlink subframes in the current carrier, and

setting, the last two downlink subframes that have the PDCCHs to be sent with a same DAI value; and
sending, by the base station, the PDCCH to a user equipment, wherein the PDCCH carries the DAI.

US Pat. No. 9,251,938

SOFT MAGNETIC PHASE NANOPARTICLES PREPARATIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS THEREOF

General Electric Company,...

1. A method comprising:
degassing a first mixture at a temperature in a range from about 80° C. to 130° C., wherein the first mixture comprises a
solvent, a compound comprising iron bromide, cobalt bromide, or combinations thereof dissolved in the solvent, and an organic
component comprising a fatty acid or an amine;

adding a capping ligand to the first mixture under inert atmosphere to form a second mixture;
adding a reducing agent to the second mixture at a temperature in a processing temperature range from about 250° C. to about
350° C. to form a third mixture; and

incubating the third mixture at a temperature within the processing temperature range to form nanoparticles comprising a soft
magnetic phase.

US Pat. No. 9,250,153

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING HEALTH OF BLADES

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:
a processing subsystem that:
determines preliminary voltages corresponding to a plurality of blades based upon blade passing signals by:
determining an ascending index value and a descending index value based on an index value threshold and a blade passing signal
from the blade passing signals;

determining an average value of the ascending index value and the descending index value; and
mapping the average value to a corresponding voltage value based on the blade passing signal, wherein the corresponding voltage
value is a preliminary voltage from the preliminary voltages;

generates a plurality of clearance values by normalizing the preliminary voltages for effects of one or more operational parameters,
wherein the plurality of clearance values are representative of clearance of the plurality of blades; and
monitors health of the plurality of blades based on the plurality of clearance values, wherein the processing subsystem generates
one or more alarms based upon the plurality of the clearance values and generates the one or more alarms by applying a plurality
of rules to the preliminary voltages, the plurality of clearance values, the blade passing signals, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,252,527

MULTIPLE WIRE CONNECTING TERMINAL

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A relay terminal made of metal and configured to join a first wire and a second wire by being electrically connected to
the first and second wires, comprising:
a first barrel portion caulked and crimped to a first core made of a metal different from a metal constituting the relay terminal
and exposed at an end of the first wire including the first core in such a manner as to embrace the first core from opposite
sides;

a second barrel portion caulked and crimped to a second core exposed at an end of the second wire in such a manner as to embrace
the second core from opposite sides;

a linking portion defining a plate that links the first and second barrel portions;
a water drainage portion provided on the linking portion, the water drainage portion defining a resin ring that surrounds
the plate of the linking portion over an entire circumference thereof and that projects out from the plate over the entire
circumference to restrict intrusion of water at least from the second barrel portion toward the first barrel portion; and

a tubular waterproof covering that covers the first and second barrel portions that have been caulked and crimped respectively
to the first and second cores and that bridges the linking portion and the resin ring that surrounds the plate of the linking
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,251,733

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC UNIT

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a panel section including a display region where a plurality of pixels are arranged, and a light-blocking panel section provided
in a gap between the pixels; and

a barrier section including a plurality of transmissive regions in a two-dimensional arrangement, and a light-blocking region
around each of the transmissive regions,

wherein,
the transmissive regions are each configured to make entirely visible any one of the pixels therethrough when a viewer views
the panel section not from a front but from a first or second direction via the barrier section,

each of the pixels comprises a plurality of sub-pixels of different types,
the pixels are arranged alternately in a column direction and in a row direction, and
the pixels are positioned shifted in the row direction, by a half width of each pixel, from the pixels of an adjacent row.

US Pat. No. 9,253,274

SERVICE INSERTION ARCHITECTURE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising a service broker having:
one or more hardware processors; and
logic encoded in one or more non-transitory storage medium for execution by the one or more processors, and when executed
operable to configure the service broker to:

register a service classifier to allow the service classifier to redirect an incoming packet for delivery of a service;
register a plurality of service nodes including receiving service capabilities and locations for each service node; and
provide context information from the service broker to the service classifier, wherein the context information comprises a
service header, a reachability indication, and an encapsulation, the context information being used by the service classifier
in redirecting the incoming packet to a first service node included in a service chaining order of service nodes for delivery
of the service, wherein the service header provided by the service broker is inserted as a header in the redirected packet
and provides information on (i) the service chaining order that includes an ordered list of service features to be performed
on the redirected packet by the service nodes included in the service chaining order and (ii) classification information associated
with avoiding duplicate classification or providing the classification information to a particular service node, and wherein
the service header inserted in the redirected packet is alterable by any of the service nodes receiving the redirected packet
to modify the service chaining order such as to alter a path taken by the redirected packet through the service chaining order,

wherein a service directory coupled to the service broker includes a policy that provides the service header that is provided
to the service classifier to provide information on how the service features are to be applied to the incoming packet.

US Pat. No. 9,253,036

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVISIONING A NETWORK SWITCH PORT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A port provision system, comprising:
a packet network device including a plurality of ports; and
a port provisioning system that is coupled to the packet network device and that is operable to:
obtain configuration information from a host device coupled to the packet network device, wherein the configuration information
includes a virtual network identification assigned to a virtual machine included on the host device;

retrieve packet information from a packet sent from the host device; and
provision at least one of the plurality of ports with the virtual network identification included in the configuration information
in response to determining that the packet information matches the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 9,252,742

ANALOG FILTER IN WIRELESS TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING CUT-OFF FREQUENCY USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for setting a cut-off frequency of an analog filter of a reception device for wireless communication, the method
comprising the steps of:
obtaining, by the reception device, a deviation value corresponding to an error between a first gain value based on an ideal
transfer function curve and a second gain value based on a measured transfer function curve at an arbitrary frequency of a
frequency band in which a constant interval is maintained between a slope of the ideal transfer function curve and a slope
of the measured transfer function curve; and

correcting, by the reception device, the cut-off frequency that is used to measure the measured transfer function curve in
a real environment, based on the obtained deviation value,

wherein the first gain value is maintained constant despite a change in frequency on both the ideal transfer function curve
and the measured transfer function curve,

the second gain value is obtained at a second arbitrary frequency of a second frequency band in which a gain value varies
depending on a change in frequency on both the ideal transfer function curve and the measured transfer function curve, and

the deviation value is obtained by subtracting the second gain value and a critical error value from the first gain value.

US Pat. No. 9,252,266

WIDE BAND GAP SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A wide band gap semiconductor device comprising:
a silicon carbide semiconductor substrate;
a second conductivity type silicon carbide semiconductor layer having a high impurity concentration and disposed on one principal
surface of the semiconductor substrate;

a second conductivity type silicon carbide drift layer having a low impurity concentration and disposed on the second conductivity
type silicon carbide semiconductor layer;

a first conductivity type silicon carbide base layer disposed on the drift layer;
a second conductivity type silicon carbide source region selectively disposed on a principal surface of the base layer;
a first trench having a depth extending from a principal surface of the source region to reach the drift layer;
a gate insulating film lining the first trench;
a control electrode which is filled in the first trench, inside the gate insulating film, so as to be located in a position
facing the source region, the base layer and the drift layer;

a second trench provided near the first trench and having a depth extending from the principal surface of the base layer to
reach the drift layer so as to be deeper than the first trench;

a first main electrode which is disposed in the second trench to form a Schottky junction between the first main electrode
and a surface of the drift layer located in the second trench so that the first main electrode covers the principal surface
of the source region and the principal surface of the base layer in common;

third trenches each of which has a depth extending from the other principal surface of the silicon carbide semiconductor substrate
to reach the second conductivity type silicon carbide semiconductor layer having the high impurity concentration; and

a second main electrode which is electrically connected to inner surfaces of the third trenches and the other principal surface
of the silicon carbide semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,251,925

CONDUCTIVE PASTE FOR EXTERNAL ELECTRODES AND MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A conductive paste for external electrodes, the conductive paste comprising:
a conductive metal powder including conductive metal particles; and
a conductive amorphous metal powder including amorphous metal particles having a(Si, B)-b(Li, K)-c(V, Mn) in which a+b+c=100
mol %, 20?a?60, 10?b?40, and 2?c?25 are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,252,344

STRUCTURAL COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A structural component comprising:
a carrier;
an optoelectronic semiconductor chip having at least one side surface;
a connecting means;
a contact-making wire connected to the optoelectronic chip at its side facing away from the carrier;
a first shaped body; and
a second shaped body, wherein
the optoelectronic semiconductor chip is mechanically connected to the carrier by means of the connecting means,
the connecting means covers in places the side surface of the optoelectronic semiconductor chip and a surface of the carrier
which faces the optoelectronic semiconductor chip,

the connecting means is arranged directly between the optoelectronic semiconductor chip and the surface of the carrier which
faces the optoelectronic semiconductor chip,

the first shaped body covers an exposed outer surface of the optoelectronic semiconductor chip,
the first shaped body covers an exposed outer surface of the connecting means,
the second shaped body covers an exposed outer surface of the first shaped body, and
the second shaped body has a higher modulus of elasticity at room temperature than the first shaped body.

US Pat. No. 9,251,346

PREVENTING PROPAGATION OF HARDWARE VIRUSES IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a hardware virus detection device, whether an empty connector in a computing system is damaged wherein the
empty connector is blocked from receiving an attachable computing device by a bumper;

determining, by a hardware virus detection device, whether a connector for the attachable computing device is damaged;
responsive to determining that the empty connector is not damaged and that the connector for the attachable computing device
is not damaged, moving the bumper such that the empty connector is not blocked from receiving the attachable computing device;

responsive to determining that the empty connector is damaged or that the connector for the attachable computing device is
damaged, determining whether the attachable computing device can be operatively coupled to the computing system; and

responsive to the determining that the attachable computing device can be operatively coupled to the computing system, moving
the bumper such that the empty connector is not blocked from receiving the attachable computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,249,877

POSITION DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR A SHIFT-BY-WIRE SYSTEM, AND A METHOD THEREOF

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A shift-by-wire system for a vehicle comprising:
a shift lever movable along a shift path between a plurality of range positions arranged in a shift pattern;
a first position sensor configured to sense a position of the shift lever along the shift path, and to generate a corresponding
first position signal having a first x-coordinate value and a first y-coordinate value;

a second position sensor configured to sense the position of the shift lever along the shift path, and to generate a corresponding
second position signal having a second x-coordinate value and a second y-coordinate value; and

a single controller configured to receive both the first position signal from the first position sensor and the second position
signal from the second position sensor, and to determine if at least one of the first position signal and the second position
signal accurately communicates the position of the shift lever.

US Pat. No. 9,253,823

METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE USED AS A HEATING ELEMENT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A structural substrate for an aircraft structure, comprising:
a multi-layer hybrid composite material comprising:
an outermost layer comprising an electrically conductive metal matrix composite operable to conduct electricity to provide
electric heating;

an intermediate layer comprising an electrical insulator coupled to the outermost layer; and
an innermost layer comprising a second composite coupled to the intermediate layer, the intermediate layer operable to electrically
insulate the outermost layer from the innermost layer.

US Pat. No. 9,252,039

ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK APPARATUS

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electrostatic chuck apparatus comprising:
a pedestal part including a side surface;
an electrostatic chuck including an upper surface and a side surface and provided on the pedestal part;
an adhesive part including a side surface and provided between the pedestal part and the electrostatic chuck, the adhesive
part containing a resin adhesive agent that adheres the pedestal part and the electrostatic chuck together;

a recess part provided in a portion of the side surface of the pedestal part and a portion of the side surface of the electrostatic
chuck, the recess part being provided in an area that includes a side surface of the adhesive part, the recess part being
provided along an outer periphery of the pedestal part, an outer periphery of the adhesive part, and an outer periphery of
the electrostatic chuck, the recess part having an upper edge portion that is positioned lower than the upper surface of the
electrostatic chuck; and

a focus ring engaged with the recess part and covering the side surface of the adhesive part.

US Pat. No. 9,252,007

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND FILAMENT

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

13. A filament comprising a tungsten base material, a hafnium layer coating the tungsten base material, and a hafnium carbide
layer coating the hafnium layer.

US Pat. No. 9,253,816

SELF-CONTAINED AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A portable wireless communications node comprising:
a portable platform;
a battery system connected to the portable platform;
an energy harvester connected to the portable platform and configured to charge the battery system;
a group of antennas;
an antenna platform comprising:
a mounting structure;
a mounting post connecting the mounting structure to the portable platform;
a number of interfaces in the mounting structure; and
a number of mounting units connected to the mounting structure at the number of interfaces and connected to a number of antenna
elements for the group of antennas, wherein a mounting unit in the number of mounting units is configured to receive an antenna
element in the number of antenna elements;

a transceiver connected to the portable platform and the group of antennas, wherein the transceiver receives power from the
battery system and is configured to send and receive radio frequency signals through the group of antennas; and

a wireless communications system that comprises the transceiver and is configured to provide three or more of WiFi access,
cellular communications, tactical radio frequency communications, and satellite communications via the group of antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,251,950

MAGNETIC ELEMENT FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A magnetic element for wireless power transmission, which generates an induced electromotive force, comprising:
a conductor portion through which an alternating current flows; and
a magnetic part arranged in parallel to the conductor portion,
wherein the magnetic part includes a resin in which magnetic particles are dispersed, and the conductor portion is at least
partially bonded and integrated with the magnetic part, while being electrically insulated therefrom, by the resin, and

wherein the magnetic particles are either spherical particles or flat particles,
when the magnetic particles are spherical particles, the spherical magnetic particles with a mean grain diameter of 1 ?m to
300 ?m are mixed into the resin for an amount of 50 Vol % to 90 Vol % with respect to the resin, and

when the magnetic particles are flat particles, the flat magnetic particles with a grain diameter of not more than 50 ?m and
with an aspect ratio of 10 or higher are mixed into the resin for an amount of 20 Vol % to 70 Vol % with respect to the resin.

US Pat. No. 9,251,411

AUGMENTED-REALITY SIGNATURE CAPTURE

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method for acquiring a person's signature, comprising:
concurrently acquiring signature information with respect to light movements projected in a signature motion sequence with
an image-processing device; and

wherein the step of concurrently acquiring signature information with respect to the projected light movements comprises (i)
capturing substantially all of the projected light movements in an overexposed signature-information image at selected time
intervals, and (ii) compiling the overexposed signature-information images into a signature image that shows the position
of the light movements at substantially every interval of time in the signature motion sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,250,674

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RESTORING POWER BASED ON FORECASTED LOADS

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for use in restoring power to a power distribution network, said system comprising:
a forecast system configured to generate forecast information about the power distribution network; and
a fault detection, isolation, and recovery (FDIR) system coupled to the power distribution network, said FDIR system including
a processor in communication with a memory, said FDIR system configured to:

generate fault information about at least one zone in the power distribution network;
receive forecast information from said forecast system;
identify at least one alternate source of power for the at least one zone; and
generate a restoration plan based on the fault information and the forecast information, wherein the restoration plan includes
a listing of a collection of switches for powering up the at least one zone by the at least one alternate source of power,
a first safety margin based on a maximum demand for the at least one zone, a second safety margin based on a maximum demand
for the at least one alternate source of power, and a third safety margin based on a maximum current power transfer capacity
for the collection of switches; and

determine whether the at least one zone can be powered up as a result of applying the first safety margin, the second safety
margin, and the third safety margin to the restoration plan.

US Pat. No. 9,252,453

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
a lump of flat electrodes formed by winding an electrode;
a battery pack configured to accommodate the lump of the flat electrodes;
a battery lid configured to seal the battery pack;
an external terminal provided on the battery lid;
an electricity collector configured to connect the electrode and the external terminal; and
laminated portions of the electrode at both end portions of the lump of the flat electrodes in a direction of a wound center
axis are separated into two bundle electrode connecting portions from a center side of the thickness direction of the lump
of the flat electrodes outward of the battery pack,

the electricity collector includes:
a pair of joint plates each including a main plate having an electricity collector joint surface to be joined to each of electrode
joint surfaces provided on the separated two bundle electrode connecting portions and a rib plate bent from the main plate
and extending outward of the battery pack;

a mounting plate extending along an inner surface of the battery lid;
a pair of connecting plates bent from side portions of the mounting plate and extending toward a bottom surface of the battery
pack; and

a pair of coupling plates configured to couple the pair of connecting plates and the pair of joint plates, respectively, wherein
the each one of the pair of coupling plates inclines from one end of the each of the connecting plates toward a center of
the lump of the flat electrodes in the thickness direction, simultaneously extends toward the bottom surface of the battery
pack, and is coupled to the one end of each of the pair of joint plates.

US Pat. No. 9,251,435

SCREENSHOT DATABASE FOR APPLICATION VERIFICATION

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method of processing and storing screenshot images, the method comprising:
receiving, using a computer system, an image, the image depicting a screenshot of results of an application test;
comparing, using the computer system, the image to a plurality of reference images;
selecting, using the computer system, a reference image that is the most similar to the image;
generating, using the computer system, a delta image representing a difference between the reference image and the image;
storing, using the computer system, the delta image with a reference to the reference image; and
balancing, using the computer system, a number of reference images stored in a reference area with a number of delta images
stored in a delta area to maintain one or more of:

a predetermined ratio of reference images to delta images; or
a predetermined ratio of average delta image size to average reference image size.

US Pat. No. 9,250,683

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ALLOWING A HEAD TO ENTER A REDUCED POWER MODE

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first processor having a head;
a second processor having a head; and
a link coupled between the head of the first processor and the head of the second processor for communicating first data therebetween;
wherein the apparatus is operable such that the head of the second processor is capable of entering a head reduced power mode
corresponding to the second processor, while at least a portion of the head of the first processor is configured in a reduced
power mode and while one or more other portions of the head of the first processor is not configured in the reduced power
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,250,486

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
a first substrate including a first gate line and a second gate line which extend in a first direction and are disposed with
a first pitch along a second direction crossing the first direction, a storage capacitance line extending in the first direction
between the first gate line and the second gate line, a first source line and a second source line which extend in the second
direction and are disposed with a second pitch, which is greater than the first pitch, along the first direction, a switching
element electrically connected to the second gate line and the first source line, and a pixel electrode having a cross shape
and surrounded by the first gate line, the second gate line, the first source line and the second source line, the pixel electrode
including a main pixel electrode which extends in the first direction and is located above the storage capacitance line, and
a sub-pixel electrode extending in the second direction;

a second substrate including a common electrode, the common electrode including main common electrodes which extend in the
first direction and are located, respectively, above the first gate line and above the second gate line, and sub-common electrodes
which extend in the second direction and are located, respectively, above the first source line and above the second source
line; and

a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules held between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein a length of the main pixel electrode in the first direction is greater than a length of the sub-pixel electrode in
the second direction,

the switching element includes a drain electrode extending in the second direction immediately below the sub-pixel electrode,
and

an intersection between the main pixel electrode and the sub-pixel electrode of the pixel electrode is in contact with the
switching element.

US Pat. No. 9,252,086

CONNECTOR AND RESIN-SEALED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A connector for electrically connecting a chip electrode, arranged on one main surface of a semiconductor element, to a
lead constituting an external leading terminal of the chip electrode, comprising:
a plate shape portion including a first main surface and a second main surface;
a first interface arranged on the first main surface joined to the chip electrode;
a second interface arranged on the first main surface joined to a base end part of the lead; and
a first step formed between the first interface and an entire surface of the first main surface except for the first interface
and extending in a direction perpendicular to a direction from the first interface toward the second interface such that the
entire surface of the first main surface except for the first interface is arranged away from a surface of the chip electrode,

wherein a height between the surface of the chip electrode and the first main surface except for the first interface is equal
to or less than a half of a thickness of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,253,866

GAS LOCK DEVICE AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A gas lock device for suppressing debris from reaching an optical element, the gas lock device comprising:
a chamber including a passage section and a connection hole that connects an interior surface of the chamber to a lateral
face of the passage section, the optical element is attached to the chamber and seals the passage section, and the intersection
of the connection hole to the lateral face is at an angle with respect to the lateral face;

a gas supply apparatus; and
a pipe, attached at one end to the gas supply apparatus and attached at the other end to the chamber, that defines a flow
channel communicating with the connection hole, such that a flow of gas is directed toward the optical element.

US Pat. No. 9,252,693

STEPPING MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A stepping motor drive device, comprising:
a plurality of insulated gate semiconductor elements provided in parallel that apply drive voltage in a complementary way
to paired coils of a stepping motor, thus driving the stepping motor; and

a fall delay circuit that delays a timing of a fall of input pulse signals applied in a complementary way to the gate of each
insulated gate semiconductor element by a time Td, wherein

Td>Trise?Tfall,

in accordance with a rise time Trise when turning on, and a fall time Tfall when turning off, the insulated gate semiconductor
element.

US Pat. No. 9,252,209

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first semiconductor layer of a first-conductivity-type;
a second semiconductor layer of second-conductivity-type that is provided on a first main surface of the first semiconductor
layer and has an impurity concentration more than that of the first semiconductor layer;

a third semiconductor layer of the first-conductivity-type that is provided on a second main surface of the first semiconductor
layer and has an impurity concentration more than that of the first semiconductor layer; and

a plurality of broad buffer layers of the first conductivity-type that are provided in the first semiconductor layer and each
of the broad buffer layers has an impurity concentration more than that of the first semiconductor layer, and has a mountain-shaped
impurity concentration distribution in which a local maximum value is less than the impurity concentration of the third semiconductor
layer, the mountain-shaped impurity concentration distribution having a peak at the local maximum value and differences of
elevation in a depth direction, wherein a resistivity ?0 (?cm) of the first semiconductor layer satisfies 0.12V0??0 with respect to a rated voltage V0 (V).

US Pat. No. 9,252,166

CAPACITOR FOR TFT ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND DEVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SAME

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A capacitor for a TFT array substrate, the TFT array substrate comprising a TFT gate layer, a gate insulation layer, a
first ITO layer, a TFT active layer, a TFT source-drain layer, a passivation layer and a second ITO layer formed sequentially
on a substrate comprising a display region and a non-display region, wherein the capacitor is formed by portions of the TFT
gate layer, the gate insulation layer, the first ITO layer, the passivation layer and the second ITO layer within the non-display
region.

US Pat. No. 9,251,698

FOREST SENSOR DEPLOYMENT AND MONITORING SYSTEM

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A forestry management system comprising:
a forestry manager configured to:
receive information relating to a number of soil conditions for a location in a forest from a sensor system deployed by a
group of aerial vehicles and

identify a mission based on the number of soil conditions,
wherein the sensor system comprises sensor units having a housing and pins weighted such that the pins penetrate a ground
to generate the information from soil in the location;

wherein the pins include exposed portions and insulated portions such that the insulated portions localize measurements taken
by the exposed portions at a desired depth under a surface of the ground;

wherein moisture is determined based on a measurement of a resistance between the exposed portions of the pins;
wherein the insulated portions localize the measurement of the resistance at the desired depth under the surface of the ground;
wherein the pins include a temperature sensor; and
wherein the sensor units comprise at least one of recoverable sensor units or disposable soil sensor units, the disposable
soil sensor units configured to be deployed and not retrieved having housing comprised of material that is biodegradable.

US Pat. No. 9,251,032

METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer-readable, non-transitory medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a procedure comprising:
retrieving data from a storage unit which indicates processing periods of processes executed by a target apparatus during
a plurality of time windows constituting an analysis period;

calculating, based on the retrieved data, a total processing time for each time window by adding up processing times spent
for execution of the processes in said each time window;

calculating, based on the retrieved data, a total progress quantity for each time window by adding up progress quantities
of the processes executed in said each time window, the progress quantity of a process executed in a time window being calculated
as a ratio of a portion of the process that is executed in the time window to the entire process invoked in response to a
processing request therefor, the ratio being weighted according to a processing time, in low workload conditions, of a process
category to which the executed process belongs;

determining, based on the total processing time and total progress quantity of each time window, a threshold of the total
processing times at which a ratio of an increase of the total progress quantity to an increase of the total processing time
is equal to or smaller than a predetermined value;

detecting time windows whose total processing times are equal to or longer than the threshold;
calculating a ratio of the time windows whose total processing times are equal to or longer than the threshold to a whole
set of the time windows;

determining that a maximum processing capacity of the target apparatus has been reached in the analysis period, when the calculated
ratio is equal to or greater than a predetermined value; and

upon determining that the maximum processing capacity of the target apparatus has been reached in the analysis period, scaling
out with additional servers before the target apparatus falls into full saturation of performance.

US Pat. No. 9,250,536

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND METHOD

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:
providing a beam of radiation using an illumination system;
using a patterning device to impart the radiation beam with a pattern in its cross-section; and
projecting the patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of a substrate;
wherein the illumination system comprises an array of individually controllable elements and associated optical components
arranged to convert the radiation beam into a desired illumination mode; and

wherein an allocation scheme is used to allocate different individually controllable elements to different parts of the illumination
mode, and the allocation scheme includes selecting a number of individually controllable elements which direct radiation to
a given location in the illumination mode, the selection being dependent upon a measured parameter characterizing intensity
of radiation provided from one or more individually controllable elements of the number of individually controllable elements.

US Pat. No. 9,253,878

CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITION AND CONDUCTIVE FILM

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A conductive composition comprising:
an elastomer component;
a fibrous carbon material having a graphite structure and a fiber diameter of not less than 30 nm;
an organic solvent; and
a conductive carbon black having a structure, wherein
the fibrous carbon material is carbon nanotubes of which an intensity ratio (G/D ratio) of a peak (G band) appearing in the
vicinity of 1580 cm?1 to a peak (D band) appearing in the vicinity of 1330 cm?1 of Raman spectrum is not less than 1.8, and

a viscosity measured with a B-type viscometer with an H7 rotor under conditions of a temperature of 25° C. and a rotation
speed of 20 rpm is not more than 200 Pa·s, when a solid content concentration of the conductive composition is not less than
20% by mass.

US Pat. No. 9,253,877

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a plurality of wiring layers and a plurality of insulation layers, the wiring layers and the insulation layers being alternately
stacked;

a plurality of via holes that is formed in the insulation layers;
a plurality of first via wirings that is formed in the via holes to electrically connect the wiring layers to one another;
a plurality of through holes that extends through a lowermost one of the insulation layers in a thickness direction, the lowermost
insulation layer covering a lowermost one of the wiring layers; and

a plurality of second via wirings that is formed in the through holes to define an identification mark, the identification
mark being identifiable as a specific shape including a character, a symbol, or a combination thereof,

wherein a lower surface of each of the second via wirings is exposed from a lower surface of the lowermost insulation layer
and flush with a lower surface of the lowermost wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 9,253,802

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN MULTICARRIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) operable to perform a random access procedure, the WTRU comprising:
circuitry configured to receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) order, wherein the PDCCH order includes a carrier
indicator field (CIF);

the circuitry is further configured in response to the PDCCH order to transmit a random access preamble on a component carrier,
selected from a plurality of component carriers, the component carrier indicated by the CIF, wherein the component carrier
indicated by the CIF is a member of a group of component carriers of the plurality of component carriers, and further wherein
the group of component carriers have a same timing alignment (TA);

the circuitry is further configured to receive a random access response (RAR) on a primary downlink component carrier in response
to the random access preamble, wherein the RAR includes a timing advance; and

the circuitry is further configured to use the timing advance to adjust uplink transmission timing via any component carrier
of the group of component carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,253,778

COEXISTENCE MANAGEMENT SERVICE FOR SPECTRUM SHARING

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of allocating licensed spectrum, the method comprising:
receiving a broadcast that is indicative of an available resource in the licensed spectrum;
receiving a request for access to the licensed spectrum;
determining whether the available resource is suitable to fulfill the request; andif the available resource is suitable to fulfill the request, submitting a bid for the available resource.

US Pat. No. 9,253,297

SOUND-TRANSMITTING MEMBRANE FOR MICROPHONE, SOUND-TRANSMITTING MEMBRANE MEMBER FOR MICROPHONE PROVIDED WITH THE MEMBRANE, MICROPHONE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH MICROPHONE

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A sound-transmitting membrane member for a microphone, comprising:
a sound-transmitting membrane to be disposed to a sound-collecting opening of the microphone and/or a sound-collecting opening
of a casing of an electronic device having the microphone so as to allow sound to transmit through the sound-transmitting
membrane while preventing a foreign matter from entering into a sound transducer of the microphone through the sound-collecting
opening, the sound-transmitting membrane having two main surfaces positioned opposite to each other; and

a double-sided adhesive sheet for bonding the sound-transmitting membrane to a member having the sound-collecting opening
so as to cover the sound-collecting opening,

wherein the double-sided adhesive sheet is placed on a peripheral portion of at least one main surface of the sound-transmitting
membrane,

wherein the sound-transmitting membrane is composed of a nonporous film or a multilayer membrane including a nonporous film,
has a surface density of 30 g/m2 or less, and

has a sound transmission loss of less than 3 dB in a frequency range of 300 to 4000 Hz, and
wherein both of the main surfaces of the sound-transmitting membrane are exposed to an outside of the sound-transmitting membrane
member except for the peripheral portion on which the double-sided adhesive sheet is placed.

US Pat. No. 9,250,931

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CALCULATING SETTINGS FOR A DEVICE, UTILIZING ONE OR MORE CONSTRAINTS

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying a plurality of parameters associated with a device, including descriptions of hardware and software installed
within the device;

creating a directed acyclic graph (DAG) including a plurality of nodes, where each of the nodes represents a unique variation
of the plurality of parameters associated with the device and where at least one node of the DAG is directly pointed to by
two or more additional nodes of the DAG,

determining, for each of the plurality of nodes, a speed associated with the node, where the speed is determined based on
the parameters represented by the node, and

directing the plurality of nodes within the DAG based on the speed associated with each node; and
calculating one or more settings for the device, utilizing the plurality of nodes included within the DAG.

US Pat. No. 9,250,562

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a light source including a plurality of light-emitting portions that are each configured to emit a light beam for exposing
a photosensitive member;

a first light receiving unit configured to receive a plurality of light beams emitted from the plurality of light-emitting
portions;

a deflection unit configured to deflect a plurality of light beams emitted from the plurality of light-emitting portions,
such that the plurality of light beams scan the photosensitive member;

a second light receiving unit configured to, in response to receiving a light beam deflected by the deflection unit, generate
a detection signal indicating that the light beam has been received;

a current control unit configured to execute light power control of causing the plurality of light-emitting elements to emit
light individually and controlling a driving current which is supplied to each of the plurality of light-emitting portions
based on a light reception result of the first light receiving unit receiving a light beam emitted from each of the plurality
of the light-emitting portions, and supply a driving current with a pre-determined value to at least a second light-emitting
portion among the plurality of light-emitting portions, the current control unit being configured to supply driving currents
to a first light-emitting portion and the second light-emitting portion among the plurality of light-emitting portions such
that light beams emitted from the first light-emitting portion and the second light-emitting portion are incident on the second
light receiving unit in sequence; and

a timing control unit configured to measure a time interval between a first detection signal generated due to the second light
receiving unit receiving a light beam from the first light-emitting portion and a second detection signal generated due to
the second light receiving unit receiving a light beam from the second light-emitting portion, and based on the time interval,
control relative emission timings according to which the plurality of light-emitting portions emit the plurality of light
beams,

wherein the current control unit is configured to:
cause the second light receiving unit to generate the first detection signal by supplying, to the first light-emitting portion,
a driving current with a value based on a light reception result of the first light receiving unit receiving the light beam
emitted from the first light-emitting portion; and

cause the second light receiving unit to generate the second detection signal by supplying a driving current with a pre-determined
value to the second light-emitting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,253,897

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
an insulating layer;
a first pad that is embedded in the insulating layer, wherein
an upper surface of the first pad is exposed from an upper surface of the insulating layer, and
the first pad is formed with a recess portion, having a smooth bottom surface, at a center portion of the upper surface of
the first pad; and

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

an adjacent portion of the solder resist layer adjacent to a peripheral portion of the opening portion covers a peripheral
portion of the upper surface of the first pad,

the adjacent portion of the solder resist layer protrudes from the peripheral portion of the upper surface of the first pad
toward the center portion of the first pad so as to cover above the recess portion,

the upper surface of the insulating layer, surfaces of the first pad being in contact with the insulating layer, and the peripheral
portion of the upper surface of the first pad are roughened, and

the surfaces of the first pad being in contact with the insulating layer are smaller in roughness than the upper surface of
the insulating layer and the peripheral portion of the upper surface of the first pad.

US Pat. No. 9,247,746

FUNGICIDAL SUBSTITUTED 1-{2-CYCLYLOXY-2-[2-HALO-4-(4-HALOGEN-PHENOXY)-PHENYL]-ETHYL}-1H-[1,2,4]TRIAZOLE COMPOUNDS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A compound of formula I

wherein:
X1, X2 independently of each other are selected from halogen;

R1 is C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl-C1-C4-alkyl, phenyl, phenyl-C1-C4-alkyl, phenyl-C2-C4-alkenyl or phenyl-C2-C4-alkynyl;

R2 is C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkyl-C1-C4-alkyl, phenyl, phenyl-C1-C4-alkyl, phenyl-C2-C4-alkenyl or phenyl-C2-C4-alkynyl;

wherein the aliphatic moieties of R1 and/or R2 may carry 1, 2, 3 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups Ra which independently of one another are selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, nitro, C1-C4-alkoxy and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;

wherein the cycloalkyl and/or phenyl moieties of R1 and/or R2 may carry 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or up to the maximum number of identical or different groups Rb which independently of one another are selected from:

Rb is selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, nitro, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-halogenalkyl and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;

or an N-oxide or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,253,856

LIGHTING DEVICE AND APPARATUS WITH STANDARDIZED INTERFACE FOR PROCESSING ONE OR MORE SENSED EXTERNAL CONDITIONS

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. An apparatus for use with a light source, the apparatus comprising:
at least two sensor couplings, each sensor coupling being configured to present a standardized sensor connection interface,
the standardized connection interface being compatible with a plurality of different types of sensors;

a first sensor connected to the standardized connection interface of a first of the sensor couplings, the first sensor being
of a first one of the types and located so as to sense a first one of a plurality of conditions not directly related to operation
of the light source, the first sensor being configured to output a first signal responsive to the first sensed condition via
the standardized connection interface of the first sensor coupling;

a second sensor connected to the standardized connection interface of a second of the sensor couplings, the second sensor
being of a second one of the types different from the first type and located so as to sense a second one of the conditions
not directly related to operation of the light source, the second sensor being configured to output a second signal responsive
to the second sensed condition via the standardized connection interface of the second sensor coupling;

a processor coupled to the sensor couplings;
a communication interface accessible by the processor;
a memory accessible to the processor; and
programming stored in the memory, wherein execution of the programming by the processor configures the processor to implement
functions, including functions to:

receive, in a standardized signal format, the first signal from the first sensor;
deliver, in a standardized data format and based at least in part on the first signal, data representing the first condition
sensed by the first sensor to a first application program corresponding at least in part to the first one type of the first
sensor;

enable processing of the data representing the first sensed condition by the processor on behalf of the first application
program;

communicate, via the communication interface and in a standardized communications format enabled by the programming, information
resulting from processing of the data representing the first sensed condition;

receive, in the standardized signal format, the second signal from the second sensor;
deliver, in the standardized data format and based at least in part on the second signal, data representing the second condition
sensed by the second sensor to a second application program corresponding at least in part to the second one type of the second
sensor;

enable processing of the data representing the second sensed condition by the processor on behalf of the second application
program; and

communicate, via the communication interface and in the standardized communications format enabled by the programming, information
resulting from processing of the data representing the second sensed condition.

US Pat. No. 9,252,627

WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising: a housing having one or more walls, defining a through-hole, configured to retain an electronic
device in the through-hole, wherein the housing is configured to retain the electronic device in the through-hole while leaving
at least a first face and a second face of the electronic device substantially exposed; at least one coil configured to receive
energy wirelessly, the at least one coil extending along at least one wall of the housing and about a peripheral surface of
the electronic device that extends between the first and second faces of the electronic device; and an electrical connector
configured to provide energy received by the at least one coil to an electronic device retained in the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 9,252,505

TERMINAL CONNECTOR, ELECTRIC WIRE WITH TERMINAL CONNECTOR, AND METHOD OF CONNECTING TERMINAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRIC WIRE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A terminal connector comprising:
a crimp portion to be crimped to an electric wire having an oxide film thereon, the crimp portion including:
a base material;
an aluminum layer or an aluminum alloy layer on a surface of the base material; and
an alumite layer on a surface of the aluminum layer or the aluminum alloy layer, the alumite layer being a porous layer with
a crystal structure denser than the oxide film and being harder than the base material, the alumite layer having a thickness
of 1 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 9,251,025

MANAGED RELIABILITY OF DATA STORAGE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to:
receive a first status of a computer peripheral, the first status indicating a failure is predicted;
modify the first status to reflect a second status to indicate that no failure is predicted; and
report the second status to a host instead of reporting the first status.

US Pat. No. 9,250,051

SQUIB INITIATION SEQUENCER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for sequentially initiating a plurality of squibs in one or more release mechanisms, the method comprising:
firing a first squib and a second squib of the plurality of squibs at the same time by passing a current generated by a power
source through the first squib and the second squib;

in response to determining that the current through the first squib is below a minimum threshold amount, disconnecting the
first squib from the power source; and

in response to determining that the current through the first squib and a current through the second squib are both below
the minimum threshold amount, firing a third squib of the plurality of squibs.

US Pat. No. 9,248,877

VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A vehicle, comprising:
a vehicle body frame;
a power unit supported by the vehicle body frame;
a steering system supported by the vehicle body frame;
a pair of driving wheels spaced apart from each other in a vehicle width direction;
a transmission unit configured to transmit a driving force generated by the power unit to the pair of driving wheels and to
cause the pair of driving wheels to always rotate at a same rotation speed; and

a vehicle body vibration control damper that is arranged to extend between a first portion and a second portion spaced apart
from each other, each of the first portion and the second portion being located on the vehicle body frame or a member fixed
to the vehicle body frame, and configured to generate a damping force relative to vibration that changes a distance between
the first portion and the second portion; wherein

the vehicle body vibration control damper includes oil, pressurized gas, and a spring sealed therein;
the first portion and the second portion are spaced apart from each other in a vehicle front-back direction;
the vehicle body frame includes a metal pipe;
the vehicle body frame includes a cabin frame that constitutes a portion of a cabin configured to be occupied by an occupant
of the vehicle; and

at least a portion of the cabin frame includes the metal pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,248,326

SCALABLE CARGO FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for scaling cargo fire-suppression agent distribution, comprising:
detecting an operation condition;
selecting a supply source unit subset of a set of fire-suppression agent supply source units to provide a selected supply
source unit subset if the operation condition indicated a descent;

discharging a fire-suppressant agent at a discharge rate directly from the selected supply source unit subset into a vehicle
ducting; and

distributing the fire-suppression agent into a contained volume at the discharge rate from the selected supply source unit
subset during the descent.

US Pat. No. 9,253,624

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE PROVIDING COMMUNICATION PATHWAY DETERMINATION ASSISTANCE

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method comprising:
in a mobile communication device operable for communication over a plurality of different networks,
accessing availability information for determining available networks among the plurality of different networks for communication
by the mobile communication device;

determining the available networks using the availability information;
accessing user preference information for respective networks of the available networks, including retrieving from memory
a user profile of criteria reflecting user preferences for network communication, including,

retrieving data defining a plurality of weighting factors defined by a user of the mobile communication device, including
retrieving data defining a user-defined weighting factor for monetary information associated with the available networks;
retrieving data defining a user-defined weighting factor for communication quality associated with the available networks;
and

retrieving data defining a user-defined weighting factor for communication reliability associated with the available networks;
using the user preference information, providing user assistance for determining a selected network among the available networks;
and

communicating over the selected network.

US Pat. No. 9,253,391

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR TRACKING OF FOCUS POSITION

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image capture apparatus comprising:
an image sensor;
a computation unit that computes a focus evaluation value indicating contrast of a subject image included in a focus detection
area using an image signal output from the image sensor;

a first focus adjustment unit that performs focus adjustment through a reciprocating motion of a focus lens;
a second focus adjustment unit that performs focus adjustment by moving the focus lens in a direction toward which the focus
evaluation value increase,

a blur detection unit that detects a blur amount of the subject image; and
a control unit that performs an operation for identifying a direction of a focus position using the first focus adjustment
unit and then performs an operation for identifying the focus position,

wherein in a case that the blur amount is larger than or equal to a first threshold, the control unit performs the operation
for identifying the focus position using the first focus adjustment unit without using the second focus adjustment unit, and

wherein when the blur amount is smaller than the first threshold, the control unit performs the operation for identifying
the focus position using the first focus detection unit and the second focus detection unit.

US Pat. No. 9,250,221

STANDARD SAMPLE AND METHOD OF PREPARING SAME

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A method of preparing a standard sample, the method comprising:
forming a second layer containing an analysis target element on an entirety of an upper surface of a first layer which is
formed on a substrate;

dissolving the first and second layers to form a plurality of droplets containing the analysis target element on the substrate;
and

drying the droplets to form a plurality of particles containing the analysis target element on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,252,000

MICROWAVE WAVEGUIDE APPARATUS, PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A microwave waveguide apparatus for generating plasma, comprising:
a waveguide including an introduction waveguide and an annular waveguide, the annular waveguide having a first end portion
and a second end portion and configured to propagate a microwave from an input end of the waveguide such that the microwave
propagates from the first end portion to the second end portion in the annular waveguide;

a circulator device having a first port, a second port coupled to the first end portion, and a third port coupled to the second
end portion, the circulator device being configured such that the microwave is received at the first port, propagates from
the second port to the first end portion of the annular waveguide, is received at the third port from the second end portion
and is returned toward the input end; and

a matching device interposed between the input end and the circulator device and configured to reflect a portion of the microwave
received at the third port of the circulator device and returned toward the input end to the first port of the circulator
device,

wherein the introduction waveguide is connected to the input end and the first port of the circulator device, and the annular
waveguide has the first end portion coupled to the second port of the circulator device and the second end portion coupled
to the third port of the circulator device and has a slot-hole portion extending along a propagation direction of the microwave
propagating in the annular waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,251,830

WAVEGUIDE CLADDING LAYER WITH TRANSPARENT HEAT SINK FOR HEAT-ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING DEVICE

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a slider of a magnetic recording head having an air bearing surface (ABS);
a write pole terminating at or near the ABS;
a near-field transducer (NFT) adjacent the write pole; and
an optical waveguide adjacent the NFT and configured to communicate light through the slider and to the NFT, the waveguide
comprising:

a first cladding layer proximate the NFT;
a second cladding layer distal of the NFT and having a terminal end spaced apart from the ABS;
a core between the first and second cladding layers; and
a transparent heat sink layer abutting the terminal end of the second cladding layer and terminating at the ABS, the heat
sink layer having a thermal conductivity greater than that of the second cladding layer.

US Pat. No. 9,250,712

METHOD AND APPLICATION FOR SCANNING A BARCODE WITH A SMART DEVICE WHILE CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING AND DISPLAYING AN APPLICATION ON THE SMART DEVICE DISPLAY

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A barcode scanning application for a smartphone, the smart phone having an embedded camera, a visual display, and an operating
system, the operating system communicatively coupling the embedded camera and the visual display; the barcode scanning application
comprising:
a custom software input panel, the custom software input panel being provided with a barcode scanning key; the custom software
input panel occupying a first portion of the visual display;

a keyboard wedge capable of translating barcode data into keyboard strokes;
the barcode scanning application being communicatively coupled through the operating system to the embedded camera, the keyboard
wedge and the custom software input panel; the barcode scanning application being configured to operate while a different
application is running and being displayed continuously on a second portion of the visual display;

the custom software input panel being configured to initiate the barcode scanning application when the barcode scanning key
is touched;

the barcode scanning application, once initialized, being configured to cause the custom software input panel to be removed
from the first portion of the visual display and to open a barcode viewfinder on the portion of the visual display previously
occupied by the custom software input panel;

the barcode scanning application being configured to scan a barcode in the viewfinder, close the viewfinder, decode the scanned
barcode, and send the barcode information to the keyboard wedge; and

the keyboard wedge being configured to translate the decoded barcode information into keyboard strokes, and to send the keyboard
strokes to be displayed within the different application running and displayed continuously on the second portion of the visual
display.

US Pat. No. 9,250,600

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING RESIN FRAME FOR SUPPORTING IMAGE FORMING UNITS HAVING PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBERS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a plurality of image forming units respectively having a photosensitive drum rotatable about a rotary axis and arranged side
by side in an arrangement direction orthogonal to the rotary axis;

a support member configured to support the plurality of image forming units;
a frame, which is made of resin, is arranged at one end-side of the photosensitive drum in a direction of the rotary axis
and is configured to support the support member;

a first beam member, which is made of metal, has a long shape extending in the orthogonal direction, is arranged along an
outer surface of the frame and is fixed to the frame; and

a plurality of electrodes, which is supported to the frame and is configured to supply power to the plurality of image forming
units,

wherein the frame comprises:
a plurality of support projections, which protrudes inwardly from an inner surface of the frame and is configured to support
the plurality of electrodes, and

a projection part, which is arranged at an outer position of the plurality of support projections, at which the projection
part overlaps with the support member, as viewed from the direction of the rotary axis, and is contactable to the support
member in a case where the support member is moved towards the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,252,238

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES WITH COPLANAR RECESSED GATE LAYERS AND FABRICATION METHODS

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A method comprising:
fabricating a semiconductor structure, the fabricating comprising:
providing a gate structure over a semiconductor substrate, the gate structure comprising multiple conformal gate layers and
a gate material disposed within the multiple conformal gate layers;

recessing a portion of the multiple conformal gate layers below an upper surface of the gate structure, wherein upper surfaces
of the recessed, multiple conformal gate layers are coplanar; and

removing a portion of the gate material to facilitate an upper surface of a remaining portion of the gate material to be coplanar
with an upper surface of the recessed, multiple conformal gate layers.

US Pat. No. 9,252,186

PIXEL ARRAY AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel array, comprising a two-dimensional array that is formed by arranging a plurality of color sub-pixels and a plurality
of white sub-pixels in a row direction and in a column direction, the plurality of color sub-pixels include color sub-pixels
in three different colors, wherein,
in a same row, color sub-pixels with a same color lie in odd-numbered columns and even-numbered columns of the two-dimensional
array, respectively, so as to form odd-numbered column sub-pixels and even-numbered column sub-pixels;

for color sub-pixels with each color in each row, color sub-pixels with the same color in the same row are arranged so that,
the odd-numbered column sub-pixels and the even-numbered column sub-pixels alternate one by one, or they are disposed by way
of groups each including two odd-numbered column sub-pixels alternating with even-numbered column sub-pixels or by way of
groups each including two even-numbered column sub-pixels alternating with odd-numbered column sub-pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,252,112

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

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

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:
a lower package to which a lower element is mounted and including a first seed pattern portion;
a second seed pattern portion formed on the first seed pattern portion;
a metal post connected to the lower package through the second seed pattern portion and including at least one metal material
portion; and

an upper package to which an upper element is mounted, and which is connected to the metal post via a solder ball;
wherein the second seed pattern portion is in direct physical contact with a side surface of the metal post.

US Pat. No. 9,251,557

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RECOVERING FROM A MEMORY UNDERFLOW CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH GENERATING VIDEO SIGNALS

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method comprising:
determining that a first counter is greater than a second counter, wherein the first counter represents a number of pixels
that have been read by a display pipeline for a current frame and the second counter represents a number of pixels requested
from a memory for the current frame;

incrementing an address corresponding to a memory fetch request by an offset; and
issuing the memory fetch request to a memory,
wherein the offset is equal to the difference between the first counter and the second counter plus a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,253,175

AUTHENTICATION OF COMPUTING DEVICES USING AUGMENTED CREDENTIALS TO ENABLE ACTIONS-PER-GROUP

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An authentication system comprising:
an authenticator;
an authentication server; and
an association table associated with the authentication server, the authenticator, and one or more computing devices capable
of a network connection with the authenticator, the association table:

mapping ports of the authenticator and one or more credentials identifying the one or more computing devices, and
configured to be used by the authentication server to authenticate the one or more computing devices, the authentication being
based on the one or more credentials mapped in the association table to the ports that connect the one or more computing devices
to the authenticator, the authentication being effective to permit an enabling action or a disabling action of at least one
of the one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,252,832

HIGH-FREQUENCY CIRCUIT AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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

1. A high-frequency circuit comprising:
first duplexers, each including:
a first transmit filter having a first transmit band,
a first receive filter having a first receive band, and
a first common terminal to which a first end of the first transmit filter and a first end of the first receive filter are
commonly connected;

a first switch that selects and connects one of the first common terminals to a first antenna;
an LPF (low pass filter) or BPF (band pass filter) that is connected between the first antenna and the first switch, and passes
a signal in the first transmit band and the first receive band; and

a second duplexer including:
a second transmit filter having a second transmit band higher in frequency than the first transmit band,
a second receive filter having a second receive band higher in frequency than the first receive band, and
a second common terminal that is connected to a second antenna and to which a first end of the second transmit filter and
a first end of the second receive filter are commonly connected,

wherein a transmit of a transmit signal of the first transmit band and a receive of a receive signal of the second receive
band are performed simultaneously, and

wherein a frequency of a second order harmonics or a third order harmonics of the transmit signal overlaps the second receive
band.

US Pat. No. 9,250,664

IHS COMPONENT COOLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system (IHS) component cooling system, comprising:
an IHS component;
at least one fan in fluid communication with the IHS component; and
a fan controller coupled to the IHS component, the at least one fan, and a storage device that includes a plurality IHS component
target temperatures that are each associated with a different ambient temperature, wherein the fan controller is operable
to:

receive a first ambient temperature;
determine a first IHS component target temperature that is associated with the first ambient temperature and that is at least
15 degrees Celsius below a control temperature of the IHS component;

receive a first temperature of the IHS component;
operate the at least one fan in order to reduce the first temperature of the IHS component to the first IHS component target
temperature;

receive a second ambient temperature;
determine a second IHS component target temperature that is associated with the second ambient temperature, that is different
than the first IHS component target temperature, and that is at most 5 degrees Celsius below the control temperature of the
IHS component;

receive a second temperature of the IHS component; and
operate the at least one fan in order to reduce the second temperature of the IHS component to the second IHS component target
temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,249,293

COMPOSITE PARTICLE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND RESIN COMPOSITION

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A composite particle comprising:
an aluminum nitride particle;
a first coating layer that contains a-alumina and coats at least a part of a region of a surface of the aluminum nitride particle;
and

a second coating layer that contains organic matter and coats a region other than the first coating layer of the surface of
the aluminum nitride particle.

US Pat. No. 9,253,743

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCED LATENCY AND IMPROVED BEACON RECEPTION IN DEVICES CAPABLE OF PROVIDING MULTIPLE WIRELESS INTERFACES VIA A SINGLE RADIO

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method for controlling beacon reception in a multi-interface device that supports multiple wireless interfaces via a
single radio, comprising:
utilizing the single radio to communicate with a first device over a first wireless channel and to communicate with a second
device over a second wireless channel;

determining that a difference in time between a transmission of a first beacon by the first device over the first wireless
channel and a transmission of a second beacon by the second device over the second wireless channel is less than a predetermined
amount of time; and

in response to determining that the difference in time is less than the predetermined amount of time, sending a request from
the multi-interface device to either the first device or the second device to shift the transmission of future beacons by
a requested offset time.

US Pat. No. 9,253,381

CAMERA MODULE HAVING ROTATION PREVENTION MEANS

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

1. A camera module, the camera module comprising:
a module part including a lens assembly formed with at least one lens, an image sensor having an image pickup device for converting
light concentrated through the lens to an electrical signal, and a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) mounted with the image sensor;

a case supporting the module part by accommodating the module part;
a driving part tilting the module part; and
a rotation prevention unit inhibiting the module part from rotating but allowing tilting with respect to the case,
wherein the rotation prevention unit includes protrusive prevention parts disposed on the case, a lug protrusively formed
at the module part and positioned between the protrusive prevention parts, and a groove part disposed on the case for the
lug to be inserted into.

US Pat. No. 9,252,497

HYBRID SINGLE APERTURE INCLINED ANTENNA

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A single antenna aperture of an antenna system, the single antenna aperture comprising:
multiple receiving elements and multiple transmitting elements;
wherein the multiple receiving elements are interleaved with the multiple transmitting elements, wherein the multiple receiving
elements are oriented in a first direction, wherein the multiple transmitting elements are oriented in a second direction,
and wherein the first direction is inverted relative to the second direction, and wherein the multiple receiving elements
are “T”-shaped and wherein the multiple transmitting elements are “T”-shaped; and

wherein a first receiving element of the multiple receiving elements is located within a distance of about 0.5 wavelengths
or less of a first transmitting element of the multiple transmitting elements, wherein a wavelength is based on the highest
designed radiated frequency of the antenna system, and wherein the distance between the first receiving element and the first
transmitting element is measured from the approximate center of the first receiving element to the approximate center of the
first transmitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,252,218

SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor element comprising:
a structure in which a thin film of Ni2Si and TiC formed by sintering after deposition of a thin layer including Ni and a thin layer of Ti is disposed on a silicon
carbide substrate and has a layer including TiC formed by TiC precipitation on a surface, wherein

the silicon carbide semiconductor element is further structured such that a multilayer thin film is formed on a surface of
the layer including TiC, the multilayer thin film including a Ti layer as a first thin film and an Ni layer as a second thin
film, and

a composition ratio of C derived from the layer including TiC is 15% or more at an interface between the layer including TiC
and the Ti layer of the multilayer thin film.

US Pat. No. 9,249,170

CYCLIC ALKYL AMINO CARBENE (CAAC) RUTHENIUM COMPLEXES AS IMPROVED CATALYSTS FOR ETHENOLYSIS REACTIONS

California Institute of T...

1. A compound, wherein the compound is
(A) a compound of Formula I:

wherein, independently for each occurrence,
X is, independently for each occurrence, alkoxy or halo;
R2 is, independently for each occurrence, alkyl;

R3 is alkyl;

R4 is alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, or heteroaralkyl;

or R3 and R4, taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a five-, six-, or ten-membered cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl
ring;

R5 is alkyl;

R6 is H or alkyl, provided that (i) R5 and R6 are not the same, and (ii) R6 has fewer atoms than R5; and

R7 is alkyl;

(B) a compound of Formula II:

wherein, independently for each occurrence,
X is, independently for each occurrence, alkoxy or halo;
R2 is, independently for each occurrence, alkyl;

R3 is alkyl;

R4 is alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, or heteroaralkyl;

or R3 and R4, taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a five-, six-, or ten-membered cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl
ring;

R5 is, independently for each occurrence, alkyl; and

R7 is alkyl;

(C) a compound of Formula III:

wherein, independently for each occurrence,
X is, independently for each occurrence, alkoxy or halo;
R2 is alkyl;

R3 is alkyl;

R5 is, independently for each occurrence, methyl or ethyl;

R7 is alkyl; and

R8 is aryl or heteroaryl; or

(D) a compound of Formula IV:

wherein, independently for each occurrence,
X is, independently for each occurrence, alkoxy or halo;
R2 is alkyl;

R3 is alkyl;

R5 is, independently for each occurrence, alkyl;

R7 is alkyl; and

R9 is C2-C6 alkyl;

or R3 and R9, taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a five-, or ten-membered cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl
ring.

US Pat. No. 9,253,898

RIGID FLEX BOARD MODULE AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A rigid flex board module, comprising:
a rigid flex circuit board, comprising:
a flexible circuit board including a bending portion and a jointing portion connected to the bending portion;
a first rigid circuit board disposed on the jointing portion and exposing the bending portion, and the first rigid circuit
board electrically connected to the flexible circuit board; and

a first adhesive layer connected between the first rigid circuit board and the jointing portion;
a high-density interconnected circuit board arranged in and electrically connected to the first rigid circuit board, wherein
the total number of layers of high-density interconnected circuit board is larger than the total number of layers of the flexible
circuit board;

at least one pair of multi-layer circuit layers respectively configured at two sides of the rigid flex circuit board and two
sides of the high-density interconnected circuit board; and

a plurality of conductive posts electrically connected to the pair of multi-layer circuit layers, the high-density interconnected
circuit board, and the first rigid circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,252,340

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A light emitting device package comprising:
a first electrode and a second electrode electrically isolated from each other;
at least one light emitting device electrically connected to each of the first electrode and the second electrode to emit
light having a first wavelength; and

phosphors excited by light having a blue wavelength emitted from the light emitting device to emit light having a second wavelength,
the phosphors including a silicate-based first phosphor emitting light having a yellow wavelength, a nitride-based second
phosphor emitting light having a green wavelength, and a nitride-based third phosphor emitting light having a red wavelength,
wherein a full width at half maximum of the spectrum of mixed light, emitted from the first phosphor to the third phosphor
as the phosphors are excited by light having a blue wavelength, is 110 nm or more.

US Pat. No. 9,253,445

TERMINAL MULTIPOINT CONTROL UNIT, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING HIGH DEFINITION MULTIPLE PICTURES

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for implementing high definition multiple pictures, comprising following steps of:
a terminal receiving a capability set sent by a Multipoint Control Unit (MCU), the capability set including a high definition
video code stream format calculated by the MCU according to video conference control information;

the terminal encoding a high definition video image according to the video code stream format and sending an encoded high
definition video code stream to the MCU;

the terminal receiving a high definition multipicture video code stream image obtained after the MCU synthesizes the high
definition video code stream image into multiple pictures and displaying the high definition multipicture video code stream
image;

wherein, the video conference control information comprises a number of pictures of a conference, a picture number of the
terminal, and whether the terminal is viewed by other terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,252,860

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A SECOND STEERING MATRIX BASED ON A FIRST STEERING MATRIX FOR USE IN TRANSMIT BEAMFORMING OF A PACKET IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. An apparatus configured to perform transmit beamforming of a packet, the apparatus comprising:
a steering matrix cache unit configured to store a first steering matrix, wherein the first steering matrix includes weights
set forth in n rows and c columns that are applicable to be applied to the packet in transmit beamforming of the packet; and

a read control unit configured to
i) generate a second steering matrix having weights set forth in less than n rows or less than c columns, wherein the weights
of the second steering matrix are selected from the weights of the first steering matrix, and

ii) provide the weights from the second steering matrix for the transmit beamforming of the packet.

US Pat. No. 9,250,005

AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE WITH HEAT PUMP CYCLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An air conditioner for a vehicle, comprising:
a vapor compression refrigeration cycle including an outdoor heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between refrigerant
and air outside of a vehicle compartment, and an indoor heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between the refrigerant
and air to be blown into the vehicle compartment, the vapor compression refrigerant cycle being configured to be switchable
between a heat pump cycle in which a heat amount absorbed from the outdoor heat exchanger is radiated to the indoor heat exchanger
to heat air to be blown into the vehicle compartment, and a cooler cycle in which a heat amount absorbed from the indoor heat
exchanger is radiated to the outdoor heat exchanger; and

a controller configured to control the vapor compression refrigeration cycle, wherein
the controller causes the vapor compression refrigeration cycle to be operated as the cooler cycle so as to perform a defrosting
control of the outdoor heat exchanger when the controller determines that the outdoor heat exchanger is frosted,

the controller is configured to perform a pre-air conditioning control that starts air conditioning in the vehicle compartment
when a passenger turns on a predetermined switch before riding in the vehicle, and

in a case where the controller determines that the outdoor heat exchanger is frosted, the controller prohibits the defrosting
control when performing the pre-air conditioning control, and performs the defrosting control when the pre-air conditioning
control is not performed.

US Pat. No. 9,249,435

PROCESS FOR THE IMPROVED SEPARATION OF A HYDROPHOBIC ORGANIC SOLUTION FROM AN AQUEOUS CULTURE MEDIUM

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. An enzymatic two-phase system process, comprising:
preparing an aqueous culture medium of a metabolically active cell having a decreased activity;
contacting the aqueous culture medium with a hydrophobic organic solution comprising a substrate for biotransformation;
conducting a biotransformation of the substrate; and
separating the hydrophobic organic solution comprising a biotransformed substrate from the aqueous culture medium;
wherein
the decreased activity of the metabolically active cell is in comparison to a wild-type of the active cell,
the decreased activity is of at least of one enzyme that catalyses one reaction of ?-oxidation of fatty acids, and
the metabolically active cell comprises a recombinant alkane hydroxylase of alkB type.
US Pat. No. 9,248,447

POLYMERS FOR USE IN CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATION OF LIQUIDS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A blood collection tube for separation of whole blood into a cell-depleted phase and a cell-enriched phase comprising:
a polymerizable composition having a predetermined density and flowability effective to allow sedimentation of the composition
under a centrifugal force to a position between the cell-depleted phase and the cell-enriched phase;

wherein the polymerizable composition has a composition effective to retain the predetermined flowability during irradiation
sterilization, and to allow subsequent UV curing to a hardness of at least 10 on a Shore A hardness scale within ten minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,252,971

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING CONNECTIONS AS A DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL CROSS-CONNECT OVER A PACKET NETWORK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computerized method, comprising:
receiving, at an interface of a network device, a request to provision a path for a requested wireless communication service,
the path associated with at least a portion of a packet network;

determining, by one or more processors of the network device, whether a router is required by a type of virtual circuit used
by the requested wireless communication service, wherein the determination comprises:

determining a type of wireless communication service requested;
determining the type of virtual circuit associated with the requested wireless communication service, wherein the type of
virtual circuit is selected from the group consisting of: an Asynchronous Transfer Mode Adaptation Layer-2 (AAL2) virtual
circuit and an Asynchronous Transfer Mode Adaptation Layer-5 (AALS) virtual circuit; and

determining whether the router is required based on the type of virtual circuit associated with the requested wireless communication
service;

if the router is not required, provisioning a first connection between a first gateway and a second gateway, wherein the first
connection does not include the router;

if the router is required, provisioning a second connection between the first gateway and the router, and provisioning a third
connection between the router and the second gateway;

at least one of associating and disassociating a first endpoint of the first gateway and a second endpoint of the second gateway
with one or more of the connections; and

storing, in a non-transitory computer readable medium, an object model comprising at least a portion of the path;
wherein when the type of virtual circuit associated with the requested wireless communication service is an AAL5 virtual circuit,
associating the first and second endpoints with one or more of the connections comprises:

generating a Realtime Transfer Protocol (RTP) port value associated with the one or more connections, wherein the one or more
connections are at least a portion of the virtual circuit that requires the router;

mapping the RTP port value to a first Digital Signal level 0 (DSO) connection at the first gateway; and
mapping the RTP port value to a second DSO connection at the second gateway;
wherein when the type of virtual circuit associated with the requested wireless communication service is an AAL2 virtual circuit,
associating the first and second endpoints with one or more of the connections comprises:

generating a channel identifier (CID) associated with the one or more connections, wherein the one or more connections are
at least a portion of the virtual circuit that does not require the router;

mapping the CID to a first Digital Signal level 0 (DSO) connection at the first gateway; and
mapping the CID to a second Digital Signal level 0 (DSO) connection at the second gateway.

US Pat. No. 9,252,729

AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF AMPLIFYING A SIGNAL IN AN AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. An amplifier circuit, comprising:
an input, for receiving an input signal to be amplified;
an amplifier, for amplifying the input signal;
a switched power supply, having a switching frequency, for providing at least one supply voltage to the amplifier; and
a dither block, for dithering the switching frequency of the switched power supply;
wherein the dither block is controlled based on a control signal, wherein the control signal is based on at least one of the
input signal and a volume signal for controlling a variable gain applied to the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,248,666

DRYING APPARATUS AND PRINTING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A drying apparatus for drying ink adhering to a print medium, the drying apparatus comprising:
a heater facing a transportation path where the print medium is transported;
a blowing source configured to blow air to the heater; and
a casing configured to enclose the heater, the casing comprising:
an inflow port into which the air from the blowing source flows; and
a blowing port configured to narrow and blow warm air heated with the heater to the transportation path outside the casing
in a direction along the transportation path;

an exhaust unit disposed outside the casing and configured to exhaust the warm air blown through the blowing port to the transportation
path;

a suction unit configured to supply air to the blowing source; and
a warm-air circulator configured to supply the warm air collected in the exhaust unit to the suction unit, the suction unit
comprising:

an outside-air suction port configured to suck outside air;
a warm-air suction port provided as the exhaust unit and the warm-air circulator on a path connecting the blowing source and
the outside-air suction port, and configured to suck the warm air blown to the transportation path;

a suction-blowing source provided on the path adjacent to the outside-air suction port rather than the warm-air suction port,
and configured to suck the outside air; and

a dry controller configured to change difference in quantity of air between the blowing source and the suction-blowing source,
wherein

the suction-blowing source is set to blow a smaller quantity of air than the blowing source.

US Pat. No. 9,253,063

BI-DIRECTIONAL VIDEO COMPRESSION FOR REAL-TIME VIDEO STREAMS DURING TRANSPORT IN A PACKET SWITCHED NETWORK

Google Technology Holding...

1. A method of video compression in a packet switched network, the method comprising:
detecting a real-time flow comprising multiple packets;
determining whether the real-time flow corresponds to a video based on an analysis of at least one of the packets;
retrieving parameter values corresponding to the real-time flow, the parameter values comprising an optimal end-to-end delay;
calculating an estimated end-to-end delay to a target of the real-time flow based on an actual delay from a source of the
real-time flow to an intermediate receiving node and an estimated remaining transport delay from the intermediate receiving
node to the target;

evaluating a processing opportunity delay by comparing the estimated end-to-end delay to the target with the optimal end-to-end
delay for the real-time flow;

initiating bi-directional compression of one or more frames of the video, the initiating responsive to one or more of the
processing opportunity delay or the estimated remaining transport delay to the target; and

forwarding the real-time flow to the target.

US Pat. No. 9,252,096

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
a core substrate including a first wiring layer;
an interlayer insulating layer formed by a resin layer containing fiber reinforcement material formed on the core substrate
and a primer layer formed on the resin layer containing fiber reinforcement material, and the interlayer insulating layer
having a via hole reaching the first wiring layer, wherein the resin layer has a top surface furthest away from the core substrate,
and wherein the primer layer is formed exclusively on an entire region of the top surface of the resin layer, and the primer
layer is formed of a resin film; and

a second wiring layer formed on the primer layer, and connected to the first wiring layer through the via hole,
wherein a thickness of the primer layer is set thinner than a thickness of the resin layer containing fiber reinforcement
material, and no wiring layer exists between the resin layer containing fiber reinforcement material and the primer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,250,421

ZOOM LENS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A zoom lens comprising:
a first lens group having a positive refractive power;
a second lens group having a negative refractive power;
a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and
a rear lens group having a positive refractive power,
wherein the first lens group, the second lens group, the third lens group, and the rear lens group are sequentially disposed
from an object side,

wherein during zooming from a wide angle position to a telephoto position, an interval between the first lens group and the
second lens group is increased, and an interval between the second lens group and the third lens group is decreased,

wherein the rear lens group comprises, sequentially from the object side, a first sub-group having a positive refractive power,
a second sub-group having a negative refractive power, and a third sub-group having a positive refractive power, and focusing
in the nearest position is performed by moving the second sub-group toward an image surface side,

wherein the first sub-group comprises
at least one aspheric surface in which positive refractive power is decreased toward a peripheral portion thereof, and
a cemented lens in which a negative lens and a positive lens are bonded to each other, and
wherein the zoom lens satisfies the following conditions:
0.2
0.2<|fb|/frt<1.0, and

0.2
wherein “frt” denotes a focal length of the rear lens group at the telephoto position, “fa” denotes a focal length of the
first sub-group, “fb” denotes a focal length of the second sub-group, and “ft” denotes a focal length of the zoom lens at
the telephoto position.

US Pat. No. 9,250,084

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING USING MULTIPLE MODALITIES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system for navigating comprising:
an interface operable to:
receive an identification of a destination inside a building;
receive position information of a first modality comprising global positioning satellite (GPS) information, the position information
of the first modality associated with a navigation unit;

a processor coupled to the interface, wherein the processor is operable to:
determine directions from a current location of the navigation unit to the destination inside the building;
detect that the navigation unit is within range of a radio frequency identification (RFID) network associated with the building,
the building comprising a plurality of RFID tags;

wherein the interface is further operable to:
receive RFID position information of the navigation unit;
the processor further operable to:
navigate to the destination inside the building based on the GPS and RFID position information by automatically switching
from GPS to RFID upon the detection that the navigation unit is within range of the RFID network associated with the building,
wherein the processor utilizes GPS information outside the building and RFID information inside the building for the navigation;
and

wherein the processor is further operable to receive instructions to dynamically program one or more RFID tags of the plurality
of RFID tags to transmit a user request to a navigation unit in the RFID network.

US Pat. No. 9,248,912

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY VENTILATION OF AN AIRCRAFT CABIN

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for emergency ventilation of an aircraft cabin of an aircraft, the aircraft located in an external aircraft environment,
the method comprising:
controlling at least one first valve, the first valve being arranged in a first aircraft fuselage area in the underfloor area,
such that during normal operation the first valve serves as an air outlet valve of an aircraft cabin pressure control system,
such that air from inside the aircraft cabin is conducted to the first aircraft fuselage area of aircraft and is discharged
into the external aircraft environment through the opened first valve, and such that during an emergency ventilation operation
the first valve serves as an air inlet valve such that air is supplied from the external aircraft environment into the first
aircraft fuselage area through the opened first valve and is conducted from the first aircraft fuselage area into the aircraft
cabin;

controlling at least one second valve, the second valve being arranged in a second aircraft fuselage area in the underfloor
area spaced apart from the first aircraft fuselage area along a longitudinal axis of the aircraft, such that during the normal
operation and during the emergency ventilation operation the second valve serves as an additional air outlet valve of the
aircraft cabin pressure control system, such that air is conducted from the aircraft cabin into the second aircraft fuselage
area and is discharged into the external aircraft environment through the opened second valve; and

controlling at least one recirculation fan of an aircraft air-conditioning system, such that during the normal operation the
recirculation fan draws in air from the aircraft cabin and supplies the air to a mixing chamber of the aircraft air-conditioning
system, and such that during the emergency ventilation operation the recirculation fan directly draws ram air, supplied from
the external aircraft environment into the first aircraft fuselage area through the opened first valve, into the mixing chamber
of the aircraft air-conditioning system and conveys the ram air from the mixing chamber into the aircraft cabin.

US Pat. No. 9,248,613

METHOD FOR FORMING THICK THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method of making a thick thermoplastic composite part, comprising:
assembling a ply stack including a plurality of thermoplastic composite plies into a generally flat, unshaped condition;
pre-consolidating the ply stack in the generally flat, unshaped condition, including softening the plies by heating the plies
in the ply stack to a pre-consolidation temperature below the melting temperature of the thermoplastic, maintaining the ply
stack at pre-consolidation temperature over a pre-consolidation dwell time, and compressing the ply stack at the pre-consolidation
temperature by applying pressure to the plies sufficient to de-bulk the ply stack over the pre-consolidation dwell time;

subsequent to pre-consolidating the ply stack over the pre-consolidation dwell time, pre-forming the pre-consolidated ply
stack at a temperature below the melting temperature of the thermoplastic, including preforming at least one feature in the
pre-consolidated ply stack such that the pre-formed ply stack takes a general shape of a final part; and

consolidating the pre-formed ply stack, including heating the ply stack to at least the melting temperature of the thermoplastic.

US Pat. No. 9,252,931

METHOD FOR COORDINATING TRANSMISSIONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES AND COMMUNICATION SAPPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for coordinating transmissions between different communications apparatuses in a communications system, comprising:
obtaining a sub-frame indicator carried in a first control signal transmitted in a control region of a first sub-frame received
from an evolved node B (eNB), wherein the sub-frame indicator indicates resource allocation of one or more sub-frame following
the first sub-frame;

determining whether a second sub-frame following the first sub-frame and received from the eNB is an almost blank sub-frame
according to the sub-frame indicator; and

when the second sub-frame is not the almost blank sub-frame, obtaining information regarding a start position of a data region
of the second sub-frame from a second control signal transmitted in a control region of the second sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 9,250,579

SEPARATOR, FIXING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A separator for use in a fixing device including a rotary fixing member that fixes a toner image on a recording medium
and a rotary pressure member pressed against the rotary fixing member to form a fixing nip portion for nipping the recording
medium between the rotary pressure member and the rotary fixing member, the separator comprising:
a separation plate disposed downstream of the fixing nip portion in a medium feeding direction, with an edge portion of the
separation plate facing an outer circumferential surface of the rotary fixing member or the rotary pressure member; and

plate-shaped spacers disposed between portions of the edge portion of the separation plate and the outer circumferential surface
of the rotary fixing member or the rotary pressure member to surround the portions of the edge portion in a direction intersecting
with an extending direction of the edge portion, the plate-shaped spacers each comprising a flexible film.

US Pat. No. 9,250,099

PREDICTING AIRCRAFT TRAJECTORY

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method of predicting a trajectory of an aircraft and operating the aircraft, comprising:
receiving, at a processor, information defining how the aircraft is to be flown during an operation interval, and storing
the information in an information database;

deriving, by the processor, a set of instructions from the information stored, wherein the set of instructions comprise configuration
instructions that describe an aerodynamic configuration of the aircraft and motion instructions that control an aircraft motion,
wherein the aerodynamic configuration comprises a physical configuration of at least one of a high lift device of the aircraft,
a landing gear of the aircraft, and a speed brake of the aircraft;

confirming, by the processor, that the set of instructions comply with a set of rules stored in a rules database, that the
configuration instructions define the aerodynamic configuration of the aircraft and that the motion instructions close degrees
of freedom of equations of motion used to describe the aircraft motion during the operation interval;

thereafter formulating, by the processor using the set of instructions, an aircraft intent;
solving, by the processor, a trajectory optimization problem defined by the aircraft intent according to a predefined criterion
to obtain an optimized trajectory; and

operating the aircraft according to the optimized trajectory.

US Pat. No. 9,250,652

ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASE

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A handle for an electronic-device case, comprising:
a hand strap;
a switch for generating a signal, the switch being integral with the hand strap; and
a connector for affixing the hand strap to the electronic-device case;
wherein the switch is positioned on the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,252,379

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. An organic light emitting device comprising:
a red pixel including a first red emission layer and a second red emission layer that emit red lights;
a green pixel including a first green emission layer and a second green emission layer that emit green lights;
a blue pixel including a first blue emission layer and a second blue emission layer that emit blue lights;
a first electrode and a second electrode that supply electric charges to the red, green and blue pixels;
a hole injection layer on the first electrode;
a first hole transport layer on the hole injection layer;
a first electron transport layer on the first red emission layer, the first green emission layer and the first blue emission
layer;

a second hole transport layer on the second red emission layer, the second green emission layer and the second blue emission
layer in a direction toward the first electrode; and

a second electron transport layer on the second red emission layer, the second green emission layer and the second blue emission
layer in a direction toward the second electrode,

wherein a first emission layer and a second emission layer of one or more of the red, green and blue pixels include different
materials between a fluorescent material and a phosphor material.

US Pat. No. 9,251,178

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONNECTION LABELING FOR USE WITH CONNECTION POOLS

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for connection labeling for use with connection pools, comprising:
a computer including a processor and a database;
a connection pool, including a plurality of connection objects which provide connections that software applications can use
to make requests to access the database;

wherein each application is associated with a configuration information that associates particular labels with particular
connection states, and defines, for that application, costs associated with repurposing connections from one state to another,
so that each of the connections are labeled for use by that application according to the configuration information defined
by that application; and

a connection pool logic that performs a process to identify high-cost connections, for use in determining whether to create
or repurpose connections for use by an application upon receiving a request from the application for a labeled connection,
and avoids using those high-cost connections to serve requests when the total number of connections is below a particular
threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,253,675

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO CONTROL THE COLLECTION OF MEASUREMENT DATA IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor; and
memory including computer program code
said memory and said computer program code configured to, with said processor, cause said apparatus to perform at least the
following:

determine a current mobility state from a plurality of mobility states of said apparatus in an idle mode or a connected mode;
determine whether or not to collect, store, and report measurement data in said memory depending on said current mobility
state;

at least one of collect, store, or report based on said current mobility state; and
determining the mobility state by determining at least one of a velocity in accordance with a global positioning system or
a number of cell reselections/cell handovers in a period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,253,449

MOSAIC PICTURE GENERATION

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An apparatus for generating a mosaic picture of an object plane, comprising:
a capturing device for portion-by-portion capturing of the object plane at a two-dimensional distribution of capturing positions
by sequentially moving to the capturing positions along a capturing path using a motor, so as to acquire subimages which represent
pictures of portions of the object plane which overlap, while allocating the capturing positions to the subimages, the capturing
positions allocated to the subimages deviate from actual capturing positions in accordance with inaccuracies of the motor;
and

a processor for determining offset vectors between pairs of overlapping subimages by a similarity analysis of the overlapping
subimages and for solving an optimization problem for finding an optimum set of capturing position variables for the subimages
for minimizing a measure of a deviation between the offset vectors of the pairs of overlapping subimages and differences of
the capturing position variables of the pairs of overlapping subimages, while complying with a secondary constraint for the
capturing position variables which depends on error statistics statistically describing a distribution of a deviation between
offsets between pairs of capturing positions allocated to the subimages, to which the motor moves immediately following each
other, and actual offsets between corresponding pairs of actual capturing positions,

wherein the secondary constraint limits, in dependence on the error statistics, the difference of capturing position variables
for pairs of subimages which immediately follow one another along the capturing path.

US Pat. No. 9,252,385

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. An organic light emitting device, comprising:
a base substrate defining an active area and a pad area that surrounds the active area;
an organic light emitting layer formed on the active area;
a first protective layer formed to cover the active area, where the organic light emitting layer is formed, and the pad area;
a second protective layer formed to cover the first protective layer, wherein the second protective layer is an organic layer;
a dam formed between the first protective layer and the second protective layer,
wherein the dam is located at a boundary between the active area and the pad area and includes a groove that is positioned
separate from an outer portion of the active area, and

wherein the groove of the dam receives organic material;
a planarization layer on the base substrate; and
a bank on the planarization layer,
wherein the planarization layer and the bank are not formed at the dam.

US Pat. No. 9,251,191

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDEXING OF GEOSPATIAL DATA USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL CARTESIAN SPACE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An apparatus for geospatial indexing, comprising:
an endpoint calculating module configured to calculate endpoints of a segment, wherein the endpoints are specified in Cartesian
coordinates and are located on a substantially spherical surface;

a boundary defining module configured to define a boundary of a polygon according to the segment;
a normal computing module configured to compute one or more normals corresponding to one or more planes, wherein each of the
one or more planes contain a test point and a boundary point associated with the boundary;

a sine obtaining module configured to obtain a boundary sine value of an angle defined by an arc subtended by the endpoints;
a summing module configured to sum each of a group of angle values derived from the boundary sine value to obtain an angle
sum, wherein the group contains the boundary sine value;

a location determining module configured to determine whether the test point is inside the polygon based on the angle sum;
an algorithm modifying module configured to modify a geohash algorithm to produce at least one long integer value associated
with one or more points located on the surface; and

an indexing module configured to index the one or more points in an index using the at least one long integer value.

US Pat. No. 9,250,528

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PROVIDING SPACED LITHOGRAPHY FEATURES ON A SUBSTRATE BY SELF-ASSEMBLY OF BLOCK COPOLYMERS

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

19. A self-assemblable block copolymer composition adapted to form an ordered layer on a substrate, the ordered layer comprising
discontinuous first elongate elliptical domains, defining long axes substantially parallel to their greatest widths, self-assembled
side-by-side alternating with a second domain therebetween, wherein the long axes of the elongate domains lie substantially
parallel to each other, and substantially parallel to the substrate, wherein the self-assemblable block copolymer composition
comprises:
a first di-block copolymer having a first block of first monomer and a second block of second monomer, and
a second di-block copolymer having a first block of the first monomer and a second block of the second monomer,
wherein the first di-block copolymer is configured to self-assemble with lamellar packing geometry with the first block assembled
in bodies of the discontinuous first elongate elliptical domains and the second block assembled in the second domain, and

wherein the second di-block copolymer is configured to self-assemble with circular packing geometry with the first block assembled
in ends of the discontinuous first elongate elliptical domains and the second block assembled in the second domain.

US Pat. No. 9,253,927

REMOVABLE FAN TRAY

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a fan tray having a body, a handle and a latch,
the latch being a leafspring,
an end portion of the handle rotatably coupled to the body, a first portion of the latch fixedly coupled to the handle,
a recess defined, at least in part, by the body, at least a portion of the recess located on an axis of rotation of the handle,
a second portion of the latch configured to be selectively disposed within the recess, and

the handle having a range of motion between a first position when the second end portion of the latch is disposed out of the
recess and a second position when the second portion of the latch is disposed within the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,253,532

TWO-WAY AUDIO AND VIDEO COMMUNICATION UTILIZING SEGMENT-BASED ADAPTIVE STREAMING TECHNIQUES

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A method for establishing two-way audio and video (AV) communication, the method comprising:
registering a first device to participate in a multiparty AV conference call with a plurality of other devices;
selecting one of a server device configuration, a client device configuration, or a server-client device configuration for
configuring the first device to participate in the multiparty AV conference call based on a capability of at least one of
the first device or the plurality of other devices;

in response to configuring the first device to participate as a server device, establishing, by the first device, a first
communication session with each of a first set of one or more of the other devices and providing AV data to the first set
of other devices during the multiparty AV conference call over the first communication sessions, providing the AV data to
the first set of other devices comprising encoding the AV data using a set of different encoding profiles, the encoding profiles
determined based on channel conditions and device capacities of the first set of other devices;

in response to configuring the first device to participate as a client device, requesting, by the first device, to connect
to a second communication session with a second device of the plurality of other devices and receiving AV data from the second
device during the multiparty AV call over the second communication session; and

in response to configuring the first device to participate as a server-client device:
establishing, by the first device, a third communication session with each of a second set of one or more of the other devices
and providing AV data to the second set of other devices during the multiparty AV conference call over the third communication
sessions; and

requesting to connect to a fourth communication session with a third device of the plurality of other devices and receiving
AV data from the third device during the multiparty AV call over the fourth communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,252,869

SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING STAR TRAFFIC AND MESH TRAFFIC

Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A satellite telecommunications system for providing star traffic and mesh traffic, including:
a satellite, at least one terrestrial gateway located in a metropolitan coverage area,
a global coverage area and a plurality of fixed or mobile user terminals distributed in the global coverage area,
a bidirectional radio link between the gateway and the satellite, bidirectional radio links between the satellite and the
user terminals, and

a telemetry and command link between the gateway and the satellite,
wherein the global coverage area is covered by a first set of spots of identical size, which partially overlap and which form
a regular cellular network, and by at least a second set of local spots, irregularly distributed in the global coverage area
and superimposed geographically on spots of the first set of spots,

wherein the spots of the first set have first allocated frequency bands corresponding to N different channels having the same
frequency capacity, where N is an integer greater than 1, said first frequency bands being re-used for different spots of
the first set spaced apart from each other, while the local spots of the second set have a second allocated frequency band
corresponding to a special channel having an increased frequency capacity, greater than the frequency capacity of the channels
of the spots of the first set, the special channel of the second set of spots being different from the channels of the first
set of spots, and

wherein in the global coverage area where a spot of the first set and a spot the second set of local spots are superimposed,
the frequency capacity is increased locally by cumulating the bandwidths of two channels in the N different channels allocated
to the two superimposed spots of said first set and said second set.

US Pat. No. 9,252,410

POWER STORAGE APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A power storage apparatus comprising:
a power storage module including a plurality of power storage elements which are aligned in one direction;
a bus bar module configured to electrically connect the power storage elements;
a device placed adjacently to the power storage module in the direction of the alignment of the power storage elements;
a high-voltage cable used in charge and discharge of the power storage module and configured to electrically connect a first
electrode terminal of the power storage module to the device, the first electrode terminal being one of two electrode terminals
of the power storage module and being located on a farther side of the power storage module from the device; and

a connection terminal mechanically connected to the first electrode terminal and having an elongate shape that extends downward
from the first electrode terminal,

wherein:
an end face of the high-voltage cable is directly connected to a side edge of a lower portion of the connection terminal,
the bus bar module includes a plurality of support portions supporting the high-voltage cable at a plurality of points, each
support portion of the plurality of support portions including inner wall surfaces defining a directly upward facing opening;

the inner wall surfaces include first and second substantially planar surfaces, the first and second substantially planar
surfaces being substantially parallel to one another in the region of the opening;

the bus bar module positions the high-voltage cable along a reference path;
the bus bar module is configured such that when the bus bar module electrically connects the power storage elements, the high-voltage
cable is fittable from above the bus bar module into each of the support portions;

the high-voltage cable is arranged between the first and second substantially planar surfaces and is in direct contact with
each of the first and second substantially planar surfaces;

the first and second substantially planar surfaces form a space therebetween, the space allowing movement of the high-voltage
cable in upward and downward directions when the plurality of support portions support the high-voltage cable; and

the high-voltage cable is arranged along a straight line from the side edge of the lower portion of the connection terminal
to the support portion of the plurality of support portions located nearest to the connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,252,006

INCANDESCENT BULB, FILAMENT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FILAMENT

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An incandescent light bulb comprising:
a translucent gastight container,
a filament disposed in the translucent gastight container, and
a lead wire for supplying an electric current to the filament,
wherein the filament is processed so as to have a surface roughness (center line average roughness Ra) of 1 ?m or smaller.

US Pat. No. 9,251,729

DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A display system, comprising:
a light sensor, for detecting frequency of ambient light;
a display device, comprising a 3D display mode and a 2D display mode, wherein when the display device is in the 3D display
mode, the display device alternately displays a left image and a right image, and when the display device is in the 2D display
mode, the display device displays a 2D image;

a pair of shutter glasses, wherein when the display device displays the left image, a left shutter of the pair of shutter
glasses is turned on, when the display device displays the right image, a right shutter of the pair of shutter glasses is
turned on, and when the display device displays the 2D image, the left and right shutters are both turned on; and

a controller, wherein when the display device is in the 2D display mode, the controller updates frequency of the display device
according to the frequency of the ambient light, and when the display device is in the 3D display mode, the controller updates
the frequency of the display device and adjusts a shutter frequency of the pair of shutter glasses according to the frequency
of the ambient light;

wherein when the display device is in the 2D display mode and the frequency of the ambient light is higher than a threshold
value, the controller updates the frequency of the display device to substantially equal a first frequency, when the display
device is in the 2D display mode and the frequency of the ambient light is lower than the threshold value, the controller
updates the frequency of the display device to substantially equal a second frequency, when the display device is in the 3D
display mode and the frequency of the ambient light is higher than the threshold value, the controller updates the frequency
of the display device to substantially equal twice the first frequency, and adjusts the shutter frequency of the pair of shutter
glasses to substantially equal twice the first frequency, and when the display device is in the 3D display mode and the frequency
of the ambient light is lower than the threshold value, the controller updates the frequency of the display device to substantially
equal twice the second frequency, and adjusts the shutter frequency of the pair of shutter glasses to substantially equal
twice the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,253,652

AD HOC FORMATION OF A SWARM FOR INFORMATION COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION

SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COM...

1. A method for triggering ad hoc formation of a swarm of mobile devices for information collection and distribution comprising:
monitoring, by a swarm management application executing on at least one mobile device, communication traffic from a plurality
of mobile devices, wherein the swarm management application is stored in a non-transitory memory and executed by a processor
of each of the plurality of the mobile devices and is stored in a non-transitory memory and executed by a processor of a network
server in communication with at least one of the plurality of mobile devices;

recognizing an increase in the monitored traffic, wherein the increase in the monitored traffic comprises an increase of at
least one of:

a number of mobile devices in a location,
a number of calls being made to an emergency number,
an amount of media being captured or uploaded by the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the media comprises photo, video,
or audio content,

an amount of multimedia messaging service (MMS) messages being sent or received by the plurality of mobile devices, or
usage of a specific application on the plurality of mobile devices;
determining a location associated with the increase in monitored traffic and the plurality of mobile devices;
triggering the swarm management application and forming a swarm based on the determined location and the recognition of the
increase in the monitored traffic, wherein the swarm comprises a computer based system in communication with the network server
and the plurality of mobile devices in the area of the determined location for collecting, storing, and distributing information
and messages within the area of the determined location;

identifying, by the swarm, messages or information initiated by one of the plurality of mobile devices in the area of the
determined location and intended for delivery to another mobile device in the area of the determined location via the internet
or the MMS;

in response to the identifying, intercepting, by the swarm, the messages or information intended for delivery to the another
mobile device before the messages or information initiated by the one of the plurality of mobile devices are transmitted via
the internet or the MMS; and

in response to the intercepting, sending, by the swarm management application to the another mobile device, a link to access,
via the swarm, the messages or the information initiated by the one of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the swarm
provides communication with at least two mobile devices in the area of the increase of monitored traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,251,870

GROUND-REFERENCED SINGLE-ENDED MEMORY INTERCONNECT

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A system, comprising:
a first processing unit comprising a first ground-referenced single-ended signaling (GRS) interface circuit;
a first cache memory comprising a second GRS interface circuit; and
a multi-chip module (MCM) package configured to include a ground network and one or more electrical traces that couple the
first GRS interface circuit to the second GRS interface circuit,

wherein the first GRS interface circuit and the second GRS interface circuit are each configured to transmit a pulse along
one trace of the one or more electrical traces by discharging a capacitor between the one trace and the ground network, and
current associated with transmitting the pulse is locally balanced between the one trace and the ground network.

US Pat. No. 9,249,503

METHOD FOR DOUBLE-SIDE VACUUM FILM FORMATION AND LAMINATE OBTAINABLE BY THE METHOD

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for continuously subjecting an elongated substrate to vacuum film formation, comprising the steps of:
a) unrolling and feeding an elongated substrate wound in a roll form from a first roll chamber in a first direction from the
first roll chamber toward a second roll chamber, using a first surface as a surface for film formation;

b) degassing the substrate fed in the first direction;
c) forming, in a second film formation chamber, a second material film on the first surface of the degassed substrate;
d) taking up, in the second roll chamber, the substrate in a roll form, the substrate having the second material film formed
thereon;

e) unrolling and feeding the substrate taken up in the second roll chamber from the second roll chamber in a second direction
from the second roll chamber toward the first roll chamber;

f) forming, in a first film formation chamber, a first material film on the second material film formed on the first surface
of the substrate fed in the second direction;

g) taking up, in the first roll chamber, the substrate in a roll form, the substrate having the first material film laminated
on the second material film on the first surface thereof, wherein a second surface of the substrate, opposite the first surface,
is free from material layers in the roll form;

h) unrolling and feeding the substrate taken up in the first roll chamber from the first roll chamber in the first direction,
using the second surface as a surface for film formation;

i) degassing the substrate fed in the first direction;
j) forming, in the second film formation chamber, the second material film on the second surface of the degassed substrate;
k) taking up, in the second roll chamber, the substrate in a roll form, the substrate having the second material film formed
thereon;

l) unrolling and feeding the substrate taken up in the second roll chamber from the second roll chamber in the second direction;
m) forming, in the first film formation chamber, the first material film on the second material film formed on the second
surface of the substrate fed in the second direction; and

n) taking up, in the first roll chamber, the substrate in a roll form, the substrate having the first material film laminated
on the second material film on each of the first and second surfaces thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,253,614

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM PROVIDING INTEGRATED WIRELESS AND PACKET COMMUNICATION SERVICES

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a communication system comprising:
receiving a communication directed to a phone number;
determining that the phone number is shared by a wireless phone and a packet appliance, and then determining that the wireless
phone is logged-in to a wireless communication network and the packet appliance is logged-in to a packet communication network;

simultaneously transferring the communication to the wireless phone in the wireless communication network and to the packet
appliance in the packet communication network;

wherein a ring instruction signaling to the wireless phone is SS7 IAM, wherein a ring instruction signaling to the packet
appliance is SIP invite;

maintaining a shared address book, a shared voice mail box, and a shared call log for the phone number, wherein the shared
phone number is delivered to a caller as automatic number identification (ANI).

US Pat. No. 9,252,405

RECHARGEABLE SECONDARY BATTERY

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

1. A secondary battery comprising:
a first electrode assembly;
a second electrode assembly;
a case accommodating the first and second electrode assemblies;
a first terminal part electrically connected to the first and second electrode assemblies, and exposed to an outside of the
case, the first terminal part having a first polarity;

a second terminal part electrically connected to the first and second electrode assemblies, the second terminal, part having
a second polarity opposite the first polarity; and

a plurality of short circuit inducing members comprising a plurality of first short circuit inducing members electrically
connected to the first terminal part and a second short circuit inducing member electrically connected to the second terminal
part, a first one of the first short circuit inducing members being between the first electrode assembly and the case, a second
one of the first short circuit inducing members being between the second electrode assembly and the case, and the second short
circuit inducing member being between the first electrode assembly and the second electrode assembly,

wherein the first one of the first short circuit inducing members, the first electrode assembly, the second short circuit
inducing member, and the second electrode assembly are sequentially arranged along a line of penetration extending through
a side part of the case, and

wherein, in a non-short-circuited state between the first and second terminal parts, each of the plurality of first short
circuit inducing members is electrically connected to the first terminal part, and the second short circuit inducing member
is electrically connected to the second terminal part.

US Pat. No. 9,251,981

ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING A CIRCUIT BREAKER UNIT

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A circuit breaker unit assembly, comprising:
a first arcing contact piece and a second arcing contact piece and a breaker gap between said first and second arcing pieces;
a switching gas channel leading from said breaker gap to a switching gas outlet opening of the circuit breaker unit;
first and second pipe sections delimiting said switching gas channel, at least in portions thereof, said first and second
pipe sections overlapping one another in an axial direction within an overlap segment;

each of said first and second pipe sections having lateral surfaces formed with discharge openings, and wherein unobstructed
discharge openings in said first and second pipe sections are axially offset relative to one another; and

fitting bodies respectively encompassing said pipe sections at end faces thereof, with said fitting bodies protruding from
opposite directions into said overlap segment such that said fitting bodies end at a common path running around the axial
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,251,011

BACKUP OF IN-MEMORY DATABASES

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer implemented method of creating a backup of data in an In-memory database system, the method comprising receiving
a request to create a backup of a data set from a main memory of the system,
disabling manipulation of the data set by the system,
invoking a data structure comprising meta-data information identifying one or more data blocks in the main memory that form
the data set,

creating a snapshot of the data structure,
storing the snapshot of the data structure in the mam memory,
enabling manipulation of the data set by the system,
receiving a request from the system to modify at least one block of the one or more blocks of data,
copying the at least one data block to a free memory block in the main memory to perform the requested modification on the
copied data block, and

updating the data structure by replacing original meta-data identifying the at least one block of data with new meta-data
identifying the free memory block, and

creating the backup of the data set by duplicating the data set using meta-data information from the snapshot of the data
structure and storing the duplicated data set in a target memory.

US Pat. No. 9,250,935

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOOP SUSPENSION IN JAVA PROGRAMMING

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. A method comprising:
loading loop instructions, associated with a loop process, into a code cache;
identifying a branch instruction of the loop process in the code cache;
detecting a suspension event;
in response to detecting the suspension event, replacing the branch instruction in the code cache with a jump instruction
for jumping to an interpreter configured to execute one or more suspension instructions associated with the suspension event;

continuing program execution until the jump instruction is reached;
when the jump instruction is reached, executing the jump instruction by jumping to the interpreter;
in response to the executing of the jump instruction, restoring the branch instructions in the code cache, and
executing, by the interpreter, the one or more suspension instructions, wherein the restoring of the branch instruction in
the code cache is performed before completion of the executing of the one or more suspension instructions; and

returning to execution of the loop process after the executing of the one or more suspension instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,248,639

IMAGING DEVICE HAVING FLUID CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING CARRIER FLUID

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An imaging device comprising:
an imaging drum to support a carrier fluid;
a roller to remove a portion of the carrier fluid from the imaging drum to leave a thinner carrier fluid layer sufficient
for forming a latent image;

a fluid container to collect the carrier fluid from the roller;
a fluid remover on the fluid container to remove the carrier fluid from the roller;
a roller frame coupling the roller to the fluid container; and
a resilient member coupled to the roller frame for applying a force to press the fluid container against the roller.

US Pat. No. 9,253,611

METHOD OF HANDLING A SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE RE-DELIVERY

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A method of handling a short message re-delivery for a network entity of a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a request corresponding to a transmission failure of a short message transmitted to a communication device without
a Mobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Network Number (MSISDN);

generating a first correlation identification (ID) according to the request;-and storing the first correlation ID with a short
message service center (SMSC) address corresponding to the short message;

generating and starting a first correlation ID timer for the first correlation ID; storing the first correlation ID timer
with the first correlation ID;

determining whether the first correlation ID timer expires:
generating a second correlation ID if the first correlation ID timer expires and the value of the first correlation ID timer
is smaller than a validity period provided by the request;

replacing the first correlation ID with the second correlation ID; and
notifying the SMSC to replace the first correlation ID with the second correlation ID;
transmitting an alert message according to the first correlation ID or the second correlation ID and the SMSC address for
re-delivering the short message.

US Pat. No. 9,252,491

EMBEDDING LOW-K MATERIALS IN ANTENNAS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device comprising:
a patch antenna comprising:
a feeding line;
a ground panel over the feeding line, wherein the ground panel comprises an aperture therein;
a low-k dielectric module over and aligned to the aperture; and
a patch over the low-k dielectric module.

US Pat. No. 9,252,347

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE AND LIGHT UNIT HAVING THE SAME

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

1. A light emitting device package, comprising:
a package body including a first recess which is provided with a bottom face and a plurality of inner walls surrounding the
bottom face, the first recess having a depth of 250 micro meters to 700 micro meters, the plurality of inner walls including
a first inner wall and a second inner wall, which are opposing walls, a first angle between the first inner wall and the bottom
face being different from a second angle between the second inner wall and the bottom face;

a lead frame exposed at the bottom face of the package body, the lead frame having a thickness of 20 micro meters to 300 micro
meters, the lead frame including a bottom frame and a reflector exposed along one of the first inner wall and the second inner
wall, the reflector including an upper surface exposed in the first recess and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface
of the reflector, the bottom frame including a planar upper surface exposed at the bottom face of the package body and a planar
lower surface positioned lower than the lower surface of the reflector, the lead frame including a stepped portion between
the planar lower surface of the bottom frame and the lower surface of the reflector;

a light emitting element provided on the lead frame; and
a transparent material provided in the first recess of the package body to cover the light emitting element,
wherein the reflector extends from the bottom frame of the lead frame.

US Pat. No. 9,251,551

BINDLESS MEMORY ACCESS IN DIRECT 3D

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A computer-implemented method for accessing data objects stored in a memory that is accessible by a graphics processing
unit (GPU), the method comprising:
creating a data object in the memory based on a command received from an application program;
transmitting a first handle associated with the data object to the application program such that data associated with different
graphics commands can be accessed by the GPU, wherein the first handle includes a memory address that provides access to only
a particular portion of the data object;

receiving a first graphics command as well as the first handle from the application program, wherein the first graphics command
includes a draw command or a compute grid launch;

transmitting the first graphics command and the first handle to the GPU for processing; and
configuring a shader program associated with the GPU to perform a bindless memory access directed to the data object via the
first handle based on the first graphics command;

wherein the shader program is configured to intermix bound memory accesses directed to the data object with the bindless memory
access.

US Pat. No. 9,249,921

RAISING AND LOWERING TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ON A TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A system for raising and lowering a cellular-telecommunications signaling component on a cellular-telecommunications tower,
the system comprising:
a hollow base structure of the tower that includes a wall circumscribing an internal space and that is usable to support the
signaling component at an external position on the hollow base structure;

a first knockout opening and a second knockout opening that are constructed in the circumscribing wall and that are sized
to allow passage of the signaling component from the external position into the internal space;

a first track that extends inside the internal space from a bottom of the hollow base structure to the first knockout opening
and a second track that merges off from the first track and extends inside the internal space to the second knockout opening,
wherein the first and second tracks are is attachable to a mount of the signaling component to allow the signaling component
to be transported along the first and the second tracks between the external position and the bottom of the hollow base structure;
and

a switch positioned at an interface between the first track and the second track, wherein the switch includes a first switch
position that provides a path along the track from the bottom of the base structure to the first knockout opening and a second
switch position that provides a path along the track and the second track from the bottom of the base structure to the second
knockout opening.

US Pat. No. 9,250,469

POLARIZER AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A polarizer comprising at least one optical film and at least one polarizing film, wherein:
an absolute value of a photo-elastic coefficient C of the optical film is 2×10?12 Pa?1 or more,

the optical film has an in-plane direction in which sound propagation velocity is the maximum, and
an angle between an in-plane direction in which the sound propagation velocity through the optical film is the maximum and
a direction of an absorption axis of the polarizing film falls within a range of from 0° to less than 45°, and wherein:

the photo-elastic coefficient C of the optical film is a value measured in an environment at 25° C. and a relative humidity
of 60%, at a wavelength of 590 nm, and the sound propagation velocity is a value measured in an environment at 25° C. and
a relative humidity of 60%.

US Pat. No. 9,253,588

VIRTUAL SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. In a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) that comprises a first trusted subystem, a second trusted subsystem, and a third
trusted subsystem, a method comprising:
storing and providing, by the first trusted subsystem credentials related to a manufacturer of the WTRU;
sending by the first trusted subsystem, a certificate and a request for a mobile network operator to take control of an execution
environment of the WTRU, the certificate installed by the execution environment so as to establish the second trusted subsystem
of the WTRU such that the second trusted subsystem of the WTRU is controlled by the mobile network operator; storing and providing,
by the second trusted subsystem, credentials related to the mobile network operator; and storing and providing, by the third
trusted subsystem, credentials related to a user of the WTRU, wherein the first trusted subsystem, the second trusted subsystem,
and the third trusted subsystem are separate and insulated on the WTRU from one another such that their respective credentials
cannot be accessed by the other trusted subsystems, and wherein the second trusted subsystem and the third trusted subsystem
are configured to communicate with each other through a trusted virtual subscriber identity module (vSIM) service link.

US Pat. No. 9,253,333

VOICE OVER PACKET (VOP) CALL DETAIL RECORDING (CDR)

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A system for recording voice over packet (VOP) calls at a premise to perform real-time processing of the VOP calls, comprising:
a call detailing recording (CDR) device configured in a hospitality environment and controlled by an owner of the hospitality
environment, where a set of users uses telephone service and pays for the telephone service;

the CDR device connected to the set of users at the premise and a VOP network, wherein the CDR device is not a PBX, wherein
the premise is the hospitality environment, wherein the CDR device is located between the set of users and the VOP network,
and the CDR device is located at the premise, wherein the set of users make VOP calls;

the CDR device configured to collect information associated with one or more VOP calls made by the set of users, wherein the
information is at least a length of a VOP call, a distance between a user of the set of users and a called party, a time of
the VOP call, a number called, an originating telephone call number, and a type of VOP call;

the CDR device configured to generate one or more tariff rates set by the owner of the hospitality environment by generating
a tariff rate for each call based on the length of the VOP call, the distance between the user of the set of users and the
called party, the time of the VOP call, and the type of VOP call, to store the one or more tariff rates, and to apply the
one or more tariffs rates to the one or more VOP calls;

the CDR device configured to provide one or more billing data generated from the one or more tariff rates applied to the one
or more VOP calls to a billing system;

the CDR device configured to print the one or more billing data about the one or more VOP calls; and
the CDR device configured to generate one or more bills for telephone charges based on the one or more VOP calls and the one
or more tariffs rates.

US Pat. No. 9,250,377

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY MODULE USING THE SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A light guide plate, comprising:
a plate body having a light-exiting face and a lateral side;
a supporting unit disposed along the lateral side;
wherein the supporting unit has a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, an outer side surface and an
inner side surface opposite to the outer side surface, the top surface is above the light-exiting face, the outer side surface
protrudes from an end surface of the lateral side and exposes a portion of the end surface away from the light-exiting face
to form a recess opposite to a side of the plate body having the light-exiting face;

wherein the bottom surface and the exposed portion of the end surface connect at a first boundary, the inner side surface
and the light-exiting face connect at a second boundary, a virtual plane defined by the first boundary and the second boundary
forms an included angle, the included angle equal to or less than 60 degrees with the light-exiting face.

US Pat. No. 9,250,158

BUSH COMPONENT FORCE DETECTION DEVICE

FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A bush component force detection device that detects a component force acting on a cylindrical bush which is inserted into
a hole provided in a frame of a vehicle to pivotally support a rod-like member inside thereof, the bush component force detection
device comprising:
an outer ring provided between the bush and the hole with predetermined space from the bush and configured to surround an
outer circumferential surface of the bush and to be attached on an inner circumferential surface of the hole; and

a sensing unit that is a cylindrical member disposed between the bush and the outer ring and configured to surround the bush,
the sensing unit having one end of connected with an outer side of the bush, the other end connected with the outer ring,
and a plurality of strain gauges disposed on an outer circumferential surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,253,643

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR H(E)NB INTEGRITY VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for performing integrity verification of a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), comprising the following steps
performed at the WTRU:
measuring, at the WTRU, integrity metrics for at least a component of the WTRU;
retrieving, at the WTRU, a trusted reference value (TRV) for the at least one component from local storage on the WTRU;
comparing, at the WTRU, the measured integrity metrics against the TRV to determine a result of an integrity verification
check of the at least one component; and

upon a failed integrity verification check of the at least one component, determining a course of action based on a locally
provisioned policy.

US Pat. No. 9,253,034

MASS ACTIVATION OF NETWORK DEVICES

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
generating, with a management device, a bulk configlet executable by a plurality of network devices to be managed by the management
device, wherein the bulk configlet specifies a bulk identifier associated with the plurality of network devices, wherein the
bulk identifier is associated with information on the management device indicating that specific configuration information
is to be sent to the plurality of network devices in response to receiving network session requests from the plurality of
network devices specifying the bulk identifier as an identifier for the plurality of network devices, and wherein the bulk
configlet is configured to cause, during execution, each of the plurality of network devices to initialize a respective network
stack and connect to the management device over a network using the network stack;

receiving, with the management device, a network session request from one of the plurality of network devices via the network,
wherein the network session request specifies the bulk identifier as an identifier for the one of the plurality of network
devices; and

based on the network session request specifying the bulk identifier, sending, with the management device, specific configuration
data, to replace the bulk configlet, to the one of the plurality of network devices in response to receiving the network session
request that specifies the bulk identifier, wherein the specific configuration data includes a specific identifier to replace
the bulk identifier, and wherein the specific configuration data is configured to cause, during execution, the one of the
plurality of network devices to reconnect to the management device using the specific identifier and to become fully enabled.

US Pat. No. 9,252,838

ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR PROCESSING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BACKHAUL

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A computer-implemented method for communicating wireless traffic over a coaxial cable, the method comprising: transmitting,
over the coaxial cable coupled between cable modems and a cable modem terminal station (CMTS) configured to manage the one
or more cable modems in a coaxial network, and the coaxial cable comprising at least two assigned channels for one or more
base stations (BSs) that transmit data between a mobile device and the one or more base stations of a wireless telecommunications
network; and monitoring traffic between the one or more base stations and the wireless telecommunications network via a bandwidth
allocation manager, wherein the bandwidth allocation manager performs the following: processes asymmetric traffic by assigning
more bandwidth to a first channel and less bandwidth to a second channel of the coaxial cable, measures the traffic activity,
and allocates backhaul bandwidth within an assigned backhaul channel for each of the one or more BSs to maximize radio frequency
(RF) channel utilization and minimize wasting RF channel capacity, wherein the first channel is assigned for data traveling
to the mobile device and the second channel is assigned for data traveling from the mobile device; wherein, determination
of an association between a MAC ID from the mobile device and a BS ID from a base station is used to authorize a service reception
of the mobile device at a location of the BS.

US Pat. No. 9,252,755

SHARED LOGIC FOR MULTIPLE REGISTERS WITH ASYNCHRONOUS INITIALIZATION

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A system, comprising:
a control circuit configured to assert a dual-mode initialization signal in response to an assertion of an input initialization
signal, the control circuit being further configured to respond to an assertion of a synchronous initialization signal while
the input initialization signal is asserted by cycling a master clock and a slave clock responsive to a system clock and to
respond to an assertion of an asynchronous initialization signal while the input initialization signal is asserted by asserting
both the slave clock and the master clock asynchronously with regard to the system clock; and

a register including a master latch in series with a slave latch, the master latch being configured to open responsive to
an assertion of the master clock and the slave latch being configured to open responsive to an assertion of the slave clock,
the register including a first input transmission gate to the master latch configured to switch on in response to an assertion
of the dual-mode initialization signal.

US Pat. No. 9,252,732

ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. An acoustic wave device comprising:
a piezoelectric substrate;
a dielectric layer formed on an upper surface of the piezoelectric substrate;
a first transmission filter that is connected between a first transmission terminal and a first antenna terminal and that
includes first comb-tooth electrodes formed on an upper surface of the dielectric layer;

a second transmission filter that is connected between a second transmission terminal and a second antenna terminal and that
includes second comb-tooth electrodes formed on the upper surface of the dielectric layer;

a first reception filter that is connected between a first reception terminal and the first antenna terminal; and
a second reception filter that is connected between a second reception terminal and the second antenna terminal,
wherein the dielectric layer has a first thickness between a lower surface of the first comb-tooth electrodes and the upper
surface of the piezoelectric substrate and has a second thickness between a lower surface of the second comb-tooth electrodes
and the upper surface of the piezoelectric substrate, the first and second thicknesses being different from each other,

wherein the first comb-tooth electrodes and the second comb-tooth electrodes excite a surface acoustic wave or a boundary
acoustic wave propagated on a surface of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,252,702

FRAME FOR SOLAR MODULE AND SOLAR SYSTEM USING THE SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A bracket for supporting at least one solar module which includes a frame, the bracket comprising:
a fastener comprising a top portion and a plurality of extended portions connected vertically to both sides of the top portion,
the top portion having a concave segment at its central position;

a holder comprising a supporting portion for holding the frame, the holder having a plurality of first through holes, wherein
the extended portions are adopted for respectively passing through a plurality of second through holes of the frame and the
first through holes of the holder for sandwiching the frame between the fastener and the holder; and

a fixing element for fixing the fastener on the holder.

US Pat. No. 9,252,576

CORRUGATED TUBE WITH PATH-MAINTAINING MEMBER AND WIRE HARNESS

SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A corrugated tube assembly, comprising:
a corrugated tube having annular convex portions and annular concave portions alternately formed along a longitudinal direction,
the corrugated tube being provided with a path-maintaining member; and

the path-maintaining member configured as an elongated member die-molded to maintain a shape at least a portion of which is
bent along the longitudinal direction, and attached to the corrugated tube along the longitudinal direction, wherein

a slit is formed on the corrugated tube along the longitudinal direction, and
the path-maintaining member comprises:
a first portion where a pair of concave grooves housing edge portions of the corrugated tube on both sides of the slit are
formed; and

a second portion comprising:
a lid portion covering a portion of the corrugated tube on an outer side of the slit; and
a protruding bar portion protruding at a width-direction center part of the lid portion and arranged in the slit, and
the second portion is more sharply bent than the first portion in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,252,076

3D PACKAGES AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a molding material having a thickness over a first substrate, the first substrate comprising a first edge region, a middle
region next to the first edge region, and a second edge region next to the middle region and opposite the first edge region;

a first opening in the molding material in the first edge region, the first opening having a first width;
a first connector in the first opening;
a second opening in the molding material in the middle region, the second opening having a second width, the second width
being greater than the first width;

a second connector in the second opening;
a third opening in the molding material in the second edge region, the third opening having a third width, the third width
being greater than the second width;

a third connector in the third opening; and
a second package bonded to the first connector, the second connector, and the third connector, a first surface of the second
package being physically separated from a first surface of the molding material by a first gap in the first edge region, a
second gap in the middle region, and a third gap in the second edge region, the first gap being greater than the second gap,
and the second gap being greater than the third gap.

US Pat. No. 9,250,380

BACKLIGHT MODULE REFLECTIVE PLATE HAVING REFLECTIVE UNITS ARRANGED ALONG A CURVE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:
a light guide plate;
at least one light source configured for emitting light toward the light guide plate; and
a reflective plate, the reflective plate having a plurality of reflective units arranging along a curved direction, each of
the reflective units comprising:

a body having a main surface facing the light guide plate; and
a plurality of microstructures disposed on the main surface of the body, each of the microstructures having a reflective surface,
a first angle included between the reflective surface of each of the microstructures and the main surface of the body,

wherein the first angles of the microstructures in one reflective unit are different from the first angles of the microstructures
in an adjacent reflective unit.

US Pat. No. 9,248,686

HIGH RESOLUTION, SOLVENT RESISTANT, THIN ELASTOMERIC PRINTING PLATES

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. An article comprising:
a) a substrate;
b) a bi-layer having a first layer and a second layer of semi-interpenetrating polymer network layers disposed on the substrate,
wherein the first network layer comprises a hydrophobic fluorinated crosslinked polymer and a hydrophobic fluorinated elastomeric
polymer; and the second network layer comprises a crosslinked polymer and a elastomeric polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,253,886

MODULE AND PRODUCTION METHOD

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A method for producing a module, the method comprising:
providing a carrier substrate having an electrical wiring;
providing at least one component chip having component structures on its surface facing the carrier substrate;
producing a supporting frame and supporting elements, which correspond in terms of their heights, on the surface of the component
chip facing the carrier substrate in a common method step; and

mounting the component chip onto the carrier substrate using the flip-chip method,
wherein an electrical connection between the component structures and the electrical wiring of the carrier substrate is produced
via the supporting elements, and

wherein the step of producing the supporting frame and the supporting elements comprises the sub-steps of:
applying a metallic growth layer on the component chip;
producing a molding mask, corresponding to an electroplating resist, that omits the supporting frame and the supporting elements
lithographically on the component chip for the purpose of producing the supporting frame and the supporting elements;

electrolytically reinforcing the metallic growth layer; and
removing the molding mask.

US Pat. No. 9,253,879

WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A wired circuit board, comprising: a wire; and a-an electronic element-side terminal formed continuously to the wire and
configured to be electrically connected to an electronic element at one surface thereof in a thickness direction of the wired
circuit board, wherein the electronic element-side terminal includes a plate-shaped portion and, at the one surface of the
plate-shaped portion in the thickness direction, a plurality of projecting portions projecting away from the plate-shaped
portion in the thickness direction, and a plurality of covering layer-layers respectively covering one end portion of the
projecting portions in the thickness direction; wherein the wire and the electronic element-side terminal are provided integrally
in a conductive pattern, the wired circuit board further comprising: an insulating base layer formed on the one side of the
conductive pattern in the thickness direction, wherein the insulating base layer is formed with a base opening exposing the
one surface of the electronic element-side terminal in the thickness direction; wherein each of the covering layers includes
a first covering layer formed of the same material as that of the insulating base layer.

US Pat. No. 9,253,741

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND BASE STATION DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A wireless communication system, which secondarily uses same frequency as a primary system that uses a certain frequency,
the wireless communication system comprising:
a mobile terminal; and
a base station,
wherein the mobile terminal is configured to:
detect a signal having the frequency; and
request, in a case where a broadcast signal transmitted from the base station is undetectable, the base station to increase
a transmission power to a range that the signal does not reach a service area of the primary system, based on a location of
a wireless transmitter of the primary system, a location of the base station of the wireless communication system, and a location
of the mobile terminal of the wireless communication system, and

wherein the base station increases the transmission power to the range that the signal does not reach the service area of
the primary system in case of receiving the request to increase the transmission power.

US Pat. No. 9,250,484

ACTIVE DEVICE ARRAY SUBSTRATE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. An active device array substrate comprising:
a substrate;
at least one scan line, disposed on or above the substrate;
at least one data line, disposed on or above the substrate;
at least one active device, electrically connecting to the scan line and the data line;
at least one first pixel electrode, disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to the active device, wherein the
first pixel electrode comprises:

at least one first truck electrode;
at least one second truck electrode, intersecting with the first truck electrode and connected to the active device to form
a first node at an intersection of the first truck electrode and the second truck electrode; and

a plurality of first branch electrodes, connected to the first truck electrode and the second truck electrode to define a
plurality of first domains, wherein a horizontal distance of at least one of the plurality of first branch electrodes protruding
from one side of the second truck electrode is larger than a horizontal distance of a corresponding one of the plurality of
the first branch electrodes protruding from another side of the second truck electrode; and

at least one first raised pattern, disposed at least between the first node and the substrate to form a first raised structure
at least at the first node.

US Pat. No. 9,250,414

LENS DRIVING APPARATUS

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

1. A lens driving apparatus comprising:
a base;
a yoke installed on the base;
a bobbin disposed over the base and configured to be coupled with a lens module;
a coil disposed around the bobbin and including a curved surface;
a magnet provided at the yoke to face the curved surface of the coil, wherein the magnet includes a plurality of magnets,
and each magnet of the plurality of magnets has an angular column structure and is disposed at a corner of the yoke; and

at least one spring disposed on at least one of upper and lower portions of the yoke to support the bobbin,
wherein each of the plurality of magnets includes an upper surface, a lower surface, and side surfaces, wherein the side surfaces
include a first plane facing the curved surface of the coil and three flat planes not facing the coil and disposed between
the yoke and the curved surface of the coil in a horizontal direction, wherein the three flat planes face the yoke, and

wherein each magnet of the plurality of magnets is coupled to the yoke at the three flat planes thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,249,963

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a body having a cavity;
a light emitting part in the cavity;
a light conversion part on a path of a light from the light emitting part;
a first capping part interposed between the light emitting part and the light conversion part; and
a heat transfer part in the first capping part,
wherein the light conversion part comprises:
a first light conversion lens part; and
a second light conversion lens part beside the first light conversion lens part, and
wherein the heat transfer part includes a light transmissive part.

US Pat. No. 9,253,907

PANEL HAVING POSITIONING FUNCTION AND RELATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A panel having positioning function, the panel comprising:
a body covering an opening on an extrusion casing, the body comprising a first side, a second side, a third side and a fourth
side, the first side being substantially parallel to the second side, and the third side being substantially parallel to the
fourth side; and

a positioning mechanism comprising:
at least one position set disposed on the body, the position set comprising:
a first rib, an end portion of the first rib being disposed on the first side of the body;
a first contact portion disposed on the other end portion of the first rib far from the body to outwardly face the first side
and contacting against a first inner surface of the extrusion casing in a deformable manner, the first contact portion comprising
a first surface only contacting against the first inner surface of the extrusion casing without engagement therebetween and
a second surface opposite to the first surface without constraint;

a second rib, an end portion of the second rib being disposed on the second side of the body opposite to the first side, a
position of the second rib on the second side being symmetrized to a position of the first rib on the first side; and

a second contact portion disposed on the other end portion of the second rib far from the body to outwardly face the second
side and contacting against a second inner surface of the extrusion casing opposite to the first inner surface in the deformable
manner, the second contact portion comprising a third surface only contacting against the second inner surface of the extrusion
casing without engagement therebetween and a fourth surface opposite to the third surface without constraint, the panel being
adjusted to shift relative to the extrusion casing by position difference between the first contact portion and the second
contact portion so that sides of the panel aligns with a boundary of the extrusion casing via deformation of the position
set; and

wherein the position set is deformed when the panel is assembled with the extrusion casing, a deformation value of a combination
of the first contact portion and the first rib is constant, and a deformation value of a combination of the second contact
portion and the second rib is constant when the body substantially aligns with the opening;

a through-hole structure disposed on the body, a diameter of the through-hole structure being substantially greater than a
diameter of an external fixing component, the external fixing component piercing into the through-hole structure without contacting
an inner wall of the diameter of the through-hole structure so as to fix the extrusion casing.

US Pat. No. 9,253,772

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-CARRIER NETWORK OPERATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. User Equipment (UE), comprising:
one or more hardware processors configured to:
receive a component carrier assignment message via a first component carrier different from a second component carrier, the
first component carrier a control channel monitoring component carrier, the component carrier assignment message identifying
the second component carrier and including an indication that the second component carrier is not a control channel monitoring
component carrier and an indication that a control channel of the first component carrier is configured to signal channel
assignment information for the second component carrier, and the component carrier assignment message includes a physical
cell identity (PCI) of the second component carrier and an antenna configuration for the second component carrier; and

use the component carrier assignment message to configure the second component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,253,185

CLOUD CENTRIC APPLICATION TRUST VALIDATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
sending, by an application server of a cloud network towards a key management device associated with an application service
provider for an application, a key request for the application being booted in the cloud network, wherein sending the key
request comprises sending a secret key to the key management device using a uniform resource locator of the key management
device, wherein the uniform resource locator is initiated in a start-up script associated with boot-up or bootstrap code of
the application being booted in the cloud, and wherein the uniform resource locator is access controlled for the application;

in response to the key request, receiving, by the application server, an application specific key for the application;
using the application specific key, invoking, by the application server, an application program interface to the key management
device, wherein the application interface is invoked with multi-factor attributes comprising the application specific key,
and an application identification and a source internet protocol address hardcoded into the boot-up or bootstrap code of the
application; and

based at least on the multi-factor attributes being validated by the key management device, retrieving, by the application
server, encryption keys specific to the application, wherein the encryption keys are used to secure communications between
the application and a user of the application.

US Pat. No. 9,253,155

COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADVANCED NETWORK CONTENT PROCESSING

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving a plurality of packets at a first interface of a firewall device;
identifying, by the firewall device, a first transmission protocol according to which network content distributed among a
first subset of packets of the plurality of packets is formatted;

redirecting, by the firewall device, the first subset of packets to a first proxy module executing on the firewall device
based on the identified first transmission protocol;

extracting the network content from the first subset of packets and buffering at least a portion of the network content by
the first proxy module;

processing, by the first proxy module, the buffered portion of the network content in accordance with at least one content
processing rule selected from a plurality of content processing rules based on the identified first transmission protocol,
wherein the plurality of content processing rules includes one or more content filtering rules;

identifying, by the firewall device, a second transmission protocol, distinct from the first transmission protocol, according
to which network content distributed among a second subset of packets of the plurality of packets is formatted; and

redirecting, by the firewall device, the second subset of packets to a second proxy module executing on the firewall device
based on the identified second transmission protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,251,999

CAPACITIVELY-COUPLED PLASMA PROCESSING SYSTEM HAVING A PLASMA PROCESSING CHAMBER FOR PROCESSING A SUBSTRATE

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A capacitively-coupled plasma processing system having a plasma processing chamber for processing a substrate, comprising:
at least an upper electrode and a lower electrode for processing said substrate, said substrate being disposed on said lower
electrode during plasma processing;

a generator for providing at least a first RF signal to said lower electrode, said first RF signal having a first RF frequency,
said first RF signal coupling with a plasma in said plasma processing chamber, thereby inducing an induced RF signal on said
upper electrode;

a rectifying arrangement for rectifying said induced RF signal to generate a rectified RF signal such that said rectified
RF signal is more negatively biased than positively biased,

wherein said substrate is configured to be processed while said rectified RF signal is provided to said upper electrode.
US Pat. No. 9,253,883

STRETCHABLE POLYMER THICK FILM SILVER CONDUCTOR FOR HIGHLY PERMEABLE SUBSTRATES

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. An electrical circuit on a wearable garment, the electrical circuit comprising:
(i) a conductor formed from a polymer thick film conductor composition comprising:
(a) 30 to 70 wt % silver flakes;
(b) 20 to 50 wt % first organic medium comprising 10 to 50 wt % thermoplastic urethane resin dissolved in a first organic
solvent, wherein the weight percent (wt %) of the thermoplastic urethane resin is based on the total weight of the

(c) organic medium; and
(d) 5 to 20 wt % second organic medium comprising 10 to 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
organic medium;

wherein the ratio of the weight of the first organic medium to the weight of the second organic medium is in the range from
2.3 to 3.7, wherein the weight percent of the silver flakes, the first organic medium and the second organic medium are based
on the total weight of the polymer thick film conductor composition; and

(ii) a polyamide-coated woven polyester substrate, wherein the polymer thick film conductor composition is deposited on the
polyamide-coated woven polyester substrate and is then dried to form the conductor on the polyamide-coated woven polyester
substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,252,409

MIDDLE OR LARGE-SIZED BATTERY PACK OF NOVEL AIR COOLING STRUCTURE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery pack having two or more hexahedral battery modules, each including a plurality of chargeable and dischargeable
plate-shaped battery cells or unit modules (unit cells) within a battery module case, mounted in a pack case, wherein
the battery pack is used as a power source for driving a vehicle, has a battery capacity of 5 KWh or more, and removes heat
generated during the charge and discharge of the unit cells using an air cooling method,

the unit cells of each of the battery modules are vertically stacked within the battery module such that the number of the
unit cells corresponds to a height of a battery pack installation space defined in the vehicle while neighboring unit cells
within the battery module are spaced apart from each other such that a coolant channel is defined between the respective unit
cells within the battery module to minimize friction of the coolant passing through the space defined between the respective
unit cells,

the pack case is formed in a shape corresponding to the battery pack installation space in the vehicle, the hexahedral battery
modules being arranged in an inner space of the pack case, a coolant for removing heat from the unit cells is introduced through
at least one side of the pack case at a first end of the battery pack, passes through the battery modules horizontally, and
is discharged through the other side of the pack case at the first end,

the battery pack, installation space in the vehicle is a space defined above or below a center floor panel where a shaft interconnecting
a front drive unit and a rear drive unit of the vehicle is located, located, and

the battery pack, which is installed in the space defined above or below the center floor panel, and is constructed to have
a structure in which two or more battery modules are mounted in the pack case such that the battery modules are arranged in
the longitudinal direction in tight contact, and a coolant suction port and a coolant discharge port are formed at one side
of the pack case such that a coolant is introduced through the coolant suction port, flows along one-side inner space of the
pack case in the longitudinal direction, passes through the battery modules horizontally, flows along the other-side inner
space of the pack case in the longitudinal direction, and is then discharged to the outside through coolant discharge port.

US Pat. No. 9,252,077

PACKAGE VIAS FOR RADIO FREQUENCY ANTENNA CONNECTIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A package comprising:
a package substrate;
a die attached to the package substrate;
a molding compound over the die and the package substrate forming the external surface of the package;
an antenna on the external surface of the package; and
a conductive via from the package substrate to the external surface of the package to make a radio frequency connection between
the antenna and the package substrate,

wherein the via has parallel concentric conducting paths isolated by a dielectric.

US Pat. No. 9,253,413

WDR PIXEL ARRAY, WDR IMAGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

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

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
a photo-electro conversion unit on a substrate;
a transfer switching unit on the substrate at one side of the photo-electro conversion unit;
a storage region on the substrate at one side of the transfer switching unit;
a plurality of pixels including a reset switching unit on the substrate at one side of the storage region; and
a control circuit reading a signal level and a reset signal level and applying a signal to the transfer switching unit and
the reset switching unit,

wherein the control circuit reduces an integration time required for accumulating overflow charges generated from the photo-electro
conversion unit in the storage region, and reads an overflow level of the photo-electro conversion unit, and

wherein the overflow level read by the control circuit is used for calculating an actual overflow signal.

US Pat. No. 9,250,785

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EXTENDED USER INTERFACE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
detecting a selection of a data object on a display;
detecting the dragging of the selected data object;
detecting an effort to drag the object over a border of a plurality of borders of the display,
wherein during the effort to drag the object over the border when the object reaches the border the object remains displayed
at a location relative to the border of the display while the effort to drag the object over the border is detected;

determining at which border of the plurality of borders the effort to drag the object over the border is detected; and
performing a predetermined action selected from a plurality of predetermined actions on the basis of the detected effort and
the determined border.

US Pat. No. 9,250,726

TOUCH DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch display, comprises:
a display device;
a touch device, positioned on a display surface side of the display device, and the touch display comprising a touch-sensitive
layer;

a shielding circuit layer, disposed between the touch-sensitive layer and the display device; and
a transparent insulating layer, disposed between the touch-sensitive layer and the shielding circuit layer,
wherein the shielding circuit layer and the touch-sensitive layer are equipotential, and
wherein the shielding circuit layer and the touch-sensitive layer are electrically connected with each other by a via penetrating
the transparent insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,248,313

MARKER ADAPTED NORMAL TISSUE COMPLICATION PROBABILITY

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for generating a patient specific therapy plan for a patient, comprising:
(a) with a processor, generating an initial therapy plan for administering an initial therapy to the patient, wherein the
initial therapy plan is generated using at least one of an initial normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model and
an initial tumor control probability (TCP) model of a target region, and wherein the at least one of the NTCP model and the
TCP model is adapted to the patient based on a first value of at least one biomarker of the patient;

(b) administering therapy to the patient using the initial therapy plan with a therapy delivery system;
(c) with the processor, generating a revised therapy plan for administering a revised therapy to the patient, wherein the
revised therapy plan is generated using at least one of an updated NTCP model and an updated TCP model of the target region
of the patient, wherein the at least one of the initial NTCP model and the initial TCP model is adapted to the patient based
on a second value of the at least one biomarker of the patient; (d) administering therapy to the patient based on the revised
therapy plan with the therapy delivery system; and

wherein the at least one biomarker of the patient is Hb, CRP, PSA, TNF-?, ferritin, transferrin, LDH, IL-6, hepcidin, creatinine,
glucose, HbA1c, DNA end binding complexes (DNA-EBCs), HIF-1?, Galectin-1, CAP43, NDRG1, or telomere length;

wherein at least one patient biomarker is an additional biomarker chosen from in vitro test values, mass spectrometric protein
signatures, tumor type, tumor grade, tumor stage, primary tumor site, Gleason score, cologenic assays, previous treatment,
previous abdominal surgery, hormonal medication, anticoagulantia medication, age, diabetes, and tumor growth related measures;

wherein the NTCP model includes an EUD model expressed as:

where EUD is an equivalent uniform dose, Di is a physical dose to a volume segment vi of the target region, vtot is a total evaluated organ volume, ?M1, ?M2, . . . are a difference between a first and second set of biomarkers, N is the number of volume segments vi, M1 is a baseline value of a first biomarker, M2 is a baseline value of a second biomarker and g is a scalar evaluated based on the first and second sets of biomarkers and
the difference between the first and second sets of biomarkers, and n varies between 0 for a maximum dose and 1 for a minimum
dose; and

the TCP model includes an EUD model expressed as:

where EUD is an equivalent uniform dose, Dj is a physical dose to a volume vj of the target region, N is the number of volume segments vj, vtot is a total evaluated organ volume, L1, L2 are baseline values associated with a first and second cancerous tissue, ?L1, ?L2, . . . are a difference between the first and second sets of biomarkers, and g is a scalar evaluated based on the first and
second sets of biomarkers and the difference between the first and second sets of biomarkers, and n varies between 0 for a
maximum dose and 1 for a minimum dose.