US Pat. No. 9,257,960

ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER HAVING REDUCED LOSSES DUE TO TRANSVERSE EMISSION AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE DUE TO SUPPRESSION OF TRANSVERSE MODES

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. An electroacoustic transducer arranged in an acoustic track, the electroacoustic transducer comprising:
a piezoelectric substrate;
two busbars arranged on the substrate;
two electrodes arranged on the substrate, each electrode having interdigital electrode fingers interconnected with a respective
one of the two busbars, the electrodes configured for the excitation of an acoustic wave; and

a plurality of regions running parallel to the acoustic track, wherein the acoustic wave experiences different longitudinal
propagation velocity in each of the regions, the regions comprising:

a central excitation region with a first longitudinal velocity;
inner edge regions flanking the central excitation region on both sides, wherein the longitudinal velocity in the inner edge
regions deviates from the longitudinal velocity of the central excitation region;

outer edge regions flanking the inner edge regions, wherein the longitudinal velocity in the outer edge regions is higher
than the longitudinal velocity in the inner edge regions or is higher than the longitudinal velocity in the central excitation
region;

regions of the busbars flanking the outer edge regions, wherein the longitudinal velocity in the regions of the busbars is
lower than the longitudinal velocity in the outer edge regions;

wherein kx2+(1+?)ky2=k02 and ?>?1, when the longitudinal velocity in the outer edge regions is higher than the longitudinal velocity in the inner edge
regions;

wherein and kx2+(1+?)ky2=k02 and ? excitation region;

wherein the longitudinal velocity is higher in the inner edge region than in the central excitation region; and
wherein kx is a component of a wave vector in a longitudinal direction, ? is an anisotropy factor, ky is a component of the wave vector in a transverse direction, and k0 is the wave vector in a main propagation direction.

US Pat. No. 9,258,209

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAYER 3 PROXY ROUTING

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A gateway, comprising:
a controller; and
one or more ports coupled to the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to:
receive a gateway address request on the one or more ports;
determine whether the gateway address request is received on an inter-domain link from a second gateway;
determine, when the gateway address request is received on the inter-domain link, whether the gateway address request is originated
from the second gateway; and

when the gateway address request is not originated from the second gateway;
determine a layer 2 address of the second gateway;
form a gateway address response including the layer 2 address of the second gateway; and
transmit the gateway address response on one of the one or more ports.

US Pat. No. 9,254,496

ARTICLES FOR MANIPULATING IMPINGING LIQUIDS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An article comprising a non-wetting surface having a dynamic contact angle of at least about 90°, said surface comprising
non-wetting features, said surface patterned with macro-scale features having a length scale Lm that is larger than a length scale Ln of the non-wetting features, the macro-scale features being configured to induce controlled asymmetry in a liquid film produced
by impingement of a droplet onto the surface, thereby reducing contact time tc between the droplet and the surface to a value lower than
2.2((?R?3)/?)?(½)(1+?/4)
where the droplet has a radius R, density ?, surface tension ?, and the patterned surface having a pinning fraction ? of zero.

US Pat. No. 9,255,988

OBJECT FUSION SYSTEM OF MULTIPLE RADAR IMAGING SENSORS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of detecting and tracking objects using multiple radar sensors comprising:
detecting objects relative to a host vehicle from radar data generated by a sensing device, the radar data including Doppler
measurement data;

forming clusters, by a processor, as a function of the radar data, each cluster representing a respective object;
classifying, by the processor, each respective object as stationary or non-stationary based on the Doppler measurement data
of each object and a vehicle speed of the host vehicle; and

applying target tracking, by the processor, on an object using Doppler measurement data over time in response to the object
classified as a non-stationary object, otherwise, updating an occupancy grid in response to classifying the object as a stationary
object.

US Pat. No. 9,254,588

PROTECTIVE LAYERING PROCESS FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for encapsulating a populated circuit board assembly having an imprecise three-dimensional geometry, with at least
one protective layer that is tightly fit to the imprecise geometry of the populated circuit board assembly, the method comprising:
making a mold of the populated circuit board assembly;
using the mold to encapsulate the populated circuit board assembly with said at least one protective layer;
wherein making the mold includes:
scanning the populated circuit board assembly to create a surface file of the populated circuit board assembly;
enlarging the surface file to accommodate for variations of the mold and said at least one protective layer;
using the enlarged surface file to create a positive mold;
wherein encapsulating the populated circuit board assembly with said at least one protective layer includes:
using the positive mold to create a multi-layer compliant mold;
heating a first protective layer of said at least one protective layer;
drawing the heated first protective layer within the compliant mold, in order to pre-form an envelope with a substantially
precise representation of the populated circuit board assembly;

pressing the positive mold against the pre-formed envelope within the compliant mold to form the envelope;
releasing the formed envelope from the positive mold and the compliant mold; and
placing the formed envelope onto the populated circuit board assembly to be encapsulated.

US Pat. No. 9,255,919

GAS SENSOR, IN PARTICULAR FOR AUTOMOBILE APPLICATIONS

1. A gas sensor, in particular for automobile applications, comprising:
a housing, which has a measurement chamber, which is assigned at least one sensor element having connecting wires,
wherein the housing has a bottom part and a separate top part,
wherein the bottom part has a base and side walls emanating therefrom, whose free ends correspond to an upper opening edge
of the bottom part of the housing and has an assembly opening in at least one of its side walls and an assembly position for
the sensor element in a region of the opening edge,

wherein the assembly opening is configured in such a manner that a tool arm holding the sensor element is introduced through
the assembly opening from outside into the bottom part and is brought into an assembly position in a region of the opening
edge of the bottom part in such a manner that the connecting wires of the sensor element are in bondable contact with associated
solder connecting surfaces,

wherein the sensor element is suspended freely arranged by its connecting wires in the bottom part, the ends of the connecting
wires being connected to the solder connecting surfaces, which are located on at least two mutually opposite side walls of
the bottom part,

wherein the top part comprises a cover part and side wall parts from which an external housing is formed with a lower opening
edge, and

the top part of the housing being arranged on the bottom part of the housing after the assembly of the sensor element in such
a manner that the side walls of the top part closes the assembly opening in the side wall of the bottom part forming a closed
measuring chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,256,025

TRIPLE-SHEATHED MONOMODE OPTICAL FIBER

Centre National de la Rec...

1. Monomode optical fiber comprising, from center to periphery:
a monomode core doped at least partly with a rare earth,
an optically inactive intermediate sheath,
a multimode pumping sheath, and
an outer sheath,
wherein the intermediate sheath is formed by an assembly of solid bars, and
said assembly of solid bars comprises first solid bars made of a first optical material with a refractive index that differs
from the refractive index of said monomode core by at most 10.sup.-3, and second solid bars made of a second optical material
with a refractive index that differs from the refractive index of said monomode core by at least 10.sup.-3.

US Pat. No. 9,255,315

AL-MG ALLOY PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR ARMOUR PLATE APPLICATIONS

ALERIS ALUMINUM KOBLENZ G...

1. A method of manufacturing an aluminium alloy plate having improved resistance against incoming kinetic energy projectiles,
the plate having a final gauge of 10 mm or more, the method comprising the following steps:
(a) casting an aluminum alloy having a chemical composition comprising, in weight percent:
Mg 4.0 to 6.0
Mn 0.2 to 1.4
Zn 0.9 max.
Zr<0.3
Cr<0.3
Sc?0.5
Ti?0.3
Fe<0.5
Si<0.45
Ag<0.4
Cu<0.25,
other elements and unavoidable impurities each <0.05, total <0.20, balance aluminum,
(b) preheating and/or homogenisation,
(c) hot rolling,
(d) a first cold working operation selected from the group consisting of stretching in the range of 2 to 15% and cold rolling
with a cold rolling reduction of 4 to 12%,

(e) an annealing treatment at a temperature of less than 350° C., followed by
(f) a second cold working operation consisting of stretching in a range of 2 to 15%, and
wherein the manufacturing process of the alloy plate at final gauge after the cold working operation is devoid of a further
heat treatment, such that no substantial recovery occurs in the alloy plate.

US Pat. No. 9,255,563

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN IGNITION DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND IGNITION DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for operating an ignition device for an internal combustion engine, the ignition device having an ignition coil
embodied as a transformer, a sparkplug connected to the secondary winding of the ignition coil, a controllable switching element
connected in series with the primary winding of the ignition coil, and a control unit connected to the primary winding of
the ignition coil and to the control input of the switching element, the method comprising:
the control unit providing a supply voltage for the ignition coil and a control signal for the switching element as a function
of the currents through the primary winding and the secondary winding of the ignition coil and of the voltage between the
connecting point of the primary winding of the ignition coil to the switching element and to the negative terminal of the
supply voltage,

transporting energy in the ignition sparks of the sparkplug by alternatively switching the switching element on and off as
a function of threshold values for the primary voltage or a voltage derived therefrom, for the current through the primary
winding of the ignition coil and for the current through the secondary winding of the ignition coil, being undershot or exceeded,

determining at least one of these threshold values based on a function relating at least one threshold value to engine state
data comprising rotational speed,

during the phases in which the switching element is switched off, measuring the voltage induced in the secondary winding of
the ignition coil using (a) a measured current through the secondary winding of the ignition coil or (b) a measured voltage,
transformed back by the ignition coil, at the primary winding of the ignition coil, and

changing the function relating at least one threshold value to engine state data based on the measured current through the
secondary winding or the measured voltage at the primary winding.

US Pat. No. 9,257,878

ARRANGEMENT OF CONDUCTING BAR ENDS

ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD., ...

1. An arrangement of conducting bar ends connected together, the conducting bar ends comprising lugs connected together with
a cap, the cap being filled with a putty, which has a thermal conductivity greater than 1 W/mK, and covering the conducting
bar ends to discharge heat from the lugs to outside the arrangement, wherein:
the cap is comprised of a resin containing a high thermal conductivity filler, and the putty is a silicone elastomer containing
a high thermal conductivity filler composed of at least one of boron nitride, alumina and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,256,655

DYNAMIC ACCESS OF DATA

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A system, comprising:
a master data server, to maintain a master database at a data server, the master database comprising master data objects,
the master database accessible to clients comprising a first client and a second client;

an integration server, in response to a request from the first client to access master data identified by a first client identifier,
to map the first client identifier to a master identifier, retrieve a master data object from the master database based on
the master identifier, and map the master data object to a mapped data object based on a set of mapping rules associated with
the first client, wherein the master data object has a plurality of attributes associated with characteristics of an entity
represented by the master data object, the first client processes a first subset of the plurality of attributes, the second
client processes a second subset of the plurality of attributes, the first subset being different from the second subset,
and

a mapping table to store information related to mapping of client identifiers to master identifiers, the first client identifier
from the client identifiers identifying the master data object in the first client, a second client identifier from the client
identifiers identifying the master data object in the second client, and the master identifier from the master identifiers
identifying the master data object in the master data server.

US Pat. No. 9,258,284

SERVER, METHOD OF GROUP KEY NOTIFICATION AND PROGRAM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A server comprising:
a message communicator configured to communicate a message to a client;
a key information storage configured to store information about a key, the information including at least a key value, a first
validity term, and assignment information;

a key controller configured to generate a notification message about the key, the notification message including a value of
a client key and an update time when the message communicator receives a key request message from an authenticated client,
the key value corresponding with the assignment information, the update time deciding from the first validity term and a second
validity term of authentication succeeded state of the client;

wherein the message communicator transmits the notification message to the client;
a client information storage configured to store client information having a need to authenticate the client; and
an authenticator configured to authenticate the client from an authentication request message and the client information when
the message communicator receives the authentication request message,

wherein the key controller generates the notification message including the key value and the key update time when the message
communicator receives the key request message from the authenticated client, the key value corresponding with the assignment
information, the update time deciding from the first validity time and the second validity time, wherein the client information
includes address information of the client, and

wherein the key controller judges whether to include the update time in the notification message from the address information.

US Pat. No. 9,255,702

LED LIGHTING MODULE FOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic lighting module comprising:
a heat sink having a heat sink top side;
a circuit board having a circuit board top side;
a carrier having a carrier top side and a carrier underside opposite the carrier top side, the carrier comprises a ceramic
or a semiconductor material;

optoelectronic semiconductor chips fitted to the carrier top side and electrically connected to the carrier; and
a holding device, which bears at least indirectly at the carrier top side and presses the carrier underside to the heat sink
top side, wherein the carrier is electrically connected to the circuit board and the holding device is electrically insulated
from the semiconductor chip,

wherein the carrier and the circuit board are arranged on the heat sink top side,
wherein the holding device comprises clips extending through openings from a rear side of the heat sink to the carrier top
side and further screws, and

wherein the screws are tightened so that the clips are pressed onto the carrier top side thereby fixing the carrier with optoelectronic
semiconductor chips.

US Pat. No. 9,255,904

STEP-CHANGE SENSOR FOR PUMPED AND UNPUMPED OPERATION

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A sensor device for sensing at least a proportion of at least one gas component of a gas in a measurement gas space, comprising:
at least one sensor element including at least one first electrode, at least one first reference electrode, and at least one
second reference electrode, wherein the second reference electrode is connected to at least one reference gas channel, the
first electrode is connected to the first reference electrode and the second reference electrode by at least one respective
solid electrolyte, the sensor element further includes at least one diffusion element which is connected to the first reference
electrode and which at least partially surrounds the first reference electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,258,730

WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SYSTEM AND WIRELESS SURVEILLANCE CAMERA DEVICE

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A wireless surveillance camera system comprising:
(1) a wireless base station that receives a wireless signal transmitted from at least one wireless surveillance camera device,
the wireless base station comprising:

a transmission unit that wirelessly transmits a generated polling packet to each wireless surveillance camera device in a
polling system; and

a scheduling controller that controls transmission timing of the polling packet; and
(2) at least one wireless surveillance camera device comprising a camera device and a wireless device, the wireless surveillance
camera device comprising:

a signal processing unit that applies signal processing to video and/or voice data from the camera device;
an identification information categorization unit that adds identification information to the video data and/or voice data
after the signal processing;

a configuration unit that acquires configuration information data related to video parameters and/or wireless parameters inside
of the device;

a protocol processing unit that applies protocol processing to the video and/or voice data and the configuration information
data to generate a communication frame;

at least one first transmission queue associated with the polling system;
at least one second transmission queue associated with a carrier sense access system;
a selection unit that refers to the identification information added to the communication frame to forward the video and/or
voice data to the first transmission queue associated with the polling system and to forward the configuration information
data to the second transmission queue associated with the carrier access system;

an interface controller that forwards the communication frames stored in the first and second transmission queues to the wireless
device; and

the wireless device comprising: a first access controller that acquires a transmission right in the polling system; a second
access controller that acquires a transmission right in the carrier sense system; and a transmission unit that wirelessly
transmits the communication frames received from the first and second transmission queues at timings that the corresponding
transmission rights are obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,254,809

TEAR PREVENTER ON A SIDE AIR CUSHION OUTLET SEAM OF A VEHICLE SEAT COVERING AND VEHICLE SEAT COVERING WITH A TEAR PREVENTER

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A tear preventer on a side air cushion outlet seam of a vehicle seat covering for a vehicle seat, the tear preventer comprising:
a fabric tube is arranged on an inner face of the vehicle seat covering on each of two seam ends of the side air cushion outlet
seam, the fabric tubes being connected in at least one of a material, form-fitting manner and a force-fitting manner to the
vehicle seat covering.

US Pat. No. 9,254,741

IN-WHEEL ACTUATOR AND IN-WHEEL ASSEMBLY COMPRISING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An in-wheel actuator comprising:
a driving motor which includes a motor housing, a rotor rotatably arranged inside the motor housing, and a stator spaced apart
from an outer wall of the rotor and fixed onto an inner wall of the motor housing;

a hollow shaft which is arranged in the motor housing and accommodated by the rotor, and has a hollow with one open end and
an outer wall fixed to an inner wall of the rotor so that the hollow shaft rotates by a rotational power of the rotor;

a decelerator which is inserted into the hollow of the hollow shaft and is configured to decrease a rotational speed of the
hollow shaft;

a cover which is coupled to the motor housing, and has an inner space and an open end that is toward the hollow shaft and
is aligned in parallel to the open end of the hollow shaft in a manner that the open end of the cover and the open end of
the hollow shaft overlap each other, and thereby accommodates the decelerator as well as the hollow shaft; and

an output shaft which is configured to receive the rotational speed decreased by the decelerator,
wherein the decelerator is configured to reduce the rotational speed received from the rotor by at least one step, and output
a rotational speed reduced by the decelerator to the output shaft,

wherein the decelerator comprises:
a ring gear which is connected to the inner wall of the rotor;
a sun gear which is connected to the motor housing and spaced apart from a circumference of the output shaft;
a plurality of planet gears which are disposed between the ring gear and the sun gear, arranged on a circumference of the
sun gear, and have one end engaged to the ring gear and another end engaged to the sun gear; and

a carrier which is configured to transfer a rotational speed exerted by revolution of the plurality of planet gears to the
output shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,256,477

LOCKLESS WATERFALL THREAD COMMUNICATION

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method of communicating state information of a session between a plurality of processing threads, wherein the plurality
of processing threads includes actions performed by one or more computer processors while executing computer code, comprising:
reading a first pointer of a first processing thread;
comparing the first pointer of the first processing thread to a second pointer of a second processing thread, the second processing
thread being dependent on the first processing thread;

in response to determining that the first pointer of the first processing thread does not match the second pointer of the
second processing thread, processing a set of configuration items in a session; and

after processing the set of configuration items in the session, updating the second pointer of the second processing thread
to match the first pointer of the first processing thread;

wherein when the first pointer is determined to not match the second pointer, the first pointer references the session, and
wherein during a first time period the first processing thread processes a second set of configuration items upon which the
second processing threads depends.

US Pat. No. 9,256,653

FACETED SEARCH RESULTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, on a data processing system with one or more processors, a first user input comprising a search query;
displaying, in response to receiving the first user input, a first subset of a plurality of search results generated by a
search performed according to the search query across data accessible by the data processing system, the first subset of the
plurality of search results displayed within a plurality of categories;

receiving, while displaying the first subset of the plurality of search results, a second user input comprising a selection
of a first category of the plurality of categories;

displaying, in response to the second user input, a second subset of the plurality of search results, the second subset categorized
into a plurality of default subcategories of the first category;

receiving, while displaying the second subset of the plurality of search results, a third user input comprising a selection
of one of a plurality of subcategory options; and

in response to the third user input, displaying a third subset of the plurality of search results, the third subset categorized
into a plurality of subcategories corresponding to the selected subcategory option.

US Pat. No. 9,256,113

PLASMONIC MODULATOR AND OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A plasmonic modulator comprising:
a first metal layer;
a second metal layer facing the first metal layer;
a refractive index varying layer disposed between the first and second metal layers and comprising a varying refractive index;
an insulating nitride layer disposed between the refractive index varying layer and the first metal layer; and
an insulating layer disposed between the first and second metal layers and contacting with both the first and second metal
layers.

US Pat. No. 9,255,976

CURRENT DETECTION DEVICE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

8. A current detection device comprising:
a U-shaped current detection busbar, including:
a cylindrical penetration portion;
two cylindrical extension portions extending in a symmetrical arrangement from opposite ends of the cylindrical penetration
portion; and

two terminal portions, each of the terminal portions connected to one of the two cylindrical extension portions, wherein the
terminal portions have a larger width than the extension portions;

a magneto-electric conversion element that detects magnetic flux changes; and
a magnetic core defining a hole and a gap,
wherein the cylindrical penetration portion is disposed in the hole, the two terminal portions are disposed outside of the
hole and the magneto-electric conversion element is disposed in the gap.

US Pat. No. 9,255,860

IMMERSION INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR A MACHINE AND RELATED METHOD OF OPERATION

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:
a first seal member configured to sealingly engage a first portion of a machine component;
a base system connected to the first seal member and configured to extend within the machine component, the base system including:
a housing; and
an inspection device disposed within the housing and configured to inspect the machine component; and
a second seal member connected to the base system and configured to sealingly engage a second portion of the machine component,
wherein the inspection device is configured to slide relative to the first seal member and the second seal member to inspect
the machine component.

US Pat. No. 9,256,657

TRACKING DATA COMMUNICATED BETWEEN SERVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method executed on at least one processor, the method comprising:
accessing transfer recordings that describe a transfer of a data object between at least two of a plurality of services in
a computing environment;

identifying, in the transfer recordings, key-value pairs associating a key with a value, wherein the key corresponds to a
data attribute that stores the value in the data object, and wherein the key includes:

a service identifier corresponding to a service of the plurality of services, the service participating in the transfer of
the data object;

a method identifier corresponding to a method provided by the service, the method participating in the transfer of the data
object; and

a key name corresponding to the data attribute included in the data object;
identifying a plurality of candidate keys corresponding to a same value in the key-value pairs;
accessing correlation information that describes:
a plurality of key associations between pairs of keys; and
a correlation count of a number of instances of association between each of the pairs of keys;
for each pair of candidate keys in the plurality of candidate keys, updating the correlation information to increment the
correlation count for one of the plurality of key associations that associates the pair of candidate keys; and

storing the updated correlation information.

US Pat. No. 9,257,902

DEVICE FOR POWER CONVERSION USING SWITCHING ELEMENT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power conversion device comprising:
a switching circuit provided with a switching element that performs switching operations for power conversion on a basis of
a switching frequency of a switching signal provided to the switching element; and

a control circuit that controls the switching signal such that the switching frequency is repeatedly changed, in each repetition
time, in accordance with a predetermined pattern of changes in frequency, the predetermined pattern being set with an elapse
of time, the repetition time being set such that a repetition frequency, which is an inverse of the repetition time, is shifted
from, at least, a frequency band whose frequencies are demodulated as sound by a radio that receives radio broadcasting, and
the repetition time being a period of time during which a plurality of pulse signals having differing cycles are repeated
in a predetermined sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,256,121

MASK PLATE AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SUBSTRATE MARK

Boe Technology Group Co.,...

1. A mask plate comprising:
a display region mask part;
at least one pair of test mark mask parts, a test mark mask part of the pair of test marks mask parts being located on either
side of the display region mask part respectively and the two test mark mask parts' positions being opposite to each other;
and

a protection mark mask part correspondingly disposed on the outside of each test mark mask part relative to the display region
mask part, wherein the pattern outline of the protection mark mask part is larger than that of the test mark mask part.

US Pat. No. 9,258,584

VIDEO CONTENT PROTECTION

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

13. A client device, comprising:
a memory to store a plurality of instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions in the memory to:
associate the client device with a particular user based on a session based user authorization system;
receive, from a video service provider, product details for video content including a purchase option identifier (ID) for
the video content;

request a playback uniform resource locator (URL) for the video content;
receive the playback URL and an entitlement ID associated with the particular user for the video content;
receive an encrypted content based on the video content;
request a digital rights management (DRM) license for the encrypted content based on the entitlement ID, wherein requesting
the DRM license for the encrypted content includes registering the client device based on a partner customer number (PCN)
for the particular user, and a device ID for the client device;

receive the DRM license; and
decrypt and play the video content based on DRM rules associated with the video content.

US Pat. No. 9,255,353

LAUNDRY MACHINE HAVING A DRYING FUNCTION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A combo washer dryer, comprising:
a tub to contain wash water,
a drum rotatably installed in the tub; and
a drying duct located above the tub to supply hot air to the tub, wherein the tub includes a hot air outlet integrally formed
with the tub, wherein the hot air outlet protrudes upward from a rear circumference of the tub, and a hot air inlet located
at a front end of the tub to guide hot air into the tub, and wherein a central longitudinal axis of each of the hot air inlet
and the hot air outlet extend at an angle of less than 10 degrees to a vertical line such that hot air advances through the
hot air inlet and through the hot air outlet at the angle of less than 10 degrees to the vertical line.

US Pat. No. 9,257,125

AUDIO FRAME TIMING CORRECTION METHOD AND WIRELESS DEVICE

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. An audio frame timing correction method for correcting an audio frame timing based on a wireless frame timing, comprising:
determining an adjustment timing at which correction for synchronizing an audio data counting timing of an audio frame with
a symbol counting timing of a wireless frame is performed;

making a reference clock for encoding or decoding audio data to run fast and be moved forward within an audio data counting
interval to form a remaining time within the audio data counting interval as timing correctable margin of the time interval;

decoding or encoding the audio data with the reference clock moved forward to form the margin of the time interval; and
synchronizing the audio data counting timing of the audio frame with the symbol counting timing of the wireless frame when
the adjustment timing arrives.

US Pat. No. 9,257,275

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising forming a thin film containing a predetermined element, boron,
carbon, and nitrogen on a substrate by performing a cycle a first predetermined number of times, the cycle comprising:
forming a first layer containing boron and a halogen group by supplying a first precursor gas containing boron and the halogen
group to the substrate;

forming a second layer containing the predetermined element, boron, carbon, and nitrogen by supplying a second precursor gas
containing the predetermined element and an amino group to the substrate and modifying the first layer; and
supplying a reaction gas to the substrate, the reaction gas being different from the first precursor gas and the second precursor
gas.

US Pat. No. 9,257,386

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a first wiring structure that includes
a core substrate,
a first insulation layer stacked on an upper surface of the core substrate and formed from a thermosetting insulative resin
including a first reinforcement material,

a second insulation layer stacked on a lower surface of the core substrate and formed from a thermosetting insulative resin
including a second reinforcement material, wherein the first insulation layer is thinner than the second insulation layer,
and

a via wire formed in the first insulation layer;
a second wiring structure that includes
a plurality of third insulation layers, of which the main component is a photosensitive resin, formed on an upper surface
of the first insulation layer, and

a plurality of first wiring layers alternately formed in the plurality of third insulation layers at the upper surface of
the first insulation layer, wherein the plurality of first wiring layers include

a lowermost first wiring layer formed on the upper surface of the first insulation layer and an upper end surface of the via
wire, and

an uppermost first wiring layer including a pad used to electrically connect a semiconductor chip and the lowermost first
wiring layer;

a second wiring layer stacked on a lower surface of the second insulation layer; and
an outermost insulation layer, of which the main component is a photosensitive resin, stacked on the lower surface of the
second insulation layer to cover the second wiring layer, wherein

the outermost insulation layer includes an opening that exposes a portion of the second wiring layer as an external connection
pad, and

the second wiring structure has a higher wiring density than the first wiring structure.

US Pat. No. 9,257,234

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:
a ceramic body having a plurality of dielectric layers stacked therein;
an active part including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately exposed through end surfaces of the
ceramic body, respectively, with each of the dielectric layers interposed between the first and second internal electrodes;

upper and lower cover layers disposed on upper and lower portions of the active part, respectively; and
first and second external electrodes including head parts formed on the both end surfaces of the ceramic body and band parts
extended from the head parts to portions of a mounting surface of the ceramic body,

wherein when a thickness of the upper or lower cover layer is defined as C, a width of a margin portion of the ceramic body
in a width direction is defined as M, a cross-sectional area of the ceramic body in a width-thickness direction is defined
as Ac, a cross-sectional area of the active part in a width-thickness direction in a portion thereof in which the first and
second internal electrodes are overlapped with each other in a thickness direction is defined as Aa, and a width of the band
part of the first or second external electrode is defined as B,

1.826?C/M?4.686, 0.2142?Aa/Ac?0.4911, and 0.5050?C/B?0.9094 are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,256,307

TOUCH PANEL

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A touch panel, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
an electrode array disposed on an active area of the transparent substrate; and
a wiring array;
wherein the electrode array has at least two electrodes including first and second electrodes disconnected to each other and
arranged in a first direction, and each of the first and second electrodes includes a plurality of column patterns continuously
arranged, each of the column patterns having parallelogram patterns continuing along the first direction, and

the wiring array has at least two wirings including first and second wirings arranged in parallel with each other along the
first direction and each other of the first and second wirings has a zigzag shape where a first peak and a second peak are
formed alternatively and continuously, and the first wiring has a first portion connected to one side of the first electrode
and second portion disconnected to the first portion and connected to one side of the second electrode, and the second wiring
is disconnected to the first portion of the first wiring and connected to one side of the second electrode via the second
portion of the first wiring.

US Pat. No. 9,254,521

METHODS OF MELTING AND INTRODUCING AMORPHOUS ALLOY FEEDSTOCK FOR CASTING OR PROCESSING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

12. A method comprising molding a molten alloy into a BMG part in an apparatus comprising:
a cold chamber substantially horizontally configured and connected to a mold configured for molding the molten alloy into
the BMG part; and

a hollow branch extending upward from a region of the cold chamber having an upward angle with a horizontal axis, the hollow
branch comprising a constraint mechanism capable of containing both a solid alloy feedstock during melting into the molten
alloy in the hollow branch and the molten alloy prior to introducing the molten alloy to the cold chamber for molding;

wherein an interface between the constraint mechanism and the molten alloy is substantially non-wetting to the molten alloy,
wherein the constraint mechanism comprises a cooling channel to regulate a temperature of the interface.

US Pat. No. 9,256,609

FIXED SIZE EXTENTS FOR VARIABLE SIZE DEDUPLICATION SEGMENTS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a data stream at an interface;
performing segment boundary identification and segment fingerprinting to generate a plurality of variable size segments including
a first segment;

accessing a deduplication dictionary to determine whether the first segment is maintained in one or more datastore suitcases;
determining a first number of fixed sized extents associated with the one or more datastore suitcases needed to maintain the
first segment;

maintaining the first segment in a plurality of contiguous fixed size extents in a single datastore suitcase,
wherein after the first segment is deleted, the plurality of contiguous fixed size extents in the datastore suitcase used
to maintain the now deleted first segment are used to maintain portions of a plurality of new segments without having to perform
recompaction.

US Pat. No. 9,258,934

IN-VEHICLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND VEHICLE HAVING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An in-vehicle electronic device comprising: a resin housing; a control board that is covered with the housing, and accommodated
within the housing; a power wiring that supplies power to the control board; an input/output signal wiring that transmits
an input/output signal to the control board; and a metal bracket which fixes the resin housing to a vehicle main body,
wherein a distance between the metal bracket and the power wiring is set to be shorter than a distance between the metal bracket
and the input/output signal wiring to form a discharge gap.

US Pat. No. 9,258,933

WIRE HARNESS

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A wire harness, comprising:
an electric wire;
an annular electromagnetic wave absorption component that comprises a through-hole for inserting electric wire and absorbs
electromagnetic waves emitted from the electric wire;

a braided shield covering the electric wire and an outer periphery of the electromagnetic wave absorption component; and
an accommodating member accommodating a portion of the electric wire and a portion of the braided shield;
a movement-restricting member for restricting the electromagnetic wave absorption component from moving in a direction of
inserting the electric wire in the through-hole,

wherein the electromagnetic wave absorption component is covered with the braided shield and exposed from the accommodating
member,

wherein the movement-restricting member comprises a tape member wound around and in contact with the braided shield on an
outer periphery of the electric wire on both sides of the electromagnetic wave absorption component exposed from the accommodating
member and on the outer periphery of the electromagnetic wave absorption component.

US Pat. No. 9,258,913

MULTI-STAGE INFORMATION HANDLING RESOURCE RELEASE LATCH FOR USE IN A MODULAR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM CHASSIS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A multi-stage latch assembly for facilitating removal of a structural element from a chassis, comprising:
a lock configured to toggle between a locked state and an unlocked state;
a latch configured to translate between a first position and a second position such that the latch is in the first position
when the lock is in the locked state and the latch is in the second position when the lock is in the unlocked state; and

an indicator other than the lock itself or a portion thereof and other than the latch itself or a portion thereof configured
to provide a user-visible indication that the lock is in the unlocked state.

US Pat. No. 9,258,779

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DURING A POWER SAVE STATE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A wireless network interface to interface between a wireless communication device and a wireless network, the wireless
network interface comprising:
a controller configured to receive an indication of a power save state of said wireless communication device, and to generate
an Information Element (IE) including Transmit (Tx) filter setup information defining allowed frames, which are allowed to
be transmitted to said wireless communication device during said power save state, the controller is configured to set a power
state indicator in the IE to indicate said power save state; and

a transmitter including a Physical layer (PHY) configured to transmit a connect invitation including said IE via said wireless
network.

US Pat. No. 9,256,513

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR AUTOMATIC DEBUGGING AND ERROR PREVENTION

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A method for automatic debugging and error prevention, adapted to an electronic apparatus, comprising:
obtaining a plurality of debug messages produced by the electronic apparatus in executing debugging;
analyzing the debug messages to find a plurality of operation procedures associated with each other and having a number of
repeated occurrences reaching a first threshold according to data of each debug message when at least one error message appears
in the debug messages, and accordingly concluding at least one error procedure rule;

sequentially comparing each debug message obtained afterwards with the operation procedures in each error procedure rule,
and accordingly determining whether a completion percentage of the operation procedures in each error procedure rule reaches
a preset percentage; and

executing a preventive operation of the operation procedure corresponding to a current debug message when the completion percentage
reaches the preset percentage.

US Pat. No. 9,256,385

RELAY DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE CAPABLE OF EXECUTING SELECTED IMAGE PROCESSING USING SELECTED APPLICATION TYPES

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A relay device comprising:
a network interface configured to connect with a network;
a processor coupled to the network interface; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions and one or more processing modules,
wherein, when executed by the processor, the computer-readable instructions cause the relay device to perform:
receiving, via the network interface, selected image processing identifying information from a image processing device which
is connected with the network,

the selected image processing identifying information being configured to identify a selected image processing, which is at
least one type of image processing selected in the image processing device from among plural types of image processing, and

the plural types of image processing being a processing to be executed on first image information outputted from the image
processing device;

receiving selected second image information-identifying information from the image processing device via the network interface,
the selected second image information-identifying information being configured to identify selected second image information
selected in the image processing device from among a plurality of second image information, and

the selected second image information being information to be composed with the first image information by the selected image
processing;

receiving the selected second image information identified by the selected second image information-identifying information;
executing the selected image processing identified by the selected image processing identifying information to compose the
selected second image information and the first image information by using one or more of the processing modules; and

sending created image information to the image processing device via the network interface, the created image information
being image information created by the execution of the selected image processing,

wherein in a case where the selected image processing to be executed using the one or more of the processing modules is a
first image processing that requires a predetermined number of the first image information, the computer-readable instructions
further cause the relay device to perform:

sending second information to the image processing device via the network interface when a number of the first image information
to be sent from the image processing device is greater than the predetermined number, or when the number of the first image
information to be sent from the image processing device is less than the predetermined number,

the second information being information for causing the image processing device to display, on the display of the image processing
device, an image indicating that the number of the first image information does not match the predetermined number.

US Pat. No. 9,258,466

CAMERA MODULE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A camera module comprising:
a lens barrel including at least one lens stacked and bonded therein and having a lower protrusion part for maintaining a
constant flatness formed on a bottom surface thereof; and

a housing having an internal space so as to receive the lens barrel therein and having a supporting surface supporting the
lens barrel,

wherein there is a plurality of protrusion parts provided on the bottom surface of the lens barrel, wherein each of the lower
protrusion parts is not an electrical connecting means, and wherein the plurality of lower protrusion parts is protruded at
a height of 0.001 mm to 1.0 mm, a width of 0.001 mm to 0.3 mm, and a length of 0.001 mm to 3.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,258,099

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER COOPERATION PROTOCOL FOR INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method by a network component for user cooperation for interference alignment in a wireless network, the method comprising:
transmitting, by the network component, a group identifier (GrpID) to a plurality of user stations (STAs), the GrpID indicating
an order of STAs for transmitting channel state information (CSI); and

transmitting, with the GrpID, an access point (AP) index indicating an order of multiple APs.

US Pat. No. 9,255,515

METHOD FOR DETERMINING IF AN INJECTOR IS IN A BLOCKED STATE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for determining if an injector (10) is blocked, said injector (10) comprising an electromagnetic solenoid (20) with a coil having a resistance (R) and an inductance (L), passed through by a power supply current of maximum intensity
(Imax) and powered by a power supply voltage (E), a closure and an opening of the injector (10) being controlled by a control device (D?), said control device (D?) comprising a microcontroller (80), and a measurement resistance (r), said method comprising the following steps:
Step 1: Controlling the opening of the injector (10) by the microcontroller (80),

Step 2: Measuring by the microcontroller (80) the intensity (I) of the current passing through the measurement resistance (r) as a function of time (t),

Step 3: Determining a necessary duration (?, ?min) for the intensity (I) to reach a predetermined intensity value (Ipred), lower than the maximum intensity (Imax), such that:

Ipred=P×Imax
with P being a constant between 0 and 1,
Ipred predetermined intensity value (A),

Imax: maximum intensity (A),

Step 4: Computing the inductance (L) of the coil of the solenoid (20) as a function of said necessary duration (?, ?min),

Step 5: Comparing the value of the inductance (L) thus computed to a threshold value of the inductance (Lth),
Step 6: If the value of the inductance (L) is greater than or equal to the threshold value (Lth), then blocking the injector
(10) in the closed position,

Step 7: If the value of the inductance (L) is less than the threshold value (Lth), blocking the injector (10) in the open position.

US Pat. No. 9,258,474

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT TESTING APPARATUS, AND SUBSTRATE INSPECTION APPARATUS

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. An image capturing apparatus for capturing images of a first component and a second component under mutually different
illumination conditions, the image capturing apparatus comprising:
a TDI sensor having: a light receiving unit including pixel rows each having a plurality of image capturing elements arranged
in a first direction and generating and holding electric charges corresponding to respective exposure amounts, and electric
charge holding rows each having a plurality of electric charge holding sections having only a function of holding the electric
charges and being arranged in the first direction so as to correspond to respective image capturing elements of the pixel
rows, one of the pixel rows and one or a plurality of the electric charge holding rows being alternately arranged in a second
direction orthogonal to the first direction; and a transfer unit sequentially, on a row-by-row basis, transferring electric
charges held by the image capturing elements of the pixel rows and the electric charge holding sections of the electric charge
holding rows to adjacent rows, and the transfer unit outputs, as a signal of a line image, a signal corresponding to electric
charges finally accumulated by the transfer;

a moving device including two heads arranged in the first direction for moving the first component and the second component
at the same time in the second direction relative to the TDI sensor in a state in which the two components are respectively
held by the two heads;

an illumination device capable of illuminating the two components moved by the moving device at the same time under the same
illumination conditions, and changing an illumination condition thereof to illumination conditions of the two components;

an image capture control device for controlling an image capture timing of the TDI sensor and a switching timing of the illumination
conditions of the illumination device so that line images of the two components for each of the illumination conditions are
taken in at the same time by the image capturing elements of the pixel rows, while the illumination condition of the illumination
device is sequentially switched to the illumination conditions of the two components as the two components are moved relative
to the TDI sensor, and also for controlling transfer timings of the electric charges in the TDI sensor so that the electric
charges are transferred synchronously with the image capture timing; and

an image processing device for generating images of the first component by extracting images of the first component from the
line images of the two components captured under the illumination condition of the first component, and generating images
of the second component by extracting images of the second component from the line images of the two components captured under
the illumination condition of the second component, from among the line images outputted from the TDI sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,258,213

DETECTING AND MITIGATING FORWARDING LOOPS IN STATEFUL NETWORK DEVICES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a packet on a particular interface of a stateful device in a computer network, the packet having a source identification
and a destination identification;

swapping the source identification and destination identification of the packet;
checking the swapped source identification and destination identification against a stateful connection table managed at the
stateful device for the particular interface;

detecting that a loop exists at the particular interface in response to the swapped source identification and destination
identification matching an existing entry in the stateful connection table by:

detecting that the loop exists at the particular interface in response to the packet sharing the same swapped source identification
and destination identification as a previous packet after a predetermined time duration has been exceeded since the swapped
source identification and destination identification of the previous packet matched the existing entry in the stateful connection
table; and

dropping the packet in response to a detected loop.

US Pat. No. 9,256,772

DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM HAVING RECONFIGURABLE DATA COLLECTION TERMINAL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A data collection system comprising:
a portable data collection terminal having a radio transceiver device for reading and/or writing encoded information; and
a computer spaced apart from the portable data collection terminal, the computer being configured to:
display a graphical user interface (GUI) prompting an operator of the data collection system to enter configuration data for
reconfiguring the portable data collection terminal;

build a data package based on configuration data entered by the operator via the GUI; and
encode the data package into a tag by transferring an encoding command to the portable data collection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,256,549

SET-ASSOCIATIVE HASH TABLE ORGANIZATION FOR EFFICIENT STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF DATA IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
storing a set of hash tables embodying metadata including an extent key associated with a storage location on storage devices
of a cluster for write data of one or more write requests organized into an extent, each hash table having a plurality of
entries, wherein each entry includes a plurality of slots;

recreating, by a node of the cluster, a first field of the extent key implicitly from an entry in a first address space portion
of a hash table, the first field having first bits used as a first hash table index to address the first address space portion
of the hash table to select the entry and to determine a slot;

storing a second field of the extent key in the slot, the second field having second bits used as a second hash table index
to address a second address space portion of the hash table;

storing a third field of the extent key in the slot, the third field having third bits used to realize uniqueness in an event
of a collision in the hash table; and

recreating, by the node of the cluster, a fourth field of the extent key implicitly from the hash table of the set of hash
tables, the fourth field having fourth bits used as a hash table selector to select the hash table from the set of hash tables,
wherein the first through fourth fields of the extent key are separate fields.

US Pat. No. 9,256,377

CONSISTENT DISTRIBUTED STORAGE COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL SEMANTICS IN A CLUSTERED STORAGE SYSTEM

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing computer-executable instructions, comprising:
instructions to implement a storage operating system on a computing device, wherein the instructions implement the storage
operating system as a node in a clustered storage system;

instructions to implement a protocol target instance that interacts with at least a peer protocol target instance on a peer
cluster node of the clustered storage system to implement a distributed logical unit that performs data storage protocol processing
for a host, the distributed logical unit being a distributed object that includes a set of target sub-devices hosted on one
or more nodes in the clustered storage system, wherein the protocol target instance presents the distributed logical unit
as a single target device to the host, the distributed logical unit being a representation of a physical data storage or an
abstraction of physical data storage on which data in the clustered storage system is stored;

instructions to implement a target sub-device having at least a logical sub-unit therein, the logical sub-unit being part
of the distributed logical unit;

instructions to implement a logical target port to provide routing for a command or task management function from the host
to an appropriate logical sub-unit in the distributed logical unit, wherein the logical target port references a physical
port of the computing device;

instructions to process, at the logical sub-unit, the command or the task management function to thereby modify context information
of the distributed logical unit, the context information comprising data storage or data state information of the logical
sub-unit;

instructions to, in response to processing the command or the task management function, notify a peer logical sub-unit implemented
by the peer protocol target instance that the context information is modified;

instructions to implement an instance of a global task set for the logical subunit to queue the command or the task management
function from the host that modifies the context information; and

instructions to coordinate entry of a first command or function into the instance of the global task set such that the instance
of the global task set is consistent with a peer instance of the global task set implemented on the peer logical sub-unit.

US Pat. No. 9,256,298

DISPLAY PANEL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel comprising a bendable flexible substrate, and further comprising a sensor control circuit and a sensitive
element provided on the flexible substrate, the sensor control circuit being connected to the sensitive element;
a sensitive parameter of the sensitive element varies with a bending degree of the flexible substrate so that a detected signal
passing through the sensitive element varies with the bending degree of the flexible substrate;

the sensor control circuit including a signal generating circuit and a feedback circuit,
wherein,
the signal generating is used for inputting the detected signal into the sensitive element;
the feedback circuit is used for converting the detected signal passing through the sensitive element into a feedback signal
indicating the bending degree of the flexible substrate and for sending it to a control system connected to the display panel,
so that the control system performs corresponding control operations in accordance with the feedback signal,

wherein, at least two second pins are provided on the sensor control circuit, and the two pins are respectively connected
to two terminals of the sensitive element.

US Pat. No. 9,257,271

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
loading a first substrate having an oxide film formed on the first substrate into a processing chamber, the first substrate
supported by a susceptor;

supplying a process gas containing nitrogen atoms to the first substrate;
performing a preprocessing in which the process gas is excited in a state that a pressure within the processing chamber is
at a first pressure and an electric potential of the first substrate is kept at a first electric potential by controlling
a bias voltage of the susceptor;

loading a second substrate having an oxide film formed on the second substrate into the processing chamber, the second substrate
supported by the susceptor;

supplying the processing gas to the second substrate; and
performing a main processing in which the process gas is excited in a state that the pressure within the processing chamber
is at a second pressure and an electric potential of the second substrate is kept at a second electric potential by controlling
the bias voltage of the susceptor,

wherein the first pressure is lower than the second pressure and the first electric potential is greater than the second electric
potential to facilitate oxygen adhering to one or more processing chamber surfaces, and

wherein the first substrate is a dummy substrate and the second substrate is a processing substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,258,935

BOARD PROCESSING APPARATUS

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A board processing apparatus comprising:
a head unit for performing a predetermined operation for a board; and
a moving device for moving the head unit in a uniaxial direction, the moving device including a guide rail having one end
and other end and a sliding member that is moved along the guide rail between the one end and the other end,

wherein the head unit is fixed to the sliding member in such a manner that at least a portion of the head unit protrudes outwardly
from an edge face of the sliding member oriented in a moving direction thereof, the edge face being an edge face facing to
the one end or the other end of the guide rail, and the portion of the head unit protrudes outwardly from the first end or
the second end of the guide rail in a direction in which the guide rail extends when the edge face is moved to a position
of the first end or the second end of the guide rail.

US Pat. No. 9,257,230

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:
a ceramic body including a plurality of dielectric layers and having first and second main surfaces opposing each other, first
and second side surfaces opposing each other, and first and second end surfaces opposing each other;

a capacitor part disposed in the ceramic body and including first and second internal electrodes, the first internal electrode
having a first lead exposed to the second main surface and the second internal electrode having a second lead exposed to the
first main surface;

resistor parts including first internal connection conductors exposed to the first and second main surfaces and the first
end surface and second internal connection conductors exposed to the first and second main surfaces and the second end surface,
the first and second internal connection conductors being disposed on the same dielectric layers among the plurality of dielectric
layers in the ceramic body; and

first to fourth external electrodes disposed on the first and second main surfaces of the ceramic body and electrically connected
to the first and second internal electrodes and the first and second internal connection conductors, first and third connection
terminals disposed on the first end surface of the ceramic body and connected to the first internal connection conductors,
and second and fourth connection terminals disposed on the second end surface of the ceramic body and connected to the second
internal connection conductors,

wherein the capacitor part and the resistor parts are connected in series to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,255,892

SUBSTRATE, A METHOD OF MEASURING A PROPERTY, AN INSPECTION APPARATUS AND A LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A substrate comprising:
a first plurality of superimposed patterns and a second plurality of superimposed patterns,
said second plurality of patterns being in turn superimposed on said first plurality of patterns,
wherein said first plurality of patterns are periodic patterns, said patterns having a period of d, said second plurality
of patterns also being periodic patterns and having a period which is different to d such that within an image of respective
diffraction patterns produced by radiation reflected by each of the first plurality of superimposed patterns and the second
plurality of superimposed patterns, the diffraction patterns of at least one order corresponding to each of the first and
second pluralities of superimposed patterns are spatially distinguishable from each other within said image.

US Pat. No. 9,258,253

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE SWITCHING FABRIC

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. A network switching device comprising:
a plurality of connectors configured to couple the network switching device to other network devices;
one or more front panel cards, each of the front panel cards including one or more first ports and configured to forward network
packets between the first ports;

one or more fabric cards, each of the fabric cards including one or more second ports and configured to forward network packets
between the second ports; and

a port multiplexing unit comprising:
one or more external connector connection points connecting the port multiplexing unit to the connectors;
one or more front panel connection points connecting the port multiplexing unit to the one or more first ports; and
one or more fabric card connection points connecting the port multiplexing unit to the one or more second ports;
wherein the port multiplexing unit is configured to:
flexibly interconnect the external connector connection points to the front panel connection points; and
flexibly interconnect the fabric card connection points to the front panel connection points.

US Pat. No. 9,256,548

RULE-BASED VIRTUAL ADDRESS TRANSLATION FOR ACCESSING DATA

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
matching a virtual address simultaneously in parallel against a set of a plurality of predetermined rules in identifying one
or more storing description parameters for converting the virtual address to a lookup address, with each of the plurality
of predetermined rules including a range of one or more virtual addresses stored in a binary or ternary content-addressable
memory entries, with said matching operation including performing a single hardware-based content-addressable memory lookup
operation simultaneously and in parallel on each of said content-addressable memory entries resulting in a single matching
rule, and retrieving said storing description parameters from a location in a storing description parameter storage corresponding
to the single matching rule;

converting the virtual address to the lookup address based on said identified storing description parameters; and
performing one or more data access operations in one or more particular memory units based on the lookup address said converted
from the virtual address.

US Pat. No. 9,258,208

MULTIPLE PATH AVAILABILITY BETWEEN WALKABLE CLUSTERS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
creating, in a computing network, a hierarchal network layer routing topology for reaching a destination according to a network
layer routing protocol, the hierarchal network layer routing topology comprising supernodes including a single parent supernode
providing reachability to the destination, and a plurality of child supernodes, each supernode comprising a plurality of network
devices interconnected by intra-cluster data links according to a corresponding link layer topology of the corresponding supernode
and wherein in each child supernode one or more of the network devices operate as one or more exit network devices each providing
the corresponding child supernode a corresponding inter-cluster data link to one of the parent supernode or another child
supernode;

receiving, in one of the child supernodes from a distinct one of the child supernodes via the corresponding inter-cluster
data link, a data packet for delivery to the destination according to the network layer routing protocol;

causing the data packet to traverse along a sequence of two or more of any distinct available intra-cluster data links in
the one child supernode independent of any network layer routing topology established by the network devices in the one child
supernode, until the data packet reaches one of the exit network devices;

the one exit network device forwarding the data packet to the parent supernode in response to receipt thereof, via the corresponding
inter-cluster data link; and,

the parent supernode delivering the data packet toward the destination, in response to receipt thereof, according to the network
layer routing protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,257,612

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP, AND OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A method for producing an optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising the following method steps performed in the indicated
order:
providing an n-conducting layer;
arranging a p-conducting layer on the n-conducting layer, wherein at least one active zone provided for receiving and/or for
emitting electromagnetic radiation during the operation of the optoelectronic semiconductor chip is formed between the n-conducting
layer and the p-conducting layer;

arranging a metal layer sequence on the p-conducting layer;
arranging a mask at a side of the metal layer sequence which is remote from the p-conducting layer;
in places removing the metal layer sequence and uncovering the p-conducting layer using the mask; and
in places neutralizing or removing the uncovered regions of the p-conducting layer as far as the n-conducting layer using
the mask,

wherein the metal layer sequence comprises at least one mirror layer and a barrier layer, and the mirror layer of the metal
layer sequence faces the p-conducting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,257,611

RADIATION EMITTING OR RECEIVING OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising:
a multiplicity of active regions arranged at a distance from one another, and
a reflective layer arranged at an underside of the multiplicity of active regions, wherein
at least one of the active regions has a main extension direction,
one of the active regions has a core region formed with a first semiconductor material,
the active region has an active layer covering the core region at least in directions transversely with respect to the main
extension direction of the active region,

the active region has a cover layer formed with a second semiconductor material and covers the active layer at least in directions
transversely with respect to the main extension direction of the active region,

the reflective layer reflects electromagnetic radiation generated during operation in the active layer, and
an insulation material is arranged between the multiplicity of active regions, is transmissive to electromagnetic radiation
generated during operation in the active layer, and surrounds the active regions at least in directions transversely with
respect to the main extension direction.

US Pat. No. 9,258,644

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MICROPHONE BEAMFORMING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a camera system;
an optimization system, wherein the optimization system is configured to communicate with the camera system; and
at least one microphone connected to the optimization system;
wherein the optimization system is configured to automatically adjust a beamform of the at least one microphone based, at
least in part, on focus location information of the camera system and zoom setting information of the camera system, wherein
the zoom setting information is associated with an audio capture profile.

US Pat. No. 9,256,802

OBJECT OR SHAPE INFORMATION REPRESENTATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An image data processing method for processing, by a processing unit, image data of an object or a shape by comparing the
image data with comparison image data stored in an image information memory to determine a degree of similarity of the object
or the shape and the comparison image data, comprising:
extracting contour information of an entirety or a part of the object or the shape from the image data;
stepwise smoothing the contour information of the entirety or the part of the object or the shape over a plurality of stages
to obtain smoothed contour lines on each stage;

processing the contour information represented by each smoothed contour line on each stage to divide a contour shape represented
by the contour information into one or a plurality of divided curves at each inflection point of each smoothed contour line
by calculating a degree of curvature of each curve to store the degree of the curvature as information of each divided curve
in the information memory; and

obtaining a feature amount of each divided curve on each of the stages to store the feature amount of the smoothed contour
lines in the information memory to compare the feature amount with the corresponding feature amount of the comparison image
data and to determine the degree of the similarity of the image data with the comparison image data.

US Pat. No. 9,256,338

BACKLIGHT MODULE WITH LOW ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A backlight module, comprising:
a light guide plate having a light entrance edge and a side edge adjacent to each other; and
a light source module comprising:
a flexible circuit board strip having:
a light source section having a light source disposing plane and extending along the light entrance edge;
a connection section connected to one end of the light source section; and
a signal transmission section extending along the side edge of the light guide plate, wherein the signal transmission section
has a wiring disposing plane parallel to a plane of the side edge of the light guide plate, the wiring disposing plane is
the surface of the wider extent of the signal transmission section, one end of the signal transmission section is connected
to the connection section;

wherein the connection section includes a first fold and a second fold making a portion of the wiring disposing plane parallel
to the plane of the side edge of the light guide plate and the light source disposing plane are non-coplanar and include at
least one angle, before the first fold and the second fold are formed, the light source section and the signal transmission
section are disposed side by side, the light source disposing plane and the wiring disposing plane are coplanar, and the connection
section is transversely connected between the light source section and the signal transmission section; and

a plurality of light sources, disposed along an extending direction of the light source section on the light source disposing
plane, for emitting light towards the light entrance edge.

US Pat. No. 9,255,540

METHOD FOR THE OPERATION OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for operating an internal combustion engine including an injection system having at least one injector and an
injector system control unit, the method comprising, for a particular injector:
storing a predefined setpoint value of an injection quantity of the injector in the form of a nominal characteristic diagram
having nominal characteristic curves in the control unit;

adapting the nominal characteristic diagram to individual tolerances of the injector using injector coding to obtain an individual
characteristic diagram having individual characteristic curves;

applying a plurality of different correction functions for detecting and correcting a service life quantity drift of the injector
to obtain a plurality of corrected individual characteristic diagrams having corrected individual characteristic curves;

determining offsets of the corrected individual characteristic curves with respect to the nominal characteristic curves to
produce offset curves, and

using sections of the offset curves that define a minimum offset as actuation correction data for the injection quantity,
wherein in each case the minimum offset of the next offset curve is used if two offset curves intersect.

US Pat. No. 9,255,207

INKJET INKS CONTAINING CROSSLINKED POLYURETHANES

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. An aqueous inkjet ink composition comprising an aqueous vehicle having stably dispersed therein a pigment and a crosslinked
polyurethane dispersoid binder, wherein the ink comprises the crosslinked polyurethane dispersoid binder in an amount of more
than about 0.5% to about 30% by weight based on the total weight of the ink, wherein the crosslinking in the crosslinked polyurethane
is greater than about 1% and less than about 50% as measured by a THF insolubles test and the crosslinking of the binder is
substantially completed before the binder is added to the ink.

US Pat. No. 9,255,173

OXIRANE (ETHYLENE OXIDE) POLYURETHANE COATINGS

Lake Region Manufacturing...

1. A composition comprising epoxy urethane alkylene oxide reactive coating compositions of the structure of formula (I)

US Pat. No. 9,258,818

CARRIER ALLOCATION IN WIRELESS NETWORK

Nokia Technologies OY, E...

1. A method, comprising:
selecting, in a network element of a wireless network employing dynamic radio carrier allocation, at least two radio carriers
on non-contiguous frequency channels for utilization in communication with the network element, wherein each communication
with the network element from each station utilizes at least one radio carrier amongst the selected at least two radio carriers;

causing transmission of a signal carrying information about the selected at least two radio carriers on a radio channel;
receiving an association request from a client station, wherein the association request comprises a message indicating a capability
of the client station to operate on the selected at least two radio carriers in communication with the network element; and

configuring a communication link between the network element and the client station to utilize at least one radio carrier
amongst the selected at least two radio carriers on the non-contiguous frequency channels based on the received association
request.

US Pat. No. 9,258,897

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A wiring board, comprising:
a laminated structure having a recessed portion on a first-surface side of the laminated structure and a solder resist layer
on a second-surface side of the laminated structure on an opposite side of the first-surface side,

wherein the laminated structure has a first-surface side pad formed on a bottom surface of the recessed portion and a second-surface
side pad formed on the second-surface side of the laminated structure, laminated structure has a first opening portion and
a second opening portion formed on the second-surface side, the first opening portion is exposing the second-surface side
pad, the second opening portion is formed on a back face of the recessed portion such that the back face of the recessed portion
does not include a pad on the second-surface side of the laminated structure, and the second opening portion has a depth which
is a same as or less than a thickness of the solder resist.

US Pat. No. 9,258,015

DECODER WITH SELECTIVE ITERATION SCHEDULING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:
decoding a code word of an Error Correction Code (ECC) by performing a sequence of iterations, such that each iteration involves
processing of multiple variable nodes, wherein the ECC is represented by a set of check equations;

for one or more selected variable node processors, evaluating a number of unsatisfied check equations that are defined over
one or more variables held respectively by the one or more selected variable node processors, and, omitting the one or more
selected variable node processors from a given iteration in the sequence in response to determining that the number of unsatisfied
check equations meets a predefined skipping criterion; and

clearing an indication that a particular variable node processor should be skipped in a current iteration in response to a
determining that the particular variable node processor was skipped in a previous iteration.

US Pat. No. 9,257,596

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

16. A light-emitting diode chip comprising:
a semiconductor body having a plurality of active regions, wherein
at least one of the active regions has at least two subregions,
the active region has at least one barrier region arranged between two adjacent subregions of said at least two subregions,
the at least two subregions emit light of mutually different colour during operation of the light-emitting diode chip,
in at least one of the subregions the emission of light is generated electrically,
the barrier region is configured to hinder a thermally activated redistribution of charge carriers between the two adjacent
subregions,

in a first subregion of the at least one active region the emission of light is generated electrically and in a second subregion
of the same active region and adjacent to the first subregion the emission of light is due to optically pumping by light of
the first subregion,

a thick barrier region is arranged between the first subregion and the second subregion, wherein
the thick barrier region has a thickness of at least 100 nm,
the thick barrier region is based on a semiconductor material having a greater band gap than the first and the second subregions
adjoining the thick barrier region, and

an electrically conductive material is applied to a side facet of the thick barrier region, wherein the first subregion is
electrically contacted via the electrically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,257,217

INDUCTOR ELEMENT, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INDUCTOR ELEMENT, AND WIRING BOARD

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

1. A wiring board, comprising:
a substrate having an opening portion; and
an inductor element positioned in the opening portion of the substrate and comprising a support layer, a first conductive
layer formed on the support layer and having a first inductor pattern and a first pad formed at one end portion of the first
inductor pattern, a first insulation layer formed on the support layer and the first conductive layer and comprising a magnetic
material layer and a resin layer, a second conductive layer formed on the first insulation layer and having a second inductor
pattern and a second pad formed at one end portion of the second inductor pattern, and a via conductor formed through the
resin layer of the first insulation layer and connecting the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer,

wherein the magnetic material layer of the first insulation layer is covering at least a portion of the first inductor pattern,
the resin layer of the first insulation layer is covering the first pad and has an opening portion exposing at least a portion
of the first pad, and the via conductor is formed in the opening portion of the resin layer of the first insulation layer
such that the via conductor is physically out of contact with the magnetic material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,256,777

METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING GESTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A gesture recognition method for an electronic device to recognize a gesture of at least a hand, the gesture recognition
method comprising:
capturing a hand image of the hand, wherein the hand image includes a hand region;
calculating a geometric center of the hand region;
deploying at least a concentric circle on the hand image with the geometric center as a center of the concentric circles;
counting the number of a plurality of intersection points of the edge of the hand region on each of the concentric circles
respectively to determine a feature vector of the gesture; and

according to the feature vector, performing a hand recognition to recognize the gesture of the hand.

US Pat. No. 9,258,188

DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM HAVING EIR TERMINAL INTERFACE NODE

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An encoded information reading (EIR) terminal interface node, wherein:
the EIR terminal interface node is communicatively coupled to a plurality of EIR terminals, wherein each EIR terminal is configured
to engage a docking station;

the EIR terminal interface node is communicatively coupled to a reprogramming database containing a plurality of reprogramming
records, wherein each reprogramming record contains (i) EIR terminal identifying information and (ii) a binary file identifier,
a data file identifier, and/or a script file identifier;

the EIR terminal interface node is configured to build and transmit a reprogramming message to an EIR terminal, wherein the
reprogramming message includes a binary file, a data file, and/or a script file;

the EIR terminal interface node is configured to query the reprogramming database to obtain information and build the reprogramming
message using the obtained information from the reprogramming database;

the binary file comprises a software code to be executed by an EIR terminal;
the data file comprises EIR terminal software configuration parameters; and
the script file comprises a sequence of commands to be executed by an EIR terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,258,033

DOCKING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

9. A near field communication docking system, comprising:
an NFC-enabled mobile computing device;
an NFC-enabled docking station having docking-station information and configured to transfer the docking-station information
to the NFC-enabled mobile computing device using NFC communication;

wherein the NFC-enabled docking system uses the docking-station information to configure the NFC-enabled mobile computing
device when the NFC-enabled mobile computing device is positioned in proximity to the NFC-enabled docking station;

wherein the docking station information comprises the docking station's connector configuration and the signals to expect
on each pin; and

wherein the NFC-enabled mobile computing device reconfigures its interface connector pins to electrically match the NFC-enabled
docking station connector's configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,257,830

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor switching element;
an overvoltage protection circuit to protect the switching element from overvoltage;
a resistance circuit to transmit a control signal for turning the switching element ON and OFF to a control terminal of the
switching element;

a first switching means for receiving, through the overvoltage protection circuit, a signal corresponding to a voltage appearing
at an output terminal of the switching element on turning OFF of the switching element;

a second switching means for operating according to a voltage of a first capacitor connected to an output side of the first
switching means to increase a resistance value of the resistance circuit; and

a timing control means for controlling timing of operating the second switching means in accordance with the voltage of the
first capacitor, the first capacitor being charged or discharged responsive to a level of the control signal,

wherein the timing control means turns off the second switching means by discharging the first capacitor with the control
signal before the elapse of an ON time of the control signal causes an excessive current to flow in the switching element,
and slows a turn-off speed of the switching element by increasing the resistance value.

US Pat. No. 9,257,930

CONTROLLER FOR MULTIPLE-PHASE ROTATING MACHINE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A controller for driving a multiple-phase rotating machine having a plurality of winding sets magnetically coupled together,
each winding set including a plurality of phase windings, the controller comprising:
a plurality of electrical power converters capable of supplying alternating current to the plurality of winding sets, each
electrical power converter including a plurality of legs, each leg being constructed with switching devices and provided to
a corresponding one of the plurality of phase windings, a pair of each electrical power converter and a corresponding winding
set being defined as a system;

a failure detector capable of detecting a failure in the electrical power converter or the winding set in each system; and
a control section capable of controlling an output of the electrical power converter by setting a d-axis current and a q-axis
current to drive the electrical power converter, wherein

when the failure detector detects the failure in any one of the systems, the control section stops the electrical power converter
in the one of the systems and controls the output of the electrical power converter in each of the others of the systems by
setting the d-axis current in such a manner that an electric current, which is generated by a counter-electromotive force
in the plurality of phase windings in the one of the systems during rotation of the multiple-phase rotating machine, is reduced
by reducing a voltage of the counter-electromotive force with a corresponding voltage that substantially cancels the voltage
of the counter-electromotive force and is generated in the plurality of phase windings in the one of the systems through mutual
inductance between the plurality of phase windings in the one of the systems and the plurality of phase windings in each of
the others of the systems when the d-axis current, which is set by the control section, is supplied to the plurality of phase
windings in each of the others of the systems.

US Pat. No. 9,256,623

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SCHEDULING TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTINUATION THREAD BLOCKS

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method comprising:
generating a first task metadata data structure in a memory;
generating a second task metadata data structure in the memory, wherein the second task metadata data structure is related
to the first task metadata data structure;

executing a first task corresponding to the first task metadata data structure in a processor, wherein at least one instruction
in the first task causes one or more child tasks to be executed by the processor;

generating state information representing a continuation task related to the first task and storing the state information
in the second task metadata data structure;

executing the continuation task in the processor after the one or more child tasks have finished execution; and
indicating that the first task has logically finished execution when the continuation task has finished execution,
wherein the continuation task comprises one or more instructions that are dependent on at least one intermediate value produced
by the one or more child tasks.

US Pat. No. 9,256,260

PROCESSING SYSTEM, PROCESSING DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A processing system comprising:
a plurality of processing devices connected via a communication line, each of the processing devices including:
a processing part processing an input signal and outputting the processed signal,
a communication part connected to a communication line including two signal lines, the communication part: (i) receiving a
signal transmitted using a differential signal on the basis of a first communication system to the communication line, (ii)
outputting the received signal to the processing part, and (iii) transmitting on the basis of the first communication system,
the signal output from the processing part to the communication line; and

a power supply control part controlling supply/non-supply of power from outside of the processing system to the processing
part,

wherein the processing part of one processing device among the plurality of processing devices outputs a control signal for
controlling supply/non-supply of the power to the processing part of another processing device,

wherein the one processing device further includes:
a transmission part transmitting on the basis of a second communication system, the control signal output by the processing
part of the one processing device to signal lines of the communication line in a same phase,

wherein the another processing device further includes:
a reception part receiving a first signal based on the first communication system and a second signal based on the second
communication system from the communication line,

wherein in the another processing device the first signal received by the reception part is input to the communication part,
wherein the power supply control part of the another processing device controls supply/non-supply of the power on the basis
of the second signal received by the reception part.

US Pat. No. 9,256,619

METHOD FOR DETECTING AND RECOGNIZING BOATS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A computer implemented method for recognizing boats in a port, each boat having a bow, the method comprising:
receiving, by a receiver, a digital image of the port that includes one or more boats
establishing, by one or more processor, land/water boundaries from the digital image of the port including one or more boats,
using a land mask and image statistics, without requiring a site model;

utilizing, by the one or more processor, the established land/water boundaries to determine thresholds and normalization parameters
for the one or more boats;

detecting, by the one or more processor, one or more bow candidates for the boats in the image responsive to the determined
thresholds and normalization parameters;

computing, by the one or more processor, an orientation of each of the boats with detected bows;
computing first features along the bow candidates to eliminate false bow candidates responsive to the orientations;
fitting, by the one or more processor, boat models to the detected one or more bow candidates, responsive to the orientations
and the first features;

determining, by the one or more processor, one or more best fit models from the fitted boat models;
calculating second features in an interior, exterior and outline of the best fit models;
applying, by the one or more processor, a statistical classifier to score each of the one or more best fit models and to reduce
false alarms for the best fit models; and

eliminating, by the one or more processor, lower scoring best fit models whose outline overlaps an outline of a higher scoring
best fit model to obtain a more accurate result for the recognizing boats.

US Pat. No. 9,258,790

DYNAMIC POWER SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT METHOD, SPECTRUM OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM AND CLIENT DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A dynamic power spectrum management method, applied in a Digital Subscriber Line system which comprises a plurality of
sub-carriers, comprising:
calculating, from a Lagrange Multiplier and a tax factor, a water-filling parameter of each user corresponding to the case
that total power of the user is below or equal to a total power threshold for the user, wherein the tax factor bears user
crosstalk information; and

calculating, from the water-filling parameter, power allocated to each user in each sub-carrier,
wherein the tax factor denotes:
influence on the user caused by interference from other users on each sub-carrier; and
influence on a relative rate weight coefficient for the user;
transmitting the calculation result;
further comprising updating the tax factor of the user after calculating, from the water-filling parameter, the power allocated
to each user in each sub-carrier, and wherein the power allocated to each user in each sub-carrier is dependent upon the power
of other users in other sub-carriers;

and wherein updating the tax factor of each user comprises:
obtaining the value of a weighted rate sum of all users as a value of an objective function;
calculating a temporary tax factor, and calculating from the temporary tax factor a temporary value of the objective function;
and

comparing the value of the objective function with the temporary value of the objective function, and determining the tax
factor based on a comparison result.

US Pat. No. 9,256,767

TRACKING SYSTEM

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method of tracking information using a hand held reader, the method comprising:
scanning for an information bearing indicia (IBI) and radio frequency identification (RFID) data;
reading information from the RFID circuit and the IBI;
comparing information read from the RFID circuit and the IBI;
determining if the RFID circuit and IBI provide at least some redundant information when read with a respective reading device
based on the comparison of information read from the RFID circuit and the IBI;

wherein a decoded result of the IBI takes precedence over a decoded result of the RFID circuit in response to determining
that information provided by the circuit is conflicting with information provided by the IBI, when the RFID circuit is being
read along with at least one other RFID circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,256,136

FLUID HANDLING STRUCTURE, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD INVOLVING GAS SUPPLY

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A fluid handling structure for a lithographic apparatus, the fluid handling structure configured to confine immersion liquid
to a space, the fluid handling structure comprising:
an elongate opening or a plurality of openings arranged in a first line that, in use, is directed towards a facing surface
of a substrate, of a substrate table configured to support the substrate, or of both the substrate and substrate table, the
elongate opening or plurality of openings being an outlet configured to remove at least liquid from the space, the outlet
being the nearest outlet, on any surface facing towards the facing surface, to the space that contains immersion fluid;

a gas knife device having an elongate aperture in a second line, the elongate aperture being outward relative to the space
of the elongate opening or plurality of openings of the first line;

a surface without an opening between the first line of the elongate opening or plurality of openings and the second line of
the elongate aperture;

an opening, adjacent the gas knife device, comprising an elongate opening or a plurality of openings, configured to remove
gas, liquid, or both liquid and gas, the opening adjacent the gas knife device being outward relative to the space of the
elongate aperture in the second line; and

a control system connected or connectable to an under pressure source and/or valve for the elongate opening or plurality of
openings in the first line, to an under pressure source and/or for the opening adjacent the gas knife, or to both the under
pressure source and/or valve for the elongate opening or plurality of openings in the first line and the under pressure source
and/or valve for the opening adjacent the gas knife and configured to control the at least one under pressure source and/or
valve such that, during a time where both at least liquid is removed through the elongate opening or plurality of openings
in the first line and gas, liquid, or both liquid and gas, is removed through the opening adjacent the gas knife device, a
non-zero gas flow rate through the opening adjacent the gas knife device is greater than a non-zero gas flow rate through
the elongate opening or plurality of openings in the first line.

US Pat. No. 9,256,514

DEBUGGING AND PERFOMANCE ANALYSIS OF APPLICATIONS

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that, responsive to execution
by a computer system, cause said computer system to perform operations comprising:
recording function calls between a graphics application and a graphics application programming interface (API) while operating
on a frame of interest;

maintaining a reference count for an object created by said graphics API, wherein said reference count is incremented each
time said object is referenced and decremented each time a reference to said object is removed;

manipulating said reference count such that said graphics API behaves as if there is at least one remaining reference for
said object and does not delete said object when said reference count for said object reaches zero so that said object remains
intentionally available when said frame of interest is subsequently replayed;

recording a beginning state of said graphics API;
determining a difference between said beginning state and an ending state of said graphics API;
generating a list of graphics API calls that return said ending state to said beginning state; and
after said manipulating, replaying said frame of interest including repeating said function calls and using said object during
said replaying.

US Pat. No. 9,257,050

AIRPLANE POSITION ASSURANCE MONITOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for monitoring positional accuracy of an airplane approaching a runway, comprising the following steps performed
by a computer system during the approach:
(a) determining a ground distance between a location of the airplane and a touchdown aim point on the runway based on respective
coordinates thereof;

(b) determining a height of the airplane above a threshold of the runway based on an altitude of the airplane and an elevation
of a threshold of the runway;

(c) determining an angle between a hypothetical line extending from the airplane to the touchdown aim point and a perpendicular
projection of that line onto a locally level plane that passes through a runway threshold reference point based on the ground
distance and the height;

(d) determining a first vertical angular deviation of the airplane from a glideslope based on a difference of the determined
angle and a glide path angle;

(e) receiving a second vertical angular deviation of the airplane from the glideslope based on measurements of a difference
in a depth of modulation of first and second modulated signals transmitted from a ground-based antenna and received by an
antenna onboard the airplane;

(f) comparing the first and second vertical angular deviations; and
(g) generating an alert signal when the first and second vertical angular deviations differ by an amount greater than a threshold
value.

US Pat. No. 9,256,275

MEDIA PLAYBACK POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICES AND METHODS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:
storage configured to store compressed media data;
a decoder configured to decode the compressed media data into decoded media data;
an output buffer configured to store the decoded media data before the decoded media data is played out; and
data processing circuitry configured to measure a fullness of the output buffer and to set an operating frequency of the storage,
the decoder, the output buffer, or the data processing circuitry, or a combination thereof, based at least in part on a format
of the compressed media data and the fullness of the output buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,258,387

SYSTEM FOR SCAN ORGANIZING, MANAGING AND RUNNING ENTERPRISE-WIDE SCANS BY SELECTIVELY ENABLING AND DISABLING SCAN OBJECTS CREATED BY AGENTS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A system for managing multiple scans across a computer network, the system comprising:
a central computer configured to organize and manage a plurality of different scans across a number of different computer
workstations in a computer network;

a number of client computers, the client computers communicating with the central computer via the computer network, each
of the client computers including one or more agents configured to create a series of scan objects that are selectively enabled
and disabled to perform a scan of the client computer, each scan object containing a scan name, description, and a type of
scan to be performed, and each scan object assigned a scan setting including file paths to be searched, scanning intervals
and start times;

the client computers including an agent server protocol that formats search details specified by the scan object prior to
activating the scan object, the agent configured to determine at least one enabled scan object among the series of scan objects
and the prior formatted searched details, and create search parameters based upon the at least one scan object in response
to enabling the at least one scan object, the search parameters being formatted by way of the agent server protocol, and sending
formatted search parameters to one or more agents via the computer network, whereby the agents carry out scans in accordance
with the formatted search parameters;

a database associated with the central computer, the database containing a plurality of different scan objects and the scan
setting assigned to each scan object, each of the scan objects containing details regarding a type of scan to be performed;
and

a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to display a list of each scan object individually and communication commands
to the central computer, whereby the GUI enables users to initiate a scan by an agent in accordance with the details specified
by a corresponding scan object, the GUI configured to display scan activity by way of the GUI, the scan activity including
a number of agents currently in the process of scanning, a number of agents that have successfully completed a scan, and a
number of events recorded,

wherein an application adapter is delivered to the agents prior to a search being initiated, and wherein the central computer
formats the application adapter by way of the agent server protocol, the formatted application adapters interfacing with the
agents and enabling the scans specified by the scan objects and sending the formatted application adapters to one or more
agents via the computer network.

US Pat. No. 9,256,221

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROCESSING SYSTEM, PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. An information processing apparatus for processing information on a semiconductor treatment apparatus, comprising:
an abnormality information display device configured to display information on an abnormality when the abnormality occurs
in a semiconductor treatment apparatus;

a countermeasure information receiving device configured to receive countermeasure information on a countermeasure to the
abnormality;

a countermeasure information storing device configured to store the countermeasure information such that the countermeasure
information is matched with abnormality identification information for identifying the abnormality;

an output device configured to output the countermeasure information and the abnormality identification information stored
in the countermeasure information storing device via a communication device to the outside;

a countermeasure item display device configured to display a plurality of countermeasure item candidates when the abnormality
occurs;

a countermeasure item storing device configured to store a countermeasure item selected from the plurality of countermeasure
item candidates displayed on the countermeasure item display device such that the countermeasure item is matched with the
abnormality identification information;

a countermeasure item transmitting device configured to transmit the countermeasure item and the abnormality identification
information stored in the countermeasure item storing device via the communication device to the outside;

a countermeasure item statistic receiving device configured to receive a statistic regarding the countermeasure item corresponding
to the abnormality identification information transmitted from the outside; and

a countermeasure item statistic display device configured to display the statistic regarding the countermeasure item for the
abnormality identification information received by the countermeasure item statistic receiving device when the abnormality
occurs.

US Pat. No. 9,255,217

IMINOXYTRIAZINES AS RADICAL GENERATORS

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A composition comprising
(a) an ethylenically unsaturated, polymerizable monomer or oligomer and
(b) as radical generating compound an iminoxytriazine compound of the formula I
wherein
n is 1 or 2;
R1 and R2 independently of each other are hydrogen, NH2, NHR5, NR5R6, COR5, COOR5, CONH2, CONHR5, CONR5R6, CN, SR5, OR5, C1-C18alkyl, C3-C12cycloalkyl, C6-C14aryl or C2-C14heteroaryl,

wherein said C3-C12cycloalkyl, C6-C14aryl or C2-C14heteroaryl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or more radicals selected from the group consisting of C1-C12alkyl, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, phenyl, halogen and C1-C12 alkoxy,

or R1 and R2 together with the C atom to which they are linked form a 4 to 12 membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic saturated or unsaturated
ring which is unsubstituted or substituted by one or more radicals selected from the group consisting of C1-C12alkyl, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, phenyl, halogen and C1-C12 alkoxy;

R3 is F, Cl, OH, OR5, SH, SR5, NH2, NHR5, NR5R6 or R1R2C?N—O—;

wherein R1 and R2 in all groups R1R2C?N—O— in the compound of the formula I are identical or different;

if n is 1, R4 is F, Cl, OH, OR5, SH, SR5, NH2, NHR5, NR5R6 or R1R2C?N—O—;

wherein R1 and R2 in all groups R1R2C?N—O— in the compound of the formula I are identical or different;

if n is 2, R4 is a difunctional group derived from a diol, diamine, aminoalcohol or mercaptoalcohol;

R5 and R6 independently of each other are C1-C18alkyl, C3-C12cycloalkyl, C6-C14aryl or C2-C14heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 9,258,828

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless communication apparatus, comprising:
a storage which stores a first set and a second set, the first set including first inter frame spaces of one or more types
and the second set including second inter frame spaces of the one or more types, the first inter frame spaces and the second
inter frame spaces each indicating a time required before a frame can be transmitted after detecting carrier sense on a wireless
medium changed from busy to idle;

a selection unit which selects either the first set or the second set in order to use for communication; and
a transmission and reception processing unit which communicates with a first apparatus using a first communication scheme,
by using either the first inter frame spaces or the second inter frame spaces according to a selection result of the selection
unit;

wherein when each of the second inter frame spaces are compared with each of the first inter frame spaces of a same type,
a value of said each of the second inter frame spaces is equal to or larger than a value of said each of the first inter frame
spaces of the same type, a value of one of the second inter frame spaces of a first type is larger than a value of one of
the first inter frame spaces of the first type, and the value of one of the second inter frame spaces of the first type is
determined based on a value of an inter frame space used in a second communication scheme,

wherein the first communication scheme is a scheme for transmitting and receiving data between a plurality of devices, and
wherein the second communication scheme is a scheme for transmitting and receiving data between a plurality of devices.

US Pat. No. 9,257,048

AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY LANDING ROUTE SYSTEM

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for managing a landing site for an aircraft, the method comprising:
selecting, using a navigation tool, the landing site from a group of landing sites;
determining, using a routing tool, a touchdown point on the landing site;
growing, using the routing tool, a spanning tree comprising a minimum cost path up from the touchdown point to an origin point
in the air;

computing, using the routing tool, a route from a current location of the aircraft to the origin point, the route being four-dimensional;
communicating, to a platform, a description of a state of the aircraft along the route of the aircraft over time to the landing
site; and

flying the aircraft to the landing site using the description of the state of the aircraft along the route of the aircraft
over time.

US Pat. No. 9,254,866

METHOD OF CONTROLLING STEERING OF A GROUND VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of controlling steering of a vehicle through setting wheel angles of a plurality of modular electronic corner
assemblies (eModules), the method comprising:
receiving a driving mode selected from a mode selection menu;
determining, in a master controller, a position of a steering input device;
determining, in the master controller, a velocity of the vehicle when the determined position of the steering input device
is near center;

transmitting a drive mode request corresponding to the driving mode to a plurality of steering controllers when the steering
wheel is near center and the velocity of the vehicle is below a maximum velocity;

determining, in the master controller, a required steering angle of each of the plurality of eModules as a function of the
determined position of the steering input device, the determined velocity of the vehicle, and the driving mode; setting each
of the eModules to an angle of 0 degrees and recording the angle setting of each of the eModules to a memory in the master
controller, when the determined position of the steering input device is near 0 degrees; and

setting the eModules to the respective determined steering angles.

US Pat. No. 9,257,625

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:
a light emitting structure including a first conductive semiconductor layer, a second conductive semiconductor layer under
the first conductive semiconductor layer, and an active layer between the first and second semiconductor layers;

a metal support layer disposed under the second conductive semiconductor layer;
an insulating layer disposed between the second conductive semiconductor layer and the metal support layer; and
a stepped conductive layer disposed between the second conductive semiconductor layer and the metal support layer,
wherein the stepped conductive layer includes a plurality of lower parts spaced apart from each other and a plurality of upper
parts bent from at least one of the lower parts,

wherein the plurality of upper parts of the stepped conductive layer are directly contacted with the second conductive semiconductor
layer,

wherein the plurality of lower parts of the stepped conductive layer are disposed between the insulating layer and the metal
support layer,

wherein the insulating layer is disposed at a region between the plurality of upper parts, and
wherein the metal support layer includes a plurality protrusions protruded toward the plurality of upper parts.

US Pat. No. 9,255,697

LIGHT FIXTURE HOUSING AND MOUNTING THEREFOR

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A light fixture comprising:
a fixture housing comprising a main cavity and an exterior, the exterior comprising a mounting surface with a wire access
hole there through into the main cavity;

a cover fastened to the mounting surface and comprising an aperture;
a sealed photocell comprising a sealed surface and a light receptor aligned with the aperture of the cover, wherein the sealed
photocell is positioned within the cover such that the sealed surface is biased toward the mounting surface; and

an O-ring between the mounting surface and the sealed surface, wherein the O-ring contacts the sealed surface of the sealed
photocell.

US Pat. No. 9,254,904

VESSEL

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A vessel comprising:
an outboard motor including an upstream exhaust port that emits exhaust;
a hull including a rear portion on which the outboard motor is mounted;
a cabin disposed above the hull and including a windshield disposed in front of the outboard motor in a plan view of the vessel,
a height of the cabin from a rearmost end of the outboard motor being not less than about ½ of a horizontal distance in a
front/rear direction from the rearmost end of the outboard motor to a rear end edge of the windshield;

a downstream exhaust port disposed farther to a lateral side of the vessel than the outboard motor; and
an exhaust passage extending from the upstream exhaust port to the downstream exhaust port and configured to guide the exhaust
from the upstream exhaust port to the downstream exhaust port; wherein

the cabin, the outboard motor, and the windshield are configured and arranged with respect to each other to prevent an inflow
of the exhaust into the cabin.

US Pat. No. 9,254,898

HULL ROBOT WITH ROTATABLE TURRET

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

22. A hull robot comprising:
a drive subsystem for maneuvering the robot about the hull; and
a turbine subsystem movable relative to the drive subsystem and responsive to fluid flowing past the hull as the hull moves
through the fluid, the turbine subsystem operating the drive subsystem and comprising a turbine intake,

wherein an orientation of the turbine intake is maintained in alignment with a direction of the fluid flowing outside the
hull robot and past the hull as the robot maneuvers about the hull in different directions along multiple axes.

US Pat. No. 9,258,065

COHERENT TRANSPONDER WITH ENHANCED FREQUENCY LOCKING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A coherent optical receiver, comprising:
a reception unit adapted to convert a received optical signal from a transmitter at a carrier frequency into a digital signal
using a local oscillator, referred to as LO, having an LO frequency;

a spectral analysis unit adapted to estimate a degree of asymmetry of a spectrum of the received optical signal, based on
the digital signal; and

a transmission unit adapted to transmit an indication of the degree of asymmetry to a near-end transponder comprising said
transmitter of the received optical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,256,355

ACCELERATED PANNING USER INTERFACE INTERACTION

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
displaying, within a graphical interface on an electronic display of a computing device, a first portion of a list of grouped
items, the list of grouped items including a plurality of different groups of items with the groups of items being arranged
in a particular order;

identifying, while continuing to display the first portion of the list of grouped items, that user input has selected to initiate
scrolling of the list of grouped items within the graphical interface;

in response to identifying that the user input has selected to initiate scrolling of the list of grouped items, causing a
pop-up graphical element to be displayed within the graphical interface on the electronic display, the pop-up graphical element
showing a first symbol that is representative of a first group of items, from among the plurality of different groups of items,
based on the first group of items including at least one item displayed within the first portion of the list of grouped items;

identifying that the user input has selected to scroll the list of grouped items from the first portion of the list of grouped
items to a second portion of the list of grouped items; and

in response to identifying that the user input has selected to scroll the list of grouped items from the first portion of
the list of grouped items to the second portion of the list of grouped items, updating the pop-up graphical element by replacing
the first symbol that is representative of the first group of items with a different, second symbol that is representative
of a second group of items, from among the plurality of different groups of items, based on the second group of items including
at least one item within the second portion of the list of grouped items.

US Pat. No. 9,255,360

SHEET MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A sheet manufacturing apparatus comprising:
a screening unit configured to allow a material having fibers to pass through from a plurality of openings and thereby screen
the material; and

a forming unit configured to form a sheet by using a passed material that has been screened,
the screening unit including
a cylindrical unit that has the openings on a curved surface and is configured to rotate,
two side units that are located at two end parts of the cylindrical unit which are spaced apart in a direction of extension
of a rotation center axis thereof, the side units being configured not to rotate,

an introduction unit that is provided to one of the side units and is configured to introduce the material to the cylindrical
unit, and

a discharge unit that is provided to the other of the side units, is located downward from the introduction unit, and is configured
to discharge a residual material, which is material that does not pass through the openings.

US Pat. No. 9,254,921

AIR INLET COMBINING A FILTER AND A BYPASS DEVICE FOR USE WITH A TURBINE ENGINE

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. An air inlet for an engine of an aircraft, the inlet comprising:
a duct for feeding outside air to said engine;
at least one filter and
at least one bypass device allowing said outside air to pass therethrough when said filter is obstructed;
the air inlet being characterized in that said duct, said filter and said bypass device are fastened to a common support,
said support being situated at one end of said duct and being fastenable to the aircraft so that the filter and the bypass
device can be assembled on the support away from the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,256,930

X-RAY INSPECTION METHOD AND DEVICE

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. An X-ray inspection method for computing a cross-sectional shape of a three-dimensional target having a first surface and
a second surface facing the first surface by transmitting X-rays through the target using an X-ray source for radiating X-rays,
an X-ray detector for detecting the X-rays and a computing device, comprising:
arranging the X-ray source in a predetermined first direction and at a predetermined first elevation angle with respect to
the target and the X-ray detector to face the X-ray source across the target and, in this state, causing the X-rays to be
radiated from the X-ray source and the X-ray detector to obtain a first X-ray image of the target;

arranging the X-ray source in a second direction different from the first direction and at a predetermined second elevation
angle with respect to the target and the X-ray detector to face the X-ray source across the target and, in this state, causing
X-rays to be radiated from the X-ray source and the X-ray detector to obtain a second X-ray image of the target;

causing the computing device to compute first thickness data of the target viewed in the first direction and in a direction
of the first elevation angle based on a luminance value distribution of the first X-ray image along the first direction and
further compute first cross-section data based on the first surface of the target and second cross-section data based on the
second surface based on the first thickness data;

causing the computing device to compute second thickness data of the target viewed in the second direction and in a direction
of the second elevation angle based on a luminance value distribution of the second X-ray image along the second direction
and further compute third cross-section data based on the first surface of the target and fourth cross-section data based
on the second surface based on the second thickness data; and

causing the computing device to partially extract cross-section data of a highly reliable region determined by the first and
second directions from the first to fourth cross-section data and derive cross-section data of the target by synthesizing
the extracted pieces of partial cross-section data.

US Pat. No. 9,255,607

SLEWING BEARING WITH A THROUGH-HOLE AND PLUG

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A slewing bearing having two rings and rollers arranged between the rings, one of the rings provided with a through-hole
for inserting the rollers for assembly and maintenance, and including a plug for closing the through-hole, the plug having
an end face configured flush with a rolling surface of one of the rings such that the roller surface and the end face of the
plug combine to form a continuous surface, wherein
the through-hole is formed as a bore including an inner portion having a smaller bore diameter and an outer portion having
a larger bore diameter, wherein a radial length of the outer portion is greater than a radial length of the inner portion.

US Pat. No. 9,255,854

TORQUE SENSOR

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

1. A torque sensor comprising:
a rotor section connected to a first shaft and comprising a rotor holder and a ring-shaped magnet mounted on an outer surface
of the rotor holder; and

a stator section connected to a second shaft and comprising a stator holder configured to fix a first stator ring and a second
stator ring,

wherein the rotor holder comprises a plurality of first coupling pieces protruding in an axial direction to be coupled to
the first shaft, and a first hog ring configured to pass through the plurality of first coupling pieces,

wherein the stator holder comprises a plurality of second coupling pieces protruding in an axial direction to be coupled to
the second shaft, and a second hog ring configured to pass through the plurality of second coupling pieces, and

wherein the plurality of second coupling pieces have through-holes, through which the second hog ring passes, formed in a
circumferential direction, and an inner, wall of the through-hole is adhered to the second hog ring.

US Pat. No. 9,254,888

STRADDLE-TYPE ELECTRIC VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A straddle-type electric vehicle comprising:
a front wheel and a rear wheel;
a seat at least a portion of which is disposed farther forward than the rear wheel;
a foot rest portion located farther rearward than the front wheel and farther forward than the rear wheel and configured to
support feet of an occupant seated on the seat from below;

a stand located between the front wheel and the rear wheel and configured so as to swing and support the vehicle in an upright
state when the stand is rotated downwards by using a front portion as a fulcrum;

a leg shield provided between the foot rest portion and the front wheel and which includes a surface extending in an up-and-down
direction;

a receptacle arranged to face an opening portion provided in the leg shield; and
a body frame which supports the front wheel, the rear wheel, the seat, the stand, the leg shield, and the receptacle; wherein
the receptacle is disposed between a ground contact point of the front wheel in a state in which the stand is rotated downwards
and the leg shield, the receptacle including a connecting port which opens to a top, a left, or a top-left and configured
to transmit a force which the receptacle receives via the body frame when a charging plug is fitted therein to the front wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,257,621

EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE COMPRISING THE SAME

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

1. An epoxy resin composition comprising: an epoxy resin; and 0.05-190 parts by weight, based on 10 parts by weight of the
epoxy resin, of a curing agent, wherein the epoxy resin comprises a triglycidylisocyanurate (TGIC) and a siloxane compound
containing an alicyclic epoxy group and a siloxane group,
wherein the curing agent comprises a compound of the following formula:

wherein R7 to R16 is each independently selected from H, Cl, Br, F, C1-C3 alkyl, C2-C3 alkene, and C2-C3 alkyne; and n is
an integer ranging from 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 9,255,498

VARIABLE VALVE PHASING LIFT AND DURATION

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A camshaft assembly for selectively actuating valves of an engine cylinder, comprising:
a camshaft having a plurality of lobes, including at least one phase adjustable lobe configured to be selectively rotated
with respect to the camshaft; and

a hydraulic valve actuator actuated by the at least one phase adjustable lobe of the camshaft, the hydraulic valve actuator
configured to selectively actuate at least one valve in communication with the hydraulic valve actuator in response to the
at least one phase adjustable lobe of the camshaft, the hydraulic valve actuator configured to selectively modify an input
received from the at least one phase adjustable lobe of the camshaft such that the camshaft assembly is configured to adjust
a phase and at least one of a lift and a duration of the at least one valve.

US Pat. No. 9,255,290

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR NON-THERMAN POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION

The Regents of the Univer...

2. A method for amplifying a target nucleic acid sequence contained in a sample that consists of or contains one or more nucleic
acid(s), said method comprising the steps of:
a) treating, the sample with primers for the target sequence under conditions that produce a primer extension product that
is complementary to the target nucleic acid sequence;

b) performing the method of claim 1 to separate the primer extension product from the nucleic acid on which it was synthesized, thereby producing a single-stranded
intermediate product; and

c) treating the single-stranded intermediate product with the primers under annealing conditions to cause a further primer
extension product to be produced.

US Pat. No. 9,258,908

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE HAVING COMPONENT-DISPOSING AREA AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A substrate structure having a component-disposing area, comprising:
a core layer, comprising a first surface, a patterned metallic layer and a component-disposing area, wherein the patterned
metallic layer is disposed on the first surface and comprises a plurality of pads and the pads are located within the component-disposing
area;

a first dielectric-layer, disposed on the core layer and comprising a plurality of openings respectively exposing the pads;
a laser-resistant metallic pattern, disposed on and directly contacting the first dielectric layer and surrounding a projection
area of the first dielectric-layer which the component-disposing area orthogonally projected on; and

a second dielectric layer, disposed on the first dielectric layer and covering the laser-resistant metallic pattern, wherein
the second dielectric layer comprises a component-disposing cavity corresponding to the projection area, penetrating through
the second dielectric layer and communicated with the openings to expose the pads, and the component-disposing cavity exposing
a part of the laser-resistant metallic pattern surrounding the projection area.

US Pat. No. 9,257,626

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE

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

21. A light emitting device package comprising:
a package body having a cavity composed of a side surface and a bottom, wherein the package body has a structure in which
a plurality of layers is laminated and the cavity is formed by the plurality of layers;

a heat radiating member disposed under the cavity of the package body;
a light emitting device disposed on the heat radiating member;
a bonding member disposed between the light emitting device and the heat radiating member;
a bonding member fixing layer disposed in the cavity and covering a side surfaces of the bonding member and the light emitting
device;

a connecting electrode disposed on one layer of the plurality of layers which is placed under the light emitting device and
electrically connecting to the heat radiating member;

an electrode layer disposed under the package body; and
a via contact passing through at least one of the plurality of layers and connecting the connecting electrode to the electrode
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,257,043

LANE CORRECTION SYSTEM, LANE CORRECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CORRECTING LANE

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

1. A lane correction system comprising:
an image acquisition apparatus for acquiring a forward image in front of a vehicle;
a lane detection apparatus for receiving the forward image from the image acquisition apparatus to detect lane information
based on the forward image; and

a lane correction apparatus for receiving first lane information detected at a present time from the lane detection apparatus
and for sensing whether a fault detection of the first lane information exists by comparing the first lane information with
a second lane information which is previously stored,

wherein the lane correction apparatus corrects the first lane information when the fault detection is sensed in the first
lane information and transfers the corrected first lane information to the lane detection apparatus;

wherein the lane correction apparatus detects a feature of the first lane information by using the received first and second
lane information, and senses whether the fault detection of the first lane information exists by using the detected feature;
and

wherein the feature includes a degree of variation of a lane information as a function of time.

US Pat. No. 9,258,763

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD THAT CAN PROMPTLY AND EFFICIENTLY PERFORM DECODING/PROCESSING OF A DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION THAT IS RELATED TO A SEARCH SPACE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station apparatus that is configured to communicate with a base station apparatus, the mobile station apparatus
comprising:
a reception unit configured to perform detecting of Downlink Control Information with CRC (cyclic redundancy check) bits scrambled
by C-RNTI (cell-radio network temporary identity) in a first search space which is commonly determined for mobile station
apparatuses in a cell and a second search space which is a mobile station apparatus specific search space determined based
on at least the C-RNTI; and

the reception unit configured to perform detecting of the Downlink Control Information with the CRC bits scrambled by the
C-RNTI in a third search space which is different from the first search space and the second search space, the third search
space being configured by using at least a dedicated RRC (Radio Resource Control) signaling which includes at least information
indicating a location of the third search space, wherein

the first search space, the second search space and the third search space are configured in a same component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,258,054

CYCLICAL OBSTRUCTION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for receiving data at a terminal via an intermittently obstructed channel in a communication system, the method
comprising:
tracking symbol characteristics of a signal received via the intermittently obstructed channel using one or more tracking
loops;

demodulating the signal according to the tracked symbol characteristics to obtain demodulated data samples;
decoding the demodulated data samples using a forward error correction code to obtain a series of corrected data packets;
identifying a blockage event for the intermittently obstructed channel; and
suppressing tracking for at least one tracking loop of the one or more tracking loops during the blockage event.

US Pat. No. 9,257,628

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NANOPARTICLES AND THEIR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for producing nanoparticles comprising a compound comprising a metal, the process comprising:
preparing a w/o microemulsion with at least one precursor of the metal in a dispersed polar phase with an aid of a surfactant,
and

adding a precipitant to a continuous nonpolar phase, wherein the metal is a transition metal Zr, Hf, Ti, Ta, Sc, Y or La,
an element with an atomic number 58 (Ce) to 71 (Lu), Mn, or Fe,

a solvent for the at least one precursor in the dispersed polar phase is a polar solvent having a water content of <1 mol-%
and

the precipitant in the continuous nonpolar phase is a base.

US Pat. No. 9,256,400

DECISION SERVICE MANAGER

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
creating a connection between a decision service manager and a managed system;
establishing a signature of a decision service;
developing, using at least one computer, the decision service based upon the established signature of the decision service;
performing a deployment readiness check, wherein the deployment readiness check is based upon criteria associated with the
managed system and the developed decision service, the criteria including at least one of: that the definition and implementation
of the decision service is free of any error messages, that defined limitations are not used within the decision service,
the availability of the managed system, or that the managed system responds with an acknowledgement prior to performing the
deployment;

transferring generated code implementing the decision service to the managed system upon a determination that the deployment
readiness check was successful; and

inserting the generated code into the managed system.

US Pat. No. 9,256,312

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication device comprising:
a communication unit configured to communicate with another communication device separate from the communication device;
a display unit configured to display an object corresponding to an object displayed on an other display unit of the other
communication device; and

a control unit configured to control the communication unit to transmit threshold information associated with the object displayed
on the display unit to the other communication device,

wherein the threshold information corresponds to detected pressure, and
the object displayed on the display unit is moved only when an other detected pressure detected by the other communication
device is equal to or greater than the threshold information.

US Pat. No. 9,258,899

METHOD OF FABRICATING A WIRING BOARD

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A method of fabricating a wiring board, comprising steps of:
forming a surface plating layer on a support member, and forming an external connecting pad on the surface plating layer formed
on the support member such that an area of the external connecting pad formed on the surface plating layer is smaller than
an area of the surface plating layer;

after forming the surface plating layer and the external connecting pad, forming an insulating layer and a wiring layer on
a surface of the support member where the external connecting pad is formed; and

removing the support member from the external connecting pad and the surface plating layer, leaving the external connecting
pad, the surface plating layer, the insulating layer, and the wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 9,258,434

USING A MOBILE DEVICE AS AN EXTERNAL MONITOR

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of using a mobile device as an external monitor for a computing device while simultaneously using a mobile device's
communication capabilities, the method comprising:
sending a control signal indicating a command to transfer control of a mobile device display associated with the mobile device,
wherein the control of the mobile device display is transferred from the mobile device to the computing device that is communicatively
coupled to the mobile device through a physical connection;

receiving, at a frame buffer on the mobile device, a visual content for display at the mobile device display, wherein the
visual content has been processed by the computing device, and wherein the visual content is communicated directly from the
computing device to the frame buffer on the mobile device, such that the visual content bypasses image processing components
including a video card and a display driver on the mobile device;

displaying the visual content on the mobile device display without using image processing capabilities of the mobile device;
simultaneous with displaying the visual content, receiving, at the mobile device, a communication over a radio integrated
into the mobile device; and

communicating an indication that the communication has been received.

US Pat. No. 9,258,167

TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, RECEIVING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A transmitting apparatus comprising:
a preamble symbol inserter configured to insert in a frame a preamble symbol comprising signaling information;
a guard interval inserter configured to insert a plurality of guard intervals in both ends of the preamble symbol, respectively;
and

a transmitter configured to transmit a frame comprising the preamble symbol and the guard intervals,
wherein one of the guard intervals comprises a pseudo random noise (PN) sequence and another guard interval comprises one
of the PN sequence and a part of the signaling information,

wherein the guard interval inserter is further configured to generate the PN sequence which is a same size as a size of the
preamble symbol, and insert a part of the generated PN sequence to each of the guard intervals or insert different parts of
the generated PN sequence to the guard intervals, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,256,620

TECHNIQUES FOR GROUPING IMAGES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
grouping, by one or more computer systems configured with executable instructions, and from among a plurality of images, multiple
images of the plurality that are associated with a common event into an event-based image group;

receiving, by the one or more computer systems, a selection by a user of a visual representation of a person;
identifying, by the one or more computer systems, one or more images in the identified event-based image group that each includes
the person; and

automatically, based on the grouping, providing the identified images to the person by:
determining, by the one or more computer systems, contact information for the person for use in sending to the person an electronic
communication that provides access to the identified one or more images; and

using, by the one or more computer systems, the determined contact information to send the electronic communication to the
person.

US Pat. No. 9,255,698

MOUNTING DEVICE FOR LIGHTING SOURCES

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A device for mounting planar lighting sources having a light emitting surface on a substrate, the device comprising:
a frame provided with fixing formations for fixing said frame on said substrate with the planar lighting source sandwiched
between the frame and the substrate, wherein: said frame has an opening to surround the light emitting surface of said lighting
source,

said frame is provided with elastic formations to elastically urge said lighting source toward said substrate, and
said fixing formations include at least one resilient formation to resiliently urge said frame toward said substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,254,638

BOARD PRINTING APPARATUS AND BOARD PRINTING METHOD

Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushik...

1. A board printing apparatus comprising:
at least one board working table holding a board to be printed on;
a first printing table and a second printing table aligned in a prescribed direction in a horizontal direction above the board
working table; and

a control portion controlling printing operations of the first printing table and the second printing table,
the first printing table holding a small component mask having a first thickness configured to perform first printing to print
a viscous material on the board,

the second printing table holding a large component mask having a second thickness thicker than the first thickness, formed
with a relief portion having a depth larger than the first thickness on a board contact surface to relieve the viscous material
printed by the small component mask, and configured to perform second printing to print the viscous material on the board
after the first printing performed by the first printing table,

the at least one board working table and at least one of the first printing table and the second printing table are configured
to be movable in the prescribed direction in the horizontal direction,

the at least one board working table and at least one of the first printing table and the second printing table being configured
to be movable in a vertical direction, and

the control portion being configured to perform the second printing on the board held by the at least one board working table
by the large component mask of the second printing table after the first printing performed on the board held by the at least
one board working table by the small component mask of the first printing table.

US Pat. No. 9,257,911

SWITCHING POWER SOURCE DEVICE WITH TIMING CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFIER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A switching power source device that converts direct current voltage applied to input terminals and outputs direct current
voltage from output terminals, wherein
a main switching element connected in series to a primary winding of a transformer is connected between the input terminals,
and

a synchronous rectifier switching element connected in series to a secondary winding of the transformer is connected between
the output terminals,

the switching power source device comprising:
a rectifier element connected in parallel to the synchronous rectifier switching element;
a drive control unit that drives the main switching element and synchronous rectifier switching element;
an element voltage detection unit that detects a value of a voltage across the synchronous rectifier switching element;
an output voltage detection unit that detects a value of an output voltage between the output terminals;
a variable pulse generator unit that generates a clock pulse of a frequency in accordance with a difference between the value
of the voltage across the synchronous rectifier switching element and the output voltage value detected by the element voltage
detection unit and the output voltage detection unit;

a counter unit that increases or reduces a count value in accordance with the clock pulse; and
an on/off control unit that maintains the synchronous rectifier switching element in an on-state until the main switching
element is turned off and the count value reaches a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,256,715

AUTHENTICATION USING PHYSICAL INTERACTION CHARACTERISTICS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for user authentication on a mobile device, the method comprising:
obtaining physical interaction characteristics information for a user of a device, the physical interaction characteristics
information including finger angle, the tilt of the device, and a confidence score based on an interaction, the physical interaction
characteristics information being measured as the user utilizes the device;

maintaining the physical interaction characteristics information for the user of the device;
generating a user physical interaction characteristics profile;
continually measuring physical interaction characteristics information as the user utilizes the device; and
recurrently comparing the continually measured physical interaction characteristics information with the user physical interactions
characteristics profile in order to consistently authenticate the user without the need for passcode information or additional
authentication information, wherein the additional authentication information includes fingerprints, facial recognition, and
iris scans, wherein the confidence score provides a graduated scale for determining how frequently passcode information or
additional authentication information is requested.

US Pat. No. 9,254,874

REAR FLOOR MODULE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A preconfigured rear floor module of a motor vehicle to be arranged between two rear longitudinal beams of a vehicle body
during final assembly stages of the motor vehicle that essentially extend in a longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle,
comprising:
a floor pan that essentially extends in a planar fashion between the two rear longitudinal beams;
an integrated cross member formed in a forward portion of the floor pan, protruding upward from the plane of the floor pan
and having free ends, each free end facing in a lateral direction of the motor vehicle; and

a connecting shoe provided at each free end of the cross member, each connecting shoe having a profile accommodating an upper
part of the cross member and secured to one of the two rear longitudinal beam to transmit lateral mechanical forces from the
cross member to the two rear longitudinal beams.

US Pat. No. 9,257,374

THIN SHRINK OUTLINE PACKAGE (TSOP)

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

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a device die;
a package structure defining a rectangular boundary and having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface, the device die
mounted to the top surface on a die attach pad enclosed by the rectangular boundary;

a first plurality of terminal I/O leads extending from one side of the rectangular boundary, the first plurality of terminal
I/O leads electrically connected to the device die by wire bonds;

a second plurality of terminal I/O leads extending from another opposite side of the rectangular boundary, the second plurality
of terminal I/O leads electrically connected to the device die by wire bonds;

wherein the terminal I/O leads have a pitch of about 0.65 mm and have a length about 0.5 mm from the rectangular boundary.

US Pat. No. 9,257,354

WIRING SUBSTRATE, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING SUBSTRATE

Shinko Electric Industrie...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a substrate;
a first insulating layer formed on the substrate;
a plurality of wiring patterns formed on a first surface of the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer formed on the first surface of the first insulating layer, wherein the second insulating layer covers
the wiring patterns and includes a first opening that partially exposes adjacent ones of the wiring patterns as a pad; and

a projection formed in an outer portion of the substrate located outward from where the first opening is arranged, wherein
the projection includes:

a rising part of the substrate rising in a thickness direction of the substrate toward the first insulating layer; and
a rising part of the first insulating layer and a rising part of the second insulating layer, wherein the rising parts of
the first and second insulating layers rise in the thickness direction at the rising part of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,255,561

ENGINE STARTING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An engine starting device for an idle-stop system for stopping an engine when an idle-stop condition is satisfied, the
engine starting device comprising:
a starter motor;
a pinion portion which is to be spline-coupled to an output shaft side of the starter motor, and is slidable in an axial direction;
a pushing mechanism for pushing a pinion gear of the pinion portion to a position at which the pinion gear comes into meshing
engagement with a ring gear; and

an integrated switch for operating a motor-energization switch to pull a plunger after the pinion gear is pushed, by configuring
a switch for actuating the pushing mechanism and turning ON/OFF an energization current to the starter motor by a single plunger
coil,

wherein when a restart request is issued after an engine stop is requested and therefore the integrated switch is placed in
an ON state, operation timing of the pushing mechanism and coil-operation timing of the plunger coil are set so that the starter
motor avoids operating until the pinion gear comes into contact or meshing engagement with the ring gear; and

the engine is restarted when a predetermined condition is satisfied even during inertial rotation of the engine,
wherein, when the integrated switch is placed in the ON state, the pinion portion includes a distal end portion having a shape
for synchronization and a one-way clutch so that the pinion gear is pushed to be brought into contact with the ring gear to
synchronize the pinion gear to achieve meshing engagement on a torque-transmission surface of the pinion gear even during
rotation of the ring gear, the distal end portion is provided at a distal end of the pinion gear as a surface shape exclusive
for synchronization having a tooth thickness smaller than that of the torque-transmission surface.

US Pat. No. 9,257,669

DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR FABRICATION THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a substrate, comprising a display region and a non-display region;
a pixel array, located in the display region of the substrate;
a peripheral circuit, located in the non-display region; and
a protective layer, located in the display region and the non-display region and covering the peripheral circuit and the pixel
array, wherein the protective layer in the non-display region has a plurality of openings to expose the substrate, the aperture
of the openings is between 1 ?m and 1 mm, and the spacing between the openings is between 10 ?m and 1 cm.

US Pat. No. 9,257,544

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type and formed of a silicon carbide semiconductor;
a second semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type and formed of the silicon carbide semiconductor having an impurity
concentration higher than that of the first semiconductor layer, the second semiconductor layer being disposed on one face
of the first semiconductor layer;

a third semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type and formed of the silicon carbide semiconductor having an impurity
concentration higher than that of the second semiconductor layer, the third semiconductor layer being disposed on a face that
with respect to a first semiconductor layer side of the second semiconductor layer, is on an opposite aspect of the second
semiconductor layer;

a fourth semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type and formed of the silicon carbide semiconductor, the fourth semiconductor
layer being disposed on a face that with respect to a first semiconductor layer side of the third semiconductor layer, is
on an opposite aspect of the third semiconductor layer;

a first semiconductor region of the first conductivity type and selectively disposed inside the fourth semiconductor layer;
a plurality of trenches that respectively penetrate the fourth semiconductor layer and the first semiconductor region in a
depth direction orthogonal to the one face of the first semiconductor layer, the plurality of trenches being disposed at predetermined
intervals in a first direction parallel to the one face of the first semiconductor layer, the plurality of trenches extending
in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and parallel to the one face of the first semiconductor layer to form
stripes;

a gate electrode that is disposed inside each trench through a gate insulation film;
a second semiconductor region of the second conductivity type, having an impurity concentration higher than that of the fourth
semiconductor layer, and selectively disposed inside the fourth semiconductor layer, the second semiconductor region having
a depth deeper than that of the fourth semiconductor layer and shallower than that of the plurality of trenches;

a third semiconductor region of the second conductivity type that is disposed to cover a bottom portion of the plurality of
trenches;

a fifth semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type and disposed on the other face of the first semiconductor layer;
an emitter electrode that is in contact with the first semiconductor region and the second semiconductor region; and
a collector electrode that is in contact with the fifth semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,257,510

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING GRAPHENE CHANNELS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A graphene electronic device, comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrode and a second electrode provided on the substrate and spaced apart from each other; and
graphene channels connecting the first electrode with the second electrode,
wherein each of the graphene channels is separated from the substrate and has a cylindrical structure comprised of an outer
surface and an inner surface defining an empty space.

US Pat. No. 9,256,797

STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING IMAGE RECOGNITION PROGRAM STORED THEREIN, IMAGE RECOGNITION APPARATUS, IMAGE RECOGNITION SYSTEM, AND IMAGE RECOGNITION METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein an image recognition program to be executed by
a computer of an information processing apparatus for detecting a predetermined image object included in a captured image
captured by an imager, the image recognition program instructing the computer to execute:
obtaining the captured image captured by the imager;
detecting an object area of the captured image that includes the predetermined image object based on pixel values obtained
at a first precision across the captured image, the predetermined image object including a graphic pattern with a plurality
of inner graphic patterns drawn therein;

if the detection of the object area has succeeded, detecting the plurality of inner graphic patterns included in the predetermined
image object that is present within the detected object area of the captured image based on pixel values obtained at a second
precision that is higher than the first precision across the detected object area of the captured image, where the pixel values
are obtained at the second precision by using the detected object area; and

if the detection of the object area has failed, detection of the predetermined image object is not performed at the second
precision,

wherein the detected object area is a portion of the captured image that is smaller than the captured image and includes the
predetermined image object.

US Pat. No. 9,255,040

BORON CARBIDE PYROTECHNIC TIME DELAY

The United States of Amer...

1. An environmentally friendly and easily compressed pyrotechnic delay composition, comprising:
a ternary mixture of B4C (boron carbide), NalO4 (sodium periodate), and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene);

which mixture has an inverse burning rate from about 1.3 to about 20.8 s/cm when pressed into a consolidated column.

US Pat. No. 9,258,847

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION COORDINATED GROUP MESSAGES AND AN EVOLVED NODEB THEREOF

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for transmitting coordinated multipoint transmission/reception (CoMP) coordinated group information, the method
comprising:
when a plurality of evolved node B (eNB) have been established, transmitting the CoMP coordinated group information between
the plurality of evolved node B (eNB) via an X2 interface message;

wherein the CoMP coordinated group information is at least one of the CoMP coordinated group information of a CoMP coordinated
group to which a local service cell of the eNB belongs and CoMP coordinated group information of a CoMP coordinated group
to which a neighboring cell of the local service cell of the eNB belongs; and

wherein the CoMP coordinated group information comprises: a CoMP coordinated group ID, or the CoMP coordinated group ID and
a public land mobile network ID;

wherein, the step of the eNB sending the CoMP coordinated group information to other eNBs via the X2 interface message comprises:
when the CoMP coordinated group information of a first eNB changes, said first eNB including the CoMP coordinated group information
in a CoMP configuration update message and sending the CoMP configuration update message to a second eNB; and

when receiving the CoMP configuration update message, said second eNB including the CoMP coordinated group information in
a CoMP configuration update acknowledgement message and sending the CoMP configuration update acknowledgement message to the
first eNB.

US Pat. No. 9,258,180

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. An information processing apparatus communicable with a device via a local interface and communicable with a device management
apparatus for managing the device via a network interface, the information processing apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to
determine whether to perform conversion of a first protocol in response to receiving a device information acquisition request
in the first protocol from the device management apparatus via the network interface,

set a second protocol into which the device information acquisition request in the first protocol is to be converted when
the circuitry determines to perform the conversion of the first protocol,

convert the first protocol for the device information acquisition request into the second protocol set by the circuitry,
generate a first device information acquisition request in the second protocol,
transmit the first device information acquisition request in the second protocol to the device via the local interface,
receive a first device information acquisition response in the second protocol including device information of the device
from the device via the local interface, the first device information acquisition response being transmitted by the device
in response to the first device information acquisition request, and

convert the received first device information acquisition response in the second protocol into a response in the first protocol.
US Pat. No. 9,255,260

CYTOTOXIC RIBONUCLEASE VARIANTS

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. An engineered pancreatic ribonuclease A variant comprising an amino acid sequence which differs from the amino acid sequence
of SEQ ID NO:1 solely by four to seven amino acid substitutions, wherein at least one of the four to seven amino acid substitutions
is at a position corresponding to any one of positions 85-94 of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein at least three of the four to seven amino
acid substitutions are at positions corresponding to positions 7, 31, 38, 39, 41, or 67 of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein if the engineered
pancreatic ribonuclease A variant has an amino acid substitution at a position corresponding to position 41 of SEQ ID NO:1,
said amino acid substitution corresponds to the amino acid substitution K41A of SEQ ID NO:1, and wherein the engineered pancreatic
ribonuclease A variant has ribonuclease activity.

US Pat. No. 9,257,140

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A POSITION ERROR OF A READ/WRITE HEAD

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A system for tracking a position error of a read/write head, the system comprising:
the read/write head, the read/write head configured to (i) read data recorded to a data layer of a recording medium and (ii)
read servo information recorded to a dedicated servo layer of the recording medium, wherein the dedicated servo layer includes
a first track and a second track adjacent to the first track,

wherein, to read the servo information, the read/write head is configured to
read, from the first track, a first servo signal including first servo bursts of a predetermined frequency,
read, from the second track adjacent to the first track, a second servo signal including second servo bursts of the same predetermined
frequency as the first servo bursts, and

read the servo information from the first servo bursts and/or the second servo bursts, and
wherein the first servo bursts are orthogonal to the second servo bursts; and
a position error signal determination circuit configured to determine the position error using (i) at least one of the first
servo signal and the second servo signal and (ii) a waveform having the same predetermined frequency as the first servo bursts
and the second servo bursts.

US Pat. No. 9,256,262

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND PERFORMANCE CONTROL METHODS

ACER INCORPORATED, Taipe...

1. An electronic system, comprising:
a plurality of electronic devices, connected in a daisy-chain configuration and overlapped in a direction, wherein the electronic
devices use a transport protocol compatible with a thunderbolt interface to communicate with a host; and

a control module, generating thermal designed power values corresponding to the electronic devices according to parameters
of the electronic devices and controlling performances of the electronic devices according to the thermal designed power values,
wherein the parameters comprise an arrangement order of the electronic devices; and

wherein the control module provides the best arrangement order of the electronic devices to increase the thermal designed
power value, thereby expanding the operating power ranges of the electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 9,254,838

HYBRID POWERTRAIN COORDINATION DURING A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER REGENERATION EVENT

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle powertrain during an aftertreatment regeneration event, the powertrain including an electric
motor in power-flow communication with a diesel engine, the method comprising:
receiving a regeneration request;
determining if a state-of-charge of a traction battery is within a predetermined range of a target value;
initiating the regeneration event if the state-of-charge of the traction battery is within the predetermined range of the
target value;

receiving an immediate torque request from a transmission control module in response to a request for an automatic gear change,
wherein the immediate torque request is a momentary negative torque request that is operative to decrease the torque transmitted
through an automatic transmission to facilitate the automatic gear change; and

operating the electric motor in response to the immediate torque request.

US Pat. No. 9,258,777

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ACQUIRING AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PARAMETER OF A NETWORK WITH OVERLAID COVERAGE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

13. A radio access network device, comprising:
a first receiving unit, configured to receive a measurement instruction sent by a network management system, the measurement
instruction instructs the radio access network device to measure a performance measurement parameter of a target cell in an
energy efficiency measurement area in an energy efficiency measurement period and an energy consumption value of the radio
access network device in the energy efficiency measurement period; and

a first sending unit, configured to acquire the performance measurement parameter of the target cell in the energy efficiency
measurement area in the energy efficiency measurement period and the energy consumption value in the energy efficiency measurement
period, and report the performance measurement parameter of the target cell in the energy efficiency measurement area in the
energy efficiency measurement period and the energy consumption value of the radio access network device in the energy efficiency
measurement period to the network management system.

US Pat. No. 9,258,633

REAR COVER OF FLAT PANEL ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND FLAT PANEL ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE REAR COVER

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A rear cover of a flat panel electronic device comprising:
an outer surface of the rear cover is provided with a recess;
a supporting leg, the supporting leg pivotably connected in the recess through a pivot means enabling the supporting leg to
pivot between a retracting position and an unfolding position, the supporting leg configured to be contained in the recess
when in the retracted position, and making an angle with the rear cover when being in the unfolding position;

a speaker disposed in the supporting leg;
sound holes are disposed at a position on a side wall of the supporting leg corresponding to the speaker;
a through-hole formed at a position of the rear cover corresponding to the pivot means; and
an electric wire of the speaker passing through the through-hole to extend into the rear cover.

US Pat. No. 9,257,070

IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a white-light organic light-emitting diode (WOLED) array, having a plurality of pixels, wherein the WOLED array further comprises
a plurality of LEDs and the LEDS are divided into multiple light groups, and each pixel comprises the LEDS in different light
groups, and the light groups emit light according to a driving signal;

a lens layer, configured to receive light from the WOLED array;
a color filter layer, having color filters in different colors to filter the light emitted from the WOLED array; and
a driving circuit, configured to receive a light group control signal and generate a driving signal to control the emission
of the light groups,

wherein each light group comprises a plurality of viewing regions, and each of the plurality of viewing regions indicate a
spatial range of light emitted by each light group after refraction by the lens layer.

US Pat. No. 9,256,061

FOCUS CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A focus control apparatus, comprising:
an error signal correction portion configured to process a focus error signal that indicates an error of a focus position
of a microscope optical system with respect to an object, wherein the microscope optical system is configured to receive light
from a light source, wherein a stage control mechanism is configured to adjust a position of a stage having the object thereon,
and wherein an image-capturing device is configured to receive light reflected from the object; and

a region conversion detection portion configured to output a region signal that indicates:
a peripheral region of the object, when the peripheral region of the object is included in an image-capturing range of the
image-capturing device; or

a cell region of the object, when the cell region is included in the image-capturing range of the image-capturing device,
wherein the peripheral and cell regions of the object comprise different respective heights.

US Pat. No. 9,257,957

IMPEDANCE MATCHING SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. An impedance matching system comprising:
an impedance matching apparatus comprising an impedance matching circuit that comprises at least two variable capacitors connected
between a first impedance (Z1) and an antenna impedance (ZANT), the at least two variable capacitors comprising a first variable capacitor and a second
variable capacitor that are connected in parallel, wherein the impedance matching apparatus is configured to vary capacitance
values of the at least two variable capacitors according to an input voltage, and match impedances according to the varied
capacitance value; and

an impedance analysis apparatus configured to supply the input voltage to the impedance matching apparatus for varying the
capacitance values, determine an output impedance value from the impedance matching apparatus wherein the output impedance
value is changed in response to the input voltage to analyze characteristics of the at least two variable capacitors of the
impedance matching apparatus, store a value of the input voltage into a first entry of a lookup table, and store value of
the output impedance into a second entry of the lookup table, wherein the second entry corresponds to the first entry of the
lookup table;

wherein the impedance analysis apparatus is configured to continuously change the input voltage applied to the at least two
variable capacitors within an entire variable range of the at least two variable capacitors and generate the lookup table
by storing values of the continuously changed input voltage and values of the output impedance into corresponding entries
of the lookup table wherein the values of the output impedance are detected to be changed in response to the continuously
changed input voltage,

wherein a first end of a first variable capacitor of the at least two variable capacitors is directly connected to a first
end of the antenna impedance (ZANT) and a second end of the first variable capacitor is directly connected to a first end
of the first impedance (Z1),

wherein a first end of a second variable capacitor of the at least two variable capacitors is directly connected to a second
end of the antenna impedance (ZANT) and a second end of the second variable capacitor is directly connected to a second end
of the first impedance (Z1),

wherein the impedance matching apparatus comprises an impedance detector detecting an impedance value which is changed according
to a capacitance value supplied to the impedance matching circuit, and

wherein the impedance detector is connected to a junction of the second end of the first variable capacitor and the first
end of the first impedance (Z1).

US Pat. No. 9,257,688

BATTERY PACK HAVING AN INNER FRAME AND AN OUTER FRAME

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

1. A battery pack, comprising:
a bare cell, the bare cell having a pair of first side portions opposite to each other, a pair of second side portions opposite
to each other, and a pair of plane portions opposite to each other, the second side portions and the plane portions being
connected to ends of the first side portions;

a protection circuit module electrically connected to the bare cell;
an inner frame between the bare cell and the protection circuit module, the inner frame covering the pair of second side portions
and one side portion of the pair of first side portions to accommodate—the bare cell and exposing an entirety of the other
side portion of the pair of first side portions;

an outer frame, the outer frame accommodating the bare cell, the protection circuit module, and the inner frame and exposing
the pair of plane portions; and

at least one corresponding pair of connecting members, the connecting members being respectively on corresponding regions
of an outside of the inner frame and an inside of the outer frame and coupled to each other such that the inner frame and
the outer frame are directly connected to each other through the connecting members,

wherein the connecting members include at least one protruding portion on an outside surface of the inner frame, the protruding
portion being disposed adjacent to at least one of the second side portions of the bare cell and protruding in a direction
away from the bare cell and perpendicular to the at least one of the second side portions, and at least one groove portion
on an inside surface of the outer frame, the groove portion including an indentation in the inside surface of the outer frame
corresponding to the protruding portion such that the protruding portion fits into the groove portion.

US Pat. No. 9,256,979

STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising an image display program that is executed by a computer of
an image display apparatus that is configured to take an image of a virtual three-dimensional space in which a first object
and a second object are present, by a virtual camera and render the virtual three-dimensional space, the image display program
causing the computer to:
generate a silhouette image for representing a silhouette of the first object when the first object overlaps at least a part
of the second object and the overlapping portion of the first object is hidden by the second object when seen from the virtual
camera, in which in the silhouette image, gradation information changes in accordance with a distance from the second object
to each part of the first object, the silhouette image is textured independent of light from a light source in the virtual
three-dimensional space;

generate an image of the second object that is seen from the virtual camera; and
synthesize the silhouette image on the image of the second object that is seen from the virtual camera by using the gradation
information to shade the silhouette image darker at a portion thereof corresponding to a part of the first object closer to
the second object, and lighter at a portion thereof corresponding to a part of the first object farther from the second object.

US Pat. No. 9,256,551

EMBEDDED ENCRYPTION/SECURE MEMORY MANAGEMENT UNIT FOR PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONTROLLER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a memory controller comprising circuitry configured to couple to a memory;
a fabric interface comprising circuitry coupled to the memory controller circuit; and
a peripheral interface controller comprising circuitry coupled to the fabric interface and configured to couple to an external
peripheral interface to communicate with one or more devices external to the integrated circuit, wherein the peripheral interface
controller circuit comprises a cryptographic unit comprising circuitry configured to encrypt data received from the memory
over the fabric interface, and wherein the peripheral interface controller is configured to transmit the encrypted data on
the external peripheral interface, and wherein the cryptographic unit is configured to decrypt data received by the peripheral
interface controller from the external peripheral interface, and wherein the peripheral interface controller is to transmit
the decrypted data to the memory over the fabric interface, and wherein the cryptographic unit is further configured to translate
virtual addresses used in transactions generated by the one or more devices on the peripheral interface to physical addresses
used to address the memory, and wherein the cryptographic unit is configured to read a first entry from a first data structure
in memory in response to a first transaction from the interface, and wherein the first data structure further includes a first
physical address of a plurality of physical addresses that correspond to the first entry, and wherein remaining physical addresses
that correspond to the first entry are stored in a second data structure in memory, and wherein the cryptographic unit is
configured to associate the first physical address with the first transaction responsive to the first transaction selecting
the first physical address from the plurality of physical addresses prior to reading the second data structure.

US Pat. No. 9,256,306

SENSING APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A sensing apparatus, comprising:
a first scan line;
a second scan line;
a readout line;
a first sensing device, coupled to the first scan line and the readout line, and configured for sensing a first energy, wherein
the first sensing device outputs a first readout signal corresponding to the first energy to the readout line in response
to a first scan signal on the first scan line, and the first sensing device is reset in response to the first scan signal
and a reference signal provided by an external interpretation unit on the readout line, wherein the first sensing device comprises:

a first reset unit, configured for resetting the first sensing device, wherein a first terminal of the first reset unit is
coupled to the first scan line, and a control terminal of the first reset unit is coupled to the readout line;

a first sensing unit, configured for sensing the first energy, and converting the sensed first energy to a first data signal;
a first storage unit, coupled to the first scan line and the first sensing unit, and configured for storing the first data
signal, wherein one terminal of the first storage unit is coupled to the first scan line, and another terminal of the first
storage unit is coupled to a second terminal of the first reset unit,

wherein the sensing apparatus further comprising:
a second sensing device, coupled to a second scan line and the readout line, and configured for sensing a second energy, wherein
the second sensing device outputs a second readout signal corresponding to the second energy to the readout line in response
to a second scan signal on the second scan line, and the first scan signal and the second scan signal enable the first sensing
device and the second sensing device in sequence,

wherein when the reference signal provided by the external interpretation unit on the readout line is in a high voltage level,
the first scan signal on the first scan line enables the first terminal of the first reset unit to be conducted with the second
terminal, and the first scan signal is at a low voltage such that the terminal and the other terminal of the first storage
unit are both in a low voltage level, so as to reset the first storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,256,049

LENS DRIVING APPARATUS

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

1. A lens driving apparatus comprising:
a base;
a yoke disposed on the base and including a horizontal plate having a polygonal shape and a vertical plate extended from the
horizontal plate;

a bobbin installed in the yoke;
a coil disposed around the bobbin and including a polygonal structure having at least eight outer peripheral surfaces;
an upper spring coupled to an upper portion of the bobbin;
a lower spring coupled to a lower portion of the bobbin; and
a magnet fixed to an inner surface of the vertical plate of the yoke,
wherein the magnet includes a plurality of magnets,
wherein the magnets are disposed at corners of the yoke,
wherein each magnet has a pillar structure having an angular horizontal cross-section, and
wherein, on an outer peripheral surface of the coil, an area facing the magnets is smaller than an area that does not face
the magnets.

US Pat. No. 9,256,015

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY PANEL

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for manufacturing an optical display panel comprising an optical cell and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer-carrying
optical film provided on the optical cell with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer interposed therebetween, the method comprising:
an unwinding step comprising providing a roll of a multilayer optical film comprising the optical film and a long carrier
film placed on the optical film with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer interposed therebetween and unwinding the multilayer
optical film from the roll;

a film feeding step comprising feeding the multilayer optical film being unwound from the roll in the unwinding step;
an optical cell feeding step comprising feeding the optical cell;
a peeling step comprising peeling off the optical film from the carrier film by inwardly folding back the carrier film fed
by the film feeding step; and

a bonding step comprising bonding the optical film, which is peeled off from the carrier film in the peeling step, to one
side of the optical cell with the pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween while feeding the optical cell, wherein

the longitudinal length (L) of the carrier film between an unwinding position at which the multilayer optical film begins
to be unwound in the film feeding step and a peeling position at which peeling is started in the peeling step is 15 times
or more the width (W) of the carrier film.

US Pat. No. 9,258,767

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO COMPRESS IDENTIFICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method comprising:
generating more than one compressed service set identification (SSID) segments for an SSID based upon a single hash function,
wherein generating more than one compressed SSID segments comprises rotating the SSID by the index number of characters or
bits to create a rotated SSID, and hashing the rotated SSID to generate a compressed SSID segment;

generating frames, each frame comprising one of the compressed SSID segments along with an index number associated with the
one of the compressed SSID segments; and transmitting each of the frames.

US Pat. No. 9,257,504

ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

ADVANCED ANALOGIC TECHNOL...

1. An isolation structure formed in a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, the substrate not including an
epitaxial layer, the isolation structure comprising:
a first floor isolation region of a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type submerged in the substrate;
and

a first plurality of dielectric filled trenches extending downward from a surface of the substrate and overlapping onto the
first floor isolation region, the first plurality of dielectric filled trenches and the first floor isolation region electrically
isolating a first pocket of the first conductivity type from the substrate;

a second floor isolation region of the second conductivity type submerged in the substrate and laterally displaced from the
first floor isolation region;

a second plurality of dielectric filled trenches extending downward from the surface of the substrate and overlapping onto
the second floor isolation region, the second plurality of dielectric filled trenches and the second floor isolation region
electrically isolating a second pocket of the first conductivity type from the substrate; and

a buried region of the first conductivity type having a doping concentration greater than a doping concentration of the substrate
located laterally between the first floor isolation region and the second floor isolation region.

US Pat. No. 9,256,982

MEDICAL IMAGE RENDERING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
at an input receiving at least one estimated organ center obtained from a medical image, the medical image being obtained
from an imaging device, each estimated organ center having an associated organ classification label;

using a user interface to display an organ name for each estimated organ center;
at the user interface, receiving user input specifying at least one of the organ names;
arranging a visualization engine to select a transfer function according to the specified organ name;
arranging the visualization engine to select a camera location according to the estimated organ center of the specified organ
name;

arranging the visualization engine to select a clipping plane based on maximizing a surface area of a structure of interest
in a two-dimensional image, the clipping plane being a cross-section of the medical image;

using a rendering engine to render the two-dimensional image from the medical image using the selected camera location and
transfer function; and

using the user interface to display the two-dimensional image such that a foreground region associated with the specified
organ name is visualized.

US Pat. No. 9,256,654

DYNAMIC SCHEMA CONTENT SERVER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:
automatically generating in a content server, without human intervention, a new object type described in a first XML file,
the first XML file comprising information pertaining to game software development regarding a plurality of client devices,
the automatic generating comprising:

converting the first XML file into a user type graph;
converting the user type graph into a type graph abstraction, the type graph abstraction permitting executing of two object
type generation processes in parallel, each of the two object type generation processes useable for generating the new object
type for inclusion in the game, the executing in parallel comprising:

executing a first process comprising:
generating from the type graph abstraction at least one structured query language (SQL) table and at least one procedure definition;
executing the at least one SQL table and the at least one procedure definition for generating the new object type; and
storing the new object type in a database of the content server;
executing a second process in parallel with the first process, the second process comprising generating from the type graph
abstraction, at least one client-side application programming interface (API) that allows access of the new object type stored
in the database, wherein the access is executable via a web method procedure;

automatically creating a library of information comprising the at least one client-side API; and
updating a software development kit (SDK) by inserting the library of information into the SDK.

US Pat. No. 9,258,487

AUTO CALIBRATION METHOD AND OIS CAMERA USING THE SAME

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

1. An auto calibration method having a gyroscope for sensing tremor and an actuator for compensating for tilting of a camera
when the tremor occurs, the method comprising:
removing a DC offset of the gyroscope;
applying a vibrator signal by operating a vibrator, and obtaining an actual measurement value of the gyroscope using the applied
vibrator signal;

calculating a first gain value for compensating for sensitivity of the gyroscope using the vibrator signal and the actual
measurement value of the gyroscope;

operating the actuator;
measuring a displacement of a pixel actually moving on an image under an operation of the actuator; and
calculating a second gain value for controlling a sensitivity variation of the actuator based on the displacement of the actually
moving pixel,

wherein the calculating of the second gain value includes determining the second gain value by dividing a reference coordinate
displacement by the displacement of the actually moving pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,256,853

PORTABLE RFID READING TERMINAL WITH VISUAL INDICATION OF SCAN TRACE

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A radio-frequency identifier (RFID) reader comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna that outputs an RF signal;
wherein a scan trace is displayed in response to outputting the RF signal and the scan trace comprises a plurality of time-varying
points, each point being defined by a projection of the RF signal transmitted by the RFID antenna onto a plane at a given
moment in time.

US Pat. No. 9,254,467

OIL REPELLENCY-IMPARTED AIR-PERMEABLE FILTER WITH ADHESIVE LAYER

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. An air-permeable filter with an adhesive layer, the filter being imparted with oil repellency and comprising: a porous
membrane having a surface coated with an oil-repellent agent; and the adhesive layer disposed on the surface, wherein
the oil-repellent agent comprises a linear fluorine-containing hydrocarbon group represented by —R1C5F10CH2C4F9, where R1 is an alkylene group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms or a phenylene group.

US Pat. No. 9,257,418

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING HEAT SLUG AND PASSIVE DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
a substrate;
a first power supply voltage electrode, a second power supply voltage electrode, and a ground voltage electrode, which are
disposed on the substrate;

a semiconductor chip, a first passive device, and a second passive device, which are disposed on the substrate;
a heat slug covering the semiconductor chip, the first passive device, and the second passive device, wherein the heat slug
is electrically connected to the ground voltage electrode;

a first electrode of the first passive device electrically connected to the first power supply voltage electrode;
a second electrode of the first passive device electrically connected to the heat slug;
a first electrode of the second passive device electrically connected to the second power supply voltage; and
a second electrode of the second passive device electrically connected to the heat slug.

US Pat. No. 9,256,914

GRAPHIC CARD FOR COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING THROUGH WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A graphics card for collaborative computing through wireless technologies, the card comprising:
a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for data computing;
a wireless controller for wirelessly receiving data from other graphic cards or sending data to the other graphics cards,
and communicating with the GPU by bus; and

a master card circuit that is directly coupled to the GPU and configured to:
determine the GPU has encountered a heavy computing load;
send a help request to the other graphics cards through the wireless controller;
receive a rejection of the help request from a slave card circuit within a first other graphics card of the other graphics
cards;

wirelessly send data to be processed to a second graphic card if the second graphic card accepts the help request; and
wirelessly receive a processing result from the second graphic card.

US Pat. No. 9,256,325

CURVED DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A curved display apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:
a projector configured to project an image onto a predetermined projection area;
a first mirror configured to reflect the image projected from the projector;
a second mirror configured to reflect the image reflected from the first mirror;
a curved screen configured to display the image reflected from the second mirror;
an infrared illuminator configured to output infrared rays onto the curved screen;
an infrared camera configured to capture an infrared image of the curved screen; and
a controller configured to determine the image displayed on the curved screen and control the projector according to the determined
image,

wherein the controller is configured to determine a light reflection area on the curved screen based on the infrared image
and control the projector to rearrange an image that is displayed in the light reflection area.

US Pat. No. 9,256,248

PROTECTING DEVICE FOR TABLET DEVICE

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A protecting device comprising:
a main body defining a cavity to receive an electronic device, the main body having a first side and a second side, the second
side substantially perpendicular to the first side;

a first holding member positioned along the first side of the main body;
a second holding member positioned along the second side of the main body; and
a removable cover, the removable cover having a first attaching portion and a first supporting portion along a first side
of the removable cover, and a second attaching portion and a second supporting portion along a second side of the removable
cover, the first attaching portion and the first supporting portion substantially parallel to each other and substantially
perpendicular to the second attaching portion and the second supporting portion, with the second attaching portion substantially
parallel to the second supporting portion,

wherein, when the removable cover is covering the cavity, the first attaching portion is held by the first holding member
or the second attaching portion is held by the second holding member;

wherein, when the case is in a first open support position, the first attaching portion is held by the first holding member
and the first supporting portion is configured to support the main body; and

wherein, when the case is in a second open support position, the second attaching portion is held by the second holding member
and the second supporting portion is configured to support the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,255,973

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING LONG TERM CHARACTERISTICS OF BATTERY

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

1. A computer having a computer-readable medium on which a system for estimating long term characteristics of a battery is
recorded, the system comprising:
a learning data input unit configured to receive a first plurality of initial charging capacity variation data sets for the
battery, each initial charging capacity variation data set respectively obtained at a plurality of initial cycles when the
battery has been periodically charged and discharged in a predetermined number of cycles, and receive a first long term charging
capacity variation data set for the battery obtained at a predetermined latter long term cycle after the initial cycles during
the predetermined number of cycles, wherein one cycle refers to one charging and one discharging of the battery and the charging
capacity variation data includes a plurality of charging capacity values in accordance with varying of a charging voltage
or a charging time;

a measurement data input unit configured to receive a second plurality of initial charging capacity variation data sets respectively
measured during the initial cycles of the predetermined number of cycles for the battery to be an object for estimating a
second long term charging capacity variation data set predicted at the predetermined latter long term cycle of the predetermined
number of cycles;

an artificial neural network operation unit configured to receive the first plurality of initial charging capacity variation
data sets and the first long term charging capacity data set from the learning data input unit to allow learning of an artificial
neural network, receive the measured second plurality of initial charging capacity variation data sets from the measurement
data input unit and apply the learned artificial neural network thereto, and thus determine the second long term charging
capacity variation data set predicted at the predetermined latter long term cycle of the predetermined number of cycles from
the measured second plurality of the initial charging capacity variation data sets; and

a display device configured to output the determined second long term charging capacity variation data set.

US Pat. No. 9,254,247

MASCARA SYSTEM WITH THICKENING BENEFITS

1. A mascara system comprising, in combination:
(a) a molded, thermoplastic mascara applicator comprising
substantially longitudinal stem having a major axis and a plurality of protrusions extending therefrom, wherein at least two
adjacent protrusions are spaced from one another at a distance of from about 0.75 mm to about 3.0 mm at the base of the stem;
and

(b) a mascara composition comprising
(i) primary particles,
(ii) secondary particles, and
(iii) a dermatologically acceptable carrier;
wherein the primary particles and secondary particles are different particles; and
wherein at least some of the secondary particles are fibers having a length of between about 1 micron and about 100 microns
and a length to diameter ratio of between about 3.5:1 and about 500, said fibers comprising polyamide fibers coated with copper
sulphide as an anti-static agent.

US Pat. No. 9,257,909

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY WITH SWITCHING FREQUENCY CONTROLLED TO PREVENT HARMONIC INTERFERENCE WITH RECEIVED RADIO BROADCAST

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A switching power supply comprising:
a main body of the switching power supply that performs switching operation of a DC power using a semiconductor switching
element ON/OFF-driven at a power supply frequency fs and rectifying and smoothing operation of the switched power to supply
a DC voltage to electronic devices including an AM radio receiver;

a receiving frequency detecting means that detects a receiving frequency fc of an AM radio broadcast;
a power supply frequency detecting means that detects power supply frequency fs of ON/OFF-driving the semiconductor switching
element;

a higher harmonic detecting means that determines an order n, n a natural number, of a higher harmonic component near the
receiving frequency fc of the AM radio broadcast, the higher harmonic being a power supply higher harmonic generated with
switching operation of the semiconductor switching element, based on a fundamental power supply frequency fso of ON/OFF-driving
the semiconductor switching element;

a frequency judging means that judges whether the higher harmonic component of the order n that is determined by the higher
harmonic detecting means is higher or lower than the receiving frequency fc of the AM radio broadcast and output a frequency
judgment result;

a power supply frequency width determining means that determines, according to the frequency judgment result, an upper limit
value fs-max and a lower limit value fs-min for a power supply frequency fs that does not interfere with the receiving frequency
fc of the AM radio broadcast from values of the fundamental power supply frequency fso of the switching operation, the order
n of the higher harmonic component, the receiving frequency fc of the AM radio broadcast, and a bandwidth BW thereof; and

a power supply frequency control means that compares the power supply frequency fs with the upper limit value fs-max and with
the lower limit value fs-min for the power supply frequency fs and sets the power supply frequency fs at a value within a
range specified by the upper limit value fs-max and the lower limit value fs-min.

US Pat. No. 9,257,521

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor layer made of first conductivity type;
a well region that is a second conductivity type well region formed on a surface layer portion of the semiconductor layer
and that has a channel region defined therein;

a source region that is a first conductivity type source region formed on a surface layer portion of the well region;
a trench formed in the semiconductor layer that extends downwardly from the upper surface of the source region to pass through
the source region and the well region;

a gate insulating film formed on the inner surface of the trench, the gate insulating film including a bump portion which
changes a thickness of the gate insulating film at the source region, the bump portion being formed on a side surface of the
trench, and being adjacent to the channel region; and

a gate electrode opposed to the channel region of the well region where a channel is formed through the gate insulating film.

US Pat. No. 9,255,010

BORIDE HAVING CHEMICAL COMPOSITION NA—SI—B, AND POLYCRYSTALLINE REACTION SINTERED PRODUCT OF BORIDE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A ternary boride represented by formula NaxSiyBz, wherein 0

US Pat. No. 9,254,757

HYBRID VEHICLE AND PARAMETER DISPLAY METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A hybrid vehicle, comprising:
an engine,
an electric motor, and
a power storage device that stores electric power to be supplied to said electric motor
a control unit that determines a parameter of said hybrid vehicle in accordance with a driver's operation and switches a control
mode between a Charge Depleting mode that does not sustain SOC of said power storage device and a Charge Sustain mode that
sustains the SOC; and

a display unit that displays said parameter, wherein
in said Charge Sustain mode, said control unit drives said engine when said parameter is equal to or greater than a first
value,

in said Charge Depleting mode, said control unit when said parameter is equal to or greater than a second value that is greater
than said first value, and

said display unit displays said parameter in different manners between when said hybrid vehicle is controlled in said Charge
Sustain mode and when said hybrid vehicle is controlled in said Charge Depleting mode.

US Pat. No. 9,256,328

TOUCH INPUT SENSING DEVICE AND TOUCH INPUT SENSING METHOD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A touch input sensing device comprising:
a plurality of sensing electrodes; and
a controller configured to obtain sensing signals generated from the plurality of sensing electrodes through a plurality of
sensing channels electrically connected to the plurality of sensing electrodes,

the controller configured to calculate a plurality of difference values between the sensing signals obtained from the plurality
of sensing channels connected to mutually adjacent sensing electrodes among the plurality of sensing electrodes to thus determine
a touch input,

the controller including a driving circuit unit configured to apply a driving signal to at least some of the plurality of
sensing electrodes,

the driving circuit unit configured to apply the driving signal to a plurality of first electrodes which apply the driving
signal to the at least some of the plurality of sensing electrodes, and

each one of the plurality of first electrodes crossing each one of a plurality of second electrodes of the plurality of sensing
electrodes,

the controller configured to determine weighting values, index the plurality of difference values, and apply the weighting
values to difference values of sensing signals of mutually adjacent sensing electrodes

wherein the weighting values corresponding to the plurality of difference values increases with a distance from the index
corresponding to a sign change of a difference value.

US Pat. No. 9,256,255

DOCKING STATION

Acer Incorporated, New T...

5. A docking station capable of assembling a portable electronic device, the portable electronic device having a display screen
and a slot, the docking station comprising:
a body having a protrusion, a recess, and a sliding groove adjacent to one another;
a pressing member slidably pivoted to the sliding groove and located in the recess; and
an elastic member in contact with the pressing member and the body, the elastic member constantly driving the pressing member
to move into the recess, wherein when the portable electronic device enables the protrusion to be inserted into the slot along
an assembling direction, the portable electronic device presses against the pressing member along the assembling direction,
so as to drive the pressing member to slide along the sliding groove, rotate, and move out of the recess, the pressing member
presses against the portable electronic device along a pressing direction, such that the portable electronic device is clamped
by the pressing member and the protrusion, the assembling direction is parallel to the display screen, and the pressing direction
is perpendicular to the display screen.

US Pat. No. 9,254,439

VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A method comprising:
while playing a multi-player video game in which multiple players each supply inputs to a respective input device to control
a corresponding game character in a game world displayed on a display screen,

controlling movements of each game character in the game world in accordance with respective first game character control
operations during the playing of the multi-player video game;

in response to a first predetermined input by one of the players during the playing of the multi-player video game, protecting
the one player's game character from harm in the game world without an end to the protected game character's life;

controlling movements of the protected game character in the game world; and
automatically stopping the protecting of the one player's game character in response to at least one of one or more protecting
stopping conditions occurring during the playing of the multi-player video game, whereby the movements and actions of the
one player's game character in the game world are controllable in accordance with the first game character control operation
for that game character,

wherein a first protecting stopping condition of the one or more protecting stopping conditions is contact between the protected
game character and another player's game character.

US Pat. No. 9,258,724

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING WIRELESS SIGNAL QUALITY OF A REGION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

9. A system, comprising:
an interface operable to:
receive signal quality information associated with wireless signals communicated with each of a plurality of mobile endpoints;
receive location information identifying locations of each of the plurality of mobile endpoints;
a processor coupled to the interface and operable to:
based on the received signal quality information and the received location information, identify a first region of an area,
the first region having a first signal quality;

based on the received signal quality information and the received location information, identify a second region of the area,
the second region having a second signal quality; and

wherein the second signal quality is higher than the first signal quality.

US Pat. No. 9,257,373

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electronic component device comprising: a coreless wiring board including:
a wiring formation region including a chip mounting region, and the wiring formation region in which a plurality of wiring
layers are stacked while sandwiching insulating layers,

wherein an outermost insulating layer of the insulating layers is disposed at a top surface of the coreless wiring board,
outermost wiring layer of the wiring layers are buried in the outermost insulating layer, a top surface of the outermost wiring
layer is exposed at a surface of the outermost insulating layer, and a side surface and a back surface of the outermost wiring
layer are covered by the outermost insulating layer;

an outer periphery region which is arranged to surround the wiring formation region;
a plurality of reinforcing patterns stacked on the outer periphery region, and formed in the same layer as each of the wiring
layers,

wherein an outermost reinforcing pattern of the reinforcing patterns is buried in the outermost insulating layer, a top surface
of the outermost reinforcing pattern is exposed at the surface of the outermost insulting layer, and a side surface and a
back surface of the outermost reinforcing pattern are covered by the outermost insulating layer,

wherein each layer in the reinforcing patterns includes a pattern in which a plurality of land patterns are arranged, or a
mesh pattern, and a pattern part of one layer in the reinforcing patterns is overlapped with a non-forming region of another
layer in the reinforcing patterns thereby, the reinforcing patterns exist without a gap in the outer periphery region when
the wiring board is viewed in planar perspective; and

an electronic component connected to the outermost wiring layer in the chip mounting region of the wiring board.

US Pat. No. 9,257,258

METHOD OF MAKING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE MICRO-GRID

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method of making a transmission electron microscope micro-grid, the method comprising:
providing a carbon nanotube layer comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein a
plurality of apertures are defined in the carbon nanotube layer;

electroplating a first metal layer on the first surface and electroplating a second metal layer on the second surface; and
forming a plurality of first through holes in the first metal layer by etching the first metal layer and forming a plurality
of second through holes in the second metal layer by etching the second metal layer, wherein the carbon nanotube layer is
exposed through the plurality of first through holes and the plurality of second through holes.

US Pat. No. 9,258,386

VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) MOBILITY DETECTION

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of detecting mobility of a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) device, comprising:
monitoring a pre-registered VoIP user, at a given interval, for a mobility triggering event instigating a location update
of said pre-registered VoIP device;

determining a confidence that said mobility triggering event indicates that said pre-registered VoIP device has likely moved
by detecting how many of the following (1), (2) and/or (3) have changed:

(1) an IP address associated with said pre-registered VoIP device to indicate a likely movement of said pre-registered VoIP
device,

(2) a logical location mapping of said pre-registered VoIP device to indicate a likely movement of said pre-registered VoIP
device, and

(3) a physical network resources mapping of said pre-registered VoIP device to indicate a likely movement of said pre-registered
VoIP device; and

in response to said mobility triggering event of said pre-registered VoIP device, initiating an update of network stored geographic
lat/lon location information regarding said pre-registered VoIP device;

wherein said confidence that said mobility triggering event indicates that said VoIP device has indeed moved is highest when
said (1), said (2), and said (3) have changed, and lowest when only one of said (1), said (2), and said (3) have changed.

US Pat. No. 9,257,549

SEMICONDUCTOR FIELD EFFECT POWER SWITCHING DEVICE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor body comprising a first surface, a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor
region of a second conductivity type, the first semiconductor region and the second semiconductor region forming a pn-junction;

a source metallization arranged on the first surface; and
a trench extending from the first surface into the semiconductor body and comprising, in a horizontal plane substantially
parallel to the first surface, a first trench portion and a second trench portion,

the first trench portion comprising a sidewall adjacent to the second semiconductor region, an insulating layer arranged on
the side wall, the insulating layer adjoining the first semiconductor region and the second semiconductor region, and a gate
electrode connected to the source metallization; the second trench portion comprising a conductive plug which is connected
to the source metallization and to the second semiconductor region.

US Pat. No. 9,258,707

TIMING SECURITY FLAGS IN COMMON PUBLIC RADIO INTERFACE

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A system for secure Common Public Radio Interface communication, the system comprising:
a radio equipment control system configured to:
generate, using secure processing circuitry, a timing security flag for a basic frame;
insert the security flag into the basic frame; and
initiate transfer of the basic frame to a radio equipment system; and
the radio equipment system configured to:
receive the basic frame;
identify validity of the timing security flag; and
upon validation, update timing on the radio equipment system.

US Pat. No. 9,258,680

LOCATION-TRANSMITTING DEVICE FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. In a wireless communication device, a method of transmitting location data for a location of the wireless communication
device, the method comprising:
using a short range radio communication protocol to receive, without prior interrogation, radio signals from any nearby autonomously
transmitting radio-transmitting device;

detecting the location data in a single radio signal from a nearby autonomously transmitting radio-transmitting device disposed
at the location, wherein the single radio signal is the strongest radio signal that includes location data and is received
by the wireless communication device; and

transmitting the location data to a third party.

US Pat. No. 9,256,692

CLICKSTREAMS AND WEBSITE CLASSIFICATION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method executed by a computer, comprising:
receiving a seed Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that represents a category for website classification;
analyzing clickstream data generated from the seed URL and additional URLs to determine whether the additional URLs belong
to the category; and

electing one or more of the additional URLs to represent the category.
US Pat. No. 9,255,186

THERMOSETTING RESINS WITH ENHANCED CURE CHARACTERISTICS CONTAINING ORGANOFUNCTIONAL SILANE MOIETIES

The United States of Amer...

1. A thermosetting resin comprising:
a silane comprising:
a quaternary silicon atom;
a first non-hydrolyzable moiety bonded to the quaternary silicon atom and including a first reactive group;
a second non-hydrolyzable moiety bonded to the quaternary silicon atom and including a second reactive group;
a third non-hydrolyzable moiety bonded to the quaternary silicon atom and including a third reactive group; and
a fourth non-hydrolyzable moiety bonded to the quaternary silicon atom,
wherein each of the first, second, and third reactive groups includes at least one triple bond and is selected from the group
consisting of a cyanate ester and a phthalonitrile; and

a co-reactant monomer configured to react and form a three dimensional network with the silane.