US Pat. No. 9,260,521

TREATMENT OF TUMORS USING SPECIFIC ANTI-L1 ANTIBODY

MEDIGENE AG, Martinsried...

1. A purified binding molecule capable of binding L1CAM
(i) comprising the following six CDR sequences RASQDISNYLN (SEQ ID No: 1), YTSRLHS (SEQ ID No: 2), QQGNTLPWT (SEQ ID No: 3),
RYWML (SEQ ID No: 4), EINPRNDRTNYNEKFKT (SEQ ID No: 5), and GGGYAMDY (SEQ ID No: 6),

or
(ii) which is capable of binding to the same L1CAM epitope recognized by the monoclonal antibody 9.3, produced by the hybridoma
cell deposited under DSMZ ACC2841, or

(iii) comprising the following six CDR sequences QDISNY (SEQ ID No: 7), YTS, QQGNTLPWT (SEQ ID No: 8), GYTFTRYW (SEQ ID No:
9), INPRNDRT (SEQ ID No: 10), and ALGGGYAMDY (SEQ ID No: 11),

wherein the purified binding molecule capable of binding L1CAM is selected from the group consisting of single chain antibody
(scFv), a multimer of scFv, a diabody, a triabody, a tetrabody, an antigen-binding fragment of a monoclonal antibody, a Fab,
a tandab, a flexibody, a bispecific antibody, and a chimeric antibody.

US Pat. No. 9,260,089

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DECELERATION ARRANGEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for controlling a deceleration arrangement of a motor vehicle with at least one regenerative braking device, which
is designed to decelerate the motor vehicle at a variable braking torque and to generate electrical energy according to the
braking torque, wherein a speed of return of an operating element for driving the motor vehicle is detected, wherein a predefined
braking torque is exerted by the regenerative braking device when the speed of return and/or a variable correlated therewith
exceeds a first predefined threshold value or the speed of return and/or a variable correlated therewith falls below a second
predefined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,263,440

POWER TRANSISTOR ARRANGEMENT AND PACKAGE HAVING THE SAME

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUS...

1. A power transistor arrangement, comprising:
a carrier comprising at least a main region and a first terminal region and a second terminal region, the main region, the
first terminal region and the second terminal region being electrically isolated from each other;

a first power transistor having a control electrode and a first power electrode and a second power electrode, the first power
transistor being arranged over the main region of the carrier such that the first power electrode of the first power transistor
is facing towards the main region of the carrier and is electrically coupled to the main region of the carrier;

a second power transistor having a control electrode and a first power electrode and a second power electrode,
the second power transistor being arranged over the first terminal region and the second terminal region such that the control
electrode of the second power transistor and the first power electrode of the second power transistor are facing towards the
terminal regions of the carrier,

wherein the control electrode of the second power transistor is electrically coupled to the first terminal region of the carrier,
and wherein the first power electrode of the second power transistor is electrically coupled to the second terminal region
of the carrier;

wherein the control electrode of the first power transistor is electrically coupled to one of the first terminal region and
the second terminal region; and

wherein the second power electrode of the first power transistor and the second power electrode of the second power transistor
are electrically coupled with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,260,573

DYNAMIC MECHANICAL POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV...

1. A polymer nanocomposite, comprising:
a nanoparticle network incorporated into a host matrix polymer, wherein the nanoparticle network is a formation of a substantially
three-dimensional network of substantially dispersed nanoparticles, wherein in a first switched state, the nanocomposite has
a first modulus, and wherein in a second unswitched state, the nanocomposite has a second modulus, wherein the first modulus
is greater than the second modulus by a factor greater than 2.5, wherein the switchable modulus function is inducable by a
chemical stimulus, or an electrical stimulus or an optical stimulus or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,260,760

METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMPLETE RESPONSE TO ANTICANCER THERAPY

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. An in vitro method for determining a complete response to an anti-cancer therapy in a subject comprising:
(a) determining a CD133 RNA expression level in a biological sample of a subject who has undergone or is undergoing an anticancer
therapy to treat colorectal cancer comprising administration of a fluorocytidine derivative and a COX-2 enzyme inhibitor;
and

(b) identifying the subject as having a complete response to the anticancer therapy if the CD133 RNA expression level in the
sample is (i) less than about 0.56, when normalized to GAPDH RNA level, or (ii) less than the CD133 RNA expression level in
a sample from a cancer-free control.

US Pat. No. 9,262,698

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING OBJECTS VISUALLY USING A RECURSIVE CORTICAL NETWORK

Vicarious FPC, Inc., Uni...

1. A computer-implemented method for object recognition using a recursive cortical network comprising:
receiving an input image at a training module;
applying a trained recursive cortical network (RCN) to the image using an inference module to activate child features of the
RCN;

selecting pools of the RCN containing the activated child features; and
propagating the selection of the pools to identify probabilities of one or more higher-level features matching one or more
objects in the input image.

US Pat. No. 9,264,330

TRACING HOST-ORIGINATED LOGICAL NETWORK PACKETS

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. For a first host machine that hosts a virtual machine connected to a particular logical network, a method comprising:
receiving a command to test connectivity between the first host machine and a set of at least one additional host machine
that also hosts virtual machines on the particular logical network;

at the first host machine, generating a packet for sending to the set of additional host machines in order to test the connectivity;
appending to the generated packet (i) information that identifies the particular logical network and (ii) a flag indicating
that the packet is for connectivity testing;

encapsulating the generated packet with tunnel endpoint addresses, including a tunnel endpoint located at the first host machine;
and

sending the encapsulated packet from the first host machine to the set of additional host machines according to the tunnel
encapsulation,

wherein when connectivity is up between the first host machine and a particular host machine in the set of additional host
machines, an initial encapsulated packet sent to the particular host machine in response to the command reaches a tunnel endpoint
of the particular host machine irrespective of a number of intervening network elements.

US Pat. No. 9,263,260

NANOWIRE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH INNER AND OUTER GATES

International Business Ma...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a suspended semiconductor nanowire inner gate;
a first epitaxial dielectric layer surrounding the suspended semiconductor nanowire inner gate;
an epitaxial semiconductor channel surrounding the first epitaxial dielectric layer;
a second dielectric layer surrounding the epitaxial semiconductor channel;
a gate conductor surrounding the second dielectric layer, wherein the gate conductor is patterned into a gate line to define
a channel region overlapping the gate line; and

a source-drain region adjacent to the gate line.

US Pat. No. 9,260,278

REMOTE HANDLING APPARATUS FOR LOAD OBJECT AND AUXILIARY APPARATUS THEREOF

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

13. A remote handling apparatus for a load object, comprising:
a joystick device including an input coordinate sensor that detects an input coordinate value of one input axis of a stick
that accepts manual operation from an operator, and a counterforce generator that is connected to the stick to generate counterforce
to allow the operator to recognize the counterforce via a stick according to a value indicated by a received counterforce
command signal;

a lifting controller that receives an input coordinate signal indicating the input coordinate value from the input coordinate
sensor and that outputs a velocity command signal indicating a velocity command value corresponding to the input coordinate
value;

a load lifting device that is installed away from the joystick device, receives the velocity command signal, and allows a
load object to ascend, stop or descend according to the velocity command value;

a load sensor installed to detect a dynamic load value of the load object; and
a pulsed counterforce controller that receives a dynamic load signal indicating the dynamic load value from the load sensor,
calculates a time rate of change of either the deviation amount, which is a difference of the dynamic load value from a static
load value of the load object, or the dynamic load value, and outputs a counterforce command signal indicating a counterforce
command value for generating a pulsed counterforce to the counterforce generator according to the presence of the time rate
of change.

US Pat. No. 9,265,165

SEALING ELEMENT

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A sealing element for sealing between an electric line and a housing, wherein the sealing element has an elastically expandable
inner sleeve which has, in an axial direction of the sealing element, a passage opening for the line which has at least one
inner sealing surface extending along its inner periphery, an outer sleeve surrounding the inner sleeve, which outer sleeve
has at least one outer sealing surface extending along its outer periphery, and comprises at least one compensation section
which is compressible in a radial direction of the sealing element and has a yieldingness which is greater than the yieldingness
of the outer sleeve, the inner sleeve being coupled to the outer sleeve, and the inner sleeve being radially expandable into
the compensation section, wherein the inner sleeve has at least one front inner sealing ring and at least one rear inner sealing
ring and the radial deflectability of the at least one rear inner sealing ring is greater than the radial deflectability of
the at least one front inner sealing ring.

US Pat. No. 9,262,623

ANONYMOUS SHIPMENT BROKERING

McAfee, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. At least one non-transitory machine accessible storage medium having instructions stored thereon, the instructions when
executed on a machine, cause the machine to:
receive first data from a first entity, wherein the first data comprises a first input generated from a secret value of the
first entity;

perform a hash of the first input with a second input secret to a privacy broker system to generate a private identifier corresponding
to a particular user, wherein the privacy broker system comprises at least one processor device, the particular user is anonymous
to the privacy broker system, and the private identifier is generated jointly with the first entity;

receive, at the privacy broker system, second data describing a request for a brokered shipment from a particular entity to
the particular user, wherein the particular user is also anonymous to the particular entity;

send data comprising a shipping identifier request corresponding to the received request for a brokered shipment to a shipping
service system;

receive third data from the shipping service system, at the privacy broker system and on behalf of the particular entity,
wherein the third data identifies a shipping identifier from the shipping service system for the shipment from the particular
entity to the particular user;

send fourth data, from the privacy broker system to the particular entity over a network connection, identifying to the particular
entity the shipping identifier associated with the brokered shipment; and

associate the shipping identifier with the private identifier, wherein the user private identifier is unique, within a system,
to a pairing of the particular user with the particular entity, wherein address information of the particular user is unknown
to the particular entity and the privacy broker system, the private identifier abstracts identity of the particular user,
and address information is obtained by the shipping service system for the particular user.

US Pat. No. 9,261,467

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITERATIVE IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which,
when executed by a computer, cause the computer to:
acquire projection data from a scanned object, the set of projection data comprising a plurality of projection measurements;
calculate a set of modified statistical weights from the projection data, wherein a respective modified statistical weight
of the set of modified statistical weights comprises a deviation from an inverse variance of a corresponding projection measurement
of the projection data; and

reconstruct an image of the scanned object using the set of modified statistical weights as coefficients in an iterative reconstruction
algorithm;

wherein the instructions further cause the computer to:
define a set of conventional statistical weights from the plurality of projection measurements, wherein a respective conventional
statistical weight of the set of conventional statistical weights comprises an inverse variance of a respective projection
measurement of the plurality of projection measurements; and

apply a nonlinear transformation function to the set of conventional statistical weights to generate the set of modified statistical
weights.

US Pat. No. 9,261,470

HIGH PRECISION ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION DETERMINATION

ONE RESONANCE SENSORS, LL...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium configured to store executable programmed modules and data;
a processor communicatively coupled to the storage medium and configured to execute programmed modules stored therein;
a magnet module configured to create a static magnetic field;
a sample input/output module configured to support a test sample including an unknown concentration of a first target element
in a location where the test sample is substantially exposed to the static magnetic field;

a sample module configured to
receive a first electrical current and produce a corresponding first stimulus magnetic field at a nuclear magnetic resonance
(NMR) frequency of the first target element,

expose the test sample to the first stimulus magnetic field,
detect a first responsive magnetic field produced by the first target element in the test sample in response to the first
stimulus magnetic field,

generate a first voltage in response to the first responsive magnetic field produced by the first target element in the test
sample, wherein the first voltage corresponds to the NMR frequency of the first target element,

a transmit and receive module communicatively coupled to the sample module and configured to
provide, in accordance with a transmit frequency, the first electrical current to the sample module, wherein the transmit
frequency is determined based at least in part on the NMR frequency of the first target element, and

detect, in accordance with a receive frequency, the first voltage generated by the sample module, wherein the receive frequency
is determined based at least in part on the NMR frequency of the first target element, and

generate a first electrical signal based on the first voltage, wherein the first electrical signal corresponds to the NMR
frequency of the first target element, and wherein the first electrical signal comprises a first real part and a first imaginary
part in a time domain;

a radio frequency control module stored in the storage medium and configured to be executed by the processor, the radio frequency
control module configured to adjust the transmit frequency and the receive frequency of the transmit and receive module; and

a main control module stored in the storage medium and configured to be executed by the processor, the main control module
configured to

determine an average for the first real part and an average for the first imaginary part of the first electrical signal from
the transmit and receive module,

transform the averaged first real part and averaged first imaginary part of the first electrical signal from the time domain
to a frequency domain,

determine a first NMR peak amplitude of the first electrical signal based at least in part on the transformed averaged first
real part and averaged first imaginary first part of the first electrical signal,

determine the concentration of the first target element included in the test sample based at least in part on the first NMR
peak amplitude of the first electrical signal and a predetermined ratio of a known concentration of the first target element
and an amplitude of a second electrical signal associated with a calibration sample that includes the known concentration
of the first target element, and

store the concentration of the first target element included in the test sample in the storage medium.
US Pat. No. 9,260,680

PROLAMIN-REDUCED BEVERAGES AND METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

N-Zyme Biotech GmbH, Dar...

1. A process for the preparation of a beverage having reduced prolamin content from prolamin-containing raw materials, comprising
the following steps:
a) providing a prolamin-containing beverage selected from the group consisting of a beverage produced from a malt, a beverage
produced from a wort prepared from a malt, a beverage produced from a malt extract, and any combinations thereof;

b) contacting said beverage with a transglutaminase cross-linking enzyme to obtain a modified prolamin in said beverage; and
c) removing the modified prolamin from said beverage to produce said beverage having a reduced prolamin content.

US Pat. No. 9,261,317

SUPPRESSOR ASSEMBLY FOR A FIREARM

Daniel Defense, Inc., Bl...

17. A suppressor assembly attached to a firearm, the firearm having a barrel, a bore, and a muzzle end, the suppressor assembly
comprising:
a gas block mount comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the gas block mount is positioned about the barrel and
spaced apart from the muzzle end of the firearm, wherein an inner diameter of the second end of the gas block mount is greater
than outer diameter of the barrel;

an outer tube comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the outer tube is attached to the second end
of the gas block mount, and wherein the second end of the outer extends beyond the muzzle end of the firearm;

a baffle attached to and positioned within the outer tube; and
a chamber formed at least partially between the barrel of the firearm and the outer tube, wherein at least a portion of the
chamber is formed between the muzzle end and the first end of the baffle, wherein at least a portion of the second end of
the gas block mount is spaced apart from the barrel and forms a portion of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,264,934

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE TRANSMISSION OF STREAMING CONTENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method of controlling the transmission of streaming content from a wireless communication network to a wireless device,
said method comprising:
obtaining mobility information for the wireless device;
determining from the mobility information whether or not there is an expectation that a required quality of service to the
wireless device will be violated with respect to the transmission of the streaming content; and

initiating a temporary increase in the size of a dynamically-sizable buffer at the wireless device used for buffering the
streaming content and correspondingly initiating a transmission burst of the streaming content towards the wireless device,
when there is the expectation that the required quality of service to the wireless device will be violated.

US Pat. No. 9,263,751

METHOD TO REDUCE PRESSURE WHEN INJECTORS ARE STUCK OPEN UNDER FAULTED CONDITIONS AND REMEDIAL ACTION TO PREVENT WALK-HOME INCIDENT

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for operating a fuel cell system, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a fuel cell stack having a plurality of anode injectors in fluid communication with an anode inlet of the fuel
cell stack and a control system in electrical communication with the fuel cell stack and the anode injectors;

(b) determining if an anode injector has failed in an open state using the control system to monitor for a pressure at predetermined
points in the fuel cell stack;

(c) enabling the fuel cell stack to continue operation if an anode injector has failed in an open state using the control
system to open a vent valve disposed downstream from an anode outlet of the fuel cell stack to decrease a pressure in the
fuel cell stack, wherein opening of the vent valve exposes the anode outlet of the fuel cell stack to a pressure in a cathode
exhaust;

(d) increasing a flow of air to a cathode side of the fuel cell stack by increasing a speed of a compressor relative to a
speed of the compressor immediately prior to the determining that an anode injector has failed in an open state.

US Pat. No. 9,264,740

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ERROR RATE ESTIMATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for estimating received error rates, comprising:
receiving a scan line of video data comprising a number of symbols;
detecting one or more error symbols;
when a first invalid error symbol has been detected within the scan line of video data, incrementing an error count and disabling
error detection until a next scan line; and

estimating a total number of errors, based on the incremented error count.

US Pat. No. 9,261,918

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HINGE SUPPORT FRAME

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a chassis having a hinge support frame;
a lid having a hinge support frame;
processing components disposed in the chassis and operable to cooperate to process information;
a display disposed in the lid and interfaced with the processing components, the display operable to present information as
visual images;

a hinge coupled to the chassis hinge support frame and the lid hinge support frame by one or more coupling devices, the hinge
rotationally coupling the chassis and lid to each other;

wherein the lid support frame has a conical boss extending into a countersink of the hinge at the coupling device.

US Pat. No. 9,261,617

ROPE-TENSION SYSTEM FOR A MARINE SEISMIC CABLE

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A flexible section of an underwater seismic cable, comprising:
first and second termination units;
two or more ropes, each pivotably attached at one end to the first termination unit and at the other end to the second termination
unit;

a ring having a bore bounded by a bore wall surrounding a portion of the two or more ropes between the first and second termination
units;

wherein the ring has a single bore through which the two or more ropes pass; and
wherein the ring includes a bore wall bounding the bore and having a curvature of the ring providing a bend radius RB for the two or more ropes in the bore.

US Pat. No. 9,265,080

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MULTI-DEVICE OUTPUT MODE CONFIGURATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by an apparatus, streaming content over a first wireless carrier, from a source device;
discovering, by the apparatus, wireless messages over a second wireless carrier;
determining, by the apparatus, that wireless messages received over the second wireless carrier, indicate a wireless device
capable of receiving streaming content over the first wireless carrier and capable of reproducing at least a portion of the
received streaming content; and

activating, by the apparatus, over the second wireless carrier, a wireless connection with the other wireless device over
the first wireless carrier, and forwarding the streaming content received from the source device, over the wireless connection
to the other wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,262,605

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:
a body;
a sensing unit;
a display;
a transceiver for short range radio communication; and
a controller configured to control data transfer through the transceiver, wherein the controller is configured to set a movement
of the body by a user sensed by the sensing unit as a preset motion for authorizing the data transfer, sense, via the sensing
unit, a motion of the body in a state where the display unit is turned off in response to an object being recognized via the
transceiver, and

perform, via the transceiver, the data transfer with the object in the state where the display unit is turned off and the
motion of the body sensed by the sensing unit matches the preset motion of the body authorizing the data transfer, the preset
motion of the body including a motion pattern of the body of the mobile terminal,

wherein, when the preset motion is not sensed as an input to authorize the data transfer, the controller detects a type of
target data of the data transfer and generates a display of a list of application programs associated with the target data
type for processing the requested data.

US Pat. No. 9,264,257

DYNAMIC TERNARY CONTENT-ADDRESSABLE MEMORY CARVING

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method for applying a revised template for ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) in a network switch, the TCAM comprising
a plurality of TCAM allocation units (TAUs), entries of data in the TCAM corresponding to forwarding modes are arranged according
to an original template mapping each forwarding mode to a subset of TAU(s), wherein the method comprises:
relocating the entries of data in the TCAM according to an intermediate template, wherein the intermediate template comprises
at least one unallocated TAU(s) for accommodating the revised template; and

after the entries of data are relocated according to the intermediate template, relocating the entries of data in the TCAM
according to the revised template.

US Pat. No. 9,263,560

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING REDUCED GATE-COLLECTOR CAPACITANCE

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A power semiconductor device, comprising:
a first conductivity type first semiconductor region;
a second conductivity type second semiconductor region disposed on an upper portion of the first semiconductor region;
a first conductivity type third semiconductor region disposed in an upper inner side of the second semiconductor region;
a trench gate penetrating through a portion of the first semiconductor region from the third semiconductor region;
a first conductivity type fourth semiconductor region disposed below the second semiconductor region while being spaced apart
from the trench gate; and

a fifth semiconductor region formed in an upper portion of the second semiconductor region and formed to be in contact with
the fourth semiconductor region.

US Pat. No. 9,261,574

STRUCTURED RF COIL ASSEMBLY FOR MRI SCANNER

General Electric Company,...

1. A PET-MRI apparatus comprising:
a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system having a plurality of gradient coils positioned about a patient bore, an RF coil
former having inner and outer surfaces, an RF shield formed about the outer surface of the RF coil former, and an RF coil
positioned on the inner surface of the RF coil former, with the RF coil coupled to a pulse generator to emit an RF pulse sequence
and receive resulting MR signals from a subject of interest; and

a positron emission tomography (PET) system having a detector array positioned to encircle the bore, with the detector array
being controlled to acquire PET emissions of the subject of interest;

wherein the RF shield comprises:
a pair of raised portions formed on opposing ends of the RF shield; and
an indented portion formed between the pair of raised portions, the indented portion being indented in the radial direction
inwardly toward the patient bore.

US Pat. No. 9,263,140

NON-VOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A non-volatile semiconductor storage device comprising:
a memory cell array having an electrically rewritable non-volatile memory cell arranged therein; and
a control unit configured to perform controlling of repeating an erase operation to apply an erase pulse voltage to the memory
cell for data erase and an erase verify operation to verify whether data erase is completed, the erase pulse voltage including
a first erase pulse voltage generated in a first one of the erase operations as an initial one and a second erase pulse voltage
generated thereafter in a second one of the erase operations,

the control unit being configured to, when control of repeating the erase operation and the erase verify operation is performed,
cause the erase pulse voltage to increase by a certain step-up voltage in the erase operation if it is verified that data
erase is not completed in the erase verify operation, and

the control unit being configured to control the erase pulse voltage such that:
at least a voltage wave shape of the first erase pulse voltage when a vertical axis thereof denotes a voltage and a lateral
axis denotes time has a blunted wave-shape portion that is continuous to a saturation value thereof, the blunted wave-shape
portion being defined by a period in which a gradient at a first point of time is not larger than a gradient at a second point
of time before the first point of time in the voltage wave shape through the period; and

the first erase pulse voltage is longer than the second erase pulse voltage with respect to a width of the blunted wave-shape
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,264,784

SOCIAL NETWORK-BASED AUTOMATED PROGRAM CHANNEL RECOMMENDER

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining, by a recommendation engine device, program historical data associated with users that each receive one or more
programs via one or more channels of a program delivery network that provides a program service to which the users belong;

obtaining, by the recommendation engine device, social network data associated with the users from social network sites to
which the users belong, wherein the social network data includes a social graph, communication data pertaining to communications
between the users via a communication network that provides a communication service to which the users belong, wherein the
communication service includes a mobile phone service and a messaging service, and the communication data includes mobile
phone calls, and user profile information pertaining to the users;

calculating based on the social network data, the communication data, and the user profile information, by the recommendation
engine device, a social similarity value that indicates a social similarity between one of the users and other users;

calculating based on the program historical data, by the recommendation engine device, a channel-interest similarity value
that indicates a common interest between the one of the users and the other users in relation to the one or more channels
used by the users to receive the one or more programs;

calculating based on the social similarity value and the channel-interest similarity value, by the recommendation engine device,
a similarity index value that indicates a similarity between the one of the users and the other users;

calculating based on the program historical data, by the recommendation engine device, a program regularity value, for each
program, that indicates a regularity of consumption of each program over a time period;

calculating based on the program regularity value, by the recommendation engine device, a program weight value, for each program,
that indicates a priority value;

calculating based on the program historical data, by the recommendation engine device, a stay-time, for each channel, that
indicates a time period each of the users remained on each channel;

calculating based on each program weight value, each stay-time, and each similarity index value, by the recommendation engine
device, a channel weight for each channel; and

selecting based on each channel weight, by the recommendation engine device, one or more channels to recommend to at least
one of the users.

US Pat. No. 9,264,260

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF HANDLING READ AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATIONS FOR MESSAGES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for handling a read confirmation for a converged internet protocol messaging (CPM) message, the method performed
by a terminal, the method comprising:
receiving a CPM message from an originating CPM client device via a first server;
determining whether the received CPM message contains a request for display notification;
determining whether a message corresponding to the CPM message is stored in a second server, if the CPM message contains the
request for display notification;

checking if a read report status flag attribute is set to false;
constructing a read report in response to the read confirmation based on determining that the read report status flag is set
to false; and

sending a request to the second server for setting the read report status flag attribute to true.

US Pat. No. 9,262,639

PLAINTEXT INJECTION ATTACK PROTECTION

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A system comprising:
a memory having a plurality of regions;
a digital rights management engine to protect the provisioning and consumption of multimedia content associated with a license,
the digital rights management engine being a trusted and distinct element from the memory, the digital rights management engine
being operative to:

receive a plurality of ciphertext blocks of the multimedia content;
decrypt the ciphertext blocks yielding a plurality of plaintext blocks;
output the plaintext blocks to a first region of the memory;
provide a plurality of groups of other blocks in addition to the plaintext blocks for scattering to a plurality of different
regions of the memory for storage while the ciphertext blocks of the multimedia content are being decrypted to provide protection
against a plaintext injection attack, the plurality of different regions of the memory being distinct from the first region
of the memory, each of the groups of other blocks having a predetermined pattern including at least three blocks, wherein
at least two of the at least three blocks consist of the same data and wherein a size of each of the ciphertext, plaintext
and other blocks is between 56 and 256 bits; and

output the groups of other blocks to the plurality of different regions of the memory for storage; and
a content renderer to retrieve the plaintext blocks from the first region of the memory and render the plaintext blocks, exclusive
of the groups of other blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,262,417

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SERVER AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A document management server connected to a client via a network and configured to manage content documents stored in folders
having a hierarchical structure, the document management server comprising:
a receiving unit configured to receive a download request from the client, wherein the received download request includes
information specifying a plurality of content documents to be downloaded and flag information indicating whether there are
content documents having a same name among the specified plurality of content documents, the flag information being set by
the client;

an entity data storage unit configured to acquire, based on the received download request, entity data of the plurality of
content documents specified to be downloaded by the client, and store the acquired entity data of the specified plurality
of content documents in different folders generated under a root of an archive file if the flag information indicates that
there are content documents having a same name among the specified plurality of content documents, wherein the entity data
storage unit stores the acquired entity data of the specified plurality of content documents under a root of an archive file
if the flag information indicates that there are not content documents having a same name among the specified plurality of
content documents;

an archive information file storage unit configured to generate an information file in which path information in the document
management server and path information in the archive file with respect to each of the plurality of content documents specified
to be downloaded are described in association with each other, and store the generated information file in the archive file;
and

a transmission unit configured to transmit the archive file storing the entity data of the specified plurality of content
documents and the information file to the client.

US Pat. No. 9,264,308

N-NODE VIRTUAL LINK TRUNKING (VLT) SYSTEMS DATA PLANE

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. A method for establishing one or more forwarding plane configuration settings for a plurality of nodes communicatively
coupled via inter-node port links (INLs) and form an n-node virtual link trunking (VLT) system and at least some of the plurality
of nodes of the n-node VLT system being communicatively coupled via one or more input/output (I/O) ports to at least one client
device configured with a link aggregation group (LAG) to form a VLT corresponding to the LAG, the method comprising:
responsive to a node in the n-node VLT system not having a local egress port for a VLT, designating a node in the n-node VLT
system that does have a local egress port for that VLT as an assigned node to egress data traffic for that VLT for broadcast,
unknown multicast, or unknown unicast data traffic ingressing on the node that does not have a local egress port for the VLT;
and

setting as a general egress rule that broadcast, unknown multicast, or unknown unicast data traffic received via an INL from
an ingress node in the n-node VLT system is blocked on all VLT egress ports of the receiving nodes in the n-node VLT system,
except if the receiving node is the assigned node for the ingress node for that VLT.

US Pat. No. 9,262,083

DETERMINING EFFICIENCY OF A VIRTUAL ARRAY IN A VIRTUALIZED STORAGE SYSTEM

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising a plurality of instructions, which when executed by a processor, determine
an efficiency of a virtual array, the instructions to:
determine an input throughput data rate between at least one host and a virtual array based on storage operations between
the host and the virtual array;

determine an output throughput data rate, from the virtual array to a backend array, of the storage operations, wherein the
output throughput data rate is based on the storage operations that require access to the backend array, wherein the backend
array comprises physical storage units; and

determine an efficiency between the input throughput data rate and the output throughput data rate so as to measure the efficiency
of the virtual array.

US Pat. No. 9,264,347

N-NODE VIRTUAL LINK TRUNKING (VLT) SYSTEMS CONTROL PLANE

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system node comprising:
a plurality of input/output (I/O) ports, at least a portion of which facilitate communications with one or more client devices
and are configurable to be part of one or more virtual link trunking (VLT) link aggregation groups (LAGs), each of the one
or more VLT LAGs including the information handling system node and at least one of the one or more client devices;

a plurality of inter-node-link (INL) ports, at least a portion of which facilitate communications with one or more information
handling system nodes in an n-node virtual link trunking (VLT) system, the n-node VLT system comprising a plurality of information
handling system nodes;

a fabric manager component that communicatively interfaces with fabric manager components of other information handling system
nodes in the n-node VLT system to establish and maintain a consistent representation of the topology of the n-node VLT system
with the other information handling system nodes in the n-node VLT system, the consistent representation comprising one or
more tables that are use common identifiers for VLT LAGs across the information handling system nodes in the n-node VLT system;

a VLT/inter-node-link (INL) manager component, communicatively coupled to the fabric manager of the information handling system
node and communicatively coupled to one or more node-level components of the information handling system node, that obtains
information for the fabric manager from the one or more node-level components of the information handling system node; and

a data processing component that facilitates receiving data from and sending data to at least some of the plurality of I/O
ports and the plurality of inter-node-link (INL) ports.

US Pat. No. 9,260,584

COATED, WET-CHEMICALLY OXIDIZED ALUMINUM EFFECT PIGMENTS, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, COATING AGENT AND COATED OBJECT

Eckart GmBH, (DE)

1. A coated wet-chemically oxidized aluminum effect pigment comprising:
at least one metal oxide layer comprising at least one metal oxide which differs from aluminum oxide; and
at least one enveloping organic polymer layer,wherein the weight ratio of the metal oxide of the at least one metal oxide layer to aluminum oxide in a wet-chemically produced
aluminum oxide layer of uncoated wet-chemically oxidized aluminum effect pigment is in a range of from 1:1 to 1:40, andwherein the weight proportion of the at least one organic polymer layer is in a range of from 8 to 40 weight percent, relative
to the weight of the uncoated, wet-chemically oxidized aluminum effect pigment.

US Pat. No. 9,264,684

COLOUR BALANCE PROCESSOR

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
capturing an image with a flash;
forming at least one weighted masked area of the image by masking at least one central area of the image with a weighting
mask;

masking at least one further area of pixels of the image by weighting the at least one further area with a further weighting
mask to form a further weighted masked area;

determining an average brightness measure and an average maximum pixel colour component value for the at least one weighted
masked area;

determining an average brightness value and an average maximum pixel colour component value for the at least one further weighted
masked area; and

determining an impact metric indicating the combined impact of the brightness and pixel colour components for the at least
one weighted masked area by combining the average brightness measure and average maximum pixel colour component value relating
to the weighted masked area and combining the average brightness measure and average maximum pixel colour component value
relating to the at least one further weighted masked area.

US Pat. No. 9,264,422

SECURE NETWORK DEPLOYMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a non-volatile memory containing a manufacturer installed certificate that includes an address for the apparatus and a model
number for the apparatus; and

logic encoded in one or more tangible media for execution and when executed operable to:
generate a message including a unique identification number;
digitally sign message using the manufacturer installed certificate that contains the address for the apparatus;
receive a configuration profile for the apparatus in response to the message, the configuration profile containing a locally
significant certificate; and

configure the apparatus with the configuration profile.

US Pat. No. 9,262,086

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DE-DUPLICATION IN STORAGE SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A storage system, comprising:
a storage array comprising one or more physical storage resources;
a processor communicatively coupled to the storage array;
a de-duplication module comprising instructions embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable medium communicatively coupled
to the processor, the de-duplication module configured to, when read and executed by the processor:

generate a fingerprint for an item of data stored on the storage array;
identify a partition for the fingerprint;
associate the partition with a selected hardware instance selected from a plurality of hardware instances, wherein each particular
hardware instance comprises one or more information handling resources; and

query the selected hardware instance to determine whether the fingerprint exists on the hardware instance; wherein the de-duplication
module configured to, in order to identify each partition, calculate a function to identify a partition for each fingerprint:
wherein the function is operable to map all possible fingerprints to a corresponding partition; and the function operable
to map each fingerprint to a partition such that the number of fingerprints associated with each partition would be approximately
equal.

US Pat. No. 9,264,495

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING NETWORK FILE OPERATIONS OVER A FIBRE CHANNEL NETWORK

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at an interposed file access protocol layer of a server device, an operation message from a Fibre Channel (FC)
layer of the server device, wherein the message does not include data and pertains to a file write request, and wherein such
message was transmitted from a client over a Fibre Channel (FC) network and the interposed file access protocol layer is interposed
between the Fiber Channel layer and an upper file access protocol layer;

retaining, at the interposed file access protocol layer of the server device, the file write request, allocating a buffer
that is sized to receive data that is associated with the message, and sending one or more transfer ready messages to the
client to solicit the data;

transmitting the one or more transfer ready messages from the server over the FC network to the client;
receiving, at the interposed file access protocol layer of the server device, one or more data messages from the FC layer
of the server device, the one or more data messages being sent from the client in response to the one or more transfer ready
messages and being associated with the message;

retaining data from the one or more data messages, along with the retained file write request, within the allocated buffer
and sending a write file operation to the upper file access protocol layer of the server, wherein the write file operation
specifies the allocated buffer; and

transmitting, over the FC network, a reply from the upper file access protocol layer of the server to the client, wherein
the reply was generated in response to the write file operation.

US Pat. No. 9,263,425

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING MULTIPLE SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS AND A LAMINATE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a laminate;
a first power semiconductor chip at least partly embedded in the laminate;
a second power semiconductor chip at least partly embedded in the laminate;
a control semiconductor chip configured to control at least one of the first power semiconductor chip and the second power
semiconductor chip, the control semiconductor chip mounted on a first main surface of the laminate; and

a first electrical contact arranged on the first main surface of the laminate, wherein the control semiconductor chip is electrically
coupled to the first electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 9,262,684

METHODS OF IMAGE FUSION FOR IMAGE STABILIZATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory program storage device, readable by a programmable control device and comprising instructions stored thereon
to cause the programmable control device to:
obtain a first image of a scene captured at a first time, the first image having a plurality of pixels;
perform a multi-resolution decomposition of the first image to generate a first multi-level pyramid representation of the
first image;

obtain a second image of the scene, wherein the second image is captured at a different time from the first image, and wherein
each of the plurality of pixels in the first image has a corresponding pixel in the second image;

perform a multi-resolution decomposition of the second image to generate a second multi-level pyramid representation of the
second image;

generate a level in an output multi-level pyramid representation of the scene for each level in the first and second multi-level
pyramid representations of the scene in accordance with instructions to cause the programmable control device to:

identify, for a group of pixels in a level of the first multi-level pyramid representation of the scene, a corresponding group
of pixels in the level from the second multi-level pyramid representation of the scene;

determining a weight value associated with each group of pixels in the level from the first multi-level pyramid representation
of the scene and the identified corresponding group of pixels in the level from the second multi-level pyramid representation
of the scene;

perform a spatial search of the level of the second multi-level pyramid representation of the scene to find a better corresponding
group of pixels when the weight value is less than or equal to a specified threshold;

determine a weight value for the better corresponding group of pixels; and
fuse the identified group of pixels from the first multi-level pyramid representations of the scene with the better corresponding
group of pixels from the second multi-level pyramid representation when the determined weight value for the better corresponding
group of pixels is greater than the specified threshold;

repeat the instructions to cause the programmable control device to generate a level in the output multi-level pyramid representation
of the scene for each level in the multi-resolution decomposition of the first image;

combine the output multi-level pyramid representations of the scene to generate a single output image representative of the
scene; and

store the output image in a memory.

US Pat. No. 9,260,160

SNOWMOBILE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A snowmobile comprising:
an engine including a crankshaft;
a driving shaft rotatable together with the crankshaft;
an endless track belt drivable by the driving shaft; and
a vehicle body frame including a tunnel portion located above the track belt and extending in a vehicle front-rear direction,
the vehicle body supporting the engine; wherein

the tunnel portion includes a top wall located above the track belt and made of a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic material,
a left side wall extending downward from a left end of the top wall, located to the left of the track belt and made of a carbon
fiber-reinforced plastic material, a right side wall extending downward from a right end of the top wall, located to the right
of the track belt and made of a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic material, a left reinforcing member that reinforces the left
side wall and made of a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic material, and a right reinforcing member that reinforces the right
side wall and made of a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic material; and

a first closed cross-section is defined by being enclosed by the top wall, the left side wall and the left reinforcing member,
and a second closed cross-section is defined by being enclosed by the top wall, the right side wall and the right reinforcing
member.

US Pat. No. 9,260,601

SINGLE DRUM OIL AND AQUEOUS PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF USE

General Electric Company,...

1. A dual phase composition for treating a hydrocarbon stream, said dual phase composition comprising an oil phase and an
aqueous phase, said oil phase comprising a primary emulsion breaker, said primary emulsion breaker comprising: 1) a C4-C12 alkyl phenol-formaldehyde resin alkoxylate and 2) an oil-soluble surfactant, wherein said oil-soluble surfactant is a polyalkylene
oxide triblock polyol that is less than about 50% ethylene oxide by weight and has an average molecular weight, Mw, less than
about 6,000 g/mol, wherein 1) is present in an amount of about 90-50% by weight based upon a combined weight of 1) and 2)
and said oil-soluble surfactant 2) is present in an amount of about 10-50% by weight based upon a combined weight of 1) and
2), said oil soluble surfactant 2) also present in an amount of 5-40% by weight based upon the weight of said oil phase and
wherein the weight percentage of said oil phase in said dual phase composition ranges from about 70 wt % to about 99 wt %,
wherein said oil phase and said aqueous phase form a colloidal inverse micellar solution.

US Pat. No. 9,263,185

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND CIRCUIT BOARD FOR MOUNTING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:
a ceramic body in which a plurality of dielectric layers are laminated;
an active layer including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes formed to be alternately exposed to both end
surfaces of the ceramic body with the dielectric layer interposed therebetween, and forming capacitance;

an upper cover layer formed on an upper portion of the active layer;
a lower cover layer formed on a lower portion of the active layer and having a thickness greater than that of the upper cover
layer; and

first and second external electrodes covering both end surfaces of the ceramic body,
wherein when a width of an L-margin portion formed between an end portion of the internal electrode in a length direction
and one end surface of the ceramic body is LM, a width of a W-margin portion formed between a side of the internal electrode
in a width direction and one lateral surface of the ceramic body is WM, and a thickness of the lower cover layer is B, 0.3?LM/B?2.0
and 0.5?B/WM?5.0 are satisfied, and

when half of the overall thickness of the ceramic body is A, a thickness of the lower cover layer is B, half of the overall
thickness of the active layer is C, and a thickness of the upper cover layer is D,

a ratio (B+C)/A by which a central portion of the active layer deviates from a central portion of the ceramic body satisfies
1.063?(B+C)/A?1.745.

US Pat. No. 9,263,114

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. An electronic device comprising a semiconductor memory unit, the semiconductor memory unit comprising:
first to Nth variable resistance elements each having different resistance values according to values stored therein, wherein N is a natural
number equal to or greater than 2;

a reference resistance element having a first reference resistance value; and
first to Nth comparison units which correspond to the first to Nth in variable resistance elements, respectively, and each of which determines whether a resistance value of the corresponding
variable resistance element is greater or less than a second reference resistance value,

wherein the first to Nth comparison units are commonly coupled to the reference resistance element.

US Pat. No. 9,262,112

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING FILE SERVER FUNCTION, AND CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFOR

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a scanner configured to scan an original;
a network interface configured to communicate with an external apparatus via a network;
a storage unit configured to store in a specified folder files which are generated from the original in accordance with scanning
operation of said scanner or are received from the network through said network interface, the files being accessed by an
external apparatus via the network;

a setting unit configured to allow a user to set a notification destination; and
a control unit configured to, in case where a new file is stored into the specified folder, determine whether or not the new
file has been generated in accordance with the scanning operation,

wherein said control unit is configured to control said network interface to send an e-mail containing a path of the new file
to the notification destination, in a case where it is determined that the new file has been generated in accordance with
the scanning operation,

wherein said control unit further determines whether or not the new file stored into the specified folder has been received
from the network through said network interface, and

wherein said control unit does not send the e-mail to the notification destination if said control unit determines that the
new file stored into the specified folder has been received from the network through said network interface.

US Pat. No. 9,264,928

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TESTS (MDT) BASED ON QOS VERIFICATIONS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of managing tests associated with a communication system using a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method
comprising:
receiving, by the WTRU, a test case including test data for executing a test on the WTRU that is associated with the communication
system;

executing, by the WTRU, the test using the test data at the same time as executing data communications using user data, the
test data being independent from the user data used for the data communications via the communication system and from control
signaling,

wherein the executing of the test includes receiving the test data via a test radio bearer (TRB); and the executing of the
data communication includes any of: sending or receiving the user data via a data radio bearer (DRB), which is different from
the TRB; and

logging, by the WTRU, measurements of the executed test.

US Pat. No. 9,264,177

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING FEEDBACK INFORMATION FOR MULTI-CARRIER OPERATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
receiving, by the WTRU, data via at least two downlink (DL) carriers, wherein data is received over each of the at least two
DL carriers using orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA);

receiving, by the WTRU, an allocation of a plurality of resources associated with a single uplink control channel associated
with a single uplink carrier;

determining, by the WTRU, based on the at least two DL carriers, at least one resource of the plurality of resources allocated
for the single uplink control channel to use to transmit hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgment/negative-acknowledgement
(ACK/NACK) information for the at least two DL carriers; and

transmitting, by the WTRU, the HARQ ACK/NACK information and not channel quality indicator (CQI) information for the at least
two DL carriers over the determined at least one resource using the single uplink control channel, wherein a plurality of
HARQ ACK/NACKs are aggregated on the single uplink control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,263,176

CONDUCTOR PATTERN AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A conductor pattern of an electronic component formed in an oval coil shape on a magnetic substrate, the conductor pattern
comprising:
a straight part; and
a curved part connected to the straight part at both sides thereof,
wherein a line width of all the curved part is smaller than that of the straight part,
a space between the conductor pattern of the curved part is wider than a space between the conductor pattern of the straight
part, and

a sum of the line width of the curved part and the space between the conductor patterns of the curved part is equal to a sum
of the line width of the straight part and the space between the conductor patterns of the straight part.

US Pat. No. 9,262,645

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRIVACY POLICY MANAGEMENT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request to modify an application;
determining a conflict is present between the application and a user privacy profile, when a sensor sequence in the application
is at least a subsequence of the user privacy profile, wherein the determining the conflict is present includes at least:

determining a first characteristic in the sensor sequence of the application;
determining a second characteristic in the subsequence of the user privacy profile; and
determining that the conflict is present based on at least a comparison of the first characteristic to the second characteristic;
displaying the conflict and at least one conflict resolution; and
causing the user privacy profile to be modified, when an indication of acceptance is received in response to the displayed
conflict and at least one conflict resolution.

US Pat. No. 9,262,285

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAILOVER USING VIRTUAL PORTS IN CLUSTERED SYSTEMS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A computer method for use in a storage system cluster, comprising:
associating a plurality of virtual ports with a physical port of a first storage system operatively connected to the storage
system cluster, wherein a first virtual port of the first storage system is configured to accept data access requests directed
to a first set of storage devices owned by the first storage system and a second virtual port of the first storage system
is in a standby mode waiting to be activated when a failover situation in the storage system cluster occurs and the second
virtual port is configured to not accept the data access requests when in the standby mode;

in response to a second storage system connected to the storage system cluster being offline where the second storage system
owns a second set of storage devices, transitioning the second virtual port of the first storage system from the standby mode
to active mode and configuring the second virtual port with a node identifier of the second storage system that enables the
second virtual port to accept the data access requests directed to the second set of storage devices owned by the second storage
system, wherein configuring the second virtual port with the node identifier of the second storage system includes modifying
one or more fields associated with an entry of a data structure configured to store information relating to each virtual port;

accepting at the second virtual port of the physical port of the first storage system a first data access request directed
to the second set of storage devices owned by the second storage system utilizing the node identifier of the second storage
system;

accepting at the first virtual port of the physical port of the first storage system a second data access request directed
to the first set of storage devices owned by the first storage system; and

processing the first and second data access requests by the first storage system.

US Pat. No. 9,265,010

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD, AND NETWORK CONTROL APPARATUS

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:
a primary system that includes a wireless station and is able to primarily use a certain frequency;
one or a plurality of wireless communication systems, having a base station (BS), which are a secondary system that secondarily
use the same frequency as that of the primary system; and

a network control apparatus that controls the one or the plurality of wireless communication systems, wherein
the network control apparatus includes:
a secondary system communication quality information set unit that stores a communication quality information set including
identification information regarding the BS of the secondary system, identification information regarding a wireless terminal,
used frequency channel information, and received power, and

a control unit,
wherein,
when the network control apparatus receives a frequency channel sharing trigger indicating that a frequency channel operated
so that a frequency does not overlap with that of an adjacent cell is insufficient from each BS of the secondary system, the
control unit generates a received power classification table which classifies signal power and interference power between
each wireless terminal, and the wireless station of the primary system and each BS of the secondary system, with reference
to the secondary system communication quality information set unit and based on the identification information regarding the
BS, the identification information regarding the wireless terminal, and the received power,

the control unit calculates a transmission power amplification rate or transmission power of each secondary system using the
received power classification table, and

the control unit transmits a transmission power change instruction packet storing the calculated transmission power amplification
rate or transmission power to each BS sharing the frequency channel of the one or the plurality of secondary systems.

US Pat. No. 9,264,943

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CARRIER ASSIGNMENT, CONFIGURATION AND SWITCHING FOR MULTICARRIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for multicarrier wireless communications in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), comprising:
receiving first configuration information for a set of downlink (DL) component carriers and a set of uplink (UL) component
carriers, the set of UL component carriers including a primary UL component carrier, and the set of DL component carriers
including a primary DL component carrier;

receiving a handover command in a radio resource control (RRC) message via one or more of the DL component carriers, wherein
the handover command triggers the WTRU to change the primary UL carrier and the primary DL component carrier;

applying second configuration information for a new primary UL component carrier and a new primary DL component carrier;
receiving signals over the configured set of DL component carriers; and
transmitting control information for the configured set of DL component carriers over a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH)
only on the new primary UL component carrier, wherein the control information comprises one or more of a channel quality information
(CQI) or a precoding matrix index (PMI), a first reporting periodicity and first offset value are used for transmitting control
information associated with a first DL component carrier on the PUCCH of the new primary UL component carrier, and a second
reporting periodicity and second offset value are used for transmitting control information associated with a second DL component
carrier on the PUCCH of the new primary UL component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,261,204

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING GAS FLOW VIA A GAS SHUT-OFF VALVE ASSEMBLY

SENSUS USA INC., Raleigh...

1. A method of controlling gas flow via a gas shut-off valve assembly, said method comprising:
detecting a valve closure condition;
activating a motorized drive to move a valve from an open position to a closed position, in response to detecting the valve
closure condition, said valve configured to permit gas flow when in the open position and to prevent gas flow when in the
closed position;

initially verifying valve closure, based on directly or indirectly detecting movement of the valve into the closed position;
and

subsequently verifying valve closure, based on monitoring gas pressure on a downstream side of the valve subsequent to said
initially verifying valve closure, and interpreting stable low-pressure readings or declining pressure readings on the downstream
side of the valve as a verification that the valve remains closed.

US Pat. No. 9,264,630

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING EXPOSURE EFFECTS USING AN OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZING DEVICE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:
causing a primary exposure and an effects exposure of a scene to be captured via a digital imaging sensor, wherein the effects
exposure comprises detecting only a portion of the scene via the sensor;

during at least the effects exposure, causing the scene to shift in a predetermined pattern relative to the digital imaging
sensor via an image stabilizing device; and

combining the effects exposure and the primary exposure to form a digital image showing an artifact resulting from the predetermined
pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,264,314

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND SWITCH FOR MAKING BRIDGE IN MSTP JOIN REGION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for making bridges join one Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) region during the MSTP region network topology
establishment, comprising: receiving, by a downstream bridge, a region join packet sent by an upstream node, wherein the region
join packet carries region information of the MSTP region, wherein the region information of the MSTP region comprises a triplet
comprising a region name, an instance, and a revision level, wherein the region name indicates a name of the MSTP region,
and wherein the instance indicates multiple spanning tree instances (MSTIs) in the MSTP region and a virtual local area network
(VLAN) list corresponding to each MSTI; comparing, by the downstream bridge, the region name in the region information of
the MSTP region with a region name configured on the downstream bridge; and configuring, by the downstream bridge, the region
information of the MSTP region to the region information of the downstream bridge to join the MSTP region and generate the
multiple MSTIs in the MSTP region when the comparison result indicates that the region name in the region information of the
MSTP region is the same as the region name configured on the downstream bridge.

US Pat. No. 9,264,113

FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF WIRELESS SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A frame synchronization method of a wireless system, comprising:
separately delaying a signal received from one of N receiving antennas in K tributaries, and outputting K delayed signals,
wherein N and K are positive integers;

generating a first output signal by performing a correlation operation on the K delayed signals and a preamble subsequence;
generating a second output signal by performing a correlation operation on each of the K delayed signals and each of the K
delayed signals itself; and

performing cancellation processing on the first output signal and the second output signal to obtain a string of data stream,
and obtaining a maximum value of the string of data stream as a correlation peak, so as to determine a position of a frame
header according to a time point corresponding to the correlation peak.

US Pat. No. 9,260,114

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO Corporation, Kariy...

1. A vehicle control apparatus for implementing inter-vehicle distance control of a vehicle carrying the apparatus behind
a preceding vehicle based on reflected waves from at least one target that is a reflecting portion of the preceding vehicle,
the vehicle carrying the apparatus being referred to as a subject vehicle, the reflected waves being radar waves transmitted
to a front of the subject vehicle and then reflected from the at least one target, the apparatus comprising:
a target information acquirer configured to acquire target information about each of the at least one target from the reflected
waves, the target information including a detected distance from the subject vehicle to the target of the preceding vehicle;

an offset storage configured to, in the presence of first and second targets forward of the subject vehicle, the first target
being forward of the second target, the second target being a target recognized as a rear end of the preceding vehicle, calculate
and store an offset associated with the first target, the offset being a difference between the detected distance to the first
target and the detected distance to the second target;

a controller configured to implement the inter-vehicle distance control to follow the second target based on the detected
distance to the second target, and when the second target fails to be detected, implement the inter-vehicle distance control
based on a distance calculated by subtracting the offset associated with the first target stored by the offset storage from
the detected distance to the first target; and

an offset eraser configured to, based on the presence or absence of relative displacement between the first and second targets,
determine whether or not the first and second targets belong to different vehicles, and when it is determined that the first
and second targets belong to different vehicles, erase the offset associated with the first target stored by the offset storage.

US Pat. No. 9,262,329

SNAPSHOT ACCESS

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. A method, performed by one or more computing devices, comprising:
creating a logical unit number (LUN) on a SAN array;
coupling communicatively a host cache to the SAN array, wherein non data network communications between the SAN array and
the host cache are used to manage connectivity and coordinate one or more snapshot requests, wherein the non-data network
communications comprises a virtual IP address interface;

creating a cached LUN at the host cache, wherein the cached LUN represents a caching instance of the LUN across a plurality
of servers;

preparing a volume of the host cache for creating a first snapshot of the cached LUN, wherein preparing the volume of the
host cache is dependent on a mode of the host cache, wherein the mode of the host cache comprises at least one of write-through
(WT), write-back (WB), or write-back-write-through (WB-WT) switching, and wherein preparing the volume comprises:

flushing a set of data comprising at least one snapshot of the cached LUN when the host cache is in WB or WB-WT switching
modes;

switching the host cache to WT mode when the host cache is in WB-WT switching mode; and
sending a message indicating that the volume is prepared for creating the snapshot of the cached LUN;
creating, at the host cache, the first snapshot of the cached LUN;
receiving at the host cache a request for data comprising the first snapshot of the cached LUN;
sending, by the host cache, the data comprising the first snapshot in response to the request; and
in response to completing sending the data comprising the first snapshot, sending, by the host cache, a first response indicating
that sending the data comprising the first snapshot is complete.

US Pat. No. 9,265,035

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING A DATA BLOCK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting a data block, comprising:
transmitting at least one data block via at least one of at least two downlink frequency bands to a user equipment (UE);
receiving a modulation symbol and N spreading sequences via N antenna ports, N being an integer greater than or equal to 2,
each of the N spreading sequences being a two-dimensional spreading code, each of the N spreading sequences being received
from one antenna port of the N antenna ports and spreading the modulation symbol, and the modulation symbol being received
from the N antenna ports;

determining acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (A/N) information in accordance with the modulation symbol and the N
spreading sequences, wherein the A/N information indicates whether the at least one data block is correctly detected by the
UE, and the modulation symbol and the N spreading sequences jointly determine the A/N information; and

determining whether the at least one data block needs to be retransmitted depending on the A/N information.

US Pat. No. 9,264,803

USING SOUNDS FOR DETERMINING A WORN STATE OF A WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

14. A system, comprising:
a head-mountable computing device (HMD);
one or more audio sources coupled to the HMD;
one or more sensors coupled to the HMD;
at least one processor coupled to the HMD; and
data storage comprising instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the system to perform functions comprising:
causing the one or more audio sources to transmit an audio signal;
receiving a modified version of the audio signal at the one or more sensors;
processing the modified version of the audio signal to obtain at least one impulse response parameter and at least one power
spectrum parameter of the modified version of the audio signal;

determining an excess kurtosis measurement based on the parameters of the modified version of the audio signal;
comparing the excess kurtosis measurement with reference signal data associated with one or more worn states of the HMD; and
based on the comparison, determining whether or not the HMD is being worn.

US Pat. No. 9,264,737

ERROR RESILIENT TRANSMISSION OF RANDOM ACCESS FRAMES AND GLOBAL CODING PARAMETERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An error mitigation method for video coding, comprising:
on receipt of a coded Random Access Picture (RAP frame), retrieving an identifier from the coded RAP frame and storing it
locally,

on receipt of a coded non-RAP frame,
retrieving an identifier from the coded non-RAP frame,
comparing the identifier retrieved from the coded non-RAP frame to the identifier retrieved from a most-recently received
RAP frame, and

if the identifiers do not match, indicating a loss of a previously-coded RAP frame.

US Pat. No. 9,262,966

PIXEL CIRCUIT, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel circuit comprising a charging sub-circuit, a first driving sub-circuit, a second driving sub-circuit, a first capacitor
and a second capacitor, wherein
a first terminal of the first capacitor is connected to a first terminal of the first driving sub-circuit and a first terminal
of the second driving sub-circuit, and a second terminal of the first capacitor is connected to the charging sub-circuit and
a first terminal of the second capacitor;

a second terminal of the first driving sub-circuit is connected to a first light emitting device, and a second terminal of
the second driving sub-circuit is connected to a second light emitting device, wherein the flow direction of the driving current
flowing into the first light emitting device from the first driving sub-circuit is opposite to that of the driving current
flowing into the second light emitting device from the second driving sub-circuit; and

the charging sub-circuit is used to charge the first capacitor, the second capacitor is used to maintain the voltage at the
second terminal of the first capacitor, and when the first capacitor discharges, the first driving sub-circuit drives the
first light emitting device to emit light or the second driving sub-circuit drives the second light emitting device to emit
light.

US Pat. No. 9,261,730

DISPLAY DEVICES INCLUDING INORGANIC COMPONENTS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A display device comprising:
an inorganic substrate and a transparent substrate;
an inorganic electroluminescent layer configured to emit visible light;
an active matrix layer;
an inorganic polarizing layer disposed between the inorganic electroluminescent layer and the active matrix layer;
a liquid crystal layer, wherein the active matrix layer is disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the inorganic polarizing
layer; and

a color filtering layer,
wherein the transparent substrate, the color filtering layer, the liquid crystal layer, the active matrix layer, the inorganic
polarizing layer, the inorganic electroluminescent layer and the inorganic substrate are formed in that order, such that the
inorganic electroluminescent layer serves as backlight providing lighting for the liquid crystal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,260,013

AWARENESS LEVEL IMPROVEMENT DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An awareness level improvement device for improving an awareness level of a driver, comprising:
an input portion into which data related to the awareness level of the driver is input;
a determination portion that determines whether the driver is driving in an absentminded state, in which the awareness level
of the driver is higher than that of a drowsy driving state and lower than that of a normal driving state, based on the data
input into the input portion; and

a controller that controls an execution portion to execute one of a plurality of applications improving the awareness level
of the driver when the determination portion determines that the driver is driving in the absentminded state, wherein

the plurality of applications include a body motion application that prompts the driver to perform a body motion,
the plurality of applications are classified into a low-stimulus group where stimulus to the driver is low and a high-stimulus
group where stimulus to the driver is high,

the controller executes one of the plurality of applications from the high-stimulus group when an elapsed time of the absentminded
state exceeds a reference time, and

the controller executes one of the plurality of applications from the low-stimulus group when the elapsed time of the absentminded
state is below the reference time.

US Pat. No. 9,265,006

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A TRANSMIT POWER OF A MULTI CARRIER TRANSMITTER AND A MULTI CARRIER TRANSMITTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for adjusting a transmit power of a multi carrier transmitter in a mobile communication system, comprising:
providing at least two data streams, wherein each data stream is configured to be transmitted on a separate carrier frequency;
determining a transmit signal adaptation metric separately for each of the at least two data streams;
determining the 4th and 6th moments for each of the at least two data streams;

calculating a combined transmit signal adaptation metric based on the separate transmit signal adaptation metrics, wherein
the combined transmit signal adaptation metric is based at least in part on the 4th and 6th moments for one or more of the at least two data streams;

combining the two data streams carried on the two separate carrier frequencies to an overall transmit signal; and
adjusting the transmit power of the overall transmit signal based on the calculated combined transmit signal adaptation metric,
wherein each of the at least two data streams comprises at least one data channel and the 4th and 6th moments of each of the at least two data streams are determined based on gain and mode settings for the at least one data
channel.

US Pat. No. 9,263,537

METHODS OF FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A PROTECTED GATE CAP LAYER AND THE RESULTING DEVICE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A transistor device, comprising:
a gate structure positioned above a semiconductor substrate;
a spacer structure positioned adjacent said gate structure;
a layer of insulating material positioned above said substrate and around said spacer structure;
a first gate cap protection layer positioned on said gate structure, said spacer structure and portions of said layer of insulating
material;

a gate cap layer positioned on said first gate cap protection layer, wherein sidewalls and a bottom surface of said gate cap
layer each contact said first gate cap protection layer; and

a second gate cap protection layer positioned on an upper surface of said gate cap layer, wherein said first and second gate
cap protection layers encapsulate said gate cap layer.

US Pat. No. 9,262,029

MULTIPOINT TOUCH SURFACE CONTROLLER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of detecting inputs on a touch sensor panel including a plurality of touch nodes formed at intersections of a
first plurality of drive electrodes and a plurality of sense electrodes, comprising:
acquiring a first capacitance image of the touch sensor panel in response to stimulating each of the first plurality of drive
electrodes with a first set of periodic waveforms having a first predetermined frequency and measuring capacitive couplings
of the stimulated first plurality of drive electrodes and at least one of the sense electrodes;

acquiring a second capacitance image of the touch sensor panel in response to stimulating each of the first plurality of drive
electrodes with a second set of periodic waveforms having a second predetermined frequency and measuring capacitive couplings
of the stimulated first plurality of drive electrodes and at least one of the sense electrodes; and

determining a location of at least one touch based on the acquired first capacitance image and second capacitance image,
wherein at least two of the plurality of drive electrodes are stimulated consecutively with periodic waveforms with different
predetermined frequencies in a single scan.

US Pat. No. 9,261,965

TOUCH SURFACE OVERLAY PANEL

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An overlay panel for an electronic device having a touch surface mounted within a housing, the overlay panel comprising:
a frame made of a nonconductive material;
one or more fasteners coupled to the frame, wherein the fasteners are configured to attach the frame to the housing of the
electronic device; and

one or more physical actuators mounted within the frame, each physical actuator having an upper portion that extends above
the frame and a lower portion that extends below the frame,

wherein the upper portion of each physical actuator is configured to be actuated by a user and the lower portion of each physical
actuator is configured to contact the touch surface when the frame is attached to the housing of the electronic device,

wherein each physical actuator comprises one or more conductive elements configured to create a conductive path from the upper
portion of each physical actuator to the lower portion of the physical actuator, and

wherein the one or more physical actuators mounted within the frame are aligned with virtual controls displayed on a touch
screen.

US Pat. No. 9,261,784

LITHOGRAPHIC PATTERNING PROCESS AND RESISTS TO USE THEREIN

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A method of irradiating a resist film of a resist material with a patterned beam of EUV light having a wavelength of less
than 11 nm, the resist material comprising a silicon-containing polymer and/or a compound comprising at least one element
selected from the group consisting of: Ta, W, Re, Os, Ir, Ni, Cu and Zn, wherein said silicon-containing polymer comprises
a monomer having the following formula:

wherein R is a C1 to C20 alkylsilyl group or a group having the formula:


wherein R1, R2 and R3 group are each a C1 to C20 alkylsilyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,263,239

ETCHING METHOD OF MULTILAYERED FILM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. An etching method of etching a multilayered film including a first film and a second film that have different permittivities
and are alternately stacked on top of each other, the etching method comprising:
preparing, within a processing vessel of a plasma processing apparatus, a processing target object having the multilayered
film and a mask provided on the multilayered film; and

etching the multilayered film by exciting a processing gas containing a hydrogen gas, a hydrofluorocarbon gas, a fluorine-containing
gas, a hydrocarbon gas, a boron trichloride gas and a nitrogen gas within the processing vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,261,061

HIGH-PRESSURE PUMP

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A high-pressure pump comprising:
a plunger performing a reciprocating movement;
a cylinder receiving the plunger to define a pressurization chamber therein;
a lower housing supporting the cylinder;
an upper housing connected to an outer surface of the cylinder, the upper housing having a suction passage through which a
fuel is suctioned into the pressurization chamber, the upper housing having a discharge passage through which the fuel pressurized
in the pressurization chamber is discharged, the upper housing being formed independently from the lower housing;

a suction valve including a suction valve member which closes and opens the suction passage, and a suction valve body forming
a valve seat against which the suction valve member abuts;

a discharge valve including a discharge valve member and a discharge valve body against which the discharge valve member abuts;
and

a cup-shaped cover formed independently from the lower housing and the upper housing, the cup-shaped cover accommodating the
upper housing therein, the cup-shaped cover having a first through-hole and a second through-hole through which the suction
valve body and the discharge valve body are respectively inserted, wherein

the cup-shaped cover is configured so that a fuel gallery, which communicates with the suction passage, is defined between
an inner wall surface of the cup-shaped cover and an outer housing.

US Pat. No. 9,263,283

ETCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. An etching method comprising:
loading a substrate into a processing chamber, the substrate including a silicon nitride film, polycrystalline silicon patterns
formed on the silicon nitride film and a silicon oxide film formed on a surface of the silicon nitride film and top surfaces
and side surfaces of the polycrystalline silicon patterns;

introducing a processing gas containing (i) a plasma excitation gas, (ii) a carbon and fluorine containing gas consisting
of a CHF3 gas, and (iii) an oxygen gas into the processing chamber, wherein a flow rate ratio of the carbon and fluorine containing
gas to the plasma excitation gas is 1/15 or higher and a flow rate ratio of the oxygen gas to the carbon and fluorine containing
gas is 1/10 or less; and

etching the silicon oxide film formed on the top surfaces of the polycrystalline silicon patterns and the surface of the silicon
nitride film in the processing chamber by using a plasma of the processing gas in the processing chamber while depositing
a protective film containing carbon and fluorine obtained by dissociation of the carbon and fluorine containing gas on the
surface of the silicon nitride film exposed during etching the silicon oxide film, wherein the silicon nitride film is etched
by said etching 4 nm or less in depth,

wherein the plasma is generated by microwaves supplied by using a radial line slot antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,262,939

INTEGRATED LIVE AND SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an aircraft;
a network interface associated with the aircraft, wherein the network interface is configured to exchange data using a wireless
communications link;

a display system associated with the aircraft;
a sensor system associated with the aircraft;
a computer system at a ground-based location remote from the aircraft, the computer system in communication with the network
interface, the computer system configured to perform a simulation of a first number objects and generate first simulation
data from the simulation and send the first simulation data to the network interface, such that the first simulation data
comprises virtual data; and

a training processor within the aircraft, such that the training processor is configured to:
receive the first simulation data;
convert the first simulation data to a format matching live sensor data;
generate constructive data for a number of simulation objects using the first simulation data;
generate simulation sensor data using the constructive data and the virtual data; and
present the simulation sensor data with live sensor data generated by the sensor system on the display system, the simulation
sensor data including a model of a sensor in the sensor system such that the model comprises at least: a radar model that
simulates operation of a radar system in the aircraft, and a radar warning receiver model that simulates operation of a radar
warning receiver in the aircraft, such that the training processor provides the constructive data and the simulation sensor
data to an aircraft network of the aircraft, the aircraft network linked to a second computer system of the aircraft; and

the second computer system comprises the display system, and the display system comprises one or more display devices.

US Pat. No. 9,260,454

ISOTHIAZOLOPYRIDINE-2-CARBOXAMIDES AND THEIR USE AS PHARMACEUTICALS

SANOFI, Paris (FR)

1. A compound of the formula I, in any of its stereoisomeric forms or a mixture of stereoisomeric forms in any ratio, or a
pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,

wherein
X is selected from the series consisting of ?N— and ?N(O)—;
R1, R2 and R3 are independently of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, nitro, cyano, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—C(O)—, R4-N(R5)-C(O)— and R6-N(R7)-S(O)2—;

R4 is selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-, phenyl, phenyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-, Het1 and Het1-(C1-C4)-alkyl-, wherein Het1 is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R8;

R5, R6 and R7 are independently of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-;

R8 is selected from the series consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, oxo, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O— and cyano;

R10 is selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl- and (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—(C1-C4)-alkyl-, with the proviso that R10 can only be hydrogen if X is ?N(O)—;

R11 is selected from the series consisting of (C1-C4)-alkyl which is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R12, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl which is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R13, and Het2 which is optionally
substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R14 and wherein Het2 is bonded via a ring carbon atom;

or the groups R10 and R11, together with the nitrogen atom carrying them, form a 4-membered to 12-membered, monocyclic or
bicyclic, saturated or partially unsaturated heterocycle which, in addition to the nitrogen atom carrying R10 and R11, comprises
0, 1 or 2 further ring heteroatoms selected from the series consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, which is optionally
substituted on ring carbon atoms by one or more identical or different substituents R30, and which is optionally substituted
on further ring nitrogen atoms by one or more identical or different substituents R40;

R12 is selected from the series consisting of (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, phenyl, Het3, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—O—, R15-N(R16)- and R17-C(O)—N(R18)-, wherein phenyl and Het3 independently of one another are optionally substituted
by one or more identical or different substituents R19;

R13 is selected from the series consisting of hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—O— and cyano;

R14 is selected from the series consisting of fluorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—O—, HO—(C1-C4)-alkyl-, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—(C1-C4)-alkyl-, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—O—(C1-C4)-alkyl- and (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—;

R15, R16 and R18 are independently of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-;

R17 is selected from the series consisting of (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-, phenyl and phenyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-;

R19 is selected from the series consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—O—, cyano, R20-O—C(O)— and R21-N(R22)-C(O)—;

R20, R21 and R22 are independently of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen and (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R30 is selected from the series consisting of fluorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl, Het2, hydroxy, oxo, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, R31-N(R32)-, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—, R33-O—C(O)— and R34-N(R35)-C(O)—, wherein Het2 is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different
substituents R36;

R31, R32, R33, R34 and R35 are independently of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen and (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R36 is selected from the series consisting of fluorine, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy and oxo;

R40 is selected from the series consisting of (C1-C4)-alkyl which is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R41, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl which is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R42, phenyl which is optionally
substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R43, Het1 which is optionally substituted by one or more identical
or different substituents R44, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)— which is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R45, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-C(O)— which is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R46, phenyl-C(O)— which
is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R47, Het3-C(O)— which is optionally substituted
by one or more identical or different substituents R48 and wherein Het3 is bonded via a ring carbon atom, R49-N(R50)-C(O)—,
(C1-C4)-alkyl-S(O)2— and R51-N(R52)-S(O)2—;

R41 is selected from the series consisting of (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, R60-N(R61)-, R62-O—C(O)— and R63-N(R64)-C(O)—;

R42 is selected from the series consisting of hydroxy and R65-N(R66)-;
R43 is selected from the series consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, cyano, R67-O—C(O)— and R68-N(R69)-C(O)—;

R44 is selected from the series consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, oxo, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, R70-N(R71)-, (C1-C4)-alkyl-C(O)—N(R72)-, (C1-C4)-alkyl-S(O)2—N(R73)- and Het4, wherein Het4 is optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents R74;

R45 is selected from the series consisting of (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, cyano, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, phenyl-O—, phenyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, oxo, R75-N(R76)- and R77-C(O)—N(R78)-;

R46 is selected from the series consisting of hydroxy and R79-N(R80)-;
R47 is selected from the series consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkyl-O— and R81-N(R82)-C(O)—;

R48 is selected from the series consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, oxo and (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—;

R49 and R51 are independently of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-, phenyl and phenyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-;

R50 and R52 are independently of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl and (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-;

R60, R61, R62, R63, R64, R65, R66, R67, R68, R69, R70, R71, R72, R73, R76, R78, R79, R80, R81, R82, R83 and R84 are independently
of one another selected from the series consisting of hydrogen and (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R74 is selected from the series consisting of fluorine and (C1-C4)-alkyl;

R75 is selected from the series consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-, phenyl and phenyl-(C1-C4)-alkyl-;

R77 is selected from the series consisting of (C1-C4)-alkyl and R83-N(R84)-(C1-C4)-alkyl-;

Het1 is a monocyclic, 4-membered to 7-membered, saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic heterocycle which comprises 1,
2 or 3 identical or different ring heteroatoms selected from the series consisting of nitrogen oxygen and sulfur, and which
is bonded via a ring carbon atom;

Het2 is a monocyclic, 4-membered to 7-membered, saturated heterocycle which comprises 1 or 2 identical or different ring heteroatoms
selected from the series consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur;

Het3 is a monocyclic or bicyclic, 4-membered to 12-membered, saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic heterocycle which
comprises 1, 2 or 3 identical or different ring heteroatoms selected from the series consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur;

Het4 is a monocyclic, 4-membered to 7-membered, saturated heterocycle which comprises a ring nitrogen atom via which Het4
is bonded, and 0 or 1 further ring heteroatom selected from the series consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur;

wherein all phenyl groups are optionally substituted by one or more identical or different substituents selected from the
series consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, cyano, hydroxy and (C1-C4)-alkyl-O—, unless specified otherwise;

wherein all cycloalkyl groups, independently of any other substituents which can be present on a cycloalkyl group, are optionally
substituted by one or more identical or different substituents selected from the series consisting of fluorine and (C1-C4)-alkyl;

wherein all alkyl groups, independently of any other substituents which can be present on an alkyl group, are optionally substituted
by one or more fluorine substituents;

with the proviso that the compound of the formula I is not 3-oxo-3H-isothiazolo[5,4-b]pyridine-2-carboxylic acid diethylamide.

US Pat. No. 9,264,864

MESSAGE DELIVERY RECEIPT TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a data message service system to facilitate message delivery receipt transmission in a communication
system, the method comprising:
receiving a data message from a first wireless communication device for delivery to a second wireless communication device,
wherein the data message indicates a delivery receipt request;

responsive to the delivery receipt request, storing an identifier of a mobile switching center (MSC) serving the first wireless
communication device for subsequent use to transfer a delivery receipt for delivery to the first wireless communication device;

transferring the data message for delivery to the second wireless communication device;
receiving the delivery receipt for delivery to the first wireless communication device; and
in response to receiving the delivery receipt, transferring the delivery receipt for delivery to the first wireless communication
device using the stored identifier of the MSC serving the first wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,261,402

LITHOGRAPHIC METHOD AND APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of determining apodization properties of an optical system comprising an illumination system and a projection
system, the method comprising:
allowing light from a given point in an illumination field to pass through the projection system along at least a first optical
path, a second optical path and a third optical path;

determining a first difference in intensity of light received in a projection field from the first optical path and the second
optical path;

determining a second difference in intensity of light received in the projection field from the first optical path and the
third optical path; and

calculating apodization properties of the projection system from the first difference in intensity of light and the second
difference in intensity of light.

US Pat. No. 9,264,232

CRYPTOGRAPHIC DEVICE THAT BINDS AN ADDITIONAL AUTHENTICATION FACTOR TO MULTIPLE IDENTITIES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing system comprising:
one or more hardware processors; and
computer storage memory containing executable instructions which, when executed by the one or more hardware processors, cause
the computing system to bind a security artifact to one or more user accounts in a manner that permits the security artifact
to be used for authentication with any of several service providers for the user accounts without compromising security between
the security artifact and any of said several service providers, and wherein the computing system is configured by the executable
instructions to perform the following process:

access a first pseudonym for a security artifact comprising at least one of a cryptographic hardware device or a software
module, the first pseudonym providing an authentication factor that is reusable across accounts used at any of several different
service providers to authenticate to the different service providers;

provide the first pseudonym for the security artifact to a first service provider, the first pseudonym for the security artifact
being bound with a user account at the first service provider in order to uniquely identify the security artifact to the first
service provider over any other service provider;

access a second pseudonym, different than the first pseudonym, for the same security artifact accessed by the first pseudonym,
the second pseudonym comprising an identifier of the same security artifact to a second service provider, different than the
first service provider; and

provide the second pseudonym for the security artifact to a second service provider, the second pseudonym for the security
artifact being bound with a user account at the second service provider in order to uniquely identify the same security artifact
to the second service provider over any other service provider, the first and second pseudonyms thereby permitting use of
the same security artifact at the first and second service providers but without compromising security between the first and
second service providers.

US Pat. No. 9,263,074

DEVICES INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE ADHESION LAYER

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A device comprising:
a near field transducer (NFT), the NFT having at least one external surface; and
at least one adhesion layer positioned on at least a portion of the at least one external surface, the adhesion layer comprising
arsenic (As), antimony (Sb), selenium (Se), tellurium (Te), polonium (Po), or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,262,829

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A DIAGNOSTIC IMAGE BASED ON A TISSUE EMPHASIS IMAGE AND MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image processing method comprising:
generating a tissue emphasis image by emphasizing a first tissue of at least two radiation images of different energy bands
based on a difference image generated by using a variable weight which is set based on a X-ray absorption coefficient ratio
of a second tissue in two different energy bands; and

generating a plurality of images each corresponding to a plurality of frequency bands by performing frequency domain transform
process and multi-scale decomposition process on the tissue emphasis image;

generating a plurality of first images by performing noise reduction process on the plurality of images each corresponding
to the plurality of frequency bands;

generating a second image corresponding to the tissue emphasis image by combining the plurality of first images; and
generating a diagnostic image by using at least one of the at least two radiation images of different energy bands and the
second image.

US Pat. No. 9,262,348

MEMORY BANDWIDTH REALLOCATION FOR ISOCHRONOUS TRAFFIC

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A computer implemented method for dynamically resizing a buffer configured to store data associated with isochronous data
requests, the method comprising:
determining, based on an amount of outstanding non-isochronous data requests, that the buffer configured to store data associated
with isochronous data requests should be resized;

determining a new size of the buffer based on the amount of outstanding non-isochronous data requests and a ratio of a memory
clock to a clock running the buffer; and

resizing the buffer according to the new size.

US Pat. No. 9,265,125

GAMMA VOLTAGE GENERATING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

16. A gamma voltage generating circuit usable with a display device, comprising:
a gamma voltage distribution unit configured to generate a plurality of initial gamma reference voltages; and
a gamma voltage selection unit configured to select different portions of the initial gamma reference voltages as gamma reference
voltages to correspond to different color pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,262,264

ERROR CORRECTION CODE SEEDING

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
accessing a data block on a storage media in an indexed sequence of data blocks based on a cell number, wherein each data
block in the indexed sequence comprises a stored ECC value;

retrieving an offset associated with the cell number of the data block, the offset indicating a number of unusable blocks
preceding the data block in the indexed sequence, the unusable blocks omitted from use in data storage operations;

generating ECC value based on the cell number, the offset, and data read from the data block; and
determining whether the generated ECC value and the stored ECC value satisfy an integrity condition.

US Pat. No. 9,262,055

HEAT MAP CAROUSEL FOR DISPLAYING HEALTH AND STATUS INFORMATION FOR AN ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method of displaying health and status information for an electro-mechanical system in a carousel view on a display,
said method comprising:
defining a set including a plurality of sub-systems, each sub-system including one or more instances of hardware components
from one or more categories and sub-categories, each instance characterized by one or more identifiers and one or more health
and status attributes, each said attribute having an assigned value indicative of the health and status of the instance;

polling the system for health and status information to update the attribute values for each instance of each sub-system in
the set;

defining a heat map having rows and columns of cells;
for each sub-system in the set, mapping the one or more instances of hardware components from the one or more categories and
sub-categories to different cells in the heat map based either on the category and sub-category designation of the instance
or on a location of the instance within a physical area of the sub-system and mapping the attribute values for the one or
more instances to a color to color the cells of the heat map and provide a different heat map for each sub-system, each said
color indicative of a different state of the health and status of an instance;

assigning each heat map to a different bin in a carousel data structure, said bins and heat maps being linked in an ordered
list;

displaying at least one of the heat maps in the ordered list in a carousel display panel on the display, one said heat map
displayed as a focus heat map;

displaying an inset view of the system with a spatial layout of the sub-systems in the set adjacent to the carousel display
panel, each said sub-system displayed as an icon;

highlighting the sub-system icon in the inset view that corresponds to the focus heat map to provide a visual cue for the
focus heat map;

in response to an operator input, rotating the carousel to display a different heat map as the focus heat map in the carousel
display panel and to highlight a different sub-system icon in the inset view that corresponds to the new focus heat map; and

in response to an operator selection of a cell in the focus heat map, displaying health and status information for the selected
cell on the display.

US Pat. No. 9,264,819

THERMOACOUSTIC DEVICE

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A thermoacoustic device comprising:
a printed circuit board;
a thermoacoustic chip installed on the printed circuit board; and
an integrated circuit chip installed on the printed circuit board, wherein the thermoacoustic chip comprises a sound wave
generator, and the thermoacoustic chip and the integrated circuit chip are electrically connected with each other through
the printed circuit board;

wherein the thermoacoustic chip comprises a shell having a hole and a speaker located in the shell, and the speaker comprises:
a substrate having a surface, and the sound wave generator is located on the surface of the substrate and opposite to the
hole of the shell;

a first electrode;
a second electrode, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are spaced from each other and electrically connected
to the sound wave generator; and

an insulating layer located on the surface of the substrate and sandwiched between the substrate and the sound wave generator
so that the first electrode, the second electrode, and the sound wave generator are insulated from the substrate by the insulating
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,264,406

PUBLIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY WITH REDUCED COMPUTATIONAL LOAD

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A cryptographic method, comprising:
receiving a public key belonging to a message recipient having a private key corresponding to the public key;
selecting a numerical seed, having a first entropy;
using the numerical seed and the public key, generating key recovery information having a second entropy, which is less than
the first entropy, and generating a message key having a third entropy, which is less than the first entropy, wherein: the
entropy of the message key is less than the entropy of the numerical seed; and the entropy of the key recovery information
is less than the entropy of the numerical seed;

encrypting a message using the message key; and
transmitting the encrypted message and the key recovery information to the message recipient providing a secure transfer of
a cryptographic key, whereby the recipient reconstructs the message key using the key recovery information and the private
key and decrypts the encrypted message using the reconstructed message key.

US Pat. No. 9,263,961

WIDE INPUT DC/DC RESONANT CONVERTER TO CONTROL REACTIVE POWER

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A DC/DC resonant converter system, comprising:
a primary converter unit including a resonant tank circuit, the primary converter unit further including a plurality of primary
switching units that form a primary H-bridge circuit configured to regulate the current flowing into the resonant tank circuit,
the primary H-bridge circuit including a first leg having first and second primary switching units, and a second leg having
second and third primary switching units;

a controlled secondary rectifier unit including a plurality of rectifier switching units to reduce reactive power in the primary
converter unit, the secondary rectifier unit including controlled bridge having a third leg with a first unidirectional switching
unit connected to a first bridge diode, and a fourth leg with a second unidirectional switching unit connected to a second
bridge diode; and

a phase-shift controller in electrical communication with the primary converter unit and the controlled secondary rectifier
unit, the phase-shift controller configured to determine a rectifier phase-shift angle based on the plurality of primary switching
units and to control switching of the plurality of rectifier switching units based on the rectifier phase-shift angle,

wherein the controlled bridge further comprises:
a transformer having a center-tap node, the transformer including a first end connected between the first unidirectional switching
unit and the first bridge diode, and a second end connected between the second unidirectional switching unit and the second
bridge diode; and

a center-tap diode including an anode connected to the center-tap node of the transformer and a cathode connected in common
with the first and second unidirectional switches.

US Pat. No. 9,262,664

REPROGRAMMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICES INCLUDING PROGRAMMING SYMBOL

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A bar code data reading system comprising:
a display equipped device operated to successively display a plurality of bar codes at a fixed position on said display;
wherein the plurality of bar codes encode file data of at least one formatted file; and
a plurality of readers oriented at a location so that the plurality of readers can read bar codes at the fixed position, wherein
the plurality of readers are operated to continuously read bar codes at the fixed position;

wherein the plurality of readers are configured to read bar codes without relative movement between the display and the plurality
of readers;

wherein the at least one formatted file is downloaded from a remote computer by the display equipped device, the remote computer
connected to a network operated by one of a manufacturer of at least one reader of the plurality of readers or a supplier
of the one reader of the plurality of readers;

wherein the display is disposed on a portable device that includes a connector sleeve aiding a connection between a motherboard
and a radio circuit board therein, the radio circuit board having a radio communication link for use in receiving data; and

wherein at least one reader of the plurality of readers comprises a reader display and is configured to display feedback messages
on the reader display if a bar code of the plurality of bar codes is not read.

US Pat. No. 9,265,136

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A system comprising:
a laser beam apparatus configured to generate a laser beam; and
a target supply unit configured to supply a target material to be irradiated with the laser beam for generating extreme ultraviolet
light, wherein

the laser beam apparatus is configured to:
generate a first pre-pulse laser beam with which the target material is irradiated, the first pre-pulse laser beam having
a pulse duration of less than 1 ns, so as to make the target be diffused in a dome shape,

generate a second pre-pulse laser beam with which the target material irradiated with the first pre-pulse laser beam is irradiated,
and

generate a main pulse laser beam with which the target material irradiated with the second pre-pulse laser beam is irradiated.

US Pat. No. 9,264,484

ATTRIBUTING PREFERENCES TO LOCATIONS FOR SERVING CONTENT

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
identifying a social action that was performed by each of a plurality of different users, the social action specifying a preference
designation for a given object, the preference designation being at least one of (i) a designation that the user likes certain
content, (ii) a designation that the user supports certain content, (iii) a designation that the user has re-published certain
content, or (iv) a designation by the user in a social context of a preference to certain content;

determining that each given user from the plurality of different users was located at a given location at a time the social
action specifying the preference designation was performed by the given user;

attributing the preference designation of each given user to the given location, where the attributed preference designation
is a user independent designation that is used to identify further content to be provided to users at a location area proximate
to the given location, wherein attributing includes:

creating a first association between the given location and the preference designation; and
storing the first association and the preference designations in a profile for the given location;
receiving a request for content from a user device that is within the location area and different from those in the plurality
of different users; and

providing, responsive to the request and based on the user device being located in the location area, a content item for the
given object based on the profile for the given location including multiple stored first associations between the given location
and the preference designation for the given object, the multiple stored first associations being created in response to social
actions performed by multiple different users that specify a preference for the given object.

US Pat. No. 9,263,534

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a recess extending from a back surface of the semiconductor substrate in a depth direction
to a recessed surface at a recessed depth, the recess being adjacent to an unrecessed portion of the semiconductor substrate;
and

a metal film provided on the back surface of the semiconductor substrate on the unrecessed portion and on the recessed surface,
wherein,

a width of the recess at a first depth between the back surface and the recessed surface is greater than a width of the recess
at the back surface.

US Pat. No. 9,264,561

PRINTER WITH LINK MECHANISM

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A device, comprising:
an automatic document feeder member being movable between a unlifted position and a lifted-up position;
a pen door being movable between an open position and a closed position; and
a link mechanism positioned between the automatic document feeder member and the pen door, such that when the automatic document
feeder member is moved to the lifted-up position, the pen door moves with the automatic document feeder member to open the
pen door by moving the pen door downward, and when the automatic document feeder member is moved to the unlifted position,
the pen door moves with the automatic document feeder member to close the pen door by moving the pen door upward.

US Pat. No. 9,261,553

PROBE APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A probe apparatus of inspecting an electrical characteristic of a power device that is formed on a substrate to be inspected
and has electrodes on front and rear surfaces of the substrate, the probe apparatus comprising:
a movable chuck top configured to mount and support the substrate thereon;
a probe card that is provided above the chuck top to face the chuck top and is configured to support a probe needle having
a leading end to be brought into contact with a front surface electrode of the power device exposed at the front surface of
the substrate supported on the chuck top;

a first measurement line, having the probe needle, configured to electrically connect the front surface electrode of the power
device to a corresponding first terminal of a tester;

a mounting surface conductor that serves as a mounting surface on the chuck top and is configured to be brought into contact
with a rear surface electrode of the power device exposed at the rear surface of the substrate;

a second measurement line, having the mounting surface conductor, configured to electrically connect the rear surface electrode
of the power device to a corresponding second terminal of the tester; and

an attracting device, having many vertical fine holes which are densely distributed in an attraction region set on the mounting
surface and each of which is vertically extended from a surface of the mounting surface conductor to an inner portion thereof,
configured to apply a vacuum attracting force to the rear surface of the substrate through the vertical fine holes,

wherein, in the attraction region, the vertical fine hole satisfies a condition of ? vertical fine hole and p denotes a pitch therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,264,722

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ENCODING AND DECODING TRANSFORM DOMAIN FILTERS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of encoding a block of samples in an encoder, the method comprising:
determining a prediction block for predicting the block of samples;
spectrally transforming the block of samples to generate a transformed original block of samples;
spectrally transforming the prediction block to generate a transformed prediction block;
determining a set of filter coefficients based the transformed prediction block and the transformed original block of samples;
and

encoding the set of filter coefficients and a quantized transformed residual block in a bitstream of encoded data,
whereby the set of filter coefficients are used for transform domain filtering during reconstruction of the block of samples.

US Pat. No. 9,263,594

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY BASEPLATE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate comprising: a base substrate and a thin film transistor functioning as a switching
element, the thin film transistor comprising a gate electrode, a semiconductor layer, a semiconductor protective layer, a
source electrode and a drain electrode,
wherein the semiconductor protective layer is disposed adjacent to the semiconductor layer and comprises a composite lamination
structure, which comprises a protective layer formed of silicon oxide or a metal oxide and being in contact with the semiconductor
layer and an insulating layer formed of an organic insulating material.

US Pat. No. 9,262,406

SEMANTIC FRAME IDENTIFICATION WITH DISTRIBUTED WORD REPRESENTATIONS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

11. A server having one or more processors configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving labeled training data including a plurality of groups of words, each group of words having a predicate word, each
word having generic word embeddings;

extracting the plurality of groups of words in a syntactic context of their predicate words;
concatenating the generic word embeddings to create a high dimensional vector space representing features for each word;
obtaining a model having a learned mapping from the high dimensional vector space to a low dimensional vector space and learned
embeddings for each possible semantic frame in the low dimensional vector space; and

outputting the model for storage, the model being configured to identify a specific semantic frame for an input.

US Pat. No. 9,262,249

ADJUSTING A DEFECT THRESHOLD

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
defect detection logic configured to determine, using a defect threshold, when a read channel has read data from a defective
portion of a storage medium; and

threshold adjustment logic, implemented in at least hardware, configured to adjust the defect threshold based, at least in
part, on a gain value and a delayed gain value of a gain loop of the read channel.

US Pat. No. 9,260,639

POLYESTER ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. An adhesive composition containing substantially no organic solvent,
wherein the composition is a polyester-based adhesive composition comprising a polyester having a weight-average molecular
weight of from 1.0×103 to 20×103 as a main component thereof and a trifunctional or more polyepoxy compound as a crosslinking agent,

wherein, when the molar number, mcooH, of carboxyl group contained in a polycarboxylic acid component constituting the polyester is taken as 1, the molar number,
mOH, of hydroxyl group contained in a polyalcohol component constituting the polyester is from 0.5 to 0.98,

wherein the composition has a viscosity at 23° C. of at most 80 Pa·s, and
wherein at least one polycarboxylic acid of the polycarboxylic acid component constituting the polyester is an aliphatic dicarboxylic
acid having a dimerized structure of an unsaturated fatty acid.

US Pat. No. 9,263,387

GOA CIRCUIT OF ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A Gate driver On Array (GOA) circuit, comprising:
a GOA unit;
a Vertical StarT pulse (STV) signal wire electrically connected to the GOA unit, the STV signal wire comprising a first part
and a second part;

a first transparent electrode; and
an insulating layer arranged between the first transparent electrode and the first part, the first transparent electrode,
the first part and the insulating layer forming a first capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,262,432

SCALABLE MECHANISM FOR DETECTION OF COMMONALITY IN A DEDUPLICATED DATA SET

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method, comprising:
creating a datastore suitcase when a processor processes a file for deduplication;
generating a filemap corresponding to a deduplicated file, the filemap including a plurality of filemap indices, and a plurality
of reference counts corresponding to a plurality of deduplicated data segments, wherein the plurality reference counts correspond
to the number of files sharing corresponding deduplicated data segments;

modifying the datastore suitcase, the datastore suitcase including a plurality of datastore indices corresponding to the filemap
indices, a plurality of deduplicated data segments, and a last file entry identifying last files having placed a reference
to deduplicated data segments.

US Pat. No. 9,262,197

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INPUT/OUTPUT ACCELERATION DEVICE HAVING STORAGE VIRTUAL APPLIANCE (SVA) USING ROOT OF PCI-E ENDPOINT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for accelerating data transfer operations, the method comprising:
prior to booting a hypervisor on a processor subsystem having a root complex, configuring a first Peripheral Component Interconnect
Express (PCI-E) endpoint and a second PCI-E endpoint associated with an accelerator device, wherein the accelerator device
is a physical PCI-E device exclusively accessible to the processor subsystem;

booting the hypervisor using the processor subsystem;
loading a storage virtual appliance (SVA) as a virtual machine on the hypervisor, wherein the hypervisor assigns the second
PCI-E endpoint for exclusive access by the SVA using a second root port of the root complex;

activating the first PCI-E endpoint by the SVA using a first root port of the root complex via the second PCI-E endpoint;
responsive to activating the first PCI-E endpoint, loading a hypervisor device driver for the first PCI-E endpoint, wherein
the first PCI-E endpoint appears to the hypervisor as a logical hardware adapter accessible via the hypervisor device driver;
and

initiating, by the SVA, a data transfer operation between the first PCI-E endpoint and the second PCI-E endpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,261,725

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A liquid crystal display comprising:
a substrate;
a thin film transistor disposed on the substrate;
a pixel electrode connected to a terminal of the thin film transistor;
a roof layer disposed to face the pixel electrode; and
a capping layer disposed on the roof layer, wherein a plurality of microcavities each having a respective liquid crystal injection
hole and each being formed between the pixel electrode and the roof layer, the microcavities including liquid crystal materials,

wherein the capping layer is patterned to include a first region and a second region, the liquid crystal injection holes being
entirely covered by capping material forming the capping layer in the first region, and the capping layer being opened at
the second region corresponding to the roof layer so that the second region is not covered by the capping material, and wherein
the first region and the second region extend in parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,263,221

LUMINOPHORE AND LIGHT SOURCE CONTAINING SUCH A LUMINOPHORE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A luminophore from the class of nitridic or oxynitridic luminophores with at least one cation M or Ca and an activator
D, wherein
the luminophore has one of the following formula:
(Ca1-zSrz)1-xCuxAlSiN3:D,(Ca1-yBay)1-xCuxAlSiN3:D, M2-xCuxSi5N8:D, M1-xCuxSi2N2O2:D with M being at least one of Sr, Ca, Ba, with z=06-0.9 and y =0-0.3 and with D being Eu alone or in conjunction with another
activator which is at least one element from the series Ce, Sm, Yb and Tb, and

a proportion x of the cation is replaced with Cu and D wherein the proportion x of Cu in
(Ca1-zSrz), (Ca1-yBay) or M lies in the range of 0.05 mol % to 5 mol %.

US Pat. No. 9,263,066

DATA WRITER WITH MAGNETICALLY HARD FRONT SHIELD

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising a write pole separated from a front shield by a non-magnetic gap layer, the gap layer extending
into a letterbox region of the front shield, the front shield comprising seed and shielding layers with the shielding layer
having an easy axis coercivity along a first direction of 4 Oe or more and a hard axis coercivity along a second direction
of 0.5 Oe or more.

US Pat. No. 9,260,985

VALVE TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A valve timing control apparatus which controls opening-and-closing timing of an intake valve or an exhaust valve driven
by a driven shaft by changing a rotation phase of the driven shaft to a driving shaft of an internal combustion engine, the
valve timing control apparatus comprising:
a shoe housing which rotates with one of the driving shaft and the driven shaft, the shoe housing having a pipe part and a
plurality of shoe parts projected inward in a radial direction from an inner wall of the pipe part, wherein the shoe housing
has a shoe front surface which is a first axial end surface of the shoe housing and a shoe rear surface which is a second
axial end surface of the shoe housing;

a vane rotor which rotates with the other of the driving shaft and the driven shaft, the vane rotor having a boss part which
is coaxial with the pipe part of the shoe housing and a plurality of vane parts projected radially from the boss part, wherein
the vane part is accommodated between the shoe parts in the shoe housing so that the vane part is able to rotate relative
to the shoe part;

a front plate fixed to the shoe housing in a state where the front plate is in contact with the shoe front surface, the front
plate having a seat surface with a concave taper shape at a position corresponding to the shoe part;

a rear plate fixed to the shoe housing in a state where the rear plate is in contact with the shoe rear surface; and
a flat head bolt having a head and a seat surface which is seated on the seat surface of the front plate, the seat surface
of the flat head bolt having a convex taper shape, wherein

the flat head bolt passes through a through hole defined in the shoe part of the shoe housing such that the front plate and
the rear plate are tightened with each other, or the flat head bolt is engaged with a female thread hole defined in the shoe
part such that the front plate and the shoe housing are directly tightened with each other,

the seat surface of the flat head bolt and the seat surface of the front plate are in contact with each other at an axial
tension action point to which a tightening axial tension is applied in an axial cross-section,

a normal vector which is perpendicular to the seat surface of the front plate and passes through the axial tension action
point in the axial cross-section intersects the shoe front surface at an axial tension reach point, which is included in a
range of the shoe part, wherein

the seat surface of the flat head bolt has
a first outer wall adjacent to a screw part, and
a second outer wall adjacent to a head end surface,
the axial tension action point at which the seat surface of the flat head bolt is in contact with the seat surface of the
front plate is located between the first outer wall and the second outer wall,

the first outer wall has a convex taper angle which is larger than a concave taper angle of the seat surface of the front
plate,

the second outer wall has a convex taper angle which is smaller than the concave taper angle of the seat surface of the front
plate, and

a clearance is defined between the first outer wall of the seat surface of the flat head bolt and the seat surface of the
front plate.

US Pat. No. 9,264,652

HOME AND NETWORK VIDEO CACHING

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A method, comprising:
storing a plurality of video programs on a digital video recorder (DVR);
assigning a score or ranking to each of the plurality of video programs based on a viewing history associated with different
programs previously recorded on the DVR;

requesting customer permission to transfer at least some of the plurality of video programs to a secondary storage located
remotely from the DVR when a level of used storage at the DVR is at a certain threshold of capacity of the DVR;

receiving, from a customer and in response to the request, permission to transfer at least some of the plurality of video
programs;

receiving a request to store an other video program on the DVR;
determining whether the DVR has adequate storage space for the other video program;
forwarding, when the DVR does not have adequate storage space for the other video program, a first one of the plurality of
video programs having a lowest score or ranking to the secondary storage located remotely from the DVR;

periodically forwarding at least some of the plurality of video programs to the secondary storage based on scores or rankings
of the plurality of video programs; and

periodically forwarding video programming stored on the secondary storage to the DVR based on scores or rankings assigned
to the video programming stored on the secondary storage, wherein the DVR is located in a customer's premises and the secondary
storage is located externally to the customer's premises.

US Pat. No. 9,263,823

LEVER CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lever connector, comprising:
a first connector housing;
a second connector housing that includes a distal fitting portion intended for a distal end of the first connector housing
to be fittedly connected thereto, and is adapted to be attached to a connector attaching plate in a state of inserting the
second connector housing through a connector attaching hole of the connector attaching plate;

a lever adapted to fit the first connector housing into the second connector housing by a pivoting operation; and
a grommet for ensuring a waterproofing property of an inside of the first connector housing;
wherein the lever includes:
a lever body that is formed independently of the first connector housing and is adapted to press a rear end of the first connector
housing, which is abutted on the second connector housing attached to the connector attaching plate, toward the second connector
housing;

a pivoting connection portion that pivotally connects one end of the lever body to the connector attaching plate, so that
the lever body performs a lever behavior for pressing the rear end of the first connector housing toward the second connector
housing; and

a lever locking piece that is provided on the other end side of the lever body and is adapted to fix the other end side of
the lever body to the connector attaching plate when fitting between the first connector housing and the second connector
housing has been completed by the lever behavior of the lever body;

wherein the grommet is fitted and mounted on the lever and includes:
a lever covering portion that is coupled to the lever body by a lip having a groove adapted to be fitted on an outer peripheral
edge of the lever body; and

a tubular that is integrally formed with the lever covering portion and is adapted to receive a cable connected to the first
connector housing; and

wherein when fitting between the connector housings has been completed by the lever behavior of the lever, the lip is tightly
contacted with a peripheral edge of the connector attaching hole to ensuring the waterproofing property of the inside of the
first connector housing.

US Pat. No. 9,260,105

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF POWER MANAGEMENT FOR A HYBRID VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of managing power in a hybrid vehicle having an engine and a transmission, the method comprising:
executing, via a controller, a first power management scheme, wherein the controller determines an engine speed and an engine
torque based on a first user input, the first user input defined as one of an acceleration request and a deceleration request;

detecting, via the controller, a request to transition the vehicle from the first power management scheme to a second power
management scheme;

transitioning the vehicle, via the controller, from the first power management scheme to the second power management scheme;
and

executing the second power management scheme, via the controller, such that a first electronic power component provides additional
power to a power storage device and the power storage device provides continuous power to a second electronic power component,
wherein executing the second power management scheme includes:

determining a current state of charge and a target state of charge of the power storage device;
calculating a target power output of the first electronic power component required to increase the state of charge of the
power storage device from the current state of charge to the target state of charge;

estimating a predicted resultant temperature of the first electronic power component as a result of producing the target power
output;

comparing the predicted resultant temperature of the first electronic power component to a predetermined temperature threshold
for the first electronic power component;

executing one of a first control action and a second control action, wherein:
the controller executes the first control action when the predicted resultant temperature is below the predetermined temperature
threshold, such that the first control action includes commanding, via the controller, the transmission to complete a gear
downshift to increase the operating speed of the engine, such that the first electronic power component produces the target
power output; and

the controller executes the second control action when the predicted resultant temperature exceeds the predetermined temperature
threshold, such that the second control action includes:

generating, via the controller, a revised power output for the first electronic power component based on the predetermined
temperature threshold of the first electronic power component by matching the predetermined temperature threshold to one of
a series of predetermined power output values that correspond to predetermined temperature values in a look-up table; and

commanding, via the controller, the transmission to complete a gear downshift to increase the operating speed of the engine,
such that the first electronic power component produces the revised power output.

US Pat. No. 9,263,539

THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A thin-film transistor, comprising a gate electrode, an active layer, source and drain electrodes, and a gate insulating
layer provided between the gate electrode and the active layer, wherein:
the gate electrode comprises:
a gate electrode metal layer,
a first protection layer, the first protection layer being provided between the gate electrode metal layer and the gate insulating
layer to isolate the active layer from the gate electrode metal layer, and the first protection layer comprising a third gate
protection layer and a fourth gate protection layer, at least one of the third gate protection layer and the fourth gate protection
layer being a multi-layer structure; and

a second protection layer, the second protection layer being provided on an side of the gate electrode metal layer opposite
to the first protection layer, and the second protection layer comprising a first gate protection layer and a second gate
protection layer, the second gate protection layer being a multi-layer structure and provided between the first gate protection
layer and the gate electrode metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,263,158

DETERMINING DATA RETENTION TIME IN A SOLID-STATE NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
partitioning solid-state non-volatile memory cells of a non-volatile memory device into a plurality of units each individually
allocatable for storage of user data;

allocating at least one of the plurality of units not storing user data as a control set;
storing user data from a host device to a first unit;
writing a test pattern to the control set;
reading the test pattern from the control set and identifying a total number of read errors;
determining a data retention time responsive to the total number of read errors and an elapsed time interval between the writing
of the test pattern and the reading of the test pattern, the data retention time comprising an estimated time during which
the memory device can store a set of data in a powered off condition and can successfully retrieve the data after being subsequently
powered on;

obtaining system parameters comprising one or more of a current temperature value, a time stamp, a date stamp, and a total
number of detected errors;

writing the parameters to the control set as a test log entry;
refreshing the user data in the first unit responsive to the determined data retention time; and
subsequently storing user data from the host device in the first unit.

US Pat. No. 9,261,674

WIDE-ANGLE IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A wide-angle imaging lens composed of a first lens having a negative meniscus shape with a convex surface on the object
side, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, an aperture stop, a negative fourth lens, and a positive fifth lens disposed
in order from the object side,
wherein the fourth lens and the fifth lens are cemented with an interface which is convex on the object side and has an aspherical
shape,

wherein the third lens has a biconvex shape,
wherein the fourth lens has a meniscus shape,
wherein the fifth lens has a biconvex shape, and
the imaging lens satisfies a conditional expressions given below.
?3.0
1.69
?d1<56  (16)

1.5 where:
f2: the focal length of the second lens
f: the focal length of the entire system
Nd1: the refractive index of the material of the first lens with respect to the d-line
?d1: the Abbe number of the material of the first lens with respect to the d-line
D2: the distance between the first lens and the second lens on the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 9,264,807

MULTICHANNEL ACOUSTIC ECHO REDUCTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method executed by a processor of a computing device, the method comprising:
transmitting a first calibration signal to a first speaker, the first calibration signal causing the first speaker to generate
first output;

transmitting a second calibration signal to a second speaker subsequent to transmitting the first calibration signal to the
first speaker, the second signal causing the second speaker to generate second output;

receiving a first microphone signal from a first microphone, the first microphone signal corresponding to the first output
from the first speaker;

receiving a second microphone signal from the first microphone, the second microphone signal corresponding to the second output
from the second speaker;

computing a first coefficient of a first fixed filter for the first microphone based upon the first calibration signal and
the first microphone signal;

computing a second coefficient of a second fixed filter for the first microphone based upon the second calibration signal
and the second microphone signal; and

subsequent to computing the first coefficient of the first fixed filter and the second coefficient of the second fixed filter,
applying the first fixed filter and the second fixed filter to an acoustic signal captured by the first microphone.

US Pat. No. 9,263,853

OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL MODULE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An optical semiconductor device comprising:
a resonator end face;
an optical waveguide;
a window structure located between the resonator end face and the optical waveguide; and
a vernier on the window structure and allowing measurement of length of the window structure along an optical axis direction.

US Pat. No. 9,262,970

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:
an image display panel in which pixels are arrayed in a two-dimensional matrix, where each of the pixels includes a first
sub-pixel that displays a first color, a second sub-pixel that displays a second color, a third sub-pixel that displays a
third color, and a fourth sub-pixel that displays white;

a color conversion device that includes a signal processing unit that generates an output signal for controlling an operation
of a pixel of a display unit based on an input signal generated in a reference color area, and a signal output unit that outputs
a drive signal of the pixel to the image display panel based on the output signal generated by the signal processing unit;

a planar light-source device that is arranged at a backside of the display unit at an opposite side to an image display surface
thereof, and that emits white light toward a substantially entire surface of the display unit; and

a light-source-device control unit that controls the planar light-source device, wherein
the signal processing unit includes a color conversion circuit that converts the input signal in the reference color area
into a converted input signal generated in a definition color area where a chromaticity point of at least one of the first
color, the second color, and the third color is inside of the reference color area, and a four-color generation circuit that
generates the output signal and a tight-source-device control signal from the converted input signal converted by the color
conversion circuit,

the signal output unit outputs the drive signal to the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, the third sub-pixel, and the
fourth sub-pixel based on the output signal generated by the four-color generation circuit,

the light-source-device control unit outputs a drive voltage for emitting the white light on the planar light-source device
based on the light-source-device control signal generated by the four-color generation circuit, and

such that the definition color area is narrower than and within the reference color area.

US Pat. No. 9,262,961

PIXEL ARRANGEMENT OF COLOR DISPLAY APPARATUS

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A color display apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of pixels P(i, j) arranged in a matrix having M columns and N rows, wherein i=1, 2, . . . , M, j=1, 2 . . . ,
N, and M and N are positive integers, wherein the i-th column of the matrix defines a plurality of pixel pairs, each pixel
pair comprising two pixels P(i, j) and P(i, j+1), wherein if i is an odd integer, j is an odd integer, and if i is an even
integer, j is an even integer,

wherein each pixel pair has five subpixels, comprising a first subpixel configured to display a first color and symmetrically
positioned across the pixels P(i, j) and P(i, j+1), a pair of second subpixels configured to display a second color and symmetrically
positioned in the pixels P(i, j) and P(i, j+1), respectively, and a pair of third subpixels configured to display a third
color and symmetrically positioned in the pixels P(i, j) and P(i, j+1), respectively, wherein the first subpixel is positioned
between the pair of second subpixels; and

wherein, for each pixel pair:
the first subpixel has a first length along the column and a first width along the row;
each second subpixel has a second length along the column and a second width along the row, wherein the second length is shorter
than the first length; and

each third subpixel has a third length along the column and a third width along the row, wherein the third length is greater
than the second length.

US Pat. No. 9,265,089

COOPERATIVE TRANSCEIVING BETWEEN WIRELESS INTERFACE DEVICES OF A HOST DEVICE WITH SHARED MODULES

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A circuit comprises:
an antenna section that includes a plurality of antennas;
a first wireless interface circuit, coupled to the antenna section, that communicates packetized data to a first external
device in accordance with a first wireless communication protocol, wherein the first wireless communication protocol carries
wireless data for communication with a wireless voice and data network;

a second wireless interface circuit, coupled to the antenna section, that communicates packetized data to a second external
device in accordance with a second wireless communication protocol, wherein the second wireless interface circuit includes
at least one module that is shared with first wireless interface circuit; and

a plurality of signal lines, coupled to the first wireless interface circuit and the second wireless interface circuit, that
communicate cooperation data between the first wireless interface circuit and the second wireless interface circuit, wherein
the cooperation data relates to cooperative use of the at least one module including selection of one of a plurality of device
states.

US Pat. No. 9,264,778

INTELLIGENT OFFER GENERATION

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, at server and via a set-top box (STB), a user request to view a broadcast or cable television channel to which
the user does not currently subscribe;

providing, by the server, to the STB, and in response to receiving the user request, an image or video corresponding to the
broadcast or the cable television channel and an option to subscribe to the broadcast or cable television channel;

obtaining, by the server and from a first database stored in a first memory, customer information regarding the user,
wherein the customer information comprises at least prior offer information and prior trial period data;
obtaining, by the server and from a second database stored in a second memory, marketing rules regarding a plurality of combination
offers that include the broadcast or cable television channel;

determining, by the server, a second plurality of combination offers from the plurality of combination offers based on the
customer information for the user and the marketing rules, wherein the second plurality of combination offers are determined
for the user;

providing, by the server and to the STB, two or more of the determined second plurality of combination offers for simultaneous
display by the STB, wherein providing the two or more of the determined second plurality of combination offers comprises:

providing a plurality of images corresponding to each of the two or more of the determined second plurality of combination
offers, wherein each image of the plurality of images corresponding to a particular combination offer of the two or more of
the determined second plurality of combinations offers corresponds to a channel available in the particular combination offer,

wherein the plurality of images are displayed in a dynamic manner, in which each displayed image is periodically replaced
by another image from the plurality of images;

receiving, at the server, a user request to purchase a selected combination offer of the provided second plurality of combination
offers; and

providing, by the server, to the STB, and in response to receiving the user request to purchase the selected combination offer,
a purchase confirmation that includes information associated with the selected combination offer.

US Pat. No. 9,263,434

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An array substrate, comprising:
a substrate comprising a display area and a peripheral area, the display area displaying an image, the peripheral area surrounding
the display area;

a dummy pad extending along a first direction in the peripheral area, and comprising a first protrusion portion protruding
from an end portion of the dummy pad along the first direction;

a driving signal output line to provide a driving signal, the driving signal output line extending along a second direction
crossing with the first direction, and being disposed adjacent to the dummy pad;

a signal pad disposed substantially parallel with the dummy pad; and
an electrostatic capacitor disposed in the peripheral area between the signal pad and the display area and between the dummy
pad and the display area, the electrostatic capacitor being electrically connected to the dummy pad,

wherein the first protrusion portion comprises a plurality of protrusions disposed adjacent to each other with no other components
disposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,261,910

FIXING DEVICE FOR FIXING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM THEREWITH

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A fixing device for fixing a portable electronic device, the fixing device comprising:
a base whereon at least one slot structure is formed; and
a plurality of fixing structures disposed on the base, the plurality of fixing structures being for fixing the portable electronic
device on the base as an end of the portable electronic device is inserted into the at least one slot structure, the plurality
of fixing structures comprising a rotary fixing unit for rotating against the end of the portable electronic device so as
to fix the end of the portable electronic device inside the at least one slot structure, the rotating fixing unit comprising:

a socket disposed on the base;
a rotary plate pivoted to the socket; and
a resilient component connected to the socket and the rotary plate, wherein the resilient component drives the rotary plate
to rotate to a fixing position in a first rotating direction so that the rotary plate contacts against the end of the portable
electronic device to fix the end of the portable electronic device inside the at least one slot structure as the portable
electronic device is unfolded with respect to the base and inserted inside the at least one slot structure, and the portable
electronic device drives the rotary plate to rotate to a position substantially parallel to the base in a second rotating
direction opposite to the first rotating direction as the portable electronic device is folded with the base.

US Pat. No. 9,261,798

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A substrate stage for use in a lithographic apparatus, the substrate stage comprising:
a substrate table configured to hold a substrate;
a positioner device for in use positioning the substrate table relative to a projection system of the lithographic apparatus,
the positioning device comprising:

a first positioning member mounted to the substrate table; and
a second positioning member co-operating with the first positioning member to position the substrate table, the second positioning
member being mounted to a support structure; and

an actuator configured to exert a vertical force on a bottom surface of the rate table at a substantially fixed horizontal
position relative to the support structure.

US Pat. No. 9,261,252

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE AND HEAD LAMP INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A light emitting module comprising:
a circuit board having a cavity;
first conductive pattern disposed on a surface of the circuit board;
an insulation substrate disposed in the cavity, the insulation substrate comprising a second conductive pattern;
insulation layers disposed on the circuit board;
at least one light emitting device disposed on the insulation substrate, and electrically connected with the second conductive
pattern;

a supporting part disposed on the circuit board; and
a glass cover disposed on the supporting part,
wherein the first conductive pattern and the second conductive pattern are electrically connected with each other,
wherein the supporting part includes a first portion and a second portion, a height of the first portion being lower than
a height of the second portion,

wherein the first portion supports the glass cover,
wherein the insulation substrate is separated from the insulation layers,
wherein the insulation layers include a first surface and a second surface, the first surface including a first region and
a second region,

wherein the support part is disposed on the first region and the first conductive pattern is disposed on the second region,
and

wherein a height of the first region from a bottom of the cavity is a same as a height of the second region from the bottom
of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,260,103

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE HAVING AN ELECTRIC HEATER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine and an electric heater, comprising:
estimating an actual energy consumption, using a controller, of the electric heater in response to receipt of a heat request,
the actual energy consumption being based on an actual power consumption of the electric heater over a predetermined period
of time, wherein the actual power consumption is based on a measured total vehicle power consumption adjusted by subtracting
power consumed by all vehicle components using electrical power other than the electric heater;

comparing the actual energy consumption of the electric heater with a corresponding threshold using the controller; and
starting the engine, using the controller, when the actual energy consumption is below the corresponding threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,261,364

DRIVING CIRCUIT, SYSTEM, AND DRIVING METHOD FOR GYRO SENSOR

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A gyro sensor driving circuit comprising:
a charge/voltage conversion unit configured to receive a charge output from a vibration-type gyro sensor and to convert the
charge output into a voltage signal;

a phase converting unit configured to receive a signal from the charge/voltage converting unit and to convert a phase of the
received signal;

a pulse generating unit configured to receive an output signal of the phase converting unit and to output the output signal
as a pulse wave;

a pulse converting unit configured to convert the pulse wave output from the pulse generating unit into a pulse signal using
a certain voltage level as reference so as to apply the pulse signal as a driving signal of the vibration-type gyro sensor;
and

a control unit configured to control the pulse converting unit to generate the pulse signal using the certain voltage level
as reference,

wherein the pulse converting unit comprises:
a voltage distributor configured to distribute a certain voltage to voltage levels; and
a certain potential pulse generating circuit configured to be switched by a pulse wave output from the pulse generating unit
and to generate the pulse signal using the certain voltage level obtained from the voltage levels distributed by the voltage
distributor as reference according to control of the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,260,777

TRANSPARENT CRYSTALLINE ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE THIN FILM, METHOD OF PRODUCTION THEREOF, TRANSPARENT ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE FILM, AND TOUCH PANEL

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for producing a transparent crystalline electrically-conductive thin film comprising an indium tin oxide, said
method comprising:
forming a transparent electrically-conductive thin film of an indium tin oxide by a vapor method, and then
crystallizing the transparent electrically-conductive thin film by a heat treatment,
wherein the transparent electrically-conductive thin film of an indium tin oxide comprises indium tin oxide as the main component
and up to 9% by weight of tin oxide based on the total amount of indium oxide and tin oxide,

wherein the vapor method comprises a sintered mixture of indium oxide and tin oxide in an argon atmosphere containing argon
gas and nitrogen gas and the nitrogen gas is in an amount of 3000 ppm to 13000 ppm based on the total amount of the argon
gas and the nitrogen gas;

wherein the transparent crystalline electrically-conductive thin film contains up to 0.45 atomic % of nitrogen, and
wherein the transparent crystalline electrically-conductive thin film has a surface resistance of 200 ?/square or more.

US Pat. No. 9,265,161

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN EMBEDDED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

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

1. A method of manufacturing an embedded printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:
a first step of laser-patterning an insulating layer and a photoresist layer laminated on the insulating layer together to
form a circuit pattern region in which a part of the insulating layer is etched;

a second step of forming a metal seed layer on the insulating layer on which the circuit pattern region is formed, and filling
the circuit pattern region with a metal material;

a third step of removing the metal seed layer from a top face of a circuit pattern so that the metal seed layer is formed
on the remaining surface except for the top face of the circuit pattern, thereby forming a first printed circuit board; and

a fourth step of disposing the first printed circuit board on a first surface of an inner circuit board,
wherein the method further comprises: forming a second printed circuit board by the first through third steps; and disposing
the second printed circuit board on a second surface of the inner circuit board opposite to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 9,264,359

METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION USING A LINC AMPLIFIER, A LINC AMPLIFIER, A TRANSMITTING DEVICE, A RECEIVING DEVICE, AND A COMMUNICATION NETWORK THEREFOR

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for transmission of a data signal from a transmitting device to at least one receiving device using a LINC amplifier
for signal amplification, the method comprising:
representing the data signal by two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude in a first part of the LINC amplifier
located in the transmitting device;

converting the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude from electrical signals into optical signals in
at least one electro-optical converter located in the transmitting device;

transmitting both phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude from the transmitting device to the at least one
receiving device, with the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude being transmitted over two optical
connections from the transmitting device to the at least one receiving device;

converting the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude from optical signals into electrical signals in
at least one opto-electrical converter located in said at least one receiving device; and

amplifying and combining the two phase modulated signal components of constant amplitude in a second part of the LINC amplifier
that is located in said at least one receiving device.

US Pat. No. 9,264,218

RISING AND FALLING EDGE DETECTION AND RE-ASSEMBLY FOR HIGH SPEED SERIAL DATA COMMUNICATIONS

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a serialized data stream;
detecting rising and falling edges in the serialized data stream;
correlating the rising and falling edges to data values using a clock signal that is not derived from the serialized data
stream; and

converting the serialized data stream to a parallel data stream.

US Pat. No. 9,263,118

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:
a first pre-charge control block suitable for generating a first control signal by counting a number of toggles of an operation
clock in response to a first active pulse in a self-refresh operation exit mode;

a second pre-charge control block suitable for generating a second control signal in response to an active command for an
active operation in a self-refresh operation mode; and

an operation control block suitable for disabling the first pre-charge control block in the self-refresh operation mode, and
disabling the second pre-charge control block in a self-refresh operation exit mode, wherein

a pre-charge operation starts in response to the first and second control signals after the active operation.

US Pat. No. 9,263,112

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

10. A semiconductor integrated circuit comprising:
one or more channels,
wherein each of the one or more channels comprises:
a first sub-channel configured to have a plurality of memory blocks;
a second sub-channel configured to have a plurality of memory blocks; and
a control block configured to recognize the first sub-channel and the second sub-channel as one channel or as independent
channels in response to a sub-channel setup signal,

wherein the first and second sub-channels are configured to share commands and addresses with each other and to have independent
input/output arrays, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,261,243

LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS AND LIGHT EMITTING UNIT

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

1. A light emitting unit comprising:
a first cover;
a second cover coupled to the first cover;
a light emitting module comprising a circuit board and a light emitting diode on the circuit board; and
a plurality of radiation pads disposed on the light emitting module;
wherein the first cover includes a support extending from an inner surface of the first cover,
wherein a bottom surface of the support is disposed on a top surface of the circuit board,
wherein the radiation pads comprise at least two radiation plates, and
wherein the at least two radiation plates are in contact with an inner circumference of the first cover.

US Pat. No. 9,263,480

METHOD FOR FABRICATING ARRAY SUBSTRATE OF DISPLAY USING MULTIPLE PHOTORESISTS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate comprising a substrate; a plate electrode, a gate electrode, a gate line, a gate insulating film, a
semiconductor silicon island, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a data line, a slit electrode formed on the substrate,
and the substrate is also provided with a gate line through hole and a data line through hole, wherein
the gate electrode and the gate line comprise a first transparent conductive material and a gate metal material stacked sequentially;
the slit electrode is directly connected to the drain electrode;
a second transparent conductive material is connected to the gate line through the gate line through hole; and connected to
the data line through the data line through hole,

wherein the gate insulating film is arranged between the gate electrode and the semiconductor silicon island as well as between
the plate electrode and the slit electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,263,256

METHOD OF FORMING SEED LAYER, METHOD OF FORMING SILICON FILM, AND FILM FORMING APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

11. A method of forming a silicon film on an object to be processed, the method comprising:
forming a seed layer on a surface of an underlayer of the object to be processed; and
forming the silicon film on the seed layer,
wherein forming a seed layer is performed using the method of claim 1.

US Pat. No. 9,261,889

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM POWER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM POWER

Getac Technology Corporat...

1. A method for controlling the system power, which is applied in an electronic device, the method comprising:
detecting a sensing temperature of a system-on chip of the electronic device;
comparing the sensing temperature with a preset temperature;
capturing a detected signal produced by a gravity sensor of the electronic device when determining the sensing temperature
is greater than the preset temperature; and

lowering the surface temperature of the electronic device by setting the power limitation of the system-on chip to be a first
preset power corresponding to a first setting status when the detected signal indicates that the electronic device is in the
first setting status.

US Pat. No. 9,261,799

MOVABLE SUPPORT, POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A POSITION OF AN EXCHANGEABLE OBJECT

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A movable support configured to hold an exchangeable object, the support comprising:
a movable structure movably arranged with respect to a reference object;
an object holder arranged over, and movable with respect to, the movable structure, the object holder including an upper surface
to receive a lower surface of the exchangeable object and configured to hold and bear a weight of the exchangeable object
from the lower surface of the exchangeable object, the object holder being supported by the movable structure;

an actuator configured to move the movable structure with respect to the reference object; and
an ultra short stroke actuator configured to move the object holder with respect to the movable structure,
wherein a stiffness of the ultra short stroke actuator is substantially larger than a stiffness of the actuator, and
wherein the ultra short stroke actuator is configured to move the object holder with respect to the movable structure to compensate
for an error between a measured position of the movable structure and a desired position of the movable structure.

US Pat. No. 9,261,772

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:
illuminating a target structure using a spot size that is larger than the target structure, wherein the target structure includes
a progressive optical contrast transition at peripheral edges of the target structure; and

measuring a diffraction pattern of the target structure, wherein a diffraction effect at the peripheral edges of the target
structure is substantially reduced by the progressive optical contrast transition.

US Pat. No. 9,265,158

INDUCTOR COMPONENT AND PRINTED WIRING BOARD INCORPORATING INDUCTOR COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INDUCTOR COMPONENT

IBIDEN Co., Ltd., Ogaki-...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a core substrate having a cavity portion;
an inductor component accommodated in the cavity portion of the core substrate;
a filler resin filling a gap formed between the core substrate and the inductor component in the cavity portion of the core
substrate; and

a first buildup layer formed on a first surface of the core substrate and on the inductor component,
wherein the inductor component comprises at least one coil layer forming a wiring pattern on a plane, at least one second
insulation layer formed on the coil layer and comprising an insulating resin material, a plurality of electrodes including
an input electrode and an output electrode and formed on the second insulation layer, and a plurality of via conductors formed
in the second insulation layer and connecting the coil layer and the electrodes, the inductor component is accommodated in
the cavity portion of the core substrate such that the plurality of electrodes faces the first surface of the core substrate,
and the first buildup layer includes a first interlayer resin insulation layer formed on the first surface of the core substrate
and on the inductor component, a conductive layer formed on the first interlayer resin insulation layer, and a plurality of
connection via conductors connecting the conductive layer and the electrodes in the inductor component.

US Pat. No. 9,263,367

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

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

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
an insulation circuit substrate:
a semiconductor element mounted on the insulation circuit substrate; and
a cooler which cools the semiconductor element connected to the insulation circuit substrate,
wherein the cooler comprises:
a heat dissipation substrate joined to the insulation circuit substrate;
a fin provided on a surface opposite to the joining surface with the insulation circuit substrate on the heat dissipation
substrate;

a case which houses the fin and is connected to the heat dissipation substrate;
an inlet and an outlet for a coolant which are provided on side walls of the case, the side walls being opposed to each other,
and are provided at diagonal positions of the case;

an introduction path which is connected to the inlet and is formed along the inner surface of a first side wall on which the
inlet of the case is provided;

a discharge path Which is connected to the outlet and is formed along the inner surface of a second side wall on which the
outlet of the case is provided; and

a cooling flow channel which is formed at a position where the fin is housed between the introduction path and the discharge
path,

wherein the height of the opening of the inlet is larger than the height of the introduction path, and, at a connecting portion
between the inlet and the introduction path, an inclined surface which is inclined in the longitudinal direction of the introduction
path from the bottom surface of the connecting portion is provided.

US Pat. No. 9,263,355

ELECTRONIC SIGNAL TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. An electronic signal transmitting device disposed in a housing of an integrated circuit, the integrated circuit comprising
at least one first signal end and at least one second signal end, the electronic signal transmitting device comprising:
at least one electromagnetic transmitting unit, coupled between the first signal end and the second signal end for transmitting
an electronic signal between the first signal end and the second signal end;

an electromagnetic insulating layer covering the electromagnetic transmitting unit for protecting the integrated circuit from
electromagnetic interference; and

an electromagnetic heat-conducting layer configured in the housing of the integrated circuit, the electromagnetic heat-conducting
layer being stacked on the electromagnetic insulating layer and coupled to at least one cooling hole of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,261,724

JOINTED CURVED LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A jointed curved liquid crystal display device, comprising at least two liquid crystal display units, the at least two
liquid crystal display units comprising a first liquid crystal display unit and a second liquid crystal display unit that
is connected to one edge of the first liquid crystal display unit to be rotatable about one axis, the first and second liquid
crystal display units receiving a first cushion section mounted therebetween, said one axis being arranged to be opposite
to the first cushion section;
wherein the first liquid crystal display unit comprises a first driver device mounted thereto, the first driver device having
an end positioned against the second liquid crystal display unit; and

wherein the first driver device is mounted to the first liquid crystal display unit at a location close to the second liquid
crystal display unit, the first driver device comprising a first servo motor, a first cam coupled to the first servo motor,
and a first spring first spring having an end distant from the first cam and positioned against the second liquid crystal
display unit.

US Pat. No. 9,265,185

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ASSEMBLING STRUCTURE AND ASSEMBLING METHOD

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a main body, having at least two first positioning structures;
a cover; and
an assembling structure, comprising:
two sliding components, wherein each of the sliding components is slidably disposed on the cover and has a pressing portion;
at least two second positioning structures, respectively connected to the two sliding components and respectively aligned
to the two first positioning structures; and

two elastic components, connected to the cover and respectively connected to the two sliding components, wherein each of the
second positioning structures is positioned at the corresponding first positioning structure by an elastic force of the corresponding
elastic component, so as to stop the cover separating from the main body, and when the two pressing portions bear forces at
the same time to drive the two second positioning structures to respectively move away from the two first positioning structures,
the cover is adapted to separate from the main body

wherein the cover has two protrusion portions, the two protrusion portions are respectively aligned to the two elastic components,
and each of the elastic components is compressed between the corresponding protrusion portion and the corresponding sliding
component.

US Pat. No. 9,264,879

MANAGING RESOURCE USAGE OF A MOBILE DEVICE

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A computer-implemented method of managing resource usage of mobile devices based on resource thresholds of wireless communications
networks, the method comprising:
receiving a resource policy from a mobile device that is registered to a service provider network resource management subscription
plan for a wireless communications network, the resource policy indicating that a network resource manager associated with
the wireless communications network is authorized to use the resource policy to control the resource usage of the mobile device
to support a resource threshold level of the wireless communications network;

determining that the wireless communications network has met the resource threshold;
upon determining that the wireless communications threshold has met the resource threshold, restricting the resource usage
of the mobile device using the received resource policy of the mobile device; and

determining a reward for the network resource management subscription plan for the mobile device, wherein a portion of the
reward is based in part upon a calculated amount of restricted resource usage of the mobile device during peak hours of wireless
communications network traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,263,700

OPTO-ELECTRIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN OPTO-ELECTRIC DEVICE

Nederlandse Organisatie v...

1. An opto-electric device comprising an opto-electric element that is enclosed by a barrier structure for inhibiting a transmission
of moisture from an environment towards the opto-electric element, the barrier structure including a stack of layers comprising
at least an inorganic layer and a moisture getter material in a layer arranged between the inorganic layer and the opto-electric
element, characterized in that the stack includes a lateral diffusion layer, being an organic layer having anisotropic particles
that are aligned with the layer, wherein the getter material is present in a separate getter layer arranged between the opto-electric
element and the lateral diffusion layer.

US Pat. No. 9,262,981

DISPLAY DRIVING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY DRIVING METHOD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display driving circuit comprising N gate driving units for being connected to N gate lines on an array substrate, respectively,
wherein the display driving circuit further comprises a timing control unit, n pre-charging units and n scanning control units,
the N gate driving units, the n pre-charging units and the n scanning control units are all connected to the timing control
unit, n represents a number of groups into which the N gate lines on the array substrate are divided in advance and is an
integer greater than or equal to 2;
the n pre-charging units are connected to the n gate line groups pre-divided on the array substrate, respectively, the timing
control unit is used to control the gate driving units to input scanning signals to the gate lines, respectively; the timing
control unit is further used to control an ith pre-charging unit to insert a pre-charging signal into an ith gate line group before the scanning signals are input to the gate lines in the ith gate line group and control an ith scanning control unit to pause the input of scanning signals at the same time, the pre-charging signal is used to turn on
thin film transistors directly connected to the gate lines in the ith gate line group, such that the timing control unit controls data lines to pre-charge pixel units connected to the thin film
transistors, the ith scanning control unit triggers the gate driving units corresponding to the ith gate line group to input the scanning signals to the gate lines in the gate line group after the insertion is completed, wherein
i=1, 2, . . . , n, 1

US Pat. No. 9,262,284

SINGLE CHANNEL MEMORY MIRROR

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A single channel memory mirroring system comprising:
a memory controller;
a single communications channel;
an operational data portion of memory, and a duplicate data portion of memory, both portions being communicatively coupled
to the memory controller over the single communications channel;

a location data store coupled to the memory controller and storing an assignment of the each portion of the memory as either
storing operational data or duplicate data; and,

single channel memory mirror logic executing in the memory controller and comprising program code enabled to mirror data in
the operational data portion of memory in the duplicate data portion of memory based upon the assignment for each of the portions
in the location data store.

US Pat. No. 9,263,543

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device having an improved recognition rate by an automatic wire bonding apparatus,
comprising:
(a) providing a silicon carbide semiconductor substrate; and
(b) forming an electrode structure on the silicon carbide semiconductor substrate by:
(i) forming a Schottky layer including a metal selected from the group consisting of titanium, tungsten, molybdenum, and chrome
on a front surface of the silicon carbide semiconductor substrate;

(ii) heating the Schottky layer to form a Schottky electrode which has a Schottky contact with the silicon carbide semiconductor
substrate; and

(iii) forming a surface electrode comprised of aluminum or aluminum including silicon on a surface of the Schottky electrode,
while heating at a temperature range effective for the surface electrode to closely cover any uneven portion of the Schottky
electrode and provide a surface electrode having a predetermined reflectance that is equal to or less than 80% so that said
improved recognition rate is obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,263,312

JOINING DEVICE AND JOINING POSITION ADJUSTMENT METHOD USING JOINING DEVICE

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A joining device for joining a first member and a second member having a plate shape, the joining device comprising:
a first holding unit configured to load and hold the first member on its top surface;
a second holding unit disposed above the first holding unit while facing the first holding unit and configured to hold the
second member; and

a position adjustment mechanism configured to adjust a joining position between the first member held by the first holding
unit and the second member held by the second holding unit,

wherein the second holding unit is of a circular plate shape, and the position adjustment mechanism includes four position-adjusting
cam members disposed at equal intervals along an outer peripheral surface of the second holding unit, and moves the second
holding unit in a horizontal direction,

wherein the position adjustment mechanism further includes an angle-adjusting cam member configured to press a protrusion
formed on the outer peripheral surface of the second holding unit to rotate the second holding unit in a horizontal plane
about a center of the circular shape of the second holding unit as a center of rotation, and

wherein the position-adjusting cam member and the angle-adjusting cam member include:
a cylindrical outer peripheral ring;
a columnar eccentric cam provided in the outer peripheral ring through a bearing set; and
a drive shaft configured to drive the eccentric cam.

US Pat. No. 9,263,288

ETCHING METHOD USING BLOCK-COPOLYMERS

IMEC, Leuven (BE) Tokyo ...

1. A method for block-copolymer lithography, the method comprising:
forming, a pre-mask layer on a substrate, a pre-mask pattern that includes a plurality of ridges and valleys, wherein the
pre-mask layer and the substrate are different materials, wherein the plurality of ridges and valleys comprise a plurality
of guides for aligning a copolymer pattern structure;

subsequent to forming the pre-mask pattern, forming a neutral layer on the substrate, wherein the neutral layer fills the
valleys of the pre-mask pattern to planarize the pre-mask layer and promote self-organization of a block-copolymer layer;

forming a self-organizing block-copolymer layer on the planarized pre-mask layer, the self-organizing block-copolymer layer
comprising at least two polymer components having mutually different etching resistances, the self-organizing block-copolymer
layer further comprising a copolymer pattern structure formed by micro-phase separation of the at least two polymer components,
wherein the neutral layer is a random copolymer comprising monomers constitutive of each of the at least two polymer components;

etching selectively a first polymer component of the self-organizing block-copolymer layer, thereby remaining a second polymer
component; and

applying a plasma etching to the neutral layer using the second polymer component as a mask, wherein the plasma etching comprises
an inert gas and H2.

US Pat. No. 9,263,099

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE FOR REDUCING STANDBY CURRENT

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor memory device comprising:
a standby voltage providing unit configured to receive an external voltage, primarily clamp a predetermined voltage, secondarily
clamp the primarily clamped voltage, and provide the secondarily clamped voltage as an internal voltage, during a standby
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,262,864

SYNCHRONIZED VIEWS OF VIDEO DATA AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL DATA

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

3. A method comprising:
creating a three-dimensional model with a processor from a sequence of image sets stored in a memory, each image set including
a plurality of images of a subject, each one of the plurality of images in each image set captured from a different optical
axis;

displaying one of the plurality of images in a first window of a display;
rendering the three-dimensional model with the processor in a second window of the display; and
synchronizing the first window and the second window with the processor to provide a common perspective on the subject for
both the three-dimensional model and the one of the plurality of images.

US Pat. No. 9,261,709

OPTICAL FILM ROLL SET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL FILM ROLL SET

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A set of optical film rolls comprising:
a first optical film roll that is a roll of a first long multilayer optical film having a width corresponding to a length
of a pair of opposite sides of an optical cell and including a long polarizing film having an absorption axis in its longitudinal
direction; and

a second optical film roll that is a roll of a second long multilayer optical film having a width corresponding to a length
of another pair of opposite sides of the optical cell and including a long linearly polarized light separating film having
a reflection axis in its transverse direction;

wherein the set of optical film rolls are capable of being used in a process including supplying films and bonding the film,
in direction relatively perpendicular to one another, to the optical cell, wherein a direction in which each film is bonded
to the optical cell is equal to a direction in which each film is supplied, and the films are laminated to one side of the
optical cell.

US Pat. No. 9,260,095

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH COLLISION MITIGATION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system of a vehicle, said vision system comprising:
a camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vision system and having a field of view forward of the equipped vehicle;
an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera;
wherein said image processor is operable, via image processing of captured image data, to determine the presence of a leading
vehicle ahead of the equipped vehicle;

wherein said image processor is operable, via image processing of captured image data, to determine illumination of a brake
light of the determined leading vehicle;

wherein, responsive to a determination of at least one of (a) a relative speed of the determined leading vehicle relative
to the equipped vehicle and (b) a relative acceleration of the determined leading vehicle relative to the equipped vehicle,
said vision system is operable to determine at least one of (i) a degree of warning to provide to the driver of the equipped
vehicle and (ii) a braking level of the equipped vehicle to mitigate collision with the determined leading vehicle; and

wherein, responsive to the determination of illumination of the brake light of the determined leading vehicle, said vision
system is operable to at least one of (i) adjust the determined degree of warning and (ii) adjust the determined braking level
of the equipped vehicle; and

wherein said vision system is operable to at least one of (i) provide a warning in accordance with the determined degree of
warning and (ii) apply the brakes of the equipped vehicle in accordance with the determined braking level.

US Pat. No. 9,264,398

LOADING AN OPERATING SYSTEM OF A DISKLESS COMPUTE NODE USING A SINGLE VIRTUAL PROTOCOL INTERCONNECT (‘VPI’) ADAPTER

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. An apparatus comprising a computer processor and a computer memory operatively coupled to the computer processor, the computer
memory including computer program instructions that, when executed by the computer processor, cause the apparatus to carry
out the steps of:
setting during startup of the compute node, an operational mode of a VPI adapter to operate in accordance with a first data
communications protocol, the VPI adapter is a data communications adapter including a preboot execution environment module
located in memory of the VPI adapter that supports the first data communications protocol prior to loading an operating system
and prior to loading a driver for the first data communications protocol;

obtaining from a dynamic host control protocol (‘DHCP’) server, a network address and the driver for the first data communications
protocol;

loading the driver for the first data communications protocol;
retrieving from a network source via the VPI adapter in accordance with the first data communications protocol, the operating
system and a driver for the second data communications protocol;

loading the operating system and the driver for the second data communications protocol; and
responsive to loading the operating system and the driver for the second data communications protocol, switching the operational
mode of the VPI adapter to operate in accordance with the second data communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,264,265

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING WHITE NOISE FOR USE IN GRAPHICS AND IMAGE PROCESSING

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a plurality of samples of one or more hash inputs selected from the group consisting of a primitive coordinate,
and a texel address; and

generating a plurality of white noise samples from a one-way cryptographic hashing said hash input, wherein each sample of
the hash input is evaluated independent and in parallel to each generate one or more white noise samples.

US Pat. No. 9,263,002

APPLICATION AND USER INTERFACE FRAMEWORK INTERACTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer program product comprising one or more computer storage media having thereon computer-executable instructions
that are structured such that, when executed by one or more processors of a computing system, cause an application to perform
a method for interfacing with a user interface framework and a graphics module to render a portion of an application surface,
the method comprising:
an act of the application requesting a ranged surface from the user interface framework, the ranged surface corresponding
to a particular range of the application surface;

an act of the application receiving the requested ranged surface from the user interface framework, the ranged surface being
a blank canvas that is not yet populated with any image data or application elements;

an act of the application instructing the graphics module to populate the ranged surface by drawing into the ranged surface;
an act of the application receiving the drawn ranged surface from the graphics module, the drawn ranged surface being populated
by image information but not yet having interactivity exposed;

an act of the application instructing the user interface framework to compose the ranged surface using the drawn ranged surface
and other information available to the user interface framework to produce a composed surface which integrates the drawn ranged
surface with the other information available to the user interface framework and has interactivity applied to at least one
element of the composed surface.

US Pat. No. 9,260,106

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a drive train including an electric motor, comprising:
selecting, by a controller including a processor, as a function of a state of charge of a power battery, the electric desired
power level, wherein the electric desired power level is independent of the state of charge of the power battery when the
state of charge of the power battery is in a plateau region;

determining by the controller, a non-limited mechanical target torque as the difference between a target coupling torque and
an actual torque of the internal combustion engine of the drive train; and

producing by the electric motor, a mechanical target torque corresponding to the electric desired power level, wherein the
mechanical target torque is determined from the non-limited mechanical target torque by limiting the non-limited mechanical
target torque, in a step of limitation, to at least one of (i) a value greater than or equal to a lower mechanical limit,
and (ii) a value less than or equal to an upper mechanical limit; wherein an internal combustion engine target torque is determined
as the difference between the target coupling torque and a mechanical desired torque, wherein the mechanical desired torque
is selected such that the electric motor is operated in generator mode when the state of charge of the power battery is smaller
than a lower limit of the plateau region, and wherein the mechanical desired torque is selected such that the electric motor
is operated in motor-driven mode when the state of charge of the power battery is greater than an upper limit of the plateau
region.

US Pat. No. 9,265,141

OPTO-ELECTRIC HYBRID BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. An opto-electric hybrid board, comprising:
an optical waveguide unit; and
an electric circuit unit having an optical element mounted thereon, the electric circuit unit being coupled to the optical
waveguide unit,

wherein the optical waveguide unit comprises:
an undercladding layer;
a core for an optical path, the core being formed on a surface of the undercladding layer;
an overcladding layer which covers the core; and
a fitting hole for locating the electric circuit unit, the fitting hole being formed in a surface of the overcladding layer;
wherein the electric circuit unit comprises:
an electric circuit board;
the optical element mounted at a predetermined portion on the electric circuit board; and
a protruding portion which fits into the fitting hole;
wherein the fitting hole of the optical waveguide unit is located and formed at a predetermined location with respect to an
end surface of the core;

wherein the protruding portion of the electric circuit unit is located and formed at a predetermined location with respect
to the optical element;

wherein the optical waveguide unit and the electric circuit unit are coupled to each other in a state in which the protruding
portion of the electric circuit unit fits into the fitting hole of the optical waveguide unit; and

wherein shapes of the fitting hole and the protruding portion are non-complementary.

US Pat. No. 9,264,489

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING SERVICES VIA PEER-TO-PEER-BASED NEXT GENERATION NETWORK

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A peer-to-peer (P2P) network comprising:
a plurality of intelligent terminal nodes, each of which:
registers with a network directory service function (DSF) of a network control stratum (NCF) when the intelligent terminal
node connects to the network, including providing to the DSF an IP address and an identifier of the intelligent terminal node,
and identifiers of resources it can provide;

establishes a communication session with at least one other registered one of the intelligent terminal nodes acting as a resource
provider of a needed resource, by:

sending a request to the DSF for an identified needed resource and an IP address of at least one resource provider node that
can provide the needed resource,

receiving a response from the DSF including the IP address of the resource provider node, and
obtaining the needed resource from the resource provider node using its IP address,
maintains the communication session with the resource provider node until the needed resource is no longer needed, and
tears-down the communication session with the resource provider node, and
a plurality of network service nodes, one of which is coupled to each of the plurality of intelligent terminal nodes;
the DSF;
at least one user P2P function module coupled to the DSF that manages resource information related to user policies; and
at least one network P2P function module coupled to the DSF that manages resource information related to network operator
policies, and exerts security control.

US Pat. No. 9,264,114

ANTENNA DEVICE FOR A RADIO BASE STATION IN A CELLULAR TELEPHONY SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method performed in an apparatus for generating one or more signals having a formed polarization, comprising:
receiving at least one data stream;
inputting each data stream into a respective polarization former;
splitting, by each polarization former, the corresponding data stream into one first separate stream and one second separate
stream;

introducing, by the at least one polarization former, a phase shift between the at least one first separate stream and the
at least one second separate stream;

transmitting the at least one first separate stream to a first output port and the at least one second separate stream to
a second output port,

wherein the first output port is configured for connection to one or more antennas only of a first polarization, and the second
output port is configured for connection to one or more antennas only of a second polarization different from the first polarization,
such that the one first separate stream and the one second separate stream are combined in air resulting in a signal having
the formed polarization as a function of the phase shift.

US Pat. No. 9,261,731

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

KEIO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus, comprising:
a liquid crystal display panel comprising a liquid crystal cell between a first polarizing plate provided on a viewer side
and a second polarizing plate provided on a back surface side; and

a surface light source device for illuminating the liquid crystal display panel from the back surface side,
wherein the surface light source device comprises:
a light source unit; and
a light guide plate for causing light from the light source unit to enter from a light incident surface opposed to the light
source unit, and for outputting polarized light from a light output surface opposed to the liquid crystal display panel, the
polarized light having directivity of maximum intensity in a direction that forms a predetermined angle from a normal direction
of the light output surface in a plane approximately parallel to a light guiding direction of the light,

wherein the second polarizing plate comprises:
a polarizing portion comprising an absorptive polarizer; and
a prism portion arranged on a light guide plate side of the polarizing portion, the prism portion comprising a plurality of
columnar unit prisms arrayed so as to protrude on the light guide plate side, and

wherein, in the polarized light output from the light guide plate, when the normal direction of a light output surface is
defined to be at a polar angle of 0°, and the light guiding direction of the light guide plate is defined to be a direction
of an azimuth angle of 0°-180°, a ratio La/Lt of integrated intensity La of output light in ranges where the polar angle is
50° to 80° and the azimuth angle is 135° to 225°, 0° to 45°, and 315° to 360° to integrated intensity Lt of total output light
is 0.3 or more.

US Pat. No. 9,260,621

WATER-BASED INK FOR INK-JET RECORDING, INK CARTRIDGE, INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS, AND INK-JET RECORDING METHOD

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A water-based ink for ink-jet recording, comprising:
a self-dispersible pigment modified with carboxylic acid group;
water;
di-2-ethylhexyl sulfosuccinic acid or salt thereof; and
a compound represented by the following general formula (1):

wherein in the general formula (1);
R represents a hydrogen atom, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group which is a straight chain alkyl group or a branched
chain alkyl group;

A represents an anion group; and
X represents H+ or alkali metal ion.

US Pat. No. 9,262,633

BARCODE READER WITH SECURITY FEATURES

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A barcode reader, comprising:
a barcode sensor for capturing barcode information;
a memory for storing a security program;
a processor communicatively coupled to the barcode sensor and the memory, the processor configured by the security program
to: (i) receive the barcode information, (ii) convert the barcode information into decoded data, (iii) compare the decoded
data with a threat-signature library stored in the memory, (iv) identify the decoded data as a threat if the decoded data
matches, at least part of, an item in the threat-signature library.

US Pat. No. 9,262,328

USING CACHE HIT INFORMATION TO MANAGE PREFETCHES

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A system comprising:
a plurality of caches comprising first cache and a second cache, the second cache having greater latency than the first cache;
and

a prefetcher configured to monitor addresses included in access requests to the second cache, detect a pattern to the access
requests, and determine a prefetch distance based on the pattern, the prefetcher further configured to prefetch cache lines
to the second cache that are selected according to the prefetch distance and receive feedback from the second cache, the feedback
indicating whether an access request issued in response to a cache miss in the first cache results in a cache hit in the second
cache, the prefetch distance also determined according to the feedback.

US Pat. No. 9,261,640

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS

KEIO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal display apparatus, comprising:
a liquid crystal display panel comprising a liquid crystal cell between a first polarizing plate provided on a viewer side
and a second polarizing plate provided on a back surface side; and

a surface light source device for illuminating the liquid crystal display panel from the back surface side,
wherein the surface light source device comprises:
a light source unit;
a light guide plate for causing light from the light source unit to enter from a light incident surface opposed to the light
source unit, and for outputting first directivity light from a light output surface opposed to the liquid crystal display
panel, the first directivity light being polarized light having directivity of maximum intensity in a first direction, which
forms a predetermined angle from a normal direction of the light output surface in a plane approximately parallel to a light
guiding direction of light, and having a high ratio of a polarized light component oscillating in the plane; and

a prism sheet arranged on a liquid crystal display panel side with respect to the light guide plate, the prism sheet comprising
a prism portion in which a plurality of columnar unit prisms protruding on a light guide plate side are arrayed, the prism
sheet being configured to convert the first directivity light into second directivity light directed in a second direction
within a predetermined angle from the normal direction of the light output surface of the light guide plate while substantially
maintaining a polarization state of the first directivity light,

wherein a ridge line direction of the columnar unit prisms is approximately parallel to the light incident surface of the
light guide plate,

wherein a transmission axis of the second polarizing plate is approximately parallel to a polarization direction of the second
directivity light and the light guiding direction of the light in the light guide plate, and

wherein the transmission axis of the second polarizing plate is approximately perpendicular to a transmission axis of the
first polarizing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,261,142

FLANGED RADIAL BEARING WITH ROLLING BODIES

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A flanged radial bearing having rolling bodies, the bearing comprising:
an outer ring radially bounded by an outer surface;
an inner ring mounted coaxially inside the outer ring;
a row of rolling bodies arranged between the inner ring and the outer ring that allows relative rotation between the inner
ring and the outer ring; and

a flange joined to the outer ring; wherein
the outer ring is provided with an assembly groove formed through the outer surface; and
wherein
the flange is not integral with the outer ring, but is releasably assembled on the outer ring along the assembly groove, and
wherein the flange is secured to the outer ring via at least one pin that is inserted axially into the flange.

US Pat. No. 9,264,154

DYNAMIC RANGE ENHANCEMENT OF HIGH-SPEED ELECTRICAL SIGNAL DATA VIA NON-LINEAR COMPRESSION

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for measuring an electrical signal utilizing a data acquisition device, comprising the steps of:
obtaining a first analog electrical signal waveform with a probe originating from a device under test (DUT);
altering at least a portion of the first analog electrical signal waveform utilizing a transfer function component to create
a second analog electrical signal waveform;

conveying the second analog electrical signal waveform to the data acquisition device;
applying an algorithmic inverse transfer function to the second analog electrical signal waveform to restore the first analog
waveform; and

outputting an electrical signal measurement based on the restored first analog waveform.

US Pat. No. 9,263,939

CAPACITOR DISCHARGING CIRCUIT AND CONVERTER

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A converter, comprising:
a capacitor connected between a live line and a null line of AC power input terminals;
a conversion module coupled to the capacitor and at least comprising an energy transfer unit and an energy storage component,
wherein, the energy transfer unit, comprising a switching device, is coupled to the capacitor and the energy storage component;

an AC power-off detecting unit connected with the AC power input terminals, which detects on-off status of AC power and generates
an AC power-off signal; and

a control unit coupled to the AC power-off detecting unit; wherein when disconnection of the AC power is detected by the AC
power-off detecting unit, the AC power-off signal outputted from the AC power-off detecting unit triggers the control unit
to output a switch driving signal, which controls operation of the energy transfer unit to transfer energy stored in the capacitor
to the energy storage component, so that the capacitor is discharged;

wherein the control unit comprises an intervention unit, a feedback regulation unit and a switching signal generation unit,
wherein, the feedback regulation unit comprises a feedback voltage sampling unit, a reference voltage generation unit and
a regulation unit; when the AC power is disconnected, the intervention unit intervenes to increase output voltage of the feedback
regulation unit by decreasing feedback voltage received by the feedback regulation unit or increasing output voltage of the
reference voltage generation unit, such that the switching signal generation unit generates a switch driving signal according
to the output voltage of the feedback regulation unit, so as to control the operation of the switching device of the conversion
module to transfer the energy stored in the capacitor to the energy storage component of the conversion module, and to discharge
the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,265,044

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
processing circuitry configured to
receive a first beacon from a first neighboring station and a second beacon from a second neighboring station;
determine a first offset value of the first beacon, the first offset value being calculated based on timing information received
from the first neighboring station and first information held in the electronic device;

determine a second offset value of the second beacon, the second offset value being calculated based on timing information
received from the second neighboring station and second information held in the electronic device;

determine a maximum offset value based on at least the first offset value and the second offset value; and
adjust a beacon transmitting timing according to the maximum offset value.

US Pat. No. 9,262,291

TEST DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A test device comprising:
a circuit modelling portion suitable for generating one or more model circuits by modelling a test-object circuit in a one-to-one
ratio relationship between the test-object circuit and the model circuits or in a one-to-multi ratio relationship between
the test-object circuit and the model circuits; and

a test operation portion suitable for synthesizing the model circuits and performing a test operation on the model circuits,
wherein the circuit modelling portion models the test-object circuit with the one-to-multi relationship to generate the model
circuits of different types based on a delay amount of the test-object circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,263,834

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A FLANGE

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing including a front face, a plurality of outer faces perpendicular to the front face, and a receiving
cavity extending from the front face along a front-to-back direction for receiving a mating connector;

a shell including a front wall covering the front face and a plurality of outer walls covering the outer faces; and
a flange including a mating sleeve and a mating flange portion bent from an edge of the mating sleeve for engaging a panel,
the mating sleeve mating with the outer walls of the shell, the mating sleeve including a first mating wall, a second mating
wall bent from the first mating wall, and a third mating wall bent from the second mating wall, the flange portion including
a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion substantially perpendicular to and flexible relative to a respective
mating wall of the mating sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,262,257

PROVIDING BOOT DATA IN A CLUSTER NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a first management module of a first node, a problem with a boot device of a second node based, at least in
part, on a communication received from a second management module of the second node, wherein the communication is received
via a first network that operates in accordance with a first communications protocol and is different than a second network
that operates in accordance with a second communications protocol used for data transfers among nodes of a cluster that include
the first node and the second node;

after determining the problem with the boot device of the second node, determining boot data that can be used to resolve the
problem;

selecting from a boot device of the first node the boot data that can be used to resolve the problem, wherein the boot data
is used by the boot device of the first node to boot the first node; and

providing, from the first node to the second node via the second network, a copy of the boot data selected from the boot device
of the first node.

US Pat. No. 9,264,460

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING A JOB IN COOPERATION WITH A SERVER

Konica Minolta Business T...

1. An image processing device capable of executing a job in cooperation with a server connected through a network, comprising:
an external terminal connecting part for establishing connection that allows communication with an external terminal;
a server connecting part for conducting a negotiation to execute the job in cooperation with said server and establishing
connection that allows communication with said server in response to receipt from said external terminal of an access request
to said server while connection with said external terminal is established;

a transmission part for sending information that is received from said external terminal and addressed to said server after
rewriting a source address of the information to an address of said image processing device while connection with said server
is established;

a screen image control part for outputting screen image information to said external terminal in response to receipt of the
screen image information from said server while connection is established with said server;

a job execution control part for starting execution of the job in cooperation with said server in accordance with a control
command based on said negotiation after receiving the control command from said server while connection is established with
said server;

a setting changing part for changing communication settings on said external terminal to communicate via said image processing
device once connection with said external terminal is established by said external terminal connecting part; and

a storage part for storing therein an address to access said server, wherein
said server connecting part establishes connection with said server when the address contained in the access request received
from said external terminal matches the address of said server stored in said storage part.

US Pat. No. 9,262,489

REPOSITORY-BASED ENTERPRISE SEARCH WITH USER CUSTOMIZATIONS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a search string from a user;
receiving a plurality of plug-in components, wherein each plug-in component corresponds to a repository and the plug-in component
includes a search algorithm native to for that repository and a user interface specific to that repository;

sending the search to each plug-in component to provide parallel processing of each repository;
determining a search type of the search string;
based on the search type, determining an order of repositories to search;
searching each repository;
receiving search results from each repository, wherein the search results include a separate panel for each plug-in component
and the plug-in component formats the search results within that panel; and

displaying search results to the user in separate panels for each repository, wherein the panels are ordered based on search
type and search results within each panel are ordered using that respective repository's relevancy.

US Pat. No. 9,261,704

STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY AND STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A stereoscopic display, comprising:
a display panel including a plurality of left eye image pixels and a plurality of right eye image pixels, wherein the left
eye image pixels and the right eye image pixels are in an alternate and contiguous arrangement; and

a barrier panel, located at one side of the display panel, wherein the barrier panel comprises:
a first substrate;
a first patterned electrode layer, located on the first substrate and including M electrode sets, wherein each of the electrode
sets includes N first electrodes, each of the first electrodes has a first line-width, a gap between the adjacent first electrodes
is a first spacing, a first pitch is a sum of the first line-width and the first spacing, and M and N are positive integers;

a second substrate, disposed opposite to the first substrate;
a second patterned electrode layer, disposed on the second substrate and comprising a plurality of second electrodes, each
of the second electrodes having the first line-width, wherein the gap between the adjacent second electrodes is the first
spacing, the first electrodes and the second electrodes are staggered to each other, and a shift on a horizontal direction
of the second electrodes relative to the first electrodes is half of the first pitch; and

a liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystal particles, disposed between the first patterned electrode layer
and the second patterned electrode layer, wherein a first group of the first electrodes is applied with a first electric potential
while a second group of the first electrodes is applied with a common electric potential which is higher or lower than the
first electric potential so that the liquid crystal particles corresponding to the first group of the first electrodes form
shaded areas and that corresponding to the second group of the first electrodes form transparent areas, and wherein the transparent
areas and the shaded areas are in an alternate and contiguous arrangement, and wherein each one of the shaded areas is overlapped
with two neighboring left eye and right eye image pixels, and each one of the shaded areas is completely overlapped with two
adjacent first electrodes and one of the second electrodes, and is further partially overlapped with two of the second electrodes
which are adjacent to the one of the second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,260,579

MIXED TANNIN-PHENOLIC FOAMS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A foam comprising:
(a) a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein:
the continuous polymeric phase comprises a mixed-resin derived from a tannin, furfuryl alcohol, and a phenolic resole, wherein
the phenolic resole is derived from a phenol and one or more of formaldehyde, paraformaldehyde, furfural, glyoxal, acetaldehyde,
5-hydroxymethylfurfural, 5-furandicarboxylic aldehyde, and difurfural (DFF) as a first monomer, and

the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured
according to ASTM D2856, of less than 50%; and

b) one or more blowing agents disposed in at least a portion of the plurality of closed-cells.

US Pat. No. 9,263,345

SOI TRANSISTORS WITH IMPROVED SOURCE/DRAIN STRUCTURES WITH ENHANCED STRAIN

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substructure including a substrate that is silicon, a buried oxide layer formed over said silicon substrate and a crystalline
silicon material formed over said buried oxide layer, the substructure including openings extending from a top surface of
the crystalline silicon material through the buried oxide layer and into the substrate;

a plurality of gate structures formed over said crystalline silicon material, a gate structure of the plurality of gate structures
having a pair of sidewall spacers with a gate electrode therebetween;

source/drain structures disposed adjacent said gate electrode, said source/drain structures comprising a strain material that
is a different material than said silicon substrate, the strain material filling the openings, the strain material having
an upper portion extending above said crystalline silicon material; and

graded dopant impurity regions in said silicon substrate entirely below the strain material in a region entirely between sidewall
spacers of two adjacent gate structures of the plurality of gate structures, the graded dopant impurity regions formed of
silicon doped with impurities, the graded dopant impurity regions located beneath respective bottom surfaces of said strain
material.

US Pat. No. 9,263,334

METHOD OF SEVERING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPOSITE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method of severing a semiconductor device composite which comprises a carrier having a main surface and a semiconductor
layer sequence arranged on the main surface comprising:
forming a separating trench in the semiconductor device composite by a first laser cut such that the separating trench only
partially severs the semiconductor device composite in a vertical direction running perpendicular to the main surface;

applying a second laser cut that only partially severs the carrier along the separating trench;
applying a third laser cut that only partially severs the carrier along the separating trench; and
severing the semiconductor device composite completely along the separating trench with a severing cut with a laser.