US Pat. No. 9,269,231

FACILITATING USE OF A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION DEVICE IN A CASHLESS WAGERING SYSTEM IN A GAMING SYSTEM

IGT, Reno, NV (US)

1. A method for facilitating use of a financial transaction device of a cashless wagering system in a gaming system having
at least one processor device, the method comprising:
providing the financial transaction device, having at least an account identifier linking the financial transaction device
to at least one financial account of at least one financial institution associated with the gaming network, for one of depositing
a financial amount into the at least one financial account, cashless wagering in an electronic gaming machine (EGM) having
a payment acceptor for funding a bet associated with the financial transaction device and, and use by a plurality of gaming
and non-gaming venues for payment of goods and services, wherein providing the financial transaction device readies the financial
transaction device for one of depositing the financial amount into the at least one financial account, cashless wagering in
the EGM, and payment of the goods and the services;

loading and storing on the financial transaction device the financial amount of credit available for play on the EGM, wherein
the financial amount of the credit being one of a financial amount dynamically loaded onto the financial transaction device
via the at least one financial institution, a credit determined by at least one of a plurality of outcomes of the EGM, an
amount inputted into the EGM; and

using the financial transaction device for one of depositing the financial amount into the at least one financial account
of the at least one financial institution associated with the gaming network by one of the EGM and an automated teller machine
(ATM), cashless wagering in the EGM, and purchasing the goods and services.

US Pat. No. 9,271,390

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH ACTIVE SHIELDING OF LEADS

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a die having a multi-site bond pad;
a multi-wire lead;
at least one shielding wire extending from the multi-wire lead to the multi-site bond pad; and
a guarded wire extending from the multi-wire lead to the multi-site bond pad, wherein the at least one shielding wire and
the guarded wire simultaneously transmit the same signals between the multi-site bond pad and the multi-wire lead.

US Pat. No. 9,267,377

COUPLING DEVICE FOR CONNECTING A BRAKE INPUT ELEMENT TO A MAIN BRAKE CYLINDER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH A COUPLING DEVICE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

15. A method for operating a coupling apparatus with which a braking input element is connected to a brake master cylinder
of a vehicle, the coupling apparatus having (i) an input piston disposed on the braking input element in such a way that upon
actuation of the braking input element, the input piston is displaced out of an initial position over a brake application
distance, and (ii) an output piston to which a driver braking force exerted onto the braking input element is transferred
via the input piston displaced out of the initial position over at least one predefined first minimum brake application distance,
the output piston being disposed on the brake master cylinder in such a way that an internal pressure in the brake master
cylinder is increased by way of the driver braking force transferred via the input piston to the output piston, the method
comprising:
operating the coupling apparatus in a first operating mode in which the input piston displaced out of the initial position
over a brake application distance less than the predefined first minimum brake application distance is spaced apart from the
output piston in such a way that a force transfer from the input piston to the output piston is suppressed; and

selectively switching the coupling apparatus into at least a second operating mode having a second minimum brake application
distance less than the first minimum brake application distance, wherein in the second operating mode the input piston displaced
out of the initial position over a brake application distance less than the predefined second minimum brake application distance
is spaced apart from the output piston in such a way that a force transfer from the input piston to the output piston is suppressed,
and the driver braking force is transferred via the input piston displaced out of the initial position over a brake application
distance between the predefined second minimum brake application distance and the predefined first minimum brake application
distance, to the output piston.

US Pat. No. 9,269,422

TWO TRANSISTOR TERNARY RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY

1. A two transistor ternary random access memory (TTTRAM) circuit, comprising:
an voltage/current input;
an input/output switch;
a first transistor having:
a first emitter;
a first collector connected to the input/output switch; and
a first base;
a first pull up resistor connected to the first emitter and to the voltage/current input;
a second transistor having:
a second emitter connected to ground;
a second collector; and
a second base connected to the input/output switch; and
a second pull up resistor connected to the first base, the second collector, and the voltage/current input.

US Pat. No. 9,265,466

X-RAY RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, METHOD OF MEASURING HEAD TILT IN TAKING RADIOGRAPH, STAND FOR X-RAY RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, CHAIR FOR X-RAY RADIOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, AND HEAD TILT SETTING DEVICE

Cephmedical Corporation, ...

1. An X-ray radiographic apparatus, comprising:
a pair of arms provided facing each other and connected to an arm control device,
ear rods respectively provided on inside surfaces facing each of the pair of arms,
a head tilt setting device for setting a tilt in a front-rear direction of a head of a subject which is provided at at least
one of the pair of arms, having a transparent plate provided vertically to a central axis of the ear rods integrally with
the arm, or provided vertically to the central axis of the ear rods on an exterior surface of the arm; and

a horizontal plane verification mechanism that recognizes a horizontal plane when setting the head tilt using the head tilt
setting device.

US Pat. No. 9,266,836

PRMT5 INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Epizyme, Inc., Cambridge...

1. A compound of Formula (I):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
represents a single or double bond;
R1 is hydrogen, Rz, or —C(O)Rz, wherein Rz is optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl;

X is a bond, —O—, —N(R)—, —CR4R5—, —O—CR4R5, —N(R)—CR4R5—, —O—CR4R5—O—, —N(R)—CR4R5—O, —N(R)—CR4R5—N(R)—, —O—CR4R5—N(R)—, —CR4R5—O—, —CR4R5—N(R)—, —O—CR4R5—CR6R7—, —N(R)—CR4R5—CR6R7—, —CR6R7—CR4R5—O—, —CR6R7—CR4R5—N(R)—, or —CR6R7—CR4R5—;

each R is independently hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic;

R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, —CN, —NO2, optionally substituted aliphatic, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted
heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —ORA, —N(RB)2, —SRA, —C(?O)RA, —C(O)ORA, —C(O)SRA, —C(O)N(RB)2, —C(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —OC(O)RA, —OC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)RA, —NRBC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)ORA, —SC(O)RA, —C(?NRB)RA, —C(?NNRB)RA, —C(?NORA)RA, —C(?NRB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?NRB)RB, —C(?S)RA, —C(?S)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?S)RA, —S(O)RA, —OS(O)2RA, —SO2RA, —NRBSO2RA, and —SO2N(RB)2; or R2 and R3 are taken together with their intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;

R4 and R5 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, —CN, —NO2, optionally substituted aliphatic, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted
heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —ORA, —N(RB)2, —SRA, —C(?O)RA, —C(O)ORA, —C(O)SRA, —C(O)N(RB)2, —C(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —OC(O)RA, —OC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)RA, —NRBC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)ORA, —SC(O)RA, —C(?NRB)RA, —C(?NNRB)RA, —C(?NORA)RA, —C(?NRB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?NRB)RB, —C(?S)RA, —C(?S)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?S)RA, —S(O)RA, —OS(O)2RA, —SO2RA, —NRBSO2RA, and —SO2N(RB)2; or R4 and R5 are taken together with their intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;

R6 and R7 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, —CN, —NO2, optionally substituted aliphatic, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted
heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —ORA, —N(RB)2, —SRA, —C(?O)RA, —C(O)ORA, —C(O)SRA, —C(O)N(RB)2, —C(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —OC(O)RA, —OC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)RA, —NRBC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)ORA, —SC(O)RA, —C(?NRB)RA, —C(?NNRB)RA, —C(?NORA)RA, —C(?NRB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?NRB)RB, —C(?S)RA, —C(?S)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?S)RA, —S(O)RA, —OS(O)2RA, —SO2RA, —NRBSO2RA, and —SO2N(RB)2; or R6 and R7 are taken together with their intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;

each RA is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted aliphatic, optionally substituted
carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl;

each RB is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted aliphatic, optionally substituted
carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl, or two
RB groups are taken together with their intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring;

R8, R9, R10, and R11 are independently hydrogen, halo, or optionally substituted aliphatic;

Cy is a monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic group or a monocyclic or bicyclic aryl group, substituted with 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4
Ry groups;

each Ry is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —CN, —NO2, optionally substituted aliphatic, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted
heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —ORA, —N(RB)2, —SRA, —C(?O)RA, —C(O)ORA, —C(O)SRA, —C(O)N(RB)2, —C(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —OC(O)RA, —OC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)RA, —NRBC(O)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)N(RB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(O)ORA, —SC(O)RA, —C(?NRB)RA, —C(?NNRB)RA, —C(?NORA)RA, —C(?NRB)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?NRB)RB, —C(?S)RA, —C(?S)N(RB)2, —NRBC(?S)RA, —S(O)RA, —OS(O)2RA, —SO2RA, —NRBSO2RA, and —SO2N(RB)2; or an Ry group may be optionally taken together with R2 or R3 to form an optionally substituted 5- to 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring fused to Cy;

each Rx is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —CN, optionally substituted aliphatic, —OR?, and —N(R?)2;

R? is hydrogen or optionally substituted aliphatic;
each R? is independently hydrogen or optionally substituted aliphatic, or two R? are taken together with their intervening
atoms to form an optionally substituted heterocyclic ring having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen,
and sulfur; and

n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, as valency permits;
wherein each instance of aliphatic is independently an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, or cycloalkenyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,267,193

HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL SHEET AND THE METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREFOR

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD, To...

1. A high-strength steel sheet consisting of, by weight:
not less than 0.25% and not more than 0.5% of C, not less than 4% and not more than 14% of Mn, not less than 6.5% and not
more than 9.5% of Cr, and not less than 0.3% and not more than 3% of Si, not less than 0.005% and not more than 0.05% of N,
not less than 0.05% and not more than 4% of Al, not less than 0.1% and not more than 4% of Ni, not less than 0.05% and not
more than 3% of Mo, and not less than 0.1% and not more than 2% of Cu, balance of Fe and inevitable impurities;

the high-strength steel sheet satisfying the following formulas 1 and 2, in which the element symbol indicates the content
thereof in weight %, the prefactors representing the chromium and nickel equivalents, and the steel consisting essentially
of austenite; and

the high-strength steel sheet having a yield strength of not less than 1000 MPa and total elongation of not less than 20%
12?2.0Si+5.5Al+Cr+1.5Mo?25  (1)
13?30C+0.5Mn+0.3Cu+Ni+25N?17  (2).

US Pat. No. 9,265,468

FLUOROSCOPY-BASED SURGICAL DEVICE TRACKING METHOD

BRONCUS MEDICAL, INC., M...

1. A method for tracking a surgical device in a body organ of a subject during a surgical procedure, wherein the body organ
is a non-rigid body organ that changes shape as a result of varying patient body posture or position thereby defining an anatomy
of unknown shape, the body organ comprising at least one body lumen, and said surgical device comprising a distal section
having at least one reference mark which is visible under fluoroscopy, the method comprising the steps of:
a) receiving a 3D image data set of the body organ and computing a 3D model of the body organ;
b) performing a pre-tracking registration prior to tracking the surgical device during the surgical procedure thereby registering
an image derived from the 3D model of the body organ with a real-time fluoroscopy image; wherein the pre-tracking registration
comprises the following steps:

receiving a pre-tracking position from a sensor indicating the position of a fluoroscopy unit;
receiving a pre-tracking fluoroscopy image corresponding to the pre-tracking position;
registering the pre-tracking fluoroscopy image with a pre-tracking image derived from the 3D model of the body organ; and
recording the pre-tracking position;
c) advancing the distal section of the surgical device outside of the at least one body lumen and into the anatomy of unknown
shape;

d) receiving a real-time fluoroscopy image showing the reference mark of the surgical device outside of the at least one body
lumen and in the anatomy of unknown shape; and

e) computing a 3D location of the surgical device in the 3D model based on a shape or pattern of the reference mark outside
the at least one body lumen and within the anatomy of unknown shape and visible in the fluoroscopy image of step (d).

US Pat. No. 9,266,571

SPEED-ADAPTIVE WING FOR DRAG REDUCTION

1. A vehicle comprising:
a body of the vehicle;
a speed-adaptive fairing mounted at a forward end of the body of the vehicle, said speed-adaptive fairing including a wing
disposed to modify an apparent air flow over the body of the vehicle, wherein the wing is cambered toward its forward surface
and is pivotally connected to the body for mitigating aerodynamic drag on the body of the vehicle,

wherein the speed-adaptive fairing includes an air ram that is disposed between the wing and the body of the vehicle for upwardly
directing a portion of the apparent air flow.

US Pat. No. 9,268,087

APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVE FIBER OPTICAL CHANNEL MONITORING AND CHANNEL REPLICATION OF WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXED (WDM) SIGNALS

M2 OPTICS, INC., Holly S...

1. A fiber optical apparatus comprised of a multiplicity of optical circuits each optical circuit comprised of an arrayed
waveguide grating (AWG) operating in the demultiplexing mode having a multiple n of optical channel outputs that are individually
connected to an equal number of 1×1 optical switches which are, in turn, connected to either an optical splitter/combiner
operating in the combiner mode or another arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) operating in a multiplexer mode, such that each
optical circuit is suitable for demultiplexing wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical channels on an each input optical
fiber and directing one demultiplexed channel at a time over an associated output optical fiber with all such output fibers
from all optical circuits connected to a common multiple optical switch which is, in turn, connected to a multiplicity of
output ports that connect to optical splitter/combiners that are all operated in the splitter mode for purposes of replicating
and rebroadcasting various optical channels.

US Pat. No. 9,268,984

SUPPORT AND CAPSULE FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE BY CENTRIFUGATION, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE BY CENTRIFUGATION

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A code support adapted to be associated with or part of a capsule intended for delivering a beverage in a beverage producing
device by centrifugation of the capsule, the support comprising a code formed by at least a first sequence of symbols and
a second sequence of symbols, the code being represented on the support so that each symbol is sequentially readable by a
reading arrangement of an external reading device while the capsule is rotated along an axis of rotation:
the first sequence comprising at least one first preamble sequence of symbols and at least one first data sequence of symbols;
the second sequence comprising at least one second preamble sequence of symbols and at least one second data sequence of symbols;
and

the first preamble sequence being distinct from the second preamble sequence.
US Pat. No. 9,267,158

BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION OF MULTI-CARBON COMPOUNDS FROM METHANE

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. A method for producing isobutanol from a methane substrate comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a methanotrophic host microorganism that metabolizes methane (CH4) to methanol (CH3OH) and methanol to formaldehyde (H2C?O);

(b) introducing into the methanotroph host and expressing at least one exogenous polynucleotide open reading frame (ORF) under
the control of suitable regulatory-sequences, wherein the at least one polynucleotide ORF encodes a polypeptide that catalyzes
a reaction in an isobutanol pathway,

wherein the at least one polynucleotide ORF is selected from the group consisting of acetolactate synthase (ALS), ketol-acid
reductoisomerase (KARI), dihydroxy-acid dehydratase (DHAD), ketoacid decarboxylase (KDC) and alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH),
and wherein the ALS polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO:2, the
KARI polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO:4, the DHAD polypeptide
comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO:6, the KDC polypeptide comprises an amino
acid sequence having at least 90% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO:8 and the ADH polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence
having at least 90% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO:10;

(c) feeding the methanotroph host produced according to step (b) a methane substrate under suitable growth conditions, wherein
the host metabolizes methane to formaldehyde as set forth in step (a), wherein the formaldehyde is converted to pyruvate by
means of an endogenous type I RuMP pathway or a type II serine pathway and the host metabolizes pyruvate to produce isobutanol;
and

(d) recovering the isobutanol produced.

US Pat. No. 9,266,825

COPOLYMERS OF ISOCYANATOALKYLTRIALKOXYSILANES AND URETHANEDIOLS

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. A copolymer of formula
where
A, B, D are independently an aliphatic (cyclo)alkylene radical,
R is a C1-C10 alkyl radical, and

3?x?10.

US Pat. No. 9,265,701

HIGHLY LUSTROUS SILVER-COLORED PIGMENTS WITH HIGH OPACITY AND METALLIC APPEARANCE, PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF AND USE OF SAME

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. A silver-colored pigment having a metallic character or effect and comprising a nonmetallic platelet-shaped substrate,
at least one titanium oxide layer, and at least one ilmenite-containing coating,
wherein the nonmetallic platelet-shaped substrate is a nonmetallic platelet-shaped synthetic substrate and the amount of iron
compounds, calculated as elemental iron, in the pigment is less than 5.0% by weight, based on the total weight of the pigment,

wherein the at least one ilmenite-containing coating has a concentration gradient which decreases in the substrate direction,
and

wherein the pigment has a flop intensity Fi, defined as the product of flop index and glitter intensity S_i as a function of the average particle size D50, in accordance with formula (II)

of at least 10.
US Pat. No. 9,265,828

HYDROGEL IMPLANTS WITH VARYING DEGREES OF CROSSLINKING

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A kit comprising:
a first reactive precursor comprising electrophilic groups, a second reactive precursor comprising nucleophilic groups, and
a separate initiated precursor comprising at least one vinyl group;

an initiator to initiate crosslinking of the separate initiated precursor; and
a device for introducing the first reactive precursor, the second reactive precursor, the separate initiated precursor, and
the initiator to a body lumen.

US Pat. No. 9,266,554

STEERING COLUMN FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A motor vehicle steering column, comprising:
a steering spindle;
an inner jacket pipe that receives the steering spindle;
an outer jacket pipe that receives the inner jacket pipe in a longitudinally adjustable manner in the outer jacket pipe, wherein
the outer jacket pipe is held on a steering console and has a hollow cross-section;

a clamping device configured to releasably secure the inner jacket pipe in an adjusted longitudinal position relative to the
outer jacket pipe,

wherein the outer jacket pipe has a recess, at least over a longitudinal region, which allows the hollow cross-section of
the outer pipe to be altered by the clamping device; and

a clamping plate arranged between a clamping element of the clamping device and the outer jacket pipe,
wherein the clamping plate is coupled for movement with the inner jacket pipe via a driver connection that pushes through
the outer jacket pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,269,463

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF INSPECTING THE UPPER CORE SHROUD OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR VESSEL

IHI Southwest Technologie...

1. An apparatus removeably attachable to a steam dam of a core shroud of a nuclear power plant for inspecting an upper section
of the core shroud for flaws or defects therein, said core shroud having lug pairs around its outer surface and being located
within a reactor pressure vessel, the apparatus being operable from above the core shroud and comprising:
a pair of flanges consisting of an outside flange and an inside flange, said pair of flanges forming an arc of approximately
30° on either side of the steam dam;

a pair of flange clamps for securing the distal ends of the pair of flanges to the steam dam;
a gear rack attached to the outside flange;
a Y-car having a Y-car motor with a gear that meshes with the gear rack;
a lug clamp on said Y-car to clamp said Y-car in between the lugs of one of the lug pairs;
the Y-car being moveable back and forth along the arc formed by the pair of flanges by (a) securing the pair of flange clamps
to the steam dam, (b) releasing the lug clamp from the lug pair, and (c) actuating the Y-car motor to move the Y-car via the
gear meshing with the gear rack;

the pair of flanges being moveable to a neighboring arcuate segment of the core shroud by (d) moving the lug clamp to a neighboring
one of the lug pairs and securing it thereto, (e) releasing the pair of flange clamps from the steam dam, and (f) actuating
the Y-car motor to move the pair of flanges and the gear rack via the gear meshing with the gear rack;

an upper transducer mounted on the Y-car adjacent to the outer surface of the core shroud;
a vertical arm extending downwardly from the Y-car into a space between the reactor pressure vessel and the core shroud;
the Y-car having a pivot arm base extending radially outwardly therefrom, said vertical arm being pivotally attached to said
arm base;

a plurality of transducers being mounted on said vertical arm, including at least an upper moveable transducer and a lower
moveable transducer, the upper moveable transducer being threadably attached to an upper lead screw and the lower moveable
transducer being threadably attached to a lower lead screw, the upper and lower lead screws independently allowing up and
down movement of their respective upper and lower moveable transducers along said vertical arm, said up and down movement
provided by a shared transducer motor;

said plurality of transducers capable to simultaneously inspect axially spaced apart sections of the outer surface of the
core shroud;

a bottom transducer arm pivotally attached to a bottom of the vertical arm by a pivot pin, at least one lower transducer being
mounted on said bottom transducer arm;

the bottom transducer arm pivotal to a position adjacent the outer surface, but under a lower lip of, the core shroud by actuation
of an air cylinder during insertion or removal of the apparatus;

said air cylinder connected between a radially extending portion of a roller bracket and the bottom transducer arm, said roller
bracket having a roller that sets the distance between the vertical arm and the outer surface of the core shroud.

US Pat. No. 9,269,176

DYNAMIC SPLITTING OF CONTENT

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method of increasing efficiency of animation display by one or more computing devices, the method comprising:
detecting an animation by the one or more computing devices that includes an element to be animated and a transform to change
an appearance of the element;

splitting the element by the one or more computing devices into a plurality of sub-elements;
modifying the transform by the one or more computing devices for at least one of the sub-elements thereby creating a modified
transform to change an appearance of the sub-element;

replacing the element and the transform in the animation by the one or more computing devices with the plurality of sub-elements
that include the at least one sub-element and the modified transform thereby creating a modified animation; and

causing a display of the modified animation by the one or more computing devices such that the modified animation containing
the plurality of sub-elements that include the at least one sub-element and the modified transform mimics the animation containing
the element and the transform.

US Pat. No. 9,270,931

INTERCOM SYSTEM UTILIZING WI-FI

CLOUDTALK LLC, Bala Cynw...

1. A method, comprising:
responsive to a processor of a first intercom unit establishing a wireless data channel with one or more second intercom units
of a plurality of intercom units in a wireless network, and

responsive to an encoder of the first intercom unit repeatedly encoding, during a repeated time interval, data to be transmitted
to the one or more second intercom units over the wireless data channel while pausing the wireless data channel such that
the first intercom unit does not transmit the encoded data during the repeated time interval,

receiving, by the processor, an indication to un-pause the wireless data channel; and
wirelessly transmitting, by a network controller of the first intercom unit, the data last encoded by the encoder during the
repeated time interval to the one or more second intercom units.

US Pat. No. 9,269,591

HANDLE WAFER FOR HIGH RESISTIVITY TRAP-RICH SOI

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A substrate, comprising:
a handle wafer;
a trap-rich layer disposed within the handle wafer at a position abutting a top surface of the handle wafer, wherein the trap
rich layer comprises a re-crystallized material having a plurality of oxidation induced stacking faults configured to trap
carriers;

an insulating layer having a first side abutting the top surface of the handle wafer at an interface with the trap-rich layer,
wherein the top surface of the handle wafer has a scratched top surface with depressions extending in lines across the top
surface of the handle wafer and forming protrusions extending into the insulating layer; and

a thin layer of active silicon abutting a second side of the insulating layer that opposes the first side.

US Pat. No. 9,270,678

MEDIATING RESOURCE ACCESS BASED ON A PHYSICAL LOCATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method comprising:
executing, by a first computing device, an application on behalf of a second computing device, resulting in an application
resource being hosted by the first computing device for the second computing device in connection with execution of the application,
wherein the application resource includes an indication of one or more authorized locations in which access to the application
resource is authorized;

receiving information indicating a location of the second computing device;
determining that the location of the second computing device is a safe location at least by comparing the location of the
second computing device to at least one of the one or more authorized locations; and

responsive to determining that the location of the second computing device is a safe location, providing, by the first computing
device, the second computing device with access to the application resource and transmitting application output data indicative
of the application resource to the second computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,267,744

GASIFICATION REACTOR WITH A HEAT EXCHANGE UNIT PROVIDED WITH ONE OR MORE FOULING PROTECTION DEVICES

Shell Oil Company, Houst...

1. A gasification reactor with a heat exchange unit, the heat exchange unit comprising:
a gas flow channel;
one or more heat exchangers arranged within the gas flow channel, the one or more heat exchangers comprising:
a set of coaxially nested tubular heat exchange surfaces having a central passage;
one or more support structures carrying the set of heat exchange surfaces, at least one support structure of the one or more
support structures being located at the inlet side of the heat exchanger;

one or more blasters directed to blast over an upstream surface of the at least one support structure being located at the
inlet side of the heat exchanger; and

a cover plate blocking the central passage of the set of tubular heat exchange surfaces, an upstream surface of the cover
plate being provided with a blast lance having one or more nozzles directed to blast in a direction parallel to the upstream
surface.

US Pat. No. 9,267,719

HEAT PUMP OPERATION METHOD AND HEAT PUMP SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A heat pump operation method for a heat pump which generates heat using power generated by a power generation device, the
method comprising:
obtaining, on a per unit time basis, generated power which is an amount of the power generated by the power generation device,
load power which is an amount of the power consumed by an electric load which operates using the power generated by the power
generation device, and surplus power which is a difference between the generated power and the load power; and

controlling an operation of the heat pump,
wherein in the controlling, an amount of the power consumed by the heat pump for generating heat is adjusted to follow a per
unit time increase or decrease in the surplus power when a first condition is met, the first condition being that the surplus
power remains greater than a given amount of power, at which the heat pump can generate heat at or above a predetermined level
of efficiency, for a given period of time or longer.

US Pat. No. 9,266,488

METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR ASCERTAINING A TYPE OF COLLISION OF A VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for ascertaining a type of collision of a vehicle, comprising:
receiving, via a reception interface, a first acceleration information item, a second acceleration information item, a third
acceleration information item, and a fourth acceleration information item, wherein the first acceleration information item
represents an acceleration of the vehicle in a first direction, the second acceleration information item represents an acceleration
of the vehicle in a second direction, the third acceleration information item represents an acceleration of the vehicle in
a third direction, and the fourth acceleration information item represents an acceleration of the vehicle in a fourth direction,
the first and third directions each having a main component in a vehicle longitudinal direction, and the second and fourth
directions each having a main component in mutually opposite vehicle transverse directions;

determining a first resultant acceleration information item from the first acceleration information item and the second acceleration
information item;

determining a second resultant acceleration information item from the third acceleration information item and the fourth acceleration
information item;

combining the first resultant acceleration information item and the second resultant acceleration information item to obtain
at least one evaluation information item;

ascertaining the collision type based on the at least one evaluation information item;
comparing a difference to a second predetermined threshold value; and
deploying a passenger restraint unit during the collision based on the comparison between the difference and the second predetermined
threshold value,

wherein the difference is:
formed from the first resultant acceleration information item and the second resultant acceleration information item in the
combining step; and

compared to at least a first predetermined threshold value to ascertain the collision type.

US Pat. No. 9,267,393

DRY ICE CLEANING APPARATUS FOR GAS TURBINE COMPRESSOR

General Electric Company,...

1. An apparatus for cleaning at least one airfoil within a turbine compressor, comprising:
a hose for applying cleaning material to the at least one airfoil;
an articulation assembly for articulating a nozzle of the hose, the articulation assembly comprising:
a main shaft attached to the hose at a first end; and
an articulating trigger for rotating the first end of the main shaft; and
a spring, wherein the first end of the main shaft rotates about the spring; and
a flexible tubing that attaches the nozzle to the hose, wherein the first end of the main shaft is attached to the flexible
tubing.

US Pat. No. 9,270,384

SUB-SAMPLED CARRIER PHASE RECOVERY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining a plurality of consecutive symbols associated with an optical signal received at an optical receiver;
performing carrier phase recovery of the optical signal using one or more carrier phase estimation stages to generate a phase
recovered signal; and

at each of the one or more carrier phase estimation stages, selecting a subset of the plurality of consecutive symbols for
use in carrier phase estimation, wherein the subset of symbols selected for use in carrier phase estimation at each of the
one or more stages comprises one or more symbols having a highest ratio of measured signal phase error to additive noise.

US Pat. No. 9,265,470

PIVOTING X-RAY IMAGING DEVICES

General Electric Company,...

1. An X-ray imaging device, comprising:
an X-ray source; and
an X-ray detector, wherein the X-ray source and the X-ray detector are disposed at nearly opposing locations of an imaging
arm; and

a pivot joint that is physically attached to or part of the imaging arm which allows the imaging arm to have an axis of orbital
rotation substantially coinciding with the center of gravity of the imaging arm.

US Pat. No. 9,271,399

ELECTRONIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronic module, comprising:
a support plate (2) having a base area (20) and at least one connection element (21) extending from the base area (20), wherein said at least one connection element (21) is arranged at a non-zero angle (?) relative to the base area (20),

at least one electronic component (3) coupled to the at least one connection element (21), and

a detent connection (10) on the at least one connection element (21), the detent connection (10) is configured to connect the at least one connection element (21) to a counter body (4).

US Pat. No. 9,266,593

HULL MOUNTED, STEERABLE MARINE DRIVE WITH TRIM ACTUATION

Blue Sky Marine, LLC, Kn...

1. A marine drive assembly adapted for being mounted in an opening in a boat hull, said marine drive assembly comprising:
a drive unit extending downwardly through the opening in the boat hull, said drive unit having an upper unit adapted for trim
actuation, and a lower unit coupled to said upper unit;

an enclosure assembly disposed within the hull of the boat and sealed such that water is substantially prevented from entering
the boat hull through the opening in the boat hull that receives the drive unit and which is adapted to enhance hydrodynamic
efficiency and wake performance of said drive assembly;

said enclosure assembly includes an upper portion disposed substantially within the hull of the boat, a gasket flange plate
secured to said upper portion with a substantially water-tight seal, said gasket flange plate having a gasket flange extending
radially outward, a retention plate for clamping said gasket flange plate against the hull forming a substantially water-tight
seal, an O-ring gasket member formed from a resilient material for sealing a junction between said gasket flange and the hull
and for further sealing a junction between said retention plate and said gasket flange, wherein said retention plate and said
gasket flange plate are configured to closely follow a contour of the hull thereby providing a substantially seamless interface
to the boat hull;

a drive mechanism adapted to provide drive forces to a propeller, said drive mechanism adapted such that said drive unit and
a marinized motor are positioned on a substantially common central line along a direction of thrust; and

a trimming actuator assembly for adjusting trim of said upper unit, said trim mechanism including a trim shaft for trimming
said upper unit about a trim axis, a rotary actuator for applying rotational movement to said shaft, and a selectively energized
member for actuating said rotary actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,270,741

NAMESPACE AND STORAGE MANAGEMENT APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR USE IN MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES IN A STORAGE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A system configured to enable management of resources in a storage system, the system comprising:
a management console computer executing a management application to interact with a management server and integrate namespace
management and storage management, the management application having an infrastructure including at least one client presentation
layer disposed over a library layer apportioned into at least one application programming interface (API) toolkit, the management
application and API toolkit when executed operable to:

perform API processing and communication with the management server to produce reusable components directed to namespace and
storage management functions, the API toolkit cooperating with the client presentation layer to prompt a user for user credentials,
to be provided on-demand, and perform an operation upon the resources in the storage system, and

invoke a first set of APIs on the management server that causes invocation of a second set of APIs on a remote agent executing
on a namespace server and interacting with the management server to construct or change a pathname in a logical namespace,
wherein the management server is configured to cooperate with the remote agent to acquire a copy of a namespace directory
structure from a namespace server wherein the copy of the namespace directory is stored in a database associated with the
management server and wherein after configuration of the copy of the namespace directory the configured copy of the namespace
directory is transmitted back to the namespace server for storage.

US Pat. No. 9,270,308

ADAPTIVE RADIO-FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE CANCELLING DEVICE, METHOD, AND RECEIVER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An adaptive radio-frequency interference cancelling device, comprising:
an amplitude phase adjusting module, configured to adjust an amplitude and a phase of a radio-frequency reference signal,
output a radio-frequency adjustment signal to a subtractor, to enable the radio-frequency adjustment signal to converge to
a self-interference signal in a radio-frequency received signal;

the subtractor, configured to receive the radio-frequency received signal and the radio-frequency adjustment signal output
by the amplitude phase adjusting module, and output a radio-frequency residual signal, wherein the radio-frequency residual
signal is a difference signal between the radio-frequency received signal and the radio-frequency adjustment signal; and

a baseband extracting and filtering module, configured to receive the radio-frequency reference signal and the radio-frequency
residual signal output by the subtractor, extract baseband signals and perform least mean squares adaptive filtering processing
on the baseband signals to obtain an amplitude phase control signal and output to the amplitude phase adjusting module, wherein
the amplitude phase control signal is used to control the amplitude phase adjusting module to adjust the amplitude and the
phase of the radio-frequency reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,267,602

SEAL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING PARTIALLY FILLED GAPS

General Electric Company,...

1. A seal between a rotor and a stator, comprising:
a plurality of seal leaves positioned between the rotor and the stator, the plurality of seal leaves circumferentially stacked
around the rotor to define a seal ring between the rotor and the stator, wherein each seal leaf includes opposite surfaces
with a constant thickness between the surfaces along a length of the seal leaf, each surface having a plurality of solid protrusions
extending therefrom, each solid protrusion having a contact face,

wherein gaps between adjacent seal leaves are partially filled, such that residual gaps are between adjacent seal leaves,
wherein the contact faces of the solid protrusions contact one of the surfaces of an adjacent seal leaf or the contact face
of one of the solid protrusions on the adjacent seal leaf and generate friction to dampen vibrations during operation.

US Pat. No. 9,270,397

CASCADED COMMUNICATION OF SERIALIZED DATA STREAMS THROUGH DEVICES AND THEIR RESULTING OPERATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first integrated circuit device, including:
a first interface configured to receive a first plurality of serialized data streams from a source external to the first integrated
circuit device;

first framing circuitry, communicatively coupled to the first interface, configured to produce a first sequence of data frames
from the first plurality of serialized data streams;

processing circuitry configured to perform operations based on the first sequence of data frames and to generate a second
sequence of data frames;

first phase aligning circuitry, communicatively coupled to the first interface, configured to align, but not frame, the first
plurality of serialized data streams to produce a first aligned plurality of serialized data streams;

a second interface configured to produce the first aligned plurality of serialized data streams from the first integrated
circuit device, with the first aligned plurality of serialized data streams not being framed within the first integrated circuit
device;

second framing circuitry configured to produce a second plurality of serialized data streams based on the second sequence
of data frames; and

a third interface configured to produce the second plurality of serialized data streams from the first integrated circuit
device.

US Pat. No. 9,268,502

DENSE TREE VOLUME METADATA ORGANIZATION

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A system comprising:
a central processing unit (CPU) of a node coupled to one or more storage devices; and
a memory coupled to the CPU and configured to store a storage input/output (I/O) stack having a volume layer executable by
the CPU, the volume layer configured to manage volume metadata embodied as mappings from offsets of a logical unit (LUN) to
extent keys associated with storage locations for extents on the one or more storage devices, the volume layer further configured
to organize the volume metadata as a dense tree metadata structure representing successive points in time to enable access
to the volume metadata, the dense tree metadata structure organized as multiple levels, wherein a top level of the dense tree
metadata structure represents newer volume metadata changes and descending levels of the dense tree metadata structure represent
older volume metadata changes, wherein a latest version of changes to the volume metadata is searched from the top level to
the descending levels, wherein the top level is merged with one or more of the descending levels at the successive points
in time, and wherein each of the merged descending levels of the dense tree metadata structure is maintained on the storage
devices as a packed array of volume metadata entries sorted by offset of the LUN.

US Pat. No. 9,267,485

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF A TRANSITION BETWEEN SI AND HCCI COMBUSTION MODES

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An engine system comprising:
a first cylinder;
a first inlet valve configured to control the flow of gases into the first cylinder;
a first outlet valve configured to control the flow of gases out of the first cylinder;
a first throttle configured to control the flow of fuel into the first cylinder;
a memory including program instructions stored therein; and
a processor operably connected to the first inlet valve, the first outlet valve, the first throttle, and the memory, and configured
to execute the program instructions to

control the first inlet valve and the first outlet valve in accordance with a spark ignition (SI) valve lift profile,
activate a first spark in the first cylinder while controlling the first inlet valve and the first outlet valve in accordance
with the SI valve lift profile,

control the first inlet valve and the first outlet valve in accordance with a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI)
valve lift profile,

activate a second spark in the first cylinder while controlling the first inlet valve and the first outlet valve in accordance
with the HCCI valve lift profile, and

control the start-of-injection (SOI) timing of the first throttle in an HCCI SOI mode while controlling the first inlet valve
and the first outlet valve in the HCCI valve lift profile after activating the second spark.

US Pat. No. 9,267,478

STARTER MOTOR WITH MULTIPLE POSITION MOUNTING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A mounting member for an engine starter having a motor, an electromagnetic switch, an auxiliary switch, and a housing including
an outer perimeter and configured to receive the motor and the electromagnetic switch, the mounting member comprising:
a first mounting section defining a first aperture configured to receive a portion of the electromagnetic switch; and
a second mounting section coupled to the first mounting section and defining a second aperture configured to receive a portion
of the motor,

wherein one of the first mounting section and the second mounting section includes a flange configured to extend past the
outer perimeter of the housing when the mounting member is aligned with the housing to receive the electromagnetic switch
and the motor, and

wherein the first mounting section is configured to be fixed between the electromagnetic switch and the housing and the second
mounting section is configured to be fixed between the motor and the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,267,469

STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAMATO S...

1. A straddle-type vehicle comprising:
an engine;
a lead-in duct including a first end connected with the engine and a second end including an opening;
an air cleaner case connected with the opening of the lead-in duct;
a convex cleaner element protruding in a direction opposite to a direction extending toward the lead-in duct, the cleaner
element being located in the air cleaner case and covering the opening; and

a support frame configured to support the cleaner element; wherein
the cleaner element includes:
a convex element body; and
a seal protruding from a periphery of the element body toward an inner side of the element body;
the support frame includes an outer frame contacting the periphery of the element body to push the seal onto a surrounding
edge of the opening; and

the periphery of the element body has a thickness smaller than that of portions of the element body that are located inward
of the outer frame as viewed in a direction of a protrusion of the element body.

US Pat. No. 9,266,518

COMPONENT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A central operating system comprising:
a first component control system configured for controlling a first electric steering, propulsion, braking, and suspension
subsystem component (eModule);

a second component control system configured for controlling a second eModule;
a third component control system configured for controlling a third eModule; and
a fourth component control system configured for controlling a fourth eModule;
a primary master controller in operative communication with each of the first, second, third, and fourth component control
systems; and

a secondary master controller in operative communication with each of the first, second, third, and fourth component control
systems;

wherein each of the first, second, third, and fourth component control systems includes at least one of:
a steering module configured for directing steering of the respective modular component, wherein the steering module includes:
a first and second steering controller; and
a first and second steering sensor;
a propulsion module configured for directing propulsion of the respective modular component, wherein the propulsion module
includes:

a propulsion controller; and
a first and second propulsion sensor;
a braking module configured for directing braking of the respective modular component, wherein the braking module includes
a braking controller; and

a communications module operatively connected to each of the steering module, the propulsion module, and the braking module,
wherein the communications module is configured for communicating with the primary and secondary controller;

wherein the primary master controller and the secondary master controller are configured to simultaneously transmit commands
to at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth component control systems; and

wherein the first, second, third, and fourth component control systems are each configured to accept commands from the secondary
master controller only when a fault occurs in the primary master controller.

US Pat. No. 9,265,831

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

Eagle Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A non-aqueous liquid bendamustine-containing composition, comprising:
a) bendamustine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and
b) a pharmaceutically acceptable fluid comprising;
i) about 5% to about 10% by volume propylene glycol,
ii) polyethylene glycol, and
iii) a stabilizing amount of an antioxidant selected from the group consisting of thioglycerol, monothioglycerol, lipoic acid,
propyl gallate, methionine, cysteine, metabisulfites, sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate, phenol-containing aromatic and aliphatic
compounds and dihydrolipoic acid;

the bendamustine-containing composition having less than or equal to 0.11% total PG esters at about 1 month of storage at
a temperature of about 5° C.;

wherein the ratio of polyethylene glycol to propylene glycol is selected from the group consisting of: about 95:5, about 90:10,
about 85:15, about 80:20 and about 75:25.

US Pat. No. 9,270,526

MULTI-TERMINAL POSITIONING METHOD, AND RELATED DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A multi-terminal positioning method, wherein the method comprises:
establishing, by a primary terminal after receiving a collaboration request activation signal triggered by a user, connections
to secondary terminals in a wireless connection manner;

calculating and displaying, by the primary terminal according to received device configuration parameters of the secondary
terminals and the number of secondary terminals, at least one arrangement shape and at least one demarcated gesture;

recording one arrangement shape selected by the user;
recording one demarcated gesture that matches the recorded arrangement shape;
receiving, by the primary terminal, sensor trigger information sent by at least one secondary terminal; and
calculating, by the primary terminal according to the recorded arrangement shape, the recorded demarcated gesture, and the
sensor trigger information, an arrangement sequence of the group of secondary terminals and relative positions between the
secondary terminals in the group of secondary terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,269,491

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND MOUNTING CIRCUIT BOARD THEREFOR

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:
a ceramic body formed by laminating a plurality of dielectric layers in a width direction;
a plurality of first and second internal electrodes disposed to face each other within the ceramic body, having each of the
dielectric layers interposed therebetween, and having respective lead portions exposed to an upper surface of the ceramic
body;

first and second external electrodes formed on the upper surface of the ceramic body and connected to the lead portions, respectively;
and

first and second terminal frames each including a vertical portion facing end surfaces of the ceramic body and upper and lower
horizontal portions facing upper and lower surfaces of the ceramic body, respectively,

wherein the upper horizontal portions of the first and second terminal frames are connected to the first and second external
electrodes, respectively, and

adhesive layers are provided only between the upper horizontal portions and the first and second external electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,266,534

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 a 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 target, the apparatus comprising:
a target information acquirer configured to acquire target information about the target from the reflected waves, the target
information including a detected distance from the subject vehicle to the target of the preceding vehicle;

a target-pair distance recognizer configured to, in the presence of a target pair that is a pair of the target and a non-target
reflection point that is closer to the subject vehicle than the target and belongs to the same preceding vehicle as the target,
calculate and recognize a separation distance between the target and the non-target reflection point of the target pair as
a target-pair distance;

an offset setter configured to, when the target-pair distance is recognized by the target-pair distance recognizer for a predetermined
period of time or more, set the target-pair distance as an offset;

a corrected distance calculator configured to, when the target-pair distance is recognized by the target-pair distance recognizer
for the predetermined period of time or more, calculate a first corrected distance as an inter-vehicle distance between a
rear end of the preceding vehicle and the subject vehicle by subtracting the target-pair distance from the detected distance,
and when the target-pair distance is recognized by the target-pair distance recognizer for less than the predetermined period
of time, calculate a second corrected distance as an inter-vehicle distance between the rear end of the preceding vehicle
and the subject vehicle by subtracting the offset set by the offset setter from the detected distance; and

a controller configured to, when the target-pair distance is recognized by the target-pair distance recognizer for the predetermined
period of time or more, implement the inter-vehicle distance control based on the first corrected distance calculated by the
corrected distance calculator, and when the target-pair distance is recognized by the target-pair distance recognizer for
less than the predetermined period of time, implement the inter-vehicle distance control based on the second corrected distance
calculated by the corrected distance calculator.

US Pat. No. 9,266,266

CASE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING ANTENNA PATTERN FRAME EMBEDDED THEREIN, MOLD THEREFOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A case of an electronic device having an antenna pattern embedded therein, the case comprising:
a radiator frame having a through hole, a radiator including an antenna pattern part disposed on a surface of the radiator
frame, the antenna pattern part being apart from the through hole with a predetermined distance; and

a case frame covering the radiator frame such that the case frame is secured to the radiator frame via the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,271,084

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR MICRO-SPEAKERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A speaker driver comprising:
a frame;
a magnet assembly positioned within the frame;
a sound radiating surface suspended over the magnet assembly, the sound radiating surface having a top face and a bottom face,
and wherein the bottom face faces the magnet assembly;

a suspension member for suspending the sound radiating surface over the magnet assembly, the suspension member having a top
side connected to the bottom face of the sound radiating surface and a bottom side directly connected to, and in contact with,
the magnet assembly, and wherein the suspension member comprise a resilient material and is configured to compress and expand
in a z-height direction in response to a movement of the sound radiating surface; and

a voice coil extending from the bottom face of the sound radiating surface.

US Pat. No. 9,270,040

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SEAMLESS ELECTRICAL SIGNAL BETWEEN ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a support structure that, at least in part, borders a cavity in which to receive an electrical module;
at least one beam comprising:
a first end supported by the support structure and a second end;
a clip proximate the second end, wherein the clip is to retain a conductive connector;
a raised portion located between the first end and the second end and extended into the cavity, wherein the raised portion
is to facilitate flexing the beam to disconnect an electrical contact between the conductive connector and a plurality of
electrical contacts upon insertion of the electrical module into the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,266,071

HYDROGEN SEPARATION ALLOY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A hydrogen separation alloy being represented by a compositional formula: Nb100?(?+?) M1?M2?,
wherein M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr and Hf,

M2 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ni, Co, Cr, Fe, Cu and Zn,

? and ? satisfy following conditions: 10???60, 10???50, and ?+??80, and
containing inevitable impurities; and
having a metallographic structure being biphasically separated into an Nb-enriched phase serving as a hydrogen-permeable phases;
and a transition metal phase serving as a hydrogen-embrittlement-resistant phases,

wherein the hydrogen-permeable phases and the hydrogen-embrittlement-resistant phases each are to have an elongated structure
when a cold rolling is performed on the hydrogen separation alloy, and

the hydrogen-permeable phase occupying 35% to 70% of an arbitrary 10 ?m×10 ?m square region in a 50 ?m×50 ?m square observation
plane of a cross section of the alloy under observation with an electron microscope, the cross section being taken in a direction
of the thickness of the alloy and in a direction of the length of the alloy,

wherein the hydrogen-permeable phase is an Nb-M1 phase,

wherein the hydrogen-embrittlement-resistant phase is a M2-M1 phase, and

wherein at least a portion of the hydrogen-permeable phase are connected in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 9,270,726

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING COMMUNICATIONS FOR BROWSER-BASED APPLICATIONS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising facilitating a processing of and/or processing (1) data and/or (2) information and/or (3) at least
one signal, the (1) data and/or (2) information and/or (3) at least one signal based, at least in part, on the following:
at least one determination, by at least one processor, to assign a communication identifier to a browser session at a client
side;

a processing of an application identifier associated with a web application, a browser identifier associated with the browser
session, a user identifier, or a combination thereof to generate the communication identifier,

wherein the browser session hosts, at least in part, the web application, and
wherein the communication identifier addresses communications directly to the browser session, the web application, or a combination
thereof at the client side via a communication methodology that is not specific to browser session communications and web
application communications;

at least one determination to cause, at least in part, creation of a channel for exchanging data between the browser session,
the web application, or a combination thereof and one or more other browser sessions, one or more other web applications,
one or more devices, or a combination thereof,

wherein the creation of the channel is based, at least in part, on the communication identifier;
at least one determination to cause, at least in part, creation of a group of the browser session, the web application, the
one or more other browser sessions, the one or more other web applications, the one or more devices, or a combination thereof;
and

at least one designation of at least one master from among the group,
wherein the at least one master manages data exchanges among the group over the channel wherein the communication methodology
causes the web application and one or more client-side native applications to initiate communications among the group.

US Pat. No. 9,267,400

VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A variable valve device for an internal combustion engine, comprising:
a drive rotating member configured to receive a rotational force from a crankshaft, the drive rotating member including an
annular internal-teeth constituting portion having an inner circumferential portion formed with internal teeth;

an electric motor including a motor output shaft configured to rotate relative to the drive rotating member on request;
an eccentric shaft portion provided on the motor output shaft and formed in a cylindrical shape such that an outer circumferential
surface of the eccentric shaft portion is eccentric relative to a rotational center of the eccentric shaft portion;

a plurality of rollers provided between the internal teeth and the eccentric shaft portion and having total number smaller
than total number of the internal teeth; and

a driven rotating member configured to
rotate integrally with a cam shaft,
permit the rollers to move in a radial direction of the driven rotating member according to the eccentric shaft portion, and
restrict a movement of the rollers in a circumferential direction of the driven rotating member,
wherein a hardness of a tooth bottom surface of the internal teeth of the internal-teeth constituting portion is lower than
a hardness of a tooth top and a tooth surface of the internal teeth.

US Pat. No. 9,267,391

DIFFUSER ASSEMBLIES HAVING AT LEAST ONE ADJUSTABLE FLOW DEFLECTING MEMBER

General Electric Company,...

1. A diffuser assembly, comprising:
an outer boundary member;
an inner boundary member positioned radially inward of the outer boundary member and defining an exhaust flow path therebetween;
and

at least one flow deflecting member operatively attached to the outer boundary member, wherein the flow deflecting member
comprises one or more apertures therethrough, which enable at least a portion of a flow of combustion gases within the exhaust
flow path to pass through the flow deflecting member, while at least another portion of the flow of combustion gases is deflected
from the outer boundary member by the flow deflecting member to produce a substantially uniform velocity distribution of the
flow of combustion gases within the exhaust flow path.

US Pat. No. 9,265,763

SUBSTITUTED BENZYLINDAZOLES FOR USE AS BUB1 KINASE INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERPROLIFERATIVE DISEASES

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

1. A compound of formula (I)

in which
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, 1-3C-alkyl,

R2/R3 are independently from each other hydrogen, halogen, cyano, hydroxy 1-6C-haloalkyl, 1-6C-haloalkoxy, 1-6C-alkoxy,

R4 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogen, cyano, NO2, 1-6C-alkyl, 2-6C-alkenyl, 2-6C-alkynyl, 1-6C-haloalkyl, 1-6C-hydroxyalkyl, 1-6C-alkoxy, —O-(2-6C-alkylen)-O—C(O)-(1-6C-alkyl),
1-6C-haloalkoxy, —C(O)OR9, -(1-6C-alkylen)-C(O)OR9, —C(O)-(1-6C-alkyl), —C(O)NR10R11, 3-7C-cycloalkyl, —S-(1-6C-haloalkyl), SF5, —SO2NH-(3-7C-cycloalkyl), —SO2NR10R11, NR10R11,

heteroaryl which optionally is substituted independently one or more times with cyano, 1-4C-alkyl, 1-6C-haloalkyl, 1-6C-haloalkoxy,
C(O)OR9, C(O)NR10R11, whereby two of R2, R3 (R4)n, when positioned ortho to each other, may form together with the two carbon atoms to which they are attached, a heterocyclic
5-, 6- or 7-membered ring containing 1 or 2 heteroatoms selected from O or N, and optionally containing an additional double
bond and/or optionally substituted by an oxo (?O) group and/or an 1-4C-alkyl group,

n 0-3
R6 is (a) hydrogen;

(b) hydroxy;
(c) cyano;
(d) 1-6C-alkoxy optionally substituted independently one or more times with
(d1) OH,
(d2) —O-(1-6C-alkyl)
(d3) C(O)OR9,

(d4) C(O)NR10R11,

(d5) NR10R11,

(d6) —S-(1-6C-alkyl),
(d7) —S(O)-(1-6C-alkyl),
(d8) —SO2-(1-6C-alkyl)

(d9) SO2NR10R11,

(d10) heterocyclyl, which is optionally substituted with C(O)OR9, or oxo (?O),

(d11) heteroaryl, which is optionally substituted independently one or more times with cyano, 1-4C-alkyl, 1-6C-haloalkyl,
1-6C-haloalkoxy, C(O)OR9, C(O)NR10R11, (1-6C-alkylen)-O-(1-6C-alkyl),

(e) SO2NR10R11,

(f) 3-7C-cycloalkoxy,
(g) 1-6C-haloalkoxy,
(h) COOR9,

(i) —C(O)NR10R11,

(j) —O-heteroaryl opt. subst. with CN
whereby the * is the point of attachment,
(l) —O-(2-6C-alkylen)-O-(1-6C-alkyl) which is optionally substituted with hydroxy, NH(CO)OR9,

R7 is

(a) hydrogen,
(b) 1-6C-alkyl, which is optionally substituted with heteroaryl
(c) 1-6C-haloalkyl,
(d) 1-6C-hydroxyalkyl,
whereby the * is the point of attachment,
(f) —C(O)-(1-6C-alkyl),
(g) —C(O)-(1-6C-alkylen)-O-(1-6C-alkyl),
(h) —C(O)-(1-6C-alkylen)-O-(2-6C-alkylen)-O-(1-6C-alkyl),
(i) —C(O)-heterocyclyl,
(j) benzyl whereby the phenyl ring is opt. subst with 1-5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of
hydrogen, halogen, 1-4C-alkyl, 1-4C-haloalkyl, 1-4C-alkoxy, 1-4C-haloalkoxy, cyano, C(O)OR9,

(k) heteroaryl
or
optionally, R6 and R7 together with the nitrogen atom to which R7 is attached form a 6-membered ring which may contain one further heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, S, N,

and which is optionally substituted by (1-6C-alkyl)-OH, (1-6C-alkyl)-NR10R11,

R8 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, 1-6C-alkyl, 1-6C-hydroxyalkyl, 1-6C-haloalkyl, 1-6C-haloalkoxy, C(O)OR9, C(O)NR10R11,

m is 0-4
R9 is (a) hydrogen,

(b) 1-6C-alkyl which optionally is substituted with hydroxy,
R10, R11 are independently from each other hydrogen, 1-4C-alkyl, 1-4C-hydroxyalkyl, 1-4C-alkoxy, —(CO)-(1-6C-alkyl), CHO, COOR9, or

together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-6-membered heterocyclic ring optionally containing one
further heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, S or N, and which is optionally substituted with 1-2 fluorine
atoms or COOR9,

or an N-oxide, a salt, a tautomer or a stereoisomer of said compound, or a salt of said N-oxide, tautomer or stereoisomer.

US Pat. No. 9,268,976

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A MULTIFUNCTIONAL NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE SUPPORTING SEVERAL DATA FORMATS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
receiving context information about the context of a multifunctional near-field communication device configured to support
two or more near-field communication data formats according to respective protocols,

causing selection of an operation mode for the multifunctional near-field communication device for communicating with external
near-field communication devices on the basis of said received context information, wherein said selected operation mode defines
proportionality values for communicating according to said two or more supported data formats according to respective protocols
of respective standards for switching operation of said multifunctional near-field communication device between said two or
more supported data formats according to respective protocols based on the proportionality values,

receiving updated context information based at least in part on data associated with at least one external near-field communication
device, and

causing adjustment of the operation mode of the multifunction near-field communication device for communicating with the external
near-field communication devices on the basis of the received updated context information.

US Pat. No. 9,268,325

MANUFACTURING PROCESS MONITORING SYSTEM AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS MONITORING METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A manufacturing process monitoring system for monitoring anomalies in a manufacturing process for products, the system
comprising:
an information storage section configured to store data collected from plural lots of a manufactured product as previously
collected data;

a selection information section configured to create a value of a weighting factor, wherein the value of the weighting factor
pertains to a product yield for each lot of the manufactured product and establishes a priority associated with the weighting
factors when classifying the previously collected data, wherein a higher yield is classified with a higher priority;

a detection apparatus configured to acquire data in the manufacturing process that is subjected to anomaly monitoring;
a reference space formation section configured to classify the previously collected data provided from the information storage
section to produce classified data by using a product of a distance and the value of the weighting factor, the reference space
formation section configured to form a reference space based on the classified data, the distance being between the data subjected
to anomaly monitoring and each of the previously collected data provided from the information storage section; and

a monitoring section configured to monitor anomalies of the data subjected to anomaly monitoring based on the reference space.

US Pat. No. 9,268,740

EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT RECOGNIZING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE AND LIGHT DISTRIBUTION CONTROL SYSTEM USING THE SAME

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An external environment recognizing device for vehicle comprising:
an image acquiring unit comprising a camera configured to acquire an image obtained by picking up an image of an area ahead
of an own vehicle;

one or more computers configured with:
a light-source extracting unit configured to extract a light source from the acquired image to determine a position of the
light source;

an own-vehicle-speed acquiring unit configured to acquire own vehicle speed;
an oncoming-vehicle-presence-possible-region setting unit configured to estimate an oncoming vehicle presence possible region
on the basis of the own vehicle speed; and

an oncoming-vehicle detecting unit configured to detect an oncoming vehicle on the basis of the oncoming vehicle presence
possible region estimated by the oncoming-vehicle-presence-possible-region setting unit and the light source extracted by
the light-source extracting unit, wherein

the oncoming-vehicle-presence-possible-region setting unit is configured to estimate a minimum turning radius of a traveling
road on the basis of the own vehicle speed, a minimum curvature radius of the traveling road corresponding to a speed limit
determined in advance, and traffic information indicating whether driving on the traveling road is driving on a right side
or driving on a left side and estimate the oncoming vehicle presence possible region on the basis of the estimated minimum
turning radius such that certain areas are excluded from the presence possible region based upon whether driving on the traveling
road is driving on a right side or driving on a left side and which direction the vehicle is turning.

US Pat. No. 9,268,653

EXTENT METADATA UPDATE LOGGING AND CHECKPOINTING

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

6. A method comprising:
executing, by a node of a cluster, an extent store layer of a storage input/output (I/O) stack;
storing, in the cluster, a set of hash tables having a plurality of slots embodying extent metadata that describe write data
of one or more write requests organized into one or more extents;

maintaining one or more non-volatile logs (NVLogs) in the cluster, the one or more NVLogs including an extent store layer
log maintained by the extent store layer, the extent store layer log configured to record changes to the set of hash tables
as a plurality of log stream structures, each log stream structure associated with a hash table of the set of hash tables
such that changed slots of the hash table are recorded as entries in the log stream structure;

organizing one or more solid state drives (SSDs) of the cluster as a plurality of log streams, each log stream associated
with a corresponding log stream structure of the extent store layer log and including one or more log stream pages storing
copies of corresponding entries of the log stream structure; and

writing the hash table to the one or more SSDs using a fuzzy checkpointing technique wherein contents of a checkpoint are
configured for applying log entry and log stream page updates occurring during the checkpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,268,357

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSERTION AND REMOVAL OF AN INFORMATION HANDLING RESOURCE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system, comprising:
a structural member defining at least a portion of a bay for receiving an information handling resource;
a release latch mechanically coupled to the structural member via a latch spring; and
a slider slidably coupled to the structural member and mechanically coupled to the structural member by an ejection spring
with an ejection spring force configured to bias the slider in a first position relative to the structural member in absence
of a force other than the rejection spring force, the slider configured to, when the information handling resource is inserted
into the bay:

slide relative to the structural member in a direction opposite the ejection spring force and away from the first position;
and

engage with the release latch, such that when engaged with the release latch, the slider is biased in a second position away
from the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,271,330

INTERNET MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM (IMS) CONTROL OVER SESSION TRANSFER BETWEEN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a communication system to transfer a media session for User Equipment (UE) between communication
networks, the method comprising:
in a session control server, receiving a session request for the UE over a first one of the communication networks and exchanging
first control signaling with the UE and a transfer control server to establish the media session for the UE over the first
communication network;

in a transfer control server and in response to the first control signaling, transferring an association of the UE and the
transfer control server for delivery to a translation server;

in the translation server, individually associating the UE with the transfer control server in the data structure responsive
to the association from the transfer control server;

in the translation server, receiving a transfer request for the UE from a second one of the communication networks and processing
the data structure to identify the transfer control server that is associated with the UE and transferring the transfer request
for delivery to the transfer control server; and

in the transfer control server, exchanging second control signaling with the second communication network responsive to the
transfer request to transfer the media session for the UE from the first communication network to the second communication
network.

US Pat. No. 9,270,698

FILTER FOR NETWORK INTRUSION AND VIRUS DETECTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method to perform string matching for network packet inspection, the method comprising:
configuring a set of H slice circuits, each ith slice circuit of the set of H slice circuits being configured to perform the steps of:

independently storing an ith input window of Wi bytes of data from an input data stream;

padding the Wi bytes of data if necessary, and multiplying the Wi bytes of data by a Galois-field polynomial modulo an irreducible Galois-field polynomial combined with a randomly generated
polynomial multiplier to generate an ith hash index;

accessing a storage location of a memory corresponding to the ith hash index to generate an ith slice-hit signal of a set of H slice-hit signals; and

providing the ith slice-hit signal to an AND-OR logic array as one of the set of H slice-hit signals; and

configuring the AND-OR logic array to receive the set of H slice-hit signals and to combine the set of H slice-hit signals
into a match result.

US Pat. No. 9,268,654

CENTRALIZED EXECUTION OF SNAPSHOT BACKUPS IN A DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

19. A system for centralizing storage operations for a plurality of applications running on a plurality of hosted client systems,
comprising:
the plurality of hosted client systems, wherein each of the hosted client systems runs at least one of the plurality of applications,
wherein the plurality of applications includes different types of applications;

a plurality of agents, wherein one of the agents is associated with each of the applications, and further wherein each agent
is able to perform functions including stopping the associated application, starting the associated application, quiescing
the associated application, unquiescing the associated application, and recovering the associated application;

a networked primary storage for the plurality of applications;
a networked secondary storage to vault data into from the primary storage; and
a central server, wherein the central server:
receives a first storage operation request for a first one of the plurality of applications and a second storage operation
request for a second one of the plurality of applications, wherein the first one and the second one of the plurality of applications
are different applications, wherein the first storage operation request and the second storage operation request are to be
performed on the networked primary storage;

coordinates a pre-defined workflow for each of the first storage operation request and the second storage operation request;
calls a first agent and a second agent, using an application programming interface (API) shared by the central server and
the first agent and the second agent to perform application tasks responsive to the first storage operation request and the
second storage operation request, respectively;

configures login credentials at the central server for the primary and secondary storage; and
performs storage server calls to the networked primary and secondary storage responsive to the storage operation request.

US Pat. No. 9,267,610

HYDRAULIC PRESSURE CONTROL DEVICE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Aichi-...

8. A hydraulic pressure control device comprising:
a hydraulic pressure unit, in which a solenoid valve for hydraulic pressure control is assembled with a hydraulic pressure
block; and

an electronic control unit, which includes a circuit board having a drive control circuit of the solenoid valve and stored
inside a resin case,

wherein a solenoid coil is fit onto the main body of the solenoid valve fixed to the hydraulic pressure block of hydraulic
pressure unit,

wherein the solenoid coil is elastically pressed against and fixed to the hydraulic pressure block by a coil pressing arm
integrally formed with the resin case, and

wherein the coil pressing arm is substantially bent along a part of an outer circumference of the coil in a view taken in
an axial direction of the coil.

US Pat. No. 9,267,530

CAP STRUCTURE FOR PULLEY-FIXING NUT OF VEHICLE-USE ELECTRIC ROTATING MACHINE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A cap structure for a pulley-fixing nut of a vehicle-use electric rotating machine having a pulley driven by a belt, the
cap structure comprising:
a nut configured to be engaged with a bolt end portion formed in an end of a rotating shaft of the electric rotating machine
to fix the pulley, the nut having a polygonal outer periphery including a step portion projecting radially outward at an axial
position closer to a seating surface of the nut than an axial center of the nut; and

a cap for covering the nut and the bolt end portion protruding from the nut when the nut is engaged with the bolt, the cap
being made of casting resin and having a polygonal inner periphery and an annular claw portion, a number of sides of the polygonal
inner periphery being equal to a natural number-multiple of a number of sides of the outer periphery of the nut, an inner
diameter of an axial end of the annular claw portion being smaller than an outer diameter of the step portion of the nut,

wherein the cap includes a guide portion provided at a boundary between each adjacent two of the sides of the polygonal inner
periphery, the guide portion being formed of a dent in each adjacent two of the sides of the polygonal inner periphery and
having a shape of a triangular sidewall which widens toward the axial end of the annular claw portion.

US Pat. No. 9,268,579

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCURATE INITIALIZATION FROM LOW-POWER AND POWER-OFF STATES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer system, comprising:
a device operative to be powered down to a power-off state depending upon an amount of user activity on the computer system;
and

a device controller in communication with the device and operative to initialize the device from the power-off state to a
power-on state responsive to user activity on the computer system,

wherein the device controller comprises at least one sensor device configured to determine a temperature of the device controller
before the device enters the power-on state.

US Pat. No. 9,271,422

DRIVE APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A drive apparatus comprising:
a semiconductor module including switching elements;
a connector provided for electrical connection with an external part and including a peripheral wall and a first fitting part
formed on the peripheral wall; and

a holding member including a module holding part and a connector holding part, the module holding part holding the semiconductor
module, and the connector holding part being provided with a second fitting part for fitting with the first fitting part and
holding the connector, wherein:

the first fitting part is formed on a first surface of the peripheral wall, which faces an accommodation bottom part of the
connector holding part, and side walls, which are formed on both sides of the first surface; and

the drive apparatus further comprises a frame member provided on the second surface side, which is opposite to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 9,270,797

REDUCING INDUCTIVE HEATING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An audio transducer apparatus comprising:
a magnet assembly comprising at least two magnet assembly components, where a first one of the components has a first material,
where the magnet assembly is part of the audio transducer apparatus;

a heating reduction system configured to reduce induced heating in the first component, where the heating reduction system
comprises a member at least partially surrounding the magnet assembly, where the member comprises a material which has an
electrical conductivity that is higher than an electrical conductivity of the first material to thereby reduce induced heating
in the first component by a field from outside the magnet assembly; and

a heat transfer member extending from the member of the heating reduction system, where the heat transfer member is configured
to transfer heat away from the member of the heating reduction system, where the heat transfer member comprises a ground plane
of a printed wiring board of an apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,269,090

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING INDICATIONS REGARDING RECOMMENDED CONTENT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an indication of a recommended content item;
determining a recommendation criteria associated with the recommended content item;
determining to select a graphical symbol for presentation in association with the recommended content item, wherein the graphical
symbol is indicative of the recommendation criteria associated with the recommended content item;

determining to provide further information along with the indication of the recommendation criteria; and
determining to display the graphical symbol in association with the recommended content item as a graphical overlay on the
further information,

wherein a graphic associated with an entity providing a recommendation of the recommended content item is selected, the selected
graphic being at least one of an image of a person providing the recommendation and an advertisement associated with the entity.

US Pat. No. 9,267,787

DEPTH SCANNING WITH MULTIPLE EMITTERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. Mapping apparatus, comprising:
a transmitter, which is configured to emit, in alternation, at least two beams comprising pulses of light along respective
beam axes that are mutually offset transversely relative to a scan line direction of a raster pattern;

a scanner, comprising at least one rotating mirror, which is configured to rotate while the transmitter directs the at least
two beams to reflect from the at least one rotating mirror so as to scan the two or more beams in the raster pattern over
a scene;

a receiver, comprising a detector which is configured to receive, via reflection from the at least one mirror, the light reflected
from the scene as the at least one mirror rotates, and to generate an output indicative of a time of flight of the pulses
to and from points in the scene; and

a processor, which is coupled to process the output of the receiver so as to generate a 3D map of the scene.

US Pat. No. 9,271,385

MAGNETIC STRUCTURE FOR CIRCULAR ION ACCELERATOR

Ion Beam Applications S.A...

1. A magnet structure for use in a circular ion accelerator comprising:
a cold-mass structure including superconducting magnetic coils;
at least one dry cryocooler unit coupled with the cold-mass structure and configured to cool the cold-mass structure; and
a magnetic yoke structure including a return yoke configured radially around the superconducting magnetic coils;
wherein the return yoke comprises an opening in which the at least one dry cryocooler unit is received so as to be in thermal
contact with the cold-mass structure.

US Pat. No. 9,268,211

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, AND PATTERNING DEVICE FOR USE IN A LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESS

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A reticle comprising:
a pattern to form in a scanning-type lithographic apparatus a patterned radiation beam; and
a grating configured to cooperate with a measurement system of the lithographic apparatus, the grating extending in a scanning
direction over a complete length of the reticle from a first outer side of the reticle to a second outer side, opposite the
first outer side, of the reticle.

US Pat. No. 9,267,516

HYDROMECHANICAL CLAMPING DEVICE

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A clamping device comprising:
a base body defining at least a portion of at least one pressure chamber, the base body having at least one opening oriented
in a direction of action, the at least one opening including a step oriented in the direction of action,

a plate having a first surface exposed at the outside of the base body and a second surface facing into the at least one pressure
chamber, the plate having a periphery on the step and being fixedly connected with the base body in a pressure-tight manner
and sealing the at least one opening in the direction of action, the membrane defining a first side wall section of the pressure
chamber,

a movable second side wall section partially delimiting the pressure chamber,
a constant amount of pressure fluid sealed in the pressure chamber, and
a mechanical actuator configured to move the second side wall section towards the pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,270,464

METHODS FOR SECURE ENROLLMENT AND BACKUP OF PERSONAL IDENTITY CREDENTIALS INTO ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving at a personal identification device a public key before biometric data associated with enrollment is received;
sending an identifier from the personal identification device to a party based on the public key before biometric data associated
with enrollment is received, the identifier being uniquely associated with the personal identification device;

receiving at the personal identification device a digital certificate from the party based on the identifier before biometric
data associated with enrollment is received; and

disabling functionality within the personal identification device except that the personal identification device is in a wait
state associated with future enrollment.

US Pat. No. 9,270,032

CONNECTOR WITH PIERCING TAIL

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing with a body and an assembly frame, the body having a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each
other, and a plurality of terminal mounting holes penetrating through the first surface and the second surface, the assembly
frame extending outwardly from the second surface and forming a mounting surface;

a circuit board mounted to the mounting surface of the assembly frame and including a plurality of pressing holes that penetrate
through the circuit board, and a plurality of conductive traces connecting the plurality of pressing holes; and

a plurality of terminals, each of the plurality of terminals having a main body, a plurality of pins and a pressing portion,
the main body being mounted to the corresponding terminal mounting hole and having a first edge adjacent to the first surface
and a second edge adjacent to the second surface, the plurality of pins integrally extending outwardly from the first edge
of the main body to protrude out of the first surface of the body, the pressing portion integrally extending outwardly from
the second edge of the main body to protrude out of the second surface of the body, and at least part of the pressing portion
protruding out of the mounting surface of the assembly frame so as to be provided through the corresponding pressing hole
to press against the circuit board and electrically connect with the plurality of conductive traces.

US Pat. No. 9,266,346

COLOR MIXING DETECTION METHOD, COLOR MIXING DETECTION APPARATUS, AND PRINTING APPARATUS FOR INKJET PRINTING HEAD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for detecting an occurrence of a color mixing of ink in an inkjet printing head that can eject at least first
and second inks having different colors, comprising:
a printing step of allowing the printing head and a printing medium to move relative to each other in a first direction while
allowing the first ink to be ejected through the printing head so that an inspection pattern having a uniform density is printed
on the printing medium by the first ink;

a density measurement step of measuring a density of a printed image of the inspection pattern; and
a detection step of detecting the occurrence of the color mixing of the first and second inks when a density-changed part
in the printed image in which the density measured by the density measurement step deviates from an allowable density continuously
extends in the first direction for a predetermined range or more.

US Pat. No. 9,271,290

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING MULTI-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY CARRIER AGGREGATION

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

16. A method for performing wireless communications in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) supporting multi-radio access
technology (RAT) carrier aggregation (CA), the method comprising:
configuring a first medium access control (MAC) entity in the WTRU that is associated with a first RAT;
provisioning a primary channel associated with the first MAC entity;
configuring a second medium access control (MAC) entity in the WTRU that is associated with a second RAT;
provisioning a supplementary channel associated with the second MAC entity using the primary channel including
determining a timing between the primary channel and a supplementary channel, and
establishing an activation time or a deactivation time of the supplementary channel according to the determined timing;
selectively activating or deactivating the second MAC entity associated with the second RAT using information communicated
over the first RAT and the established activation or deactivation time; and

on condition that the supplementary channel is activated, aggregating a first portion of data of a communication sent via
the primary channel and processed via the first MAC entity with a second portion of the data of the communication concurrently
sent via the supplementary channel and processed via the second MAC entity or segmenting the first portion of the data of
the communication to be sent via the primary channel and to be processed via the first MAC entity from the second portion
of the data of the communication to be concurrently sent via the supplementary channel and to be processed via the second
MAC entity.

US Pat. No. 9,270,089

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MODULAR AND SCALABLE POWER INFRASTRUCTURE OUTSIDE OF USABLE IT SPACE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A rack-level power infrastructure, comprising:
a chassis configured to mount on the side of a rack, wherein the chassis includes a plurality of power supply unit slots;
a power cable interface box (PCIB) disposed within the chassis, wherein the PCIB receives alternating current (AC) power;
a power distribution unit (PDU), wherein the PDU comprises a plurality of power supply units, and wherein the PDU balances
power consumption through a phase-balancing and distribution configuration;

at least one of the plurality of power supply units disposed within one of the plurality of power supply unit slots, wherein
the at least one power supply unit receives AC power from the PCIB and outputs direct current (DC) power to a busbar; and

a battery back-up unit (BBU) element disposed within the chassis, wherein the BBU element charges from and discharges to the
busbar.

US Pat. No. 9,268,291

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING CIRCUIT BOARD

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming unit comprising a photosensitive body configured to carry developer, and an exposure unit configured to scan
and expose the photosensitive body to light;

a pair of frames disposed in a horizontal direction opposite to each other with the image forming unit being positioned therebetween;
a supply board configured to supply electric power to an electric motor;
a control board configured to control operation of the image forming unit; and
a connecting member extending in the horizontal direction and supporting the exposure unit and at least one of the control
board and the supply board, the connecting member having each longitudinal end portion connected to each of the pair of frames.

US Pat. No. 9,270,485

METHOD FOR ETHERNET RING PROTECTION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP) method, comprising:
when a fault on a link on an Ethernet ring network is detected by a ring node, determining, by the ring node, whether the
faulty link is a link where a normally blocked port locates; and

sending, by the ring node, a first control message which carries a fault occurrence indication and a non-clearing indication
to other ring nodes on the Ethernet ring network, if the faulty link is the link where the normally blocked port locates,
wherein the non-clearing indication indicates that a forwarding table is not desired to be cleared by the other ring nodes;

wherein the first control message is an Alarm Indication Signal (AIS) packet in the Ethernet Operation Administration and
Maintenance (OAM) mechanism, and the AIS packet includes a Flags field that carries the fault occurrence indication and the
non-clearing indication.

US Pat. No. 9,270,333

ADJUSTED TRANSMISSION IN XDSL

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method, in a transmitting node connected to a respective first end of a first digital subscriber line and a second digital
subscriber line, a second end of the first digital subscriber line being connected to a first receiving node, the method comprising:
transmitting a first signal (A1) on the first digital subscriber line;

transmitting a second signal (A2) on the second digital subscriber line, the second signal being related to the first signal;

adjusting the transmitting of the second signal on the second digital subscriber line such that a contribution from the second
signal interferes constructively with a signal (A1?) at the second end of the first digital subscriber line, where the signal A1? represents the first signal A1 having propagated through the first digital subscriber line.

US Pat. No. 9,268,065

COMPOSITION FOR POLARIZING FILM, POLARIZING FILM, AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE POLARIZING FILM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A composition for a polarizing film, comprising
a polyolefin and
a dichroic dye represented by Chemical Formula 1:

 wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
EWG is a halogen, C(?O)R, C(?O)OR?, a haloalkyl group, C(?O)Cl, CN, SO3R?, or NO2, wherein R, R?, and R? are a C1 to C30 alkyl group,

Ar1 is a C6 to C12 arylene group or a C4 to C12 heteroarylene group,

Ar2 is a C12 to C20 arylene group or a C4 to C20 heteroarylene group,

R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20
alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group,
or a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkynyl group, provided that at least one of R1 and R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkoxy group, a substituted
or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C20 alkenyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted
C2 to C20 alkynyl group,

R3 and R4 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20
alkoxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylthio group,

m and n are integers of 1 or 2,
R1a is hydrogen or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group,

provided that R1, R1a, and R2 are not simultaneously hydrogen,

provided that a+p, q, and r do not exceed bonding valence of the phenylene group, Ar1 and Ar2, respectively, and

R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl group, wherein R5 and R6 are optionally linked to each other to provide a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,267,840

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS THAT AMPLIFIES REFERENCE VOLTAGES CORRESPONDING TO PIXEL SIGNALS OF DIFFERENT COLORS AT DIFFERENT GAINS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion apparatus comprising:
a plurality of pixels each generating pixel signals by a photoelectric conversion, and including a first pixel and a second
pixel, the first pixel having a first color filter of a first color, the second pixel having a second color filter of a second
color different from the first color;

a first amplifier circuit configured to input the pixel signal of the first pixel and the pixel signal of the second pixel,
amplify the pixel signal of the first pixel at a first gain, and amplify the pixel signal of the second pixel at a second
gain different from the first gain; and

a second amplifier circuit configured to input a reference signal, amplify the reference signal at a third gain in correspondence
with the pixel signal of the first pixel inputted to the first amplifier circuit, and amplify the reference signal at a fourth
gain in correspondence with the pixel signal of the second pixel inputted to the first amplifier circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,266,687

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF DEVICES ALONG A TRANSPORT PATH

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A transport system comprising:
a transport tube having a feed end and a point of use end;
a plurality of fasteners;
a plurality of device carriers carrying the plurality of fasteners, wherein the plurality of device carriers comprises a common
external surface, and openings having different configurations to accommodate different configurations of heads of different
ones of the plurality of fasteners, at least some of the plurality of device carriers having a different internal configuration
than at least some of the other ones of the plurality of device carriers, the internal configuration determined based on at
least one physical characteristic of a fastener to be inserted therein; and

a source operable to move the plurality of device carriers through the transport tube from the feed end to the point of use
end, the plurality of device carriers having a common external surface to allow transport through the transport tube.

US Pat. No. 9,267,790

MEASURING DEVICE OF MEASUREMENT OBJECT, CALCULATING DEVICE, MEASUREMENT METHOD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ITEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A measuring device that measures a measurement object, the measuring device comprising:
a two-dimensional measuring unit that obtains two-dimensional image data by performing image pickup on the measurement object;
a three-dimensional measuring unit that obtains three-dimensional data by three-dimensionally measuring the measurement object;
and

an obtaining unit that detects a temporary edge of the measurement object using the three-dimensional data, sets an edge detection
range in a two-dimensional image using the detected temporary edge, and detects an edge of the measurement object in the edge
detection range using the two-dimensional image data to obtain shape information of the measurement object.

US Pat. No. 9,267,738

RIGID AND ELASTIC MOUNTING FOR VEHICLE HEAT EXCHANGER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An air conditioning system for a vehicle, comprising:
a heat exchanger having an upper tank part disposed at an upper end of the heat exchanger, a lower tank part disposed at a
lower end of the heat exchanger and a plurality of tubes extending between the upper tank part and the lower tank part;

a case that clamps and holds an outer peripheral part of the lower end of the heat exchanger at least in a thickness direction
of the heat exchanger; and

a lower elastic body that is disposed at the lower end of the heat exchanger at a part of the outer peripheral part of the
lower end of the heat exchanger between the case and the lower end of the heat exchanger on a first side of the heat exchanger
in the thickness direction of the heat exchanger, wherein:

a second side of the heat exchanger in the thickness direction of the heat exchanger opposite to the first side at the lower
end of the heat exchanger is held directly by the case such that the second side of the lower end of the heat exchanger is
in direct contact with the case;

the lower elastic body is compressively deformed by stress, with which the case clamps the outer peripheral part of the lower
end of the heat exchanger;

a region of the outer peripheral part of the lower end of the heat exchanger includes a planar portion at least on the first
side of the heat exchanger;

the case includes a proximity portion at a position of the case opposed to the planar portion in the thickness direction of
the heat exchanger; and

the proximity portion is located adjacent to the planar portion to limit an air leak.

US Pat. No. 9,267,459

FUEL-INJECTOR-REPLACEMENT DETERMINING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A fuel-injector-replacement determining device which is applied to a fuel injection system including a fuel-injector for
injecting a fuel into an internal combustion engine, an electronic control unit controlling an operation of the fuel-injector
based on characteristic data of the fuel-injector, an injector-memory means provided to the fuel-injector, and a controller-memory
means provided to the electronic control unit, and a data-update means updating the characteristic data stored in the controller-memory
means into the characteristic data stored in the injector-memory means in a case that the fuel-injector is replaced, the fuel-injector-replacement
determining device comprising;
a learning means for obtaining a learning value of the characteristic data and for updating the characteristic data stored
in the controller-memory means into the learning value while the internal combustion engine is running;

an updating means for updating the characteristic data stored in the injector-memory means into the characteristic data stored
in the controller-memory means when an ignition switch is turned off to stop the internal combustion engine;

a collation means for determining whether the characteristic data stored in the controller-memory means are consistent with
the characteristic data stored in the injector-memory means when the ignition switch is turned on to start the internal combustion
engine; and

a replacement determination means for determining that the fuel-injector is replaced without updating the characteristic data
stored in the controller-memory means into the characteristic data stored in the injector-memory means when the collation
means determines that characteristic data stored in the controller-memory means are not consistent with the characteristic
data stored in the injector-memory means.

US Pat. No. 9,268,493

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SMART STORAGE INTERCONNECTION IN A HETEROGENEOUS STORAGE ENVIRONMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system, comprising:
a first storage subsystem that is configured to operate according to a first protocol and that includes a first redundant
array of independent disks (RAID) engine, a first storage drive coupled to the first RAID engine, a first front-end interface,
and a first configurable back-end interface that the first storage subsystem configures in an initiator mode to send communications
and a target mode to receive communications;

a second storage subsystem that is configured to operate according to a second protocol that is different than the first protocol
and that includes a second redundant array of independent disks (RAID) engine, a second storage drive coupled to the second
RAID engine, a second front-end interface, and a second configurable back-end interface that the second storage subsystem
configures in an initiator mode to send communications and a target mode to receive communications;

a back-end switch that is coupled to the first configurable back-end interface and the second configurable back-end interface,
wherein the back-end switch is configured to convert communications between the first protocol and the second protocol; and

a first RAID volume including the first storage drive and the second storage drive.

US Pat. No. 9,268,551

RUNTIME CREATION, ASSIGNMENT, DEPLOYMENT AND UPDATING OF ARBITRARY RADIO WAVEFORM TECHNIQUES FOR A RADIO WAVEFORM GENERATION DEVICE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A programmable device for providing runtime implementation of a plurality of waveform parameters techniques as defined
by frequency, phase, and amplitude of a waveform as a function of time, comprising:
a parser arranged to parse packet data files to generate channel properties associated with at least one of the plurality
of waveform parameters techniques;

a user application, coupled to the parser, the user application arranged to process the channel properties into channelized
waveform data according to the at least one of the plurality of waveform parameters techniques;

a packetizer, coupled to the user application, the packetizer arranged to packetize the channelized waveform data; and
a digital-to-analog converter, coupled to the packetizer, the digital-to-analog converter arranged to convert the channelized
waveform data to analog RF signals representing the waveform corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of waveform
parameters techniques.

US Pat. No. 9,266,406

AIR-CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An air-conditioner for a vehicle comprising:
an air conditioning case having an air intake port on a first side and a plurality of air outlets on a second side, air passing
through the plurality of air outlets toward a passenger compartment, the plurality of air outlets being opened to correspond
to a plurality of seats including a predetermined seat, which contains at least a driver seat, and the other seat, the air
conditioning case having an air passage between the air intake port and the plurality of air outlets, blow-off air passing
through the air passage;

an air conditioning blower sending air to the air passage of the air conditioning case;
an air conditioning part which heats or cools to air-condition the air sent from the air conditioning blower and sends conditioned-air
to the plurality of air outlets;

an opening-and-closing part which changes opening-and-closing state of the plurality of air outlets between an allowed state
and an intercepted state, conditioned-air being allowed to pass an air outlet of the plurality of air outlets which air-conditions
the other seat except the predetermined seat in the allowed state and being intercepted in the intercepted state, conditioned-air
being allowed to pass an air outlet of the plurality of air outlets which air-conditions the predetermined seat in the intercepted
state; and

a control part which conducts an air conditioning for the passenger compartment by controlling the air conditioning blower,
the air conditioning part and the opening-and-closing part, wherein

the control part controls the opening-and-closing part into the intercepted state as a control of a predetermined seat state,
when a predetermined seat air conditioning command is provided to air-condition the predetermined seat,

when a stop command which requires to stop the air conditioning blower is provided in the predetermined seat state, the control
part controls the air conditioning blower to stop sending air, and

after the air conditioning blower is stopped, the control part controls the opening-and-closing part to open at least one
air outlet of the plurality of air outlets which air-conditions the other seat in a manner that a total open area of the air
outlets becomes larger than or equal to a total open area of the air outlets in the predetermined seat state.

US Pat. No. 9,265,653

THERMAL THERAPY DEVICE INCORPORATING CARBON NANOTUBES

Tsinghua University, Bei...

16. A thermal therapy device comprising a substrate and at least one heating unit arranged on the substrate, wherein the at
least one heating unit comprises a heating element, a first electrode, and a second electrode, the heating element comprises
a carbon nanotube film structure and a polymer matrix, the carbon nanotube film structure is substantially parallel to and
offset from a central plane of the polymer matrix, and the first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected
to the carbon nanotube film structure, and control the amount of heat and deformation produced by the carbon nanotube film
structure; wherein thermal expansion coefficients of the polymer matrix and the carbon nanotube film structure are different
so that the heating element is configured to bend in a direction away from the substrate when current flows through the carbon
nanotube film structure.

US Pat. No. 9,271,225

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING CHANNEL SCANNING TIME BY SHARING CHANNEL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN)

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for scanning a channel in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:
extracting at least one target channel from among a plurality of channels present in at least one frequency band, based on
channel scanning record information;

generating a basic service set (BSS) existing channel information element (IE) including at least one BSS existing channel
bitmap indicating information on a channel in which at least one access point (AP) exists, based on channel information received
from at least one neighboring station (STA);

determining a scanning rank of at least one target channel, using the BSS existing channel IE; and
identifying a target AP from among the at least one AP through scanning the at least one target channel, based on the scanning
rank.

US Pat. No. 9,271,198

HANDOVER FROM CIRCUIT SWITCHED DOMAIN TO CIRCUIT SWITCHED SERVICE OVER PACKET SWITCHED DOMAIN

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a radio network controller for initiating a handover of a mobile station, the method comprising:
upon deciding, by the radio network controller, to perform the handover of a circuit switched service using a circuit switched
bearer of the mobile station from a circuit switched domain to a packet switched domain in a mobile communications network,
starting a circuit switched handover process by transmitting from the radio network controller to a mobile station controller
a first relocation required message, wherein said first relocation required message comprises an Internet Protocol (IP) address
and an access port allocated to the mobile station; and

wherein the mobile communications network comprises a radio network and a core network, the core network comprises the mobile
station controller, and the radio network comprises the radio network controller.

US Pat. No. 9,270,372

FREE-SPACE OPTICAL MESH NETWORK

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A network comprising:
four or more nodes, each node having a plurality of optical data terminals to provide optical beam hopping capability to connect
to at least two remote nodes using an optical link;

wherein each of the nodes includes:
a network node controller;
a network processor;
an RF system connected to the node controller and the network processor, establishing RF links with each of the other nodes,
and monitoring spatial and temporal information of each of the other nodes; and

an optical system connected to the network node controller and including an optical bench and the optical data terminals;
wherein at least a first pair of nodes and a second pair of nodes connected in a first network topology during a first period
of time, and

wherein at least a different first pair of nodes and a different second pair of nodes connected in a second network topology
during a second period of time,

wherein a first data path is established among the connected nodes during the first period of time and a second data path
is established among the connected nodes during a second period of time,

wherein adaptive routing and link switching are used to select the first and second network topology based upon the number
of nodes in the network and based on the spatial and temporal information of the nodes in the network.

US Pat. No. 9,269,178

VIRTUAL CAMERA FOR 3D MAPS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile device comprising:
a set of processing units for executing sets of instructions;
a non-transitory machine-readable medium storing a mapping application which when executed on the mobile device by at least
one of the processing units provides an animated navigation presentation that shows the device navigating along a three-dimensional
(3D ) map of a region that the device is traversing, the mapping application comprising sets of instructions for:

defining a virtual camera that identifies a view of the 3D map to render at each of a plurality of instances of time;
as the device traverses the region, generating a navigation presentation by moving the virtual camera along a navigated route
in the 3D map in order to identify different views of the 3D map to render;

as the navigation presentation reaches a first threshold distance of a turn along the navigated route, moving the virtual
camera upwards from a 3D perspective view to a top-down, two-dimensional view of the map at a location of the turn; and

as the navigation presentation passes a second threshold distance after the turn along the navigated route, moving the virtual
camera downwards from the top-down view to a 3D perspective view of the map, wherein the upwards and downwards movements of
the virtual camera are for preventing a view of a point of focus to be obstructed by any other object in the 3D map.

US Pat. No. 9,268,993

REAL-TIME FACE DETECTION USING COMBINATIONS OF LOCAL AND GLOBAL FEATURES

Futurewei Technologies, I...

16. A method comprising:
receiving an image;
detecting a skin area in the image to obtain an expanded rectangular facial candidate area;
detecting a face in the expanded rectangular facial candidate area to obtain an initial detected facial area;
subjecting the initial detected facial area to a false alarm removal, wherein the false alarm removal comprises:
determining whether or not to merge overlapping windows; and
performing a principal component analysis (PCA); and
outputting a detected facial area,
wherein the method is performed using a computer or a processor.

US Pat. No. 9,267,690

TURBOMACHINE COMBUSTOR NOZZLE INCLUDING A MONOLITHIC NOZZLE COMPONENT AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbomachine combustor nozzle comprising:
a monolithic nozzle component having a plate element and a plurality of nozzle elements, each of the plurality of nozzle elements
including a first end extending from the plate element to a second end, the plate element and plurality of nozzle elements
being formed as a unitary component, wherein the plate element includes a wall member, the wall member projecting axially
outward from the plate element; and

a plate member joined to the monolithic nozzle component, the plate member including an outer edge defining first and second
surfaces and a plurality of openings extending between the first and second surfaces, the plurality of openings being configured
and disposed to register with and receive the second end of corresponding ones of the plurality of nozzle elements, wherein
the plate member comprises a cap member including a wall portion projecting axially outward from the second surface, the wall
portion being configured and disposed to engage with the wall member to define a fluid plenum.

US Pat. No. 9,269,411

ORGANIZING DATA IN A HYBRID MEMORY FOR SEARCH OPERATIONS

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

13. A system, comprising:
a ternary content addressable memory (TCAM);
a random access memory (RAM); and
a hybrid memory lookup table encoder configured to:
store a plurality of data entries in the RAM, each of the stored plurality of data entries including a header part and a body
part; and

encode each of a plurality of bit sequences in the header part of at least one of the stored plurality of data entries to
indicate a bit comparing action associated with a respective bit sequence in the body part of the at least one of the stored
plurality of data entries.

US Pat. No. 9,267,674

SOLID STATE LIGHT WITH ENCLOSED LIGHT GUIDE AND INTEGRATED THERMAL GUIDE

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A light with integrated light and thermal guides, comprising:
a light source;
a light section having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a light guide, coupled to the second side of the light section, comprising a material having a first surface and a second
surface opposite the first surface and an edge between the first and second surfaces, wherein the second surface forms an
enclosed interior volume, the light guide is in communication to the light source for receiving and distributing light from
the light source, and the light is transported within the light guide until the light exits from the first or second surface,
wherein the light source is located at the edge of the light guide in order to optically couple the light into the light guide
at the edge; and

a thermal guide at least partially contained within the interior volume and integrated with the light guide for providing
thermal conduction from the light source for cooling the light, wherein an air gap is formed between at least a portion of
the thermal guide and the second surface of the light guide, wherein the thermal guide is separable from the light section,
the thermal guide has mechanical interference with the light guide in order to hold the light guide on the light section,
and the mechanical interference comprises a portion of the thermal guide placed against the second surface of the light guide
and holding the first surface of the light guide against a portion of the light section.

US Pat. No. 9,266,389

WHEEL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A wheel assembly for use with a vehicle, said wheel assembly comprising:
a first inner wheel portion comprising a first plurality of walls that combine to define a substantially hollow first chamber;
a second inner wheel portion positioned adjacent to said first inner wheel portion, said second inner wheel portion comprising
a second plurality of walls that combine to define a substantially hollow second chamber;

a first wheel bladder comprising a first radially inner wall coupled to a radially outer wall of said first plurality of walls
such that said first wheel bladder is positioned radially outward from said first inner wheel portion, said first chamber
configured to induce suction, pressure, or both to said first wheel bladder; and

a second wheel bladder comprising a second radially inner wall coupled to a radially outer wall of said second plurality of
walls such that said second wheel bladder is positioned radially outward from said second inner wheel portion, wherein the
wheel assembly is coupled to an axle assembly including an inner axle and an outer axle configured to rotate about the inner
axle, the inner axle configured to retain an inflation device for inducing at least one of suction and pressure to the wheel
assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,270,915

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device comprising:
a first shared pixel including:
a first plurality of photoelectric conversion portions, and
a first transistor portion shared by the first plurality of photoelectric conversion portions, the first transistor portion
including a first reset transistor, a first amplification transistor, and a first selection transistor; and

a second shared pixel disposed adjacent to the first shared pixel and including:
a second plurality of photoelectric conversion portions, and
a second transistor portion shared by the second plurality of photoelectric conversion portions, the second transistor portion
including a second reset transistor, a second amplification transistor, and a second selection transistor,

wherein a gate terminal of the first selection transistor, a gate terminal of the first amplification transistor, a gate terminal
of the second amplification transistor, and a gate terminal of the second selection transistor are adjacent one another in
a first row in this order, and

wherein a gate terminal of the first reset transistor and a gate terminal of the second reset transistor are disposed in a
second row.

US Pat. No. 9,268,233

FORMING METHOD AND SUBSTRATE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of forming a detection mark from a line pattern formed on a substrate, comprising:
a first step of deciding a first region for forming the detection mark on the substrate, and a second region which surrounds
the first region and in which formation of the detection mark is forbidden; and

a second step of projecting, onto the substrate by a projection optical system, patterns including a first cut pattern for
partially cutting the line pattern in the first region to form a plurality of mark elements, and a removal pattern for removing
the line pattern in the second region, and forming the detection mark including the plurality of mark elements.

US Pat. No. 9,268,123

OFF-AXIAL THREE-MIRROR OPTICAL SYSTEM WITH FREEFORM SURFACES

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. An off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces comprising:
a primary mirror located on an incident light path, and configured to reflect an incident light to form a first reflected
light; and a first three-dimensional rectangular coordinates system (X,Y,Z) is defined by a primary mirror vertex as a first
origin;

a secondary mirror located on a first reflected light path, and configured to reflect the first reflected light to form a
second reflected light; a secondary mirror reflecting surface is a stop surface; and a second three-dimensional rectangular
coordinates system is defined by a secondary mirror vertex as a second origin; and the second three-dimensional rectangular
coordinates system is obtained by moving the first three-dimensional rectangular coordinates system (X,Y,Z) along a Z-axis
negative direction;

a tertiary mirror located on a second reflected light path, and configured to reflect the second reflected light to form a
third reflected light; a third three-dimensional rectangular coordinates system is defined by a tertiary mirror vertex as
a third origin; and the third three-dimensional rectangular coordinates system is obtained by moving the second three-dimensional
rectangular coordinates system along a-Z-axis positive direction; and

a detector is located on a third reflected light path and configured to receive the third reflected light;
wherein a primary mirror surface is an xy polynomial surface up to the fifth order in the first three-dimensional rectangular
coordinates system (X,Y,Z); a secondary mirror surface is an xy polynomial surface up to the fifth order in the second three-dimensional
rectangular coordinates system; and a tertiary mirror surface is an xy polynomial surface up to the fifth order in the third
three-dimensional rectangular coordinates system.

US Pat. No. 9,267,390

BI-METALLIC ACTUATOR FOR SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING AIR FLOW BETWEEN PLENA IN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Honeywell International I...

1. A system for selectively supplying air between separate plena of a gas turbine engine, comprising:
a gas turbine engine comprising at least a first plenum and a second plenum, and having an opening between the first plenum
and the second plenum;

a door mounted in the gas turbine engine and movable between a closed position, in which air is prevented from flowing through
the opening, and an open position, in which air may flow though the opening; and

a bi-metallic door actuator coupled to the door and configured to selectively move the door between the closed position and
the open position, the bi-metallic door actuator comprising:

a first metallic member comprised of a first metallic material, the first metallic material having a first coefficient of
thermal expansion, and

a second metallic member comprised of a second metallic material, the second metallic material having a second coefficient
of thermal expansion that is unequal to the first coefficient of thermal expansion, the second metallic member including a
first section and a second section, the first section coupled to the first metallic member, the second section extending away
from the first section and coupled to the door.

US Pat. No. 9,270,770

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING PUBLICATION OF OPERATING STATES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for optimizing publication of operating states, comprising:
receiving, at a presence server, a first publication message from an authorization, and accounting (AAA) server, the first
publication message associated with an initiation of a data session by a mobile unit, the first publication message comprising
an operating state of a mobile unit;

creating, by the presence server, a data session slot storing the operating state of the mobile unit during the data session,
the data session slot identified by a first entity tag value;

sending, by the presence server, the first entity tag value to the AAA server;
receiving from the AAA server a second publication message communicating a session identifier value, a correlation value,
a second entity tag value, and an update of the operating state of the mobile unit during the data session, wherein:

the session identifier value comprises a first string of characters uniquely identifying the data session, and
the correlation identifier value comprises a second string of characters uniquely identifying authorization granting permission
to instantiate the data session;

determining that the second entity tag value of the second publication message does not match the first entity tag value identifying
the data session slot for storing, by the presence server, the operating state of the mobile unit during the data session;

in response to determining that the second entity tag value of the second publication message does not match the first entity
tag value, deriving by the presence server, the first entity tag value from the session identifier value and the correlation
identifier, wherein deriving the entity tag value comprises performing an operation on the first string of characters and
the second string of characters to construct the entity tag value;

using the first entity tag value to identify the data session slot storing the operating state of the mobile unit during the
data session; and

storing the update of the operating state of the mobile unit in the data session slot.

US Pat. No. 9,268,587

DETERMINING DESTINATION CLOUD SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method, comprising:
transferring, via a destination cloud system, one or more system test tasks to an origin cloud system, wherein the system
test tasks are configured to test a service deployment on an origin virtual machine to generate one or more tested performance
metrics including one or more of the following metric types: a consistency-type metric, a transaction-type metric, a latency-type
metric, a throughput-type metric, a data loss-type metric, and/or a failover-type metric by establishing a synchronizing link
between the origin virtual machine and a destination virtual machine using a predefined protocol so that an error of intra-cloud
clocks can be assessed;

receiving, via the destination cloud system, the one or more tested performance metrics;
configuring, via the destination cloud system, the destination virtual machine to run the service deployment based at least
on the one or more tested performance metrics; and

determining, via the destination cloud system, a file system architecture-type associated with the origin virtual machine
based at least in part on the one or more tested performance metrics, wherein the file system architecture includes one or
more of the following architecture types: a backup-type architecture, a master/slave-type architecture, a multiple master-type
architecture, a two-phase commit-type architecture, or a Paxos-type architecture;

wherein configuring the destination virtual machine comprises initially configuring the destination virtual machine to mimic
the origin virtual machine; and

subsequent to configuring the destination virtual machine to mimic the origin virtual machine, configuring the destination
virtual machine to exceed one or more of the tested performance metrics, wherein configuring the destination virtual machine
comprises configuring the destination virtual machine based at least in part on tested performance metrics and on service
level agreement data which may include data relating to cloud service performance metrics, implement specification, or system
details;

wherein the one or more system test tasks are configured to generate at least one of the one or more tested performance metrics
through passive observation of non-simulated operation of the origin virtual machine; and

wherein the one or more system test tasks are configured to generate at least one of the one or more tested performance metrics
through active observation of simulated operation of the origin virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,267,479

ENGINE STARTING DEVICE AND ENGINE STARTING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An engine starting device for an automatic idle-stop system for carrying out an idle-stop of an engine when a predetermined
idle-stop condition is established, and then restarting the engine when a restart condition is established, the engine starting
device comprising:
a starter;
a ring gear to be coupled to a crankshaft of the engine;
a starter motor for starting the engine;
a pinion gear for transmitting a rotation of the starter motor to the ring gear; and
starter control means for causing, when the restart condition for the engine is established during a period in which a meshing
permission condition for the ring gear and the pinion gear is established, the pinion gear and the ring gear to mesh with
each other, thereby restarting the engine, and for inhibiting, when the restart condition is established during a period in
which a meshing inhibition condition for the ring gear and the pinion gear is established, the meshing of the pinion gear
and the ring gear so that the meshing of the pinion gear and the ring gear is prevented from occurring outside a meshing permissible
range, and after the meshing inhibition condition is released, causing the pinion gear and the ring gear to mesh with each
other, thereby restarting the engine,

wherein the starter control means determines the meshing permission condition and the meshing inhibition condition based on
at least an engine rotation speed, and determines the release of the meshing inhibition condition before the engine completely
stops based on an elapsed time after the establishment of the meshing inhibition condition.

US Pat. No. 9,267,458

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A control apparatus for a general purpose engine comprising:
a variety of kinds of sensors that generate detected values corresponding to a load and a rotational speed of the general
purpose engine;

a three-way catalyst that is arranged in an exhaust passage of said general purpose engine;
an O2 sensor that is arranged at the upstream side of said three-way catalyst;
a basic injection amount calculation unit that calculates a basic amount of fuel to be injected to said general purpose engine
based on the individual detected values of said variety of kinds of sensors;

a first air fuel ratio determination unit that determines, based on a comparison of an output value of said O2 sensor with
a rich-lean determination voltage, whether an air fuel ratio of a mixture is rich or lean;

a fuel injection amount correction unit that carries out feedback correction of said basic fuel injection amount to a value
corresponding to a stoichiometric air fuel ratio in accordance with a result of the determination of said first air fuel ratio
determination unit;

a fuel injection control unit that supplies fuel to said general purpose engine so as to make it match a corrected fuel injection
amount calculated by said fuel injection amount correction unit;

a second air fuel ratio determination unit that determines, based on a comparison of the output value of said O2 sensor with
a rich determination voltage or a lean determination voltage, whether the air fuel ratio of the mixture is rich or lean;

a rich lean period calculation unit that calculates a rich lean period of the output value of said O2 sensor in accordance
with a result of the determination of said second air fuel ratio determination unit; and

a misfire determination unit that determines the presence or absence of a misfire in said general purpose engine based on
said rich lean period of the output value of said O2 sensor,

wherein said fuel injection control unit stops the injection of fuel to said general purpose engine, in cases where it is
determined by said misfire determination unit that there is a misfire.

US Pat. No. 9,267,381

COOLED TURBINE AIRFOIL STRUCTURES

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An air-cooled turbine blade having an airfoil shape, comprising:
a multi-walled convex suction side wall comprising a convex-side outer wall and a convex-side inner wall, wherein a space
between the convex-side outer wall and the convex-side inner wall defines a convex-side cooling air passage;

a multi-walled concave pressure side wall comprising a concave-side outer wall and a concave-side inner wall, wherein a space
between the concave-side outer wall and the concave-side inner wall defines a concave-side cooling air passage, each of the
convex-side and concave side inner walls including an interior surface that defines an interior with the blade;

a suction side flow circuit formed within the convex-side cooling air passage;
a pressure side flow circuit formed within the concave-side cooling air passage; and
a plurality of pins at a trailing edge of the blade and positioned aft of the suction side and pressure side flow circuits,
wherein the turbine blade comprises, in a mid-section extending from the suction side flow circuit and the pressure side flow
circuit to the plurality of pins at the trailing edge, a generally Y-shaped cross-section defined with a first end of the
Y-shape extending from the suction side flow circuit to the plurality of pins and a second end of the Y-shape extending from
the pressure side flow circuit to the plurality of pins, an open space being present between the first and second ends of
the Y-shape in the mid-section, and wherein the pressure side flow circuit comprises a plurality of pins positioned on the
concave side outer wall of the pressure side flow circuit extending towards, but not in contact with, the concave side inner
wall of the pressure side flow circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,268,832

SORTING A DATA SET BY USING A LIMITED AMOUNT OF MEMORY IN A PROCESSING SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method of sorting an input file, the method comprising:
creating and sorting a plurality of temporary files, each temporary file including the contents of a different subset of a
plurality of subsets of the input file;

defining a plurality of groups from the plurality of temporary files, each group of the plurality of groups including all
of the contents of two or more of the plurality of temporary files;

selecting two or more of the groups;
sorting concurrently, in memory of a processing system, the contents of each selected group, by using a separate execution
thread of a plurality of execution threads to sort each selected group, where each execution thread sorts contents of an associated
selected group stored within a separate portion of the memory; and

merging sorted contents of the selected two or more groups into a single file.

US Pat. No. 9,268,236

LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD HAVING HEAT PIPE WITH FLUID TO COOL SUBSTRATE AND/OR SUBSTRATE HOLDER

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V., V...

1. A lithographic apparatus configured to project a patterned radiation beam onto a target portion of a substrate held in
an indent on a substrate table, the apparatus comprising:
a liquid supply system configured to at least partly fill a space between a projection system and the substrate with liquid;
a barrier structure configured to substantially contain the liquid within the space; and
a heat pipe having, in use, therein vapor and configured to enable phase change of the vapor to bring about thermal conditioning
of the substrate and/or the substrate table at locations where a thermal load is likely to occur.

US Pat. No. 9,271,207

WIRELESS NETWORK TRANSITION BY A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication device to transition between wireless communication networks comprising:
in a wireless transceiver system, exchanging first wireless communication signals with a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network
for an application in the wireless communication device;

in the wireless transceiver system, transitioning from exchanging the first wireless communication signals with the LTE network
to exchanging second wireless communication signals with at least one non-LTE base station associated with a non-LTE network
for the application in the wireless communication device, wherein the second wireless communication signals identify LTE network
status data;

in a processing system, processing the LTE network status data to estimate an LTE network data rate;
determining whether the LTE network is preferable over the non-LTE network based on a data requirement of the application,
a current data rate of non-LTE network data, and the LTE network data rate;

in the processing system, if the LTE network is preferable over the non-LTE network, processing the data requirement of the
application, the current data rate of non-LTE network data, and the LTE network data rate to select an eNodeB sector and frequency
carrier on the LTE network;

in the wireless transceiver system and after selecting the eNodeB sector and frequency carrier, transmitting a notification
message to the non-LTE network indicating a transition from the non-LTE network to the LTE network, wherein the notification
message comprises an instruction to preserve an internet protocol (IP) address for the wireless communication device;

in the wireless transceiver system and after transmitting the message, transitioning to idle mode and subsequently transitioning
from the idle mode to active mode;

in the wireless transceiver system and after transitioning from the idle mode to the active mode, exchanging third wireless
communication signals with the LTE network for the application using the eNodeB sector and frequency carrier on the LTE network.

US Pat. No. 9,270,713

MECHANISM FOR COMPACTING SHARED CONTENT IN COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING SESSIONS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

7. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one network interface configured to transmit and receive data on a computer network;
a group of participant devices in data communication with each other via the network;
a processor coupled to the at least one network interface and configured to execute one or more processes; and
a memory configured to store a collaboration process executable by the processor, the collaboration process when executed
operable to:

initiate a collaborative computing session between the group of participant devices in data communication with each other,
wherein at least one participant device operates as a presenter device to share data with at least one other participant viewer
device;

designate data associated with the group consisting of: (i) at least one application program executing on the presenter device
to generate at least two windows and at least one background region between the two windows on a display of the presenter
device, (ii) a predefined area of the display of the presenter device, and (iii) combinations thereof, to be shared with at
least one viewer device;

transmit the designated shared data to the at least one viewer device;
render the shared data for display on the at least one viewer device, wherein the shared data is rendered in accordance with
display capabilities of the at least one viewer device; and

display the rendered shared data on the at least one viewer device, such that the background region between the at least two
windows is removed and the at least two windows will be displayed contiguously on the at least one viewer device.

US Pat. No. 9,268,134

HEAD UP DISPLAY

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A head up display device for a vehicle, comprising:
an information display unit; and
an information acquisition unit coupled to the information display unit, the information acquisition unit configured to:
obtain acceleration and speed data of the vehicle,
determine a horizontal display location based on a comparison of the acceleration and speed data of the vehicle with a preset
threshold speed associated with a predetermined display location, and

control the information display unit to display information at the determined horizontal display location.

US Pat. No. 9,266,020

CHARACTER MODEL ANIMATION USING STORED RECORDINGS OF PLAYER MOVEMENT INTERFACE DATA

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A system for providing searchable short motion sequences to game developers, the system comprising:
one or more capture devices configured to capture motions of a plurality of game participants; and
a cloud-based computing device coupled to the one or more capture devices, the computing device comprising:
a communication module configured to receive the captured motions from the one or more capture devices;
a captured motion database configured to store the captured motions;
a memory configured to store one or more instructions; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to execute, in conjunction with the stored instructions, an animation-as-a-service
(AaaS) application, the AaaS application configured to:

determine frequently requested motion segments;
search the captured motion database for the frequently requested motion segments;
identify one or more frequently requested motion segments lacking from the captured motion database;
issue a request to the game participants to provide motion including the Jacking motion segments;
receive the captured motions in response to the issued request from the communication module;
filter undesirable motion segments from the captured motions;
generate searchable quantizations of short motion segments from the captured motions;
add the searchable quantizations to the captured motion database; and
render the searchable quantizations available to the game developers from the captured motion database.

US Pat. No. 9,270,700

SECURITY PROTOCOLS FOR MOBILE OPERATOR NETWORKS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method implemented by a computer device at a media content provider, the method comprising:
establishing a mobile communication link with a mobile device via a communication service provider with which the mobile device
is registered for mobile communications, and via at least one roaming node network with which the communication service provider
has a roaming service agreement;

receiving a security policy request from the mobile device to establish a security policy for end-to-end security of the mobile
communication link between the media content provider and the mobile device for data communication security;

communicating a security policy response to the mobile device to establish the security policy for the end-to-end security
of the mobile communication link;

communicating a challenge to the mobile device via the mobile communication link that is secure based on the security policy,
the mobile communication link including the roaming node network and a mobile operator network that is managed by the communication
service provider; and

receiving the challenge back from the mobile device via the mobile operator network and the communication service provider,
the challenge including data added by the communication service provider, the added data comprising a billing identifier that
is associated with the mobile device, the billing identifier being securely received from the communication service provider
via the mobile communication link.

US Pat. No. 9,270,630

INTEGRATING COMMUNICATION MODES IN PERSISTENT CONVERSATIONS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a first communication message in a first protocol, wherein the first protocol includes a native persistent conversation
client protocol;

receiving a second communication message in a second protocol, wherein the second protocol is different from the first protocol
and includes an extensible messaging and presence protocol;

storing the first communication message and the second communication message in a conversation content section of a persistent
conversation object;

forwarding a portion of the persistent conversation object containing both the first communication message and the second
communication message after storing the first communication message and the second communication message in the persistent
conversation object; and

providing, for display to a user, a user interface showing the conversation content including the forwarded portion of the
persistent conversation object containing both the first communication message and the second communication message.

US Pat. No. 9,269,313

GOA CIRCUIT, ARRAY SUBSTRATE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A GOA circuit comprising clock signal input lines and more than two GOA units connected in cascade, wherein
each of the GOA units comprises a selection signal output sub-unit and a selection sub-unit;
the selection signal output sub-unit is configured to receive a source signal; and to output a selection signal in accordance
with the source signal;

the selection sub-unit is configured to receive the selection signal and N clock signals, and to output a received signal
in accordance with the selection signal; and

the number of the clock signal input lines is at least equal to N, and the clock signal input lines are configured to input
the clock signals to the selection sub-unit, where N is an integer number which is higher than or equal to two.

US Pat. No. 9,269,145

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERING AN IMAGE TO A THREE-DIMENSIONAL POINT SET

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A system for producing a synthetic image from three-dimensional data set that includes a plurality of three-dimensional
data points, the system comprising processing circuitry arranged to:
assign to each three-dimensional data point an intensity that is proportional to a dot product of a sun vector angle and a
surface local unit normal vector at the three-dimensional data point;

cast shadows and modify the assigned intensity values via an atmospheric scattering model;
perform a correlation process at a grid of points between projected surface shaded relief and electro-optical images to generate
a grid of correlated point locations;

compare correlation quality metrics for each correlated point location in the grid to specified thresholds; and
retain the correlated point locations in the grid that exceed the specified thresholds.

US Pat. No. 9,268,161

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal panel, comprising the followings steps:
bonding a first substrate with a second substrate so as to form a mother substrate;
forming an array pattern on a first substrate side of the mother substrate, the first substrate side being away from the second
substrate;

separating the first substrate and the second substrate of the mother substrate; and
bonding the separated first substrate and the second substrate so that the array pattern is located between the first and
second substrates.

US Pat. No. 9,267,891

MULTIPLEX FLUORESCENT PARTICLE DETECTION USING SPATIALLY DISTRIBUTED EXCITATION

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for using spatially distributed interferometric excitation in an optical diagnostic instrument, comprising:
using a multi-mode interferometer (MMI) to create a wavelength dependent excitation pattern in a fluidic channel in direct
contact with the MMI, wherein the excitation pattern includes a wavelength-dependent number, k, of light spots in the fluidic
channel;

causing a fluorescent or light scattering particle to flow in the channel past the MMI and the entire excitation pattern so
as to produce k fluorescence or light scattering pulses at time steps ?t, wherein ?t depends on the spacing of the light spots
in the fluidic channel;

detecting the k fluorescence or light scattering pulses and producing a measured detector signal S(t); and
identifying the fluorescent or light scattering particle based on a predefined algorithm and the measured detector signal
S(t).

US Pat. No. 9,270,189

POWER CONVERTER AND METHOD

General Electric Company,...

1. A power converter comprising:
a primary bridge having a plurality of diagonally opposed primary power elements;
a secondary bridge having a plurality of diagonally opposed secondary power elements;
a transformer electrically coupled to the primary and secondary bridges; and
at least one control unit configured to phase-shift switch the primary and secondary power elements, such that one or more
of the primary and secondary power elements are switched off under zero current conditions,

wherein the at least one control unit is further configured to phase-shift switch at least one secondary power element in
the secondary bridge relative to a homologous primary power element in the primary bridge, such that during each power cycle
of the power converter, a zero current condition of a designated duration is established in the transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,269,497

INTEGRATED CAPACITIVELY-COUPLED BIAS CIRCUIT FOR RF MEMS SWITCHES

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

18. A switching system, comprising:
a substrate;
a microwave transmission line having an input portion and an output portion and configured to transmit microwave energy;
a switchable capacitor on the substrate and coupled between the input and output portions of the microwave transmission line,
the switchable capacitor comprising:

a first electrode coupled to the input and output portions of the microwave transmission line;
a dielectric layer on the first electrode;
a second electrode configured to be suspended in an undeflected position over the dielectric layer in a de-activated state,
and to deflect toward the first electrode in an activated state in response to a voltage difference between the first and
second electrodes, a gap between the second electrode and the dielectric layer in the activated state being less than a corresponding
gap in the de-activated state; and

a capacitor electrically coupled to one of the first and second electrodes and configured to reduce the voltage difference
between the first and second electrodes as the second electrode deflects toward the first electrode in the activated state;
and

a bias voltage source coupled to the switchable capacitor and configured to generate the voltage difference between the first
and second electrodes to electrostatically drive the switch between the activated state and the de-activated state,

wherein in the activated state, the microwave energy on the input portion is coupled to the output portion through the switchable
capacitor, and

wherein in the de-activated state, the microwave energy on the input portion is de-coupled from the output portion by the
switchable capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,269,407

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CIRCUIT PERFORMANCE AND POWER CONSUMPTION BY SELECTIVELY ADJUSTING SUPPLY VOLTAGE OVER TIME

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A system comprising:
an adjustable voltage regulator; and,
an integrated circuit chip,
said adjustable voltage regulator and said integrated circuit chip each being incorporated into a product,
said integrated circuit chip comprising:
a power rail;
a power supply pin electrically connecting said power rail and said adjustable voltage regulator;
a memory storing an age/voltage table that associates different ages of said integrated circuit chip with different supply
voltages for said power rail;

an age monitor automatically measuring an age of said integrated circuit chip;
a voltage selector in communication with said age monitor, said memory and said adjustable voltage regulator, said voltage
selector accessing said age/voltage table, using said age/voltage table to automatically make a selection of a specific supply
voltage for said power rail based on said age and outputting said selection, as a voltage selection signal, to said adjustable
voltage regulator, and

said adjustable voltage regulator applying said specific supply voltage to said power rail in response to said voltage selection
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,269,351

VOICE RECOGNITION DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A voice recognition device comprising:
a voice acquisition unit that detects and acquires a voice spoken by a user;
a voice recognition unit that recognizes data of the voice acquired by the voice acquisition unit, to extract a keyword;
an operation input unit that receives input of an operation from the user;
a display unit that presents information to the user;
an operation-responsive analyzing unit that specifies the operation by the user on the basis of information received by the
operation input unit and information displayed on the display unit;

an operation/display history storing unit that stores, as history information, display contents each displayed on the display
unit by the operation specified by the operation-responsive analyzing unit and their respective numbers of display times,
for every keyword extracted by the voice recognition unit;

a search level setting unit that sets a search level for the keyword extracted by the voice recognition unit according to
the history information stored in the operation/display history storing unit;

an information search control unit that searches information using, as a search key, the keyword extracted by the voice recognition
unit, according to the search level set by the search level setting unit, to thereby acquire a search result; and

an information presentation control unit that orders the display unit to display the search result acquired by the information
search control unit;

wherein, with respect to the keyword extracted by the voice recognition unit, the search level setting unit changes the search
level therefor when the number of display times in the history information stored in the operation/display history storing
unit becomes a predetermined number or more.

US Pat. No. 9,267,725

REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A refrigerator comprising:
a body;
a freezer compartment formed in the body;
a refrigerator compartment that is formed in the body and insulated from the freezer compartment;
a machine compartment insulated from the freezer compartment and the refrigerator compartment;
a freezer compartment compressor disposed in the machine compartment so as to circulate a freezer compartment refrigerating
cycle in which cold air is supplied to the freezer compartment;

a refrigerator compartment compressor disposed in the machine compartment so as to circulate a refrigerator compartment refrigerating
cycle in which cold air is supplied to the refrigerator compartment;

a condenser disposed in the machine compartment so as to condense a refrigerant compressed by the freezer compartment compressor
and/or to condense a refrigerant compressed by the refrigerator compartment compressor; and

a blower fan disposed in the machine compartment so as to forcibly cause air to flow,
wherein the freezer compartment compressor is disposed to be adjacent to one sidewall of the machine compartment from a center
of an inside of the machine compartment, the refrigerator compartment compressor is disposed to be adjacent to the other sidewall
of the machine compartment from the center of the inside of the machine compartment, and the condenser is disposed between
the freezer compartment compressor and the refrigerator compartment compressor, and

the blower fan allows air to forcibly flow from the refrigerator compartment compressor to the freezer compartment compressor
via the condenser.

US Pat. No. 9,267,079

PHOSPHORUS-FREE BASED HALOGEN-FREE FLAME-RETARDANT RESIN COMPOSITION, PHOSPHORUS-FREE BASED HALOGEN-FREE FLAME-RETARDANT INSULATED ELECTRIC WIRE AND PHOSPHORUS-FREE BASED HALOGEN-FREE FLAME-RETARDANT CABLE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

7. A phosphorus-free based halogen-free flame-retardant cable, comprising:
an electrically-insulated electric wire comprising a conductor and an insulation layer provided around a periphery of the
conductor; and

a sheath comprising a phosphorous-free based halogen-free flame-retardant composition coated around a periphery of the electrically-insulated
electric wire the phosphorus-free based halogen-free flame-retardant resin composition comprising:

a base polymer including a copolymer of ethylene and ?-olefin having 3 to 8 carbon atoms polymerized by a metallocene catalyst
as a main component, and not less than 5 weight % and not more than 30 weight % of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having
a vinyl acetate content of not less than 40%;

a metal hydroxide mixed at 150 to 200 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the base polymer; and
a mineral oil blended with the base polymer in a ratio of 1 to 20 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the base polymer.
US Pat. No. 9,267,140

METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRANSGENIC ANIMALS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A method of producing a transgenic mouse comprising:
transfecting a packaging cell line with:
a first retroviral construct comprising the R and U5 sequences from a 5? lentiviral LTR, a self-inactivating 3?LTR, a transgene
of interest, and a promoter operably linked to the transgene of interest;

a second retroviral construct comprising the HIV-1 packaging vector with the env, nef, 5?LTR, 3?LTR, and vpu sequences deleted;
and

an expression plasmid encoding a pseudotyped envelope glycoprotein;
recovering recombinant pseudotyped retrovirus from the packaging cell line;
infecting an oocyte or single cell embryo with the recombinant pseudotyped retrovirus, wherein the recombinant pseudotyped
retrovirus comprises the R and U5 sequences from a 5? lentiviral long terminal repeat (LTR) and a self-inactivating lentiviral
3? LTR; and

implanting the oocyte once fertilized or single cell embryo in a pseudopregnant female to produce a transgenic mouse,
wherein the pseudotyped retrovirus is integrated into the genome of the mouse embryo, and
wherein the transgenic mouse is able to pass the transgene of interest to a progeny of the transgenic mouse such that the
progeny expresses the transgene of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,271,226

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DISCOVER NETWORK CAPABILITIES AVAILABLE VIA WIRELESS NETWORKS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

11. A non-transitory tangible machine readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed, cause a machine
to:
determine network capabilities at a wireless terminal by:
scanning for wireless local area networks (WLANs); and
performing discovery Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP) exchanges to determine a list of network capabilities of access
points of WLANs;

compare the list of network capabilities with at least a portion of credentials;
find a match between at least a portion of the list of network capabilities and at least the portion of the credentials;
filter out the list of network capabilities that do not match at least the portion of the credentials; and
join the wireless terminal with an access network associated with an access point of a WLAN based on the at least the portion
of the list of network capabilities matching the at least the portion of the credentials.

US Pat. No. 9,271,138

USER PLANE LOCATION BASED SERVICE USING MESSAGE TUNNELING TO SUPPORT ROAMING

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A method of providing user plane location services using message tunneling to support roaming, comprising:
establishing a user plane roaming communication over a roaming interface (Lr) between a roaming wireless device (MT) and a
visited location server (V-LCS) that serves a geographic area where said roaming wireless device is currently, via an intermediary
home location server (H-LCS), said user plane roaming communication being tunneled in a Position Data message (PDMESS), wherein
said user plane roaming communication includes an indicator that message tunneling is being used; and

providing an IP address of said serving positioning server to said roaming wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,267,436

FUEL DISTRIBUTION MANIFOLD FOR A COMBUSTOR OF A GAS TURBINE

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A fuel distribution manifold for delivering fuel to a combustor, comprising:
a. an annular flange having an outer surface that extends circumferentially around the flange;
b. a primary fuel plenum that extends circumferentially within the flange;
c. a first orifice and a second orifice that extend radially through the outer surface of the flange to provide for fluid
communication into the primary fuel plenum, the first orifice having an inlet adjacent to the outer surface and the second
orifice having an inlet adjacent to the outer surface;

d. a fuel distribution cap that extends partially across the outer surface of the flange, the fuel distribution cap having
an inlet port; and

e. a fuel distribution plenum at least partially defined within the fuel distribution cap and in fluid communication with
the inlet port, the fuel distribution plenum being in fluid communication with the first orifice inlet and the second orifice
inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,267,426

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WASTEGATE VALVE CONTROLLER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A system comprising:
a throttle valve provided in an intake path of an internal combustion engine;
a turbocharger having a turbine provided in an exhaust path of the internal combustion engine and a compressor that is provided
at the upstream side of the throttle valve and rotates integrally with the turbine;

a wastegate valve provided in a bypass that bypasses the turbine;
a wastegate valve actuator that drives the wastegate valve so as to change the flow path cross-sectional area of the bypass;
an opening degree sensor that detects a changeable amount for the wastegate valve actuator;
a rotation speed sensor that detects a rotation speed of the internal combustion engine; and
a controller comprising control circuitry configured to implement:
a wastegate valve desired opening degree calculation unit that
sets a desired opening degree of the wastegate valve in accordance with a driving condition of the internal combustion engine,
and

determines, based on the detected rotation speed of the internal combustion engine and the set desired opening degree of the
wastegate valve, whether or not supercharging air for the internal combustion engine is required; and

a wastegate valve actuator driving current stoppage determination unit that
stops, in the case where it is determined that the supercharging air is not required, a driving current for the wastegate
valve driving unit in response to the opening degree of the wastegate valve becoming the set desired opening degree of the
wastegate valve, and

changes an offset value for a driving current stoppage determination in accordance with the set desired opening degree of
the wastegate valve.

US Pat. No. 9,269,325

TRANSITIONING PERIPHERAL NOTIFICATIONS TO PRESENTATION OF INFORMATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
causing, by a processor, presentation of a peripheral notification on a first display;
receiving an indication of a selection associated with the peripheral notification;
causing presentation of a transition animation in response to receiving the indication, wherein the transition animation indicates
a transition from the presentation of the peripheral notification to presentation of information associated with the peripheral
notification; and

causing presentation of the information on a second display,
wherein causing presentation of the transition animation comprises causing presentation of the information on the second display
in an animation series such that the information appears to be moving across the second display such that the information
appears to be moving from the first display to the second display, wherein presentation of the information in the animation
series begins from a point proximate a corner of the second display,

wherein causing presentation of the transition animation comprises causing presentation of a transition notification on a
third display positioned between the first display and the second display,

wherein the first display, the second display, and the third display are physically separate, and
wherein the first display is disposed proximate the corner of the second display.

US Pat. No. 9,268,491

THICK AND THIN DATA VOLUME MANAGEMENT

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
configuring, by a processor, one or more storage devices as a plurality of physical storage units;
configuring multiple storage pools, each of the multiple storage pools having one or more respective pool attributes;
defining a grouped pool comprising the multiple storage pools; and
upon receiving a request to create a data volume having one or more volume attributes and comprising a requested number of
the physical storage units:

identifying a given storage pool in response to a comparison between the one or more pool attributes thereof and the one or
more volume attributes thereof;

detecting an available number of the physical storage units in the given storage pool; and
upon determining that the requested number of the physical storage units is greater than the available number of the physical
storage units:

computing a number comprising the available number of the physical storage units subtracted from the requested number of the
physical storage units.

US Pat. No. 9,267,461

WIRE FOR I-SHAPE OIL RINGS AND PRODUCING METHOD OF THE SAME

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A wire for I-shape oil rings, comprising:
a left and a right rail sections, and a web section connecting the rail sections with each other and having oil holes as through
holes formed by melting, the wire having a diameter of not more than 10 mm which is defined by a circle circumscribing a contour
of a cross section of the wire,

a melted and solidified region formed on an inner side of each of the through holes so as to extend along a depth of the through
holes,

wherein an inlet of each of the through holes is located on an incident side of the web section on which a laser is incident
for forming the through holes,

a remelted and solidified portion formed by integrating the wire for an I-shape oil ring and solidified residues, wherein
the remelted and solidified portion does not exist on the incident side of the through holes and is formed at a peripheral
portion of an outlet of each of the through holes,

wherein the remelted and solidified portion extends past the melted and solidified region around the through hole but does
not extend more than 200 ?m from the periphery of the through hole, when viewing a cross section of the wire taken along the
axis of the through hole, and

wherein the remelted and solidified portion is formed so as not to exceed 100 ?m in the depth direction from the outlet of
the through hole, and

wherein a diameter of an outlet of the through hole is smaller than a diameter of an inlet of the through hole.
US Pat. No. 9,267,216

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ALUMINUM FOIL

HITACHI METALS LTD., Tok...

1. A method for producing an aluminum foil, comprising the steps of:
forming an aluminum film on a surface of a substrate by electrolysis using a plating solution containing at least (1) a dialkyl
sulfone, (2) an aluminum halide, and (3) a nitrogen-containing compound;

separating the film from the substrate to obtain an aluminum foil; and
subjecting the obtained foil to a heat treatment,
wherein the heat treatment is conducted in an ambient atmosphere, and wherein the ambient atmosphere is at a temperature of
80 to 550° C.

US Pat. No. 9,271,432

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE WITH REDUCED NOISE SOURCE CURRENT, REDUCED HIGH FREQUENCY CURRENT AND REDUCED RESONANCE CURRENT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power conversion device comprising:
an inverter that receives power from a power supply system and drives a motor that is connected to a first ground;
a cooler that cools down the inverter;
a first core including a through hole that allows passage of a positive side conductor that connects the power supply system
and the inverter and a negative side conductor that connects the inverter to a second ground;

a first ground conductor that is connected to the negative side conductor on a side of the power supply system with respect
to the first core and connects the cooler to the second ground; and

a third ground conductor connected between the negative side conductor on the side of the power supply system with respect
to the first core or the first ground conductor and a third ground such that the negative side conductor on the side of the
power supply system with respect to the first core and the first ground conductor have a same potential as that of the third
ground.

US Pat. No. 9,270,873

CAMERA MODULE INCLUDING CONDUCTIVE LAYER CORRESPONDING TO SHAPE OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT PATTERN LAYER

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

1. A camera module, the camera module comprising:
a PCB (Printed Circuit Board);
an image sensor disposed on the PCB;
a housing including a base disposed at an upper surface of the PCB,
a holder disposed at an upper surface of the base and mounted with at least one lens;
an actuator disposed at the holder; and
an electronic circuit pattern layer formed on a surface of the housing, and connected to a terminal of the actuator and a
terminal of the PCB,

wherein the holder is integrally formed with the base, and
wherein the housing is nonconductive, and includes an impurity for changing a portion exposed to heat or light in order to
form the electronic circuit pattern layer.

US Pat. No. 9,269,750

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

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

1. An organic light emitting device, comprising:
a substrate; and
two or more stacked organic light emitting elements, wherein the stacked organic light emitting elements are disposed at an
interval apart from each other on the substrate,

wherein each of the stacked organic light emitting elements comprises
a first electrode;
a first organic material layer;
a first intermediate electrode;
a second organic material layer;
a second intermediate electrode;
a third organic material layer;
a third intermediate electrode;
a fourth organic material layer;
a second electrode;
a first connection electrode which electrically connects the first electrode, the second intermediate electrode, and the second
electrode; and

a second connection electrode which electrically connects the first intermediate electrode and the third intermediate electrode,
a first group of electrodes of each of the stacked organic light emitting elements are the first electrode, the second intermediate
electrode, and the second electrode, which are electrically connected by the first connection electrode to become a common
electric potential, and

a second group of electrodes are the first intermediate electrode and the third intermediate electrode, which are electrically
connected by the second connection electrode to become a common electric potential, and

as a form, in which the first connection electrode, which forms a first group of electrodes of one stacked organic light emitting
element among the stacked organic light emitting elements, is directly connected to the second connection electrode which
forms a second group of electrodes of another stacked organic light emitting element, is provided, the first group of electrodes
of one stacked organic light emitting element of the stacked organic light emitting elements and a first group of electrodes
of another adjacent stacked organic light emitting element are continuously connected in series and a second group of electrodes
of one stacked organic light emitting element among the stacked organic light emitting elements and the second group of electrodes
of another adjacent stacked organic light emitting element are continuously connected in series, and each of the stacked organic
light emitting elements is driven by the alternating current power source.

US Pat. No. 9,268,781

COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium on which a program is recorded for use with a computer that manages groups of
data by using a hierarchically-structured file system with a tree structure, the tree structure including a predetermined
group, a superior group, and another subordinate group, the predetermined group and the another subordinate group being different
groups that are both subordinate to the superior group within the tree structure, the program comprising instructions causing
the computer to execute:
identifying the superior group from the predetermined group managed by the tree structure by retracing the tree structure
by at least one level;

based on identification of the superior group, automatically specifying, as a plurality of playback objects, a plurality of
data among all data belonging to the predetermined group and at least the another subordinate group that is subordinate to
the superior group in the tree structure where the plurality of data is specified based on being included in a group that
is subordinate to the superior group;

automatically generating a playback list from the specified plurality of playback objects; and
executing at least one application program by successively using at least some of the plurality of playback objects based
on inclusion of the plurality of objects in the playback list,

wherein the program causes the computer to further execute determining whether or not there is a plurality of the subordinate
groups which contains a predetermined type of data and which is subordinate to the superior group.

US Pat. No. 9,271,326

RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL DORMANCY TIMER BASED ON TRAFFIC TYPE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method performed by a base station, the method comprising:
establishing a radio resource control (“RRC”) channel between the base station and a user device;
receiving first traffic associated with the user device;
determining a type of the received first traffic, the type of the first traffic being a first type;
identifying a first RRC timeout value associated with the first type;
starting an RRC dormancy timer having the first RRC timeout value;
receiving second traffic associated with the user device, the second traffic being received after the first traffic is received
and while the RRC dormancy timer is running;

determining a type of the second traffic, the type of the second traffic being a second type that is different from the first
type;

identifying a second RRC timeout value associated with the second type, wherein the second RRC timeout value is different
from the first RRC timeout value;

determining a particular value of the RRC dormancy timer that corresponds to a time at which the second traffic was received;
determining whether the particular value of the RRC dormancy timer is greater than the second RRC timeout value;
continuing to use the RRC dormancy timer, without modifying the RRC dormancy timer based on the second RRC timeout value,
when determining that the particular value of the RRC dormancy timer is greater than the second RRC timeout value, the continuing
using the RRC dormancy timer including:

continuing to use the RRC dormancy timer without resetting the RRC dormancy timer based on receiving the second traffic;
resetting the RRC dormancy timer when determining that the particular value of the RRC dormancy time is not greater than the
RRC timeout value; and

modifying, based on an expiration of the RRC dormancy timer, the RRC channel.

US Pat. No. 9,271,038

RECEIVING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD, PROVIDING DEVICE, PROVIDING METHOD, PROGRAMS, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A receiving device that receives content broadcast via a broadcasting network, the receiving device comprising:
circuitry configured to:
receive a broadcast signal, from a broadcasting server, broadcast via the broadcasting network, the broadcast signal including
the content and an application control descriptor independent of the content,

acquire the application control descriptor from the received broadcast signal,
acquire application control data from a predetermined server designated by the acquired application control descriptor via
a network, the application control data containing command data related to a predetermined application program to be run in
synchronization with progress of the content, the application control data being provided by the predetermined server in response
to a request from the receiving device, and

perform one or more operations related to the predetermined application program, in accordance with the application control
data,

wherein the command data includes device information indicating a device that controls the one or more operations related
to the predetermined application program, and

wherein the application control data is acquired from the predetermined server via the network, in accordance with an application
control type written in the acquired application control descriptor.

US Pat. No. 9,270,984

CAMERA WITH DUST CHECKING FUNCTION

WISTRON CORP., New Taipe...

1. A camera, comprising:
a photo-sensitive element is configured to capture an image of an object;
a controller is electrically connected to the photo-sensitive element and is configured to convert a color level value of
each of a plurality of pixels of the image into an image gray level value, wherein when one of the image gray level values
is higher than a predetermined gray level threshold value, the controller is configured to generate an alarm message to display
on a screen of the camera; and

an input/output interface is electrically connected to the controller, wherein the input/output interface is configured to
adjust the predetermined gray level threshold value, and wherein the input/output interface is further configured to set an
aperture value and adjust the predetermined gray level threshold value according to the aperture value.

US Pat. No. 9,267,511

TURBOFAN AND INDOOR UNIT OF AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A turbofan comprising a disc-shaped main plate having a boss projecting in a predetermined region containing a center of
rotation; a ring-shaped shroud facing the main plate; and a plurality of blades each having two ends thereof joined to the
main plate and the shroud, respectively,
wherein a blade rear edge of each of the plurality of blades resides on a virtual cylinder defined by an outer circumference
of the main plate and an outer circumference of the shroud, a blade front edge of each of the plurality of blades resides
at a position nearer to the center of rotation than the blade rear edge, and a virtual line connecting the blade rear edge
and the blade front edge is angled with respect to a radial line extending from the center of rotation,

wherein a blade outer-circumferential surface, that is a surface of each of the plurality of blades farther from the center
of rotation, has a plurality of rear-edge horizontal grooves having predetermined lengths reaching the blade rear edge,

wherein the rear-edge horizontal grooves extend perpendicularly to the center of rotation and wrap around an end of the blade
rear edge to a blade inner-circumferential surface that is a surface of each of the plurality of blades nearer to the center
of rotation, and

wherein the blade outer-circumferential surface of each of the plurality of blades has inter-groove surface portions extending
between adjacent ones of the rear-edge horizontal grooves, and one of the inter groove surface portions is larger than other
inter-groove surface portions.

US Pat. No. 9,266,602

EMPENNAGE OF A HELICOPTER

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. An empennage of a helicopter comprising:
a ducted counter-torque device with a multi-blade rotor of rotor blades, the rotor being actuated by an actuation shaft mounted
along a tail boom, and

flow-straightening stators of stationary vanes disposed substantially in a star configuration parallel to the rotor plane
downstream from the rotor inside a shroud of the ducted counter-torque device, wherein at least the shroud of the ducted counter-torque
device is sheathed with a composite structure of an outer erosion protecting surface layer made of a hard plastic or a plastic
composite material and at least one succeeding layer of an elastomeric damping material;

wherein the shroud of the ducted counter-torque device with the composite structure of the outer erosion protecting surface
layer made of the hard plastic or the layer of plastic composite material succeeded by one layer of the elastomeric damping
element is further succeeded by a layer of plastic composite material being succeeded by one layer of the elastomeric damping
material succeeded by another layer made of the plastic composite material or metal.

US Pat. No. 9,266,481

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR READING THE STATE OF CONTACT VARIABLES OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for reading the state for a plurality of contact variables of a motor vehicle by a read module including a plurality
of read ports connected by an electric circuit to said plurality of contact variables, each read port being configured to
read the state of a contact variable, the read module being configured to order periodically the reading of the contact variables,
a period including a read interval and a sleep interval, the method comprising:
detecting a current (?i=1nIind_t) injected via the electric circuit across at least one of the read ports during a sleep interval; and

adapting the period in which the contact variables are read by the read module, such that the detected current (?i=1nIinj_i) injected during a sleep interval is consumed by the read module during the consecutive read interval.

US Pat. No. 9,269,864

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

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

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a first electrode layer;
a second conductive semiconductor layer on the first electrode layer;
an active layer on the second conductive semiconductor layer;
a first conductive semiconductor layer on the active layer;
an AlyGa1-yN layer (where, 0y?1) on the first conductive semiconductor layer;

an InxGa1-xN pattern (where, 0x?1) on the AlyGa1-yN layer;

a gallium nitride semiconductor layer on the InxGa1-xN pattern; and

a pad electrode on the gallium nitride semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,269,181

TEXTURE MAPPING DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A texture mapping device comprising:
a processor to execute a program; and
a memory to store the program which, when executed by the processor, results in performance of steps comprising:
generating plural pieces of area information each showing a partial area of a texture image;
generating polygon information including plural pieces of vertex information each including coordinates of a vertex on an
output image and texture coordinates brought into correspondence with the vertex, and an area ID for specifying one of said
plural pieces of area information;

generating pixel information including position coordinates, texture coordinates, and an area ID for every of all pixels located
inside a polygon on said output image, said polygon being shown by said polygon information;

processing the texture coordinates of said pixel information by using the area information specified by the area ID of said
pixel information, and acquiring a pixel value from said texture image by using said processed texture coordinates and determining
a pixel value of a pixel on the output image, the pixel being shown by the position coordinates of said pixel information,
by using said pixel value acquired thereby; and

outputting an output of said processing the texture coordinates to an image display device,
wherein said polygon information generating does not use said area ID which constructs said polygon information as an element
of said polygon information directly, but processes each vertex information in such a way that said area ID can be reconstructed
from the pixel information inputted to said processing the texture coordinates, thereby holding said area ID as a part of
the vertex information.

US Pat. No. 9,268,408

OPERATING AREA DETERMINATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An operating area determination method, comprising:
capturing at least one image of a target scene at a plurality of time points by at least one image capture device;
generating a depth map of the target scene corresponding to each of the time points according to the at least one image;
comparing a difference between at least two specific depth maps among the depth maps to identify a moving object in the at
least one image and defining a position of the moving object in the at least one image as a reference point;

obtaining one of the at least two specific depth maps;
searching outward for a user's face in the obtained specific depth map using the reference point as a center, wherein a difference
between a depth corresponding to the user's face and the specific depth corresponding to the reference point has not exceeded
a preset value;

defining a position of the user's face in the at least one image as a standard point; and
determining an effective operating area for controlling an electronic apparatus in the target scene according to the reference
point and the standard point defined in the at least one image.

US Pat. No. 9,266,367

PRINTER

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer comprising:
a feeder configured to feed a print-receiving medium;
a printing head configured to perform desired printing on said print-receiving medium fed by said feeder;
a substantially cuboid-like shaped housing comprising a longitudinal direction and a width direction, containing said feeder
and said printing head;

a touch panel portion provided to an upper part of said housing; and
a cover configured to cover a portion of said touch panel portion,
said cover comprising a plurality of locking hooks provided to areas other than a center part of said cover along said longitudinal
direction,

said touch panel portion comprising a plurality of locked parts to which said plurality of locking hooks are respectively
to be locked,

said touch panel portion and said cover are included in an upper cover unit,
said upper cover unit is pivotably connected to said housing at one end in the longitudinal direction,
said upper cover unit further comprises a liquid crystal panel part configured to display a desired display,
said upper cover unit including said touch panel portion and said liquid crystal panel part pivots in an integrated manner,
said liquid crystal panel part is pivotably connected to said touch panel portion at the one end in the longitudinal direction,
said touch panel portion comprises an operation surface facing upward and being capable of executing desired operation input;
said cover comprises an inner peripheral surface configured to sandwich an operation sheet with said operation surface,
said cover comprises:
a substantially horizontal part positioned on an upper part of said operation sheet; and
a left and right pair substantially vertical parts provided so as to cover each lateral side of said touch panel portion while
hanging substantially vertically downward from each of both end parts of said substantially horizontal part along said width
direction;

said plurality of locking hooks is provided to the areas of said inner peripheral surface of each of said left and right pair
of substantially vertical parts respectively on one side and the other side in said width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,270,601

PATH RESOLUTION FOR HIERARCHICAL LOAD DISTRIBUTION

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A method comprising:
providing, for a first layer of an overly network, a first stage of path resolution for forwarding a packet toward a destination;
and

providing a second stage of path resolution following the first stage; and
receiving in the second stage an intermediate path resolution output from the first stage, the first stage and second stage
configured to sequentially determine a next hop for the packet.

US Pat. No. 9,270,435

SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL (SRS) USAGE

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:
incorporating into an uplink grant message for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), by a base station in a communications
system, information on whether a last symbol of an uplink subframe that is reserved by the base station in every nth subframe for sounding reference signal (SRS) transmissions, is available for the PUSCH; and

transmitting the uplink grant message comprising the information on the last symbol to a user equipment (UE), wherein the
user equipment is configured to ignore cell-specific SRS subframe configuration when determining whether the last symbol of
the uplink subframe is available for transmission of the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 9,270,002

DIFFERENTIAL-TO-SINGLE-ENDED TRANSMISSION LINE INTERFACE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An interface for connecting a differential signal circuit having a differential signal output and a reference potential
terminal to an input of a single ended signal circuit, such single ended circuit having predetermined input impedance, and
a reference potential terminal, comprising:
a differential transmission line comprising a pair of electromagnetically coupled microwave transmission lines having first
ends connected to the differential signal output and second ends, a first one of the second ends being connected to the single
ended circuit input;

wherein the predetermined input impedance of the single ended circuit is matched to a predetermined odd mode impedance of
the differential transmission line; and

wherein a second one of the second ends is coupled to the reference potential through an impedance matched to the predetermined
odd mode impedance of the differential transmission line.

US Pat. No. 9,269,183

COMBINED CLIPLESS TIME AND LENS BOUNDS FOR IMPROVED SAMPLE TEST EFFICIENCY IN IMAGE RENDERING

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A method for reducing the number of sample points tested for rendering a screen space region of an image, the method comprising:
(i) constructing, by a processor, a bilinear approximation per primitive for a screen space region which is to be rendered,
wherein a primitive comprises a plurality of vertices, wherein each vertex is expressed as a function of lens position, projection
direction, and time, and
wherein the screen space region includes a plurality of sample points;
(ii) evaluating the bilinear approximation to estimate coverage of a predefined primitive against one or more sample points
in the screen space region; and

(iii) excluding from testing at least one sample point in the screen space region which is not covered by the predefined primitive,
wherein the bilinear approximation function identifies a region which is uncovered with respect to the predefined primitive.

US Pat. No. 9,268,854

ANALYTICS BASED ON PIPES PROGRAMMING MODEL

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:
a communication interface; and
a processor programmed to:
receive, via the communication interface, a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request that comprises embedded scripted code
that specifies requested data search, search result data manipulation, and manipulated search result data visualization processing;

create a single execution thread to process the received HTTP request that comprises the embedded scripted code that specifies
the requested data search, search result data manipulation, and manipulated search result data visualization processing;

execute the received embedded scripted code that specifies the requested data search, search result data manipulation, and
manipulated search result data visualization processing;

generate visualized manipulated search results as output of the execution of the received embedded scripted code that specifies
the requested data search, search result data manipulation, and manipulated search result data visualization processing; and

return the visualized manipulated search results in response to receiving the HTTP request that comprises the embedded scripted
code that specifies the requested data search, search result data manipulation, and manipulated search result data visualization
processing.

US Pat. No. 9,268,670

SYSTEM FOR MODULE SELECTION IN SOFTWARE APPLICATION TESTING INCLUDING GENERATING A TEST EXECUTABLE BASED ON AN AVAILABILITY OF ROOT ACCESS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A system comprising:
at least one processor;
and
at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor and storing instructions configured for execution on the at least
one processor, the instructions further configured to:

receive host device data indicative of one or more characteristics of a host device;
based on the one or more characteristics, provide a user interface indicative of a plurality of test modules operable on the
host device;

receive selection data indicative of one or more of the plurality of test modules;
receive availability data indicative of availability of root access on the host device;
based at least in part on the selection data, generate a test executable that includes the selected test modules;
provide the test executable to the host device; and
provide one or more static libraries to a client indicated by the selection data and based on the availability data indicating
unavailability of root access on the host device.

US Pat. No. 9,267,585

ACTUATOR WITH JOINTS

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

2. An actuator comprising:
a first element;
a second element;
a third element;
a first joint provided between the first element and the second element, wherein the first joint comprises:
two first crown gears configured to oppose each other and to rotate about a first rotational axis, wherein the first crown
gears are operably coupled to the second element; and

a first spur gear configured to engage with the two first crown gears such that the two first crown gears rotate in opposite
directions when the first spur gear rotates;

a second joint provided between the second element and the third element; and
a motor operably coupled to the first joint and configured such that the second element selectively rotates in either a first
rotation direction or a second rotation direction with respect to the first element about the first rotational axis when the
motor rotates, wherein the first joint is operably coupled to the second joint and configured such that the third element
selectively rotates in either the first rotation direction or the second rotation direction with respect to the second element
about a second rotational axis when the motor rotates, wherein the second joint is configured so that the third element rotates
in either the first rotation direction or the second rotation direction regardless of whether the second element rotates in
the first rotation direction or the second rotation direction.

US Pat. No. 9,271,070

WATERPROOF SOUND TRANSMITTING MEMBER

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. An adhesive structure comprising a waterproof sound transmitting member and a housing,
the waterproof sound transmitting member comprising:
a waterproof sound transmitting membrane that allows sound to pass therethrough and prevents water from passing therethrough,
the waterproof sound transmitting membrane having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and

a first adhesive sheet and a second adhesive sheet that are disposed on the first surface,
wherein when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the first surface, the first adhesive sheet has a closed frame shape,
and the second adhesive sheet is disposed within the frame formed by the first adhesive sheet and is spaced from the first
adhesive sheet,

the first adhesive sheet fixes the waterproof sound transmitting membrane and the housing together, and
the second adhesive sheet fixes the waterproof sound transmitting membrane and the housing together in a region surrounded
by the first adhesive sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,269,922

ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An organic EL display device comprising:
a first substrate;
a plurality of organic EL devices on the first substrate;
a second substrate facing the first substrate; and
a filling layer between the first substrate and the second substrate,wherein
an image is displayed on a second substrate side,
each of the plurality of organic EL devices includes:
a light-emission layer;
a reflection electrode below the light-emission layer to reflect light from the light-emission layer upwards;
a bank configured to cover an edge of the reflection electrode; and
an upper electrode above the light-emission layer and having a light transmission property and reflectivity,
a structure which resonates the light emitted from the light-emission layer is formed between the reflection electrode and
the upper electrode,

the filling layer includes fine particles dispersed therein configured to uniformly diffuse the light in a visible wavelength
region resonated by the structure and exiting from the upper electrode,

the second substrate has a black matrix,
the filling layer spreads under the black matrix and over the plurality of the organic EL devices, continuously, and
the fine particles are dispersed in the filling layer both above the reflection electrode and between the black matrix and
the bank.

US Pat. No. 9,269,879

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE PACKAGE HAVING FRAME WITH BOTTOM SURFACE HAVING TWO SURFACES DIFFERENT IN HEIGHT

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

1. A light emitting device, comprising:
a substrate comprising a top and a bottom surfaces being substantially parallel to each other;
a light emitting diode chip on the substrate;
a frame disposed around the light emitting diode chip and configured to reflect light emitted from the light emitting diode
chip, the frame having an opening;

a first metal layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate;
a second metal layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate;
a third metal layer disposed on the bottom surface of the substrate;
a through hole connected between the first metal layer and the third metal layer;
a material being filled in the opening of the frame; and
a lens disposed on the material,
wherein the substrate and the frame are separate from each other, and
wherein the first metal layer comprises one part of the first metal layer disposed in the opening of the frame such that the
light emitting diode chip is disposed thereon and another part of the first metal layer disposed beneath the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,269,034

ORTHOGONAL ENCODING FOR TAGS

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A symbology to encode data, wherein the symbology comprises a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of patterns on
a substrate, wherein each of the plurality of pixels comprises a plurality of portions, each portion comprising one or more
of a plurality of luminescent colorants, wherein each of the plurality of luminescent colorants has a corresponding luminance
that decays, in response to an excitation event, according to a decay rate such that, as the corresponding luminance decays,
optical properties associated with each of the plurality of portions comprising the corresponding luminance are changed, which
alters encoded data contained within at least one portion of the symbology, thereby providing one or more types of non-interacting
data encoded within the symbology.

US Pat. No. 9,268,528

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION OF FLOATING-POINT LOGIC

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:
computing a first number of trailing zeros in a first significand associated with a floating-point format input operand;
computing a second number of trailing zeros in a second significand;
summing the first number of trailing zeros with the second number of trailing zeros to produce a trailing zero sum;
receiving a disable control signal that is based on a characteristic of the floating-point format input operand and the trailing
zero sum;

disabling a portion of a logic circuit based on the disable control signal; and
processing the first significand and the second significand by the logic circuit to generate an output.

US Pat. No. 9,267,565

VIBRATING MEMBER ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

Sumitomo Riko Company Lim...

1. A vibrating member attachment structure, comprising:
a sound insulation layer made of an elastomer and including
an accommodating portion that defines an accommodating space in which a vibrating member that vibrates is accommodated, and
a folded-back portion having a hem portion connecting to the accommodating portion, a contact portion placed so as to face
the hem portion and contacting a mating member, a joint portion connecting the hem portion and the contact portion, and an
insertion space defined by the hem portion, the contact portion, and the joint portion;

a support member having higher rigidity than the sound insulation layer and including
a sealing portion that seals an opening of the accommodating space, and
an insertion portion that connects to the sealing portion and that is inserted in the insertion space; and
an attachment member being not in contact with the insertion portion and including
a shaft portion that extends through the folded-back portion with the insertion portion being inserted in the insertion space
to attach the folded-back portion to the mating member, and

a deformation suppressing portion that suppresses elastic deformation of the folded-back portion due to an attachment load.

US Pat. No. 9,267,510

CENTRIFUGAL FAN AND AIR CONDITIONER

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A centrifugal fan comprising:
a main plate that is driven to rotate around a rotational axis;
a shroud that is disposed so as to be opposed to the main plate, including an intake port to take in air; and
a plurality of blades that are disposed upright between the main plate and the shroud, wherein in two adjacent blades among
the plurality of blades, an adjacent distance between trailing edges is gradually decreased in a direction from the shroud
to the main plate, from a point on each of the two adjacent blades to the main plate, and the adjacent distance between trailing
edges is constant from the shroud to the point on each of the two adjacent blades in the direction from the shroud to the
main plate,

wherein the cross-sectional width of each blade in between a negative pressure surface side of the blade and a pressure surface
side of the blade increases from a leading edge of the blade towards the trailing edge of each blade, and at the trailing
edge of each blade, the pressure surface side flares out in the rotational direction of the centrifugal fan near the main
plate and the negative pressure surface side flares out in the direction opposite to the rotational direction of the centrifugal
fan near the main plate, and

wherein in each blade of the plurality of blades, an angle between the negative pressure surface side of each blade and the
main plate at a joint between the main plate and the negative pressure surface side is larger than an angle between the pressure
surface side of each blade and the main plate at a joint between the main plate and the pressure surface side.

US Pat. No. 9,267,217

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR R—FE—B BASED SINTERED MAGNET HAVING PLATING FILM ON SURFACE THEREOF

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A production method for an R—Fe—B based sintered magnet having a plating film on the surface thereof, wherein a series
of processes of acid cleaning and smut removal of a magnet as pretreatments of a plating treatment, and the subsequent plating
treatment is conducted consistently with a state, in which the magnet is placed in a barrel made of synthetic resin, and wherein
the smut removal is conducted by ultrasonic cleaning of the magnet with rotating the barrel in water in which a dissolved
oxygen amount is set to 0.1 ppm to 6 ppm by performing a degassing.

US Pat. No. 9,266,076

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL-TIME FEEDBACK CONTROL OF ELECTRICAL MANIPULATION OF DROPLETS ON CHIP

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A device for generating droplets comprising:
a substrate comprising a reservoir site configured to hold a liquid and comprising a first electrode, a droplet creation site
comprising a second electrode, and a droplet separation site comprising a third electrode disposed between the reservoir site
and the droplet creation site, wherein the first electrode is larger than the second electrode and third electrode;

control circuitry operatively coupled to the second electrode, the control circuitry configured to repeatedly measure capacitance
at the second electrode, the control circuitry further being configured to compare the measured capacitance to a first threshold
value C1 and a second threshold value C2, wherein when the measured capacitance is below the first threshold value the control circuitry applies a high voltage to
the second electrode and a low or zero voltage to the first electrode, and wherein the measured capacitance is above the first
threshold value C1 and the second threshold value C2, the control circuitry applies a low or zero voltage to the second electrode and a high voltage to the first electrode, and
wherein the measured capacitance is above the first threshold value C1 and below the second threshold value C2, the control circuitry applies a high voltage to the second electrode and a high voltage to the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,271,381

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LASER PRODUCED PLASMA EUV LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A system for producing EUV light, comprising:
a material delivery system for producing a stream of material droplets;
a laser system for producing a drive laser beam, the drive laser beam is configured to irradiate the material droplets at
an irradiation point, wherein the laser system operates in the No Master Oscillator (NOMO) mode that is configured to cause
the drive laser beam to pulse on every droplet in the stream of material droplets;

a monitoring system for monitoring at least one of drive laser beam reflection from the drive laser beam and EUV radiation
pulses, the monitoring system producing a detector signal responsive to the monitoring of the drive laser beam reflection
if the reflection from the drive laser beam is monitored or responsive to the monitoring of the EUV radiation pulses if the
EUV radiation pulses are monitored, the detector signal being a pulse train wherein the stream of material droplets comprise
of main droplets having a first droplet size and satellite droplets having a second droplet size smaller than the first droplet
size, and wherein the material delivery system comprises arrangement to modulate a disturbance signal configured to produce
the stream of material droplets at a predefined rate and wherein the main droplets represent droplets formed at the predefined
rate and the satellite droplets represent droplets formed at a rate different from the predefined rate; and

arrangement for analyzing the detector signal to ascertain whether there exists at least one of extra pulses outside of the
envelope of pulses that correspond with the irradiation of the main droplets and extra signal peaks outside of the envelope
of signal peaks that correspond with the irradiation of the main droplets.

US Pat. No. 9,271,291

COMMON ANCHOR BASED AGGREGATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the WTRU in communication with an access point (AP) via an anchor channel over
a first frequency band, the first frequency band being an anchor band, the WTRU configured at least to:
receive one or more beacons via the anchor channel, the one or more beacons providing operating information for a supplementary
channel on a second frequency band, as a supplementary band, different from the first frequency band, at least a first beacon
of the one or more beacons having a first structure and at least a second beacon of the one or more beacons having a second
structure, the at least first beacon including control information for the anchor channel and the at least second beacon including
control information for the supplementary channel;

establish the supplementary channel over the supplementary band using the operating information; and
exchange data over the established supplementary channel on the supplementary band.

US Pat. No. 9,271,062

FIXING STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREWITH

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A fixing structure for fixing an electronic component on a base plate, the electronic component having a fixing hole, and
the fixing structure comprising:
a main body, a supporting plane being formed on an end of the main body;
a fastening portion connected to the other end of the main body and for fixing the main body on the base plate;
a fixing pillar disposed on the supporting plane of the main body and for inserting into the fixing hole of the electronic
component, so as to constrain the electronic component from moving in a direction parallel to the supporting plane; and

an engaging component connected to a side of the main body, the engaging component pressing apart of the electronic component
in a first direction perpendicular to the supporting plane as the fixing pillar is inserted into the fixing hole of the electronic
component, so as to engage the electronic component on the supporting plane.

US Pat. No. 9,269,384

TEMPLATE MISALIGNMENT AND ECCENTRICITY ERROR COMPENSATION FOR A PATTERNED MEDIUM

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a patterned data recording medium having a plurality of tracks, each track having data fields, servo fields and timing fields;
a data transducer configured to sense the respective data, servo and timing fields on a target track; and
a disc-locked clock (DLC) circuit that generates separate servo clock signals and data clock signals that are frequency modulated
responsive to variations in locations of the timing fields.

US Pat. No. 9,268,327

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:
a substrate transport mechanism for transferring a substrate from one module to another module, the substrate transport mechanism
comprises a horizontally movable holding member for holding a substrate and is provided in an area other than the one module
and the another module;

a detection section for detecting the position of the substrate on the holding member after the holding member has received
the substrate from the one module and before the holding member transports the substrate to the another module;

a calculating section for determining a displacement of the substrate on the holding member from a reference position based
on the results of detection by the detection section;

a substrate stage module for temporarily placing thereon the substrate which the substrate transport mechanism has received
from the one module is provided in the area where the substrate transport mechanism is provided other than the one module
and the another module; and

a control section configured to compare a detected displacement value, obtained in the calculating section, with an acceptable
range of displacement and, when the detected displacement value is within the acceptable range, output a control signal to
cause the substrate transport mechanism to transport the substrate to the another module, and when the detected displacement
value is out of the acceptable range, output a control signal to cause the substrate transport mechanism to transfer the substrate
to the substrate stage module, and then receive the substrate from the substrate stage module so that a detected displacement
value comes to fall within the acceptable range.

US Pat. No. 9,267,655

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:
a light emitting diode (LED) mount on which an LED is placed;
an attachment that fixes the LED to the LED mount;
a power supply that supplies power to the LED;
a first optical member that controls light emitted from the LED; and
a second optical member that controls light emitted from the first optical member,
wherein the power supply and the first optical member are provided at the attachment, and
the attachment includes a pushing member that pushes the LED against the LED mount.

US Pat. No. 9,267,491

WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE HAVING A SPOILER

General Electric Company,...

1. A rotor blade for a wind turbine, the rotor blade comprising:
a shell having a pressure side and a suction side, said shell defining an outer surface along said pressure and suction sides
over which an airflow travels; and,

a spoiler comprising a fixed end and a free end, said fixed end connected to said outer surface so as to enable a hinge action,
said free end comprising a top flange and a bottom flange configured to engage opposite sides of said shell,

wherein said free end is pivotal relative to said fixed end between a recessed position and an elevated position,
wherein said free end has a range of motion limited by contact of said top flange and said bottom flange with said shell,
and

wherein said free end is configured to separate the airflow from said outer surface when in said elevated position.

US Pat. No. 9,266,607

COMPOUND HELICOPTER WITH TAIL BOOMS

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A compound helicopter with a pair of tail booms comprising:
a fuselage with a cabin inside, a fuselage rear end and a fuselage front end;
a longitudinal roll axis extending through the fuselage rear end and the fuselage front end, the roll axis and a pitch axis
transversal to the roll axis defining an essentially horizontal plane (X, Y);

the pair of tail booms being longitudinal structures arranged respectively symmetric to opposed sides of the fuselage in the
essentially horizontal plane (X, Y) and the tail booms being interconnected with each other a respective boom rear end of
each respective tail boom by means of an essentially horizontal tail plane;

at least one power plant with a plurality of drive lines;
a main rotor mounted onto the fuselage and driven by the power plant,
at least one pair of fixed main wings attached to the opposed sides of the fuselage, and
at least two propulsive devices, the at least two propulsive devices providing thrust and/or anti-torque;
wherein a first respective propulsive device of the at least two propulsive devices is disposed on a port side relative to
the longitudinal roll axis and a second respective propulsion device of the at least two propulsive devices is disposed on
a starboard side relative to the longitudinal roll axis, the first respective propulsion device and the second respective
propulsion device being disposed in the essentially horizontal plane (X, Y),

the at least two propulsive devices are pusher propellers mounted at trailing ends of the tail booms behind the fuselage and
the at least two propulsive devices are driven by the power plant via the drive lines,
wherein the power plant comprises two engines, one of the engines with associated drive lines being arranged in each of the
tail booms.

US Pat. No. 9,265,594

DISPENSING DEVICE FOR A DENTAL SUBSTANCE AND METHOD OF MAKING SUCH A DEVICE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making a dispensing device for dispensing a substance, comprising:
providing a mold adapted to form a mold space for receiving a solidifyable material;
providing a valve member having a first portion formed between first and second areas of an outer surface of the valve member;
placing the valve member into the mold space such that the first area is isolated from the mold space and at least part of
the second area is within the mold space;

displacing the first portion of the valve member at least partially relative to another portion of the valve member;
providing the solidifyable material in the mold space; and
solidifying the material in the mold space and thereby fixing the displaced first portion in place.

US Pat. No. 9,271,261

WIRELESS GEOGRAPHIC ROUTING PROTOCOL

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a communication system, the method comprising:
in a wireless communication device, acquiring a packet address from a communication network, wherein the communication network
assigns the packet address to the wireless communication device;

in the wireless communication device, transmitting the packet address, a device identifier, and a geographic location of the
wireless communication device for delivery to a database in the communication network;

in a packet router, receiving a data packet with a destination address of the packet address assigned to the wireless communication
device, and querying the database with the packet address to determine the device identifier and the geographic location of
the wireless communication device;

in the packet router, processing the geographic location to select a plurality of output ports of the packet router; and
in the packet router, broadcasting the data packet over the plurality of output ports.

US Pat. No. 9,269,776

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GROWING SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTAL

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

1. A semiconductor device comprising: a base substrate; patterns on the base substrate; a buffer layer on the base substrate;
and an epitaxial layer on the buffer layer; wherein the pattern is patterns are a-self-assembled patterns; and wherein the
base substrate, the patterns, the buffer layer, and the epitaxial layer each comprises a same material; wherein the buffer
layer is laterally grown between the patterns, wherein the buffer layer is horizontally grown on only the surfaces of the
base substrate exposed between the patterns to completely fill the spaces between the patterns, and wherein a height of each
of the patterns corresponds to a height of the buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,268,412

INPUT APPARATUS HAVING AN INPUT RECOGNITION UNIT AND INPUT RECOGNITION METHOD BY USING THE SAME

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An input apparatus, comprising:
an infrared camera;
an image capture unit configured to sequentially capture a plurality of temperature distribution images photographed at predetermined
time intervals by the infrared camera; and

an input recognition unit configured
to detect, from among the plurality of temperature distribution images captured by the image capture unit, pairs of skin temperature
image portions each corresponding to a temperature of skin of a person,

to recognize, from among the pairs of skin temperature image portions detected, pairs of skin temperature image portions as
pairs of detection target images, from among which motions are observed, and

to recognize an operation input based on states of the motions of the pairs of detection target images,
wherein the input recognition unit is configured to detect the pairs of skin temperature image portions from among the plurality
of temperature distribution images by comparing temperature values of pixels of each of the plurality of temperature distribution
images with each other with respect to a first threshold and a second threshold which are set to define a temperature range
of the skin of the person, and

wherein the input recognition unit is further configured to generate a pair of binary images each containing the pairs of
skin temperature image portions by binarizing the plurality of temperature distribution images based on whether or not the
temperature values of the pixels of each of the plurality of temperature distribution images fall within the temperature range
defined by the first threshold and the second threshold, generate a difference image of the pairs of detection target images
in the pairs of skin temperature image portions, from among which the motions are observed, by determining a difference between
the pair of binary images of the plurality of temperature distribution images, and judge, by using the difference image, the
states of the motions of the pairs of detection target images.

US Pat. No. 9,271,209

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING MULTIPLE PDN NETWORK CONNECTION DURING INTER-TECHNOLOGY HANDOVER IN THE IDLE MODE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for maintaining connectivity between user equipment and multiple packet data network (PDN) connections during
an idle mode handover from a source network operating under the 3GPP communications protocol to a target network operating
under a non-3GPP communications protocol, comprising the steps of:
at one or more nodes of the target network:
receiving a connection request message from the user equipment;
transmitting a request message to an authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) server on a home network assigned
to the user equipment;

receiving a response message from the AAA server on the home network assigned to the user equipment, wherein the response
message comprises the addresses for all PDN gateways currently in use by the user equipment;

using the addresses for all PDN gateways currently in use by the user equipment to exchange messages with the PDN gateways
to maintain PDN connections with the user equipment after handover of user equipment communications to the target network,
wherein said using the addresses for all PDN gateways currently in use by the user equipment to exchange messages with the
PDN gateways to maintain PDN connections with the user equipment is performed by a serving gateway node of the target network.

US Pat. No. 9,269,861

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE AND LIGHTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A light emitting device package comprising:
a package body;
a light emitting structure disposed on the package body, the light emitting structure including a first conductive semiconductor
layer, an active layer and a second conductive semiconductor layer, the light emitting structure being divided into at least
two light emitting cells;

a support substrate located between the package body and the light emitting structure;
a first electrode and a second electrode connected to each of the light emitting cells; and
fluorescent substances disposed on, and separated along, each of the light emitting cells,
wherein at least two layers among the first conductive semiconductor layer, the active layer and the second conductive semiconductor
layer included in each of the light emitting cells next to each other are electrically separated from each other.