US Pat. No. 9,275,037

MANAGING COMMENTS RELATING TO WORK ITEMS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for managing textual content of phrases, the method comprising the steps of:
determining, by one or more processors, if a phrase is entered into a first field in a display, wherein the phrase contains
textual content;

determining, by one or more processors, a user name associated with the phrase entered into the first field of the display;
querying, by one or more processors, a directory for information associated with the determined user name, wherein the information
includes at least a list of titles and associated responsibilities of the determined user name;

determining, by one or more processors, if a portion of the textual content of the phrase is present in a phrase dictionary,
wherein the phrase dictionary contains textual content of one or more topics; and

responsive to determining that the portion of the textual content of the phrase is not present in the phrase dictionary, determining,
by or more processors, to not enter the portion of the textual content of the phrase in a second field of the display.

US Pat. No. 9,273,886

MAGNETIC REFRIGERATOR UTILIZING A PERMANENT MAGNET TO CREATE MOVEMENT BETWEEN PLATES COMPRISING HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURE SIDE HEAT EXCHANGERS

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

10. A magnetic refrigerator comprising:
a magnetic body arranged plate on which a plurality of magnetic body units are disposed, each magnetic body unit having magnetic
members of a same material arranged side by side, the plurality of magnetic body units disposed side by side in a direction
perpendicular to an arrangement direction of the magnetic members;

a low-temperature side heat exchange unit adjacent to and spaced with a gap from a first end magnetic member positioned on
one end of each magnetic body unit;

a high-temperature side heat exchange unit adjacent to and spaced with a gap from a second end magnetic member positioned
on another end of each magnetic body unit;

a magnet/heat conductive member arranged plate on which magnetism applying units and heat conductive members are provided,
the magnetism applying unit configured to apply magnetism separately to the magnetic members of each magnetic body unit disposed
on the magnetic body arranged plate and the heat conductive members configured to conduct heat generated in each magnetic
body unit from the low-temperature side heat exchange unit to the high-temperature side heat exchange unit, wherein the magnet/heat
conductive member arranged plate is formed by two flat plates magnetically connected to each other and sandwiching the magnetic
body arranged plate with a gap, and the magnetism applying units each have a magnetic circuit formed by the two flat plates,
a permanent magnet mounted on one of the two flat plates, and a magnetic projection formed on the other of the two flat plates,
wherein

the radial thickness of each of the heat conductive members arranged on the magnet/heat conductive member arranged plate is
successively thicker and a circumferential length is successively longer; and

a driving unit that drives at least one of the magnetic body arranged plate and the magnet/heat conductive member arranged
plate to move relative to each other the magnetic body arranged plate and the magnet/heat conductive member arranged plate
in the arrangement direction of the plurality of the magnetic body units.

US Pat. No. 9,272,917

METHOD OF PREPARING MESOPOROUS SILICA PARTICLES USING SPRAY PYROLYSIS

KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCI...

1. A method of preparing mesoporous silica particles, the method comprising:
(a) preparing an aqueous silicic acid;
(b) spraying the aqueous silicic acid in a droplet state by activating the aqueous silicic acid; and
(c) pyrolyzing the sprayed droplet through a reactor, which is previously heated at a temperature of 550° C. to 850° C., by
allowing the sprayed droplet to pass through the reactor together with a carrier gas to prepare the mesoporous silica particles
with a 3.8nm main pore,

wherein the aqueous silicic acid includes 0.4 M to 0.8 M of silicic acid, the aqueous silicic acid further includes urea as
an expansion aid, the urea having a concentration of 2 M based on 1 M of the aqueous silicic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,272,268

CATALYSTS FOR LOW TEMPERATURE OXIDATION

UT-Battelle, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A composite catalyst comprising:
a. a first component comprising nanosized gold particles on a solid support; and
b. a second component comprising nanosized platinum group metals (Pt, Pd, Rh),
wherein the nanosized gold particles comprises a gold core surrounded by a metal oxide shell.

US Pat. No. 9,275,207

METHOD AND NETWORK ENTITY FOR REGISTERING A USER ENTITY WITH A COMMUNICATION NETWORK VIA ANOTHER COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Deutsche Telekom AG, Bon...

1. A method for registering a user entity with a first communication network, wherein the user entity and an access entity
providing access to the first communication network are registered with a second communication network, the method comprising:
transferring at least one registration message for registering said user entity with the first communication network between
the user entity and the access entity over the second communication network;

transferring an invitation message from the access entity to the user entity over the second communication network or over
an open link of the first communication network, said invitation message inviting the user entity to access the first communication
network and including a public identification of the access entity; and

in response to receiving the invitation message, transferring a request from the user entity to the access entity over the
second communication network, the request using the transferred public identification of the access entity and requesting
at least one key for accessing the first communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,274,846

TECHNIQUE FOR DETERMINING A CHAIN OF INDIVIDUAL FUNCTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A SERVICE

France Telecom, Paris (F...

1. A method of determining a chain of individual functions associated with a service, said individual functions being designed
to be interconnected in order to provide said service to a client entity in a communications network, said method comprising
the following acts:
a client entity sending an access request to an access node to said service;
in response to receiving the access request, the access node sending to a determination device a temporary chain of individual
functions associated with the service requested by the client entity together with a context associated with the client entity;
and

the following acts implemented by the determination device:
determining an action to be performed on the temporary chain of individual functions associated with the service as a function
of the context associated with the client entity, wherein the context associated with the client belongs to the group comprising
at least one of an identifier of the user of the client entity, a type of network access or a type of terminal;

implementing the determined action on the temporary chain in order to obtain a final chain of individual functions; and
sending the final chain to said access node to said service.

US Pat. No. 9,274,350

OPHTHALMIC LENS COMPRISING A UNIQUE LENS IDENTIFICATION CODE

NOVARTIS AG, (CH)

1. An ophthalmic lens (1) having a front surface (2) and a rear surface, each of the front and rear surfaces comprising a central optical zone (4) which is surrounded by a peripheral zone (3), the ophthalmic lens (1) further comprising a unique lens identification code being arranged in the peripheral zone (3) of one of said front and rear surfaces, the unique lens identification code having the form of an N×M dot matrix (5) comprising N rows and M columns of matrix elements (50), the N×M dot matrix (5) representing a binary code, and
wherein the binary code represented by the N×M dot matrix (5) comprises two types of matrix elements (50), the two types of matrix elements (50) being two types of ink dots having a distinct transparency to light; and

wherein a corner element (53) of the matrix elements of the N×M dot matrix (5) is blank.

US Pat. No. 9,273,712

FASTENING SYSTEM WITH ECCENTRIC

Wittenstein AG, Igershei...

1. Fastening system for a linear machine element having a toothed rack or a linear guide for fastening in a machine bed, comprising:
a clamping element having a shank and a head, wherein the head has a diameter which is greater than the shank diameter;
an eccentric comprising a sleeve having an eccentric bore and a torque-transmitting element, wherein the diameter of the head
is smaller than the eccentric bore diameter;

a linear machine element having a through-opening in which the clamping element and the sleeve of the eccentric are received;
and

wherein the shank of the clamping element comprises a thread engaging with a threaded opening of the machine bed.

US Pat. No. 9,272,443

CERAMIC-POWDER AND/OR METAL-POWDER PRESS TOOL, CERAMIC-POWDER AND/OR METAL-POWDER PRESS, MODULAR SYSTEM WITH SUCH A PRESS TOOL, METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING AND OPERATING A CERAMIC-POWDER AND/OR METAL-POWDER PRESS TOOL OR A PRESS

1. A ceramic-powder and/or metal-powder press tool, comprising:
at least one base body;
a plurality of punches which, in a press position, are arranged to be insertable from one side into a die cavity of a die
filled with ceramic and/or metal powder;

a plurality of punch carriers, each punch carrier for the attachment of one of the punches, wherein at least one of the punch
carriers is couplable to at least two adjustment drives, and wherein the punch carriers are arranged to be adjustable relative
to each other and relative to the base body; and

positive-stop devices arranged to divert, in a press end position, at least part of a pressing force from the punches via
the base body; wherein

at least one of the punch carriers is coupled to or mounted on at least two of the following: coupling rods, spindles and/or
spindle nuts, and wherein each such coupling rod is couplable to or mountable on its own such adjustment drive, and wherein
each such spindle and/or spindle nut is part of its own adjustment drive.

US Pat. No. 9,276,465

SWITCHING REGULATOR DETECTING ABNORMALITY IN POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE

PS4 Luxco S.a.r.l., Luxe...

1. A switching regulator comprising:
a switching element to one end of which an input voltage is applied;
a smoothing circuit coupled between the switching element and a terminal, the smoothing circuit smoothing a voltage received
from another end of the switching element to supply the smoothed voltage to the terminal;

an error amplifier generating an error signal indicative of a difference between a reference voltage and the smoothed voltage
supplied to the terminal;

a delta sigma modulation circuit generating a delta sigma modulation signal according to the error signal generated by the
error amplifier; and

a detection circuit detecting an abnormality in the input voltage based on the delta sigma modulation signal generated by
the delta sigma modulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,272,988

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DIISOCYANATES BY PHOSGENATING DIAMINE SUSPENSIONS

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A process for preparing a diisocyanate selected from the group consisting of naphthalene diisocyanate, phenylene diisocyanate,
tetralin diisocyanate, o-tolidine diisocyanate and durene diisocyanate, which comprises the following steps:
(i) producing a suspension of the corresponding diamine in an inert solvent, with the diamine being dispersed in the solvent
by means of a dynamic mixing apparatus,

(ii) contacting the diamine suspended in the inert solvent with phosgene to give the respective diisocyanate,
wherein
the dynamic mixing apparatus in step (i) is selected from the group consisting of dispersing discs and rotor-stator systems.

US Pat. No. 9,275,806

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS, AND TRIP ASSEMBLY AND LEVER MEMBER THEREFOR

EATON CORPORATION, Cleve...

1. A trip assembly for an electrical switching apparatus comprising a housing, a signaling mechanism, separable contacts,
and an operating mechanism structured to open and close said separable contacts, said trip assembly comprising:
a mounting assembly structured to be disposed on said housing; and
a drive assembly coupled to said mounting assembly, said drive assembly comprising:
an actuator structured to be cooperable with said signaling mechanism,
a plunger structured to be cooperable with said operating mechanism, and
a lever member structured to engage each of said actuator and said plunger,
wherein said drive assembly is structured to move between a loaded position corresponding to said actuator being reset and
an unloaded position corresponding to said actuator being extended,

wherein as said drive assembly moves from said loaded position to said unloaded position, said actuator drives said lever
member into said plunger, and

wherein as said drive assembly moves from said loaded position to said unloaded position, said lever member causes said plunger
to rotate without any intermediate components.

US Pat. No. 9,274,555

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:
a first belt, front surface of the first belt being provided with a display having a curved display face;
a second belt;
a hinge that connects a first end of the first belt to a first end of the second belt, a shape formed by the first belt and
the second belt capable of being an elliptical shape when the wearable electronic device worn around a subject is viewed from
a side of the wearable electric device, and the hinge having higher flexibility than the first belt and the second belt;

a first engagement unit that is provided at a second end and a rear surface of the first belt, the second end of the first
belt being opposite the first end of the first belt, and the first engagement unit being provided in a region of the rear
surface of the first belt, in the region, the elliptical shape having smaller curvature than other regions of the elliptical
shape; and

a second engagement unit that is provided at an outer side of the second belt and that engages with the first engagement unit.

US Pat. No. 9,274,300

HIGH DENSITY ENCLOSURE FOR OPTICAL MODULES

M2 OPTICS, INC., Holly S...

1. An equipment enclosure used in indoor equipment bays that holds in place within its interior a multiplicity of box shaped
modular containers with outside dimensions of approximately 3 inches by 5 inches by ½ inch that are organized in rows and
columns and that may be stacked in multiple layers to efficiently fill the available space such that:
(a) the optical components in one or more of the modular containers are any combination of optical taps, arrayed waveguide
gratings (AWGs), optical splitters, and/or optical switches,

(b) the above optical components are connected with single fiber cable or multi-fiber ribbon cable pig-tails that extend beyond
the individual modular containers and terminate with single-fiber or multi-fiber optical connectors that are secured on the
front panel of the equipment enclosure,

(c) at least two rows of module containers run between the front and rear panels of the equipment enclosure in which one of
the at least two rows of modular containers is located on the right-hand side of the equipment enclosure and another row is
located on the left-hand side of the equipment enclosure, and

(d) there is sufficient space between adjacent rows of modular containers to serve as a channel(s) to contain and guide the
multi-fiber ribbon pig-tails emanating from the modular containers so that the pig-tails can be terminated with optical connectors
on the front panel of the equipment enclosure with minimum bend radii of at least one inch for the entire lengths of the ribbon
pigtails.

US Pat. No. 9,276,828

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A SERVICE METERING FRAMEWORK IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method executed at a service metering framework (SMF) engine including a processor, comprising:
interfacing, by an event listener at the SMF engine, with an application being executed in a cloud by a remote client device
through a metering plugin tailored to the application, with different applications being associated with different metering
plugins, the metering plugin being programmed to indicate metering events to the event listener;

detecting, by the event listener, a metering event associated with an operation in the application during execution of the
application, the metering event including at least one metering attribute of the application, with different applications
having correspondingly different metering attributes associated with respective functionalities inside application contexts;

receiving, at the metering plugin, a value of the at least one metering attribute associated with the metering event in a
formatted metered record; and

storing the at least one metering attribute and the value as the formatted metered record in a SMF database searchable according
to the metering attribute.

US Pat. No. 9,274,717

DEDUPLICATION OF DATA BLOCKS ON STORAGE DEVICES

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
storing one or more sets of redundant data blocks that have not met a predetermined deduplication requirement on one or more
storage devices;

receiving a first data structure specifying at least a first set of redundant data blocks selected for deduplication in a
cache memory; and

deduplicating the first set of redundant data blocks on the one or more storage devices based on the selection of the first
set of redundant data blocks for deduplication in the cache memory.

US Pat. No. 9,275,083

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DATA POLICIES ON APPLICATION OBJECTS

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. At least one machine-readable medium comprising a set of instructions that, in response to being executed on a computing
device, cause the computing device to:
group a plurality of application objects into a dataset based on application object data for each of the plurality of application
objects;

assign an application policy to the dataset;
implement the application policy on each of the plurality of application objects and on each of a plurality of underlying
storage objects for the plurality of application objects;

receive application object data comprising graph metadata and graph data for each of the plurality of application objects;
and

group the plurality of application objects into the dataset based on the graph metadata and graph data for each of the plurality
of application objects.

US Pat. No. 9,274,827

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD, SCHEDULING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

10. A scheduling method comprising:
receiving an interrupt request that is a trigger for execution of an interrupt process executed by a processor;
storing the receive interrupt request to a recording area;
calculating based on a time when the interrupt request is received and particular time information read from the recording
area, a predicted time when a subsequent interrupt request is to be received;

detecting a thread to be executed by the processor, among executable threads of the processor;
judging based on the calculated predicted time and a current time, whether there is a possibility of the interrupt process
being executed while the detected thread is under execution;

deciding based in a judgment result, whether to execute the detected thread on the processor; and
executing the detected thread on the processor, based on a decision result, wherein
the scheduling method is executed by a computer.
US Pat. No. 9,271,908

AQUEOUS HAIR AND SKIN CLEANING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BIOTENSIDES

EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG, Es...

1. A composition comprising water, at least one biosurfactant and at least one fatty acid,
wherein the fraction of the sum of all surfactants in the composition is from 1 to 30% by weight, and that the fraction of
fatty acid, based on the sum of fatty acid and surfactants, is from 0.1 to 20% by weight, wherein the composition has, as
biosurfactants, mono- di- or polyrhamnolipids, sophorolipids or any combination thereof, and wherein said composition further
comprises at least one surfactant that is not a biosurfactant, the at least one surfactant that is not a biosurfactant selected
from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, ampholytic surfactants, zwitterionic surfactants
and combinations thereof, and wherein the fatty acid is oleic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,277,149

METHOD FOR DRIVING IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, METHOD FOR CORRECTING DIGITAL SIGNAL, IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, AND IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for driving an image pickup device, the image pickup device comprising:
a pixel configured to output a pixel signal, and
an analog-to-digital conversion unit configured to convert an analog signal into a digital signal, the analog-to-digital conversion
unit comprising:

a comparison unit configured to output a comparison result signal obtained by comparing an analog signal with a reference
signal whose potential changes with time, and

a counting unit configured to generate a count value by counting a clock signal,
the method comprising:
generating, a first digital signal having the count value generated by the counting unit as a result of counting the clock
signal during a period from when the counting unit starts counting the clock signal in response to a timing at which a potential
of a first reference signal (Vr1) starts changing at the counting unit by a first amount per unit time, to when a signal value
of the comparison result signal obtained by comparing a first test signal being the analog signal with the first reference
signal changes;

generating, a second digital signal having the count value generated by the counting unit as a result of counting the clock
signal during a period from when the counting unit starts counting the clock signal in response to a timing at which a potential
of a second reference signal (Vr2) starts changing at the counting unit by a second amount per unit time which is greater
than the first amount, to when a signal value of the comparison result signal obtained by comparing the first test signal
with the second reference signal changes; and

generating, a third digital signal having the count value generated by the counting unit as a result of counting the clock
signal during a period from when the counting unit starts counting the clock signal in response to a timing at which a potential
of at least one of the first reference signal and the second reference signal starts changing, to when a signal value of the
comparison result signal obtained by comparing a signal of the analog signal based on the pixel signal with at least one of
the first reference signal and the second reference signal changes, wherein

the third digital signal is corrected on the basis of the first digital signal and the second digital signal, so as to reduce
an offset which is included in the third digital signal, and arises from a difference between the timing at which the potential
of at least one of the first reference signal (Vr1) and the second reference signal (Vr2) starts changing with time, and the
timing at which the counting unit starts counting the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,274,284

WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE SWITCH AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING DEVIATION OF WAVELENGTH

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wavelength selective switch comprising:
an input port and an output port;
a wavelength demultiplexer that demultiplexes wavelength-multiplexed signal light into wavelengths in different optical paths;
an optical-path controller that controls an array that has a plurality of switch elements, the plurality of switch elements
switching all or a part of the wavelengths to be coupled from the input port to the output port; and

an actuator driver that determines a driving amount based on a deviation of a center wavelength of a pass band from a reference
wavelength and shifts the plurality of switch elements by the driving amount.

US Pat. No. 9,274,086

MAGNETIC SHIELDING OF SERVO-MOTORS IN MAGNETIC DETECTION SYSTEMS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A magnetic detection system, comprising:
an unmanned platform;
a magnetic anomaly detection sensor located onboard the unmanned platform;
a servo-motor including collective external surfaces and located onboard the unmanned platform; and
a magnetic shield disposed onboard the unmanned platform to enclose or to substantially enclose the servo-motor and to reduce
magnetic noise that the magnetic anomaly detection sensor receives from the servo-motor,

wherein the magnetic shield comprises first and second magnetic shield portions detachably mated together, wherein the collective
external surfaces are disposed substantially within a first cavity formed by the first magnetic shield portion, and the collective
external surfaces are disposed substantially within a second cavity formed by the second magnetic shield portion.

US Pat. No. 9,274,838

DYNAMIC INSTANTIATION AND MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL CACHING APPLIANCES

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
detecting that a metric associated with a first workload has breached a first threshold;
determining that the first workload and a second workload access the same storage resources, wherein the storage resources
are associated with a storage server;

determining that the metric is impacted by the first workload and the second workload accessing the same storage resources;
and

in response to determining that the metric is impacted by the first workload and the second workload accessing the same storage
resources,

instantiating a first virtual cache appliance; and
routing one of the first workload or the second workload through the first virtual cache appliance, wherein routing one of
the first workload or the second workload through the first virtual cache appliance causes the first virtual cache appliance
to cache data associated with the storage resources.

US Pat. No. 9,274,303

ADJUSTING DEVICE FOR AN OPTICAL SYSTEM

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. An adjusting device for an optical system, the adjusting device comprising:
a first slider for a first optical element and said first slider being arranged so as to be displaceable along an axial direction;
a second slider for a second optical element and said second slider being arranged so as to be displaceable along said axial
direction;

a control element defining a control cam contour and being fixedly mounted relative to said axial direction;
a coupler configured as a single part and being arranged between said first slider, said second slider and said control cam
contour;

a force element applying a force between said first and said second sliders so as to cause said coupler to be in contact with
said first slider at a first point and with said second slider at a second point and with said control cam contour at a third
point;

said coupler including a first lever arm formed between said first point and said third point and a second lever arm formed
between said second point and said third point; and,

said device being so configured that, with a movement of said coupler, at least one of said first and second lever arms is
changeable with respect to the length thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,272,051

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MODULATING HORMONES AND RELATED METHODS, AGENTS AND COMPOSITIONS

California Institute of T...

1. A composition comprising a combination of 6-n-propylthiouracil and a complementary molecule, wherein the complementary
molecule interferes with systemic absorption and release of 6-n-propylthiouracil upon enteral administration, wherein the
complementary molecule is polyethylene glycol, wherein the polyethylene glycol is conjugated to the 6-n-propylthiouracil,
and wherein the combination results in prolonged activation of bitter taste receptors in the gut.

US Pat. No. 9,276,517

CONTROL DEVICE OF AC MOTOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A control device of a three phase alternating current motor comprising:
an inverter for driving the motor;
a current sensor for sensing current flowing in a sensor phase of the motor, which is one of three phases of the motor; and
a controller for switching on and off a plurality of switching elements, which provide the inverter, so that the controller
controls the current flowing through the motor,

wherein the controller includes:
a revolution number calculation device for calculating the number of revolutions of the motor;
a three-phase voltage command operation device for operating three voltage commands for three phase voltages of the three
phases to be applied to the motor based on a current command and an electric angle; and

a current concentration determination device for determining whether a current concentration is caused based on the three
voltage commands when the number of revolutions acquired by the revolution number calculation device is not more than a predetermined
number of revolutions, and

wherein the current concentration is a state, in which current not less than a predetermined threshold value flows continuously
for a predetermined period in one or more phases of the inverter, and

wherein the controller further includes:
a transformation coefficient calculation device for calculating a transformation coefficient according to a ratio of a voltage
command of the sensor phase to a current sensed value of the sensor phase; and

an other-phase current estimation device for calculating two current estimated values of two phases other than the sensor
phase using the transformation coefficient based on two voltage commands of the two phases other than the voltage command
of the sensor phase, and

wherein, when a state, in which at least one of the current sensed value of the sensor phase and the two current estimated
values of the two phases is more than a predetermined current determination threshold value, continues for a predetermined
determination period, the current concentration determination device determines that the current concentration is caused.


US Pat. No. 9,274,714

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING STORAGE CAPACITY IN A STORAGE NETWORK

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

9. A computer system comprising:
a memory;
a processor coupled to the memory;
a monitoring component configured to detect a limited storage resource condition in a logical segment of a storage network
having a plurality of storage resources;

a solution identifier component configured to identify one or more potential solutions in response to a limited storage resource
condition;

a simulation component configured to simulate effects of implementing individual solutions of the one or more potential solutions,
wherein simulating effects includes determining predicted changes in available storage space that would occur in the logical
segment if the individual solutions were to be executed; and

an execution component configured to execute a selected solution of the one or more potential solutions;
wherein the execution component comprises:
a task component configured to determine a set of tasks required to execute the selected solution; and
a dependency component configured to determine dependencies between the tasks in the set of tasks,
wherein the execution component is further configured to execute the set of tasks according to the determined dependencies.

US Pat. No. 9,276,246

TREATMENT AND ADHESIVE FOR MICROPOROUS MEMBRANES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of assembling an electrochemical cell comprising: receiving a first electrode for an electrochemical cell; receiving
a microporous separator comprising polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), said microporous separator being at least 60% porous; using
an adhesive to bond said microporous separator to said first electrode to form a first subassembly, said adhesive comprising:
a solvent capable of dissolving said PVDF of said microporous separator; a non-solvent having a surface energy lower than
a surface energy of said solvent; assembling said first subassembly to a second electrode to form said electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 9,277,475

MOBILITY PARAMETER ADJUSTMENT AND MOBILITY STATE ESTIMATION IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of operating user equipment (UE) in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:
identifying, by the UE, a target cell type associated with a neighboring cell;
in response to identifying the target cell type associated with the neighboring cell, determining, by the UE, a time-to-trigger
parameter, wherein the time-to-trigger parameter is determined by applying a scaling factor associated with the target cell
type to a nominal time-to-trigger value, the scaling factor associated with the target cell type is based, at least in part,
on a transmission power level of the neighboring cell and a transmission power level of the UE's serving cell; and

executing, by the UE, a mobility procedure with the neighboring cell using the time-to-trigger parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,277,385

911 ASSIST BY WIRELESS CHARGER WITH NFC IN THE VEHICLE

Denso International Ameri...

1. A method for requesting emergency assistance for a vehicle involved in an accident, the method comprising:
storing vehicle operating conditions in a plurality of data packets prior to the accident in a storage device;
detecting the accident;
after the accident, deactivating charging of a smartphone being charged on a wireless charging pad;
transmitting to the smartphone the vehicle operating conditions stored prior to the accident;
transmitting the vehicle operating conditions from the smartphone to emergency authorities;
calling the emergency authorities using the smartphone and initiating hands free communication with the emergency authorities;
transmitting to the emergency authorities a most recently stored data packet; and
transmitting to the emergency authorities a next most recently stored data packet with complete vehicle operating conditions
if the most recently stored data packet is incomplete.

US Pat. No. 9,275,646

METHOD FOR INTER-CHANNEL DIFFERENCE ESTIMATION AND SPATIAL AUDIO CODING DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for estimating inter-channel differences (ICDs), comprising:
applying a transformation from a time domain to a frequency domain to a plurality of audio channel signals;
calculating a plurality of ICD values for the ICDs between at least one of the plurality of audio channel signals and a reference
audio channel signal over a predetermined frequency range, each ICD value being calculated over a portion of the predetermined
frequency range;

calculating, for each of the plurality of ICD values, a weighted ICD value by multiplying each of the plurality of ICD values
with a corresponding frequency-dependent weighting factor; and

calculating an ICD range value for the predetermined frequency range by adding the plurality of weighted ICD values.
US Pat. No. 9,273,186

COMPOSITION OF OLEFINICALLY FUNCTIONALISED SILOXANE OLIGOMERS BASED ON ALKOXY SILANES

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A composition, comprising an olefinically functionalized siloxane oligomer having not more than one olefinic radical on
a silicon atom thereof, wherein
the olefinically functionalized siloxane oligomer has a Si—O-crosslinked structural element which forms catenary, cyclic,
crosslinked or optionally three-dimensionally crosslinked structures, with a structure of formula I,

(R1O)[(R1O)1-x(R2)xSi(A)O]a[Si(Y)2O]c[Si(B)(R4)y(OR3)1-yO]bR3   (I),

the structural elements are derived from alkoxysilanes,
wherein A is an olefinic radical selected from a linear, branched or cyclic alkenyl- or cycloalkenyl-alkylene-functional group
having in each case 2 to 16 C atoms, and

B is a saturated hydrocarbon radical selected from a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical having 1 to 16 C atoms,
Y is OR3 or, in crosslinked and optionally three-dimensionally crosslinked structures, independently at each occurrence, OR3 or O1/2, where

R1 independently at each occurrence is a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical having 1 to 4 C atoms or H,

R2 independently at each occurrence is a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical having 1 to 15 C atoms,

R3 independently at each occurrence is a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical having 1 to 4 C atoms or H, and

R4 independently at each occurrence is a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical having 1 to 15 C atoms,

a, b, c, x and y are each independently an integer, wherein 1?a, 0?b, 0?c, x independently at each occurrence is 0 or 1, y
independently at each occurrence is 0 or 1, and (a+b+c)?2,

the structural elements [(R1O)1-x(R2)xSi(A)O]a, [Si(B)(R4)y(OR3)1-yO]b and [Si(Y)2O]c, in relation to all silicon atoms of formula I, are present at less than or equal to 80% and greater than or equal to 30%
as M structure,

a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) is greater than or equal to 315 g/mol, and
an amount of residues of the acid catalyst during preparation is less than or equal to 250 mg/kg of composition,
wherein
a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) is greater than 315 g/mol
a number-average molecular weight (Mn) is greater than 300 g/mol, and a polydispersity (D), as a ratio of Mw/Mn, is from 1.05
to 1.25.

US Pat. No. 9,274,954

CACHING DATA USING MULTIPLE CACHE DEVICES

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A system comprising:
a processor; and
memory operatively coupled to the processor, the memory storing one or more engines configured for execution by the processor,
the one or more engines including a monitor engine that when executed, by the processor is operable to:

receive cache metadata from a plurality of cache devices, each cache device configured for caching a plurality of data blocks
for a set of storage devices that store the plurality of data blocks, the cache metadata for the cache device describing caching
of the plurality of data blocks by the cache device;

normalize the cache metadata of the cache device by dividing a number of block accesses directed to a data block of the plurality
of data blocks cached at the cache device by a number of cache accesses for the cache device to produce normalized cached
metadata; and

select the data block for caching based on the normalized cache metadata of the cache device.

US Pat. No. 9,275,693

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a power control signal generator suitable for generating a first to a third power control signal in response to a detection
signal generated from detecting a level of a power supply voltage signal; and

a sense amplifier circuit suitable for generating a first power signal driven to have a third drive voltage in response to
the third power control signal and suitable for sensing and amplifying a level of a bit line using the first power signal
as a power supply voltage, wherein the first power signal is driven to have a first drive voltage in response to the first
power control signal and the first power signal is driven to have a second drive voltage in response to the second power control
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,274,579

CIRCUITRY FOR ACTIVE CABLE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:
a higher-speed driver having an output coupled to a first terminal of a first capacitor;
a lower-speed driver having an output coupled to a first terminal of a second capacitor;
a first diode having an anode coupled to a second terminal of the first capacitor and further coupled to receive a first bias
signal;

a second diode having an anode coupled to a second terminal of the second capacitor and further coupled to receive a second
bias signal; and

an output terminal coupled to a cathode of the first diode and a cathode of the second diode.

US Pat. No. 9,274,181

MAGNETO-OPTIC FIELD COUPLING IN OPTICAL FIBER BRAGG GRATINGS

The United States of Amer...

1. An optical fiber, having at least one fiber Bragg grating therein, for magneto-optic field coupling, comprising:
at least an inner core and a cladding surrounding the inner core; and,
an optical interrogation system that provides a propagating electromagnetic wave within the fiber to measure the optically
based change of index of refraction within the optical fiber;

wherein at least a portion of the inner core, the cladding, or a combination thereof comprises at least a portion of ferromagnetic
particles adjacent to the at least one fiber Bragg grating, so that the ferromagnetic particles are exposed to the propagating
electromagnetic wave in an amount sufficient to modify the optical index of refraction when the fiber is exposed to a magnetic
field.

US Pat. No. 9,276,284

FUEL CELL SUBASSEMBLIES INCORPORATING SUBGASKETED THRIFTED MEMBRANES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A fuel cell roll good subassembly, comprising:
a plurality of individual electrolyte membranes, each electrolyte membrane comprising a center region;
one or more first subgaskets attached to the individual electrolyte membranes, each of the first subgaskets having at least
one aperture, the first subgaskets arranged so that the center regions of the individual electrolyte membranes are exposed
through the apertures of the first subgaskets;

a second subgasket comprising a web having a plurality of apertures, the second subgasket web arranged so that center regions
of the individual electrolyte membranes are exposed through the apertures of the second subgasket web;

a first catalyst coated gas diffusion layer, wherein the one of the first subgaskets is positioned between the first catalyst
coated gas diffusion layer and one of the electrolyte membranes; and

a second catalyst coated gas diffusion layer, wherein the one of the second subgasket is positioned between the second catalyst
coated gas diffusion layer and one of the electrolyte membranes,

each of the one or more first subgaskets comprises a first subgasket layer having a first subgasket surface oriented toward
the electrolyte membrane, the first subgasket having a first adhesive layer disposed on the first subgasket surface; and

the second subgasket comprises a second subgasket layer having a second subgasket surface oriented toward the electrolyte
membrane, wherein a second adhesive layer is not disposed on substantial portions of the second subgasket surface

wherein the first gasket aperture and the second gasket aperture are different sizes.

US Pat. No. 9,272,559

COLOR ERASING APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A color erasing apparatus capable of erasing the color of an image formed with a color erasable material on a sheet, comprising:
a color erasing section configured to erase the color of an image formed on the sheet;
a control panel configured to set an area to scan the sheet;
a reading section configured to scan and read the image of the area set on the sheet; and
a control section configured to determine a state of the image erased by the color erasing section.

US Pat. No. 9,276,503

ENERGY HARVESTING DEVICE

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. An energy harvester, comprising:
first and second sheets of material; and
a plurality of walls, each wall being sandwiched between the first and second sheets and surrounding a cavity, wherein each
cavity houses at least one curved plate adapted to change from a first shape to a second shape when its temperature reaches
a first threshold and to return to the first shape when its temperature falls to a second threshold lower than the first threshold,
wherein there is a space separating a first wall of the plurality of walls from a second wall of the plurality of walls.

US Pat. No. 9,276,269

CATALYST LAYER, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A catalyst layer comprising a catalyst material, wherein the catalyst layer has a single layer structure and has a porosity
of 20 to 90% by vol and the catalyst layer satisfies a relation:
R1?R0×1.2,
wherein:
R1 is an alignment ratio of the catalyst layer; and
R0 is an alignment ratio of the catalyst material in powder form having a random crystalline plane distribution,
wherein each of the alignment ratios is calculated from a X-ray diffraction spectrum having a diffraction angle 2? range from
10 to 90 degree measured using Cu-K?-rays, and is defined as a ratio of a diffraction peak area contributed by the most closely
packed crystalline planes of a material to a total area of all diffraction peaks of the same material at the 2? range from
10 to 90 degree,

wherein the catalyst layer is formed on a substrate having a flatness of 60% or more and wherein the substrate is a carbon
sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,276,075

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING VERTICAL MOSFET STRUCTURE THAT UTILIZES A TRENCH-TYPE GATE ELECTRODE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

6. A method of producing a semiconductor device having a semiconductor substrate in which a body region of a first conductivity
type is laminated on or above a surface of a drift region of a second conductivity type, and a trench is formed in a range
of the semiconductor substrate which is exposed to a surface thereof, a source region of a second conductivity type that is
located adjacent to the trench and is electrically connected to a source electrode, a drain electrode formed on a rear surface
of the semiconductor substrate, and a gate electrode formed within the trench, comprising:
a trench forming step of forming at least one trench as said trench which extends from the surface of the semiconductor substrate,
into the drift region, through the body region;

a specific layer forming step of forming a specific layer on a bottom of the trench, the specific layer having a characteristic
of forming a depletion layer at a junction between the specific layer and the drift region;

a conductive portion forming step of forming a conductive portion on a part of a side wall of the trench, the conductive portion
being joined to the specific layer;

a first insulating layer forming step of forming a first insulating layer on inner walls of the trench;
a first etching step of etching the first insulating layer formed in the first insulating layer forming step, so that the
lowest point of an upper surface of the first insulating layer formed in the first insulating layer forming step, within the
trench, is located at a lower level than an interface between the drift region and the body region; and

a second insulating layer forming step of forming a second insulating layer on the side wall of the trench,
wherein:
the trench is formed in a rectangular shape having long sides and short sides, when observed from the surface of the semiconductor
substrate, in the trench forming step; the conductive portion forming step is the same step as the specific layer forming
step;

a metal layer that provides the specific layer and the conductive portion is formed on the inner walls of the trench in the
specific layer forming step; and

a second etching step is further provided for removing portions of the metal layer which cover side walls of the long sides
of the trench, such that portions of the metal layer which cover side walls of the short sides of the trench remain.

US Pat. No. 9,275,256

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A method of a semiconductor integrated circuit comprising a logic circuit including n storage elements (n is a positive
integer) which can each store 1-bit information and an attack detection circuit, the method comprising:
detecting, by an error determination circuit, through a logic operation that k-bit or less errors (k is a positive integer)
have occurred in n-bit codes stored in the n storage elements;

detecting, by a light irradiation detection circuit which includes light detection elements, that light has been irradiated
to (k+1) or more of the n storage elements; and

determining that the logic circuit has been attacked from outside when the error determination circuit detects an error or
the light irradiation detection circuit detects light irradiation.

US Pat. No. 9,277,539

METHOD FOR PERFORMING INTER-CELL DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of a serving base station (BS) performing inter-cell D2D (device-to-device) communication in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
receiving a first signal from a D2D user equipment (UE) within a serving cell that includes the serving BS, the first signal
including an inter-cell D2D communication request signal that includes information related to a D2D UE selected by D2D discovery;

transmitting a second signal including the inter-cell D2D communication request signal to a neighbor BS belonging to a neighboring
cell if the selected D2D UE belongs to the neighboring cell, wherein the second signal further includes reference signal sequence
information for the inter-cell D2D communication, a cyclic shift value for the inter-cell D2D communication, or a hopping
index for the inter-cell D2D communication;

receiving a third signal from the neighbor BS in response to the second signal, the third signal including a signal for approving
the inter-cell D2D communication between the D2D UE and the selected D2D UE and a start time of the inter-cell D2D communication;
and

transmitting a fourth signal to the D2D UE, the fourth signal including information related to a resource allocated for the
inter-cell D2D communication and the start time of the inter-cell D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,277,408

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTHORIZING USER EQUIPMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for authorizing a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by the first UE, an abnormal power down confirmation as a response to an abnormal power down report from a base
station which receives the abnormal power down report from a second UE;

receiving, by the first UE, an assignment A-MAP Information Element (IE) masked with a station identifier (STID) of the first
UE from the base station,

wherein the assignment A-MAP IE indicates a resource corresponding to the abnormal power down confirmation; and
transmitting, by the first UE, an authorized message to the base station when power of the first UE is not abnormally down.

US Pat. No. 9,276,855

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING NAVIGATION FILTERS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method for ranking and selecting navigation filters to provide with a third party content item delivered via a computer
network, the method comprising:
receiving, at one or more servers, a plurality of navigation filters associated with a resource, at least some of the navigation
filters including a heading and a plurality of items associated with the heading;

identifying, by the one or more servers, ranking criteria applicable to the plurality of navigation filters;
ranking, according to the ranking criteria and by the one or more servers, the one or more navigation filters by ranking at
least one of the headings and the plurality of items associated with the headings; and

selecting, according to a result of the ranking and by the one or more servers, one of the plurality of navigation filters
to provide with the third-party content item by:

determining an amount of space available in the modified content item for displaying the navigation filters;
selecting a top ranking heading according to a result of the ranking; and
selecting a maximum number of items associated with the top ranking heading, based on the amount of space available in the
modified content item for displaying the navigation filters.

US Pat. No. 9,275,390

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STATE BASED ADVERTISEMENT MESSAGING ACROSS MEDIA TYPES

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method for state based advertisement messaging, comprising:
obtaining state information for a mobile device from a state engine, wherein the state information identifies an advertisement
that has been presented in the mobile device, and wherein the state information identifies a media type of the advertisement
that has been presented in the mobile device;

generating a plurality of dependency rules that specify an order to present a plurality of advertisements within an advertising
campaign, wherein at least one of the dependency rules specifies an order of presentation of media types for the plurality
of advertisements within the advertising campaign based on the media type of the advertisement that has been presented in
the mobile device, and wherein at least one of the dependency rules specifies an order to present the advertisements such
that the ordered advertisements present a unified theme;

selecting, by an advertising system, an advertisement from the plurality of advertisements within the advertising campaign,
based at least in part on the state information satisfying at least one of the plurality of dependency rules;

presenting the selected advertisement in an application on the mobile device; and
updating the state information for the mobile device when the selected advertisement has been presented in the application.
US Pat. No. 9,273,168

POLYETHYLENE FOR ROTOMOULDING

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A polyethylene homo- and/or copolymer, wherein the copolymer is a copolymer of ethylene with C3-C20-alkene, the polyethylene having a composition distribution breadth index from 20 to 50%, a molar mass distribution width
Mw/Mn from 7 to 15, a density from 0.938 to 0.942 g/cm3, a weight average molar mass Mw from 20,000 g/mol to 500,000 g/mol, a melt index from 4 to 5.5 g/10 min, measured at 190°
C. with a load of 2.16 kg, and a high load melt index between 125 and 230 g/10 min, measured at 190° C. with a load of 21.6
kg.

US Pat. No. 9,276,827

ALLOCATING COMPUTING RESOURCES BASED UPON GEOGRAPHIC MOVEMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for allocating resources based on geographic movement of a client, the method comprising:
determining a first geographic location of the client;
receiving identification data for identifying the client from at least one application programming interfaces (API) operating
in a network device in a software-defined networking (SDN) enabled network, wherein the API identifies the identification
data by filtering a network flow traversing an ingress port of the network device;

associating the network flow to a client ID using the identification data;
determining, based on the network flow, a second geographic location of the client, wherein the first and second geographic
locations are different; and

allocating computing resources associated with the client ID in response to the client moving from the first geographic location
to the second geographic location.

US Pat. No. 9,274,037

METHOD AND COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING BONE MINERAL DENSITY VALUES

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for determining bone mineral density values of an object to be examined by way of a computerized tomography system,
the method comprising:
acquiring first two-dimensional projection overview image data of the object to be examined in an image detail with a first
X-ray energy;

acquiring at least second two-dimensional projection overview image data of the object to be examined in an image detail with
at least one second X-ray energy, which differs from the first X-ray energy;

planning a computerized tomography (CT) examination of the object using one of the first two-dimensional projection overview
image data and the second two-dimensional projection overview image data;

determining a bone overview image data record using the first projection overview image data and the second projection overview
image data;

determining at least one specific evaluation region of the image detail using the bone overview image data record; and
determining a bone mineral density value for the specific evaluation region of the image detail using the image data of the
bone overview image data record in the specific evaluation region such that one of the first two-dimensional projection overview
image data and the second two-dimensional projection overview image data is simultaneously used to plan the CT examination
and determine the bone mineral density value for the specific evaluation region of the image detail of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,276,019

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of manufacturing an element substrate comprising:
a line forming step of forming lines on a substrate, the line forming step including:
forming a plurality of first lines extending from a first region of the substrate to a second region that is adjacent to the
first region on an outer side of the first region;

forming a plurality of first check lines extending from the second region to a third region that is adjacent to the first
region on the outer side of the first region and adjacent to the second region;

forming a plurality of first line connection portions in the second region, the first line connection portions connecting
the first lines and the first check lines;
forming a second line extending from the first region to the third region; and
forming a second check line and a second line connection portion in the third region, the second line connection portion connecting
the second line and the second check line;

a checking step of inputting a check signal to the plurality of first check lines and the second check line and checking the
plurality of first lines and the second line; and

a removing step of removing at least a part of one of the first check line and the second check line in the second region
and the third region and disconnecting the first line and the first check line and disconnecting the second line and the second
check line; wherein

in the line forming step,
the first check lines are formed of a same material and formed in a same layer, and
the second check line is formed of a material different from the first check line and is formed in a layer different from
a layer in which the first check line is formed with having an insulation layer between the second check line and the first
check line.

US Pat. No. 9,275,260

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector for mounting on a circuit board, comprising:
a housing having a spacer;
a plurality of first terminals supported by the housing;
a cage engaged with the housing, the cage and the housing together configured to be supported on the circuit board and the
spacer being spaced apart from the circuit board, so as to together define a first slot positioned above the spacer and a
receiving space positioned under the spacer and being adjacent to the circuit board, and one of the housing and the cage forming
two first inner wall surfaces defining two side boundaries of the first slot and two second inner wall surfaces defining two
side boundaries of the receiving space, the two first inner wall surfaces and the two second inner wall surfaces extending
respectively along a card insertion direction; and

a terminal block comprising an insulative plate and a plurality of second terminals supported by the insulative plate, the
terminal block configured to be positioned in the receiving space and spaced apart from the two second inner wall surfaces,
the insulative plate being parallel to and spaced apart from the spacer so as to form a second slot in the receiving space,
wherein the housing further comprises a side wall and a switch unit provided to the side wall, the side wall further has a
mounting space receiving the switch unit and a through hole extending from an end face of the side wall along the card insertion
direction and extending into the mounting space, a pin-like element can be inserted into the through hole so as to enable
the switch unit and wherein the switch unit comprises an abutting portion formed to the cage and a resilient terminal fixed
in the housing, the resilient terminal can be enabled by the pin-like element so as to change a contact state between the
resilient terminal and the abutting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,274,982

SWITCH CIRCUIT

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A switch circuit for switching between a first storage and a second storage, the switch circuit comprising:
a switch;
a first control circuit connected to the switch;
a second control circuit connected to the switch, the first storage, and the second storage, wherein the second control circuit
either transmits power from a first power supply to the first or the second storage according to action of the switch; wherein
when the second control circuit transmits power from the first power supply to the first storage, the first control circuit
connects the second control circuit to the first power supply and the first storage regardless of the state of the switch,
when the second control circuit transmits power from the first power supply to the second storage, the first control circuit
connects the second control circuit to the first power supply and the second storage regardless of the state of the switch;

a switch control chip connected to the second control circuit, the first storage, and the second storage; and
a processing chip connected to the switch control chip, wherein the second control circuit controls the switch control chip
to either transmit data between the processing chip and the first storage in response to the first power supply powering the
first storage, or transmit data between the processing chip and the second storage in response to the first power supply powering
the second storage; wherein when the second control circuit transmits data between the processing chip and the first storage,
the first control circuit connects the second control circuit to the processing chip and the first storage regardless of the
state of the switch, when the second control circuit transmits data between the processing chip and the second storage, the
first control circuit connects the second control circuit to the processing chip and the second storage regardless of the
state of the switch.

US Pat. No. 9,273,557

MOTOR DEVICE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A motor device, comprising:
a dual axis motor having a rotating shaft projecting from both sides;
a rotational direction converter that is connected to one end side of the rotating shaft and has an input shaft to which a
torque of the dual axis motor is inputted and an output shaft which outputs the torque by rotating in a direction opposite
to the direction of rotation of the input shaft; and

a flywheel that is provided at the other end side of the rotating shaft or at the output shaft of the rotational direction
converter and balances out a reaction torque acting on the input shaft and the output shaft of the rotational direction converter
when the dual axis motor rotates.

US Pat. No. 9,276,167

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE CHIP AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A light-emitting diode chip comprising:
an n-conducting region;
a p-conducting region;
an active region between the n-conducting region and the p-conducting region;
a mirror layer at that side of the p-conducting region which is remote from the active region; and
an insulation layer formed with an electrically insulating material,
wherein the mirror layer is designed for reflecting electromagnetic radiation generated in the active region,
wherein the mirror layer has a perforation,
wherein a side area of the mirror layer is completely covered by the insulation layer in the region of the perforation,
wherein the remaining outer area of the mirror layer is free of the insulation layer, and
wherein the insulation layer does not project beyond the mirror layer in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,274,588

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING CHIP POWER CONSUMPTION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for reducing chip power consumption, comprising:
monitoring real-time load statuses of an input interface, an output interface, and an internal bus of a chip, and collecting
load monitoring information;

adjusting a working frequency of the chip according to the load monitoring information; and
performing rate limiting for an information transmission rate of each channel of the chip according to the current working
frequency of the chip.

US Pat. No. 9,274,206

WIRELESS DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND DISPLAY METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless device comprising:
a receiver that receives a first radio signal transmitted from a first communication device and a second radio signal transmitted
from a second communication device; and

a processor that detects a first arrival direction which is a direction opposite to a propagation direction of the received
first radio signal and a second arrival direction which is a direction opposite to a propagation direction of the received
second radio signal and generates a first signal for guiding the wireless device so as to be located on a straight line that
extends in a propagation direction of the second radio signal received by the first communication device based on the detected
first and second arrival directions, wherein the first signal indicates an intermediate direction between the first and second
arrival directions in a side where an angle formed by the first and second arrival directions is smaller than 180°, the intermediate
direction bisecting the angle.

US Pat. No. 9,277,646

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

5. A printed wiring board comprising:
a first insulating layer;
a first signal layer including a set of at least two signal lines;
a second insulating layer;
a second signal layer including a set of at least two signal lines;
a third insulating layer; and
a fourth insulating layer,
wherein:
the first insulating layer, the first signal layer, the second insulating layer, the third insulating layer, the second signal
layer, and the fourth insulating layer are stacked in this order;

the first insulating layer is provided with a first substrate embedded inside the first insulating layer in such a manner
to be further from the first signal layer than a center of the first insulating layer in a thickness direction of the first
insulating layer;

the second insulating layer is provided with a second substrate embedded inside the second insulating layer in such a manner
to be further from the first signal layer than a center of the second insulating layer in a thickness direction of the second
insulating layer;

the third insulating layer is provided with a third substrate embedded inside the third insulating layer in such a manner
to be further from the second signal layer than a center of the third insulating layer in a thickness direction of the third
insulating layer; and

the fourth insulating layer is provided with a fourth substrate embedded inside the fourth insulating layer in such a manner
to be further from the second signal layer than a center of the fourth insulating layer in a thickness direction of the fourth
insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,277,514

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENTION-BASED UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:
circuitry configured to receive a grant for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission in a transmission time interval
(TTI); and

the circuitry is further configured on a condition that scheduling request (SR) information is to be transmitted in the TTI
that the PUSCH transmission is granted, to transmit the scheduling request (SR) information on a physical uplink control channel
(PUCCH) along with a transmission on the granted PUSCH;

the circuitry is further configured on a condition that acknowledgement (ACK) information is to be transmitted in the TTI
that the PUSCH transmission is granted, to transmit the ACK information on the PUCCH along with a transmission on the granted
PUSCH; and

the circuitry is further configured on a condition that a buffer status report (BSR) is to be transmitted in the TTI that
the PUSCH transmission is granted, to transmit the BSR on the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 9,276,821

GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF CLASSIFICATION OF WORKLOADS

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, at a processing device in a network storage system, workload signatures corresponding to workloads in the network
storage system, each of the workload signatures being a vector having a first dimensionality and each workload signature classifies
a runtime workload based on data gathered by sampling operations associated with the workload and comprises of a plurality
of parameters associated with the workload, a response time by a network controller of the network storage system to respond
to the workload and at least one parameter that is significant for predicting the response time, and the at least one parameter
is determined using statistical analysis of a plurality of sampled values to determine a correlation of the at least one parameter
to the response time;

mapping, by the processing device, each of the workload signatures to a grid of a second dimensionality, where the grid is
trained using a sample data set with predefined number of sample workload signatures across known workload categories, and
the second dimensionality being lower than the first dimensionality, the mapping including:

identifying, based on the vector of a particular workload signature, a particular cell of the grid that matches with the vector,
the identifying including determining whether the particular cell matches with the vector based on a weight vector associated
with the particular cell, and

assigning the particular workload signature to the particular cell; and
generating, by the processing device, a graphical representation of classification of the workloads using the grid, the grid
containing clusters, the clusters formed by mapping the workload signatures, each of the clusters including a group of cells
of the grid and identifying a category of the workloads whose workload signatures are assigned to the group of cells of the
corresponding cluster.

US Pat. No. 9,276,299

VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle having a battery mounted thereon, the battery comprising:
a cell group having a plurality of cells, each of the cells including an electrolytic solution and a power-generating element
within a case of cylindrical shape; and

a heat dissipation plate allowing heat exchange between the cells and holding each of the cells in a diameter direction of
the cell,

wherein the cell group is placed in an area inside an edge of the heat dissipation plate when viewed from a height direction
of the vehicle,

the plurality of cells pass through the heat dissipation plate, respectively, and
a plurality of positive electrodes of the plurality of cells are located above the heat dissipation plate and a plurality
of negative electrodes of the plurality of cells are located at a lower level in the height direction of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,273,248

BLUE PHASE LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CONTAINING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A blue phase liquid crystal composite material formed by photopolymerization of material components comprising a parent
blue phase liquid crystal, a photo-polymerizable monomer, a photoinitiator, and inorganic nanoparticles, wherein the photo-polymerizable
monomer is a non-liquid crystal acrylate monomer, and the non-liquid crystal acrylate monomer is a mixture of mono-functional
monomers and multi-functional monomers, wherein the molar ratio of the mono-functional monomers to the multi-functional monomers
are 1:1-1:9 in the non-liquid crystal acrylate monomer.

US Pat. No. 9,276,392

COMPRESSION MOLDED CABLE STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A cable structure, comprising:
a conductor bundle;
a cured resin that encompasses the conductor bundle;
a tube sleeve having an inner surface and an outer surface, the tube sleeve encompassing the cured resin; and
a variable diameter bi-component sheath compression molded from two urethane sheets that encompasses the tube sleeve, the
cured resin, and the conductor bundle; wherein

each component of the bi-component sheath defines at least a portion of an external surface of the cable structure;
the outer surface of the tube sleeve mates to an inner surface of the bi-component sheath:
the inner surface of the tube sleeve mates to an outer surface of the cured resin; and
the bi-component sheath comprises interface region, a bump region, and a non-interface region, the bump region existing between
the interface and non-interface regions and having a variable diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,277,607

LAMP USING SOLID STATE SOURCE

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A light engine, comprising:
a solid state source comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs);
a lighting industry standard lamp base, including connectors arranged in a standard three-way lamp configuration, for providing
electricity from a three-way lamp socket;

a housing mechanically connected to the lamp base; and
circuitry in the housing connected to receive electricity from the connectors of the lamp base as standard three-way control
setting inputs and to drive the LEDs,

wherein the circuitry is configured to detect the standard three-way control setting inputs and to adjust the drive to the
LEDs to selectively produce a plurality of different outputs responsive to the three-way control setting inputs.

US Pat. No. 9,277,388

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communication device in a wireless communication network system that includes a plurality of wireless communication
devices connected to one another by wireless communication, inside of the system being divided into zones each having a predetermined
geographic area, the wireless communication device comprising:
a processing unit that, upon receiving a disaster warning message including predicted position information on an occurrence
source of a disaster and disaster-influencing information indicating an area to be influenced by the disaster, calculates
a disaster-stricken zone including the occurrence source based on the predicted position information, and an affected zone
to be influenced by the disaster based on the disaster-influencing information, and performs any one of a process to transfer
data that an own device has, and a process to change a transfer route from the own device to a destination device, according
to a relationship between a zone in which the own device is positioned, and the disaster-stricken zone and the affected zone.

US Pat. No. 9,275,868

UNIFORM ROUGHNESS ON BACKSIDE OF A WAFER

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a material on a backside of a wafer, wherein the backside is adapted to be part of a base of a semiconductor and an
upper surface of the wafer is adapted to be in contact with semiconductor layers;

patterning the material to expose portions of the backside of the wafer; and
roughening the backside of the wafer through the patterned material to form a uniform roughness comprising a repeating array
of structures of recesses or indentations in the backside of the wafer thus forming a controlled topography.

US Pat. No. 9,274,833

TASK SCHEDULER, MICROPROCESSOR, AND TASK SCHEDULING METHOD

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A task scheduler scheduling one or more running units to execute a plurality of tasks, a total number of the plurality
of tasks being greater than a total number of the one or more running units, the task scheduler comprising:
a processor, the processor is configured to
have, in a time control portion, a common time to control a state of the plurality of tasks;
calculate, by a task calculator, a slack disappearance time for each of the plurality of tasks; and
select, by a running task selector, a running task having a latest slack disappearance time from among the plurality of tasks,
the plurality of tasks including (i) a new task occurring when a running request newly occurs, (ii) the running task being
in a running state, and (iii) a waiting task being in a waiting state, wherein

an arrival time of one of the plurality of tasks is defined as T,
a deadline time representing when the one of the plurality of tasks is required to be completed is defined as D,
a worst case execution time predicted to be required for a completion of the one of the plurality of tasks is defined as W,
a current elapsed time is defined as C,
the slack disappearance time is expressed by S=T+D?W+C,
a task having an earliest slack disappearance time from among the plurality of tasks is scheduled to be preferentially executed,
when the slack disappearance time of the new task is earlier than the latest slack disappearance time of the running task,
the new task is executed and the running task having the latest slack disappearance time switches from the running state to
the waiting state,

when the slack disappearance time of the new task is later than the latest slack disappearance time of the running task, the
new task is in the waiting state, and

the current elapsed time of the one of the plurality of tasks increases when the one of the plurality of tasks is executed.

US Pat. No. 9,272,277

CAPILLARY GROOVE FOR ISOBARIC WASTE ENTRY

Honeywell International I...

1. A multiple layer cytometric test card comprising:
a waste channel to receive biological waste from an area of the test card utilized for testing biological samples;
a waste storage compartment in a waste layer of the card having a top and a bottom in relation to an operating vertical orientation
of the test card; and

a capillary positioned along a vertical length of the waste storage compartment, the capillary being open to the waste compartment
along the vertical length of the waste compartment, wherein the waste channel is coupled to the capillary channel proximate
the top of the waste storage compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,276,151

POLYOLEFIN ADHESIVE MATERIAL FOR USE IN SOLAR MODULES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A film capable of use in a photovoltaic solar module, comprising:
a polyolefin;
a silane;
one or more cross-linking agents; and
a plasticizer;
wherein the average % transmittance of the film is at least 90% over a wavelength range of 400-1100 nm, and
wherein the plasticizer comprises a C4-C10 polyolefin homopolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,277,004

PREDICTION OF NETWORK PATH QUALITY AMONG PEER NETWORKING DEVICES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system that facilitates connectivity within a peer-to-peer networking environment, comprising:
one or more processors;
one or more computer-readable storage devices with instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the one or more processors,
cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:

receiving, from a client, a request to connect with a host for peer-to-peer networking, the request comprising a game account
associated with the client and defining connectivity criteria with the host;

verifying the client based in part on the game account and generating a list that includes a plurality of hosts that match
the request from the client;

determining an estimation of network path quality (NPQ) by a predictor, the predictor is at least one of an Internet Protocol
(IP) history predictor, a prefix history predictor, or a geography predictor;

reducing the list by removing at least one matched host from the list based upon the estimation of the NPQ by the predictor;
determining, based on the estimation of the NPQ by the predictor, a probing technique to employ for probing for the client
and at least one other matched host in the list, wherein the probing technique comprises at least one probing operation between
the client and the at least one other matched host from the reduced list, wherein the probing technique is at least one of
the following: standard probing and limited probing; and

implementing a probing for the client and the at least one other matched host from the reduced list based on the determined
probing technique.

US Pat. No. 9,276,712

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL RESPONSES

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), comprising:
a processor configured to:
transmit a random access preamble;
receive a control channel of a downlink transmission, wherein a common control portion of the control channel of the downlink
transmission comprises a number of control channel elements (CCEs), and wherein the number of CCEs comprises control information
for one or more random access responses;

perform blind decoding within the CCEs of the common control portion of the control channel of the downlink transmission to
detect control information intended for the WTRU, wherein the control information comprises a resource allocation to be used
for receiving a random access response in a data portion of the downlink transmission; and

process the random access response in the data portion of the downlink transmission in accordance with the resource allocation
decoded in the common control portion of the control channel of the downlink transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,274,716

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIERARCHICAL REFERENCE COUNTING VIA SIBLING TREES

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for freeing nodes, comprising:
maintaining, in a network storage system, a hierarchical data structure representing data stored in the network storage system,
the hierarchical data structure including multiple nodes, where a first node from among the multiple nodes includes: a link
count to indicate a number of direct references to the first node; a sibling count to indicate a number of nodes that have
the first node as a pre-image, and a delete count associated with a child pointer that points to a child node of the first
node, where the delete count is incremented to track removed references to the child node to avoid having to update a reference
count of the child node if the first node is modified;

analyzing a direct reference status of the first node based on the link count to determine that there are no direct references
to the first node;

analyzing the sibling count of the first node without analyzing a sibling count of any other node, to determine if the first
node can be freed, the sibling count indicating a number of nodes that have the first node as a pre-image;

computing a difference between the delete count and the sibling count;
determining that the link count and the difference between the delete count and the sibling count indicate that no other node
points to the child node; and

freeing the first node after resolving pointers in a copy of the first node to point directly to a different child node.

US Pat. No. 9,274,584

PROCESSOR PERFORMANCE STATE OPTIMIZATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system (IHS), comprising:
a processor;
a voltage regulator coupled to the processor; and
a performance state optimization system coupled to the processor and the voltage regulator, wherein the performance state
optimization system is configured to:

receive a desired end performance state for the processor, wherein the desired end performance state is associated with an
end state minimum voltage;

determine a plurality of intermediate performance states for the processor, wherein the plurality of intermediate performance
states include performance states for the processor that are between a current performance state of the processor and the
desired end performance state, and wherein each of the plurality of intermediate performance states are associated with respective
intermediate state minimum voltages;

initiate a voltage reduction of a provided voltage from the voltage regulator to the processor to provide the end state minimum
voltage;

determine that the provided voltage has reached each intermediate state minimum voltage plus an offset voltage using a sub-step
timer that provides a first slew time that is required for the provided voltage to reach each intermediate state minimum voltage
plus the offset voltage;

changing the performance state of the processor to each intermediate performance state of the plurality of intermediate performance
states in response to determining that the provided voltage has reached each respective intermediate state minimum voltage
plus the offset voltage such that the voltage reduction through the plurality of intermediate performance states is continuous;

determine that the provided voltage has reached the end state minimum voltage plus an offset voltage using the sub-step timer
that provides a second slew time that is required for the provided voltage to reach the end state minimum voltage plus the
offset voltage; and

changing the performance state of the processor to the end performance state in response to determining that the provided
voltage has reached the end state minimum voltage plus the offset voltage such that the voltage reduction from one of the
plurality of intermediate performance states to the end performance state is continuous.

US Pat. No. 9,274,228

POSITIONING SATELLITES

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method in a receiver apparatus configured to receive positioning signals from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
satellites, comprising:
positioning the receiver apparatus at a time value by, for each of a plurality of GNSS satellites:
using an algebraic solution of a differential equation of motion of the GNSS satellite to determine a position of the GNSS
satellite at the time value;

using positioning signals received at the receiver apparatus at the time value from the GNSS satellite; and
having received, for each of the plurality of the GNSS satellites, first information for defining a first algebraic function
that relates a time variable to a first mapped variable, performing long-term-accurate-positioning of each of the plurality
of the GNSS satellites without a need for receiving updated ephemeris data by:

using the first information defining the first algebraic function to convert the time value of the time variable to a first
value of the first mapped variable;

converting the first value of the first mapped variable to a second value of a second mapped variable; and
positioning the GNSS satellite by converting the second value of the second mapped variable to a position value that positions
the GNSS satellite at the time value.

US Pat. No. 9,273,233

MEDICAL ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING USING IMMISCIBLE MATERIAL

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A medical article comprising:
a PSA layer comprising acid-functional groups or basic-functional groups, wherein the PSA includes at least 0.42 mmoles acidic-
or basic-functional groups per gram PSA; and

an MVTR-modifying material that is basic when the PSA comprises acidic-functional groups or is acidic when the PSA comprises
basic-functional groups;

wherein the MVTR-modifying material is immiscible with the PSA, and reacts with the functional groups of the PSA upon contact
to form a poly-salt in the presence of fluid; and

wherein the PSA comprises a hydrophilic polymer component.
US Pat. No. 9,273,363

GENETIC LOCI ASSOCIATED WITH RESISTANCE OF CORN TO FIJIVIRUS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A method of obtaining a maize plant with enhanced resistance to Mal de Rio Cuarto Virus (“MRCV”) infection, said method
comprising:
a. isolating nucleic acids from a maize plant;
b. analyzing the isolated nucleic acids for the presence of a QTL allele associated with the enhanced resistance to MRCV,
wherein the presence of said QTL allele is determined by detecting a haplotype within an interval on chromosome 4 comprising and flanked by PHM669 and PHM8008, wherein the reference sequence for PHM669 is SEQ ID NO:42 and the reference
sequence for PHM8008 is SEQ ID NO:44, and said haplotype comprises: an “A” at position 85, a “C” at position 344, and an “A”
at position 355 relative to SEQ ID NO:42;

c. selecting a maize plant having said QTL allele, based on the analysis of step b;
d. crossing said maize plant to a second maize plant;
e. evaluating progeny from said cross for the QTL allele; and
f. selecting progeny plants that possess the QTL allele.

US Pat. No. 9,277,312

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH BONE CONDUCTION VIBRATOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a main body;
a screen panel disposed on a surface of the main body and configured to display an image;
a frame-shaped cover panel disposed on the surface of the main body to cover an outer periphery of the screen panel;
a bone conduction vibrator incorporated in the main body and attached to a rear surface of the screen panel, the bone conduction
vibrator being configured to transmit audio by bone conduction; and

an adhesive layer fixedly attaching the cover panel at a rear surface thereof to an outer peripheral portion of a surface
of the screen panel,

wherein the adhesive layer extends along the outer peripheral portion of the surface of the screen panel and has a missing
portion in which an area to be located in the vicinity of the bone conduction vibrator is missing, and the missing portion
in the adhesive layer provides a gap between a portion of the outer peripheral portion of the surface of the screen panel
and the rear surface of the cover panel.

US Pat. No. 9,276,045

DISPLAY PANEL

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A display panel having a plurality of first unit regions and a plurality of second unit regions, wherein the first unit
regions and the second unit regions are staggered to each other, and the display panel comprises:
a pixel array layer comprising a plurality of white organic light emitting units which generate a white light; and
a color filter layer, located on the pixel array layer, and the color filter layer comprising a plurality of red filter patterns,
a plurality of green filter patterns, a plurality of blue filter patterns, a plurality of first white filter patterns, and
a plurality of second white filter patterns disposed corresponding to the pixel array layer,

wherein a first white light CIE color coordinate of the white light which passes through the first white filter pattern is
different from a second white light CIE color coordinate of the white light which passes through the second white filter pattern,

each of the first unit regions has one red filter pattern, one green filter pattern, one blue filter pattern, and one first
white filter pattern disposed therein, and

each of the second unit regions has one red filter pattern, one green filter pattern, one blue filter pattern, and one second
white filter pattern disposed therein.

US Pat. No. 9,273,259

STABILIZED FLUIDS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A stabilized lubricant fluid composition comprising:
(a) at least one component selected from the group consisting of:
(i) an ester based fluid comprising saturated and/or unsaturated esters of mono-, di-, tri- or polyhydroxyl alcohols; and
(ii) a non-ester based fluid selected from the group consisting of mineral oil, silicones, poly(alpha olefins) and combinations
thereof;

(b) at least one component selected from the group consisting of:
(i) 2,4,6-tris(di-C1-C6-alkylaminomethyl) phenol (TAP); and

(ii) a salt of a at least one mono C12-C30 carboxylic fatty acid and TAP having a molar ratio of up to 3 moles of mono C12-C30 carboxylic fatty acid per mole of TAP; and

(c) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of antioxidant, antiwear, antisieze and pour point depressant;
and

wherein the stabilized lubricant fluid composition has an oxidative stability index (OSI) of greater than about 20 hours at
130° C. as measured by AOCS 12b-92.

US Pat. No. 9,272,921

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ALKALI METAL NIOBATE PARTICLES, AND ALKALI METAL NIOBATE PARTICLES

Sakai Chemical Industry C...

1. A particulate alkali metal niobate represented by formula (1):
MNbO3  (1)

wherein M represents one element selected from alkali metals, the particulate alkali metal niobate having a substantially
rectangular cuboid shape,

wherein the substantially rectangular cuboid shape has a longest side and a shortest side,
a length of the longest side represented by an index Lmax is in a range from 0.10 to 25 ?m,

a length of the shortest side represented by an index Lmin is in a range from 0.050 to 15 ?m, and

a relative standard deviation of the Lmax in the particulate alkali metal niobate is in a range from 0.22 to 0.32.

US Pat. No. 9,272,460

METHOD OF PRODUCING POLARIZING FILM

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of producing a polarizing film, comprising the steps of: at least dyeing and stretching a first polyvinyl alcohol
resin film of two or more band-like polyvinyl alcohol resin films in the course of a traveling path while traveling the first
polyvinyl alcohol resin film in a longitudinal direction, and bonding a tail end of the first polyvinyl alcohol resin film
to a leading end of a second polyvinyl alcohol resin film forming a joint portion, and at least dyeing and stretching the
first polyvinyl alcohol resin film, the second polyvinyl alcohol resin film and the joint portion continuously at a stretch
ratio of not less than 5.25 times,
wherein the first and second polyvinyl alcohol resin films are arranged with the tail end of the first polyvinyl alcohol resin
film and the leading end of the second polyvinyl alcohol resin film being layered, and an interface portion thereof is bonded
to form the joint portion wherein the bonding consists of laser welding and optionally a light absorbing agent.

US Pat. No. 9,276,273

FUEL CELL WATER MANAGEMENT VIA REDUCED ANODE REACTANT PRESSURE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of operating a fuel cell comprising a membrane electrode assembly having an anode supplied with a gaseous anode
reactant at an anode pressure and a cathode supplied with a gaseous cathode reactant at a cathode pressure, wherein the anode
pressure is below atmospheric pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,277,032

ERROR CONTROL CODING FOR NONCONTIGUOUS CHANNEL AGGREGATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. In a computing environment, a method performed at least in part on at least one processor comprising:
aggregating a plurality of channels for use in communication between communication devices, the plurality of channels including
at least two channels of unequal bandwidths; and

partitioning a data stream into a plurality of partitioned data streams corresponding to the plurality of channels, the partitioning
being based upon bandwidth data corresponding to the plurality of channels, the partitioning further comprising:

puncturing the data stream with:
a first puncture vector into a first partitioned data stream corresponding to data remaining after the puncturing, the first
puncture vector being selected based upon at least part of the bandwidth data; and

a second partitioned data stream corresponding to data removed from the data stream by the puncturing; and
puncturing the second partitioned data stream with:
a second puncture vector into a third partitioned data stream corresponding to data remaining after the puncturing with the
second puncture vector; and

a fourth partitioned data stream corresponding to data removed from the second partitioned data stream by the puncturing with
the second puncture vector.

US Pat. No. 9,274,616

POINTING ERROR AVOIDANCE SCHEME

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method performed under control of a computing system with a display, comprising:
detecting an input event applied to the computing system at a pointing location in a first area of the display;
determining a first time duration for which the pointing location has been maintained in the first area;
determining a second time duration for which the pointing location had been previously maintained in a previous area of the
display before the pointing location moved into the first area; and

determining an intended pointing location of the input event based at least in part on the first time duration being less
than the second time duration proportionally weighted by empirical data analyzed from behavior of a user of the computing
system.

US Pat. No. 9,273,412

FILM-FORMING APPARATUS AND FILM-FORMING METHOD

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A film-forming apparatus comprising:
a film-forming chamber;
a cylindrical shaped liner provided between an inner wall of the film-forming chamber and a space for performing a film-forming
process;

a main-heater configured to heat a substrate placed inside the liner, from the bottom side;
a sub-heater cluster provided between the liner and the inner wall, configure to heat the substrate from the top side;
wherein the main-heater and the sub-heater cluster are resistive heaters;
wherein the sub-heater cluster has a first sub-heater provided at the closest position to the substrate, and a second sub-heater
provided above the first sub-heater;

wherein the first sub-heater heats the substrate in combination with the main-heater, the second sub-heater heats the liner
at a lower output than the first sub-heater;

wherein each temperature of the main-heater, the first sub-heater, and the second sub-heater is individually controlled; and
wherein an output of the main-heater is controlled depending on a temperature of the substrate, and an output of the first
sub-heater is controlled depending on the output of the main-heater.

US Pat. No. 9,277,684

SELF-WRAPPING EMI SHIELDING TEXTILE SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A self-wrapping, textile sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members against electromagnetic interference, comprising:
an elongate wall constructed from interlaced yarns, at least one of said yarns being a heat-settable polymeric yarn that is
heat-set to bias said wall into a self-wrapping configuration about a longitudinal central axis of said sleeve to bring opposite
edges into overlapping relation with one another to provide a generally tubular cavity in which the elongate members are received;
and

at least one of said yarns being provided as a bi-component metallic wire having an inner aluminum wire core and an outer
copper sheath encasing said inner aluminum wire core.

US Pat. No. 9,277,141

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND SOFTWARE FOR IMAGE PROCESSING

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An image processing system comprising:
an infrared camera;
one or more memory units; and
one or more processing units operable to:
receive, from the camera, a video signal comprising data for one or more images;
determine a region of interest in a particular image of the one or more images; and
transmit, to the camera, a control signal instructing the camera to generate a peripheral region of one or more subsequent
images with a reduced information intensity level relative to an information intensity level with which a region of interest
of the one or more subsequent images are generated, the region of interest of the one or more subsequent images corresponding
to the region of interest of the particular image, the peripheral region comprising portions of the subsequent one or more
images other than the region of interest, the peripheral region comprising a plurality of rows,

wherein the camera comprises a focal plane array device operable to generate the video signal by scanning light representing
the one or more images, the focal plane array device generating the peripheral region of the one or more subsequent images
with reduced information intensity level by scanning fewer than all of the rows of the peripheral region of the one or more
subsequent images,

wherein the one or more processing units comprise an image processor, the image processor being a distributed processor comprising
a plurality of processors;

wherein a first component of the image processing system is connected to a second component of the image processing system
via a network,

wherein the network comprises a LAN and is configured to communicate data packets of a kind selected from the group consisting
of IP packets, Frame Relay frames, and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) cells,

wherein the image processing system further comprises a display connected to the image processor, and
wherein the image processing system is configured to selectively turn off the focal plane array device while scanning in the
peripheral region.

US Pat. No. 9,276,482

FORWARD TYPE DC-DC CONVERTER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A forward type DC-DC converter that converts a voltage of a DC input power supply to a specified DC output voltage insulated
from the voltage of the DC input power supply, the DC-DC converter comprising:
a series circuit of a primary side semiconductor switch and a primary winding of a transformer, the series circuit being connected
in parallel to the DC input power supply;

a rectifying diode that rectifies a voltage across a secondary winding of the transformer;
a smoothing filter comprising a DC reactor and a smoothing capacitor, the smoothing filter that smoothes an output voltage
of the rectifying diode;

a freewheeling diode that freewheels a current in the DC reactor;
a first MOSFET connected in inverse parallel to the rectifying diode; and
a second MOSFET connected in inverse parallel to the freewheeling diode,
a voltage across the smoothing capacitor being served as a DC output voltage,
the DC output voltage being controlled by turning-on and -off operations of the first MOSFET and the second MOSFET based on
periodical turning-on and -off operations of the primary side semiconductor switch, and

an arithmetic circuit in which
a turning-on time width of the first MOSFET is calculated by use of a time width within which a current flows in the DC reactor
on a secondary side within a turning-off time width of the primary side semiconductor switch in a previous period, the DC
output voltage and the voltage across the secondary winding of the transformer, and

a turning-on time width of the second MOSFET is calculated by use of a turning-on time width of the primary side semiconductor
switch immediately before a turning-on of the second MOSFET, the DC output voltage, and the voltage across the secondary winding
of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,276,476

FORCED COMMUTATING A CURRENT THROUGH A DIODE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method of eliminating reverse recovery time in a body diode of a field effect transistor (FET), the method comprising:
switching the FET on prior to force commutating a current into the body diode;
maintaining the FET on but not forcing the current into the body diode;
force commutating, while switching off the FET, the current from a cathode terminal of the body diode to an anode terminal
of the body diode; and

maintaining the FET off and not forcing the current into the body diode.

US Pat. No. 9,275,073

ASSOCIATING METRO STREET ADDRESS GUIDE (MSAG) VALIDATED ADDRESSES WITH GEOGRAPHIC MAP DATA

TeleCommunication Systems...

6. A method of mapping a current lat/lon location of a wireless device into a street address, comprising:
obtaining a current latitude/longitude (lat/lon) location of a wireless device;
determining a closest unique road link ID associated with said obtained current lat/lon location; and
returning a street address associated with said unique road link ID;
wherein a given length of road is divided into a plurality of road links each associated with its own unique road link ID.


US Pat. No. 9,274,792

COMPILER-CONTROLLED REGION SCHEDULING FOR SIMD EXECUTION OF THREADS

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method for scheduling threads to execute different regions of a program, the method comprising:
analyzing a control flow graph that is based on program code and comprises a plurality of regions, wherein each region represents
a different portion of the program code, is assigned an execution priority, and has a thread frontier that includes one or
more thread frontier regions, each thread frontier region being one of the plurality of regions in the control flow graph;

inserting one or more update predicate mask variable instructions at the end of a first region included in the plurality of
regions based on the control flow graph and the program code; and

inserting one or more conditional branch instructions at the end of the first region that are arranged to reflect execution
priority of the one or more thread frontier regions in the thread frontier of the first region.

US Pat. No. 9,274,526

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE AND METHOD OF ESTIMATING SELF POSITION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An autonomous vehicle comprising:
a first sensor which obtains environmental information on surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle; and
a controller configured to control a driver based on a self position,
wherein the controller includes:
a first estimater configured to calculate a first estimate value indicating an estimated self position, by estimation using
a probabilistic method based on the environmental information; and

a second estimater configured to calculate a second estimate value indication an estimated self position, by estimation using
a matching method based on the environmental information, and

the controller is configured to:
change, according to the first estimate value, a second estimate range for the calculating of the second estimate value by
the second estimater;

control the driver using the second estimate value as the self position;
reduce the second estimate range when a first estimate range included in the first estimate value is smaller than a first
threshold value; and

expand the second estimate range when the first estimate range is larger than a second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,274,010

CAPACITANCE TYPE SENSOR

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A capacitance type sensor, comprising:
a dielectric layer made of a polymer;
an elongated front-side electrode placed on a front side of the dielectric layer;
an elongated back-side electrode placed on a back side of the dielectric layer;
a front-side wiring connected to the front-side electrode;
a back-side wiring connected to the back-side electrode; and
a plurality of detection portions formed between the front-side electrode and the back-side electrode which face each other
in a front-back direction,

the capacitance type sensor being capable of detecting surface pressure distribution based on a change in capacitance of a
detection portion, characterized in that

each of the front-side electrode and the back-side electrode has an elongated electrode body containing a binder and a conductive
material, and an extended wiring portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the electrode body and having lower volume
resistivity than the electrode body, and

the front-side wiring and the back-side wiring have lower volume resistivity than the electrode body.

US Pat. No. 9,276,942

MULTI-TENANCY IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Oracle International Corp...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
storing, in a cloud computing environment, in a shared identity store in a shared identity management system used by multiple
identity domains that are isolated from each other, identities of a plurality of users associated with different identity
domains within the multiple identity domains;

creating a first identity domain through the shared identity management system;
associating a first plurality of services with the first identity domain;
sharing, among the first plurality of services, identities of a first set of users from the plurality of users managed by
the shared identity management system;

creating, through the shared identity management system, a second identity domain that is isolated from the first identity;
associating a second plurality of services with the second identity domain; and
sharing, among the second plurality of services, identities of a second set of users from the plurality of users managed by
the shared identity management system, wherein the second set of users is different from the first set of users;

in response to a request to provision an instance of a particular service to the first or second identity domain of the multiple
identity domains, selecting, from a plurality of different role hierarchy templates that are associated with different services,
a particular role hierarchy template that was associated with the particular service prior to receiving the request; and

in response to the request, creating, in the first or second identity domain, a role hierarchy to map the first or second
set of users to specific roles based on the particular role hierarchy template.

US Pat. No. 9,276,863

TRAFFIC DETECTION FUNCTION BASED ON USAGE BASED THRESHOLDS

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, performed by a policy manager network node in a network, the method comprising:
receiving, in the policy manager network node, accounting threshold information relating to an access session associated with
an access node;

receiving, in the policy manager network node, accounting network usage measurement message relating to the access session;
determining, in the policy manager network node, that a total network usage of the access session exceeds a threshold; and
sending, in the policy manager network node, a change of authorization message to the access node, wherein the change of authorization
message limits a first type of network access, redirects a user of the access node, and allows streaming access to continue
independent of network usage limits.

US Pat. No. 9,275,530

SECURE AREA AND SENSITIVE MATERIAL TRACKING AND STATE MONITORING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for monitoring an area containing sensitive material, said system comprising:
an object comprising sensitive material, wherein said object is reactive to a predetermined condition, wherein subjection
to the predetermined condition neutralizes said sensitive material;

at least one radio frequency identification (RFID) tag coupled to said object and configured to change state when subjected
to the predetermined condition;

a reading and warning system comprising an RFID tag reader operable to receive a signal from said at least one RFID tag, wherein
said reading and warning system provides a warning when said at least one RFID tag is coupled to said object and said RFID
tag reader receives a signal from said at least one RFID tag, and

wherein said reading and warning system is configured to determine when the object is neutralized based on at least one of:
receiving an altered signal from said at least one RFID tag when said RFID tag changes state, or receiving no signal from
said at least one RFID tag when said RFID tag changes state.

US Pat. No. 9,274,511

FAILSAFE OPERATION OF VEHICLE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A vehicle control device that executes a function to control a motor vehicle, comprising:
a failure detection unit that receives operational state information indicating operational states of a plurality of hardware
components in the motor vehicle and determines whether one or more of the plurality of hardware components includes a failure
based on the received operational state information, the plurality of hardware components being in communication with and
separate from the vehicle control device;

a functional failure determination unit that receives failure information indicating the determined failure of the one or
more hardware components and determines, based on the received failure information, a functional failure level from a plurality
of functional failure levels, each indicating a degree of an impact on a behavior of a system comprising the plurality of
hardware components; and

a failsafe control unit that performs a failsafe operation corresponding to the determined functional failure level;
wherein the functional failure determination unit determines, without depending on a hardware component type and a number
of the plurality of hardware components, the functional failure level according to a combination of any number of hardware
components determined to include a failure and any number of hardware components determined to not include a failure, and

wherein the failsafe control unit specifies the failsafe operation corresponding to the functional failure level determined
by the functional failure determination unit, and performs the specified failsafe operation.

US Pat. No. 9,274,379

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

JAPAN DISPLAY INC., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:
a first substrate having a first insulation film, a first conductive layer disposed on the first insulation film, and a second
insulation film disposed on the first insulation film and the first conductive layer;

a second substrate opposed to the first substrate;
a rectangular display area formed with a plurality of pixels;
a sealing material formed outside the rectangular display area, the sealing material securing the first substrate and the
second substrate to each other; and

a driving circuit disposed on the first substrate, the driving circuit outputting a signal to the first conductive layer;
wherein the first substrate has a sealing hole area passing through thin film layers formed over the surface of the first
substrate at least in corners of the first substrate on a side opposite to a side where the driving circuit is disposed on
the first substrate; and

wherein the sealing material is formed in a region including the sealing hole area, and a base material of the first substrate
is secured directly to the sealing material by way of the sealing hole area without a direct contact between the sealing material
and the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,276,156

SOLAR CELLS HAVING A TRANSPARENT COMPOSITION-GRADED BUFFER LAYER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A solar cell comprising:
a first layer having a first-layer lattice parameter;
a second layer having a second-layer lattice parameter different from the first-layer lattice parameter, wherein the second
layer includes a photoactive second-layer material; and

a buffer layer extending between and contacting the first layer and the second layer and having a buffer-layer lattice parameter
that increases with increasing distance from the first layer toward the second layer,

wherein the first layer is transparent to wavelengths of light that are photoconverted by the second layer; and
wherein the buffer layer is made of a buffer-layer material having a minimum bandgap greater than a bandgap of the second
layer by at least 50 milli-eV.

US Pat. No. 9,275,404

ANALYZING COMMUNICATIONS TO DETERMINE BUSINESS ENTITY POPULARITY

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method for determining the popularity of a business entity, the method comprising:
receiving, at a computing system, at least a substantial portion of all communications transmitted on a public or private
network, the received at least substantial portion of all communications being between two or more entities not related to
a business entity and including information that in a first instance is relevant to the business entity and in a second instance
is not relevant to the business entity;

in response to receiving the at least substantial portion of all communications received on the public or private network,
searching the received communication for information related to an opinion about the business entity, searching for information
related to an opinion about the business entity comprising:

accessing a first database that includes a plurality of business entity names, the plurality of business entity names being
related to a specific geographical location;

searching at a processor the received communication to determine that the communication includes a business entity name included
in the first database;

accessing a second database that includes words or phrases that are indicative of the opinion of the business entity;
searching at the processor one or more portions of the received communication that are in close proximity to an occurrence
of the business entity name for one or more words or phrases that are included in the second database; and

determining at the processor a customer satisfaction rating of the business entity based on the words or phrases of the communication
that are in close proximity to the business entity name that match the words or phrases of the second database.

US Pat. No. 9,272,764

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE FOR VESSEL AND REMOTE CONTROL METHOD FOR VESSEL PROPULSION DEVICE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A remote control device for a vessel that is installed in a vessel and remotely controls a vessel propulsion device of
the vessel, the remote control device comprising:
an operation member that is supported rotatably around a rotation axis, and is operated by an operator to switch a shift position
of a forward-reverse switching mechanism in the vessel propulsion device according to an operation angle of the operation
member;

an operation load applying mechanism that applies an operation load to the operation member and includes an actuator that
adjusts the operation load; and

a control section programmed to control the operation load by controlling the actuator based on a vessel speed of the vessel;
wherein

the vessel propulsion device includes an engine; and
the operation member includes a single lever that is operated by the operator to both switch the shift position of the forward-reverse
switching mechanism and change a throttle opening degree of the engine according to the operation angle of the operation member.

US Pat. No. 9,276,233

ENCAPSULATING STRUCTURE OF OLED DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An encapsulating structure of an OLED device, comprising an upper substrate and a lower substrate that are disposed in
opposition to each other, an OLED device, and a frit wall for sealing peripheries of the upper substrate and the lower substrate;
wherein two faces of the upper substrate and the lower substrate that are opposed abut against each other, the lower substrate
has a recessed section, which is opened toward the upper substrate and within which the OLED device is positioned; the upper
substrate has a first annular groove that is opened toward the lower substrate, the lower substrate has a second annular groove
that is opposed to the first annular groove and opened toward the upper substrate, an upper bound of the frit wall is located
in the first annular groove, and a lower bound of the frit wall is located in the second annular groove.

US Pat. No. 9,276,172

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a display device, comprising:
surface treating a first region on a first surface of a carrier substrate while leaving a second region of the carrier substrate
untreated;

coupling a mother substrate with the carrier substrate by static electricity existing in the second region;
forming a thin film on the mother substrate;
disposing an oil in the first region; and
separating the carrier substrate and the mother substrate by using the first region as an initial separation point,
wherein the second region is not surface treated and is disposed at an interface between the carrier substrate and the mother
substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,275,267

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION OF 3D DATA WITH ELECTRO-OPTICAL IMAGERY VIA PHOTOGRAMMETRIC BUNDLE ADJUSTMENT

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A system for automatically registering 3D data with a multispectral image, the system comprising processing circuitry arranged
to:
obtain a panchromatic-sharpened multispectral image having image coordinates;
extract ground control point coordinates (GCPs) from the image and from a set of corresponding 3D data, the 3D data including
a plurality of 3D geodetic coordinates;

input the ground control points into a photogrammetric bundle adjustment (BA);
generate at least one set of corrected rational polynomial coefficients from the photogrammetric bundle adjustment; and
colorize the 3D data with the corrected rational polynomial coefficients to generate and store red, green, and blue values
for each 3D geodetic coordinate.

US Pat. No. 9,275,004

HYBRID FIREWALL FOR DATA CENTER SECURITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for managing firewall requirements related to a
virtualized application by a cloud management entity having a processing engine, comprising:
responsive to determining, by the processing engine, that a virtualized application, associated with a first plurality of
application virtual machines and a second plurality of firewall virtual machines, requires an increased number of application
virtual machines in the first plurality, instantiating an application virtual machine;

comparing a bandwidth capacity of the required increased number of application virtual machines in the first plurality to
a bandwidth capacity of the firewall virtual machines in the second plurality to determine whether a firewall ratio is exceeded
by the increased number of application virtual machines; and

responsive to determining, by the processing engine, that the firewall ratio is exceeded, instantiating a firewall virtual
machine.

US Pat. No. 9,277,659

INFORMATION APPARATUS AND LINK MECHANISM OF INFORMATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information apparatus which is provided with
a first housing,
a second housing, and
a four-section articulated link mechanism which links the first housing and the second housing,
the four-section articulated link mechanism being provided with:
first and second joints which are provided at the first housing and
third and fourth joints which are provided at the second housing,
the first joint is fixed in position, while the second joint can slide with respect to the first joint,
the third and fourth joints are positioned at two ends of a slide block which can slide on the second housing,
a rotary shaft is provided at the second housing at an end of the first housing side at the opened position, and
a support part which rotatably supports the rotary shaft is provided at the first housing at a position of the rotary shaft
of the second housing at the opened position,

the four-section articulated link mechanism able to change the positions of the four joints so as to change the first and
second housings to any of the positions of a closed position where the second housing is laid over the first housing, an opened
position after the second housing is slid from the closed position, then is arranged forming a certain tilt angle with respect
to the first housing, and a plurality of open angle positions where the tilt angle of the second housing with respect to the
first housing is changed from the opened position.

US Pat. No. 9,273,660

STARTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A starter for starting an engine, the starter comprising:
a motor having a rotating shaft;
an output shaft coaxially disposed with the rotating shaft of the motor, the output shaft having male splines formed on an
outer surface thereof;

a clutch configured to transmit torque generated by the motor to the output shaft;
a pinion tube having a cylindrical bore formed therein, the pinion tube also having female splines formed on an inner surface
of the cylindrical bore, the pinion tube being fitted on the output shaft with the female splines in mesh with the male splines
of the output shaft;

a pinion provided on a non-motor-side end portion of the pinion tube so as to rotate with the pinion tube;
a shift lever that is configured to shift both the pinion tube and the pinion relative to the output shaft in a direction
away from the motor and thereby bring the pinion into mesh with a ring gear of the engine; and

an electromagnetic solenoid configured to drive the shift lever,
wherein
the clutch is a one-way clutch which includes an outer, an inner and a plurality of intermediate members,
the outer is arranged so as to be rotated by the torque generated by the motor,
the inner is disposed radially inside of the outer so as to be rotatable relative to the outer,
the inner is integrally formed with a motor-side end portion of the output shaft so as to rotate with the output shaft, and
the intermediate members are arranged between the outer and the inner so as to allow torque transmission from the outer to
the inner and inhibit torque transmission from the inner to the outer, and

the pinion is separately formed from the pinion tube and mounted on the pinion tube so as to be axially movable relative to
the pinion tube.

US Pat. No. 9,275,785

MULTILAYERED POWER INDUCTOR AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayered power inductor, comprising:
a magnetic layer included in at least a part of a power inductor chip body;
an inner electrode coil pattern formed in the magnetic layer; and
an outer electrode layer,
wherein the magnetic layer comprises a metal powder insulated along a grain interface of the metal powder, and an SiO2-based ceramic material insulates the grain interface of the metal powder and the surface of the inner electrode coil pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,274,634

TOUCH PANEL

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

1. A touch panel comprising:
a substrate including a view area and a dead area;
a bridge electrode on the view area of the substrate;
a print part on the dead area of the substrate;
a wire electrode formed on the printed part to make direct contact with the print part; and
a first insulation pattern on the bridge electrode and a second insulation pattern on the wire electrode,
wherein the first insulation pattern and the second insulation pattern are physically separated from each other, and
wherein the second insulation pattern makes direct contact with the print part.

US Pat. No. 9,273,965

METHOD FOR DETERMINING FUTURE POSITION BOUNDARY FOR A MOVING OBJECT FROM LOCATION ESTIMATES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A computer implemented method for estimating a boundary for a future location of a moving object, the method comprising:
receiving, by a receiver, location information about two previous locations of the moving object represented by a first and
a second elliptical error probabilities (EEPs);

converting the parameters of each of the first and the second EEPs to parameters of a quadratic form to represent said each
of the first and the second EEPs as a conic section via an implicit quadratic equation;

computing four tangent lines from the implicit quadratic equation, each tangent line being tangent to both of the first and
the second EEPs;

determining two transverse tangent lines from the four tangent lines to provide a maximum angle formed by a vector passing
from the first EEP to the second EEP;

constructing a cone in a direction from the first EEP to the second EEP from the two transverse tangent lines; and
estimating the boundary of the future location of the moving object as a first side of the cone formed by a first transverse
tangent line and a second side of the cone formed by a second transverse tangent line, of the two transverse tangent lines.

US Pat. No. 9,272,539

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING A PRE-PROCESSING LIQUID AND A POST-PROCESSING LIQUID, AND AN IMAGE FORMING METHOD USING A PRE-PROCESSING LIQUID AND A POST-PROCESSING LIQUID

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming unit configured to eject droplets from the image forming apparatus, and to form an image on a surface of
a printing medium;

a pre-processing unit configured to apply a pre-processing liquid to the surface of the printing medium before the image is
formed by the image forming unit; and

a post-processing unit configured to apply a post-processing liquid different from the pre-processing liquid to the surface
of the printing medium after the image is formed by the image forming unit,

wherein the pre-processing unit applies an amount of the pre-processing liquid which is determined based on a type of the
printing medium and the post-processing unit applies an amount of the post-processing liquid which is determined based on
the type of the printing medium,

wherein the application amount of the post-processing liquid is reduced when the application amount of the pre-processing
liquid is reduced, and

wherein the application amount of the post-processing liquid is raised when the application amount of the pre-processing liquid
is raised.

US Pat. No. 9,272,342

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:
an upper surface;
a lower surface;
a side surface connected to each of the upper surface and the lower surface and sequentially comprising a first side surface,
a corner side surface, and a second side surface; and

a cutting edge comprising a major cutting edge located at an intersecting part of the upper surface and the first side surface,
a corner cutting edge located at an intersecting part of the upper surface and the corner side surface, and a minor cutting
edge located at an intersecting part of the upper surface and the second side surface,

wherein the upper surface sequentially comprises a first rake surface and a second rake surface, the first rake surface being
located along the cutting edge and inclined toward the lower surface as going inward from the cutting edge at a first rake
angle on a basis of a perpendicular plane perpendicular to a central axis extending between the upper surface and the lower
surface, the second rake surface being located more inward than the first rake surface and inclined toward the lower surface
at a second rake angle different from the first rake angle on the basis of the perpendicular plane,

wherein an intersecting part between the first rake surface and the second rake surface comprises a protruded part located
at a highest position in a region of the intersecting part extending along the second side surface, and

wherein the first rake angle of the first rake surface is subject to less variation than the second rake angle of the second
rake surface in a region extending from the first side surface to the corner side surface.

US Pat. No. 9,276,916

METHOD OF USING SERVER, SERVER RESERVATION CONTROL APPARATUS AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A server comprising: a processor configured to
receive, from a first client device, content, a client ID, and a level of access control, the level of access control restricting
users, different from a user of the first client device, from accessing the content, the level of access control being from
a plurality of access control levels including a first disclosure level that permits users belonging to a first group to access
the content, and a second disclosure level that permits users belonging to a second group to access the content, the second
group being different from the first group, and

send the content to a second client device when a user of the second client device is determined to be permitted to access
the content based on the level of access control and the client ID, wherein information associated with the content is to
be included into a publicly available webpage based upon the first disclosure level being selected, and the information associated
with the content is not to be included into the publicly available webpage based upon the second disclosure level being selected.

US Pat. No. 9,275,861

METHODS OF FORMING GROUP III-V SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS ON GROUP IV SUBSTRATES AND THE RESULTING SUBSTRATE STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a layer of insulating material above a surface of a semiconductor substrate;
performing a first etching process on said layer of insulating material to define a patterned layer of insulating material
that is comprised of isolation regions and a trench defined between said isolation regions with a plurality of isolated features
formed within said trench, wherein portions of said surface of said substrate within said trench are exposed;

performing at least one second etching process through said patterned layer of insulating material to define a plurality of
intersecting ridges that define a ridged surface in said substrate within said trench;

after forming said ridged surface in said substrate, performing a third etching process to remove said plurality of isolated
features within said trench; and

after removing said plurality of isolated features, forming a Group III-V material on said ridged surface of said substrate
within said trench between said isolation regions.

US Pat. No. 9,275,339

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROBABILISTIC NAME MATCHING

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method comprising:
determining a first set of possible intended person names as a function of a first person name;
determining a second set of possible intended person names for each person name in a set of names in a person name variant
database;

probabilistically matching a person name from the first set of possible intended person names to a person name from the second
set of possible intended person names; and

wherein probabilistically matching includes determining a weight associated with typing the first person name but intending
to type another person name in the first set of possible intended person names and determining the probability of typing a
person name in the set of person names in the name variant database but intending to type a person name from the second set
of possible intended person names using a hidden Markov model to model a cognitive and transcription error process associated
with a user typing the person name in the set of person names in the person name variant database and disambiguate entries
in the person name variant database.

US Pat. No. 9,273,211

ENHANCED BIOMIMETIC COATINGS FOR ON-DEMAND ADHESION OF A CONDUCTIVE POLYMER APPLIQUE COATING

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for making a conductive polymer coating or film, comprising:
preparing conductive polymer appliqué nanotube arrays having ends and pretreating a polyanionic coating or film by hydrolysis
producing a polyanionic coating or film having at least one anionic group;

testing said pretreated polyanionic coating or film in its neutral form to determine whether there is an extended conformation
with COOH groups on a surface of said coating or film which is available for subsequent neutralization to said anionic group;

further preparing said conductive polymer appliqué nanotube arrays by electropolymerizing of said pretreated polyanionic coating
or film having the anionic group with aniline, pyrrole, and/or thiophene monomers in at least one conductive medium using
an anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membrane or polycarbonate to improve flexibility;

purifying said fabricated arrays; and
attaching FeO nanoparticles to said purified conductive polymer appliqué nanotube arrays via a liquid-phase reaction utilizing
sodium borohydride (NaBH4) as a reducing agent producing an iron oxide thin film or coating on a surface of said nanoparticles to provide sites for
ionic bonding between an iron oxide surface and said anionic group(s) on said purified arrays, wherein said purified arrays
having FeO at said ends of aligned said nanotubes array to achieve direct attachment to said pretreated polyanionic coating
or film after oxidation to Fe+2 to produce appliqués that can undergo redox chemistry with strong ionic bonds.

US Pat. No. 9,272,670

IN-VEHICLE AUDIO APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. An in-vehicle audio apparatus comprising:
a base body that is arranged in a fixed state;
a storage tray that is moved between a drawing-out position and a storing position with respect to the base body and inserts
and takes out a music reproducing device at the drawing-out position;

a pressing body that is moved in accordance with a moving position of the storage tray in a direction perpendicular to a moving
direction of the storage tray and presses the music reproducing device that is inserted into the storage tray when the pressing
body is moved to one side;

a bias spring that presses the pressing body to the one side; and
a plurality of arm members that are positioned between the base body and the pressing body so as to connect the base body
and the pressing body and are operated for the base body,

wherein the pressing body is moved in the direction perpendicular to the moving direction of the storage tray in accordance
with operations of the plurality of arm members, and

wherein the plurality of arm members are positioned so as to be separated from each other in the moving direction of the storage
tray.

US Pat. No. 9,277,571

REGISTRATIONS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:
registering, in a controller entity comprising a call state control function, a plurality of contact addresses for a user;
receiving, at the controller entity, a request for a communication link to the user;
querying, by the controller entity, a database at a home subscriber server for information regarding a manner regarding how
to handle the request; and

processing, at the controller entity, the request based on the queried information from the database, wherein, when provided
during registration, the controller entity uses user preference information to determine whether to fork the request in parallel
or sequentially.

US Pat. No. 9,277,037

PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH ACCESSORY FUNCTIONS AND RELATED METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An accessory module for providing at least one accessory function to a portable communication device, the portable communication
device including a processor and an interface connector, the interface connector disposed on a back side of a housing of said
portable communication device such that the interface connector is positioned behind a removable back panel when coupled to
the housing, said accessory module comprising:
an accessory module back panel;
a means for providing at least one accessory function;
a module connector configured to mate with the interface connector of the portable communication device; and
a means for coupling said accessory module back panel to the housing in place of the removable back panel of the portable
communication device when the removable back panel is uncoupled from the housing, said module connector positioned on said
accessory module back panel such that said module connector mates with the interface connector when said accessory module
back panel is secured to the housing, and such that said accessory module is coupled to the portable communication device
and communicates with the processor of the portable communication device via said module connector to provide said at least
one accessory function.

US Pat. No. 9,276,866

TUNING CONGESTION NOTIFICATION FOR DATA CENTER NETWORKS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:
one or more processors;
a memory coupled to the one or more processors to store:
a congestion detection module configured to:
determine a current queue length at an intermediate node of one or more data center networks;
a threshold module configured to:
set a threshold value for the current queue length by determining an upper bound and a lower bound;
a congestion notification module configured to mark a packet comprising application data, the packet having a predetermined
size with a maximum transmit unit (MTU) to indicate possible congestion in the one or more data center networks when the current
queue length exceeds the threshold value, wherein the congestion notification module comprises a de-queue marking module configured
to mark the packet when the packet is being de-queued, wherein the packet is de-queued prior to transmission of the packet;
and

a flexible initial packet size (FIPS) module configured to probe the network with a plurality of small packets comprising
the application data, the plurality of small packets having a smaller payload size than the packet having the predetermined
size.

US Pat. No. 9,276,663

LAYER-2 CONNECTIVITY FROM SWITCH TO ACCESS NODE/GATEWAY

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for providing layer-2 connectivity through a switched ground segment network providing connectivity at layer-2
of the OSI model (L2) between a plurality of geographically separated nodes, the system comprising:
a gateway connected at L2 to at least one of the plurality of geographically separated nodes of the switched ground segment
network and in communication with one or more bent pipe satellites, the one or more bent pipe satellites configured to receive
signals from one or more user terminals and to relay the signals at layer-1 of the OSI model (L1), the gateway utilizing at
least one service provided by the at least one of the plurality of geographically separated nodes for providing communication
services between the one or more user terminals and entities not within the switched ground segment network, the gateway comprising:

a satellite modem termination system (SMTS) that demodulates the signals relayed from the one or more bent pipe satellites
and generates from the demodulated signals, a plurality of data packets having packet headers for communication at L2; and

a first L2 switch coupled with the SMTS that receives the plurality of data packets from the SMTS and adds virtual tagging
tuples to the packet headers for each data packet of a subset of the plurality of data packets, wherein each virtual tagging
tuple includes an entity destination associated with an entity,

wherein the first L2 switch of the gateway transmits the virtually tagged data packets at L2 to a second L2 switch of a core
node of the switched ground segment network, for communication to the entity based on each of the virtual tagging tuples associated
with each of the virtually tagged data packets, the core node comprising a network interface coupled with a second network
associated with the entity.

US Pat. No. 9,275,392

PARKING FACILITY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium with instructions stored thereon to manage a parking facility, the instructions
comprising:
collecting usage information related to one or more of a traffic pattern, a day of a week, a time of a day, and a usage of
parking spaces for the parking facility;

collecting resource information related to electrical resources within the parking facility;
building usage models for the parking facility based on the collected usage information and based on information collected
from a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit;

building resource models for the parking facility based on the collected resource information and based on the information
collected from GPS unit, wherein the information collected from the GPS unit determines user access demand as a function of
one or more of the day of the week, the time of the day, and the traffic pattern;

managing allocation of the parking spaces based on the usage models;
reducing energy expense by a management operation of the electrical resources based on the resource models and the usage models,
wherein the management operation of the electrical resources includes a dimming action to dim the parking spaces determined
to have little or no activity based on the usage models and an illumination action to increase illumination of the parking
spaces reserved by customers based on the usage models to direct the customers to the illuminated parking spaces; and

establishing prices for the parking spaces based on the usage models.

US Pat. No. 9,274,330

OPTICAL FILTER ARRANGEMENT AND A METHOD FOR ADJUSTMENT THEREOF

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An optical filter arrangement, having a cut wavelength for light passing there through, configured to be positioned in
a wireless device relative to a light detecting unit, the optical filter arrangement comprising
a stack of a first optical layer and a second optical layer, and
an electro active polymer material arranged between the first and second optical layers such that the cut wavelength is adjusted
upon application of an electrical voltage to the electro active polymer material;

wherein the optical filter arrangement is a switchable band pass filter in an infrared spectrum, and the optical filter arrangement
is positioned in front of the light detecting unit relative to a direction of the passing light;

wherein a thickness of the electro active polymer material changes upon the application of the electrical voltage, which changes
a distance between the first optical layer and the second optical layer to adjust the cut wavelength; and

wherein the electro active polymer material is in a shape of a helix and arranged at a periphery of the first and second optical
layers to define an air gap between the first and second optical layers.

US Pat. No. 9,277,040

PRESENCE BASED CONNECTING NUMBER SEARCH

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining at least a partial entry, the partial entry being associated with a destination address, the destination address
being arranged to identify a first destination to be accessed;

identifying a plurality of potential destinations, wherein each potential destination of the plurality of potential destinations
includes the partial entry, the plurality of potential destinations including the first destination, the plurality of potential
destinations including previously accessed destinations and destinations programmed into a database;

determining a presence status of each potential destination of the plurality of potential destinations, wherein determining
the presence status of each potential destination of the plurality of potential destinations includes determining whether
the presence status of each potential destination indicates presence, determining whether the presence status of each potential
destination indicates a lack of presence, and determining whether the presence status of each potential destination is unknown;

ordering the plurality of potential destinations, wherein ordering the plurality of potential destinations includes using
the presence status of at least some of the potential destinations, wherein ordering the plurality of potential destinations
includes determining whether to use the presence status of a second potential destination of the plurality of potential destinations
when ordering the plurality of potential destinations;

determining if the first destination has been selected from the plurality of potential destinations; and
automatically completing the destination address if it is determined that the first destination has been selected, wherein
automatically completing the destination address includes automatically adding on to the partial entry to cause the first
destination to be accessed.

US Pat. No. 9,276,768

PROVIDING STATION CONTEXT AND MOBILITY IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK HAVING A SPLIT MAC ARCHITECTURE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a wireless access node, a first frame from a station through a first communication network, wherein the first
frame comprises a source address that identifies the station;

deriving a destination address using the source address, wherein the destination address that identifies an access controller
controlling the wireless access node, and the wireless access node is coupled to the access controller through a second communication
network;

encapsulating the first frame in a second frame comprising the destination address identifying the access controller and a
source address identifying the wireless access node; and

sending the second frame to the access controller having the destination address through the second communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,275,951

CURVILINEAR WIRING STRUCTURE TO REDUCE AREAS OF HIGH FIELD DENSITY IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for reducing areas of high field density in an integrated circuit, the method comprising:
forming a first curvilinear wiring structure in a first interconnect layer of an integrated circuit, wherein forming the first
curvilinear wiring structure comprises forming a first set of concentric conductive annular structures having a first electrode
and a second electrode;

forming a second curvilinear wiring structure in a second interconnect layer of the integrated circuit, wherein the second
curvilinear wiring structure is substantially vertically aligned with the first curvilinear wiring structure; and

electrically connecting the first curvilinear wiring structure to the second curvilinear wiring structure, wherein electrically
connecting the first curvilinear wiring structure to the second curvilinear wiring structure comprises:

forming a curvilinear conductive via to electrically connect the first curvilinear wiring structure to the second curvilinear
wiring structure; and

extending the curvilinear conductive via between the first curvilinear wiring structure and the second curvilinear wiring
structure.

US Pat. No. 9,272,034

TREATMENT OF CONDITIONS RELATED TO SHOCK

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for prevention or treatment of physiological shock in an individual comprising administering to the lumen of an
intestine of the individual a therapeutic dose of a combination of a pancreatic digestive enzyme inhibitor, a cytotoxic mediator
inhibitor, an MMP inhibitor, and an antibacterial agent.

US Pat. No. 9,276,118

FINFET DEVICE HAVING A MERGE SOURCE DRAIN REGION UNDER CONTACT AREAS AND UNMERGED FINS BETWEEN CONTACT AREAS, AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) device, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of fins on the substrate;
a plurality of gate regions on portions of the fins, wherein the gate regions are spaced apart from each other;
spacers on each respective gate region;
one or more contact area trenches respectively formed at one or more portions between adjacent gate regions;
an epitaxy region on each of the fins in the one or more contact area trenches, wherein the epitaxy regions on adjacent fins
in the one or more contact area trenches are merged with each other to form merged epitaxy regions; and

an unmerged epitaxy region on portions of each of the fins between the one or more contact area trenches;
wherein the unmerged epitaxy regions are doped differently than the merged epitaxy regions.

US Pat. No. 9,272,743

SPHERICAL MODULAR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC TRAVELER

The United States of Amer...

1. A spherical modular autonomous robotic traveler (SMART) for delivering a payload along a surface from a first position
to a second position, said SMART comprising:
an outer spherical shell for rolling along the surface;
an inner spherical chamber disposed within said outer shell to carry the payload, said chamber maintaining its orientation
relative to the surface;

a plurality of weight-shifters arranged within said inner chamber, each weight-shifter including a mass disposed in a default
position, and locatable to an active position in response to activation; and

a controller within said inner chamber for selectively activating a weight-shifter among said plurality to shift said mass
from said default position to said active position, wherein said outer shell rolls in a direction that corresponds to said
weight-shifter activated by said controller.

US Pat. No. 9,272,312

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING LUBRICANTS FROM SUPERPLASTIC-FORMING OR HOT-FORMING DIES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

9. A method of cleaning a die, the method comprising:
analyzing a working surface of the die with an analyzing device to determine a thickness of a layer of at least one of graphite
and boron nitride thereon; and

based on the thickness of the layer, discharging electromagnetic energy from an electromagnetic-energy emission device (EEED)
to irradiate the surface of the die with the electromagnetic energy, wherein the electromagnetic energy ablates the at least
one of graphite and boron nitride such that the electromagnetic energy removes the layer without removing an oxide layer between
said working surface and said layer.

US Pat. No. 9,277,506

SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of facilitating transmission of a sounding reference signal (SRS) on an uplink carrier of a telecommunication
system, comprising:
creating a shifted SRS, wherein a set of SRSs is predefined, each SRS from the set of SRSs having a predefined bandwidth and
a predefined frequency domain position, the predefined frequency domain position including a set of resource blocks (RBs)
being usable for transmission of a SRS on the uplink carrier, the set of RBs being smaller than a total set of RBs being available
on the uplink carrier, and the predefined frequency domain position of a first SRS from the set of SRSs is shifted for creation
of the shifted SRS, thereby creating an extended SRS region including at least one additional RB being separate from the predefined
frequency domain position of the first SRS; and

transmitting the shifted SRS on the uplink carrier, and
wherein a number of RBs mSRS,0=NRBUL?? is usable for transmission of the first SRS on the uplink carrier, where NRBUL is the total set of RBs being available on the uplink carrier, the number ? being an integer greater than zero, ?>0.

US Pat. No. 9,276,014

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising a gate, a gate line, a gate insulation layer, a semiconductor layer, a first transparent
electrode, a second transparent electrode, a source, a drain and a passivation layer, wherein
the passivation layer covers the gate line, the gate, the gate insulation layer, the semiconductor layer and the first transparent
electrode;

the second transparent electrode is provided above the passivation layer;
the source and the drain are provided above the passivation layer and are electrically connected to the semiconductor layer
through a source via and a drain via provided in the passivation layer, respectively;

the gate and the gate line comprise a first transparent conductive material layer, the first transparent conductive material
layer is provided in the same layer as the first transparent electrode;

the gate insulation layer is provided between the gate and the semiconductor layer and is not provided between the first transparent
electrode and the second transparent electrode; and

the source and the drain comprise a second transparent conductive material layer and a source-drain metal layer provided on
the second transparent conductive material layer, the second transparent conductive material layer is provided in the same
layer as the second transparent electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,275,335

AUTONOMOUS BIOLOGICALLY BASED LEARNING TOOL

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A method comprising:
establishing, by system including a processor, a goal for an autonomous biologically based learning tool associated with a
tool system;

receiving, by the system, data associated with the goal;
generating, by the system, knowledge from the received data, wherein the knowledge comprises a set of concepts and each concept
comprises a suitability metric that indicates a suitability of the concept to the goal and an inertia metric that indicates
a complexity to employ the concept to the goal;

storing, by the system, the knowledge;
utilizing, by the system, the knowledge to determine at least one of the goal is accomplished or the goal is to be changed;
and

in response to determining that the goal is to be changed, changing, by the system, the goal according to a context extracted
from the knowledge.

US Pat. No. 9,273,390

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COATING ORGANIC FILM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An apparatus for coating an organic film, wherein the apparatus comprises:
an evaporation device, an electron emission device and a spray device;
wherein said evaporation device comprises an evaporation container, said evaporation container is a linear evaporation container,
in which a uniform organic gas is generated;

said electron emission device is horizontally arranged over the evaporation container such that the organic gas evaporated
in the evaporation container is uniformly charged and becomes charged organic gas;

said spray device is provided with an electric field, under which the charged organic gas is moved toward a substrate so as
to deposit the organic film on the substrate; and

a movable barrier arranged neighboring to the evaporation opening for opening or closing said evaporation opening;
wherein said evaporation container comprises a slit-like evaporation opening arranged at top of the evaporation container,
said electron emission device comprises an electron emission port arranged over the evaporation opening;

wherein the spray device comprises an electrode plate, a spray chamber and a spray head;
wherein said electrode plate is arranged in top of the spray chamber, said spray head is arranged at bottom of the spray chamber;
a bias voltage provided by an exterior power supply is applied to the electrode plate and an vertically downward electric
field is generated, the charged organic gas is moved under effect of the electric field from an upper portion to an lower
portion of the spray chamber and then sprayed out of the spray head;

wherein a gas channel is arranged between said evaporation container and said spray chamber, said charged organic gas is horizontally
moved from the evaporation chamber into the spray chamber through the gas channel.

US Pat. No. 9,277,647

CAPACITOR ELEMENT MOUNTING STRUCTURE AND CAPACITOR ELEMENT MOUNTING METHOD

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A capacitor element mounting structure comprising
a plurality of capacitor elements mounted on a wiring board, each of the plurality of capacitor elements including a multilayer
body including dielectric material layers and internal electrode layers layered in an alternating manner along a predetermined
direction; wherein

the plurality of capacitor elements include a first capacitor element and a second capacitor element, disposed near or adjacent
to each other and arranged along a direction parallel or substantially parallel to a main surface of the wiring board, and
electrically connected in series or in parallel via a conductive pattern provided on the wiring board;

a main surface of the first capacitor element and a main surface of the second capacitor element that oppose the wiring board
both have a rectangular or substantially rectangular shape including a pair of short sides and a pair of long sides;

the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element each include a pair of end surfaces located opposite to each
other on both ends in a direction in which the pair of long sides extend, a pair of side surfaces located opposite to each
other on both ends in a direction in which the pair of short sides extend, and a pair of outer electrodes provided distanced
from each other on an outer surface of the multilayer body; and

the first capacitor element and the second capacitor element are mounted on the wiring board so that a direction in which
the pair of long sides of the main surface on the first capacitor element extend is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular
to a direction in which the pair of long sides of the main surface on the second capacitor element extend and one of the pair
of side surfaces on the first capacitor element opposes one of the pair of end surfaces on the second capacitor element.

US Pat. No. 9,277,374

DELIVERING WIRELESS INFORMATION ASSOCIATING TO A FACILITY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for delivering a message, the method comprising:
receiving a message from a first mobile device;
based upon a physical location of the first mobile device, identifying one or more facilities with which to associate the
message;

providing, to the first mobile device, data to represent the identified one or more facilities with which to associate the
message and additional data to represent a respective distance from the physical location to each of the one or more facilities,
in a format such that when the data and the additional data are displayed on the first mobile device, a user is allowed to
select at least one of the identified one or more facilities with which to associated the message;

receiving, from the first mobile device, an indication of a selection by the user of the at least one of the identified one
or more facilities;

associating the message with the selected at least one of the identified one or more facilities;
receiving an indication when a second mobile device is:
proximate to the selected at least one of the identified one or more facilities, and
engaged in a message browsing mode; and
presenting, in response to receiving the indication that the second mobile device is proximate to the selected at least one
of identified the one or more facilities and engaged in the message browsing mode, the message to the second mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,276,738

DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A digital tachograph (10), comprising:
a communication interface; and
a security module (SEC), the security module (SEC) storing a public key (PubK), a secure private key (PrivSecK) and a signature
(CA),

wherein the security module (SEC) is configured to encrypt vehicle-relevant data (Fi) and an associated checksum with a secure
private key (PrivSecK) in the digital tachograph and said data and checksum are stored in a data format in the security module
(SEC),

wherein the digital tachograph is configured to:
check the validity of the public key (PubK) and the secure private key (PrivSecK) based on information relating to whether
the public key (PubK) and/or the secure private key (PrivSecK) have been revoked;

decrypt, by the public key (PubK), the digital signature;
calculate a first checksum;
compare the first checksum and a checksum of the signature;
check the signature of the vehicle-relevant data using the public key (PubK) to decrypt the digital signature;
use the public key (PubK) of the digital tachograph to decrypt the checksum of the signature;
calculate a third checksum; and
compare the third checksum and the decrypted checksum of the signature
wherein relevant start and end times of a session are ascertained corresponding to a period of time in which the vehicle-relevant
data (Fi) are protected by a single digital signature, the start time of the session being ascertained by one or more from
the group consisting of: driver login, driving of the vehicle and specific prerequisites of the digital tachograph and the
end time of the session being ascertained by one or more from the group consisting of: driver logout, change of day, output
of the vehicle-relevant data and by specific prerequisites of the digital tachograph.

US Pat. No. 9,276,183

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH AN OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor component comprising
a carrier having a carrier top side,
at least one optoelectronic semiconductor chip having a radiation exit side, said at least one optoelectronic semiconductor
chip being fitted to the carrier top side,

a sacrificial layer situated, in a direction away from the carrier, above the radiation exit side,
a housing body having a housing top side,
wherein the housing body is molded to the semiconductor chip and/or to the sacrificial layer all around in a lateral direction,
parallel to the radiation exit side, and

wherein a top side of the sacrificial layer facing away from the radiation exit side is free of a material of the housing
body, and

a conversion element for wavelength conversion of the radiation generated by the semiconductor chip situated between the radiation
exit side and the sacrificial layer, wherein the conversion element, as seen in a plan view of the radiation exit side, is
completely covered by the sacrificial layer, and wherein the sacrificial layer and the conversion element are molded from
different materials, wherein the sacrificial layer comprises a filter means, and the sacrificial layer covers side surfaces
of the semiconductor chip and of the conversion element, wherein the housing body is in direct contact to the sacrificial
layer and has no direct contact to the semiconductor chip and to the conversion element.

US Pat. No. 9,274,822

REACTIVE LOOP SENSING IN MULTI-DATACENTER DEPLOYMENTS

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to stabilize feedback loops in a multi-entity deployment, the method comprising:
receiving a first metric from a first entity executing a first portion of a deployment;
receiving a second metric from a second entity executing a second portion of the deployment;
generating a synthetic generalized model of the deployment;
using the model to determine a first model metric corresponding to the first metric;
using the model to determine a second model metric corresponding to the second metric;
comparing the first model metric with the first metric and the second model metric with the second metric;
updating the model based on the comparison;
determining, based on the model, a stability parameter of the deployment associated with an interaction between the first
entity and the second entity, wherein the stability parameter includes one or more of an oscillation frequency and an oscillation
amplitude of a deployment parameter; and

one or more of providing an alert and adjusting the deployment based on the stability parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,274,762

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVELOPING AN OBJECT-ORIENTED SYSTEM

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method for developing an object-oriented system comprising:
receiving, at a computer, a request to transliterate a textual flow of events into an activity diagram;
transliterating the textual flow of events into an activity diagram, the activity diagram comprising a plurality of actions
and a plurality of objects within a common swim lane;

affinitizing the plurality of actions within the common swim lane into a plurality of classes, each of the plurality of classes
comprising at least one of the plurality of actions;

automatically defining the affinitized actions as operations for each of the plurality classes respectively;
automatically defining one or more of the plurality of objects within the common swim lane as attributes for one or more of
the plurality of classes, wherein at least one of the one or more of the plurality of objects is created based on a relationship
between a first action and a second action, the at least one object indicating a flow of data between the first action and
the second action; and

displaying a model representing the object-oriented system.

US Pat. No. 9,272,422

GRASPING METHOD BY GRASPING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A grasping method by a grasping apparatus that is provided with a grasping portion that grasps a workpiece and has a plurality
of pawl portions that grip the workpiece, and a plurality of contact portions that are provided on portions of the plurality
of pawl portions, which contact the workpiece, and that are able to be hardened, the method comprising:
conforming the contact portions to an outer shape of a master workpiece that has an outer shape that is able to deform the
contact portions to a shape for positioning the workpiece;

hardening the contact portions in a state conformed to the outer shape of the master workpiece and deformed to the shape for
positioning the workpiece;

positioning the workpiece by pushing the workpiece with the contact portions having the shape for positioning the workpiece;
and

grasping the positioned workpiece with the grasping portion.
US Pat. No. 9,273,073

TIN DIOXIDE NANOPARTCLES AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making the plurality of crystalline, surface modified tin oxide nanoparticles, wherein the particles have a
largest dimension up to 20 nm, the method comprising:
combining at least a tin carboxylate, a dopant precursor, water, and a surface modifier, to provide a solution, wherein a
sufficient amount of water is present to dissolve the dopant precursor and tin carboxylate, and wherein the surface modifier
comprises at least one of an organic carboxylic acid or anion thereof; and

heating the solution to at least one temperature for a time sufficient to provide the crystalline, surface modified tin oxide
nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 9,277,515

PRECISE TIME TAGGING OF EVENTS OVER AN IMPRECISE LINK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A system for precise timing and synchronization of events, comprising:
a first terminal including at least one first counter and a packetizer configured to create a packetized data stream having
at least one event tag; and

a second terminal including at least one second counter and a depacketizer, the at least one second counter configured to
count clock pulses generated by a first clock of the first terminal at a first clock rate, the depacketizer configured to
receive the packetized data stream and detect the at least one event tag,

wherein, when the at least one event tag is detected, the second terminal calculates a time at which the first terminal created
the packetized data stream based on a count value of the at least one second counter and a count value of the at least one
first counter of the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,276,650

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND RESPONSE CONTROL METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A radio communication apparatus that receives downlink data addressed to the radio communication apparatus transmitted
in a multiuser MIMO communication for simultaneously transmitting a plurality of transmission data to a group including a
plurality of radio communication apparatuses, the radio communication apparatus comprising:
a reception section that receives downlink allocation control information and the downlink data addressed to the radio communication
apparatus and used for the multiuser MIMO communication;

a determining section that determines a type of the received downlink allocation control information;
an error detection section that detects a reception error of the received downlink data; and
a response control section that transmits response signals corresponding to the downlink allocation control information and
the received downlink data on uplink response resources including a control information response resource and a received data
response resource specified by the downlink allocation control information, based on the determined type, a detection result
of the reception error and a reception response rule.

US Pat. No. 9,275,596

SIGNAL-LINE DRIVING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENTS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A signal-line driving circuit comprising:
a display cell supplied with a signal voltage having a positive or negative polarity from signal lines and being arranged
in a matrix:

circuitry configured to amplify input data, which is used for driving said signal lines and selectively supplying said signal
voltage having said positive polarity and said signal voltage having said negative polarity to a pair of first and second
ones of said signal lines, wherein said circuitry is comprised of:

a positive-polarity operating amplifier configured to amplify said input data in order to generate said signal voltage having
said positive polarity;

a negative-polarity operating amplifier configured to amplify said input data in order to generate said signal voltage having
said negative polarity;

a first output buffer configured to supply a signal voltage having said positive polarity or a signal voltage having said
negative polarity to said first signal line;

a second output buffer configured to supply a signal voltage having said positive polarity or a signal voltage having said
negative polarity to said second signal line; and

first switches placed at the output of said positive-polarity operating amplifier for selectively connecting the output of
said positive polarity operating amplifier to either an input of said first output buffer or an input of the second output
buffer, and second switches at the output of said negative-polarity operating amplifier for selectively connecting the output
of said negative polarity operating amplifier to either an input of said second output buffer or an input of the first output
buffer, and a first pair of feedback switches at the feedback input stage of said positive-polarity operating amplifier; and

a second pair of feedback switches at the feedback input stage of said negative-polarity operating amplifier for selectively
connecting as a feedback signal either an output from the first output buffer or the second output buffer to either one of
the operating amplifiers; and

further wherein there is no switch placed between the output of said first output buffer and said first signal line and between
the output of said second output buffer and said second signal line.

US Pat. No. 9,275,592

PIXEL ARRAY

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A pixel array, comprising:
a first color pixel unit, a second color pixel unit and a third color pixel unit, wherein the first color pixel unit, the
second color pixel unit and the third color pixel unit respectively comprise:

a scan line and a data line;
at least one active device, electrically connected to the scan line and the data line;
a first pixel electrode, electrically connected to the active device; and
a second pixel electrode, electrically connected to the active device,
wherein a relationship of a voltage ratio (Va-2/Va-1) of the second pixel electrode and the first pixel electrode of the first color pixel unit, a voltage ratio (Vb-2/Vb-1) of the second pixel electrode and the first pixel electrode of the second color pixel unit, and a voltage ratio (Vc-2/Vc-1) of the second pixel electrode and the first pixel electrode of the third color pixel unit is as follows:

0<[(Vc-2/Vc-1)?(Va-2/Va-1)]/(Va-2/Va-1)?10%,

0<[(Vc-2/Vc-1)?(Vb-2/Vb-1)]/(Vb-2/Vb-1)?10%.

US Pat. No. 9,274,700

SUPPORTING DIFFERENT EVENT MODELS USING A SINGLE INPUT SOURCE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method comprising:
receiving configuration information to not recognize one or more gestures;
receiving a sequence of inputs of a first input type that collectively define a gesture;
generating individual messages associated with individual inputs of the sequence of inputs of the first input type;
mapping, on a per input basis and without waiting for resolution of the sequence of inputs to the gesture, the individual
inputs of the first input type to a second input type to generate individual messages associated with the second input type
that are different from the first input type; and

forming an interleaved message stream that includes both the individual messages associated with the first input type and
the individual messages associated with the second input type interleaved together.

US Pat. No. 9,272,362

FRICTION STIR WELD PLUGS AND METHODS OF USING THEREOF

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of friction stir welding an object, the method comprising:
performing a first friction stir weld along a first weld path having an exit,
wherein an opening is formed in the object at the exit;
installing a plug into the opening,
wherein:
the plug is consolidated in the opening by deforming a flange of the plug toward a body of the plug and is rotationally and
translationally secured in the opening upon installation,

the flange contacts the body after installation,
the flange is a second flange,
a first flange of the plug is in contact with the body and extends away from the body; and
the second flange shears from the first flange and consolidates into a gap toward the body upon installation; and
performing a second friction stir weld along a second weld path traversing the opening that contains the plug installed therein,
wherein the plug is at least partially consumed in the second friction stir weld.
US Pat. No. 9,272,246

LIGAND FUNCTIONAL SUBSTRATES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A ligand functional substrate comprising:
a) a substrate
b) a primer layer disposed on the substrate comprising:
a crosslinked polyamine polymer having ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable groups;
c) a ligand-functional alkenyl (co)polymer layer grafted to the ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable group of the primer
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,276,728

INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE-BASED COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An interference avoidance-based communication apparatus, comprising:
an interface to receive operating channel number information transmitted by another communication apparatus in response to
an event occurring in the other communication apparatus; and

a processor to verify a current use channel of the other communication apparatus based on the received operating channel information,
allocate a first weighted value to a remaining channel, aside from the verified current use channel and a second weighted
value to the verified current use channel, and generate channel map information for use in hop selection based on the remaining
channel to which the first weighted value is allocated and the current use channel to which the second weighted value is allocated,

wherein the processor allocates, to the current use channel, the second weighted value less than the first weighted value,
and

wherein the channel map information is adapted to avoid interference with the other communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,275,198

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONICALLY PUBLISHING CONTENT

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a selection of content in response to displaying a first selectable option on a first user interface to enable the
content to be identified or selected;

receiving a selection of rights assigned to the content in response to displaying a second selectable plurality of options
on a second user interface, the second selectable options designating different rights to be associated with the content upon
selection, the rights assigned to be associated with one or more groups to be granted access to the content, the rights assigned
to enable a security trimmed search return;

receiving a selection of one or more tags in response to displaying a third selectable plurality of options on a third user
interface, the third selectable options corresponding to different tags to be associated with the content upon selection,
the third selectable options including different control tags, different supplier tags, and different regulations associated
with the content, in response to the selection of one or more of the third selectable options, the one or more tags are assigned
to the content to enable at least one of content delivery, content identification, or content searchability, the tags are
associated with one or more of the different regulations, one or more of the different supplier tags, or one or more of the
different control tags, the one or more tags to enable a rank adjusted search return, the rights assigned are different than
the one or more tags;

directly associating the content with the rights assigned and the one or more tags to enable a security trimmed rank adjusted
search return of the content;

scanning the content and, in response to and based on the scanned content, generating a first content associated identifier,
the first content associated identifier uniquely identifying the content;

comparing the first content associated identifier to other content associated identifiers, the other content associated identifiers
being associated with previously published content, the other content associated identifiers uniquely identifying respective
portions of the previously published content, the comparing to determine if the first content associated identifier is substantially
the same as one of the other content associated identifiers to determine that the content has not been published previously;
and

in response to determining that the content has not been published previously, publishing the content.

US Pat. No. 9,274,638

TOUCH PANEL

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A touch panel, comprising:
a substrate having a touch detecting region and a peripheral region surrounding the touch detecting region;
a light-shielding layer disposed in the peripheral region of the substrate, the light-shielding layer having a patterned opening
and a sidewall adjacent to the patterned opening, the patterned opening being configured to provide a mark identifiable by
human eyes;

a patterned transparent layer disposed in the peripheral region of the substrate, wherein the patterned transparent layer
covers a portion of the patterned opening, and the patterned transparent layer has an inclined sidewall positioned in the
patterned opening;

a reflecting layer disposed in the peripheral region of the substrate, and covering the patterned transparent layer and the
patterned opening;

at least one first sensing series disposed in the touch detecting region of the substrate, the first sensing series extending
in a first direction and comprising a plurality of first touch sensing pads and a plurality of first bridging lines, wherein
each of the first bridging lines interconnects two adjacent first touch sensing pads in series; and

at least one second sensing series disposed in the touch detecting region of the substrate, the second sensing series extending
in a second direction different from the first direction, wherein the second sensing series comprises a plurality of second
touch sensing pads and a plurality of second bridging lines, and each of the second bridging lines interconnects two adjacent
second touch sensing pads in series.

US Pat. No. 9,274,209

POSITIONING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A positioning method for positioning an electronic apparatus comprising:
solving a geometric algebraic expression that relates:
1) position vectors for a plurality of signals received from either a) a plurality of antennas or b) a plurality of receivers
relative to a shared origin,

2) a putative position vector for the shared origin and
3) phase information measured at each of the plurality of a) the antennas or b) the receivers,
to determine a position vector for the shared origin; and
positioning the electronic apparatus using the determined position vector for the shared origin,
wherein solving the geometric algebraic expression comprises determining a putative position vector for the shared origin
that is parallel to a difference vector defined as the difference between an averaged origin dependent vector and an averaged
phase dependent vector wherein

the averaged origin dependent vector is formed from a summation of geometric products, each of which involves two position
vectors for a respective antenna and the putative position vector for the shared origin and

wherein the averaged phase dependent vector is formed from a summation of geometric products involving two position vectors
for a respective antenna or receiver, wherein one of the two position vectors is scaled using the phase information for the
respective antenna or receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,272,495

COMPACTION SYSTEM FOR COMPOSITE STRINGERS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a compacting structure having:
a first surface;
a second surface having a shape of one side of a composite stringer, wherein the first and second surface form an enclosure
structure when the compacting structure is placed against a mold;

a first opening in the first surface; and
a number of second openings in the second surface;
a compactor vacuum system associated with the first opening of the compacting structure, wherein the compactor vacuum system
is configured to cause a vacuum in the enclosure structure and apply a pressure to layers of uncured composite material when
a compactor vacuum is applied to the compactor vacuum system; and

a carrier vacuum system associated with the number of second openings in the second surface, wherein the carrier vacuum system
holds the layers of uncured composite material against the compacting structure while the compacting structure is positioned
and placed against the mold when a carrier vacuum is applied to the carrier vacuum system.

US Pat. No. 9,271,813

DIGITALLY-PAINTED DENTAL ARTICLES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A method comprising:
fabricating an understructure for a dental article using an additive process by forming the understructure from a self-supporting,
malleable, curable material;

preparing the understructure for painting by partially curing the understructure;
milling the understructure to form the understructure for the dental article according to a digital model for the understructure
that compensates for a thickness of layers of finish material to be applied to the understructure, the dental article including
a volume having a bonding surface shaped to attach to a site in human dentition and a functional surface shaped to replace
a dental structure removed from the site;

painting a plurality of layers on to the functional surface of the understructure to provide an aesthetic finish using a digitally-controlled
paint head and a mounting device collectively operable to move the dental article with three translational degrees of freedom
and two rotational degrees of freedom relative to the digitally-controlled paint head;

controlling a selection from among at least two paints for application by the digitally-controlled paint head to the understructure,
the plurality of layers including layers with varying colors and opacities selected to build a surface closely resembling
natural dentition based upon information concerning color captured from a dental patient's natural dentition; and

fully curing the understructure.

US Pat. No. 9,277,554

SERVERS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A server comprising:
a memory device configured to store a plurality of computer-executable instructions; and
a processor coupled to said memory device, wherein, when said processor executes the plurality of computer-executable instructions,
said processor is programmed to:

determine an available spectrum of frequencies within a location over time, the determination made by determining a geospatial
usage of the spectrum relative to time based on an expected spectrum usage over time by at least one registered device authorized
to use the spectrum, a measured or estimated usage of the spectrum over time by at least one unregistered device, and a historical
usage of the spectrum at the location;

receive a request from a wireless device to access the available spectrum for a predefined duration at a first level of service;
determine whether sufficient spectrum is available to enable the wireless device to operate at the first level of service;
determine whether sufficient spectrum is available to enable the wireless device to operate at a second level of service that
is lower quality than the first level of service upon a determination that sufficient spectrum is not available to enable
the wireless device to operate at the first level of service;

select a frequency band within the spectrum that is available to be used by the wireless device for the predefined duration
at the first or second level of service; and

transmit an authorization message commanding the wireless device to use the selected frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,276,986

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES FOR FACILITATING REMOTE DATA PROCESSING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method for use in a terminal device, the method comprising:
accessing content represented by data having a first size;
preprocessing, by preprocessing circuitry, the data to generate reduced data having a second size being smaller than the first
size and having one or more of a reduced frame rate or a reduced resolution;

causing the reduced data to be sent to a remote data processing apparatus configured to process the reduced data to derive
data related to the content;

receiving metadata generated by the remote data processing apparatus based at least in part upon the reduced data; and
causing storage of the received metadata in association with the data having the first size.

US Pat. No. 9,276,115

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
forming at least one gate structure over a plurality of fin structures;
removing dielectric material adjacent to the at least one gate structure using a maskless process, thereby exposing an underlying
epitaxial layer formed adjacent to the at least one gate structure;

depositing metal material on the exposed underlying epitaxial layer to form contact metal in electrical contact with source
and drain regions, adjacent to the at least one gate structure;

forming active areas and device isolation after the formation of the contact metal, comprising the at least one gate structure,
wherein the active areas and the contact metal are self-aligned with each other in a direction parallel to the at least one
gate structure.

US Pat. No. 9,274,131

DROPLET MANIPULATING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATING DROPLET

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A droplet manipulating device, comprising:
a flow channel adapted for accommodating a droplet;
a first magnetic field generator comprising two first magnetic field modules opposite to each other, wherein the two first
magnetic field modules are at two opposite sides of the flow channel, respectively, for producing a first magnetic field on
the flow channel; and

a second magnetic field generator disposed between the two first magnetic field modules, wherein the second magnetic field
generator comprises a plurality of second magnetic field coils for producing a second magnetic field on the flow channel;

wherein, the droplet driven by the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field is in motion in the flow channel.

US Pat. No. 9,277,346

TERMINATION OF SERVICE PERIOD IN WIRELESS NETWORK

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, in a first apparatus, a start of a service period between the first apparatus and a second apparatus;
detecting, in the first apparatus, a first period within the service period, wherein only the second apparatus is allowed
to terminate the service period during the first period; and

causing, by the first apparatus, transmission of a service period termination request to the second apparatus during a time
period excluding said first period.

US Pat. No. 9,276,247

SEPARATOR AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

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

1. A separator comprising:
a porous substrate,
a porous coating layer comprising inorganic particles formed on at least one surface of the porous substrate and comprising
a mixture of inorganic particles and a binder polymer, and

a continuous or discontinuous binder polymer patterned layer present on the surface of the porous coating layer,
wherein the patterned layer comprises coated portions and uncoated portions on said porous coating layer,
wherein the uncoated portions form continuous or discontinuous grooves between the coated portions, and
wherein the grooves have a width of 0.1 to 50 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,274,621

APPARATUS INCLUDING A SENSOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE SAME

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more memories including computer program code,
the one or more memories and the computer program code configured to, with the one or more processors, cause the apparatus
to perform at least the following:

detect inputs on a sensor arrangement, the sensor arrangement comprising first, second and third linear sensor arrays, each
of the linear sensor arrays being disposed generally orthogonal to each of the other linear sensor arrays and converging with
each of the other linear sensor arrays at or near one end thereof, wherein the first, second and third linear sensor arrays
each detect input corresponding to a respective axis in three dimensional space, wherein the sensor arrangement includes the
first linear sensor array disposed along a length portion of a first edge of a housing of a mobile communication device, the
first edge being along a length of the housing and the length portion starting at a corner of the housing and extending along
a part of the length, the second linear sensor array disposed along a width portion of a second edge of the housing, the second
edge being along a width of the housing and the width portion starting at the corner of the housing and extending along a
part of the width, and the third linear sensor array disposed along a depth portion of a third edge of the housing, the third
edge being along a depth of the housing and the depth portion starting at the corner of the housing, and wherein the depth
is shorter than the length and the width and the ratio of the depth portion to the depth is greater than the ratio of the
length portion to the length and is greater than the ratio of the width portion to the width, and wherein a respective end
of each linear sensor array is disposed at the corner of the housing where the first, second and third linear sensor arrays
intersect;

provide a first output in response to determining that two consecutive inputs are on different ones of the first and second
linear sensor arrays;

provide a second output in response to determining that two consecutive inputs are on different ones of the second and third
sensor arrays; and

provide a third output in response to determining that two consecutive inputs are on different ones of the first and third
linear sensor arrays.

US Pat. No. 9,272,702

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CONTROL FOR A HYBRID VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A hybrid vehicle comprising:
an engine including an in-cylinder fuel injection valve that injects fuel into a cylinder and a port fuel injection valve
that injects fuel into an intake port, the engine being configured to output motive power to a drive shaft connected to an
axle shaft;

an electric motor connected to the drive shaft via a gear mechanism, the electric motor being configured to output motive
power to the drive shaft;

a battery configured to supply electric power to the electric motor and receive electric power from the electric motor; and
an electronic control unit programmed to:
(a) control the engine and the electric motor such that a demanded drive force for moving the hybrid vehicle is output to
the drive shaft,

(b) when the engine is started during a cold state, control the engine such that the engine is started with a fuel injection
from the port fuel injection valve, without performing a fuel injection from the in-cylinder fuel injection valve,

(c) when a noise of the gear mechanism is detected after the engine is started, execute a noise detection-time fuel injection
control which controls the engine such that the engine is operated with the fuel injection from the in-cylinder fuel injection
valve, without performing the fuel injection from the port fuel injection valve,

(d) continue execution of the noise detection-time fuel injection control until a predetermined time elapses, the predetermined
time being a time that is set beforehand and is needed for an ice deposit on the port fuel injection valve to melt.

US Pat. No. 9,276,951

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISCOVERING OPTIMAL NETWORK ATTACK PATHS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A computer-implemented method for discovering network attack paths comprising:
generating scoring system results, using a computer, based on analysis of vulnerabilities of nodes in a network configuration,
wherein the scoring system results are a quantitative assessment of severities of computer system security vulnerabilities
of the nodes in the network;

applying, using the computer, a Bayesian probability model to the scoring system results to provide probabilities of attack
paths into the network, wherein the Bayesian probability model includes conditional dependency probability tables reflecting
dependencies between risks associated with different nodes in the network;

combining, using the computer, qualitative input with both the scoring system results and the probabilities of attack paths,
wherein by combining an output is formed, wherein the qualitative input comprises selected qualitative risk attributes that
comprise at least one of threat type, ease of execution, business risk, and certification risk;

accounting, using the computer, for betweenness centrality of nodes as a risk factor, wherein betweeness centrality quantifies
a number of times a given node in the network acts as a bridge along a shortest path between two other nodes in the network;
and

accounting, using the computer, for assortativity of nodes, wherein assortativity represents a preference for a given node
in the network to attached to other nodes in the network; and

applying, using the computer, a weighted-average algorithm to the output to yield at least one ranking of nodes in order of
likelihood of targeting by an external attacker.

US Pat. No. 9,273,777

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control apparatus in which a driving force is increased through downshifting in a manual transmission mode, comprising:
a controller configured to:
output a downshift instruction signal; and
limit, to a predefined number of times, a number of increases of the driving force through downshifting within a predefined
time.

US Pat. No. 9,271,665

FABRIC-BASED PRESSURE SENSOR ARRAYS AND METHODS FOR DATA ANALYSIS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A fabric-based pressure sensor array, comprising:
a first layer including M elongated conductive strips coated thereon;
a second layer including N elongated conductive strips coated thereon, the M elongated conductive strips extending crosswise
relative to the N elongated conductive strips to define M x N intersections; and

a unitary textile sheet extending between the first layer and the second layer so as to overlap the M×N intersections, the
textile sheet having a variable resistivity in response to applied pressure so as to define M×N pressure sensors at locations
corresponding to the M×N intersections.

US Pat. No. 9,277,412

COORDINATION OF SILENT PERIODS FOR DYNAMIC SPECTRUM MANAGER (DSM)

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for use in a Dynamic Spectrum Manager (DSM) for coordinating asynchronous silent periods in a network, the method
comprising:
determining a time-to-trigger (TTT) period for triggering asynchronous sensing events;
sending the TTT period to a plurality of cognitive radio (CR) nodes in the network;
receiving an asynchronous sensing event report generated based on the TTT period; and
sending a silent period control message to one or more CR nodes in the network, wherein the message comprises an indication
of a start time of a silent period.

US Pat. No. 9,277,382

EMERGENCY SERVICE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
establishing a request for a session on behalf of a user by an application server, wherein the application server is configured
to implement a click-to-dial service;

determining by an emergency related local service function that the session comprises an emergency session, wherein the emergency
related local service function is co-located at the application server;

transmitting the request for the session to an emergency call state control function of the internet protocol multimedia subsystem
based on the determining; and

transmitting, by the click-to-dial service, a request to establish a call leg towards the user,
wherein the method is for handling an emergency service in an internet protocol multimedia subsystem network.

US Pat. No. 9,276,808

PEER, APPLICATION AND METHOD FOR DETECTING FAULTY PEER IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A process for determining a faulty peer in a structured Peer-to-Peer, P2P, overlay network, the overlay network including,
besides the faulty peer, a plurality of peers, the process comprising:
determining that a message sent from a given peer to a target peer which is different from the given peer, along a first path
including first peers did not reach the target peer;

determining an intermediate peer among the first peers, between the given peer and the target peer along the first path, at
which the message last arrived;

sending the message from the given peer to the target peer on a second path including second peers, wherein the second peers
on the second path are different from the first peers on the first path;

determining that the message arrived at the target peer along the second path to confirm that the faulty peer is located between
the target peer and the intermediate peer;

in response to determining that the message arrived at the target peer along the second path, adjusting a node identifier
(nodeID) of the target peer or the intermediate peer to obtain a new target peer or a new intermediate peer of an updated
first path; and

sending the message via the updated first path and the second path to the new target peer or via the new intermediate peer
until the faulty peer is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,273,942

DISPOSABLE, MINIATURE INTERNAL OPTICAL IGNITION SOURCE FOR AMMUNITION APPLICATION

The United States of Amer...

1. An optically initiated ammunition cartridge for a gun, comprising: a brass cartridge case comprising a projectile element,
a bed of propellant, a flashtube embedded in said bed of propellant, and a primer assembly to initiate said propellant, said
primer assembly comprising a primer, a primer button and a brass cup, and having an optical primer initiation means producing
light fluence to ignite said primer, which ignited primer in turn ignites into said flashtube, and which ignited flashtube
in turn ignites said bed of propellant.

US Pat. No. 9,273,809

HYDROSTATIC UNIT AND ADAPTER PIECE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A hydrostatic unit, comprising:
a hydraulic machine mounted pivotably and connected via at least one inlet flow path and one outlet flow path to a rotatable
connection side of a rotary leadthrough, the connection of which is mounted in a rotationally fixed manner and is in pressure
medium connection with a pressure medium source and a pressure medium sink; and

an adapter piece having (i) a connection flange configured to attach to the rotatable connection side of the rotary leadthrough
and (ii) a motor connection region configured to indirectly or directly attach to a housing of the hydraulic machine, the
inlet flow path and the outlet flow path being formed substantially in the adapter piece and opening into the connection flange
on one side and into the motor connection region on the other side,

wherein a leakage oil duct is formed in the adapter piece, the leakage oil duct opening into the connection flange and into
the motor connection region.

US Pat. No. 9,277,158

DISPLAY ARRANGEMENT CHANGE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A device comprising:
networking hardware to communicate with a plurality of video sources and a plurality of remote control devices including a
given remote control device, the video sources providing a plurality of feeds to a shared display device and to every remote
control device; and

a configuration component implemented at least in hardware and to:
responsive to receipt from the given remote control device of an arrangement change, correspondingly change an arrangement
of the video feeds currently being displayed on the shared display device controllable by each remote control device, the
arrangement including which video feeds are currently being displayed on the shared display device and in what order; and

transmit the arrangement to every remote control device, including the given remote control device, after the arrangement
of the video feeds has been changed and after the shared display device is currently displaying the video feeds in accordance
with the arrangement change,

wherein the arrangement change received from the given remote control device and the arrangement transmitted to every remote
control device do not include any of the video feeds.

US Pat. No. 9,276,783

UPLINK TRANSMISSION MODE SWITCHING IN SINGLE USER MULTIPLE-INPUT COMMUNICATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
establishing a communication connection between a network element and a user terminal;
applying, over the communication connection, dynamic uplink transmission mode switching between a first uplink transmission
mode and a second uplink transmission mode, wherein the first uplink transmission mode comprises a precoded demodulation reference
signal in uplink transmission, and the second uplink transmission mode comprises a non-precoded demodulation reference signal
in uplink transmission;

acquiring control information indicating the first uplink transmission mode or the second uplink transmission mode to be applied
over the communication connection for a predetermined period, wherein the control information is determined by the network
element; and

switching between the first uplink transmission mode and the second uplink transmission mode dynamically over the communication
connection according to the control information.

US Pat. No. 9,276,315

MEMORY BASED ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED ARRAY ANTENNA CONTROL

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A system for controlling an active electronically scanned array (AESA) antenna comprising:
a plurality of radiators;
a first plurality of digitally controlled radio frequency (RF) signal transmission blocks;
a second plurality of digitally controlled RF signal transmission blocks; and
a plurality of combiners,
each radiator of the plurality of radiators being connected, through a combiner:
to a digitally controlled RF signal transmission block of the first plurality of digitally controlled RF signal transmission
blocks, and

to a digitally controlled RF signal transmission block of the second plurality of digitally controlled RF signal transmission
blocks,

the system comprising:
at least one memory with address lines configured to input the address of a digital control word and data lines configured
to output the digital control word to a digitally controlled RF signal transmission block of the first plurality of digitally
controlled RF signal transmission blocks; and

the at least one memory programmed with a set of digital control words comprising at least one digital control word for substantially
every antenna state in a complete set of antenna states,

each RF transmission block of the first plurality of digitally controlled RF signal transmission blocks, and each RE transmission
block of the second plurality of digitally controlled RF signal transmission blocks comprising:

a signal direction switch;
a gain and phase control block; and
a load switch.

US Pat. No. 9,275,696

ENERGY CONSERVATION IN A MULTICORE CHIP

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to refresh a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that stores a cache coherence directory of a multicore chip,
the method comprising:
accessing a directory entry in the cache coherence directory stored in the DRAM, the directory entry comprising a sharers
item that identifies which of a plurality of cache memories in the multicore chip store a block associated with the directory
entry, and an error correction code (ECC) for either or both detection and correction of an error in the sharers item;

detecting the error in the sharers item based on the ECC;
in response to a determination that the detected error is not correctable by use of the ECC:
broadcasting a message to each cache memory of the plurality of cache memories in the multicore chip, wherein the message
requests each cache memory to determine if the corresponding cache memory contains the block;

receiving replies to the message; and
updating the sharers item to correct the detected error based on the received replies;
identifying the cache coherence state of the block associated with the directory entry; and
selectively disabling a refresh of the directory entry in the cache coherence directory stored in the DRAM based on the identified
cache coherence state of the block such that energy associated with the multicore chip is conserved.

US Pat. No. 9,275,376

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SOFT REMINDERS

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:
retrieving a polymorphic note associated with a device, a user of the device, or a combination thereof, wherein the polymorphic
note upon receipt is associated with no specific triggering criteria;

determining a subject associated with the polymorphic note and one or more triggering items;
retrieving contextual information from the device;
adding social tools to the polymorphic note, whereby the polymorphic note historically separates objects;
matching the contextual information that relates to the subject to further define the subject; and
generating a reminder of the polymorphic note based, at least in part, on the contextual information and the one or more triggering
items

wherein a plurality of polymorphic notes are organized into electronic notebooks, and wherein the polymorphic notes are linked
in an explicit relationship to facilitate navigation between them.