US Pat. No. 9,280,039

EXTENDIBLE L-PLATE FOR CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. A mounting assembly for mounting photographic equipment on a receiving apparatus, said mounting assembly including:
(a) a base member including a portion defining a retention feature engageable and securable by said receiving apparatus, a
photographic equipment interface portion and a first engagement portion;

(b) a side member including a portion defining another retention feature engageable and securable by said receiving apparatus
and a leg projecting substantially normal to said another retention feature and comprising a second engagement portion slidably
engageable with said first engagement portion;

(c) said side member and said leg maintained in a fixed relationship with respect to one another in such a manner that said
side member and said leg are free from being readily detachable from one another and being free from being readily movable
with respect to one another;

(d) a portion of a peripheral edge portion of said photographic equipment interface portion projecting upward from a longitudinal
center of said photographic equipment interface portion to define a shallow receptacle suitable for mounting said photographic
equipment where said portion of said peripheral edge is configured such that said portion of said peripheral edge extends
upward along a portion of said photographic equipment supported by said photographic equipment interface portion;

(e) said side member defining a lower support and an upper aperture, said lower support being located closer to said leg than
said upper aperture, said lower support defining a maximum offset width defined by the distance from a first point on a central
axis of said upper aperture at a location defined by said lower support that does not include material comprising said lower
support to a first interior periphery edge of said lower support and a maximum offset height along said central axis of said
upper aperture, where said first point is further defined as the mid-point of said maximum offset height along said central
axis, said upper aperture defining a maximum upper aperture width and a maximum upper aperture height, said maximum lower
support offset width is greater than half of said maximum upper aperture width, said maximum lower support offset height is
less than said maximum upper aperture height.

US Pat. No. 9,278,465

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 3D PRINTING OF AEROGELS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

13. A method of forming an aerogel including:
providing a graphene oxide powder;
mixing the graphene oxide powder with an aqueous solution;
performing a sonication operation on the mixture of the graphene oxide powder and the aqueous solution to form an ink;
using a 3D printing technique to write the ink into a catalytic solution, wherein the catalytic solution is contained in a
fluid containment member;

performing the 3D printing technique to apply the ink to form a plurality of ink layers, one on top of another, to form a
wet three dimensional part having a desired shape and desired dimensions;

curing the wet three dimensional part in a sealed container for a predetermined period of time at a predetermined temperature
to produce a cured wet three dimensional part; and

supercritically drying the cured wet three dimensional part to form a finished aerogel part.

US Pat. No. 9,279,804

QUANTUM DOT—POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITE FOR OPTICAL SENSING

The Mitre Corporation, M...

1. A method of manufacturing a quantum dot-polymer nanocomposite for optical sensing comprising the steps of:
(a) obtaining a quantum dot suspension and at least an acrylic monomer, an acrylate monomer and a cross-linking agent;
(b) drying the quantum dot suspension until the suspension becomes wax-like;
(c) dissolving the dried quantum dots in the acrylic monomer as a component of a precursor solution for polymerization to
form a polymer network;

(d) preparing the precursor solution containing the acrylic monomer with dissolved quantum dots, the acrylate monomer, the
cross-linking agent and a photoinitiator;

(e) placing a predetermined volume of the precursor solution on a surface or in a container; and
(f) curing the precursor solution to form the quantum dot-polymer nanocomposite.

US Pat. No. 9,280,038

INTERCHANGEABLE MOUNTING PLATFORM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A platform for interchangeably mounting a payload to a base support, the platform comprising:
a support assembly configured to be coupled to the payload via a first coupling and configured to control a spatial disposition
of the payload; and

a mounting assembly that is (a) coupled to the support assembly and (b) configured to be releasably coupled via a second coupling
to a plurality of types of base supports selected from at least two of the following: an aerial vehicle, a handheld support,
or a base adapter mounted onto a movable object, wherein the second coupling is a quick release coupling enabling the plurality
of types of base supports to be manually coupled and decoupled from the mounting assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,280,641

MECHANISM FOR REMOTELY FACILITATING AUTHORIZATION AND ACTIVATION OF LABORATORY PRINT MEDIA LABELING

VAPORPRINT, LLC, Morriso...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a print request at a computing system, the print request including a request to print an image on a dedicated portion
of a laboratory print media container holding one or more specimens, wherein types of the print media container include one
or more of a cassette, a slide, a test tube, and a flask, wherein the computing device includes a printing device;

analyzing contents of the print request, wherein the contents include user preferences specifying one or more of a type of
the laboratory print media container to be printed, a type of a print technique to be used for printing of the image, an authorized
printing cost to be received from a user, a preferred method for payment of the authorized printing cost, a subject matter
to be included in the image, and a time at which to print the image; and

facilitating, locally or remotely, the printing device to print the image on the dedicated portion of the print media container
based on the print format and in accordance with the user preferences as determined from analysis of the contents of the print
request, wherein the image is printed by inducing a visible color change from translucent to opaque on the dedicated portion,

wherein the dedicated portion is coated with photo-sensitive material having chemical-resistance material that is activated
to seal the dedicated portion for protecting the printed image from external chemical reactions, wherein the printed image
is entirely encapsulated within the photo-sensitive material and sealed onto the dedicated portion such that the printed image
remains proof against one or more of accidental removal and handling error or mistreatment.

US Pat. No. 9,279,605

CONDENSER

MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH,...

1. An insert for a collector of a condenser comprising:
a main body with a sealing lip for abutment against an inner wall of the collector axially between two flow transfer openings
of the collector,

a filter element for a fluid to flow through,
a fluid diverting element, and
a fluid duct such that the fluid diverting element diverts a radially inflowing fluid stream into an axially flowing fluid
stream, wherein the fluid duct conducts said axially flowing fluid stream to the filter element,

wherein the fluid diverting element is in the form of a tubular element which diverts the radially inflowing fluid stream
by way of its outer circumference and which forms the fluid duct in a radially inner region of the tubular element.

US Pat. No. 9,282,256

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HDR IMAGING

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A method of generating an image, the method comprising:
capturing a first sub-image during a first exposure with a first pixel subset of an image sensor;
capturing a second sub-image during a second exposure with a second pixel subset of the image sensor, the second exposure
being longer than the first exposure;

capturing a third sub-image during a third exposure with a third pixel subset of the image sensor, the third exposure longer
than the second exposure;

capturing a fourth sub-image during a fourth exposure with a fourth pixel subset of the image sensor, the fourth exposure
longer than the third exposure, wherein the first, second, third, and fourth pixel subsets are disposed in a repeating pattern,
and wherein the first, second, third, and fourth exposure periods start at a same initiation time;

selecting a preferred exposure between the first, second, third and fourth exposures by analyzing the first, second, third,
and fourth sub-images;

capturing a full-resolution image at the preferred exposure, wherein the full-resolution image is captured by the first, second,
third, and fourth pixel subsets simultaneously; and

generating a final HDR output image based on the sub-images and the full-resolution image.

US Pat. No. 9,280,859

ENHANCED VEHICLE ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method for providing vehicle system diagnostic data to a vehicle user, the method comprising:
monitoring a characteristic of a plurality of onboard mechanical vehicle systems defining a plurality of diagnostic data,
the plurality of onboard mechanical vehicle systems characteristics including at least one of an air/fuel sensor operation,
an oxygen sensor operation, variable valve time operation, an evaporative system operation, and an exhaust gas recirculation
system operation, each onboard mechanical vehicle system having a useful life subject to deterioration before replacement
or maintenance;

recording time having a starting time and an ending time defining a time period;
assigning at least a portion of the time period to at least one of the diagnostic data defining a time performance data;
selectively displaying diagnostic data to a user through a user visual display;
selectively displaying time performance data on the user visual display including:
determining, by a processor receiving the diagnostic data, a system performance of one of the onboard mechanical vehicle systems
by calculating a present useful remaining life of each one of the onboard mechanical vehicle systems by comparing diagnostic
data for the monitored characteristic from a present time in the time period versus diagnostic data for the monitored characteristic
from a time in the time period prior to the present time and determining an amount of deterioration in the monitored characteristic;
and

displaying a visual graphic depicting a listing of the calculated present remaining useful life of each one of the plurality
of onboard mechanical vehicle systems including displaying a range of useful life having a first point and a second point
on a linear graph, the present useful life positioned between the first and the second points visualizing both the amount
of deterioration and the remaining useful life of each one of the onboard mechanical vehicle systems.

US Pat. No. 9,282,552

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting control information by a base station to a number of user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
precoding control information by applying different precoding matrix indices to the control information per each UE from among
predetermined precoding matrices; and

transmitting, to each UE through a beamformed Physical Downlink Control CHannel (bfPDCCH), the precoded control information
to which the different precoding matrix indices are applied for each UE,

wherein the control information is multiplexed and transmitted via a plurality of antennas, and
wherein the precoding matrix indices applied to the control information are implicitly signaled to each UE for blinding decoding
of the precoded control information by using a previous Physical Downlink Shared CHannel (PDSCH) transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,279,964

WAFER LEVEL OPTICAL LENS STRUCTURE

HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A wafer level optical lens structure, comprising:
a light-transmissive substrate;
a lens layer; and
at least one stress buffer layer, disposed between the light-transmissive substrate and the lens layer, wherein the stress
buffer layer has a specific pattern for buffering a stress effect between the lens layer and the light-transmissive substrate,
and the specific pattern of the stress buffer layer is determined according to stress variations between different parts of
the wafer level optical lens structure, wherein the lens layer comprises a lens, and the stress buffer layer has an opening
corresponding to the lens.

US Pat. No. 9,282,675

THERMAL EXPANSION-ENHANCED HEAT SINK FOR AN ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a heat sink assembly comprising:
providing a heat sink base comprising a base surface to couple to a surface of a heat-generating electronic component to facilitate
removal of heat from the heat-generating electronic component, the heat sink base having a first coefficient of thermal expansion,
and including at least one coolant-carrying channel within the heat sink base to facilitate, removal of heat from the heat
sink base; and

providing a heat sink frame to couple to the heat-generating electronic component and constrain the base surface of the heat
sink base in opposing relation to the surface of the heat-generating electronic component, the heat sink frame having a second
coefficient of thermal expansion, wherein the first coefficient of thermal expansion of the heat sink base is greater than
the second coefficient of thermal expansion of the heat sink frame, and wherein the heat sink base includes a side surface
facing an inner surface of the heat sink frame and wherein heating of the heat sink base expands the heat sink base relative
to the heat sink frame forcing the side surface of the heat sink base to move against the inner surface of the heat sink frame,
thereby producing a resultant force component at the base surface of the heat sink base towards the surface of the heat-generating
electronic component that facilitates heat transfer from the surface of the heat-generating electronic component to the heat
sink base.

US Pat. No. 9,281,595

SYSTEM AND CONNECTOR CONFIGURED FOR MACRO MOTION

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

1. A energy transfer system, comprising:
a first panel supporting a first header with a first terminal and a second header with a second terminal, the first and second
headers being on opposing sides of the first panel;

a second panel supporting a third header with a third terminal, wherein the first panel and the second panel are configured
to be mounted adjacent each other; and

a connector with a first end and a second end, the first end configured to mate with the first header and the second end configured
to mate with the third header, the connector including a fourth terminal configured to electrically couple the first and third
terminals, wherein the first, third and fourth terminals are configured to provide a resistance between the first and third
terminals that increases less than 20 milliohms after 5000 cycles of macro motion between the first and second panels.

US Pat. No. 9,281,028

METHOD AND CIRCUIT FOR GLITCH REDUCTION IN MEMORY READ LATCH CIRCUIT

Oracle International Corp...

1. A circuit comprising:
a first logic gate having a first input coupled to a read bit line associated with a first memory cell, and a second input;
and

a second logic gate coupled to receive as inputs a first enable signal and a delayed version of the first enable signal and
configured to provide a second enable signal to the second input of the first logic gate, wherein the second logic gate is
configured to provide a rising edge of the second enable signal after a predetermined delay without a corresponding delay
of a falling edge of the second enable signal;

wherein the first logic gate is configured to provide an output corresponding to a data value received on the read bit line
responsive to receiving the rising edge of the second enable signal on its second input.

US Pat. No. 9,280,470

CACHE REPLACEMENT FOR SHARED MEMORY CACHES

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program storage product for managing objects stored in cache memory that is communicatively coupled with at
least one processor, and in which multiple processes at least read data from the cache memory, the computer program storage
product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions configured to perform a method
comprising:
reading, with at least one first process, data stored in the cache memory;
maintaining, with the at least one first process, information on cached data that has been requested by at least one client;
receiving, by at least one second process, communications from the at least one first process;
communicating, from the at least one first process, at least part of the maintained information to the at least one second
process; and

using, by the at least one second process, at least part of the maintained information from the at least one first process
to make at least one decision on replacing at least one object currently stored in the cache memory, wherein replacing an
object comprises removing the object from the cache in order to store another object, and

wherein the at least one first process communicating at least part of the maintained information to the at least one second
process is performed in response to a time period having elapsed since a previous time that the at least one first process
communicated at least part of the maintained information to the at least one second process.

US Pat. No. 9,279,862

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION FOR A MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSOR

International Business Ma...

1. A method of designing, for a magneto-resistive (MR) sensor, a protection circuit having a first N-channel field-effect
transistor (NFET), a second NFET and at least one positive-negative (PN) diode, the method comprising:
determining a safe operating voltage range for the MR sensor;
determining, within the safe operating voltage range, a normal operating voltage range for the MR sensor;
determining a protection threshold voltage range that is outside of the normal operating voltage range for the MR sensor and
within the safe operating voltage range of the MR sensor; and

selecting device parameters to configure the first NFET, the second NFET and the at least one PN diode to, in response to
a voltage between a positive terminal and a negative terminal of the MR sensor being within a protection threshold voltage
range, limit, by shunting current, the voltage between the positive terminal and the negative terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,279,717

MULTIDIRECTIONAL INPUT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A multidirectional input device comprising:
a case;
a slider slidable in a first direction and mounted to the case;
a movable member mounted on an upper surface of the slider so as to be slidable in a second direction;
a first reflection portion provided on any one of the movable member, the case, and the slider;
a first light-emitting device arranged to be opposite to the first reflection portion; and
a first light-receiving device arranged to be opposite to the first reflection portion,
wherein the first reflection portion has a plurality of steps confronting the first light-emitting device, and
a distance between the first reflection portion and the first light-emitting device in a third direction varies depending
on an area.

US Pat. No. 9,281,322

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a thin film transistor array panel, comprising:
forming a gate line comprising a gate electrode on a substrate;
forming a gate insulating layer on the gate line;
forming a semiconductor layer comprising an oxide semiconductor on the gate insulating layer;
forming a data wiring layer comprising a source electrode and a drain electrode on the semiconductor layer;
forming a polymer layer over the source electrode and the drain electrode by fluorocarbon plasma-processing the surfaces of
the source electrode and the drain electrode; and

forming a passivation layer on the polymer layer,
wherein the data wiring layer is formed from copper or copper alloy.

US Pat. No. 9,281,235

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor package, the method comprising:
preparing a substrate including a substrate connection terminal;
stacking at least one semiconductor chip including a chip connection terminal on the substrate;
forming a first insulating layer to cover the substrate connection terminal and the chip connection terminal;
forming a recessed region in the first insulating layer such that a first thickness of the first insulating layer at the recessed
region is smaller than a second thickness of the first insulating layer at a non-recessed region of the first insulating layer;
and

forming an interconnection penetrating the first insulating layer, the interconnection electrically connecting the chip connection
terminal to the substrate connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,281,612

MAGNETIC CONNECTOR HAVING A UNITARY HOUSING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A power cable assembly comprising:
a cable plug comprising a cylindrical housing having a first circular end and a second circular end, and a first opening at
the first end and a second opening on a side of the cylindrical housing, the second opening spaced away from the first end
and the second end; and

a cable including a power conductor and a ground conductor and entering the cable plug at the first opening at the first end
of the cylindrical housing, the cable plug further comprising

a plurality of contacts each having a portion beyond the second opening in the side of the cylindrical housing such that contact
may be made with opposing contacts in a compatible connector receptacle;

a light-emitting diode; and
a magnetic element located at least between the plurality of contacts and the second end of the cylindrical housing.

US Pat. No. 9,281,200

ENHANCED PATTERNING UNIFORMITY OF GATE ELECTRODES OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE BY LATE GATE DOPING

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a gate layer stack above a first active region and a second active region, said gate layer stack comprising a semiconductor
electrode material having a uniform material composition;

forming a first gate electrode structure above said first active region and a second gate electrode structure above said second
active region from said gate layer stack;

forming a mask material laterally adjacent to said first and second gate electrode structures so as to cover said first and
second active regions;

forming a patterned implantation mask above said mask material, said patterned implantation mask covering said second gate
electrode structure and exposing said first gate electrode structure;

implanting a dopant species selectively into said semiconductor electrode material of said first gate electrode structure
through said patterned implantation mask and in the presence of said mask material;

removing said patterned implantation mask and said mask material from above said first and second active regions during a
same material removal process; and performing an anneal process so as to distribute said dopant species.

US Pat. No. 9,282,646

INTERPOSED SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. An interposed substrate comprising:
an insulating material layer having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other, and a plurality of first
through holes and a plurality of second through holes, wherein the first through holes and the second through holes penetrate
through the insulating material layer, and a diameter of each of the first through holes is smaller than a diameter of each
of the second through holes;

a plurality of conductive pillars respectively disposed within the first through holes of the insulating material layer, wherein
each conductive pillar has a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to each other, and the top surface of each conductive
pillar and the upper surface of the insulating material layer are coplanar;

a patterned conductor layer disposed within the second through holes of the insulating material layer, wherein the conductive
pillars are separated from each other and stacked on the patterned conductor layer, and a bottom surface of the patterned
conductor layer and the lower surface of the insulating material layer are not aligned; and

a dielectric layer disposed on the upper surface of the insulating material layer, wherein the dielectric layer directly covers
the upper surface of the insulating material layer and the top surfaces of the conductive pillars.

US Pat. No. 9,279,766

INFORMATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND OBJECT IDENTIFICATION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An information terminal device, comprising:
a display component that displays information;
a light emitting component that directs light at a display face on which the display component is disposed;
a light receiving component that receives light from the display face; and
a controller that determines whether or not a sheet has been affixed to the display face on the basis of the output from the
light receiving component.

US Pat. No. 9,282,585

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one processor, the at least one memory, and the computer
program code configured to cause the apparatus to at least:

store a first identifier relating to the apparatus;
receive a second identifier relating to a second apparatus;
compile a signaling message comprising the first identifier and the second identifier, wherein the signaling message further
comprises an indication indicating that the signaling message relates to a device-to-device bearer; and

initiate bearer establishment between the apparatus and the second apparatus by transmitting the signaling message,
wherein the initiating bearer establishment comprises establishing a direct device-to-device wireless link between the apparatus
and the second apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,279,721

GAS CELL FOR THE OPTICAL ANALYSIS OF GASES

Bruker Optik GmbH, Ettli...

1. A flow-through measuring cell for a gas analysis spectrometer, the measuring cell comprising:
a casing having a tubular inner chamber for a sample gas to be analyzed, said casing having a first end, a second end and
a center axis;

an inlet mounted on said casing proximate said first end, said inlet having a tangential component;
an outlet mounted on said casing proximate said second end, wherein the sample gas passes from said inlet, through said tubular
inner chamber and into said outlet, said casing having a substantially oval, non-circular cross-sectional shape proximate
said inlet, which decreases monotonically along a length thereof and substantially vanishes proximate said outlet;

a first concave mirror having an upper reflective surface, said first concave mirror being disposed between said inlet and
said first end of said casing, said first concave mirror having an elongated shape which seats within and is matched to said
oval cross-sectional shape of said casing, wherein the sample gas passes from said inlet directly into said casing at an axial
location along said casing which is above said upper reflective surface of said first concave mirror; and

a second concave mirror disposed between said outlet and said second end of said casing, said first and said second mirrors
thereby inducing a multiply reflected, fanned out optical path for a measuring beam in said casing, wherein said tangential
component of said inlet and said cross-sectional shape of said casing are disposed, structured and dimensioned to generate
a defined vortex of sample gas flow within said casing, said vortex gradually turning into an increasingly circular vortex
with a slowly decreasing peripheral speed as the sample gas passes from said inlet to said outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,280,263

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a touch screen; and
a controller configured to:
display a first indicator bar including a first plurality of icons to a region of the touch screen in response to an initial
detection of a first multi-finger touch input applied to the touch screen, wherein a position of the region of the touch screen
is determined by a direction of fingertips of the first multi-finger touch input with respect to the touch screen,

display a visual cue adjacent to the first indicator bar while the first indicator bar is displayed on the touch screen,
move a position of the visual cue when a continuous drag of the first multi-finger touch input is detected on the touch screen,
select an icon disposed in a position adjacent to the visual cue in response to a removal of the continuous drag of the first
multi-finger touch input, and

display a second indicator bar, different from the first indicator bar and including a second plurality of icons, on another
region different from the region of the touch screen in response to an initial detection of a second multi-finger touch input
applied to the touch screen, wherein a total number of fingers used in the second multi-finger touch input is different from
a total number of fingers used in the first multi-finger touch input, and

wherein the first plurality of icons on said first indicator bar corresponds to applications previously set in the mobile
terminal and the second plurality of icons on said second indicator bar corresponds to applications previously set by the
user.

US Pat. No. 9,282,561

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING SOUND REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION POWER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of adjusting a transmit power for sounding reference signals (SRSs) in a wireless communication system supporting
a plurality of cells, the method performed by a user equipment and comprising:
determining each transmit power for a plurality of SRSs to be transmitted on a subframe for a serving cell; and
if a total transmit power for the plurality of SRSs to be transmitted on the subframe exceeds a maximum transmit power, scaling
the total transmit power for the plurality of SRSs,

wherein the total transmit power for the plurality of SRSs is scaled with a scaling factor parameter for the serving cell,
and

wherein values of the scaling factor parameter are same across serving cells.

US Pat. No. 9,282,100

PRIVILEGE SEPARATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
installing an interposer library on a system;
executing, using a processor, processes of the system, wherein the interposer library intercepts data indicative of relationships
of the processes;

generating an access map based on the relationships of the processes of the system;
storing the access map; and
modifying privileges of the processes of the system according to a set of procedures derived from the access map,
wherein the set of procedures define a least privilege solution for the processes of the system that assign privileges at
a lowest level possible for the processes and maintain the relationships of the processes.

US Pat. No. 9,281,148

CONTACT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A contact device, wherein
the contact device is configured so that a movable core, after a movable contact comes in contact with a fixed contact by
moving the movable core in a direction for coming into contact with a stationary core, moves further in the direction for
coming into contact with the stationary core, and

a first yoke made of a magnetic body is provided at a member on which the fixed contact is formed.

US Pat. No. 9,281,613

BATTERY WIRING MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A battery wiring module attached to a battery group formed by juxtaposing a plurality of batteries each having positive
and negative electrode terminals, the battery wiring module comprising:
a plurality of connectors connected to the electrode terminals; and
a plurality of holder units made of an insulating resin and having holding portions that holds the connectors, wherein:
the holder units include a first holder unit, and a plurality of second holder units joined together, the first holder unit
is disposed at an end of the jointed second holder units;

the holding portion of the second holder units is provided with a wall closing lateral sides other than in a direction in
which the batteries are juxtaposed, and a connector insertion portion through which the connectors are inserted in the direction
in which the batteries are juxtaposed; and

the holding portion of the first holder unit is provided with an encompassing wall encompassing the entire circumferential
edges of the connectors and adapted to insert the connectors in a direction in which the first holder unit is attached to
the battery group.

US Pat. No. 9,281,474

VARIABLE RESISTANCE MEMORY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A variable resistance memory comprising:
a first wiring;
a second wiring provided above the first wiring and intersecting with the first wiring;
a third wiring provided above the second wiring and intersecting with the second wiring;
a first variable resistance element provided in an intersection region between the first wiring and the second wiring, the
first variable resistance element including a first variable resistance layer formed on the first wiring, and an ion source
electrode provided on the first variable resistance layer and penetrating through the second wiring, the ion source electrode
being directly connected to the second wiring; and

a second variable resistance element provided in an intersection region between the second wiring and the third wiring, the
second variable resistance element including a second variable resistance layer formed on the ion source electrode, the ion
source electrode being a common ion source electrode for the first and second variable resistance elements.

US Pat. No. 9,282,311

THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A three-dimensional image processing apparatus that performs an image correction process, the apparatus comprising:
a left eye image and a right eye image contained in a three-dimensional image obtained using a dual-lens technique or a multiple-viewpoint
technique;

an end part region detector configured to detect as an end part region both:
a region including an edge on a left side of a subject contained in the left eye image and the right eye image, and
a region including an edge on a right side of the subject contained in the left eye image and the right eye image; and
an edge correction unit configured to execute a smoothing process on a region in the end part region of the subject detected
by the end part region detector

wherein:
the end part region detector is further configured to detect the region including an edge on the left side of the subject
as the left end part region and detect the region including an edge on the right side of the subject as the right end part
region; and

the edge correction unit is further configured to execute:
a smoothing process on the left end part region in the left eye image at a first strength, and execute a smoothing process
on the right end part region in the left eye image at a second strength that is a lower strength than the first strength;
and

a smoothing process on the right end part region in the right eye image at a third strength, and executes a smoothing process
on the left end part region in the right eye image at a fourth strength that is a lower strength than the third strength.

US Pat. No. 9,281,805

CLOCK CONTROL CIRCUIT, RECEIVER, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A clock control circuit comprising:
a first buffer that receives a first pair of input clocks of multi-phase clocks, buffers and outputs the first pair of input
clocks;

a second buffer that receives a second pair of input clocks of the multi-phase clocks, and is controllable to buffer and output
the second pair of input clocks or to output a fixed level; and

a frequency multiplier that performs a logical operation on an output of the first buffer and an output of the second buffer,
and outputs a first pair of output clocks or a second pair of output clocks as an output clocks, the first pair of output
clocks is based on a frequency which is obtained by multiplying frequencies of the multi-phase clocks, and the second pair
of output clocks is based on the same frequencies as the multi-phase clocks;

wherein the second buffer includes a first operation mode that buffers and outputs the second pair of input clocks, and a
second operation mode that outputs a high level and a low level of the fixed level.

US Pat. No. 9,281,510

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE

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

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:
an electrode assembly comprising a positive electrode and a negative electrode;
a current collecting member coupled to the electrode assembly;
a case housing the electrode assembly;
a cap plate coupled to the case; and
a terminal electrically coupled to the electrode assembly and comprising a base portion located on the cap plate and a protrusion
portion integral with and protruding from the base portion and spaced from the cap plate, wherein the base portion comprises
an integral connection portion that directly contacts the current collecting member, wherein the protrusion portion is elastically
deformable in a thickness direction of the protrusion portion, and wherein a groove is located at an intersection of the protrusion
portion and the base portion in a corner of a bottom side of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,278,340

SOLID, HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS AND METHODS OF USE

KRITI ENTERPRISES INC., ...

1. A catalyst according to the formula a(La2O3).x(TiO2). y(ZnO).z(MMS), wherein a and x are each 1; y is 1-2, z is 3-4, and wherein MMS is a modified molecular sieve obtained from
the type 3 Å, 4 Å, or 5 Å zeolite, having the general formula KnNa(12?n)[(AlO2)12(SiO2)12].x1H2O, Na12[(AlO2)12(SiO2)12].x1H2O, or CanNa(12?n)[(AlO2)12(SiO2)12]. x1H2O, respectively, wherein x1 has a value between 0 to 5 inclusive and n has a value between 1 to 12 inclusive, modified by replacement of at least one
sodium ion within an unmodified molecular sieve with at least one metal cation, wherein the MMS has the general formula KnNa(12?n)[(AlO2)12(SiO2)12].x2H2O, KmCanNa{12?(m+2n)}[(AlO2)12(SiO2)12].x2H2O, CsnNa(12?n)[(AlO2)12(SiO2)12].x2H2O, or CsmCanNa{12?(m+2n)}[(AlO2)12(SiO2)12].x2H2O, wherein x2 has a value between 0 to 5 inclusive, and m and n independently have a value between 1 to 12 inclusive.

US Pat. No. 9,282,144

UNMANNED VEHICLE SELECTIVE DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

BAE SYSTEMS PLC, London ...

1. A data transfer system for an unmanned vehicle on a mission, the data transfer system comprising:
a first sensor on the unmanned vehicle and for collecting a first data set;
a second sensor on the unmanned vehicle and for collecting a second data set, wherein the second data set is associated with
the first data set by a predetermined association;

a transceiver for transmitting data from the unmanned vehicle to a remote data storage system; and
a mass data storage computer located on the unmanned vehicle for storing the first and second data sets based on the predetermined
association;

wherein the mass data storage computer is configured to receive and execute requests from the remote data storage system to
transmit the first data set from the unmanned vehicle to the remote data storage system;

wherein the mass data storage computer is configured to receive and execute requests from said remote data storage system
to transmit only selected ones of the second data set from the unmanned vehicle to the remote data storage system; and

wherein the mass data storage computer is configured to be removably connectable to the unmanned vehicle such that at and
end of the mission the mass data storage computer can be removed from the unmanned vehicle and connected to the remote data
storage device through a data cradle to download any data which has not already been transmitted;

whereby a time to prepare the unmanned vehicle for a next mission is reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,282,049

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS PROVIDING FEEDBACK FOR NETWORK CONGESTION MANAGEMENT

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving network congestion information at a receiver over a computer network;
receiving honesty accounting information from a sender over the computer network;
adjusting a first counter based on the network congestion information;
adjusting a second counter based on the honesty accounting information;
selecting one of N code points, the N code points being defined using a common set of at least three bits and encoding state
information associated with the first and the second counter, N being an integer greater than one, where a first set of the
N code points encodes state information of the first counter and a second set of the N code points encodes state information
of the second counter; and

sending a message to the sender over the computer network, the message comprising the selected one of the N code points.

US Pat. No. 9,281,930

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM AND BASE STATION FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving data in a time division duplex (TDD) for supporting multiple cells, the method performed
by a base station and comprising:
configuring cell groups, each of the cell groups comprises one or more cells with the same uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration,
when a plurality of cells are configured for a user equipment (UE);

performing cross cell scheduling on a second cell belonging to a different cell group from a first cell, via the first cell
according to a UL-DL configuration of the first cell;

checking whether a collision subframe in which a UL subframe and a DL subframe are simultaneously present occurs in a same
time duration in the first cell and the second cell when performing the cross cell scheduling;

performing a cross cell scheduling restriction on data transmission and reception in the collision subframe, when the collision
subframe is present, wherein the cross cell scheduling is not performed on the collision subframe; and

transmitting and receiving data to and from the UE, on the second cell in the collision subframe, while performing scheduling
in the collision subframe via the second cell according to a UL-DL configuration of the second cell,

wherein the cell groups configured for the UE are obtained by grouping cells having a difference of UL transmission timing
with a specific cell configured for the UE greater than a preset value, based on a UL-DL configuration of the cells.

US Pat. No. 9,280,293

RAID 1 MIRROR MESHED INTO A CO-EXISTING RAID 5 PARITY STREAM

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith,
the program instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising:
storing an operating system in minor stripes on a first data storage device forming a first logical storage unit;
storing data in major stripes across a plurality of data storage devices forming a second logical data storage unit, wherein
each major stripe includes a plurality of minor stripes storing data and a parity stripe; and

calculating the parity stripe from the plurality of minor stripes within the major stripe and a corresponding one of the minor
stripes on the first data storage device, wherein the minor stripes on the first data storage device match the size of the
minor stripes on the array of data storage devices.

US Pat. No. 9,279,871

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR COMPENSATING FOR MAGNETIC FIELD DISTORTION IN AN MRI SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A magnet apparatus for a magnetic resonance imaging system, the magnet apparatus comprising:
a vacuum vessel;
a helium vessel disposed within the vacuum vessel;
a thermal shield disposed between the vacuum vessel and the helium vessel; and
a set of passive compensation coils disposed within the vacuum vessel configured to compensate for magnetic field distortion
caused by mechanical vibrations within the magnet apparatus;

wherein the set of passive compensation coils comprises:
a first set of passive compensation coils for a z-axis direction;
a second set of passive compensation coils for a y-axis direction; and
a third set of passive compensation coils for an x-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 9,282,004

MULTI-PROTOCOL STORAGE NETWORK I/O DEVICES AND METHODS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for managing communications in a storage network, the method comprising:
monitoring, by a storage management computing device, data corresponding to the amount of traffic on the storage network that
is directed to a first I/O port of at least one of a plurality of network devices, wherein the first I/O port is configured
to communicate using a first communication protocol;

determining, by the storage management computing device, when to reconfigure the first I/O port to communicate in a second
protocol based on the monitored traffic data; and

reconfiguring, by the storage management computing device, the first I/O port to communicate using the second communication
protocol based on the determination, wherein the first communication protocol is a Fibre Channel protocol and the second communication
protocol is at least one of a Ethernet protocol or a Fibre Channel over Ethernet protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,281,270

METHOD FOR MAKING CONTACT WITH A SEMICONDUCTOR AND CONTACT ARRANGEMENT FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for making contact with a semiconductor, wherein the semiconductor (10, 10?, 10?) is surface-connected to at least one first contact partner (20, 20?, 20?, 60?) on at least one first surface by providing a first solder layer (30, 32?, 34?, 36?, 30?, 80?) that has a predetermined thickness (LD), characterized in that a solder-resistant layer of polyimide (14, 14?, 14?, 18?) is provided as a restricting means on the semiconductor (10, 10?, 10?) and said solder-resistant polyimide layer determines at least one of the dimensions and the shape of at least one solder
area (12, 12?, 12?) of the semiconductor (10, 10?, 10?) and prevents the semiconductor (10, 10?, 10?) from floating and displacing laterally during the soldering process, and in that a lateral spacing (A) between at least
one contact surface (20.2, 22.2?, 24.2?, 26.2?, 20.2?) of the at least one first contact partner (20, 20?, 20?, 60?) and a border of the solder-resistant polyimide layer (14, 14?, 14?, 18?) is selected in dependence upon the thickness (LD) of the first solder layer (30, 32?, 34?, 36?, 30?, 80?).

US Pat. No. 9,280,507

HIGH PERFORMANCE INTERCONNECT PHYSICAL LAYER

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a synchronization counter to locally align signaling by a particular device with signaling in a system comprising one or more
other devices communicatively coupled by an interconnect; and

a layered stack comprising physical layer logic, link layer logic, and protocol layer logic, wherein the physical layer logic
is implemented at least in part in hardware and is to:

synchronize a reset of the synchronization counter to an external deterministic signal globally maintained for the system;
and

synchronize entry into a link transmitting state with the deterministic signal based on the synchronization counter.

US Pat. No. 9,280,457

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOLUME BLOCK NUMBER TO DISK BLOCK NUMBER MAPPING

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale ...

1. A method comprising:
creating a mapping data structure using an initial number of disks field and a current number of disks field;
computing a chunk by dividing a disk block number by a chunk size;
computing a table stripe value by taking the chunk modulo a repeat interval;
computing a table relative volume block number for the disk block number, wherein the disk block number is of a storage device
of a storage device array;

storing the table relative volume block number as an entry in the mapping data structure;
identifying a logical disk number using the table relative volume block number;
computing a volume block number associated with the disk block number of the storage device; and
maintaining the mapping data structure by excluding parity from a volume block number space, wherein the mapping data structure
is two dimensional and wherein the table relative volume block number is identified by indexing into the mapping data structure
using the logical disk number as a first index and the table stripe value as a second index.

US Pat. No. 9,281,456

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:
a light-emitting element for emitting primary light; and
a wavelength conversion unit for absorbing part of the primary light and emitting secondary light having a wavelength longer
than that of the primary light,

wherein said wavelength conversion unit includes plural kinds of phosphors different in light absorption characteristic from
each other,

at least one kind of phosphor among said plural kinds of phosphors has an absorption characteristic that can absorb the secondary
light emitted by at least another kind of phosphor among said plural kinds of phosphors, and said plural kinds of phosphors
have median sizes different from each other,

by mixing wavelength components of the primary light emitted from said light-emitting element and wavelength components of
the secondary light emitted from said plural kinds of phosphors, the light-emitting device emits light at a chromaticity regarded
as blackbody radiation at a prescribed color temperature,

said light-emitting element is formed of a gallium nitride-based semiconductor, and said primary light has a peak wavelength
in the range from 380 nm to 500 nm,

said wavelength conversion unit includes a combination of a phosphor for emitting blue light, a phosphor for emitting green
light and a phosphor for emitting red light, and

said phosphor for emitting blue light includes at least one kind selected from
a divalent europium-activated halophosphate phosphor represented by (M1,Eu)10(PO4)6.Cl2,

a divalent europium-activated aluminate phosphor represented by a(M2,Eu)O.bAl2O3, and

a divalent europium-manganese co-activated aluminate phosphor represented by a(M2,Euc,Mnd)O.bAl2O3,

where M1 represents at least one kind of element selected from Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba; M2 represents at least one kind of element
selected from Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Zn; and a, b, c and d represent numbers satisfying a>0, b>0, 0.1?a/b?1.0, and 0.001?d/c?0.2.

US Pat. No. 9,281,438

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING GROUP III ELEMENT NITRIDE CRYSTAL AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING GROUP III ELEMENT NITRIDE CRYSTAL

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A process for producing a group III element nitride single crystal wherein:
(a) a template, a group III element material and one of an alkali metal and an alkali earth metal are placed in a crucible,
and a raw material gas is fed into the crucible;

(b) by heating an interior of the crucible, the group III element material and one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth
metal are liquefied to produce a raw material liquid, and the template is immersed in the raw material liquid;

(c) the raw material liquid and the raw material gas are reacted with each other to grow a group III element nitride single
crystal on the template in the raw material liquid;

(d) the raw material liquid remaining after completion of the growth of the single crystal, other than liquid that adheres
to the template through surface tension, is sucked and removed, and the remaining raw material liquid is cooled and solidified
to be a solidified raw material;

(e) by feeding a hydroxyl group-containing solution into the crucible containing the solidified raw material after the raw
material liquid is sucked and removed in (d), the solidified raw material is removed from around the template, and thus the
group III element nitride single crystals taken out from inside the solidified raw material;

(f) said process comprises disposing the template at a position away from a bottom of the crucible; and
(g) the raw material liquid is sucked and removed in (d) so that a height of at least one portion of a surface of the remaining
raw material liquid becomes lower than a height of the position at which the template is placed for growing the group III
element nitride single crystal.

US Pat. No. 9,280,824

VEHICLE-SURROUNDINGS MONITORING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus comprising:
an imaging device that has a camera, the imaging device images a situation around a vehicle using the camera;
a vehicle information acquirer that acquires a vehicle speed signal from the vehicle to obtain vehicle speed information;
a camera attitude estimator that calculates acceleration of the vehicle based on the vehicle speed information, estimates
a pitch angle representing change in vehicle behavior based on the calculated acceleration, and estimates an attitude of the
camera to be the pitch angle;

a distance calculator that extracts an edge of a part where an object touches the road surface, and calculates a distance
to the object based on relationships between captured image coordinates and coordinates of each point on the ground wherein
the relationships is determined from height above a ground, optical axis direction, and characteristics of the camera and
the optical axis direction is calculated from the estimated attitude of the camera;

distance information storage that stores distance information calculated by the distance calculator together with image data
acquired by the imaging device and time information;

a distance information update determiner that determines that distance information to the object is to be updated using distance
information calculated by the distance calculator when a change amount of a camera attitude estimated by the camera attitude
estimator is below a threshold value, and the distance information update determiner determines that distance information
to the object is to be updated so as to shift the distance information previously stored in the distance information storage
by a vehicle movement amount obtained from the vehicle speed information when the change amount of the camera attitude estimated
by the camera attitude estimator is greater than or equal to the threshold value;

an output information generator that generates output information to display an image containing the object and superimpose
a distance to the object in accordance with contents determined by the distance information update determiner; and

a display device that, when the distance information update determiner determines to update the distance information by shifting
the previous distance information by the vehicle movement amount, displays a first image containing the object using the image
data previously stored in the distance information storage, superimposes the distance to the object on the first image, and
displays a second image representing a caution area between the object and the vehicle on the first image so that a driver
notices a new obstacle that is not contained in the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,280,425

SIMPLIFIED COPY OFFLOAD

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
in response to receiving a token request for a copy offload operation from a host, creating a persistent point-in-time image
of a data set of a source storage device, wherein the creating includes generating pointers to data blocks of the data set
and does not include duplicating the data blocks; and

transmitting a token that is a representation of the persistent point-in-time image to the host in response to the request.

US Pat. No. 9,280,374

VIRTUAL MACHINE ASYNCHRONOUS PATCH MANAGEMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for management of virtual machines, the method comprising:
detecting initiation of a virtual machine;
in response to the detecting, initiating the virtual machine in a management environment having restricted access and isolated
from a virtual machine operational environment;

scanning the virtual machine in the management environment to detect a patch compliance state;
applying one or more patches to the virtual machine in the management environment based upon the patch compliance state; and
deploying the virtual machine to the operational environment.

US Pat. No. 9,280,005

PHOTO-CHROMIC COATING FOR OPTICS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. An eyepiece, comprising:
a viewing region to emit display light out of the eyepiece along an eye-ward direction;
an input end peripherally located from the viewing region, the input end configured to receive the display light into the
eyepiece;

one or more optical elements positioned to direct the display light received into the eyepiece out of the viewing region along
the eye-ward direction;

a first side through which ambient scene light is received into the eyepiece;
a second side out of which the ambient scene light and the display light are passed along the eye-ward direction; and
a photo-chromic coating disposed on the first side and the second side, the photo-chromic coating to darken in the presence
of UV light.

US Pat. No. 9,280,518

PUBLIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY COMPUTING DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A public key cryptography device for reducing computation time when converting between representations of a file, comprising:
at least one processor; and
a memory storing instructions, which, when executed by the at least one processor configure the processor to:
receive, via a hardware interface, a plurality of pieces of input data for public key cryptography indicative of elements
of a subgroup of a multiplicative group in a finite field and a plurality of pieces of first additional data for identifying
conjugates of the respective pieces of input data, the elements being represented by traces;

calculate a coefficient of an equation based on the pieces of input data, the equation having a solution that is a possible
value as a result of a predetermined computation performed on the pieces of input data;

obtain a plurality of solutions of the equation having the coefficient by performing a bit inversion in memory;
select one of the solutions as the result of the predetermined computation, based on the pieces of first additional data;
determine second additional data for identifying a conjugate of the result of the predetermined computation, based on the
pieces of first additional data; and

output the selected result of the predetermined computation and the second additional data to facilitate converting between
representations of a file for public key encryption.

US Pat. No. 9,280,484

CACHING AND DEDUPLICATION OF DATA BLOCKS IN CACHE MEMORY

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A system comprising:
a caching engine comprising computer software and/or hardware configured to
determine at least one set of redundant data blocks in a cache memory, wherein the cache memory is associated with a cache
replacement policy;

identify a popular set of redundant data blocks in the at least one set of redundant data blocks as popular, the popular set
of redundant data blocks comprising data blocks having a combined number of accesses equal to or greater than a predetermined
threshold number of accesses; and

deduplicate the popular set of redundant data blocks in the cache memory, such that a single data block in the popular set
of redundant data blocks is stored in the cache memory.

US Pat. No. 9,281,364

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate preparation step of preparing a semiconductor substrate which is made of SiC and in which a first
semiconductor region of a first conductivity type is formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate; and

a second semiconductor region forming step of forming a second semiconductor region by implanting an impurity of a second
conductivity type into the first semiconductor region through multiple ion implantation steps from the surface of the semiconductor
substrate while varying implantation depths of the respective multiple ion implantation steps, wherein

in the second semiconductor region forming step, an implantation depth in a first ion implantation step of the multiple ion
implantation steps is the deepest among the multiple ion implantation steps,

in the second semiconductor region forming step, an implantation depth in a second ion implantation step of the multiple ion
implantation steps is less deep than the implantation depth in the first ion implantation step,

in the second semiconductor region forming step, an implantation depth in a third ion implantation step of the multiple ion
implantation steps is less deep than the implantation depth in the second ion implantation step,

in the second semiconductor region forming step, a dose amount of the impurity in the first ion implantation step is smaller
than a dose amount of the impurity in the second ion implantation step,

and
in the second semiconductor region forming step, a dose amount of the impurity in the third ion implantation step is nearly
equal to the dose amount of the impurity in the second ion implantation step.

US Pat. No. 9,281,328

IMAGE SENSOR THAT INCLUDES A BOUNDARY REGION FORMED BETWEEN A LOGIC CIRCUIT REGION AND AN IMAGE-SENSING ELEMENT REGION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image sensor comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a logic circuit region, formed on the substrate, including a plurality of gate patterns;
an image-sensing element region formed in a region different from the logic circuit region on the substrate, the image-sensing
element region including a plurality of image-sensing elements and element isolation portions for isolating the image-sensing
elements; and

a boundary region formed between the logic circuit region and the image-sensing element region, dummy element isolation portions
being arranged at a preset pitch in the boundary region, wherein

the boundary region has a boundary width not smaller than a thermal diffusion length of annealing for the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,280,628

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOCK NETWORK META-SYNTHESIS

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A two-phase method of constructing a clock network comprising:
receiving design specifications for a clock network at a meta-synthesis tool in a metasynthesis phase of the two-phase method,
the meta-synthesis phase providing an abstraction of the clock network, wherein the meta-synthesis tool is configured to:

determine a topology of the clock network based on the design specifications, the topology indicating at least one of a plurality
of levels of the clock network, a buffer type for each level and a buffer fanout for each level;

determine design parameters for the clock network based on the determined topology;
generate a clock network synthesis tool specification file that includes the design parameters, the clock network synthesis
tool specification file generated as input to a clock network synthesis tool; and

synthesizing, by the clock network synthesis tool in a synthesis phase of the two-phase method, the clock network according
to the clock network synthesis tool specification file such that the clock network includes the determined topology and such
that the clock network synchronously distributes a clock signal from a clock generator to endpoints of the clock network,
the synthesis phase providing an implementation of the clock network.

US Pat. No. 9,282,653

ENHANCED GLASS IMPACT DURABILITY THROUGH APPLICATION OF THIN FILMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing, the housing including a glass member providing a user facing outer surface for a portion of the housing,
wherein a portion of the glass member is provided over a display device that is provided within the housing, and
wherein another portion of the glass member is provided with an amorphous carbon coating, the portion of the glass member
that is provided with the amorphous carbon coating does not include the portion of the glass member provided over the display
device provided within the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,282,148

MULTI-USER PEER-TO-PEER COLLABORATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A multi-user peer-to-peer collaboration system, comprising:
a network communications element operable to establish peer-to-peer communications channels with end-user devices and receive
display signals from the end-user devices over the peer-to-peer communications channels, wherein each display signal corresponds
to a different end-user device, wherein the network communications element includes a virtual media access control (VMAC)
address, and wherein each of the end-user devices has a separate media access control (MAC) address that uniquely identifies
each respective end-user device;

one or more peer-to-peer communications channels between the network communications element and the end-user devices, wherein
the one or more peer-to-peer communications channels are established using VMAC;

a transport standard associated with each of the end-user devices, wherein the transport standard for each respective end-user
device is resolved at the network communications element;

a collaboration manager;
a display interface, generated by the collaboration manager, that contains all of the display signals;
a selection of the display signals from the display interface, wherein the selection of the display signals comprises a subset
of the display signals;

a selection of one or more of the end-user devices;
a command, generated by the collaboration manager, based, at least in part, on the selection of the display signals and the
selection of the one or more of the end-user devices;

a display signal decoder operable to generate a composite data stream of the display signals based, at least in part, on the
command received from the collaboration manager, wherein the composite data stream comprises the subset of the display signals;
and

an output rendering element operable to output the composite data stream to a display device.

US Pat. No. 9,281,790

AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An amplifier circuit comprising
a plurality of amplifiers configured to be connected in series, each of the plurality of amplifiers comprising:
an amplifying element configured to non-inverting amplify a signal; and
a phase adjustment element configured to be connected to an output terminal of the amplifying element and to adjust a phase
of the signal,

wherein the amplifying element is subjected to negative feedback, and
wherein a stability coefficient of a circuit in which the amplifying elements of the number the same as the number of the
plurality of amplifiers are connected in series is less than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,281,397

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING AN ASYMMETRIC FEATURE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A semiconductor device having an asymmetric feature, the device comprising:
a first gate formed on a substrate;
first and second diffusion regions formed in the substrate on a side of the first gate;
first and second contacts which contact the first and second diffusion regions, respectively, the first contact being asymmetric
with respect to the second contact;

a first FET comprising the first and second diffusion regions, first gate and first and second contacts;
a second FET formed on the substrate adjacent to the first FET and including a second gate formed on the substrate third and
fourth diffusion regions formed in the substrate on a side of the second gate, and third and fourth contacts which contact
the third and fourth diffusion regions, respectively; and

a third FET formed on the substrate adjacent to the second FET, the third FET including a third ate formed on the substrate
fifth and sixth diffusion regions formed in the substrate on a side of the third gate, and fifth and sixth contacts which
contact the fifth and sixth diffusion regions, respectively,

wherein a pitch between the first and second gates comprises a first pitch and a pitch between the second and third gates
comprises a second pitch which is different from the first pitch.

US Pat. No. 9,281,257

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE INCLUDING A CONNECTING MEMBER

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
at least one electronic device;
a lead frame including a plurality of leads electrically connected to the electronic device;
a lead connecting member coupled to at least one of the leads; and
a molded portion sealing the electronic device and the lead connecting member,
wherein the leads include at least one through hole to which the lead connecting member is coupled.

US Pat. No. 9,281,251

SUBSTRATE BACKSIDE TEXTURING

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A method for determining backside texturing of a semiconductor substrate that is processed on a photolithography tool,
comprising:
determining one or more contact areas on the photolithography tool for the semiconductor substrate;
determining a backside surface texturing for the semiconductor substrate that is based, at least in part, on:
a frequency of backside features of the semiconductor substrate at one or more portions of the semiconductor substrate,
an amplitude of the backside features at the one or more portions of the semiconductor substrate, or
a size of the one or more contact areas; and
processing the semiconductor substrate to obtain a target backside surface texturing that reduces the coefficient of friction
between the substrate and the one or more contact areas, the target backside surface texturing comprising backside features
occurring at a period that is ? to 1/10 of a size of the one or more contact areas.

US Pat. No. 9,277,848

DISHWASHER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A dishwasher comprising:
a tub providing a washing space where dishes are washed;
a sump assembly provided at a lower portion of the tub; and
a filter module configured to filter washing water, the filter module including a plurality of filter elements, each of the
filter elements being located beside one another,

wherein each of the filter elements is a columnar shape which has a sector-shaped cross-section and the plurality of filter
elements together forming a cylindrical filter assembly,

wherein each of the filter elements includes:
a first end portion;
a second end portion;
an exterior sidewall including a filtering material extending between the first end portion and the second end portion, which
is an arcuate surface including a circumference of the filter assembly; and

an interior sidewall including a filtering material, the interior sidewall extending from the exterior sidewall and between
the first end portion and the second end portion, which is a surface including a radius of the cylindrical filter assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,282,586

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING TCP COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) communication at a network node in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
receiving, by the network node that connects between a Mobile Station (MS) and a data network, a TCP KeepAlive packet for
maintaining a TCP connection established between a correspondent node and the MS through the data network from the correspondent
node;

transmitting, by the network node, when it is determined that the MS is in an idle mode upon receiving the TCP KeepAlive packet,
an acknowledgement packet in response to the TCP KeepAlive packet to the correspondent node; and

transmitting, by the network node, indication information indicating the reception of the TCP KeepAlive packet to the MS.

US Pat. No. 9,279,992

APPARATUS FOR PROJECTING SPATIAL IMAGE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

19. An apparatus for projecting a spatial image, the apparatus comprising:
a screen;
a projection optical unit to alternately project, onto the screen, the spatial image at a first time and a background image
at a second time;

a spatial image projection unit disposed between the screen and the projection optical unit and reflecting the spatial image
displayed on the screen to be projected into a predetermined space; and

a shutter unit disposed between the projection optical unit and the spatial image projection unit, passing the spatial image
projected by the projection optical unit at the first time, and blocking the background image projected by the projection
optical unit at the second time.

US Pat. No. 9,282,479

LINK ADAPTATION FEEDBACK METHOD AND TRANSMITTING DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A link adaptation feedback method, comprising:
receiving, by a transmitting device, a link adaptation feedback frame sent by a receiving device, wherein the link adaptation
feedback frame carries space-time block coding (STBC) type indication information; and

determining, by the transmitting device, according to the space-time block coding type indication information, information
about use of space-time block coding by a data frame related to the link adaptation feedback frame,

wherein the determining, by the transmitting device, according to the space-time block coding type indication information,
information about use of space-time block coding by a data frame related to the link adaptation feedback frame comprises at
least one of:

if the space-time block coding type indication information indicates that the link adaptation feedback frame is fed back with
respect to a frame not using space-time block coding, determining, by the transmitting device, that the data frame related
to the link adaptation feedback frame does not use space-time block coding; and

if the space-time block coding type indication information indicates that the link adaptation feedback frame is fed back with
respect to a frame using space-time block coding, determining, by the transmitting device, that the data frame related to
the link adaptation feedback frame uses space-time block coding.

US Pat. No. 9,280,649

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AN OBJECT FROM AN IMAGE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
acquire a first image captured by an image capturing device,
extract a first area corresponding to an object in the first image,
divide the first area into a plurality of first segments,
generate a plurality of histograms regarding the plurality of first segments respectively,
store the plurality of histograms into the memory,
acquire a second image which is captured by the image capturing device after the first image,
detect a second area corresponding to the object in the second image according to a first reference histogram from among the
plurality of histograms,

determine whether a part of the object is outside of the second image based on the second area,
when it is determined that the part of the object is outside of the second image, select a second reference histogram used
for a third image which is captured by the image capturing device after the second image, from among the plurality of histograms,
and

when the third image is acquired, detect a third area corresponding to the object in the third image based on the second reference
histogram.

US Pat. No. 9,280,432

PROVIDING DATA INTEGRITY IN A NON-RELIABLE STORAGE BEHAVIOR

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
initiating a switchover sequence between one or more nodes of a first cluster and a node of a second cluster of a peer-clustered
storage environment, each cluster including one or more nodes coupled to a shared storage fabric that includes an aggregate
of storage devices, the switchover sequence initiated in response to a failure of the first cluster, the switchover sequence
including a replay of logged information to storage devices of the aggregate to ensure data consistency of the aggregate;

tracking progress of the switchover sequence;
detecting an interruption during the switchover sequence that prevents completion of the switchover sequence; and
subsequent to the interruption, retrying switchover, wherein the retried switchover decides whether to replay logged information
and, if so, determines a non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) replay source to replay logged information based on the
tracked progress.

US Pat. No. 9,277,858

ABERRATION CORRECTING METHOD AND ABERRATION CORRECTING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An aberration correcting method comprising:
measuring, using an aberration measuring unit, a wavefront aberration of reflected light acquired by irradiating measurement
light on a subject, the wavefront aberration being measured as phase information at each of a plurality of aberration measurement
points of the aberration measuring unit;

measuring, using the aberration measuring unit, wavefront gradient information at each of the aberration measurement points;
and

driving an aberration correction unit having a number of pixels greater than the number of the plurality of aberration measurement
points, wherein driving the aberration correction unit comprises:

driving first pixels of the aberration correction unit positionally corresponding to the aberration measurement points based
on the phase information being measured, and

driving second pixels of the aberration correction unit not positionally corresponding to the aberration measurement points
based on (i) the phase information being measured at the aberration measurement points corresponding to each of the first
pixels in the vicinity of each of the second pixels, (ii) the gradient information being measured at aberration measurement
points corresponding to each of the first pixels in the vicinity of each of the second pixels, and (iii) a distance between
each of the first pixels in the vicinity of each of the second pixels and each of the second pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,282,613

PIXEL UNIT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD, PIXEL UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel unit driving circuit for driving a light-emitting device to emit light, comprising a first thin film transistor,
a second thin film transistor, a third thin film transistor and a storage capacitor, wherein the first to third thin film
transistors comprise gates, first electrodes and second electrodes;
the gate of the first thin film transistor is connected with a control line, the first electrode thereof is connected with
a data line, and the second electrode thereof is connected with a first node;

the second thin film transistor has two gates, one gate thereof is connected with the control line and another gate is connected
with a second scan line, the first electrode thereof is connected with the storage capacitor, and the second electrode thereof
is connected with a second node;

the third thin film transistor has two gates, one gate thereof is connected with the first node and another gate is connected
with the second scan line, the first electrode thereof is connected with a power supply, and the second electrode thereof
is connected with the second node;

one terminal of the storage capacitor is connected with the first node, and the other terminal thereof is connected with the
first electrode of the second thin film transistor;

one terminal of the light-emitting device is connected with the second node, and the other terminal thereof is grounded, and
wherein the second node is a node formed by directly connecting the three terminals of the second electrode of the second
thin film transistor, the second electrode of the third thin film transistor and one terminal of the light-emitting device
together.

US Pat. No. 9,282,332

VIDEO ENCODING APPARATUS AND VIDEO DECODING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A video encoding apparatus comprising:
a reference vector deriving unit to derive as a reference vector a vector used when encoding a block that is near a block
to be encoded and is included in a region where a field picture to be encoded is subjected to encode;

a scaling unit to scale the reference vector based on a temporal distance between the field picture to be encoded and a first
encoded field picture specified by the reference vector and a temporal distance between the field picture to be encoded and
a second encoded field picture specified by a reference index and referenced by the block to be encoded in the field picture
to be encoded to generate a motion prediction vector;

and a motion prediction vector correction unit to correct the motion prediction vector using a parity of the field picture
to be encoded, a parity of the first encoded field picture, and a parity of the second encoded field picture to generate a
corrected motion prediction vector,

wherein, when a display time of the field picture to be encoded is Curr poc, a display time of the first encoded field picture
specified by the reference vector is ref1 poc, and a display time of a second encoded field picture specified by a reference index and referenced by a block to be
encoded in the field picture to be encoded is ref2 poc, the scaling unit performs a scaling on the reference vector MVp derived by the reference vector deriving unit using
temporal distances of (ref2 poc?Curr poc) and (ref1 poc?Curr poc), and generates a motion prediction vector MVp?, and

the motion prediction vector correction unit corrects the motion prediction vector MVp? using a isBottomFieldCurr flag indicating
that the field picture to be encoded is a Bottom Field, a isBottomFieldRef1 flag indicating that the first encoded field picture is a Bottom Field, and a isBottomFieldRef2 flag indicating the second encoded field picture is a Bottom Field and generates a corrected motion prediction vector MVp?.

US Pat. No. 9,281,453

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT, AND OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method of producing an optoelectronic component comprising:
providing a cavity;
introducing a liquid matrix material with phosphor particles distributed therein into the cavity;
introducing a semiconductor chip into the matrix material after the liquid matrix material is introduced into the cavity;
sedimenting the phosphor particles in the matrix material;
curing the matrix material, wherein a conversion layer comprising phosphor particles is produced, said conversion layer being
arranged on the semiconductor chip; and

laterally potting the optoelectronic component with a further matrix material, into which scattering particles are introduced
after the conversion layer is produced, wherein the scattering particles are distributed homogeneously in the further matrix
material.

US Pat. No. 9,281,425

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

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method for producing an optoelectronic semiconductor component, the method comprising:
providing a semiconductor chip that comprises an active layer configured to generate radiation;
providing a carrier substrate that comprises a mounting region for the semiconductor chip and a first opening, which is formed
in the mounting region of the carrier substrate;

mounting the semiconductor chip on the mounting region of the carrier substrate;
applying an electrically insulating layer to a side of the carrier substrate remote from the semiconductor chip in such a
way that the electrically insulating layer completely fills the first opening in the carrier substrate;

forming a second opening in the electrically insulating layer, the second opening being formed in a region of the first opening
in the carrier substrate; and

applying an electrically conductive layer on a side of the electrically insulating layer remote from the carrier substrate
in such a way that the electrically conductive layer fills the second opening in the electrically insulating layer in the
form of a via,

wherein the semiconductor chip comprises two mutually electrically insulated electrical contact regions on the side facing
the carrier substrate, the first and second openings being formed in a region vertically adjacent to one of the two contact
regions, and

wherein a diameter of the first opening is larger than a diameter of the adjacent contact region and a diameter of the second
opening is smaller or equal to a diameter of the adjacent contact region.

US Pat. No. 9,280,258

DISPLAYING AND NAVIGATING WITHIN PHOTO PLACEMARKS IN A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method for displaying one or more photographic images at a location within a three-dimensional geographic
environment of a geographic information system, comprising:
(a) displaying, by one or more computing devices, a three-dimensional geographic environment from a perspective of a virtual
camera, the three-dimensional environment including a photographic image having an associated first position and orientation
corresponding to a respective first geographic location and direction where the photographic image was captured, and wherein
the photographic image has a focal length;

(b) determining, by the one or more computing devices, whether a distance in the three-dimensional environment between the
virtual camera and the first position of the photographic image exceeds a threshold;

(c) when the distance in the three-dimensional environment between the virtual camera and the first position of the photographic
image is determined to exceed the threshold in (b), displaying, by the one or more computing devices, an icon representing
the photographic image at the first position;

when the distance in the three-dimensional environment between the virtual camera and the first position of the photographic
image is determined not to exceed the threshold in (b):

(d) rendering, by the one or more computing devices, the photographic image onto a shape to determine a photo billboard; and
(e) displaying, by the one or more computing devices, the photo billboard in the three-dimensional environment at the first
position and according to the orientation, such that a surface of the photo billboard onto which the photographic image has
been rendered is depicted in the three-dimensional environment as having the orientation at which the photographic image was
captured;

(f) receiving, by the one or more computing devices, a user input selecting the icon or the photo billboard that represents
the photographic image; and

in response to receipt of the user input selecting the icon or the photo billboard:
(g) moving, by the one or more computing devices, the virtual camera to a natural origin of the photographic image, wherein
the natural origin of the photographic image comprises a second position that is in front of the surface of the photo billboard
onto which the photographic image has been rendered, the second position spaced from the first position by a distance that
corresponds to the focal length of the photographic image; and

(h) orienting, by the one or more computing devices, the virtual camera to be normal to the surface of the photo billboard
onto which photographic image has been rendered, such that the virtual camera is looking into the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,280,098

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image bearing member that bears a toner image;
an intermediate transfer member that is rotatable and transfers a toner image transferred from the image bearing member at
a primary transfer part onto a transfer material at a secondary transfer part;

a switching unit that can switch polarities of potentials of the intermediate transfer member which are generated at the primary
transfer part and the secondary transfer part in synchronization; and

a control unit that executes adjustment processing in which a potential having a first polarity opposite to the polarity upon
the transfer is to be generated at least one of the primary transfer part and the secondary transfer part,

wherein the control unit controls the switching unit in a manner that, in a case where the adjustment processing is performed
in a course of continuous image formation on a plurality of transfer materials conveyed to the secondary transfer part, a
timing for generating the potential having the first polarity corresponds to a timing at which toner images are not transferred
at both of the primary transfer part and the secondary transfer part.

US Pat. No. 9,279,965

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

7. An image pickup lens comprising in order from an object side to an image side:
a first lens unit;
a stop; and
a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, the second lens unit comprising a second lens sub-unit composed of
one or more positive lenses,

wherein each of the positive lenses included in the second lens sub-unit is made of material, the material satisfying the
following conditions:

62 N2a<1.63;

0.605?(?2a/1000)
dn2a/dTrelative where N2a represents a refractive index at a d-line, v2a represents an Abbe constant, ?2a represents a partial dispersion
ratio, and dn2a/dTrelative represents an absolute value of a differential of refractive indices against temperature at the
d-line, and
wherein the following conditions are satisfied:
0.20
3.00 where f represents a focal length of the image pickup lens, f2a represents a focal length of the second lens sub-unit, TD
represents an overall length of the image pickup lens, and BF represents a distance from an image-side surface of a lens arranged
closest to an image side in the image pickup lens to an image plane of an image pickup element.

US Pat. No. 9,282,635

MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A multilayer wiring board with a built-in electronic component, comprising: a substrate; a conductor layer formed on a
surface of the substrate; at least one electronic component positioned in a cavity formed through the substrate; an insulating
layer formed on the substrate such that the insulating layer is formed on the electronic component in the cavity of the substrate;
and a wiring layer formed on the insulating layer, wherein the conductor layer has an opening portion formed such that the
cavity of the substrate is formed in the opening portion of the conductor layer and that the conductor layer has a first side
in the opening portion and a second side in the opening portion on an opposite side across the cavity with respect to the
first side, and the cavity is formed in the opening portion of the conductor layer such that a ratio S1/S2 satisfies 1.0

US Pat. No. 9,282,612

DUAL MODE ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND PIXEL CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A dual mode organic light emitting device, comprising:
a cathode and an anode;
an emission layer interposed between the cathode and the anode; and
an electron transport layer (ETL) interposed between the cathode and the emission layer;
wherein the cathode comprises a first metal selected from silver (Ag), aluminum (Al), copper (Cu), and gold (Au) and a second
metal having a work function of about 4.0 eV or less, and

the first metal and the second metal are present at a weight ratio of about 1:10 to about 1:100,
a driving transistor configured to apply a current to the cathode; and
a capacitor configured to apply a voltage corresponding to a data voltage to a gate of the driving transistor,
wherein a first terminal of the driving transistor is electrically connected to the cathode, a first power source is applied
to a second terminal of the driving transistor, and a second power source is applied to the anode,

wherein when the dual mode organic light emitting device operates in a normal mode the first power source has a lower voltage
level than the second power source, and when the dual mode organic light emitting device operates in a reflective mode, the
first power source has a higher voltage level than the second power source.

US Pat. No. 9,281,465

PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A piezoelectric element comprising first internal electrodes and second electrodes, as well as piezoelectric ceramic layers
that are made of ceramics and arranged between the first internal electrodes and second internal electrodes, wherein manganese
is present and distributed more abundantly in areas of the piezoelectric ceramic layers immediately adjacent to the first
internal electrodes and second internal electrodes, than at center areas of the piezoelectric ceramic layers between and away
from the first internal electrodes and second internal electrodes,
wherein the piezoelectric ceramic layers have an alkali-containing niobate perovskite structure as a main phase,
wherein the piezoelectric ceramic layers contain silicon at a ratio of 0.2 mol or more but 3.0 mol or less relative to 100
mol of the main phase.

US Pat. No. 9,281,206

SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING BY MAGNETIC FIELD GUIDED ETCHING

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for guided electroless etching to form a cut in a material, comprising:
forming a patterned mask on a substrate to partially cover the surface of the substrate while exposing one or more selected
regions on the surface of the substrate to be removed by etching;

depositing an etcher layer of a first catalyst material on each exposed surface of the selected regions of the substrate,
a guide layer of a magnetic material on the etcher layer, and a protection layer of a second catalyst material on the guide
layer, wherein the etcher layer, guide layer and protection layer form a composite etching structure;

etching the substrate by applying an etching solution to the substrate that chemically reacts with the etcher layer and etches
material from the substrate at each selected region not covered by the patterned mask to form a sliced region;

steering the composite etching structure into the substrate during the etching by an applied magnetic field that creates a
force on the guide layer to direct a direction of the etching, wherein the steering defines the shape of the sliced region
of the etched substrate; and

removing the etched material, the patterned mask, and the composite etching structure from the substrate to produce a sliced
material structure.

US Pat. No. 9,280,770

SECURE POINT OF SALE PRESENTATION OF A BARCODE AT AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM DISPLAY

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. A method for performing a point-of-sale transaction, the method comprising:
sensing a condition specific at a point-of-sale location with a portable information handling system located at the point-of-sale
location, the condition including at least a GPS position;

applying a valued derived from the sensed condition to encrypt an account identifier in a barcode;
presenting the bar code at a display of the portable information handling system;
reading the barcode from the display with a barcode reader at the point-of-sale location;
determining the sensed condition at the point-of-sale location independent of the portable information handling system;
decrypting the barcode with the value derived from the sensed condition at the point-of-sale location; and
applying the account identifier from the barcode to perform the point-of-sale transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,280,134

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
a paper feed section configured to store a sheet;
a toner cartridge which is detachably mounted from a first direction to store a toner;
a front wall having a first opening in the first direction of the image forming apparatus;
a processing unit which is detachably mounted from a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and is provided
with a photoconductor, a developing section for supplying the toner fed from the toner cartridge to the surface of the photoconductor
to convert an electrostatic latent image to a toner image and a cleaning section for collecting the toner adhered on the surface
of the photoconductor;

a power supply section located nearby a wall in the first direction of the image forming apparatus to respectively supply
power to the toner cartridge, the photoconductor, the developing section and the cleaning section;

a drive section located nearby a wall of the image forming apparatus opposite to the power supply section to respectively
drive the toner cartridge, the photoconductor, the developing section and the cleaning section;

a conveyance section configured to convey the sheet from the paper feed section to the processing unit;
a conveyance path cover section configured to rotate between an opening position for exposing the conveyance section and a
closing position covering the conveyance section to take out a sheet jammed in the conveyance section from the conveyance
section; and

a side wall having a second opening in the second direction of the image forming apparatus; wherein
the drive section is located opposed to the power supply section along the first direction;
the toner cartridge and the processing unit are mounted so that the longitudinal direction of the toner cartridge and the
processing unit is to be the first direction;

the processing unit can be detached when the conveyance path cover section is set at the opening position, and the processing
unit is mounted or removed to the drive section and the power supply section by mounting or removing from the second direction;
and

the toner cartridge is still mounted on the image forming apparatus when the processing unit is detached from the image forming
apparatus, the toner cartridge is exchanged via the first opening and the processing unit is exchanged via the second opening.

US Pat. No. 9,280,113

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF STABILIZING IMAGE DENSITY ON A SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM BASIS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a predicting unit configured to predict an amount of electrostatic charge of toner particles in a developer container;
a determining unit configured to determine an exposure condition based on the amount of electrostatic charge of the toner
particles predicted by the predicting unit;

a storage unit configured to store a gradation conversion table;
a converting unit configured to convert image data based on the gradation conversion table stored in the storing unit;
an image forming unit configured to form an image based on the converted image data converted by the converting unit, the
image forming unit having an image bearing member, an exposure unit configured to expose the image bearing member using light
according to the exposure condition determined by the determining unit to form an electrostatic latent image on the image
bearing member, and a development unit configured to develop the electrostatic latent image using toner particles;

a measuring unit configured to measure a pattern image formed by the image forming unit;
a controlling unit configured to control the converting unit to convert pattern image data based on the gradation conversion
table, control the exposure unit to expose the image bearing member based on the converted pattern image data using light
according to the exposure condition determined by the determining unit to form a pattern image, and control the measuring
unit to measure the pattern image; and

an updating unit configured to correct the gradation conversion table stored in the storage unit based on the measurement
result of the pattern image, and to update the gradation conversion table stored in the storage unit to the corrected gradation
conversion table.

US Pat. No. 9,281,418

CAPACITOR

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A capacitor, comprising:
an active layer;
a gate insulation layer on the active layer;
a gate electrode on the gate insulation layer;
an interlayer insulating layer on the gate electrode;
a first electrode on the interlayer insulating layer and connected to the active layer through at least one first contact
hole; and

a second electrode on the interlayer insulating layer and connected to the gate electrode through a second contact hole.

US Pat. No. 9,281,325

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of manufacturing an array substrate, wherein, a common electrode and a pixel electrode are formed at the same
time through a single process; comprising:
sequentially forming a gate metal layer and a gate insulating layer on a base substrate, the gate metal layer comprising patterns
of a gate electrode and a gate line;

forming a pattern of an active layer on the substrate formed with the gate insulating layer;
forming patterns of a data line, a source electrode and a drain electrode on the substrate formed with the active layer, and
forming a pattern of a conductive layer having at least one slit in a pixel region;

forming a pattern of a passivation layer on the substrate formed with the data line, the source electrode, the drain electrode
and the conductive layer, the passivation layer having a passivation layer slit in a one-to-one correspondence with the slit
in the conductive layer;

forming a transparent conductive layer on the substrate formed with the passivation layer, the transparent conductive layer
comprising two layers, one of which is formed over the passivation layer to form a common electrode, and the other of which
is located in the slit region, in the same layer as and electrically connected to the conductive layer to form a pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,281,159

RADIATION GENERATING APPARATUS AND RADIOGRAPHING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A radiation generating apparatus comprising:
a radiation tube having a cathode for emitting an electron and an anode for generating radiation by impingement thereon of
the electron emitted from said cathode;

a housing container filled with an insulating liquid, and containing said radiation tube; and
a mechanism in which a voltage for allowing the insulating liquid to flow is applied between said cathode and said anode in
a state where said cathode does not emit any electron.

US Pat. No. 9,280,288

USING LOGICAL BLOCK ADDRESSES WITH GENERATION NUMBERS AS DATA FINGERPRINTS FOR NETWORK DEDUPLICATION

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A storage server, comprising:
a network interface through which to communicate over a network;
a storage interface through which to communicate with a storage device;
a processor;
a non-transitory computer readable medium that stores instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the storage
to,

receive, via the network interface, a write request including a source block address and a generation number, wherein a source
device stores data associated with the write request at the source block address, and the generation number indicates a number
of times that data at the source block address has been modified;

determine whether storage server already has a data block that matches the source block address and the generation number;
and

process the write request by copying the data block that matches the source block address and the generation number to a data
block in the storage device via the storage interface, without receiving the data associated with the write request from the
source device, if the storage server already has the data block that matches the source block address and the generation number.

US Pat. No. 9,279,211

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus, comprising:
a cabinet having a laundry opening;
a laundry receiving device having a cylindrical shape provided in the cabinet and configured to receive laundry therein through
the laundry opening;

a circulation passage that circulates air through the laundry receiving device, including a suction duct that guides interior
air from the laundry receiving device into the circulation passage, a discharge duct that discharges air from the air circulation
passage back into the laundry receiving device, and a connection duct that connects the suction duct and the discharge duct;

a heat exchanger provided in the connection duct; and
a blower provided between the heat exchanger and the discharge duct to circulate the interior air of the laundry receiving
device through the circulation passage, wherein the heat exchanger includes:

an evaporator provided in the connection duct to dehumidify air;
a condenser provided in the connection duct to heat air received from the evaporator; and
a compressor provided at an outside of the connection duct and connected to the evaporator and the condenser by a refrigerant
pipe, wherein the circulation passage is fixed to an upper portion of a circumferential surface of the laundry receiving device
and extends in a diagonal direction across the upper portion of the laundry receiving device, and wherein the compressor is
provided above the laundry receiving device, in a space between the circulation passage and the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 9,281,181

FILM FORMING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising forming a laminated film on a substrate by performing a manufacturing
cycle of a first predetermined number of times, the manufacturing cycle comprising:
forming a first film which contains a predetermined element, boron, and nitrogen and which does not contain a borazine ring
skeleton; and

forming a second film which contains the predetermined element and a borazine ring skeleton,
wherein the first film and the second film are laminated to form the laminated film;
wherein forming the first film includes performing a first set, a second predetermined number of times, the first set comprising:
supplying a first precursor gas containing the predetermined element to the substrate;
supplying a boron-containing gas which does not contain a borazine ring skeleton to the substrate; and
supplying a nitrogen-containing gas or a nitrogen- and carbon-containing gas to the substrate;
wherein forming the second film includes performing a second set, a third predetermined number of times, the second set comprising:
supplying a second precursor gas containing the predetermined element to the substrate; and
supplying a borazine-ring-skeleton-containing gas to the substrate, and
wherein the second set is performed under a condition in which a borazine ring skeleton in the borazine-ring-skeleton-containing
gas is maintained.

US Pat. No. 9,281,109

MAGNETIC ASSEMBLY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A multi-state magnetic unit attachable to an interior surface of a housing of an electronic device and operable to magnetically
attach an object having a triggering magnetic element to an exterior surface of the housing at a predetermined location and
orientation, the multi-state magnetic unit comprising:
a magnetic assembly capable of providing a magnetic field at the exterior surface of the housing that in an absence of the
triggering magnetic element is unable to form a magnetic circuit through the housing; and

a magnetic shield disposed between the magnetic assembly and an interior surface of the housing and having a first side attached
to the magnetic assembly and a second side opposite the first side attached to the interior surface of the housing, wherein
a triggering magnetic field provided by the triggering magnetic element when located at or near the exterior surface of the
housing enables the magnetic assembly to form the magnetic circuit through the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,280,430

DEFERRED REPLICATION OF RECOVERY INFORMATION AT SITE SWITCHOVER

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, by a first node at a local site, a first copy of logged data from a second node at a remote site, the first copy
of logged data corresponding to one or more storage volumes associated with the second node at the remote site;

receiving, at the local site, a request to perform a switchover from the remote site to the local site;
receiving, by the first node, a second copy of logged data from a third node at the local site in response to the switchover,
the second copy of logged data corresponding to the storage volumes associated with the second node at the remote site; and

recovering, by the first node, the storage volumes associated with the second node using one or more corresponding mirrored
storage volumes at the local site.

US Pat. No. 9,279,549

LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE WITH WAVELENGTH CONVERTERS AND LIGHT-ABSORBING SUBSTANCE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light-emitting module comprising:
a light emitter configured to emit light;
a first wavelength converter located in an optical pathway along which the light emitted from the light emitter passes, and
configured to convert a portion of the light emitted from the light emitter to light in a first visible wavelength band;

a second wavelength converter located in the optical pathway on an opposite side of the first wavelength converter relative
to the light emitter, and configured to convert at least a portion of light passing unconverted through the first wavelength
converter to light in a second visible wavelength band, differing from the first visible wavelength band; and

a light-absorbing substance absorbing light in at least a wavelength band from 515 nm to 535 nm and a wavelength band from
570 nm to 590 nm from among the light converted by the first wavelength converter, wherein

the light-absorbing substance is present in the optical pathway between the light emitter and the second wavelength converter,
the second wavelength converter not containing the light-absorbing substance, and

the light-absorbing substance is a neodymium compound.

US Pat. No. 9,281,717

FORM FACTOR SWAPPABLE DC BATTERY BACK-UP

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A battery back-up unit (BBU) for a rack-level power infrastructure, comprising:
a chassis sized to fit within a commodity power supply unit (PSU) slot in a power distribution unit (PDU);
a distribution element coupled to the commodity PSU, wherein the distribution element comprises a wiring scheme that distributes
phase-balanced power to the PDU;

a power cable interface box (PCIB) coupled to the PDU, wherein the PDU receives power through the PCIB, wherein the power
couples to the PCIB via a first terminal;

a wiring block coupled to the first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the wiring block arranges one or more wires received
from the first terminal into a pre-determined wiring arrangement at a second terminal;

a third terminal, of the distribution element, coupled to the second terminal;
one or more circuit breakers, of the distribution element, wherein each output wire of the third terminal is fed to an individual
circuit breaker of the one or more circuit breakers;

one or more wireways, of the distribution element, wherein the individual circuit breaker is coupled to a corresponding one
of the one or more wireways, and wherein the one or more wireways are coupled to one or more outlets in a staggered configuration;

a battery disposed within the chassis;
at least one power module coupled to the battery;
a power module controller coupled to the at least one power module;
a form-factor connector coupled to the power module controller and the at least one power module, wherein the form-factor
connector comprises a card slot; and

a form-factor card coupled to the card slot, wherein the form-factor card protrudes from a back of the commodity PSU, and
wherein the form-factor card comprises a pre-determined pinout configuration that matches a pinout configuration of the commodity
PSU.

US Pat. No. 9,281,226

ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK HAVING REDUCED POWER LOSS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An electrostatic chuck, comprising:
a conductive base; and
a ceramic body disposed on the conductive base, the ceramic body comprising an electrode embedded therein, wherein the ceramic
body comprises a dissipation factor of about 0.11 to about 0.16.

US Pat. No. 9,280,173

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a first circuit board comprising a first face and a second face opposite the first face and to which an opening and a cutout
portion is provided, the opening penetrating through the first circuit board between the first face and the second face, the
cutout portion extending to a side separating from a center of the opening at an edge of the opening;

a second circuit board comprising a third face and a fourth face opposite the third face, the second circuit board overlapping
the first circuit board and being electrically connected to the first circuit board in a state in which the fourth face and
the first face face each other, the second circuit board covering the opening;

a first electronic component provided to the third face, and electrically connected to the second circuit board; and
a second electronic component provided to the fourth face and electrically connected to the second circuit board in a state
in which at least a portion of the second electronic component is held in the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,282,530

IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM THAT IDENTIFIES SEAT LOCATIONS OF VIDEO DISPLAY UNITS AND PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A method by a seat location measurement computer node comprising:
measuring distances between a plurality of radio access nodes and a plurality of transceiver devices located at different
respective ones of seats arranged according to a seat layout map residing in memory, based on measurements of radio frequency
(RF) signals received by the radio access nodes from the transceiver devices;

retrieving from the seat layout map, locations of the radio access nodes relative to the seats;
for each of the transceiver devices, identifying one of the seats within the seat layout map where the transceiver device
is located based on comparison of the measured distances between the radio access nodes and the transceiver device and the
retrieved locations of the radio access nodes relative to the seats, and further based on comparison of the measured distances
between the radio access nodes and the other transceiver devices to identify which of the seats within the seat layout map
is closest to the transceiver device;

for each of the transceiver devices, storing in the memory an identifier for the transceiver device associated with an identifier
for the identified one of the seats;

receiving through a network interface a user request message from one of the transceiver devices that is directed to a notification
terminal, the user request message containing the identifier for the transceiver;

retrieving from the memory the identifier for the one of the seats that is associated with the identifier for the transceiver;
and

controlling the notification terminal to display a passenger request notification with an indication of the identifier for
the one of the seats that is associated with the identifier for the transceiver, which was retrieved from the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,281,389

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

10. A semiconductor device comprising:
an undoped GaN layer;
a layer of first conductive AlGaN layer formed on the undoped GaN layer;
a source electrode formed directly on one side of the layer of first conductive AlGaN;
a layer of first and second conductive AlGaN formed on another side of the layer of first conductive AlGaN and formed in a
direction perpendicular to the source electrode;

a gate electrode formed directly on one side of the layer of first and second conductive AlGaN; and
a drain electrode formed directly on another side of the layer of first and second conductive AlGaN,
wherein the layer of first and second conductive AlGaN includes alternating bands of first conductive AlGaN and second conductive
AlGaN.

US Pat. No. 9,281,249

DECOUPLING MEASUREMENT OF LAYER THICKNESSES OF A PLURALITY OF LAYERS OF A CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining a measurement of thickness of a plurality of layers of a circuit structure, the thickness of the plurality of layers
measured using an optical critical dimension (OCD) measurement technique, and the plurality of layers comprising a high-k
layer and an interfacial layer;

separately obtaining a measurement of thickness of the high-k layer, the thickness of the high-k layer measured using a separate
measurement technique from the OCD measurement technique and providing greater decoupling, as compared to the OCD measurement
technique, of a signal for thickness of the high-k layer from a signal for thickness of the interfacial layer; and

ascertaining, by a hardware processor, a thickness of the interfacial layer using, in part, the separately obtained thickness
measurement of the high-k layer,

wherein the circuit structure comprises a fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) or a nanostructure, and wherein measurement
of the thickness of the plurality of layers using the OCD measurement technique and measurement of the thickness of the high-k
layer using the separate measurement technique are performed concurrently during fabrication of the FinFET or nanostructure.

US Pat. No. 9,278,670

ON-BOARD OPTICAL SENSOR COVER AND ON-BOARD OPTICAL SENSOR APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An on-board optical sensor cover comprising:
a holder for holding an optical sensor having a lens;
a washer nozzle for performing a washing operation to wash a lens surface of the lens of the optical sensor held in the holder
or a glass surface of a cover glass located facing the lens by spraying a washer fluid, supplied from a washer fluid tank,
onto the lens surface or the glass surface, and

an air spraying device for performing a spraying operation to spray air onto the lens surface of the lens of the optical sensor
or the glass surface of the cover glass,

wherein
the washer nozzle performs the washing operation,
the air spraying device performs the spraying operation to spray the air onto the lens surface of the lens of the optical
sensor or the glass surface of the cover glass while the washer nozzle performs the washing operation,

the washer fluid and the air are sprayed from the same direction onto the lens surface or the glass surface, and
the washer nozzle is located closer to the lens surface than an air nozzle of the air spraying device.

US Pat. No. 9,282,654

HVAC CONTROLLER WITH AIR FLOW BARRIER

Honeywell International I...

1. A wall plate assembly for an Heating, Ventilation, and/or Air Conditioning (HVAC) controller, the wall plate assembly comprising:
a front side;
a back side, the back side of the wall plate assembly having one or more wall engaging regions for engaging a wall;
an aperture defining region defining an aperture that extends between the front side to the back side of the wall plate assembly,
wherein the aperture defining region is spaced inward toward the front side from the one or more wall engaging regions of
the back side of the wall plate assembly;

one or more wiring terminals accessible from the front side of the wall plate assembly for connecting one or more wires;
an electrical connector situated on the front side of the wall plate assembly that is configured to electrically connect to
an electrical connector of an HVAC controller when the HVAC controller is secured to the wall plate assembly; and

an air flow barrier mechanically secured to the front side or back side of the wall plate assembly and over the aperture in
the wall plate assembly, the air flow barrier defining an air flow barrier aperture that is smaller than the aperture of the
wall plate assembly and that at least partially overlaps the aperture of the wall plate assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,281,914

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING A NETWORK TRANSMITTING WAVELENGTH MULTIPLEXED OPTICAL SIGNALS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

7. A network design method comprising:
a first process including:
determining, in response to a plurality of demands each requesting traffic between a pair of nodes in a network in which one
or more wavelength multiplexed optical signals are transmitted, a plurality of communication routes each providing a connection
between the pair of nodes in the network, and

estimating, for each link in the network, communication channels to be established in each communication route, in accordance
with a wavelength constraint condition that a number of the communication channels to be established be smaller than or equal
to a first upper limit for a number of available optical signal wavelengths;

a second process including
assigning, for each link in the network, wavelengths of optical signals to be multiplexed into the one or more wavelength
multiplexed optical signals, to the communication channels, based on a result of the estimating of the first process and in
accordance with a system constraint condition that a number of optical signals that have an identical wavelength and are redundantly
usable be smaller than or equal to a second upper limit for a number of available transmission systems each configured to
transmit a wavelength multiplexed optical signal; and

a third process including:
determining, for each link in the network, a target number of wavelengths for reducing a required number of transmission systems
that is required for accommodating the plurality of demands, based on a result of the estimating of the first process and
a result of the assigning of the second process, and

determining whether there is a possibility of reducing the required number of transmission systems to be operated, by determining
whether the target number of wavelengths is achievable by at least one of a change in bandwidths of the communication channels
and a change in the plurality of communication routes, wherein,

upon determining that there is a possibility of reducing the required number of transmission systems, the third process changes
the wavelength constraint condition so that the first upper limit is defined as the target number of wavelengths and changes
the system constraint condition so that the second upper limit is reduced, with respect to the each link;

the first process re-estimates the communication channels in accordance with the changed wavelength constraint condition;
and

the second process re-assigns wavelengths of the optical signals to be multiplexed, based on a result of the re-estimating
of the first process and in accordance with the changed system constraint condition.

US Pat. No. 9,281,194

FABRICATION METHOD OF SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

7. A silicon carbide semiconductor apparatus fabrication method comprising:
forming an ohmic metal film on a silicon carbide substrate by sputtering a target including a mixture or an alloy having therein
nickel, and a metal(s) reducing magnetic permeability of nickel and producing a carbide, compositional ratios of the mixture
or the alloy being adjusted to predetermined compositional ratios; and

executing heat treatment for the ohmic metal film to calcinate the ohmic metal film, wherein
the metal(s) reducing the magnetic permeability of the nickel and producing the carbide is/are one, or two or more metal(s)
selected from among molybdenum, tungsten, tantalum, vanadium, zirconium, titanium, chromium, and aluminum, and

a ratio of said one, or two or more selected metal(s) in the target is 8 at % or greater and 50 at % or less.

US Pat. No. 9,282,532

INITIATING BEARER INDEPENDENT PROTOCOL SESSIONS USING ACCESS TECHNOLOGY AND LOCATION INFORMATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for operating a user identity module (UIM) that is incorporated in a user equipment (UE) device, the method comprising:
receiving first information from the UE device, wherein the first information identifies a radio access technology that the
UE device is currently camped on;

receiving network location information from the UE device, wherein the network location information identifies a network on
which the UE device is currently camped; and

opening a channel through the network to a remote agent using an access point name, wherein the access point name is generated
using the first information and the network location information.

US Pat. No. 9,281,892

OTDR TRACE ANALYSIS IN PON SYSTEMS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of performing fault analysis, performed by an arrangement in a Passive Optical Network (PON), comprising at least
one Optical Network Terminal (ONT), by using Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR), said method comprising:
triggering a new OTDR measurement, wherein a previous reference measurement has been made indicating an original state of
said PON;

inserting an OTDR measurement signal into a multistage splitter before a last splitter stage of said multistage splitter,
and wherein said last splitter stage is of ratio 2:Nroot, so that the last splitter stage is connected to a plurality of drop
links, and wherein at least one of the plurality of drop links being connected to said multistage splitter comprises at least
one sub-splitter, wherein said at least one sub-splitter is of a ratio 1:Nbranch so that the at least one sub-splitter has one or more branches and one input port connected to the multistage splitter;

determining at least one new event location based on the OTDR measurement signal by analyzing OTDR measurement data, in a
predefined sequence, relating to said at least one sub-splitter connected to said last splitter stage starting based on the
drop links for which an upstream optical signal needs to travel through the largest number of sub-splitters in order to reach
the last splitter stage; and

calculating a fault magnitude at a given location by subtracting an event magnitude obtained from the new OTDR measurement
from said reference OTDR measurement and taking into account the number of drop links connected to the last splitter stage
and to the at least one sub-splitter in the reference measurement and the new measurement, thereby enabling determination
of position and severity of said fault locations.

US Pat. No. 9,281,837

A/D CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An A/D converter comprising:
a delta-sigma processing circuit for receiving an analog input signal for A/D conversion of the analog input signal by delta-sigma
processing of delta-sigma modulation;

a cyclic processing circuit for A/D converting, by cyclic processing, a difference between an amplified residue of quantization
generated in the A/D conversion and a reference voltage;

a quantization circuit for outputting a quantized value of a quantized output of the delta-sigma circuit and a quantized output
of the cyclic processing circuit; and

a control circuit for generating an A/D conversion result of the analog input signal based on the quantized value and outputting
a control signal for switching over the reference voltage, wherein

the delta-sigma processing circuit and the cyclic processing circuit include an operational amplifier forming an operation
circuit, sampling capacitors, a capacitive D/A converter having a DAC capacitor for adding and subtracting the residue of
quantization based on the reference voltage corresponding to the control signal,

the delta-sigma processing circuit includes an integration capacitor used for the delta-sigma processing and the cyclic processing,
and

the sampling capacitors, the DAC capacitor and the integration capacitor are provided to be electrically separated.

US Pat. No. 9,280,903

IN-AIRCRAFT FLIGHT PLANNING WITH DATALINK INTEGRATION

Honeywell International I...

1. An in-aircraft system comprising:
one or more processing units coupled to a display unit;
one or more data storage mediums coupled to the one or more processing units, the one or more data storage mediums including
instructions which, when executed by the one or more processing units, cause the one or more processing units to implement
a flight planning module configured to:

display on the display unit a pending flight plan;
implement a first button associated with a display of the pending flight plan such that the first button, if selected, directs
the one or more processing units to:

convert the pending flight plan to a format for sending in a datalink message; and
cause the pending flight plan to be sent to a ground station in a downlink datalink message without human input to a message
applications module corresponding to a class of the downlink datalink message, the message applications module including instructions
to display information corresponding to datalink messages on a display unit and to maintain a message log of datalink messages.

US Pat. No. 9,280,177

PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable computing device housing, comprising:
a single piece top case having a top wall and sidewalls, the sidewalls including edges that define an opening leading into
the single piece top case;

side vents defined by a downward sloping portion of one of the sidewalls, the downward sloping portion protruding from the
edge of the sidewall into the opening; and

a bottom case secured to the single piece top case and in direct contact with the downward sloping portion of the sidewall,
the bottom case covering the opening defined by the single piece top case and cooperating with the single piece top case to
define the interior of the portable computing device housing.

US Pat. No. 9,279,933

DUAL-SIDED DISPLAY DEVICE AND ITS BACKLIGHT MODULE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A dual-sided display device, comprising:
a light guide plate having at least a light entry face, a first light emission face, and a second light emission face oppositely
positioned to the first light emission face;

at least a light source unit positioned adjacent to the light entry face;
at least a heat dissipation base carrying the light source unit and dissipating the heat produced by the light source unit
to the environment;

a first frame member and a second frame member, where the first frame member is positioned above the first light emission
face, the second frame member is positioned below the second light emission face, the first and second frame members are fixedly
joined to the heat dissipation base, and the light guide plate is fixedly positioned in an accommodation space surrounded
by the first and second frame members, and heat dissipation base; and

a first display panel and a second display panel, where the first display panel is fixedly positioned on the first frame member
oppositely to the first light emission face, the second display panel is fixedly positioned beneath the second frame member
oppositely to the second light emission face;

wherein each of the first and second frame members comprises an inner frame and a body; the inner frame of the first frame
member is positioned above the first light emission face and supports the first display panel; the body of the first frame
member is fixedly joined to a first lateral face of the heat dissipation base; the inner frame of the second frame member
is positioned below the second light emission face and supports the second display panel; and the body of the second frame
member is fixedly joined to a second lateral face of the heat dissipation base; a first protection cover and a second protection
cover; wherein each of the first and second protection covers comprises a body and a frame extended from the body and bended
towards the direction of the light guide plate; the body of the first protection cover is positioned on the first display
panel and the first frame member; the frame of the first protection cover is plugged between the body of the first frame member
and the heat dissipation base so as to secure the first protection cover; the body of the second protection cover is positioned
beneath the second display panel and the second frame member; and the frame of the second protection cover is plugged between
the body of the second frame member and the heat dissipation base so as to secure the second protection cover.

US Pat. No. 9,282,652

PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE WITH A HOUSING SECURED BY A MAGNETIC ELEMENT AND RELATED METHOD

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A housing for a portable computing device, the housing comprising:
a top case having a pocket protruding from an inner surface of the top case, the pocket positioned within a central region
of the top case and having a shape and size for accommodating a magnetic element configured to produce a magnetic field; and

a bottom case that cooperates with the top case when in a secured configuration to define a volume for accommodating components
of the portable computing device, the bottom case including a magnetic attractor that magnetically couples with the magnetic
element of the top case aligning the top case relative to the bottom case and maintaining a shape of the top case and the
bottom case when in the secured configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,282,199

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE DIAGNOSTIC METHOD, AND IMAGE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus configured to print a predetermined test chart that corresponds to an image defect to be analyzed,
and to transmit the printed test chart to an image diagnostic apparatus as scanned image data, the image forming apparatus
comprising:
an image forming unit that prints the test chart;
a scanning unit that scans the test chart printed by the image forming unit and acquires the image data;
a determination unit that determines a transmission setting for transmitting the image data of a test chart scanned by the
scanning unit according to the type of image defect corresponding to the test chart, the transmission setting including an
item that has an influence on the size of the image data; and

a transmission unit that transmits the image data acquired by scanning the test chart by the scanning unit, the image data
to be transmitted having a data size according to the transmission setting determined by the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 9,282,095

SECURITY AND PRIVACY ENHANCEMENTS FOR SECURITY DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) device for use in a mobile terminal, comprising:
a non-transitory storage memory configured to store user credentials including at least a security key;
a hardware or computer-implemented Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) module configured to perform AKA processing with
the security key;

an external hardware communications interface configured to receive AKA processing commands from the mobile terminal and to
return processing results performed in the SIM device in response to the AKA processing commands;

a hardware or computer-implemented security and/or privacy enhancing application configured to cooperate with the AKA module
and to perform (i) enhanced security pre-processing of an AKA input parameter associated with an AKA processing command received
via the external hardware communications interface and/or (ii) enhanced security post-processing of an AKA output parameter
associated with the AKA processing received from the AKA module to generate a further AKA input and/or output parameter which
has an enhanced security as compared to the received AKA input and/or output parameter; and

an application interface internal to the SIM device between the AKA module and the security and/or privacy enhancing application,
wherein the SIM device is configured to:
perform all the AKA processing and steps related to security enhancing in the SIM device,
register or detect information representative of security conditions in relation to the SIM device, wherein security conditions
include at least one of: an environment in which the SIM device is operated, an interface over which a request for AKA processing
comes, and a network used by the mobile terminal for network communications, and

perform security policy processing based on the information.

US Pat. No. 9,281,326

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY PANEL

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for manufacturing an array substrate, wherein the array substrate includes a plurality of thin film transistors,
and the method for manufacturing an array substrate includes steps of:
preparing a base substrate, on which sources and drains of thin film transistors are formed;
forming an insulation layer on the base substrate, so that the insulation layer includes a plurality of spacer regions and
a plurality of strip-shaped electrode regions, and every two adjacent strip-shaped electrode regions are separated from each
other by the spacer region;

forming a spacer layer on the spacer regions of the insulation layer;
forming a pattern including strip-shaped electrodes on the strip-shaped electrode regions of the insulation layer; and
peeling off the spacer layer on the spacer region.

US Pat. No. 9,280,369

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ANALYZING A SOFTWARE COMPONENT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:
executing, based on a first set of operating conditions, a software component on a virtual machine executing at a computing
device;

monitoring kernel level events of an operating system executing on the virtual machine;
monitoring application level events of the operating system;
analyzing first effects of executing the software component on the virtual machine based on the kernel level events and the
application level events

determining an operating condition of the operating system to modify based on the first effects, wherein the operating condition
is determined by comparing the first effects to third effects associated with a database entry, and wherein the database entry
indicates the operating condition;

modifying the operating condition to generate a second set of operating conditions;
executing, based on the second set of operating conditions, the software component on the virtual machine; and
analyzing second effects of executing the software component with the second set of operating conditions based on monitored
second kernel level events and based on monitored second application level events.

US Pat. No. 9,282,270

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion device comprising:
a cell array having a plurality of unit cells arranged in a matrix;
a plurality of clamping units each provided corresponding to a column of the cell array; and
a plurality of analog-to-digital (AD) conversion units each configured to convert a signal output from a corresponding clamping
unit to a digital signal,

each of the plurality of unit cells having:
a first photoelectric conversion unit;
a second photoelectric conversion unit; and
an intra-cell amplification unit configured to amplify signals generated by the first and second photoelectric conversion
units,

wherein each of the plurality of AD conversion units AD-converts a first analog signal based on a signal generated at the
first photoelectric conversion unit and output from the clamping unit,

and AD-converts a second analog signal output from the clamping unit by applying a signal based on the signals generated by
the first and second photoelectric conversion units to the clamping unit while the first analog signal is clamped at a reference
level.

US Pat. No. 9,280,251

FUNNELED TOUCH SENSOR ROUTING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A touch sensor panel comprising:
a first touch pixel coupled to a first sense connection and a second touch pixel coupled to a second sense connection, the
first sense connection having a first portion disposed in a first active region of the touch sensor panel between the first
touch pixel and the second touch pixel, and the second sense connection having a second portion disposed in the first active
region; and

a third touch pixel coupled to a third sense connection and a fourth touch pixel coupled to a fourth sense connection, the
third sense connection having a third portion disposed in the first active region and a fourth portion disposed in a second
active region of the touch sensor panel between the third touch pixel and the fourth touch pixel, and the fourth sense connection
having a fifth portion disposed in the first active region and a sixth portion disposed in the second active region,

wherein:
a width of the fourth portion of the third sense connection is larger than a width of the third portion of the third sense
connection, and

widths of the first portion of the first sense connection, the second portion of the second sense connection, the third portion
of the third sense connection and the fifth portion of the fourth sense connection are substantially the same in the first
active region.

US Pat. No. 9,279,889

LIGHT DETECTION UNIT AND ALPHA RAY OBSERVATION DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A light detecting unit to observe alpha rays by measuring a generated light generated by alpha rays occurring in a region
of a to-be-measured object, comprising:
a travel direction changing unit configured to change a travelling direction of the generated light;
a light detector configured to detect direction-changed light of the generated light changed in traveling direction; and
a shielding member including a portion provided on a straight line extending from the to-be-measured object to the light detector
to shield the light detector against radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,282,628

COMPONENT BUILT-IN BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A component built-in board that has stacked therein a plurality of printed wiring bases in which a wiring pattern and a
via are formed on/in an insulating base and that is configured having an electronic component built in thereto, wherein
at least two layers of the plurality of printed wiring bases are disposed on a rear surface side which is an opposite side
to an electrode formation surface side of the electronic component;

the at least two layers of the printed wiring bases disposed on the rear surface side of the electronic component include
a heat radiation-dedicated wiring pattern as the wiring pattern that is disposed in multiple layers via the insulating base
on a region above the rear surface of the electronic component;

the heat radiation-dedicated wiring pattern is formed such that a heat radiation-dedicated wiring line and a signal-dedicated
wiring line are continuous;

the via includes a plurality of heat radiation-dedicated vias that are disposed on the region above the rear surface to connect
the rear surface of the electronic component and the heat radiation-dedicated wiring pattern disposed in multiple layers;
and

the heat radiation-dedicated wiring pattern is continuous from a place where connected to the heat radiation-dedicated via
to be connected also to another via disposed at an outer peripheral side of the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,282,582

SLEEP CONTROL FOR NETWORK OF BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY DEVICES

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:
transmitting, by a wireless beacon, wireless advertisement packets;
monitoring for wireless transmissions including beacon shutdown signals, wherein beacon shutdown signals trigger wireless
beacons to transition to dormant states;

receiving a shutdown transmission including a beacon shutdown signal;
transmitting a wireless shutdown packet, wherein wireless shutdown packets include beacon shutdown signals;
reducing a transmission rate of or ceasing transmission of the advertisement packets;
monitoring for wireless transmissions including beacon wakeup signals, wherein beacon wakeup signals trigger wireless beacons
to transition to an active state;

receiving a wakeup transmission including a beacon wakeup signal; and
transmitting a wireless wakeup packet, wherein wireless wakeup packets include beacon wakeup signals.

US Pat. No. 9,280,981

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOICE CONTROL OF A MOBILE DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for voice control of a mobile device, the method comprising:
establishing a connection between the mobile device and a voice-control module;
responsive to establishing the connection, entering the mobile device into an intermediate mode;
monitoring at the voice-control module for verbal input comprising a verbal command from among a set of predetermined verbal
commands;

upon receiving a verbal command from among the set of predetermined verbal commands, sending instructions from the voice-control
module to the mobile device related to the verbal command received;

acting on the received instructions at the mobile device;
wherein monitoring at the voice-control module for verbal input comprising a verbal command further comprises monitoring at
the voice-control module for verbal input comprising arguments associated with the verbal command; and

in response to receiving a verbal input that does not include an associated argument, issuing a prompt, based on the associated
argument, for further verbal input at the voice-control module, if the associated argument is a required argument and has
not been received.

US Pat. No. 9,280,503

ROUND ROBIN ARBITER HANDLING SLOW TRANSACTION SOURCES AND PREVENTING BLOCK

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a plurality of transaction sources; and
a fabric interface circuit coupled to the plurality of transaction sources, wherein a first transaction rate corresponding
to a first transaction source of the plurality of transaction sources is limited compared to a second transaction rate of
at least one other transaction source of a plurality of transaction sources, and wherein the fabric interface circuit includes
an arbiter configured to arbitrate among transactions from the plurality of sources using a deficit-weighted arbitration scheme,
and wherein the first transaction rate is limited by one or more attributes of the first transaction source independent of
the deficit-weighted arbitration scheme, and wherein the arbiter is configured to delay a reload of deficit weights responsive
to receiving a lack of a transaction from the first transaction source and the first transaction source has unconsumed weight,
wherein the delay is dependent on a ratio of the second transaction rate to the first transaction rate, and wherein the arbiter
is configured to reload the deficit weights at an expiration of the delay in response to not receiving a subsequent transaction
from the first transaction source during the delay, and wherein the arbiter is configured to reload the deficit weights at
the expiration of the delay even in a case that the first transaction source has unconsumed weight at the expiration of the
delay.

US Pat. No. 9,279,957

IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE IMAGING LENS

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging lens consisting of, in order from an object side, five lenses of:
a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side;
a second lens that has a negative refractive power;
a third lens that has a negative refractive power;
a fourth lens that has a positive refractive power; and
a fifth lens that has a negative refractive power and has an aspheric shape of which an image side surface has an extreme
point,

wherein the following conditional expression (1) is satisfied:
?1
f is a focal length of a whole system, and
f45 is a composite focal length of the fourth and fifth lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,282,512

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method in a base station that includes a battery and is driven by power supplied from a power system
or power supplied from the battery, the method comprising steps of:
starting a measurement of a remaining power amount of the battery when a power supply from the power system is stopped;
transmitting first remaining power amount information indicating the remaining power amount of the battery to another base
station;

when receiving second remaining power amount information indicating a remaining power amount of a battery of the other base
station from the other base station, comparing the remaining power amount corresponding to the second remaining power amount
information with the remaining power amount corresponding to the first remaining power amount information; and

executing a process for turning over radio terminals served by the base station to the other base station when the remaining
power amount corresponding to the second remaining power amount information exceeds the remaining power amount corresponding
to the first remaining power amount information, as a result of comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,281,758

CONSTANT INRUSH CURRENT CIRCUIT FOR AC INPUT POWER SUPPLY UNIT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A power supply circuit, comprising:
a rectifier module including first and second input terminals and first and second output terminals, the rectifier module
configured to rectify an input voltage;

an output capacitor including a first terminal coupled to the first output terminal of the rectifier module;
a first transistor including first and second current electrodes, the first current electrode coupled to a second terminal
of the output capacitor;

a second transistor including third and fourth current electrodes, the third current electrode coupled to the second current
electrode of the first transistor, and the fourth current electrode coupled to the second output terminal of the rectifier
module; and

a resistor connected in parallel with the second transistor, the resistor configured to set an inrush current value;
wherein the power supply circuit is configured, when the first and second input terminals of the rectifier module are coupled
to a power supply, to turn-on the first transistor such that an inrush current flows, at the inrush current value, through
the output capacitor, the first transistor, and the resistor; and

wherein the power supply circuit is configured, after the rectifier module has been coupled to the power supply for a specified
delay time, to ensure that the inrush current has dropped to a value of about zero amperes, to turn-on the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,281,365

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first electrode;
a first insulating section arranged with the first electrode in a first direction;
a first semiconductor region including silicon carbide, the first semiconductor region being of a first conductivity type
and including a first semiconductor part and a second semiconductor part, the first semiconductor part overlapping the first
electrode in a second direction crossing the first direction, the second semiconductor part overlapping the first insulating
section in the second direction;

a second semiconductor region including silicon carbide, the second semiconductor region being of a second conductivity type,
a part of the second semiconductor region being provided between the first insulating section and the second semiconductor
part in the second direction, another part of the second semiconductor region being provided between the first electrode and
the second semiconductor part in the second direction;

a third semiconductor region including silicon carbide, the third semiconductor region being of the first conductivity type
and provided between the first insulating section and the part of the second semiconductor region in the second direction,
at least a part of the another part of the second semiconductor region being provided between the third semiconductor region
and the first semiconductor part in the first direction; and

a second insulating section including
a first insulating part provided between the first electrode and the first semiconductor part in the second direction,
a second insulating part provided between the first electrode and the first insulating section in the first direction,
a material of the second insulating section being different from a material of the first insulating section.

US Pat. No. 9,281,183

METALORGANIC CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF OXIDE DIELECTRICS ON N-POLAR III-NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTORS WITH HIGH INTERFACE QUALITY AND TUNABLE FIXED INTERFACE CHARGE

The Regents of the Univer...

13. A method of fabricating a III-nitride semiconductor device, comprising:
growing a III-nitride semiconductor layer and an oxide sequentially to form an oxide/III-nitride interface, without exposure
to air in between growth of the oxide and growth of the III-nitride semiconductor layer, wherein a density of trap states
at the oxide/III-nitride interface is less than 1011 cm2.

US Pat. No. 9,280,274

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:
a display unit configured to display a portion of a display object, in which a plurality of element objects are arranged,
in a display area, the plurality of display objects including a first end element object at a first end of the display object,
and a second end element object at a second end of the display object, opposite to the first end of the display object, and
the display area being bounded by a first edge and a second edge, opposite to the first edge;

a first scrolling unit configured to scroll the display object in a first direction in response to an operation by a user,
such that at least some of the plurality of element objects may be displayed within the display area, move in the first direction
toward the second edge of the display area, and continue to move in the first direction outside of the display area beyond
the second edge;

a second scrolling unit configured to scroll the display object in a second direction in response to an operation by the user
that is opposite to the first direction, such that at least some of the plurality of element objects may be displayed within
the display area, move in the second direction toward the first edge of the display area, and continue to move in the second
direction outside of the display area beyond the first edge; and

a determination unit configured to determine to scroll the display object in the second direction, despite the operation of
the user to scroll in the first direction, under each of the following conditions:

(i) a portion of the first end element object, moving in the first direction, reaches a first predetermined distance away
from the first edge of the display area; and

(ii) the portion of the first end element object moving in the first direction and remaining less than the first predetermined
distance away from the first edge of the display area for a first predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,278,503

FRICTION STIR WELDING STRUCTURE AND POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A friction stir welding structure comprising:
first and second members formed into one piece by friction stir welding, wherein
a given section is formed along the friction stir weld section on at least one of the first and second members,
the first member and the second member are abutted together as a lap joint, and the abutted surface is friction stir welded,
the tensile strength S1 of the first member is set smaller than the tensile strength S2 of the second member, and

the relation between the thickness L1 of the given section of the first member and the weld depth D1 of the friction stir weld section is defined as: (2×S1)/(S1+S2)×L1

US Pat. No. 9,282,451

AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (ALI) SERVICE REQUESTS STEERING, CONNECTION SHARING AND PROTOCOL TRANSLATION

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. An automatic location identification (ALI) steering gateway, comprising:
a plurality of interface protocol agents for communicating with respective ones of a plurality of ALI systems each having
a different one of a plurality of different Internet Protocol (IP) communication protocols for communicating with a respective
one of a plurality of mobile positioning centers;

an inbound ALI interface for connecting each of said plurality of interface protocol agents to said respective one of said
plurality of ALI systems; and

an outbound ALI interface for connecting each of said plurality of interface protocol agents to said plurality of mobile positioning
centers.

US Pat. No. 9,281,067

SEMICONDUCTOR TEST SYSTEM AND OPERATION METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor test system comprising:
a nonvolatile memory configured to include an information region; and
a test device configured to include a pin memory and a pin memory controller,
wherein the pin memory controller is configured to divide information data into a plurality of information data groups if
a size of the information data is bigger than a size of the pin memory, sequentially transmit the divided plurality of information
data groups to the pin memory, sequentially transmit the plurality of information data groups of the pin memory to the nonvolatile
memory, and program the plurality of information data groups of the nonvolatile memory into the information region.

US Pat. No. 9,280,853

VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A first device effective to send data to a second device, the first device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory configured to be in communication with the processor;
wherein the processor is effective to:
receive first image data from a third device, the first image data being based on a first real image, wherein the first real
image includes a fourth device image that relates to a fourth device;

send the first image data to the second device;
send a request to the fourth device to receive second image data;
receive the second image data from the fourth device, the second image data being based on a second real image; and
send the second image data to the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,280,623

SIGNAL SELECTION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM, AND CIRCUIT EMULATOR AND METHOD AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A signal selection apparatus that determines information on observation signals for obtaining an operation parameter of
a circuit, the apparatus comprising:
a first storage unit storing information on a circuit size implemented on a circuit implementation device;
a second storage unit storing information on the circuit size;
a third storage unit storing signal candidates for signals of the circuit to be observed; and
an observation signal selecting unit that randomly selects an observation signal so that the circuit and a circuit that observes
the selected observation signal implemented on the circuit implementation device, based on

the information on a circuit size implemented on the circuit implementation device,
the information on the circuit, and
the signal candidates for signals of the circuit to be observed.

US Pat. No. 9,280,031

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IDLER EXTRACTION IN HIGH POWER OPTICAL PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A multi-stage optical parametric amplifier comprising:
an amplifier chain including a plurality of gain stages, each gain stage including a non-linear optical crystal, the plurality
of gain stages configured to receive a signal seed and a pump beam and to produce an idler beam and an amplified signal, the
pump beam having a non-uniform spatial profile; and

a plurality of idler extractors including at least one walk-off beam displacer crystal, the plurality of idler extractors
configured to substantially preclude the idler beam from further interaction with the amplified signal and the pump beam,
the plurality of idler extractors being located prior to those points within the amplifier chain where at least a portion
of the pump beam spatial profile would become depleted in the absence of each idler extractor.

US Pat. No. 9,279,674

METHOD OF TESTING BLOCKING ABILITY OF PHOTORESIST BLOCKING LAYER FOR ION IMPLANTATION

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of testing a blocking ability of a photoresist blocking layer for ion implantation, comprising:
forming a photoresist blocking layer on a substrate;
measuring a first thickness of the photoresist blocking layer at an arbitrary position on the substrate, the first thickness
being a thickness of the photoresist blocking layer;

implanting a predetermined amount of ions into the photoresist blocking layer;
measuring a second thickness of the photoresist blocking layer at the arbitrary position, the second thickness being a thickness
of a hardened portion in the photoresist blocking layer; and

determining blocking ability of the photoresist blocking layer with the first thickness for ion implantation based on the
second thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,281,349

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display device comprising:
a substrate including a thin film transistor (TFT) formed thereon, wherein the TFT includes an active layer, a gate electrode,
a source electrode and a drain electrode, a first insulating layer disposed between the active layer and the gate electrode,
and a second insulating layer disposed between the gate electrode, and the source and drain electrodes;

a pad electrode including a first pad layer, which is disposed on a same layer as that where the source electrode and the
drain electrode are formed, and a second pad layer disposed on the first pad layer;

a bonding assistant layer formed on the substrate;
a third insulating layer formed on the bonding assistant layer and including a first opening;
a pixel electrode formed in the first opening of the third insulating layer and electrically coupled to one of the source
electrode and the drain electrode;

a fourth insulating layer that is formed on the pixel electrode so as to cover a peripheral end portion of the pixel electrode
and define a pixel through a second opening at a location corresponding to the first opening of the third insulating layer;

an emissive layer disposed on the pixel electrode; and
an opposite electrode disposed on the emissive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,281,053

MEMORY SYSTEM AND AN APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A memory system comprising:
a control logic adapted to receive a number of write requests (WRs) from input ports and to receive a read request (RR) from
an output port within a clock cycle of a clock signal (CLK) applied to said memory system, wherein n is a natural number;
and

a number of memory banks of a shared memory adapted to store data,
wherein the number of WRs is n,
wherein the number of memory banks is n+1, and
wherein the control logic is adapted to control a memory bank occupancy level (MBOL) of each memory bank such that the differences
between MBOLs of the memory banks are minimized;

wherein the control logic further comprises an occupancy level counter (OLC) for each memory bank configured to monitor the
MBOL of its respective memory bank.

US Pat. No. 9,281,920

MOBILE STATION AND CONTROL INFORMATION DECODING METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile station, in order to detect control information addressed from a base station to the mobile station itself included
in a downlink control channel having a plurality of control channel elements, for decoding a signal of a control channel element
at a candidate position to be assigned with the control information, comprising:
a generating unit configured to generate a reception level of each of the control channel elements at the candidate position;
and

a control unit configured to prioritize the control channel elements based on the reception level and to control decoding
of the signal of each of the control channel elements in order of priority, wherein

the generating unit generates an average soft value of the signal included in each of the control channel elements as the
reception level, the soft value being neither 1 nor 0 but a value that is likely 1 or likely 0, and

the control unit prioritizes the control channel elements based on the average soft value of the signal, and
the control unit, to detect control information included in N-number (N>1) of consecutive control channel elements, determines
whether a change in the reception level of the N-number of consecutive control channel elements at the candidate position
potentially assigned the control information is equal to or over a threshold and, when the change in the reception level is
equal to or over the threshold, the control unit gives the N-number of consecutive control channel elements low priorities.

US Pat. No. 9,281,353

ORGANIC THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An organic thin film transistor array substrate, comprising a pixel structure formed on a transparent substrate, wherein
the pixel structure includes: a gate line, a data line, an organic thin film transistor, a pixel electrode, a common electrode
line and a common electrode;
the organic thin film transistor includes: a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer, an organic semiconductor layer, a source
electrode and a drain electrode;

above the data line, the source electrode, the drain electrode and the pixel electrode, there are disposed in order a first
bank insulating layer and a second bank insulating layer from bottom to top;

in the first bank insulating layer, there are provided a first through hole, a first opening and a second opening;
the source electrode and the drain electrode are located on two sides of the first through hole;
in the first opening, there is formed the gate line by printing, and in the second opening, there is formed the common electrode
line by printing;

in the first through hole, there are formed in order the organic semiconductor layer, the gate insulating layer and the gate
electrode by printing from bottom to top, the gate electrode is connected with the gate line, and the organic semiconductor
layer is connected with the source electrode and the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,281,236

EMBEDDED ON-CHIP SECURITY

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a reset input and a clock input;
a circular shift logic, for use in producing circularly shifting test patterns, wherein the
circular shift logic comprises the reset and clock input and one or more outputs and complement outputs, wherein the one or
more outputs are operatively connected with the reset input and the clock input, and wherein each output corresponds to a
complement output;

a plurality of n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (nMOSFET),
wherein a nMOSFET comprises a gate, a source, and a drain, wherein the source is operatively connected with zero voltage,
the gate is operatively connected with an output of the circular shift logic, and the drain is operatively connected with
a conductive element of the randomly patterned interconnect structure; and

a plurality of p-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (pMOSFET),
wherein each pMOSFET corresponds to a nMOSFET, and wherein the pMOSFET is operatively connected with a conductive element
of the randomly patterned interconnect structure adjacent to the conductive element operatively connected with the corresponding
nMOSFET, and wherein a pMOSFET comprises a gate, a source, and a drain, wherein the source is operatively connected with a
voltage source, the gate is operatively connected with a complement output of the circular shift logic, and the drain is operatively
connected with a conductive element of the randomly patterned interconnect structure.

US Pat. No. 9,281,036

MEMORY DEVICE HAVING AN ADAPTABLE NUMBER OF OPEN ROWS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A memory device comprising:
a memory array comprising data elements organized into rows and columns, each of the rows being addressable by a row address,
each of the data elements in each of the rows being addressable by a column address;

at least one row address buffer for holding a selected row address of a set of successive selected row addresses;
a set of row data buffers for holding respective contents of selected rows corresponding to the set of successive selected
row addresses;

a row decoder coupled to the at least one row address buffer and to the memory array for receiving the selected row address
and for decoding the selected row address to access a selected row of the memory array;

an array of sense amplifiers coupled to the memory array and coupled to the set of row data buffers for reading the selected
row and transmitting content of the selected row to one of the row data buffers, and for writing the content of the selected
row back to the selected row;

a demultiplexer coupled to the array of sense amplifiers and the set of row data buffers for providing the content of the
selected row from the array of sense amplifiers to the one of the row data buffers; and

a control circuit for receiving and decoding a first command, the first command including a specified row address and a row
mode indicator specifying a number of rows to be open, the control circuit comprising a memory mode register for holding the
row mode indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,281,002

MATERIALS FOR NEAR FIELD TRANSDUCERS AND NEAR FIELD TRANSDUCERS CONTAINING SAME

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A device comprising:
a near field transducer, the near field transducer comprising silver (Ag) and at least one other secondary element, the at
least one other secondary element chosen from the group consisting of:

sodium (Na), thallium (Tl), bismuth (Bi), lead (Pb), potassium (K), cesium (Cs), rubidium (Rb), beryllium (Be), boron (B),
manganese (Mn), or combinations thereof; and

strontium (Sr), calcium (Ca), scandium (Sc), carbon (C), yttrium (Y), thorium (Th), antimony (Sb), lutetium (Lu), thulium
(Tm), erbium (Er), holmium (Ho), ytterbium (Yb), gadolinium (Gd), samarium (Sm), promethium (Pm), praseodymium (Pr), sulfur
(S), neodymium (Nd), phosphorus (P), cerium (Ce), lanthanum (La), nitrogen (N), oxygen (O), and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,278,928

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF D-THREO-RITALINIC ACID SALTS VIA NOVEL SALTS OF INTERMEDIATE THEREOF

ZCL CHEMICALS LIMITED, M...

1. A process for the preparation of d-threo-ritalinic acid and its salts thereof, comprising the steps of:
a). treating di-threo-ritalinic acid with organic acid selected from oxalic acid, malic acid, malonic acid, citric acid and
fumaric acid in suitable solvent to form organic acid salt of dl-threo-ritalinic acid;

b). resolving the organic acid salt of dl-threo-ritalinic acid with resolving agent to form chiral acid salt of d-threo-ritalinic
acid;

c). treating the chiral acid salt of d-threo-ritalinic acid with strong acid to form d-threo-ritalinic acid salt; and
d). isolating the d-threo-ritalinic acid salt.

US Pat. No. 9,281,458

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor device comprising a carrier substrate and at least one semiconductor chip arranged thereon,
wherein:
the semiconductor chip comprises an active layer that generates radiation;
conductor tracks electrically contacting the semiconductor chip arranged on the carrier substrate;
the semiconductor chip is enclosed in a potting material; and
the potting material comprises at least a first potting layer, a second potting layer and a third potting layer, which differ
from one another in at least one of: their material composition, their optical properties and their chemical properties,

the second potting layer contains pigments that increase reflectivity of the second potting layer;
the second potting layer is arranged on a side of the first potting layer remote from the carrier substrate; and
the second potting layer is arranged between the carrier substrate and the active layer of the semiconductor chip.

US Pat. No. 9,281,247

STRAINED SILICON AND STRAINED SILICON GERMANIUM ON INSULATOR FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium for fabricating an integrated circuit structure, the computer readable medium
having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions readable by at least one information processing system
to cause the at least one information processing system to:
pattern a strained silicon layer formed on a dielectric layer of a substrate into at least one N-type field-effect transistor
(NFET) region comprising at least a first portion of the strained silicon layer;

pattern the strained silicon layer into at least one P-type field-effect transistor (PFET) region comprising at least a second
portion of the strained silicon layer;

form a masking layer over the first portion of the strained silicon layer;
transform, after forming the masking layer and while maintaining at least a top portion of the second portion of the strained
silicon layer exposed, the second portion of the strained silicon layer into a relaxed silicon layer;

epitaxially grow, after the second portion of the strained silicon layer has been transformed into the relaxed silicon layer,
a silicon germanium layer on the relaxed silicon layer; and

transform, while maintaining at least a top surface of the silicon germanium layer exposed, the relaxed silicon layer and
the silicon germanium layer into a strained silicon germanium layer.

US Pat. No. 9,278,533

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus, comprising:
a liquid ejecting unit which ejects a liquid onto a medium, the medium being transported in a transport direction in a state
in which an edge portion thereof is aligned with a second end side of a first end and the second end in a width direction
intersecting the transport direction of a transport path;

a first reception section which is disposed at a position adjacent to the transport path and closer to the first end than
the second end of the transport path, the first reception being capable of receiving the liquid that is discharged from the
liquid ejecting unit as a waste liquid;

a medium supporting section which includes support protruding portions, the medium supporting section being capable of supporting
the medium;

a second reception section which is disposed in the transport path, the second reception section being capable of receiving
the liquid that is ejected from the liquid ejecting unit toward the edge portion of the medium and is not received by the
medium as the waste liquid; and

a waste liquid holding section which is capable of holding the waste liquid that is received by the first reception section
and the second reception section,

wherein the waste liquid holding section includes:
a holding chamber which holds the waste liquid received by the first reception section and the second reception section, the
holding chamber being located vertically beneath the medium supporting section,

an inlet which is disposed in a position closer to the first end than the second end, the inlet being configured to guide
the waste liquid received by the first reception section into the holding chamber, and

an opening which is open toward the second reception section, the opening being configured to guide the waste liquid received
by the second reception section into the holding chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,280,463

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY GARBAGE COLLECTION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an identification module that identifies a garbage collection time window for at least one block of a flash memory array and
determines a garbage collection level for the at least one block, wherein the garbage collection level is determined from
at least one of a free pages number and a partial pages number for each block;

a garbage collection module garbage that collects a first block of the flash memory array with a highest garbage collection
level and an open garbage collection time window; and

wherein at least a portion of the identification module and the garbage collection module comprise one or more of hardware
and program code, the program code stored on one or more computer readable storage media.

US Pat. No. 9,280,289

DETECTING MISALIGNMENT OF VIRTUALIZED DATA

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for detecting misalignment between a virtual data format and an underlying data format within a virtualized storage
environment, comprising:
querying metadata within a virtual data object to determine a virtual data format of a virtual data structure within the virtual
data object, the virtual data format comprising a virtual block size and virtual offset of the virtual data structure, the
virtual data object stored within a storage device using an underlying data format; and

determining whether a product, determined by a multiplication operation of the virtual block size and the virtual offset,
as compared to an underlying block size of the underlying data format produces a remainder, the remainder indicative of misalignment
of the virtual data structure.

US Pat. No. 9,280,032

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONVERTING OPTICAL FREQUENCY

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An optical frequency conversion device which converts a frequency of an input lightwave in accordance with a modulation
signal by using a sideband modulation scheme and thereby generates an output lightwave, comprising:
a plurality of phase controllers for respectively generating from the modulation signal a plurality of individual modulation
signals with different phases;

a plurality of optical single sideband modulators for respectively modulating the input lightwave in accordance with the plurality
of individual modulation signals;

a plurality of optical phase controllers for respectively giving optical phase differences to a plurality of lightwaves that
are respectively output from the plurality of optical single sideband modulators; and

a multiplexer for multiplexing a plurality of lightwaves that are output from the plurality of optical phase controllers to
generate the output lightwave,

wherein each of the plurality of phase controllers and each of the plurality of optical phase controllers is configured such
that phase differences among the plurality of individual modulation signals and the optical phase differences are set so that
third or higher predetermined harmonic components other than a target frequency in the output lightwave will be eliminated.

US Pat. No. 9,281,732

SQUIRREL-CAGE ROTOR AND ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A squirrel-cage rotor comprising:
a rotor core including in its circumferential direction a plurality of slots extending in an axial direction;
a plurality of conductor bars which is stored in each slot of the rotor core and whose both ends are projected from an axial
direction end surface of the rotor core; and

a pair of end rings arranged at the both ends of the rotor core and each having a plurality of fitting portions into which
the respective both ends of the conductor bars projecting from the axial direction end surface of the rotor core are fitted,

wherein in the conductor bar, among the cross-sectional shape in a plane perpendicular to the axial direction, the shape on
the rotor central axis side is a circular arc shape,

in the plane perpendicular to the axial direction, a gap is provided on the rotor central axis side of the fitting portion
fitted with the conductor bar, a curved portion is provided on the rotor central axis side of the gap, and

the curved portion of the gap includes a circular arc having a radius larger than a radius of the circular arc on the rotor
central axis side of the conductor bar.

US Pat. No. 9,281,282

SUBSTRATE CAPABLE OF ELECTROSTATIC SELF-PROTECTION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A substrate capable of electrostatic self-protection, comprising:
a panel area, comprising a plurality of panel units each configured to form a display panel after splitting; and
a first gate metal layer and a source/drain metal layer disposed on at least one side of the panel area and disposed outside
of the plurality of panel units,

wherein the first gate metal layer and the source/drain metal layer are arranged parallel to each other in a longitudinal
direction and adjacent to each other; at least one tip is protruded from the first gate metal layer towards the source/drain
metal layer; and/or at least one tip is protruded from the source/drain metal layer towards the first gate metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,281,255

UNDERFILL COMPOSITION AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An underfill composition comprising:
a hardening epoxy resin comprising a crystalline epoxy resin of not less than about 50 wt % relative to an entire resin composition,
wherein the hardening epoxy resin has a viscosity of about 1000 Pa·s at 30° C., wherein the crystalline epoxy resin is a biphenyl
epoxy resin with a molar weight of not more than about 500; and

an inorganic filler having about 100 parts by mass relative to about 100 parts by mass of the entire resin composition.

US Pat. No. 9,280,283

CONTACTLESS GESTURE RECOGNITION WITH SENSOR HAVING ASYMMETRIC FIELD OF VIEW

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A gesture sensor comprising:
a time of flight sensor having a sensing element configured to generate an electrical signal responsive to received light,
and a light source for emitting a burst of light, the sensing element having a sensing side for receiving light and a non-sensing
side which is opposite the sensing side;

one or more light inhibitors positioned relatively nearer the sensing side of the sensing element than the non-sensing side,
the one or more light inhibitors asymmetric about a first center line of the sensing element, the first center line located
midway between first and second sides of the sensing element, wherein the one or more light inhibitors provide optical characteristics
unique to the respective sides of the sensing element; and

a processor coupled to the time of flight sensor, the processor being configured to determine that a swipe gesture in a first
direction has been performed based on identifying one or more of the optical characteristics in the electrical signal, the
swipe gesture in the first direction being characterized by movement of a subject from the first side of the sensing element
towards the second side of the sensing element.

US Pat. No. 9,282,498

CELL SWITCHING STRATEGY FOR AN LTE-ADVANCED SYSTEM BASED ON CARRIER AGGREGATION TECHNOLOGY

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method, comprising:
monitoring channel conditions of a first component carrier and a second component carrier of a first wireless communication
cell that are utilized by a communication device as a primary component carrier and a secondary component carrier, respectively,
in carrier aggregation in communication with the first wireless communication cell in an LTE-Advanced system;

releasing the first component carrier from being utilized by the communication device in communication with the first wireless
communication cell while maintaining utilization of the second component carrier by the communication device in communication
with the first wireless communication cell, in response to a channel condition of the first component carrier of the first
wireless communication cell being less than a channel condition of a corresponding first component carrier of a second wireless
communication cell; and

allocating the second component carrier as the primary component carrier for the communication device in communication with
the first wireless communication cell, and allocating the first component carrier of the second wireless communication cell
as a primary component carrier for the communication device in communication with the second wireless communication cell,

wherein utilization by the communication device of the first component carrier as the primary component carrier in communication
with the second wireless communication cell is concurrent with utilization by the communication device of the second component
carrier as the primary component carrier in communication with the first wireless communication cell.

US Pat. No. 9,282,491

BASE STATION GATEWAY APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A base station gateway apparatus that is connected to a mobility management apparatus, a serving gateway apparatus and
subordinate base stations and that controls the subordinate base stations, the base station gateway apparatus comprising:
a C-plane processing unit; and
a U-plane processing unit; wherein
when a mobile station performs handover from a subordinate source base station to a subordinate target base station, said
C-plane processing unit terminates S1AP signaling received from the source base station and the target base station without
relaying the S1AP signaling to the mobility management apparatus; and

said U-plane processing unit inserts, into U-plane data that is received from the serving gateway apparatus and that is to
be transferred to the source base station, an end marker indicating that the U-plane data is the last data at a predetermined
timing, and

said U-plane processing unit switches a transfer destination of the U-plane data, received from the serving gateway apparatus,
from the source base station to the target base station at a timing immediately after the end marker is inserted.

US Pat. No. 9,282,026

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED ROUTING IN AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method of advertising routes, the method comprising:
identifying a plurality of first edge routers for an autonomous system;
selecting a plurality of second edge routers from the plurality of first edge routers, a first prefix being reachable using
the plurality of second edge routers;

determining a third edge router, the third edge router being associated with a first path for reaching the first prefix, the
third edge router being selected from the plurality of second edge routers, and the first path being a best path for reaching
the first prefix;

forming an edge router list consisting of the plurality of second edge routers except for the third edge router;
forming a first reachability message including the first prefix, the first path, information associated with the first path,
and the edge router list, but not including paths for reaching edge routers in the edge router list; and

transmitting the first reachability message.

US Pat. No. 9,281,895

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An information communication method for transmitting a signal using a change in luminance, the information communication
method comprising:
determining a pattern of the change in luminance by modulating a signal to be transmitted; and
transmitting the signal by a light emitter that changes luminance according to the determined pattern,
wherein, in the determining a pattern, the pattern of the change in luminance is determined by adjusting a first time from
one change in luminance to a next change in luminance according to the signal, the one change in luminance and the next change
in luminance being a one of a rise and a fall in luminance.

US Pat. No. 9,281,801

DIGITAL FILTER CIRCUIT AND DIGITAL FILTER CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A digital filter circuit comprising:
an overlap addition unit that generates a block including N data (N is a positive integer) from input data in a time domain
by giving an overlap of M data (M is a positive integer) between the block and the previous block;

a FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) processing unit that transforms the generated block to a block in a frequency domain by performing
FFT processing;

a filter computation unit that performs filter processing to the transformed block in the frequency domain;
an IFFT (Inverse Fast Fourier Transform) unit that transforms the block, which the filter processing was performed to, to
a block in the time domain by IFFT processing;

an overlap removal unit that generates an output signal by removing a total of M data from both ends of the transformed block
in the time domain; and

a clock generation unit that sets a frequency of a filter processing clock signal based on the number M of the overlaps, wherein
the filter processing clock signal drives a data output unit of the overlap addition unit, the FFT unit, the filter computation
unit, the IFFT unit, and a data input unit of the overlap removal unit,

wherein the number N is determined based on the number M, so that the power consumption is minimized, and the frequency of
the filter processing clock signal is determined based on the number N and the number M.

US Pat. No. 9,280,278

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD TO ORGANIZE AND MANIPULATE INFORMATION ON A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE VIA MULTI-TOUCH GESTURES

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a display configured to display an image;
an input detection device configured to detect contact with an area in which the image is displayed by the display as input;
a communication device configured to perform communications with another terminal; and
a control device configured to cause the display to display a plurality of item objects each corresponding to communication
data and a group object surrounding the item objects, wherein

the input detection device detects first input of coming into contact with two different points in an area in which the group
object is displayed and moving the contact with at least one of the two different points including a first point and a second
point in a direction away from the other while maintaining the contact, the control device causes the display to display the
item objects in an aligned manner based on information about data corresponding to the item objects in an alignment order
in a direction in which a distance between the two points increases,

the alignment order includes:
a first order when the first point stays and the second point moves away from the first point; and
a second order when the second point stays and the first point moves away from the second point, the second order being reverse
from the first order,

the control device gradually arranges the item objects in the aligned manner as the distance between two points gradually
increases such that randomness in the item objects is gradually reduced, and

the input detection device further detects input of coming into contact with an area in which one of the item objects is displayed
at a single contact point, the control device causes the communication device to perform communication processing based on
communication data associated with the item object.

US Pat. No. 9,280,017

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising: a liquid crystal panel and a first optical compensation structure and a second
optical compensation structure located at two sides of the liquid crystal panel respectively, the first optical compensation
structure comprises a first compensation film layer, a second compensation film layer and a first polarizing film layer located
between the first compensation film layer and the second compensation film layer, wherein, the second optical compensation
structure comprises: a polarizing film layer, a compensation film layer and a biaxial film layer, wherein,
the polarizing film layer is located between the compensation film layer and the biaxial film layer;
the biaxial film layer is located between the polarizing film layer and the liquid crystal panel;
wherein the second compensation film layer is located between the first polarizing film layer and the liquid crystal panel
and

wherein the in-plane direction phase difference of the second compensation film layer and the thickness direction phase difference
of the second compensation film layer are both 0 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,278,849

MICRO-SENSOR PACKAGE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A micro-sensor package comprising:
a micro-sensor comprising:
a first substrate having opposing front and back surfaces;
a sensing element on the front surface of the first substrate; and
a through-chip via disposed within the first substrate and electrically connected to the sensing element;
a printed circuit board including a second substrate with a front surface to which the back surface of the first substrate
is bonded, the second substrate defining a recess within which a bond pad is disposed, the bond pad being disposed within
the recess below the front surface of the second substrate such that the recess has an open volume above the bond pad, the
through-chip via of the micro-sensor being electrically connected to the bond pad of the printed circuit board; and

a shim surrounding an outer boundary of the micro-sensor and bonded to the printed circuit board, the shim having approximately
the same thickness as the micro-sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,278,525

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:
a pressure chamber which is filled with a liquid;
a nozzle which is linked to the pressure chamber;
a vibration plate which includes an active section where a piezoelectric element is formed where the pressure inside the pressure
chamber is varied; and

a throttle flow path where at least a portion of which opposes the active section while liquid flows in a first direction
along the vibration plate.

US Pat. No. 9,282,580

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPARATUS COUPLING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one processor;
at least one memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, working with
the processor, cause the apparatus to:

receive an indication of availability of proximity-based communication with a separate apparatus;
receive historical operation condition information that comprises historical apparatus environmental condition information
and historical separate apparatus environmental condition information;

determine, based, at least in part, on correlation between the historical apparatus environmental condition information and
the historical separate apparatus environmental condition information, an operational nexus indicative of copresence of the
apparatus and the separate apparatus across a plurality of different operation conditions; and

cause coupling of the apparatus with the separate apparatus based, at least in part, on the operational nexus.

US Pat. No. 9,281,820

MINIMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION IN ASYNCHRONOUS DATAFLOW ARCHITECTURES

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An asynchronous pipeline structure, comprising:
a plurality of functional blocks comprising dynamic logic, each functional block configured to be precharged to an idle state
responsive to a precharge control signal applied thereto, with each functional block further configured to, upon being precharged,
receive input data thereto for processing, and each functional block configured to hold output data generated thereby during
an evaluate phase, independent of a reset of the input data;

for each functional block, a completion detector circuit coupled to the output of the functional block, the completion detector
circuit configured to generate an acknowledgement signal that indicates validity or absence of data at the output of the functional
block; and

for each functional block, a precharge control circuit configured to generate a precharge signal, wherein for a given functional
block, a first input to the precharge control circuit comprises the acknowledgment signal from a downstream completion detector,
and a second input to the precharge control circuit comprises the precharge signal from an upstream precharge control circuit;

wherein the precharge signal is independent of the acknowledgement signal of an upstream completion detector.

US Pat. No. 9,281,549

ELECTRICITY STORAGE MODULE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An electricity storage module, comprising:
an electric storage unit block that is constituted by arraying a plurality of prismatic electric storage units through a holding
member; and

a cooling channel that is formed between the electric storage unit and the holding member, through which a cooling medium
for cooling the electric storage unit flows, wherein:

a central part of a cooling medium inlet opening of the cooling channel is covered so that a flow speed of a cooling medium
after flowing into the cooling channel is higher than a flow speed of a cooling medium before flowing into the cooling channel,
and

a pair of guiding members that deflects a flow of the cooling medium to a direction to a center of the electric storage unit
is provided on a most upstream side of the cooling channel, the pair of guiding members being configured to slope toward a
center of the cooling channel and to concentrate the flow of the cooling medium to the center of the cooling channel.

US Pat. No. 9,280,571

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR SCHEDULING PROCESSING TO ACHIEVE SPACE SAVINGS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for data deduplication, the method comprising:
determining a cumulative space savings value obtained for previous deduplication operations on a data object;
determining an average space savings for the data object by:
identifying data received since a previous deduplication operation;
performing a deduplication operation on the identified data;
calculating a percent storage space reduction for the identified data based on the deduplication operation; and
determining an average space savings value based on the cumulative space savings value weighted by a non-deduplicated size
of the data object prior to the previous deduplication operation, and further based on the percent storage space reduction
for the identified data weighted by a non-duplicated amount of the identified data; and

assigning a deduplication priority to the data object based on the average space savings value.

US Pat. No. 9,280,028

ELECTROCHROMIC DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for producing an electrochromic display device comprising:
using a first electrode substrate, electrochromic fluid, and a second electrode substrate to form an electrochromic cell,
wherein the electrochromic fluid is distributed between the first and the second electrode substrate; and

forming at least one dividing wall in the electrochromic cell, wherein the dividing wall is located between the first and
the second electrode substrates, contacts the first and the second electrode substrates, respectively, and is used for isolating
the electrochromic fluid in various pixel areas,

wherein:
the electrochromic fluid is formed by mixing at least three materials including electrochromic material, electrolyte, and
photoactive small molecules; and wherein

forming at least one dividing wall in the electrochromic cell comprises: exposing the electrochromic fluid in a contacting
area of adjacent pixel areas in the electrochromic cell to UV light to photopolymerize the photoactive small molecules in
the contacting area, to form the dividing wall.

US Pat. No. 9,278,540

LIQUID STORAGE CONTAINER AND LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A liquid storage container comprising:
a housing member having a space therein;
a defining member attached to a wall surface inside the housing member to define the space and including a flexible member
having flexibility;

a liquid storage chamber provided in the space defined and capable of storing a liquid therein; and
an urging unit configured to urge the defining member in a direction in which a volume of the liquid storage chamber expands,
wherein in a position during use, an angle, on the liquid storage chamber side, as between the wall surface inside the housing
member and the defining member in a lower attachment position of the defining member to the housing member, is greater than
an angle, on the liquid storage chamber side, as between the wall surface inside the housing member and the defining member
in an upper attachment position of the defining member to the housing member.

US Pat. No. 9,278,529

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT, LIQUID EJECTING LINE HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:
a nozzle main body including nozzle rows in which nozzles are lined up with a predetermined nozzle pitch in a first direction
and which are L (L is an integer of 2 or more) nozzle rows parallel to one another,

wherein the head main body includes
a nozzle plate in which the nozzles are provided, and
a driving element for ejecting a liquid from the nozzles,
wherein each nozzle row is provided such that the distance between nozzles in each nozzle row is M in a case in which a nozzle
position of each nozzle row is projected in a third direction orthogonal to a second direction with respect to a virtual line
in the second direction that intersects the first direction at a predetermined angle in a range of 0 to 90 degrees, the first
direction differs from the second direction, and a plurality of the nozzle positions of each nozzle row overlap between the
L nozzle rows in a case in which the nozzle positions of L nozzle rows is projected in the third direction with respect to
a virtual line in the second direction, and

wherein a nozzle row furthest to the first side among the L nozzle rows does not have a nozzle positioned M or more further
to the first side in the second direction than a nozzle of the nozzle row neighboring in the second direction furthest to
the first side in a case in which one side in the second direction is the first side, and

wherein the liquid ejecting head is configured to eject multi-color liquid in a same position in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,281,724

ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE INCLUDING CONCENTRATED SINGLE-LAYER WINDING COIL

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A rotating electrical machine, comprising:
a stator that includes a plurality of core segments disposed in a circular formation, an insulating bobbin mounted at each
of the core segments and a concentrated winding coil formed by winding wire with a rectangular cross section at the insulating
bobbin; and

a rotor, rotatably disposed so as to rotate freely relative to the stator, wherein:
each core segment includes a yoke and a tooth, formed so as to project out from the yoke, at which the insulating bobbin is
mounted;

the concentrated winding coil includes a single-layer coil, corresponding to one layer, wound in a first turn advancing mode
with the wire forming sequential coil turns starting from one end of the insulating bobbin toward another end of the insulating
bobbin and another single-layer coil, corresponding to one layer, wound in a second turn advancing mode with the wire forming
turns starting from the other end of the insulating bobbin toward the one end of the insulating bobbin, with the single-layer
coil and the other single-layer coil layered alternately to each other;

the insulating bobbin includes a winding portion where the concentrated winding coil is formed, collars each formed at one
of two ends of the winding portion and at least one projecting portion configured to disallow misalignment at a turn changeover
start area in the first turn advancing mode and the second turn advancing mode;

the projecting portion is formed so that a front end of the projecting portion takes a position between an outer side surface
position of the single-layer coil constituting an outermost layer in the concentrated winding coil made up with a plurality
of layers and an inner side surface position of the single-layer coil constituting the outermost layer; and

the projecting portion is formed at a plurality of locations so that a plurality of projecting portions are present side-by-side
between the collars, and a stage with a height thereof smaller than a thickness of the wire measured along a layering direction
is formed between each collar and the projecting portion next to the collar and between the projecting portions present side-by-side.


US Pat. No. 9,281,341

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A light emitting device, comprising:
a bonding layer disposed on a support substrate;
an insulating layer having a first portion disposed at one side on the bonding layer;
a transistor unit disposed on the first portion of the insulating layer;
a light emitting device unit disposed at the other side on the bonding layer and including a first conductivity-type semiconductor
layer, an active layer and a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer, the light emitting device unit and the transistor
unit being isolated from each other in a first direction by a second portion of the insulating layer disposed between the
transistor unit and the light emitting device unit; and

at least one channel layer comprising first and second parts,
wherein the first part of the channel layer is disposed between the bonding layer and the second portion of the insulating
layer and between the bonding layer and the light emitting device in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the
first direction,

wherein the first art of the channel layer has a to surface located below a bottom surface of the light emitting device, and
wherein the second part of the channel layer is disposed between the bonding layer and the light emitting device unit in the
second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,281,324

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising: gate lines, data lines, and pixel units defined by the gate lines and the data lines crossing
with each other, and each pixel unit comprises a first thin film transistor, a gate of which is electrically connected to
a gate line of the gate lines, wherein each pixel unit further comprises:
an auxiliary turn-on structure for forming a turn-on voltage at a channel of the first thin film transistor when the first
thin film transistor is switched into conduction,

wherein the auxiliary turn-on structure is a second thin film transistor, a gate of the second thin film transistor and the
gate of the first thin film transistor are electrically connected with each other, and a drain of the second thin film transistor
is used to form the turn-on voltage at the channel of the first thin film transistor,

wherein an insulating spacer layer is provided between a source-drain electrode layer of the second thin film transistor and
a source-drain electrode layer of the first thin film transistor; a source of the second thin film transistor is connected
to an active layer of the second thin film transistor and the gate line; and the drain of the second thin film transistor
is connected to the active layer of the second film transistor and is at least partially located in a region corresponding
to the channel of the first thin film transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,281,035

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING READ COMMAND

SK HYNIX INC., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor integrated circuit comprising:
a command decoder configured to provide a read command in synchronization with a second edge of a clock according to an external
command in synchronization with a first edge of the clock having first and second edges;

a read/write command controller configured to provide a read clock in synchronization with the second edge of the clock in
response to the read command;

a column address latch unit configured to latch an external address in response to the read command, and provide a column
address in synchronization with the second edge of the clock; and

a column command generator configured to provide a write-read command for generating the read clock in response to the read
command.

US Pat. No. 9,280,950

DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A display device, comprising:
an illumination unit that delivers a first light, a second light and a third light; and
a driving circuit that supplies a pixel with a first data signal for displaying a first image by illuminating the first light,
the driving circuit supplying the pixel with a second data signal for displaying a second image by illuminating the second
light, the driving circuit supplying the pixel with a third data signal for displaying a third image by illuminating the third
light,

the first light having a first color, the first color being white,
the second light having a second color other than white,
the third light having a third color, the third color being white, and
at least two of: i) a first period in which the first light is delivered by the illumination unit, ii) a second period in
which the second light is delivered by the illumination unit, and iii) a third period in which the third light is delivered
by the illumination unit, having lengths that are mutually different.

US Pat. No. 9,280,926

CONTROL BOARD AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A control board comprising a control circuit configured to output a control signal and an image signal through terminals,
and to generate a drive voltage in response to a feedback signal that is fed back to a second terminal of the terminals when
a source voltage is applied to a first terminal of the terminals, wherein a voltage level of the feedback signal is the same
as the source voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,280,296

RECOVERY FROM FAILURE OF PRIMARY STORAGE VOLUMES BY USING MIRRORED DATA MAINTAINED WITH HOST TIMESTAMPS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, in a primary storage controller, an input/output (I/O) command from a host, wherein a host timestamp is associated
with the I/O command;

communicating, by the primary storage controller during a mirroring of storage volumes to a secondary storage controller,
the host timestamp associated with the I/O command to the secondary storage controller, wherein the mirrored copies of the
storage volumes are timestamped with a time that is calculated by adding the host timestamp on a last host I/O operation to
time elapsed in primary storage controller since the last host I/O operation and subtracting a drift of a clock of the primary
storage controller, wherein the drift comprises an error in the time elapsed in the in the primary storage controller; and

recovering, from a failure of one or more of the storage volumes in the primary storage controller, by using the timestamped
mirrored copies of the storage volumes.

US Pat. No. 9,279,791

ODOR SENSING SYSTEM

Empire Technology Develop...

1. An odor sensing system comprising:
a plurality of odor sensors, each configured to output a detection signal in response to at least one odor molecule;
a plurality of chromatographic membranes, wherein the plurality of chromatographic membranes are identical to one another,
wherein at least one chromatographic membrane of the plurality of chromatographic membranes is disposed at the plurality of
odor sensors through which the at least one odor molecule diffuses to reach the plurality of odor sensors; and

a pattern analyzer configured to analyze the detection signals over time to identify the at least one odor molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,281,108

CLAMP ASSEMBLY INCLUDING PERMANENT MAGNETS AND COILS FOR SELECTIVELY MAGNETIZING AND DEMAGNETIZING THE MAGNETS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of clamping a stack, the method comprising:
positioning permanent magnets against a first surface of the stack;
placing a flux-conducting structure against a second surface of the stack; and
applying external magnetic field pulses to the permanent magnets to magnetize and demagnetize the permanent magnets,
wherein applying external magnetic field pulses to the permanent magnets to magnetize the permanent magnets comprises promoting
magnetic domain alignment within the permanent magnets sufficient to clamp the stack between the permanent magnets and the
flux conducting structure;

wherein applying external magnetic field pulses to the permanent magnets to demagnetize the permanent magnets comprises demoting
magnetic domain alignment within the permanent magnets sufficient to reduce a clamping force applied to the stack by the flux-conducting
structure and the permanent magnets;

wherein applying external magnetic field pulses is performed in a first direction for magnetizing the permanent magnets; and
wherein applying external magnetic field pulses is performed in a second direction for demagnetizing the permanent magnets,
the second direction being opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,279,724

IMAGING SPECTROMETER WITH EXTENDED RESOLUTION

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An interferometric transform spectrometer system comprising:
a Michelson interferometer configured to introduce a varying optical path length difference (OPD) between two arms of the
Michelson interferometer so as to produce an interferogram;

a detector positioned at a focal plane of the Michelson interferometer and configured to receive and sample the interferogram;
and

a scan controller coupled to the detector and to Michelson interferometer and configured to control the Michelson interferometer
to vary the OPD in discrete steps such that the detector provides, for each of a first and second scan segment, M samples
of the interferogram, wherein for the first scan segment, the M samples have a uniform or non-uniform sample spacing and the
OPD has a first maximum value, and for the second scan segment, the M samples have an incrementally increasing sample spacing
and the OPD has a second maximum value that is at least twice the first maximum value.