US Pat. No. 9,285,477

3D DEPTH POINT CLOUD FROM TIMING FLIGHT OF 2D SCANNED LIGHT BEAM PULSES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A light detection and ranging system comprising:
an emitter which produces an outgoing pulse sequence of coherent collimated light;
a mirror system having a scanning mirror that is positioned to deflect the outgoing pulse sequence;
a compensation mirror positioned to further deflect the outgoing pulse sequence after it is deflected by the scanning mirror,
the compensation mirror having a surface with a first curvature at an edge of the compensation mirror that is different from
a second curvature at a center of the compensation mirror;

a detector collocated with the emitter and aimed to detect an incoming pulse sequence that is a reflection of the outgoing
pulse sequence; and

electronic circuitry that is coupled to communicate with the emitter and the detector and to control the scanning mirror,
so that the outgoing pulse sequence scans a scene and the electronic circuitry computes a radial distance for each pair of
outgoing and incoming pulses and uses the computed radial distance to provide a scanned 3D depth map of objects in the scene.

US Pat. No. 9,288,672

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A REMOTE STATION WITH A CERTIFICATE FROM A LOCAL ROOT CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY FOR SECURING A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for configuring a remote station with a certificate from a local root certificate authority for securing a wireless
network, comprising:
forwarding a station public key to the local root certificate authority, wherein the station public key is forwarded out-of-band
of the wireless network;

receiving a certificate and a root public key from the local root certificate authority, wherein the certificate comprises
the forwarded station public key and a device identifier, and the certificate and the root public key are received out-of-band
of the wireless network; and

securely communicating, using the wireless network, with another station based on the certificate and the root public key
configured in the another station, and based on verifying, using the root public key configured in the remote station, a validity
of another certificate received from the another station.

US Pat. No. 9,287,196

RESONANT CLOCKING FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL STACKED DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a stack including a plurality of integrated circuit die layers including at least a first die layer and an adjacent second
die layer, each die layer including an active metal side and an opposite RDL (re-distribution layer); and

a plurality of through silicon vias including a first set of through silicon vias formed through the first die layer and a
second set of through silicon vias formed through the second die layer, wherein each of the first set of through silicon vias
includes an inductive structure and each of the second set of through silicon vias includes a capacitive structure;

wherein the apparatus includes a plurality of resonant circuits to carry clock signals, each of the resonant circuits including
a first through silicon via of the first set of through silicon vias used as an inductive circuit element of the resonant
circuit and a second through silicon via of the second set of through silicon vias used as a capacitive circuit element of
the resonant circuit, the first through silicon via of each resonant circuit being coupled with the respective second through
silicon via of the resonant circuit via the RDL of the first die layer;

wherein each of the first set of through silicon vias is utilized both for transport of the clock signals between die layers,
including transport of clock signals from the first die layer to the second die layer, and for the generation of inductance
for the respective resonant circuit; and

wherein each of the resonant circuits is shared between the first die layer and the second die layer, a clock grid of the
first die layer resonating at a same frequency and being synchronous with a clock grid of the second die layer.

US Pat. No. 9,287,983

OPTICAL DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. An optical data transmission system comprising:
a device;
a first optical maintenance port;
a second optical maintenance port;
an optical signal splitter coupled to each of the first optical maintenance port and second optical maintenance port; and
a solid-state bound data line, coupled to the device and the optical signal splitter, the solid-state bound data line configured
to transmit data using electromagnetic energy between the device and the first optical maintenance port and the second optical
maintenance port, wherein the solid-state bound data line is interrupted by a gap between (i) the device and (ii) the optical
signal splitter, wherein the gap is configured to transmit electromagnetic signals between the device and the optical signal
splitter, and to reflect electromagnetic signals emanating from the first optical maintenance port to the second optical maintenance
port, by way of the optical signal splitter, thereby further enabling data transmission between the first optical maintenance
port and the second optical maintenance port.

US Pat. No. 9,284,222

MUCILAGES FOR HYDRAULIC SETTING COMPOSITIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. An additive blend comprising cellulose ether and psyllium wherein the psyllium is present in a concentration of 0.5 weight-percent
or more and 45 weight-percent or less based on the combined weight of cellulose ether and psyllium.

US Pat. No. 9,287,094

PLASMA TREATMENT DEVICE COMPRISING A ROLLER MOUNTED ROTATABLY IN A HANDLE HOUSING

CYNOGY GmbH, Duderstadt ...

1. A plasma treatment device for treating a surface with a dielectric barrier plasma field, comprising
an electrode supplied with high voltage;
a dielectric enclosing the electrode forming a roller; and
a handle housing, wherein the roller is mounted rotatably in the handle housing and which can be rolled on the surface, wherein
the roller is configured to be flexibly adaptable to irregularities of the surface and has a rolling surface with elevations
with interspaces therebetween for forming the plasma field between the electrode and the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,287,861

CASCODED COMPARATOR WITH DYNAMIC BIASING FOR COLUMN PARALLEL SINGLE SLOPE ADCS

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. Circuitry for processing signals, the circuitry comprising:
a first PMOS transistor with a source terminal coupled to a positive voltage supply;
a drain terminal of the first PMOS transistor coupled to a source terminal of a second PMOS transistor and to a source terminal
of a third PMOS transistor;

a first NMOS transistor with a drain terminal coupled to a drain terminal of the second PMOS transistor and to a gate terminal
of the second PMOS transistor;

a second NMOS transistor with a drain terminal coupled to a drain terminal of the third PMOS transistor and to a gate terminal
of the second NMOS transistor;

a source terminal of the first NMOS transistor and a source terminal of the second NMOS transistor coupled to ground;
an input ramp signal applied to a gate terminal of the third PMOS transistor; and
an output signal provided at the source terminal of the second PMOS transistor which is coupled at the drain terminal of the
second PMOS transistor and at the drain terminal of the first NMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,284,975

BUSHING WHICH CAN BE PRETENSIONED BY MATERIAL DISPLACEMENT AND BEARING EQUIPPED WITH SAID BUSHING

2. A wind turbine in combination with a round elastomer bushing (16) which can be pretensioned and calibrated in an installed state, the elastomer bushing comprising a deformable outer sleeve
(5) and a compact inner part (4), the inner part has a flange, and the outer sleeve and the inner part are both connected to one another by an elastomer
layer (1), an additional elastomer layer (2, 25) being a pressing region, is connected to the elastomer layer (1) and is compressed between the flange of the inner part and at least one of mechanical pressing or tensioning means (3, 4a, 5a, 8, 19, 21, 24; 12, 13, 7; 20, 21, 22), and hydraulic pressing or tensioning means (12, 13, 14, 17), such that elastomer material forced out of the pressing region (2) and forced into the elastomer layer (1) compresses the elastomer layer (1), in order that the outer sleeve (5) of the bushing deforms radially outward, and thus effects tensioning of the bushing (16) with a surrounding component (10) connected to the bushing.

US Pat. No. 9,287,839

FEEDBACK LOOP FOR DIRECT CURRENT (DC) OFFSET REMOVAL

CIRRUS LOGIC, INC., Aust...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an input node configured to receive an input signal;
an amplifier comprising a first amplifier input node, a second amplifier input node, and an amplifier output node, wherein
the first amplifier input node is coupled to the input node; and

a feedback loop coupled to the second amplifier input, wherein the feedback loop is configured to adjust a first common mode
of the input signal to control a second common mode of an output signal at the amplifier output node, wherein the feedback
loop comprises a mixed-signal servo loop and wherein the feedback loop is configured to:

perform digital loop tracking through a digital low-pass filter (LPF) and a digital integrator; and
perform analog loop tracking through the digital low-pass filter (LPF), the digital integrator, a direct current (DC) modulator,
and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

US Pat. No. 9,284,049

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE AND OPERATIONS THEREOF

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:
a central body comprising an upper housing member and a lower housing member, the upper housing member and the lower housing
member forming a central cavity, wherein the central cavity is configured to house one or more electrical components (1) configured
to control the operation of the UAV, and (2) comprising at least a flight control module; and

one or more branch housing members extending from the central body, the one or more branch housing members each comprising
an upper branch housing member and a lower branch housing member;

wherein the one or more branch housing members are configured to support one or more actuator assemblies, each actuator assembly
comprising an actuator configured to effect movement of the UAV in response to communications from the flight control module,
wherein the thrust of the one or more actuator assemblies is oriented in a vertical direction relative to the central body;

wherein the upper branch housing members and the lower branch housing members are configured to extend to a length at least
to support the one or more actuator assemblies;

wherein at least a portion of each of the lower branch housing members extends beneath at least a portion of the corresponding
actuator; and

wherein the one or more upper branch housing members and the upper housing member form an integral upper body portion, the
one or more lower branch housing members and the lower housing member form an integral lower body portion, and the integral
upper body portion and the integral lower body portion are removably coupled to form a hollow body portion comprising the
central cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,288,451

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus for transmitting image data of a plurality of frames to a client, comprising:
a memory;
a processor coupled to the memory which executes the following:
detecting an object in a frame;
determining that a first object detected in a first frame should be unidentifiable at the client if the first object satisfies
a predetermined condition;

determining whether second and third objects detected in a second frame after the first frame are divided from the first object
detected in the first frame;

determining whether the second object detected in the second frame is an abandoned object in accordance with whether the second
object stays in a predetermined range for a predetermined period of time;

determining that the second object detected in the second frame should be identifiable at the client if the second object
is not determined to satisfy the predetermined condition and that the third object detected in the second frame should be
unidentifiable at the client if the third object is determined to satisfy the predetermined condition and the second object
does not satisfy a condition to determine the second object as an abandoned object;

determining whether the second and third objects are detected in a third frame after the second frame;
determining whether the second object detected in the third frame is an abandoned object in accordance with whether the second
object stays in the predetermined range for the predetermined period of time; and

determining that the second object detected in the third frame should be identifiable at the client if the second object is
not determined to satisfy the predetermined condition and that the third object detected in the third frame should be identifiable
at the client if the second and the third objects are divided from the first object and the second object stays in the predetermined
range for the predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,284,317

SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[1,2-A]PYRAZINES AS MPS-1 INHIBITORS

Bayer Intellectual Proper...

6. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formula (I), or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, an N-oxide, or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, or a mixture of same, according to claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent or carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,286,224

CONSTRAINING PREFETCH REQUESTS TO A PROCESSOR SOCKET

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:
at least one core including one or more execution units, a first cache memory and a first cache control logic, wherein the
first cache control logic is to generate a first prefetch request to prefetch first data, wherein the first prefetch request
is to be aborted if the first data is not present in a second cache memory coupled to the first cache memory, based on a first
indicator of the first prefetch request to indicate that the first prefetch request is to be handled in a single level of
a cache memory hierarchy.

US Pat. No. 9,284,200

THERMALLY TREATED EXPANDED PERLITE

CONTECH ENGINEERED SOLUTI...

1. A light-weight filtration media comprising thermally treated expanded perlite in the form of pellets wherein said thermally
treated expanded perlite has a volume that is at least about 40% less than the volume of the expanded perlite prior to being
subjected to thermal treatment so that an average particle size of the thermally treated expanded perlite pellets is between
about 0.5 mm and about 12.5 mm, wherein said thermal treatment is conducted at one or more temperatures and for a time period
sufficient to result in the reduction in volume.

US Pat. No. 9,288,799

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING CARRIER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for selecting, by a pico eNodeB (eNB), a carrier in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving reference signals from a macro eNB via a first carrier component and a second carrier component;
transmitting a carrier information request message including a request of information on the first carrier component and the
second carrier component;

receiving a carrier information response message as a response of the carrier information request message; and
selecting a primary cell (PCell) of the pico eNB based on the information on the first carrier component and the information
on the second carrier component,

wherein the carrier information request message includes information to identify each of the first carrier component and the
second carrier component,

wherein the carrier information response message includes information on the first carrier component and information on the
second carrier component,

wherein the information on the first carrier component includes a first user equipment (UE) ratio indication information element
(IE) for the first carrier component and a first resource usage status IE for the first carrier component, and

wherein the information on the second carrier component includes a second UE ratio indication IE for the second carrier component
and a second resource usage status IE for the second carrier component.

US Pat. No. 9,285,526

LIGHTING FIXTURE HAVING AN OPTICAL WAVE GUIDE AND A DESCARTES LENS OR DESCARTES REFLECTOR

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light guiding structure comprising:
a light source that outputs a light;
a light guiding element optically connected to the light source;
an optical element coupled to the light guiding element,
wherein a surface of the optical element remote from the light guiding element has a shape of a section of a rotational ellipsoid,
wherein a geometric cutting plane of the section extends approximately at right angles to a longitudinal axis of the rotational
ellipsoid,

wherein the light guiding element is approximately rod-shaped and has a light admitting aperture optically connected to the
light source and a light emitting aperture coupled to the optical element,

wherein the optical element has a hemispherical section facing the light guiding element; and
a reflector at least partially encompasses the hemispherical section,
wherein a section of the surface of the optical element is mirrored to reflect substantially all of the light from the light
source towards the reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,285,012

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH COMPENSATION WEIGHT ARRANGED ON THE CRANKSHAFT AND SERVING AS AN IMBALANCE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF THE CRANKSHAFT

Ford Global Technologies,...

17. An internal combustion engine with cylinders and with a crank drive comprising a crankshaft having an axis, the engine
comprising:
a crankcase in which the crankshaft is mounted, said crankcase having a crankshaft throw for each cylinder, said throws being
arranged spaced apart along the crankshaft axis; and

a compensation weight extending from a periphery of one or more of said crankshaft throws and being arranged on the crankshaft,
said weight having an outward-facing side that has an arcuate form, said outward-facing side runs in the peripheral direction
and has a constant distance from a reference axis that is parallel to the crankshaft axis and spaced by a distance ?.

US Pat. No. 9,288,779

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING USER EQUIPMENT, AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND ALLOCATING A TEMPORARY IDENTIFIER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:
a receiver that receives a track area update (TAU) accept message from a mobility management entity (MME) of a system architecture
evolved (SAE) network, the TAU accept message comprising an identifier, wherein the identifier is constructed at least from
a resource pool identifier (pool-ID), a mobility management entity identifier (MME-ID) and a UE temporary identifier, and

a transmitter that sends a TAU complete message to the MME,
wherein the identifier uniquely identifies the UE in a public land mobile network (PLMN);
wherein the pool-ID identifies a resource pool in the PLMN, the MME-ID uniquely identifies within the resource pool the MME,
and the UE temporary identifier uniquely identifies the UE within the MME.

US Pat. No. 9,283,087

INTERBODY VERTEBRAL PROSTHETIC AND ORTHOPEDIC FUSION DEVICE WITH SELF-DEPLOYING ANCHORS

Amicus Design Group, LLC,...

1. An intervertebral prosthesis, comprising:
a body including first and second spaced apart major surfaces, the first major surface for engaging an endplate of a first
vertebral bone of a spine, and the second major surface for engaging an endplate of an adjacent, second vertebral bone of
the spine, and the first and second major surfaces defining a longitudinal axis extending transversely through the first and
second spaced apart major surfaces;

a first aperture extending from within the body and opening at one of the first and second major surfaces;
a first anchoring element disposed within the first aperture and including a shaft having proximal and distal ends, where
the proximal end of the first anchoring element includes a first portion of a first articulation mechanism; and

a drive mechanism having: (i) a threaded shaft defining a longitudinal axis thereof and a head at a proximal end of the threaded
shaft, (ii) a translator element having a threaded bore in threaded engagement with the threaded shaft, and a coupling element
having a corresponding second portion of the first articulation mechanism, where the first and second portions of the first
articulation mechanism engage one another such that the first anchoring element articulates relative to the translator element,
wherein:

the threaded shaft is fixed in a direction of the longitudinal axis thereof, but rotatable, within the body, such that a rotation
force on the threaded shaft causes the translator to: (i) move along the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft, (ii) translate
the proximal end of the first anchoring element parallel to the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft and toward a distal
end of the threaded shaft, and (iii) push the first anchoring element out through the first aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,287,799

POWER CONVERTER AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE USING THE POWER CONVERTER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A power converter, comprising:
a mounting substrate mounted with a power converting circuit for converting electric power supplied from a power supply and
supplying the converted electric power to a load;

a one-piece-type connector including an input connector by which an input cable for inputting the electric power supplied
from the power supply to the power converting circuit is connected to the mounting substrate and an output connector by which
an output cable for outputting the converted electric power to the load is connected to the mounting substrate, the input
connector and the output connector being formed in one-piece and arranged side by side; and

a case made of an electrically conductive material and configured to accommodate the mounting substrate and the one-piece-type
connector,

wherein the one-piece-type connector includes lead terminals configured to connect the input cable and the output cable to
the power converting circuit and an electrically conductive ground connection portion electrically connected to the case through
an electrically conductive member, the ground connection portion including a shield surface arranged to extend along at least
a portion of a side surface of the output connector,

wherein the one-piece-type connector further includes a connecting portion to interconnect the input connector and the output
connector, the ground connection portion including a base portion installed on the connecting portion and an upstanding portion
standing up from the base portion to extend along a side surface of the output connector, the upstanding portion serving as
the shield surface,

wherein the ground connection portion further includes leg portions extending from the base portion so as to make contact
with the mounting substrate, each of the leg portions including a bent portion flexed depending on a difference in an attachment
height of the lead terminals with respect to the mounting substrate, and

wherein the electrically conductive member includes a grounding circuit formed on the mounting substrate, the leg portions
making contact with the grounding circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,288,749

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DATA TRANSRECEIVING PATH IN RADIO ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING MULTI-RAT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a terminal transmitting and receiving data between a first base station supporting a first radio access technology
(RAT) and a second base station supporting a second RAT in a radio access system supporting multi-RAT, the method comprising:
receiving, by the terminal, a first message including access information for the second base station from the first base station;
accessing, by the terminal, the second base station based on the access information included in the first message;
transmitting, by the terminal, a second message informing a result of the accessing the second base station by the terminal,
wherein the second message includes address information between the terminal and the second base station; and
transmitting and receiving, by the terminal, data having a first flow identifier (ID) with the first base station through
the first RAT, and transmitting and receiving, by the terminal, data having a second flow ID with the second base station
through the second RAT,

wherein the data having the first flow ID and the data having the second flow ID are simultaneously transmitted and received
between the terminal and the first/second base station,

wherein the data having the second flow ID matches with the address information between the terminal and the second base station,
wherein the second base station is a selected access point (AP) among a plurality of access points (APs), and
wherein the terminal is a multi-RAT terminal that can simultaneously communicate the data with the first base station and
the second bases station.

US Pat. No. 9,288,890

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN ANISOTROPIC AND MONO-ENERGETIC NEUTRAL BEAM BY NON-AMBIPOLAR ELECTRON PLASMA

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

19. An apparatus for treating a substrate, the apparatus comprising:
a first plasma chamber for forming a first plasma at a first plasma potential;
a second plasma chamber for forming a second plasma at a second potential greater than the first plasma potential, wherein
the second plasma is formed and maintained by using electron flux from the first plasma and being coupled to a DC accelerator;

a separation member disposed between the first plasma chamber and the second plasma chamber, wherein the separation member
is configured with an array or openings sufficient to allow the electron flux from the first plasma chamber to enter the second
plasma chamber; and

a holder disposed adjacent to the second plasma chamber and apart from the separation member, wherein the holder is configured
to hold a neutralizer grid defining a plurality of channels oriented perpendicular to a surface of the substrate, a surface
material of the plurality of channels being a material that temporarily holds electrons from the electron flux on surfaces
of the plurality of channels such that positive ions traveling through the neutralizer grid receive electrons from the surfaces
of the plurality of channels and continue traveling toward the substrate as a neutral particle,

wherein the neutralizer grid is configured to cause a substantially anisotropic beam of neutral particles traveling from the
neutralizer grid via the electron flux.

US Pat. No. 9,288,790

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEARER PROCESSING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for bearer processing, comprising,
receiving, by a system border node, a Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context request message initiated by a Universal Mobile Telecommunication
System (UMTS);

allocating, by the system border node, a Procedure Transaction ID; and
sending, by the system border node, a request bearer resource allocation message to a System Architecture Evolution (SAE)
system, wherein the request bearer resource allocation message comprises the Procedure Transaction ID.

US Pat. No. 9,288,763

BATTERY CONSUMPTION MONITORING

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for battery monitoring on a computing device, the method comprising:
estimating an event battery consumption estimate for a user scheduled event on said computing device;
estimating a pre-event consumption estimate for expected battery usage prior to a start of said user scheduled event;
checking a battery charge level according to a schedule of time intervals preceding a start of said user scheduled event;
determining according to a set of battery notification rules whether or not to provide a battery warning notification on said
computing device, wherein said determining is based at least on said event battery consumption estimate, said pre-event battery
consumption estimate, said time intervals, and said battery charge level according to said checking; and

providing said battery warning notification if required in accordance with said determining.

US Pat. No. 9,288,820

DATA-RELATED TASK SUPPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:
interacting, by an apparatus, with other apparatuses in a wireless network to communicate at least awareness information within
the wireless network,

wherein the awareness information comprises at least one of information regarding an availability of published data from the
apparatus to other apparatuses in the wireless network and information regarding data searched for within the wireless network
by the apparatus;

determining whether any data-related tasks relating to the apparatus are pending in the network by evaluating the awareness
information in the apparatus,

wherein the data-related tasks comprise at least one of providing published data, that has been identified as available, from
the apparatus to at least one of the other apparatuses in the wireless network and obtaining published data, that has been
identified as available, from at least one of the other apparatuses in the wireless network that substantially matches the
data searched for within the wireless network by the apparatus; and

if at least one data-related task relating to the apparatus is determined to be pending, interacting with at least one other
apparatus within the network between network beacon signals during which the apparatus is permitted to communicate service
data information within the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,287,985

RECOVERING ENERGY FROM AN IRDA/REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER CIRCUIT

IXYS Intl Limited, Cayma...

1. A circuit comprising:
a light emitting diode (LED);
a switch;
an inductor that absorbs energy when an LED drive current is flowing from said inductor through said LED and then through
said switch;

a power supply; and
an energy-transferring circuit that transfers at least a portion of said energy from said inductor and to said power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,285,027

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING BULK METALLIC GLASS-BASED STRAIN WAVE GEARS AND STRAIN WAVE GEAR COMPONENTS

California Institute of T...

1. A strain wave gear comprising:
a wave generator;
a flexspline that itself comprises a first set of gear teeth; and
a circular spline that itself comprises a second set of gear teeth;
wherein at least one of the wave generator, the flexspline, and the circular spline, comprises a bulk metallic glass-based
material having an elastic limit of greater than or equal to approximately 1%.

US Pat. No. 9,287,120

METHOD FOR DISPERSING QUANTUM DOTS OR QUANTUM WIRES IN ZEOLITE, METHOD FOR STABILIZING QUANTUM DOTS OR QUANTUM WIRES IN ZEOLITE, AND ZEOLITE CONTAINING QUANTUM DOTS OR QUANTUM WIRES DISPERSED BY THE METHOD

Sogang University Researc...

1. A dispersing method of quantum dots or quantum wires in zeolite, the method comprising:
treating zeolite containing quantum dots or quantum wires using a basic gas,
wherein the basic gas includes NH3, PH3, AsH3, amine gases, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,288,933

METAL INJECTION MOLDED HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A base plate for dissipating heat, wherein the base plate is coupled with micro-fins and is a metal injection molded plate,
and the base plate is coupled with an integrated heat spreader, wherein the integrated heat spreader and the micro fins dissipate
heat from the microelectronic package.

US Pat. No. 9,288,795

DYNAMIC SUBFRAME SETTING METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving a signal to and from a base station at a user equipment in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
transmitting an uplink signal in a first subframe and receiving a downlink signal in a second subframe;
receiving an indicator indicating a change of a usage of the first subframe to a downlink signal reception on a physical control
channel from the base station; and

receiving downlink signals in the first and second subframes, if the usage of the first subframe is changed to the downlink
signal reception,

wherein:
in the transmitting of the uplink signal in the first subframe and the receiving of the downlink signal in the second subframe,
a guard period is interposed between the first and second subframes, and

in the receiving of the downlink signals in the first and second subframes, the guard period is positioned at a start of the
first subframe and the first and second subframes are contiguous, and

wherein, in the receiving of the downlink signals in the first and second subframes, the user equipment does not perform measurement
for Radio Resource Management (RRM) in the first subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,288,354

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus that operates in a first electric power state and a second electric power state where less power
is consumed than in the first electric power state, the image forming apparatus comprising:
a first detection unit configured to detect an object in a detection range;
an operation unit configured to receive an input caused by the object being in the detection range regardless of whether the
object is detected, wherein receipt of the input shifts the image forming apparatus from the second electric power state to
the first electric power state;

a control unit configured to, when the first detection unit detects the object or the operation unit receives the input, shift
the image forming apparatus from the second electric power state to the first electric power state; and

a notification unit configured to provide information indicating a failure condition of the first detection unit if the image
forming apparatus has shifted from the second electric power state to the first electric power state as a result of the operation
unit receiving the input.

US Pat. No. 9,288,785

SYSTEM FOR REMINDING USER TO REMOVE SMARTPHONE FROM VEHICLE WHEN EXITING

Denso International Ameri...

1. A system for detecting a smart device left in a vehicle comprising:
a capacitor configured to store energy generated by a voltage source configured to power vehicle accessories;
a first switch movable between an open position and a closed position, the first switch is configured to be in the open position
when the voltage source is on, the first switch is configured to be in the closed position when the voltage source is off;
and

a second switch movable between an open position and a closed position, the second switch configured to be in the open position
when the smart device is not on a charging pad, the second switch configured to be in the closed position when the smart device
is on the charging pad;

wherein the system generates a notification that the smart device has been left on the charging pad when both the first and
the second switches are in the closed position, the notification powered by the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,288,655

MESSAGE CONTROL SYSTEM

1. A system, comprising:
a memory including at least one computer-executable instruction;
a processor configured to execute the at least one computer-executable instruction, wherein in response to execution by the
processor, the at least one computer-executable instruction implements components comprising:

a messaging component configured to:
transmit, via a communication component, at least one message from the system to a remote device;
tally a number of messages transmitted from the system to a remote device;
determine whether the number of messages transmitted equals a maximum number of messages to be transmitted; and
deactivate, in response to determining the number of messages transmitted equals the maximum number of messages to be transmitted,
ability to transmit a subsequent message to the remote device;

a test generator component configured to select a question from a plurality of questions stored in a datastore;
a display component configured:
to present, in response to deactivation of message transmission, the question and a plurality of possible answers to the question;
receive, via the communication component, an answer input from the plurality of possible answers to the question;
transmit, via the communication component, the answer input to the messaging component, wherein, the messaging component is
further configured:

to determine whether the answer input is a correct answer to the question; and
in response to determining the answer input is the correct answer, activate ability to transmit a subsequent message to the
remote device.

US Pat. No. 9,285,073

NON-ROTATING FLEXURE BEARINGS FOR CRYOCOOLERS AND OTHER DEVICES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an outer hub and an inner hub, the hubs configured to be secured to a support structure and to a device; and
multiple sets of flexure arms connecting the outer hub and the inner hub, each set of flexure arms including symmetric flexure
arms;

wherein each flexure arm comprises one or more circular openings.

US Pat. No. 9,288,936

SHIELD CASE AND ANTENNA SET COMPRISING IT

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

1. A shield case comprising:
a shield surface configured to shield electronic components which are disposed on a substrate;
a first antenna portion extended from a first corner of the shield surface; and
a second antenna portion extended from a second corner of the shield surface,
wherein each of the first and second antenna portions is positioned perpendicular to the shield surface,
wherein the first and second antenna portions face each other, and
wherein a first feeding point is disposed on a first connection portion where the shield surface and the first antenna portion
are connected, and a second feeding point is disposed on a second connection portion where the shield surface and the second
antenna portion are connected.

US Pat. No. 9,288,813

MULTI-RADIO CONTROLLER AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN CO-LOCATED TRANSCEIVERS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. User Equipment (UE) comprising:
a multi-radio controller for controlling a Wi-Fi transceiver and a LTE transceiver, the multi-radio controller configured
to:

determine a duration of a transmission opportunity (TXOP) based on an active period interval of the LTE transceiver;
configure a triggering frame to indicate that the Wi-Fi transceiver is granting permission to an access point to send data
in accordance with a reverse direction (RD) protocol, the triggering frame to indicate at least a duration of the TXOP; and

transmit the triggering frame within the TXOP immediately after an active period of the LTE transceiver,
wherein the duration of he TXOP is determined prior to configuration and transmission of the triggering frame.

US Pat. No. 9,288,906

MOUNTING CIRCUIT BOARD OF MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A mounting circuit board of a multilayer ceramic capacitor comprising:
a multilayer ceramic capacitor including a ceramic body in which a plurality of dielectric layers are stacked, an active layer
including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately exposed to both side surfaces of the ceramic body,
having the dielectric layer interposed therebetween, and first and second external electrodes extended from both side surfaces
of the ceramic body to a portion of a lower surface thereof; and

a printed circuit board having first and second electrode pads so that the first and second external electrodes of the multilayer
ceramic capacitor are mounted thereon,

wherein the first and second electrode pads are disposed in positions diagonally opposed to each other, based on the ceramic
body of the multilayer ceramic capacitor,

wherein 0.58?W/S<1.00 in which W is a width of the ceramic body, and S is a distance between a front end of the first electrode
pad disposed on one side surface of the ceramic body and a front end of the second electrode pad disposed on the other side
surface.

US Pat. No. 9,288,833

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A transmitting apparatus comprising:
a connection unit configured to connect to a wireless network;
a transmitting unit configured to transmit data by establishing communication with a receiving apparatus after connection
to the wireless network;

an interruption unit configured to interrupt transmission of the data;
a storage unit configured to store interruption information relating to the transmission of data interrupted by the interruption
unit;

a search unit configured to search for an external apparatus after the transmitting apparatus disconnects the connection with
the wireless network in a state in which the transmission of data is interrupted by the interruption unit; and

a determination unit configured to determine whether the receiving apparatus is found based on the interruption information
stored in the storage unit and a search result from the search unit,

wherein if it is determined by the determination unit that the receiving apparatus is found, the connection unit is configured
to connect to the wireless network, and the transmitting unit is configured to restart the transmission of interrupted data
by establishing communication with the receiving apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,288,613

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SELECTING A CHANNEL ACCORDING TO A DEVICE'S MOBILITY

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of assigning a channel according to mobility of a medical body area network (MBAN) device in an MBAN network,
the method comprising:
receiving, by an MBAN master from the MBAN device, an association request signal including information about the mobility
of the MBAN device;

transmitting, by the MBAN master to the MBAN device, an association response signal in response to the received association
request signal; and

transmitting, by the MBAN master to the MBAN device, channel assignment information according to the information about the
mobility included in the received association request signal,

wherein, when the information about the mobility of the MBAN device indicates that the MBAN device is a fixed device, the
channel assignment information is transmitted to the MBAN device once through a non-beacon frame, and

wherein, when the information about the mobility of the MBAN device indicates that the MBAN device is a mobile device, the
channel assignment information is transmitted to the MBAN device periodically through a beacon frame.

US Pat. No. 9,287,828

MIXING CIRCUIT

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A mixing circuit comprising:
a balun that converts a single-ended radio-frequency signal into differential signals;
a differential matching circuit that
outputs a maximum-level positive-phase output signal of the balun at a low frequency lower than a center frequency of the
radio-frequency signal and outputs a maximum-level reverse-phase output signal of the balun at a high frequency higher than
the center frequency of the radio-frequency signal; or

outputs a maximum-level positive-phase output signal of the balun at a high frequency higher than the center frequency of
the radio-frequency signal and outputs a maximum-level reverse-phase output signal of the balun at a low frequency lower than
the center frequency of the radio-frequency signal;

an amplification circuit that amplifies a positive-phase output signal and a reverse-phase output signal of the differential
matching circuit; and

a mixing circuit that converts the positive-phase output signal and the reverse-phase output signal of the amplification circuit
into intermediate-frequency signals using locally generated signals.

US Pat. No. 9,287,045

DIELECTRIC CERAMIC COMPOSITION AND MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

6. A multilayer ceramic capacitor, comprising:
a ceramic body in which dielectric layers and first and second internal electrodes are alternately stacked; and
first and second external electrodes formed on both end portions of the ceramic body and electrically connected to the first
and second internal electrodes,

wherein the dielectric layers include a dielectric ceramic composition including a base powder represented by xSrTiO3-(1?x)BiMO3 (M includes Mg and Ti) containing a first main component represented by SrTiO3 and a second main component represented by BiMO3, and x satisfies 0.5?x?0.9.

US Pat. No. 9,288,762

POWER CONSUMPTION CONTROL APPARATUS IN PDA PHONE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A mobile device configured to control power consumption, the mobile device comprising:
a display screen;
a detector configured to detect at least one of an active input or a passive condition, wherein the passive condition is determined
to be present based on a comparison of a device state or a change in the device state to a threshold; and

a controller configured to perform operations in response to the detected active input or passive condition, wherein the operations
include:

when the mobile device is operative in an idle mode, transition the mobile device from the idle mode to a first sleep mode
in response to the detected active input or passive condition,

when the mobile device is operative in a calling mode, transition the mobile device from the calling mode to a second sleep
mode in response to the detected active input or passive condition,

when the mobile device is operative in a called mode, transition the mobile device from the called mode to a third sleep mode
in response to the detected active input or passive condition, or

when the mobile device is operative in an in-call mode, transition the mobile device from the in-call mode to a fourth sleep
mode in response to the detected active input or passive condition,

wherein the mobile device in the first sleep mode is configured to consume less power than the idle mode, the mobile device
in the second sleep mode is configured to consume less power than the calling mode, the mobile device in the third sleep mode
is configured to consume less power than the called mode, and the mobile device in the fourth sleep mode is configured to
consume less power than the in-call mode,

wherein the mobile device in the fourth sleep mode is configured to consume more power than the first sleep mode, the second
sleep mode, or the third sleep mode,

wherein the controller is configured to transition the mobile device from the first sleep mode to the idle mode when a user
wakes up the mobile device in the first sleep mode, transition the mobile device from the second sleep mode to the calling
mode when the user wakes up the mobile device in the second sleep mode, transition the mobile device from the third sleep
mode to the called mode when the user wakes up the mobile device in the third sleep mode, and transition the mobile device
from the fourth sleep mode to the in-call mode when the user wakes up the mobile device in the fourth sleep mode.

US Pat. No. 9,284,727

ACOUSTIC BARRIER SUPPORT STRUCTURE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A structure for blocking acoustic wave energy, the structure comprising:
a support structure; and
at least one resonant membrane covering a cell of the support structure wherein the at least one resonant membrane has an
anti-resonant frequency;

wherein the support structure has principal odd resonant frequencies that exceed the anti-resonant frequency of the at least
one resonant membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,288,821

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENTS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, by a terminal, for receiving a scheduling assignment (SA) being a first scheduling type or a second scheduling
type in a communication system, the method comprising:
receiving the SA including a plurality of information elements (IEs);
validating whether the SA is the second scheduling type based on the received SA; and
performing an action corresponding to the SA of the second scheduling type if the validation is achieved,
wherein the validation is achieved if each bit included in a first IE of the plurality of IEs and a predefined bit included
in a second IE of the plurality of IEs are set with a first value.

US Pat. No. 9,282,876

DOSING SYSTEM FOR A DISHWASHER MACHINE

1. A dispensing system (1) for delivering at least one cleaning-agent preparation (A, B, C) into the interior of an automatic dishwasher, encompassing
a dispenser (2) having a light source (4), and a cartridge (3) couplable to the dispenser (2), in which cartridge at least one flowable preparation (A, B, C) is stocked, wherein
a. the cartridge (3) has a width (b) to depth (t) ratio from 3:1 to 20:1;

b. the cartridge (3) has a height (h) to depth (t) ratio from 3:1 to 20:1;

c. the walls of the cartridge (3) have a transmittance from 75% to 99% in the wavelength region between 700 nm and 1 mm;

d. the flowable preparation (A, B, C) has a transmittance from 75% to 99% in the wavelength region between 700 nm and 1 mm;
e. the outwardly directed surface of the cartridge (3) has a surface roughness between 0.5 and 5 microns;

f. the light source (4), which emits light at least in a wavelength region between 700 nm and 1 mm into the cartridge;

g. the light source (4) has an emission angle ? greater than 5°, and

h. the light source (4) and the cartridge (3) are configured in such a way that an average path length of the light beam (L) through the cartridge (3) corresponds to between 0.1*105 and 10*105 times the wavelength of the light emitted from the light source (4).

US Pat. No. 9,288,903

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board comprising the steps of:
preparing an insulating layer consisting essentially of a porous polytetrafluoroethylene having continuous pores, an average
pore size of the continuous pores of said polytetrafluoroethylene being not more than 0.1 ?m; and

forming a conductor pattern having a given pattern on said insulating layer using a processing solution such that the processing
solution is prevented from entering or remaining in the continuous pores of said insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,288,804

ALMOST BLANK SUBFRAME BASED ORTHOGONAL RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving at a serving Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) nodeB (eNB), almost blank sub-frame (ABS)
patterns from a plurality of neighboring eNBs in a orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) based network, wherein
each neighboring eNB transmits a separate ABS pattern;

setting a maximum duty cycle of physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a frame to be transmitted by the serving eNB
within its serving cell; and

computing an optimal ABS pattern at the serving eNB subject to the maximum duty cycle and based on the ABS patterns received
from the plurality of neighboring eNBs.

US Pat. No. 9,288,418

VIDEO SIGNAL TRANSMITTER APPARATUS AND RECEIVER APPARATUS USING UNCOMPRESSED TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OF VIDEO SIGNAL

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A video signal transmitter apparatus that removes a part of a blanking interval of a video signal, and generates and outputs
a converted video signal, based on the video signal including an active interval including video data and the blanking interval
excluding the video data, the video signal transmitter apparatus comprising:
a frequency divider configured to divide a frequency of a pixel clock in synchronization with the video signal by a predetermined
ratio of transmission frequency division, and generate and output a frequency-divided clock as a converted pixel clock;

a first storage unit configured to store the video signal; and
a first controller that controls the first storage unit to write the video signal for the active interval of the video signal,
and read the video signal for the active interval of the converted video signal and output a read video signal as the converted
video signal, and that controls the first storage unit to remove a part of a signal included in a horizontal blanking interval
existing periodically every horizontal line for the blanking interval of the video signal,

wherein the ratio of transmission frequency division is equal to a ratio of a number of horizontal pixels of the converted
video signal to a number of horizontal pixels of the video signal,

wherein the first controller comprises:
a first control signal generator configured to generate a read enable signal having a predetermined value for an interval
corresponding to a product of a number of pixels included in the active interval of the video signal and one clock interval
of the converted pixel clock; and

a converted horizontal synchronizing signal generator configured to generate and output a converted horizontal synchronizing
signal having a period of cycle identical to an interval required for transmitting one horizontal line of the converted video
signal, the converted horizontal synchronizing signal having one pulse for one period of cycle, an interval of the pulse corresponding
to at least one part of the blanking interval of the converted video signal, and

wherein the first controller controls the first storage unit to write the video signal for the active interval of the video
signal, and read the video signal from the first storage unit for such an interval that a value of the read enable signal
is a predetermined value and output the read video signal as the converted video signal.

US Pat. No. 9,288,005

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING REFERENCE SIGNALS, AND METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR RECEIVING REFERENCE SIGNALS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a plurality of reference signals (RSs) from a base station (BS) to a user equipment (UE) in a
wireless communication system, the method comprising:
multiplexing, by the BS, the plurality of RSs in each of a first code division multiplexing (CDM) group and a second CDM group;
and

transmitting the multiplexed plurality of RSs by the BS to the UE,
wherein the multiplexing comprises:
multiplexing RS0, RS1, RS4 and RS 6 among the plurality of RSs on a subcarrier of the first CDM group, hereinafter referred to as a first subcarrier, according
to (RS0 RS1 RS4 RS6)×(a b c d), and

multiplexing RS2, RS3, RS5 and RS7 among the plurality of RSs on a subcarrier of the second CDM group, hereinafter referred to as a second subcarrier, which
is adjacent to the first subcarrier, according to (RS2 RS3 RS5 RS7)×(c d a b), and

wherein the a ,b ,c and d are orthogonal sequences defined as

US Pat. No. 9,284,849

DEVICE FOR MONITORING THE FLAPPING AND/OR LAG BEHAVIOR OF A BLADE OF A ROTORCRAFT ROTOR

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A rotorcraft rotor having a plurality of blades movably mounted on a hub by respective blade roots that are associated
therewith, the blades being movable in pivoting about their own axes and about tilting orientations respectively in flapping
and in lag, the rotor being fitted with an information capture appliance having at least one strain gauge for generating information
depending on the behavior of the blades in moving about at least any one of the orientations in flapping and/or in lag, wherein
the information capture appliance includes at least one measurement assembly having a flexible bar having the at least one
strain gauge mounted thereon to generate information about the bending of the bar in at least any one of the orientations
in flapping and/or in lag, the bar being connected at its respective ends between the hub and a blade root that is associated
therewith, wherein the blade root is arranged as a sleeve removably mounted on the hub by means of at least one axial abutment
member, and the measurement assembly allocated to the blade root is housed inside the sleeve, the bar being in alignment on
the abutment axis, and wherein the axial abutment member is arranged as a spherical abutment, and the anchor means are formed
by a plate that is bracket-shaped and that engages both on the proximal end of the bar and on a pin for fastening the spherical
abutment to the hub.

US Pat. No. 9,288,909

BALL GRID ARRAY PACKAGE SUBSTRATE WITH THROUGH HOLES AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A substrate of a ball grid array package, the substrate comprising:
a first layer including reinforcement fibers, wherein the first layer has (i) a first surface and (ii) a second surface substantially
parallel to the first surface, and wherein the reinforcement fibers reinforce the first layer such that the first layer has
a higher tensile strength relative to a layer in the ball grid array package that is free of reinforcement fibers;

a second layer disposed adjacent to the first surface of the first layer, wherein the second layer is free of reinforcement
fibers;

a third layer disposed adjacent to the second surface of the first layer, wherein the third layer is free of reinforcement
fibers; and

a through hole penetrating each of the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer.

US Pat. No. 9,288,854

BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A backlight unit comprising:
a power converter configured to generate a light source driving voltage in response to a voltage control signal;
a plurality of light emitting diode strings, each of the plurality of light emitting diode strings configured to receive the
light source driving voltage through an end thereof; and

a controller connected to the other ends of each of the plurality of light emitting diode strings configured to generate a
plurality of current control signals to control a current flowing through each light emitting diode string and the voltage
control signal,

wherein:
the controller comprises a voltage control signal generator configured to generate the voltage control signal corresponding
to a current control signal having a widest pulse width from among the plurality of current control signals, that is applied
to a light emitting diode string having a lowest forward driving voltage among the plurality of light emitting diode strings;
and

the pulse width of each current control signal corresponds to the forward driving voltage of the corresponding light emitting
diode string of the plurality of light emitting strings.

US Pat. No. 9,285,992

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMALLY CREATING STORAGE OBJECTS IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for configuring logical storage resources within a storage system node, said method comprising:
receiving, at a storage system device, a request to create a new virtual storage object,
wherein the request includes a service level requirement that is associated with the new virtual storage object;
in response to the request:
identifying, with the storage system device, one or more physical storage resources for the new virtual storage object based
on said service level requirement; and

identifying, with the storage system device, one or more storage controller, and one or more network interfaces to be used
with the new virtual storage object based on said service level requirement;

ranking, with the storage system device, the identified physical storage resource, storage controllers, and network interfaces,
wherein the physical storage resources are ranked based on:

a degree of similarity between an expected data access pattern of the new virtual storage object and a data access pattern
of a virtual storage object configured within the storage system node; and

a degree of similarity between a type of data stored by the physical storage resources and a type of data to be stored by
the new virtual storage object;

determining, with the storage system device, an optimal configuration based on the ranking, the optimal configuration comprising
one or more of the physical storage resources, one of the storage controllers, and one or the network interfaces; and

creating, with the storage system device, said new virtual storage object within the storage system node based on the optimal
configuration and from at least one of said one or more physical storage resources of the optimal configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,284,811

UNIVERSAL ROTATING FLOW HEAD HAVING A MODULAR LUBRICATED BEARING PACK

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A modular lubricated bearing pack for a rotating control device comprising:
a bearing pack housing and a rotatable cylindrical sleeve adapted for passage of a tubular, forming an annular assembly space
therebetween;

bearing elements positioned in the annular assembly space for radially and axially supporting the rotatable cylindrical sleeve
within the bearing pack housing;

one or more seal assemblies, each of the one or more seal assemblies having at least one sealing element, each of the at least
one sealing element further comprising,

an elastomeric body operable between a first non-activated state and a second activated state, the elastomeric body having
an annular cavity, an inner sealing surface adapted to engage the rotatable cylindrical sleeve, and a radially outwardly extending
flange supported in the bearing pack housing; and

a loading ring, fit within the annular cavity, for urging the inner sealing surface to expand radially inwardly to engage
the rotatable cylindrical sleeve for sealing thereto,

wherein when the elastomeric body is in the first non-activated state, the radially outwardly extending flange has a first
radial extent being less than a radial extent of a space in which the elastomeric body is disposed, the first radial extent
and the radial extent being measured from the rotatable cylindrical sleeve; and

wherein when the elastomeric body is in the second activated state, the radially outwardly extending flange is axially compressed,
distending radially towards the bearing pack housing and has a second radial extent greater than the first radial extent,
the second radial extent being measured from the rotatable cylindrical sleeve; and

an elastomeric stripper element for sealing the tubular against the wellbore fluids from passing thereby.

US Pat. No. 9,288,878

COMMISSIONING LIGHTING SYSTEMS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting system including:
a plurality of luminaires disposed in a space to be illuminated,
a sensor system to detect user presence within the space, and
a controller configured in a commissioning mode to receive data corresponding to the addresses of luminaires which are to
be defined as a group of luminaires, and to receive positional data from the sensor system in a response to a commissioning
actuator moving along a path defining a region of the space to be associated with said group of luminaires, and

in an operational mode to operate the luminaires of the group of luminaires in response to detecting occupancy in said region
of the space.

US Pat. No. 9,288,815

COMPUTATION OF CHANNEL STATE FEEDBACK IN SYSTEMS USING COMMON REFERENCE SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CANCELATION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:
receiving, by a User Equipment (UE), signaling that indicates resource partitioning information for a plurality of partitioned
resources, wherein the plurality of partitioned resources are partitioned between a serving base station and at least one
neighbor base station;

determining, by the UE, whether to expect interference from the at least one neighbor base station on at least one partitioned
resource associated with a channel quality report;

if the determining indicates that there is no expected interference from the at least one neighbor base station on the at
least one partitioned resource, cancelling one or more interfering reference signals from the at least one partitioned resource,
wherein the one or more interfering reference signals are from the at least one neighbor base station;

determining a channel quality value for one or more reference signals from the serving base station in the at least one partitioned
resource; and

reporting channel quality for the at least one partitioned resource, the channel quality corresponding to the channel quality
value.

US Pat. No. 9,288,768

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

BlackBerrry Limited, Wat...

12. A mobile station configured to:
receive transmission rate information;
receive a rate switching time; and
switch, at the rate switching time, a transmission rate associated with the mobile station in accordance with the transmission
rate information, wherein the transmission rate is an uplink transmission rate, and the uplink transmission rate is independent
of a downlink transmission rate.

US Pat. No. 9,287,896

SIGNAL SEGMENTATION METHOD AND CRC ATTACHMENT METHOD FOR REDUCING UNDETECTED ERROR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a signal by a transmitting end device, the method comprising:
attaching a first error checking code having a length ‘L’ to a first type signal block having a length ‘A’ to produce a sequence
having a length ‘B’, wherein ‘B=A+L’;

segmenting the sequence having the length ‘B’ into one or more second type signal blocks when the length ‘B’ is longer than
a predetermined length ‘Z’, wherein a number ‘C’ of the second type signal blocks corresponds to an integer equal to or greater
than ‘B/(Z?L)’; and

attaching a second type error checking code having the length ‘L’ to each of the second type signal blocks when the length
‘B’ is longer than the predetermined length ‘Z’.

US Pat. No. 9,287,825

INDUCTIVE-CAPACITIVE (LC) VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR (VCO) HAVING TUNING RANGE CONTROLLED BY A DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER (DAC) WITH PROGRAMMABLE TAIL CURRENT

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A device, comprising:
a programmable digital-to-analog converter configured to generate a tail current;
an inductive-capacitive voltage controlled oscillator (LC-VCO) having a tank circuit, the tank circuit comprising:
a center-tapped inductor configured to receive the tail current from the programmable digital-to-analog converter; and
a pair of voltage-controlled capacitors coupled in parallel with the center-tapped inductor, the pair of voltage-controlled
capacitors having a control voltage coupled into a node between the pair of voltage-controlled capacitors for fine tuning
the tank circuit; and

a control circuit configured to provide to the programmable digital-to-analog converter a digital control signal for adjusting
the tail current, wherein the digital control signal is based on an output of the LC-VCO.

US Pat. No. 9,284,929

ELECTROMAGNETIC FUEL INJECTION VALVE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electromagnetic fuel injection valve comprising:
a valve element which closes a fuel passage by coming into contact with a valve seat and opens the fuel passage by going away
from the valve seat;

an electromagnet which includes a coil and a magnetic core formed as a drive portion for driving the valve element;
a movable element which is held by the valve element in a state where the movable element is displaceable in the direction
of a drive force of the valve element relative to the valve element;

a first biasing portion for biasing the valve element in the direction opposite to the direction of a drive force generated
by the drive portion;

a second biasing portion for biasing the movable element in the direction of the drive force with a biasing force smaller
than the biasing force generated by the first biasing portion; and

a restricting portion for restricting the displacement of the movable element in the direction of the drive force relative
to the valve element,

wherein the biasing force (N) of the second biasing portion is set smaller than a sum of: i) a value which is obtained by
multiplying a product of a valve closing speed (m/s) of the valve element and a mass (kg) of the movable element by ?7.5×103 (l/s), and ii) a value which is obtained by multiplying a sum of the mass of the movable element and a mass of the valve element
by 2.6×103 (m/s2).

US Pat. No. 9,288,925

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing including a main body and a cover; and
an electric connector including
an insulation body that includes a base and a waterproof unit, said base including a board portion and a terminal-holding
portion that are formed as one piece, said board portion including a front face and a rear face, said terminal-holding portion
including a first contact face that is disposed outward of said front face and a second contact face that is disposed outward
of said rear face, said waterproof unit including a first sealing portion and a second sealing portion that are made of a
resilient material, said first sealing portion protruding from said front face and surrounding said terminal-holding portion,
said second sealing portion protruding from said rear face and being disposed along a periphery of said rear face, and

a plurality of conductive terminals that are spacedly disposed on said terminal-holding portion, each of said conductive terminals
having a first conducting portion that is disposed on said first contact face and a second conducting portion that is disposed
on said second contact face;

wherein said main body has a cavity that receives said electrical connector therein, and a carrier face that is disposed in
said cavity, that faces said cover and that supports said board portion of said insulation body;

wherein said cover covers said cavity and has a window that corresponds to said terminal-holding portion to expose said first
contact face and said first conducting portions of said conductive terminals; and

wherein said first sealing portion abuts watertightly against an inner side of said cover and is immediately adjacent to said
window, and said second sealing portion abuts watertightly against said carrier face.

US Pat. No. 9,288,827

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR SELECTIVELY ESTABLISHING DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONNECTIONS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A wireless communication device configured to operate selectively in one of a plurality of statuses comprising a master-station
status for serving as a master station of a wireless network and a slave-station status for serving as a slave station of
the wireless network, the wireless communication device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor,
instructing the wireless communication device to:

perform a first process for establishing a first-type connection with a first device in response to satisfaction of a first
condition, the first process comprising:

performing a first response process comprising:
receiving from the first device a search signal, and
transmitting to the first device a response signal in response to the search signal;
performing a determining process in response to performance of the first response process, the determining process comprising:
assigning one of the master-station status and the slave-station status to the wireless communication device; and
establishing the first-type connection with the first device, in which the wireless communication device is configured to
operate as one of the master station and the slave station in accordance with the one of the master-station status and the
slave-station status assigned to the wireless communication device in the determining process;

perform a second process for establishing a second-type connection with a second device in response to satisfaction of a second
condition, the second process comprising:

performing a detecting process of detecting the second device; and
establishing the second-type connection with the second device in response to performance of the detecting process,
wherein one of a first action and a second action is performed in response to one of the following:
the first condition is satisfied while the detecting process is being performed, and
the second condition is satisfied while the first response process is being performed,
wherein the first action includes performing the first response process of the first process without performing the detecting
process, and

wherein the second action includes performing the detecting process of the second process without performing the first response
process.

US Pat. No. 9,288,894

COUPLER APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A coupler apparatus which transmits or receives an electromagnetic wave to or from another coupler apparatus, comprising:
a coupling element formed of a conductive material and comprising two portions and a coupling portion connecting the two portions
with each other, the coupling portion comprising a feeding point, and the two portions being symmetrical with respect to the
feeding point; and

a ground plane formed of a conductive material and comprising two cutouts, each of the cutouts larger than each of the two
portions so that each of the two portions face a part of each of the cutouts,

wherein:
the two portions comprises a first rectangular portion and a second rectangular portion,
the first rectangular portion comprises first and second open ends,
the second rectangular portion comprises third and fourth open ends,
a first current path is between the feeding point and the first open end through a first half of the coupling element and
a first half of the first rectangular portion,

a second current path is between the feeding point and the second open end through the first half of the coupling element
and a second half of the first rectangular portion,

a third current path is between the feeding point and the third open end through a second half of the coupling element and
a first half of the second rectangular portion,

a fourth current path is between the feeding point and the fourth open end through the second half of the coupling element
and a second half of the second rectangular portion, and

a length of each of the first, second, third, and fourth current paths corresponds to an integral multiple of ¼ of a wavelength
of a central frequency of the electromagnetic wave.

US Pat. No. 9,288,874

TURNING OFF MULTIPLE FLUORESCENT LAMPS SIMULTANEOUSLY USING RF-ENABLED LAMP STARTER UNITS

IXYS Intl Limited, (KY)

1. A method comprising:
(a) initiating turn off of a first fluorescent lamp of a multi-lamp fluorescent light fixture using a first wireless fluorescent
lamp starter unit; and

(b) initiating turn off of a second fluorescent lamp of the multi-lamp fluorescent light fixture using a second wireless fluorescent
lamp starter unit, wherein the initiating of (a) and the initiating of (b) occur at substantially the same time.

US Pat. No. 9,288,823

HARQ TIMING SCHEME FOR SINGLE-CARRIER UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION WITH INTER-SITE CARRIER AGGREGATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

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

determine a pattern for downlink almost blank subframes for a first network node operating in a first component carrier; and
for a user equipment operating with the first network node on the first component carrier and also with a second network node
on the second component carrier, at least one of:

scheduling the user equipment on the first component carrier such that no uplink control information from the user equipment
is scheduled for any uplink subframe in the first component carrier which maps from any of the almost blank subframes; and

scheduling the user equipment on the second component carrier such that uplink control information from the user equipment
is scheduled only for an uplink subframe in the second component carrier which maps from any of the almost blank subframes;
in which:

the pattern for the downlink almost blank subframes is on the first component carrier;
each nth downlink almost blank subframe maps to a (n+x)th uplink subframe, in which x is a positive integer; and

the uplink control information comprises at least one of an acknowledgement and a negative acknowledgement corresponding to
data sent downlink to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,288,759

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION WHEN OPERATING AS A BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY DEVICE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a Bluetooth communication transceiver configured as a Bluetooth low energy device, for receiving communication packets having
a packet length and containing digital content information useful for reducing a receive window duration;

a timer configured to perform at least one timing measurement for power saving used for measurement of a connection interval
to be used for reducing a size of an activation window; and

a processor configured to adjust a receive timing of the Bluetooth communication transceiver in response to detecting the
digital content information in the received communication packets, wherein the processor is configured to detect a logical
link identifier field in a header of a received packet by the Bluetooth communication transceiver and adjust an end time of
the receive timing of the Bluetooth communication transceiver to reduce the receive duration depending on a content of the
logical link identifier field, by turning off the activation window early, in order to reduce the receive window duration,
thereby reducing a portion of the packet length received, based at least in part on the at least one timing measurement, the
processor configured to continue the reduced receive window duration as long as the received communication packets contain
the digital content information.

US Pat. No. 9,288,008

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EQUALIZING RETRANSMISSION DELAYS FOR DATA RETRANSMISSION OVER BONDED MODEMS

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A system comprising:
a bonding processor;
a first transmission modem configured to receive first data from the bonding processor, wherein the first transmission modem
is in communication with a first reception modem;

a second transmission modem configured to receive second data from the bonding processor, wherein the second transmission
modem is in communication with a second reception modem, and

a retransmission equalization module (REM) coupled to the bonding processor, wherein the REM is configured to:
responsive to detecting a request for a retransmission of data from the second reception modem, initiate:
a first halt in transmission of the first data from the bonding processor to the first transmission modem while the retransmission
is being processed, and

a second halt in transmission of the second data from the bonding processor to the second transmission modem while the retransmission
is being processed.

US Pat. No. 9,285,675

IMPRINT APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An imprint apparatus that molds an uncured resin on a substrate using a mold and cures the resin to thereby form a pattern
of the cured resin on the substrate, the imprint apparatus comprising:
a mold holding unit configured to hold the mold;
a substrate holding unit configured to hold the substrate;
a deforming unit configured to deform the mold held by the mold holding unit into a convex shape toward the substrate;
a driving unit configured to change an attitude of the mold or the substrate during a pressing operation in which the mold
deformed into the convex shape is pressed against the uncured resin to thereby make a position of a contact region at which
the mold is brought into contact with the uncured resin movable;

a measuring unit configured to acquire an image information indicating a state of the contact region; and
a control unit configured to calculate a plane coordinates of a centroid of the contact region based on the image information
and to control an operation of the driving unit such that the plane coordinates position of the centroid is directed toward
the plane coordinates position of the centroid of a pattern-forming region on the substrate, which has been calculated based
on the image information or has been acquired in advance.

US Pat. No. 9,282,741

ANILINE TYPE COMPOUNDS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A crystalline form of 2-(3-chloro-2-pyridyl)-N-[2-methyl-4-chloro-6-[(diethyl-?4-sulfanylidene)carbamoyl]phenyl]-5-(trifluoromethyl)pyrazole-3-carboxamide which, in an X-ray powder diffractogram at 25°
C. and Cu—K? radiation, shows at least four of the ten following reflexes, given as 2? values: 9.31, 11.22, 15.50, 15.79, 17.16, 18.38,
18.74, 18.98, 26.23, 26.58.

US Pat. No. 9,288,910

SUBSTRATE WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

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

1. A substrate with a built-in electronic component, comprising:
a plurality of resin insulating layers comprising a first resin insulating layer, a second resin insulating layer laminated
on the first resin insulating layer, a third resin insulating layer laminated on the second resin insulating layer, and a
fourth resin insulating layer laminated on the third resin insulating layer;

a plurality of conductor layers comprising a first conductor wiring layer formed on the first resin insulating layer and comprising
a first conductor pad, a second conductor wiring layer formed on the second resin insulating layer and comprising a second
conductor pad, and a third conductor wiring layer formed on the fourth resin insulating layer and comprising a third conductor
pad and a fourth conductor pad;

a plurality of via conductors including a first via conductor formed through the second resin insulating layer and connecting
the first conductor pad and the second conductor pad, a second via conductor formed through the third and fourth resin insulating
layers and connecting the second conductor pad and the third conductor pad, and a third via conductor formed through the fourth
resin insulating layer and connected to the fourth conductor pad; and

an electronic component having a terminal and positioned a cavity formed through the second resin insulating layer and the
third resin insulating layer such that the third via conductor is connecting the terminal of the electronic component and
the fourth conductor pad formed on the fourth resin insulating layer,

wherein the second via conductor comprises filled plating filling an opening portion formed through the third and fourth resin
insulating layers, and the third via conductor comprises filled plating filling an opening portion formed through the fourth
resin insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,287,123

TECHNIQUES FOR FORMING ANGLED STRUCTURES FOR REDUCED DEFECTS IN HETEROEPITAXY OF SEMICONDUCTOR FILMS

Varian Semiconductor Equi...

1. A method for etching a substrate, comprising:
providing a reactive ambient around the substrate when a non-crystalline layer is disposed over a first crystalline material
in the substrate;

generating a plasma in a plasma chamber;
modifying a shape of a plasma sheath boundary of the plasma;
extracting ions from the plasma;
directing the ions to the substrate at a non-zero angle of incidence with respect to a perpendicular to a plane of the substrate,
wherein the ions and reactive ambient are effective to form an angled trench through the non-crystalline layer to expose a
portion of the first crystalline material at a bottom of the angled trench, the angled trench forming a non-zero angle of
inclination with respect to the perpendicular; and

forming a second crystalline material within the angled trench by epitaxial growth, wherein the first crystalline material
and second crystalline material have mismatched lattice dimensions.

US Pat. No. 9,288,908

CHIP CAPACITOR, CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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

1. A chip capacitor comprising:
a substrate;
a pair of external electrodes formed on the substrate;
a capacitor element connected between the pair of external electrodes; and
a bidirectional diode connected between the pair of external electrodes and in parallel to the capacitor element.

US Pat. No. 9,288,704

METHOD FOR A TERMINAL TO TRANSMIT CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION TO A BASE STATION IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a rank indicator (RI) to a serving base station at a user equipment in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
mapping at least one periodic RI and at least one aperiodic RI to a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) of a subframe,
if a report on the at least one periodic RI and a report on the at least one aperiodic RI occur in a same subframe; and

transmitting the at least one periodic RI and the at least one aperiodic RI to the serving base station,
wherein the at least one periodic RI and the at least one aperiodic RI are separately time first mapped to resource elements
corresponding to a pre-defined symbol of the subframe,

wherein the at least one aperiodic RI corresponds to at least one component carrier configured in each of the serving base
station and a neighboring base station for a coordinated multi point (CoMP) transmission of the serving base station and the
neighboring base station,

wherein the at least one periodic RI corresponds to at least one component carrier configured in the serving base station
for a non-CoMP transmission, and

wherein mapping the at least one periodic RI and the at least one aperiodic RI comprises performing the time first mapping
of the at least one periodic RI to the resource elements corresponding to the pre-defined symbol in a descending order of
a subcarrier index, after performing the time first mapping of the at least one aperiodic RI to the resource elements corresponding
to the pre-defined symbol of the subframe in the descending order of the subcarrier index.

US Pat. No. 9,288,040

ENCRYPTION DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

2. An encryption device comprising:
a register;
an input circuitry configured to receive plain data;
a first partial encryption circuitry configured to calculate first intermediate data from the plain data;
a second partial encryption circuitry configured to calculate (i+1)-th intermediate data based on i-th intermediate data and
an encryption key, wherein i is an integer equal to or greater than one and smaller than N, and N is a predetermined integer
equal to or greater than two;

a first transform circuitry configured to:
transform j-th intermediate data into j-th transformed data, wherein j is an integer equal to or greater than one and equal
to or smaller than N; and

store the j-th transformed data in the register;
a second transform circuitry configured to transform the j-th transformed data stored in the register into the j-th intermediate
data;

a third partial encryption circuitry configured to calculate encrypted data from the N-th intermediate data;
an output circuitry configured to output the encrypted data; and
a random number generation circuitry configured to generate a random number, wherein
the second partial encryption circuitry is further configured to repeat processing to calculate (j+1)-th intermediate data
while j is equal to from 1 to N?1, the processing being repeated based on the j-th intermediate data and the encryption key,
the j-th intermediate data being transformed from the j-th transformed data by the second transform engine,

the first transform circuitry is further configured to:
transform the random number into a transformed random number using a predetermined first transform processing;
store the transformed random number in the register; and
transform the j-th intermediate data into the j-th transformed data,
the j-th transformed data being masked with the random number, and
the second transform circuitry is further configured to:
transform the transformed random number stored in the register into the random number using a second transform processing,
the second transform processing transforming the transformed data after the transform by the first transform processing into
the data before the transform by the first transform processing; and

transform the j-th transformed data stored in the register into the j-th intermediate data,
the j-th intermediate data being released from the mask using the random number, and
the random number not being stored in the register.

US Pat. No. 9,287,873

LEVEL SHIFTER FOR A TIME-VARYING INPUT

International Business Ma...

1. A method for coupling a first circuit with a second circuit, the first circuit using a first supply voltage and the second
circuit using a second supply voltage, comprising:
determining whether a first time period has elapsed using a capacitive element and a resistive element of a detection sub-circuit
coupled with an input node of a level-shifting circuit;

detecting an idle state on the input node of the level-shifting circuit, the idle state being a state that corresponds with
a particular binary logic value and which is maintained for a time period that exceeds the first time period; and

opening a feedback path of the level-shifting circuit when the detection sub-circuit of the level-shifting circuit detects
the idle state on the input node, wherein the level-shifting circuit includes a first inverter that uses the second supply
voltage, the first inverter having an input and an output;

wherein the feedback path is between the input and output of the first inverter and includes a first transmission gate to
open or close the feedback path.

US Pat. No. 9,286,006

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING DEDUPLICATION OF A STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a storage management computing device, for each one of one or more requests, a priority level based on a resource
utilization estimate comprising a number of deduplication operations to be performed;

placing, by the storage management computing device, the one or more requests into a deduplication queue, wherein a position
of each one of the one or more requests in the deduplication queue is based on the determined priority level of each one of
the one or more requests; and

performing, by the storage management computing device, the deduplication operations in an order corresponding to the position
of the one or more requests in the deduplication queue.

US Pat. No. 9,288,889

APPARATUS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ENERGETIC NEUTRAL BEAM PROCESSING

Varian Semiconductor Equi...

1. A processing system comprising:
a plasma source chamber configured to generate a plasma;
an extraction assembly adjacent the plasma source chamber having an extraction plate and a beam modifier, the extraction plate
defining an extraction plate plane and an aperture to extract ions from the plasma source chamber into an ion beam, the beam
modifier disposed within the plasma source chamber between the plasma and the extraction plate and operative to adjust an
ion beam trajectory angle of the ion beam with respect to a perpendicular to the extraction plate plane; and

a neutralizer to receive the ion beam extracted by the extraction assembly, convert the ion beam to a neutral beam and direct
the neutral beam towards a substrate, the neutralizer having one or more neutralizer plates arranged at a neutralizer plate
angle, wherein the extraction assembly and the neutralizer are interoperative to provide an ion beam incident angle of the
ion beam with respect to the one or more neutralizer plates.

US Pat. No. 9,288,819

COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication control apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to:
set a plurality of starting time candidates for each data communication performed by each of a plurality of wireless communication
apparatuses respectively,

estimate a plurality of finishing time candidates for each data communication which corresponds to each of the starting time
candidates, and

set a starting time for each of the wireless communication apparatuses, wherein each starting time is a time for starting
each of the data communications for one selected from the plurality of starting time candidates, and wherein setting each
starting time is based on the plurality of starting time candidates, the plurality of finishing time candidates, and each
expected data rate for each of the wireless communication apparatuses;

wherein each of the wireless communication apparatuses is configured to receive data during the data communications at the
expected data rate and a sum of the finishing time candidates for each of the data communications is minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,288,014

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING METHOD AND RECEIVING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication apparatus that performs receiving processing of data transmitted at timings of a predetermined interval
from another communication apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit a signal indicating that data is successfully received when the data transmitted at Mth timing according to the predetermined interval is successfully received; and

a controller configured to determine, after the transmitter transmits a first signal indicating the data is successfully received,
whether or not a retransmission control processing is performed by the another communication apparatus when the first signal
indicating that the data is successfully received is transmitted, wherein the controller controls the transmitter to transmit
a second signal indicating that the data is successfully received regardless of whether or not the communication apparatus
receives retransmitted data when it is determined the retransmission control processing is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,287,845

BANDPASS FILTER, HIGH-FREQUENCY DEVICE AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A bandpass filter comprising:
three resonators arranged between two input/output terminals in a laminate substrate comprising a plurality of dielectric
layers;

each of the three resonators being constituted by a resonance line and a resonance capacitance connected in series to one
end of said resonance line, and both ends of said each of the three resonators being grounded;

wherein capacitance electrodes forming said resonance capacitances and said resonance lines are arranged on different dielectric
layers among the plurality of dielectric layers,

wherein the resonance lines and the capacitance electrodes are separated by a planar ground electrode covering the resonance
lines and the capacitance electrodes when viewed in a lamination direction; and

wherein each of said input/output terminals is connected to respective a via-conductor path between the resonance line and
the capacitance electrode of each of two of the three resonators via a corresponding connecting line, and a junction of each
of said input/output terminals connecting to said respective via-conductor path is formed in said laminate substrate so that
each of said junctions is positioned closer to said respective capacitance electrode than said respective resonance line in
the lamination direction.

US Pat. No. 9,284,608

SENSOR

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A sensor comprising:
a base material having a surface; and
fibrous protrusions formed from amorphous silicon dioxide and the fibrous protrusions being undulating and curling, having
a crimped shape, and being configured so as to intertwine with other fibrous protrusions,

wherein each fibrous protrusion of the fibrous protrusions has functional molecules formed respectively thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,287,935

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANTI-EAVESDROPPING IN VUNERABLE NFC APPLICATIONS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

13. A method of Near Field Communication (NFC), the method comprising:
partitioning a message that includes encoded data for a financial transaction or other data exchange into a plurality of transmission
portions, wherein the plurality of transmission portions includes an initial transmission portion and a second transmission
portion that is different than the initial transmission portion; and

generating a NFC transmission for the message at a transmitting device, wherein the generating the NFC transmission comprises:
transmitting an initial transmission portion from the transmitting device to a receiving device (1) from a first antenna that
is mounted on the transmitting device, and (2) with a first signal characteristic; and

transmitting a second transmission portion from the transmitting device to the receiving device (3) from a second antenna
that is mounted on the transmitting device, the second antenna being spatially-separated from the first antenna, and (4) with
at a second signal characteristic, the second signal characteristic being different than the first signal characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,288,857

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DRIVING APPARATUS AND LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE ILLUMINATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driving apparatus, adapted to drive a LED load having at least a first power specification
and a second power specification different from the first power specification, the LED driving apparatus comprising:
a driving circuit, providing an adjustable output current for driving the LED load having the first power specification;
an output detecting circuit, coupled to the driving circuit and the LED load, and detecting a driving voltage of the LED load
to generate a first detecting signal, wherein the driving circuit drives the LED load under a constant current in response
to the first detecting signal; and

an output adjusting circuit, coupled to the output detecting circuit, wherein the output adjusting circuit is controlled to
adjust a signal level of the first detecting signal, such that the adjustable output current has at least one current adjusting
range for driving the LED load having the second power specification.

US Pat. No. 9,288,443

BROADCAST CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, AND DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND BROADCAST RECEPTION TERMINAL DEVICE FOR USE IN THE SYSTEM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A broadcast content distribution system, comprising:
a distribution apparatus which:
receives broadcast data over a broadcast network;
demodulates the received broadcast data to generate broadcast transport stream packets;
eliminates unnecessary packets from the broadcast transport stream packets to generate video-related data for a mobile terminal;
acquires time information to be provided by analyzing the broadcast transport stream packets;
generates program management information based on the provided time information;
accumulates the video-related data and the program management information;
accepts an individualized request to deliver video-related data of a designated program which has been sent through a network
and impossible time information which indicates that data reception becomes impossible;

determines whether or not data viewing becomes non-viewable by checking the impossible time information with the program management
information;

selects, when it is determined that data viewing becomes non-viewable, the whole video-related data of the requested program
from accumulated video-related data; and

distributes IP packets into which the selected whole video-related data is converted to a request origin;
a mobile broadcast reception terminal device which:
receives broadcast data over a broadcast network from a broadcast transmitting station and IP packets over a IP network;
reproduces a program included in the broadcast data;
monitors presence or absence of the data reception to generate the impossible time information;
accumulates the generated impossible time information;
accepts a request to play interrupted data;
accesses the distribution apparatus over the IP network;
transmits a request for distribution of the interrupted data and the accumulated impossible time information;
receives the IP packets for the requested data;
generates broadcast transport stream packets based on the received IP packets; and
decodes the broadcast transport stream packets to reproduce the interrupted content from at least an interrupted point.

US Pat. No. 9,288,313

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SIGNALING THE IMPORTANCE OF A TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method of communicating an importance level of a call to a recipient mobile device, the method comprising:
receiving call information for a particular call at a mobile switching center;
generating an initial address message for the particular call, the initial address message including a notification value
field;

determining whether an importance level has been designated for the particular call by a user of an originating mobile device;
setting a value of the notification value field to a value corresponding to the importance level of the particular call if
the importance level has been designated for the particular call; and

transmitting the initial address message for the particular call to a recipient mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,287,318

SOLID-STATE IMAGING SENSOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND CAMERA

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A solid-state imaging sensor which has a first face and a second face on an opposite side of the first face, and includes
an image sensing region in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are arrayed and an electrode region, comprising:
in a direction from the second face to the first face,
a first portion including an insulating member and a wiring pattern provided in the insulating member;
a second portion including the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions in the image sensing region; and
a third portion including a plurality of microlenses corresponding to the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions in
the image sensing region,

wherein an opening is formed on the side of the first face in the electrode region so that the wiring pattern is exposed,
and

the solid-state imaging sensor includes
a first film provided to cover the plurality of microlenses in the image sensing region and to not cover a side face of the
opening, and

a second film provided to cover the side face of the opening and expose at least part of the wiring pattern in the electrode
region while covering the first film in the image sensing region.

US Pat. No. 9,285,881

TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A tactile sensation providing device comprising:
a touch sensor configured to detect contact;
a tactile sensation providing unit configured to provide a tactile sensation to a contacting object in contact with the touch
sensor;

a control unit configured to control the tactile sensation providing unit, when the touch sensor detects a slide operation
by the contacting object, to provide the tactile sensation continuously while varying the tactile sensation provided to the
contacting object during the slide operation in accordance with a position of the contacting object during the slide operation;

a display unit overlaid on the touch sensor and configured to display a map representing a route; and
a memory unit configured to store map data including elevation information for each route location on the route on the map,
wherein

the control unit controls the tactile sensation providing unit, when the touch sensor detects the slide operation by the contacting
object, to vary the tactile sensation provided to the contacting object during the slide operation in accordance with the
elevation information for the location along the route on the map corresponding to the position of the contacting object during
the slide operation.

US Pat. No. 9,285,588

SEE-THROUGH DISPLAY DEVICE AND VEHICLE HAVING SEE-THROUGH DISPLAY DEVICE MOUNTED THEREON

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A see-through display device comprising:
a light source configured to emit light;
a projection optical system configured to project image light generated from the light;
a transparent substrate including an inner surface which faces an observer observing an image represented by the image light,
and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface;

a transmissive hologram including a first surface, which the image light enters from the projection optical system, a second
surface opposite to the first surface, and a first interference fringe which allows the image light to propagate from the
first surface to the second surface;

wherein the hologram is supported on the inner surface or between the inner and outer surfaces,
wherein the outer surface causes Fresnel reflection of the image light deflected by the first interference fringe,
wherein the image light is incident on the outer surface as S-polarized light,
wherein an emission angle of the image light emitted from the outer surface is larger than an incidence angle of the image
light incident on the inner surface,

wherein the first interference fringe is recorded by two-light flux interference of object light and reference light, which
are incident on the first surface, and

wherein the projection optical system is absent from an optical path of a main beam of the reference light which is used for
recording the first interference fringe.

US Pat. No. 9,284,874

SILICOALUMINOPHOSPHATE PARTICLES, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING APPARATUS

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Gifu (...

1. Silicoaluminophosphate particles, wherein a ratio of an amount of Si to a sum of amounts of Al and P is in a range of 0.16
to 0.33, a specific surface area is in a range of 250 m2/g to 450 m2/g, and an external surface area is in a range of 10 m2/g to 35 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,286,819

DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND PROGRAM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A display device comprising:
a light source which emits light;
a position detection unit configured to detect an eye position of a person;
a light deflection unit configured to deflect the light;
an identification unit configured to identify the person;
a control unit configured to control a deflecting direction in which the light deflection unit deflects the light;
a display unit configured to receive the light from the light deflection unit and display an image formed by the light, the
image including a region set to be a security region; and

a display information management unit configured to hold access right information indicating whether or not the person has
a right to access an information item displayed in the security region,

wherein the control unit is configured to (i) control the deflecting direction in which the light deflection unit deflects
the light, according to whether or not the access right information indicates that the person has a right to access the information
item and (ii) when the access right information indicates that the person does not have the right to access the information
item, cause the light deflection unit to deflect light in the security region away from the eye position of the person and
light in a region other than the security region toward the eye position of the person,

the position detection unit is configured to recognize an eye position of each of a plurality of persons,
the control unit is configured to cause the light deflection unit to deflect the light toward the plurality of persons in
sequence in a time-division manner to allow the plurality of persons to view the image,

the display information management unit holds access right information for each of the plurality of persons,
the control unit is configured to cause the light deflection unit to deflect light in an entire region of the image toward
the eye position of a first person among the plurality of persons, the first person being indicated by the access right information
as a person having the right, and

the control unit is configured to cause the light deflection unit to deflect light in the security region away from the eye
position of a second person among the plurality of persons, the second person being indicated by the access right information
as a person not having the right.

US Pat. No. 9,288,806

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), information in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
obtaining a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource for a first antenna port based on a lowest channel control
element (CCE) index related to a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH);

obtaining a second PUCCH resource for a second antenna port by adding an offset to the first PUCCH resource;
determining a first information sequence based on a first cyclically shifted base sequence and a first orthogonal sequence
by using the first PUCCH resource;

determining a second information sequence based on a second cyclically shifted base sequence and a second orthogonal sequence
by using the second PUCCH resource;

transmitting the first information sequence via the first antenna port; and
transmitting the second information sequence via the second antenna port.

US Pat. No. 9,287,992

WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wavelength division multiplexing transmission device in a wavelength division multiplexing transmission system which
transmits signal light from a transmitting terminal station, the device comprising:
an optical intensity detection unit configured to detect light intensity of signal light transmitted from the transmitting
terminal station when an output of a transmitter added or reduced in the transmitting terminal station is turned ON and OFF;
and

a wavelength number detection unit configured to detect a number of wavelengths corresponding to a number of transmitters
after being added or reduced, the wavelength number detection unit detecting the number of wavelengths based on an amount
of fluctuation of the light intensity between a first light intensity of the signal light detected by the optical intensity
detection unit when the output of the transmitter is turned ON and a second light intensity of the signal light detected by
the optical intensity detection unit when the output of the transmitter is turned OFF.

US Pat. No. 9,283,016

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING POROUS BONE FILLING MATERIAL

Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., ...

1. A bone augmentation system comprising:
a first vessel at least partially filled with a gaseous substance;
a second vessel at least partially filled with a flowable and settable bone filling material;
a mixing vessel in fluid communication with both the first and second vessels to receive the gaseous substance and the flowable
and settable bone filling material, the mixing vessel including a mixing mechanism for mixing the gaseous substance and the
bone filling material to form a bone augmentation material, the mixing mechanism comprising a plurality of projections extending
from an inner surface of the mixing vessel configured to disperse the gaseous substance throughout the bone filling material;
and

a dispensing instrument comprising a dispensing reservoir for receiving the bone augmentation material and comprising a cannulated
member adapted to deliver the bone augmentation material into a body region adjacent cancellous bone.

US Pat. No. 9,288,845

CERAMIC HEATER

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A ceramic heater, comprising:
a heat-generator having at least one recess; and
a base body made of ceramics,
the base body enclosing the heat-generator,
the heat-generator including two opposed portions arranged in juxtaposition and a connection portion for connecting the two
opposed portions together in arcuate form,

the at least one recess of the heat-generator being located in at least one of the connection portion and the two opposed
portions of the heat-generator and being filled with the base body, and

a dimension of the at least one recess in a longitudinal direction of the heat generator being greater than or equal to 1/10
and less than or equal to ½ of a length of the at least one of the connection portion and the two opposed portions.

US Pat. No. 9,288,355

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRINTING BASED ON INFORMATION WRITTEN BY AN EXTERNAL DEVICE IN A POWER-OFF STATE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a first communication unit configured to perform short distance wireless communication with an external device for performing
a read or write operation on a first storage unit with information for acquiring print data by the external device even when
said electronic device is in a power-off state, wherein the first communication unit operates in a card emulation mode for
communicating with the external device that operates in a reader/writer mode;

a second communication unit configured to acquire print data;
a printing unit configured to print the print data acquired by said second communication unit; and
a control unit configured to control said second communication unit to acquire the print data in accordance with the information
for acquiring the print data and said printing unit to print the print data acquired by said second communication unit when
said electronic device transits from a power-off state to a power-on state and the information for acquiring the print data
has been written in the first storage unit by the external device via said first communication unit during the power-off state,
wherein at least one of the units is implemented by a CPU executing computer-executable code stored in a non-transitory computer-readable
memory.

US Pat. No. 9,288,769

WIRELESS POWER CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD HAVING MULTIPLE TRANSMIT POWER LEVELS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

3. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:
a reception unit configured to receive a first request frame and a second request frame, the first request frame indicating
a connection request from another communication apparatus and requiring an acknowledgement, the second request frame indicating
the connection request from the other communication apparatus and not requiring the acknowledgement;

a management unit configured to notify an upper layer of a first notification indicating that the first request frame is received,
and obtain, from the upper layer, a second notification indicating whether or not to connect to the other communication apparatus;

a measurement unit configured to measure a first value indicating a reception power value when the first request frame is
received, and a second value indicating a reception power value when the second request frame is received;

a determination unit configured to determine, before the second notification is obtained, which of a first difference value
and a second difference value is smaller, the first difference value being a difference value between the first value and
a target value which indicates a target reception power value, the second difference value being a difference value between
the second value and the target value;

a control unit configured to set, as a request transmission power, a transmission power value corresponding to the first value
when the first difference value is smaller than the second difference value, and configured to set, as the request transmission
power, a transmission power value corresponding to the second value when the second difference value is smaller than the first
difference value;

a generation unit configured to generate an accept frame including information indicating the request transmission power;
a transmission unit configured to transmit the accept frame to the other communication apparatus; and
a counter configured to count a number of times of reception of the first request frame,
wherein if the number of times of reception of the first request frame is not more than a predetermined threshold, the generation
unit generates an acknowledgement frame including information for requesting the first request frame as frame type information
for specifying a type of frame, and

wherein the determination unit determines, as the first difference value, a difference value between the target value and
an average of the first values.

US Pat. No. 9,288,599

AUDIO SCENE MAPPING APPARATUS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. Apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the
at least one memory and the computer code configured to with the at least one processor cause the apparatus to at least:
receive at least one audio signal from a recording apparatus;
receive at least one orientation indicator from the recording apparatus, each orientation indicator associated with the at
least one audio signal;

determine a direction of the recording apparatus dependent on the each orientation indicator associated with the one at least
audio signal;

determine a sound direction vector for a sound recorded by the recording apparatus, wherein the sound direction vector is
dependent on an energy spectrum for the at least one audio signal from the recording apparatus and the at least one orientation
indicator received from the recording apparatus; and

determine a virtual position of the recording apparatus from a sound source by the apparatus being caused to determine an
average audio signal level of the at least one audio signal from the recording apparatus and at least one further audio signal
from a further recording apparatus, and map the at least one audio signal to a relative distance dependent on a signal level
of the at least one audio signal compared against the average audio signal level.

US Pat. No. 9,287,996

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, AND VEHICLE

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A communication system in which a vehicle including a power storage device and a power supply device that supplies power
to the power storage device are connected to each other via a power supply line used for power supply and a control line for
transmitting a control signal required for control of the power supply using the power supply line, and a communication signal
different from the control signal is transmitted and received using the control line as a medium, wherein
at least one of the vehicle and the power supply device includes a transmission section that transmits the communication signal,
and

the transmission section includes adjustment means that adjusts an output waveform relating to the transmission of the communication
signal to an amplitude previously set for each frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,285,719

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
an image bearing member for bearing a toner image;
an intermediate transfer member that is endless and moveable, including a primary transfer portion formed by contacting the
image bearing member, and a secondary transfer portion, wherein the toner image is primarily transferred from the image bearing
member onto the intermediate transfer member in the primary transfer portion and secondarily transferred from the intermediate
transfer member onto a transfer material in the secondary transfer portion;

a secondary transfer member to which a voltage is applied, the secondary transfer member contacting an outer peripheral surface
of the intermediate transfer member to form the secondary transfer portion;

a charging device to which a voltage is applied, the charging device contacting the outer peripheral surface of the intermediate
transfer member to charge toner remaining on the intermediate transfer member;

a first power supply capable of applying one of a positive polarity voltage and a negative polarity voltage to the secondary
transfer member;

a second power supply capable of applying one of a positive polarity voltage and a negative polarity voltage to the charging
device; and

a controller for controlling the first power supply and the second power supply,
wherein the charging device is provided on a downstream side of the secondary transfer member and an upstream side of the
primary transfer portion with respect to a moving direction of the intermediate transfer member,

wherein the intermediate transfer member is configured to determine a polarity of an electric potential formed in the primary
transfer portion by a polarity of the current supplied from the secondary transfer member independently of a polarity of a
current supplied from the charging device provided at a portion closer to the primary transfer portion, and

wherein before the intermediate transfer member starts rotating, the controller applies the positive polarity voltage to the
charging device from the second power supply while applying a negative polarity voltage to the secondary transfer member from
the first power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,288,895

ELECTRICAL DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An electrical device comprising:
a first substrate having a first side and a second side, the first side being opposed to the second side;
a second substrate opposed to the first side of the first substrate;
a functional element arranged between the first side of the first substrate and the second substrate;
a first electrode arranged to a first substrate side of the functional element, the first electrode overlapping with the functional
element in a planar view;

a second electrode arranged to a second substrate side of the functional element, the second electrode overlapping with the
functional element in the planar view;

an electronic circuit arranged between the functional element and the first electrode, the electronic circuit overlapping
with the first electrode and the second electrode in the planar view, the electronic circuit driving the functional element;
and

a connecting section electrically connecting the first electrode to the second electrode;
a protection circuit coupled between an output terminal of the electronic circuit and the first electrode;
a first wiring arranged between the first electrode and the functional element, a first potential being applied to the first
wiring; and

a second wiring arranged between the first electrode and the functional element, a second potential, which is different from
the first potential, being applied to the second wiring,

wherein the protection circuit comprises a first electrostatic protection circuit coupled between the output terminal and
the first wiring, and a second electrostatic protection circuit coupled between the output terminal and the second wiring.

US Pat. No. 9,288,766

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR UPLINK POWER CONTROL

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method for performing uplink power control in a radio communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, at a user equipment (UE) a transmit power control (TPC) command;
if the UE does not have an uplink transmission scheduled on any of a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) and Physical Uplink
Control Channel (PUCCH) for a subframe associated with said TPC command, accumulating, by the UE, said TPC command with previously
received TPC commands based, at least in part, on whether the UE has reached a maximum transmit power, which is based on a
0 dB value for Maximum Power Reduction, MPR, Additional Maximum Power Reduction, A-MPR, and Power Management Maximum Power
Reduction, P-MPR.

US Pat. No. 9,286,929

MULTILAYERED OPTICAL DISK AND ITS RECORDING METHOD

HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRON...

1. A method of performing test recording on an optical disk which has three or more recordable or rewritable information recording
layers, comprising the steps of:
performing a test recording in an arbitrary segment in a second test area in a second recording layer that is closer to a
light incident surface than a first recording layer;

identifying a segment in a first test area in the first recording layer which has a radial distance that is less than a predetermined
radial distance L, which is based, in part, on predetermined parameters of the optical disk, from the recorded test area in
the second test area; and

setting the identified segment as a segment in which test recording is not performed,
wherein the radial distance L is determined based on a manufacturing error of the optical disk.

US Pat. No. 9,283,761

INK-JET RECORDING HEAD, RECORDING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INK-JET RECORDING HEAD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RECORDING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a plurality of recording element substrates, the method comprising:
preparing a silicon wafer to include the plurality of recording element substrates, each recording element substrate including
energy generating element groups for generating energy used for ejecting a liquid; and

dividing, by dry etching, the silicon wafer so as to separate the recording element substrates from each other, each recording
element substrate including the energy generating element groups.

US Pat. No. 9,287,147

SUBSTRATE SUPPORT WITH ADVANCED EDGE CONTROL PROVISIONS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A substrate support, comprising:
a supporting body having an outer wall;
a ground path disposed against and bounding the outer wall of the supporting body;
a mounting plate coupled to a lower surface of the supporting body, wherein the mounting plate includes a lip extending outward
from the mounting plate defining an upper surface; and

a recess formed at a perimeter of the supporting body above the upper surface of the lip of the mounting plate, the recess
on the ground path extending at least partially to the mounting plate, wherein the supporting body comprises:

a substrate supporting plate;
a cooling plate coupled to the substrate supporting plate;
an inlet/outlet plate coupled to the cooling plate; and
a base plate coupled to the inlet and outlet plate.

US Pat. No. 9,285,864

MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, MEDIUM AND CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A mobile terminal device comprising:
a first processor that processes data acquired by a sensor; and
a second processor that transmits the data acquired by the sensor to the first processor,
wherein the first processor acquires a transmission condition corresponding to state information of the mobile terminal with
reference to association information and transmits the transmission condition to the second processor, the association information
associating a transmission condition with state information, the transmission condition being a condition for transmitting
the data acquired by the sensor from the second processor to the first processor, the condition defining a variable transmitting
timing from the second processor to the first processor,

wherein the second processor transmits the data acquired by the sensor to the first processor in accordance with the transmission
condition transmitted by the first processor,

wherein the state information of the mobile terminal is a sleep mode or a wake mode,
wherein when a first application running on the first processor is executed in a foreground, and the first application desires
real time transmission of the sensor data, the second processor does not buffer the data,

when the first application is executed in the foreground and the first application does not desire real time transmission
of the sensor data, the second processor buffers the data,

when the first application is changed to a second application, and the second application desires real time transmission of
the sensor data, the second processor does not buffer the data, and

when the first application is changed to the second application, and the second application does not desire real time transmission
of the sensor data, the second processor buffers the data.

US Pat. No. 9,288,105

N-NODE VIRTUAL LINK TRUNKING (VLT) SYSTEMS FAULT MANAGEMENT

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. A method for handing a failure of a link of a virtual link trunking (VLT) group in a n-node VLT system that comprises a
plurality of nodes communicatively coupled via inter-node links (INLs) and at least some of the plurality of nodes of the
n-node VLT system being communicatively coupled via one or more input/output (I/O) ports to one or more client devices to
form one or more VLTs, the method comprising:
responsive to a VLT link failure of a VLT on a first node being detected:
assigning the first node as a topology-change-owner node, the first node performing the steps comprising:
determining one or more topology tables entries that require ownership change; and
sending one or more messages to one or more nodes in the n-node VLT system to assume ownership for a certain table entry or
entries; and

responsive to the first node having no links for the VLT being operational on the first node as a result of the VLT link failure:
computing an assigned node for the first node, an assigned node being a node in the n-node VLT system has an active link or
links for the VLT, wherein data traffic that is intended for the VLT and received at the first node is sent via an INL to
the assigned node for egress; and

updating one or more port block masks for the n-node VLT system to avoid loops; and
synchronizing topology tables entry or entries that have changed as a result of the VLT link failure to maintain a consistent
representation across all nodes in the n-node VLT system.

US Pat. No. 9,284,892

SIX-STROKE CYCLE ENGINE HAVING SCAVENGING STROKE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A six-stroke cycle engine including a scavenging stroke, comprising:
an intake passage including a downstream end connected to a combustion chamber and having no throttle valve therein;
an exhaust passage including a catalyst and an upstream end connected to the combustion chamber;
a first valve configured to open and close the intake passage;
a second valve configured to open and close the exhaust passage; and
a valve gear configured to operate the first valve and the second valve so that an intake stroke, a compression stroke, an
expansion stroke, and an exhaust stroke are executed, in this order, and to operate only the first valve so that a scavenging
intake stroke and a scavenging exhaust stroke are executed, in this order, following the exhaust stroke; wherein

the valve gear includes a variable valve mechanism configured to continuously change an opening and closing timing and a lift
amount of the first valve; and

the variable valve mechanism is configured to control an intake air volume during the intake stroke.
US Pat. No. 9,284,388

SEMI-CRYSTALLINE THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS AND ARTICLES MANUFACTURED THEREFROM

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACH...

1. A method comprising:
masticating a molten polymer; where the polymer is semicrystalline polymer prior to melting; where the masticating polymer
is conducted at an elevated temperature of Tm?15K to Tm+90K; where Tm is the crystalline melting point of the polymer;

masticating the molten polymer while it is cooled from the elevated temperature to a temperature of Ta; where Ta is a temperature that is greater than Tc?10K, where Tc is the crystallization temperature of the polymer; and

masticating the polymer at the temperature of Ta for a time period of 0.1 to 50 minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,288,770

POWER HEADROOM REPORTING FOR IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A mobile terminal for reporting a maximum output power level (PCMAX) in a mobile communication system including a base station and a wireless communication device, the mobile terminal having
a predetermined nominal mobile terminal power (PPowerClass)and being configured with a maximum allowed mobile terminal output power (PEMAX) for communication with the base station via one radio technology and being configured for communication with the wireless
communication device via another radio technology, the mobile terminal comprising:
a processor configured to calculate a power management related power backoff value (P-MPR) for the one radio technology by
referring to a reception quality level set for communication via the other radio technology;

wherein the processor is further configured to determine whether or not the calculated power management related power backoff
value (P-MPR) for the one radio technology exceeds a predefined power backoff threshold value; and

wherein the processor is further configured to calculate lower and upper bounds of a maximum output power level (PCMAX—L;PCMAX—H)for the one radio technology based on the calculated power management related power backoff value (P-MPR), where the lower
bound (PCMAX—L) and the upper bound (PCMAX—H) are defined by:

PCMAX—L=min{PEMAX??Tc,PPowerClass?max(MPR+A-MPR,P-MPR)??Tc}

PCMAX—H=min{PEMAX,PPowerClass}

wherein the processor is further configured to set the maximum output power level (PCMAX) for communication on the one radio technology, where the maximum output power level (PCMAX) is set within the determined lower and upper bounds to meets the condition: PCMAX—L?PCMAX?PCMAX—H;

a transmitter configured to report the set maximum output power level (PCMAX) using an extended power headroom report (ePHR) for the one radio technology to the base station; and wherein

in case the calculated power management related power backoff value (P-MPR) exceeds the predefined power backoff threshold
value, the lower bound (PCMAX—L) is calculated using MPR=0 dB, A-MPR=0 dB, and either an allowed operating band edge transmission power relaxation value
(?Tc) or ?Tc=0 dB; and

in case the calculated power management related power backoff value (P-MPR) does not exceed the predefined power backoff threshold
value, the lower and upper bounds (PCMAX—L;PCMAX—H)are calculated using a mobile terminal specific allowed maximum power reduction value (MPR), a mobile terminal specific additional
maximum power reduction value (A-MPR), and an allowed operating band edge transmission power relaxation value (?Tc).

US Pat. No. 9,287,625

STACK-TYPE INDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A stack-type inductor element, comprising:
a stack including a magnetic element layer, a first main surface, and a second main surface;
a coil conductor pattern provided in the stack and including the magnetic element layer as a magnetic element core;
a plurality of first pad electrodes provided on the first main surface of the stack; and
a plurality of second pad electrodes provided on the second main surface of the stack to include a portion symmetric to the
plurality of first pad electrodes; wherein

a first end and a second end of the coil conductor pattern is electrically connected to two of the plurality of first pad
electrodes, respectively, and the plurality of second pad electrodes are all electrically open;

the first and second main surfaces of the stack oppose each other, and the opposing first and second main surfaces include
portions that are symmetric to each other; and

the stack is an integral fired ceramic laminate, and the first and second main surfaces of the stack respectively define uppermost
and lowermost surfaces of the ceramic laminate.

US Pat. No. 9,287,047

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND BOARD WITH THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

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

a first capacitor part including a first internal electrode disposed in the ceramic body and exposed to the first side surface
and a second internal electrode disposed in the ceramic body and exposed to the second side surface;

second to fifth capacitor parts including a third internal electrode having first and second leads exposed to the first and
second end surfaces and a fourth internal electrode having third and fourth leads exposed to the first and second end surfaces,
the third and fourth internal electrodes being disposed on one dielectric layer in the ceramic body, and fifth and sixth internal
electrodes disposed on another dielectric layer in the ceramic body and spaced apart from each other; and

a first external electrode disposed on the first side surface of the ceramic body and extended to the first end surface and
the first and second main surfaces and a second external electrode disposed on the second side surface of the ceramic body
and extended to the second end surface and first and second main surfaces,

wherein the first capacitor part and the second to fifth capacitor parts are connected in parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,286,481

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE AND DISTRIBUTED PHYSICAL ACCESS CONTROL USING SMART CARDS

Honeywell International I...

1. A method of controlling access to a resource comprising:
reading a first code from a user carried device, wherein the first code comprises an encoded form of at least an ID of a user
and at least one privilege, and wherein the privilege embodies a policy defining the user's access to the resource;

comparing the first code to a second code; and
permitting access only if the first code substantially matches the second code;
wherein the comparing of the first code to a second code comprises:
computing the second code based on the user ID, the privilege, and a secret key; and
comparing the first code to the computed second code;
wherein the computing of the second code comprises:
generating an intermediate code based at least on the user ID and the secret key;
concatenating the intermediate code and the privilege; and
applying an encoding function to the concatenation of the intermediate code and the privilege so as to produce the second
code.

US Pat. No. 9,288,865

EXPERT SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING A COLOR MODEL FOR AN LED-BASED LAMP

LUMENETIX, INC., Scotts ...

1. A method comprising:
characterizing a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) strings experimentally by:
driving each of the LED strings in an LED-based lamp using a configurable driver controller, each of the LED strings comprising
one or more LEDs that are adapted to emit the same color or substantially the same color, and

measuring spectral density functions of the LED strings at defined operating temperatures through defined driver settings
of the configurable driver controller; and

using an color model inference engine implemented in a computer system to develop a color model for the LED-based lamp based
on the measured spectral density functions,

wherein the color model includes driving currents for each of the plurality of LED strings in the LED-based lamp associated
with a correlated color temperature (CCT) for the light generated by the LED-based lamp.

US Pat. No. 9,288,293

METHOD FOR HIDING THE CAMERA PREVIEW VIEW DURING POSITION DETERMINATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method for hiding, from a mobile device user, a camera preview feed of a mobile device application executing on a processor
of a mobile device, wherein the camera preview feed comprises images captured by an imaging sensor of the mobile device, the
method comprising:
enabling, by the processor executing the mobile device application, the imaging sensor of the mobile device, wherein the mobile
device processor requires the mobile device application to display the camera preview feed on a display screen of the mobile
device when the imaging sensor is enabled;

creating a camera preview surface for displaying the camera preview feed on the display screen of the mobile device;
modifying the camera preview surface to be hidden on the display screen of the mobile device from the mobile device user;
and

setting the camera preview feed to be displayed on the modified camera preview surface.

US Pat. No. 9,288,876

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING STATE INDICATOR OF TERMINAL DEVICE

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A method for automatically controlling a state indicator of a terminal device, comprising:
detecting brightness of a working environment of a terminal device in real time to acquire a brightness signal of the working
environment of the terminal device;

determining a current electric level value of the brightness signal according to a variation of electric level values of the
brightness signal within a preset duration;

determining the current electric level value as a light-on electric level value or a light-off electric level value according
to a preset threshold; and

controlling the state indicator of the terminal device to carry out a light-on or light-off operation according to the determined
light-on electric level value or light-off electric level value.

US Pat. No. 9,288,740

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a first communication unit configured to communicate with a first other communication apparatus by a first wireless communication
method;

a second communication unit configured to communicate by a second wireless communication method different from the first wireless
communication method;

a determination unit configured to determine whether it is possible to communicate with a second other communication apparatus
via communication with the first other communication apparatus by the first wireless communication method and/or it is possible
to communicate with the second other communication apparatus via communication by the second wireless communication method;
and

a providing unit configured to provide, to a third other communication apparatus, either first communication parameters for
connecting to the communication apparatus or second communication parameters for connecting to the first other communication
apparatus based on a determination result by the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 9,288,409

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:
a detector that includes a plurality of conversion elements which convert radiation into charge and that executes image pickup
operations in which electrical signals based on the charge are output;

a control unit that controls the detector such that the detector executes, in a period between a first image pickup operation
and a second image pickup operation, which is executed after the first image pickup operation, among the image pickup operations
that are performed a plurality of times, inter-image pickup operations including a first inter-image pickup operation for
suppressing a lag generated by the first image pickup operation and a second inter-image pickup operation for obtaining, from
the detector, dark signals based on charges included in the conversion elements that are in a state in which the radiation
is not radiated after the first inter-image pickup operation; and

a signal processing unit that executes arithmetic processing on the electrical signals output from the detector,
wherein the signal processing unit
calculates a correction coefficient using a first time until the conversion elements begin to accumulate charges for the second
inter-image pickup operation after the first inter-image pickup operation is completed, a second time until the second inter-image
pickup operation begins after the first inter-image pickup operation is completed, and the dark signals,

predicts an amount of offset to be included in electrical signals output from the detector in the second image pickup operation
using a third time until the conversion elements begin to accumulate charges for the second image pickup operation after the
first inter-image pickup operation is completed, a fourth time until an operation for outputting the electrical signals begins
in the second image pickup operation after the first inter-image pickup operation is completed, and the correction coefficient,
and

executes calculation using the electrical signals and the amount of offset output from the detector in the second image pickup
operation.

US Pat. No. 9,288,172

ACCESS RESTRICTION DEVICE, ACCESS RESTRICTION METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An access restriction device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores an access restriction process associated with a character string, wherein the processor executes a process
comprising:

receiving an email from a transmission source;
analyzing information in a first file, when the first file is attached to the email, and specifying a character string from
the first file;

specifying, the access restriction process associated with the character string stored in the memory;
generating a second file from the first file by executing the specified access restriction process on the first file;
attaching, instead of the first file attached to the email, the second file to the email; and
sending the email with the second file to a transmission destination of the email.

US Pat. No. 9,287,665

INCORRECT INSERTION PREVENTION STRUCTURE OF CONNECTOR AND THE CONNECTOR

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An incorrect insertion prevention structure for a connector assembly comprising:a first connector,a second connector,wherein the first connector is prevented from being incorrectly inserted into a space formed within the second connector to
be fitted to the first connector,
wherein the first connector includes at least one first magnet located on a surface, at an insertion end to be inserted into
the second connector,

wherein the second connector includes: a shutter rotatably and pivotally supported by a rotating shaft to open and close an
inlet of the space, and a shutter rotation prevention unit rotatably and pivotally supported by a supporting shaft in parallel
to the rotating shaft of the shutter to prevent the shutter from being rotated in an opening direction, and

wherein the shutter rotation prevention unit includes: at least one engaging member facing a rotation end of the shutter in
a closed state to prevent the shutter from being moved in the opening direction, and at least one second magnet having a magnetic
field which is set to control a rotation of the shutter rotation prevention unit by acting together with a magnetic field
of the first magnet; and

wherein the first connector is prevented from insertion into the space of the second connector if the polarity of the first
magnet is opposite the polarity of the second magnet, and the first connector is not prevented from insertion into the space
of the second connector if the polarity of the first magnet is the same as the polarity of the second magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,285,880

TOUCH PANEL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A TOUCH PANEL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method of controlling a touch panel device, the method comprising:
detecting a plurality of inputs provided by multi-touch input at or around positions on a touch panel of a display screen;
detecting a plurality of input positions of the detected inputs in order to display a content item;
displaying a first part of the content item on a display area of the display screen;
determining whether an object included in a second part of the content item is present in an outside area of the display area
of the display screen, the outside area being an area including the object that is not displayed on the display area of the
display screen even though the object is included in the content item; and

detecting, using a processor, when the object is present in the outside area of the display area of the display screen;
calculating a distance between each of the plurality of input positions and the object;
causing a plurality of actuators to present a predetermined vibration at an input position at or around an input position
closest to the object in the content item, among the plurality of input positions of inputs provided on the content item,
the input position closest to the object being determined based on the distance, and

preventing the plurality of actuators from presenting the predetermined vibration at an input position farthest from the object
in the content item, among the plurality of input positions of inputs provided on the content item.

US Pat. No. 9,288,748

MEASUREMENT IN SIMULTANEOUS TDD-LTE AND TD-SCDMA/GSM SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:
performing a signal measurement of a first radio access network at a first time following a paging occasion of the first radio
access network;

performing a signal measurement of a second radio access network at a second time following a paging occasion of the second
radio access network, the paging occasion of the second radio access network occurring after the first time;

determining when a time period between the first time following the paging occasion of the first radio access technology and
the second time following the paging occasion of the second radio access technology is less than a determined threshold for
determining whether to perform a new signal measurement of the first radio access technology;

performing cell reselection using the signal measurement of the first radio access network and the signal measurement of the
second radio access network in response to the time period being less than the determined threshold;

performing a new signal measurement of the first radio access network when the time period between the first time and the
second time is greater than the determined threshold; and

performing cell reselection using the new signal measurement of the first radio access network in response to the time period
being greater than the determined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,287,976

INDEPENDENT BEACON BASED LIGHT POSITION SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method of determining a position of a mobile device when the mobile device is indoors by using asynchronous light sources
that each autonomously, and without communication to or from a server, broadcast an identifier as a modulated broadband light
signal, the method comprising:
capturing, with an image sensor of the mobile device, an image comprising a modulated broadband light signal from one of the
asynchronous light sources;

analyzing the captured image, using the mobile device, to demodulate the modulated broadband light signal from the one asynchronous
light source and to determine an identifier specific to the one asynchronous light source; and

transmitting the identifier determined from the captured image over a wireless communication link from the mobile device to
the server, without communication to any light source, to obtain the position of the mobile device without using identifiers
from the other asynchronous light sources,

wherein the identifier corresponds to a pattern of distortions within the captured image, the pattern of distortions being
related to a modulation frequency of the modulated broadband light signal from the one asynchronous light source.

US Pat. No. 9,288,869

STYRYL-BASED COMPOUND, COMPOSITION CONTAINING STYRYL-BASED COMPOUND, AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE INCLUDING STYRYL-BASED COMPOUND

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A styryl-based compound represented by any one of Formulae 1A through 1I below:

wherein Z1 through Z3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen; deuterium; a halogen atom; a hydroxyl group; a cyano
group; a nitro group; an amino group; an amidino group; hydrazine; hydrazone; a carboxyl group or a salt thereof; a sulfonic
acid group or a salt thereof; a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof; a C1-C10 alkyl group; a C1-C10 alkoxy group; a phenyl group; a naphthyl group; a fluorenyl group; a phenanthrenyl group; an anthryl group; an triphenylenyl
group; a pyrenyl group; a chrysenyl group; an imidazolyl group: an imidazolynyl group; an imidazopyridinyl group; an imidazopyrimidinyl
group; a pyridinyl group; a pyrazinyl group; a pyrimidinyl group; an indolyl group; and a phenyl group, a naphthyl group,
a fluorenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthryl group, an triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, an
imidazolyl group, an imidazolynyl group, an imidazopyridinyl group, an imidazopyrimidinyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrazinyl
group, a pyrimidinyl group, and an indolyl group that are substituted with at least one of deuterium, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl
group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, hydrazine, hydrazone, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof,
a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a C1-C10 alkyl group, and a C1-C10 alkoxy group;

two or more neighboring substituents from among Z1 through Z3 are optionally fused with each other or are optionally connected by a single bond;

T1 is O or S;

p is an integer of 1 to 7; and
q is an integer of 1 to 4;
Ar1 and Ar2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group;

L1 and L2 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroarylene group; and

a and b are each independently an integer of 0 to 5.

US Pat. No. 9,288,776

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF WIDEBAND AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL ALGORITHM SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CARRIERS WITH POSSIBLY DIFFERENT AIR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A receiver for wireless communication, comprising:
a wideband chain configured to receive a wideband signal and apply an analog gain to the wideband signal;
a plurality of narrowband chains, in a multi-carrier single band mode (SB mode), configured to receive a plurality of narrowband
signals, respectively, of the wideband signal, wherein each of the narrowband chains is configured to apply a digital gain
to a corresponding one of the narrowband signals; and

an automatic gain controller (AGC) configured to dynamically adjust the analog gain and the digital gains in accordance with
a wideband energy estimate and a plurality of narrowband energy estimates, wherein the wideband energy estimate corresponds
to the energy of the received signals, and the plurality of narrowband energy estimates correspond to the energy of the narrowband
signals,

wherein the AGC is further configured to:
in the SB mode,
determine an in-band difference between the wideband energy estimate and a minimum value of the narrowband energy estimates;
if a minimum value of the narrowband energy estimates is less than a floor, increase the analog gain;
if any of the narrowband energy estimates is greater than an upper threshold, decrease the analog gain; and
if the in-band difference is greater than an in-band jammer threshold, exit the SB mode and utilize the wideband chain and
one of the narrowband chains to receive a corresponding one of the narrowband signals.

US Pat. No. 9,288,415

SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A solid-state imaging apparatus comprising:
a pixel section in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix;
a column signal line configured to output a pixel signal from the pixel section;
a column amplifier circuit configured to output an amplified signal by inverting and amplifying the pixel signal;
a bypass circuit configured to bypass the column amplifier circuit;
an analogue to digital (AD) converter; and
a control unit configured to change an operation mode of the AD converter,
wherein the AD converter includes a ramp signal generation circuit configured to generate a reference signal, a comparator
configured to compare the reference signal and one of the pixel signal and the amplified signal, and a counter configured
to count a time and output a count value corresponding to the time, and

the control unit is configured:
in a first operation mode, to control the AD converter to AD-convert the pixel signal output from the column signal line via
the bypass circuit,

in a second operation mode, to control the AD converter to AD-convert the amplified signal, and
to change one of a slope of a reference signal and a counting procedure of the counter between the first operation mode and
the second operation mode.

US Pat. No. 9,288,129

HOST-ROUTER VIRTUAL TUNNELLING AND MULTIPLE TUNNEL MANAGEMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A host associated with a plurality of next hop routers, the host comprising:
an input interface;
an output interface;
a storage device;
a tunnel management device arranged to:
send a first integrity check which has a hop limit set to “H” which is indicative of a number of hops so that only the next
hop router which has an active host-router link would be able to successfully process the first integrity check, where the
next hop router which has the active host-router link and is able to successfully process the first integrity check is an
active router;

receive a first successful integrity check indication from the active router if the active router has the active host-router
link and was able to successfully process the first integrity check;

maintain, in the storage device, a table which indicates a result of the first integrity check and in particular which one
of the plurality of next hop routers if any is the active router;

send a second integrity check which has a hop limit set to “H+1” which is indicative of a number of hops so that all of the
next hop routers which have a host-router link would be able to successfully process the second integrity check;

receive a second successful integrity check indication from each of the next hop routers which have the host-router link and
were able to successfully process the second integrity check;

maintain, in the storage device, the table which indicates the result of the first integrity check and in particular which
one of the plurality of next hop routers if any is the active router, and a result of the second integrity check and in particular
which of the plurality of next hop routers have the host-router link and were able to successfully process the second integrity
check; and,

wherein the input interface, the output interface, the storage device, and the tunnel management device are components of
the host.

US Pat. No. 9,287,582

COMPOSITION FOR FORMING SOLID ELECTROLYTE LAYER, METHOD FOR FORMING SOLID ELECTROLYTE LAYER, SOLID ELECTROLYTE LAYER, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for making a solid electrolyte layer, comprising sintering a composition for forming a solid electrolyte layer,
the composition for forming a solid electrolyte layer comprising:
first particles containing oxide of titanium and oxide of a lanthanoid, the first particles being of La2Ti2O2; and

second particles being made of lithium titanate.

US Pat. No. 9,285,919

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing device configured to be held and be operable with a single hand of a user, the information processing
device comprising:
a processor;
at least one memory;
a display unit including a touch screen;
a setting unit configured to set a first area and a second area on the touch screen, the second area being independent of
the first area;

a sensing unit configured to sense a touch position on the touch screen touched by the user; and
an invalidation unit configured to invalidate, in a case where the sensing unit senses the touch position in the second area
within a predetermined time after the sensing unit sensed the touch position in the first area, an operation identified in
accordance with the touch position sensed in the first area so as not to execute the operation in the information processing
device,

wherein the invalidation unit doesn't invalidate, in a case where the sensing unit doesn't sense the touch position in the
second area within the predetermined time after the sensing unit sensed the touch position in the first area, the operation
identified in accordance with the touch position sensed in the first area,

wherein at least one of the units is implemented upon executions of instructions stored in the at least one memory.

US Pat. No. 9,284,843

BLADE SAFETY MECHANISM FOR OPEN ROTOR ENGINE SYSTEM

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a blade connected to a hub in an open rotor engine system;
a conductor embedded within the blade and extending a length of an airfoil section of the blade; and
an activation system configured to allow electrical energy to flow into the conductor in response to an undesired blade event
such that the conductor vaporizes.

US Pat. No. 9,288,917

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A method for manufacturing a multi-layer circuit board, comprising:
providing a substrate, the substrate comprising two surfaces opposite to each other and a first via connecting the surfaces;
forming a first patterned circuit layer on each of the surfaces by using the first via as an alignment target, wherein each
of the first patterned circuit layers comprises a first concentric-circle pattern surrounding the first via;

forming a first stacking layer on each of the surfaces, the first stacking layer comprising a first dielectric layer and a
first circuit layer covering the first dielectric layer;

forming a first through hole, the first through hole penetrating regions of the first stacking layers and the substrate where
an inner diameter of a first concentric circle from a center of the first concentric-circle pattern is orthogonally projected
on;

forming a second stacking layer on each of the first stacking layers, each of the second stacking layers comprising a second
dielectric layer and a second circuit layer covering the second dielectric layer; and

forming a second through hole penetrating regions of the second stacking layers, the first stacking layers, and the substrate
where an inner diameter of a second concentric circle from the center of the first concentric-circle pattern is orthogonally
projected.

US Pat. No. 9,288,792

NETWORK NODE, TERMINAL, BANDWIDTH MODIFICATION DETERMINATION METHOD AND BANDWIDTH MODIFICATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A communication terminal apparatus, comprising:
a negotiator that negotiates a codec used for communication between the communication terminal apparatus and a counterpart
terminal at a start of the communication, using an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) signaling including one of a session description
protocol (SDP) offer and an SDP answer, the negotiated codec being a codec that supports bandwidths of input signals of a
plurality of codecs, and that changes a bandwidth of an input signal during the communication with the counterpart terminal
by changing a frequency range of the input signal; and

a bandwidth determiner that limits the bandwidth of the input signal of the codec during the communication with the counterpart
terminal, according to signaling for limiting the bandwidth of the input signal of the codec, the signaling being notified
from a network node.

US Pat. No. 9,288,777

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING CLOCK SIGNALS IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for testing master and slave network equipment, the master network equipment comprising a transmitter and a master
reference clock, the slave network equipment comprising a receiver and a slave reference clock, the method comprising:
receiving a synchronization packet comprising first control signals from the transmitter;
generating and storing at least one master timestamp sample;
in response to the receiving the synchronization packet from the transmitter, generating second control signals in slave control
circuitry;

generating and storing at least one slave timestamp sample based on the second control signals with the slave control circuitry;
and

comparing the at least one stored master timestamp sample to the at least one stored slave timestamp sample to determine whether
the master and slave reference clocks are properly synchronized;

wherein:
the first control signals comprise a transmit trigger signal and a transmit index of the transmitter; and
the second control signals comprise a receive trigger signal and a receive index of the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,286,073

READ-AFTER-WRITE HAZARD PREDICTOR EMPLOYING CONFIDENCE AND SAMPLING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A processor comprising:
a Confidence/Sampling Read-After-Write Resynchronization Predictor (CSRRP) configured to receive an address of an instruction
to be executed, store a CSRRP entry comprising the address of the instruction and a confidence score that indicates whether
executing the instruction as a resynchronization predicted store (RPS) will avoid a Read-After-Write (RAW) resynchronization
exception (RRE) penalty, and determine whether to execute the instruction as the RPS based on the confidence score.

US Pat. No. 9,283,706

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSION MOLDING FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC PARTS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method of compression molding an elongated fiber reinforced thermoplastic part, comprising:
pre-consolidating a quantity of fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin flakes into a mold charge, wherein the step of pre-consolidating
the quantity of fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin flakes further comprises: placing the quantity of fiber reinforced thermoplastic
resin flakes into a chamber, wherein the fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin flakes have a generally oval shape such that
fibers of the fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin flakes have varying lengths of between approximately 0.5 inches and approximately
1.0 inches; heating a number of electrical resistance coils integrated into ceramic band heaters sleeved over the chamber
to a melting temperature of a resin in the fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin flakes, and compacting the fiber reinforced
thermoplastic resin flakes in the chamber into the mold charge;

loading the mold charge into a charge cylinder;
heating the charge cylinder until the mold charge is flowable;
heating a mold, wherein the mold comprises a part cavity and at least one fitting cavity;
injecting the flowable mold charge into the heated mold to mold the mold charge into the part, wherein the step of injecting
the flowable mold charge into the heated mold further comprises: injecting the flowable mold charge into the heated mold to
mold the mold charge into the part to achieving a uniform distribution of the fibers of varying lengths in the part, wherein
the uniform distribution promotes isotropic mechanical properties and strengthens the part; and

cooling the mold until the part is capable of retaining its shape.

US Pat. No. 9,287,715

POWER DISTRIBUTION DEVICE, POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPRESSING INRUSH CURRENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A power distribution device comprising:
a plurality of power distribution ports that are connected to electric devices, respectively, and distribute a power supply
signal to the electric devices;

an inrush current suppressing circuit that collectively suppresses an inrush current on an upstream side ahead of the electric
devices;

a controller that detects an occurrence of the inrush current and outputs a switching instruction; and
a switch that switches, based on the switching instruction, a path for the power supply signal to a first power supply path
that causes the power supply signal to be input to the inrush current suppressing circuit when the inrush current has occurred,
and that switches, based on the switching instruction, the path for the power supply signal to a second power supply path
that causes the power supply signal to bypass the inrush current suppressing circuit when the inrush current has not occurred,

wherein when the controller receives a first instruction from one of the electric devices connected to the power distribution
ports, the controller outputs a switching instruction to cause the switch to switch the path for the power supply signal to
the first power supply path, and

wherein when the controller receives a second instruction from the one of the electric devices connected to the power distribution
ports after receiving the first instruction, the controller outputs a switching instruction to cause the switch to switch
the path for the power supply signal to the second power supply path.

US Pat. No. 9,285,264

VIBRATION MEASURING APPARATUS FOR NUCLEAR REACTOR INTERNAL STRUCTURE AND VIBRATION MEASUREMENT METHOD THEREFOR

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A vibration measuring apparatus comprising: a holder comprising an interior space and an opening, the holder being formed
with a slot to at least a portion of a circumferential edge of the opening and retaining a bonding agent for bonding the holder
on the surface of the pressure vessel, the opening being configured to closely contact with a surface of a pressure vessel
of a nuclear reactor without a gap therebetween; a vibrator configured to be provided in the interior space of the holder,
the vibrator comprising an end side and a transmitting/receiving side opposite to the end side, wherein the transmitting/receiving
side of the vibrator is configured to transmit or receive an ultrasonic wave; a bias component configured to be provided in
the interior space between the holder and the end side of the vibrator, the bias component being configured to apply a biasing
force to the vibrator in a direction of to the transmittinq/receiving side from the end side; and a metal couplant configured
to be filled in the interior space of the holder between the transmitting/receiving of the vibrator and the opening of holder,
wherein the metal couplant at a first temperature is configured to be filled in the interior space in a solid state and at
a second temperature greater than the first temperature is configured to be in a liquid state when heated to the second temperature
by heat transferred to the metal couplant via the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,288,838

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A wireless communication device configured to operate selectively in one of a plurality of states comprising a parent station
state which functions as a parent station of a wireless network and a child station state which functions as a child station
of the wireless network, the wireless communication device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor,
causing the wireless communication device to perform:

executing a group owner negotiation, by using a first intent value that the wireless communication device stores and a particular
intent value that another device stores, of determining that one of the wireless communication device and another device is
to operate in the parent station state and determining that the other of the wireless communication device and the other device
is to operate in the child station state;

establishing a first type of connection with the other device such that the wireless communication device operates in a state
determined in the group owner negotiation, wherein in a case where the first type of connection with a first device is to
be established, the first type of connection with the first device is established by using a first wireless channel, the first
wireless channel being used in a communication between the wireless communication device and the first device;

establishing a second type of connection with another device, wherein in a case where the second type of connection with a
second device different from the first device is to be established, the second type of connection with the second device is
established by using a second wireless channel, the second wireless channel being used in a communication between the wireless
communication device and the second device; and

determining at least one of a number of the first wireless channel and a number of the second wireless channel such that the
number of the first wireless channel is identical to the number of the second wireless channel, in a specific case where one
of the first type of connection with the first device and the second type of connection with the second device is to be established
under a situation in which the other of the first type of connection with the first device and the second type of connection
with the second device has been established.

US Pat. No. 9,284,068

FAST-LOW ENERGY TRANSFER TO EARTH-MOON LAGRANGE POINT L2

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A control system for a hybrid propulsion spacecraft configured for transfer between low earth parking orbit (LEO) and a
Lissajous L2 orbit (L2O), the control system comprising:
a first control portion communicably connected to a high thrust (HT) engine portion of the hybrid propulsion spacecraft;
a second control portion communicably connected to a low thrust high specific impulse (LT-HI) engine portion of the hybrid
propulsion spacecraft; and

the first and second control portions being configured to control both the HT engine portion and the LT-HI engine portion
of the hybrid propulsion spacecraft to provide an optimal LEO to L2O transfer trajectory;

wherein the optimal LEO to L2O trajectory includes an optimal LT-HI trajectory portion, selected from a stable manifold trajectory,
and an optimal HT trajectory portion, and wherein the LT-HI trajectory portion and HT trajectory portion are configured for
providing a combined optimal trajectory along the LEO to L2O transfer trajectory, and are optimized substantially simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,283,598

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR RADIO-FREQUENCY ASSISTED REMOVAL OF SEALANT

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of sealing a fuel tank within an aircraft, the method comprising:
sealing the fuel tank with sealant by applying a first quantity of uncured sealant to the fuel tank and by curing the first
quantity of uncured sealant to form a first cured sealant;

inspecting the first cured sealant in the fuel tank to determine if the fuel tank is properly sealed; and
determining that the fuel tank is not properly sealed;
exposing a volume of the first cured sealant to microwave radiation, sufficient to heat a susceptor within the volume to form
a reduced bond-strength sealant;

physically removing the reduced bond-strength sealant; and
sealing the fuel tank with sealant by applying a second quantity of uncured sealant to the fuel tank and by curing the second
quantity of uncured sealant to form a second cured sealant.

US Pat. No. 9,287,019

COMPOSITION FOR WIRE PROTECTIVE MEMBER, WIRE PROTECTIVE MEMBER, AND WIRING HARNESS

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition for a wire protective member comprising:
a polypropylene having a propylene monomer constituting 50 to 95 percent by mass of monomers forming a polymer, a melt flow
rate of 0.5 to 5 g/10 min, and a melting point of 150 degrees C. or more;

a bromine-based flame retardant and an antimony trioxide as a flame retarder;
a phenol-based antioxidant as a heat resistance life improving agent; and
a metal deactivator,
wherein the propylene has a tensile strength of 20 to 35 MPa and a Charpy impact strength of 10 kJ/m2 or more at 23 degrees C.; and

1.5 to 15 parts by mass in total of the bromine-based flame retardant and the antimony trioxide, 0.1 to 3 parts by mass of
the phenol-based antioxidant, and 0.1 to 3 parts by mass of the metal deactivator are compounded with 100 parts by mass of
the polypropylene.

US Pat. No. 9,288,803

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ACTIVATING/DEACTIVATING SECONDARY CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving control information including an activation command or a deactivation command of at least one secondary cell in
a first sub-frame from a base station;

performing at least one first operation corresponding to the activation command of the at least one secondary cell in a second
sub-frame, if the control information includes the activation command for the at least one secondary cell; and

performing at least one second operation corresponding to the deactivation command of the at least one secondary cell no later
than the second sub-frame, if the control information includes the deactivation command for the at least one secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 9,285,171

HEAT EXCHANGE SYSTEM AND VEHICLE REFRIGERATION CYCLE SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A heat exchange system comprising:
a unified heat exchanger that includes:
a first heat exchanging arrangement that exchanges heat between first fluid and subject heat exchanging fluid; and
a second heat exchanging arrangement that exchanges heat between second fluid and the subject heat exchanging fluid, wherein:
a temperature of the first fluid, which is supplied to the first heat exchanging arrangement is different from a temperature
of the second fluid, which is supplied to the second heat exchanging arrangement;

the first heat exchanging arrangement and the second heat exchanging arrangement are integrated together and are arranged
to enable heat exchange of the subject heat exchanging fluid with both of the first fluid and the second fluid;

a temperature of the subject heat exchanging fluid at the unified heat exchanger is adjustable by adjusting at least one of
an amount of heat exchange between the first fluid and the subject heat exchanging fluid at the first heat exchanging arrangement
and an amount of heat exchange between the second fluid and the subject heat exchanging fluid at the second heat exchanging
arrangement;

the heat exchange system further comprises a heat exchange amount adjusting mechanism, which adjusts at least one of the amount
of heat exchange between the first fluid and the subject heat exchanging fluid at the first heat exchanging arrangement, and
the amount of heat exchange between the second fluid and the subject heat exchanging fluid at the second heat exchanging arrangement;

the first heat exchanging arrangement includes a plurality of first fluid side tubes, which conduct the first fluid;
the second heat exchanging arrangement includes a plurality of second fluid side tubes, which conduct the second fluid;
the plurality of first fluid side tubes and the plurality of second fluid side tubes each have a first row and a second row
arranged in a flow direction of the subject heat exchanging fluid;

the plurality of first fluid side tubes and the plurality of second fluid side tubes are held between a first header tank
and a second header tank, the first header tank having a first distributing space that conducts the first fluid from a first
inflow conduit to the first row of the plurality of first fluid side tubes and a first collecting space that conducts the
first fluid from the second row of the plurality of first fluid side tubes to a first outflow conduit, and the second header
tank having a second distributing space that conducts the second fluid from a second inflow conduit to the first row of the
plurality of second fluid side tubes and a second collecting space that conducts the second fluid from the second row of the
plurality of second fluid side tubes to a second outflow conduit;

a subject heat exchanging fluid passage is formed between an outer surface of a corresponding one of the plurality of first
fluid side tubes and an outer surface of a corresponding one of the plurality of second fluid side tubes to conduct the subject
heat exchanging fluid;

at least one tube selected from one of the plurality of first fluid side tubes and the plurality of second fluid side tubes
is interposed between and is spaced from adjacent two tubes selected from the other one of the plurality of first fluid side
tubes and the plurality of second fluid side tubes to form the subject heat exchanging fluid passage between the at least
one tube selected from the one of the plurality of first fluid side tubes and the plurality of second fluid side tubes and
each of the adjacent two tubes selected from the other one of the plurality of first fluid side tubes and the plurality of
second fluid side tubes;

an outer fin is placed in the subject heat exchanging fluid passage to promote heat exchange at each of the first heat exchanging
arrangement and the second heat exchanging arrangement;

the first heat exchanging arrangement is a heating heat exchanging arrangement that heats the subject heat exchanging fluid
by exchanging the heat between the first fluid, which flows through the plurality of first fluid side tubes, and the subject
heat exchanging fluid, which flows around the plurality of first fluid side tubes; and

the second heat exchanging arrangement is a cooling heat exchanging arrangement that cools the subject heat exchanging fluid
by exchanging the heat between the second fluid, which flows through the plurality of second fluid side tubes, and the subject
heat exchanging fluid, which flows around the plurality of second fluid side tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,282,889

OPHTHALMOLOGIC PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND CAMERA FOR USE IN OPHTHALMOLOGIC PHOTOGRAPHING

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A camera which is detachable from a fundus camera body including an illumination optical system configured to illuminate
a subject's eye with illumination light and a photographing optical system configured to photograph the subject's eye illuminated
by the illumination optical system with one of visible light and infrared light, the camera comprising:
an image sensor including a light receiving surface to receive return light from the subject's eye through the photographing
optical system; and

a display unit configured to display an image of the subject's eye formed on the light receiving surface in monochrome based
on an output signal from the image sensor in a case where the illumination optical system illuminates the subject's eye with
the infrared light, and to display an image of the subject's eye formed on the light receiving surface in color based on an
output signal from the image sensor in a case where the illumination optical system illuminates the subject's eye with visible
light.

US Pat. No. 9,287,934

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A communication device, included in either a vehicle or a power supply device, in a communication system, the communication
system configured such that a communication signal is transmitted and received using a pair of power supply lines, the power
supply lines connecting the vehicle having a power storage device to the power supply device for supplying power to the power
storage device, the communication device including:
a pair of communication lines which are respectively connected to the pair of power supply lines; and
a pair of induction elements each having one end connected to each of the pair of communication lines, wherein
the other ends of the pair of induction elements are connected to a reference potential.

US Pat. No. 9,283,711

HYBRID ABLATIVE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of forming a thermal protection system for high speed aircraft comprising:
mechanically working a first amount of uncured, silicone-based ablator material into a first surface of a felt layer such
that the ablator material penetrates a distance into a thickness of the felt layer thereby forming a region in the felt layer
exposed at the first surface that has a mixture of felt and ablator material;

adding a second amount of uncured, silicone-based ablator material to the first surface across the worked ablator material
at the region formed in the felt layer such that the first and second amounts of uncured, silicone-based ablator material
are combined; and

curing the combined ablator material.
US Pat. No. 9,285,506

ITO FILM, ITO POWDER USED IN MANUFACTURING SAME ITO FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ITO POWDER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ITO FILM

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. An ITO film having a band gap in a range of 4.0 eV to 4.5 eV, wherein the ITO film has an L*a*b* color tone in which L*
is from 99.5 to 99.7, a* is from ?0.35 to ?0.17, and b* is from ?0.24 to ?0.06.

US Pat. No. 9,288,835

METHOD, USER TERMINAL AND NETWORK SIDE EQUIPMENT FOR IMPROVING NETWORK RESOURCE OCCUPANCY

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for improving network resource occupancy in a communication system, comprising:
obtaining, by a network side equipment of the communication system, a resource occupation rate of the communication system;
and

setting, by the network side equipment, a time threshold of a dormancy timer for a user terminal according to the resource
occupation rate, wherein the dormancy timer starts when there is no data transmission between the user terminal and the network
side equipment, and expires when it reaches the time threshold, and the time threshold of the dormancy timer decreases as
the resource occupation rate increases; and

when the dormancy timer expires, releasing, by the network side equipment, a connection with the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,287,969

PROTECTION CHANNEL PROVISIONING METHOD AND NODE EQUIPMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A protection channel provisioning method used in a network system including a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:
reserving a first protection channel corresponding to a first work channel and a second protection channel corresponding to
a second work channel;

provisioning a shared protection channel by configuring a circuit of node equipment provided on a shared route on which the
first protection channel and the second protection channel are reserved so that a data signal of the first work channel or
a data signal of the second work channel is transmitted via the shared route; and

configuring a circuit of branch node equipment provided in a branch node at which the shared protection channel is guided
to a first node corresponding to the first protection channel and a second node corresponding to the second protection channel
so that the data signal transmitted via the shared protection channel is not guided to the first node and the second node,
wherein

when the data signal of the first work channel is transmitted on the first work channel without fail and the data signal of
the second work channel is transmitted on the second work channel without fail, the data signal of the first work channel
or the data signal of the second work channel is transmitted via the shared protection channel to the branch node, and the
branch node equipment provided in the branch node discards the data signal received via the shared protection channel.

US Pat. No. 9,287,534

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

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

1. A rechargeable battery, comprising: an electrode assembly including first electrodes and second electrodes; a casing including
a space in which the electrode assembly is embedded; a cap plate combined with the casing; and
a first thin film insulating member fused with the casing and surrounding the casing,
wherein a second thin film insulating member is coated on and covers the cap plate, wherein a top of the first thin film insulating
member includes a fusion part that is bent and fused with the second thin film insulating member.

US Pat. No. 9,285,646

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel, comprising:
an optical component for reflecting light with a specific wavelength and transmitting other light; and
a first Guest Host (GH) liquid crystal cell and a second GH liquid crystal cell located at two opposite sides of the optical
component, the first GH liquid crystal cell and the second GH liquid crystal cell each comprising a plurality of pixel units
which have a first operation state and a second operation state, the pixel units transmitting natural light under the first
operation state and transmitting linearly polarized light under the second operation state,

wherein when the pixel units are under the second operation state, a polarization direction of the light reflected by the
optical component is substantially perpendicular to an extension direction of a polarization axis of the pixel units, thereby
achieving a dark state display.

US Pat. No. 9,285,000

DISC BRAKE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A disc brake comprising:
a caliper main body configured to have a pad assembling space that is disposed across over a disc rotor and opens toward an
approximate middle thereof in a rotor radial direction and a connector part that is disposed to cross the pad assembling space
in a rotor axial direction;

a pair of brake pads configured to be disposed to be opposite to the disc rotor; and
a pad spring configured to be engaged with the connector part by a pair of claw portions facing each other, to be installed
on the caliper main body, and to bias the brake pads in a rotor rotational outlet direction and inward in the rotor radial
direction,

wherein the connector part is installed at a middle position of the pad assembling space in a rotor rotational direction,
and is provided with a hole portion formed to be offset in the rotor rotational direction with respect to a middle position
of the brake pads in the rotor rotational direction,

wherein the pad spring has a symmetrical shape with respect to the center in a longitudinal direction thereof, and
wherein the pad spring is configured such that at least one of the pair of claw portions is disposed in the hole portion,
the pair of claw portions are engaged with the connector part, and a position of the pad spring is defined relative to the
brake pads in a state in which the center of the pad spring in the longitudinal direction is offset in a rotor rotational
direction with respect to the center of the brake pads in the rotor rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 9,288,211

PROVIDING ACCESS CONTROL FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DOCUMENT FIELDS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method to control access to information, the method comprising:
a computer hardware generating a modified list of search terms by adding first additional search terms to a list of search
terms, wherein the first additional terms include synonyms of the search terms and terms that are related to the search terms;
the computer hardware removing frequently used words from the modified list of search terms; and

responsive to a determination that a user has authorization to view a first type of field of a first document, the computer
hardware adding to the modified list of search terms an encrypted version of a search term included in a list of search terms
such that execution of a search using the modified list of search terms returns a result that identifies the first document
as a search result when either the unencrypted or the encrypted version of the search term is found in a list of index terms
associated with the first document;

the computer hardware determining that a second type of field of a second document has restricted access, based on a second
degree of authorization of the user; the computer hardware generating a modified list of index terms by encrypting one or
more tokens occurring in the second type of field using a second set of encryption settings; and

the computer hardware executing an indexing step using the modified list of index terms.

US Pat. No. 9,287,445

NANO-STRUCTURED LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A nano-structured light-emitting device comprising:
a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type;
a plurality of nanostructures disposed on the first semiconductor layer and each comprising a nanocore, and an active layer
and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type that enclose surfaces of the nanocore;

an electrode layer enclosing and covering the plurality of nanostructures, the electrode layer having a first surface facing
the plurality of nanostructures; and

a plurality of resistant layers disposed on a second surface of the electrode layer opposite to the first surface and each
corresponding to a respective nanostructure of the plurality of nanostructures.

US Pat. No. 9,287,043

MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HAVING CONTROLLED DIFFERENCE IN CONTINUITY BETWEEN INTERNAL ELECTRODES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic electronic component, comprising:
a ceramic body including dielectric layers;
first and second internal electrodes disposed to face each other within the ceramic body with the dielectric layer interposed
therebetween; and

first and second external electrodes electrically connected to the first and second internal electrodes,
wherein the ceramic body includes a capacitance forming part contributing to capacitance formation and a non-capacitance forming
part provided on at least one of upper and lower surfaces of the capacitance forming part,

when the capacitance forming part is divided into three areas in a thickness direction of the ceramic body, a difference in
continuity between internal electrodes in a middle area of the three areas and internal electrodes in upper and lower areas
thereof is greater than 1% and less than 5%, and

the continuity of the internal electrodes in the upper and lower areas is 95% or higher.

US Pat. No. 9,285,952

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATION OF A COMPUTING DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of generating a graphical user interface on a display of a computing device, the method comprising in response
to an input to the device:
receiving a user selection of a field;
in response to the selection, displaying a drop down menu including a plurality of columns, where each of the plurality of
columns independently move vertically in response swipe gestures on that column;

for each of the columns:
selecting a first set of data from a first data source for display within that column;
selecting a subset of the first set of data from the first data source, the subset being selected based on the available area
of the display;

displaying the subset within that column;
detecting a swipe gesture across a portion of that column;
selecting a portion of the first set of data comprising more data of the first set of data than the selected subset; and
prior to receiving user input within that column, displaying at least said portion of the first set of data as a moving image
within that column to indicate to the user that more data is available in the first set of data than in the subset of the
first set of data; and

displaying data in the field corresponding to data in a predefined row of the plurality of columns.

US Pat. No. 9,288,811

BASE STATION DEVICE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A base station device, which performs radio communication with a user equipment using a first carrier and a second carrier
in a mobile communication system, the base station device comprising:
an uplink signal reception unit configured to receive a first uplink signal and a second uplink signal, the first and second
uplink signals being transmitted from the user equipment via carrier aggregation; and

a downlink signal transmission unit configured to transmit a first downlink signal and a second downlink signal to the user
equipment via carrier aggregation, wherein

the downlink signal transmission unit is configured not to transmit the first downlink signal when the uplink signal reception
unit receives the second uplink signal so as to reduce degradation of a reception quality of the first downlink signal in
the user equipment, and configured to transmit the first downlink signal when the uplink signal reception unit does not receive
the second uplink signal,

the first uplink signal being transmitted from the user equipment to the base station device and the first downlink signal
being transmitted from the base station device to the user equipment in the first carrier, and the second uplink signal being
transmitted from the user equipment to the base station device and the second downlink signal being transmitted from the base
station device to the user equipment in the second carrier,

the user equipment including a duplexer for the second carrier having a function of electrically separating a transmission
path from a reception path, the duplexer not considering a frequency band of the first downlink signal, and

where the second uplink signal degrades the reception quality of the first downlink signal when the user equipment simultaneously
receives the first downlink signal and transmits the second uplink signal.

US Pat. No. 9,288,696

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS DEVICE PERFORMANCE TESTING

Google Technology Holding...

11. An apparatus, comprising:
an anechoic chamber;
a test position for a wireless unit under test; and
a set of probe positioning devices, each probe positioning device capable of positioning one probe antenna over a range of
azimuth angles and a range of elevation angles,

wherein each probe antenna of the set of probe positioning devices is set at a different one of a set of optimized angles
of arrival (AoA) that correspond to one set of radio links, wherein the set of optimized AoAs have been generated by a model
that simulates the wireless unit under test operating in a radio system, and

a set of signal generators, each of which generating a probe radio signal by modifying signal characteristics of a test signal
using one of a mathematical model and a channel model;

wherein the radio links are links representing different propagation paths between the wireless unit under test and another
transceiver operating within the radio system, and wherein each optimized AoA is an angle determined by the model to optimally
represent an AoA of one link with reference to the wireless unit under test.

US Pat. No. 9,286,459

AUTHORIZED REMOTE ACCESS TO AN OPERATING SYSTEM HOSTED BY A VIRTUAL MACHINE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method for providing authorized remote access to an operating system hosted by a virtual machine (VM), the method comprising:
defining, at a client system, a first profile and a first key for a first user and a second profile and a second key for a
second user, the first profile and first key for the first user and the second profile and the second key for the second user
also being defined on a server system;

receiving, at the client system from the first user, a request for an initial program load (IPL) of an operating system hosted
by the VM, the VM being provided by a server system;

generating, at the client system, a first authentication token for the second user and a shut-down instruction for shutting
down the operating system, the first authentication token being generated based on the second key of the second user the second
user currently having access to the operation system;

communicating, by the client system, the first authentication token and the shut-down instruction to the server system, the
first authentication token being verifiable by the server system using the second key prior to execution of the shut-down
instruction on the server system to shut-down the operating system;

confirming, at the client system, the shut-down of the operating system;
in response to the confirming, generating, at the client system, a second authentication token for the first user and an IPL
instruction for restarting the operating system, the second authentication token being generated based on the first key of
the first user; and

communicating, by the client system, the second authentication token and the IPL instruction to the server system, the second
authentication token being verifiable by the server system using the first key prior to execution of the IPL instruction on
the server system to re-start the operating system.

US Pat. No. 9,285,662

PROJECTOR AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROJECTOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A projector that projects an image based on image information, the projector comprising:
an operation reception unit that receives input operations, the input operations including a first input operation and a second
input operation;

a selection unit that allows selection of one of a plurality of controlled objects located in correspondence with vertices
of a contour of the image based on the image information and sides of the contour, the selection being made based on the first
input operation; and

a correction unit that allows movement of the controlled object selected by using the selection unit within the image based
on the second input operation and corrects the contour of the image based on the moved controlled object.

US Pat. No. 9,283,894

WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless power supply system comprising:
a power sending resonance coil that has an air coil and a capacitor connected serially to the air coil, and transmits power
as a first magnetic field wirelessly, the power sending resonance coil having a first resonant frequency within a predetermined
range;

one or more relay resonance coils that resonate at a second resonant frequency within the predetermined range;
a power receiving resonance coil that resonates at a third resonant frequency within the predetermined range, the power receiving
resonance coil being placed in a position where the power receiving resonance coil does not receive power directly from the
power sending resonance coil; and

a posture control apparatus that controls a direction of a coil axis of at least one of the power sending resonance coil,
the power receiving resonance coil and the relay resonance coil, the direction of the coil axis being changed by the posture
control apparatus,

wherein the one or more relay resonance coils relay power from the power sending resonance coil to the power receiving coil
using a second magnetic field inducted by the first magnetic field,

the second magnetic field inducts a third magnetic field in the power receiving coil, and
the power receiving coil receives power using the third magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 9,288,660

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE ACTIVATION OF SERVICES

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
detecting a connection with a mobile device at an equipment interface;
in response to detection of the connection, causing, at least in part, retrieval of a unique hardware identifier associated
with the mobile device;

causing, at least in part, transmission of a request for a service status of the mobile device to a service platform, the
request specifying the unique hardware identifier to the service platform;

receiving a service status of the mobile device from the service platform, the service status being based on the unique hardware
identifier;

determining that the mobile device is eligible for a service based on the service status; and
initiating presentation of a visual indicator of the eligibility for the service based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,288,003

RECEPTION CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A reception circuit comprising:
a plurality of block circuits, each block circuit including: a phase control circuit that controls a phase of a first clock,
and a plurality of internal circuits that are driven by a second clock generated based on the phase-controlled first clock;
and

an operation phase control circuit configured to include a phase detecting circuit that detects a phase of the second clock
in each of the block circuits, and control the phase control circuit in each of the block circuits in such a way that the
phases of the second clocks in the block circuits vary,

wherein each of the block circuits comprises a clock data recovery circuit, each of the internal circuits comprises a demultiplexer,
and the second clock comprises a frequency-divided clock obtained by frequency-dividing the phase-controlled first clock;
and

wherein each of the clock data recovery circuits comprises:
a digital filter circuit configured to adjust a sampling timing between an input data signal and the frequency-divided clock;
an operation control circuit configured to control an operation of the digital filter circuit in accordance with a control
signal from the operation phase control circuit; and

a frequency lock detector configured to detect whether a frequency of the frequency-divided clock has been locked by the digital
filter circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,285,483

LOCATION CALCULATING METHOD AND LOCATION CALCULATING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A location calculating method comprising:
acquiring measurement information by receiving satellite signals from positioning satellites and storing the acquired measurement
information in a storage unit in association with acquisition time;

calculating movement information that includes a movement direction and a movement distance by using a detection result of
a sensor unit that at least includes an acceleration sensor and storing the calculated movement information in the storage
unit in association with calculation time; and

calculating a past location corresponding to a desired time in the past when a predetermined process was performed by using
at least the measurement information of which the acquisition time satisfies a predetermined proximity time condition and
the movement information of which the calculation time is between the acquisition time of the measurement information and
the given desired time, wherein the desired time is at a time different than the acquisition time of the measurement information.

US Pat. No. 9,283,411

GAS SENSING DRIFT COMPENSATION USING GAS SELF-REFERENCING FOR END OF SERVICE LIFE INDICATION FOR RESPIRATORS

Honeywell International I...

1. An end-of-service-life indicator system for a filter cartridge for a respirator, comprising:
a gas sensor;
at least two sample streams from the cartridge alternatively in fluid communication with the gas sensor; and
a valve controlling the flow from the at least two sample streams to the gas sensor, wherein the gas sensor compares the at
least two sample streams;

wherein each of the least two sample streams samples from sample points within the cartridge and the sample points for the
sample streams are located at different depths within the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 9,288,106

ADDING DEVICE-WIDE CAPABILITIES AND PARAMETERS TO SPLIT-ARCHITECTURE DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method implemented in a network element for determining and configuring of capabilities of network element components,
the network element components including a set of control elements where the set of control elements determines capabilities
of each of a set of forwarding elements, the method comprising the steps of:
initiating communication with a forwarding element in the set of forwarding elements by a control element in the set of control
elements;

requesting, by the control element, the forwarding element to provide a set of logical function block identifiers of supported
logical function blocks for the forwarding element;

receiving the set of logical function block identifiers from the forwarding element in response to the request;
matching the set of logical function block identifiers with known forwarding element capabilities to determine capabilities
of the forwarding element; and

updating a forwarding element capability model with the capabilities of the forwarding element.

US Pat. No. 9,287,031

MULTILAYER INDUCTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer inductor comprising:
a body having a plurality of dielectric layers stacked therein;
a plurality of conductor patterns formed on the plurality of dielectric layers;
via electrodes formed in the dielectric layers and connecting the conductor patterns disposed adjacent to each other in a
vertical direction to form a coil; and

pad patterns formed between the conductor patterns and the dielectric layers at positions of the via electrodes,
wherein a width of at least one of the pad patterns is equal to or less than a width of at least one of the plurality of conductor
patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,285,765

DEVELOPER SUPPLY CARTRIDGE WITH SHUTTER PORTION FOR OPENING AND CLOSING A SUPPLY OPENING

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A developer supply cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an image forming apparatus for forming an image
on a recording material by developer, said developer supply cartridge comprising:
an accommodating portion, provided with a supply opening for permitting discharge of developer, for accommodating the developer;
a shutter portion movable between a closed position where the supply opening is closed from an outside of said accommodating
portion and an open position where the supply opening is open to the outside; and

a movable portion for moving said shutter portion, wherein said movable portion is movable between a first position where
said shutter portion is positioned in the closed position and a second position where said shutter portion is positioned in
the open position, and

wherein said movable portion in the first position is engaged with an engaging portion so that said movable portion is moved
with the movement of said developer supply cartridge and then said movable portion is positioned in the second position when
said developer supply cartridge reaches a mounting position, the mounting position being a position where said developer supply
cartridge is mounted to the main assembly,

wherein said movable portion performs a preventing operation for preventing movement thereof to the first position when said
movable portion is positioned in the second position during mounting of said developer supply cartridge to the main assembly,
and

wherein, said movable portion is moved from the second position to a preventing position in the preventing operation, the
preventing position being a position where said shutter portion is positioned in the open position and said movable portion
is located at a position different from the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,285,645

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a first substrate and a second substrate opposed to each other;
a blue phase liquid crystal layer arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a first polarizer located on a side of the first substrate away from the blue phase liquid crystal layer;
a second polarizer located on a side of the second substrate away from the blue phase liquid crystal layer;
a first electrode located on a side of the first substrate facing the blue phase liquid crystal layer;
a second electrode located on a side of the second substrate facing the blue phase liquid crystal layer, the first electrode
and the second electrode being configured to generate a vertical electrical field;

a first prism layer located between the blue phase liquid crystal layer and the first polarizer and configured to deflect
an incident light and direct the deflected incident light towards the blue phase liquid crystal layer; and

a second prism layer located between the blue phase liquid crystal layer and the second polarizer and configured to deflect
the incident light having passed through the blue phase liquid crystal layer and direct the deflected incident light towards
the outside of the display panel;

wherein the first prism layer comprises a plurality of first triangular prisms and the second prism layer comprises a plurality
of second triangular prisms and both the first triangular prisms and the second triangular prisms are isosceles triangular
prisms;

wherein the first triangular prisms each comprise a bottom face which is parallel to the first substrate and two refractive
faces which are inclined at an angle of 30˜80 degrees with respect to the bottom face thereof; and/or the second triangular
prisms each comprise a bottom face which is parallel to the second substrate and two refractive faces which are inclined at
an angle of 30˜80 degrees with respect to the bottom face of the second triangular prism; and

wherein the first triangular prisms have the same size as that of the second triangular prisms, and the first triangular prisms
and the second triangular prisms are arranged such that their tops are opposed to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,284,465

INK COMPOSITION FOR INK JET RECORDING

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An ink composition for ink jet recording, comprising:
water;
a coloring material; and
three or more kinds of acetylene glycol-based surfactant selected from the group consisting of acetylene glycol represented
by the following general formula (1), and an ethylene oxide adduct of acetylene glycol represented by the following general
formula (2),

wherein a total content of the acetylene glycol-based surfactant is 0.1% by mass to 3% by mass with respect to the total mass
of the ink composition

(in the general formula (1), each of R1 and R2 independently represents an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms)
(in the general formula (2), each of R3 and R4 independently represents an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, each of m and n independently represents an integer of
0.5 to 25, and m+n is 1 to 40),
wherein the acetylene glycol-based surfactant includes one or more kinds of acetylene glycol represented by the above general
formula (1) and two or more kinds of ethylene oxide adduct of acetylene glycol represented by the above general formula (2).

US Pat. No. 9,288,370

IMAGING APPARATUS AND AUDIO PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
an imaging unit that generates an image signal corresponding to an image obtained by an optical system;
an audio obtaining unit that obtains an audio signal; and
a control unit that controls a driving operation of a component of the optical system so as to start driving in accordance
with a drive start instruction, to drive for a predetermined driving period, and to stop driving after the predetermined driving
period;

a determination unit that determines a noise period in which a noise is included in the audio signal obtained by the audio
obtaining unit,

where the determination unit performs an operation for determining the noise period in an analysis period which includes a
determined period from a driving stop timing of the component of the optical system and determines the noise period in the
analysis period in accordance with the obtained audio signal in the analysis period; and

an audio processing unit that reduces a noise from the audio signal in the noise period determined by the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 9,285,836

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:
a body having a front face;
a touch-sensitive display exposed at the front face of the body;
a mechanical keyboard at the front face, the mechanical keyboard having mechanical keys arranged in exactly three rows, a
total number of the mechanical keys equalling twenty nine and each of the mechanical keys being associated with only one of:
a single keyboard function and a single character and each of the mechanical keys having printed thereon a representation
of only one of: a single keyboard function and a single character, the single character being one of a first plurality of
characters that excludes numerical characters, punctuation marks, symbols, and emoticons and the single keyboard function
being one of a plurality of keyboard functions;

a memory; and
a processor coupled to the touch-sensitive display, the keyboard, and the memory to execute a program stored in the memory
to cause the portable electronic device to:

display, on the touch-sensitive display, a plurality of selectable options, each of the selectable options associated with
a virtual keyboard comprising selectable buttons, the plurality of selectable options being provided in a single row on the
touch-sensitive display adjacent to the mechanical keyboard;

in response to detecting a touch, on the touch-sensitive display, at a location associated with a first selectable option
of the plurality of selectable options, displaying, on the touch-sensitive display, the virtual keyboard associated with the
first selectable option, wherein the selectable buttons of the virtual keyboard are associated with one of: numerical characters,
symbols, punctuation, and emoticons and wherein one of the selectable buttons of the virtual keyboard is a lock key that is
selectable to lock the virtual keyboard on the touch-sensitive display and to unlock the virtual keyboard on the touch-sensitive
display;

in response to detecting selection of one of the selectable buttons associated with one of a numerical character, a symbol,
a punctuation mark, and an emoticon when the virtual keyboard is not locked on the touch-sensitive display, discontinue display
of the virtual keyboard associated with the first selectable option;

in response to detecting selection of one of the selectable buttons associated with one of a numerical character, a symbol,
a punctuation mark, and an emoticon when the virtual keyboard is locked on the touch-sensitive display, maintain display of
the virtual keyboard associated with the first selectable option,

wherein the mechanical keys of the mechanical keyboard include touch sensors to detect touches on the mechanical keys such
that the mechanical keys are depressible to provide input to the processor and are touch-sensitive to provide further input
to the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,284,891

CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VARIABLE VALVE MECHANISM

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A control apparatus for a variable valve mechanism that varies a valve characteristic of an engine valve, comprising:
a feedforward manipulated variable calculating unit that calculates a feedforward manipulated variable according to a dynamic
characteristic of the variable valve mechanism;

an actual manipulated variable calculating unit that calculates an actual manipulated variable that can be output by the variable
valve mechanism;

a corrective manipulated variable calculating unit that calculates a corrective manipulated variable for correcting a difference
between the calculated feedforward manipulated variable and the actual manipulated variable while changing the valve characteristic
of the engine valve by controlling the variable valve mechanism; and

a feedforward manipulated variable correcting unit that corrects the feedforward manipulated variable according to the corrective
manipulated variable after the corrective manipulated variable is calculated;

wherein the corrective manipulated variable calculating unit calculates, as the corrective manipulated variable, an integrated
value of saturating amount obtained from the actual and feedforward manipulated variables when the feedforward manipulated
variable differs in a particular way from the actual manipulated variable.

US Pat. No. 9,283,762

DROPLET EJECTING APPARATUS AND DROPLET EJECTING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A droplet ejecting apparatus which records dots on a medium comprising:
an ejecting unit which ejects droplets; and
a control unit which controls
a printing operation in which dots are recorded on the medium by performing multipass recording in which recording of dots
which are located in one main scanning line which goes along a main scanning direction is completed in a recording operation
in the main scanning direction of N times (N is an integer of 2 or greater) by executing the recording operation in the main
scanning direction in which dots are recorded by ejecting the droplets along the main scanning direction of the medium, and
a sub-scanning operation in which the medium and the ejecting unit are relatively moved in a sub-scanning direction which
intersects the main scanning direction, and

a maintenance operation in which maintenance with respect to the ejecting unit is performed,
wherein the control unit performs a control so that a predetermined number equal to at least recording operations in the main
scanning direction of (N?1) times is performed between the previous maintenance operation and the subsequent maintenance operation
when performing maintenance operations of a plurality of times,

wherein a time for interrupting the printing operation due to the maintenance process of one time is limited to be shorter
than an allowed time,

wherein a maintenance process of which a time needed for completion is equal to or longer than the allowed time is distributed
into maintenance operations of a plurality of times which are equal to or shorter than the allowed time.

US Pat. No. 9,288,896

ELECTRICAL DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An electrical device comprising:
a first substrate having a first side and a second side, the first side being opposed to the second side;
a second substrate opposed to the first side of the first substrate;
a functional element arranged between the first side of the first substrate and the second substrate;
a first electrode arranged to a first substrate side of the functional element, the first electrode overlapping with the functional
element in a planar view;

a second electrode arranged to a second substrate side of the functional element, the second electrode overlapping with the
functional element in the planar view;

an electronic circuit arranged between the functional element and the first electrode, the electronic circuit overlapping
with the first electrode and the second electrode in the planar view, the electronic circuit driving the functional element;

a connecting section electrically connecting the first electrode to the second electrode; and
a protection circuit coupled between an output terminal of the electronic circuit and the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,288,863

LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METHODS USING RECONFIGURABLE DIMMING MAPPING

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
at least one light emitting device; and
a reconfigurable driver circuit configured to drive the at least one light emitting device with an intensity that varies responsive
to a dimming signal according to an adjustable mapping of the dimming signal to output of the light emitting device,

wherein the mapping is configurable using circuit component selection, and
wherein the includes selection among linear and nonlinear circuit components.