US Pat. No. 9,305,280

AIRBORNE FULFILLMENT CENTER UTILIZING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR ITEM DELIVERY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

6. A system for delivering an ordered item to a user, the system comprising:
an aerial fulfillment center (“AFC”) that is airborne at an altitude and configured to receive and store a plurality of inventory
items;

a shuttle configured to transport inbound items to the AFC while the AFC is airborne;
a plurality of UAVs located at the AFC and configured to transport items from the AFC to delivery locations, while the AFC
is airborne; and

an inventory management system that sends an instruction directing a UAV of the plurality of UAVs to transport the ordered
item from the AFC to a delivery location while the AFC is airborne.

US Pat. No. 9,304,204

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTICALLY MEASURING THE INTERIOR OF A PIPE

SMS MEER GMBH, Moencheng...

1. A method of optically internally surveying a seamless pipe manufactured by rolling, or of a pipe welded with a longitudinal
seam and manufactured from sheet metal plates shaped to form half shells, from a shaped sheet metal plate, or from a metal
strip unwound from a coil, the method comprising the steps of:
moving a sensor that emits a laser beam inside the pipe horizontally through the pipe;
scanning with the sensor as it moves through the pipe an inner surface of the pipe;
determining with a laser tracker positioned stationarily outside the pipe at the end of the travel path the position of the
sensor inside the pipe along and transverse to an axis of the pipe and

forming a survey of the inner surface of the pipe by combining outputs of the sensor and laser tracker.

US Pat. No. 9,306,552

HIGH VOLTAGE MAXIMUM VOLTAGE SELECTOR CIRCUIT WITH NO QUIESCENT CURRENT

Linear Technology Corpora...

1. A maximum voltage selection circuit comprising:
multiple inputs, each for receiving a different input voltage;
an output for delivering the highest of the input voltages; and
a voltage selection circuit that:
automatically selects the input having the largest voltage magnitude;
automatically delivers the voltage at the selected input to the output; and
does not draw quiescent operating current from any of the inputs,
wherein for each and every unique combination of two of the multiple inputs, the voltage selection circuit comprises:
an enhancement mode FET with a channel connected in series between a first input of the unique combination of the two inputs
and the output, the enhancement mode FET also having a gate;

a connection between the gate of the enhancement mode FET and the second input of the unique combination of the two inputs
through the channel of a depletion mode FET;

an additional enhancement mode FET with a channel connected in series between the second of the unique combination of the
two inputs and the output, the additional enhancement mode FET having a gate; and

a connection between the gate of the additional enhancement mode FET and the first of the unique combination of the two inputs
through the channel of an additional depletion mode FET.

US Pat. No. 9,303,082

IMMUNOGENIC POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING A SCAFFOLD POLYPEPTIDE AND A L2 POLYPEPTIDE OR A FRAGMENT THEREOF

DKFZ Deutsches Krebsforsc...

1. An immunogenic fusion polypeptide comprising:
(a) a scaffold polypeptide selected from the group consisting of thioredoxin polypeptides, and thioredoxin polypeptides from
thermophile bacteria; and

(b) a L2 peptide as set forth in one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-15, 20-22 and 31-479, wherein the scaffold polypeptide constrains the
structure of the L2 peptide.

US Pat. No. 9,304,023

FLOW METER WITH ACOUSTIC ARRAY

Rubicon Research Pty Ltd,...

1. A flow meter for a pipe or open channel, said flow meter including a longitudinal member adapted to, in use, be inserted
into said pipe or open channel but free of any internal wall of said pipe or open channel, said longitudinal member having
a plurality of pairs of acoustic transducers located therearound with each pair of acoustic transducers having a transmitting
transducer and a receiving transducer, whereby said transmitting transducer sends an acoustic signal to an internal wall of
said pipe or open channel and said receiving transducer receives the reflected acoustic signal.

US Pat. No. 9,304,158

DETERMINING THE CURRENT RETURN PATH INTEGRITY IN AN ELECTRIC DEVICE CONNECTED OR CONNECTABLE TO A FURTHER DEVICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

15. A test device comprising:
a test head connected or connectable to an electric device, the test device to perform a method comprising:
applying a predetermined signal to a selected signal line of a plurality of signal lines of the electric device;
detecting a near end crosstalk signal on at least one other signal line of the plurality of signal lines of the electric device;
comparing the detected near end crosstalk signal with a reference signal pattern; and
based on identifying a deviation between the detected near end crosstalk signal and the reference signal pattern, providing
an indication that there is at least one open in the electric device.

US Pat. No. 9,302,867

DEVICE FOR HANDLING SINGLE SHEETS, FOR INTRODUCING AND DISTRIBUTING RECTANGULAR SINGLE SHEETS, ESPECIALLY BANK NOTES, RESPECTIVELY INTO AND OUT OF A CONTAINER

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A single sheet handling device for the input and output of rectangular single sheets individually into and out of a container
comprising:
a feeding device including feeding elements configured to feed the single sheets individually into the container for storage
of the single sheets in a stack of single sheets; and

a separating device including separating elements for the sheet-by-sheet removal of single sheets from the stack of single
sheets present in the container;

wherein:
the feeding elements and the separating elements are arranged separately from the container;
at least one actively driven boundary device is movable in a stacking direction and in a direction opposite to the stacking
direction and restricts the stacking space in a single sheet receiving area in the container;

the boundary device is a displacement carriage including an electric motor that drives at least one gear wheel with a drive
shaft, the at least one gear wheel is engaged with a gear rack mounted to a sidewall of the container;

axles extend from the displacement carriage; and
guide wheels are seated on the axles, the guide wheels are arranged within guide rails on opposite sidewalls of the container,
the guide wheels travel along the guide rails as the boundary device moves.

US Pat. No. 9,305,287

SCORE AND SUGGESTION GENERATION FOR A JOB SEEKER WHERE THE SCORE INCLUDES AN ESTIMATED DURATION UNTIL THE JOB SEEKER RECEIVES A JOB OFFER

LinkedIn Corporation, Mo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, over a network, a data object that is associated with a user who is engaged in a search for employment, wherein
the data object includes a résumé of the user and a requirement that is associated with the search;

calculating, based on the data object, a score that indicates a likelihood of receiving an offer for an employment position
that satisfies the requirement, wherein the score includes an estimated duration until the user receives the offer;

generating a suggestion that identifies how the score may be increased; and
sending the suggestion over the network to a computing device of the user;
wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,304,189

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING RADAR SIGNALS

Qualcomm, Incorporated, ...

1. A wireless communications device configured to detect radar signals, comprising:
a receiver having a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) unit for receiving an incoming signal, wherein the FFT unit generates a first
FFT capture including a signal magnitude for a plurality of frequency bins; and

a radar unit configured to:
perform an initial signal analysis on the first FFT capture;
identify a candidate radar signal based at least in part on whether the signal magnitude of at least one of the frequency
bins exceeds an initial threshold;

perform a secondary signal analysis on the incoming signal; and
determine the candidate radar signal is a false detection based at least in part on the secondary signal analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,301,595

MULTI-LAYERED HOLSTER TO SECURE AN INSTRUMENT

1. An apparatus comprising:
a removable front cover comprising a plurality of engaging snap portions and a molded plastic shell that provides a form-fitted
cavity for insertion of a particular handheld gun; and

a rear cover comprising
a plurality of layers including a first layer composed of a synthetic material, a middle layer composed of a metal material
and a second layer composed of a neoprene material, wherein the neoprene material of the second layer is different from the
synthetic material of the first layer, and

a plurality of receiving snap portions configured to engage the plurality of engaging snap portions.

US Pat. No. 9,305,501

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method to drive a display device, the method comprising:
transmitting at least one data voltage to one or more of a plurality of data lines;
scanning one or more of a plurality of gate lines to enable transmission of a gate signal in association with a first frame
of a first hold section of a first still image section associated with display of a still image;

scanning one or more of the plurality of gate lines to enable transmission of the gate signal every frame of a first refresh
section;

determining a number of frames associated with the first still image section;
summing polarities of the at least one data voltage;
generating, based on a result of the summing, a data modification signal comprising polarity information of a next image signal;
processing the next image signal based on the data modification signal to generate image data; and
converting the image data to the at least one data voltage,
wherein the first still image section comprises the first refresh section.

US Pat. No. 9,302,566

METHOD FOR SHORT DROP ADJUSTMENT IN A FRAMELESS GLASS VEHICLE WINDOW SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for controlling movement of a window glass in a vehicle using an electric motor associated with a drive mechanism
through a cable, said method comprising the steps:
determining a first position of the window glass based on movement of the motor;
determining a stiffness of the cable, wherein said stiffness is determined based on an ambient temperature;
determining a position lag of the window glass based on the determined first position of the window glass, a second position
of the window glass representing a desired position of the window glass, and the stiffness of the cable, wherein the position
lag represents a distance between the window glass and the second position of the window glass; and

operating the electric motor to correct for the position lag of the window glass based on the determined position lag.

US Pat. No. 9,303,963

MECHANICAL BROADHEAD

Nex Gen Crossbows, Inc., ...

7. A mechanical broadhead for an arrow shaft comprising
an elongated body having a leading end and a trailing end, terminating in a threaded rod at the trailing end and defining
a plurality of longitudinally extending slots substantially parallel to longitudinal axis of the elongated body but offset
therefrom;

a faceted penetrating tip mounted to the elongated body at the leading end;
a cutting blade pivotably mounted to the elongated body in each said longitudinally extending slot and pivotable from a folded
position to an extended position; and

an elastomeric retainer engaging each cutting blade and urging the cutting blade into the longitudinally extending slot;
each cutting blade having a minor cutting edge, a major cutting edge, and a grab hook at the distal end of the minor cutting
edge; the major cutting edge being received within the longitudinally extending slot when the cutting blade is in the folded
position and the minor cutting edge together with the major cutting edge defining an acute angle therebetween and wherein
each said cutting blade has a pointed, sharp-edged configuration and comprises a deltoid head portion and a stem portion unitary
with the head portion.

US Pat. No. 9,303,857

LED LAMP WITH OMNIDIRECTIONAL LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

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

1. A lamp comprising:
an optically transmissive enclosure;
a base connected to the enclosure defining a longitudinal axis of the lamp extending from the base to a distal end of the
enclosure;

a substrate comprising a surface disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis supporting a plurality of
LEDs in the enclosure positioned to direct light primarily away from base wherein the periphery of the substrate comprises
alternating first recessed portions and first protruding portions that define a plurality of laterally extending projections
where one of the plurality of LEDs is supported on one of the plurality of projections;

a heat sink comprising second protruding portions and second recessed portions that correspond to the first protruding portions
and first recessed portions on the periphery of the substrate such that the second protruding portions are vertically aligned
with the first protruding portions and the second recessed portions are vertically aligned with the first recessed portions
such that a plurality of passages are formed along the longitudinal axis of the heat sink that extend from adjacent the LEDs
toward the base, the heat sink having a first portion located inside of the enclosure and a second portion located outside
of the enclosure where the plurality of passages extend from inside the enclosure to outside the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,306,342

PLUG CONNECTION FOR THE DIRECT ELECTRICAL CONTACTING OF A CIRCUIT BOARD

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A plug connection for direct electrical contacting of contact surfaces on a circuit board, comprising:
a plug receptacle: (i) associated with the circuit board, into which the circuit board extends and (ii) having at least two
contact pressure springs; and

a plug pluggable into the plug receptacle, which has a contact carrier having contact carrier halves, each contact carrier
halve having at least one spring contact element,

wherein when the plug is plugged in the plug receptacle:
the at least two contact pressure springs tension the contact carrier halves of the plug, and
based on the tensioned contact carrier halves of the plug, each at least one spring contact element exerts a force that provides
electrical contact with the contact surfaces of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,302,747

FLOATING OFFSHORE PLATFORM WITH PONTOON-COUPLED EXTENSION PLATES FOR REDUCED HEAVE MOTION

TECHNIP FRANCE, Courbevo...

1. A floating offshore platform, comprising:
a floating hull comprising:
at least three vertically extending columns; and
at least one pontoon coupled to at least one of the vertically extending columns, wherein the at least one pontoon is configured
to be disposed at least partially below a surface of water in which the offshore platform is disposed;

a topsides coupled to at least one of the columns and spaced vertically above the at least one pontoon; and
at least two rigid extension plates each extending substantially horizontally from the at least one pontoon, one of the extension
plates being disposed above the other of the extension plates, each extension plate being at an elevation that is below a
surface of water in which the offshore platform is disposed during operation, forming an underwater water trap between the
extension plates, wherein each extension plate has a first side fixedly coupled to the pontoon and at least one free peripheral
side, the free peripheral sides of the adjacent extension plates defining a lateral opening for passage of water from outside
the underwater water trap, wherein the extension plates are configured to reduce heave motion on the platform by at least
causing horizontal water separation, vertical water separation, or a combination thereof around the pontoon-coupled extension
plates as the platform moves in water and wherein the at least two extension plates are non-movable relative to the pontoon.

US Pat. No. 9,302,636

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An electrical system for an aircraft, the electrical system being configured to drive a group of electric motors which
drive a fluid conveying device, the electrical system comprising:
an inverter for transforming a first alternating current from an on-board network having a variable frequency into a second
alternating current;

at least a first electrical load and at least a second electrical load, which are operated simultaneously by the second alternating
current;

wherein the first electrical load comprises the group of electric motors;
wherein the electrical system is configured to, if an electric motor of the group of electric motors is out of operation,
increase the frequency of the second alternating current and operate the remaining electric motors at a higher frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,302,940

TERNESITE USED AS AN ACTIVATOR FOR LATENT-HYDRAULIC AND POZZOLANIC MATERIALS

HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG, Hei...

1. A hydraulic binder comprising at least one latently hydraulic material and/or at least one pozzolanic material, wherein
ternesite is included as an activator.

US Pat. No. 9,302,396

APPARATUS FOR THE AUTOMATED HANDLING OF WORKPIECES

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

20. An apparatus for the automated handling of workpieces, comprising:
an object recognition device for detecting the workpieces;
a gripper arranged at a gripping arm for picking the workpieces;
a control for evaluating data of the object recognition device, for track planning and for controlling the gripping arm and
the gripper; and

a compensation unit which allows an evasion movement of the gripper,
wherein the control is configured so that it changes an orientation of the gripper after picking up of a workpiece from a
slanted gripper position to a travel position of the gripper such that static forces acting on the compensation unit by a
gripper's own weight and a weight of the workpiece are reduced,

wherein the compensation unit only allows an evasion movement of the gripper on the exceeding of a predefined first load of
the gripping arm and remains rigid below the first load, wherein the first load is larger than a load exerted on the gripping
arm solely by the gripper and the picked workpiece in the travel position of the gripper, while the static or dynamic load
exerted on the gripping arm solely by the gripper and the picked workpiece in the slanted gripper position may exceed the
first load.

US Pat. No. 9,307,566

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR REDIRECTION OF TERMINAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a first network node for handling shortcomings when a wireless user terminal using a first connection is redirected
to a second connection in a release-with-redirect process, the method comprising:
sending a first redirect message to the terminal with an instruction to attach to the second connection;
receiving a message from the terminal with a failure indication;
identifying a cause for a failed attempt made by the terminal to attach to the second connection, by using said failure indication;
and

performing at least one of:
sending a second modified redirect message to the terminal based on the identified cause, wherein the second redirect message
is revised from the first redirect message based on the identified cause; and

providing the identified cause to a network management function, to enable adaptation of said release-with-redirect process.

US Pat. No. 9,307,570

CONTROLLING USER EQUIPMENT NODES FOR ENHANCED UPLINK AND USER EQUIPMENT NODES CONFIGURED FOR ENHANCED UPLINK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a user equipment node for controlling uplink transmission of data to a network node of a communication system,
the method comprising, the method comprising: determining, while the user equipment node is operating in CELL_FACH (Forward
Access Channel) state, whether an E-DCH (Enhanced Uplink Dedicated Channel) Radio Network Temporary Identifier, or E-RNTI,
is available to the user equipment node, and setting a variable READY_FOR_COMMON_EDCH in the user equipment node to a value
indicating FALSE responsive to determining that the E-RNTI is not available to the user equipment node, wherein the user equipment
node is configured to transmit uplink data in the CELL_FACH state on the E-DCH when the variable READY FOR COMMON EDCH is
true and the E-RNTI is available to the user equipment node; while the user equipment node is in CELL_FACH state, receiving
parameters to configure enhanced uplink CELL_FACH state; determining whether the user equipment node is able to communicate
on the E-DCH, in CELL_FACH state in response to receiving the parameters to configure enhanced uplink; and in response to
determining that the user equipment node is not able to communicate on the E-DCH in CELL_FACH state, performing a cell update
operation to obtain an E-RNTI for the user equipment node for use in communicating on an E-DCH in CELL FACH state.

US Pat. No. 9,305,704

MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic capacitor, comprising:
a ceramic body having a plurality of dielectric layers stacked therein in a thickness direction and a groove portion recessed
in a lower surface thereof toward the thickness direction, wherein the groove portion extends in a width direction;

a plurality of first and second internal electrodes disposed in the thickness direction in the ceramic body to be alternately
exposed through both end surfaces of the ceramic body, having the dielectric layers therebetween; and

first and second external electrodes respectively formed on both end portions of the ceramic body and electrically connected
to the first and second internal electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,305,473

SIGN ASSEMBLY

1. A sign assembly configured to display information about a vehicle, said assembly comprising:
a vehicle having a hood and a front side;
a display coupled to the vehicle, said display being visible forward of said front side, said display being configured to
contain information pertaining to said vehicle, said display extending between said hood and said front side;

a belt movably coupled to said display; and
a plurality of pockets coupled to said belt, said pockets being configured to contain the information about said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,302,855

CLEANABLE DIVERTER

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A conveyor belt comprising:
a top surface and an opposite bottom surface;
a first side and an opposite second side separated by the width of the conveyor belt;
a first region extending inward from the first side toward the second side;
a second region extending inward from the second side to the first region;
a plurality of first tracks having first slots extending across the width of the conveyor belt in the first region from a
first slot end nearer the first side to a second slot end in the first region;

a plurality of second tracks having second slots extending across the width of the conveyor belt in the second region from
a first slot end nearer the second side to a second slot end in the second region;

a plurality of pushers arranged to move along the first and second tracks in the first and second slots.

US Pat. No. 9,307,469

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A MOBILE SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for bi-casting real time data packets in a mobile system that includes a first Node-B and a second Node-B for
communication with a user equipment, wherein the user equipment is capable of switching receipt of real time data packets
from the first Node-B to the second Node-B, the method comprising:
associating a first sequence number with a first real time data packet when sending the first real time data packet to the
first Node-B;

transmitting the first real time data packet associated with the first sequence number to the first Node-B;
associating a second sequence number with a second real time data packet when sending the first real time data packet to the
second Node-B, wherein the second sequence number is different from the first sequence number; and

transmitting the first real time data packet associated with the second sequence number to the second Node-B.

US Pat. No. 9,305,686

MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic electronic component comprising:
a ceramic body;
internal electrodes multilayered within the ceramic body and including a first conductive oxide; and
external electrodes formed on outer surfaces of the ceramic body, connected to the internal electrodes, and including a second
conductive oxide,

wherein the first conductive oxide and the second conductive oxide are the same conductive oxide, and
wherein the first conductive oxide and the second conductive are an indium-tin oxide.

US Pat. No. 9,305,748

METHOD OF MATCHING TWO OR MORE PLASMA REACTORS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of matching two plasma reactors, comprising:
for each one of said two plasma reactors:
(a) introducing a workpiece into a chamber of the plasma reactor, performing an etch process on the workpiece and measuring
etch rate distribution on the workpiece at an initial value of a tilt angle between a workpiece plane and a source power applicator
about a tilt axis,

(b) obtaining successive etch rate distributions relative to a workpiece plane at successive tilt angles ? between the workpiece
plane and said source power applicator, and determining successive variances ? of said successive etch rate distributions,

(c) generating a non-uniformity function ?(?) from said successive variances ? and from corresponding ones of said successive
tilt angles ?;

determining an offset in tilt angle ? between the non-uniformity functions ?(?) of said two plasma reactors; and
changing the tilt angle ? in one of said two plasma reactors by an amount corresponding to said offset in tilt angle.

US Pat. No. 9,304,700

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING A STORAGE SHELF OF A STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a storage server, a plurality of power latch states corresponding to a plurality of power latches associated
with a storage shelf, wherein the plurality of power latch states comprises a power status indication for the corresponding
plurality of power latches;

sending, by the storage server, a power off command to power off the storage shelf when the corresponding power latch status
indication is that the plurality of power latches are in a powered on state;

determining, by the storage server, after sending the power off command, when the storage shelf is in a powered off state;
and

sending, by the storage server, a power on command to power on the storage shelf when a predetermined time period after the
storage shelf is determined to be in the powered off state has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 9,307,674

COOLED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM WITH LIQUID-COOLED COLD PLATE AND THERMAL SPREADER COUPLED TO ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooled electronic system comprising:
an electronic component;
a cooling assembly having a larger footprint size than the electronic component, and comprising:
a liquid-cooled cold plate comprising a thermally conductive material with a plurality of coolant-carrying channel sections
extending therein, the liquid-cooled cold plate comprising a thermal conduction surface having a first surface area, and wherein
the electronic component comprises a surface to be cooled, the surface to be cooled comprising a second surface area, wherein
the liquid-cooled cold plate is oversized relative to the electronic component, with the first surface area of the thermal
conduction surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate being greater than the second surface area of the surface to be cooled
of the electronic component, and wherein heat is transferred from the surface to be cooled of the electronic component to
the thermal conduction surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate, and the liquid-cooled cold plate comprises a first region
where the surface to be cooled aligns to the liquid-cooled cold plate and a second region outside the first region, the second
region being larger than the first region, and wherein at least one first coolant-carrying channel section of the plurality
of coolant-carrying channel sections is disposed, at least in part, within the first region, and at least one second coolant-carrying
channel section of the plurality of coolant-carrying channel sections of the liquid-cooled cold plate is disposed in the second
region, outside the first region, and laterally offset from the electronic component;

a thermal spreader disposed between the electronic component and the liquid-cooled cold plate and having opposing first and
second external main surfaces, the first external main surface of the thermal spreader being detachably coupled to the thermal
conduction surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate, and the thermal spreader being coextensive with the liquid-cooled cold
plate, the thermal spreader comprising a plurality of heat pipes, each heat pipe having multiple heat pipe sections, at least
one heat pipe section of the multiple heat pipe sections being partially aligned to the first region of the liquid-cooled
cold plate, between the electronic component and the at least one first coolant-carrying channel section of the liquid-cooled
cold plate, and partially aligned to the second region of the liquid-cooled cold plate, below the at least one second coolant-carrying
channel section of the liquid-cooled cold plate, laterally away from the electronic component, the plurality of heat pipes
of the thermal spreader facilitating distributing heat, laterally outward from the electronic component to the at least one
second coolant-carrying channel section of the liquid-cooled cold plate in the second region of the liquid-cooled cold plate;
and

at least one coolant-carrying tube, the at least one coolant-carrying tube extending into, through and out from, the liquid-cooled
cold plate and being embedded, where extending through the liquid-cooled cold plate, within the thermally conductive material
at the thermal conduction surface thereof, the at least one coolant-carrying tube being exposed at the thermal conduction
surface of the liquid-cooled cold plate so as to be coupled to the first external main surface of the thermal spreader, the
at least one coolant-carrying tube comprising the plurality of coolant-carrying channel sections; and

wherein the plurality of heat pipes contact each other lengthwise between the electronic component and the first region of
the liquid-cooled cold plate.

US Pat. No. 9,304,937

ATOMIC WRITE OPERATIONS FOR STORAGE DEVICES

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:
after receiving, at a storage controller, an indication of a write command that indicates a target location in storage associated
with the storage controller and writing data of the write command into a first plurality of cache blocks of cache of the storage
controller, determining a second plurality of cache blocks of the cache that correspond to storage locations to which the
first plurality of cache blocks also correspond;

for each of the second plurality of cache blocks, preserving a reference to the cache block and indicating that data hosted
in the cache block was stored in the cache block prior to receiving the write command;

for each of the first plurality of cache blocks, storing a reference to the cache block and indicating that data hosted in
the cache block correspond to the write command;

after preserving the references to the second plurality of blocks and indicating that the data hosted in the second plurality
of cache blocks precede the write command and after storing the references to the first plurality of cache blocks and indicating
that the data hosted in the first plurality of cache blocks correspond to the write command, storing information that indicates
the write command has been completed;

for each of the second plurality of cache blocks, indicating that the data hosted in the cache block is invalid after said
storing information that indicates the write command has been completed and for each of the first plurality of cache blocks,
clearing the indications that the data hosted in the cache block correspond to the write command, after data hosted in the
second plurality of cache blocks have been indicated as invalid; and

clearing the information that was stored to indicate completion of the write command, after said clearing the indications
that the data hosted in the first plurality of cache blocks correspond to the write command.

US Pat. No. 9,307,636

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,307,024

EFFICIENT STORAGE OF SMALL RANDOM CHANGES TO DATA ON DISK

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A system comprising:
an active array of one or more disks;
a processor connected to the one or more disks; and
a persistent memory coupled to the processor and configured to store data of a region in a first portion of the persistent
memory organized as an in-core storage array, the in-core storage array configured as a logical representation of the active
array, a second portion of the persistent memory allocated for a snapshot array, the persistent memory further configured
to store an agent executable by the processor, the agent when executed operable to:

accumulate small, random changes to the data into one or more large blocks of changed data for storage on the one or more
disks;

organize the large blocks of data as the active array having a series of levels, each level defined by one or more block entries
of a predetermined size, such that a size of each level is determined by a number of block entries within the level, and wherein
the number of block entries for a first level and a second level are defined according to a Fibonacci sequence; and

copy the active array to the snapshot array to create a snapshot of the region.

US Pat. No. 9,305,820

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:
a processing chamber configured to process a substrate;
a substrate support disposed in the processing chamber;
a first heater and a second heater accommodated in the substrate support and configured to heat the substrate, the first heater
being disposed closer to an outer periphery of the substrate support than the second heater;

a shaft supporting the substrate support;
a first wire inserted through the shaft, the first wire comprising a first input-side heater power supply line, a first output-side
heater power supply line, a first input-side connection mechanism, a first output-side connection mechanism, a first input-side
heater wire having a first end connected to an input terminal of the first heater and a second end connected to the first
input-side heater power supply line via the first input-side connection mechanism and a first output-side heater wire having
a first end connected to an output terminal of the first heater and a second end connected to the first output-side heater
power supply line via the first output-side connection mechanism;

a second wire inserted through the shaft, the second wire comprising a second input-side heater power supply line, a second
output-side heater power supply line, a second input-side connection mechanism, a second output-side connection mechanism,
a second input-side heater wire having a first end connected to an input terminal of the second heater and a second end connected
to the second input-side heater power supply line via the second connection mechanism and a second output-side heater wire
having a first end connected to an output terminal of the second heater and a second end connected to the second output-side
heater power supply line via the second output-side connection mechanism;

a supporting unit holding the first input-side connection mechanism, the first output-side connection mechanism, the second
input-side connection mechanism, and the second output-side connection mechanism,

the supporting unit comprising:
a plate-shaped first partition disposed between the first input-side heater power supply line and the second input-side heater
power supply line and between the first output-side heater power supply line and the second output-side heater power supply
line, wherein the first partition is spaced apart from an inner wall of the shaft to have a gap between the first partition
and the inner wall of the shaft; and

a plate-shaped second partition crossing the plate-shaped first partition, the plate-shaped second partition disposed between
the first input-side heater power supply line and the first output-side heater power supply line and between the second input-side
heater power supply line and the second output-side heater power supply line, wherein the second partition is spaced apart
from the inner wall of the shaft to have a gap between the second partition and the inner wall of the shaft;

a gas supply mechanism installed between the inner wall of the shaft and the plate-shaped first partition wherein a distance
between the gas supply mechanism and the both of the first input-side connection mechanism and the first output-side connection
mechanism is shorter than a distance between the gas supply mechanism and the both of the second input-side connection mechanism
and the second output-side connection mechanism, wherein a gas supplied from the gas supply mechanism flows through the gap
between the first partition and the inner wall of the shaft and the gap between the second partition and the inner wall of
the shaft; and

a temperature detector connected to the supporting unit and configured to detect a temperature of the supporting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,307,686

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT ASSEMBLY APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic component comprising:
a wiring substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
an electronic component body mounted on a first surface side of the wiring substrate;
a plurality of external electrodes formed on a second surface side of the wiring substrate which is opposite to the first
surface side, the external electrodes being electrically connected to the electronic component body, the external electrodes
being connected to a substrate by solder;

a heat generating member having a conductive property and having a higher resistivity than the external electrodes the heat
generating member being formed in the same layer as a layer in which the external electrodes are formed;

a heat insulating layer disposed between the electronic component body and the heat generating member, the heat insulating
layer having an insulating property and being formed of a material different from an other material of the wiring substrate;

a thermal diffusion layer to diffuse heat generated by the heat generating member, the thermal diffusion layer being disposed
between the heat generating member and the heat insulating layer, the thermal diffusion layer having a higher thermal conductivity
than the heat insulating layer, the thermal diffusion layer being provided adjacent to the heat generating member and the
external electrodes, and the thermal diffusion layer being provided at a position overlapping the external electrodes; and

a plurality of heating electrodes electrically connected, with through-wires, to ends of the heat generating member,
wherein the through-wires are disposed in through-holes that extend through the wiring substrate from the first surface side
to the second surface side, and through the heat insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,306,131

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND METHOD OF PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip having a semiconductor layer sequence comprising:
at least one active layer that generates primary radiation;
a plurality of conversion layers that at least partially absorb the primary radiation and convert the primary radiation into
secondary radiation of a longer wavelength than the primary radiation; and

a roughened portion consisting of a continuous random structure,
wherein the semiconductor layer sequence is arranged on a carrier, a top side of the semiconductor layer sequence facing away
from the carrier is formed by the roughened portion, the at least one active layer is located between the carrier and the
conversion layers, the semiconductor layer sequence is formed by a single layer sequence epitaxially grown as a whole and
comprises both the at least one active layer and the conversion layers which are monolithically integrated in the semiconductor
layer sequence,

the roughened portion comprises a plurality of recesses free of a semiconductor material, the roughened portion is the only
structuring of the top side, the semiconductor layer sequence is based on InGaAlN and a thickness of the semiconductor layer
sequence is less than or equal to 8 ?m, and

the roughened portion passes completely through the conversion layers in selected places and toward the at least one active
layer so that the conversion layers are completely removed in the selected places, when the optoelectronic semiconductor chip
is viewed in plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,304,702

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PARALLELIZED PERFORMANCE DATA COLLECTION IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM

NETAPP, INC., Sunnnyvale...

1. A method of prioritizing accumulation of time-dependent data performed by a computing system, the method comprising:
identifying a plurality of data elements to be retrieved, wherein the plurality of data elements includes a high-priority
data element and a low-priority data element;

performing a first data retrieval operation, wherein the first data retrieval operation includes:
retrieving the high-priority data element; and
storing a copy of the high-priority data element in a memory structure; and
performing a second data retrieval operation, wherein the second data retrieval operation is performed in parallel with the
first data retrieval operation, and wherein the second data retrieval operation includes:

identifying the low-priority data based on the memory structure;
retrieving the low-priority data element; and
storing a copy of the low-priority data element in the memory structure.

US Pat. No. 9,307,627

ELECTRON EMITTING DEVICE WITH ELECTRON ACCELERATION LAYER CONTAINING CONDUCTIVE MICROPARTICLES

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electron emitting device comprising:
a lower electrode;
a surface electrode;
an electron acceleration layer between the lower electrode and the surface electrode, the electron acceleration layer being
made of at least an insulating material; and

an electrode selecting unit, wherein
at least one of the lower electrode and the surface electrode is a stripe-pattern electrode including a plurality of unit
electrodes that are regularly arranged,

the electrode selecting unit sequentially selects, from among the plurality of unit electrodes, a unit electrode to which
a voltage is to be applied,

a voltage is applied between the lower electrode and the surface electrode to accelerate electrons between the lower electrode
and the surface electrode, so that the electrons are emitted from the surface electrode, and

the electron acceleration layer is made of a resin material containing only conductive microparticles.

US Pat. No. 9,307,011

SYNCHRONOUS MIRRORING OF NVLOG TO MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS (ARCHITECTURE LEVEL)

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for mirroring data to a plurality of mirror partner nodes comprising:
receiving, by a storage node computing device, a mirror command comprising a request to mirror data from at least one node
to a plurality of mirror partner nodes;

initiating, by the storage node computing device, write operations to write the data from the at least one node onto the plurality
of mirror partner nodes;

receiving, by the storage node computing device, a completion update for each one of the plurality of mirror partner nodes,
the completion update indicating an operational status for each one of the plurality of mirror partner nodes, the operational
status comprising a write error operational status or a write successful operational status; and

providing, by the storage node computing device, an indication of successful completion when the completion update for at
least one of the plurality of mirror partner nodes indicates the write successful operational status within a predetermined
time period and offlining each one of the plurality of mirror partner nodes for which the completion update indicates the
write error operational status.

US Pat. No. 9,305,001

CLUSTER VIEW FOR STORAGE DEVICES

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method for providing a cluster view for one or more storage devices, comprising:
receiving a request for a cluster view of a node cluster, the node cluster comprising a set of nodes configured to manage
storage devices;

constructing a query based upon the request;
executing the query against a set of storage device data structures to obtain a storage device information result, the set
of storage device data structures comprising storage device information derived from storage reports queried from the set
of nodes;

constructing a cluster view based upon the storage device information result;
presenting the cluster view;
receiving a filter criterion for filtering the cluster view;
reconstructing the query based upon the filter criterion to create a reconstructed query;
executing the reconstructed query against one or more storage device data structures to generate a new cluster view; and
presenting the new cluster view.

US Pat. No. 9,307,679

SERVER ROOM MANAGING AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A server room management air conditioning system in which the air conditioning system performs an air conditioning of the
server room in an all circulation mode in which outside air is not introduced but supplied air is manufactured from returned
air and supplied to the server room, the server room management air conditioning system comprising:
a coil setting control device configured to obtain an estimated amount of absolute humidity in the server room in the all
circulation mode,

first coils in which the number of the coils which are to be used for humidity control out of a group of coils is determined,
by the coil setting control device, in response to the estimated amount of absolute humidity in the server room in the all
circulation mode, wherein the first coils are configured to adjust the returned air of the server room to a predetermined
temperature value lower than a predetermined supplied air temperature target value to perform dehumidification;

second coils in which the number of the coils out of the group of coils which are to be used is determined, by the cooling
coil control device, for temperature control in response to the estimated amount of absolute humidity in the server room in
the all circulation mode, which are installed in a same area as an area of the first coils, and which adjusts the returned
air of the server room to a predetermined temperature value higher than the supplied air temperature target value so that
the returned air takes the supplied air temperature target value and a predetermined supplied air humidity target value when
the returned air is mixed with air adjusted by the first coils; and

an air supply fan that mixes the returned air adjusted by the first coils and the returned air adjusted by the second coils
to supply as supplied air to the server room.

US Pat. No. 9,307,655

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CIRCUIT BOARD MODULE THEREOF

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A circuit board module, comprising:
a first circuit board having a supporting surface, the supporting surface having a normal direction, the first circuit board
comprising:

an electrically conductive structure disposed on the supporting surface, the electrically conductive structure having a first
maximal thickness T1 along the normal direction of the supporting surface;

a first bump disposed on the supporting surface, the first bump having a second maximal thickness T2 along the normal direction
of the supporting surface, the first bump having a top surface and a first groove, wherein the top surface is opposite to
the supporting surface, and the first groove is disposed on the top surface;

a second circuit board disposed on the electrically conductive structure and the first bump; and
an electrically conductive film disposed between the second circuit board and the electrically conductive structure, the electrically
conductive film having a plurality of electrically conductive particles, an average particle diameter D of the electrically
conductive particles satisfies: 0

US Pat. No. 9,307,683

ADJUSTABLE EMI BAFFLING APPARATUS FOR DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a data storage system component;
a baffle mount coupled to the data storage system component; and
a baffle moveably coupled to the baffle mount so as to shield Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) emitted by interconnect components
of the data storage system component , the baffle and baffle mount being configured to provide an open position of the baffle
wherein the interconnect components are not shielded and a closed position wherein the interconnect components are shielded,
further wherein the baffle rotates between the open position and the closed position on a pin coupled to the baffle, wherein
while rotating to the open position the pin slides along a pin slot in the baffle mount and a notch pin of the baffle engages
a notch in the baffle mount.

US Pat. No. 9,307,657

COVER GLASS TO HOUSING INTERFACE SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computing device having an inside and an outside, the computing device comprising:
a display device; and
a transparent cover glass placed in front of the display device, wherein the transparent cover glass has a front face that
is exposed to the outside of the computing device, a back face exposed to the inside of the computing device, and an edge
surface that is not parallel to the front face, wherein the edge surface is exposed to the outside of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,305,705

MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A multilayer ceramic electronic component, comprising:
a ceramic body having internal electrodes formed therein;
external electrodes formed on external surfaces of the ceramic body and connected to the internal electrodes; and
a buffer layer formed on surfaces of contact between the internal electrodes and the external electrodes among external surfaces
of the ceramic body, in an interior direction of the ceramic body,

wherein when a thickness of the external electrode is denoted by T, a thickness of the buffer layer is denoted by t, a thickness
of an active region is denoted by TA, and a thickness of the ceramic body is denoted by Tc, T?10 ?m, TA/TC>0.8, and t?5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,307,666

ELECTRIC CIRCUIT DEVICE, ELECTRIC CIRCUIT MODULE, AND POWER CONVERTER

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power convertor comprising:
a first semiconductor chip constituting an upper arm;
a second semiconductor chip constituting a lower arm;
a capacitor device supplying DC power to the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip;
a P-electrode comprising a first lead wire connected to the first semiconductor chip and a first lead terminal connected to
a positive-polarity capacitor terminal of the capacitor device;

a N-electrode comprising a second lead wire connected to the second semiconductor chip and a second lead terminal connected
to a negative-polarity capacitor terminal of the capacitor device; and

a M-electrode connecting the first semiconductor chip with the second semiconductor chip;
wherein the first semiconductor chip, the second semiconductor chip, the capacitor device, the P-electrode, the N-electrode,
and the M-electrode constitute a closed circuit,

the first lead terminal and the second lead terminal are laminated and disposed with a connection member sandwiched between
the first lead terminal and the second lead terminal, and

the P-electrode, the first semiconductor chip, the M-electrode, the second semiconductor chip, and the N-electrode are laminated
and disposed so that adjacent currents flow through the first lead wire, the M-electrode, and the second lead wire respectively
in opposite directions to each other if a closed current flows through the closed circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,302,085

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR FACILITATING ARTERIAL ACCESS

The Regents of the Univer...

6. A topical composition for locally increasing arterial diameter and providing local anesthesia in a subject, the topical
composition comprising:
a vasodilation agent in an amount sufficient for locally increasing arterial diameter in the subject and ranging from 22.5
mg to 75 mg; and

an anesthetic agent in an amount sufficient for providing local anesthesia in the subject, wherein the vasodilation agent
is nitroglycerin and the anesthetic agent is lidocaine, and wherein the amounts of the vasodilation agent and the anesthetic
agent are sufficient for locally increasing arterial diameter and providing local anesthesia in the subject without producing
a significant systemic effect in the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,304,928

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE PREFETCHING

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for prefetching data in a storage system, said method comprising:
determining, by at least one processing device, a block range of data to fetch;
for a storage volume, determining block range access history information by,
identifying one or more of multiple block ranges that have been accessed in the storage volume; and
based on patterns of access to the block ranges, determining for each of one or more of the accessed block ranges, a probability
value representing a probability that a particular one of the block ranges will be accessed subsequent to accessing the block
range, wherein the probability is relative to a total probability of accesses to other of the block ranges subsequent to accessing
the block range;

dynamically adapting, by the at least one processing device, a breadth and a depth of the block range to fetch based, at least
in part, on the block range access history information, wherein the block range breadth determines an identity of the block
range to fetch and the block range depth determines a length of the block range to fetch;

fetching the adapted block range; and
storing the fetched adapted block range in cache memory.

US Pat. No. 9,304,545

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM DOCKING WITH COORDINATED POWER AND DATA COMMUNICATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

9. A method for interfacing an information handling system with a docking station, the method comprising:
detecting insertion of a docking connector into a docking port of the information handling system;
in response to detecting, configuring one or more of plural data lanes of the docking port as a management link;
communicating data lane configuration settings from an embedded controller of the information handling system through the
management link to a docking station; and

applying the data lane configuration settings to configure the data lanes to communicate information according to a protocol
selected from plural protocols.

US Pat. No. 9,303,507

DOWN HOLE WIRELESS DATA AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A conformal coating suitable for application onto production pipe for use in a wellbore, the conformal coating operable
to bend signal around production pipe in a wellbore, the conformal coating comprising:
a substrate material;
the substrate material having an array of rods embedded therein,
the embedded rods comprising a Mie Resonance based dielectric material;
the substrate material having an array of rods embedded therein is operable to conform to a wall of a pipe for use in a cased
hole, wherein the conformal coating is operable to cloak the pipe to reduce signal loss in a transmission path.

US Pat. No. 9,307,642

PRINTED BOARD, PRINTED BOARD UNIT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED BOARD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A printed board comprising:
a first conductor layer; a second conductor layer provided to a layer different from the first conductor layer;
an insulation layer provided between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer;
a plurality of through holes that pass through the first conductor layer, the second conductor layer, and the insulation layer;
and

a plurality of vias that are formed in the plurality of through holes, respectively, and couple the first conductor layer
and the second conductor layer, each of the plurality of vias including a conductor portion that occupies part of an internal
space of the through hole, and a non-conductor portion that occupies remaining part of the internal space,

wherein the conductor portion has a spiral shape;
wherein the spiral shape of the conductor portion is formed by twisting a core material with a core width corresponding to
a diameter of one of the plurality of vias and a core thickness smaller than the core width.

US Pat. No. 9,307,634

CIRCUIT BOARD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A circuit board for supplying power to a unit in an apparatus through a contact member of a line connected to the unit,
said circuit board comprising:
a contact including at least three copper foil patterns connected to a center portion and extending radially from the center
portion with constant spaces between two adjacent copper foil patterns, each of the at least three copper foil patterns having
a predetermined width, and the center of the contact including a center area in which no solder is applied,

wherein one of the at least three copper foil patterns is connected to a signal pattern of a high-voltage circuit,
wherein solder is applied on portions respectively in the at least three copper foil patterns, each of the portions being
away from the center portion of the contact, and

wherein the contact member contacts at least one of the portions in the at least three copper foil patterns and does not contact
the center area.

US Pat. No. 9,307,256

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPATIALLY SCALABLE VIDEO COMPRESSION AND TRANSMISSION

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An apparatus for processing a video data stream, comprising:
a codec for processing a video data stream comprised of a plurality of frames, wherein the codec comprises an encoder, a decoder,
or both an encoder and a decoder;

the encoder processes a video data stream to generate encoded data and the decoder processes encoded data to reconstruct a
video data stream;

the encoded data is comprised of a base layer of lower spatial resolution and at least one enhancement layer of higher spatial
resolution as compared to the base layer; and

the enhancement layer's processing comprises transform domain predictions, wherein predictions of one or more transform coefficients
are made from the base layer's information on the transform coefficients in a current frame, and the enhancement layer's motion
compensated information from one or more prior frames;

wherein the base layer's information comprises bounds on the transform coefficients' values; and
wherein the base layer's processing at the encoder comprises down-sampling the current frame of the video data stream in the
transform domain by discarding high frequency transform coefficients in the base layer.

US Pat. No. 9,307,646

OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE AND PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT BOARD CONTAINING THE SAME

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. An over-current protection device adapted to be soldered onto a circuit board and being a rectangular cuboid of an upper
surface, a lower surface and four lateral surfaces connecting the upper and lower surfaces, comprising:
a PTC material layer having opposite first and second surfaces;
a first electrode foil in physical contact with the first surface of the PTC material layer;
a second electrode foil disposed at a lower surface of the over-current protection device and electrically connecting to the
second surface of the PTC material layer;

at least one bonding section disposed at a lower surface of the over-current protection device and being separated from the
second electrode foil; and

at least one metal connecting member disposed on at least one of the lateral surfaces;
wherein the second electrode foil is adapted to be soldered onto an electrode section of the circuit board, and the bonding
section and metal connecting member connect to at least one joint section of the circuit board by soldering.

US Pat. No. 9,304,650

AUTOMATIC CURSOR ROTATION

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method, comprising:
displaying a touch activated cursor in a first orientation on a touch screen of a touch device;
defining at least one transition region on the touch screen bounded by first and second rotational boundaries;
detecting movement of the cursor in to and out of the transition region; and
determining, based on the movement of the cursor in to and out of the transition region, whether the cursor should be rotated
from the first orientation to a second orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,307,670

COMPUTER HOST CASE STRUCTURE

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A computer host case structure, for fastening at least one electronic device, the computer host case structure comprising:
a main body;
two pivot structures, respectively comprising a notch;
two pivot axes, for pivotally connecting to the two pivot structures;
an electronic device fastening set, for fastening the at least one electronic device, wherein the electronic device fastening
set comprises at least one fastening unit, wherein via a pivotal connection between the two pivot axes and the two pivot structures,
the electronic device fastening set rotates relative to the main body;

a pivot part connected to the main body; and
at least one fastening part located on the pivot part,
wherein when the electronic device fastening set rotates relative to the main body to a specific angle, the two pivot axes
respectively enter the notches of the two pivot structures, and

wherein when the pivot axis enters the notch, the at least one fastening part is correspondingly fastened to the at least
one fastening unit.

US Pat. No. 9,307,503

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A user equipment comprising:
a first determining unit configured to determine whether the user equipment needs to transmit a PRACH signal in a secondary
serving cell in parallel with SRS signal transmission in a same orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbol of a different
serving cell;

a first processing unit configured to drop the SRS signal when a determination result of the first determining unit is positive,
and if total transmission power exceeds maximum output power of the user equipment;

a second determining unit configured to determine whether the user equipment needs to transmit a PRACH signal in a secondary
serving cell and transmit a physical uplink channel signal in other serving cell(s) within the same subframe; and

a second processing unit configured to adjust transmission power of the physical uplink channel signal until an adjusted total
transmission power is less than or equal to the maximum output power of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,305,780

SELF-LIMITING CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION AND ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION METHODS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method for depositing silicon on a semiconductor or metallic surface, the method comprising:
cycling dosing of silane and chlorosilane precursors at a temperature between 50° C. and 300° C.;
continuing cycling until the deposition self-limits via termination of surface sites with Si—H groups; and
after self-termination, raising the temperature and depositing additional silicon.

US Pat. No. 9,302,504

RECORDING APPARATUS WITH MEDIUM SUPPORT SECTION FOR PASSING VAPOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:
a head that is configured to eject liquid on a medium;
a heater that dries the liquid ejected on the medium;
a medium support section that is provided with a first opening section through which vapor which is evaporated from the liquid
ejected on the medium passes;

a first member that is provided with a second opening section through which the vapor passing through the first opening section
passes and allows at least some of the vapor to be condensed, wherein the first member is disposed at a distance L1 from the
medium support section such that the first member and the support section do not contact so as to define an empty space comprising
an air gap between the first member and the medium support section; and

a second member that allows the vapor passing through the second opening section to be condensed.

US Pat. No. 9,307,672

ACTIVE COOLING OF INSPECTION OR TESTING DEVICES

General Electric Company,...

1. An inspection apparatus, comprising:
a first housing having a user interface and a first heat sink;
a second housing coupled to the first housing, the second housing having a sensor associated therewith and a second heat sink
that is located adjacent to the first heat sink;

a fan assembly located in one of the first and second housings and configured to provide airflow across both the first heat
sink and the second heat sink; and

a first stanchion located on a first side of the first heat sink and a second stanchion located on a second opposite side
of the first heat sink, the first and second stanchions being configured to form an air funnel for directing airflow from
the first heat sink toward the second heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,305,678

COMPOSITION FOR WIRE COATING MEMBER, INSULATED WIRE, AND WIRING HARNESS

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An insulated wire comprising a non-crosslinked insulation coat, wherein the non-crosslinked insulation coat is made from
a composition comprising:
(A) a polypropylene;
(B) a polyolefin elastomer;
(C) a bromine flame retardant;
(D) an antimony trioxide;
(E) magnesium hydroxide;
(F) at least one of (i) and (ii):
(i) (F1) a zinc sulfide,
(ii) a combination of (F2) a zinc oxide and (F3) mercaptobenzimidazole; and
(G) a hindered phenolic antioxidant,
wherein:
each of (A) the polypropylene and (B) the polyolefin elastomer is not modified by a functional group or a silane coupling
agent, and

a total content of (A) the polypropylene and (B) the polyolefin elastomer is 45 wt % or more of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,307,677

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH COMPONENT DETACHING FUNCTION

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. An electronic device with component detaching function, the electronic device comprising:
a casing whereon an opening is formed;
a cover movably disposed on the casing adjacent to the opening, the cover being hidden inside the casing while being located
at a first position, and the cover further rotating relative to the casing for sheltering the opening while being switched
to a second position, the cover comprising a first connecting portion; and

an electronic component detachably disposed inside the opening, the electronic component comprising a second connecting portion
detachably assembled with the first connecting portion, the first connecting portion being assembled with the second connecting
portion when the electronic component is disposed inside the opening so as to locate the cover at the first position, the
electronic component utilizing an assembly of the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion to slide the
cover relative to the casing when the electronic component is separated from the casing so as to move the cover from the first
position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,307,671

BOARD COOLING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A board cooling apparatus, comprising:
a shell;
a board, wherein the board and an interior wall of the shell form a closed space, wherein a cooling medium inlet and a cooling
medium outlet are disposed on the shell, wherein a cooling medium flows through the cooling medium inlet and into the closed
space formed by the board and the interior wall of the shell, wherein the cooling medium flows out through the cooling medium
outlet after flowing over electronic devices on the board, and wherein the electronic devices on the board comprise multiple
devices that are disposed on the board;

a separator plate, wherein the separator plate is disposed on the board in a direction perpendicular to the board, wherein
the separator plate separates the board into a first part and a second part, wherein a through opening is located between
the first part and the second part, wherein the cooling medium flows into the first part from the cooling medium inlet and
flows into the second part through the through opening after flowing through a device of the first part, and wherein the cooling
medium flows out from the cooling medium outlet after flowing through a device of the second part; and

a flow guiding mechanism that is disposed on the board, wherein the flow guiding mechanism is configured to divert the cooling
medium flowing into the first part from the cooling medium inlet, so as to guide part of the cooling medium into the second
part directly.

US Pat. No. 9,307,645

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

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

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a core substrate;
a first buildup layer formed on a first surface of the core substrate and comprising an insulation layer and a conductive
layer;

a second buildup layer formed on a second surface of the core substrate on an opposite side with respect to the first buildup
layer and comprising an insulation layer and a conductive layer; and

an inductor device positioned in the second buildup layer and comprising a resin insulation layer and a coil layer formed
on the resin insulation layer,

wherein the second buildup layer has a cavity in which the inductor device is accommodated.

US Pat. No. 9,304,704

COMMUNICATION WITH TWO OR MORE STORAGE DEVICES VIA ONE SAS COMMUNICATION PORT

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first bridge chip operatively coupled between a serial attached small computer system interface (SCSI) (SAS) communication
port of a SAS expander and a first storage device, and configured to provide a first communication channel between the SAS
expander and the first storage device; and

a second bridge chip operatively coupled between the first bridge chip and a second storage device, and configured to provide
a second communication channel between the SAS expander and the second storage device through the SAS communication port and
the first bridge chip, the second storage device different that the first storage device, and wherein the SAS expander is
configured to be in communication with the second storage device only by way of the first bridge chip.

US Pat. No. 9,302,208

LIGAND GRAFT FUNCTIONALIZED SUBSTRATES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A filter element comprising two or more layers of a porous thermoplastic ligand functionalized substrate and extending
from the surfaces thereof free-radically grafted biguanide ligand groups to form a free-radically-grafted substrate, wherein
the free-radically grafted substrate is of the formula:
Substrate˜(Mligand)m, where Substrate represents the porous thermoplastic substrate, Mligand and represents a polymerized grafted ethylenically unsaturated monomer having pendant biguanide ligand groups, and m is at
least two;
wherein said pendent biguanide ligands groups are selected from one or more of the formula:
whereinR2 is an arylene or alkylene and a is at least one.

US Pat. No. 9,307,684

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SHIELDING LAYER HAVING OPENINGS POSITIONED ABOVE A PLURALITY OF SIGNAL LEADS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel having a display region and a periphery region and comprising an array substrate and
a color filter substrate opposite to each other, wherein the array substrate comprises a plurality of pixel regions defined
by intersecting signal lines in the display region, each pixel region comprises a thin film transistor, and signal leads are
disposed in the periphery region and connected to the signal lines; the LCD panel further comprising:
at least one shielding layer located in the periphery region, which is grounded and electrically conductive,
wherein, the at least one shielding layer is formed on the array substrate and covers at least part of the signal leads, and
an insulating layer is disposed between the at least one shielding layer and the signal leads; and

wherein openings are positioned in the at least one shielding layer above at least the signal leads.

US Pat. No. 9,307,667

DISPLAY DEVICE

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. A display device comprising:
a display in which an image is displayed on a display surface;
a back chassis that is disposed on a surface opposite to the display surface of the display, said back chassis having a display
holding portion;

a cushion disposed between the display and the display holding portion;
a bezel formed in a frame shape and directly mounted to the back chassis to press an outer circumference of the display against
the display holding portion through the cushion so as to avoid use of a middle chassis to hold the display;

a lamp to emit light to be incident on the display;
a reflection sheet, mounted on the back chassis, to reflect the light emitted from the lamp toward the display;
a sheet mounting portion, formed in the back chassis, to mount the reflection sheet; and
a diffusion plate to control the light emitted from the lamp, said diffusion plate being disposed between the display and
the back chassis and arranged therein to control bending of the diffusion plate.

US Pat. No. 9,307,658

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display apparatus comprising: a display panel for displaying an image; a back cover mounted on a rear surface of the
display panel; and a curvature adjustment unit mounted on the rear surface of the back cover to adjustment a curvature of
the back cover according to user's manual manipulation;
and the curvature adjustment unit comprises: a button member slid within a casing in a vertical direction of the back cover
according to user's downward pressing; at least one cam part rotating in a horizontal direction of the back cover according
to the sliding of the button member; and a pair of wings slid, on the at least one cam part, closer to or away from each other
in the horizontal direction of the back cover according to the rotation of the at least one cam part.

US Pat. No. 9,302,700

TORQUE SENSOR AND POWER STEERING SYSTEM USING THE TORQUE SENSOR

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

13. A power steering system comprising:
a steering mechanism having;
a steering shaft formed by an input shaft which rotates according to a steering operation of a steering wheel and an output
shaft to which a rotation of the input shaft is transmitted by being connected to the input shaft through a torsion bar; and

a conversion mechanism which converts a rotation of the output shaft to a steering motion of steered road wheels,
a torque sensor that detects a steering torque generated in the steering shaft; and
an electric motor that provides a steering force to the steering mechanism on the basis of an output signal of the torque
sensor, and

the torque sensor having;
a magnetic member provided at the first shaft member so as to rotate integrally with the first shaft member and having different
magnetic poles that are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction concentrically with a rotation axis of the rotation
member;

a first yoke member formed by magnetic material and provided at the second shaft member so as to rotate integrally with the
second shaft member, the first yoke member having;

(a) a plurality of first nail portions that are arranged concentrically with the rotation axis so as to face the magnetic
member in a radial direction of the rotation axis; and

(b) a first ring portion that connects the first nail portions together,
a second yoke member formed by magnetic material and provided at the second shaft member so as to rotate integrally with the
second shaft member, the second yoke member having;

(c) a plurality of second nail portions that are arranged concentrically with the rotation axis in such a way that the first
nail portions and the second nail portions are alternately arranged in the circumferential direction and the second nail portions
face the magnetic member in the radial direction of the rotation axis; and

(d) a second ring portion that is arranged at an outer circumferential side of the first ring portion so as to be separated
from and face the first ring portion and connects the second nail portions together,

a first magnetic flux concentration ring formed by magnetic material and having a substantially arc-shape in a horizontally-cut
cross section, the first magnetic flux concentration ring provided between the first ring portion and the second ring portion
so that the first magnetic flux concentration ring and the first ring portion are arranged in layers each other in the radial
direction and generating thereinside magnetic field by magnetic field generated in the first ring portion;

a second magnetic flux concentration ring formed by magnetic material and having a substantially arc-shape in a horizontally-cut
cross section, the second magnetic flux concentration ring provided between the second ring portion and the first magnetic
flux concentration ring so that the second magnetic flux concentration ring and the second ring portion are arranged in layers
each other in the radial direction and generating thereinside magnetic field by magnetic field generated in the second ring
portion; and

a magnetic sensor arranged between the first and second magnetic flux concentration rings and having a Hall device that detects
a change of internal magnetic field between the first and second magnetic flux concentration rings which occurs by receiving
the magnetic field between the first and second ring portions which changes according to a change of a relative angle between
the first and second nail portions and the magnetic member in response to torsion deformation of the torsion bar.

US Pat. No. 9,307,533

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A wireless communication apparatus capable of controlling communication on at least a first frequency channel and a second
frequency channel, comprising:
a baseband processor to generate a beacon frame, the beacon frame, via the first frequency channel, notifying of an identifier
of the second frequency channel, frequency band information on the second frequency channel, and a group identifier which
is used on the second frequency channel, a group of the group identifier being a system component configured by the wireless
communication apparatus and that controls to transmit and receive frames on the first frequency channel and the second frequency
channel,

wherein each of the frames includes a source address and a destination address, and the baseband processor controls to:
receive, via the first frequency channel, a connection request frame in which a first address is specified as the source address;
receive, via the first frequency channel, a change request frame to change to the second frequency channel in which the first
address is specified as the source address, after permitting a connection request by the connection request frame, and

conduct, via the second frequency channel, sending of a frame in which the first address is specified as the destination address
and receiving of a frame in which the first address is specified as the source address, after permitting a change request
by the change request frame.

US Pat. No. 9,306,306

TERMINAL

Autonetworks Technologies...

1. A terminal used in an electronic circuit unit with a circuit board including an edge portion and a plurality of connection
conductors on a surface of the edge portion, a housing for housing the circuit board and a plurality of terminals respectively
provided on ends of a plurality of wires to be connected to the respective connection conductors of the circuit board and
each including a contact portion to be brought into contact with the corresponding connection conductor, comprising:
a wire connecting portion to be connected to an end portion of the wire; and
a board connecting portion to be connected to the connection conductor;
wherein the board connecting portion includes a substantially rectangular tubular main portion having opposite front and rear
ends, a bottom wall formed with an opening and opposite first and second side walls extending from the bottom wall, a first
resilient contact piece bent from the bottom wall at a first distance from the front end and extending into the tubular main
body, the first resilient contact piece being adjacent the first side wall and having a first contact portion projecting into
the opening to be brought resiliently into contact with the connection conductor and being resiliently deformable so as to
allow a resilient displacement of the first contact portion and a second resilient contact piece bent from the bottom wall
at a second distance from the front end and extending into the tubular main body, the second resilient contact piece being
adjacent the second side wall and having a second contact portion projecting into the opening to be brought resiliently into
contact with the connection conductor that is contacted by the first contact portion and being resiliently deformable so as
to allow a resilient displacement of the second contact portion, and the first and second distances being different from one
another so that the first and second resilient contact pieces are resiliently deformable independently of each other and have
mutually different natural vibration frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,303,977

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING CALIPER OF CREPED TISSUE PAPER BASED ON A DOMINANT FREQUENCY OF THE PAPER AND A STANDARD DEVIATION OF DIFFUSELY REFLECTED LIGHT INCLUDING IDENTIFYING A CALIPER MEASUREMENT BY USING THE IMAGE OF T

Honeywell International I...

1. A method comprising:
using at least one processing device:
obtaining an image of a web of creped tissue paper; and
identifying a caliper measurement of the web using the image, the caliper measurement based on a dominant frequency of the
web and a standard deviation of diffusely-reflected light from the web.

US Pat. No. 9,307,656

ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An apparatus configured for use with an electronic device, the apparatus comprising:
a case comprising, at least in part, a flexible layer, the case configured to protect at least a portion of said electronic
device, the case comprising:

a first portion configured to only cover a first portion of a back side and two entire corner areas of said electronic device
when fully installed on said electronic device, such that there is a gap in the first portion of the case that covers the
two entire corner areas of said electronic device, the gap in the first portion of the case being disposed between areas that
cover the two entire corner areas of said electronic device, to thereby fully expose a corresponding side edge of said electronic
device between the two entire corner areas when the first portion is fully installed on said electronic device;

a second portion configured to only cover a remaining portion of the back side and two entire corner areas of said electronic
device when fully installed on said electronic device, such that there is a gap in the second portion of the case that covers
the two entire corner areas of said electronic device, the gap in the second portion of the case being disposed between areas
that cover the two entire corner areas of said electronic device, to thereby fully expose a corresponding side edge of said
electronic device between the two entire corner areas when the first portion is fully installed on said electronic device;
and

a hinge that connects the first portion of the case to the second portion of the case, the hinge comprising:
a groove formed in the flexible layer; and
at least one elongated opening disposed through the flexible layer within the groove.

US Pat. No. 9,307,515

SELF IDENTIFYING MODULATED LIGHT SOURCE

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method for determining a position of a mobile device within an area containing a plurality of modulated light beacons,
each beacon broadcasting an identification code via modulated light, the method comprising:
receiving from the mobile device approximate location information derived from a signal acquired by the mobile device, the
approximate location information not being derived from visible light received by the mobile device;

receiving from the mobile device one or more identification codes of modulated light beacons, each identification code being
acquired by the mobile device;

determining the position of the mobile device based on the approximate location information and the one or more identification
codes of the modulated light beacons; and

transmitting information related to the position of the mobile device to the mobile device.
US Pat. No. 9,301,928

CONFORMABLE COATING AND COMPOSITION

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A conformable coating composition comprising:
a polymerizable cyanoacrylate monomer;
an elastomer;
a volatile liquid;
wherein the cyanoacrylate monomer is 0.1 to 65% wt. of the nonvolatile portion;
wherein the elastomer in an elastomer phase is at least 35% wt. of the nonvolatile portion;
wherein the volatile liquid is at least 40% wt. of the total composition; and
wherein the composition does not create an adhesive bond which exceeds 45 grams shear force over a 6.5 cm2 area after 10 min. contact time to a second glass surface, when: (i) the composition is applied to a first glass surface,
and (ii) the second glass surface is applied to the first glass surface, having the composition disposed there between, wherein
the composition forms an adherent, conformable polymer coating when applied to a surface.

US Pat. No. 9,307,534

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND CIPHERING METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A radio communication apparatus, comprising: a controller configured to, if a radio access bearer (RAB) for a circuit switching
domain is reconfigured between a dedicated channel (DCH) and enhanced uplink dedicated channel/High Speed Downlink Packet
Access (E-DCH/HSDPA) and an RAB corresponded to RAB information exists as an established RAB and there exists no transparent
mode (TM) radio bearer for a core network (CN) domain included in an information element of CN domain identity (ID), and at
least one TM radio bearer is included in an information element of radio bearer (RB) information to setup, calculates a start
value that is used on a new RAB; and a transmitter configured to communicate with a radio access network.

US Pat. No. 9,302,291

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING VAPOR

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A vapor processing system comprising:
a vapor source for producing a vapor;
an outlet conduit connected to the vapor source for carrying the vapor from the vapor source, wherein downstream of the vapor
source the outlet conduit separates into a vapor bypass conduit and a vapor feed conduit;

a first vapor control valve disposed in the vapor bypass conduit;
a first vacuum chamber connected to the vapor bypass conduit, and disposed downstream of the first vapor control valve;
a second vacuum chamber connected to the vapor feed conduit;
a controller operatively coupled to the first vapor control valve, wherein the controller is configured to control, via the
first vapor control valve, the flow of vapor to the first vacuum chamber; and

a pressure sensor operatively coupled to the controller and positioned to
sense a pressure in the outlet conduit or the vapor feed conduit,
wherein the controller is further configured to vary the position of the first vapor control valve based at least in part
on pressure sensed by the pressure sensor so as to control the flow of vapor to the first vacuum chamber and the flow of vapor
to the second vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,307,660

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A collapsible electronic equipment, comprising:
a first part, having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side;
a second part;
a first rotary mechanism, disposed on the first part and having a first shaft;
a second rotary mechanism, having a second shaft; and
a joint element, disposed on the first rotary mechanism, pivotally connected to the second part, and having a first connecting
portion and a second connecting portion, wherein the first shaft is disposed on the first connecting portion and pivotally
connected to the first part and the joint element, the second shaft is disposed on the second connecting portion and pivotally
connected to the second part and the joint element, and a diameter of the first connecting portion is larger than the total
thickness of the first part and the second part;

wherein when the second part is inclined relative to the first part and situated on the first side, the joint element or the
second part abuts the first side, and

wherein when the second part is inclined relative to the first part and located at the second side, the joint element or the
second part abuts the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,305,056

RESULTS CACHE INVALIDATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:
a plurality of computing nodes, each of which comprises at least one processor and a memory, wherein the plurality of computing
nodes are configured to collectively implement a database service configured to:

store a query result as a new entry in a results set cache comprising a plurality of entries, wherein the query result is
generated from execution of a database query on a plurality of data records stored by the database service;

write a probabilistic data structure in response to storing the new entry in the results set cache, wherein respective entries
in the results set cache correspond to respective ones of a plurality of probabilistic data structures usable to selectively
invalidate the respective entries in the results set cache based, at least in part, on a subset of the plurality of data records
that is reflected in the query result;

receive an indication that the plurality of data records has been modified; and
determine whether to invalidate the one or more entries in the results set cache based, at least in part, on a comparison
between respective ones of the plurality of probabilistic data structures corresponding to respective entries in the results
set cache and a representation of the modified plurality of data records, wherein the comparison indicates, with a probability
of a false positive, whether the respective entries represented by the probabilistic data structure correspond to the modified
plurality of data records.

US Pat. No. 9,304,839

RESENDING MESSAGES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method for resending messages comprising:
determining if a particular message with a first unique identifier has been received by a number of potential recipient tasks
in a distributed streaming system;

in response to all of the number of potential recipient tasks not receiving the particular message, blocking the particular
message;

determining whether to resend the particular message;
in response to determining to resend the particular message, notifying the number of potential recipient tasks to ignore the
particular message with the first unique identifier;

unblocking the particular message; and
resending the particular message with a second unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,304,374

FOCAL-PLANE SHUTTER, OPTICAL DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING CURRENT FOR FOCAL-PLANE SHUTTER

SEIKO PRECISION INC., Na...

1. A focal-plane shutter comprising:
a mechanical portion including:
a board including an opening; and
a leading blade and a trailing blade capable of opening and closing the opening; and
a leading blade actuator and a trailing blade actuator respectively driving the leading blade and the trailing blade, and
respectively including a leading blade coil and a trailing blade coil,

wherein
a leading blade run-up period is from a time when the leading actuator starts being energized such that the leading blade
opens the opening to a time when the leading blade starts opening the opening,

a trailing blade run-up period is from a time when the trailing actuator starts being energized such that the trailing blade
closes the opening to a time when the trailing blade starts closing the opening, and

a current value flowing through at least one of the leading blade coil and the trailing blade coil is adjusted such that one
of variations in the leading blade run-up period and the trailing blade run-up period depending on a temperature change corresponds
to the other one.

US Pat. No. 9,307,574

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:
a first wireless communication apparatus; and
a second wireless communication apparatus, wherein the first wireless communication apparatus comprises:
a first control device configured to:
where a first wireless network in which the first wireless communication apparatus is a master station and a second wireless
network in which the second wireless communication apparatus is a master station are formed, change a state of the first wireless
communication apparatus from a first state to a second state in a specific case where transmission of target data is to be
executed from the first wireless communication apparatus to the second wireless communication apparatus, the first state being
a state in which the first wireless communication apparatus is the master station of the first wireless network, the second
state being a state in which the first wireless communication apparatus is a slave station of the second wireless network,
and in the specific case, transmit the target data to the second wireless communication apparatus using the second wireless
network in which the first wireless communication apparatus is the slave station and the second wireless communication apparatus
is the master station, and wherein the second wireless communication apparatus comprises: a second control device configured
to:

in the specific case, receive the target data from the first wireless communication apparatus using the second wireless network
in which the first wireless communication apparatus is the slave station and the second wireless communication apparatus is
the master station.

US Pat. No. 9,306,949

CONFIGURE INTERCONNECTIONS BETWEEN NETWORKS HOSTED IN DATACENTERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for configuring communication between virtualized private networks, the system comprising:
one or more datacenters comprising one or more computing devices configured to communicate with each other over network connections
within the one or more datacenters;

the one or more computing devices further configured to host a first virtualized private network comprising a first compute
instance hosted on the one or more computing devices, the first virtualized private network being associated with a first
entity;

the one or more computing devices further configured to host a second virtualized private network comprising a second compute
instance hosted on the one or more computing devices, the second virtualized private network associated with a second entity,
wherein the second virtualized private network is isolated from the first virtualized private network and wherein the first
entity is different from the second entity; and

one or more memories having stored therein computer-readable instructions that, upon execution on the system, cause the system
to at least:

determine that the first entity has authorized the second entity to access the first compute instance;
provide the second compute instance with a network address associated with the first virtualized private network via the network
connections; and

route a communication that is addressed with the network address from the second compute instance to the first compute instance
via the network connections.

US Pat. No. 9,304,234

PLASMONIC DARK FIELD AND FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a plasmonic condenser for generating surface plasmon at an evanescent wave surface, the plasmonic condenser comprising:
a substrate layer;
a metal layer comprising the evanescent wave surface; and
a media layer disposed between the metal layer and the substrate layer, the media layer comprising a source of radiation,
the radiation interacting with the metal layer to create surface plasmons that are not substantially optically detectable
as far field radiation until an interfering object is brought into proximity with the evanescent wave surface, the interfering
object causing coupling of at least some of the surface plasmons into propagating radiation detectable by an objective lens,
the media layer further comprising at least one of a light emitting diode or an organic light emitting diode that emits the
radiation at one or more wavelengths upon experiencing an applied voltage, the radiation being directly coupled into the surface
plasmons.

US Pat. No. 9,307,139

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD FOR SELECTING IMAGE FROM AMONG CAPTURED IMAGES

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
an image sensor configured to capture an image of an object through a lens;
a memory configured to store images captured by the image sensor; and
a processor configured to perform a process including:
adjusting a position of the lens, based on a value that is obtained from each of the images captured by the image sensor and
that represents an extent of focusing by the lens;

calculating a local maximum value of the value that represents the extent of focusing by the lens, based on temporal changes
of the value that is obtained from each of the images successively captured by the image sensor and that represents the extent
of focusing by the lens; and

selecting an image from among the images stored in the memory, based on differences of the local maximum value calculated
by the calculating and the value obtained from each of the images and representing the extent of focusing by the lens.

US Pat. No. 9,306,601

LDPC DESIGN FOR HIGH PARALLELISM, LOW ERROR FLOOR, AND SIMPLE ENCODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of data encoding, the method comprising:
receiving a set of information bits;
performing a low density parity check (LDPC) encoding operation on the set of information bits to produce a codeword based
on a matched lifted LDPC code, wherein the matched lifting is based on a commutative lifting group and wherein the LDPC code
includes a number of parity bits and a submatrix to determine values of the parity bits, and wherein:

an order of the lifting group (Z) corresponds with a size of the lifting;
a determinant of the submatrix is a polynomial of the form: ga+(g0+gL)P, wherein:

g0 is the identity element of the group,

g0=gL2k,

Z=2k*L, for a positive integers k and L,

a=2l*L, for a non-negative l
P is an arbitrary non-zero element of a binary group ring associated to the lifting group.

US Pat. No. 9,307,685

PROTECTIVE SLEEVE WITH BONDED WIRE FILAMENTS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A fabric sleeve for protecting elongate members against at least one of EMI, RFI or ESD, comprising:
a wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends, said wall being formed from a plurality of filaments interlaced
with one another, at least one of said filaments being provided as a continuous strand of conductive wire and at least one
of said filaments being provided as a heat-fusible nonconductive filament, said continuous strand of conductive wire being
at least partially embedded in fixed attachment with said at least one heat-fusible nonconductive filament at bond joints
formed of melted and solidified material of said at least one heat-fusible nonconductive filament.

US Pat. No. 9,307,644

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN ASYMMETRICALLY DISPOSED ALIGNMENT UNIT

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a socket connector comprising:
a socket housing;
a plurality of first terminals spaced apart from each other in a first direction of the socket housing; and
a first alignment unit which protrudes from the socket housing and is asymmetrically disposed with respect to a virtual line
which passes through a center of the socket housing in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and

a plug connector which is coupled to the socket connector and comprises:
a plug housing;
a plurality of second terminals spaced apart from each other in the first direction of the plug housing and respectively coupled
to the plurality of first terminals; and

a second alignment unit disposed on the plug housing and coupled to the first alignment unit.

US Pat. No. 9,304,596

BACKLIGHT FOR TOUCHLESS GESTURE DETECTION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A device to detect a gesture performed by an object in touch-less communication with the device, the device comprising:
two or more ambient light sensors arranged at respective first surface locations of the device, each of the two or more ambient
light sensors configured to sense light intensity at the respective first surface locations;

one or more processors configured to:
control two or more light sources at respective second surface locations of the device based on the light intensity sensed
by the two or more ambient light sensors,

calibrate the two or more ambient light sensors in response to an ambient light level falling below a minimum threshold level
for a first duration when the two or more light sources are turned off, wherein the two or more ambient light sensors are
initially calibrated to provide a first set of light intensity measurements while the two or more light sources are off;

turn on each of the two or more light sources after calibrating the two or more ambient light sensors; and
detect the gesture based on light intensity sensed by each of the two or more ambient light sensors when the two or more light
sources are turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,307,638

FLEXIBLE METAL LAMINATE

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

1. A flexible metal laminate, including a polymer resin layer including a polyimide resin including a repeating unit represented
by the following Chemical Formula 1, a dispersing agent dispersed in the polymer resin layer, and a fluororesin,
wherein the fluororesin is more distributed through the inside of the polymer resin layer than at both surfaces of the polymer
resin layer:


wherein, in Chemical Formula 1, Y1 is a tetravalent aromatic organic functional group, X is a divalent aromatic organic functional group, and n is an integer
of 1 to 300,

the dispersing agent includes one or more polymers selected from the group consisting of a polyester-based polymer, a polyether
modified polydimethylsiloxane, and a polyester/polyamine polymer,

the polymer resin layer has a dielectric constant of 2.2 to 2.8 at 5 GHz,
wherein the content of the fluororesin per unit volume of the polymer resin layer increases with the depth until 20% of the
total thickness from both surfaces of the polymer resin layer, and

the flexible metal laminate has a coefficient of thermal expansion of 1 ppm to 28 ppm at 100° C. to 200° C.

US Pat. No. 9,304,997

ASYNCHRONOUSLY MIGRATING A FILE SYSTEM

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for migrating data, the method being implemented by one or more processors and comprising:
identifying a collection of file system objects that are associated with a source file system that is actively in use by a
plurality of clients;

intercepting individual file system operations that are intended to be handled by the source file system at a location that
is in-line and external to the source file system, so as to not disrupt the plurality of clients requesting file system operations
to be performed on the source file system;

for at least a duration of time during which the source file system is in active use by the plurality of clients,
replicating at least a portion of the source file system, including each file system object of the collection, at a destination
file system;

determining when individual file system operations after the source file system; and
asynchronously implementing one or more of the individual file system operations that are determined to alter the source file
system on the destination file system, wherein asynchronously implementing one or more of the individual file system operations
includes (i) generating a replay log that sequences multiple file system operations corresponding to a create type operation,
a write type operation or a modification type operation, but not a read type operation, and (ii) asynchronously implementing
the multiple file system operations from the replay log.

US Pat. No. 9,304,357

PHOTOALIGNMENT EQUIPMENT AND PHOTOALIGNMENT METHOD

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

7. A photoalignment equipment comprising:
an ultraviolet light source having a first wave band and a second wave band;
a platform under the ultraviolet light source;
an optical filter located between the ultraviolet light source and the platform, wherein a first accommodating space and a
second accommodating space are divided by the optical filter, the ultraviolet light source is disposed in the first accommodating
space, the platform is disposed in the second accommodating space, the first wave band does not pass through the optical filter,
while the second wave band passes through the optical filter; and

a pipe assembly communicated with the first and second accommodating spaces.
US Pat. No. 9,302,025

HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A device containing a hemostatic composition, the device comprising:
a sterile container; and
a hemostatic composition comprising a hemostatically effective amount of a wet layered clay selected from the group consisting
of a kaolin, a palygorskite and a sepiolite, wherein the clay is not vitrified, and wherein the hemostatic composition is
provided in the sterile container, is hydrated from 0.5 wt. % to 30 wt. %, and does not include a zeolite.

US Pat. No. 9,307,617

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An illumination apparatus comprising:
an illumination unit;
a reception unit; and
a control unit configured to control illumination of the illumination unit in accordance with a default illumination pattern,
wherein, when the reception unit receives an illumination pattern, the control unit performs illumination control different
from the illumination according to the default illumination pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,305,663

TECHNIQUES FOR ASSESSING PASS/FAIL STATUS OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

NetApp, Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a storage server, error data for a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks comprising a plurality
of memory pages associated with a plurality of non-volatile memory cells, wherein the error data indicates which of the plurality
of memory pages comprise an uncorrectable bit error that cannot be corrected by an available error correction code (ECC);

selecting, by the storage server, a block for read testing from the plurality of blocks, wherein the selection is based on
selection criteria comprising the received error data;

writing, by the storage server, a predetermined pattern on each of the plurality of memory pages in the selected block before
a predetermined period of time has started;

reading, by the storage server, after the predetermined period of time has expired, the predetermined pattern from each of
the plurality of memory pages in the selected block;

determining, by the storage server, for each of the plurality of memory pages in the selected block, when there is a match
between the predetermined pattern that was read from each of the plurality of memory pages in the selected block after the
predetermined period of time has expired and the predetermined pattern that was written on each of the plurality of memory
pages in the selected block before the predetermined period of time had started; and

taking, by the storage server, the block offline when a proportion of the plurality of memory pages in the selected block
that comprise the predetermined pattern that do not match exceeds an error threshold proportion, wherein the proportion is
based on a number of the plurality of memory pages in the selected block that do not match and a total number of the plurality
of memory pages in the selected block.

US Pat. No. 9,306,316

FERRITE CORE INTEGRATED WATERPROOF CONNECTOR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A ferrite core integrated fluidproof connector, comprising:
at least one wire having a terminal fitting connected thereto;
a housing formed with at least one terminal accommodating chamber capable of at least partly accommodating the terminal fitting;
a resilient plug mounted on the housing and formed with at least one wire insertion hole arranged to correspond to the terminal
accommodating chamber, the wire insertion hole having an inner peripheral surface and at least one compressively deformable
lip extending circumferentially on the inner peripheral surface of the wire insertion hole and projecting in from a base part
that defines an area of the wire insertion hole having a maximum inner diameter, the lip being configured to closely contact
an outer peripheral surface of the wire inserted through the wire insertion hole; and

a ferrite core embedded in the resilient plug and being radially outward of the base parts of the at least one lips in a direction
opposite to a projecting direction of the at least one lip in the resilient plug.

US Pat. No. 9,304,411

LITHOGRAPHIC METHOD AND APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of patterning substrates using a lithographic apparatus, the method comprising:
projecting a patterned radiation beam onto target portions of respective substrates in a lot of substrates; and
determining whether a feed-forward correction based on a lens heating model for adjusting the projection system during exposure
of the lot of substrates is required,

wherein the determining is also based on a number of subsequent lots of substrates that are to be exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,307,474

FREQUENCY BAND SELECTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of frequency band selection using one or more network nodes in a wireless communication system, comprising:
at the one or more network nodes:
determining a mobility of a wireless device based on a change to an assigned modulation and coding scheme over a period of
time, wherein the wireless device is-in communication with an access node over a first frequency band using a first radio
access technology;

determining a traffic class indicator associated with an application running on the wireless device;
detecting that a signal level of the first frequency band meets a handover criteria;
sending, to the wireless device, a message that includes information about a second and a third frequency bands and a connection
release message, wherein the second and third frequency bands use a second radio access technology;

based on the determined mobility and traffic class indicator, instructing the wireless device to communicate with the access
node using the second frequency band of the second radio access technology;

determining that the second frequency band of the second radio access technology is unavailable for communication by the wireless
device; and,

establishing communication between the access node and the wireless device to change to using the third frequency band based
on the message.

US Pat. No. 9,305,953

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging device comprising:
a light-sensing pixel region;
a first pixel region;
a second pixel region;
a first wiring layer disposed above the light-sensing pixel region;
a second wiring layer disposed above the topmost wiring layer of the wiring layer disposed above the light-sensing pixel region,
above the second pixel region; and

a passivation film disposed extending from the light-sensing pixel region to the first pixel region and the second pixel region,
of which a position of a top face located above the second wiring layer differs from a position of a top face located above
the first wiring layer,

wherein the first pixel region is disposed between the light-sensing pixel region and the second pixel region, adjacent to
the light-sensing pixel region and the second pixel region,

wherein the first pixel region overlaps, in plan view, a first shielding portion included in the first wiring layer,
wherein the second pixel region overlaps, in plan view, a second shielding portion included in the second wiring layer,
and wherein an electroconductive pattern is formed at the first wiring layer at a position overlapping the second pixel region
in plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,305,503

DISPLAY PANEL WITH PRE-CHARGING OPERATIONS, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a plurality of data lines comprising a first data line and a second data line adjacent to the first data line; and
a source driver coupled to the data lines, the source driver comprising:
a first latching circuit for sequentially sampling input data signals and successively generating a first former sample data
signal and a first latter sample data signal, wherein the first latching circuit outputs the first former sample data signal
when the first latter sample data signal is generated;

a second latching circuit for sequentially sampling the input data signals and successively generating a second former sample
data signal and a second latter sample data signal, wherein the second latching circuit outputs the second former sample data
signal when the second latter sample data signal is generated;

a transmission switch circuit coupled to the first data line and the second data line, wherein the transmission switch circuit
is activated in accordance with a polarity signal and a control signal, such that a first output data signal corresponding
to the first former sample data signal and a second output data signal corresponding to the second former sample data signal
are transmitted through the transmission switch circuit;

a switch control circuit coupled to the first latching circuit and the second latching circuit for comparing the most significant
bit (MSB) of the first former sample data signal with the MSB of the first latter sample data signal and comparing the MSB
of the second former sample data signal with the MSB of the second latter sample data signal, thereby generating a first switch
control signal and a second switch control signal;

a first pre-charge switch circuit coupled to the first data line and the switch control circuit, wherein the first pre-charge
switch circuit is activated in accordance with the first switch control signal, the polarity signal and the control signal
when the transmission switch circuit is deactivated, such that the first data line is pre-charged by one of a first pre-charge
voltage and a second pre-charge voltage through the first pre-charge switch circuit; and

a second pre-charge switch circuit coupled to the second data line and the switch control circuit, wherein the second pre-charge
switch circuit is activated in accordance with the second switch control signal, the polarity signal and the control signal
when the transmission switch circuit is deactivated, such that the second data line is pre-charged by the other of the first
pre-charge voltage and the second pre-charge voltage through the second pre-charge switch circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,304,795

FUNCTION-TARGETED VIRTUAL MACHINE SWITCHING

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method for function-targeted virtual machine switching in a datacenter, the method comprising:
profiling a process executed on a first virtual machine that is being executed on a physical server;
building a probability table based on the profiling, wherein the probability table includes information regarding one or more
functions that are associated with the executed process and a virtual machine switching probability, wherein the one or more
functions are included in the process and are executed sequentially as part of the execution of the process;

selecting at least one function from the probability table, configured to execute on the first virtual machine;
adjusting the virtual machine switching probability associated with the at least one selected function using a slow alteration
input corresponding to a desired rate of probability change, wherein the slow alteration input includes at least one aperiodic
pseudorandom function having minimum derivatives that meet the desired rate of probability change;

in response to a detection that the at least one selected function is executing on the first virtual machine, switching from
the first virtual machine to a second virtual machine that is being executed on a same physical server as the first virtual
machine based on the adjusted virtual machine switching probability to prevent an attack; and

executing, on the second virtual machine, one or more functions configured to execute on the second virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,307,550

EVOLVED NODE B CONTROLLED CENTRALIZED RESOURCE REUSE FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE AND CELLULAR USERS

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method, comprising:
determining whether to grant reuse resources, comprising resources currently being used for a cellular connection, to a device-to-device
connection based on reviewing by priority at least one request for device-to-device connection resources, wherein the reuse
resources comprise at least one uplink channel to be used by a user equipment during a time period; and

initiating transmission of a notification of device-to-device reusable resources in response to the at least one request,
wherein the notification contains configuration information to identify the reusable resources available during the time period,

wherein reviewing by priority comprises considering a relative priority of the device-to-device connection to at least one
of the cellular connection or another device-to-device connection.

US Pat. No. 9,305,677

BORON NITRIDE CONVERTED CARBON FIBER

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method comprising:
(a) providing boron oxide and carbon fiber, the carbon fiber having a circular cross-section;
(b) heating the boron oxide to melt the boron oxide and heating the carbon fiber;
(c) mixing a nitrogen-containing gas with boron oxide vapor from molten boron oxide; and
(d) converting a portion of the carbon fiber proximate a perimeter of the circular cross-section of the carbon fiber to boron
nitride, the boron nitride having a thickness of about 10 nanometers to 1.5 microns.

US Pat. No. 9,305,489

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein at least one of the pixels comprises:
a light emitting portion comprising:
an emission layer configured to generate light,
a pixel electrode, and
an opposing electrode facing the pixel electrode, the emission layer being between the pixel electrode and the opposing electrode
in a first direction and forming the light emitting portion, and

a light outputting portion at a side of the light emitting portion in a second direction crossing the first direction and
configured to allow more of the light to be outputted therefrom than is outputted from the light emitting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,304,196

MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A RADAR MECHANISM AND PROCEDURE FOR THE OPERATION OF A RADAR MECHANISM

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A first motor vehicle comprising:
a radar device for detecting a second motor vehicle located in a detection zone of the radar device,
wherein the detection zone is defined by an elevation angle zone and an azimuth angle zone,
wherein the elevation angle zone also covers at least a partial angle zone which lies within an angle interval of 15° to 90°
above a horizontal defined with respect to the first motor vehicle,

wherein the elevation angle zone also covers a further partial angle zone,
wherein a power ratio of radar signals transmitted within the further partial angle zone and the partial angle zone lies in
a value range of 10 dB to 20 dB, and

wherein the partial angle zone and the further partial angle zone are configured to allow simultaneous transmission of radar
signals.

US Pat. No. 9,305,487

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY PANEL THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. An organic light emitting diode display comprising:
an organic light emitting diode display panel comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in array, each pixel comprising a
plurality of sub-pixels, wherein each of the sub-pixels is merely used for displaying a single color; and

a driving device coupled to the organic light emitting diode display panel to drive each of the pixels in a manner that at
least one sub-pixel adjacent to the pixel and the pixel are driven for color mixing according to data signals of at least
one pixel within at most three rows,

wherein the driving device drives the at least one sub-pixel adjacent to the pixel and the pixel for color mixing in response
to determining that a luminance difference between the data signals of each of the pixels and the data signals of each of
the adjacent pixels is within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 9,305,299

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PROACTIVELY IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING CUSTOMER NEEDS

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:
detecting a first event associated with a customer within a system;
predicting that the detected first event will have a predetermined impact on the customer;
storing within the system information associated with the detected event, including an indication of one or more products
and services associated with the event, a description of the event, and an identification of the customer that is predicted
to be negatively impacted;

identifying a plurality of interactions between the customer and a customer care representative that are associated with the
first event, including a telephone call between the customer and the customer care representative, an e-mail between the customer
and the customer care representative, and an online instant message exchange between the customer and the customer care representative;

storing a record of each of the identified plurality of interactions between the customer and the customer care representative
that are associated with the first event;

detecting a plurality of after-effects associated with the first event, the plurality of after-effects including the performance
of one or more actions by the user that had not been performed by the user before the first event and the failure of the user
to perform one or more actions performed a plurality of times by the user before the first event;

storing information associated with the plurality of detected after-effects associated with the first event, the information
including a description of each of the plurality of detected after-effects;

predicting a customer need associated with the customer when a second event occurs after the first event, utilizing the stored
information associated with the detected event, the stored records of each of the identified plurality of interactions between
the customer and the customer care representative that are associated with the first event, and the stored information associated
with the plurality of detected after-effects associated with the first event; and

addressing the predicted customer need associated with the customer.

US Pat. No. 9,304,541

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first body;
a second body, connected to the first body and capable of being opened and closed relative to the first body, and having a
sliding slot;

a linking-up member, fixed to the first body, and having a shaft portion pivoted to the sliding slot, wherein the first body
rotates about a rotation shaft of the shaft portion relative to the second body along with and the linking-up member and moves
along the sliding slot; and

a restriction member, assembled to the second body, wherein the linking-up member is movably coupled to the restriction member
according to a contour thereof, wherein the first body is applied with an external force to rotate about the rotation shaft
along with the linking-up member, so as to drive the linking-up member to move relative to the restriction member, and drive
the shaft portion to slide back and forth along the sliding slot, such that the first body is transformed between a first
state and a second state relative to the second body,

wherein the linking-up member is a cam, and at least a part of a curved contour of the cam movably leans against the restriction
member to form a stroke for moving relative to the restriction member,

wherein the stroke comprises a first segment and a second segment adjacent to each other and an inflection point between the
first segment and the second segment, and

wherein the first segment and the second segment respectively have a buffer region located away from the inflection point,
and a relative moving speed of the restriction member at each of the buffer regions is smaller than a relative moving speed
of the restriction member at regions other than the buffer regions.

US Pat. No. 9,302,210

COMPOSITE BLOCKS WITH VOID SPACES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A composite block comprising:
a plurality of activated carbon particles bonded to one another with a polymeric binder forming a plurality of pores between
the bound carbon particles, the plurality of pores forming a tortuous porous network extending throughout the composite block;

the tortuous porous network further comprising a plurality of void spaces, wherein the plurality of void spaces includes first
void spaces and second void spaces, wherein the first void spaces are located within an internal structure of the composite
block and are spaced apart from an outer surface of the composite block, and wherein the second void spaces are located along
the outer surface of the composite block and are separate from said first void spaces; and

wherein a majority of the plurality of first void spaces each have an average diameter greater than the average diameter of
the plurality of pores in the tortuous porous network, and wherein the plurality of first void spaces have an average diameter
of at least about 1 millimeter.

US Pat. No. 9,307,580

INDUCTION HEATING COOKER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An induction heating cooker comprising:
a plurality of heating coils disposed below a cooking plate;
inverters having switching elements;
current detectors to detect values of current flowing in the respective heating coils during on time of the switching elements
of the inverters; and

a controller to determine that a container is placed on the respective heating coils if the current values detected from the
respective heating coils during the on time of the switching elements are equal to or greater than a predetermined value and
a pattern is formed in which the change amount of the current values during the on time of the switching elements increases
over time.

US Pat. No. 9,307,470

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SINGLE RADIO HANDOVER

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for performing single radio handover, the method comprising:
establishing a source radio link between a source radio interface of a mobile node and a source network in accordance with
a first communications protocol, wherein the source radio interface includes a source transmitter and a source receiver that
are configured to communicate in accordance with the first communications protocol when activated;

activating, by the mobile node, a target receiver in a target radio interface of the mobile node without activating a target
transmitter in the target radio interface of the mobile node, wherein the target receiver and the target transmitter are configured
to communicate in accordance with a second communications protocol when activated;

discovering, by the mobile node, a target network by detecting a target network transmission using the activated target receiver,
wherein the target transmitter remains deactivated until after the target network transmission is detected by the activated
target receiver;

communicating handover signaling to a target access point in the target network, the handover signaling specifying a delay
period for handing the mobile node from the source network to the target network, wherein the target transmitter remains inactive
when communicating the handover signaling to the target access point;

terminating the source radio link upon expiration of the delay period; and
activating, by the mobile node, the target transmitter of the target radio interface after terminating the source radio link.

US Pat. No. 9,306,203

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND BATTERY MODULE

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,303,841

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE AND ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION DEVICE

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Ya...

1. An ultraviolet light-emitting module characterized by comprising:
a base where a plurality of ultraviolet light-emitting devices are disposed on a side surface of a cylindrical or polygonal
columnar base such that a light axis of each ultraviolet light-emitting device passes through a center axis of the cylindrical
or polygonal columnar base to emit ultraviolet rays radially to the center axis;

a cover formed by an ultraviolet transmitting material,
the cover covering the base where the ultraviolet light-emitting devices are disposed and being air-tightly mounted to the
base where the ultraviolet light-emitting devices are disposed such that inside thereof is filled with an inert gas or dried
air; and

a flow path for a cooling medium formed inside of the cylindrical or polygonal columnar base to flow a cooling medium through
the flow path for a cooling medium.

US Pat. No. 9,302,070

STEPPED CANNULA

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A stepped cannula configured for delivering one or more materials to the brain of a subject, wherein the cannula has an
exterior diameter, a distal end, a proximal end and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends, the stepped cannula
comprising
one or more tubular components extending through the lumen of the cannula,
two or more co-axially disposed segments, each segment having an exterior diameter that defines the exterior diameter of the
cannula,

wherein the exterior diameter of the segments is different, and further wherein a surface of the cannula which comes into
contact with the material to be delivered is composed of fused silica.

US Pat. No. 9,307,542

ANTENNA PORT MAPPING FOR DEMODULATION REFERENCE SIGNALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

9. A base station comprising:
a plurality of transmit antennas;
a transmitter operatively connected to said transmit antennas, said transmitter including a transmit signal processor and
transmit controller;

said transmitter configured to:
determine a selected transmission rank from a plurality of transmission ranks for a downlink transmission to said user terminal;
determine one or more antenna ports for said downlink transmission, wherein each antenna port is defined by a group and code
pair comprising a code division multiplexing group and orthogonal cover code;

map the antenna ports to the group and code pairs such that, for each antenna port, the code division multiplexing group and
orthogonal cover code are the same for every transmission rank in said plurality of transmission ranks in which the antenna
port is used; and

transmit demodulation reference signals over said antenna ports corresponding to the selected transmission rank.

US Pat. No. 9,305,819

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate processing system comprising:
a first transfer apparatus configured to unload substrates from a cassette that accommodates the substrates and configured
to transfer the unloaded substrates in a transfer direction;

at least one first accommodating unit configured to accommodate the substrates transferred by the first transfer apparatus;
multiple first substrate processing units, which are divided into at least two groups and arranged in a height direction,
configured to perform a preset process to the respective substrates;

multiple second accommodating units, which each respectively corresponds to one of the groups and are arranged to be parallel
with the at least one first accommodating unit in the height direction, configured to accommodate the substrates;

multiple second transfer apparatuses, each respectively corresponding to one of the groups, configured to unload the substrates
from the second accommodating units corresponding to the same groups and transfer the substrates into the first substrate
processing units belonging to the same groups;

multiple second substrate processing units, which each respectively corresponds to one of the groups and are arranged to be
disposed above and below the at least one first accommodating unit and the second accommodating units in the height direction,
configured to perform a predetermined process to the respective substrates; and

at least one delivery apparatus configured to deliver the substrates between the at least one first accommodating unit and
the second accommodating units and configured to transfer the substrates between the at least one first accommodating unit
and the second substrate processing units,

wherein the at least one first accommodating unit corresponding to two adjacent groups is arranged at a middle height position
between the two groups, and the second accommodating units respectively corresponding to the groups are arranged above and
below the at least one first accommodating unit, respectively,

the at least one delivery apparatus is plural in number, and the delivery apparatuses respectively correspond to the groups,
and

the delivery apparatuses deliver the substrates accommodated in the at least one first accommodating unit to the second accommodating
units corresponding to the same groups, respectively, wherein the delivery apparatuses deliver the substrates only perpendicular
to the transfer direction.

US Pat. No. 9,304,199

OBSTACLE AND TERRAIN WARNING RADAR SYSTEM FOR A ROTORCRAFT

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. An obstacle and terrain warning radar system for a rotorcraft, the system having a plurality of radar units, said rotorcraft
having at least one main rotor with an axis of rotation, at least two blades, and a rotor head, each radar unit transmitting
a radar beam with a beam width in azimuth ? of at least 5° and a beam width in elevation ? of at least 5°, the elevation direction
being along said axis of rotation of said main rotor, and a zone scanned in azimuth by said radar beam being in a plane perpendicular
to said axis of rotation, the radar system comprising at least two assemblies positioned and fixed mounted in a regular manner
around said axis of rotation directly on said rotor head between said blades, each assembly having at least one radar unit,
each radar unit transmitting a centrifugal radar beam, said radar system scanning the surroundings around said rotorcraft
electronically in elevation with an angular coverage of at least +/?15° and automatically in azimuth with an angular coverage
of 360° during the rotation of the said main rotor.

US Pat. No. 9,307,372

NO RESPONDERS ONLINE

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A rapid re-assignment text message session manager server, comprising:
a text message queue providing simultaneous access to any one text message within said text message queue by a plurality of
operator terminals; and

a text message session manager to self-assign initial ownership of said one text message within said text message queue, as
a result of a first acting one of said plurality of operator terminals to complete an action in service to said one text message
within said text message queue, and to self-reassign ownership of said one text message within said text message queue to
a second acting one of said plurality of operator terminals to subsequently complete another action in service to said one
text message within said text message queue.

US Pat. No. 9,306,448

AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT AND METHODS OF OPERATION THEREOF

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A charge pump circuit comprising:
an input terminal and a common terminal for receiving an input voltage;
a first capacitor terminal, the first capacitor terminal being connected, in use, to said common terminal via a first capacitor;
a second capacitor terminal, the second capacitor terminal being connected, in use, to said common terminal via a second capacitor;
first and second flying capacitor terminals for connection, in use, to a flying capacitor;
a switch network that is operable, in use, in a plurality of different switch states to interconnect at least some of said
input terminal, said common terminal, said first capacitor terminal, said second capacitor terminal and said first and second
flying capacitor terminals;

wherein said switch network is operable, in use, in at least a first mode with only said first and second capacitors and said
flying capacitors being connected to said switch network, to operate said plurality of switches in a sequence of said switch
states so as to generate a first positive voltage at said first capacitor terminal and a first negative voltage at said second
capacitor terminal that are each substantially equal in magnitude to the half the magnitude of said input voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,305,712

TANTALUM CAPACITOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A tantalum capacitor, comprising:
a capacitor body including a tantalum powder and having a tantalum wire;
a molding part formed to expose an end portion of the tantalum wire and enclose the capacitor body;
an anode lead frame including an anode mounting part formed on a lower surface of the molding part and an anode terminal part
formed to be extended from the anode mounting part to one end surface of the molding part, the anode terminal part being connected
to the tantalum wire;

a thin plate electrode formed on a lower surface of the capacitor body and exposed through the other end surface of the molding
part; and

a cathode lead frame including a cathode mounting part formed on the lower surface of the molding part so as to be spaced
apart from the anode mounting part and a cathode terminal part formed to be extended from the cathode mounting part to the
other end surface of the molding part, the cathode terminal part being connected to the thin plate electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,303,847

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AN LED LAMP AND A CORRESPONDING LED LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for producing an LED lamp comprising:
inserting at least one carrier circuit board equipped with LEDs into a lamp housing sufficiently far that at least a subregion
of the lamp housing protrudes beyond the carrier circuit board forming a projection, and

at least partially deforming the projection after insertion in such a way that the lamp housing is pressed with the carrier
circuit board,

wherein, during the deformation of the projection, a die is laid onto the carrier circuit board and interacts with a forming
tool.

US Pat. No. 9,307,637

METALLIZED VIA-HOLED CERAMIC SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A metallized via-holed ceramic substrate comprising: a sintered ceramic substrate; an electroconductive via formed in the
sintered ceramic substrate, said electroconductive via having an electroconductive metal closely filled in a through-hole
of the sintered ceramic substrate, said electroconductive metal containing a metal (A) having a melting point of 600° C. to
1100° C., a metal (B) having a melting point higher than the melting point of the metal (A), and an active metal; a wiring
pattern on at least one face of the sintered ceramic substrate, said wiring pattern having an electroconductive surface layer
and a plating layer on a surface of the electroconductive surface layer, said electroconductive surface layer consisting of
an electroconductive metal containing the metal (A), the metal (B), and the active metal; an active layer formed in an interface
between the electroconductive via and the sintered ceramic substrate; and an active layer formed in an interface between the
electroconductive surface layer and the sintered ceramic substrate, wherein said metal (A) having a melting point of 600°
C. to 1100° C. is one or more selected from a group consisting of gold solder, silver solder, and copper; and said metal (B)
having a melting point higher than the melting point of the metal (A) is one or more selected from a group consisting of silver,
copper, and gold.

US Pat. No. 9,306,114

III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR-BASED-LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DEVICE WITH EMBEDDED CHARGE CARRIER BARRIER

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor body comprising a semiconductor layer sequence having an active region that generates radiation,
a first barrier region and a second barrier region, wherein:
the active region is arranged between the first barrier region and the second barrier region;
at least one charge carrier barrier layer is arranged in the first barrier region, the at least one charge carrier barrier
layer being tensile-strained, and

the active region is based on the material system AlxInyGa1-x-yP where 0?x?1, 0?y?1 and x+y?1 and the charge carrier barrier layer has an Al content x of 0.52?x?0.7.

US Pat. No. 9,306,027

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first nitride semiconductor layer formed over a substrate;
a second nitride semiconductor layer formed over the first nitride semiconductor layer, and wider in band gap than the first
nitride semiconductor layer;

a trench formed in the second nitride semiconductor layer, the trench penetrating through the second nitride semiconductor
layer and reaching the first nitride semiconductor layer at a bottom surface thereof,

a first insulation film formed over the second nitride semiconductor layer to surround the trench;
a gate insulation film being formed over the first insulation film and being formed on a side surface and the bottom surface
of the trench;

a gate electrode formed on the gate insulation film to overlap with the first insulation film; and
a first electrode and a second electrode formed over the second nitride semiconductor layer on the opposite sides of the gate
electrode, respectively,

wherein the first insulation film has a first silicon nitride film in contact with the second nitride semiconductor layer,
and a second silicon nitride film formed over the first silicon nitride film in contact with the gate insulating film,

wherein the second silicon nitride film is larger in composition ratio of silicon (Si) than the first silicon nitride film,
wherein the first silicon nitride film is larger in composition ratio of nitrogen (N) than the second silicon nitride film,
and

wherein a portion of the gate electrode is provided at least over the second silicon nitride film.

US Pat. No. 9,307,676

THERMALLY ENHANCED ELECTRONIC PACKAGE

CHIPMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC....

1. A thermally enhanced electronic package, comprising:
a flexible carrier including:
a flexible substrate;
a wiring layer formed on the substrate; and
a resistant overlaying the wiring layer;
a driver chip connected to the wiring layer;
an insulator disposed between the driver chip and the flexible carrier;
a first heat sink attached to the driver chip; and
carbon nanocapsules disposed on the driver chip, on the resistant, on the flexible carrier, in the insulator, or on the first
heat sink, wherein the heat generated from the driver chip is transferred by the carbon nanocapsules in a thermal radiation
manner toward an opposite side of the driver chip with respect to the flexible carrier, and the carbon nanocapsule surfaces
are processed to form electric insulating layers to avoid electrical short.

US Pat. No. 9,305,859

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DIE WITH LOW THERMAL RESISTANCE

ADVANCED ANALOGIC TECHNOL...

1. An integrated circuit die comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a stack of dielectric layers formed on a surface of said semiconductor substrate, said stack including a contact layer, at
least one interlayer dielectric layer, and a passivation layer, said contact layer adjoining said semiconductor substrate,
a principal surface of said die having an exposed surface of said passivation layer, said at least one interlayer dielectric
layer being sandwiched between said contact layer and said passivation layer;

a stack of metal layers, each of said metal layers being at an interface between two of said dielectric layers, a first metal
layer being located at an upper surface of said contact layer, a top metal layer being located at a lower surface of said
passivation layer;

a plurality of thermal vias, each of said thermal vias being filled with metal, said thermal vias being grouped in two-dimensional
arrays, said thermal vias including a first array of thermal vias contacting said surface of said semiconductor substrate,
terminating at said surface of said semiconductor substrate, and extending from said semiconductor substrate through said
contact layer to said first metal layer, and a second array of thermal vias extending from said top metal layer through one
of said at least one interlayer dielectric layers adjoining said passivation layer;

an under bump metal (UBM) layer located at said principal surface of said die and contacting the top metal layer; and
a first metal bump attached to said UBM layer, a thermal path being formed from said semiconductor substrate through said
thermal vias and said metal layers to said first metal bump, an area of contact between said first array of thermal vias and
said surface of said semiconductor substrate being horizontally offset from a location of said first metal bump, said first
array of thermal vias contacting said surface of said semiconductor substrate over an area that is not directly beneath the
first metal bump, each of said metal layers extending both directly above said area of contact between said first array of
thermal vias and said surface of said semiconductor substrate and directly below said first metal bump.

US Pat. No. 9,305,252

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RFID-ENABLED PRESSURE SENSING APPARATUS

The United States of Amer...

1. A radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled pressure sensing apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of RFID tags attached to an operatively insulating and compressible substrate;
a collector in communication with the plurality of RFID tags;
an operably planar open waveguide, the waveguide being bonded on an operatively insulating dielectric base and in communication
with the collector; and

a load connected to one end of the waveguide, wherein the substrate having the plurality of RFID tags attached thereto is
positioned over the dielectric base and adjacent to the waveguide, one or more of the plurality of RFID tags being energized
when operably depressed to enable an electromagnetic coupling between the waveguide, allowing the operably depressed RFID
tag to send signals via the collector to an interrogator.

US Pat. No. 9,302,193

CORNER BOOSTER FOR TOY VEHICLE TRACK SET

Mattel, Inc., El Segundo...

1. A toy vehicle track set, comprising:
a track including at least an inbound section and an outbound section; and
a corner booster intermediate the inbound section and the outbound section, the corner booster including:
an entrance to which a toy vehicle enters the booster from the inbound section of the track;
an exit from which the toy vehicle exits the booster to the outbound section of the track;
a pivot allowing selective adjustment of an angle between the entrance and the exit; and
a booster member for applying a force to the toy vehicle, the force increasing a speed of the toy vehicle as the toy vehicle
travels from the entrance to the exit.

US Pat. No. 9,307,653

SUBSTRATE CLEANING METHOD, SUBSTRATE CLEANING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CLEANING SUBSTRATE

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate cleaning method for cleaning a surface of a substrate on which circuit patterns are formed, the substrate cleaning
method comprising:
a liquid film forming process that forms a liquid film on an entire surface of the substrate by supplying a cleaning liquid
from a central portion of the substrate toward a peripheral portion thereof while horizontally holding the substrate and rotating
the substrate about a central axis of the substrate;

a first drying process that forms a drying region by discharging a gas from a gas nozzle onto the surface of the substrate
from the central portion of the substrate toward the peripheral portion thereof after supplying the cleaning liquid and by
removing the cleaning liquid on the surface of the substrate, while rotating the substrate; and

a second drying process that removes the cleaning liquid remaining between the circuit patterns in the drying region after
the first drying process by a residual liquid removing device that moves in a diametrical direction of the substrate independently
from the gas nozzle, while rotating the substrate,

wherein a residual liquid removing position of the residual liquid removing device in the second drying process is located
to be spaced apart from a gas discharge position in the first drying process by a distance no smaller than a unit exposure
region for forming the circuit patterns in order to suppress non-uniform distribution of the cleaning liquid remaining between
the circuit patterns, and

said unit exposure region is a region to which light is irradiated through one time exposure by an exposure apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,307,651

FABRICATING PROCESS OF EMBEDDED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A fabricating process for an embedded circuit structure, comprising:
providing a core panel;
forming at least one through hole in the core panel, the through hole penetrating the entire thickness of the core panel;
forming a first indent pattern on a first major surface of the core panel;
forming a second indent pattern on a second major surface of the core panel, the second major surface being opposite to the
first major surface of the core panel;

electroplating a conductive material into the through hole, the first indent pattern and the second indent pattern, so as
to form a conductive channel in the through hole, a first circuit pattern in the first indent pattern, and a second circuit
pattern in the second indent pattern, wherein portions of the first circuit pattern exceed the first major surface, portions
of the second circuit pattern exceed the second major surface, and the electroplating process includes performing a chemical
electroplating process at first and then performing an electrolysis electroplating process; and

removing the portions of the first circuit pattern, which exceed the first major surface, for planarizing the first circuit
pattern to be level with the first major surface of the core panel, and removing the portions of the second circuit pattern,
which exceed the second major surface, for planarizing the second circuit pattern to be level with the second major surface
of the core panel.

US Pat. No. 9,307,482

NETWORK ACCESS MECHANISM BASED ON POWER

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a first node connected to a network, a signal from a second node that does not have access to the network and
is seeking to gain access to the network;

measuring, by the first node, a power of the signal received from the second node;
selecting, by the first node, a group of communication channel slots based on the measured power of the received signal, wherein
the group of communication channel slots is selected from a plurality of groups of communication channel slots that are respectively
assigned to different power levels;

opening, by the first node, the selected group of communication channel slots for the second node to choose from;
receiving, by the first node, from the second node, a selection of one or more of the communication channel slots from the
selected group of communication channel slots; and

determining, by the first node, whether to permit the second node to gain access to the network based on (i) the measured
power of the received signal, and (ii) which one or more communication channel slots the second node selected from the group
of communication channel slots.

US Pat. No. 9,304,898

HARDWARE-BASED ARRAY COMPRESSION

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method to compress an array, comprising:
receiving, by a computer having a processor and a memory, an instruction to access the array at a first memory address;
upon receiving the instruction, determining, by the computer, the first memory address is compressible;
responsive to determining the first memory address is compressible, determining, by the computer, a first compressed memory
address of a compressed array based on the first memory address, the compressed array representing a compressed layout of
the array where a reduced size of individual ones of compressed elements in the compressed array is smaller than an original
size of individual ones of elements in the array, wherein the first memory address is determined to be compressible when the
first memory address is within a particular address range of the compressed array;

upon determining the first compressed memory address of the compressed array, accessing, by the computer, the compressed array
at the first compressed memory address instead of the first memory address in accordance with the instruction;

receiving a store instruction to store second data in the array at a second memory address;
determining that the second memory address is compressible when the store instruction is received;
determining a second compressed memory address of the compressed array based on the second memory address when the second
memory address is determined to be compressible;

forming, by the computer a combined index by combining an index to an overflow region in the compressed array with existing
data from the compressed array at the second compressed memory address, wherein the overflow region is a portion of the particular
address range that is not occupied by the compressed array, the index to the overflow region is a next available overflow
element in the overflow region, and the combined index is a combination of the index to the overflow region and data from
the compressed array at the second compressed memory address;

storing the combined index in the compressed array at the second compressed memory address;
updating a status bit in the compressed array to indicate that the compressed array stores the index to the overflow region
within the combined index in the compressed array at the second compressed address;

storing the second data in the overflow region at the index when the status bit in the compressed array is updated to indicate
that the compressed array stores the index; and

retrieving the second data from the compressed array based on the status bit.

US Pat. No. 9,307,551

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. 9,307,095

PREPAID SHORT MESSAGE SERVICES REVENUE CAPTURE

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A method of providing prepaid message services, comprising:
receiving a text message from a mobile device associated with a prepaid account for text messages;
initiating a pre-delivery debit query to a prepaid server to determine if said prepaid account is sufficient to deliver said
text message;

initiating delivery of said text message when said prepaid account indicates adequate funds to deliver said text message;
subsequently initiating an additional debit query during said initiated delivery of said text message; and
dropping said text message when said prepaid account indicates inadequate funds to cover an additional service fee identified
after said pre-delivery debit query.

US Pat. No. 9,306,867

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MANAGING DISTRIBUTION OF A FINITE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising:
computer code for receiving, at each of a plurality of branch repositories, a quota from a central repository, wherein each
of the received quotas includes a portion of a finite amount of resources;

computer code for receiving, at one of the branch repositories, a plurality of requests from a plurality of entities, each
of the plurality of requests requesting one or more of the resources previously received at the one of the branch repositories;

computer code for conditionally providing, from the one of the branch repositories, the one or more of the resources to the
plurality of entities, in response to the plurality of requests;

computer code for determining, by the one of the branch repositories, whether a first predetermined amount of resources exists
at the one of the branch repositories;

computer code for conditionally requesting, by the one of the branch repositories, an additional quota from the central repository,
based on the determining;

computer code for, in response to determining, at the central repository, that a first amount of resources remaining at the
central repository is less than a second predetermined amount of resources, splitting, by the central repository, the first
amount of resources remaining at the central repository into a plurality of second portions of resources; and

computer code for receiving, by the one of the branch repositories from the central repository in response to the request
for the additional quota, one of the second portions of resources remaining at the central repository, wherein the one of
the second portions of resources sent to the one of the branch repositories includes fewer resources than in the additional
quota requested by the one of the branch repositories.

US Pat. No. 9,305,814

METHOD OF INSPECTING SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INSPECTION PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A method of controlling substrate carrying-in performed in a substrate processing apparatus including at least one substrate
processing chamber for processing product substrates, and a substrate conveying chamber that is connected to the substrate
processing chamber, for conveying the product substrates therethrough, the substrate conveying chamber having at least one
inlet port to which are connected containers containing the product substrates and through which the product substrates are
supplied from the containers to the substrate processing chamber, comprising:
a substrate carrying-in inhibiting step of inhibiting, in response to an external instruction, which is issued when abnormal
noise is generated from the substrate processing chamber, subsequent product substrates from being conveyed into the substrate
processing chamber from which the abnormal noise is generated after the external instruction;

an inspection substrate carrying-in permitting step of permitting an inspection substrate to be conveyed from a predetermined
one of the containers which is connected to the inlet port into the substrate processing chamber from which the abnormal noise
is generated, in response to a notification that the predetermined container contains the inspection substrate; and

a container removing step of removing the container from the inlet port after processing all the product substrates contained
in the container, the container being a removable element distinct from the substrate processing apparatus,

wherein said substrate carrying-in inhibiting step further comprises
continuing processing all the product substrates contained in the container, which is connected to the inlet port and which
previously contained a product substrate being processed, before the external instruction is received, and

continuing processing all the product substrates contained in the container without interrupting processing the product substrates
by the substrate processing chamber from which the abnormal noise is generated and then inhibiting conveying the subsequent
product substrates into the substrate processing chamber from which the abnormal noise is generated only after completion
of the processing of all the product substrates contained in the container even after the external instruction is received,

wherein the continued processing of all the product substrates contained in the container is performed using the substrate
processing chamber, in which the abnormal noise is generated, even after the external instruction for inhibiting is received.

US Pat. No. 9,307,316

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SENSING HEADSET TYPE BY AUDIO SIGNAL

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A method, comprising:
in a device including a jack having an external microphone contact, and an external microphone signal path connected to the
external microphone contact:

detecting whether a plug is plugged into the jack; and
if the plug is detected:
selecting an audio signal received from the external microphone signal path;
recording the selected audio signal, to produce a recorded audio signal; and
determining if an external microphone is connected to the external microphone contact based on the recorded audio signal,
wherein the determining includes:

determining a power level of the recorded audio signal;
determining that an external microphone is connected if the power level is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold;
and

determining that an external microphone is not connected if the power level is below the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,306,944

SECURE INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM MATRIX BAR CODE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for securing information stored with a two-dimensional barcode, the method comprising:
placing a security indicator proximate to the two-dimensional barcode and outside of a boundary of the two-dimensional barcode,
the security indicator comprising a separate indicator introduced by the end user;

capturing an image of the two-dimensional barcode with an information handling system camera;
capturing the security indicator with the image of the two-dimensional barcode, the security indicator separate from the two-dimensional
barcode and outside the boundary of the two-dimensional barcode;

analyzing the two-dimensional barcode to extract a network address stored in the two-dimensional barcode;
analyzing the image to generate a representation of the security indicator;
communicating the security indicator representation to the network address; and
applying the security indicator at a network location associated with the network address to authorize a function.

US Pat. No. 9,305,828

METHOD OF FORMING STRESSED SOI LAYER

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor layer, the method comprising:
forming, in a surface of a semiconductor structure having a stressed semiconductor layer and an insulator layer having a viscosity,
at least two first trenches in a first direction delimiting a first dimension of at least one first transistor to be formed
in said semiconductor structure;

decreasing the viscosity of said insulating layer by performing a first anneal step; and
forming, in said surface after said first anneal step, at least two second trenches in a second direction delimiting a second
dimension of said at least one transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,305,818

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising a loading and unloading part provided to load and unload a transfer container
of a plurality of transfer containers containing substrates, and a processing part provided to perform a treatment to a substrate
of said substrates removed from the transfer container loaded into the loading and unloading part, said loading and unloading
part including:
an outer housing of said substrate processing apparatus, wherein the outer housing has a first face facing forward and provided
therein with at least one first opening corresponding to a first load port to allow a transfer container of said plurality
of transfer containers to be transferred between the first load port and an interior of the outer housing through the first
opening, wherein the outer housing also has a second face facing forward and provided therein with at least one second opening
corresponding to a second load port to allow a transfer container of said plurality of transfer containers to be transferred
between the second load port and the interior of the outer housing through the second opening, and wherein the second face
is disposed behind the first face and at a level higher than the first face;

the first load port arranged outside the outer housing and having a plurality of first container tables each for placing thereon
a transfer container of said plurality of transfer containers, wherein the first container tables are horizontally arrayed
in a first row;

the second load port arranged outside the outer housing and having a plurality of second container tables each for placing
thereon a transfer container of said plurality of transfer containers, wherein the second container tables are horizontally
arrayed in a second row, and the second row of the second container tables is disposed in parallel with the first row of the
first container tables, behind the first row of the first container tables, and at a level higher than the first row of the
first container tables;

a table moving mechanism configured to horizontally move each of the first container tables between a front position where
the first container table is in the first load port and a rear position where the first container table is located within
the outer housing;

a third container table arranged in the outer housing for placing thereon a transfer container of said plurality of transfer
containers;

a substrate transfer mechanism configured to remove a substrate of said substrates to be subjected to the treatment in the
processing part from a transfer container of said plurality of transfer containers placed on the third container table;

a container storing part disposed in the outer housing and provided therein with a plurality of fourth container tables each
for placing thereon a transfer container of said plurality of transfer containers, wherein some of the fourth container tables
are located vertically between the first container tables in their rear positions and the second container tables; and

a container transfer mechanism configured to place and remove a transfer container of said plurality of transfer containers
to and from the first, second, third and fourth container tables to transfer the transfer container of said plurality of transfer
containers between the tables, which are located in different positions, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,301,539

VEGETABLE-BASED MINCED MEAT ALTERNATIVE

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A plant protein-based food product comprising at least 50 wt. % protein, wherein the protein is gluten or is proteinaceous
material derived from gluten and has been fermented by a mold selected from the group consisting of Rhizopus, Mucor, Neurospora and Amylomyxes, and the product has the texture of minced meat.

US Pat. No. 9,305,860

CYCLING HEAT DISSIPATION MODULE

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A cycling heat dissipation module, adapted to remove heat generated by a heat generating element of a circuit board, the
cycling heat dissipation module comprising:
at least one main body, comprising:
at least one chamber, disposed in the at least one main body, wherein the chamber is filled with a fluid and includes a wall,
so as to divide the chamber into a first compartment and a second compartment adjacent with each other, wherein the first
compartment has a first outlet, and the second compartment has a first inlet; and

a heat guiding part, contacted with at least one first side wall of the chamber, wherein the heat guiding part is used for
conducting the heat generated from the heat generating element; and

at least one conducting pipe, having a first end, a second end, and a heat exchanging section, wherein the first end is connected
to the first outlet, the second end is connected to the first inlet, and the heat exchanging section is connected to the first
end and the second end;

wherein after the fluid in the first compartment absorbs the heat conducted from the at least one first side wall, the fluid
is pushed into the heat exchanging section through the first outlet by a pressure difference, and after the fluid is cooled,
the fluid is then pushed back into the second compartment through the first inlet by a pressure difference.

US Pat. No. 9,303,591

PROPULSION SYSTEM AND ROCKET HAVING THE SAME

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. A propulsion system, comprising:
a combustion tube having a propellant therein;
a nozzle installed at a rear end of the combustion tube, and configured to discharge combustion gas generated when the propellant
is ignited; and

a nozzle separation unit coupled to the combustion tube and the nozzle, respectively, and configured to mount the nozzle to
the combustion tube, and configured to separate the nozzle from the combustion tube as at least part thereof melts when reaching
a preset temperature,

wherein the nozzle separation unit comprises:
at least one fixing member coupled to the combustion tube and configured to melt when reaching the preset temperature;
at least one snap ring coupled to the fixing member and configured to fix the nozzle by being inserted into a mounting groove
formed at a rear end of the combustion tube; and

an elastic member connected to the nozzle and the snap ring in a tensioned state and being configured to separate the snap
ring from the mounting groove when the fixing member melts,

wherein a mounting groove is formed at a rear end of the combustion tube, the mounting groove being stepped towards the combustion
tube to mount the end of the nozzle, and

wherein the snap ring is formed to support, in a covering manner, an end of the nozzle mounted in the mounting groove.

US Pat. No. 9,307,640

PCB PAD FOR IMAGER OF VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A circuit board for a surface mount device to be attached thereto, wherein said circuit board is for an image processing
chip of a vision system of a vehicle, said circuit board comprising:
at least one mounting location having a plurality of solder pads established thereat, said solder pads corresponding to a
plurality of solder points of an image processing chip;

wherein said solder pads are arranged and shaped in a manner that enhances soldering of the image processing chip to said
solder pads and circuit board;

wherein said solder pads each comprise an elongated solder pad having a longitudinal axis, and wherein said solder pads are
arranged such that the longitudinal axes of some of said solder pads are generally orthogonal to the longitudinal axes of
others of said solder pads;

wherein said mounting location comprises first, second, third and fourth quadrants with each of said first, second, third
and fourth quadrants comprising a respective corner region of said mounting location;

wherein said solder pads of said first quadrant of said mounting location are generally orthogonal to said solder pads of
said second quadrant of said mounting location;

wherein said solder pads of said first quadrant are generally parallel to said solder pads of said third quadrant of said
mounting location and wherein said solder pads of said second quadrant are generally parallel to said solder pads of said
fourth quadrant of said mounting location; and

wherein said first and third quadrants are at opposite corner regions of said mounting location and wherein said second and
fourth quadrants are at opposite corner regions of said mounting location.

US Pat. No. 9,306,346

COAXIAL CABLE AND CONNECTOR WITH CAPACITIVE COUPLING

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A coaxial cable-connector assembly, comprising:
(a) a coaxial cable comprising:
a central conductor having a connector end;
a dielectric layer that overlies the central conductor; and
an outer conductor that overlies the dielectric layer having a connector end; and
(b) a coaxial connector, comprising:
a central conductor extension configured to mate with a mating connector at one end;
a first insulative layer interposed between an opposed second end of the central conductor extension and the connector end
of the central conductor;

an outer conductor extension configured to mate with a mating connector at one end; and
a second insulative layer interposed between an opposed second end of the outer conductor extension and the connector end
of the outer conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,307,365

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SAVING AND RETRIEVING SPATIAL RELATED INFORMATION

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of sharing travel information including time-stamped meta data, comprising:
receiving, at a physical server, a plurality of location information points respectively associated with a first mobile communication
device over a given time;

associating a unique thread ID with said plurality of location information points;
identifying meta data associated with said unique thread ID, including messages sent by said first mobile communication device;
and

transmitting, to a second mobile communication device, said plurality of location information points, together with said meta
data including messages sent by said first mobile communication device while at at least one of said plurality of location
information points.

US Pat. No. 9,306,857

MANAGING A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for managing a wireless mesh network, comprising:
monitoring an outgoing data queue length of a node of a wireless network;
determining that the outgoing data queue length exceeds a particular threshold;
reducing a video quality associated with the outgoing data queue;
sending a notification to an additional node of the wireless network to reduce a video quality associated with an outgoing
data queue of the additional node;

determining that the outgoing data queue length continues to exceed the particular threshold after a particular time period
has elapsed subsequent to sending the notification; and

sending a delay notification to the additional node and at least one other node sharing a connection with the node.

US Pat. No. 9,306,087

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL WITH A LOCALLY DIFFUSED REAR SIDE

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic cell with a locally diffused rear side, comprising steps of:
(a) providing a doped silicon substrate, the substrate comprising a front, sunward facing, surface and a rear surface;
(b) forming a silicon dioxide layer on the front surface and the rear surface;
(c) depositing a pattern of boron-containing doping paste directly on the silicon dioxide layer on the rear surface, the boron-containing
doping paste comprising a boron compound and a solvent, and wherein the silicon dioxide layer covers the whole rear surface
of the silicon substrate when the boron-containing doping paste is deposited on the silicon dioxide;

(d) depositing a pattern of phosphorus-containing doping paste directly on the silicon dioxide layer on the rear surface,
the phosphorus-containing doping paste comprising a phosphorus compound and a solvent, and wherein the silicon dioxide layer
covers the whole rear surface of the silicon substrate when the phosphorus-containing doping paste is deposited on the silicon
dioxide;

(e) heating the silicon substrate in an ambient inside a furnace to a first temperature and for a first time period in order
to locally diffuse boron and phosphorus into the rear surface of the silicon substrate through the silicon dioxide layer,
wherein the silicon substrate is placed inside the furnace vertically parallel to at least one silicon substrate having the
same structure.

US Pat. No. 9,302,764

BLADE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAID BLADE

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A blade provided with a fitting for fastening to a hub and with an airfoil element having a spar extending spanwise from
an attachment zone towards a distal zone, the attachment zone surrounding a centrifugal force transmission bushing that is
connected to the fitting by a through pin, wherein the blade includes a twisting force transmission member provided with a
first half-shell and with a second half-shell that together surround the attachment zone, each half-shell having a perforated
first portion giving visual access to the bushing when the airfoil element is removed from the fitting, and a second portion,
the blade further including a torsion box surrounding the distal zone, the respective second portions of the first half-shell
and the second half-shell co-operating with the torsion box, the transmission member being secured to the fitting in rotation
about a torsion axis (AX) of the blade.

US Pat. No. 9,307,607

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A light source apparatus formed of a plurality of light emission areas capable of individually controlling emission brightness
and emission colors thereof, the light source apparatus comprising:
a brightness determination unit configured to determine emission brightness of each of the light emission areas;
a determination unit configured to determine whether a color of a target light emission area, which is one of the light emission
areas, changes by changes in emission brightnesses of light emission areas other than the target light emission area, based
on the emission brightness of each of the light emission areas determined by the brightness determination unit;

a color determination unit configured to determine an emission color of each of the light emission areas based on a determination
result by the determination unit; and

a control unit configured to cause each of the light emission areas to emit light of the emission color determined by the
color determination unit, at the emission brightness determined by the brightness determination unit,

wherein in a case where the determination unit determines that the color of the target light emission area changes, the color
determination unit determines the emission color of the target light emission area in such a manner so as to suppress the
change in the color of the target light emission area.

US Pat. No. 9,307,596

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE

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

1. A light emitting module comprising:
a plurality of light emitting device packages configured to be sequentially turned on or off according to the level of external
drive voltage and connected to one another in series,

wherein each of the plurality of light emitting device packages includes a light emitting cell having at least one light emitting
device, and an on/off controller configured to control to turn the light emitting cell on or off,

wherein each of the plurality of light emitting device packages is a Chip On Board (COB) type,
wherein each of the plurality of light emitting device packages includes:
a board; and
a molding member disposed to cover the light emitting device disposed on the board, and
wherein the board comprises:
a metal layer;
an insulating layer disposed on the metal layer; and
a wiring layer disposed on the insulating layer and electrically connected to the light emitting device.

US Pat. No. 9,305,795

PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A plasma processing method comprising:
preparing a substrate on which a first layer and a second layer having different densities are formed;
arranging the substrate within a processing chamber and introducing a processing gas for etching into the processing chamber;
and

generating surface wave plasma by exciting the processing gas with a microwave at a position spaced away from the substrate
and etching the first layer and the second layer at the same time with the plasma while maintaining an etching surface of
the first layer and an etching surface of the second layer are positioned on a same plane,

wherein both of the first layer and the second layer contain Si and N,
the processing gas includes a hydro fluorocarbon gas, a rare gas, and an oxygen gas,
during the etching of the first layer and the second layer, a high frequency bias potential is applied to a predetermined
location at a side of a substrate such that the plasmarized processing gas is directed toward the substrate, and

a power per unit area of the substrate, which generates the high frequency bias potential, is about 0 W/m2 or more to about 400 W/m2 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,304,763

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR BIG DATA INTEGRATION AND CONFIGURATION

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A method, comprising:
presenting to a user an editor for defining a plurality of components of a big data solution;
receiving from the user via the editor a plurality of component definitions created utilizing a domain specific language (DSL);
generating a plurality of artifacts for the plurality of received component definitions, the plurality of artifacts including:
a table with a defined schema and a partition strategy,
a structure definition that performs one or more validations,
a clean-up configuration that removes items older than a predetermined number of days, and
a schedule for implementing the clean-up configuration;
packaging the plurality of artifacts into a manifest, the manifest including:
a list of the plurality of artifacts, and
a list of applications associated with at least one business process, and
a plurality of environment dependent variables;
replacing each of the plurality of environment dependent variables of the manifest with target values associated with a target
big data environment to which the manifest is to be deployed; and

deploying the manifest into operation in the target big data environment.

US Pat. No. 9,303,257

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CELL AND TISSUE CULTIVATION

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

20. A cell cultivation platform comprising:
means for supporting cultured cells along at least a portion of a supportive surface relative to a cell culture chamber, wherein
the supportive surface is in direct contact with a substrate and a plurality of actuators, wherein a first subset of the plurality
of actuators are in a normally contracted position and a second subset of the plurality of actuators are in a normally extended
position;

means for supplying energy to activate the plurality of actuators positioned between the substrate and the supportive surface;
wherein, responsive to activation, the plurality of actuators are configured to deform at least a portion of the supportive
surface, wherein the deformation displaces one or more cells of a cultured tissue sample relative to the supportive surface,
and wherein the deformation that displaces the one or more cells results from an extension of the first subset of the plurality
of actuators and a contraction of the second subset of the plurality of actuators; and

means for controlling the plurality of actuators such that the first subset of the plurality of actuators extends in unison
while the second subset of the plurality of actuators contracts in unison.

US Pat. No. 9,301,979

METHOD FOR ATTENUATING IMMUNE RESPONSE USING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS AND CYTOKINES

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVER...

1. A method for attenuating an immune response by suppressing the response of activated T-cells comprising administering an
effective amount of
(a) isolated mesenchymal stem cells,
(b) isolated interferon gamma, and
(c) isolated interleukin-1 alpha, interleukin-1 beta or tumor necrosis factor alpha, to a subject in need of treatment thereby
attenuating the subject's immune response.

US Pat. No. 9,306,103

BACK CONTACT PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE WITH INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A process for making a back-contact solar cell module, comprising:
providing a solar cell array of at least four solar cells each having a front light receiving surface, an active layer that
generates an electric current when said front light receiving surface is exposed to light, and a rear surface opposite said
front surface, said rear surface having positive and negative polarity electrical contacts thereon, at least two of the solar
cells of the solar cell array arranged in a column;

providing a porous wire mounting layer having opposite first and second sides and having a lengthwise direction and a crosswise
direction perpendicular to the lengthwise direction, said porous wire mounting layer being porous throughout;

providing a plurality of elongated electrically conductive wires and adhering said plurality of electrically conductive wires
to the first side of said porous wire mounting layer in the lengthwise direction of said porous wire mounting layer, said
plurality of electrically conductive wires not touching each other upon being adhered to said porous wire mounting layer,
and said plurality of electrically conductive wires extending at least the length of at least two of the solar cells in the
solar cell array;

providing a polymeric encapsulant layer between the rear surface of the solar cells and the second side of the porous wire
mounting layer, said polymeric encapsulant layer having openings formed therein that are aligned with electrical contacts
of the rear surface of the solar cells;

providing a conductive material in the openings of polymeric encapsulant layer, and physically and electrically connecting
said positive and negative polarity electrical contacts on the rear surface of said solar cells to the electrically conductive
wires on the porous wire mounting layer by said conductive material through said encapsulant layer and said porous wire mounting
layer;

melting the polymeric encapsulant layer, forcing some of said melted encapsulant into the porous wire mounting layer, and
solidifying said polymeric encapsulant so as to adhere the encapsulant to the rear surface of the solar cells and to the wire
mounting layer; and

providing a back-sheet, and adhering the back-sheet over the plurality of electrically conductive wires and over the first
side of said polymeric wire mounting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,304,749

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INSTRUCTION SCHEDULING

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for instruction scheduling, comprising:
receiving a sequence of instructions;
identifying data dependencies between instructions;
identifying a pattern of redundant flag-register read and/or write accesses based on dependency of the instructions; and
re-ordering the instructions, based on data dependencies and ignoring the identified redundant flag-register access dependencies
to reduce execution latency, by:

constructing a directed graph with vertexes and edges between the vertexes, the vertexes corresponding to the instructions
and the edges being latency labelled and corresponding to data dependencies and non-redundant flag dependencies, and

topology-sorting the directed graph according to a critical latency-oriented model to reduce the execution latency.

US Pat. No. 9,304,276

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTION CABINET

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A telecommunications cabinet comprising:
a cabinet housing having an open front and a rear, the open front providing access to an interior of the cabinet housing,
the cabinet housing including a door that moves between a closed position covering at least part of the open front and an
open position allowing access to the interior through the access opening;

a fiber optic splitter disposed within the interior of the cabinet housing;
a cable management panel disposed within the interior of the cabinet housing, the cable management panel extending generally
vertically;

a plurality of bend radius protectors disposed on the cable management panel;
a plurality of adapter modules disposed within the interior of the cabinet housing, each adapter module having one end coupled
to the cable management panel, the adapter modules being grouped together in a connection stack that extends across a majority
of a height of the open front, each adapter modules including a front face that is angled with respect to the open front of
the cabinet housing, each adapter module carrying a plurality of optical adapters at the front faces of the adapter modules;
and

a connector holder location within the interior of the cabinet housing separate from the connection stack.

US Pat. No. 9,307,442

HEADER SIZE REDUCTION OF DATA PACKETS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for reducing a size of data packets of a data flow exchanged on a communication path in a mobile communications
system between a first entity and a second entity, wherein the data packets on said communication path comprise a concatenation
of headers, wherein an outer header in the concatenation of headers is used for exchanging the data packets on the communication
path between the first and second entity, wherein the method comprises the steps of:
configuring a new address uniquely identifying a context comprising information for reconstructing the concatenation of headers
in the data packets,

replacing an address in a destination or source address field of the outer header with the configured new address,
removing at least one part of at least one header other than the outer header from the concatenation of headers, prior to
transmitting the data to the second entity, and

transmitting the data packets with the concatenation of headers from which the at least one part of the at least one header
has been removed from the first entity to the second entity via the communication path using the outer header with the configured
new address in the destination or source address field.

US Pat. No. 9,307,237

REFERENCE PIXEL REDUCTION FOR INTRA LM PREDICTION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A video codec comprising:
a processor configured to:
generate a prediction block for a chroma block, wherein the prediction block comprises a predicted chroma sample, wherein
the predicted chroma sample is based on:

a filtered reconstructed luma sample located in a corresponding reconstructed luma block;
a plurality of downsampled filtered reconstructed luma samples located in positions neighboring the corresponding reconstructed
luma block, the downsampled filtered reconstructed luma samples comprise every Nth filtered reconstructed luma sample of a
top neighboring vector of reconstructed luma samples and a left neighboring vector of reconstructed luma samples, where N
is an integer greater than one; and

a plurality of downsampled chroma samples located in positions neighboring the chroma block, the downsampled chroma samples
comprise every Nth chroma sample of a top neighboring vector of chroma samples and a left neighboring vector of chroma samples;

generate a second reconstructed luma block corresponding to a second chroma block; and
generate a second prediction block for the second chroma block based on the corresponding second reconstructed luma block,
wherein the second prediction block is further based on a subset of a plurality of filtered reconstructed luma samples located
in positions neighboring the second reconstructed luma block when the second chroma block is of dimension 16×16 or 8×8, wherein
the subset is obtained by downsampling, and otherwise wherein the second prediction block is further based on the plurality
of filtered reconstructed luma samples located in positions neighboring the second reconstructed luma block.

US Pat. No. 9,306,834

PATH FINDING SYSTEM, COMPUTER, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A computing device comprising:
communication hardware to communicatively connect to a network of a plurality of nodes, the computing device being a selected
node of the network;

a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable data storage medium storing computer-executable code executable by the processor to determine
a communication path through the network by at least:

iteratively:
determining an approximate pressure value of the selected node by repeatingly acquiring a provisional pressure value of an
adjacent node on the network, and then updating a provisional pressure value of the selected node based on a pipe diameter
value and a length of each of a plurality of links of the network to which the selected node is connected, the provisional
pressure value of the adjacent node, and a flux of the selected node;

after determining the approximate pressure value of the selected node, acquiring an approximate pressure value of the adjacent
node, and then determining a flux of each link based on the pipe diameter value, the length of the link, the approximate pressure
value of the adjacent node, and the approximate pressure value of the selected node that has been determined;

updating the pipe diameter value based on the flux of each link that has been determined, the pipe diameter value, and a slime
mold function, without acquiring and without using any pipe diameter value of the adjacent node,

until the pipe diameter value converges to a predetermined value; and
using the communication path to communicate through the network.

US Pat. No. 9,302,351

METHOD FOR JOINING AND JOINED CONNECTION OF TWO COMPONENTS MADE OF A METAL MATERIAL

MTU Aero Engines GmbH, M...

1. A joined connection of two components made of a metal material, comprising:
a joining surface of a first component, wherein the joining surface is strengthened and heat treated in at least a partial
region of the joining surface;

a joining surface of a second component; and
a joined connection that connects the joining surface of the first component and the joining surface of the second component;
wherein the first component is provided in the strengthened partial region with an exponentially decreasing strengthening;
and wherein the first component is a cast material and the second component is a forged alloy.

US Pat. No. 9,303,178

SUSPENSIONS FOR PROTECTING SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR BODIES

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A method of producing a semiconductor body comprising:
providing a semiconductor wafer having a separating region arranged between two chip regions, wherein the chip regions have
light emitting diode structures with a semiconductor layer sequence having an outermost protection layer and an underlying
metallic reflective layer, and the refractive index of the outermost layer is greater than 1,

forming a suspension layer on the semiconductor wafer from a suspension, said suspension layer protecting semiconductor material
and comprising a carrier medium, inorganic particles and a plasticizer having a cooling effect during laser treatment, wherein
the inorganic particles contain at least one selected from the group consisting of titanium oxide, zinc oxide, aluminum nitride,
silicon nitride and boron nitride, and

separating the semiconductor wafer along the separating region with a laser.

US Pat. No. 9,302,358

CHAMBER ELEMENTS AND A METHOD FOR PLACING A CHAMBER AT A LOAD POSITION

Applied Materials Israel,...

1. Chamber elements defining a chamber to be utilized during a stage selected from a group consisting of a manufacturing stage
of a device and an inspection stage of the device, the chamber elements comprising:
a first element having a first surface;
a second element having an outer floating element that comprises a second surface about a periphery of said chamber, and further
having an inner floating element;

a first dynamic seal arranged to maintain predefined conditions in said chamber during relative movement between said first
element and said second element when said chamber is closed; and

a load mechanism, arranged to position the chamber in a load position in which the inner floating element is moved from the
outer floating element until a gap exists between an upper surface of the inner floating element and a bottom surface of the
outer floating element, the gap allowing loading of the device to the chamber or unloading of the device from the chamber,
and arranged to close the chamber, the second surface and the first surface being maintained proximate to each other when
the chamber is in the load position and when the chamber is closed;

wherein the chamber elements are operable to partially surround a first portion of a movement system, said movement system
arranged to generate said relative movement between said first element and said second element.

US Pat. No. 9,306,645

INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE FOR BEAMFORMING TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method comprising:
accessing, at a first device, data for transmission to a second device;
performing, at the first device, a channel sounding process with the second device to obtain first channel feedback regarding
a wireless channel between the first device and the second device;

performing, at the first device, a channel sounding process with a third device to obtain second channel feedback regarding
a wireless channel between the first device and the third device;

determining a steering matrix based on the first channel feedback and the second channel feedback to reduce interference leakage
received by the third device during a beamforming transmission from the first device to the second device, wherein determining
the steering matrix comprises: (i) determining a first matrix responsive to the first channel feedback to improve a performance
of the beamforming transmission with respect to the second device and (ii) determining, responsive to the second channel feedback,
a second matrix based on a null space of a wireless channel matrix associated with the wireless channel between the first
device and the third device to reduce interference leakage received by the third device during the beamforming transmission,
the steering matrix being based on the first matrix and the second matrix; and

performing, at the first device, the beamforming transmission to the second device based on (i) the data and (ii) the steering
matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,305,880

INTERCONNECTS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming an interconnect structure, comprising:
providing a dielectric layer above a semiconductor substrate, the dielectric layer having a recess formed therein;
forming an interconnect structure comprising a metal liner and a conductive fill within said recess;
applying an electron beam treatment to said interconnect structure by focusing a beam of electrons on the interconnect structure;
and

planarizing said interconnect structure, wherein said planarizing step and said applying step are performed under vacuum in
a chamber without releasing the vacuum therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,304,635

CONDUCTIVE FILM

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A conductive film comprising:
an elongated film base, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer and a third conductive layer in this order,
the elongated film base having a longitudinal direction and a width direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction,
the width direction dimension of the elongated film base is greater than or equal to 1 m,
the first conductive layer being an indium-based oxide layer,
the second conductive layer being a metal layer,
the third conductive layer being an oxidized metal layer having a thickness of 1 nm to 15nm formed by sputter deposition,
wherein a surface resistance value is 0.1?/? to 0.6?/?, and
a standard deviation of a surface resistance value in the with direction is less than or equal to 0.01?/?.

US Pat. No. 9,307,633

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE, TOUCH PANEL, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

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

1. A conductive structure, comprising:
a) a base;
b) a conductive pattern provided on at least one side of the base; and
c) a darkening layer provided on the upper surface and the lower surface of the conductive pattern, provided on at least a
part of the side of the conductive pattern, and provided in an area corresponding to the conductive pattern,

wherein the conductive pattern consists of gold, silver, aluminum, copper, neodymium, molybdenum, nickel or an alloy thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,305,283

ASSOCIATION OF ITEM IDENTIFIERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. One or more computer-readable storage devices for storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by one or
more computer systems, configure the one or more computer systems to perform operations comprising:
instructing a radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader system to read an RFID tag comprising an opaque perimeter including
a frame, and a translucent interior within the opaque perimeter, the RFID tag attached to a consumer item such that the translucent
interior is positioned over a barcode and the barcode is disposed within the frame of the opaque perimeter of the RFID tag,
the barcode associated with the consumer item and the consumer item located within a reading environment;

identifying an RFID number associated with the RFID tag based at least in part on the reading;
in response to reading the RFID tag, initiating an imaging device configured to capture at least one image of at least a portion
of the consumer item within the reading environment;

receiving the at least one image captured by the imaging device;
recognizing the frame of the RFID tag in the at least one image captured by the imaging device, the frame comprising at least
one of a shape, an edge, a corner, a pattern, an alphanumeric identifier, a symbol or a color that is associated with the
RFID number and being distinct from frames of other RFID tags;

identifying, within the recognized frame of the RFID tag in the at least one image, the barcode associated with the consumer
item; and

storing an association of the barcode and the RFID number in a database.

US Pat. No. 9,304,927

ADAPTIVE STRIDE PREFETCHER

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method for dynamically changing a prefetching configuration in a computer system that supports multiple prefetching configurations,
comprising:
during operation of the computer system, keeping track of stream lengths of two or more streams, wherein the keeping track
involves maintaining, for each stream of the two or more streams, a hit counter for the stream that counts a number of demand
hits for prefetches generated according to a given prefetching configuration from the prefetching configurations, wherein
the given prefetching configuration specifies how to adjust an ahead distance that indicates how many references ahead to
prefetch for the stream, and wherein the stream is a sequence of memory references with a constant stride;

maintaining a separate global counter for each of the prefetching configurations;
updating the global counter for a first of the prefetching configurations based on the number of demand hits for prefetches
generated according to a different one of the prefetching configurations;

determining a dominant global counter from the global counters based on values of the global counters; and
dynamically changing the prefetching configuration for the computer system to the prefetching configuration for the stream
that corresponds to the dominant global counter.

US Pat. No. 9,304,718

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT PROVIDING SPECIFIC VERSION OF COLOR PROFILE, ACCORDING TO PRINT JOB ATTRIBUTES, TO EACH CLIENT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH VERSION INDEPENDENT UNIFIED NAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A profile providing apparatus for providing a color profile to at least one client apparatus, comprising:
a profile database in which the color profile is stored for each version;
a version selection unit that selects one of a plurality of versions stored in the profile database as a specific version,
wherein the version selection unit selects the specific version according to attributes of a print job to which the color
profile is to be applied, and

wherein, when the print job has been executed in the past, the version selection unit selects a version applied during the
execution as the specific version; and

a transmission processing unit that transmits the color profile of the specific version selected by the version selection
unit to each client apparatus so as to be associated with a unified name that does not depend on the version.

US Pat. No. 9,304,569

PROCESSOR PERFORMANCE STATE OPTIMIZATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for changing performance states of a processor, comprising:
receiving a desired end performance state for a processor, wherein the desired end performance state is associated with an
end state minimum voltage;

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

initiating a voltage reduction of a provided voltage to the processor to provide the end state minimum voltage;
determining that the provided voltage has reached each respective intermediate state minimum voltage plus an offset voltage
using a sub-step timer that provides a first slew time that is required for the provided voltage to reach each respective
intermediate state minimum voltage plus the offset voltage;

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,303,586

BOAT PROPULSION DEVICE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A boat propulsion device comprising:
an engine including a crankshaft extending in an up-and-down direction;
a first bracket fixed to the engine; and
a first electric component attached to the first bracket; wherein
the first bracket includes a first support portion and a second support portion;
the first support portion includes a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface, the first electric component is attached
to the first lateral surface, and the second lateral surface is arranged opposite to the first lateral surface; and

the second support portion is connected to the second lateral surface in a position spaced away from both ends of the second
lateral surface in a top view, and the second support portion includes a first coupling portion coupled to the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,307,584

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE WITH SUBSTANTIALLY POLYGONAL SUB-PIXELS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display device comprising:
a plurality of sub-pixels, at least one of the sub-pixels being a substantially polygon-shaped, each of the sub-pixels comprising
a corresponding one of a plurality of organic light emitting devices,

wherein the plurality of sub-pixels comprises:
a plurality of first sub-pixels for emitting light of a first color;
a plurality of second sub-pixels for emitting light of a second color; and
a plurality of third sub-pixels for emitting light of a third color, and
wherein centers of adjacent ones of the first, second, and third sub-pixels having no intervening sub-pixels therebetween
form a triangle having one of three sides that is different from the other two of the sides,

wherein the plurality of sub-pixels are arranged in first and second columns along a first direction, each of the columns
extending in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction and having only one of the sub-pixels in
each row, each of the first columns comprising at least one of the first sub-pixels, each of the second columns comprising
at least one of the second sub-pixels and at least one of the third sub-pixels, and

wherein the organic light emitting devices in each of the first columns do not overlap along the second direction with the
organic light emitting devices in any of the second columns.

US Pat. No. 9,305,502

ADJUSTING METHOD OF GAMMA VOLTAGE ADJUSTING DEVICE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. An adjusting method of a gamma voltage adjusting device, the gamma voltage adjusting device utilized for providing a liquid
crystal panel with N gray levels and comprising a printed circuit board assembly and a gamma voltage fine-tuning unit, the
adjusting method of the gamma voltage adjusting device comprising:
the printed circuit board assembly comprising a plurality of gamma integrated circuits for generating N+2 gamma voltages,
the N+2 gamma voltages comprising 2 first polarity gamma voltages and N second polarity gamma voltages, the 2 first polarity
gamma voltages respectively corresponding to a highest gray level and a lowest gray level of the N gray levels, and the N
second polarity gamma voltages respectively corresponding to the N gray levels;

inputting the 2 first polarity gamma voltages and the N second polarity gamma voltages to the gamma voltage fine-tuning unit;
and

generating M first polarity driving voltages or N first polarity driving voltages according to the 2 first polarity gamma
voltages and generating N second polarity driving voltages according to the N second polarity gamma voltages with the gamma
voltage fine-tuning unit,

wherein M is less than or equal to N.