US Pat. No. 9,315,444

USE OF OLIGOMERS OF LACTIC ACID IN THE TREATMENT OF GYNAECOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Laccure AB, Helsingborg ...

1. An oligomeric lactic acid composition comprising oligomeric lactic acid having the following formula I6

wherein n is an integer from 2 to 25, and wherein the oligomeric lactic acid is selected from oligomeric lactic acid containing
i) 10-20% w/w of HL2 (dimeric lactic acid)

15-25% w/w of HL3 (trimeric lactic acid, n=2)

10-20% w/w of HL4 (tetrameric lactic acid, n=3) and

8-15% w/w of HL5 (pentameric lactic acid, n=4),

ii) 10-15% w/w of HL2
15-25% w/w of HL3
10-15% w/w of HL4 and

10-15% w/w of HL5,

iii) 7-15% w/w of HL2
7-15% w/w of HL3
7-15% w/w of HL4 and

8-15% w/w of HL5,

iv) 2.5-10% w/w of HL2
4-15% w/w of HL3
5-15% w/w of HL4 and

5-15% w/w of HL5,

v) 2.5-7.5% w/w of HL2
5-10% w/w of HL3
5-12% w/w of HL4 and

5-12% w/w of HL5,

vi) 5-15% w/w of HL3
5-15% w/w of HL4
5-15% w/w of HL5
5-10% w/w of hexameric lactic acid (HL6) and

5-15% w/w of heptameric lactic acid (HL7),

vii) 5-10% w/w of HL3
5-10% w/w of HL4
5-10% w/w of HL5
5-10% w/w of HL6 and

5-10% w/w of HL7,
and
viii) 2.5-7.5% w/w of HL3
5-10% w/w of HL4
5-10% w/w of HL5
5-10% w/w of HL6 and

5-15% w/w of HL7.

US Pat. No. 9,318,979

CONVERTER ARRANGEMENT HAVING A FILTER

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A converter configuration, comprising:
at least one AC voltage connection at which an alternating current can be fed in or drawn;
at least one DC voltage connection at which a direct current can be fed in or drawn;
at least two series circuits connected in parallel and having external connections forming said at least one DC voltage connection,
each of said series circuits connected in parallel containing in each case at least two sub modules connected in series, each
of said sub modules containing at least two switches and a capacitor;

an energy storage device coupled to said capacitor of at least one of said sub modules; and
a filter connected electrically between said capacitor and said energy storage device, said filter selected from the group
consisting of a low-pass filter and a band-pass filter, said filter having at least one of a limit frequency or an upper limit
frequency being lower than a fundamental frequency of an alternating voltage present at said at least one AC voltage connection,
the limit frequency of said low-pass filter or the upper limit frequency of said band-pass filter is maximally as large as
half of the fundamental frequency of the alternating voltage present at said at least one AC voltage connection.

US Pat. No. 9,316,650

DETECTION AND REMOVAL OF MISFOLDED PROTEINS/PEPTIDES

OXPROTECT GMBH, Muenster...

1. A binding substance selected from proteins or peptides comprising the amino acid sequence HWRR (SEQ ID NO: 9) capable of
binding to misfolded proteins or peptides, for treatment of diseases that are linked to misfolded proteins or peptides.

US Pat. No. 9,318,528

IMAGE SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a pixel within an image sensor;
bonding the image sensor to a semiconductor device, the semiconductor device comprising a substrate and a heat sink at least
partially located in a first metallization layer between the pixel and the substrate; and

forming a thermal via extending through the image sensor and in thermal connection with the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,314,721

FILTER SYSTEM WITH SEAL

1. A filter system comprising:
a housing with a housing wall and at least one cover arranged on a first axial end of the housing;
an inlet arranged on the housing and adapted to feed a liquid to be filtered into the housing;
an outlet arranged on the housing and adapted to discharge the liquid that has been filtered from the housing;
at least one filter element arranged between the inlet and the outlet and separating a raw side of the filter system from
a clean side of the filter system;

a gasket arranged between a sealing surface of the housing wall and a sealing surface of the cover;
wherein the gasket is positionally secured in a longitudinal direction of the housing by a plurality of retaining elements;
wherein the at least one cover includes
an axially projecting annular collar having a radially outwardly oriented outer surface forming a portion of a radially outer
surface of the cover;

wherein the radially outwardly oriented outer surface of the annular collar forms the sealing surface of the cover;
wherein the sealing surface of the housing is arranged on a radially interior surface of the housing wall at the first axial
end of the housing;

wherein the plurality of retaining elements are on and projects outwardly from the radially outwardly oriented outer surface
of the annular collar, contacting a first axial side of the gasket, holding the gasket in position on the annular collar;

a plurality of axially elongated radially inwardly projecting ribs formed on the radially interior surface of the housing
wall, the axially elongated ribs spaced apart in a circumferential direction on the radially interior surface of the housing
wall;

a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart axial grooves formed on the radially interior surface of the housing wall, the
plurality of circumferentially spaced apart axial grooves formed by circumferential spacing between adjacent ones of the plurality
of axially elongated radially inwardly projecting ribs;

wherein respective ones of the plurality of retaining elements engage into and anti-rotation lock into respective ones of
the plurality of axially extending grooves in an axial direction, the engagement of the respective ones plurality of retaining
elements engage into the respective one of the plurality of axially extending grooves preventing rotation of the cover to
the housing while maintaining angular alignment of the cover to the housing during axial assembly of the cover onto the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,314,219

METHOD TO ESTIMATE REAL-TIME ROTATION AND TRANSLATION OF A TARGET WITH A SINGLE X-RAY IMAGER

1. A method of real-time estimation of target rotation and translation in 6 degrees of freedom, comprising:
a. using an x-ray imager, during radiation treatment delivery, to acquire sequential images of the projected 2D positions
of at least three fiducial markers implanted in a host, wherein a series of said fiducial markers in 2D images are determined;

b. determining, using an appropriately programmed computer, a covariance matrix of said fiducial marker locations and mean
point fiducial marker locations by fitting a probability distribution function (PDF) to said series of fiducial marker locations
in 2D images using a maximum likelihood estimation, wherein said series of fiducial markers location in 2D images are used
to determine projected 3D points of said at least three fiducial markers in said host;

c. inputting said projected 3D points of said at least three fiducial markers to an iterative closest point (ICP) algorithm
using said appropriately programmed computer to determine a real-time target rotation and translation about a center of mass
of said at least three fiducial markers; and

d. outputting 3D locations of said at least three fiducial markers rotated around a right-left direction, an anterior-posterior
direction, and a superior-inferior direction of said host.

US Pat. No. 9,314,801

SHOWER HEAD

Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach ...

1. A shower head, comprising:
a shower head housing,
an inlet connection for inflow of water into the shower head housing and to secure the shower head housing,
a jet disk that closes off the shower head housing and wherein the jet disk has at least one jet exit opening,
at least one water-guiding member from the inlet connection to the jet disk in the shower head housing,
at least two jet exit options from the jet disk, and
a switching device to switch between the jet exit options, wherein the switching device is actuatable through exertion of
pressure on the jet disk,

wherein the jet disk and the switching device are configured for changing the switching device from one jet exit option to
an other jet exit option of the at least two jet exit options by actuation of the switching device through exertion of pressure
on the jet disk, and after actuation of the switching device, returning the jet disk to a starting position of the jet disk
before actuation of the switching device, while the jet exit option remains at said other jet exit option to which the switching
device was changed.

US Pat. No. 9,315,717

WATER-SOLUBLE, HYDROPHOBIC ASSOCIATING COPOLYMERS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A copolymer comprising
(a) at least one monoethylenically unsaturated, water-soluble, surface-active monomer (a), and
(b) at least one monoethylenically unsaturated, hydrophilic monomer (b) different from monomer (a),
wherein the monomer (a) is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of formulae (I), (II) or (III)
H2C?C(R1)—R4—O—(—CH2—CH2—O—)k—(—CH2—CH(R3)—O—)L—H  (I)

H2C?C(R1)—O—(—CH2—CH2—O—)k—R2  (II) and

H2C?C(R1)—C?O)—O—(—CH2—CH2—O—)k—R2  (III),

wherein the units —(—CH2—CH2—O—)k and —(—CH2—CH(R3)—O—)1 are arranged in block structure in the order shown in formula (I) and the radicals and indices are defined as follows:

k is a number from 6 to 150,
L is a number from 5 to 25,
R1 is H or methyl,

R2 is a hydrocarbon radical having 8 to 40 carbon atoms, wherein the hydrocarbon radical is at least one member selected from
the group consisting of aliphatic, aromatic, straight-chain and branched,

R3 is independently of one another, a hydrocarbon radical having at least 2 carbon atoms,

R4 is a single bond or a divalent linking group selected from the group of —(CnH2n)—, —O—(Cn?H2?)— and —C(O)—O—(Cn?H2?)— where n, n? and n? is in each case a natural number from 1 to 6, and

wherein during its synthesis, prior to the initiation of the polymerization reaction, at least one further, but nonpolymerizable
surface-active compound has been used as further component (c), and wherein the copolymer is a water-soluble, hydrophobically
associating copolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,315,277

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING FUEL IN FLIGHT FROM A TANKER AIRCRAFT TO MULTIPLE RECEIVER AIRCRAFT

Singapore Technologies Ae...

1. A trailing boom system for aerial refueling, the system comprising:
a parent pod capable of being connected to a wing or a body of a tanker aircraft; and
a detachable pod releasable from the parent pod, the detachable pod comprising an extendible boom for refueling a receiver
aircraft in flight, the extendible boom being pivotable about a first pivot for movement in a first direction and pivotable
about a second pivot for movement in a second direction, wherein the first direction is orthogonal to the second direction,
and

wherein the detachable pod further comprises a backflow reservoir configured to receive at least a portion of fuel upstream
of the boom to facilitate retraction of the boom.

US Pat. No. 9,316,385

LIGHTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An illumination device comprising:
a chassis that has an opened section;
an optical member disposed to cover the opened section of the chassis;
a light source disposed outside of the chassis;
a light guide member disposed in such a structure as to penetrate the chassis, the light guide member guiding light emitted
from the light source into the chassis;

a light source housing member that stores the light source therein, the light source housing member being attached to the
chassis,

wherein the light source housing member has a wall that divides an inner space thereof into a first space and a second space,
the first space being on a side of the chassis, the second space being on a side opposite to the chassis, and

wherein the light source is attached to said wall so as to be located in the first space.

US Pat. No. 9,314,850

CLAMPING AND LOCKING DEVICES AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR CUTTING TUBES

1. Systems and devices for moveably clamping and easily unclamping t-slot profiles comprising:
two parallel t-slot profiles wherein each t-slot profile is comprised of metal forming at least one slot running the length
of each parallel t-slot profile,

an adjustable t-slot profile with a clamping device at one end, wherein the adjustable t-slot profile is perpendicular to
the two parallel t-slot profiles, and wherein the clamping device connects one end of the adjustable t-slot profile with a
first parallel t-slot profile and a second end of the adjustable t-slot profile connects with a second parallel t-slot profile,

wherein one end of the clamping device snugly fits in a cavity within the adjustable t-slot profile, and
wherein said second end of the adjustable t-slot profile is sized to moveably slide in the slot of a second parallel t-slot
profile and is in moveable connection with the slot in the second parallel t-slot profile;

the clamping device is comprised of an assembly which is comprised of an elevator and bushing tightly sandwiched between guides,
a cam rod running through the elevator and guides, wherein the cam rod has a pocket that is positioned relative to the bushing
within the elevator, and wherein the assembly is sized to securely fit within the cavity in the adjustable t-slot profile;

a linking rod connecting the elevator to a locking foot sized to moveably fit within the slot of the first parallel t-slot
profile, wherein when unclamped the locking foot is capable of moveably sliding inside the t-slot;

the cam rod is connected with a handle, wherein manipulating the handle will move the cam rod, and thereby move the pocket
relative to the bushing, lifting the elevator, linking rod and locking foot, compressing and securely clamping the locking
foot to an inside surface of the slot in the first parallel t-slot profile, thereby clamping the adjustable t-slot profile
at a specific distance along and perpendicular to, the two parallel t-slot profiles.

US Pat. No. 9,316,299

HYDRODYNAMIC COUPLING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR A TORQUE CONVERTER

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. A hydrodynamic coupling device, comprising:
a housing arrangement for filing with a fluid;
an impeller which is rotatable with the housing arrangement around an axis of rotation;
a turbine which is arranged in the housing arrangement and which is rotatable with a driven member around the axis of rotation;
a lockup clutch for producing a torque transmission connection between the housing arrangement and the driven member;
a torsional vibration damping arrangement including an input region and an output region;
a first torque transmission path provided between the input region and the output region;
a second torque transmission path parallel to the first torque transmission path and provided between the input region and
the output region; and

a coupling arrangement superposing torques transmitted via the first and second torque transmission paths, wherein the torsional
vibration damping arrangement includes a phase shifter arrangement in at least the first torque transmission path, the phase
shifter arrangement generating a phase shift of rotational irregularities transmitted via the first torque transmission path
relative to rotational irregularities transmitted via the second torque transmission path, wherein the coupling arrangement
comprises a planetary transmission arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,316,626

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DIAGNOSING ELECTRODES IN SENSOR ELEMENTS

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for diagnosing a sensor element for detecting at least one fraction of a gas component of a gas in a measuring
gas chamber, wherein the sensor element includes at least one first electrode, to which the gas is appliable, and at least
one second electrode, and wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are connected via at least one solid electrolyte,
the method comprising:
applying a diagnostic signal between the at least one first electrode and the at least one second electrode, wherein the diagnostic
signal is varied according to a pattern that is predefined as a function of passage of a predefined amount of time after each
of the applications of the diagnostic signal, so that, after each of a plurality of time intervals following a first application
of the diagnostic signal, the diagnostic signal is modified to a respective value that is different than an initial value
of the diagnostic signal at the first application; and

detecting a response signal between the first electrode and the second electrode and that varies according to the value variations
of the diagnostic signal.

US Pat. No. 9,315,962

FIBER BLOCK PLANTING SYSTEM

14. A method of stabilizing a shoreline or waterway bank, comprising the steps of:
positioning a first fiber block planting segment adjacent a shoreline or a waterway bank, the first fiber block planting segment
comprising an elongated first fiber block consisting of compressed natural fibers, wherein the elongated first fiber block
comprises a first top surface, a first bottom surface, a first front surface, a first rear surface, a first male end portion,
and a first female end portion disposed opposite the first male end portion, wherein the elongated first fiber block further
comprises a first plurality of channels formed therein, wherein each channel of the first plurality of channels extends completely
through the elongated first fiber block to two surfaces of the first top surface, the first bottom surface, the first front
surface and the first rear surface, a first plurality of fiber channel plugs, wherein each fiber channel plug of the first
plurality of fiber channel plugs consists of the compressed natural fibers and is removably disposed in one channel of the
first plurality of channels, and wherein the a first mesh sleeve encasing at least a portion of the first fiber block;

positioning a second fiber block planting segments adjacent the shoreline or waterway bank, the second fiber block planting
segment comprising an elongated second fiber block consisting of the compressed natural fibers and defining a second top surface,
a second bottom surface, a second front surface, a second rear surface, a second male end portion, and a second female end
portion disposed opposite the second male end portion, wherein the elongated second fiber block comprises a second plurality
of channels formed therein, wherein each channel of the second plurality of channels extends completely through the elongated
second fiber block to two surfaces of the second top surface, the second bottom surface, the second front surface and the
second rear surface, a second plurality of fiber channel plugs, wherein each fiber channel plug of the second plurality of
fiber channel plugs consists of the compressed natural fibers and is removably disposed in one channel of the second plurality
of channels, a second mesh sleeve encasing at least a portion of the second fiber block;

mating the second male end portion of the elongated second fiber block to the first female end portion of the elongated first
fiber block;

removing at least one fiber channel plug of the first plurality and the second plurality of fiber channel plugs from at least
one channel of the first plurality and the second plurality of channels; and,

inserting a cutting of a live plant into the channel from which the fiber channel plug was removed.

US Pat. No. 9,315,735

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CONSISTENT QUALITY SYNGAS FROM DIVERSE WASTE MATERIALS WITH HEAT RECOVERY BASED POWER GENERATION, AND RENEWABLE HYDROGEN CO-PRODUCTION

Renewable Opportunities I...

1. A system for efficiently converting heterogeneous waste materials consisting of biodegradable and/or non-biodegradable
wastes into a high quality syngas, comprising:
(a) a first subsystem for receiving and filtering pumpable, non-biodegradable waste;
(b) a second subsystem for receiving and resizing non-pumpable, non-biodegradable waste;
(c) a third subsystem for receiving and resizing biodegradable waste;
(d) a molten metal bath gasifier (MMBG) having a molten metal bath for receiving the non-biodegradable wastes outputted from
steps (a) and/or (b) into the molten metal bath, the MMBG outputting a process gas from the non-biodegradable waste;

(e) an anaerobic digester, upstream from the MMBG, for receiving the biodegradable waste outputted from the third subsystem
and for producing a biogas and effluent; and

(f) an alternating current (A/C) plasma reactor disposed downstream from the MMBG and the anaerobic digester, and receiving
process gas from the MMBG, and biogas from the anaerobic digester as a process gas and/or a working gas; with the A/C plasma
reactor converting the process gases from the MMBG and the anaerobic digester into a plasma phase and outputting raw syngas.

US Pat. No. 9,315,531

TITANOCENE-GOLD DERIVATIVES COMPRISING THIOLATO LIGANDS

Research Foundation of th...

1. A compound for providing a therapeutic benefit for a subject having a cancer, the compound comprising:

wherein:
R1, R2 and R3 are each independently selected arenes; and

R4 is an alkane with between one and four carbons.

US Pat. No. 9,320,149

BUMPLESS BUILD-UP LAYER PACKAGE INCLUDING A RELEASE LAYER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first substrate;
a release layer coupled with the first substrate above the first substrate;
a resin layer coupled with the release layer above the release layer;
a metal film coupled with the resin layer, above the resin layer at a bottom surface of the metal film, the metal film including
a cavity therein, the cavity extending from a top surface of the metal film through the bottom surface of the metal film to
the resin layer;

a microelectronic die coupled with the metal film in the cavity; and
a first bumpless buildup layer substrate coupled with an active surface of the die above the die
wherein the first substrate includes a first substrate cavity extending from a top surface of the first substrate and into
the first substrate, the release layer is situated in the first substrate cavity, and the resin layer is situated in the first
substrate cavity, and

wherein a top surface of the first resin layer is generally co-planar with a top surface of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,320,155

CERAMIC SUBSTRATE COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CERAMIC SUBSTRATE COMPOSITE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for manufacturing a ceramic substrate composite comprising, on a ceramic substrate, a conductor pattern composite
and an insulating layer, the method comprising:
allowing an insulating layer material, that is applied so as to cover a conductor portion or a precursor thereof on the ceramic
substrate, to wet the conductor portion or the precursor thereof and to repel from the conductor portion or the precursor
thereof due to wettability to thereby expose the conductor pattern composite or a precursor thereof, thus forming the insulating
layer adjacent to the conductor pattern composite on the ceramic substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,315,424

MULTI-LAYER PLATE DEVICE

Component Re-Engineering ...

1. A multi-layer ceramic plate assembly for use in semiconductor processing, said multi-layer ceramic plate assembly comprising:
an upper plate layer, said upper plate layer comprising a ceramic disc;
a lower plate layer, said lower plate layer comprising ceramic;
said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer joined together to form an interior space between said upper plate layer
and said lower plate layer within an annulus of an annular joining layer, and

an annular joining layer disposed between said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer, wherein said annular joining
layer joins an outer periphery of said upper plate layer to an outer periphery of said lower plate layer, wherein said joining
layer comprises metallic aluminum, and wherein said joining layer hermetically seals said interior space between said upper
plate layer and said lower plate layer from the exterior of said ceramic plate assemble through said joining layer, wherein
said joining layer hermetically seals with a joint with a vacuum leak rate of less than 1×10E?9 sccm He/sec.

US Pat. No. 9,315,899

CONTOURED SHOWERHEAD FOR IMPROVED PLASMA SHAPING AND CONTROL

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining first deposition rate data describing first deposition rates, each first deposition rate correlated with a gap distance
between a reference showerhead faceplate and a reference substrate during performance of a semiconductor manufacturing process
involving a capacitively-coupled plasma, wherein the gap distances correlated with at least two of the first deposition rates
are different;

obtaining second deposition rate data, the second deposition rate data describing second deposition rates when the reference
showerhead faceplate is in a fixed configuration with respect to the reference substrate during the semiconductor manufacturing
process involving the capacitively-coupled plasma, the second deposition rates associated with locations distributed across
one or more portions of the reference showerhead faceplate during performance of the semiconductor manufacturing process;
and

determining a contour profile for a contoured showerhead faceplate based on the first deposition rate data and the second
deposition rate data.

US Pat. No. 9,315,180

BRAKING SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

1. A brake system for motor vehicles having multiple wheel brakes, which brake system can be actuated both by a vehicle driver
in a brake by wire operating mode and also independently of the vehicle driver in the brake by wire operating mode, which
is normally operated in the brake by wire operating mode, and can be operated in at least one fall-back operating mode in
which only actuation by the vehicle driver is possible, comprising,
a brake pedal for actuating a pedal decoupling unit having a housing, with two pistons which are arranged in series and which,
in the housing, delimit two pressure chambers, the pistons are subjected to an actuating force when the brake pedal is actuated
by the driver, and the pistons are positioned in an initial position by restoring springs when the brake pedal is not actuated,

a pressure medium reservoir which is assigned to the pressure chambers and which is at atmospheric pressure,
a travel measuring device which measures the actuating travel of the brake pedal or of one of the pistons which is connected
to the brake pedal,

a travel simulator with a simulator enable valve which, in the brake by wire operating mode, enables a haptic brake pedal
feel to the vehicle driver, the travel simulator being hydraulically connected to one of the pressure chambers, and the action
of travel simulator can be deactivated in the fall-back operating mode,

an electrohydraulic pressure generating device which outputs a brake system pressure,
a pressure modulation unit which has an inlet valve and an outlet valve for each corresponding wheel brake of the wheel brakes
of the vehicle for setting wheel-specific brake pressures derived from the brake system pressure, wherein the inlet valves
transmit the brake system pressure when in a non-actuated state, wherein the wheel brakes are arranged in two brake circuits,
each brake circuit includes an associated system pressure line which connects inlet ports of the inlet valves corresponding
to the brake circuit to each other,

cut-off valves for isolating the pressure chambers from the pressure modulation unit, and
an electronic control and regulating unit,
for each individual brake circuit of the two brake circuits, one electrically actuatable activation valve associated with
each individual brake circuit interposed in terms of circuit layout between the pressure generating device and the pressure
modulation unit, the activation valve, when in an actuated state, provides a hydraulic connection between the pressure generating
device and the corresponding system pressure line;

wherein for each individual brake circuit, the one electrically actuatable activation valve associated with each individual
brake circuit is the only electrically actuatable valve disposed between the pressure generating device and each of the associated
system pressure lines.

US Pat. No. 9,320,064

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING PDP CONTEXT ACTIVATION LATENCY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A radio network controller, comprising:
one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium further including computer-readable instructions that, when executed by
the one or more processors, are configured to:

receive a request to activate a packet data protocol (PDP) context for a wireless device operating in a forward access channel
state;

send the request to activate the PDP context to a core network node;
receive a request to assign a radio access bearer from the core network node;
send the request to assign the radio access bearer to the wireless device via the base station;
receive a response to the request to assign the radio access bearer from the wireless device via the base station;
send the response to the request to assign the radio access bearer to the core network node;
initiate a timer after sending the response to the request to assign the radio access bearer to the core network node;
determine whether an accept message is received from the core network node before expiration of the timer, the accept message
corresponding to the request to activate the PDP context;

upon determining that the accept message has not been received from the core network node before the expiration of the timer,
send the wireless device a request to reconfigure the radio bearer, the request to reconfigure the radio bearer sent to the
wireless device via a base station.

US Pat. No. 9,320,124

RECORDING APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A recording apparatus performing recording with a recording head mounted on a carriage capable of scanning with respect
to a recording medium, comprising:
a circuit board provided on the carriage;
a sheet metal member disposed on an upper surface of the carriage;
a flexible wiring member which is disposed to draw around an outer surface of the carriage so that it electrically connects
the circuit board and an apparatus body; and

a grounding spring which is disposed on the carriage and grounds the sheet metal member to the apparatus body,
wherein the grounding spring serves as a fixing member which fixes the flexible wiring member to the carriage,
wherein the sheet metal member is a holding section which holds a supply tube supplying a liquid material to the recording
head.

US Pat. No. 9,320,037

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) COMMUNICATIONS IN A BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for allocating resources for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communications in a base station of a wireless communication system,
the method comprising:
allocating resources for a plurality of P2P contention channels, in a frame, which are contention-based channels to be used
between terminals for the P2P communications and at least one P2P dedicated channel for the P2P communications; and

transmitting resource allocation information for the plurality of P2P contention channels and the at least one P2P dedicated
channel to at least one terminal,

wherein at least one of the plurality of contention channels is used for the P2P communication, when one of the at least one
terminal occupies the at least one of the plurality of P2P contention channels based on a contention, in time and frequency
domain, with at least one resource for cellular communications.

US Pat. No. 9,318,735

TERMINAL-ATTACHED PLATE, PLATE ASSEMBLY, AND BATTERY MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A terminal-attached plate for use in a plate assembly of a battery module, the battery module comprising:
a single-cell stack comprising thin batteries stacked in a thickness direction, each battery of the single-cell stack comprising
thin batteries comprises:

a thin-plate-shaped battery body comprising an electric power generation element sealed with an exterior package, and
tabs connected to electrodes of the electric power generation element and drawn to the outside from end portions of the exterior
package; and

a plate assembly connected to an end portion of the single-cell stack,
the terminal-attached plate comprising:
a joining portion, with which the terminal-attached plate is arranged to be joined to an end portion of the thin battery;
a plate supporting portion arranged to support a second plate that is stacked on the terminal-attached plate;
a terminal comprising:
a connecting portion, with which the terminal is arranged to be connected to a tab of the thin battery; and
a contact portion, with which the terminal is arranged to be connected to a connector; and
a hood member arranged to protect the contact portion of the terminal,
wherein:
the hood member is disposed at a position that is offset to an end portion side of the terminal-attached plate from a center
in a longitudinal direction of the terminal-attached plate, and

at least a portion of the hood member of the terminal-attached plate overlaps a hood member of the second plate in a direction
orthogonal to a direction of stacking of the terminal-attached plate and the second plate in the plate assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,320,141

WIRING STRUCTURE, CABLE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING STRUCTURE

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A wiring structure comprising:
one or a plurality of cables;
a fiber forming a mesh-like braiding fabric together with the cable;
a cable connector formed at an end part of the cable; and
a module connected to the cable connector, the module receiving or outputting a signal through the cable,
wherein the cable comprises one or a plurality of fiber holding parts for holding the fiber, and
wherein the fiber holding part includes a concave portion formed in a circumferential direction of the cable in a sheath of
the cable to engage with the fiber when the cable and the fiber form the mesh-like braiding fabric.

US Pat. No. 9,316,127

ADJUSTABLE CAMSHAFT DRIVE

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. A camshaft drive for an internal combustion engine having valves, the camshaft drive comprising:
a) a drive shaft having at least one cam for actuating one of the valves of the internal combustion engine;
b) a shaft-in-shaft system disposed parallel to said drive shaft, said shaft-in-shaft system having an inner shaft and an
outer shaft, said outer shaft being disposed coaxial to said inner shaft and surrounding said inner shaft;

c) said inner shaft and said outer shaft each having at least one cam for actuating one of the valves of the internal combustion
engine;

d) an outer shaft transmission element, said outer shaft being coupled to said drive shaft via said outer shaft transmission
element, said outer shaft being connected to said outer shaft transmission element in a manner fixed against relative rotation;

e) a hydraulic transmission device including a stator, a rotor, and an intermediate member disposed between said rotor and
said inner shaft, said inner shaft being coupled to said drive shaft via said hydraulic transmission device;

f) an adjusting device and a control device, said hydraulic transmission device being operatively connected to said adjusting
device and to said control device for setting a desired phase angle between said inner shaft and said outer shaft, said control
device including at least one device selected from the group consisting of an open loop control device and a closed loop control
device; and

g) a drive element coupled to said drive shaft, said drive element being directly coupled both to said outer shaft transmission
element and to said stator, wherein said outer shaft transmission element is an outer shaft gearwheel, said drive element
is a drive gearwheel, said outer shaft gearwheel meshes with said drive gearwheel, and said stator has an outer toothing which
also meshes with said drive gearwheel.

US Pat. No. 9,315,943

FINELY DIVIDED, STARCH-CONTAINING POLYMER DISPERSIONS, PROCESSES FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND USE AS SIZES IN PAPERMAKING

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A finely divided, starch-containing polymer dispersion obtained by a process comprising: free radical emulsion polymerization
of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in the presence of at least one redox initiator and at least one starch, wherein the
ethylenically unsaturated monomers comprise:
(a) 20 to 35% by weight of at least one optionally substituted styrene;
(b) 65 to 75% by weight of at least one C1-C4-alkyl acrylate; and

(c) 0 to 5% by weight of at least one other ethylenically unsaturated copolymerizable monomer;
wherein the sum (a)+(b)+(c) is 100% based on active monomer content and the starch comprises:
(d) 25 to 35% by weight of at least one degraded anionic starch which has a molar mass Mw of from 2500 to 35 000 g/mol, based on the total weight of solids content of components (a)+(b)+(c)+(d); and

the polymerization is carried out in the presence of at least one terpene-containing chain-transfer agent of at least 0.01%
by weight, based on the monomers used and

the polymer dispersion may comprise 0.1 to 50% of an aluminium compound based on the total weight of the solids content of
the polymer dispersion.

US Pat. No. 9,319,983

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with another communication apparatus in an awake state, and not
to wirelessly communicate with the other communication apparatus in a doze state; and

a determination unit configured to determine a keep period corresponding to a predetermined percentage of a transmission cycle
of a beacon signal transmitted by the other communication apparatus, the keep period indicating a period to keep the awake
state in one transmission cycle of the beacon signal,

wherein (a) the communication unit transits from the doze state to the awake state in accordance with reception timing of
the beacon signal, (b) the awake state of the communication unit is kept for the determined keep period, and (c) if the determined
keep period elapses, the communication unit transits from the awake state to the doze state.

US Pat. No. 9,317,071

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND HINGE MODULE THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

11. A hinge module, adaptable for an electronic device which comprises a first body and a second body, comprising:
a first pivot component, fixed on the first body and having a positioning portion;
a second pivot component, fixed on the second body, wherein the first pivot component is pivoted to the second pivot component,
and adaptable to rotate relative to the second pivot component to drive the positioning portion to move along a moving path;
and

a sliding component, slidably disposed at the second pivot component and having a positioning structure, wherein when the
sliding component is at a first position, the positioning structure is on the moving path,

when the first pivot component rotates relative to the second pivot component in a first pivot direction and drives the positioning
portion to arrive at the positioning structure along the moving path, the second pivot component stops the sliding component
from sliding and a structural interference is formed between the positioning portion and the positioning structure to position
the first pivot component and the first body,

when the first pivot component rotates relative to the second pivot component in a second pivot direction opposite to the
first pivot direction, the sliding component is pushed by the positioning portion to slide relative to the second pivot component
from the first position to a second position so as to drive the positioning structure to move away from the moving path.

US Pat. No. 9,315,784

MODIFIED TRANSKETOLASE AND USE THEREOF

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A modified transketolase originated from Bacillus or Corynebacterium, wherein the amino acid sequence of the modified transketolase contains at least one mutation, so that the specific activity
of the modified enzyme is reduced in comparison to the corresponding non-modified wild-type enzyme, said at least one mutation
leading to a reduced activity of between 10 to 90% towards metabolism of carbon sources that are exclusively metabolized by
the pentose phosphate pathway compared to the activity of the respective non-modified wild-type enzyme.

US Pat. No. 9,318,864

LASER BEAM OUTPUT CONTROL WITH OPTICAL SHUTTER

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus, comprising:
a master oscillator configured to output a pulsed laser beam continually at a repetition rate;
a plurality of amplifiers disposed on a beam path of the pulsed laser beam;
a plurality of optical shutters disposed on the beam path of the pulsed laser beam; and
a controller configured to switch the plurality of optical shutters, wherein
each of the plurality of optical shutters includes:
an electro-optic device;
a first optical filter disposed at an input side of the electro-optic device;
a second optical filter disposed at an output side of the electro-optic device; and
a power source coupled to the electro-optic device for applying voltage to the electro-optic device, and wherein
the controller is configured to switch the plurality of optical shutters based on a signal inputted from an external apparatus
while the master oscillator oscillates the pulsed laser beam, to perform a burst operation to repeatedly alternate a period
for which the pulsed laser beam is outputted at the repetition rate and a period for which the pulsed laser beam is not outputted,
and to control the plurality of optical shutters to open sequentially from an upstream side optical shutter to a downstream
side optical shutter.

US Pat. No. 9,315,659

RESIN COMPOSITION AND OPTICAL COMPENSATION FILM FORMED USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A resin composition comprising a combination of (A) a 2 member copolymer consisting of 80 to 97 weight parts of (a) alkyl
(meth)acrylate units and 3 to 20 weight parts of (c) 3 to 6 heterocyclic units substituted with at least one carbonyl group
with respect to 100 weight parts of the copolymer (A), and (B) a 2 member copolymer consisting of 50 to 99 weight parts of
(b) styrene units and 1 to 50 weight parts of (d) vinyl cyanide units with respect to 100 weight parts of the copolymer (B);
wherein the (c) 3 to 6 heterocyclic units substituted with at least one carbonyl group are selected from the group consisting
of maleimide and lactam;

wherein the resin composition further comprises a phenoxy-based resin, and wherein the phenoxy based resin includes 5 to 10,000
of at least one unit represented by the following formula 1:


US Pat. No. 9,315,596

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED POLYMER BY SUSPENSION POLYMERIZATION

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method of preparing vinyl chloride polymer comprising:
suspension-polymerizing vinyl chloride monomer in the presence of a protective colloid auxiliary, a polymerization initiator
at a polymerization temperature,

introducing additional vinyl chloride monomer
(a) when the polymerization conversion rate reaches from 30 to 40%; and
(b) when the polymerization conversion rate reaches from 60 to 70%,
suspension-polymerizing the additional vinyl chloride monomer at the polymerization temperature, and
adding one or more antioxidants selected from a group consisting of a phenol based antioxidant, an amine based antioxidant,
a sulfur based antioxidant and a phosphate based antioxidant when the pressure of a reactor reaches 6.0 kg/cm2, to complete the suspension-polymerizing,

wherein the additional vinyl chloride monomer is not introduced when the polymerization conversion rate is between 40 to 60%,
wherein the amount of the additional vinyl chloride monomer added when the polymerization conversion rate reaches between
30 and 40% is from 15 to 25 weight part for 100 weight part of the total amount of the monomer;

wherein the amount of the additional vinyl chloride monomer added when the polymerization conversion rates reaches between
60 to 70% is from 15 to 25 weight part for 100 weight part of the total amount of the monomer;

wherein the protective colloid auxiliary is present in an amount of between 0.05 and 2.5 weight part for 100 weight part of
the total amount of the monomer, and

wherein the polymerization initiator is present in an amount of between 0.02 and 0.2 weight part for 100 weight part of the
total amount of the monomer.

US Pat. No. 9,319,749

METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE BY USING REMOTE CONTROLLER AND APPARATUS PERFORMING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image display method comprising:
displaying a plurality of images on a screen that includes a plurality of sub-screens;
displaying a first indicator indicating a first point located at a boundary of the plurality of the sub-screens;
displaying second indicators on a plurality of second points which are different from the first point;
receiving an input selecting one of the second indicators; and
moving a boundary at which the first point is located, so that the first point is located at a second point corresponding
to the selected second indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,316,765

PHOTOCHROMIC COMPOSITION

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

1. A photochromic composition comprising:
(A) a polyurethane-urea resin having a urea bond in a molecular chain, in which a tetrahydrofuran insoluble content is 20.0
to 90.0% by mass; and

(B) a photochromic compound.
US Pat. No. 9,318,771

ELECTROLYTE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE INCLUDING THE ELECTROLYTE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for preparing a solid electrolyte comprising a composite of a composite of a plastic crystal matrix electrolyte
doped with an ionic salt and a crosslinked polymer structure, the method comprising:
(S1) mixing the plastic crystal matrix electrolyte doped with the ionic salt and a monomer having two or more crosslinkable
functional groups to prepare a solution; and

(S2) polymerizing only the monomer of the solution to form the crosslinked polymer structure in the presence of the plastic
crystal matrix electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,315,605

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELASTOMER USING A TRANSITION METAL CATALYST

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

1. A method of producing an ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer, which comprises a step of polymerizing ethylene, propylene,
and a diene monomer in the presence of a catalyst composition comprising (1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline-8-yl)[tetramethylcyclopentadienyl-N]titanium
dimethyl;
wherein the step of polymerizing is a continuous solution polymerization;
wherein the ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer has a density of 0.860-0.895 g/cm3, and

wherein the ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer has an ethylene content of being at least 20% by weight but less than 90% by
weight, a propylene content of 10 to 80% by weight, and a diene monomer content of being greater than 0 but no more than 20%
by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,315,882

METHOD FOR PREPARING ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL, ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PREPARED THEREFROM AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery, comprising:
a cathode;
an anode; and
a separator interposed between the cathode and the anode, wherein the anode comprises:
a current collector; and
an anode active material layer formed on at least one surface of the current collector and comprising an anode active material,
wherein the anode active material comprising a core-shell structured (SiOx—Liy)—C composite (0
wherein the core-shell structured (SiOx—Liy)—C composite comprises an unreacted oxygen-containing lithium salt in an amount of 5 wt % or less, and by-products of the
reaction between an oxygen-containing lithium salt and silicon oxide in an amount of 10 wt % or less, and

wherein the battery has a normalized capacity at the 50th cycle of greater than 85%.

US Pat. No. 9,320,170

COMMUNICATION MODULE-COOLING STRUCTURE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A communication module-cooling structure, comprising:
a heat sink including a pair of cooling receiving portions each comprising partition walls and slit-shaped receiving spaces
defined by the partition walls, and

a plate-shaped body coupling the pair of cooling receiving portions together, the cooling receiving portions and the body
being formed integrally with each other; and

a cooling mechanism to cool the body,
wherein the receiving spaces of the cooling receiving portions receive communication modules respectively, each of the communication
modules including a respective substrate mounted with a respective communication circuit component thereon and respective
one pair of sidewalls with the respective substrate located therebetween in a thickness direction of the respective substrate,

wherein the receiving spaces of the cooling receiving portions each include an inner surface, and respective at least one
sidewalls of the respective one pairs of sidewalls of the communication modules are in surface contact with the inner surfaces
of the receiving spaces, respectively,

wherein the heat sink includes a heat absorbing surface that absorbs heat from a processor located externally from the heat
sink and the communication modules and that is electrically connected to the communication modules.

US Pat. No. 9,320,143

TOUCH MEMBER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A wiring board comprising:
a substrate having opposing first and second surfaces, the substrate having at least one through-via passing through the substrate
from the first surface to the second surface;

a first conductor layer formed on the first surface;
a second conductor layer formed on the second surface; and
a through-via conductor formed in the through-via for electrically connecting to the first conductor layer and the second
conductor layer;

wherein the through-via has a first depressed portion exposed in the first surface, a second depressed portion exposed in
the second surface, and a cylindrical tunnel portion having a substantially constant internal diameter between the first depressed
portion and the second depressed portion for connecting the first depressed portion and the second depressed portion,

wherein the first depressed portion and the second depressed portion are non-coaxial, and the internal diameter of the tunnel
portion is less than a diameter of the first depressed portion in the first surface and a diameter of the second depressed
portion in the second surface;

wherein a bore axis of the first depressed portion and a bore axis of the second depressed portion slant toward each other
at an angle, which is in a range of 5 to 70 degrees, said bore axis of the second depressed portion is substantially perpendicular
to said second surface of said substrate; and

wherein the first depressed portion has a first opening in the first surface, the second depressed portion has a second opening
in the second surface, and a vertical projection of a center point of the first opening on the second surface and a center
point of the second opening are offset from each other by a distance in a range of 5 micrometer to 40 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 9,315,639

OPTICAL FILMS, PHASE DIFFERENCE FILMS, AND LCD COMPRISING THE SAME

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

1. An optical film consisting essentially of:
a graft copolymer including one type of (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is less than 0°
C. and one type of (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is 0° C. or more, and

a resin that has styrene or derivatives thereof,
wherein the (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is less than 0° C. comprises (meth)acryl based
monomer and (meth)acrylic acid ester based monomer having a functional group,

wherein the amount of the (meth)acrylic acid ester based monomer having a functional group is in the range of 0.1 to 50 mole
%,

wherein the graft copolymer has a structure in which the (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature
is less than 0° C. form a main chain and the (meth)acryl based resins of which the glass transition temperature is 0° C. or
more form a side chain,

wherein the side chain is introduced into the main chain via a functional group capable of reacting with a radical, and
wherein the functional group capable of reacting with a radical is a —SH group.

US Pat. No. 9,320,116

MULTI-MODE CONTROL DEVICE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A method comprising:
powering, based on a control device being in a high-power mode, an occupancy sensor using a first current received via a high-power
interface of the control device, wherein the first current is received by the control device from an electrical connection
between a power source and a load device for which at least one operation is controlled by the control device using the occupancy
sensor;

configuring the control device to operate in a low-power mode, wherein operating in the low-power mode comprises:
reducing the first current provided to the occupancy sensor, and
providing a second current to a trigger detection device of the control device via a low-power interface of the control device,
wherein the second current is less than the first current and is received by the control device from a low-power module separate
from the electrical connection between the power source and the load device;

detecting, in the low-power mode, a trigger by using the trigger detection device; and
based on detecting the trigger, configuring the control device to operate in the high-power mode for operating the occupancy
sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,320,113

METHOD OF SELF-CALIBRATING A LIGHTING DEVICE AND A LIGHTING DEVICE PERFORMING THE METHOD

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of self-calibrating a lighting device, comprising:
monitoring a calibration area, which encompasses at least a part of an area being illuminated by the lighting device (L1); and

calibrating one or more light output settings of the lighting device;wherein said monitoring comprises repeating:
detecting a relevant change, if any, out of a set of relevant changes comprising at least a light intensity change, in the
calibration area during a monitoring time (t1), while keeping the light output of the lighting device constant;

determining an amount of change within the monitoring time; and
comparing the amount of change with a limit value;until the amount of change is below the limit value.

US Pat. No. 9,320,018

SCHEDULING DATA TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Intellectual Ventures II ...

16. A method performed by a wireless network, the method comprising:
sending, by a network device, a first parameter for each of a plurality of radio bearers of a user equipment (UE), wherein
each of the plurality of radio bearers is associated with a channel;

sending, by the network device, an allocation message for an uplink resource to the UE;
receiving, by the network device, data from the plurality of radio bearers in response to the allocation message, wherein
allocation of resources for the data of each channel of a radio bearer having a second parameter above zero is provided before
another channel's data for transmission having a third parameter less than or equal to zero;

sending, by the network device to a network controller, the data from the plurality of radio bearers of the UE; and
wherein the second parameter is derived from a first channel's first parameter and the third parameter is derived from a second
channel's first parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,318,020

VEHICULAR COLLISION MITIGATION SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A collision mitigation system for a vehicle, said collision mitigation system comprising:
a plurality of cameras configured to be disposed at a vehicle equipped with said collision mitigation system, wherein, when
disposed at the equipped vehicle, said cameras have respective exterior fields of view;

wherein at least one of said cameras comprises a forward viewing camera that is configured to be disposed behind a windshield
of the equipped vehicle so as to view at least generally forwardly of the equipped vehicle through the windshield;

wherein at least one of said cameras comprises a rearward viewing camera that is configured to be disposed at a rear portion
of the equipped vehicle so as to view at least generally rearwardly of the equipped vehicle;

a control comprising an image processor operable to process image data captured by said cameras;
wherein, when the equipped vehicle is moving and responsive at least in part to a determination, via image processing by said
image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, that the moving equipped vehicle is approaching an
object present forwardly of the equipped vehicle, said control is operable to apply a vehicle brake of the equipped vehicle
to mitigate a collision with the object; and

wherein, when the equipped vehicle is moving and said control is applying the vehicle brake, and responsive at least in part
to a determination, via image processing by said image processor of image data captured by said rearward viewing camera, that
a following vehicle is following the equipped vehicle and may collide with the equipped vehicle, said control adjusts control
of the vehicle brakes to mitigate a rear collision by the following vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,320,106

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE USING THE SAME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device for lighting a solid light-emitting element, comprising:
a DC power source circuit configured to output DC power;
a power conversion circuit including a semiconductor element connected between output terminals of the DC power source circuit,
the power conversion circuit configured to supply power to the solid light-emitting element through a control of a conduction
state of the semiconductor element;

a first control circuit configured to control an output of the DC power source circuit; and
a second control circuit configured to control an output of the power conversion circuit by controlling the conduction state
of the semiconductor element; a short-circuit detection circuit configured to detect a short-circuit in the semiconductor
element,

wherein the first control circuit reduces the output of the DC power source circuit when the short-circuit detection circuit
detects the short-circuit in the semiconductor element,

wherein the semiconductor element is a switching element, switching of the switching element being controlled by the second
control circuit,

wherein the power conversion circuit is a chopper circuit that supplies a desired power to the solid light-emitting element
through a control of current flowing in the switching element,

wherein, the lighting device further comprises;
a current detection circuit configured to detect a current flowing in the switching element; and
a timer configured to start to count when the second control circuit outputs an on-signal to turn on the switching element,
and configured to reset a counted value when a detection result by the current detection circuit reaches a predetermined value,
and

wherein the short-circuit detection circuit determines that the switching element is in a short-circuit state if the counted
value by the timer exceeds a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,316,642

SOLUBLE IMMUNOREACTIVE TREPONEMA PALLIDUM TPN47 ANTIGENS

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. A fusion protein comprising a soluble Treponema pallidum antigen 47 (TpN47 antigen), the TpN47 antigen comprising amino acid residues 418 to 529 (domain B) and lacking amino acid
residues 579 to 706 (domain C) of SEQ ID NO. 1, and a chaperone.

US Pat. No. 9,320,007

LOCATIONING VIA STAGED ANTENNA UTILIZATION

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A first communication device in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the first communication device comprising:
a plurality of receiving antennas configured to receive a communication signal provided over a plurality of signal pathways
by a second communication device; and

a processing module configured to:
select a first group of antennas from among the plurality of receiving antennas;
estimate a coarse location of the second communication device based upon a first plurality of communication signals as observed
by the first group of antennas;

select a second group of antennas from among the plurality of receiving antennas;
estimate a plurality of fine locations of the second communication device based upon a second plurality of communication signals
as observed by the second group of antennas; and

select a fine location for the second communication device from among the plurality of fine locations based upon the coarse
location.

US Pat. No. 9,319,255

TRANSMITTER, SIGNAL-SYNTHESIZING CIRCUIT, AND SIGNAL-SYNTHESIZING METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A transmitter comprising:
a modulation circuit that modulates a baseband signal into a multi-bit digital signal that contains a radio frequency band
component;

a plurality of switch-mode amplifiers each provided corresponding to a respective bit of said multi-bit digital signal that
is supplied from said modulation circuit; and

a signal-synthesizing circuit that connects a filter that restricts the band of output signals of said plurality of switch-mode
amplifiers and a voltage-current conversion circuit that converts output signals of said switch-mode amplifiers from voltage
to current to perform signal synthesizing.

US Pat. No. 9,316,696

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING POWER OF SECONDARY BLENDED COMPRISING BLENDED CATHODE MATERIAL

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

1. An apparatus for estimating a power of a secondary battery including a blended cathode material including at least a first
cathode material and a second cathode material, the apparatus comprising:
a discharging means configured to discharge a secondary battery under conditions of a plurality of discharge rates different
from each other and larger than a transition discharge rate corresponding to a state of charge (SOC) of the secondary battery,
wherein a cathode material into which a working ion is mainly intercalated changes from the first cathode material to the
second cathode material based on the transition discharge rate when the secondary battery is discharged;

a sensor means configured to measure a plurality of discharge termination voltages corresponding to the conditions of the
plurality of discharge rates; and

a control means configured to approximate a correlation between the plurality of discharge rates and the plurality of discharge
termination voltages by a two-dimensional linear equation, calculate a maximum discharge rate of the secondary battery corresponding
to a minimum discharge voltage using the linear equation, and estimate a maximum power of the secondary battery from the calculated
maximum discharge rate.

US Pat. No. 9,320,080

WIRELESS MASTER-SLAVE DISTRIBUTED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A master-slave distributed communications network comprising:
a master node; and
a plurality of slave nodes, the master node and the slave nodes being operatively interconnected,
wherein each slave node has a memory configured to store as uplink routing information only an address of a next node in a
route of a message to the master node, and

wherein each slave node is configured to read-out the address of the next node from the memory, add the address of the next
node in a destination field of an uplink data packet of the message, and forward the uplink data packet to the next node.

US Pat. No. 9,319,305

NEXT HOP INGRESS PROTECTION OF LABEL SWITCHED PATHS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. In a network node, a method for providing ingress fault protection in a label switched network, the method comprises:
receiving path information that identifies one or more other network nodes along a primary label switched path (LSP);
creating a backup LSP to the other network nodes;
generating one or more forwarding entries along the backup LSP, wherein the forwarding entries along the backup LSP comprise
a status identifier that indicates an active state when data traffic is being sent using the backup LSP and an inactive state
when data traffic is not being sent using the backup LSP;

communicating data traffic from a first source path to one or more of the other network nodes;
receiving data traffic from a second source path in response to an ingress node failure of the first source path; and
sending the data traffic from the second source path using the forwarding entries and the backup LSP,
wherein the network node is a member of the primary LSP.

US Pat. No. 9,318,541

POLYMER FILM, FLEXIBLE LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A polymer film comprising:
a binder resin having a weight average molecular weight of 30,000 to 800,000; and
a polyrotaxane including a macrocycle to which a lactone-based compound is bonded, a linear molecule penetrating into the
macrocycle, and a blocking group arranged at both ends of the linear molecule to prevent the macrocycle from being separated,

wherein a rate of a polyrotaxane in which an end of the lactone-based compound is substituted by a (meth)acrylate-based compound
in the entire polyrotaxane is 40 mol % to 70 mol %, and

the polymer film is bent over a mandrel having a diameter of 10 mm or less without cracking in a mandrel test.

US Pat. No. 9,318,288

POWER SAVING METHOD AND POWER SAVING CIRCUIT THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. A power saving circuit for an electronic device, comprising:
a direct-current (DC) power supply, for providing a direct-current power;
a sensing unit, coupled to the direct-current power supply, for detecting the direct-current power and operating to generate
a voltage signal according to the direct-current power;

a control unit, coupled to the sensing unit, for determining whether a system circuit of the electronic device has a light
load or a heavy load according to the voltage signal and generating an enable signal;

a heavy load high efficiency module, coupled to the control unit, for providing a first voltage to the system circuit of the
electronic device according to the enable signal when the system circuit of the electronic device has the heavy load; and

a light load high efficiency module, coupled to the control unit, for providing a second voltage to the system circuit of
the electronic device according to the enable signal when the system circuit of the electronic device has the light load;

wherein the first voltage is greater than the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,319,108

SYSTEM FOR CONTACTLESS TRANSFER OF ENERGY AND DATA AND VEHICLE WITH SUCH A SYSTEM

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A system for the contactless transfer of energy and data,
comprising a transfer path with at least one primary coil, connected by way of a primary line to a primary control unit, and
at least one secondary coil connected by way of a secondary line to a secondary control unit,

wherein the primary control unit is configured to lead data-modulated first alternating-voltage signals of a first frequency
range into the primary coil, and

wherein the secondary control unit is configured to receive the first alternating-voltage signals of the first frequency range
from the secondary coil, and to demodulate the modulated-on data;

a feed-in line connected to the primary line,
an activation line connected to the secondary line, and
a first filter arranged between the secondary line and an activation connection,
wherein the first filter is permeable to second alternating-voltage signals of a second frequency range while blocking the
first alternating-voltage signals of the first frequency range.

US Pat. No. 9,315,262

SKID LANDING GEAR HAVING AT LEAST ONE CROSS-MEMBER WITH ROCKERS, AND AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A landing gear for an aircraft, the landing gear having a longitudinally-extending load-bearing first skid and a longitudinally-extending
load-bearing second skid together with a cross-member referred to as a front cross-member and a cross-member referred to as
a rear cross-member, each cross-member connecting the first skid to the second skid, each cross-member having a first downwardly-directed
branch secured to the first skid, and a second downwardly-directed branch secured to the second skid;
wherein the landing gear includes at least one stiffener arranged on a cross-member, said stiffener comprising in succession
in a transverse direction:

a first rocker extending from an outer first end portion secured to the cross-member and going towards an inner first end
portion that is free;

a second rocker extending from an inner second end portion that is free towards an outer second end portion secured to said
cross-member;

first hinge means for hinging the first rocker to a carrier structure of an aircraft, and second hinge means for hinging the
second rocker to said carrier structure; and

an elongate link member extending from a first link end hinged to said inner first end portion of the first rocker to a second
link end hinged to said inner second end portion of the second rocker.

US Pat. No. 9,319,637

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH LENS POLLUTION DETECTION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:
a camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view exterior of the vehicle;
wherein said camera comprises a lens and an imaging array comprising an array of photosensing elements;
a processor operable to process image data captured by said camera;
wherein, when the vehicle is moving in a forward or rearward direction, said processor is operable to at least one of (a)
read a selected set of imager register values and compare a contrast of auto exposure control zones, and wherein, responsive
to a determination that a range of contrast levels is less than a threshold level, said processor determines that there are
contaminants at said lens of said camera, and (b) monitor outputs of photosensing elements of said imaging array and wherein,
when said photosensing element outputs fit a Gaussian distribution, said processor classifies said photosensing elements as
blocked photosensing elements and, responsive to a determination that a number of said blocked photosensing elements is greater
than a threshold level, said processor determines that there are contaminants at said lens of said camera; and

wherein, when said processor determines that there are contaminants at said lens of said camera, said system at least one
of (i) generates an alert, (ii) adapts processing of image data to at least partially accommodate for the presence of the
determined contaminants and (iii) cleans said lens.

US Pat. No. 9,318,733

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY OF STAIR-LIKE STRUCTURE

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:
an electrode assembly including:
an even number of unit cells, each of the unit cells having a structure in which electrode plates having opposite polarities
are stacked in a height direction on the basis of a plane in a state in which a separator plate is disposed between the electrode
plates, an uppermost electrode plate and a lowermost electrode plate have the same polarity, and electrode tabs protrude from
the electrode plates, and

a single, monolithic sheet type separation film to cover one major surface, another major surface, and sides of each of the
unit cells, which constitute an electrode tab non-formation region,

wherein the unit cells are stacked in the height direction on the basis of the plane such that the electrode plates having
opposite polarities face each other in a state in which the separation film is disposed between the electrode plates,

wherein at least two of the stacked unit cells have different sizes, whereby the electrode assembly has a stair-like structure,
and

wherein the separation film is disposed in contact with the major surface, the another major surface, and the sides of each
of the unit cells,

wherein the electrode assembly is mounted in a battery case in a sealed state such that the electrode assembly is impregnated
with an electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,317,009

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING AN EXTERNALLY READABLE MONITORING MODULE ON A ROTATING CUSTOMER REPLACEABLE COMPONENT IN AN OPERATING DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An information exchange device, comprising:
a structural mounting component that is non-fixedly attached to an outer surface of a rotatable customer replaceable unit
for use in a device, a structure of the rotatable customer replaceable unit limiting axial movement of the structural mounting
component along a body of the rotatable customer replaceable unit, and the structural mounting component being free to rotate
independent of a rotation of the rotatable customer replaceable unit;

a structural projection component that is at least one of formed on or attached to the structural mounting component and that
projects in a direction away from the outer surface of the rotatable customer replaceable unit; and

an electronically-readable monitoring module mounted to the structural mounting component that establishes data communication
with a reader unit in the device when the rotatable customer replaceable unit is installed in the device for use,

wherein the structural mounting component comprising a circumferential band formed of a flexible material and the flexible
material being a plastic film.

US Pat. No. 9,319,762

WATER-PROOF SOUND TRANSMITTING MEMBER

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A water-proof sound transmitting member having a multilayer structure, comprising:
a water-proof sound transmitting membrane to be attached to a housing having a hole that allows sound to pass therethrough;
a support layer to be attached to the housing together with the water-proof sound transmitting membrane, the support layer
allowing sound to pass therethrough;

a housing-side adhesive layer for bonding the water-proof sound transmitting membrane to the housing; and
a support layer-side adhesive layer, wherein
an entire peripheral portion of the support layer extends outwardly beyond the housing-side adhesive layer,
the support layer has a frame shape, a peripheral edge of which lies beyond a peripheral edge of the water-proof sound transmitting
membrane, and is bonded to a peripheral portion of the water-proof sound transmitting membrane by the support layer-side adhesive
layer, and

the entire peripheral portion of the support of the support layer also extends outwardly beyond the support layer-side adhesive
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,320,068

INFORMATION EXCHANGE METHOD AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE SYSTEM

Wistron Corporation, Hsi...

1. An information exchange method comprising:
a user stacking a first electronic device and a second electronic device with each other and shaking the first electronic
device and the second electronic device simultaneously;

recording a first vibration waveform of the first electronic device and recording a second vibration waveform of the second
electronic device;

determining whether the first vibration waveform and the second vibration waveform match each other; and
transmitting a first information related to the first electronic device to the second electronic device when the first vibration
waveform and the second vibration waveform match each others;

wherein determining whether the first vibration waveform and the second vibration waveform match each other comprises:
detecting N first characteristic points of the first vibration waveform and detecting N second characteristic points of the
second vibration waveform, wherein N is a positive integer larger than one;

calculating a first time interval between every two adjacent first characteristic points so as to obtain N?1 first time intervals
and calculating a second time interval between every two adjacent second characteristic points so as to obtain N?1 second
time intervals;

calculating a time difference between each of the first time intervals and each of the second time intervals so as to obtain
N?1 time differences; and

determining that the first vibration waveform and the second vibration waveform match each other when each of the N?1 time
differences is smaller than a first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,320,168

CONTROL APPARATUS, IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A control apparatus, comprising:
a housing;
a first one-piece integral multilayered printed circuit board having a first part populated with electrical and/or electronic
components, a second part electrically and mechanically connected to at least one contact pin of a first plug-type connector,
and a third part connecting said first and second parts to one another and said first printed circuit board being flexible
or at least bendable in said third part;

a second one-piece integral multilayered printed circuit board having a first part populated with electrical and/or electronic
components, a second part electrically and mechanically connected to a contact pin of a second plug-type connector, and a
third part connecting said first and second parts of said second printed circuit board to one another and said second printed
circuit board being flexible or at least bendable in said third part thereof; and

at least one connecting element electrically connecting said first parts of said first and second printed circuit boards to
one another via a plug-type connection; and

said first parts of said first printed circuit board and said second printed circuit board being mechanically connected to
one another by way of said at least one connecting element, said first part of said first printed circuit board being held
mechanically on said housing, and said first part of said second printed circuit board not being fastened to said housing,
only one of said first or second printed circuit boards being in thermally conductive contact with said housing; and components
with comparatively high power losses being disposed on the respective said printed circuit board that is thermally connected
to said housing, and components with comparatively low power losses being disposed on the respective said printed circuit
board that is not thermally connected to said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,320,146

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT MODULE COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic circuit module component comprising:
an electronic component comprising an element body; and
a board joined to the electronic component with solder,
the element body comprising:
a first end surface and a second end face at two opposite ends, respectively, in a direction of the electronic component,
the direction being parallel with the board;

a mounting surface that opposes the board and connects the first end face and the second end face;
an top surface that is on an opposite side of the mounting surface and connects the first end face and the second end face;
and

a first lateral face and a second lateral face substantially parallel with each other and each connecting the mounting surface,
the top surface, the first end face and the second end face, and

the electronic component comprising:
a first terminal electrode having a first end part formed on the first end face, a first part formed on a portion of the first
lateral face and a portion of the second lateral face that are adjacent to the first end face, and a first mounting part formed
on a portion of the mounting surface that is adjacent to the first end face,

a second terminal electrode having a second end part formed on the second end face, a second side part formed on a portion
of the first lateral face and a portion of the second lateral face that are adjacent to the second end face, second end face,
and a second mounting part formed on a portion of the mounting surface that is adjacent to the second end face; and

an oxide film covering the entire surface of the first end part and the entire surface of the first side part, the oxide film
being obtained by oxidizing surfaces of the first and second terminal electrodes;

wherein the first mounting part and the second mounting part are joined to the board with the solder.

US Pat. No. 9,317,706

MULTI-TENANT SYSTEM

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request for access to a multi-tenant application from a tenant;
configuring application attributes of the multi-tenant application for the tenant, wherein each of the application attributes
determines an application behavior of the multi-tenant application, wherein the configuring comprises, for each application
attribute:

determining whether an application attribute is a reference attribute of the multi-tenant application, wherein the reference
attribute corresponds to a common code of a varying application attribute that varies between tenants, the common code being
external to a source code of the multi-tenant application, wherein the reference attribute is mapped to at least one differential
attribute of the multi-tenant application in a metadata repository, wherein the at least one differential attribute is a variation
of the application attribute over the reference attribute;

ascertaining, based on the determining, whether a configuration template is defined for the tenant, wherein the configuration
template comprises the at least one differential attribute for a tenant group of which the tenant is a member; and

identifying the application behavior of the application attribute based on the ascertaining, wherein the application behavior
is identified based at least on the reference attribute and the at least one differential attribute; and

providing the identified application behavior for each of the application attributes to the multi-tenant application such
that the multi-tenant application exhibits the identified application behavior for the tenant.

US Pat. No. 9,316,885

DISPLAY DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A display device comprising;
a first substrate;
a second substrate opposite to the first substrate;
a display layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the display layer is an electrophoretic
display layer having a plurality of units physically independent from one another;

a color filter layer disposed between the display layer and the first substrate, wherein a light reflected by the display
layer passes through the color filter layer and is subsequently viewed by a user;

a transparent electrode layer disposed between the color filter layer and the display layer; and
a transparent sealing, the first substrate and the second substrate being connected through the transparent sealing to form
a sealing space demarcated by the first substrate, the second substrate and the transparent sealing so that the display layer
and the color filter layer are sealed in the sealing space, wherein a curable temperature of the transparent sealing is lower
than or equal to 40° C.

US Pat. No. 9,316,798

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An optical assembly comprising:
a circuit board including an electrically conductive path formed by printed wiring technology;
a photoelectric conversion element connected to the circuit board via the electrically conductive path;
a resin member made of light transmissive synthetic resin and attached to the circuit board, the resin member including a
sleeve into which a ferrule attached to an end of an optical fiber is inserted and integrally including a lens through which
an optical path passes, the optical path extending between the sleeve and the photoelectric conversion element; and

a shielding member made of metal, the shielding member being connected to the circuit board and arranged to cover the photoelectric
conversion element, the shielding member including a window through which the optical path extends to the photoelectric conversion
element, wherein

the shielding member includes a top plate, a side plate, and a board connection portion, the board connection portion extending
from the side plate and elongated toward the circuit board, and

the board connection portion is soldered to the electrically conductive path formed on the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,318,422

FLAT NO-LEAD PACKAGE AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A flat no-lead package comprising:
an encapsulating material, having a package bottom surface;
a die pad, disposed in the encapsulating material and adjacent to the package bottom surface, wherein a plurality of die pad
extensions extend from edges of the die pad, and a bottom surface of one end of each of the die pad extensions which is away
from the die pad is exposed on the package bottom surface;

a chip, disposed in the encapsulating material and mounted on the die pad;
a plurality of first contact pads, disposed in the encapsulating material and near edges of the encapsulating material and
being electrically coupled to the chip, wherein a bottom surface of the first contact pads is exposed on the package bottom
surface; and

a plurality of second contact pads, disposed in the encapsulating material and located between the die pad and the first contact
pads and being electrically coupled to the chip, wherein each of the second contact pads has a second contact pad extension
corresponding to one of the die pad extensions respectively, bottom surfaces of the second contact pads and the second contact
pad extensions are exposed on the package bottom surface;

wherein at least one of the first contact pads has a first contact pad extension extending to the die pad and bending away
from the package bottom surface, where the at least one of the first contact pads is electrically coupled to the chip through
the first contact pad extension.

US Pat. No. 9,316,769

OPTICAL FILM

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

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:
a liquid crystal panel having an upper polarizing plate and a lower polarizing plate which are attached to upper and lower
portions of the liquid crystal panel, respectively; and

a light source formed at a lower portion of the lower polarizing plate of the liquid crystal panel,
wherein the lower polarizing plate is a reflective polarizing plate, comprising:
a polarizer having an optical transmission axis and an optical absorption axis perpendicular to the transmission axis; and
an optical film comprising an anisotropic layer that comprises a dichroic dye capable of forming a lyotropic liquid crystal
phase,

wherein an absolute value of the difference between the refractive index with respect to light that has wavelength within
the range of visible light and that has polarized axis in a direction parallel to an optical transition dipole moment of an
anisotropically absorbing fragment of the dichroic dye and the refractive index with respect to light that has wavelength
within the range of visible light and that has polarized axis in a direction perpendicular to an optical transition dipole
moment of an anisotropically absorbing fragment of the dichroic dye is 0.2 or more;

wherein light having a polarized axis in a direction parallel to the optical transition dipole moment is reflected by the
anisotropic layer, and light having polarized axis in a direction perpendicular to the optical transition dipole moment is
transmitted through the anisotropic layer; and

wherein the optical transition dipole moment of the dichroic dye or a projection of the optical transition dipole moment on
the anisotropic layer plane is parallel to the optical absorption axis of the polarizer.

US Pat. No. 9,320,048

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS WITH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ACCESS CATEGORIES

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method, comprising:
determining a primary access category for a transmission opportunity (TXOP) to transmit data to a primary wireless communication
device, the primary access category being an access category included in a group of access categories that are associated
with different transmission priorities, respectively, wherein determining the primary access category comprises determining
the TXOP based on a first back-off timer associated with the primary access category;

retrieving one or more primary data units belonging to the primary access category to transmit to the primary wireless communication
device during the TXOP;

determining a secondary access category for the TXOP, the secondary access category being an access category included in the
group of access categories, the secondary access category having a transmission priority different from the primary access
category, wherein determining the secondary access category comprises (i) determining whether there is an access category
having a higher transmission priority than the primary access category and having data ready to send, and (ii) selecting as
the secondary access category, the access category with the higher transmission priority;

retrieving one or more secondary data units belonging to the secondary access category to transmit to a secondary wireless
communication device during the TXOP;

transmitting, via two or more antennas, spatially steered streams during the TXOP, the steered streams embodying (i) the one
or more primary data units and (ii) the one or more secondary data units, wherein the steered streams concurrently provide
separate data to respective devices comprising the primary wireless communication device and the secondary wireless communication
device;

controlling a second back-off timer associated with the secondary access category, wherein the second back-off timer is not
penalized for a communication failure associated with the primary access category during the TXOP; and

controlling a contention window associated with the secondary access category, wherein the contention window is not penalized
in response to a communication failure associated with the secondary access category during the TXOP, wherein the second back-off
timer is not penalized for the communication failure associated with the secondary access category during the TXOP.

US Pat. No. 9,319,179

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING EXPANDED CODE WORDS TO SUPPORT ERROR CORRECTION IN A DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining data to be encoded;
obtaining a first subset of bits of a first bit sequence;
combining the data and the first subset of bits to generate a first combined bit sequence;
applying an error correcting code to the first combined bit sequence to generate a first code word having a greater length
than the first combined bit sequence;

combining the first code word with the first bit sequence, resulting in first encoded data that includes both first parity
information and the data; and

repeating the applying and each combining with a second subset of bits of a second bit sequence, the second subset of bits
being derived from the first subset of bits by:

including a lowest single bit that has a same value as a lowest single bit of the first subset of bits; and
including remaining higher bits each having a value that is the complement of a corresponding bit in the first subset of bits,
the repeating resulting in second encoded data that includes both second parity information and the data, the second encoded
data being based on a second code word generated by the error correcting code rather than the first code word.

US Pat. No. 9,319,303

SCALABLE IP-SERVICES ENABLED MULTICAST FORWARDING WITH EFFICIENT RESOURCE UTILIZATION

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method of managing multicast Internet Protocol (IP) sessions, the method comprising:
identifying, by a router, active multicast IP sessions; and
maintaining, by the router, a data structure within a memory of the router containing therein information regarding the active
multicast IP sessions;

wherein the data structure includes:
a plurality of pairs of a source field and a group field ({S, G} pairs), in which each pair of the plurality of {S, G} pairs
defines a multicast IP session of the active multicast IP sessions, wherein the source field defines a source of a multicast
transmission of the multicast IP session and the group field defines a group corresponding to the multicast IP session;

a first pointer associated with each of the plurality of {S, G} pairs that points to a dynamically allocated set of outbound
interface (OIF) blocks, wherein a number OIF blocks in the dynamically allocated set of OIF blocks is dependent upon a number
of OIFs of the router that are participating in the IP multicast session and the number of OIF blocks in the dynamically allocated
set of OIF blocks defines a number of times packets of the IP multicast session are to be replicated; and

a set of slots for each OIF block of the set of dynamically allocated OIF blocks, each slot of the set of slots having stored
therein a second pointer to a transmit control block (TCB) data structure which services one or more users participating in
the IP multicast session and which has stored therein control information to process or route packets of the IP multicast
session, including information regarding an OIF of the router through which the packets are to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,318,170

STORAGE DEVICE, MEMORY CELL, AND DATA WRITING METHOD

Tohoku University, Senda...

1. A storage device comprising:
a memory cell comprising a first storage circuit with a write time t1 and a data retention time ?1 and a second storage circuit with a write time t2 and a data retention time ?2 (t1
a power control circuit for controlling power supply to the memory cell; and
a write data supply circuit for supplying write data to the memory cell,
wherein a data storage node of the first storage circuit and a data storage node of the second storage circuit are connected
each other;

the write data supply circuit supplies write data to the memory cell to write the data on the first storage circuit over a
write time tW that is longer than the write time t1 which is a time necessary for writing data on the first storage circuit and that is shorter than the write time t2 which is a time necessary for writing data on the second storage circuit, and stops the supply of the write data after the
elapse of write time tW; and

the power control circuit supplies power to the memory cell over a time that is longer than the write time t2 of the second storage circuit when the write data is supplied from the write data supply circuit to the memory cell, writes,
on the second storage circuit, the data written on the first storage circuit once the supply of the write data is stopped,
and stops the supply of the power to the memory cell after a lapse of the write time t2 of the second storage circuit following start of the supply of the write data.

US Pat. No. 9,318,403

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH MAGNETIC FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

11. An integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
a package substrate;
a first integrated circuit device connected to the package substrate;
a support bump on the package substrate;
a magnetic film on the first integrated circuit device and the support bump, a bottom surface of the magnetic film spaced
away from the package substrate;

a second integrated circuit device, larger than the first integrated circuit device, having an inner encapsulation on the
magnetic film and the support bump penetrating the magnetic film to contact the inner encapsulation of the second integrated
circuit device; and

a package encapsulation on the support bump, the first integrated circuit device, the magnetic film, and the second integrated
circuit device including the package encapsulation filling a space between the bottom surface of the magnetic film and the
package substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,317,092

UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CHARGERS AND CHARGING MANAGEMENT METHODS

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A universal serial bus charger, comprising:
a control unit, receiving a power management signal, and outputting a switching signal and a charging signal according to
the power management signal;

a charger module, outputting power and a power suspending signal according to the charging signal and a communications protocol
signal, respectively;

a universal serial bus interface device, operating according to the power, and outputting the communications protocol signal
according to a universal serial bus peripheral device connected thereto; and

a switch device, coupled between the charger module and the universal serial bus interface device, receiving the power and
providing the power to the universal serial bus interface device according to the switch signal and the power suspending signal;

wherein the switch device further comprises a logic gate and a transistor, the logic gate has a first input end coupled to
the charger module, a second input end coupled to the control unit, and an output end, and the transistor has a first end
coupled to the charger module, a second end coupled to the universal serial bus interface device, and a control end coupled
to the output end of the logic gate.

US Pat. No. 9,314,835

POWER STEERING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POWER STEERING APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power steering apparatus comprising:
a wheel turning shaft arranged to move in an axial direction in response to rotation of a steering wheel to steer a steered
wheel;

a housing including a wheel turning shaft housing portion accommodating the wheel turning shaft movably in the axial direction,
and a reduction mechanism housing portion disposed at an intermediate position in the axial direction of the wheel turning
shaft housing portion so as to surround the wheel turning shaft;

a wheel turning shaft-side ball screw groove provided on an outer periphery of the wheel turning shaft in a spiral groove
configuration;

a nut which is a rotary element provided in the reduction mechanism housing portion, the rotary element being formed annularly
so as to surround the wheel turning shaft by a die forging process in which, when an axis of rotation of the rotary element
is defined as a first reference axis, a die used for the die forging process is released in a direction along a direction
of the first reference axis;

a bearing provided between an inner wall of the reduction mechanism housing portion and the nut in a radial direction radial
to a central axis defined by the axis of rotation of the nut, the bearing configured to surround the nut to rotatably support
the nut relative to the housing;

a nut-side ball screw groove provided on an inner periphery of the nut in a spiral groove configuration to configure a ball
recirculation groove in combination with the wheel turning shaft-side ball screw groove;

a plurality of balls provided in the ball recirculation groove;
an output pulley abutting surface provided on the nut at a position closer to the ball recirculation groove than the bearing
in the direction of the first reference axis, the output pulley abutting surface being formed by a surface substantially perpendicular
to the first reference axis;

a circular cylindrical output pulley secured to the nut in a state where the output pulley is positioned relative to the nut
in the direction of the first reference axis by abutting against the output pulley abutting surface, the output pulley overlapping
a region of the ball recirculation groove where the plurality of balls recirculate but not overlapping the bearing in the
direction of the first reference axis;

a circular cylindrical input pulley disposed such that a second reference axis defined by an axis of rotation of the input
pulley is offset from the first reference axis in the radial direction;

a transmitting member provided to extend over the output pulley and the input pulley to transmit rotation of the input pulley
to the output pulley;

an electric motor arranged to rotationally drive the input pulley to rotationally drive the nut through the transmitting member
and the output pulley, so that rotation of the nut is converted into axial motion of the wheel turning shaft, thereby applying
steering force to the wheel turning shaft; and

a recirculation member provided to connect one end and other end of the ball recirculation groove so that the plurality of
balls are recirculatable in either direction between the one end and other end of the ball recirculation groove.

US Pat. No. 9,315,697

MULTI-BLOCK COPOLYMER

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A multi-block copolymer, comprising:
a first block having a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or less;
a second block having a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or more; and
a third block having a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or less,
wherein the multi-block copolymer is a tri-block copolymer in which the first and third blocks are coupled at both ends of
the second block,

wherein a crosslinkable functional group is present in the first or third block, and
wherein the first or third block comprises a polymerized unit of 90 to 99.9 parts by weight of an acrylic acid ester monomer
and 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a copolymerizable monomer having the crosslinkable functional group.

US Pat. No. 9,315,658

ALKYL(METH)ACRYLATE-BASED THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN WITH HIGH SCRATCH RESISTANCE AND LOW YELLOWNESS

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

1. An alkyl(meth)acrylate-based thermoplastic resin composition comprising:
a bulk polymer comprising an alkyl(meth)acrylate-based monomer;
a graft copolymer comprising an alkyl(meth)acrylate-based monomer; and
a phenol-based antioxidant,
wherein the composition comprises 70 to 90% by weight of the bulk polymer consisting of alkyl(meth)acrylate-based monomer
and an aromatic vinyl monomer copolymer, and 10 to 30% by weight of the graft copolymer comprising the alkyl(meth)acrylate-based
monomer, an aromatic vinyl monomer, and a vinyl cyan-based monomer present in a single shell grafted onto a core comprising
a conjugated diene-based rubber polymer,

wherein the graft copolymer comprises a vinyl cyan-based monomer in an amount of 0.5 to 2.97% by weight based on the total
weight of the composition,

wherein the phenol-based antioxidant is contained in the thermoplastic resin composition in an amount of 0.5 to 2 parts by
weight based on 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin composition, and

wherein the bulk polymer further comprises 0.01 to 1 parts by weight of an antioxidant based on 100 parts by weight of the
total weight of monomers for bulk polymerization.

US Pat. No. 9,315,015

PRINTED MATERIAL FIXING PIECE, PRINTING DEVICE, AND PRINTING METHOD

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

1. A reverse offset printing device comprising:
a fixing apparatus fixing a printed substrate, and comprising a plurality of engraved portions which are capable of fixing
a plurality of printed substrates; and at least one vacuum hole or vacuum passage provided at a lower portion of the engraved
portion;

a printed substrate stage on which the fixing apparatus is capable of being fixed;
a cliché comprising a pattern portion corresponding to a transferred pattern position on a printed substrate which is fixed
on the fixing apparatus; and

a cliché stage.

US Pat. No. 9,314,885

SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY COMPOSITE FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A device with a programmable shape, the device comprising:
at least one transparent polymer;
at least one structure comprising a first mesh grid of a plurality of wires made from a first shape memory material and one
or more second mesh grids of a plurality of wires made from one or more second shape memory materials embedded in the at least
one transparent polymer,

wherein the first mesh grid made from the first shape memory material has a first temperature-programmed parent shape,
wherein the first shape memory material has a first transition temperature,
wherein each of the one or more second shape memory materials has a second transition temperature,
wherein the first shape memory material and the one or more second shape memory materials are different materials,
wherein the first transition temperature and the second transition temperature are different, and
wherein each of the one or more second mesh grids made from the second shape memory materials has a second temperature-programmed
parent shape different from the first temperature-programmed parent shape;

at least one switch configured to control a passage of an electric current through the structure; and
at least one temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,320,052

RESOLVING SPECTRAL ALLOCATION CONFLICTS IN MOBILE NETWORKS

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to reduce spectral allocation conflicts in wireless networks, the method comprising:
tracking, by a processor, for a first mobile device with a first spectral allocation, other nearby mobile devices whose spectral
intersection with the first mobile device is above a predefined threshold, wherein the redefined threshold is based on a power
and complexity of an error-correcting code employed by the first mobile device;

identifying, by the processor, a second mobile device with a second spectral allocation from the other nearby mobile devices,
wherein there is an intersection between the first spectral allocation and the second spectral allocation;

determining, by the processor, one or more time-frequency vectors of the first spectral allocation of the first mobile device
with a first overlap with one or more time-frequency vectors of the second spectral allocation of the second mobile device
by determining a distance between the time-frequency vectors of the first mobile device and the time-frequency vectors of
the second mobile device; and

for each determined time-frequency vectors of the first spectral allocation with the first overlap, determining, by the processor,
an alternate time-frequency vector such that a second overlap between the alternate time-frequency vector and the one or more
time-frequency vectors of the second spectral allocation is lower than the first overlap.

US Pat. No. 9,317,265

OPTIMIZING INTERMEDIATE REPRESENTATION OF SCRIPT CODE FOR ATOMIC EXECUTION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method, comprising:
generating, at a computer in a computer system, an intermediate representation of a script code, the intermediate representation
having intermediate code representing the script code;

identifying, at the computer, a unit of intermediate code, the unit of intermediate code including (i) a checkpoint that evaluates
to a first value or a second value and (ii) the intermediate code associated with the checkpoint, the intermediate code associated
with the checkpoint including:

a first set of code associated with a variable on which the checkpoint is operating, the first set of code causing the variable
to evaluate to the first value or the second value and executing prior to execution of the checkpoint, and

a second set of code that is dependent on a value of the variable; and
regenerating, by the computer and in the intermediate representation, the unit of intermediate code as a transaction, the
regenerating as a transaction including:

causing, upon execution of the intermediate representation, to abort execution of the unit of intermediate code when the checkpoint
evaluates to the second value, and

causing, upon abortion of the execution of the unit of intermediate code, a current state of execution of the intermediate
representation to revert to a state that existed before the beginning of execution of the unit of intermediate code.

US Pat. No. 9,320,043

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE IN AN OVERLAID NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A time-domain inter-cell interference control method of a base station in a heterogeneous network environment, comprising:
transmitting information about sub-frames, some of whose resources are to be punctured, to user equipment (UE);
puncturing the some resources of the corresponding sub-frame based on the information about the sub-frames and transmitting
the sub-frame, some of whose resources are punctured, to the UE; and

transmitting physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) data to the UE only when the some resources of the corresponding sub-frame
are not punctured,

wherein, when the sub-frames, some of whose resources are punctured, are set to be specific to a cell managed by the base
station, the information about the sub-frames is transmitted to the UE using system information (SI) broadcast by the base
station.

US Pat. No. 9,319,354

NETWORK STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION VIA A SINGLE SERIAL NETWORK LINK

Thomson Licensing, (FR)

4. A network storage device adapted to operate in one of a first and second operating mode and connected via a single serial
network link to a plurality of network devices, said network storage device comprising:
a block-based storage device adapted for storing data received from or to be sent to the network devices in blocks of data,
a cache associated with the single serial network link, the cache comprising a cache memory sub-divided into a plurality of
cache queues, wherein each of the plurality of cache queues is associated with a respective one of the plurality of network
devices, and

a queue selector adapted to assign data packets received or to be sent via the single serial network link to one of the plurality
of cache queues associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of network devices

wherein, in the first operating mode,
the queue selector receives data packets from at least one network device of the plurality of network devices via the single
serial network link,

the queue selector transfers the data packets to a cache queue associated with the at least one network device for storage,
and

a the cache queue associated with the at least one network device transfers data to the block-based storage device when an
amount of data stored in the cache queue associated with the at least one network device exceeds a first threshold value,

and, in the second operating mode,
the queue selector receives at least one data packet from the block-based storage device, wherein the at least one data packet
is destined for one of the plurality of network devices connected via the single serial network link,

the queue selector transfers the at least one data packet to one of the plurality of cache queues associated with the destined
one of the plurality of network devices for storage, and

the cache queue transfers data from the one of the plurality of cache queues associated with the destined one of the plurality
of network devices to the destined one of the plurality of network devices via the single serial network link when an amount
of data stored in the cache queue exceeds a second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,317,330

SYSTEM AND METHOD FACILITATING PERFORMANCE PREDICTION OF MULTI-THREADED APPLICATION IN PRESENCE OF RESOURCE BOTTLENECKS

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A system for predicting performance of a multi-threaded software application in the presence of resource bottlenecks, the
system comprising:
one or more processors; and
a memory staring processor-executable instructions comprising instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors,
configure the one or more processors to:

represent one or more queuing networks corresponding to resources, the resources being employed to run the multi-threaded
software application, wherein the resources comprise hardware resources and software resources, wherein the one or more queuing
networks represent contention for resources, and wherein the one or more queuing networks correspond to at least one of a
hardware queuing network of a software queuing network;

identify a relationship between the software queuing network and the hardware queuing network based on at least one of a predetermined
service demand, the software queuing network, and the hardware queuing being associated with the represented one or more queuing
networks, wherein the relationship comprises at least one of utilization and sharing of the software resources with respect
to the hardware resources and with respect to a predetermined value of the predetermined service demand, wherein the instructions
to identify the relationship between the software queuing network and the hardware queuing network based on the predetermined
service demand further comprises instructions to:

obtain one or more blocked threads associated with a critical section based on the predetermined service demand, the blocked
threads being retained to provide comparison with iterative blocked threads, wherein the number of blocked threads at the
critical section is the number of threads awaiting to enter the critical section;

obtain a residence time at each of the hardware resources based on the predetermined service demand;
update based on the residence time, a critical section service demand to reflect a waiting time for the hardware resources;
and
compare the one or more blocked threads with the iterative blocked threads and the residence time;
detect, based on the one or more queuing networks, a concurrency level associated with encountering of a first resource bottleneck,
wherein the concurrency level is detected by checking a number of threads accessing the multi-threaded software application;

determine, based on the concurrency level, a plurality of performance metrics associated with the multi-threaded software
application; and

predict the performance of the multi-threaded software application based on the plurality of performance metrics.

US Pat. No. 9,317,081

DISK DRIVE CARRIERS AND MOUNTABLE HARD DRIVE SYSTEMS WITH IMPROVED AIR FLOW

Dell Products LP, Round ...

1. A hard drive enclosure system, comprising:
at least one hard drive system mounted within a hard drive enclosure, the mountable hard drive system comprising a hard drive
and a drive carrier assembly mechanically coupled to the hard drive;

where the hard drive comprises:
a front end, a back end, and two opposing side walls extending between the front end and back end of the hard drive,
a bottom surface having a drive cavity defined therein between the two opposing side walls,
a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and
at least one open area defined in each of the opposing side walls, the open area of each side wall being in fluid communication
with the drive cavity;

where the drive carrier assembly comprises two opposing side rail components, each given one of the side rail components having
at least one air flow area defined therein and being mechanically coupled to a different one of the two opposing side walls
of the hard drive such that the open flow area of the given side rail component is at least partially aligned with the open
flow area of the given one of the opposing side walls of the hard drive to form an air flow channel across the drive cavity
of the hard drive between the two opposing side walls and the two opposing side rail components;

where the hard drive enclosure system further comprises:
multiple enclosure walls surrounding the hard drive system, and
a cooling air flow source configured to induce lateral side-to-side flow of cooling air through the flow channel of the hard
drive system across the drive cavity of the hard drive between the two opposing side walls and the two opposing side rail
components.

US Pat. No. 9,315,209

HYDRAULICALLY ASSISTED STEERING SYSTEM

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A hydraulically assisted steering system for turning steerable wheels comprising:
a steering gear operatively connected to a steering wheel and to a set of steerable wheels to effect turning of the steerable
wheels in response to rotation of the steering wheel;

a fixed displacement hydraulic pump fluidly connected to the steering gear to deliver a flow of pressurized fluid to the steering
gear, the flow of pressurized fluid including pressure pulses produced by the pump;

a bypass valve to divert a portion of the flow of pressurized fluid from the pump away from the steering gear before the portion
of the flow reaches the steering gear; and

valve control apparatus electrically connected to the bypass valve to control operation of the bypass valve, the valve control
apparatus including a piezoelectric member to which the pressure pulses are applied, the piezoelectric member producing electrical
signals in response to the applied pressure pulses, the valve control apparatus controlling operation of the bypass valve
in response to at least one parameter of the electrical signals.

US Pat. No. 9,320,172

SPACING-SAVING THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A thermal management system comprising:
a plurality of components secured to a board, the plurality of components distributed over an area;
a module secured to the board among the plurality of components and occupying a first portion of the area;
a distributor plate in thermal contact with the module and secured to at least one of the module and the board having the
module positioned between the distributor plate and the board, the distributor plate being parallel to the board and extending
over a second portion of the area that is larger than the first portion of the area and includes the first portion of the
area; and

a plurality of heat pipes in thermal contact with the distributor plate;
wherein the distributor plate has a first edge and a second edge, the first portion being closer to the first edge than the
second edge, the distributor plate further defining a third portion that excludes the first portion; and

wherein the plurality of heat pipes include a first heat pipes that are perpendicular to the second edge along an entire extent
thereof and second heat pipes that each include:

a first part perpendicular to the second edge and located over the third portion of the area;
a second part parallel to the second edge and located over the first portion of the area, the second part being perpendicular
to the first part; and

a third part that is curved and extends between the first and second parts;
wherein the first, second, and third parts of the second heat pipes and the first heat pipes are coplanar.

US Pat. No. 9,315,384

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING NANOCARBON MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANOCARBON MATERIAL

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A carbon nanomaterial production apparatus comprising:
a reaction tube into which raw material gas and carrier gas are supplied and accordingly in which carbon nanomaterial is grown;
a connection tube that is connected to the reaction tube and through which an aerosol-like mixture of the carbon nanomaterial
and the carrier gas passes; and

a collection tube that is connected to the connection tube and collects the carbon nanomaterial from the mixture, wherein
the collection tube includes:
a junction, connected to the connection tube, from which, while the carrier gas flows upward, the carbon nanomaterial falls
downward by gravitational sedimentation to be separated from the mixture,

a discharge section that is located above the junction with the connection tube and discharges the carrier gas contained in
the mixture to outside, and

a trapping section that is located below the junction with the connection tube and traps the carbon nanomaterial that is separated
from the mixture by gravitational sedimentation.

US Pat. No. 9,320,153

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
an interlayer resin insulation layer having a penetrating hole;
a conductive circuit formed on a first surface of the interlayer resin insulation layer;
a filled via conductor formed in the penetrating hole of the interlayer resin insulation layer and connected to the conductive
circuit;

a first surface-treatment coating structure formed on a first surface of the filled via conductor and comprising an electroless
plating structure; and

a second surface-treatment coating structure formed on a second surface of the filled via conductor on an opposite side with
respect to the first surface-treatment coating structure and comprising an electroless plating structure,

wherein the filled via conductor comprises a first conductive layer formed on a side wall of the penetrating hole and a plated
material filling the penetrating hole, and the first surface-treatment coating structure has a thickness which is different
from a thickness of the second surface-treatment coating structure.

US Pat. No. 9,318,738

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING MULTI-LAYERED ACTIVE MATERIAL LAYERS

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:
(1) a cathode in which a cathode collector; a first cathode active material layer including a spinel-structured lithium manganese
oxide active material on at least one surface of the cathode collector; and a second cathode active material layer including
a layer-structured lithium composite oxide active material on the first cathode active material layer are sequentially formed;
and

(2) an anode in which an anode collector; a first anode active material layer including an amorphous carbon-based active material
on at least one surface of the anode collector; and a second anode active material layer including at least one selected from
the group consisting of a silicon (Si)-based material, and a tin (Sn)-based material on the first anode active material layer
are sequentially formed,

wherein the silicon (Si)-based material comprises any one selected from the group consisting of single Si; a Si—C composite
formed by mechanical alloying of Si and a carbonaceous material; a composite formed by mechanical alloying of Si and metal;
a carbon-Si nanocomposite; Si coated with Si oxide and carbon, or Si oxide; and a mixture of two or more thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,318,929

ELECTRIC MACHINE HAVING A POWER CONNECTION UNIT

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. An electric machine comprising:
a plurality of electric connection conductors (40a-c);

a stator (16) having a polyphase coil winding (34) with coil ends, said coil ends connected in a predetermined manner to said plurality of electric connection conductors (40a-c); and

an injection molded plastic composite power connection unit (42) for connection to an electrical energy source (46), said injection molded plastic composite power connection unit (42) having:

a plurality of first end portions (422a-c) bondingly connected or connectable to said connection conductors (40a-c),

a plurality of second end portions (423a-c) connected or connectable to the electrical energy source (46), and

a plurality of terminal conductors (421a-c), each of the plurality of terminal conductors (421a-c) connecting a respective first end portion to a respective second end portion;

said injection molded plastic composite power connection unit (42) being constructed such that said terminal conductors (421a-c) are overmolded with plastic and completely embedded in said plastic in a plastic shell (50) so as to be spaced apart from one another,

wherein at least a portion of each of said first end portions (422a-c) and said second end portions (423a-c) are not encapsulated by said plastic shell.

US Pat. No. 9,315,263

METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERING AN EMERGENCY BUOYANCY SYSTEM FOR A HYBRID HELICOPTER

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A method of triggering an emergency buoyancy system for an aircraft having a fuselage and two half-wings situated on either
side of the fuselage, the method comprising:
arranging at least one main inflatable bag in the bottom portion of the fuselage;
arranging at least one secondary inflatable bag under each of the two half-wings;
arranging at least one retractable wing undercarriage under each of the two half-wings, each retractable wing undercarriage
being provided with at least one immersion sensor;

fastening each secondary inflatable bag to at least one of (i) a hub of a wheel positioned at the end of each wing undercarriage,
and (ii) a hinged support connected to the wing undercarriage by a hinge;

priming the emergency buoyancy system;
determining whether there is a risk of the aircraft ditching;
deploying each retractable wing undercarriage from a retracted position to a deployed position when a risk of ditching is
determined;

detecting the beginning of an aircraft ditching with at least one of the immersion sensors; and
inflating each main and secondary inflatable bag when the aircraft ditching is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,315,151

DRIVER ASSIST SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A driver assist system for a vehicle, said driver assist system comprising:
a color video camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said driver assist system;
said color video camera having a field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle;
wherein said color video camera comprises a rear backup camera disposed at a rear portion of the equipped vehicle and having
a field of view rearward of the equipped vehicle;

wherein the field of view of said color video camera encompasses a ground area to the rear of the equipped vehicle having
a width at least substantially an entire rear fender width of the equipped vehicle;

said color video camera comprising a lens and a two-dimensional array of photosensing elements arranged in rows of photosensing
elements and columns of photosensing elements;

wherein an image processor processes image data captured by said color video camera;
at least one non-visual sensor;
a video display screen viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle when the driver is normally operating the equipped vehicle;
wherein, during at least one of (i) a reversing maneuver of the equipped vehicle and (ii) a parking maneuver of the equipped
vehicle, images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said color video camera are displayed by said video
display screen to assist the driver in operating the equipped vehicle;

wherein said video display screen is operable to display images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said
color video camera with a display intensity greater than 200 candelas/sq. meter for viewing by the driver of the equipped
vehicle;

wherein at least one indication is provided to a driver of the equipped vehicle who is at least one of (i) executing a reversing
maneuver of the equipped vehicle and (ii) parking the equipped vehicle;

wherein said at least one indication comprises an indication provided, at least in part, responsive to detection by said non-visual
sensor of at least one object external of the equipped vehicle; and

wherein distortion of images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said color video camera, and displayed
by said video display screen, is electronically corrected.

US Pat. No. 9,318,456

SELF-ALIGNMENT STRUCTURE FOR WAFER LEVEL CHIP SCALE PACKAGE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method, comprising:
depositing a metal layer over a semiconductor substrate;
patterning the metal layer to form a metal pad and a metal base on the semiconductor substrate;
forming a polymer insulating layer over the semiconductor substrate, the metal pad and the metal base;
forming a first opening passing through the polymer insulating layer to expose a portion of the metal pad;
depositing a copper-containing layer over the polymer insulating layer;
patterning the copper-containing layer to form a support structure with a second opening and a post-passivation interconnect
(PPI) line extending through the second opening, wherein patterning the copper-containing layer forms the support structure
of which a top is elevated higher than a top of the PPI line by a thickness of the metal pad; and

forming a conductive bump on the support structure.
US Pat. No. 9,318,777

SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING IMPROVED SAFETY

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

1. A secondary battery comprising an electrode assembly including a cathode, an anode, a separator interposed between the
cathode and the anode and an electrolyte, the secondary battery comprising a HF scavenger in the electrolyte,
wherein the cathode comprises lithium manganese composite oxide with a spinel structure represented by the following Formula
2 as a cathode active material:

LixNiyMn2-yO4  (2)

wherein 0.9?x?1.2 and 0.4?y?0.5;
wherein the anode comprises lithium titanium oxide (LTO) represented by Formula 4:
LiaTibO4  (4)

wherein 0.5?a?3 and 1?b?2.5; and
wherein the HF scavenger is contained in the electrolyte in an amount of 0.1% to 10%, based on the total weight of the electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 9,320,061

BROADBAND DIGITAL TRUNKING SERVICE IMPLEMENTATION METHOD AND TRUNKING SCHEDULING MANAGEMENT CENTRE

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A broadband digital trunking service implementation method, comprising:
receiving, by a trunking scheduling management center, a trunking call establishment request initiated by a user;
sending to a network side, by said trunking scheduling management center, a creating trunking bearer request carrying call
information and a transmission bearer address according to said trunking call establishment request;

wherein, sending to a network side, by said trunking scheduling management center, a creating trunking bearer request carrying
call information and a transmission bearer address according to said trunking call establishment request, comprises: said
trunking scheduling management center, according to said group information carried in said trunking call establishment request,
determining a playback feature of single call or group call of a trunking service at said network side and attributes of the
user's role in said single call or group call of said trunking service, and sending said creating trunking bearer request
carrying said call information and said transmission bearer address to said network side.

US Pat. No. 9,319,417

DATA LEAK PROTECTION

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A data leak protection method comprising:
receiving, by a network filtering device, via a graphical user interface (GUI) of the network filtering device information
regarding a watermark filtering rule, including a plurality of filtering parameters, including a file size threshold, an indication
regarding one or more file types and a sensitivity level, and an action to be taken by the network filtering device when files
observed by the network device satisfy the plurality of filtering parameters of the watermark filtering rule;

scanning, by the network filtering device, a file attempted to be passed through the network filtering device, by locating
a watermark embedded within the file and identifying a file type and a size of the file;

comparing (i) a sensitivity level associated with the watermark to the sensitivity level of the watermark filtering rule;
(ii) the identified file size to the file size threshold of the watermark filtering rule; and (iii) the identified file type
to the indication regarding one or more file types of the watermark filtering rule, wherein the sensitivity level is selected
from a group comprising critical sensitivity, high sensitivity, medium sensitivity and low sensitivity; and

if the comparing results in a determination that all of the plurality of filtering parameters are satisfied by the file and
the watermark embedded therein, then performing, by the network filtering device, the action specified by the watermark filtering
rule.

US Pat. No. 9,319,384

FILTERING HIDDEN DATA EMBEDDED IN MEDIA FILES

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
capturing, by a network security appliance, network traffic;
extracting, by the network security appliance, a media file from the network traffic;
determining, by the network security appliance, presence of a hidden data item embedded in the media file encoded within a
barcode;

when said determining is affirmative, then:
identifying existence of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) within the hidden data item by decoding the hidden data item by
a decoding module of the network security appliance implementing a barcode reader supporting multiple barcode formats;

when said identifying is affirmative, then determining whether the URL is associated with malicious activities or is associated
with or redirects to a website blocked by a security policy of the network appliance, referred to as a Malware URL, by applying
a website filter to the URL by a content inspection engine of the network security appliance; and

when the website filter determines the URL to be a Malware URL, then protecting the intended recipient of the network traffic
against the Malware URL by blocking transmission of the media file to the intended recipient by the network security appliance.

US Pat. No. 9,317,742

REARVIEW MIRROR SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said rearview mirror system comprising:
an interior rearview mirror assembly;
said interior rearview mirror assembly mounted at the interior surface of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said rearview
mirror system;

a camera incorporated into said interior rearview mirror assembly;
said camera incorporated into said interior rearview mirror assembly having a field of view toward a front seat of the equipped
vehicle so as to capture images of an occupant of the equipped vehicle;

said camera capturing image data;
an image processor;
said image processor provided with image data captured by said camera;
said image processor image processing image data captured by said camera;
said image processor, responsive at least in part to image processing of image data captured by said camera, recognizing movement;
and

wherein said movement comprises a hand gesture made by said occupant of the equipped vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,318,549

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A SUPER JUNCTION STRUCTURE HAVING A VERTICAL IMPURITY DISTRIBUTION

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A super junction semiconductor device comprising:
an impurity layer of a first conductivity type formed in a semiconductor portion having a first surface and a second surface
parallel to the first surface;

a super junction structure between the first surface and the impurity layer, the super junction structure comprising first
columns of the first conductivity type and second columns of a second, opposite conductivity, wherein a sign of a compensation
rate between the first and second columns changes along a vertical extension of the columns perpendicular to the first surface;

a body zone of the second conductivity type formed between the first surface and one of the second columns at least partially
in the vertical projection of the second columns; and

a field extension zone of the second conductivity type electrically connected to the body zone and arranged in the vertical
projection of one of the first or the second columns, wherein an area impurity density in the field extension zone is between
1×1012 and 5×1012 cm?2, and a mean net impurity concentration in the field extension zone is higher than in a directly adjoining section of the
second columns and lower than in the body zone.

US Pat. No. 9,317,086

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INITIATING A CHARGING PROCESS OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A method for reserving a charging station for an electric vehicle according to predefined charging preferences, the method
comprising:
establishing an association between the electric vehicle and a user profile comprising the predefined charging preferences,
the predefined charging preferences comprising at least one filter criterion for filtering results in response to a charging
request message, the filter criterion comprising at least one criterion of the group of electrical charge pricing of interest,
charging station type of interest, charging station provider of interest, and a preferred charging station reservation period,
wherein the user profile is stored in a memory within a distributed processing network;

when a current state of charge of the electric vehicle falls below a minimum state of charge defined by the user profile,
and depending on a way of driving the electric vehicle, providing the charging request message related to the electric vehicle
to a remote charging request message processor of the distributed processing network, the charging request message indicating
a charging need of the electric vehicle, wherein the charging request message is initiated from a processor module installed
within the electric vehicle, the processor module having access to navigational or charging state data of the vehicle;

processing the charging request message using the user's predefined charging preferences stored in the user profile to obtain
user specific result data, the user specific result data comprising information on a list of available charging stations corresponding
to the predefined charging preferences and a time of obtaining the user-specific result data; and

providing, from the remote charging request message processor, a result message related to the electric vehicle in response
to the charging request message, the result message comprising the obtained user specific result data for initiating the charging
process; and

reserving a charging station meeting the user's predefined charging preferences based on the user specific result data.

US Pat. No. 9,319,490

VIRTUAL MEMORY PROTOCOL SEGMENTATION OFFLOADING

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method of performing segmentation offloading, the method comprising:
fetching, by an interface of a computer system, payload data originated by a user process running on a host processor of the
computer system by performing direct virtual memory addressing of a user memory space of a system memory of the computer system
on behalf of a network processor of the computer system, wherein said direct virtual memory addressing maps a physical address
of the payload data to a virtual address;

segmenting, by the network processor, the payload data across one or more packets, wherein said segmenting comprises creating
one or more Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) packets by performing TCP segmentation; and

storing a buffer descriptor in the system memory, the buffer descriptor containing (i) information indicative of a starting
address of a payload buffer in the system memory containing at least a portion of the payload data and (ii) information indicative
of whether the starting address is virtual or physical.

US Pat. No. 9,315,719

LOW SURFACE FRICTION PROPPANTS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A proppant having low surface friction comprising an angle of repose of 30° or less; wherein said proppant comprises:
a) a Krumbein sphericity of at least 0.5;
b) a roundness of at least 0.5;
c) a particle size distribution such that the proppant has a dps from about 0.001 to about 0.3, wherein dps=(dp90?dp10)/dp50 and wherein dp10 is a particle size wherein 10% of the particles have a smaller particle size, dp50 is a median particle size wherein 50% of the particles have a smaller particle size, and dp90 is a particle size wherein 90% of the particles have a smaller particle size;

d) a porosity, excluding a central void, of from about 6% to about 40%; and
e) proppant pores, wherein at least 90% of the proppant pores have a pore size of from about 0.1 micron to about 10 microns
and at least 80% of the proppant pores are not in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,315,862

APTAMER REGULATED NUCLEIC ACIDS AND USES THEREOF

California Institute of T...

1. A nucleic acid comprising (i) a substrate sequence that can form a hairpin RNA stem as a substrate for an RNaseIII family
nuclease, and (ii) an aptamer that binds to a ligand, wherein said aptamer comprises a sequence that can form an aptamer stem,
the formation of said aptamer stem competes with the formation of said hairpin RNA stem,
wherein binding of the ligand to said aptamer causes a conformational change to render the substrate sequence non-functional
by destabilizing the hairpin RNA stem, through stabilizing the aptamer stem, and,

wherein said RNaseIII family nuclease processes said hairpin RNA through an RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism in attenuating
expression of a target gene.

US Pat. No. 9,320,165

HOUSING COVER PANEL FOR ACCOMMODATING PLUG-IN MODULES

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A housing component, comprising:
a housing cover for a housing of a control unit, the housing cover having a plurality of plug modules and a housing cover
panel formed with cutouts for receiving the plug modules, said housing cover panel having a connection side facing away from
an interior of said housing cover;

at least one of said plug modules having a carrier body, said carrier body, on a side thereof facing said housing cover panel,
being formed with a channel which, in a plan view of a side facing said housing cover panel, runs along an outer contour of
said carrier body;

at least one of said cutouts being formed with a peripheral recess parallel to the edges of said at least one cutout on the
connection side of said housing cover panel and a respective plug module being configured to sit on and to be fastened to
said peripheral recess;

said cutout with said peripheral recess being associated with said at least one plug module having said carrier body with
said channel, so that, in a mounted state of the housing component, an edge region of said carrier body that runs around said
channel, engages in said recess, and a section of said housing cover panel formed between said cutout and said recess engages
in said channel; and

an amount of sealing compound disposed in said peripheral recess for sealing said plug modules that are arranged on said housing
cover panel with respect to said housing cover panel.

US Pat. No. 9,316,372

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND VEHICLE LAMP

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a head portion including a surface including a convex portion having a tip surface, a back surface opposite to the surface,
and a through hole penetrating the tip surface of the convex portion and the back surface;

a light-transmitting member including a front surface and a rear surface opposite the front surface, the rear surface including
a first recess to be fitted to the convex portion, the first recess having a bottom surface;

a bonding material that bonds part of the surface of the head portion around the convex portion to the rear surface of the
light-transmitting member while the convex portion is fitted to the first recess and the bottom surface of the first recess
covers the through hole;

a semiconductor light emitting element configured to emit light that passes through the through hole and is used to irradiate
the light-transmitting member; and

an optical system configured to condense the light from the semiconductor light emitting element and locally irradiate the
light-transmitting member with the light.

US Pat. No. 9,314,673

GOLF BALL COMPOSITION AND GOLF BALL

BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., L...

1. A golf ball composition comprising a diene polymer, an unsaturated carboxylic acid and/or a metal salt thereof, and an
organic peroxide, wherein the diene polymer has an aluminum catalyst residue content of not more than 300 ppm; wherein the
diene polymer has a cis-1,4 bond content of at least 90% and a 1,2-vinyl bond content of not more than 2.0%, and a molecular
weight distribution (Mw/Mn) of not more than 3; wherein the diene polymer is synthesized using as a catalyst at least one
type of complex selected from the group consisting of metallocene complexes of general formulae (I) and (II) below, and half-metallocene
cation complexes of general formula (III) below; wherein the center metal M in general formulas (I), (II), and (III) is a
lanthanide element:

wherein in formula (I), M is a lanthanide element; each occurrence of CpR is a substituted or unsubstituted indenyl; Ra to Rf are each independently an alkyl group of 1 to 3 carbons or a hydrogen atom; L is a neutral Lewis base; and w is an integer
from 0 to 3;


wherein in formula (II), M is a lanthanide element; each occurrence of CpR is a substituted or unsubstituted indenyl; X? is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkoxide group, a thiolate group, an
amide group, a silyl group or a hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbons; L is a neutral Lewis base; and w is an integer from
0 to 3;


wherein in formula (III), M is a lanthanide element; CpR? is a substituted or unsubstituted cyclopentadienyl, indenyl or fluorenyl; X is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkoxide
group, a thiolate group, an amide group, a silyl group or a hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbons; L is a neutral Lewis base;
w is an integer from 0 to 3; and [B]? is a non-coordinating anion,

further comprising aluminoxanes as co-catalysts, wherein an elemental ratio Al/M of the aluminum element Al in the aluminoxane
to the center metal M in the metallocene complex is from 10 to 1,000.

US Pat. No. 9,320,053

ADAPTIVE LOAD PREDICTION FOR INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION RECEIVERS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method of scheduling uplink transmissions from a plurality of users to a base station in a wireless communication network,
the method comprising:
estimating interference suppression gains in received signals for two or more candidate user constellations defined by number
of users and corresponding data rates;

computing predicted loads for a scheduling interval for each of the two or more candidate user constellations as a function
of the estimated interference suppression gains for the candidate user constellations;

selecting one of the candidate user constellations for the scheduling interval based on the predicted loads
scheduling uplink transmissions from a set of users according to the selected user constellation.

US Pat. No. 9,317,162

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING TOUCH PANEL DEVICE FROM NOISE INTERFERENCE

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A protection circuit for a touch panel device, comprising:
a detection block, arranged for detecting occurrence of noise interference that affects touch event detection of the touch
panel device, and asserting a protection signal when occurrence of the noise interference is detected; and

a protection block, arranged for enabling a protection mechanism for protecting the touch panel device from the noise interference
when triggered by the asserted protection signal;

wherein the protection block comprises:
an attenuator, arranged for attenuating a sensing output of a touch panel included in the touch panel device, and accordingly
generating an attenuated sensing output; and

a selector, having a first input port arranged to receive the attenuated sensing output, a second input port arranged to receive
the sensing output, and an output port, wherein when the protection block is triggered by the asserted protection signal,
the protection block enables the protection mechanism by making the output port of the selector output the attenuated sensing
output.

US Pat. No. 9,315,016

INKJET HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING INKJET HEAD

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, ...

1. An inkjet head comprising:
a head chip having
a front surface and a rear surface, the front surface being opposite the rear surface,
driving walls composed of piezoelectric element, wherein shear deformation is caused by applying voltage so as to jet ink
from nozzles,

channels arranged alongside the driving walls alternatively to contain ink to be jetted,
outlet ports and inlet ports respectively provided on the front surface and the rear surface of the head chip for each channel,
driving electrodes formed on surfaces of the driving walls to apply voltage to the driving walls, and
connection electrodes connected to the driving electrodes electrically and formed on the rear surface of the head chip;
a wiring substrate having wiring electrodes formed thereon to apply voltage from a driving circuit to the driving electrodes
through the connection electrodes, the wiring substrate being bonded on the rear surface of the head chip so as to protrude
from the head chip in a direction perpendicular to a direction of a channel array so that all the channels are exposed at
the rear surface of the head chip.

US Pat. No. 9,318,365

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate comprising:
a spin chuck comprising a plurality of chuck pins each having an accommodating groove for accommodating a portion of peripheral
part of the substrate, holding the substrate at a hold position in a horizontal posture by pressing inner faces of the accommodating
grooves toward portions of peripheral part of the substrate;

a nozzle for ejecting process liquid toward the substrate held by the plurality of chuck pins;
a plurality of guide members, being disposed on the spin chuck, on or above the respective plurality of chuck pins, guiding
process liquid discharged from the substrate to a surrounding area of the substrate;

a spin motor for rotating the spin chuck along with the plurality of chuck pins and the plurality of guide members around
a substrate rotation axis that vertically passes through the substrate; and

a tubular cup, encircling the plurality of chuck pins and the guide members around the substrate rotation axis, receiving
process liquid discharged outwardly from the substrate held by the plurality of chuck pins;

wherein each of the plurality of guide member includes:
an inner-edge guide disposed at a position inward and above the accommodating groove; and
an outer-edge guide disposed at a position level with or below the inner-edge guide and outward the chuck pin.

US Pat. No. 9,319,872

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING COVERAGE AREA IDENTIFIERS AMONG NEARBY BASE STATIONS

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A computing system for causing a first base station to use a base station identifier, the computing system comprising:
a processing unit;
data storage; and
program instructions stored in the data storage and executable by the processing unit to:
determine that (i) a first wireless coverage provided by a first base station overlaps a second wireless coverage provided
by a second base station, (ii) a third wireless coverage provided by a third base station overlaps the second wireless coverage
provided by the second base station, and (iii) an extent of handover between the third base station and the second base station
is less than a predefined threshold extent; and

based at least in part on the determining, cause the first base station to use the same base station identifier as the third
base station.

US Pat. No. 9,316,998

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH INNER COVER THAT SHIELDS AN OPTICAL SENSOR WHEN AN OUTER HOUSING COVER IS CLOSED, THE OPTICAL SENSOR USED FOR DETECTING WHETHER A WASTE TONER CASE IS FULL

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a waste toner case attachably/detachably provided in an apparatus main body via an opening part to collect a waste toner ejected
from an image forming part forming an image by a toner;

an optical sensor detecting whether or not the waste toner case is filled with the waste toner;
a cover turnably closing the opening part of the apparatus main body;
a shading member arranged between the cover and the optical sensor to cover the optical sensor in a state where the waste
toner case is attached in the apparatus main body and the cover is closed; and

an interlocking device interlocking the opening/closing operation of the cover to move the shading member;
wherein the shading member is moved between a position to cover the optical sensor in a state where the cover closed and a
position separated from the optical sensor in a state where the cover opened.

US Pat. No. 9,314,857

CUTTING TOOL WITH QUICK-RELEASE ACTUATED BLADE GUIDE

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A cutting tool comprising:
first and second shearing blades mounted for pivotal movement about a blade pivot axis and having respective cutting edges
defining therebetween a transverse cutting plane substantially normal to said blade pivot axis, said first and second blades
having respective first and second distal blade portions defining a workpiece-admitting gap therebetween when the blades are
open and converging transversely as the blades advance to engage a workpiece disposed between the blades;

a guide mechanism pivotally attached to the first blade and including:
a guide member extending toward the second distal blade portion and constrained to move transversely along a prescribed path
with respect to the first and second distal blade portions between a fully extended position in which said guide member spans
at least a portion of said gap and retracted positions in which said guide member spans lesser portions of said gap, said
guide member having a distal end and an inner surface configured to confront an outer surface of the second distal blade portion
during cutting to resist axial separation of the cutting edges away from the cutting plane,

a spring biasing said guide member toward said fully extended position, the spring allowing said guide member to retract along
its prescribed path to admit a workpiece between the blades and then returning said guide member along its prescribed path
to its fully extended position to capture the workpiece between the blades; and

a resettable catch maintaining constrained movement of said guide member along its prescribed path and yieldable to allow
said guide member to move away from its prescribed path and away from said gap when said guide member is urged forcefully
against an uncut captured workpiece disposed between the blades, thereby releasing the tool from the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,320,174

MANAGEMENT OF EXTERIOR TEMPERATURES ENCOUNTERED BY USER OF A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN RESPONSE TO AN INFERRED USER CONTACT WITH THE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:
a shell housing components of the portable electronic device;
a heat-generating component;
a heat-rejection element configured to reject heat received from a controllable thermal coupler into an environment in thermal
contact with the heat-rejection element;

the controllable thermal coupler configured to regulate a transfer of heat originated by the heat-generating element to the
heat-rejection element;

an activity monitor configured to infer a user touch to the shell in response to a detected activity of the portable electronic
device; and

a thermal manager configured to select from a library of at least two heat-rejection strategies a heat rejection strategy
responsive to an aspect of the inferred user touch, and to regulate heat transfer by the controllable thermal coupler to the
heat-rejection element in response to the inferred user touch and the selected heat reduction strategy.

US Pat. No. 9,319,084

NOISE CANCELLATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a trans-impedance stage coupled to an output of a mixer of a receiver;
a noise cancellation stage connected in parallel with the trans-impedance stage, wherein the noise cancellation stage comprises:
a first adjustable resistor; and
a second adjustable resistor connected in series with the first adjustable resistor, wherein the first adjustable resistor
and the second adjustable resistor are configured such that:

the first adjustable resistor has a first resistance variation and the second adjustable resistor has a second resistance
variation equal to the first resistance variation in an opposite direction; and

the first resistance variation is so selected that differential mode second-order noise and common mode second-order noise
cancel each other; and

a buffer having an output connected to a common node of the first adjustable resistor and the second adjustable resistor.
US Pat. No. 9,315,383

OXYGEN ABSORBING AGENT AND METHOD FOR STORING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. An oxygen absorbing agent comprising a metal powder, the metal powder having been obtained by subjecting an alloy powder
comprising a component (A) and a component (B), a particle diameter of the alloy powder being in a range of 5 to 200 ?m;
component (A) comprising at least one transition metal selected from the group consisting of manganese, iron, platinum, and
copper group metals, and

component (B) comprising at least one metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum, zinc, tin, lead, magnesium, and
silicon

to treatment with an acidic or alkaline aqueous solution to elute and remove at least a part of the component (B) from the
alloy powder, wherein the specific surface area, as measured by a BET method, of the metal powder obtained by eluting and
removing at least a part of the component (B) is at least 20 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,320,092

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND LED DIMMING CIRCUIT THEREOF

LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPOR...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) dimming circuit, comprising:
a power converting module for receiving a mains supply and generating a driving voltage to drive a LED;
a sensing unit for converting a driving current flowing through the LED to a sensing voltage signal; and
a dimming module, comprising:
an amplifier for amplifying the sensing voltage signal to output an amplified sensing voltage signal;
an input interface for receiving a dimming control signal inputted from external;
a filter for converting the dimming control signal into a DC reference voltage signal;
a dimming signal generator for outputting a first feedback signal based on the amplified sensing voltage signal and the DC
reference voltage signal, wherein the dimming signal generator is a comparator; when an electric potential of the DC reference
voltage signal is higher than an electric potential of the amplified sensing voltage signal, an electric potential of the
first feedback signal outputted by the comparator is increased; when an electric potential of the DC reference voltage signal
is lower than an electric potential of the amplified sensing voltage signal, the electric potential of the first feedback
signal outputted by the comparator is reduced; and

an isolating unit electrically connected between the dimming signal generator and the power converting module, and configured
for receiving the first feedback signal and outputting a second feedback signal to the power converting module, thereby feedback-controlling
the driving current,

wherein the comparator has a first input directly connected to the filter and configured to receive the DC reference voltage
signal from the filter, a second input directly connected to the amplifier and configured to receive the amplified sensing
voltage signal, and an output directly connected to the isolating unit and configured to output the first feedback signal
to the isolating unit.

US Pat. No. 9,319,288

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION RELATED TO A VIRTUAL MACHINE NETWORK

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a computer, enable a graphical
user interface to be displayed, wherein the graphical user interface displays information related to a virtual machine network,
the graphical user interface comprising:
a chart comprising error indicators organized in rows and columns, wherein an error indicator corresponds to an entity in
the virtual machine network at a time and indicates a state of the entity at that time; and

a zoom navigator window that indicates a portion of error indicators displayed in the chart, wherein the portion of error
indicators is part of a set of error indicators corresponding to error indicators within a defined scope.

US Pat. No. 9,319,060

FREQUENCY RESPONSE COMPENSATION IN A DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTER

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. An n-bit digital to analog converter comprising:
a receiving circuit configured to receive an input bit stream and generate a first bit signal stream of the input bit stream
corresponding to bit values of the input bit stream at a time;

a first delay circuit coupled to the receiving circuit to receive the first bit signal stream, the delay circuit configured
to generate a second bit signal stream representing a version of the first bit signal stream delayed by a first period of
time;

a first current generation circuit coupled to the receiving circuit to receive the first bit signal stream, the first current
generation circuit configured to provide first current to a first output responsive to receiving the first bit signal stream,
the first current corresponding to the first bit signal stream; and

a second current generation circuit coupled to the delay circuit to receive the second bit signal stream, the second current
generation circuit configured to provide second current to the first output responsive to receiving the second bit signal
stream, a waveform of the second current inverted and scaled relative to a waveform of the first current.

US Pat. No. 9,317,574

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING AND IDENTIFYING SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A method comprising:
on a computer system comprising at least one processor and memory, collecting communications from a plurality of sources;
the computer system selecting a set of topics and a set of users;
for each user, the computer system identifying, from the collected communications, conversations in which the user has participated;
for each said topic, for each said user:
the computer system measuring a proportion of the identified conversations that contain content suggestive of the topic, the
measuring yielding at least one topical metric;

the computer system analyzing timing of the identified conversations, the analyzing yielding at least one timing metric;
the computer system examining relationships among data attributes of the identified conversations, the examining yielding
at least one expertise-scope metric;

the computer system generating multidimensional expertise data from the at least one topical metric, the at least one timing
metric, and the at least one expertise-scope metric, wherein the multidimensional expertise data is representative of the
user's expertise on the topic, wherein the multidimensional expertise data comprises a topical dimension, an expertise-scope
dimension, and a timeline dimension;

wherein the multidimensional expertise data comprises an expertise index for the user; and
for each said topic, the computer system ranking the set of users by the expertise index; and
the computer system providing a searchable interface, wherein the multidimensional expertise data is searchable by one or
more topical parameters mapped to the topical dimension, by one or more scope parameters mapped to the expertise-scope dimension,
and by one or more timeline parameters mapped to the timeline dimension.

US Pat. No. 9,317,318

VIRTUAL MACHINE MONITOR CONFIGURED TO SUPPORT LATENCY SENSITIVE VIRTUAL MACHINES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. In a host computer having a virtualization software that supports execution of a plurality of virtual machines, the virtualization
software including a virtual machine monitor for each of the virtual machines, wherein each virtual machine monitor emulates
a virtual central processing unit (CPU) for a corresponding virtual machine, a method of halting execution of a virtual CPU
of a virtual machine, the method comprising:
receiving a first halt instruction at a virtual machine monitor from a corresponding virtual machine;
determining by the virtual machine monitor whether the virtual machine is latency sensitive;
if the virtual machine is latency sensitive, then issuing from the virtual machine monitor a second halt instruction to halt
a physical CPU on which the virtual CPU executes; and

if the virtual machine is not latency sensitive, then executing a system call to a kernel executing on the host computer to
indicate to the kernel that the virtual CPU is in an idle state.

US Pat. No. 9,316,374

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A vehicle headlight to be installed in a vehicle body, the vehicle headlight comprising:
a reflector having a spheroidal reflecting surface with a reflector optical axis and a first focus and a second focus through
which the reflector optical axis passes, the spheroidal reflecting surface having an elliptical cross section containing the
reflector optical axis and the first focus and the second focus and having an eccentricity designed to gradually increase
from a vertical cross section thereof to a horizontal cross section thereof;

a rotationally asymmetric projection lens having a light emitting surface on a front side and a light incident surface on
a rear side and a focus close to the light incident surface, the projection lens being disposed in front of the reflector
with the focus disposed substantially at the second focus; and

a light source disposed substantially at the first focus, the light source configured to emit light that is reflected by the
reflecting surface, incident on the light incident surface to enter the projection lens, and projected through the light emitting
surface of the projection lens, wherein

the projection lens has an optical axis passing through the focus of the projection lens and extending in a front-to-rear
direction of the vehicle headlight and being not coincident with the reflector optical axis, and the light emitting surface
of the projection lens is a free curved surface being convex forward, and to have a first horizontal front end and a second
horizontal front end farther from a center of the vehicle body than the first horizontal front end, the first horizontal front
end being positioned forward of the second horizontal front end,

the light incident surface is a free curved surface being convex toward the light source when viewed in a horizontal cross
section of the light emission surface and a vertical cross section thereof, in which, when a plurality of light beams in parallel
to the optical axis of the projection lens are incident on the light emitting surface to enter thereinside, the plurality
of light beams exiting through the light incident surface are focused at the focus of the projection lens,

the reflecting surface is disposed such that the reflector optical axis of the reflecting surface is inclined with respect
to the optical axis of the projection lens by a predetermined angle so that light emitted from the light source and projected
forward through the light emitting surface of the projection lens is made uniform with respect to the optical axis of the
projection lens.

US Pat. No. 9,319,472

FACILITATING GENERATION OF USER CONTENT FOR AGGREGATED STORY UNITS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, from a viewing user of a social networking system, a request for stories describing one or more actions of one
or more users of the social networking system;

identifying one or more users of the social networking system connected to the viewing user;
obtaining interaction data describing one or more actions performed by the one or more users connected to the viewing user
on one or more objects associated with the social networking system;

generating an aggregated story unit from the interaction data, the aggregated story unit including two or more content items
associated with a common characteristic and identifying a plurality of actions performed by the one or more users connected
to the viewing user;

determining, based on one more input selection policies, whether to include in the aggregated story unit:
(1) an input element associated with a collection of all of the content items included in the aggregated story unit, or
(2) an input element associated with each individual content item included in the aggregated story unit,
wherein an input selection policy is based at least in part on prior user interactions with other aggregated story units including
other content items associated with the same common characteristic as the content items included in the aggregated story unit;
and

providing, for display to the viewing user, the aggregated story unit with one or more input elements based on the determining.

US Pat. No. 9,319,181

PARALLEL DECODER FOR MULTIPLE WIRELESS STANDARDS

Avago Technologies Genera...

10. An apparatus comprising:
a mapper circuit configured to (i) receive a frame having a plurality of first words, wherein at least two of said first words
in said frame have a different length than each other, and (ii) parse said first words into a plurality of memories, wherein
one of said memories buffers said at least two of said first words having said different length than each other; and

a plurality of decoders configured to generate a plurality of second words by decoding said parsed first words, wherein (a)
said decoders operate in parallel, and (b) one of said parsed first words is decoded by at least two of said decoders working
together in parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,317,413

TESTING DEVICE AND TESTING METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A testing device, comprising:
a transceiver connected to a terminal device, being configured to run a graphical user interface (GUI);
a storage, being configured to store a testing program; and
a processor electrically connected to the transceiver and the storage, being configured to run the testing program to start
a recording procedure for executing the following steps of:

detecting a plurality of actions generated in response to operations on the terminal device;
detecting a foreground application of the GUI;
reading a plurality of pieces of object information of the foreground application;
determining that a first action of the actions is to execute a coordinate command, and recording an object property operation
of the foreground application which corresponds to the coordinate command according to the object information; and

determining that a second action of the actions is to execute a call command which switches the foreground application from
a first program to a second program, and recording the call command;

wherein the processor is further configured to stop the recording procedure to generate and store a script file and a reference
log file into the storage, and the script file comprises the object property operation and the call command;

wherein when the transceiver is disconnected from the terminal device and connected to another terminal device, the processor
further runs the testing program to start a playback procedure for executing the following steps:

analyzing the script file;
reading the pieces of object information of the foreground application of another GUI run by the another terminal device;
generating the coordinate command according to the pieces of object information and the object property operation;
executing the coordinate command and the call command;
generating a testing log file; and
comparing the reference log file with the testing log file to generate a testing result.

US Pat. No. 9,318,967

DC TO DC CONVERTER AND DC TO DC CONVERSION SYSTEM

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A DC to DC converter, comprising:
a transformer having a transformer core, a primary winding electrically coupled to an output terminal of a primary power circuit
and a secondary winding, wherein the primary power circuit is configured to receive an input voltage and deliver a power flow
having a symmetrical voltage to a secondary side of the transformer during a positive switching cycle and a negative switching
cycle generated on the primary winding, and a magnetic flux in the transformer core is balanced through the power flow having
the symmetrical voltage;

an output inductor;
a secondary bridge synchronous rectifying circuit electrically coupled to the secondary winding of the transformer, comprising:
a first switch having a first end electrically coupled to one end of the output inductor, and a second end electrically coupled
to a first end of the secondary winding;

a second switch having a first end electrically coupled to the second end of the first switch;
a third switch having a first end electrically coupled to the first end of the first switch, and a second end electrically
coupled to a second end of the secondary winding; and

a fourth switch having a first end electrically coupled to the second end of the third switch, and a second end electrically
coupled to a second end of the second switch; and

a control circuit configured to provide a primary driving signal for the primary power circuit and a secondary driving signal
for the secondary bridge synchronous rectifying circuit, respectively, and when an output voltage of the primary power circuit
is zero, the control circuit is configured to control the first switch, the second switch, the third switch and the fourth
switch to be conductive,

wherein the control circuit comprises:
a primary driving circuit configured to output the primary driving signal;
a secondary driving circuit configured to output the secondary driving signal;
an isolation circuit configured to electrically isolate the primary driving circuit from the secondary driving circuit; and
a timing circuit configured to receive a fixed duty cycle signal or a variable duty cycle signal, and arrange a signal timing
between the primary driving signal and the secondary driving signal based on the received fixed duty cycle signal or variable
duty cycle signal.

US Pat. No. 9,318,792

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ANTENNAS OF MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND SUCH A MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

7. An apparatus comprising:
a display housing comprising:
a first antenna in a first side of the display housing and a second antenna in a second side of the display housing, wherein
the first antenna and the second antenna are positioned substantially perpendicular to one another; and

a control unit that:
determines a first use condition based on a first display housing position;
determines a second use condition based on a second display housing position;
determines an antenna of the first antenna and the second antenna to be disabled based on the first display housing position;
and

disables the antenna to be disabled based on the first display housing position; and
uses, in the second display housing position, both the first antenna and the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,318,457

METHODS OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP SOLDER STRUCTURES

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a semiconductor chip including a layer of copper, the copper layer having a first preselected volume; and
a layer of a metallic material on the copper layer, the layer of metallic material having a second preselected volume, the
first and second metallic materials operable to convert into a solder bump upon reflow with a desired ratio of copper to the
layer of metallic material, the desired ratio being based on the first preselected volume and the second preselected volume.

US Pat. No. 9,314,855

ELECTRIC BORING TOOL

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. An electric boring tool comprising:
an electric motor;
a switch trigger;
a tip tool driven by driving force of the electric motor,
a power transmission mechanism for transmitting the driving force of the electric motor to the tip tool as rotational force
and/or hammer force; and

a motor controller for controlling speed of the electric motor in response to an extent of pulling of the switch trigger,
wherein the motor controller subjects the electric motor to low speed control after the electric motor is started up even
when the extent of pulling of the switch trigger is equal to or greater than a predetermined extent, the low speed control
allowing the electric motor to rotate at a speed lower than a speed according to the predetermined extent, and controls the
speed of the electric motor in response to the extent of pulling of the switch trigger when vibration or stress generated
in the electric boring tool is a set value or greater during the low speed control.

US Pat. No. 9,318,184

SIGNAL RECEIVER

MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC....

1. A DDR signal receiver, comprising:
a first stage amplifier, comprising:
a first current source, configured to provide a first current having a current value;
a first pair of active input devices, each of the first pair of active input devices having a control node, a first conduction
node and a second conduction node, one control node of the pair of active input devices receiving an input signal, the first
conduction nodes connected and receiving the first current, one of the second conduction nodes serving as an output nodes,
the first pair of active input devices outputting an output signal to a core circuit according to the current and the input
signal; and

a first pair of resistors, each resistor having a resistance value and connected between one of the second conduction nodes
and a power line; and

a second-stage amplifier, comprising:
a second current source, configured to provide a second current;
a second pair of active input devices, each of the second pair of active input devices having a control node, a first conduction
node and a second conduction node, the first conduction nodes of the second pair of active input devices connected to each
other, the control nodes of the second pair of active input devices connected to the first-stage output nodes, respectively;
and

a second pair of resistors, each of the second pair of resistors having second resistance value and connected between one
of the second conduction nodes of the second pair of active input devices and the power line;

wherein, a target voltage value is determined according to the resistance value and the current value, such that a voltage
swing of the output signal is limited within the target voltage value, and an operating voltage of the core circuit is substantially
equal to the target voltage value, one of the second conduction nodes of the second pair of active input devices outputs second
output signal, and a product of the second resistance value and the second current value is substantially equal to the operating
voltage, the signal receiver is formed in an integrated circuit, the integrated circuit comprises a plurality of core devices
and a plurality of high-voltage tolerant devices, the high-voltage tolerant devices have a higher voltage tolerance compared
to the core devices, the pair of active input devices are high-voltage tolerant devices, and the second pair of active input
devices are core devices.

US Pat. No. 9,316,871

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Jhu...

1. A liquid crystal display, comprising:
a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a first flat electrode formed thereon;
a first alignment layer formed on the first flat electrode;
a second substrate disposed oppositely to the first substrate, wherein the second substrate comprises a gate line, a data
line and a second flat electrode, wherein the gate line intersects with the data line to define a pixel region, the pixel
region comprises at least one sub-pixel electrode region, and an area of the second flat electrode is smaller than that of
the first flat electrode;

a second alignment layer formed on the second flat electrode; and
a liquid crystal layer formed between the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein a distance between a borderline of pixel region and a borderline of the second flat electrode is larger than or equal
to a thickness of the liquid crystal layer,

wherein the sub-pixel electrode region has a multidomain pretilt angle, and wherein the liquid crystal layer in the sub-pixel
electrode region has a continuous domain alignment.

US Pat. No. 9,314,908

IMPACT TOOL

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A power tool comprising:
a motor capable of normally rotating and reversely rotating;
a hammer rotated in a normal rotation direction or a reverse rotation direction by a driving force being supplied thereto
from the motor;

an anvil struck and rotated by the rotation of the hammer,
a tip tool holding portion capable of holding a tip tool and transmitting the rotation of the anvil to the tip tool;
an electric power supply unit which alternately switches between normal rotation electric power or reverse rotation electric
power so as to be supplied to the motor; and

a control unit which controls the electric power supply unit so as to increase the ratio of a period during which the reverse
rotation electric power is supplied with respect to a period during which the normal rotation electric power is supplied,
with an increase in an electric current which flows into the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,314,194

TISSUE PENETRATION DEVICE

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAN...

1. A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site, the system comprising:
a drive force generator;
a plurality of penetrating members at least partially housed in a penetrating member housing, the penetrating member housing
having a plurality of openings with each of the plurality of openings associated with one of the plurality of penetrating
members, each of the plurality of penetrating members being configured to be coupled to the drive force generator and be launched
along a launch path through an opening in the penetrating member housing; and

a plurality of analyte sensors housed in an analyte sensor housing, each of an analyte sensor being associated with one of
the plurality of penetrating members, the analyte sensor housing and the penetrating member housing being coupled to provide
that each of the plurality of analyte sensors is aligned to and positioned out of the launch path of one of the plurality
of penetrating members,

one or more seals that seal the plurality of penetrating members in the penetrating member housing and the plurality of analyte
sensors in the analyte sensor housing separately to keep each of the plurality of penetrating members sterile and each of
the plurality of analyte sensors dry wherein the seals are removable for launch of one of the penetrating members and for
use of one of the analyte sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,318,583

TUNNEL FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING THEREOF

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A vertical tunneling field effect transistor, comprising:
a vertical core region extending perpendicularly from a semiconductor substrate, the vertical core region having a top surface,
the vertical core region comprising a doped outer part and a middle part;

a vertical source region of a semiconducting core material comprising the doped outer part of the vertical core region;
a vertical drain region of a semiconducting drain material comprising along its longitudinal direction a first drain part
and a second drain part, the first drain part either directly surrounding the vertical source region or directly sandwiching
the vertical source region between two sub-parts of the first drain part, the second drain part located directly above and
in contact with the first drain part, wherein the vertical drain region comprises a doping type which is opposite to a doping
type of the vertical source region;

a gate dielectric layer directly aside of the first drain part of the vertical drain region;
a gate layer directly aside of the gate dielectric layer, the second drain part extending above the gate layer and gate dielectric
layer;

a drain contact directly connected to a third drain part, the third drain part being an upper part of the second drain part
of the vertical drain region;

a source contact electrically connected to the vertical source region;
a gate contact electrically connected to the gate layer; and
a buffer region in between the drain contact and the vertical source region, wherein the third drain part is located in direct
contact with and on top of the buffer region.

US Pat. No. 9,318,514

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device comprising:
a gate line and a data line intersecting the gate line to define a pixel area on a substrate;
a thin film transistor (TFT) formed in the pixel area, and including a gate electrode, a semiconductor layer, a source electrode,
and a drain electrode;

a first protective layer formed on the TFT, the first protective layer structured such that a first hole exists through the
first protective layer;

a second protective layer formed on the first protective layer, and structured such that a second hole exists through the
second protective layer, wherein a size of the second hole through the second protective layer at a plane where the first
and second protective layers contact each other differs from a size of the first hole through the first protective layer at
the plane where the first and second protective layers contact each other;

a pixel electrode formed on the second protective layer and at least partially filling the first and second holes, the pixel
electrode connected to the drain electrode through the first and second holes;

a third protective layer formed on the pixel electrode;
a sensing line formed on the third protective layer;
a fourth protective layer formed on the sensing line; and
a common electrode formed on the fourth protective layer, and connected to the sensing line.

US Pat. No. 9,317,214

OPERATING A MEMORY MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method comprising:
by computer program instruction on a computing device operatively coupled to a plurality of memory modules,
identifying a plurality of memory tiers in the plurality of memory modules, each memory tier characterized by different operational
characteristics, wherein the different operational characteristics comprise an expected amount of times a memory module may
be written to prior to wearing out or failing, wherein the different operational characteristics of each memory tier further
comprises an amount of time required to service a memory access request in each memory tier;

allocating a spare block of memory in each memory tier;
identifying a data characteristic for each of one or more blocks of data in a plurality of memory tiers;
migrating frequently in dependence upon the operational characteristics of each memory tier and the data characteristic for
each of the one or more data blocks in the plurality of memory tiers, data in a first memory tier to the spare block of memory
in a second memory tier, the data in the first memory tier less than or equal to the size of the spare block of memory in
the second memory tier; and

migrating frequently in dependence upon the operational characteristics of each memory tier and the data characteristic for
each of the one or more data blocks in the plurality of memory tiers, data in the second memory tier to the spare block of
memory in the first memory tier, the data in the second memory tier less than or equal to the size of the spare block of memory
in the first memory tier.

US Pat. No. 9,318,634

VINYLIDENE FLUORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIN FILM, BACK SHEET FOR SOLAR CELLS, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

Denka Company Limited, T...

1. A vinylidene fluoride resin composition, comprising a vinylidene fluoride resin and an antioxidant, wherein
the vinylidene fluoride resin has a peak value ratio of head-to-tail bond to head-to-head bond (head-to-tail bond/head-to-head
bond), as determined by 1H-NMR1 of 11.5 or less and a mass-average molecular weight (Mw) of 1.30×105 or more, and the antioxidant is present in an amount of 0.01 to 5 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the resin
components.

US Pat. No. 9,320,102

LED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH MODELLING DEVICE FOR MODELLING A VOLTAGE PROFILE

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. An LED lighting device, wherein the LED lighting device is configured to be supplied with a main voltage by an AC power
supply, comprising:
a rectifier device for producing a rectified AC voltage from the main voltage,
an LED light unit, wherein the LED light unit comprises a plurality of LEDs and a circuit arrangement, wherein the circuit
arrangement is configured to switch the LEDs to different circuit states, wherein the LED light unit has different forward
voltages in the different circuit states,

a control device for controlling the circuit arrangement, wherein the control device is configured to control the circuit
arrangement in such a way that the forward voltage of the LED light unit is adjusted to the voltage profile of the rectified
AC voltage, and

a modelling device for modelling a modelled voltage profile, wherein the control device is configured to control the circuit
states based on the modelled voltage profile, wherein the modelled voltage profile is modelled based on measured variables
for describing the real voltage profile of the main voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,319,081

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH IMPROVED INTERFERENCE REJECTION AND A METHOD THEREOF

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A method of rejecting interference in a communication system comprising a transmitter and a receiver, the method comprising:
in the transmitter:
up-converting a baseband signal to a radio signal by modulating the baseband signal with at least two frequency tones and
producing the radio signal comprising at least two frequency signals;

transmitting the radio signal;
in the receiver:
receiving the radio signal;
filtering the radio signal by a front-end filter for discarding out-of-band interference;
down-converting the filtered radio signal with an envelope detector;
further down-converting the signal provided by the envelope detector, thereby demodulating the baseband signal using at least
one frequency tone, the at least one frequency tone being related to the frequency offset of the at least two frequency signals;
and

filtering the baseband signal for discarding interference.

US Pat. No. 9,318,372

METHOD OF STRESSING A SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

1. A method of forming a stressed semiconductor layer, the method comprising:
forming, in a surface of a semiconductor structure having a semiconductor layer in contact with an insulator layer having
a viscosity, at least two first trenches having a first depth in a first direction;

introducing, through said at least two first trenches, a stress in said semiconductor layer and temporarily decreasing, by
annealing, the viscosity of said insulator layer; and

forming in said first direction first isolation trenches delimiting a first dimension of at least one transistor to be formed
in said semiconductor structure by extending said at least two first trenches from a first depth to a second depth.

US Pat. No. 9,317,650

DOUBLE PATTERNING TECHNOLOGY (DPT) LAYOUT ROUTING

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A system for determining double patterning technology (DPT) layout routing compliance, comprising:
a layout routing component configured to:
create a first pin group comprising a first set of one or more pre-colored pins that are linked together by a first set of
internal conflict spaces;

associate the first pin group with a first phantom assisted feature (AF) mask polygon, the associating comprising:
selecting a first pre-colored pin from the first set of one or more pre-colored pins;
determining a first mask assignment associated with the first pre-colored pin; and
assigning the first phantom AF mask polygon to a different mask than a mask for the first pre-colored pin according to the
first mask assignment;

create a pin loop based on the first pre-colored pin and the phantom AF mask polygon;
assign a pin loop value to the pin loop; and
determine whether a double patterning technology (DPT) violation is present for the pin loop based on the pin loop value.

US Pat. No. 9,316,478

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING WHEN A CLOSING POINT OF A HYDRAULIC VALVE HAS BEEN REACHED

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for detecting when a closing point of a hydraulic valve has been reached, wherein the valve has a closing body
which can be activated by an electric actuator in order to close the valve, the method comprising:
applying a voltage to the actuator, the voltage being predefined for closing the valve,
detecting a profile of a current flowing through the actuator during a closing process of the valve, the profile of the detected
current including a first rise corresponding to the valve being at least partially opened, a subsequent fall of the detected
current corresponding to a closing movement of the closing body, and a second rise of the detected current subsequent to the
fall of the detected current,

determining a local minimum of the detected current between the fall and the second rise in the profile of the detected current,
and

determining a closing point corresponding to a time of the local minimum of the detected current, based on the determined
local minimum of the detected current.

US Pat. No. 9,315,895

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. An apparatus for producing polycrystalline silicon in which raw gas including silicon compounds is introduced into a reactor,
in which electric current is supplied to silicon seed rods in the reactor so as to heat the silicon seed rods, and in which
polycrystalline silicon is deposited on surfaces of the silicon seed rods and grown to rods, the apparatus comprising:
a bell jar having a circumferential wall forming a chamber of the reactor and a jacket covering the circumferential wall,
and in which a cooling path formed between the circumferential wall and the jacket that allows a cooling medium including
water to flow therethrough;

a coolant feeding system which is connected to the bell jar so as to feed the cooling medium to the cooling path;
a coolant recovering system which is connected to the bell jar so as to recover the cooling medium from the cooling path;
a pressure control part controlling a pressure in the cooling path; and
a flow-rate control part controlling a flow rate of the cooling medium
wherein by maintaining the pressure in the cooling path to a prescribed high pressure and introducing the cooling medium into
the cooling path in a state of liquid of nearly saturated temperature, the cooling medium flows as a boiling two-phase flow
having a heat transfer coefficient larger than that of a single-phase flow of water, so that the circumferential wall is cooled
by the boiling two-phase flow of the cooling medium,

wherein the circumferential wall is made of carbon steel having thermal conductivity of 35 W/(m·K) or more,
wherein the coolant feeding system is connected to a plurality of coolant inlets that are provided on a lower part of the
jacket with intervals along a circumferential direction so as to introduce the cooling medium to the cooling path, and connected
to a plurality of upper coolant inlets that are provided on an upper part of the jacket with intervals along the circumferential
direction so as to introduce the cooling medium to the cooling path, and

wherein the coolant recovering system is connected to a coolant outlet that is provided on an upper part of the jacket so
as to discharge the cooling medium from the cooling path.

US Pat. No. 9,315,872

MAJOR QTLS CONFERRING RESISTANCE OF CORN TO FIJIVIRUS

PIONEER HI BRED INTERNATI...

1. A method of identifying and selecting a maize plant or germplasm that displays newly conferred resistance or enhanced resistance
to a member of Serogroup 2 of Fijivirus, said method comprising:
a. isolating nucleic acids from a maize plant or germplasm;
b. analyzing the isolated nucleic acids for the presence of a QTL allele associated with the newly conferred resistance or
enhanced resistance to a member of Serogroup 2 of Fijivirus, wherein the presence of said QTL allele is determined by detecting in the maize plant or germplasm a haplotype within a
chromosomal interval flanked by and including MZA8381 and MZA18180, wherein said haplotype comprises:

i. a “C” at MZA-625-29-A,
ii. a “T” at MZA625-30-A, and
iii. a “T” at MZA16656-8-A, and
c. selecting said maize plant or germplasm if said QTL allele is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,317,142

PEN DOCK FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. An information handling device, comprising:
one or more processors;
a memory device that stores instructions executed by the one or more processors; and
a housing that contains the one or more processors and the memory device;
the housing having a substantially rectangular shape with a length and height dimension that exceed a width dimension; and
the housing further comprising a shaped pen dock running along an end of the housing and defining substantially the entire
width dimension of the end of the housing;

wherein the shaped pen dock secures a pen having a diameter larger than the width dimension of the end of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,315,745

EBULLATED-BED PROCESS FOR FEEDSTOCK CONTAINING DISSOLVED HYDROGEN

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for the conversion of a liquid hydrocarbon feedstock into lower molecular weight hydrocarbon compounds in an
ebullated-bed catalytic hydroprocessing reactor, the reactor including a product outlet in fluid communication with a substantially
catalyst-free region above the ebullated catalyst bed for transferring ebullated bed reactor effluents that include unreacted
or partially reacted hydrocarbons, the process comprising:
mixing the liquid hydrocarbon feedstock with an excess of hydrogen gas in a mixing zone to dissolve a portion of the hydrogen
gas in the liquid hydrocarbon feedstock to produce a hydrogen-enriched liquid hydrocarbon feedstock;

conveying the hydrogen-enriched liquid hydrocarbon feedstock and undissolved hydrogen to a flashing zone in which at least
a portion of undissolved hydrogen is flashed, whereby gas holdup in the ebullated-bed catalytic hydroprocessing reactor and
recycle ebullating pump is reduced;

passing the hydrogen-enriched liquid hydrocarbon feedstock from the flashing zone to the feed inlet of the ebullated-bed reactor
for reaction that includes conversion of the feedstock into lower molecular weight hydrocarbons;

recovering ebullated bed reactor effluents from the substantially catalyst-free region of the ebullated-bed reactor;
passing the ebullated bed reactor effluents from the ebullated-bed reactor product outlet to an external recycle separation
zone which includes an external separation unit or flash vessel inlet in fluid communication with the product outlet and an
outlet in fluid communication with a recycle ebullating pump for passing the separation unit or flash vessel bottoms to the
inlet of the ebullated-bed reactor;

passing the external separation unit or flash vessel bottoms from which hydrogen and light gases have been removed to the
recycle ebullating pump; and

passing the separation unit or flash vessel bottoms from the recycle ebullating pump to an inlet of the ebullated-bed reactor.
US Pat. No. 9,318,780

WIRELESSLY RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND POWER TRANSMITTER

PowerbyProxi Limited, Fr...

1. A wirelessly rechargeable battery comprising:
a. an elongate battery casing having a longitudinal axis;
b. a rechargeable storage device;
c. a plurality of power receiving coils disposed at an angle of between 30 to 60 degrees to the longitudinal axis; and
d. a charging circuit for controlling the supply of power from the coils to the storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,320,107

VEHICULAR LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicular lamp comprising:
a plurality of light emitting devices connected in series;
a light source power supply configured to supply an emission driving current to the plurality of light emitting devices;
one or more bypass units connected in parallel to at least some of the light emitting devices to form a bypass route of the
emission driving current so as to cause the light emitting devices to be in a turn-OFF state or to cut off the bypass route
of the emission driving current so as to cause the light emitting devices to be in a turn-ON state according to a bypass control
signal;

an abnormality detecting unit configured to generate a state signal indicating whether the one or more bypass units are in
a normal state or in an abnormal state as well as whether the light emitting device side is in a normal state or in an abnormal
state; and

a control unit configured to control the bypass route based on the state signal generated in the abnormal detecting unit such
that the light emitting devices are either in the turn-OFF state or in the turn-ON state,

wherein when a signal indicating that the one or more bypass units are abnormal is generated as the state signal, supply of
the emission driving current from the light source power supply is reduced or stopped.

US Pat. No. 9,319,714

INTRA PREDICTION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING SAME

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A video encoding apparatus using an intra prediction, the apparatus comprising:
an intra predictor configured to predict a current block from a plurality of neighboring blocks of the current block;
a subtractor configured to generate residual signals by subtracting predicted pixels in the predicted block from pixels in
the current block;

a transformer configured to transform the residual signals into a frequency domain;
a quantizer configured to quantize the transformed residual signals; and
an encoder configured to encode the quantized residual signals into a bitstream,
wherein the intra predictor comprises:
a weighted pixel calculator configured to calculate a plurality of weighted pixel values of pixels selected in the neighboring
blocks by applying weights to the pixels selected in the neighboring blocks, wherein the weights are decided variably based
on a position of a current pixel to be predicted in the current block; and

a pixel predictor configured to derive a predicted pixel value of the current pixel using the weighted pixel values,
wherein the pixels selected in the neighboring blocks comprise:
a first pixel which is included in an upper neighboring block and located at the same column with the current pixel, and
a second pixel which is included in a left neighboring block and located at the same row with the current pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,319,046

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CAPABLE OF PREVENTING CURRENT BACKFLOW TO POWER LINE

MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC....

1. An integrated circuit, capable of preventing current backflow to a power line, comprising:
an input circuit, comprising:
a bonding pad, configured to electrically connect to an external signal line;
a pull-up switch, comprising a first control node and a first bulk node, configured to electrically connect the bonding pad
to the power line;

a bulk controlled switch, comprising a second control node and a second bulk node, configured to connect the first bulk node
and the second bulk node to the power line; and

a control circuit, electrically connected to the power line and the bonding pad, configured to control the first control node
and the second control node;

wherein, when the power line is at a predetermined voltage, the control circuit turns on the bulk control switch; when the
power line is at a ground voltage and the bonding pad is at the predetermined voltage, the control circuit turns off the bulk
controlled switch and the pull-up switch.

US Pat. No. 9,318,773

LITHIUM BATTERY

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A lithium battery, comprising:
an anode, comprising a material having an oxygen-containing functional group, wherein the material having the oxygen-containing
functional group comprises: carbide;

a cathode, configured separately from the anode, wherein a housing region is defined between the anode and the cathode;
an electrolyte solution, disposed in the housing region, comprising water, an organic solvent, an electrolyte and an additive,
wherein the water, the additive and the material having the oxygen-containing functional group are configured to undergo an
electrochemical reaction to produce a self-polymerizing substance, a content of the water is greater than 20 ppm and less
than 300 ppm and the additive is selected from the group consisting of maleimide, polymaleimide, bismaleimide, polybismaleimide,
copolymers of bismaleimide and maleimide, vinylene carbonate and a mixture thereof; and

a package structure, covering the anode, the cathode and the electrolyte solution.

US Pat. No. 9,317,673

PROVIDING AUTHENTICATION USING PREVIOUSLY-VALIDATED AUTHENTICATION CREDENTIALS

Bank of America Corporati...

1. An apparatus for providing authentication using previously-validated authentication credentials, the apparatus comprising:
a memory;
one or more processors; and
computer executable code stored in memory, wherein the computer executable code, when executed by the one or more processors,
is configured to cause the one or more processors to:

receive a request, from a user, to access a framework application, wherein access to the framework application requires a
primary level of user authentication comprising one of a plurality of authentication types that is selectable by the user,
wherein the plurality of authentication types comprises at least one of a hard authentication, a soft authentication, and
a zero authentication, wherein the hard authentication is a multi-factor verification requiring the user present at least
two authentication credentials, wherein the soft authentication is at least a single factor verification requiring the user
to present at least one authentication credential, wherein zero authentication requires the user to present no authentication
credentials;

receive a user selected authentication type of the primary level of user authentication, wherein the user selected authentication
type is selected from at least one of a hard authentication, a soft authentication, and a zero authentication;

request, from the user, one or more authentication credentials corresponding to the user selected authentication type of the
primary level of user authentication;

receive the one or more authentication credentials from the user;
validate the one or more authentication credentials, thereby resulting in a validation of the user selected authentication
type of the primary level of user authentication

create, using the framework application, an authentication token corresponding to the user selected authentication type based
at least partially on the validation of the user selected authentication type of the primary level of user authentication,
wherein the authentication token is accessible by at least one non-framework application;

receive a request, from the user, to access the at least one non-framework application;
access the authentication token created by the framework application; and
at least partially authenticate the at least one non-framework application using the authentication token such that the authentication
of the at least one non-framework application is at least partially based on the user selected authentication type of the
primary level of user authentication,

wherein authentication of the user selected authentication type of the primary level of authentication decreases a degree
of confidence required for authenticating the one or more non-framework applications from at least a first degree of confidence
to a second degree of confidence, and wherein the first degree of confidence is stronger than the second degree of confidence.

US Pat. No. 9,317,505

DISCOVERY, PREVIEW AND CONTROL OF MEDIA ON A REMOTE DEVICE

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:
sending a media query from a controller user device to a second user device;
receiving media meta data at the controller user device in response to the media query to the second user device, the received
media meta data comprising media meta data associated with a media file currently playing on the second user device and media
meta data associated with one or more queued media files to be played on the second user device, wherein the controller user
device does not transmit the media file to the second user device;

providing at the controller user device a visual display based on the received media meta data, the visual display comprising
a visual indication of the media file currently playing on the second user device and a preview of the one or more queued
media files to be played on the second user device; and

issuing one or more control action commands from the controller user device to the second user device to play one of the one
or more queued media files.

US Pat. No. 9,315,584

LH-TYPE BISPECIFIC ANTIBODY

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Sanda...

1. A single-chain polypeptide which is either a first or a second polypeptide of a diabody-type bispecific antibody, said
diabody-type bispecific antibody consisting of said first polypeptide comprising a humanized variable region of the light
chain (5L) of an anti-human EGF receptor 1 antibody 528 and a humanized variable region of the heavy chain (OH) of an anti-CD3
antibody OKT in this order from its N-end to C-end and said second polypeptide comprising a humanized variable region of the
light chain (OL) of an anti-CD3 antibody OKT and a humanized variable region of the heavy chain (5H) of an anti-human EGF
receptor 1 antibody 528 in this order from its N-end to C-end.

US Pat. No. 9,320,058

USE OF SPECIAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL INSTANCES FOR ACCESS REQUEST INTERCEPTION AND FORWARDING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:
a first base station providing wireless service on a first air interface; and
a second base station providing wireless service on a second air interface, the second air interface defining a plurality
of mutually exclusive random access channel (RACH) instances for carrying random access requests from mobile terminals to
the second base station, the plurality of RACH instances including one or more first RACH instances and one or more second
RACH instances,

wherein the second base station differentially handles random access requests based on whether the second base station receives
the requests on any of the one or more first RACH instances or on any of the one or more second RACH instances, wherein (i)
the second base station processes a random access request received on any of the one or more first RACH instances as a request
to access the second base station rather than as a request to access the first base station, and (ii) the second base station
automatically forwards to the first base station a random access request received on any of the one or more second RACH instances,
for processing of the random access request as a request to access the first base station rather than as request to access
the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,318,990

REDUNDANT WINDING CONNECTIONS FOR MULTIPHASE ELECTRIC MACHINES

ABB RESEARCH LTD., Zuric...

1. A multiphase machine having redundant winding connections, the machine comprising:
a first set of N coils operating as a first winding group, wherein each coil in the first winding group operates at a different
phase from the other coils in the first winding group and wherein N is an integer greater than three;

a second set of N coils separate from the first set and operating as a second winding group, wherein each coil in the second
winding group operates at a different phase from the other coils in the second winding group and wherein a failure of one
of the coils in the first winding group does not affect the function of the second winding group; and

at least one multiphase power supply for providing N phases of power to the respective coils in at least one of the first
and second winding groups, wherein the at least one multiphase power supply comprises a first N-phase power supply for providing
power to the first winding group and a second N-phase power supply for providing power to the second winding group, and wherein
the first and second N-phase power supplies provide N-phases of power that are substantially in phase with each other, and

wherein, upon the failure of at least one phase of the first N-phase power supply, power is supplied by the second N-phase
power supply both to the second winding group and to at least one of the coils of the first winding group,

wherein the machine operates in at least one of a generator mode and a motor mode.

US Pat. No. 9,317,104

SERVER CLUSTER AND CONTROL MECHANISM THEREOF

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A method of controlling a server cluster, the method comprising:
determining a connection state of a server node using a network chip operable to communicate with an external network;
generating, using the network chip, a connection state signal based at least in part on the connection state of the server
node;

determining, using a power management unit of a control unit, a voltage level of the connection state signal;
determining, using the voltage level of the connection state signal, a connection state of the server node with regard to
the external network; and

generating, using a south bridge chip of the control unit, an operational signal corresponding to the connection state of
the server node.

US Pat. No. 9,315,696

EPHEMERAL BONDING

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method of releasably attaching a semiconductor wafer to a carrier substrate comprising:
(a) providing a semiconductor wafer having a front side and a back side;
(b) providing a carrier substrate having an attachment surface;
(c) disposing a temporary bonding composition comprising a curable adhesive material, a release additive and a compatibilizer
between the front side of the semiconductor wafer and the attachment surface of the carrier substrate; and

(d) curing the adhesive material to provide a temporary bonding layer disposed between the front side of the semiconductor
wafer and the attachment surface of the carrier substrate;

wherein the temporary bonding layer adjacent to the attachment surface of the carrier substrate comprises a relatively lower
amount of the release additive and the temporary bonding layer adjacent to the front side of the semiconductor wafer comprises
a relatively higher amount of the release additive;

wherein the release additive is a polyether compound; and wherein the release additive is free of silicon.

US Pat. No. 9,319,844

DETERMINING LOCATION BASED ON BOTH A DETECTED LOCATION AND A PREDICTED LOCATION

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:
identifying, by a computing device including one or more processors, a previously generated location for a wireless device;
determining a predicted location for the wireless device using the previously generated location for the wireless device;
identifying a detected location for the wireless device, wherein the detected location is determined using a wireless signal
associated with the wireless device;

using the predicted location for the wireless device to compensate for an inaccuracy in the detected location for the wireless
device; and

determining a new generated location for the wireless device according to the compensated detected location.

US Pat. No. 9,319,747

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EPG SORTING AND AUTOMATIC REALIGNMENT

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
causing a graphical user interface to be presented on a device of a user, the graphical user interface having an electronic
program guide (EPG) including a plurality of rows of thumbnails representing programs, each thumbnail positioned in its corresponding
row according to a start time of a program associated with each thumbnail;

receiving a navigational input on a touchscreen of the device that causes a realignment of the thumbnails representing the
programs presented on the EPG, the navigational input including a selection of a time icon that, when applied to a thumbnail,
causes the realignment of the thumbnails in the plurality of rows such that thumbnails of programs with corresponding start
times are aligned with a start time associated with the thumbnail to which the time icon is applied;

realigning, using a processor of the device, the EPG with updated thumbnails based on the navigational input; and
displaying an updated EPG with the updated thumbnails resulting from the navigational input.

US Pat. No. 9,318,963

SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER WITH SECONDARY TO PRIMARY MESSAGING

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A switching power converter, comprising:
a transformer isolating a primary side of the switching power converter from a secondary side of the switching power converter,
the transformer including a primary winding coupled to an input and a secondary winding coupled to an output of the switching
power converter;

a first primary side switch coupled to the primary winding of the transformer, the first primary side switch to control current
flow through the primary winding based on switching of the first primary side switch;

a primary side controller to control switching of the first primary side switch to regulate the output of the switching power
converter based on primary-side sensing, and to select between a normal mode and a messaging mode, the primary side controller
to detect digital messages generated on the secondary side during the messaging mode based on primary side sensing of current
through the primary winding.

US Pat. No. 9,318,483

REVERSE BLOCKING TRANSISTOR DEVICE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A transistor device comprising at least one transistor cell, the at least one transistor cell comprising:
a drift region, a source region, a body region arranged between the source region and the drift region, and a drain region,
wherein the drift region is arranged between the body region and the drain region;

a gate electrode adjacent the body region and dielectrically insulated from the body region by a gate dielectric;
a channel region of a doping type complementary to a doping type of the drain region that is arranged between the drift region
and the drain region;

a drift control region adjacent the drift region and dielectrically insulated from the drift region and the channel region
by a drift control region dielectric; and

a first switch coupled between the drift control region and the drain region.

US Pat. No. 9,318,090

DOWNLINK TONE DETECTION AND ADAPTATION OF A SECONDARY PATH RESPONSE MODEL IN AN ADAPTIVE NOISE CANCELING SYSTEM

CIRRUS LOGIC, INC., Aust...

1. A personal audio device, comprising:
a personal audio device housing;
a transducer mounted on the housing for reproducing an audio signal including both source audio for playback to a listener
and an anti-noise signal for countering the effects of ambient audio sounds in an acoustic output of the transducer;

a reference microphone mounted on the housing for providing a reference microphone signal indicative of the ambient audio
sounds;

an error microphone mounted on the housing in proximity to the transducer for providing an error microphone signal indicative
of the acoustic output of the transducer and the ambient audio sounds at the transducer; and

a processing circuit that generates the anti-noise signal from the reference microphone signal by adapting a first adaptive
filter to reduce the presence of the ambient audio sounds heard by the listener in conformity with an error signal and the
reference microphone signal, wherein the processing circuit implements a secondary path adaptive filter having a secondary
path response that shapes the source audio and a combiner that removes the source audio from the error microphone signal to
provide the error signal, wherein the processing circuit detects a frequency-dependent characteristic of the source audio
that is independent of the ambient audio sounds using frequency selective filtering of the source audio and takes action to
prevent improper generation of the anti-noise signal in response to detecting the characteristic of the source audio.

US Pat. No. 9,317,761

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING VEIN PATTERNS FROM A COLOUR IMAGE

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method of determining vein patterns from a colour image for personal identification, the method comprising:
forming a counterpart of the colour image by applying a functional relationship obtained from optimization on the colour image,
wherein the counterpart of the colour image comprises the vein patterns,

wherein the functional relationship is formulated using a model modelling colour image and a counterpart of the modelling
colour image, wherein the counterpart of the modelling colour image comprises modelling vein patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,316,519

SAMPLE CAPTURE ASSURANCE FOR SAMPLE BOTTLES

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An arrangement for determining a state of a sample bottle, comprising:
an external housing defining an interior space;
a fluid chamber configured to hold a fluid obtained from an environment, the fluid chamber within the external housing and
the interior space;

a separation piston positioned at one end of the fluid chamber, the separation piston configured to move from a first position
to a second position;

a closure device configured to establish a closure of the fluid chamber;
a central rod positioned within the external housing, the central rod configured to interface with the separation piston and
move the separation piston from the first position to the second position;

a protrusion extending from the central rod, the protrusion extending into a flowline; and
a limit switch located at a peripheral end of the protrusion, the limit switch configured to limit movement of the central
rod when the limit switch is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,316,503

METHOD, SERVER, AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING NAVIGATION INFORMATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for obtaining navigation information, comprising:
receiving, by a backend server, a public account ID registration, wherein the backend server supports instant communications
among a plurality of client devices;

corresponding, by the backend server, a public account database with the public account ID;
receiving, by the backend server, a first obtaining request of a client device, the first obtaining request at least containing
navigation key information and the public account ID;

according to the public account ID, determining, by the backend server, a target public account database, wherein the target
public account database is the public account database corresponding to the public account ID, the target public account database
comprising the navigation key information and corresponding navigation information;

according to the navigation key information, obtaining, by the backend server, navigation information corresponding to the
navigation key information from the target public account database; and

sending, by the backend server, the obtained navigation information to the client device to display the obtained navigation
information as an incoming communication message.

US Pat. No. 9,315,507

COMPOUNDS AS HIF-1ALPHAINHIBITORS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF

Dongguk University Indust...

1. A compound represented by Formula I,
or pharmaceutically acceptable base or acid addition salt, hydrate or solvate thereof,
wherein,
R1 represents hydrogen, methyl, fluoro or chloro;

R2 represents hydrogen or methyl;

R3 represents,


wherein,
Rb represents hydrogen, (S)-methyl or (R)-methyl;

Rc represents hydrogen, methyl, isopropyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl(Boc), hydroxyethyl or propynyl; and

n represents 1, 2 or 3,
provided that when both R1 and R2 represent hydrogen, R3 represents:


US Pat. No. 9,315,848

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FOR DETECTING CELL DYSPLASIA AND GENETIC ALTERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LUNG CANCER

TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEV...

1. A method of differentiating between a test subject having lung cancer associated with a mutation in Epidermal Growth Factor
Receptor (EGFR) and subjects having lung cancer associated with a genetic alteration selected from a mutation in KRAS, an
ALK-ELM4 translocation and CMET amplification, the method comprising the steps of:
a) obtaining a breath sample from the test subject;
b) determining a level of at least one volatile organic compound associated with lung cancer in the breath sample; and
c) comparing the level of the at least one volatile organic compound from the breath sample with the level of said at least
one volatile organic compound in a negative control sample of cells not having a mutation in EGFR, whereby a significantly
different level of said at least one volatile organic compound in the breath sample as compared to the level of said compound
in the negative control sample is indicative of the presence of mutation in EGFR.

US Pat. No. 9,318,949

AC-TO-DC POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND POWER CONTROL STRUCTURE AND METHOD THEREOF

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A power supply apparatus, comprising:
an AC-to-DC converter, configured to receive an AC input voltage, and convert the AC input voltage in response to a driving
signal, so as to generate a DC output voltage; and

a control unit, connected to the AC-to-DC converter, and configured to generate the driving signal to control a switching
of a main power switch in the AC-to-DC converter under an continuous current mode (CCM) or an boundary current mode (BCM),
wherein the control unit comprises:

a sampling circuit, configured to sample a rectified voltage relating to the AC input voltage, so as to provide and output
a sampling signal;

an output feedback circuit, configured to provide and output an output feedback signal relating to an output of the AC-to-DC
converter;

a multiplying circuit, configured to multiply the sampling signal by the output feedback signal, so as to provide and output
a product signal;

a signal modulation circuit, configured to perform a signal modulation on the product signal, so as to generate the driving
signal; and

an amplitude-limiting circuit, connected between the sampling circuit and the multiplying circuit or between the multiplying
circuit and the signal modulation circuit, and configured to perform an amplitude-limiting process on an output of the sampling
circuit or an output of the multiplying circuit, so as to limit a peak voltage level of the output of either the sampling
circuit or the multiplying circuit at a constant voltage, wherein an output of the amplitude-limiting circuit is equivalent
to the sampling signal if the sampling signal of the output of either the sampling circuit or the multiplying circuit is less
than the constant voltage, while the output of the amplitude-limiting circuit is equivalent to the constant voltage if the
sampling signal of the output of either the sampling circuit or the multiplying circuit is greater than the constant voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,317,073

DEVICE OFF-PLANE SURFACE TOUCH ACTIVATION

Rakuten Kobo Inc., Toron...

1. A computing device comprising:
a housing;
a display assembly including a screen, wherein the housing at least partially circumvents the screen so that the screen is
viewable;

a touch sensor provided with a portion of the housing having a different planar orientation than a remainder of the housing;
and

a processor provided within the housing, the processor operating to:
detect a first user interaction with the touch sensor when rendering paginated content of an e-book;
interpret the first user interaction as a page transition input that is indicative of a particular page transition value and
of a selection of a page transition type from multiple possible page transition types; and

execute one or more operations to transition rendering of the paginated content based on the indicated page transition value
and the selection of the page transition type.

US Pat. No. 9,320,105

LED LIGHT CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. An apparatus for selecting one of a plurality of color shows, the system comprising:
at least one light source with decode circuitry, wherein the at least one light source includes a plurality of individual
LEDs;

an enclosure;
a circuit assembly housed within the enclosure, the circuit assembly including at least one switch;
an overlay coupled to the enclosure, the overlay indicating the available plurality of color shows from which a user may select;
a microcontroller included in the circuit assembly, the microcontroller in communication with the at least one switch;
a triac circuit included in the circuit assembly, the triac circuit in communication with the microcontroller, the microcontroller
controlling the at least one light source using the triac circuit in response to the position of the at least one switch by
outputting a specific number of voltage pulses to the triac circuit, the triac circuit truncating an AC power source to output
a specific number of AC truncations based on the specific number of voltage pulses, the specific number of AC truncations
interpreted by the decode circuitry of the at least one light source as a desired color show of the plurality of color shows,
and the decode circuitry controlling the at least one light source to produce light output based on the interpretation in
order to generate the desired color show by turning on at least one of the plurality of individual LEDs within the at least
one light source; and

a current sensing circuit in communication with the microcontroller, the current sensing circuit configured to convert magnetic
energy to a voltage proportional to the current of the truncated AC power source, wherein the microcontroller controls the
at least one light source using the triac circuit in response to the current sensing circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,319,215

METHOD OF PROCESSING IN RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREOF

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method of processing in random access procedure, the method comprising:
responsive to a Preamble transmitted by a random access node being detected by a base station, the base station starting a
timer, the base station or every one of a number of transparent relay stations or both calculating a Timing Alignment (TA)
according to the Preamble, and the base station transmitting the TA calculated by the base station to the random access node
in a random access response before the expiration of the timer;

the base station receiving random access detection information reported from at least one of the transparent relay stations;
the base station, at the expiration of the timer, selecting one of the transparent relay stations or the base station as a
service node for the random access node;

the base station receiving an uplink signaling transmitted by the random access node after an uplink timing advance is adjusted
by the random access node according to the Timing Alignment (TA) calculated by the base station;

responsive to one of the transparent relay stations being selected as the service node, the base station notifying the random
access node of an access condition in a contention resolution message sent through the selected service node to the random
access node;

responsive to the base station being selected as the service node, the base station notifying the random access node of the
access condition in a contention resolution message sent to the random access node without relaying through the transparent
relay stations;

wherein the contention resolution message includes a collision detection result determined from identification information
in the uplink signaling transmitted by the random access node; and

wherein the random access node performs an access procedure based on the access condition and the collision detection result.

US Pat. No. 9,318,467

MULTI-DIE WIREBOND PACKAGES WITH ELONGATED WINDOWS

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A microelectronic package, comprising:
a substrate having first and second opposed surfaces, each extending in a first direction and a second direction transverse
to the first direction, the substrate having a first opening extending between the first and second surfaces and defining
first and second distinct parts each elongated along a first common axis extending in the first direction;

first and second microelectronic elements each having respective front surfaces facing the first surface of the substrate
and spaced apart from one another and a column of contacts at the respective front surface, the first and second microelectronic
elements each having a lateral edge extending in the second direction, the lateral edge of the first microelectronic element
confronting the lateral edge of the second microelectronic element, the column of contacts of the first microelectronic element
aligned with the first part of the first opening and extending in the first direction, the column of contacts of the second
microelectronic element aligned with the second part of the first opening and extending in the first direction;

a plurality of terminals exposed at the second surface, the terminals configured for connecting the microelectronic package
to at least one component external to the microelectronic package;

first electrical connections extending from at least some of the contacts of the first microelectronic element to at least
some of the terminals; and

second electrical connections extending from at least some of the contacts of the second microelectronic element to at least
some of the terminals.