US Pat. No. 9,322,857

DETERMINING THE ENERGY YIELD LOSS OF A WIND TURBINE

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for determining an energy yield loss of a first wind turbine of a wind farm comprising a plurality of wind turbines,
the method comprising:
operating the first wind turbine in a reduced energy yield mode that is outside an energy-optimized normal operating mode;
determining a reduced energy yield of the first wind turbine;
selecting at least one second wind turbine according to a predeterminable criterion;
determining the energy yield of the at least one second wind turbine; and
determining an energy yield potential of the first wind turbine depending upon the energy yield of the at least one second
wind turbine,

determining a difference between the energy yield potential of the first wind turbine and the determined reduced energy yield.

US Pat. No. 9,321,817

HSP20 INHIBITS AMYLOIDOGENESIS AND NEUROTOXICITY

1. An isolated and purified polypeptide comprising a portion of an ?-crystallin polypeptide comprising one or more ?-pleated
sheets that at least one of inhibits neurotoxicity, inhibits amyloidogenesis, or stabilizes hsp20, and is selected from SEQ
ID NOs: 18 to 20.

US Pat. No. 9,322,419

CENTRAL VALVE FOR PIVOT MOTOR ACTUATOR

Hilite Germany GmbH, Mar...

1. A central valve for a pivot motor actuator, the central valve comprising:
a housing tube including a first operating connection, a supply connection, a second operating connection and a tank drain
connection;

a piston enveloped by the housing tube and moveable relative to the housing tube,
wherein the first operating connection is formed by at least one first radial recess and the second operating connection is
formed by at least one second radial recess,

wherein the at least one first radial recess is arranged at a first axial distance from a first end of the housing tube and
the at least one second radial recess is arranged at a second axial distance from the first end of the housing tube,

wherein the first axial distance is different from the second axial distance,
wherein the first operating connection is connected with the supply connection and the second operating connection is connected
with the tank drain connection in a first position of the piston,

wherein the piston is positioned in a center in a second position of the piston, and
wherein the second operating connection is connected with the supply connection and the first operating connection is connected
with the tank drain connection in a third position of the piston,

wherein the piston includes at least one first check valve on its outside, wherein the at least one first check valve opens
a flow path from the first operating connection to the second operating connection between an outside of the piston and an
inside of the housing tube when the piston is in its third position and the first operating connection is provided with a
pressure which exceeds a first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,321,454

METHOD FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a vehicle, comprising:
specifying a time-related target power demand for the vehicle to an internal combustion engine powering the vehicle, the time-related
target power demand being dependent on a vehicle diagnosis to be carried out on the internal combustion engine;

switching in an additional powering device for the vehicle in addition to the internal combustion engine when a time-related
actual power demand of the vehicle on the internal combustion engine deviates from the time-related target power demand;

estimating the time-related actual power demand of the internal combustion engine on a route to be driven with the vehicle;
scheduling the vehicle diagnosis to be carried out based on a probability that a difference between the time-related actual
power demand and the time-related target power demand can be compensated for by switching in the additional powering device
in addition to the internal combustion engine; and

prohibiting vehicle diagnosis when the probability falls below a predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,323,979

FACE RECOGNITION PERFORMANCE USING ADDITIONAL IMAGE FEATURES

Digitaloptics Corporation...

1. A method of recognizing a face in an acquired digital image, comprising:
receiving a first acquired image;
detecting, using a processor, a first face region within the first acquired image having a given size and a respective location
within the first acquired image;

extracting first faceprint data from the first face region;
determining whether the first faceprint data matches stored faceprint data that is stored in a database with a first identifier,
wherein the first identifier identifies a first person corresponding to the stored faceprint data;

extracting first peripheral region data around the first face region;
in response to determining that the first faceprint data matches the stored faceprint data, displaying the first identifier
next to the first face region;

receiving a second acquired image that has a second face region;
extracting second peripheral region data around the second face region;
comparing the first peripheral region data and the second peripheral region data;
determining whether the first peripheral region data matches the second peripheral region data;
in response to determining that the first peripheral region data matches the second peripheral region data, using the second
face region to at least temporarily identify the first person, and

associating the second face region with the first identifier even if a variation exists between the first faceprint data that
is included in the first face region and second faceprint data that is included in the second face region.

US Pat. No. 9,321,320

RIDE PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION IN AN ACTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle suspension for a wheel via a controller, the method comprising:
repeatedly calculating a vertical velocity of the wheel until the vertical velocity exceeds a first velocity threshold;
in response to the vertical velocity exceeding the first velocity threshold, initiating a timer and maintaining a damping
level of an adjustable damping mechanism of the vehicle suspension at an initial value while repeatedly recalculating the
vertical velocity of the wheel until a recalculated vertical velocity exceeds a second velocity threshold; and

in response to the recalculated vertical velocity exceeding the second velocity threshold before the timer exceeds a first
time threshold, sending an adjustment signal to the adjustable damping mechanism of the vehicle suspension to increase the
damping level of the suspension.

US Pat. No. 9,323,414

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for controlling a device having a user interface by which functions of the device are controlled, comprising:
dividing the functions into categories and the categories into subcategories;
representing the categories by primary regions on the user interface, the primary regions arranged in a schema and physically
containing elements which each represent a subcategory of a category of one of the primary regions;

responding to a selection of an element by expanding only one primary region by displaying a secondary region, such that the
one primary region is physically expanded by the secondary region, the secondary region being a region in which control elements
are displayed for at least one function which is associated with an associated subcategory that is represented by the element
selected, wherein an entire display area of the one primary region and all the elements contained in the primary region remain
displayed when the one primary region is physically expanded by the secondary region and displaying the secondary region includes
using an animation that pushes remaining primary regions from the user interface; and

controlling the at least one function by way of the control elements.

US Pat. No. 9,320,843

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD CIRCUIT FOR THE DETECTION OF AIR BUBBLES

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. A device for monitoring an extracorporeal blood circuit in which a blood pump is disposed to convey blood, comprising:
an apparatus adapted to detect an occurrence of air bubbles in blood that flows in the extracorporeal blood circuit,
an apparatus adapted to measure a negative pressure in the extracorporeal blood circuit upstream of the blood pump, and
a processing unit programmed to deduce a first defective condition when the apparatus adapted to detect the occurrence of
air bubbles in the extracorporeal blood circuit detects air bubbles and the measured negative pressure is above a predetermined
limit value for the negative pressure, and/or a second defective condition when the apparatus adapted to detect the occurrence
of air bubbles in the extracorporeal blood circuit detects air bubbles and the measured negative pressure is below the predetermined
limit value for the negative pressure,

wherein the first defective condition differs from the second defective condition.

US Pat. No. 9,322,071

METHOD FOR THE CONCENTRATION AND DETECTION OF VIRUS

Korea Basic Science Insti...

1. A method for concentrating virus, comprising the steps of:
(A) adding a Concanavalin A to a sample solution containing a virus and reacting the added Concanavalin A with the virus to
form a virus—Concanavalin A conjugate; and

(B) separating the virus-Concanavalin A conjugate from the sample solution, wherein said virus is norovirus or hepatitis A
virus.

US Pat. No. 9,322,952

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING RAIN ON A WINDSHIELD

1. A method for detecting rain on a windshield, comprising:
detecting vibrations on the windshield, caused by rain, with a piezoelectric sensor, the vibrations being detected via at
least one wiper blade of a windshield wiper system, and via a coupling between the at least one wiper blade and the windshield,

determining a sensor value from the output of the piezoelectric sensor, which depends on the degree of wetting or raindrops
hitting the windshield,

comparing the sensor value with known vibration profiles, and
determining the environmental condition on the windshield, caused by the rain, from said comparing;
wherein at least one additional sensor value is detected, wherein an optical signal is sent out, the optical signal is reflected
on the windshield in a predetermined detection range, the reflected optical signal is detected, and a differential value is
derived from the transmitted and detected signal, based upon which the degree of wetting is determined for the windshield.

US Pat. No. 9,325,352

CONTROL ARCHITECTURES FOR RF TRANSCEIVERS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transceiver comprising:
a plurality of independently controlled components, each independently controlled component including a programmable digital
portion;

a unit controller in the programmable digital portion of each independently controlled component, each unit controller associated
with each of the plurality of independently controlled components including a programmable processor component configured
to receive and to execute state transition information;

an interface component including a baseband interface configured to couple to a baseband processor; and
a bus and distribution system comprising a plurality of dedicated bus systems to allow the independently controlled components
to operate more efficiently than over a single bus, the plurality of dedicated bus systems including:

a time accurate strobe distribution system configured to provide command instructions to each of the unit controllers and
a central processing sub-system; and

a global time distribution system, distinct from the time accurate strobe distribution system, configured to provide a timing
signal to the central processing sub-system and each unit controller, the timing signal synchronizes the central processing
sub-system and each unit controller.

US Pat. No. 9,321,278

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PANELS HAVING A DECORATIVE SURFACE

UNILIN, BVBA, Wielsbeke ...

1. A method for manufacturing panels having a decorative surface, wherein the panels include a substrate and a top layer,
and the top layer includes a paper layer having a printed pattern, the method comprising:
providing the paper layer with thermosetting resin; and
providing the resin provided paper layer with at least a portion of the printed pattern;
wherein providing the portion of the printed pattern involves depositing pigment containing inks on the paper layer using
a digital inkjet printer;

wherein the pigments contained in the ink are color pigments;
wherein the digital inkjet printer includes print heads with nozzles, and the depositing involves firing the pigment containing
ink from the nozzles onto the resin provided paper layer; and

wherein the dry weight of the total volume of the pigment containing inks deposited on the paper layer and contained in the
portion of the printed pattern is lower than 15 grams per square meter.

US Pat. No. 9,321,061

POWDER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLOUR CHANGE IN A POWDER SUPPLY SYSTEM

NORDSON CORPORATION, Wes...

1. Powder supply system for supplying powder to a powder spray device, comprising
a support structure including at least one support arm;
a powder supply hopper including a body attached to the at least one support arm and a lid independently attached to the at
least one support arm;

a powder fluidizing device for fluidizing powder positioned in the powder supply hopper;
a powder pump for conveying powder from the powder supply hopper to the spray device; and
at least one conduit for connecting to the pump and discharging to the spray device;
characterized in that the lid is pivotably mounted to the support structure, so that the lid is movable between a first open
position and a second closed position, in which the lid closes a top opening of the powder supply hopper;

wherein the lid is pivotably mounted to the support structure by means of a pivoting and lifting mechanism which is adapted
to allow the lid to be pivoted from the first open position into the second closed position and lower the lid towards the
powder supply hopper, to close the top opening, and to lift the lid upwardly from the powder supply hopper, to open the top
opening.

US Pat. No. 9,323,310

MOBILE CLIENT DEVICE, OPERATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a touch panel;
a near field communication interface circuit; and
circuitry configured to
scan the touch panel intermittently when the information processing apparatus is in a suspended state to receive an input
at the touch panel;

detect that the input received at the touch panel corresponds to a predetermined input when the information processing apparatus
is in the suspended state; and

control the information processing apparatus to execute a predetermined function via the near field communication interface
circuit and awake from the suspended state upon detecting that the input corresponds to the predetermined input.

US Pat. No. 9,325,706

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR DETERMINING AN ORIGINATOR OF A NETWORK PACKET USING BIOMETRIC INFORMATION

Scenera Mobile Technologi...

1. A method for associating a network packet with biometric information for a user, the method comprising:
identifying biometric identification information for a user of a network device;
including an identifier of the biometric identification information in at least one of a header and a trailer of a network
packet without including biometric identification information in a payload of the network packet; and

sending the packet via a network, wherein the identifier identifies the network packet as having originated from the user.

US Pat. No. 9,325,358

METHOD FOR REDUCING SECOND ORDER DISTORTION IN HARMONIC REJECTION MIXER

IMEC, Leuven (BE) Renesa...

1. A method for reducing second order intermodulation distortion in a harmonic rejection mixer arranged for down-converting
a radio frequency signal to an in-phase and a quadrature baseband signal, the harmonic rejection mixer including a plurality
of mixers arranged for multiplying the radio frequency signal with a plurality of local oscillator signals, each local oscillator
signal having a different phase with respect to the other local oscillator signals, thereby obtaining a plurality of down-converted
signals having different phases with respect to each other, a plurality of amplifiers arranged for amplifying each down-converted
signal with an amplification factor depending on its phase, and a plurality of summing means for summing the plurality of
amplified down-converted signals to produce the in-phase and the quadrature baseband signals, the method comprising:
adjusting an output current of a first mixer, to reduce the second order intermodulation distortion in the quadrature baseband
signal to a first value, wherein the first mixer is not contributing to the reconstruction of the in-phase baseband signal;
and

adjusting an output current of a second mixer, to reduce the second order intermodulation distortion in the in-phase baseband
signal to a second value, wherein the second mixer is not contributing to the reconstruction of the quadrature baseband signal.

US Pat. No. 9,322,003

CLONING, EXPRESSION AND USE OF ACID PHOSPHOLIPASES

AB ENZYMES GMBH, Darmsta...

1. An isolated, synthetic, non-natural polypeptide with phospholipase activity essentially without lipase activity selected
from the group consisting of:
a) a polypeptide having the sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 2,
b) a polypeptide having a sequence that has at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 2, and
c) a polypeptide which is coded for by a nucleic acid sequence which hybridizes under stringent conditions with
(i) a DNA sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1,
(ii) a DNA sequence comprising the coding sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1,
(iii) a DNA sequence that codes for a protein sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 2, or
(iv) a complementary strand of (i), (ii) or (iii), wherein said DNA sequences hybridize at 65° C., 18 h in dextran sulphate
solution, subsequent washing of the filter for 30 min, respectively, at first with 6× saline-sodium citrate (SSC), twice 2×SSC,
twice 2×SSC, 0.1% SDS, and with 0.2×SSC at 65° C.

US Pat. No. 9,325,218

LAMINATED ROTOR BALANCING PROVISIONS

General Electric Company,...

1. A rotor comprising:
a plurality of axially stacked laminations,
wherein each lamination thereof includes a plurality of radially extending slots arranged about a circumference, and the plurality
of radially extending slots in each lamination are aligned with the plurality of radially extending slots in the other axially
stacked laminations;

a stud member passing longitudinally through at least one hole in the plurality of stacked laminations;
a coil stack positioned within fewer than all of the plurality of radially extending slots;
a balance member disposed in each radially extending slot in the plurality of radially extending slots that does not have
a coil positioned therein;

a wedge disposed in each of the plurality of radially extending slots at a radially outward end thereof; and
a radially inward extending hole which extends through the wedge and at least partially through the balance member.

US Pat. No. 9,326,422

TECHNIQUES FOR COMPUTING DEVICE COOLING USING A SELF-PUMPING FLUID

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
one or more heat-generating components;
a housing forming a cavity including the one or more heat-generating components;
a self-pumping cooling fluid arranged in the cavity, the self-pumping cooling fluid comprising a slurry of microencapsulated
phase change material (mPCM) particles suspended in a working fluid and arranged to circulate throughout the cavity; and

a fluid container arranged inside the cavity to contain the self-pumping cooling fluid, the fluid container arranged to funnel
the mPCM particles to a position near the one or more heat-generating components.

US Pat. No. 9,325,083

ELECTRIC WIRE WITH TERMINAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an electric wire having a conductor made of one of aluminum and an aluminum alloy, and an insulating coating covering the
conductor; and

a terminal having a connecting portion that is compression heated and to which an exposed conductor of the electric wire is
connected, the exposed conductor being exposed at a terminal end of the electric wire, wherein

the connecting portion is formed by compressing while heating a tubular part of the terminal in a condition in which the exposed
conductor is inserted into the tubular part and at a temperature between 300° C. and 500° C., and

wherein
a cross-sectional area of the connecting portion is 30% to 70% of a cross-sectional area of a portion corresponding to the
connecting portion before the connecting portion is compression heated.

US Pat. No. 9,321,720

PROCESS FOR PREPARING ISOCYANATES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing isocyanates, which comprises the steps of:
(a) providing at least one amine-comprising feed stream and at least one phosgene-comprising feed stream,
(b) mixing the feed streams to form at least one reaction mixture in a mixing zone,
(c) reacting the at least one reaction mixture in a reaction zone to obtain a product mixture, and
(d) working up the product mixture obtained from (c),
wherein
(i) the mixing zone is made up of at least two independently regulatable trains which each comprise at least one mixing unit
and are connected in parallel; or

(ii) the mixing zone and the reaction zone are made up of at least two independently regulatable trains which each comprise
at least one mixing unit and at least one reaction unit and are connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,323,690

ADJUNCT COMPONENT TO PROVIDE FULL VIRTUALIZATION USING PARAVIRTUALIZED HYPERVISORS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

11. A computer system for facilitating translation of guest memory address, said computer system comprising:
a memory; and
a processor in communications with the memory, wherein the computer system is configured to perform a method, said method
comprising:

obtaining, by an adjunct component, an indication of an address translation fault related to the guest memory address, the
address translation fault being a fault in translating the guest memory address to a host memory address and being based on
an attempted host level translation of the guest memory address to a host memory address, the adjunct component being separate
and distinct from a guest operating system and executing on a processor of a system configuration, the system configuration
comprising the guest operating system supported by a hypervisor, the hypervisor being a paravirtualized hypervisor configured
such that the hypervisor relies, in part, on guest operating systems to provide host level translation information indicating
translations of guest memory addresses to host memory addresses; and

based on obtaining the indication of the address translation fault, providing, by the adjunct component to the hypervisor,
address translation information to enable successful performance of a host translation of the guest memory address.

US Pat. No. 9,323,556

PROGRAMMATIC EVENT DETECTION AND MESSAGE GENERATION FOR REQUESTS TO EXECUTE PROGRAM CODE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for providing event messages for requests to execute program code on a virtual compute system, the system comprising:
an electronic data store configured to store at least programmatic event handling information related to a program code of
a user; and

an event triggering computing system comprising one or more hardware computing devices executing specific computer-executable
instructions said event triggering computing system in communication with a message queue system, the event triggering computing
system configured to at least:

detect an event on the event triggering computing system, wherein the event is detected at a first time;
determine, based on the programmatic event handling information related to the program code of the user, whether the event
is designated to trigger execution of the program code of the user on the virtual compute system, said programmatic event
handling information accessed from the electronic data store, wherein the virtual compute system is configured to begin executing
the program code at a second time, wherein a time period determined as a difference between the first time and the second
time is shorter than a predetermined duration;

in response to determining that the event is designated to trigger execution of the program code of the user, generate an
event message based at least in part on the programmatic event handling information related to the program code of the user
accessed from the electronic data store, wherein the event message comprises at least a user account identifier and programmatic
information organized in a schema usable for execution of the program code on behalf of the user on a container on an instance
on the virtual compute system, said programmatic information indicating at least (1) a function of the program code to execute
in response to the detected event and (2) one or more event message parameters for execution of the program code; and

provide the event message to an intermediary message queue system, wherein the intermediary message queue system is further
in communication with the virtual compute system.

US Pat. No. 9,321,526

COMPOUND HELICOPTER

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A compound helicopter comprising:
a fuselage with an upper side, a lower side opposed to the upper side, a left hand side, a right hand side, and a transverse
axis extending from the left hand side to the right hand side;

at least one engine disposed on the upper side of the fuselage;
a main rotor mounted to the upper side of the fuselage at the transverse axis, the main rotor being driven by the at least
one engine;

a first fixed wing mounted on the left hand side and a second fixed wing mounted on the right hand side of the fuselage; and
a respective longitudinally oriented propulsion device mounted to each of the fixed wings at a respective tip of each of the
fixed wings, the fixed wings encompassing encompassing each a respective drive shaft from the at least one engine, wherein:

each fixed wing comprises a lower main wing and an upper secondary;
wing, and the upper secondary wing is anhedral;
the upper secondary wing and the lower main wing of each fixed wing are connected to each other within an interconnection
region;

each respective propulsion device is arranged at the respective interconnection region of the respective fixed wing aft of
the transverse axis, the propulsion devices including propellers in pusher configuration, the propellers being arranged aft
of respective trailing edges of the respective fixed wings; and

and the upper secondary wings house the respective drive shafts from the at least one engine.

US Pat. No. 9,325,213

MOTOR CONNECTING MEMBER AND MOTOR DEVICE

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A motor connecting member, which connects a motor winding wound around an annular stator core and a terminal block, comprising:
a terminal to be connected to the terminal block;
a winding connecting portion to be connected to the motor winding; and
an extended portion extending between the terminal and the winding connecting portion,
wherein the extended portion is made by plastically deforming a single wire having a circular cross section, and is curved
in a circular arc shape in at least one portion between the terminal and the winding connecting portion,

wherein the extended portion integrally includes a curved portion curved in an arc shape, a first straight portion extending
linearly on a terminal-side of the curved portion, and a second straight portion extending linearly on a winding connecting
portion-side of the curved portion, the second straight portion and the first straight portion being arranged transversely
with respect to a radial direction of the stator core,

wherein the curved portion comprises a narrower conductor width in a radial direction than a diameter of the single wire before
the plastic deformation,

wherein the curved portion comprises a narrower conductor width when viewed in an axial direction of the stator core than
a diameter of the first straight portion and a diameter of the second straight portion.

US Pat. No. 9,326,427

PANEL FOR VENTILATION AND NOISE REDUCTION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a panel for ventilation and noise reduction comprising:
punching or cutting, according to a plurality of preset ventilation hole areas, a part of edges of every ventilation hole
area on each of a left part and a right part of the panel to form a plurality of bendable parts;

bending every formed bendable part along an uncut edge of every preset ventilation hole area to form ventilation holes,
wherein every formed bendable part acts as a sound insulation board,
wherein every sound insulation board is located in a propagation path of exhaust air from an interior of an electronic device
to the ventilation holes such that the propagation path of the exhaust air is obstructed by one or more of the sound insulation
boards and at least a part of the exhaust air is prevented from passing through the ventilation holes, wherein an amount of
sound passing through the ventilation holes resulting from noise originating in the interior of the electronic device is reduced
by the one or more of the sound insulation boards

wherein every ventilation hole on the left part of the panel and every ventilation hole on the right part of the panel are
located at positions that are staggered relative to each other; and

bending the panel according to a preset shape so that the panel protrudes externally relative to the electronic device after
the panel is installed on a ventilation port of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,322,351

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH AN EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A method for operating an internal combustion engine with an exhaust gas cleaning system that includes at least one catalytic
or filter-effective exhaust gas cleaning component, where, in connection with a cold start or a warm-up of the internal combustion
engine, the internal combustion engine is operated with a cold start engine operation method for heating up the exhaust gas
cleaning component, the cold start engine operation method having predefined values for predefined internal combustion operation
variables, comprising:
estimating an HC storage amount of hydrocarbons stored in one or more of the at least one exhaust gas cleaning component;
and

activating the cold start engine operation method when the estimate indicates that the HC storage amount exceeds a predefined
HC storage amount limit value, wherein the cold start engine operation method comprises

controlling operation of the internal combustion engine using predefined values for internal combustion engine operation variables
to produce heated exhaust gas,

providing the heated exhaust gas to the at least one exhaust gas cleaning component, wherein the at least one exhaust gas
cleaning component is heated by the heated exhaust gas, wherein predefined values for the internal combustion engine operation
variables produce a heating gradient of the heating of the at least one exhaust gas cleaning component in a predefined desorption
temperature range that falls below a predefined heating gradient maximum value, and

wherein the predefined desorption temperature range is where a desorption of hydrocarbons stored in the exhaust gas cleaning
component takes place and is below a start-up temperature of the heated at least one exhaust gas cleaning component.

US Pat. No. 9,326,429

ACTIVELY CONTROLLING COOLANT-COOLED COLD PLATE CONFIGURATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling apparatus comprising:
a coolant-cooled cold plate configured to couple to at least one electronic component to be cooled, the coolant-cooled cold
plate comprising at least one coolant-carrying channel internal to the coolant-cooled cold plate and at least one internal
plate within the coolant-cooled cold plate; and

a controller configured to dynamically vary an internal physical configuration of the coolant-cooled cold plate based on a
monitored variable associated with at least one of the coolant-cooled cold plate or the at least one electronic component
to be cooled by the coolant-cooled cold plate, wherein the dynamically varying the internal physical configuration comprises
changing location of the at least one internal plate within the coolant-cooled cold plate to dynamically reconfigure the at
least one coolant-carrying channel within the coolant-cooled cold plate and thereby alter at least one of thermal or fluid
dynamic performance of the coolant-cooled cold plate cooling the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,326,420

SERVER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A server, comprising:
a chassis, a backplane with a ventilation opening, a rear board, a first air ducting apparatus, a third air ducting apparatus,
and a first fan module, wherein:

the backplane, the rear board, the first air ducting apparatus, and the first fan module are located in the chassis;
the backplane is located in the middle of the chassis, and the rear board is connected to a rear side of the backplane in
a pluggable manner;

the first fan module is disposed side by side with the rear board along a horizontal direction, and is connected to the rear
side of the backplane in a pluggable manner;

the first fan module comprises: a fan and a second air ducting apparatus; and through rotation of the fan and cooperation
between the second air ducting apparatus and the first air ducting apparatus, air that enters from the front of the backplane
through the ventilation opening on the backplane turns towards the rear board and then flows out of the chassis after passing
through the first fan module, so as to dissipate heat of a component on the rear board; and

the third air ducting apparatus is disposed inside the chassis and located on one side of the first fan module, the third
air ducting apparatus comprising an elastic apparatus to cause the third air ducting apparatus to spring up after the first
fan module is removed from the chassis, the third air ducting apparatus being positioned, after the first fan module is removed,
to direct air that enters from the front of the backplane to turn towards the rear board, so as to dissipate the heat of the
component on the rear board.

US Pat. No. 9,326,282

ADJUSTMENT OF ACCESS PARAMETERS BASED ON THE CODEC ASSOCIATED WITH A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a wireless communication device (WCD), a codec that is associated with the WCD in a given coverage area of
a radio access network (RAN), wherein the RAN is configured to determine which codec is assigned to the WCD in the coverage
area when the WCD establishes a connection in the given coverage area;

using, by the WCD, the associated codec as a basis for determining a setting for each of one or more access parameters that
affect a likelihood of a successful connection by the WCD in the given coverage area when using the one or more access parameters
in an access process, wherein the setting for each of the one or more access parameters is determined such that the likelihood
of a successful connection in the given coverage area is affected in a manner correlated to quality of the associated codec;
and

operating, by the WCD, according to the determined settings for the one or more access parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,326,405

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a main body;
a cover covering apart of the main body, and movable between an open position and a closed position with respect to the main
body;

an engaged portion provided to one of the main body and the cover, wherein the engaged portion moves relatively to the other
one of the main body and the cover when the cover moves;

a rotatable member provided to the other one of the main body and the cover, the rotatable member including a stopper portion
abutted against the engaged portion so as to restrict a relative movement of the engaged portion when the cover is placed
at the closed position, the stopper portion being formed at a position away from a rotation center of the rotatable member,
wherein the rotatable member rotates to allow the relative movement of the engaged portion when the stopper portion is pushed
by the engaged portion; and

a first elastic member applying an elastic force against rotation of the rotatable member to the rotatable member.

US Pat. No. 9,326,339

LED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH CONTROL MEANS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE LED LIGHTING DEVICE

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. An LED lighting device for AC voltage supply, the device comprising:
a plurality of LEDs forming a whole chain, wherein the plurality of LEDs are divided into a plurality of LED part groups,
wherein a supply voltage with changing amplitude is presented in the LED lighting device,

the whole chain comprising a plurality of LED strands, wherein each LED strand is formed by a plurality of said LED part groups
that are arranged in series with respect to each other;

shorting links, each configured to bridge a respective LED part group of a respective LED strand; and
a control means, wherein the control means is configured to control the shorting links to place each of the plurality of LED
strands in at least two switch states, wherein the through voltage of each strand is different when said LED strand is in
the switch states, respectively

wherein the plurality of LED strands are switched electrically parallel with respect to each other; and
wherein at least one of the LED strands comprises an accumulative switching means, wherein the accumulative switching means
is electrically switched in series with the respective LED part groups of said at least one LED strand.

US Pat. No. 9,326,255

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for interference management of a home NodeB (HNB), the method comprising:
receiving from the HNB a register request including register information;
registering the HNB according to the register information;
returning to the HNB a register response indicating that the registering is successful;
receiving measurement information related to the HNB reported by a terminal;
determining an interference source HNB of the terminal according to the register information and the measurement information;
and

performing a power adjustment on the interference source HNB,
wherein the register information comprises basic information of the HNB and other information;
wherein the basic information comprises at least one of a primary scrambling code (PSC) of the HNB, a transmit power of the
HNB, an access mode, or an access control list;

wherein the other information comprises at least one of: a quality of a macro cell signal received by the HNB, a path loss
from the HNB to a macro cell, a quality of a neighbor cell signal received by the HNB, time difference information between
the HNB and the macro cell, or location information of the HNB; and

wherein the measurement information comprises at least one of: a measured PSC of the HNB, a measured signal quality, measured
time difference information between the HNB and the macro cell, or measured location information of the HNB,

wherein the determining the interference source HNB of the terminal according to the register information and the measurement
information comprises:

matching the PSC of the HNB, the time difference information between the HNB and the macro cell, the location information
of the HNB, and the quality of the macro cell signal received by the HNB in the register information with corresponding the
measured PSC of the HNB, the measured time difference information between the HNB and the macro cell, the measured location
information of the HNB, and the measured signal quality in the corresponding measurement information, and when they are matched
with each other, determining that the HNB is a target HNB, and then determining whether the target HNB is the interference
source HNB of the terminal according to the register information.

US Pat. No. 9,326,157

SUBFRAME ALIGNED LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK FOR CELLULAR IN UNLICENSED BAND

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An eNodeB comprising:
a first transceiver to transmit and receive in an unlicensed channel;
a second transceiver to transmit and receive in a licensed channel and in the unlicensed channel according to a cellular wireless
protocol; and

a controller to:
sense, via the first transceiver, an energy of the unlicensed channel over a predetermined number of one or more slits to
determine that the unlicensed channel is unoccupied, the slits defined with reference to timing information of the cellular
wireless protocol, and in response to determining that the channel is unoccupied:

schedule, via a control channel transmitted on the licensed channel, at least one User Equipment (UE) serviced by the eNodeB
to receive data in the unlicensed channel; and

transmit the data over the unlicensed channel starting at a cellular subframe boundary via the second transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,326,305

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION NODE, AND MOBILE NODE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication node comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives a binding update message generated by a mobile node that has a plurality of communication
interfaces operable to connect to a home network and a foreign network, the binding update message including a mobility option
with a flag in the mobility option set to 1 and with a care-of address field in the binding update message set to a home address
of the mobile node, when at least one of said plurality of communication interfaces is additionally connected to the home
network while another communication interface is already connected to the foreign network; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a packet to the mobile node, wherein the transmitter sets the home address as
a destination address of the packet when the communication node receives the binding update message that includes the mobility
option with the flag in the mobility option set to 1 and with the care-of address field in the binding update message set
to the home address of the mobile node.

US Pat. No. 9,324,292

SELECTING AN INTERACTION SCENARIO BASED ON AN OBJECT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a computer system and from an image capture device, an image that depicts a viewing area proximate to an electronic
display device;

processing the image, using the computer system, to detect a user in the viewing area holding an object to present the object
to the electronic display device in a manner that indicates an opt-in decision to initiate a desired interaction with the
electronic display device, wherein the electronic display device is to present information according to a plurality of interaction
scenarios; and

in response to the opt-in decision, selecting, using the computer system, an interaction scenario of the plurality of interaction
scenarios for presentation of information on the electronic display device based on the object,

wherein the object is a physical item that is held by the user.

US Pat. No. 9,321,972

ENERGY-EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY ADVANCED CONFIGURATIONS FOR NAPTHA HYDROTREATING PROCESS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of providing hydrotreated naphtha feedstocks to a refining reforming unit, the method comprising the steps of:
directly integrating a naphtha stripping process section with a naphtha splitting process section to enhance energy efficiency
of a naphtha hydrotreating process, the direct integration comprising:

providing a process-to-process heat exchanger unit receiving a bottom stream product of heavy naphtha from a naphtha splitter
and a bottom stream product from a naphtha stripper, the bottom stream product from the naphtha stripper providing heat energy
to the bottom stream product from the naphtha splitter; and

conducting reboiling of heavy naphtha bottom stream product from the naphtha splitter, the reboiling conducted utilizing naphtha
stripper bottom stream product from the naphtha stripper.

US Pat. No. 9,324,790

SELF-ALIGNED DUAL-HEIGHT ISOLATION FOR BULK FINFET

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, the method comprising:
forming a first isolation region between fins of a first group of fins and between fins of a second group of fins, the first
and second group of fins being formed in a bulk semiconductor substrate, wherein said forming said first isolation region
comprises:

conformally depositing a first dielectric layer above the bulk semiconductor substrate and between the first and second group
of fins,

forming a dummy material on a portion of said first dielectric layer that is located between said first and second group of
fins, said dummy material having a topmost surface that is coplanar with a topmost surface of the first dielectric layer that
is located atop the first and second group of fins, and

recessing exposed portions of said first dielectric layer selective to said first and second group of fins and said dummy
material; and

forming a second isolation region between the first group of fins and the second group of fins, the second isolation region
extending through a portion of the first isolation region such that the first and second isolation regions are in direct contact
and a height above the bulk semiconductor substrate of the second isolation region is greater than a height above the bulk
semiconductor substrate of the first isolation region, wherein said forming said second isolation region comprises removing
said dummy material and etching entirely through a remaining portion of said first dielectric layer and partially into said
bulk semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,326,416

STORAGE SERVER

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A storage server, suitable for installing in a case, the storage server comprising a chassis and at least one slide tray,
the at least one slide tray located inside the chassis and being stacked and overlapped with each other, each slide tray being
electrically connected to a power supply at a back end of the storage server via a first cable, the at least one slide tray
comprising:
at least one storage module disposed along two opposite sides of the slide tray and extended from a rear end to a front end
of the slide tray, the storage module comprising:

a storage backplane disposed on the slide tray; and
two pairs of storage units back-to-back aligned with each other and electrically connected to the storage backplane, the respective
storage unit being individually plugged into or pulled out from the storage backplane;

at least one thermal dissipation module disposed at a front portion of the slide tray and located at a front end of the storage
module;

an transfer board disposed at a front portion of a channel located between the at least storage module at the two opposite
sides of the slide tray, the transfer board being electrically connected to the storage backplane via a second cable and electrically
connected to the thermal dissipation module via a third cable;

a circuit board plugged into or pulled out from the transfer board at a front end of the channel and electrically connected
to the transfer board, the circuit board comprising at least one connector, the storage server expanding its storage capacity
by interconnecting the at least one connector with each other, and the storage server being connected to an external server
via the at least one connector for expanding a storage capacity of the external server; and

a power backplane disposed at a rear portion of the channel and electrically connected to the storage units via a fourth cable.

US Pat. No. 9,323,467

DATA STORAGE DEVICE STARTUP

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage device (DSD), comprising:
a disk for storing data;
a solid state memory including a non-volatile cache for storing data; and
a controller configured to:
receive a write command from a host to store data in the DSD;
determine whether the DSD is in a startup period of the DSD, wherein the host accesses boot up data from the DSD during the
startup period; and

if it is determined that the DSD is in a startup period:
store the data for the write command in the non-volatile cache of the solid state memory;
update a list to include an entry for the data for the write command, the list including entries indicating data written during
a plurality of startup periods of the DSD; and

use the list to determine whether to invalidate or delete the data for the write command in the non-volatile cache.

US Pat. No. 9,326,258

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND POWER CONTROL METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A radio communication terminal apparatus comprising:
a transmission power calculating section that calculates transmission power of a plurality of uplink channels on a plurality
of component carriers of carrier aggregation, and a plurality of antenna ports;

a power scaling detecting section that detects whether or not power scaling occurs, by detecting, using the calculated transmission
power, whether or not a total value of the transmission power of uplink channels transmitted using the plurality of component
carriers and the plurality of antenna ports exceeds maximum transmission power specific to the apparatus; and

a power scaling controlling section that performs power scaling when the power scaling detecting section has detected that
power scaling occurs, and also when a plurality of reference signals are to be transmitted using antenna ports configured
for transmission of reference signals on component carriers, the power scaling being performed in such a way that a total
scaling weight considering scaling weights for multiple-antenna transmission becomes equal between the component carriers,
or between the component carriers and between the antenna ports, on a basis of the number of antenna ports, or antenna port
positions, or antenna port numbers configured for transmission of reference signals on the component carriers; wherein,

in the power scaling controlling section, a first scaling weight is equal to 1/A, where A is the number of reference signals
to be transmitted using component carriers and antenna ports, the first scaling weight being used among the antenna ports,
and the component carriers and the antenna ports being configured for transmission of reference signals.

US Pat. No. 9,325,778

WIRELESS DATA PRIVACY MAINTAINED THROUGH A SOCIAL NETWORK

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method, comprising:
by one or more servers of a system providing an online service, sending a token to a first client computing device associated
with a first user of the online service, the token being generated by the servers based at least in part on a user identifier
of the first user;

by the servers, receiving the token from a second client computing device associated with a second user of the online service,
the token being sent to the second client computing device from the first client computing device through a wireless connection;

by the servers, verifying the token based at least in part on the user identifier of the first user and a least number of
edges traversed in a social graph from a first node corresponding to the first user to a second node corresponding to the
second user;

by the servers, determining data accessible to the second user in an event that the token is verified, wherein said determining
includes determining a list of nodes in the social graph for access to the second user, the list of nodes representing connections
common to both the first node and the second node; and

by the servers, sending to the second client computing device at least some of the data accessible to the second user.

US Pat. No. 9,325,346

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING PARITY AND FORWARDED ERROR IN BUS WIDTH CONVERSION

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method of encoding forwarded error for data bus width conversion, the method comprising:
receiving, over a first number of input buses having a first total width, input data and input forwarded error information,
wherein a first input bus of the first number of input buses has a first width;

computing system input parity information based on the input data and the input forwarded error information;
providing, over a second number of output buses having the first total width, output data based on the input data and system
output parity information based on the system input parity information, wherein a first output bus of the second number of
output buses has a second width different from the first width;

determining output parity data based on the output data;
comparing the output parity data and the system output parity information to determine whether there is an error in the output
data; and

determining whether to indicate a forwarded error output based on the comparing.

US Pat. No. 9,325,847

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTELLIGENT CALL ROUTING FOR CROSS SELL OFFER SELECTION BASED ON OPTIMIZATION PARAMETERS OR ACCOUNT-LEVEL DATA

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A....

1. A method of routing in a central server system incoming customer communications to presentations relating to products or
services predicted to be of interest to a customer, the method comprising:
pre-forming, by at least one first computer processor, at least partially a communication routing strategy for the customer,
in anticipation of at least one incoming communication from the customer, wherein the at least one incoming communication
is selected from a group consisting of telephonic calls, web-based communications, voice-over-IP communications, and real-time
text interactions, the at least partially pre-formed communication routing strategy (a) comprising data on whether to route
the at least one incoming communication to one of a plurality of cross-sell presentations associated with one or more products
or services and (b) being based on at least one of offer information relating to the one or more products or services and
customer specific information;

storing the at least partially pre-formed communication routing strategy in association with the central server system;
receiving, at the central server system, information of a customer communication including identification data that identifies
the customer for whom the communication routing strategy has been at least partially pre-formed; and

generating, by at least one second computer processor, a routing control signal for routing the customer communication to
one of said plurality of cross-sell presentations based at least in part on the at least partially pre-formed communication
routing strategy associated with the customer.

US Pat. No. 9,324,931

PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A piezoelectric device comprising:
a first electrode film;
a piezoelectric film disposed on the first electrode film; and
a second electrode film disposed on the piezoelectric film,
wherein an oxidation-reduction potential of a metal element constituting the first and second electrode films is higher than
oxidation-reduction potentials of all metal elements constituting the piezoelectric film, and

the piezoelectric film has a composition represented by formula (1) below and contains 1% by mass or less of MnO relative
to the composition

(K1-x-y-w-vNaxLiyBawSrv)m(Nb1-z-uTazZru)O3  (1)
where x, y, z, w, v, u, and m in formula (1) satisfy 0.4 0.02?u?0.11, and 0.95?m<1.2.

US Pat. No. 9,322,818

FUEL PHYSICAL PROPERTY DETERMINATION METHOD AND FUEL PHYSICAL PROPERTY DETERMINATION DEVICE

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, (JP) ...

1. A fuel physical property determination method to determine a physical property of a test fuel, the method comprising:
a test fuel flame-imaging step of obtaining first imaging data by imaging flames formed inside a test tube by supplying a
pre-mixed gas containing the test fuel and an oxidant agent, to the test tube which includes an internal flow path and in
which a temperature distribution is formed; and

a physical property determination step of determining the physical property of the test fuel by comparing the first imaging
data obtained in the test fuel flame-imaging step and second imaging data obtained by imaging flames ignited inside the test
tube by supplying a pre-mixed gas containing a standard-mixed fuel and an oxidant agent, to the test tube, the standard-mixed
fuel having a known physical property,

wherein the internal flow path of the test tube has a diameter set to be smaller than a flame-quenching distance at normal
temperature, and

in the physical property determination step, data denoting a generation position of the flames in the first imaging data and
data denoting a generation position of the flames in the second imaging data are used when the first and second imaging data
are compared.

US Pat. No. 9,326,323

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AMBIENT TEMPERATURE

Honeywell International I...

1. A device for providing control signals to one or more pieces of equipment, the device comprising:
one or more active electronic components within the device, wherein during operation of the device, the one or more active
electronic components receive power and release heat within the device, which causes a first region within the device to be
at a different temperature than a second region within the device;

a first temperature sensor for reporting a first measure that is indicative of a first temperature in the first region;
a second temperature sensor for reporting a second measure that is indicative of a second temperature in the second region,
wherein the second temperature sensor is positioned outside of a region that is directly between the first temperature sensor
and at least one of the one or more active electronic components;

a controller in communication with the first temperature sensor and the second temperature sensor, the controller determining
a third measure related to an ambient temperature outside of the device based, at least in part, on the first measure and
the second measure;

the controller using the third measure to determine at least one control signal; and
wherein the device outputs the at least one control signal to control the one or more pieces of equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,324,641

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL INTERCONNECT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
providing a routable distribution layer on a leadframe;
mounting an integrated circuit over the routable distribution layer;
encapsulating with an encapsulation over the integrated circuit and the routable distribution layer;
peeling the leadframe away from the routable distribution layer with a bottom distribution side of the routable distribution
layer exposed from the encapsulation and having the characteristics of the leadframe peeled off therefrom;

mounting an external interconnect on a bottom distribution side, of the routable distribution layer, coplanar with a bottom
side of an attachment layer and the external interconnect below the integrated circuit; and

applying a protective coat directly on the external interconnect, the routable distribution layer, and the encapsulation with
the external interconnect having a connector height of the external interconnect greater than a coat height of the protective
coat, and the external interconnect exposed from the protective coat.

US Pat. No. 9,324,192

REAL-TIME MONITORING OF VEHICLE

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A system for real-time monitoring of a vehicle, the system comprising:
an On-Board Diagnostic (OBD);
a three-axis accelerometer coupled to the OBD; and
a monitoring unit comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory comprises a plurality of modules capable of being executed by the processor,
and wherein the plurality of modules comprises:

a receiving module configured to receive data from the OBD, wherein the data is associated with a plurality of jerks detected
by the three-axis accelerometer coupled to the OBD; and

an analytics module configured to:
compare an intensity of each jerk of the plurality of jerks to a predefined jerk threshold;
capture at least one high intensity jerk of the plurality of jerks, wherein the at least one high intensity jerk has an intensity
of at least the predefined jerk threshold;

determine an elapsed time for each of the at least one high intensity jerk, wherein the elapsed time is indicative of a time
between an observation of the at least one high intensity jerk and a feedback sent to a user;

compare the elapsed time for each of the at least one high intensity jerk to a predefined time threshold; and
determine whether an analysis on the at least one high intensity jerk, based on the comparison of the elapsed time to the
predefined time threshold, should be performed at the vehicle or at a server located remotely from the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,321,791

8-[3-AMINO-PIPERIDIN-1-YL]-XANTHINES, THE PREPARATION THEREOF AND THEIR USE AS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

4. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,324,627

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY FOR MOUNTING ON ELECTRONIC BOARD

STMicroelectronics S.R.L....

1. An integrated-circuit assembly, comprising:
a package including a first side, a second side opposite to the first side, and a third side disposed between the first and
second sides, a conductive contact element disposed along the first side, and a heat dissipater disposed along the first side;

an integrated-circuit chip disposed in the package, the integrated-circuit chip being thermally coupled to the heat dissipater,
and the integrated-circuit chip having a conductive contact pad electrically coupled to the contact element;

a conductor having a first end electrically coupled to the contact element, extending along the third side of the package,
and having a second end that is accessible from the second side of the package;

a support element having an opening;
wherein the package is disposed in the opening; and
wherein the conductor is disposed in the support element.

US Pat. No. 9,324,505

COMPOUNDS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL AND/OR OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING PERI-FUSED RING SYSTEM

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A photoelectrochemical and/or an optoelectronic device comprising a compound being a substituted 16 ?-electron ring system,
wherein said ring system comprises four peri-fused rings, at least one nitrogen heteroatom and at least one substituent comprising
an anchoring group suitable to anchor said compound on the surface of a semiconductor.

US Pat. No. 9,326,320

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANTENNA SWITCHES IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Google Technology Holding...

1. An antenna switch module for an electronic device including wireless communication circuitry and an antenna configured
to transmit and receive signals over a plurality of frequency bands, the antenna switch module comprising:
a plurality of antenna switches positioned in series and configured to pass signals between the antenna and the wireless communication
circuitry and to selectively operate in on of the plurality of frequency bands in response to a control signal, each antenna
switch having a plurality of pins, and the plurality of antenna switches including:

a first antenna switch with the plurality of pins arranged in a first configuration, the first configuration having a first
plurality of signal pins, a first control pin, and a first input/output pin, the first control pin and the first input/output
pin arranged on a first side of the first antenna switch,

a second antenna switch with the plurality of pins arranged in a second configuration, the second configuration being a mirror
image of the first configuration, the second configuration having a second plurality of signal pins, a second control pin,
and a second input/output pin, the second control pin and the second input/output pin arranged on a second side of the second
antenna switch, the second antenna switch and the first antenna switch located adjacent to opposing sides of the antenna switch
module; and

a plurality of non-overlapping signal paths configured to selectively deliver signals between the first antenna switch and
the second antenna switch, each signal path being associated with a respective one of the plurality of frequency bands, each
of the plurality of non-overlapping signal paths comprising a matching network configured to impedance match the first antenna
switch with the second antenna switch, and each of the first and second signal pins of the first and second plurality of signal
pins of each antenna switch associated with a respective one of the plurality of frequency bands and coupled to the signal
path associated with the same frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,324,903

MULTIPLE QUANTUM WELL SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A semiconductor light emitting element comprising:
an n-type semiconductor layer;
a super lattice structure layer formed over and in direct contact with the n-type semiconductor layer and including repeatedly-formed
first semiconductor layers and second semiconductor layers, wherein each second semiconductor layer has a composition with
a band gap larger than that of each first semiconductor layer;

an electron injection control layer including a first control layer formed over and in direct contact with a second semiconductor
layer of the super lattice structure layer and a second control layer formed over and in direct contact with the first control
layer; and

an MQW light emitting layer formed over and in direct contact with the second control layer and including repeatedly-formed
barrier layers and quantum well layers,

wherein the first control layer has a composition with a band gap smaller than that of the second semiconductor layer of the
super lattice structure layer, and

wherein the second control layer has one of: (i) a composition and a layer thickness same as those of the quantum well layers
of the MQW light emitting layer, and (ii) a composition with a band gap smaller than that of the quantum well layers of the
MQW light emitting layer and a layer thickness thinner than that of the quantum well layers of the MQW light emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,323,516

ELECTRONIC DEVICE SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electronic device system comprising:
a connection device configured to store a plurality of types of boot data; and
an electronic device, wherein
the electronic device comprises:
a connection unit to which the connection device is connected;
a selection unit configured to select boot data to be obtained from the connection device connected to the connection unit;
a storage unit configured to store the boot data obtained by the obtaining unit;
a boot processing unit configured to perform processing in relation to booting of the electronic device by using the boot
data stored in the storage unit; and

a table configured to store information regarding a priority level of the boot data to be obtained from the connection device
and information indicating whether or not each of the boot data has been obtained, wherein

the obtaining unit is configured to obtain the boot data selected by the selection unit from the connection device according
to the information stored in the table.

US Pat. No. 9,326,388

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A manufacturing method of a flexible display apparatus, comprising:
providing a rigid substrate;
bonding a flexible display panel to the rigid substrate, wherein the flexible display panel has a display area and a bonding
area located outside the display area;

at least one driving chip is bonded to the bonding area of the flexible display panel via at least one flexible circuit board;
forming a sealing layer to encapsulate a periphery of the flexible display panel, wherein the sealing layer extendedly covers
the bonding area of the flexible display panel and a portion of the flexible circuit board; and

separating the flexible display panel from the rigid substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,326,384

PROCESS TO PRODUCE CONFORMAL NANO-COMPOSITE COATING FOR MITITGATION OF MANUFACTURING DEFECTS USING CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION AND NANO-STRUCTURES

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of manufacturing a composite conformal coating comprising the steps:
providing an electrical component;
providing a first structure source, wherein the first structure source is adapted to produce one or more first structures
having a modulus of elasticity higher than a manufacturing defect of the electrical component, said manufacturing defect comprising
one or more crystalline metallurgical phenomenon involving a conductive spontaneous growth structure;

providing a chemical source that is adapted to produce a chemical vapor; and
depositing the chemical vapor and the one or more first structures in a layering process on the electrical component such
that the composite conformal coating is created, wherein the composite conformal coating forms a composite non-conductive
mechanical barrier to extrusion or emergence of said manufacturing defect from the electrical component;

wherein the one or more first structures comprise at least one nano-material selected from the group consisting of nano-fibers,
nano-capsules, and nano-particles;

wherein said at least one nano-material further comprises a material that exhibits an observable indication of physical interaction
with said manufacturing defect, said material exhibiting the observable indication of physical interaction comprising a dye
or structure which alters color or electromagnetic spectrum reflectivity or refraction when physically stressed.

US Pat. No. 9,321,527

FREQUENCY ADAPTER AND RETURN MEANS SUITABLE FOR BEING ARRANGED IN SUCH A FREQUENCY ADAPTER

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A rotor aircraft comprising:
a rotator hub;
a rotor having a plurality of rotor blades connected to the rotor hub;
a frequency adapter connected between the rotating hub and at least one of the purality of rotor blades, the frequency adapter
including:

a first elongate cylinder, attached to one of a rotating hub and the rotor blade, wherein the first cylinder has at least
one end open and a second end closed by a plug;

a second elongate cylinder attached to the other of the rotating hub and the rotor blade and arranged concentrically within
first cylinder;

first and second resilient rings disposed between the first and second cylinders, wherein the first and second resilient rings
have a dampening stiffness adapted to absorb frequency vibrations from the second cylinder and thereby minimize transmission
of the vibrations to the first cylinder;

a single closed fluid chamber defined between the first and second cylinder and the first and second resilient rings, wherein
the single closed fluid chamber is not in fluid communication with another chamber defined between the first and second cylinders;
and

an indicator liquid disposed in the single fluid chamber, wherein the liquid is capable of indicating at least one of the
resilient rings having a crack that requires the adapter to be replaced,

wherein the liquid includes an indicator color being visually distinguishable in contrast to a color of the rotor aircraft
and detectable when the liquid having the indicator color escapes through the open end and is located outside of the frequency
adapter thereby indicating the crack in one of the resilient rings requires the frequency adapter to be replaced.

US Pat. No. 9,325,967

IMAGING APPARATUS

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
a first housing having a horizontally long shape;
a second housing having a horizontally long shape, a long side of the second housing being connected to an upper long side
of the first housing such that the first and second housings are foldable;

a first display section which is provided in an inner surface of the first housing which is a surface located inside when
the first and second housings are folded;

a first imaging section provided in an outer surface of the second housing which is a surface located outside when the first
and second housings are folded, and located at an end of the outer surface of the second housing which is opposite to a connection
portion where the second housing is connected to the first housing;

holding portions which are provided at the first housing and on both sides of the first display section in a horizontal direction
of the first housing;

shutter buttons for performing a photographing instruction operation which are provided at a left and right side of the upper
surface of the first housing so that the index fingers of the user are located on the shutter buttons while the user is holding
the holding portions;

a touch panel provided on the first display section; and
a second display section provided in an inner surface of the second housing which is a surface located inside when the first
and second housings are folded; wherein

the second display section is capable of displaying an image taken by the first imaging section,
the first display section is capable of displaying an operation screen for performing an operation with respect to the imaging
apparatus,

the first display section is capable of displaying at least a part of the image displayed in the second display section, and
an image generated as a result of the operation performed through the touch panel on the part of the image displayed in the
first display section is capable of being displayed in a corresponding location of the image in the second display section.

US Pat. No. 9,324,556

FIELD ELECTRON EMISSION FILM, FIELD ELECTRON EMISSION DEVICE, LIGHT EMISSION DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THEM

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A field electron emission film comprising from 60 to 99.9% by mass of tin-doped indium oxide and from 0.1 to 20% by mass
of carbon nanotubes, having such a structure that grooves having a width in a range of from 0.1 to 50 ?m are formed in a total
extension of 2 mm or more per 1 mm2 on a surface of the film, and carbon nanotubes are exposed on a wall surface of the grooves.

US Pat. No. 9,323,048

OPTICAL DEFLECTOR INCLUDING MEANDER-TYPE PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATORS COUPLED BY CROSSING BARS THEREBETWEEN

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An optical deflector comprising:
a mirror;
a fixed frame surrounding said mirror; and
first and second piezoelectric actuators of a meander-type provided opposite to each other with respect to said mirror, for
rocking said mirror around a first axis on a plane of said fixed frame,

said first piezoelectric actuator including a plurality of first piezoelectric cantilevers folded at first folded portions
and coupled to said fixed frame,

said second piezoelectric actuator including a plurality of second piezoelectric cantilevers folded at second folded portions
and coupled to said fixed frame,

said optical deflector further comprising a first crossing bar coupled between one of said first folded portions and one of
said second folded portions symmetrically located with respect to said mirror.

US Pat. No. 9,324,002

USER IDENTIFICATION AND PERSONALIZATION BASED ON AUTOMOTIVE IDENTIFIERS

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:
at least one processor;
an imaging module, executable by the at least one processor, configured to receive image data of a vehicle from an image capture
device and to extract vehicle identification information from the image data;

a database interface module, executable by the at least one processor, configured to use the vehicle identification information
to retrieve a data record associated with a user;

a personalized communication module, executable by the at least one processor, configured to generate a personalized communication,
relating to physical goods for sale proximate to the image capture device, based on the retrieved data record; and

a point-of-sale device, located proximate to the physical goods for sale, configured to complete a transaction of at least
one of the physical goods for sale.

US Pat. No. 9,320,438

MEDICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A method of treating an aneurysm, the method comprising:
exposing an aneurysm at a surgical site;
injecting a fluorescent dye into a blood vessel that includes the aneurysm;
capturing a first set of images of the surgical site with a camera;
analyzing the first set of images captured by the camera in a signal processing and analysis unit;
applying a clip to the aneurysm to clamp off the aneurysm;
after applying the clip to the aneurysm, capturing a second set of images of the surgical site with the camera;
analyzing the second set of images captured by the camera in a signal processing and analysis unit; and
comparing the first set of images with the second set of images to determine the effectiveness of the clip to clamp of the
aneurysm.

US Pat. No. 9,326,266

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DETERMINE A BASE STATION LOCATION

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A computer-implemented method to estimate a location of a base station comprising:
determining which signals are transmitted from a first base station by:
identifying a first set of signals having a first signal identifier;
identifying a first signal in the first set of signals having a first relative highest signal quality value;
identifying a first location associated with the first signal;
identifying a second set of signals having a second signal identifier;
identifying a second signal in the second set of signals having a second relative highest signal quality value;
identifying a second location associated with the second signal;
determining a first distance between the first location and the second location;
comparing the first distance to a first threshold distance; and
associating the first signal and the second signal with the first base station when the first distance satisfies the first
threshold distance; and

estimating a location of the first base station based on at least one of the first location or the second location.

US Pat. No. 9,323,449

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND DRAWING METHOD USING THE SAME

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A drawing method for use in an electronic apparatus comprising a touch screen, comprising:
detecting a touch event of an input tool by the touch screen;
obtaining touch positions of the touch event, the touch positions corresponding to positions for drawing an icon on the touch
screen;

determining a predicted position of the touch event based on a current touch position and at least one historical touch position
of the touch event;

drawing the icon on the touch screen at the predicted position;
determining whether the touch event corresponds to a linear movement event; and
utilizing a particle filter to determine the predicted position according to the touch positions in response to determining
that the touch event corresponds to a non-linear movement event.

US Pat. No. 9,325,460

IMPLICIT COMPONENT CARRIER DETERMINATION FOR APERIODIC CHANNEL QUALITY REPORTS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for reporting a downlink channel quality experienced by a terminal by means of channel quality information for
at least one of plural component carriers of a communication system available for downlink transmission to the terminal, the
method comprising the following steps performed by the terminal:
receiving dedicated control information via one of the plural component carriers of the communication system, said dedicated
control information being specific for the terminal and having a predetermined format, wherein said dedicated control information
comprises a channel quality information request flag for requesting channel quality reporting by the terminal, wherein the
component carriers are a part of a communication system supporting carrier aggregation and the component carriers are available
for concurrent downlink transmission to the terminal,

if said channel quality information request flag is set, selecting out of a plurality of component carriers configured in
the communication system for the terminal component carriers based on downlink traffic, and

transmitting channel quality information only for each selected component carrier and transmitting channel quality information
for at least the component carrier on which the dedicated control information is received and for another component carrier
on which the dedicated control information is not received, if said channel quality information request flag is set within
the dedicated control information,

wherein the step of selecting comprises selecting of at least one component carrier, on which the terminal transmits a negative
acknowledgement within a second predetermined time window.

US Pat. No. 9,324,823

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A TAPERED GATE STRUCTURE AND METHOD

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor body having a first surface;
a first trench formed in the semiconductor body, the first trench comprising first and second sidewalls extending from the
first surface in a vertical direction and a first trench bottom extending between the first and second sidewalls in a first
lateral direction;

a field dielectric filling the first trench; and
a second trench formed within the first trench in the field dielectric comprising inner and outer sidewalls,
wherein first and second sidewalls of the first trench and the inner and outer sidewalls of the second trench extend along
the semiconductor body in a second lateral direction that is perpendicular to the first lateral direction and perpendicular
to the vertical direction, and

wherein the second trench comprises a widened portion adjacent to a narrow portion in the second lateral direction, wherein,
in the widened portion, the inner and outer sidewalls extend the parallel to the first sidewall in the second lateral direction,
and wherein, in the narrow portion, one of the inner and outer sidewalls is non-perpendicular and non-parallel to the first
sidewall in the second lateral direction.

US Pat. No. 9,324,741

DISPLAY DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device comprising:
a gate electrode provided on a substrate;
a laminated film provided above the gate electrode with a gate insulating film sandwiched therebetween, the laminated film
including, in this order, a semiconductor layer, first and second protective films, a planarizing film, a first electrode
layer and a pixel isolation film;

a functional layer provided on the pixel isolation film of the laminated film and including an organic electric field light-emitting
layer in a light-emitting region; and

a common electrode provided on the functional layer,
wherein the gate electrode comprises a first segment of a second electrode layer in a transistor region, wherein the second
electrode layer includes a second segment under the gate insulating film in a capacitor region and in an interconnect region,
wherein the first electrode layer includes a first transistor segment in contact with a first area of the semiconductor layer
in the transistor region, a second transistor segment in contact with a second area of the semiconductor layer in the transistor
region and in contact with the functional layer in the light-emitting region, a capacitor segment in direct physical contact
with the semiconductor layer in the capacitor region, and an interconnect segment in contact with the second segment of the
second electrode layer in the interconnect region, and wherein the first transistor segment, the second transistor segment,
the capacitor segment and the interconnect segment comprise individual segments, patterned to be separate from one another,
of the first electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,324,005

COMPLEX-VALUED PHASE-BASED EULERIAN MOTION MODULATION

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of amplifying temporal variation in at least two images, the method comprising:
converting at least two images to a transform representation in a transform domain;
for each particular spatial position within the at least two images, examining a plurality of coefficient values representing
a neighborhood of the spatial position, the neighborhood of the spatial position being spatially the same across each of the
at least two images;

calculating a first vector in the transform domain based on the plurality of coefficient values representing the particular
spatial position, the first vector representing change from a first image to a second image of the at least two images describing
deformation;

modifying the first vector to create a second vector in the transform domain representing amplified movement at the particular
spatial position between the first and second images;

calculating a second plurality of coefficients based on the second vector of the transform domain; and
from the second plurality of coefficients, generating an output image showing motion amplified according to the second vector
for each particular spatial position and alternatively amplified color variation between the first and second images.

US Pat. No. 9,323,260

INTERNAL VOLTAGE GENERATION CIRCUITS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An internal voltage generation circuit, the circuit comprising:
a voltage generator suitable for generating a temperature reference voltage signal whose level depends on an internal temperature,
a division reference voltage signal whose level is constant regardless of the internal temperature, and a selection reference
voltage signal obtained by detecting a level of an internal voltage signal, a level of the selection reference voltage signal
being controlled according to a first test mode signal; and

a detection voltage generator suitable for comparing the division reference voltage signal and the selection reference voltage
signal in response to the temperature reference voltage signal to generate a detection voltage signal controlling a pumping
operation of the internal voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,324,818

GATE-ALL-AROUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate formed of a first crystalline semiconductor material;
forming a plurality of shallow trench isolation (STI) regions in the semiconductor substrate;
forming a plurality of semiconductor fins interposed between a pair of adjacent STI regions and extending in a first lateral
direction, each of the semiconductor fins comprising a second crystalline semiconductor material lattice mismatched to the
first crystalline semiconductor material, each semiconductor fin being separated from an adjacent fin by one of the STI regions;

providing at least one nanostructure formed of a third crystalline semiconductor material on the second crystalline semiconductor
material of each semiconductor fin, the at least one nanostructure extending in the first lateral direction;

providing a sacrificial gate on the at least one nanostructure;
providing on the at least one nanostructure a source region and a drain region separated in the first lateral direction from
the source region by the sacrificial gate;

removing the sacrificial gate and further removing the second crystalline semiconductor material, thereby suspending the at
least one nanostructure being anchored by the source and drain region; and

providing a final gate stack surrounding the at least one nanostructure after removing the second crystalline semiconductor
material.

US Pat. No. 9,324,817

METHOD FOR FORMING A TRANSISTOR DEVICE HAVING A FIELD ELECTRODE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A method for forming a transistor device, the method comprising
forming a field electrode arrangement by forming a trench in a first surface of a semiconductor body, forming a protection
layer on sidewalls of the trench in an upper trench section, forming a dielectric layer on a bottom of the trench and on sidewall
sections uncovered by the protection layer, and forming a field electrode at least on the dielectric layer;

forming a gate electrode and a gate electrode dielectric horizontally spaced apart from the field electrode arrangement with
respect to the first surface;

forming a body region adjacent the gate electrode and dielectrically insulated from the gate electrode by the gate dielectric;
and

forming a source region in the body region.

US Pat. No. 9,321,573

DISPLAY PACKAGE

MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC, ...

1. In combination, a padlock, a key for unlocking the padlock, and a padlock display package, the padlock having a shackle
lockable with a lock body, the padlock display package comprising:
a base member having a front side and a back side; and
a key retainer extending from the front side of the base member and including first and second side walls extending to an
open upper end to define a cavity receiving the key therebetween, wherein the locked shackle of the padlock extends through
a shackle passage in the key retainer cavity to secure the padlock to the display package;

wherein a portion of the padlock shackle in the shackle passage blocks removal of the key from the open upper end of the key
retainer.

US Pat. No. 9,326,377

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN Co., Ltd., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a first buildup layer comprising a first interlayer resin insulating layer and a second interlayer resin insulating layer;
and

a second buildup layer formed on the first buildup layer and comprising an outermost interlayer resin insulating layer and
an outermost conductive layer formed on the outermost interlayer resin insulating layer,

wherein the first buildup layer includes a first signal line interposed between the first interlayer resin insulating layer
and the second interlayer resin insulating layer, a first ground layer formed on a surface of the first interlayer resin insulating
layer, and a second ground layer formed on a surface of the second interlayer resin insulating layer such that the first signal
line is interposed between the first ground layer and the second ground layer, the first and second interlayer resin insulating
layers in the first buildup layer and the outermost interlayer resin insulating layer in the second buildup layer comprise
resin materials, respectively, such that each of the first and second interlayer resin insulating layers in the first buildup
layer comprises a single material, and the first and second interlayer resin insulating layers in the first buildup layer
are different in material, thickness or a combination thereof from the outermost interlayer resin insulating layer in the
second buildup layer.

US Pat. No. 9,325,850

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING MOBILE DEVICE FUNCTIONS

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

13. A mobile communication system for wireless communication in a wireless network, said mobile communication system comprising:
a first antenna, wherein said first antenna wirelessly transmits data communication via said wireless network;
a second antenna for detection of a wireless signal from a short-range wireless transmitter at an in-range vicinity of said
short-range wireless transmitter, wherein said short-range wireless transmitter is outside of said mobile communication system;

a first module, wherein said first module receives a code from said short-range wireless transmitter via said second antenna
being at said in-range vicinity of said short-range wireless transmitter, wherein a signal power level from said short-range
wireless transmitter detected by said second antenna is above a threshold at said in-range vicinity of said short-range wireless
transmitter; and

one or more applications running on a processing unit in said mobile communication system;
wherein based on receiving said code, one function related to said one or more applications for said data communication in
said mobile communication system are modified;

wherein a configuration data is set by calling an application programming interface of a second module.

US Pat. No. 9,324,664

EMBEDDED CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. An embedded chip package structure, comprising:
a core layer, wherein the core layer includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface and a chip container
passing through the first surface and the second surface;

a chip, disposed in the chip container, wherein the chip includes an active surface and a protrusion and a top surface of
the protrusion is a portion of the active surface;

a first circuit layer, disposed on the first surface and electrically connected to the core layer and the chip, wherein the
first circuit layer has a through hole, and a width of the through hole is smaller than a width of the chip container, so
that the first circuit layer covers the chip except the protrusion, wherein the protrusion of the chip extends into the through
hole and is located within the through hole, and the top surface of the protrusion is exposed to receive an external signal,
and a size of a projection of the through hole on the first surface is substantially equivalent to a size of a projection
of the protrusion on the first surface; and

a second circuit layer, disposed on the second surface and electrically connected to the core layer.

US Pat. No. 9,324,584

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH TRANSFERABLE TRACE LEAD FRAME

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method comprising:
(a) providing a lead frame having a contact on a lower surface of the lead frame and metal connectors on an upper surface
of the lead frame;

(b) forming a masking layer over the upper surface of the lead frame and the metal connectors;
(c) forming a routing layer having a conductive land on the contact by shaping the bottom surface of the lead frame;
(d) forming a bottom encapsulation on the conductive land and the contact thereon with the contact exposed from the bottom
encapsulation;

(e) removing the masking layer from the upper surface of the lead frame;
(f) forming an insulation cover directly on a portion of the metal connectors, the insulation cover is on a top portion of
the metal connector, a side portion of the metal connector, and a top portion of the conductive land;

(g) connecting an integrated circuit die to the upper surface of the lead frame, the integrated circuit die spaced away from
the insulation cover; and

(h) applying an underfill on the integrated circuit die and in a connection opening of the insulation cover.

US Pat. No. 9,323,346

ACCURATE 3D FINGER TRACKING WITH A SINGLE CAMERA

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An object tracking device, comprising:
a camera with a field of view oriented in a first direction;
a mirror with a field of reflection oriented in a second direction, such that when an object is in a first region in the field
of view of the camera, the camera has a direct view of the object and a reflected view of the object from the mirror; and

a processor configured to:
receive a first image data set and a second image data set from the camera, wherein the first image data set includes the
direct view of the object and the reflected view of the object from the mirror, and wherein the second image data set includes
the direct view of the object and the reflected view of the object from the mirror;

create a three dimensional representation of the object using at least the first image data set;
track motion in three dimensions by tracking allocation on a fingertip of a human hand using at least the second image data
set; and

attempt to locate the fingertip using the first image data set by calculating at least one of an intersection and a closest
approach of a first ray from the camera and a second ray from the mirror, and if an intersection of the first ray and the
second ray exist, use the intersection as the location of the fingertip, and if no intersection between the first ray and
the second ray exists, estimate the location of the fingertip to be at the center of the shortest straight line connecting
the first ray to the second ray.

US Pat. No. 9,322,673

POSITION SENSOR

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A position sensor configured to detect a rotation angle of a shaft, comprising:
electronic components of the position sensor;
a leadframe on which the electronic components of the position sensor are arranged and to which said electronic components
are electrically connected;

an encapsulation comprising plastic, the encapsulation surrounding at least the electronic components forming a sensor module
with the leadframe and a plurality of electrical connections of the sensor module which are formed by the leadframe, the encapsulation
having a first face arranged on a first side of the leadframe, a second face opposite the first face arranged on a second
side of the leadframe, and an edge face between the first face and the second face;

a carrier module that accommodates the sensor module, the carrier module having electrical contact connections embedded therein
that are electrically connected to respective ones of the plural electrical connections of the sensor module; and

at least two domes between which the sensor module is arranged, respective free end of the domes are deformed to merge with
at least one of a portion of the edge face of the encapsulation of the sensor module and a portion of the leadframe such that
the sensor module is clamped in its position.

US Pat. No. 9,321,949

ADHESIVE, THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE, ELECTRICAL INSULATORS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermally conductive electrically insulating material consisting only of:
4 to 40 parts by weight of a macromolecular matrix material;
1 to 20 parts by weight of an adhesive additive; and
40 to 85 parts by weight of thermally conductive electrically insulating particles.

US Pat. No. 9,325,384

MISALIGNMENT-TOLERANT HIGH-DENSITY MULTI-TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER MODULES FOR EXTREMELY-HIGH FREQUENCY (EHF) CLOSE-PROXIMITY WIRELESS CONNECTIONS

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A close-proximity device comprising:
a substrate having metal wiring traces for making electrical connections;
a first integrated circuit (IC) chip mounted to the substrate, the first IC chip comprising:
a transmitter for generating a transmit signal having a transmit frequency;
a transmit transducer coupled to the transmitter, receiving the transmit signal from the transmitter and generating transmitted
electromagnetic radiation in a transmit envelope of radiation;

a second IC chip mounted to the substrate, the second IC chip comprising:
a receiver for receiving a signal having a receive frequency;
a receive transducer, coupled to the receiver, receiving a portion of an envelope of received electromagnetic radiation emitted
from a transmitter on a second device that is within a close proximity, the receive transducer generating a received signal;
and

a barrier situated between the transmit transducer of the first IC chip and the receive transducer of the second IC chip,
the barrier blocking a portion of the transmitted electromagnetic radiation from the transmit transducer to the receive transducer.

US Pat. No. 9,324,429

SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A semiconductor storage device, comprising:
an input controller including a register, a comparator, and a mode controller; and
a content-addressable memory block connected to the input controller, the content-addressable memory block comprising a plurality
of word circuits, wherein

each of the word circuits comprises: a k-bit 1st-stage sub-word circuit connected to a first search line of the input controller;
an (n-k)-bit (where n-k>k) 2nd-stage sub-word circuit connected to a second search line of the input controller, and a segmentation
circuit connected between the 1st-stage sub-word circuit and the 2nd-stage sub-word circuit,

the 2nd-stage sub-word circuit comprises: a plurality of local match circuits, each having a sub-sub-word circuit connected
thereto; and a global match circuit,

the input controller sends a search word to the sub-sub-word circuit of each of the local match circuits in parallel,
the local match circuits judge a match between the search word and a stored word in the sub-sub-word circuit of each of the
local match circuits, and

the local match circuits output to the global match circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,326,122

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR PACKET BASED DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) DISCOVERY IN AN LTE NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) arranged for packet-based device-to-device (D2D) discovery operations, the UE being enabled for proximity
services, the UE configured to:
receive signaling from an enhanced node B (eNB) indicating resources allocated for D2D discovery;
configure a discovery packet in accordance with a predetermined configuration to have at least a discovery payload and a cyclic-redundancy
check (CRC), the discovery payload to include discovery-related content; and

transmit the discovery packet on at least some of the indicated resources for receipt by a receiving UE.

US Pat. No. 9,325,066

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING ANTENNA ELEMENT THEREOF

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a ground plane, embedded with a notch at an edge thereof, having at least a first edge and a second edge at the notch; and
an antenna element, disposed at the notch, having at least a first operating frequency band and a second operating frequency
band higher than the first operating frequency band, the antenna element comprising:

a first conductive portion, having a starting terminal as a feeding terminal of the antenna element, wherein the feeding terminal
is electrically coupled to the first edge of the notch via a signal source, and a capacitive coupling portion is formed between
an end terminal of the first conductive portion and the second edge of the ground plane; and

a second conductive portion, having a shorting terminal, electrically coupled or connected to the second edge of the notch,
wherein the first and second edges of the notch are located on different sides and the first edge has a length greater than
a length of the second edge,

wherein the shorting terminal and the feeding terminal are respectively located near two end points of a diagonal line of
the notch, and the first conductive portion extends along the first edge to the second edge, and the capacitive coupling portion
makes the first conductive portion and the first edge of the ground plane forming an equivalent loop resonant structure,

wherein the equivalent loop resonant structure forms an excitation source of the second conductive portion, and the excitation
source excites the second conductive portion for resonance to generate the first and second operating frequency bands of the
antenna element, and the excitation source formed by the equivalent loop resonant structure utilizes the first edge, the second
edge or another edge of the notch as a part of current resonant paths of the second conductive portion,

wherein the second conductive portion has a length smaller than one-fifth wavelength of a lowest operating frequency of a
lowest communication system band covered by the first operating frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,322,881

PARTIAL DISCHARGE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND PARTIAL DISCHARGE MEASUREMENT METHOD BY REPEATED IMPULSE VOLTAGE

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A partial discharge measurement system based on repeated impulse voltage, the system comprising:
a DC power supply that outputs high voltage as a voltage obtained by multiplying an instruction voltage by a set factor;
a signal generator that generates a pulse signal representing a predetermined pulse width and a predetermined pulse repetition
frequency, and superimposes a period setting signal whose one period includes a pulse supply period and a pulse pause period
following the pulse supply period and the pulse signal on each other to generate a rectangular waveform signal in which a
predetermined number of the pulse signals are generated only in the pulse supply period;

a semiconductor switch that charges a capacitive element with the high voltage from the DC power supply when a voltage value
of the rectangular waveform signal is lower than a preset voltage threshold, while applies an impulse voltage having a peak
value equal to a value of the high voltage from the capacitive element to an object to be measured when the voltage value
of the rectangular waveform signal is equal to or higher than the voltage threshold;

a signal instruction section that outputs, to the signal generator, a square wave instruction signal in which the predetermined
pulse width, the predetermined pulse repetition frequency, and the predetermined number are set;

a voltage instruction section that outputs, to the DC power supply, a voltage instruction signal in which an initial voltage
is set as the instruction voltage in a first period of the rectangular waveform signal and sets in the voltage instruction
signal, in second and subsequent periods, a voltage obtained by adding a predetermined increment voltage lower than the initial
voltage to the instruction voltage in the immediately previous period as the instruction voltage;

a detection signal observation circuit that observes a detection signal based on a partial discharge generated in the object
to be measured to which the impulse voltages are applied;

a partial discharge frequency calculation section that counts the number of inputs of the detection signal on a per period
basis as a partial discharge frequency;

an application voltage signal observation circuit that observes an application voltage signal representing the impulse voltage
to be applied to the object to be measured; and

a voltage value acquiring section that sets, in a period in which the partial discharge frequency first becomes equal to or
more than a specified frequency, a peak value of a voltage represented by the application voltage signal from the application
voltage observation circuit as a partial discharge starting voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,325,061

ANTENNA RADOME WITH REMOVEABLY CONNECTED ELECTRONICS MODULE

Commscope Technologies LL...

1. An apparatus comprising a radome and (2) an active electronics module, wherein:
the radome is configured to support mounting of at least one antenna array behind the radome;
the active electronics module is configured to process at least one of (i) downlink signals transmitted by the at least one
antenna array and (ii) uplink signals received at the at least one antenna array, wherein the apparatus further comprises
an electronics-module mounting structure including a first reusable fastener, the electronics-module mounting structure configured
to support removable attachment of the active electronics module behind the radome, such that

if the radome is mounted to a cell tower with the active electronics module removably attached behind the radome, then the
active electronics module can be removed from behind the radome without removing the radome from the cell tower.

US Pat. No. 9,322,719

INPUT STAGE FOR TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A temperature-measurement input stage, comprising:
a resistor;
a thermistor;
a first multiplexor configured to:
couple the resistor to a first amplifier input during a first multiplexor state; and
couple the thermistor to the first amplifier input during a second multiplexor state;
an amplifier comprising:
the first amplifier input;
a second amplifier input coupled to a voltage reference; and
an amplifier output coupled to a feedback path;
a second multiplexor configured to:
route a feedback current to the resistor during the first multiplexor state; and
route the feedback current to the thermistor during the second multiplexor state; and
an output stage configured to provide an output current based on the feedback current.
US Pat. No. 9,320,697

SURFACTANT COMPOSITIONS AND FORMULATIONS WITH A HIGH OIL CONTENT

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A composition comprising:
A) 20 parts by weight to 67 parts by weight, of at least one substance selected from dialkyl sulfosuccinates and dialkyl methylsulfosuccinates,
B) 15 parts by weight to 40 parts by weight, of at least one amphoteric surfactant, and
C) 15 parts by weight to 40 parts by weight, of at least one anionic surfactant.

US Pat. No. 9,325,463

HIGH-EFFICIENCY WLAN (HEW) MASTER STATION AND METHODS TO INCREASE INFORMATION BITS FOR HEW COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An access point configured to operate as a master station for high-efficiency WLAN (HEW) communications, the access point
comprising hardware processing circuitry configured to:
configure an HEW frame to include a legacy signal field (L-SIG), an HEW signal field (HEW SIG-A) following the L-SIG, and
one or more HEW fields following the HEW SIG-A,

wherein the L-SIG is configured for transmission using a legacy number of data subcarriers, a legacy number of pilot subcarriers,
and a number of additional reference subcarriers modulated with a known reference sequence, and

wherein at least one symbol of the HEW SIG-A and the one or more HEW fields following the HEW SIG-A of the HEW frame are configured
for transmission using additional data subcarriers, the additional data subcarriers corresponding to the additional reference
subcarriers of the L-SIG.

US Pat. No. 9,325,450

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING DIGITAL DATA, CORRESPONDING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method, comprising:
automatically producing from digital data signals a plurality of families of metrics, at least one family of the plurality
of families allowing metric wrapping;

automatically computing a set of differences of metrics selected out of said plurality of families of metrics, the set of
differences excluding differences between wrapping metrics of different families of the plurality of families of metrics;

automatically generating signals representative of order relationships of combinations of corresponding unwrapped metrics
based on said set of differences; and

automatically decoding encoded data in the digital data signals based on the generated signals representative of order relationships.

US Pat. No. 9,321,478

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A rack drive assembly adapted for use in a vehicle electric power steering assembly comprising:
a steering member disposed in a rack housing and including a rack portion operatively connected to a vehicle steering wheel
and a screw portion;

a ball nut assembly operatively connected to said screw portion of said rack portion of said steering member for effecting
axial movement of said steering member upon rotation of a vehicle steering wheel;

a bearing assembly disposed in said rack housing and carried by said ball nut assembly for rotatably supporting said ball
nut assembly relative to said steering member; and

a spanner nut configured to engage a threaded portion of said rack housing for securing said bearing assembly in said rack
housing;

wherein a first isolator, a second isolator and a first shim are provided, said first isolator disposed between an inner surface
of said housing and a first surface of an outer race of said bearing, said second isolator disposed between an opposite second
surface of said outer race of said bearing and said first shim, said first shim disposed between said second isolator and
said spanner nut, wherein said first shim is provided with a member configured to be coupled to said housing to prevent rotation
of said shim during installation of said spanner nut, wherein said member is a radially outwardly extending tab provided on
an outer portion of said first shim and is configured to be disposed in a radially outwardly and axially extending groove
provided in said housing, wherein said groove is provided along said threaded portion of said rack housing.

US Pat. No. 9,326,217

OPTIMIZING USAGE OF MODEMS FOR DATA DELIVERY TO DEVICES ON VEHICLES

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of for optimizing modem usage on a vehicle, comprising:
determining, at a processor that is fixedly connected to the vehicle, that the vehicle is in one of a plurality of port states,
each of the plurality of port states being indicative of the vehicle being located proximate to a vehicle port;

based on the determination that the vehicle is in the one of the plurality of port states, causing, by the processor, a first
modem that is (i) operating in a bi-directional mode, (ii) fixedly connected to the vehicle, and (iii) turned to a first frequency
band to be in a receive-only state;

causing an establishment of a first wireless communication link at the first modem in the receive-only state;
causing, by the processor, a second wireless communication link to be established at a second modem that is fixedly connected
to the vehicle and that is tuned to a second frequency band, the second wireless communication link being established between
the second modem and a transceiver that is fixedly connected to a structure external to and separate from the vehicle;

using the first wireless communication link as a forward link over which first data is able to be received onto the vehicle
while the vehicle is in the one of the plurality of port states; and

using the second wireless communication link as a reverse link, corresponding to the forward link and having a maximum bandwidth
less than a maximum bandwidth of the forward link, over which second data is able to be transmitted from the vehicle while
the vehicle is in the one of the plurality of port states.

US Pat. No. 9,325,250

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POLARITY INDEPENDENT STEP-UP CONVERTER CAPABLE OF OPERATING UNDER ULTRA-LOW INPUT VOLTAGE CONDITION

Linear Technology Corpora...

1. A voltage step-up converter comprising:
an input source having a variable polarity;
a single step-up transformer including a primary winding and two secondary windings, wherein the primary winding is coupled
to the input source;

a first depletion mode transistor coupled at its first terminal to the input source and at its second terminal to a reference
point; and

a second depletion mode transistor coupled at its first terminal to the primary winding and at its second terminal to the
reference point;

a coupling capacitor between the first depletion mode transistor and a second winding of the secondary winding; and
a second coupling capacitor between the second depletion mode transistor and a first winding of the secondary winding,
wherein the step-up converter is polarity independent.

US Pat. No. 9,322,923

METHOD OF SWITCHING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS BETWEEN DIFFERENT MODES ACCORDING TO CONNECTION STATUS OF WIRELESS CONNECTION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. An electronic apparatus with power saving functionality, comprising:
a signal processing device, configured for performing a predetermined signal processing operation;
a wireless communication device, coupled to the signal processing circuit, for communicating with an external wireless communication
device through a wireless connection; and

a controller, coupled to the signal processing device and the wireless communication device, for switching the signal processing
device between a first mode and a second mode according to a connection status of the wireless connection between the wireless
communication device and the external wireless communication device, wherein the signal processing device operating in the
second mode has less power consumption than the signal processing device operating in the first mode.

US Pat. No. 9,322,636

INDUCTIVE SENSOR FOR ANGULAR MEASUREMENT OF THE POSITION OF A MOVING PART AND MEASURING METHOD USING SUCH A SENSOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. An inductive sensor for measuring the angular position of a rotating part, the inductive sensor comprising:
a primary winding associated with at least one secondary winding; and
a target rigidly connected with the rotating part rotating about a central axis,
the primary winding being centered about an axis that is coincident with the central axis of the target, and carrying a high-frequency
alternating current which induces a voltage in each secondary winding,

each secondary winding, which is centered about the central axis, is made up of a number k (k?2) of substantially identical
loops, forming angular sectors, with opening SB, which are successively crossed and arranged opposite the primary winding,
and

the target is made up of p (p?1) angular sectors having a same angular opening ? of value ?0equal to the opening SB of the
loop sectors and which are regularly distributed opposite the primary and secondary windings,

wherein the opening ? of each target angular sector is reduced by an adjustment angular sector SA which is equal to the fraction

 such that a ?=SB?SA,
wherein:
C = an angular scanning course of the sensor between two target successive positions that are identical,
h= an order of the harmonic to be eliminated in a linearity deviation Fourier decomposition, which is defined between measured
and real angular values for positions of the target over the course C, and

r = the number k of loops per secondary winding relative to the number p of sectors of the target:

US Pat. No. 9,325,447

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SERVICES

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system for delivering multiple passive optical network services comprising:
a first optical transmission service comprising a common wavelength pair routed from a source to each of a plurality of subscribers;
a second optical transmission service comprising a plurality of unique wavelength pairs, each of the unique wavelength pairs
routed from the source to a subscriber among the plurality of subscribers;

a wavelength division multiplexer configured to separate each of the unique wavelength pairs of the second optical transmission
service onto separate optical fibers;

a passive optical component joining a fiber carrying the common wavelength pair with one of the fibers leading from the wavelength
division multiplexer carrying one of the unique wavelength pairs to combine the common wavelength pair and the unique wavelength
pair for transmission to the subscriber on the single optical fiber;

wherein the first optical transmission service and the second optical transmission service are delivered to the subscriber
on a single optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,325,214

ELECTRIC POWER COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION RING AND ELECTRIC MOTOR

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. An electric power collection and distribution ring, comprising:
a first to a third bus rings configured to collect and distribute electric power from and to winding wires of a plurality
of phases, the winding wires constituting a stator configured such that the winding wires are wound up around a plurality
of teeth arranged annularly,

wherein the first bus ring comprises a first annular conductor part comprising an insulated electric wire comprising a center
conductor and an insulation coating formed on an outer periphery of the center conductor, a plurality of first connection
terminal parts configured to connect the first annular conductor part and the winding wire, and a first feeding terminal part
configured to feed electric power to the first annular conductor part,

wherein the second bus ring comprises a second annular conductor part comprising an insulated electric wire comprising a center
conductor and an insulation coating formed on an outer periphery of the center conductor, a plurality of second connection
terminal parts configured to connect the second annular conductor part and the winding wire, and a second feeding terminal
part configured to feed electric power to the second annular conductor part,

wherein the third bus ring comprises a third annular conductor part comprising an insulated electric wire comprising a center
conductor and an insulation coating formed on an outer periphery of the center conductor, a plurality of third connection
terminal parts configured to connect the third annular conductor part and the winding wire, and a third feeding terminal part
configured to feed electric power to the third annular conductor part,

wherein the first annular conductor part and the third annular conductor part are coaxially arranged in parallel in such a
manner that the first annular conductor part is located at one side in a diameter direction of the second annular conductor
part and the third annular conductor part is located at another side in a diameter direction of the second annular conductor
part,

wherein the first to the third connection terminal parts project at one side in an axial direction of the first to the third
annular conductor parts, toward the one side in the diameter direction than the first annular conductor part,

wherein the first feeding terminal part comprises a first connection part sandwiching the center conductor of the first annular
conductor part in the axial direction to be connected to the center conductor of the first annular conductor part, a second
connection part configured to project toward the another side in the diameter direction than the third annular conductor part
so as to be connected to current feeders and a joining part configured to join the first connection part and the second connection
part, wherein the second connection part and the joining part project at the another side in the axial direction toward the
another side in the diameter direction without projecting toward the one side in the axial direction,

wherein the second feeding terminal part comprises a first connection part sandwiching the center conductor of the second
annular conductor part in the axial direction to be connected to the center conductor of the second annular conductor part,
a second connection part configured to project toward the another side in the diameter direction than the third annular conductor
part so as to be connected to current feeders and a joining part configured to join the first connection part and the second
connection part, wherein the second feeding terminal part projects toward another side in an axial direction of the first
to the third annular conductor parts without projecting toward the one side in the diameter direction than the first annular
conductor part, wherein the second connection part and the joining part project at the another side in the axial direction
toward the another side in the diameter direction without projecting toward the one side in the axial direction, and

wherein the third feeding terminal part comprises a first connection part sandwiching the center conductor of the third annular
conductor part in the axial direction to be connected to the center conductor of the third annular conductor part, a second
connection part configured to project toward the another side in the diameter direction than the third annular conductor part
so as to be connected to current feeders and a joining part configured to join the first connection part and the second connection
part, wherein the third feeding terminal part projects toward the another side in the axial direction of the first to the
third annular conductor parts without projecting toward the one side in the diameter direction than the second annular conductor
part, wherein the second connection part and the joining part project at the another side in the axial direction toward the
another side in the diameter direction without projecting toward the one side in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,322,267

DOWNHOLE SAMPLING OF COMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS

Schlumberger Technology C...

5. A method for obtaining at least one of a compressible and a non-compressible fluid, the method comprising:
(a) deploying a downhole sampling tool in a subterranean borehole, the sampling tool including fluid analysis module, a fluid
pumping module including a bypass valve in parallel with a pump, and first and second fluid sampling vessels both deployed
downstream of the fluid pumping module;

(b) pumping downhole fluid through the fluid analysis module until a desired fluid purity or property is obtained;
(c) measuring a gas content of the downhole fluid;
(d) comparing the gas content measured in (c) with a predetermined threshold;
(e) pumping downhole fluid into the first fluid sampling vessel when the gas content is less than the predetermined threshold;
and

(f) turning off the pump and opening the bypass valve thereby enabling the downhole fluid to flow into the second fluid sampling
vessel when the gas content is greater than the predetermined threshold; wherein (f) further comprises closing the bypass
valve and turning on the pump to further pressurize the downhole fluid in the second fluid sampling vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,321,326

PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE FOR A VEHICLE

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A pressure relief valve comprising:
a housing that mounts in an aperture in a portion of a panel, said portion of said panel lying in a plane, said housing having
a side wall defining an air flow passage, said side wall having a first side wall section, a second side wall section, and
a third side wall section, said first, second, and third side wall sections at least partially defining said air flow passage,
said first side wall section extending at an angle to the panel when said housing is mounted in the aperture in the panel,
said first side wall section having an opening extending through said first side wall section, said second and third side
wall sections extending generally parallel to each other and perpendicular to said plane in which the portion of the panel
lies when said housing is mounted in the aperture of the panel, said first side wall section extending obliquely to said second
and third side wall sections; and

a valve element extending from said first side wall section, said valve element having a closed condition preventing air flow
through the opening in said first side wall section and an open condition permitting air flow through the opening in the first
side wall section, said valve element pivoting between the closed condition and the open condition about an axis extending
at an angle relative to said plane in which said portion of said panel lies.

US Pat. No. 9,326,354

USER CONTROL OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETER OF A STRUCTURE

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A method of a lighting system providing user control of a structure, comprising:
configuring one or more sensor units of the lighting system;
establishing a local line-of-sight wireless communication link between a user device and at least one sensor unit of the one
or more sensor units, wherein configuring the one or more units of the lighting system comprises encoding communication through
the local line-of-sight wireless communication link between the user device and the at least one sensor unit in which the
at least one sensor unit responds including setting an identification (ID) characteristic of the communication;

receiving, by the at least one sensor unit, a request from the user device through the local line-of-sight wireless communication
link;

the at least one sensor unit propagating the request to a controller of the lighting system through a first wireless communication
link, wherein the central controller is physically separate from the at least one sensor unit and the central controller communicates
with the at least one sensor unit through the first wireless communication link;

the controller responding to the request with an operational change of a device associated with the at least one sensor unit;
and

the at least one sensor unit or the device associated with the at least one sensor unit providing an observable indicator
to the user that the request has been addressed.

US Pat. No. 9,325,526

MECHANISM FOR ENABLING LAYER TWO HOST ADDRESSES TO BE SHIELDED FROM THE SWITCHES IN A NETWORK

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method performed by a border component interposed between a network of switches and a plurality of local hosts, the method
comprising:
receiving, by the border component from a first local host of the plurality of local hosts, a first packet destined for a
first destination host, wherein the first local host has a first layer 2 (L2) address and a first layer 3 (L3) address associated
therewith, and wherein the first packet includes the first L2 address as a source L2 address for the first packet, and includes
the first L3 address as a source L3 address for the first packet;

shielding, by the border component, the first L2 address from the network of switches by replacing the source L2 address for
the first packet with a substitute L2 address that is shared by the plurality of local hosts; and

sending, by the border component, the first packet to the network of switches.

US Pat. No. 9,324,483

CHIP THERMISTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A chip thermistor comprising:
a thermistor portion comprised of a ceramic material containing a metal oxide including at least one of Mn, Ni, or Co;
a pair of composite portions comprised of a composite material including a metal and a metal oxide, the pair of composite
portions being arranged on both sides of the thermistor portion so as to sandwich in the thermistor portion between the composite
portions.

US Pat. No. 9,321,653

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TRICHLOROSILANE

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A process for producing trichlorosilane, including, independently from each other, a first production process for forming
said trichlorosilane by reacting metallic silicon with hydrogen chloride and a second production process for forming said
trichlorosilane by reacting metallic silicon with tetrachlorosilane and hydrogen; wherein
said trichlorosilane and other chlorosilane compounds are separated by condensation from trichlorosilane-containing gases
formed by reaction in said first production process, and waste gases from which said trichlorosilane and other chlorosilane
compounds have been separated by condensation are continuously fed without being refined as a hydrogen source to the second
production process,

wherein the metallic silicon is used in the first production process in an amount not less than twice as much as the amount
of the metallic silicon used in the second production process.

US Pat. No. 9,326,293

SELECTION OF A SECONDARY COMPONENT CARRIER BASED ON INTERFERENCE INFORMATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
selecting a candidate component carrier for a cell; and
determining that said candidate component carrier is to be used in said cell in dependence on spatial information and information
indicating activity in at least one of said cell and another cell using said candidate component carrier, wherein said activity
comprises an average resource utilization due to temporal traffic variability.

US Pat. No. 9,326,144

RESTRICTING BROADCAST AND MULTICAST TRAFFIC IN A WIRELESS NETWORK TO A VLAN

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method, in an access point of a wireless network, for restricting broadcast traffic to a VLAN, comprising
the steps of:
associating a plurality of stations with a BSSID (basic service set identifier);
receiving a list of members of a first VLAN;
configuring the first VLAN by sending a first group key to each station from the plurality of stations that is a member of
the first VLAN, wherein each VLAN is associated with a unique group key sent to stations of each VLAN using the IEEE 802.1X
protocol, and wherein the unique group key decrypts frames sent by the access point for decryption only by the plurality of
stations in the specific group and the unique group key also decrypts general, non-VLAN frames sent by the access point for
decryption by any of the plurality of stations;

receiving one or more frames addressed to the first VLAN at either a broadcast port or a multicast port of the access point;
encrypting the one or more frames with the first group key to prevent stations without the first group key from being able
to decrypt the one or more frames, wherein the plurality of stations process successfully decrypted frames and ignore frames
that are not successfully decrypted;

configuring a second VLAN by sending a second group key to each station from the plurality of stations that is a member of
the second VLAN;

receiving one or more frames addressed to the second VLAN;
encrypting the one or more frames with the second group key to prevent stations without the second group key from being able
to decrypt the one or more frames; and

broadcasting the one or more encrypted VLAN frames for a specific VLAN to the plurality of stations associated with the BSSID,
wherein at least one station from the first VLAN is handed-off to a different access point while retaining membership in the
first VLAN.

US Pat. No. 9,325,454

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HARQ ENTITY CONFIGURATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:
communicating a first radio resource control (RRC) message between a network entity and a user equipment (UE), wherein the
first RRC message instructs the UE to associate a single hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) entity with multiple serving
units serving the UE, wherein the single HARQ entity is configured to perform HARQ operations with each of the multiple serving
units serving the UE, and wherein the multiple serving units correspond to different component carriers, cells, or communication
points.

US Pat. No. 9,325,406

DATA RELAY MOBILE APPARATUS, DATA RELAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREOF FOR A WIRELESS NETWORK

Institute For Information...

1. A data relay method for used in a data relay mobile apparatus for a wireless network, the wireless network comprising a
first mobile node and a second mobile node, the data relay method comprising the following steps of:
(A) providing, by the data relay mobile apparatus, a node status list;
(B) receiving, by the data relay mobile apparatus, first status information of the first mobile node and second status information
of the second mobile node, wherein the first status information comprises first mobile node movement data and the second status
information comprises second mobile node movement data;

(C) updating, by the data relay mobile apparatus, the node status list with the first status information and the second status
information;

(D) determining, by the data relay mobile apparatus, that a correspondence status exists between the first mobile node and
the second mobile node according to the first mobile node movement data of the first status information and the second mobile
node movement data of the second status information;

(E) determining, by the data relay mobile apparatus, that the second mobile node is not a target node of the first mobile
node according to the first status information; and

(F) relaying, by the data relay mobile apparatus, the second status information to the first mobile node according to the
correspondence status and the determination result of the step (E).

US Pat. No. 9,326,145

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLICATION USAGE CONTROLS THROUGH POLICY ENFORCEMENT

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
causes the one or more hardware processors to:
identify, by a particular user application, a first set of applications that a user has permission to access, the first set
of applications being selected from a plurality of applications, and wherein each application of the first set of applications
comprises a policy enforcer code that automatically applies one or more security policies to control behavior of the application;

provide, by the particular user application to a user, an option to select at least one application of the first set of applications;
receive, by the particular user application from the user, a request to access a first application in the first set of applications;
responsive to receipt of the request, cause, by the particular user application, the policy enforcer code in the first application
to intercept system calls and framework calls on the first application and replace symbols for the intercepted system calls
in an in-memory symbol table with predefined symbols and the framework calls with predefined calls to enable the policy encoder
code to control behavior of the first application; and

cause, by the particular user application, execution of the first application following interception and modification of the
system calls and framework calls on the first application.

US Pat. No. 9,326,143

AUTHENTICATION VIA MOTION OF WIRELESS DEVICE MOVEMENT

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of authenticating a wireless device, comprising:
receiving, at the wireless device, a series of motion measurements along each of a plurality of sequential identification
points, the motion measurements along at least some of the plurality of sequential identification points including an orientation
measurement of the wireless device; and

authorizing the wireless device to access a restricted service when the series of motion measurements along each of the plurality
of sequential identification points matches a pre-registered authentication credential associated with the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,324,125

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR RENDERING CT IMAGE DATA

Tsinghua University, Hai...

1. A method for rendering of CT image data, comprising steps of:
acquiring 2-Dimensional (2D) image data of a background and 2D image data of a target;
rendering the 2D image data of the target into a 3-Dimensional (3D) image of the target to obtain a first hit position of
a ray;

rendering the 2D image data of the background into a 3D image of the background;
adjusting the 3D image of the background based on the first hit position; and
synthetically rendering the 3D image of the background and the 3D image of the target.

US Pat. No. 9,324,081

NETWORK ADVERTISING SYSTEM

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method of transmitting unsolicited content to a client comprising:
detecting, at an insertion server associated with an Internet Service Provider (ISP), an active communication protocol connection
between the client and a destination by examining packets, by the insertion server, as they pass through the ISP and pass
by the insertion server and observing, by the insertion server, a transport communication protocol request from the client
to the destination; and

responsive to detecting the active communication protocol connection,
negating the transport communication protocol request, by the insertion server, by causing a canceling message to be sent
to the destination;

selecting unsolicited content to be delivered to the client; and
sending the unsolicited content to the client.

US Pat. No. 9,324,072

BIT-FLIPPING MEMORY CONTROLLER TO PREVENT SRAM DATA REMANENCE

IXYS Intl Limited, (KY)

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a memory having a plurality of memory blocks, wherein each memory block has a set of bits, and wherein each bit has a value;
a secure memory controller that inverts and reverts the value of each bit of each memory block of the memory such that the
amount of time each bit of the memory contains a digital logic one value is substantially equal to the amount of time the
bit contains a digital logic zero value, wherein the secure memory controller uses an inversion flag bit to track whether
a memory block contains bits with inverted values, and wherein the inversion flag bit is a bit of the memory block; and

a tamper detect circuit that causes the memory to be erased if a tamper detect condition is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,323,903

SIGNALING AND HANDLING CONTENT ENCRYPTION AND RIGHTS MANAGEMENT IN CONTENT TRANSPORT AND DELIVERY

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising;
obtaining a media content comprising at least two segments, wherein each of the at least two segments are protected by one
or more of at least two encryption schemes;

developing a manifest file that comprises a protection description for the media content, wherein the protection description
comprises data sufficient to signal the encryption schemes for the at least two segments, wherein the data comprises:

an element that specifies an encryption scheme used for encryption of the segments; and
an initialization vector (iv) uniform resource identifier (URI) template that specifies a template for generating a URI pointing
to an iv for the segments; and

transmitting the manifest file and the media content to a client.

US Pat. No. 9,324,636

RESIN-SEALED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED WIRING AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A resin-sealed semiconductor device comprising:
a wiring device including an insulating layer, a metal substrate, a copper wiring layer and a semiconductor chip support portion,
the metal substrate being provided on one side of the insulating layer and being made of stainless steel, the semiconductor
chip support portion being provided on the side of the copper wiring layer with respect to the insulating layer or provided
on the copper wiring layer, the copper wiring layer being provided on another side of the insulating layer and including a
first terminal, a second terminal and a wiring portion, the first terminal being connected with an electrode provided on a
semiconductor chip, the second terminal being connected with an external wiring device, the wiring portion connecting the
first terminal with the second terminal; and

a semiconductor chip placed above the semiconductor chip support portion of the wiring device via an adhesive layer and having
an electrode;

wherein the electrode provided on the semiconductor chip is electrically connected with the first terminal by means of a first
connection part,

a second connection part connected with an external part is provided on the second terminal of the copper wiring layer,
the copper wiring layer, the semiconductor chip and the first connection part are resin-sealed by a resin seal member under
the condition that a part of the second connection part is exposed to the outside of the resin seal member, and

a widest portion of the second connection part is embedded in the resin seal member.

US Pat. No. 9,322,420

FASTENING METHOD AND APPARATUS

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A fastener for connecting an article with a support structure, said fastener comprising
a base,
a clamp arm integrally formed as one piece with said base, said clamp arm having a first end portion which is connected with
said base at a first end portion of said base, said clamp arm having a second end portion which is spaced from a second end
portion of said base and which cooperates with said second end portion of said base to form an entrance through which the
article extends,

a first locking tab extending from an inner side surface of said base toward said clamp arm into a first opening in the article,
said first locking tab being spaced from said first end portion of said base and disposed adjacent to said second end portion
of said base, and

a second locking tab extending from an inner side surface of said clamp arm toward said base into a second opening in the
article, said second locking tab being spaced from said second end portion of said clamp arm and disposed adjacent to said
first end portion of said clamp arm, wherein said inner side surface of said clamp arm includes a linear portion from which
said second locking tab extends and an arcuate portion which is disposed between said linear portion of said inner side surface
of said clamp arm and said second end portion of said clamp arm, said linear portion of said inner side surface of said clamp
arm extends parallel to said inner side surface of said base, said inner side surface of said base and said linear portion
of said inner side surface of said clamp arm being disposed in flat abutting engagement with opposite sides of the article,
said arcuate portion of said inner side surface of said clamp arm curves outwardly away from said inner side surface of said
base.

US Pat. No. 9,326,401

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH ERGONOMICALLY OPTIMAL AND ROBUST HANDLES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a housing having a front panel, and a plurality of sidewalls perpendicular to the front panel;
a plurality of electronic connectors disposed on said front panel;
at least one handle facilitating carrying of the communication device by a human, said handle pivotally coupled to a first
sidewall of said plurality of sidewalls such that said handle is transitionable between a locked closed position and an unlocked
open position, said handle angled NO degrees relative to said first sidewall and residing adjacent to said plurality of electronic connectors when in said locked
closed position, wherein NO has a value which causes the handle to be substantially aligned with the first sidewall, and angled N degrees in a direction
away from said first sidewall when in said unlocked open position, where N has a value greater than zero and an angle of rotation
of the handle is limited at least partially by a shape of the handle; and

at least a first lock mechanism coupled to said housing and said handle so as to facilitate a selective transition of said
handle from said locked closed position to said unlocked open position, wherein said first lock mechanism comprises a latch
and a spring, whereby said first lock mechanism at least partially prevents an unintentional transition of the handle from
said unlocked open position to said locked closed position by causing a chamfered surface of said latch to contact an angled
surface of an indent formed in the housing when said communication device is being carried via the handle.

US Pat. No. 9,326,394

DUAL SCREEN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DETACHABLE DISPLAY MODULE THEREOF

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A dual screen electronic device comprising:
a main device comprising:
a first casing having a first opening, wherein each of two opposite edges of the first casing has a groove; and
a display screen located on the first casing and exposed from the first opening; and
a detachable display module comprising:
a second casing detachably positioned on the first casing, wherein the second casing has a second opening, and each of two
opposite edges of the second casing has a protruding rib, and the two protruding ribs are respectively coupled to the two
grooves, such that the second casing is slidingly connected to the first casing;

a power supply module arranged on the second casing;
an electrophoretic display module fixed to the second casing or detachably positioned on the second casing, wherein the electrophoretic
display module has a display region exposed from the second opening; when the second casing is positioned on the first casing
through the two protruding ribs and the two grooves, an orthogonal projection of the electrophoretic display module on the
first casing overlaps the display screen, and a first display surface of the display screen faces away from a second display
surface of the electrophoretic display module; and

a control module selectively located on the second casing or located on the electrophoretic display module, wherein the control
module is electrically connected to the electrophoretic display module and the power supply module.

US Pat. No. 9,326,179

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION AND METHOD

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A mobile communications system comprising one or more mobile communications terminals and a mobile communications network,
the mobile communications network including
one or more base stations for communicating data to or receiving data from the mobile communications terminals, wherein the
one or more base stations are configured to

provide a low bandwidth communications interface formed from a low bandwidth carrier for one or more of the communications
terminals to communicate data to or to receive data from the mobile communications network; and

provide a high bandwidth communications interface formed from a high bandwidth carrier for one or more of the communications
terminals to communicate data to or to receive data from the mobile communications network; and

a load balancing entity configured to
monitor the data communicated by the one or more of the communications terminals to or received from the low bandwidth interface
and the data communicated by the one or more of the communications terminals to or received from the high bandwidth interface;
and

consequent upon first predetermined conditions being satisfied, command one of the communications terminals which is attached
for communication to the high bandwidth interface to detach from the high bandwidth interface and to re-attach to the low
bandwidth interface for communicating the data to or receiving the data from the mobile communications network via the low
bandwidth interface, wherein

the first predetermined conditions are determined in accordance with at least one of a characteristic of the data communicated
by the communications terminal via the high bandwidth interface, a state of the communications terminal attached to the high
bandwidth interface or a relative utilization of communications resources of the low bandwidth communications interface.

US Pat. No. 9,325,666

SECURELY VIRTUALIZATING NETWORK SERVICES

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A method of adding a service to a host device, comprising:
providing a virtual environment to support a service that is not native to the host device;
executing the service in the virtual environment; and
providing isolation between the service and the host device through an isolation component that is separate from the virtual
environment, wherein a failure of the service does not cause a failure of another service connected to the host device.

US Pat. No. 9,325,575

ZERO TOUCH PROVISIONING

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A method comprising:
in response to a first event, automatically uploading device information from a first network device in a first operating
state to a second network device providing a cloud-based service, wherein the first network device being assigned to rules
utilized by network devices operating in a first operating mode;

receiving, by the first network device, information controlling the operation of the first network device based on the device
information;

wherein the device information is provisioning information comprising at least two of (1) a Media Access Control (MAC) address
for the first network device, (2) a serial number for the first network device, and (3) storage location information subsequently
used to obtain first configuration setting information that controls operability of the first network device;

resetting the first network device into the first operating state upon the first network device being re-assigned to rules
utilized by network devices operating in the second operating mode;

in response to a second event subsequent to the first event, automatically uploading, by the first network device, the device
information to obtain second provisioning information different than the first provisioning information, the second provisioning
information being subsequently used to obtain second configuration setting information different from the first configuration
setting information used to place the first network device in a second operating mode being different than the first operating
mode; and

placing the first network device into the second operating state upon receiving the configuration setting information.

US Pat. No. 9,324,712

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for manufacturing an integrated circuit, the method comprising:
forming a first transistor comprising a first active region;
forming a second transistor comprising a second active region;
forming a third transistor comprising a gate electrode, wherein the gate electrode is formed to overlap each of the first
active region and the second active region in a configuration that isolates the first transistor from the second transistor
when the third transistor is in an off state; and

providing a predetermined voltage to the gate electrode for turning off the third transistor to isolate the first transistor
from the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,321,664

STABLE PERCARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A composition, which composition comprises:
1) a C1-C22 carboxylic acid;

2) a C1-C22 percarboxylic acid;

3) hydrogen peroxide;
4) a first stabilizing agent, which is a picolinic acid or a compound having the following Formula (IA):

wherein
R1 is OH;

R2 is OH;

each R3 is independently (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl or (C2-C6)alkynyl; and

n is a number from zero to 3;
or a salt thereof, and
wherein said first stabilizing agent has a concentration of at least about 0.005 wt-%;
or a compound having the following Formula (IB):

wherein
R1 is OH;

R2 is OH;

each R3 is independently (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl or (C2-C6)alkynyl; and

n is a number from zero to 3;
or a salt thereof;
5) a second stabilizing agent, which is a compound having the following Formula (IIA):

wherein
R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently hydrogen;

R5 is (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl or (C2-C6)alkynyl; and

R6 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl or (C2-C6)alkynyl;

or a salt thereof, and
wherein said second stabilizing agent has a concentration of at least about 0.1 wt-%; and
wherein said C1-C22 percarboxylic acid has a concentration of about 10 wt-% to about 30 wt-%, said hydrogen peroxide has a concentration of at
least about 0.1 wt-%, said C1-C22 percarboxylic acid has a concentration of at least about 3 times of the concentration of said hydrogen peroxide, and said
composition has a pH at about 4 or less, and said composition retains at least about 80% of the C1-C22 percarboxylic acid activity after storage of about 30 days at about 50° C.

US Pat. No. 9,321,006

OXIDATION CONTROL FOR IMPROVED FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION PERFORMANCE

ALSTOM Technology Ltd, B...

1. A system for controlling oxidation of sulfites in a slurry, comprising:
a tank having an inlet for receiving a slurry and an inlet for receiving a gas, the inlet for receiving the gas configured
so that at least a portion of the gas received in the tank is dispersed through at least a portion of the slurry received
in the tank;

a sulfite concentration measuring sensor arranged in contact with the slurry received in the tank to real time measure a sulfite
concentration S1 of the slurry received in the tank to obtain a real time sulfite concentration S1 measurement transmitted by the sulfite concentration measuring sensor as a signal to a controller;

software executing on the controller for generating a signal indicative of an adjustment of a flow rate of gas into the tank
based at least in part on the sulfite concentration measuring sensor transmitted real time sulfite concentration S1 measurement to maintain a predetermined less than 100% oxidation rate for increased sulfur dioxide removal; and

an inlet operative for supplying ammonia, sodium or magnesium cations to the slurry to achieve a slurry alkalinity for bisulfite
formation therein.

US Pat. No. 9,324,484

NANOFERRITE FLAKES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method comprising:
forming a ferrite layer having a columnar structure; and
separating ferrite flakes from the ferrite layer,
wherein forming the ferrite layer comprises spin-spraying the ferrite layer on a substrate, and
wherein the ferrite flakes comprise a metal oxide having a spinel cubic crystal structure with a stoichiometry represented
by AB2O4, where A and B represent different lattice sites occupied by cationic species, and O represents oxygen in its own sublattice.

US Pat. No. 9,325,302

PROGRAMMABLE FILTER

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An integrated circuit having a filter that generates a filtered output signal from an input signal, the filter comprising:
a delay chain having a plurality of taps that provide a plurality of samples of the input signal;
a plurality of slices, each slice (i) coupled to receive the plurality of samples and (ii) programmable to select from among
the plurality of samples and generate a filtered signal component based on the selection from the plurality of samples; and

summation circuitry configured to combine the filtered signal components from the plurality of programmable slices to generate
the filtered output signal, wherein each slice is independently programmable to correspond to any tap.

US Pat. No. 9,322,933

MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGIES COMPOSITE SCINTILLATION DETECTOR DEVICE

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A scintillation detector device, comprising:
a scintillation crystal detector;
a X-ray sensitizing screen, which is disposed forward the scintillation crystal detector and where a backscattered X-ray from
an object to be detected is processed and then at least part of the processed X-ray is incident to the scintillation crystal
detector; and

a photoelectric multiplier, which is disposed backward the scintillation crystal detector and is configured to collect a light
signal from the scintillation crystal detector and convert it to an electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,325,076

ANTENNA FOR WIRELESS DEVICE

Tyco Electronics Corporat...

1. An antenna for a wireless device, the antenna comprising:
a low band left-handed (LBLH) mode element operable in a low frequency bandwidth, the LBLH mode element being capacitively
coupled directly to a feed line of the antenna and being inductively coupled to a ground of the antenna;

a low band right-handed (LBRH) mode element operable in a low frequency bandwidth, the LBRH mode element being conductively
coupled to the feed of the antenna;

a high band left-handed (HBLH) mode element operable in a high frequency bandwidth, the HBLH mode element being capacitively
coupled directly to the feed line of the antenna and being inductively coupled to the ground of the antenna;

a high band right-handed (HBRH) mode element operable in a high frequency bandwidth, the HBRH mode element defined by at least
a portion of the feed line of the antenna; and

at least one tuning element being operatively coupled to at least one of the mode elements.

US Pat. No. 9,323,606

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FAID FOLLOWER DECODING

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A data processing system, the data processing system comprising:
a first data decoding circuit operable to apply a low density parity check decoding algorithm to a decoder input to yield
a first decoded output; and

a second data decoding circuit coupled to the first data decoding circuit and a data output circuit, wherein the second data
decoding circuit is operable to apply a finite alphabet iterative decoding algorithm to the first decoded output to yield
a second decoded output, and wherein the second decoded output is only provided to one or both of the data output circuit
or the second data decoding circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,322,580

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING THERMOELECTRIC MODULES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:
a circuit board;
a thermoelectric module; and
at least one electrical pathway coupling the thermoelectric module to the circuit board;
wherein the circuit board forms at least part of the thermoelectric module; and
wherein the circuit board supports electrical components on the circuit board at locations spaced apart from the thermoelectric
module; and

the circuit assembly further comprising multiple thermoelectric modules, and wherein the circuit board forms at least part
of the multiple thermoelectric modules.

US Pat. No. 9,326,313

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CLIENT DEVICES WITHIN A WIRELESS NETWORK

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by at least one hardware
processor on a network device, cause the at least one hardware processor to:
determine a desired operating state for a client device under analysis, the client device being associated with a first network
device of a plurality of network devices;

detect if a triggering event has occurred based on a comparison of the desired operating state for the client device under
analysis to an actual operating state for the client device under analysis; and

in response to a detection that the triggering event has occurred, transmit a message to the plurality of network devices
that identifies a set of candidate radios that are suited for association with the client device under analysis to cause the
client device under analysis to wirelessly connect to a second network device of the plurality of network devices having one
of the set of candidate radios in lieu of the first network device.

US Pat. No. 9,325,793

SMART AVIATION DYNAMIC COOKIE

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, C...

1. An information manager comprising processing circuitry configured to:
receive dynamic aircraft information associated with operation of an in-flight aircraft, the dynamic aircraft information
comprising current position information of the in-flight aircraft;

receive a message from a communication device on the in-flight aircraft for transmission to a ground based content server
via a wireless communication network capable of communicating with in-flight assets;

intercept an HTTP or web cookie associated with the message; and
modify the HTTP or web cookie to generate an aviation cookie for communication to the content server along with the message,
the aviation cookie being generated by modification of the HTTP or web cookie to include information indicative of the current
position information of the in-flight aircraft such that the aviation cookie enables the content server to generate content
based at least in part on the current position information of the in-flight aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,325,071

PATCH ANTENNA

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. A patch antenna comprising:
a dielectric substrate having a body that extends a thickness from a first side to a second side that is opposite the first
side, the body of the substrate having a perimeter that is defined by at least one side wall that extends along the thickness
of the substrate from the first side to the second side, wherein the body of the substrate has a dielectric constant that
is greater than the dielectric constant of air;

a radiating patch positioned on the first side of the body of the substrate;
a ground plane positioned on the second side of the body of the substrate; and
at least three feed probes electromagnetically coupled to the radiating patch such that the patch antenna is configured to
generate a circularly polarized radiation pattern, wherein the feed probes are positioned relative to the body of the substrate
such that adjacent feed probes are spaced apart from each other along the body, the feed probes being configured to feed the
radiating patch at at least three points with approximately equal power amplitude,

wherein the substrate comprises electrically conductive strips positioned on the at least one side wall of the body,
wherein the feed probes comprise approximately straight pins that are positioned around the perimeter of the body of the substrate,
wherein the straight pins are electrically connected to the corresponding electrically conductive strips and extend lengths
along the thickness of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,324,537

CHARGED PARTICLE INSPECTION METHOD AND CHARGED PARTICLE SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL,...

1. A charged particle system comprising:
at least one charged particle source;
a first multi aperture plate disposed downstream of the at least one charged particle source, the first multi aperture plate
comprising a plurality of apertures;

a second multi aperture plate disposed downstream of the first multi aperture plate, the second multi aperture plate comprising
a plurality of apertures;

a controller configured to selectively apply at least first and second voltage differences between the first and second multi
aperture plates;

wherein the at least one charged particle source and the first and second multi aperture plates are arranged such that each
of a plurality of charged particle beamlets traverses an aperture pair and exits the second multi aperture plate in a direction
different from a direction at which it enters the first multi aperture plate, said aperture pair comprising one aperture of
the first multi aperture plate and one aperture of the second multi aperture plate, wherein plural aperture pairs are arranged
such that a center of the aperture in the second multi aperture plate is arranged at a distance from a straight line coinciding
with a charged particle ray path upstream of the first multi aperture plate and traversing a center of the aperture of the
first multi aperture plate.

US Pat. No. 9,323,509

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED PROCESS DISTRIBUTION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product comprising:
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium; and
computer usable code stored on the non-transitory computer readable storage medium, where, if executed by a processor, the
computer usable code causes a computer to:

identify two or more process statements within an initial process definition to determine separable portions of the initial
process definition;

generate a process definition for each of the separable portions, wherein a first process definition is to include a first
process statement present in the initial process definition to execute a first activity specified in the initial process definition
and a second process statement to execute a partnerLink absent from the initial process definition that is related to a second
activity specified in the initial process definition; and

generate a service definition for each process definition, wherein the first process statement is to execute the first activity
specified in the initial process definition and defined by a service definition generated for the first process definition,
and wherein the second process statement is to execute the partnerLink that is related to the second activity specified in
the initial process definition and defined by a service definition generated for a second process definition.

US Pat. No. 9,322,908

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONCEALED RADAR IMAGING

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A concealed radar imaging system, comprising:
an OLED display comprising an electroluminescent layer of an organic compound, wherein the electroluminescent layer is configured
to:

emit light to display an image; and
allow a radar signal to pass therethrough;
a radar device positioned behind the OLED display, wherein the radar device is configured to:
transmit the radar signal;
receive a reflection of the radar signal; and
generate reflection data based on the reflected radar signal; and
a processing circuit coupled to the radar device, wherein the processing circuit is configured to:
control operation of the radar device;
receive the reflection data from the radar device; and
generate imaging data based on the transmitted radar signal and the reflection data.

US Pat. No. 9,326,183

UPLINK INTERFERENCE RESOLUTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Wi-LAN Labs, Inc., San D...

1. An access node in a wireless communication network, the access node conducting interference resolution of a received signal,
the access node comprising:
a transceiver module configured to receive and send data via the wireless communication network;
a backhaul module configured to receive and send data via a backhaul communication link;
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver module, the backhaul module and the memory and configured to:
identify at least one neighboring access node in the wireless communication network,
exchange, via the backhaul module, communication parameters with the at least one neighboring access node,
receive, via the transceiver module, a signal comprising a transmission from a first user equipment and an interfering transmission
from a second user equipment, the signal being received over a plurality of uplink resources,

receive, via the backhaul module, resource information from one or more of the at least one neighboring access node, the resource
information corresponding to the plurality of uplink resources, and

apply the resource information for interference resolution of the received signal, the application of the resource information
for interference resolution of the received signal including determining channel transfer function components based on the
resource information received from the one or more neighboring access node and on the signal received by the access node.

US Pat. No. 9,325,546

DATA RATE AND PVT ADAPTATION WITH PROGRAMMABLE BIAS CONTROL IN A SERDES RECEIVER

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A method of setting bias of a receive data path in a receiver device, the method comprising:
initializing, by bias adjustment circuitry, bias settings of at least one of a variable gain amplifier (VGA), a linear equalizer
(LEQ), a multiplexer (MUX) and a combiner of the receive data path to initial bias settings;

detecting a data rate of incoming data of the receive data path;
measuring, with corresponding sensors, at least one of a present process, temperature and voltage level for the receive data
path; and

associating, by bias adaptation control logic, a combination of the detected data rate and the at least one measured present
process, temperature and voltage level for the receive data path with corresponding bias settings for boost and for gain or
attenuation in the receive data path; and

adjusting the bias of the at least one of the variable gain amplifier (VGA), the linear equalizer (LEQ), the multiplexer (MUX)
and the combiner of the receive data path based on the associated corresponding bias settings for boost and for gain or attenuation
that were associated with the combination of the detected data rate and the at least one of measured present process, temperature,
and voltage level for the receive data path.

US Pat. No. 9,324,673

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH WAFER LEVEL RECONFIGURATION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
removing a portion of a leadframe first side to form a partially removed region and a peripheral lead upper portion;
mounting a first integrated circuit over the partially removed region with a first adhesive;
forming a first molding layer directly on the first integrated circuit and the peripheral lead upper portion with a first
molding layer top surface coplanar with a peripheral lead top surface and a first die active side;

removing a portion of a leadframe second side exposing the first adhesive and the first molding layer to form a peripheral
lead lower portion having a peripheral lead center ridge of the peripheral lead lower portion wider than a peripheral lead
upper portion;

mounting a second integrated circuit over the first adhesive and the first integrated circuit;
forming a second molding layer directly on the second integrated circuit and the first molding layer, wherein the second molding
layer is on and between the peripheral lower portion and another peripheral lower portion, the peripheral lead upper portion
and the peripheral lead lower portion form a single structure of a peripheral lead having the peripheral lead center ridge,
and a second molding layer outer surface of the second molding layer coplanar with a second die active side of the second
integrated circuit;

forming a first interconnection layer directly on the first integrated circuit with the first integrated circuit and the peripheral
lead electrically connected, the first interconnection layer has a first under bump metallization and a second under bump
metallization, the second under bump metallization is directly over the first integrated circuit; and

forming a second interconnection layer directly on the second integrated circuit with the second integrated circuit and the
peripheral lead electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 9,323,326

HAPTIC OUTPUT DEVICE AND METHOD OF GENERATING A HAPTIC EFFECT IN A HAPTIC OUTPUT DEVICE

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A haptic output device comprising:
an insulating layer including one or more electrodes and a surface;
a conductive layer proximate the insulating layer and including a sensor configured to sense an input at the surface from
an object that is in contact with the haptic output device; and

a controller configured to read the sensor, identify a location of the input, switch from a read mode to a write mode, and
write a voltage to at least one of the one or more electrodes based on the location of the input to generate an electrostatic
output that simulates a friction force or texture as the input moves on the surface, wherein the electrostatic output simulates
the friction force or texture by sending an electric signal to the object.

US Pat. No. 9,322,491

ECONOMICAL HEAVY CONCRETE WEIGHT COATING FOR SUBMARINE PIPELINES

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for increasing the negative buoyancy of a segment of pipe, the method comprises:
creating an economical heavy concrete weight coating comprising:
Portland cement;
iron ore, where the iron ore is less than one half of the weight of the economical heavy concrete weight coating;
steel slag, where the steel slag is produced by purifying steel billets in one of an electric arc furnace or a basic oxygen
furnace; and

sand;
where the economical heavy concrete weight coating has a unit weight of at least about 190 pounds per cubic foot (pcf) and
a thickness in a range of about 1 to about 5 inches; and

attaching the economical heavy concrete weight coating to an outer surface of the segment of pipe, where the segment of pipe
with the economical heavy concrete weight coating has a greater negative buoyancy than without the economical heavy concrete
weight coating.

US Pat. No. 9,321,203

DECORATED SHEET FOR INSERT MOLDING

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. An insert decorated molding, wherein
a decorated sheet is adhered on a resin molded article,
wherein the decorated sheet comprises a base sheet, a print layer and a surface resin layer which are laminated together,
the base sheet comprises an ABS resin having an acrylonitrile content of 28-34% by weight, a butadiene content of 24 to 33%
by weight, and a styrene content of 38 to 48% by weight, based on the total weight of the ABS resin, with the sum of the contents
of the acrylonitrile, the butadiene and the styrene, in the ABS resin, totaling 100% by weight,

the surface resin layer has a thickness of 50 to 125 ?m;
the base sheet has a thickness such that the decorated sheet is capable of being used in an insert molding method, and
the surface resin layer is made of an acrylic resin.

US Pat. No. 9,325,886

SPECULAR AND DIFFUSE IMAGE GENERATOR USING POLARIZED LIGHT FIELD CAMERA AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. An image generator comprising:
a light source part that projects first polarized light that vibrates in one direction on a subject
a main lens configured to form an optical image of the subject on a focal plane;
a polarizing filter part configured to be placed on the focal plane and filters the optical image by using first and second
polarizing filters that are at right angles to each other, wherein the first polarizing filter allows the first polarized
light to pass therethrough, and the second polarizing filter allows second polarized light that vibrates in a direction vertical
to the former direction to a therethrough;

a photosensor configured to convert the optical image into an electrical image signal;
a microlens array configured to be placed between the polarizing filter part and the photosensor, and comprise a plurality
of microlenses that focus light on the focal plane; and

a controller configured to generate a single image in response to the electrical image signal, and extract, from the generated
image, a specular image and a diffuse image that exhibit different reflection characteristics of the subject,

wherein:
an entire area of the polarizing filter part is divided into a first area consisting of the first polarizing filter and a
second area consisting of the second polarizing filter;

the polarizing filter part is further configured such that light reflected from one point of the subject reaches the microlens
array through the first and second polarizing filters; and

an image of the one point of the subject, which is captured by one of the plurality of microlenses, is divided into a first
area formed by the first polarizing filter and a second area formed by the second polarizing filter.

US Pat. No. 9,325,263

SENSORLESS ROTOR ANGLE DETECTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR A PERMANENT MAGNET SYNCHRONOUS MACHINE

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A sensorless rotor angle detection circuit for a motor having multiple phase windings, comprising:
a current sensing circuit configured to sense current in a plurality of the motor phase windings;
a first phase conversion circuit configured to convert a multi-phase current sense signal output from the current sensing
circuit to a two-phase current signal; and

a position detection circuit configured to process said two-phase current signal and determine a rotor angle of said motor;
wherein processing of the two-phase current signal comprises:
determining zero crossing points of an envelope of a first signal of the two-phase current signal, said zero crossings being
indicative of rotor angle direction;

sampling the first signal and a second signal of the two-phase current signal at positions positively and negatively offset
from one of the zero crossing points to determine a direction of a rotor flux axis;

sampling one of the first and second signals in correspondence with a phase reference to determine information indicative
of the rotor angle.

US Pat. No. 9,324,671

METAL PILLAR BUMP PACKAGING STRCTURES AND FABRICATION METHODS THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for forming a metal pillar bump packaging structure, comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate;
forming a metal interconnect structure and a dielectric layer exposing a portion of the metal interconnect structure on the
semiconductor substrate;

forming a photoresist layer having an opening with an undercut at a bottom of the opening to expose the portion of the metal
interconnect structure and to expose a first portion of the dielectric layer that is on the metal interconnect structure and
at the undercut;

forming a metal pillar bump structure having a pillar body and an extension part with an enlarged bottom area in the opening
and the undercut, wherein the extension part with the enlarged bottom area is formed on the exposed portion of the metal interconnect
structure and on the first portion of the dielectric layer that is on the metal interconnect structure and at the undercut;
and

forming a soldering ball on the metal pillar bump structure.

US Pat. No. 9,322,904

PROXIMITY SENSING USING EHF SIGNALS

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A system comprising:
a first amplifier for amplifying an output signal having an EHF frequency;
a transducer operatively coupled to the first amplifier for converting the amplified output signal into an electromagnetic
signal having the EHF frequency; and

a proximity-sensing circuit, responsive to a reference and a composite signal conducted between the first amplifier and the
transducer, for sensing the proximity of a transducer field-modifying device proximate to the transducer, the composite signal
including the amplified output signal and any electromagnetic received signal received by the transducer and induced by the
field-modifying device, wherein the reference is representative of a characteristic of the composite signal when the transducer
field-modifying device is in a reference position, wherein the proximity-sensing circuit compares an amplitude of the reference
signal with an amplitude of the composite signal, the proximity-sensing circuit comprising a reference circuit having a second
amplifier and a terminating impedance coupled to an output of the amplifier, with the terminating impedance being equivalent
to an impedance of the transducer when the transducer field-modifying device is in the reference position, the reference circuit
generating the reference signal between the second amplifier and the terminating impedance.

US Pat. No. 9,320,378

PORTABLE STAND FOR PERSONAL ITEMS

1. A portable stand comprising:
a first board comprising a top surface, a bottom surface and an edge comprising a first side, a second side, a top and a bottom,
wherein at least one notch is formed on the top, and a locking slot is formed on the first side; and

a second board comprising a top surface, a bottom surface and an edge comprising a first side, a second side, a top and a
bottom, wherein an opening is formed through the top surface and bottom surface in between the edge, the top surface comprises
a recess formed in between an inner edge, and a locking slot is formed on the second side,

wherein the locking slot of the first board and the locking slot of the second board interlock and support the first board
in a substantially upright position when resting on a surface,

wherein the upright position comprises the top of the second board resting on the surface and the bottom of the second board
elevated, and the bottom of the first board resting on the surface and the top of the first board elevated,

wherein the locking slot of the second board comprises an inner edge comprising notches formed to receive a phone charger
when the phone charger is plugged into a phone that is resting on the first board in the upright position.

US Pat. No. 9,326,294

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GROUPING AND ASSIGNING CHANNELS IN A NETWORK SYSTEM

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
cause performance of operations comprising:
assigning a first subset of two or more channels, of a plurality of channels, to a first group of channels of a first priority
level based on a level of support of the channels in the first subset by client devices;

assigning a second subset of channels, of the plurality of channels, to a second group of channels of a second priority level
different from the first priority level based on a level of support of the channels in the second subset by the client devices;

determining that a first access point is located within a radio frequency range of a second access point;
responsive to determining that the first access point is located within the radio frequency range of the second access point,
configuring the first access point to use one of the channels from the first group of channels of the first priority level
and configuring the second access point to use one of the channels from the second group of channels of the second priority
level.

US Pat. No. 9,325,609

SEGMENTED SOURCE ROUTING IN A NETWORK

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method implemented in a network controller configured to perform source routing, the method comprising:
receiving a request from a network node to determine a path for transporting a data packet from a source node to a destination
node;

determining the path to transport the data packet from the source node to the destination node;
partitioning a description of the path into a plurality of route segments; and
distributing the route segments to segmentation network nodes, but not intermediate network nodes disposed between the segmentation
network nodes, prior to receipt of the data packet by the segmentation network nodes, to permit the segmentation network nodes
to append routing information to the data packet when received so that the segmentation network nodes and the intermediate
network nodes are able to route the data packet using the appended routing information in the absence of reference to a forwarding
table, and

wherein each of the route segments describes a portion of the path.

US Pat. No. 9,323,194

FIXING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING FIXING DEVICE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A fixing device comprising:
a heating rotation member which heats a toner image transferred to a sheet;
a heater which heats the heating rotation member;
a sensor circuit portion which includes a plurality of series circuits of thermistors for detecting a temperature of the heating
rotation member and capacitors and in which the capacitors of the series circuits differ from each other in capacitance;

a signal circuit portion to which a sensor output voltage that is a voltage between the thermistor and the capacitor in each
of the series circuits is input and which switches between a high level and a low level of an output signal each time the
sensor output voltage that exceeds a predetermined threshold value is increased; and

a processing circuit that includes: a voltage output port which applies a voltage to each of the series circuits and to which
the series circuits are connected so as to be parallel to each other; and an input port to which the output signal is input,
that measures a rising time since a start of the voltage application to each of the series circuits until the output signal
rises and a falling time since the start of the voltage application to each of the series circuits until the output signal
falls and that recognizes a target temperature to be detected with each of the thermistors based on the rising time and the
falling time.

US Pat. No. 9,321,887

POLYFORMAL RESIN COPOLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polyformal resin copolymer comprising a structural unit (a) having a fluorine structure with bisphenol moieties as represented
by General Formula (1) and a structural unit (b) represented by General Formula (2), wherein the proportions of the structural
unit (a) and the structural unit (b) are in a range of 1:99 to 99:1 in a molar ratio:

where, in General Formula (2), R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrocarbon group with a carbon atom number of 1 to 9 that does not contain an aromatic group or
a halogen atom, p and q represent identical or different integers of 0 to 4, and W is any one of Formula (3) below:


wherein, R3 and R4 each represent a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, an alkyl group with a carbon
atom number of 1 to 9, an alkoxy group with a carbon atom number of 1 to 5, an aryl group with a carbon atom number of 6 to
12, an alkenyl group with a carbon atom number of 2 to 5 or an aralkyl group with a carbon atom number of 7 to 17; R3 and R4 may also bind to each other and form a carbocyclic ring or a heterocyclic ring; R5 to R8 each represent a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, an alkyl group with a carbon
atom number of 1 to 9, an alkoxy group with a carbon atom number of 1 to 5 or an aryl group with a carbon number of 6 to 12;
and a represents an integer of 1 to 20.

US Pat. No. 9,320,628

ENDOPROSTHESIS DEVICES INCLUDING BIOSTABLE AND BIOABSORABLE REGIONS

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. An endoprosthesis comprising:
an expandable tubular framework having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough, the expandable tubular
framework including a plurality of interconnected biostable struts;

the expandable tubular framework having a proximal region extending distally from the proximal end to an intermediate location
and a distal region extending proximally from the distal end to the intermediate location;

wherein the distal region of the expandable tubular framework is more flexible than the proximal region;
wherein the proximal region of the expandable tubular framework includes a bioabsorbable material disposed on the interconnected
biostable struts and the distal region of the expandable tubular framework is devoid of a bioabsorbable material;

wherein the proximal region of the expandable tubular framework includes a bioabsorbable tubular structure disposed around
the interconnected biostable struts and the distal region of the expandable tubular framework is devoid of the bioabsorbable
tubular structure; and

wherein the expandable tubular framework has a first outer diameter in the proximal region and a second diameter in the distal
region, the first diameter being less than the second diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,326,430

DEVICE FOR COOLING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT IN A DATA CENTER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A device for cooling an electronic component in a data center, the device comprising:
a closed loop that includes a first portion and a second portion, wherein liquid flows around the closed loop;
a first area configured for dissipating heat from the electronic component in the data center to liquid in the first portion
of the closed loop;

a second area configured for removing heat from the liquid in the second portion of the closed loop by receiving ambient air,
which moves across the second portion, from outside the data center and configured for outputting the ambient air with the
dissipated heat from the second area and the data center; and

a barrier between the first area and the second area configured for preventing the ambient air from entering the first area,
and configured for allowing the liquid to flow through the barrier between the first area and the second area.

US Pat. No. 9,326,002

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR DECODING A VIDEO

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

1. A video decoding method using an inter prediction, the method comprising:
obtaining block mode information and residual data from encoded data;
generating a predicted block by performing the inter prediction in the unit of a block identified by the block mode information;
identifying one or more conditions for enabling an inverse quantization and an inverse transform;
skipping both of the inverse quantization and the inverse transform for the obtained residual data to thereby reconstruct
a residual block directly from the obtained residual data, when the one or more identified conditions indicate skipping of
both the inverse quantization and the inverse transform;

inversely quantizing the obtained residual data and skipping the inverse transform for the inversely quantized residual data
to thereby reconstruct a residual block using the inverse-quantized residual data, when the one or more identified conditions
indicate skipping of the inverse transform;

inversely quantizing the obtained residual data and inversely transforming the inversely quantized residual data to thereby
reconstruct a residual block using the inverse transformed residual data, when the one or more identified conditions indicate
non-skipping of both the inverse quantization and the inverse transform; and

adding each pixel value of the predicted block to a corresponding pixel value of the reconstructed residual block.

US Pat. No. 9,324,993

LITHIUM-ION CELL AND ENERGY DENSITY THEREOF

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A lithium-ion cell comprising at least one electrode that comprises packed active electrode particles that comprise a multimodal
particle size distribution (PSD) and a packing density greater than approximately 0.56 wherein the packed active electrode
particles comprise a first population of particles with a first particle size distribution (PSD) that forms a lattice with
interstices occupied by a second population of particles with a second particle size distribution (PSD) wherein a maximum
frequency particle size of the second particle size distribution (PSD) is less than a maximum frequency particle size of the
first particle size distribution (PSD).

US Pat. No. 9,322,671

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A MAGNETIC ELEMENT USING HALL EFFECT LINEAR SENSORS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for determining the position of a magnetic element, situated on a gearbox selector of a gearbox of an automobile
vehicle, generating a magnetic field, said gearbox selector moving in two directions with respect to a longitudinal axis,
a main direction, and a secondary direction, the magnetic element being situated facing a position sensor including three
Hall effect cells, the method comprising:
measuring a first voltage, a second voltage, and a third voltage at the respective outputs of a first one of the Hall effect
cells, a second one of the Hall effect cells, and a third one of the Hall effect cells;

using the three Hall effect cells oriented in the same direction to measure the magnetic field and positioned in the following
manner:

two of the Hall effect cells are aligned on a transverse axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the gearbox selector
and have a first gap between the two Hall effect cells along the transverse axis, and

the third Hall effect cell is positioned on the longitudinal axis, perpendicularly to the transverse axis, passing through
the other two Hall effect cells, the third Hall effect cell having a second gap along the longitudinal axis with respect to
the position of the first two Hall effect cells on the longitudinal axis;

calculating a ratiometric ratio between the first voltage, the second voltage, and the third voltage defined by:

with V=?{square root over (V12+V22)}, the geometric mean between the first voltage and the second voltage, and k, k1, and k3 being constants associated with design parameters of the position sensor; and

deducing the position of the magnetic element in the secondary direction of movement of the gearbox selector of the gearbox,
the ratio P varying linearly with the position of the magnetic element in the secondary direction of movement of the gearbox
selector of the gearbox.

US Pat. No. 9,325,490

REFERENCELESS CLOCK AND DATA RECOVERY CIRCUIT

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A device, comprising:
a data input configured to receive a stream of data bits;
a first detection loop part coupled to the data input and configured to compare a phase of the stream of data bits to that
of a first clock signal and generate a phase error signal based thereupon;

a second detection loop part coupled to the data input and configured to compare a frequency of the stream of data bits to
that of a second clock signal and generate a frequency error signal based thereupon; and

a common loop part comprising a voltage controlled oscillator coupled to the first and detection loop parts and configured
to generate the first and second clock signals as a function of a sum of the phase error signal and the frequency error signal;

wherein the first clock signal and second clock signal are in quadrature with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,324,825

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A GRAPHENE-BASED ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR, AND ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An electrochemical sensor, comprising:
a substrate having a first side;
a first electrode and a second electrode extending over the first side of the substrate;
a graphene layer extending over the first side of the substrate, in electrical contact with the first and second electrodes;
a structural layer of dry resist, extending on the graphene layer; and
a fluidic path extending through a thickness of the structural layer and on said graphene layer, wherein the fluidic path
is disposed entirely between the first and second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,326,424

HEAT SINK ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF UTILIZING A HEAT SINK ASSEMBLY

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A heat sink assembly, comprising:
a first heat sink having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a plurality of fins extending between the top portion and the
bottom portion, the bottom portion having at least one tooth depression to receive air, the first heat sink having at least
one fastener terminal to receive a fastener;

a second heat sink having a top portion, a bottom portion, and a plurality of fins extending between the top portion and the
bottom portion, the second heat sink having at least one fastener configured to engage the at least one fastener terminal
of the first heat sink;

a casing disposed over the first heat sink and the second heat sink, the casing having a top portion and a bottom portion,
the bottom portion having at least one vent to receive air and the top portion having at least one vent to release air;

wherein air is received through at least one of the at least one tooth of the first heat sink or the at least one vent of
the bottom portion of the casing and wherein air flows upwardly through the plurality of fins of the first heat sink and second
heat sink and heat is absorbed by the plurality of fins, wherein the air flows to the top portion of the casing and through
the at least one vent of the casing to release air to cool a desired electrical component, and at least one thermal pad disposed
between at least one of printed circuit board (PCB board) and the first heat sink or the PCB board and the second heat sink
for absorb heat as air passes through the plurality of fins of the first heat sink and the second heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,326,414

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING RACK COMPONENTS ON RACKS

COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LL...

1. A system for mounting a rack component to a rack comprising:
a rack component including a chassis defining an interior, the rack component including opposite flanges extending laterally
from the rack component for mounting the rack component to the rack;

first and second brackets each comprising a mounting flange bearing a mounting feature for mounting the first and second brackets
to the rack and an arm extending from the mounting flange, the arm having a proximal end adjacent the mounting flange and
a distal end, wherein the distal end of the arm is tapered; and

first and second sleeves each positioned on the rack component sized and shaped to slidingly receive therein the arm of the
mounting bracket, the first and second sleeves being positioned parallel to each other along first and second opposing lateral
side panels of the rack component;

wherein the first and second sleeves are located on internal sides of the first and second opposing lateral side panels of
the rack component;

wherein the first and second sleeves extend longitudinally in a direction of depth of the rack component and wherein the first
and second brackets are adapted so that when the mounting flanges of the first and second brackets are mounted to the rack
via the mounting flanges, the arm of each of the first and second brackets extends in a direction of depth of the rack; and

wherein the first and second sleeves do not project beyond a rear most surface of the rack component.

US Pat. No. 9,325,483

FLEXIBLE MIMO RESOURCE ALLOCATION THROUGH CROSS-CORRELATION NULLING AND FREQUENCY DOMAIN SEGMENTED RECEIVER PROCESSING

Wi-LAN Labs, Inc., San D...

1. An access node, comprising:
a first radio module configured to receive, using a first antenna, a transmission including a first signal and a second signal;
a second radio module configured to receive, using a second antenna, the transmission; a memory module; and a processor module
coupled to the first and second radio modules and the memory module and configured to:

derive a first local reference signal from the received transmission of the first radio module;
derive a second local reference signal from the received transmission of the second radio module; and
estimate one or more channel transfer functions associated with the transmission, the estimation of the one or more channel
transfer functions including correlating at least a portion of an expected reference signal associated with the first signal
with at least a portion of the first local reference signal, and correlating at least a portion of an expected reference signal
associated with the second signal with at least a portion of the second local reference signal,

wherein the at least a portion of the expected reference signal associated with the first signal and the at least a portion
of the expected reference signal associated with the second signal are non-orthogonal to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,323,930

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REPORTING SECURITY VULNERABILITIES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for reporting security vulnerabilities, at least a portion of the method being performed
by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
detecting that a malware application is present on an endpoint computing system;
determining a window of time during which the malware application was present in a specified condition on the endpoint computing
system;

logging a list of sensitive data items accessed during the window of time;
performing a security action to report the list of sensitive data items based on a determination that both:
a length of the window of time is longer than a security threshold length and is indicative of the malware application being
located on the endpoint computing system long enough to potentially compromise a sensitive data item;

the malware application was accessed during the window of time.

US Pat. No. 9,322,747

ISOTHERMAL SUBSEA SAMPLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A system for collecting at least one selected phase of a representative sample from a multiphase fluid flowing through
a flowline, the system comprising:
a multiphase sampling apparatus attachable to a flowline for sampling a representative sample of a multiphase fluid flowing
through the flowline, wherein the multiphase sampling apparatus comprises a first sampling port and a second sampling port
in fluid communication with the multiphase fluid flowing through the flowline for sampling the representative sample;

a vehicle sampling apparatus locatable proximate the flowline, the vehicle sampling apparatus comprising a power supply and
a fluid sample collector for storing the at least one selected phase of the representative sample;

an interface for connecting the multiphase sampling apparatus and the vehicle sampling apparatus; and
a heating element configured to minimize the temperature difference between the representative sample and the multiphase fluid
flowing through the flowline.

US Pat. No. 9,322,281

SHROUD SEGMENT TO BE ARRANGED ON A BLADE

MTU Aero Engines GmbH, M...

1. A turbomachine, comprising:
a rotor, including:
a blade; and
a shroud segment disposed on a radial end area of the rotor blade, wherein the shroud segment includes:
a shroud segment surface;
two opposing contact surfaces that are essentially Z-shaped in a longitudinal section; and
a stiffening structure that is raised relative to the shroud segment surface, wherein the stiffening structure includes at
least two ribs arranged in a cross-shaped manner, wherein at least one of the at least two ribs has a varying height profile
over a longitudinal extension of the at least one of the at least two ribs, and wherein at least one of the at least two ribs
extends between respective corners of the two Z-shaped contact surfaces such that a reduction in stress results at the respective
corners.

US Pat. No. 9,326,417

CABLE BACKPLANE SYSTEM HAVING MOUNTING BLOCKS

Tyco Electronics Corporat...

1. A cable backplane system comprising:
a generally planar substrate defining a backplane having a plurality of openings extending between a front and a rear of the
backplane, the front defines a mating interface for mating with circuit cards, the openings receive cable connectors configured
to be mated with circuit card connectors of the circuit cards, the backplane having mounting locations proximate the openings;

mounting blocks coupled to the front of the backplane at corresponding mounting locations, the mounting blocks being secured
to the backplane by fasteners; and

a cable rack coupled to the rear of the backplane and holding the cable connectors, the cable rack comprising a tray having
side walls defining a frame and surrounding a cable raceway for routing cables of the cable connectors, the tray having spacers
coupled to the frame between the side walls, the spacers and side walls holding corresponding cable connectors such that the
cables are routed through the cable raceway, the spacers being secured to corresponding mounting blocks to position the spacers
and the cable connectors relative to the backplane, wherein the cable connectors are received in corresponding openings in
the backplane and held in position relative to the backplane by the spacers and the mounting blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,322,957

METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A method for producing an optical material comprising a compound (a), a compound (b), a compound (c), a compound (d) and
a compound (e) described below as raw materials, comprising:
(i): dissolving the compound (b) in the compound (a) to obtain a first solution;
(ii): adding the compound (e) to the first solution obtained in (i) and then mixing to obtain a second solution not comprising
the compound (d);

(iii): adding the compound (c) to the second solution obtained in (ii) to react 10 to 70% of the compound (c) with the compound
(e) to obtain a reaction mixture;

(iv): adding the compound (d) to the reaction mixture obtained in (iii) and then mixing to obtain a resin composition for
an optical material;

(v): cast-molding the resin composition for an optical material obtained in (iv) and then polymerizing to obtain the optical
material;

the compound (a): a compound having the structure represented by the following formula (1):

wherein m represents an integer from 0 to 4, and n represents an integer from 0 to 2;
the compound (b): sulfur;
the compound (c): at least one compound selected from m-xylylene diisocyanate, p-xylylene diisocyanate, m-tetramethyl xylylene
diisocyanate, p-tetramethyl xylylene diisocyanate, 1,3-bis(isocyanate methyl)cyclohexane, 1,4-bis(isocyanate methyl)cyclohexane,
bis(isocyanate methyl)norbornene and 2,5-diisocyanatemethyl-1,4-dithiane;

the compound (d): at least one compound selected from bis(2-mercaptoethyl)sulfide, 2,5-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)-1,4-dithiane,
1,3-bis(mercaptomethyl)benzene, 1,4-bis(mercaptomethyl)benzene, 1,2-bis(2-mercaptoethylthio)-3-mercaptopropane, 4,8-dimercaptomethyl-1,11-dimercapto-3,6,9-trithiaundecane,
4,7-dimercaptomethyl-1,11-dimercapto-3,6,9-trithiaundecane, 5,7-dimercaptomethyl-1,11-dimercapto-3,6,9-trithiaundecane, and
1,1,3,3-tetrakis(mercaptomethylthio)propane;

the compound (e): at least one compound selected from pentaerythritol tetrakis-mercaptopropionate, pentaerythritol tetrakis-thioglycolate,
trimethylolpropane tris(2-mercapto acetate) and trimethylolpropane tris(3-mercapto propionate).

US Pat. No. 9,326,399

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND SENSOR ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFOR

EATON CORPORATION, Cleve...

1. A sensor attachment assembly for an electrical system, said electrical system comprising a sensor and a number of electrical
conductors, said sensor attachment assembly comprising:
a sensor housing structured to at least partially enclose said sensor; and
a fastening member coupled to the sensor housing and being structured to extend from one portion of the sensor housing around
a corresponding one of said electrical conductors and attach to another portion of the sensor housing, in order to removably
attach said sensor to said corresponding one of said electrical conductors,

wherein said fastening member is an elongated strap; wherein said corresponding one of said electrical conductors is a bus
bar; and wherein said elongated strap is structured to wrap around said bus bar and attach to the sensor housing,

wherein said elongated strap is adjustable among a plurality of predetermined positions with respect to the sensor housing;
wherein said elongated strap comprises a plurality of holes; and wherein the sensor housing comprises a number of protrusions
each being structured to be disposed in a corresponding one of said holes to removably secure said elongated strap in a desired
one of said predetermined positions,

wherein said plurality of holes comprises two parallel rows of holes in said elongated strap; and wherein said number of protrusions
is a pair of pegs extending outwardly from the sensor housing,

wherein the sensor housing further comprises a top, a bottom disposed opposite the top, a first side, a second side disposed
opposite the first side, a first end, a second end disposed opposite the first end, and a slot disposed at or about the first
end; wherein the bottom is structured to engage said bus bar; and wherein said elongated strap is structured to extend through
said slot, around said bus bar, and over the top of the sensor housing, and

wherein said pair of pegs extends outwardly from the first end of the sensor housing proximate to said slot.

US Pat. No. 9,325,682

SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE MATRIX MANIPULATION CONTROL OF STREAMED DATA AND MEDIA

TailStream Technologies, ...

1. A method for providing data, video, or image media to a recipient while preventing unauthorized viewing or copying of the
data, video, or image media, comprising:
encoding or encrypting the data, video, or image media into a first data set;
accessing a receiving computer selected from a group consisting of a computing device, a wireless device, a smart phone, a
tablet phone, a tablet computer, and a computer embedded appliance, wherein the receiving computer runs a remote virtual machine
with a matrix manipulation function, the remote virtual machine under control of an external device independent of an operating
system of the receiving computer;

streaming the first data set to the remote virtual machine of the receiving computer;
streaming a Boolean control code to the remote virtual machine of the receiving computer separate from the first data set,
the Boolean control code readable by the remote virtual machine and indicating if a recipient control code is required to
access the data, video, or image media in the streamed first data set;

using the Boolean control code to remotely control the streamed first data set by remotely controlling the matrix manipulation
function in the remote virtual machine of the receiving computer to manipulate the streamed first data set and to control
the display or access of the data, video, or image media in the streamed first data set;

enabling receipt of the recipient control code entered by the recipient into the matrix manipulation function within the remote
virtual machine of the receiving computer; and

enabling an authentication process between the recipient control code and the streamed Boolean control code in the matrix
manipulation function to enable the recipient to access the data, video, or image media in the streamed first data set.

US Pat. No. 9,324,838

LDMOS POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

STMicroelectronics S.R.L....

1. An electronic semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor body having a first side and a second side opposite to one another along a first direction and including a
first structural region, which faces the second side and has a first conductivity; and a second structural region which extends
over the first structural region, faces the first side, and has a second conductivity opposite to the first conductivity;

a body region having the second conductivity and extending in the second structural region at the first side;
a source region having the first conductivity, extending within the body region and facing the first side;
a drain region having the first conductivity and facing the first side of the semiconductor body;
a gate electrode extending over a portion of the first side of the semiconductor body between the source region and the drain
region;

a first trench which extends through the second structural region and houses a trench dielectric region and a first trench
conductive region; and

a second trench which extends through part of the second structural region inside the body region, said second trench housing
a second trench conductive region in electrical contact with the body region and with the source region,

wherein the drain region extends through the second structural region, electrically contacts the first structural region,
and is arranged between, and in direct contact with, the body region and the trench dielectric region, said first and second
trench conductive regions being electrically coupled to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,325,427

MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD DECODING

CIENA CORPORATION, Hanov...

1. In a receiver of an optical communication system, a method of processing a detected symbol estimate to determine a most
likely value of a corresponding transmitted data word, the transmitted data word comprising one or more data bits encoded
in a transmitter using a predetermined constellation of at least two symbols, the detected symbol estimate being an estimated
value of a corresponding symbol modulated on a carrier light by the transmitter, the method comprising:
processing the detected symbol estimate to identify a most likely virtual constellation point from four or more predetermined
virtual constellation points, the four or more predetermined virtual constellation points forming at least two sets, at least
two of said sets having two or more of the predetermined virtual constellation points, and each set of the virtual constellation
points lying within a respective decision region associated with each possible value of the transmitted data word; and

processing the identified most likely virtual constellation point to determine the most likely value of the transmitted data
word.

US Pat. No. 9,321,911

MODIFIED POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITIONS FOR CAST FILM

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A cast film comprising polyethylene and a branched polyethylene modifier comprising ethylene in an amount of at least 50
mol %, octene, and 1,9-decadiene, wherein said branched polyethylene modifier has:
a) a g?vis of 0.90 or less;

b) an Mw of 100,000 g/mol or more;
c) an Mw/Mn of 3.0 or more;
d) an Mz/Mn of 7.0 or more;
e) a shear thinning ratio of 40 or more; and
f) an I21 of 20 dg/min or less, where the film has at least a 10% reduction in neck-in as compared to the same composition formed into
a film under the same conditions, except that the branched modifier is absent.

US Pat. No. 9,325,310

HIGH-SWING VOLTAGE MODE DRIVER

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A high-swing voltage mode driver, comprising:
a first circuit comprising a first transistor, a second transistor and an inverter, a drain of the first transistor coupled
to a first side of the inverter and a drain of the second transistor coupled to a second side of the inverter;

a second circuit comprising a third transistor, a fourth transistor, a fifth transistor and a sixth transistor, a drain of
the third transistor coupled to a drain of the fifth transistor, a drain of the fourth transistor coupled to a drain of the
sixth transistor, the drain of the first transistor coupled to a source of the fifth transistor and the drain of the second
transistor coupled to a source of the sixth transistor; and

a third circuit comprising a seventh transistor and an eighth transistor, a source of the third transistor coupled to a drain
of the seventh transistor and a source of the fourth transistor coupled to a drain of the eighth transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,323,233

BUILDING LOAD REDUCTION DURING DEMAND RESPONSE

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A method of managing a building load reduction of a plurality of loads within a building, comprising:
assigning one or more loads of the plurality of loads to a logical group of a plurality of logical groups;
assigning a sensitivity coefficient to each logical group of the plurality of logical groups, wherein the sensitivity coefficient
is directly proportional to an impact on occupants in the building to changes in a power load of the logical group;

determining a baseline load for each of the logical groups;
receiving a power reduction demand response; and
reducing a power load of each logical group based upon the sensitivity coefficient and the baseline load of the logical group;
wherein

assigning the sensitivity coefficient comprises determining an impact of the power load of the logical group to users who
utilize the loads of the logical group, wherein the sensitivity coefficient for each logical group is inversely related to
a loss in productivity of an organization for a unit percentage reduction in a lighting load of the logical group.

US Pat. No. 9,325,399

CLOSED FORM SINGULAR VALUE DECOMPOSITION

Wi-LAN Inc., Ottawa, Ont...

1. A method for use in a client station, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of signals transmitted by a base station implementing a plurality of antennas configured for a multiple-input
and multiple-output transmission;

determining, using a closed form singular value decomposition, one or more singular vectors;
aligning a phase of each of the one or more singular vectors to generate one or more aligned singular vectors;
averaging the aligned singular vectors to generate an average singular vector; and
providing, as feedback, the average singular vector to a precoder at the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,324,763

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface on the side opposite to the first main surface
and forming a plurality of semiconductor elements over the first main surface of the substrate to form a semiconductor wafer;

(b) providing an annular ring to which an adhesive tape has been attached;
(c) attaching the semiconductor wafer onto the adhesive tape so that the second main surface of the semiconductor wafer faces
the adhesion surface of the adhesive tape located in the ring;

(d) dicing the semiconductor wafer into a plurality of semiconductor chips to form a sawn wafer in which the plurality of
semiconductor chips are retained by the ring while being attached to the adhesive tape;

(e) after the step (d), housing the sawn wafer in a shipping case having a first case portion that covers a first surface
of the sawn wafer to which the semiconductor chips have been attached and a second case portion that covers a second surface
of the sawn wafer on the side opposite to the first surface and thereby fixing the ring;

(f) after the step (e), housing the shipping case in a shipping bag; and
(g) after the step (f), sucking a gas from the shipping bag to reduce a pressure in the shipping case,
wherein the first case portion has, in the step (e), a first recess portion that covers the semiconductor chips and a first
ventilation route communicated with the first recess portion and coupled to an external space of the shipping case;

wherein the second case portion has, in the step (e), a second recess portion that covers the second surface of the sawn wafer;
and

wherein in the step (g), a gas is discharged from the shipping case via the first ventilation route.

US Pat. No. 9,326,356

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A TARGET LIGHT INTENSITY FROM A PHASE-CONTROL SIGNAL

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A phase-control-to-DC converter circuit for a load control device for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical
load, said load control adapted to receive a phase-control voltage characterized by a duty cycle for determining a target
amount of power to be delivered to said electrical load, said phase-control-to-DC converter circuit comprising:
a first filter circuit for generating a first filtered voltage in response to said duty cycle of said phase-control voltage,
said first filter circuit characterized by a first time constant; and

a second filter circuit for receiving said first filtered voltage and generating a second filtered voltage in response to
said first filtered voltage, said second filter circuit characterized by a second time constant having a nominal value that
is slower than a value of said first time constant of said first filter circuit;

wherein, when a difference between magnitudes of said first and second filtered voltages exceeds a predetermined threshold,
said second time constant has a fast value that is faster than said nominal value, such that the magnitude of said second
filtered voltage quickly changes to be equal to the magnitude of said first filtered voltage.