US Pat. No. 9,328,101

CRYSTALLINE FORM B OF 1,5-DIMETHYL-6-THIOXO-3-(2,2,7-TRIFLUORO-3-OXO-4-(PROP-2-YNYL)-3,4-DIHYDRO-2H-BENZO[B][1,4]OXAZIN-6-YL)-1,3,5-TRIAZINANE-2,4-DIONE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A crystalline form B of 1,5-dimethyl-6-thioxo-3-(2,2,7-trifluoro-3-oxo-4-(prop-2-ynyl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-6-yl)-1,3,5-triazinane-2,4-dione,
which in an X-ray powder diffraction diagram at 25° C. and Cu-K? radiation displays at least 3 of the following reflections,
quoted as 20 values: 9.0±0.2°, 10.9±0.2°, 11.5±0.2°, 12.9±0.2°, 13.5±0.2°, 14.9±0.2°, 16.4±0.2°, 16.5±0.2°, 17.5±0.2° and
20.3±0.2°.

US Pat. No. 9,331,277

ONE TRANSISTOR AND ONE RESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (RRAM) STRUCTURE WITH SPACER

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A resistive random access memory (RRAM) cell, comprising:
a transistor;
an RRAM structure electrically coupled to the transistor, the RRAM structure having
a bottom electrode having a via portion and a top portion, wherein said via portion of the bottom electrode is embedded in
a first RRAM stop layer;

a resistive material layer on the bottom electrode having a width that is substantially the same as a width of the top portion
of the bottom electrode;

a capping layer on and physically contacting the resistive material layer having a smaller width than the resistive material
layer;

a spacer surrounding the capping layer;
a top electrode on the resistive material layer having a width that is same as the capping layer and a thickness larger than
the capping layer;

a second RRAM stop layer having a first portion disposed over the first RRAM stop layer, the second RRAM stop layer having
a second portion laterally surrounding the top electrode, the spacer, the resistive material layer, and the bottom electrode;
and

a dielectric layer over the first portion of the second RRAM stop layer and laterally surrounding the second portion of the
second RRAM stop layer, the dielectric layer and the second RRAM stop layer differing in composition; and

a conductive material connecting the top electrode of the RRAM structure to a metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,327,821

AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLY HAVING AN AREA ELEMENT WHICH COMPRISES A CORE AND AN OUTER LAYER

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. Aircraft structural assembly having an area element which comprises a core and an outer layer, wherein:
a first surface of the area element, when seen from the outside of the area element, is convexly curved relative to an imaginary
central area of the area element extending through the core of the area element, and

a second surface of the area element located opposite the first surface is oriented parallel to the imaginary central area
of the area element extending through the core of the area element,

the area element being configured in the form of a floor panel of a floor system,
the second surface of the area element being structured to form a walkable floor surface of the floor system when the aircraft
structural assembly is mounted in an aircraft, and

the area element of the aircraft structural assembly being convexly curved in the region of the entire first surface of the
area element relative to the imaginary central area of the area element,

wherein the area element has at least one area region not provided with a core,
wherein the area region not provided with a core extends along a section of a peripheral edge of the area element,
wherein a plurality of fastening rails for fixing one of a seat and a structural monument to the area element is integrated
into the core of the area element, the plurality of fastening rails including one of the at least one outermost fastening
rails located closest to one of the area region not provided with a core, and

wherein the area element comprises a connecting device that connects the area element to a first end of a supporting rod for
connecting the area element to the aircraft structure, the connecting device being integrated into the core at a location
of the core that is adjacent to but spaced apart from the area region not provided with a core and between the one of the
at least one outermost fastening rails and the area region not provided with a core.

US Pat. No. 9,329,575

BEARING INCLUDING FIRST AND SECOND FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS ON TWO DISTINCT FACES

Comadur S.A., Le Locle (...

1. A method of manufacturing a bearing comprising:
forming a ceramic precursor from a ceramic based powder in a binding agent;
compressing the ceramic precursor, using a first die and a second die, to form a green body of a blank of the bearing including
a first surface and a second, opposite surface respectively including a first recess and a second recess, and leaving a thickness
of material between the first recess and the second recess;

sintering the green body to form the blank of the bearing with the thickness of material between the first recess and the
second recess; and

forming a through hole through the thickness of material in the blank to connect the first recess and the second recess so
as to form the bearing,

wherein a maximum section of each of the first and second recesses is comprised between 1.5 and 5 times a section of the hole.

US Pat. No. 9,327,068

GUIDABLE INTRAVASCULAR BLOOD PUMP AND RELATED METHODS

MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC...

1. A method for perfusing a patient with an intravascular blood pump system, the intravascular blood pump system comprising
(i) an intravascular blood pump comprising a rotor having a rotor hub tapering in the distal direction, at least one blade
extending radially outward from the rotor hub, the hub having a distal end extending distally beyond the most distal portion
of the blade and a shroud within which the rotor is rotatably disposed; (ii) a cannula extending from the shroud and comprising
an outer cannula surface, the outer cannula surface having a substantially circular cross-section along a portion of its length;
(iii) a first lumen in fluid communication with the intravascular blood pump and operatively arranged to deliver purge fluid
to the intravascular blood pump; and (iv) a guide mechanism configured as a second lumen having a proximal end and a distal
end, the guide mechanism adapted to guide a distal portion of said intravascular blood pump system to a predetermined location
within the circulatory system of a patient, wherein an axis coaxial with and extending through a portion of said guide mechanism
extends through a region delimited by the outer cannula surface, and wherein the guide mechanism is configured to allow for
a guide wire to slideably advance therealong, the method comprising the steps of:
progressing a guide wire to a predetermined location in the circulatory system of the patient; and
advancing the blood pump system along the guide wire to the predetermined location.

US Pat. No. 9,332,643

INTERCONNECT ARCHITECTURE WITH STACKED FLEX CABLE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A stacked flex cable assembly comprising:
a first flex cable;
a second flex cable on the first flex cable;
a connector electrically coupled to the first flex cable and to the second flex cable;
a substrate electrically coupled to the connector;
the first flex cable including a plurality of electrically conductive vias electrically coupled to the second flex cable and
to the connector;

wherein the first flex cable is positioned between the connector and the second flex cable; and
wherein the connector is positioned between the substrate and the first flex cable.

US Pat. No. 9,332,354

MICROMECHANICAL DETECTION STRUCTURE FOR A MEMS ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER AND CORRESPONDING MANUFACTURING PROCESS

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A micromechanical structure comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a first surface;
an anchorage structure including a plurality of pillar elements separated from each other by a conductive material; and
a detection capacitor including:
a membrane coupled to said substrate and configured to deform in response to acoustic-pressure waves; and
a fixed electrode that is rigid with respect to said acoustic-pressure waves and is coupled to said substrate by the anchorage
structure, the anchorage structure being configured to support the fixed electrode in a suspended position facing said membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,328,146

LENTIVIRAL GENE TRANSFER VECTORS AND THEIR MEDICINAL APPLICATIONS

INSTITUT PASTEUR, Paris ...

1. A lentiviral vector particle comprising a nucleic acid comprising a functional lentiviral DNA flap sequence;
wherein the lentiviral vector particle is pseudotyped with a vesicular stomatitis virus G protein selected from New Jersey,
SVCV, Isfahan, and Cocal strains, and

wherein the vesicular stomatitis virus G protein is generated in human cells from a nucleic acid sequence that has been codon-optimized
for expression in human cells.

US Pat. No. 9,330,274

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR APPLYING PARENTAL-CONTROL POLICIES TO MEDIA FILES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
intercepting, by a file-system driver, a file-system call associated with a media file, the file-system driver being configured
to intercept file-system calls issued by multiple applications through which a child is capable of attempting to access the
media file;

determining, in response to the file-system driver intercepting the file-system call, whether the file-system call comprises
an attempt to access a file that includes media content by checking whether a file extension of the media file identified
by the file-system call matches a file extension included within a set of certain file extensions for at least one of e-book
files, audio files, and video files;

determining, in response to determining that the file extension of the media file identified by the file-system call matches
a file extension included within the set of certain file extensions for at least one of e-book files, audio files, and video
files, an attribute of the media file;

identifying a parental-control policy associated with the attribute of the media file;
applying the parental-control policy to the media file.

US Pat. No. 9,332,538

METHOD OF ALLOCATING RESOURCES IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A device for allocating a channel resource in a wireless network, the device comprising:
a Media Access Control (MAC)/MAC Layer Management Entity (MLME) sublayer configured to:
receive a primitive requesting to transmit a message for requesting the channel resource from an upper layer;
transmit the message for requesting the channel resource to a coordinator, wherein the channel resource is to be used for
both transmitting a first message to a second device and receiving a second message from the second device in response to
the first message, wherein the message for requesting the channel resource includes information about a duration of the channel
resource; and

receive channel resource allocation information for allocating the channel resource from a MAC/MLME sublayer of the coordinator,
wherein the channel resource allocation information comprises information about a duration of the allocated channel resource,

wherein the device transmits the first message to the second device during the channel resource allocated based upon the channel
resource allocation information, and wherein the device receives the second message from the second device in response to
the first message during the allocated channel resource.

US Pat. No. 9,327,661

ELECTRIC-WIRE PROTECTION PIPE AND HARNESS

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electric-wire protection pipe having a first circumferential region and a second circumferential region, the electric-wire
protection pipe being formed of a material that includes metal and being configured to surround an electric wire, the electric-wire
protection pipe comprising:
a first reinforced section located at the first circumferential region in the circumferential direction of the electric-wire
protection pipe, the first reinforced section including: (1) a protrusion configured to form a ridge line extending along
the longitudinal direction of the electric-wire protection pipe on at least one of an internal surface and an external surface
of the electric-wire protection pipe, and (2) a groove configured to extend along the longitudinal direction of the electric-wire
protection pipe opposite of the protrusion; and

a flat pipe section constituting at least a part of the electric-wire protection pipe in the longitudinal direction, the flat
pipe section being configured such that an outer size of the flat pipe section in a first direction is smaller than an outer
size of the flat pipe section in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, wherein

the first direction is a direction from a first circumferential region, in which the first reinforced section is formed, in
the circumferential direction of the electric wire protection pipe toward a second circumferential region that is opposite
to the first circumferential region.

US Pat. No. 9,332,668

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT UNIT CAPABLE OF EXTERNAL CONNECTION

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electronic circuit unit, comprising:
a circuit board including an edge part and first and second opposite surfaces extending from the edge part, a plurality of
first conductors for connection provided on the first surface thereof and a plurality of second conductors for connection
provided on the second surface thereof;

a case for housing the circuit board; and
a connector for connecting wires to the conductors for connection of the circuit board;
wherein:
the case includes an opening that is open in a specific direction and is so shaped that the circuit board is insertable into
the case in a board inserting direction perpendicular to a plate thickness direction of the circuit board through the opening
with the edge part in the lead;

the connector includes a board insertion space configured for receiving the edge part of the circuit board therein, first
and second pluralities of terminal accommodating chambers disposed respectively on first and second sides of the board insertion
space, first and second pluralities of connector terminals connected to ends of the respective wires and disposed respectively
in the first and second terminal accommodating chambers, the first and second pluralities of connector terminals being electrically
conductively connectable respectively to the first and second pluralities of conductors for connection of the circuit board
by respectively coming into contact with the conductors, the housing being configured for holding the connector terminals
in such an arrangement that the respective connector terminals simultaneously come into contact with the respective conductors
for connection, the housing being shaped to be mountable into the case to close the opening of the case at a position where
each connector terminal held in the housing comes into contact with each conductor for connection of the circuit board at
a board holding position; and

the case includes a housing locking portion for locking the housing of the connector at the position where each connector
terminal of the connector comes into contact with each conductor for connection of the circuit board housed in the case.

US Pat. No. 9,330,052

TRANSPOSE BOX BASED NETWORK SCALING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method of providing scalability in a data transmission network, comprising:
providing at least a first tier and a second tier of network devices, each network device capable of receiving and transmitting
data; and

connecting the network devices of the first tier to a first group of network connectors of a first network transpose box and
the network devices of the second tier to a second group of network connectors of the first network transpose box, wherein
a meshing of communication media implements a selected network topology for connecting the network devices of the first and
second tiers,

wherein additional network devices are able to be added to the data transmission network using an available connection of
the first or second group of network connectors of the first network transpose box without having to move any of already-connected
network cables.

US Pat. No. 9,329,125

PERFORATED-STRUCTURE BODY, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, AND MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A perforated-structure body comprising:
a plate having a first main surface and a second main surface that opposes the first main surface, and a plurality of apertures
that penetrate from the first main surface to the second main surface; and

a support substrate that is stacked on at least one of the first main surface and the second main surface of the perforated
plate, the support substrate defining a portion through which at least a first aperture of the plurality of apertures is exposed
and at least a second aperture of the plurality of apertures is closed.

US Pat. No. 9,332,654

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component mounting device which holds and mounts an electronic component on a board by an adsorption nozzle
attached to a mounting head, the electronic component mounting device comprising:
a board bottom reception device having a bottom reception base part with a magnetic member provided on at least an upper surface
and a plurality of bottom reception pin modules allowed to stand upright at arbitrary positions of the bottom reception base
part to bear and support the board from a lower surface side;

wherein each of the plurality of bottom reception pin modules includes a base part having a piston built therein which slides
in a lift chamber provided therein to be lifted and lowered together with a magnet member with a permanent magnetism and fixed
to the bottom reception base part by a magnetization force under a state that the magnet member is lowered, and a shaft shaped
part extended upward from the base part and having an upper end part abutting on the lower surface of the board to support
the board;

wherein the magnet member is lifted together with the piston to separate the base part from the bottom reception base part,
by vacuum suction from a suction hole which is provided in the shaft shaped part and opened to the upper end part and communicates
with the lift chamber by the adsorption nozzle, so that the magnetization force is reduced to unfix the base part from the
bottom reception base part.

US Pat. No. 9,332,677

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing that contains a plurality of electronic substrates on each of which an electronic part is mounted, each of the plurality
of electronic substrates includes a first face on which the electronic part, including an exothermic electric part, is mounted
and a second face on which the exothermic electronic part is not mounted;

a substrate mounting unit that is provided inside the housing at a front side of the housing, and that contains the plurality
of electronic substrates in parallel;

a power supply unit that is provided at a position inside the housing which is located at a rear side of the housing and is
located behind the substrate mounting unit, and that supplies the plurality of electronic substrates with electric power;

a first air intake opening that is provided at a front side of the substrate mounting unit in order to take in air outside
the housing from the front side of the housing to an inside of the housing;

a first air blowing unit that is provided at a rear side of the power supply unit, and that takes in the air outside the housing
from the first air intake opening and discharges the taken-in air to an outside of the rear side of the housing via the substrate
mounting unit and the power supply unit; and

a heat radiation path formation unit is formed so as to be along the second face of each of the plurality of electronic substrates,
a respective one of the heat radiation path formation unit is provided between every two adjacent ones of the plurality of
electronic substrates and forms a first heat radiation path which conducts the air taken in by the first air blowing unit
from the first air intake opening, between the heat radiation path formation unit and the second face of a respective one
of the plurality of electronic substrates within the substrate mounting unit to the power supply unit;

a second air intake opening that is provided at the front side of the housing, in order to take in the air outside the housing
from the front side of the housing to the inside of the housing;

a second air blowing unit that takes in the air outside the housing from the second air intake opening and discharges the
taken-in air to the rear side of the housing;

a second radiation path which conducts the air taken in by the second air blowing unit from the second air intake opening,
between each heat radiation path formation unit and the first face of a respective one of the plurality of electronic substrates
within the substrate mounting unit, to the rear side of the housing,

wherein the second radiation path passing through the plurality of electronic substrates is in a different direction then
the first heat radiation path.

US Pat. No. 9,332,681

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component mounting system comprising:
a screen printing unit that prints solder on an electrode of a circuit substrate by screen printing;
a solder position detection unit that detects a position of the solder printed on the electrode by the screen printing unit;
a solder amount inspection unit that inspects an amount of the solder printed on the electrode by the screen printing unit;
a mounting position correction unit that obtains a correction value of a mounting position of an electronic component based
on the position of the solder detected by the solder position detection unit; and

an electronic component mounting unit that mounts the electronic component at a new component mounting position corrected
based on the correction value obtained by the mounting position correction unit; and

a solder application unit that additionally applies solder at a predetermined position of the electrode regardless of an actual
position of the solder with respect to the electrode in which the amount of the solder is determined to be insufficient with
respect to a predetermined reference value by the solder amount inspection unit, wherein

with respect to the electronic component which is mounted on the electrode with the solder applied thereto by the solder application
unit, the electronic component mounting unit mounts the electronic component at an original component mounting position without
performing correction by the mounting position correction unit.

US Pat. No. 9,332,551

OPPORTUNISTIC RESOURCE SHARING BETWEEN DEVICES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method, comprising:
broadcasting a resource share identity message, the resource share identity message to include an indication of a request
for resource configuration information;

receiving by a transceiver a set of resource configuration information from multiple devices, each of the sets of resource
configuration information including one or more operational parameters;

identifying, by a processor circuit, a set of homogeneous device resources implemented by the multiple devices based in part
on the sets of resource configuration information received by the transceiver;

selecting a shared homogeneous device resource of a first one of the multiple devices to share between the multiple devices
based in part on filtering the set of homogeneous device resources based on the one or more operational parameters;

sending a first control signal to the first one of the multiple devices, the first control signal to include an indication
to turn on the shared homogenous device resource of the first one of the multiple devices and to enable sharing of the shared
homogenous device resource with other ones of the multiple devices; and

sending a second control signal to at least a second one of the multiple device, the second control signal to include an indication
to turn off the shared homogenous device resource of the second one of the multiple devices and to enable sharing of the shared
homogeneous device resource of the first one of the multiple devices.

US Pat. No. 9,332,684

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component mounting system that comprises a plurality of connected devices for electronic components mounting,
and mounts an electronic component on a substrate by solder connection to produce a mount substrate, the electronic component
mounting system comprising:
a printing device that prints solder on an electrode that is formed on the substrate;
a print inspection device that inspects a printed state of the solder that is printed on the substrate;
a memory unit that stores an inspection result of the printed state as individual inspection result data that is associated
with substrate identification information with which each substrate is identified;

a component installation device comprising a component installation mechanism that picks up the electronic component from
a component supply unit to install the electronic component on the substrate on which the solder is printed based on the inspection
result data;

a substrate standby unit that is provided on a transfer pathway where the substrate is transferred from the print inspection
device to the component installation device, and is capable of keeping only one substrate on standby;

a substrate conveying unit that receives an unloadable signal for indicating that substrate unloading from the print inspection
device is possible and a loadable signal for indicating that substrate loading into the component installation device is possible
to carry out conveyance of the substrate after printed from the print inspection device to the component installation device;

a standby substrate information memory unit that stores the substrate identification information on the substrate that is
on standby in the substrate standby unit;

an identification information update processing unit that updates the substrate identification information that is stored
in the standby substrate information memory unit accompanying the transfer of the substrate from the print inspection device
to the substrate standby unit; and

information transmission means for transmitting the substrate identification information stored in the standby substrate information
memory unit and the inspection result data associated with this substrate identification information to the component installation
device.

US Pat. No. 9,332,557

HIGH DENSITY DEPLOYMENT USING TRANSMIT OR TRANSMIT-RECEIVE INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION WITH SELECTIVE CHANNEL DIMENSION REDUCTION/ATTENUATION AND OTHER PARAMETERS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
at a second access point, determining one or more antennas paths for which to disable reception in order to suppress co-channel
interference associated with transmissions made by a first access point; and

sending channel state information from the second access point to the first access point, the channel state information indicating
which one or more antennas paths are to be disabled at the second access point.

US Pat. No. 9,327,751

ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR HANDLING, TRANSPORTING AND/OR POSITIONING COMPONENT PARTS

1. A jig assembly for supporting a component part comprising:
an elongate spar assembly ;
a plurality of rib assemblies attached to the spar assembly;
a plurality of tensionable strap assemblies operatively associated with the rib assemblies for capturing and holding the component
part against the rib assemblies; and

a support assembly for supporting the jig assembly to allow repositioning of the jig assembly between first and second orientations,
wherein the support assembly comprises:

(a) a plurality of support cables comprising a central support cable and a pair of lateral support cables, each of the support
cables having proximal and distal terminal ends, wherein

(i) the distal end of the central support cable is fixed to a central region of the jig assembly and the distal ends of the
lateral support cables are fixed to a respective lateral region of the jig assembly, and wherein

(ii) the proximal terminal ends of the central and lateral support cables are fixed to an apex connection member; and
(b) a winch assembly operatively associated with the central support cable so as to change an effective length of the central
support cable to thereby responsively reposition the jig assembly between the first and second orientations.

US Pat. No. 9,331,660

NOISE FILTER DEVICE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

6. A noise filter device, comprising: an inductance;
a bracket including a base plate and two end plates projecting from the base plate, the end plates facing opposite end surfaces
of the inductance in an axial direction with specified gaps between the end plates and the end surfaces of the inductance,
the bracket formed of a magnetic material and grounded;

at least one capacitor connected to the bracket and forming part of a noise filter circuit together with the inductance;
a connector housing including a filter housing that at least partly encloses the inductance, the at least one capacitor and
the bracket and an open-ended tube projecting from a partition wall of the filter housing and formed to fit with a mating
connector; and

input and/or output terminals having inner ends connected to the noise filter circuit housed in the filter housing and outer
ends projecting through the partition wall of the filter housing and into the open-ended tube projecting from the partition
wall of the filter housing so that the outer ends of the input and/or output terminals are connectable to mating terminals
in a mating connector.

US Pat. No. 9,332,660

DISPLAY

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. A display device comprising:
an organic electroluminescence display panel;
a front-face member provided on a front face of the organic electroluminescence display panel;
a back-face member provided on a back face of the organic electroluminescence display panel, the back-face member covering
the back face, or the back face and other part of the organic electroluminescence display panel; and

a top chassis and a middle chassis between the front-face member and the back-face member, wherein the back-face member is
made of a material that includes glass.

US Pat. No. 9,329,608

PROGRAMMABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH DECOUPLING CAPACITOR CIRCUITRY

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. Circuitry, comprising:
first and second adjacent conductive paths;
a first driver circuit that drives the first conductive path to a first power supply voltage level;
a second driver circuit that drives the second conductive path to a second power supply voltage level that is different than
the first power supply voltage level, wherein the first and second different power supply voltage levels are maintained on
the first and second adjacent conductive paths, respectively, during normal operation such that the first and second conductive
paths contribute to a power supply decoupling capacitance; and

a reset circuit that is coupled to the first driver circuit and that drives the first conductive path to the first power supply
voltage level in response to asserting a control signal that controls the reset circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,332,645

ELECTRONIC PART AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic part mounted to a printed board comprising:
a main body arranged at a position above and separated from a board surface of the printed board, the main body having at
least one electronic element and multiple electrodes for the electronic element; and

multiple terminals, each of which is connected at its one end to each of the electrodes and electrically and mechanically
connected at its other end to a land formed in the printed board, each of the terminals extending from the main body toward
the printed board so as to hold the main body at the position above and separated from the board surface in a condition that
each of the terminals is electrically and mechanically connected to the respective electrodes and the respective lands;

wherein each of the terminals has an electrode-connected portion electrically and mechanically connected to the corresponding
electrode, a land-connected portion electrically and mechanically connected to the corresponding land, and an intermediate
portion for connecting the electrode-connected portion and the land-connected portion with each other,

wherein the terminals include at least one fuse terminal,
wherein the fuse terminal has a first connecting portion at least as a part of the intermediate portion, the first connecting
portion extending in a direction parallel to the board surface or in a direction inclined with respect to the board surface
by an angle smaller than 90 degrees,

wherein the fuse terminal further has a cut-off portion formed in the first connecting portion,
wherein the cut-off portion, which has a width smaller than that of other portions of the fuse terminal, is melted down due
to heat generation by excess current, and

wherein the fuse terminal has tapered portions at both sides of the cut-off portion, so that the cut-off portion is respectively
connected to the electrode-connected portion and the land-connected portion via the respective tapered portions.

US Pat. No. 9,330,957

PROCESS FOR ASSEMBLING TWO WAFERS AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLL...

1. A process for assembling a first wafer and a second wafer each bevelled on their peripheries, the process comprising:
forming an excavated region in the bevelled periphery on a first side of the first wafer;
saving a material from the excavated region when the excavated region is formed;
forming a border adjacent the excavated region using the saved material from the excavated region; and
after forming the border, bonding the first side of the first wafer and a second side of the second wafer, with the border
extending in height above the first side of the first wafer so as to contact the bevelled periphery on the second side of
the second wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,332,318

EXTRA RICH CONTENT METADATA GENERATOR

CISCO TECHNOLOGY INC., S...

1. A method implemented on a content metadata generator, said method comprising:
receiving, at a content metadata generator manager unit, content provider metadata related to content items provided by a
content provider;

retrieving additional external metadata for a subset of said content provider metadata related to said content items, said
additional external metadata comprising language variations of said content provider metadata retrieved from one or more external
sources using one or more web crawlers, said language variations comprising at least one of: a written format; a pronunciation
format; and a social common name;

storing said content provider metadata with said additional external metadata in a storage device, wherein said content provider
metadata is stored and indexed in association with said additional external metadata;

receiving, at a search engine, a content item search request from a user, said content item search request comprising one
or more search terms expressed in a first language variation;

identifying, using said index, relevant metadata matching said one or more search terms among said content provider metadata
or said additional external metadata stored and indexed in association in said storage device;

identifying additional relevant metadata stored and indexed in association with said relevant metadata in said storage device,
said additional relevant metadata comprising language variations of said relevant metadata and corresponding to content provider
metadata and/or additional external metadata other than said relevant metadata matching said one or more search terms; and

adding one or more additional search terms to said content item search request, said one or more additional search terms corresponding
to said additional relevant metadata.

US Pat. No. 9,327,324

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLEANING A VACUUM CHAMBER

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A method for use in cleaning of a vacuum chamber configured for operating at a micro-Torr pressure range, the method comprising:
connecting the vacuum chamber to a plasma generating unit via a plasma connection port and to a pumping unit via a pumping
port, and

controlling a flow conductance for charged particles and cleaning substances produced in the plasma generating unit through
the plasma connection port into the vacuum chamber, wherein said controlling comprises providing in said plasma connection
port a barrier plate having at least one aperture and maintaining a working pressure at a micro-Torr range inside the vacuum
chamber that is lower than a pressure in the plasma generating unit while cleaning the vacuum chamber by said cleaning substances,
and said maintaining comprises selecting a dimension of the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,332,685

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. An electronic component mounting apparatus comprising:
a loading unit configured to move a printed circuit board in a first horizontal direction to load the printed circuit board;
a first substrate moving unit configured to move the printed circuit board, loaded by the loading unit, in a second horizontal
direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction;

a substrate holding unit configured to temporarily hold the printed circuit board moved by the first substrate moving unit;
a component mounting unit configured to mount an electronic component on the printed circuit board held by the substrate holding
unit;

a second substrate moving unit configured to move the printed circuit board with the electronic component mounted thereon
in the second horizontal direction; and

an unloading unit configured to move the printed circuit board, moved by the second substrate moving unit, in the first horizontal
direction to unload the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,331,639

POWER AMPLIFICATION CIRCUIT AND POWER AMPLIFICATION MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power amplification circuit comprising:
a first amplification element which amplifies and outputs an input signal with a gain according to a level of the input signal
and a level of a bias voltage;

a second amplification element which has the same gain characteristic as the first amplification element and amplifies and
outputs the input signal; and

a variable bias voltage generation circuit which generates the bias voltage, such that the bias voltage decreases with an
increase in level of an output signal of the second amplification element,

wherein the variable bias voltage generation circuit includes a filter circuit which attenuates an AC component of an output
signal of the second amplification element, and generates the bias voltage based on an output signal of the filter circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,329,087

PYROELECTRIC-TYPE INFRARED SENSOR

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, S...

1. A pyroelectric type infrared sensor comprising a sensor element, a shield case, an infrared ray transmitting filter, an
output circuit, and at least one reflecting film, wherein:
the shield case covers the sensor element;
the output circuit converts an impedance of an output signal of the sensor element to output it;
the sensor element has at least one pyroelectric element;
the pyroelectric element comprises a pyroelectric substrate, a front face electrode, and a rear face electrode, the pyroelectric
substrate having a front face as a light receiving surface and a rear face opposite to the front face, the front face electrode
being provided on the front face, the rear face electrode being provided at a position corresponding to the front face electrode
on the rear face, and the front face electrode comprising a light receiving electrode and a temperature compensation electrode;

an opening is provided in the shield case at a position above the front face electrode;
the infrared ray transmitting filter is provided on the opening;
the reflecting film reflects an incoming infrared ray;
at least a part of the reflecting film is positioned at a part of a region between the infrared ray transmitting filter and
the temperature compensation electrode;

the infrared ray transmitting filter has a lower surface located on a lower side thereof and an upper surface located on an
upper side thereof, the lower surface facing the front face electrode; and

the reflecting film is arranged only on the lower surface of the infrared ray transmitting filter.

US Pat. No. 9,327,843

STROBE LIGHT UNIT AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A wing anti-collision strobe light unit for an aircraft, comprising:
at least one light source, particularly at least one LED;
a reflector element,
the at least one light source and the reflector element being configured for projecting light into a desired range of directions;
and

a stray light blocking element for blocking stray light from being projected into undesired directions, the stray light blocking
element attached to the reflector element or to a base portion of the strobe light unit;
wherein the stray light blocking element comprises a substantially planar main portion, which substantially planar main portion
extends into a radial direction from the at least one light source, such that at least one of parallel and radial light beams
projected into the desired range of directions are substantially unaffected by the stray light blocking element and such that
stray light beams of an undesired range of directions, particularly stray light beams reflected by an additional transparent
cover or an additional cover lens, are blocked; andwherein the substantially planar main portion of the stray light blocking element includes an angle of 30 to 60° with respect
to an axis of symmetry of the reflector element.

US Pat. No. 9,332,550

CONTROLLING FAST DORMANCY

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method for controlling transitions between operational states for a user equipment, UE, in a radio access network, the
operational states comprising a first state and a second state, the method comprising:
determining, by a node, a threshold time value wherein the determination of the threshold time value comprises:
obtaining a first resource consumption value representing resource consumption in the radio access network for residing in
the first state,

obtaining a second resource consumption value representing resource consumption in the radio access network for switching
from the first state to the second state and residing in the second state, and

calculating the threshold time value that is indicative of when the first resource consumption value is equal to the second
resource consumption value;

transmitting, by the node, the threshold time value to the UE; and
using, by the UE, the determined threshold time value for deciding whether or not to request switching from the first state
to the second state.

US Pat. No. 9,327,660

WIRING HARNESS

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A wiring harness, comprising:
a terminal-provided wire including an insulated wire and a terminal fitting connected to an end of the insulated wire; and
a wire protecting member for covering a protected part including a connected part of the insulated wire and the terminal fitting
in the terminal-provided wire, wherein the wire protecting member has a double structure including:

a non-conductive inner member for holding the protected part of the terminal-provided wire in a pivotable state inside,
the inner member is a hard member and includes:
a fixing portion for fixing and holding a part of the insulated wire spaced from the terminal fitting, and an accommodating
portion accommodating with a play at least part of the terminal fitting and the insulated wire between the terminal fitting
and the part of the insulated wire held by the fixing portion; and

an outer member formed by insert molding a thermoplastic resin material with the inner member holding the terminal-provided
wire as an insert part so that the outer member surrounds the fixing part and part of the insulated wire extending from the
inner member without impeding movement of the terminal fitting and the part of the insulated wire in the accommodating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,331,450

LASER APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:
a laser chamber including a laser gain medium, and a part of the laser chamber being constructed by an insulator;
a power source;
a first electrode to which a voltage is applied from the power source and a second electrode that is grounded, the first and
second electrodes being disposed in the laser chamber, and the first electrode being disposed at a side where the insulator
is disposed;

a connector connected to the power source, and supporting the first electrode in a way that allows the first electrode to
move toward a side where the second electrode is disposed; and

an electrode moving mechanism being installed in the insulator and being connected to the first electrode to move the first
electrode toward the side where the second electrode is disposed,

wherein the electrode moving mechanism comprises shims which are stacked and removed corresponding to a wear volume of the
first electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,330,798

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING IRRADIATION TARGETS THROUGH A NUCLEAR REACTOR

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A system for delivering and retrieving irradiation targets through a nuclear reactor, the system comprising:
a penetration pathway connecting an origin point outside an access barrier of the nuclear reactor and an instrumentation tube
extending into the nuclear reactor inside the access barrier, wherein the access barrier encloses a space around the nuclear
reactor and prevents direct human access to the instrumentation tube; and

a loading/offloading system including a first pathway, a second pathway, and a third pathway,
wherein, the first pathway connects an irradiation target source and the origin point, the second pathway connects the origin
point and an irradiation target harvesting point outside the access barrier, the first and the second pathways join only at
the origin point, the loading/offloading system is configured to provide one of the first and the second pathways based on
a destination of the at least one irradiation target, the penetration, first, and second pathways each include a surface on
which the irradiation targets directly move between connected points and an open space adjacent to the surface and between
connected points sized to fit the irradiation targets, and the third pathway includes a surface and an open space adjacent
to the surface that connects a drive system and the origin point, wherein the drive system includes a plunger and a cable
shaped to pass through the penetration pathway and drive at least one irradiation target into the instrumentation tube.

US Pat. No. 9,332,625

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus for generating plasma by applying a laser beam to a target material and entering
extreme ultraviolet light radiated from the plasma into projection optics of exposure equipment, said apparatus comprising:
a chamber in which the extreme ultraviolet light is generated;
a target supply unit for supplying the target material into said chamber;
a driver laser for applying the laser beam to the target material supplied by said target supply unit to generate the plasma;
a collector mirror for collecting the extreme ultraviolet light radiated from the plasma;
a positioning mechanism for positioning at least a part of said chamber in a predetermined location where an optical axis
of the collected extreme ultraviolet light and an optical axis of the projection optics of said exposure equipment are aligned
with each other;

a movement mechanism for moving at least the part of said chamber positioned in the predetermined location between said predetermined
location and a maintenance area; and

a magnetic field generating unit includes a pair of magnets placed opposite to each other for trapping charged particles radiated
from said plasma, said magnetic field generating unit being provided outside of a track on which at least the part of said
chamber moves between said predetermined location and said maintenance area.

US Pat. No. 9,332,589

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE WIRELESS TRANSCEIVERS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a first wireless transceiver configured to receive pre-association data from a first wireless network, the pre-association
data relating to a second wireless network, wherein the first wireless network supports communication via a first wireless
protocol and wherein the second wireless network supports communication via a second wireless protocol that is different the
first wireless protocol; and

a second wireless transceiver configured to receive the pre-association data from the first wireless transceiver via a transceiver
interface and further configured to process the pre-association data to support an association by the second wireless transceiver
with the second wireless network;

wherein co-existence data is communicated between the first wireless transceiver and the second wireless transceiver via the
transceiver interface to control interference between the first wireless transceiver and the second wireless transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,332,626

EUV LIGHT SOURCE AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source, comprising:
a spray nozzle array having a plurality of spray nozzles configured to spray a plurality of rows of droplets to an irradiating
position;

a laser source having a first reflective mirror and a second reflective mirror configured to generate a first laser beam and
a second laser beam and cause the first laser beam and the second laser beam to sequentially bombard the plurality of droplets
arriving at the irradiating position to generate EUV light with increased output power, and

a light focusing device comprising a first partial focusing mirror and a second partial focusing mirror configured to perform
a rotating scanning to collect EUV light and focus the collected EUV light at a central focusing point.

US Pat. No. 9,328,882

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CEILING MOUNTED SYSTEMS

Exposure Illumination Arc...

1. An environmental control system for controlling a device unit in a structure, comprising:
a wire way bar defining an enclosed interior channel from a first end of the wire way bar to a second end of the wire way
bar, comprising at least one of a power line and a communication line;

at least one port in a fixed position; and
at least one adapter unit configured to be coupled to one of the at least one port and connected to at least one of the power
line and the communication line, the adapter unit comprising:

a device connector adapted to couple the device unit to the adapter unit,
wherein the adapter unit is configured to convey electricity from the power line to the device unit; and
a microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 9,327,743

GUIDEWAY MOUNTED VEHICLE LOCALIZATION SYSTEM

Thales Canada Inc, Toron...

1. A system, comprising:
a speed detector configured to generate speed data associated with a movement of a vehicle;
a marker sensor configured to generate marker data based on a detection of an object along a wayside of a guideway along which
the vehicle is configured to move;

a controller coupled with the speed detector and the marker sensor, the controller being configured to (1) calculate a distance
the vehicle moved based on the speed data and the marker data, (2) generate location information based on the distance the
vehicle moved and the marker data, and (3) generate an indication the vehicle is stationary based on the speed data;

a sensor unit comprising an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer, the sensor unit being configured to generate sensor
data based on information gathered by one or more of the accelerometer, the gyroscope, or the magnetometer; and

a processor coupled with the sensor unit and the controller, the processor being configured to process the sensor data to
determine a vehicle position based on the sensor data and the location information,

wherein the controller is configured to compare the location information with the vehicle position to determine if a difference
between the location information and the vehicle position is within a predetermined threshold range.

US Pat. No. 9,331,079

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate;
forming a plurality of fins on the semiconductor substrate;
forming a plurality of shallow trench isolation (STI) structures on the semiconductor substrate on opposite sides of the fins;
forming a dummy gate on the fins;
forming gate spacers on opposite sides of the dummy gate;
etching a first portion of the STI structures disposed outside a gate region, the first portion having a first predetermined
thickness;

forming an interlayer dielectric over the semiconductor substrate;
removing the dummy gate;
etching a second portion of the STI structures disposed in the gate region, the second portion having a second predetermined
thickness; and

forming a high-k dielectric layer and a metal gate in an area where the dummy gate is removed.

US Pat. No. 9,331,084

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ADJUSTING THRESHOLD VOLTAGES IN THE SAME

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming a fin structure on a semiconductor substrate;
forming a well region in the semiconductor substrate by ion implantation so as to form transistors, wherein the transistors
include a pull-up (PU) transistor, a transfer gate (PG) transistor, and a pull-down (PD) transistor of a static random-access
memory (SRAM) cell;

the ion implantation being used to adjust threshold voltages of the transistors, wherein standard threshold voltage (SVt)
ion implantation conditions are used to adjust a first threshold voltage of the PU transistor and a second threshold voltage
of the PG transistor, and low threshold voltage (LVt) ion implantation conditions are used to adjust a third threshold voltage
of the PD transistor;

forming a gate electrode for each transistor; and
performing lightly doped drain (LDD) ion implantation and pocket area (PKT) ion implantation on the PU, PG, and PD transistors
of the SRAM cell,

wherein P-type high-threshold voltage (PHVT) ion implantation conditions are used for the LDD ion implantation and PKT ion
implantation of the PU transistor; N-type standard threshold voltage (NSTV) ion implantation conditions are used for the LDD
ion implantation and PKT ion implantation of the PG transistor; and N-type low-threshold voltage (NLVT) ion implantation conditions
are used for the LDD ion implantation and PKT ion implantation of the PD transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,331,069

RESISTOR MEMORY BIT-CELL AND CIRCUITRY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A semiconductor memory control unit comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a switching transistor; and
a resistive memory cell;
wherein the switching transistor comprises:
a gate disposed over the first surface of the semiconductor substrate;
a source and a drain each disposed in the semiconductor substrate, the drain comprising a first drain portion in the vicinity
of the first surface and a second drain portion in the vicinity of the second surface;

a gate terminal disposed over the first surface and connected to the gate,
a source terminal disposed over the first surface and connected to the source,
a drain terminal disposed over the second surface of the semiconductor substrate and connected to the drain, and
wherein the resistive memory cell is disposed over the second surface and has a first end connected to the drain terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,330,964

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES AND FABRICATION METHODS FOR IMPROVING UNDERCUT BETWEEN POROUS FILM AND HARDMASK FILM

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for fabricating a semiconductor structure, comprising:
providing a substrate;
forming a to-be-etched layer made of a porous low-K dielectric material including boron nitride on one surface of the substrate;
forming a first hard mask layer made of nitrogen-doped silicon oxycarbide (SiOC(N)) directly on the to-be-etched layer;
etching the first hard mask layer to have same patterns corresponding to positions of subsequently formed a plurality of openings;
forming the plurality of openings through an entire thickness of the to-be-etched layer using the first hard mask layer as
an etching;

etching and cleaning a bottom surface of the openings along with side surfaces of both the to-be-etched layer and the first
hard mask layer in the openings by a wet chemical cleaning process, to level the side surfaces of both the to-be-etched layer
and the first hard mask layer with each other in the openings, wherein an etching rate of a solution of the wet chemical cleaning
process to the first hard mask layer and an etching rate of the solution of the wet chemical cleaning process to the to-be-etched
layer is identical; and

after the wet chemical cleaning process, forming a conductive structure in each of the openings.

US Pat. No. 9,332,412

INTELLIGENT NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL

TECORE, INC., Hanover, M...

1. A method for controlling wireless communication access by wireless devices to a communications network, comprising:
establishing, using an intelligent network access controller, one or more targeted coverage areas overlaying portions the
wireless communications network;

determining a location of a wireless device relative to a targeted coverage area;
locking the wireless device to the intelligent network access controller when the wireless device is located in or near the
targeted coverage area;

determining an access category for the wireless device;
preventing wireless communication access for a first category of wireless devices by maintaining the first category wireless
devices locked to the intelligent network access controller; and

allowing unlimited wireless communications for a second category of wireless devices, wherein the intelligent network access
controller directs the second category wireless devices to register with the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 9,330,921

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a memory cell disposed on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the memory cell includes a selection transistor disposed on
a first region of the semiconductor substrate and a memory transistor disposed on a second region of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the first region and the second region are spaced apart by a third region of the semiconductor substrate,

the selection transistor including a selection gate, a first source, and a first drain disposed on the third region of the
semiconductor substrate,

the memory transistor including a floating gate, a control gate disposed over the floating gate, a second source disposed
on the third region of the semiconductor substrate, a second drain, and a first insulating layer disposed between the floating
gate and the control gate; and

a selection gate sidewall spacer disposed near an edge of a bit line of the selection gate of the selection transistor, wherein
the selection gate sidewall spacer is separated from the selection gate by a second insulating layer, and wherein the selection
gate sidewall spacer and the control gate are formed of a first material.

US Pat. No. 9,329,291

NON-HYPERBOLIC CORRECTION OF SEISMIC DATA

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for improving seismic images by correction of distortions in the underlying input seismic data caused by a near-surface
anomaly that produces a non-hyperbolic move-out component of the seismic reflection below the anomaly, the method comprising:
a. redatuming the input seismic data to go from the surface to a target horizon using true one-way traveltime operators to
provide a first new redatuming dataset;

b. redatuming the input seismic data using hyperbolic one-way traveltime operators to provide a second new redatuming dataset;
and

c. redatuming the combination of a first causal part of the first new redatuming dataset and an anti-causal second part of
the second redatuming dataset to go from the target horizon back to the surface using hyperbolic one-way traveltime operators,
to thereby provide a dataset that is referenced to the surface without an imprint of the anomaly.

US Pat. No. 9,327,332

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE FLOW OF MATERIAL WHEN DEEP-DRAWING A WORKPIECE, AND DEEP-DRAWING DEVICE

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe...

1. A method for forming a workpiece, the method comprising:
forming a bead into a flange region of the workpiece;
deep-drawing the workpiece in a first incremental deep drawing step;
forming a subsequent bead into the flange region of the workpiece, wherein the first incremental deep-drawing step is paused
while the step of forming the subsequent bead is performed; and

deep-drawing the workpiece in a second incremental deep drawing step after the step of forming the subsequent bead is performed.
US Pat. No. 9,327,036

DNA-CELL CONJUGATES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A composition comprising: a live cell that has no cell wall, wherein the cell has a surface comprising a native functional
group linked to a nucleic acid moiety, wherein the nucleic acid moiety is covalently linked directly to the native functional
group, wherein the native functional group comprises an amino acid selected from the group consisting of lysine, cysteine,
tyrosine, threonine, serine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid and tryptophan, and wherein the cell has not undergone metabolic
engineering to introduce an azide modified sugar.

US Pat. No. 9,332,662

VENTILATION MEMBER

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A ventilation member attachable to an opening of a housing, the ventilation member comprising:
a support having a through hole serving as a part of an air passage between an interior space and an exterior space of the
housing when the support is attached to the opening;

an air-permeable membrane disposed on the support so as to cover one end of the through hole that opens into the exterior
space; and

a cover member covering the support over the air-permeable membrane so as to form, between the cover member and the support,
a ventilation space serving as a part of the air passage,

wherein the support comprises:
a first oil-repellent portion formed around the air-permeable membrane, the first oil-repellent portion being formed by an
oil-repellent treatment of a part of a first surface of the support; and

a second oil-repellent portion formed around an end of the through hole that opens into the interior space, opposite to the
one end thereof opening to the exterior space, the second oil-repellent portion being formed by an oil-repellent treatment
of a part of a second surface of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,332,661

RECORDING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording device comprising:
a body case member comprising an upper frame and a lower frame;
an interface connector unit that is movable between a hidden position where the interface connector unit is hidden by the
body case member and an exposed position where the interface connector unit is exposed from the body case member;

a holding member that is displaceable between a holding position in which the interface connector unit is held at the hidden
position by an external operation and a released position in which the interface connector unit is released from the holding
position; and

a resistance applying member which applies a resistance to displacement of the holding member;
a rotatable arm having one end on which the interface connector unit is mounted and the other end supported by a support shaft
that extends in a main scan direction of a print head of the recording device; and

a stopper provided on the upper end of the lower frame, wherein the stopper abuts against the arm so as to regulate rotation
of the arm,

wherein the resistance applying member includes a rotary damper which applies the resistance to the rotatable arm in a direction
opposite to a rotation direction during rotation of the rotatable arm.

US Pat. No. 9,331,709

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. An analog-to-digital converter system comprising:
a capacitive digital-to-analog converter configured to sample a combination of an analog signal value and an analog dither
value; and

a control circuit comprising a scrambler circuit for selectively permutating bit values of digital codes applied to the capacitive
digital-to-analog converter; the control circuit configured to sequentially apply a plurality of digital codes to the capacitive
digital-to-analog converter during an analog-to-digital conversion operation to derive an encoded numerical representation
of the combination of the analog signal value and the analog dither value.

US Pat. No. 9,330,838

COIL UNIT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A coil unit for wirelessly transmitting or receiving power, comprising:
a winding wire; and
a magnetic body,
wherein in the magnetic body, a plurality of individual pieces with two principal surfaces opposing to each other in a thickness
direction are disposed in rows and columns in a direction substantially orthogonal to the thickness direction, and the two
principal surfaces are in a polygonal shape, and the polygonal shape has all obtuse angles and no right angle,

wherein the plurality of individual pieces are disposed in layers in the thickness direction, and
wherein central parts of the plurality of individual pieces do not overlap each other when viewed from the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 9,326,945

APIXABAN FORMULATIONS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A solid pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of crystalline apixaban particles and
a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent or carrier,
wherein the crystalline apixaban particles have a D90 equal to or less than about 89 ?m, and

wherein at least 77 wt % of apixaban dissolves within 30 minutes in a pH 6.8 phosphate buffer containing 0.05% sodium lauryl
sulfate.

US Pat. No. 9,328,247

PAPER COATING SLIP ADDITIVE COMPRISING ACID MONOMER, ASSOCIATIVE MONOMER AND NONIONIC MONOMER

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A paper coating slip additive formed by a process comprising performing free-radical polymerization of
a) an acid monomer selected from ethylenically unsaturated C3 to C8 carboxylic acids;
b) an associative monomer of formula
H2C?CR1—COO-(EO)n—(PO)m—R2 wherein R1 is hydrogen or methyl, n is at least two, m is from zero to 50, EO is an ethylene oxide group, PO is a propylene oxide group
and R2 is a C8-C30 alkyl group or a C8-C30 alkaryl group; and
c) a nonionic copolymerizable monomer other than a) and b);
wherein the additive has a weight average molecular weight of below 200,000,in the presence of tert-dodecyl mercaptan as a chain transfer agent.

US Pat. No. 9,332,670

DATA CENTER MODULE WITH LEVELING PAD

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center, comprising:
a computer room comprising a floor;
one or more data center modules, wherein at least one of the one or more data center modules comprises:
a module base; and
one or more rack computing systems coupled to the module base;
one or more pads between the module base of the at least one data center module and the floor; and
a plurality of pad compression mechanisms coupled to the floor;
wherein the pad is configured to compress to at least partially conform to variations in a surface of the floor;
wherein the plurality of pad compression mechanisms comprise a first pad compression mechanism coupled to the floor at a first
location and a second pad compression mechanism coupled to the floor at a second location, wherein the surface of the floor
at the first location is at a different elevation than the surface of the floor at the second location;

wherein the module base is configured to transmit a given compressive force exerted on the module base by the first pad compression
mechanism and to transmit another compressive force exerted on the module base by the second pad compression mechanism such
that the module base compresses the pad at the first location by a given amount and compresses the pad at the second location
by another amount, such that a level of the at least one data center module is adjusted.

US Pat. No. 9,332,665

DISPLAY APPARATUS

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

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a display panel including lower and upper substrates confronting each other, and a film member combined with the upper substrate;
a panel support member to support the display panel to expose a front side of the film member to the outside;
an adhesive member combining the display panel and the panel support member with each other; and
a panel protection member attached to an edge part of the display panel;
wherein an upper side portion of the upper substrate has a first incline with a first gradient,
wherein each side portion of the film member has a second incline with a second gradient,
wherein the first and second inclines are laterally offset from each other, and
wherein the panel protection member covers the second incline of the film member, the first incline of the upper substrate,
lateral sides of the upper substrate, and lateral sides of the lower substrate so as to expose the front side of the film
member to the outside.

US Pat. No. 9,331,985

PORTABLE DEVICE, A STATIONARY DEVICE, A DIGITAL DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR PERFORMING SECURE COMMUNICATION USING THEREOF

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

15. A method using a digital device, having a radiator of a proximity sensor and a receiver of the proximity sensor, for secure
communication between the digital device and an external device, comprising the steps of:
outputting a first light pattern to the external device by using the radiator of the proximity sensor;
acquiring a second light pattern received through the receiver of the proximity sensor, the second light pattern being the
first light pattern reflected by the external device;

extracting key generation information by using based on the second light pattern;
generating a secret key by using the key generation information; and
performing the secure communication with the external device by using the generated secret key.

US Pat. No. 9,330,924

METHOD FOR FORMING CONTROL GATE SALICIDE

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming a control gate structure of a silicon material on a substrate;
forming a planarized dielectric layer adjacent the control gate structure;
removing a portion of the dielectric layer to expose a top portion of the control gate structure;
removing an outer portion of the exposed top portion of the control gate structure such that the top portion of the control
gate structure has a narrower width than the unexposed portion;

forming a metal layer over the exposed portion of the control gate structure and a top surface of the dielectric layer; and
forming a silicide layer over the top portion of the control gate structure, such that the width of the silicided top portion
of the control gate structure is substantially the same as the width of the bottom portion of the control gate structure.

US Pat. No. 9,327,026

MULTIVALENT BREAST CANCER VACCINE

1. A method of preventing or treating breast cancer expressing human ?-lactalbumin, human ?S1 casein, human ?-casein or human
?-casein in a non-lactating human female of a non-child bearing age in whom the genes encoding human ?-lactalbumin, human
?S1 casein, human ?-casein and human ?-casein are not expressed by normal breast tissue, said method comprising administering
to said non-lactating human female a multivalent antigenic composition comprising:
(i) human ?-lactalbumin or a polypeptide comprising a 15 amino acid fragment thereof;
(ii) human ?S1 casein or a polypeptide comprising a 15 amino acid fragment thereof;
(iii) human ?-casein or a polypeptide comprising a 15 amino acid fragment thereof; and
(iv) of human ?-casein or a polypeptide comprising a 15 amino acid fragment thereof,wherein the multivalent antigenic composition is administered in an amount effective to elicit a T-cell-mediated anti-tumor
immune response against said breast cancer.

US Pat. No. 9,331,390

ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. An antenna assembly comprising:
a first radiating board including one or more dipole radiating elements;
a second radiating board including one or more dipole radiating elements;
a network board between the first and second radiating boards such that the first and second radiating boards are respectively
spaced apart from upper and lower surfaces of the network board, the network board including a feed network and a ground plane;
and

one or more interconnect boards operable for providing an electrical connection between the feed network and the dipole radiating
elements of the first and second radiating boards, the one or more interconnect boards being perpendicular to the network
board, the one or more interconnect boards including a first end electrically connected to the first radiating board and a
second end electrically connected to the second radiating board;

whereby the dipole radiating elements are operable simultaneously and co-locate radio frequency currents for a first frequency
band and a second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,330,947

METHODS FOR FORMING PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE STRUCTURES HAVING BUFFER DAMS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:
placing a device die having a plurality of metal posts over a release layer, wherein the release layer is over a first carrier;
forming a plurality of through-assembly vias (TAVs) over the release layer;
forming a dam member between the device die and the plurality of TAVs;
molding the device die, the dam member, and the plurality of TAVs in a molding compound; and
grinding the molding compound to expose ends of the plurality of metal posts and ends of the plurality of TAVs, wherein a
top surface of the molding compound is substantially level with the exposed ends of the plurality of metal posts and the exposed
ends of the plurality of TAVs.

US Pat. No. 9,332,186

METHOD FOR COMPENSATING MOTION BLUR IN CONNECTION WITH VIBRATIONS

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method for processing image data for image stabilization, the method comprising:
receiving an image from an image recording device;
selecting a portion of the received image;
determining a degree of sharpness the selected portion of the received image;
comparing the determined degree of sharpness for the selected portion of the received image against a reference value, the
reference value representing a degree of sharpness for a select portion of a previously used image in a video sequence;

updating the video sequence with the received image and saving the determined degree of sharpness for the selected portion
of the received image as a new reference value, if the determined degree of sharpness is greater than or equal to the reference
value; and

reducing the reference value, saving the reduced reference value as the new reference value, and keeping the previously used
image in the video sequence, if the determined degree of sharpness is less than the reference value.

US Pat. No. 9,331,714

CIRCUIT STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR HIGH-SPEED FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A receiver for a multi-lane data link, the receiver comprising:
a plurality of physical media attachment circuits for de-serializing data from a plurality of serial lanes of the multi-lane
data link, each physical media attachment circuit outputting the data at a first bus width;
a plurality of gearbox circuits, each gearbox circuit receiving the data at the first bus width and outputting the data at
a second bus width, wherein the first bus width is different from the second bus width; anda forward error correction (FEC) decoder for receiving and decoding the data at a third bus width, wherein the third bus width
in bits is a product of the second bus width in bits and a number of the serial lanes of the multi-lane data link, and wherein
the data is encoded with an FEC code having a block length,wherein the third bus width in bits is an exact multiple of a number of bits per symbol in the data, andwherein the block length in bits is an exact multiple of the third bus width.

US Pat. No. 9,331,651

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL IN A CURRENT MODE RF RECEIVER

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A current mode automatic gain control circuit for a current mode receiver front end comprising:
an input that receives a radio frequency (RF) current mode signal output from a low noise transconductance amplifier;
a shunt circuit that shunts current at a selected level from the RF current mode signal to produce a shunted RF current mode
signal;

a series circuit that presents a selected resistance to the shunted current mode RF signal to produce a gain adjusted RF current
mode signal; and

a control circuit that is responsive to a control input that selectively adjusts the shunt circuit and the series circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,328,091

5H-CYCLOPENTA[D]PYRIMIDINES AS AKT PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

GENENTECH, INC., South S...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula 40:
or a salt thereof, comprising coupling a corresponding compound of formula 37:
or a salt thereof, with a corresponding compound of formula 29 or formula 38:
or a salt thereof, to provide the compound of formula 40 or a salt thereof,
wherein:
Rk is halogen or NO2;

PG is an amine protecting group;
Hal is Br, Cl or I;
R1 and R1a are independently selected from hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, —CH?CH2, —CH2OH, CF3, CHF2 and CH2F;

R2 is selected from hydrogen, OH, OCH3 and F;

R2a is selected from hydrogen, methyl and F, or

R2 and R2a are oxo;

G is phenyl optionally substituted with one to four Ra groups or a 5-6 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted by a halogen;

R5 is selected from hydrogen and C1-C4 alkyl; and

each Ra is independently halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, —O—(C1-C6-alkyl), CF3, —OCF3, S(C1-C6-alkyl), CN, —OCH2-phenyl, NH2, —NO2, —NH—(C1-C6-alkyl), —N—(C1-C6-alkyl)2, piperidine, pyrrolidine, CH2F, CHF2, —OCH2F, —OCHF2, —OH, —SO2(C1-C6-alkyl), C(O)NH2, C(O)NH(C1-C6-alkyl) or C(O)N(C1-C6-alkyl)2.

US Pat. No. 9,332,179

FLASH COLLISION DETECTION, COMPENSATION, AND PREVENTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A system for flash collision detection and compensation, the system comprising:
an image sensor configured to capture a plurality of preview frames depicting an image scene and a final image depicting the
image scene, each of the plurality of preview frames including a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows: and

a frame analyzer processor configured to:
for a first row of the plurality of rows in a current frame of the plurality of preview frames, calculate a first row sum
value by summing a value of each of the plurality of pixels in the first row,

for a second row of the plurality of rows in a previous frame of the plurality of preview frames, calculate a second row sum
value by summing a value of each of the plurality of pixels in the second row, the first row and the second row depicting
a substantially similar portion of the image scene,

calculate a row sum difference based at least partly on subtracting one of the first row sum value and the second row sum
value from the other of the first row sum value and the second row sum value,

output one of a flash collision detected indication or a flash collision not detected indication based at least partly on
the row sum difference,

in response to the flash collision detected indication, generate instructions to continue capture, by the image sensor, of
at least one additional preview frame depicting the image scene, and

in response to the flash collision not detected indication, generate instructions to capture, by the image sensor, the final
image of the image scene.

US Pat. No. 9,330,846

CAPACITOR STRUCTURE OF CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A capacitor structure of capacitive touch panel, comprising:
a first electrode layer;
a first material layer, disposed on the first electrode layer, wherein a material of the first material layer is selected
from one of a semiconductor material and an insulating material;

a second material layer, disposed on the first material layer, wherein a material of the second material layer s selected
from another one of the semiconductor material and the insulating material; and

a second electrode layer, disposed on the second material layer,
wherein during an irradiation, a light source provides the capacitor structure with a light selected from one of a visible
light and an ultraviolet light, and a flashing frequency of the light source is greater than a threshold frequency for triggering
an optical control.

US Pat. No. 9,327,693

REAR COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A collision avoidance system of a vehicle, said collision avoidance system comprising:
a camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said collision avoidance system, said camera having a field of view exterior
of and rearward of the equipped vehicle;

a plurality of other sensors disposed at the equipped vehicle so as to sense forwardly and sidewardly of the equipped vehicle,
said plurality of other sensors capturing sensor data;

an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera;
wherein, responsive to image processing of captured image data, said collision avoidance system is operable to determine an
approach of a vehicle rearward of the equipped vehicle and to determine an excitation level depending on (i) a difference
between the speed of the approaching vehicle and the speed of the equipped vehicle and (ii) a distance between the approaching
vehicle and the equipped vehicle;

wherein, responsive to a determined excitation level, said collision avoidance system is operable to at least one of (a) provide
an alert to the driver of the equipped vehicle, (b) provide a visual alert to the driver of the approaching vehicle, (c) prepare
the equipped vehicle for impact, (d) control a braking system of the equipped vehicle and (e) control an acceleration system
of the equipped vehicle;

wherein, responsive to a determined excitation level, said collision avoidance system is operable to at least one of (i) transmit
an alert to the driver of the approaching vehicle via a telematics system and (ii) communicate information to the approaching
vehicle via a telematics system; and

wherein said collision avoidance system is operable to process sensor data captured by said plurality of other sensors to
determine at least one avoidance path of travel for the equipped vehicle to follow, and wherein, responsive to the determined
excitation level being greater than a threshold level, said collision avoidance system controls a steering system of the equipped
vehicle to follow the determined avoidance path of travel.

US Pat. No. 9,327,614

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING MOTOR FOR REDUCING VIBRATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A system of controlling a motor for reducing vibration of an electric vehicle, comprising:
a driving motor configured to operate as a power source;
an accelerator pedal position sensor configured to detect a position value of an accelerator pedal; and
a controller configured to calculate a virtual position value of the accelerator pedal limited to an increasing slope or a
descending slope based on the position value of the accelerator pedal, and output a final torque of the driving motor by applying
a vibration reduction torque gain based on the virtual position value of the accelerator pedal,

wherein the controller is configured to calculate the virtual position value of the accelerator pedal using a high pass filter
or a low pass filter.

US Pat. No. 9,326,814

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING LESION SIZE SHORTLY AFTER ONSET OF RF ENERGY DELIVERY

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A computer-implemented control system adapted to predict a lesion size in tissue after the onset of an RF ablation procedure,
the procedure being conducted using an RF generator output to drive at least one ablation electrode supported on the distal
section of a catheter, the catheter further having at least one temperature sensor, comprising:
a computer having a processor;
a data acquisition system having multiple channels that provide data, including at least one channel providing data from the
at least one ablation electrode;

a plurality of modules each executing in the processor of the computer, including:
a temperature determining module comprising a detection of temperatures in the vicinity of the at least one ablation electrode
from the at least one temperature sensor and a control loop operatively responsive to a currently detected temperature of
the temperatures to control a rise time to a target temperature;

an RF control module operative to vary the RF generator output so as to maintain the target temperature for a duration of
the RF ablation procedure;

a regression algorithm operative to apply a formula and compute the prediction of the lesion size in the tissue, within five
seconds after the onset of the RF ablation procedure, independent of the currently detected temperature from the at least
one temperature sensor; and

a user-interface module operative to provide from the computer onto a display at least the prediction of the lesion size to
inform the RF ablation procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,328,142

LIPOPEPTIDE INHIBITORS OF RAS ONCOPROTEINS

The United States of Amer...

1. A peptide or peptidomimetic comprising the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 10-46 or 75-84, or the inverse
sequence thereof,
wherein the peptide or peptidomimetic comprises about 30 or fewer amino acids.

US Pat. No. 9,332,521

STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A communication system including at least one information processing apparatus, a first communication terminal apparatus,
a second communication terminal apparatus, and a third communication terminal apparatus, the first communication terminal
apparatus, the second communication terminal apparatus, and the third communication terminal apparatus being capable of communicating
with the information processing apparatus,
the information processing apparatus comprising:
a first data transmission/reception control unit configured to, if having received access from the first communication terminal
apparatus, acquire first identification information that enables identification of a position of the first communication terminal
apparatus and transmission data transmitted from the first communication terminal apparatus, and store the first identification
information and the transmission data in a storage unit;

a second data transmission/reception control unit configured to, if having received access from the second communication terminal
apparatus after the access from the first communication terminal apparatus, acquire second identification information that
enables identification of a position of the second communication terminal apparatus and transmission data transmitted from
the second communication terminal apparatus, store the second identification information and the transmission data in the
storage unit, and on the basis of the second identification information, transmit the transmission data of the first communication
terminal apparatus stored in the storage unit to the second communication terminal apparatus; and

a third data transmission/reception control unit configured to, if having received access from the third communication terminal
apparatus after the access from the second communication terminal apparatus, acquire third identification information that
enables identification of a position of the third communication terminal apparatus and transmission data transmitted from
the third communication terminal apparatus, store the third identification information and the transmission data in the storage
unit, and on the basis of the third identification information, transmit the transmission data of the second communication
terminal apparatus stored in the storage unit to the third communication terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,328,175

SULFUR-MODIFIED CHLOROPRENE RUBBER, MOLDING THEREOF, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFORE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A sulfur-modified chloroprene rubber modified at the polymer terminals with tetramethylthiuram disulfide and at least one
compound selected from tetraalkylthiuram disulfides represented by the following Chemical Formula (1) and dialkyldithiocarbamic
acid salts represented by the following Chemical Formula (2), wherein:
there are peak tops at 3.55 to 3.61 ppm and at 3.41 to 3.47 ppm in 1H-NMR spectrum, as determined in deuterochloroform solvent, wherein the ratio (A/B) of the peak area (A) at 3.55to 3.61 ppm
to the peak area (B) at 4.2 to 6.5 ppm is 0.05/100 to 0.50/100; and

the extract with ethanol/toluene azeotropic mixture, as specified by JIS K 6229, is 3.0 to 9.0 mass %,
wherein, R1, R2, R3 and R4 each represent an alkyl group having a carbon number of 2 to 7,
wherein, R5 and R6 each represent an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 7and M represents a metal element.

US Pat. No. 9,329,549

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND STORAGE MEDIUM INCLUDING PROGRAM FOR PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE INCLUDED IN IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND STORAGE MEDIUM INCLUDING PROGRAM FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming system comprising:
a portable terminal device; and
an image forming apparatus,
the portable terminal device including:
a first storage part configured to store data indicative of an image;
a transmitting part configured to transmit the data stored in the first storage part by wireless communication;
a displaying part;
a first operation part configured to receive a first operation of selecting the image and a second operation of selecting
printing; and

a transmission controlling part configured to carry out first transmission control to cause the transmitting part to transmit
the data before a print setting screen is displayed on the displaying part when the first operation and the second operation
are carried out, in a case where a remaining amount of a battery as a power source of the portable terminal device is smaller
than a predetermined threshold value,

the image forming apparatus including:
a second storage part configured to store the data transmitted by the first transmission control; and
a printing part configured to execute a print job printing the image indicated by the data stored in the second storage part.

US Pat. No. 9,328,880

AUTOMATED COLOR TUNING OF AN LED BASED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:
measuring a first color of light emitted from an assembled LED based illumination device that includes an amount of a first
wavelength converting material and an amount of a second wavelength converting material;

determining a material modification plan based at least in part on the first color of light that includes determining an amount
of at least the first wavelength converting material to modify, wherein the assembled LED based illumination device, with
the amount of at least the first wavelength converting material modified in accordance with the material modification plan,
emits a second color of light within a predetermined tolerance of a target color point, and determining the material modification
plan further includes determining locations for the modification of the amount of the first wavelength converting material
based on a performance metric for the assembled LED based illumination device that is in addition to the target color point;
and

modifying the amount of the first wavelength converting material of the assembled LED based illumination device in accordance
with the material modification plan.

US Pat. No. 9,329,615

TRIMMED THERMAL SENSING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A trimmed thermal sensing system comprising:
a temperature sensing circuit configured to provide an output that varies as a function of temperature and in response to
a bandgap reference signal generated by a bandgap reference circuit that is trimmed by a first amount to compensate for Vbe
variation; and

a trim network linked to the trimmed bandgap reference and configured to always trim the temperature sensing circuit dependent
on the bandgap trimming and by a an amount substantially equal to the first amount but in an opposite direction of trimming
implemented to provide the trimmed bandgap reference signal, whereby temperature calibration of the temperature sensing circuit
is automatically provided.

US Pat. No. 9,330,265

METHOD FOR COMPONENT ACCESS CONTROL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE L...

1. A component access control method, applied to an electronic apparatus, the electronic apparatus comprises an operating
system, at least one basic component is included in the operating system, each basic component corresponds to one function
of the operating system, and the method comprises:
acquiring a target component list corresponding to a first application as installing the first application to the operating
system, the target component list including at least one target component needed to be used by the first application, the
at least one target component belonging to the at least one basic component which is requisite for the operating system of
the electronic apparatus;

generating information of each basic component that the first application is allowed to access from the target component list
according to a component selection command after receiving the component selection command; and

saving the information of each basic component that the first application is allowed to access,
dividing the basic components that the first application is allowed to access in safety class, and make statistic of access
information of each target component;

making risk assessment of the first application according to the safety class and the access information to obtain a risk
assessment value; and

preventing the first application from accessing any of the target components when the risk assessment value of the first application
exceeds a preset threshold

wherein the generating the information of the basic components that the first application is allowed to access from the target
component list according to the component selection command comprises:

acquiring access selection result of each target component in the target component list according to the component selection
command;

generating a prevention access component list according to the access selection result, the basic components that the first
application is prohibited from accessing are included in the prevention access component list.

US Pat. No. 9,331,908

SPECIFYING PRIORITY ON A VIRTUAL STATION INTERFACE DISCOVERY AND CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL RESPONSE

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method implemented by a network component, comprising:
receiving a Virtual Station Interface (VSI) Discovery Protocol (VDP) request from an Edge Virtual Bridging (EVB) station;
transmitting, to the EVB station, a VDP Response in response to the request,
wherein the VDP Response includes a VDP Type-Length-Value (TLV) having a Filter Information field,
wherein the Filter Information field is configured to specify a Priority Code Point (PCP) value associated with one or more
Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Identifier (VID) values carried by the VDP Response;

wherein the PCP value is carried in a PCP field and adopted by the EVB station as a default PCP value associated with the
VSI and at least one VID; and

wherein the Filter Information field further contains a PCP Significant (PS) field associated with each PCP field, and wherein
the PS field indicates whether the PCP field carries the PCP value.

US Pat. No. 9,329,200

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING ACCELEROMETER BASED CONTROLS IN A MOBILE ENVIRONMENT

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A method of processing signals from a gyroscopic-based input device, comprising the steps of:
providing the input device within a vehicle;
providing a gyroscopic-based second device within the vehicle;
sensing manual actuation of the input device while the vehicle is in motion;
transmitting first signals from the input device in response to the sensing of the manual actuation;
transmitting second signals from the second device in response to the motion of the vehicle;
adjusting the first signals dependent upon the second signals; and
calculating an orientation of the input device, the adjusting step being dependent upon the calculated orientation, the calculating
step including:

providing two energy emitters;
emitting energy from the emitters into a passenger compartment of the vehicle;
providing a sensor associated with the input device; and
using the sensor to sense the emitted energy.

US Pat. No. 9,328,097

THERMALLY ACTIVATED DELAYED FLUORESCENCE MATERIAL, A METHOD OF SYNTHESIZING THE SAME AND AN OLED DEVICE USING THE SAME

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A thermally activated delayed fluorescence material, comprising a molecular structure formula 1 as Ar—(Ar1)m-(Ar2)n, wherein the number of m is in 1˜4, the number of n is in 1˜8, the group Ar is an electron withdrawing group, the group Ar1
is an electron donating group and the group Ar2 is an aggregation induced emission group,
wherein the group Ar is selected from the following structure formulas:

the group Ar1 is selected from the following structure formulas:

the group Ar2 is selected from the following structure formulas:

US Pat. No. 9,327,597

SOLAR BATTERY MOUNTING STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A solar battery mounting structure comprising:
a vehicle body including a vehicle body frame member; and
a solar battery module including:
a light transmissive plate member which is arranged along the upper surface of the vehicle body;
an adhesive portion by which a lower surface of a side end portion of the light transmissive plate member is adhered to an
adhesive surface of the vehicle body frame member;

a fixation portion which is fixed to a lower surface of the light transmissive plate member through a sealing material layer,
and is fixed to a fixation surface of the vehicle body frame member facing the lower surface; and

a protrusion portion which is in contact with the lower surface of the light transmissive plate member through the sealing
material layer is formed in the fixation portion;

wherein the solar battery module is disposed in an upper surface of the vehicle body;
wherein the solar battery module is fixed to the vehicle body frame member;
wherein a step portion is formed in the vehicle body frame member between the adhesive surface and the fixation surface; and
wherein the fixation surface is separated from the lower surface of the light transmissive plate member compared to the adhesive
surface.

US Pat. No. 9,332,649

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR PACKAGING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A flexible circuit board, comprising:
a base film;
a plurality of input line patterns, a plurality of output line patterns, and a plurality of dummy patterns on a first surface
of the base film; and

a ground pattern on a second surface of the base film and electrically connected with one of the plurality of dummy patterns,
wherein the plurality of dummy patterns are formed between each of the plurality of input line patterns or between each of
the plurality of output line patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,331,992

ACCESS CONTROL

DELL SOFTWARE INC., Roun...

1. A method for positive access control regarding one or more resources in a network, the method comprising:
storing information in memory regarding a plurality of users, the information for each user including a dossier including
one or more attributes indicative of custom group memberships for the user;

receiving an access request from a client device associated with a user of the plurality of users, the access request regarding
access to at least one of the one or more resources and including authentication information; and

executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor:
retrieves a dossier for the user based on the authentication information provided in the request,
identifies that the user belongs to a custom user group allowed to access the at least one resource requested by the access
request, the identification based on the one or more attributes in the retrieved dossier, and

moves a session associated with allowing the user to access the at least one resource, the session moved to a server dedicated
to providing guaranteed fast responses during congested time periods.

US Pat. No. 9,332,642

CIRCUIT BOARD

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A circuit board comprising:
an insulating base substrate; and
a circuit layer that is formed of a conductor and that is provided on the surface of the insulating base substrate, wherein
the insulating base substrate has a smooth surface having a surface roughness Ra of 0.5 ?m or less,
the conductor is at least partially embedded in a wiring groove formed in the surface of the insulating base substrate,
the depth of the wiring groove is at least partially 3 to 15 ?m,
a thickness of the circuit layer is 0.1 to 10 ?m, and
an aspect ratio between the width of the wiring groove and the depth of the wiring groove is such that the depth of the wiring
groove/the width of the wiring groove is 1.0 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,332,536

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION ON A WIRELESS CHANNEL

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of managing communication on a wireless channel comprising:
a first wireless communication device (WCD) detecting, on the wireless channel, a ready-to-send (RTS) message from a second
WCD to a third WCD, the RTS message indicating that the second WCD is ready to send data to the third WCD;

responsive to detecting on the wireless channel the RTS message from the second WCD to the third WCD, the first WCD configuring
itself to avoid transmission on the wireless channel for a first predefined period, wherein the first predefined time period
includes, in sequence beginning at an end of the RTS message, (i) a first interframe interval, (ii) a clear-to-send (CTS)
interval, (iii) a second interframe interval, and (iv) a confirmation-to-send (CoTS) interval;

the first WCD making a determination of whether the first WCD detects during the first predefined period on the wireless channel
a further transmission from the second WCD to the third WCD related to transmission of the data wherein the further transmission
from the second WCD to the third WCD is transmission of a CoTS message in the CoTS interval confirming that the second WCD
received a CTS message from the third WCD and is going to send the data to the third WCD and carrying a list of wireless channels
on which the second WCD will be transmitting to the third WCD; and

if the determination is affirmative, then the first WCD continuing to avoid transmission on the wireless channel for a second
predefined period, but, if the determination is negative, then the first WCD discontinuing the avoiding of transmission on
the wireless channel without the avoiding of transmission for the second predefined period, wherein the second predefined
period includes, in sequence beginning at an end of the first predefined period, (i) a third interframe interval, (ii) a data
transmission interval, (iii) a fourth interframe interval, and (iv) an ACK interval.

US Pat. No. 9,331,025

DIE EDGE SEALING STRUCTURES AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTORS ...

1. A method of fabricating an electronic device on a semiconductor substrate comprising a handle layer of semiconductor material,
a buried layer of dielectric material overlying the handle layer, and a first layer of semiconductor material overlying the
buried layer, the method comprising:
forming one or more semiconductor devices on a device region of the first layer of semiconductor material;
forming a sealing structure in the first layer of semiconductor material and the buried layer of dielectric material between
the device region and a scribe region of the semiconductor substrate, the sealing structure circumscribing the device region,
wherein the sealing structure comprises a conductive material within the first layer and the buried layer that contacts the
handle layer;

forming a first crackstop structure overlying the sealing structure and the device region, the first crackstop structure providing
an electrical connection between the sealing structure and the device region, wherein the first crackstop structure comprises
a first vertical conductive structure overlying the conductive material; and

dicing the semiconductor substrate within the scribe region.

US Pat. No. 9,329,327

DISPLAY AND FRONT-LIGHT MODULE THEREOF

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A display, comprising:
a reflective display module, comprising a reflective display panel, an adhesive layer and a color filter, wherein the adhesive
layer is disposed between the reflective display panel and the color filter;

a light guide plate comprising a first light guide surface opposite to the reflective display module, the first light guide
surface comprising a light outgoing region and a peripheral region surrounding the light outgoing region, wherein the color
filter is positioned between the reflective display panel and the light guide plate;

at least one light source for emitting a light to the light guide plate; and
a cover lens,
wherein the peripheral region of the first light guide surface is connected to the cover lens, and the light outgoing region
and the cover lens are spatially separated and define an air gap therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,327,918

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD FOR PERFORMING CLEANING PROCESS AND THE LIKE ON SUBSTRATE

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A method of processing a substrate, comprising the steps of:
(a) taking an unprocessed substrate out of a cassette to pass the unprocessed substrate to a passing part by means of a transfer
robot while rotating the unprocessed substrate through 90 degrees about a second rotation axis extending in a horizontal direction;

(b) holding said unprocessed substrate received from said transfer robot in a standing attitude by means of said passing part;
(c) transferring said unprocessed substrate from said passing part to a main transport robot to transport said unprocessed
substrate to a processing part by means of said main transport robot while rotating said unprocessed substrate through 90
degrees about a first rotation axis extending in a horizontal direction;

(d) transferring a processed substrate from said processing part to said main transport robot to pass said processed substrate
to said passing part by means of said main transport robot while rotating said processed substrate through 90 degrees about
said first rotation axis;

(e) holding said processed substrate received from said main transport robot in a standing attitude by means of said passing
part; and

(f) transferring said processed substrate from said passing part to said transfer robot to transport said processed substrate
into a cassette by means of said transfer robot while rotating said processed substrate through 90 degrees about said second
rotation axis,

said steps (a) and (f) including the step of moving a second hand for gripping said substrate forwardly and backwardly in
a direction parallel to said second rotation axis by means of said transfer robot,

said steps (c) and (d) including the step of moving a first hand for gripping said substrate forwardly and backwardly in a
direction parallel to said first rotation axis by means of said main transport robot,

said steps (a) and (f) including the step of moving the substrate upwardly and downwardly in a vertical direction by means
of said transfer robot while maintaining the substrate in a standing attitude without pivoting,

said steps (c) and (d) include the step of moving the substrate upwardly and downwardly in a vertical direction by means of
said main transport robot while maintaining the substrate in a standing attitude without pivoting, wherein

said processing part includes a back surface cleaning processing unit for cleaning the back surface of a substrate; and
said transfer robot rotates said substrate received from said cassette through 90 degrees in said step (a) and said main transport
robot rotates said substrate received from said passing part through 90 degrees in said step (c) to invert and transport the
substrate to said back surface cleaning processing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,332,671

HEAT DISSIPATION OF POWER ELECTRONICS OF A COOLING UNIT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. A cooling unit for cooling one or more heat generating devices provided on board of a means of transport, the cooling unit
comprising:
power electronics for providing the cooling unit with electric power,
a heat exchanger for thermally coupling a cooling agent supplied by a central cooling system provided on board of the means
of transport with air supplied in and/or into the cooling unit in order to cool the air by means of the cooling agent to thereby
provide cooling energy in the form of cold air to the one or more heat generating devices, and

a heat pipe for heat dissipation of the power electronics, wherein, at a first portion of the heat pipe, at least some of
a working agent contained inside the heat pipe is in the liquid phase and, at a second portion of the heat pipe, at least
some of the working agent contained inside the heat pipe is in the gas phase, wherein the first portion of the heat pipe is
thermally coupled with the power electronics such that heat from the power electronics is absorbed by evaporating the working
agent being in the liquid phase and wherein the second portion of the heat pipe is thermally coupled with the cooling agent
such that heat is released to the cooling agent by condensing the working agent being in the gas phase.

US Pat. No. 9,332,555

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECT MOBILE COMMUNICATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for allocating resources in a network comprising:
sending, by a network controller, to a second network controller, first information of resources for a first set of direct
mobile communication (DMC) links between DMC user equipments (UEs), the first set of DMC links associated with the network
controller; and

receiving, by the network controller, second information of resources for a second set of DMC links associated with the second
network controller, the second information of resources being determined in accordance with the first information of resources,
the resources described by the second information of resources being coordinated by the second network controller with respect
to the network controller to be orthogonal to the resources described by the first information of resources.

US Pat. No. 9,330,945

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SYSTEM WITH MULTI-CHIP MODULE

STATS ChipPAC Ltd., Sing...

8. A method for manufacturing an integrated circuit package system with multi-chip module comprising:
providing an upper substrate having an upper chip thereon and having interconnects therebetween;
positioning a lower chip under the upper chip, the lower chip having bottom interconnects thereon;
encapsulating the upper chip and the lower chip with a chip encapsulant on the upper substrate with the bottom interconnects
exposed from the chip encapsulant;

mounting the lower chip over the lower substrate with the bottom interconnects extended through a gap between the chip encapsulant
and the lower substrate, the bottom interconnects directly on the lower substrate, the chip encapsulant fully separated from
the lower substrate by the gap;

interconnecting the upper substrate and the lower substrate; and
filling the gap with a package encapsulant with a portion of a surface of the upper substrate opposite the upper chip covered
by the package encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 9,330,552

DETECTION OF ICE ON A VEHICLE WINDOW BY MEANS OF AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method for adapting a signal processing of at least one sensor device that is arranged behind a windowpane in a motor
vehicle, wherein the adaptation of the signal processing comprises:
providing a temperature signal from at least one temperature sensor integrated in the sensor device,
determining that a probability of ice on the windowpane is detected on the basis of the temperature signal, and
changing at least one detection threshold of a vehicle obstacle detection system if the probability of ice on the window pane
is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,332,452

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:
a measurement circuit configured to measure a first reception quality of a first signal from another radio communication device
in a first sub-band and configured to measure a second reception quality of a second signal from the other radio communication
device in a second sub-band different from the first sub-band and configured to measure a third reception quality of a third
signal from the other radio communication device in the first sub-band;

a transmitter configured to transmit first information related to the measured first reception quality;
a determiner configured to determine whether the first information related to the measured first reception quality is valid
or invalid based on the measured third reception quality; and

the transmitter further configured to transmit to the other radio communication device second information related to the measured
second reception quality and third information indicating the determined validity or invalidity of the first information related
to the measured first reception quality.

US Pat. No. 9,331,976

METHOD OF REQUEST ROUTING RE-DIRECTION WITH LOOP DETECTION AND PREVENTION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A computer implemented method of request routing redirection, comprising;
receiving, from a user terminal, a domain name system (DNS) request among a plurality of CDNs connected by CDN interconnection
(CDNi), the request including a list of CDN-provider-identifications (IDs) of higher CDNs of a first content delivery network
(CDN);

determining, by a processor, whether the request is processable for routing; and
in response to detection the request is not processable, redirecting the request, while preventing a loop of request routing
according to the list.

US Pat. No. 9,330,998

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermal interface material assembly comprising:
a substrate;
one or more thermally-conductive pillars protruding outwardly away from the substrate, the one or more thermally-conductive
pillars comprise metal or metal alloy; and

a thermally-conductive heat path at least partially defined by and through the substrate and the one or more thermally-conductive
pillars, whereby heat may be transferable along the thermally-conductive heat path from a heat source of an electronic device
to a heat dissipating device.

US Pat. No. 9,329,639

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a front panel;
a back cover fixed on a main surface of the front panel;
a stand disposed on a surface of the back cover opposite to the front panel and rotatable relative to the surface, the stand
having an opening;

a keyboard detachably disposed in the opening; and
at least one hinge module disposed between the front panel and the back cover, wherein the hinge module comprises:
a fixing element having a hole, the fixing element being fixed on the back cover so that an accommodating space is formed
between the fixing element and the back cover;

a sliding element having a hook portion, the sliding element being disposed in the accommodating space and being slidable
relative to the accommodating space;

a pivot disposed in the accommodating space and slidable relative to the accommodating space, the sliding element being connected
to the stand by the pivot; and

a spring strip disposed in the accommodating space, the spring strip being fixed on the back cover and being deformable,
wherein when the stand covers the front panel, the pivot is located in the accommodating space; when a first angle is formed
between the front panel and the stand, the pivot is located in the accommodating space; when a second angle is formed between
the front panel and the stand, and the second angle is greater than the first angle, the pivot and the sliding element are
moved by the stand so that the pivot is exposed from the back cover, and the sliding element is caught on the hole of the
fixing element by the hook portion and the sliding element is abutted by the spring strip.

US Pat. No. 9,329,610

BIASING CIRCUIT FOR A MICROELECTROMECHANICAL ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER AND RELATED BIASING METHOD

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A biasing circuit, comprising:
an output terminal;
a biasing terminal configured to receive from a voltage-booster stage a boosted voltage for biasing the output terminal;
a filter coupled between the biasing terminal and said output terminal, and configured to filter disturbances on said boosted
voltage;

a switch configured to provide a current path between said biasing terminal and said output terminal when the switch is closed
and allow the filter to filter the disturbances when the switch is open, the switch having a control terminal; and

a control stage having an output terminal electrically coupled to the control terminal of the switch, the control stage being
configured to close the switch by providing a control signal from the output terminal of the control stage to the switch,
wherein the control stage includes a first input terminal configured to receive said boosted voltage and a second input terminal
configured to receive a timing signal, and the control stage is configured to supply said control signal based on the boosted
voltage and the timing signal.

US Pat. No. 9,327,231

TUBULAR CERAMIC-CARBONATE DUAL-PHASE MEMBRANES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A tubular dual-phase membrane comprising:
a tubular-shaped body comprising:
an outer support layer comprising a first ceramic material that is non-wettable with carbonate;
a thin inner layer bonded to the outer support layer made from a second ceramic material that is wettable with carbonate,
wherein the second ceramic material is bonded to the carbonate; and

a channel defined by the thin inner layer, wherein the channel is in communication with a proximal opening at a first end
of the tubular body and a distal opening at a second end of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 9,331,869

INPUT/OUTPUT REQUEST PACKET HANDLING TECHNIQUES BY A DEVICE SPECIFIC KERNEL MODE DRIVER

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. One or more non-transitory computing device readable media having computing device executable instructions which when executed
perform a method comprising:
receiving, by a device specific kernel mode driver, a dispatch table including a pluralityy of input/output manager function
pointers;

sending, by the device specific kernel mode driver to an operating system kernel mode driver, the dispatch table including
the plurality of input/output manager function pointers;

receiving, by the device specific kernel mode driver, a dispatch table including the plurality of input/output manager function
pointers and a plurality of operating system function pointers;

storing, by the device specific kernel mode driver, the dispatch table including the plurality of input/output manager function
pointers and the plurality of operating system function pointers;

creating, by the device specific kernel mode driver, a dispatch table including the plurality of input/output manager function
pointers and the plurality of operating system functions wherein one or more of the operating system function pointers are
replaced by one or more device specific kernel mode driver function pointers;

sending, by the device specific kernel mode driver to an input/output manager, the dispatch table including, the plurality
of input/output manager function pointers and the plurality of operating system functions wherein one or more of the operating
system function pointers are replaced by one or more device specific kernel mode driver function pointers;

receiving, by a device specific kernel mode driver, a input/output request packet from the input/output manager based on the
dispatch table including the plurality of input/output manager function pointers and the plurality of operating system functions
wherein one or more of the operating system function pointers are replaced by one or more device specific kernel mode driver
function pointers from the device specific kernel mode driver to the input/output manager;

determining, by the device specific kernel mode driver, if the input/output request packet is to receive a given handling;
dispatching, by the device specific kernel mode driver using an operating system function pointer in the dispatch table stored
by the device specific kernel mode driver, the input/output request packet to a device specific dispatch input/output request
packet handler if the input/output request packet is to receive the given handling; and

redirecting, by the device specific kernel mode driver using an operating system function pointer in the dispatch table stored
by the device specific kernel mode driver, the input/output request packet to an operating system dispatch input/output request
packet handler if the input/output request packet is not to receive the given handling.

US Pat. No. 9,332,572

PRE-ALLOCATED RANDOM ACCESS IDENTIFIERS

Wi-LAN Inc., Ottawa, ON ...

1. A method of handover of a mobile station to a target base station, the method comprising:
transmitting, from the target base station, an indication of a reserved set of access identifiers from a plurality of access
identifiers for non-contention access over a shared random access channel in a coverage area of the target base station;

communicating, from the target base station, an indication of a non-contention reserved access identifier, the non-contention
reserved access identifier from the reserved set of access identifiers;

receiving, at the target base station, from the mobile station, during a handover of the mobile station to the target base
station, the non-contention reserved access identifier over the shared random access channel in the coverage area of the target
base station, the received non-contention reserved access identifier enabling identification of the mobile station by the
target base station; and

transmitting, from the target base station, a feedback message to the mobile station, the feedback message based at least
in part on a parameter of a signal associated with the received non-contention reserved access identifier, the feedback message
comprising at least a timing adjustment useable for synchronization of the mobile station with the target base station.

US Pat. No. 9,331,923

DS-LITE WITH BFD SUPPORT

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A network node for detecting failures in a Dual Stack Lite (DS-Lite) tunnel, comprising:
a receiver configured to obtain a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) that identifies a first Address Family Transition Router
(AFTR) node;

a transmitter configured to:
create a first DS-Lite tunnel to the first AFTR node by employing the FQDN;
initiate a first bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD) session to the first AFTR node; and
transmit a plurality of BFD data packets within the first DS-Lite tunnel; and
a processor coupled to the receiver and transmitter and configured to:
act as a Bridging Broadband (B4) node;

detect a failure within the first DS-Lite tunnel by employing the BFD data packets;
employ the FQDN identifying the first AFTR node to determine an internet protocol (IP) address of a second AFTR node; and
create, via the transmitter and receiver, a second DS-Lite tunnel to the second AFTR node when failure is detected within
the first DS-Lite tunnel by employing the IP address of the second AFTR node determined based on the FQDN identifying the
first AFTR node.

US Pat. No. 9,326,515

FUNGICIDAL 3-[(1,3-THIAZOL-4-YLMETHOXYIMINO)(PHENYL)METHYL]-2-SUBSTITUTED-1,2,4-OXADIAZOL-5(2H)-ONE DERIVATIVES

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

15. A composition for controlling phytopathogenic harmful fungi, characterized by a content of at least one compound of the
formula (I) according to claim 1, in addition to at least one extender and/or one surfactant.

US Pat. No. 9,332,561

HYBRID COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM USING PEER-TO-PEER AND CENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE

RINGCENTRAL, INC., San M...

1. A method comprising:
estimating a quality of service for each of a plurality of session channels available to couple a first electronic device
on a first network with a second electronic device on a second network, the plurality of session channels including a peer-to-peer
session channel and a server-controlled session channel;

selecting a first session channel, from the plurality of session channels, that has a highest estimated quality of service
of all the plurality of session channels over a first time interval;

instructing the first electronic device via a first signaling channel and a second electronic device via a second signaling
channel to establish a hybrid media session using the first session channel such that media data is communicated on the first
session channel;

monitoring, during the hybrid media session, the estimated quality of service for each of the plurality of session channels,
the monitoring based in part on quality of service factors periodically received from the first electronic device or the second
electronic device;

responsive to the monitoring, selecting a second session channel, from the plurality of session channels, that has a highest
estimated quality of service of all the plurality of session channels over a second time interval that occurs subsequent to
the first time interval; and

responsive to the selecting, instructing the first electronic device via the first signaling channel and the second electronic
device via the second signaling channel to establish the hybrid media session using the second session channel such that media
data is communicated on the second session channel and not the first session channel.

US Pat. No. 9,332,547

FREQUENCY BAND SELECTION FOR WIRELESS DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of frequency band selection for wireless device communication, comprising:
associating a first frequency band comprising a first channel bandwidth with a first application type and a second frequency
band comprising a second channel bandwidth with a second application type, wherein both the first and second application types
are characterized based on a length of data streams and a rate of change of the length of data streams sent to or from each
of the first and second application types respectively;

receiving at an access node from a first wireless device a request to establish a communication session using one of the first
or second application types;

determining an application type associated with the request from among the first application type and the second application
type;

selecting a frequency band for the communication session with the first wireless device based on the application type from
among the first frequency band and the second frequency band; and

establishing the communication session between the access node and the first wireless device using the selected frequency
band.

US Pat. No. 9,331,977

HIGH AVAILABILITY FOR CLOUD-BASED SERVICES

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method for provisioning a device to access a service provided by a plurality of service end points
associated with a plurality of distinct portions of a network, the method comprising, provisioning the device with a plurality
of domain name system (DNS) service records that are simultaneously stored by the device, each of a first subset of the DNS
service records corresponding to a first type of destination address, each of the first type of destination address being
associated with at least one of the service end points in only one of the distinct portions of the network, each of a second
subset of the DNS service records corresponding to a second type of destination address, each of the second type of destination
address being simultaneously associated with at least one of the service end points in each of at least two of the distinct
portions of the network.

US Pat. No. 9,329,366

LWIR IMAGING LENS, IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

FLIR SYSTEMS TRADING BELG...

1. An imaging lens for use with an operational waveband over any subset of 7.5-13.5 ?m, the imaging lens comprising:
a first optical element of a first high-index material, the first optical element having a front surface and a rear surface;
and

a second optical element of a second high-index material, the second optical element having a front surface and a rear surface,
the front surface of the second optical element facing the rear surface of the first optical element, wherein

at least two surfaces of the first and second optical elements are optically powered surfaces, a largest clear aperture of
all optically powered surfaces does not exceed a diameter of an image circle of the imaging lens corresponding to a field
of view of 55 degrees or greater by more than 30%,

sags of optically powered surfaces increase from an object side to an image side, and
the first and second high-index materials have
a refractive index greater than 2.2 in the operational waveband,
an absorption per mm of thickness less than 75% in the operational waveband, and
an absorption per mm of thickness greater than 75% in a visible waveband of 400-650 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,332,664

WIRING DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED DIRECT CURRENT OUTPUT

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A wiring device with DC output, comprising:
a housing comprising an AC opening and a DC opening;
an AC power output interface disposed within the housing and aligned with the AC opening, wherein the AC power output interface
is electrically coupled to a wire receiver, wherein the wire receiver receives and electrically couples with electrical wires
that provide AC power to the AC power output interface when the wiring device is coupled to a power supply of a building,

wherein the wire receiver comprises a pair of coupling bands electrically coupled to a ground wire, and wherein the pair of
coupling bands include: an upper coupling band, a lower coupling band, and a middle portion that includes an opening that
is positioned central to the middle portion, the middle portion conductively couples the upper coupling band to the lower
coupling band;

a first printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the housing and electrically coupled to one or more of the electrical
wires, and wherein the first PCB receives the AC power from the electrical wires and converts the AC power into DC power when
the wiring device is coupled to the power supply of the building; and

a DC power output interface disposed within the housing and through the opening in the middle portion of the coupling bands
such that the middle portion surrounds the DC power output interface, wherein the DC power output interface is aligned with
the DC opening, and wherein the DC power output interface is electrically coupled to the first PCB and receives the DC power
from the first PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,331,840

ALIGNING THE UPSTREAM DMT SYMBOLS OF MULTIPLE LINES IN A TDD DSL SYSTEM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting a delay value to each of a plurality of digital subscriber line (DSL) transceivers, by a distribution point unit
(DPU), wherein the delay value comprises a gap time at a U-interface of a plurality of second DSL transceivers at the DPU
to be applied to a time-division duplex (TDD) frame transmission; and

receiving, by the DPU from the plurality of DSL transceivers, a plurality of signals comprising a plurality of lines of upstream
discrete multitone modulation (DMT) symbols aligned at the U-interface of the plurality of second DSL transceivers, wherein
the plurality of lines of upstream DMT symbols are transmitted at different times within a TDD frame period based on the delay
value and a corresponding propagation delay.

US Pat. No. 9,331,565

SWITCHING POWER CONVERSION CIRCUIT AND POWER SUPPLY USING SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A switching power conversion circuit for receiving the energy of an input voltage and generating an output voltage to a
system circuit, said switching power conversion circuit comprising:
a first-stage power circuit configured to perform a power factor correction and convert said input voltage into a bus voltage,
wherein said first-stage power circuit comprises a first switching circuit;

a first feedback circuit connected to said first-stage power circuit for generating a first feedback signal according to said
bus voltage;

a second-stage power circuit connected to the first-stage power circuit for converting said bus voltage into said output voltage,
wherein said second-stage power circuit comprises a second switching circuit;

a second feedback circuit connected to said second-stage power circuit for generating a second feedback signal according to
said output voltage; and

a controlling unit connected to said first-stage power circuit, said second-stage power circuit, said first feedback circuit,
said second feedback circuit and said system circuit for controlling the operations of said first-stage power circuit according
to said first feedback signal, controlling the operations of said second-stage power circuit according to said second feedback
signal and receiving a power-status signal issued from said system circuit, wherein said controlling unit comprises:

a start-up circuit connected to said system circuit and a power input terminal of said switching power conversion circuit
for converting said input voltage and generating a start-up voltage according to said power-status signal;

a first control circuit connected to said first switching circuit, a first auxiliary power output terminal of said second-stage
power circuit, an output terminal of said first feedback circuit, said system circuit and said start-up circuit, wherein said
first control circuit issues a first pulse width modulation control signal according to said first feedback signal, and said
first switching circuit is conducted or shut off according to said first pulse width modulation control signal; and

a second control circuit connected to said second switching circuit, said first auxiliary power output terminal of said second-stage
power circuit, an output terminal of said second feedback circuit and said first control circuit, wherein said second control
circuit issues a second pulse width modulation control signal according to said second feedback signal, and said second switching
circuit is conducted or shut off according to said second pulse width modulation control signal; and

wherein if said power-status signal is in an off status, said second-stage power circuit is disabled according to said power-status
signal under the control of said controlling unit, thereby said switching power conversion circuit stops providing electrical
energy to said system circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,328,210

ADDITIVE COMPOSITION USEFUL FOR CONTROLLING THE FOAM PROPERTIES IN THE PRODUCTION OF FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS CONTAINING POLYOLS BASED ON RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A process for production of polyurethane foams comprising reacting one or more polyol components with one or more isocyanate
components in the presence of an additive composition, said additive composition comprising:
(i) at least one quaternized ammonium compound that functions as an ionic surfactant;
(ii) at least one tertiary amine compound having a molar mass of at least 150 g/mol and is a compound of formula (V)
where
R4 is selected from saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon moieties having 5 to 30 carbon atoms,

R5 is selected from divalent alkyl moieties having 2 or 3 carbon atoms,

R6 is selected from alike or different alkyl moieties having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; and

(iii) at least one oxazasilinane;
wherein the mass ratio of the total mass of all of the at least one tertiary amine compounds having a molar mass of least
150 g/mol and of the formula (V) to the total mass of all oxazasilinanes is in a range from 200:1 to 5:1.

US Pat. No. 9,327,880

COVER FILM

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A cover film comprising at least:
a substrate layer,
an intermediate layer,
a heat seal layer comprising a thermoplastic resin capable of heat sealing to carrier tape, and
a peel layer between the intermediate layer and the heat seal layer, wherein
the intermediate layer comprises a metallocene linear low-density polyethylene,
the metallocene linear low-density polyethylene has a softening temperature of 98 to 109° C. by a TMA method according to
JIS K7196, and

the peel layer comprises a hydrogenated automatic vinyl-conjugated diene copolymer resin that has an aromatic vinyl group
content of 15 to 35 mass % with respect to 100 mass % for the entire resin, and a density if 0.890×103 to 0.935×103 (kg/m3).

US Pat. No. 9,332,673

SURFACE MODIFICATION OF HOSES TO REDUCE DEPLETION OF CORROSION INHIBITOR

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A cooling apparatus for transferring heat from at least one electronic component mounted on a circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of liquid-coolant cooling system components in fluid communication with each other, wherein the plurality of liquid-coolant
cooling system components comprise a first liquid-cooled cold plate and one or more other liquid-coolant cooling system components
selected from a group consisting of an additional liquid-cooled cold plate, a coolant supply header, a coolant return header,
a coolant supply manifold, a coolant return manifold, a coolant pump, a coolant reservoir, a heat exchanger, and combinations
thereof, wherein each liquid-cooled cold plate is positioned over and in thermal contact with at least one electronic component
mounted on a circuit board and has a thermal dissipation channel extending through a portion thereof;

a liquid coolant;
a corrosion inhibitor dissolved in the liquid coolant;
at least one hose interconnecting at least two of the plurality of liquid-coolant cooling system components, wherein the hose
comprises a modified surface that is pre-treated with a passivating agent to reduce depletion of the corrosion inhibitor dissolved
in the liquid coolant.

US Pat. No. 9,332,370

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING SPATIAL AUDIO RENDERING FOR A PARALLEL PLAYBACK OF CALL AUDIO AND MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for differentiating audio signals, wherein a first audio stream is obtained corresponding to a first audio signal
and a second audio stream is obtained corresponding to a second audio signal, comprising:
modifying a first signal component in the first audio stream by a first amount in accordance with characteristics of the first
audio signal to obtain a rendered audio stream if the characteristics of the first audio signal satisfy a criteria, or modifying
the first signal component in the first audio stream by a second amount in accordance with characteristics of the first audio
signal to obtain the rendered audio stream if the characteristics of the first audio signal fail to satisfy the criteria,
wherein the second amount is different from the first amount; and

emitting the rendered audio stream and the second audio stream simultaneously over one or more speakers.

US Pat. No. 9,330,809

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING COMPOSITES, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A composition comprising:
a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene]; and
a metallocene; where the metallocene is present in an amount of greater than 75 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition;
where the charge mobility is increased by a factor of 3 or more over compositions having 50 wt % of ferrocene or less with
the remainder being a regioregular polyalkylthiophene and/or a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene].

US Pat. No. 9,328,573

INTEGRATED GEOMECHANICS DETERMINATIONS AND WELLBORE PRESSURE CONTROL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A well drilling method, comprising:
determining a property of a formation surrounding a wellbore in real time as the wellbore is being drilled, wherein the determining
is based at least in part on data received from a sensor located at a surface location; and

controlling wellbore pressure in real time as the wellbore is being drilled by controlling operation of a flow control device
independently from a mud pump, the flow control device interconnected in a mud return line returning mud from the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 9,332,525

INTELLIGENT REPEAT OF NOTIFICATIONS

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting, at an information handling device, an event that causes a notification to occur;
providing, using a notification modality of the information handling device, the notification of the event;
sensing, using at least one sensor of the information handling device, a condition existing while the notification is provided;
determining, using a processor, that the condition conflicts with the notification modality used to provide the notification;
and

thereafter providing an additional notification of the event.

US Pat. No. 9,332,397

METHOD OF COMMUNICATING VOICE AND DATA TRANSMISSIONS FOR TELEMATICS APPLICATIONS

General Motors LLC, Detr...

1. A method of establishing an alternate communication channel between a telematics unit and a central facility, comprising
the steps of:
(a) determining that a central facility is unable to send data to or receive data from a vehicle telematics unit over a voice
call using a voice channel;

(b) sending an instruction from the central facility to the vehicle telematics unit alerting the vehicle telematics unit that
the voice channel of the voice call is operating at a data rate below a predetermined threshold;

(c) receiving a voice call at the central facility placed from the vehicle telematics unit based on the determination of step
(a);

(d) receiving Dual Tone Multiple Frequency (DTMF) cellular commands that communicate the identity of the vehicle telematics
unit to the central facility over the voice call received in step (c); and

(e) communicating data between the central facility and vehicle telematics unit via short messaging services (SMS) messages
using the voice call received in step (c).

US Pat. No. 9,331,812

ROUND TRIP TIME AWARE DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION FOR ETHERNET PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK OVER COAXIAL NETWORK

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a plurality of transmission requests from a plurality of end nodes via an optical network
and an electrical network;

a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to dynamically allocate optical transmission time slots to the end nodes
according to measured round trip times (RTTs) of the end nodes, wherein the processor is configured to dynamically allocate
the optical transmission time slots to the end nodes according to the measured RTTs of the end nodes by:

sorting the end nodes in an increasing order based on the end nodes' RTTs; and
allocating the optical transmission time slots to the end nodes in the sorted order; and
a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the allocated transmission time slots to the end nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,331,785

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF BUILDING A COAXIAL CONVERGENCE LAYER IN ETHERNET PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK (PON) OVER COAXIAL NETWORK (EPOC)

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a gate message from an Optical Line Terminal (OLT), wherein the gate message comprises a Logical Link Identifier
(LLID), a grant start time, and a grant length;

calculating an uplink symbol offset based on the grant start time;
calculating an uplink symbol number based on the uplink symbol offset;
searching empty Physical Resource Blocks (PRB) in the uplink symbol number in an uplink PRB table; and
allocating uplink PRBs to the LLID according to the grant length specified in the gate message.

US Pat. No. 9,331,266

MAGNETIC FIELD CONTROLLED RECONFIGURABLE SEMICONDUCTOR LOGIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A reconfigurable logic device, comprising:
at least one semiconductor device; and
a pair of magnetic field controlled devices respectively spaced apart from both sides of the semiconductor device and that
are adapted to generate magnetic field leakage to control the semiconductor device,

wherein the semiconductor device includes
a first semiconductor layer, and
a second semiconductor layer located on the first semiconductor layer, and
wherein one of the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer is a p-type semiconductor layer and the other
is an n-type semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,330,997

HEAT SPREADING STRUCTURES FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. An integrated circuit heat spreading structure, comprising:
a planar portion; and
a slanted portion that extends at an angle from an edge of the planar portion, wherein a slot is formed in the slanted portion,
wherein the integrated circuit heat spreading structure forms a part of an integrated circuit package that includes a package
substrate, an integrated circuit mounted on the package substrate, and a passive device mounted on the package substrate adjacent
to the integrated circuit, wherein the integrated circuit is interposed between the package substrate and the integrated circuit
heat spreading structure, and wherein a top portion of the passive device penetrates through the slot in the integrated circuit
heat spreading structure.

US Pat. No. 9,327,736

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VEHICLE BODY FRAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method of manufacturing a vehicle body frame including a roof structure, side structures that face each other, and a
floor structure, wherein the roof structure, the side structures, and the floor structure are formed by a plurality of panel
boards, each of the plurality of panel boards having an inner face plate, an outer face plate that faces the inner face plate,
and a plurality of ribs disposed between the inner face plate and the outer face plate to connect the inner face plate and
the outer face plate, the method comprising:
a primary joining step of butt-joining only a first set of the inner face plates and the outer face plates of the plurality
of panel boards that form the side structures, and manufacturing intermediate bodies of the side structures;

a structure joining step of joining the roof structure, the floor structure, and the intermediate bodies; and
a secondary joining step of joining, after the structure joining step, a second set of the inner face plates and the outer
face plates of the plurality of panel boards that form the intermediate bodies to complete the side structures.

US Pat. No. 9,331,583

SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLY, CONTROL CIRCUIT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A control circuit for controlling a switch mode power supply, the switch mode power supply having an output terminal configured
to provide an output voltage and having a first switch with a control terminal, wherein the control circuit comprising:
a mode management unit, having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the output terminal of the mode management
unit is configured to provide a mode control signal;

a skip cycle mode control unit, having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal of the skip cycle
mode control unit is configured to receive a feedback signal representing the output voltage, wherein the output terminal
of the skip cycle mode control unit is configured to provide a first pulse signal having a first frequency and a second frequency,
wherein the first frequency and the second frequency are predetermined;

a normal mode control unit, having an output terminal configured to provide a second pulse signal; and
a drive signal management unit, having a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a third input terminal and an output
terminal, wherein the first input terminal of the drive signal management unit is coupled to the output terminal of the mode
management unit, the second input terminal of the drive signal management unit is coupled to the output terminal of the skip
cycle mode control unit, the third input terminal of the drive signal management unit is coupled to the output terminal of
the normal mode control unit, and the output terminal of the drive signal management unit is configured to provide a switching
control signal to the control terminal of the first switch based on the first pulse signal, the second pulse signal and the
mode control signal; wherein

the input terminal of the mode management unit is configured to receive the switching control signal, and the output terminal
of the mode management unit is configured to provide the mode control signal via comparing a frequency of the switching control
signal with a frequency threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,331,400

MALE CONTACT ASSEMBLY

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. A male contact assembly comprising:
a contact body comprising a mating end and a wire end opposite the mating end, the wire end having a wire barrel configured
to receive and be terminated to a wire conductor, the contact body being machined to be seamless along a length of the mating
end and the wire end;

a spring body comprising a front end and a rear end, the rear end being coupled to the mating end of the contact body such
that the rear end of the spring body and the mating end of the contact body are coaxially aligned for a mating length, the
front end of the spring body includes a male connector comprising at least one compliant beam, the at least one compliant
beam of the male connector being resiliently deflected when connected to an external female connector, the spring body is
stamped and formed and includes a seam extending a length of the spring body between the front end and the rear end, the rear
end is closed at the seam to receive the mating end of the contact body.

US Pat. No. 9,331,474

OVER-VOLTAGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT FOR A DRIVE TRANSISTOR

STMICROELECTRONICS INTERN...

1. A circuit, comprising:
a drive transistor having a control terminal configured to receive a drive signal and having a first conduction terminal and
a second conduction terminal, wherein said first conduction terminal is configured for connection to a load circuit;

a sense circuit configured to sense a voltage across the first and second conduction terminals;
a comparator circuit configured to compare the sensed voltage to voltage threshold and generate a signal indicative of an
over-voltage condition; and

drive circuitry configured to generate said drive signal in response to a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal, said drive
circuit including a force on circuit actuated in response to said signal indicative of the over-voltage condition to force
said drive transistor to turn on irrespective of the PWM signal.

US Pat. No. 9,330,627

SELF-ADAPTIVE MULTI-REGION COMMON VOLTAGE REGULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A system of self-adaptively adjusting Multi-area common voltage, comprising:
a plurality of photosensitive devices, arranged near different areas of a display panel, for sensing luminous quantity from
the different areas so as to obtain and transmit flicker values corresponding to the different areas;

a multiplexing element, connected with the plurality of photosensitive devices, for receiving the flicker values transmitted
by the plurality of photosensitive devices and transmitting one of the flicker values at one moment;

a calculation and comparison unit, for continuously receiving the flicker values which are sensed by the plurality of photosensitive
devices and transmitted by the multiplexing element in a time sequence, calculating actual display condition determined by
the plurality of flicker values, and comparing the actual display condition with an optimal display condition, so as to judge
whether the optimal display condition is met or not; and

a common voltage adjusting and outputting unit, connected with the calculation and comparison unit, for adjusting the value
of the current output common voltage if the optimal display condition is not met, and remaining the value of the current output
common voltage unchanged if the optimal display condition is met;

wherein different areas of the display panel are assigned different weights, and the actual display condition determined by
the plurality of flicker values is calculated according to the weights,

wherein the actual display condition is calculated according to the following equation:

wherein J represents the display condition, Wi represents the weight of area i, FLICKERi represents the flicker value corresponding to area i, and M represents the number of the areas formed by dividing the display
panel.

US Pat. No. 9,328,605

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING FLUID FLOW MODULATION TELEMETRY SIGNALS TRANSMITTED FROM AN INSTRUMENT IN A WELLBORE

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for transmitting downhole measurements to a surface location, the method comprising:
deploying a mud pulse telemetry transmitter in a drill string in a subterranean wellbore;
causing the mud pulse telemetry transmitter to modulate a flow of drilling fluid in the drill string, said modulated flow
generating an acoustic signal in the drilling fluid, the acoustic signal representative of the downhole measurements;

deploying an accelerometer on an exterior surface of a conduit providing fluid communication between a discharge side of a
drilling fluid pump and an inlet to the drill string;

using the accelerometer to receive the acoustic signal in the drilling fluid; and
converting said received acoustic signal in the drilling fluid into representations of the downhole measurements;
wherein the accelerometer is deployed at a position corresponding to a maximum amplitude of a standing wave generated in the
conduit by the mud pulse telemetry transmitter and a minimum amplitude of a noise signal generated in the conduit by a drilling
fluid pump.

US Pat. No. 9,327,699

METHOD FOR REDUCING REVERSE VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE USING BRAKE PRE-CHARGE

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle in reverse gear comprising:
maintaining a vehicle braking system in a pre-charge condition when the vehicle is operating in the reverse gear, wherein
the pre-charge condition comprises maintaining a hydraulic pressure above a threshold hydraulic pressure value that provides
a corresponding closure of a gap between a braking element and a rotating element of at least one wheel brake; and

applying vehicle brakes with an automatic brake system, wherein the brake application occurs independent of a driver input.

US Pat. No. 9,327,639

VEHICLE HEADLAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle headlamp comprising:
a first lamp unit having a first irradiation range, the first lamp unit being configured such that the first irradiation range
is adjustable in a horizontal direction above a horizontal cutoff line of a low beam light distribution pattern; and

a second lamp unit having a second irradiation range, the second lamp unit being configured such that the second irradiation
range is adjustable in a vertical direction,

wherein a resolution of the second lamp unit with respect to the second irradiation range in the vertical direction is higher
than a resolution of the first lamp unit with respect to the first irradiation range in the horizontal direction above the
horizontal cutoff line.

US Pat. No. 9,332,433

DISTRIBUTING ACCESS AND IDENTIFICATION TOKENS IN A MOBILE ENVIRONMENT

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A method of performing authentication, the method comprising:
receiving, by processing circuitry, a first message from a first application running on a client device, the first message
including a token request and a first set of authentication factors;

receiving, by the processing circuitry, a second message from a second application running on the client device, the second
message including an authentication request and a second set of authentication factors; and

generating, by the processing circuitry, an authentication result message which (i) provides access to a token for use by
the client device when the first set of authentication factors is consistent with the second set of authentication factors,
and (ii) rejects the token request when the first set of authentication factors is inconsistent with the second set of authentication
factors;

wherein the client device is a mobile device; wherein the first message is received via wireless communications;
wherein the second message is received via wireless communications;
wherein receiving the first message from the first application running on the mobile device includes obtaining the first message
from a browser application which is constructed and arranged to access a resource from a service provider (SP) server;

wherein receiving the second message from the second application running on the mobile device includes obtaining the second
message from a security application which is constructed and arranged to (i) collect the second set of authentication factors
on the mobile device and (ii) send the second set of authentication factors to the processing circuitry independently of the
browser application running on the mobile device;

wherein the processing circuitry includes (i) an identity provider (IDP) server and (ii) an authentication server;
wherein obtaining the first message from the browser application includes acquiring the first set of authentication factors
by the IDP server;

wherein obtaining the second message from the security application includes acquiring the second set of authentication factors
by the authentication server in a manner which is out of band of the IDP server; and wherein the method further comprises:

receiving, by the IDP server, another message from the browser application running on the mobile device via wireless communications,
the other message including a token identifier which identifies the token, and providing, by the IDP server, a response message
to the mobile device in response to the other message from the browser application.

US Pat. No. 9,331,509

CHARGER SYSTEM, DIGITAL INTERFACE CIRCUIT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A charger system, comprising a power supply circuit, a load, a battery, a system management bus (SMBus) host, a control
circuit, a first switch and a second switch, wherein the control circuit comprises a digital interface circuit, and wherein
the digital interface circuit comprises an N-bit control register, and wherein N is a positive integer no less than 2, and
wherein the N-bit control register comprises:
a primary state machine, at a first portion of addresses of the N-bit control register, configured to instruct operation statuses
of the SMBus host;

a secondary state machine, at a second portion of addresses of the N-bit control register, configured to instruct data bit
of transmission of a corresponding control instruction under each of the operation statuses of the SMBus host;

wherein the charger system further comprises a data line and a clock line, wherein the power supply circuit is coupled to
a first end of the first switch, a second end of the first switch is coupled to a first end of the second switch and the load,
a second end of the second switch is coupled to a first end of the battery, the battery is further coupled to the SMBus host
through the data line and the clock line, the SMBus host is further configured to provide a battery information signal to
the control circuit through the data line and the clock line, and the control circuit is further configured to provide a control
signal to control the ON and OFF of the first switch and the second switch;

the digital interface circuit further comprises a control bus, a data register and a data bus, wherein the control register
is configured to receive information from the clock line and provide the control instruction according to the primary state
machine and the secondary state machine; and

wherein the control bus is further coupled to the data bus, enabling the control instruction to control data exchange between
the data register and the data line through the data bus, and to decide the ON and OFF of the first switch and the second
switch.

US Pat. No. 9,330,122

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DYNAMIC DATA OBJECT UPGRADES

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A method for updating one or more data objects stored in a data repository, comprising:
receiving an upgraded type definition, wherein the upgraded type definition is associated with a version identifier, and wherein
each of a plurality of data objects stored in the data repository comprises an instance of a type definition that includes
at least one data structure indicating one or more data fields associated with the data object;

detecting a user interaction with a first data object;
determining, based at least in part on the version identifier associated with the upgraded type definition, that the upgraded
type definition includes a more recent version of the first data object's current data structure; and

modifying, based at least in part on one or more update policies, the first data object's current data structure in accordance
with the more recent version of the first data object's data structure, wherein modifying, based at least in part on one or
more update policies, the first data object's data structure in accordance with a more recent version of the first data object's
data structure comprises:

identifying a first set of update policies available from the data repository that effect the more recent version of the first
data object's data,

identifying a second set of update policies provided by the data repository one or more of which may be applied to effect
the update of the first data object's data structure from its current version to a version to which a policy from the first
set of update policies may be applied,

applying one or more update policies from the second set of update policies to the object's data structure, and
applying an update policy from the first set of update policies to the object's data structure.

US Pat. No. 9,329,590

MACHINE TOOL

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A machine tool comprising:
a controller including a storage unit configured to store correction history data including correction amounts of the positions
of tools input to the storage unit and time of day when the correction amounts are input, in association with the tools, the
correction history data including the number of machined workpieces at the time of the input of the correction amount;

a display device configured to display a time-based graph showing a relationship between the time of day and the correction
amount for each tool, where the time of day is shown as the hour of day, the display device being configured to switch and
display the time-based graph and a machining-based graph showing a relationship between the number of machined workpieces
and the correction amount for each tool,

wherein when a direction where a spindle extends is defined as a spindle direction and a direction orthogonal to the spindle
direction is defined as an orthogonal direction, the display device displays and switches the time-based graph and the machining-based
graph for each of the spindle direction and the orthogonal direction; and

a driving device configured to adjust the position of each tool,
the controller being configured to adjust a driving amount of the driving device in order to adjust the position of each tool
based on a current correction amount input to the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,328,102

SLOW RELEASE OF ORGANOBORONIC ACIDS IN CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of performing a chemical reaction, comprising:
reacting in a reaction mixture
a compound selected from the group consisting of an organohalide and an organo-pseudohalide, and
a protected organoboronic acid represented by formula (IV):

where
R1 represents an organic group selected from the group consisting of a 2-pyrollyl group, a 2-indolyl group, and a vinyl group,

B represents boron having sp3 hybridization,

R20, R21,R22, R23, and R24 independently are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and an organic group,

a corresponding unprotected organoboronic acid is unstable by the boronic acid neat stability test, and
the reaction mixture further comprises a base having a pKB of at least 1, and a palladium catalyst; and

forming a cross-coupled product in the reaction mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,331,031

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor chip including:
a low noise amplifier configured to amplify a radio frequency signal;
a plurality of pads disposed over the main surface; and
an insulating resin covering the semiconductor chip,
wherein the plurality of pads includes:
an input pad coupled with an input node of the low noise amplifier;
a plurality of ground pads coupled with ground voltage level,
wherein the input pad is located between two of the plurality of ground pads,
wherein the input pad is adjacent to at least one of the two of the plurality of ground pads.

US Pat. No. 9,330,283

HIGH-FREQUENCY RMS-DC CONVERTER USING CHOPPER-STABILIZED SQUARE CELLS

Linear Technology Corpora...

1. An RMS-to-DC converter receiving an input signal and providing a converter output signal, comprising:
a chopper-stabilized square cell receiving the input signal and a feedback signal to provide the converter output signal;
a feedback circuit receiving the converter output signal and providing the feedback signal to the chopper-stabilized square
cell; and

a variable gain amplifier that amplifies the converter output signal of the chopper-stabilized square cell, wherein the feedback
circuit adjusts a gain of the variable gain amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,330,217

HOLDTIME CORRECTION USING INPUT/OUTPUT BLOCK DELAY

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A method, comprising actions performed by a processor of:
receiving a design identifying operations to be performed by a programmable logic device (PLD);
assigning components of the PLD to perform the operations; routing
a signal path among the components;
detecting a hold time violation for the signal path at an input/output (I/O) block of the PLD;
characterizing an amount of delay required to correct the hold time violation for the signal path;
determining a setting for a variable delay cell in the I/O block that adds the characterized amount of delay to the signal
path;
and
providing logic in the design of the PLD coupled with a configuration port of the variable delay cell, which applies a signal
to the variable delay cell to set the variable delay cell of the I/O block according to the determined setting to correct
the hold time violation.

US Pat. No. 9,330,123

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING INFORMATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE BASED ON USAGE PATTERNS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

13. A computerized optimization system associated with a data provider on a computing platform, the data provider having a
structure model associated with an entity, said computerized optimization system comprising:
a usage obtainer configured to obtain usage information of the structure model, the usage information is associated with a
user accessing the data provider computing platform from a remote computing platform, wherein the usage information comprises
retrieving data from the data provider using the structure model in response to a query by the user from the remote computing
platform and wherein the structure model comprises structure objects including multiple levels of sub-structures;

a personalized structure model determinator configured to determine a personalized structure model associated with the entity
based on the usage information obtained by said usage obtainer, wherein the personalized structure model determinator comprises:

a grouping module to determine a group of the structure objects to retrieve from the data provider;
a structure objects sorter to determine an order of retrieval of the structure objects; and
a structure model flattener to determine an arrangement of the structure objects by flattening the structure model;
a retrieval request detection module configured to detect a retrieval request by the user and accept the retrieval request
using the personalized structure model at the remote computing platform, the retrieval request is associated with the entity;
and

a data obtainer configured to obtain data associated with the retrieval request, the data obtainer is configured to obtain
the data from the data provider at the computing platform based on the personalized structure model instead of the structure
model.

US Pat. No. 9,332,655

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An electronic circuit, comprising:
a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side formed with a hole having a larger dimension than
a maximum distance between at least two lead pins of a plurality of lead pins of an electronic component; and

the electronic component having the plurality of lead pins to be electrically connected to wirings on the substrate,
wherein each of the lead pins is inserted in the hole from the first side to the second side of the substrate, and has a tip
portion and a plurality of bending portions arranged external to the hole at the second side of the substrate, and

wherein each of the lead pins has a portion between the bending portions fixed at the second side of the substrate by solder.

US Pat. No. 9,326,672

CONTROLLING INTENSITY OF LIGHT EMITTED BY A DEVICE

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A medical device comprising:
a medical instrument;
a handle;
a capacitive surface disposed on the handle;
a head, including a light source that emits light, an intensity of the light changing in response to a user's finger touching
the capacitive surface; and

a processing circuit that receives a signal that encodes a capacitance of the capacitive surface, the processing circuit causing
the light source to change the intensity of the light based on changes to capacitance of the capacitive surface after the
user's finger initially touches the capacitive surface, and wherein the processing circuit causes the light source to increase
the intensity of the light and also decrease the intensity of the light without the user lifting the user's finger off the
capacitive surface, wherein upon detecting a capacitance exceeding a baseline level of the capacitive surface prior to the
user's finger initially touching the capacitive surface, the processing circuit:

calculates a normalized capacitance for a rolling time window using at least two samples, the at least two samples representing
capacitances of the capacitive surface at least two times during the rolling time window;

causes the light source to increase the intensity of the light when the normalized capacitance has increased during the rolling
time window; and

causes the light source to decrease the intensity of the light when the normalized capacitance has decreased during the rolling
time window.

US Pat. No. 9,331,446

CRIMP TOOLING FOR A TERMINAL CRIMPING MACHINE

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. Crimp tooling for crimping a crimp barrel of an electrical terminal to a wire, the crimp tooling comprising:
an insulation crimper having an insulation crimp profile for crimping an insulation barrel segment of the crimp barrel to
insulation of the wire;

a wire crimper having a wire crimp profile for crimping a wire barrel segment of the crimp barrel to a conductor of the wire;
and

a transition crimper between the wire crimper and the insulation crimper, the transition crimper having a blended profile
segueing without interruption from the wire crimp profile to the insulation crimp profile, the blended profile for crimping
a transition segment of the crimp barrel around the wire that transitions without interruption between the insulation barrel
segment and the wire barrel segment.

US Pat. No. 9,331,333

ACTIVE SUBSTANCE FOR ELECTRODE FOR A SODIUM ION BATTERY

AGENCIA ESTALAL CONSEJO S...

1. Active electrode material composed of an oxide of Na and Ti with a structure corresponding to the layered structure of
the compound Na2Ti3O7, said oxide conforming to the formula NaxTi(IV)aTi(III)bMcO7 (A), in which:
x denotes the number of Na+ ions inserted between the layers, per Ti3O7 structural unit, with 0
Ti(IV) and Ti(III) represent titanium in the oxidation states IV and III, respectively;
M represents one or more elements selected from 3d transition metals and 4d transition metals;
the values of x, a, b and c are such that the compound is electronically neutral in view of the oxidation state of the element
or elements represented by M; and

the ratio (a+b)/c is greater than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 9,331,289

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIAL, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHTING DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, ...

1. An organic electroluminescence material being a compound represented by Formula (1),

wherein A and B each represent a 6-membered aromatic hydrocarbon group, or a 5- or 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic group,
provided that at least one of A and B represents a 5-membered aromatic heterocyclic group; Q represents a substituent having
a vacant orbital which is capable of accepting a ? electron from A or B; M represents a transition metal element belonging
to groups 8 to 10 in the periodic table; L represents a ligand which is capable of coordinating with M; m1 is an integer of
1 to 3; m2 is an integer of 0 to 2; and n is an integer of 1 to 4, and

wherein the substituent Q represents one selected from the group consisting of Q-1, Q-2 and Q-3,

wherein Ar1 and Ar2 each respectively represent an aromatic hydrocarbon ring group or an aromatic heterocyclic group, provided that Ar1 and Ar2 may be joined to form an aromatic ring; Ra, Rb and Rc each represent an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aromatic hydrocarbon
ring group or an aromatic heterocyclic group; J1, J2 and J3 each represent an arylene group or a heteroarylene group; and r, s and t each represent an integer of 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 9,328,228

CHLOROPRENE RUBBER COMPOSITION AND ADHESIVE COMPOSITION USING SAID CHLOROPRENE RUBBER COMPOSITION

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A chloroprene rubber composition, prepared by carrying out emulsion polymerization of a total 100 parts by mass of monomers
at least containing chloroprene in the presence of 0.5 to 7.0 parts by mass of a rosin acid salt as emulsifier and terminating
the emulsion polymerization by addition of a polymerization inhibitor and 0.005 to 0.5 parts by mass of a phosphorus-based
compound and 0.01 to 1.0 parts by mass of phenol-based compound as antioxidant,
wherein the content ratio of the phenol-and phosphorus-based compounds, phenol-based compound:phosphorus-based compound, is
0.5 to 5:1.

US Pat. No. 9,327,977

APATITE CRYSTAL

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. An apatite crystal, wherein the apatite crystal is a single crystal expressed by a general formula (M2)5(PO4)3X where M2 indicates at least one type of element selected from the group consisting of bivalent alkaline-earth metals and Eu, and X
indicates at least one type of element or molecule selected from the group consisting of halogen elements, and wherein the
single crystal is of a tubular shape.

US Pat. No. 9,331,268

MRAM ELEMENT HAVING IMPROVED DATA RETENTION AND LOW WRITING TEMPERATURE

CROCUS TECHNOLOGY SA, Gr...

1. A thermally assisted switching MRAM element comprising a magnetic tunnel junction including a reference layer having a
reference magnetization; a storage layer having a storage magnetization; a tunnel barrier layer included between the storage
layer and the reference layer; and a storage antiferromagnetic layer exchange-coupling the storage layer such as to pin the
storage magnetization at a low temperature threshold and to free it at a high temperature threshold;
the storage antiferromagnetic layer comprising at least one first antiferromagnetic layer having a first storage blocking
temperature, and at least one second antiferromagnetic layer having a second storage blocking temperature;

the first storage blocking temperature being below 200° C. and the second storage blocking temperature being above 250° C.

US Pat. No. 9,330,234

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO CLIENT RECORDS AND DATA RESOURCES

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method of accessing client data records, the method comprising:
receiving a data file from a client at a file server comprising client records information of the client;
forwarding the file to a database and adding the file to a record in the database;
creating a database file and storing the database file on the file server;
parsing information for the client including appointment data by a parsing engine, and formatting the appointment data for
storage in one or more appointment tables;

scheduling, by a schedule builder, a call to at least one client, the call including a portion of the information of the client
included in the received data file, wherein the schedule builder reviews appointment data in the one or more appointment tables
and builds one or more schedule lists;

building a voice file using the portion of the information so that the at least one client may access their respective record
and listen to the voice file corresponding to their respective record;

sending the voice file including the portion of the information to the at least one client over the scheduled call, wherein
the voice file is sent by a reporter engine that queries the one or more schedule lists, discovers the schedules that are
complete and the corresponding client reports that are ready to be sent to the clients;

monitoring the call to determine if any update of the client information is provided from the at least one client during the
course of the call; and

updating the client records information stored in the database based on the updated client information provided by the at
least one client;
wherein the parsing engine, schedule builder and reporting engine operate on a daily cycle such the parser engine operates
for a first time period during the day, the schedule builder operates for a second time period, and the reporter engine operates
for a third time period after the second time period.

US Pat. No. 9,329,927

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first processor;
a second processor;
a first delay circuit that brings in a signal that is input into the first processor, delays the brought-in signal by the
time period of a predefined number of cycles, and inputs the delayed signal info the second processor;

a first compression circuit that brings in a signal of n-bit width output from the first processor and compresses the signal
of n-bit width into a signal of m-bit width (wherein m
a second compression circuit that brings in a signal of n-bit width output from the second processor and compresses the signal
of n-bit width into a signal of m-bit width;

a second delay circuit that brings in the signal of m-bit width output from the first compressor, delays the signal of m-bit
width by the time period of the predefined number of cycles used by the first delay circuit, and outputs the delayed signal;
and

a coincidence comparison circuit that brings in the signal of m-bit width output from the second delay circuit and the signal
of m-bit width output from the second compression circuit, and compares bit-wise the corresponding bits of the two brought-in
signals with each other to check whether the corresponding bits of the two brought-in signals coincide with each other or
not.

US Pat. No. 9,329,873

METHOD AND DEVICE, TERMINAL AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR ACCELERATING STARTUP OF OPERATING SYSTEM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

3. A method for accelerating a startup of an operating system, comprising:
acquiring prefetch information corresponding to at least one process to be accelerated in a procedure of operating system
startup, wherein the prefetch information comprises a file path, a shift value and a length value of a data block required
by the process to be accelerated;

reading a corresponding data block into a system cache according to the acquired prefetch information;
completing a startup procedure of the process to be accelerated using the data block in the system cache;
the method further comprising generating the prefetch information, wherein the step of generating the prefetch information
comprises:

extracting input/output information and page fault information in the procedure of operating system startup;
acquiring a file path, a shift value and a length value of a data block required by respective processes during the procedure
of operating system startup according to the input/output information and the page fault information;

combining shift values and length values of contiguous data blocks with the same file path;
generating the prefetch information according to files paths, shift values and length values of the combined data blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,328,281

FOAMING OF SET-DELAYED CEMENT COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PUMICE AND HYDRATED LIME

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation
comprising:
providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a dispersant, and a set retarder; wherein
the set retarder comprises a phosphonic acid derivative and the dispersant comprises a polycarboxylated ether dispersant;

foaming the set-delayed cement composition;
activating the set-delayed cement composition;
introducing the set-delayed cement composition into a subterranean formation; and
allowing the set-delayed cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 9,332,054

CAPTIVE PORTAL REDIRECTION USING DISPLAY LAYOUT INFORMATION

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, by a network device, a request message requesting access to a network resource, wherein the request message originates
from a client device utilizing a browser window;

determining that the request message is from a non-authenticated client device;
generating a response message, wherein the response message includes an HTML frameset that specifies display layout information
for the browser window, and wherein the display layout information includes a prompt to the client device to access a captive
portal when retrieving content to populate the browser window; and

returning the response message to the non-authenticated client device, wherein the response message facilitates displaying
a hypertext link to the captive portal in the browser window of the client device, and wherein the HTML frameset in the response
message facilitates connectivity between the non-authenticated client device and the captive portal, and wherein returning
the response message is performed without reliance on a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Status Code redirect.

US Pat. No. 9,329,724

SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT FOR TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A signal processing circuit for a touch screen, comprising:
a sensing signal receiver circuit configured to receive a sensing signal including a plurality of periodic pulses from a coupling
capacitor of the touch screen, provide a noise detection signal corresponding to a result obtained by detecting noise contained
in the pulses of the sensing signal, and generate a first integral signal in respect of the sensing signal by filtering the
pulses of which the noise is detected; and

a compensation circuit configured to generate a second integral signal by compensating for the first integral signal using
the noise detection signal.

US Pat. No. 9,328,556

MOTORIZED TRANSITIONAL SHADE SYSTEM

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A motorized shade system comprising:
a housing;
a roller tube that is rotatably supported by the housing;
a covering material having a first end that is windingly attached to the roller tube and a second end that is attached to
the housing, the covering material defining respective pluralities of opaque and transparent sections that are arranged in
an alternating pattern between the first and second ends;

a bottom bar that is configured to be movably supported by the covering material, such that a first portion of the covering
material extends from the roller tube to the bottom bar and a second portion of the covering material extends from the bottom
bar to the second end; and

a motor drive unit that includes a motor that is operatively coupled to the roller tube and a control system that is configured
to cause the motor to move the covering material to an open position in which the bottom bar is disposed near an upper end
of an opening and a portion of the covering material is wound about the roller tube, a closed position in which the bottom
bar is disposed near a lower end of the opening such that the covering material covers the opening, a plurality of privacy
positions in which visualization through the covering material is impeded, and a plurality of view positions in which visualization
through the covering material is permitted,

wherein the control system is further configured to:
upon receipt of a first command from a remote control device that is associated with the motorized shade system, cause the
motor to rotate the roller tube to move the covering material;

upon receipt of a second command from the remote control device, cause the motor to halt rotation of the roller tube with
the covering material at an intermediate position that is between the open and closed positions; and

automatically cause the motor to rotate the roller tube to move the covering material from the intermediate position to one
of the plurality of privacy positions or one of the plurality of view positions.

US Pat. No. 9,327,309

PROCESS FOR RECLAIMING INORGANIC POWDERS FROM POLYMER-BASED COATING COMPOSITIONS

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A process of recovering an inorganic powder material from a polymer-based coating composition, the process comprising:
combining at least a polymer precursor, a first solvent, and the inorganic powder material to form a suspension of the polymer-based
coating composition;

applying the suspension to a substrate so that a first portion of the suspension adheres to the substrate and forms a layer
on the substrate;

collecting a second portion of the suspension that did not adhere to the substrate, the second portion of the suspension comprising
residual portions of each the first solvent, the inorganic powder material, and the polymer precursor and optionally further
comprising a partially-cured polymer precursor formed from the polymer precursor;

removing at least some of the residual portions of each the first solvent and the polymer precursor to yield a crude inorganic
powder material comprising the residual portion of each the inorganic powder material and any partially-cured polymer precursor;
and

treating the crude inorganic powder material with a second solvent in which the partially-cured polymer precursor is soluble
to dissolve at least a portion of any partially-cured polymer precursor;

wherein the process further comprises at least partially removing the second solvent and any partially-cured polymer precursor
dissolved therein from the crude inorganic powder material; and

wherein the process yields the residual portion of the inorganic powder material substantially free of the polymer precursor
and the first and second solvents.

US Pat. No. 9,331,768

MITIGATION OF TRANSMISSION ERRORS OF QUANTIZED CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION FEEDBACK IN MULTI ANTENNA SYSTEMS

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

1. A wireless receiving device comprising:
at least one processing device configured to provide a plurality of indices for a plurality of channel states; wherein the
plurality of channel states corresponds to multiple input multiple output (MIMO) precoding information;

the at least one processing device further configured to produce one encoded sequence representative of the provided plurality
of indices; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the one encoded sequence to a wireless transmission device.

US Pat. No. 9,331,703

SAMPLE RATE CONVERTER

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A circuit comprising:
a clock period measurement unit to determine a period of a clock signal;
an average clock period calculation unit to determine an average period of the clock signal, the average period of the clock
signal based on a plurality of measurements of the period of the clock signal;

a period adjustment unit to generate an adjusted average period of the clock signal based on the average period of the clock
signal and one or more adjustment values;

a period difference unit to determine a difference of the adjusted average period of the clock signal and the period of the
clock signal; and

an adjustment values unit to generate the one or more adjustment values based on the difference of the adjusted average period
of the clock signal and the period of the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,332,675

HEAT DISSIPATING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A heat dissipating assembly, suitable for an electronic device, the electronic device having at least one heat source,
the heat dissipating assembly comprising:
a first tube having an inlet and an outlet, a bore size of the inlet being less than a bore size of the outlet, and heat generated
by the heat source being transferred to the first tube;

a second tube having two opposite ends connected respectively to the inlet and the outlet of the first tube, wherein the first
tube and the second tube are formed into a closed loop; and

a fluid being filled in the closed loop and transferred from the inlet to the outlet, wherein the heat transferred to the
first tube is absorbed by the fluid therein, and the heated fluid is transferred to the second tube for heat dissipating,

wherein the first tube further has a heating end adjacent to the outlet and at least one barrier located between the inlet
and the heating end, the fluid flowing through the heating end produces bubbles due to absorbing the heat, wherein parts of
the bubbles moving from the heating end to the inlet are intercepted by the barrier.

US Pat. No. 9,331,693

TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A touch display device, comprising:
a substrate;
a display medium layer, disposed on the substrate, and the display medium layer comprises:
charged particles; and
micro-structures, wherein the micro-structures are connected to each other, and each of the micro-structures holds a portion
of the charged particles and has a first side wall which is not parallel to the substrate;

first side electrodes, wherein each of the first side electrodes is disposed along the first side wall of each of the micro-structures,
and the micro-structures are disposed between the substrate and the first side electrodes;

a sensing electrode, disposed on the substrate, wherein the sensing electrode and the first side electrodes compose a touch
sensing unit;

a front electrode, disposed between the substrate and the micro-structures; and
a back electrode, wherein the display medium layer is disposed between the front electrode and the back electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,328,544

HINGE DEVICE

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A hinge device, comprising:
a fitting;
a connecting arm pivotally connected to the fitting;
a cam located at the connecting arm;
an elastic member mounted to the fitting, the elastic member including an end portion having a non-circular cross section;
and

a sleeve member attached to the elastic member and in contact with the cam, the sleeve member including a cavity in which
the end portion of the elastic member can be mounted;

wherein the cavity of the sleeve member includes a first portion and a second portion, and the first portion has a greater
diameter than the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,332,619

SOLID-STATE LUMINAIRE WITH MODULAR LIGHT SOURCES AND ELECTRONICALLY ADJUSTABLE LIGHT BEAM DISTRIBUTION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A solid-state luminaire comprising:
a housing;
a plurality of power sockets arranged over the housing;
a processor configured to process at least one of position data and orientation data pertaining to a given power socket; and
a controller configured to utilize at least one of the position and location data pertaining to that power socket in electronically
controlling light emitted by a solid-state light source operatively interfaced therewith, wherein the controller provides
for pixelated control over light distribution of the solid-state luminaire, allowing for partial population of the plurality
of power sockets with one or more solid-state light sources while providing a target light beam distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,331,820

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF UPLINK SCHEDULING AND HARQ TIMING

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB...

1. A method for transmitting an uplink channel by a User Equipment (UE), the UE supporting a cross-carrier scheduling between
a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) cell and a Time Division Duplex (TDD) cell, the method comprising:
receiving cross-carrier scheduling information;
for the cross-carrier scheduling between the FDD cell and the TDD cell, determining an uplink (UL) reference configuration
indicating an interval k1 between a UL grant transmission and a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission and an interval k2 between the PUSCH transmission and a Physical Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest Indicator Channel (PHICH) transmission, wherein
a TDD uplink/downlink configuration of the TDD cell is the UL reference configuration when the FDD cell is a scheduling cell
and the TDD cell is a scheduled cell;

receiving a UL grant through the FDD cell, the UL grant being transmitted in a first subframe of the FDD cell;
transmitting, from the UE, a PUSCH associated with the UL grant through the TDD cell, the PUSCH being transmitted in a second
subframe of the TDD cell; and

receiving a PHICH associated with the PUSCH through the FDD cell, the PHICH being transmitted in a third subframe of the FDD
cell,

wherein the cross-carrier scheduling comprises at least one of a downlink cross-carrier scheduling and an uplink cross-carrier
scheduling,

wherein Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) and Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) are transmitted through different
downlink carriers in the downlink cross-carrier scheduling, and

wherein a downlink carrier in which the PDCCH having a first UL grant is transmitted is different from a downlink carrier
linked with an uplink carrier in which the PUSCH associated with the first UL grant is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,331,567

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE USING SWITCHING FREQUENCY JITTERING

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for regulating a power converter, the system comprising:
a comparator configured to directly receive a first input signal and a second input signal and generate a comparison signal
based on at least information associated with the first input signal and the second input signal, the first input signal being
associated with at least a feedback signal related to an output voltage of a power converter, the second input signal including
a third input signal and being associated with at least a primary current flowing through a primary winding of the power converter;

a summation component configured to combine the third input signal and a current sensing signal to generate the second input
signal, the second input signal being a combination of the third input signal and the current sensing signal, the third input
signal and the current sensing signal being two separate signals, the third input signal being a voltage-jittering signal,
the current sensing signal being proportional in magnitude to the primary current; and

a driving component configured to receive the comparison signal and output a drive signal to a switch based on at least information
associated with the comparison signal, the drive signal being associated with a switching frequency related to the power converter
including the switch;

wherein:
the comparator and the driving component are configured to, in response to at least the third input signal, change a peak
value of the primary current within a first predetermined range and change the switching frequency of the power converter
within a second predetermined range; and

the peak value of the primary current is inversely proportional to the switching frequency of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 9,330,137

CLOUD DATA BACKUP STORAGE MANAGER

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to back up data, comprising:
identifying a file to be backed up, wherein the file is stored locally on a client computer;
encoding the file into K file segments, wherein K is an integer greater than one;
requesting at least R*K storage blocks on a plurality of peer computers, wherein R is a redundancy factor;
transmitting segments from the client computer to the plurality of peer computers such that each of the K file segments is
stored on at least R peer computers; and

querying the plurality of peer computers to determine a number of copies of the K file segments that are stored on the plurality
of peer computers, wherein in response to any particular file segment of the K file segments not having R available copies,
the method comprises at least one of:

request and reserve space for one or more additional copies of the particular file segment; or
instruct creation of one or more additional copies of the particular file segment on one or more of the peer computers of
the plurality of peer computers such that R copies of the particular file segment are stored at the one or more of the peer
computers.

US Pat. No. 9,329,640

LAPTOP COMPUTER

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A laptop computer, comprising:
a base;
a touch screen;
a first hinge structure pivotally connected with a side of the base; and
a second hinge structure pivotally connected with the first hinge structure, the second hinge structure comprising a locking
part, the locking part detachably fastening to the touch screen;

wherein when the locking part fastens to the touch screen and the angle between the touch screen and the base is within 0
degree and a predetermined angle, the second hinge structure rotates relative to the first hinge structure, when the locking
part fastens to the touch screen and the angle between the touch screen and the base is larger than the predetermined angle,
the first hinge structure and the second hinge structure rotate synchronously relative to the base.

US Pat. No. 9,328,769

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY AND BRACKET DEVICE THEREOF

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A bracket device applicable to a rail of a slide rail assembly, the bracket device comprising:
a first supporting bracket connected to the rail of the slide rail assembly;
a second supporting bracket movably connected to the first supporting bracket;
a third supporting bracket movably connected to the second supporting bracket;
a mounting bracket movably connected to the third supporting bracket, wherein the mounting bracket comprises a side plate,
an end plate substantially perpendicularly connected to the side plate, and at least one mounting member connected to the
end plate; the side plate comprises a first blocking portion and a second blocking portion; and a slot is defined between
the first blocking portion of the side plate of the mounting bracket and the second blocking portion of the side plate of
the mounting bracket; and

a connecting member passing through the slot of the side plate of the mounting bracket and connected to the third supporting
bracket;

wherein the rail further comprises a first blocking portion and a second blocking portion, a slot is defined between the first
blocking portion of the rail and the second blocking portion of the rail, and the bracket device further comprises a protruding
member passing through the slot of the rail and connected to the second supporting bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,327,095

BLOOD CONTROL CATHETER WITH ANTIMICROBIAL NEEDLE LUBE

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A catheter assembly, comprising:
a catheter adapter having a proximal end, a distal end, and a fluid pathway extending therebetween;
a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end of the catheter being coupled to the distal end of the
catheter adapter, the catheter having a lumen in fluid communication with the fluid pathway;

a septum disposed within the fluid pathway thereby dividing the fluid pathway into a forward chamber and a rearward chamber,
the septum having a slit;

a needle having a base, a tip, and a body extending therebetween;
an amount of an antimicrobial lubricant applied to an outer surface of the body of the needle; and
a threader for forming a temporary pathway through the septum during assembly of the catheter assembly, the temporary pathway
formed by the threader allowing the body of the needle to be inserted through the slit of the septum without substantially
removing the amount of antimicrobial lubricant from the outer surface of the body of the needle, wherein after the needle
is inserted through the slit of the septum and the threader is removed from the septum, the outer surface of the body of the
needle is positioned distal to the septum such that, as the needle is withdrawn proximally through the septum, the septum
removes the antimicrobial lubricant from the needle thereby depositing the antimicrobial lubricant on a distal side of the
septum;

wherein the threader is configured to be removed from the catheter assembly after the needle is inserted through the slit
of the septum.

US Pat. No. 9,332,669

CABLE MANAGEMENT ARM OF SERVER RACK

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. A cable management arm of a server rack, installed between a rear end of a slide and the server rack, for accommodating
at least one connecting wire used by a server, and the cable management arm changing its length as the slide is pulled and
stretched and comprising:
at least two cable frames, each being an elongated structure with a trough-shaped cross-section for accommodating the connecting
wire therein, and the two cable frames being pivotally coupled as a whole by a head-to-tail connection method;

a pair of first connecting bases, installed to a movable end of the slide and the server rack, and each first connecting base
having a first notch and a first snap hole formed at the center of the first connecting base, so that the first snap hole
is disposed at the center of the first notch; and

a pair of first connecting members, installed in the first connecting base respectively, and each first connecting member
comprising:

a first movable plate, with a side pivotally coupled to an open end of one of the cable frames, and having a first through
hole formed at the center of the first movable plate; and

a first elastic plate, with an end fixed to a side of the first through hole, and having at least one first snap portion corresponsive
to the first through hole, and the first snap portion having a length greater than a total thickness of the first elastic
plate and the first connecting base, such that when the first connecting member is installed into the first notch, the first
snap portion is passed and snapped into the first snap hole, and the cable frame is coupled between a rear end of the slide
and the server rack, and the cable frame is unfolded and displaced with the stretched slide.

US Pat. No. 9,332,477

LOCATION DRIVEN ASSOCIATION OF CLIENT DEVICES TO ACCESS POINTS

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, cause
the one or more processors to:
determine a layout of a plurality of access points in a network;
determine a direction of each access point of the plurality of access points relative to each other in the network;
determine a location of one or more edge access points to determine a periphery of the network;
determine a first signal quality corresponding to wireless signals received by a first access point from a client device,
wherein the client device is associated with the first access point;

determine that a second signal quality corresponding to wireless signals received by a second access point from the client
device;

determine that the first signal quality is lower than the second signal quality;
based on a current location, motion vector, and/or a trajectory of the client device, determine whether to cause the client
device to switch from (a) associating with the first access point to (b) associating with the second access point; and

based on the current location, motion vector, and/or a trajectory of the client device, refrain from causing the client device
to switch from (a) associating with the first access point to (b) associating with the second access point.

US Pat. No. 9,328,583

SET-DELAYED CEMENT COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PUMICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising:
providing a cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, a set retarder, a dispersant, and a strength enhancer,
wherein the strength enhancer comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of cement kiln dust, slag,
amorphous silica, a pozzolan, and any combination thereof, wherein the set retarder comprises a phosphonic acid derivative
and the dispersant comprises a polycarboxylated ether dispersant;

introducing the cement composition into the subterranean formation; and
allowing the cement composition to set in the subterranean formation.
US Pat. No. 9,329,178

TARGET SUBSTANCE DETECTION METHOD USING APTAMER

Dongguk University Indust...

1. A field effect transistor (FET) sensor-based method of detecting a small, apolar molecule using aptamers, the method comprising
the steps of:
(a) adding a sample containing a small, apolar molecule, and a second aptamer binding specifically to the small, apolar molecule,
to an FET sensor comprising a substrate, a source metal electrode and a drain metal electrode, which are formed on both sides
of the substrate, respectively, and a gate formed on the substrate so as to come into contact with the source and drain metal
electrodes, wherein a first aptamer binding specifically to the small, apolar molecule is immobilized as a probe on any one
or more of the surfaces of the source metal electrode, the gate and the drain metal electrode; and

(b) measuring a change in electric current between the source metal electrode and drain metal electrode of the FET sensor,
the change occurring when the small, apolar molecule and the second aptamer bind to the first aptamer immobilized on the FET
sensor, thereby detecting the small, apolar molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,332,460

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CIRCUIT SWITCHED FALLBACK

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) by a user equipment (UE), comprising:
triggering a CSFB procedure by a MO CS call or accepting the CSFB procedure by a MT CS call;
receiving redirection information from the LTE network;
judging whether system information corresponding to candidate cells is provided in cellinfoList IE of the redirection information;
acquiring system information corresponding to candidate cells if the system information corresponding to candidate cells is
provided in the cellinfoList IE of the redirection information, wherein the system information includes location area identifications
(LAI) corresponding to candidate cells in the redirection information to determine whether the candidate cells belong to a
registered LA;

checking history information previously collected by the UE to determine whether the candidate cells belong to the same LA
without performing location update after the CSFB procedure, if the system information corresponding to candidate cells is
not provided in the cellinfoList IE of the redirection information;

setting the candidate cell belonging to the registered LA to a higher priority;
ordering the candidate cells based on the priority, wherein the candidate cell with higher priority is selected as a target
cell; and

connecting to the target cell.

US Pat. No. 9,332,406

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR UPDATING CONTACT INFORMATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for updating contact information in an address book, implemented on a terminal device, the terminal device comprising
one or more processors and a storage device on which one or more program modules are stored, the one or more program modules
being executable by the one or more processors, the method comprising:
establishing a communication connection with an information sending terminal;
receiving a short message sent from the information sending terminal;
displaying the short message on a display page provided by the terminal device;
analyzing the short message to identify whether a contact information field is in the short message by using a contact information
determination condition;

extracting the contact information field from the short message when an identification result shows that the contact information
field is in the short message;

displaying a box on the display page on which the short message is displayed to prompt a user of the terminal device to make
a selection from function items to process the contact information field; and

updating the address book of the terminal device by using the contact information field based on a function item selected
by the user;

wherein identifying whether the contact information field is in the short message by using the contact information determination
condition comprises:

identifying whether a number combination is in the short message;
detecting whether a length of the number combination is the same with a telephone number length when the number combination
is in the short message, wherein the telephone number length comprises a mobile phone number length and a fixed telephone
number length; and

determining that a telephone number is in the short message when the length of the number combination is the same with the
telephone number length.

US Pat. No. 9,331,722

FEEDBACK CALIBRATION OF DIGITAL TO TIME CONVERTER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless device comprising:
a digital-to-time converter (DTC) configured to receive a phase data information and to generate a first modulation signal
for a wireless signal;

a detector configure to receive the first modulation signal and to determine an indication of nonlinearities of the DTC; and
a pre-distortion module configured to generate pre-distortion information for the DTC using the indication of nonlinearities.