US Pat. No. 9,337,278

GALLIUM NITRIDE ON HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY MATERIAL DEVICE AND METHOD

TriQuint Semiconductor, I...

11. A method of fabricating a semiconductor component comprising:
forming an N-face barrier layer;
forming an N-face gallium nitride (GaN) channel layer on the N-face barrier layer; and
forming a thermoconductive layer within 1000 nanometers of the N-face GaN channel layer, wherein the thermoconductive layer
has a thermal conductivity of at least 500 W/(m·K).

US Pat. No. 9,335,910

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCTION OF INADVERTENT ACTIVATION OF MEDICAL DEVICE DURING MANIPULATION

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. An ambulatory infusion pump, comprising:
a housing;
a delivery mechanism at least partially contained within the housing and adapted to facilitate delivery of fluid to a user;
a user interface comprising a touchscreen disposed on a surface of the housing; and
a processor disposed in the housing and configured to generate menu screens for display on the touchscreen and to receive
and process touch input from the touchscreen for navigation between or among the menu screens and for setting pump parameters,
the processor further configured to:

receive touch input through the touchscreen indicating that a specific task is to be performed on the pump, the specific task
being an operation in which the user directly modifies a physical state of the pump and being selected from the group consisting
of replacement of an infusion cartridge, filling the infusion cartridge with fluid and filling infusion tubing with fluid;

automatically lock the touchscreen during the operation in response to the indication of the specific task to be performed
such that touch input received at the touchscreen is not processed by the processor to navigate between or among menu screens
or set pump parameters; and

unlock the touchscreen following completion of the operation.

US Pat. No. 9,335,376

TEST ARCHITECTURE FOR CHARACTERIZING INTERCONNECTS IN STACKED DESIGNS

Mentor Graphics Corporati...

1. An integrated circuit to be fabricated on a first die, comprising:
a plurality of interconnection elements for communicating with another integrated circuit to be fabricated on a second die,
the first die and the second die being stacked with one on top of the other or the first die and the second die being mounted
on a same substrate;

a plurality of boundary scan cells coupled to the plurality of interconnection elements, wherein each of the plurality of
boundary scan cells can be configured to operate as, based on control signals, a conventional boundary scan cell or any bit
of an asynchronous counter; and

control circuitry that supplies the control signals.

US Pat. No. 9,337,881

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ON A TOP SECTION OF A PORTABLE RADIO

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A portable radio comprising:
an antenna and a knob;
a display component configured to display information on a top section of the portable radio, the display component comprising
a flexible electronic paper display wrapped around a cylindrical housing to display the display information around substantially
360 degrees, the electronic paper being selectively controlled to display critical radio information or status information,
wherein the critical radio information is selected from radio frequency, radio identifier, or emergency mode; and the status
information is selected from volume level, battery charge level, or non-emergency mode, wherein a top section of the cylindrical
housing is coupled to a bottom section of at least one of the antenna and the knob; and

an interface connector having a top section coupled to a bottom section of the cylindrical housing of the display component,
wherein a bottom section of the interface connector is coupled to a hardware attachment on the top section of the portable
radio.

US Pat. No. 9,334,695

HYBRID RISER SYSTEM

Magma Global Limited, Po...

1. A hybrid riser system, comprising:
a lower riser section secured between a lower subsea anchor and an upper buoyant structure and comprising an elongate support
and one or more composite fluid conduits secured to and extending adjacent the elongate support, wherein the one or more composite
fluid conduits comprise a composite material formed of at least a matrix and one or more reinforcing elements embedded within
the matrix, and wherein at least one of the one or more composite fluid conduits is rigidly secured to the elongate support
at one or more locations between the lower subsea anchor and the upper buoyant structure to permit load transference between
the at least one of the one or more composite fluid conduits and the elongate support; and

an upper riser section extending between the lower riser section and a surface or near surface vessel and comprising one or
more flexible conduits in fluid communication with the one or more composite fluid conduits.

US Pat. No. 9,332,828

BRUSH HEAD FOR AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

Brushpoint Innovations In...

1. A brush head of a power-driven toothbrush comprising:
a support structure;
a plurality of bristle tufts attached to the support structure and extending upwardly therefrom, said plurality of bristle
tufts including:

a first series of bristle tufts forming an outer ring of bristle tufts having major and minor axes;
a second series of bristle tufts forming an intermediate ring of bristle tufts;
a third series of bristle tufts forming an inner ring of bristle tufts;
wherein said first, second and third series of bristle tufts are located generally concentrically with respect to each other
and about a center point of the support structure;

wherein the second and third series of bristle tufts have equal numbers of bristle tufts with the second and third series
of bristles tufts each including only six bristle tufts;

wherein each of the bristle tufts of the third series is located between a pair of bristle tufts of the second series; and
wherein two of the bristle tufts of the third series of bristle tufts lie on the major axis and none of the remaining four
bristle tufts lie on the minor axis.

US Pat. No. 9,338,812

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS OVER DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCESS IN 3GPP SYSTEMS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for routing packets from a home agent to a user equipment through (i) a first access network and (ii) a second
access network, the method comprising:
sending a first binding update message from the user equipment over the first access network to create a first binding cache
entry at the home agent, wherein the first binding update message includes an identification of a first flow of packets that
is to be transmitted, via the first access network, between (i) the user equipment and (ii) the home agent;

subsequent to sending the first binding update message, sending a second binding update message from the user equipment over
the first access network to create a second binding cache entry at the home agent, wherein the second binding update message
includes an identification of a second flow of packets that is to be transmitted, via the second access network, between (i)
the user equipment and (ii) the home agent, and wherein (i) the first access network is a foreign link for the user equipment
and (ii) the second access network is a home link for the user equipment; and

based on the first binding cache entry and the second binding cache entry, respectively receiving, by the user equipment from
the home agent, (i) a first plurality of packets through the first access network and (ii) a second plurality of packets through
the second access network.

US Pat. No. 9,334,105

SEA CONTAINER THAT CAN BE CLOSED ON ALL SIDES

Atlas Elektronik GmbH, (...

1. A sea container that can be closed on all sides, said container comprising:
a basic frame having four corner posts;
a top-side frame; and
a bottom-side frame structure, the corner posts being fixedly connected to the top-side frame and the bottom-side frame structure,
the bottom-side frame structure comprises:

a bearing frame structured and operable to have installations in the sea container fastened thereto, the bearing frame comprising:
lashing means for lashing down the sea container onto one of a vessel, a different offshore platform and a land-based platform,
and for absorbing horizontally-acting forces, and for introducing at least one of forces and torques introduced into the bearing
frame directly into the at least one of a vessel, a different offshore platform and a land-based platform on which the container
is located.

US Pat. No. 9,334,044

METHOD FOR GENERATING HYDRAULIC POWER IN AN AIRCRAFT, USE OF A HYBRID POWER CONTROL UNIT AND DRIVE SYSTEM

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. A drive system for moving at least one control surface of an aircraft and for generating hydraulic power in an aircraft,
comprising:
at least one transmission shaft connected to a hybrid power control unit, the power control unit having an electric motor
and a hydraulic displacement machine coupled to a differential gear unit for driving a common output shaft, and a control
unit for controlling at least one of the speed of the electric motor and a displacement of the hydraulic displacement machine
for adjusting a resulting hydraulic pressure or flow rate,

wherein the drive system, through a control via the control unit, is adapted for:
arresting the output shaft;
rotating the electric motor such that the hydraulic displacement machine is driven due to the arrested output shaft; and
supplying fluid flow into a hydraulic system.
US Pat. No. 9,334,356

FILM MADE OF POLYARYLEETHERKETONE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A foil, comprising a layer of a molding composition, comprising:
from 60 to 96 parts by weight of polyarylene ether ketone,
from 2 to 25 parts by weight of hexagonal boron nitride, and
from 2 to 25 parts by weight of talc,
based on 100 total parts by weight of polyarylene ether ketone, hexagonal boron nitride, and talc,
wherein
a d50 particle size of the boron nitride to ISO 13320 is at least 0.1 ?m and at most 10 ?m, and a corresponding d98 is at least 0.3 ?m and at most 20 ?m,

a d50 particle size of the talc to ISO 13317, Part 3 is at least 0.1 ?m and at most 10 ?m, and a corresponding d98 is at least 0.3 ?m and at most 20 ?m the polyarylene ether ketone comprises a unit of formula:

(—Ar—X—)and a unit of the formula:
(—Ar?—Y—),
wherein Ar and Ar? are each independently a divalent aromatic moiety,
each X is independently an electron-withdrawing group,
at least 50% of X groups are carbonyl groups,
each Y is independently O, S, CH2, or isopropylidene, and

at least 50% of Y groups are O; and
the layer of the molding composition has a thickness of 5 to 100 ?m and has a dimensional change of less than 0.1% in both
a longitudinal and transverse direction at temperatures up to 260° C.

US Pat. No. 9,337,503

FUEL CELL POWER CONTROL BY OFFSET ESTIMATION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for providing power control in a fuel cell system, said fuel cell system including a fuel cell stack and controlled
and uncontrolled system loads, said method comprising:
providing power from the fuel cell stack on a power bus to power the system loads;
measuring the power on the power bus to provide an actual stack power signal;
providing a difference between an upper power limit signal and the actual power stack signal to a controller to generate a
power offset signal;

determining whether the fuel cell stack is able to provide enough power to satisfy a load power request signal;
adding the load power request signal and the power offset signal to generate a stack power request signal and causing the
upper power limit signal to move towards and be matched to the actual stack power signal if the fuel cell stack is able to
provide enough power to satisfy the load power request signal; and

subtracting the power offset signal and the upper power limit signal to provide a first power limit signal to limit the power
draw of the controlled system loads so that the actual stack power signal moves towards and is matched to the upper power
limit signal if the fuel cell stack is not able to provide enough power to satisfy the load power request signal.

US Pat. No. 9,333,375

IMAGE GUIDED RADIATION THERAPY APPARATUS

Elekta AB (Publ), Stockh...

1. An image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) apparatus, comprising:
a medical imaging device integrated with a linear accelerator, the linear accelerator configured for emitting a radiation
beam which is shaped by a beam shaper;

a gantry configured to rotate the emitted radiation beam about an axis; and
wherein the beam shaper is mounted to an adjustment arm configured to rotatably adjust the beam shaper between a first position
and a second position,

wherein the first position is a treatment position and the second position is a non-treatment position,
wherein the first position is within the gantry and the second position is outside the outer circumference of the gantry,
and

wherein the medical imaging device is an MRI device generating a magnetic field, and the second position is a radial distance
away from the magnetic field such that a magnetic field strength generated by the MRI device at the second position is lower
than a magnetic field strength generated by the MRI device at the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,336,690

TRAINING MECHANISM FOR DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAN...

1. A cartridge for a drug delivery device comprising:
a body of substantially cylindrical shape,
a piston slidably disposed in the body along two opposite axial directions, along a distal and along a proximal direction,
at least one friction means operably engaged with the piston to generate a pre-defined friction force between the piston and
an inside wall of the body, when the piston is displaced relative to the body,

wherein in response to an axial displacement of the piston relative to the body in distal direction and in proximal direction,
the at least one friction means is adapted to generate respective proximal and distal friction forces that are different in
magnitude,

wherein the friction means comprises at least one friction member slidably disposed in axial direction in at least one receptacle
of the piston.

US Pat. No. 9,334,678

LOCK WITH FLEXIBLY OBEDIENT SECURING ARM

FlexLock, LLC, Richardso...

1. A lock apparatus for securing one or more objects to be secured to a stationery object, the lock apparatus comprising:
a locking mechanism including
a body;
a stem receptacle portion disposed in the body and having an internal profile changeable between a locked profile and an unlocked
profile;

an actuator portion disposed on the body and having a configuration selectively movable between a locked configuration and
an unlocked configuration; and

the actuator portion being operatively connected to the stem receptacle portion to change the internal profile of the stem
receptacle portion into the locked profile when the actuator portion is moved to the locked configuration and to change the
internal profile of the stem receptacle portion into the unlocked profile when the actuator portion is moved to the unlocked
configuration;

an elongated securing arm including
a first end having a stem portion configured for removable insertion into the stem receptacle portion of the locking mechanism,
the stem portion, when inserted into the stem receptacle portion, being removable from the stem receptacle portion when the
internal profile is the unlocked profile, and

the stem portion, when inserted into the stem receptacle portion, being non-removably connected to the stem receptacle portion
when the internal profile is the locked profile;

a second end spaced apart from the first end, the second end being connected to the body of the locking mechanism;
an armored sheath extending between the first end and the second end, the armored sheath formed of flexible metallic tubing
having an annular wall defining a continuous interior cavity,

the annular wall of the flexible metallic tubing including at least two helically-wound metallic wires, rods, strips or ribbons
interwound with one another such that successive coils of a first wire, rod, strip or ribbon are interleaved with successive
coils of a second wire, rod, strip or ribbon to form a cross-sectional configuration,

the cross-sectional configuration of the flexible metallic tubing being flexibly obedient such that the armored sheath is
reconfigurable into multiple curved positions by the manual application of bending force and holds the curved positions after
the bending force is removed until it is manually bent again,

the cross-sectional configuration of the flexible metallic tubing further defining an outer diameter and an inner diameter
of the armored sheath; and

a reinforcing core disposed within the interior cavity of the armored sheath between the first end and the second end, the
reinforcing core having an outer diameter and including at least one bundle of non-metallic fiber material having a tensile
strength-to-weight ratio of at least 1000 kN·m/Kg,

the reinforcing core being sufficiently flexible to maintain the curved positions of the flexibly-obedient armored sheath
after the bending force is removed.

US Pat. No. 9,337,428

DONOR MASK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus, the method comprising:
preparing a first substrate comprising a plurality of pixel electrodes;
preparing a second substrate comprising a plurality of pixel electrodes;
preparing a donor mask comprising a base substrate, a light to heat conversion layer disposed on the base substrate, a reflection
layer disposed between the base substrate and the light to heat conversion layer and comprising a through hole corresponding
to a first transfer region, a non-transfer region having a first reflection layer thickness, and a second transfer region
having a second reflection layer thickness smaller than the first thickness;

depositing a transfer layer on the light to heat conversion layer of the donor mask;
aligning the first substrate and the donor mask;
transferring a portion of the transfer layer corresponding to the through hole of the reflection layer of the donor mask onto
a part of the plurality of pixel electrodes on the first substrate;

aligning the second substrate and the donor mask; and
transferring a portion of the transfer layer corresponding to the second transfer region of the transfer layer of the donor
mask onto a part of the plurality of pixel electrodes on the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,338,022

METHOD OF PROCESSING ACTION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING CONTROLLED DEVICE, CONTROLLED DEVICE, AND CONTROL POINT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of processing an action, the method comprising:
receiving, at a controlled device, a message including a unique identification (ID) of a control point and a request for the
action;

executing, at the controlled device, an action requested by the control point for controlling the controlled device through
a network;

storing, at the controlled device, in correspondence with the unique ID of the control point, a result of executing the action
as a pending result of the action when a network connection between the controlled device and the control point is terminated;
and

transmitting the stored pending result of the action to the control point identified by the unique ID when the network connection
between the controlled device and the control point is resumed; and

receiving a message for discovering a controlled device existing in the network from the control point,
wherein the unique ID of the control point is a persistent identification of the control point generated by the control point
and the message including the unique ID of the control point is received at the controlled device, each time the control point
reconnects to the network,

wherein the pending result of the action is stored in a form of a pending result table, wherein the pending result table comprises
one or more pending results for every unique ID of the control point, and

wherein in the transmitting the stored pending result, the stored pending result of the action is added to a response message
responding to the message for discovering a controlled device in order to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,337,359

SOLAR CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A solar cell, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate of a first conductive type;
an emitter region containing impurities of a second conductive type opposite to the first conductive type, and being positioned
at the semiconductor substrate of a first conductive type;

a first electrode connected to the emitter region;
a passivation layer positioned on the semiconductor substrate, and having a contact hole;
a back surface field region positioned at the semiconductor substrate, and exposed by the contact hole;
a dopant layer containing impurities of the first conductive type, and being directly positioned on the passivation layer
and contacting the back surface field region through the contact hole; and

a second electrode positioned on the dopant layer,
wherein the dopant layer contains the impurities of the first conductive type and is entirely positioned between the passivation
layer and the second electrode,

wherein the dopant layer comprises a first surface facing the semiconductor substrate and a second surface opposite the first
surface,

wherein the first surface of the dopant layer directly contacts an entire surface of the passivation layer that faces towards
the dopant layer, and the entire second surface of the dopant layer directly contacts the second electrode,

wherein a composition of the dopant layer, which contains boron (B), is different from a composition of the second electrode,
which contains aluminum (Al),

wherein the contact hole is filled with a mixture comprising a material of the dopant layer and a material of the second electrode,
wherein the mixture is a mixture (B+Al) of boron (B) and aluminum (Al), and
wherein the passivation layer is entirely and directly formed on a back surface of the semiconductor substrate, except for
the back surface field region exposed by the contact hole.

US Pat. No. 9,336,027

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODULAR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method for creating an add-on application, comprising:
creating, with an electronic processor and in an electronic storage medium, a business add-in definition object within an
add-on application development environment, wherein the add-on application is based on a foundation application, wherein the
add-on application comprises software code, and wherein the add-on application requires at least one function that requires
at least one code modification within a modified object of the foundation application;

defining, with the electronic processor, a method in the business add-in definition object for the at least one code modification
to provide the at least one function, wherein the add-in definition object enables the at least one code modification to be
switchable between an activated and deactivated state;

inserting a call to the add-in definition object in the modified object;
responsive to completing development of the add-on application when all places where modification of the foundation application
are known, copying the add-in definition object that enables the at least one code modification to be switchable into the
foundation application; and

responsive to a new version of the foundation application being created, copying the add-in definition object into the new
version.

US Pat. No. 9,337,408

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DEVICE

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A light emitting diode device comprising:
a first carrier; and
a light-emitting diode chip arranged on the first carrier;
wherein the first carrier has a first carrier part and a second carrier part;
wherein the light emitting diode chip rests only on the first carrier part of the first carrier;
wherein the first and second carrier parts each have a thermal conductivity;
wherein the thermal conductivity of the first carrier part is at least 1.5 times the thermal conductivity of the second carrier
part;

wherein the first carrier part is surrounded laterally by the second carrier part; and
wherein the light emitting diode device has a plurality of light emitting diode chips that are all arranged on the first carrier
part.

US Pat. No. 9,333,268

METHODS OF TREATMENT WITH ARGININE DEIMINASE

Polaris Group, Grand Cay...

1. A sterile, liquid composition, comprising
arginine deiminase-ployethylene glycol 20K (ADI-PEG 20) and a histidine-HCl buffer which is from 0.0035M Histidine-HCl to
0.35M Histidine-HCl,

where the composition is at a pH of about 6.6 to about 7.0.

US Pat. No. 9,335,777

VOLTAGE GENERATION CIRCUITS AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A voltage generation circuit comprising:
a reference voltage generator suitable for generating a reference voltage signal having a constant level without a correspondence
to a temperature variation;

a comparator suitable for comparing a first drivability controlled by a level of the reference voltage signal with a second
drivability controlled by a level of a comparison voltage signal to generate a comparison signal;

a voltage divider suitable for dividing a power supply voltage to generate first to fourth division voltage signals whose
levels are divided by a plurality of resistors serially connected between a power supply voltage terminal and a ground voltage
terminal;

a counter suitable for outputting first and second count signals counted in response to an external clock if the comparison
signal is disabled; and

a selection transmitter suitable for outputting any one of the first to fourth division voltage signals as the comparison
voltage signal according to a level combination of the first and second count signals.

US Pat. No. 9,333,259

SELECTIVE FAT REMOVAL USING NIR LIGHT AND NANOPARTICLES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for selective fat removal in a target area, comprising:
applying a solution of photo-absorbing biocompatible nanoparticles to the target area, wherein the nanoparticles are dimensioned
to have an aspect ratio in the range of 1:3 to 1:5;

delivering near infrared light to the target area and solution for an exposure duration to induce surface plasmon resonance,
wherein the near infrared light has a combination of optical parameters selected from the group consisting of emission wavelength,
emission intensity, beam focus and a beam size, the optical parameters and the exposure duration selected to excite the nanoparticles
to melt and liquefy fat within the target area with minimal damage to tissue surrounding the target area; and

aspirating liquefied fat from the target area.

US Pat. No. 9,334,042

DEVICE FOR PROTECTING A ROTORCRAFT AGAINST A PYRAMID-SHAPED STRUCTURE FOR CARRYING A LOAD

Airbus Helicopters, Mari...

1. A protection device for protecting a fuselage of a rotorcraft against a pyramid-shaped structure for carrying a load, the
pyramid-shaped structure being provided with a frame having a quadrilateral shape, a first pair of two arms, and a second
pair of two arms, each arm extending in elevation upwards from the frame towards an apex, wherein the protection device includes:
a protective plate suitable for being interposed between the fuselage and the pyramid-shaped structure;
a blade secured to the protective plate for exerting a force on the arms of the first pair in order to break them; and
a chevron provided with two branches connected to the protective plate in order to tend to move the arms of the second pair
transversely apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,334,127

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TRANSPORTING SUBSTRATES IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE MANUFACTURING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device processing system, comprising:
a transfer chamber including facets;
a plurality of process chambers each including a single-entry coupled to the facets of the transfer chamber, at least some
of the process chambers comprising non-focalized process chambers;

at least one load lock chamber coupled to the transfer chamber; and
a robot apparatus positioned in the transfer chamber and adapted to transport substrates between the plurality of process
chambers and the at least one load lock chamber, the robot apparatus including:

an upper arm having a shoulder axis and an elbow axis, the upper arm adapted for independent rotation in an X-Y plane about
the shoulder axis,

a forearm coupled to the upper arm and adapted for independent rotation in an X-Y plane relative to the upper arm about the
elbow axis, the forearm including a wrist axis, and

a wrist member coupled to the forearm and adapted for independent rotation in an X-Y plane relative to the forearm about the
wrist axis, wherein the wrist member includes an end effector adapted to carry the substrate

a connector adapted to drive the wrist member including a first intermediate member and a second intermediate member, each
being mounted for rotation to the upper arm, a first belt connected between a wrist drive member and the first intermediate
member, a second belt connected between the first intermediate member and the second intermediate member at a level below
the first belt, and a third belt connected between the second intermediate member and a wrist driven member.

US Pat. No. 9,338,815

SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a device to re-establish a connection with a Donor evolved Node B (DeNB), the method comprising:
communicating, by the device, with the DeNB via a Un interface using a first subframe for the device only;
detecting, by the device, a problem associated with the Un interface; and
performing a radio resource control (RRC) re-establishment procedure to re-establish a RRC connection between the device and
the DeNB after detecting the problem associated with the Un interface.

US Pat. No. 9,337,391

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE COMPRISING THE SAME, AND LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device, comprising:
a first conductivity-type semiconductor layer including an n-type GaN contact layer, an n-type GaN layer disposed on the n-type
GaN contact layer, doped with silicon (Si) acting as an n-type dopant in a concentration of 2×1018 cm?3 to 9×1019 cm?3, and having a thickness of 1 nm to 500 nm, and an n-type super-lattice layer disposed on the n-type GaN layer and having
a structure in which two or more AlxInyGazN (0?x,y,z?1, x+y+z>0) having different compositions are repeatedly stacked;

a border layer disposed on the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer and having band gap energy decreasing in a direction
away from the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer;

an active layer contacting the border layer and having a multiple quantum well structure in which five or more quantum well
layers and four or more quantum barrier layers are alternately stacked; and

a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer including a p-type AlxInyGazN layer (0?x,y,z?1, x+y+z>0) disposed on the active layer and having a composition ratio of aluminum (Al) increased or decreased
in a direction away from the active layer, and a p-type GaN layer disposed on the p-type AlxInyGazN layer (0?x,y,z?1, x+y+z>0), doped with magnesium (Mg) acting as a p-type dopant in a concentration of 1×1018 cm?3 to 9×1021 cm?3, and having a thickness of 30 nm to 150 nm, the concentration of magnesium being increased or decreased in a thickness direction,

wherein at least one of the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer, the border layer, the active layer and the second
conductivity-type semiconductor layer has a V-shaped distortion containing layer formed thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,334,354

MODIFIED ALKOXYLATION PRODUCTS WHICH HAVE ALKOXYSILYL GROUPS AND CONTAIN URETHANE GROUPS, AND THEIR USE

Evonik DeGussa GMBH, Ess...

1. An alkoxylation product which comprises the structural elements of the formula (I)
Mi Dj Tk Ql URu APv  formula (I)

wherein M, D, T and Q are linked not to one another but instead with one another via the groups UR and/or AP, and the groups
UR and AP are not linked to one another,

i=1 to 16,
j=0 to 10,
k=0 to 6,
l=0 to 4,
u=1 to 17,
v=0 to 6,
M radicals independently of one another are identical or different radicals from the following group:
a) —NH—R12  formula (IVa),

b) —NR122  formula (IVb),

c) —OR12  formula (IVc) and

d)

where
R1=independently at each occurrence a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched organic hydrocarbon radical which may contain
O, S and/or N as heteroatoms,

R2=independently at each occurrence an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms,

R3=independently at each occurrence an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms,

R4=independently at each occurrence a hydrogen radical or an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms,

R5=independently at each occurrence a hydrogen radical, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or an aryl or alkaryl group,

or R4 and one of the radicals R5 may together form a ring which includes the atoms to which R4 and R5 are bonded,

R6 and R7=independently at each occurrence the same as R5 and/or alkoxy,

R11=independently at each occurrence a saturated or unsaturated alkyl group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms, whose chain may be interrupted
by oxygen and may further carry functional groups;

a=0 to 1000,
b=0 to 1000,
c=0 to 1000,
d=0 to 1000,
with the proviso that the groups having the indices a, b, c and d are freely permutable over the molecular chain,
e=1 to 10,
g+f=3 and g is at least 1,
h=0 to 10,
where the different monomer units both of the fragments having the indices a, b, c and d and of the polyoxyalkylene chain
of the substituent R1 may be constructed in blocks with one another or else may be subject to a statistical distribution and, moreover, are freely
permutable with one another,

with the proviso that at least 10 mol % of the radicals M, based on the total amount of the radicals M, conform to —NH—R12 of the formula (IVa) and/or —NR122 of the formula (IVb),

where for the formulae (IVa), (IVb) and (IVc):
R12 of the formulae (IVa), (IVb) and (IVc) are independently of one another identical or different, optionally substituted hydrocarbon
radicals which are interrupted by heteroatoms or are optionally substituted hydrocarbon radicals having 1 to 30 C atoms,

D is a polyether radical -(DA)tDX where t is 2,

T is a polyether radical -(DA)tDX where t is 3 and

Q is a polyether radical -(DA)tDX where t is 4,

where
DX is a t-valent functional, saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched organic hydrocarbon radical which may contain O, S,
Si and/or N as heteroatoms, and

DA is a fragment of the formula (II)


where a to h and R2 to R7 and R11 are defined as in formula (Ia), and with the proviso that the sum total of all indices b of the formulae (Ia) and (II) makes
at least 1, and the sum total of all indices a of the formulae (Ia) and (II) makes at least 1,

UR is a divalent radical of the form —U-DC-U—, where U is a —C(O)—NH group which is bonded via the nitrogen to DC, where DC is a divalent hydrocarbon radical,

AP are independently of one another identical or different radicals of the general formula (IIIa) or (IIIb)

US Pat. No. 9,337,615

VERTICAL CAVITY SURFACE EMITTING LASER CAVITY WITH LOW THERMAL IMPEDANCE

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A vertical-cavity laser (VCL) comprising at least a reflector, an active region, a first heat spreader attached to a first
side of the active region, and a second heat spreader attached to a second side of the active region, the first and second
heat spreaders sandwiching the active region, wherein the first and second heat spreaders comprise the same thermal conductive
material, wherein the first and second heat spreaders are each in direct contact with the active region, wherein the first
and second heat spreaders comprise diamond, wherein the reflector and the first heat spreader comprise a high contrast grating,
wherein the high contrast grating of the first heat spreader is located on an outer surface of the first heat spreader.

US Pat. No. 9,336,038

REFRESHING MEMORY TOPOLOGY IN VIRTUAL MACHINE OPERATING SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:
responsive to receiving, by an operating system of a virtual machine, a notification of an affinity change relative to workload
memory resources, polling a hypervisor for updated memory affinity data, the affinity data comprising an affinity string indicating
one of a plurality of affinity domains, each affinity domain indicating a collection of logical memory blocks having a particular
affinity level to a corresponding processor;

identifying, by parsing the affinity data, for each logical memory block of the workload memory resources, the affinity string
of the respective logical memory block;

determining whether the affinity string for the respective logical memory block has changed;
responsive to determining that the affinity string for the respective logical memory block has changed, identifying a data
structure of the logical memory block maintained in the operating system;

determining if an affinity domain exists for the data structure based on the affinity string;
responsive to determining that the affinity domain does not exist for the data structure, allocating the affinity domain for
the affinity string; and

updating affinity information in the data structure based on the change to the affinity string of the logical memory block.

US Pat. No. 9,338,899

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A RIGID-FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A method of manufacturing a rigid-flexible printed circuit board, comprising:
providing a base substrate in which coverlays are respectively formed on two sides of a flexible copper foil laminate on both
sides of which inner circuit patterns and a first window are respectively formed;

layering insulation layers and copper foil layers on portions of coverlays which are to be a rigid region of the base substrate;
forming a via hole in the rigid region, and, simultaneously, forming a via hole to correspond to the first window in a flexible
region;

forming outer circuit patterns including areas adjacent to the first window; and
applying solder resists in the rigid region to expose portions of the outer circuit patterns,
wherein the region adjacent to the via hole in the flexible region includes additional plating portions for covering the coverlays.

US Pat. No. 9,336,828

RECORDING MEDIUM CONTAINING MOVING PICTURE DATA AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THEREOF AND REPRODUCING METHOD AND APPARATUS OF THE RECORDING MEDIUM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of providing information for managing reproduction of video data, comprising:
providing management information for associating metadata with the video data,
wherein the management information includes link information that is used for retrieving the metadata from a stream, the metadata
being additional information describing the video data;

providing a metadata indicator for indicating whether or not the metadata exists in the stream,
wherein the metadata indicator indicates that the metadata associated with the video data exists in the stream when the metadata
indicator has a first metadata indicator value,

wherein the metadata indicator indicates that the metadata associated with the video data does not exist in the stream when
the metadata indicator has a second metadata indicator values,

wherein the metadata indicator is a flag, and
wherein a single metadata is capable of being associated with plural video data, or plural metadata are capable of being associated
with a single video data.

US Pat. No. 9,333,547

REFITTING MECHANISM

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

10. A refitting mechanism for measuring a flatness value of a workpiece and refitting the workpiece, comprising:
a worktable;
a refitting assembly movably assembled to the worktable;
a holding assembly assembled to the worktable for holding the workpiece;
a measuring unit assembled to the refitting assembly;
a controller assembled to the refitting assembly adjacent to the measuring unit, the controller being electrically connected
to the refitting assembly, the holding assembly and the measuring unit;

wherein the measuring unit measures a flatness of the workpiece and transfers a flatness value to the controller, the controller
compares the flatness value with a preset value range to determine whether the workpiece is qualified or not, when the workpiece
is not qualified, the workpiece comprises deformed portions and non-refitting portions, the controller controls the holding
assembly to resist the non-refitting portion toward the positioning member, thereby holding the workpiece, and controls the
refitting assembly to refit the deformed portions of the workpiece; and

wherein the worktable is equipped with at least one guiding portion, the refitting assembly comprises a guiding bracket and
at least one refitting subassembly slidably assembled to the guiding bracket, the guiding bracket is slidably mounted on the
at least one guiding portion, the refitting subassembly is capable of sliding relative to the guiding bracket and the worktable,
and the measuring unit is assembled to the at least one refitting subassembly.

US Pat. No. 9,334,573

LAYERED SILICATE SILVER SURFACE TREATMENT AGENT, SULFIDATION PREVENTION FILM AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH TREATED SILVER LAYER

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A light-emitting device comprising a substrate having a silver-plated layer; a light-emitting diode mounted on the substrate;
a film, provided on a surface of the silver-plated layer, containing a layered silicate compound; and a transparent sealing
resin sealing the light-emitting diode, the transparent sealing resin having a composition different than a composition of
the film.
US Pat. No. 9,336,933

FERRITE MAGNETIC MATERIAL

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A ferrite sintered magnet composed of a sintered body of a ferrite magnetic material, wherein the ferrite magnetic material
comprises hard ferrite and a phosphorus (P) content, characterized in that the P content in terms of P2O5 is 0.005 to 0.1% by mass, wherein the hard ferrite comprises LaCaCo-substituted Sr magnetoplumbite-type ferrite.

US Pat. No. 9,336,981

CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTION SYSTEM AND MULTI-BEAMLET INSPECTION SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A charged particle detection system, comprising:
a first detector having an array of plural detection elements for detecting charged particles;
a first aperture plate having a first array of plural apertures to be traversed by charged particles and disposed at a first
distance from the first detector;

a second aperture plate having a second array of plural apertures to be traversed by charged particles and disposed at a second
distance from the first detector, the second distance being greater than the first distance; and

a voltage supply configured to supply a first electric potential to the first detector, to supply a second electric potential
to the first aperture plate, and to supply a third electric potential to the second aperture plate;

wherein the apertures of the first aperture plate, the apertures of the second aperture plate and the detection elements of
the first detector are substantially aligned relative to each other such that plural beamlets of charged particles can each
traverse an aperture of the first aperture plate and an aperture of the second aperture plate to be incident on a detection
element of the first detector; and

wherein the first electric potential, the second electric potential and the third electric potential are selected so that
charged particles of the beamlets having a kinetic energy below a threshold energy cannot traverse the first array of plural
apertures of the first aperture plate and are prevented from being incident on the detection elements.

US Pat. No. 9,338,869

EUV LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus comprising:
a target supply apparatus including:
a tank for storing a liquid target material;
a nozzle for outputting the liquid target material in the tank; and
a gas supply source for supplying gas into the tank, and the target supply apparatus controlling a gas pressure inside the
tank with a pressure of the gas supplied from the gas supply source provided with a pressure regulator;

a chamber in which an extreme ultraviolet light is generated, by irradiating the liquid target material outputted from the
nozzle with a laser beam;

a collector mirror provided in the chamber and configured to collect the generated extreme ultraviolet light;
a first gas passage connected to the tank, the gas from the tank being exhausted through the first gas passage;
a first valve provided on the first gas passage;
a second gas passage connected to the first gas passage between the tank and the first valve;
a second valve provided on the second gas passage; and
a controller configured to control open/close of the first valve and the second value, wherein the controller closes the first
valve and opens the second valve such that the gas from the tank flowing through the first gas passage is exhausted through
the second gas passage.

US Pat. No. 9,338,813

OVERLOADED COMMUNICATION SESSION

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A non-transitory computer storage medium encoded with a computer program, the program comprising instructions that when
executed by one or more computer devices cause the one or more computing devices to perform operations, comprising:
overloading a connection between a mobile device and a server, wherein the overloading comprises:
transmitting a search request from the mobile device to the server;
receiving at the mobile device from the server a first set of results associated with the search request; and
receiving at the mobile device from the server a second set of results in an overloaded communication session associated with
the search request,

wherein the overloaded communication session contains more data than a largest communication session that accords with a standard
under which the communication session occurs.

US Pat. No. 9,336,763

COMPUTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MUSIC

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A computing device, comprising:
at least one processor; and
a storage device that stores one or more programs, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one
processor to:

configure a music keyboard connected to the computing device to simulate one of several musical instruments upon a condition
that an amount of keys of the music keyboard are selected and each of the selected keys is associated with a tone of the simulated
musical instrument, wherein the musical instruments comprise an electronic organ, a dulcimer, a guitar and drum;

receive input signals from the music keyboard when keys of the music keyboard are pressed;
convert each input signal corresponding to a key into a tone of the simulated musical instrument associated with the key;
output each tone of the simulated musical instrument using an audio device connected to the computing device; and
convert each tone of the simulated musical instrument into a note and store the note into a musical score.

US Pat. No. 9,336,078

MEMORY ERROR DETECTION CIRCUITRY

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A method of generating a parity check matrix used for error detection, wherein the parity check matrix includes logic high
and logic low bits arranged in rows and columns, the method comprising:
providing a Boolean formula that defines a set of constraints, wherein the set of constraints determines an upper bound on
the number of logic high bits are in each column, whether certain types of errors are detectable, and whether the detectable
errors are correctable; and

generating the parity check matrix by solving the set of constraints using a Boolean equation solver running on computing
equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,333,972

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXITING A SAILING MODE OF A VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for exiting a sailing mode of a vehicle; wherein a clutch unit of the vehicle is disengaged in order to decouple
a driving shaft of the vehicle from a driven shaft of the vehicle, when the vehicle is operated in the sailing mode; the method
comprising
predicting that a trigger for an exit of the sailing mode will occur;
initiating the preparation of the clutch unit for engagement, subject to predicting that a trigger for the exit of the sailing
mode will occur;

detecting a trigger for the exit of the sailing mode;
adapting a shaft speed of the driving shaft, subject to detecting a trigger for the exit of the sailing mode; and
engaging the clutch unit, subject to preparing the clutch unit for engagement and subject to adapting the shaft speed, in
order to exit the sailing mode.

US Pat. No. 9,338,769

METHOD OF SCHEDULING COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

10. A system of scheduling communication in a wireless communication network, comprising:
a first access node comprising a processing node configured to:
receive an uplink scheduling request from a wireless device located at a cell edge of a coverage area of the first access
node, the wireless device having an application running on the wireless device;

determine a load at the first access node;
receive a first interference indicator from a second access node;
determine a first scheduling scheme for the first access node, the first scheduling scheme being based on the uplink scheduling
request, an application requirement of the application running on the wireless device, the load at the first access node,
and the first interference indicator;

determine a second scheduling scheme and transmit the second scheduling scheme to the second access node, the second scheduling
scheme being based on the uplink scheduling request and the first interference indicator, wherein the first scheduling scheme
and the second scheduling scheme each comprise alternating uplink portions that do not overlap and downlink portions;

instruct the wireless device to transmit uplink data to the first access node during the uplink portions of the first scheduling
scheme and instructing the wireless device to transmit uplink data to the second access node during the uplink portions of
the second scheduling scheme;

combine the uplink data transmitted by the wireless device to the first access node and the uplink data transmitted by the
wireless device to the second access node; and

transmit the combined uplink data to a network node.

US Pat. No. 9,333,003

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A medical device comprising:
an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end;
an end-effector disposed at the distal end of the elongate member, the end-effector including a first arm and a second arm
connected at a proximal end of the end-effector to form a jaw-like structure, each of the first and second arms including
an inner surface and an outer surface;

wherein at least one of the first arm or the second arm includes a plurality of ridges, each ridge extending along the inner
surface of the corresponding first arm or second arm in a direction substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of
the medical device; and

wherein at least one of the first arm or the second arm defines an aperture extending from the inner surface to the outer
surface of the corresponding first arm or second arm, and wherein a perimeter of the aperture is completely surrounded by
material of the corresponding first arm or second arm.

US Pat. No. 9,338,848

MULTI-FUNCTION PIN FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) DRIVER

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driver comprising:
an input pin that receives a current flowing through one or more LEDs into the LED driver; and
a controller configured to determine whether a voltage at an external node that is external to the LED driver is beginning
to oscillate based on a voltage at the input pin that receives the current in the LED driver, and determine whether the current
flowing through the one or more LEDs has reached an amplitude of zero based on the voltage at the same input pin.

US Pat. No. 9,336,974

GAS CIRCUIT BREAKER

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A gas circuit breaker comprising:
a pair of arcing contacts facing each other in a tank to perform opening and closing operation;
a puffer cylinder coaxially provided on the circumference of one of the arcing contacts;
a puffer chamber being composed of the puffer cylinder, a fixed piston, and a hollow rod;
an insulating nozzle forming a space communicating with the puffer chamber; and
an exhaust tube provided on the circumference of the other arcing contact to exhaust and cool hot gas, the hot gas being discharged
from an arc being produced in the insulating nozzle,

wherein the exhaust tube has a structure for temporarily reducing the flow path area, the structure being provided on the
inner circumferential surface at short of an end of the exhaust tube, the structure being located between an end of the other
arcing contact and the end of the exhaust tube.

US Pat. No. 9,335,041

LED LIGHT FIXTURE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A light fixture comprising:
(i) a door frame comprising a first frame side, a second frame side, and two frame ends, wherein the first and second frame
sides oppose each other and the two frame ends oppose each other to define an opening and wherein the first and second frame
sides each comprise:

a slot formed in the frame side;
a mounting surface; and
at least one LED mounted on the mounting surface; and
(ii) a reflector located within the opening and comprising a first side edge and a second side edge,
wherein the first side edge of the reflector engages the slot of the first frame side and the second side edge of the reflector
engages the slot of the second frame side to precisely position the reflector relative to the at least one LED of the first
frame side and the at least one LED of the second frame side.

US Pat. No. 9,338,870

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method comprising:
forming a first remaining plasma that at least partially coincides with a target region, the first remaining plasma being
formed from a previous extreme ultraviolet (EUV)-light producing interaction between target material and an amplified light
beam;

providing a target comprising target material in a first spatial distribution to the target region, the target material comprising
material that emits EUV light when converted to plasma;

allowing the first remaining plasma and the initial target to interact, the interaction rearranging the target material from
the first spatial distribution to a shaped target distribution to form a shaped target in the target region, the shaped target
comprising the target material arranged in the shaped target distribution, the shaped target distribution comprising sides
that define a concave region;

directing the amplified light beam toward the concave region of the shaped target in the target region, an interaction between
the amplified light beam and the target material of the shaped target converting at least some of the target material in the
shaped target to a plasma that emits EUV light, and the sides of the concave region confining at least some of the plasma
that emits EUV light; and

allowing a second remaining plasma to form in the target region.

US Pat. No. 9,338,283

REDUCTION IN NETWORK CONGESTION

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:
determining addressing information regarding a telephony connection request, the addressing information comprising at least
routing information or a phone number;

determining traffic information regarding the telephony connection request based on the addressing information, the traffic
information comprising previous telephony connection requests;

sending a reply in response to the telephony connection request when the telephony connection request forwarded to an intended
recipient would result in a system response;

determining whether to forward the telephony connection request; and
not forwarding the telephony connection request when the request would be unsuccessful, the request is associated with behavior
indicative of an auto-dialer, or the request violates a policy of a network service.

US Pat. No. 9,338,148

SECURE DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION AND PASSWORD MANAGEMENT

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, performed by a computer device, the method comprising:
receiving, by the computer device, an indication that a first user has acquired rights to access a digital content;
generating, by the computer device, a key for the digital content;
encrypting, by the computer device, the digital content using the generated key to generate encrypted digital content;
obtaining, by the computer device, a first passcode, wherein the first passcode is required to obtain the key;
providing, by the computer device, the first passcode and the encrypted digital content to a user device associated with the
first user;

receiving, by the computer device, a request from the first user to transfer the digital content to a second user;
obtaining, by the computer device, a second passcode;
updating, by the computer device, a passcode blockchain to indicate that the second passcode is valid and that the first passcode
is no longer valid; and

providing, by the computer device, the second passcode and the encrypted digital content to a user device associated with
the second user.

US Pat. No. 9,337,976

DEDICATED REFERENCE SIGNAL DESIGN FOR NETWORK MIMO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method performed by a first base station for using a dedicated reference signal for supporting Coordinated MultiPoint
transmission, comprising:
communicating with a second base station to coordinate a data transmission to a first user device from the first base station
and the second base station;

applying a cluster-specific scrambling to a first pilot modulation symbol;
transmitting, in a first direction, the scrambled first pilot modulation symbol from the first base station such that transmission
of the scrambled first pilot modulation symbol is coordinated with a transmission of the scrambled first pilot modulation
symbol by the second base station in a second direction; and

transmitting, in the first direction, a first data modulation symbol of the data transmission from the first base station
such that transmission of the first data modulation symbol is coordinated with a transmission of the first data modulation
symbol by the second base station in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,336,720

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY PANEL

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. An organic light-emitting diode display panel, comprising:
a plurality of display units, each of the display units comprising:
an organic light-emitting element; and
a light-driving circuit configured to drive the organic light-emitting element in accordance with a light-emitting control
signal; and

a plurality of stages of shift register coupled in series, the stages of shift register being electrically coupled to the
display units and configured to provide the light-emitting control signal for each of the display units, wherein one of the
stages of the shift register comprises:

a shifter register circuit configured to generate a current stage shift signal in accordance with a previous stage shift signal
and a first clock signal; and

a control signal output circuit electrically coupled to the shift register circuit and a corresponding one of the display
units, the control signal output circuit being configured to output a current stage carry signal in accordance with a previous
stage carry signal and the first clock signal, and configured to output the light-emitting control signal in accordance with
the current stage shift signal and the previous stage carry signal,

wherein an enabling period of the light-emitting control signal is determined in accordance with the current stage shift signal
and the previous stage carry signal.

US Pat. No. 9,338,528

OPTIMAL POSITIONING OF REFLECTING OPTICAL DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

11. A computer program product for optimal positioning of reflecting optical devices by an all optical switch in an optically-connected
system of a computing environment by at least one processor device, the computer program product comprising a non-transitory
computer-readable storage medium having computer-readable program code portions stored therein, the computer-readable program
code portions comprising:
a first executable portion that uses optical power readings taken from an optimal monitoring module that are transmitted to
the all optical switch for optimal positioning of a reflecting optical device in order to produce maximum optical output power;
and a second executable portion that transmits the optical power readings to an optical switch controller using an optical
control loop function; wherein the reflecting optical device is a microelectromechanical (MEMS) mirror and the optically-connected
system is one of an optically-connected circuit network system and an electrical circuit system and the optimal monitoring
module is included in each one of a plurality of optical transceivers and optical receivers; and a third executable portion
for aggregating the optical power readings of each of a plurality of optical transceivers and optical receivers prior to transmitting
the optical power readings to the all optical switch, wherein each of the optical power readings taken by each of the plurality
of optical transceivers and optical receivers are periodically performed.

US Pat. No. 9,337,401

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE

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

1. A light emitting device package comprising:
a light source;
a lead frame to mount the light source thereon and being electrically connected to the light source, the lead frame comprising
first and second electrically conductive lead frames being spaced from each other;

a mold member disposed over the light source and including a sealing material, a fluorescent substance, and organic particles
over the lead frame, wherein the entire organic particle is organic, wherein each of the organic particles comprises a coating
layer to coat the organic particle, wherein the coating layer has an index of refraction different from that of the organic
particle,

wherein a proportion of the organic particles to the sealing material is in a range of 1 wt % to 20 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,335,756

METHOD FOR THE EFFICIENT PROTECTION OF SAFETY-CRITICAL FUNCTIONS OF A CONTROLLER AND A CONTROLLER

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for operating a controller, comprising
processing input data into output data in a first determination of the output data by using a first algorithm,
determining a first group of the output data that does not contain all possible output data,
performing a first check as to whether output data determined in the first determination is contained in the first group,
and

performing a second determination of the output data to perform a second check of the output data only for those output data
contained in the first group.

US Pat. No. 9,338,402

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING MESH CONTROL FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING BRIDGES AND CASCADING CONFERENCES

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A videoconferencing control system, the system comprising:
a multipoint controller signaling layer module, configured to provide signaling services for establishing and conducting a
videoconferencing session between two or more videoconferencing endpoints; and

a plurality of multipoint controller application layer modules, each configured to control the videoconferencing session between
the two or more endpoints,

wherein the videoconferencing session employs the multipoint controller signaling layer module and one or more of the multipoint
controller application layer modules.

US Pat. No. 9,336,286

GRAPHICAL RECORD MATCHING PROCESS REPLAY FOR A DATA QUALITY USER INTERFACE

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving a plurality of records, each of the plurality of records comprising a plurality of fields;
executing, by a computer processor of a data quality platform, a matching process to match at least some of the records with
each other based the plurality of fields; and

receiving from a user a replay request associated with at least two of the received records that were included in the matching
process to initiate a play-by-play presentation of the matching process, the play-by-play presentation comprising: (i) graphically
displaying, via a user interface, information about the at least two records and a first decision in the matching process,
(ii) graphically displaying to the user a result of the first decision in the matching process, (iii) graphically displaying,
via the user interface, information about the at least two records and a second decision in the matching process, subsequent
to the first decision, and (iv) graphically displaying to the user a result of the second decision in the matching process.

US Pat. No. 9,338,219

DIRECT PUSH OPERATIONS AND GATHER OPERATIONS

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A networking device for interfacing with a host, the networking device comprising:
a doorbell register;
a queue reader configured to determine that the host has written a value into the doorbell register, to correlate the value
with one of multiple queues maintained at the host, and to select an entry from the queue; and

a tracking circuit configured to determine whether data for the entry was pushed from the host to a buffer at the networking
device, and to direct the networking device to:

transmit the data for the entry to another device via Bulk Data Send (BDS) if the data for the entry was not pushed to the
buffer, and

transmit the data for the entry to the other device via Direct Packet Push (DPP) if the data for the entry was pushed to the
buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,337,104

METHOD FOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING OF HIGH-K METAL GATE STRUCTURES

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate containing a front-end device, the front-end device comprising a first type metal gate
transistor region including a first dummy gate, a second type metal gate transistor region including a second dummy gate,
and a polysilicon gate transistor region including a polysilicon gate;

forming an interlayer dielectric layer on the semiconductor substrate;
forming a first hard mask layer on the interlayer dielectric layer;
forming a second hard mask layer on the first hard mask layer;
forming a mask layer having an opening on the second hard mask layer exposing a portion of the second hard mask layer disposed
above the first type metal gate transistor;

removing the exposed portion of the second hard mask layer to expose a portion of the first hard mask layer;
removing the exposed portion of the first hard mask layer using a reactive gas that is not susceptible to cause damage to
the interlayer dielectric layer;

removing the first dummy gate;
forming a first work function metal layer in a location where the first dummy gate has been removed;
forming a metal gate layer on the first work function metal layer;
removing a portion of the first work function metal layer and a portion of the metal gate layer that are over the interlayer
dielectric layer, the second hard mask layer, and the first hard mask layer to form a metal gate.

US Pat. No. 9,337,103

METHOD FOR REMOVING HARD MASK OXIDE AND MAKING GATE STRUCTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a first gate above a semiconductor substrate;
forming a hard mask having a first composition on the first gate;
forming a contact etch stop layer (CESL) having a second composition, the second composition being different than the first
composition, the CESL formed directly on the hard mask without removal of the hard mask between forming the hard mask and
forming the CESL;

forming an interlayer dielectric (ILD) layer, the ILD layer being formed over the CESL; and
performing two CMP processes, the two CMP processes including
a first CMP process with a first slurry to remove the ILD layer above a top surface of the CESL, wherein the first CMP process
stops when the top surface of the CESL is exposed, and wherein the top surface of the CESL absorbs the first slurry to increase
its selectivity to the first CMP process, and

a second CMP process with a second slurry to selectively remove the CESL and remove the hard mask, wherein the second CMP
process stops when a top surface of polysilicon of the first gate is exposed, and wherein the second slurry comprises silica
particles and provides a removal rate of the hard mask having the first composition to the polysilicon of the first gate of
approximately 20:1 to approximately 40:1.

US Pat. No. 9,333,516

CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATOR HAVING A SUPPORT ELEMENT AND BEARING AROUND PORTIONS OF A SPINDLE

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A centrifugal separator comprising
a frame,
a bearing device and
a rotor having a first end and a second end, wherein the rotor, in relation to the frame, is rotatable around an axis of rotation
and connected to the frame via the bearing device,

wherein the rotor comprises:
a spindle, which is hollow and defines a central inner space, wherein the spindle has a first portion adjoining the first
end, an intermediate portion and a second portion adjoining the second end,

a support element, which is provided around and connected to the spindle,
a separation space,
a set of separation discs, which are provided in the separation space around the first portion of the spindle and against
the support element, and

a rotor casing that delimits the separation space,
the support element being provided around the intermediate portion of the spindle and the bearing device being connected to
and provided around the second portion of the spindle.

US Pat. No. 9,338,369

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR VOICE COIL MOTOR, LENS MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND DRIVING METHOD FOR VOICE COIL MOTOR

ROHM CO., LTD., (JP)

1. A driving circuit configured to supply a driving current to a voice coil motor, the driving circuit comprising:
a D/A converter of a second number (N) of bits, wherein the second number (N) is an integer;
a current driver configured to generate the driving current based on a control signal outputted from the D/A converter; and
a logic unit configured to receive an input control data having a first number (M) of bits and output an intermediate control
data having the second number (N) of bits to the D/A converter,

wherein the first number (M) is an integer larger than the second number (N), and
wherein the logic unit comprises:
a data extraction unit configured to divide the input control data into a first data having the second number (N) of bits
from a most significant bit of the input control data and a second data having a third number (M?N) of bits from a least significant
bit of the input control data , wherein the third number (M?N) corresponds to a number from subtracting the second number
(N) from the first number (M);

a counter configured to accumulatively add the second data in synchronization with a clock signal to generate a count value
having the third number (M?N) of bits;

a carry detection unit configured to assert a carry signal when a carry at a most significant bit of the count value is generated
by the counter; and

an output control unit configured to set the intermediate control data as the first data in a cycle where the carry signal
is negated or set the intermediate control data as a third data, in which one least significant bit is added to the first
data, in a cycle where the carry signal is asserted.

US Pat. No. 9,338,126

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK VIA INDEPENDENT KEY ROUTING AND DATA LOCALITY TABLES

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of routing communication messages in an elastically scalable telecommunication network, comprising:
receiving a first communication message in a processor of a multiprocessor computing system from a component in the elastically
scalable telecommunication network, the received first communication message including subscriber identifiers that uniquely
identify a subscriber;

generating in the processor a plurality of keys for a plurality of message types based on the subscriber identifiers included
in the received first communication message;

identifying in the processor a first logical scalable unit that includes a first database memory that stores a first type
of data relating to the subscriber by using a first key of the generated plurality of keys to query a data locality table;

identifying a first application processor in the multiprocessor computing system that is part of the identified first logical
scalable unit; and

sending the received first communication message and the generated plurality of keys from the processor to the identified
first application processor.

US Pat. No. 9,337,731

POWER CONVERTER FOR GENERATING BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE OUTPUT SIGNALS

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A power converting system responsive to an input signal to produce an output signal regulated with respect to the input
signal, the system comprising:
an input node for receiving the input signal,
an output node for producing the output signal,
a first inductive element having a first node coupled to the input node,
a second inductive element having a first node coupled to the output node,
a first switching element coupled to a second node of the first inductive element,
a second switching element coupled directly between the first node of the first inductive element and a second node of the
second inductive element,

a first capacitive element coupled between the second node of the first inductive element and the second node of the second
inductive element, and

a control circuit for controlling the first switching element, the control circuit being configured to set a duty cycle of
the first switching element to a first value for providing the output signal of a first polarity in response to the input
signal of the first polarity, and to set the duty cycle of the first switching element to a second value for providing the
output signal of a second polarity in response to the input signal of the first polarity.

US Pat. No. 9,336,384

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REPLACING APPLICATION METHODS AT RUNTIME

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for replacing application methods at runtime, at least a portion of the method being performed
by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
identifying a class-based object-oriented application at runtime that comprises a target method to replace at runtime with
a source method that comprises a wrapper method with at least one instruction to prevent an unsecure use of the target method;

locating, within memory for a DALVIK file, by calling a DALVIK application programming interface reflection function, a target
address of a target method data structure at runtime that describes the target method and is referenced by a target class
within the application, the target method data structure comprising a target code pointer to method code of the target method;

determining a source address of a source method data structure at runtime that describes the source method, the source method
data structure comprising a source code pointer to method code of the source method;

modifying the application at runtime to have the target class reference the source method in place of the target method by
copying at least a portion of the source method data structure from the source address of the source method data structure
to the target address of the target method data structure such that the target code pointer is replaced with the source code
pointer.

US Pat. No. 9,337,203

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH LINE-TYPE AIR GAPS AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A method for fabricating a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming a first inter-layer dielectric layer over a substrate;
forming a first contact hole by etching the first inter-layer dielectric layer;
forming a preliminary first conductive plug that fills the first contact hole;
forming a bit line structure including a bit line over the preliminary first conductive plug;
forming a first conductive plug and a gap by etching the preliminary first conductive plug so that the gap is formed inside
of the first contact hole and between a sidewall of the first contact hole and the first conductive plug;

forming an insulating plug in the gap;
forming a multi-layer spacer including a sacrificial spacer and extending from over an upper portion of the insulating plug
to over a sidewall of the bit line structure;

forming a second conductive plug neighboring the bit line structures and the first conductive plugs with the multi-layer spacer
and the insulating plug therebetween; and

forming a line-type air gap within the multi-layer spacer by removing the sacrificial spacer.

US Pat. No. 9,336,371

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUERYING DATA

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A method comprising:
maintaining, by a computer system comprising at least one server computer, a plurality of data and at least one classification
for each of the plurality of data;

wherein each data of the plurality of data is aggregated from a plurality data sources and is abstracted into one or more
of a plurality of standardized formats based on a type of the data;

wherein the computer system has executing thereon a plurality of distinct classification engines, the plurality of distinct
classification engines comprising:

an a priori classification engine that is configured to classify data based on a set of user-specified classification rules;
an a posteriori classification engine that is configured to classify data based on one or more probabilistic algorithm, wherein
the one or more probabilistic algorithm is based on statistical analysis of collected data and multiple attributes associated
with the collected data;

wherein the posteriori classification engine is further configured to reclassify the previously classified data in response
to a determination that the previously classified data was not correctly classified; and

a heuristics engine that is configured to determine whether a plurality of characteristics are associated with the data and
response to a positive determination, classify data based on metadata associated with the data;

wherein each said at least one classification is performed by one of the plurality of distinct classification engines at a
time of data collection and prior to storing the data in a database;

receiving, by the computer system, query input from a user in accordance with at least one standardized format of the plurality
of standardized formats; and

querying, by the computer system, at least a portion of the plurality of data responsive to the query input.

US Pat. No. 9,334,437

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY BASE FLUID TO REPLACE THE TOXIC MINERAL OIL-BASED BASE FLUIDS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A base fluid for use in oil-based mud compositions, the base fluid comprising:
an alkyl ester composition comprising an esterified raw material waste oil comprising fatty acids,
wherein the alkyl ester composition comprises an amount of mono-unsaturated fatty acids greater than an amount of mono-unsaturated
fatty acids present in the raw material waste oil.

US Pat. No. 9,338,660

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING COVERAGE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A wireless device operating in a wireless communication system, the wireless device comprising:
a transceiver transmitting and receiving wireless signals; and
a processor operating in operative connection with the transceiver, wherein the processor sets power boosting adjustable in
an RF capability range within a SIG field of a Physical Layer Convergence Procedure (PLCP) Protocol Data Unit (PPDU),

wherein the processor uses at least one of a Short Guard Interval (SGI) field included in the SIG field, a coding field included
in the SIG field, a Num SS field included in the SIG field, and an STBC field included in the SIG field for setting the adjustable
power boosting.

US Pat. No. 9,333,594

LEAD-FREE SOLDER COMPOSITION FOR GLASS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A composition, consisting of:
indium (In) in an amount from about 30.0 wt % to about 60.0 wt %;
zinc (Zn) in an amount from about 0.01 wt % to 11.0 wt %;
at least two elements selected from the group consisting of: copper (Cu) in an amount from about 0.1 wt % to about 3.0 wt
%, manganese (Mn) in an amount from about 0.01 wt % to about 0.5 wt % and nickel (Ni) in an amount from about 0.01 wt % to
about 0.5 wt %; and

tin (Sn) as the remaining component.

US Pat. No. 9,336,966

INDICATOR LAMP

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. An indicator lamp, comprising:
a housing;
a light source arranged in the housing, to emit light when supplied with energy; and
a lens arrangement including
a first lens unit, arranged in a propagation direction of the light emitted by the light source and configured such that light
beams emitted by the light source emerge substantially in parallel from a side of the first lens unit that faces away from
the light source, and

a second lens, arranged on a side of the first lens unit that faces away from the light source and configured such that some
of the light beams emerging from the first lens unit are directed with respect to the parallel propagation direction toward
a transparent side surface of the housing, wherein the second lens is a prismatic ring, an entry surface of which at least
partly overlaps an exit surface of the light beams from the first lens unit.

US Pat. No. 9,335,460

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE, BACKLIGHT MODULE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A light guide plate for use in a backlight module, comprising a light incidence surface, a light exit surface, and a bottom
surface opposite to the light exit surface, the light incidence surface connected between the bottom surface and the light
exit surface, the light guide plate having an interior in which an internal chamber is formed, the internal chamber comprising
two opposite sidewalls and an end wall connected between the two sidewalls, the end wall being substantially parallel to the
light incidence surface and spaced from the light incidence surface, the internal chamber comprising a light source provided
at a connection site between the end wall and each of the two sidewalls, whereby light that enters through the light incidence
surface and light emitting from the two light sources are subjected to refraction and/or reflection within the internal chamber
and then project outward through the light exit surface.

US Pat. No. 9,333,515

CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATOR HAVING AN INLET WITH WEAR RESISTANCE MEMBERS, AND A FEED ZONE ELEMENT WITH WEAR RESISTANCE MEMBERS

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A centrifugal separator, comprising:
a body rotatable in a direction of rotation around a preferably horizontal axis of rotation, said axis of rotation extending
in a longitudinal direction of said rotating body, said rotating body comprising a bowl and a screw conveyor arranged coaxially
within said bowl, said screw conveyor being rotatable about said axis of rotation, said screw conveyor comprising a core body
carrying at least one helical winding;

wherein an inlet chamber is provided in the core body;
a separation chamber being radially outwards limited by said bowl and radially inwards limited by an outer circumference of
said core body, said inlet chamber comprising two cross walls, namely a proximal cross wall and a distal cross wall, and at
least two longitudinal walls extending in the longitudinal direction between the proximal cross wall and the distal cross
wall, said proximal cross wall comprising a central opening for inlet of feed material into the inlet chamber, feed ports
for inlet of feed material into the separation chamber from the inlet chamber being present between adjacent longitudinal
walls, the cross walls and the longitudinal walls having internal surfaces within the outer circumference of the core body,
said internal surfaces facing the inlet chamber;

a feed path extending from the central opening, through the inlet chamber and out through the feed ports; and
a plurality of wear resistance members insertable through the feed ports fully screen the internal surfaces of the distal
cross wall and the longitudinal walls from the feed path, and the plurality of wear resistance members comprise a longitudinal
wall member at each longitudinal wall, said longitudinal wall member comprising a curved longitudinal portion screening at
least a part of the internal surface of the longitudinal wall, and at least a first flange portion screening a part of the
distal cross wall.

US Pat. No. 9,338,060

MULTIPLE RING IDENTIFICATION AND CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A network node comprising:
one or more processors;
a plurality of ports including a first port and a second port, wherein both the first port and the second port are associated
with a same numeric ring identifier, the numeric ring identifier identifying a ring network formed by a plurality of network
nodes including the network node; and

a memory coupled with and readable by the one or more processors;
wherein at least one processor from the one or more processors is configured to:
determine a numeric node identifier included in a packet received through the first port or the second port, the numeric node
identifier identifying a network node that originated the packet, wherein the packet is a control packet for selecting an
owner for the ring network identified by the numeric ring identifier;

determining whether a numeric node identifier for the network node has a same value as the numeric node identifier included
in the packet; and

upon determining that the numeric node identifier for the network node has the same value as the numeric node identifier included
in the packet:

designate the network node as the owner for the ring network identified by the numeric ring identifier; and
assign, to the first port, a status identifier that indicates that the first port is an Ethernet Ring Protocol (ERP) Resource
Protection Link (RPL) port that is to be blocked during performance of ERP.

US Pat. No. 9,336,257

SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING A SOFT EXIT STATE FOR SECONDARY BUSINESS OBJECTS LOCKS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method implemented by a computing system in response to execution of program code by a processor of the computing system,
the method comprising:
establishing, in a storage device in communication with the processor, a primary business object along with a plurality of
secondary business objects that depend from the primary business object in a hierarchy;

placing, by the primary business object under control of the processor, a lock on a secondary business object and facilitating
an update of data associated with the secondary business object;

detecting, by the secondary business object under control of the processor, that a database commit has been executed; and
responsive to said detecting, removing, by the secondary business object, the lock associated with the secondary business
object.

US Pat. No. 9,334,544

CELLULASE COMPOSITIONS HAVING IMPROVED THERMOSTABILITY AND SYNERGY

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A composition, comprising:
a variant Cel5a endoglucanase having a temperature at which half of the maximal protein activity remains (T50) higher than a T50 of wild type Cel5a endoglucanase and having increased enzymatic activity relative to enzymatic activity of the wild type Cel5a
endoglucanase, the variant Cel5a endoglucanase comprising point mutations in a wild type Cel5a amino acid sequence of SEQ
ID NO: 7 selected from the group consisting of

(a) G293A and S318P/Q/E and
(b) G293A and S318P/Q/E and one or more residues selected from the group consisting of E53D, T57N, S79P, T80E, V101I, S133R,
N153D, N155E, T156E, G189S, F191V, T233V, G239E, V265T, D271Y, and S309W/L, in which the amino acid residue numbering is based
on the numbering of SEQ ID NO: 6; and

a cellobiohydrolase selected from the group consisting of Cel6a encoded by SEQ ID NO: 4, Cel7a encoded by SEQ ID NO: 5, and
combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,338,922

RACK ADAPTER APPARATUS AND METHOD

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A rack adapter apparatus, comprising:
a shelf configured to be mounted in a rack frame having a front opening of a first width and a rear opening of the first width,
the shelf being further configured to support a computing device thereon, the computing device having a second width less
than the first width and having a back-side port disposed thereon, the back-side port facing the rear opening when the computing
device is supported by the shelf and the shelf is mounted in the rack frame;

a pass-through plate coupled to the shelf, the pass-through plate facing the front opening; and
a pass-through jack disposed within the pass-through plate, the pass-through jack having a front port facing the front opening
and a rear port facing the rear opening, the front and rear ports being electrically coupled, and the rear port being configured
to be communicatively coupled to the back-side port of the computing device such that electrical signals input into the front
port are passed to the back-side port.

US Pat. No. 9,338,807

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECT MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS POWER CONTROL

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for transmitting to a direct mobile communications (DMC) device by a user equipment operating in both a cellular
mode and a DMC mode, the method comprising:
estimating a first pathloss of a first channel from the user equipment to a base station according to a difference between
a known base station transmit power level and a received base station power level;

estimating a second pathloss of a second channel from the user equipment to the DMC device according to a difference between
a known DMC device transmit power level and a received DMC device power level;

setting a transmit power level for transmission to the DMC device according to the first pathloss and the second pathloss
such that the transmit power level results in an interference level with transmission to the base station less than or equal
to a maximum interference level and such that the transmit power level is greater than or equal to a minimum power level,
wherein the minimum power level is determined by a minimum receiving power of the DMC, the second pathloss, a bandwidth of
the second channel and a modulation and coding scheme of the transmission to the DMC device; and

transmitting a signal to the DMC device at the transmit power level.

US Pat. No. 9,337,580

LOCKING DEVICE FOR LOCKING ELECTRICAL PLUGS

TEMTEC FAHRZEUGTECHNIK EN...

1. Locking device for locking electrical plugs in sockets, comprising:
a motor,
a rotary element which can be set in rotation by the motor,
a slide element which is operatively connected to the rotary element,
at least one locking bold which can be moved by the slide element between an unlocking position and a locking position in
which the plug is locked relative to the socket,

wherein the rotary element is formed as a rotary link element which comprises a guide link which is arranged around a rotational
axis thereof and comprises a plurality of link portions which have different inclinations, and in that the slide element comprises
a ling engagement part which engages in the guide link and can move in parallel with the rotational axis of the rotary link
element by rotating the rotary link element.

US Pat. No. 9,336,033

SECURE IDENTIFICATION OF EXECUTION CONTEXTS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. In a computer system comprising a virtual machine monitor (VMM) running on system hardware and supporting a virtual machine
(VM), a method of establishing an identity of a first execution context running in the VM comprising:
providing a shim program in a virtual address space of the first execution context;
the shim program, upon initialization, associating a first page, having a first page address, with the first execution context
and passing the first page address to the VMM;

the VMM, upon receipt of the first page address from the shim program, assigning a unique address space identifier (ASID)
for the first execution context, generating a second identifier value and writing the second identifier value and the ASID
at the first page address; and

the VMM returning the ASID to the shim program.

US Pat. No. 9,334,449

RECLAIMED OIL

Racional Energy and Envir...

1. A reclaimed oil, comprising:
an oil reclaimed from a substrate, wherein the reclaimed oil is obtained by the method comprising:
(a) peptizing an acid-reactive substrate at a temperature between about 70° C. and about 105° C. with an acidic reagent under
shear to obtain a peptizate having increased surface area, wherein the substrate comprises liquid bound on a solid sorbent
material, wherein the liquid comprises oil or a mixture of oil and water, wherein the bound liquid comprises less than about
35 wt % of the substrate;

(b) cocurrently mixing the peptizate with a combustion effluent gas under turbulent conditions in a thermal desorption zone
to heat the peptizate and desorb at least a portion of the oil from the sorbent material, wherein an average residence time
for solids in the desorption zone is from 10 seconds to 5 minutes, wherein the combustion effluent gas is introduced directly
into the thermal desorption zone at a temperature greater than 500° C., and wherein an average residence time in the thermal
desorption zone of a dilute phase is less than 1 minute;

(c) separating the peptizate-combustion effluent gas mixture into the dilute phase and a dense phase, wherein the dilute phase
comprises oil vapor and whereby the dense phase has an oil content less than or equal to about 3 wt %;

(d) contacting the dilute phase with a first heat exchanger at a temperature above 100° C. to produce a first recovered fraction
comprising at least 50 wt % oil;

(e) recovering at least a portion of the oil present in first recovered fraction; and
(f) purifying the recovered oil to produce the reclaimed oil; and
wherein the reclaimed oil comprises, relative to the oil in the bound liquid in the substrate:
(1) a lower total BTEX content of less than 2.00 wt % as determined according to US EPA 8260;
(2) a higher aniline point, wherein the aniline point of the reclaimed oil is 68° C. or greater as determined by ASTM-D611;
(3) a higher flash point, wherein the flash point of the reclaimed oil is 95° C. or more as determined by ASTM-D93;
(4) a lower viscosity as determined according to ASTM-D88, wherein the viscosity of the reclaimed oil is 2 cSt or more at
40° C. as determined according to ASTM-D88;

(5) a lower pour point, wherein the pour point of the reclaimed oil is ?15° C. or below as determined according to ASTM D-92;
(6) a lower specific gravity, wherein the specific gravity of the reclaimed oil is 0.86 or less as determined according to
ASTM-D1298; and

(7) a lower sulfur content, wherein the sulfur content of the reclaimed oil is 0.08 wt % or less as determined according to
ASTM-1552.

US Pat. No. 9,333,771

IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INSTRUCTIONS EXECUTABLE BY THE IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An image recording apparatus, comprising:
a supply roller configured to supply a sheet to a conveyance path;
a conveying roller rotatable forwardly to convey the sheet supplied by the supply roller in a conveying direction and the
conveying roller being rotatable reversely;

an output roller rotatable forwardly to convey the sheet conveyed by the conveying roller in the conveying direction;
a carriage provided with a recording head configured to perform image recording on the sheet, the carriage being disposed
between the conveying roller and the output roller in the conveying direction and configured to be moved in a moving direction
intersecting the conveying direction;

a motor rotatable in a first rotational direction and in a second rotational direction reverse to the first rotational direction;
a transmission mechanism configured to:
cause driving power generated by the motor during rotation thereof in the first rotational direction, to be transmitted not
to the supply roller, transmitted to the conveying roller to rotate the conveying roller forwardly, and transmitted to the
output roller to rotate the output roller forwardly; and

cause driving power generated by the motor during rotation thereof in the second rotational direction, to be transmitted to
the supply roller to rotate the supply roller, transmitted to the conveying roller to rotate the conveying roller reversely,
and transmitted not to the output roller; and

a controller configured to execute:
a supply processing in which the controller controls the motor to rotate in the second rotational direction to cause the supply
roller to supply the sheet;

a conveyance processing in which the controller controls the motor to rotate in the first rotational direction to cause at
least one of the conveying roller and the output roller to convey the sheet in the conveying direction;

a recording processing in which the controller controls the carriage to move in the moving direction and controls the recording
head to perform the image recording during moving the carriage, while the conveyance processing is not being executed;

controlling the carriage, the recording head, and the motor to perform an image recording operation by executing the conveyance
processing and the recording processing alternately; and

a pre-discharge supply processing as the supply processing in the image recording operation at a point in time in a period
starting from a timing when a trailing edge position of a first sheet passes through the conveying roller and ending at a
timing when all the recording processings on the first sheet are completed, the controller being configured to, in the pre-discharge
supply processing, control the supply roller to supply a second sheet to the conveyance path, following the first sheet being
stopped from being conveyed, in a state in which the trailing edge of the first sheet is positioned between the conveying
roller and the output roller in the conveying direction, in the conveyance processing.

US Pat. No. 9,333,171

CONTROLLED-RELEASE CNS MODULATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OTIC DISORDERS

OTONOMY, INC., San Diego...

1. An intratympanic composition for use in the treatment of an otic disease or condition by administration on or near the
round window membrane of the ear, the intratympanic composition comprising
a micronized Central Nervous System (CNS) modulator, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and
an auris acceptable gel, wherein the auris acceptable gel has a viscosity between about 15,000 cP and about 1,000,000 cP,
wherein the micronized Central Nervous System (CNS) modulator, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is not provided
as polymer-containing particles, and is suspended in the auris acceptable gel; and wherein sustained release of the CNS modulator
into the cochlea occurs for a period of at least 5 days after a single administration.

US Pat. No. 9,335,934

SHARED MEMORY CONTROLLER AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for controlling access to a shared memory, comprising:
concurrently scanning-in a plurality of read/write commands for respective transactions, wherein each of the plurality of
read/write commands includes respective addresses and respective priorities, wherein each of the respective transactions is
divisible into at least one beat, and wherein at least one of the respective transactions is divisible into multiple beats;

dividing the plurality of read/write commands into respective beat-level read/write commands;
generating respective sequences of beat-level read/write commands corresponding to the respective addresses with concurrent
arbitrating of the respective beat-level read/write commands according to the respective addresses and the respective priorities;
and

concurrently dispatching the respective sequences of beat-level read/write commands to the shared memory.

US Pat. No. 9,335,031

DOOR ASSEMBLY FOR A LIGHT FIXTURE HAVING A DIFFUSER AND REFRACTOR AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A door assembly for a light fixture comprising:
a. a first frame side and a second frame side opposite the first frame side, wherein the first frame side and the second frame
side are separated by a width;

b. a first frame end and a second frame end opposite the first frame end, wherein the first frame end and the second frame
end are separated by a length, wherein each of the first frame end and the second frame end is connected to and spans the
width between the first frame side and the second frame side to define a frame opening;

c. a first end plate having a thickness and extending upwardly from the first frame end and a second end plate having a thickness
and extending upwardly from the second frame end, wherein an aperture having a substantially arcuate profile is defined in,
and extends through the thicknesses of, each of the first and second end plates;

d. a translucent diffuser panel retained within the frame opening, wherein the translucent diffuser panel spans the length
and the width, and is curved in a downwardly concave shape from the first frame side to the second frame side, but is not
curved from the first frame end to the second frame end; and

e. a refractor comprising a first end and a second end each having a profile substantially the same as the aperture profile
in the first and second end plates, wherein the refractor is retained in the door frame solely by engagement of the first
end of the refractor in the aperture on the first end plate and the second end of the refractor in the aperture on the second
end plate,

wherein, when the door assembly is viewed from below, a first portion of the diffuser panel extends between the refractor
and the first frame side and a second portion of the diffuser panel extends between the refractor and the second frame side.

US Pat. No. 9,338,401

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A HYBRID TOPOLOGY MEDIA CONFERENCING SYSTEM

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An endpoint device for a videoconferencing system, comprising:
a network interface;
an audio module, configured to receive an audio stream from the network interface and to send an audio stream to the network
interface;

a video module, configured to receive a video stream from the network interface and to send a video stream to the network
interface; and

a control module configured to manage mesh connections between the endpoint device and other endpoint devices and to manage
connections between the endpoint and a centralized entity,

wherein the control module is configured to cause the endpoint device to:
establish mesh connections with a plurality of other endpoints via the network interface;
establish a connection with a centralized entity via the network interface;
send a main video stream from the video module to the centralized entity via the network interface;
receive low bandwidth video streams from non-speaker endpoints of the plurality of endpoints via the mesh connections; and
receive a high resolution video stream associated with an active speaker from the centralized entity.

US Pat. No. 9,337,140

SIGNAL BOND WIRE SHIELD

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor die having opposing first and second main surfaces, the semiconductor die including a plurality of contact
pads and a metal ring accessible from the first main surface;

a plurality of signal leads spaced apart from the semiconductor die, each of the signal leads including a first end located
proximate the semiconductor die, a second end located remote from the semiconductor die, and a body extending between the
first and second ends;

one or more dummy lead frames disposed between the first ends of the signal leads and the semiconductor die, the one or more
dummy lead frames being connected to a fixed potential;

a plurality of signal bond wires coupled to respective ones of the plurality of signal leads and a respective one of the contact
pads; and

a plurality of shield bond wires coupled to one of the one or more dummy lead frames and the metal ring,
wherein the metal ring is connected through the semiconductor die to a ring contact on the second main surface of the semiconductor
die.

US Pat. No. 9,333,487

CATALYTIC COMPOSITION FOR THE ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF P...

1. A method of making a catalytic composition for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide, comprising the steps of:
dissolving tin chloride (SnCl2) in deionized water to form a tin precursor solution;

sonicating the tin precursor solution;
impregnating the sonicated tin precursor solution in a support material comprising multi-walled carbon nanotubes to form a
slurry;

sonicating the slurry to form a homogenous solid solution;
removing solids from the homogenous solid solution;
drying the solids; and
calcining the dried solids in an argon atmosphere to form the catalytic composition.

US Pat. No. 9,338,862

TECHNIQUES FOR REMOTE COMMUNICATION WITH A PHOTOCONTROL DEVICE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A method for remote lighting control by a processor of a photocontrol device removably attached to a light fixture, comprising:
receiving, via a wireless network interface, a request to establish a point-to-point communication session with a remote device
using the wireless network interface, the request comprising an authentication credential;

receiving, via the communication session with the remote device, a command to control light output produced from the light
fixture;

initiating performance of the command for the light fixture, the command superseding any other command from ambient light
sensing logic of the photocontrol device; and

indicating a result of the performance of the command.

US Pat. No. 9,334,436

OIL RECOVERY METHOD AND PRODUCT

Racional Energy and Envir...

1. A fluid comprising a water-in-oil emulsion having an electrical stability of greater than 1000V when determined according
to API 13B-2, and comprising an aqueous phase and a reclaimed oil recovered by direct thermal desorption from a peptized substrate
comprising a mixture of oil and water and a solid, acid-treated sorbent material, the reclaimed oil comprising:
(a) a non-zero total BTEX concentration of less than 1 wt %, determined according to ASTM D-5790 or US EPA 8260;
(b) an aniline point of greater than or equal to about 69° C. as determined by ASTM-D611;
(c) a kinematic viscosity of equal to or greater than 2 cSt at 40° C. as determined according to ASTM-D445 or ASTM-D88;
(d) a non-zero sulfur content;
(e) a flash point of greater than or equal to about 100° C., as determined using the Pensky-Martens closed cup analysis according
to ASTM D93;

(f) a pour point of less than or equal to ?15° C., as determined according to ASTM D-92;
(g) a specific gravity of 0.82 or greater as determined according to ASTM-D1298 or ASTM-D287; and
(h) a non-zero nitrogen content.

US Pat. No. 9,333,983

DUAL-STATE STEERING WHEEL/INPUT DEVICE

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A steering wheel, comprising:
a wheel rim movably mounted on a steering column;
a hub disposed within a center of the wheel rim on the steering column; and
an input device disposed on the hub,
wherein the wheel rim is configured to physically separate from the hub and move along the steering column to a retracted
position.

US Pat. No. 9,334,343

HYDROHALOGENATION OF VINYL-TERMINATED MACROMONOMERS AND FUNCTIONALIZED DERIVATIVES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A polyolefin composition comprising one or more of the following formulae:

wherein the PO is the residual portion of a vinyl terminated macromonomer (VTM) having had a terminal unsaturated carbon of
an allylic chain and a vinyl carbon adjacent to the terminal unsaturated carbon;

X is attached to the terminal portion of the VTM to provide PO—X or at the vinylidene carbon of the VTM to provide PO—CHXCH3; and X is Cl, Br, I, or F; and

wherein the Mw/Mn is from 2 to 4.

US Pat. No. 9,334,157

MEMS DEVICE AND FORMATION METHOD THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for forming a MEMS device, comprising:
providing a first substrate including integrated circuits therein;
forming a first dielectric layer on the first substrate;
forming one or more first metal connections and second metal connections in the first dielectric layer, wherein the first
metal connections and the second metal connections are electrically connected to the integrated circuits;

forming a second dielectric layer on the first dielectric layer;
forming an acceleration sensor in the second dielectric layer, the acceleration sensor being electrically connected to the
one or more first metal connections;

providing a second semiconductor substrate and bonding the second semiconductor substrate to the second dielectric layer;
forming one or more first metal vias in the second semiconductor substrate and in the second dielectric layer, the first metal
vias being electrically connected to the second metal connections; and

forming a pressure sensor directly on the second semiconductor substrate, the pressure sensor being electrically connected
to the first metal vias, wherein the pressure sensor overlaps with the acceleration sensor in a vertical plane, and the second
semiconductor substrate is between the pressure sensor and the acceleration sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,334,070

PACKAGE FILLING PLANT, A PACKING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GROUPING A PACKING FORMATION OF PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS, AND A PACKING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GROUPING A PACKING FORMATION OF PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

12. A method of packaging packages using a packaging arrangement, said method comprising the steps of:
moving packages into a grouping arrangement using a movement arrangement;
grouping packages using said grouping arrangement;
moving grouped packages into a container using a filling arrangement;
said step of grouping packages comprising:
supporting and positioning a polygonal receptacle on a flexible support band, which said receptacle comprises at least a first
open side and a second open side, such that at least said first open side is covered by said band, and said second open side
is uncovered and oriented to permit movement of packages therethrough and into said receptacle;

moving packages into said receptacle through said second open side while preventing the packages, using said band, from falling
out of said receptacle through said first, covered, open side;

rotating said receptacle by moving said band such that either said first open side, covered by said band, or an additional
open side, covered by said band, is uncovered and oriented to permit movement of at least one additional package therethrough
and into said receptacle; and

moving at least one additional package through said first open side or an additional open side and into said receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,337,593

PLUG AND RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY

INTERMOUNTAIN ELECTRONICS...

1. An assembly, comprising at least one of:
a plug comprising a first electrical insulator isolating a plurality of first electrical contacts, the first electrical insulator
comprising two separable halves, the plug further comprising a first housing within which the first electrical insulator is
housed; or

a receptacle comprising a second electrical insulator isolating a plurality of second electrical contacts, the second electrical
insulator comprising two separable halves, the receptacle further comprising a second housing within which the second electrical
insulator is housed;

wherein the plurality of first electrical contacts are engageable with the plurality of second electrical contacts to electrically
couple the plug and receptacle;

wherein each of the separable halves of the first electrical insulator comprises a plurality of apertures, each aperture of
one half of the first electrical insulator is aligned with the other half of the first electrical insulator to define a first
through-channel in the first electrical insulator, wherein each of the plurality of first electrical contacts is positioned
within a respective one of the first through-channels and extends through both halves of the first electrical insulator; and

wherein each of the separable halves of the second electrical insulator comprises a plurality of apertures, each aperture
of one half of the second electrical insulator is aligned with the other half of the second electrical insulator to define
a second through-channel in the second electrical insulator, wherein each of the plurality of second electrical contacts is
positioned within a respective one of the second through-channels and extends through both halves of the second electrical
insulator.

US Pat. No. 9,335,475

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL DEVICE HAVING A STEPWISE OR TAPERED LIGHT INPUT/OUTPUT PART

OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO....

1. A method of manufacturing an optical device comprising an optical waveguide including a core, a cladding provided around
the core, and a light input/output part through which a light beam is input or output, said method comprising:
preparing a substrate having a principal surface on which a substantially uniform thickness of single-crystalline film is
formed, the film having constituent atoms substantially forming a diamond lattice structure and having a surface being of
neither a (111) plane nor an equivalent plane to the (111) plane; and

subjecting the single-crystalline film to etching showing anisotropy depending on plane orientation to form the film into
a terraced or tapered pattern in both a width direction and a thickness direction so as to expose the (111) plane and the
equivalent plane.

US Pat. No. 9,338,255

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRELATING END-USER EXPERIENCE DATA AND BACKEND-PERFORMANCE DATA

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A method comprising:
on a backend-computing system, operating at least one distributed software application;
wherein the backend-computing system comprises at least one web server and at least one application server;
the at least one web server receiving a web request from an end-user information handling system in connection with the at
least one distributed software application;

the at least one web server forwarding the web request to the at least one application server;
the at least one application server generating a transaction identifier for a transaction initiated by the web request;
the backend-computing system processing the transaction, the processing comprising generating backend-performance data indexed
by the transaction identifier;

the at least one application server, via a monitoring agent resident thereon, injecting the transaction identifier into a
web response to the web request, the injecting yielding an identifier-injected web response comprising the web response and
the transaction identifier;

the at least one application server transmitting the identifier-injected web response to the end-user information handling
system along a transmission path, the transmission path comprising the at least one web server and the end-user information
handling system; and

at a node along the transmission path, passively observing the identifier-injected web response and generating end-user experience
data therefrom, the end-user experience data being indexed by the transaction identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,337,429

ORGANIC ELECTRONIC MATERIAL, INK COMPOSITION, AND ORGANIC ELECTRONIC ELEMENT

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. An ink composition comprising an organic electronic material and a solvent, the organic electronic material comprising
at least an ionic compound represented by the following general formula (1), and a charge transporting compound including
a charge transporting unit:

wherein in the general formula (1), A represents an anion, and Ra to Rc each independently represent a hydrogen atom (H), an alkyl group, or a benzyl group, provided that at least one condition
selected from the group consisting of:

(i) at least two of Ra to Rc each independently represent an alkyl group having 5 or more carbon atoms,

(ii) at least one of Ra to Rc represents a benzyl group, and

(iii) at least one of Ra to Rc represents an alkyl group having 7 or more carbon atoms,
is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,335,489

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL MODULE

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A method of manufacturing an optical module in which an optical fiber is fixed to two fixing portions, the method comprising:
a first fixing step of fixing a part of the optical fiber to one fixing portion; and
a second fixing step of applying tension F by pulling the optical fiber while a base connected to the respective fixing portions
has been heated to an upper limit or higher of guaranteed temperature of the optical module, and fixing the other part of
the optical fiber to the other fixing portion,

wherein when tmax denotes the upper limit of the guaranteed temperature, tbase denotes the temperature of the base heated in the second fixing step, k1 denotes an equivalent linear coefficient of expansion of the base, k2 denotes a linear coefficient of expansion of the optical fiber, A denotes the cross-sectional area of the optical fiber, E
denotes the Young's modulus of the optical fiber, and F denotes the tension,

0
is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,337,010

FLUORESCENT LIGHTING WITH ALUMINUM NITRIDE PHOSPHORS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A fluorescent lamp, comprising:
a glass envelope;
at least two electrodes connected to said glass envelope;
mercury vapor and an inert gas within said glass envelope; and
a phosphor blend within said glass envelope, wherein said phosphor blend includes Al(1-x)MxN, where M may be comprised of one or more dopants drawn from beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, zinc, scandium,
yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, ytterbium, bismuth, manganese, silicon, germanium,
tin, boron, or gallium and x has a value of 0

US Pat. No. 9,336,118

ALLOCATING TEST CAPACITY FROM CLOUD SYSTEMS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method for allocating test capacity from cloud systems, comprising:
identifying a product to be tested with a test;
automatically allocating a test capacity during runtime in response to the identification, the test capacity being provided
by a test controller of a plurality of test controllers coupled to a cloud system,

allocating an additional test controller of the plurality of test controllers during runtime of the allocated test controller
performing the test, the additional test controller providing a portion of an additional test capacity to perform the test
when the test capacity reaches a base test capacity; and

providing a notification that the additional test capacity exceeds a total capacity of the additional test controller when
the total capacity is comparatively less than the additional test capacity.

US Pat. No. 9,335,822

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HAPTIC EFFECTS BASED ON HAPTIC CONTEXT INFORMATION

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A method comprising:
receiving haptic context information associated with a graphical user interface displayed on a display, the haptic context
information comprising boundaries defining a plurality of active input areas of the graphical user interface with which a
user can interact via a user input device;

receiving an input signal from the user input device associated with a user interaction with the graphical user interface;
determining a haptic effect in response to the user interaction occurring within an active input area defined by the haptic
context information;

determining whether the user input device is positioned in an environment with parasitic vibrations;
modifying a characteristic of the haptic effect in response to determining the user input device is positioned in the environment
with parasitic vibrations; and

outputting a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect.

US Pat. No. 9,335,186

INDEX ERROR ESTIMATING APPARATUS, INDEX ERROR CALIBRATING APPARATUS, AND INDEX ERROR ESTIMATING METHOD

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. An index error calibrating apparatus comprising:
a grating disk supported by a rotation shaft;
at least four detectors arranged on the grating disk; and
an index error estimator comprising:
a detected value synthesizer configured to calculate a linear combination by multiplying by a coefficient of each of detected
values obtained from each of the at least four detectors; and

a Fourier component identifier that uses a Fourier component of the linear combination and that is configured to identify
a Fourier component of the index error.

US Pat. No. 9,332,898

VAGINAL SPECULUM APPARATUS

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A system for providing illumination to a vaginal speculum, the system comprising:
a portable illumination assembly comprising:
a portable power source; and
at least one LED, each of the portable power source and at least one LED being retained within a common housing; and
the speculum comprising:
an upper blade;
a lower blade having a distal end, an opposing proximal end, an inner surface, a handle portion downwardly extending from
and part of the proximal end of the lower blade, and a trough-shaped blade portion having a curved portion extending to the
downwardly extending handle portion; and

an articulation mechanism disposed at a proximal end of the speculum for permitting relative movement between the upper blade
and the lower blade to enable dilation of a patient, the articulation mechanism including a yoke extending from the lower
blade and a lever portion extending from the upper blade, the portable illumination assembly being attached to the lower blade,
and wherein the housing extends along the inner surface of the curved portion.

US Pat. No. 9,337,714

POWER CONVERTER WITH FAST DISCHARGE CIRCUIT

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A power converter for providing power to a load, the power converter comprising:
a magnetic component coupled between an input of the power converter and an output of the power converter, the magnetic component
comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding;

a switch to control transfer of energy from the primary winding to the secondary winding according to on and off times of
the switch; and

a discharge circuit coupled to the output of the power converter, the discharge circuit adapted to receive a signal indicative
of whether the load is disconnected and to enable a discharge path coupled to the output to decrease an output voltage at
the output of the power converter in response to the signal indicative of whether the load is disconnected.

US Pat. No. 9,337,219

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A method for manufacturing a flexible display device, comprising:
providing a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a first surface and a second surface that are opposite to each other;
forming a first flexible substrate on the first surface of the substrate and forming the second flexible substrate on the
second surface of the substrate, wherein a force acting from the first flexible substrate to the substrate is equal to, but
in opposite direction, a force acting from the second substrate to the substrate;

forming a displaying component on a surface of the first flexible substrate that is distant from the substrate; and
peeling the first flexible substrate on which the displaying component is formed off the substrate so as to form a flexible
display device.

US Pat. No. 9,337,067

HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROSTATIC CHUCK WITH RADIAL THERMAL CHOKES

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A wafer support assembly for use in semiconductor processing, the wafer support assembly comprising:
a substrate support, wherein the substrate support is substantially cylindrical and has a nominal outer diameter D, a top
side configured to support a semiconductor wafer, and a bottom side opposite the top side; and

a cooling plate, wherein:
the cooling plate is substantially radially symmetric,
the cooling plate contacts the bottom side of the substrate support across a first thermal contact patch with a first area,
the first thermal contact patch is substantially annular in shape, centered on the substrate support, and has a nominal inner
diameter and a nominal outer diameter defining an average nominal diameter of between 50% to 70% of D,

the cooling plate and the substrate support have substantially no contact with each other outside of the nominal outer diameter
of the first thermal contact area,

the cooling plate includes a first radial thermal choke in a region outside of the nominal outer diameter of the first thermal
contact area,

the cooling plate contacts the bottom side of the substrate support across a second thermal contact patch with a second area,
the second thermal contact patch is substantially circular in overall exterior shape, is centered on the substrate support,
and has a nominal outer diameter less than 20% of D, and

the cooling plate includes a second radial thermal choke in a region between the nominal outer diameter of the second thermal
contact patch and the nominal inner diameter of the first thermal contact patch.

US Pat. No. 9,334,357

AROMATIC RESINS FOR UNDERLAYERS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

9. A process of forming a patterned layer comprising disposing a layer of the composition of claim 8 on a substrate; removing organic solvent to form a polymeric reaction product layer; disposing a layer of a photoresist on
the polymeric reaction product layer; exposing the photoresist layer to actinic radiation through a mask; developing the exposed
photoresist layer to form a resist pattern; and transferring the pattern to the polymeric reaction product layer to expose
portions of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,333,684

METHOD OF REPAIRING, SPLICING, JOINING, MACHINING, AND STABILIZING HONEYCOMB CORE USING POURABLE STRUCTURAL FOAM AND A STRUCTURE INCORPORATING THE SAME

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A method of manufacturing a machined core member, the method comprising:
providing a cavity having a first depth preselected to correlate with a first desired density of an expanded foam and having
a second depth preselected to correlate with a second desired density of the expanded foam, the second depth being less than
the first depth, and the second desired density being greater than the first desired density;

pouring a foam mixture into the cavity and expanding the poured foam mixture to rise upwardly into cells of a stock core member
and to become the expanded foam having both the first density and the second density extending laterally across the stock
core member, the stock core member being arranged entirely over the cavity during said expanding, and the first and second
densities of the foam within the stock core member corresponding to first and second cavity depth locations respectively;
and

machining the stock core member with the expanded foam in the cells.
US Pat. No. 9,334,360

COLOR-STABILIZED BIODEGRADABLE ALIPHATIC-AROMATIC COPOLYESTERS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE, AND ARTICLES THEREOF

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A biodegradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyester composition consisting of copolyester having aliphatic ester groups and
aromatic dicarboxylic ester groups, wherein the copolyester is a polymerization reaction product of the following monomers:
(a) a dihydric alcohol;
(b) an aromatic dicarboxy compound selected from an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, aromatic dicarboxylic (C1-3)alkyl ester, or a combination thereof; and

(c) an adipic acid;
wherein the composition further consists of 0 to 1.5 wt. % of a residue of an addition copolymer, a titanium-containing catalyst,
and 300 to 450 ppm of a post-polymerization catalyst quenching color reducing compound selected from a C5-12 compounds having at least three —OH groups and combinations thereof;

wherein the aliphatic-aromatic copolyester has a number average molecular weight of at least 30,000 Daltons and a polydispersity
index from 2 to less than 6;

wherein the copolyester composition exhibits an L* value that is 80 to 100 as determined by a colorimeter using D65 illumination; and

wherein the composition is made by a process comprising polymerizing the monomers to obtain molten copolyester, subsequently
combining the color reducing compound with the molten copolyester, and cooling the molten copolyester to obtain said biodegradable
aliphatic-aromatic copolyester composition.

US Pat. No. 9,333,632

PNEUMATIC NAIL DRIVER

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A pneumatic nail driver comprising:
a housing in which an air chamber for accumulating compressed air is provided;
a trigger provided in the housing;
a cylinder stored in the housing;
a piston stored to be slidable in the cylinder and driven by the compressed air;
a bumper provided so as to be capable of abutting against the piston;
a bumper holder provided below the bumper and provided to be slidable to the housing while supporting the bumper; and
a main valve moving in response to movement of the trigger between an acting position which is distant from the cylinder so
that the compressed air acts on the piston and a blocking position which abuts against the cylinder so that the action of
the compressed air on the piston is blocked,

an air passage extending from the air chamber to the bumper holder being formed in the housing,
the cylinder being able to be positioned selectively at either one of a first position and a second position closer to the
main valve than the first position in a state that the main valve is at the acting position, and

the bumper holder being moved toward the cylinder side by the compressed air from the air passage to define a bumper chamber
below the bumper holder, and the cylinder is moved from the first position to the second position by the movement of the bumper
holder.

US Pat. No. 9,333,568

MILLING TOOL AS WELL AS A MILLING INSERT

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A milling tool comprising:
a basic body having front and rear ends, between which there extends a first centre axis on which the basic body is rotatable
and with which an envelope surface is concentric;

a seat situated in a transition between the envelope surface and the front end; and
a double-sided, indexable milling insert having a round basic shape defined by an imaginary cylinder that is concentric with
a second centre axis, the milling insert extending between two reference planes, which individually extend perpendicular to
the second centre axis, wherein the milling insert includes a pair of opposite chip faces that are located in said reference
planes and between which an envelope surface concentric with the second centre axis of the milling insert extends, and a plurality
of identical and alternately usable cutting edges disposed along the peripheries of the chip faces, wherein the cutting edges
along one chip face are rotation-angularly displaced at an acute arc angle in relation to the cutting edges along the other
chip face, the seat being located in a spatial position, which is tipped-in in the basic body and in which an axial tipping-in
angle and a radial angle are negative thereby providing a clearance behind an active cutting edge of the milling insert, and
the milling insert being clamped in the seat by a tightening device and rotationally secured in one of several index positions
by co-operating lock means in the basic body and the milling insert, respectively, wherein the individual cutting edge of
the milling insert has the shape of a wave trough subsiding from a reference plane when the milling insert is regarded in
side elevation, the cutting edge including two edge segments, which transform into each other via a bottom point, a primary
edge segment being longer than a secondary edge segment and falling toward the bottom point at a slope angle that is smaller
than an analogous slope angle at which the secondary edge segment falls toward the bottom point, and that the slope angle
of the primary edge segment is greater than the axially negative tipping-in angle of the milling insert, a clearance surface
being included in the envelope surface of the milling insert and located adjacent to at least the second edge segment of the
individual cutting edge, the clearance surface deviating from the imaginary cylinder in a direction from said secondary edge
segment toward a neutral plane, a waist located in the neutral plane and from which circumferential clearance surfaces diverge
toward the peripheries of the chip faces.

US Pat. No. 9,333,482

SYNTHESIS OF ULTRA-SMALL PORE ALUMINOSILICATES BY CONTROLLED STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE OF ZEOLITES

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. An amorphous adsorbent composition for purifying hydrocarbon gas fractions comprising:
a hydrolyzed, partially collapsed Linde Type A aluminosilicate zeolite; and
a plurality of pores characterized by a pore aperture size of from about 0.33 nm to about 0.38 nm;
wherein the composition is characterized by a carbon dioxide/methane equilibrium selectivity factor in a range of about 3.8
to about 40.

US Pat. No. 9,338,889

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MOUNTING SUBSTRATE ON WHICH MONOLITHIC CERAMIC CAPACITORS ARE MOUNTED AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a mounting substrate in which a pair of monolithic ceramic capacitors each of which includes
a multilayer body in which a plurality of dielectric ceramic sheets and a plurality of planar or substantially planar inner
electrodes are stacked on top of one another and at least a pair of outer electrodes that are electrically connected to the
inner electrodes and that are provided on a surface of the multilayer body are mounted on a circuit board, the method of manufacturing
a mounting substrate comprising:
a step of joining the outer electrodes to lands that are formed on a front surface and a rear surface of the circuit board
such that surface directions of planes of the inner electrodes match each other, the lands formed on the front surface being
formed at positions that are plane-symmetrical to positions of the corresponding lands formed on the rear surface while being
electrically connected to the corresponding lands formed on the rear surface; wherein

the pair of monolithic ceramic capacitors are mounted such that the planes of the inner electrodes are oriented in a perpendicular
or substantially perpendicular direction with respect to the front surface and the rear surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,338,067

NETWORK RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT FOR CLOUD-BASED SERVICES

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a plurality of services in a network, comprising:
receiving input entered in a graphical user interface with one or more computing devices via the network;
using the one or more computing devices and the input, defining one or more environments for deployment in the network including,
for each environment, specifying a plurality of components configured to provide one or more of the services, and, for each
environment, specifying a set of dependencies among its components;

using the one or more computing devices, selecting computing resources from a pool of available computing resources;
using the one or more computing devices, deploying the one or more environments in the network according to configuration
information by integrating the components of the one or more environments with the selected computing resources, including
deploying the services using the configuration information in an order that relates to one or more of the dependencies; and

providing the services via the deployed one or more environments using the selected computing resources.

US Pat. No. 9,336,334

KEY-VALUE PAIRS DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

BigObject, Inc., Grand C...

1. A data processing apparatus, comprising:
a storage unit, being stored with a first key-value set comprising a plurality of first key-value pairs, each of the first
key-value pairs comprising a first key and a first value;

an interface, being configured to receive an instruction regarding a set operation, a function, and a factor; and
a processor, being electrically connected to the storage unit and the interface and configured to generate a plurality of
second keys by applying the set operation to the first keys so that each of the second keys comprises at least one of the
first keys and generate a second value for each of the second keys by applying the function to at least one datum corresponding
to the at least one first key comprised in the second key,

wherein a size of each of the second keys is equivalent to the factor, each second key and the corresponding second value
form a second key-value pair and the second key-value pairs form a second key-value set.

US Pat. No. 9,336,104

KEYBOARD TESTING MACHINE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A keyboard testing machine for testing a keyboard of an electronic apparatus being carried on a conveyer, the keyboard
testing machine comprising:
a rack adjacent to the conveyer, wherein the rack has a first track located over the conveyer;
a fixing base operatively connected to the rack and located over the conveyer;
a pressing module located over the keyboard and comprising:
a drive shaft rotatably disposed on the fixing base;
a rotating member sleeved onto the drive shaft and having a cam portion; and
a pressing assembly operatively connected to the fixing base and the cam portion;
a first sliding base operatively connected to the fixing base and slidably disposed on the first track, so as to drive the
fixing base to move relative to the first track; and

a vertically moving module disposed on the first sliding base and connected to the fixing base, so as to drive the fixing
base to vertically move relative to the first sliding base,

wherein when the drive shaft rotates together with the rotating member, the cam portion drives the pressing assembly to linearly
move relative to the fixing base, so as to make the pressing assembly cyclically press the keyboard.

US Pat. No. 9,335,411

FORWARD FACING SENSING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A forward facing sensing system for a vehicle, the vehicle having a windshield, said forward facing sensing system comprising:
a radar sensor device disposed within an interior cabin of a vehicle equipped with said forward facing sensing system, and
wherein said radar sensor device has a sensing direction forward of the equipped vehicle;

wherein said radar sensor device comprises an array antenna;
wherein said radar sensor device transmits at a frequency of at least 20 GHz;
an image sensor disposed within the interior cabin of the equipped vehicle behind the vehicle windshield and wherein said
image sensor views forward of the equipped vehicle through the vehicle windshield;

wherein said image sensor comprises a pixelated imaging array sensor comprising a plurality of photo-sensing pixels;
a control comprising an image processor, said image processor operable to analyze image data captured by said image sensor
in order to, at least in part, detect an object present forward of the equipped vehicle in its direction of forward travel;

wherein said image processor comprises an image processing chip that processes image data captured by said image sensor utilizing
object detection software;

wherein said control, responsive at least in part to processing of captured image data by said image processor and to sensing
by said radar sensor, determines that a potentially hazardous condition may exist in the path of forward travel of the equipped
vehicle, and wherein said potentially hazardous condition comprises at least one of (i) a pedestrian in the path of forward
travel of the equipped vehicle and (ii) a deer in the path of forward travel of the equipped vehicle;

wherein said radar sensor device and said image sensor collaborate in a way that enhances determination of existence of the
potentially hazardous condition in the path of forward travel of the equipped vehicle;

wherein said radar sensor device and said image sensor share, at least in part, common circuitry;
wherein said radar sensor device and said image sensor are housed in a self-contained unit disposed behind and attached at
the vehicle windshield of the equipped vehicle, and wherein said self-contained unit mounts at the vehicle windshield of the
equipped vehicle and is removable therefrom as a unit for at least one of service and replacement; and

wherein said control at least in part controls an adaptive cruise control system of the equipped vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,334,723

METHODS FOR GEOSTEERING A DRILL BIT IN REAL TIME USING SURFACE ACOUSTIC SIGNALS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A method for steering a drill bit within a pay zone in a lateral well, the method comprising:
receiving acoustic signature data from an acoustic signal analyzing apparatus, wherein the acoustic signature data comprises
an amplitude spectrum and one or more acoustic characteristics evaluated from an acoustic signal provided by a sensor attached
to one of a drive shaft and a packing box of a drill rig, and generated in real-time as a result of rotational contact of
the drill bit with encountered rock in the lateral well during drilling;

comparing the received real-time acoustic signature data to predetermined acoustic signatures determined for a plurality of
rock samples;

identifying a lithology type of the rock being encountered by the drill bit based on the comparison; and
steering the drill bit in a predefined direction, in real-time, based on the identified lithology type of the rock, for maintaining
the drill bit within the pay zone of the lateral well.

US Pat. No. 9,334,561

COATED CUTTING TOOL

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A coated cutting tool comprising:
a substrate; and
a multilayered (Ti,Al)N coating, wherein the coating includes three zones: a first zone (A) closest to the substrate, a second
zone (B) adjacent to the first zone and a third outermost zone (C) the second and third zones B and C each having a multilayered
aperiodic structure of alternating individual (Ti,Al)N layers X and Y, wherein an individual layer X has a composition with
a higher Ti-content than an individual layer Y, the individual layer X having a composition of TiaAl1-aN, where 70 of zone C and zone B is between 1.3 and 2.2 and where zzone C>Zzone B, where z is the average composition for each zone of the ratio z=Ti/Al.

US Pat. No. 9,333,960

VEHICLE BRAKING CONTROL DEVICE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Kariya...

1. A vehicle braking control device adapted to a vehicle brake device having an electromagnetic valve disposed between a master
cylinder and a wheel cylinder for controlling brake fluid flow therebetween in response to an input electric energy, comprising:
a pressure differential control portion for generating a predetermined pressure differential between a master cylinder side
and a wheel cylinder side with respect to the electromagnetic valve;

a valve opening electric energy obtaining portion for obtaining the input electric energy upon opening of the electromagnetic
valve as a valve opening electric energy, by changing the input electric energy towards an opening side of the electromagnetic
valve with time, under the predetermined pressure differential being generated by the pressure differential control portion,
after the input electric energy has been changed to close the electromagnetic valve; and

an operation characteristic setting portion for setting an operation characteristic which is a relationship between the input
electric energy to the electromagnetic valve and the predetermined pressure differential between the master cylinder side
and the wheel cylinder side with respect to the electromagnetic valve based on the valve opening electric energy obtained
by the valve opening electric energy obtaining portion corresponding to the predetermined pressure differential; wherein,
the valve opening electric energy obtaining portion changes the input electric energy at a valve closing side or a valve opening
side of the electromagnetic valve with an input electric energy change amount per unit of time at the valve closing side or
the valve opening side which is larger than the input electric energy change amount per unit of time at the valve closing
side or the valve opening side before the time of opening of the electromagnetic valve upon obtaining of the valve opening
electric energy, wherein

the operation characteristic setting portion sets the operation characteristic of the electromagnetic valve based on a first
valve opening electric energy which is the valve opening electric energy obtained by the valve opening electric energy obtaining
portion corresponding to a predetermined first pressure differential generated by the pressure differential control portion
and a second valve opening electric energy which is the valve opening electric energy obtained by the valve opening electric
energy obtaining portion corresponding to a predetermined second pressure differential different which is different from the
first pressure differential generated by the pressure differential control portion; and wherein,

the valve opening electric energy obtaining portion obtains the input electric energy at the time of opening of the electromagnetic
valve as the second valve opening electric energy by changing the input electric energy to the valve opening side with a first
input electric energy change amount per unit of time after changing the input electric energy to the valve opening side for
the electromagnetic valve with a second input electric energy change amount per unit of time to a predetermined value where
the electromagnetic valve corresponding to the first valve opening electric energy is not opened upon obtaining the second
valve opening electric energy of the same electromagnetic valve, after obtaining the first valve opening electric energy of
the electromagnetic valve, the first input electric energy change amount per unit time being smaller than the second input
electric energy change amount per unit time.

US Pat. No. 9,338,929

JUNCTION BOX FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A junction box for a vehicle, comprising:
at least one printed circuit board including a metal core;
a heat transfer member formed at an edge of the printed circuit board; and
a case in which at least one printed circuit board is disposed,
wherein the heat transfer member contacts the inner surface of the case.

US Pat. No. 9,338,639

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTING WITH PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

HTC CORPORATION, Taoyuan...

1. A system comprising:
a portable electronic device;
a cover sized and shaped for removable attachment to the portable electronic device, the cover having a movable component
attached to an exterior thereof;

a first antenna disposed on the cover and movable between a first position and a second position; and
a first wireless controller coupled to the first antenna and disposed on the cover and configured to provide a first data
via the first antenna to be wirelessly received by the portable electronic device for triggering a function of the portable
electronic device, the first antenna and the first wireless controller are carried by the movable component to either the
first position or the second position;

wherein the portable electronic device comprises a second wireless controller, a processing unit coupled to the second wireless
controller for triggering the function of the portable electronic device when the second wireless controller wirelessly receives
the first data, a second antenna coupled to the second wireless controller, and a sensor coupled to the processing unit; and

wherein the moveable component has a first end and a second end, the first wireless controller and the first antenna are disposed
at the first end, when the moveable component is moved to a first position, the second wireless controller receives the first
data via the second antenna from the first antenna, and when the moveable component is moved to a second position, the wireless
controller does not receive the first data via the second antenna from the first antenna, and the second end of the moveable
component is configured to block light entering the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,338,352

IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method of stabilizing a sequence of infrared (IR) images captured using an infrared (IR) imaging system, using a processor
comprised in said IR imaging system, wherein the processor is adapted to process IR image data, the method comprising:
for each of a first and a second IR image:
i) identifying, by said processor, pixels comprising edge information;
ii) generating, by said processor, an edge map, wherein the pixels identified as comprising edge information are assigned
first pixel values that differ from second pixel values for the remaining pixels, and wherein the generating of an edge map
further comprises applying one or more threshold values to the first and second IR images, respectively; and

iii) generating, by said processor, a data collection representing the distribution of the first and/or second pixel values
in the edge map;

thus resulting in a first data collection representing the distribution of the first and/or second pixel values in the first
edge map, and a second data collection representing the distribution of the first and/or second pixel values in the second
edge map;

comparing, by said processor, the first data collection to the second data collection;
determining, by said processor, the displacement between said first and second IR images based on the comparison between the
first and second data collections;

shifting, by said processor, the second IR image based on the determined displacement, thereby achieving stabilization of
the second IR image to the IR first image; and

providing, by said processor, a feedback control loop adapted to optimize said one or more threshold values that are to be
applied to the second IR image, in order to obtain an optimized number of, or an optimized amount of, pixels in the second
IR image that will be identified as comprising edge information.

US Pat. No. 9,338,284

REDUCTION IN NETWORK CONGESTION

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a telephony connection request at a location in a telephony network, the telephony connection request directed toward
an intended recipient;

determining addressing information regarding the intended recipient;
determining a status characteristic of the intended recipient based on the addressing information, wherein said status characteristic
is based on active network registration;

determining a connection request type of the intended recipient based on the addressing information and the telephony connection
request;

determining a connection compatibility to predict whether the connection request type is compatible with the intended recipient;
and

based on the status characteristic and the connection compatibility, determining whether the intended recipient would successfully
receive the telephony connection request if the telephony connection request was forwarded to the intended recipient.

US Pat. No. 9,337,399

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:
a light-emitting element which emits ultraviolet light or short-wavelength visible light;
a first phosphor which is excited by the ultraviolet light or the short-wavelength visible light to emit visible light; and
a second phosphor which is excited by the ultraviolet light or the short-wavelength visible light to emit visible light of
a color different from that of the visible light emitted from the first phosphor,

the light-emitting device being configured to produce a mixed color by mixing light beams from the respective phosphors and
configured to emit light with a color temperature of 3,200 K or less, wherein

the first phosphor has the general formula (M2x,M3y,M4z)mM1O3X(2/n), wherein M1 represents at least one element including at least Si and selected from the group consisting of Si, Ge, Ti, Zr, and Sn, M2 represents at least one element including at least Ca and selected from the group consisting of Ca, Mg, Cd, Co, and Zn, M3 represents at least one element including at least Sr and selected from the group consisting of Sr, Ra, Ba, and Pb, X represents
at least one halogen element, M4 represents at least one element including at least Eu2+ and selected from the group consisting of rare-earth elements and Mn, m is in the range 1?m?4/3, n is in the range 5?n?7,
and x, y, and z are each in such a range as to satisfy x+y+z=1, 0.45?x?0.8, 0.05?y?0.45, and 0.03?z?0.35.

US Pat. No. 9,337,380

METHOD FOR FABRICATING HETEROJUNCTION INTERDIGITATED BACK CONTACT PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method of forming on a substrate a patterned n+ a-Si:H layer and a patterned p+ a-Si:H layer, the patterned n+ a-Si:H layer and the patterned p+ a-Si:H layer being interdigitated and electrically isolated from each other, the method comprising:
forming a patterned p+ a-Si:H layer on the substrate, the patterned p+ a-Si:H layer covering first regions of the substrate surface and leaving second regions of the substrate surface exposed;

depositing a first intrinsic a-Si:H layer on the substrate;
depositing an n+ a-Si:H layer on the first intrinsic a-Si:H layer;

providing a patterned masking layer covering the n+ a-Si:H layer at least in the second regions; and

selectively removing the n+ a-Si:H layer and the first intrinsic a-Si:H layer in regions not covered by the masking layer and stopping at an underlying
portion of the p+ a-Si:H layer without removing a substantial amount of the underlying portion of the p+ a-Si:H layer,

wherein selectively removing the n+ a-Si:H layer and the first intrinsic a-Si:H layer comprises etching in a solution comprising a diluted tetramethylammonium
hydroxide (TMAH) solution.

US Pat. No. 9,337,273

GRAPHENE-BASED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

IMEC, Leuven (BE)

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a bilayer graphene comprising a first graphene layer adjacent to and in contact with a second graphene layer;
a first electrically insulating layer contacting the first graphene layer, the first electrically insulating layer comprising:
a first electrically insulating material, and
a first dopant providing either n-type doping or p-type doping in the first graphene layer,
wherein the first dopant is dispersed within in the first electrically insulating material; and
an electrically insulating region contacting the second graphene layer, the electrically insulating region comprising:
a second electrically insulating material, and
a second dopant providing, in the second graphene layer, doping of a type opposite to the type of doping provided by the first
dopant.

US Pat. No. 9,335,680

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING FIXING DEVICE THAT RESPONDS TO REQUEST WHEN USING DECOLORABLE INK

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a first electrographic image forming unit configured to form a first image on a first recording medium with a first material
that is thermally non-decolorable;

a second electrographic image forming unit configured to form a second image on a second recording medium with a second material
that is thermally decolorable; and

a fixing unit which is on a common carrying path shared by the first recording medium and the second recording medium, which
is configured to fix the first image to the first recording medium and to fix the second image to the second recording medium;

wherein a temperature of the fixing unit for fixing the first image and a temperature of the fixing unit for fixing the second
image are lower than a decolorizing temperature of the second material.

US Pat. No. 9,334,420

DECORATED SHEET AND DECORATED RESIN MOLDED ARTICLE USING SAME

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A decorative sheet comprising a surface protection layer and a substrate, the surface protection layer being provided on
the substrate, wherein the surface protection layer consists of a cured material of an ionizing radiation curable resin composition
comprising a urethane(meth)acrylate with a polycarbonate skeleton (A) and a multi-functional (meth)acrylate (B) in a mass
ratio ((A)/(B)) of (98/2)-(70/30), wherein the urethane(meth)acrylate with a polycarbonate skeleton (A) has a weight-average
molecular weight of more than 2,000, whereby the surface protection layer has properties of damage resistance and three-dimensional
moldability.
US Pat. No. 9,333,179

AMPHIPHILIC COMPOUND ASSISTED NANOPARTICLES FOR TARGETED DELIVERY

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A nanoparticle comprising:
a first covalent conjugate having the following formula: lipid—hydrophilic polymer—targeting moiety;
a second covalent conjugate having the following formula: lipid—hydrophilic polymer;
wherein the hydrophilic polymer of the first and second conjugates is a poly(ethylene glycol) polymer;
a hydrophobic core comprising a polyester and an agent selected from the group consisting of a therapeutic agent, a diagnostic
agent, and a prophylactic agent;

an amphiphilic layer around the hydrophobic core, the layer comprising at least three amphiphilic components,
wherein a first amphiphilic component of the layer is a phospholipid, and
wherein a second amphiphilic component and a third amphiphilic component of the layer are the lipid portions of the first
and second covalent conjugates;

a hydrophilic outer layer comprising the hydrophilic polymer—targeting moiety portion of the first covalent conjugate and
the hydrophilic polymer portion of the second covalent conjugate;

wherein the weight ratio of the amphiphilic components of the amphiphilic layer to the polyester is about 0.05 to 0.34; and
wherein the diameter of the nanoparticle is between about 40 and 500 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 9,338,383

METHOD FOR DRIVING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE INCLUDING STARTING/ENDING A RESET OPERATION ON PIXELS ARRANGED IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL ARRAY

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for driving a solid-state imaging device including pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array of m columns in
a horizontal scanning direction and n rows in a vertical scanning direction, where n is an integer no less than 2 and m is
a natural number, wherein each of the pixels includes (i) a photoelectric converting unit which includes a photoelectric film,
(ii) a charge accumulation unit which accumulates signal charges output from the photoelectric conversion unit, (iii) a selection
transistor which reads out pixel signals associated with fluctuation in an amount of accumulated signal charges, and (iv)
a reset transistor which starts or ends a reset operation to reset the signal charges in the charge accumulating unit, the
method comprising:
reading out pixel signals of the pixels sequentially from a first row to an n-th row in one frame; and
ending a reset operation on pixels in an i-th row among the pixels when (i) a reset operation on pixels in an (i+1)-th row
among the pixels is in progress or (ii) time elapsed from when the reset operation on the pixels in the (i+1)-th row is ended
is less than one-frame capturing time, where i is an integer no less than 1 and no greater than (n?1),

wherein the method further comprises, in the following order, (i) in an L-th frame, reading out pixel signals in the (i+1)-th
row, (ii) in an (L+1)-th frame immediately following the L-th frame, starting the reset operation on the (i+1)-th row, (iii)
in the (L+1)-th frame, starting the reset operation on the i-th row, (iv) in the (L+1)-th frame, ending the reset operation
on the i-th row, and (v) in the (L+1)-th frame, reading out pixel signals in the i-th row, where L is a natural number.

US Pat. No. 9,337,220

SOLAR BLIND ULTRA VIOLET (UV) DETECTOR AND FABRICATION METHODS OF THE SAME

ZENA TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A device comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of pixels;
a plurality of nanowires in each of the plurality of pixel, the nanowires comprising silicon;
wherein the plurality of nanowires are configured to detect a UV emitting source without interference from solar radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,334,048

ELASTOMERIC BEARING HAVING TAPERED LAYERS

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A rotor hub for an aircraft, the rotor hub comprising:
a yoke;
a rotor mast; and
a hub spring assembly, comprising:
an upper outer member;
an upper inner member; and
an upper spring member having a plurality of elastomeric layers and shim layers sandwiched between the upper outer member
and the upper inner member, the shim layers being tapered such that a thickness of each shim layer is smaller at a side portion
as compared to the thickness at a center portion;

wherein the shim layers are shaped with an arc taper such that the most interior portions of the shim layers and the most
exterior portions of the shim layers have smaller thickness as compared to a center portion of the shim layers.

US Pat. No. 9,338,301

DIGITAL LINKING OF MULTIPLE MICROPHONE SYSTEMS

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system for managing microphone signals, comprising:
a plurality of auto mixers each for managing a plurality of microphone signals, each microphone signal corresponding to a
microphone, each auto mixer providing a digital output signal;

a plurality of inter mixer arbitrators each coupled to and receiving the digital output signal from at least one auto mixer
for arbitrating the plurality of microphone signals; and

a digital bus for transmitting the plurality of microphone signals between the plurality of inter mixer arbitrators.

US Pat. No. 9,337,792

TRIMMING GAIN AND CMMR IN DIFFERENCE AMPLIFIER

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A multistage amplifier comprising:
a multistage amplifier circuit that has multiple transconductance input stages, each of which has differential inputs and
an adjustable tail current input that controls the amount of the transconductance of the input stage;

a resistive voltage divider network that controls the closed loop gain of the multistage amplifier circuit and that comprises
multiple resistors that provide different voltage divider ratios at different points, each point being connected to one of
the transconductance input stages,

wherein adjustment of tail currents at the tail current inputs controls the degree to which each point affects the closed
loop gain of the multistage amplifier, and

at least one of the following lettered limitations:
A. an adjustable tail current generator circuit that generates the tail currents in an adjustable manner, wherein the sum
of the transconductances of the input stages remains substantially the same, notwithstanding adjustments to the adjustable
tail currents by the adjustable tail current generator circuit, and wherein the adjustable tail current generator circuit
includes at least one differential pair of transistors; or

B. wherein the multistage amplifier is a difference amplifier; wherein adjustment of the tail currents at the tail current
inputs also simultaneously controls the common mode rejection ratio of the difference amplifier; wherein adjustment of the
tail currents at the tail current inputs also controls the gain of the difference amplifier; wherein the differential inputs
of each of the transconductance input stages are connected to each of the sets of three resistors; and the first set of resistors
provides a feedback path in the difference amplifier; and one of the following parenthetically numbered limitations:

(1) the second of the set of resistors provides a feed forward path in the difference amplifier; the first set of resistors
has a first, second, and third resistor, the first resistor being connected at one end to a negative input of the difference
amplifier and at the other end to one end of the second resistor, the other end of the second resistor being connected to
one end of the third resistor, and the other end of the third resistor being connected to an output of the difference amplifier;
the second set of resistors has a fourth, fifth, and sixth resistor, the fourth resistor being connected at one end to a positive
input of the difference amplifier and at the other end to one end of the fifth resistor, the other end of the fifth resistor
being connected to one end of the sixth resistor, and the other end of the sixth resistor being connected to a reference voltage;
one of the differential inputs to a first of the transconductance input stages is connected to the junction between the first
and the second resistors; the other differential input to the first of the transconductance input stages is connected to the
junction between the fifth and the sixth resistors; one of the differential inputs to a second of the transconductance input
stages is connected to the junction between the second and the third resistors; and the other differential input to the second
of the transconductance input stages is connected to the junction between the fourth and the fifth resistors; or

(2) the first set of resistors has a first, second, third, and fourth resistor, the first resistor being connected at one
end to a negative input of the difference amplifier and at the other end to one end of the second resistor, the other end
of the second resistor being connected to one end of the third resistor, the other end of the third resistor being connected
to one end of the fourth resistor, the other end of the fourth resistor being connected to an output of the difference amplifier;
the second set of resistors has a fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth resistor, the fifth resistor being connected at one end
to a positive input of the difference amplifier and at the other end to one end of the sixth resistor, the other end of the
sixth resistor being connected to one end of the seventh resistor, the other end of the seventh resistor being connected to
one end of the eighth resistor, the other end of the eighth resistor being connected to a reference voltage; one of the differential
inputs to a first of the transconductance input stages is connected to the junction between the first and the second resistors;
the other differential input to the first of the transconductance input stages is connected to the junction between the sixth
and the seventh resistors; one of the differential inputs to a second of the transconductance input stages is connected to
the junction between the third and the fourth resistors; the other differential input to the second of the transconductance
input stages is connected to the junction between the sixth and the seventh resistors; one of the differential inputs to a
third of the transconductance input stages is connected to the junction between the second and the third resistors; the other
differential input to the third of the transconductance input stages is connected to the junction between the seventh and
eighth resistors; one of the differential inputs to a fourth of the transconductance input stages is connected to the junction
between the second and the third resistors; and the other differential input to the fourth of the transconductance input stages
is connected to the junction between the fifth and the sixth resistors; or

C. the multistage amplifier is a single-ended input amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,336,921

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 60 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,335,464

EDGE-LIT LIGHT FIXTURE

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. An edge-lit light fixture, comprising:
a first edge-lit light guide panel having a first light guide;
a second edge-lit light guide panel having a second light guide; and
a center spine having a protrusion, wherein the first edge-lit light guide panel and the second edge-lit light guide panel
are positioned on opposite sides of the protrusion, wherein the protrusion separates a narrow edge of the first light guide
from a narrow edge of the second light guide, and wherein a portion of the protrusion is positioned below the first light
guide and the second light guide;

wherein the center spine includes an upper segment having a cavity, wherein the upper segment is attached to the protrusion,
and wherein the upper segment is positioned above the first light guide and the second light guide; and

wherein the cavity is sized to accommodate a driver therein, the driver to provide power to a light source of the edge-lite
light fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,336,943

TRANSFORMER

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A transformer, comprising:
a magnetic core having an axial direction and a radial direction;
a primary winding comprising a plurality of winding sections and at least one connecting section, the plurality of winding
sections being arranged along the axial direction of the magnetic core, the connecting section being connected between the
two adjacent winding sections, each of the winding sections comprising a plurality of primary winding layers and a plurality
of pull-out portions, the primary winding layers surrounding the magnetic core and arranged along the radial direction of
the magnetic core, each of the pull-out portions connecting two of the primary winding layers adjacent to said each of the
pull-out portions, part of normal projections of the primary winding layers on a surface of the magnetic core being located
between normal projections of the pull-out portions on the surface of the magnetic core; and

a plurality of secondary windings surrounding the primary winding and arranged along the axial direction of the magnetic core,
the secondary windings being insulated from each other;

wherein adjacent two of the winding sections define a first gap, adjacent two of the secondary windings define a second gap,
a size of the first gap or a number of the winding sections is determined based on a short-circuit impedance required by the
secondary windings, and a size of the second gap or a number of the secondary windings is determined based on the short-circuit
impedance required by the secondary windings.

US Pat. No. 9,336,705

SELF-LUMINOUS DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD OF SELF-LUMINOUS DISPLAY DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Joled Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device comprising:
a screen on which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix, each pixel of the plurality of pixels including a light
emitting element which emits light in accordance with a current amount; and

a display controller that generates a luminance map, wherein the display controller is configured to:
generate, based on luminance data from a video signal, data relating to a luminance amount accumulated in a unit of a first
block in a target region for luminance control in the screen on which the plurality of pixels are arranged,

sample the data relating to the luminance amount in the target region in a unit of a second block, wherein the second block
is larger than the first block, and

generate data for luminance control in the target region by scaling the data sampled in the unit of the first block.

US Pat. No. 9,336,245

SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT STATISTICS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, over a period of time, a plurality of records from a plurality of sources;
as the records are received during the period of time, matching at least some records from different sources with each other
to create a best record of the at least some records;

determining, by computer processor of a master data management statistics platform, a statistics window within the period
of time;

calculating at least one master data management statistics value based on the master data management that was performed during
the statistics window; and

displaying a dashboard display associated with the calculated master data management statistics value, the dashboard display
including a consume information area indicating a number of best records retrieved by other applications.

US Pat. No. 9,336,215

TABLE FORMAT FOR MAP REDUCE SYSTEM

MapR Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer implemented method for column-oriented access to data in a distributed and fault tolerant manner, comprising:
providing a data store into which data is inserted, and from which data is retrieved, randomly or sequentially, at high rates
by:

decomposing a table progressively into tablets and partitions by:
recursively dividing said table's key space;
wherein said table contains tablets, each of which is assigned a particular range of possible keys;
wherein each tablet contains partitions for key sub-ranges;
wherein each partition or portion of a partition has a single actively updated bucket;
wherein there is one bucket for each sub-sub-range of key values; and
wherein once a bucket gets to a limited size, a new bucket is allocated and the previous bucket is spilled;
at a highest level, distributing operations on tablets to different nodes;
at lower levels, using different threads to handle operations on individual partitions or portions of partitions;
decomposing large-scale restructuring operations into operations on individual partitions or portions of partitions; and
using redirection links to allow accesses and updates to proceed during restructuring;
wherein restructuring at the tablet level is accomplished without a gap in service.

US Pat. No. 9,335,470

OPTO-ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

5. An opto-electronic circuit board, comprising:
a circuit substrate comprising:
a first circuit layer;
a first cavity disposed on the first circuit layer;
a second cavity disposed on the first circuit layer and at a side of the first cavity; and
a third cavity disposed on the first circuit layer and at a side of the first cavity opposite the second cavity;
a waveguide disposed in the first cavity and comprising:
a base disposed on the first circuit layer;
a bottom cladding layer disposed on the base;
a top cladding layer disposed on the bottom cladding layer; and
a core layer which is clad between the bottom cladding layer and the top cladding layer;
an emitting component disposed in the second cavity, wherein the emitting component comprises:
a first inserting portion inserting into the second cavity;
a first light-guide hole aligning with the core layer of the waveguide;
a first conductive layer disposed on a surface of the emitting component and opposite the waveguide with connecting to the
first circuit layer; and

a light emitter disposed on the first circuit layer, wherein the light emitter provides an optic signal aligning with the
first light-guide such that the optic signal enters to the core layer through the first light-guide hole; and

a receiving component disposed in the third cavity, wherein the receiving component comprises:
a second inserting portion inserting into the third cavity;
a second light-guide hole aligning with the core layer of the waveguide;
a second conductive layer disposed on a surface of the receiving component and opposite the waveguide with connecting to the
first circuit layer; and

a light receiver disposed on the second conductive layer and aligning with the second light-guide hole for receiving the optic
signal, wherein the optic signal passes through the core layer and enters the light receiver via the second light-guide hole.

US Pat. No. 9,334,920

HYBRID FLUID ELASTOMERIC DAMPER

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A system, comprising:
a damper, having:
a housing forming a fluidly sealed cavity; and
a fluid disposed within the cavity and configured to change fluid properties as electrical energy is induced;
a piston elastically attached to an inner surface of the housing;
a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber positioned within the housing and position at opposing ends of the piston;
a fluid passage ending through the piston and in fluid communication with the first chamber and the second chamber;
wherein fluid channeled between the first chamber and the second chamber travel solely through the fluid passage;
a plurality of coils positioned within the second chambers and configured to provide electrical energy to the fluid; and
a control subsystem operably associated with the electrical subsystem and configured to regulate the electrical energy induced
into the fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,333,563

DRILLING WORK CONTROL METHOD AND DRILLING WORK DEVICE

SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED, ...

1. A drilling work control method by a drilling work device including a control system controlling drive systems that make
a workpiece and a tool that forms a hole in the workpiece execute relative rotating motion and relative feeding motion therebetween,
the workpiece includes forming areas of a predetermined number that is a plurality divided by being formed of materials of
different qualities, the tool forms the hole over two or more working object layers, the drilling work control method comprising:
detecting a load torque applied to the tool;
determining a working start of drilling work for the workpiece;
determining two or more forming areas respectively in order of drilling work as two or more working object layers arrayed
in a feeding direction that is a direction of the feeding motion based on a times of occurrence of variation of the load torque
by a predetermined variation coefficient or more after the working start and a layout of the working object layers of the
workpiece preset in the control system;

deciding a spindle speed of a rotating motion and feeding speed of the feeding motion corresponding to materials forming the
working object layers that are determined;

determining that a working object layer of the working object layers is a working finishing layer, determining that the load
torque has reduced by a predetermined reduction rate or more, and determining that the tool is at an immediately before penetration
position that is immediately before penetrating the workpiece in the working finishing layer by sensing that a load torque
reduction is the predetermined reduction rate or more in the working finishing layer,

controlling the drive systems so that the tool moves forward at a slower speed from the immediately before penetration position
to a working finishing position; and

detecting the working finishing position where the tool penetrates the workpiece and finishes drilling work, and making the
feeding speed a slow feeding speed that is slower than a working feeding speed in the working finishing layer.

US Pat. No. 9,333,445

DENSITY PHASE SEPARATION DEVICE

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A mechanical separator comprising:
a float having a first portion and a second portion;
a ballast circumferentially disposed about a section of the float and longitudinally moveable with respect to the float; and
a deformable bellows defining an open passageway extending between a first end of the deformable bellows and a second end
of the deformable bellows, the ballast engaged with the deformable bellows between the first end and the second end, and at
least a portion of the float transitionable from a restraint position to a sealed position through the first end of the deformable
bellows,

wherein the first end of the deformable bellows engages the float to maintain the float in the sealed position, and
wherein the first portion of the float is positioned within the interior of the deformable bellows in the restraint position,
and at least a portion of the first portion of the float is positioned through the open passageway of the deformable bellows
in the sealed position.

US Pat. No. 9,337,744

EFFICIENT INRUSH CURRENT CONTROL IN POWER FACTOR CORRECTED AC-TO-DC CONVERTER

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

11. An AC-to-DC converter circuit comprising:
a full bridge rectifier having a first AC input terminal, a second AC input terminal, a first output terminal, and a second
output terminal;

an inductor;
a storage capacitor;
a switch; and
a microcontroller that controls the switch in a capacitor pre-charge mode of operation of the AC-to-DC converter circuit,
wherein the microcontroller identifies a sequence of switch turn on time values and uses the turn on time values to turn on
and off the switch such that a sequence of pulses of charging current flows in a current path through the storage capacitor
and charges the storage capacitor in multiple charging steps, wherein there is at most one pulse of charging current that
flows for each time that the switch is turned on in the pre-charge operation, wherein the current path extends from the first
output terminal of the full bridge rectifier, then through the inductor, then through the storage capacitor, then through
the switch, and to the second output terminal of the full bridge rectifier, wherein each pulse of charging current of the
sequence of pulses has the same approximate peak current magnitude, wherein the microcontroller is coupled to measure a voltage
on the storage capacitor and measures the voltage in a Power Factor Correction (PFC) mode of operation of the AC-to-DC converter
circuit but wherein the microcontroller does not measure the voltage on the storage capacitor and use information from that
measurement in the pre-charge mode of operation to determine when to turn the switch on at any time between the time of the
first pulse of charging current of the sequence and the time of the last pulse of charging current of the sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,337,397

RADIATION-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A radiation-emitting semiconductor device comprising:
a housing body having a chip mounting area;
a chip connection region;
a radiation-emitting semiconductor chip;
a wire connection region;
a wire electrically conductively connecting the wire connection region to the radiation-emitting semiconductor chip; and
a light-absorbing material,
wherein
the chip connection region and the wire connection region are arranged at the chip mounting area,
the radiation-emitting semiconductor chip is fixed to the chip connection region,
the chip connection region is covered with the light-absorbing material at selected locations at which said chip connection
region is not covered by the radiation-emitting semiconductor chip,

the wire connection region is covered with the light-absorbing material at selected locations at which it is not covered by
the wire,

the radiation-emitting semiconductor chip is free of the light-absorbing material in selected locations,
the chip mounting area is free of the light-absorbing material in selected locations, and
the housing body and the light-absorbing material are the same color.

US Pat. No. 9,334,460

RING OPENING CROSS METATHESIS OF VINYL TERMINATED POLYMERS AND THEIR FUNCTIONALIZED DERIVATIVES FOR FOULING MITIGATION IN HYDROCARBON REFINING PROCESSES

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for reducing fouling in a hydrocarbon refining process comprising
providing a crude hydrocarbon for a refining process; and
adding an additive to the crude hydrocarbon, the additive being represented by:

wherein R1 is a branched or straight-chained C10-C800 alkyl or alkenyl group;

y is an integer between 1 to 20 inclusive;
m is an integer between 0 and 10 inclusive;
a and b are C—C bonds in cis-configuration with respect to each other and in either cis- or trans-configuration with respect
to bond c;

R2 and R3 are each independently a C1-C4 branched or straight chained alkylene group;

R31 is hydrogen or —R8-R9, wherein either (a) R8 is C1-C4 branched or straight chained alkylene group, and R9 is

wherein R91 is a branched or straight-chained C10-C800 alkyl or alkenyl group, the asterisk (*) indicates a connecting point with R8, d and e are C—C bonds in cis-configuration with respect to each other and in either cis- or trans-configuration with respect
to bond f, and z is an integer between 1 to 20 inclusive; or (b) R8 and R9 together are a C1-C4 branched or straight chained alkyl group optionally substituted with one or more amine groups; and wherein the —N(R31)—R3— repeat unit is optionally interrupted in one or more places by a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic cycloalkyl group;
wherein R4 and R5 are each independently selected from (a) hydrogen, (b) —R6-R7, wherein R6 is C1-C4 branched or straight chained alkylene group, and R7 is

wherein R71 is a branched or straight-chained C10-C800 alkyl or alkenyl group, the asterisk (*) indicates a connecting point with R6, g and h are C—C bonds in cis-configuration with respect to each other and in either cis- or trans-configuration with respect
to bond j, and q is an integer between 1 to 20 inclusive; or (c) a bond connected to R31 in the m-th —N(R31)—R3— repeat unit.

US Pat. No. 9,334,451

HIGH QUALITY MIDDLE DISTILLATE PRODUCTION PROCESS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for producing reduced aromatic hydrocarbon products comprising:
a. hydrocracking a hydrocarbon feedstock in a hydrocracking zone;
b. passing a hydrocracked effluent from the hydrocracking zone to a fractionator and recovering a light fraction, a middle
fraction containing aromatic compounds and a heavy fraction from the fractionator, wherein the middle fraction includes hydrocarbons
having nominal boiling points in the range of 180-370° C.;

c. recycling the heavy fraction to the hydrocracking zone for further hydrocracking;
d. passing the middle fraction to an aromatic separation zone;
e. recovering a product stream from the aromatic separation zone comprising a middle fraction having a reduced content of
aromatic compounds compared to the middle fraction recovered from the fractionator; and

f. recycling aromatics from the aromatic separation zone to the hydrocracking zone for further hydrogenation and cracking.

US Pat. No. 9,333,584

MODIFIED PHASE SHIFTED GATE DRIVE

Lincoln Global, Inc., Ci...

1. A power source for an electric arc welder comprising:
inverter means having a primary circuit and a secondary circuit, where said primary circuit has four switches and is capable
of alternately creating primary voltage pulses to induce secondary voltage pulses in said secondary circuit, and where said
secondary circuit includes an output circuit capable of being connected to an output welding circuit;

means for turning on a first switch and a second switch of said primary circuit to establish a fixed phase shift between a
first resultant output pulse of said first switch and a second resultant output pulse of said second switch;

means for turning off said first switch and said second switch subsequent to a minimum on-time of each of said first and second
switches being achieved;

means for turning on a third switch and a fourth switch of said primary circuit to establish said fixed phase shift between
a third resultant output pulse of said third switch and a fourth resultant output pulse of said fourth switch; and

means for turning off said third switch and said fourth switch subsequent to a minimum on-time of each of said third and fourth
switches being achieved.

US Pat. No. 9,338,834

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MICROWAVE-RADIATION ANNEALING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for annealing a semiconductor structure using microwave radiation, the semiconductor structure including a top
portion and a bottom portion, the method comprising:
providing a semiconductor structure;
providing one or more energy-converting materials capable of increasing the semiconductor structure's absorption of microwave
radiation;

applying microwave radiation to the energy-converting materials and the semiconductor structure to anneal the semiconductor
structure for fabricating semiconductor devices;

detecting first local temperatures associated with one or more first zones of the semiconductor structure, wherein the first
zones are disposed in the top portion;

adjusting the microwave radiation applied to the energy-converting materials and the semiconductor structure based at least
in part on the detected first local temperatures;

detecting second local temperatures associated with one or more second zones of the semiconductor structure, wherein the second
zones are disposed in the bottom portion; and

adjusting the microwave radiation applied to the energy-converting material and the semiconductor structure based at least
in part on the detected second local temperatures.

US Pat. No. 9,334,511

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BASIC SUBSTANCE

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A method for producing a basic amino acid by fermentation comprising culturing a microorganism having an ability to produce
the basic amino acid in a liquid medium contained in a fermentation tank to produce and accumulate the basic amino acid in
the medium;
wherein the amount of sulfate and/or chloride ions used as counter ions of the basic amino acid is reduced by adjusting the
total ammonia concentration in the medium to be 300 mM or lower during at least a part of the total period of the culture
process including a period where the pH of the medium increases due to shortage of the counter ions caused by accumulation
of the objective basic amino acid;

wherein the total ammonia concentration in the medium is adjusted by adding ammonia or urea to the medium when an activity
of the microorganism is reduced or ceases as determined based on the indicators: dissolved oxygen concentration in the medium,
consumption rate of carbon source in the medium, turbidity of the medium, productivity of the basic amino acid, and pH change
in the medium; and

wherein the microorganism is an Escherichia coli bacterium or a coryneform bacterium.

US Pat. No. 9,337,772

IMPULSE-ASSISTED LC TANK OSCILLATOR

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. An impulse generation circuit for a voltage controlled oscillator, the impulse generation circuit comprising:
a zero-crossing detector configured to detect a zero-crossing time of an output signal of the voltage controlled oscillator,
wherein the zero-crossing time corresponds to a time that the output signal crosses from a first polarity to a second polarity;

a delay circuit configured to wait for a delay period based on the zero-crossing time and a voltage peak of the output signal;
an impulse generation module configured to generate an impulse subsequent to the delay period; and
an energy injector configured to, in response to the impulse, connect a supply voltage to the output signal of the voltage
controlled oscillator for a duration of the impulse.

US Pat. No. 9,336,924

SELF-WRAPPING TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH PROTECTIVE COATING AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A method of constructing a self-wrapping, textile sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members, comprising:
forming an interlaced textile wall having interstices extending between opposite outer and inner surfaces;
applying a liquid coating to the entirety of the outer surface;
heat forming the wall into a self-wrapping configuration at one temperature with the inner surface providing a tubular cavity;
and

curing the liquid coating at the one temperature during the heat forming step.
US Pat. No. 9,334,365

POLYAMIDE RESIN MOLDINGS

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical C...

1. A polyamide resin molding, comprising:
a polyamide resin comprising a diamine structural unit and a dicarboxylic acid structural unit or a polyamide resin composition
including the polyamide resin,

wherein 70 mol % or more of the diamine structural unit is derived from xylylenediamine and 50 mol % or more of the dicarboxylic
acid structural unit is derived from sebacic acid, the polyamide resin molding has a crystallinity index of 0 to 50% and a
moisture content of 0.1 to 2% by mass, and the xylylenediamine is a mixture of m-xylylenediamine and p-xylylenediamine,

wherein the crystallinity index is determined by formula:
Crystallinity index (%)=(Qc/Qm)×100
where Qm is a heat of fusion of the polyamide resin molding, and Qc is a heat of crystallization of the polyamide resin molding
during heating.

US Pat. No. 9,337,223

IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH IMAGE PIXELS HAVING ADJUSTABLE RESPONSIVITY

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. An image sensor, comprising:
a substrate;
an image pixel array formed in the substrate, wherein the image pixel array includes first and second groups of image pixels
and wherein each image pixel in the first and second groups of image pixels comprises a signal photodiode; and

spectral response adjustment circuitry in each image pixel in the first group of image pixels, wherein the spectral response
adjustment circuitry comprises a responsivity adjustment photodiode that is configured to divert charge from the signal photodiode,

wherein the first group of image pixels comprises broadband image pixels having broadband color filter elements, wherein the
second group of image pixels comprises red and blue image pixels having red and blue color filter elements, and

wherein the responsivity adjustment photodiode is surrounded on three sides by the signal photodiode in the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,337,136

METHOD OF FABRICATING A THROUGH-HOLED INTERPOSER

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A method of fabricating a through-holed interposer, comprising:
providing a board body having opposing first and second surfaces and first and second protection layers formed on the first
and second surfaces, respectively;

forming a plurality of through holes connecting the first surface and the second surface of the board body and extending to
the first protection layer;

forming in each of the through holes a conductive gel having opposing first and second ends;
removing the first protection layer, to allow the first end of the conductive gel to protrude from the first surface of the
board body;

forming a surface treatment layer on the first end of the conductive gel, wherein the surface treatment layer is in direct
contact with the first end of the conductive gel;

forming on the first surface of the board body and the first end of the conductive gel a first circuit redistribution structure
electrically connected to the first end of the conductive gel; and

removing the second protection layer to expose the second end of the conductive gel from the second surface of the board body.

US Pat. No. 9,335,167

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING BODY SIZE AND METHOD OF DOING THE SAME

Marinex Corporation, Nag...

1. An apparatus for measuring a body size, comprising:
light emitting devices emitting linear light beams so as to encircle a target person within a certain plane;
a plurality of image capturing devices positioned around said target person such that a total circumference of said linear
light beams having been emitted to said target person can be captured, and that an optical axis thereof extends obliquely
relative to said certain plane;

a database storing therein a relation between two-dimensional coordinates on images having been captured by said image capturing
devices and two-dimensional coordinates on said certain plane; and

a computing device converting two-dimensional coordinates of images of said linear light beams included in images having been
captured by said image capturing devices into two-dimensional coordinates on said certain plane in accordance with said relation
stored in said database, and computing a peripheral length of a body of said target person within said certain plane,

wherein said database divides said certain plane into a plurality of ranges, assigns each of said ranges to each of said image
capturing devices, and stores said relation therein for each of said ranges, and

said computing device converts two-dimensional coordinates of images of said linear light beams included in images having
been captured by said image capturing devices corresponding to said ranges into two-dimensional coordinates on said certain
plane in accordance with said relation stored in said database, and computes a peripheral length of a body of said target
person in each of said ranges within said certain plane.

US Pat. No. 9,334,060

INFRARED SUPPRESSING EXHAUST SYSTEM

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A method of managing aircraft exhaust, comprising:
receiving hot air from an exhaust aircraft engine at a hot air mass flow rate, the aircraft engine configured to drive a rotor
of the aircraft;

providing the hot air at the hot air mass flow rate to a mixer duct of an exhaust system attached to the exhaust duct;
receiving cold air from outside the aircraft at a cold air mass flow rate through a first duct connecting the outside of the
aircraft to a distributor disposed within the mixer duct, wherein a first fan is positioned within the first duct, and wherein
the first fan is separate from the rotor;

providing the cold air at the cold air mass flow rate to the distributor; and
mixing the hot air and the cold air within the mixer duct at a variable hot air mass now rate to cold air mass flow rate ratio,
wherein the hot air mass flow rate is varied using the aircraft engine and the cold air mass flow rate is varied by controlling
a speed of the first fan positioned within the first duct, wherein the variable hot air mass flow rate to cold air mass flow
rate ratio is selectively maintained independent of at least one of (1) a variation in the hot air mass flow rate and (2)
a variation in a translational speed of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,338,153

SECURE DISTRIBUTION OF NON-PRIVILEGED AUTHENTICATION CREDENTIALS

TeleCommunication Systems...

1. A method of receiving authenticating credentials without requiring a pull transaction, comprising:
requesting, from a physical credentials database of authentication credentials, by a physical authentication credentials push
server, said authentication credentials including privileged authentication credentials and non-privileged authentication
credentials;

registering, in a physical registration database, a plurality of non-requesting physical authentication servers registered
for receipt of a non-requested push of non-privileged authentication credential data from said physical authentication credentials
push server, said push being performed absent a pull transaction by at least one non-requesting physical authentication server
receiving said non-privileged authentication credentials;

distinguishing, by said physical authentication credentials push server, between privileged and non-privileged authentication
credentials within said physical credentials database; and

pushing at predetermined intervals, from said physical authentication credentials push server, said non-privileged authentication
credentials to said at least one non-requesting physical authentication server.

US Pat. No. 9,337,991

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT, RADIO FREQUENCY MODULE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Mediatek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A wireless communication unit comprising:
at least one antenna port; and
a transmitter and a receiver operably coupled to the at least one antenna port via a duplexer;
wherein the duplexer comprises a dynamically reconfigurable phase shift network that comprises:
at least one tunable radio frequency (RF) component, wherein the at least one tunable RF component comprises a tunable RF
filter coupled to one of a receive chain and a transmitter chain of the wireless communication unit; and

at least one switch operably coupled to the tunable RF component and controllable to reconfigure the dynamically reconfigurable
phase shift network in response to duplex modes of operation comprising normal and reverse duplexer modes of operation so
as to selectively support both the normal and reverse duplexer modes of operation for RF signals passing there through;

wherein the at least one switch is controllable to selectively provide at least one signal transmission path between the tunable
RF filter and the at least one antenna port in response to the duplex modes of operation; and the tunable RF filter is coupled
in series between the at least one antenna port and the one of the receive chain and the transmitter chain in both the normal
and reverse duplexer modes of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,337,171

FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER MODULE

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A packaged semiconductor device, comprising:
a first package terminal;
a second package terminal;
a third package terminal;
a fourth package terminal;
a fifth package terminal;
a sixth package terminal;
a first bipolar transistor BJT1 having an emitter coupled to the first package terminal, having a collector coupled to the third package terminal, and having
a base directly coupled to the fifth package terminal;

a second bipolar transistor BJT2 having an emitter coupled to the second package terminal, having a collector coupled to the third package terminal, and having
a base directly coupled to the fifth package terminal;

a third bipolar transistor BJT3 having an emitter coupled to the first package terminal, having a collector coupled to the fourth package terminal, and having
a base directly coupled to the sixth package terminal;

a fourth bipolar transistor BJT4 having an emitter coupled to the second package terminal, having a collector coupled to the fourth package terminal, and
having a base directly coupled to the sixth package terminal;

a first diode D1 having an anode coupled to the emitter of BJT1 and having a cathode coupled to the collector of BJT1;

a second diode D2 having an anode coupled to the emitter of BJT2 and having a cathode coupled to the collector of BJT2;

a third diode D3 having an anode coupled to the collector of BJT3 and having a cathode coupled to the emitter of BJT3; and

a fourth diode D4 having an anode coupled to the collector of BJT4 and having a cathode coupled to the emitter of BJT4.

US Pat. No. 9,334,373

FIRE RETARDANT MATERIALS AND DEVICES INCLUDING SAME

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A fire retardant polymer comprising:
a. at least one pyridinium salt moiety; and
b. at least one phosphine oxide moiety.

US Pat. No. 9,334,225

VINYL ESTERS OF ISONONANOIC ACID STARTING FROM 2-ETHYL HEXANOL, METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

OXEA GMBH, Oberhausen (D...

1. Process for preparing the vinyl ester of isononanoic acid starting out from 2-ethylhexanol, characterized in that
(a) 2-ethylhexanol is dehydrated in the presence of a catalyst to form octene;
(b) the octene obtained in step a) is converted into an isononanoic acid having one more carbon atom; and
(c) the isononanoic acid obtained in step b) is converted into the corresponding vinyl ester.

US Pat. No. 9,333,525

SUBSTRATE SPREADING DEVICE FOR VACUUM PROCESSING APPARATUS, VACUUM PROCESSING APPARATUS WITH SUBSTRATE SPREADING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A processing apparatus for processing a flexible substrate, comprising:
a vacuum chamber;
a processing drum within the vacuum chamber, wherein the processing drum is configured to rotate around an axis extending
in a first direction;

a deposition or etch station adjacent the processing drum;
a heating device adjacent to the processing drum, wherein the heating device is configured for spreading the substrate in
the first direction or for maintaining a spread of the substrate in the first direction, and wherein the heating device has
a dimension in a direction parallel to a substrate transport direction of at least 20 mm; and

a substrate transport arrangement including one or more rollers, wherein the heating device is positioned between the processing
drum and a roller of the one or more rollers, wherein the roller is a first roller to touch the substrate upstream or downstream
of the processing drum.

US Pat. No. 9,338,161

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BIOMETRIC PROTOCOL STANDARDS

HOYOS LABS IP LTD., Oxfo...

1. A method for providing secure communication between a user computing device and a trusted server, the method comprising:
providing, by a trusted server to a user computing device, an initial certificate that enables an initial two-way secured
communication session between the user computing device and the trusted server;

establishing, by the trusted server, an initial secured communication session with the user computing device using the initial
certificate;

causing, by the trusted server during the initial secured communication session, generation of a replacement certificate that
includes identification information associated with a user of the user computing device, wherein the identification information
includes a representation of the user's identity that has been established as a function of biometrics and further includes
a representation of the user computing device;

transmitting, by the trusted server, the replacement certificate to the user computing device prior to the initial secured
communication session terminating;

receiving, by the trusted server during a subsequent communication session between the user computing device and the trusted
server:

i) the replacement certificate; and
ii) encoded information that represents that the user has been biometrically verified by the user computing device in accordance
with the identification information;

establishing, by the trusted server and using the replacement certificate with the encoded information, a two-way secured
communication session with the user computing device;

receiving, by the trusted server during the two-way secured communication session, a request to access an object;
determining, by the trusted server, an object security level associated with the object and a subject security level associated
the user; and

allowing, by the trusted server for the user computing device, access to the object when the subject's security level is greater
than or equal to the object's security level.

US Pat. No. 9,336,802

ZIG-ZAG MIMO HEAD REDUCING SPACE BETWEEN THREE SENSORS

HGST Netherlands B.V., A...

1. A magnetic recording head, comprising:
a lower magnetic shield;
a first upper electrode; and
a first magnetoresistive effect element, a second magnetoresistive effective element and a third magnetoresistive effect element
disposed between the lower magnetic shield and the first upper electrode, wherein:

the second magnetoresistive effect element is disposed on the lower magnetic shield;
the third magnetoresistive effect element is disposed on the lower magnetic shield;
a first lower electrode is disposed on the lower magnetic shield and between the second magnetoresistive effect element and
the third magnetoresistive effect element;

the first magnetoresistive effect element is disposed on the first lower electrode; and
the first upper electrode is disposed on the first magnetoresistive effect element.

US Pat. No. 9,336,541

AUGMENTED REALITY PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS, TUTORIALS AND VISUALIZATIONS

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request for information from a client device, the request including image data and a request type;
converting, using at least one processor, the image data into a digital fingerprint;
comparing the digital fingerprint to a plurality of stored fingerprints to identify an object in the image data; and
generating an augmented reality view of the identified object based on the request type, the generating of the augmented reality
view of the identified object comprising:

accessing instructions correlated with the identified object based on the request type including an instruction request, the
instructions stored in a database, and

determining location data for the instructions, the location data including coordinates in the image data; and
transmitting the augmented reality view to the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,334,591

FLEXIBLE GREEN NONWOVEN BATTERY COVER AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A nonwoven battery cover, comprising:
a plurality of separate, circumferentially continuous nonwoven walls arranged generally concentrically with one another and
partially detached from one another, each of said nonwoven walls having at least one thermally bonded seam bonding opposite
edges to one another, each of said nonwoven walls being constructed from a web of mixed fibers bonded with one another via
a heat-meltable material, at least one of said nonwoven walls including green material blended with said heat-meltable material;
and

wherein each of said nonwoven walls has at least one hinge extending between opposite ends, each of said nonwoven walls having
a first thickness and said at least one hinge having a second thickness that is less than said first thickness, wherein said
plurality of nonwoven walls are bonded to one another by a welded bond joint formed across said at least one hinge.

US Pat. No. 9,338,017

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMITTER

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A method for controlling a transmitter, comprising:
an awaking step of awaking and initiating the transmitter by a trigger signal generated by a timer;
an input control parameter updating step of detecting whether the transmitter receives an input control parameter from outside
of the transmitter, and if yes, updating an input control parameter stored in the transmitter by using the received input
control parameter;

an input control parameter reading step of reading the input control parameter currently stored in the transmitter;
a sensor signal acquiring step of performing operations based on the read input control parameter so as to control the transmitter
to select one sensor signal from a plurality of sensor signals, amplify the selected sensor signal with a gain within a first
gain of a first variable gain amplifier, and output the amplified sensor signal; and

a sleeping step of, after determining that the transmitter has accomplished a task specified by the read input control parameter,
resetting the timer, and entering into a sleeping state until the timer generates the trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 9,336,424

BARCODE READER, BARCODE READING METHOD, AND BARCODE READING PROGRAM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD, Kawa...

1. A barcode reader for reading information indicated by a barcode on the basis of position information and polarity information
on a plurality of edges included in a reading signal indicating a strength of a reflected light from the barcode on which
a scan light is projected, the barcode reader comprising:
an edge deleter configured to delete the position information and polarity information on an unnecessary edge which arises
due to a difference between a strength of a reflected light from a quiet zone of the barcode and a strength of a reflected
light from an adjacent portion of the quiet zone,

wherein, on detecting two successive edges which have the same polarity, the deleter determines an edge which is closer to
an end portion of a scan as the unnecessary edge and deletes the position information and polarity information on the unnecessary
edge.

US Pat. No. 9,334,275

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING INDOLES

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A method for the synthesis of an indole of Formula (I) or a salt thereof,
the method comprising oxidizing a N-aryl imine of Formula (II)
in the presence of a palladium-based catalyst, an oxidant selected from the group consisting of copper (II) acetate, benzoquinone,
tert-butylhydroperoxide, di-tert-butyl peroxide (tBuOOtBu), tert-butyl benzoyl peroxide (BzOOtBu), molecular oxygen (O2), and air, or combinations thereof and a solvent comprising of dimethylsulfoxide, wherein the amount of oxidant is about
0.5 equivalence to about 5 equivalence of N-aryl amine;wherein
R1 at each occurrence is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C20 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C20 mono-, or poly-cycloalkyl, optionally substituted 2-20-membered heteroalkyl, optionally substituted 3-20-membered mono-, or
poly-heterocycloalkyl, halogen, and —OR; wherein R is optionally substituted C1-C20 alkyl; wherein R2 is selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted C2-C20 alkenyl, optionally substituted 2-20-membered heteroalkenyl, optionally substituted monocyclic, condensed polycyclic or bridged
polycyclic C5-C20 aryl, and optionally substituted 5-20-membered monocyclic, condensed polycyclic or bridged polycyclic heteroaryl; wherein
R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C20 alkenyl; monocyclic, condensed polycyclic or bridged polycyclic C5-C20 aryl; C3-C20 mono-, or poly-cycloalkyl; and C3-C20 mono-, or poly-cycloalkenyl;

m is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;wherein
R1 at each occurrence is positioned on the phenyl ring in 3-, 4-, 5-, or 6-position with respect to the bond linking the phenyl
to the —N—H group according to Formula (I) or the —N?C group according to Formula (II).

US Pat. No. 9,337,529

PORTABLE TERMINAL

BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE L...

1. A portable terminal comprising:
a first frame body and a second frame body;
the first frame body is used for an antenna unit of the portable terminal;
a gap set in a first partial area of the first frame body;
a display surface side, a rear surface side, and a side surface of the first partial area with the gap being set are all covered
by the second frame body.

US Pat. No. 9,337,460

BATTERY MODULE

GS Yuasa International Lt...

1. A battery module comprising:
a cell unit including a plurality of battery cells arranged in a first direction;
a first end plate located on one side of the cell unit in the first direction; and
a binding band extending in the first direction and coupled with the first end plate so as to bind the first end plate and
the cell unit,

wherein the first end plate is provided with an external terminal surface which is directed to an opposite side with respect
to the cell unit in the first direction and to which an external terminal is connected, and

wherein the binding band is located on a side surface of the cell unit and is coupled with the external terminal surface of
the first end plate.

US Pat. No. 9,337,172

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first semiconductor chip having a main surface on which electrodes are formed;
an extension part extended outward from a side end surface of the first semiconductor chip;
a rewiring layer formed from the main surface of the first semiconductor chip to a first surface of the extension part;
a connection terminal provided on the rewiring layer of the extension part;
a die bond disposed between a rear surface of the first semiconductor chip and a substrate, and between a rear surface of
the extension part and the substrate, so that the die bond fixes the first semiconductor chip and the extension part to the
substrate; and

a step disposed outwardly from the connection terminal of the extension part in a direction away from the first semiconductor
chip.

US Pat. No. 9,337,157

MINIATURE PASSIVE STRUCTURES FOR ESD PROTECTION AND INPUT AND OUTPUT MATCHING

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A miniature passive structure for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and input/output (I/O) matching for a high frequency
integrated circuit, the structure comprising:
at least one shunt stub for providing a corresponding at least one ESD discharge path; and
at least one load line having a first end open-ended and a second end connected to the ground, wherein the at least one load
line is coupled to the at least one shunt stub and provides loading effects for the at least one shunt stub.