US Pat. No. 9,340,830

OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIGENE ANALYSIS OF TUMOR SAMPLES

FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC....

1. A method of analyzing a tumor sample for a somatic mutation, comprising:
(a) acquiring a library comprising a plurality of tumor members from the tumor sample;
(b) contacting the library with at least two bait sets to provide selected tumor members, wherein said bait sets hydridize
with the tumor members, thereby providing a library catch;

(c) sequencing by a next generation sequencing method a subgenomic interval comprising the somatic mutation from a tumor member
from said library or library catch, thereby acquiring a read for the subgenomic interval;

(d) aligning said read by an alignment method; and
(e) assigning a nucleotide value from said read for a preselected nucleotide position,thereby analyzing said tumor sample,wherein the at least two bait sets of step (b) are chosen from two of the following bait sets:
(i) a first bait set that selects a high-level target chosen from one or more tumor nucleic acid molecules that comprise a
subgenomic interval comprising a somatic mutation that appears at a frequency of about 5% or less of the cells from the tumor
sample;

(ii) a second bait set that selects a mid-level target chosen from one or more tumor nucleic acid molecules that comprise
a subgenomic interval comprising a somatic mutation that appears at a frequency of about 10% or higher of the cells from the
tumor sample;

(iii) a third bait set that selects a low-level target chosen from one or more nucleic acid molecules that comprise a subgenomic
interval chosen from one or more of:

a) a pharmacogenomic (PGx) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that distinguishes the ability of a patient to metabolize
different drugs,

b) a plurality of genomic SNPs that uniquely identify (fingerprint) a patient, or
c) a genomic SNP or locus that is used to assess copy number gains or losses of genomic DNA and loss-of-heterozygosity (LOH);
(iv) a fourth bait set that selects a nucleic acid molecule that comprises an intron sequence that detects a structural breakpoint;
or

(v) a fifth bait set that selects a one-copy deletion of several terminal exons, wherein each bait set of said plurality has
a unique preselected efficiency for selection for its target as compared with the other bait sets in the plurality.

US Pat. No. 9,343,827

CONNECTING TERMINAL WITH A WEB-SHAPED CONDUCTOR GUIDE

1. A connecting terminal comprising:
a housing including a conductor inlet opening configured to receive a conductor to be clamped, the housing having an interior
wall, the housing including a conductor guide configured to guide the conductor to be clamped, the conductor guide including
a web-shaped extension of the conductor inlet opening and extending from the conductor inlet opening in an insertion direction
of the conductor to be clamped, the conductor guide having a free end located opposite the conductor inlet opening, the free
end having a short side, and the conductor guide having a longitudinal side that points toward the interior wall;

a current rail disposed in the housing; and
a spring clamp disposed in the housing,
wherein the conductor guide is formed at a distance from the interior wall such that a first gap is formed between the interior
wall and the longitudinal side of the conductor guide and a second gap is formed between the interior wall and the short side
of the free end of the conductor guide, and

wherein the current rail is disposed in the housing in the first gap and the second gap.

US Pat. No. 9,340,678

PROCESS TO FORM AQUEOUS PRECURSOR AND ALUMINUM OXIDE FILM

State of Oregon acting by...

1. A method for forming a thin film of Al2O3 on a substrate, the method comprising:
forming a layer of precursor coating material comprising water, Al13(OH)24(H2O)24](NO3)15, or a combination of Al13(OH)24(H2O)24](NO3)15 and Al(NO3)3, on a substrate, thereby forming a coated substrate;

heating the coated substrate to remove ligands and at least a portion of the water; and
heating the coated substrate at a temperature within a temperature range of between about 100° C. and about 900° C. to eliminate
water and to form and densify a thin film of Al2O3 having a thickness of 0.5 nm to 2,000 nm on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,342,151

HAND MOTION-CAPTURING DEVICE WITH FORCE FEEDBACK SYSTEM

1. A hand motion capturing device with a force feedback system, including:
a base;
a microcontroller connected to the base;
a thumb sensor module and four-finger sensor modules each electrically connected to the microcontroller, wherein each of the
four-finger sensor modules includes a pair of perpendicularly electrically connected first and second potentiometers;

five-link rods, whereby each of the five-link rods interconnects the thumb sensor module to the base and each of the four-finger
sensor modules to the base;

a thumb force feedback system adapted and configured to receive a human thumb, wherein the thumb force feedback system is
movably connected to a link rod and the thumb sensor module; and

a four-finger force feedback system adapted and configured to receive an index finger, a middle finger, a ring finger, and
a little finger, wherein the four-finger force feedback system is movably connected to the link rod and the four-finger sensor
modules,

wherein the link rod includes five pairs of profiled link rods and five pairs of straight rods, wherein four pairs of the
profiled link rods and four pairs of the straight rods are electrically connected with the four-finger sensor module, a fifth
pair of profiled link rods and fifth pair of straight rods are electrically connected to the thumb sensor module, wherein
each pair of the profiled link rods is a movable connection having a finger cap on one side, and a first rotational joint
located on an opposite side, wherein the first rotational joint is coaxially electrically connected to a potentiometer, wherein
the first rotational joint is one of five rotational joints, and wherein each of the other four rotational joints is coaxially
electrically connected to a respective third potentiometer.

US Pat. No. 9,343,788

BATTERY CELL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery cell, having a capacitive parallel path interconnected between poles of the battery cell, wherein the parallel
path is embodied as a discrete capacitor, wherein the capacitor has no leads, and wherein the capacitor is arranged outside
a cell housing.

US Pat. No. 9,341,575

USE OF SIGNAL ENHANCING COMPOUNDS IN ELECTROCHEMILUMINESCENCE DETECTION

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. A method for detecting an analyte in a sample, comprising the steps of:
a) incubating the sample with a detection reagent labeled with an electrochemiluminescent group to provide an analyte-bound
labeled detection reagent;

b) electrochemically triggering the release of electrochemiluminescence by the analyte-bound labeled detection reagent, which
is incubated with a reagent composition for determining electrochemiluminescence (ECL), comprising:

i) at least one electrochemiluminescence (ECL) coreactant, which is selected from the group consisting of tertiary amines,
oxalate and persulfate;

ii) a concentration of 0.01 M to 0.25 M of at least one carbonic acid amide selected from 2-pyrrolidone and compounds having
a formula:


wherein R1 is H, or a C1-C5 alkyl group, optionally substituted with a single chlorine or fluorine atom, R2?H, and R3?H; and

c) determining the electrochemiluminescence (ECL) signal thereby detecting the analyte.

US Pat. No. 9,340,946

PILE CASING

1. A pile casing comprising:
a hollow that extends through an entire length of said pile casing, wherein
said pile casing is manufactured of a first material selected from the group consisting of a polymer material and a composite
material comprising a polymer material and at least one of glass fibers, carbon fibers, steel fibers and wood, and

a cross-section of said hollow defines a plurality of engagement structures in said hollow, at least one of said engagement
structures extending along an entire length of said hollow and having a shape that, when engaged with a counterpart structure
of a counterpart shape, inhibits disengagement of said counterpart structure from said engagement structure in a radial direction
of said hollow.

US Pat. No. 9,343,678

APPARATUS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCAPSULATION

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A coating system for providing a coating on a substrate, the system comprising:
an enclosed ink jet printing system configured to deposit a patterned organic material in a deposition region over at least
a portion of a light-emittino device fabricated upon the substrate:

an enclosed curing module comprising a chuck configured to accommodate the substrate in an ultraviolet treatment region of
the enclosed curing module, the ultraviolet treatment region configured to provide an ultraviolet treatment to cure the patterned
organic material: and

an enclosed substrate transfer module configured to receive the substrate from an atmospheric environment different from an
environment of one or more of the enclosed ink jet printing system or the enclosed curing module;

wherein the chuck is configured to distribute a pressurized gas cushion sufficient to float the substrate above the chuck.

US Pat. No. 9,340,528

SUBSTITUTED AMINOQUINOXALINES AS TYROSINE THREONINE KINASE INHIBITORS

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A compound of general formula (I):
in which:

represents a 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9- or 10-membered heterocyclic ring, optionally further containing 1 heteroatom-containing
group selected from O and NR1 in which R1 represents hydrogen, or a group selected from: C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-, hydroxyl-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6—, aryloxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, C2-C10-alkenyl-, C2-C10-alkynyl-, C3-C10-cycloalkyl-, 3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-aryl, a 4- or 5-(1,3-benzodioxolinyl)- group, —C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl, C1-C6-alkylene-aryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C1-C6-alkylene-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl), —C(?O)R8, —C(?O)O—C1-C6-alkyl, —C(?O)O—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C(?O)NR9R10, —S(?O)R8, —S(?O)2R8, —S(?O)2NR9R10;

wherein said group is optionally substituted one or more times, identically or differently, with a substituent selected from:
halo-, hydroxyl-, cyano-, nitro-, C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-, hydroxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, C2-C10-alkenyl-, C2-C10-alkynyl-, C3-C10-cycloalkyl-, 3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-aryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C1-C6-alkylene-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl), —OR8, —C(?O)H, —C(?O)R8—, C(?O)OH, —C(?O)O—C1-C6-alkyl, —C(?O)O—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —OC(?O)—C1-C6-alkyl, —OC(?O)—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —N(H)C(?O)R8, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)R8, —N(H)S(?O)2R8, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)S(?O)2R8, —C(?O)NR9R10, —OC(?O)NR9R10, —N(H)C(?O)OR8, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)OR8, —N(H)C(?O)NR9R10, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)NR9R10, —SR8, —S(?O)R8, —S(?O)2R8, —S(?O)2NR9R10, —NR9R10;

R1 and R7 can form together a 5-7 membered ring which is optionally substituted with ?O;

R2, R3, R4, R6, represent hydrogen;

R5, R7 represent, independently from each other, a substituent selected from hydrogen, halo-, hydroxyl-, cyano-, nitro-, or a substituent
group selected from: C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, C2-C10-alkenyl-, C2-C10-alkynyl-, C3-C10-cycloalkyl-, 3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-aryl, C1-C6-alkylene-aryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C1-C6-alkylene-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl), —OR8, —C(?O)H, —C(?O)R8, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)O—C1-C6-alkyl, —C(?O)O—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —OC(?O)—C1-C6-alkyl, —OC(?O)—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —N(H)C(?O)R8, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)R8, —N(H)S(?O)2R8, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)S(?O)2R8, —C(?O)NR9R10, —OC(?O)NR9R10, —N(H)C(?O)OR8, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)OR8, —N(H)C(?O)NR9R10, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)NR9R10, —SR8, —S(?O)R8, —S(?O)2R8, —S(?O)2NR9R10, —NR9R10;

wherein, when m or n represent, independently from each other, an integer of 2, or 3, then said substituent or substituent
group is, independently from each other, identical or different;

wherein said substituent group is optionally substituted one or more times, identically or differently, with a substituent
selected from: halo-, hydroxyl-, cyano-, nitro-, C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-, hydroxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, C2-C10-alkenyl-, C2-C10-alkynyl-, C3-C10-cycloalkyl-, 3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl-, a 4- or 5-(1,3-benzodioxolinyl)- group, C1-C6-alkylene-aryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C1-C6-alkylene-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl), —C(?O)H, —C(?O)—C1-C6-alkyl, C(?O)OH, —C(?O)O—C1-C6-alkyl, —C(?O)O—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —OC(?O)—C1-C6-alkyl, —OC(?O)—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —N(H)C(?O)—C1-C6-alkyl, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)—C1-C6-alkyl, —N(H)S(?O)2—C1-C6-alkyl, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)S(?O)2—C1-C6-alkyl, —C(?O)NH2, —C(?O)N(H)C1-C6-alkyl, —C(?O)N(C1-C6-alkyl)2, —OC(?O)N(H)C1-C6-alkyl, —OC(?O)N(C1-C6-alkyl)2, —N(H)C(?O)O—C1-C6-alkyl, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)O—C1-C6-alkyl, —N(H)C(?O)NH2, —N(H)C(?O)N(H)C1-C6-alkyl, —N(H)C(?O)N(C1-C6-alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)NH2, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)N(H)C1-C6-alkyl, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)N(C1-C6-alkyl)2, —S—C1-C6-alkyl, —S(?O) —C1-C6-alkyl, —S(?O)2—C1-C6-alkyl, —S(?O)2NH2, —S(?O)2N(H)C1-C6-alkyl, —S(?O)2N(C1-C6-alkyl)2, —NH2, —N(H)C1-C6-alkyl, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)2;

R8 represents a group selected from:

C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, hydroxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C10-alkenyl-, C2-C10-alkynyl-, C3-C10-cycloalkyl-, 3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-aryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C1-C6-alkylene-aryl, —C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl, —C1-C6-alkylene-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl), —NR9R10;

wherein said group is optionally substituted one or more times, identically or differently, with a substituent selected from:
halo-, hydroxyl-, cyano-, nitro-, C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-, hydroxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, C2-C10-alkenyl-, C2-C10-alkynyl-, C3-C10-cycloalkyl-, 3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-aryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C1-C6-alkylene-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl), —C(?O)H, —C(?O)R11—, C(?O)OH, —C(?O)O—C1-C6-alkyl, —C(?O)O—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —OC(?O)—C1-C6-alkyl, —OC(?O)—C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —N(H)C(?O)R11, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)R11, —N(H)S(?O)2R11, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)S(?O)2R11, —C(?O)NR9R10, —OC(?O)NR9R10, —N(H)C(?O)OR11, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)OR11, —N(H)C(?O)NR9R10, —N(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)NR9R10, —SR11, —S(?O)R11, —S(?O)2R11, —S(?O)2NR9R10, —NR9R10;

R9, R10 represent independently from each other hydrogen, or a group selected from: C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl-, C2-C10-alkenyl-, C2-C10-alkynyl-, C3-C10-cycloalkyl-, 3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl-, aryl-, heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-aryl, C1-C6-alkylene-aryl-, C1-C6-alkylene-heteroaryl-, —C1-C6-alkylene-C3-C10-cycloalkyl, —C1-C6-alkylene-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloalkyl),

R9 and R10 can form together a 5-7 saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring, which optionally further contains 1 heteroatom-containing
group selected from O;

R11 represents

C1-C6-alkyl-;

n, m represent, independently from each other, an integer of 0, 1, 2, or 3;
or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, an N-oxide, a hydrate, a solvate, or a salt thereof, or a mixture of same.
US Pat. No. 9,340,792

RECOMBINANT LACTOBACILLUS WITH DECREASED LIPOTEICHOIC ACID TO REDUCE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A recombinant or isolated bacterium having been genetically modified to decrease the display of lipoteichoic acid (LTA)
on the surface of said bacterium, wherein the genetic modification comprises deletion or substitution of at least one base
pair such that the expression of at least one polynucleotide encoding a phosphoglycerol transferase is decreased,
wherein said polynucleotide encoding a phosphoglycerol transferase comprises a nucleotide sequence having at least 85% sequence
identity to the nucleic acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:1; and

wherein decreasing the expression of the at least one polynucleotide encoding a phosphoglycerol transferase decreases the
display of LTA on the surface of the bacterium.

US Pat. No. 9,338,982

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01046798

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01046798, wherein a sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under ATCC Accession No.
PTA-122359.

US Pat. No. 9,345,139

CONTROL MODULE FOR A TRANSMISSION CONTROL INSTALLED IN AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A control module of a transmission control, comprising:
a multi-layer printed circuit board having a first side and a second side;
a first housing part covering the first side and a second housing part covering the second side;
electrical components forming an electrical circuit and situated on the multi-layer printed circuit board; and
one of a casting compound, a molding compound, a foam, and a gel for covering the electrical components of the electrical
circuit, wherein:

the multi-layer printed circuit board connects the electrical components situated in an inner space of at least one of the
first and second housing parts and contact points for contacting at least one further electrical component, the contact points
being situated on the multi-layer printed circuit board outside an area covered by the first and second housing parts,

the multi-layer printed circuit board thermally contacts a cooling element, and
the cooling element is a hydraulic plate of a transmission for a transmission control installed in an automatic transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,344,650

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A DIGITAL OPTICAL INSTRUMENT AND DIGITAL OPTICAL INSTRUMENT

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A method for calibrating a digital optical instrument which comprises at least a motorized or encoded zoom system, an objective,
an image sensor and an image processing unit, comprising the following steps:
establishing calibration data (DZRef) of the zoom system with a reference objective and storing these in an internal memory of the zoom system;

establishing calibration data (DORef) of the objective with a reference zoom system and storing these in an internal memory of the objective;

reading the internal memories of the zoom system and of the objective and applying a digital-optical correction of an image
acquired by an image sensor with the calibration data (DZRef) and (DORef).

US Pat. No. 9,345,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE CONNECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for establishing, by a first device, a device-to-device (D2D) connection with a second device in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
receiving a D2D broadcast configuration message including information on the second device, from a network;
determining whether to establish the D2D connection with the second device or not, based on at least one of a proximity between
the first device and the second device, a presence of data to be transmitted between the first device and the second device,
and a preference for the D2D connection of the first device; and

transmitting a connection establishment setup report message including information on the second device to the network, if
it is determined to establish the D2D connection with the second device,

wherein the D2D broadcast configuration message further includes a D2D identifier, and
wherein the D2D identifier is a link level D2D identifier allocated to a physical link between the first device and the second
device.

US Pat. No. 9,340,650

HYDROPHILIC/LIPOPHILIC MODIFIED POLYSILOXANES AS EMSULSIFIERS

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. Polysiloxane compounds of the formula:
[MaDbTcQd]e  (I)

wherein
M=R3SiO1/2,

D=R2SiO2/2,

T=RSiO3/2,

Q=SiO4/2,

with
a=1-10
b=0-1000
c=0-1
d=0-1
e=1-10
wherein
R=is an organic group,
with the requirement that R comprises hydrophilic residues R91 and lipophilic residues R92
wherein
R91 is selected from the group consisting of:

R11=—Z-(A-E1)y, wherein

Z=a bivalent or trivalent straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C2 to C20-hydrocarbon residue, which can comprise one or more groups selected from —O—, —NH—,


 and can be substituted by one or more OH groups,
A is a bivalent residue which is selected from the group consisting of:

wherein y=1 or 2,
E1 is selected from the group consisting of:

E22=—O—C(O)—R22,

wherein R22=a straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon residue with up to 9 carbon atoms, which can
comprise one or more groups selected from —O—, —NH—, —NR3—, —C(O)—, and is substituted by one or more OH groups, wherein R3=a straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon residue with up to 6 carbon atoms,

E31=


wherein x=1-4, and
E51=—NR41R51, wherein

R41 and R51 are the same or different and selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated
or unsaturated hydrocarbon residue with up to 9 carbon atoms, which can comprise one or more groups selected from —O—, —NH—,
—NR3—, wherein R3 , as defined above, can comprise —C(O)— and can be substituted by one or more OH and/or H2N groups,

R61=—Z-E22, and

R71=—Z-E61, wherein E61=—NH—C(O)—R41, and

R92 is selected from the group consisting of:

R12=—Z-(A-E2)y, wherein

E2 is selected from the group consisting of:

E23=—O—C(O)—R23,

wherein R23=a straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon residue with 10 to 50 carbon atoms, which can
comprise one or more groups selected from —O—, —NH—, —NR3—, —C(O)—, and can be substituted by one or more OH groups, wherein R3=a straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon residue with up to 6 carbon atoms,

E32=


and x=1-4, and
E52=—NR42R52, wherein

R42 and R52 are the same or different and are selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen and straight-chained, cyclic or branched,
saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon residue with 10 to 30 carbon atoms, which can comprise one or more groups selected from
—O—, —NH—, —NR3—, —C(O)—, and can be substituted by one or more OH— and/or H2N groups, and

R62=—Z-E23, and

R72=—Z-E62, wherein E62=—NH—C(O)—R42.

US Pat. No. 9,341,218

METHOD FOR ADAPTING A SEPARATING CLUTCH IN A DRIVE TRAIN SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE AND DRIVE TRAIN SYSTEM

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for adapting a separating clutch in a drive train system of a vehicle, the drive train system having an electric
machine, an internal combustion engine as well as an automatic transmission having an hydraulic torque converter and a torque-converter
lockup clutch, and the separating clutch lying between the electric machine and the internal combustion engine, and the internal
combustion engine being started by the electric machine while the electric machine is driving the vehicle, comprising:
in a time interval, operating the separating clutch in slip operation for cranking up the internal combustion engine;
in the time interval, calculating, by a control unit, an expected rotary speed change of the electric machine;
comparing, by the control unit, the rotary speed change expected by calculation for deviation to an actually occurring rotary
speed change of the electric machine; and

adapting, by the control unit, the separating clutch in accordance with the ascertained deviation, wherein the separating
clutch has a characteristics line, and wherein the characteristics line is changed for the adaptation of the separating clutch.

US Pat. No. 9,345,091

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE (LED) LIGHT FIXTURE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS

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

1. A light emitting device (LED) lighting system comprising:
at least one LED configured to emit light at an illumination output level;
at least one light sensor configured to measure the illumination output level of light emitted by the at least one LED and
an ambient light level in proximity to the at least one LED; and

a control unit, the control unit configured:
to detect a light level that comprises both the illumination output level emitted by the at least one LED and the ambient
light level falling below an original illumination output level in an area, wherein the original illumination output level
comprises a stored numerical value that represents a portion or percentage of a maximum illumination output level of the at
least one LED and is established based on a predetermined lighting level in the area; and

to increase the illumination output level by the at least one LED to produce the predetermined lighting level associated with
the original illumination output level in the area.

US Pat. No. 9,345,018

DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION SET SWITCHING WHEN USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:
reconfiguring the UE, when carriers are aggregated for use by the UE, from a first downlink control information (DCI) set
to a second DCI set; and

receiving, at the UE from an access device, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) with DCI formats containing a carrier
indicator field (CIF),

wherein the first DCI set comprises a set of DCI formats having a first CIF size, and wherein the second DCI set comprises
a set of DCI formats having a second, different CIF size.

US Pat. No. 9,344,261

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CARRIER MANAGEMENT IN CARRIER AGGREGATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method performed by a base station for carrier configuration and activation in a carrier aggregation system, comprising:
transmitting a first signaling to configure at least one additional carrier to a user equipment (UE) at which the additional
carriers are deactivated, and to configure a timer to each additional carrier for the UE by which the carrier is deactivated
after the corresponding timer expiry;

transmitting a second signaling that carries an activation indication to the UE to indicate the UE to activate at least one
deactivated additional carrier in the configured carriers for the UE;

activating the at least one deactivated additional carrier, starting the corresponding timer and controlling the UE to start
Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) monitoring and Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) receiving on the activated
additional carrier;

transmitting PDCCH on the activated additional carrier for the UE, by which the corresponding timer being restarted; and
deactivating the activated additional carrier after the corresponding timer expiry and controlling the UE to stop the PDCCH
monitoring and the PDSCH receiving on the deactivated additional carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,344,073

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a power supply;
a circuit block that has at least one storage element and operates by receiving a power supply voltage from the power supply;
a power management unit that controls the power supply to change the power supply voltage; and
a storage element monitor circuit that generates and transmits to the power management unit a first malfunction signal at
a first margin voltage that is higher than a voltage at which the storage element does not normally operate in a case where
the power supply voltage lowers,

wherein the power management unit controls the power supply based on the first malfunction signal so that the power supply
voltage does not become lower than the first margin voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,345,045

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR ADAPTIVE DELAY CONTROL

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method to coordinate transmissions of communication devices on a wireless network, the method comprising:
determining, by a first communications device, a delay, wherein the delay indicates a period of time during which other communications
devices associated with the wireless network perform clear channel assessment prior to transmitting and after changing from
a doze state to an awake state, wherein the delay indicates the period of time during which each of the other communications
devices perform the clear channel assessment absent detection of a frame sequence with a network allocation vector that results
in the network allocation vector being set, wherein determination of the delay is based upon information related to communications
between the first communications device and the other communications devices;

generating, by the first communications device, a frame comprising the delay; and
transmitting, by the first communications device, the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,343,556

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ESD PROTECTION CIRCUITS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate;
an n type buried layer (NBL) on the substrate;
a first region on the NBL comprising a first n type material;
a second region on the NBL comprising a first p type material and adjacent to and not overlapping with the first region;
a third region on the NBL comprising a second n type material and adjacent to and not overlapping with the second region;
a fourth region comprising a second p type material formed within the first region;
a fifth region comprising a third n type material formed within the second region, and separated from the fourth region by
a first isolation area; and

a sixth region comprising a third p type material formed within the third region, and separated from the fifth region by a
second isolation area.

US Pat. No. 9,339,560

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ANTI-TUMOR EFFICACY OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. Method for testing the anti-tumor efficacy of a monoclonal antibody comprising the consecutive steps of
a) application of tumor-cells to a rodent;
b) measurement of the tumor size of said rodent in dependency of the time until the tumor size exceeds 100 mm3;
c) application of hybridomas producing said monoclonal antibody to said rodent; and
d) measurement of the tumor size of said tumor-bearing rodent in dependency of the time.

US Pat. No. 9,345,080

LED LIGHT SOURCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An LED light source comprising:
a first circuit input terminal and a second circuit input terminal for connection to a supply voltage source supplying an
AC supply voltage with frequency f,

a first rectifier equipped with a first input terminal coupled to the first circuit input terminal and a second input terminal
coupled to the second circuit input terminal,

a first series arrangement comprising N LED loads, a first and second end of said first series arrangement being coupled to
a first output terminal and a second output terminal of the first rectifier respectively, wherein N is an integer greater
than one,

a first controller for, during a period of the rectified AC supply voltage subsequently making the LED loads comprised in
the first series arrangement carry a current, one by one and in dependency of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC
supply voltage when the momentary amplitude increases and for subsequently making the LED loads comprised in the first series
arrangement stop carrying a current, one by one, and in dependency of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC supply voltage
when the momentary amplitude decreases,

a second rectifier equipped with a first input terminal coupled to the first circuit input terminal via a reactive element
and a second input terminal coupled to the second circuit input terminal,

a second series arrangement comprising M LED loads, a first and second end of said second series arrangement being coupled
to a first output terminal and a second output terminal of the second rectifier respectively, wherein M is an integer greater
than zero, and

a second controller for, during a period of the rectified AC voltage present between the output terminals of the second rectifier,
subsequently making the LED loads comprised in the second series arrangement carry a current, one by one and in dependency
of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC voltage when the momentary amplitude increases and for subsequently making
the LED comprised in the second series arrangement loads stop carrying a current, one by one, and in dependency of the momentary
amplitude of the rectified AC voltage when the momentary amplitude decreases, wherein:

the first controller comprises N control strings, each of the N control strings comprising a switchable current source that
electrically connects and disconnects the cathode of a different respective one of the N LED loads to the second output terminal
of the first rectifier, and

each of the N control strings is controlled in accordance with a signal directly received from the anode of the LED load whose
cathode is electrically connected to the second output terminal of the first, rectifier through the switchable current source
of the control string.

US Pat. No. 9,342,559

AUTOMATIC MATCHING OF USERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method performed by one or more server devices, comprising:
receiving service provider information from devices associated with a plurality of organizations, the service provider information
received from a respective device associated with a respective organization including an identifier of the respective organization,
information identifying respective service providers employed by the respective organization, and information identifying
respective services offered by the respective organization;

mapping each of the plurality of organizations to topics based on the service provider information;
receiving, by at least one of the one or more server devices, a search query from a user device;
identifying, by at least one of the one or more server devices, a subset of the plurality of organizations that offer services
relevant to the search query,

where identifying the subset of the plurality of organizations includes:
identifying a topic associated with the search query; and
identifying the subset of the plurality of organizations based on the plurality of organizations being mapped to the topic
associated with the search query;

generating, by at least one of the one or more server devices, first scores for the subset of the plurality of organizations
using a first scoring function;

generating, by at least one of the one or more server devices, a document that includes information identifying the subset
of the plurality of organizations based on the first scores;

providing, by at least one of the one or more server devices, the document to the user device;
receiving, by at least one of the one or more server devices and based on providing the document to the user device, information
indicating a selection of one of the subset of the plurality of organizations as a selected organization;

identifying, by at least one of the one or more server devices, a plurality of service providers, associated with the selected
organization, that offer the services relevant to the search query;

generating, by at least one of the one or more server devices, second scores for the plurality of service providers using
a second scoring function,

the second scoring function being different from the first scoring function;
selecting or receiving selection of one of the plurality of service providers, as a selected service provider, based on the
second scores;

causing, by at least one of the one or more server devices, a video communication session
to be established between the user device and a device associated with the selected service provider;
receiving feedback from a user of the user device,
the feedback relating to the video communication session between the user device and the device associated with the selected
service provider; and

adjusting the first scoring function used to generate the first scores for the subset of the plurality of organizations based
on the feedback.

US Pat. No. 9,343,791

FREQUENCY-TUNABLE MICROWAVE-FREQUENCY WAVE FILTER WITH A DIELECTRIC RESONATOR INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT THAT ROTATES

Thales, Neuilly sur Sein...

1. A frequency-tunable microwave-frequency wave filter with a dielectric resonator, the frequency-tunable microwave-frequency
wave filter comprising:
a metallic cavity; and
at least one stack of elements defining the dielectric resonator positioned along a rotation axis inside of the metallic cavity,
wherein the at least one stack of elements includes at least a first element made of a first dielectric material and a second
element made of at least one of the first dielectric material and a second dielectric material,

wherein the second element rotates relative to the first element about the rotation axis between a first position and at least
one second position,

wherein the first position is separated from the at least one second position by an angle of rotation,
wherein a first shape of an outside envelope of the at least one stack of elements as defined by an arrangement of the first
element and the second element in the first position is different than a second shape of the outside envelope of the at least
one stack of elements as defined by an arrangement of the first element and the second element in the at least one second
position,

wherein the second element is positioned in the first position and the frequency-tunable microwave-frequency wave filter defines
a first resonator and exhibits a first central frequency, and

wherein the second element is positioned in the at least one second position and the frequency-tunable microwave-frequency
wave filter defines a second resonator and exhibits a second central frequency different than the first central frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,340,507

SUBSTITUTED 4-PYRIDONES AND THEIR USE AS INHIBITORS OF NEUTROPHIL ELASTASE ACTIVITY

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula 1, wherein:

A is phenyl, oxadiazolyl, pyridinyl, pyridin-N-oxidyl, or thiophenyl;
R1a is H, methyl, NC—, Me(O)S—, Me(O)2S—, Et(O)2S—, H2N(O)2S—, imidazolidin-onyl, pyrrolidinon-H2C—, or imidazol-H2C—;

R1b is H;

R2 is i-propyl;

R3 is methyl;

R4 is phenyl or pyridinyl, both substituted with F2HC— or F3C—;

R5 is H;

R6 is H; and

R7 is H;

or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,341,321

LENS HAVING LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE PORTION AND OPTIC SHIELD PORTION

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A method for forming a lens for a lighting assembly, wherein the lens comprises an outer surface, an inner surface defining
a cavity, a light transmissive portion, and an optic shield portion, the method comprising:
co-molding a first thermoplastic material and a second thermoplastic material different from the first thermoplastic material
to form the lens,

wherein: (i) the first thermoplastic material forms the light transmissive portion and the second thermoplastic material forms
the optic shield portion; (ii) the cavity comprises a central axis that lies within an imaginary plane; (iii) the imaginary
plane divides the lens into a first portion and a second portion; (iv) the optic shield portion is located in only one of
the first portion and the second portion of the lens; and (iv) the optic shield portion blocks light that impinges on the
optic shield portion from passing through the optic shield portion of the lens.

US Pat. No. 9,345,107

LIGHT LEVEL CONTROL FOR BUILDING ILLUMINATION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A control system for controlling the light level of the interior of at least a portion of a building, the at least a portion
of the building being illuminated by both daylight via one or more transparent portions and by generated light via one or
more electric lights; the control system being operatively connected to:
at least one interior sensor for detecting an interior light level;
at least one electric light controller for controlling the light level of the one or more electric lights;
at least one window treatment controller for controlling the admittance level of daylight admitted through the one or more
transparent portions; and

a processing unit for handling control setpoints, the control setpoints comprising an interior light level setpoint, the processing
unit being operatively connected to the at least one interior sensor;

wherein the processing unit determines a difference between the detected interior light level and the interior light level
setpoint, and wherein the light level of the one or more electric lights and the admittance level of daylight admitted through
the one or more transparent portions are controlled in parallel by operating the at least one electric light controller and
the at least one window treatment controller to, based on the difference between the detected interior light level and the
interior light level setpoint, control the light level of the interior of at least the portion of the building,

wherein the at least one electric light controller receives a level of admitted light through the window treatment from the
at least one window treatment controller;

wherein the at least one window treatment controller receives a status of dimming level from the at least one electric light
controller; and

wherein the at least one electric light controller is operated based on the received level of admitted light through the window
treatment from the at least one window treatment controller, and/or the at least one window treatment controller is operated
based on the received status of dimming level from the at least one electric light controller.

US Pat. No. 9,344,998

MULTI-BAND CHANNEL AGGREGATION

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

1. A method of operating a subscriber station, comprising:
receiving first information comprising a channel aggregation capability announcement;
transmitting second information comprising an indication that the subscriber station is capable of channel aggregation;
receiving channel aggregation information comprising an association of the subscriber station with a downlink aggregated channel,
wherein the downlink aggregated channel comprises a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) channel using
a first plurality of subcarriers aggregated with at least a second OFDM channel using a second plurality of subcarriers, and
wherein the first OFDM channel is received from a first cell, and the second OFDM channel is received from a second cell,
and the first plurality of subcarriers is different than the second plurality of subcarriers; and

receiving data via the downlink aggregated channel.

US Pat. No. 9,342,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING TUBULAR OBJECT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer-readable, non-transitory storage medium storing a program for causing a computer to execute a process the process
comprising:
first generating, at a point where end points of plural line elements are connected, data of a faying surface region between
a first line element, for which a greatest radius among radiuses of the plural line elements is defined, and a second line
element, for which a second greatest radius among the radiuses is defined, by using data of a plurality of line elements for
which a radius and coordinates of both end points are defined and data representing connection relationships between line
elements; and

second generating, for each line element of the plurality of line elements, data of a tubular object that is defined based
on a respective faying surface region generated for each of the line elements; and

rendering the data of the tubular object to display the tubular object on a display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,345,068

ELECTRICAL RESISTOR HEATING

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. An electrical resistor heating circuitry comprising:
an AC power source of at least one phase;
a plurality of heating resistors provided in a spatial arrangement such that a first resistor is positioned at a first end
of the spatial arrangement, a second resistor is positioned a second end of the spatial arrangement, and a third resistor
positioned between the first resistor and the second resistor;

a number of switches provided between the AC power source and the plurality of heating resistors, wherein each of the number
of switches is to be switched between ON and OFF states; and

a power scheduler arranged to adjust the power fed from the AC power source to the plurality of heating resistors at a desired
partial-power level by outputting ON/OFF switching signals to the number of switches,

wherein the power scheduler is to generate the switching signals to cause the first resistor and the second resistor to be
switched ON during a larger number of time intervals over a predefined time period as compared with the third resistor so
that energization of the partial-power level of different heating resistors takes place, at least partially, non-simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,343,525

ALUMINUM NITRIDE SUBSTRATE AND GROUP-III NITRIDE LAMINATE

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

3. A group III nitride layered product, comprising:
an aluminum nitride substrate comprising at least on a surface thereof an aluminum nitride single crystal layer having a principal
plane inclined to “m” axis direction within a range of 0.05° or more and 0.40° or less and inclined to “a” axis direction
within a range of 0.00° or more and 0.24° or less from (0001) plane of the wurzite structure, and

an AlGaInBN layer which satisfies a composition shown by Al1?(x+y+z)GaxInyBzN, wherein x, y, and z are independently a rational number of 0 or more and less than 0.5 respectively, and a sum of x, y,
and z is less than 0.5, on the principal plane of the aluminum nitride single crystal layer of the aluminum nitride substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,340,028

LIQUID STORING DEVICE, LIQUID STORING METHOD AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A liquid storing device comprising at least a tank for storing a liquid, a supply tube that supplies the liquid to the
tank, and a discharge tube that discharges the liquid stored in the tank,
the supply tube diverging at a branch part into an upper supply tube and a lower supply tube,
the branch part being formed by a main tube and a branch tube, and being also a T branch joint diverging in a direction substantially
orthogonal to the main tube,

the main tube being connected in fluid communication with the supply tube on an upstream side thereof, and being connected
in fluid communication with the lower supply tube on a downstream side thereof,

the branch tube being connected in fluid communication with the upper supply tube,
the upper supply tube having an upper supply port in the tank, the upper supply port positioned above a level of the liquid
stored in the tank, and

the lower supply tube having a lower supply port in the tank, the lower supply port positioned below the level of the liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,344,254

TWO OUTER LOOP LINK ADAPTATIONS FOR LEGACY USER EQUIPMENT

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
by a base station operating in a communication channel in a cellular network comprising the base station and a further base
station adapted to use a further communication channel, wherein the communication channel is divided into subframes, wherein
a first part of the subframes of the communication channel is associated in time with a first part of the subframes of the
further communication channel, which is unscheduled by the further base station due to a predefined muting pattern, and wherein
a second part of the subframes of the communication channel is associated in time with a second part of the subframes of the
further communication channel, which is scheduled by the further base station, determining first quality information indicative
of the quality of the first part of the subframes of the communication channel and second quality information indicative of
the quality of the second part of the subframes of the communication channel;

receiving, by the base station, feedback information from the user equipment being indicative for the quality of the communication
channel;

determining a first compensation value based on the first quality information and the feedback information, wherein the first
compensation value is adapted for compensating a difference between the first quality information and the feedback information,
and a second compensation value based on the second quality information and the feedback information, wherein the second compensation
value is adapted for compensating a difference between the second quality information and the feedback information,

adjusting the feedback information based at least in part on the determined first compensation value and the determined second
compensation value, and

configuring the communication channel based on the adjusted feedback information.

US Pat. No. 9,345,099

COLOR EMPHASIS AND PRESERVATION OF OBJECTS USING REFLECTION SPECTRA

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting arrangement configured to illuminate an object, the lighting arrangement configured to emit light of a plurality
of colors, the lighting arrangement comprising a control unit configured to:
determine the type of object to be illuminated;
receive a reflection spectrum of the object;
select control parameters for controlling mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement, the mixed light having an illumination
spectrum matching the reflection spectrum of the object based on predetermined parameters relating to the type of object,
and

control the lighting arrangement for illuminating the object based on the selected control parameters,
wherein the lighting arrangement further comprises a detector in communication with the control unit provided for identifying
the object, and a database storing a plurality of pre-stored reflection spectra, wherein a pre-stored reflection spectrum
of the object is acquired from the database comprising the plurality of pre-stored reflection spectra,

wherein the predetermined parameters comprises a predetermined minimum color rendering index level of the mixed light emitted
by the lighting arrangement, wherein the control unit is configured to select parameters for the mixed light emitted by the
lighting arrangement such that the predetermined minimum color rendering index level is achieved.

US Pat. No. 9,340,931

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IN-SITU CROSS LINKING OF POLYMERS, BITUMEN AND SIMILAR MATERIALS TO INCREASE STRENGTH, TOUGHNESS AND DURABILITY VIA IRRADIATION WITH ELECTRON BEAMS FROM MOBILE ACCELERATORS

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. A system for treating and strengthening a material filling a pothole, said system comprising:
a mobile unit;
at least one electron gun that emits a beam of electrons;
at least one electron accelerator integrated with the mobile unit and positioned to accelerate the beam of electrons; and
at least one beam extraction device comprising a scan coil that emits the accelerated beam of electrons, the at least one
beam extraction device positioned on the mobile unit to irradiate the surface of and treat in-situ, the material filling the
pothole, wherein irradiation of the material filling the pothole by the beam of electrons results in in-situ cross-linking
of the material filling the pothole and therefore a strengthening and increased durability of the material filling the pothole.

US Pat. No. 9,339,591

EMBOLIZATION

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A particle having an interior region and a surface region, a weight percent of a first polymer present in the interior
region being less than a weight percent of the first polymer present at the surface region, the particle having a diameter
of from about ten microns to about 3,000 microns, wherein the first polymer has the formula D-B-[O-(AO)n-B]m-D, in which O is a first oligomeric segment, B is a first coupling segment, A is a second coupling segment, D is a polyfluoro
oligomeric group comprising CF3(CF2)pCH2CH2, m is from one to 20, and n is from zero to 20, and p is from two to 20.

US Pat. No. 9,345,085

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. An illumination apparatus, comprising:
a rectifier configured to be connected to an alternating current (AC) power source and to perform a full-wave rectification
for an applied AC voltage, and to provide a rectified voltage which is full-wave rectified to a light emitting unit as a driving
voltage, the light emitting unit comprising a first light emitting group to an n-th light emitting group, n being a positive
integer of at least two, and configured to emit light by receiving the driving voltage from the rectifier;

a control signal generator configured to generate a switch control signal for controlling a series and parallel connection
relationship between the first light emitting group to the n-th light emitting group according to an average voltage level
per period of the driving voltage, and generate a current control signal for controlling a sequential driving of at least
a portion of the first light emitting group to the n-th light emitting group according to the voltage level of the driving
voltage;

a switch unit configured to perform an on or off operation according to the switch control signal, to selectively transfer
the driving voltage; and

a current controller comprising a first driving current controller to an n-th driving current controller connected to the
first light emitting group to the n-th light emitting group, respectively, the first driving current controller to the n-th
driving current controller configured to be selectively activated according to the current control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,344,567

INTELLIGENT INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING CUSTOMER COMMUNICATIONS

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:
obtaining first user information from a user account stored in a user databank, the first information being associated with
a first call record established during a first previously received call from a user device;

establishing a first identity confidence level based on the first user information;
obtaining second user information from the user account stored in the user databank, the second user information being associated
with a second call record established during a second previously received call from the user device;

establishing a second identity confidence level based on the second user information;
obtaining third user information from the user account stored in the user databank, the third user information being associated
with a third call record established during a third previously received call from the user device;

determining the user account has been verified based on a maximum confidence level that is a combination of the first user
information, the second user information and the third user information; and

enabling the user device to conduct a maximum security transaction during a call based on the established maximum confidence
level.

US Pat. No. 9,343,538

HIGH VOLTAGE DEVICE WITH ADDITIONAL ISOLATION REGION UNDER GATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A method for manufacturing high voltage device, comprising:
providing a substrate having an upper surface;
forming a first isolation structure in the substrate to define a device region, and forming a lower isolation region, wherein
the first isolation structure and the lower isolation region are formed by the same process steps, wherein by forming the
first isolation structure and the lower isolation region in the substrate, the upper surface of the substrate has recessed
portions interfacing the first isolation structure and the lower isolation region, and a flat portion which does not interface
the first isolation structure and the lower isolation region;

forming an upper isolation region by depositing an isolation material on the flat portion of the upper surface of the substrate,
such that the upper isolation region consists of the isolation material on the flat portion of the upper surface of the substrate;

forming a gate on the substrate, the gate partially or totally covering the upper isolation region; and
forming a first conductive type source and a first conductive type drain respectively at both sides of the gate;
wherein the length of the lower isolation region in a direction along an imaginary line connecting the source and the drain
does not exceed one-third length of the upper isolation region.

US Pat. No. 9,341,616

SWEET TASTE RECEPTOR CHIMERIC PROTEINS AND USE THEREOF

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for detecting a sweet taste substance or a sweet taste-regulating substance comprising the steps of:
contacting a test substance with a cell that expresses a T1R2 protein and a T1R3 protein, and
detecting an interaction of the T1R2 protein and/or T1R3 protein and the test substance, wherein
a) the T1R2 protein is selected from the group consisting of:
a1) a chimeric T1R2 protein comprising the region of positions 1 to 470 of the human T1R2 protein, and the region of positions
475 to 843 of the mouse T1R2 protein, which are fused in this order,

a2) a chimeric T1R2 protein comprising the region of positions 1 to 480 of the human T1R2 protein, and the region of positions
485 to 843 of the mouse T1R2 protein, which are fused in this order, and

a3) a chimeric T1R2 protein comprising the region of positions 1 to 489 of the human T1R2 protein, and the region of positions
494 to 843 of the mouse T1R2 protein, which are fused in this order,

and wherein
b) the T1R3 protein is selected from the group consisting of:
b1) a chimeric T1R3 protein comprising the region of positions 1 to 63 of the human T1R3 protein, the region of positions
64 to 539 of the mouse T1R3 protein, and the region of positions 535 to 852 of the human T1R3 protein, which are fused in
this order,

b2) a chimeric T1R3 protein comprising the region of positions 1 to 63 of the mouse T1R3 protein, the region of positions
64 to 162 of the human T1R3 protein, the region of positions 163 to 539 of the mouse T1R3 protein, and the region of positions
535 to 852 of the human T1R3 protein, which are fused in this order, and

b3) a chimeric T1R3 protein comprising the region of positions 1 to 162 of the mouse T1R3 protein, the region of positions
163 to 242 of the human T1R3 protein, the region of positions 243 to 539 of the mouse T1R3 protein, and the region of positions
535 to 852 of the human T1R3 protein, which are fused in this order.

US Pat. No. 9,345,137

PARTIALLY DEPOPULATED INTERCONNECTION ARRAYS FOR PACKAGED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An article of manufacture comprising a first interconnection array configured to mate with a corresponding second interconnection
array, the first interconnection array comprising: an inner sub-array of locations having connectors arranged in rows and
columns separated by a specified pitch; an outer rectangular ring of locations having connectors arranged in rows and columns
separated by the specified pitch, wherein: the outer rectangular ring is separated from the inner sub-array by a depopulated
rectangular ring having a width of at least the specified pitch, wherein the depopulated rectangular ring has no connectors;
the outer rectangular ring has a plurality of empty locations having no connectors; and the plurality of empty locations includes
at least one depopulated set of locations having no connectors that extends from the depopulated rectangular ring to an outer
edge of the interconnection array, wherein: each connector of the inner sub-array is a power connector configured to carry
a power supply voltage; and the outer rectangular ring comprises: one or more signal connectors, each configured to carry
a signal; and one or more power connectors, each configured to carry a power supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,340,267

METHOD FOR DETECTING NAVAL MINES AND NAVAL MINE DETECTION SYSTEM

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, B...

1. A group of vessels having an unmanned surface vessel and an unmanned autonomous underwater vessel, wherein the surface
vessel has a drive and a control device, which is arranged in such a manner that the surface vessel is steered with regard
to the autonomous underwater vessel taking the behavior of the autonomous underwater vessel into account, and the autonomous
underwater vessel comprises a sonar device, for sensing location data in the underwater area and one or more evaluation units,
the evaluation units arranged in such a manner so as to include a detection device for detecting a contact (MILEC) by the
sensed location data, and a classification device for classifying the detected contact (MILEC) as a mine-like contact (MILCO)
or a non-mine-like contact (NONMILCO), wherein the classification is accomplished by comparing the contact (MILEC) with known
mine information so that a mine-like contact (MILCO) can be identified as a mine contact (MINE) or as another object (NOMBO)
and an area of sea can be autonomously cleared.

US Pat. No. 9,342,943

BANKNOTE PROCESSING DEVICE, AND BANKNOTE PROCESSING METHOD

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A banknote processing device, connected to a plurality of operation devices respectively operated by a plurality of users,
which processes banknotes in accordance with commands from the users via the operation devices, the banknote processing device
comprising:
a conveyance section that conveys the banknotes; and
a plurality of banknote storage sections that store the banknotes conveyed by the conveyance section,
wherein the plurality of banknote storage sections includes:
a first dedicated storage section that stores only banknotes processed in accordance with commands from a first user among
the plurality of users, and

a second dedicated storage section that stores only banknotes processed in accordance with commands from a second user among
the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 9,339,859

RECIPROCATING DEVICES FOR FORMING, FOLDING, AND/OR HEMMING AND METHODS THEREFOR

Thermal Structures, Inc.,...

1. A forming device operable upon at least one workpiece, collectively having first and second ends, comprising:
a first tool having a first angled contact surface and a second tool having a second angled contact surface that is complementary
to the first angled contact surface;

wherein the first tool and the second tool are reciprocally operable with respect to one another such that the first angled
contact surface and the second angled contact surface cooperate to simultaneously bend the first and second ends into a first
bend of less than 170 degrees,

wherein the first tool has a central axis and reciprocates along the central axis which is at an angle relative to a central
axis of the second tool and

the first tool having a third angled contact surface and the second tool having a fourth angled contact surface that is complementary
to the third angled contact surface;

wherein the first tool and the second tool are reciprocally operable with respect to one another such that the third angled
contact surface and the fourth angled contact surface cooperate to simultaneously increase an angle of the first bend to at
least 170 degrees upon inversion of the workpiece relative to the first and second tools.

US Pat. No. 9,345,096

LED LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH COLOUR MIXING

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. An LED lighting apparatus comprising:
a colour mixing unit, wherein the colour mixing unit comprises at least a first colour group of LEDs and a second colour group
of LEDs, wherein the LEDs in the colour groups differ by virtue of the light colour;

a power supply for supplying a supply voltage to the colour mixing unit, wherein the supply voltage is in the form of a rectified
AC voltage, wherein a repetition rate of half cycles of the supply voltage defines a voltage frequency; and

a control device for selectively activating and deactivating the colour groups, wherein the colour mixing unit produces a
mixed colour by means of the selectively activated and deactivated colour groups,

wherein a repetition rate of a colour time window defines a colour mixing frequency, wherein the control device is configured
to actuate the colour groups, such that the colour groups are activated within the colour time window in succession to produce
the mixed colour during the colour time window.

US Pat. No. 9,342,986

VEHICLE STATE PREDICTION IN REAL TIME RISK ASSESSMENTS

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A computer based method comprising:
receiving a plurality of vehicle environment inputs, the inputs comprising a current position for each of a plurality of objects
located around a vehicle;

determining, based on the inputs, a possible outcome involving the plurality of objects, the possible outcome comprising a
predicted position for each of the involved objects;

determining a numerical likelihood of occurrence of the possible outcome based on the inputs;
determining, for each of the involved objects, a current risk value for the object based on the current position of the object,
and a predicted risk value for the object based on the predicted position of the object;

determining, for each of the involved objects, a total risk value based on the current risk value and based on the predicted
risk value weighted by the numerical likelihood of occurrence; and

controlling a driver assistance system of the vehicle based on the total risk values of the involved objects;
wherein determining the numerical likelihood of occurrence of the possible outcome comprises:
determining a plurality of memberships by the inputs in a plurality of input membership functions;
combining the memberships into a plurality of permutations of the input membership functions;
mapping the permutations to a plurality of outcome membership functions;
aggregating the outcome membership functions;determining the numerical likelihood of occurrence based on the aggregation.

US Pat. No. 9,339,443

DENTAL RESTORATIVE MATERIAL BASED ON AN ANTIMICROBIALLY ACTIVE COMPOUND

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. Dental restorative material which comprises
(a) at least one antimicrobially active compound of Formula (I)
[AG]m-R1—Z—SP—Y—R2—[WG]p  (I),

wherein the variables have the following meanings:
m=1, 2, 3 or 4;
p=1, 2 or 3;
R1=is absent or a linear or branched C1 to C20 alkylene radical which can be interrupted one or more times by O, S, NH, N+R32, SiR32, OSiR32, CONH, CONR3, COO and/or OCONH, a substituted or unsubstituted, aromatic C6 to C14 radical or a combination thereof;

R2=is absent or a linear or branched C1 to C20 alkylene radical which can be interrupted one or more times by O, S, NH, N+R32, SiR32, OSiR32, CONH, CONR3, COO and/or OCONH, a substituted or unsubstituted, aromatic C6 to C14 radical or a combination thereof;

R3=in each case independently a linear or branched C1 to C20 alkyl radical, a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl or benzyl radical;

AG=an anchor group selected from:

wherein R11a and R11b are independently selected from H, alkyl, aryl or —Si(alkyl)3,


wherein R16 is independently selected from alkoxy, aryloxy, Cl, alkyl or aryl,


wherein R17a is selected from alkoxy, aryloxy, Cl or OH, and R17b and R17c are each independently selected from alkoxy, aryloxy, Cl, OH, alkyl or aryl,

WG=an antimicrobially active group;
Y=is absent, O, S, NH, N+R32, an ester, amide or urethane group,

Z=is absent, O, S, NH, N+R32, an ester, amide or urethane group;

or a filler that is surface-modified with at least one compound of Formula (I);
(b) at least one radically polymerizable monomer; and
(c) at least one initiator for the radical polymerization.

US Pat. No. 9,344,850

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING, SYNCHRONIZING, AND REPORTING TELECOMMUNICATION CALL EVENTS

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a receiver for receiving an incoming phone call at a called mobile communication device;
a location information receiver for receiving location information of said called mobile communication device receiving said
incoming phone call;

a trigger to:
trigger recording of an association of said incoming phone call with said location information of said called mobile communication
device into a call history log; and

correlate a contact record to the incoming phone call based on a matching of a telephone number of the incoming call to a
telephone number stored in the contact record;

a map generator link, in said call history log, to generate a given link to a graphical illustration of a location of said
called mobile communication device at a time said incoming phone call was made; and

a contact link generator to generate another link to the contact record.

US Pat. No. 9,344,780

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICES AND METHOD

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A communication control device, comprising:
a receiving processing portion configured to receive a control signal from a partner device;
a communication control processing portion configured to, upon receiving the control signal, perform communication control
processing in accordance with a first one of a plurality of processing levels, each of which corresponds to a number of processing
steps to be performed by the communication control processing portion, to thereby generate a response signal;

a transmission processing portion configured to transmit the generated response signal to the partner device;
a processing time measurement portion configured to measure a time that is consumed by the communication control processing
portion for performing the communication control processing; and

a processing level setting portion configured to compare the measured processing time with a predetermined response processing
time, and to thereby select a second one of the plurality of processing levels for the communication control processing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,344,083

METHOD FOR OPENING/CLOSING OF A SECURE HANDS-FREE ACCESS BY DETECTION OF MOVEMENT OF A LOWER MEMBER OF A USER

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for opening/closing an access (102) in hands-free access mode made secure by detection of movement of a lower member (3, 4) of a user by a remote access system, this access system comprising at least two means of detection (1, 2) which each emit a signal whose variations (10, 12; 31, 33, 35) are analyzed, the method comprising:
validating detection of a movement of the lower member of the user (3, 4) by application of a double verification step according to a criterion for identification of a form of variation (F2) of each signal's derivative function with a model form of said movement (23), and according to a criterion for simultaneity of detection of the forms of variation (25) identified on the signal's derivative function,

wherein the form of variation (F2) to be verified includes points (A, B,) between two slopes of opposite signs of V-shaped type,

wherein the identification criterion comprises detecting times (tA, tB) of critical changes in variation of slope inclination
of the form of variation (F2), corresponding to a first one of said points (A) and a second one of said points (B) of the form of variation (F2), in order to acquire values of the critical changes in variation of slope inclination (dAsA, dAsB) at the first point (A)
and at the second point (B),

determining values of a ratio R of variation in instantaneous amplitude and of duration EtA of travel of the form of variation
(F2), and

comparing (61, 63, 59) these values of critical variations in slope inclination (dAsA, dAsB), of the ratio R of variation in amplitude, and of
duration EtA of the form of variation (F2) with predefined threshold values (Amin, Bmin; Etmax; Rmin).

US Pat. No. 9,345,046

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED CHANNEL ACCESS FOR D2D COMMUNICATIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User Equipment (UE) arranged to perform device-to-device (D2D) distributed channel access in a 3GPP-LTE network, the UE
having physical-layer (PHY) circuitry and media-access control (MAC) layer circuitry arranged to:
transmit a connection identifier (CID) code at a beginning of a contention window to request channel access for a D2D transmission
to a receiving device, wherein links for D2D transmissions from a transmitting device to a receiving device are identified
by a CID and each CID is mapped to a CID code, wherein CID codes are configured to be transmitted concurrently at the beginning
of the contention window by transmitting devices requesting an allocation of channel resources for a D2D transmission;

receive a bandwidth grant from the receiving device, the bandwidth grant being transmitted by the receiving device in response
to receipt of a CID code associated with the receiving device, the bandwidth grant being received during the contention window,
along with bandwidth grants, transmitted by other receiving devices for other CIDs, the bandwidth grants being received sequentially
during the contention window in an order based on a priority level of the CID, the priority level used by receiving devices
to allocate bandwidth on a shared data channel to transmitting devices; and

transmit data after reception of the bandwidth grants in time-frequency resources of the shared data channel indicated in
an associated one of the bandwidth grants.

US Pat. No. 9,344,815

METHOD FOR AUGMENTING HEARING

Symphonic Audio Technolog...

1. A method for augmenting sound, comprising:
at a mobile computing device and a connected audio output device, outputting a tone in a hearing test, wherein outputting
the tone includes outputting a first audible tone comprising a first frequency, recording a first volume adjustment for the
first audible tone by the user, outputting a second audible tone comprising a second frequency, recording a second volume
adjustment for the second audible tone by the user;

based on a response to the tone entered by a user, generating a hearing profile for the user and corresponding to the mobile
computing device and the connected audio output device, wherein generating the hearing profile comprises selecting a particular
hearing model from a set of hearing models based on a difference between the first volume adjustment and the second volume
adjustment, each hearing model in the set of hearing models comprising a hearing test result corresponding to a previous patient,
generating the hearing profile for the user based on the particular hearing model result, and associating the hearing profile
with an identifier of the mobile computing device, associating the hearing profile with an identifier of the connected audio
output device, and storing the hearing profile in an account assigned to the user;

receiving an audio signal at the mobile computing device;
qualifying the audio signal as a particular audio type from a set of audio types;
selecting, from a set of sound profiles, a particular sound profile corresponding to the particular audio type;
at the mobile computing device, transforming the audio signal into a processed audio signal according to both the particular
sound profile and the hearing profile of the user; and

outputting the processed audio signal at the connected audio output device.

US Pat. No. 9,342,985

TRAFFIC CONDITION DATA PROVIDING METHOD USING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND NAVIGATION DEVICE PERFORMING THE SAME

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A navigation device comprising:
a travelling path displaying unit that searches a travelling path to a destination set by a user and displays the travelling
path on map data;

a traffic condition data receiving unit that receives traffic condition data from a content managing server through a wireless
communication device in response to a request to provide a traffic condition data over the travelling path, wherein the traffic
condition data includes a real-time image of traffic at a first point of interest over the travelling path and a real-time
message of a variable message sign for traffic, wherein the variable message sign is positioned at a second point of interest
over the travelling path,

wherein receiving the traffic condition data includes receiving traffic condition data corresponding to a point of interest
(POI) over the travelling path by analyzing the POI; and

a traffic condition data providing unit that provides the user with the received traffic condition data having both the real-time
image of traffic corresponding to the first point of interest over the travelling path and the real-time message of the variable
message sign corresponding to the second point of interest over the travelling path,

wherein the traffic condition data providing unit provides traffic condition data associated with the map data based at least
in part on a user's position and movement along the travelling path.

US Pat. No. 9,342,960

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING ITEM LOTTERY SERVICE

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A method for managing an item lottery service, the managing method implemented in a computer comprising a processor and
a memory coupled with the processor, comprising:
displaying by the processor, using a lottery apparatus display unit, at least one item lottery apparatus for drawing lots
for at least one item among usable items in an online game on one part of an item lottery service screen of a user terminal;

displaying by the processor, using an information screen display unit, an information screen with information regarding the
usage of the item lottery service on a part of the item lottery service screen, other than a part where the item lottery apparatus
is displayed;

sensing by the processor a usage input of at least one drawing of a lot from the user terminal for any one of the at least
one item lottery apparatus; and

displaying by the processor, within the information screen, using the information screen display unit, information of at least
one item determined as being won, according to the usage input, from among at least one winnable item from any one item lottery
apparatus,

wherein ranking information predetermined according to an item effect is set in at least one item determined as being won
in each of the at least one item lottery apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,345,081

LED DRIVER SYSTEM, CONTROLLER AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driver system, comprising:
a LED converter at least comprising a main switch, the LED converter configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage
to drive a LED load;

a sensing circuit having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is coupled to the LED load,
the sensing circuit configured to generate a feedback signal on the output terminal according to a load current through the
LED load;

an over-shoot detecting circuit coupled to the sensing circuit and further receiving a second reference signal, the over-shoot
detecting circuit configured to generate an over-shoot signal according to the load current and the second reference signal;

a logic circuit configured to receive the over-shoot signal and a control signal, and to generate a switching signal accordingly
to control the main switch ON and OFF, wherein the control signal is generated according to the feedback signal and a first
reference signal; and

wherein the second reference signal is larger than the first reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,343,311

SUBSTRATE TREATMENT METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate treatment method for introducing a dopant into a surface of a silicon substrate, the method comprising:
a hydrogen annealing step of heating a substrate having an oxide film formed on a surface thereof in a hydrogen-containing
atmosphere with the oxide film remaining thereon to reduce said oxide film with hydrogen and hydrogen-terminate silicon at
an interface between said oxide film and said substrate; and

an introduction step of supplying a chemical solution containing a dopant to the surface of said substrate to introduce the
dopant into said surface after said hydrogen annealing step.

US Pat. No. 9,342,975

FIRST RESPONDER WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTING WITH AUTOMATIC CALLBACK AND LOCATION TRIGGERING

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A method for providing location-based information to a first responder device, comprising:
triggering an automatic callback, from a physical emergency services server, to a given callback phone number from a first
responder wireless device, with a callback communication data message transmitted to said first responder wireless device;

obtaining, at said physical emergency services server, a current location fix on said first responder wireless device in response
to said triggered automatic callback from said first responder wireless device; and

communicating location-based information to said first responder wireless device based on said location fix obtained by said
physical emergency services server.

US Pat. No. 9,342,060

ADAPTIVE CONTROL FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method for adaptively controlling a gas turbine engine, comprising:
generating model parameter data as a function of prediction error data, which model parameter data includes at least one model
parameter that accounts for off-nominal operation of the engine and at least one model parameter that accounts for nominal
operation of the engine, wherein the engine is configured for an airplane propulsion system;

at least partially compensating an on-board model for the prediction error data using the model parameter data;
generating model term data using the on-board model, wherein the on-board model includes at least one model term that accounts
for the off-nominal operation of the engine, the model term comprises a mathematical equation, and the model term data comprises
one or more terms of the mathematical equation;

respectively updating one or more model parameters and one or more model terms of a model-based control algorithm with the
model parameter data and model term data; and

generating one or more effector signals using the model-based control algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,345,130

CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN AND TOUCH PANEL COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A conductive substrate comprising:
a transparent substrate, and
a conductive pattern comprising a conductive line provided on the transparent substrate,
wherein the conductive pattern comprises two or more conductive lines spaced from each other in a longitudinal direction of
the conductive line, and a distance between nearest-adjacent ends of two or more conductive lines spaced from each other is
15 ?m or less,

wherein the conductive pattern comprises one or more selected from the group consisting of metal and a metal alloy,
wherein the conductive pattern comprises an irregular pattern including an edge structure of continuously connected closed
figures, with the closed figures not having the same shape in a predetermined unit area (1 cm×1 cm) in the irregular pattern,
and with the number of vertexes of the closed figures being different from the number of vertexes of the same number of quadrangles
as the closed figures.

US Pat. No. 9,345,028

TTI BUNDLING BASED ON COMMUNICATION TYPE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
receiving into a radio access network (RAN), over an air interface from a user equipment device (UE), an indication of a wireless
communication, wherein the wireless communication is of a particular quality of service and a particular type;

responsive to receiving the indication, (i) determining by the RAN the particular type of the wireless communication and (ii)
determining by the RAN, based at least in part on the determined particular type of the wireless communication, that the RAN
should invoke transmission time interval (TTI) bundling with a bundling size, N, for transmitting data of the wireless communication
between the RAN and the UE, wherein N>1; and

responsive to determining that the RAN should invoke TTI bundling with the bundling size N for transmitting data of the wireless
communication between the RAN and the UE, the RAN invoking TTI bundling with the bundling size N for transmitting the data
of the wireless communication between the RAN and the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,345,119

TARGETS AND PROCESSES FOR FABRICATING SAME

Board of Regents of the N...

1. A hemispherical target comprising a metal layer comprising a first metal layer and a second metal layer, the first and
second metal layers being separated by another layer, and defining a hollow, concave inner surface having an internal apex
and a distance of less than about 15 ?m between two opposing points of the internal apex, the target further defining a convex
outer surface and a base positioned opposite the internal apex.
US Pat. No. 9,340,612

STABLE AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS OF ADALIMUMAB

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

1. A buffered aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising:
(i) adalimumab;
(ii) buffer; and
(iii) stabilizer;
wherein the composition is free of both polyol and surfactant, has a pH of about 5 to about 6, and is stable for one week
at 40° C. or two weeks at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 9,341,831

OPTICAL SYSTEM WITH CATADIOPTRIC OPTICAL SUBSYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An optical system comprising:
a catadioptric subsystem configured to collect light from an object;
a refractive subsystem configured to form an image of the object through the catadioptric subsystem; and
a baffle arranged along an optical axis of the optical system and configured to block light, which travels toward the refractive
subsystem without being reflected by the catadioptric subsystem, to form a shielded portion in a center of an exit pupil plane
of the optical system,

wherein the catadioptric subsystem includes a partially transparent surface around the optical axis so that transmissivity
of a region, other than the shielded portion, in the exit pupil plane varies in a radial direction of the exit pupil plane.

US Pat. No. 9,339,339

MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A SURGERY THROUGH A BODY OPENING

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A medical device configured to be inserted into a patient's body opening for facilitating a surgery, the medical device
comprising:
a flexible member configured to be placed within the body opening so as to cover a portion of the body opening, the flexible
member having a sidewall defining a lumen configured to receive an implant, the flexible member including:

a distal end portion having a closed end that closes the lumen of the flexible member,
a proximal end portion having an open end configured to receive a portion of the implant, the proximal end portion configured
to extend out of the patient's body opening to cover an area around the patient's body opening, and

the sidewall including an elongate portion, the elongate portion joining the proximal end portion and the distal end portion,
the lumen extending through the elongate portion, the elongate portion having an outer surface configured to contact body
material inside the patient's body and an inner surface configured to contact the portion of the implant as the implant is
inserted into the elongate portion via the open end, the inner surface including an active agent to promote sterility during
a surgical procedure, the outer surface including an adhesive coating to assist with maintaining a position of the flexible
member within the body opening,

wherein the sidewall of the flexible member includes a flexible material adapted to conform to a shape of an anatomical structure
of an inner surface of the body opening, the flexible member being devoid of an opening through the sidewall before a surgical
procedure, the flexible member configured to be pierced by a piercing needle during the surgical procedure thereby creating
the opening through the sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,340,636

THIOL-CONTAINING DUAL CURE POLYMERS AND METHODS USING SAME

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A composition comprising a vinyl sulfone monomer, a thiol monomer, and an acrylate monomer, wherein the thiol equivalent
concentration is substantially equal to one selected from the group consisting of: the vinyl sulfone equivalent concentration;
and the sum of the vinyl sulfone equivalent concentration and the acrylate equivalent concentration.

US Pat. No. 9,344,338

FACILITATING FILE TRANSFERS USING AN ICON

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
providing a stand-alone graphical object that represents a first user of a communications program that facilitates communications
across a network, the stand-alone graphical object being configured to allow a user to perform an action otherwise available
through an interface of the communications program regardless of whether the interface of the communications program is running
when an operation corresponding to the action is performed via the stand-alone graphical object;

detecting, using at least one processor, that a second user has positioned a first icon representing a file to be transferred
from the second user to the first user of the communications program on or near the stand-alone graphical object; and

sending the file represented by the first icon to the first user of the communications program regardless of whether the interface
of the communications program is running.

US Pat. No. 9,344,103

HIGH-RESOLUTION TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER AND METHOD THEREOF

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A circuit comprising:
a rectifier configured to receive a first clock signal and a second clock signal and output a rectified signal, wherein the
second clock signal is the same as the first clock signal except for an offset in timing;

a low-pass filter configured to receive the rectified signal and output a filtered signal; and
an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the filtered signal into a digital signal.

US Pat. No. 9,343,528

PROCESS OF FORMING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A TERMINATION REGION INCLUDING AN INSULATING REGION

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A process of forming an electronic device comprising:
providing a substrate and a semiconductor layer overlying the substrate, wherein the semiconductor layer has a primary surface
and an opposite surface, wherein the substrate is closer to the opposite surface than the primary surface;

removing portions of the semiconductor layer to define a first trench, wherein the first trench lies within a termination
region of the electronic device;

forming a first insulating layer to fill the first trench to form a first insulating region within the termination region,
wherein the first insulating region extends a depth into the semiconductor layer, wherein the depth is less than 50% of the
thickness of the semiconductor layer;

forming a vertical region in the termination region, the vertical region extending a depth greater than the first trench,
wherein in a finished device, the first insulating region is disposed between the vertical region and an electronic component
region;

forming a doped region immediately adjacent to the first trench, wherein a peak doping concentration of the doped region is
in a range of 0.5 to 1.5 orders of magnitude higher than the semiconductor layer; and

forming a field electrode over the first insulating region.

US Pat. No. 9,340,285

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR CARRYING AN EXTERNAL LOAD WITH AN AIRCRAFT, AND AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A suspension system for carrying an external load with an aircraft, the suspension system comprising:
a coupling device for carrying the external load, the coupling device comprising a coupling member suitable for carrying a
sling;

a return device tending to place the coupling device in a storage position while fastened to the aircraft absent the external
load while allowing the coupling device to move towards a working position when the external load is present;

wherein the return device comprises:
a linkage provided with a plurality of rigid bars that are hinged so that two adjacent bars are hinged to each other in order
to apply a non-linear force to the coupling device, the linkage being suitable for fastening to a load-carrier structure of
the aircraft;

a tie connecting the linkage to the coupling device; and
a spring member fastened to a bar of the linkage and suitable for being connected to the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,345,121

WAVEGUIDE-BASED APPARATUS FOR EXCITING AND SUSTAINING A PLASMA

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an electromagnetic waveguide comprising a first end, a second end spaced from the first end along a first direction, and an
interior region between the first end and the second end, wherein the electromagnetic waveguide is configured to support propagation
of an electromagnetic wave in the first direction between the first end and the second end;

a first wall having a first aperture;
a second wall opposite to the first wall and having a second aperture, wherein the first wall and the second wall at least
partially define the interior region along a second direction nonparallel with the first direction; and

an electromagnetic-field shaping structure within the electromagnetic waveguide, the electromagnetic-field shaping structure
defining a channel therein extending from the first aperture to the second aperture, the channel having an axis extending
in the second direction,

wherein a distance between the first aperture and the second aperture in the second direction is less than a width of the
interior region in the second direction both at the first end and at the second end.

US Pat. No. 9,345,014

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system, comprising:
a user terminal; and
a plurality of base stations configured to perform Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) communication with the user terminal, wherein
each of the plurality of base stations is configured to perform the CoMP communication with the user terminal by using a downlink
frame, the downlink frame including

a control domain for transmitting downlink control information, and
a data domain for transmitting downlink user data,
each of the plurality of base stations comprises a transmitter configured to transmit the downlink control information, to
the user terminal, by using the data domain in the downlink frame in place of the control domain in the downlink frame, when
the CoMP communication with the user terminal is performed,

when transmitting the downlink control information to the user terminal by using the data domain in the downlink frame, the
transmitter is configured to transmit the downlink control information by using a particular frequency resource in the data
domain, and

the transmitter is further configured to transmit information indicating the particular frequency resource to the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,343,280

MULTI-PRESSURE STAGE MASS SPECTROMETER AND METHODS

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A mass spectrometer, comprising:
a plurality of guide stages for guiding ions between an ion source and an ion detector along a guide axis;
an ion interface for guiding a transport gas and ions entrained therein, said ion interface comprising a casing having a sampling
inlet in flow communication with an ion source that ionizes particles of interest and an outlet in communication with a first
one of said plurality of guide stages and that slows said transport gas to a generally laminar flow in a laminar flow region;

each of said guide stages contained within one of a plurality of adjacent chambers;
said ion interface and said guide stages defining a continuous flow path from said ion source to said ion detector, for guiding
said transport gas and ions entrained therein from said ion source by way of said sampling inlet to said ion detector and
wherein said transport gas is provided from said laminar flow region to said guide stages;

at least one pump in flow communication with said plurality of chambers to establish a pressure regime in said plurality of
chambers, and along said guide axis

in which pressure in each of said plurality of chambers is reduced downstream along said guide axis, and the pressure between
said ion interface and a first one of said plurality of chambers differs at a location in said first one of said plurality
of chambers by about an order of magnitude, and the pressure at a location in said first one of said plurality of chambers
differs from the pressure at a location in a second one of said plurality of chambers by about an order of magnitude, and
wherein said pressure regime provides a non-abrupt pressure gradient along said guide axis, to smoothly guide ions entrained
in said transport gas along said guide axis from stage to stage of said plurality of guide stages.

US Pat. No. 9,339,903

ROTARY DRIVING MECHANISM AND HOLDING DEVICE USING THE SAME

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A holding device configured to hold and rotate a workpiece, the holding device comprising:
a support stand;
an air feeding assembly comprising:
a bearing base coupled to the support stand and defining an inner circular surface,
a rotating member rotatably received in the bearing base in resistance with the inner circular surface, the rotating member
having two circular grooves at an outer periphery thereof and two channels defined therein, each circular groove being in
fluid communication with at least one of the channels,

two first ventilating joints coupled to the bearing base and respectively in fluid communication with the circular grooves,
and

two second ventilating joints coupled to the rotating member and respectively in fluid communication with the channels; and
a holding assembly comprising:
a driver coupled to the rotating member and communicating with the second ventilating joints, and
a holding member coupled to the driver;
wherein the driver is configured to drive the holding member to move, and the rotating member is configured to rotate the
holding member.

US Pat. No. 9,345,134

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a circuit board having a first surface;
a ground pattern provided on the first surface of the circuit board;
a wiring pattern provided on the first surface of the circuit board, through which a signal or power is to be supplied, the
wiring pattern including a first pattern disposed between the ground pattern and a first edge of the circuit board, and a
second pattern disposed separately from the first pattern and between the ground pattern and a second edge of the circuit
board that is different from the first edge;

a conductive reinforcing plate covering the ground pattern and the wiring pattern, and electrically connected with the ground
pattern; and

an insulating adhesive member provided between the conductive reinforcing plate and the wiring pattern, and adhesively bonding
the circuit board and the conductive reinforcing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,344,526

DISK BLOCKING STREAMING

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for executing an application in a virtual machine running on a local user system, wherein the virtual machine
accesses a virtual disk, the method comprising:
installing a modified image of the application onto a file system of the virtual disk, wherein the modified image does not
contain executable code or data of the application;

updating, during the installation of the modified image, a data structure maintained by a virtual machine monitor (VMM) of
the virtual machine to indicate that contents for each disk block allocated by the file system to store portions of the modified
image of the application that should contain executable code or data should be streamed from a remote location; and

consulting the data structure by the VMM upon a request of a disk block during execution of the application in the virtual
machine to determine whether to stream the content from a remote location.

US Pat. No. 9,343,997

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY LOADS

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for controlling power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical load, the load control device
comprising:
a thyristor adapted to be electrically coupled between the AC power source and the electrical load, the thyristor having first
and second main terminals through which current can be conducted to energize the electrical load and a gate terminal through
which current can be conducted to render the thyristor conductive between the first and second main terminals;

a gate coupling circuit electrically coupled to the first main terminal of the thyristor and arranged to conduct current through
the gate terminal of the thyristor;

a controllable switching circuit electrically coupled in series between the gate coupling circuit and the gate terminal of
the thyristor and configured to conduct current through the gate terminal of the thyristor; and

a control circuit configured to render the controllable switching circuit conductive and to control the gate coupling circuit
to conduct a pulse of current through the gate terminal of the thyristor at a firing time during a present half-cycle of the
AC power source to render the thyristor conductive, the control circuit being configured to control the gate coupling circuit
to allow the gate coupling circuit to conduct at least one other pulse of current through the gate terminal of the thyristor
after the firing time during the present half-cycle, the control circuit being further configured to render the controllable
switching circuit non-conductive before the end of the present half-cycle to prevent any further pulses of current from being
thereafter conducted through the gate terminal of the thyristor during the present half-cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,342,791

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREND AWARE SELF-CORRECTING ENTITY RELATIONSHIP EXTRACTION

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a selected entity on a network-based transaction system;
accessing a database to retrieve one or more entity relationships based on the selected entity;
determining a set of related entities based on the one or more entity relationships, the determining includes calculating
edge strengths between the selected entity and the set of related entities based on community behavior tracked by the network
based transaction system;

generating a set of recommended entities from among the set of related entities based on at least a velocity score of each
of the related entities, the velocity comprising a measure of directional change in popularity; and

displaying the set of recommended entities.

US Pat. No. 9,341,347

METHOD FOR MOUNTING LIGHTING MODULES AND EQUIPMENT THEREFOR

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for mounting planar lighting modules on a mounting surface, the method comprising:
providing on opposite sides of at least one of said lighting modules fixing indentations opening on said opposite sides,
providing the stiffening bars with flanges which extend around lateral lobes extending into said indentations,
superimposing the stiffening bars on the opposite sides of the lighting module with said flanges bearing against the lighting
module around the indentations in said opposite sides, and

fixing to the mounting surface the stiffening bars superimposed on the opposite sides of the lighting module with the opposite
sides of the lighting module sandwiched between the stiffening bars and the mounting surface, whereby the stiffening bars
urge the lighting module toward the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 9,341,177

AIR COMPRESSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Sandvik Intellectual Prop...

1. An air compressor system, comprising:
an air compressor having an air inlet and an air outlet, the air compressor configured to compress air from the air inlet
and to deliver compressed air to the air outlet;

an output control configured to control an amount of compressed air delivered by the air compressor;
a receiver including an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the receiver in communication with the air outlet of the compressor
via a primary discharge passage, wherein the receiver stores compressed air from the air compressor;

a working air outlet valve at the outlet of the air compressor and in communication with the outlet of the receiver, the working
air outlet valve configured to deliver at least some of a volume of stored compressed air as a working air to a device with
an air application when the working air outlet valve is open;

a working air pressure sensor configured to measure an air pressure of the working air downstream of the working air outlet
valve; and

a controller in communication with an adjustable inlet valve that is in communication with the air inlet of the air compressor
and with the working air pressure sensor,

wherein the device with an air application has a working air requirement,
wherein at least one of an RPM of an engine and a clutch control is adjusted to control the volume of compressed air delivered
to the air outlet of the compressor based on a comparison of measured air pressure of the working air downstream of the working
air outlet valve with the working air requirement,

wherein the air compressor system further comprises a system to take the air compressor on and off load, the system to take
the air compressor on and off load including an evacuation pump, an evacuation pump inlet line, and an evacuation pump outlet
line,

wherein the evacuation pump inlet line is connected via an evacuation pump isolation valve to an upstream side of a first
non-return valve located in the primary discharge passage, and

wherein the evacuation pump outlet line is connected via a second non-return valve to a downstream side of the first non-return
valve.

US Pat. No. 9,340,003

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit board, comprising:
providing a first core layer, a second core material layer, and a central dielectric material layer, wherein the first core
layer comprises a core dielectric layer and a core circuit layer, the core circuit layer is disposed on the core dielectric
layer and has a laser resistant pattern, the laser resistant pattern is located at a boundary of the pre-removing area, the
laser resistant pattern is a portion of the core circuit layer and is physically independent from the rest of the core circuit
layer, the second core material layer is disposed on the first core layer, and the central dielectric material layer is disposed
between the first core layer and the second core material layer;

pressing the first core layer, the second core material layer, and the central dielectric material layer to form a composite
circuit structure, wherein a pre-removing area is defined on the composite circuit structure, and at least a portion of the
core circuit layer is located within the pre-removing area;

removing a portion of the central dielectric material layer located at the boundary of the pre-removing area and a portion
of the second core material layer located at the boundary of the pre-removing area by laser etching; and

removing a portion of the central dielectric material layer located within the pre-removing area and a portion of the second
core material layer located within the pre-removing area to form a central dielectric layer and a second core layer.

US Pat. No. 9,345,115

DISTRIBUTED LIGHT FIXTURE BEACON TRANSMISSION

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A light fixture comprising:
a sensor unit and a light intensity controller; wherein
the sensor unit comprises;
a sensor, the sensor operative to generate a sense signal base on at least one of sensed motion or light;
communication circuitry, the communication circuitry operative to maintain a link with a network;
a controller, the controller operative to:
manage communication with the network;
manage transmission of beacons through the wireless communication circuitry, wherein the beacons include information associated
with the fixture, and wherein managing transmission of the beacons comprises transmitting beacon continuously over time;

generate dimming control base on at least one of the sensed signal and communication from the network; and wherein
the light intensity controller is configured to receive the dimming control and operative to adjust an emitted light intensity
of a luminaire of the light fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,345,127

MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A multilayer wiring board comprising:
a multilayer body including a plurality of insulating layers stacked on each other, the multilayer wiring board including:
a ground electrode located at a center or approximate center of one principal surface of the multilayer body;
a plurality of individual electrodes located at an outer edge of the one principal surface of the multilayer body; and
a surface insulating film including an interelectrode insulating portion and a surface covering portion, the interelectrode
insulating portion covering an edge portion of the ground electrode to provide insulation between the ground electrode and
each of the plurality of individual electrodes, the surface covering portion being disposed on a surface of the ground electrode
to divide the ground electrode into a plurality of regions; wherein

at least a central portion of the ground electrode located at the center or the approximate center of the one principal surface
of the multilayer body is exposed to an outside of the multilayer body.

US Pat. No. 9,339,730

METHOD, SERVER, TERMINAL, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR PROVIDING GAME

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A server for providing a game over a network to a remote user terminal, the server comprising:
an item value determination unit configured to determine an item value of an item;
an item color determination unit configured to determine a color representing the determined item value;
an item display control unit configured to control a display of the item on a game screen depending on the determined color;
an item acquisition unit configured to perform an item acquisition procedure to add the item to a list of acquired items in
an item list storage unit, wherein the item acquisition unit comprises an item conversion unit, the item conversion unit configured
to, in response to receiving a conversion request over the network from the remote user terminal:

select the item from a plurality of items, the selected item having fixed specific item information, and
convert an unfixed item, which is purchased with a predetermined unfixed item purchase cost and has unfixed item information,
to the selected item having fixed specific item information.

US Pat. No. 9,343,296

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR DEPOSITING SIC/SICN FILMS VIA CROSS-METATHESIS REACTIONS WITH ORGANOMETALLIC CO-REACTANTS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a SiC/SiCN film layer on a surface of a semiconductor substrate in a processing chamber, the method
comprising:
introducing a silicon-containing film-precursor into the processing chamber;
introducing an organometallic ligand transfer reagent into the processing chamber, wherein the organometallic ligand transfer
regent comprises zinc;

adsorbing the silicon-containing film-precursor, the organometallic ligand transfer reagent, or both onto the surface under
conditions whereby either or both form an adsorption-limited layer;

reacting the silicon-containing film-precursor with the organometallic ligand transfer reagent at a temperature of between
about 20 and 100° C., after either or both have formed the adsorption-limited layer, to form the film layer and a byproduct
which contains substantially all of the metal zinc of the organometallic ligand transfer reagent; and

removing the byproduct from the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,344,658

NEGATIVE BIASED SUBSTRATE FOR PIXELS IN STACKED IMAGE SENSORS

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A pixel cell, comprising:
a photodiode disposed within a first substrate of a first semiconductor chip for accumulating an image charge in response
to light incident upon the photodiode;

a transfer transistor disposed within the first substrate of the first semiconductor chip and coupled to the photodiode to
transfer the image charge from the photodiode;

a bias voltage generation circuit disposed within a second semiconductor chip for generating a bias voltage, wherein the bias
voltage generation circuit is coupled to the first substrate of the first semiconductor chip to bias the photodiode with the
bias voltage, wherein the bias voltage is a negative voltage with respect to a ground voltage of a second substrate of the
second semiconductor chip; and

a floating diffusion disposed within the second substrate of the second semiconductor chip such that the first substrate in
which the photodiode is disposed is biased at the negative voltage with respect to the ground voltage of the second substrate
in which the floating diffusion is disposed, wherein the transfer transistor is coupled to transfer the image charge from
the photodiode on the first semiconductor chip to the floating diffusion on the second semiconductor chip.

US Pat. No. 9,345,124

CHIP AND CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A chip structure, disposed on a printed circuit board provided with an element layer and a copper grounding layer, comprising:
a chip body disposed on the element layer and having a plurality of power pins;
a power line disposed on the element layer for supplying electric power to the chip body;
a plurality of power input lines, each of which has a body disposed on the copper grounding layer, wherein two ends of the
power input line are disposed on the element layer, and the body of the power input line is connected with the two ends thereof
through corresponding through holes of the printed circuit board;

a plurality of bypass capacitors, each of which has one end connected with the power pins of the chip body through the element
layer and the other end connected with the power line through the power input line; and

a heat dissipation unit disposed on a back surface of the chip body, wherein the heat dissipation unit is an exposed copper
structure disposed on the back surface of the chip body, and a portion of the copper grounding layer is excavated from the
back surface of the chip body for providing the exposed copper structure;

wherein the body of the power input line is connected with one end of the power input line through a first through hole of
the printed circuit board, and the body of the power input line is connect with the other end of the power input line through
a second through hole of the printed circuit board;

the end of the power input line is connected with the bypass capacitors, and the other end of the power input line is connected
with the power line.

US Pat. No. 9,343,679

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MULTIPLE-SURFACE IMPOSITION VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, MULTIPLE-SURFACE IMPOSITION VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK OBTAINED THEREFROM, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for producing a multiple-surface imposition vapor deposition mask formed by arranging a plurality of masks in
an open space in a frame by dividing the plurality of masks in lengthwise and crosswise directions of the open space, comprising
the steps of:
preparing the frame;
attaching a plurality of metal masks provided with slits, and a resin film material positioned on front surface sides of the
plurality of metal masks, to the frame; and

producing a resin mask by processing the resin film material, and forming openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced
by vapor deposition in a plurality of rows lengthwise and crosswise.

US Pat. No. 9,343,263

ION IMPLANTER, BEAM ENERGY MEASURING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MEASURING BEAM ENERGY

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. An ion implanter comprising:
a beam collimator that has a focus on a beam reference trajectory and deflects a plurality of beam trajectories, directed
from the focus to the beam collimator at different respective incident angles on a plane containing the beam reference trajectory,
at different deflection angles in accordance with the respective incident angles so that each of the plurality of beam trajectories
is parallel to the beam reference trajectory under a target beam energy;

a parallelism measuring unit that measures a beam parallelism, representing an error of a beam angle in a direction in the
plane, the direction being perpendicular to the beam reference trajectory, of an ion beam passing through the beam collimator
at a downstream of the beam collimator; and

an energy calculating unit that calculates an energy deviation amount of the ion beam from the target beam energy based on
the beam parallelism.

US Pat. No. 9,344,369

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTED QUALITY OF SERVICE ENFORCEMENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A grid router for routing data over a grid sessionwise, comprising:
a plurality of devices configured to forward data according to sessions over an unreliable network between said devices, said
devices comprising a first multiplicity of ingress units to receive said session data from devices external to said network,
a second multiplicity of mailbox units to handle said session data after receiving said session data from said ingress units,
and a third multiplicity of egress units to forward said session data to said devices external to said network after receiving
said session data from said ingress units, said mailbox units, and said egress units being connected in a CLOS network such
that each mailbox unit is accessible by each ingress unit and each egress unit; and

a distributed entity, configured to assign each one of said sessions respectively to a specific mailbox unit and to a specific
egress unit and further to provide quality of service (QoS) levels defined for each said session in the presence of congestion
in one of: said network and said devices,

wherein at least one of the devices comprises a transport unit having a work queue from which said data is transported across
a link subject to congestion with acknowledgement to said transport unit, said data remaining in said work queue after being
transported, said data added to a completion queue of said transport unit and removed from said work queue responsive to receiving
acknowledgment of receipt of said data over said link,

wherein said distributed entity interrogates said transport unit to determine a number of packets remaining in said work queue,
infers the presence of congestion through said link from said number of packets, and modifies transportation of additional
data to said transport unit as a function of said inferred congestion,

and wherein said function is of a plurality of priority levels of said additional data as well as of said inferred congestion.

US Pat. No. 9,343,057

SUPPRESSING SUDDEN CABIN NOISE DURING HANDS-FREE AUDIO MICROPHONE USE IN A VEHICLE

General Motors LLC, Detr...

1. A method of sudden cabin noise suppression for a vehicle, comprising the steps of:
providing an arrangement of heterogeneous microphones in the vehicle, the arrangement comprising a hands-free audio (HFA)
microphone and an array of secondary microphones, wherein the arrangement includes at least one directional microphone and
at least one omni-directional microphone;

receiving a desired audio input via the HFA microphone;
while receiving the desired audio input, receiving supplemental audio inputs via the array of secondary microphones, wherein
the supplemental audio inputs include a sudden cabin noise input;

applying a first suppression procedure to the sudden cabin noise input; and
when the first suppression procedure does not normalize the sudden cabin noise input, then applying a second suppression procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,342,248

TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING READ I/O LATENCY IN VIRTUAL MACHINES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A computer-implemented method for reducing the latency of an anticipated read of disk blocks from a swap file in a virtualized
environment, the environment including: a host swap file maintained by a host operating system and a virtual machine (VM)
that includes a guest swap file maintained by a guest operating system, the method comprising:
identifying, in the guest swap file, a sequence of disk blocks that was written by the guest operating system;
detecting, within the sequence of disk blocks, a first disk block that contains a reference to a second disk block that is
stored in the host swap file; and

replacing the first disk block in the guest swap file with the second disk block.

US Pat. No. 9,339,322

CRYOTREATMENT DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING CONDUCTION BLOCKS

Boston Scientific Scimed ...

1. A medical device for inducing controlled necrosis at a target site within the body, comprising:
an elongated member having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen therein providing a fluid path, wherein the distal
portion is radially enlarged; and

an ablation tip array comprising a plurality of ablation tips in communication with said fluid path, wherein the ablation
tips are radially arranged about the radially enlarged distal portion of said elongated member and are configured to contact
and ablate tissue, wherein each of the ablation tips is retractable within the radially enlarged distal portion of said elongated
member.

US Pat. No. 9,345,155

LANDSCAPE CONTROLLER HOUSING WITH PIVOTABLE LOCKING FACE PACK

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A landscape controller housing, comprising:
a face pack including an enclosure, at least one manual input device mounted in a front side of the enclosure, a pair of pivot
pins extending from a pair of opposite ends of the enclosure, and at least one locking pin extending from an end of the enclosure
and spaced from one of the pivot pins; and

an outer housing defining an interior sufficiently large to enclosure the face pack, the outer housing enclosing a chassis
having a pair of bearing slots each on opposite sides of the chassis, the bearing slots being configured such that the face
pack can be installed in the outer housing in a normal upright position in which the pivot pins are each received in a corresponding
one of the bearing slots, the face pack can be swung through a predetermined angle to allow the face pack to be removed from
the outer housing by sliding the pivot pins out of the bearing slots, and the face pack can be inserted into the outer housing
into a substantially horizontal service position by sliding both the pivot pins and the locking pin into the bearing slots.

US Pat. No. 9,345,129

MOUNTING STRUCTURE, ELECTRO-OPTICAL APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A mounting structure in which a plurality of substrates are electrically connected to each other, the mounting structure
comprising:
a first substrate having a first alignment mark formed by partially cutting away a first terminal; and
a second substrate having a second alignment mark formed by partially cutting away a second terminal,
wherein the first terminal and the second terminal are electrically connected to each other by being relatively positioned
with respect to each other using the first alignment mark and the second alignment mark.

US Pat. No. 9,342,987

FLIGHT CONTROL FOR FLIGHT-RESTRICTED REGIONS

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle comprising:
one or more processors individually or collectively programmed to (1) obtain a location of the unmanned aerial vehicle, (2)
calculate a distance between the location of the unmanned aerial vehicle and a flight restricted region, and (3) assess whether
the distance falls within a distance threshold, wherein the one or more processors, individually or collectively, are further
programmed to permit taking off of the unmanned aerial vehicle when the distance exceeds the distance threshold, and prevent
taking off of the unmanned aerial vehicle when the distance falls within the distance threshold; and

one or more propulsion units in communication with the one or more processors, the one or more propulsion units configured
to effect the taking off of the unmanned aerial vehicle in response to one or more signals instructing the taking off of the
unmanned aerial vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,340,227

VEHICLE LANE KEEP ASSIST SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A lane keep assist system for a vehicle, said lane keep assist system comprising:
a forward facing camera disposed at a vehicle and having a forward field of view exterior of the vehicle;
an image processor operable to process image data captured by said forward facing camera;
wherein said lane keep assist system is operable to process image data to determine lane markers in said field of view and
to determine at least one time to lane crossing value;

wherein said lane keep assist system is operable to determine a first time to lane crossing value via a first algorithm and
a second time to lane crossing value via a second algorithm;

wherein said first algorithm determines the first time to lane crossing value responsive to image processing of captured image
data by said image processor;

wherein said second algorithm determines the second time to lane crossing value responsive to signals from at least one other
vehicle sensor;

wherein said lane keep assist system is operable to apply a steering signal to adjust the steering of the vehicle at least
in part responsive to the determined first and second time to lane crossing values; and

wherein said lane keep assist system is operable to at least one of (i) combine said first and second time to lane crossing
values to provide a more accurate estimation of the time to lane crossing and (ii) average said first and second time to lane
crossing values to provide a more accurate estimation of the time to lane crossing.

US Pat. No. 9,339,731

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING QUEST IN ONLINE GAME

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A method performed by a quest providing computer apparatus for displaying a quest in an online game in a customized manner
on a remote user terminal, the quest displaying method comprising:
sensing at least one remote user terminal access to a game performing server;
receiving, from the game performing server over the Internet, user information corresponding to the user terminal accessing
the game performing server and a match condition including at least one condition required to perform a match by a game server;

setting a basic quest according to the received user information and match condition, such that when one quest is completed,
another quest is started;

setting an extended quest from among a plurality of quests according to the user information and the match condition, wherein
the extended quest is a quest to be provided one time per user;

setting a repeated quest according to the user information and the match condition, wherein the repeated quest is a quest
to be repeatedly provided from the plurality of quests;

transmitting the basic quest, the extended quest, and the repeated quest, which are set by the quest providing apparatus,
over the Internet to the game performing server;

displaying the basic quest, the extended quest, and the repeated quest on the user terminal by the game performing server
such that the basic quest, the extended quest, and the repeated quest are displayed at different display regions on a screen
of the user terminal; and,

applying the basic quest, the extended quest, and the repeated quest to the game.

US Pat. No. 9,345,101

PROTECTION CIRCUIT FOR USE IN CONTROLLING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

Realtek Semiconductor Cor...

1. A protection circuit for use in a controlling integrated circuit (IC) of a light emitting diode (LED), comprising:
a voltage division circuit, being coupled to a terminal of an LED assembly, and configured to generate a division voltage
according to a terminal voltage of the terminal; and

a voltage reduction circuit, being coupled to the voltage division circuit, and configured to reduce the division voltage
of the voltage division circuit;

a detection circuit, being coupled to the voltage division circuit and the voltage reduction circuit, and configured to generate
a detection signal according to the division voltage;

wherein the voltage division circuit is disposed outside the controlling IC of the LED, the voltage reduction circuit is disposed
in the controlling IC of the LED, the voltage reduction circuit is configured to reduce the division voltage of the voltage
division circuit according to the detection signal, and the detection circuit is disposed in the controlling IC of the LED.

US Pat. No. 9,345,077

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING APPARATUS

Semisilicon Technology Co...

1. A light emitting diode driving apparatus applied to an alternating current power supply apparatus and a plurality of light
emitting diodes, the light emitting diode driving apparatus comprising:
a single alternating current to direct current power supply apparatus, the alternating current power supply apparatus sending
an alternating current power to the single alternating current to direct current power supply apparatus, the single alternating
current to direct current power supply apparatus converting the alternating current power into a direct current power;

a direct current power input contact electrically connected to the single alternating current to direct current power supply
apparatus to receive the direct current power;

a light signal control unit electrically connected to the direct current power input contact;
a first light emitting diode driving unit electrically connected to the direct current power input contact, the light emitting
diodes and the light signal control unit; and

at least a second light emitting diode driving unit electrically connected to the direct current power input contact, the
light emitting diodes and the first light emitting diode driving unit,

wherein the first light emitting diode driving unit comprises:
a plurality of first light emitting diode driving subunits electrically connected to each other in series and electrically
connected to the direct current power input contact, the light emitting diodes, the light signal control unit and the second
light emitting diode driving unit,

wherein the second light emitting diode driving unit comprises:
a light signal conversion subunit electrically connected to the direct current power input contact; and
a plurality of second light emitting diode driving subunits electrically connected to each other in series and electrically
connected to the direct current power input contact, the light emitting diodes and the first light emitting diode driving
unit,

wherein the light signal control unit, the first light emitting diode driving unit and the second light emitting diode driving
unit are electrically connected in parallel to receive the direct current power through the direct current power input contact;

wherein the light signal control unit sends a light signal to the first light emitting diode driving unit, and then the first
light emitting diode driving unit sends the light signal to the second light emitting diode driving unit, so that the light
signal is transmitted between the first light emitting diode driving unit and the second light emitting diode driving unit
in series; and

wherein the first light emitting diode driving subunits and the second light emitting diode driving subunits drive the light
emitting diodes according to the light signal; the light signal conversion subunit is connected to a first of the second light
emitting diode driving units and a last of the first light emitting diode driving subunits in series; the light signal conversion
subunit boosts a voltage of the light signal, so that the light signal is sent to the first of the second light emitting diode
driving subunits from the last of the first light emitting diode driving subunits.

US Pat. No. 9,344,578

SS7 ANSI-41 TO SIP BASED CALL SIGNALING CONVERSION GATEWAY FOR WIRELESS VOIP E911

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A method of converting call protocol at a conversion gateway, comprising:
receiving, at a mobile switching center, a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call;
converting, at a conversion gateway, said VoIp call into an SS7 ANSI-41 J-STD-036 transaction capability application part
(TCAP)-based call;

transmitting Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) call signaling associated with said VoIP call to a Voice Over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) positioning center to retrieve routing information associated with said call;

receiving an emergency services query key (ESQK) and an emergency services routing number (ESRN) relating to said VoIP call
from said VoIP positioning center;

translating said ESQK into an emergency services routing key (ESRK);
translating said ESRN into a trunk select code; and
routing said converted SS7 ANSI-41 J-STD-036 transaction capability application part (TCAP)-based call, based on said translated
ESRK and said translated trunk select code.

US Pat. No. 9,342,672

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR MANAGING AT LEAST ONE DATA ELEMENT IN CONTROL UNIT DEVELOPMENT

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing at least one data element in a control unit development by different developers
in a single development environment, the method comprising:
providing at least one first management unit of a first development phase of the control unit development, the at least one
first management unit having a first user interface;

associating the at least one data element with the at least one first management unit;
associating an access configuration with the at least one first management unit, the access configuration defining an accessibility
of the at least one data element by a user group associated with the first development phase via the user interface,

providing at least one second management unit of a second development phase of the control unit development that is either
derived from the at least one first management unit or references the at least one first management unit, the at least one
second management unit containing at least the at least one data element of the at least one first management unit and having
a second user interface;

associating an access configuration with the at least one second management unit, the access configuration defining an accessibility
of the at least one data element by a user group associated with the second development phase via the user interface; and

transmitting the first and second user interfaces to the respective user groups associated with the first and second development
phases,

wherein the access configuration of the at least one second management unit is established differently from the access configuration
of the at least one first management unit, and

wherein via the access configuration of the at least one first management unit and of the at least one second management unit,
the respective user interfaces permit processing of the at least one data element only for user groups of the respective first
and second development phases who are authorized users with respect to the user interfaces, such that user groups of the first
and second development phases of the control unit development process the at least one data element in the single development
environment.

US Pat. No. 9,344,858

OVERLAYING VIRTUAL BROADCAST DOMAINS ON AN UNDERLYING PHYSICAL NETWORK

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
determining that a network device is a member of two or more member virtual groups of network devices, wherein each network
device in a virtual group of the two or more member virtual groups shares a common property, wherein the common property is
a property that network devices on different networks have in common;

receiving, at the network device, a broadcast message;
determining a characteristic of the broadcast message, wherein the broadcast message is only transmitted to virtual groups
of network devices that can receive a broadcast message with the characteristic;

determining which of the two or more member virtual groups to transmit the broadcast message to using the characteristic;
and

transmitting the broadcast message, wherein the broadcast message is received based on the determined characteristic of the
broadcast message.

US Pat. No. 9,344,483

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING REMOTE DOWNLOADING

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A method of facilitating remote downloading, comprising:
receiving, at a proxy server located in a wireless service provider network, a remote download request relayed from an endpoint
to the proxy server via at least one component of the wireless service provider network, the remote download request comprising
an address associated with at least one file hosted by a remote server and security credentials associated with the remote
server;

determining whether a download time to download the at least one file is greater than a threshold time;
upon determining that the download time is greater than the threshold time, downloading the at least one file from the remote
server to the proxy server; and

upon detecting a presence of the endpoint at a femto base station with a backhaul connection to the wireless service provider
network, transferring the at least one file from the proxy server to the endpoint via the femto base station.

US Pat. No. 9,344,470

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method for transmitting video data, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of streams of video data from at least one data source into at least one buffer of a router via a multicast
interface of the router, wherein each of the plurality of streams of video data represents a same video program, wherein each
of the plurality of streams of video data corresponds to a unique visual resolution relative to at least some other streams
of the plurality of streams, and wherein each of the plurality of streams of video data comprises a plurality of contiguous,
non-overlapping portions of video data;

receiving a request from a device to transmit a single one of the portions of video data to the device; and
transmitting, in response to the request, a portion of one of the plurality of streams of video data from the at least one
buffer of the router over a communication path from the router to the device using a point-to-point transmission protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,344,307

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUB-CARRIER FREQUENCY CONTROL

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method of controlling frequency separation between adjacent carrier frequencies in a frequency division multiplexed communication
system that uses at least first and second carrier frequencies subsystems, the method comprising:
receiving a first receive signal on a first carrier frequency subsystem for the first carrier frequency;
receiving a second receive signal on a second carrier frequency subsystem for the second carrier frequency;
obtaining a metric from at least the first receive signal indicative of a frequency separation between the first and second
carrier frequencies, wherein the metric is obtained from a digital receive block based on digital processing of the first
receive signal on the first carrier frequency subsystem and the second receive signal on the second carrier frequency subsystem;
and

controlling the frequency of at least one of the first and second carrier frequency subsystems as a function of the metric
by adjusting a frequency of one or more transmitting lasers;

wherein the first receive signal and the second receive signal are received and transmitted at a common data processing apparatus
as digital data, in a same modem.

US Pat. No. 9,340,427

CARBON MATERIALS BASED ON ORGANIC NANOFILM USING THERMAL EVAPORATION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A method for preparing a carbon material based on an organic nanofilm using thermal deposition, comprising:
depositing a polymer onto a substrate, thereby forming an organic nanofilm wherein the substrate comprises at least one material
selected from the group consisting of silicon, silicon oxide, quartz, silicon nitride, silicon carbide, Al2O3, ZnO, GaN, GaAs;

stabilizing the organic nanofilm so that the carbon atoms in the organic nanofilm have a cyclic arrangement; and
carbonizing the stabilized organic nanofilm, thereby forming a carbon material,
wherein the organic nanofilm is formed from a solid polymer, a liquid polymer or a polymer solution containing the solid polymer
and a solvent through a thermal deposition process,

wherein the thermal deposition process is at least one deposition process selected from the group consisting of thermal vapor
deposition, microwave deposition, plasma deposition, laser deposition and thermal physical deposition.

US Pat. No. 9,345,156

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., ...

1. A power supply device comprising: a main body; a first battery configured to be accommodated in the main body; and a power
supply unit configured to be attached to and detached from the main body and configured to be selectively connected to one
of the first battery and a second battery, the power supply unit being configured to be supplied with an electric power from
the first battery when the power supply unit is connected to the first battery, and the power supply unit being configured
to be supplied with an electric power from the second battery when the power supply unit is disconnected from the first battery
and connected to the second battery in a state where the power supply unit is detached from the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,345,097

INTERFERENCE-RESISTANT COMPENSATION FOR ILLUMINATION DEVICES USING MULTIPLE SERIES OF MEASUREMENT INTERVALS

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A method for controlling an illumination device comprising multiple emission light emitting diode (LED) elements, the method
comprising:
operating one or more of the multiple emission LED elements to produce illumination substantially continuously by supplying
a respective drive current at an operative drive current level to each of the one or more of the multiple emission LED elements;

bringing the respective drive current of all except one of the emission LED elements within the illumination device to a non-operative
drive current level, which is insufficient to produce illumination, for the duration of a first measurement interval, wherein
the first measurement interval is one of a first series of measurement intervals interspersed with periods of said illumination;
and

bringing the respective drive current of all except one of the emission LED elements to a non-operative drive current level,
which is insufficient to produce illumination, for the duration of a second measurement interval subsequent to the first measurement
interval, wherein the second measurement interval is one of a second series of measurement intervals interspersed with periods
of said illumination, and wherein the first series of measurement intervals and second series of measurement intervals are
separated by respective first and second offsets from a timing reference.

US Pat. No. 9,344,045

AMPLIFIER AND METHOD OF AMPLIFYING A DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL

Intel Mobile Communicatio...

1. An amplifier, comprising:
a differential input comprising a positive input and a negative input;
an analog integrator comprising a differential integrator input and a differential integrator output, the analog integrator
further comprising an operational amplifier, the operational amplifier comprising a positive operational amplifier input,
a negative operational amplifier input, a positive operational amplifier output and a negative operational amplifier output,
the differential integrator input being coupled to the differential input;

a ternary pulse width modulator comprising two modulator inputs coupled to the differential integrator output and two modulator
outputs;

a first feedback path coupled between a first of the two modulator outputs and the positive operational amplifier input and
a second feedback path coupled between a second of the two modulator outputs and the negative operational amplifier input;
and

a first divert capacitor coupled between the positive operational amplifier input and a constant voltage reference, and a
second divert capacitor coupled between the negative operational amplifier input and the constant voltage reference.

US Pat. No. 9,344,025

WIND FARM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIND FARM

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for operating a wind farm with a plurality of wind energy installations connected to a grid internal to the wind
farm, each with its own control unit for considering setpoint values for the reactive power, a transfer point at which the
power generated in the wind farm is passed from the grid internal to the wind farm to a supply grid, and with a farm regulatory
device for regulating the setpoint values for the reactive power connected with the control units of the wind energy installations,
comprising:
when a grid fault in the supply grid occurs, freezing the setpoint values for the reactive power in the farm regulatory device
and not considering by the control units the setpoint values for the reactive power of the farm regulatory device in controlling
the wind energy installation, and

after the grid fault in the supply grid has ended, considering by the control units the setpoint values for the reactive power
of the farm regulatory device in controlling the wind energy installation on the basis of the frozen values.

US Pat. No. 9,343,970

CONVERTER AND METHOD FOR REDUCING A VOLTAGE OF NODE THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A converter, comprising:
a first transmitting circuit configured to receive a first AC voltage; and
a second transmitting circuit electrically coupled to the first transmitting circuit and configured to generate a second AC
voltage according to the first AC voltage,

wherein one of the first transmitting circuit and the second transmitting circuit comprises at least one divider unit and
the other one of the first transmitting circuit and the second transmitting circuit comprises at least two divider units,
wherein the divider unit includes an inductor network and a capacitor network coupled in series, and wherein the inductor
network and the capacitor network of the adjacent divider units are coupled in series alternately;

wherein the converter further comprising:
a first converting circuit electrically coupled to the first transmitting circuit,
and configured to receive a first DC voltage to generate the first AC voltage;
and a second converting circuit electrically coupled to the second transmitting circuit, and configured to receive the second
AC voltage to generate a second DC voltage,

wherein when a resonant frequency of the first transmitting circuit and the resonant frequency the second transmitting circuit
are both fr, the operating frequency of the first converting circuit or the second converting circuit is set between 0.8×fr
and 1.2×fr, wherein fr is the resonant frequency corresponding to an equivalent leakage inductance and an equivalent capacitor
of the first transmitting circuit or the second transmitting circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,340,588

PEPTIDE SECRETED BY LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM WITH IMMUNOMODULATING FUNCTION

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. An ST peptide with immunomodulating and/or anti-inflammatory properties comprising an amino acid sequence having at least
95% homology with SEQ ID NO:1.

US Pat. No. 9,344,449

RISK RANKING REFERENTIAL LINKS IN ELECTRONIC MESSAGES

Bank of America Corporati...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one memory device; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory and configured to perform, based on instructions stored in the at
least one memory:

receiving a request, from one of a plurality of users, to access a replaced web link that is contained in an electronic message,
wherein the replaced web link replaces an original web link that addresses an original webpage;

determining a risk score for the original webpage from an indication about the original webpage and from a social feedback
metric, wherein the social feedback metric is indicative of a user action and wherein the social feedback metric represents
a collective opinion of the original webpage regarding risk by other users of the plurality of users;

when the risk score for the original webpage is greater than a first predetermined threshold, providing an intermediate webpage,
wherein the intermediate webpage provides at least one webpage characteristic about the original webpage and displays a first
selection option whether to access the original webpage and a second selection option not to access the original webpage;

when the first selection option is selected from the intermediate webpage, accessing the original webpage; and
updating a vote count about the social feedback metric for the original webpage based on the selected option.

US Pat. No. 9,344,410

TELECOMMUNICATION METHOD FOR SECURELY EXCHANGING DATA

SAP SE, Wiesbaden (DE)

1. A telecommunication method of securely exchanging unencrypted data between a telecommunications device and a first server
computer system via a digital cellular wireless telecommunications network, wherein the telecommunications device is a battery
powered mobile end user telecommunications device, wherein the method comprises:
encrypting the unencrypted data using a first encryption algorithm into first encrypted data by the telecommunications device;
sending the first encrypted data to a second server computer system via a first network connection of the digital cellular
wireless telecommunications network by the telecommunications device;

storing the first encrypted data by the second server computer system;
sending an order request to the first server computer system via a second network connection of the digital cellular wireless
telecommunications network by the telecommunications device;

sending a data publishing request to publish the unencrypted data to the second server computer system via the first network
connection by the telecommunications device;

generating a cryptographic key pair by the second server computer system in response to the data publishing request, wherein
the cryptographic key pair comprises a public key and a private key;

sending the first encrypted data, the public key, and the private key to the telecommunications device in response to the
data publishing request via the first network connection by the second server computer system;

decrypting the first encrypted data into the unencrypted data by the telecommunications device;
encrypting the unencrypted data into second encrypted data using the public key by the telecommunications device;
sending the second encrypted data to the second server computer system via the first network connection by the telecommunications
device;

generating a web service for providing the second encrypted data via an URL by the second server computer system;
sending the URL to the telecommunications device via the first network connection by the second server computer system;
sending the URL and the private key to the first server computer system via the second network connection by the telecommunications
device;

requesting the second encrypted data from the second server computer system by the first server computer system using a wired
network connection to access the web service at the URL;

sending the second encrypted data to the first server computer system by the second server computer system using the wired
network connection in response to the request of the second encrypted data by the second server computer system;

decrypting the second encrypted data by the first server computer system into the unencrypted data using the private key;
and

combining the order request with the unencrypted data by the first server computer system.

US Pat. No. 9,344,081

LINE DRIVER WITH SEPARATE PRE-DRIVER FOR FEED-THROUGH CAPACITANCE

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a differential pair of transistors to generate an output signal on a first output node and a second output node, the differential
pair including a first transistor including an output terminal coupled with the first output node and a second transistor
including an output terminal coupled with the second output node;

a first pass-through capacitor having a first terminal coupled with the second output node;
a second pass-through capacitor having a first terminal coupled with the first output node;
a first pre-driver configured to drive an input signal for the differential pair of transistors, the first pre-driver including
a first input to receive a first signal component of a differential input signal and a second input to receive a second signal
component of the differential input signal, and including a first output coupled with an input terminal of the first transistor
and a second output coupled with an input terminal of the second transistor; and

a second pre-driver including a first output and a second output, the first output of the second pre-driver coupled to a second
terminal of the first pass-through capacitor, the second output of the second pre-driver coupled to a second terminal of the
second pass-through capacitor, the second pre-driver further including a first input to receive the first signal component
and a second input to receive the second signal component.

US Pat. No. 9,342,421

PERSISTING HIGH AVAILABILITY PROTECTION STATE FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES STORED ON DISTRIBUTED OBJECT-BASED STORAGE

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for persisting high availability (HA) protection state for virtual machines (VMs) running on host systems of a
host cluster, wherein the host cluster aggregates locally-attached storage resources of the host systems to provide an object
store, and wherein persistent data for the VMs is stored as per-VM storage objects across the locally-attached storage resources
comprising the object store, the method comprising:
determining, by a first host system in the host cluster executing a first HA module, an identity of a VM that has been powered-on
in the host cluster; and

persisting, by the first host system, HA protection state for the VM in a storage object of the VM, the HA protection state
indicating that the VM should be restarted on an active host system in case of a failure in the host cluster.

US Pat. No. 9,341,225

DEVICE FOR ISOLATING AN OBJECT FROM EXTERNAL MOTIONS

THALES NEDERLAND B.V., H...

1. A device for isolating an object from external motions, wherein the device comprises:
two wire rope isolators,
the two wire rope isolators being arranged such that, if one of the two wire rope isolators is loaded in compression, then
the other wire rope isolator is loaded in tension,

each of the two wire rope isolators comprising two retainer bars and at least one cable for flexibly connecting said two retainer
bars one to the other, and

linear guiding means for a relative displacement of some of the retainer bars with respect to the other retainer bars in a
single direction, the direction being a common tension-compression direction of the two wire rope isolators;

and wherein one of the two wipe rope isolators is an upper wire rope isolator and the other of the two wire rope isolators
is a lower wire rope isolator, each wire rope isolator comprising an upper retainer bar and a lower retainer bar,

the upper retainer bar of the upper wire rope isolator being rigidly connected to the lower retainer bar of the lower wire
rope isolator by virtue of bridging means, and

the lower retainer bar of the upper wire rope isolator being rigidly connected to the upper retainer bar of the lower wire
rope isolator,

the linear guiding means comprise a central retainer bar between the two wire rope isolators.

US Pat. No. 9,343,843

WATERPROOF ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing;
a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing;
a metal shell covering the insulative housing; and
an insulative cover molded over the metal shell and integral with the insulative housing; wherein
a diffusion layer in which chemical reaction is generated from metal and resin, is formed between the metal shell and the
insulative cover, wherein the diffusion layer is formed between the contacts and the insulative housing and between the metal
shell and the insulative housing, further comprising a reinforcing metal plate and wherein the diffusion layer is formed between
the reinforcing metal plate and the insulative housing and between the reinforcing metal plate and the insulative cover, wherein
the diffusion layer is formed by diffusion under a TRI Composite Technology because an electrochemical special metal surface
treatment is implemented on the metal shell, the retaining portions of the contacts, and the reinforcing metal plate before
insert injection molding.

US Pat. No. 9,339,267

SUTURE PASSER

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A medical device, comprising:
an elongate body member including a distal portion;
a suture deployment system including a suture carrier and a carrier driver, the suture carrier including a distal end portion
for penetrating tissue and a proximal end portion, the suture carrier is disposed entirely within the distal portion of the
elongate body member when the suture carrier is in a retracted position and the suture carrier is disposed at least partially
outside of the distal portion of the elongate body member when the suture carrier is in a deployed position, the carrier driver
is coupled to the suture carrier at a point between the distal end portion and the proximal end portion of the suture carrier,
the suture carrier defining a recess for receiving a portion of the carrier driver not coupled to the suture carrier within
the recess as the carrier driver moves to deploy the suture carrier from the retracted position; and

a suture and a formed suture tip coupled to the suture, the suture carrier having a sidewall defining a lumen, the proximal
end portion of the suture carrier defining an opening to the lumen to receive the suture, the suture carrier defining a notch
configured to hold the formed suture tip, the notch being defined through the sidewall of the suture carrier on the distal
end portion of the suture carrier, the formed suture tip including a protrusion configured to extend radially outward from
the lumen via the notch.

US Pat. No. 9,345,076

MULTI-COLOR LIGHT UNIT AND PASSENGER TRANSPORT VEHICLE COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A multi-color light unit comprising a plurality of lighting circuits, with each lighting circuit being coupled to a joint
power terminal, the plurality of lighting circuits comprising:
a first lighting circuit, comprising a first current source, coupled to the joint power terminal, a plurality of first LED's,
in operation emitting light of a first color, and a plurality of voltage drop diodes, in operation not emitting light, the
plurality of first LED's and the plurality of voltage drop diodes being coupled to the first current source, and

a second lighting circuit, comprising a second current source, coupled to the joint power terminal, and a plurality of second
LED's, in operation emitting light of a second color, the plurality of second LED's being coupled to the second current source,

wherein each of the plurality of first LED's has a lower forward voltage drop than each of the plurality of second LED's and
wherein the number of voltage drop diodes in the first lighting circuit is chosen in such a way that the joint forward voltage
drop of the first LED's and the voltage drop diodes in the first lighting circuit in operation is between 80% and 120% of
the joint forward voltage drop of the second LED's in the second lighting circuit in operation,

wherein the first current source and the second current source are of equal design.

US Pat. No. 9,344,148

INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND INPUT/OUTPUT SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. An input/output (I/O) signal processing circuit for signal transmission between a power supplier and a power receiver,
wherein the power supplier and the power receiver are connected to each other through a cable, the cable including positive
and negative power transmission lines and a signal transmission line, the I/O signal processing circuit being used for receiving
an input signal or transmitting an output signal via the signal transmission line, the I/O signal processing circuit comprising:
a level adjustable input/output (I/O) circuit, which includes:
an output driver for transmitting the output signal via the signal transmission line according to an output data, the output
driver having an adjustable high operation voltage level and an adjustable low operation voltage level, wherein the adjustable
high operation voltage level determines a high level of the output signal and the adjustable low operation voltage level determines
a low level of the output signal; and

an input comparator for receiving the input signal via the signal transmission line and comparing the input signal with an
adjustable reference voltage, so as to generate an input data; and

an adjustment circuit for generating an adjustment signal according to voltage drop related information which is related to
a voltage drop across the positive or negative power transmission line, so as to correspondingly adjust the adjustable high
operation voltage level and the adjustable low operation voltage level, and to correspondingly adjust the adjustable reference
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,344,840

WIRELESS APPLICATION PROTOCOL (WAP) APPLICATION LOCATION BASED SERVICES (LBS)

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A method of providing location based services to a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-enabled wireless device, comprising:
initiating, at the wireless device, a WAP session between the wireless device and a physical WAP application network server;
receiving, at said physical WAP application network server, via a physical wireless network, a mobile-triggered request for
a network-initiated location-based services (LBS) request for location of said wireless device, from said wireless device;

terminating, at the physical WAP application network server, the WAP session in response to receiving said mobile-triggered
request;

in response to said mobile-triggered request for a network-initiated LBS request, initiating said requested network-initiated
location based service (LBS) request from said physical WAP application network server to a physical LBS network location
services server for location information;

receiving, at said physical WAP application network server from said physical LBS network server, said location information
from said physical LBS network server; and

pushing, in response to said mobile-triggered request and said terminating, said network-initiated location information from
said physical LBS network server using a WAP PUSH command issued at said physical WAP application network server, to said
wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,344,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A....

1. A method of providing first party information to a second party, comprising:
receiving, at a web interface for a second party, account login information from an electronic device for a first party;
receiving, at the web interface, an electronic request from the first party to contact an agent of the second party;
at least one computer processor for the second party generating identifying indicia to identify the first party to the second
party;

the second party transmitting, over a network, the identifying indicia to the electronic device of a first party;
the at least one computer processor for the second party associating the account information for the first party with the
identifying indicia;

receiving, at a voice response system for the second party, a communication from the first party comprising the identifying
indicia;

the at least one computer processor retrieving the account information associated with the identifying indicia;
the at least one computer processor transferring the communication to the agent for the second party; and
the at least one computer processor electronically providing the account information for the first party to a computer terminal
associated with the agent for the second party.

US Pat. No. 9,343,724

CELL CONNECTOR

ElringKlinger AG, Dettin...

1. Electrochemical device comprising at least a first electrochemical cell with a first cell terminal, a second electrochemical
cell with a second cell terminal and a cell connector connecting the first cell terminal and the second cell terminal electrically
conductively to one another,
wherein the cell connector comprises a first contact section for connection to the first cell terminal, a second contact section
for connection to the second cell terminal and a deformable compensation region, which is disposed between and connects the
first contact section and the second contact section to one another and which is more elastically and/or plastically deformable
than the first contact section and the second contact section to allow a movement of the first contact section and second
contact section relative to one another, wherein the electrochemical device comprises a receiving device for receiving the
first electrochemical cell and the second electrochemical cell, wherein the receiving device is configured as a cooling body
surrounding the first electrochemical cell and the second electrochemical cell and is formed from a first material consisting
of a metal or alloy that has a first coefficient of thermal expansion, and

wherein the cell connector comprises a base body, which is formed from a second material that has a second coefficient of
thermal expansion, which differs by less than 10% from the first coefficient of thermal expansion of the first material.

US Pat. No. 9,342,237

AUTOMATED TESTING OF GESTURE-BASED APPLICATIONS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method of testing a web application, comprising:
receiving, by a computer, a data file including recorded data of one or more gesture events performed by a user and recorded
and replayed using one or more web elements on a test web page;

loading, by the computer, a test case with the recorded data;
replaying, by the computer, the one or more recorded gesture events in the test case and executing the web application to
generate test results; and

automatically verifying the test results by serializing states of the test case into strings and comparing the strings, wherein
serializing the states of the test case comprises concatenating Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Canvas application programming
interface (API) commands into the strings.

US Pat. No. 9,340,217

RAILCAR BOGIE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A railcar bogie comprising:
a frame configured to be located under a carbody of a railcar;
an air spring including an air spring main body in which air is stored, the air spring being configured to be arranged between
the carbody and the frame;

an elastic member arranged between the air spring and the frame and configured to separate the air spring from the frame by
restoring force thereof in a state where a height of the carbody is maintained at a certain height regardless of the air spring;
and

a limiting member configured to limit an amount of displacement of the elastic member to limit an amount of separation between
the air spring and the frame, wherein

the elastic member is configured to provide the restoring force and to be displaced while providing the restoring force until
the elastic member reaches a position where the limiting member limits the amount of displacement of the elastic member.

US Pat. No. 9,340,795

GENETICALLY MODIFIED PLANT CAPABLE OF BIOSYNTHESIZING CAPSINOID

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method of producing a genetically modified plant having an increased capability to produce capsinoids, comprising:
(a) introducing a DNA encoding an antisense RNA against putative aminotransferase (pAMT) mRNA into a plant that is a pungent
variety belonging to the genus Capsicum and produces capsaicinoids in its fruit to produce a genetically modified plant,

wherein the antisense RNA against pAMT mRNA is complementary to an mRNA of the endogenous pAMT gene of the plant, and has
a nucleotide sequence having 95% or more identity to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 from Capsicum annuum CH-19 Hot,

(b) measuring the content of capsinoids in a fruit of the genetically modified plant from (a), and
(c) selecting the genetically modified plant from (b) having an increased amount of capsinoids production as compared to that
of the corresponding non-genetically modified plant.

US Pat. No. 9,345,144

MAKING MULTI-LAYER MICRO-WIRE STRUCTURE

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

15. A method of making a multi-layer micro-wire structure, comprising:
providing a substrate having a surface;
forming a plurality of micro-channels in the substrate;
providing a first electrically conductive material composition;
providing a second electrically conductive material composition that is different from the first material composition;
coating the first electrically conductive material composition over the substrate surface and in the micro-channels;
removing the first electrically conductive material composition from the substrate surface leaving some of the first electrically
conductive material composition in the micro-channels;

coating the second electrically conductive material composition over the substrate surface, in the micro-channels, and over
the first electrically conductive material composition in the micro-channels;

removing the second electrically conductive material composition from the substrate surface leaving some of the second electrically
conductive material composition in the micro-channels; and

curing the first and second electrically conductive material compositions in the micro-channels to form a cured first material
layer and a cured second material layer in the micro-channels, wherein the cured first material layer and the cured second
material layer form an electrically conductive multi-layer micro-wire in each micro-channel, and wherein the cured first material
layer is more electrically conductive than the cured second material layer and the cured second material layer is more light
absorbing than the cured first material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,343,071

RECONSTRUCTING AN AUDIO SIGNAL WITH A NOISE PARAMETER

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for generating a reconstructed audio signal having a baseband portion and a highband portion, the method comprising:
deformatting an encoded audio signal into a first part and a second part;
obtaining a decoded baseband audio signal by decoding the first part, wherein the first part includes spectral components
of the baseband portion and does not include spectral components of the highband portion, wherein the number of the spectral
components of the baseband portion may vary dynamically;

extracting, from the second part, a noise parameter and an estimated spectral envelope of the highband portion;
obtaining a plurality of subband signals by filtering the decoded baseband audio signal;
generating a high-frequency reconstructed signal by copying a number of consecutive subband signals of the plurality of subband
signals;

obtaining an envelope adjusted high-frequency signal by adjusting, based on the estimated spectral envelope of the highband
portion, a spectral envelope of the high-frequency reconstructed signal, wherein a frequency resolution of the estimated spectral
envelope is adaptive;

generating a noise component based on the noise parameter, wherein the noise parameter indicates a level of noise contained
in the highband portion;

obtaining a combined high-frequency signal by adding the noise component to the envelope adjusted high-frequency signal; and
obtaining a time-domain reconstructed audio signal by combining the decoded baseband audio signal and the combined high-frequency
signal;

wherein the method is implemented by an audio decoding device comprising one or more hardware elements.

US Pat. No. 9,341,859

3D IMAGE BASED ALIGNMENT METHOD

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Jhu...

1. An alignment method, applied to a barrier-type 3D display, comprising:
providing a 3D alignment device at least comprising an image capture tool and an alignment shift analysis software coupled
to the image capture tool;

disposing a display panel with a barrier laminated thereon in the 3D alignment device, and the image capture tool positioned
above the barrier;

independently and separately presenting a display alignment check pattern on the display panel and a barrier alignment check
pattern on the barrier, wherein the display alignment check pattern is different from the barrier alignment check pattern;

the image capture tool capturing an image of a moiré pattern generated by the barrier alignment check pattern laminating on
the display alignment check pattern;

analyzing the image of the moiré pattern by the alignment shift analysis software, and determining at least three measurement
points correspondingly at an upper portion and an lower portion of the image of the moiré pattern;

calculating a position shift for each of the measurement points by the alignment shift analysis software;
calculating a rotation angle (at a x-y plane) between the display panel and the barrier from position shift calculation results
of the measurement points; and

adjusting corresponding position between the display panel and the barrier if the position shift results of the measurement
points and the rotation angle exceed a predetermined alignment error,

wherein the image capture tool is positioned correspondingly to a virtual center line of the display panel, and the measurement
points are positioned correspondingly to the virtual center line of the display panel, the position shift calculated by the
alignment shift analysis software is a x-position shift (?x) or a y-position shift (?y) for each of the measurement points:


where Wpix is pixel width of display panel, and two angles (?0,?1) are angles of two separate measurement points to the virtual center line.

US Pat. No. 9,344,885

COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND CELLULAR WIDE AREA RADIO BASE STATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A cellular wide area radio base station, comprising:
a receiver to receive from a communication device a request to establish a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM-)less data connection
according to a cellular wide area radio communication technology to facilitate communication of security instructions and
verification state request and response messages, and an identifier uniquely identifying a central processing unit (CPU) of
the communication device;

a determiner to determine whether the requested SIM-less data connection should be provided to the communication device based
on the identifier; and

a circuit to provide the SIM-less data connection for the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,344,095

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION FOR AN OSCILLATOR CRYSTAL

Intel Mobile Communicatio...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
an oscillator interface to be coupled to an oscillator crystal of an oscillator element,
an oscillator circuit coupled to the oscillator interface and configured to generate an oscillator signal,
a temperature measurement interface to be coupled to a temperature sensor of the oscillator element so as to receive a temperature
signal,

a measurement controller coupled to the temperature measurement interface and configured to measure a first value of the temperature
signal at a first point of time and a second value of the temperature signal at a second point of time,

a frequency drift estimator configured to estimate a frequency drift of the oscillator signal on the basis of the first value
of the temperature signal and the second value of the temperature signal, and

a compensation logic configured to generate a frequency compensation signal for the oscillator circuit on the basis of the
estimated frequency drift.

US Pat. No. 9,341,696

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND CONTROL APPARATUS FOR SETTING OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION POINT OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A method for setting an over-current protection point of an electronic device, applied in a system for setting the over-current
protection point of said electronic device, said system comprising a parameter auto-test equipment, a first driving signal
generator, and the electronic device, the electronic device comprising an over-current protection module provided with a resistance
adjusting unit, the first driving signal generator being connected with the electronic device, the parameter auto-test equipment
being connected with the first driving signal generator and being provided with an auto-adjustment control unit, the method
comprising:
step 1: the parameter auto-test equipment transmitting a starting signal and outputting a target current for over-current
protection based on the auto-adjustment control unit;

step 2: the first driving signal generator receiving the starting signal and transmitting a driving signal to the over-current
protection module;

step 3: the electronic device receiving the target current for over-current protection, and the over-current protection module
receiving the driving signal and adjusting a resistance of the resistance adjusting unit to the over-current protection point
of the electronic device; and

step 4: the parameter auto-test equipment testing an output of the electronic device based on the auto-adjustment control
unit, wherein the setting of the over-current protection point of the electronic device is successful if the output of the
electronic device is in a predetermined range, while the setting of the over-current protection point of the electronic device
is failure if the output of the electronic device is not in the predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 9,339,792

PHOTOCATALYST, METHOD FOR PREPARATION, PHOTOLYSIS SYSTEM

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

20. A photocatalyst for the generation of diatomic hydrogen from a hydrogen containing precursor under the influence of actinic
radiation comprising: semiconductor support particles comprising SrTiO3 and TiO2, and which semiconductor support particles have a noble and/or transition metal deposited thereon and wherein a molar ratio
of SrTiO3 and TiO2 in the semiconductor support particles is at least 0.01, wherein the TiO2 comprises rutile TiO2.

US Pat. No. 9,345,104

DISPLAY BACKLIGHT POWER CONSUMPTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:
a display panel having a backlight voltage regulator with an input;
a narrow voltage direct current (NVDC) charger having an input and an output;
an internal battery coupled to the output of the NVDC charger; and
a power management apparatus including,
a first path coupled to the output of the NVDC charger and the input of the backlight voltage regulator, and
a second path coupled to the input of the NVDC charger and the input of the backlight voltage regulator, wherein the second
path is to bypass current around the NVDC charger and to the input of the backlight voltage regulator if a voltage supplied
by an external power source to the input of the NVDC charger exceeds a voltage of the internal battery.

US Pat. No. 9,344,744

APPARATUS FOR INTRA PREDICTING A BLOCK, APPARATUS FOR RECONSTRUCTING A BLOCK OF A PICTURE, APPARATUS FOR RECONSTRUCTING A BLOCK OF A PICTURE BY INTRA PREDICTION

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An apparatus for reconstructing a block of a picture defined in a first bit-depth precision by prediction, comprising:
a reconstructor configured to reconstruct reference image samples from a data stream at a second bit-depth precision being
equal to or greater than the first bit-depth precision to achieve reconstructed reference image samples;

an extractor configured to extract a transform coefficient block from the data stream;
a predictor configured to determine predicted image samples for the block from the reconstructed reference image samples at
a third bit-depth precision higher than the second bit-depth precision;

an inverse transformer configured to apply an inverse spectral decomposition transform to the transform coefficient block
to achieve reconstructed residual sample values for the block at a fourth precision greater than the first precision; and

wherein the reconstructor is further configured to reconstruct the block by summation of the predicted image samples and the
reconstructed residual sample values at an increased bit-depth precision equal to or greater than at least one of the third
and fourth bit-depth precisions and reducing a result of the summation comprising the increased bit-depth precision down to
the second bit-depth precision.

US Pat. No. 9,344,655

ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR IMAGING SYSTEM

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE)

1. An active pixel sensor imaging system, comprising:
a plurality of active pixel sensor circuits arranged into an array of rows and columns, at least one of said active pixel
sensor circuits being connected to a supply line and a column line and operable to generate a voltage output through the column
line corresponding to a detected light intensity;

a current sensing circuit, located external to the plurality of active pixel sensor circuits and connected to the supply line,
the current sensing circuit being implemented as a current mirror for sensing a current through an active pixel sensor circuit
readout transistor; and

a feedback circuit, located external to the plurality of active pixel sensor circuits and connected to the column line, to
a current generator and to the current sensing circuit, the feedback circuit being implemented as a classAB current mirror
configured for controlled quiescent current.

US Pat. No. 9,345,186

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT CARRIER TAPE FEEDING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT CARRIER TAPE FEEDING METHOD

Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.,...

1. An electronic component carrier tape feeding device comprising:
a carrier tape guiding unit configured to guide a carrier tape carrying an electronic component, a cover tape attached to
a first surface of the carrier tape; and

a transfer unit configured to transfer the carrier tape from an electronic component feeder to an adsorption nozzle,
wherein the carrier tape guiding unit comprises:
a guiding unit provided on a side of the carrier tape guiding unit and configured to guide the carrier tape; and
a cover unit surrounding a top surface of the carrier tape and comprising a cover tape peeling unit configured to peel the
cover tape from the carrier tape, the cover tape peeling unit comprising a protrusion protruding from the cover tape peeling
unit toward the first surface of the carrier tape,

wherein a portion of the cover tape separated from the carrier tape exits the carrier tape guiding unit through an insertion
hole provided at the cover tape peeling unit,

wherein the cover tape peeling unit is configured to peel the cover tape at a predetermined angle with respect to the traveling
direction of the carrier tape,

wherein the cover tape peeling unit comprises an inclined surface with respect to the traveling direction of the carrier tape,
and

wherein the protrusion protrudes toward the first surface of the carrier tape such that the protrusion pushes the electronic
component toward the carrier tape in response to the cover tape peeling unit separating the cover tape from the carrier tape.

US Pat. No. 9,344,397

CLIENT AWARE DHCP LEASE MANAGEMENT

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions, which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
cause a network device to:
forward, to a DHCP server, a first DHCP request message received from a client device;
receive a DHCP response message from the DHCP server;
rewrite the DHCP response message received from the DHCP server to include a first lease time of an Internet Protocol (IP)
address and forward the rewritten DHCP response message to the client device, wherein the first lease time is determined based
at least on a client property associated with the client device;

forward, to the DHCP server, a DHCP renew request message received from the client device upon expiration of the first lease
time;

determine whether the client device has been active during the first lease time by querying a controller through which traffic
of the client device flows;

responsive to the client device having been active during the first lease time, forward to the client device a DHCP renew
response message received from the DHCP server, wherein the DHCP renew response message has a second lease time that is longer
than the first lease time; and

responsive to the client device having been inactive during the first lease time, rewrite the DHCP renew response message
to include a lease time equal to the first lease time and forward the rewritten DHCP renew response message to the client
device.

US Pat. No. 9,343,323

METHOD OF PRODUCING APERTURE MEMBER

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method of producing an aperture member for a charged particle beam apparatus, the method comprising:
applying a charged particle beam to a plurality of chip areas on a first substrate while changing a writing condition to write
a first pattern corresponding to an aperture opening in each chip area;

processing the first substrate based on the written first pattern to form a second pattern;
measuring dimensional accuracy and edge positional accuracy of the second pattern in each chip area;
cutting out a chip area provided with the second pattern having desired dimensional accuracy and desired edge positional accuracy
from the first substrate to produce a template;

allowing a template pattern of the template including the second pattern to come into contact with a resist overlying a front
surface of a second substrate;

hardening the resist;
separating the template from the hardened resist to pattern the resist with a transfer pattern corresponding to the template
pattern;

processing the second substrate using the transfer pattern as a mask to form a first recess in the front surface; and
etching a rear surface of the second substrate to form a second recess communicating with the first recess such that an opening
extending through the second substrate is formed.

US Pat. No. 9,339,820

JAW CRUSHER SUPPORT FRAME

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A jaw crusher support frame to support a movable jaw of a jaw crusher via a mechanically actuated link assembly connected
to the movable jaw, at least a part of the link assembly configured to allow the movable jaw to oscillate relative to a substantially
stationary jaw in order to crush material in a zone between the movable and stationary jaws, the support frame comprising:
a force transmission wall extending generally in a plane transverse or perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the link assembly,
the force transmission wall having a first side facing the movable jaw and a second side to be rear facing away from the movable
jaw;

a piston aperture in the force transmission wall to allow a piston to extend from the first side-of the force transmission
wall, the piston being connected to a mechanical actuator positioned at a region of the second side of the force transmission
wall; and

first and second reinforcement end regions extending along respective first and second lengthwise ends of the force transmission
wall, each end region having a first and a second flange, the first flange projecting forward from the first side of the force
transmission wall to extend towards the movable jaw and the second flange projecting from the second side of the force transmission
wall to extend away from the movable jaw, wherein the first and second flanges are curved relative to a plane of the force
transmission wall such that the first and the second flanges curve back towards the plane of the force transmission wall.

US Pat. No. 9,341,217

BEARING RACEWAY HEAT DISTRIBUTION USING HEAT PIPES

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A cooling system for a bearing having an inner ring rotatably carried within an outer ring, the system comprising:
a heat pipe extending through a thickness of the inner ring from a first surface to an opposing second surface, the heat pipe
being configured to protrude from the first surface; and

a cooling lubricant in fluid communication with the first surface;
wherein the heat pipe is configured to come into contact with the cooling lubricant and configured to transfer heat energy
from the first surface to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,339,326

DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON ELECTRODE COATING

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. An electrode for an RF ablation system, comprising a DLC coating containing graphite deposited on at least a portion thereof,
the DLC coating including an electrically conductive region having a first dielectric constant and an electrically insulative
region having a second dielectric constant, the first dielectric constant being less than the second dielectric constant.

US Pat. No. 9,344,591

DISPLAY METHOD, DISPLAY METHOD OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS T...

1. A display method for displaying a schedule screen which indicates an execution reservation state of JOBs on a display section,
the method comprising:
displaying, in accordance with a display scale condition of the schedule screen, a part or a whole of at least two job bar
images concerning the JOBs such that the at least two job bar images are superimposed over each other in a same area on the
schedule screen, wherein each of the job bar images comprises a bar shaped rectangular image having a width which corresponds
to a time period required for executing a respective one of the JOBs; and

displaying, in cases where information which is required to be recognized by a user exists in any of the at least two job
bar images which are superimposed over each other, the job bar image including the information required to be recognized by
the user on an uppermost layer so as to be visible on the schedule screen;

wherein the at least two job bar images are displayed to be superimposed over each other in the same area of the schedule
screen in response to a change in the display scale condition, the at least two job bar images not having been displayed to
be superimposed over each other before the change in the display scale condition.

US Pat. No. 9,343,975

POWER CONVERTER AND METHOD OF STABLING VOLTAGE GAIN

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A power converter, comprising:
a primary side compensation capacitor configured to receive a first AC voltage from a first switch circuit;
a transformer, comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding, the transformer being configured to receive the first
AC voltage to generate a second AC voltage, and the primary winding of the transformer being electrically coupled to the primary
side compensation capacitor in series; and

a secondary side compensation capacitor electrically coupled to the secondary winding of the transformer in series, and configured
to transmit the second AC voltage to a second switch circuit to generate a DC output voltage,

wherein an operating frequency of the first switch circuit is set between 0.8×fa and 1.2×fb, where the fb is at most 1.5 times
of the fa, and wherein the primary side compensation capacitor and an equivalent primary side leakage inductance of the transformer
correspond to a first resonant frequency, the secondary side compensation capacitor and an equivalent secondary side leakage
inductance of the transformer correspond to a second resonant frequency, the fa is the lower one of the first resonant frequency
and the second resonant frequency, and the fb is the higher one of the first resonant frequency and the second resonant frequency,
so that a voltage gain of the power converter with an empty load is at most 2 times of the voltage gain of the power converter
with a full load.

US Pat. No. 9,343,764

INTEGRATION OF MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS IN METHANOL SYNTHESIS

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A method for synthesizing hydrocarbonaceous compounds, the method comprising:
introducing a fuel stream comprising a reformable fuel into an anode of a molten carbonate fuel cell, an internal reforming
element associated with the anode, or a combination thereof;

introducing a cathode inlet stream comprising CO2 and O2 into a cathode of the fuel cell;

generating electricity within the molten carbonate fuel cell;
generating an anode exhaust comprising H2, CO, and CO2;

separating CO2 from at least a portion of the anode exhaust to produce an anode effluent gas stream;

reacting at least a portion of the anode effluent gas stream in the presence of a methanol synthesis catalyst under effective
conditions for forming methanol to produce at least one methanol-containing stream and one or more streams comprising gaseous
or liquid products; and

recycling at least a portion of the one or more streams comprising gaseous or liquid products to form at least a portion of
a cathode inlet stream,

wherein the molten carbonate fuel cell is operated (i) such that a CO2 utilization in the cathode is at least about 60% and either (ii) so as to achieve a thermal ratio from about 0.25 to about
1.15, or (iii) such that an amount of the reformable fuel introduced into the anode, the internal reforming element associated
with the anode, or the combination thereof, provides a reformable fuel surplus ratio of at least about 1.5, or (iv) both (ii)
and (iii).

US Pat. No. 9,340,279

FLUID TRANSFER CHAMBER FOR AIRCRAFT FLUID TRANSMISSION LINES

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. An aircraft fuel transfer chamber to transfer aircraft fuel, the chamber comprising:
a chamber housing including:
a first sub-chamber defining a first inlet to the chamber housing to be connected to an outer tube of a first aircraft fuel
line assembly passing through a first portion of an aircraft, the first sub-chamber to receive fuel leaked into the outer
tube of the first aircraft fuel line assembly from an inner tube of the first aircraft fuel line assembly; and

a second sub-chamber connected to the first sub-chamber, the second sub-chamber defining a second inlet to the chamber housing
to be connected to an outer tube of a second aircraft fuel line assembly passing through a second portion of the aircraft,
the second sub-chamber to receive fuel leaked into the outer tube of the second aircraft fuel line assembly from an inner
tube of the second aircraft fuel line assembly, the chamber housing defining an outlet connected to the first inlet and the
second inlet to transfer leaked fuel from the first portion and the second portion toward a drain of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,339,880

FACE HOBBING CUTTER SYSTEM AND INDEXABLE MILLING INSERTS FOR USE IN THE SAME

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A face hobbing cutter system for face hobbing spiral bevel gears, comprising:
a cutter disc rotatable about a central axis and having a rotationally symmetrical basic shape, the cutter disc including
a top surface, a bottom surface and a side surface extending between the top surface and the bottom surface;

a plurality of pockets formed in the cutter disc for receiving a plurality of cartridge assemblies and extending inwards from
the top surface into the cutter disc; and

at least one set of detachable cartridge assemblies, each set of cartridge assemblies including a plurality of cartridge assemblies,
each of the respective cartridge assemblies being spaced apart along a rotational direction, each of the cartridge assemblies
being fixed in place in a respective pocket of the cutter disc by a clamping device, each of the cartridge assemblies including
a plurality of cartridges and a plurality of indexable milling inserts, each of the plurality of indexable milling inserts
being retained on its respective cartridge by a retaining device, wherein some of the plurality of indexable milling inserts
in each set of cartridge assemblies are tangential-mounted inserts for milling flanks of spiral bevel gear teeth, while the
other inserts of the plurality of milling inserts in each set of cartridge assemblies are grooving inserts, the tangential-mounted
inserts each having at least two cutting edges, the grooving inserts being arranged transversely to the tangential-mounted
inserts for milling roots of the spiral bevel gear teeth, the grooving inserts and the tangential-mounted inserts being arranged
so that the grooving inserts have a respective most distanced point from the top surface of the disc at a larger distance
than a corresponding distance of the tangential-mounted inserts, said tangential-mounted inserts of each set of cartridge
assemblies being provided in pairs, one tangential-mounted insert of the pair being provided with its front facing the central
axis, and the other being provided with its front facing away the central axis, so as to form respectively milling concave
curved flanks and convex curved flanks of the spiral bevel gear teeth, the tangential-mounted inserts being arranged to only
cut the flanks and the grooving inserts being arranged to only cut the roots of the spiral gear teeth, wherein the plurality
of indexable milling inserts in each set of cartridge assemblies are alternately provided in the following order: a grooving
insert, a first tangential-mounted insert, a grooving insert, a second tangential-mounted insert, and wherein the second tangential-mounted
insert is tangentially mounted in an opposite direction as the first tangential-mounted insert.

US Pat. No. 9,345,162

MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR CIRCUIT BOARD

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A mounting structure for mounting a circuit board in a power supply chassis, the mounting structure comprising:
a mounting portion located on a first sidewall of the power supply chassis, the mounting portion comprising:
a first protruding plate configured for supporting the circuit board;
a second protruding plate in parallel with the first protruding plate; and
a positioning portion configured for receiving the circuit board and located between the first protruding plate and the second
protruding plate;

a securing portion located on the first sidewall and attached to the mounting portion and comprising a resilient portion extending
into the positioning portion for engaging in a securing hole of the circuit board; and

wherein the second protruding plate defines an aperture, the securing portion further comprises a coupling piece received
in the aperture, the resilient portion is located on the coupling piece, and an obtuse angle is defined between the resilient
portion and the coupling piece.

US Pat. No. 9,344,313

MULTIPLE-ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR CELL-SPECIFIC AND USER-SPECIFIC TRANSMISSION

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

8. A base station in a cell of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless system, the base station comprising:
a plurality of antennas;
a plurality of circuits coupled to the plurality of antennas;
a transmitter configured to generate a first set of signals by modulating a plurality of cell-specific subcarriers in a first
transmission mode for transmission to mobile devices within the cell;

the transmitter configured to generate a second set of second signals by modulating a plurality of user-specific subcarriers
in a second transmission mode for transmission to a specific mobile device within the cell;

a controller configured to maintain a mapping of a plurality of circuits coupled to the plurality of antennas and associated
with the first transmission mode and the second transmission mode, the mapping causing the first set of signals to be routed
to a first group of the plurality of antennas in the first transmission mode by activating a first group of the plurality
of circuits, and causing the second set of signals to be routed to a second group of the plurality of antennas in the second
transmission mode by activating a second group of the plurality of circuits; and

the transmitter configured to transmit the first set of signals associated with the first transmission mode and the second
set of signals associated with the first transmission mode;

wherein the first group of antennas produce a first beam pattern for the first transmission mode and the second group of antennas
produce a second beam pattern for the second transmission mode, and wherein the first beam pattern is different than the second
beam pattern in either an azimuth pattern or an elevation pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,343,980

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT WITH PRIMARY-SIDE SENSING AND REGULATION FOR FLYBACK POWER CONVERTERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

20. A method for adjusting an effective threshold of a power converter, the method comprising:
receiving a first signal modulated at a switching frequency;
processing information associated with the first signal;
detecting a magnitude of the switching frequency of the first signal based on at least information associated with the first
signal;

generating a first current based on at least information associated with the detected magnitude of the switching frequency
of the first signal;

receiving a predetermined threshold voltage and a first voltage, the first voltage being a sum of a second voltage and a third
voltage;

generating a first comparison signal based on at least information associated with the predetermined threshold voltage and
the first voltage;

processing information associated with the first comparison signal; and
generating a drive signal based on at least information associated with the first comparison signal to affect a second current
flowing through a primary winding coupled to a secondary winding;

wherein, if the first voltage is larger than the predetermined threshold voltage in magnitude, the drive signal causes the
second current to decrease;

wherein:
the drive signal is associated with the switching frequency;
the second voltage increases with the increasing first current in magnitude and decreases with the decreasing first current
in magnitude; and

the third voltage increases with the increasing second current in magnitude and decreases with the decreasing second current
in magnitude;

wherein the first current decreases in response to the increasing switching frequency in magnitude and increases in response
to the decreasing switching frequency in magnitude.

US Pat. No. 9,343,435

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
providing a first dielectric layer and a first set of conductive pads on a first substrate, each conductive pad of the first
set of conductive pads being positioned between portions of the first dielectric layer;

providing a first insulating material layer to cover the first dielectric layer and the first set of conductive pads; and
removing portions of the first insulating material layer to form a first insulating layer, opening of the first insulating
layer exposing the first set of conductive pads.

US Pat. No. 9,343,651

ORGANIC PACKAGING CARRIER

Industrial Technology Res...

1. An organic packaging carrier, comprising:
an organic substrate having a first surface;
a conductive circuit layer, located on the first surface and comprising at least a conductive layer and a sealing ring, wherein
the sealing ring is a closed ring, wherein a portion of the first surface is exposed by the conductive circuit layer; and

a sealing metal layer, located on the sealing ring, wherein a material of the sealing metal layer includes AgSn and is lead-free;
an inorganic hermetic insulation film, disposed on the substrate, the conductive layer and the sealing ring, wherein the inorganic
hermetic insulation film completely covers and directly contacts the exposed first surface to achieve an effect of hermetically
sealing the organic packaging carrier, and the inorganic hermetic insulation film extendedly covers edges of the conductive
layer and edges of the sealing ring; and

a metal reinforcement layer, located on a surface of the inorganic hermetic insulation film to improve toughness of the inorganic
hermetic insulation film and to block moisture,

wherein the metal reinforcement layer and the sealing metal layer are electrically isolated from one another.

US Pat. No. 9,343,262

ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS, BEAM PARALLELIZING APPARATUS, AND ION IMPLANTATION METHOD

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. An ion implantation apparatus comprising:
a beam parallelizing unit comprising an acceleration lens, and a deceleration lens disposed adjacent to the acceleration lens
in an ion beam transportation direction; and

a power supply unit configured to operate the beam parallelizing unit under one of a plurality of energy settings, wherein
the plurality of energy settings includes a first energy setting suitable for transport of a low energy ion beam, and a second
energy setting suitable for transport of a high energy ion beam,

the power supply unit is configured to generate a potential difference in at least the acceleration lens under the second
energy setting and to generate a potential difference in at least the deceleration lens under the first energy setting, and

a curvature of the deceleration lens is smaller than a curvature of the acceleration lens.

US Pat. No. 9,343,398

BGA BALLOUT PARTITION TECHNIQUES FOR SIMPLIFIED LAYOUT IN MOTHERBOARD WITH MULTIPLE POWER SUPPLY RAIL

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A microelectronic package, comprising:
a substrate comprising a dielectric element having a surface, terminals comprising at least first power terminals and other
terminals in an area array at the surface, contacts coupled with the terminals, and traces electrically coupling at least
some of the terminals with at least some of the contacts, each trace having a minimum lateral dimension parallel to the surface,
the substrate further comprising a power plane element electrically coupled to the first power terminals and having a minimum
lateral dimension parallel to the surface substantially greater than the minimum lateral dimension of each trace; and

a microelectronic element having element contacts electrically coupled with the terminals through the traces and the contacts
of the substrate,

wherein the area array has a peripheral edge and a continuous gap between the terminals extending inwardly from the peripheral
edge in a direction parallel to the surface, the terminals on opposite sides of the gap being spaced from one another by at
least 1.5 times a minimum pitch of the terminals, and the power plane element extends within the gap from at least the peripheral
edge at least to the first power terminals, each first power terminal separated from the peripheral edge by two or more of
the other terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,341,111

AMMONIA-ENGINE SYSTEM

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. An ammonia-engine system, comprising:
an ammonia engine employing ammonia supplied from a NH3 tank directly used as fuel;

an ammonia cracking device comprising an ammonia cracking catalyst that cracks ammonia from the NH3 tank to produce hydrogen,

wherein the temperature of the ammonia supplied therein and the ammonia cracking catalyst increase due to heat exchange between
the exhaust gas from the ammonia engine and the ammonia,

wherein the hydrogen-containing ammonia-cracked gas produced in the ammonia cracking device is supplied to the ammonia engine
as a combustion improver for the ammonia engine; and

an ammonia oxidizing device, provided between the ammonia engine and the exhaust gas introduction side of the ammonia cracking
device, to provide heat to the ammonia cracking device at start-up of the ammonia engine by oxidizing ammonia according to
the following formula:

NH3+3/4O2?1/2N2+3/2H2O  (1),

wherein the heat provided by the ammonia is sufficient to heat the ammonia cracking catalyst in the ammonia cracking device
to a temperature of 290° C. or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,345,084

SPECTRAL SHIFT CONTROL FOR DIMMABLE AC LED LIGHTING

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A method of conditioning current in a light engine steps comprising:
providing a pair of input terminals that receive a periodic excitation voltage;
receiving a current of equal magnitude and opposite polarity into each one of the pair of terminals, said current flowing
in response to the excitation voltage;

providing a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in a first network, said first network arranged to conduct
said current in response to the excitation voltage exceeding at least a forward threshold voltage associated with the first
network;

providing a plurality of LEDs arranged in a second network in series relationship with said first network;
providing a bypass path in parallel with the second network;
dynamically increasing an impedance of the bypass path as a substantially smooth and continuous function of said current in
response to a current amplitude increasing in a range above a threshold current value; and

diverting the current from the first network with dimming conditioning circuitry as a function of the waveform of the periodic
excitation voltage;

wherein a resistor within the dimming conditioning circuitry dynamically increases the impedance of the bypass path as the
substantially smooth and continuous function of said current in response to said current amplitude increasing in the range
above the threshold current.

US Pat. No. 9,344,306

METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING SIGNAL PROCESSING PARAMETERS FOR PROCESSING WANTED SIGNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a signal processing device, receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal comprising a wanted signal complying with a first wireless
communications protocol from an air interface and processing the RF signal according to one or more signal processing parameter(s)
to obtain the wanted signal;

an interference detector, analyzing one or more characteristic(s) of an interference signal of the wanted signal, wherein
the interference signal complies with a second wireless communications protocol different from the first wireless communication
protocols, wherein the characteristic(s) of the interference signal comprise(s) power, a frequency, a modulation type and/or
an amount of leakage of the interference signal; and

a coexistence optimization controller, coupled to the signal processing device and the interference detector, obtaining information
regarding the characteristic(s) of the interference signal from the interference detector and dynamically limiting a maximum
usable gain of a amplifier according to the characteristic(s) of the interference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,344,201

SHIELDED EHF CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES

KEYSSA, INC., Campbell, ...

1. A first extremely high frequency (EHF) shielded connector assembly configured to be coupled with a second EHF shielded
connector assembly, the first EHF connector assembly comprising:
a first EHF communication unit operative to contactlessly communicate EHF signals with a second EHF communication unit included
in the second EHF shielded connector assembly; and

a connector interface comprising:
a configuration to interface with a respective connector interface of the second EHF shield connector assembly; and
a plurality of material compositions that, in conjunction with the configuration, provides shielding to reduce EHF signal
leakage when the first EHF assembly connector is coupled to the second EHF connector assembly and the first EHF communication
unit is contactlessly communicating EHF signals with the second EHF communication unit, wherein the plurality of material
compositions comprises a reflective EHF material.

US Pat. No. 9,345,168

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:
a first power semiconductor module including a power semiconductor element for converting a direct current to an alternating
current;

a capacitor module including a capacitor element for smoothing the direct current; and
a flow path forming body for forming a flow path through which a cooling refrigerant flows,
wherein the flow path forming body has a first flow path forming body that forms a first flow path part for cooling the first
power semiconductor module, and a second flow path forming body that forms a second flow path part for cooling the capacitor
module,

wherein the first flow path forming body is provided on a side portion of the second flow path forming body and is integrally
formed with the second flow path forming body,

wherein the second flow path forming body forms a housing space for housing the capacitor module above the second flow path
part,

wherein the first flow path part is formed at a position facing the side wall that forms the housing space, and
wherein the first power semiconductor module is inserted into the first flow path part.

US Pat. No. 9,344,884

MODULE FOR AUTHENTICITY VERIFICATION OF AUTHENTICATION MESSAGES

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A hardware module for a mobile device, said hardware module comprising:
a radio interface;
a location detector; and
an interface controller;
wherein said hardware module is configured to communicate with a network for verifying an authenticity of one or more authentication
messages in an authentication procedure between said network and said mobile device, wherein verifying said authenticity comprises
checking whether second location information comprises first location information;

wherein said radio interface is configured to provide a radio connection between said mobile device and a radio access node
associated with said network;

wherein said radio interface is further configured to receive an authentication request through said radio access node, said
radio access node being associated with said first location information;

wherein said location detector is configured to generate said second location information, wherein said second location information
is associated with one or more radio access nodes which are within the radio reception range of said mobile device;

wherein said radio interface is further configured to receive said first location information from said radio access network
or to transmit said second location information to said radio access node; and

wherein said interface controller is configured to connect a smart card to said hardware module, said smart card configured
for generating authentication information in response to said authentication request.

US Pat. No. 9,344,844

MOBILE INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) LOCATION

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A method of providing location for a mobile device identified in an IP location request lacking a mobile identifier, comprising:
receiving, at a physical mobile location server, an Internet protocol (IP) location request for a current geographic location
of a given mobile device identified by said IP location request only with a public Internet Protocol (IP) address, said IP
location request, said IP location request including application specific information;

querying a Network Address Translation (NAT) enabled device to resolve, with an identifier resolver associated with said physical
mobile location server, a real mobile identifier of said given mobile device from said public IP address included with said
IP location request;

receiving, at said physical mobile location server, a current geographic location of said given mobile device based on said
resolved real mobile identifier of said given mobile device and said application specific information included with said IP
location request; and

returning said current geographic location of said given mobile device to a requesting device initiating said IP location
request.

US Pat. No. 9,345,133

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MOUNTING COMPONENTS ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed circuit board on which a component having a plurality of terminals is to be mounted by using a reflow soldering
process, comprising:
wiring patterns that are arranged in correspondence with the plurality of terminals of the component and have a size which
is smaller in wiring patterns for terminals near a central portion of the component than in wiring patterns for terminals
near each end portion of the component,

wherein the wiring patterns for the terminals near each end portion of the component respectively have a larger dimension
in a direction perpendicular to a pitch direction than that of the wiring patterns for the terminals near the central portion
of the component.

US Pat. No. 9,344,269

RECEIVING CIRCUIT

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A receiving circuit comprising:
a plurality of clock-and-data recovery circuits arranged in parallel, each clock-and-data recovery circuit including an LC
voltage controlled oscillator configured to generate a clock having an oscillation frequency according to an inductor and
a capacitor, and each clock-and-data recovery circuit being configured to sample a piece of input data with an output clock
of the LC voltage controlled oscillator and adjust the oscillation frequency of the LC voltage controlled oscillator in accordance
with a phase difference and a frequency difference between the piece of input data and the output clock of the LC voltage
controlled oscillator, thereby recovering data and a clock based on the piece of input data; and

a gain adjustment circuit configured to adjust ratios of gains of up and down of the oscillation frequency of the LC voltage
controlled oscillator in a loop in each of the clock-and-data recovery circuits arranged adjacent to each other, in accordance
with a phase difference between the pieces of input data and a phase difference between the output clocks of the respective
clock-and-data recovery circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,344,962

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ACTIVITY OF A BASE STATION ENTITY IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for controlling the activity of a base station in a mobile communication network via a mobile device, wherein
the base station is operable in a first and a second operational mode and wherein the base station comprises a transmitter
chain and a receiver chain, the method comprising:
receiving, by the mobile device, a first reactivation information, the first reactivation information being related to activating
the first operational mode of the base station from the second operational mode of the base station;

transmitting, by the mobile device, a second reactivation information to the base station during a predetermined sensitive
time interval of the base station so as to cause the base station to apply the first operational mode, wherein the second
reactivation information comprises information content of one bit that causes only a specific part of the base station to
be switched on for providing a control channel;

wherein the first operational mode corresponds to the base station transmitting radio frequency signals such that the control
channel is received in a radio coverage area of the base station by the mobile device; and

wherein the second operational mode corresponds to the base station switching off the transmitter chain and not providing
the control channel in the radio coverage area of the base station, switching off the receiver chain of the base station for
a predetermined inactivation time interval, and switching on the receiver chain of the base station for the predetermined
sensitive time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,344,577

CONTROL METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM COMPARING VERSIONS OF CIRCUIT DATA AND COPYING TO MATCH CIRCUIT DATA OF FIRST AND SECOND INTERFACES

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A control method to be executed by a processor included in a transmission apparatus, the control method comprising:
receiving, from a first interface device storing first circuit data, a first version of the first circuit data at a time of
coupling of the first interface device to the transmission apparatus;

extracting, from a plurality of interface devices included in the transmission apparatus, second circuit data of a second
interface device storing the second circuit data, where a second interface device type is a same as a first interface device
type, when the second interface device exists in the plurality of interface devices and when the first version matches a second
version stored in a memory, the second version being associated with the second interface device type of the second version
stored in the memory; and

copying the second circuit data to the first interface device.

US Pat. No. 9,344,481

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING INFORMATION CONTENT ACCORDING TO THE CAPABILITY OF THE ACCESS BEARER

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A method of operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, said terminal adapted to be wirelessly connected to
at least one access device, each of said at least one access device arranged to provide wireless access over a type of access
bearer, each access bearer having a bearer capability, wherein the method comprises:
initiating an information request to an application server, wherein the terminal comprises a memory storage adapted to store
information about the bearer capability for an access bearer used for conveying communication between the terminal and the
at least one access device;

identifying said information about the bearer capability in said memory storage;
appending said information about the bearer capability to the initiated information request;
transmitting the information request to the application server; and
receiving the requested information from the application server, the requested information tailored depending on the information
about bearer capability for the access bearer used for conveying communication between the terminal and the at least one access
device.

US Pat. No. 9,344,164

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR FEEDING BACK AND RECEIVING PMI

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for feeding back a Pre-coding Matrix Indicator, PMI, wherein the method comprises:
determining PMIs to be fed back including horizontal PMIs and vertical PMIs, or horizontal and vertical joint PMIs; and
feeding back the determined PMIs in a non-periodical Channel State Information, CSI, feedback mode or a periodical CSI feedback
mode;

wherein in a case that the PMIs comprise horizontal PMIs and vertical PMIs; and
in the periodical CSI feedback mode,
the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back only in the same sub-frame;
the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back in the same sub-frame or different sub-frames; or
the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back only in different sub-frames;
wherein if the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back only in the same sub-frame in the periodical CSI feedback
mode, then the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back in the same sub-frame together with corresponding Channel
Quality Indicators, CQIs;

wherein the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back in the same sub-frame or different sub-frames in the periodical
CSI feedback mode; and

if the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back in the same sub-frame, then there is also corresponding CQI information
in the sub-frame in which the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back, and

if the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back in different sub-frames, then there is also corresponding CQI information
in the sub-frame in which the horizontal PMIs are fed back and/or corresponding CQI information in the sub-frame in which
the vertical PMIs are fed back,

wherein CQIs corresponding to the horizontal PMIs are determined from the horizontal PMIs, or the horizontal PMIs and the
vertical PMIs; and

CQIs corresponding to the vertical PMIs are determined from the vertical PMIs, or the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs;
wherein if the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs are fed back only in different sub-frames in the periodical CSI feedback
mode, then there is also corresponding CQI information in the sub-frame in which the horizontal PMIs are fed back and/or there
is also corresponding CQI information in the sub-frame in which the vertical PMIs are fed back,

wherein CQIs corresponding to the horizontal PMIs are determined from the horizontal PMIs, or the horizontal PMIs and the
vertical PMIs; and

CQIs corresponding to the vertical PMIs are determined from the vertical PMIs, or the horizontal PMIs and the vertical PMIs.

US Pat. No. 9,343,965

SWITCHING REGULATOR AND CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A control circuit for controlling a switching regulator, comprising:
a supplementary signal generator configured to generate a supplementary signal;
a superimposing circuit configured to superimpose said supplementary signal with a first signal to generate a superposition;
a state detection circuit configured to generate a state signal in accordance with a second signal and said superposition;
a clock generator configured to generate a clock signal; and
a switching control signal generator configured to generate a switching control signal in accordance with said state signal
and said clock signal;

wherein said supplementary signal generator is configured to generate said supplementary signal varying with a state parameter
of a power stage in a first mode and to impede said supplementary signal from deviating from a value thereof at the moment
of switching from said first mode to said second mode.

US Pat. No. 9,340,199

METHOD OF BRAKING IN HYBRID VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A hybrid electric vehicle comprising:
a driveline configured to deliver a powertrain torque to vehicle wheels;
friction brakes configured to deliver a braking torque to the vehicle wheels;
an internal combustion engine configured to deliver positive torque to the driveline;
an electric motor configured to alternately deliver positive and negative torque to the driveline; and
a controller programmed to respond to a request to transition from positive wheel torque to negative wheel torque by
commanding the engine and electric motor to reduce the powertrain torque from an initial positive value to a positive threshold
value at a first rate of change,

commanding the brakes to exert a brake torque while commanding the engine and electric motor to reduce the powertrain torque
from the positive threshold value to a negative threshold value at a second rate of change having a magnitude less than a
magnitude of the first rate of change to mitigate a lash crossing disturbance, and

commanding the brakes to increase the brake torque to zero while commanding the electric motor to reduce the driveline torque
from the negative threshold value to a target negative value at a third rate of change having a magnitude greater than the
magnitude of the second rate of change.

US Pat. No. 9,344,142

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR MITIGATING LEAKAGE SIGNALS

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzeliy...

1. A communication system that comprises a transmit antenna, a radio frequency (RF) phase shifting module, an RF combiner,
a first receive antenna and a second receive antenna;
wherein the first and second receive antennas are located at a same distance from the transmit antenna;
wherein the first and second receive antennas are arranged to receive first and second leakage signals resulting from a transmission
of RF radiation by the transmit antenna;

wherein the RF phase shifting module is configured to receive signals from the first and second receive antennas, to phase
shift signals from at least one of first and second receive antennas to provide intermediate RF signals; wherein the phase
shift caused by the RF phase shifting module introduces a destructive phase shift between the first and second leakage signals;

wherein the RF combiner is configured to add the intermediate RF signals to provide combined RF signals.

US Pat. No. 9,342,826

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING A READING OF A MACHINE READABLE ELEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A CONSUMABLE PRODUCT

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A computer system for utilizing a reading of a machine readable element associated with a consumable product, the computer
system comprising:
a memory including computer executable instructions; and
a processor having access to the memory for executing the computer executable instructions, wherein execution of the computer
executable instructions by the processor causes the processor to perform operations including:

storing a record of apparatus identification information associated with an apparatus, the apparatus being configured to process
the consumable product and having a reader or reading the machine readable element;

obtaining usage information relative to the consumable product based on a reading of the machine readable element by the reader,
wherein the usage information comprises identity information indicative of an identity of a supplier of the consumable product;
and

applying a debit to the supplier of the consumable product based on the usage information and the apparatus identification
information, the debit indicating an amount of money to be collected from the supplier of the consumable product.

US Pat. No. 9,339,550

SOLID IVABRADINE-CONTAINING COMPOSITION

ratiopharm GmbH, Ulm (DE...

1. A solid composition containing ivabradine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as active substance in combination
with at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient characterized in that the excipient and the active substance are present
in the form of a solid solution, wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable excipient is selected from the group consisting of
sucrose, sorbitol, xylitol, polyethylene glycol, polyoxyethylene glycol monostearate, glycerol polyethylene glycol ricinolate,
macrogol glycerol stearate, glycerol palmitol stearate, macrogol glycerol laurate, polyethylene glycol cetylstearyl ether,
glycerol monostearate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), ethylcellulose,
methylcellulose (MC), hydroxyethylcellulose, ethylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC), micro-crystalline cellulose,
cellulose ethers, copovidone, and ethylene oxide-propylene oxide block-copolymers.