US Pat. No. 9,348,703

IMAGE RECOVERY FROM VOLUME IMAGE FILES

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A system for image recovery, comprising:
an input interface configured to receive a block backup volume that can be mounted; and
a processor configured to:
determine a merged chain map by consolidating one or more incremental chain maps, wherein to determine the merged chain map
includes:

in the event that only one incremental chain map exists, the merged chain map reflects changes included in the existing one
incremental chain map, and

in the event that a plurality of incremental chain maps exist, consolidating the plurality of incremental chain maps to form
a single map,

wherein the merged chain map indicates the changes to a full backup that exist in the one or more incremental chain maps before
the changes are applied to the full backup in connection with a data recovery process; and

store an image using the merged chain map and a volume map.

US Pat. No. 9,346,847

SPIROANNULATED NUCLEOSIDES AND PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

1. A Spiro annulated nucleoside of the general Formula I;

where, R (in the base) is selected from H, C1-C4 alkyl, halogen, OR, NHR (R?H, COCH3, COOtBu); Q=H with the proviso that C—N double bond is absent, C—Z double bond is present and Z is O; Z is NH2 with the proviso that C—Z double bond is absent, Q?H; Z is O with the proviso that C—N double bond is absent;

A and A? are selected from H, lower alkyl —OH, —OAc CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —CH2OPiv, —CH2OTBS; m and n are integers 0,1;

A? and A?? are selected from 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran (1a) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by the
formula (1b),


where R, R?, R? are selected from H, —OH, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl group, optionally substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth;
phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl;

with the proviso that when n=l[i.e(CH2)n=1] and where m=0[i.e(CH2)m=0], A?? is absent and A? is 1,3-dihydro isobenzofuran (1a) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by
the formula (1b), directly annulated at C-3, A and A? are selected from H, lower alkyl, OH, —OAc, —CH2OH—CH2OAc, —CH2OPiv, —CH2OTBS; and R, R? and R? in 1,3-dihydro isobenzofuran (1a) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by the formula
(1b) are selected from H, —OH, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl group, optionally
substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth; phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl;
R (in the base) is selected from H, C1-C4 alkyl, halogen; Q=H with the proviso that C—N double bond ( . . . ) is absent, C—Z
double bond ( . . . ) is present and Z is O; Z is NH2 with the proviso that C—Z double bond is absent, Q?H; Z is O with the
proviso that C—N double bond ( . . . ) is absent;

the proviso that when both n=1 and m=1, A? is selected from 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran of formula (1a)) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran]
represented by the formula (1b), A and A? are selected from H, lower alkyl, —OH, —OAc, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc; R, R? and R? in 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran of formula (1a)) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by
the formula (1b) are selected from H, —OH, —OAc, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl
group, optionally substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth; phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino,
nitro, C1-C6 alkyl; R (in the base) is selected from H, C1-C4 alkyl, halogen; Q=H with the proviso that C—N double bond (
. . . ) is absent, C—Z double bond ( . . . ) is present and Z is O; Z is NH2 with the proviso that C—Z double bond is absent,
Q?H; Z is O with the proviso that C—N double bond ( . . . ) is absent;

with the proviso that both A and A? can form together 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran (1a) where R, R? and R?, are selected from
H, —OH, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl group, optionally substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth; phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl when m=O[i.e(CH2)m=0], A?? is absent
and A? is selected from H, lower alkyl, —OH, —OAc, —CH2OH, —CH2OAC, —CH2OMe, —CH2OEt, phenyl optionally substituted with halogen,
amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl; and
wherein the structural formulae of the representative compounds are

US Pat. No. 9,345,316

TEXTURED DEVICE FOR CLEANING COSMETIC BRUSHES

Sigma Enterprises, LLC, ...

1. A method of using a device for washing and rinsing brushes, the method comprising:
providing the device;
washing a brush head along a plurality of first texturing features distributed over a first surface region of the device to
provide a directionally neutral first texture adapted for movement of the brush head substantially equally in all directions
along the first surface region for washing the brush head; and

rinsing the brush head along a plurality of second texturing features extending along a second surface region of the device
to provide a directionally oriented second texture adapted for movement of the brush head in a predetermined direction along
the second surface region for rinsing the brush head.

US Pat. No. 9,349,495

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED COLLIMATION SENSITIVITY

General Electric Company,...

1. A collimator assembly including:
a parallel-hole collimator including plural walls defining parallel holes therebetween, the parallel holes arranged around
a central opening; and

a pin-hole collimator including a pin-hole formed in a body, the pin-hole collimator disposed within the central opening.

US Pat. No. 9,350,560

SELECTIVE INFORMATION SHARING ACROSS TEAM SPACES

International Business Ma...

1. A method, embodied in at least one computer system, for selective sharing of information across team spaces, comprising:
enabling a member of a source team room to define a synchronous channel for said source team room;
enabling said member of said source team room to select at least one selected information item from resources contained in
said source team room, wherein said at least one selected information item is a subset of all resources contained in said
source team room;

enabling said member of said source team room to associate said selected information item with said synchronous channel;
enabling said member of said source team room to publish said synchronous channel to at least one target team room;
enabling a member of said target team room to subscribe said target team room to said synchronous channel;
automatically providing a synchronous notification through said synchronous channel to said target team room responsive to
said selected information item being modified;

enabling said member of said target team room to modify said selected information item through said synchronous channel;
adding, to said synchronous channel by said member of said source team room, subsequent to said member of said source team
room publishing said synchronous channel to said target team room, a document that is contained in said source team room;

permitting said member of said target team room to modify said document in response to detecting i) that said synchronous
channel was published from said source team room to said target team room and ii) that said document was added to said synchronous
channel subsequent to said synchronous channel being published to said target team room, and iii) a modify permission associated
with said synchronous channel; and

wherein said member of said target team room is not a member of said source team room.

US Pat. No. 9,345,742

AMINOSTATIN DERIVATIVES FOR THE TREATMENT OF ARTHROSIS

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A compound selected from the following compounds:
a.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(S)-2-((S)-2-tert-butoxy-carbonylamino-4-methylpentanoylamino)butyrylamino]-5-phenyl-pentanoyl
amino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate

b.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(S)-2-((S)-2-amino-4-methylpentanoylamino)butyrylamino]-5-phenylpentanoylamino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate
c.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methyl-butyrylamino)pentanoylamino]-5-phenylpentanoylamino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate
d.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenylpentanoyl-amino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
c.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[2-(3-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)acetylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanoyl-amino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
f.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[2-(naphthalen-1-yloxy)acetylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
g.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-2-[2-(3-methane-sulfonylaminophenyl)acetylamino]-3-methylbutyrylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
h.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
i.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]-3-phenylpropionylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
j.) ethyl 1-[(2S,3S)-2-((S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanoyl-amino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]cyclopropanecarboxylate
k.) methyl (2S,3S)-2-[(S)-2-((S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methyl-1-(S)-oxopentylamino]-3-methylpentanoate
l.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-4-methylpentanoate
m.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(S)-2-((S)-2-tert-butoxy-carbonylamino-4-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrylamino]-5-phenylpentanoylamino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate
n.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(S)-3-methyl-2-(3-phenyl-propionylamino)butyrylamino]-5-phenylpentanoylamino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate
o.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-4-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]pentanoylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
p.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)-3-phenylpropionylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
q.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(S)-2-((S)-2-tert-butoxy-carbonylamino-3-phenylpropionylamino)-3-methylbutyrylamino]-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate
r.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(S)-2-((S)-2-amino-3-phenylpropionylamino)-3-methylbutyrylamino]-5-phenylpentanoylamino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate
s.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-2-[2-(2,4-dichloro-phenoxy)acetylamino]-3-methylbutyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
t.) (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanoyl-amino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyric
acid

u.) N-((1S,2S)-2-methyl-1-phenethylcarbamoylbutyl)-(S)-3-amino-4-{(S)—(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoyl-amino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
v.) N-[(1S,2S)-2-methyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylcarbamoyl)butyl]-(S)-3-amino-4-{(S)—(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoyl-amino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
w.) methyl (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(3S,4S)-3-amino-4-[(R)-2-((S)-2-amino-3-phenylpropionylamino)-3-methylbutyrylamino]-5-phenylpentanoylamino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyrate
x.) N-[(1S,2S)-2-methyl-1-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-ylcarbamoyl)butyll]-(S)-3-amino-4-{(S)—(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)-pentanoylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
y.) N-((1S,2S)-1-benzylcarbamoyl-2-methylbutyl)-(S)-3-amino-4-{(S)—(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyryl amino)pentanoylamino]butyryl-amino}-5-phenylpentanamide
z.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-(cyclopropylmethylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoyl-amino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
aa.) methyl (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3,3-dimethyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyrate
bb.) (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[2-(3-trifluoromethoxy-phenyl)acctylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyric
acid

cc.) (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S)-3-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-2-(3-methyl-butyrylamino)-3-phenylpropionylamino]-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyric
acid

dd.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-((S)-1-hydroxymethyl-2-methylpropylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methyl-butyrylamino)pentanoylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
ee.) N-[(1S,2S)-2-methyl-1-(3-methylbutylcarbamoyl)butyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[2-(3-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)acetylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
ff.) (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((3S,4S)-3-amino-4-{(1S,4S)-3-methyl-2-[2-(3-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)acetylamino[pentanoylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyric
acid

gg.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-(1-ethylpropylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-methylbutyrylamino)pentanoyl-amino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
hh.) N-{(2S,3S)-1-[1-((S)-hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropylcarbamoyl]-2-methylbutyl}-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-(2S,3S)-3-methyl-2-[2-(3-trifluoromethoxy-phenyl)acetylamino]pentanoylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
ii.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-((S)-1-hydroxymethyl-2-methylpropylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-2-(3-methylbutyryl-amino)-3-phenylpropionylamino]butyrylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
jj.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-(1-ethylpropylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-phenylpropionylamino)pentanoylamino]-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
kk.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-(1-ethylpropylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-2-[(S)-2-(3,3-dimethylbutyrylamino)-4-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methyl-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenylpentanamide
ll.) (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(3-phenylpropionylamino)pentanoylamino]-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylaminol]-3-methylbutyric
acid

mm.) (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-3-methyl-2-[(S)-4-methyl-2-(4-trifluoromethoxybenzoylamino)pentanoylamino]-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenylpentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyric
acid

nn.) (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-[(S)-3-methyl-2-((S)-4-methyl-2-phenylacetylaminopentanoylamino)-1-oxobutylamino]-5-phenylpentanoyl-amino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyric
acid

oo.) N—[(S)-1-(1-{(S)—(S)-2-(S)-amino-1-benzyl-3-[(1S,2S)-1-(1-ethyl-propylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutylcarbamoyl]propylcarbamoyl}-2-methylpropylcarbamoyl)-3-methylbutyl]-4-trifluoromethoxybenzamide
pp.) (S)-2-[(2S,3S)-2-((S)-3-(S)-amino-4-{(S)-2-[(S)-2-(3,3-dimethylbutyryl-amino)-4-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methyl-1-oxobutylamino}-5-phenyl-pentanoylamino)-3-methylpentanoylamino]-3-methylbutyric
acid

qq.) (S)-2-((2S,3S)-2-{(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-[(S)-3-methyl-2-((S)-4-methyl-2-pentanoylaminopentanoylamino)-1-oxobutylamino]-5-phenylpentanoyl-amino}-3-methylpentanoylamino)-3-methylbutyric
acid

rr.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-(1-ethylpropylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-[(S)-3-methyl-2-((S)-4-methyl-2-phenylacctylaminopentanoylamino)-1-oxobutylamino]-5-phenylpentanamide
ss.) N-[(1S,2S)-1-(1-ethylpropylcarbamoyl)-2-methylbutyl]-(S)-3-(S)-amino-4-[(S)-3-methyl-2-((S)-4-methyl-2-pentanoylaminopentanoylamino)-1-oxobutylamino]-5-phenylpentanamide
and physiologically acceptable salts, derivatives, solvates, prodrugs and stereoisomers thereof, including mixtures thereof
in all ratios.

US Pat. No. 9,345,768

NANOPARTICLE/ACTIVE INGREDIENT CONJUGATES

MAGFORCE AG, Berlin (DE)...

1. A nanoparticle composition, comprising a nanoparticle, at least one linker bound to the nanoparticle, and at least one
therapeutically active substance bound to the nanoparticle via the linker,
wherein the linker is composed of nucleic acids and wherein the linker is thermolabile and is adapted to be melted upon heating
of the nanoparticle composition by an alternating magnetic field, wherein the melting occurs in the range of 40° C. to 60°
C. which causes, initiates, or substantially enhances separation of the at least one therapeutically active substance from
the nanoparticle.

US Pat. No. 9,346,919

POLYSILOXANE-POLYETHER COPOLYMERS WITH AMINO GROUPS AND/OR QUATERNARY AMMONIUM GROUPS IN THE POLYETHER MOIETY AND PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

Evonik DeGussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A polysiloxane polyether copolymer with amino groups and/or quaternary ammonium groups in the polyether moiety;
wherein the amino groups and/or quaternary ammonium groups are bonded directly to a carbon of the polyoxyalkylene chain via
a methylene group;

wherein the polysiloxane polyether copolymer is of the formula (1):
wherein:
m1 is from 0 to 500;
m3 is from 0 to 30;
m4 is from 0 to 60; and
m5 is from 0 to 60;
with the proviso that the sum of the indices m1, m3, m4, and m5 is at least equal to 1; andwherein:
X independently of the others is a linear, cyclic, or branched, aliphatic or aromatic, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon
radical having 1 to 20 carbon atoms which optionally contains heteroatoms;

X4 is alternatively X, X2, and/or X3;
X2 is a polyether radical of the formula (1a):
—CH2—CH(Y)—(Z1)a—O—(R1)n—(R2)o—(R3)p—R5  formula (1a);

wherein:
Y is either hydrogen or a monovalent organic radical having at least one carbon atom;
Z1 is a divalent saturated or unsaturated organic radical;
a is 0 or 1;
n is 0 to 200;
o is 1 to 1000;
p is 0 to 200;
with the proviso that the sum of the indices n+o+p is at least 3; and
wherein:
R1=—CH2CH2O—;

R2=—CH2CH(CH3)O— or —CH(CH3)CH2O—;

R3=—CH2CHRO— or —CHRCH2O—;

R independently of the others is an alkyl group having 2-18 carbon atoms or an aromatic radical;
R5 independently of the others=hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1-18 carbon atoms or a group RE—C(?O)—; and

RE independently of the others is an alkyl group having 1-17 carbon atoms or an aromatic radical; and

X3 is a polyether radical of the formula (1b):
—CH2—CH(Y)—(Z1)a—O—(R1)n—(R2)o—(R3)p—(R4)q—R5  formula (1b);

where:
q is 1 to 50;
R4=—CH2CH(CH2W)O— or —CH(CH2W)CH2O—;

a, n, o, p, R1, R2, R3, R5, Y, Z1 have the meanings defined above; and

where W is a group having nitrogen;
with the proviso that m5 is at least 1 when X4 is not the same as X3.
US Pat. No. 9,346,882

FULLY HUMAN ANTIBODIES TO BTLA

1. An isolated nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding heavy and light chain variable regions of an antibody,
or antigen binding fragment thereof, wherein the heavy and light variable regions comprise the amino acid sequences set forth
in SEQ ID NOs:25 and 32, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,350,156

POWER SUPPLY CONTROL APPARATUS OF ELECTRIC LOAD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power supply control apparatus of an electric load comprising:
an upstream side switching element that is serially connected to the electric load on an upstream side of the electric load
supplied with a load current by power supply from an external power source;

a downstream side switching element that is serially connected to the electric load on a downstream side of the electric load;
and

a control circuit unit that uses a microprocessor as a main component and controls a conduction state of the upstream side
switching element and the downstream side switching element, wherein

when one switching element of the upstream side switching element and the downstream side switching element is abnormally
short-circuited, the power supply is stopped by the other switching element,

the power supply control apparatus includes
an upstream overcurrent determination storage circuit that detects an upstream overcurrent as the load current flowing in
the upstream side switching element exceeds a predetermined value to generate an upstream overcurrent detection signal and
a downstream overcurrent determination storage circuit that detects a downstream overcurrent as the load current flowing in
the downstream side switching element exceeds a predetermined value to generate a downstream overcurrent detection signal,
or a synthetic overcurrent determination storage circuit that generates a synthetic overcurrent detection signal when any
one of the upstream overcurrent flowing in the upstream side switching element and the downstream overcurrent flowing in the
downstream side switching element, and

a voltage monitoring circuit that generates a variable divided voltage in response to a switching state of the upstream side
switching element and a switching state of the downstream side switching element,

the voltage monitoring circuit includes
a third resistance and a fourth resistance that divide a power source voltage of the external power source, at least one of
a first resistance and a fifth resistance that is connected to a connecting portion of the third resistance and the fourth
resistance at one end thereof, and a second resistance that connects the other end of the at least one of the first resistance
and the fifth resistance to a positive wiring or a negative wiring of the power source voltage through the electric load,

the other end of the first resistance is connected on one of the upstream side and the downstream side of the electric load,
the other end of the fifth resistance is connected on the other of the upstream side and the downstream side of the electric
load,

the variable divided voltage is generated at both ends of the fourth resistance,
the control circuit unit monitors a value of a power source voltage detection signal that is a voltage being in proportion
to the power source voltage and a value of a load voltage detection signal that is a voltage being in proportion to the variable
divided voltage, calculates a voltage ratio of the value of the power source voltage detection signal and the value of the
load voltage detection signal, and monitors the upstream overcurrent detection signal and the downstream overcurrent detection
signal, or the synthetic overcurrent detection signal,

the control circuit unit further includes
abnormality determination means for generating a power supply command signal for one of the upstream side switching element
and the downstream side switching element and a conduction command signal for the other one thereof, and for determining an
abnormality state of a load wiring for the electric load while the electric load is operated, and

abnormality processing means for stopping the generation of the power supply command signal and the conduction command signal
when the abnormality determination means determines the abnormality state, and for identifying and storing a plurality of
types of abnormality occurrence information,

the abnormality determination means determines the abnormality state of the load wiring based on a combination of a value
of the voltage ratio corresponding to a generation state of the power supply command signal and the conduction command signal,
and a generation state of the upstream overcurrent detection signal and the downstream overcurrent detection signal or the
synthetic overcurrent detection signal, and

the abnormality state of the load wiring includes at least one of
a state where there is a doubt about a positive supply fault abnormality in which an upstream positive wiring of the electric
load is connected to a positive electrode wiring of the external power source, or a positive line ground fault abnormality
in which the upstream positive wiring of the electric load is connected to a negative electrode wiring of the external power
source,

a state where there is a doubt about a negative supply fault abnormality in which a downstream negative wiring of the electric
load is connected to the positive electrode wiring of the external power source, or a negative line ground fault abnormality
in which the downstream negative wiring of the electric load is connected to the negative electrode wiring of the external
power source, and

a state where there is a doubt about a load short circuit abnormality or a load disconnection abnormality in which the electric
load is short-circuited or disconnected.

US Pat. No. 9,347,002

LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. Liquid-crystalline medium based on a mixture of polar compounds, characterised in that it comprises
a) at least one compound of the formula I,

in which
R1 and R1* each, independently of one another, denote a straight chain alkyl or straight chain alkoxy radical having 1 to 15 C atoms,
where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals may each be replaced, independently of one another, by —C?C—, —CF2O—, —CH?CH—,

—O—, —CO—O—, —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which, in addition, one or more
H atoms may be replaced by halogen, and
L1, L2 and L3 each, independently of one another, denote F, Cl, CF3, OCF3 or CHF2 and

b) one or more compounds selected from the group of the compounds of the formulae IIA, IIB and IIC,

in which
R2A, R2B and R2C each, independently of one another, denote H, an alkyl radical having up to 15 C atoms which is unsubstituted, monosubstituted
by CN or CF3 or at least monosubstituted by halogen, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals may be replaced by —O—, —S—,

—C?C—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —OC—O— or —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another,
L1-4 each, independently of one another, denote F or Cl,

Z2 and Z2? each, independently of one another, denote a single bond, —CH2CH2—, —CH?CH—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —COO—, —OCO—, —C2F4—, —CF?CF—, —CH?CHCH2O—,

p denotes 1 or 2,
q denotes 0 or 1, and
v denotes 1 to 6.

US Pat. No. 9,350,658

FIFO AFFINITY FOR MULTIPLE PORTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method, in a data processing system, for shared buffer affinity for multiple ports, the method comprising:
configuring a physical first-in-first-out (FIFO) buffer with a plurality of FIFO segments associated with a plurality of network
ports, wherein the plurality of network ports share the physical FIFO buffer;

identifying a FIFO segment under stress within the plurality of FIFO segments, wherein each of the FIFO segment under stress
and a FIFO segment not under stress have a user specified high watermark;

determining whether space is available within a resize window to allocate to the FIFO segment under stress, wherein the resize
window comprises buffer space between the higher watermark of the FIFO segment under stress and the high watermark of the
FIFO segment not under stress; and

reconfiguring the physical FIFO buffer to assign a portion of buffer space from a FIFO segment not under stress within the
plurality of FIFO segments to the FIFO segment under stress.

US Pat. No. 9,351,328

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A COMMUNICATION SESSION BETWEEN DEVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for transferring a communication session between a source user device and a target user device in a communication
network, wherein the communication session is established between the source user device and a server, the method comprising
the steps of:
determining an identifier of the target user device, wherein determining the identifier comprises reading a barcode, a low-voltage
circuit, a Near Field Communication (NFC) device, or an NFC tag;

sending a session modification request from the source user device to the server, said request comprising the identifier of
the target user device, wherein determining the identifier comprises determining the identifier of the target user device
before sending the session modification request, and wherein sending the session modification request comprises sending the
session modification request comprising the identifier of the target user device from the source user device to the server,
in response to reading the barcode, the low-voltage circuit, the NFC device, or the NFC tag;

checking a capability of the target user device to handle the communication session; and
establishing a further communication session between the server and the target user device responsive to said target user
device being capable of handling the communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,350,267

REACTOR, CONVERTER AND POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A reactor, comprising:
a coil including a coil element formed by winding a winding wire;
a magnetic core including a part to be inserted into the coil element;
a pair of frame-shaped bobbins respectively provided on opposite axial ends of the coil element; and
a case for accommodating an assembly of the coil, the magnetic core and the pair of frame-shaped bobbins, wherein:
two positions out of a total of four positions near opposite widthwise end parts of one frame-shaped bobbin and near opposite
widthwise end parts of the other frame-shaped bobbin when the assembly accommodated in the case is viewed from above serve
as positioning positions for determining the position of the assembly in the case and the remaining two positions serve as
escaping positions;

projecting pieces are respectively provided at the four positions on either the frame-shaped bobbins or the case; and
engaging grooves to be engaged with the projecting pieces are respectively provided at the positioning positions and the escaping
portions for allowing the projecting pieces to escape are respectively provided at the escaping positions on the other of
the frame-shaped bobbins and the case.

US Pat. No. 9,350,633

DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION OF COMMAND ISSUANCE IN A COMPUTING CLUSTER

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A method for dynamic optimization of command sequencing in a computing cluster, the method comprising:
selecting a set of a multiplicity of nodes in the computing cluster to receive a single command;
probing the nodes of the set to compute a computer communications latency for each of the nodes;
generating a sequence of the multiplicity of nodes in the set in which the single command is to be transmitted to each of
the multiplicity of the nodes in the set based upon the computed latency for each of the multiplicity of the nodes; and,

transmitting the single command to the multiplicity of the nodes in the set according to the determined sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,348,505

DYNAMIC IMAGE PRESENTATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, implemented at least in part via a processing unit, comprising:
responsive to receiving a zoom indication in association with a first arrangement of images, creating a second arrangement
of images by at least one of filling an image from a second display line into a first display line if a size of the image
is not greater than an amount of display space remaining in the first display line after receiving the zoom indication or
filling the image from the first display line into the second display line if the size of the image is greater than the amount
of display space remaining in the first display line after receiving the zoom indication, the zoom indication corresponding
to a scale factor that is a non-linear function described by

where x corresponds to a combination of a first scale distance between a first finger and a second finger and a second scale
distance between the first finger and the second finger, the first scale distance and the second scale distance corresponding
to a pinch gesture.

US Pat. No. 9,350,428

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF LINK ADAPTATION IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a wireless local area network, the method comprising:
transmitting, by a requesting station, a Multi User-Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (MU-PPDU) to a plurality of responding
stations, the MU PPDU including a plurality of data frames for the plurality of responding stations,

wherein at least one of the plurality of data frames is a Quality of Service (QoS) Null frame that includes an ACK policy
field that identifies an ACK policy for a respective responding station,

wherein only a QoS Null frame for a first station of the plurality of responding stations includes an ACK policy field value
that identifies the corresponding ACK policy to be a normal ACK corresponding to an immediate ACK response, and

wherein the QoS Null frame for the first station also includes a Modulation and Coding Scheme Feedback Request (MRQ) field
that indicates whether the first station is requested to send a Modulation and Coding Scheme Feedback (MFB); and

receiving, by the requesting station only from the first station based on the ACK policy, an acknowledgment (ACK) frame for
the QoS Null frame after a short interframe space (SIFS) period,

wherein only when the MRQ field indicates that the first station is requested to send the MFB does the ACK frame from the
first station include a MCS estimate generated by the first station based on the MU-PPDU, and

wherein remaining data frames of the plurality of data frames do not contain ACK policies for the immediate ACK response.
US Pat. No. 9,345,211

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01046139

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01046139, wherein a sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under ATCC Accession No.
PTA-122411.

US Pat. No. 9,348,470

PROJECTED CAPACITANCE TOUCH PANEL WITH REFERENCE AND GUARD ELECTRODE

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A mutual capacitance touch panel device, comprising: a substrate;
an array of electrode elements formed on the substrate, each electrode element including a drive electrode, a sense electrode
and a reference electrode, the reference electrode arranged between the drive electrode and the sense electrode;

a first mutual coupling capacitance formed between the drive electrode and the reference electrode of each electrode element,
wherein the drive electrode and reference electrode are configured such that the first mutual coupling capacitance is substantially
insensitive to an object touching the surface of the touch panel;

a second mutual coupling capacitance formed between the drive electrode and the sense electrode of each electrode element,
wherein the drive electrode and sense electrode are configured such that the second mutual coupling capacitance varies with
proximity of an object touching a surface of the touch panel; and

a sensing circuit electrically coupled to the sense electrode, drive electrode and reference electrode of an electrode element,
the sensing circuit configured to measure the first and second independent mutual coupling capacitances.

US Pat. No. 9,349,989

ORGANIC LUMINESCENCE EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display apparatus comprising:
an organic light-emitting unit comprising a top electrode and a bottom electrode disposed on a substrate;
a moisture absorbing layer disposed on the organic light-emitting unit; and
at least one inorganic layer, which is disposed on the moisture absorbing layer including a low temperature viscosity transition
(LVT) inorganic material;

wherein the temperature for viscosity transition of the LVT inorganic material is lower than the denaturation temperature
of a material included in the organic light-emitting unit; and

wherein the moisture absorbing layer comprises a metal having the same or greater reactivity as that of the metal included
in the top electrode of the organic light-emitting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,350,903

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD WHICH ADJUSTS IMAGE INSPECTION TO MATCH VARIATIONS IN THE EJECTION STATE OF THE PRINTING ELEMENT

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a printing unit configured to print an image in a region on a printing medium based on input image data by using a printing
head having an array of nozzles for ejecting ink;

an obtaining unit configured to obtain information regarding a state of ink ejected from the printing head to the region at
a timing when the image based on the input image data is printed by the printing unit;

a determination unit configured to determine an inspection item on which a read image is obtained by reading the image printed
by the printing unit based on the input image data by a reading unit to be inspected from a plurality of inspection items
based on the information obtained by the obtaining unit wherein a kind of the determined inspection item varies according
to the state indicated by the obtained information; and

an inspection unit configured to inspect the read image by performing, on image data of the read image, image processing corresponding
to the inspection item determined by the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 9,350,763

HTTP TUNNELLING OVER WEBSOCKETS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
identifying, on a computing device, a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request sent by an application to be delivered to
a destination over an HTTP connection;

determining, by a connection manager, to use a websocket connection based at least in part upon at least one of a number or
a frequency of messages transmitted over a period of time;

establishing the websocket connection between the application and the destination, the websocket connection providing a bi-directional,
full-duplex communications channel;

encoding the HTTP request;
encapsulating the encoded HTTP request in a binary request;
transmitting the binary request over the websocket connection;
receiving a binary response over the websocket connection to the computing device;
converting the binary response to an HTTP response; and
forwarding the HTTP response to the application.

US Pat. No. 9,350,417

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, WIRELESS RECEPTION APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A wireless transmission apparatus, comprising:
a reception unit configured to receive information representing a transmission drop resource, that has been set, during which
the wireless transmission apparatus is designated to drop transmission of a reference signal;

a reference signal generating unit configured to generate the reference signal; and
a transmission unit configured to transmit the reference signal in a transmission resource that is not the transmission drop
resource among one or more transmission resources used for transmitting the reference signal, wherein,

in the transmission drop resource among the one or more transmission resources, the transmission unit drops the transmission
of the reference signal in the transmission drop resource, when it is determined that an interference caused by the wireless
transmission apparatus is high based on a determination criterion.

US Pat. No. 9,349,375

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SEPARATING TIME SERIES SIGNALS

Inter-University Research...

1. A signal processing apparatus comprising:
an estimation unit configured to estimate an auxiliary variable of a processing target section including a first section of
an input signal where a time length is not zero and a second section different from the first section by using an approximating
auxiliary function for approximating an auxiliary function which has an auxiliary variable as an argument, the auxiliary function
being determined according to an objective function that outputs a function value that is smaller as a statistical independence
of a plurality of separated signals into which a plurality of input signals in time-series are separated by a demixing matrix
is higher, the auxiliary function being capable of calculating the demixing matrix that reduces a function value of the objective
function by alternately performing minimization of a function value regarding the auxiliary variable and minimization of a
function value regarding the demixing matrix, the estimation unit estimating a value of the auxiliary variable of the processing
target section based on the auxiliary variable previously estimated using the input signal in the first section and the input
signal in the second section, the processing target section being a section to which the minimization of the function value
regarding the auxiliary variable or the minimization of the function value regarding the demixing matrix is performed;

an updating unit configured to update the demixing matrix such that a function value of the approximating auxiliary function
is minimized based on the value of the estimated auxiliary variable and the demixing matrix; and

a generation unit configured to generate the separated signals by separating the input signals using the updated demixing
matrix, wherein

the input signals are signals that are sequentially input,
the first section is a section including the input signal which is input in advance, and
the second section is a section including the input signal which is currently input.

US Pat. No. 9,351,348

LAMINATE SUPPORT FILM FOR FABRICATION OF LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method comprising:
providing a flexible support film, and
adding one or more layers to a surface of the film, in accordance with a pattern, to form at least a plurality of discrete
optical elements, the pattern resulting in variations in elevation of at least one layer normal to the surface of the support
film, wherein the pattern corresponds to an arrangement of light emitting devices on a separate substrate,

placing the flexible support film with the plurality of discrete optical elements upon the light emitting elements on the
separate substrate, without an adhesive,

applying a vacuum to draw the support film that is between the discrete optical elements toward the separate substrate, thereby
applying a force that urges the discrete optical elements upon the light emitting devices,

heating the laminate to attach the discrete optical elements to the light emitting devices, and
removing the support film, leaving the plurality of optical elements attached to the plurality of light emitting devices.

US Pat. No. 9,350,972

ENCODING DEVICE AND ENCODING METHOD, AND DECODING DEVICE AND DECODING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An encoding device comprising:
a first viewpoint resolution reduction processing unit configured to subject, in the event of encoding an image of a second
viewpoint different from the first viewpoint, having lower resolution than the resolution of an image of a first viewpoint,
the image of the first viewpoint to resolution reduction processing to reduce resolution so that the resolution of the image
of the first viewpoint agrees with the resolution of the image of the second viewpoint;

a prediction unit configured to generate a prediction image of the image of the second viewpoint with reference to the image
of the first viewpoint after resolution reduction processing by the first viewpoint resolution reduction processing unit;

an encoding unit configured to encode the image of the second viewpoint using the prediction image generated by the prediction
unit; and

a multiplexing unit configured to replicate, in the event of encoding a multiplexed image which is an image multiplexed from
a plurality of images of the different second viewpoints, the image of the first viewpoint after resolution reduction processing
by the first viewpoint resolution reduction processing unit only times equivalent to the number of the images of the second
viewpoints making up the multiplexed image, and to multiplex the replicated images; wherein the prediction unit generates
prediction images of the images of the second viewpoints with reference to the image of the first viewpoint multiplexed by
the multiplexing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,351,341

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR HEATING SUBSTRATE BY IRRADIATING SUBSTRATE WITH FLASH OF LIGHT

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A heat treatment apparatus for heating a substrate by irradiating the substrate with a flash of light, comprising:
a chamber for receiving a substrate therein;
a support part for supporting the substrate within said chamber;
a flash lamp for irradiating a first surface of the substrate supported by said support part with a flash of light; and
a restriction member provided on the first surface side of the substrate and for restricting the jumping of the substrate
from said support part when the flash irradiation is performed wherein

said first surface is a front surface on which a pattern is formed, and
said restriction member restricts a peripheral portion of the front surface of the substrate in which no pattern is formed,
and

wherein said restriction member is a concave lens having a concave surface configured such that a distance from the front
surface of the substrate decreases gradually from the center of the substrate toward the peripheral portion thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,351,093

MULTICHANNEL SOUND SOURCE IDENTIFICATION AND LOCATION

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method implemented by one or more computing devices, the method comprising:
performing source separation of a plurality of sound data captured by respective ones of a plurality of sound capture devices
of an audio scene using a collaborative technique that includes:

recognizing spectral and temporal aspects from the plurality of sound data; and
sharing the recognized spectral and temporal aspects, one with another, to identify one or more sound sources in the audio
scene; and

determining a relative position of the identified one or more sound sources to the plurality of sound capture devices based
on the source separation.

US Pat. No. 9,349,947

METHODS OF USING A TWO TERMINAL MULTI-LAYER THIN FILM RESISTANCE SWITCHING DEVICE WITH A DIFFUSION BARRIER

Board of Regents, Univers...

1. A method of using a two terminal multi-layer thin film resistance switching device comprising:
providing a two terminal multi-layer thin film resistance switching device comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode;
first and second active switching layers between the first and second electrodes; and
a buffer layer between the first and second active switching layers;
applying an electrical pulse between the first and second electrodes to create an electrical field or to inject an electrical
current in the active resistance switching layers greater than a threshold electric field value that changes the resistance
of the device;

and using the thin film resistance switching device as a resistive random access memory device.

US Pat. No. 9,349,743

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device equipped with a memory cell of a nonvolatile memory, comprising the steps
of:
(a) providing a semiconductor substrate;
(b) forming a first gate electrode for the memory cell over the semiconductor substrate via a first insulating film;
(c) forming a second gate electrode for the memory cell over the semiconductor substrate via a second insulating film having
therein a charge storage portion so as to be adjacent to the first gate electrode;

(c1) after the step (c), forming a dummy gate electrode over the semiconductor substrate;
(d) after the step (c1), forming a first semiconductor region for source or drain of the memory cell in the semiconductor
substrate by ion implantation;

(e) after the step (d), forming sidewall insulating films on respective side walls of the first gate electrode and the second
gate electrode which are on the sides opposite to the side walls adjacent to each other;

(f) after the step (e), forming a second semiconductor region for source or drain of the memory cell in the semiconductor
substrate by ion implantation;

(g) after the step (f), forming a first interlayer insulating film so as to cover the first gate electrode, the second gate
electrode, and the dummy gate electrode; and

(h) polishing the first interlayer insulating film to expose the first gate electrode, the second gate electrode, and the
dummy gate electrode,

wherein the second gate electrode formed in the step (c) is adjacent to the first gate electrode via the second insulating
film,

wherein the second semiconductor region formed in the step (f) has the same conductivity type as that of the first semiconductor
region and has an impurity concentration higher than that of the first semiconductor region,

wherein in the step (h), an upper portion of the second insulating film present between the first gate electrode and the second
gate electrode is removed,

wherein a removal length of the second insulating film in the step (h) is larger than a depth of the second semiconductor
region formed in the step (f), and

wherein the method further comprises the steps of:
(i) after the step (h), removing the dummy gate electrode; and
(j) forming a third gate electrode in a trench which is a region from which the dummy gate electrode has been removed by the
step (i).

US Pat. No. 9,347,097

ARRANGEMENT FOR DETERMINING THE CONCENTRATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetm...

1. An arrangement, comprising:
a microfluidic device including,
a first chamber with an element for amplifying nucleic acids by means of an amplification reaction to be carried out in cycles,
a second chamber, connectable to the first chamber by way of fluidic communication, equipped with an element to determine
concentrations of amplified nucleic acids, and

at least one valve for interrupting and/or releasing fluidic communication between the chambers;
a single pump to transfer nucleic acids; and
a control unit to control the at least one valve and the pump, and to introduce a defined volume of a solution containing
reagents for the amplification reaction into the first chamber and to transfer a defined volume from said first chamber to
the second chamber, wherein said control unit is connected to the second chamber, said pump and said at least one valve and
being responsive to a signal transmitted from said element of the second chamber to said control unit for operating said pump
and/or said at least one valve based on the concentration of amplified nucleic acids determined by said element.

US Pat. No. 9,345,247

AZAINDOLE CARBOXYLIC ACID AMIDES AND AZAINDOLE THIOCARBOXYLIC ACID AMIDES FOR USE AS INSECTICIDES AND ACARICIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. A compound of formula (I)
where
R1 represents cyano, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, methyl, ethyl, 2-methylethyl, difluoromethyl, dichlorofluoromethyl,
chlorodifluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, pentafluoroethyl, chlorotetrafluoroethyl, methoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy,
methylthio, trifluoromethylthio, trifluoromethylsulphinyl, or trifluoromethylsulphonyl,

n represents 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5,
R2 represents hydrogen,

R3 represents hydrogen or methyl,

R4 represents methyl, ethyl, prop-1-yl, prop-2-en-1-yl, propyn-3-yl, ethenyl, but-2-yn-1-yl, cyclopropyl, cyclopropylmethyl,
or cyclobutyl,

R5 represents hydrogen or bromine,

R6 represents cyano, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, methyl, ethyl, or trifluoromethyl,

m represents 0 or 1,
X represents trifluoromethyl,
W represents O,
A represents a bivalent chemical moiety —C(?O)NR13— or —CH2—NH—C(?O)—, where the first (left-hand) point of attachment connects to the ring and the second (right-hand) point of attachment
connects to Y,

and where
R13 represents hydrogen, methyl, or ethyl,

Y represents methyl, ethyl, propan-1-yl, propan-2-yl, propyn-3-yl, butan-1-yl, butan-2-yl, 2-methylpropan-1-yl, 2-methylpropan-2-yl,
cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyanomethyl, 1-methoxycarbonylmethyl, 1-cyanoethyl, 2-cyanoethyl, 1-cyanoprop-1-yl, 2-cyanoprop-1-yl,
3-cyanoprop-1-yl, 1-cyanoprop-2-yl, 2-cyanoprop-2-yl, 1-cyanocyclopropyl, 2-cyanoprop-2-en-1-yl, 2-cyanocyclopropyl, 1-cyanocyclobutyl,
2-cyanocyclobutyl, 3-cyanocyclobutyl, 2-fluoroethyl, 2,2-difluoroethyl, 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl, 1-fluoropropan-2-yl, 2,2-difluoroprop-1-yl,
1,3-difluoropropan-2-yl, 1-methylcyclopropyl, 2-methylcyclopropyl, 1-ethylcyclopropyl, 1-ethynylcyclopropyl, 1-ethynylcyclobutyl,
1-methoxycyclopropyl, 1-ethoxycyclopropyl, 1-methoxycarbonylcyclopropyl, 1-ethoxycarbonylcyclopropyl, cyclopropylmethyl, 1-cyclopropyleth-1-yl,
1-trifluoromethylcyclopropyl, pyridin-2-yl, 5-chloropyridin-2-yl, 5-fluoropyridin-2-yl, 1-(aminothiocarbonyl)cyclopropyl,
1-cyano-2-methylpropan-1-yl, 1-cyanobut-3-yn-1-yl, 1-cyano-2-methylpropan-1-yl, 1-cyanopropan-2-yl, 1-cyano-1-cyclopropylethyl,
1-cyano-1-ethylprop-1-yl, 1-cyano-1-methylcyclopropylmethyl, (2-R)-1-(methylthio)propan-2-yl, (2-R)-1-(methylsulphinyl)propan-2-yl
or 1,3-dimethoxy-2-cyanopropan-2-yl, 3-oxetan-1-yl, pyridin-2-ylmethyl, 1,3-pyrimidin-2-yl-methyl,

Q1 represents N, where simultaneously Q2 represents a carbon atom, which is substituted by hydrogen,
and/or a salt and/or N-oxide of a compound of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 9,351,357

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LAMP AND DRIVER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A light source comprising:
first and second terminals configured for exchanging with a driver an alternating current signal of at least 1 kHz, the light
source having a first end where the first terminal is located and a second end where the second terminal is located, the first
terminal comprising two first pins and the second terminal comprising two second pins,

a rectifier with a first input coupled to the first terminal and with a second input coupled to the second terminal, and
at least one light emitting diode coupled to outputs of the rectifier, wherein the first input of the rectifier is coupled
to the first terminal via a capacitor,

wherein the two first pins are interconnected via a first fuse, the capacitor being connected to one of the first pins, and
the two second pins are interconnected via a second fuse.

US Pat. No. 9,349,150

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-TASK LEARNING FOR PREDICTION OF DEMAND ON A SYSTEM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

14. A multi-task learning system for predicting travel demand on an associated transportation network, comprising:
a time series generator component configured to generate a set of time series corresponding to segments of the associated
transportation network;

a multi-task learning module configured to generate a prediction model for each of a plurality of clusters of time series,
wherein the multi-task learning module determines a common prediction model for all series in a cluster thereof, and determines
a specific prediction model for each series in the cluster thereof, and wherein the generated prediction model is a sum of
the common prediction model and the specific prediction model for each cluster;

memory which stores instructions for:
collecting, from a plurality of collection components, transportation network data corresponding to the segments of the associated
transportation network,

receiving observation data corresponding to a plurality of observations associated with the transportation network, and
predicting travel demand on a selected segment of the associated transportation network in accordance with the received observation
data and the prediction model of the cluster with which the time series corresponding to the selected segment is associated;
and

a processor in communication with the memory which executes the instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,350,772

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING COMMON SERVICES AVAILABLE ACROSS NETWORK ENDPOINTS

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A system for providing access to common services, the system comprising:
at least one network interface; and
at least one processor in communication with the network interface and configured to:
receive, via the at least one network interface, a first request to initiate a communication session, the communication session
including a plurality of endpoints;

determine, in response to the first request, an inventory of services available to each of the plurality of endpoints;
identify at least two common services available to at least a subset of the plurality of endpoints, the subset including at
least two endpoints;

send an identification of the at least two common services to each endpoint in the subset;
receive a second request to provide access to at least one of the at least two common services to the subset; and
provide access to the at least one common service to the subset during the communication session based on the second request.

US Pat. No. 9,350,459

OPTICAL RECEPTION CIRCUIT, OPTICAL RECEPTION DEVICE, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An optical reception circuit comprising:
a current-voltage conversion unit including an input that receives a single-end current signal, which is a photoelectrically
converted optical signal, the current-voltage conversion unit being configured to convert the single-end current signal into
a single-end voltage signal and to output the converted signal from an output terminal;

an amplifier unit including an input terminal that is connected to the output terminal of the current-voltage conversion unit,
the amplifier unit being configured to amplify the single-end voltage signal to predetermined amplitude set in advance and
to output the amplified signal from an output terminal; and

a differential conversion unit including an input terminal connected to the output terminal of the amplifier unit, the differential
conversion unit being configured to output a differential voltage signal which is a differentiated single-end voltage signal
amplified in the amplifier unit,

wherein the differential conversion unit at least includes first to fourth amplifiers, and
an input terminal of the first amplifier is connected to the output terminal of the amplifier unit, input terminals of the
second amplifier and the third amplifier are connected to an output terminal of the first amplifier, and an input terminal
of the fourth amplifier is connected to an output terminal of the second amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,349,890

SOLAR CELL AND SOLAR CELL SYSTEM

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A solar cell system, comprising:
a plurality of solar cells arranged in two-dimensional array comprising a plurality of solar cells columns and a plurality
of solar cells rows, wherein solar cells in the same one of the plurality of solar cells columns are stacked, in direct contact
with and electrically connected to each other in series so that each of the plurality of solar cells columns has a curved
surface, and solar cells in the same one of the plurality of solar cells rows are in in direct contact with and electrically
connected to each other in parallel; and the solar cell system has a common curved surface configured to receive incident
light beams;

each of the plurality of solar cells comprising:
an integrated structure comprising a first electrode layer, a P-type silicon layer, an N-type silicon layer, and a second
electrode layer arranged in the above sequence;

a P-N junction at an interface between the P-type silicon layer and the N-type silicon layer; and
a reflector on another side of the integrated structure;
wherein adjacent P-type silicon layers in the same one of the plurality of solar cells rows are in direct and parallel contact
with each other; and adjacent N-type silicon layers in the same one of the plurality of solar cells rows are in direct and
parallel contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,348,194

GENERATING OPTICAL PULSES VIA A SOLITON STATE OF AN OPTICAL MICRORESONATOR

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A light pulse source adapted for generating repetitive optical pulses, comprising:
a continuous wave (cw) laser arranged for providing cw laser light,
an optical microresonator comprising a resonator material, which has a third order (Kerr) nonlinearity and an anomalous resonator
dispersion, wherein the cw laser is arranged for coupling the cw laser light into the optical microresonator, which, at a
predetermined relative detuning of the cw laser and the optical microresonator, is capable of including a light field in a
soliton state, wherein soliton shaped pulses can be coupled out of the optical microresonator for providing the repetitive
optical pulses, and

a tuning device arranged for creating and maintaining the predetermined relative detuning of the cw laser and the optical
microresonator based on a tuning time profile selected in dependency on a thermal time constant of the optical microresonator
such that the soliton state is achieved in a thermal equilibrium state of the optical microresonator.

US Pat. No. 9,351,407

METHOD FOR FORMING MULTILAYER DEVICE HAVING SOLDER FILLED VIA CONNECTION

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A method for forming a multilayer device, the method comprising:
providing a core substrate having opposing first and second core surfaces;
forming a top and a bottom inner conductive pattern on each of the first and second core surfaces, respectively;
forming a first dielectric layer on at least a portion of the first core surface, and the top inner conductive pattern;
forming a second dielectric layer on at least a portion of the second core surface, and the bottom inner conductive pattern;
laminating the first and second dielectric layers with top and bottom outer conductive layers, respectively;
providing a first via through the core substrate, wherein the first via extending from the top outer conductive layer to the
bottom outer conductive layer; and

attracting, by a magnetic force, at least one solder coated magnetic particle into the first via.

US Pat. No. 9,351,365

CONTROL UNIT FOR LED ASSEMBLY AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a LED assembly that comprises a plurality of LED units, said LED units being serial connected;
a switched mode power supply for powering the LED assembly;
a control unit for controlling the LED assembly the control unit being arranged to:
receive an input signal representing a desired output characteristic of the LED assembly,
determine a plurality of duty cycles for the respective plurality of LED units associated with a nominal current level of
the switched mode power supply, for providing the desired output characteristic,

determine the largest of the plurality of duty cycles for respective LED units,
determine a current level that is reduced relative to the nominal current level based on at least the largest of the duty
cycles,

adjust the plurality of duty cycles for respective LED units based on the reduced current level or the largest of the duty
cycles, and

provide output data for the LED assembly and the switched mode power supply based on the adjusted plurality of duty cycles
and the reduced current level,

and wherein the LED assembly further comprises a capacitor connectable in parallel to the plurality of LED units by operating
a switch connected in series with the capacitor and wherein the control unit is arranged to control the switch based on at
least one of the reduced current and the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,350,568

POWER MANAGEMENT IN HYBRID NETWORKS

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A system, comprising:
a processor circuit; and
a network power manager executable by the processor circuit to manage power consumption in a hybrid network by controlling
an operational state of a plurality of ports in a plurality of nodes of the hybrid network, the plurality of nodes in data
communication by way of the hybrid network, the hybrid network employing a plurality of link layer technologies, two or more
of the plurality of nodes comprising a first port employing a first link layer technology and a second port employing a second
link layer technology different from the first link layer technology, wherein the operational state of each of the plurality
of ports comprises one of an active state or an inactive state, the network power manager configured to:

determine a first operational topology for the hybrid network, the first operational topology providing communication between
the plurality of nodes via a first set of the plurality of ports utilizing a first set of one or more of the plurality of
link layer technologies;

determine a second operational topology for the hybrid network, the second operational topology providing communication between
the plurality of nodes via a second set of the plurality of ports different from the first set of ports utilizing a second
set of one or more of the plurality of link layer technologies;

determine one or more transitions in an operational state of one or more first ports of the plurality of ports of the plurality
of nodes to transition from the first operational topology to the second operational topology; and

switch the operational state of the one or more first ports between the active state and the inactive state through communication
with one or more second ports of the plurality of nodes separately from control of an overall operational state of the plurality
of nodes to implement the second operational topology.

US Pat. No. 9,350,661

AGGREGATION NETWORK WITH CENTRALIZED CONTROL

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A centralized controller in communication with a plurality of aggregation nodes, edge routers, and access nodes of a network,
wherein the centralized controller comprises:
a topology module that executes a software defined networking (SDN) protocol to receive topology information from the edge
routers, wherein the topology module receives a plurality of messages flooded by one or more of the access nodes and the aggregation
nodes, wherein each respective message of the plurality of messages specifies a respective list of interfaces for the access
nodes and the aggregation nodes traversed by the respective message,

wherein the centralized controller establishes a respective control channel with each of the aggregation nodes based on the
lists of interfaces specified by the messages flooded by the aggregation nodes; and

a path computation module (PCM) that computes forwarding information for one or more transport data channels in accordance
with the topology information, wherein the transport data channels are for transporting network packets between the access
nodes and the edge routers via the aggregation nodes,

wherein the centralized controller outputs one or more messages to the aggregation nodes via the respective control channels
to communicate and install within each of the aggregation nodes the forwarding information for configuring forwarding planes
of the aggregation nodes to forward the network packets on the one or more transport data channels.

US Pat. No. 9,348,609

FRAMEWORK FOR AD-HOC PROCESS FLEXIBILITY

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

18. A system, comprising:
memory operable to store information associated with process instances of one or more business processes; and
one or more processors operable to:
provide process instances of one or more business processes to a client across a network in a process visualization user interface;
receive a request from the client to initiate an ad-hoc change of a selected process instance associated with an original
process model;

provide user interaction options for implementing the ad-hoc change to the client, the user interaction options provided in
the process visualization user interface;

receive a selection of a particular user interaction option for implementing the ad-hoc change from the client; and
implement the ad-hoc change of the selected process instance at runtime for the original process model associated with the
selected process instance, wherein implementing the ad-hoc change of the selected process instance at runtime comprises:

generating a revised process model based on the original process model, the revised process model further including at least
one change associated with the selected user interaction option, wherein the original process model is maintained separate
from the revised process model;

automatically migrating the selected process instance from the original process model to the revised process model at runtime
by moving at least a portion of a process instance state associated with the selected process instance to the revised process
model, wherein the process instance state is distinct from the original process model and the revised process model;

executing, after completing the migration, the revised process model using the moved process instance state; and
cancelling, while the revised process model is executing, the execution of the original process model.

US Pat. No. 9,348,162

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND NARROW BEZEL STRUCTURE THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A narrow bezel structure of a liquid crystal display comprising a liquid crystal module, a front cover, a middle cover,
and a back cover, an external layer of the liquid crystal module being a polarizer film, the polarizer film being spaced apart
from an edge of the liquid crystal module to form a step;
the narrow bezel structure further comprising a number of locking members used for holding the liquid crystal module, the
locking member comprising a horizontal part and a perpendicular part perpendicularly connected to the horizontal part;

wherein the front cover comprises a first horizontal part, a first perpendicular part, a second horizontal part, and a second
perpendicular part which are integrally formed and sequentially connected, the first horizontal part is attached to the step,
the second horizontal part and the second perpendicular part form a second step, and the second perpendicular part is fixedly
connected to the back cover, and

wherein the horizontal part presses an upper surface of a bottom glass substrate in an outer lead bonding area of the liquid
crystal module, and the perpendicular part and the middle cover are connected by a screw correspondingly disposed on the perpendicular
part and the middle cover.

US Pat. No. 9,351,369

LEAKAGE CURRENT DETECTION CIRCUIT, SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS, LED ILLUMINATION APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A leakage current detection circuit, comprising:
a detection signal generation portion that detects a switch current flowing in a switch which is targeted for leakage monitoring,
and generates a detection signal to prohibit operation of a control target circuit which is targeted for control when the
switch current does not reach a predetermined threshold value, wherein the detection signal generation portion detects an
input voltage in accordance with the switch current, and generates the detection signal to prohibit the operation of the control
target circuit when the input voltage does not reach a predetermined threshold value voltage, and wherein the switch is disposed
on a first electric current route between a load driven by the control target circuit and a power supply that applies a voltage
to the load, and the detection signal generation portion detects the input voltage by providing an electric current into a
second electric current route different from the first electric current route.

US Pat. No. 9,348,433

OPTICAL TOUCH SENSING STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. An optical touch sensing structure, comprising:
a transparent substrate; and
a plurality of optical particles with metallic composition, disposed on the transparent substrate, wherein when an infrared
is incident on each of the optical particles with metallic composition, the infrared is reflected by each of the optical particles
with metallic composition;

a transparent adhesive layer, disposed on the transparent substrate, wherein a refractive index of the transparent adhesive
layer is identical or similar to a refractive index of the transparent substrate, and the optical particles with metallic
composition are fixed on the transparent substrate by the transparent adhesive layer, the transparent adhesive layer completely
covers the transparent substrate and the optical particles with metallic composition are distributed in the transparent adhesive
layer;

a plurality of light absorbing portions, disposed on the transparent adhesive layer and exposing a portion of the transparent
adhesive layer; and

a transparent protective layer, disposed on the transparent adhesive layer and covering the light absorbing portions and the
portion of the transparent adhesive layer exposed by light absorbing portions, wherein a refractive index of the transparent
protective layer is identical or similar to the refractive index of the transparent substrate and identical or similar to
the refractive index of the transparent adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,351,395

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS INCLUDING STRIP-LINE CIRCUITRY AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:
providing a first layer stack including a first electrically-conductive layer and a first electrically-insulating layer, the
first electrically-insulating layer including a first surface and an opposite second surface, the first electrically-conductive
layer including a first surface and an opposite second surface, the second surface of the first electrically-conductive layer
disposed on the first surface of the first electrically-insulating layer;

providing a second layer stack including a second electrically-insulating layer, the second electrically-insulating layer
including at least one electrically-conductive trace disposed on a first surface thereof;

mounting a device on the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer such that the device is electrically coupled
to at least one of the at least one electrically-conductive traces;

placing the first surface of the second electrically-insulating layer in contact with the second surface of the first electrically-insulating
layer such that at least a portion of the device is disposed within at least a portion of a cut-out area of the first layer
stack, the cut-out area defining a void that extends from the second surface of the first electrically-insulating layer to
the first surface of the first electrically-conductive layer;

determining whether a volume of the void defined by the cut-out area remains above the device; and
at least partially filling the volume of the void with a dielectric material other than a vacuum or a gas if it is determined
that a volume of the void remains above the device.

US Pat. No. 9,350,463

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AUDIO DEVICE AND AMPLIFIER DEVICE USING PULSE DENSITY MODULATION FOR COMMUNICATION

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An electronic device using pulse density modulation for communication, comprising:
a pulse density modulation interface between a first circuit and a second circuit;
the first circuit to output a clock signal and a data signal to the second circuit through the pulse density modulation interface;
and

the second circuit to receive the clock and data signals from the first circuit through the pulse density modulation interface
and determine whether the level change times of the data signal reach a predetermined threshold while the clock signal remains
unchanged, so as to verify whether the clock and data signals conform to a start protocol,

wherein the predetermined threshold is equal to or more than three.
US Pat. No. 9,345,694

COMPOUNDS FOR ENHANCING ARGINASE ACTIVITY AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Cornell Research Foundati...

1. A method for treating a disorder that can be treated by enhancing arginase activity in a human in need thereof, the method
consisting of administering to the human an effective amount of Lansoprazole, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of such
compound, and a carrier and/or excipient, wherein the disorder is stroke.

US Pat. No. 9,350,845

UNIVERSAL CALL MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a first provider, a user communication from a mobile device, the user communication being sent by a sender and
intended for a recipient, the user communication sent using a source communication portal in a source format, delivery of
communications sent using the source communication portal handled by the first provider, and the mobile device associated
with one or more device management rules for managing communications originated from or destined to the mobile device using
one or more communications portals;

retrieving, by the first provider, a device management rule associated with managing delivery of the user communication, the
device management rule identifying a destination format in which the user communication is to be delivered to the recipient,
wherein the destination format is different from the source format;

determining that accessing an external communication portal associated with a second provider different from the first provider
is necessary for the first provider to: (i) convert the received user communication from the source format to the destination
format and (ii) deliver the received user communication to the recipient in the destination format, wherein the external communication
portal is a communication portal that is used to send communications in the destination format and wherein the destination
format is not handled by the first provider;

in response to determining that accessing the external communication portal is necessary to convert and deliver the received
user communication, delivering, by the first provider, the received user communication to the recipient based on the source
format and the destination format including:

identifying a user account of the sender of the user communication with the external communication portal;
obtaining authentication data for the user account of the sender of the user communication with the external communication
portal from the mobile device;

accessing the external communication portal, wherein the accessing comprises accessing the user account of the sender of the
user communication with the external communication portal using the obtained authentication data for the user account; and

delivering the received user communication in the different destination format using the external communication portal.

US Pat. No. 9,350,373

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER AND LONG-TERM-EVOLUTION ADVANCED DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An analog-to-digital converter, converting an input signal to an output signal, comprising:
a first analog-to-digital converting circuit, generating a first signal based on the input signal and further outputting a
feature signal of a first quantization error of the first analog-to-digital converting circuit;

a second analog-to-digital converting circuit, generating a second signal based on the input signal and the feature signal;
and

an output combiner, combining the first signal and the second signal to generate the output signal and thereby to reduce a
quantization error factor in the output signal that is due to the first quantization error.

US Pat. No. 9,346,292

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:
a recording unit that performs a recording on a medium;
a discharge unit that discharges the medium on which the recording is performed by the recording unit;
a medium reception tray that is provided to be capable of displacing between a first position protruding in a medium discharge
direction and a second position drawn in an opposite direction to the medium discharge direction and receives the medium discharged
by the discharge unit;

a drive unit that drives the medium reception tray;
a control unit that controls the positions of the medium reception tray depending on a length of the medium to be discharged;
and

a regulation unit that is located at an inside of the recording apparatus and that regulates the medium being drawn by engaging
with a trailing edge of the medium, when the medium reception tray is displaced in a direction from the first position toward
the second position,

wherein the regulation unit includes:
a convex portion that forms at a tray accommodation unit which accommodates the media reception tray,
a tray side rib which is formed along the medium discharge direction in the medium reception tray, and
wherein the convex portion is entered between the tray side ribs when the medium reception tray is accommodated in the tray
accommodation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,346,965

HEPTYL ESTERS OF FURAN DICARBOXYLIC ACID AS SOFTENERS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A composition, comprising at least two isomeric diheptyl furan-2,5-dicarboxylates, wherein each diheptyl furan-2,5-dicarboxylate
independently satisfies at least one property selected from the group consisting of
a density of the diheptyl furan-2,5-dicarboxylate at 20° C. is not more than 1.1 g/cm3,

an intrinsic viscosity of the diheptyl furan-2,5-dicarboxylate at 25° C. is not more than 120 mPa*s, and
when analyzed with a differential calorimeter, the diheptyl furan-2,5-dicarboxylate has no melting signal at temperatures
greater than 20° C.

US Pat. No. 9,350,340

POWER LOSS CONTROL METHOD FOR METAL-OXIDE-SEMICONDUCTOR UNIT AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

9. A power loss control apparatus for a MOS unit, wherein the MOS unit comprises a plurality of MOS devices coupled in parallel,
the power loss control apparatus comprising:
a load condition detecting device, configured to detect a load condition of the MOS unit and designate the load condition
as either a light load condition or a heavy load condition; and

a power loss controlling device, configured to adjust a driving loss of the MOS unit based on the load condition designation;
and wherein the driving loss of the MOS unit is configured to decrease when the MOS unit is under a designated light load
condition; wherein

the power loss controlling device comprises a driving voltage controlling device, wherein the driving voltage controlling
device is configured to decrease voltage of a driving signal of the MOS unit under the designated light load condition.

US Pat. No. 9,350,243

POWER CONVERTER WITH SEPARATE BUCK AND BOOST CONVERSION CIRCUITS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a power converter configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage and to supply the output voltage to a load,
the power converter including:

a buck conversion circuit including a first set of switches comprising first switches, and
a boost conversion circuit including a second set of switches comprising second switches, wherein the second set of switches
is separate from and capable of being controlled independently from the first set of switches; and

a control unit configured to
control delivery of power from the power converter to the load via the buck conversion circuit in a buck conversion mode by
controlling switching operations of the first switches using corresponding pulse width modulation (PWM) control signals, respectively,
and by turning off the second set of switches, and

to control the delivery of the power from the power converter to the load via the boost conversion circuit in a boost conversion
mode by controlling switching operations of the second switches using corresponding PWM control signals, respectively, and
by turning off the first set of switches.

US Pat. No. 9,348,500

CATEGORIZING APPARATUS AND CATEGORIZING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A categorizing apparatus comprising:
a processor programmed in accordance with instructions stored in memory to determine a first position of a selected object
selected by a user, in a first region, from among objects arranged in the first region on a display screen;

said processor being further programmed in accordance with instructions stored in memory to identify, among the objects, one
or more related objects which are related to the selected object;

said processor being further programmed in accordance with instructions stored in memory to assign a parameter to each of
the related objects, including the selected object, according to a degree of relatedness between each of the one or more related
objects and the selected object, the parameter contributing to a predetermined relationship which defines a tracking property
of each of the related objects to the selected object when the selected object is moved from the first position; and

said processor being further programmed in accordance with instructions stored in memory to cause, when the user moves the
selected object from the first position to a second position, the related objects to follow the selected object and move the
related objects to predetermined positions according to the degree of relatedness, the predetermined positions being set with
the second position as an origin, and the second position being included in a second region that differs from the first region
on the display screen,

wherein the selected object and the related objects are placed in dispersal in the first region without using the degree of
relatedness, and

said processor is further programmed in accordance with instructions stored in memory to spatially reorganize and arrange
the related objects at the predetermined positions when the user causes the related objects to follow the selected object
to move to the predetermined positions,

said processor is further programmed in accordance with instructions stored in memory to detect a velocity of the selected
object when the user moves the selected object from the first position to the second position; and

said processor is further programmed in accordance with instructions stored in memory, in a case where a magnitude of the
velocity detected is greater than or equal to a first threshold, to return, to an original place in the first region, a related
object which is included in the related objects and whose degree of relatedness is equal to or smaller than the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,346,415

CAMERA FOR MOUNTING ON A VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera for mounting on a vehicle, comprising:
a front housing member;
a lens member mounted to the front housing member;
an imaging element that is positioned to receive images from the lens member;
a circuit board mounted to the front housing member, wherein the circuit board is configured to send to another component
signals relating to images received by the imaging element, wherein the circuit board has at least one front electrical connector
thereon; and

a rear housing member configured to mate with the front housing member, wherein the rear housing member has at least one rear
electrical connector extending therefrom, and wherein, as the rear housing member is mated with the front housing member,
the at least one rear electrical connector aligns with and electrically connects to the at least one front electrical connector,
and wherein the rear housing member has a rear alignment structure that aligns the at least one rear electrical connector
with respect to the at least one front electrical connector as the rear housing member is mated with the front housing member,
and wherein the rear housing member mates with the front housing member to define a camera interior, wherein the imaging element,
the circuit board, the at least one front electrical connector and the at least one rear electrical connector are positioned
in the camera interior.

US Pat. No. 9,349,194

METHOD FOR SUPERPIXEL LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy-...

1. A method for life cycle management of superpixels associated with frames of a sequence of frames, the method comprising:
receiving a sequence of frames;
generating superpixels for frames of the sequence of frames;
in the event an area of one of the superpixels in one of the frames becomes smaller than a specified first value, terminating
said superpixel;

in the event an area of one of the superpixels in one of the frames becomes larger than a second specified value, splitting
said superpixel by replacing said superpixel with two new superpixels; and

processing the superpixels to transmit them to an image processing device.

US Pat. No. 9,349,900

RELEASE STRATEGIES FOR MAKING TRANSFERABLE SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES, DEVICES AND DEVICE COMPONENTS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of making transferable semiconductor structures, said method comprising the steps of:
providing a multilayer structure comprising a plurality of functional layers and a plurality of release layers; wherein said
release layers are positioned between functional layers in said multilayer structure, and at least one functional layer comprises
a plurality of semiconductor structures anchored to said multilayer structure by a heterogeneous anchor, a homogeneous anchor,
or a heterogeneous and a homogeneous anchor; and

releasing at least a portion of said semiconductor structures from said multilayer structure by separating one or more of
said release layers from one or more of said functional layer and separating said plurality of semiconductor structures from
said anchors, thereby generating said transferable semiconductor structures.

US Pat. No. 9,348,004

MAGNETIC SENSOR, MAGNETIC HEAD, AND BIOMAGNETIC SENSOR

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A magnetic sensor characterized by comprising:
a channel layer;
a magnetization free layer placed on a first section of the channel layer; and
a magnetization-fixed layer placed on a second section of the channel layer,
wherein a thickness of the channel layer of the first section is different from a thickness of the channel layer of the second
section and a resistance of an interface between the channel layer and the magnetization free layer is lower than a resistance
of an interface between the channel layer and the magnetization-fixed layer.

US Pat. No. 9,350,705

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A TOKEN-BASED APPLICATION FIREWALL CORRELATION

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request for access to a resource within a secure computing environment from a remote user device, the request
received by an application-level firewall;

associating a token with the request, by the application-level firewall, wherein the token is added to a session context and
the token is injected into multiple events that originate from the request to service the request within the secure computing
environment during the session to allow the application-level firewall to correlate the request with a corresponding session;

storing, by the application-level firewall, the token and associated information in an event correlator within the secure
computing environment that is communicatively coupled with the application-level firewall;

associating, by the application-level firewall, the token with one or more subsequent actions within the secure computing
environment during the session by the resource to service the request, wherein the one or more subsequent actions comprises
at least generating a database query based on the request, the database query including the token and the token is included
in a logic of the database query;

creating, by the application-level firewall, at least one statistical model to identify abnormalities and react based on security
policies;

generating a response to the request, the response including the token; and
transmitting the response with the token to the remote user device via the application-level firewall, wherein the application-level
firewall analyzes the response and determines an action to be taken on the response based on the token and the associated
information.

US Pat. No. 9,350,136

PROGRAMMABLE LASER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A programmable laser trigger device, configured to receive a user-programmed waveform command to generate an output laser
trigger signal by executing a waveform command code, the programmable laser trigger device comprising:
an external signal module, configured to interface with the input and the output laser trigger signal when the waveform command
is executed;

a command executing module, comprising:
at least a waveform command memory, configured to store the waveform command;
at least a waveform command decoder, configured to access the waveform command for pre-decoding an executing code;
at least a waveform generator, configured to transform a sequence of waveform trigger parameters into a pulse-width modulation
(PWM) pulse train; and

at least a buffer memory, configured to serve as a waveform trigger parameter buffer between the waveform command decoder
and the waveform generator; and

a management module, configured to manage the programmable laser trigger device;
wherein, the waveform command comprises:
a wait command, configured to wait for an external feedback signal so that following commands are executed after the external
feedback signal is established;

a pulse-width modulation (PWM) command, configured to set the waveform trigger parameters; and
a GOTO command, configured to be triggered by the external feedback signal, the GOTO command comprising an unconditional or
a conditional branch command.

US Pat. No. 9,350,896

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a reading unit configured to read a plurality of documents to generate image data;
a setting unit configured to set a destination of the image data; and
a transmission control unit configured to execute first transmission control that starts transmission of the image data before
the reading unit finishes reading all of the plurality of documents in a case where the image data is transmitted by one communication
session to a plurality of destinations set by the setting unit, and to execute second transmission control that starts transmission
of the image data after the reading unit finishes reading all of the plurality of documents in a case where the image data
is transmitted by a plurality of communication sessions to the plurality of destinations set by the setting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,346,625

WORK SYSTEM FOR SUBSTRATES AND WORKING MACHINE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

9. A working machine comprising:
a pair of substrate conveyance devices that conveys circuit substrates through two distinct working paths parallel to each
other along a horizontal working plane of the working machine; and

an individual control device configured to control operations of the pair of substrate conveyance devices,
wherein the individual control device includes an individual substrate conveyance control unit configured to control the operations
of the pair of substrate conveyance devices so that a circuit substrate of which a work result is not good is conveyed to
the working machine earlier than a circuit substrate of which a work result is good in a state in which both the circuit substrate
of which the work result is good and the circuit substrate of which the work result is not good are able to be conveyed to
the working machine via separate of the two distinct working paths by another working machine disposed upstream of the working
machine.

US Pat. No. 9,348,714

SURVIVAL SITE LOAD BALANCING

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:
identifying a first storage controller and a second storage controller maintained at a first storage site, the first storage
controller providing access to a first storage device, the second storage controller providing access to a second storage
device;

identifying a third storage controller and a fourth storage controller maintained at a second storage site, the third storage
controller providing access to a third storage device, the fourth storage controller providing access to a fourth storage
device;

responsive to identifying a failure of the first storage controller, assigning ownership of the first storage device from
the first storage controller to the second storage controller for failover operation of the first storage device; and

responsive to identifying a disaster of the second storage site:
assigning ownership of the third storage device from the third storage controller to the second storage controller for switchover
operation of the third storage device;

assigning ownership of the fourth storage device from the fourth storage controller to the second storage controller for switchover
operation of the fourth storage device; and

specifying that the first storage controller is an original storage site owner for the third storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,351,420

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION DRIVES

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. An industrial automation drive, comprising:
a chassis providing an external framework for the industrial automation drive;
a carrier frame configured to hold one or more semiconductor devices for use in the industrial automation drive, wherein the
carrier frame comprises:

a first set of fasteners disposed around an internal wall of the carrier frame,
wherein each fastener of the first set of fasteners comprises:
an angled edge configured to be pressed against an edge of a power circuit board having the semiconductor devices;
a horizontal edge adjacent to the angled edge, and
a vertical edge that is bent outward in a direction away from a center of the carrier frame by the edge of the power circuit
board being pressed against the angled edge, wherein the vertical edge is configured to be perpendicular to a primary plane
of the power circuit board before the edge of the power circuit board is pressed against the angled edge and after the edge
of the power circuit board is pushed passed the horizontal edge;

a second set of fasteners configured to toollessly couple to a set of channels in the chassis by slidably engaging a set of
fastening features with the set of channels, wherein the set of channels is configured to slidably receive the set of fastening
features;

a voltage barrier configured to toollessly couple to an additional set of channels in the chassis by sliding a corresponding
set of channels disposed on two sides of the voltage barrier into the additional set of channels; and

a backplane board configured to toollessly couple to the voltage barrier using at least one fastener disposed on the voltage
barrier,

wherein the at least one fastener comprises two semi-annular pieces,
wherein each semi-annular piece comprises an angled edge and horizontal edge, and
wherein the backplane board is toollessly coupled to the voltage barrier by pushing a hole disposed on the backplane board
onto the angled edge of each semi-annular piece until the backplane board is pushed past the horizontal edge of each semi-annular
piece.

US Pat. No. 9,349,201

COMMAND SENTINEL

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A video server system comprising:
an application engine configured to execute a first computer application;
a graphics processing unit configured to generate a graphic output in response to graphics data received from the first computer
application;

sentinel logic configured to monitor the graphic output and determine that a blocked input control is included within the
graphic output, the sentinel logic configured to send a blocked command to disable the blocked input control, the sentinel
logic provides instruction to adjust the graphic output so as to modify the blocked input control, wherein the sentinel logic
is configured to determine that the blocked input control is included within the graphic output by identifying a bit pattern
that is predefined for the blocked input control;

an overlay logic that receives instruction from the sentinel logic to adjust the graphic output, the overlay logic is configured
to process the modifying by placing an overlay on a portion of the graphic output that includes the blocked input control,
the overlay configured to change an appearance of the blocked input control, wherein the sentinel logic is further configured
to examine the overlay to ensure absence of any blocked input control in the overlay prior to the overlay being placed on
the portion of the graphic output that includes the blocked input control;

an encoding pipeline configured to generate an encoded video stream using the graphic output;
an output logic configured to communicate the encoded video stream to a remote client via a communication network, the encoded
video stream including the graphic output that includes the modified blocked input control; and

a microprocessor configured to execute the sentinel logic at the video server system.
US Pat. No. 9,345,758

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR RESPIRATORY DISEASE CONTROL IN CANINES

University of Florida Res...

1. An inactivated canine influenza virus,
wherein said inactivated influenza virus comprises a polypeptide having 95% or greater sequence identity with the amino acid
sequence shown in any of SEQ ID NOs: 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, or 78; or

wherein said inactivated influenza virus comprises a polynucleotide which encodes a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence
shown in any of SEQ ID NOs: 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, or 78, or said polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide having 95% or
greater sequence identity with the amino acid sequence shown in any of SEQ ID NOs: 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, or 78; and

wherein said inactivated influenza virus is inactivated by exposure of said virus to an effective amount of an inactivation
chemical selected from formalin, beta propiolactone (BPL), binary ethylenimine (BEI), or phenol.

US Pat. No. 9,346,468

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH YAW RATE DETERMINATION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:
a camera comprising a lens and a photosensor array;
said photosensor array comprising a plurality of photosensor elements arranged in a matrix that comprises multiple columns
of photosensor elements and multiple rows of photosensor elements;

wherein said camera is disposed at or proximate to an in-cabin portion of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said vision
system;

wherein said camera has a forward field of view to the exterior of the equipped vehicle through the windshield of the equipped
vehicle;

wherein said camera is operable to capture image data;
a control comprising an image processor;
wherein said image processor is operable to process captured image data to determine lane delimiters present in the field
of view of said camera;

said control connecting to a vehicle communication bus of the equipped vehicle;
said control receiving vehicle data via said vehicle communication bus;
wherein said vehicle data is provided by at least one of (i) an accelerometer of the equipped vehicle, (ii) a transmission
sensor of the equipped vehicle, (iii) a steering angle sensor of the equipped vehicle, (iv) a speed sensor of the equipped
vehicle and (v) a brake sensor of the equipped vehicle;

wherein said vehicle data comprises a yaw rate sensed by a yaw rate sensor of the equipped vehicle;
wherein, responsive at least in part to processing of captured image data by said image processor and to vehicle data received
via said vehicle communication bus, said control determines a corrected yaw rate at least one of (i) when the equipped vehicle
is stationary and (ii) when the equipped vehicle is moving straight; and

wherein said control provides the corrected yaw rate to a driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle.
US Pat. No. 9,345,726

CD117+ CELLS AND USES THEREOF

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for improving the transplantation outcome in a mammalian cell, tissue, or organ transplant recipient, said method
comprising administering to said mammalian transplant recipient a therapeutically effective amount of unmanipulated bone marrow
derived autologous CD117+ cells.

US Pat. No. 9,349,439

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising a memory circuit including a memory cell having a first field-effect transistor of a
first conductive type and a second field-effect transistor of a second conductive type different from the first conductive
type,
wherein the memory cell has:
an active mode in which the first field-effect transistor is activated by a first threshold voltage and the second field-effect
transistor is activated by a second threshold voltage; and

a standby mode in which the first field-effect transistor is activated by a third threshold voltage higher than the first
threshold voltage and the second field-effect transistor is activated by a fourth threshold voltage higher than the second
threshold voltage, and

when a mode is shifted from the active mode to the standby mode, a threshold voltage of the first field-effect transistor
is shifted temporarily from the first threshold voltage to a fifth threshold voltage between the first threshold voltage and
the third threshold voltage, and a threshold voltage of the second field-effect transistor is shifted temporarily from the
second threshold voltage to a sixth threshold voltage between the second threshold voltage and the fourth threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,347,876

INFRARED OPTICAL SENSOR INCORPORATING A TRANSMISSION MEASURING CELL

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. An optical sensor for the analysis of a liquid, the optical sensor (100) comprising:
a housing (1);

a duct (2?) having a central section configured to permit the liquid to flow; and

a spectral analysis device, comprising an infrared source (22) that emits a light beam (30) in an infrared wavelength band, and a receiving device (28) that receives the light beam (30), the light beam arranged to pass through the liquid before being received by the receiving device, the spectral analysis
device further comprising a base (16), an optical component (9) that analyzes the light beam, and a support plate (13), arranged on the base (16), which carries the infrared source (22) and the receiving device (28),

wherein the liquid is caused to flow through a loop (4) in the central section of the duct (2?) enclosed by walls of the optical component (9) that forms twin arches (50, 52),

wherein the housing (1) forms a projection (60) in said twin arches,

wherein a sealing gasket (10) is compressed between the optical component (9) and the housing (1) such to prevent any diffusion of the liquid on an interior of the housing (1), and

wherein a first arch (52) of the twin arches is formed in a plane of propagation of the light beam (30), and a second arch (50) of the twin arches is formed in a plane perpendicular to said plane of propagation of the light beam (30).

US Pat. No. 9,347,413

METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR CONTROLLING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for controlling a single-cylinder or multi-cylinder internal combustion engine having at least one fuel injector
per cylinder for injecting fuel, at least one camshaft for actuating at least one inlet valve and/or at least one outlet valve,
wherein a valve drive adjustment device is provided for controllable change of the actuation characteristic of at least one
valve that is actuated by means of the camshaft, a crankshaft sensor which outputs a crankshaft signal which represents the
crankshaft angle, and a control unit for controlling the fuel injection and the valve drive adjustment device, the method
comprising:
the control unit receiving at least one cylinder pressure signal from a cylinder pressure sensor for measuring the pressure
in an associated cylinder,

the control unit evaluating the at least one cylinder pressure signal with regard to interference signals, and
the control unit controlling the valve drive adjustment device based at least on the evaluation result of the at least one
cylinder pressure signal,

wherein the control unit further receives a camshaft signal output by a camshaft sensor,
wherein the control unit further evaluates the at least one cylinder pressure signal and the camshaft signal to determine
a present setting of the valve drive adjustment device by setting a certain event of a valve actuation process relative to
a time or crank angle.

US Pat. No. 9,351,427

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:
(a) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first
lower side-to-side cross member;

(b) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second
lower side-to-side cross member;

(c) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal members, including first and second horizontal members that are disposed at the
same height in the electronic equipment enclosure, wherein:

(i) each front-to-back horizontal member is a horizontal frame member that connects the front frame to the rear frame, a horizontal
mounting rail that is supported by the front frame and rear frame, or a combination of horizontal frame member/horizontal
mounting rail,

(ii) the first front-to-back horizontal member is constructed of extruded metal and has at least a first longitudinal slot
formed in one of its lateral sides and extending along its entire length,

(iii) the second front-to-back horizontal member is constructed of extruded metal and has at least a second longitudinal slot
formed in one of its lateral sides and extending along its entire length, and

(iv) the first and second front-to-back horizontal members are arranged relative to each other such that the first and second
longitudinal slots face each other; and

(d) a generally planar, horizontal, partition structure having opposed edges that are received in, and supported by, the first
and second, facing, longitudinal slots in the first and second front-to-back horizontal members;

(e) wherein the partition structure is a brush assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,350,457

POWER-EFFICIENT MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD DECODING FOR 5 BITS PER DUAL-POL-SYMBOL MODULATION

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. An optical system comprising:
an optical receiver comprising:
a digital signal processor (DSP) configured to:
identify a set of symbol values associated with a 5 quadrature amplitude modulation (5QAM) signal provided by an optical transmitter;
determine a first set of bit values based on the set of symbol values and a first particular value for a bit included in the
first set of bit values;

determine a second set of bit values based on the set of symbol values and a second particular value for a bit included in
the second set of bit values,

the second particular value being different than the first particular value;
compute a first distance based on the first set of bit values and the set of symbol values,
the first distance being a representation of a distance associated with the first set of bit values and the set of symbol
values;

compute a second distance based on the second set of bit values and the set of symbol values,
the second distance being a representation of a distance associated with the second set of bit values and the set of symbol
values;

determine that the first distance is less than the second distance,
the first distance being less than the second distance indicating that the first set of bit values is a correct set of decoded
bit values; and

provide an output associated with the correct set of decoded bit values.

US Pat. No. 9,350,146

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager comprising one or more cable manager units, each cable manager unit comprising:
a pair of opposed side cable guides, each having a plurality of generally T-shaped finger-like projections, each comprised
of a shaft and a crosspiece, that extend forwardly from a support column and define an interior space between the pair of
side cable guides;

a midsection member interconnecting the pair of opposed side cable guides; and
a cover having a panel and separate hinge structures attached at side edges thereof, the separate hinge structures being shaped
to receive a respective hinge boss disposed at a distal end of one of the plurality of generally T-shaped finger-like projections
of each of the pair of side cable guides, the cover being pivotable about each of the hinge bosses, independently, so as to
provide access to the interior space from either side;

wherein at least one of the plurality of generally T-shaped finger-like projections includes a crescent-shaped reinforcement
wall.

US Pat. No. 9,349,921

INDEX MATCHED COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND LIGHT SOURCES INCORPORATING THE SAME

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A composite, comprising a matrix and a filler, wherein:
said matrix comprises a core-shell particle assembly comprising core-shell particles, said core-shell particles comprising
an inorganic core and a polymeric shell, said core-shell particle assembly independently exhibiting a refractive index n1 for light in a first wavelength range;

said at least one filler comprises particles of at least one material, said particles being incorporated into said matrix,
embedded into a surface of said matrix, or a combination thereof; and

said filler independently exhibiting a refractive index n2 for light in said first wavelength range, wherein n1 differs from n2 by less than or equal to about 10% and said filler is a wavelength-conversion material is selected from a cerium-activated
yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG:Ce), a cerium-activated yttrium gadolinium aluminum garnet (YGdAG:Ce), a cerium-activated lutetium
aluminum garnet (LuAG:Ce), a europium-activated alkaline earth (AE) silicon oxynitride (AE-SiON:Eu), where AE designates at
least one element selected from Ba, Sr, and Ca, or a europium-activated metal SiAlON (M-SiAlON:Eu), where M is chosen from
alkali ions, rare earth ions, alkaline earth ions, Y, and Sc.

US Pat. No. 9,349,101

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PARTITIONING SETS OF FEATURES FOR A BAYESIAN CLASSIFIER

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method of building a partition of features in an input set, in which feature subsets listed in a partition list have
probabilistic interdependence among features in the feature subset, the method including:
accessing an input set including at least one input tuple comprising feature-values assigned to features;
identifying input subtuples comprising unique feature subsets in the input tuple;
accessing a tuple instance count data structure stored in memory that provides counts of tuples in a data set;
computing class entropy scores for the input subtuples that have at least a threshold support count of instances in the tuple
instance count data structure;

adding feature subsets corresponding to the input subtuples to a partition list, including:
ordering at least some of the input subtuples by non-decreasing class entropy score;
traversing the ordered input subtuples, including:
adding the feature subset of a current ordered input subtuple to the partition list, and
pruning from subsequent consideration other input subtuples that include any features in the current ordered input subtuple;
and

reaching completion when all of the features of the input tuple have been added to the partition list; and
storing the partition list in a memory, whereby it becomes available to use with a classifier.

US Pat. No. 9,351,434

BULK FEEDER WITH FLEXIBLE PORTION

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A bulk feeder, comprising:
a storage section for storing multiple electronic components in a loose state;
a supply passage for guiding the electronic components stored in the storage section to a supply position while arranged in
a single line, the supply passage including a groove block member and the supply position as at a first end of the groove
block member; and

an actuator at the first end of the groove block member that adjusts the supply position while an electronic component of
the multiple electronic components is supplied to the supply position,

wherein the groove block member includes a flexible portion that extends from a second end of the groove block member to the
actuator, the flexible portion bending in response to the actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,350,937

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING RECORDING PARAMETERS

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L...

1. A method for handling recording of a plurality of instances of content, the method comprising:
analyzing programming information for the plurality of instances of content to determine for each instance of content of the
plurality of instances of content: a start time and an end time, wherein at least some of the plurality of instances of content
are scheduled to be broadcast on different television channels at a same time;

performing a first comparison of a start time of a predefined recording time period with each instance of content of the plurality
of instances of content;

performing a second comparison of an end time of the predefined recording time period with each instance of content of the
plurality of instances of content; and

configuring recording parameters at a content receiver based on the first comparison and the second comparison, wherein configuring
the recording parameters at the content receiver based on the first comparison and the second comparison results in one or
more instances of content of the plurality of instances of content having recording scheduled to:

start, by the content receiver, prior to the start time of the predefined recording window; and/or
complete, by the content receiver, after the end time of the predefined recording window.

US Pat. No. 9,350,203

RARE EARTH SINTERED MAGNET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, MOTOR, AND AUTOMOBILE

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A rare earth sintered magnet comprising a group of main phase grains each composed of an R-T-B-based rare earth magnet
comprising a core and a shell covering the core,
wherein a thickness of the shell is 500 nm or less,
R includes a light rare earth element and a heavy rare earth element, and
a Zr compound is present in the shell.

US Pat. No. 9,348,715

STORAGE DEVICE HEALTH STATUS SYNCHRONIZATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method, comprising:
maintaining a first health status registry for a first storage controller at a first storage site, the first storage site
comprising a first storage device;

maintaining a second health status registry for a second storage controller at a second storage site, the second storage site
comprising a second storage device;

responsive to identifying a first health status change associated with the first storage device, creating a first entry within
the first health status registry based upon the first health status change;

generating a first registry synchronization update based upon the first entry;
updating the second health status registry based upon the first registry synchronization update to create a first synchronized
entry within the second health status registry;

responsive to identifying a disaster of the first storage site:
assigning ownership of the second storage device to the second storage controller as a switchover aggregate; and
responsive to identifying a second health status change associated with the second storage device, creating a second entry
within the second health status registry based upon the second health status change; and

responsive to identifying restoration of the first storage site:
generating a second registry synchronization update based upon the second entry;
updating the first health status registry based upon the second registry synchronization update to create a second synchronized
entry within the first health status registry; and

assigning ownership of the second storage device to the first storage controller for selective operation of the first storage
device and the second storage device based upon the first health status registry, wherein access provided to the second storage
device is based upon the second synchronized entry.

US Pat. No. 9,347,441

COMPRESSORS INCLUDING POLYMERIC COMPONENTS

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A compressing member comprising: an element comprising a polymeric polyetherimide material selected from the group consisting
of (i) silicone polyetherimides and (ii) silicone polyetherimides in combination with polyetherimide sulfones, which polymeric
material retains at least 90% of its dimensions after being exposed to a mixture of at least one lubricant and at least one
refrigerant for 30 days at temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius, wherein the polymeric material is configured to have at least
one reinforcing shape selected from the group consisting of a rib, a boss, a flange, a hoop and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,345,223

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV010349

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV010349, wherein a sample of seed of corn variety CV010349 has been deposited under ATCC Accession
No. PTA-122973.

US Pat. No. 9,351,129

WIFI HAZARDOUS AREA VOIP PAGING TELEPHONE AND SYSTEM

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A voice over internet protocol (VoIP) unit comprising:
a VoIP control module for VoIP operations among VoIP units that is configured to selectively establish peer-to-peer communication
between the VoIP unit and another one of the VoIP units, and multicast paging among a plurality of the units;

a WiFi antenna configured for operation in a hazardous area in compliance with the one or more hazardous area standards;
a WiFi interface module connected to the VoIP control module and the WiFi antenna and configured to exchange bi-directional
Ethernet data between the antenna and the VoIP control module; and

an enclosure configured to comply with one or more hazardous area standards and enclose the VoIP control module and the WiFi
interface module;

wherein the antenna is mounted on the exterior of the enclosure through an opening therein and pressure fitted within the
opening to create a flame path that retains the compliance of the enclosure with the one or more hazardous area standards
when the antenna is deployed in the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,350,141

STABILIZATION OF WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS IN THE NON-WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING DIRECTION

TeraDiode, Inc., Wilming...

1. A laser system comprising:
an array of beam emitters each emitting a beam;
focusing optics for focusing the beams toward a dispersive element;
a dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the focused beams in a wavelength beam combining (WBC) direction, thereby
forming a multi-wavelength beam, the multi-wavelength beam having a WBC direction and a non-WBC direction; and

a hybrid partially reflective output coupler for receiving the multi-wavelength beam, reflecting a first portion thereof back
toward the dispersive element, and transmitting a second portion thereof as an output beam composed of multiple wavelengths,

wherein the hybrid partially reflective output coupler has optical power along the non-WBC direction of the multi-wavelength
beam for correcting pointing variation of the multi-wavelength beam in the non-WBC direction.

US Pat. No. 9,351,372

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a light emission portion for emitting illumination light;
an information reception portion for receiving information from an adjacent lighting device;
a control signal reception portion operable to receive a control signal from a portable external remote control unit with
a limited reachable range; and

a control portion for controlling lighting state of the light emission portion according to the information received by the
information reception portion and according to the control signal received by the control signal reception portion,

wherein the control portion is arranged to turn on the light emission portion in response to the control signal within the
limited reachable range and received by the control signal reception portion, and to turn off the light emission portion in
response to the information received by the information reception portion, the information being indicative of a turn-on of
the adjacent lighting device in response to the portable external remote control unit which has been brought out of the limited
reachable range of the control signal reception portion and into the limited reachable range of the adjacent lighting device
instead.

US Pat. No. 9,351,360

DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A drive circuit for an illumination device, comprising:
a first drive module configured to convert an alternating current signal from a power supply to a constant current drive signal
supplied to a light-emitting unit of the illumination device, and

a second drive module connected in series with the first drive module and the light-emitting unit, and configured to hold
a voltage which is applied across the second drive module by the constant current drive signal, the second drive module comprising
a first switch which is driven by the held voltage to turn on such that a current signal output from the second drive module
is a direct current signal.

US Pat. No. 9,351,330

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a wireless communication unit to receive at a first Bluetooth device an indication message from a second Bluetooth device,
the indication message including a state indication to indicate a non-movement state or a movement state of said second Bluetooth
device, said wireless communication unit to transmit to said second Bluetooth device an update message including at least
one value to indicate a rate of exchanging messages between said first and second Bluetooth devices, said rate being based
on the state indication, the update message comprises a connection update message.

US Pat. No. 9,350,654

MICROLOOP PROTECTION FOR MULTI-PROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING PATHS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
advertising, out each of a plurality of network interfaces of a label switching router and via a respective label distribution
protocol (LDP) label mapping message, a label to be used in forwarding to the label switching router traffic to a destination
within a network,

computing, with the label switching router, a path within the network to be used when forwarding the network traffic from
the label switching router to the destination within the network,

receiving, a packet on one of the network interfaces of the label switching router, wherein the packet includes the label
advertised by the label switching router; and

discarding, with the label switching router, the packet when the network interface from which the packet was received is an
output interface to the path computed by the label switching router to be used when forwarding network traffic from the label
switching router to the destination.

US Pat. No. 9,350,381

CIRCUIT GENERATING AN ANALOG SIGNAL USING A PART OF A SIGMA-DELTA ADC

Freescale Semiconductor I...

1. A circuit for generating an analog output signal by using a part of a sigma-delta ADC in a generator mode or for operating
as a sigma-delta ADC in a normal mode, the circuit comprising a digital waveform generator and a sigma-delta ADC:
the digital waveform generator having a generator output for supplying a digital signal,
the sigma-delta ADC comprising:
an ADC input for receiving an analog input signal,
a switch input for receiving a first switch signal,
an analog filter comprising a filter input, and a filter output for supplying an analog filtered signal,
a quantizer comprising a quantizer input coupled to the filter output for receiving the analog filtered signal and a quantizer
output for converting the analog filtered signal into a digital data stream,

a DAC comprising a DAC input and a DAC output, and
a subtractor comprising a first subtractor input coupled to the DAC output, a second subtractor input coupled to the ADC input
via a first switch and a subtractor output being coupled to the filter input, and the circuit comprising

a multiplexer comprising a first multiplexer input coupled to the quantizer output for receiving the digital data stream,
a second multiplexer input coupled to the generator output for receiving the digital signal, a multiplexer selection input
for receiving the first switch signal and a multiplexer output coupled to the DAC input for supplying either (i) the digital
signal to the DAC input when the first switch signal indicates the generator mode wherein the part of the sigma-delta ADC
used for generating the analog output signal comprises the analog filter and the analog output signal is output from the circuit,
or (ii) for coupling the quantizer output to the DAC input when the first switch signal indicates the normal mode wherein
the sigma-delta ADC is arranged for converting the analog input signal into the digital data stream.

US Pat. No. 9,348,002

DLA ROTOR FLUX DENSITY SCAN METHOD AND TOOL

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method for measuring the magnetic flux and run out of a surface, comprising the steps of:
providing a rotor;
providing a magnet connected to and circumscribing the rotor, the magnet having an outer surface;
providing a plot having the magnet flux density of the magnet, and the run out of the magnet;
providing a first section of the outer surface;
providing a second section of the outer surface;
providing the first section to be a first central median bisecting plane located on the outer surface of the magnet;
providing the second section to be a second central median bisecting plane located on the outer surface of the magnet, such
that the second section is different from the first section;

providing a non-contact measurement sensor for measuring the run out on the first section of the outer surface of the magnet,
and for measuring the run out on the second section of the outer surface of the magnet;

providing a gauss probe for measuring the magnet flux density generated in proximity to the first section of the outer surface
of the magnet, and for measuring the magnet flux density generated in the second section of the outer surface of the magnet;

measuring the run out using the non-contact measurement sensor as the gauss probe simultaneously measures the flux density
as the rotor is rotated in the fixture, such that measurements of both the run out and the flux density are viewable on the
plot, and the non-contact measurement sensor measures the run out at the first section on the outer surface, and the second
section on the outer surface, and the gauss probe measures flux density on the first section of the outer surface, and the
second section on the outer surface; and

plotting the run out and the magnet flux density are together on the plot to correlate the measurements of the run out and
the magnet flux density.

US Pat. No. 9,345,835

CARTRIDGE STOPPER FOR AN INTRADERMAL DELIVERY SYSTEM

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A device for delivering a medicament, comprising:
a cartridge having a first end and a second end and defining a volume therebetween, said volume being adapted to contain the
medicament;

a driving member having a mating pin and a first end and a second end, said first end being disposed in said cartridge and
said second end being disposed outside said cartridge;

a spinner directly engaged to said first end of said driving member via said mating pin disposed inside said spinner to secure
said spinner to said driving member and allow free rotation between said spinner and said driving member; and

a stopper having a substantially frusto-conically shaped cavity mating with said spinner, said stopper slidably disposed in
said cartridge volume, said spinner being releasably connected to said stopper such that when said driving member is retracted
from said cartridge said stopper is disengaged from said spinner and remains in said cartridge volume.

US Pat. No. 9,346,913

METHODS OF PREPARING MONODISPERSED POLYDOPAMINE NANO- OR MICROSPHERES, AND METHODS OF PREPARING NANO- OR MICROSTRUCTURES BASED ON THE POLYDOPAMINE NANO- OR MICROSPHERES

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A method of preparing monodispersed polydopamine nano- or microspheres, the method comprising:
a) providing a solvent system comprising water and at least one alcohol having the formula R—OH, wherein R is selected from
the group consisting of optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkenyl, and optionally substituted C6-C7 aryl;

b) adding dopamine to said solvent system to form a reaction mixture; and
c) agitating said reaction mixture for a time period of 1 to 10 days to form said monodispersed polydopamine nano- or microspheres.

US Pat. No. 9,351,362

DIMMING CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR LEDS

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A dimming circuit for LEDs which obtains a DC voltage from an external AC power supply by using a TRIAC, an electronic
transformer, and a rectifier bridge sequentially, comprising:
a first power stage circuit having an input terminal configured to receive said DC voltage;
a second power stage having an input terminal coupled to an output terminal of said first power stage and an output terminal
coupled to an LED load;

a first control circuit configured to generate a first control signal in accordance with a first output voltage generated
at said output terminal of said first power stage circuit, a first reference voltage and an upper threshold voltage to maintain
an average value of said first output voltage to be consistent with said first reference voltage; and

a second control circuit configured to generate a dimming signal and control an operation of said second power stage circuit
in accordance with said dimming signal to maintain an output current of said second power stage circuit to be consistent with
an expected driving current represented by said dimming signal,

wherein said dimming circuit operates in one of a first operating mode and a second operating mode,
in said first operating mode, an input current of said first power stage circuit is maintained to be a first current which
is no less than a holding current of said electronic transformer, when said first output voltage is in a continuously increasing
state and is less than said upper threshold voltage, in a time period during which said TRIAC is turned on, in each half-sinusoidal
wave period of said AC power supply, and said second control circuit generates said dimming signal in accordance with said
first current,

in said second operating mode, said input current is maintained to be said first current when said first output voltage is
in a continuously increasing state and is less than said upper threshold voltage, and said input current is maintained to
a second current after said first output voltage reaches said upper threshold voltage and then decreases continuously, after
said TRIAC is turned on, in each half-sinusoidal wave period of said AC power supply, and said second control circuit generates
said dimming signal in accordance with said first current and said first output voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,350,317

EMI SUPPRESSION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR NETWORK TRANSMISSION

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression device for network transmission, comprising:
a first transformer including a first circuit-end central tap operable to receive a first circuit signal from two first circuit-end
signal taps, and a first cable-end central tap operable to receive a first cable signal from two first cable-end signal taps;

a second transformer including a second circuit-end central tap operable to receive a second circuit signal from two second
circuit-end signal taps, and a second cable-end central tap operable to receive a second cable signal from two second cable-end
signal taps;

a first circuit-end inductance element, coupled between the first circuit-end central tap and a system ground, operable to
reduce the common mode noise of the first circuit signal; and

a second circuit-end inductance element, coupled between the second circuit-end central tap and the system ground, operable
to reduce the common mode noise of the second circuit signal,

wherein the first and second circuit-end inductance elements are independent of each other and operate separately.

US Pat. No. 9,348,403

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND AUTOMOBILE CONTROL SYSTEM

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A microcontroller having a normal operation mode and a low-power operation mode, the microcontroller comprising:
a phase locked loop (PLL) circuit that receives a clock signal and generates a first clock in response to the clock signal
in a normal-oscillation mode, and that generates a second clock independently from the clock signal in a self-oscillation
mode; and

a central processing unit (CPU) that operates with the first clock or the second clock in the normal operation mode, and that
stops its operation in the low-power operation mode,

wherein when the microcontroller returns to the normal operation mode from the low-power operation mode after the microcontroller
switches to the low-power operation mode from the normal operation mode, an operation mode of the PLL circuit is determined
by the operation mode of the PLL circuit before the switching.

US Pat. No. 9,348,120

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

FLIR SYSTEMS TRADING BELG...

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,345,695

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE COORDINATED DELIVERY OF NSAIDS

Pozen Inc., Chapel Hill,...

1. A pharmaceutical composition in unit dosage form comprising therapeutically effective amounts of:
(a) esomeprazole, wherein at least a portion of said esomeprazole is not surrounded by an enteric coating; and
(b) naproxen surrounded by a coating that inhibits its release from said unit dosage form unless said dosage form is in a
medium with a pH of 3.5 or higher wherein said coating comprises methacrylic acid copolymers;

wherein said unit dosage form provides for release of said esomeprazole such that upon introduction of said unit dosage form
into a medium, at least a portion of said esomeprazole is released regardless of the pH of the medium.

US Pat. No. 9,351,409

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A THIN SUPPORT PACKAGE STRUCTURE

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin support package structure, comprising steps of:
preparing a support plate, which has an upper surface formed with a plurality of grooves adjacent to an outer rim of the support
plate;

forming a releasing material layer on the upper surface of the support plate and sidewalls of the grooves;
forming a first circuit layer on a portion of the releasing material layer not corresponding to the grooves so as to form
a thin circuit board, wherein the first circuit layer includes a plurality of first circuit patterns and a plurality of first
connection pads connected with the first circuit patterns;

forming a dielectric layer on the releasing material layer, wherein the dielectric layer covers the first circuit layer without
filling the grooves;

forming a plurality of openings on the dielectric layer, wherein each opening corresponds to one of the first connection pads;
filling the openings to form a plurality of connection plugs and forming a second circuit layer on the dielectric layer, wherein
the second circuit layer includes a plurality of second circuit patterns and a plurality of second connection pads connected
with the second circuit patterns, each of the connection plugs corresponds to one of the first connection pads and one of
the second connection pads, and each connection plug is connected with the corresponding first connection pad and the corresponding
second connection pad;

forming a plurality of notches on a lower surface of the support plate to communicate with the grooves respectively; and
removing a central part of the support plate between the notches and a part of the releasing material layer on the central
part of the support plate away from the dielectric layer such that only the outer rim of the support plate is left to form
a support base, and the first connection pads are exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,350,545

RECOVERY MECHANISM FOR FAULT-TOLERANT SPLIT-SERVER PASSCODE VERIFICATION OF ONE-TIME AUTHENTICATION TOKENS

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A recovery method for a split-server passcode verification system comprising a plurality of authentication servers, said
recovery method comprising:
determining that a first one of said plurality of authentication servers is unavailable;
instructing a second one of said plurality of authentication servers to enter a recovery mode based on the determination that
the first one of said plurality of authentication servers is unavailable, wherein prior to said first authentication server
becoming unavailable, at least one of said first and second authentication servers provide a respective secret key used to
protect a partial secret state to a relying party and said second authentication server receives an encrypted version of said
respective partial secret state of said first authentication server;

obtaining said encrypted partial secret state of said first authentication server from said second authentication server;
decrypting said received said encrypted partial secret state of said first authentication server to recover said partial secret
state of said first authentication server; and

employing said recovered partial secret state of said first authentication server to perform a split-server passcode verification
of at least one user with said second authentication server.

US Pat. No. 9,346,865

ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of increasing antimicrobial activity or decreasing hemolytic activity of an antimicrobial peptide comprising
producing a modified antimicrobial peptide by replacing at least one hydrophobic amino acid residue in a hydrophobic face
of the antimicrobial peptide of SEQ ID NO:1 with at least one hydrophilic amino acid residue,

wherein the modified antimicrobial peptide produced is helical in a hydrophobic environment, and disordered in aqueous media.

US Pat. No. 9,351,388

TARGET GENERATION DEVICE AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A target supply device comprising:
a reservoir configured to hold a target material in a reservoir interior in a liquid form;
a target sensor configured to detect droplets of the target material outputted from the reservoir; and
a control unit configured to determine a standard deviation of an interval between the droplets, and to determine whether
the standard deviation is less than a redetermined threshold;

wherein the control unit permits laser radiation only if the standard deviation is less than the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,350,297

ACTIVE MIXER AND ACTIVE MIXING METHOD

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An active mixer, comprising:
a voltage-to-current converting circuit operable to generate a conversion signal according to an input signal;
a switching circuit, coupled with the voltage-to-current converting circuit, operable to carry out a switching action according
to a clock signal and thereby electrically connect the voltage-to-current converting circuit with a load circuit;

the load circuit operable to provide an output signal for a first output node and a second output node according to the conversion
signal through the switching action;

a first supplement current source, coupled between a first voltage and a first node between the switching circuit and the
first output node, operable to supply a first supplemental current to the switching circuit; and

a second supplement current source, coupled between a second voltage and a second node between the switching circuit and the
second output node, operable to supply a second supplemental current to the switching circuit,

each of the first and second voltages is higher than a working voltage of the load circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,350,253

POWER SUPPLY FAULT PROTECTION CIRCUIT WITH PRIMARY SIDE SHUTDOWN AND RESTART

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A fault protection system for a power supply having a primary side and secondary side separated by a galvanic barrier,
the system comprising:
a fault detection circuit configured to declare a fault mode in response to fault detection;
an isolated control circuit configured to deliver a shutdown signal from the secondary side to the primary side without violating
the galvanic barrier, in response to an indication of fault from the fault detection circuit;

an auxiliary power circuit having an output node from which current to the fault detection circuit is provided during the
fault mode; and

a switch circuit configured to connect the isolated control circuit to the auxiliary power circuit during the fault mode,
so that an auxiliary current can flow through the isolated control circuit to the output node of the auxiliary power circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,349,909

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH A PROTECTION LAYER AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A method for making a light-emitting device comprising steps of:
providing a light-emitting unit comprising an epitaxial structure;
providing a protection layer;
connecting the light-emitting unit with the protection layer by a second connecting layer;
providing a heat dispersion substrate; and
connecting the heat dispersion substrate with the protection layer by a first connecting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,349,586

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
(a) forming a thin film on a substrate;
(b) removing first impurities containing H2O and Cl from the thin film by heating the thin film at a first temperature higher than a temperature of the substrate in
(a); and

(c) removing second impurities containing a hydrocarbon compound from the thin film by heating the thin film at a second temperature
equal to or higher than the first temperature after performing (b).

US Pat. No. 9,349,096

CONTEXT-AWARENESS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF FORMING EVENT DATA

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A context-awareness system for use with a plurality of nodes, comprising:
an event data producer means for receiving node data from the plurality of nodes and for forming, from node data including
a node value relating to an event, event data including an event value converted from the node value;

a context producer means for forming context information relating to the event from the event data; and
an event data manager means for storing event data formation suppression information for suppressing a number of formations
of event data per unit time depending on a number of entries of the event data into said context producer means per unit time
and a priority order in forming the event data, the priority order being determined in advance, and for storing event data
conversion rules for converting node values to event data for specific levels of event data formation suppression information,

wherein said context producer means sends the number of entries of the event data per unit time to said event data manager
means,

wherein said event data manager means sends, from among the stored event data formation suppression information and event
data conversion rules, event data formation suppression information that includes a priority order for forming the event data,
and an event data conversion rule corresponding to the number of entries of the event data to said event data producer means,
and

wherein said event data producer means forms the event data based on the event data formation suppression information and
the event data conversion rule sent from said event data manager means.

US Pat. No. 9,348,322

SMART DEVICE INCLUDING BIOMETRIC SENSOR

Google Technology Holding...

1. A user portable apparatus comprising:
a wrist worn device configured to be worn on a wrist of a user;
a controller coupled to the wrist worn device;
a power supply coupled to the controller;
a light emitter coupled to the controller, the light emitter configured to emit light from a user side of the wrist worn device
to a wrist of the user;

a light detector coupled to the controller, the light detector configured to detect light reflected from the wrist of the
user from the first light emitter, the light detector configured to send a detector signal to the controller, where the detector
signal is based on the detected light; and

a lens coupled to a user side of the wrist worn device external to the light emitter and the light detector, the lens including
an opaque section, and the lens including a light transmissive section that transmits the light emitted from the light emitter
to a wrist of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,349,522

COIL COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A coil component comprising:
a substrate;
first and second spiral conductors that are formed on one and the other of main surfaces of the substrate, respectively;
a first terminal electrode that is formed on the one main surface and connected to an outer peripheral end of the first spiral
conductor;

a second terminal electrode that is formed on the other main surface and connected to an outer peripheral end of the second
spiral conductor;

a first through-hole conductor that penetrates the substrate to connect inner peripheral ends of the first and second spiral
conductors each other;

a first dummy terminal electrode that is formed on the one main surface and vertically overlapped with the second terminal
electrode;

a second dummy terminal electrode that is formed on the other main surface and vertically overlapped with the first terminal
electrode;

a second through-hole conductor that penetrates the substrate to connect the first dummy terminal electrode with the second
terminal electrode;

a first metal magnetic powder-containing resin layer that is formed on the one main surface and covers the first spiral conductor,
the first terminal electrode, and the first dummy terminal electrode;

a second metal magnetic powder-containing resin layer that is formed on the other main surface and covers the second spiral
conductor, the second terminal electrode, and the second dummy terminal electrode;

a first lead electrode that penetrates the first metal magnetic powder-containing resin layer and is connected to a top surface
of the first terminal electrode; and

a second lead electrode that penetrates the first metal magnetic powder-containing resin layer and is connected to a top surface
of the first dummy terminal electrode, wherein

outer side surfaces of the first and second terminal electrodes, the first and second dummy terminal electrodes, and the first
and second lead electrodes are each exposed without being covered with the first and second metal magnetic powder-containing
resin layers, and

side surfaces of the substrate lying on the same planes as the outer side surfaces of the first and second terminal electrodes
are exposed without being covered with the first and second metal magnetic powder-containing resin layers.

US Pat. No. 9,349,131

INTERACTIVE DIGITAL ADVERTISING SYSTEM

Kodak Alaris Inc., Roche...

1. An interactive digital advertising system, comprising:
a soft-copy display including at least an information display region and a command control region;
a digital image capture system positioned to capture a time sequence of images of users located in a field-of-view of the
soft-copy display;

a data processing system;
a storage memory storing a library of advertisements; and
a program memory communicatively connected to the data processing system, wherein the program memory stores instructions configured
to cause the data processing system to implement a method comprising the following steps:

displaying the captured time sequence of images in the command control region;
analyzing the captured time sequence of images to detect a plurality of users in the field-of-view of the soft-copy display
who are viewing the soft copy display;

designating at least one of the detected plurality of users to be a controlling user;
responsive to designating the controlling user, updating the command control region to visually indicate the identity of the
controlling user and to visually indicate a relative position of each of the detected plurality of users in a priority queue;

analyzing the captured time sequence of images to determine one or more demographic attributes relating to the at least one
designated controlling user;

selecting a particular advertisement from the library of advertisements responsive to the determined demographic information;
displaying the selected advertisement in the information display region, wherein the advertisement comprises one or more selectable
active elements;

detecting a pointing gesture and a selecting gesture made by the controlling user, wherein the pointing gesture and the selecting
gesture correspond to the one or more selectable active elements; and

updating content displayed in the information display region in response to the detected pointing gesture and detected selecting
gesture,

wherein the designation of the controlling user is determined responsive to a user's distance from the soft-copy display and
a duration of time that a user has been viewing the soft-copy display, and wherein the designation of the controlling user
includes determining a priority value determined by computing a weighted summation of two or more terms, wherein one of the
terms is responsive to the normalized distance of the user from the soft-copy display and a second term is responsive to the
normalized duration of time that the user has been viewing the soft-copy display.

US Pat. No. 9,346,821

HETEROCYCLIC CARBOXYLIC ACID ESTER DERIVATIVE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A compound represented by formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein
D is a benzene ring, a naphthalene ring or a pyridine ring;
Het is a hetero ring represented by formula (III-1)

wherein Z1 and Z2 may be the same or different and is each independently CRa and Z3 is an oxygen atom, wherein Ra is independently
a hydrogen atom, a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino
group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group,
a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower acyloxy
group, a lower acylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino
group or a sulfamoyl group;

R1 is a hydrogen atom, a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino
group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group,
a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower acyloxy
group, a lower acylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino
group, or a sulfamoyl group;

n is an integer of 0 to 3;
each R2 is independently a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a
guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a
carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group,
a lower acyloxy group, a lower acylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl group,
a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, or a sulfamoyl group;

X is a lower alkylene group optionally having one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom,
a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower acyl group, and an oxo group, provided when said lower alkylene
group has one or more substituents and A is CO2R6, then said one or more substituents is other than an oxo group;

Z is —N(R3)- wherein R3 is a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting
of a a carboxyl group and —CONH—CH2—CO2H; a lower alkenyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a a carboxyl group and —CONH—CH2-CO2H;
or a lower cycloalkyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a carboxyl group and —CONH—CH2-CO2H;

Y is a single bond or —(CH2)p—C(R4a)(R4b)-(CH2)q— wherein R4a and R4b are each independently a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group, or an aralkyl group, p and q are each an
integer of 0 to 5, and p+q is an integer of 0 to 5;

A is —CO2R6 wherein R6 is a hydrogen atom, or a group represented by the formula (II)

wherein
R5 is a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro
group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group,
a phenyl group, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a
sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, a lower alkenyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a phenyl group, a lower
alkyl group, a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono
group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl
group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, or a lower alkynyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a phenyl group, a
lower alkyl group, a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono
group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl
group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H;

Q is a lower alkylene group optionally having one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of a nitro group,
a halogen atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower
acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino
group, a lower acyloxy group, a lower acylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl
group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, an arylsulfonylamino group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group
consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group,
a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a
sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl
group, a carbamoyl group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, a lower cycloalkyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group,
a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, an aryl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano
group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkenyl
group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower alkoxyl group,
a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower alkylcarbamoyl
group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, an aryloxy group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a
lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, an arylthio group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a
lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, an aralkyl group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a
lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, an aralkyloxy group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a
lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, an aralkylthio group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a
lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, a heterocyclic group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen atom,
a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group, a
lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, a heterocyclic oxy group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group,
a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, a heterocyclic thio group optionally having substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of a nitro group, a halogen
atom, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, a thiol group, an amino group, a guanidino group, a formyl group, a lower alkyl group,
a lower alkenyl group, a lower alkynyl group, a lower acyl group, a carboxyl group, a sulfo group, a phosphono group, a lower
alkoxyl group, a lower alkylthio group, a lower alkylamino group, a lower alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a lower
alkylcarbamoyl group, a lower alkylsulfonylamino group, a sulfamoyl group, and —CONH—CH2—CO2H, and an oxo group; and

R7 is a hydrogen atom, or
R2 and R3 are optionally bonded together to form tetrahydropyridine;
R3 and R4a are optionally bonded together to form a hetero ring selected from the group consisting of pyrrolidine, piperidine,
thiazolidine, and tetrahydroisoquinoline;

R3 and R4a and R4b are optionally bonded together to form pyrrole; and
R4a and R4b are optionally bonded together to form lower cycloalkane.

US Pat. No. 9,350,261

POWER CONVERTER APPARATUS APPLIED TO WIND POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A power converter apparatus that is applied to a wind power generation system and converts power generated by a wind power
generator to alternating-current power supplied for a power system, the power converter apparatus comprising:
a system voltage detector configured to detect a system voltage of the power system;
a converter controller configured to be exclusively controlled by an alternating-current detected from the wind power generator,
generate a power instruction value and a gate signal only based on the alternating-current and input the generated gate signal
to a converter that converts the alternating-current to a direct-current:

an inverter controller configured to receive the generated power instruction value from the converter controller; and
an inverter configured to convert the direct-current converted by the converter to the alternating-current power supplied
for the power system,

wherein the inverter controller is configured to control the inverter to stably output power generated by the wind power generator
to the power system based on another power instruction value from a higher level controller and to control an output voltage
of the inverter to stabilize the system voltage of the power system based on an alternating-current voltage instruction value
when the system voltage detected by the system voltage detector is within a preset range having an upper limit and a lower
limit, and configured to control an output current of the inverter such that an active current component and a reactive current
component are those corresponding to a variation rate of the system voltage to stabilize the system voltage of the power system
by use of a voltage drop due to impedance of the power system when the system voltage detected by the system voltage detector
is outside the preset range.

US Pat. No. 9,348,665

MAPPING MESSAGES BETWEEN WEB SERVICES

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method for mapping of messages, the method comprising:
receiving, from a first web service, a message comprising one or more operations in a first format;
determining that the message includes an asynchronous operation;
in response to determining that the message includes the asynchronous operation, splitting the message into two or more split
messages;

for each of the two or more split messages:
identifying a mapping interface that is based on the first web service and that includes an asynchronous mapping for the asynchronous
operation;

identifying a second web service that is associated with the asynchronous mapping of the mapping interface;
mapping the split message to the second web service such that the asynchronous operation is in a second format associated
with the second web service; and

assigning a logical port connection to the second web service,
wherein splitting the message into the two or more split messages is based on a formatting of a graphical user interface (GUI)
of the second web service.

US Pat. No. 9,348,011

LOCATION SYSTEM FOR A FLYING CRAFT

Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A flying craft comprising:
a plurality of antennas distributed around a fuselage of the flying craft and configured to emit signals rearwards from the
flying craft with rectilinear polarization, the emitted signals being specific to each antenna, positions and dimensions of
the antennas being configured such that the fuselage of the flying craft avoids by masking for at least a first one of the
antennas reflections of the signal emitted by the first antenna off the ground or off lateral obstacles irrespective of a
position of the flying craft; and

a reception device comprising:
a plurality of monopulse antennas pointed in a same direction of sighting and operating in orthogonal planes; and
means for identifying and processing, separately, signals received from respective antennas of the flying craft, such that
signals emitted by separate antennas are identified and processed separately, and for automatically detecting and rejecting
received signals disturbed by reflections.

US Pat. No. 9,351,370

MODIFYING DUTY CYCLES OF PWM DRIVE SIGNALS TO COMPENSATE FOR LED DRIVER MISMATCHES IN A MULTI-CHANNEL LED SYSTEM

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. An LED (Light Emitting Diode) controller comprising:
a first LED driver to generate a first PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) drive signal to turn on or turn off a first current through
a first LED string responsive to the first PWM drive signal; and

a first compensation circuit to generate the first PWM drive signal responsive to a first duty set signal, the first duty
set signal being a first predetermined target duty cycle set for the first PWM drive signal, the first compensation circuit
comprising:

a first error determination circuit to receive a first feedback signal indicative of the first current and to generate a first
error signal indicative of a difference between a first predetermined target value and the first feedback signal; and

a first PWM signal generation circuit to generate the first PWM drive signal to have the first duty cycle corresponding to
the first duty set signal adjusted by the first error signal.

US Pat. No. 9,351,300

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BANDWIDTH REQUEST/GRANT PROTOCOLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Wi-LAN, Inc., Ottawa (CA...

1. A method of duplexing transmission in a wireless communication network where a base station communicates with wireless
mobile stations, the method comprising:
enabling the base station to:
set up a frame for wireless transmission over a communication link shared between the base station and the wireless mobile
stations based on communication resources allocated to uplink and downlink transmissions in the frame;

establish uplink (UL) grants based on bandwidth requests received from the wireless mobile stations and on the communication
resources allocated to uplink transmissions;

establish downlink (DL) allocations based on the amount of DL data awaiting downlink transmission at the base station and
on the communication resources allocated to downlink transmissions; and

transmit to the wireless mobile stations an allocation indication with the UL grants and DL allocations; and
enabling a first wireless mobile station to:
associate data received from a plurality of data sources with a queue;
transmit a first bandwidth request to the base station, and setting an initial value of a timer in association with the transmitting
of the first bandwidth request;

receive from the base station an UL grant in response to the first bandwidth request and transmitting an UL data block in
the UL grant; and

receive a first DL data block in a DL allocation provided to the first wireless mobile station.

US Pat. No. 9,349,712

DOUBLED SUBSTRATE MULTI-JUNCTION LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ARRAY STRUCTURE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting structure comprising:
a carrier substrate having first metal features;
a transparent substrate having second metal features;
a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) bonded with the carrier substrate and the transparent substrate, sandwiched between
the carrier substrate and the transparent substrate; and

metal pillars bonded to the carrier substrate and the transparent substrate, each of the metal pillars being disposed between
two adjacent LEDs of the plurality of LEDs,

wherein the first metal features, the second metal features, and the metal pillars are configured to electrically connect
the plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,348,066

FILM FOR IMPROVING COLOR DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A color display film comprising:
a base material layer;
a high-refractive resin layer having an optical pattern, the high-refractive resin layer not including any light diffuser;
and

a low-refractive light diffusion layer comprising a light diffuser,
wherein the base material layer, the high-refractive resin layer, and the low-refractive light diffusion layer are in a stacked
configuration,

the optical pattern is in a surface of the high-refractive resin layer facing the low-refractive light diffusion layer,
wherein the high-refractive resin layer and the low-refractive light diffusion layer are configured so as to include a plurality
of air cavities configured by a lower surface of the low-refractive light diffusion layer and the surface of the high-refractive
resin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,346,011

HOLLOW FIBER CARBON MOLECULAR SIEVE MEMBRANE AND PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process for separating an olefin from a gaseous mixture comprising the olefin admixed with its corresponding paraffin,
the process comprising
flowing the gaseous mixture through a hollow fiber carbon molecular sieve, wherein the gaseous mixture is comprised of a first
and second olefin, the first olefin having one less carbon than the second olefin, and their corresponding first and second
paraffin and the hollow fiber carbon molecular sieve has a second olefin/first paraffin selectivity of at least 2.6 whereby
the first and second olefin preferentially pass through the hollow fiber carbon molecular sieve forming a permeate gas and
the first and second paraffin are preferentially retained forming a retentate gas, and

separating the retentate gas and permeate gas.
US Pat. No. 9,348,220

PHOTOACID GENERATORS AND PHOTORESISTS COMPRISING SAME

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A photoacid generator compound that comprises a structure of the following formula (I):
RO(C?O)(CXY)p(CF2)nSO3?M+  (I)

wherein R is hydrogen or non-hydrogen substituent;
X and Y are each independently hydrogen or a non-hydrogen substituent;
p is a positive integer;
n is a positive integer;
M+ is a counter ion.

US Pat. No. 9,350,564

SPANNING-TREE BASED LOOP DETECTION FOR AN ETHERNET FABRIC SWITCH

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SY...

1. A switch, comprising:
one or more ports;
processing circuitry;
a storage device coupled to the processing circuitry and storing instructions which when executed by the processing circuitry
cause the processing circuitry to perform a process of:

extracting a first path cost to a root switch of
a spanning tree from a first message received via a local edge port of the one or more ports;
extracting a second path cost to the root switch from a second message from a second switch via an inter-switch port of the
one or more ports, wherein the second message is encapsulated in an encapsulation header, and wherein the switch and the second
switch participate in the spanning tree using a same source identifier associated with a network of interconnected switches;

assigning a state of the local edge port based on the first and second path costs.

US Pat. No. 9,350,094

ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT FOR THE INTERCONNECTION OF AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT, SUCH AS A POWER COMPONENT

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. An electrical circuit comprising:
at least one electrical component, or a power electrical component;
an electrical flex circuit comprising a flexible conductive layer provided on a flexible insulating layer;
at least one electrically conductive part connecting the electrical component to the flex circuit, the electrically conductive
part including at least one first contact part which receives a contact element of the electrical component to be in contact
therewith, and a second contact part fixed to said flexible conductive layer of the electrical flex circuit to be in contact
therewith,

the width of the second contact part corresponding to the width of the flex circuit and the length being adjusted to give
a contact surface that transmits an electrical current density of between 4.5 and 5.5 A/mm2 and sustains a current suitable for the power component between 30 and 80 A.

US Pat. No. 9,346,740

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR 2-ALKENYLAMINE COMPOUND

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A method for producing a 2-alkenylamine compound by reacting a primary or secondary amine compound with a 2-alkenyl compound
of the following formula (1):

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are, independently from each other, a hydrogen atom, a C1 to C10 alkyl group, a C2 to C10 alkenyl group, a C1 to C10 alkoxy
group, a C3 to C12 cycloalkyl group, a C3 to C12 cycloalkenyl group, an acetoxy group, or a C6 to C10 aryl group; and X is
a substituent selected from the group consisting of —NO2, RO—, RS(O)2O—, RCOO—, and ROCOO— wherein R is a C1 to C30 organic group, in the presence of a catalyst,

wherein the catalyst is a transition metal complex which is a reaction product of a complexing agent having a nitrogen coordination
site and an oxygen coordination site bidentate-coordinated to a transition metal atom in the molecule and a transition metal
precursor having a monovalent anionic five-membered ring-conjugated diene as a ligand in the molecule,

wherein the monovalent anionic 5-membered ring-conjugated diene has a conjugatable monovalent anionic structure, wherein the
anion is conjugated to the binding carbons of R10 to R30, the structure of any of the following formulae (3-1), (3-2) and (3-3):


wherein R10 to R30 are a hydrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,346,485

POWER STEERING APPARATUS AND REDUCTION MECHANISM FOR POWER STEERING

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power steering apparatus comprising:
a wheel turning shaft configured to turn a wheel to be steered by being moved in an axial direction of the wheel turning shaft
according to a rotation of a steering wheel;

a ball screw mechanism configured to cause the wheel turning shaft to move in the axial direction of the wheel turning shaft;
and

an electric motor configured to provide a rotational force to the wheel turning shaft via the ball screw mechanism,
wherein the ball screw mechanism includes
a wheel turning shaft ball screw groove formed on an outer circumferential surface of the wheel turning shaft and shaped into
a spiral groove,

a nut disposed to surround the wheel turning shaft and to be rotatable relative to the wheel turning shaft, the nut having
a rotational axis, the nut including one end and an opposite end in a direction of the rotational axis of the nut,

a nut ball screw groove formed on an inner circumferential surface of the nut and shaped into a spiral groove, the nut ball
screw groove being configured to define a ball circulation groove together with the wheel turning shaft ball screw groove,

a plurality of balls disposed in the ball circulation groove,
a circulation member disposed on an outer side of the nut in a radial direction relative to the rotational axis of the nut,
the circulation member being configured to connect one end and an opposite end of the ball circulation groove so that the
plurality of balls can circulate from the one end to the opposite end of the ball circulation groove,

a housing formed to contain at least one of the ends of the nut which is spaced apart from the circulation member in an axial
direction of the nut,

a bearing disposed on the one end of the nut which is spaced apart from the circulation member in the axial direction of the
nut between the nut and the housing and formed to surround the nut, the bearing being configured to rotatably support the
nut in the housing, and

a circular fixation member formed to surround the wheel turning shaft and provided with an abutment surface in abutment with
an end surface of the bearing in the axial direction of the nut, the fixation member being configured to fix the bearing to
the housing by being fixed in the housing with the abutment surface of the circular fixation member being in abutment with
the end surface of the bearing in the axial direction of the nut, the fixation member configured to be provided around the
nut by being moved from the opposite end of the nut to the one end of the nut in the axial direction of the nut at a time
of assembling the power steering apparatus,

wherein the plurality of balls move in the ball circulation groove according to a rotation of the nut relative to the wheel
turning shaft, thereby causing the wheel turning shaft to move relative to the nut in the axial direction of the wheel turning
shaft,

wherein the electric motor is arranged to provide a rotational force to the nut so that the nut rotates relative to the wheel
turning shaft,

wherein the abutment surface of the fixation member is formed on at least an inner side of the fixation member in a radial
direction of the fixation member,

wherein the fixation member includes a cutout portion provided on the inner side of the fixation member in the radial direction
of the fixation member, and formed to prevent the fixation member from interfering with the circulation member when the fixation
member is inserted in the housing, and

wherein the cutout portion is formed in such a manner that a distance from the rotational axis of the nut to the cutout portion
in the radial direction of the fixation member is longer than a distance from the rotational axis of the nut to the abutment
surface in the radial direction of the fixation member.

US Pat. No. 9,351,399

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE ASSEMBLY, AND ELECTRODE-BEARING SUBSTRATE IN WHICH A FRAGILE REGION IS FORMED IN A SUBSTRATE, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE CUT FROM LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE ASSEMBLY

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A light-emitting device assembly comprising:
light-emitting devices being provided continuously,
the light-emitting device each including a substrate, a light-emitting diode mounted on a surface of the substrate, an encapsulating
layer formed on the surface of the substrate to encapsulate the light-emitting diode, and an electrode formed on the surface
of the substrate so as to be electrically connected to the light-emitting diode,

wherein the substrate has a fragile region formed to partition off the light-emitting devices that are disposed next to each
other,

the fragile region having a weak mechanical strength compared to the substrate,
an encapsulating region that overlaps the light-emitting diode and the encapsulating layer as viewed from a thickness direction
of the substrate, and

an electrode region that overlaps the electrode exposed from the encapsulating layer as viewed from the thickness direction,
and

wherein the substrate is only divided into the fragile region, the encapsulating region, and the electrode region,
wherein the encapsulating layer includes a continuous region that allows for continuous encapsulation of the light-emitting
devices that are disposed next to each other, and

the fragile region is formed so as to partition off the light-emitting devices that are disposed next to each other in the
continuous region.

US Pat. No. 9,349,571

PARTICLE OPTICAL SYSTEM

CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMB...

1. A particle optical system comprising:
a beam generating system configured to generate a plurality of separate particle beams and to direct the plurality of particle
beams onto an object plane;

a first deflector arrangement arranged in the beam path of the particle beams upstream of the object plane and configured
to deflect the plurality of particle beams before they are incident on the object plane;

an object holder configured to hold an object to be inspected in the object plane;
a plurality of detectors configured to receive and to detect the plurality of particle beams having traversed the object plane,
wherein particle sensitive surfaces of the detectors are arranged in a detection plane on a side of the object plane opposite
to the beam generating system;

at least one first particle optical lens configured to collect particles of the particle beams emanating from the object plane
on the detectors; and

a controller configured to control the first deflector arrangement in order to deflect locations of incidence of the particle
beams on the object plane by deflecting the particle beams.

US Pat. No. 9,348,174

RIGID LCD ASSEMBLY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A rigid LCD assembly comprising:
a liquid crystal display (LCD) having a perimeter;
a first layer of tape attached around the perimeter of the LCD;
a diffusing plate attached to the layer of tape so as to create a cavity defined by the space between the LCD, tape, and diffusing
plate; and

an optical film positioned within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,348,579

INTEGRATION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS WITH INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT (IDE)

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method of integrating social networks with integrated development environment (IDE), the method comprising:
downloading social information;
filtering and displaying the downloaded social information;
performing software development using the displayed social information, wherein the performing software development comprises
creating a topic related to a source file, wherein the topic comprises an identifier that identifies the source file, a location
reference of the source file, one or more user comments and a source file snapshot that includes a read-only copy of the source
file; and

storing updated social information in a database, wherein the updated social information comprises the created topic.

US Pat. No. 9,347,930

DISPENSING MECHANISM FOR TEST STRIPS

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAN...

1. Dispensing mechanism for dispensing measurement strips, comprising:
a strip cartridge with an enclosure for retaining a plurality of measurement strips and a dispensing slot for dispensing one
measurement strip at a time,

a spring rotatably arranged with respect to the strip cartridge, the spring comprising at least one engagement section adapted
to engage one of the measurement strips at a time and move it out of the dispensing slot when the spring is rotated,

a guide slot arranged in the strip cartridge for guiding the engagement section of the spring as the spring is rotated.

US Pat. No. 9,347,863

PHOSPHOROTHIOATE OLIGONUCLEOTIDE-LABELING OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

18. A magnetic capture reagent for labeling leukocytes, comprising a magnetic particle conjugated to a phosphorothioate oligonucleotide
(PS-ODN) that indiscriminately binds to lymphocytes, monocytes and granulocytes.

US Pat. No. 9,347,618

LED LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH FIRST AND SECOND COVER PORTIONS

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. An LED lighting apparatus comprising:
a substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a plurality of LED modules arranged on the first surface of the substrate and along a first direction parallel to the first
surface; and

a translucent cover configured to allow passage of light emitted from the LED modules;
wherein the translucent cover includes a first cover portion and a second cover portion, the first cover portion being elongated
in the first direction and facing the first surface of the substrate to cover the LED modules, the second cover portion being
connected to the first cover portion and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first surface of the substrate,
and the second cover portion together with the first cover portion covers the LED modules.

US Pat. No. 9,345,845

NEEDLE HUB AND VALVE FOR NEEDLE HUB

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAN...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a valve body comprising a first inlet opening, a second inlet opening, an outlet opening, and a central space connecting the
first inlet opening, the second inlet opening, and the outlet opening, and

a spherical element movably contained inside the central space configured for translatory movement and configured to seal
either the first inlet opening or the second inlet opening,

wherein the first inlet opening and the second inlet opening are configured for fluid communication with a first reservoir
and a second reservoir, respectively,

wherein the outlet opening is configured for fluid connection with a septum.

US Pat. No. 9,346,670

MEMS DEVICE WITH DIFFERENTIAL VERTICAL SENSE ELECTRODES

Freescale Semiconductor I...

15. A method for fabricating a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device comprising:
forming a first structural layer on a first sacrificial layer overlying a substrate to produce a first electrode and a first
portion of a movable sense mass separated from one another, said first electrode being fixedly coupled with said substrate;

depositing a second sacrificial layer over said first structural layer;
forming a second structural layer over said second sacrificial layer to produce a second electrode and a second portion of
said movable sense mass separated from one another;

forming at least one junction between said first and second portions of said movable sense mass; and
suspending said first and second portions of said movable sense mass and said second electrode over said substrate by removing
at least portions of said first and second sacrificial layers, wherein second electrode is spaced apart from said first portion
of said movable sense mass in a direction perpendicular to a surface of said substrate, said second portion of said sense
mass is spaced apart from said first electrode in said direction, and said second portion of said movable mass is coupled
with said first portion of said movable sense mass via said at least one junction.

US Pat. No. 9,346,142

TOOL ARRANGEMENT

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

1. A tool arrangement for a rotary machining tool, comprising:
a spindle,
a bearing set by which the spindle is rotatably accommodated in a housing, and
a tool holder, including a tool mandrel, clampable onto the spindle for fixing the tool,
wherein the tool holder with the tool is clampable onto the spindle such that at least one front bearing of the bearing set
and a set center of the bearing set are enclosed by at least one of the tool mandrel and the tool.

US Pat. No. 9,347,026

PROCESSES AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CLEANING MIXING DEVICES TO IMPROVE POLYMER PRODUCTION

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A process to clean melt processing equipment used to compound, mold, and/or extrude resins containing a polymer, comprising:
purging the melt processing equipment with a cleaning mixture (purge) comprising:
from 70 to 99 wt % of thermoplastic polymeric resin pellets, the pellets having a Rockwell R hardness of from 85 to 140 as
measured by ASTM D785; and

from 1 to 30 wt % of an aqueous solution that contains 0.2 to 30 wt % of a surfactant salt selected from at least one of the
following: sulfonate salts, alkyl aryl sulfonate salts, alkyl sulfate salts, C6 to C36 carboxylic acid salts, and mixtures
thereof, wherein the aqueous solution has a pH of 6.0 to 9.0; and

running the melt processing equipment at a temperature of from 200 to 380° C. to obtain a purged resin while cleaning the
melt processing equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,350,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION TRANSFER BETWEEN OPTICAL PHOTONS AND SUPERCONDUCTIVE QUBITS

RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electro-optical system for directly exchanging quantum information between optical qubits and superconducting qubits
comprising:
a superconducting microwave cavity;
an electro-optic material positioned inside of the superconductive microwave cavity for directly coupling optical photons
to the superconducting qubits;

a superconducting qubit circuit formed on the electro-optic material including a 3-dimensional (3D) superconducting qubit
having two electrodes;

a dipole antenna, formed on the electro-optical material by the two electrodes attached to the superconducting qubit circuit
and including a Josephson junction, for directly coupling the 3D superconducting qubit to the superconducting microwave cavity;

an optical photon input for receiving input optical photons;
a microwave photon input for receiving input microwave photons;
a microwave photon output for outputting microwave photons; and
an optical photon output for outputting optical photons that are entangled with the 3D superconducting qubit or that are modulated
by a state of the 3D superconducting qubit to directly transfer quantum information between optical and microwave photons.

US Pat. No. 9,349,510

POSITIVE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT DEVICE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A PTC device, comprising:
two electrode layers; and
a PTC material layer having a volumetric resistivity less than 0.2 ??-cm and being laminated between the two electrode layers,
comprising:

a crystalline polymer comprising thermoplastic polymer, thermosetting polymer or mixtures thereof;
conductive ceramic fillers dispersed in the crystalline polymer and having a volumetric resistivity less than 500 ??-cm, and
comprising 40-70% by volume of the PTC material layer;

a crystalline low-molecular weight organic compound having a molecular weight less than 5000 and comprising 6-30% by volume
of the PTC material layer, the crystalline low-molecular weight organic compound having a melting temperature in the range
of 70-110° C. and a melting temperature distribution range less than 20° C.;

wherein a hold current of the PTC device at 60° C. divided by a covered area of the PTC device is greater than 0.2 A/mm2 and the hold current at 60° C. is 40-95% of a hold current at 25° C.;

wherein the PTC device has a trip temperature less than 95° C.

US Pat. No. 9,351,378

LIGHTING NETWORK WITH AUTONOMOUS COMMISSIONING

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A system, comprising:
lighting devices, each respective lighting device comprising:
a light source;
a communication interface configured to enable communication via a network link;
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the light source and to have access to the memory and to communicate via the communication interface,
wherein the respective processor is configured to operate the respective device to implement functions including functions
to:

exchange, automatically and via the respective communication interface, communications with one or more other lighting devices;
establish, autonomously and based at least in part on the automatically exchanged communications, a logical network arrangement
between the respective lighting device and the one or more other lighting devices; and

cooperate, automatically and via the logical network arrangement, with the one or more other lighting devices to provide controlled
lighting for a service area.

US Pat. No. 9,351,342

INVERTER WITH MONITORING OF THE MOISTURE STATE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INVERTER

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG, ...

1. An inverter, comprising:
a moisture sensor inside a housing of the inverter;
a control unit configured to control the inverter, the control unit being connected to the moisture sensor and configured
to receive a moisture value from the moisture sensor; and

a heating element connected to the control unit,
wherein the inverter is configured to convert electrical power from a DC voltage generator via a converter unit and feed the
electrical power into a power grid, and

wherein the control unit is configured to control the inverter based on the moisture value such that, in a case where a limit
value for the moisture is exceeded, a voltage at an input of the converter unit is controlled to be below an arc-avoiding
voltage value and electrical power is fed to the heating element.

US Pat. No. 9,350,815

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MULTICAST DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM DEVICE AND SERVICE CLASSIFICATION

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a first digital device, at least one message having a format in accordance with a multicast Domain Name System
(mDNS) protocol from a second digital device;

classifying, by the first digital device, the second digital device as a first device type when the at least one message advertises
a network service provided by the second digital device to other digital devices;

classifying, by the first digital device, the second digital device as a second device type when the at least one message
requests network services from a digital device classified as the first device type, wherein the requested network services
are to be used by the second digital device; and

storing, by the first digital device, information for the advertised network service only when the second digital device is
classified as the second device type,

wherein storing the information comprises identifying a first subset of records and a second subset of records from information
within the at least one message, wherein:

the first subset of records is associated with the advertised network service;
the advertised network service is a first network service or a second network service; and
the second subset of records is associated with an advertised network service other than the first network service and the
second network service.

US Pat. No. 9,350,162

DETERMINATION OF THE FAULT CURRENT COMPONENT OF A DIFFERENTIAL CURRENT

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG, ...

1. A method of determining a fault current component of a differential current determined as a current sum over a plurality
of lines carrying a current of an AC current generator, the method comprising:
generating an electric signal
which depends on generator voltages present at the AC current generator with respect to earth potential, and
which is in phase with a leakage current component of the differential current;
scaling the electric signal by multiplying it by a scaling factor; and
subtracting the scaled electric signal from the differential current to obtain a remainder;
wherein the scaling factor is repeatedly updated such that an effective value of the remainder reaches a minimum at the present
value of the scaling factor.

US Pat. No. 9,349,502

AUTOMOTIVE WIRE

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An automotive wire, comprising:
a conductor including at least one solid wire composed of a core and a metal film that covers a surface of the core; and
an insulator that covers the conductor,
a nickel plating layer between the core and the metal film,
wherein the core is composed of carbon steel,
the metal film has a thickness of 12.4 ?m to 19.6 ?m,
the nickel plating layer has a thickness of 0.2 ?m to 0.4 ?m and
the metal film covers the entire nickel plating layer so that the inner peripheral surface of the metal film is in contact
with the entire outer peripheral surface of the nickel plating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,348,032

DATABASE UPDATE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING A PCELL

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. A database update apparatus for pCell location determination, the apparatus comprising:
a database configured to store a plurality of pCell parameters extracted from signal of base stations associated with grid
cells of mobile communication network that are classified by pCell ID;

a DB collection unit configured to collect log data of WLAN signals from a mobile communication terminal having a WLAN module,
wherein the WLAN module performs a communication with an AP (Access Point) using the WLAN signals;

an information extraction unit configured to extract WLAN parameters from the log data; and
a DB update unit configured to update the database by storing the extracted WLAN parameters with pCell ID as the pCell parameters
on a corresponding grid cell in the database,

wherein the pCell ID is identified based on PSC (Primary Scrambling Code) and a base station sector number (Ref_PN) for a
base station located in an area, and

wherein the pCell parameters includes at least one of system ID, network ID, base station ID, the base station sector number
(Ref_PN), pilot phase and signal strength of in the base station sector number (Ref_PN), a neighboring base station sector
number (measurement PN), and pilot phase in the measurement PN.

US Pat. No. 9,346,123

DEVICE TO IMPROVE IRON LOSS PROPERTIES OF GRAIN ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING IRON LOSS PROPERTIES OF GRAIN ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET

JFE Steel Corporation, (...

1. A device that improves iron loss properties of a grain oriented electrical steel sheet having been subjected to finish
annealing by irradiating a surface of the grain oriented electrical steel sheet with a laser to reduce iron loss of the electrical
steel sheet, comprising a laser irradiator having a laser beam emission port wherein, a distance between the laser beam emission
port of the laser beam irradiator emitting laser and a laser beam irradiation point on the electrical steel sheet is L (mm);
a laser beam irradiation angle formed by a line linking the laser beam emission port and the laser beam irradiation point
with respect to a direction vertical to the electrical steel sheet is ? (°); and L?50, the laser beam emission port is positioned
such that L and ? satisfy:
60?0.3L???60 when L?100

40?0.1L???60 when 100
??60 when L>400.

US Pat. No. 9,347,935

MAMMALIAN SWEET AND AMINO ACID HETERODIMERIC TASTE RECEPTORS COMPRISING T1R3 AND T1R1

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for determining a functional effect of a compound upon a cell expressing a first recombinant polypeptide and a
second recombinant polypeptide, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) expressing the first recombinant polypeptide and the second recombinant polypeptide in a plasma membrane of the cell,
wherein the first recombinant polypeptide comprises a first extracellular region and a first transmembrane region, wherein:
(i) the first extracellular region amino acid sequence is selected from the group consisting of: an amino acid sequence that
has at least 93% amino acid sequence identity to the extracellular region of SEQ ID NO:20 or an amino acid sequence that has
at least 94% amino acid sequence identity to the extracellular region of SEQ ID NO:23,

(ii) the first transmembrane region amino acid sequence is selected from the group consisting of: an amino acid sequence that
has at least 93% amino acid sequence identity to the transmembrane region of SEQ ID NO:20 or has at least 94% amino acid sequence
identity to the transmembrane region of SEQ ID NO:23, and

the second recombinant polypeptide comprises a second extracellular region and a second transmembrane region, and wherein
the second extracellular region has an amino acid sequence having at least 90% amino acid sequence identity to the extracellular
region of SEQ ID NO:2 and the second transmembrane region has an amino acid sequence having at least 90% amino acid sequence
identity to the transmembrane region of SEQ ID NO:2,

(b) assaying a parameter in the cell, the parameter indirectly or directly under the influence of a T1R GPCR protein or a
sweet and/or an amino acid taste receptor comprising one or more T1R GPCR proteins wherein the parameter is ligand binding
or transduction of a cellular signal in response to ligand binding;

(c) contacting the cell with the compound;
(d) assaying the cell for an increase or decrease in the parameter, thereby determining the functional effect, if any, of
the compound.

US Pat. No. 9,351,164

SECURE NFC ROUTING

STMicroelectronics (Rouss...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a processing device of a near field communication (NFC) device, a request, initiated by a first application
loaded in a memory of the NFC device, to modify one or more parameters of an NFC routing table of an NFC router of the NFC
device, the NFC routing table having parameters indicating devices to which NFC messages are to be routed;

retrieving, by the processing device, a first identifier associated with the first application;
transmitting, by the processing device, the first identifier to the NFC router; and
verifying, by the NFC router, based on the first identifier, whether the first application is authorized to modify the routing
table.

US Pat. No. 9,348,389

POWER MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE POWER SOURCES AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Getac Technology Corporat...

1. A power measurement system for multiple power sources calculating output powers of different power sources, comprising:
a plurality of measurement apparatuses, each of the measurement apparatuses having:
a sense resistor, one terminal of the sensor resistor electrically connected to a power source and another terminal of the
sensor resistor connected to a load; and

a sense amplifier configured to receive a voltage difference across the sense resistor, amplify the voltage difference with
a gain value, and output an amplified sense voltage;

a multiplexer having a plurality of data input terminals, a data output terminal, and at least one data selection terminal,
the data input terminals receiving the amplified sense voltages outputted from the measurement apparatuses, respectively;
and

a processing module configured to output at least one selection signal to the at least one data selection terminal to control
the multiplexer selecting one of the amplified sense voltages outputted from the data output terminal of the multiplexer,
and receive the selected amplified sense voltage;

wherein the processing module is configured to calculate an output power of the power source according to the received amplified
sense voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,351,213

METHOD AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK FOR DEACTIVATING OR ACTIVATING A CELL IN SUCH A NETWORK

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for deactivation of at least one first cell of a plurality of cells in a telecommunications network, the plurality
of cells defining a coverage area containing a plurality of user devices, the method comprising:
triggering at least one user device of the plurality of user devices in the at least one first cell to report measurement
information regarding one or more second cells of the plurality of cells to the telecommunications network;

receiving and analyzing the measurement information regarding the one or more second cells to determine whether the at least
one user device of the plurality of user devices in the at least one first cell is eligible for being served by a second cell
of the one or more second cells when the at least one first cell would be deactivated; and

deactivating the at least one first cell when the at least one user device is determined to be eligible for being served by
the second cell of the one or more second cells.

US Pat. No. 9,347,452

STALL DETECTION IN FANS UTILIZING FREQUENCY CONVERTER

ABB TECHNOLOGY OY, Helsi...

1. A method of determining stall of a fan, when the fan is controlled with a frequency converter having means for providing
a rotational speed estimate of the fan and torque estimate of the fan and when characteristic curves of the fan are known
and stored in memory of the frequency converter, the method comprising:
in a processor of the frequency converter:
estimating rotational speed (n) of the fan;
estimating torque (T) of the fan;
transferring the characteristic curves given at a first rotational speed of the fan to the estimated rotational speed (n)
of the fan using affinity equations;

determining a stall region of the fan from the characteristic curves;
determining an operating point of the fan from the estimated rotational speed (n) and the estimated torque (T) using the characteristic
curves;

calculating RMS values of the low frequency components of the torque and rotational speed estimates (TRMS, nRMS);

combining the calculated RMS values of the low frequency components of the torque and rotational speed estimates (TRMS, nRMS) for obtaining a low frequency parameter (S) by:

dividing the RMS values by corresponding reference values for obtaining dimensionless values; and
calculating the low frequency parameter as a geometric sum of the obtained dimensionless values;
determining an occurrence of stall when the low frequency parameter (S) is above a set limit; and
outputting an indication of stall to a process control system to trigger adjustment of the operating point of the fan to a
position outside the stall region determined from the characteristic curves of the fan.

US Pat. No. 9,346,385

VEHICLE SEATING ASSEMBLY WITH MULTI-CONTOUR SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle seating assembly comprising:
a seating surface;
a plurality of polymeric mats, each including a memory metal encased therein, each polymeric mat having a first side operably
coupled with an underlying support structure and a second side proximate the seating surface;

an electrical source operably coupled to the memory metal in each polymeric mat and configured to supply energy to the memory
metal in each polymeric mat;

a controller in communication with the plurality of polymeric mats and configured to deliver a predetermined electrical input
to the memory metal of each polymeric mat, wherein the predetermined electrical input manipulates each polymeric mat to a
deformed state, and wherein deformation of the plurality of polymeric mats to the deformed state operates a cushion assembly
between a multitude of comfort positions; and

an air bladder disposed below the plurality of polymeric mats, the air bladder being operable between an inflated condition
and a deflated condition, wherein the plurality of polymeric mats are configured to move into an arched position when in the
deformed state and wherein the air bladder is configured to form undulations corresponding to each of the plurality of polymeric
mats.

US Pat. No. 9,348,454

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING SAME

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A method for protecting an electronic device with a touch screen, comprising:
detecting a distance between the touch screen and an object in front of the touch screen;
determining whether the distance is less than or equal to a distance limit;
determining whether a touch action is applied to the touch screen in a first predetermined time when the distance is less
than or equal to the distance limit;

determining whether the electronic device is put into a pocket of a user with its touch screen facing outwardly when no touch
action is applied to the touch screen within the first predetermined time;

sending a warning to a user when the electronic device is put into the pocket of the user with its touch screen facing outwardly;
and

determining whether the object remains within the distance limit for duration of a second predetermined time,
wherein if a duration of time of the object remaining within the distance limit is greater than the second predetermined time,
determining whether the touch action is applied to the touch screen within the first predetermined time;

wherein the first predetermined time and the second predetermined time have equal lengths.

US Pat. No. 9,347,757

WHEEL ASSEMBLY FOR MOVING CALIPER JAW WITH REPEATABLE FORCE

Mitutoyo Corporation, Ka...

1. A wheel assembly for moving a caliper jaw relative to a caliper spar with improved user feedback regarding applied measuring
force in a caliper, the wheel assembly comprising:
a rotary bearing member coupled to the caliper jaw and configured to engage the caliper spar;
a rotary actuation member configured to be actuated by a user to apply the measuring force; and
a compliant coupling element configured to elastically couple the rotary actuation member to the rotary bearing member;
wherein the wheel assembly is configured such that when the rotary bearing member engages the caliper spar a rotational displacement
of the rotary actuation member relative to the rotary bearing member generates a deformation of the compliant coupling element
which generates a force which is applied to the rotary bearing member and thereby coupled to generate a force on the caliper
jaw along its direction of motion which is related to the rotational displacement.

US Pat. No. 9,347,261

ADJUSTMENT MECHANISMS FOR SHADES

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A motorized shade system comprising:
a housing that is elongate along a first direction, the housing includes a first housing bracket that has a first rail and
a second housing bracket that has a second rail;

a first adjustment mechanism that includes a first sliding member that defines a first threaded bore, a first pair of protrusions,
and a first guide channel, wherein the first guide channel receives the first rail such that the first sliding member is translatable
along the first rail, the first adjustment mechanism further including a first activation member that extends through the
first threaded bore such that rotation of the first activation member causes the first sliding member to translate along the
first rail;

a second adjustment mechanism that includes a second sliding member that defines a second threaded bore, a second pair of
protrusions, and a second guide channel, wherein the second guide channel receives the second rail such that the second sliding
member is translatable along the second rail, the second adjustment mechanism further including a second activation member
that extends through the second threaded bore such that rotation of the second activation member causes the second sliding
member to translate along the second rail;

a roller tube that is rotatably mounted to the housing, the roller tube defining a first end that is attached to the first
sliding member and a second end that is attached to the second sliding member; and

a covering material that is windingly attached to the roller tube such that rotation of the roller tube causes the covering
material to move along a second direction that is normal to the first direction,

wherein translation of the first sliding member along the first rail causes the first end of the roller tube to move relative
to the first housing bracket, and translation of the second sliding member along the second rail causes the second end of
the roller tube to move relative to the second housing bracket, and

wherein the first housing bracket defines a first pair of recesses that are spaced from each other and that are configured
to capture the first pair of protrusions and the second housing bracket defines a second pair of recesses that are spaced
from each other and that are configured to capture the second pair of protrusions.

US Pat. No. 9,350,254

LOW FORWARD VOLTAGE RECTIFIER

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A method comprising:
assembling a current transformer, a bipolar transistor and a diode such that a first end of a first winding of the current
transformer is coupled to a first package terminal of a package, such that a first end of a second winding of the current
transformer is coupled to the first package terminal of the package, such that a second end of the first winding of the current
transformer is coupled to a base of the bipolar transistor, such that a second end of the second winding of the current transformer
is coupled to a collector of the bipolar transistor, such that an emitter of the bipolar transistor is coupled to a second
package terminal of the package, such that an anode of the diode is coupled to the collector of the bipolar transistor, such
that a cathode of the diode is coupled to the emitter of the bipolar transistor, and such that the package includes an amount
of molded plastic encapsulant that encapsulates the current transformer, the bipolar transistor and the diode.

US Pat. No. 9,350,250

HIGH VOLTAGE DC/DC CONVERTER WITH CASCADED RESONANT TANKS

Alstom Technology Ltd., ...

1. A converter for use in high voltage direct and alternating current power transmission, the converter comprising a primary
charge transfer converter, including first and second primary terminals for connection to one or more electrical networks,
a plurality of charge transfer elements, and a plurality of primary switching elements connected in a single series connected
circuit between the first and second primary terminals, each charge transfer element including at least one resonant circuit
having a resonant frequency, the plurality of charge transfer elements and the plurality of primary switching elements being
connected in a cascade circuit wherein the plurality of charge transfer elements comprise a first set of charge transfer elements
connected in series between the first and second primary terminals and a second set of charge transfer elements connected
in series, each charge transfer element being connected in parallel with a different set of at least one primary switching
element, a primary switching element of each different set of at least one primary switching element being shared in parallel
with a charge transfer element of said first set and a charge transfer element of said second set, and wherein the primary
switching elements are operable at a frequency equal or approximately equal to the resonant frequency of the resonant circuit
to selectively cause charging and discharging of each resonant circuit to transfer charge between the charge transfer elements
and thereby create a voltage difference between the first and second primary terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,348,323

DEVICE COOPERATION CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD BASED ON MOTION OF A MOBILE DEVICE

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A device cooperation control system comprising:
a control apparatus; and
a device that is carried by a user, the device including an acceleration sensor that acquires an acceleration value detected
in accordance with a motion of the device, a communication unit that transmits the acquired acceleration value to the control
apparatus, and a first display unit,

wherein the control apparatus includes:
a sensor value acquisition unit that acquires a sensor value detected in accordance with the motion of an object positioned
in front of the control apparatus,

a cooperation partner decision unit that determines whether a correspondence between the motion of the device and the motion
of the object positioned in front of the control apparatus is present based, at least in part, on the acceleration value and
the sensor value to decide whether the device is to be a partner that cooperates with the control apparatus based on a determination
result,

a second display unit to show display information, information about the display information additionally being shown on the
first display unit, and

a display control information selection unit that selects the display information shown by the first and second display units
in accordance with the motion of the device if the device is determined to be a partner that cooperates with the control apparatus,

wherein the object is the user, the acquired sensor value includes three-dimensional image data, and the sensor value acquisition
unit acquires the three-dimensional images of the user, as the user faces the second display unit, to provide the sensor value,
and

wherein the cooperation partner decision unit uses three-dimensional motion of the user's hand and the acceleration value
to determine whether a correspondence between them exists.

US Pat. No. 9,351,413

ELECTRICAL DEVICE POWERED THROUGH NEUTRAL OR GROUND

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

10. A method for selectively powering an electrical device through a neutral wire or an earth ground, the method comprising:
providing the electrical device, wherein the electrical device comprises a selection mechanism configured to selectively provide
an electrical path from a neutral terminal of the electrical device to the earth ground via a ground terminal of the electrical
device;

connecting a line wire to a line terminal of the electrical device, wherein the line wire provides current from a power supply;
and

configuring the selection mechanism to either provide the electrical path from the neutral terminal to the earth ground via
the ground terminal or to allow a flow of current from the line terminal through the neutral terminal to the neutral wire.

US Pat. No. 9,350,372

ARRANGEMENT FOR DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An arrangement for a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), comprising:
a current source configured to supply a current and comprising a first supply transistor, the first supply transistor comprising:
a first source;
a first drain; and
a first gate between the first source and the first drain, the first supply transistor having a horizontal gate layout; and
a switching element configured to switch a current of the current source between a first terminal and a second terminal, the
switching element comprising a first switching transistor, the first switching transistor comprising:

a second source;
a second drain; and
a second gate between the second source and the second drain, the first switching transistor having a vertical gate layout,
wherein a channel length of a first channel of the first supply transistor is at least three times larger than a channel length
of a second channel of the first switching transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,350,133

METHOD OF CONTROLLING LASER APPARATUS AND LASER APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A method of controlling a laser apparatus comprising:
exchanging a laser gain medium in a laser chamber configured to output a laser beam by exciting the laser gain medium;
first measuring, after the exchanging, pulse energy of a laser beam which is oscillated in the laser chamber under a specific
gas pressure and a specific charge voltage;

calculating an approximate expression indicating a relationship between the pulse energy of the laser beam and the gas pressure
in the laser chamber and the charge voltage, or a table representing a correlationship between the pulse energy, the gas pressure
and the charge voltage, based on the specific pressure, the specific charge voltage and the pulse energy in the first measuring;

storing the approximate expression or the table;
setting a lifetime of the laser chamber;
calculating a reference ?Ept of an energy reduction amount based on the lifetime of the laser chamber such that the reference
?Ept is smaller at longer lifetime of the laser chamber;

second measuring, after the first measuring, pulse energy Er of a laser beam oscillated in the laser chamber;
calculating pulse energy Eec which is supposed to be obtained directly after the exchanging under the gas pressure and the
charge voltage in the second measuring based on the approximate expression or the table;

calculating a reduction amount ?Ed of pulse energy based on the pulse energy Eec and the pulse energy Er using ?Ed=Eec?Er;
and

conducting, when the reduction amount ?Ed of pulse energy is equal to or greater than the reference ?Ept, partial gas exchange
of the laser gas in the laser chamber, wherein the reference ?Ept of an energy reduction amount is calculated by ?Ept=Em??Ent,

where Em is calculated by Em=Emax?Eex, Emax is a value of maximum pulse energy in the data collected by the first measuring,
and Eex is a value of maximum pulse energy instructed based on a request from an exposure apparatus, and

where ?Ent is calculated by ?Ent=?d×Bt, Ad is an energy reduction amount per unit of the number of discharges, and Bt is the
number of discharges representing the lifetime of the laser chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,350,906

ENCAPSULANT MODULE WITH OPAQUE COATING

OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. An encapsulant module for an image sensor device, comprising:
an outer frame comprising an enclosing wall and a first opening open to an exterior of the encapsulant module surrounded by
the enclosing wall;

a set of lenses directly connecting to the enclosing wall and configured with an aperture module;
an opaque coating overlying the enclosing wall and the aperture module, wherein the opaque coating comprises a coating opening
aligned with an aperture opening of the aperture module such that the opaque coating shields parts of regions over the set
of lenses; and

a flat transparent substrate, between the set of lenses and the first opening, wherein the footprint of the transparent substrate
is substantially the same as that of the set of lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,350,337

CLAMP CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR CLAMPING VOLTAGE

FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR C...

1. A clamp circuit, comprising:
a first switch control unit including a control terminal and first and second switch terminals, wherein the control terminal
and the first switch terminal are coupled to a high-potential terminal of a first stage output of a comparator, and wherein
the first switch control unit is configured to clamp the voltage of the high-potential terminal to a first voltage (VGate1) when the voltage of the high-potential terminal is lower than a first pre-set value (V1); and

a second switch control unit including a control terminal and first and second switch terminals, wherein the control terminal
and the first switch terminal are coupled to a low-potential terminal of the first stage output of the comparator, and wherein
the second switch control unit is configured to clamp the voltage of the low-potential terminal to a second voltage (VGate2) when the voltage of the low-potential terminal is higher than a second pre-set value (V2).

US Pat. No. 9,347,658

LIGHTING DEVICE

LG Innotek Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a heat sink comprising a top surface, a bottom surface disposed below the top surface and coupling structures which comprise
a first coupling structure and a second coupling structure formed on a side surface disposed between the top surface and the
bottom surface, the side surface connecting the top surface and the bottom surface;

a light source disposed on the top surface of the heat sink;
a lens unit disposed on the light source and comprising a first coupling portion which is coupled to the first coupling structure
formed on the side surface of the heat sink; and

a cover unit comprising an optical member which is disposed on the lens unit, and a second coupling portion which is coupled
to the second coupling structure formed on the side surface of heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,351,214

METHOD OF PERFORMING CELL RESELECTION PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ACER INCORPORATED, Xizhi...

1. A method of performing a cell reselection procedure in a wireless communication system which includes a user equipment
and a plurality of cells, the method comprising:
the user equipment camping on a first cell among the plurality of cells;
the user equipment evaluating if the plurality of cells includes a second cell which satisfies a first cell reselection criterion
when camping on the first cell if it is determined that the first cell is allowed to be selected in the cell reselection procedure
or in a cell selection procedure;

the user equipment evaluating if the plurality of cells includes a third cell which satisfies a second cell reselection criterion
when camping on the first cell if it is determined that the first cell is forbidden to be selected in the cell reselection
procedure or in the cell selection procedure, wherein:

the first cell reselection criterion includes at least one first judging condition for determining if the second cell satisfies
the first cell reselection criterion;

the second cell reselection criterion includes at least one second judging condition for determining if the third cell satisfies
the second cell reselection criterion; and

the at least second second judging condition is less strict than the at least one first judging condition.

US Pat. No. 9,348,185

PIXEL STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

E INK HOLDINGS INC., Hsi...

1. A pixel structure comprising:
a substrate;
a transistor disposed on the substrate, the transistor comprising a gate, a source, and a drain;
a planarizing layer disposed on the gate, the source, and a portion of the drain;
a plurality of contact windows located within an area of the drain, the plurality of contact windows penetrating the planarizing
layer and exposing another portion of the drain; and

a pixel electrode layer disposed on the planarizing layer, in the contact windows, and on the another portion of the drain,
the pixel electrode layer being electrically connected to the drain, wherein at least two of the contact windows are located
adjacent to at least one pair of maximally distant opposite corners of the pixel electrode layer, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,346,805

PYRIMIDYL CYCLOPENTANES AS AKT PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC., Bo...

1. A method of inhibiting Akt-1 protein kinase for treating or lessening the severity of a cancer in a patient, comprising
administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula I:
and tautomers, resolved enantiomers, resolved diastereomers, metabolites, salts and pharmaceutically acceptable prodrugs thereof,
wherein:
R1 is H, CH3, CH2CH3, CH(CH3)2, CH?CH2, CH2OH, CF3, CHF2, CH2F, or C3-C6 cycloalkyl;

R2 is H, OH, OCH3 or F;

R3 is H, F or CH3;

each R4 is independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, (CH2)tNR10R10, (CH2)tOR10, (CH2)tC(O)R10, (CH2)1C(O)OR10, (CH2)tC(O)NR10R10, (CH2)tNR10C(O)R10, (CH2)tNR10C(O)OR10, (CH2)tNR10C(O)NR10R10, C1-C6 alkyl, (CR10R10)tC3-C8 cycloalkyl, (CR10R10)tC3-C6 heterocyclyl, (CR10R10)tC6-C8 aryl, O(CR10R10)tC6-C8 aryl, (CR10R10)tC3- C6 heteroaryl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted by one or more F,
Cl, Br, I, CN, C1-C3 alkyl, CF3, OH or O(C1-C3 alkyl);

R5 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, (CR10R10)tOR10, (CR10R10)tNR10R10, (CH2)tC3-C8 cycloalkyl, (CH2)tC6-C8 aryl, wherein said aryl is optionally substituted by F, Cl, Br or I;

R6, R7, R8 and R9 are independently selected from H, C1-C6 alkyl, (CR10R10)tOR10, (CR10R10)tC6-C8 aryl; wherein said aryl is optionally substituted by F, Cl, Br or I;

R10 is independently selected from H, OH, O(C1-C3 alkyl), (CH2)tNR11R11, (CH2)tC(O)NR11R11, (CH2)tS(O)NR11R11, (CH2)3S(O)2NR11R11, C3-C6 alkyl, (CH2)tC3-C8 cycloalkyl, (CH2)tC3-C6 heterocyclyl, (CH2)1C6-C8 aryl and (CH2)1C3-C6 heteroaryl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted by one or more F,
Cl, Br, I, CN, C1-C3 alkyl, CF3, OH, O(C1-C3 alkyl); or

two R10 are taken together to form oxo or a C3-C6 heterocyclyl;

R11 is independently selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, OH, OC1-C3 alkyl, NH2, N(C1-C3 alkyl)2; or

two R11 are taken together to form a C3-C6 heterocyclyl, optionally substituted by methyl or ethyl;

m and n are independently 1, 2 or 3, provided that m and n taken together are 3, 4 or 5;
p is 0, 1, 2 or 3; and
each t is independently 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4.

US Pat. No. 9,346,074

CONFORMAL COATING APPLICATOR AND METHOD

NORDSON CORPORATION, Wes...

1. An applicator for dispensing a liquid conformal coating material onto a substrate, the applicator comprising:
a body assembly including
i. a liquid flow passage having a liquid inlet adapted to receive the coating material, and a liquid outlet;
ii. a valve seat positioned between the liquid flow passage and the liquid outlet; and
iii. a valve actuating mechanism;
a valve stem mounted in the body assembly for reciprocating movement between an open position and a closed position, the valve
stem including a first end and a second end, the first end of the valve stem engaging the valve seat in the closed position
to stop flow of the liquid coating material through the outlet, and disengaging from the valve seat in the open position to
allow flow of the liquid coating material through the outlet, wherein the valve actuating mechanism is operative to move the
valve stem from the open position to the closed position and is further operative to move the valve stem from the closed position
to the open position;

a valve stroke adjuster with a stop element for adjusting the distance that the valve stem travels between the open and closed
positions; and

a resilient dampening element located between the stop element and the valve stem, the resilient dampening element providing
a biasing force against the valve stem as the valve stem moves from the closed position to the open position, wherein the
resilient dampening element contacts the valve stem in the open and closed positions as well as during movement of the valve
stem between the open and closed positions.

US Pat. No. 9,345,242

MICROBICIDAL COMPOSITION

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. An aqueous microbicidal composition comprising: (a) 0.5-5 wt % of a mixture of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and
2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; and (b) 1-7 wt % of a nonionic surfactant having structure:
RO(CH2CH(CH3)O)x(CH2CH2O)yH
where R is a branched C6-C12 alkyl group, x is from 3 to 7 and y is from 5 to 12; and wherein a weight ratio of 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one
to 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one is from 2.5:1 to 3.5:1.

US Pat. No. 9,345,407

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING SUBSURFACES OF A TARGET MATERIAL

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

13. A method, comprising:
receiving from a device a portion of a first light signal reflected from a subsurface of a target, wherein the device coaxially
aligns the first light signal and a second light signal and maintains a first focal point of the first light signal in at
least a proximate location of a second focal point of the second light signal;

directing the device to perform a focal point adjustment of the first focal point or the second focal point, wherein the device
maintains the first focal point at the proximate location of the second focal point after the focal point adjustment;

receiving from the device an updated instance of the first light signal reflected from the subsurface of the target responsive
to the focal point adjustment; and

producing from the updated instance of the first light signal an output for analyzing the subsurface.

US Pat. No. 9,347,543

GEARBOX SUPPORTING MEANS OF A WIND TURBINE, WIND TURBINE, AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A GEARBOX SUPPORTING MEANS

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A gearbox supporting device of a wind turbine, the wind turbine including a rotor, a substantially horizontally oriented
rotor shaft, a gearbox, and a main frame, said gearbox supporting device comprising:
at least one rolling bearing arranged between a rotor hub and the gearbox and at least two supports on the gearbox,
wherein the supports each have at least one central supporting body, at least one frame and a plurality of flat elastomer
bodies that are clamped between the frame and the central supporting body, and wherein the central supporting body is only
supported on one side.

US Pat. No. 9,351,347

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR APPLYING ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY TO A CONTAINER

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A container for processing an object contained in the container by applying radiofrequency (RF) energy, the container comprising:
an outer housing;
an inner housing disposed at least partially within the outer housing, wherein at least a portion of the inner housing is
transparent to RF radiation;

at least one antenna configured to apply RF energy to an energy application zone within the inner housing;
a processor configured to control application of RF energy to the energy application zone,
wherein the processor is configured to control the RF energy application by selecting a set of modulation space elements,
and cause RF energy application at the modulation space elements of the selected set, and

wherein the modulation space elements include at least one of frequency, phase, and relative amplitude.

US Pat. No. 9,351,130

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT STATE SYNCHRONIZATION AMONG NEIGHBORING NETWORK DEVICES

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
causes performance of operations comprising:
detecting, by a first access point, a second access point within a radio frequency (RF) communication range from the first
access point;

responsive at least to detecting the second access point, subscribing, by the first access point, to a multicast group hosted
by the second access point;

receiving, by the first access point, multicast data associated with the multicast group from the second access point; and
modifying, by the first access point, a channel access request configuration of the first access point based on the received
multicast data.

US Pat. No. 9,350,099

CONNECTOR HAVING A CONDUCTIVE CASING WITH AN INCLINED PLANE PARALLEL TO A SECTION OF A TERMINAL

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A connector, comprising:
a conductive casing having an inner wall;
a terminal having a first section and a second section, wherein the first section is disposed in the conductive casing, the
first section and the inner wall have a gap therebetween, and the second section is located outside the conductive casing;

a first insulation structure disposed between the first section and the inner wall; and
a conductive structure electrically connected to the conductive casing and having an inclined plane, wherein the second section
and the inclined plane have a gap therebetween, and the inclined plane is parallel to an extending direction of the second
section.

US Pat. No. 9,347,236

WIND TURBINE AND TOWER OR TOWER SEGMENT AND DOOR FRAME THEREFOR

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A tower of a wind power installation, comprising:
an outer wall surrounding an interior of the tower,
a transformer for installing in the interior of the tower,
said outer wall comprising a reversibly detachable door frame comprising an outer contour, a door opening and a door leaf,
wherein the door opening is closed with the door leaf,

at least one air passage intake arranged in the door frame below the door leaf, wherein the at least one air passage intake
comprises a first ventilator that transports ambient air from an exterior of the tower to the interior of the tower for cooling
the transformer,

at least one air discharge opening arranged in the door frame above the door leaf, wherein the at least one air discharge
opening comprises a second ventilator that transports the air from the interior of the tower to the ambient air at the exterior
of the tower,

wherein the transformer is housed in a housing and the ambient air that is drawn in through the at least one air passage intake
is conducted through an air conduit of air transformer housing underneath the transformer, and wherein the transformer housing
has an upper area in which heated air is trapped by a hood and conducted through a conduit to the air discharge opening,

wherein the outer contour of the door frame forms an area in the outer wall, and wherein the area in the wall is larger than
a cross-sectional area of the transformer, and wherein the cross-sectional area of the transformer is larger than the door
opening, and

a horizontal loading beam attached to a lifting appliance, wherein the transformer is temporarily attachable to the horizontal
loading beam and the transformer is thereby transportable,

wherein the transformer is transported along the horizontal loading beam through the area in the outer wall into and out of
the interior of the tower only when the door frame is detached and removed from the door opening.

US Pat. No. 9,346,362

ENERGY ESTIMATION DEVICE, INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE, AND SERVER DEVICE

Clarion Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. An information system for automotive, comprising a plurality of on-vehicle devices each installed in a vehicle and a server
device connected with the on-vehicle devices via a communication network, wherein:
each of the on-vehicle devices includes:
an acceleration/deceleration change detection unit that detects a change in acceleration/deceleration of a vehicle in which
the on-vehicle device is installed; and

a transmission unit that transmits acceleration/deceleration information pertaining to the change in the acceleration/deceleration
detected by the acceleration/deceleration change detection unit to the server device, and

the server device includes:
a reception unit that receives the acceleration/deceleration information transmitted from the plurality of on-vehicle devices;
a segment specification unit that specifies, based upon the acceleration/deceleration information received by the reception
unit, a loss segment in which energy is lost when each of the vehicles travels and a regeneration segment in which energy
is regenerated when each of the vehicles travels;

an axle torque calculation unit that calculates an axle torque of each of the vehicles for the regeneration segment;
an allocation ratio calculation unit that calculates, based upon the axle torque calculated by the axle torque calculation
unit, an allocation ratio of a regeneration brake relative to a friction brake of each of the vehicles for the regeneration
segment;

a statistical parameter calculation unit that calculates, as statistical parameters for estimating consumption energy or regeneration
energy for each of the links set in correspondence to predetermined road segments, a statistical loss parameter corresponding
to the loss segment and a statistical regeneration parameter corresponding to the regeneration segment that contains a statistical
value of the allocation ratio; and

an energy estimation unit that estimates, based upon the statistical parameters for each of the links calculated by the statistical
parameter calculation unit, consumption energy or regeneration energy of an estimation target vehicle for a road to be traveled.