US Pat. No. 9,352,879

BLANK FOR MAKING A MAILER AND MAILER MADE THEREBY

CONFORMER PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A blank for a mailer comprising
a front panel of rectangular shape;
a pair of side flaps extending from said front panel, each said side flap extending from a side edge of said front panel and
having a vertical score line dividing said side flap into a first section extending from said front panel and a second section,
said first section of each said side flap having an angular score line at one end extending from said front panel and said
second section of each said side flap having a horizontal score line extending from said angular score line; said angular
score line and said horizontal score line of said respective side flap delimiting a tab;

a back panel extending from a bottom edge of said front panel for folding over said front panel to define a pocket, said back
panel having a horizontally disposed score line spaced from a bottom edge of said front panel dividing said back panel into
a first trapezoidal section extending from said front panel and a rectangular section;

a closure panel extending from said front panel, said closure panel having a horizontally disposed score line dividing said
closure panel into a trapezoidal section extending from said front panel and a second section; and

a fold line disposed between said front panel and said closure panel.

US Pat. No. 9,353,019

COATED SEEDS

OMS Investments, Inc., L...

1. A seed comprising a coating, wherein said coating comprises:
(a) a water-swellable polymer;
(b) one or more controlled-release fertilizers; and
(c) bone meal, wherein the bone meal comprises less than 15% protein content and less than 5% fat content.

US Pat. No. 9,356,423

LASER DIODE ASSEMBLY

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A laser diode assembly comprising:
a housing having a housing part and a mounting part that is connected to the housing part and that extends away from the housing
part along an extension direction;

a laser diode chip disposed on the mounting part, the laser diode chip having semiconductor layers on a substrate, wherein
the semiconductor layers include an active layer for emitting light, wherein the laser diode chip is based on a nitride compound
semiconductor material;

a first solder layer arranged between the laser diode chip and the mounting part, the first solder layer having a thickness
of greater than or equal to 3 ?m; and

a crystalline protective layer located on a radiation coupling out area of the laser diode chip.

US Pat. No. 9,354,217

WATER ANALYSIS SENSOR CARTRIDGE WITH TRANSPORT CONTAINER

HACH LANGE GMBH, Berlin ...

1. A transport container system for a water analysis sensor cartridge, the transport container comprising;
a water analysis sensor cartridge configured to be interchangeable, the water analysis sensor cartridge comprising at least
two different sensor membranes; and

a transport container cup provided separately from the water analysis sensor cartridge, the transport container cup comprising,
for each of the at least two different sensor membranes, a separate moist chamber, wherein each separate moist chamber comprises
one chamber opening and a specific humectant for each of the at least two different sensor membranes, the water analysis sensor
cartridge being configured to be inserted into the transport container cup.

US Pat. No. 9,356,184

SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULE

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. A method comprising:
providing a silicon solar cell wafer;
scribing one or more scribe lines on the silicon solar cell wafer to define a plurality of rectangular solar cell regions;
applying an electrically conductive adhesive bonding material to portions of a top surface of the solar cell wafer;
supporting a bottom surface of the solar cell wafer on a moving perforated belt and transporting the solar cell wafer with
the perforated belt over a curved portion of a vacuum manifold;

applying a vacuum from the vacuum manifold through the perforated belt to the bottom surface of the solar cell wafer to flex
the solar cell wafer against the curved portion of the vacuum manifold and thereby cleave the solar cell wafer along the scribe
lines to provide a plurality of rectangular solar cell strips each corresponding to one of the rectangular solar cell regions
and each comprising a portion of the electrically conductive adhesive bonding material disposed on its top surface adjacent
a long side;

arranging the plurality of rectangular silicon solar cell strips in line with long sides of adjacent rectangular silicon solar
cell strips overlapping in a shingled manner with a portion of the electrically conductive adhesive bonding material disposed
in between; and

curing the electrically conductive bonding material, thereby bonding adjacent overlapping rectangular silicon solar cell strips
to each other and electrically connecting them in series.

US Pat. No. 9,351,715

MULTI-LAYERED MEDICAL DEVICE FOR TREATING A TARGET SITE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

St. Jude Medical, Cardiol...

1. An occlusion device for occluding a target site, the device comprising:
an occlusive material comprising a tubular fabric having proximal and distal ends and a central axis extending therebetween,
each of the proximal and distal ends being secured at a point along the central axis such that the tubular fabric is configured
to at least partially inhibit blood flow between the proximal and distal ends, the occlusive material having a preset, overlapping
configuration comprising at least three overlapping layers folded over each other by inversion such that the at least three
overlapping layers overlap one another along the central axis and such that substantially an entire length of an innermost
layer of the at least three overlapping layers and substantially an entire length of an outermost layer of the at least three
overlapping layers are spaced apart from one another along a radial axis that is perpendicular to the central axis, wherein
the at least three overlapping layers are aligned with the central axis within about 45 degrees or less and are configured
to be separated and disposed within a catheter in a non-overlapping configuration and to at least partially return to the
preset, overlapping configuration when deployed from the catheter and wherein at least one pair of the at least three overlapping
layers that are directly next to each other are folded greater than 180 degrees with respect to one another in the preset,
overlapping configuration, one of the at least three overlapping layers having a free end secured at the proximal or distal
end such that a remaining unsecured portion of the layer extending from the free end defines an outer surface configured to
be exposed to blood flow at the target site.

US Pat. No. 9,352,016

FACTOR XII INHIBITORS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION WITH MEDICAL PROCEDURES COMPRISING CONTACT WITH ARTIFICIAL SURFACES

CSL Behring GmbH, Marbur...

1. A method of preventing or reducing a risk of thrombi formation or stabilization of formed thrombi in a human or animal
subject during and/or after a medical procedure, comprising
(A) administering to the subject an inhibitor of FXII/FXIIa before and/or during and/or after the medical procedure in an
amount sufficient to prevent or reduce the risk of thrombi formation or stabilization during and/or after the medical procedure,

(B) administering to the subject heparin or a derivative thereof and/or hirudin or a derivative thereof before and/or during
and/or after the medical procedure, and

(C) contacting blood of the subject with an artificial surface, wherein the artificial surface
(i) is exposed to at least 80% of the blood volume of the subject and the artificial surface is at least 0.2 m2,

(ii) is a container for collection of blood outside the body of the subject, and/or (iii) is a stent, valve, intraluminal
catheter, or a system for internal assisted pumping of blood,

wherein the amount of heparin or derivative thereof and/or hirudin or derivative thereof is reduced compared to the amount
administered before and/or during and/or after the medical procedure when no inhibitor of FXII/FXIIa is administered.

US Pat. No. 9,356,183

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ENHANCED EFFICIENCY AND METHOD OF USE

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A method for an improved III/V optoelectronic device comprising:
applying a sulfur surfactant to exposed edges of the III/V optoelectronic device to improve passivation of the III/V optoelectronic
device;

wherein the exposed edges are created by cracks in, or intentional fracturing of, the III/V optoelectronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,355,325

METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN BACKGROUND AND FOREGROUND OF SCENERY AND ALSO METHOD FOR REPLACING A BACKGROUND IN IMAGES OF A SCENERY

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. A method for differentiating between background and foreground of a scenery in images recorded by an electronic camera,
the background showing an arbitrary image coded with a coding such that the image is visible for a direct observer of the
background, and the background being differentiated from the non-coded foreground in a signal produced by an image sensor,
recording the images, of the camera by means of the coding the coding comprising the background displaying periodically alternating
different components of the image, and

the display of the components being synchronised with an exposure of the camera such that the camera records only one of the
components in at least one period.

US Pat. No. 9,357,555

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MEMORY CLOCK FREQUENCY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication apparatus in a wireless communication system, comprising:
a controller comprising at least one processor; and
a memory that operates at a memory clock frequency provided from the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to check a communication frequency for transmission/reception, determine whether the
communication frequency is a value within a range of interference from a multiplication frequency of the memory clock frequency,
and change, when the communication frequency is the value the within the range of interference, a position of the memory clock
frequency in a frequency domain, in which the range of interference comprises a sum of half of a communication bandwidth and
a guard value.

US Pat. No. 9,355,881

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A DIELECTRIC MATERIAL

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
providing a carrier;
providing a semiconductor wafer having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side;
applying a dielectric material to the carrier or the semiconductor wafer;
bonding the semiconductor wafer to the carrier via the dielectric material;
processing the semiconductor wafer;
removing the carrier from the semiconductor wafer such that the dielectric material remains on the semiconductor wafer to
provide a semiconductor device comprising the dielectric material; and

structuring the dielectric material after removing the carrier from the semiconductor wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,357,685

COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting apparatus, comprising:
a substrate positioning section positioning a substrate;
an inverting head that picks up a component fed to a component supplying position from above by a nozzle, that inverts the
component upside down, and that transfers the component inverted upside down to a position that is above a component mounting
targeting location on the substrate positioned by the substrate positioning section; and

a mount head that receives the component transferred to the position above the component mounting targeting location from
the inverting head, and that lowers the component after the inverting head left the position above the component mounting
targeting location, so as to mount the component to the component mounting targeting location;

wherein the inverting head includes a plate-shaped base provided on a vertically-movable transfer member;
a nozzle holder support member including an arcuate periphery supported by a plurality of bearings provided on the base and
that is swayable within a horizontal plane with respect to the base, wherein the nozzle holder support member has a substantially
circular plate shape, and wherein the nozzle holder support member is provided with a cutout in a central region of the nozzle
holder support member, and a pair of arm parts sandwiching the cutout and extending in a horizontal plane;

a nozzle holder that extends in a horizontal direction with both ends of the nozzle holder being supported by the nozzle holder
support member, that is turnable around a horizontal axis, and that holds the nozzle on a side surface of the nozzle holder;

a rotary driving section that turns the nozzle holder around the horizontal axis, so as to switch an orientation of the nozzle
between up and down; and

a sway driving section that sways the nozzle holder support member within the horizontal plane with respect to the base, so
as to change the orientation of the upwardly/downwardly-oriented nozzle within the horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 9,351,781

SURGICAL PROCEDURE FOR EXPANDING A VERTEBRAL CANAL

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. Surgical method for expanding a vertebral canal of a vertebra, comprising:
a single splitting incision, the single splitting incision splitting a vertebral arch into vertebral arch sections to form
an incision gap, the incision gap being bounded by opposed incision surfaces, and

expanding the incision gap to a prescribed gap width such that the bone substance of the vertebral arch sections is thereby
elastically/plastically deformed,

wherein the expansion of the incision gap, with the bone substance of the vertebral arch sections thereby being elastically/plastically
deformed, is performed such that forces acting on the incision surfaces are limited to about 500 N or less, preventing fracturing
of lamina of the vertebral arch,

wherein the single splitting incision is the only incision made in the vertebral arch.

US Pat. No. 9,352,936

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A FORCE, AND USE OF THE METHOD AND/OR OF THE APPARATUS

1. A method for determining a force which acts on a component by way of a pinion gear which is connected to a shaft rotated
by an electric motor, the component being directly coupled to the pinion gear, comprising:
determining a voltage and a current supplied from a power supply device to the electric motor via a power amplifier, the voltage
and the current being determined by way of a connecting electrical circuit, which connects the power amplifier to the power
supply device; and

when the component is moving with a velocity, determining the force acting on the component, using the voltage, the current,
and either:

an angular velocity of the shaft and a radius of the pinion gear, or
an average value of the velocity of the component determined over a predefined time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,352,368

METHOD AND PLANT FOR PRODUCING METAL ROLLED PRODUCTS

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for producing rolled products, the method comprising the following steps:
a) generating together, simultaneously and at an identical speed, at least two supply metal section bars by a continuous casting
process;

b) sending together the two supply metal section bars simultaneously and at an identical speed to at least a first rolling
station of a rolling mill, the first station including at least one cage provided with rolling rollers;

c) rolling together the two supply metal section bars simultaneously and with identical rollers of an identical rolling cage
of the first rolling station;

d) sending together the two metal section bars exiting the first rolling station simultaneously and at an identical speed
to a second rolling station including at least one cage provided with rolling rollers;

e) rolling together the two section bars of step d) simultaneously and with an identical rolling cage of the second rolling
station;

f) sending the two metal section bars exiting the second rolling station simultaneously and at an identical speed to a third
rolling station including at least one rolling cage provided with rolling rollers; and

g) rolling together the two section bars of step f) simultaneously and with identical rollers of an identical rolling cage
of the third rolling station.

US Pat. No. 9,357,439

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING LOCATION CONTINUITY FOR A UE FOLLOWING HANDOVER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of receiving location services, the method comprising:
communicating, by a user equipment (UE), with a first radio access network (RAN) prior to a handover;
receiving, by the UE via the first RAN prior to the handover, information for the location services from a source location
server;

communicating, by the UE with a second RAN after the handover; and
receiving, by the UE via the second RAN after the handover, information for the location services from a target location server,
the target location server being different from the source location server.

US Pat. No. 9,357,207

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPENSATING FOR TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS OF A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL FOR A 3-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of compensating for a temperature of a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, the method comprising:
selecting a lookup table corresponding to a directly detected temperature of the LCD panel from among a plurality of lookup
tables comprising first lookup tables for a two-dimensional (2D) display and second lookup tables for a 3-dimensional (3D)
display of the LCD panel; and

selecting a gamma value according to the detected temperature of the LCD panel; and
adjusting a luminance to be output to the LCD panel based on the selected lookup table and the selected gamma value,
wherein the first lookup tables comprise a temperature compensating lookup table set according to each temperature for the
2D display and the second lookup tables comprises a temperature compensating lookup table set according to each temperature
for the 3D display.

US Pat. No. 9,357,652

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a circuit board, the method comprising:
preparing a circuit board body including a core insulating layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the
first surface, and a first conductive thin film layer disposed on the first surface of the core insulating layer and having
a convex portion which is disposed on a first surface of the first conductive thin film layer and is embedded in the core
insulating layer;

removing the convex portion to form a cavity corresponding to the convex portion in the core insulating layer; and
forming one or more first wiring patterns on the first surface of the core insulating layer by removing first portions of
the first conductive thin film layer,

wherein the one or more first wiring patterns correspond to second portions of the first conductive thin film layer not removed.

US Pat. No. 9,357,653

INVERTING HEAD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An inverting head which is included in a component mounting apparatus configured for mounting a component on a substrate
by a mounting head and sucks the component supplied in a component supply position from above by a nozzle and vertically inverts
the component and moves the vertically inverted component over a component mounting target site on the substrate and passes
the component to the mounting head, the inverting head comprising:
a nozzle holder whose both ends are supported, the nozzle holder which extends in a horizontal direction and is rotatable
around a horizontal axis and also holds the nozzle which extends in the horizontal direction along the nozzle holder on a
longitudinal side surface of the nozzle holder;

a nozzle holder support member having a substantially circular plate shape; and
a rotation driving part for rotating the nozzle holder around the horizontal axis and vertically switching a direction of
the nozzle;

wherein the nozzle holder includes a nozzle base whose both ends are supported, the nozzle base inside which a vacuum path
is formed, extending in the horizontal direction, a nozzle locking member for locking the nozzle in the side surface of the
nozzle base and communicating the nozzle to the vacuum path of the inside of the nozzle base, and a pair of fixing members
which is slid and mounted on both ends of the nozzle base from the outsides of both ends of the nozzle base and fixes the
nozzle locking member to the nozzle base,

wherein each of the pair of fixing members includes a through hole and a pair of pawl parts, the through hole is disposed
between the pair of pawl parts, and both ends of the nozzle base extend through the through holes, and

wherein the nozzle holder support member is provided with a notch in a central region of the nozzle holder support member,
and a pair of arm parts sandwiching the notch and extending in a horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 9,357,542

METHOD AND RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for configuring an enhanced dedicated channel related resource, comprising:
sending, by a radio network controller (RNC) to a NodeB, a message for configuring or reconfiguring an enhanced dedicated
channel (E-DCH) related resource, wherein the E-DCH related resource corresponds to an E-DCH as a common transport channel,
and wherein the message comprises the following: a signature list including a preamble signature for a random access request,
E-DCH physical layer information, and a transmission bearer parameter; and

receiving, by the RNC, a response from the NodeB, wherein the response comprises information about the E-DCH related resource
that is configured or reconfigured by the NodeB according to the message, and the E-DCH related resource is configured or
reconfigured by the NodeB before the NodeB receives a random access request from a user equipment (UE).

US Pat. No. 9,353,700

HYBRID DRIVE TRAIN, HYBRID VEHICLE, AND OPERATING METHOD

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A method for operating a hybrid drive train that includes at least one electric motor and at least one internal combustion
engine, the method comprising:
operating the internal combustion engine using a low-NOx operating method in a first range of low to average operating characteristics
including at least one of a rotational or speed and a load, wherein in the low-NOx operating method at least one of a homogeneous
fuel-air mixture and a fuel-exhaust gas-air mixture having a combustion ratio of ?>1 is spark-ignited in a combustion chamber
of the internal combustion engine at an ignition point by an ignition device, and wherein a flame front combustion that is
initiated by the spark ignition changes over to a charge compression combustion; and

operating the internal combustion engine using a spark ignition operating method in a second range of operating characteristics
including at least one of the rotational speed and the load that is higher than the at least one of the rotational speed and
the load of the first range, wherein in the spark ignition operation method at least one of the homogeneous fuel-air mixture
and the fuel-exhaust gas-air mixture having a combustion ratio of ?=1 is spark-ignited in the combustion chamber of the internal
combustion engine at the ignition point by the ignition device, and wherein the flame front combustion initiated by the spark
ignition does not change over to the charge compression combustion.

US Pat. No. 9,357,558

PARTITION SCHEDULING BASED ON BEAMTRACKING

QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:
determining a first set of channels for communicating with an apparatus, wherein each channel in the first set is determined
by performing beam training with the apparatus;

determining a second set of channels from the first set, wherein the channels of the second set have a channel condition greater
than a threshold; and

communicating data via the second set, wherein a channel of the second set on which the data is communicated is based on the
channel condition of at least one channel of the second set.

US Pat. No. 9,357,656

METHOD FOR SOLDERLESS ELECTRICAL PRESS-FIT CONTACTING OF ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE PRESS-FIT PINS IN CIRCUIT BOARDS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for solderless electrical press-fit contacting of at least one electrically conductive press-fit pin in a circuit
board, comprising:
providing a circuit board having a specified thickness, at least one electrical conductor path, and at least one contacting
opening guided perpendicularly through the circuit board, the contacting opening being provided for electrical press-fit contacting
of the press-fit pin, and wherein the contacting opening has a metallized inner wall;

providing at least one electrically conductive press-fit pin having a longitudinal axis and a press-fit region suitable for
press-fitting into the contacting opening, the press-fit region having a substantially round cross section;

press-fitting the press-fit pin into the contacting opening by applying onto the press-fit pin a force acting along the longitudinal
axis of the press-fit pin;

wherein the contacting opening has a shape which deviates from a round shape and has a first inside diameter and a second
inside diameter, the second inside diameter being smaller than the first inside diameter, the ratio of the first inside diameter
to the second inside diameter being greater than 1.2, and wherein the press-fit region of the press-fit pin has, along a longitudinal
axis of the press-fit pin over an axial length of at least 50% of the thickness of the circuit board, an outside diameter
which (i) exceeds the second inside diameter of the contacting opening before press-fitting of the press-fit pin, and (ii)
is smaller than the first inside diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,352,032

LIVE ATTENUATED ANTIGENICALLY MARKED CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER VACCINE

The United States of Amer...

1. A recombinant classical swine fever virus (CSFV) mutant, FlagT4-mFT-Gv, comprising a cDNA sequence as set forth by SEQ
ID NO: 1, wherein said recombinant CSFV mutant, FlagT4-mFT-Gv is a live attenuated CSFV capable of being recognized by monoclonal
antibodies specifically binding to the FLAG™ epitope, which serves as a positive marker for said attenuated CSFV mutant, wherein
said epitope is the eight amino acid peptide DYKDDDDK as set forth in positions 688-705 of SEQ ID NO: 2 and the nucleotide
positions 2435-2488 Of SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 9,357,597

LIGHTING DEVICE AND VEHICLE HEADLAMP

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a power supply circuit that supplies a constant current to a light source group in which a first light source block and a
second light source block are connected in series; and

a switching circuit that includes an active element connected in parallel to the second light source block, and extinguishes
the second light source block by applying a current to the active element such that the current bypasses the second light
source block,

wherein the active element includes a control terminal, has an impedance that can be varied in accordance with a control signal
input into the control terminal, and lights the second light source block when the impedance reaches or exceeds a predetermined
value, and

the switching circuit includes:
a control unit that controls the impedance of the active element such that a current flowing through the active element or
an end-to-end voltage of the active element matches a target value; and

a switching control circuit that sets the target value and to monotonically increase or reduce the target value so that the
current flowing through the active element monotonically increases or reduces over time at a rate based on the target value.

US Pat. No. 9,357,543

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving downlink data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving downlink control information in a first subframe from a primary cell;
receiving downlink data in a second subframe through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) from a secondary cell;
determining a transport block size based on a carrier type of the second subframe; and
decoding the PDSCH based on the downlink control information and the transport block size.

US Pat. No. 9,353,893

PIPE SECTION HAVING BONDED COMPOSITE BARRIER LAYER

Ticona LLC, Florence, KY...

1. A pipe section, comprising:
a hollow body formed from a metal material, the hollow body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface
defining an interior;

a barrier layer surrounding and bonded to the hollow body, the barrier layer having an inner surface and an outer surface,
the barrier layer formed from a continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic material, wherein the thermoplastic material is
a polyarylene sulfide composition comprising a polyarylene sulfide and a crosslinked impact modifier.

US Pat. No. 9,357,677

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH EFFICIENT HEAT RADIATION STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a metallic body;
a circuit substrate having electronic components and wiring conductors that electrically connect between the electronic components;
a heat conduction member configured to absorb heat generated by the electronic components; and
a heat radiation member provided between the metallic body and the circuit substrate,
wherein the heat radiation member comprises
a heat introduction portion arranged such that a surface of the heat introduction portion is in direct contact with the heat
conduction member,

a heat discharge portion arranged such that a surface of the heat discharge portion is in direct contact with the metallic
body, and

a heat conduction portion configured to conduct the heat from the heat introduction portion to the heat discharge portion,
wherein the heat conduction portion is provided to be separated from the wiring conductors so as not to electromagnetically
couple to the wiring conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,357,591

HIGH-FREQUENCY HEATING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A high frequency heating apparatus for driving a magnetron, comprising,
a direct current power supply;
a series circuit comprising a pair of semiconductor switching elements; and
a resonance circuit connected with a primary coil of a leakage transformer and a capacitor;
in which the series circuit is connected to the direct current power supply in parallel, and, in an AC equivalent circuit,
an end of the resonance circuit is connected to an intermediate point of one end of the series circuit and the other end is
connected to an end of the direct current power supply, and further comprising,

a drive means for driving the respective semiconductor switching elements;
a rectifying means, which is connected to a secondary coil of the leakage transformer; and
a magnetron, which is connected to the rectifying means,
wherein a variable dead time preparation circuit which allows a period for which respective semiconductor switching elements
are simultaneously turned off to vary in response to a switching frequency is provided,

wherein the variable dead time preparation circuit allows the dead time to increase in response to a rise in the switching
frequency when the switching frequency is greater than or equal to a predetermined switching frequency, and

wherein the variable dead time preparation circuit allows the dead time to remain constant or to increase minutely as a function
of the switching frequency when the switching frequency is less than the predetermined switching frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,352,442

LAPPING CARRIER

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. Apparatus comprising:
an alignment mechanism to align a PCB relative to a lapping carrier; and
a clamping mechanism to secure the PCB to the lapping carrier, the clamping mechanism extending across the PCB when the clamping
mechanism is secured.

US Pat. No. 9,357,673

DIGITAL SIGNAGE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A digital signage comprising:
a housing having an inlet at a lateral surface, a slot formed adjacent to the inlet and an outlet at an upper portion of a
surface of the housing;

a display at a front surface of the housing;
a fan to move air into the housing via the inlet, and the fan to move air out of the housing via the outlet;
a pre-filter for detachably inserted mounting into the slot; and
a membrane filter to receive air from the pre-filter and to filter at least one material from the air, the membrane filter
being spaced from the pre-filter,

wherein the pre-filter is facing the lateral surface of the housing, and
wherein the membrane filter is substantially parallel with the front surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,357,645

JOINING SHEET, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A joining sheet comprising:
a solder layer which contains solder particles, a thermoplastic resin, and an active agent capable of activating the solder
particles, but does not substantially contain a thermosetting resin; and

a thermosetting resin-containing layer which is laminated on at least one surface in a thickness direction of the solder layer
and contains a thermosetting resin.

US Pat. No. 9,352,725

CONNECTING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING A WIPER BLADE TO A WIPER ARM FOR A WINDSCREEN WIPER SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A connecting arrangement for connecting a wiper blade to a wiper arm for a windscreen wiper system of a vehicle, the connecting
arrangement comprising:
a connecting element configured to hold the wiper blade, which can be fitted onto the wiper arm in an installation direction
running transversely with respect to a wiping surface definable by a wiping movement of the wiper blade,

wherein the connecting arrangement has at least one securing element for positionally secured holding of the connecting element
on the wiper arm,

wherein the at least one securing element is a slider arranged on the wiper arm and having a U-profile in cross section, the
at least one securing element is displaceable along the wiper arm from an installation position allowing fitting of the connecting
element into a functional position securing the connecting element,

wherein the slider has a back and two limbs, and
wherein at least one projection engaging around the wiper arm on a lower side is arranged on the limbs of the slider.

US Pat. No. 9,357,626

PHOTON SOURCE, METROLOGY APPARATUS, LITHOGRAPHIC SYSTEM AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A plasma-based photon source apparatus comprising:
a container configured to contain a gaseous atmosphere;
a driving system configured to form a driving radiation beam focused on a plasma forming zone within the container and maintain,
by the driving radiation beam, a plasma;

a collecting optical system configured to collect photons emitted from the plasma along a longitudinal axis and to form the
collected photons into at least one beam of output radiation; and

a reflector configured to reflect photons emitted in at least one of a direction reverse to the longitudinal axis and a direction
transverse to the longitudinal axis back into the plasma.

US Pat. No. 9,357,615

METHOD FOR GUIDING A HUMAN TO A REFERENCE LOCATION, AND LIGHTING SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT SOURCES FOR USE IN SUCH METHOD

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for intuitively guiding a human to a reference location with a lighting system, wherein the reference location
comprises an emergency exit, and wherein the lighting system comprises a plurality of light sources, each having an emergency
lighting function and a general lighting function, and wherein the lighting system further comprises a control unit configured
to control the light intensity of the individual light sources as function of the distance of the individual light sources
to the reference location, by providing with the light sources along a pathway to the reference location light with an intensity
dependent upon the distance to the reference location, wherein the intensity of the light increases with decreasing distance
to the reference location.

US Pat. No. 9,357,601

LIGHT EMITTING DRIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light emitting driving apparatus comprising:
a driver configured to drive a light emitting device;
a switch configured to supply power to the light emitting device; and
a pulse width modulation (PWM) adjuster connected to the switch and configured to adjust a PWM of the switch;
a voltage detector connected to the light emitting device and configured to detect the voltage applied to the light emitting
device; and

a controller configured to adjust a switching off time of the switch according to the detected voltage;
wherein the controller comprises:
a storage configured to store information about the switching off time corresponding to a digital signal of the voltage applied
to the light emitting device;

an analog to digital (AD) converter configured to convert the detected voltage into a digital signal; and
a serial converter configured to detect the switching off time corresponding to the converted digital signal based on the
stored information and to output the switching off time to the PWM adjuster.

US Pat. No. 9,352,258

LIQUID COLLECTING PERMEABLE STRUCTURES

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

12. A method of making a device for collecting droplets of a liquid from an aerosol, comprising:
identifying aerosol conditions, wherein the conditions include an average droplet size of the aerosol and a wind velocity
of the aerosol;

selecting a characteristic radius, a characteristic spacing, and a characteristic spacing for strands of an aerosol-permeable
structure, so as to provide efficient droplet collection for the identified conditions;

selecting a material having a low contact angle hysteresis for the liquid; and
applying the material to form the outermost surface of the strands,
wherein the material and the characteristic spacing are selected such that liquid droplets adhered to the structure will drain
from the structure under gravity.

US Pat. No. 9,357,572

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING PACKET SWITCHED SERVICES

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions codes for an access network transmitting packet switched
(PS) service that, when executed by the access network, performs the steps of:
receiving an Activate Packet Data Protocol (PDP) Context Request message of a PS service sent from a User Equipment (UE),
wherein the Activate PDP Context Request message carries an Access Point Name (APN) for identifying one of a core network
and an external network;

establishing a corresponding transmission channel according to the APN, wherein if the APN identifies the external network,
a transmission channel directly connected to the external network is established via a gateway General Packet Radio Service
(GPRS) support node (GGSN)-like function which is configured in the access network; and

transmitting the PS service through the established transmission channel;
wherein the GGSN-like function routes user data and allocates Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to the UE, and allows direct
connection to the external network via a Gi interface,

wherein a logical interface which is configured in the access network connects the GGSN-like function to the external network.

US Pat. No. 9,355,408

ADVERTISING SERVICE METHOD USING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An advertising service method using device-to-device (D2D) communication in a first advertising terminal, the advertising
service method comprising:
setting, by a processor in the first advertising terminal, a D2D common bearer with a network, wherein the D2D common bearer
is used for transmission and reception of advertising information of a plurality of advertising terminals which provide the
advertising service;

receiving, by a radio communication device in the first advertising terminal, the advertising information from the plurality
of advertising terminals through the D2D common bearer;

registering, by the processor in the first advertising terminal, the first advertising terminal in the network;
transmitting, by the radio communication device in the first advertising terminal, advertising information of the first advertising
terminal to the other advertising terminals and a user terminal through the D2D common bearer, wherein the user terminal is
an electronic device; and

setting, by the processor in the first advertising terminal, a D2D dedicated bearer between the user terminal and the first
advertising terminal on the basis of information received from the network,

wherein the D2D dedicated bearer is used for transmission and reception of data between the user terminal and the first advertising
terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,357,561

INFORMATION FEEDBACK METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An information feedback method by a network device configured to receive uplink information from a sending device, the
method comprising:
receiving, by the network device, uplink information that is sent by a sending device on a contention based (CB) resource;
and

performing a conditional feedback operation by:
feeding back, by the network device to the sending device, correct reception of the uplink information through a first physical
downlink control channel (PDCCH) masked with an identifier of the sending device or through a media access control layer control
element (MAC CE) when the uplink information is successfully decoded;

feeding back, by the network device to the sending device, incorrect reception of the uplink information, when the uplink
information is not successfully decoded and no conflict is detected on the CB resource that bears the uplink information,
through a second PDCCH masked with a contention radio network temporary identifier (CB-RNTI), wherein the feeding back incorrect
reception of the uplink information constitutes an indication, to the sending device, to retransmit the uplink information
to the network device through hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) retransmission; and

feeding back, by the network device to the sending device, incorrect reception of the uplink information, when the uplink
information is not successfully decoded, through a physical hybrid automatic repeat request indicator channel (PHICH), wherein
the feeding back incorrect reception of the uplink information constitutes an indication, to the sending device, to retransmit
the uplink information to the network device after waiting a backoff period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,356,126

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising the steps of:
defining, in a main surface of a semiconductor substrate, first through third element formation regions using isolation insulating
films;

forming a first gate electrode over a surface of the first element formation region;
forming a second gate electrode between one of side walls of the first gate electrode and the surface of the first element
formation region with an insulating film holding charges being disposed therebetween;

forming an offset spacer over a side wall of the second gate electrode;
after forming the offset spacer, forming a third gate electrode over a surface of the second element formation region and
forming a fourth gate electrode over a surface of the third element formation region;

implanting a predetermined impurity into a first area of the first element formation region which is located on a side on
which the second gate electrode of the first and second gate electrodes is disposed to form an impurity region of a predetermined
conductivity type; and

removing the offset spacer.

US Pat. No. 9,355,492

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR UTILIZING A WAVEFRONT PATH TRACER

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying, by a processor, a set of light transport paths associated with a scene;
performing, by the processor, parallel path tracing, utilizing a wavefront path tracer that uses a structure of arrays (SOA)
memory layout, wherein performing the parallel path tracing further comprises regenerating one or more new light transport
paths, utilizing one or more queues associated with one or more chunks.

US Pat. No. 9,357,562

CONTENTION BASED RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A contention based (CB) resource configuration method, the method comprising:
configuring, by a network device, a CB resource parameter, wherein the CB resource parameter comprises a number of CB resource
blocks allocated in a single transmission time interval (TTI);

notifying, by the network device, a user equipment (UE) of the CB resource parameter;
allocating, by the network device, a CB resource according to the CB resource parameter;
notifying, by the network device, the UE of a grant of the CB resource after notifying the UE of the CB resource parameter;
detecting, by the network device, a probability of a conflict on the CB resource; and
re-configuring, by the network device in response to the conflict on the CB resource being greater than or equal to a first
conflict probability threshold, the CB resource parameter, wherein the re-configuring comprises increasing the number of the
CB resource blocks allocated in the single TTI in the CB resource parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,357,546

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING TTI BUNDLING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a radio access network (RAN), a measurement report from a wireless communication device (WCD), wherein the measurement
report includes a reference-signal value determined by a process comprising the WCD coherently demodulating reference signals
transmitted by the RAN;

receiving, by the RAN, a buffer status report from the WCD, wherein the buffer status report includes a buffered-data value
indicative of an amount of data being buffered by the WCD for transmission via one or more bearers in a bearer group, the
bearer group being associated with one or more service classes;

making a determination, by the RAN, that transmission time interval (TTI) bundling is warranted for the WCD, wherein making
the determination comprises:

determining, by the RAN, that the reference-signal value is in a range of reference-signal values for which TTI bundling is
supported;

determining, by the RAN, that the bearer group is associated with a service class for which TTI bundling is supported; and
determining, by the RAN, that the buffered-data value in the buffer status report for the bearer group is in a range of buffered-data
values for which TTI bundling is supported; and

transmitting, by the RAN, an instruction to the WCD to use TTI bundling.

US Pat. No. 9,357,686

DISPENSING APPARATUS HAVING SUBSTRATE INVERTER SYSTEM AND CLAMPING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING A VISCOUS MATERIAL ON A SUBSTRATE

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A dispensing apparatus for dispensing viscous material on a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, the dispenser
comprising:
a frame;
a gantry system coupled to the frame;
a dispenser coupled to the gantry system, the gantry system being configured to move the dispensing unit in x-axis, y-axis,
and z-axis directions; and

a substrate support assembly coupled to the frame and configured to support the substrate in a dispense position to dispense
material on the top surface of the substrate and on the bottom surface of the substrate, the substrate support assembly being
disposed below the dispensing unit, the substrate support assembly including

a clamping system configured to receive and support the substrate in the dispense position and to secure the substrate during
a dispense operation in which the dispenser is used to dispense viscous material on the substrate, the clamping system including
a first clamping assembly configured to clamp one edge of the substrate and a second clamping assembly configured to clamp
an opposite edge of the substrate, each clamping assembly including an upper clamping member and a lower clamping member,
the upper and lower clamping members being configured to secure an edge of the substrate, the upper and lower clamping members
being connected to at least one spring to bias the clamping members to the clamped position, each clamping assembly further
including a clamp jaw positioned between the upper and lower clamping members, the at least one spring applying a torsional
load to at least one of the upper and lower clamping members to apply a clamping force on the substrate to position the substrate
within the clamp jaw, and

an inverter coupled to the frame and the clamping system, the inverter being configured to rotate the clamping system about
an axis that is parallel to the y-axis direction between a first position in which the top surface of the substrate is in
the dispense position and the dispenser dispenses viscous material on the top surface of the substrate and a second position
in which the bottom surface of the substrate is in the dispense position and the dispenser dispenses viscous material on the
bottom surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,357,680

METHOD FOR NOTIFYING ABNORMALITY IN ELECTRO DEVICE, AND ELECTRO DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method for notifying abnormality in an electronic device comprising a casing and a fan unit installed in the casing,
wherein
in a case where a power supply unit that exhausts air through a first surface side of the casing is inserted into the casing
from the first surface side through which the fan unit draws or exhausts air based on an air blowing direction that is set
in the fan unit,

the method comprising changing a combination of lighting states of LEDs attached to the first surface side and a back surface
side, of the casing, opposite to the first surface side based on whether the air blowing direction is set so as to draw or
exhaust air.

US Pat. No. 9,357,547

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SCANNING OF ASSIGNED SECONDARY CARRIER IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A scan reporting method for secondary carrier activation in a wireless access system capable of concurrent use of multiple
carriers comprising a primary carrier and at least one secondary carrier, the method comprising:
receiving, from a base station through the primary carrier, a multicarrier advertisement (MC-ADV) message including reference
carrier information, the reference carrier information indicating an index of carrier that works as a reference carrier representing
a carrier group;

performing the scanning for at least one inactive secondary carrier among the at least one secondary carrier; and
reporting, to the base station, a scan result for the at least one inactive secondary carrier,
wherein the scan result reporting is performed only for an inactive secondary carrier corresponding to the lowest carrier
index of assigned secondary carriers linked to the reference carrier when the assigned secondary carriers linked to the reference
carrier are all inactive.

US Pat. No. 9,355,872

SUBSTRATE TREATMENT APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE TREATMENT METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate treatment method, comprising
a substrate holding step of horizontally holding a substrate;
a substrate rotating step of rotating the substrate about a vertical rotational axis extending through a center portion of
an upper surface of the substrate;

a treatment liquid droplet supplying step of spraying droplets of a treatment liquid from a liquid droplet nozzle to a spouting
region on the upper surface of the substrate while the liquid droplet nozzle being moved such that the spouting region moves
between the center portion and a peripheral edge portion on the upper surface of the substrate, the spouting region having
a rectangular shape extending in a longitudinal direction;

a protective liquid nozzle moving step of moving a protective liquid nozzle while maintaining a positional relationship between
the liquid droplet nozzle and the protective liquid nozzle such that the protective liquid nozzle is arranged at an upstream
side of the liquid droplet nozzle with respect to a substrate rotation direction and that an angle formed between a spouting
direction of the protective liquid nozzle and the longitudinal direction of the spouting region is ranging from 25 degrees
to 35 degrees in plan view; and

a protective liquid supplying step of spouting a protective liquid from the protective liquid nozzle onto the upper surface
of the substrate during the nozzle moving step, thereby producing a flow of the protective liquid on the upper surface of
the substrate toward the spouting region along the upper surface of the substrate such that the droplets of the treatment
liquid impinge on the spouting region so as to cover the spouting region with a liquid film of the protective liquid film.

US Pat. No. 9,353,040

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE HYDROFORMYLATION OF ISOBUTENE AND FOR THE SEPARATION OF THE PRODUCT MIXTURE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A method for preparing a product mixture from an isobutene-containing hydrocarbon stream and for separating the resulting
product mixture, said method comprising:
a) hydroformylating an isobutene-containing hydrocarbon stream in a hydroformylation reactor in the presence of a transition
metal complex catalyst, thereby obtaining a product mixture comprising 3-methylbutanal, conversion products in the form of
high boilers, 3-methylbutanoic acid, the transition metal complex catalyst, and the free ligands thereof,

b) separating the product mixture with a nanofiltration device comprising one or more membrane separation stages, such that
the transition metal complex catalyst and the free ligands thereof are enriched in the resulting retentate of the nanofiltration
device with respect to 3-methylbutanal and 3-methylbutanoic acid, and such that 3-methylbutanal and 3-methylbutanoic acid
are each enriched in the resulting permeate of the nanofiltration device with respect to the transition metal complex catalyst,
the concentration of the 3-methylbutanoic acid being lower in the resulting retentate than in the permeate,

c) separating the resulting permeate of the nanofiltration device with a thermal separating device comprising one or more
separation stages into at least one first fraction and a second fraction, wherein the first fraction has a higher concentration
of 3-methylbutanal than the second fraction and a lower concentration of conversion products in the form of high boilers and
3-methylbutanoic acid than the second fraction, and

d) recycling at least a substream of the resulting retentate of the nanofiltration device into the hydroformylation reactor,
wherein:
one or more nanofiltration membranes are used in the nanofiltration device; and
the one or more membranes has a retention for 3-methylbutanoic acid of ?1 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,357,676

COOLING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling device comprising:
a heat dissipating part disposed at an end of a heat transfer member;
a heat-receiving plate disposed at the other end of the heat transfer member, provided opposite to a noise-generating part
mounted on a circuit board, and thermally coupled to the noise-generating part; and

a shielding member disposed at the other end of the heat transfer member and including a top plate and peripheral walls extending
from all respective sides of the top plate to cover the noise-generating part and the other end of the heat transfer member
within the peripheral wall, at least one of the peripheral walls having a groove.

US Pat. No. 9,357,631

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

FuKui Precision Component...

1. A flexible printed circuit board (FPCB), comprising:
a flexible base;
a first wiring layer formed on a side surface of the base, the first wiring layer comprising a grounding line; a first covering
layer covering the first wiring layer, the first covering layer defining an opening exposing the grounding line; and

a shielding layer is formed on a portion of the first covering layer by an electroplating process, the opening filled with
the shielding layer, the shielding layer being electrically connected to the grounding line through the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,357,559

LONG TERM EVOLUTION BASE STATION AND WIRELESS RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A Long Term Evolution (LTE) base station, comprising:
a transceiver, being wirelessly connected to a plurality of Machine Type Communication (MTC) apparatuses and configured to
receive a transmission period, a tolerable time shift, a start transmission time instant, and a required resource amount from
each of the MTC apparatuses; and

a processor, being electrically connected to the transceiver and configured to decide a scheduling interval length according
to the transmission periods, decide a first scheduling interval according to a start scheduling time instant and the scheduling
interval length, and decide at least one transmission time instant within the first scheduling interval for each of the MTC
apparatuses according to the transmission periods, the tolerable time shifts, the start transmission time instants, and the
required resource amounts;

wherein the transceiver transmits each of the at least one transmission time instant to the corresponding MTC apparatus wherein
each of the MTC apparatuses transmits a first datum according to the corresponding at least one transmission time instant
within the first scheduling interval.

US Pat. No. 9,357,328

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT USING ATTRIBUTES

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A system comprising:
a fixed content server positioned at a location, the fixed content server comprising a processing circuit configured to:
store electronic content for delivery to nomadic servers on vehicles;
obtain information defining a schedule for arrival of an identified one of the vehicles transporting a nomadic server to a
sequence of destination locations;

identify destination content servers at respective ones of the sequence of destination locations;
generate electronic packages containing portions of the electronic content;
initiate communication delivery of a first one of the electronic packages from the fixed content server to a first destination
content server at a first one of the sequence of destination locations based on the schedule for arrival of the identified
vehicle transporting the nomadic server to the first one of the sequence of destination locations so delivery of the first
one of the electronic packages is initiated while the identified vehicle is traveling to the first one of the sequence of
destination locations and then uploaded from the first destination content server to the nomadic server of the identified
vehicle upon arrival;

initiate communication delivery of a second one of the electronic packages from the fixed content server to a second destination
content server at a second one of the sequence of destination locations based on the schedule for arrival of the identified
vehicle transporting the nomadic server to the second one of the sequence of destination locations so delivery of the second
one of the electronic packages is initiated while the identified vehicle is traveling to the second one of the sequence of
destination locations and then uploaded from the second destination content server to the nomadic server of the identified
vehicle upon arrival;

obtain information defining a schedule for departure of the identified vehicle transporting the nomadic server from the first
one of the sequence of destination locations and from the second one of the sequence of destination locations;

determine a first time to upload the first one of the electronic packages from the first destination content server to the
nomadic server of the identified vehicle and a second time to upload the second one of the electronic packages from the second
destination content server to the nomadic server of the identified vehicle;

provision quality of service that a first network uses to deliver the first electronic package from the fixed content server
to the first destination content server based on the first time to upload, the schedule for arrival of the identified vehicle
transporting the nomadic server to the first one of the sequence of destination locations, and the schedule for departure
of the identified vehicle from the first one of the sequence of destination locations; and

provision quality of service that a second network uses to deliver the second electronic package from the fixed content server
to the second destination content server based on the second time to upload, the schedule for arrival of the identified vehicle
transporting the nomadic server to the second one of the sequence of destination locations, and the schedule for departure
of the identified vehicle from the second one of the sequence of destination locations.

US Pat. No. 9,357,580

METHOD FOR SWITCHING COMMUNICATION CONNECTION MODE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A method for switching communication connection modes, adapted to a communication system comprising a transmitter, a receiver
and at least one base station, and the method comprising:
when the at least one base station or a core network entity determines that a communication mode between the transmitter and
the receiver requires to be switched from a cellular communication mode to a device-to-device communication mode, sending
a control message by the at least one base station to the transmitter;

stopping transmitting, by the transmitter, at least one first packet to the at least one base station in response to the control
message;

buffering, by the at least one base station, a plurality of transmission-unfinished packets and a plurality of transmission-unfinished
packet statuses related to the transmission-unfinished packets, wherein the transmission-unfinished packets are packets have
been received, by the at least one base station, from the transmitter but have not been transmitted, by the at least one base
station, to the receiver in the cellular communication mode, wherein each of the transmission-unfinished packet statuses is
a packet data convergence protocol sequence number of each of the transmission-unfinished packets; and

receiving, by the receiver, the transmission-unfinished packets and the transmission-unfinished packet statuses related to
the transmission-unfinished packets forwarded by the at least one base station before the at least one base station or the
core network entity has completed switching the communication mode between the transmitter and the receiver from the cellular
communication mode to the device-to-device communication mode.

US Pat. No. 9,357,552

ADJUSTING WIRELESS COVERAGE AREA RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT BASED ON DEVICE ALTITUDE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
a radio access network (RAN) radiating to define a split wireless coverage area, wherein the split wireless coverage area
comprises a first sub-area configured to focus coverage above a threshold altitude and a second sub-area configured to focus
coverage below the threshold altitude; and

the RAN adjusting at least one of a first transmit power used to define the first sub-area and a second transmit power used
to define the second sub-area to a selected ratio of the first transmit power to the second transmit power, wherein the selected
ratio of the first transmit power to the second transmit power is related to a ratio of a first count of WCDs served by the
first sub-area to a second count of WCDs served by the second sub-area.

US Pat. No. 9,356,817

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING MULTICAST MESSAGE DUPLICATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A method comprising;
detecting, by a network device, multicast messages;
formulating, by the network device, a first data structure to store a plurality of parameters recovered from each detected
multicast message, the plurality of parameters include a multicast group address along with a corresponding unique identifier
representative of a virtual local area network (VLAN) pool of a plurality of VLAN pools and Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID);

receiving an incoming multicast message having an associated multicast group address, a unique identifier representative of
a VLAN pool and a BSSID;

determining that the multicast group address, the unique identifier and the BSSID of the incoming message do not match stored
triplets of multicast group address, a unique identifier and a BSSID;

performing an action based on a further determination of whether the multicast group address and the unique identifier associated
with the incoming multicast message match a duplet of the stored multicast group address and the corresponding stored unique
identifier; and

forwarding information within the incoming multicast message to a second network device responsible for transmission of multicast
data if the multicast group address and the unique identifier does not match the duplet of the stored multicast group address
and the corresponding stored unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,357,611

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVER APPARATUS

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driver apparatus, comprising:
a pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal generator configured to generate a PWM signal according to a reference voltage;
a DC-DC converter configured to provide a driving voltage to LED arrays based on the generated PWM signal;
a LED driver configured to drive the LED arrays through output ports; and
a detector configured to detect whether the LED arrays are operatively connected to the corresponding output ports based on
respective voltages of the output ports being different from a preset amount of voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,355,499

AUGMENTED REALITY CONTENT FOR PRINT MEDIA

PopCards, LLC, Minneapol...

1. A computer-implemented method of acquiring electronic content to be used with print media, comprising:
receiving, at a mobile computing device that includes a camera, an input that specifies one or more dimensions for a photograph
to be included with a print media item;

determining an aspect ratio based on the received input and presenting, on a display screen of the mobile computing device,
a camera viewer with an aspect ratio that matches the determined aspect ratio;

capturing, via the camera of the mobile computing device, a photograph at a first resolution, wherein an aspect ratio of the
captured photograph matches the determined aspect ratio;

recording, via the camera of the mobile computing device, a video at a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution,
wherein an aspect ratio of the recorded video matches the determined aspect ratio;

uniquely associating the recorded video with the captured photograph; and
transmitting, for receipt by a remote computer system, the captured photograph at the first resolution, the recorded video
at the second resolution, and an indication of the unique association between the recorded video and the captured photograph,
via a transmitter of the mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,357,596

DRIVERS FOR LOADS SUCH AS LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first node configured to be coupled to a power supply;
a charge storage component coupled between a second node and a third node, wherein the charge storage component stores a charge
during a charging operation and releases the stored charge during a power application operation;

a first leg between the first node and second node, the first leg comprising a first switching device;
a second leg between the first node and the third node, the second leg comprising a second switching device;
a third leg between the second node and a fourth node, the third leg comprising a third switching device;
a fourth leg between the third node and the fourth node, the fourth leg comprising a fourth switching device;
a load comprising a light emitting diode, having an input node and an output node, and being located in a selected one of
the second leg or third leg, wherein location of the load in the selected leg causes current from the selected leg to pass
through the input node of the load, through the load, through the output node of the load, and back into the selected leg,

whereby during the charging operation closing the first and fourth switching devices and opening the second and third switching
devices cause the charge storage component to be charged via the first and fourth legs by the power supply, and during the
power application operation closing the second and third switching devices and opening the first and fourth switching devices
cause the load to be driven via a corresponding one of the second leg or third leg by the power supply and the charge storage
component so that during the power application operation stored charge in the charge storage component stored during the charging
operation is applied as a direct current voltage through the light emitting diode to generate a light output as a pulse of
light having a duration and intensity dependent on the stored charge.

US Pat. No. 9,354,530

CARBOXYLIC ACID OR ACID SALT FUNCTIONALIZED POLYESTER POLYMERS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A polyester polymer consisting of 25 units, wherein a unit consists of an acid residue and an alcohol residue, wherein
two adjacent units each consist of a single pendant carboxylic acid side group or a single pendant carboxylic acid salt side
group on said acid residue of each said unit, and the remaining 23 units are non-functionalized wherein said polymer of 25
units forms a micelle of at least about 60 Å at 330K.

US Pat. No. 9,357,666

FIELD-SERVICEABLE IT DEVICE

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. An IT device comprising:
a system board;
a drive controller system;
a mid-plane assembly;
a bridge connector assembly configured to releasably couple the system board and the drive controller system via a toolless
fastener; and

a second connector assembly configured to releasably couple the drive controller system and the mid-plane assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,357,657

LEAD-FREE SOLDER ALLOY FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A well logging tool comprising:
an electronic system, the electronic system including one or more solder joints formed from a premelted solid lead-free wire-form
solder having a preliminary solid solder alloy composition consisting of:

Silver;
Copper;
Antimony; and
Tin;
wherein the preliminary solid solder alloy composition has a weight % of the Silver in a range of 3.5 to 7.0, a weight % of
the Copper in a range of 1.0 to 4.0, and a weight % of the Antimony in a range of 1.0 to 3.0.

US Pat. No. 9,357,607

LED LIGHT SOURCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device, comprising:
a rectifier equipped with a first input terminal and a second input terminal for coupling to output terminals of a phase cut
dimmer, supplying an AC supply voltage,

a series arrangement comprising N LED loads, a first and second end of said series arrangement being coupled to a first output
terminal and a second output terminal of the rectifier respectively,

control means, comprising N current sources, each current source coupled between the cathode of a respective LED load and
the second output terminal of the rectifier for during a period of the rectified AC supply voltage subsequently and sequentially
making the LED loads comprised in the series arrangement carry a current, one by one and in dependency of the momentary amplitude
of the rectified AC supply voltage when the momentary amplitude increases and for subsequently making the LED loads stop carrying
a current, one by one, and in dependency of the momentary amplitude of the rectified AC supply voltage when the momentary
amplitude decreases, said control means controlling the current through the LED loads at zero when the output voltage of the
phase cut dimmer equals zero and controlling the current through the LED loads at a value that is independent from the phase
angle of the phase cut dimmer when the output voltage of the phase cut dimmer differs from zero Volt, and

a switchable bleeder current source coupled between the first output terminal and second output terminal of the rectifier,
wherein:
a latch is coupled between the first and second output terminals of the rectifier and comprising a series arrangement comprising
a resistor and a capacitor to prevent the current through the dimmer from crossing zero after a leading edge generated by
the phase cut dimmer, in case the phase cut dimmer is a leading edge phase cut dimmer,

a unidirectional element is arranged in series with the capacitor, and
a clamp circuit is coupled to the capacitor and comprises a current source for discharging the capacitor and providing a low
ohmic path for the dimmer current when the phase cut dimmer is off.

US Pat. No. 9,357,412

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method that is applied to a mobile communication system including an X2 interface, the communication
control method comprising:
a step A of transmitting, by a first base station, a first X2 message to a second base station through an X2 interface established
between the first base station and the second base station, wherein

in the step A, the first base station adds first measurement information for measuring communication delay between the first
base station and the second base station to the first X2message, and transmits the first X2 message, and

the first measurement information includes information indicating a request of a measurement parameter for calculating the
communication delay.

US Pat. No. 9,354,081

BATTERY-OPERATED STATIONARY SENSOR ARRANGEMENT WITH UNIDIRECTIONAL DATA TRANSMISSION

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A battery-operated stationary sensor arrangement with a unidirectional data transmission, comprising:
a sensor for determining sensor data and for providing a sensor data packet based on the sensor data, the sensor data comprising
an amount of data of less than 1 kbit;

a generator for generating data packets which is implemented to divide the sensor data packet into at least two data packets,
wherein each of the at least two data packets is shorter than the sensor data packet; and

a transmitter for transmitting data packets which is implemented to transmit the data packets with a data rate of less than
50 kbit/s and a time interval across the communication channel,

wherein the generator for generating data packets is implemented to divide a synchronization sequence into partial synchronization
sequences and to provide each data packet with one of the partial synchronization sequences for a synchronization of the data
packet in a data receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,357,621

LIGHTING CONTROL APPARATUS, LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD, AND LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

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

1. A lighting control system comprising:
lighting devices; and
a lighting control apparatus to transmit a registration request signal to the lighting devices, receive a response message
corresponding to the registration request signal from at least one of the lighting devices, and register at least one of the
lighting devices according to received signal strengths of the response message,

wherein the lighting control apparatus is configured to:
register one of the lighting devices as a reference lighting device; and
register at least one of the other lighting devices located around the reference lighting device by controlling the reference
lighting device,

wherein the reference lighting device is configured to:
transmit a peripheral search signal to the other lighting devices according to a command of the lighting control apparatus;
receive a peripheral response message corresponding to the peripheral search signal from at least one of the other lighting
devices; and

transmit the peripheral response message to the lighting control apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,357,527

CARRIER AGGREGATION SCHEDULING APPARATUS, CARRIER AGGREGATION SCHEDULING METHOD, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A carrier aggregation scheduling apparatus, comprising:
a first carrier aggregation scheduler configured to receive user information of a first user equipment (UE), carrier information
for carrier aggregation, and information about a first baseband board, schedule carriers according to the user information
of the first UE, the carrier information for carrier aggregation, and the information about the first baseband board, and
output scheduling results for the carriers, wherein the scheduling results respectively comprise an amount of data to be transceived
of the first UE that is separately allocated to the carriers;

a first carrier sub-scheduler connected to the first carrier aggregation scheduler and configured to schedule a carrier resource
of a first carrier according to a received scheduling result-comprising an amount of data to be transceived of the first UE
being separately allocated to the first carrier, wherein the scheduling results comprise the received scheduling result;

the first baseband board, comprising a first UE processor, the first UE processor configured to acquire the user information
of the first UE, the first carrier aggregation scheduler being connected to the first UE processor and located in the first
baseband board; and

a second baseband board, comprising a second UE processor connected to the first carrier aggregation scheduler, the second
UE processor being configured to acquire user information of a second UE associated with the second UE processor, wherein
the first carrier aggregation scheduler determines carriers used for the second UE according to the user information of the
second UE, the carrier information for carrier aggregation, and information about the second baseband board.

US Pat. No. 9,357,644

JOINED STRUCTURAL BODY OF MEMBERS, JOINING METHOD OF MEMBERS, AND PACKAGE FOR CONTAINING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A package containing an electronic component, comprising:
a substrate on which an electronic component is mounted;
a frame body which surrounds a portion on which the electronic component is mounted, the frame body being joined mechanically
with the substrate via a joining portion containing (1) at least one metal of a tin, an indium, or a zinc, and (2) a copper:
and

feed through terminals for inputting a signal into the electronic component and for outputting a signal from the electronic
component respectively,

wherein content of the at least one metal in the joining portion decreases toward a side of at least one of the substrate
or the frame body, and content of the copper in the joining portion increases in a same direction as the decreasing direction
of the content of the at least one metal, and

wherein the joining portion includes a first joining portion and a second joining portion, and the substrate and the feed
through terminals are joined together via the first joining portion, and the frame body and the feed through terminals are
joined together via the second joining portion.

US Pat. No. 9,354,948

DATA MODELS CONTAINING HOST LANGUAGE EMBEDDED CONSTRAINTS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, on an in-memory database engine, a first event handler containing code configured to validate a first entity comprising
an object in an in-memory database and including a constraint derived from a second entity of an Entity-Relationship Model
defined by an extension of Structured Query Language to include an association type comprising a first parameter clause specifying
a cardinality, and a second parameter clause specifying a foreign key, wherein an application configured to manage the in-memory
database and the first event handier are in a host language different than SQL;

identifying, by the in-memory database engine and according to the first event handler, a built-in event associated with the
first entity;

registering, by the in-memory database engine, the first event handler to the built-in event;
evaluating the constraint by referencing the cardinality and the foreign key,
wherein the application automatically calls the first event handler when the built-in event is triggered; and
wherein the in-memory database engine includes at least one service, data definition, or data processing based on an Entity-Relationship
Model and at least one service, data definition, or data processing based on a Relational Model.

US Pat. No. 9,354,212

INSPECTION HAVING A SEGMENTED PUPIL

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

12. A method for obtaining information about a surface of a sample, the method comprises:
illuminating, by optics, a surface of a sample;
collecting, by the optics, radiation from the surface of the sample wherein the optics comprises:
a pupil that comprises multiple pupil segments that correspond to different angular regions of collection or illumination;
and

optical components configured to direct radiation from or to different pupil segments to different directions;
receiving, by a detection module, the radiation from or to the different pupil segments;
generating, by the detection module, an image of the sample for each corresponding pupil segment;
obtaining, by an image processor, a difference image by subtracting a first image corresponding to a first pupil segment from
a second image corresponding to a second pupil segment to provide gradient of phase information associated with the surface
of the sample; and

integrating, by the image processor, the difference image to provide a phase map of the surface of the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,353,090

HETEROCYCLIC CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AS ACTIVATORS OF SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of the formula I

wherein:
X is CHR4;

R1 is H;

R2 and R3 together with the carbons they are bonded to form a fused 3-membered ring; and

R4 is H; or

R1 is H;

R2 and R4 form a 2-carbon alkylidene bridge; and

R3 is H; or

R2 and R3 are H; and

R1 and R4 together with the piperidine ring they are bonded to may form an octahydropyrano[3,2-b]pyridine ring; or

R1 is H;

R2 is -OMe or -OEt;

R3 is H; and

R4 is H; or

X is a bond;
R1 is H, Me, or —CH2OMe; and

R2 and R3 together with the carbons they are bonded to form a fused 3-membered ring;

Y is C or N;
W is C or N, provided that Y and W are not both N;
V is —C(R11)(R12)— or —OCH2—, provided that if V is —OCH2, then Z is —CH2—, Y and W are both C;

Z is —CH2—, —C(R10)2CH2— or —C(O)—;

B is

R5 and R6 are independently selected from H, Me, F, Cl and CF3;

R7 is H, Me, Et, -OMe, CN, F, or —CH2OMe or is not present when Y is N;

R8 is H, Me or F or is not present when W is N;

R9 is H or C4-6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted with one to two F, or R9 is —(CH2)n heterocyclyl, wherein the heterocyclyl is selected from tetrahydropyranyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, oxetanyl and [1,4]-dioxanyl
or —CH(R10)heteroaryl, wherein the heteroaryl is selected from the group consisting of pyrazine, imidazole, pyridyl and isoxazolyl and
wherein the heteroaryl is optionally substituted with a methyl group;

each R10 is independently H or Me;

R11 is H or Me;

R12 is H or Me;

m is 0 or 1, provided that if m is 0, Z is —CH2—, V is —C(R11)(R12)— and R11 and R12 are both H;

and
n is 0 or 1;
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,356,635

METHOD FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE-SIDE RECEIVER DEVICE OF A TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE-SIDE RECEIVER DEVICE

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for operating a vehicle-side receiver device of a train control system, which comprises the steps of:
receiving at least one encoded signal, being encoded by modulation, by the vehicle-side receiver device via at least one track
circuit;

determining at least one carrier frequency of the at least one encoded signal received;
identifying a transmission method used by a respective train control system taking into account the at least one carrier frequency
determined; and

setting the vehicle-side receiver device specifically for the transmission method identified.

US Pat. No. 9,357,638

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A flexible display device comprising:
a glass substrate having a display region and a non-display region defined on a front surface thereof, the display region
being surrounded with the non-display region and the display region being thinner than the non-display region;

a display device formed on the display region defined on the front surface of the glass substrate;
a display device driving unit mounted on the non-display region defined on the front surface of the glass substrate, the display
device driving unit is in the form of an integrated circuit and is spaced apart from the display region; and

a metal foil substrate bonded to the glass substrate to correspond to the display region defined on the front surface of the
glass substrate to seal the display device,

wherein the metal foil substrate does not overlap a portion of the non-display region on which the display device driving
unit is disposed.

US Pat. No. 9,357,630

EPOXY RESIN COMPOUND AND RADIANT HEAT CIRCUIT BOARD USING THE SAME

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

1. An epoxy resin composition comprising
an epoxy resin comprising a crystalline epoxy resin and a non-crystalline epoxy resin,
a curing agent, and
an inorganic filler,
wherein the curing agent comprises epoxy adducts,
wherein the crystalline epoxy resin includes a mesogen structure,
wherein the epoxy resin comprises at least 50 w % of the crystalline epoxy resin,
wherein the epoxy resin composition comprises 0.5 w % to 5 w % of the epoxy adducts based on a total weight of the epoxy resin
composition, acid

wherein the epoxy adducts are represented by following chemical formula 1 or chemical formula 2:

US Pat. No. 9,357,679

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT COOLING SYSTEM WITH AUXILIARY COOLING DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An electronic equipment cooling system, comprising:
a cabinet;
at least one electronic equipment chassis that is installed inside the cabinet; and
an auxiliary cooling device that comprises an air pressurizing device, an air supply plenum box, and an air-guiding device,
wherein the air supply plenum box is disposed on an inner side of the cabinet,
wherein the air pressurizing device is disposed at a top or a bottom of the cabinet,
wherein an air exhaust on a sidewall of the air pressurizing device is connected to a corresponding air intake on a sidewall
of the air supply plenum box,

wherein the air-guiding device is installed inside the electronic equipment chassis,
wherein an air intake of the air-guiding device is connected to an air exhaust of the air supply plenum device,
wherein an air exhaust of the air-guiding device faces a component inside the electronic equipment chassis,
wherein when there are multiple electronic equipment chassis, the electronic equipment chassis are installed in the cabinet
in parallel in a vertical direction, and the air-guiding device is a terminal device,

wherein a wedge-shaped through-hole that tapers off to the bottom or flares out to the bottom is provided on the sidewall
of the air supply plenum box, and a wedge-shaped through-hole that tapers off to the bottom or flares out to the bottom is
provided on a sidewall of the electronic equipment chassis,

wherein the wedge-shaped through-hole of the air supply plenum box matches the wedge-shaped through-hole of the electronic
equipment chassis to form a gastight air supply connection structure, and

wherein an air intake of the terminal device is connected to the wedge-shaped through-hole of the electronic equipment chassis,
and an air exhaust of the terminal device faces the component inside the electronic equipment chassis.

US Pat. No. 9,357,681

MODULAR DATA CENTER ROW INFRASTRUCTURE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center, comprising:
a data center row infrastructure module positioned in a data center interior space and configured to direct intake air to
at least two rows of server racks and direct exhaust air away from the at least two rows of server racks and into at least
a portion of the data center interior space, the data center row infrastructure module comprising:

a cold aisle space comprising a long axis and at least two separate rows of rack computing systems, wherein each row of rack
computing systems is positioned on an opposite side of the long axis, and each rack computing system is configured to receive
intake air on a front side facing the long axis and to discharge exhaust air on a rear side that faces away from the long
axis;

at least two free-standing exhaust plenum structures, each mounted on the floor element adjacent to rear sides of separate
ones of the at least two rows of rack computing systems on opposite sides of the cold aisle space, wherein each free-standing
exhaust plenum structure comprises:

a frame structure that is configured to provide structural support to the free-standing exhaust plenum structure,
an internal exhaust air plenum at least partially bounded by the frame structure, wherein the internal exhaust air plenum
is configured to receive the exhaust air from the rear side of an adjacent row of rack computer systems and direct the exhaust
air into the portion of the data center interior space,

at least one set of wall elements coupled to the frame structure and substantially encompassing at least a portion of an aisle-facing
side of the free-standing exhaust plenum structure that faces the cold aisle space, the at least one set of wall elements
is configured to restrict airflow into the internal exhaust air plenum to exhaust air discharged from the rear sides of the
adjacent row of rack computer systems; and

a plenum module spanning the cold aisle space between the at least two free-standing exhaust plenum structures to establish
a lower boundary of a cooling air plenum above the plenum module and an upper boundary of the cold aisle space beneath the
plenum module, wherein the plenum module comprises:

an intake air supply vent that is configured to direct at least a portion of cooling air circulating through the cooling air
plenum into the cold aisle space to be supplied to the at least two rows of rack computing systems as intake air.

US Pat. No. 9,357,415

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING A RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method in a user equipment of reporting information for observing performance of random access in a cellular radio system,
the method comprising:
storing data needed to compute measurements that are to be reported and that are associated with a most recent random access
procedure performed by the user equipment;

computing said measurements;
generating a measurement report for said measurements to include an indication of whether a contention has occurred during
said most recent random access procedure;

receiving a direct request from a radio base station for said measurement report responsive to said most recent random access
procedure being successful; and

transmitting the measurement report responsive to said request.

US Pat. No. 9,357,222

VIDEO DEVICE FINISHING ENCODING WITHIN THE DESIRED LENGTH OF TIME

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A video encoding device comprising:
(A) processor circuitry having a video input receiving frames of video data, a video output, a monitor input, and a control
output controlling precision levels of a scalable motion estimation encoding algorithm;

(B) memory circuitry having an input coupled to the video output and having an output, the memory circuitry storing the frames
of video data;

(C) compression circuitry having a video input coupled to the output of the memory circuitry, a video output coupled to the
monitor input, and a control input coupled to the control output, the compression circuitry performing motion estimation with
a precision level and finishing encoding on each frame of video data in accordance with the scalable motion estimation encoding
algorithm and in response to a precision level output on the control output;

(D) for a certain frame of video data, the compression circuitry performing the motion estimation encoding algorithm with
a precision level and finishing encoding on that certain frame of video data in other than a desired length of time; and

(E) for a frame of video data subsequent to the certain frame of video data, the processor circuitry monitoring the video
output and changing the precision level of the motion estimation encoding algorithm to maintain the performing motion estimation
and finishing encoding within the desired length of time.

US Pat. No. 9,354,730

TACTILE SENSATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A tactile sensation providing apparatus comprising:
a touch sensor configured to detect a touch input of at least one of a plurality of individuals;
a load detection unit configured to detect a pressure load on a touch face of the touch sensor;
a tactile sensation providing unit configured to vibrate the touch face; and
a control unit configured to automatically adjust a standard for providing a tactile sensation to an adjusted standard of
load and time for at least one individual of the plurality of individuals, and to control drive of the tactile sensation providing
unit such that the tactile sensation is provided to an object pressing the touch face when the pressure load detected by the
load detection unit satisfies the adjusted standard.

US Pat. No. 9,354,025

MODIFIED TAIL FIN

The United States of Amer...

1. A dart tail fin assembly, comprising:
a cylindrical dart body comprising a nose, a tail opposite the nose and an outer surface extending from the nose to the tail;
a plurality of tail fins being attached to and spaced around the outer surface of the dart body,
wherein each fin of the plurality of tail fins comprises a trailing edge, a leading edge, a length from the trailing edge
to the leading edge, and a flat portion,

wherein the trailing edge is aligned with the tail of the dart,
wherein the leading edge is opposite the trailing edge toward the nose of the dart,
wherein said each fin is detached from the outer surface of the dart body along a portion of the length, which extends from
the leading edge, and

wherein the flat portion disposed at the leading edge extends perpendicularly outward from the outer surface by a first width;
and

a gap existing between said each fin and the outer surface of the dart body along the portion of the length over which said
each fin being detached from the outer surface.

US Pat. No. 9,353,426

SILVER-WHITE COPPER ALLOY AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SILVER-WHITE COPPER ALLOY

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method of producing a silver-white copper alloy, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a silver-white copper alloy, comprising:
51.0 mass % to 57.0 mass % of Cu,
9.0 mass % to 12.5 mass % of Ni,
0.0003 mass % to 0.010 mass % of C,
0.0005 mass % to 0.030 mass % of Pb, and
with a balance of Zn and inevitable impurities,
and satisfying a relationship of 65.5?[Cu]+1.2×[Ni]?69.0 between an amount of Cu [Cu] (mass %) and an amount of Ni [Ni] (mass
%),

and satisfying a relationship of 0.58?[Zn]/[Cu]<0.7 between an amount of Cu [Cu] (mass %) and an amount of Zn [Zn] (mass %);
(b) hot-rolling the silver-white copper alloy; and
(c) cooling the hot-rolled silver-white copper alloy without quenching from a temperature immediately after the hot-rolling
to a room temperature, wherein a cooling rate of the hot-rolled silver-white copper alloy in a temperature range of 400° C.
to 500° C. is higher than or equal to 1° C./sec to provide a metal structure of the silver-white copper alloy having an area
ratio of ? phases dispersed in an ?-phase matrix is 0% to 0.9%,

wherein the silver-white copper alloy has superior bactericidal and color fastness properties.

US Pat. No. 9,357,620

OCCUPANCY SENSOR WITH DIMMER FEATURE AND NIGHT LIGHT AND METHOD OF LIGHTING CONTROL USING THE SAME

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A light control system comprising:
a sensor for detecting an occupancy in an area;
a timer for determining if the occupancy is not detected by the occupancy sensor before a first time period expires;
a dimmer for changing a light level in said area from a first light level to a second light level when determining that a
second time period after the occupancy is not detected is remaining on the timer before the first time period expires, and
for changing said light level in said area from the second light level to a third light level when determining that the first
time period expired and the occupancy is not detected during the second time period; and

a controller coupled to the sensor, the timer and the dimmer to control the light level
to remain at the second light level until the first time period expires if the occupancy sensor does not detect occupancy
during the second time period,

change to the first light level from the second light level, and reset the timer to the first time period, if the occupancy
sensor detects occupancy during the second time period, and

change to a third light level from the second light level, when the first time period expires if the occupancy sensor does
not detect occupancy during the second time period;

wherein:
the second light level is not equal to the first light level; and
the third light level is not equal to the second light level.

US Pat. No. 9,357,564

SIGNALING OF RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE PARAMETERS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for transmitting from user equipment (UE) to base stations (nodeB) in a cellular network, comprising:
maintaining a fixed set of preamble parameter configurations for use across a complete range of cell sizes within the cellular
network;

receiving at a UE located in a cell a configuration number transmitted from a nodeB serving the cell;
selecting a preamble parameter configuration specified by the received configuration number from the fixed set of preamble
parameter configurations; and

transmitting a preamble from the UE to the nodeB using the preamble parameter configuration indicated by the configuration
number.

US Pat. No. 9,355,612

DISPLAY SECURITY USING GAZE TRACKING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for providing display security using gaze tracking, comprising:
capturing one or more images using a front-facing camera of a computing device, the one or more images including a representation
of at least one portion of an eye of a user of the computing device;

detecting a person, different from the user, within a field of view of the front-facing camera;
determining a gaze direction of the user based at least in part on the representation of the at least one portion of the eye
of the user included in the one or more images;

determining a position on a display screen of the computing device that corresponds to the gaze direction of the user;
presenting content using the display screen of the computing device;
determining a first portion of the content being presented at a region within a threshold distance from the position on the
display screen corresponding to the gaze direction of the user;

determining a second portion of the content, different from the first portion, outside of the threshold distance; and
scrambling at least one portion of the second portion of the content.

US Pat. No. 9,357,624

BARRIER DISCHARGE CHARGE NEUTRALIZATION

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A balanced ionizer for static charge neutralization in a variable environment in response to the application of variable-waveform
signals thereto, the balanced ionizer comprising:
a hollow dielectric channel having a length and an outer surface, the dielectric channel being at least partially disposed
within the variable environment;

a reference emitter disposed on the outer surface of the dielectric channel; and
a high voltage electrode at least partially disposed within the hollow dielectric channel, the high voltage electrode presenting
a high intensity electric field to the reference emitter through the dielectric channel in response to the provision of a
variable-waveform high voltage signal, the electric field causing the generation of a plasma region with electrically balanced
charge carriers within the variable environment due to barrier discharge occurring at the interface of the reference emitter
and the outer surface of the dielectric channel.

US Pat. No. 9,357,305

APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AN ENHANCED DOWNMIX SIGNAL, METHOD FOR GENERATING AN ENHANCED DOWNMIX SIGNAL AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An apparatus for generating an enhanced downmix signal on the basis of a multi-channel microphone signal, the apparatus
comprising:
a spatial analyzer configured to compute a set of spatial cue parameters comprising a direction information describing a direction-of-arrival
of direct sound, a direct sound power information and a diffuse sound power information, on the basis of the multi-channel
microphone signal;

a filter calculator for calculating enhancement filter parameters in dependence on the direction information describing the
direction-of-arrival of the direct sound, in dependence on the direct sound power information and in dependence on the diffuse
sound power information; and

a filter for filtering the microphone signal, or a signal derived therefrom, using the enhancement filter parameters, to acquire
the enhanced downmix signal;

wherein the filter calculator is configured to calculate the enhancement filter parameters in dependence on direction-dependent
gain factors which describe desired contributions of a direct sound component of the multi-channel microphone signal to a
plurality of loudspeaker signals and in dependence on one or more downmix matrix values which describe desired contributions
of a plurality of audio channels to one or more channels of the enhanced downmix signal.

US Pat. No. 9,356,590

PRODUCTION TEST TRIMMING ACCELERATION

Freescale Semiconductor, ...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a first trim code to a reference circuit, wherein the reference circuit is configured to output a first signal in
response to the first trim code;

integrating a difference between the first signal and a target voltage value into a first integrated value;
providing a second trim code to the reference circuit, wherein the reference circuit is configured to output a second signal
in response to the second trim code;

integrating a difference between the second signal and the target voltage value into a second integrated value; and
adjusting at least one of the first or second trim codes in response to a comparison between the first and second integrated
values.

US Pat. No. 9,356,253

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An organic electroluminescent element, comprising:
a lower electrode;
an organic functional layer on the lower electrode; and
an upper electrode on the organic functional layer, the upper electrode having a crystalline structure, wherein
profile of an upper surface of the upper electrode has a kurtosis of between ?0.7 and 0.3 inclusive,
oxygen is distributed in the organic functional layer, the oxygen being distributed from an interface with the upper electrode
to a depth of no more than 18 nm,

the upper electrode has been formed by magnetron sputtering with an ion current density per unit dynamic rate being in a range
of 0.2 mA/cm2 to 0.4 mA/cm2 inclusive,

the upper electrode has been formed by the magnetron sputtering with a distance between a target and a film-forming substrate
being 50 mm to 80 mm inclusive,

the upper electrode has been formed by the magnetron sputtering with an inert gas flow being in a range of 100 sccm to 500
sccm inclusive,

the upper electrode has been formed by the magnetron sputtering with an oxygen gas flow being in a range of 5 sccm to 25 sccm
inclusive,

the upper electrode has been formed by the magnetron sputtering with a pulse frequency of current applied to the target being
in a range of 100 kHz to 500 kHz inclusive, and

the upper electrode has been formed by the magnetron sputtering with a duty ratio being in a range of 60% to 73% inclusive.

US Pat. No. 9,353,309

METHOD FOR TREATING A FORMATION WITH A SOLVENT

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A method of treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation having at least one first gas permeability, the method comprising:
injecting a fluid into the hydrocarbon-bearing formation, wherein the fluid comprises at least one material from at least
two of Group I, Group II, or Group III, wherein:

Group I is a polyol or polyol ether, wherein the polyol has from 2 to 25 carbon atoms, and wherein the polyol ether has from
3 to 8 carbon atoms;

Group II is a monohydroxy alcohol, ether, or ketone, wherein the monohydroxy alcohol, ether, and ketone independently have
from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and

Group III is toluene, diesel, heptane, octane, or condensate,
wherein the fluid at least one of solubilizes or displaces at least one of brine or condensate in the hydrocarbon-bearing
formation, wherein the fluid is free of nonionic polymeric surfactant comprising perfluoroalkylsulfonamido groups, wherein
any surfactant that may be present in the fluid is below its critical micelle concentration, wherein the hydrocarbon-bearing
formation has at least one second gas permeability after injecting the fluid into the formation, and wherein the second gas
permeability is at least 5 percent higher than the first gas permeability.

US Pat. No. 9,357,570

OPERATING METHOD OF ACCESS POINT (AP) AND STATION FOR COEXISTENCE OF BASIC SERVICE SETS HAVING DIFFERENT BANDWIDTHS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operating method of an access point (AP), the method comprising:
detecting, by an AP having a first bandwidth, an open channel by scanning channels based on a second bandwidth that is narrower
than the first bandwidth;

establishing a basic service set (BSS) in the open channel, the BSS having the first bandwidth; and
reporting the establishment of the BSS to an adjacent BSS by consecutively transmitting a first beacon signal having the first
bandwidth at a first transmission period and a second beacon signal having the second bandwidth at a second transmission period
that is longer than the first transmission period.

US Pat. No. 9,357,042

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HTC CORPORATION, Taoyuan...

1. A handheld electronic device having a display side and a back side opposite to the display side, the handheld electronic
device comprising:
a case;
a host system disposed in the case;
an optical device disposed in the case and electrically coupled to the host system, wherein the optical device has an acting
surface facing the display side;

a display device disposed on the display side of the case and electrically coupled to the host system;
an opening region located on the case to expose the optical device;
a liquid crystal light valve disposed in the opening region and electrically coupled to the host system to control a luminous
flux passing through the opening region, wherein the liquid crystal light valve covers the acting surface of the optical device;
and

a touch sensing device, disposed between the liquid crystal light valve and the optical device.

US Pat. No. 9,356,526

DC-DC POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A direct current (DC)-DC power conversion apparatus, comprising:
a main transformer circuit;
an auxiliary transformer circuit;
a switching circuit, coupled to a primary winding of the main transformer circuit and a primary winding of the auxiliary transformer
circuit, wherein the switching circuit provides an input power to the primary winding of the main transformer circuit or the
primary winding of the auxiliary transformer circuit by time-division;

a main rectifier circuit, having an alternating current (AC) input terminal coupled to a secondary winding of the main transformer
circuit, wherein a power output terminal of the main rectifier circuit serves as a power output terminal of the DC-DC power
conversion apparatus; and

an auxiliary rectifier circuit, having an AC input terminal coupled to a secondary winding of the auxiliary transformer circuit,
wherein a power output terminal of the auxiliary rectifier circuit is coupled to a reference voltage terminal of the main
rectifier circuit for lifting a voltage of the power output terminal of the main rectifier circuit, and a reference voltage
terminal of the auxiliary rectifier circuit is coupled to a secondary side reference voltage,

wherein the main rectifier circuit comprises:
a rectifier, having an AC input terminal coupled to the secondary winding of the main transformer circuit;
a clamping circuit, coupled to a DC output terminal of the rectifier; and
an energy storage circuit, having an input terminal coupled to the DC output terminal of the rectifier, an output terminal
coupled to the power output terminal of the main rectifier circuit, and a reference terminal coupled to the reference voltage
terminal of the main rectifier circuit, wherein the energy storage circuit provides the output voltage to the power output
terminal of the main rectifier circuit according to a voltage at the reference voltage terminal of the main rectifier circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,356,090

PMOS TRANSISTOR WITH IMPROVED MOBILITY OF THE CARRIERS

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:
a substrate containing silicon;
at least one active region oriented along a crystallographic face (100) of the substrate and limited by an insulating region;
at least one PMOS transistor situated within and on the active region, the PMOS transistor having a channel oriented longitudinally
along a crystallographic direction of the <110> type; and

at least one basic pattern in the shape of a T which is electrically inactive and situated above at least one area of the
insulating region situated adjacent at least one transverse end of the channel;

wherein the T shape of the basic pattern includes a horizontal branch oriented substantially parallel to a longitudinal direction
of the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,352,352

GLUING NOZZLE

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A gluing nozzle comprising:
a base defining a receiving cavity, and
a tube coupled to the base and comprising:
a straight portion mounted to the base;
a bent portion formed at an end of the straight portion away from the base, wherein the straight portion defines a channel
fluidly communicating with the receiving cavity; the channel extends through the bent portion, a gluing end is formed at an
end of the bent portion away from the straight portion, and the gluing end of the bent portion defines an outlet and form
an annular surface surrounding the outlet; the annular surface is parallel to an axis of the straight portion, and a thickness
of the tube is uniform, and a projection of the outlet along a normal line of the gluing end is an ellipsoid.

US Pat. No. 9,357,594

LED DRIVER, LIGHTING DEVICE AND LED BASED LIGHTING APPLICATION

EldoLAB Holding B.V., Ei...

1. An LED driver for powering an LED fixture, the LED driver comprising:
a power converter for converting an input power such as a rectified mains supply to an output power for powering the LED fixture;
a control unit arranged to control an output characteristic of the power converter; and
an application terminal connected to the control unit for connecting the control unit to a lighting device; the control unit
being arranged to:

provide a polling signal to the lighting device;
receive, in response to the polling signal, a first control signal for controlling the output characteristic;
wherein the lighting device or part thereof is powered via the application terminal; and
wherein the control unit is arranged to interrupt the power supply to the lighting device in order to provide the polling
signal and receive the first control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,357,577

AUTOMATED CONNECTION TO A PREFERRED WIRELESS DEVICE

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method comprising:
designating, by a computing device, a first available wireless device in a list of available wireless devices to be a preferred
wireless device;

for each of the other available wireless devices in the list:
retrieving properties of a next available wireless device from the list, the properties including an activity level based
on one or more prior connections of the next available wireless device to the computing device;

calculating, based on the retrieved properties, a recheck timeout for the next available wireless device, wherein a recheck
timeout for the next available wireless device is incremented in response to determining that a signal strength associated
with a communication link between the available wireless device and the computing device is less than an average signal strength
for available devices in the list; and

in response to determining that the activity level of the next available wireless device exceeds the activity level of the
previously-designated preferred device, designating the next available wireless device as the preferred device.

US Pat. No. 9,357,573

METHOD OF PROVIDING SERVICE CONTINUITY BETWEEN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION AND DEVICE TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of switching communication from cellular communication to device-to-device (D2D) communication comprising:
(a) transferring, by a gateway, a D2D bearer creation request message to a mobility management entity (MME);
(b) creating, by the MME, a D2D bearer identifier (ID) and transferring a D2D bearer setup request message based on the D2D
bearer creation request message and including the D2D bearer ID to a base station;

(c) mapping, by the base station, D2D bearer quality of service (QoS) to D2D radio bearer QoS, and transmitting a radio resource
control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message to terminals;

(d) receiving, by the base station, an RRC connection reconfiguration completion message indicating creation of a D2D radio
bearer from the terminals;

(e) transmitting, by the base station, a D2D bearer creation response message indicating creation of a D2D bearer to the MME;
and

(f) transferring, by the MME, the D2D bearer creation response message to the gateway,
wherein in step (b), the MME generates a proximity service management request message in a non-access stratum (NAS) level,
includes the proximity service management request message in the D2D bearer creation request message, and transmits the resultant
message to the base station,

wherein the proximity service management request message includes a pair identifier, an International Mobile Subscriber Identity
(IMSI), the D2D bearer ID, the D2D bearer QoS, D2D bearer traffic flow template (TFT), and the cellular switchback evolved
packet system (EPS) bearer ID (SBI), and

wherein the SBI is a bearer used for switchback from the D2D communication to the cellular communication.

US Pat. No. 9,357,554

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE OPERATING ENTITY SYSTEMS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

17. A method for reducing interference, comprising:
determining, by a base station in a first operating entity, whether there is an edge frequency that causes interference when
carrier frequencies of the first operating entity and a second operating entity are adjacent;

providing, by a device in the first operating entity, a subframe comprising a downlink (DL) timeslot for downlink transmission,
an uplink (UL) timeslot for uplink transmission, and a guard period (GP) between the DL timeslot and the UL timeslot; and

setting uplink timeslot of the subframe in a downlink carrier frequency interference region to be in an idle state so that
the device does not transmit an uplink transmit signal to the base station in the subframe,

wherein the first and second operating entities comprises base stations that are asynchronous and adopt subframes of equal
lengths in different networks, and

wherein the first and second operating entities comprise different number of component carriers including adjacent carrier
frequencies from base stations in different operating entities.

US Pat. No. 9,356,958

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING COMMUNICATION PATTERN OF NETWORK TRAFFIC

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a server for protecting communication pattern between parties in a network, the sever comprising one or more units which being
configured and executed by a hardware processor using algorithms which associated with least one non-transitory storage device,
the algorithm which when executed, causes the processor to perform the one or more units, the one or more units comprising,

a creation determination unit for determining whether to create artificial communication during performance of normal communication
over a network, the determining to create the artificial communication is performed using the following algorithm,

in response to detection of communication period of the network, the creation determination unit for calculating a probability
of artificial communication based on the communication period,

in response to detection of predetermined unit time being elapsed, the creation determination unit for determining to create
artificial communication at current time based on the calculated probability of the artificial communication, wherein a random
number value of the current time is resulting value obtained by performing a modulo operation on the current time,

in response to detection of the creation of the artificial communication,
a creation requesting unit for requesting a transmitting side-communication terminal device of the network to create artificial
communication, and requesting receiving side-communication terminal device to filter artificial communication,

wherein the creation determination unit calculates a normal distribution, having a value corresponding to half of the communication
period of the network as a mean, as the artificial communication creation probability.

US Pat. No. 9,356,857

DOUBLE EXPERIMENTAL (EXP) QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) MARKINGS FOR MPLS PACKETS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a core router of a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, a MPLS packet that includes a first label with
a first experimental (EXP) field and a second label with a second EXP field;

identifying a quality of service (QoS) profile for the MPLS packet based on a combination of the first EXP field and the second
EXP field;

selecting a next hop router for the MPLS packet from a forwarding table based at least on the identified QoS profile; and
forwarding the MPLS packet to the next hop router in the MPLS network in accordance with the identified QoS profile.

US Pat. No. 9,356,402

MULTIMEDIA LINK HAVING A PLUG AND A RECEPTACLE WITH A POWER LINE CONFIGURED AS A SIGNAL RETURN PATH

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A multimedia link, comprising:
a plug, the plug comprising:
a ground pin;
a power pin;
a ground plane, the ground plane connected to a ground line of the multimedia link via the ground pin, the ground line configured
as a signal return path;

a power plane, the power plane connected to a power line of the multimedia link via the power pin, the power line configured
as a signal return path based on the distance between the ground plane and the power plane; and

a cable configured to encompass the power line and the ground line of the multimedia link.

US Pat. No. 9,355,909

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS INCLUDING A PEAK IN A BODY DOPANT CONCENTRATION

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method of forming an integrated circuit, comprising:
forming a first FET and a second FET;
electrically connecting at least one of source, drain, gate of the first FET to the corresponding one of source, drain, gate
of the second FET; and

connecting at least one further of source, drain, gate of the first FET and the corresponding one further of source, drain,
gate of the second FET to a circuit element, respectively; and

wherein the formation of the first and second FET includes forming a body of each of the first and second FETs having a dopant
concentration along a channel of the respective FET that includes a peak at a peak location within the channel, and further
comprising forming the first and second FETs as Trench FETs comprising trenches extending into a semiconductor substrate from
a first surface of the semiconductor substrate, and wherein forming the body of each of the first and second FETs includes:

implanting dopants into the semiconductor substrate such that a peak concentration of the implanted dopants has a greater
distance to the first surface than a pn junction between the source and the body.

US Pat. No. 9,354,688

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PRINT SYSTEM

KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS T...

4. A print system comprising:
a terminal device; and
an image forming apparatus connected to the terminal device via a network,
wherein the image forming apparatus includes:
a receiver receiving a sleep request from the terminal device, the sleep request specifying a switching start time of switching
from a standby mode to a sleep mode, the standby mode being a mode in which the image formation operation is executable, and
the sleep mode being a mode in which an image formation operation is not executable;

a monitoring part monitoring occurrence of sleep-cancelling events, each sleep-cancelling event requesting for cancellation
of the sleep mode and recovery to the standby mode;

a storage part, when a sleep-cancelling event occurs, storing an identifier of the sleep-cancelling event and a sleep-cancellation
time specified by the sleep-cancelling event;

a calculation part, when (i) the receiver receives the sleep request while the image forming apparatus is in the standby mode
and (ii) one or more sleep-cancelling events specifying sleep-cancellation times later than the switching start time have
been stored in the storage part, calculating an amount of power consumption required to maintain the standby mode for a period
from the switching start time to the earliest one of the sleep-cancellation times, thereby obtaining a power-saving amount
savable during the period, and calculating a recovery power amount required for recovery from the sleep mode to the standby
mode on an assumption that the sleep mode is started at the switching start time and is cancelled at the earliest sleep-cancellation
time; and

a mode controller switching the image forming apparatus to the sleep mode if the power-saving amount is greater than the recovery
power amount, and maintaining the standby mode if the power-saving amount is not greater than the recovery power amount,

wherein:
the receiver further receives, from the terminal device, an inquiry as to whether switching to the sleep mode is allowable
at an inquiry start time specified by the inquiry,

the calculation part, when (i) the receiver receives the inquiry and (ii) one or more sleep-cancelling events specifying sleep-cancellation
times later than the inquiry start time specified by the inquiry have been stored in the storage part, calculates an amount
of power consumption required to maintain the standby mode for a period from the inquiry start time specified by the inquiry
to the earliest one of the sleep-cancellation times, thereby obtaining a power-saving amount savable during the period from
the inquiry start time specified by the inquiry to the earliest one of the sleep-cancellation times, and calculates a recovery
power amount required for recovery from the sleep mode to the standby mode on an assumption that the sleep mode is started
at the inquiry start time specified by the inquiry and is cancelled at the earliest sleep-cancellation time, and

the image forming apparatus includes:
a determination part determining that switching to the sleep mode is allowable if the power-saving amount savable during the
period from the inquiry start time specified by the inquiry to the earliest one of the sleep-cancellation times is greater
than the recovery power amount calculated on the assumption that the sleep mode is started at the inquiry start time specified
by the inquiry and is cancelled at the earliest sleep-cancellation time, and determining that switching to the sleep mode
is not allowable if the power-saving amount savable during the period from the inquiry start time specified by the inquiry
to the earliest one of the sleep-cancellation times is not greater than the recovery power amount calculated on the assumption
that the sleep mode is started at the inquiry start time specified by the inquiry and is cancelled at the earliest sleep-cancellation
time; and

a notification part notifying the terminal device of results of the determination by the determination part, and
the terminal device accepts a sleep mode instruction from a user only when the determination part determines that switching
to the sleep mode is allowable.

US Pat. No. 9,352,793

SLIDE SHOE FOR UNDERCARRIAGE FRAME ASSEMBLY

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A slide shoe assembly for an undercarriage frame assembly of an excavating machine having a spaced pair of frame side plates,
a drive tumbler having a plurality of teeth and a rear idler roller rotatably mounted between the spaced pair of frame side
plates, a track comprised of a plurality of interconnected links each having a pair of lugs engaged by the plurality of teeth
of the drive tumbler to drive the track, and a roller path disposed between the pair of lugs, the slide shoe assembly comprising:
a mounting bar configured to extend between inner surfaces of the spaced pair of frame side plates and to be connected thereto
between the drive tumbler and the rear idler roller and proximate lower edges of the spaced pair of frame side plates; and

a slide shoe having a top surface connected to a bottom surface of the mounting bar at a location along a path of travel of
the plurality of interconnected links of the track and between the pair of lugs of each of the plurality of interconnected
links, the slide shoe being dimensioned to be received between the pair of lugs of each of the plurality of interconnected
links and to engage the roller path of each of the plurality of interconnected links.

US Pat. No. 9,357,678

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A semiconductor module that can be attached to a heat sink, the semiconductor module comprising
a case housing a component of said semiconductor module, and
an elastic member having one end embedded in a bottom surface of said case and an opposite end in abutting contact with a
main plane of said heat sink,

said elastic member forming a gap between said case and said heat sink, heat conductive grease being applied into the gap
to be interposed between said case and said heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,357,674

LIQUID-COOLING APPARATUS WITH INTEGRATED COOLANT FILTER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling apparatus comprising:
a liquid-cooled heat sink configured to cool at least one electronic component, the liquid-cooled heat sink comprising:
a thermally conductive structure with a coolant-carrying compartment comprising, at least in part, a region of reduced cross-sectional
coolant flow area through which coolant flows;

a coolant inlet and a coolant outlet associated with the thermally conductive structure and in fluid communication with the
coolant-carrying compartment of the thermally conductive structure to facilitate coolant flow therethrough;

wherein the region of reduced cross-sectional coolant flow area of the coolant-carrying compartment provides an increased
effective heat transfer coefficient between a main heat transfer surface of the thermally conductive structure and the coolant
within the coolant-carrying compartment;

a coolant loop coupled to the coolant inlet and the coolant outlet of the liquid-cooled heat sink to facilitate flow of coolant
through the coolant-carrying compartment thereof;

a coolant filter positioned to filter contaminants from the coolant passing through the liquid-cooled heat sink, the coolant
filter having a larger cross-sectional coolant flow area than the region of reduced cross-sectional coolant flow area of the
coolant-carrying compartment within the thermally conductive structure of the liquid-cooled heat sink; and

wherein the coolant filter is associated with the coolant loop for filtering the coolant before ingressing via the coolant
inlet into the coolant-carrying compartment of the thermally conductive structure of the liquid-cooled heat sink; and

wherein the coolant filter is disposed upstream of the liquid-cooled heat sink within a coolant loop connection subassembly,
wherein the cross-sectional coolant flow area of the coolant filter is larger than a cross-sectional coolant flow area of
the coolant loop.

US Pat. No. 9,357,584

DUAL IN-BAND/OUT-BAND RADIO ACCESS SYSTEM FIELD

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:
providing an in-band cellular radio access technology and an out-band radio access technology for use by at least one user
equipment within the coverage area via at least one in-band cellular radio access link and at least one out-band radio access
link, respectively,

wherein the in-band cellular radio access link is via a first radio access technology,
wherein the out-band radio access link is via a second radio access technology,
wherein the first radio access technology is different from the second radio access technology, and
wherein the in-band cellular radio access technology and the out-band radio access technology operate on two different frequency
bands; and

transmitting user data related to the in-band cellular radio access technology via a first cellular radio backhaul link and
user data related to the out-band radio access technology via a second cellular radio backhaul link to at least one donor
cellular system.

US Pat. No. 9,356,252

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a substrate;
a first conductive layer disposed over the substrate;
an organic insulating layer disposed over the first conductive layer and having an aperture through which a portion of the
first conductive layer is exposed;

a second conductive layer, which is metallic, covering a top face of the organic insulating layer, an inner circumferential
face that faces the aperture in the organic insulating layer, and the portion of the first conductive layer that is exposed;
and

an intermediate layer that includes one of an oxide and a nitride, disposed only on a half-part of the inner circumferential
face that faces the aperture in the organic insulating layer, the half-part being arranged near the first conductive layer,
wherein

the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer are in contact within the aperture in the organic insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,355,718

METALLIZATION SCHEME FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An integrated circuit having a memory array, comprising:
a first driver region comprising a plurality of first parallel conductive lines formed at a first vertical metal level and
extending in a first direction, wherein first drivers are formed below the first vertical metal level within the first driver
region; and

a second driver region laterally bordering the first driver region and comprising a plurality of second parallel conductive
lines formed at the first vertical metal level and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein second
drivers are formed below the first vertical metal level within the second driver region,

wherein the first drivers are configured to drive first electrode lines of the memory array and the second drivers are configured
to drive second electrode lines of the memory array, the first and second electrode lines extending in different directions.

US Pat. No. 9,357,600

ELECTRONIC BALLAST-COMPATIBLE LIGHTING DRIVER FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE LAMP

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus comprising a light emitting diode tube (TLED) lamp, the TLED lamp comprising:
a tube having at least one electrical connector configured to be installed in a fluorescent light fixture;
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in series with each other in a string and disposed inside the tube; and
a lighting driver disposed inside the tube and connected to the at least one electrical connector and being configured to
supply power to the plurality of LEDs, the lighting driver comprising:

a rectifier having an input connected to receive AC electrical power from the at least one electrical connector and having
an output connected to supply power to the plurality of LEDs;

a switching device connected to the output of the rectifier and configured to be opened and closed to modulate an LED voltage
from the plurality of LEDs that appears across the output of the rectifier;

a current sensor configured to sense an LED current passing through the string of LEDs; and
a controller configured to control a switching operation of the switching device in response to the sensed LED current.

US Pat. No. 9,355,360

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE DETERMINING ANNOTATOR PERFORMANCE IN THE DISTRIBUTED ANNOTATION OF SOURCE DATA

California Institute of T...

1. A method for clustering annotators via a distributed data annotation process, comprising:
obtaining a set of source data using a distributed data annotation server system, where a piece of source data in the set
of source data comprises at least one identifying feature;

determining a training data set representative of the set of source data using the distributed data annotation server system,
where each piece of source data in the training data set comprises source data metadata describing the ground truth for the
piece of source data, where the ground truth for a piece of source data describes the features contained in the piece of source
data and a correct label associated with each feature;

obtaining sets of annotations from a set of annotators for a portion of the training data set using the distributed data annotation
server system, where an annotation identifies one or more features within a piece of source data in the training data set;

for each annotator:
determining annotator recall metadata based on the set of annotations provided by the annotator for the training data set
using the distributed data annotation server system, where the annotator recall metadata comprises a measure of the number
of features within a piece of source data identified with a label in the set of annotations by the annotator; and

determining annotator precision metadata based on the set of annotations provided by the annotator for the training data set
using the distributed data annotation server system, where the annotator precision metadata comprises a measure of the number
of correct annotations associated with each piece of source data based on the ground truth for each piece of source data;
and

grouping the annotators into annotator groups based on the annotator recall metadata and the annotator precision metadata
using the distributed data annotation server system.

US Pat. No. 9,354,510

EUV MASK AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A mask comprising:
a reflective multilayer over a substrate;
an absorption layer disposed over the reflective multilayer; and
an antireflection layer disposed over the absorption layer, wherein a trench extends through the antireflection layer and
terminates in the absorption layer.

US Pat. No. 9,352,136

DRUG DELIVERY AND SUBSTANCE TRANSFER FACILITATED BY NANO-ENHANCED DEVICE HAVING ALIGNED CARBON NANOTUBES PROTRUDING FROM DEVICE SURFACE

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A method of transferring a substance, comprising:
(a) applying a device to a body of a patient, the device comprising a substrate and an array of carbon nanotubes with each
carbon nanotube in the array having two ends,

wherein the array of carbon nanotubes is anchored within the substrate with at least one end of each carbon nanotube protruding
from the substrate,

wherein the carbon nanotubes within the array are grouped in clusters such that each cluster effectively functions as a needle,
wherein the clusters are arranged as a plurality of rings with all of the carbon nanotubes of the clusters being in a ring
periphery, and

wherein application of the device to the body causes the clusters to enter tissue of the patient's body; and
(b) allowing the transfer of the substance through the substrate and into the tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,357,517

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS BASEBAND PROCESSING

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. An apparatus for receiving signals associated with one or more wireless communication protocols, the apparatus comprising:
single carrier receiver circuitry for demodulating a received single carrier signal, the single carrier receiver circuitry
including,

a first digital interpolator comprising a linear interpolator operating at a first clock sampling frequency, wherein the first
digital interpolator has an input data rate at the first clock sampling frequency and an output data rate at a second clock
sampling frequency,

a decoding core for decoding the received single carrier signal using a third clock sampling frequency that is an integer
multiple of the second clock sampling frequency,

a numerically controlled oscillator configured to adjust the interpolation phase of the first digital interpolator, and
a clock generation control module configured to receive a clock signal to generate the second a the third clock sampling frequencies
based on a control signal;

multi-carrier receiver circuitry for demodulating a received multi-carrier signal, the multi-carrier receiver circuitry including
a second digital interpolator, wherein symbol timing recovery is executed in the apparatus by adjusting an interpolation phase
of the first digital interpolator or the second digital interpolator; and

a clock coupled to the single carrier receiver circuitry and coupled to the multi-carrier receiver circuitry, the clock being
configured to supply the clock signal that is processed to generate a plurality of clock sampling frequencies for demodulating
the received single carrier signal and the received multi-carrier signal.

US Pat. No. 9,356,885

METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATED TO A DISTRIBUTED SWITCH FABRIC

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a first data packet from a first peripheral device including a first data packet header specifying a destination;
appending, at a first edge device, a destination identifier to the first data packet based on the first data packet header
to define a first appended data packet, the destination identifier associated with a destination port of a second edge device;

sending the first appended data packet to a module associated with a first stage of a switch fabric based on the first data
packet header such that the module associated with the first stage of the switch fabric sends the first appended data packet
to a module associated with the second stage of the switch fabric based on the destination identifier, the module associated
with the first stage of the switch fabric being from a plurality of modules associated with the first stage of the switch
fabric, the module associated with the second stage of the switch fabric being from a plurality of modules associated with
the second stage of the switch fabric;

receiving a second data packet including a second data packet header specifying the destination; and
appending, at the first edge device, the destination identifier to the second data packet based on the second data packet
header to define a second appended data packet.

US Pat. No. 9,356,779

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTITY-BASED ENCRYPTION AND RELATED CRYPTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method, comprising:
with computing equipment, encrypting data using a public key that is formed using an identity, wherein encrypting the data
comprises encrypting the data using cryptographic system parameters and a bilinear map, wherein the cryptographic system parameters
include an element P of an algebraic group and a computed value sP, wherein s represents a secret master key, and wherein
encrypting the data using the cryptographic system parameters and the bilinear map comprises:

with the computing equipment, obtaining the cryptographic system parameters P and sP;
with the computing equipment, selecting a random secret r; and
with the computing equipment, encrypting the data using r, sP, the public key that is formed using the identity, and the bilinear
map.

US Pat. No. 9,356,638

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING RATED MAXIMUM SYSTEM DEVIATION (RMSD) AND ALLEVIATING RMSD MISMATCH

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method of receiving, comprising:
demodulating a modulated carrier bearing a first signal by a demodulator configured to operate with a plurality of modes including
at least a first mode to demodulate the modulated carrier bearing the first signal based on a first rated maximum system deviation
(RMSD) value of the modulated carrier, the demodulator operating in the first mode;

extracting a second signal from the first signal;
generating a third signal based on the second signal, the third signal being fed back to the demodulator; and
instructing, by the third signal, the demodulator to change from the first mode to a second mode to demodulate the modulated
carrier bearing the first signal based on a second rated maximum system deviation (RMSD) value of the modulated carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,356,449

WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND POWER CONTROLLER

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A wireless power receiver that receives, at a receiving coil, AC power wirelessly fed from a feeding coil using a magnetic
field resonance phenomenon between the feeding coil and the receiving coil, the wireless power receiver comprising:
the receiving coil;
a loading circuit including a load that receives the AC power supplied from the receiving coil; and
a power controller that controls the receiving power of the load, the power controller including:
a measurement unit that measures the receiving power; and
an adjustment unit that brings the receiving power close to its maximum value by changing a real number part of impedance
of the loading circuit without substantially changing an imaginary part of the impedance of the loading circuit, wherein:

the loading circuit includes first and second LC circuits,
the adjustment unit performs first-stage adjustment for making reactance components of the first and second LC circuits to
cancel each other and second-stage adjustment for adjusting the impedance of the loading circuit so as to maximize the receiving
power,

in the first-stage adjustment, the adjustment unit adjusts a first variable capacitor included in the second LC circuit such
that the reactance components of the first and second LC circuits cancel each other, and

in the second-stage adjustment, the adjustment unit adjusts a second variable capacitor included in the second LC circuit
and a third variable capacitor included in the first LC circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,356,013

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR ELECTROSTATIC (ESD) PROTECTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type
disposed adjacent to the first semiconductor region;

a third semiconductor region and a fourth semiconductor region of the second conductivity type disposed over or at least partially
within the first semiconductor region, a fifth semiconductor region of the first conductivity type disposed between the third
and fourth semiconductor regions, and a first gate disposed over the fifth semiconductor region; wherein the fifth semiconductor
region is of the same type as the first semiconductor region and the fifth semiconductor region comprises a dopant concentration
smaller than the first semiconductor region;

a sixth semiconductor region and a seventh semiconductor region of the first conductivity type disposed over or at least partially
within the second semiconductor region, an eighth semiconductor region of the second conductivity type disposed between the
sixth and seventh semiconductor regions, and a second gate disposed over the eighth semiconductor region; wherein the eighth
semiconductor region is of the same type as the second semiconductor region and the eighth semiconductor region comprises
a dopant concentration smaller than the second semiconductor region;

wherein the third semiconductor region is coupled to a first region of the first gate, and the seventh semiconductor region
is coupled to a second region of the first gate; and wherein the fourth semiconductor region is coupled to a first region
of the second gate and the sixth semiconductor region is coupled to a second region of the second gate.

US Pat. No. 9,354,712

RECOGNITION DEVICE, INTELLIGENT DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD FOR HUMAN MACHINE INTERACTION

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A recognition device disposed in an intelligent device for determining a gesture, comprising:
a sensor module, comprising:
a magnetometer configured for measuring a direction;
a gyroscope configured for measuring at least one angular velocity; and
an activation module configured for determining the gesture according to the direction and the at least one angular velocity,
and activates an image capturing function according to the gesture

wherein the activation module calculates at least one angular velocity accumulative sum according to the at least one angular
velocity, and calculates a first absolute value of the at least one angular velocity accumulative sum, and activates the image
capturing function of the intelligent device when the first absolute value is smaller than a first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,354,467

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An electro-optical device comprising:
a pair of substrates;
a first microlens;
a second microlens positioned further to an outside edge side of one substrate of the pair of substrates than the first microlens
in a display region of at least one substrate of the pair of substrates; and

a third microlens positioned further to the outside edge side of one substrate of the pair of substrates than the second microlens
and the first microlens in the display region of at least one substrate of the pair of substrates,

wherein the collection efficiency of the first microlens is lower than the collection efficiency of the second microlens,
and

the collection efficiency of the second microlens is lower than the collection efficiency of the third microlens.

US Pat. No. 9,357,660

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a core substrate;
an electronic component device comprising an inductor component and a passive component forming a low pulse filter for an
IC chip such that the low pulse filter is accommodated in a single opening portion formed in the core substrate;

a wiring structure connecting the inductor component and the passive component in the electronic component device;
a filler resin body filling a space formed between the core substrate and the electronic component device positioned in the
opening portion of the core substrate;

a first buildup layer comprising a first interlayer resin insulation layer formed on a first surface of the core substrate,
a first conductive layer formed on the first interlayer resin insulation layer, and a first via conductor formed in the first
interlayer resin insulation layer; and

a second buildup layer comprising a second interlayer resin insulation layer formed on a second surface of the core substrate
on an opposite side with respect to the first surface of the core substrate, a second conductive layer formed on the second
interlayer resin insulation layer, and a second via conductor formed in the second interlayer resin insulation layer,

wherein the wiring structure comprises a connection circuit portion formed on the first interlayer resin insulation layer
and a plurality of connection via conductors formed through the first interlayer resin insulation layer and connected to the
connection circuit portion such that a first connection via conductor of the connection via conductors is connected to an
output electrode of the inductor component and a second connection via conductor of the connection via conductors is connected
to a power source electrode of the passive component.

US Pat. No. 9,356,866

RECEIVE PACKET STEERING FOR VIRTUAL NETWORKS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
by a network interface card of a computing device, receiving a tunnel packet associated with a virtual network of a plurality
of virtual networks operating over a physical network and interconnecting a plurality of virtual machines, wherein the tunnel
packet comprises an outer header associated with the physical network, the outer header encapsulating an inner packet comprising
an inner header associated with the virtual network and a payload;

performing, by a first processing core of a plurality of processing cores of the computing device and based at least on one
of the outer header and inner header of the tunnel packet, a first packet steering operation to identify a second processing
core of the plurality of processing cores; and

forwarding, by the second processing core, the inner packet to a virtual machine of the virtual machines.
US Pat. No. 9,353,244

MIXTURE OF SUCCINIC ESTERS AS PLASTICIZER

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A mixture of succinate esters, comprising at least 60 wt % of C9 diesters, based on 100 weight % of the mixture,
wherein
an alkyl residue has a proportion of alkyl components with less than 9 carbon atoms of a maximum of 15 wt %,
an alkyl residue has a proportion of alkyl components with more than 9 carbon atoms of a maximum of 25 wt %,
a proportion of 3,5,5-trimethylhexyl residues is a maximum of 5 mol %, and
a proportion of linear n-nonyl residues is a maximum of 15 mol %.

US Pat. No. 9,357,618

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ILLUMINATION CONTROL OF A PLURALITY OF LIGHT SOURCES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting controller configured to set dimming levels of a plurality of light sources arranged to provide a spatial illumination
at a workspace, said lighting controller comprising a processor arranged to determine, based on information about a target
power level or target power reduction, a dimming level for each of said plurality of light sources such as to reduce power
consumption from the plurality of light sources towards the target power level or target power reduction and such as to provide
a target spatial illumination at said workspace,
wherein said processor is further arranged to determine said dimming levels for each of said plurality of light sources by:
receiving, from a daylight light sensor or a blind controller, data indicative of an ambient illumination sensed by the daylight
sensor or data indicative of a blind setting;

at least temporarily storing the data indicative of ambient illumination or data indicative of the blind setting;
applying a perturbation to the stored data to generate artificially perturbed data that deviates from the stored data by a
parameter, ?; and

determining said dimming levels for each of said plurality of light sources based on the artificially perturbed data.

US Pat. No. 9,355,986

SOLDER JOINT STRUCTURE, POWER MODULE, POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE WITH HEAT SINK AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND PASTE FOR FORMING SOLDER BASE LAYER

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A solder joint structure on an aluminum member made of aluminum or aluminum alloy having a joint member including a solder
material,
the solder joint structure comprising:
a glass layer formed on a surface of the aluminum member;
a silver (Ag) layer laminated on the glass layer; and
a solder layer laminated on the Ag layer,
wherein crystalline oxide particles are dispersed in the Ag layer.

US Pat. No. 9,355,793

USER INTERFACE OF A VEHICLE

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A method for operating a user interface of a vehicle, the user interface comprising a push button, the push button comprising
a user actuatable push element, an illumination, and a controllable drive adapted to move the push element, the method comprising:
positioning the push element by automatically controlling the drive depending on an operational state of the vehicle; and
automatically controlling the illumination depending on the operational state of the vehicle, wherein the illumination and
positioning of the push element indicate an operational capability of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,354,496

PROJECTOR AND LIGHT DIMMING DEVICE INCLUDING A LIGHT BLOCKING MEMBER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A projector comprising:
a light source;
an image forming system adapted to form an image using light from the light source;
a projection system adapted to project the image formed by the image forming system; and
a dimming device including a pair of light-blocking members disposed at positions across a light path between an exit end
surface of the projection system and the light source, the pair of light-blocking members being adapted to move in directions
getting closer to each other and directions getting away from each other and adapted to control an intensity of the light
emitted from the light source,

wherein the pair of light-blocking members includes
a first movable section having at least one light-transmitting section and a light-blocking section, and
a second movable section adapted to block the light passed through the light-transmitting section and to move in a conjunction
with the first movable section, and

wherein at least one radiator plate is provided to either one or both of the first movable section and the second movable
section.

US Pat. No. 9,353,136

PROCESS FOR PREPARING (METH)ACRYLAMIDO-FUNCTIONAL SILANES BY THE REACTION OF AMINOALKYL ALKOXYSILANES WITH ACRYLIC ACID ANHYDRIDE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for preparing an acrylamidoalkyl-functional silane, the process comprising:
reacting an aminoalkyl-functional alkoxysilane of formula I or a mixture comprising at least two silanes of the formula I
with an acrylic anhydride of formula IV to obtain an intermediate reaction product:

(R1O)3?a?b(R2)aSi(B)1+b  (I)

(CHR5?CR4CO)2O  (IV); and

optionally partially removing an acrylic acid and/or reaction products of the acrylic acid from the intermediate reaction
product, to form the acrylamidoalkyl-functional silane,

wherein:
R4 is independently a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and R5 is independently a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;

R1 is independently a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms;

R2 is independently a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms;

a is independently 0 or 1;
b is independently 0, 1 or 2; and
group B is independently a group of formula II or a group of formula III
—(CH2)c—[(NH)(CH2)d]e[(NH)](CH2)f]gNH(2?h)R3h  (II)

—(CH2)j—NH2?p(CH2—CH2—NH2)p  (III),

wherein:
R3 is independently a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl, aryl or alkylaryl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms;

c is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6;
d is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6;
e is independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6;
f is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6;
g is independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6;
h is independently 0 or 1;
j=1, 2 or 3 and
p=0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,357,525

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLINK MIMO TRANSMISSION

FutureWei Technologies, I...

1. A method by a user equipment (UE) for retransmission on uplink for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) in a network,
the method comprising:
receiving an indication of failed data transmitted on a secondary stream;
selecting a transport block size (TBS) for transmission on a primary stream according to an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH)
transport format combination (E-TFC) selection procedure for a maximum allowed rank for transmission;

determining whether the selected TBS is less than a minimum TBS indicated by the network; and
if the selected TBS is less than the minimum TBS for the maximum allowed rank for transmission, selecting rank-1 for retransmitting
the failed data on uplink on the primary.

US Pat. No. 9,357,208

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY CALIBRATING VEHICULAR CAMERAS

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A method for dynamically ascertaining the position of a vehicular camera relative to a vehicle to which the camera is attached,
the method comprising:
(a) establishing a plurality of vehicular steering angle ranges;
(b) acquiring a set of image frames in a video stream provided by the camera whilst the vehicle is in motion, the image frames
defining an image plane;

(c) measuring the steering angle of the vehicle and, for each steering angle range:
(i) selecting a plurality of feature points in the image frames;
(ii) tracking a motion trajectory of each selected feature point in the set of image frames, and
(iii) determining a vanishing point in the image plane for the plurality of tracked motion trajectories;
(d) determining a vanishing line in the image plane provided by the camera based on a locus of said vanishing points;
(e) determining the position or alignment of the camera based on the position of the vanishing line and the position of a
central vanishing point, the central vanishing point being the vanishing point that is determined for the steering angle range
that encompasses zero degrees;

removing distortion in the motion trajectories caused by use of a wide angle camera lens;
linearly fitting the undistorted motion trajectories to generate straight lines;
wherein determining a vanishing point comprises determining the vanishing point in a given steering range by finding a substantial
intersection point for the distortion free, straight line tracked motion trajectories in the given steering range;

wherein the camera is a front facing camera and rotational angles ? and ? of the camera are determined as a function of d1 and d2, where:

? is the rotation of the camera around an X-axis in a camera coordinate system,
? is the rotation of the camera around a Y-axis in the camera coordinate system,
d1 is a distance in the image plane from a principal point of the camera to a right angled projection point on the vanishing
line, and

d2 is a distance in the image plane along the vanishing line from the projection point to the central vanishing point; and

wherein a rotational angle ? of the camera is determined by solving for ? as follows:
A cos ?+B sin ?=C
where,
A?f sin ? sin ?
B=f cos ?
C?(cvpX?axisX) sin ? cos ?
where ? is the rotation angle around the Z-axis of a vehicle coordinate system, f is the focal length of the camera, cvpX
is an image row coordinate of the central vanishing point in the image plane, and axisX is an image column location of the
principal point.

US Pat. No. 9,356,130

HEMT WITH COMPENSATION STRUCTURE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A high electron mobility transistor, comprising:
a source, a gate and a drain;
a first III-V semiconductor region having a first conductive channel controllable by the gate between the source and drain;
a second III-V semiconductor region below the first III-V semiconductor region, the second III-V semiconductor region having
a second conductive channel connected to the source or drain and not controllable by the gate; and

a compensation structure interposed between the first and second III-V semiconductor regions so that the first and second
III-V semiconductor regions are spaced apart from one another by the compensation structure, the compensation structure having
a different band gap than the first and second III-V semiconductor regions.

US Pat. No. 9,355,635

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO SUMMARIZATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:
dividing a video into a plurality of video shots;
analyzing each frame in a video shot from the plurality of video shots;
determining a saliency of each frame of the video shot;
determining a key frame of the video shot based on the saliency of each frame of the video shot;
extracting visual features from the key frame;
performing shot clustering of the plurality of video shots to determine concept patterns based on the visual features;
fusing different concept patterns using a saliency tuning method, wherein a saliency value obtained in the saliency tuning
method is generated by fusing a visual saliency value, an audio saliency value, a motion saliency value and a spatial color
saliency value; and

generating a summary of the video based upon a global optimization method.
US Pat. No. 9,352,068

BIOCOMPATIBLE POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEXES AND METHODS OF USE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A wound protection system comprising a sealed container containing an aqueous solution and a permanently deformable article,
the permanently deformable article comprising polyelectrolyte complex comprising an interpenetrating network of at least one
predominantly positively charged polyelectrolyte polymer and at least one predominantly negatively charged polyelectrolyte
polymer, the polyelectrolyte complex further comprising a plurality of closed-shell pores,
wherein said plurality of closed-shell pores is encapsulated in the polyelectrolyte complex and further wherein said plurality
of pores have at least one average transverse dimension between about 100 nanometers and about 1000 micrometers, said pores
comprise water, and the majority of said pores are non-interconnecting.

US Pat. No. 9,357,575

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CONTROL PROGRAM

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A wireless communication apparatus that performs communication using WiGig, the wireless communication apparatus comprising:
a storage that stores first capability information indicating wireless communication capability of the wireless communication
apparatus, which is referred to as a first wireless communication apparatus; and

a processor, coupled to the storage, wherein the processor, in operation,
acquires second capability information of a second wireless communication apparatus, which is a connection peer of the first
wireless communication apparatus, from the second wireless communication apparatus,

acquires third capability information of a third wireless communication apparatus, which is a connection peer of the second
wireless communication apparatus, from the third wireless communication apparatus,

acquires usage information indicating whether or not a connected communication channel between the second and the third wireless
communication apparatuses is in use, and

determines a role of each of the first, the second and the third wireless communication apparatuses when the first, the second
and the third wireless communication apparatuses are connected, based on the usage information, the first, the second, and
the third capability information.

US Pat. No. 9,357,475

VEHICLE TELEMATICS SCAN RATE CONTROL

General Motors LLC, Detr...

1. A method of controlling a public land mobile network (PLMN) scan rate in a vehicle telematics device, comprising the steps
of:
(a) determining at the telematics device a power condition that includes a powered mode, an unpowered mode, and a discontinuous
reception (DRx) mode;

(b) determining at the telematics device whether the telematics device is scanning one or more home networks or one or more
visitor networks; and

(c) setting the PLMN scan rate for the telematics device based on the determined power condition and the determined network,
wherein:

(c1) when the telematics device is in the powered mode and when the telematics device is scanning a visitor network, the PLMN
scan rate is set to a first scan rate;

(c2) when the telematics device is in the powered mode and when the telematics device is scanning a home network, the PLMN
scan rate is set to a second scan rate that is slower than the first rate; and

(c3) when the telematics device is in the DRx mode, the PLMN scan rate is set to a third scan rate that is slower than the
second rate.

US Pat. No. 9,357,388

SYMBOL SELECTION FOR SWIPE BASED AUTHENTICATION

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method comprising:
receiving swipe pattern sensed information from a touchscreen device representative of a user attempting to swipe an authentication
pattern to authenticate the user;

displaying a set of multiple different symbols including a user known symbol responsive to the swipe reaching a first known
point in the authentication prior to an end of the authentication pattern;

receiving a selection of the user known symbol; and
authenticating the user based on proper selection of the user known symbol and completion of the authentication pattern, wherein
completion of the of the authentication pattern follows selection of the user known symbol.

US Pat. No. 9,356,964

APPLICATION BASED POLICY ENFORCEMENT

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions which, when executed by at least one hardware
processor on a network device, causes performance of operations, comprising:
determining a total number of sessions for a first port of the network device;
determining whether the total number of sessions for the first port exceeds a threshold value;
classifying an application associated with the first port as a peer-to-peer application in response to a determination that
the total number of sessions for the first port exceeds the threshold value;

determining whether the application supports multiple sessions from a particular source address using different source ports
to a common destination address and destination port;

excluding sessions associated with at least the first port and the second port from the classification of the application;
and

enforcing, with the network device, a policy on the application based on the classification of the application as a peer-to-peer
application.

US Pat. No. 9,354,921

VIRTUAL MACHINE MIGRATION

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein instructions which, when executed by a processor,
perform a method of migrating a source virtual machine (VM) running on a source computer to a destination computer, the method
comprising:
suspending execution of the source VM;
after the suspending of the source VM, transferring non-memory state of the source VM to the destination computer, thereby
enabling execution of a destination VM on the destination computer from the transferred non-memory state of the source VM;
and

transferring contents of source VM memory to the destination computer, either while the source VM is executing, or after the
execution of the destination VM from the transferred non-memory state of the source VM.

US Pat. No. 9,357,628

PLASMA CUTTING TIP WITH ADVANCED COOLING PASSAGEWAYS

Victor Equipment Company,...

1. A tip for a plasma arc torch comprising:
a proximal portion adapted for connection to an adjacent anode member, the proximal portion including:
a first annular flange defining a first set of fluid passageways each having a radial inlet extending radially through the
first annular flange for entry of a cooling fluid into the tip; and

a second annular flange in contact with the first annular flange and defining a second set of fluid passageways each having
a radial outlet extending radially through the second annular flange for exit of the cooling fluid from the tip.

US Pat. No. 9,357,523

PAGING OPTIMIZATION IN SMALL CELL NETWORKS USING GATEWAYS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving from a core network entity a paging message for a specific user equipment, the paging message comprising a permanent
user identity of a user corresponding to the specific user equipment;

determining, using the permanent user identity, a set of small cells to which the paging message should be sent based on a
small cell last visited by the specific user equipment and small cells that are neighbors to the last-visited small cell;
and

sending the paging message, without the permanent user identity, to the determined set of small cells.

US Pat. No. 9,356,978

FEED ROUTING FOR OBJECT BASED COLLABORATION

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method for routing activity information in a collaboration system comprising operating one or more data processing units
to perform the actions of:
receiving an activity notification regarding an activity involving an object from an external application separate from the
collaboration system;

analyzing the activity notification to generate an event item comprising an object identifier associated with the object and
a description of the activity involving the object;

accessing a first relationship table comprising a plurality of object-container association records to determine one or more
container identifiers associated with the object identifier; and

creating one or more group feed items in a group feeds table, wherein each group feed item comprises an event item identifier
associated with the event item and one of the container identifiers;

rendering the plurality of group feed items as posts in a plurality of corresponding group feeds according to the container
identifier;

receiving a comment through one of the plurality of corresponding group feeds from a user of the collaboration system;
generating a comment event item comprising a comment event identifier; and
creating a group feed comment item in the group feeds table that includes the comment, the comment event item identifier,
and the container identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,353,929

BEAM DIFFUSING MODULE AND BEAM GENERATING SYSTEM

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A beam diffusing module, adapted to change an M squared of a laser beam along a first direction, the beam diffusing module
comprising:
a light incident terminal;
a light emitting terminal, wherein the laser beam sequentially passes through the light incident terminal and the light emitting
terminal;

a first reflective plate, having a first reflective surface, the first reflective plate being disposed on a transmission path
of the laser beam and extending from the light incident terminal to the light emitting terminal; and

a second reflective plate, having a second reflective surface, the second reflective plate being disposed on the transmission
path of the laser beam and extending from the light incident terminal to the light emitting terminal, wherein the first reflective
surface and the second reflective surface are opposite to each other, at least one of the first reflective surface of the
first reflective plate and the second reflective surface of the second reflective plate has a plurality of reflective microstructures,
the reflective microstructures are arranged along a second direction from the light incident terminal towards the light emitting
terminal, at least a part of the laser beam enters the beam diffusing module through the light incident terminal and emerges
from the light emitting terminal to cause the M squared of the laser beam emitted from the beam diffusing module to be redistributed
along the first direction,

wherein the beam diffusing module complies with ?m<(N+M)K/2<180, wherein N is a divergence angle of the first reflective surface for the laser beam, M is a divergence angle
of the second reflective surface for the laser beam, K is a number of reflecting times of the laser beam reflected by the
first reflective surface and the second reflective surface, and ?m is an original divergence angle of the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,353,225

COMPOUNDS HAVING GUANIDINE GROUPS AND CONTAINING SEMI-ORGANIC SILICON GROUPS

Evonik DeGussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A compound having guanidine groups and containing semi-organic silicon groups, of the formula (I):
MaMGbDcDGdTeQf   (I);

where:
a =0 to 10;
b =0 to 10;
c =0 to 350;
d =0 to 50;
e =0 to 50;
f =0 to 10;
where the sum of the indices b and d is greater than or equal to 1 to 20;
with the proviso that:
when the index a is 2 and at the same time the sum of the indices b, c, e, and f is zero, the index d is other than 1; or
when the sum of the indices a, c, d, e, and f is zero, the index b is 2; and
where:
M=[R3SiO1/2];

MG =[RGR2SiO1/2];

D=[R2SiO2/2];

DG =[RG2SiO2/2];

T=[RSiO3/2];

Q=[SiO4/2];

R are, independently of one another, identical or different and are OR2 groups and/or linear or branched, saturated or else mono- or polyunsaturated hydrocarbon radicals, which may be interrupted
by heteroatoms and/or may be substituted one or more times by hydroxyl, amino, carboxyl or aryl radicals;

where Ra is identical or different and is hydrogen and/or alkyl groups having 1 to 12 carbon atoms; and

RG is a radical containing guanidine groups and selected from the group consisting of the formulas (IIa), (IIb), and (IIc), and
tautomers and salts thereof:


 where:
R3 are divalent radicals which, independently of one another, are identical or different, linear or branched hydrocarbon radicals
containing 1 to 50 carbon atoms, and may be interrupted by heteroatoms, and/or which may be substituted one or more times
by hydroxyl or amino radicals; and

R11, R12, R21, R22, and R31 are, independently of one another, identical or different and are hydrogen, linear or branched or cyclic hydrocarbons containing
1 to 15 carbon atoms, it being possible for the hydrocarbons also to contain 1 or 2 heteroatoms, preferred heteroatoms being
nitrogen, oxygen and silicon;

wherein at least one RG in the formula (I) is of the formula (IIa) or (IIb).

US Pat. No. 9,352,623

TRAILER HITCHING AID SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A tow hitching aid system for a vehicle, said tow hitching aid system comprising:
a camera having a field of view rearward of a vehicle equipped with said tow hitching aid system, the equipped vehicle having
a vehicle hitching element at a rear portion of the equipped vehicle for connecting to a trailer hitching element of a trailer;

wherein said field of view of said camera encompasses the vehicle hitching element;
at least one ultrasonic sensor disposed at the equipped vehicle;
a display screen disposed in the equipped vehicle and viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle when the driver is normally
operating the equipped vehicle;

a control, wherein said control receives input from said camera and input from said at least one ultrasonic sensor;
wherein, responsive to inputs from said camera and from said at least one ultrasonic sensor and during a tow hitching maneuver
when the equipped vehicle is reversing towards the trailer hitching element of the trailer to establish a hitch connection,
said control determines at least one of (i) distance to the trailer and (ii) orientation of the equipped vehicle relative
to the trailer; and

wherein, during a tow hitching maneuver of the equipped vehicle, said control (a) provides video images captured by said camera
for display by said display screen and (b) provides, for display by said display screen, at least one graphic overlay that
indicates to the driver of the equipped vehicle at least one of (i) distance to the trailer and (ii) orientation of the equipped
vehicle relative to the trailer.

US Pat. No. 9,356,593

DISTRIBUTED VIRTUAL-GROUND SWITCHING FOR SAR AND PIPELINED ADC

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A circuit that comprises:
a virtual-ground switching system that includes:
a first capacitor having a first top plate and a first bottom plate, the first capacitor being configured to drive an output
signal from the first bottom plate;

a first switch having a first terminal configured to receive an input signal and having a second terminal configured to provide
the input signal according to a control signal; and

a first signal buffer having a first output terminal communicatively coupled to the first top plate and having a first input
terminal communicatively coupled to the second terminal of the first switch.

US Pat. No. 9,356,179

DISPLAY PANEL INTEGRATED WITH PHOTOELECTRIC DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the substrate comprising a first circuit
layer disposed over the first surface and a second circuit layer disposed over the second surface;

a meshed shielding pattern disposed on first surface of the substrate to define a plurality of pixel regions over the substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting devices disposed on the first surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the first
circuit layer, and at least one of the light-emitting devices being disposed in one of the pixel regions; and

a photoelectric device for converting light into electricity, the photoelectric device being disposed on the at least one
of the first surface and the second surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the second circuit layer.

US Pat. No. 9,355,020

RESOLVING NONDETERMINISM IN APPLICATION BEHAVIOR MODELS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method for resolving nondeterminism in a behavior model of a computing system under test (SUT),
the method being executed using one or more processors and comprising:
receiving, by the one or more processors, a behavior model relating to a SUT, the behavior model comprising two or more nondeterministic
transitions;

obtaining, by the one or more processors, trace data associated with execution of the SUT across the two or more nondeterministic
transitions;

determining, by the one or more processors, based on the trace data, two or more transition guards that resolve nondeterminism
of the two or more nondeterministic transitions, wherein determining the two or more transition guards comprises:

providing a training dataset based on the trace data;
training a classifier based on the training dataset via a machine learning algorithm; and
inferring the two or more transition guards based on output from the classifier; and
associating, by the one or more processors, the two or more transition guards with the two or more nondeterministic transitions
to provide an extended behavior model.

US Pat. No. 9,354,955

PARTIAL GARBAGE COLLECTION FOR FAST ERROR HANDLING AND OPTIMIZED GARBAGE COLLECTION FOR THE INVISIBLE BAND

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A method for managing garbage collection of memory locations in a data storage device (DSD) comprising a plurality of dies,
each die comprising a plurality of memory blocks, the method comprising:
selecting a physical region of memory to be garbage collected, the selected physical region being a subset of a block management
region; and

garbage collecting the selected physical region of memory, the garbage collecting comprising:
determining one or more journals corresponding to the selected physical region, the one or more journals comprising transaction
entries indicating what logical data are written to memory locations in the selected physical region;

determining whether the memory locations within the physical region of memory contain valid data based on a comparison of
information in the one or more journals and a mapping table;

if valid data exists, copying valid data into memory locations in memory regions other than the selected physical region of
memory; and

alternating garbage collecting on an invisible band journal with garbage collecting the selected physical region of memory
associated with one or more data band journals, wherein garbage collecting on the invisible band journal comprises mapping
information transaction entries recording what logical data are mapped to a location designed for denoting that logical data
has been invalidated,

wherein the selected physical region of memory is erased when the block management region is erased.

US Pat. No. 9,353,148

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PEPTIDE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Chu...

1. A method of producing a peptide, comprising:
(1) condensing an N-terminal amino group of (a) a C-protected amino acid or (b) a C-protected peptide, with a C-terminal carboxy
group of (c) an N-protected amino acid or (d) an N-protected peptide in a solvent to obtain a reaction solution which comprises
an (e) N-protected C-protected peptide,

wherein a C-terminal carboxy group of said (a) C-protected amino acid or said (b) C-protected peptide is protected by an anchor
group;

(2) removing the N-terminal protecting group of said (e) N-protected C-protected peptide in said reaction solution, without
isolating said N-protected C-protected peptide from said reaction solution, to obtain (b?) a C-protected peptide, wherein
when said condensing is conducted with said (b) C-protected peptide, then said (b) C-protected peptide and said (b?) C-protected
peptide are different; and

(3) precipitating said C-protected peptide in a solvent comprising a water-acetonitrile mixture, wherein said water-acetonitrile
mixture comprises 60 to 95% v/v acetonitrile, based on the total volume of said mixture, after said (2) removing; and

(4) obtaining said C-protected peptide by solid-liquid separation,
wherein said anchor group is a group represented by formula (II):
wherein:
R1 is a hydrogen atom or, when Rb is a group represented by the following formula (a), optionally forms a single bond together with R3 to form a fluorene ring together with ring A and ring B;

each R2 is independently an organic group having an aliphatic hydrocarbon group;

p is an integer of 1 to 4;
ring A optionally further has, in addition to OR2, a substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, and a C1-6 alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen atom;

Ra is a hydrogen atom, or a phenyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom; and

Rb is a hydrogen atom, or a group represented by formula (a):


wherein:
* indicates the position of binding to the remainder of the molecule;
r is an integer of 0 to 4;
each R4 is independently an organic group having an aliphatic hydrocarbon group;

R3 is a hydrogen atom, or optionally forms a single bond together with R1 to form a fluorene ring together with ring A and ring B; and

ring B optionally further has, in addition to OR4, a substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, and a C1-6 alkoxy group optionally substituted by a halogen atom; and

L represent a connection to the carbonyl group of said C-terminus and is —O— or —N(R)—, wherein R is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl
group, or an aralkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,357,568

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING AN APPLICATION SOURCE RATE TO A LOAD CONDITION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for forming connections, the method comprising:
receiving, by a network device, a service authorization request indirectly from a user equipment (UE), wherein the service
authorization request requests establishment of a connection between the UE and an access point (AP) at a requested data rate;

sending, by the network device, a first request directly or indirectly to the AP, the first request requesting formation of
a bearer at the requested data rate between the UE and the AP;

receiving, by the network device, a first response directly or indirectly from the AP, the first response indicating that
the request for formation of the bearer at the requested data rate was denied; and

pursuant to receiving the first response, sending, by the network device, a second request directly or indirectly to the AP
without notifying the UE that the request for formation of the bearer at the requested data rate was denied, the second request
requesting formation of the bearer at a first alternative data rate, wherein the first alternative data rate is lower than
the requested data rate, and wherein the bearer is formed between the UE and the AP at the first alternative data rate if
the request for formation of the bearer at the first alternative data rate is approved.

US Pat. No. 9,357,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTELLIGENT CHANNEL ZAPPING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of automatically re-classifying a plurality of channels, the method comprising acts of:
on a user's electronic device,
for each of the plurality of channels and a plurality of time intervals, receiving content including audio, video, and/or
multi-media;

receiving selection of a reference channel;
analyzing the reference channel to identify the content of the reference channel;
creating a reference genre based on the identified content of the reference channel;
for each of the plurality of time intervals
automatically detecting correspondence of the content received from each of the plurality of channels to at least one of a
plurality of genres including the reference genre; and

categorizing at least a portion of the plurality of channels into a reference cluster depending on the detected correspondence
of the content received from each of the plurality of channels to the reference genre.

US Pat. No. 9,355,778

HIGH VOLTAGE CAPACITOR

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A high voltage capacitor comprising:
a columnar capacitor element body, made of a dielectric material, having a pair of principal surfaces opposing each other;
a pair of electrodes arranged on the respective principal surfaces in the capacitor element body;
a pair of terminal metal fittings connected to the respective electrodes;
a case containing a resin material and having a bottom part formed with an opening for exposing one of the terminal metal
fittings and a trunk part extending from an edge of the bottom part in a direction intersecting the bottom part, the bottom
part and the trunk part defining a space for containing the capacitor element body; and

a resin part made of an insulating material and arranged within the case so as to seal the capacitor element body contained
in the space;

wherein the case has a degree of hardness lower than that of the resin part,
wherein the one terminal metal fitting is exposed by being inserted into the opening formed in the bottom part,
wherein at least the one terminal metal fitting has an outer peripheral surface provided with a projection extending along
a circumferential direction of the outer peripheral surface,

wherein an edge portion defining the opening in the bottom part is in close contact with the outer peripheral surface of the
one terminal metal fitting inserted in the opening, and

wherein the edge portion is provided with a positioning part for abutting against the projection of the one terminal metal
fitting and defining a position of the one terminal metal fitting.

US Pat. No. 9,354,675

SERVER

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A server, comprising two mainboards disposed on a base plate, the two mainboards comprising a plurality of expander cards
and an electrical module,
wherein the electrical module is provided with at least one first storage device;
each mainboard further comprises a daughter card disposed between the base plate and the electrical module;
the expander cards or the daughter card is served as a system-tray of the electrical module by the at least one first storage
device of the electrical module, so as to manage a disk array for a plurality of second storage devices of the server; and

two expander boards, a connection module, and a storage module, wherein the storage module is provided with the plurality
of second storage devices, the two mainboards and the two expander boards are respectively superposed on a chassis of the
server, and are independently plugged in or released from the connection module, thereby connecting with the storage module
via the connection module.

US Pat. No. 9,354,078

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INDICATING WHETHER AN AIRCRAFT IS WITHIN DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE CRITERIA FOR AN IFR PROCEDURE TURN

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for indicating on a display device associated with an aircraft whether the aircraft is satisfying defined criteria
for a maneuver, the method comprising:
displaying a graphical representation on the display device of a procedure turn symbol associated with a procedure turn from
a navigation point, the procedure turn defined by a first radial extending from the navigation point and having a length equal
to a maximum distance criterion;

displaying an aircraft symbol representing the aircraft in its current location;
overlaying, on the display device, a shape representing a geographic area defined by the first radial, a second radial perpendicular
to the first radial and extending a length equal to the maximum distance criterion from the navigation point, and an arc tracing
out the maximum distance criterion between the first and second radial;

displaying the procedure turn symbol in a first visually distinguishing characteristic if a current altitude of the aircraft
is below a minimum altitude criterion; and

displaying the shape in a second visually distinguishable characteristic when the aircraft symbol has departed the geographic
area.

US Pat. No. 9,357,683

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE (EMI) SHIELDING APPARATUS INCLUDING ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE FOAM

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A multipiece shielding apparatus comprising:
a frame comprising electrically-conductive foam that comprises plated foam; and
a cover attachable to the frame;
whereby the multipiece shielding apparatus is operable for shielding one or more components on a substrate when the one or
more components are within an interior cooperatively defined by the frame and the cover attached to the frame;

wherein:
the multipiece shielding apparatus has a height of less than one millimeter;
the electrically-conductive foam has a flame rating of UL94 V-0;
the electrically-conductive foam has no more than a maximum of 900 parts per million chlorine, no more than a maximum of 900
parts per million bromine, and no more than a maximum of 1,500 parts per million total halogens; and

the cover has no more than a maximum of 900 parts per million chlorine, no more than a maximum of 900 parts per million bromine,
and no more than a maximum of 1,500 parts per million total halogens.

US Pat. No. 9,357,643

CERAMIC/COPPER CIRCUIT BOARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A ceramic/copper circuit board comprising:
a ceramic substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
a first copper plate bonded to the first surface of the ceramic substrate via a first bonding layer containing at least one
active metal element selected from the group consisting of titanium (Ti), zirconium (Zr), hafnium (Hf), aluminum (Al), and
niobium (Nb) and at least one element selected from the group consisting of silver (Ag), copper (Cu), tin (Sn), indium (In),
and carbon (C); and

a second copper plate bonded to the second surface of the ceramic substrate via a second bonding layer containing at least
one active metal element selected from the group consisting of titanium (Ti), zirconium (Zr), hafnium (Hf), aluminum (Al),
and niobium (Nb) and at least one element selected from the group consisting of silver (Ag), copper (Cu), tin (Sn), indium
(In), and carbon (C),

wherein each of end portions of the first and second copper plates has a shape in which a ratio (C/D) of an area C in relation
to an area D is from 0.2 to 0.6, wherein in cross sections of the end portions of the first and second copper plates, a point
A is a bonding edge of the copper plate and the ceramic substrate, a point B is a point where a straight line drawn from the
point A toward an inner side of an upper surface of the copper plate in a direction of 45° in relation to an interface of
the copper plate and the ceramic substrate intersects with the upper surface of the copper plate, a line AB is a straight
line connecting the point A and the point B, the area C is a cross section area of a portion protruded from the line AB toward
an outer side direction of the copper plate, and the area D is a cross section area of a portion corresponding to a right-angled
triangle whose hypotenuse is the line AB,

wherein R-shape sections are provided at edges of the upper surfaces of the first and second copper plates corresponding to
a corner portion of the area C, and each of lengths F of the R-shape sections viewed from the above of the first and second
copper plates is 10 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less, and

wherein end portions of the first and second bonding layers are protruded from the end portions of the first and second copper
plates, respectively, and each of lengths E of the end portions of the first and second bonding layers protruded from the
end portions of the first and second copper plates is from 10 ?m to 150 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,357,266

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDIA CONTENT EVENT RECOMMENDATION BANNER

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A media device, comprising:
a media content stream interface configured to receive a media content stream with a plurality of serially presented media
content events therein;

a memory that stores:
recommended media content information,
wherein the recommended media content information identifies a plurality of recommended media content events,
wherein each of the identified plurality of recommended media content events are currently accessible by the media device
or will be accessible by the media device within a predefined period of time,

wherein each of the identified plurality of recommended media content events are associated with user information that corresponds
to one of a user preference, a user habit, and a user viewing history, and

wherein the plurality of recommended media content events are likely to be of interest to a user; and
electronic program guide (EPG) information,
wherein the EPG information identifies a plurality of EPG-indicated media content events that are scheduled for current or
for future presentation,

a processor system, wherein the processor system is configured to:
generate an EPG based on the EPG information, wherein the EPG is presentable on a display to the user, wherein the user has
navigated to one of the EPG-indicated media content events identified in the EPG;

generate a media content event recommendation banner that is concurrently presentable with the presented EPG, wherein the
media content event recommendation banner comprises:

at least one identifier of a recommended media content event selected from the recommended media content information, wherein
the recommended media content event is not one of the plurality of EPG-indicated media content events, and wherein a characteristic
of a theme of the recommended media content event is related to a theme of the navigated-to EPG-indicated media content event
identified in the EPG; and

at least one personalized user incentive that is configured to be selected by the user, wherein the incentive indicates a
cost of content to the user that provides immediate access to the recommended media content event,

where in response to selection of the at least one personalized user incentive by the user, the content becomes accessible
to the media device.

US Pat. No. 9,356,154

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate;
a first insulating film over the substrate;
an oxide semiconductor film over the first insulating film;
a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film;
a gate electrode which is over the gate insulating film and overlaps with the oxide semiconductor film;
a second insulating film over the gate electrode; and
a source electrode and a drain electrode which are electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film via the second insulating
film,

wherein the first insulating film contains silicon and oxygen; and
wherein the oxide semiconductor film which overlaps with at least the gate electrode includes a region in which a concentration
of silicon distributed from an interface between the oxide semiconductor film and the first insulating film toward the oxide
semiconductor film is lower than or equal to 1.1 at. %.

US Pat. No. 9,355,314

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS AND LOGIN METHOD THEREOF

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A login method for a head-mounted display apparatus in which two lenses are disposed in front of two eyes, the method comprising:
capturing a first eye image of the eyes by an image capturing device;
determining whether the first eye image passes an iris recognition test;
turning off a first auxiliary light source and turning on a second auxiliary light source when the first eye image does not
pass the iris recognition test, wherein the second auxiliary light source is different from the first auxiliary light source;

controlling a pico-projector to project a locus image on the lenses if the first eye image passes the iris recognition test;
capturing a plurality of second eye images of the eyes moving according to the locus image by the image capturing device;
generating a pupil locus based on the plurality of second eye images;
determining whether the pupil locus is compliant with the locus image; and
allowing a login request if the pupil locus is compliant with the locus image.

US Pat. No. 9,354,396

LARGE BANDWIDTH MULTI-MODE INTERFERENCE DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLL...

1. A multi-mode interference device comprising:
a body having an optical axis and configured to generate a stationary optical interference pattern from an incoming optical
wave;

said body comprising a plurality of optical waveguide ribs being parallel to the optical axis and being spaced apart to define
a pitch for causing an optical coupling between said plurality of optical waveguide ribs;

a first optical waveguide rib from said plurality thereof extending beyond other optical waveguide ribs from said plurality
thereof to define an optical input;

at least one optical waveguide rib from said plurality thereof extending beyond other optical waveguide ribs from said plurality
thereof to define an optical output.

US Pat. No. 9,357,593

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:
a substrate including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode;
a first group including a plurality of blue light-emitting diode elements that are electrically connected to the first electrode
and the second electrode;

a second group including a plurality of blue light-emitting diode elements that are electrically connected to the second electrode
and the third electrode;

a fluorescent layer directly covering or being arranged above the first group of blue light-emitting diode elements to receive
light from the first group of blue light-emitting diode elements; and

a phosphorescent layer with an afterglow characteristic, directly covering or being arranged above the second group of blue
light-emitting diode elements to receive light from the second group of blue light-emitting diode elements,

wherein the first group of blue light-emitting diode elements is configured to start to be driven at a first level of voltage,
and the second group of blue light-emitting diode elements is configured to start to be driven at a second level of voltage
that is higher than the first level of voltage, and to be lighted together with the first group of blue light-emitting diode
elements while the voltage is applied to the light-emitting device,

wherein the fluorescent layer is configured to emit light that is different in color from light that is configured to be emitted
from the phosphorescent layer, and

wherein the first group of blue light-emitting diode elements are directly covered by the fluorescent layer, and the second
group of blue light-emitting diode elements are directly covered by the phosphorescent layer, and

the light-emitting device further comprising a control circuit that is electrically connected to a switching circuit to switch
to apply voltage to the plurality of blue light-emitting diode elements of the first group during an AC voltage supply from
an AC power source being low and to switch to apply voltage to the blue light-emitting diode elements of the first group and
the blue light-emitting diode elements of the second group during the AC voltage supply from the AC power source being high
around the AC voltage supply peak.

US Pat. No. 9,356,094

METHOD FOR MAKING A SEMI-CONDUCTING SUBSTRATE LOCATED ON AN INSULATION LAYER

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a silicon-germanium layer on at least a portion of a silicon wafer;
transforming portions of the silicon-germanium layer into porous silicon pads;
growing a single-crystal silicon layer on the silicon-germanium layer and on the porous silicon pads; and
removing portions of the silicon-germanium layer that were not transformed into porous silicon pads, wherein removing portions
of the silicon-germanium layer that were not transformed into porous silicon pads includes forming an empty spacing under
the single-crystal silicon layer and between the porous silicon pads, such that the single-crystal silicon layer hangs on
the porous silicon pads.

US Pat. No. 9,354,919

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LOADING ANDROID VIRTUAL MACHINE APPLICATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method comprising:
loading a layer-booting object that is a Linux Kernel layer object;
loading a management object of a virtual machine by the loaded layer-booting object;
reading a configuration of the virtual machine by the loaded management object of the virtual machine;
invoking a creation function of the loaded management object of the virtual machine by the read configuration and thereby
creating a zygote process; and

creating an operational instance of the virtual machine based on Android Runtime layer by the zygote process.

US Pat. No. 9,354,359

PRECURSOR SOL OF ALUMINUM OXIDE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL MEMBER, OPTICAL MEMBER, AND OPTICAL SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A precursor sol of aluminum oxide including particles containing a hydrolysate or a condensate of an aluminum compound,
a solvent, and an organo aluminum compound represented by general formula (1), wherein when a pulsed-NMR T2 relaxation curve of nuclide 1H of the precursor sol of aluminum oxide includes two components with different T2 relaxation times and the component with the longer T2 relaxation time has an abundance level of CL (%) and the component with the shorter T2 relaxation time has an abundance level of CS (%), a relative proportion RCS (%) of CS determined by equation (1) is in a range of 23.5% to 50.0%, both inclusive:
where R1 and R2 denote an alkyl, perfluoroalkyl, or allyl group of one to six carbon atoms, R3 denotes a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an alkyl, perfluoroalkyl, allyl, or aryl group of one to six carbon atoms, and
n denotes an integer of 1 to 3, both inclusive

US Pat. No. 9,357,331

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR A SECURE MOBILE CLOUD FRAMEWORK FOR MOBILE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A mobile device configured to be a member of a mobile and ad hoc network comprising:
a wireless communication interface;
a data storage device configured to store:
one or more software components;
one or more duplicated software components; and
one or more extended semi-shadow images, wherein the one or more extended shadow images may be configured to link one or more
common software components through a virtual trust and provisioning domain, wherein the one or more extended semi-shadow images
each comprise a virtual machine that mirrors a different mobile processing device, and wherein the one or more extended semi-shadow
images each comprise a secure storage (SS), and wherein the data storage device is configured to process data arriving at
the one or more extended semi-shadow images by:

classifying data as critical data or normal data;
sending the normal data to public cloud storage through a masking procedure; and
encrypting the critical data for storage in the secure storage of the one or more extended semi-shadow images; and
a mobile processing device configured to:
execute the one or more software components locally;
migrate execution of the one or more software components on a cloud-based computing server;
execute the one or more duplicated software components on a cloud-based computing server; and
provide sensing data.

US Pat. No. 9,356,522

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING LED LAMP AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD, AND PRIMARY-SIDE CONTROL CIRCUIT OF FLYBACK TRANSFORMER

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A power circuit for driving an LED lamp, comprising:
a rectification circuit that outputs a rectified voltage;
a boost inductor that outputs a boost current corresponding to the rectified voltage;
a flyback transformer that outputs an output current corresponding to an input current of a primary side from a secondary
side;

a switching circuit that is switched by a pulse type signal to control a of the input current of the primary side of the flyback
transformer;

a valley fill circuit that provides the input current to the primary side of the flyback transformer by energy accumulated
in the valley fill circuit when a boost switching circuit forms a path for increasing the boost current and accumulates the
energy in the valley fill circuit by using the boost current when the boost switching circuit forms a path for accumulating
the energy in the valley fill; and

the boost switching circuit that includes a first diode and a second diode connected with the boost inductor, provides the
path for increasing the boost current through the second diode to the boost inductor in correspondence with turn-on of the
switching circuit and provides the path for accumulating the energy in the valley fill circuit through the first diode, a
first capacitor of the valley fill circuit, and a second capacitor of the valley fill circuit in correspondence with turn-off
of the switching circuit,

wherein the first diode is turned off when the valley fill circuit accumulates the energy higher than a peak voltage of the
rectified voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,355,905

METHODS AND STRUCTURE FOR CARRIER-LESS THIN WAFER HANDLING

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of forming a microelectronic assembly, comprising: removing material exposed at portions of a surface of a substrate
to form a processed substrate having a plurality of thinned portions separated by integral supporting portions of the processed
substrate, the supporting portions having a thickness greater than a thickness of the thinned portions, the thinned portions
including electrically conductive interconnects extending in a direction of the thickness of the thinned portions and exposed
at the surface; forming a dielectric layer on the thinned portions; forming openings extending through the dielectric layer,
the interconnects being exposed within the openings; depositing an electrically conductive material within the openings; and
removing material of the processed substrate thereby planarizing a surface of the dielectric layer relative to at least one
of the supporting portions or material of the processed substrate overlying the supporting portions.

US Pat. No. 9,355,374

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING FINGERPRINTS OF ENCRYPTION DEVICES

Bluefin Payment Systems L...

1. A computer system for creating a fingerprint for a device, the computer system comprising the device operatively connected
to a device management system, the device management system comprising at least one processor operatively coupled to at least
one database, the at least one processor configured for:
receiving a first payload from the device, the first payload comprising data in a particular format, a device indicator comprising
a unique identifier used for identifying the device, and an indication of a version of firmware running on the device;

creating the fingerprint for the device, the fingerprint comprising a section format for each of one or more distinct sections
of the particular format in a particular order and the indication of the version of the firmware running on the device;

storing a record of the fingerprint for the device and the unique identifier at the at least one database;
parsing the particular format of the first payload into the one or more distinct sections of the particular format;
determining the section format of each of the one or more distinct sections;
creating a record of the section format of each of the one or more distinct sections in the particular order; and
comparing a format of each subsequent payload received from the device to the fingerprint for the device to determine whether
the device has been compromised.

US Pat. No. 9,357,613

DISPLAY AND LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT FOR A FITTING ROOM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A display and lighting arrangement comprising a display unit, a sensor system, a control unit and a lighting system, wherein:
the sensor system is configured to sense a person in a predetermined area and to generate a corresponding sensor system signal;
the lighting system comprises a first light source configured to provide front face light to the person and a second light
source configured to provide top light to the person in the predetermined area;

the control unit is configured to derive at least one person feature from the sensor system signal and to control, based on
the person feature, the light of the first light source and the light of the second light source, wherein the person feature
includes a skin tone of the person and wherein the control unit is configured to control the lighting system based on the
derived skin tone such that a proportion of at least one of red light or yellow light in at least one of said front face light
or said top light is an increasing function of lightness of said derived skin tone; and

the display unit is configured to display an image of the person located in the predetermined area to the person in the predetermined
area.

US Pat. No. 9,357,463

TECHNIQUES AND SYSTEMS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment, comprising:
receiver circuitry to:
receive a system frame number from an eNB, and
receive extension data from the eNB in a master information block, the extension data to include a multiplier factor and a
system frame number configuration information element to indicate that the user equipment is to determine an augmented system
frame number to be used for paging purposes;

paging circuitry to:
multiply the system frame number and the multiplier factor to determine the augmented system frame number;
determine a paging frame number based on the extension data; and
monitor for paging occasions when the augmented system frame number is equal to the paging frame number; and
transmitter circuitry to transmit an indicator representative of a proposed multiplier factor to the eNB,
wherein the extension data is determined based on the indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,356,531

LOAD CONTROL DEVICE FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY LOADS

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

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

a first current path electrically coupled between the first main terminal of the thyristor and the gate terminal of the thyristor
to conduct current through the gate terminal of the thyristor;

a control circuit configured to control the first current path to conduct a pulse of current through the gate terminal of
the thyristor to render the thyristor conductive at a firing time during a present half-cycle of the AC power source, the
control circuit being configured to control the first current path to allow the first current path to conduct at least one
other pulse of current through the gate terminal of the thyristor again after the firing time until a transition time before
the end of the present half-cycle; and

a second current path electrically coupled between the first and second terminals of the thyristor to conduct current through
the electrical load between the transition time and the end of the present half-cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,355,807

TOUCH-SENSING LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORAT...

1. A touch-sensing liquid crystal panel, comprising:
a color filter substrate, comprising:
a first glass substrate having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is opposite to the second surface;
a sensing matrix disposed on the first surface of the first glass substrate, wherein the sensing matrix is formed from indium
tin oxide (ITO), and the sensing matrix has a sheet resistance smaller than or equal to 30 ohm/square;

a plurality of color filters disposed on the second surface of the first glass substrate; and
a common electrode layer disposed on the color filters;
a transistor substrate, comprising:
a second glass substrate treated by a slimming process and having a thickness smaller than 0.2 mm; and
a pixel layer disposed on the second glass substrate, wherein the pixel layer comprises a plurality of pixel units, and each
of the pixel units comprises a switching transistor and a pixel electrode; and

a liquid crystal layer disposed between the color filter substrate and the transistor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,354,132

JOINTLESS PRESSURE SENSOR PORT

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a pressure sensor port, including:
a channel located along an axis;
at least one channel region formed as part of the channel;
an aperture having a first area, the at least one channel region in fluid communication with the aperture; and
a diaphragm being substantially perpendicular to the axis of the channel, the diaphragm having a second area which is larger
than the first area;

a body portion;
a flange portion integrally formed with the body portion; and
a cylindrical portion integrally formed with and extending away from the flange portion, the channel at least partially extending
into the body portion, the flange portion, and the cylindrical portion;

wherein the pressure sensor port is jointless and seamless, and the body portion, the flange portion, and the cylindrical
portion are jointless and seamless.

US Pat. No. 9,353,150

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZINO[1?,2?:1 ,5]PYRROLO[2,3-B]-INDOLE-1,4-DIONES FOR CANCER TREATMENT

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A compound having the structure of formula I-a:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
is a single bond or a double bond, as valency permits;
R1 is R, —C(O)R, —C(O)N(R)2—S(O)R, —S(O)2R, —S(O)2OR, —C(R)2OR, or —S(O)2N(R)2;

each R is independently hydrogen or a group selected from C1-20 aliphatic, C1-20 heteroalkyl, phenyl, a 3-7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, an 8-14 membered bicyclic or polycyclic
saturated, partially unsaturated or aryl ring, a 5-6 membered mono cyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently
selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 3-7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1-3
heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 7-14 membered bicyclic or polycyclic saturated or partially
unsaturated heterocyclic ring having 1-5 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or an 8-14 membered
bicyclic or polycyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-5 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; or:

two R groups are optionally taken together with their intervening atoms to form a 3-14 membered, saturated, partially unsaturated,
or aryl ring having, in addition to the intervening atoms, 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or
sulfur;

R2 is hydrogen, —[C(R)2]q—OR, —[C(R)2]q—N(R)2, —[C(R)2]q—SR, —[C(R)2]q—OSi(R)3, —[C(R)2]q—OC(O)R, —[C(R)2]q—OC(O)OR, —[C(R)2]q—OC(O)N(R)2, —[C(R)2]q—OC(O)N(R)—SO2R or —[C(R)2]q—OP(OR)2;

each q is independently 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
R3 is —SO2R or —COCF3;

R4 is absent when is a double bond or is R or halogen;

R5 is absent when is a double bond or is hydrogen or a C1-6 aliphatic group;

each of R6 and R6? is independently R, halogen, —CN, —NO2, —OR, —SR, —N(R)2, —S(O)2R, —S(O)2N(R)2, —S(O)R, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)N(R)2, —C(O)N(R)—OR, —N(R)C(O)OR, —N(R)C(O)N(R)2, —N(R)S(O)2R, or —OSi(R)3; or

R6 and R6? are taken together to form ?O, ?C(R)2 or ?NR;

n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
each R7 is independently R, halogen, —CN, —NO2, —OR, —OSi(R)3, —SR, —N(R)2, —S(O)2R, —S(O)2OR, —S(O)2N(R)2, —S(O)R, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)N(R)2, —C(O)N(R)—OR, —N(R)C(O)OR, —N(R)C(O)N(R)2, —N(R)S(O)2R, —P(R)2, —P(OR)2, —P(O)(R)2, —P(O)(OR)2, —P(O)[N(R)2]2—B(R)2, —B(OR)2, or —Si(R)3;

R8 is —(S)m—Rx wherein m is 1, 2, or 3, and Rx is R, —SR, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)N(R)2, —C(S)R, —S(O)R, —S(O)2R, or —S(O)2N(R)2; and

R9 is —(S)p—Ry wherein p is 1, 2, or 3, such that the sum of m and p is 2, 3, or 4, and Ry is R, —SR, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)N(R)2, —C(S)R, —S(O)R, —S(O)2R, or —S(O)2N(R)2; or

R8 and R9 are taken together to form —S—, —(S)m—[C(R)2]q—(S)p—, —(S)m—(S)p—, —(S)m—C(O)—(S)p—, —(S)m—C(S)—(S)p—, —(S)m—S(O)—(S)p—, or —(S)m—S(O)2—(S)p—.