US Pat. No. 9,366,125

CARBONATE BASED SLURRY FRACTURING USING SOLID ACID FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of using a slurry fracturing fluid for hydraulic fracturing in an unconventional reservoir, wherein the unconventional
reservoir is selected from the group consisting of tight sands, shale gas, shale oil, coalbed methane, tight carbonate, and
gas hydrate; the method comprising the steps of:
injecting the slurry fracturing fluid into the unconventional reservoir,
wherein the slurry fracturing fluid comprises a particulate portion and a water portion, the water portion operable to adjust
a viscosity of the slurry fracturing fluid, such that the slurry fracturing fluid is capable of being pumped into the unconventional
reservoir and the slurry fracturing fluid is capable of fracturing the unconventional reservoir,

wherein the particulate portion comprises:
a calcium carbonate component;
a cement component;
a sand component;
a bentonite component; and
a solid acid component;
wherein injecting the slurry fracturing fluid is operable to generate a network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir
and is operable to fill the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir;

reducing a reservoir temperature from a first reservoir temperature to a reduced temperature by injecting the slurry fracturing
fluid into the unconventional reservoir;

permitting the slurry fracturing fluid to cure into a permeable bed in the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir,
wherein the permeable bed is a solid porous carbonaceous bed filling the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir;

allowing the reduced reservoir temperature to return to the first reservoir temperature, wherein the first reservoir temperature
is operable to trigger hydrolysis of the solid acid component with a water source, where the reduced reservoir temperature
increases toward the first reservoir temperature while the slurry fracturing fluid cures into the permeable bed in the network
of fractures, filling the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir;

hydrolyzing the solid acid component with the water source at about the first reservoir temperature, wherein the hydrolysis
of the solid acid component is operable to produce a liquid acid; and

stimulating the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir with the liquid acid, such that the liquid acid etches
the permeable bed creating small vugs in the permeable bed, and the liquid acid etches the unconventional reservoir thereby
increasing permeability of the permeable bed by about at least 2 times relative to an initially cured solid porous carbonaceous
bed in the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir.

US Pat. No. 9,365,173

DEVICE FOR STABILIZING A SUPPLY VOLTAGE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Auto Kabel Managementgese...

1. Device for stabilizing a supply voltage in a motor vehicle, having:
a function component of the motor vehicle, in particular in the form of a starter; and
a voltage source, which is connected to the function component in order to supply the function component with the supply voltage,
wherein the voltage source is connected to the function component via a resistor cascade in order to stabilize the supply
voltage,

wherein the resistor cascade is switchable and has at least two cascade branches connected in parallel, wherein each cascade
branch has a switch connected in series with a resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,365,834

GLUCOSE OXIDASE VARIANTS

1. A polypeptide having improved thermal stability and at the same time improved glucose oxidase activity as compared to wild-type
glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger (SEQ ID NO: 1), wherein said polypeptide comprises variations at positions corresponding to the amino acid residues T30 and
I94 in the wild-type glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger (SEQ ID NO: 1), and at least one or more further variations at positions corresponding to amino acid residues A162, M556,
R537, R37, and V106, and wherein the amino acid sequence of said polypeptide has at least 80% sequence identity to the amino
acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 9,365,844

PERFORMANCE-ENHANCED PROTEASE VARIANT

1. A protein comprising a protease that is at least 91.5% identical to the amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO. 1 over
its entire length, and exhibits the amino acid substitution I21V in the count in accordance with SEQ ID NO. 1.

US Pat. No. 9,365,552

PYRIDINE AND PYRAZINE DERIVATIVE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CF

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method for promoting mucus clearance in a subject with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) or Cystic Fibrosis
(CF), comprising:
administering at least one compound of Formula I

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
A is N or CR4a;

R1 is H; C1-C8 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; C2-C8 alkenyl; C2-C8 alkynyl; C3-C10 cycloalkyl; C5-C10 cycloalkenyl; —C1-C4 alkyl-C3-C8 cycloalkyl; C1-C8 alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; halogen; SO2NR8R9; SO2R10; S—C1-C8alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; S—C6-C14 aryl; CN; NR11R12; C(O)NR13R14; NR13SO2R15; NR13C(O)R15; CO2R15; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl; or —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group, wherein the heterocyclic group contains at least one heteroatom selected from
N, O and S; wherein the cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, aryl and heterocyclyl groups are each optionally substituted by one or more
Z substituents;

R2 is C1-C4 haloalkyl;

R3 and R4a are each independently H or C1-C8 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms;

R4 is H, or C1-C8 alkyl optional substituted with one or more halogen;

R5 is —(CH2)m—NR17R18, —(CH2)m—OR?; C1-C8 alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-CO2R15; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl or -3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group, wherein the heterocyclic group contains at least one heteroatom selected from
N, O and S; wherein the —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl and —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group are each optionally substituted by one or more Z substituents;

R6 is C1-C8 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; C3-C10 cycloalkyl; —C1-C4 alkyl-C3-C8 cycloalkyl; C1-C8 alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; OH; CN; halogen; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl; or —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group, wherein the heterocyclic group contains at least one heteroatom selected from
N, O and S; wherein the cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl and —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group are each optionally substituted by one or more Z substituents; or

R6 is H, and R5 is —(CH2)m—NR17R18, —(CH2)m—OR, C1-C8 alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group, wherein the heterocyclic group contains at least one heteroatom selected from
N, O and S; or —(C0-C4 alkyl)-CO2R15, wherein —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl and —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group groups are each optionally substituted by one or more Z substituents; or

R4 and R6 together with the carbon atoms to which they are bound form a 3 to 8 membered carbocyclic ring system; or

R4 and R5 together form an oxo group (C?O) and R6 is C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; C1-C4 alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl; or —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group, wherein the heterocyclic group contains at least one heteroatom selected from
N, O and S, wherein the aryl and heterocyclyl groups are each optionally substituted by one or more Z substituents; or

R5 and R6 together with the carbon atoms to which they are bound a 5 to 8 membered heterocyclic ring system containing one or more heteroatoms
selected from N, O and S, wherein the ring system is optionally substituted by one or more Z substituents; or

R4 and R5 and R6 together with the carbon atoms to which they are bound form a 5 to 8 membered heterocyclic ring system containing one or more
heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the ring system is optionally substituted by one or more Z substituents;

R? is H, or C1-C0 alkyl optional substituted with one or more halogen;

m is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
R8, R11, R13 and R17 are each independently H, C1-C8 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms, C3-C10 cycloalkyl or —(C1-C4 alkyl)-C3-C8 cycloalkyl;

R9, R10, R12, R14, R15, R16 and R18 are each independently H; C1-C8 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; C2-C8 alkenyl; C2-C8 alkynyl; C3-C10 cycloalkyl; C5-C10 cycloalkenyl; —C1-C4 alkyl-C3-C8 cycloalkyl; —(C0-C4 alkyl)-C6-C14 aryl; or —(C0-C4 alkyl)-3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group, wherein the heterocyclic group contains at least one heteroatom selected from
N, O and S, wherein the cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, aryl and heterocyclyl groups are each optionally substituted by one or more
Z substituents; or

R8 and R9, R11 and R12, R13 and R14, and R17 and R18 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached may form a 4 to 14 membered heterocyclic group optionally substituted
by one or more Z substituents;

Z is independently OH, aryl, O-aryl, benzyl, O-benzyl, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more OH groups or NH2 groups, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms, C1-C6 alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more OH groups or C1-C4 alkoxy, (SO2)NR19R21, (SO2)R21, C(O)NR19R21, NR19R21, C(O)OR19, C(O)R19, SR19, OR19, oxo, CN, NO2, halogen or a 3 to 14 membered heterocyclic group, wherein the heterocyclic group contains at least one heteroatom selected
from N, O and S;

R19 and R21 are each independently H; C1-C8 alkyl; C3-C8 cycloalkyl; C1-C4 alkoxy-C1-C4 alkyl; (C0-C4 alkyl)-aryl optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy and halogen; (C0-C4 alkyl)-3- to 14-membered heterocyclic group, the heterocyclic group including one or more heteroatoms selected from N, O and
S, optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from halogen, oxo, C1-C6 alkyl and C(O)C1-C6 alkyl; (C0-C4 alkyl)-O-aryl optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy and halogen; and (C0-C4 alkyl)-O-3- to 14-membered heterocyclic group, the heterocyclic group including one or more heteroatoms selected from N, O
and S, optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from halogen, C1-C6 alkyl or C(O)C1-C6 alkyl; wherein the alkyl groups are optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms, C1-C4 alkoxy, C(O)NH2, C(O)NHC1-C6 alkyl or C(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2; or

R19 and R21 together with the nitrogen atom to which they attached form a 5- to 10-membered heterocyclic group, the heterocyclic group
including one or more further heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, the heterocyclic group being optionally substituted by
one or more substituents selected from OH; halogen; aryl; 5- to 10-membered heterocyclic group including one or more heteroatoms
selected from N, O and S; S(O)2-aryl; S(O)2—C1-C6 alkyl; C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halogen atoms; C1-C6 alkoxy optionally substituted by one or more OH groups or C1-C4 alkoxy; and C(O)OC1-C6 alkyl, wherein the aryl and heterocyclic substituent groups are themselves optionally substituted by C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl or C1-C6 alkoxy to a subject in need of such treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,365,065

PRINTING PROCESS AND PRINTING AUXILIARY AGENT USED THEREIN

SHANGHAI EAST STAR ENVIRO...

1. A printing process, comprising steps of plate mounting, inking, substrate transport and imprinting, characterized in that
before print impression points of any selected printing station, a printing auxiliary agent is applied alone on a substrate
to be imprinted, wherein the printing auxiliary agent is:
an organic compound that is liquid under normal conditions,
a homogeneous mixture of various organic compounds that is liquid under normal conditions, or
a homogeneous mixture of water and single or various organic compounds that is liquid under normal conditions.
US Pat. No. 9,364,435

LIPID FORMULATIONS FOR NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY

PROTIVA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A nucleic acid-lipid particle comprising:
(a) a nucleic acid;
(b) a cationic lipid comprising from 50 mol % to 85 mol % of the total lipid present in the particle;
(c) a non-cationic lipid comprising from 13 mol % to 49.5 mol % of the total lipid present in the particle; and
(d) a conjugated lipid that inhibits aggregation of particles comprising from 0.5 mol % to 2 mol % of the total lipid present
in the particle.

US Pat. No. 9,368,435

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An electronic component, comprising:
a dielectric layer;
a semiconductor device embedded in the dielectric layer, wherein the semiconductor device comprises a first surface comprising
a first contact pad and a second surface comprising a second contact pad;

an electrically conductive substrate; and
a redistribution layer comprising a first surface, a second surface providing at least one outer contact and a first electrically
conductive member,

wherein the second contact pad is mounted on the electrically conductive substrate and the first electrically conductive member
comprises at least one stud bump and extends between the electrically conductive substrate and the first surface of the redistribution
layer,

wherein the electronic component further comprises at least one second electrically conductive member comprising a stud bump,
the second electrically conductive member extending between the first contact pad and the first surface of the redistribution
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,367,130

TERMINAL SYSTEM AND FLEXIBLE TERMINAL

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A terminal system comprising a first terminal and a second terminal that are configured to be coupled to each other through
a local area wireless communication network,
wherein the second terminal senses an amount of transformation of the second terminal and displays different information according
to the amount of transformation of the second terminal,

wherein, when the second terminal is transformed by at least a reference amount, the second terminal is coupled to the first
terminal through the local area wireless communication network and displays information received from the first terminal,
and

wherein, when the amount of transformation of the second terminal is less than the reference amount, a local area wireless
communication function between the second terminal and the first terminal is discontinued.

US Pat. No. 9,366,487

HEAT EXCHANGER HAVING ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Valeo Systemes Thermiques...

14. A collecting plate for a heat exchanger as claimed in claim 1.

US Pat. No. 9,364,733

TOSS GAME AND METHODS THEREOF

1. A toss game comprising:
a toss object;
a vertical support having an exterior surface, a first side, a second side, a third side, a fourth side, a top portion, and
a bottom portion, the bottom portion adapted to support the vertical support in a vertical position;

a first receptacle disposed on the exterior surface of the vertical support, the receptacle having a cup shape, the receptacle
comprising:

an exterior wall defining a collection base for accepting the toss object, wherein no portion of the collection base overlaps
a vertical plane formed by the exterior surface the vertical support; and

an aperture for receiving the toss object thereby allowing the toss object to come to rest within the collection base, wherein
no portion of the aperture overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface of the vertical support;

a second receptacle disposed on the exterior surface of the vertical support, the second receptacle having a cup shape, the
second receptacle comprising:

a second exterior wall defining a second collection base for accepting the toss object, wherein no portion of the second collection
base overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface the vertical support; and

a second aperture for receiving the toss object, thereby allowing the toss object to come to rest within the second collection
base, wherein no portion of the second aperture overlaps vertical plane formed by the exterior surface of the vertical support;

a third receptacle disposed on the exterior surface of the vertical support, the third receptacle having a cup shape, the
third receptacle comprising:

a third exterior wall defining a third collection base for accepting the toss object, wherein no portion of the third collection
base overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface the vertical support; and

a third aperture for receiving the toss object thereby allowing the toss object to come to rest within the third collection
base, wherein no portion of the third aperture overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface of the vertical
support;

a fourth receptacle disposed on the exterior surface of the vertical support, the fourth receptacle having a cup shape, the
fourth receptacle comprising:

a fourth exterior wall defining a fourth collection base for accepting the toss object, wherein no portion of the fourth collection
base overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface the vertical support; and

a fourth aperture for receiving the toss object, thereby allowing the toss object to come to rest within the fourth collection
base, wherein no portion of the fourth aperture overlaps vertical plane formed by the exterior surface of the vertical support;

a fifth receptacle disposed on the exterior surface of the vertical support, the fifth receptacle having a cup shape, the
fifth receptacle comprising:

a fifth exterior wall defining a fifth collection base for accepting the toss object, wherein no portion of the fifth collection
base overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface the vertical support; and

a fifth aperture for receiving the toss object thereby allowing the toss object to come to rest within the fifth collection
base, wherein no portion of the fifth aperture overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface of the vertical
support;

a sixth receptacle disposed on the exterior surface of the vertical support, the sixth receptacle having a cup shape, the
sixth receptacle comprising:

a sixth exterior wall defining a sixth collection base for accepting the toss object, wherein no portion of the sixth collection
base overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface the vertical support; and

a sixth aperture for receiving the toss object, thereby allowing the toss object to come to rest within the sixth collection
base, wherein no portion of the sixth aperture overlaps vertical plane formed by the exterior surface of the vertical support;
and

a seventh receptacle disposed on the top portion of the vertical support, the seventh receptacle having a cup shape, the seventh
receptacle comprising:

a seventh exterior wall defining a seventh collection base for accepting the toss object, wherein no portion of the seventh
collection base overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface the vertical support; and

a seventh aperture for receiving the toss object thereby allowing the toss object to come to rest within the seventh collection
base, wherein no portion of the seventh aperture overlaps the vertical plane formed by the exterior surface of the vertical
support;

wherein the first receptacle is disposed on the first side of the vertical support and the second receptacle is disposed on
the second side of the vertical support, and the first side and the second side are directly opposite each other;

wherein the third receptacle is disposed on the third side of the vertical support at a different height from the first and
second receptacles and the fourth receptacle is disposed on the fourth side of the vertical support at a different height
from the first and second receptacles, and the third side and the fourth side are directly opposite each other;

wherein the fifth receptacle is disposed on the first side of the vertical support at a different height than the first, second,
third, and fourth receptacles and the sixth receptacle is disposed on the second side of the vertical support at a different
height than the first, second, third, and fourth receptacles;

wherein the toss game is configured whereby a player may be facing at least three receptacles when the player is facing any
side of the vertical support and players may play the game in a circular pattern surrounding the vertical support;

wherein the height of the vertical support is between 50? and 72?;
wherein the first and second receptacles are the same size, wherein the third and fourth receptacles are a different size
from the first and second receptacles, wherein the fifth and six receptacles are a different size from the first, second,
third, and fourth receptacles, and wherein the seventh receptacle is a different size from the first, second, third, fourth,
fifth, and sixth receptacles;

wherein the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth receptacles are angled away from the vertical support;
wherein the seventh receptacle is pointed upwardly on the top surface of the vertical support; and
wherein the toss game comprises a collapsible stand, thereby enabling the toss game to be portable.

US Pat. No. 9,366,210

FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM HAVING A FUEL-CARRYING COMPONENT, A FUEL INJECTOR AND A CONNECTING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A connecting device for a fuel injection system for connecting a fuel injection valve to a fuel-carrying component, comprising:
at least one wire-shaped connecting element which is able to be fastened to the fuel-carrying component and is able to be
fastened to the fuel injection valve, wherein:

the wire-shaped connecting element is at least essentially in the form of a closed loop,
the wire-shaped connecting element is able to be guided about a shoulder of the fuel-carrying component, and
the wire-shaped connecting element is able to be guided about a shoulder of the fuel injection valve.

US Pat. No. 9,369,927

USER EQUIPMENT WITH SELECTIVE NEIGHBOR CELL DETECTION DURING HANDOVER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:
at a user equipment device (UE) comprising a first radio, wherein the first radio is configurable to operate according to
a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT:

performing, using the first radio, a handover from a first base station to a second base station of the first RAT, wherein
the handover is performed during a first handover period;

during the first handover period, performing, using the first radio, a page decode for the second RAT, wherein during the
first handover period the UE does not perform a neighbor cell synchronization for the second RAT;

after the first handover period, performing, using the first radio, neighbor cell synchronization of the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 9,366,344

VALVE DEVICE FOR A COMBUSTION ENGINE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A valve device for a combustion engine, comprising a housing with at least two fluid connections a hollow valve element,
being rotatably supported in the housing between at least two rotational positions, said valve element comprising at least
two openings, which dependent on the rotational position of the valve element can be connected with the fluid connections
of the housing, and a drive for rotating the valve element,
characterized in that the valve element is connected torque proof with a shaft, which shaft is rotatably supported at two
opposing bearings of the housing, wherein the shaft is at least at one end rotatably supported in a bearing bush extending
at least about half way around the shaft, which bearing bush is received at one of the bearings torque proof against a rotation
about a shaft axis, wherein an inner surface of the bearing bush is formed spherically.

US Pat. No. 9,367,460

IMPLICIT I/O SEND ON CACHE OPERATIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer system for implicit input-output send on cache operations of a central processing unit, the computer system
comprising:
one or more processors, one or more computer-readable memories, one or more computer-readable tangible storage devices and
program instructions which are stored on at least one of the one or more storage devices for execution by at least one of
the one or more processors via at least one of the one or more memories, the program instructions comprising:

program instructions to store, by an aggregation queue of a central processing unit, input-output data of the central processing
unit, wherein the aggregation queue transmits the input-output data to an input-output adaptor, and wherein the input-output
data is transmitted in parallel with operations of the central processing unit;

program instructions to interpret, by a memory management unit of the central processing unit, address space descriptors for
implicit input-output transmittal of the input-output data of the aggregation queue;

program instructions to transmit, by a cache traffic monitor of the central processing unit, the input-output data in an implicit
input-output transmittal range between the cache traffic monitor and the aggregation queue, wherein the cache traffic monitor
transmits cache protocol of the central processing unit to the memory management unit; and

program instructions to synchronize, by the cache traffic monitor, implicit input-output transmittal of input-output data
to initiate implicit input-output operations of the central processing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,366,193

ADJUSTING MOTOR POWER

1. A method of powering a motor comprising:
receiving power at a motor controller;
using the motor controller to adjust a voltage of the received power;
powering components of a motor using the power having the adjusted voltage; and
adjusting a component of a gas turbine engine using the motor, wherein the motor controller is configured to selectively receive
power from a first power supply or a second power supply, wherein the power provided by first power supply has a first bus
voltage and the power provided by the second power supply has a second bus voltage different than the first bus voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,368,700

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. An optoelectronic component comprising:
a substrate;
a semiconductor chip arranged on the substrate;
a wettable attractor element arranged on the substrate;
a medium comprising pigments, the medium at least regionally covering an exposed region of the substrate that is not covered
by the semiconductor chip and the attractor element and at least partly wetting the semiconductor chip and the attractor element;
and

a further semiconductor chip, wherein the attractor element is arranged between the semiconductor chip and the further semiconductor
chip; and

wherein the semiconductor chip and the further semiconductor chip each compromise a light-emitting surface, wherein the medium
at least partly wets side areas of the semiconductor chips, and wherein the light-emitting surfaces of the semiconductor chips
are not wetted by the medium.

US Pat. No. 9,367,811

CONTEXT AWARE LOCALIZATION, MAPPING, AND TRACKING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A machine-implemented method for performing a computer vision task, the method comprising:
inferring a context of a user or device, wherein the context comprises one or more of motion, activity, environment, or location,
or any combination thereof;

configuring a computer vision task according to the inferred context; and
performing the computer vision task, wherein the computer vision task comprises at least one of:
mapping of an environment of the device,
localizing of the device or an object within the environment of the device,
tracking of the device within the environment of the device, or
any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,365,649

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY CAPABLE OF BINDING INTEGRIN ALPHA 10 BETA 1

Xintela AB, Lund (SE)

1. A method for stimulating of the expression of collagen type II mRNA in a mammalian cell expressing integrin alpha10beta1,
the method comprising the steps of:
a) providing a mammalian cell expressing integrin alpha10beta1,
b) contacting the cell with a monoclonal antibody or a fragment thereof under conditions wherein said monoclonal antibody
or fragment thereof forms an antibody-antigen complex with an extracellular domain of integrin alpha10beta1 on said cell,
wherein said antibody or fragment thereof binds specifically to an extracellular I-domain of an integrin alpha10 chain, and

c) incubating said antibody-antigen complex, thereby stimulating the expression of collagen type II mRNA.

US Pat. No. 9,365,226

TRANSPORT DOLLY

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A transport apparatus, comprising:
a base frame;
an elevated handgrip assembly secured to and elevated from the base frame; and
a wheel lock assembly that locks a jack wheel into an engaged position for manual displacement of a drive unit using the elevated
handgrip assembly, the wheel lock assembly comprising:

a lever that extends over the base frame; and
a shaft assembly adjustably coupled to the lever and configured to couple to the jack wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,370,060

LIGHTING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An illumination apparatus comprising:
a plurality of DC power supply circuits; and
a plurality of series circuits connected in parallel to each of the DC power supply circuits,
wherein each of the series circuits includes one or more light sources and a switching unit configured to switch electrical
connection between the light sources and said each of the DC power supply circuits, and

wherein a difference in rated voltage between any two light sources connected to one of the plurality of DC power supply circuits
in common is smaller than a difference in rated voltage between any two light sources respectively connected to different
DC power supply circuits of the plurality of DC power supply circuits to thereby reduce electrical stress when switching units
of the series circuits switch the electrical connection between the light sources and said each of the DC power supply circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,369,962

REDUCING IDLE MODE POWER CONSUMPTION FOR MONITORING NEIGHBORING BASE STATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

20. In a wireless system that comprises a plurality of wireless communication devices configured to communicate with at least
one other wireless communication device, a power saving wireless device configured for reducing idle mode power consumption,
said power saving wireless device comprising:
a receiver module configured to receive wireless communication signals from one or more of the plurality of wireless communication
devices;

a processor module, in electronic communication with said receiver module and operating in an idle mode, wherein the power
saving wireless device is not communicating and yet continues monitoring wireless signals from one or more other wireless
communication devices, the processor module configured to determine a signal strength, while in the idle mode, for each received
wireless communication signal, said signal strength determination being based on comparison with a predetermined threshold;

the processor module being further configured to assign a frequency state for one or more of the plurality of wireless communication
devices based on each determined signal strength that corresponds to said one or more of the plurality of wireless communication
devices;

the processor module being further configured to adjust a frequency monitoring mode, while the processor module is in the
idle mode, of said power saving wireless device for each of the one or more of a plurality of wireless communication devices
in communication with wireless device, wherein a low frequency state is assigned to one or more of the plurality of wireless
communication devices when a first corresponding signal strength is determined to be below the predetermined threshold for
longer than a time threshold, wherein a high frequency state is assigned to one or more of the plurality of wireless communication
devices when a second corresponding signal strength is above the predetermined threshold; and

the processor module is configured to monitor received signal strengths of a minimum number of power monitors per paging cycle
when the frequency state is in a low-frequency monitoring mode and to monitor received signal strengths of more than the minimum
number of power monitors per paging cycle when the frequency state is in a high-frequency monitoring mode.

US Pat. No. 9,370,124

COOLING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

1. The item of electronic equipment comprising an electronic compartment formed from a housing and at least one board carrying
electronic components, the board being intended for assembly in a removable manner in the housing by a movement of translation
along a groove in order to reach an operating position, the assembly of the board being carried out through an insertion face
of the housing, further comprising a heat sink of elongate shape mounted on the board and disposed along the groove making
it possible to collect the heat emitted by the components and means of extraction of the heat collected by the heat sink,
the extraction means being located outside of the electronic compartment, either at the level of the insertion face or at
the level of a rear face opposite the insertion face.

US Pat. No. 9,369,912

COMMUNICATION PATH SWITCHING FOR MOBILE DEVICES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. User equipment (UE) comprising:
logic, at least a portion of which comprises circuitry, to:
exchange second communication path availability information between the UE and another UE, wherein the exchange is to send
and receive session initiation protocol (SIP) messages comprising the second communication path availability information over
a first communication path;

change a communication session by re-routing traffic flows to the second communication path based on the second communication
path availability information;

in response to changing the communication session, send to and receive from the other UE data corresponding to a first traffic
flow over the second communication path, wherein the first traffic flow comprises an existing traffic flow and wherein the
data of the existing traffic flow is switched from the first communication path to the second communication path;

in response to determining that the UE is outside a proximity services (ProSe) communication path range of the other UE, initiate
re-routing of traffic flows back to the first communication path.

US Pat. No. 9,369,625

SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING COMPLIANT FACIAL IMAGES FOR SELECTED IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

Kodak Alaris Inc., Roche...

1. A method of recording a photograph for use in a personal photo identification document such as a passport comprising:
using a digital image capture system, including a digital camera, a computer processor, and memory to store specifications
and requirements for a photo print in order to be compliant for use in a user selected photo ID such as a passport for a selected
country or jurisdiction;

using the digital image capture system to capture a facial image;
using facial image processing techniques to provide automatic detection of a face and facial feature points on the facial
image;

processing the facial image and generating a visual indication of compliance; and
when compliant, generating the photograph based on the compliant facial image,
wherein processing the facial image comprises automatic zoom, automatic in-plane rotation, automatic crop, and the analysis
of several attributes to determine the pose of the head, the countenance of the eyes and mouth, the illumination of the subject,
and the appearance of the background environment.

US Pat. No. 9,370,090

CIRCUIT CARD ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

General Electric Company,...

1. A circuit card assembly comprising:
a first printed circuit board;
at least one electronic component mounted on said first printed circuit board at a predetermined location;
a frame coupled to said first printed circuit board; and
a heat transfer assembly coupled to said frame, wherein said heat transfer assembly comprises:
a first plate extending over at least a portion of said first printed circuit board;
a heat pipe coupled to said first plate; and
a thermally conductive member positioned between said at least one electronic component and said heat pipe, wherein said thermally
conductive member is selectively mounted at predetermined locations along said first plate based on the predetermined location
of said at least one electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,364,919

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LASER DEPOSITION WELDING USING A POWDERY WELDING MATERIAL

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Z...

1. An apparatus for laser deposition welding using a powdery welding material which is directed to a processing region of
a workpiece via a nozzle coaxial with respect to a laser beam focused with a constant focal length directed onto the processing
region through the nozzle onto the processing region, in this regard comprising a plurality of optical elements statically
arranged in a laser optical unit for forming and beam guidance of the laser beam, wherein
the laser optical unit is attached to a processing head,
the laser optical unit is movable with the processing head parallel to the optical axis of the laser beam by a first drive,
the laser beam defines an optical axis,
a focal point which focal point defines a plane, and
the workpiece has a surface, which is of a set size,
whereby the plane of the focal point can be changed with respect to the workpiece surface and the size of the focal point
on the surface in the processing region, and the nozzle is movable independently of the laser optical unit parallel to the
optical axis of the laser beam by a second drive, wherein the second drive changes only the spacing from the workpiece surface
and the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,368,140

ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY AND ROTATING DISK STORAGE DEVICE WITH EFFICIENT VOICE COIL SHAPE

HGST Netherlands B.V., A...

1. A rotating disk storage device comprising:
a rotating disk storage medium;
an actuator head suspension assembly pivotable about a pivot shaft and having a head mounted thereon, said head being adapted
to access said rotating disk storage medium;

a voice coil attached to said actuator head suspension assembly; and
a voice coil magnet which constitutes a voice coil motor in cooperation with said voice coil;
wherein:
the voice coil includes a perpendicular coil spacing along a perpendicular line to a coil axis of said voice coil,
the coil axis is in line with the center of said pivot shaft, crosses said voice coil at a first intersecting point close
to said pivot shaft and at a second intersecting point distant from said pivot shaft, and the perpendicular line intersects
said coil axis perpendicularly at a point between said first and second intersecting points,

the perpendicular coil spacing is longest when said perpendicular line lies on a middle point between said first and second
intersecting points or lies between said middle point and said first intersecting point,

said voice coil is formed symmetrically about said coil axis,
said voice coil is formed in a circular shape in a coil plane thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,364,526

DIAGNOSTIC, THERAPEUTIC AND A VACCINE AGAINST TREPONEMES

1. A vaccine for the immunization of ungulates against Treponemes, comprising:
an effective immunogenic amount of HS activated or HS induced Treponema spirochetes, fragments of said HS activated or HS induced spirochetes, polypeptides of said HS activated or HS induced spirochetes,
subunit proteins of said HS activated or HS induced spirochetes, recombinant of said polypeptide(s), recombinant of said subunit
protein(s), vector/plasmid expressing said polypeptide(s) and vector/plasmid expressing said subunit(s) wherein all of the
components are dispersed in a physiologically acceptable non-toxic liquid vehicle, and

wherein HS is defined as mammalian Hair and Skin and/or skin, and/or skin explants that are not used as a biopsy for isolation
of Treponemes; and

wherein the immunogenic Treponema spirochetes are obtained according to the process comprising:

(i) isolating skin and/or tissue and/or blood from ungulates infected with Treponema spirochetes; and then

(ii) subculturing, co-cultivating, growing, culturing, and/or passaging the isolated Treponema spirochetes with HS.

US Pat. No. 9,370,100

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A light emitting module, comprising:
a flat plate-shaped light emitting panel having a light emitting surface on one surface; and
a wiring board which is mounted on a non-light emitting surface located to an opposite side of the light emitting surface
of the light emitting panel to supply power to the light emitting panel, wherein

the light emitting module further includes an auxiliary wiring board which electrically connects the light emitting panel
to the wiring board,

the light emitting panel has an organic EL device as a light source, and electrode extraction units provided on the non-light
emitting surface and derived from electrodes of the organic EL device,

the wiring board has a conductive metal land provided on a surface located opposite to a surface which is mounted on the light
emitting panel,

the auxiliary wiring board has an electrode pad provided on a surface facing the light emitting panel and electrically connected
to the electrode extraction units and a conductive metal pad provided on a surface located to an opposite side of the surface
on which the electrode pad is located and electrically connected to the electrode pad, and

the metal pad is wire-bonded to the metal land by using a conductive metal wire, and both ends of the metal wire are joined
to the metal pad and the metal land by ultrasonic joining.

US Pat. No. 9,370,136

MEMBER MOUNTING METHOD AND MEMBER ASSEMBLY

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A member assembly comprising:
a first member that includes a metal layer and a pad layer on the metal layer;
a second member that has a mount face and a side face extending from the mount face, the side face having a film with poor
solder wettability;

a discontinuous annular aperture in the pad layer having at least one annular aperture portion in a second member-mounting
region of the pad layer so as to expose the metal layer of the first member at a bottom of each aperture portion, the annular
aperture and the mount face of the second member having, in plan view, a same outer peripheral shape; and

solder paste filling each aperture portion to mount the second member on the first member with the mount face of the second
member facing the first member.

US Pat. No. 9,370,099

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CONNECTOR

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A manufacturing method of connector, comprising the following steps:
providing a substrate layer and forming a first metal layer on the substrate layer;
patterning the first metal layer to form a wiring layer;
forming a dielectric layer on the wiring layer, wherein the dielectric layer is formed with at least one via hole to partially
expose the wiring layer and a conductive structure arranged on the inner wall of the at least one via hole and electrically
connected to the wiring layer;

forming a first protective layer on the dielectric layer and at least one cantilever structure between the first protective
layer and the dielectric layer, wherein the at least one cantilever structure is electrically connected to the wiring layer
via the conductive structure; and

removing the substrate layer.

US Pat. No. 9,369,062

SINGLE-PHASE EMERGENCY OPERATION OF A THREE-PHASE INVERTER AND CORRESPONDING INVERTER HAVING A POLYPHASE TO SINGLE PHASE CHANGEOVER OPERATION

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG, ...

1. A method for converting DC power from a source into AC power by means of an inverter (1) comprising three bridge branches, each having a phase output, wherein, during grid-connected operation, the bridge branches
are actuated in such a way that the AC power is fed, as three-phase grid-compliant power, into a grid, wherein
by operation of two of the three bridge branches, the AC power is provided, as a single-phase island grid, at two of the three
phase outputs when the inverter is disconnected from the grid.

US Pat. No. 9,368,854

MULTI-LEVEL POWER AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An electronic system comprising:
a housing defining a channel and a waveguide transition, wherein the channel defines at least one splitting region and at
least one combining region comprising two or more paths, wherein the channel is a waveguide;

a circuit adjacent to the channel, wherein the circuit is in a first plane and the channel is in a second plane that is different
from, but approximately parallel to, the first plane; and

an impedance interface in communication with the circuit on one end of the impedance interface and in communication with the
channel on an opposing end of the impedance interface, wherein the impedance interface is configured to transition the energy
mode and impedance characteristics of the circuit to the energy mode and impedance characteristics of the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,368,574

NANOWIRE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH INNER AND OUTER GATES

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure comprising:
etching a trench region in a substrate layer, wherein the trench region is along a first length of the substrate layer;
forming a nanowire layer directly above the substrate layer along a width of the substrate layer and in mechanical contact
with a top surface of the substrate layer except above the trench region, wherein a width of the nanowire layer above the
trench region is less than a width of portions of the nanowire in mechanical contact with the top surface of the substrate
layer; and

forming a gate structure having a bottom surface directly above and in mechanical contact with the top surface of the substrate
layer in a portion of the trench region, wherein a length of the gate structure is substantially parallel to the first length
of the substrate layer, and wherein the gate structure surrounds a first surface of the nanowire layer corresponding to an
outer surface of a portion of the nanowire layer above the trench region, and

wherein the gate structure comprises (i) an inner gate dielectric layer having an inner surface surrounding the first surface
of the nanowire layer, (ii) a channel layer having an inner surface surrounding an outer surface of the inner gate dielectric
layer, (iii) an outer gate dielectric layer having an inner surface surrounding an outer surface of the channel layer, (iv)
an outer gate electrode having an inner surface surrounding an outer surface of the first outer gate dielectric layer, and
(v) a second outer gate dielectric layer directly below and in mechanical contact with a bottom surface of the outer gate
electrode, wherein a bottom surface of the second outer gate layer is in mechanical contact with the top surface of the substrate
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,370,102

EMBEDDED MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING EMBEDDED MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An embedded multilayer ceramic electronic component comprising:
a ceramic body including dielectric layers, having first and second main surfaces opposing one another, first and second lateral
surfaces opposing one another, and first and second end surfaces opposing one another, and having a thickness equal to or
less than 250 ?m;

a first internal electrode and a second internal electrode disposed to face one another with the dielectric layer interposed
therebetween and alternately exposed to the first lateral surface and the second lateral surface, respectively;

a first external electrode formed on the first lateral surface of the ceramic body and electrically connected to the first
internal electrode and a second external electrode formed on the second lateral surface and electrically connected to the
second internal electrode; and

metal layers being copper plating layers, and disposed on the first external electrode and the second external electrode,
respectively,

wherein the ceramic body includes an active layer including the first internal electrodes and the second internal electrodes
and a cover layer formed on an upper or lower surface of the active layer, and when a thickness of the metal layers is tp,
tp?5 ?m is satisfied, and

wherein when surface roughness of the metal layers is Ra2 and the thickness of the metal layers is tp, 200 nm?Ra2?tp is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,369,955

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR REGULATING POWER CONSUMPTION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station, comprising:
a receiver configured to obtain an application point and changed number of cell antennas to be applied at the application
point, the application point being a system frame number of a modification period of a system message;

a transmitter configured to send a terminal an indication for the terminal to acquire the application point wherein the application
point is used for the terminal to detect the changed number of the cell antennas and apply the changed number of the cell
antennas at the system frame number of the modification period of the system message; and

a processor configured to apply the changed number of the cell antennas at the system frame number of the modification period
of the system message which is a same system frame number for the terminal to apply the changed number of the cell antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,369,942

CALL CONTROL ENTITY FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A communication network, comprising:
an access network;
a switching control network comprising call control entities that form a pool of control nodes comprising a first group of
control entities and a second group of control entities, the call control entities arranged for providing services to subscribers,
wherein the access network is configured to route signalling of a given subscriber to a call control entity where the given
subscriber is registered; and

an Internet Protocol based network for providing a set of services centered in the Internet Protocol based network to one
or more of the subscribers;

wherein each call control entity in the first group of call control entities is configured to provide call control services
to subscribers having circuit switched subscriptions, and each call control entity in the second group of call control entities
is configured to provide a gateway to connect to the Internet Protocol based network for subscribers having subscriptions
to the set of services centered in the Internet Protocol based network; and

wherein each first call control entity comprises a subscriber association redirector configured to move a registration of
a first subscriber, registered with each corresponding first call control entity and having a subscription to the services
centered in the Internet Protocol based network, to the group of second call control entities such that the registration of
the first subscriber is removed from the corresponding first call control entity.

US Pat. No. 9,369,968

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A TRANSMISSION POWER

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method of controlling a transmission power of a mobile station, the method comprising:
a base station notifying the mobile station of transmission power information for controlling a transmission power of a wireless
uplink channel;

the mobile station notifying the base station of a transmission delay information; and
the base station changing the transmission power information according to the transmission delay information, and
the base station notifying the mobile station of the changed transmission power information.

US Pat. No. 9,370,126

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electrical junction box to be installed in a vehicle, the electrical junction box comprising:
a start electrical component to which a current is supplied by a power source at least at a start of the vehicle for controlling
supply of current to a vehicle electrical component for starting the vehicle, the start electrical component including:

a terminal including a contact; and
an electrical component case holding the terminal therein;
an operational electrical component to which a current is supplied by the power source at least during an operation of the
vehicle for controlling supply of current to a functional electrical component in the vehicle;

a casing holding the start electrical component and the operation electrical component therein;
a heat shield wall disposed between the start electrical component and the operational electrical component; and
a circuit board on which the start electrical component and the operational electrical component are mounted, the circuit
board has a circuit pattern connected to the terminal portion, wherein:

the start electrical component includes a plurality of start electrical components,
the heat shield wall has a tubular shape having a bottom and an opening that opens toward the circuit board, and
the heat shield wall includes a plurality of heat shield walls that individually surround each of the start electrical components.

US Pat. No. 9,369,856

SERVICE OF AN EMERGENCY EVENT BASED ON PROXIMITY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computing device associated with a non-emergency vehicle and configured to facilitate communication of an emergency event
to an emergency service, the computing device comprising:
an emergency event manager configured to:
receive, from at least one component of the non-emergency vehicle, an indication that an emergency event has occurred at the
non-emergency vehicle;

locate at least one mobile computing device in proximity to the non-emergency vehicle; and
send a notification of the emergency event over a network for receipt by the at least one mobile computing device for transmission
by the at least one mobile computing device over an emergency communications channel to at least one emergency responder.

US Pat. No. 9,369,914

ADAPTIVELY DETERMINING A DATA RATE OF PACKETIZED INFORMATION TRANSMISSION OVER A WIRELESS CHANNEL

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to derive two or more measures from a received signal having subcarriers, the two or more measures comprising
a first measure that is based on channel gain values that are determined respectively for the subcarriers and a second measure
that is based on an indication of frequency selectivity in a wireless channel across the subcarriers;

a rate controller configured to determine a data rate of information transmission over the wireless channel based on the two
or more measures, wherein the first measure serves as a primary determinant of the data rate and the second measure serves
as a secondary determinant of the data rate; and

circuitry configured to cause a transmission of information over the wireless channel in accordance with the data rate,
wherein the rate controller is configured to determine a first data rate based on the first measure, and determine a second
data rate based on the first data rate and the second measure, wherein the transmission of information is in accordance with
the second data rate,

wherein the first data rate is determined based on the first measure and one or more signal quality thresholds, and wherein
the second data rate is determined based on an adjustment of the first data rate if the first measure falls within a tolerance
range of a signal quality threshold of the one or more signal quality thresholds and if the second measure indicates an adjustment
is needed.

US Pat. No. 9,367,579

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A FILE CHANGE LOG WITHIN A DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
operating a distributed file system, wherein
the distributed file system is configured to present a plurality of files within a namespace to a client, and
the operating comprises executing an instance of a file system on each of a plurality of nodes; and
maintaining a file change log for the namespace, wherein
the file change log stores information identifying each file within the namespace that has been modified within a selected
period,

the file change log temporally orders a first change initiated at a first node of the plurality of nodes before or after a
second change initiated at a second node of the plurality of nodes, wherein the first change and the second change modify
one or more existing files within the namespace, and

the distributed file system is configured to provide access to the file change log to an application executed by the client.

US Pat. No. 9,370,113

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE WITH CURRENT SENSOR

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A power semiconductor module, comprising:
a power electronics substrate having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, a first longitudinal side
and a second longitudinal side opposite the first longitudinal side;

a module frame, which is arranged in such a way that it encloses the power electronics substrate;
at least one power terminal which is arranged at the first longitudinal side and which extends at least partially through
the module frame;

a further terminal, which is arranged at the second longitudinal side and which extends at least partially through the module
frame;

at least one power semiconductor component which is arranged on the first surface of the power electronics substrate and is
electrically connected to at least one power terminal; and

at least one current sensor which is designed to measure a current in a power terminal, wherein the at least one current sensor
is arranged on the power terminal and has a signal output connected to the further terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,369,868

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A VEHICLE AND A SOURCE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for secure wireless communications comprising:
a first wireless communication device configured to be disposed on a vehicle and comprising a first signal amplifier configured
to amplify a data signal transmitted by the first wireless communication device;

a second wireless communication device configured to be disposed on a source and to wirelessly communicate data with the first
wireless communication device, the second wireless communication device comprising a second signal amplifier configured to
amplify a second data signal transmitted by the second wireless communication device;

at least one information device configured to provide information regarding the vehicle or the source;
at least one processor in electronic communication with the at least one information device; and
at least one memory in electronic communication with the at least one processor, wherein the at least one memory comprises
programming code for execution by the at least one processor, and the programming code is configured to only activate the
first signal amplifier and the second signal amplifier when security parameters, stored in the at least one memory, are satisfied
by both the vehicle and the source, based on the information provided by the at least one information device, in order to
facilitate wireless communications of the data between the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication
device.

US Pat. No. 9,369,440

SECURING PRIVATE INFORMATION IN PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND MOBILE DEVICES

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method, comprising:
transforming, by a processing device, data into encrypted data, wherein the data is encrypted with an encryption key generated
by and obtained from at least one remote computing device;

destroying, by the processing device, the encryption key after the transforming the data into the encrypted data;
storing, by the processing device, the encrypted data in a memory, wherein the encrypted data is accessible only with the
use of a decryption key generated by the at least one remote computing device;

receiving, by the processing device, one or more requests to access the encrypted data from at least one application associated
with the processing device;

requesting, by the processing device, the decryption key from the at least one application; and
in response to receiving the decryption key:
transmitting, by the processing device, the decryption key to the at least one remote computing device for authentication
of the decryption key and verification of one or more permissions associated with the at least one application,

receiving, by the processing device, a transmission comprising authorization from the at least one remote computing device,
wherein the at least one remote computing device is configured to authenticate the decryption key and determine whether the
decryption key is valid for at least a portion of the encrypted data that the at least one application has requested to decrypt,

transforming, by the processing device, the portion of the encrypted data for which the decryption key is valid into decrypted
data with the decryption key, and

allowing, by the processing device, access to the decrypted data in accordance with the one or more permissions.

US Pat. No. 9,364,873

SUBSTRATE TREATMENT METHOD AND SUBSTRATE TREATMENT APPARATUS

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A substrate treatment method comprising:
a higher temperature maintaining step of maintaining a substrate held by a substrate holding unit at a higher temperature
that is not lower than 250° C.; and

a phosphoric acid/suspension liquid supplying step of supplying a phosphoric acid aqueous solution and a silicon suspension
liquid to a front surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit.

US Pat. No. 9,370,086

FORMATION OF A FIELD REVERSED CONFIGURATION FOR MAGNETIC AND ELECTROSTATIC CONFINEMENT OF PLASMA

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of forming a field reversed configuration (FRC) magnetic field about a plasma of charged particles comprising
the steps of
creating a magnetic guide field within a cylindrical chamber having a longitudinal axis, wherein the magnetic guide field
having field lines axially extending within the chamber parallel to the longitudinal axis,

injecting a plasma of charged electron and ion particles into the chamber toward a midplane of the chamber,
generating an azimuthal electric field within the chamber coupling to the charged electron and ion particles of the plasma
causing ponderomotive forces causing the charged electron and ion particles to accelerate and the plasma to rotate within
the chamber and form a magnetic poloidal self field surrounding the rotating plasma due to the rotating plasma's current,
thereby creating and rapidly increasing an axial magnetic flux within the chamber, and increasing a current running through
a betatron flux coil concentric with a principle axis of the chamber,

increasing the rotating plasma's rotational energy to increase the self-field's magnitude to a level that overcomes a guide
field axially extending within the chamber causing the formation of a magnetic field within the chamber with field reversed
topology.

US Pat. No. 9,366,797

SIDE TYPE BACKLIGHT MODULE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A side type backlight module, comprising:
a LED source;
a light guide plate;
a wedge-shaped light guide portion located between the LED source and the light guide plate;
two reflectors having reflective faces located on a top and a bottom of the wedge-shaped light guide portion and inclined
with respect to an upper surface or a lower surface of the light guide plate, for adjusting the light emitting angle of the
LED source; and

a silicon gel part located between the LED source and the wedge-shaped light guide portion,
wherein a notch extending in a width direction of the light guide plate is provided on a side of the wedge-shaped light guide
portion facing the LED source, the silicon gel part being provided in the notch.

US Pat. No. 9,370,082

LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL APPARATUS AND LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A light source control apparatus that controls a plurality of light sources that are connected in parallel and emit light
when supplied with a current, said apparatus comprising:
a current supply unit that collectively supplies a current to said plurality of light sources;
a first current sensing unit that senses a first current being said current collectively supplied to said plurality of light
sources by said current supply unit;

a second current sensing unit that senses a second current being a current supplied to at least one of said plurality of light
sources;

a switching unit having a function of stopping the supply of a current to each of said plurality of light sources; and
a controller that determines whether said plurality of light sources include a faulty light source on the basis of said first
current and said second current,

wherein when said plurality of light sources include said faulty light source, said controller further controls at least one
of said current supply unit and said switching unit such that a current is continuously supplied to a normal light source
being a light source of said plurality of light sources except for said faulty light source.

US Pat. No. 9,368,549

PRINTED MESH DEFINING PIXEL AREAS FOR PRINTED INORGANIC LED DIES

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A method for fabricating an addressable display comprising:
forming a plurality of first conductor lines over a substrate;
forming a mesh over the first conductor lines and the substrate, the mesh having walls defining an array of openings as pixel
areas, wherein the first conductor lines are exposed through the openings;

printing a light emitting diode (LED) ink within the array of openings, the LED ink containing inorganic LED dies having bottom
electrodes and top electrodes;

curing the LED ink such that the bottom electrodes electrically contact the first conductor lines within the pixel areas;
and

forming a plurality of second conductor lines electrically contacting the top electrodes, such that energizing combinations
of the first conductor lines and the second conductor lines turns on LEDs within a selected pixel area.

US Pat. No. 9,367,093

TRANSPARENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
a display comprising first and second overlapping display screens disposed within the housing;
a motion sensor; and
a processor disposed within the housing, wherein the processor generates a movable transparent window on the second display
screen, wherein external objects behind the electronic device are viewable through the movable transparent window and the
first display screen, wherein the processor positions the movable transparent window on the second display screen based on
motion sensor data.

US Pat. No. 9,370,095

CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND TOUCH PANEL

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A conductive sheet comprising a first conductive part and a second conductive part, stacked with a substrate interposed
therebetween, wherein
the first conductive part contains two or more first conductive patterns arranged in one direction, the first conductive patterns
being composed of thin metal wires,

the second conductive part contains two or more second conductive patterns arranged in another direction approximately perpendicular
to the one direction, the second conductive patterns being composed of thin metal wires,

the first conductive patterns each contain two or more first sensing portions connected with each other, the first sensing
portions being composed of thin metal wires,

the second conductive patterns each contain two or more second sensing portions connected with each other, the second sensing
portions being composed of thin metal wires,

the first sensing portions and the second sensing portions each contain a plurality of small lattices arranged,
the first sensing portions each contain a strip composed of thin metal wires and protrusions composed of thin metal wires,
wherein the strip and the protrusions are electrically connected,

the strip extends in the other direction approximately perpendicular to the one direction, and the protrusions extend from
both sides of the strip in the one direction,

the strip and the protrusions both contain the plurality of small lattices arranged,
the second sensing portions each cover most of a region surrounded by the strip and the protrusions,
an occupation area of the second sensing portion is larger than an occupation area of the first sensing portion, and
as viewed from above, overlaps of the first conductive patterns and the second conductive patterns each contain a combination
of a plurality of the small lattices.

US Pat. No. 9,366,677

METHODS FOR ANALYZING BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULAR COMPLEXES AND USE THEREOF

Max-Planck-Gesellshaft zu...

1. A method of determining the assembly, homogeneity, and/or thermodynamic stability of biological macromolecular complexes
comprising the steps of
providing complexes of one or more biological macromolecules in a sample containing a buffer system and a fluorescence dye;
stepwise increasing of the temperature of said sample at a rate suitable for measuring fluorescence of said sample after thermal
equilibration and measuring the fluorescence of said sample after the thermal equilibration following each stepwise increase
in temperature to form a fluorescence curve as a function of temperature, thereby determining the fluorescence at an appropriate
wavelength as a function of temperature whereby said fluorescence reflects a status of assembly, homogeneity and/or thermodynamic
stability of said complex;

calculating the assembly, homogeneity, and/or thermodynamic stability of said complex based on:
a) identifying apparent two state unfolding fluorescence curves of the sample as a function of temperature by fitting said
curves according to a multistate unfolding model which includes each of a two, three, four, five, and six state unfolding
model to obtain transitional curves and comparing said transitional curves to perfect two-state curves;

b) calculating a slope of said transitional curves at an inflection point in a two-state model; and
c) calculating a melting temperature Tm, and an enthalpy of unfolding ?H.

US Pat. No. 9,367,039

HOROLOGY DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING TIME OR TIME-DERIVED INFORMATION

MONTRES TUDOR SA, Geneva...

1. A device for displaying time or time-derived information, comprising:
a first mobile including a first toothset and a first disk bearing numerals intended to indicate the units of the time or
time-derived information,

a second mobile including a second toothset and a second disk bearing numerals intended to indicate the tenths of the time
or time-derived information, and

a mechanism driving the first and second mobiles, the mechanism comprising:
a control mobile comprising:
a third toothset arranged so as to collaborate by obstacle with the first toothset,
a fourth toothset arranged so as to collaborate by obstacle with the second toothset,
a drive wheel comprising a fifth toothset designed to collaborate by obstacle with the third and fourth toothsets, one and
the same element of the fifth toothset being arranged so as to collaborate with the third and fourth toothsets.

US Pat. No. 9,367,001

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
an image holding member;
a charging unit that charges a surface of the image holding member;
an electrostatic latent image forming unit that forms an electrostatic latent image on a charged surface of the image holding
member;

a developing unit that stores a developer containing a toner and develops the electrostatic latent image formed on the surface
of the image holding member by using the developer so as to form a toner image;

a transfer unit that transfers the toner image onto a surface of a recording medium;
a fixing unit that includes a first member and a second member contacting with the first member, and fixes the toner image
transferred on the surface of the recording medium while transporting the recording medium with a contact portion of the first
member and the second member; and

a moving unit that moves at least one of the first member and the second member toward a direction intersecting with a transporting
direction of the recording medium,

wherein the toner contains a binder resin, a colorant, and a release agent and has a sea portion containing the binder resin
and an island portion containing the release agent,

a maximum frequent value in distribution of the following eccentricity B of the island portion containing the release agent
is in a range of from 0.75 to 0.95, and

a skewness in the distribution of the following eccentricity B is in a range of from ?1.10 to ?0.50,
the eccentricity B being represented by the following expression (1):
Eccentricity B=2d/D  (1)

wherein D indicates an equivalent circle diameter (?m) of the toner in an observation of a cross-section of the toner, and
d indicates a distance (?m) from the centroid of the toner to the centroid of the island portion containing the release agent
in the observation of a cross-section of the toner.

US Pat. No. 9,370,084

DETERMINING CHANGES IN THE X-RAY EMISSION YIELD OF AN X-RAY SOURCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An X-ray intensity checking device comprising:
an X-ray source comprising:
a cathode;
an anode; and
at least two X-ray sensors;
wherein the cathode emits electrons towards the anode;
wherein the anode comprises a target area on which the electrons impinge, generating X-ray radiation from which is formed
a beam in which both sensors are disposed, said beam comprising a heel part of reduced X-ray intensity characteristic of a
heel effect;

wherein said source is configured for, via measurement by one or more sensors from among said at least two, determining X-ray
intensity in said heel part and for, via measurement by at least one sensor from among said at least two, determining X-ray
intensity within said beam but outside said heel part;

wherein an X-ray barrier is provided with an aperture for said forming;
wherein said beam has a beam formation defined by said aperture, extending back to said target area and extending forward
past said aperture; and

wherein a sensor from among said at least one or more and a sensor from among said at least one are arranged within said beam
formation; and

an X-ray beam intensity checking processor configured for comparing said measurement from said heel part to said measurement
outside said heel part.

US Pat. No. 9,369,090

HIGH-FREQUENCY AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A high-frequency amplifier circuit comprising:
a high-frequency amplifying element including an input end and an output end;
a bias circuit that is connected to the high-frequency amplifying element and that supplies a first bias voltage to an input
side of the high-frequency amplifying element; and

a bias adjusting circuit that is connected between the input end and the bias circuit and that adjusts the first bias voltage
based on a high-frequency signal inputted to the input end, the bias adjusting circuit including a lumped element and an active
element,

wherein the bias adjusting circuit includes a signal detecting circuit and a switching circuit;
the signal detecting circuit is connected to the input end and the switching circuit, detects the high-frequency signal, and
outputs a detected value to the switching circuit; and

the switching circuit is connected to the bias circuit and reduces the first bias voltage when the detected value is greater
than or equal to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,368,895

TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A terminal, the terminal comprising:
a base portion; and
a contact arm portion extending from the base portion, the contact arm portion including a cantilevered first frame portion
extending from the base portion and a cantilevered second frame portion extending from the base portion, the contact arm portion
including a connecting frame portion which connects a free end of the first frame portion to a free end of the second frame
portion, the first frame portion includes a contact protruding portion, the contact protruding portion protruding outwardly
from the first frame portion and away from the second frame portion, the contact protruding portion having a thickness which
is greater than a thickness of the first frame portion, the contact protruding portion includes a contact face.

US Pat. No. 9,368,710

TRANSPARENT FLEXIBLE NANOGENERATOR AS SELF-POWERED SENSOR FOR TRANSPORTATION MONITORING

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A traffic sensor, comprising:
(a) a flexible substrate having a top surface;
(b) a piezoelectric structure, that includes a dense plurality of vertically-aligned piezoelectric elongated nanostructures,
extending from the first electrode layer, the piezoelectric structure having a top end;

(c) an insulating layer infused into a portion of the piezoelectric structure at the top end of the piezoelectric structure;
(d) a first electrode layer disposed below the flexible substrate;
(e) a second electrode layer disposed on top of the insulating layer so that the insulating layer electrically isolates the
second electrode layer from the top end of the piezoelectric structure; and

(f) a packaging layer disposed around the substrate, the first electrode layer, the piezoelectric structure, the insulating
layer and the second electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,370,132

HOMOGENEOUS EMI VENT PANEL AND METHOD FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

Parker-Hannifin Corporati...

1. An EMI shielded vent panel for disposition over a corresponding opening of an electronics enclosure comprising
a single homogeneous structure comprising an exterior frame section and an interior medium section,
the exterior frame section having a generally C-shaped cross-sectional profile with the opening of the C facing away from
the interior medium section, the frame section including mounting holes for receiving fastening members, said frame section
being adapted for mounting the vent panel onto a surface of the electronics enclosure to cover the opening of an electronics
enclosure, and

the interior medium section is circumscribed by the exterior frame section and further comprising a plurality of cells defining
a plurality of ventilation passageways extending through the thickness of the medium,

said vent panel being fabricated using a selective laser sintering (SLS) process from an electrically-conductive metal capable
of EMI shielding; the metal selected from among aluminum, stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and alloys and mixtures thereof
and adapted to circumscribe the opening of the electronics enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,370,122

COOLING APPARATUS WITH A RESILIENT HEAT CONDUCTING MEMBER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling structure comprising:
a thermally conducting central element having a channel formed therein, said channel being configured to pass a flow of cooling
fluid there through;

a first pressure plate;
a first thermally conductive resilient member disposed between said thermally conducting central element and said first pressure
plate, wherein said first pressure plate, said first thermally conductive resilient member, and said thermally conducting
central element form a first heat transfer path, and wherein said first thermally conductive resilient member is joined to
each of said thermally conducting central element and said first pressure plate forming a unitary structure; and

an elastomeric material layer applied to a side of said first thermally conductive resilient member, said side extending from
said first pressure plate to said thermally conducting central element.

US Pat. No. 9,366,934

FIELD SEQUENTIAL COLOR FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CELL

The Hong Kong University ...

1. A ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) display cell, comprising:
two polarizers;
an FLC layer, positioned between the two polarizers, the FLC layer comprising FLCs with helix pitch less than the thickness
of the FLC layer;

a first electrode, positioned on one side of the FLC layer;
a second electrode, positioned on an opposing side of the FLC layer; and
a voltage source, configured to apply a driving voltage so as to generate an electric field in a direction perpendicular to
the plane of the FLC layer via the first and second electrodes, wherein the driving voltage is applied via a pulse width modulation
driving scheme, and wherein an amplitude of the driving voltage is greater than a threshold voltage for helix unwinding;

wherein the FLC layer is configured to provide a defect-free layer of FLC and to generate gray scales by being switched between
a bright state and a dark state under application of the driving voltage via the pulse width modulation driving scheme;

wherein the display cell is configured to provide a contrast ratio greater than or equal to approximately 10000:1 when the
electrical driving voltage applied to the FLC layer has a frequency of 5 kHz.

US Pat. No. 9,368,908

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

AKRON BRASS COMPANY, Woo...

1. An electrical terminal assembly, comprising:
a terminal having a head and a shank, the shank being configured to be received by a structure having an aperture; and
a terminal seal configured to receive and engage the shank, the terminal seal being further configured to engage the structure
proximate the aperture,

the terminal seal cooperating with the shank and the structure to resist ingress of contaminants into the aperture;
the terminal seal further including,
a flange portion,
a seal head portion, and
an internally threaded portion;
the shank of the terminal further including external threads;
the internally threaded portion of the terminal seal being configured to threadably engage the external threads of the shank
of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,366,574

INFRARED (IR) PHOTON-SENSITIVE SPECTROMICROSCOPY IN A CRYOGENIC ENVIRONMENT

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A photon-sensitive infrared (IR) spectromicroscopy system, comprising:
a light source;
a plurality of cold mirrors configured to direct light emitted from the light source along a beam path;
a sample holder positioned in the beam path and having portions transparent in at least a spectral range of interest, so light
in the spectral range of interest is not absorbed and not emitted by the portions;

a spectral device configured to direct a selected wavelength of light, polarization of light, and/or plurality thereof onto
a detector;

a plurality of cold apertures and a plurality of shields positioned along the beam path, the cold apertures and shields being
configured to prevent thermal emission originating from the sample holder from reaching the detector;

a sub-K refrigerator configured to maintain a detector temperature below an upper operational temperature threshold less than
about 1.0 K; and

an enclosure configured to thermally insulate the light source, the plurality of mirrors, the spectral device and the sub-K
refrigerator; and

wherein the sample holder is characterized by a path length less than a radiation equilibration length of a medium through
which light from the light source travels.

US Pat. No. 9,365,162

METHOD OF OBTAINING DATA RELATING TO A DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A method of obtaining data relating to a driver assistance system installed on a vehicle, the driver assistance system
comprising a sensor for sensing external to the vehicle, the method comprising:
capturing sensory data external to the vehicle using the sensor of the driver assistance system;
buffering a first group of vehicle signals and storing a pre-event value for a signal of the first group in a pre-event buffer;
analyzing the sensory data to detect one or more types of probability events, and after a probability event is detected:
monitoring a second group of vehicle signals for a post-event time period after the occurrence of the detected probability
event, and during the post event time period, processing a signal of the second group with a predetermined function to generate
a post-event signal value, and

recording data in a memory, wherein the recorded data comprises the type of detected probability event, a pre-event signal
value and a post-event signal value.

US Pat. No. 9,369,516

DELTACASTING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for multicasting over a communications system having a communications path between a server side of the communications
system and a client side of the communications system, the communications path comprising a shared forward link over which
bandwidth resources are shared during a multicast communication, the method comprising:
intercepting data using a server optimizer located at the server side of the communications system between a content source
and a plurality of client optimizers, the data comprising a header portion and a content portion, the content portion comprising
at least one content data block, and being communicated from the content source to a content destination associated with a
first client optimizer, the first client optimizer being communicatively coupled with a first client dictionary;

calculating a fingerprint using byte-level information comprised by the at least one content data block;
comparing the fingerprint with a set of previously calculated fingerprints to determine whether the at least one content data
block is currently stored in the first client dictionary, wherein the previously calculated fingerprints are stored at a modeler
module;

determining, in response to the comparing step, whether to multicast the at least one content data block; and when it is determined
to multicast the at least one content data block, multicasting the at least one content data block over the communications
path from the server side of the communications system to at least the content destination associated with the first client
optimizer.

US Pat. No. 9,364,473

METHODS FOR TREATING PANCREATIC CANCER USING COMBINATION THERAPIES COMPRISING LIPOSOMAL IRINOTECAN

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of treating metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas in a human patient in need thereof, the patient being homozygous
for the UGT1A1*28 allele, the method comprising intravenously administering to the patient once in a two week treatment cycle
60 mg/m2 of the antineoplastic agent MM-398 liposomal irinotecan in combination with 200 mg/m2 of the (l)-form of leucovorin or 400 mg/m2 of the (l+d) racemic form of leucovorin, and 2400 mg/m2 of the antineoplastic agent 5-fluorouracil to treat the metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas in the patient, wherein
the patient has previously been treated with gemcitabine and no other antineoplastic agent is administered to the human patient
in the two week treatment cycle for the treatment of the metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

US Pat. No. 9,369,869

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC LOGON SUPPORT WITHOUT MANUAL INPUT OF CREDENTIALS

INTERMAN Corporation, Ka...

1. A computer implemented method of performing an automatic logon process through the Internet to access a web site which
is associated with a predetermined premises located in a predetermined location, said method comprising:
a step of collecting a plurality of records for storing information about a history of when and where each of a plurality
of mobile communication devices having different residences than the predetermined location is located, wherein collection
of the records is continuously repeated at predetermined intervals;

a step of evaluating, when one of the mobile communication devices tries to access the web site, the plurality of records
to determine how frequently the one of the mobile communication devices has visited the predetermined location; and

a step of allowing the one of the mobile communication devices to access the web site if the frequency that the one of the
mobile communication devices has visited the predetermined location meets a predetermined requirement, wherein the step of
collecting a plurality of records comprising:

a step of connecting one of the mobile communication devices with a wireless LAN device which is installed in the predetermined
location;

a step of transmitting information about the connection between the one of the mobile communication devices and the wireless
LAN device from the wireless LAN device to the one of the mobile communication devices; and

a step of storing the plurality of records in the one of the mobile communication devices on the basis of the information
about the connection transmitted from the wireless LAN device.

US Pat. No. 9,365,759

LOW GWP HEAT TRANSFER COMPOSITIONS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A heat transfer composition comprising:
(a) from about 60% to about 70% by weight of HFC-32;
(b) from about 20% to about 40% by weight of transHFO-1234ze; and
(c) from greater than about 0% to about 10% by weight of HFC-125,
provided that the amount of component (c) is effective to improve one or more of glide of the composition; heating capacity
of the composition, burning velocity of the composition; and/or hazard value of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,369,820

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND APPLICATION INTERFACE SWITCHING METHOD

HTC CORPORATION, Taoyuan...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a connection interface unit for connecting the mobile communication device to an external device;
a control unit for dynamically selecting a first application interface layout template to control a first application program;
a display panel for displaying the first selected application interface layout template; and
an input sensing module for receiving user input corresponding to one or more position on the first selected application interface
layout template and providing the user input to the control unit;

wherein the control unit translates the user input and provides control signal corresponding to the user input;
wherein the control unit dynamically determines the first selected application interface layout template according to the
first application program currently running on the mobile communication device or currently running on the external device;

wherein the control unit dynamically selects a second application interface layout template to control a second application
program in response to activation of the second application program running on the external device during the connection to
the external device;

wherein the second application interface layout template is displayed on the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,366,536

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING FIBER OPTIC GYROSCOPE SENSING COIL USING B-STAGE ADHESIVE COATED OPTICAL FIBER

Honeywell International I...

1. An optical fiber with a b-stageable hybrid adhesive coating comprising:
an optical fiber;
an outer jacket substantially covering the optical fiber;
wherein the outer jacket includes a partially cured b-stageable hybrid adhesive as an outermost layer of the outer jacket
substantially covering the outer jacket, wherein the b-stageable hybrid adhesive is configured to be:

(1) initially curable using electromagnetic energy into a separable and malleable partially cured state during a first stage
of a two-stage process; and

(2) finally curable using a thermal curing process into a structure having cross-linked bonds during a second stage of the
two-stage process.

US Pat. No. 9,365,635

INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN COMPOSITION

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. An immunoglobulin composition prepared according to the method comprising:
a) selecting a population of at least 50 individuals revaccinated against one or more antigens associated with a particular
pathogenic microorganism;

b) identifying very high titre individuals from said population having a very high titre of specific antibodies immunoreactive
with one or more antigens associated with said pathogenic microorganism by an immunoassay in a blood or blood component of
said individuals, wherein said very high titre individuals are defined as those of the highest responders whose pooled blood
or blood components have an average titre of said specific antibodies that is at least five times higher than the average
titre of said specific antibodies of the pooled blood or blood components of the entire population of step (a);

c) combining blood or blood components comprising immunoglobulins from said very high titre individuals; and
d) purifying and/or concentrating the product of step (c), to obtain a concentrated immunoglobulin composition comprising
at least 10% total protein of which at least 95% is immunoglobulin, which concentrated immunoglobulin composition has a titre
significantly at least five times greater than that attainable using a pooled plasma positive standard, prepared from the
entire population of step (a).

US Pat. No. 9,366,725

MULTIPLEXER CIRCUIT

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

11. An integrated circuit, comprising:
a functional circuit for generating a functional signal;
a flip-flop for generating a scan signal;
a logic built-in self-test (LBIST) controller for generating a control signal;
a two-input multiplexer circuit, comprising:
a first CMOS inverter having an input terminal connected to the LBIST controller for receiving the control signal and an output
terminal for generating an inverted control signal;

a second CMOS inverter having an input terminal connected to the functional circuit for receiving the functional signal and
an output terminal for generating an inverted functional signal;

a transmission gate having a first input terminal connected to the LBIST controller for receiving the control signal, a second
input terminal connected to the output terminal of the second CMOS inverter for receiving the inverted functional signal,
a third input terminal connected to the output terminal of the first CMOS inverter for receiving the inverted control signal,
and an output terminal for outputting the inverted functional signal;

a tri-state inverter having a first input terminal connected to the flip-flop for receiving the scan signal, a second input
terminal connected to the output terminal of the first CMOS inverter for receiving the inverted control signal, a third input
terminal connected to the LBIST controller for receiving the control signal, and an output terminal for generating an inverted
scan signal; and

a third CMOS inverter, having an input terminal connected to the output terminals of the transmission gate and the tri-state
inverter for receiving at least one of the inverted functional and scan signals, respectively, and an output terminal for
outputting at least one of the functional and scan signals; and

an on-chip logic module, connected to the output terminal of the third CMOS inverter, for receiving at least one of the functional
and scan signals, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,364,199

MEDICAL DEVICES

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A medical implant comprising:
a buttress comprising a first reactant and at least one bioactive agent; and
at least one staple comprising a second reactant,
wherein the second reactant degrades the first reactant, thereby releasing the bioactive agent in vivo.

US Pat. No. 9,369,261

CIRCUIT FOR BASEBAND HARMONIC REJECTION

IMEC, Leuven (BE) RENESA...

1. A circuit for reducing counter-intermodulation in a modulated signal caused by an oscillator frequency and harmonics of
a baseband signal, the circuit comprising:
a first baseband section configured to generate a first baseband signal comprising a first in-phase component and a first
quadrature component;

a second baseband section configured to generate a second baseband signal, the second baseband signal being phase shifted
with respect to the first baseband signal, the second baseband signal comprising a second in-phase component and a second
quadrature component being phase shifted from the respective first components; and

three signal paths, each signal path comprising a mixer for multiplication of the first and second baseband signals with a
local oscillator signal, whereby the local oscillator signal in one signal path is a phase-rotated version of the local oscillator
signal in the other two signal paths, so that three upconverted signals with rotated phase with respect to each other are
obtained, and each signal path further comprising a scaling unit configured to apply a scaling factor dependent on the rotated
phases; and

a combination unit configured to combine the three upconverted signals.

US Pat. No. 9,368,525

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

JOLED Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display device comprising:
a substrate;
a display element;
a transistor as a drive element of the display element; and
a holding capacitance element holding electric charge corresponding to a video signal,
wherein the display element, the transistor, and the holding capacitance element are provided on the substrate, and
the holding capacitance element includes:
a first semiconductor layer including an oxide semiconductor;
a first conductive film;
a first insulating film provided between the first semiconductor layer and the first conductive film, and
a recess formed by removing part or all in thickness of the first conductive film and the first insulating film in a selective
region on the first semiconductor layer, wherein the holding capacitance element includes at least three adjacent sectional
structures formed from at least two parallel recesses, wherein each of the adjacent sectional structures includes a portion
of the first conductive film and a portion of the first insulating film, wherein for each adjacent sectional structure an
entire first surface of the portion of the first insulating film is in contact with the portion of the first conductive film,
an entire second surface opposite the first surface is in contact with the first semiconductor layer, and third and fourth
surfaces between the first and second surfaces are in contact with an oxide film, and wherein the portion of the first conductive
film and the portion of the first insulating film of each of the adjacent sectional structures are separated from the portion
of the first conductive film and the portion of the first insulating film of an adjacent sectional structure by at least the
oxide film.

US Pat. No. 9,370,115

PLC UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A PLC unit comprising:
a base that includes a fixing surface on which a base-side connector is provided, and on which a plurality of control units
are fixed side by side in a lateral direction; and

a duct that is provided on the base in at least one of an upper side and a lower side of the plurality of control units, in
a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the lateral direction,

wherein a control unit of the plurality of control units includes a first surface of a substantially rectangular shape, and
a unit-side connector which is disposed on a second surface disposed opposite the first surface and connected to the base-side
connector,

the duct is disposed substantially closer to the base than to the first surface, as seen in a depth direction which is orthogonal
to the lateral and longitudinal directions and extends between the first surface and the second surface,

at least a part of the first surface is constituted by a cover, which is rotatably supported about an axis substantially parallel
to the lateral direction, and is made openable in an area that is disposed between the duct and a plane of the first surface,
as seen in the depth direction, and

the cover is divided into a first cover that is opened toward the upper side and a second cover that is opened toward the
lower side, in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,370,107

EMBEDDED COMPONENT STRUCTURE AND PROCESS THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. An embedded component structure, comprising: a wiring board having a front side, a reverse side opposite to the front side,
an opening and an interconnection layer, wherein the opening penetrates the wiring board and connects the front side and the
reverse side, and the interconnection layer is located on the front side and extends toward the opening; a component having
an active surface, a back surface opposite to the active surface, and a working area located on the active surface, wherein
the active surface is bonded to the interconnection layer, wherein the interconnection layer has a plurality of leads extending
to the opening, the component has a plurality of bonding pads located on the active surface, and the bonding pads are connected
to the leads through a plurality of conductive bumps respectively, wherein the component is located in the opening, and the
active surface and the front side of the wiring board face in a same direction; and an encapsulant filled inside the opening,
covering the component and exposing the working area.

US Pat. No. 9,369,923

TRANSMISSION METHOD IN AN AD HOC MULTI-HOP IP NETWORK

THALES, Neuilly sur Sein...

1. A method for transmitting information in an ad hoc multi-hop network including the transmission of a message from a source
transmitting node to a final receiving node through a series of hops from a transmitting node to an immediately following
receiving node, using:
a reliability management mechanism, the method including:
upon compliant receipt on each hop of at least one message by the receiving node, sending an acknowledgment message to the
sole transmitting node; and

applying a retransmission law of the message on the hop, from the transmitting node to the receiving node, said law including
message non-retransmission rules leading to the non-retransmission of the message, and

b) a mechanism for managing congestion of the nodes providing for a limitation of the throughput (?) for sending from the
transmitting node to the receiving node following congestion information from the receiving node sent to the transmitting
node,

wherein the method further includes applying the congestion management mechanism only on a hop-by-hop basis, the congestion
information only being transmitted from the receiving node to the transmitting node over a single hop to limit only the throughput
for sending from the transmitting node to the receiving node.

US Pat. No. 9,369,618

CAMERA MODULE HAVING FOREIGN OBJECT BLOCKING STRUCTURE AND A METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

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

1. A camera module having a foreign object blocking structure, the camera module comprising:
a base arranged on an upper surface of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) mounted with an image sensor, and arranged with an Infrared
Cut Filter (IRCF) at a position corresponding to that of the image sensor;

a bobbin arranged over the base, and having a bobbin screw thread at an inner surface of the bobbin;
a lens barrel formed with a lens barrel screw thread at an outer surface for being screw-connected to the bobbin screw thread
of the bobbin and mounted with at least one lens; and

a foreign object blocking unit formed downstream of the lens barrel screw thread and upstream of a floor surface of the lens
barrel,

wherein the foreign object blocking unit protrudes toward the bobbin screw thread of the bobbin, and
wherein the foreign object blocking unit includes a foreign object prevention auxiliary screw thread formed between the floor
surface of the lens barrel and the screw thread of the lens barrel, the foreign object prevention auxiliary screw thread having
a size smaller than a size of the screw thread of the lens barrel.

US Pat. No. 9,369,599

IMAGE READING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE READING DEVICE TO REMOVE BLANK SHEET IMAGE DATA

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image reading device comprising:
an image reading unit for reading a document;
a document feeder unit for feeding set document sheets one by one to a read position of the image reading unit;
a setting input unit for accepting a document read instruction in a mixed setting mode in which a plurality of document sheets
having different sizes are set on the document feeder unit and are read;

a size determination unit for determining a size of each page of the document read by the image reading unit;
a blank sheet detection unit configured to repeat detection whether or not a blank sheet detection area in image data for
performing blank sheet detection is blank since before one page reading of the document is completed, and in case of reading
in the mixed setting mode, to detect whether or not the document sheet is a blank sheet based on a detection result in a sub-scanning
width range in the blank sheet detection area corresponding to a size of the document sheet in the sub-scanning direction
determined by the size determination unit in one-page document image data; and

a blank sheet deletion unit for deleting image data of the document sheet whose blank sheet detection area is detected as
blank, so that the image data is not used for a job;

wherein
the size determination unit determines a main scanning direction size of each page of the document, and
in case of reading in the mixed setting mode, the blank sheet detection unit performs in parallel a blank sheet detection
process in main scanning widths of a plurality of the blank sheet detection areas corresponding to a plurality of document
sizes, and detects whether or not the document sheet is a blank sheet by using a detection result in the main scanning width
corresponding to the main scanning direction size of the document sheet determined by the size determination unit among detection
results in different main scanning widths of the blank sheet detection areas.

US Pat. No. 9,369,380

HANDLING ENTROPY LABELS WHEN STITCHING LABEL-SWITCHED PATHS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a routing device of a label switched path (LSP) for a packet, encapsulated by a label stack including an entropy
label, whether a downstream routing device of the LSP supports entropy labels, wherein the downstream routing device is a
routing device other than an egress routing device of the LSP;

when the downstream routing device does not support entropy labels:
removing the entropy label from the label stack of the packet; and
forwarding the packet, from which the entropy label has been removed, along LSP; and when the downstream routing device supports
entropy labels, forwarding the packet, including the entropy label, along the LSP.

US Pat. No. 9,365,356

FLOATING HANGER FOR ASSEMBLING VEHICLE BODY ROOF

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A floating hanger for assembling a vehicle body roof, which sets a roof panel at a home position of a roof surface of a
vehicle body which is transferred to a work position along a transfer line, the floating hanger comprising:
a fixing frame fixed at an arm of a robot;
a hanger frame configured to restrict the roof panel and installed at the fixing frame to be floatable in a width direction
of the vehicle body; and

a position corrector installed at the hanger frame and configured to float the hanger frame to a set position of the roof
panel by using pressure which is applied to both sides of the roof panel in a width direction,

wherein the position corrector includes: a bidirectional cylinder fixed at a center of a lower surface of the hanger frame;
moving brackets coupled with both operating rods of the bidirectional cylinder; and stopper members installed at ends of the
moving brackets and configured to restrict both sides of the roof panel, and

wherein the moving brackets are slidably coupled with guiders provided at the hanger frame by sliders.

US Pat. No. 9,364,980

MOLDING APPARATUS FOR ROTOR OF MOTOR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A molding apparatus for a rotor of a motor, which is adapted to perform a process of molding a rotor core through insert
injection-molding, the molding apparatus comprising:
an upper core and a lower core respectively disposed on upper and lower sides of the molding apparatus;
a rotor core interposed between the upper core and the lower core;
a slide core disposed on a side surface of the rotor core relative to the upper core and the lower core;
a lift core disposed at a bottom of the rotor core around the lower core, for pressing the rotor core while moving vertically;
and

a hydraulic slide mechanism for vertically moving the lift core through a forward or rearward linear movement.

US Pat. No. 9,369,849

THREE-DIMENSIONAL BEAMFORMING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
detecting radio conditions of a user equipment in a sector of a mobile communications network; and
allocating the user equipment to a group of several groups of user equipment based on the radio conditions of the user equipment,
the several groups comprising a first group of user equipment applying user equipment-specific horizontal beamforming and
sector-specific vertical beamforming, a second group of user equipment applying user equipment-specific vertical beamforming
and sector-specific horizontal beamforming, and a third group of user equipment applying user equipment-specific vertical
beamforming and user equipment-specific horizontal beamforming.

US Pat. No. 9,369,613

CAMERA UNIT AND SENSING DEVICE

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A camera unit comprising:
an image sensor;
a circuit board including a signal processor circuit to process an output signal of the image sensor and a ground terminal;
a cable including at least a signal conductor element, a ground line and a ground conductor element including a shield material
and connected at one end to the circuit board, said signal conductor and ground line being surrounded by the ground conductor
element; and

a shielding component formed to enclose the circuit board therewith,
wherein the ground conductor element is connected to both the ground terminal of the circuit board and the shielding component
in a vicinity of the end of the cable where the cable is connected to the circuit board,

wherein the ground line is connected to the ground conductor element in the vicinity of a connection point of the circuit
board and the cable,

wherein the cable further includes a metal component, and the ground conductor element is connected to the shielding component
through the metal component, and

wherein the metal component is formed of a resilient metallic material and includes a rectangular portion that bents outward
from an outer periphery of the metal component, and wherein the rectangular part electrically connects the shielding component.

US Pat. No. 9,365,160

CAMERA FOR VEHICULAR APPLICATIONS

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera module for a vision system of a vehicle, said camera module comprising:
a circuit element, said circuit element including an imaging sensor and associated circuitry, said circuit element including
a circuitry connector;

a cable having a cable portion and a cable connector for connecting to said circuitry connector;
a housing portion comprising a lens receiving portion and a cable receiving portion, said lens receiving portion and said
cable receiving portion mating together to substantially house said circuit element;

wherein said lens receiving portion includes a lens assembly;
wherein said cable receiving portion includes a connector receiving portion and a wire receiving portion, and wherein said
connector receiving portion is configured to receive and retain said cable connector therein and said wire receiving portion
is configured to receive and retain said cable portion therein;

a tube having an appropriate form for a given cable shape, wherein said tube encompasses at least a portion of said wire receiving
portion and said cable portion; and

wherein said tube substantially seals around said at least a portion of said wire receiving portion and said cable portion.

US Pat. No. 9,370,009

BASE STATION WITH COORDINATED MULTIPLE AIR-INTERFACE OPERATIONS

AirHop Communications, In...

1. A system, comprising:
a multi-mode communication unit, wherein the multi-mode communication unit allocates access for wireless communication using
at least two modes based on a scheduling function to coordinate transmissions using a multi-mode modem, wherein allocates
access for wireless communication using the at least two modes comprises coordinating a radio resources assignment by assigning
subcarriers such that overlapped subcarriers of a first overlapping mode will not be assigned data by a second overlapping
mode; and wherein the access is dynamically allocated between at least two multi-mode air interfaces of the multi-mode communication
unit based on one or more of the following functions: a spatial multiplex function, a soft reuse function, and a frequency
reuse function, wherein the at least two modes use at least two frequency bands, and wherein the at least two frequency bands
are overlapping; and

a processor configured to implement at least in part the multi-mode communications unit.

US Pat. No. 9,369,317

CIRCUITRY AND METHOD FOR MULTI-LEVEL SIGNALS

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Un...

1. Circuitry for converting a multi-level signal into at least one binary signal, the multi-level signal having a period T
and comprising n signal levels, n being equal to or greater than 3, comprising:
comparing and splitting circuitry configured for comparing a value of the multi-level signal with (n?1) different reference
values, and having N sets of (n?1) output terminals for outputting N sets of (n?1) output signals, each set of (n?1) output
signals indicating whether the value of the multi-level signal is below or above the (n?1) reference values, wherein N is
greater than or equal to 2;

N sets of (n?1) sample-and-hold circuits having an input and an output and being configured for operating at a clock period
N*T, each set of the N sets being arranged for sampling-and-holding at moments in time that are shifted in time with respect
to another set of the N sets, wherein each output terminal of a set of the N sets of (n?1) output terminals is connected to
the input of a sample-and-hold circuit of a corresponding set of the N sets of (n?1) sample-and-hold circuits; and

logical circuitry connected to the outputs of the N sets of (n?1) sample-and-hold circuits for generating at least one binary
signal having a period N*T, using the signals on the outputs of the N sets of (n?1) sample-and-hold circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,370,121

CABLE MANAGEMENT DEVICE

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A cable management device applicable to a rack server and comprising:
a first support arm comprising a front portion, a rear portion, and a first guiding portion located at the front portion of
the first support arm;

a second support arm comprising a front portion, a rear portion, and a first guiding portion located at the front portion
of the second support arm; and

a connecting member movably connected between the first support arm and the second support arm, the connecting member comprising
a front guiding portion and a rear guiding portion;

wherein the first guiding portion of the first support arm is movable along and relative to the front guiding portion of the
connecting member, and the first guiding portion of the second support arm is movable along and relative to the rear guiding
portion of the connecting member; and

each of the front guiding portion and the rear guiding portion of the connecting member is a curved groove, and each of the
first guiding portion of the first support arm and the first guiding portion of the second support arm is a protruding block
movable only within a limited space defined by a corresponding one of the curved grooves.

US Pat. No. 9,368,797

BINDER COMPOSITION FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY, PREPARING METHOD OF SAME, AND RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY INCLUDING BINDER COMPOSITION

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A binder composition for a rechargeable lithium battery, the binder composition comprising:
a semi-interpenetrating polymer network (semi-IPN) including:
a copolymer having a repeating unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and a repeating unit represented by the
following Chemical Formula 2; and

polyacrylamide,

wherein,
R1 and R2 are the same or different and are independently selected from hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C10 alkyl
group, and

R3 and R4 are an alkali metal, and


wherein,
R5 to R8 are the same or different, and are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted
or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 9,368,617

SUPERJUNCTION DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE COMPRISING THE SAME

Infineon Technologies Aus...

2. A superjunction device, which comprises:
a drain region of a first conduction type;
a body region of a second conduction type;
a drift region located between said body region and said drain region, the drift region comprises first regions of a first
conduction type and second regions of a second conduction type arranged alternately along a direction being perpendicular
to the direction from the body region to the drain region;

a plurality of trench gate structures, each of them comprising a trench extending into said drift region from an upper surface
of said body region and a gate electrode in said trench surrounded by a first dielectric layer filling said trench, thereby
defining a vertical interface between the first dielectric layer and the body region having an interface length,

wherein a summation of the interface lengths defined by each of the plurality of trench gate structures comprises a total
interface length of the superjunction device; and

a source region of a first conduction type embedded into said body region;
wherein there is no source region along at least 10% of the total interface length between the first dielectric layer and
the body region,

wherein there is no source region on both sides of at least 10% of said plurality of trench gate structures.

US Pat. No. 9,368,442

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INTERPOSER, INTERPOSER AND CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A method of manufacturing an interposer, comprising:
providing a substrate, wherein the substrate has a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a plurality
of blind vias recessed into the first surface;

filling the blind vias with a plurality of conductive beads, so that each of the blind vias has the plurality of conductive
beads, wherein each of the conductive beads comprises a metal ball and a solder layer enclosing the metal ball;

melting the solder layers, so as to form a plurality of solder posts in the blind vias, wherein the metal balls are inlaid
in the corresponding solder posts, and each of the solder posts and the metal balls inlaid therein construct a conductive
through via;

planarizing the first surface of the substrate, such that a first end, close to the first surface, of each of the conductive
through vias is flush with the first surface of the substrate;

removing a portion of the substrate from the second surface of the substrate till a second end, close to the second surface,
of each of the conductive through vias is exposed to the second surface of the substrate and is flush with the second surface
of the substrate;

after the first surface of the substrate is planarized, manufacturing a first redistribution layer at the first surface of
the substrate, wherein the first redistribution layer is electrically connected to the first end of each of the conductive
through vias; and

after the portion of the substrate is removed from the second surface of the substrate, manufacturing a second redistribution
layer at the second surface of the substrate, wherein the second redistribution layer is electrically connected to the second
end of each of the conductive through vias.

US Pat. No. 9,368,086

MINIMIZING UNWANTED CHANGES OF COLOR DURING IMAGE PROCESSING

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A method of minimizing unwanted changes of color during processing of an image of pixels having respective values, the
method comprising:
processing the image in a device-independent color space by applying a modification function in respect of one or more dimensions
of the device-independent color space, the processing involving, for each image pixel or group of pixels:

determining, in respect of the one or more color-space dimensions subject of the modification function, modification limits
in the device-independent color space as set by the gamut boundary of a target device-dependent color space, wherein the modification
function has a dynamic range that depends on parameter values derived from the values of respective ones of the pixels of
the image;

modifying the image pixel values in the device-independent color space according to said modification function as scaled by
a factor dependent on a difference between upper and lower values of the gamut boundary modification limits; and

converting the image into the target device-dependent color space.

US Pat. No. 9,366,718

DETECTION OF DISASSEMBLY OF MULTI-DIE CHIP ASSEMBLIES

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A multi-die chip assembly comprising a plurality of dies, the multi-die chip assembly further comprising:
at least one detection apparatus which detects manipulations of the multi-die chip assembly, the at least one detection apparatus
comprising:

a distributed reference circuit comprising a single circuit, the single circuit comprising a plurality of elements, the plurality
of elements being distributed among the plurality of dies, the single circuit comprising a first free running clock;

at least one local reference circuit disposed wholly in at least one of the plurality of dies of the multi-die chip assembly,
each of the at least one local reference circuit comprising a local free running clock; and

at least one non-volatile memory, in which is stored during manufacture of the multi-die chip assembly, an allowed range of
a result of a calibration application of a function having at least two arguments for each of the at least one local reference
circuit, the at least two arguments comprising:

a value of a frequency of the at least one local reference circuit as manufactured; and
a value of a frequency of the distributed reference circuit comprising a single circuit as manufactured,
wherein at least one element of the plurality of elements being disposed in each one of the plurality of dies comprising at
least one of the at least one local reference circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,368,876

IN-SERVICE RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNA REFLECTOR

Thales, Neuilly sur Sein...

1. An in-service reconfigurable antenna reflector, adapted for reflecting a beam of electromagnetic waves, comprising a rigid
support and a membrane, deformable and having radio-electric reflectivity properties, and comprising:
a plurality of coupling means connecting the rigid support and the membrane, which are distributed over the surface of the
membrane, comprising a first link of finger ball joint type connected to the rigid support, and a second link of finger ball
joint type connected to the membrane, and

each coupling means further comprising a linear actuator, comprising a rotary motor and a screw-nut assembly, connected to
the two links of finger ball joint type, and able to generate, in an operational configuration, a translational motion allowing
the deformation of the membrane;

the membrane not being fixed to the rigid support at its periphery.

US Pat. No. 9,368,428

DIELECTRIC WAFER LEVEL BONDING WITH CONDUCTIVE FEED-THROUGHS FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT

CREE, INC., Goleta, CA (...

1. A device, comprising:
at least one integrated circuit chip comprising:
a first wafer comprising a first surface, a second surface, at least one epitaxial layer on said second surface, and an etch
layer on the epitaxial layer, wherein the etch layer defines an opening, further comprising a reflective layer in the opening
and a contact on the reflective layer;

a second wafer comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a bond medium layer comprising a thermally insulating dielectric material, said second wafer and said bond medium layer at
least partially defining a via;

a passivation material in said via;
a conductive layer in said via; and
a thermally conductive material which fully fills said via;
wherein at least part of a surface of said via is doped; and
wherein at least one portion of said second surface of said first wafer is bonded to at least one portion of said first surface
of said second wafer using said bond medium layer, thereby forming a wafer pair.

US Pat. No. 9,368,208

NON-VOLATILE LATCH USING MAGNETO-ELECTRIC AND FERRO-ELECTRIC TUNNEL JUNCTIONS

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A non-volatile memory circuit comprising:
a first access transistor, a second access transistor, a first inverter having a first n-type transistor and a first p-type
transistor, a second inverter having a second n-type transistor and a second p-type transistor, at least one magnetic device,
and a programming logic,

wherein the first access transistor connects a bit line to a first output node of the first inverter under control of a word
line coupled to a gate of the first access transistor,

wherein the second access transistor connects a bit bar line to a second output node of the second inverter under control
of the word line coupled to a gate of the second access transistor,

wherein the first output node is coupled to a second input node of the second inverter and the second output node is coupled
to a first input node of the first inverter,

wherein the at least one magnetic device is coupled to the first n-type transistor and the second n-type transistor, and
wherein the programming logic is coupled to at least one of the first output node and the second output node to program the
at least one magnetic device,

wherein the at least one magnetic device comprises a first magneto-electric device and a second magneto-electric device, wherein
a first bottom electrode of the first magneto-electric device receives an output of the programming logic coupled to the first
output node, wherein a second bottom electrode of the second magneto-electric device receives an output of the programming
logic coupled to the second output node, wherein a first free ferromagnetic (FM) layer of the first magneto-electric device
and a second free FM layer of the second magneto-electric device are coupled to each other, wherein a first pinned FM layer
having a first polarity is coupled to the first n-type transistor, and wherein a second pinned FM layer having a second polarity
opposite the first polarity is coupled to the second n-type transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,365,933

METHOD OF FORMING A FINE PATTERN

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of forming a fine pattern, the method comprising:
forming a first metal layer on a substrate;
forming a first passivation layer on the first metal layer;
forming a mask pattern on the first passivation layer;
etching the first passivation layer to form a partitioning wall pattern having a reverse taper shape;
coating the first metal layer in an area between the partitioning wall patterns adjacent each other with a composition comprising
a block copolymer;

heating the composition, the heating transforming the composition into a self-aligned pattern; and
etching the first metal layer using the self-aligned pattern as a mask to form a metal pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,364,426

METHOD OF MAKING COATED MICROSTRUCTURES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for coating at least one microneedle comprising:
providing a coating liquid disposed in one or more reservoirs, the coating liquid comprising at least one drug;
providing a physical mask having one or more apertures extending therethrough, each aperture having cross-section dimensions
larger than the at least one microneedle to be coated;

aligning the at least one microneedle with at least one of the one or more apertures;
inserting the at least one microneedle through the aligned aperture and into the coating liquid, thereby coating at least
a portion of the microneedle; and

removing the coated microneedle from the coating liquid and from the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,369,771

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FILE SIZE ESTIMATION OVER BROADCAST NETWORKS

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy-...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an electronic service guide (ESG) data from a server, said ESG data including a schedule list;
determining a bandwidth of a communication channel between said server and a client, said client including a reception module
for storing a broadcast content from said server;

iterating over said schedule list for a new broadcast content;
estimating a size of said new content from said determined bandwidth and said schedule list, said schedule list including
start and stop times of said new content;

determining whether to provide an operating power to said reception module for storing said new content at said client based
upon said estimated size of said new content and a preference pre-provided by a user; and

removing said operating power from said reception module after said new content is stored when said operating power is provided
to said reception module.

US Pat. No. 9,369,632

PROJECTION CAPTURE SYSTEM, PROGRAMMING AND METHOD

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A projection capture system, comprising: a controller;
a workspace camera operatively connected to the controller for capturing still images and video images of an object on a work
surface of a first workspace;

a projector operatively connected to the controller; the controller configured to:
control the workspace camera to capture an image of a real object on the work surface, and
cause simultaneous projecting of the image of the real object into multiple workspaces including the first workspace, wherein
the image of the real object projected into the first workspace is projected onto the work surface; and

an object recognition device operatively connected to the controller for distinguishing the real object on the work surface
from an object image projected onto the work surface.

US Pat. No. 9,368,306

CONFIGURABLE MULTI-POLE RELAY

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A configurable multi-pole relay system comprising:
a first relay module having a first switch that is electrically connectable to a first electrical circuit;
a second relay module having a second switch that is electrically connectable to a second electrical circuit; and
a connecting structure comprising:
a plurality of physical connectors, one or more of the physical connectors having a movable position along a length of the
connecting structure,

a first physical connector adapted to attach to a first interlocking portion of the first relay module, the first physical
connector positioned at a distance corresponding to the first interlocking position, and

a second physical connector adapted to attach to a second interlocking portion of the second relay module.

US Pat. No. 9,365,051

APPLYING ELECTRIC FIELDS TO ERASE REGIONS OF A PRINT MEDIUM

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An ink erasing system comprising:
an erase fluid dispenser to apply erase fluid to a surface of a print medium;
a plurality of nonadjacent pairs of electrodes positioned across a width of the print medium;
a controller to direct the erase fluid dispenser to apply the erase fluid in an erase region on the print medium, and to alternately
electrify the nonadjacent pairs of electrodes to generate a moving electric field through the erase region.

US Pat. No. 9,370,134

COMPONENT MOUNTING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANAGING COMPONENT MOUNTING SUBSTRATE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of managing a plurality of light emitting elements using a component mounting substrate which has a substantially
flat surface having sides extending in lateral and longitudinal directions, respectively, the method comprising:
holding a roll into which the component mounting substrate has been formed as a result of the component mounting substrate
having been wound around a core such that the side extending in the lateral direction is parallel to the core, the roll being
held such that the core of the roll and the side of the surface extending in the lateral direction are parallel to a vertical
direction, the plurality of light emitting elements having been mounted at respective positions on the surface of the component
mounting substrate along the longitudinal direction prior to the component mount structure having been wound.

US Pat. No. 9,369,294

REVERSE 911 USING MULTICAST SESSION INTERNET PROTOCOL (SIP) CONFERENCING OF VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) USERS

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A reverse 911 emergency alert system, comprising:
a SIP conference focus server to establish a SIP conference triggered by an appropriate reverse 911 trigger event; and
a Session Internet Protocol (SIP) conference bridge, initiated by said SIP conference focus server, to establish a listen-only
SIP conference with said SIP conference focus server as host;

wherein said SIP conference focus server is adapted to issue a SIP INVITE to each of a plurality of user agent devices designated
in a user agent database for listen-only participation in said listen-only SIP conference;

wherein said SIP conference focus server further establishes at least one other listen-only SIP conference triggered by said
appropriate reverse 911 trigger event, and issues a SIP INVITE to each of a said plurality of user agent devices designated
in said user agent database for listen-only participation in said listen-only SIP conference or said at least one other listen-only
SIP conference;

wherein said SIP conference focus server cascades said listen-only SIP conference with said at least one other listen-only
SIP conference until a total of all said plurality of user agent devices designated in said user agent database; and

wherein said plurality of user agent devices are provided listen-only access to said SIP conference bridge.

US Pat. No. 9,368,611

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING A MOS TRANSISTOR HAVING A SIGMOID RESPONSE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD OF FABRICATION

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
at least one metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) transistor comprising
a substrate,
a source region and a drain region spaced apart on said substrate,
a gate between said source region and said drain region, wherein a dimension of said gate extending between said source region
and said drain region is less than or equal to twenty eight nanometers,

a channel region in the substrate beneath the gate and between the source and drain regions, and
a respective insulating spacer on opposing sides of said gate,
said substrate having respective separator regions under each insulating spacer and separating the source region and the drain
region from the channel region so that the channel region is not in physical contact with either the drain region or the source
region, the channel region and the separator regions having a same conductivity type, and wherein the separator regions define
respective energy barriers in the substrate such that for a constant gate-source voltage the at least one MOS transistor has
a sigmoidal drain-source voltage,

said source and drain regions comprising only metal layers on said substrate and without doped source and drain regions in
said substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,367,095

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH WRAP AROUND DISPLAY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing comprising a transparent housing component having a curved interior surface formed of a single layer of transparent
material;

a flexible display assembly coupled to the curved interior surface of the transparent housing component, the flexible display
assembly being arranged to present visual content through the transparent housing component, wherein the transparent housing
component provides a rigid support structure that prevents deformation of the flexible display assembly during use of the
electronic device; and

a processor configured to direct the flexible display assembly to present a first user interface through a first portion of
the transparent housing component and a second user interface through a second portion of the transparent housing component
that is oriented in a different direction than the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,370,120

SLIDE ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide assembly for installing a chassis to a rack, the rack having a first post and a second post, the first and second
posts each having a plurality of holes, the chassis having a hook portion, characterized in that the slide assembly comprises:
a first rail having opposing first and second ends, the first rail defining a first slide path longitudinally therein;
a second rail being slidable relative to the first slide path of the first rail;
a third rail slidably connected between the first and second rails;
a first bracket, a first end of the first bracket being connected adjacent to the first end of the first rail, a second end
of the first bracket being adapted to be connected to the first post of the rack;

a second bracket, a first end of the second bracket being connected adjacent to the second end of the first rail, a second
end of the second bracket being adapted to be connected to the second post of the rack;

wherein the first bracket includes:
a bracket board having a first portion and a second portion, the second portion is bent and extends from an end of the first
portion;

at least one projecting member connected to the second portion of the bracket board;
an engaging member pivotally connected to the bracket board and having a body portion, a first fastening portion and a second
fastening portion, the first and second fastening portions substantially and perpendicularly connected to an end of the body
portion, the second fastening portion is bent and extends from an end of the first fastening portion so that an engaging space
is bounded by the first post and the second fastening portion when the second end of the first bracket is connected to the
first post of the rack;

a connecting member having a base portion fastened to the bracket board, the base portion having opposing first and second
sides and a front and rear side, the base portion further having a pair of parallel spaced ears extending perpendicularly
from the first and second sides and a tab extending from the front side, the tab having an aperture formed therein, said engaging
member being pivotally connected to said pair of ears, and said connecting member being sandwiched between said bracket board
and said engaging member; and

a resilient member extending from the body portion of the engaging member for providing a force to the engaging member, the
resilient member being removably inserted within the aperture of the tab of the connecting member to maintain the first fastening
portion of the engaging member close to the at least one projecting member such that the at least one projecting member is
located in a recess formed between the first fastening portion and the second fastening portion and thereby connected to the
first post of the rack,

wherein the hook portion of the chassis is adapted to be inserted into the engaging space bounded by the first post of the
rack and the second fastening portion of the engaging member to contact against the second fastening portion, whereby the
chassis is prevented from being pulled out from the rack when being installed to the rack.

US Pat. No. 9,369,890

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS AND INTERFERENCE MEASUREMENT METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

8. An interference measurement method comprising:
assigning a first reference signal for channel state measurement to a first resource element in a reference signal resource
to transmit the first reference signal, while assigning a second reference signal for interference measurement to a second
resource element in the reference signal resource;

notifying a first mobile terminal apparatus that supports both the first reference signal and the second reference signal
of pattern information to identify an assignment pattern of the first reference signal and the second reference signal;

in the first mobile terminal apparatus,
receiving the pattern information; and
performing interference measurement using both the first reference signal and the second reference signal or only the second
reference signal, based on the received pattern information,

wherein, as the second reference signal, a reference signal dedicated to interference measurement is assigned to the second
resource element based on an assignment pattern of the first reference signal that a second mobile terminal apparatus supports,
and

the first mobile terminal apparatus performs interference measurement using the first reference signal and the reference signal
dedicated to interference measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,368,946

LINEAR ACTUATING EARTHING SWITCH

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A linear actuating earthing switch comprising:
a frame, the frame including a top wall and side walls;
a rail on at least one side wall;
a sliding carriage slidable on the rail in a linear direction, the sliding carriage including a plurality of movable contacts;
and

a stored energy element providing a linear expansion force between the top wall and the sliding carriage when the earthing
switch is in an open position.

US Pat. No. 9,368,327

HIGH-ENERGY ION IMPLANTER

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. A high-energy ion implanter that accelerates an ion beam extracted from an ion source, transports the ion beam to a wafer
along a beamline, and implants the ion beam into the wafer, the high-energy ion implanter comprising:
a beam generation unit that includes an ion source and a mass analyzer;
a high-energy multi-stage linear acceleration unit that accelerates the ion beam so as to generate a high-energy ion beam;
a high-energy beam deflection unit that changes the direction of the high-energy ion beam toward the wafer;
a beam transportation unit that transports the deflected high-energy ion beam to the wafer; and
a substrate processing/supplying unit that uniformly implants the transported high-energy ion beam into the wafer,
wherein the beam transportation unit includes a beam focusing/defocusing unit, an electrostatic beam scanner for high-energy
beam, an electrostatic beam collimator for high-energy beam, and an electrostatic final energy filter for high-energy beam,

wherein the high-energy ion beam emitted from the deflection unit is scanned and collimated by the electrostatic beam scanner
and the electrostatic beam collimator, mixed ions which are different in at least one of a mass, an ion charge state, and
energy are removed by the electrostatic final energy filter for high-energy beam, and the resultant ions are implanted into
the wafer, and

wherein the deflection unit is configured by a plurality of deflection electromagnets, and at least one horizontal focusing
element is inserted between the plurality of deflection electromagnets.

US Pat. No. 9,368,286

DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL, DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL MODULE, AND COATING LIQUID FOR FORMING ELECTROLYTE LAYER

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A dye-sensitized solar cell, which comprises:
a conductive base material;
a porous semiconductor layer formed on the conductive base material having a porous surface carrying a sensitized dye;
a counter electrode, which is disposed so as to face the porous semiconductor layer; and
a solid electrolyte layer comprising potassium iodide and a thermoplastic cellulose resin, which is formed between the conductive
base material and the counter electrode,

wherein the thermoplastic cellulose resin is a cationic cellulose ester or cellulose ether having a covalent bond to a cationization
agent.

US Pat. No. 9,367,083

COMPUTING DEVICE HOUSING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A computing device comprising:
a contact-sensitive display;
a mid-frame holding in place one or more internal components of the computing device, the one or more internal components
including a rechargeable battery; and

a front shell and a back shell, each of the front shell and back shell being secured to the mid-frame.
US Pat. No. 9,365,719

MARINE VEHICLE COMPONENT COMPRISING FLAME RETARDANT COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A marine vehicle component wherein the component is a partition or a light cover, and wherein the marine vehicle component
is molded or formed from a thermoplastic polymer composition comprising:
a siloxane-containing copolymer in an amount effective to provide a total of 0.2 to 6.5 wt % of siloxane units based on the
total weight of the polymers in the thermoplastic polymer composition,

a bromine-containing polymer in an amount effective to provide 9 to 13 wt % of bromine, based on the total weight of the polymers
in the thermoplastic polymer composition, and

optionally a third polymer comprising carbonate units, imide units, etherimide units, arylene ether sulfone units, arylene
ether units, or a combination thereof, wherein the wt % of the siloxane-containing copolymer, the bromine-containing polymer,
and the optional third polymer, sum to 100 wt %, and

0.05 to 10 wt % of a light diffuser additive, based on the total weight of polymers in the thermoplastic polymer composition;
wherein the thermoplastic polymer composition is free of polyarylester-polycarbonate copolymers comprising carbonate units
and arylate ester units and the thermoplastic polymer composition is free of polyalkylene esters; and

wherein a molded or formed sample of the thermoplastic polymer composition has
a transmission of 20% to 90% or a haze of 70% to 99.9%, each measured using the color space CIE1931 (Illuminant C and a 2°
observer) at a thickness of 3.2 mm,

an OSU integrated 2 minute heat release test value of less than 65 kW-min/m2 and a peak heat release rate of less than 65 kW/m2, each measured using the method of FAR F25.4, in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation FAR 25.853 (d), and

an E662 smoke test Dmax value of less than 200 when measured at a thickness of 1.6 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,367,691

MODIFY EXECUTABLE BITS OF SYSTEM MANAGEMENT MEMORY PAGE TABLE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A computing device comprising:
a storage component to include option read only memory;
a controller to create a system management memory page table in response to the computing device powering on;
wherein pages of the system management memory page table include executable bits;
wherein the controller is to modify the executable bits of the pages before launching the option read only memory.

US Pat. No. 9,367,140

KEYBOARD DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A keyboard device, comprising a substantially rectangular operation surface, wherein one long side of the operation surface
is referred to as a proximal side, which nears a user operating the keyboard device; and the other long side is referred to
as a distal side; wherein the operation surface comprises:
a key unit, positioned on the proximal side, comprising a plurality of keys;
a camera module, positioned on center of the distal side, comprising:
an active light emitter for emitting light of a preset wave length; and
a light sensor for detecting light of the preset wave length;
wherein an angle between a border of a field of view of the light sensor and the operation surface is set at a particular
angle thus user's hand is kept out of the field of view of the light sensor when the user's hand is manipulating the key unit;

the light sensor is positioned in a way by which when the user raises at least one finger and lays the rest part of the corresponding
hand on the operation surface, only the raised finger enters the field of view of the light sensor; and

a first angle indicates a range in which the active light emitter emits light, a second angle indicates a range in which the
light sensor captures images, and the first angle is larger than the second angle.

US Pat. No. 9,365,219

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING START OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for controlling the start of a vehicle, comprising:
determining, by a controller, whether a high voltage battery of a vehicle is submerged;
warning and outputting, by the controller, a warning signal when the high voltage battery is submerged;
cutting off power and turning OFF the vehicle ignition or start of the vehicle after outputting the warning signal, by the
controller; and

determining, by the controller, whether the vehicle is driving after outputting the submersion warning when the high voltage
battery is submerged,

wherein the submersion determination includes a first submersion determination for determining whether the high voltage battery
is submerged when the ignition of the vehicle is turned ON, and

wherein the submersion determination a second submersion determination for determining whether the high voltage battery is
submerged when the start of the vehicle is turned ON.

US Pat. No. 9,370,089

SELF-SHIELDED VERTICAL PROTON-LINEAR ACCELERATOR FOR PROTON-THERAPY

ADAM S.A., Geneva (CH)

1. A linear proton accelerator including a plurality of accelerator components arranged after one another, said accelerator
components comprising:
a proton source;
a plurality of accelerating units; and
a reticular support structure for supporting said accelerator components, said support structure being shaped as a prism with
a polygonal cross-section, and having a plurality of side faces joining opposite ends of the prism, wherein said support structure
is arranged concentrically with respect to said accelerator components;

wherein a plurality of shielding slabs of radiation shielding material are mounted on respective openings formed on said side
faces of the support structure; and

wherein the support structure further comprises a plurality of side brackets extending laterally with the support structure
extending vertically with the side brackets configured to engage a plurality of floors of a multi-floor building.

US Pat. No. 9,369,564

PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

8. A method for wireless communications, comprising:
detecting entry into a service area of a public wireless wide area network (WWAN) by a portable computing device;
establishing a private wireless local area network (WLAN) by said portable computing device while in the service area of said
public WWAN, wherein said portable computing device performs at least one access point service for said private WLAN and limits
access to the private WLAN via permitted device identifiers stored in memory of said portable computing device, wherein to
limit access comprises to compare the permitted device identifiers to a device identifier of a device requesting to join the
private WLAN; and

routing packet traffic, by said portable computing device, between said public WWAN and said private WLAN.

US Pat. No. 9,369,506

INSERTION OF SUPPLEMENTARY CONTENT INTO A SEGMENTED CONTENT STREAM

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. One or more computer-readable storage media comprising instructions stored thereon that, responsive to execution by a computing
device, cause the computing device to perform operations comprising:
determining that playback of supplementary content is to be initiated at a particular time during playback of a segmented
period of a content stream; and

generating processing instructions for the content stream that, when executed:
split the period into a first period that includes one or more segments of the content stream and that occur before the particular
time, and a second period that includes one or more other segments of the content stream and that occur after the particular
time;

ascertain that the particular time occurs within a segment of the period;
generate a duplicate of the segment;
place the segment at the end of the first period and the duplicate of the segment in the second period;
mark the segment with a stop point that corresponds to the particular time and mark the duplicate of the segment with a resume
point;

insert the supplementary content between the first period and the second period such that during playback of the content stream,
playback of the content stream is to stop at the stop point in the segment and playback of the supplementary content is to
be initiated, and that playback of the content stream is to resume at the resume point of the duplicate segment after playback
of the supplementary content.

US Pat. No. 9,367,625

SEARCH QUERY INTERACTIONS ON ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
accessing a social graph comprising a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges connecting the nodes, each of the edges
between two of the nodes representing a single degree of separation between them, the nodes comprising:

a first node corresponding to a first user associated with an online social network; and
a plurality of second nodes that each correspond to a concept or a second user associated with the online social network;
receiving from the first user a structured query comprising references to one or more selected nodes from the plurality of
nodes and one or more selected edges from the plurality of edges;

generating a query command based on the structured query, wherein the query command comprises an inner query constraint and
an outer query constraint;

identifying a first set of nodes matching the inner query constraint and at least in part matching the outer query constraint;
identifying a second set of nodes matching the outer query constraint; and
generating one or more search results based on the first and second sets of nodes, wherein each search result corresponds
to a node of the plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,366,511

REDUCED DRAG PROJECTILE

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A projectile comprising:
a conductive shell having a leading end and a trailing end, the conductive shell forming an interior volume;
a conductive bullet core disposed at least partially within the interior volume and having a leading end element, the conductive
bullet core electrically insulated from the conductive shell;

a voltage system coupled to the conductive bullet core; and
wherein the projectile is configured to expose the leading end element to an atmosphere during flight and the voltage system
is configured to, during flight, generate a voltage at the leading end element that forms a corona discharge at the leading
end element.

US Pat. No. 9,370,057

INTERFACE CIRCUIT FOR A LIGHTING DEVICE

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. An interface circuit for a lighting device, the interface circuit comprising:
a single input terminal connectable to one of a plurality of signal sources, each source providing a respective one of an
analogue 0-10V signal, a DALI protocol signal, and a mains signal, to receive an input signal;

an output terminal;
a detection circuit to
receive the input signal or a signal representative thereof and
identify whether the input signal is either an analogue 0-10V signal, a DALI protocol signal or a mains signal, and
a converter circuit to convert the input signal to a control signal based on the identification, and to provide the control
signal to the output terminal to control the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,369,405

MAPPING COMPUTER RESOURCES TO CONSUMERS IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of mapping computer resources to consumers in a computer system, comprising:
receiving tags assigned to the computer resources at a resource manager executing in the computer system, where the resource
manager:

transfers a first tag from a second computer resource to the first computer resource;
identifies the first tag as assigned to a first computer resource;
determines whether a first consumer is associated with the first tag;
enables the first consumer to access the first computer resource if the first consumer is associated with the first tag; and
prevents the first consumer from accessing the first computer resource if the first consumer is not associated with the first
tag wherein the computer resources comprise copies of datastores, the first computer resource comprises a first copy of a
datastore maintained by first computing resources of the computer system, and the second computer resource comprises a second
copy of the datastore maintained by second computing resources of the computer system.

US Pat. No. 9,369,158

RADIO FREQUENCY SWITCH CONTROLLER

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A switch controller comprising:
a negative voltage generator including at least two sub-circuits configured to receive at least two control signals, each
sub-circuit configured to receive a respective control signal of the at least two control signals and to draw from a regulated
supply in response to an edge of the respective control signal, the negative voltage generator including one or more outputs
configured to generate one or more negative voltages;

a control signal generator configured to provide the at least two control signals to the negative voltage generator such that
the at least two control signals are separated by at least one non-zero phase difference;

a filter electrically connected to the one or more outputs of the negative voltage generator and configured to filter the
one or more negative voltages; and

a level-shifter array configured to receive the one or more negative voltages and the regulated supply.

US Pat. No. 9,368,498

FINFET DEVICE WITH DUAL-STRAINED CHANNELS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF

IMEC, Leuven (BE)

1. A dual channel FinFET device having at least one channel subjected to a mobility enhancement strain, the device comprising:
a substrate comprising at least two fin structures separated by an isolation region, wherein each of the at least two fin
structures is in physical contact with a source region and a drain region,

wherein each of the at least two fin structures comprise:
an upper layer suitable to form an n-type channel or a p-type channel, and
a strain-relaxed buffer (SRB) underlying and in contact with the upper layer, and overlying and in contact with the substrate,
wherein, for a first fin structure, compositions of the upper layer and the SRB are selected such that the upper layer of
the first fin structure is subjected to a mobility enhancing strain in an as-grown state, the mobility enhancing strain being
applied in a longitudinal direction from the source region to the drain region, and

wherein at least a portion of the upper layer of a second fin structure comprises a strain-relaxed upper layer.

US Pat. No. 9,370,067

LED CONTROL CIRCUIT AND A CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SAME

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An LED control circuit for controlling an LED illuminating device, the LED illuminating device comprising at least two
serially connected load groups, and the LED control circuit comprising:
a conversion module, for converting an input voltage into an output voltage for the load groups, and outputting a working
current of the load groups which is sampled to obtain a sample current;

a reference voltage generating module for generating a reference voltage;
a control module for comparing a sample voltage corresponding to the sample current with the reference voltage, and outputting
a control signal to the conversion module according to a comparison result; and

a load short circuit module including a plurality of switches each connected in parallel with respective load group for performing
a short circuit control on respective load group in response to a switching signal,

wherein the LED control circuit further comprises a reference voltage compensating module for generating a compensation voltage
for compensating the reference voltage in response to the switching signal.

US Pat. No. 9,369,063

OUTPUT POWER ADJUSTING METHOD FOR INVERTER

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An output power adjusting method applied to an inverter that comprises a capacitor, and comprising steps of:
at least converting direct current (DC) electricity of a photovoltaic (PV) module into alternating current (AC) electricity;
determining whether a power value of the AC electricity is larger than a power threshold;
when the power value of the AC electricity is larger than the power threshold, controlling the inverter to operate in a continuous
mode;

when the power value of the AC electricity is not larger than the power threshold, controlling the inverter to operate in
a discontinuous mode where the capacitor is charged by the DC electricity of the PV module;

determining whether a voltage on the capacitor is larger than a reference voltage in the discontinuous mode;
when the voltage on the capacitor is larger than the reference voltage in the discontinuous mode, converting the DC electricity
of the PV module and DC electricity in pulses of the capacitor into the AC electricity;

when the power value of the AC electricity is not larger than the power threshold, determining whether the AC electricity
and mains electricity are synchronous; and

stopping outputting the AC electricity at a zero crossing point of the mains electricity.

US Pat. No. 9,369,042

MULTIPHASE DC-TO-DC SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER WITH LEADING EDGE AND CROSS CHANNEL BLANKING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

11. A power converter comprising:
a plurality of channels, each channel having:
a first MOS transistor;
a second MOS transistor connected to the first MOS transistor;
an inductor connected to the first and second MOS transistors;
a current sense circuit connected to the second MOS transistor, the current sense circuit to sense a current that flows through
the second MOS transistor, and output a current sense signal in response; and

a blanking circuit connected to the current sense circuit, the blanking circuit to receive the current sense signal; and
a controller connected to each channel, the controller to select a channel from the plurality of channels as a selected channel
and output:

a gate signal to the second MOS transistor in the selected channel to turn off the second MOS transistor in the selected channel;
a gate signal to the first MOS transistor in the selected channel to turn on the first MOS transistor in the selected channel;
and

a first cross blanking pulse to the blanking circuit in each non-selected channel of the plurality of channels, each blanking
circuit in a non-selected channel to blank the current sense signal in the non-selected channel in response to the first cross
blanking pulse for a first cross blanking period of time that begins before the second MOS transistor in the selected channel
turns off and ends after the first MOS transistor in the selected channel turns on.

US Pat. No. 9,368,832

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

1. An electrochemical device comprising:
an anodic material; and
an electrolyte, the electrolyte comprising:
a hybrid additive comprising a first compound and propylene carbonate, the hybrid additive configured to form a solid electrolyte
interphase film on the anodic material upon application of a potential to the electrochemical device;

a salt comprising LiBr, LiI, LiSCN, LiBF4, LiAlF4, LiPF6, LiAsF6, LiClO4, Li2SO4, LiB(Ph)4, LiAlO2, Li[N(FSO2)2], Li[SO3CH3], Li[BF3(C2F5)], Li[PF3(CF2CF3)3], Li[B(C2O4)2], Li[B(C2O4)F2], Li[PF4(C2O4)], Li[PF2(C2O4)2], Li[CF3CO2], Li[C2F5CO2], Li[N(CF3SO2)2], Li[C(SO2CF3)3], Li[N(C2F5SO2)2], Li[CF3SO3], Li2B12X12-nHn, Li2B10X10-n?Hn?, Li2Sx?, (LiSx?R1)y, (LiSex?R1)y, or lithium alkyl fluorophosphates; where X is a halogen, n is an integer from 0 to 12, n? is an integer from 0 to 10, x?
is an integer from 1 to 20, y is an integer from 1 to 3, and R1 is H, alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, ether, F, CF3, COCF3, SO2CF3, or SO2F; and

a non-aqueous solvent comprising Si(CH3)3O(CH2CH2O)nCH3, Si(CH3)3CH2O(CH2CH2O)nCH3, Si(CH3)3(CH2)3O(CH2CH2O)n?CH3, Si(CH3)2[O(CH2CH2O)n?CH3]2, CH3Si[O(CH2CH2O)pCH3]3, Si[O(CH2CH2O)p?CH3]4, Si(CH3)2[O(CH2CH2O)n?CH3][(CH2)3O(CH2CH2O)n?CH3], (CH3)3SiOR, or (CH3)3Si(CH2)3OR;

wherein:
R is a carbonate group;
n is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7;
n? is 2, 3, 4, or 5;
p is 2, 3, or 4; and
p? is 2 or 3;
wherein:
the electrolyte comprises about 1 wt % to about 3 wt % of the first compound;
the electrolyte comprises about 1 wt % to about 3 wt % of the propylene carbonate;
the first compound is represented by Formula I-B:

M is a metal ion, an ammonium, a phosphonium, a sulfonium, an imidazolium, a pyridinium, or trityl;
a is 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
Y is B.

US Pat. No. 9,368,122

APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A DECORRELATED SIGNAL USING TRANSMITTED PHASE INFORMATION

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An apparatus for encoding an audio signal including a plurality of channels, comprising:
a downmixer for downmixing the plurality of channels to acquire a downmix signal;
a residual signal calculator adapted for calculating a residual signal;
a phase information calculator adapted for calculating information on a phase difference between the downmix and the residual
signal to acquire phase information; and

an output generator for outputting the phase information.

US Pat. No. 9,364,638

ADJUSTABLE VAGINAL ANCHOR FOR UTERINE TAMPONADE DEVICE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. An apparatus for controlling hemorrhage in a body cavity comprising:
a catheter comprising a longitudinal body having a proximal end and a distal end and at least one drainage lumen extending
therebetween;

an expandable tamponade device located at the distal end of the catheter, the tamponade device configured for insertion into
the body cavity;

a retention device for securing the apparatus within the body cavity, the retention device comprising at least one collar
slidably movable along the longitudinal catheter body, the at least one collar comprising a top collar having an inner surface
adapted for engagement with the catheter longitudinal body, and a bottom collar located proximal to the top collar and spaced
from the top collar, and first and second arms that are connected to the top and bottom collars, respectively, the first and
second arms both moveable between a first radially contracted position and a second radially expanded position and a locking
mechanism for maintaining the first and second arms in the expanded position.

US Pat. No. 9,364,280

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PULSED ELECTRIC FIELD NEUROMODULATION VIA AN INTRA-TO-EXTRAVASCULAR APPROACH

Medtronic Ardian Luxembou...

1. An apparatus for electric field neuromodulation, comprising:
an electric field generator;
an elongated element configured to be moved within a vascular structure of a patient;
at least one electrode electrically coupled to the field generator and having an intravascular portion associated with the
elongated element and having an extravascular portion configured to be passed through a wall of the vascular structure; and

an actuator associated with the at least one electrode and being configured to move the electrode between a first position
in which the extravascular portion of the electrode is within the vascular structure and a second position in which the extravascular
portion of the electrode is located at an extravascular location for extravascular delivery of an electric field.

US Pat. No. 9,370,069

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

Infineon Technologies Aus...

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

US Pat. No. 9,370,037

INTELLIGENT POLICY AND CHARGING RULE FUNCTION (PCRF) RESTORATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a first device associated with an evolved packet core network, a first update request from a second device associated
with the evolved packet core network,

the first update request being associated with a communication session previously provided between the first device and the
second device,

the first update request being generated based on a voice request or a video request,
the first device including a policy and charging rule function (PCRF),
the second device including a packet data network gateway (PGW), and
the communication session including a Gx communication session;
generating, by the first device, an update answer based on being unable to identify the communication session associated with
the first update request,

the update answer including a code requesting that the communication session be restored between the first device and the
second device;

receiving, by the first device and based on the code, a second update request from the second device,
the second update request including session information associated with the communication session previously provided between
the first device and the second device,

the session information including binding information that indicates a plurality of internet protocol (IP) addresses; and
restoring, by the first device and based on the session information, the communication session between the first device and
the second device to create a restored communication session,

restoring the communication session including locating the communication session based on the binding information.

US Pat. No. 9,369,826

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE COORDINATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND PROGRAM FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A mobile electronic device coordination apparatus comprising a vehicle-mounted information providing apparatus configured
to provide information to a vehicle's driver and a mobile electronic device, the mobile electronic device coordination apparatus
being configured to enable use of functions of the mobile electronic device via the information providing apparatus,
wherein the information providing apparatus and the mobile electronic device are each configured to perform both first type
communication and second type communication different from the first type communication,

wherein the mobile electronic device includes a first function available through the first type communication by the information
providing apparatus, and a second function available through the second type communication by the information providing apparatus,
and

wherein the information providing apparatus is configured to
establish a first communication connection for the first type communication with the mobile electronic device,
acquire unique information from the mobile electronic device via the established first type communication, the unique information
being necessary for individual identification of the mobile electronic device for establishing a second communication connection
for the second type communication with the mobile electronic device; and

establish the second communication connection for the second type communication with the mobile electronic device by using
the acquired unique information,

wherein both of the first function and the second function are available after the second communication connection has been
established, and

wherein if the information providing apparatus fails to establish the second communication connection with the mobile electronic
device by using the acquired unique information, the information providing apparatus terminates the first communication connection.

US Pat. No. 9,369,714

METHOD FOR ENCODING/DECODING MOTION VECTOR AND APPARATUS THEREOF

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A method for decoding a current motion vector of a current block, which is located in a current picture, at an apparatus
for decoding an encoded video, the method comprising:
extracting, from a bitstream, mode information for use in selecting a motion vector prediction mode among a plurality of motion
vector prediction modes, wherein the plurality of motion vector prediction modes are different from each other and indicate
different ways to determine the current motion vector of the current block; and

when the mode information indicates a first motion vector prediction mode among the plurality of motion vector prediction
modes, performing a process comprising:

decoding the bitstream to produce a differential vector of the current block;
deriving a set of candidate motion vectors from motion vectors of a plurality of neighboring blocks of the current block,
wherein the set of candidate motion vectors is used for determining a prediction motion vector of the current block, not determining
the current motion vector itself of the current block, to be added to the produced differential vector,

wherein the plurality of neighboring blocks include at least one block spatially adjacent to the current block in the current
picture and at least one block in a reference picture other than the current picture, wherein a position of said at least
one block in the reference picture is derived based on a position of the current block in the current picture;

selecting a candidate motion vector from among the set of the candidate motion vectors;
determining a prediction motion vector of the current block as the selected candidate motion vector, wherein the selected
candidate motion vector has been derived from said at least one block spatially adjacent block or said at least one block
in a reference picture; and

reconstructing the current motion vector of the current block by adding the produced differential vector to the prediction
motion vector of the current block,

wherein the at least one block spatially adjacent to the current block includes one or more of blocks located at left, upper,
upper right and upper left sides of the current block.

US Pat. No. 9,369,580

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DETECT AND CORRECT IP PHONE MISMATCH IN A CONTACT CENTER

Avaya Inc., Basking Ridg...

1. A method to detect misconfiguration in a contact center, comprising:
assigning, by a processor coupled to a memory, a predetermined workstation IP address to an agent workstation in the contact
center;

assigning, by the processor, a predetermined IP address to an authorized login location for an application program;
receiving, by an authentication server, a workstation login request from an agent;
associating the workstation IP address to the agent;
receiving, by the authentication server, an application program login request from the agent;
extracting, by the authentication server, a source IP address for the application program login request;
comparing, by the authentication server, the workstation IP address to the source IP address for the application program login
request; and

allowing, by the authentication server, agent access if the workstation IP address matches the source IP address for the application
program login request.

US Pat. No. 9,368,993

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A MULTIPLEXED CONTACT BETWEEN ELECTRICAL DEVICES

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An electrical device, comprising:
a power contact and an information contact;
a memory element coupled between the power contact and the information contact;
a sensor circuit coupled in series with a first switch element between the power contact and the information contact;
a presence indication circuit coupled in series with a second switch element between the power contact and the information
contact; and
a timed switch control circuit responsive to an application of a voltage between the power contact and the information contact
that maintains the second switch element closed and the first switch element open initially upon the application of the voltage,
and after a period of time after the application of the voltage opens the second switch element and closes the first switch
element, wherein the timed switch control circuit comprises:
a pair of voltage divider resistors coupled in series between the power contact and the information contact;
a timing capacitor coupled in parallel with one of voltage divider resistors;
a control switch element having an input responsive to a voltage across the timing capacitor, the control switch element further
coupled in series with a control resistance between the power contact and the information contact forming a control node,
the control node further coupled to an input of each of the first and second switch elements.

US Pat. No. 9,368,846

VANADIUM BORIDE AIR MULTIPLE ELECTRON HIGH CAPACITY BATTERY

The George Washington Uni...

1. A battery comprising an anode and a cathode in electrochemical contact with each other through an electrically neutral
ionic conductor wherein the anode comprises greater than or equal to 1% in weight of vanadium boride nanoparticles having
a particle size greater than 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,368,128

ENHANCEMENT OF MULTICHANNEL AUDIO

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for enhancing an audio signal, wherein the audio signal comprises two or more channels of audio content, the method
comprising:
examining a portion of the audio signal to determine whether the portion contains one or more characteristics of speech, and
if the portion contains one or more characteristics of speech, classifying the portion as a speech portion, said examining
including:

applying a first portion of the audio signal to a speech versus other sound (SVO) detector,
applying a second portion of the audio signal to a voice activity detector (VAD), the second portion overlapping the first
portion and being smaller than the first portion, and

biasing a decision by the VAD based on the SVO output;
calculating a gain for the speech portion; and
applying the calculated gain to the audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,367,219

PROCESSING AN INFRARED (IR) IMAGE BASED ON SWIPE GESTURES

1. A method comprising:
displaying, on a touch screen, an image of a scene;
partitioning the image into a first part and a second part in response to a user indication made on the touch screen;
displaying the first part of the image in an infrared (IR) image mode using at least a portion of an IR image of the scene
captured by an IR imaging sensor; and

displaying the second part of the image in a non-IR image mode.

US Pat. No. 9,366,694

MICROSCOPE HAVING A MULTIMODE LOCAL PROBE, TIP-ENHANCED RAMAN MICROSCOPE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE LOCAL PROBE AND THE SAMPLE

Ecole Polytechnique, Pal...

1. A multimode local probe microscope comprising:
a resonator having an input first electrode and an output second electrode arranged on the resonator;
excitation mechanism adapted to generate mechanical resonance in the resonator;
a metal or metal-plated tip having an end of nanometer dimensions, the tip being fastened to the resonator; and
movement mechanism for imparting relative movement between the resonator and a sample, the movement being adapted to bring
the end of the tip up to a distance Z lying in the range 0 to 100 nm from the surface of the sample;

wherein:
said tip is electrically connected to said output second electrode, said output second electrode forming a common electrical
contact point for collecting firstly a first electrical signal representative of friction forces between the end of the tip
and the surface of the sample, and secondly a second electrical signal relating to a tunnelling current between the end of
the tip and the surface of the sample; and

in that the microscope includes:
amplifier electrically connected to said output second electrode, said amplifier being adapted to amplify the second signal
relating to the tunnelling current;

processor adapted to process separately firstly the first signal relating to friction forces and secondly the second signal
relating to the tunnelling current; and

regulator adapted to regulate the distance Z between the end of the tip and the surface of the sample, regulation in a first
mode being as a function of the first signal representative of friction forces, and regulation in a second mode being as a
function of the second signal relating to the tunnelling current.

US Pat. No. 9,366,618

STIFFENING COMPONENT AND METHOD AS WELL AS COMBING TOOL

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An arrangement for monitoring the functionality of a structural adhesive layer fabricated between a first surface of a
stiffening component and another component, comprising:
the stiffening component;
the structural adhesive layer fabricated between a first surface of the stiffening component and another component;
a sensor block bonded to a second surface of the stiffening component opposite to the first surface; and
a plurality of air openings and vacuum openings vertically extending through the stiffening component the structural adhesive
layer and the sensor block,

wherein the air openings are interconnected among each other by at least one air channel, and the vacuum openings are interconnected
among each other by at least one vacuum channel, and wherein the air and vacuum channels extend in the sensor block, and wherein
the channels pneumatically operatively interact with the structural adhesive layer between the stiffening components and another
component by way of the air and vacuum air openings, the arrangement further comprising an evaluator unit connected to at
least one of the channels to detect a failure of the structural adhesive layer,

wherein the arrangement further comprises a combing tool having a plurality of borehole pins which are spring-mounted in bearing
boreholes of a housing,

wherein the combing tool is configured to be inserted into the stiffening component such that the borehole pins penetrate
through the structural adhesive layer and scratch a surface of the additional component.

US Pat. No. 9,370,062

LED LIGHTING APPARATUS COMPRISING AN ENERGY STORAGE MODULE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE LED LIGHTING APPARATUS

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. An LED lighting apparatus for an AC voltage supply, the apparatus comprising:
a rectifier device for generating a rectified supply voltage from an AC voltage of the AC voltage supply,
at least one LED luminous unit, wherein the LED luminous unit comprises a plurality of LEDs and a switching arrangement, wherein
the switching arrangement is adapted to interconnect the LEDs into different switching states, wherein the LED luminous unit
has different forward voltages in the different switching states,

a current sink device for controlling the LED current through the LED luminous unit, wherein the current sink device is connected
in series with the at least one LED luminous unit, and wherein the supply voltage is present at the current sink device in
series with the luminous unit,

a control device for driving the LED luminous unit and the current sink device in a normal operating mode, such that the forward
voltage of the LED luminous unit and the LED current through the LED luminous unit are adapted to at least one of an instantaneous
value of the supply voltage and an instantaneous value of the AC voltage, and

an energy storage module, which is electrically connected in parallel with the current sink device and the LED luminous unit,
wherein the energy storage module provides a storage voltage and is adapted to supply the storage voltage to the at least
one LED luminous unit, and wherein the control device is adapted to drive the LED luminous unit and the current sink device
in a storage operating mode such that the forward voltage of the LED luminous unit and the LED current through the LED luminous
unit are adapted to an instantaneous value of the storage voltage of the energy storage module.

US Pat. No. 9,369,066

MEMS DEVICE COMPRISING AN UNDER BUMP METALLIZATION

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A MEMS device, comprising:
a surface having an under-bump metallization (UBM) to contact the MEMS device with a substrate via flip-chip bonding, the
surface having a corner;

an active part on the surface; and
wherein the UBM is placed on the surface of the MEMS device at a location that is close to the corner of the surface, the
UBM including an inner edge that follows the shape of the active part at a constant distance from the active part, and

wherein a shape of the UBM is adapted to the shape of the corner and the shape of the active part.

US Pat. No. 9,369,012

ELECTRIC MOTOR AND ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR USING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An electric motor equipped with a rotor including a cylindrical rotor iron core in which a plurality of main magnetic poles
and a plurality of auxiliary magnetic poles are alternately disposed in a circumferential direction, a substantially V-shaped
magnet insertion hole that is provided for each of the main magnetic poles and whose convex portion faces a center of the
rotor and is centered on a d-axis passing through the center of the rotor and a circumference-wise center of the main magnetic
pole, and two magnets per pole that are embedded in the magnet insertion hole in a substantially V-shaped manner,
wherein a magnetic shielding space that shields an area between poles of the adjacent magnets is provided at the convex portion
of the magnet insertion hole;

the magnetic shielding space has a trapezoid shape having a predetermined width in the circumferential direction and whose
upper and lower portions protruding radially outward and inward with respect to the magnet insertion hole;

projections for setting positions where the magnets are installed are provided at portions where the magnetic shielding space
and the magnet insertion hole intersect;

the projections project toward an inner side of the magnetic shielding space; and
when an embedment depth by which an inner end of each of the magnets is embedded in the magnet insertion hole from an outer
periphery of the rotor is represented by F, and an outer diameter of the rotor is represented by D, F/D is set within a range
from 0.067 to 0.121, the inner end of each of the magnets being in contact with the magnetic shielding space.

US Pat. No. 9,368,901

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE MATTER IN CONNECTORS FOR A WELLSITE DRILLING OPERATION

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A breakable coupling mechanism comprising:
a center pin supporting a first electrical potential;
an outer case supporting a second electric potential different from the first electric potential;
a hollow member for receiving the outer case;
a fluid seal between the outer case and the hollow member; and
a spring surrounding the outer case and positioned between the hollow member and the outer case for conducting a signal and
which permits movement of the outer case relative to the hollow member, the spring comprising a canted coil spring for supporting
load forces and for passing electrical current.

US Pat. No. 9,368,705

LED PACKAGING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPOR...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) packaging structure, comprising:
a LED stacked layer comprising a first type semiconductor layer, a second type semiconductor layer beneath the first type
semiconductor layer and a light-emitting layer between the first type semiconductor layer and the second type semiconductor
layer;

a first silicon substrate disposed on the first type semiconductor layer and electrically connected to the LED stacked layer,
wherein the first silicon substrate has at least one first hollow portion through the first silicon substrate to expose a
surface of a portion of the first type semiconductor layer; and

a second silicon substrate disposed beneath the second type semiconductor layer and electrically connected to the LED stacked
layer, wherein the second silicon substrate has at least one second hollow portion through the second silicon substrate to
expose a surface of a portion of the second type semiconductor layer,

wherein the LED stacked layer is between the first silicon substrate and the second silicon substrate, and light emitted by
the light-emitting layer goes out through the first and second hollow portions.

US Pat. No. 9,367,946

COMPUTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPRESENTING VOLUMETRIC DATA FOR A SCENE

NVIDIA CORPORATION, Sant...

1. A computing system, comprising:
a memory configured to store a three-dimensional (3D) clipmap data structure having at least one clip level and at least one
mip level, wherein said 3D clipmap data structure comprises a mipmap data structure having a plurality of levels that span
a scene and compose said at least one clip level and said at least one mip level, said plurality of levels respectively associated
with a plurality of memory pages and said at least one clip level maps less than all of said plurality of memory pages; and

a processor configured to generate voxelized data for a scene and cause said voxelized data to be stored in said 3D clipmap
data structure.

US Pat. No. 9,365,289

ROTORCRAFT FITTED WITH AN ANTI-TORQUE TAIL ROTOR THAT CONTRIBUTES SELECTIVELY TO PROVIDING THE ROTORCRAFT WITH LIFT AND WITH PROPULSION IN TRANSLATION

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. A rotorcraft fitted with at least one main rotor of substantially vertical rotary drive axis, and with an anti-torque tail
rotor of substantially horizontal rotary drive axis, said tail rotor being mounted at the end of a tail boom of the rotorcraft
via a structure housing mechanical power transmission means between a hub of the tail rotor and a drive shaft of orientation
that is transverse relative to said drive axis of the tail rotor;
the drive axis of the tail rotor being arranged at a constant orientation that is substantially horizontal and orthogonal
to the orientation of the vertical plane (PV) extending in the longitudinally-extending orientation (DL) of the rotorcraft
such that the rotor disk constituted by the rotary wing of the tail rotor is arranged mainly in a longitudinal-vertical orientation,
serving essentially to generate a transverse thrust vector component (CL1) for controlling the yaw behavior of the rotorcraft;

said hub carrying said rotary wing made up of a plurality of blades individually mounted to be movable on the hub at least
in pivoting about a pitch variation axis, the tail rotor being fitted with a control mechanism for pivoting the blades about
their said pitch variation axes in compliance with pitch variation commands generated by a pilot of the rotorcraft;

said control mechanism comprising a control plate rotatably engaged with the hub, the control plate being provided with control
links for controlling the blades, the control links being engaged respectively with pitch levers individually fitted to the
blades, the control plate being mounted to rotate on a control rod mounted coaxially about the drive axis of the tail rotor
and being movable in translation along said axis by a first actuator operated under the control of control means in compliance
with said pitch variation commands;

operation of the first actuator by the control means causing collective variation of the pitch of the blades of the tail rotor,
thereby modifying the amplitude of the thrust generated by the tail rotor, the control mechanism further including means for
generating cyclical variation in the pitch of the blades of the tail rotor;

wherein:
the control plate is mounted on the control rod to generate permanent cyclical variation in the pitch of the blades of the
tail rotor, the control plate being arranged with its general plane lying in a mounting plane (PM) of orientation that is
constant relative to the drive axis of the tail rotor; and

the control rod is turnable about the drive axis of the tail rotor by a second actuator operated under the control of the
control means, the second actuator causing the control rod to turn between two predefined extreme positions causing a change
in the angular orientation of the control plate in said mounting plane (PM), and consequently modifying the orientation of
said rotor disk;

whereby:
the second actuator causing the control rod to turn towards a first extreme position causes the control plate to move in the
mounting plane (PM) towards a first extreme angular orientation in which the permanent cyclical variation in the pitch of
the blades of the tail rotor serves mainly to generate a thrust vector component (CV) that is vertical; and

the second actuator turning the control rod towards a second extreme position causes the control plate to move in the mounting
plane (PM) towards a second extreme angular orientation in which the permanent cyclical variation in the pitch of the blades
of the tail rotor serves mainly to generate a thrust vector component (CL2) that is longitudinal.

US Pat. No. 9,364,264

SPINAL IMPLANT CONNECTION ASSEMBLY

GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC., Au...

1. A surgical method comprising:
providing a connection assembly, the connection assembly comprising a housing member for connecting a spinal implant to an
anchor, the housing member comprising a first end portion having a channel in the form of a C-shape for receiving at least
a portion of the spinal implant and a second end portion for receiving the anchor therethrough, wherein the second end portion
includes a first opening and the first end portion includes a second opening, wherein the first opening includes a ribbed
section for accommodating an anchor and a threaded section for accommodating a fastening member, wherein the housing member
includes a longitudinal axis extending along the housing member from the first end portion to the second end portion, wherein
the C-shape channel opens generally coaxially with the longitudinal axis;

inserting the anchor through the first opening of the connection assembly, wherein the anchor comprises a head portion including
a plurality of ridges to engage with the ribbed section of the first opening;

providing a fastening member through the first opening to secure the anchor to the connection assembly, wherein the fastening
member is downwardly positioned onto the anchor;

inserting the spinal implant into the channel of the connection assembly; and
providing a securing member through the second opening to secure the spinal implant to the connection assembly, wherein the
securing member is positioned into the second opening wherein it contacts and pushes the spinal implant toward a wall of the
channel of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,369,983

STATISTICS FOR CONTINUOUS LOCATION TRACKING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
by one or more computing devices, receiving, from each of a plurality of mobile computing devices associated with a plurality
of users, a plurality of data sets that each comprise data identifying:

the user that the data set corresponds to;
one or more locations where the user was or is at;
an acceleration or speed associated with the user, and
for each of the locations, a corresponding time when the user was or is at the location;
by one or more computing devices, for a first user from the plurality of users, identifying one or more second users of the
plurality of users, wherein:

each of the second users have a social-networking connection with the first user; and
a data set corresponding to each of the second users and a data set corresponding to the first user share:
one or more previous common locations; and
for each of the previous common locations, a common time when both the second user and the first user were at the common location;
by one or more computing devices, generating one or more statistics based at least in part on the data sets corresponding
to the second users, wherein the statistics represent behavioral patterns of the second users, and one or more of the behavioral
patterns comprises an inferred activity of the second users based at least in part on the accelerations or the speeds;

by one or more computing devices, generating a recommendation for a current time for the first user based at least in part
on one or more of the statistics, wherein:

the recommendation comprises one or more activities at a particular location where at least one of the second users is located
at the current time;

the recommendation corresponds to the inferred activity of the second users; and
the first user is not associated with the one or more activities at the particular location; and
by one or more computing devices, sending the recommendation to the first user.

US Pat. No. 9,369,147

ADJUSTABLE AND BUFFERED REFERENCE FOR ADC RESOLUTION AND ACCURACY ENHANCEMENTS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an analog to digital converter (ADC) core;
a reference voltage generator coupled to an input of the ADC core;
a bandgap reference coupled to the reference voltage generator; and
a window comparator configured to control a selected reference voltage range generated by the reference voltage generator
and received by the ADC core.

US Pat. No. 9,369,047

POWER CONTROL METHODS FOR FLYBACK CONVERTERS BASED ON THE CURRENT LIMIT AND SWITCHING FREQUENCY

DELTA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A method, adopted by a flyback converter circuit including a transformer, comprising:
determining an output voltage output from a secondary circuit of the transformer;
feeding a feedback voltage based on the output voltage from the secondary circuit back to a primary circuit of the transformer;
increasing a current limit and a switching frequency of a primary current with the feedback voltage; and
supplying the primary current to the primary winding of the transformer;
when the feedback voltage exceeds a third threshold voltage, maintaining both the current limit and the switching frequency
to be substantially constant; and

when the feedback voltage exceeds a fourth threshold voltage, reducing the current limit to a constant overload current, wherein
the fourth threshold voltage exceeds the third threshold voltage, and the constant overload current is less than the substantially
constant current limit.

US Pat. No. 9,366,964

COMPOSITIONS AND ANTIREFLECTIVE COATINGS FOR PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition comprising at least the following A and B:
A) polymer that comprises the following structural unit 1:
wherein
L is CX—CYZ, where X, Y, and Z are each independently selected from hydrogen, an alkyl, or a substituted alkyl; and,
M is an alkylene, an arylene, a substituted alkylene, a substituted arylene, or C(O)O—W—, where W is an alkylene or a substituted
alkylene; and

R?, R?, and R?? are each independently selected from an aromatic hydrocarbon, an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or a substituted hydrocarbon
that comprises one or more of O, N, S, or Si atoms, provided that at least one of R?, R?, and R?? is selected from alkoxyl,
aryloxyl, hydroxyl, halide, carboxyl, or carbonate; and,

p is an integer from 1 to 10,000; and
with the proviso that the polymer does not comprise a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) structure; and
B) a polymer formed from a first composition comprising at least one of the following:
a) a Compound F1 selected from Formula 1:

wherein Ra comprises one or more multiple bonds, provided that, if Ra comprises more than one multiple bond, these multiple
bonds are not in a conjugated configuration; and

R1, R2, and R3 are each independently selected from alkoxyl, hydroxyl, halide, OC(O)R, or OC(O)OR, wherein R is alkyl or a
substituted alkyl;

b) a Compound F2 selected from Formula 2:
wherein Rb is selected from H or a saturated group comprising alkyl, alkylene, or alkylidene; and R4, R5, and R6 are each
independently selected from alkoxyl, hydroxyl, halide, OC(O)R, or OC(O)OR, wherein R is alkyl or a substituted alkyl;
c) a Compound F3 selected from Formula 3:

wherein Rc comprises more than one multiple bond, and these multiple bonds are in a conjugated configuration; and R7, R8,
and R9 are each independently selected from alkoxyl, hydroxyl, halide, OC(O)R, or OC(O)OR, wherein R is alkyl or a substituted
alkyl; and/or

d) A Compound F4 selected from Formula 4:
wherein R10, R11, R12, and R13 are each independently selected from alkoxyl, hydroxyl, halide, OC(O)R, or OC(O)OR, wherein
R is alkyl or a substituted alkyl; and
wherein the first composition comprises Compounds F1, F2, F3 and F4, and wherein the molar ratio of F1/F4 is from 1/20 to
1/1.

US Pat. No. 9,366,688

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING EFFECTIVE WIND SPEED

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A system for determining an effective wind speed comprising:
a first detector comprising:
a heated temperature-sensing element having a heater and a first temperature sensor; and
a first housing at least partially housing the heated temperature-sensing element;
a second detector comprising:
a non-heated temperature-sensing element having a second temperature sensor; and
a second housing at least partially housing the non-heated temperature-sensing element; and
a processing unit at least one of electrically coupled and communicatively coupled to at least one of the heated temperature-sensing
element and the non-heated temperature-sensing element, the processing unit adapted to determine the effective wind speed
according to at least one of:

a temperature at the heated temperature-sensing element;
a temperature at the non-heated temperature-sensing element; and
a difference between a temperature at the heated temperature-sensing element and a temperature at the non-heated temperature-sensing
element;

wherein the heated temperature-sensing element and the non-heated temperature-sensing element and their respective first housing
and second housing are arranged to be collinear with respect to each other, and to be proximate and parallel to a conductor
for which the effective wind speed is being determined.

US Pat. No. 9,365,156

LIGHTING APPARATUS AND VEHICLE

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. A lighting apparatus mountable in a trim of a passenger cab of a vehicle, the lighting apparatus comprising:
a first light-emitting device pivotably mounted to a recess-mounting frame so that a light-emitting direction of the first
light-emitting device with respect to the recess-mounting frame is changeable, wherein the recess-mounting frame comprises
a visible side, and

a second light-emitting device, wherein the second light-emitting device at least partially surrounds the first light-emitting
device and is fitted to the recess-mounting frame so that the light-emitting direction of the second light-emitting device
is invariable.

US Pat. No. 9,370,110

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE FOR FINE LINE

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A method of manufacturing a multilayer substrate structure for fine line, comprising:
a pre-treatment step consisting of a first preparation step, a first pressing step, a first drilling step and a first filling
step, wherein the first preparation step consisting of preparing a first plastic sheet and a first carrier plate provided
with a first circuit pattern layer, wherein the first circuit pattern layer includes a first circuit pattern and at least
one first connection pad; the first pressing step consisting of pressing the first carrier plate against the first plastic
sheet to embed the first circuit pattern layer into an upper surface of the first plastic sheet; the first drilling step consisting
of forming at least one first opening on a lower surface of the first plastic sheet in alignment with the first connection
pad; and the first filling step consisting of filling the first opening with an electrically conductive material to form at
least one first connection plug, wherein the first connection plug is connected to the first connection pad, at least one
interlayer connection pad is provided on the lower surface of the first plastic sheet and is made from the electrically conductive
material, and the interlayer connection pad is connected to the first connection plug so as to form a first stacked structure;

a pressing step consisting of pressing the first stacked structure against a second plastic sheet and a second carrier plate
provided with a second circuit pattern layer such that the lower surface of the first plastic sheet is connected to an upper
surface of the second plastic sheet, the second circuit pattern layer is embedded into a lower surface of the second plastic
sheet, and the interlayer connection pad is embedded into the upper surface of the second plastic sheet, wherein the second
circuit pattern layer includes a second circuit pattern and at least one second connection pad, the second connection pad
having a shape of a ring with a central region; and

a post-treatment step consisting of a removing step, a second drilling step and a second filling step, the removing step consisting
removing the first and second carrier plates such that the first and second circuit pattern layers are exposed to the upper
surface of the first plastic sheet and the lower surface of the second plastic sheet, respectively; the second drilling step
consisting of drilling the lower surface of the second plastic sheet to form one second opening in alignment with the central
region of the second connection pad to stop at the interlayer connection pad; and the second filling step consisting of filling
the second opening with the electrically conductive material to form a second connection plug, wherein the second connection
plug is connected to the interlayer connection pad so as to form a core stacked structure,

wherein the interlayer connection pad has a width of 40 to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,368,064

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEM

JOLED Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A display unit comprising:
a plurality of write scanning lines;
a plurality of signal lines;
a plurality of pixel circuits disposed in a matrix form comprising rows and columns, the plurality of pixel circuits respectively
including:

a display element,
a first transistor configured to sample a potential carried on one of the plurality of signal lines when a scanning pulse
is applied to one of the plurality of write scanning lines, which is connected to the first transistor,

a capacitor with a first terminal configured to hold the potential sampled by the first transistor, and
a second transistor configured to supply a drive current to the display element, the magnitude of the drive current corresponding
to a voltage between the first terminal of the capacitor and a second terminal of the capacitor,

wherein each of the plurality of pixel circuits corresponds to one of N display colors and the plurality of pixel circuits
are grouped into display pixel units each comprising N of the plurality of pixel circuits corresponding respectively to the
N display colors, which are contiguously disposed in R contiguous rows, 2?R?N, and

the first transistor of a given one of the plurality of pixel circuits included in a first one of the display pixel units
is disposed in a same layout orientation as the first transistor of the one of the plurality of pixel circuits included in
a second one of the display pixel units adjacent to the first one of the display pixel units in a column direction that corresponds
to a same color as the given one of the plurality of pixel circuits; and

a plurality of power supply lines, each connected to two respectively corresponding adjacent rows of the plurality of pixel
circuits,

wherein the plurality of write scanning lines are each connected to ones of the plurality of pixel circuits that are disposed
in a corresponding row of pixel circuits,

the plurality of signal lines are each connected to ones of the plurality of pixel circuits that are disposed in a corresponding
column of pixel circuits,

the plurality of pixel circuits are grouped into drive units each comprising K?4 contiguous rows of pixel circuits that are
connected to a corresponding unit power supply line, which is made up of K/2 of the plurality of power supply lines connected
together,

each of the drive units includes L?2 unit write scanning lines that each comprise R?2 of the plurality of write scanning lines
connected together, where K=L·R, and

each unit write scanning line corresponds to at least one of the display colors and is connected to all of the pixel circuits
that correspond to any of the display colors to which the respective unit write scanning line corresponds and that are included
in the drive unit to which the respective unit write scanning line belongs.

US Pat. No. 9,368,022

FIRST RESPONDER WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTING WITH AUTOMATIC CALLBACK AND LOCATION TRIGGERING

Telecommunication Systems...

1. An alert system to provide alert information to a responder wireless device, comprising:
an alerts engine to transmit an alert message to a responder wireless device;
a receiver to receive a response communication data message from said responder wireless device;
an alerts content manager, in communication with said alerts engine, to trigger an association of said alert message and said
received response communication data message from said responder wireless device, said response communication data message
including a phone number of said responder wireless device;

a current location trigger module to retrieve a current location of said responder wireless device, in response to receipt
of said response communication data message; and

a message module to communicate a location-based message including content based on said retrieved current location of said
responder wireless device and related to a subject of said alert message, in response to said response communication data
message.

US Pat. No. 9,367,742

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OBJECT FROM CAPTURED IMAGE

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. An object monitoring apparatus, comprising:
an image receiver configured to receive at least one frame of captured images;
an edge image generator configured to generate an edge image by detecting edges of objects appearing in the frame;
a reference image generator configured to generate a reference image by detecting a part corresponding to a background in
the frame to thereby define the detected part as a background edge, the reference image generated by repeatedly detecting
as many as or more than a predetermined number an edge commonly appearing over a plurality of the frames;

a candidate object extractor configured to extract one or more candidate object pixels by comparing the edge image with the
reference image, and to extract a candidate object by grouping the extracted candidate object pixels into the candidate object;
and

an object-of-interest determiner configured to determine whether the candidate object is an object-of-interest based on a
size of the candidate object and a duration time of detection of the candidate object.

US Pat. No. 9,370,109

SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A method of manufacturing a sensor device, the method comprising:
providing a ceramic carrier substrate; and
connecting a ceramic component in the form of a chip to the carrier substrate in a mechanically fixed manner using an electrically
conductive screen printing paste that can be burnt in, the connecting the ceramic component to the carrier substrate comprising:

applying the screen printing paste to the ceramic carrier substrate thereby forming at least two conductor tracks on the carrier
substrate;

arranging the ceramic component on the carrier substrate such that the ceramic component electrically contacts and connects
the screen printing paste via at least two connection regions; and

performing a burning-in process so that the screen printing paste is burnt into the ceramic carrier substrate and the ceramic
component, wherein the ceramic component and the screen printing paste enter a mechanically stable connection during the burning
process.

US Pat. No. 9,370,056

DRIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIMMABLE LED

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A dimmable light-emitting diode (LED) driving apparatus comprising a dimmer switch, which controls connection or disconnection
of an LED series, the dimmable LED driving apparatus further comprising:
a boost circuit electrically coupled to the LED series;
a comparator electrically coupled to the boost circuit, the comparator receiving a triangle wave signal to generate a Pulse
Width Modulation (PWM) signal, the PWM signal controlling the boost circuit;

a resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit electrically coupled to the comparator, the RC circuit utilized to output a charging curve
signal to the comparator for the comparator to generate the PWM signal with diminishing duty cycles when the dimmer switch
disconnects; and

a switching circuit utilized to turn on a connection between the RC circuit and the comparator when the dimmer switch disconnects,
so that the comparator receives the charging curve signal.

US Pat. No. 9,369,576

PHONE SYSTEM WITH METHODOLOGY FOR CALL PARKING

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
storing notification preference information and a user profile identifier in a user profile for each of a plurality of users,
wherein the notification preference information specifies a manner for notifying that user of parked phone calls;

receiving, at a communications endpoint device, an active phone call;
receiving, from the communications endpoint device, one or more particular user profile identifiers, which identify one or
more of the user profiles, of one or more users of the plurality of users;

receiving, from the communications endpoint device, a request to park the active phone call;
using the one or more particular user profile identifiers, received from the communications endpoint device, to determine
the notification preference information for each of the one or more users;

parking the active phone call to produce a parked phone call;
notifying each of the one or more users of the parked phone call in the manner specified by that user's notification preference
information;

sending, to the communications endpoint device, a confirmation that the active phone call was actually parked;
wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,366,954

INSPECTION OF A LITHOGRAPHIC MASK THAT IS PROTECTED BY A PELLICLE

Applied Materials Israel ...

7. A method for evaluating a lithography mask, the method comprises:
directing, by electron optics, primary electrons towards a pellicle that is positioned between the electron optics and the
lithography mask;

wherein the primary electrons exhibit an energy level that allows the primary electrons to pass through the pellicle and to
impinge on the lithography mask;

detecting, by at least one detector, detected emitted electrons and generating detection signals;
wherein detected emitted electrons are backscattered electrons generated as a result of an impingement of the primary electrons
on the lithography mask;

masking, by a filter, secondary electrons from detection by the at least one detector, the secondary electrons emitted from
the pellicle due to an interaction of the primary electrons with the pellicle; and

processing, by a processor, the detection signals to provide information about the lithography mask; and
masking secondary electrons emitted from the pellicle due to an interaction of the backscattered electrons with the pellicle.

US Pat. No. 9,368,225

DETERMINING READ THRESHOLDS BASED UPON READ ERROR DIRECTION STATISTICS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A method for setting read thresholds to be used for reading multiple bits per cell flash memory cells, the method comprises:
reading, by a read circuit, the flash memory cells using a set of current read thresholds to provide current read results;
finding, by an error evaluation circuit, current read errors direction statistics associated with the current read results;
determining multiple read threshold changes based upon the current read error direction statistics, without determining a
contribution of each current read threshold to the current read error direction statistics; and

altering multiple current read thresholds, by the multiple read threshold updates, to provide a set of next read thresholds;
wherein at least one of the following is true:
(i) the method further comprises receiving or calculating old read errors direction statistics associated with multiple previously
obtained read results, and wherein the determining is further responsive to the old read error direction statistics;

(ii) each of the multiple read threshold changes does not exceed a smallest change amount allowable by the read circuit;
(iii) the determining of the multiple read threshold changes comprises determining, for each current read threshold, a read
threshold change;

(iv) the determining of the multiple read threshold changes is further responsive to at least one physical characteristic
of the flash memory cells;

(v) the determining of the multiple read threshold changes comprises finding a maximal margin estimator to the set of next
read thresholds;

(vi) the determining of the multiple read threshold changes comprises applying a Kalman filter on the current read error direction
statistics and on old read errors direction statistics associated with multiple previously obtained read results;

(vii) the method further comprises finding a set of optimal read thresholds; and
(viii) the determining the multiple read threshold changes is responsive to optimal and sub-optimal read thresholds.

US Pat. No. 9,367,924

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEGMENTATION OF THE LIVER IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGES USING MULTI-CHANNEL FEATURES

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for liver segmentation in a multi-channel magnetic resonance (MR) image, wherein the multi-channel MR image is
obtained using an MR Dixon scan, comprising:
segmenting an initial liver boundary in the multi-channel MR image; and
refining the segmented initial liver boundary in the multi-channel MR image based on features extracted from an opposed channel
and a water channel of the multi-channel MR image using a trained boundary detector.

US Pat. No. 9,367,566

TILED MAP DISPLAY ON A WIRELESS DEVICE

Telecommunication Systems...

1. A method of providing display files to a physical wireless device from a physical wireless network, comprising:
transmitting, from a physical wireless carrier network for display on a given physical wireless device, a first image tile
in a displayable size corresponding exactly to dimensions of said display on said given physical wireless device;

displaying said first image tile on said display of said given physical wireless device;
transmitting, for display a predicted second image tile, said predicted second image tile being based on said first image
tile currently displayed on said given physical wireless device, and on a predetermined minimum threshold distance of cursor
movement on said display on said given physical wireless device in a direction associated with being toward said second image
tile; and

generating, from said predicted second image tile, a plurality of sub-tiles comprising said second image tile, each of said
plurality of sub-tiles having a displayable fractional size as compared to said displayable size of said first image tile;

wherein fewer than all of said plurality of sub-tiles are maintained in display memory of said given physical wireless device
for future display operation by said given physical wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,365,641

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TARGETING STROMAL CELLS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. An isolated nucleic acid sequence encoding a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), wherein the CAR comprises an antigen binding
domain encoded by a nucleic acid sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 3, a transmembrane domain, a costimulatory signaling region,
and a CD3 zeta signaling domain, wherein the antigen binding domain binds to a stromal cell antigen.

US Pat. No. 9,369,330

SERVICE GATEWAY FOR INTERACTIVE TELEVISION

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a service gateway, data from a service provider;
generating a record of latencies for transmissions of data over a broadcast link and a point to point connection the record
of latencies relating each of a plurality of sizes of data transmitted to an average delivery latency;

selecting, using at least one hardware processor of the service gateway, one of the broadcast link and the point to point
connection over which to transmit the data to a client device based on at least one characteristic of the data, at least one
transmission characteristic of the broadcast link, at least one transmission characteristic of the point to point connection,
and the record of latencies; and

sending, from the service gateway, the data to the client device over the selected one of the broadcast link and the point
to point connection.

US Pat. No. 9,369,212

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER SAVING USING BURST-MODE TRANSMISSION OVER POINT-TO-POINT PHYSICAL CONNECTIONS

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A physical layer device, comprising:
a data detector that is configured to generate a first control signal upon receipt of a non-idle code group over an interface
between the physical layer device and a media access control device and to generate a second control signal when all data
received from the media access control device has been transmitted by the physical layer device;

a laser for transmission of data over a point-to-point optical network link to a remote transceiver, the laser being configured
to perform a first transition from an off state to an on state based on the first control signal, and to perform a second
transition from the on state back to the off state based on the second control signal, wherein the sequence of the first transition
and the second transition enables the laser in the physical layer device to transmit a burst of traffic received from the
media access control device; and

a receiver that is configured to wake up periodically from a sleep state and to perform a synchronization when it is determined
that an input optical signal level is greater than a predefined power level;

wherein the laser is further configured to remain in the on state after initialization until receipt, by the receiver, of
a predetermined code group from a second physical layer device of the remote transceiver; and

wherein the laser is configured to first transition to the off state responsive to receipt of the predetermined code group.

US Pat. No. 9,369,124

POWER-ON-RESET CIRCUIT WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. For use with circuitry that is reset by a power-on reset signal that is provided in response to power being provided, a
circuit comprising:
a detector that includes a portion that is configured to draw current from a supply voltage, the detector configured to
detect that the supply voltage has exceeded a trip-point voltage level,
disable, in response to detecting that the supply voltage exceeds the trip point voltage level, current draw from the portion
of the detector, and

enable, in response to an enable signal, current draw from the portion of the detector;
a pulse generator configured to generate a reset signal in response to the supply voltage transitioning from a voltage below
the trip point voltage level to above the trip point voltage level; and

a monitor configured to detect that the supply voltage has dropped and to provide, in response to detecting the supply voltage
has dropped, the enable signal to the detector to enable current draw from the portion of the detector.