US Pat. No. 9,373,436

LIQUID COOLED INDUCTORS

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An inductor assembly, comprising:
an inductor core defining a cavity;
windings wrapped about the core with a cavity winding portion disposed in the cavity;
a cooling element with a base portion integrally connected to an insert portion, the insert portion being seated within the
cavity;

a cold plate connected to the base portion of the cooling element; and
a gasket seated between the cold plate and the base portion of the cooling element,
wherein the cooling element defines a coolant conduit disposed within the inductor core cavity and adjacent to the cavity
winding portion,

wherein the coolant conduit extends from a first end of the cavity toward an opposed second end of the cavity and includes
an inlet port and an outlet port in fluid communication with each other through the coolant conduit,

wherein the gasket extends about the inlet port or the outlet port of the coolant conduit.

US Pat. No. 9,370,985

PISTON WITH CRUSH FINS

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. An air spring for an air suspension system comprising:
a piston assembly and a damper assembly;
a plurality of crush ribs spaced apart from one another located within an internal cavity defined by the piston assembly and
extending in an axial direction;

a striker cap located proximate to a first end of the damper assembly;
wherein there is a first interference fit between the damper assembly and the striker cap and wherein there is a second interference
fit between the striker cap and the crush fins such that the piston assembly and the damper assembly are rotationally fixed
relative to one another;

a damper snap ring located at a second end of the damper assembly;
an o-ring to seal the piston and the damper assembly; and
a support ring at a second end of the piston assembly to retain the o-ring.

US Pat. No. 9,373,485

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED DARKSPACE GAP DESIGN IN RF SPUTTERING CHAMBER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a target assembly for use in an RF sputtering chamber comprising:
providing a backing plate having a back surface, a front peripheral face defining an inner peripheral edge and a recessed
area having a shape bounded by the inner peripheral edge;

providing a target having substantially the same shape as the recessed area, the target having an inner surface, a sputterable
target surface and an outer peripheral edge; and

joining the inner surface of the target to the inner peripheral face of the backing plate so that the sputterable target surface
is substantially coplanar with the outer peripheral face, and after joining a vertical darkspace gap comprising a vertical
space is formed between the outer peripheral edge of the target and the inner peripheral edge of the recessed area of the
backing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,371,792

ACTIVE TUNING SYSTEM FOR ENGINE CONTROL UNIT

Hondata, Inc., Torrance,...

1. A method for an engine control unit to update internal tables based on feedback from an engine without external computing,
comprising the steps of:
providing flash memory and RAM memory in the engine control unit;
copying fuel adjustment values from the flash memory to the RAM memory;
modifying the fuel adjustment values copied to the RAM memory based on feedback from sensors while the engine control unit
is running;

reassigning the engine control unit to stop reading fuel adjustment value from the flash memory and begin reading fuel adjustment
values from the RAM memory; and

adjusting a fuel to air mixture in the engine based on the fuel adjustment values from the RAM memory.

US Pat. No. 9,374,224

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ENCRYPTING DATA

RISOFTDEV, INC., Moraga,...

1. A computer-implemented method for creating an encryption key, as carried out by a computer processor, the method comprising
the steps of:
implementing a key manager in a memory on an at least one computing device, said key manager configured for creating and managing
an at least one encryption key to be used for encrypting the data;

implementing an at least one key file in said memory on the at least one computing device, said key file associated with an
at least one authorized user and containing a key field comprising a pseudo random string of bytes;

constructing a set of base characters that are randomly selected by the computer processor performing a key extraction algorithm
from the key field, the set of base characters being a subset of the key field with at least one such randomly selected character
from the key field being non-contiguous with at least one other such randomly selected character from the key field, such
that the at least one such randomly selected character and the at least one other such randomly selected character are not
connected in an unbroken sequence of characters within the key field;

generating the encryption key by inputting the base characters into an encryption algorithm;
receiving, from a remote computing device, the data to be encrypted over a network; and
encrypting the data using the encryption key and sending the encrypted data over the network to the remote computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,374,630

LINKING ADDITIONAL CONTENT TO A BEING-CONSUMED VIDEO CONTENT ITEM

COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for providing additional content in association with a video content item, the method comprising:
receiving a video stream comprising a video content item and metadata;
identifying an additional content item to be associated with the video content item;
associating a link to the additional content item with the video content item;
receiving a selection to access the additional content item;
analyzing the video content item to determine whether to update the link to the additional content item according to one or
more factors;

updating the link to the additional content item by modifying a uniform resource locator associated with the additional content
item;

analyzing the video content item to determine whether to associate a new link to a new additional content item according to
the one or more factors;

associating the new link to the new additional content item by associating a new uniform resource locator to the new additional
content item corresponding to the video content item;

providing the additional content item and the new additional content item; and
enabling access to the additional content item and the new additional content item via the link and the new link from a viewing
guide.

US Pat. No. 9,374,881

RADIATION GENERATOR INCLUDING CUT-OFF VOLTAGE GENERATOR AND ASSOCIATED DETECTION UNIT

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A radiation generator comprising:
a radiation tube including:
a cathode heater configured to generate heat in response to a voltage being applied thereto,
an electron emitting cathode configured to emit electrons in response to the heat generated by the cathode heater,
a grid electrode configured to control an amount of electrons emitted from the electron emitting cathode,
a lens electrode configured to focus an electron beam passing through the grid electrode, and
an anode having a target configured to generate radiation in response to an electron irradiation from the electron emitting
cathode;

a grid-voltage generating unit configured to apply an extraction voltage to the grid electrode in response to an external
request for radiation output;

a cathode heater driver configured to generate a cathode heater voltage;
a cut-off voltage generating unit configured to generate a cut-off voltage applied to the grid electrode so as to lower the
potential of the grid electrode relative to the potential of the electron emitting cathode when there is no external request
for the radiation output;

a lens electrode driver configured to generate a lens electrode voltage applied to the lens electrode; and
a detection unit including a primary switching circuit and a secondary switching circuit, the primary switching circuit configured
to turn off energizing to the cathode heater and configured to detect a decrease in the cut-off voltage with respect to the
electron emitting cathode, and the secondary switching circuit configured to turn off energizing to the lens electrode,

wherein, when the decrease in the cut-off voltage is detected, the primary switching circuit turns off energizing to the cathode
heater such that the target is not irradiated by the electrons.

US Pat. No. 9,374,866

ORGANIC EL ILLUMINATION MODULE AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An organic EL illumination module comprising:
a flat plate-like light emitting panel configured to use an organic EL element, the light emitting panel including a positive
electrode layer, a light emitting layer containing a light emitting organic material, and a negative electrode layer, which
are stacked in that order; and

a holding member configured to hold the light emitting panel,
wherein the holding member includes: a conductive member serving as at least a part of the holding member,
wherein the light emitting panel further includes an insulating layer and a capacitance electrode which is connected to one
of the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer via the insulating layer and is coupled to the conductive
member,

wherein a capacitance component is provided between the conductive member and said one of the positive electrode layer and
the negative electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 9,374,916

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:
a case that comprises a bottom plate portion and a case-side peripheral wall portion extending upright from a peripheral edge
of the bottom plate portion, the case having an opening that opens to a lateral side;

a circuit structure that is accommodated in the case; and
a cover that closes the opening of the case and comprises a lid plate portion and a cover-side peripheral wall portion extending
upright from a peripheral edge of the lid plate portion and covering a perimeter of the case-side peripheral wall portion,

wherein the circuit structure comprises a circuit board and electronic components that are mounted on a mounting surface of
the circuit board, and the circuit structure is accommodated in the case such that the mounting surface of the circuit board
faces the opening,

wherein the circuit structure is disposed in the case with a space that allows water to pass through being provided between
an inner surface of the bottom plate portion and the circuit structure, and

wherein the electrical junction box further includes a waterproof wall extending from the lid plate portion toward the case
in a configuration in which the cover and the case are assembled, the waterproof wall located inside of the cover-side peripheral
wall portion, and located inside of the case-side upper wall portion in a configuration in which the cover and case are assembled,
wherein a protruding end of the waterproof wall extends closer to the bottom plate portion than a height from the bottom plate
portion of an outer peripheral end of a non-mounting surface of the circuit board on which no electronic components are mounted
such that the outer peripheral end of the circuit board is adjacent the protruding end of the waterproof wall in a configuration
in which the cover and the case are assembled, the protruding end of the waterproof wall being slightly spaced apart from
the bottom plate portion.

US Pat. No. 9,372,524

DYNAMICALLY MODIFYING A POWER/PERFORMANCE TRADEOFF BASED ON PROCESSOR UTILIZATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:
a plurality of cores and a power controller, the power controller including a logic having circuitry to dynamically update
a power management policy for a system including the processor from a power saving biased policy to a performance biased policy
when a utilization of the processor exceeds a threshold level, wherein the logic is to dynamically tune a loadline from the
power saving biased policy to the performance biased policy when a ratio of a duration of a maximum performance state residency
of the plurality of cores during an evaluation interval to a duration of an active state residency of the plurality of cores
during the evaluation interval exceeds the threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,371,111

SEMI SUBMARINE

1. A submersible assembly comprising:
(a) a support submersible comprising a pair of flotation devices; and
(b) a cabin pivotally coupled to the support structure between the pair of flotation devices and comprising an outer enclosure
encapsulating an inner cabin, wherein the cabin is configured to rotate between a raised position above a surface of a body
of water and a submerged position, wherein at least a portion of the cabin is below the surface of the body of water, and

wherein the pair of flotation devices are configured to maintain an appropriate displacement with respect to the surface of
the body of water and the inner cabin is configured to maintain substantially the same attitude as the support structure when
the cabin rotates between the raised position and the submerged position, and the outer enclosure is configured to rotate
between an attitude that is substantially the same attitude as the support structure in the raised position and an attitude
that is angled relative to the attitude of the support structure in the submerged position.

US Pat. No. 9,374,912

ELECTRICAL DEVICE WITH TEETH JOINING LAYERS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Continental Circuits LLC,...

4. A process of making an article of manufacture, the process comprising:
implementing a circuit design for an electrical device with circuitry comprising interlocking a conductor part of the circuitry
configured to fill cavities in a dielectric material disposed in combination with the circuitry and coupled with the conductor
part in a configuration where the dielectric material comprises a non-uniformly roughened surface comprising said cavities
which are located in and underneath an initial surface of the dielectric material that is delivered with solid content, the
dielectric material and the solid content being non-homogeneous materials, configured to bring about formation of the non-uniformly
roughened surface by etching of the dielectric material, at least some the cavities having a first cross-sectional distance
proximate the initial surface and a greater cross-sectional distance distant from the initial surface.

US Pat. No. 9,374,886

SIGNAL LINE PATH AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A signal line comprising:
a laminated body including at least a first insulator layer, a second insulator layer, and a third insulator layer that each
include a flexible material and that are laminated in a lamination direction from an upper side of the laminated body to a
lower side of the laminated body in this order;

a first ground conductor fixed to a main surface on an upper side of the first insulator layer;
a wiring conductor fixed to a main surface on an upper side of the second insulator layer; and
a second ground conductor provided on a main surface of the third insulator layer; wherein
the first ground conductor, the wiring conductor, and the second ground conductor define a stripline structure;
the laminated body has a bent structure so that the third insulator layer is located on an inner periphery side of the laminated
body, as compared to a location of the first insulator layer; and

surface roughnesses of surfaces on upper sides of the first ground conductor and the wiring conductor in the lamination direction
are smaller than surface roughnesses of surfaces on lower sides of the first ground conductor and the wiring conductor in
the lamination direction.

US Pat. No. 9,374,861

BACKLIGHT UNIT

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A backlight unit comprising:
a light source configured to emit light based on a driving current;
a sensing resistor configured to generate a sensing voltage based on the driving current;
a first comparator configured to compare the sensing voltage to a first reference voltage divided from a reference power to
thereby produce a first comparison signal;

a first switching element controlled by the first comparison signal applied from the first comparator to thereby switch the
sensing voltage;

a second comparator configured to compare the sensing voltage applied via the first switching element to a first ramp signal
to thereby produce a second comparison signal;

a current control switching element configured to control an amount of the driving current based on the reference power and
a current control signal applied from a current controller;

an abnormality detector configured to convert the second comparison signal applied from the second comparator into a DC voltage
and to compare the DC voltage to a critical voltage to thereby generate a third comparison signal; and

a cut-off controller configured to compare the third comparison signal applied from the abnormality detector to a cut-off
voltage to control the reference power based on the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 9,374,901

MONOLITHIC CAPACITOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE AND MONOLITHIC CAPACITOR

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A monolithic capacitor mounting structure comprising:
a monolithic capacitor including an elementary body having a parallelepiped shape or a substantially parallelepiped shape
and defined by plural dielectric layers and plural inner electrodes, which are alternately stacked, only one first outer electrode
located on a first side surface, extending in a lengthwise direction, of the elementary body, and only one second outer electrode
located on a second side surface, extending in the lengthwise direction, of the elementary body;

a mounting substrate including an insulating substrate, a first land electrode disposed on a surface of the insulating substrate
and connected to the first outer electrode, and a second land electrode disposed on the surface of the insulating substrate
and connected to the second outer electrode;

a first bonding material arranged to bond the first outer electrode and the first land electrode; and
a second bonding material arranged to bond the second outer electrode and the second land electrode; wherein
a portion of the first outer electrode joined with the first bonding material is a first bonding portion and a portion of
the second outer electrode joined with the second bonding material is a second bonding portion;

a length of each of the first and second bonding portions in the lengthwise direction is about 0.2 times to about 0.5 times
a length of the elementary body in the lengthwise direction; and

a center of each of the first and second bonding portions in the lengthwise direction is located at a position different from
a center of the elementary body in the lengthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 9,374,883

PLASMA LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND PLASMA LIGHT GENERATING METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A plasma light source apparatus, comprising: a chamber including a plasma source gas for generating laser induced plasma;
a laser generating part spaced apart from the chamber, the laser generating part being configured to generate a hollow laser
beam; and a curved mirror disposed between the chamber and the laser generating part, the curved mirror being configured to
reflect and to condense the generated hollow laser beam to generate the laser induced plasma in the chamber, and to reflect
a light emitted from the generated laser induced plasma, wherein the laser generating part includes a first laser source generating
a first laser beam, a second laser source generating a second laser beam, and a transformation part, and wherein the transformation
part transforms both of the first and second laser beams into the hollow laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,370,743

CARBON DIOXIDE ADSORBENT INCLUDING BARIUM TITANATE, CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS FOR SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A carbon dioxide adsorbent comprising:
a complex oxide including barium and titanium, the complex oxide having a perovskite crystalline structure and represented
by BaxTiyOz, an atomic ratio of Ba/Ti ranging from about 0.95 to about 1.70, the complex oxide having a specific surface area of greater
than or equal to about 20 m2/g and an average particle size of less than or equal to about 70 nm as measured by Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH) method.

US Pat. No. 9,374,865

LIGHTING DEVICE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND LIGHT FIXTURE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An illumination device, comprising:
a rectifier having a pair of input terminals and a pair of output terminals, and configured to rectify a sinusoidal AC voltage
received through the pair of input terminals to output a rectified pulsating voltage through the pair of output terminals;

a first series circuit of a charge-discharge circuit and a first solid-state light-emitting element array, the first series
circuit being electrically connected between the pair of output terminals of the rectifier; and

a second series circuit of a constant current regulator and a second solid-state light-emitting element array, the second
series circuit being electrically connected in parallel to the charge-discharge circuit, the constant current regulator being
configured to adjust a current flowing through the second solid-state light-emitting array to a constant current,

the first solid-stage light-emitting element array having an anode electrically connected to a higher potential side output
terminal of the pair of output terminals,

the second solid-state light-emitting element array having an anode electrically connected to a cathode of the first solid-state
light-emitting element, and

the charge-discharge circuit including a charge storage element, and configured so that a charge current flows to the charge
storage element through the first solid-state light-emitting element array, and so that a discharge current flows from the
charge storage element to the second solid-state light-emitting element array.

US Pat. No. 9,374,262

TECHNIQUES FOR LINEARIZING PHASE SEPARATELY FROM AMPLITUDE IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining an input signal at a beginning of a signal path of a radio frequency (RF) communication device;
estimating subsequent distortion of the input signal due to the signal path, the estimated distortion comprising estimated
phase distortion and estimated amplitude distortion of the input signal;

adjusting phase and amplitude within the signal path to compensate for the estimated phase distortion and the estimated amplitude
distortion to produce an adjusted signal, wherein the phase is adjusted separately from the amplitude,

wherein the adjusting the phase and amplitude of the input signal comprises:
adjusting the phase of the input signal with a phase modification circuit of the RF communication device, wherein the adjusting
the phase of the input signal with the phase modification circuit comprises:

modifying a phase of a signal in a local oscillator (LO) chain of the RF communication device based on the estimated phase
distortion; and

applying the modified LO signal to the input signal; and
adjusting the amplitude of the input signal with an amplitude modification circuit of the RF communication device, wherein
the amplitude modification circuit is separate from the phase modification circuit; and

generating a linearized signal at an end of the signal path based at least in part on the adjusted signal.

US Pat. No. 9,374,877

ESD PROTECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An ESD protection device comprising:
a first discharge electrode and a second discharge electrode that are disposed so as to face each other;
a discharge auxiliary electrode formed so as to span between the first discharge electrode and the second discharge electrode;
and

an insulator base that holds the first discharge electrode, the second discharge electrode, and the discharge auxiliary electrode,
wherein the discharge auxiliary electrode includes an aggregate of a plurality of metal particles each having a core-shell
structure including a core portion that contains, as a main component, a first metal and a shell portion that contains, as
a main component, a metal oxide containing a second metal, and

a pore is present in at least part of the shell portion.

US Pat. No. 9,374,862

CIRCUIT FOR VEHICLE LAMPS

Chih-Yuan Huang, Kaohsiu...

1. A circuit for driving a vehicle lamp, comprising:
a dummy load; andmultiple unidirectional conduction electronic components coupled to said dummy load, to enable overall currents of said multiple
unidirectional conduction electronic components to flow through said dummy load for decreasing a total resistance of said,
circuit; and
multiple LED strings, wherein each of said multiple LED strings being powered by a direct current power is coupled to each
of said multiple unidirectional conduction electronic components, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,372,600

SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A MOBILE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for navigating contents in a mobile device, the method comprising:
displaying, on a display of the mobile device, a current screen including an index region displaying a plurality of values,
and a content region, the content region displaying current content corresponding to a visually distinguished one of the values;

detecting a selection input of a new value on the index region;
determining a slide direction of new content to be displayed, by comparing a difference between the selected new value and
the visually distinguished one of the values, wherein the new content corresponds to the selected new value; and

changing the current screen into a new screen, the new screen containing the new content,
wherein the new content appears in the determined slide direction in a manner in which a portion of the new content and a
portion of the current content are together displayed temporarily as a mixed content region while the new content slides in
the determined direction onto a visible area of the display,

wherein the mixed content region comprises: (i) a title region displayed at a first level, and (ii) a partial content region
displayed at a second level, the partial content region containing a part of the current content and a part of the new content,
the parts being the same type of content, and

wherein displaying a current screen comprises presenting the plurality of values in the index region arranged in series horizontally,
and changing the current screen comprises:

presenting, when the new value is positioned to the left of the visually distinguished one of the values, the new content
in a direction from left to right; and

presenting, when the new value is positioned to the right of the visually distinguished one of the values, the new content
in a direction from right to left.

US Pat. No. 9,372,349

GLASSES-FREE 3D DISPLAY FOR MULTIPLE VIEWERS WITH A RESONANT SUBWAVELENGTH LENS LAYER

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A light field display for providing continuous 3D images to viewers at multiple views, comprising:
a resonant subwavelength lens layer comprising a plurality of resonant subwavelength lenses;
a pixel layer comprising a plurality of pixel layer elements, each resonant subwavelength lens integrated with an element
in the pixel layer, each pixel layer element including an active matrix array comprising a plurality of subpixels and an emitter
array comprising a plurality of emitters, each subpixel electrically coupled to the emitter array by a via, each emitter in
the emitter array positioned to cause light to arrive at the corresponding resonant subwavelength lens from a different set
of directions than those of light from another emitter in the emitter array, the corresponding resonant subwavelength lens
to output the light at an angle depending on the set of directions from which the light arrives,

wherein each emitter in the emitter array is narrower than a width of the pixel layer element, and
wherein the angle depends on the position of the emitter along the width of the pixel layer element; and
a circuit board connected to the pixel layer and the resonant subwavelength lens layer.

US Pat. No. 9,373,896

TRUE TIME DELAY COMPENSATION IN WIDEBAND PHASED ARRAY FED REFLECTOR ANTENNA SYSTEMS

VIASAT, INC, Carlsbad, C...

1. A phased array fed reflector (PAFR) antenna system comprising:
a reflector having a focal region;
a phased array of antenna elements comprising a plurality of antenna elements and disposed between the reflector and the focal
region of the reflector; and

a plurality of time delay compensation elements to communicate signals with the plurality of antenna elements, and corresponding
to a plurality of time delays associated with a plurality of free-space path length differences between the phased array of
antenna elements and the reflector,

wherein the phased array of antenna elements is divided into a plurality of zones, wherein the plurality of free-space path
length differences between the phased array of antenna elements and the reflector is based on a plurality of free-space path
length differences between antenna elements in the plurality of zones and the reflector,

wherein:
a first zone of the plurality of zones includes a first group of antenna elements of the phased array at a first range of
distances from the focal region of the reflector;

a second zone of the plurality of zones includes a second group of antenna elements of the phased array at a second range
of distances from the focal region of the reflector; and

the plurality of time delay compensation elements includes one or more first time delay compensation elements coupled to the
first group of antenna elements, and further includes one or more second time delay compensation elements coupled to the second
group of antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 9,370,532

PREBIOTIC FORMULATIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Ritter Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A method for preventing or reducing diarrhea associated with lactose intolerance, the method comprising orally administering
to a mammal an effective amount of a composition comprising a mixture of galactooligosaccharides, wherein the GOS comprises
1-10% by weight pentasaccharides and at least 45% by weight trisaccharides.

US Pat. No. 9,374,919

INSERT MOLDED DEVICE HOUSINGS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing member having a bottom surface, a top surface and a side wall, wherein the top surface and the side wall are separated
by a top engaging surface, wherein the bottom surface and the side wall are separated by a bottom engaging surface, wherein
at least a portion of the top surface is exposed;

an adhesive layer adhered to substantially the entire bottom surface of the housing member, the adhesive layer having an area
corresponding to the bottom surface of the housing member;

a film adhered to the adhesive layer; wherein the film has an area that is larger than the area of the adhesive layer, thereby
leaving a remainder portion of the film unadhered to the adhesive layer;

a molded member engaged with the top engaging surface and the bottom engaging surface of the housing member and with at least
part of the remainder portion of the film.

US Pat. No. 9,372,136

AGENT FOR IMPROVING CANCER CELL ADHESIVENESS

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A cancer cell enrichment filter comprising:
a substrate having a plurality of through holes, wherein at least a part of the substrate is coated with an agent for improving
cancer cell adhesiveness, the agent for improving cancer cell adhesiveness consisting of a polymer comprising a constitutional
unit represented by the following formula (1);


wherein (i) R1 is a hydrogen atom, R2 is an ethyl group, and m is 2 or (ii) R1 is a methyl group, R2 is a methyl group and m is 2.

US Pat. No. 9,371,300

CATALYTIC EPOXIDATION PROCESS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for the manufacture of an epoxide, comprising:
providing components to form a reaction mixture, wherein the components comprise:
an olefin;
hydrogen peroxide;
alkaline earth metal ions;
a manganese complex;
a buffer component; and
water; and
reacting the olefin with the hydrogen peroxide in the reaction mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,370,997

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TAIL TRIM USING CLAD METAL PLATE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A tail trim comprising:
a main tail trim; and
a housing coupled to the main tail trim, the housing comprising a tail trim upper cover and a tail trim lower cover,
wherein the main tail trim is formed from a first clad metal plate of two metal materials, and the housing is formed from
a second clad metal plate of two metal materials, wherein the at least one of the two metal materials of the first clad metal
plate is different than at least one of the metal materials of the second clad metal plate,

wherein the first clad metal plate is fabricated from A7075 aluminum alloy and an A5052 aluminum alloy, and the second clad
metal plate is formed from A7075 aluminum alloy and stainless steel.

US Pat. No. 9,370,476

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ALTERING HUMAN CUTANEOUS MICROBIOME TO INCREASE GROWTH OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS AND REDUCE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS PROLIFERATION

The Research Foundation f...

1. A method for promoting the growth of Staphylococcus epidermidis and inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus aureus in the cutaneous microbiome, comprising topically applying to said microbiome a composition including an arginine salt; a
zinc salt; and a physiologically-acceptable carrier suitable for topical application.

US Pat. No. 9,374,896

PACKAGING CARRIER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A packaging carrier, comprising: an interposer, having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, and
a plurality of first pads and second pads located on the first surface and the second surface, respectively;
a dielectric layer, having a third surface and a fourth surface opposite to each other, wherein the interposer is embedded
in the dielectric layer, the second surface of the interposer is not covered by the fourth surface of the dielectric layer
and has a height difference with the fourth surface; and

a built-up structure, disposed on the third surface of the dielectric layer and electrically connected to the first pads of
the interposer, wherein the built-up structure only comprises a first circuit layer, at least an insulating layer, at least
a second circuit layer, a plurality of first conductive vias and a plurality of second conductive vias, the first circuit
layer is disposed on the third surface of the dielectric layer, and the first circuit layer is electrically connected to the
first pads of the interposer through the first conductive vias, the insulating layer covers the first circuit layer and the
third surface of the dielectric layer, the second circuit layer is disposed on a surface of the insulating lager relatively
away from the third surface, the second conductive vias penetrate the insulating layer and electrically connect the first
circuit layer and the second circuit layer, and the dielectric layer only covers a portion of the built-up structure by the
third surface of the dielectric layer; wherein the interposer comprises a plurality of through vias, and each through via
is filled with a conductive material and electrically connects the corresponding first pad and the corresponding second pad;
and wherein the interposer comprises a first interposer layer, a second interposer layer and a third interposer layer, the
first interposer layer is located between the second interposer layer and the third interposer layer, and the through vias
at least comprises a plurality of first through vias passing through the first interposer layer and filled with the conductive
material, two surfaces opposite to each other of the first interposer layer are aligned with two ends of each of the first
through vias filled with the conductive material, and the second interposer layer and the third interposer layer respectively
have the first surface and the second surface, and a material of the first interposer layer comprises silicon, glass or ceramic;

materials of the second interposer layer and the third interposer layer are selected from glass, ceramic, polyimide (PI),
polybenzoxazole (PBO) fiber, bis-benzocyclobuten (BCB), silicones, acrylates or epoxy.

US Pat. No. 9,374,888

DIFFERENTIAL TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT HAVING AN INDUCTOR UNIT AND CAPACITOR UNITS CONFIGURED TO ATTENUATE A COMMON-MODE DIGITAL SIGNAL COMPONENT

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

6. A printed circuit board comprising:
a printed wiring board;
a semiconductor element configured to be mounted on the printed wiring board, and configured to transmit a digital differential
signal;

a differential signal wiring configured to be formed on the printed wiring board, and configured to comprise a first signal
line and a second signal line connected to the semiconductor element;

an inductor unit configured to be formed on the printed circuit board, and configured to comprise a first inductor provided
on the first signal line and a second inductor provided on the second signal line;

an input side capacitor unit configured to comprise a first capacitor wherein one end thereof is connected to a signal input
end of the first inductor, and the other end thereof is connected to a signal input end of the second inductor, a second capacitor
wherein one end thereof is connected to the signal input end of the first inductor, and the other end thereof is connected
to a ground, and a third capacitor wherein one end thereof is connected to the signal input end of the second inductor, and
the other end thereof is connected to the ground; and

an output side capacitor unit configured to be provided between the inductor unit and a differential signal reception unit,
wherein a difference between the capacitances of the second capacitor and the third capacitor falls within 20%, and a value
of C1/C2, when a capacitance of the first capacitor is C1, and a capacitance of one of the second and the third capacitor
is C2, is equal to or more than 0.75 and equal to or less than 2.25.

US Pat. No. 9,373,290

DISPLAY MODULE WITH E-PAPER DISPLAY COMPONENT AND AUXILIARY DISPLAY COMPONENT

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A display module comprising:
a substrate;
an auxiliary display component disposed on the substrate; and
an e-paper display component disposed on the auxiliary display component, wherein in a shutter mode, the e-paper display component
is substantially transparent, such that an image displayed by the auxiliary display component is able to pass along the e-paper
display component and be presented on a viewing side of the display module;

wherein the auxiliary display component is formed from a plurality of first pixels, the e-paper display component is formed
from a plurality of second pixels, and a size of at least one pixel of the first pixels is substantially equal to a size of
at least one pixel of the second pixels,

and wherein the first pixels and the second pixels are staggered with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,374,899

GOLD PAD MINI PCB MODULE

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, comprising:
a first printed circuit board having a first insulating substrate that includes first circuit traces formed of copper on the
first insulating substrate;

a second printed circuit board having a second insulating substrate, separate from the first insulating substrate, second
circuit traces formed of nickel/gold plated copper are on the second insulating substrate, and the second insulating substrate
includes terminations that are soldered to the first circuit traces; and

an electrical component constructed and arranged to contact the second circuit traces.

US Pat. No. 9,374,894

IMPRINTED MICRO-WIRE RIB STRUCTURE

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A micro-wire rib structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a cured layer formed on or over the substrate, the cured layer haying a cured-layer surface;
a micro-channel imprinted in the cured layer, the micro-channel having a micro-channel depth, a micro-channel bottom, first
and second micro-channel sides, and one or more ribs having opposing rib sides and a rib top defining a rib height less than
the micro-channel depth, each rib located between the first and second micro-channel sides and extending from the micro-channel
bottom toward the cured-layer surface;

a cured electrical conductor forming a micro-wire in the micro-channel, the micro-wire extending continuously from the first
micro-channel side, over the micro-channel bottom, the rib side(s) and rib top(s), to the second micro-channel side forming
a continuous electrical conductor from the first micro-channel side to the second micro-channel side.

US Pat. No. 9,374,893

PRODUCTION METHOD OF METALLIZED SUBSTRATE

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A production method of a metallized substrate comprising a wiring pattern, the metallized substrate comprising: a sintered
nitride ceramic substrate; a titanium nitride layer formed on the sintered substrate; and a metal layer being the wiring pattern
and containing copper, silver and titanium formed on the titanium nitride layer, the method comprising:
a step of layering a first paste layer by means of a first paste composition containing copper powder and titanium hydride
powder and having a thixotropic index of 0.2 to 1.0 on a part of the sintered nitride ceramic substrate, to produce a first
layered body, wherein the part of the sintered nitride ceramic substrate is a part where the wiring pattern is to be formed,
and wherein the copper powder is a mixed powder of copper powder A having an average particle size of 0.1 ?m or more and less
than 1.0 ?m and copper powder B having an average particle size of 1.0 to 5.0 ?m;

a step of layering a second paste layer by means of a second paste composition containing silver-copper alloy powder and not
containing a titanium component on the first paste layer of the first layered body, to produce a second layered body, wherein
the silver-copper alloy powder has a melting point of 630 to 850° C. and an average particle size of 0.1 to 20 ?m; and

a step of firing the second layered body, at a temperature such that the second paste composition melts wherein the temperature
is not greater than melting point of copper and wherein the firing is carried out under a condition such that a shape of the
first paste layer is maintained, to thereby form the titanium nitride layer and the metal layer on the sintered nitride ceramic
substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,374,882

FINAL FOCUS ASSEMBLY FOR EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light system comprising:
a target material delivery system configured to produce a target material; and
a beam delivery system that is configured to receive an amplified light beam and to direct the amplified light beam toward
a target location that receives the target material, the beam delivery system including a final focus assembly that focuses
the amplified light beam at a focal location that enables interaction between the amplified light beam and the target material
to cause the target material to be converted into a plasma that emits extreme ultraviolet light, the final focus assembly
comprising:

at least one transmissive optical element having at least one curved surface through which the amplified light beam travels,
wherein the amplified light beam that exits the at least one transmissive optical element is converging;

a convex reflective optical element that receives the amplified light beam transmitted through the at least one transmissive
optical element, wherein the amplified light beam reflected from the convex reflective optical element is diverging; and

a concave reflective optical element that receives the diverging amplified light beam reflected from the convex reflective
optical element, and reflects amplified light beam on a path toward the target location, wherein the amplified light beam
reflected from the concave reflective optical element is converging and focused at the target location.

US Pat. No. 9,373,817

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND DEVICE EMPLOYING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A substrate structure, comprising:
a flexible substrate having a top surface, a side surface, and a bottom surface; and
a first barrier layer disposed on and contacting the top surface of the flexible substrate, wherein the first barrier layer
consists of Si, N, and Z atoms, wherein the Z atom is selected from a group of H, C, and O atoms, and wherein Si of the first
barrier layer is present in an amount from 35 to 42 atom %, N of the first barrier layer is present in an amount from 10 to
52 atom %, and Z of the first barrier layer is present in an amount from 6 to 48 atom %.

US Pat. No. 9,373,566

HIGH POWER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT WITH MULTIPLE LEADFRAMES

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. An electronic component, comprising:
a semiconductor die having a first surface, the first surface comprising a first current electrode and a control electrode;
a die pad comprising a first surface;
a plurality of leads, and
a gull-wing shaped conductive element coupled to a first lead of the plurality of leads by a spot weld connection,
wherein the first current electrode is mounted on the die pad and the gull-wing shaped conductive element is coupled between
the control electrode and the first lead,

wherein the gull-wing shaped conductive element comprises a first end having a first surface that is substantially coplanar
with the first surface of the die pad,

wherein the semiconductor die extends between the die pad and the first end of the gull-wing shaped conductive element,
wherein the gull-wing shaped conductive element is provided as a separate piece from the first lead of the plurality of leads,
wherein the die pad has an L-shaped configuration in plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,372,824

ADVANCED AVAILABILITY DETECTION

Avaya Inc., Basking Ridg...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a telecommunications terminal, an invitation to participate in a telecommunications session, wherein participation
in the telecommunications session requires availability of a set of resources of the telecommunications terminal;

obtaining, by the telecommunications terminal, a measurement of use of a resource of the telecommunications terminal, wherein
the resource is not a member of the set of resources, wherein the measurement of the use of the resource comprises at least
one of a first indication of a usage of a hardware component, a second indication of a load of the hardware component, or
a third indication of a utilization rate of the hardware component;

determining, by the telecommunications terminal, an availability of a user associated with the telecommunication terminal
based on the measurement of use of the resource; and

generating, by the telecommunications terminal, a response to the invitation based on the availability of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,374,868

LIGHTING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a primary control unit arranged to obtain a lighting device control command and comprising a control unit interface; and
a group of light units, each light unit of said group being arranged for receiving light generation control commands via a
light unit interface of the light unit,

wherein the primary control unit is arranged
to select, on the basis of an obtained lighting device control command, a broadcast communication mode or an addressing communication
mode of the control unit interface, and

to communicate at least one light generation control command to at least one of said light unit interfaces of at least one
respective light unit of said group of light units via the control unit interface using the selected communication mode,

wherein when the broadcast communication mode is used, the light generation control command comprises a broadcast identifier,
and

wherein when the addressing communication mode is used, the light generation control command comprises an address identification
specific to one of said light units.

US Pat. No. 9,374,907

METHOD OF IMPROVING SHEET RESISTIVITY OF PRINTED CONDUCTIVE INKS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of forming a printed pattern on a substrate, comprising
depositing a conductive ink comprised of a conductive material, a thermoplastic binder and a solvent, onto the substrate to
form a printed pattern,

curing the printed pattern at a temperature of from 120° C. to about 140° C. for a sufficient time to remove substantially
all solvent from the conductive ink, and

fusing the printed pattern by feeding the substrate with the printed pattern thereon through a fusing system operated at a
temperature of about 20° C. to about 130° C. above the glass transition temperature of the thermoplastic binder and subjecting
the printed pattern to a temperature of at least 120° C. at a minimum to about 140° C., a pressure of from about 50 psi to
about 1500 psi, and a feed rate through the fusing system of about 1 m/min to about 100 m/min;

wherein the thermoplastic binder comprises polyvinylpyrrolidone and a polyvinylbutyral terpolymer of the formula

wherein R1 is a chemical bond or a divalent hydrocarbon linkage having from about 1 to about 20 carbons; R2 and R3 are independently an alkyl group, an aromatic group or a substituted aromatic group having from about 1 to about 20 carbon
atoms; x, y and z independently represent the proportion of the corresponding repeat units respectively expressed as a weight
percent, wherein each repeat unit is randomly distributed along polymer chain, a sum of x, y and z is about 100 weight percent,
and x is from about 3 weight percent to about 50 weight percent, y is from about 50 weight percent to about 95 weight percent,
and z is from about 0.1 weight percent to about 15 weight percent, further wherein the weight ratio of polyvinylpyrrolidone
to the polyvinylbutyral terpolymer is from about 1:3 to about 1:30.

US Pat. No. 9,373,749

SURFACE-PASSIVATED SILICON QUANTUM DOT PHOSPHORS

University of Washington ...

1. A silicon phosphor comprising:
a core comprising a silicon particle;
a plurality of silicon nanoparticles attached to the core;
an oxygen-free surface passivation layer substantially encapsulating each of the plurality of silicon nanoparticles; and
a passivating layer comprising a plurality of passivating ligands bound to the oxygen-free surface passivation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,373,603

REFLOW PROCESS AND TOOL

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:
moving a package workpiece into a chamber of a reflow tool, an exhaust system set at a first pressure removing gas from the
chamber during the moving the package workpiece into the chamber;

enclosing the package workpiece in an enclosed environment of the chamber;
causing an oxygen content of the enclosed environment of the chamber to be less than 40 parts per million (ppm), the causing
the oxygen content to be less than 40 ppm comprising setting the exhaust system at a second pressure less than the first pressure;
and

performing a reflow process in the enclosed environment of the chamber while the oxygen content is less than 40 ppm, the reflow
process reflowing a reflowable material of the package workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,373,564

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND STACKING STRUCTURE THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate, comprising a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a plurality of through holes,
wherein the through holes respectively connect the first surface and the second surface;

a redistribution layer, disposed on the first surface;
a plurality of through-silicon vias, disposed in the through holes, and each of the through-silicon vias respectively including
a first end and a second end opposite to each other, wherein the first end of each through-silicon via is connected to the
redistribution layer, and the second end of each through-silicon via protrudes from the second surface;

a plating seed layer, disposed between an inner wall of each of the through holes and the corresponding through-silicon vias;
an anti-oxidation layer, disposed between the plating seed layer and the corresponding through-silicon vias, and a portion
of the anti-oxidation layer covers the second ends of the corresponding through-silicon vias; and

a buffer layer, disposed on the substrate, covering the first surface, and exposing the redistribution layer.
US Pat. No. 9,372,189

BIOMARKER FOR LYMPHOCYTIC INFUNDIBULONEUROHYPOPHYSITIS, AND USE APPLICATIONS THEREOF

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. An assay for the discrimination of lymphocytic infundibuloneurohypophysitis, the assay comprising the following steps (a)
to (c):
(a) a step of providing a specimen derived from a subject suspected of having lymphocytic infundibuloneurohypophysitis, wherein
the specimen is blood, plasma, serum, or cerebrospinal fluid;

(b) a step of detecting an anti-rabphilin 3a antibody in the specimen with a labeled rabphilin 3a or a labeled antibody binding
fragment of rabphilin 3a; and

(c) a step of determining whether the subject has lymphocytic infundibuloneurohypophysitis, or the subject has the possibility
of developing lymphocytic infundibuloneurohypophysitis, wherein the subject has infundibuloneurohypophysitis or the subject
has the possibility of developing lymphocytic infundibuloneurohypophysitis when the detection result of step (b) is greater
than a standard value, a control value, or a value of a previous specimen taken from the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,374,887

SINGLE-RESONATOR DOUBLE-NEGATIVE METAMATERIAL

Sandia Corporation, Albu...

1. A double-negative metamaterial, comprising a periodic array of single-resonator unit cells, each resonator comprising at
least one inclusion in a dielectric structure wherein the at least one inclusion has a different permittivity than the dielectric
structure material and wherein the at least one inclusion comprises at least one high-permittivity inclusion, thereby shifting
the higher frequency, lowest-order electric resonance of the resonator to a lower frequency, and at least one low-permittivity
inclusion, thereby shifting the lower frequency, lowest-order magnetic resonance of the resonator to a higher frequency such
that the electric resonance and the magnetic resonance of the resonator are in alignment at an operating frequency, thereby
providing a metamaterial having a negative index of refraction.

US Pat. No. 9,371,255

MIXED OXIDE COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING ISOOLEFINS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process, comprising:
cleaving a starting compound of formula II:

to isoolefins of formula I:

and a compound of formula III:
R—OH  III
in the presence of a catalyst,
wherein
R is H or an alkyl radical having one carbon atom or two carbon atoms,
R1 is H, or a methyl or ethyl radical, and
R2 and R3 are each independently a methyl or ethyl radical, and
wherein the catalyst comprises a silicon-aluminium mixed oxide powder, present predominantly or completely as aggregated primary
particles, and

an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal oxide,
wherein a weight ratio (Al2O3/SiO2)gt in the primary particles is from 0.002 to 0.05,

a weight ratio (Al2O3/SiO2)surface of the primary particles in a layer close to a surface and having a thickness of approximately 5 nm is less than in the primary
particles overall and

a BET surface area of the primary particles is from 50 to 250 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,372,162

CHARACTERIZATION OF SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION PROPERTIES DERIVED FROM QUANTITATIVE X-RAY CT SCANS OF DRILL CUTTINGS

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method to characterize subterranean formations, comprising:
a) extracting drill cuttings from a used drilling fluid at the Earth's surface, wherein the drilling fluid transports the
drill cuttings to the Earth's surface after use of the drilling fluid in a drilling of a wellbore in a subterranean reservoir;

b) grouping the drill cuttings into a group of cuttings based on a time of arrival of the drill cuttings at the Earth's surface;
c) repeating steps a) and b) at least once to provide a plurality of groups of drill cuttings that arrive sequentially at
different recorded times at the Earth's surface, wherein the plurality of groups of drill cuttings are placed in separate
respective containers in a sequential arrangement thereof, wherein different containers are used to store different groups
of drill cuttings having different times of arrival;

d) measuring a bulk density of at least one of the plurality of groups of drill cuttings of c) to provide a measured bulk
density;

e) performing a multi-energy X-ray CT scan of the at least one group of drill cuttings of d) to generate digital images of
the drill cuttings of the group of drill cuttings;

f) estimating an estimated bulk density and effective atomic number as data pairs for each of the cuttings of the at least
one group of cuttings scanned in e), wherein the estimating of the estimated bulk density further comprises using the measured
bulk density measured in step d) in calibrating and adjusting estimated density values determined for the cuttings of the
at least one group of cuttings scanned in e);

g) assembling a reconstituted core using at least of a portion of the at least one group of drill cuttings; and
h) determining at least one rock or formation parameter associated with a subterranean location in the subterranean reservoir
using the reconstituted core.

US Pat. No. 9,373,053

IMAGE PROCESSOR WITH EDGE SELECTION FUNCTIONALITY

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A method comprising:
performing an edge detection operation on a first image to obtain a second image;
identifying particular edges of the second image that exhibit at least a specified reliability, comprising:
applying an edge segmentation operation to the second image to identify a plurality of distinct edge segments;
defining edge segment vicinities for the respective edge segments;
utilizing the first image and the edge segment vicinities to obtain level statistics for the edge segments; and
generating an accept or discard decision for each of the edge segments based on the level statistics and a specified threshold
value; and

generating a third image comprising the particular edges and excluding other edges of the second image;
wherein said performing, identifying and generating are implemented in at least one processing device comprising a processor
coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 9,371,616

LAMINATE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, ...

1. A laminate comprising:
a resin substrate, wherein the resin substrate is a polyethylene terephthalate film or a triacetyl cellulose film; and
a composite layer on the resin substrate,
wherein the composite layer contains an inorganic compound and a cellulose fiber exhibiting an average fiber diameter of not
less than 2 nm and not more than 180 nm,

the inorganic compound is an inorganic particulate compound, and
the inorganic particulate compound is silica and has a volume average particle diameter of not less than 1 nm and not more
than 1000 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,370,999

VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A vehicle comprising:
a body frame;
a first seat including a first seating portion supported by the body frame and on which an occupant sits;
a second seat including a second seating portion supported by the body frame and on which an occupant sits, the second seat
being disposed rightward of the first seat;

an engine including a crankshaft extending in a front-rear direction of the vehicle, the engine being supported by the body
frame and disposed rearward relative to the first and second seating portions;

a transmission configured to rotate by receiving a driving force from the crankshaft and including a main shaft provided with
a plurality of first gears including a first axially movable gear, and a drive shaft provided with a plurality of second gears
including a second axially movable gear and configured to intermesh with the first gears; and

a transmission case provided as a component separate from the engine and spaced away from the engine and in which the transmission
is contained; wherein

at least a portion of the transmission case is disposed between the first and second seating portions, and above a lower end
of the first seating portion and a lower end of the second seating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,374,936

WORKPIECE MOUNTING APPARATUS

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A workpiece mounting apparatus comprising:
a workpiece transfer apparatus including
a nozzle unit including a tubular body having opposed first and second ends, a suction hole opening at the first end of the
tubular body, and an end face member sealing the second end of the tubular body, wherein at least part of the end face member
is transparent,

an imaging unit for capturing, through the end face member and the suction hole, an image of a first pattern for positioning
of a workpiece, the first pattern being located on a surface of the workpiece that is held at the suction hole, and

an image processor for identifying a reference position of the workpiece based on an image including the first pattern for
positioning that is captured by the first imaging unit;

a substrate support unit supporting a substrate which has a second pattern for positioning located on at least one side of
the substrate, wherein the imaging unit captures an image including the second pattern for positioning of the substrate supported
by the substrate support unit; and

a relative positioning unit for controlling relative position of the nozzle unit; wherein
the image processor identifies a mounting target position on the substrate, based on the image including the second pattern
for positioning that is captured by the imaging unit, and

the relative positioning unit controls the nozzle unit to mount the workpiece on the substrate, when the reference position
of the workpiece, identified by the first pattern for positioning, coincides with the mounting target position on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,374,524

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO PROCESSING TO REMOVE NOISE FROM A DIGITAL VIDEO SEQUENCE CONTAINING A MODULATED LIGHT SIGNAL

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method comprising:
electronically receiving, by an image sensor of a device, a digital video sequence of a scene, wherein:
the digital video sequence comprises a sequence of frames;
the scene comprises both modulated illumination broadcast by a beacon light source and un-modulated illumination; and
each frame of the sequence of frames comprises a plurality of pixel values, each of the plurality of pixel values having a
given point in the frame;

calculating noise from the digital video sequence, wherein the noise comprises information within the digital video sequence
corresponding to the un-modulated illumination of the scene;

removing the calculated noise from the digital video sequence to obtain an isolated digital video sequence of the modulated
illumination of the scene; and

demodulating the emitted light signal from the isolated digital video sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,374,154

WIRELESS CONNECTIONS WITH VIRTUAL HYSTERESIS

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A first contactless connector included in a first device for communicating with a second contactless connector included
in a second device using extremely high frequency (EHF) signals, the first contactless connector comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a transmitted EHF electromagnetic signal from the second contactless connector;
an output circuit coupled to receive the transmitted EHF signal from an output of the receiver, the output circuit configured
to:

output the transmitted EHF signal when a control signal has a first state and configured to not output the transmitted EHF
signal when the control signal has a second state; and

a controller coupled to the receiver and configured to:
determine a signal strength of the transmitted EHF signal;
produce the control signal having the second state until the determined signal strength of the transmitted EHF signal exceeds
a first threshold for a first time interval, whereupon the controller produces the control signal having the first state to
enable the output circuit to output the transmitted EHF signal from the receiver; and thereafter

produce the control signal with the second state to disable the output circuit from outputting the transmitted EHF signal
from the receiver when the determined signal strength of the transmitted EHF signal fails to meet a second threshold for a
second time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,374,112

CAPTURE SELECTION FOR DIGITAL PRE-DISTORTION ADAPTATION AND CAPTURE CONCATENATION FOR FREQUENCY HOPPING PRE-DISTORTION ADAPTATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of training a digital pre-distortion component comprising:
capturing, via a first capturing component, a first sample set of received data;
generating, via a first generating component, a first change matrix associated with a portion of the first sample set of received
data;

storing, into a first memory component, the first change matrix;
capturing, via a second capturing component, a second sample set of received data;
generating, via a second generating component, a second change matrix associated with a portion of the second sample set of
received data;

storing, into a second memory component, the second change matrix;
capturing, via a third capturing component, a third sample set of received data;
generating, via a third generating component, a third change matrix associated with a portion of the third sample set of received
data;

comparing, via a comparing component, the third change matrix with the first change matrix to obtain a first comparison;
comparing, via the comparing component, the third change matrix with the second change matrix to obtain a second comparison;
and

adapting, via an adapting component, a digital pre-distortion component with the third sample set of data based on one of
the first comparison and the second comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,373,247

DISASTER MONITORING AND PRE-WARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A disaster monitoring and pre-warning system, comprising:
a disaster informing system for transferring at least one first disaster information;
a plurality of Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) devices for sensing at least one disaster event to generate at least one second
disaster information according to the at least one disaster event, wherein the at least one second disaster information is
transferred by a peer-to-peer technology;

a monitoring host for receiving the at least one first disaster information and the at least one second disaster information,
wherein each of the at least one first disaster information and each of the at least one second disaster information further
comprise a data of the at least one disaster event and a data of whether or not the at least one disaster event is a pre-warning
event, and the monitoring host generates a first pre-warning information according to the pre-warning event when one of the
at least one first disaster information and the at least one second disaster information includes the data of the at least
one disaster event is the pre-warning event; and

a pre-warning message issuing host to issue the first pre-warning information,
wherein the Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) devices further comprises:
a plurality of WMN assistant stations for sensing the at least one disaster event to generate the at least one second disaster
information:

a plurality of WMN relay stations for receiving the at least one second disaster information and pass the at least one second
disaster information; and

a WMN main station for receiving the at least one second disaster information from the WMN relay stations and the at least
one first disaster information or the first pre-warning information from the monitoring host, wherein the WMN main station
further comprises:

a first communication module for communicating with the WMN relay stations to receive the at least one second disaster information;
a second communication module for communicating with the monitoring host to receive the first pre-warning information;
a first micro-controller for receiving the first pre-warning information and receiving the at least one second disaster information
to generate a second pre-warning information,

wherein when the first micro-controller receives the first pre-warning information and the at least one second disaster information
at the same time, the first micro-controller transfers the first pre-warning information first.

US Pat. No. 9,373,018

INDICIA-READER HAVING UNITARY-CONSTRUCTION

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An indicia-reading device, comprising:
an indicia-capturing subsystem for acquiring information about indicia within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view;
an indicia-decoding subsystem configured for decoding indicia information acquired by the indicia-capturing subsystem; and
a hand-supportable housing comprising a head portion an adjacent handle portion, and a host-connector cable having at least
one connector end wherein (i) the head portion substantially encloses the indicia-capturing subsystem and the indicia-decoding
subsystem, (ii) the handle is formed as a unitary-construction; (iii) the handle directly integrates and surrounds a portion
of the host-connector cable, and (iv) the at least one connector end of the host-connector cable extends from the upper portion
of the handle.

US Pat. No. 9,374,874

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Synapse Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
storing, in memory, a light identifier identifying a light source;
displaying, by a mobile communication device, a map of an area in which the light source is located;
displaying, by the mobile communication device, a graphical icon representing the light source;
receiving, by the mobile communication device, a first user input for selecting the graphical icon;
wirelessly transmitting from the mobile communication device a message having the light identifier in response to the first
user input;

changing a state of the light source in response to the message;
receiving, by the mobile communication device, a second user input for moving the graphical icon relative to the map subsequent
to the changing; and

moving, by the mobile communication device, the graphical icon to a location on the map corresponding to a location of the
light source within the area in response to the second user input.

US Pat. No. 9,373,838

ELECTRODES, LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A porous composite comprising:
a plurality of agglomerated nanocomposites, wherein each of the plurality of nanocomposites comprises:
a dendritic particle comprising a three-dimensional, randomly-ordered assembly of nanoparticles of an electrically conducting
material, and

a plurality of discrete non-porous nanoparticles of a non-carbon Group 4A element or mixture thereof disposed on a surface
of the dendritic particle;

wherein each nanocomposite of the plurality of agglomerated nanocomposites has at least a portion of the dendritic particle
in electrical communication with at least a portion of a dendritic particle of an adjacent nanocomposite in the plurality
of agglomerated nanocomposites, and

wherein the porous composite comprises a total pore volume within the porous composite that has a range of 3 to 20 times the
volume occupied by all of the non-carbon Group 4A element nanoparticles in the porous composite.

US Pat. No. 9,373,560

DRIVE CIRCUIT DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A drive circuit device comprising:
a circuit board in which a drive circuit is formed, the drive circuit including a plurality of switching arms connected in
parallel, and each of the switching arms including a first switching element and a second switching element that are connected
in series; and

a heat-dissipating unit that dissipates heat of the circuit board to an outside,
wherein the circuit board is a board having a multilayer structure in which multiple circuit conductor layers are stacked
with insulating layers being interposed between the circuit conductor layers, the circuit conductor layers including circuit
patterns made of a conductive material,

wherein the first switching elements and the second switching elements are provided in the circuit board so that a circuit
conductor layer of the circuit conductor layers is sandwiched from both sides in the stacking direction between all of the
first switching elements and all of the second switching elements so that heat from each of the first switching elements dissipates
through the circuit conductor layer and heat from each of the second switching elements also dissipates through the circuit
conductor layer,

wherein a region in which the first switching elements are positioned and a region in which the second switching elements
are positioned overlap each other in a stacking direction,

wherein a lead-out portion is formed at the circuit pattern of the circuit conductor layer interposed between the first switching
elements and the second switching elements, and

wherein the lead-out portion extending from the circuit board in a direction orthogonal to the stacking direction, and being
connected to the heat-dissipating unit so that heat is transferred to the heat-dissipating unit.

US Pat. No. 9,372,536

TOUCH SCREEN WITH TACTILE FEEDBACK

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, an input responsive to a user contact with a surface of a first layer of a touch screen,
the first layer comprising one or more sensors configured to sense the user contact;

generating an input signal associated with the input;
providing tactile feedback responsive to the user contact via one or more micro electromechanical machines (MEMs) included
in a second layer of the touch screen, the second layer of the touch screen being below the first layer of the touch screen;
and

providing visual feedback via a third layer of the touch screen based, at least in part, on the input signal, the third layer
of the touch screen being below the second layer of the touch screen, wherein the first layer and the second layer are substantially
transparent and wherein the visual feedback is visible through the first layer which is sensitive to the user contact and
through the second layer configured to provide the tactile feedback;

wherein the visual feedback comprises highlighting, enlarging or moving a visual representation of an image associated with
the input, and

wherein receiving the user contact with the surface of the first layer comprises:
receiving a user touch against the surface of the first layer,
inducing a voltage across the second layer by compressing at least one piezoelectric crystal in the second layer in response
to the user touch against the surface of the first layer, and

inducing the tactile feedback provided via the one or more MEMs using the voltage induced across the second layer.

US Pat. No. 9,372,793

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTIVE CACHING

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
monitoring an application being executed on a host to generate a prediction concerning a quantity of data;
requesting the quantity of data from a data array coupled to the host;
receiving the quantity of data from the data array;
storing the quantity of data within a frontend cache system included within the host;
analyzing the accuracy of the prediction concerning the quantity of data and one or more prior predictions concerning other
quantities of data to generate an accuracy score, including determining whether the quantity of data from the prediction and
the other quantities of data from the one or more prior predictions were requested from the data array, wherein a weight is
assigned to at least one of the prediction and the one or more prior predictions based upon, at least in part, an age of each
respective prediction;

generating a historical record of each respective prediction;
and
if the accuracy score has fallen between a range of values, ignoring at least a portion of a next quantity of data requested
for a next prediction.

US Pat. No. 9,372,135

FLUIDICS PLATFORM AND METHOD FOR SAMPLE PREPARATION

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A fluidics platform comprising a pump, particles and a particle-holding means,
wherein the pump comprises
a chamber adapted to house a fluidic content; and
a plunger adapted to seal inside and slide along a columnar portion of the chamber,
a heater configured to cover a full length of the columnar portion of the chamber, wherein
the plunger is adapted to draw or expel the fluidic content into or out of the chamber through an opening at the top of the
chamber by sliding along the columnar portion of the chamber,

the particles are adapted to adsorb a target component of the fluidic content in the chamber,
the particle-holding means is configured to retain the particles inside the chamber, and to remain stationary relative to
the chamber when the fluidic content is expelled from the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,374,875

LIGHT FIXTURE CONNECTABLE DEVICE USEFUL FOR ESTABLISHING A NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Ariel-University Research...

1. A device suitable for connection to a light fixture, comprising:
a body configured to be electrically connected to a light fixture;
a controller configured to control operation of an electrical light-emitter connected to said body, where said control includes
coded modulation of said electrical light emitter in a manner which is not detected by humans but is detectable by a light
detector, to allow acquisition of data from the modulated light signal, said coded modulation including at least an indication
of the identification of the device, and

at least one of:
said body further configured to allow reversible connection of said electrical light-emitter thereto, allowing electrical
connection of a reversibly-connected light-emitter with a light fixture through the device to allow operation of the reversibly
connected light emitter; and

further comprising an electrical light-emitter connected to said body as an integral part of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,373,044

TRAILER LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A lane departure warning system for a vehicle towing a trailer, comprising:
an imager detecting a lane boundary on a roadway;
a sensor detecting a hitch angle between the vehicle and the trailer;
a controller determining a lateral offset of the trailer relative to the vehicle based on the hitch angle and a length of
the trailer; and

a warning apparatus generating a signal when the lateral offset crosses the lane boundary.

US Pat. No. 9,370,998

FUEL FILLER SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING SAME

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

1. A fuel filler system for use in a motor vehicle, said fuel filler system comprising:
a fuel filler tube including a tube end and a longitudinal axis;
a closure device assembly coupleable with said tube end, wherein said closure device assembly comprises an inner collar and
an outer cover;

a circumferential rim extending radially outward from said tube end, said circumferential rim defining a non-planar cross-sectional
shape and comprising a curved sealing surface extending radially outward from said tube end;

at least one catch member extending from an inner surface of said outer cover of said closure device assembly, wherein said
outer cover and said inner collar define an annular gap that receives said circumferential rim after said closure device assembly
is coupled to said fuel filler tube; and

a seal member circumferentially coupled to a portion of said closure device assembly via a circumferential notch defined in
a radially outwardly-facing surface of said inner collar, and axially spaced apart from said at least one catch member, wherein
said circumferential rim is axially captured between said at least one catch member and said seal member such that said sealing
surface sealingly engages said seal member.

US Pat. No. 9,374,702

TECHNIQUE FOR OPERATING A NETWORK NODE DURING A MOBILE TERMINATING ROAMING FORWARDING PROCEDURE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a first Mobile Switching Center, MSC, during a Mobile Terminating Roaming Forwarding, MTRF, procedure
for a call to a Mobile Subscriber, MS, the MTRF procedure involving the first MSC paging the MS and a second MSC where the
MS is performing a location update, the method comprising:
receiving an information request message;
receiving, from the second MSC, a Mobile Subscriber Roaming Number, MSRN, associated with the call to the MS; and
sending, in response to the information request message, the MSRN towards a Gateway MSC, GMSC.

US Pat. No. 9,372,315

MICRO BI-DIRECTIONAL OPTICAL SUB-ASSEMBLY

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A bi-directional optical sub-assembly (BOSA) package comprising:
only one cylindrical transistor outline (TO) package comprising a receiver optical sub-assembly (ROSA), a transmitter optical
sub-assembly (TOSA), a TO header, a thin film filter (TFT), and a combination part comprising a focusing lens, a slot, and
a through hole: and

an optical port in optical communication with the ROSA and the TOSA,
wherein the TO header comprises a top surface,
wherein the TOSA and the ROSA are mounted on the top surface,
wherein the focusing lens and the through hole are in a first plane and adjacent to one another,
wherein the slot is in a second plane oriented at about ninety degrees to the first plane,
wherein the slot is angled at about forty-five degrees with respect to the first plane, and
wherein the TFF is positioned in the slot such that the TFF is between the optical port and the focusing lens, a first optical
signal transmitted from the TOSA is reflected by the TFF toward the optical port, and a second optical signal received from
the optical port passes through the TFF to the ROSA.

US Pat. No. 9,371,733

ROTOR BLADE ARRANGEMENT FOR A TURBO MACHINE

MTU Aero Engines GmbH, M...

1. A moving blade system for a turbomachine, comprising:
at least one moving blade; and
at least one tuning mass movably situated in at least one cavity of the moving blade system,
at least one of the tuning mass and the cavity being adapted so that the tuning mass rests against an inner wall of the cavity
in a predefined first operating state of the turbomachine and at least temporarily moves away from the inner wall in a second
predefined operating state of the turbomachine,

wherein one of the first and second predefined operating states is proximate to a natural frequency of the moving blade system
having a tuning mass resting against the inner wall or positioned at a distance therefrom, wherein the proximate operating
state is between 0.9 to 0.99 times of the natural frequency of the moving blade.

US Pat. No. 9,374,867

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Koninklijkle Philips Elec...

1. An illumination apparatus for reading or working comprising:
a light source configured to generate light;
a detector configured to detect postures of a user within a time period and generate a plurality of signals corresponding
to the time period;

a processor configured to determine the status of the user within the time period, based on the plurality of signals, and
adjust the light source to generate light corresponding to the determined status of the user to adjust posture of the user
or a concentration level of the user; and

wherein a first portion of the plurality of ultrasonic sensors and a second portion of the plurality of ultrasonic sensors
are configured to respectively measure a first distance between a first part of the object and the illumination apparatus
and a second distance between a second part of the object and the illumination apparatus, and the processor is further configured
to process the plurality of signals to determine an angle of bend of the object and compare the angle of bend with a preset
angle parameter, and, when the angle of bend is larger than the preset angle parameter, adjust the light source to increase
at least one of the light intensity or the CCT of the light.

US Pat. No. 9,373,432

ALCOHOLIC SOLUTION AND SINTERED MAGNET

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. An alcoholic solution comprising FeCo-based particles and rare earth fluoride particles mixed together,
wherein particle diameters of said FeCo-based particles are larger than particle diameters of said rare earth fluoride particles,
particle diameters of said FeCo-based particles are from 20 to 200 nm, and
particle diameters of said rare earth fluoride particles are from 1 to 50 nm,
and wherein from 1 to 90% of said rare earth fluoride particles are amorphous.

US Pat. No. 9,372,737

VIDEO STREAM MANAGEMENT FOR REMOTE GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) from a server computing device to a client computing device, the
method comprising:
executing, by the server computing device, a virtual machine (VM) that generates a GUI and a virtual graphics processing unit
(VGPU) stack associated with the VM;

receiving, at the VGPU stack, the GUI for rendering to a framebuffer, the GUI including display updates comprising a video
stream in encoded form and other display updates;

determining whether to provide both the other display updates and the encoded video stream to the client computing device;
in response to determining to provide both the other display updates and the encoded video stream to the client computing
device:

rendering, by the VGPU stack, the other display updates of the GUI to the framebuffer while excluding the encoded video stream
such that the encoded video stream is not decoded or rendered to the framebuffer;

encoding, by the server computing device, the rendered other display updates;
transmitting the encoded other display updates using a first communication channel from the server computing device to the
client computing device for display; and

separately transmitting the encoded video stream using a second communication channel from the server computing device to
the client computing device for display in the GUI.

US Pat. No. 9,373,732

IMAGE SENSORS WITH REFLECTIVE OPTICAL CAVITY PIXELS

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

14. A system, comprising:
a central processing unit;
memory;
input-output circuitry; and
an imaging device having an array of optical cavity image pixels, wherein each optical cavity image pixel comprises:
a photosensitive element formed in a substrate;
a reflective cavity that at least partially surrounds the photosensitive element, wherein the reflective cavity comprises
a frontside reflector, a backside reflector, and a plurality of vertical sidewall reflectors;

a light-guide trench that guides image light into the reflective cavity, wherein at least a portion of the backside reflector
is interposed between the photosensitive element and the light-guide trench; and

dielectric material on a first side of the substrate, wherein the backside reflector is formed in the dielectric material
between the photosensitive element and the light-guide trench.

US Pat. No. 9,371,728

DOWNHOLE PRESSURE COMPENSATOR AND METHOD OF SAME

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A pressure compensation system for at least one sensor positionable in a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation,
the wellbore having a wellbore fluid therein, comprising:
a downhole tool positionable in the wellbore, the downhole tool comprising the at least one sensor; and
at least one pressure compensator positionable in the downhole tool, comprising:
a first compensating fluid section having a first compensating fluid therein;
a first pressure compensation section in pressure communication with the wellbore fluid and the first compensating fluid section,
the first pressure compensation section having a first pressure regulation device separating the wellbore fluid from the first
compensating fluid and for adjusting a compensation pressure of the first compensating fluid based on a wellbore pressure
of the wellbore fluid;

at least one second compensating fluid section having a second compensating fluid therein, the second compensating fluid is
in contact with the at least one sensor;

at least one second pressure compensation section in pressure communication with the first compensating fluid section and
the at least one second compensating fluid section, the at least one second pressure compensation section having a second
pressure regulation device separating the first compensating fluid from the second compensating fluid and for adjusting a
sensor pressure of the second compensating fluid based on the compensation pressure of the first compensating fluid;

at least one third compensating fluid section having a third compensating fluid therein, the third compensating fluid is in
contact with the at least one sensor, and

at least one third pressure compensation section in pressure communication with the wellbore fluid and the at least one third
compensating fluid section, the at least one third pressure compensation section having a third pressure regulation device
separating the wellbore fluid from the third compensating fluid and for adjusting a sensor pressure of the third compensating
fluid based on the wellbore pressure of the wellbore fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,370,958

PRINTABLE MEDIUM

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An inkjet printable medium, comprising:
an opaque substrate having I(x)/I0 equal to or less than 0.05, wherein I(x) is an intensity of light remaining at a distance x, where x is the distance that
light travels through the substrate, and wherein I0 is an initial intensity of light at x=0, the substrate including:

at least two non-woven paper layers; and
an adhesive, opacity enhancing layer disposed between the at least two non-woven paper layers, the adhesive layer including
a visible light-blocking dye or pigment; and

an image receiving layer coated on the substrate;
wherein the substrate has a basis weight ranging from about 100 gsm to about 500 gsm.

US Pat. No. 9,373,358

COLLABORATIVE MEDIA EDITING SYSTEM

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a render request from a client device, the render request specifying that a first media frame be generated based
on a second media frame that is stored by a source machine communicatively coupled to the client device;

determining, by one or more processors, whether a render machine is selected to generate the first media frame, wherein determining
whether the render machine is selected to generate the first media frame is based on a position within a media timeline to
be associated with the first media frame, wherein the media timeline is associated with a media content accessed for editing;

initiating, by the one or more processors, generation of the first media frame by the render machine communicatively coupled
to the source machine, the render machine accessing the second media frame from the source machine and generating the first
media frame based on the second media frame in response to the received render request, wherein the render machine is selected
to generate the first media frame when the position within the media timeline to be associated with the first media frame
is distant from a current position within the media timeline; and

communicating the generated first media frame to the client device in response to the received render request, wherein the
generated first media frame communicated to the client device is directly accessible to one or more additional client devices
from the client device prior to the first media frame being communicated to the source machine.

US Pat. No. 9,371,026

TABLE APPARATUS FOR REAR SEAT PASSENGERS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A table apparatus for rear seat passengers, comprising:
a table housing rotatable upwards and downwards around a support shaft coupled to a sidewall of a rear console;
a movable body movable along a guide provided in the table housing;
a rotating body coupled to the movable body by a body shaft and rotatable upwards and downwards with respect to the movable
body;

a table coupled to the rotating body by a table shaft and rotatable leftwards and rightwards with respect to the rotating
body;

a table tilting unit provided in the movable body and the rotating body, the table tilting unit controlling a rotation angle
of the rotating body to determine a tilting angle of the table; and

a rotating roller rotatably coupled to the movable body by a roller shaft, wherein the rotating roller is brought into contact
with a front edge of the rotating body, wherein the rotating roller assists movement of the rotating body when the rotating
body rotates around the body shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,370,944

CALIBRATION OF A RETRO-REFLECTIVE SENSOR

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printer system, comprising:
a handling system to move print media;
a print medium detection sensor to produce a response indicative of an object;
a reference surface mounted facing the sensor; and
a processor coupled to the handling system and to the print medium detection sensor to two-point calibration of the sensor;
wherein a first point of the two-point calibration comprises a first response from the sensor based on a print medium, and
a second point of the two-point calibration comprises a second response from the sensor based on the reference surface,

wherein the processor is to perform the two-point calibration using at least the first response and the second response, and
wherein the reference surface is a mirror.

US Pat. No. 9,373,875

STORAGE ELEMENT FOR A SOLID ELECTROLYTE ENERGY STORE

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A storage element for a solid electrolyte energy store, comprising a three-dimensional lattice structure wherein the lattice
structure is composed of plural layers, wherein each layer comprises plural elements;
wherein each element comprises a material that comprises an electron-conducting redox pair, wherein the redox pair comprises
at least one metal/metal oxide pair or a pair of metal oxides with different stages of oxidation; and

wherein each layer comprises elements in a form of a straight rod, wherein each rod is separated from other rods in a respective
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,370,812

RESHAPING DEVICE AND POSITIONING ASSEMBLY THEREOF

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A reshaping device for reshaping a workpiece having deformed portions, comprising:
a worktable,
a reshaping assembly assembled to the worktable,
a measuring unit assembled to the reshaping assembly,
a controller assembled to the reshaping assembly, and electrically connected to the reshaping assembly and the measuring unit,
and

a positioning assembly electrically connected to the controller, wherein the positioning assembly comprises a pair of positioning
subassemblies and a movable supporting subassembly, each positioning subassembly comprises a supporting bracket and at least
two positioning members, the supporting brackets of the pair of positioning subassemblies are mounted on the worktable, the
at least two positioning members of each positioning subassembly are assembled to one corresponding supporting bracket and
spaced from each other for holding the workpiece, the movable supporting subassembly comprises at least two transmission members
and at least two driving members, the at least two transmission members are stacked on top of each other and disposed on the
worktable, and located adjacent to one positioning subassembly, the at least two driving members are respectively assembled
to the at least two transmission members and drive the at least two transmission members to slide along different directions,
thereby supporting deformed portions of the workpiece, and

wherein the positioning assembly further comprises a second supporting subassembly and a third supporting subassembly, the
second supporting subassembly and the third supporting subassembly are assembled to the worktable and opposite to each other,
each of the second supporting subassembly and the third supporting subassembly comprises a fifth driving member, a pushing
member, and a second supporting member, the fifth driving member is assembled to an end of the worktable and pushes the pushing
member, the second supporting member is assembled to the pushing member for supporting the workpiece, the second supporting
member of the third supporting subassembly comprises a pair of sixth driving portions, a pair of transmission portions, and
a pair of supporting portions, the pair of sixth driving portions is symmetrically assembled to the pushing member, the pair
of transmission portions is symmetrically arranged on the pushing member and respectively connected to the pair of sixth driving
portions, the pair of supporting portions respectively engages with the pair of transmission portions, the pair of transmission
portions is driven by the pair of sixth driving portions to drive the pair of supporting portions to slide toward or away
from each other, thereby supporting deformed portions of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,373,961

ADAPTIVE LOAD CIRCUIT

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. An adaptive load circuit configured to enable use of low power consumption loads with an apparatus, the apparatus comprising
a traffic light controller configured to periodically test for power consumption of the apparatus based on an input timing
signal, the adaptive load circuit comprising:
a command transfer circuit configured to produce a signal synchronized with the input timing signal;
a switch coupled to the command transfer circuit and configured to receive the signal from said command transfer circuit,
the signal configured to periodically activate the switch;

a circuit power coupled to the switch; and
a load coupled to the switch, the switch configured to couple the circuit power to the load when the switch is periodically
activated,

wherein activation of the switch by the signal causes said switch to connect said load and increase a power consumption detected
by the traffic light controller.

US Pat. No. 9,373,926

LASER CHAMBER AND DISCHARGE EXCITATION GAS LASER APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A laser chamber housing a pair of discharge electrodes and a gas circulation fan, the laser chamber comprising:
a magnetic bearing configured to support a shaft of the gas circulation fan, with the shaft being in non-contact with the
magnetic bearing; and

a touchdown bearing configured to operate as a bearing when the magnetic bearing is uncontrollable, the touchdown bearing
being provided with solid lubricant configured of a Cu plating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,372,802

DATA WRITING METHOD, HARD DISC MODULE, AND DATA WRITING SYSTEM

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A data writing method for a hard disc module, wherein the hard disc module comprises a plurality of memory units, the data
writing method comprising:
receiving a cache data;
determining a data class of the cache data;
if the data class of the cache data belongs to a first type, distributing and writing the cache data into the memory units;
and

if the data class of the cache data belongs to a second type, writing the cache data into one of the memory units, so as to
suppress a write amplification factor of the hard disc module in response to accessing the cache data written into the one
of the memory units.

US Pat. No. 9,372,792

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF A NON-VOLATILE MEMORY

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A method of managing a non-volatile memory module, the method comprising:
receiving data sectors during a set of at least one write transactions; wherein each data sector belongs to a memory space
portion out of multiple memory space portions;

writing the data sectors into a buffer of the non-volatile memory module; wherein the buffer comprises multiple buffer blocks;
wherein the multiple memory space portions comprise currently buffered memory space portions that are associated with currently
buffered data sectors;

selecting, out of the currently buffered portions, to-be-merged memory space portions and to-be-cleaned memory space portions;
wherein a target ratio between (a) a number of to-be-cleaned memory space portions and (b) a sum of the number of to-be-cleaned
memory space portions and a number of to-be-merged memory space portions ranges between an upper limit and a lower limit,
wherein the upper limit differs from the lower limit and exceeds one half;

merging, for each to-be-merged memory space portion and before the buffer becomes full, data sectors that belong to the to-be-merged
memory space portion into a sequential portion of the non-volatile memory module, wherein the sequential portion differs from
the buffer;

copying, for each to-be-cleaned memory space and before the buffer becomes full, data sectors that belong to the to-be-cleaned
memory space portion into a buffer block of the buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,371,144

CONTAINER VOLUME CONTROL UNIT UPSTREAM OF FILLING LEVEL CONTROL UNIT

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus for handling containers, said apparatus comprising a filling machine for filling containers, a filling-level-monitoring
control unit downstream of said filling machine, a first container-detection element configured to scan and relay at least
a partial contour of a relevant container as first inspection data, and a control-and-regulating device configured to receive
inspection data about containers, wherein said first container-detection element is arranged to be separated from said filling-level-monitoring
control unit, wherein said first container-detection element is arranged to be upstream of said filling-level-monitoring control
unit, wherein said filling-level-monitoring control unit is configured to inspect a container and to pass second inspection
data about said container to said control-and-regulating device, and wherein said first container-detection element is configured
to inspect said container independently of said filling-level-monitoring control unit and to pass first inspection data about
said container to said control-and-regulating device.

US Pat. No. 9,374,831

NETWORK COEXISTENCE THROUGH ACTIVE SUPERFRAME INTERLEAVING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting, at a first body area network (BAN) device in a first body area network (BAN1), a second device in a second body area network (BAN2), the second BAN device transmitting and receiving signals on a selected channel during the second body area network's active
superframes;

wherein the superframe is operating in a beacon mode as a beacon period;
determining, at the first BAN device, whether the second BAN device supports coexistence of independent body area networks
through active superframe interleaving between body area networks on the selected channel;

sending an interleaving request from the first BAN device in the first body area network to the second BAN device in the second
body area network if the second BAN device supports coexistence through active superframe interleaving between body area networks;

receiving an interleaving response at the first device from the second BAN device, the response identifying one or more inactive
superframes of the second BAN device; and

adapting active superframes at the first BAN device to fit within the inactive superframes of the second BAN device.

US Pat. No. 9,374,009

CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR CONSTANT OUTPUT CURRENT IN A FLYBACK CONVERTER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A flyback converter comprising:
a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, wherein the primary side is connectable to a voltage source;
a first switch connected to the primary side of the transformer, the first switch controlling the current in the primary side
of the transformer;

a current sensor resistance connected between the first switch and a common node;
a comparator having a first input and a second, the first input being connected between the switch and the current sensor;
driver logic that controls the state of the first switch, wherein the output of the comparator is coupled to the driver logic;
a first voltage source being connected to the second input of the comparator;
an error amplifier that is coupled to the voltage at the inverting input of the comparator to an adjustment voltage, the output
of the error amplifier being coupled to the driver logic, wherein the adjustment voltage compensates for a propagation delay
time between the time the controller generates a control signal for the switch and the time in which current in the primary
side of the transformer ceases to flow, wherein output from the converter is regulated to achieve high current accuracy, wherein
an open loop adjustment voltage is generated by a circuit comprising:

a voltage source referenced to the common node;
a second switch connected between the voltage source and a node; and
a third switch connected between the node and the common node;
wherein the node is coupled to the error amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,373,563

SEMICONDUCTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING A HOUSING

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A semiconductor assembly comprising:
a housing comprising an inner housing comprising a cover and a peripheral rim; and
at least one pressure element including a frame arranged adjacent a side-face of the peripheral rim, the inner housing being
arranged within the frame, the pressure element being resiliently coupled to the inner housing by a plurality of resilient
coupling members, and where the pressure element, the inner housing, and the resilient coupling members are provided in the
form of a single plastic part.

US Pat. No. 9,373,497

METHODS FOR STRIPPING PHOTORESIST AND/OR CLEANING METAL REGIONS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for removing material from a metal region overlying a semiconductor substrate, the method comprising:
forming a plasma from a gas comprising hydrogen and carbon dioxide; and
exposing the metal region to the plasma to thereby remove material from the metal region of the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,372,665

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLYING BINARY OPERANDS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for multiplying a signed first operand na bits and a signed second operand nb bits, wherein na and nb are different
positive integer numbers, the method comprising:
generating single bit products of pairs of a single bit from the signed first operand and a single bit from the signed second
operand with a logical AND function implemented via corresponding AND gates to produce na times nb single bit products;

selectively inverting for the signed first operand and the signed second operands the single bit products of the first operand
bit na?1 multiplied with the second operand bits 0 to nb?2 implemented via corresponding XOR gates;

selectively inverting the single bit products of the signed first operand bits 0 to na?2 multiplied with the signed second
operand bit nb?1, implemented via corresponding XOR gates;

adding the single bit products in accordance with their respective order for producing an intermediate product after both
the steps of selectively inverting; and

adding a ‘1’ bit value at bit positions nb?1, na?1 and na+nb?1 for receiving a final product.

US Pat. No. 9,370,172

LYSING PAENIBACILLIS LARVAE BY EXPOSURE TO PHAGE

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of deterring a first strain of Paenibacillus larvae that is not P. larvae 2605, comprising providing to an environment of a bee hive infected with the first strain of P. larvae an isolated lytic phage that lyses P. larvae 2605 and deters productive replication of P. larvae 2605.
US Pat. No. 9,370,189

CONTROLLING PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA PERSISTER CELLS WITH GM-CSF

Syracuse University, Syr...

1. A method for reducing the number of viable bacterial persister cells in a population of persister cells, comprising the
steps of:
providing a population of cells comprising a sub-population of normal cells and a sub-population of persister Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells;

isolating the sub-population of persister cells from the sub-population of normal cells, by contacting the population with
an antibiotic, wherein the antibiotic is ciprofloxacin;

contacting at least one persister cell in the sub-population of persister cells, with a human immune factor, wherein said
human immune factor is GM-CSF, and with a predetermined amount of at least one antibiotic wherein said at least one antibiotic
is selected from the group consisting of tobramycin, ciprofloxacin, and tetracycline, wherein the step of contacting results
in reduction of viable persister cells in the sub-population of persister cells.

US Pat. No. 9,374,327

INTELLIGENT CHAT SYSTEM

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A computer-implemented method for enhancing online chat experience, comprising:
establishing a chat session between a first participant and a second participant, the chat session being executed using a
chat application that enables a plurality of messages to be transmitted between the first participant and the second participant,
the messages being displayed in a chat window local to each participant;

initiating a chat assistant configured to execute as a background process on a computer, the chat assistant configured to
monitor the plurality of messages;

monitoring, by the chat assistant, content in the plurality of messages transmitted between the first participant and the
second participant;

parsing, by the chat assistant, text of an instant message transmitted from the first participant to the second participant;
recognizing a specified set of content in the instant message;
in response to recognizing the set of content, determining, based on one or more privacy rules specified by the first participant,
whether the first participant of the chat session has identified the second participant of the chat session as being permitted
to view additional information obtained by the chat assistant from a third party service by using profile information of the
first participant and automatically obtaining, from a data source external with respect to the chat application, the additional
information if the second participant has been identified by the first participant as being permitted to view the additional
information; and

if the first participant has identified the second participant as being permitted to view the additional information, presenting
simultaneously to both the first participant and the second participant, the obtained additional information within the chat
window along with the instant message transmitted from the first participant to the second participant by the chat assistant
without requiring either the first participant or the second participant to request the additional information manually, otherwise
if the first participant has not identified the second participant as being permitted to view the additional information,
presenting the instant message within the chat window without the additional information.

US Pat. No. 9,373,519

METHOD TO PATTERN SUBSTRATES

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method for creating a pattern on a substrate, the method comprising
providing a substrate comprising silicon;
creating a sacrificial layer on the substrate, wherein the sacrificial layer is formed on a first surface area of the substrate
thereby leaving a second surface area exposed;

depositing a first functional layer at least on the second surface area of the substrate;
removing the sacrificial layer;wherein the substrate comprises a biosensing region underlying and in contact with the sacrificial layer and removing the
sacrificial layer is performed by etching the sacrificial layer with an acidic solution that does not adversely affect the
first functional layer and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,372,796

OPTIMUM CACHE ACCESS SCHEME FOR MULTI ENDPOINT ATOMIC ACCESS IN A MULTICORE SYSTEM

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A Multicore Shared Memory Controller (MSMC) comprising:
a plurality of slave interfaces, each operable for connection to a corresponding one of a plurality of central processing
units for receiving access requests;

a plurality of master interfaces operable for connection to an external memory interface (EMIF);
datapath module connected to each slave interface and to each master interface, said datapath module including an arbitration
unit operable to arbitrate access of a center processing unit to a memory by unifying all accesses to a particular master
interface before access requests are arbitrated.

US Pat. No. 9,374,269

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR MATCHING DATA BETWEEN A MANAGER AND AN AGENT IN A MANAGEMENT NETWORK

1. A method for operating a management network of a communications network, the management network having a manager, an agent
and an object model, by way of synchronizing information which is relevant for the manager to have an image of a current status
of the communications network, the method comprising:
using the object model, according to which objects are assigned to object classes, for communication between the manager and
the agent;

sending from the manager to the agent a request for synchronization of information which is relevant for the manager to have
the image of the current status of the communications network; and

sending from the agent to the manager, in response to the request, exclusively information relating to at least one of objects
and alarms, which identifies all differences between the current status of the communications network and a status of the
communications network at a specific point in time, that are relevant for the manager.

US Pat. No. 9,373,341

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BIAS CORRECTED SPEECH LEVEL DETERMINATION

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

11. A system for determining speech level, said system including:
at least one computer processor with a memory
a voice detection stage, coupled to receive an audio signal and configured to identify at least one voice segment of the audio
signal, and for each said voice segment, to generate frequency banded, frequency-domain data indicative of the voice segment;

a model determination stage, coupled to receive the frequency banded, frequency-domain data indicative of each said voice
segment, and configured to generate, in response to the data, a Gaussian parametric spectral model of each said voice segment,
and to determine, for each said voice segment, from the parametric spectral model of the voice segment an estimated mean speech
level and a standard deviation value for each frequency band of the data indicative of the voice segment;

a correction stage, coupled and configured to generate, for each said voice segment, speech level data indicative of a bias
corrected mean speech level for said each frequency band of the data indicative of the voice segment, including by using at
least one correction value to correct the estimated mean speech level for the frequency band, wherein each said correction
value has been predetermined using a reference speech model; and

a speech level signal generation stage, coupled and configured to generate, in response to the speech level data generated
in the correction stage for each said voice segment, a speech level signal indicative, for each said voice segment, of a level
of speech level indicated by the voice segment.

US Pat. No. 9,373,327

METHOD FOR REFINING A SEARCH

Nuance Communications, In...

1. A computer-implemented method for refining a search comprising:
receiving, using one or more computing devices, a first speech signal corresponding to a first utterance;
receiving a second speech signal corresponding to a second utterance, wherein the second utterance is a refinement to the
first utterance;

determining a first quantity of search results based upon, at least in part, first speech signal information from the first
speech signal;

determining a second quantity of search results based upon, at least in part, second speech signal information from the second
speech signal;

comparing at least one of the first quantity of search results and the second quantity of search results with a third quantity
of search results;

determining an information gain from the comparison; and
refining a search based upon at least in part, the information gain.

US Pat. No. 9,372,209

SENSOR FOR DETECTING DAMAGE TO AN OBJECT

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A sensor for detecting damage to an object, the sensor comprising:
a housing;
a first coating provided on a surface of a first end of the housing and configured to be exposed to an environment in which
the object is placed;

a second coating hermetically sealed and provided on a surface of a second end of the housing opposing the first end; and
a plurality of electrodes placed in the housing and electrically connected to the first coating and the second coating, the
plurality of electrodes configured to measure an electrical signal generated between the first coating and the second coating,
wherein the electrical signal is indicative of a change in an electrical characteristic of the first coating as compared to
the second coating.

US Pat. No. 9,371,131

FLOW BODY HAVING A LEADING EDGE, A SURFACE AND AN ACTIVE FLOW CONTROL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SUCH FLOW BODY AND AN AIR SOURCE

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A flow body having a surface, a leading edge and an active flow control system,
wherein the active flow control system comprises:
a plurality of openings;
at least one control pressure varying device; and
at least one fluidic actuator with:
an inlet connectable to an air source;
at least first and second outlets; and
at least first and second control pressure ports, wherein the fluidic actuator is configured such that air from the inlet
flows to the at least first and second outlets,

wherein the control pressure varying device comprises:
a flow dividing device with an inlet connectable to a control air source;
at least third and fourth outlets, the third outlet in fluidic communication with the first control pressure port and the
fourth outlet in fluidic communication with the second control pressure port; and

a first and a second feedback line associated with the third and fourth outlet, respectively, adapted for feeding back a part
of a control air flow into the flow dividing device,

wherein the openings are distributed along or parallel to the leading edge in a side-by-side relationship and extend through
the surface, and

wherein the control pressure varying device is adapted to bring about the flow of the fluid at least majoritarily into a respective
one of the first and second outlets, and

wherein each of the first and second outlets is connected to one individual opening of the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 9,374,584

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING USING PREDICTABILITY OF INTRA-PREDICTION MODE

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

1. An apparatus for decoding a video, the apparatus comprising:
a mode information extractor configured to extract mode information on an intra-prediction mode of a current block from encoded
data;

a prediction mode determiner configured to
derive a set of candidate intra-prediction modes including at least three candidate intra-prediction modes, depending on the
current block, wherein the derived set of candidate intra-prediction modes includes an intra-prediction mode of at least one
neighboring block adjacent to the current block when the intra-prediction mode of the at least one neighboring block is available,
and

determine a candidate intra-prediction mode selected from the derived set of candidate intra-prediction modes as the intra-prediction
mode of the current block without comparing mode numbers of candidate intra-prediction modes included in the derived set each
other, when the mode information indicates a first encoding mode;

a prediction mode extractor configured to determine the intra-prediction mode of the current block by using a prediction mode
identification information, when the mode information indicates a second encoding mode and includes the prediction mode identification
information; and

a decoder configured to decode the encoded data to produce a residual block, and reconstruct the current block by adding the
produced residual block to a prediction block predicted based on the intra-prediction mode of the current block determined
by either the prediction mode determiner or the prediction mode extractor.

US Pat. No. 9,373,894

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC COMMUNICATION

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A system comprising:
a first transducer configured to convert electromagnetic signals into electrical signals; and
a first integrated circuit (IC) operatively coupled to the first transducer, the IC including:
a receiver circuit for receiving from the first transducer a first radio-frequency electrical signal and transforming the
first radio-frequency electrical signal into a first baseband signal, and outputting the first baseband signal when a control
signal has a first state and not when the control signal has a second state different than the first state; and

a signal-detector circuit generating a monitor signal representative of a strength of the received first radio-frequency electrical
signal based on the first baseband signal, the signal-detector circuit further generating the control signal with the first
state when the monitor signal indicates the received first radio-frequency electrical signal is an acceptable signal and with
the second state when the monitor signal indicates the received first radio-frequency electrical signal is not an acceptable
signal,

wherein the signal-detector circuit includes a comparator for comparing the monitor signal representative of the strength
of the received radio-frequency electrical signal to a reference corresponding to a predetermined threshold level, the signal-detector
circuit generating the control signal in response to an output of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 9,371,811

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATING A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A method of operating a turbine engine, comprising:
operating an electrical machine to rotate a spool of the gas turbine engine;
determining a torque of the electrical machine during rotation of the spool using a starter motor current measurement;
controlling the rotation of the spool based on the torque;
simultaneously measuring a speed of rotation of the spool and the starter motor current measurement to determine real time
speed versus torque, wherein the speed and torque are maintained as a record of speed versus torque;

augmenting an engine health monitoring data set with the measured torque and speed; and
utilizing the engine health monitoring data set to do at least one of:
reduce turbine engine start up time;
reduce turbine engine start up temperature;
identify turbine engine failure conditions;
adjust for turbine engine aerodynamic changes; or
adjust turbine engine light-off timing.

US Pat. No. 9,371,712

CEMENT SET ACTIVATORS FOR SET-DELAYED CEMENT COMPOSITIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing comprising:
providing a set-delayed cement composition comprising water, pumice, hydrated lime, and a set retarder;
activating the set-delayed cement composition with a liquid additive to produce an activated cement composition, wherein the
liquid additive comprises a monovalent salt, a polyphosphate, a dispersant, and water; and

allowing the activated cement composition to set.

US Pat. No. 9,370,759

REACTOR AND FEED DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A reactor and feed distribution assembly comprising:
a reactor vessel having a refractory-lined inner wall surface, an outer wall surface, a bottom, a top, a gaseous feed distribution
assembly, and a mounting plate, wherein:

the bottom has an inner surface and an outer surface,
the gaseous feed distribution assembly has a first surface that faces the inner surface, a second surface that is spaced apart
from and faces away from the first surface, and an outer plate surface having a portion that is normal to the first surface
and the second surface, wherein the gaseous feed distribution assembly defines a plurality of gas passageways, each of the
plurality of gas passageways being in fluid communication with the first surface and the second surface via first apertures
and second apertures, the second apertures having a greater cross-sectional area than the first apertures, and wherein distribution
assembly insulation packing is disposed between a lower portion of refractory-lined inner wall surface that is nearer to where
the refractory-lined inner wall surface connects to the bottom than to where the refractory-lined inner wall surface connects
to the top,

the mounting plate having a first end, which is operatively connected to the bottom, and a second end, wherein the first end
and the second end are spaced apart from one another and there between define an outer planar surface that is spaced apart
from an inner planar surface, the outer planar surface being spaced apart from the refractory-lined inner wall surface, the
outer plate surface being operatively connected to a portion of the inner planar surface proximate to the second end and apart
from the first end,

a gaseous feed conduit that is operatively connected to a gaseous feed conduit receiving passageway that extends through the
bottom of the reactor vessel;

a catalyst feed conduit that has a first end and a second end, the catalyst feed conduit extending through the refractory-lined
inner wall surface and the outer wall surface such that the second end is positioned above the second surface of the gaseous
feed distribution assembly;

a catalyst feed conduit receiving passageway; and
a catalyst feed conduit housing in which the catalyst feed conduit is slidably housed, the catalyst feed conduit being spaced
apart from an inner surface of the catalyst feed conduit housing, the catalyst feed conduit housing having a first end proximate
to the bottom of the reactor vessel, a second end spaced apart from the bottom of the reactor vessel and proximate to the
second surface of the gaseous feed distribution assembly, and an outer surface that is spaced apart from the inner surface
of the catalyst feed conduit housing and operatively connected to an inner circumferential surface of a catalyst feed conduit
passageway and to the catalyst feed conduit receiving passageway, wherein catalyst feed conduit insulation is disposed between
the catalyst feed conduit and the inner surface of the catalyst feed conduit housing.

US Pat. No. 9,374,075

INPUT APPARATUS AND INPUT SYSTEM

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An input apparatus comprising:
a pulse width control circuit configured to generate a pulse width control signal by performing a logical operation on a pulse
width detection signal and a clock signal;

a reception circuit configured to selectively provide a received input signal as a period signal based on the clock signal
and the pulse width control signal; and

a latch circuit configured to provide an output signal by inverting the period signal, and provide the output signal as the
pulse width detection signal in response to the clock signal,

wherein the reception circuit further includes:
a path blocking circuit configured to block a path wherein the input signal is inverted so that the inverted resultant signal
is provided as the period signal in response to an inverted pulse width detection signal corresponding to inversion of the
pulse width detection signal.

US Pat. No. 9,373,613

AMPLIFIER VOLTAGE LIMITING USING PUNCH-THROUGH EFFECT

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A semiconductor die comprising:
a silicon substrate;
a bipolar transistor having collector, emitter, base and sub-collector regions disposed on the substrate; and
a voltage-clamping through-silicon via (TSV) formed at a position within 20 ?m of the sub-collector region and configured
to clamp a peak voltage of the bipolar transistor at a predetermined voltage limit level, the position being selected to provide
said clamping of the peak voltage at the predetermined voltage limit level.

US Pat. No. 9,373,178

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE DISPLAYS HAVING WIDE COLOR GAMUT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A display system comprising:
an emitter, the emitter comprising an array of light emitting elements of a same color controlled in a locally dimmed configuration
and emanating light into an optical path;

a diffuser, the diffuser diffusing the light emanating from the emitter;
a color layer configured to receive light from the diffuser and mitigate crosstalk by emitting different passband-like color
bands of distinct colors and provide a specific color gamut;

wherein the emitter as locally dimmed comprises a first modulator configured to transmit light through the diffuser and the
color layer;

wherein the color layer placed in the optical path for convolving light together with the first modulator and a second modulator
to produce a desired color gamut of the display;

a second modulator, comprising an LCD panel, the second modulator modulating light from the first modulator in a manner without
color overlap such that each color filter of the LCD panel acts independent of adjacent color filters; and

a controller, the controller receiving input image data and sending control signals to the first and the second modulators.

US Pat. No. 9,374,876

MULTI-CHIP LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHT DEVICE

1. A lamp comprising:
a first light source;
a second light source; and
power circuitry configured to selectively energize at least one of the first light source and the second light source;
wherein the first light source is configured to produce light that is substantially free of wavelengths below about 530 nanometers
(nm), and the second light source is configured to produce light having wavelengths of less than about 530 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,374,870

NETWORKED LIGHTING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SENSING APPLICATIONS

Sensity Systems Inc., Su...

1. A gateway node platform for a network of lighting systems comprising a plurality of node platforms at least some of which
represent lighting nodes, the plurality of node platforms in communication with a service platform through the gateway node
platform, the service platform is associated with multiple applications, comprising:
a power input terminal for receiving electrical power;
a network interface for allowing communication with the plurality of node platforms via a local area network (LAN) and with
the service platform via a wide area network (WAN), the network interface including a media module for receiving media data;

a memory device for storing instructions; and
a processor coupled to the power input terminal and the network interface, the processor, which, when executing the instructions,
causes the system to perform operations comprising:

performing analytics data processing related to the media data in response to the media data received by the media module;
producing analytics data related to the media data; and
transmitting the analytics data to the service platform via the WAN for utilization by at least one of the multiple applications
associated with the service platform.

US Pat. No. 9,372,538

MULTIPLE-FORCE, DYNAMICALLY-ADJUSTED, 3-D TOUCH SURFACE WITH FEEDBACK FOR HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE (HMI)

Denso International Ameri...

1. A control interface system for a vehicle comprising:
a touchscreen and a selectable control icon arranged thereon, the touchscreen is a vehicle touchscreen and the control icon
is configured for setting a target cabin temperature;

a pressure sensor configured to generate a sensor signal indicative of an applied force on the touchscreen; and
a system controller in communication with the pressure sensor to receive the sensor signal, wherein the system controller
provides at least one of a haptic feedback, an audible feedback, and a visual feedback, wherein the feedback is indicative
of one of a search mode, a selection mode, a slow change mode in which controlled features change slow, and a fast change
mode in which controlled features change fast;

wherein:
the system controller provides feedback indicative of the search mode when the applied force is within a first predetermined
force level range that is a tracking range, and the system controller displays on the touchscreen an image opposite to the
applied force and moves the image about the touch screen to track movement of the applied force about the touch screen;

the system controller enters a target cabin temperature change mode when the applied force is within an active area of the
display screen and within the first predetermined force level range, the target cabin temperature is not changed unless the
applied force is greater than the first predetermined force level range;

the system controller provides the feedback indicative of the slow change mode when the applied force is greater than the
first predetermined force level range and less than a second predetermined force level range, and changes the target cabin
temperature at a first rate of speed;

the system controller provides the feedback indicative of the fast change mode when the applied force is greater than the
second predetermined force level range and within a third predetermined force level range, and changes the target cabin temperature
at a second rate of speed that is greater than the first rate of speed; and

the first predetermined force level range is less than the second predetermined force level range and the second predetermined
force level range is less than the third predetermined force level range.

US Pat. No. 9,372,091

USER INTERFACE FOR PREDICTIVE TRAFFIC

Telecommunication Systems...

6. A navigation device, comprising:
a mapping module arranged to determine an overall day's route including each of a plurality of separate trips to different
ending locations, each of said plurality of separate trips being separated in time over a day;

a database to maintain said different ending locations, and to determine an estimated total travel time of traversal for said
overall day's route between a beginning geographic location of a first one of said plurality of separate trips, and an ending
geographic location of a last one of said plurality of separate trips, said estimated total travel time being based on an
average of prior real time sampling of traffic patterns over an extended period of time, mapping data, and a future start
time to embark on said first one of said plurality of separate trips; and

a graphical departure time control arranged to prompt a best future start time to embark on said first one of said plurality
of separate trips based on said average of real time sampling of traffic patterns over said extended period of time;

wherein said mapping module is arranged to re-determine said estimated total travel time of traversal for said overall day's
route, and update a map with future predictive traffic condition information, in response to modification of said future start
time.

US Pat. No. 9,371,772

SUPERCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A supercharged internal combustion engine, comprising:
an exhaust gas turbocharger which is integrated into an exhaust section on a turbine side and into an intake section on a
compressor side, and an exhaust gas recirculation line connecting the exhaust section and the intake section;

wherein the exhaust gas recirculation line branches off from the exhaust section downstream of a turbine of the exhaust gas
turbocharger and opens into the intake section upstream of a compressor; and

a valve device for performing at least one of open-loop and closed-loop control of an exhaust gas recirculation rate arranged
in a region of the exhaust gas recirculation line;

wherein the valve device divides the exhaust section into a first exhaust gas duct, a second exhaust gas duct distinct from
the first exhaust gas duct and an exhaust gas recirculation duct, the exhaust gas recirculation duct fluidly connected to
the exhaust gas recirculation line, and wherein the valve device is configured to close at least one of the second exhaust
gas duct and the exhaust gas recirculation duct;

wherein the valve device includes a displaceable valve piston, the valve piston being displaceable in an axial direction along
a reciprocating axis for performing at least one of open-loop control and closed-loop control of the exhaust gas recirculation
rate; and

wherein the valve piston includes two sections each having a different radii from one another, and wherein one section of
the valve piston is configured to close the exhaust gas recirculation duct and the other section of the valve piston is configured
to close the second exhaust gas duct.

US Pat. No. 9,371,703

TELESCOPING JOINT WITH CONTROL LINE MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A telescoping joint comprising:
an outer mandrel;
an inner mandrel releasably coupled to the outer mandrel, at least part of the inner mandrel being in an area defined by the
outer mandrel and defining an inner area sealable from an environment exterior to the outer mandrel;

a control line exterior to an outer surface of the outer mandrel and coiled around the inner mandrel;
a coil housing having an opening therethrough for receiving the control line traversing from exterior to the outer surface
of the outer mandrel to being coiled around the inner mandrel;

an outer bushing; and
an inner bushing of the inner mandrel,
wherein the control line is coiled between the outer bushings and the inner bushing.

US Pat. No. 9,372,306

METHOD OF ACHIEVING ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE IN AND FABRICATION OF A MONOLITHIC PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (PIC) WITH INTEGRATED ARRAYS OF LASER SOURCES AND MODULATORS EMPLOYING AN EXTENDED IDENTICAL ACTIVE LAYER (EIAL)

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A method comprising the steps of:
forming a plurality modulated sources, each including a laser source and an external modulator, wherein the laser source of
each of the plurality of modulated sources provides a unique laser emission and each of the plurality of modulated sources
constitutes a corresponding one of a plurality of signal channels with an extended identical active layer (EIAL) such that
each of the plurality of modulated sources has an identical active region wavelength,

the EIAL constitutes a portion of said each laser source, the laser emission wavelength of said each laser source is positively
detuned from the identical active region wavelength,

wherein the laser emission wavelength of said each of the plurality of modulated sources has a corresponding positively detuned
offset, which is different from one another, such that the laser emission wavelength of each of the plurality of modulated
sources is greater than the identical active region wavelength of a respective one of the plurality of modulated sources.

US Pat. No. 9,371,223

MEMS DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method of forming a MEMS device, comprising:
providing a first semiconductor substrate and a second semiconductor substrate, wherein the first semiconductor substrate
includes a CMOS control circuit and the second semiconductor substrate includes a first region and a second region, the second
region being between adjacent first regions;

forming a first dielectric layer on the first semiconductor substrate;
forming a first metal interconnect structure through the first dielectric layer and on the first semiconductor substrate,
the first metal interconnect structure connected to the CMOS control circuit;

forming a sacrificial layer on a surface portion of the first dielectric layer;
forming a bonding layer on the first dielectric layer such that the sacrificial layer is within the bonding layer;
bonding the second semiconductor substrate and the bonding layer together, wherein the second region of the second semiconductor
substrate correspondingly covers the sacrificial layer;

forming a plurality of first through-holes passing through the first region of the second semiconductor substrate and through
the bond layer to expose at least a surface portion of the first metal interconnect structure;

forming an isolation layer on a sidewall surface of each first through-hole and on a top surface of the second semiconductor
substrate;

filling a conductive material in the each first through-hole to form a conductive plug on the first metal interconnect structure;
forming a second metal interconnect structure including a first end formed through the isolation layer and on the first region
of the second semiconductor substrate, and including a second end connected to an upper end of the conductive plug;

forming a plurality of second through-holes through the second region of the second semiconductor substrate and through a
top portion of the bonded layer that is on the sacrificial layer; and

removing the sacrificial layer along the plurality of second through-holes to form a cavity under the top portion of the bonded
layer to leave a movable electrode formed by the top portion of the bonded layer and a remaining portion of the second semiconductor
substrate to form the MEMS device.

US Pat. No. 9,374,923

MONOLITHIC LTCC SEAL FRAME AND LID

1. A method for forming a monolithic seal frame and lid for use with a substrate and electronic circuitry, the method comprising
the steps of:
forming a mandrel from a ceramic and glass based material;
forming a seal frame and lid block from a ceramic or ceramic and glass based material;
creating a seal frame and lid by forming a compartment and at least one sidewall in the seal frame and lid block;
placing the seal frame and lid on the mandrel such that the mandrel fits within the compartment; and
cofiring the seal frame and lid.

US Pat. No. 9,374,267

CLOUD BASED CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method, implemented by a network device, comprising:
receiving, by the network device and over a broadband access circuit, layer 2 traffic from a plurality of access devices at
a plurality of customer premises,

the plurality of access devices at the plurality of customer premises including an access device at a customer premises,
the network device being located external to the customer premises and implementing a virtual private network for the customer
premises,

the virtual private network including an application server that is external to the customer premises,
the application server providing one or more services to the customer premises, and
the virtual private network enabling the one or more services to logically appear, from a perspective of a user utilizing
a computing device of one or more computing devices located at the customer premises, as if the application server is within
a local area network associated with the customer premises;

providing, by the network device, dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) services for the one or more computing devices
located at the customer premises,

the DHCP services providing Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to the one or more computing devices located at the customer
premises; and

providing, by the network device, network address translation (NAT) services for the one or more computing devices located
at the customer premises,

one of the DHCP services or the NAT services being provided as global services that are shared by computing devices at the
plurality of customer premises,

the global services being provided by a same virtual router instance included in the network device, and
one of the DHCP services or the NAT services being provided as isolated services that are provided for the one or more computing
devices at the customer premises separately from other computing devices at another customer premises of the plurality of
customer premises,

the isolated services being provided to the one or more computing devices at the customer premises by a first virtual router
instance, included in the network device, that is separate from a second virtual router instance, included in the network
device, that provides the isolated services to the other computing devices at the other customer premises;

maintaining, by the network device, state information, on a per-computing device basis, for the customer premises,
the state information indicating a state of a session; and
providing, by the network device and based on the state information and a user switching use of a first computing device at
the customer premises to a second computing device at the customer premises, continuity of services across the first computing
device and the second computing device based on the state of the session.

US Pat. No. 9,374,105

CONVERTING TIME-ENCODED SIGNAL INTO ANALOG OUTPUT

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A converter comprising:
an input port for receiving a time-encoded signal having an encoding parameter that characterizes time intervals separating
transitions between states;

a time-encoded to digital converter coupled to the input port that determines a numerical value by evaluating a relationship
between the encoding parameter and a timebase; and

a digital to analog converter coupled to the time-encoded to digital converter that receives a digital representation of the
numerical value and generates an analog output representative of the time-encoded signal.

US Pat. No. 9,373,944

FLOOR BOX COVER ASSEMBLY

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A cover assembly for a floor box comprising:
a base defining a central opening for accessing the floor box;
a cover having a dimension to close said central opening;
a hinge having a hinge body with a first end pivotally coupled to said base at a first pivot axis and a second end pivotally
coupled to said cover at a second pivot axis, said second end of said hinge having a tab to limit pivoting of said cover with
respect to said second pivot axis of said hinge body;

a cord access opening in the cover;
an access door pivotally coupled to said cover to close said cord access opening, said access door having two opposing pivot
pins pivotally coupled to said cover to pivot said access door between a closed position and an open position;

a biasing member on at least one of said pivot pins to apply a force against said access door to retain said access door in
a desired position.

US Pat. No. 9,373,600

PACKAGE SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND METHOD

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A semiconductor package structure comprising:
a substrate having at least one conductive plane layer, a plurality of conductive traces on a first major surface, a plurality
of solder pads on an opposing second major surface, and a plurality of conductive solder bumps coupled to the plurality of
solder pads, wherein the plurality of solder pads are electrically coupled with the plurality of conductive traces by a plurality
of conductive vias extending vertically from the first major surface to the second major surface, wherein at least one of
the plurality of conductive solder bumps is laterally spaced apart from one of the plurality of conductive vias, and wherein
the at least one conductive plane layer includes a recess overlapping all of the solder pad having at least one of the plurality
of conductive solder bumps laterally spaced apart from one of the plurality of conductive vias;

a semiconductor device attached to the substrate; and
a package body covering at least the semiconductor device.

US Pat. No. 9,372,595

SURFACE TEXTURE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. A portable surface texture measurement device, comprising:
a display;
an operational interface; and
a controller configured to display in the display an operation screen and a guidance screen corresponding to a surface texture
measurement operation with respect to the operational interface, wherein:

the controller is further configured to display the operation screen in the display based on display information in a current
surface texture measurement operation screen, and to display the guidance screen in the display based on actuation of a request
for guidance button with respect to the operational interface;

the operation screen includes an icon display for at least one button that activates a predetermined surface texture measurement
function; and

the guidance screen includes a button list field displaying as a list an icon and a function name for the button corresponding
to and included in the current surface texture measurement operation screen, and a description display field displaying a
surface texture measurement function description for any selected button of all buttons included in the current surface texture
measurement operation screen.

US Pat. No. 9,372,508

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE SAME CAPABLE OF REDUCING ACCIDENTAL CONTACT-INDUCED MALFUNCTIONS

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A flexible display device, comprising:
a base;
a flexible display panel coupled to the base and having a touch control unit, wherein the touch control unit is located on
a display area of the flexible display panel;

a detecting unit, for detecting an operating state of the flexible display panel, wherein the operating state comprises a
concealing mode and an exposing mode; and

a control unit, disposed inside the base and electrically coupled to the detecting unit, wherein the detecting unit outputs
a detected signal indicative of a detected result to the control unit, and the control unit is configured to determine whether
to activate or turn off operation functions of the touch control unit according to the detected signal to minimize accidental
contact-induced malfunctions, wherein when the operation functions of the touch control unit is turned off, display information
of the flexible display panel is recorded, and the operation functions of the touch control unit are activated or turned off
in accordance with the operating state of the flexible display panel,

wherein as the detecting unit detects that the flexible display panel is in the concealing mode, the control unit turns off
the operation functions of the touch control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,372,059

MICROMETER

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. A micrometer having a frame with an anvil at one end and a spindle at another end, the spindle moving closer to or further
away from the anvil, comprising:
a heat shield cover that covers the frame, wherein
the heat shield cover has first ant-slip parts, and
the first anti-slip parts are disposed with a space therebetween in a moving direction of the spindle and the space corresponds
to a measurement position of an object to be measured in the moving direction of the spindle.

US Pat. No. 9,371,803

VALVE ASSEMBLY

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. An angle flow valve comprising:
a housing, the housing comprising:
a first recess for receiving a flow restrictor;
a second recess for receiving a relief valve;
a first port fluidly connected to the first recess;
an angled flow path fluidly connected to the first recess and to the second recess;
a second port fluidly connected to the angled flow path;
a relief passage between the first recess and the second recess; and
a cover comprising a solenoid assembly and a stop plate press-fit to retain the solenoid assembly in the cover,
wherein the first recess is parallel to the second recess,
wherein the first recess is cylindrical, wherein the second recess is cylindrical, and wherein the first recess is parallel
in the housing with the second recess having a shared material in-between and form a step in the shared material to form the
relief passage, and

wherein the cover couples to the housing by adjoining the solenoid against the flow restrictor and by adjoining the cover
against the relief valve.

US Pat. No. 9,370,581

CARBOHYDRATE CONJUGATES AS DELIVERY AGENTS FOR OLIGONUCLEOTIDES

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A modified TTR-targeting oligonucleotide comprising a structure shown below:

wherein LG is independently for each occurrence a ligand; and

wherein the oligonucleotide targets the TTR gene.

US Pat. No. 9,370,296

MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. An integrated portable medical diagnostic system, comprising:
a blood pressure monitor;
an otoscope;
an ophthalmoscope;
a thermometer;
an apparatus including a body defining a plurality of compartments, wherein a first compartment defines a first receptacle
for the blood pressure monitor, a second compartment adjacent the first compartment defines a second receptacle for the otoscope
and the ophthalmoscope, and a third compartment adjacent the second compartment defines a third receptacle for the thermometer;

at least one power supply arranged within the body;
a plurality of ports each coupled to the at least one power supply and configured to supply power to either one of the otoscope
and ophthalmoscope and to support either one of the otoscope and ophthalmoscope in an approximately vertical orientation;

a bracket coupled to a portion of the first compartment, the bracket configured to support an aneroid of the blood pressure
monitor;

a light emitting diode associated with each one of the plurality of ports and configured to indicate a charging state of either
one of the otoscope and ophthalmoscope when positioned in a corresponding one of the plurality of ports;

wherein the third receptacle comprises a cradle arranged to support the thermometer in an approximately horizontal orientation,
and wherein the cradle comprises contacts coupled to the at least one power supply and configured to supply power to the thermometer,
with a light emitting diode being associated with the contacts and configured to indicate a charging state of the thermometer
when positioned in the cradle.

US Pat. No. 9,374,302

DISTRIBUTED METHODOLOGY FOR PEER-TO-PEER TRANSMISSION OF STATEFUL PACKET FLOWS

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computer system, a first packet belonging to a stateful flow between a first virtual machine and a second
virtual machine;

accessing, by the computer system, flow associating information from the first packet, the flow associating information comprising
a source network address and a destination network address;

determining, by the computer system, a source host computer system using the source network address and a destination host
computer system using the destination network address;

selecting, by the computer system, from among the source host computer system and the destination host computer system, the
host computer system with a lower network address as a state analysis owner for the stateful flow; and

transmitting, by the computer system, the first packet to the selected host computer system.

US Pat. No. 9,374,033

THREE-LEVEL POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A three-level power conversion apparatus, comprising:
first and second three-level converters connected in parallel to an AC power supply system, each of which outputs a three
levels direct current;

positive side and negative side DC capacitors connected to the DC link of the three levels;
at least one three-level inverter to convert the DC output of the three levels to an alternating current, to drive an AC motor;
and

converter control means for controlling the first and second three-level converters;
wherein the converter control means has:
first and second reactive current control means for controlling so that reactive portions of input currents of the first and
second three-level converters become a prescribed reactive current reference, respectively;

first and second neutral point voltage fluctuation suppressing means for controlling first and second PWM control means, respectively,
so as to make a difference between voltages applied to the positive side and negative side DC capacitors to be zero; and

active current control means for supplying a prescribed circulating active current from the first three-level converter to
the second three-level converter.

US Pat. No. 9,372,828

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INPUTTING EQUATION

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

1. An equation input apparatus, comprising:
a learning context recognizer configured to extract learning context information based on a learner account of a learner,
wherein the learner account is provided with learning content information;

a target equation group extractor configured to generate a target equation group including target mathematical symbols based
on the extracted learning context information;

a predicted equation provider configured to
predict a predicted mathematical symbol list relating to information inputted or selected, by a learner command of the learner,
from the target equation group, and

provide an equation selected, by the learner, from the predicted mathematical symbol list; and
a typo indicator configured to check whether equation information or text information inputted or selected by the learner
command is a typo or not based on prestored decision information and, if the typo is confirmed, to automatically indicate
a typo state of the equation information or text information,

wherein the extracted learning context information includes at least one of learning field information, learning subject information,
learner nationality information of the learner, learner grade information of the learner, equation type information included
in a relevant learning content, and cumulative equation information regarding equations selected by the learner, and

wherein the prestored decision information includes at least one of equation information included in the learning content
information, text information included in learning subject information of the learning context information, and equation information
or text information included in entire curriculum information which corresponds to the learner's level of the learning context
information.

US Pat. No. 9,372,730

METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR NOTIFICATION DELIVERY

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:
assigning, by a processor, each message of at least one delivery job to one of a plurality of job queues, each of said plurality
of job queues being associated with a delivery timeframe;

determining, by the processor, a number of ports required to ensure that each message of said message delivery job is delivered
to its respective recipient within said delivery timeframe; and

assigning, by the processor, said determined number of ports to said message delivery job;
wherein the determining of the number of ports required is based on a number of jobs in the job queue, an estimated time to
complete each job, an expiration time for each job, a service level for each job, and an acceptable delivery window for each
job.

US Pat. No. 9,372,706

HOST SELECTION FOR VIRTUAL MACHINE PLACEMENT

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for placing virtual machines in a collection, the method comprising:
determining, by a computing device, a compatible set of hosts prior to placing virtual machines in the collection, wherein
the compatible set is determined on the basis of the compatibility of types of resources in the host with the virtual machines
in the collection;

determining, by the computing device, a plurality of equivalence sets of hosts from the compatible set of hosts prior to placing
virtual machines in the collection, wherein hosts in an equivalence set of hosts are considered similar;

testing equivalence sets of hosts in the plurality of equivalence sets of hosts, wherein a test of an equivalence set of hosts
determines a number of virtual machines in the collection that can be placed on hosts in the equivalence set of hosts;

ranking the tested equivalence sets of hosts, wherein the ranking is based on the testing; and
selecting an equivalence set of hosts from the ranked equivalence sets of hosts in which to place the virtual machines in
the collection based on the rankings; and

placing at least a portion of the virtual machines in the collection on one or more hosts in the selected equivalence set
of hosts.

US Pat. No. 9,372,583

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

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

1. A display device comprising a touch screen, comprising:
a panel, comprising:
a plurality of gate lines;
a plurality of data lines; and
a plurality of electrodes grouped into n groups in a direction in which the plurality of gate lines extend, where n is an
integer equal to or greater than 2;

a display driving unit configured to:
apply a gate signal to each of the plurality of gate lines;
apply a data signal to each of the plurality of data lines; and
apply a common voltage or a touch scan signal to each of the plurality of electrodes; and
a touch sensing unit configured to:
generate the touch scan signal; and
apply the touch scan signal to the display driving unit,
wherein the display driving unit is further configured to apply the touch scan signal to at least one group of the electrodes,
other than a group of the electrodes corresponding to gate lines to which the gate signal is applied,

wherein the display driving unit is further configured to respectively apply the common voltage and the touch scan signal
via a plurality of wires, the plurality of wires being respectively directly connected to the plurality of electrodes with
a one-to-one correspondence,

wherein the plurality of electrodes in each of the n groups are electrically insulated from each other, and
wherein the common voltage or the touch scan signal is individually applied to the plurality of electrodes in each of the
n groups.

US Pat. No. 9,371,134

CONTEXT-BASED FLIGHT MODE SELECTION

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A system for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle within an environment, the system comprising:
one or more processors individually or collectively configured to:
identify an environment type from a plurality of different environment types including an indoor environment, an outdoor environment,
a high obstacle density environment, and a low obstacle density environment, based on one or more different types of sensor
data generated by one or more different types of sensors,

select a flight mode from a plurality of different flight modes based on the identified environment type, wherein each of
the plurality of different flight modes is associated with a distinct set of operating rules for the unmanned aerial vehicle
to operate in a different environment type, and

cause the unmanned aerial vehicle to operate within the identified environment type while conforming to the set of operating
rules of the selected flight mode.

US Pat. No. 9,372,186

MINIMALLY-INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL INFLAMMATION

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for sampling esophageal mucosa in a subject comprising:
(a) deploying a device into the esophagus of the subject, the device comprising a capsule located at the distal end of the
device having an opening and a drag material embedded in the capsule, and a line embedded in the drag material and running
through the opening of the capsule, the line comprising one or more capture agents;

(b) removing the device after a predetermined period of time during which the one or more capture agents was exposed to the
esophageal mucosa of the subject;

(c) collecting one or more diagnostic indicators located in the esophageal mucosa; and
(d) evaluating the one or more diagnostic indicators.

US Pat. No. 9,373,928

DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS FOR TRANSFORMATION OF MODES IN LASERS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a HOM ribbon fiber amplifier configured to receive and amplify a higher order mode (HOM) input beam to produce an amplified
HOM beam;

a first diffractive optical element (DOE) configured to impart a predetermined phase onto said amplified HOM beam to produce
an amplified fundamental mode beam; and

a second DOE configured to transform the phase of said amplified fundamental mode beam into a single fundamental mode beam.

US Pat. No. 9,373,526

CHIP PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for forming a chip package, comprising:
providing a conducting plate, wherein a plurality of conducting pads are disposed on an upper surface of the conducting plate;
forming one or more conducting bumps on a lower surface of the conducting plate and below at least one of the conducting pads,
and the conducting bumps are not formed below each one of the conducting pads;

patterning the conducting plate by removing a portion of the conducting plate, wherein the patterned conducting plate has
a plurality of conducting sections electrically insulate from each other, and each of the conducting bumps is electrically
connected to a corresponding one of the conducting sections of the patterned conducting plate;

forming an insulating support layer to partially surround the conducting bumps; and
disposing a chip on the conducting pads;
wherein the step of patterning the conducting plate comprises performing an etching process on the lower surface of the conducting
plate to remove the portion of the conducting plate, and the conducting bumps serve as a etching mask during the etching process.

US Pat. No. 9,373,093

GATEWAY SERVICE MANAGER FOR BUSINESS OBJECT APPLICATIONS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A system comprising:
a backend server comprising business applications within a business object processing framework (BOPF), the business object
processing framework comprising a framework data format;

a generic gateway service manager coupled to the business object processing framework;
a gateway coupled to the generic gateway service manager, the gateway comprising a gateway data format;
a caching module coupled to the backend server, wherein a cache and a caching operation of the caching module are based on
a user session; and

a session identifier that is used to identify in the caching operation one or more of a paging operation, a filtering operation,
and a sorting operation;

wherein the generic gateway service manager is positioned between the business object processing framework and the gateway;
wherein the generic gateway service manager is configured to retrieve the framework data format from the business object processing
format and store the framework data format in the gateway;

wherein the gateway is configured to transfer data between the business object processing framework and a user interface using
the framework data format stored in the gateway;

wherein the generic gateway service manager executes the sorting operation by calculating a hash value for a requested entity
in the cache, and wherein the hash value is used to determine whether the requested entity is in the cache for a current session;

wherein when the requested entity is in the cache for the current session, transmit a portion of the requested entity as determined
by one or more paging options to the user interface; and

wherein when the requested entity is not in the cache for the current session, retrieve the requested entity from the business
object processing framework, and transmit the requested entity as determined by one or more paging options to the user interface.

US Pat. No. 9,374,196

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL MEMORIZED PREDISTORTION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A power amplifier system comprising:
an input operable to receive a signal that reflects information to be communicated;
an address data former operable to generate a digital lookup table key;
a predistortion lookup table coupled to the address data former;
a power amplifier having an output and an input, wherein the input to the power amplifier is coupled to the predistortion
lookup table;

a feedback signal representing the output of the power amplifier; and
a switch coupled to the feedback signal and the predistortion lookup table, wherein the switch is configured to disconnect
the feedback signal from the predistortion lookup table.

US Pat. No. 9,373,334

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AN AUDIO METADATA QUALITY SCORE

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method, comprising the steps of:
receiving an audio bitstream including at least two metadata parameters,
assessing the at least two metadata parameters, including by
determining metadata parameter quality values, including a metadata parameter quality value for each of the at least two metadata
parameters, wherein the audio bitstream is indicative of audio content of a program, the metadata parameters are indicative
of at least one of playback level, playback dynamic range, mixing level, or channel configuration of the audio content, and
at least one of the metadata parameters is specifically intended for use in changing sound of the program as delivered to
a listening environment, and each said metadata parameter quality value indicates whether or not the respective metadata parameter:

has been set correctly by a content creator, or
has been generated correctly during an encoding of the audio bitstream, and has not changed during a distribution and a transmission
of the audio bitstream; and

generating a metadata score based on a combination of the metadata parameter quality values, wherein at least two of the metadata
parameter quality values on which the metadata score is based correspond to the same segment of the audio bitstream.

US Pat. No. 9,374,935

MANUFACTURE WORK MACHINE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A manufacture work machine for performing a manufacture work, comprising:
a plurality of work-element performing apparatuses each configured to perform one of a plurality of work elements that comprise
the manufacture work, wherein

the plurality of work-element performing apparatuses include:
a plurality of work head devices comprising a first work head device and a second work head device which are mutually different
in a kind of a work to be performed; and

a head moving device configured to move the plurality of work head devices,
the head moving device includes a planar-type moving device configured to move the plurality of work head devices as a unit
along one plane and configured not to move the plurality of work head devices independently of each other along the one plane,

the manufacture work machine is an assembling work machine configured to perform, as the manufacture work, an assembling work
of assembling a plurality of components into an assembled article and which is configured to perform, as at least a part of
the assembling work, a work of mounting, onto a first component as one of the plurality of components, a second component
as another one of the plurality of components,

the first work head device is configured to perform holding of the second component, as a work necessary for mounting the
second component onto the first component,

the head moving device includes a plurality of up-down-direction moving devices configured to move the plurality of work head
devices independently of each other in an up-down direction,

the head moving device includes a plurality of head holding portions for respectively holding the plurality of work head devices,
the up-down-direction moving devices are configured to move the plurality of work head devices in the up-down direction by
respectively moving the head holding portions, and

the manufacture work machine further comprises an image taking device attached to one of the head holding portions that holds
the first work head device, the image taking device being configured to be moved, in the up-down direction, by one of the
plurality of up-down-direction moving devices that moves the first work head device, such that the image taking device is
moved together with the first work head device.

US Pat. No. 9,374,072

POST FABRICATION TUNING OF AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
at least one transistor having a plurality of electrical connections and a normal performance characteristic controlled by
one or more physical properties of said transistor, said normal performance characteristic arising during normal operations
of said transistor that apply normal electrical signals within respective normal ranges to at least some of said plurality
of electrical connections of said transistor, said normal performance characteristic having a value resulting in incorrect
operation of said integrated circuit upon normal switching of said transistor; and

a tuner configured to apply during a tuning operation a tuning stimulus to a gate of said transistor to permanently change
at least one of said one or more physical properties of said transistor that control said normal performance characteristic
such that upon resuming modified normal operations with said normal electrical signals said transistor operates with a changed
normal performance characteristic, said changed normal performance characteristic having a value resulting in correct operation
of said integrated circuit upon normal switching of said transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,373,375

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY VALIDITY

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

10. A device, comprising:
a non-volatile memory;
a processor; and
a memory device storing instructions executable by the processor to:
read validity timing information written to the non-volatile memory device; and
determine validity of the non-volatile memory device using the validity timing information read from the non-volatile memory
device.

US Pat. No. 9,372,205

UNIVERSAL PROBE CARD PCB DESIGN

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

16. A method comprising:
selectively transmitting first testing signals to a membrane core through a portion of a plurality of signal channels on a
printed circuit board (PCB), and transmitting second testing signals to the membrane core through a portion of the signal
channels on the PCB,

wherein the signal channels through which the first testing signals are transmitted are different from the signal channels
through which the second testing signals are transmitted,

wherein the membrane core is inserted into an opening defined by a plurality of first signal pads on the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,374,019

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISCHARGING AN AC INPUT CAPACITOR WITH AUTOMATIC DETECTION

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for discharging a capacitor, the system comprising: a signal detector configured to receive an input signal and
generate a detection signal based on at least information associated with the input signal, the input signal being associated
with an alternate current signal received by a capacitor including a first capacitor terminal and a second capacitor terminal;
and
a discharge control component configured to receive at least the detection signal and generate an output signal to discharge
the capacitor if the detection signal satisfies one or more conditions;

wherein:
the signal detector is further configured to, during a first predetermined time period, sample the input signal a first plurality
of times to generate a first plurality of sampled signals respectively and compare each sampled signal of the first plurality
of sampled signals with a first predetermined threshold; and

the discharge control component is further configured to, if the detection signal indicates that each sampled signal of the
first plurality of sampled signals is larger than the first predetermined threshold, generate the output signal to discharge
the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,373,506

METHOD FOR TREATING SURFACE OF DIAMOND THIN FILM, METHOD FOR FORMING TRANSISTOR, AND SENSOR DEVICE

YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORA...

1. A method for forming a transistor, comprising:
forming a diamond thin film;
exposing at least a part of a surface of the diamond thin film to a fluorine gas or a fluorine-based gas without carbon to
substitute part of hydrogen-terminals of the diamond thin film with fluorine-terminals in the absence of a deposition process
of a fluorocarbon deposition film on the surface of the diamond thin film; and

forming a gate on the part of the surface of the diamond thin film.

US Pat. No. 9,372,425

CURABLE SUBLIMATION TONER AND SUBLIMATION TRANSFER PROCESS USING SAME

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A sublimation transfer printing method comprising:
applying a curable sublimation toner comprising at least one curable component and at least one sublimation colorant in a
desired pattern onto a transfer substrate to form an image on the transfer substrate at a first temperature which is below
a sublimation temperature of the sublimation colorant;

wherein the curable sublimation toner comprises a conventional toner or a chemical toner; and wherein the curable sublimation
toner comprises at least one curable amorphous resin and optionally, a crystalline resin;

curing the image on the transfer substrate; and
bringing the transfer substrate into contact with a final image-receiving substrate, optionally applying pressure, and heating
to a second temperature which is sufficient to cause the sublimation colorant to sublime and form a permanent image on the
final image-receiving substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,370,445

TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR SURGICAL CORRECTION OF DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT, METHOD OF GENERATING CONTROL DATA THEREFORE, AND METHOD FOR SURGICAL CORRECTION OF DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A treatment apparatus for surgical correction of defective eyesight in an eye of a patient, comprising a laser device which
separates corneal tissue by irradiation of pulsed laser radiation to a focal point located within the corneal tissue, the
laser device being controlled by a controller, wherein the controller controls the laser device such that said laser radiation
is focused on and applied to target points arranged in a pattern in the cornea, and the controller provides control data to
the laser device, wherein the control data specifies the target points to be points spaced apart on a path curve over which
a focus of the laser radiation is shifted, wherein the control data causes the laser device to shift the focused laser radiation
along the path curve via the target points of the pattern and to emit pulses of the pulsed laser radiation into the cornea
at the target points and also to emit pulses of the pulsed laser radiation at additional intermediate points of laser application
located between the target points on said path wherein the additional intermediate points of laser application are not specified
target points of the control data.
US Pat. No. 9,373,495

FLUORINE-CONTAINING RESIN FILM AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A fluorine-containing resin film of thickness 10 to 50 ?m, formed from a fluorine-containing resin composition obtained
by adding 10 to 30 parts by mass of a titanium oxide or composite oxide-containing inorganic pigment with respect to 100 parts
by mass in total of resin components consisting of 60 to 95 parts by mass of a vinylidene fluoride-based resin and 5 to 40
parts by mass of a methacrylic acid ester-based resin, the fluorine-containing resin film having a II-type crystal peak intensity
ratio, represented by (A)/((A)+(B))×100 where (A) is the peak height at 840 cm?1 and (B) is the peak height at 765 cm?1 in a measuring chart using an infrared absorption spectrum, of at least 60%; and an overall degree of crystallinity of at
least 30% as calculated from an X-ray diffraction profile, wherein a melted resin consisting of the fluorine-containing resin
composition is melt extrusion formed using a T-die process, thereby forming the fluorine-containing resin film and a converted
heat quantity per unit time when cooling the melted resin is 70 to 180 kW per kg of melted resin according to the equation
represented by Formula 1:
converted heat quantity=specific heat of resin composition (J/kg?C)×AT/cooling time (sec)  Formula 1
wherein ?T=melted resin temperature?temperature after cooling.

US Pat. No. 9,373,748

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A nitride semiconductor light emitting device comprising:
a n-type nitride layer and a p-type nitride layer;
an active layer disposed between the n-type and the p-type nitride layer and with a multiple quantum well structure wherein
a plurality of quantum well layers and a plurality of quantum barrier layer are stacked alternatively in the active layer;
and

an electron blocking layer formed by a superlattice layer between the active layer and the p-type nitride layer with asymmetric
structure with respect to a center thereof, wherein the superlattice layer includes well layers and barrier layers alternately
stacked with each other and the thickness of the well layers within the superlattice layer are gradually increased along a
direction from the p-type nitride layer to the active layer.

US Pat. No. 9,373,525

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:
forming a semiconductor layer that comprises an oxide semiconductor including indium;
processing the semiconductor layer by wet etching to form an island-shaped semiconductor layer;
processing the island-shaped semiconductor layer by dry etching to form a recessed portion in the island-shaped semiconductor
layer; and

performing oxygen radical treatment on the recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 9,372,718

VIRTUALIZABLE ADVANCED SYNCHRONIZATION FACILITY

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor coupleable to a shared memory that is shared by one or more other processors, wherein the processor is operating
in a virtual machine mode and is configured to execute a section of code that includes a plurality of memory access operations
to the shared memory as an atomic transaction relative to the one or more other processors; and

wherein the processor is configured to abort the transaction in response to identifying that at least one of the plurality
of memory access operations includes a disallowed instruction, the disallowed instruction of a type that is executed in the
virtual machine mode and a native computing environment and that has a different operation during execution in the virtual
machine mode than during execution of the disallowed instruction in the native computing environment.

US Pat. No. 9,372,517

MICRO-CONTROLLER RESET SYSTEM AND RESET METHOD THEREOF

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. A micro-controller reset system, comprising:
an enable circuit electrically connected to a system power source, wherein when a voltage of the system power source is raised
to be greater than a first voltage, the enable circuit outputs an enable signal with a steep leading edge;

a buck converter configured to convert the system power source to a micro-controller power source according to the enable
signal, thereby supplying power to a micro-controller;

a reset circuit electrically connected to the system power source and the micro-controller power source, wherein when a voltage
of the system power source is dropped to be smaller than a second voltage, the reset circuit outputs a reset signal to reset
the micro-controller, wherein the first voltage is smaller than the second voltage,

wherein when the reset system enters a power drop state, a voltage of the system power source begins to drop to cause a voltage
of the micro-controller power source to drop;

when a voltage of the system power source is dropped to be smaller than the second voltage but greater than the first voltage,
the reset circuit outputs the reset signal and the enable circuit continues to output the enable signal; and

the enable signal controls the buck converter to output the micro-controller power source to the micro-controller to hold
the micro-controller at a work state to receive the reset signal to perform a reset process; and

wherein the reset circuit further comprises:
a first transistor electrically connected to the micro-controller; and a voltage comparator electrically connected to the
first transistor, wherein when a voltage of the system power source is dropped to be smaller than the second voltage, the
voltage comparator outputs a positive voltage signal to turn on the first transistor, and when the first transistor is turned
on, the first transistor outputs a reset signal to reset the micro-controller.

US Pat. No. 9,372,277

NEUTRON POROSITY DOWNHOLE TOOL WITH IMPROVED PRECISION AND REDUCED LITHOLOGY EFFECTS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A downhole neutron porosity tool comprising:
a neutron source configured to emit neutrons into a subterranean formation;
a neutron monitor configured to detect a count rate of neutrons proportional to the neutrons emitted by the neutron source;
a neutron detector configured to detect a count rate of neutrons scattered off the subterranean formation;
data processing circuitry configured to determine an environmentally corrected porosity configured to be output to an operator
as representative of a true porosity of the subterranean formation using neutron measurements consisting of the count rate
of neutrons scattered off the subterranean formation normalized to the count rate of neutrons proportional to the neutrons
emitted by the neutron source to thereby determine the environmentally corrected porosity without using a ratio of count rates
from any other neutron detector ; and

an output device configured to output an indication of the environmentally corrected porosity as representative of the true
porosity of the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 9,374,930

FAN HOLDING STRUCTURE, HEAT-DISSIPATING MODULE WITH THE FAN HOLDING STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A heat-dissipating module, comprising:
a fan holding structure, comprising:
a carrying body, having a vent;
at least one resilient clamping member, arranged on the carrying body at a peripheral portion of the vent, and extending vertically
from a surface of the carrying body; wherein the at least one resilient clamping member includes a clamping frame and a resilient
clamping arm; wherein the clamping frame is fixedly arranged on the carrying body, and one end of the resilient clamping arm
is disposed on the clamping frame, whereas the other end is freely exposed from a side of the clamping frame in a direction
towards a central axis of the carrying body; and

a plurality of resilient fixing members, arranged on the carrying body at a peripheral portion of the vent, and extending
vertically from the surface of the carrying body; and

a fan, having a plurality of mounting holes corresponding to the resilient fixing members of the carrying body;
wherein when the fan is assembled on the carrying body, each of the resilient fixing members is correspondingly engaged in
one of the mounting holes of the fan, and the at least one resilient clamping member is abutted against a sidewall of the
fan.

US Pat. No. 9,373,479

HIGH-SPEED MULTIFRAME DYNAMIC TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE IMAGE ACQUISITION SYSTEM WITH ARBITRARY TIMING

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An electron microscope, comprising:
a photocathode;
a laser system for producing a train of laser pulses of a predefined pulse duration and waveform, wherein the laser system
is arranged to direct the train of laser pulses to the photocathode to produce a train of electron pulses;

a sample holder for retaining a sample, wherein the sample holder is downstream of the photocathode;
a deflector subsystem having electrostatic deflector plates arranged downstream of the sample holder;
an image sensor downstream of the deflector subsystem, wherein the image sensor provides signals corresponding to a sequence
of images or diffraction patterns of the sample; and

a control system in communication with the laser system and the deflector subsystem, wherein the control system is synchronized
with the laser system for reversibly switching voltage signals applied to each of the deflector plates to independently control
excitation of each of the deflector plates to synchronize operation of the deflector subsystem with the train of laser pulses,
so as to direct each electron pulse of the train of electron pulses to a portion of the image sensor to provide the signals
corresponding to the sequence of images or diffraction patterns of the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,372,749

FEEDBACK SIGNALING ERROR DETECTION AND CHECKING IN MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method implemented in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:
the WTRU generating feedback bits, wherein the feedback bits comprise one or more of a precoding matrix index (PMI) or a channel
quality index (CQI);

the WTRU selecting a number of cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits to attach to the feedback bits based on the number of feedback
bits to be encoded;

the WTRU selecting a type of channel coding scheme to apply to the feedback bits and the selected number of CRC bits based
on the number of feedback bits to be encoded;

the WTRU encoding the feedback bits and the selected number of CRC bits using the selected type of channel coding scheme;
and

the WTRU transmitting the encoded feedback bits.

US Pat. No. 9,371,281

INDOLE DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF HISTONE DEACETYLASE

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A compound of Formula Ia or IIa:

wherein:
R1 is —C(O)NHOH;

X2 is a bond, or alkylene; where the alkylene is optionally substituted with one, two, three, four, or five halo;

R2 is aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocycloalkyl where the aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally
substituted with one, two, or three acyl, acylamino, acyloxy, alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkenyl, substituted alkenyl, alkoxy,
alkoxycarbonyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkylaminocarbonyl, dialkylaminocarbonyl, optionally substituted arylaminocarbonyl,
optionally substituted heteroarylaminocarbonyl, carboxy, cyano, halo, haloalkoxy, or nitro;

R3 is hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkenyl, substituted alkenyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, or haloalkoxy;

R4 is hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkenyl, substituted alkenyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, or optionally substituted
phenyl;

X5 is a bond, alkylene, or alkenylene where the alkylene or alkenylene is optionally substituted with halo; and

R5 is aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocycloalkyl where the aryl, cycloalkyl, heteroaryl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally
substituted with one, two, or three acyl, acylamino, acyloxy, alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkenyl, substituted alkenyl, alkoxy,
alkoxycarbonyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkylaminocarbonyl, dialkylaminocarbonyl, optionally substituted arylaminocarbonyl,
optionally substituted heteroarylaminocarbonyl, carboxy, cyano, halo, haloalkoxy, or nitro;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,374,141

SIGNAL GENERATION METHOD, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION METHOD, AND RECEPTION DEVICE

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A signal generation method for use in a transmission device, the signal generation method comprising:
generating a first modulated signal s1(i) from first transmission data of g bits, and generating a second modulated signal s2(i) from second transmission data of h bits;

generating a first signal z1(i) and a second signal z2(i) that satisfy formula R2 from the first modulated signal s1(i) and the second modulated signal s2(i), the generating of the first modulated signal s1(i), the second modulated signal s2(i), the first signal z1(i) and the second signal z2(i) being performed by the transmitting device; and

transmitting, using the transmission device, a plurality of transmission signals including at least the first signal z1(i) and the second signal z2(i) from a plurality of antennas at the same frequency and at the same time,


where a(i), b(i), c(i), and d(i) each denote an arbitrary complex number, at least two of a(i), b(i), c(i), and d(i) each
denote a value other than zero, P1 and P2 each denote a real number, and Q1 and Q2 each denote a real number and satisfy Q1>Q2, and

when a third signal u1(i) and a fourth signal u2(i) are defined such that z1(i)=Q1×u1(i) and z2(i)=Q2×u2(i) are satisfied,

D1>D2 is satisfied, where D1 represents a minimum Euclidian distance between 2g+h possible signal points for the third signal u1(i) in an I (in-phase)-Q (quadrature) plane, and D2 represents a minimum Euclidian distance between 2g+h possible signal points for the fourth signal u2(i) in an I (in-phase)-Q (quadrature) plane.

US Pat. No. 9,374,011

SECONDARY CONTROLLER FOR USE IN SYNCHRONOUS FLYBACK CONVERTER

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

9. A power converter, comprising:
an energy transfer element having a primary winding and a secondary winding;
a first switch coupled to the primary winding and coupled to an input of the power converter; and
a secondary controller coupled to control switching of the first switch to control a transfer of energy through the energy
transfer element from the input of the power converter to an output of the power converter, the secondary controller including:

a comparator coupled to generate a compare signal in response to a comparison of a threshold to an input signal representative
of a secondary winding voltage of the secondary winding;

a drive circuit coupled to generate a drive signal to control the first switch, wherein the drive signal is coupled to be
generated by the drive circuit in response to a feedback signal representative of the output of the power converter; and

logic circuitry coupled to the drive circuit and coupled to the comparator, wherein the logic circuitry is coupled to generate
a control signal to control a second switch in response to the drive signal and in response to the compare signal, and wherein
the second switch is coupled to a secondary side of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 9,373,508

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

Realtek Semiconductor Cor...

1. A semiconductor device, being formed on a substrate and comprising:
a first first-type metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET), having a first gate structure, a first source
area, a first drain area, and two first pocket implant areas formed on the substrate; and

a second first-type MOSFET, having a second gate structure, a second source area, and a second drain area, and two second
pocket implant areas formed on the substrate;

wherein a first pocket implant process is applied to the first first-type MOSFET via a first photomask to form the two first
pocket implant areas, a second pocket implant process is applied to the second first-type MOSFET via a second photomask to
form the two second pocket implant areas, and a direction of the first gate structure and a direction of the second gate structure
are different.

US Pat. No. 9,372,961

PHARMACEUTICAL VERIFICATION CAMERA SYSTEM AND METHOD

Humana Inc., Louisville,...

1. A computerized method for capturing an image of a drug vial on an automated dispensing line comprising:
(a) prior to receiving an image of said drug vial from a camera, receiving at a computer expected vial configuration data
for said drug vial;

(b) receiving at said computer at least one camera setting associated with said vial configuration data;
(c) transmitting from said computer to a camera on said automated dispensing line said at least one camera setting;
(d) automatically configuring said camera according to said settings;
(e) receiving at said computer from said camera an image captured using said at least one camera setting;
(f) prior to receiving an image of a second drug vial from a camera, receiving at said computer vial configuration data for
the second drug vial;

(g) receiving at said computer an indicator said vial configuration data for said second drug vial is not associated with
at least one camera setting;

(h) invoking at said computer a camera learning algorithm to identify at least one camera setting associated with said vial
configuration data for said second drug vial, said algorithm comprises causing the camera to:

(1) focus a camera depth to a random level;
(2) invoke an auto gain and an auto balancing feature;
(3) wait for the image to achieve steady state with respect to color;
(4) initialize an auto focus feature;
(5) wait for the image to achieve steady state with respect to sharpness; and
(6) capture a training image;
(i) receiving at said computer from said camera learning algorithm at least one camera setting associated with said vial configuration
data for said second drug vial; and

(j) receiving at said computer from said camera a second image captured using said at least one camera setting associated
with said vial configuration data for said second drug vial.

US Pat. No. 9,374,207

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT IN A MULTI-SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MOBILE DEVICE

ST-ERICSSON SA, Plan-les...

1. A method of scheduling the reception of at least one System Information block by a mobile device associated with at least
a first Subscriber Identity, and a second Subscriber Identity, said System Information block being intended to the second
Subscriber Identity and being broadcasted with a first periodicity over a network by at least one base station of the network
in the form of a plurality of bursts, according to a given frame structure having Time Division Multiple Access, TDMA, frames,
each TDMA frame comprising a plurality of time gaps, first time gaps of respective first TDMA frames being allocated to a
communication activity on the first Subscriber Identity, at least one burst of the System Information block being broadcasted
over the network during a second time gap of a second TDMA frame, wherein if one of the first TDMA frames and the second TDMA
frame are one and the same TDMA frame within the frame structure and if the second time gap is comprised between two consecutive
first time gaps dedicated to the communication activity on the first Subscriber Identity, then the method comprises allocating
said second time gap of the second TDMA frame to receive the burst of the System Information block for the second Subscriber
Identity during the communication activity on the first Subscriber Identity.

US Pat. No. 9,373,755

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES ON CONCAVE TEXTURE SUBSTRATE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A method of forming a light-emitting diode (LED) device, the method comprising:
forming recesses in a substrate;
forming a separation layer over the substrate and in the recesses;
patterning the separation layer to form separation regions in a bottom of the recesses; and
forming LED structures within and extending along sidewalls of the recesses, the LED structures extending over at least a
portion of upper surfaces of the separation regions, a portion of the LED structures adjoining the substrate at the sidewalls
of the recesses having a different material composition than the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,374,454

REDUCTION IN NETWORK CONGESTION

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a telephony connection request at a location in a telephony network, the location separated from the intended recipient
of the telephony connection request by a target telephony network, the telephony connection request, a count of failed connection
attempts and a count of short duration connections forming a connection history;

determining a target addressing information regarding the intended recipient, the addressing information including at least
routing information or a phone number;

accessing a do-not-call list, the do-not-call-list including one or more telephony recipients and recipient addressing information
for each telephony recipient, the recipient addressing information including at least routing information or a phone number;

determining whether the target addressing information matches any recipient addressing information; and based on the determination
of any matches and whether the connection history indicates network congestion, denying the telephony connection request.

US Pat. No. 9,373,876

MULTIPLE-MODE FILTER FOR RADIO FREQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Nanyang Technological Uni...

16. A bandpass filter comprising:
a first filtering circuit; and
one or more second filtering circuits, wherein each of the first and one or more second filtering circuits are cascaded through
input and output ports thereof up to N stages, wherein N is an integer greater than one, to define parameters that are designed
to meet a predetermined filtering response, and wherein each of the first and one or more second filtering circuits comprises:

a first set of filter coupled elements;
a second set of filter coupled elements;
a three-port “T” transmission line junction having a first port coupled to a first end of a first one of the first set of
filter coupled elements and a second port coupled to a first end of a first one of the second set of filter coupled elements,
wherein a second one of the first set of filter coupled elements comprises an input transmission line having an end thereof
coupled to an input port and an opposite end thereof comprising an open end, and wherein a second one of the second set of
filter coupled elements comprises an output transmission line having an end thereof coupled to an output port and an opposite
end thereof comprising an open end; and

a perturbing element coupled to a third port of the three-port “T” transmission line junction,
wherein at least one of the first and one or more second filtering circuits is configured as an elliptical multimode filter,
wherein the open end of the input transmission line and the open end of the output transmission line are each connected with
a section of coupled lines wherein an end section of the coupled lines that is opposite the section of the coupled lines connected
to the input and output transmission lines is connected to ground.

US Pat. No. 9,370,328

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING TUMOR BOUNDARY CHARACTERISTICS

University of Washington ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving imaging data, wherein the imaging data indicates a tumor and one or more tissues that surround the tumor;
determining one or more radial segments that extend from the tumor to the one or more surrounding tissues based on the imaging
data, wherein the one or more radial segments each comprise one or more respective data points indicating signal intensity;

determining one or more respective tumor boundary parameters for each of the one or more radial segments based on at least
the one or more respective data points indicating signal intensity, wherein each of the one or more radial segments intersect
a tumor boundary;

based on the one or more determined tumor boundary parameters, determining a tumor margin that is outside of the tumor boundary
and at least partially within a transition region between the tumor boundary and the one or more tissues that surround the
tumor, wherein the determined tumor margin represents a surface along which the tumor is to be resected during surgery; and

causing a graphical representation of the determined tumor margin to be displayed on a graphical display.

US Pat. No. 9,374,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING DISPENSING UNITS OF A DISPENSER

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A dispensing apparatus comprising:
a frame including a gantry configured to provide movement in X axis and Y axis directions, the gantry including a first side
rail, a second side rail and a beam that extends between the first side rail and the second side rail, the beam being configured
to move in the Y axis direction along the first and second side rails to achieve Y axis movement, the gantry further including
a carriage mounted on the beam, the carriage being configured to move along the length of the beam in the X axis direction;

a support coupled to the frame, the support being configured to support at least one electronic substrate under the gantry;
a first dispenser coupled to the carriage, the first dispenser being configured to dispense material;
a second dispenser coupled to the carriage by an automatic adjustment mechanism, the second dispenser being configured to
dispense material;

an imager coupled to one of the frame and the gantry, the imager being configured to capture at least one image of a first
pattern and a second pattern, the second pattern being substantially identical to the first pattern; and

a controller configured to control the operation of the carriage, the first dispenser, the second dispenser, the automatic
adjustment mechanism, and the imager,

wherein the automatic adjustment mechanism is configured to move the second dispenser in the X axis and Y axis directions
to manipulate and adjust a spacing between the first dispenser and the second dispenser during a dispensing operation in which
the first dispenser and the second dispenser dispense material on a substrate, and

wherein the automatic adjustment mechanism includes a linear bearing secured to the carriage, a mounting block configured
to ride along the linear bearing, coupled to the second dispenser, and a first linear drive motor assembly configured to move
the mounting block along the linear bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,374,247

CHANNEL ESTIMATION METHOD AND DEVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A channel estimation method, comprising:
performing, by a channel estimation device, channel estimation on encrypted pilots using channel estimation values of original
pilots by adopting two-dimension channel estimation approach to derive channel estimation values of the encrypted pilots;
and

performing, by the channel estimation device, channel estimation on all resources using the channel estimation values of the
encrypted pilots by adopting one-dimension channel estimation approach to derive channel estimation values over all the resources.

US Pat. No. 9,374,589

HDR IMAGES WITH MULTIPLE COLOR GAMUTS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method to encode with a processor a high dynamic range (HDR) image, the method comprising:
receiving an input HDR image (HDR) with an input color gamut and an input dynamic range;
applying a tone mapping and a gamut mapping function to the input HDR image to generate a first base image in a first dynamic
range and a first color space, wherein the first color space comprises a first color gamut, wherein the first dynamic range
is lower than the input dynamic range and the first color gamut is narrower than the input color gamut;

applying a color transform process to the first base image to generate a second base image in a second color space with a
second color gamut, wherein the second color gamut is different than the first color gamut;

generating HDR metadata in response to the input HDR image and the second base image; and
generating an output coded HDR image based on the first base image and the HDR metadata.

US Pat. No. 9,370,858

BUCKET TRUCK INTENSIFIER HAVING A HYDRAULIC MANIFOLD

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A high pressure tool assembly, comprising:
a tool including a tool head;
a hand control valve connected to said tool and including a handle spaced away from said tool head;
a hydraulic manifold fluidly connected to said hand control valve;
an intensifier fluidly connected to said hydraulic manifold and to said tool, said intensifier increasing a pressure of a
first operating fluid supplied to said tool;

a first fluid circuit formed between said hand control valve, said hydraulic manifold and said intensifier, said first fluid
circuit operating at a first pressure; and

a second fluid circuit formed between said intensifier and the tool, said second fluid circuit operating at a second pressure,
said second pressure being larger than said first pressure and said second fluid circuit being isolated from said first fluid
circuit, whereby a user operating said tool assemble grips said handle having only said first pressure fluid passing therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,373,481

HIGH-ENERGY ION IMPLANTER, BEAM COLLIMATOR, AND BEAM COLLIMATION METHOD

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. A beam collimator of an ion implanter, comprising:
a plurality of acceleration and/or deceleration lens units that are arranged along a reference trajectory so that a beam collimated
to the reference trajectory comes out from an exit of the beam collimator; and

a vacuum container that surrounds the plurality of lens units,
wherein each of the plurality of lens units forms a bow-shaped curved gap defined by at least two electrode sections and is
formed such that an angle of a beam traveling direction with respect to the reference trajectory is changed by an electric
field generated in the bow-shaped curved gap,

wherein an electrode section on one side of one lens unit of the plurality of lens units and an electrode section on the other
side of a lens unit adjacent to the lens unit are formed to have the same potential, and

wherein a vacant space is provided between one lens unit of the plurality of lens units and a lens unit adjacent to the lens
unit, the vacant space being directed in a direction that perpendicularly intersects a beam collimation plane on the reference
trajectory, and an inner field containing the reference trajectory communicates, through the vacant space, with an outer field
formed between the vacuum container and the plurality of lens units.

US Pat. No. 9,371,740

OPERATION CONTROL APPARATUS AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD FOR STEAM TURBINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

4. An operation control method for a steam turbine including at least a high-pressure turbine and a low-pressure turbine,
the steam turbine further including a governor valve that controls a flow rate of steam to be supplied to the high-pressure
turbine, and an extraction control valve that controls a flow rate of steam to be supplied from the high-pressure turbine
to the low-pressure turbine, the operation control method comprising:
a speed control step of generating a speed control output signal based on an output target value of the steam turbine and
a detected speed of the steam turbine;

an extraction pressure control step of generating an extraction pressure control output signal based on an extraction flow
rate target value of the steam turbine and a detected extraction pressure of the steam turbine; and

an operation signal generation step of generating operation signals for operating the governor valve and the extraction control
valve with reference to an extraction map for deriving opening degrees of the governor valve and the extraction control valve
at an operation point, the opening degrees being determined in the extraction map depending on the speed control output signal
and the extraction pressure control output signal,

wherein a scale of the extraction pressure control output signal in the extraction map is modified by multiplying the scale
by a value that is derived by dividing the extraction flow rate target value with an extraction flow rate actual value.

US Pat. No. 9,370,767

METAL OXIDE COMPOSITE AND A METHOD OF FORMING THEREOF

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A method of forming a metal oxide composite in the form of beads, the method comprising:
mixing a metal oxide, at least two monomers and a dispersant to produce a slurry;
gel casting the slurry to produce a green metal oxide composite; wherein the gel casting comprises dropping the slurry into
a gel casting media to form the green metal oxide composite as beads; and

sintering the green metal oxide composite to produce the metal oxide composite in the form of beads;
wherein the gel casting media comprises a graphite-oil media; and
wherein the metal oxide comprises at least one of: a cobalt-based metal oxide, a yttria stabilized zirconia-based metal oxide,
a nickel-based metal oxide, and a perovskite-based metal oxide.