US Pat. No. 9,392,929

CONNECTOR COMPRISING BACKFLOW VALVE FOR A TUBE SET

Medivators Inc., Minneap...

1. A connector configured to pass a liquid from a bottle and a gas between a tube set assembly and a medical instrument, the
tube set assembly comprising a first tube set having an air tube and a water tube, a second tube set utilized to provide irrigation
fluid to the medical instrument, a third tube set utilized to provide gas to the medical instrument, and a bottle cap, the
air and water tubes contacting the connector, a first flow path of the air tube and a second flow path of the water tube diverging
to first and second outlets of the connector, and a valve disposed within the second outlet and configured to prevent flow
of the liquid back from the medical instrument to the bottle, wherein the first tube set and at least one of the second tube
set or the third tube set are configured to pass through the bottle cap.

US Pat. No. 9,398,438

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TDD CONFIGURATION FOR D2D OPEN DISCOVERY

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for device-to-device (D2D) discovery in time division duplexing (TDD) communications, the method comprising:
selecting, at a network component, a TDD frame configuration from a set of available TDD frame configurations;
sending, from the network component, an indicator of the TDD frame configuration to a plurality of devices;
determining a D2D discovery configuration for a discovery time interval according to the TDD frame configuration; and
sending, from the network component to the plurality of devices, the D2D discovery configuration,
wherein the D2D discovery configuration includes parameters relating to resources of D2D discovery signals and transmission
of the D2D discovery signals during the discovery time interval, the D2D discovery configuration comprising an initial discovery
configuration radio frame and a spacing index for locating subsequent discovery configuration radio frames, wherein the D2D
discovery configuration indicates, to each of the plurality of devices, successive D2D discovery subframe indices in the discovery
time interval according to:

j=(r+ki)mod 1024,
wherein j is a D2D discovery subframe index in the discovery time interval, r is the initial discovery configuration radio
frame, i is the spacing index, and k is an integer offset, the integer offset being 1 for an initial D2D discovery subframe
index and increasing by 1 for each one of the successive D2D discovery subframe indices.

US Pat. No. 9,397,019

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE CONFIGURATIONS TO REDUCE STIFFNESS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:
a die having a first side and a second side disposed opposite to the first side; and
an encapsulation material encapsulating at least a portion of the die and having a first surface that is adjacent to the first
side of the die and a second surface disposed opposite to the first surface;

wherein the second surface has one or more trenches formed therein that have a length as measured in a plane parallel to the
second surface that is greater than a width that is measured in a plane parallel to the second surface and perpendicular to
the length such that one or more cross-section areas of the IC package as measured at a trench are thinner than one or more
other cross-section areas of the IC package as measured at a portion of the IC package that does not intersect with a trench.

US Pat. No. 9,396,350

OBJECT-BASED COMMANDS WITH ACCESS CONTROL IDENTIFIERS

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. The apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to:
store data as objects, each object including:
a tracking indicator to identify the object;
a data field with a variable size to store user data;
a current access tag metadata field to regulate access to an object;
receive a command including:
an operation directed to an object; and
a specified tracking indicator identifying the object;
an access control identifier used to determine whether to perform the operation, the access control identifier including a
present access tag value corresponding to the current access tag metadata field of the object, and an updated access tag value
to update the current access tag metadata field after modifying the object; compare the present access tag value against the
current access tag metadata field to regulate access to the data by multiple clients to keep the data synchronized;

execute the command when the present access tag value matches the current access tag metadata field; and
change the current access tag metadata field to the updated access tag value after executing the command.

US Pat. No. 9,395,463

EM PROCESSING USING FIELD RATIOS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method, comprising:
operating an electronic device to model expected electromagnetic (EM) field components to be measured by an EM apparatus associated
with a subterranean formation, wherein the EM apparatus comprises at least one EM source and at least one EM receiver;

operating the electronic device to determine one or more ratios of the modeled EM field components;
operating the at least one EM source to emit an EM signal into the subterranean formation, and operating the at least one
EM receiver to measure actual EM field components of the EM signal;

operating the electronic device to compare the one or more ratios of the modeled EM field components with one or more ratios
of the actual EM field components; and

updating the one or more ratios of the modeled EM field components based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,398,733

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING COMPOSITE

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. An electromagnetic shielding composite, comprising:
a polymer; and
a carbon nanotube film structure disposed in the polymer;
wherein the carbon nanotube film structure comprises a plurality of carbon nanotube films overlapped with each other to form
a microporous structure defining a plurality of micropores, a diameter of the plurality of micropores is in a range from 0.5
micrometer to 1 micrometer, each of the plurality of carbon nanotube films comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes substantially
parallel with each other, and the polymer is coated on and covers entire surface of the carbon nanotube film structure, and
the plurality of carbon nanotubes, in two adjacent layers of the plurality of carbon nanotube films, are aligned along different
directions to form an angle, and the angle is 90°.

US Pat. No. 9,396,950

LOW THERMAL BUDGET SCHEMES IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE FABRICATION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a gate structure over a semiconductor substrate;
performing a pre-amorphization implant process for forming amorphous regions adjacent said gate structure;
performing a first implantation process for forming source/drain extension regions entirely in said amorphous regions;
performing a second implantation process for forming source/drain regions entirely in said amorphous regions; and
performing a rapid thermal anneal process after forming of said source/drain regions, wherein no process step performed between
providing said gate structure and performing said rapid thermal anneal process has a temperature greater than 450° C.

US Pat. No. 9,393,442

DEVICE FOR DETERMINING ILLUMINATION DISTRIBUTIONS FOR IMRT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for determining illumination distributions to be directed to a target region for performing intensity modulated
radiation therapy, the device comprising:
a fluence map providing unit for providing a fluence map,
a layered graph structure providing unit for providing a layered graph structure, wherein the layered graph structure comprises
layers with nodes, wherein the nodes of a layer represent realizable extensions of an illumination distribution along a line,
which are realizable by a radiation device, wherein the nodes of different layers represent realizable extensions of an illumination
distribution along different parallel lines and wherein nodes of adjacent layers are connected by graph edges, to which first
weights and regularization values are assigned, wherein the regularization values depend on deviations between the extensions
of the illumination distributions represented by the nodes connected by the respective graph edges,

an extensions determination unit for determining extensions of an illumination distribution along the parallel lines for several
illumination distributions, wherein the extensions determination unit is adapted to determine the extensions for an illumination
distribution by determining a sequence of nodes connected by the graph edges through the layered graph structure, which optimizes
a cost function that depends on a combination of the first weights and the regularization values assigned to the graph edges
connecting the nodes of the sequence, thereby determining a contour of the illumination distribution,

a second weights determination unit for determining second weights defining the fluences of the illumination distributions,
for which the extensions have been determined, such that a deviation between the provided fluence map and a combination of
the illumination distributions having the determined extensions and the fluences defined by the second weights is minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,393,074

STERILE CONTAINER SYSTEM COMPRISING A TRANSPORTATION SAFETY DEVICE

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A sterile container system for the sterile transport and storage of at least one medical instrument and/or implant at least
during a sterilization process, comprising a closable sterile container which is formed by a lid and a trough, and at least
one sieve cage which can be inserted therein, wherein
at least one elastic fastening device is present which is formed as a pressing element configured to act on the at least one
medical instrument and/or implant which is inserted in the sieve cage, actively immobilizing said at least one medical instrument
and/or implant on the sieve cage in both a vertical direction and a transverse or lateral direction, by pressing said at least
one medical instrument and/or implant onto the sieve cage, wherein the at least one elastic fastening device, acting as said
pressing element, also actively immobilizes the sieve cage on the sterile container via a direct contact between the at least
one medical instrument and/or implant and the sieve cage.

US Pat. No. 9,398,726

HEAT-DISSIPATING BASE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A heat-dissipating base, comprising:
a main body;
at least one first protrusion disposed on the main body, wherein the at least one first protrusion has at least one first
protrusion top surface for thermally contacting at least one first component above the main body; and

at least one second protrusion disposed on the main body, wherein the at least one second protrusion has at least one second
protrusion side surface for thermally contacting at least one second component above the main body, an accommodation trough
is formed by the second protrusion and the second protrusion side surface of the second protrusion thermally contacts the
second component disposed in the accommodation trough.

US Pat. No. 9,394,772

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN SITU RESISTIVE HEATING OF ORGANIC MATTER IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method for pyrolyzing organic matter in a subterranean formation, the method comprising:
powering a first generation in situ resistive heating element within an aggregate electrically conductive zone at least partially
in a first region of the subterranean formation by transmitting an electrical current between a first electrode and a second
electrode of a first electrode pair in electrical contact with the first generation in situ resistive heating element to pyrolyze
a second region of the subterranean formation, adjacent the first region, to expand the aggregate electrically conductive
zone into the second region, wherein the expanding creates a second generation in situ resistive heating element within the
second region; and

powering the second generation in situ resistive heating element by transmitting an electrical current between a first and
a second electrode of a second electrode pair in electrical contact with the second generation in situ resistive heating element
to generate heat with the second generation in situ resistive heating element within the second region, wherein the first
electrode of the second electrode pair extends within the second region, and the second electrode of the second electrode
pair is the first electrode of the first electrode pair or the second electrode of the first electrode pair.

US Pat. No. 9,393,863

FUEL FILLER SPUD DIFFUSER

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A system for diffusing a fuel inflow for a vehicle, comprising:
a fuel tank, containing fuel, a portion of which exists in the form of vapor, an upper portion of the tank forming a tank
ceiling;

a fuel filler spud, defining a fuel inlet on a vehicle exterior and extending into the fuel tank to define a fuel outlet;
and

a diffuser mounted on the fuel filler spud for diffusing fuel flowing into the tank, the diffuser being formed as a protrusion
extending from a lower portion of the spud, generally curving upward toward the spud and expanding in width with respect to
distance from the spud, the protrusion having a plurality of grooves formed thereon, for splitting the flow into at least
two streams, thereby increasing a fuel inflow surface area and producing a diffused fuel flow;

wherein the tank ceiling includes at least one of a baffle or an existing rib, towards which the protrusion is aimed during
operation, the protrusion being curved towards the tank ceiling, facilitating diffusion during fuel inflow.

US Pat. No. 9,397,410

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL FOR TERMINATING A WIRE

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. An electrical terminal for terminating a wire having at least one conductor and an electrical insulation layer, wherein
the wire includes an exposed portion at an end of the wire where the at least one conductor is exposed, the electrical terminal
comprising:
an electrical contact; and
a crimp barrel extending from the electrical contact, the crimp barrel comprising a first portion configured to be crimped
around an insulated portion of the wire, and a second portion that defines a pair of sidewalls configured to be crimped around
the exposed portion of the wire, wherein at least one of the sidewalls includes an extension configured to be arranged past
an end of the exposed portion of the wire at an end of the crimp barrel furthest from the first portion, a lower wall that
connects lower regions of the pair of sidewalls, and an opening between top edges of the pair of sidewalls, wherein the pair
of sidewalls and extension are configured to be crimped around the exposed portion of the wire, wherein prior to crimping,
the sidewalls are configured such that when the exposed portion of the wire is inserted between the sidewalls, an end surface
of the exposed portion of the wire is visible in a longitudinal direction of the wire, and wherein when crimped, the pair
of sidewalls are configured to substantially encase the exposed portion of the wire, and the extension is configured to fold
onto itself to thereby cover the end surface of the exposed portion of the wire so that the end surface is no longer visible
in the longitudinal direction of the wire.

US Pat. No. 9,397,938

PACKET SCHEDULING IN A NETWORK PROCESSOR

Cavium, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A circuit for managing transmittal of packets, the circuit comprising:
a packet descriptor manager (PDM) circuit module configured to generate a metapacket from a command signal, the metapacket
indicating a size and a destination of a packet to be transmitted by the circuit;

a packet scheduling engine (PSE) circuit module configured to model transmission of the packet through a model of a network
topology from the destination to the circuit, the model of the network topology including simulated instances of a plurality
of nodes in the network topology between the destination and the circuit and connections between the plurality of nodes, the
modeling being based on information indicated by the metapacket, the PSE determining an order in which to transmit the packet
among a plurality of packets based on the model transmission; and

a packet engines and buffering (PEB) circuit module configured to process the packet and cause the processed packet to be
transmitted toward the destination according to the order determined by the PSE.

US Pat. No. 9,397,476

LASER SENSOR FOR SELF-MIXING INTERFEROMETRY HAVING A VERTICAL EXTERNAL CAVITY SURFACE EMISSION LASER (VECSEL) AS THE LIGHT SOURCE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A self-mixing interferometric laser sensor comprising:
at least one semiconductor laser light source emitting laser radiation, the laser light source being a vertical external cavity
surface emission laser comprising a first end mirror having a front side and a back side, a gain medium arranged in a layer
structure on the front side of said first end mirror, the front side of said first end mirror forming an external cavity with
an external second end mirror;

and at least one photodetector located on the back side of said front end mirror for measuring changes in properties of subsequent
emitted laser radiation; and

wherein several vertical external cavity surface emission lasers with corresponding photodetectors are arranged side by side
and form a one or two-dimensional array, said vertical external cavity surface emission lasers being coherently coupled.

US Pat. No. 9,395,439

OPTICAL MEASURING APPARATUS FOR A VEHICLE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE DEVICE HAVING SUCH A MEASURING APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE HAVING A CORRESPONDING MEASURING APPARATUS

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. An optical measuring apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:
at least one optical transmitter;
at least one optical receiver; and
a deflection mirror arrangement having at least one deflection mirror, wherein the measuring apparatus has a support on which
a first alignment apparatus that sets the position of a reception lens of the measuring apparatus is formed, the reception
lens is arranged in a received ray path, relative to the support and/or a second alignment apparatus that sets the position
of a deflection mirror arranged in the received ray path, relative to the support, and wherein

the reception lens has a retaining frame on which engagement elements for engaging in the first alignment apparatus are formed,
and the retaining frame at least partially encompasses the perimeter of the reception lens.

US Pat. No. 9,395,876

RECEIVING A SEARCH QUERY THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE ONE OR MORE WORDS THAT NAME ANY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

Google Inc., Moutain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, by a computing system, a first search query that was typed by a first user input at a computing device into a search
input box of a mapping application program at the computing device;

parsing, by the computing system, the first search query in order to determine that one or more words in the first search
query name a particular geographical location;

conducting, by the computing system, a search for first search results that:
(i) are responsive to the first search query, and
(ii) identify respective first businesses that are geographically located around the particular geographical location that
is named by the one or more words in the first search query;

sending, by the computing system and for receipt by the computing device, information that identifies the first search results,
so as to cause the computing device to present a display of a first geographical area of a map with first graphical interface
elements that identify the first search results overlaying the map at locations that correspond to locations on the map of
the first businesses;

receiving, by the computing system, a second search query that was typed by a second user input at the computing device into
the search input box of the mapping application program into which the first search query was typed, wherein the second search
query does not include one or more words that name any geographical location;

parsing, by the computing system, the second search query in order to identify whether the second search query includes one
or more words that name any geographical location;

receiving, by the computing system, an indication of a geographical location that is indicated by a presently-displayed geographical
area of the map that is being presented by the computing device;

conducting, by the computing system, a search for second search results that:
(i) are responsive to the second search query, and
(ii) identify respective second businesses that are geographically located around the geographical location that is indicated
by the presently-displayed geographical area of the map that is being presented by the computing device; and

sending, by the computing system and for receipt by the computing device, information that identifies the second search results,
so as to cause the computing device to present a display of a second geographical area of the map with second graphical interface
elements that identify the second search results overlaying the map at locations that correspond to locations on the map of
the second businesses.

US Pat. No. 9,393,667

HANDHELD POWER TOOL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An angle grinder, comprising:
a drive unit including a drive shaft;
a switching-over unit configured to be moved by an operator to a first switching position and a further switching position;
a control unit coupled to the drive unit and the switching-over unit, the control unit being configured to activate the drive
unit in a conventional mode when the switching-over unit is in the first switching position and to activate the drive unit
in a boost mode when the switching over-unit is in the further switching position,

wherein, in the conventional mode, the control unit activates the drive unit such that a maximum power output of the drive
unit corresponds to a first maximum power output, the first maximum power output being at most 120% of a nominal power output
of the drive unit,

wherein, in the boost mood, the control unit activates the drive unit such that the maximum power output of the drive unit
corresponds to a second maximum power output, the second maximum power output being greater than the first maximum power output
and at most 180% of the nominal power output of the drive unit, and

wherein the control unit is configured to return the drive unit to the conventional mode when the switching-over unit is in
the further switching position after the drive unit is operated in the boost mode for a predetermined duration.

US Pat. No. 9,394,864

MULTI-FREQUENCY QUARTER-WAVE RESONATOR FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A noise attenuation element for vehicles, comprising:
a tube having an overall length;
a valve seat disposed in the tube;
a valve body; and
a wire fixed to an interior closed end of the tube and connected to the valve body, wherein retraction of the wire moves the
valve body axially within the tube into sealed engagement with the valve seat defining a tube effective length that is less
than the overall length.

US Pat. No. 9,393,654

INSTANT CLAMPING MECHANISM

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An instant clamping mechanism, comprising:
a supporting member for receiving a workpiece;
a base seat assembled to the supporting member and defining a sliding groove, the sliding groove comprising a releasing end
and a latching end opposite to the releasing end, an axial distance within the base seat being defined from the latching end
to the releasing end, the releasing end being adjacent to the supporting member, and the latching end being away from the
supporting member;

a clamping assembly extending through the base seat and the supporting member, and partially exposing out from the supporting
member for clamping the workpiece; and

a handle assembly extending into the sliding groove and partially exposing out from the base seat, wherein the handle assembly
is non-rotatably connected to the clamping assembly, and the handle assembly is capable of sliding from the releasing end
to the latching end to move awa2 from the supporting member, thus the clamping assembly is rotated by the handle assembly,
and moves along the axial direction of the base seat away from the supporting member with the handle assembly in the rotating
process, thereby clamping the workpiece on the supporting member.

US Pat. No. 9,395,381

DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING REACTION VESSELS

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNO...

1. A circular device for transporting reaction vessels in an automatic analysis apparatus, the circular device having a plurality
of receiving positions for receiving in each position one reaction vessel, the circular device comprising a rotatable circular
base plate, and a plurality of circular-ring-segment-shaped holders connected releasably to the base plate, wherein the plurality
of circular-ring-segment-shaped holders comprises the receiving positions and a toothed ring for engaging a motorized toothed
wheel, wherein the toothed ring is formed by a toothed edge on an outer circumference of each one of the circular-ring-segment-shaped
holders.

US Pat. No. 9,397,771

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING SUCCESSIVE FRAMES OF AN AMBISONICS REPRESENTATION OF A 2- OR 3-DIMENSIONAL SOUND FIELD

DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENS...

1. A method for carrying out an encoding on received successive frames of a higher-order Ambisonics representation of a 2-
or 3-dimensional sound field, denoted as_HOA coefficients, said method comprising:
transforming a number of O=(N+1)2 input HOA coefficients of a frame into a number of O spatial domain signals representing a regular distribution of reference
points on a sphere, wherein N is an order of said input HOA coefficients and is greater or equal to 3, and each one of said
O spatial domain signals represents a set of plane waves which come from associated directions in space;

encoding each one of said O spatial domain signals using perceptual compression encoding steps or stages, thereby using encoding
parameters selected such that a coding error is inaudible; and

multiplexing the encoded spatial domain signals of the frame into a joint bit stream for providing improved lossy compression
of HOA representations of audio scenes.

US Pat. No. 9,398,672

LIGHTING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a direct current (DC) converter including at least an inductor, a switching unit and a diode and being configured to output
an energy accumulated in the inductor to a load via the diode by using an input from a DC power source when the switching
unit is turned off;

a load voltage detection unit connected to the load to detect a load voltage of the load;
an abnormality determining unit configured to determine an abnormality when the load voltage is equal to or less than a preset
threshold voltage; and

an output control unit configured to drive the switching unit so that oscillation of the switching unit is stopped or the
output of the DC converter is decreased when the abnormality is determined,

wherein the DC converter includes a discharge resistor connected in parallel with the load, the load is a module including
light emitting elements connected in series, and a resistance of the discharge resistor is set such that the load voltage
is less than a value obtained by multiplying 70% of rated forward voltage of the light emitting elements by a number of the
light emitting elements.

US Pat. No. 9,396,953

CONFORMITY CONTROL FOR METAL GATE STACK

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:
forming a dummy gate stack over a semiconductor substrate, wherein the semiconductor substrate is comprised in a wafer;
removing the dummy gate stack to form a recess;
forming a gate dielectric layer in the recess;
forming a metal layer in the recess, wherein the metal layer is over the gate dielectric layer, and wherein the forming the
metal layer comprises:

placing the wafer against a target;
applying a DC power to the target, wherein a negative end of the DC power is connected to the target, and a positive end of
the DC power is connected to a pedestal underlying the wafer; and

applying an RF power to the target, wherein the DC power and the RF power are applied simultaneously; and
filling a remaining portion of the recess with metallic materials, wherein the metallic materials overlie the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,398,676

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING X-RAY BACKSCATTER SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for quantifying x-ray backscatter system performance, the system comprising:
a support;
a plurality of rods mounted on the support;
the rods of the plurality of rods arranged parallel to each other, having generally curved outer surfaces, and being arranged
in groups of varying widths, each group of the groups having at least two of the rods of a same width; and

a user interface connected to receive a backscatter signal from an x-ray backscatter detector associated with an x-ray tube,
and generate a display representing photon counts of x-ray backscatter for each rod of the plurality of rods from x-rays transmitted
by the x-ray tube.

US Pat. No. 9,394,414

ELASTIC, MOISTURE-VAPOR PERMEABLE FILMS, THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A film comprising
a) at least one elastomeric styrenic block copolymer which is optionally functionalized with functional groups different from
sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups,

b) at least one sulfonated block copolymer having at least one end block A and at least one interior block B wherein each
A block contains essentially no sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups and each B block is a polymer block containing
from about 10 to about 100 mol % sulfonic acid or sulfonate ester functional groups based on the number of sulfonation susceptible
monomer units of the B block, and

wherein (a) and (b) are present in weight a ratio of from about 0.1:1 to about 10:1.

US Pat. No. 9,398,736

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS AND THE SAME METHOD THEREOF

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An electronic component mounting apparatus for mounting an electronic component on a substrate, the apparatus comprising:
a base portion comprising a base portion surface, the base portion being driven along a path toward and from the substrate;
a heater incorporated in the base portion;
a bonding tool comprising
a first surface fixed in close contact to the base portion surface,
a second surface opposite to the first surface,
a pedestal formed on the second surface, the pedestal comprising
a side surface,
a retaining surface on which the electronic component is retained, and
a second vacuum groove recessed in the retaining surface, the second vacuum groove in fluid communication with a vacuum system
to suction the electronic component to the retaining surface, and

a first vacuum groove provided in the base portion, the first vacuum groove suctioning the bonding tool to the base portion;
a first cooling flow passage providing for cooling the base portion from an internal side of the base portion and that extends
along the first surface inside the base portion; and

a second cooling flow passage providing for cooling the bonding tool from an internal side of the bonding tool and that is
communicated with between the first surface and the side surface of the pedestal;

wherein the heater heats the bonding tool to thermally bond the electronic component retained on the retaining surface to
the substrate; and

wherein an electrode of the electronic component and an electrode of the substrate are bonded with a thermally fusible bond
metal;

wherein the second cooling flow passage of the bonding tool at least partially allows cooling medium to flow therethrough
along the retaining surface of the pedestal, and

wherein the second cooling flow passage of the bonding tool is configured to include a cooling flow groove provided in the
first surface and extending along the surface of the pedestal, one end of the cooling flow groove in communication with a
cooling medium supply port and the other end of the cooling flow groove in communication with a cooling medium outlet provided
on the side surface of the pedestal, and the surface of the base portion covering the cooling flow groove.

US Pat. No. 9,398,237

IMAGE SENSOR WITH FLOATING DIFFUSION INTERCONNECT CAPACITOR

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image sensor, comprising:
a plurality of pixels two-dimensionally arrayed, each including a light sensing element, a charge storage node, a transfer
element between the light sensing element and the storage node, an output element, and a local metal interconnect that connects
the charge storage node to a control electrode of the output element,

wherein the local metal interconnect forms a parallel-plate dual capacitor with a control electrode of the transfer element
and with a given pixel control wiring located in an M1 wiring layer.

US Pat. No. 9,396,559

IMAGE COMPOSITION BASED ON REMOTE OBJECT DATA

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A client compute node having stored therein instructions that, upon execution by the client compute node, cause the client
compute node to perform operations comprising:
identifying, in a video game, information corresponding to a three-dimensional scene of the video game, wherein the information
includes first instructions for a first service to render a rendered first object associated with a first portion of the three-dimensional
scene of the video game, and wherein the information further includes second instructions for a second service to render a
second object associated with a second portion of the three-dimensional scene of the video game;

sending a service request, in accordance with the first instructions, to render the rendered first object at the first service;
ignoring the second instructions based at least in part on a network condition;
receiving the rendered first object; and
combining a first portion of a two-dimensional image with a second portion of the two-dimensional image, wherein the first
portion of the two-dimensional image is associated with the rendered first object.

US Pat. No. 9,398,711

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display device configured to display an image, the display device comprising:
a display panel;
a cover disposed at a rear of the display panel to provide a structural support of the display panel;
a frame having an edging portion that surrounds a periphery of the display panel and a settling portion that is extended from
the edging portion to be disposed between the display panel and the cover, the settling portion comprising a flat plate-shaped
protrusion extending from the edging portion; and

a driving unit having a printed circuit board that is electrically connected to the display panel and is positioned between
the cover and the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,398,706

TRANSPARENT PROTECTION WINDOW, FLEXIBLE DISPLAY APPARATUS WITH THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE TRANSPARENT PROTECTION WINDOW

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A transparent protection window, comprising:
a first area extending in one direction, the first area having a first thickness;
a second area extending in a direction different from that of the first area, the second area having a second thickness; and
a third area connecting the first area to the second area, the third area including one side having a concave curved surface
and another side having a flat surface that is opposite to the one side having the curved surface,

wherein the first thickness of the first area is less than the second thickness of the second area.

US Pat. No. 9,396,639

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING OPERATOR ALERTNESS AND ENHANCING OPERATOR EFFECTIVENESS FOR INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

Honeywell International I...

1. A method comprising:
using at least one processing device:
receiving activity data from a plurality of sensors associated with at least a portion of an industrial process system, wherein
the activity data comprises data from a first set of sensors configured to monitor a response to prior alarms and data from
a second set of sensors configured to monitor physiology of an operator;

monitoring the activity data to identify a period of inactivity of the first and second sets of the plurality of sensors;
and

responsive to identifying the period of inactivity, issuing a first alarm.

US Pat. No. 9,393,697

SYSTEM AND METHOD USING FOOT RECOGNITION TO CREATE A CUSTOMIZED GUEST EXPERIENCE

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC, ...

1. A system for guest awareness in a venue comprising:
at least one acquisition station including at least one sensor for detecting a three-dimensional shape and a visual appearance
of a foot; and

a computing device in communication with the at least one acquisition station, wherein the computing device is configured
to perform the following operations:

receive a first set of foot data from the at least one sensor of the at least one acquisition station, wherein the first set
of foot data includes data corresponding to both a three-dimensional foot shape and a foot appearance;

generate a first foot descriptor using the first set of foot data, wherein the first foot descriptor corresponds to a first
person and is three-dimensional model of a first foot of the first person; and

store the first foot descriptor in a database; wherein the first foot descriptor is used to provide a personalized guest experience
to the first person.

US Pat. No. 9,394,148

LIFTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF LIFTING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A lifting apparatus, comprising:
a mobile base adapted to be supported by and moveable relative to a floor surface;
a lifting mechanism mounted to the mobile base;
suspension members for operatively engaging an object to be lifted, the suspension members extending from the lifting mechanism;
a counterweight system that is automatically moveable relative to the mobile base; and
a controller that receives load information based on a load of the object being lifted and adjusts the counterweight system
in response to the load information.

US Pat. No. 9,398,699

DUAL EPOXY DIELECTRIC AND PHOTOSENSITIVE SOLDER MASK COATINGS, AND PROCESSES OF MAKING SAME

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a microelectronic device mounting substrate that includes a bond pad with a side wall thereof and an upper surface thereof;
a dielectric first layer disposed on the microelectronic device mounting substrate, wherein the dielectric first layer abuts
the bond pad side wall and a portion of the bond pad upper surface;

a solder mask second layer disposed on the dielectric first layer;
a uniform recess through the solder mask second layer and the dielectric first layer that exposes the portion of the bond
pad upper surface, wherein the uniform recess comprises the dielectric first layer having a sidewall that has a pitch angle
and the solder mask second layer having a sidewall that has a pitch angle, wherein the sidewall of the solder mask second
layer extends completely through the solder mask second layer to the sidewall of the dielectric first layer, wherein the sidewall
of the dielectric first layer extends from the sidewall of the solder mask second layer to the bond pad upper surface, and
wherein the sidewall pitch angle of the dielectric first layer differs from the sidewall pitch angle of the solder mask second
layer;

an electrical connection disposed in the recess and in physical contact with the sidewall of the dielectric first layer and
with the sidewall of the solder mask second layer, and in electrical contact with the bond pad; and

a microelectronic device including an active surface, wherein the active surface faces the bond pad upper surface, and wherein
the active surface is bonded to the electrical connection.

US Pat. No. 9,398,685

FLEXIBLE DEVICE CARRIER AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING MEMBRANE ON FLEXIBLE DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A flexible device carrier for a flexible display panel, comprising:
a bottom plate;
a position-limiting plate provided opposite to the bottom plate and detachably mounted on the bottom plate through a position-limiting
mechanism, wherein a slotted hole is provided on the position-limiting plate to match with one side of the bottom plate facing
the position-limiting plate, so as to form a positioning groove for the flexible device.

US Pat. No. 9,398,686

TAPE PACKAGE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A tape package comprising:
a base substrate comprising a signal transmitting area, and a protruding area protruded from the signal transmitting area;
an integrated circuit chip mounted on the base substrate; and
a lead line disposed on the base substrate and comprising:
a first portion electrically connected with the integrated circuit chip;
a second portion electrically connected with the first portion and extending in a first direction; and
a third portion electrically connected with the second portion and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,398,678

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORMING A PLASMA BEAM

ASTRIUM SAS, Suresnes (F...

1. Method for forming a plasma beam (PB) by extracting and accelerating electrically-charged particles from a plasma and using
at least one extraction and acceleration grid (4, 24) subjected to bias potentials generated by an electrical biasing device that are alternately positive and negative, comprising:
detecting the quality of the electrical neutrality of said plasma beam; and
adjusting said bias potentials generated by the electrical biasing device so that said plasma beam is at least approximately
electrically neutral,
wherein the electrical neutrality of said plasma beam is obtained at least in part by adjusting the amplitude of said positive
and/or negative potentials delivered by the electrical biasing device to said extraction and acceleration grid (4, 24).

US Pat. No. 9,398,673

ESD PROTECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An ESD protection device comprising:
an insulating substrate having a cavity therein;
first and second discharge electrodes disposed in the cavity of the insulating substrate, ends of the first and second discharge
electrodes facing each other with a gap therebetween;

a first outer electrode on an outer surface of the insulating substrate, the first outer electrode being electrically connected
to the first discharge electrode; and

a second outer electrode on the outer surface of the insulating substrate, the second outer electrode being electrically connected
to the second discharge electrode, wherein

each of the ends of the first and second discharge electrodes is thicker than any other portions of each of the first and
second discharge electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,395,034

EQUIPMENT PAD THAT INCLUDES ONE OR MORE RISERS

J.F.R. Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. An equipment pad for elevating an equipment unit about an exterior of a home or a building, the equipment pad comprising:
a base comprising:
a base surface that extends laterally outward;
a base opening formed completely through the base surface; and
a plurality of riser portions extending upward from the base surface to elevate and support the equipment unit, each riser
portion comprising:

a riser top surface portion that is substantially level and substantially continuous,
a riser side wall portion extending upward from the base surface to the riser top surface portion, the riser side wall portion
elevating the riser top surface portion above the base surface, the riser side wall portion tapering inward, and

a riser interior portion defined between the riser top surface portion and the riser side wall portion, the riser interior
portion being substantially hollow,

wherein the plurality of riser portions together define a single, continuous riser, at least one of the riser portions forming
an angle with reference to an adjacent riser portion such that the riser includes at least one turn, wherein the single, continuous
riser consists of two disconnected end points,

wherein the riser top surface portions together define a support surface for receiving the equipment unit, the support surface
being substantially level, and

wherein the riser interior portions are positioned over the base opening so that the equipment pad is stackable with another
similarly shaped equipment pad such that a riser portion of another similarly shaped equipment pad is nestably stackable within
the base opening and the riser interior portion of an adjacent equipment pad by passing the riser portions of one equipment
pad through the base openings of another equipment pad and into the riser interior portion.

US Pat. No. 9,398,731

COOLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN A DATA CENTER

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A data center cooling system, comprising:
a server tray sub-assembly;
a plurality of heat generating electronic devices mounted on the server tray sub-assembly; and
a cooling module coupled to the server tray sub-assembly and comprising:
a hot side in conductive thermal contact with the plurality of heat generating electronic devices;
a cold side comprising a heat exchanger having a cooling liquid inlet to receive a flow of a cooling liquid and a cooling
liquid outlet, the heat exchanger having a cooling capacity of a first portion of a heat load of the plurality of heat generating
electronic devices that is less than a maximum heat load of the plurality of heat generating electronic devices; and

a heat transfer surface thermally coupled to the cold side and arranged to receive a cooling airflow from a fan positioned
to circulate the cooling airflow across the heat transfer surface, the heat transfer surface having a cooling capacity of
a second portion of the heat load of the plurality of heat generating electronic devices; and

a control system that comprises a sensor and a controller, the sensor arranged to measure a parameter associated with the
heat load of the plurality of heat generating electronic devices, the controller communicably coupled to the fan to adjust
the fan based, at least in part, on the measured parameter indicating that the heat load of the plurality of heat generating
electronic devices is greater than the cooling capacity of the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,398,730

FLUID-COOLED ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DEVICE WITH COOLING FLUID CONDUITS HAVING OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MEDIUM

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An electronic circuit device, comprising a combined optical transmission and cooling fluid conduit network, wherein the
network comprises at least one cooling conduit that comprises an optical transmission medium, wherein the network is configured
to convey:
a cooling fluid via the at least one cooling conduit, the network being in thermal communication with a first set of components
of the electronic circuit device; and

an electromagnetic signal via the optical transmission medium, the network being in thermal communication and signal communication
with a second set of one or more components of the electronic circuit device, wherein the first set and second set of components
at least partly overlap.

US Pat. No. 9,398,677

CATHODE CONTROL MULTI-CATHODE DISTRIBUTED X-RAY APPARATUS AND CT DEVICE HAVING SAID APPARATUS

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A cathode control multi-cathode distributed X-ray apparatus, characterised in that, comprising:
a vacuum box with the perimeter sealed and a high vacuum inside;
a plurality of cathodes independent of each other and arranged as a linear array and mounted at one end inside the vacuum
box, each cathode having a cathode filament, a cathode surface connected to the cathode filament and a filament lead drawn
out from both ends of the cathode filament;

a plurality of focal current limiters arranged as a linear array corresponding one by one to the cathodes and mounted at a
position near the cathodes in the middle part inside the vacuum box, the focal current limiters being connected to one another;

an anode made of metal and mounted at another end inside the vacuum box, being parallel to the focal current limiters in the
length direction and forming an included angle of predetermined degrees with the focal current limiters in the width direction;

a power supply and control system, having a cathode power supply, a focal current limiter power supply connected to the interconnected
focal current limiters, an anode high voltage power supply, and a control apparatus for exercising comprehensive logical control
over the respective power supplies;

a pluggable high voltage connector, for connecting the anode to the anode high voltage power supply, and installed at the
side face of one end of the vacuum box near the anode; and

a plurality of pluggable cathode power supply connectors, for connecting the cathode to the cathode power supply, and installed
at the side face of one end of the vacuum box near the cathode,

wherein the focal current limiters comprise: an electric field isostatic surface made of metal and having a current limiting
aperture in the center thereof; a focus electrode made of metal and in the shape of a cylinder, with its tip pointing right
to a beam stream aperture of the cathode, the size of the current limiting aperture is less than or equal to a central aperture
of the focus electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,393,883

ADJUSTABLE SEAT TRACK HAVING TRACK ENGAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A seat adjustment apparatus comprising:
a first rail having a first plurality of openings extending along a first side of the first rail along a longitudinal axis
and a second plurality of openings extending along a second side of the first rail along the longitudinal axis, the first
and second pluralities of openings being defined by spaced-apart locking surfaces of the first rail;

a second rail supported for movement relative to the first rail and having a first plurality of complementary openings extending
along a first side of the second rail along the longitudinal axis and a second plurality of complementary openings extending
along a second side of the second rail along the longitudinal axis, the first and second pluralities of complementary openings
being defined by spaced-apart locking surfaces of the second rail; and

a locking mechanism having:
a first locking portion including a first latch plate and a second latch plate, the first and second latch plates being configured
for rotation relative to each other, the first latch plate including a first plurality of teeth, the second latch plate including
a second plurality of teeth, the first latch plate including a driving element that directly contacts a portion of the second
latch plate and is configured to selectively move the second latch plate, and

a second locking portion including a third latch plate and a fourth latch plate, the third and fourth latch plates being configured
for rotation relative to each other, the third latch plate including a third plurality of teeth, the fourth latch plate including
a fourth plurality of teeth, and

the first and second locking portions being movable between a released position, wherein the second rail is freely movable
relative to the first rail along the longitudinal axis, and a locked position, wherein at least one of the first, second,
third, and fourth pluralities of teeth of the first, second, third, and fourth latch plates of the first and second locking
portions extends into selected openings of the first and second pluralities of openings of the first rail and selected complementary
openings of the first and second pluralities of complementary openings of the second rail such that the second rail is maintained
in a selected position relative to the first rail.

US Pat. No. 9,393,690

APPARATUS FOR INPUTTING TEACHING DATA AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING TEACHING COMMAND FOR ROBOT

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A control apparatus of a robot, the control apparatus comprising:
an input device that receives teaching data of a path layer and teaching data of a task layer, wherein the teaching data of
the path layer is produced by a first sensing device that measures rotation angles of joints of a user, and wherein the teaching
data of the task layer is produced by a second sensing device that photographs an image of a motion of the user;

a computer processor comprising:
a teaching data interpretation device that interprets the teaching data of the path layer and the teaching data of the task
layer; and

a teaching data production device that produces a teaching command for controlling the robot using the teaching data of the
path layer and the teaching data of the task layer interpreted by the teaching data interpretation module,

wherein the teaching data interpretation device comprises:
a first interpreter that interprets the teaching data of the task layer into a sequence of the task layer using a preset learning
algorithm; and

a second interpreter that interprets the teaching data of the path layer into a robot path in a joint space or workspace of
the path layer using a preset algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,395,788

POWER STATE TRANSITION ANALYSIS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computing device for analyzing power state transitions, the computing device comprising:
a processor;
a data storage having stored thereon (i) power state records comprising transition data indicative of transitions of the processor
between power states and (ii) target residency data that identifies, for each power state of a plurality of power states of
the processor, an amount of time required in the corresponding power state to result in a conservation of power; and

a power state analysis module to (i) determine a power state entered by the processor and a duration of the power state entered
based on the power state records and (ii) determine, based on the determined power state entered and the target residency
data for the processor, whether the duration in the power state entered exceeds a duration of time required in another power
state of the plurality of power states to result in a conservation of power to determine an accuracy of a power state selection
of the processor, wherein the processor consumes less power in the another power state than in the power state entered.

US Pat. No. 9,398,724

CONTROL DEVICE AND MOTOR UNIT INCLUDING THE CONTROL DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A control device including a circuit board and a housing, wherein
the housing has a supporting wall portion that supports the circuit board, and
the circuit board includes:
a first substrate portion that is arranged on the supporting wall portion, has a first main surface, and has one of a heating
element and a heat dissipation component;

a second substrate portion that has a second main surface facing the first main surface of the first substrate portion, and
has the other one of the heating element and the heat dissipation component, the heat dissipation component and the heating
element facing each other; and

a connecting portion that connects an end portion of the first substrate portion with an end portion of the second substrate
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,394,896

PRESSURE SENSING APPARATUS INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER STRIPS

Parker-Hannifin Corporati...

1. A sensor for measuring fluid pressure in a fluid passage member, the sensor comprising:
a fluid passage member;
a plurality of electroactive polymer strips spaced apart and circumferentially mounted across at least a portion of the fluid
passage member, wherein each of the electroactive polymer strips output an output signal based on an amount of fluid pressure
detected in the fluid passage member, and

a controller coupled to the plurality of electroactive polymer strips, wherein the controller is configured to selectively
supply a substantially constant electric charge to one or more of the plurality of electroactive polymer strips for a prescribed
period of time to provide a pumping action and the controller is further configured to measure an output signal of the selected
electroactive polymer strip to determine an output pressure due to deformation in the fluid passage member over at least a
portion of the prescribed time.

US Pat. No. 9,398,714

METHOD OF ATTACHING ELECTRONIC MODULE ON FABRICS BY STITCHING METAL FOIL

Flextronics AP, LLC, Bro...

1. An electronics assembly comprising:
a fabric;
an electronics module coupled to the fabric, wherein the electronics module includes an electrical connection point;
a metal foil comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is coupled to the electrical connection
point and the second portion extends beyond a physical footprint of the electronics module; and

an electrically conductive wire stitched to the fabric and to the second portion of the metal foil such that an electrical
connection is formed between the electrically conductive wire and the electrical connection point via the metal foil.

US Pat. No. 9,398,246

DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PROGRAM

JOLED INC., Chiyoda-ku (...

1. A display device, comprising:
a display in which a plurality of pixels that emit light in response to a video signal are arranged; and
circuitry configured to
acquire a light emission amount corresponding to a plurality of positions of the plurality of pixels of the display based
on a video signal supplied to the display,

accumulate data related to the light emission amount accumulated based on a video signal of a plurality of frames, the data
related to the light emission amount including calculated degrees of burn-in risk corresponding to the plurality of positions,
and

reduce brightness of the display, associated with the video signal supplied to the display, based on the accumulated data
related to the light emission amount.

US Pat. No. 9,397,218

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING EFFECTS OF PARASITIC CAPACITANCE IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a gate layer comprising (i) a first section and (ii) a second section, wherein the gate layer is non-linear such that the
first section of the gate layer is offset with respect to the second section of the gate layer, and wherein the first section
of the gate layer and the second section of the gate layer form a continuous section of the gate layer; and

a first contact, a second contact, a third contact, and a fourth contact,
wherein the first section of the gate layer is at (i) a first distance from the first contact and (ii) a second distance from
the second contact, wherein the first distance is different from the second distance,

wherein the second section of the gate layer is substantially at a third distance from each of the third contact and the fourth
contact,

wherein at least a part of the first section of the gate layer is included in a first transistor,
wherein at least a part of the second section of the gate layer is included in a second transistor, and
wherein the second transistor is different from and adjacent to the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,396,704

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING IMAGES AND TEXT IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SELECTED PATTERN

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a memory operable to store a plurality of predetermined items, a plurality of images and a plurality of character strings,
each image and character string corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of predetermined items;

at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
receive a user selection of a first size or a second size; and
set a display pattern to a first pattern if the first size is selected or set the display pattern to a second pattern if the
second size is selected, the first pattern comprising the plurality of predetermined items displayed in a first predetermined
display area, each predetermined item comprising an image together with a character string, the second pattern comprising
the plurality of images displayed in a second predetermined display area where none of the plurality of character strings
are displayed, and a character string, corresponding to a selected image, displayed in a third predetermined display area
where none of the plurality of images are displayed, wherein an array arrangement of the plurality of images displayed in
the first predetermined display area in accordance with the first pattern is the same as an array arrangement of the plurality
of images displayed in the second predetermined display area in accordance with the second pattern, wherein the plurality
of images displayed in the first display area are the same in kind as the plurality of images displayed in the second display
area, and wherein the second predetermined display area is smaller than the first predetermined display area but each of the
plurality of images displayed in the second predetermined display area is larger than a corresponding one of the plurality
of images when displayed in the first predetermined display area, wherein the second and third predetermined display areas
are created by dividing the first predetermined display area, the second predetermined display area being defined by position
coordinates stored in the memory for each of the plurality of images displayed in the second predetermined display area, and
the third predetermined display area being defined as a remaining portion of the first predetermined display area not occupied
by the second predetermined display area; and

a display operable to display the display pattern, wherein if a character string drawn as text in the second pattern would
be longer than the third predetermined display area, the character string displayed in the third predetermined display area
is displayed as a pre-stored image where characters with a shorter width are drawn closer together.

US Pat. No. 9,394,510

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS

FULL SPECTRUM LABORATORIE...

1. An apparatus for producing tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) or cannabidiolic acid (CBDA)
and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) in predetermined amounts comprising:
a bioreactor comprising an automated supply system configured to deliver (a) a first automated supply of cannabigerol, a cannabinoid
acid synthase, and a reaction mixture comprising a solvent and an amphiphilic compound; and (b) a second automated system
to cease the reaction;

an extractor configured to recover tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) or cannabidiolic acid
(CBDA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA); and

a controller configured to modify the pH of the reaction mixture to produce tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabichromenic
acid (CBCA) or cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) in predetermined amounts, and adjust the concentration
of the amphiphilic compound in the reaction mixture to affect the conversion rate of cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) into tetrahydrocannabinolic
acid (THCA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) or into cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) in predetermined
amounts.

US Pat. No. 9,398,663

LUMINAIRE FOR ROAD ILLUMINATION WITH SENSOR

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Luminaire for road illumination, said luminaire comprising a housing containing a light source provided with optics, the
luminaire further comprising a sensor unit adapted to determine optical properties of a reflective reference surface or road
surface in the surrounding of the luminaire by measuring light properties of light being reflected by said reflective reference
surface or road surface and a calculation unit adapted to calculate the parameters for controlling the light output of the
luminaire based on the optical properties measured by the sensor unit, wherein the optical properties at least comprise specular
and diffuse reflection.

US Pat. No. 9,397,380

GUIDED WAVE APPLICATOR WITH NON-GASEOUS DIELECTRIC FOR PLASMA CHAMBER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method for coupling electrical power to a plasma, comprising the steps of:
providing a plasma chamber having an interior;
providing first and second waveguide walls, wherein each waveguide wall is electrically conductive;
providing within the interior of the plasma chamber a waveguide dielectric whose volume is composed of non-gaseous dielectric
material, wherein the waveguide dielectric includes:

(i) first and second longitudinal ends, and
(ii) first, second, third and fourth sides that extend longitudinally between the two longitudinal ends; and
coupling electrical power from an electrical generator to at least one of the longitudinal ends of the waveguide dielectric;
wherein:
the waveguide dielectric is positioned between the two waveguide walls;
the first waveguide wall is positioned so that it covers the first side of the waveguide dielectric;
the second waveguide wall is positioned so that it covers the second side of the waveguide dielectric; and
a portion of each of the third and fourth sides of the waveguide dielectric is not covered by the waveguide walls and is exposed
to the interior of the plasma chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,396,294

METHOD OF MODELING AND SIMULATION OF SHAPED EXTERNAL OCCULTERS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of modeling an external occulter, the method comprising:
providing at least one processor executing program code to implement a simulation system, said program code including the
steps of:

providing an external occulter having a plurality of petals, said occulter being coupled to a telescope; and
propagating light from said occulter to a telescope aperture of said telescope by scalar Fresnel propagation, by:
obtaining an incident field strength at a predetermined wavelength at an occulter surface;
obtaining a field propagation from said occulter to said telescope aperture using a Fresnel integral;
modeling a celestial object at differing field angles by shifting a location of a shadow cast by said occulter on said telescope
aperture;

calculating an intensity of said occulter shadow on said telescope aperture; and
applying a telescope aperture mask to a field of said occulter shadow, and propagating said light to a focal plane of said
telescope via fast Fourier transform (FFT) techniques;

separating a focal plane of said telescope into a plurality of channels, using beamsplitters;
acquiring one or more beam spots from said laser beacons using a coarse acquisition channel of one of said plurality of channels;
sensing a lateral location of said occulter using a pupil imaging channel of another of said plurality of channels; and
using a fine acquisition channel of another of said plurality of channels, to fine sense said location of said occulter.
US Pat. No. 9,396,833

COMPOSITION FOR PRINTING ELECTRODES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A composition, comprising, by weight percent based on a total mass of the composition:
50 to 90% of electrically conductive particles;
0 to 7% of glass frit;
0.1 to 5% of an absorbent, which absorbs laser radiation;
0 to 8% of a matrix material;
0 to 8% of an organometallic compound;
3 to 50% of water, in the form of a solvent;
0 to 65% of a retention aid; and
0 to 5% of an additive,
wherein the retention aid is a retardant that slows the evaporation of water, and the additive is at least one selected from
the group consisting of a dispersant, a thixotropic agent, a plasticizer, a wetting agent, a defoamer, a desiccant, a crosslinker,
a complexing agent, and conductive polymer particle,

and wherein the electrically conductive particles comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of silver, gold,
aluminum, platinum, palladium, tin, nickel, cadmium, gallium, indium, copper, zinc, iron, bismuth, cobalt, manganese, chromium,
vanadium, and titanium.

US Pat. No. 9,396,882

EUTECTIC MELTS

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. An electrolyte for a dye-sensitized solar cell, said electrolyte comprising
iodine (I2) and

a composed ionic liquid in liquid form at room temperature (25° C.) comprising three or more component salts being ionic liquids,
wherein

at least one of said component salts has a melting point above room temperature,
at least three of said component salts comprise a cation independently selected from organic compounds comprising at least
one charged atom selected from the group of N+, P+, C+, S+, and optionally comprising one or more heteroatoms,

two or more of said component salts of said composed ionic liquid comprise the same anion or the same cation.

US Pat. No. 9,398,725

TERMINAL BOX

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A terminal box comprising:
a box body attached to a back surface of a solar cell module and including a bottom wall coming into contact with the back
surface of the solar cell module, and a top wall facing the bottom wall;

a plurality of terminal strips connected to output tabs of the solar cell module; and
a diode disposed between the adjacent terminal strips,
wherein the terminal strips have one surface coming into tight contact with an inner surface of the top wall,
the bottom wall has an opening to expose the terminal strips to the outside as viewed from the bottom, and
a molded element made of resin is attached to the box body from a side of the opening after the resin is hardened to cover
and come into tight contact with the other surface of the terminal strips.

US Pat. No. 9,398,679

AIR COOLED PLASMA TORCH AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Ci...

1. An electrode for an air cooled plasma torch, said electrode comprising:
a thread portion having a thread to secure said electrode;
a securing portion positioned downstream of said thread portion, in an electrical current flow direction, where said securing
portion comprises a large diameter portion having a diameter which is the largest diameter of said electrode and a nut portion,
where said nut portion is positioned downstream of said large diameter portion and where said nut portion is configured to
be engageable with a standard nut removal tool,

a cylindrical portion downstream of said nut portion, said cylindrical portion having a maximum outer diameter such that the
ratio of the diameter of the large diameter portion to said maximum diameter of said cylindrical portion is in the range of
1.4 to 1.8, and where said cylindrical portion comprises a distal end which has a circular flat end surface; and

a hafnium insert inserted into said distal end of said cylindrical portion, said hafnium insert has a cylindrical shape having
a length to diameter ratio in the range of 2 to 4;

wherein said circular flat end surface has a diameter such that the ratio of the diameter of said circular flat end surface
to said maximum diameter of said cylindrical portion is in the range of 0.8 to 0.95.

US Pat. No. 9,397,451

CONNECTOR DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector device comprising:
a first connector housing having a first body portion, a lock arm, and a temporary locking portion temporarily locked to a
peripheral edge of a mounting hole of a mounting member and inserted from one side of the mounting hole; and

a second connector housing having a second body portion, a temporary locking release portion that displaces the temporary
locking portion to a release position in a fitting process into the first connector housing, a lock arm locking portion that
flexurally-deforms the lock arm into a temporary locking state allowing temporary locking to the peripheral edge of the mounting
hole and also locks the lock arm, and an actual locking portion that locks to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole in
an insertion complete position of the mounting hole, and configured to insert from the other side of the mounting hole,

wherein when the second connector housing is fitted into the first connector housing temporarily locked to the peripheral
edge of the mounting hole by the temporary locking portion, the lock arm locking portion flexurally-deform the lock arm in
the fitting process so as to be temporarily locked to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole, the temporary locking release
portion release the temporary locking of the temporary locking portion in the temporary locking state of the lock arm and
the peripheral edge of the mounting hole, the lock arm being recovered from flexural deformation when fitted into an inter-connector
fitting position to lock the lock arm into the lock arm locking portion, and when the second connector housing moves to an
insertion complete position of the mounting hole, the actual locking portion lock to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole,

wherein the first connector housing includes a rotation prevention lock arm configured to temporary lock the rotation prevention
lock arm to the peripheral edge of the mounting hole and to locate a temporary locking position to a position allowing to
prevent rotation around the temporary locking position of the lock arm as a supporting point,

the second connector housing includes a rotation prevention pressing portion configured to flexurally-deform the rotation
prevention lock arm, and

the rotation prevention pressing portion temporarily locks the rotation prevention lock arm to the peripheral edge of the
mounting hole in timing when the lock arm locking portion temporarily locks the lock arm to the peripheral edge of the mounting
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,394,994

HYBRID PIN FOR CONNECTING A PISTON FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TO A PISTON ROD, AND PRESSING DEVICE FOR PRODUCING THE HYBRID PIN

MAHLE International GmbH,...

1. Hybrid pin (14) for connection of a piston for an internal combustion engine with a connecting rod, wherein the hybrid pin (14) consists of a sleeve (3) made of steel and of a core (2) pressed into the sleeve (3), the core being made of a light-metal alloy, wherein the alloy consists of a material that can be cold-formed,
wherein the inner surface of the sleeve (3) has a profile in which the inside diameter of the sleeve (3) decreases toward the two ends of the sleeve (3), thereby making it possible to prevent elastic elongation of the core (2) in the axial direction, after the core (2) has been pressed into the sleeve (3), to such an extent that the sleeve (3) is longer than the core (2) at both ends of the hybrid pin (14).

US Pat. No. 9,398,722

COLD PLATE WITH INSERTABLE INTEGRATED THERMOSTATIC EXPANSION DEVICE AND SENSING ELEMENT

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CO...

1. In a cold plate having an inlet to which a refrigerant that is sub-cooled is supplied and an outlet from which the refrigerant
that is superheated exits the cold plate, between which inlet and outlet at least one passage for flowing the refrigerant
internally through the cold plate is operatively arranged to cool at least one heat, generating device associated with the
cold plate, the improvement comprising a thermal expansion valve and a sensing element operatively connected with the thermal
expansion valve and arranged in the cold plate such the sensing element is located directly in a stream of the flowing refrigerant
exiting the outlet of the cold plate so as to communicate a force created by a pressure change in the sensing element due
to a temperature change in a refrigerant stream exiting the cold plate to alter a variable flow cross-sectional area of the
thermal expansion valve.

US Pat. No. 9,397,129

DIELECTRIC FILM FOR IMAGE SENSOR

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An image sensor, comprising:
a photodiode array comprising one or more photodiodes configured to detect light;
a calibration region configured to define a color level for image reproduction, the calibration region formed laterally spaced
apart from the photodiode array;

a dielectric layer formed over and in direct contact with the photodiode array; and
a dielectric film formed over the photodiode array and the calibration region and in contact with the dielectric layer, the
dielectric film having a substantially planar bottom surface extending over the photodiode array and the calibration region.

US Pat. No. 9,398,696

SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A screen printing machine comprising:
a pair of substrate supporting tables, each of which is provided for holding a substrate that is a print object, the substrate
supporting tables being juxtaposed along a specific direction that is perpendicular to a conveying direction of the substrate;

a print executing section which performs a printing process alternately on respective substrates held by the pair of substrate
supporting tables;

a print executing section driving mechanism that drives the print executing section along the specific direction;
a print position setting section configured to set a print position that is a position of the print executing section within
a range in which one of the pair of substrate supporting tables and the other of the pair of substrate supporting tables oppose
each other in the specific direction, by controlling a drive of the print executing section driving mechanism; and

a screen mask holding mechanism provided with the print executing section.

US Pat. No. 9,396,103

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STORAGE ADDRESS RE-MAPPING FOR A MEMORY DEVICE

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method of transferring data between a host system and a re-programmable non-volatile mass storage memory system, the
method comprising:
in the mass storage memory system, the mass storage memory system having re-programmable non-volatile memory cells arranged
in a plurality of blocks of memory cells that are erasable together and a controller in communication with the plurality of
blocks of memory cells, the controller, for any data that is associated with host logical block address (LBA) addresses and
that is received at the mass storage memory system from the host system:

allocating a block of contiguous storage LBA addresses for addressing the data associated with the host LBA addresses, the
block of contiguous storage LBA addresses addressing only unwritten capacity upon allocation; and

re-mapping each of the host LBA addresses for the received data to the block of contiguous storage LBA addresses, wherein
each storage LBA address is sequentially assigned in a contiguous manner to the received data in an order the received data
is received regardless of the host LBA address.

US Pat. No. 9,395,739

COMMON WELL BIAS DESIGN FOR A DRIVING CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF USING SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A driving circuit comprising:
a common well;
a first output buffer having a bulk connected to the common well, the first output buffer having a first terminal configured
to receive a first signal, and having a second terminal connected to the common well; and

a second output buffer having a bulk connected to the common well, the second output buffer having a first terminal configured
to receive the first signal, wherein a second terminal of the second output buffer is disconnected from the common well.

US Pat. No. 9,394,842

METHOD FOR IMPROVING ENGINE STARTING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine starting method, comprising:
providing a constant air mass to an engine after engine run-up until a predetermined condition, the constant air mass provided
at a first altitude and a second altitude, a desired amount of vacuum provided by the engine at the first altitude, an additional
amount of vacuum than the desired amount of vacuum provided by the engine at the second altitude, the second altitude lower
than the first altitude;

adjusting ignition timing to provide a torque to achieve a desired engine idle speed while the engine inducts the constant
air mass; and

advancing spark timing toward minimum spark advance timing for best engine torque (MBT) timing in response to an increase
in engine torque while the engine inducts the constant air mass.

US Pat. No. 9,398,350

VIDEO MATCHING SERVICE TO OFFLINE COUNTERPART

CastTV Inc., San Francis...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving an address for an online asset, wherein the online asset is a video;
getting a metadata associated with the online asset, at least in part by using the address, wherein the metadata includes
an asset attribute;

identifying whether the asset attribute is a strong signal attribute, wherein strong signal attributes comprise one or more
of the following: a list of cast and a list of crew;

normalizing the metadata at least in part by prioritizing strong signal attributes over weaker signal attributes; and
using a processor to match the online asset to a corresponding offline media asset based at least in part on a comparison
with the normalized metadata, wherein the corresponding offline media asset is a television media asset available to be viewed
over an offline medium including one or more of: broadcast, cable, and satellite.

US Pat. No. 9,397,423

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR

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

1. A board-to-board connector assembly, the board-to-board connector assembly comprising:
a first connector, the first connector having a first housing, a first terminal and a first reinforcing bracket, the first
housing being substantially rectangular in configuration, the first housing having an insertion recessed portion and a protruding
end portion, the protruding end portion having a holding recessed portion, the first reinforcing bracket being substantially
disposed in the holding recessed portion; and

a second connector, the second connector having a second housing, a second terminal and a second reinforcing bracket, the
second housing being substantially rectangular in configuration, the second housing having an insertion protruding portion;

wherein, when the first connector and the second connector are connected to each other, the second terminal contacts the first
terminal, the insertion protruding portion and the second reinforcing bracket are positioned within the insertion recessed
portion, and the second reinforcing bracket is engaged with first reinforcing bracket; and

wherein:
the first reinforcing bracket includes a band-like first main body portion and a first arm portion, the first main body portion
extending in the lateral direction of the first housing, the first arm portion being connected to both ends of the first main
body portion, extending in the longitudinal direction of the first housing and being held by the first housing;

the first main body includes a central portion, a pair of bent portions, a pair of outer end portions, a first locking portion
and a cover portion, the central portion extending linearly in the lateral direction of the first housing when viewed from
the direction of insertion and extraction, the bent portions being connected to both ends of the central portion and formed
in a crank-shape when viewed from the direction of insertion and extraction to increase both the section modulus and the torsional
stiffness, the outer end portions extending from the bent portions in the lateral direction of the first housing and being
connected to the first arm portion, the first locking portion being formed in the central portion, the cover portion extending
to the outside in the axial direction of the first housing so as to run across the upper end of the central portion and orthogonal
to the central portion to increase the torsional stiffness of the central portion and protect an outer wall portion of the
protruding end portion;

the second reinforcing bracket includes a band-like second main body portion and a second locking portion, the second main
body portion extending in the lateral direction of the second housing, the second locking portion being formed in the second
main body portion;

the first locking portion is a protruding portion formed in the central portion and protrudes towards the second reinforcing
bracket; and

the second locking portion is a recessed or an open portion engaging the first locking portion.

US Pat. No. 9,397,111

SELECT GATE TRANSISTOR WITH SINGLE CRYSTAL SILICON FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for fabricating a memory device, comprising:
forming a stack comprising alternating control gate layers and dielectric layers, wherein the control gate layers comprise
a control gate layer for a select gate transistor of a NAND string above control gate layers for memory cells of the NAND
string;

etching a memory hole in the stack;
providing memory films along a wall of the memory hole adjacent to the control gate layers for the memory cells;
providing polysilicon in the memory hole and converting the polysilicon to crystalline silicon using laser thermal annealing,
wherein the crystalline silicon spans the control gate layer for the select gate transistor; and

providing a metal in the control gate layer for the select gate transistor, wherein the crystalline silicon forms a channel
of the select gate transistor, the metal provides a control gate of the select gate transistor and a gate oxide of the select
gate transistor is provided between the metal and the crystalline silicon.

US Pat. No. 9,398,707

EXPANSION PLATFORM FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

WISTRON CORPORATION, New...

1. An expansion platform for a portable electronic apparatus, allowing a portable electronic apparatus to be plugged in, comprising:
a main body;
a moving element movably combining to the main body for allowing the moving element to move relative to the main body along
a first axial direction between a locked position and a unlocked position, the moving element comprising at least one blocking
element and a sliding slot, each of the blocking elements protruding from the main body, wherein the sliding slot comprises
a first slot portion and a second slot portion interconnected with each other, and a slot width of the first slot portion
and a slot width of the second slot portion are different;

a first elastic element, comprising two ends which are respectively connected to the main body and the moving element; and
a positioning device, combined with the main body, comprising a positioning element and a second elastic element; the positioning
element being pushed against the main body by the second elastic element and passing through the sliding slot to be substantially
perpendicular to the first axial direction and move between a first position and a second position; in addition, the positioning
element comprises a first positioning portion and a second positioning portion connected to the first positioning portion,
a diameter of the first positioning portion and a diameter of the second positioning portion are different, and the positioning
element protrudes from the main body and the first positioning portion is blocked by the sliding slot when in the first position;

when the portable electronic apparatus is plugged into the main body, the positioning element is pressed from the first position
to the second position, such that the first positioning portion of the positioning element is detached from the blocking of
the sliding slot, the second positioning portion enters the second slot portion and the moving element driving the at least
one blocking element to the locked position by the first elastic element to fix the portable electronic apparatus;

after the moving element reversely moves the moving element to the unlocked position, the portable electronic apparatus is
allowed to be pulled away from the main body, while the positioning element is returned to the first position by the second
elastic element and fixed by the sliding slot to limit a movement of the moving element.

US Pat. No. 9,398,434

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ZONE ANALYSIS IN A CHARGING SYSTEM

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a service usage request, wherein
the service usage request represents, at least in part, a request for service usage received from a subscriber,
the service usage request comprises
a value pair, and
the value pair comprises
a first value, and
a second value;
identifying a zone item by traversing a configurable zone model tree, wherein
the traversing is performed using
the first value, and
the second value;
identifying a zone name of the zone by determining whether the service usage request occurred during a validity period for
an entry in the zone item, wherein the validity period is defined by a start time and an end time specified by the zone item;
and

returning the zone name of the zone, wherein
the zone item comprises the zone name, and
the zone name identifies a charging structure to be used in satisfying the service usage request.
US Pat. No. 9,394,216

COMPLEXES OF 1-METHYLCYCLOPROPENE WITH METAL COORDINATION POLYMER NETWORKS

MirTech, Inc., Somerset,...

1. An adsorption complex comprising 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and a metal coordination polymer network (MCPN), wherein
the MCPN is a porous material selected from magnesium formate; [Ca(4,4?-sulfonyldibenzoate).H2O]; Cu-2,4,6-tris(3,5-dicarboxylphenylamino)-1,3,5-triazine); Zn2(tcbpe) (wherein tcbpe is a reaction product of tetra-(4-bromo-phenyl)ethylene (tpe-Br) and 4-(methoxycarbonyl) phenylboronic
acid); [Zn2(biphenyldicarboxylate)2(1,2-bipyridylethene)].2DMF, Mg3(O2C—C10—H6—CO2)3; aluminum terephthalate; Cu3(benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate)2; Fe(1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate); 2-methylimidazole zinc salt; Co(2-methylimidazole)2; or Al(OH)fumarate, and the 1-MCP is adsorbed into the MCPN.

US Pat. No. 9,397,167

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A nitride semiconductor device comprising:
a silicon substrate having a major surface;
a stacked multilayer unit formed on the major surface of the silicon substrate, the stacked multilayer unit including N number
of buffer layers stacked in a stacking direction perpendicular to the major surface, the buffer layers including a nitride
semiconductor, N being not less than two and not more than nine, the buffer layers including an i-th buffer layer (i being
an integer of 1 or more and less than N), and an (i+1)-th buffer layer provided on the i-th buffer layer, the (i+1)-th buffer
layer being in contact with the i-th buffer layer, the i-th buffer layer having an i-th lattice length Wi in a first direction
parallel to the major surface, the (i+1)-th buffer layer having an (i+1)-th lattice length W(i+1) in the first direction,
and a relation that 0.003?(W(i+1)?Wi)/Wi?0.008 being satisfied for all the buffer layers;

a silicon-containing unit provided on the stacked multilayer unit and containing silicon, the silicon-containing unit being
in contact with the stacked multilayer unit;

an upper layer unit provided on the silicon-containing unit and including a nitride semiconductor
wherein
the upper layer unit includes
an upper buffer layer provided on the silicon-containing unit and including a nitride semiconductor, and
a functional layer provided on the upper buffer layer and including a nitride semiconductor,
the functional layer includes an impurity-containing layer containing an impurity, and
an impurity concentration in the impurity-containing layer is higher than an impurity concentration in the upper buffer layer,
the upper layer unit further includes an intermediate layer provided between the upper buffer layer and the functional layer,
the intermediate layer includes
a first layer including a nitride semiconductor containing Al, and
a second layer provided on the first layer and including a nitride semiconductor,
an Al composition ratio of the second layer is lower than an Al composition of the first layer,
the intermediate layer further includes a third layer including a nitride semiconductor including Al and provided between
the first layer and the second layer, and

an Al composition ratio of the third layer is lower than the Al composition ratio of the first layer and higher than the Al
composition ratio of the second layer.

US Pat. No. 9,395,896

METHOD FOR GENERATING AN ON-SCREEN MENU

Thomson Licensing, Issy ...

4. A method for recording audio-visual data and a menu data segment for generating a displayable menu page relating to the
audio-visual data on a removable data storage medium, the menu page comprising separately rendered selectable menu buttons,
the method comprising:
creating, in said menu data segment, data for at least one group of two or more menu buttons,
wherein a definition of the at least one group in the menu data segment comprises a parameter indicating the number of menu
buttons in a respective group of the at least one group,

wherein each of said menu buttons has associated a defined area on the display and for each of the two or more menu buttons
a reference number is defined, and for each of the two or more menu buttons a numerically_selectable_flag is defined, and
each menu button that belongs to the displayable menu page is separately rendered, wherein a menu button belongs to not more
than one group of the at least one group,

wherein upon generating a menu from said menu data segment, a state is assigned to each menu button of said at least one group
of menu buttons, the state being “enabled” or “disabled”,

wherein only an enabled menu button may be displayed and may have one of the states “normal”, “selected” or “activated”,
wherein the menu button is considered to be a same menu button irrespective of its state being the “disabled” state, the “enabled”
and “normal” state, the “enabled” and “selected” state or the “enabled” and “activated” state,

wherein not more than one menu button within a group may be enabled simultaneously, and
wherein the numerically_selectable_flag indicates if the menu button is numerically selectable; and
recording said menu data segment and the audio-visual data on said removable data storage medium.

US Pat. No. 9,398,687

DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING LINE ON GLASS

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:
a first printed circuit board (PCB) including a plurality of first PCB lines and a plurality of second PCB lines, the plurality
of first PCB lines configured to transmit a plurality of powers, and the plurality of second PCB lines configured to transmit
an image data, a plurality of gate control signals and a plurality of data control signals;

a second PCB including a plurality of third PCB lines and a plurality of fourth PCB lines, the plurality of third PCB lines
configured to transmit the plurality of powers, and the plurality of fourth PCB lines configured to transmit the image data,
the plurality of gate control signals and the plurality of data control signals;

a first chip on film (COF) including a plurality of first COF lines and a plurality of second COF lines, the plurality of
first COF lines connected to the plurality of first PCB lines, and the plurality of second COF lines connected to the plurality
of second PCB lines;

a second COF including a plurality of third COF lines and a plurality of fourth COF lines, the plurality of third COF lines
connected to the plurality of third PCB lines, and the plurality of fourth COF lines connected to the plurality of fourth
PCB lines; and

a display panel including a plurality of first lines on glass (LOGs) and a plurality of second LOGs, the plurality of first
LOGs connected to the plurality of first COF lines and the plurality of third COF lines, and the plurality of second LOGs
connected to the plurality of second COF lines and the plurality of fourth COF lines,

wherein the display panel includes a display area for displaying an image and a non-display area surrounding the display area,
wherein a gate line and a data line cross each other to define a pixel region, a thin film transistor connected to the gate
line and the data line and a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor are formed in the display area, and

wherein the plurality of first LOGs and the plurality of second LOGs include a same layer and a same material as one of a
gate electrode, a source electrode and a drain electrode of the thin film transistor and the pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,398,367

SUSPENDING NOISE CANCELLATION USING KEYWORD SPOTTING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a first external audio signal from a microphone of a noise-cancelling device;
determining that the first external audio signal does not comprise a keyword corresponding to suspension of noise cancellation;
generating a noise-cancellation signal for cancelling the first external audio signal;
causing a speaker of the noise-cancelling device to generate audio corresponding to the noise-cancellation signal;
receiving a second external audio signal from the microphone of the noise-cancelling device;
determining that the second external audio signal comprises the keyword corresponding to suspension of noise cancellation;
facilitating presentation of at least a portion of the second external audio signal at the noise-cancelling device by suspending
noise cancellation for at least the portion of the second external audio signal;

determining that a defined interaction with the noise cancelling device occurred, the defined interaction corresponding to
an event to resume noise cancellation; and

resuming the noise cancellation for at least a second portion of the second external audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,397,046

FLUORINE-FREE WORD LINES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY DEVICES

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming a stack of alternating layers comprising insulating layers and sacrificial material layers over a substrate;
forming a plurality of memory openings through the stack;
forming memory stack structures in the plurality of memory openings, each of the memory stack structures comprising, from
outside to inside, a memory material layer, a tunneling dielectric layer, and a semiconductor channel;

forming a backside contact trench through the stack of alternating layers;
forming backside recesses by removing the sacrificial material layers selective to the memory stack structures employing an
etchant introduced through the backside contact trench;

depositing a refractory metal nitride layer in the backside recesses;
depositing a tungsten layer in remaining portions of the backside recesses, wherein at least one of the refractory metal nitride
layer and the tungsten layer is formed employing a fluorine-free deposition process employing a fluorine-free metal precursor
gas in an atomic layer deposition process; and

removing portions of the refractory metal nitride layer and tungsten layer from inside the backside contact trench, wherein
remaining portions of the tungsten layer and the refractory metal nitride layer constitute control gate electrodes for the
memory stack structures.

US Pat. No. 9,395,266

ON-TOOL WAVEFRONT ABERRATIONS MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. An on-tool measurement system for measuring wavefront (WF) aberrations of an optical setup, the system comprising:
an optical setup comprising a moveable deflection element further comprising a highly transparent region, the deflection element
comprises a first surface configured to project a first image of at least one object onto a sensor and the highly transparent
region comprises a second surface configured to project a second image of the at least one object onto the sensor;

a sensor configured to capture the first and second images of the at least one object; and
a controller configured to measure differential displacements between the first and second images at each moveable deflection
element position, and to calculate local WF gradients that depend on the differential displacements.

US Pat. No. 9,393,076

INSERTABLE DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR MINIMAL ACCESS PROCEDURE

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A system for minimally-invasive surgical procedures within an operative space of a patient, the system comprising:
a) at least one device, insertable into the operative space, the insertable device comprising:
i) an elongate body having a longitudinal first axis, adapted and configured so as to be fully insertable into the operative
space, the body comprising a first body portion, substantially coaxial with the first axis, and a second body portion substantially
coaxial with the first axis, axially rotatably connected to the first body portion, permitting relative rotation between the
first and second body portions about the first axis;

ii) a first actuator provided in the body, adapted and configured to effect rotational movement of the first body portion
with respect to the second body portion;

iii) a camera mounted to the first body portion for rotation about a second axis, substantially transverse to the first axis;
and

iv) a second actuator provided in the body, adapted and configured to effect rotation of the camera about the second axis;
and

b) a driving device communicatively connected to the insertable device, the driving device comprising:
i) at least one controller that provides a driving signal to at least one of the first and second actuators to control movement
of the camera; and

ii) an image tracking module for tracking movement of at least one object in a field of view of the camera, wherein the controller
controls movement of the camera based on signals from the image tracking module such that the camera is adapted and configured
to move based on the movement of the at least one object.

US Pat. No. 9,398,689

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. A substrate structure, comprising:
a substrate body having a plurality of conductive pads;
an insulating layer formed on the substrate body and having a plurality of openings for correspondingly exposing the conductive
pads;

a plurality of ring bodies formed in the openings and corresponding in position to edges of the conductive pads, so as to
define an inner region and an outer region of the ring bodies, wherein the ring bodies are free from being in direct contact
with the insulating layer; and

a plurality of conductive elements formed inside the ring bodies and electrically connected to the conductive pads, wherein
the conductive elements are free from being formed in the outer region of the ring bodies.

US Pat. No. 9,398,190

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING AN IMAGING DEVICE FOR THE RECEPTION OF DIGITAL PULSE RECOGNITION INFORMATION

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method comprising:
setting a capture configuration for an image sensor to capture an image, wherein the capture configuration of the image sensor
optimizes a captured image for digital pulse recognition demodulation;

adjusting parameters of a demodulation function, wherein the demodulation function calculates a frequency content of the image
based on a detected stripe width;

capturing an image using the image sensor according to the capture configuration; and
processing the captured image using the adjusted demodulation function to obtain information from light based communication.

US Pat. No. 9,393,504

CLOSED LOOP FLOW CONTROL OF A HPLC CONSTANT FLOW PUMP TO ENABLE LOW-FLOW OPERATION

Waters Technologies Corpo...

1. A method for measuring nano-scale flow rates of a liquid in a high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) system comprising:
measuring a first pressure in a first flow path between a first HPLC pump and a first sensor;
measuring a second pressure in a second flow path between a second HPLC pump and a second sensor;
measuring a third pressure in a fluidic cross comprising said first pressure and said second pressure;
calculating a first pressure drop between said first pressure and said third pressure;
calculating a second pressure drop between said second pressure and said third pressure; and
adjusting pump flow ratio of first and second HPLC pumps by determining the difference between said first pressure drop and
second pressure drop.

US Pat. No. 9,397,185

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

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

1. A semiconductor device comprising an MIS structure that includes:
a semiconductor layer including a first conductivity type drain region, a second conductivity type body region and a first
conductivity type source region;

a source trench penetrating through the source region and the body region from a front surface of the semiconductor layer
such that the source trench reaches the drain region;

a gate insulating film in contact with the semiconductor layer; and
a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film such that the gate electrode faces the body region across the gate insulating
film;

wherein the gate insulating film includes an AlON layer with a nitrogen composition of 5% to 40%.

US Pat. No. 9,395,848

OPTICAL TOUCH CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ku...

1. An optical touch control system, comprising:
a display panel;
a first optical sensor, disposed at a first corner of the display panel;
a first light-emitting device, disposed on the first optical sensor, and configured to emit a first light beam toward a first
direction;

a second optical sensor, disposed at a second corner of the display panel, wherein the second corner is opposite the first
corner;

a second light-emitting device, disposed on the second optical sensor, and configured to emit a second light beam toward a
second direction; and

a controller, configured to turn off the first and second light-emitting devices and turn on the first optical sensor to obtain
a first frame, only turn on both the second light-emitting device and the first optical sensor to obtain a second frame, turn
off the first and second light-emitting devices and turn on the second optical sensor to obtain a third frame, only turn on
both the first light-emitting device and the second optical sensor to obtain a fourth frame, and determine a gesture according
to the first, the second, the third, and the fourth frames.

US Pat. No. 9,394,833

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE LIFT APPARATUS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling a continuously variable valve lift apparatus, the method comprising:
determining, by a control unit, a desired valve lift of the continuously variable valve lift apparatus based on a driving
status;

determining, by the control unit, a first correction factor based on the driving status;
determining, by the control unit, a second correction factor based on an amount of air flowing into an engine;
determining, by the control unit, a final correction factor from the first correction factor and the second correction factor
wherein the final correction factor is determined by multiplying the first correction factor by the second correction factor;

determining, by the control unit, a critical value of operation inclination of the valve lift, wherein the critical value
is preset based on the final correction factor and an operation status of a transmission; and

controlling, by the control unit, the operation of the continuously variable valve lift apparatus on the basis of the determined
desired valve lift within the critical value of the operation inclination of the valve lift.

US Pat. No. 9,393,292

METHODS FOR INDUCING SELECTIVE APOPTOSIS

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICIN...

1. A method of controlling the survival of therapeutic cells in a human patient, comprising administering a multimeric ligand
to a human patient to whom therapeutic cells have been administered, wherein:
the therapeutic cells have been transfected or transduced with a nucleic acid comprising (i) a promoter region, and (ii) a
polynucleotide that encodes a chimeric protein comprising a multimeric ligand binding region and a caspase 9 polypeptide;

the promoter region is operatively linked to the polynucleotide;
the multimeric ligand binds to the multimeric ligand binding region;
the multimeric ligand binding region comprises a modified FKBP12 polypeptide;
the modified FKBP12 polypeptide binds with higher affinity to the multimeric ligand than the wild type FKBP12 polypeptide;
the modified FKBP12 polypeptide comprises an amino acid substation at position 36;
the number of therapeutic cells that express the caspase 9 polypeptide is reduced at least 90% within 24 hours following administration
of the multimeric ligand.

US Pat. No. 9,397,085

BI-DIRECTIONAL ESD PROTECTION DEVICE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

17. An integrated circuit with a bidirectional ESD bipolar transistor comprising:
an isolated well with a first dopant type forming a base diffusion;
an emitter diffusion with a second dopant type in the isolated well wherein the emitter diffusion forms a first pn junction
on a first lateral side of the base diffusion;

a collector diffusion with the second dopant type in the isolated well wherein the collector diffusion forms a second pn junction
on a second lateral side of the base diffusion and wherein the emitter diffusion and the collector diffusion are identical,
wherein the base diffusion laterally separates the collector diffusion from the emitter diffusion;

silicide blocked from the base diffusion;
silicide blocked from the first pn junction, and from the second pn junction;
silicide blocked from equal top surface portions of the emitter and the collector diffusions;
the emitter diffusion coupled to Vss; and
the collector diffusion coupled to an input pin.

US Pat. No. 9,396,080

STORAGE MODULE AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS AND DISPOSITION OF DYNAMICALLY TRACKED READ ERROR EVENTS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for analyzing a read error event, the method comprising:
performing the following in a storage module having a memory partitioned into a plurality of blocks, wherein each block comprises
a plurality of pages:

reading a page of data stored in the memory;
determining a read error event for the page of data; and
determining whether a scope of the read error event in the memory is limited to the page or covers a block that includes the
page by:

determining bit error rates for other pages of the block;
determining a composite bit error rate for the block based on the bit error rates for the other pages; and
comparing a bit error rate for the page with the composite bit error rate for the block;
wherein the scope is limited to the page when the bit error rate for the page is greater than the composite bit error rate
for the block, and wherein the scope covers the block when the composite bit error rate for the block is greater than the
bit error rate for the page.

US Pat. No. 9,394,457

PHOTO CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, IMAGING DISPLAY DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A method for manufacturing an image display device comprising allowing a photocurable resin composition to intervene in
a gap between an image display unit having an image display part and a transparent protective plate and curing the photocurable
resin composition, wherein
The photocurable resin composition containing a compound (A) having a photopolymerizable functional group and an oil gelling
agent (B) is allowed to intervene in the gap and cured upon irradiation with light at lease from the side of the transparent
protective plate.

US Pat. No. 9,398,712

CONNECTOR AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY FOR IMPROVED WET INSULATION RESISTANCE

Dow Global Technologies L...

16. A photovoltaic device comprising:
a polymeric frame; and
a multi-layered multi-layer laminate structure that includes a connector and electronic circuit assembly;
wherein the connector and electronic circuit assembly is at least partially encased in the polymeric frame and comprises:
a connector assembly comprising:
a connector housing;
at least one electrical connector protruding from the housing;
an electronic circuit component comprising:
at least one bus bar; and
a connection zone where the at least one electrical connector and the at least one bus bar are joined;
wherein the connection zone, the connector housing, or both include at least one elastomeric barrier element;wherein the at least one elastomeric barrier element is located between the connector housing and the polymeric frame; andwherein the at least one elastomeric barrier element is an adhesive joint between the connector housing and the polymeric
frame.

US Pat. No. 9,395,535

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL SINC-SHAPED PULSES

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A system for producing a plurality of Sinc shaped pulses in the time domain including:
a light source for providing an input light signal having an input frequency; and
at least one spectrum shaper for producing the plurality of Sinc shaped pulses from the input light signal; wherein
the spectrum shaper includes an amplitude modulator, at least one radio-frequency generator and a bias voltage generator,
the amplitude modulator being configured to generate a plurality of spectral lines in the frequency domain from (i) the input
light signal and (ii) at least one radio-frequency signal provided by the at least one radio-frequency generator,

the amplitude modulator being further configured to set the plurality of spectral lines in-phase with each other using an
input bias voltage from the bias voltage generator and a voltage amplitude of the at least one radio-frequency signal, and
being additionally configured to equalize the amplitude of the plurality of spectral lines using the input bias voltage from
the bias voltage generator and the voltage amplitude of the at least one radio-frequency signal to produce a substantially
rectangular shaped frequency comb whose spectral lines are of substantially equal phase and equalized amplitude.

US Pat. No. 9,398,470

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GATEWAY SESSION ESTABLISHMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method of deploying a policy from a 3GPP core network to a non-3GPP access network, the policy relating to a connection
established from a mobile terminal to the 3GPP core network via the non-3GPP access network, the method comprising, at the
3GPP core network:
(a) receiving a local IP address, the local IP address having been acquired by the mobile terminal during establishment of
the connection;

(b) initiating establishment of a policy control session from the 3GPP core network to the non-3GPP access network, using
the local IP address received in step (a) to determine or to enable determination of the non-3GPP access network used for
the connection with reference to shared IP addressing information, the shared IP addressing information setting out different
respective ranges of local IP addresses assigned to a plurality of such non-3GPP access networks; and

(c) providing the policy to the non-3GPP access network using the policy control session established as a result of step (b),
the policy being for deployment in the non-3GPP access network in relation to the established connection.

US Pat. No. 9,397,511

SAFETY DEVICE FOR BATTERY PACK HAVING INSERTED-TYPED DISCONNECT MEMBER

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

1. A safety device mounted in a battery pack comprising one or more battery modules, each of which comprises a plurality of
unit modules electrically connected to each other, to interrupt a flow of electric current in the battery pack in an abnormal
state of the battery pack, the safety device comprising:
a safety device case provided with a connection terminal connected to a main cable of the battery pack; and
a circuit breaker unit mounted into the safety device case from an outside of the battery pack in an insertion fashion such
that the circuit breaker unit is electrically connected to the connection terminal in a state in which the circuit breaker
unit is mounted in the safety device case and the circuit breaker unit is electrically disconnected from the connection terminal
in a state in which the circuit breaker unit is separated from the safety device case.

US Pat. No. 9,395,259

PIEZORESISTIVE TRANSDUCER WITH LOW THERMAL NOISE

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A pressure transducer, comprising:
a substantially parallelepiped-shaped die having top and bottom surfaces and having south, north, west, and east sides, the
north and south sides opposing each other, and the east and west sides opposing each other;

a plurality of in-line bond pads formed into the top surface along the south side;
a diaphragm formed into the bottom surface and responsive to pressure of a fluid;
a Wheatstone bridge comprising four piezoresistors formed into the top surface, the four piezoresistors being clustered and
located adjacent to a diaphragm edge near the north side, and the four piezoresistors being electrically coupled to the in-line
bond pads, whereby all four of the piezoresistors being clustered and located adjacent to a single side of the diaphragm opposite
from where the bond pads are located, as opposed to closer to where the bond pads are located, reduces thermally-induced noise
that is output by the Wheatstone bridge and that is induced by thermal mismatch caused by bonding a plurality of different
types of material together.

US Pat. No. 9,394,872

METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE STOPPING AND STARTING OF AN ENGINE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A control system for an engine of a motor vehicle having an inlet manifold in which is mounted a throttle valve to vary
the flow of air to the engine, comprising:
a pressure sensor configured to sense the absolute pressure in an inlet manifold of the engine downstream from the throttle
valve;

a number of inputs to a control module providing signals indicative of when the engine should be stopped and started and the
speed of the engine;

an actuator coupled to the throttle valve; and
a starter device configured to start the engine;
where the control module is operable to initiate an engine shut-down and close the throttle valve in the inlet manifold of
the engine when the inputs indicate that an engine shut-down is signalled and is further operable to restart the engine using
the starter device during the shut-down if the inputs indicate that starting is signalled, the engine speed is between predefined
upper and lower limits and the absolute pressure sensed by the pressure sensor indicates that the absolute pressure in the
inlet manifold of the engine is below a predefined limit.

US Pat. No. 9,393,239

BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS AND BETALACTAMASE INHIBITORS

FEDORA PHARMACEUTICALS IN...

1. A method of treating a bacterial infection comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof an antibacterially effective
amount of a compound of formula (I):

wherein:
M is hydrogen or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt-forming cation;
Y is OR1;

R1 is a radical selected from the group consisting of:

(1) C1-6 straight or branched chain alkyl which is optionally substituted;

(2) C3-7 cycloalkyl which is optionally substituted;

(3) C4-7 saturated heterocycles containing at least one heteroatom selected from O, N and S wherein the said heterocycle is optionally
substituted, the ring S is optionally oxidized to S(O) or S(O)2 and the free ring N atom may optionally take a substituent;

(4) Heterocyclyl (C1-6) alkyl wherein the said heterocycle has the same definition as defined in (3), and the said heterocycle is optionally substituted;

(5) C5-7 membered saturated heterocycles optionally fused with a C3-7 membered cycloalkyl group to form a bicyclic ring system where the bicyclic ring system so formed is fused either through
two adjacent carbon atoms or through a N atom shared by both the rings and the other end of the cycloalkyl chain is attached
to the adjacent carbon atom of the molecule, each ring of the said bicyclic ring system independently optionally substituted;

(6) C5-7 membered saturated heterocycles optionally fused with another C5-7 saturated heterocycle to from a bicyclic ring system where the bicyclic ring system so formed is fused either through two
adjacent carbon atoms or through a N atom shared by both the rings, each ring of the said bi-cyclic ring system independently
optionally substituted;

(7) C3-7 cycloalkyl which is optionally fused with a C5-7 membered saturated heterocycle containing at least one heteroatom selected from O, N and S, the said bicyclic ring optionally
substituted;

(8) Bridged bicyclic ring system having optionally one or two heteroatoms selected from O, N and S, the bicyclic ring system
optionally substituted either at the carbon atom or at the free N atom present in the ring;

(9) C5-7 membered saturated heterocycles optionally fused with C5-7 membered heteroaryl ring where the bicyclic ring system so formed is fused either through two adjacent carbon atoms or through
N atom shared by both the rings;

(10) C5-7 membered saturated heterocycles optionally fused to a C3-6 membered ring system through a common carbon atom to form a spiro system optionally containing one heteroatom selected from
O, N and S that is present in the spiro ring where the ring S is optionally oxidized to S(O) or S(O)2 and the free N atom present in either ring may optionally take a substituent; and

(11) C5-7 membered heteroaryl (C1-6)alkyl which is optionally substituted,

or a deuterated compound of any such compound.

US Pat. No. 9,396,894

CONDUCTIVITY POWER CONNECTION

ROCAL CORPORATION, Warri...

1. An electrical switch, comprising:
a rotary handle and a lead screw attached to said rotary handle and configured to rotate with rotation of said rotary handle;
a compressible stack comprising a plurality of separable elements positioned within a cylindrical recess of a seat, said seat
configured to retain a conductive element and prevent rotation of said conductive element;

a first post, a second post, and a spring positioned to bias said conductive element away from said first post and said second
post; and

turning said rotary handle in a first direction engages said lead screw against a lead nut and effects movement of said lead
screw relative said lead nut and towards said seat to compress said compressible stack and force said conductive element to
overcome said spring and contact said first post and said second post to make a high force conductive connection.

US Pat. No. 9,395,834

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a planar display; and
a touch panel that overlaps the display and that can detect two dimensional coordinates of an indicator on a surface of the
display and a vertical distance from the indicator, wherein

the touch panel comprises
a detection zone that covers at least a vertical distance which is less than a first value and greater than a second value
which is smaller than the first value and where the two dimensional coordinates and the vertical distance can be detected,
and

a non-detection zone that covers at least the vertical distance which is greater than the first value and where at least one
of the two dimensional coordinates and the vertical distance cannot be detected,

the detection zone has
a first zone that covers the vertical distance from the first value to the second value and includes a center of the touch
panel with respect to the two dimensional coordinates and

a second zone that covers at least a part of the vertical distance from the first value to the second value and is outside
the first zone with respect to the two dimensional coordinates,

the first zone, in which the vertical distance is a certain value between the first value and the second value, narrows as
the certain value increases from the second value toward the first value,

at least the two dimensional coordinates of the indicator are taken as valid coordinates when the indicator directly enters
the first zone from the non-detection zone where the vertical distance is greater than the first value, and at least the two
dimensional coordinates of the indicator are taken as valid coordinates when the indicator then enters the second zone from
the first zone, and

at least the two dimensional coordinates of the indicator are taken as invalid coordinates when the indicator directly enters
the second zone from the non-detection zone, at least the two dimensional coordinates of the indicator are taken as valid
coordinates when the indicator then enters the first zone from the second zone, and at least the two dimensional coordinates
of the indicator are taken as valid coordinates when the indicator then enters the second zone from the first zone.

US Pat. No. 9,394,503

SEPARATION PROCESS OF OIL AND SUGARS FROM BIOMASS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of recovering oil and sugars from a modified plant comprising stems and leaves, wherein the stems and leaves each
contain oil selected from lipids, in an amount from 0.1 to 25 wt % on a dry matter basis and sugars selected from sucrose,
glucose, fructose, other mono, di, or tri saccharides, or mixtures thereof in an amount from 0.1 to 55 wt % on a dry matter
basis,
the method comprising:
mechanically treating the plant to release liquid comprising the oil and sugars from the stems and leaves, thereby forming
a mechanically treated mixture comprising the liquid and solid components, the mechanical treatment being selected from at
least one of shredding, crushing and pressing;

separating the oil from the liquid, thereby forming an oil-rich stream, the oil separation step being selected from centrifugation,
membrane filtration, or solvent extraction; and

separating the sugars from the liquid, thereby forming a sugar-rich solution, the sugar separation step being selected from
centrifugation or membrane filtration.

US Pat. No. 9,398,710

ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An enclosure for an electronic control unit, the enclosure comprising:
a rigid housing element for receiving electronic components of the electronic control unit, said rigid housing element being
open on one side;

an elastic cover covering said open side of said rigid housing element;
a protrusion element attached to or comprised by said rigid housing element, wherein said cover abuts said protrusion element
with a predetermined force when barometric pressures on different sides of said cover are equal; and

said cover having an aperture formed therein in a region where said cover abuts said protrusion element;
said cover and said protrusion element forming a valve being repeatedly movable between a closed position in which said cover
abuts said protrusion element to seal said aperture and an open position in which said cover is moved away from said protrusion
element to uncover said aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,395,626

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PATTERNED CURED FILM, AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A photosensitive resin composition, comprising:
(A) an alkali-soluble resin;
(B) a compound which generates an acid when exposed to light;
(C) a thermal crosslinking agent;
(D) an acryl resin;
(E) a nitrogen-containing aromatic compound represented by the following formula (1),

wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group; R2 represents a hydrogen atom, an amino group or a phenyl group; and A and B each independently represent a nitrogen atom, or
a carbon atom and a hydrogen atom bonded thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,393,875

VEHICLE BRAKING DEVICE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Kariya...

1. A vehicle braking device comprising:
a hydraulic pressure braking force generating device for supplying a wheel cylinder provided at a corresponding vehicle wheel
with a braking fluid and generating a hydraulic pressure braking force thereby at the vehicle wheel;

a regeneration braking force generating device for generating a regeneration braking force at the vehicle wheel by a generator
rotatably connected to the vehicle wheel;

a brake operating member;
a brake operating amount detecting means for detecting an operating amount of the brake operating member; and
a required braking force calculating means for calculating a required braking force based on the operating amount of the brake
operating member detected by the brake operating amount detecting means, whereby the required braking force is applied to
the vehicle wheel by controlling the hydraulic pressure braking force generating device and the regeneration braking force
generating device, the vehicle braking device-further comprising:

a braking force adjusting control means for executing a braking force adjusting control,
in which a required hydraulic pressure braking force, defined to be a braking force obtained by subtracting a current required
regeneration braking force from the calculated required braking force, is increased by increasing the current required regeneration
braking force as the required braking force is increased towards a maximum regeneration braking force which corresponds to
a maximum braking force that the regeneration braking force generating device can generate and limiting an increase ratio
of the required regeneration braking force before the required regeneration braking force reaches the maximum regeneration
braking force, wherein

the braking force adjusting control means does not execute the braking force adjusting control and does not limit the increase
ratio of the required regeneration braking force when a time differentiated value of the required braking force before an
execution of braking force adjusting control is larger than a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,398,669

LIGHTING ELEMENT-CENTRIC NETWORK OF NETWORKS

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method comprising steps of:
emitting light from each of a plurality of intelligent lighting devices to provide illumination at a premises served by a
lighting system that includes the intelligent lighting devices,

wherein the emitting step includes emitting light from each of first and second ones of the intelligent lighting devices so
that the first and second intelligent lighting devices together provide the illumination for an area at the premises;

communicating data, via a data network at the premises and over a respective data communications link of each intelligent
lighting device, to and from the intelligent lighting devices about lighting-related functions;

providing a low power wireless data communications link, for two-way wireless communications in the area at the premises and
separate from the respective data communications link of the respective intelligent lighting device, via each of the first
and second intelligent lighting devices;

sending and receiving data over the low power wireless data communications link from and to the first intelligent lighting
device, for a first non-lighting-system device in the area at the premises in range of the first intelligent lighting device;

routing, via the data network at the premises and over the data communications link of the first intelligent lighting device,
the data for the first non-lighting-system device to and from the first intelligent lighting device; and

implementing, within one of the plurality of intelligent lighting devices, distributed processing on behalf of the first non-lighting-system
device, wherein the implementing step further comprises:

identifying, by the one intelligent lighting device, a processing job to be performed to support an operation of a processor
of the first non-lighting-system device, the distributed processing potentially involving use of resources of any one of the
plurality of intelligent lighting devices;

querying, by the one intelligent lighting device, the plurality of intelligent lighting devices and receiving responses from
the plurality of intelligent lighting devices, via the data network, as to whether or not any one or more of the plurality
of intelligent lighting devices have processing or memory resources available for the processing job;

based on the responses, allocating, by the one intelligent lighting device, portions of the processing job to the any one
or more of the plurality of intelligent lighting devices;

sending, by the one intelligent lighting device, data and instructions via the data network to the any one or more of the
plurality of intelligent lighting devices, for performing an allocated portion of the processing job;

receiving, by the one intelligent lighting device, from the any one or more of the plurality of intelligent lighting devices,
via the data network, results of the performance of the allocated portions of the processing job;

processing, by the one intelligent lighting device, the received results to determine an overall result of the processing
job; and

performing, by the one intelligent lighting device, an action in support of the operation of the processor of the first non-lighting-system
device, based on the overall result of the processing job.

US Pat. No. 9,398,085

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INITIATING A PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATION SESSION

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A system for distributing content to peer devices in a network, the system comprising:
at least one network interface; and
at least one processor in communication with the network interface and configured to:
identify at least one peer device;
send, via the at least one network interface, a first request to the at least one peer device for an inventory of service
capabilities of the at least one peer device;

receive, from the at least one peer device, the requested inventory of service capabilities of the at least one peer device
and preference information associating each of the service capabilities in the inventory of service capabilities with a preference
for communicating using the service; and

send a second request to the at least one peer device to initiate a communication session with the at least one peer device
using at least one a service selected from the requested inventory of service capabilities.

US Pat. No. 9,397,470

RANGE IMAGING DEVICES AND METHODS

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A laser diode array comprising:
a semiconductor substrate; and
a plurality of laser diode emitters on the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the plurality of the laser diode emitters have a non-uniform emitter spacing along the semiconductor substrate, the
emitter spacing decreasing from a middle of the laser diode array to a first edge of the semiconductor substrate and decreasing
from the middle of the laser diode array to a second edge of the semiconductor substrate, to reduce thermal gradients and
associated emitter-to-emitter wavelength spread during operation of the laser diode array.

US Pat. No. 9,397,285

JUNCTIONLESS NANO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RESONANT TRANSISTOR

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A junctionless Nano-Electro-Mechanical (NEM) resonant transistor, comprising:
a highly doped conductive channel with a doping concentration equal or higher than 2×1018 donors or acceptors atoms/cm3, forming a device channel that is placed between two other highly doped regions of same type of either donors or acceptors,
the two other highly doped regions being called respectively a drain region and a source region, thereby forming a junctionless
n+/n+/n+ or p+/p+/p+ structure, whereby two ends of the source region and drain region are mechanically fixed while an overall
body of the structure is suspended and movable under the action of an electric field,

at least one fixed gate electrode arranged to control a depletion charge in the highly doped conductive channel thereby modulating
dimensions of a cross-section of the highly doped conductive channel, together with an electromechanical actuation of the
overall body of the structure,

whereby the dimension of the cross-section in the direction of an electrical field that is oriented from the fixed gate electrode
to the highly doped conductive channel, is designed in such a way that it can be reduced under the effect of the

depletion charge such that a partial or a full depletion in the highly doped conductive channel is achievable with the control
of the at least one fixed gate electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,394,309

SUBSTITUTED PHENYLIMIDAZOPYRAZOLES AND THEIR USE

Bayer Pharma Aktiengesell...

1. Compound of the formula (I)

in which
ArN represents 5- or 6-membered azaheteroaryl selected from the group consisting of


in which * marks the attachment to the imidazopyrazole grouping
and
Y represents O, S or NH,
R1 represents hydrogen or fluorine,

R2 represents hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl,

R3 represents hydrogen,

R4A and R4B independently of one another represent hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl, fluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl,
hydroxymethyl, methoxymethyl, ethyl, hydroxy, methoxy or trifluoromethoxy,

R5 represents hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine or methyl,

R6 represents hydrogen, fluorine, methyl or hydroxy,

Z1 represents C—R7A or N,

Z2 represents C—R7B or N,

Z3 represents C—R8 or N,

Z4 represents C—R9 or N

and
Z5 represents C—R10 or N,

where in total at most one of the ring members Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z5 represents N

and in which
R7A and R7B independently of one another represent hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, methyl, hydroxy or methoxy,

R8 represents hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine or methyl,

R9 represents hydrogen, pentafluorosulphanyl, (trifluoromethyl)sulphanyl, trimethylsilyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, oxetanyl or tetrahydropyranyl,

where (C1-C6)-alkyl and (C1-C6)-alkoxy may be substituted up to six times by fluorine

and
(C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, oxetanyl and tetrahydropyranyl may be substituted up to two times by identical or different radicals selected
from the group consisting of fluorine, methyl, trifluoromethyl and hydroxy,

and
R10 represents hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, cyano, (C1-C6)-alkyl, hydroxy, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C4)-alkylsulphonyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, phenyl, 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl or a group of the formula -L1-C(?O)—OR11, -L1-NR12AR12B, -L1-C(?O)—NR13AR13B, -L2-S(?O)2—NR13AR13B or -L3-R14,

where (C1-C6)-alkyl and (C1-C6)-alkoxy may be substituted by a radical selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, methoxy, ethoxy, 2-hydroxyethoxy,
2-methoxyethoxy, 2-ethoxyethoxy, amino, methylamino and dimethylamino or up to six times by fluorine

and
(C3-C6)-cycloalkyl may be substituted up to two times by identical or different radicals selected from the group consisting of methyl,
hydroxy, methoxy, ethoxy, amino, methylamino and dimethylamino

and
phenyl and 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl may be substituted up to two times by identical or different radicals selected from
the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, cyano, methyl and trifluoromethyl,

and in which
L1 represents a bond or —CH2—,

L2 represents a bond or —CH2—,

L3 represents a bond or —O—,

R11 represents hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl,

R12A, R12B, R13A and R13B independently of one another represent hydrogen or (C1-C4)-alkyl,

where (C1-C4)-alkyl may in each case be substituted by a radical selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, methoxy, ethoxy, amino,
methylamino and dimethylamino,

or
R12A and R12B and R13A and R13B, respectively, are attached to one another and together with the nitrogen atom to which they are respectively attached form
a 4- to 6-membered heterocycle which may contain a further ring heteroatom from the group consisting of N, O and S and which
may be substituted up to two times by identical or different radicals selected from the group consisting of fluorine, cyano,
(C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkoxy and oxo,

and
R14 represents a 4- to 6-membered heterocycle which is attached via a ring carbon atom and contains a ring heteroatom from the
group consisting of N, O and S and which may be substituted up to two times by identical or different radicals selected from
the group consisting of fluorine, cyano, (C1-C4)-alkyl, hydroxy, (C1-C4)-alkoxy and oxo,

where R10 does not represent hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine or bromine if Z4 represents CH or N, and Z5 does not represent N if Z4 represents CH,

and its salts, solvates and solvates of the salts.

US Pat. No. 9,398,734

COMPONENT MOUNTING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANAGING COMPONENT MOUNTING SUBSTRATE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

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

US Pat. No. 9,397,450

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH PORT LIGHT INDICATOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing having an interface side and a printed circuit board engagement side;
at least one internal circuit board received in said housing;
at least one port at said interface side of said housing, said port being adapted to receive a mating connector, said at least
one port including at least one signal contact connected to said internal circuit board, said signal contact being configured
to mate with a corresponding contact of the mating connector, said internal circuit board having at least one terminal with
a tail end extending though said printed circuit board engagement side of said housing;

at least one port light indicator adjacent said at least one port, said at least one port light indicator having a light element
facing outwardly at said interface side of said housing and a terminal end opposite said light element; and

at least one spring element received in said housing, said at least one spring element having a contact end and an opposite
press-fit end, said contact end being biased against and in contact with said terminal end of said at least one port light
indicator, and said press-fit end extending through said printed circuit board engagement side of said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,393,825

INTERMEDIATE TRANSFER MEDIUM

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. An intermediate transfer medium which comprises:
a substrate, a protective layer and a receiving layer which are layered on a surface of the substrate;
wherein the protective layer comprises two or more kinds of binder resins and a filler;
wherein a mixed binder resin which consists of said two or more kinds of binder resins has a storage elastic modulus G? of
not less than 1.0×105 Pa and not more than 1.0×109 Pa at 70° C.-90° C., and the storage elastic modulus G? of more than 1.0×109 Pa at 35° C.;

wherein the mixed binder resin includes a binder resin having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of not less than 8,000
and not more than 30,000, and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of not less than 36° C. and not more than 60° C.; and

wherein the filler has a particle diameter of not less than 1 nm and not more than 200 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,397,116

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A CLOSED CAVITY STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a first dielectric layer;
a second dielectric layer overlapping the first dielectric layer and having a closed cavity structure;
a first transistor disposed between the first dielectric layer and the closed cavity structure;
a second transistor disposed between the first dielectric layer and the closed cavity structure;
a trench isolation structure disposed between the first transistor and the second transistor and disposed between the first
dielectric layer and the closed cavity structure; and

an embedded insulating layer disposed between the first transistor and the closed cavity structure.

US Pat. No. 9,397,072

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a base material having a surface, a wiring formed on the surface, and a solder resist film covering the wiring;
a first chip group including a first semiconductor chip and a second semiconductor chip, and mounted on a surface of the solder
resist film;

a second chip group including a first semiconductor chip, a second semiconductor chip and a third semiconductor chip, and
mounted on the first chip group;

a first wire group including a plurality of first wires and a plurality of second wires, and connected with the first chip
group;

a second wire group including a plurality of first wires, a plurality of second wires and a plurality of third wires, and
connected with the second chip group; and

a sealing body sealing the first chip group, the second chip group, the first wire group and the second wire group,
wherein the sealing body has a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface,
wherein the first semiconductor chip of the first chip group has a side surface along which a plurality of pads connected
with the plurality of first wires of the first wire group are arranged, and facing the first side surface of the sealing body,

wherein the second semiconductor chip of the first chip group has a side surface along which a plurality of pads connected
with the plurality of second wires of the first wire group are arranged, and facing the first side surface of the sealing
body,

wherein the first semiconductor chip of the second chip group has a side surface along which a plurality of pads connected
with the plurality of first wires of the second wire group are arranged, and facing the second side surface of the sealing
body,

wherein the second semiconductor chip of the second chip group has a side surface along which a plurality of pads connected
with the plurality of second wires of the second wire group are arranged, and facing the second side surface of the sealing
body,

wherein the third semiconductor chip of the second chip group has a side surface along which a plurality of pads connected
with the plurality of third wires of the second wire group are arranged, and facing the second side surface of the sealing
body,

wherein the first semiconductor chip of the first chip group is a lowermost chip,
wherein the first semiconductor chip of the second chip group is a lowermost chip of the second chip group,
wherein the third semiconductor chip of the second chip group is an uppermost chip,
wherein each of the third semiconductor chip of the second chip group, the first semiconductor chip of the second chip group
and the first semiconductor chip of the first chip group has greater thickness than each of the second semiconductor chip
of the first chip group and the second semiconductor chip of the second chip group, and

wherein the third semiconductor chip of the second chip group, the first semiconductor chip of the second chip group and the
first semiconductor chip of the first chip group have the same thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,394,654

TRACK DRIVEN SLAB SAW

15. A slab saw comprising:
a frame;
an engine supported by the frame;
an arbor configured to receive a saw blade and be rotatably driven by the engine;
a first track and a second track disposed along opposing sides of the frame, wherein the first track and the second track
are configured to propel the frame;

means for independently driving the first track with respect to the second track;
means for steering the slab saw by applying a speed differential between the first track and the second track; and
wherein an axis about which the saw blade rotates is fixed with respect to the frame.
US Pat. No. 9,395,376

KOKUMI-IMPARTING AGENT

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for preparing a food or beverage that contains a kokumi-imparting substance, the method comprising:
A) a first step of detecting the calcium receptor activating ability of a test substance, which is an indication of the ability
to impart kokumi, by using recombinant cells which have been transformed with a foreign calcium receptor gene, wherein the
test substance enhances a taste selected from the group consisting of salty taste, umami taste, sweet taste, sour taste, and
combinations thereof;

B) a second step of measuring the kokumi-imparting effect of the test substance for which calcium receptor activating ability
has been detected in the first step;

C) selecting a substance which is effective to both activate the calcium receptor and impart kokumi, and
D) combining the substance selected in step C) with a food/beverage, thereby producing said food or beverage that contains
a kokumi-imparting substance.

US Pat. No. 9,398,019

VERIFYING CALLER AUTHORIZATION USING SECRET DATA EMBEDDED IN CODE

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of creating a code protection domain in a computer system, wherein the method executes at a first privilege level
and comprising:
suspending a guest operating system that executes confidential code included in the code protection domain at a second privilege
level that is less secure than the first privilege level, wherein the confidential code includes an authorization instruction
that contains a first placeholder and a verification instruction that contains a second placeholder;

replacing both the first placeholder and the second placeholder with a security key;
setting both the authorization instruction and the verification instruction to be execute-only; and
unsuspending the guest operating system,
wherein, upon executing, the authorization instruction sets the value of a register to the security key and the verification
instruction compares the value of the register to the security key, and

wherein setting the verification instruction to be execute-only comprises setting a page table entry that controls access
to the verification instruction such that read access is disabled, write access is disabled, and execution access is enabled.

US Pat. No. 9,394,454

POLYCHLOROPRENE LATEX, RUBBER COMPOSITION AND DIP-MOLDED ARTICLE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A polychloroprene latex comprising a chloroprene copolymer prepared by polymerizing raw monomers at least containing chloroprene
and 2,3-dichloro-1,3-butadiene, dispersed in water, wherein
the 2,3-dichloro-1,3-butadiene content in the raw monomers is 1 to 30 mass %: and the potassium ion content in the polychloroprene
latex is 0.9 to 1.1 parts by mass and the sodium ion content in the polychloroprene latex is 0.08 to 0.17 parts by mass with
respect to 100 parts by mass of the solid matter.

US Pat. No. 9,398,723

APPARATUS AND METHODS USING HEAT PIPES FOR LINKING ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES THAT UNEQUALLY PRODUCE HEAT

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one heat sink;
first and second electronic assemblies mounted on the at least one heat sink at respective first and second mounting sites,
wherein the first and second electronic assemblies are components of respective subsystems of a UPS; and

at least one heat pipe thermally coupled to the at least one heat sink, each of the at least one heat pipe having first and
second portions disposed proximate respective ones of the first and second mounting sites, wherein the first and second electronic
assemblies are configured to generate heat in an at least partially non-concurrent manner such that heat is transferred between
the first and second mounting sites through the at least one heat pipe in different directions at different times.

US Pat. No. 9,398,720

CHASSIS WITH AIRFLOW AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A system, comprising:
a chassis having a longitudinal axis defined therethrough and an upper airflow chamber, a central airflow chamber, and a lower
airflow chamber formed longitudinally therethrough;

a midplane secured within the chassis in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis defined through the chassis, wherein
the midplane defines a front portion and a rear portion within the chassis, and wherein the midplane is configured to allow
airflow therethrough;

a first printed circuit board disposed within the rear portion of the chassis in the upper airflow chamber, the first printed
circuit board having a first end, a second end, and an opening formed therethrough, wherein the first end of the first printed
circuit board is operatively coupled to the midplane;

a second printed circuit board disposed within the rear portion of the chassis in the lower airflow chamber, the second printed
circuit board having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the second printed circuit board is operatively
coupled to the midplane;

a fan module disposed within the rear portion of the chassis in the central airflow chamber and operatively coupled to the
midplane, wherein the fan module is configured to draw air from the front portion of the chassis to the rear portion of the
chassis through each of the upper airflow chamber, the central airflow chamber, and the lower airflow chamber,

wherein the opening formed through the first printed circuit board is configured to allow airflow therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,397,692

VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR (VCO) AS FIRST STAGE IN AN ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (ADC) IN COMBINATION WITH A DIGITAL FILTER FOR SECOND OR HIGHER-ORDER NOISE SHAPING

CIRRUS LOGIC INTERNATIONA...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an analog input node configured to receive an analog signal;
a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) comprising a first input configured to receive the analog signal, wherein the voltage-controlled
oscillator is configured to implement a first order noise-shaping function;

a first quantizer configured to receive a signal from the VCO;
a digital loop filter comprising a second input configured to receive a digital output of the first quantizer, wherein the
digital loop filter is configured to implement at least a first order noise-shaping function; and

a digital output node configured to output a digital signal based on an output of the digital loop filter, wherein the digital
signal is a digital representation of the received analog signal.

US Pat. No. 9,397,617

MULTI-BROADBAND DOHERTY POWER AMPLIFIER

RF Micro Devices, Inc., ...

1. A radio frequency (RF) amplification device comprising a Doherty amplification circuit configured to amplify an RF signal,
wherein the Doherty amplification circuit comprises:
a main carrier RF amplifier;
a peaking RF amplifier configured to be deactivated while the RF signal is below a threshold level and configured to be activated
while the RF signal is above the threshold level;

a periodic quadrature coupler having an output port configured to output the RF signal after amplification by the Doherty
amplification circuit, wherein the periodic quadrature coupler is configured to combine a first RF split signal from the main
carrier RF amplifier and a second RF split signal from the peaking RF amplifier into the RF signal such that the RF signal
is output from the output port after amplification by the Doherty amplification circuit while the peaking RF amplifier is
activated;

a tunable impedance load configured to provide a tunable impedance, and wherein the periodic quadrature coupler has an isolation
port and the tunable impedance load is coupled to the isolation port of the periodic quadrature coupler; and

a control circuit configured to tune the tunable impedance of the tunable impedance load dynamically as a function of RF power
to employ Doherty amplification operation, wherein the tunable impedance load is increased as the RF power is backed off to
employ Doherty amplification operation.

US Pat. No. 9,397,599

WIND FARM HARMONIC PREDICTOR AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING HARMONICS

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A harmonic predictor for a wind farm comprising at least two wind turbines, each having a generator with a converter for
generating electrical energy, wherein a limit for the harmonic component generated by the wind farm is determined, the harmonic
predictor comprising:
a calculation module that calculates a complex mean value over at least one period of the harmonic component of one of the
wind turbines and determines a first equivalent vector therefrom,

an iteration module that successively connects the calculation module to at least one other of the wind turbines to form at
least one second equivalent vector, and

a summing module that sums the equivalent vectors to form a total vector and compares the total vector with the harmonic limit,
wherein the determining of an equivalent vector comprises calculating a mean value of a real part of the harmonic component
of the respective wind turbine and calculating a mean value of an imaginary part of the harmonic component of the respective
wind turbine.

US Pat. No. 9,395,897

METHOD FOR GENERATING AN ON-SCREEN MENU

Thomson Licensing, Issy ...

1. A method for generating a displayable menu page from data of a menu data segment, the menu page comprising separately rendered
selectable menu buttons, comprising:
accessing definition of at least one group of two or more menu buttons from the menu data segment,
wherein the definition of the at least one group in the menu data segment comprises a parameter indicating the number of menu
buttons in a respective group of the at least one group,

wherein each of the two or more menu buttons has associated a defined area on a display, for each of the two or more menu
buttons a reference number is defined, for each of the two or more menu buttons neighborhood information is defined, and each
menu button that belongs to the displayable menu page is separately rendered, and

wherein a menu button belongs to not more than one group of the at least one group; and
assigning a state to each separately rendered menu button, the state being “enabled” or “disabled”,
wherein only an enabled menu button is displayed, wherein a menu button in the “enabled” state may have a further state of
“normal”, “selected” or “activated”,

wherein the menu button is considered to be a same menu button irrespective of its state being the “disabled” state, the “enabled”
and “normal” state, the “enabled” and “selected” state or the “enabled” and “activated” state,

wherein not more than one menu button within a group may be enabled simultaneously, and
wherein the neighborhood information defines which menu button to select when a signal corresponding to a LEFT, RIGHT, UP
or DOWN button on a remote control is received.

US Pat. No. 9,393,375

NASAL VENTILATION INTERFACE

Mergenet Solutions, Coco...

1. A respiratory interface, comprising:
a nasal interface, wherein the nasal interface comprises:
a hollow body;
a nasal insert;
a flange about an exterior surface of the nasal insert, the flange adapted to lodge against the interior of the naris of a
user; and

a shapeable rib coupled with a distal portion of the nasal insert adapted to be inserted into the nostril of the user,
wherein the shapeable rib has a length and a rib cross-section normal to said length, wherein the rib cross-section is parallel
to a cross-sectional shape of the nasal insert, and wherein the said cross-sectional shape of the nasal insert is adapted
to be altered by the user to at least two different fixed shapes when the user reshapes the shapeable rib.

US Pat. No. 9,398,671

CONTROL DEVICE WITH LIGHT ADJUSTMENT FUNCTION

Lextar Electronics Corpor...

1. A control device with a light-adjustment function coupled between a power supply and a lighting load, comprising:
a first switch coupled to the power supply, wherein when the first switch is turned on by a user, a power signal generated
by the power supply is transmitted to the lighting load via the first switch, and the brightness of the lighting load is gradually
increased or reduced as time increases;

a timing setting switch configured to set a time value by the user independently of the first switch;
a control unit coupled to the timing setting switch, wherein when the first switch is turned on, the control unit executes
a countdown according to the time value during which time the brightness of the lighting load is gradually increased or reduced,
and upon finishing the countdown, the control unit generates a trigger signal and simultaneously the brightness of the lighting
load is at a set value; and

a second switch coupled between the control unit, the first switch and the lighting load, wherein when the second switch receives
the trigger signal, the second switch automatically stops transmitting the power signal from the first switch to the lighting
load, and then immediately transmits the power signal from the first switch to the lighting load such that the brightness
of the lighting load is at the set value.

US Pat. No. 9,398,329

VIDEO MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL IN HOME MULTIMEDIA NETWORK

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A system comprising:
a transmitting device to connect to a receiving device via a video link and a hybrid link,
wherein the transmitting device communicates with the receiving device over the hybrid link through a plurality of subchannels,
wherein the transmitting device receives a first data packet from the receiving device over the hybrid link that comprises
a first channel readiness field, the first channel readiness field including a plurality of bits, each bit indicating readiness
of a different subchannel of the plurality of subchannels at the receiving device, and

wherein the transmitting device sends a second data packet to the receiving device over the hybrid link, the second data packet
comprising: data for a subchannel of the plurality of subchannels indicated as being ready by a set bit of the first channel
readiness field;

a channel ID for the subchannel indicated as being ready by the first channel readiness field; and
a second channel readiness field including a plurality of bits, each bit indicating readiness of a different subchannel of
the plurality of subchannels at the transmitting device.

US Pat. No. 9,398,188

PRINTING CONTROL SYSTEM, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL DEVICE OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL PORTABLE TERMINAL

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A printing control system communicably connected to a multifunctional portable terminal, the printing control system being
configured to generate a printing command to a printer, the printing control system comprising:
a communication device configured to receive an image transmitted from the multifunctional portable terminal;
a recording device configured to record the image received by the communication device as a received image; and
a control device including a printing management unit capable of generating a printing command for causing the printer to
print the received image;

wherein the printing management unit of the control device is configured to exclude, when a creation date and time of the
received image is out of a predetermined printable period, the received image from an item to be printed, or to exclude, when
the number of received images is out of a predetermined printable number, at least a part of the received images, which exceeds
the printable number, from an item to be printed,

wherein the control device further includes a composite-image forming unit configured to form a composite image by combining
the received image and predetermined format information with each other, and the composite image is transmitted to the printer,
and

wherein the composite-image forming unit includes a general-format-information management unit configured to manage general
format information capable of being used regardless of a date and time at which the printing control system is operated, and
the composite-image forming unit is capable of forming a composite image by combining the received image and the general format
information.

US Pat. No. 9,393,668

POLISHING HEAD WITH ALIGNMENT GEAR

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An arrangement for driving a rolling seal clamp of a polishing head, comprising:
a body configured to be selectively pressurized; and
a first alignment gear extending from an outer circumference of a housing of the polishing head configured for polishing a
semiconductor wafer, the first alignment gear configured to be selectively mated with a first channel of a rolling seal clamp
to which the body is attached, the first alignment gear mated with the first channel when the body is in a pressurized state
and not mated with the first channel when the body is in a depressurized state.

US Pat. No. 9,398,298

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, based on information
on neighboring blocks adjacent to the current block, 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. 9,397,930

NETWORK TRAFFIC ROUTING OPTIMIZATION

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
calculating a direct connection cost for network traffic between two points in a network, the network including one or more
nodes of an accelerated application delivery (AccAD) network;

calculating an AccAD connection cost for the network traffic between the two points in the network using at least one node
of the AccAD network;

comparing the calculated direct connection cost and the AccAD connection cost; and
determining whether the direct connection cost is greater than the sum of the AccAD connection cost and a minimum cost threshold
value, wherein the minimum cost threshold value is added to the AccAD connection cost to generate a plurality of virtual neighborhoods
of AccAD network nodes and to restrict acceleration within the AccAD network to between AccAD network nodes communicating
across virtual neighborhood boundaries.

US Pat. No. 9,397,460

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CABLE CONNECTING MECHANISM THEREOF

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a first member;
a second member electrically and rotatably coupled to the first member;
a cable connecting mechanism coupled to the first member and the second member comprising:
a housing fixed in the second member and defining a holding chamber,
a pivot assembly rotatably and partially received in the holding chamber and comprising:
a first conductive portion having a first curved surface matching with the holding chamber, and
a second conductive portion insulated from the first conductive portion and having a second curved surface matching with the
holding chamber;

a first elastic member extending through the housing to resist the first curved surface and being electrically coupled to
the first conductive portion;

a second elastic member extending through the housing to resist the second curved surface and being electrically coupled to
the second conductive portion; and

a cable comprising:
a first wire extending through the first member and electrically coupled to the first conductive portion, and
a second wire extending through the first member and electrically coupled to the second conductive portion.

US Pat. No. 9,396,782

METHOD FOR WRITING TO A RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (MRAM) CELL WITH IMPROVED MRAM CELL LIFESPAN

CROCUS TECHNOLOGY SA, Gr...

1. A method for writing to a random access memory (MRAM) cell comprising: a magnetic tunnel junction comprising a first ferromagnetic
layer having a first magnetization, a second ferromagnetic layer having a second magnetization that can be adjusted at a high
temperature threshold, and a tunnel barrier layer between the first ferromagnetic layer and the second ferromagnetic layer;
a transistor in electrical connection with one end of the magnetic tunnel junction; and a field line for passing a field current
generating a magnetic field; the method comprising:
a first writing step and a second writing step, each writing step comprising:
passing a heating current in the magnetic tunnel junction such as to heat the magnetic tunnel junction to the high temperature
threshold; and

once the magnetic tunnel junction has reached the high temperature threshold, passing the field current generating the magnetic
field for adjusting the second magnetization for writing a write data;

wherein the transistor is a bipolar transistor arranged for controlling the passing of a heating current in the magnetic tunnel
junction and changing the heating current polarity,

the polarity of the heating current in the first writing step is reversed from the polarity of the heating current in the
second writing step, and

the second magnetization being adjusted according to the magnetic field, independent of the polarity of the heating current.

US Pat. No. 9,395,734

CONTROL CIRCUIT OF POWER CONVERTER

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A control circuit of a power converter, the power converter comprising an inductor, one or more power switches, and an
external feedback circuit, wherein the one or more power switches are utilized for controlling the inductor to store or release
energy to convert an input signal into an output signal, and the external feedback circuit is utilized for generating a feedback
signal corresponding to a magnitude of the output signal, the control circuit comprising:
an error detection circuit, configured to operably generate an error signal according to a reference signal and the feedback
signal when coupling with an external feedback node of the external feedback circuit;

an output signal detecting circuit, positioned inside the control circuit, configured to operably receive and detect the output
signal to generate a representative signal;

an on time deciding circuit, coupled with the output signal detecting circuit, configured to operably generate an on time
signal according to the representative signal; and

a control signal generating circuit, coupled with the error detection circuit and the on time deciding circuit, configured
to operably control on time of the one or more power switches according to the error signal and the on time signal.

US Pat. No. 9,393,879

OPTIMIZING VEHICLE RECHARGING TO LIMIT USE OF ELECTRICITY GENERATED FROM NON-RENEWABLE SOURCES

General Motors LLC, Detr...

1. A method, implemented by an information aggregator having one or more processors, for reducing a present electricity consumption
load on an electricity supplier attributable to charging of electric vehicles, the method comprising:
receiving, at the information aggregator, a request to activate a demand response program (DRP) for a group of electrical
vehicles enrolled in the DRP to reduce a present demand on the electricity supplier pursuant to the activated DRP;

receiving, at the information aggregator, information pertaining to, on an individualized basis, members of the group of electrical
vehicles enrolled in the DRP;

identifying, based upon individualized information for members of the group of electrical vehicles enrolled in the DRP, present
candidates for participation in the activated DRP; and

transmitting instructions to the present candidates to facilitate a reduction in demand for electricity attributable to charging
the present candidates while the DRP is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,396,659

COLLISION AVOIDANCE AMONG VEHICLES

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of collision avoidance among vehicles, each vehicle comprising a management module coupled, for data communications,
to other management modules and to a central database manager, the method comprising:
establishing, by management modules of a set of traveling vehicles having a location within a predefined area, a collision
zone comprising a data communications network of the management modules of the traveling vehicles, wherein each management
module of a traveling vehicle is included in at least one collision zone and a particular management module of one of the
traveling vehicles is included in a plurality of collision zones;

sharing, amongst the management modules of the collision zone, dynamic information describing the traveling vehicles;
retrieving, by each of the management modules of the collision zone from the central database manager, static information
describing the traveling vehicles;

detecting, by a management module of a first traveling vehicle in the collision zone, a potential collision with a second
traveling vehicle in the collision zone in dependence upon the dynamic and static information describing the first and second
traveling vehicle; and

controlling, by the management module of the first traveling vehicle, the first traveling vehicle to take action in dependence
upon the dynamic and static information describing the first and second traveling vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,394,620

CONTROL OF ELECTROLYTE HYDRODYNAMICS FOR EFFICIENT MASS TRANSFER DURING ELECTROPLATING

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. An electroplating apparatus comprising:
(a) a plating chamber configured to contain an electrolyte and an anode while electroplating metal onto a substantially planar
substrate;

(b) a substrate holder configured to hold the substantially planar substrate such that a plating face of the substrate is
separated from the anode during electroplating; and

(c) a flow shaping element comprising a substrate-facing surface that is substantially parallel to and separated from the
plating face of the substrate during electroplating, the flow shaping element consisting of an ionically resistive material
with a plurality of channels made through the ionically resistive material, wherein said plurality of channels have openings
on the substrate-facing surface of the flow shaping element and allow for transport of the electrolyte through the flow shaping
element during electroplating, and wherein the channel openings are arranged in a concentric spiral pattern on the substrate-facing
surface of the flow shaping element such that a center of the concentric spiral pattern is offset from a center of the flow
shaping element.

US Pat. No. 9,396,852

R-T-B BASED PERMANENT MAGNET

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A R-T-B based permanent magnet, comprising
a R-T-B based structure in which a R1-T-B based crystal layer and a Ce-T-B based crystal layer are stacked,
wherein:
R1 represents at least one rare earth element selected from the group consisting of Nd, Pr, Dy, Tb, and Ho;
T represents at least one transition metal element comprising Fe or a combination of Fe and Co;
an atomic ratio of R1 to Ce is 0.1 or more and 10 or less; and
each of the R1-T-B based crystal layer and the Ce-T-B based crystal layer has a thickness of 0.6 nm or more and 300 nm or
less.

US Pat. No. 9,398,484

UE, ENB AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL ACCESS PRIORITY FOR DISTRIBUTED D2D

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An evolved Node B (eNB), the eNB comprising:
hardware processing circuitry to:
receive a usage report from a User Equipment (UE), wherein the usage report includes information indicating a channel usage
time and a transmission power of the UE;

determine, using the usage report, a priority value within a priority map for the UE by prioritizing lower channel usage time
and lower transmission within the priority map; and

send the priority value to the UE for use in device to device (D2D) communication with a second UE.

US Pat. No. 9,397,550

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OVER-TEMPERATURE PROTECTION AND OVER-VOLTAGE PROTECTION FOR POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

35. A method for protecting a power conversion system, the method comprising:
receiving an input current and a first current;
processing information associated with the input current and the first current;
generating a first voltage based on at least information associated with the first current and the input current;
receiving a second current;
processing information associated with the second current;
generating a second voltage based on at least information associated with the second current;
in response to the first voltage becoming larger than a first voltage threshold in magnitude,
increasing the second voltage in magnitude;
discharging a capacitor; and
decreasing a third voltage in magnitude associated with the capacitor;
providing a drive signal to close and open a switch to affect a third current flowing through a primary winding of a power
conversion system;

detecting the third voltage; and
in response to the third voltage being smaller in magnitude than a second voltage threshold, outputting a protection signal
to generate the drive signal to cause the switch to open and remain open to protect the power conversion system.

US Pat. No. 9,397,458

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY THAT HAS OPTICAL AND HIGH DATA RATE ELECTRICAL CAPABILITIES AND THAT IS BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE WITH EARLIER UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB) STANDARDS

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A socket comprising:
a socket housing having a plug opening therein for receiving a plug; and
an electrical support structure secured to the socket housing, the electrical support structure having high data rate electrical
connections disposed thereon for communicating high data rate signals and USB electrical connections disposed thereon for
communicating USB signals.

US Pat. No. 9,397,265

LAYERED CONDUCTIVE PHOSPHOR ELECTRODE FOR VERTICAL LED AND METHOD FOR FORMING SAME

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A method for forming a light generating device comprising:
providing a vertical light emitting diode (LED) having a first LED surface and an opposing second LED surface; and
alternating the deposition of phosphor particle layers and transparent conductor material layers over the first surface of
the LED, such that gaps between the phosphor particles in a phosphor particle layer allow the transparent conductor material
in an overlying transparent conductor layer to be in physical and electrical contact with an underlying transparent conductor
layer, wherein each phosphor particle layer comprises a monolayer of phosphor particles;

wherein the transparent conductor material is in liquid form when the transparent conductor material moves through the gaps
between the phosphor particles,

wherein the phosphor particle layers each contain the same type of phosphor so that each of the phosphor particle layers performs
similar wavelength conversion of light from the LED,

wherein the alternating phosphor particle layers and transparent conductor material layers form an electrically conductive
phosphor layer, which conducts current at least vertically through the LED, overlying and in electrical contact with the first
LED surface,

wherein, when the LED is illuminated by applying a voltage across the second LED surface and the conductive phosphor layer,
the conductive phosphor layer is configured such that a first portion of light generated by the LED leaks through the conductive
phosphor layer, and wherein a second portion of the light generated by the LED energizes the phosphor particles to emit light
wavelength-shifted from a peak wavelength of the light generated by the LED such that a composite light is produced.

US Pat. No. 9,396,600

SELF-SERVICE SYSTEM FOR PAYING IN AND WITHDRAWING COINS

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A self-service system for depositing and dispensing coins, comprising:
a device for the input of a supply of coins of various denominations;
a collecting and packing unit;
a roll of interconnected plastic bags to be filled with coins in the collecting and packing unit;
wherein the self-service system operates in at least two modes including a stand-by mode and a user request mode; the stand-by
mode requiring no user input and the user request mode requiring user input;

wherein in the stand-by mode the collecting and packing unit fills at least one of the plastic bags with coins of a preselected
denomination;

wherein in the user request mode the collecting and packing unit fills at least one of the plastic bags with coins of a denomination
selected by a user, which denomination is different than the preselected denomination;

the collecting and packing unit includes a closing unit for closing the plastic bags after being filled with the coins and
a separating unit for separating the filled plastic bags from the plastic bag roll in order to form coin packs;

a coin pack storage unit for storing the coin packs formed during the stand-by mode; and
an output compartment for dispensing one or more of the stored coin packs in response to the self-service system receiving
a user request for coins of a preselected denomination or for dispensing coin packs in response to the self-service system
receiving a user request for coins of a denomination which is different than the preselected denomination.

US Pat. No. 9,396,547

OUTPUT DISPLAY FOR SEGMENTED DIGITAL VOLUME REPRESENTING POROUS MEDIA

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. An output display device coupled to a computer which includes a processor with at a memory storing instructions for displaying
a segmented digital volume representing a sample of a porous media comprising:
a) voxels representing pore space derived from segmentation of a 3D grey scale digital image;
b) voxels representing at least one solid material phase derived from segmentation of the 3D grey scale digital image; and
c) converted voxels representing structural features not fully resolved in the 3D grey scale digital image or the direct segmentation
thereof, wherein the structural features are cracks or conduits unresolved in the 3D grey-scale digital image and contributing
pore space connectivity present in the porous media not accounted for in a preliminary segmentation of the 3D grey-scale digital
image, and the converted voxels represent additional pore space, wherein:

the placement of the converted voxels is derived from additional processing steps using data from the 3D grey-scale digital
image and one or more segmented volumes derived therefrom; and

the volume of converted voxels in place is solved to satisfy a criteria relation representative of the sample and independent
of the 3D grey-scale image.

US Pat. No. 9,395,814

DISPLAY DEVICE

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A display device comprising:
a plurality of display areas;
a control unit that recognizes information that is displayed in, from among said plurality of display areas, a first display
area and that displays relevant information that relates to the information that was recognized in a second display area other
than said first display area; and

a detection unit that detects a direction of a line of sight of an operator who manipulates the display device and detects
movement of the line of sight;

wherein said control unit recognizes, of the information displayed in said first display area, information displayed in the
direction of the line of sight detected by said detection unit and displays relevant information, that relates to the recognized
information displayed in the detected direction of the line of sight, in said second display area, and

wherein said control unit recognizes, of the information displayed in said first display area, information displayed in the
direction of the line of sight at a time when the detection unit detects that movement of the line of sight has stopped and
displays relevant information, that relates to the recognized information displayed in the direction of the line of sight
at the time when the detection unit detects that movement of the line of sight has stopped, in said second display area at
the time when the detection unit detects that movement of the line of sight has stopped.

US Pat. No. 9,395,277

SELF-ADJUSTING AUDIO DETECTION OF MEDIUM JAM

Kodak Alaris Inc., Roche...

1. A method of indicating a medium misfeed along a medium transport path comprising:
(a) one or more rollers for conveying the medium along the medium transport path;
(b) a microphone for detecting the sound of the conveyed medium and producing a signal representing the sound;
(c) a processor for producing sound values from the signal;
(d) providing a sensitivity setting responsive to the sound values;
(e) computing at least one of a moving window sum responsive to the sound values, a high amplitude count responsive to the
sound values, a pre roller sum responsive to the sound values, or a post roller sum responsive to the sound values; and

(f) indicating the medium misfeed responsive to the sensitivity setting, moving window sum, high amplitude count, pre roller
sum, or post roller sum.

US Pat. No. 9,393,726

RESIN MOLDING DIE, RESIN MOLDING METHOD AND RESIN MOLDED PRODUCT

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A resin molding die, comprising:
a core mold comprising a protrusion formed on a surface thereof as an undercut, the protrusion being provided so as to form
a through hole in a resin-molded product; and

a cavity mold provided so as to be engageable with the core mold,
wherein the cavity mold comprises:
a main body comprising a first processing surface that is opposed to the surface of the core mold, on which the protrusion
in provided, under a state in which the cavity mold and the core mold are engaged with each other; and

an insert provided to the main body so as to abut on the protrusion, the insert comprising a second processing surface as
a surface thereof that abuts on the protrusion,

wherein the first processing surface comprises an embossed surface,
wherein the second processing surface comprises a mirror-finished surface,
wherein between the first and second processing surface is a continuous surface without gaps, and
wherein an area of the surface of the insert, which abuts on the protrusion, is larger than an area of a surface of the protrusion,
which abuts on the insert.

US Pat. No. 9,397,040

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING METAL PLUG HAVING SUBSTANTIALLY CONVEX BOTTOM SURFACE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a dielectric layer;
a metal plug over a substrate, the metal plug having a contact bottom surface that is substantially convex;
a metal layer in contact with sidewalls of the dielectric layer and between the dielectric layer and the metal plug; and
a silicide layer between the substrate and the metal plug, wherein:
the silicide layer has a silicide layer top surface that is substantially concave to interface with the substantially convex
contact bottom surface of the metal plug; and

the metal layer terminates at an edge of the silicide layer.

US Pat. No. 9,396,890

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS, AND ARC CHUTE ASSEMBLY AND BARRIER MEMBER THEREFOR

EATON CORPORATION, Cleve...

1. A barrier member for an arc chute assembly of an electrical switching apparatus, said arc chute assembly comprising a first
sidewall, a second sidewall opposite and spaced apart from said first sidewall, and a plurality of arc plates disposed between
said first sidewall and said second sidewall, said arc chute assembly being structured to be disposed in said electrical switching
apparatus, said electrical switching apparatus comprising a housing, a pair of separable contacts enclosed by said housing,
and an operating mechanism structured to open and close said separable contacts and to trip open said separable contacts in
response to an electrical fault, an arc and ionized gases being generated in response to said separable contacts tripping
open, said barrier member comprising:
a body portion structured to be disposed between said first sidewall and said second sidewall, said body portion comprising
a first support portion, a second support portion, and a cover portion connecting said first support portion to said second
support portion;

a first containment portion extending from said first support portion, said first containment portion being structured to
be disposed proximate said first sidewall; and

a second containment portion extending from said second support portion toward said first containment portion, said second
containment portion being structured to be disposed proximate said second sidewall,

wherein said second containment portion is spaced from said first containment portion,
wherein said barrier member is a unitary component made from a single piece of material, and
wherein said barrier member overlays and spans across said plurality of arc plates.

US Pat. No. 9,394,750

COLLET COUPLING FOR ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMP SHAFTS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a coupling for joining two rotatable shafts in an electric submersible pump (ESP) string;
a hollow tubular member of the coupling for receiving an end of each of the two rotatable shafts;
at least one collet for fixing the coupling to at least one of the two rotatable shafts, wherein the at least one collet comprises
a three-piece member, wherein a first collet member includes the hollow tubular member threaded at each end for adjustably
receiving a second collet member on one end and a third collet member on the other end;

expandable fingers on at least one end of the second collet member and on at least one end of the third collet member for
applying a radial force to an outside diameter of at least one of the two rotatable shafts wherein the second collet member
and the third collet member are each adjustable with respect to the first collet member via the threaded ends of the first
collet member;

ribs on the fingers for latching into at least one groove on at least one of the two rotatable shafts; and
shoulders on the at least one groove for transmitting and receiving axial load forces between the two rotatable shafts through
the ribs, expandable fingers, and the at least one collet.

US Pat. No. 9,394,636

ENHANCED BRAIDED SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A braided protective sleeve, comprising:
a wall extending along a longitudinal axis of said sleeve, said wall including a plurality of braided yarns forming inner
and outer surfaces of said sleeve, said inner surface bounding an internal cavity and said outer surface being exposed to
the surrounding environment, said braided yarns being braided with one another in a X/Y braid pattern with X representing
the number of yarns in side-by-side relation extending in a first helical direction and Y representing the number of yarns
in side-by-side relation extending in a second helical direction opposite said first helical direction, with X and Y being
different numerical values from one another; and

further including a plurality of inserted yarns, said inserted yarns extending substantially parallel to said longitudinal
axis and being interlaced with said braided yarns.

US Pat. No. 9,394,160

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED STIRRING STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A microfluidic device comprising:
a semiconductor body having a first side and a second side;
a well in the semiconductor body at the first side, the well having a bottom surface, the well being configured to contain
a fluid; and

a first stirring structure integrated in the well, the first stirring structure having a first base coupled to the bottom
surface of the well and having a first plurality of beams cantilevered from the first base; and

an electrode in the bottom surface of the well, ends of the first plurality of beams that are distal from the first base overlapping
the electrode, the first plurality of beams being configured to move in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to
the bottom surface in response to a first voltage being applied to the electrode and a second voltage being applied to the
first plurality of beams.

US Pat. No. 9,398,624

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A wireless communication terminal used in a wireless communication system including an access point, the wireless communication
terminal comprising:
an information reader that reads connection setting information for connection with the access point from an information providing
medium which is attached to the access point, the connection setting information including a plurality of service set identifiers
(SSIDs) of the access point;

a storage that stores the connection setting information read by said information reader; and
a controller that uses an SSID of the access point informed by the access point and the connection setting information read
from said storage to set wireless communication connection with the access point,

wherein the connection setting information includes a control command for the access point, and
the controller is configured to read the connection setting information in accordance with the SSID of the access point informed
by the access point from the storage and uses the connection setting information to set the wireless communication connection
with the access point.

US Pat. No. 9,395,975

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A ROM PATCH

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for generating a read-only memory (ROM) patch, the method comprising:
in a computing device:
obtaining an original assembly code and a modified assembly code which is a modified version of the original assembly code,
the original assembly code being used for an executable code which is stored in a ROM of a device;

comparing the original assembly code and the modified assembly code to identify difference(s) in the modified assembly code
with respect to the original assembly code;

compiling the difference(s); and
generating a ROM patch by converting the compiled difference(s) into a replacement executable code for some of the executable
code stored in the ROM of the device;

wherein in comparing the original assembly code and the replacement assembly code, differences in addresses in jump commands
are ignored if the different addresses contain the same data.

US Pat. No. 9,395,304

NANOSCALE STRUCTURES ON OPTICAL FIBER FOR SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING AND METHODS RELATED THERETO

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method comprising:
providing an optical fiber having a planar facet end;
attaching a ferrule to the optical fiber adjacent to the planar facet end;
fitting the optical fiber with the ferrule on a spin coater;
coating the planar facet end of the optical fiber with the ferrule with a photoresist;
producing a pattern in the photoresist for a nanoscale structure by interference lithography;
developing the photoresist;
removing the photoresist and a portion of the optic fiber unprotected by the photoresist, thus obtaining a nanoscale structure
in the optic fiber; and

depositing a layer of metal on the nanoscale structure.

US Pat. No. 9,394,964

FLUID-FILLED VIBRATION DAMPING DEVICE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A fluid-filled vibration damping device comprising:
a first mounting member and a second mounting member elastically connected by a main rubber elastic body;
a partition member supported by the second mounting member and defining to one side of the partition member a pressure-receiving
chamber whose wall is partially constituted by the main rubber elastic body, while defining to another side of the partition
member an equilibrium chamber whose wall is partially constituted by a flexible film, the pressure-receiving chamber and the
equilibrium chamber being filled with a non-compressible fluid; and

a first orifice passage formed in an outer peripheral portion of the partition member and permitting communication between
the pressure-receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber;

a second orifice passage formed in a center portion of the partition member and tuned to a higher frequency than the first
orifice passage while permitting communication between the pressure-receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber;

a third orifice passage formed in the center portion of the partition member and tuned to a lower frequency than the second
orifice passage while permitting communication between the pressure-receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber; and

an actuator disposed on an opposite side of the equilibrium chamber with the flexible film being interposed therebetween,
wherein

an output portion of the actuator faces openings of the second orifice passage and the third orifice passage on a side of
the equilibrium chamber via the flexible film, while the output portion of the actuator includes a center recess that opens
in a part facing the opening of the second orifice passage on the side of the equilibrium chamber,

the output portion of the actuator and the flexible film are configured to obstruct the openings of the second orifice passage
and the third orifice passage on the side of the equilibrium chamber by means of the output portion of the actuator coming
into contact against the partition member via the flexible film so that

a first portion of the flexible film that obstructs the opening of the third orifice passage on the side of the equilibrium
chamber is not deformable and the third orifice passage is blocked from the equilibrium chamber, while a second portion of
the flexible film that obstructs the opening of the second orifice passage on the side of the equilibrium chamber is permitted
to deform owing to the center recess so that the second orifice passage is blocked from the equilibrium chamber and produces
a fluid flowing through the second orifice passage owing to deformation of the second portion of the flexible film, and

the output portion of the actuator and the flexible film are configured to be separated from the openings of the second orifice
passage and the third orifice passage on the side of the equilibrium chamber by means of the output portion of the actuator
being separated from the partition member so that the second orifice passage and the third orifice passage are both placed
in a communicating state.

US Pat. No. 9,394,888

SYSTEM WITH DAMPER-CONTROLLED SWITCH FOR SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ACTUATOR MOTION CONTROL

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A system for controlling motion of a shape memory alloy actuator, the system comprising:
a damper operatively connectable to the shape memory alloy actuator and having a movable portion configured to move with the
shape memory alloy actuator when the shape memory alloy actuator contracts during electrical activation;

an electronic switch operatively connectable to the shape memory alloy actuator and to the damper; wherein the electronic
switch has an open position in which electrical power flow to the shape memory alloy actuator through the electronic switch
is prevented, and a closed position in which electrical power flow to the shape memory alloy actuator through the electronic
switch is permitted;

a biasing element applying a biasing force to the damper that urges the electronic switch to the closed position; and
wherein the damper is configured to overcome the biasing force of the biasing element to move the switch to the open position
only when a velocity of the movable portion equals or exceeds a predetermined threshold velocity, and to return to the closed
position due to the biasing force of the biasing element when the velocity of the movable portion falls below the predetermined
threshold velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,398,666

REFLECTIVE AND TRANSFLECTIVE OPERATION MODES FOR A DISPLAY DEVICE

Pixtronix, Inc., San Die...

1. A direct-view display apparatus, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
a metal layer over the transparent substrate having a plurality of apertures therein;
an internal light source;
a plurality of light modulators over the transparent substrate, each light modulator of the plurality of light modulators
over at least one respective aperture of the plurality of apertures, each of the plurality of light modulators including at
least one transflective element within a region defined by the at least one respective aperture, each transflective element
capable of reflecting ambient light; and

a controller for controlling the states of the plurality of light modulators and the internal light source, the controller
being configured to:

cause the display apparatus to display at least one image in a transmissive mode of operation by causing the internal light
source to emit light at a first intensity and by outputting data signals indicative of desired states of the plurality of
light modulators through a first set of data voltage interconnects coupled to the plurality of light modulators such that
the plurality of light modulators modulate the light emitted by the internal light source at the first intensity;

detect a first signal configured to cause a transition from the transmissive mode of operation;
transition, in response to the first signal, to a transflective mode of operation, the transition to the transflective mode
including decreasing the intensity of the internal light source from the first intensity to a second intensity; and

cause the display apparatus to display at least one image in the transflective mode of operation by outputting data signals
indicative of desired states of the plurality of light modulators through the same first set of data voltage interconnects
to the plurality of light modulators to modulate light originating from an ambient light source and the light originating
from the internal light source at the second intensity.

US Pat. No. 9,398,660

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR THE SAME

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:
a light source supplied with a rectified voltage obtained by controlling a phase of AC power using a dimmer;
a power control unit configured to provide a current path for light emission of the light source in accordance with a state
of the rectified voltage; and

a current controller configured to perform charging or discharging in response to an amount of current on the current path
that is changed by characteristics of the dimmer and to control an amount of current for the light emission of the light source
which flows in the current path in accordance with the charging or discharging,

wherein the current controller equalizes the amount of current flowing in the current path by performing the charging and
discharging in a half cycle unit of the AC power.

US Pat. No. 9,398,610

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, MOBILE STATION, AND NETWORK DEVICE

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication method comprising:
a step A of a mobile station transmitting a connection setup request signal containing a radio access capability of the mobile
station to a network device of a first communication scheme, upon detecting a predetermined trigger while camping on in a
cell of the first communication scheme, wherein the mobile station has not been allocated radio resources for the first communication
scheme while it is camping on in the cell of the first communication scheme;

a step B of the network device of the first communication scheme transmitting an instruction signal for instructing redirection
to a cell of a second communication scheme for the mobile station, in a case where the radio access capability of the mobile
station is contained in the received connection setup request signal; and

a step C of the mobile station setting up the connection in the cell of the second communication scheme in response to the
received instruction signal without the mobile station establishing a connection in the first communication scheme,

wherein in the step A, the mobile station judges whether or not to transmit the connection setup request signal containing
the radio access capability of the mobile station prior to the network device allocating radio resources for the mobile station
for use in the first communication scheme and the second communication scheme, in accordance with at least one of a communication
service and a communication processing that are allowed in the cell of the second communication scheme.

US Pat. No. 9,398,500

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR CELL SELECTION BASED ON PRIORITIZED NODES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) configured to communicate with an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), the
UE comprising:
a transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
measure a signal from an E-UTRAN Node B (eNB);
determine whether the eNB supports a corresponding dedicated node; and
compute a cell selection criterion from the signal measurement and the determination of whether the eNB supports the dedicated
node,

wherein when the eNB does not support a corresponding dedicated node, the processor is further configured to:
determine whether a neighboring eNB supports a corresponding dedicated node,
measure a signal from the neighboring eNB,
compute a reselection criterion for the neighboring eNB, and
determine whether the reselection criterion exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,397,679

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR DAC MISMATCH ERROR DETECTION AND CORRECTION IN AN ADC

Stichting IMEC Nederland,...

1. A method for calibrating an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) converting an input voltage signal into a N bit output signal
representing the input voltage signal, the method comprising:
sampling the input voltage signal applied to the ADC;
comparing the sampled input voltage signal with an output signal of a feedback digital-to-analogue converter (DAC);
determining, in a search logic block of the ADC, a (N+1) bit code representation for a result of the comparison, the (N+1)
bit code yielding the N bit output signal; and

responsive to detection of the (N+1) bit code being equal to a predefined calibration trigger code, performing a calibration
for one of the most significant bits of the (N+1) bit code by:

replacing the (N+1) bit code by an alternative (N+1) bit code that yields the same N bit output signal;
performing an additional comparison cycle using the alternative (N+1) bit code;
determining, using the comparison results of the additional comparison cycle and of the preceding (N+1)th cycle, a sign of a DAC capacitor mismatch error;

tuning, in accordance with the sign of the DAC capacitor mismatch error, a set of switchable binary scaled calibration capacitors
in parallel to a capacitor of the DAC, the capacitor corresponding to the one bit of the most significant bits of the (N+1)
bit code for which the calibration is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,397,979

ROUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A method for operating a virtual router system, comprising:
determining, by a processor, a system health index for each of a plurality of physical routers in a virtual router system;
comparing the system health index of a first physical router of the plurality of physical routers to a first predetermined
threshold;

in response to the system health index of the first physical router being below the first predetermined threshold, determining
whether the first physical router is a master virtual router or a backup virtual router; and

in response to a determination that the first physical router is a backup virtual router, suspending the first physical router
from operating as a virtual router in the virtual router system.

US Pat. No. 9,397,485

ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. An electrical distribution center, comprising:
a plurality of electrical switching devices;
a printed circuit board having two opposed major surfaces and four opposed minor surfaces, wherein the plurality of electrical
switching devices are mechanically and electrically coupled to the printed circuit board;

a plurality of fusible link devices;
a plurality of L-shaped terminals formed of a conductive material connecting the plurality of fusible link devices to the
printed circuit board, wherein a first portion of the plurality of L-shaped terminals connected to the circuit board is perpendicular
to the two opposed major surfaces and wherein a second portion of the plurality of L-shaped terminals connected to the plurality
of fusible link devices is parallel to the two opposed major surfaces; and

a housing formed of a dielectric material and generally having an open box shape comprising a floor, two opposing side walls
and two opposing end walls, wherein said floor, said side walls and said end walls define an internal cavity, wherein the
printed circuit board is disposed within said cavity, and wherein at least one side wall or end wall defines a plurality of
apertures in which the plurality of fusible link devices are received.

US Pat. No. 9,397,341

PRINTED ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

NthDegree Technologies Wo...

1. An energy storage device, comprising:
a printed collector layer, wherein the printed current collector layer comprises nickel flakes and a current collector conductive
carbon additive; and

a printed electrode layer printed over the current collector layer, wherein the printed electrode layer comprises an ionic
liquid and an electrode conductive carbon additive,

wherein the ionic liquid includes a cation selected from the group consisting of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium, butyltrimethylammonium,
1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium, 1-methyl-3-propylimidazolium, 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium, choline, ethylammonium, tributylmethylphosphonium,
tributyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium, trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium, 1-ethyl-2,3-methylimidazolium, 1-butyl-1-methylpiperidinium,
diethylmethylsulfonium, 1-methyl-1-propylpiperidinium, 1-butyl-2-methylpyridinium, 1-butyl-4-methylpyridinium, and 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium,
and

wherein the ionic liquid includes an anion selected from the group consisting of tetrafluoroborate, tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate,
trifluoromethanesulfonate, hexafluorophosphate, ethyl sulfate, dimethyl phosphate, methansulfonate, triflate, tricyanomethanide,
dibutylphosphate, bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, bis-2,4,4-(trimethylpentyl)phosphinate, iodide, chloride, bromide, and
nitrate.

US Pat. No. 9,396,824

CONTAINER SYSTEM FOR RADIOACTIVE WASTE

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

1. A radioactive waste container system comprising:
a canister having an interior chamber for holding radioactive waste and an open top;
a lid assembly comprising a confinement lid and a shielded lifting lid, the confinement lid being detachably mounted to the
shielded lifting lid;

the confinement lid being configured for mounting on the canister and having a first thickness;
the shielded lifting lid including a lifting attachment and having a second thickness;
wherein the confinement lid is independently mountable on the canister relative to the shielded lifting lid;
wherein the shielded lifting lid comprises a plurality of first bolt holes and the confinement lid comprises a plurality of
second bolt holes, the first and second bolt holes concentrically aligned; and

a plurality of first mounting bolts inserted through some of the first bolt in the shielded lifting lid and attaching the
confinement lid to the canister without engaging the shielded lifting lid.

US Pat. No. 9,396,360

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE CONTROL OVER PERFORMANCE STATE

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. A method of securing a performance state change of a processor, the method comprising:
intercepting, by performance state security logic, a request for a change of a performance state of the processor, the performance
state including at least one of an operating voltage and an operating frequency, the intercepting comprising blocking a transmission
of the request for the change of the performance state to be transmitted over a first communication path to a first destination
and routing the request for the change of the performance state over a second communication path to the first destination
different from the first communication path;

analyzing, by the performance state security logic, a security condition of the processor for an indication of an unauthorized
access to the processor; and

determining, by the performance state security logic, whether to execute the request based on the security condition of the
processor.

US Pat. No. 9,395,861

TOUCH PANEL

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A touch panel comprising:
an upper electrode substrate including an upper conductive layer formed on the upper electrode substrate;
a lower electrode substrate including a lower conductive layer formed on the lower electrode substrate;
a first electrode and a second electrode respectively provided at both ends of the upper conductive layer in a first direction
for causing an electric potential distribution in the first direction;

a third electrode and a fourth electrode respectively provided at both ends of the lower conductive layer in a second direction
perpendicular to the first direction for causing an electric potential distribution in the second direction;

a flexible substrate provided to be connected to the lower electrode substrate or the upper electrode substrate;
a first resistor portion electrically connected to one of the first electrode and the second electrode and formed on the upper
electrode substrate separately from the upper conductive layer; and

a second resistor portion electrically connected to one of the third electrode and the fourth electrode and formed on the
lower electrode substrate separately from the lower conductive layer,

wherein the touch panel is configured to measure
(i) a voltage value at a first point between the one of the first electrode and the second electrode, and the first resistor
portion, and

(ii) a voltage value at a second point between the one of the third electrode and the fourth electrode, and the second resistor
portion,

wherein the first resistor portion is formed to function as a reference resistor for detecting multi-touches in the first
direction based on the voltage value at the first point,

wherein the second resistor portion is formed to function as a reference resistor for detecting multi-touches in the second
direction based on the voltage value at the second point,

wherein the first resistor portion is formed on the upper electrode substrate to stack on the upper conductive layer while
a first insulating layer that is formed on the upper conductive layer is interposed between the first resistor portion and
the upper conductive layer, and

wherein the second resistor portion is formed on the lower electrode substrate to stack on the lower conductive layer while
a second insulating layer that is formed on the lower conductive layer is interposed between the second resistor portion and
the lower conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,397,538

LINEAR MOTOR

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A linear motor comprising:
a stator including multiple magnetic force generating members provided in a row;
a moving element including multiple coils provided in a row in an axis line direction of the stator and wound around an outside
of the stator; and

a heat transfer member dissipating heat generated by the coils which is between adjacent coils of the multiple coils and along
a side of the coils, wherein

the heat transfer member includes a heat collection section with a flat surface in contact with an end side surface of a coil
of the multiple coils and the heat collection section includes a curved outer circumferential surface in a coil winding direction.

US Pat. No. 9,396,575

ANIMATION VIA PIN THAT DEFINES MULTIPLE KEY FRAMES

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method comprising:
displaying, by an animation application executed with a processor, content in a content editing environment configured to
edit the content;

receiving, by the animation application, an indication of a location for an animation pin on a timeline associated with the
content editing environment and of a duration for animating the content relative to the location;

determining, by the animation application, a state of the content based on the content being displayed in the content editing
environment, the state of the content comprising a value associated with a property of the content as displayed;

recording, by the animation application in response to receiving the indication of the location for the animation pin, the
state of the content to generate a recorded state of the content, the recorded state of the content associating the state
with a first time on the timeline and comprising the value associated with the property of the content, the first time automatically
determined based on the location for the animation pin;

receiving, by the animation application, a user input indicating an edit to the state of the content;
generating an edited state based on the user input, the edited state associating the edit to the state with a second time
on the timeline, the second time automatically determined based on the first time and the duration; and

defining, by the animation application based on the recorded state and the edited state, an animation of the content for the
duration and relative to the location for the animation pin on the timeline.

US Pat. No. 9,394,876

HIGH-EFFICIENCY ENERGY GENERATOR FOR HARNESSING MECHANICAL VIBRATION POWER

The Research Foundation f...

1. An energy generating device utilizing rail deformation in a railway system, the energy generating device comprising:
a rail mount coupled to at least one of a railway track and a railway tie such that the rail mount moves upwardly and downwardly
according to a deformation of the railway track caused by passing railway cars;

an anchor mount coupled to a fixed body below the rail mount;
a rack coupled to one of the rail mount and the anchor mount;
a gear assembly engaged with the rack and coupled to the other one of the rail mount and the anchor mount, wherein the gear
assembly moves upwardly and downwardly with respect to the rack to generate a rotational movement of an output of the gear
assembly in a single direction, the rotational movement in the single direction driving a generator; and

the generator engaged with the gear assembly for receiving the rotational movement output from the gear assembly and outputting
a direct current according to the rotational input from the gear assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,393,811

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF RECORDING IMAGE

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. An image recording apparatus comprising:
a transport mechanism for transporting an elongated strip-shaped recording medium in a longitudinal direction thereof along
a predetermined transport path;

at least one recording head for recording an image on a surface of the recording medium in a recording position on said transport
path;

an upstream detector for detecting a widthwise position of the recording medium in a position upstream of said recording position
on said transport path;

a downstream detector for detecting the widthwise position of the recording medium in a position downstream of said recording
position on said transport path; and

a calculation part for calculating the widthwise position of the recording medium in said recording position, based on detection
results from said upstream detector and said downstream detector.

US Pat. No. 9,397,517

CABLE COMPENSATION BY ZERO-CROSSING COMPENSATION CURRENT AND RESISTOR

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A method comprising:
delivering a first level of output voltage to a rechargeable battery from a battery charger, wherein the rechargeable battery
is coupled to the battery charger by a charging cable; and

applying, in response to an indication of an altered output voltage, a compensation current to one or more elements of the
battery charger including a zero crossing (ZC) pin and a selected resistor, wherein the selected resistor is defined based
on the charging cable coupling the battery charger to the rechargeable battery;

wherein applying the compensation current to the ZC pin and the selected resistor causes an adjustment of the output voltage
from the first level of output voltage to a second level of output voltage corresponding to the voltage drop from an impedance
of the charging cable.

US Pat. No. 9,397,208

COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
A first III-nitride material;
a second III-nitride_material on the first III-nitride_material, the second III-nitride material comprising a different bandgap
than the first III-nitride material and wherein a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) extends along an interface between the
first and second III-nitride materials; and

a buried field plate disposed in the first III-nitride material and electrically connected to a terminal of the semiconductor
device, the 2DEG being interposed between the buried field plate and the second III-nitride material.

US Pat. No. 9,396,865

MAGNETIC COMPONENT WITH AUXILIARY WINDING CIRCUIT BOARD

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A magnetic component apparatus, comprising:
a bobbin having a first end flange and a second end flange, and having an axial passage extending through the bobbin;
a core having at least a first main body portion and having at least one leg extending from the main body portion, the at
least one leg positionable in the axial passage;

a main winding wound around the bobbin between the first end flange and the second end flange;
at least one substantially planar auxiliary winding circuit board having an opening, the auxiliary winding circuit board having
a first auxiliary winding disposed at least partially around the opening, the auxiliary winding circuit board positioned between
the first end flange of the bobbin and the at least a first main body portion of the core with the at least one leg of the
core extending through the opening of the auxiliary winding circuit board;

an auxiliary terminal pin rail disposed on the auxiliary winding circuit board; and
a first fastener component disposed on the bobbin and a second fastener component disposed on the auxiliary winding circuit
board, the first fastener component selectively engageable with the second fastener component to removably mount the auxiliary
winding circuit board to the bobbin.