US Pat. No. 9,404,648

LED LIGHT WITH COOLING SYSTEM

Chilled Tech, LLC, Arlin...

1. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) light fixture equipped with a cooling system, comprising:
a light fixture housing;
at least one LED lighting module within the light fixture housing, wherein the at least one LED lighting module comprises
a heat sink, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), LEDs affixed to the PCB, and a lens covering the LEDs;

wherein the light fixture housing comprises an opening for the lens of the at least one LED lighting module;
at least one driver within the light fixture housing and electronically coupled with the at least one LED lighting module;
a power input interface electronically coupled with the driver;
a cooling system comprising a watertight liquid cooling manifold within the light fixture housing, wherein the liquid cooling
manifold comprises:

a liquid intake fitting and a liquid expulsion fitting;
a first transport conduit with a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the liquid intake fitting is positioned at the proximal
end of the first transport conduit

a second transport conduit with a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second transport conduit is aligned parallel
with the first transport conduit such that the proximal end of the second transport conduit is at a same side of the liquid
cooling manifold as the proximal end of the first transport conduit, and the distal end of the second transport conduit is
at a same side of the liquid cooling manifold as the distal end of the first transport conduit, and wherein the liquid expulsion
fitting is positioned at the distal end of the second transport conduit; and

two or more liquid cooling conduits connecting the first and second transport conduits so that liquid entering the manifold
at the liquid intake fitting travels through the two or more liquid cooling conduits to the liquid expulsion fitting, and
so that liquid entering the manifold at the liquid intake fitting travels a same distance to the liquid expulsion fitting
via any of the two or more liquid cooling conduits;

wherein the light fixture housing comprises an opening for the liquid intake fitting, and an opening for the liquid expulsion
fitting; and

wherein the liquid cooling manifold is arranged so that when the liquid intake and liquid expulsion fittings are positioned
at corresponding openings in the light fixture housing, the at least one liquid cooling conduit is in thermal communication
with the heat sink of the at least one LED lighting module.

US Pat. No. 9,402,856

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING DIABETES CONTAINING TENC1 EXPRESSION OR ACTIVITY SUPPRESSOR

Postech Academy-Industry ...

1. A method for treating type 2 diabetes or complications of type 2 diabetes comprising administering to a subject in need
thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising:
an inhibitor of expression of TENC1 (Tensin like C1 domain containing phosphatase) as an active ingredient, wherein the inhibitor
of expression of TENC1 is an siRNA comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO. 8 or SEQ ID NO. 9.

US Pat. No. 9,402,489

PORTABLE BLANKET WITH FOLDING GUIDE

Clearman Labs LLC, Redwo...

1. A portable blanket, comprising flexible material and having opposed front and back faces bounded by perimeter edges, and
having a first surface area in an unfolded condition, the flexible material incorporating a folding guide thereon, the folding
guide comprising marked lines which represent a series of sequential half folds disposed in a spiral pattern, wherein each
fold is along a line perpendicular to the previous fold in the series, the series of sequential half folds defining a folded
condition of the blanket, the folded condition having a second surface area smaller than the first surface area.

US Pat. No. 9,403,318

HEAT STAKE JOINING OF ADHESIVELY BONDED THERMOPLASTIC COMPONENTS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A thermoplastic joint assembly comprising:
a first plate formed from a thermoplastic material, the first plate having a first joint surface and including a thermoplastic
protrusion extending from the first joint surface;

a second plate formed from the thermoplastic material, the second plate including:
a second joint surface configured to mate with the first joint surface of the first plate and including a receiving pocket
extending into the second plate;

a heat-apply surface opposite the second joint surface, including a local area having a land portion separating the receiving
pocket from the heat-apply surface, the land portion including a domed portion opposite the receiving pocket;

wherein the domed portion is configured to provide a reference identifier of a location of the thermoplastic protrusion; and
wherein the receiving pocket does not extend through the heat-apply surface;
wherein the receiving pocket of the second plate is adapted to receive the protrusion of the first plate when the first joint
surface abuts the second joint surface;

wherein the local area of the heat-apply surface of the second plate is configured to contact a thermal die having a temperature
above a melting point of the thermoplastic to conduct thermal energy into the second plate; and

wherein the conducted thermal energy melts the local area of the second plate proximate the receiving pocket and melts the
protrusion of the first plate such that the second plate and the first plate locally fuse together when the thermal energy
is removed.

US Pat. No. 9,406,375

WRITE ADDRESS SYNCHRONIZATION IN 2 READ/1WRITE SRAM ARRAYS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A memory array comprising:
at least a first and a second six transistor static random access memory cell; and
a first and a second address decoder,
the first address decoder being electrically conductive connected to a first access transistor of each of the at least two
memory cells via one or more first wordlines, the second address decoder being electrically conductive connected to a second
access transistor of each of the at least two memory cells via one or more second wordlines, the first address decoder comprising
at least a first latch, the second address decoder comprising at least a second latch,

the first latch comprising a first and a second data input, the first latch being configured to selectively capture data from
the first or the second data input, the respective first data input being electrically conductive connected to a first address
data path for providing first address data, the respective second data input being electrically conductive connectable by
a first multiplexer to a second address data path for providing second address data,

the second latch comprising a first data input electrically conductive connected to the second address data path, and
the first multiplexer and the at least two latches being configured to be selectively operated in a first write mode for a
write access or in a read mode for a read access to the memory array, in the first write mode the second data input of the
first latch being electrically conductive connected to the second address data path by the first multiplexer, second address
data being captured by the first latch from its second data input and by the second latch from its first data input, in the
read mode first address data being captured by the first latch from its first data input and second address data being captured
by the second latch from its first data input.

US Pat. No. 9,407,228

RECEIVING STAGE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. Receiving stage for receiving a radio frequency signal, comprising:
M receiving paths, each receiving path comprising a signal processor and K comparators,
wherein the signal processors of the M receiving paths are configured to generate, for each of the M receiving paths, an amplified
version of the radio frequency signal such that an amplification gain of the respective receiving path increases from a first
of the M receiving paths to a last of the M receiving paths,

wherein for each of the M receiving paths the K comparators of the respective receiving paths are configured to compare the
amplified radio frequency signal of the respective receiving path with a respective threshold value, and for each of the M
receiving paths the threshold value increases from a first of the K comparators to the last of the K comparators.

US Pat. No. 9,403,646

PALLETIZER WITH CONFIGURABLE DIVERTER AND TURN LANES FOR PATTERN FORMATION

COLUMBIA MACHINE, INC., ...

6. A flexible pattern-forming palletizing apparatus comprising:
a conveyor having an upstream end for receiving products along a single lane and a downstream end having a plurality of lanes
arrayed along a width of the downstream end;

a diverter positioned between the upstream and downstream end for moving the products from the single lane into selected ones
of the plurality of lanes as the products move from the upstream end to the downstream end of the conveyor;

a product turner positioned downstream of the diverter for receiving products positioned in the plurality of lanes and turning
selected ones under control of a computer responsive to a desired palletizing pattern, said product turner having turning
devices that move between lanes under control of the computer.

US Pat. No. 9,404,146

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A method of sequencing nucleic acid molecules with improved accuracy, comprising:
providing said nucleic acid molecules, each of said nucleic acid molecules comprising a double-stranded portion, the double-stranded
portion consisting of a forward strand and a reverse strand, wherein the forward strand and the reverse strand are fully complementary
to each other;

linking a 3? end of the forward strand to a 5? end of the reverse strand of each of said nucleic acid molecules, thereby forming
a plurality of template molecules, wherein said 3? end of the forward strand and said 5? end of the reverse strand are linked
by a linking oligonucleotide;

performing at least one single-molecule sequencing process on each of said plurality of template molecules, wherein the forward
strand and the reverse strand in each of said plurality of template molecules are fully complementary to each other, each
of said at least one single-molecule sequencing process consisting of sequencing only one single template molecule of said
plurality of template molecules, thereby generating a sequence read from each of said plurality of template molecules, said
sequence read comprising sequences of both the forward strand and the reverse strand of each of said plurality of template
molecules; and

determining the sequence of each of said plurality of template molecules by analyzing said sequence read from each of said
plurality of template molecules, including comparing the sequences of the forward strand and the reverse strand from each
of said plurality of template molecules, thereby improving sequencing accuracy of said nucleic acid molecules.

US Pat. No. 9,408,311

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MODULE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A method of manufacturing an electronic component module, comprising:
a first step of sealing a surface of an aggregate substrate on which a plurality of electronic components are mounted with
a sealing resin;

a second step of cutting a boundary portion between electronic component modules from an outer surface of the sealing resin
to a position where the aggregate substrate is cut at least partially through and forming a first groove;

a third step of forming a shield layer by coating the outer surface of the sealing resin with a conductive resin and by filling
the first groove with the conductive resin;

a fourth step of forming a conductive resin projection at a position on the shield layer where the first groove is formed
and forming a recess at a position where the conductive resin projection is formed; and

a fifth step of cutting the boundary portion between the electronic component modules along the recess from an outer surface
side of the shield layer to the position where the aggregate substrate is cut at least partially through, forming a second
groove having a width smaller than the width of the recess, and singulating the aggregate substrate into the individual electronic
component modules,

wherein, in the second step, the boundary portion is cut between electronic component modules from an outer surface of the
sealing resin to a position where the aggregate substrate is completely cut through.

US Pat. No. 9,403,271

TOOL TRAY APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH AERIAL BUCKETS

Invoke 3D, LLC, Mooresvi...

5. A system, comprising:
a first tray, comprising:
an interior tray section configured to receive one or more items, the interior tray at least partially surrounded by at least
one sidewall having a height; and

a first ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the first ramp portion defining a sloping surface that
extends from the interior tray section to a top of the at least one sidewall; and

at least one additional component connected thereto;
wherein the first tray further comprises at least one attachment saddle coupled to the interior tray section, the at least
one attachment saddle configured to receive a portion of an aerial bucket hook; and

wherein the system is configured so that when the system is positioned on a lip of an aerial bucket and secured using the
aerial bucket hook, the first tray is located completely above the lip of the aerial bucket.

US Pat. No. 9,407,567

ENABLING EXTERNAL ACCESS TO MULTIPLE SERVICES ON A LOCAL SERVER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. An apparatus for operating as a server node within a private IP network to host or aggregate a plurality of resources,
the apparatus comprising:
an address controller configured to (i) obtain a private IP network IP address, (ii) allocate a server node port number to
said resources, and (iii) cause the server node to listen on that server node port;

a resource configurator configured to (i) determine, for each of said resources, a resource private Uniform Resource Identifier,
URI, or URI path together with resource metadata, and (ii) send to a gateway, interconnecting the private IP network with
a public IP network, an advertisement containing said private URI or URI path and respective resource metadata; and

a resource request receiver configured to (i) receive requests, at said server node port, for identifying private URIs or
URI paths included within the requests, and (ii) deliver resources corresponding to said URI or URI paths.

US Pat. No. 9,408,282

MULTI-PURPOSE LIGHTBULB

ASTRO, INC., New York, N...

1. A lighting device for use with one or more other networked devices, comprising:
(a) an outer globe comprised of an at least partially transparent rigid material and forming the exterior of a head portion
of the lighting device;

(b) a diffuser within the outer globe configured to receive light from one or more light sources and emit diffused light;
(c) a plurality of light pipes configured to transport light from one or more LEDs to an inner surface of the diffuser, each
light pipe a solid conduit comprised of transparent material;

(d) an outer cowling forming the exterior of a base portion of the lighting device;
(e) a power input connector located at the base of the lighting device and configured to mate with a standard lightbulb socket;
(f) a power control printed circuit board within the lighting device operatively connected to the power input connector and
disposed at least partially within a heat sink configured to dissipate heat, the power control printed circuit board comprising:

(i) a power converter configured to convert alternating current to direct current;
(ii) a voltage regulator configured to output steady direct current power at one or more voltages;
(iii) an output power connector to output power to one or more other components within the lighting device; and
(iv) an output current controller configured to control the output of electric current to the one or more other components
within the lighting device;

(g) a communication and control printed circuit board within the lighting device operatively connected to the power control
printed circuit board and comprising:

(i) a first wireless communications module operatively connected to a first communications antenna;
(ii) an auxiliary device control unit;
(h) an indicator printed circuit board within the lighting device operatively connected to the communication and control printed
circuit board and configured to receive power from the power control printed circuit board via the communication and control
printed circuit board and comprising:

(i) a first plurality of LEDs each configured to deliver light to a respective one of the plurality of light pipes;
(i) one or more microprocessors operatively connected to first non-transitory computer-readable memory having stored thereon
first processing instructions readable by at least one of the one or more microprocessors;

(j) an auxiliary device mounted within the lighting device closer to the head of the lighting device than the indicator printed
circuit board, operatively connected to the communication and control printed circuit board, and configured to receive power
from the power control printed circuit board via the communication and control printed circuit board; and

(k) an LED lighting printed circuit board mounted within the lighting device closer to the head of the lighting device than
the indicator printed circuit board and having an aperture through which the auxiliary device extends, the LED lighting printed
circuit board operatively connected to the indicator printed circuit board, operatively connected via the indicator printed
circuit board to the communication and control printed circuit board, configured to receive power from the power control printed
circuit board via both the indicator printed circuit board and the communication and control printed circuit board, and comprising
a second plurality of LEDs configured to deliver light through the diffuser.

US Pat. No. 9,408,209

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED RLC PDU TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of controlling packet data transmission, comprising:
determining availability of a primary uplink frequency of a primary carrier and a secondary uplink frequency of a secondary
carrier for uplink transmissions, wherein the secondary carrier is configured to transmit control packet data units and retransmission
packet data units;

determining whether a first radio condition of the primary uplink frequency meets a superior condition threshold and a second
radio condition of the secondary uplink frequency meets an inferior condition threshold, based on at least one of acknowledgement
messages or not acknowledged messages corresponding to each of the primary uplink frequency and the secondary uplink frequency;
and

upon determining that the first radio condition has met the superior condition threshold and the second radio condition has
met the inferior condition threshold, transmitting all pending control packet data units and all pending retransmission packet
data units on the primary uplink frequency, filling all transport blocks of the secondary uplink frequency with padding bits;
and transmitting only transport blocks filled with the padding bits on the secondary uplink frequency to enhance retransmission
of radio link control (RLC) packet data units.

US Pat. No. 9,408,163

POWER CONTROL METHOD, ACTIVATION MANAGEMENT METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A power control method, comprising:
obtaining, by a user equipment (UE), first configuration information, wherein the first configuration information comprises
a configuration parameter of at least one secondary carrier (Scell) configured by a base station for the UE;

setting, by the UE, an initial power adjustment value of the Scell according to the configuration parameter of the Scell in
the first configuration information if the UE meets a setting condition that the UE receives a random access response (RAR)
message; and

controlling, by the UE, transmit power on the Scell according to the initial power adjustment value of the Scell;
wherein the Scell comprises a secondary access carrier (SRCell), the configuration parameter of the SRCell comprises random
access (RA) configuration information, the RA configuration information comprises any one or more of physical random access
channel (PRACH) configuration information, preamble initial received target power, preamble format information, and an RA
power ramping step;

wherein the RAR message is used to respond to a random access (RA) initiated by the UE on any one SRCell in one Scell group;
wherein the setting, by the UE, the initial power adjustment value of the Scell according to the configuration parameter of
the Scell in the first configuration information comprises:

if the UE initiates the RA on any one SRCell in one Scell group, setting, by the UE, an uplink data channel (PUSCH) initial
power adjustment value of the SRCell where the RA is initiated in the Scell group to fc(0)=?Prampup+?msg2; and/or

if the UE initiates an RA on any one SRCell in one Scell group, setting, by the UE, an uplink control channel (PUCCH) initial
power adjustment value of the SRCell where the RA is initiated in the Scell group to gc(0)=?Prampup+?msg2;

wherein fc(0) is the PUSCH initial power adjustment value of the SRCell where the RA is initiated in the Scell group; gc(0) is the PUCCH initial power adjustment value of the SRCell where the RA is initiated in the Scell group; ?Prampup is a total power ramping value of the UE that is obtained according to the RA configuration information of the SRCell in the
RA process; and ?msg2 is a power adjustment value represented by a transmit power control command (TPC) Command comprised in the RAR message received
by the UE from the base station in the RA process.

US Pat. No. 9,408,287

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PLASMA INDUCED FLOW

General Electric Company,...

1. A plasma actuator system comprising:
a first electrode having a first slit formed in a first peripheral section for directing flow of a gaseous medium along a
radial direction;

a second electrode disposed concentrically around the first electrode, wherein the second electrode has a second slit formed
in a second peripheral section for directing flow of the gaseous medium along the radial direction;

a pair of side walls coupled respectively to opposing ends of the first and second electrodes, wherein each side wall extends
radially from the first peripheral section of the first electrode to the second peripheral section of the second electrode,
and wherein the pair of side walls extends along respective circumferences of the first and second peripheral sections;

a first dielectric layer disposed on an inner peripheral surface of the second electrode, and a second dielectric layer disposed
on an inner peripheral surface of at least one side wall among the pair of side walls; and

a power source coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode, for supplying electric power to the first electrode
and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,408,278

LIGHT-EMITTING CIRCUIT WITH VARIABLE RESISTOR ELEMENT, AND LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A light-emitting circuit that receives current supplied from a variable current source, the light-emitting circuit comprising:
a first light-emitting element having a first anode and a first cathode;
an NPN bipolar transistor that is series-connected to the first light-emitting element, and has a base terminal, a collector
terminal, and an emitter terminal; and

a second light-emitting element having a second anode and a second cathode that is parallel-connected to a series circuit
composed of the first light-emitting element and the NPN bipolar transistor, and which differs in luminescent color from the
first light-emitting element, wherein

the collector terminal is connected to the variable current source,
the emitter terminal is connected to the first anode,
the second anode is connected to the collector terminal,
the second cathode is connected to the first cathode,
one of two terminals of a fixed resistor element is directly connected to the base terminal,
the other terminal of the fixed resistor element is directly connected to the collector terminal, and
the resistance of the NPN bipolar transistor varies in accordance with variation of a magnitude of current flowing through
the base terminal via the fixed resistor element depending on the magnitude of the current supplied from the variable current
source.

US Pat. No. 9,408,192

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A radio communication system comprising:
a base station; and
a mobile station, wherein
the base station comprises
a communication unit that executes a plurality of Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) communications with the mobile station
at respective periodic communication intervals, and

a control unit that changes, when the SPS communications are scheduled to occur at a same communication time, communication
configurations by shifting a communication time of each of all or some of the SPS communications to a prior or subsequent
subframe of the same communication timing, and

the mobile station comprises a communication control unit that performs the SPS communications with the base station using
the communication configurations changed by the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,403,930

POLYISOCYANATE POLYADDITION PRODUCTS, A PROCESS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A polyisocyanate polyaddition product with good mechanical properties obtained by reacting
a) a polyisocyanate and
b) a NCO-reactive compound selected from the group consisting of b1) long-chain polyester polyols with an OH number of from
27 to 112 mg KOH/g and a functionality of from 1.9 to 2.3, b2) short-chain hydroxyl compounds with an OH number of from 300
to 1810 mg KOH/g and a functionality of from 1.9 to 2.3, and mixtures thereof,

in the presence of components consisting of
c) a latent catalyst
d) optionally a tin catalyst,
e) optionally a filler and/or fiber material,
f) optionally an assistant and/or an additive,
g) optionally a blowing agent, and
h) at least one water scavenger,
wherein the latent catalyst c) consists of a monocarboxylic acid-blocked amidine in an amount of from 20 to 400 ppm, based
on component b1), wherein the molar ratio of amidine to carboxylic acid is between 1:3 and 1:0.5,

wherein the casting time of the polyisocyanate polyaddition product is from 2 to 10 minutes and the hardness is from 60 to
96 Shore A.

US Pat. No. 9,408,310

SUBSTRATE WITH BUILT-IN COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A substrate with a built-in component, comprising:
an insulating base made of a thermoplastic resin and including a pair of main surfaces;
an electronic component arranged inside of the insulating base;
a wiring conductor arranged inside the insulating base so as to extend in parallel or substantially parallel to directions
in which the main surfaces extend; and

a via conductor arranged inside the insulating base; wherein
the substrate with the built-in component includes:
one or more frame-shaped electrodes arranged inside the insulating base so as to encircle the electronic component when the
insulating base is viewed from a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to directions in which the main surfaces
of the insulating base extend;

the one or more frame-shaped electrodes are not connected to the electronic component;
each of the one or more frame-shaped electrodes is a closed frame-shaped electrode this is continuously provided without any
gap included therein; and

the electronic component is completely encircled by at least one of the one or more frame-shaped electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,408,162

POWER HEADROOM FOR SIMULTANEOUS VOICE AND LONG TERM EVOLUTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a User Equipment (UE), comprising:
receiving an uplink grant;
determining a first power from a shared available transmission power at the UE for simultaneously transmitting a first data
signal using a first radio access technology and transmitting a second voice signal using a second radio access technology
different from the first radio access technology;

determining a second power from the shared available transmission power for transmitting the first data signal on an uplink
using the first radio access technology based on the uplink grant;

determining a difference between the first power and the second power; and
reporting, upon a trigger, information related to the difference via the first radio access technology,
wherein the reporting information is triggered when a change of a power backoff from a last report exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,408,291

CONTROL MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A control module, comprising:
a circuit board configured as a base carrier, the-circuit board including conductor paths arranged at least on one plane of
the circuit board, and the circuit board including at least one rigid, non-flexible conductor path region;

an electronic control circuit electrically contacted by the conductor paths of the circuit board, the electronic control circuit
including electrical components; and

a bowl-shaped cover part configured as a protection for the electronic control circuit and arranged at least over a part of
the electronic control circuit, the cover part including a planar contact region aligned in parallel to a first face of the
circuit board and lying in a sealing manner on the first face of the circuit board,

wherein at least a part of the electronic control circuit is arranged in a protected manner in a housing inner chamber formed
between the cover part and the circuit board,

wherein electrical contacts of the circuit board are provided outside the housing inner chamber that is covered by the cover
part in order to contact the electrical components of the control module,

wherein at least one part of the electronic control circuit is arranged on a carrier substrate arranged in the housing inner
chamber,

wherein the carrier substrate is electrically contacted by the conductor paths or contact areas of the circuit board,
wherein a flowable material is applied over the carrier substrate onto the electrical components within the housing inner
chamber, and

wherein the flowable material completely fills the housing inner chamber except for volume that is occupied by the carrier
substrate and the electrical components.

US Pat. No. 9,408,170

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIRELESS DEVICES IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications, the method comprising:
receiving, at a wireless communication apparatus, a wireless message from another wireless communication apparatus;
updating a time value of a clock of the wireless communication apparatus based on the received wireless message;
transmitting a first message including a current time value of the clock;
determining, at the wireless communication apparatus, a first time interval since transmitting the first message;
determining, at the wireless communication apparatus, a second time interval since the update of the time value of the clock;
and
transmitting a second message comprising content that is based on comparing the first time interval to a first threshold and
comparing the second time interval to a second threshold, wherein for synchronization purposes, the content of the second
message includes the time value of the clock except when the second time interval exceeds the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,408,216

DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION TO TRANSMIT A WIRELESS PROTOCOL ACROSS A CODE DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (CDMA) RADIO LINK

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
circuitry to establish a network layer connection with a subscriber unit;
circuitry to allocate a plurality of code division multiple access (CDMA) channels for the network layer connection with the
subscriber unit, wherein the plurality of CDMA channels includes a data traffic channel comprising a channel bandwidth;

circuitry to queue a request to allocate the plurality of CDMA channels for the network layer connection if either the channel
bandwidth for the data traffic channel or any of the plurality of CDMA channels are unavailable;

circuitry to receive data from the subscriber unit indicating that the subscriber unit has entered an idle state in response
to the request to allocate the plurality of CDMA channels being queued; and

circuitry to receive data from the subscriber unit indicating an expiration of a traffic timer related to the data traffic
channel, and to release the data channel comprising the channel bandwidth while the network layer connection with the subscriber
unit is maintained,

wherein the circuitry to allocate the plurality of CDMA channels further includes circuitry to receive a network layer message
that includes channel selection information for a channel multiplexer that selects among control and data traffic channels
based on the channel selection information.

US Pat. No. 9,408,185

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING OPERATING MODE OF DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of switching an operating mode of a station (STA) on a whitespace band, the method comprising:
initiating a timer related to an access to a database when the STA operates in a first operating mode and sends a first message
to the database;

determining whether a second message is received from the database while the timer is running; and
if the second message is not received from the database and the timer expires, switching the operating mode to a second operating
mode,

wherein the STA operated in the second operating mode is changed to the first operating mode and the timer is re-initiated
when the STA receives the second message from the database and an accuracy of a geo-location of the STA is equal to or greater
than a prescribed threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,408,335

ICM OPTIMIZATION AND STANDARDIZATION FOR AUTOMATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a circuit board;
an integrated connector having a plurality of receptacles comprising at least a first receptacle and a second receptacle,
the integrated connector being mounted to the circuit board and having a Faraday cage, the integrated connector comprising
a first plurality of transformers and a second plurality of transformers, the first plurality of transformers being connected
to the first receptacle and the Faraday cage to block ground currents corresponding to the first receptacle and the second
plurality of transformers being connected to the second receptacle and the Faraday cage to block ground currents corresponding
to the second receptacle, the plurality of receptacles, the first plurality of transformers, and the second plurality of transformers
being surrounded by the Faraday cage;

a choke structure external to the integrated connector and mounted to the circuit board;
noise causing components mounted to the circuit board, the noise causing components being outside the integrated connector
and outside the choke structure, the noise causing components having a ground in common with the Faraday cage;

a first choke enclosed within the choke structure, the first choke being electrically connected to the first plurality of
transformers and the first receptacle through the circuit board, the first choke having the capacity to filter noise on the
first receptacle caused by the noise causing components; and

a second choke enclosed within the choke structure, the second choke being electrically connected to the second plurality
of transformers and the second receptacle through the circuit board, the second choke having the capacity to filter noise
on the second receptacle caused by the noise causing components.

US Pat. No. 9,408,230

TRANSMIT OPPORTUNITY (TXOP) BASED CHANNEL REUSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:
determining, at a first transmitter, whether to permit reuse of a first transmit opportunity (TXOP) of a message;
setting a value of a portion of the message based on determining to permit reuse of the first TXOP; and
sending the portion of the message from the first transmitter to a first receiver, wherein the portion of the message indicates
that reuse, by a reuse transmitter, of the first TXOP is permitted, and wherein, when reuse of the first TXOP is permitted,
the reuse transmitter is permitted to send a second message while the first transmitter sends a second portion of the message
to the first receiver during the first TXOP.

US Pat. No. 9,408,113

METHODS OF AND NODES FOR SELECTING A TARGET CORE NETWORK FOR HANDING OVER A VOICE SESSION OF A TERMINAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in an eNodeB (eNB) for selecting a target Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) of a communication network for a Single
Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) handover to a target radio access network (RAN), wherein the target RAN supports SRVCC
handover, the method comprising:
receiving a Handover Restriction List from an Mobility Management Entity (MME), the Handover Restriction List comprising information
indicating PLMNs preferred for SRVCC handover; and

selecting the target PLMN based on the Handover Restriction List.

US Pat. No. 9,408,109

CONGESTION CONTROL IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

12. A network node for operation in a communication network utilizing a distributed queue system for transmission of data
units, wherein said network node has a priority queue (PQ) for protocol data units (PDUs) in accordance with a retransmission
protocol, and further comprises a control unit configured to:
detect a condition indicative of a congestion; and
in response thereto, manipulate a PDU in the PQ, wherein the retransmission protocol is a persistent retransmission protocol
and wherein said manipulating of the PDU comprises manipulating the content of the PDU, said manipulating the content of the
PDU comprising altering one or more bits of a service data unit (SDU) payload of the PDU while leaving a header of the persistent
retransmission protocol included in the PDU intact.

US Pat. No. 9,408,315

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a first cover forming a first external surface of the electronic apparatus; a second cover forming the first external surface
in conjunction with the first cover, the second cover being capable of being separated from an edge of the first cover in
a first direction substantially parallel to the first external surface;

a first cover protrusion having first and second lateral ends, the first cover protrusion being formed at the edge of the
first cover and protruding toward the second cover in the first direction and laterally extending from the lateral end to
the second lateral end substantially perpendicular to the first direction, each end having an elastically deformable engaging
portion formed thereat; and

first and second cover protrusions each having first and second lateral ends, each of the first and second cover protrusions
being formed at an edge of the second cover and protruding toward the first cover in a direction opposing the first direction
and each laterally extending from the first lateral end to the second lateral end substantially perpendicular to the first
direction; the first and second cover protrusions being laterally separated from one another along the edge of the second
cover to form a space laterally extending therebetween defined at one end by one of the lateral ends of the first cover protrusion
and at another end by one of the lateral ends of the second cover protrusion each of the space defining ends the having an
engaging portion engageabie with respective one of the elastically deformable engaging portions of the first cover protrusion,
wherein

each of the elastically deformable engaging portions of the first cover protrusion is elastically deformable in a second direction
intersecting the first direction, the second direction being substantially parallel to the first external surface.

US Pat. No. 9,408,231

EXTENDED ACCESS BARRING MECHANISMS FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:
defining first access class barring parameters, a first scaling factor for access class barring, and a second scaling factor
for access class barring, wherein the first scaling factor and the second scaling factor are used to derive second access
class barring parameters and third access class barring parameters; and

transmitting, by a base station, the first access class barring parameters, the first scaling factor and the second scaling
factor to user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,408,320

POWER MODULE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A power module comprising:
a power module substrate provided with a circuit layer on one surface of an insulating layer; and
a semiconductor element bonded onto the circuit layer, wherein
a copper layer composed of copper or a copper alloy is provided on the surface of the circuit layer onto which the semiconductor
element is bonded,

a solder layer formed by using a solder material is formed between the circuit layer and the semiconductor element,
an alloy layer containing Sn as a main component, 0.5% by mass or more and 10% by mass or less of Ni, and 30% by mass or more
and 40% by mass or less of Cu is formed at an interface between the solder layer and the circuit layer,

a thickness of the alloy layer is set to be within a range of 2 ?m or more and 20 ?m or less, and
a thermal resistance increase rate is less than 10% after loading power cycles 100,000 times under the condition where an
energization time is 5 seconds and a temperature difference is 80° C. in a power cycle test.

US Pat. No. 9,408,294

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES PROVIDING FAULT DETECTION

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

14. A printed circuit board assembly comprising:
a substrate layer supporting one or more components on a first surface and having one or more solder pins on a second surface,
the one or more solder pins being associated with the one or more components;

a non-conductive layer adjacent to the second surface of the substrate layer;
a conductive layer adjacent to the non-conductive layer and connected to a ground;
a foam layer adjacent to the conductive layer; and
a mounting surface, wherein the foam layer is compressed between the mounting surface and the conductive layer so as to apply
pressure to the conductive layer that influences the conductive layer towards the second surface of the substrate layer;

wherein the non-conductive layer decomposes at elevated temperatures associated with a high resistance connection, a failure
of the one or more components, or an arc tracking event; and

wherein decomposition of the non-conductive layer allows electrical connection between the one or more solder pins and the
conductive layer, thereby grounding the one or more components.

US Pat. No. 9,408,307

DEVICE HOUSING PACKAGE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A device housing package, comprising:
a substrate in a form of a rectangle, having a mounting region of a device at an upper surface thereof;
a frame body disposed on the substrate to extend along an outer periphery of the mounting region, the frame body having a
cutout formed at a part thereof; and

an input-output terminal which is disposed in the cutout to extend from a region thereof, which is surrounded with the frame
body, to a region which is not surrounded with the frame body,

the input-output terminal including a first insulating layer, a second insulating layer overlaid on the first insulating layer,
and a third insulating layer overlaid on the second insulating layer,

the first insulating layer extending outwardly from the frame body beyond the second insulating layer and the third insulating
layer,

the second insulating layer extending outwardly beyond the third insulating layer from the frame body,
a plurality of first terminals set at a predetermined potential disposed on an upper surface of the first insulating layer,
a plurality of second terminals set at a predetermined potential disposed on a lower surface of the first insulating layer,
and

a plurality of third terminals through which Alternating Current (AC) signals flow, disposed on an upper surface of the second
insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,404,287

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING APPLIANCE DOOR STATUS

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A control system for an appliance, the control system comprising:
a door lock latch movable between a locked position and an unlocked position, the door lock latch configured to prevent opening
of an appliance door when in the locked position;

a latch motor configured to drive the door lock latch between the locked position and the unlocked position;
a motor feedback associated with at least one motor switch providing a signal indicative of a state of the latch motor;
a door switch coupled in series with the motor feedback; and
a controller which detects a change in an output signal from the door switch coupled in series with the motor feedback, determines
whether the change in the output signal was caused by the motor feedback associated with the at least one motor switch or
the door switch coupled in series with the motor feedback based at least in part on at least one latch command associated
with the latch motor, and determines a state of the appliance door based at least in part on whether the change in the output
signal was caused by the motor feedback or the door switch.

US Pat. No. 9,408,198

TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION OVER A DATA CHANNEL OR OVER A CONTROL CHANNEL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for User Equipment (UE) to transmit Uplink Control Information (UCI) to a Node B in a communication system, comprising:
determining, through Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling, configuration information indicating simultaneous Physical Uplink
Shared CHannel (PUSCH) and Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) transmission;

receiving downlink data;
generating the UCI comprising at least one of a Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest-ACKnowledgement (HARQ-ACK) and a Channel Quality
Indicator (CQI) to be transmitted in a subframe;

determining whether a PUSCH is transmitted in the subframe;
and
transmitting the UCI on at least one of the PUSCH and a PUCCH based on at least one of the configuration information indicating
simultaneous PUSCH and PUCCH transmission and the determination whether the PUSCH is transmitted in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,408,336

BIPOLYMER-BASED ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING MATERIALS

IPITEK, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielded device, comprising:
an object to be shielded; and
an EMI shielding material encompassing said object;
said EMI shielding material comprising a broadband biopolymer or polymer dissolved in organic solvents, and metal and carbon-based
nano-powders or nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 9,408,333

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ADSORPTION HEAT PUMP, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of controlling an adsorption heat pump for merging a heating medium released from a plurality of electronic devices
and supplying the heating medium to the adsorption heat pump, the method comprising:
providing
a flow-rate adjustment unit provided at each of inlet sides of the plurality of the electronic devices in a flow path of the
heating medium and being capable of individually adjusting flow rates of the heating medium to be supplied to the plurality
of electronic devices,

a temperature sensor configured to individually detect temperatures of the heating medium released from the plurality of electronic
devices, and

a control unit; and
causing the control unit to control the flow-rate adjustment unit based on outputs of the temperature sensor such that the
temperatures of the heating medium released from the plurality of electronic devices become equal to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,408,302

HIGH VOLTAGE POLYMER DIELECTRIC CAPACITOR ISOLATION DEVICE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An isolation device, comprising:
a pre-metal dielectric (PMD) layer disposed over a substrate;
a first metal level disposed over the PMD layer;
a dielectric layer disposed over the first metal layer;
a second metal level disposed over the dielectric layer;
a polymer dielectric layer disposed over the second metal level, the polymer dielectric layer comprising primarily a layer
of polymer selected from the group consisting of polyimide and poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoxazole) (PBO), said polymer being
at least 20 microns thick;

a third metal level disposed over said polymer dielectric layer, said third metal level extending into upper via holes in
said polymer dielectric layer to form upper vias which make electrical connections to said second metal level;

bondpads disposed over said third metal level; and
a dielectric overcoat dielectric layer disposed over said third metal level, said dielectric overcoat dielectric layer exposing
said bondpads;

said isolation device containing a plurality of isolation components selected from the group consisting of a capacitor and
a transformer, said isolation components being formed in at least said second metal level and said third metal level.

US Pat. No. 9,408,313

PACKAGING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A packaging substrate, comprising:
a substrate body having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface having a plurality
of first conductive pads thereon, and the second surface having a die attach area and a peripheral area surrounding the die
attach area, the die attach area having a plurality of second conductive pads embedded therein, wherein top surfaces of the
second conductive pads are exposed from the second surface, and the die attach area of the second surface is fully exposed;
and

a plurality of conductive pillars correspondingly disposed on the second conductive pads and having first ends and opposite
second ends, wherein the first ends are level with the second surface of the substrate body, and the first ends have a width
bigger than a width of the second ends.

US Pat. No. 9,408,167

TRANSMITTING A SYNCHRONIZATION INDICATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

24. A first small cell wireless access network node comprising:
a communication interface; and
at least one processor configured to:
attempt to synchronize with a second small cell wireless access network node that is synchronized to a synchronization source;
in response to the first small cell wireless access network node being able to synchronize with the second small cell wireless
access network node that is synchronized to the synchronization source:

set a first synchronization indication based on a second synchronization indication received by the first small cell wireless
access network node from the second small cell wireless access network node; and

wirelessly transmit the first synchronization indication; and
in response to the first small cell wireless access network node being unable to synchronize with the second small cell wireless
access network node that is synchronized with the synchronization source, determine whether the first small cell wireless
access network node is able to synchronize with a macro cell or a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, and in response
to determining that the first small cell wireless access network node is able to synchronize with the macro cell or the GPS
receiver:

set a third synchronization indication different from the second synchronization indication, and
responsive to detecting a conflict condition in which the first small cell wireless access network node and at least another
small cell wireless access network node have set the third synchronization indication, perform an operation to resolve the
conflict condition to change the third synchronization indication of one of the first small cell wireless access network node
and the at least another small cell wireless access network node to a different synchronization indication.

US Pat. No. 9,407,204

METHOD FOR PROCESSING A FREQUENCY-MODULATED ANALOG SIGNAL AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

1. A method for processing a frequency-modulated analog signal, the signal comprising a number of symbols belonging to a set
of M symbols, each symbol being associated with at least one frequency of a set of M frequencies, the method comprising:
converting the frequency-modulated analog signal to a discrete signal by using a sampler to sample a signal portion corresponding
to a duration of a symbol;

delivering, by the sampler, N samples, M being less than N;
performing M individual discrete Fourier transform processing operations on the N samples, each individual processing operation
being associated with each of the frequencies, the M individual processing operations delivering M processing results; and

determining a value of the symbol from the M processing results.

US Pat. No. 9,404,398

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DEVICE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A continuously variable valve timing device, comprising:
a cam sprocket connected with a camshaft having a plurality of cams to rotate the camshaft;
an electric variable valve timing mechanism connected with the cam sprocket, and driven by an electric motor;
a chain cover configured to protect the cam sprocket and a chain system from foreign substances;
an electric variable valve timing mechanism cover configured to protect the electric variable valve timing mechanism from
foreign substances;

a seal ring configured to partition an internal space between the electric variable valve timing mechanism and the electric
variable valve timing mechanism cover; and

a pressure maintaining device mounted within the electric variable valve timing mechanism cover to maintain pressure formed
within the internal space of the electric variable valve timing mechanism cover at about atmospheric pressure,

wherein the pressure maintaining device includes:
a plug mounted within a mounting aperture formed within the electric variable valve timing mechanism cover, and has a circulation
aperture formed at a center of the plug to allow gas to flow in and out, and an installation space formed at an inner side
of the plug;

a film member mounted within the installation space of the plug to allow gas to pass therethrough; and
a support member fitted into the installation space of the plug support the film member, and having an aperture formed at
a center thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,404,370

EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER COMPONENT WITH MICROSTRUCTURED SURFACE

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. An exhaust-gas turbocharger component (10) with
at least one flow-conducting component surface (11) and

a discontinuity structure (12) which is formed on the component surface (11), wherein

the discontinuity structure (12) has a multiplicity of punctiform depressions (13) which are arranged separately from one another on at least one part of the component surface (11), wherein the punctiform depressions (13) are formed as a macrostructure in the range of tenths of a millimeter.

US Pat. No. 9,408,272

LIGHT DRIVER AND THE CONTROLLER AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

18. A driving method of providing a driving current to drive a light device, comprising:
receiving a dimming signal and a thermal signal;
converting the dimming signal and the thermal signal respectively into a converted dimming signal and a converted thermal
signal;

selecting the smaller one of the converted dimming signal and the converted thermal signal;
generating a reference signal based on the selected smaller signal;
receiving a feedback signal representative of the driving current; and
generating a control signal based on the reference signal and the feedback signal to regulate the driving current.

US Pat. No. 9,408,070

WIRELESS INTERNET ACTIVATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request to access a web resource address (“URL”) from a wireless modem device over a cellular network, where the
URL is associated with a second network and is not associated with an authorization server associated with the cellular network;

determining, in response to receiving the request, that the wireless modem device is not activated for wireless connection
to the second network associated with the URL;

directing the wireless modem device to an authorization server activation page instead of the URL;
receiving activation information from the wireless modem device via the authorization server activation page; and
activating, in response to receiving the activation information, the wireless modem device for connection to the second network.

US Pat. No. 9,408,323

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A CUSTOMIZED STORAGE CONTAINER

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

11. A system for storing electronics comprising:
a storage enclosure;
a storage container operable to be inserted in the storage enclosure, the storage container comprising:
a housing having a length dimension, a width dimension, and a height dimension, the length and width dimensions being greater
than the height dimension;

a printed circuit board contained within the housing, the printed circuit boar having a side with a largest surface area parallel
to a side with a largest surface area of the housing;

first interconnector modules aligned in a row, the first interconnector modules positioned along an edge of the printed circuit
board and operable to mate with a connector of the storage enclosure through a first end of the housing;

second interconnector modules aligned in a row and positioned adjacent to the first end of the housing; and
at least one exhaust air vent adjacent to a second end of the housing, the second end opposing the first end,
wherein a fan is operable to move air from the first end to the at least one exhaust air vent adjacent to a second end.

US Pat. No. 9,408,321

SIDE-COUPLING-TYPE ELECTRONIC DEVICE UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A side-coupling-type electronic device unit comprising:
a casing including:
a coupling hook provided projectingly on a coupling surface to be coupled with another electronic device unit;
an engagement hole into which a coupling hook of the another electronic device unit is capable of being inserted; and
a guide groove; and
a slider that includes a bolt, that is installed in the guide groove, and that moves between a lock position located at one
end side of the guide groove at which the bolt is capable of blocking insertion and removal of the coupling hook of the another
electronic device unit into and from the engagement hole, and an unlock position located at another end side of the guide
groove at which the bolt is not capable of blocking insertion and removal of the coupling hook of the another electronic device
unit into and from the engagement hole, wherein

the guide groove has two convex shaped portions on a side face thereof,
the slider has three concave shaped portions, into which the two convex shaped portions are capable of being fitted, on a
side face thereof,

when the slider is located at the lock position, the two convex shaped portions are fitted into two of the three concave shaped
portions on one end side of the guide groove so as to restrict movement of the slider, and

when the slider is located at the unlock position, the two convex shaped portions are fitted into two of the three concave
shaped portions on the other end side of the guide groove so as to restrict movement of the slider.

US Pat. No. 9,404,411

TURBOCHARGER SYSTEM HAVING AN AIR-COOLED SOLENOID VALVE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A turbocharger system, comprising:
a turbine bypass conduit in fluidic communication with a turbine inlet and a turbine outlet;
a wastegate actuator coupled to a wastegate in the turbine bypass conduit adjusting a wastegate position; and
an air-cooled solenoid valve coupled to the wastegate actuator adjusting a position of the wastegate actuator and air-cooled
via airflow traveling through an intake conduit and to a compressor mechanically coupled to a turbine.

US Pat. No. 9,408,223

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MANAGING FREQUENCY BAND SELECTION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of managing frequency band selection for a wireless device, comprising:
monitoring a first signal level of a first frequency band a second signal level of a second frequency band, and a third signal
level of a third frequency band, wherein the first frequency band comprises a lower frequency band than the second and third
frequency bands;

determining a first signal level difference between the first and the second signal levels;
determining a second signal level difference between the second and the third signal levels; and
instructing the wireless device to communicate with the access node over the second frequency band when a rate of change of
the first signal level difference and a rate of change of the second signal level difference meet a criteria based on a decrease
of the second signal level.

US Pat. No. 9,408,182

THIRD PARTY ACTION TRIGGERS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a data processing apparatus and from a user device, data responsive to an action trigger menu displayed with
a resource at the user device, wherein:

the resource is rendered according to first instructions provided by a provider of the resource;
an action trigger prompt is rendered to augment the resource with additional content not provided by rendering of the resource
according to the first instructions, and the action trigger prompt is rendered according to second instructions provided by
a third party that is separate from the provider of the resource and is rendered in an initial state and the user device displays
the action trigger menu in response to a selection of the action trigger prompt by a user;

the action trigger menu is rendered at the user device with the resource and displayed with the resource in response to the
selection of the action trigger prompt;

the action trigger menu facilitates the input of a plurality of parameter values for an event; and
the received data specifies a user defined event and an action associated with the user defined event and to be taken in response
to the occurrence of the user defined event; and

storing the data specifying the user defined event and the action to be taken in response to the occurrence of the user defined
event in an action trigger data store.

US Pat. No. 9,408,126

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication method used for a handover control in a heterogeneous network, comprising the steps of:
transmitting, by a base station connected to a radio terminal, a measurement configuration that configures an event-trigger-type
measurement report to the radio terminal, wherein

the measurement configuration simultaneously includes both: a first report condition parameter configured to inhibit transmission
of a measurement report corresponding to cells to be measured by the radio terminal when number of cell reselections per unit
time exceeds a predetermined value, and a second report condition parameter configured not to inhibit transmission of a measurement
report corresponding to cells to be measured by the radio terminal,

the event-trigger-type measurement report occurs in response to an event that satisfies the first report condition parameter
in the radio terminal, and

the event-trigger-type measurement report occurs in response to an event that satisfies the second report condition parameter
in the radio terminal;

receiving, by the radio terminal, the measurement configuration from the base station;
inhibiting the transmission of a measurement report from the radio terminal to the base station in response to an event that
satisfies that the first report condition parameter has occurred in the radio terminal; and

transmitting a measurement report from the radio terminal to the base station in response to an event that satisfies that
the second report condition parameter has occurred in the radio terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,403,385

HANDHELD PRINTER

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A handheld printer comprising:
a battery power supply;
a platen roller configured to feed said print-receiving paper;
a thermal line head configured to perform desired printing on a print-receiving paper fed by said platen roller;
a power key for turning the power supply on and off;
at least one function key for causing said handheld printer to execute a predetermined function, disposed adjacently to said
power key;

a first reaction force applying member configured to apply a reaction force in response to a pressing force of said power
key;

a second reaction force applying member configured to apply a reaction force in response to a pressing force of said function
key; and

a substantially right-angled parallelepiped shaped housing,
said housing including:
a top cover;
an undercover;
a cover member;
an insertion slot formed between said top cover and said cover member; and
a discharging slot formed between said cover member and said undercover,
said power key and said function key being provided on said top cover,
said function key being disposed adjacently to said power key,
said power key and said function key being arranged along a direction,that extends from said insertion slot towards said discharging slot on a surface of said top cover, and
the reaction force by said first reaction force applying member being larger than the reaction force by said second reaction
force applying member.

US Pat. No. 9,405,886

METHOD FOR DETERMINING CARDIOVASCULAR INFORMATION

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A method for determining cardiovascular information for a patient, the method comprising:
receiving, using at least one computer system, patient-specific image data representing a first portion of a cardiovascular
structure generated using non-invasive imaging techniques, wherein the first portion includes at least one coronary artery
emanating from the patient's aorta;

receiving, using at least one computer system, patient-specific image data representing a second portion of the cardiovascular
structure generated using non-invasive imaging techniques, wherein the second portion includes at least one coronary artery
located downstream from the first portion;

creating, using at least one computer system, a three-spatial-dimension model of the first portion of the cardiovascular structure
using the patient-specific image data, wherein the three-spatial-dimension model is associated with a first set of fluid dynamics
equations representing the flow of fluid through the cardiovascular structure and comprising one or more parameters for blood
flow rate, coronary blood pressure, and/or vessel wall displacement;

receiving, using at least one computer system, vessel morphology data generated using non-invasive imaging techniques;
receiving, using at least one computer system, at least one non-patient-specific resistance parameter value;
creating, using at least one computer system, a lumped-parameter coronary vascular model of the second portion of the cardiovascular
structure using the vessel morphology data and the at least one non-patient-specific resistance parameter value, wherein the
lumped-parameter coronary vascular model is associated with a second set of fluid dynamics equations comprising one or more
parameters including at least one flow resistance parameter, and wherein the lumped-parameter coronary vascular model has
less than three spatial dimensions;

generating, using at least one computer system, a modified model representing the first and second portions of the cardiovascular
structure by coupling the three-spatial-dimension model of the first portion of the cardiovascular structure with the lumped-parameter
coronary vascular model of the second portion of the cardiovascular structure, wherein the first set and second set of fluid
dynamics equations associated with the three-spatial-dimension model and the lumped-parameter model are mathematically coupled;

calculating, using at least one computer system, one or more blood flow characteristics including blood flow rate, coronary
blood pressure, and/or vessel wall displacement in the first portion of the cardiovascular structure using the modified model
by simultaneously solving the mathematically coupled first set and second set of fluid dynamics equations associated with
the modified model; and

displaying, using at least one computer system, a visual representation based on the blood flow rate, coronary blood pressure,
and/or vessel wall displacement.

US Pat. No. 9,408,186

METHOD, BASE STATION, TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A COMPONENT CARRIER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising
circuitry configured to,
conduct a random access procedure on a component carrier enabled by a base station;
acquire a radio resource control reconfiguration information comprising radio resource configuration information of one or
more secondary component carriers selected through a secondary component carrier selection based on a coverage distribution
and signal quality of different available carriers;

wherein the component carrier is designated as a primary component carrier of the electronic device, and the primary component
carrier and one or more secondary component carriers support communications with the base station in a carrier aggregation
communication scheme.

US Pat. No. 9,407,591

PREDICTIVE FORWARDING OF NOTIFICATION DATA

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
while a user is interacting with a first computing device at a first particular time:
receiving, by the first computing device, notification data associated with the user; and
outputting, by the first computing device, for display, a graphical indication of the notification data;
determining, by the first computing device, that the user is not interacting with the first computing device at a second particular
time; and

responsive to determining that the second particular time is less than a threshold amount of time after the first particular
time, outputting, by the first computing device and for transmission to a second computing device, the notification data.

US Pat. No. 9,408,266

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR EFFICIENTLY DRIVING A LARGE NUMBER OF LEDS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A circuit for controlling a plurality of LEDs coupled in series, the circuit comprising:
a switching converter operable as a current source to be coupled to the plurality of LEDs to provide a controlled load current
thereto, the switching converter including an inductor to be continuously connected in series with the plurality of LEDs such
that when the LEDs are coupled the same load current flows through the inductor and the plurality of LEDs;

a plurality of floating driver circuits, each floating driver circuit configured to be coupled in parallel to a respective
individual LED of the plurality of LEDs, and configured to bypass at least a portion of the load current of the respective
individual LED in accordance with a respective modulated input signal; and

a modulator for each floating driver circuit, each modulator configured to be coupled to an I/O interface.

US Pat. No. 9,408,115

BASE STATION CONTROLLER SELECTION FOR A ROAMING RADIO BASE STATION AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A master monitor/control (M/C) unit for selecting a base station controller (BSC) to serve a mobile radio base station
(RBS), said mobile RBS movable within and among a plurality of geographic regions served by a corresponding plurality of BSCs,
comprising:
a processor; and
memory including computer program code, said memory and said computer program code configured to, with said processor, cause
said master M/C unit to perform at least the following:

monitor and assess a performance parameter of a communications link between said mobile RBS and a serving BSC;
monitor and assess a performance parameter of alternative communications links between said mobile RBS and a plurality of
other BSCs;

determine if said performance parameter of an alternative communications link between said mobile RBS and one of said plurality
of other BSCs is better than said performance parameter of said communications link between said mobile RBS and said serving
BSC;

select said one of said plurality of other BSCs as an alternative BSC if said performance parameter of said alternative communications
link with said mobile RBS is better than said performance parameter of said communications link between said mobile RBS and
said serving BSC; and

provide a new configuration for said mobile RBS and said alternative BSC to enable said alternative communications link therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,408,106

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LOADING READ CONTENT

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for loading a read content, comprising:
acquiring a loading condition evaluation parameter including a network environment parameter;
determining a loading condition level of the mobile terminal according to the loading condition evaluation parameter;
adapting a loading strategy corresponding to the loading condition level; and
loading the read content according to the loading strategy,
wherein determining the loading condition level of the mobile terminal according to the loading condition evaluation parameter
comprises:

determining a weight of each loading condition evaluation parameter; and
determining the loading condition level of the mobile terminal by weighting the loading condition evaluation parameter,
wherein determining the loading condition level of the mobile terminal by weighting the loading condition evaluation parameter
comprises:

determining the loading condition level of the mobile terminal according to the formula:

where, ?, ?, ?, ? and ? are all constant, and ?+?=1, ?+?+?=1, Fc is the loading condition level, both of the NT and FNT represent the type of the network accessed by the mobile terminal, the NT and FNT have the same trend of increase and decrease but different values, Da is the average data amount of a single page of the type of the read content to be loaded currently, NSa is the historical average speed of the mobile terminal loading a single page of the read content, NSc is the current network speed of the mobile terminal, and DT is the type of the read content to be loaded currently by the
mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,408,293

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

HERMES-EPITEK CORP., Tai...

1. A printed circuit board structure comprising:
a sleeve including
a wall extending along an axial direction, having an outer wall surface and an inner wall surface in a radial direction, and
having a first wall end and a second wall end opposite said first wall end in said axial direction;

a first protrusion extending outward radially from said first wall end and defining a first outer side and a first inner side
opposite said first outer side in said axial direction; and

a second protrusion extending inward radially from said second wall end and defining a second outer side and a second inner
side opposite said second outer side in said axial direction;

a first body detachably connected with said first inner side; and
a second body detachably connected with said second inner side,wherein said first inner side and said second inner side define a sleeve inner side height, which is greater than a first
body thickness of said first body.

US Pat. No. 9,408,239

INTEGRATED EMERGENCY CALL SUPPORT FOR MOBILE AND NOMADIC DEVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a computing device and from a user equipment (UE) placing an emergency call, address information associated
with the UE;

performing, by the computing device and when the address information fails to include a global positioning system (GPS) location
of the UE, reverse geo-coding of the address information to determine the GPS location of the UE;

storing, by the computing device, the address information and the GPS location of the UE in a database;
receiving, from an emergency call server (ECS), a query that includes a service or device type associated with the UE;
determining whether the UE is a mobile device or a nomadic device based on the service or device type;
determining, when the UE is a mobile device, the GPS location of the UE using a secure user plane location (SUPL) platform;
and

retrieving, when the UE is a nomadic device, the GPS location of the UE from the database.

US Pat. No. 9,408,306

ANTENNA ARRAY FEEDING STRUCTURE HAVING CIRCUIT BOARDS CONNECTED BY AT LEAST ONE SOLDERABLE PIN

Honeywell International I...

9. A driving network for an antenna array comprising:
a first printed circuit board;
a second printed circuit board;
wherein each of the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board has at least one circuit printed thereon,
wherein the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board are surrounded and supported by conductive material
and suspended within the conductive material and the at least one circuit on both the first printed circuit board and the
second printed circuit board is isolated from the conductive material; and

at least one solderable pin connecting the first circuit board to the second circuit board through an opening in the conductive
material; and

a plurality of connectors coupled to the at least one circuit on the first printed circuit board through a plurality of openings
in the conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,405,285

INTERFACE FOR LOCAL CONFIGURATION AND MONITORING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FIELD DEVICE WITH SUPPORT FOR PROVISIONING ONTO AN INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS NETWORK AND RELATED SYSTEM AND METHOD

Honeywell International I...

1. A method comprising:
communicatively coupling a user device to a field device in an industrial control system to configure and provision the field
device, wherein the user device is communicatively coupled to the field device using out of band access;

selecting an operating mode of the user device;
in response to selecting a first operating mode, providing configuration data from the user device to the field device using
the out of band access to configure the field device; and

in response to selecting a second operating mode, providing provisioning data from the user device to the field device using
the out of band access to provision the field device onto a wireless network;

wherein the out of band access to the field device is restricted by a network manager after the field device is connected
to the wireless network to prevent unwanted configuration or monitoring of the field device by the user device without network
authorization.

US Pat. No. 9,408,324

MODULAR CHASSIS AND ASSEMBLING METHOD THEREOF FOR ACCOMMODATING SERVER

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A modular chassis for accommodating a server, the modular chassis comprising:
a first casing module, comprising:
a first outer box, comprising a first shield with a plurality of first fixing holes arranged along a direction;
a second outer box fit in the first outer box, and being capable of sliding along the direction relative to the first outer
box, the second outer box comprising a second shield with a second fixing hole, wherein the second fixing hole is fixed with
one of the first fixing holes;

a second casing module disposed inside the first casing module and comprising a plurality of power supply units; and
a back plate module disposed inside the first casing module and comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to
each other, wherein the first surface comprises a plurality of slots, and the second surface is faced to the second casing
module and is electrically connected to the plurality of the power supply units;

wherein the server is disposed inside the first casing module and is inserted into one of the slots.

US Pat. No. 9,407,734

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT FRAME AGGREGATION BASED ON AGGREGATION LIMITS OR PARAMETERS

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by a first device, cause the first
device to:
receive and queue a first set of packets targeted for a second device until at least one of a first set of aggregation limits
is detected;

responsive to detecting the at least one of the first set of aggregation limits, transmit the first set of packets to the
second device;

receive feedback information indicating whether or not the first set of packets was successfully received by the second device;
based on the feedback information, modify one or more of the first set of aggregation limits to obtain a second set of aggregation
limits, wherein to modify the one or more of the first set of aggregation limits, the instructions are further to cause the
first device to modify a first aggregation limit of the first set of aggregation limits based on a second aggregation limit
of the first set of aggregation limits being at a maximum value or a minimum value;

receive and queue a second set of packets targeted for the second device until at least one of the second set of aggregation
limits is detected; and

responsive to detecting the at least one of the second set of aggregation limits, transmit the second set of packets.

US Pat. No. 9,408,090

SIGNALING GUARD INTERVAL CAPABILITY IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD...

1. A method for determining capabilities of a first communication device in a wireless network, wherein the wireless network
is configured to use a first guard interval between symbols or a second guard interval between symbols, wherein the first
guard interval has a length shorter than a length of the second guard interval, the method comprising:
analyzing, at a second communication device, a field in a data unit received from the first communication device to determine
a set of two or more modulation and coding schemes (MCSs) supported by the first communication device and to determine whether
one or more MCSs in the set of two or more MCSs are supported by the first communication device when using the first guard
interval, including,

analyzing a first subfield to determine the set of two or more MCSs supported by the first communication device, and
analyzing a second subfield to determine a highest supported data rate,
wherein the highest supported data rate indicates whether each of the two or more MCSs is supported by the first communication
device when using the first guard interval; and

utilizing, at the second communication device, i) one MCS in the set of two or more MCSs and ii) the first guard interval
a) when communicating with the first communication device and b) when it is determined that the one MCS is supported by the
first communication device when using the first guard interval.

US Pat. No. 9,408,270

LIGHTING-ON/OFF CONTROL CIRCUIT AND LIGHTING-ON/OFF CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A lighting control circuit comprising:
a control circuit that outputs a plurality of first signals and a plurality of second signals;
a plurality of first push-pull circuits to which each of said plurality of first signals is inputted;
a plurality of second push-pull circuits to which each of said plurality of second signals is inputted; and
a plurality of light emitting device groups that are capable of being connected to respective circuits between one of the
outputs of said plurality of first push-pull circuits and one of the outputs of said plurality of second push-pull circuits,

when said first signal is of a first value and said second signal is of a second value, a first current flows from said first
push-pull circuit to said second push-pull circuit,

when said second signal is of a first value and said first signal is of a second value, a second current flows from said second
push-pull circuit to said first push-pull circuit,

each of said plurality of light emitting device groups including:
a first light emitting device that is lit up only by said first current or a second light emitting device that is lit up only
by said second current, or said first light emitting device and said second light emitting device that are connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,408,250

WIRELESS NETWORKS FOR HIGHLY DEPENDABLE APPLICATIONS

Honeywell International I...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:
one or more control units operable to transmit control signals;
a plurality of actuators responsive to the control signals;
a plurality of sensors operable to transmit sensor data used by the one or more control units in generating the control signals;
wherein each of the sensors, actuators, and one or more control units are located at a fixed position in the system relative
to one another;

wherein each of the plurality of sensors and each of the plurality of actuators are coupled to at least one of the one or
more control units via a plurality of wireless paths;

wherein each of the plurality of sensors are operable to transmit the sensor data in an assigned time slot to at least one
of the one or more control units over a plurality of wireless channels in each of the plurality of wireless paths;

wherein the number of channels in each of the plurality of wireless paths is determined based, at least in part, on a worst-case
estimate of potential interference; and

wherein each of the plurality of sensors is operable to pseudo-randomly switch the plurality of channels over which the sensor
data is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,406,777

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TRANSISTOR DEVICE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Sa...

1. A method for manufacturing a transistor device comprising a channel layer, said method comprising:
providing a substrate;
epitaxially growing a strained layer on said substrate;
epitaxially growing said channel layer on said epitaxially grown strained layer;
providing a first gate structure on said channel layer;
selectively etching into said channel layer and at least partially in said epitaxially grown strained layer, thereby using
said first gate structure as a mask, and thereby creating a protrusion extending from said substrate, said protrusion comprising
a portion of said channel layer and at least an upper portion of said epitaxially grown strained layer, allowing elastic relaxation
in said portions;

epitaxially growing source and drain structures directly adjacent to said protrusion and at opposed sides of the protrusion;
and

after epitaxially growing said source and drain structures directly adjacent to said protrusion, replacing said first gate
structure by a second gate structure.

US Pat. No. 9,408,243

LINE OF SIGHT INITIATED HANDSHAKE

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method to initiate a handshake between a first communication device and a second communication device, the method comprising:
detecting, by a processor in the first communication device, a first line of sight directed from the first communication device
to the second communication device; determining, by the processor in the first communication device, that the first line of
sight of the first communication device and a second line of sight of the second communication device coincide for a threshold
period of time; sending a handshake request from the first communication device to the second communication device, in response
to the determination; and receiving, at the first communication device, a handshake acknowledgement from the second communication
device, wherein the handshake request and the handshake acknowledgement are effective to create the handshake.

US Pat. No. 9,407,150

HIGH EFFICIENCY ZERO-VOLTAGE SWITCHING (ZVS) ASSISTANCE CIRCUIT FOR POWER CONVERTER

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

10. An apparatus comprising:
a power converter configured to convert input power into output power, the power converter comprising first and second converter
bridges, each converter bridge comprising multiple transistors; and

a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) assistance circuit comprising first and second inverse controlled rectifiers (ICRs), each of
the first and second ICRs configured to provide current to the transistors in the first and second converter bridges;

wherein the first converter bridge further comprises a first winding of a first auxiliary transformer and a first winding
of a second auxiliary transformer;

wherein the second converter bridge further comprises a second winding of the first auxiliary transformer and a second winding
of the second auxiliary transformer;

wherein each auxiliary transformer further comprises a third winding configured to electrically couple the first and second
converter bridges and one of the ICRs;

wherein the first winding of the first auxiliary transformer is coupled across a first pair of transistors and a second pair
of transistors in the first converter bridge;

wherein the second winding of the first auxiliary transformer is coupled across a first pair of transistors and a second pair
of transistors in the second converter bridge;

wherein the first winding of the second auxiliary transformer is coupled between the first pair of transistors in the first
converter bridge and the first pair of transistors in the second converter bridge; and

wherein the second winding of the second auxiliary transformer is coupled between the second pair of transistors in the first
converter bridge and the second pair of transistors in the second converter bridge.

US Pat. No. 9,404,455

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH ASSISTANCE FROM AN ELECTRIC MACHINE, AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for operating an internal combustion engine having at least one injector and an electric machine coupled to the
internal combustion engine, the method comprising performing the following method steps during an ignition phase other than
a fuel shut-off phase of the internal combustion engine:
during the operation of the internal combustion engine, performing injections to adapt injector parameters used for controlling
injection processes of the at least one injector, wherein the test injections generate positive torque pulses,

during the test injections, the electric machine generates negative torque pulses in a synchronized manner with the positive
torque pulses generated by the test injections, wherein said negative torque pulses generated by the electric machine counteract
the positive torque pulses generated by the test injections;

adapting an amplitude or a duration of the negative torque pulses generated by the electric machine over time; and
using the adapted amplitude or duration of the negative torque pulses (a) as a measure for the torque pulses generated by
the test injections and (b) for calculating a fuel amount to be injected or for adapting the injector parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,408,164

MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR MILLIMETER-WAVE COMMUNICATION SPACE, AND MILLIMETER-WAVE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A millimeter-wave communication spatial multiplexing transmission method, comprising:
a millimeter-wave communication device initiating high-speed data communication with a target device, sending a beamforming
request to the target device via a low-frequency band communication module, and if the millimeter-wave communication device
has received an acknowledgment response sent by the target device via the low-frequency band communication module and learns
that there is a non-target device performing high-speed data communication in a same frequency band with the high-speed data
communication initiated by the millimeter-wave communication device, the millimeter-wave communication device configuring
transmitting power which is less than default power to perform beam scanning.

US Pat. No. 9,408,305

STRAIN ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a silicon-based semiconductor device component;
a flexible base, the silicon-based semiconductor device component being disposed on, or at least partially embedded in, the
flexible base;

at least one conductive stretchable interconnect in electrical communication with the silicon-based semiconductor device component,
the at least one conductive stretchable interconnect forming the electrical communication with the silicon-based semiconductor
device component at a junction region;

a buffer structure having an annular shape with an inner edge surface defining an inner diameter of the annular shape and
an outer edge surface defining an outer diameter of the annular shape, the inner edge surface of the buffer structure being
horizontally offset from the junction region in a first direction and the outer edge surface of the buffer structure being
horizontally offset from the junction region in a second opposing direction; and

an encapsulant encapsulating at least the silicon-based semiconductor device component and the junction region, wherein:
the buffer structure overlaps with at least a portion of the flexible base;
the flexible base has a higher value of Young's modulus than the encapsulant; and
the buffer structure has a higher value of Young's modulus than the encapsulant.

US Pat. No. 9,408,300

FLEXIBLE DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD OF FLEXIBLE DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A flexible device having a first area and a second area, wherein a stiffness of a portion of the first area is greater
than a stiffness of the second area, the flexible device comprising:
a flexible substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, and the second surface of the
flexible substrate has a coarse structure in the first area, such that a surface roughness of the second surface in the first
area is greater than a surface roughness of the second surface in the second area; and

a rigid element disposed on the first surface of the flexible substrate and located in the first area, wherein a stiffness
of the rigid element is greater than a stiffness of the flexible substrate and a projection area of the coarse structure on
the flexible substrate overlaps an area of the rigid element.

US Pat. No. 9,407,556

PREDICTIVE DELAYCAST FEEDBACK

VIASAT INC., Carlsbad, C...

1. A provider-side system in a communications infrastructure, the system comprising:
a communications processor that operates to receive a delayable content request from a requesting subscriber-side system for
delivery of a content object over the communications infrastructure;

a queue having a plurality of previously requested content objects in a priority order arranged at least according to first
and second queue regions, at least some of the queued content objects having associated promise times, the first queue region
corresponding to a first timeframe so that content objects queued in the first queue region are promised for delivery over
the communications infrastructure within the first timeframe, and the second queue region corresponding to a second timeframe
so that content objects queued in the second queue region are promised for delivery over the communications infrastructure
within the second timeframe, the second timeframe being longer than the first timeframe; and

a queue processor that operates to:
determine a proposed queue depth of the requested content object to be in the first queue region when the requested content
object is deliverable within the first timeframe;

determine the proposed queue depth of the requested content object to be in the second queue region when the requested content
object is not deliverable within the first timeframe and the requested content object is deliverable within the second timeframe;
and

queue the requested content object at a position in the first or second queue region according to the proposed queue depth.

US Pat. No. 9,403,436

LANE KEEP ASSIST SYSTEM HAVING AUGMENTED REALITY INDICATORS AND METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A method for alerting a driver of a vehicle deviating from a lane comprising:
determining a steering angle of the vehicle;
determining a projected path based on the steering angle;
displaying augmented reality indicators on a head-up display represented as wheel tracks of the vehicle in a direction of
the steering angle; and

providing an alert notification through the augmented reality indicators on the head-up display when the projected path crosses
the lane.

US Pat. No. 9,408,325

CENTER PIVOT SWING-OUT WALL RACK

Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.,...

1. A swing-out wall rack for mounting electrical equipment, the swing-out wall rack comprising:
a frame configured to couple to a wall; wherein the frame comprises:
a vertical member; a plurality of fastener openings disposed through the vertical member, each fastener
opening of the plurality of fastener openings receiving a corresponding fastener to couple the frame directly to the wall
when the vertical member is disposed against the wall;

a first horizontal arm having a proximal end and a distal end and being coupled to the vertical member at the proximal end;
wherein the frame further includes a second horizontal arm, the second horizontal arm including a proximal end and a distal
end, the proximal end of the second horizontal arm coupled to the vertical member such that the second horizontal arm is vertically
spaced from the first horizontal arm and substantially parallel to the first horizontal arm; and

a rack configured to store electrical equipment, the rack extending a width and a height, the rack including a first side
and a second side, the second side being opposite from the first side, the rack further including a mid-point, the mid-point
being approximately equidistant from the first side and the second side, wherein the rack is rotatably coupled at the mid-point
to the first and second horizontal arms, wherein the rack can rotate 360° with respect to the frame;

a locking pin, the locking in configured to selectively allow the rack to be locked in more than one rotatable orientation
with respect to the frame;

wherein the rack includes at least three holes in an annular path, the locking in located along the annular path such that
as the rack rotates with respect to the frame, the locking in can engage one of the at least three holes to lock the rack
with respect to the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,408,298

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT ROGOWSKI COIL

EATON CORPORATION, Cleve...

1. A flexible circuit current measuring apparatus, comprising:
a first flexible substrate member having a top side and a bottom side;
a second flexible substrate member disposed on the top side of the first flexible substrate member;
a third flexible substrate member disposed on the bottom side of the first flexible substrate member;
a plurality of first conductive traces disposed directly on the second flexible substrate member and spaced along a length
of the second flexible substrate member;

a plurality of second conductive traces disposed between the first flexible substrate member and the third flexible substrate
member and spaced along the length of the first flexible substrate member, wherein the first conductive traces and the second
conducive traces are electrically connected to one another to form a serpentine pattern having a number of windings about
and along the first and second flexible substrate members; and

a plurality of third conductive traces and a plurality of fourth conductive traces, wherein the fourth conductive traces are
disposed directly on the third flexible substrate member and the third conductive traces are disposed between the first flexible
substrate member and the second flexible substrate member, wherein the third conductive traces and the fourth conducive traces
are electrically connected to one another to form a second serpentine pattern having a number of windings about and along
the first and third flexible substrate members, and wherein the current measuring apparatus is structured to be wrapped around
a conductor for measuring a current carried by the conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,407,680

QUALITY-OF-EXPERIENCE MEASUREMENT FOR VOICE SERVICES

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to determine a quality-of-experience (QoE) metric for a network communication, comprising:
receiving a media signal from the network communication, wherein the media signal includes a voice component;
extracting an experience indicator from the voice component, wherein the experience indicator is a voice feature descriptive
of a service quality of the network communication;

evaluating the experience indicator;
retrieving a quality-of-service (QoS) metric if the evaluated experience indicator reflects the service quality of the network
possibly being subpar; and

determining the QoE metric for the network communication based on the evaluated experience indicator and the retrieved QoS
metric for the network communication.

US Pat. No. 9,407,355

OPPORTUNISTIC CONTENT DELIVERY USING DELTA CODING

VIASAT INC., Carlsbad, C...

1. A method for communicating content data from a server optimizer to client optimizers over a communications network, the
method comprising: determining, by the server optimizer, to communicate content data to a client optimizer; chunking the content
data into a first content block and a set of subsequent content blocks; computing server fingerprints of each of the first
content block and the set of subsequent content blocks; communicating a first fingerprint corresponding to the first content
block from the server optimizer to the client optimizer; receiving a response package at the server optimizer from the client
optimizer, the response package comprising a sequence of client fingerprints, wherein the response package is generated by
the client optimizer only when the client optimizer determines that it is one of the first set of client optimizers in relation
to the content data and in response to determining that a client fingerprint of the first locally stored content block matches
the received first fingerprint, the first locally stored content block having been received and stored by the client optimizer
prior to receiving the first server fingerprint from the server optimizer, the first locally stored content block being associated
with the sequence of client fingerprints representing a set of next content blocks that were received and stored by the client
optimizer directly after receipt of the first locally stored content block in sequence; determining, for each of the set of
subsequent content blocks, whether the corresponding server fingerprint indicates equivalence to one of the locally stored
content blocks according to its respective client fingerprint received as part of the response package; and communicating
a subset of the set of subsequent content blocks from the server optimizer to the client optimizer according to the determination
by the server optimizer to communicate the content data to the client optimizer, such that the corresponding server fingerprint
of each communicated subsequent content block indicates no equivalence to one of the locally stored content blocks according
to its respective client fingerprint.

US Pat. No. 9,407,553

LINE RELAYING DEVICE, TDM LINE DETOUR SYSTEM, AND TDM LINE DETOUR CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A line relaying device for relaying transmission of data through a communication line, the device constituting a ring network
where the line relaying device and an opposite device are connected in a ring by a variable-transmission-speed device-connecting
line where a transmission speed varies,
wherein, when detecting reduction of a transmission bandwidth that is capable of transmission caused by variation in a transmission
speed of the variable-transmission-speed device-connecting line preset as a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) line transfer
route, the line relaying device creates a TDM line detour route allowing an amount of TDM line transmission bandwidth overflowing
from the variable-transmission-speed device-connecting line to transfer by a detour via another line relaying device connected
in a ring according to a degree of variation in the transmission speed, and thereby a redundancy network to the TDM line is
implemented,

wherein, when canceling setting of the created TDM line detour route, the line relaying device cancels setting of the detour
route to a line relaying device as a final transfer destination, and

wherein the line relaying device cancels the setting of the detour route to the line relaying device as the final transfer
destination by transmitting a mapping cancellation request with information indicating the amount of TDM line transmission
bandwidth overflowing from the variable-transmission-speed device-connecting line and a destination address indicating the
line relaying device as the final transfer destination of TDM line data to another line relaying device connected in a ring.

US Pat. No. 9,407,668

PROTECTION AGAINST UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A PUCI (protection against unsolicited communication for internet protocol multimedia subsystem) system including:
a call session control function (CSCF) implementing a PUCI-aware routing logic; and
a plurality of PUCI application servers with a dynamic call routing function based on PUCI information included in a signaling
message included in an IMS (an IP multimedia subsystem) header of a SIP message or a SIP (a signal initiated protocol) header
of the SIP message,

wherein the CSCF causes each PUCI application server of the plurality of PUCI application servers, including a first PUCI
application server, to perform an evaluation as to whether a received communication from a user equipment is regarded as an
unsolicited communication,

wherein the CSCF determines routing toward a second PUCI application server selected from among the plurality of PUCI application
servers in accordance with the PUCI-aware routing logic when the received communication is regarded as the unsolicited communication,
and

wherein the evaluation as to the unsolicited communication is performed via each of the plurality of PUCI application servers
until the CSCF is able to finalize the routing, thus dynamically chaining the plurality of PUCI application servers via the
routing,

wherein the evaluation is performed using a two-staged PUCI testing process comprising:
forwarding an INVITE from the user equipment to the CSCF;
executing a PUCI service in the CSCF;
forwarding the INVITE in light of an initial filter criteria from the CSCF to the first PUCI application server;
executing a first PUCI test in the first PUCI application server, thus producing a first PUCI score indicating a probability
of occurrence of an unsolicited call;

sending back the INVITE including the first PUCI score from the first PUCI application server to the CSCF;
evaluating the first PUCI score so as to forward the INVITE to the second PUCI application server subjected to a second PUCI
test;

executing the second PUCI test in the second PUCI application server, thus producing a second PUCI score indicating a secondary
probability of the occurrence of the unsolicited call;

sending back the INVITE including the second PUCI score from the second PUCI application server to the CSCF; and
evaluating the first PUCI score and the second PUCI score so as to reject the unsolicited call,
wherein comparison of a value of a test result from a previous application server to a threshold value results in the PUCI
information as the test result, and resulting in selection of a new application server, based on one or more of an operator
policy and a customer policy, the PUCI information indicating a probability of unsolicited communication.

US Pat. No. 9,407,577

COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM, SWITCH NODE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication control system, comprising:
a switch node configured to carry out processing of each of received packets based on a flow entry defining a rule and an
action to uniformly control the packets; and

a control server configured to set the flow entry into a flow table of the switch node,
wherein the switch node comprises:
means for connecting a plurality of processors including large-capacity memories and a plurality of extended network interfaces
by a multi-route compatible Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) express switch, to configure switch ports including the
plurality of extended network interfaces;

means for carrying out load distribution transfer processing from the plurality of extended network interfaces to the plurality
of processors and carrying out high-speed packet processing through multiple processing by using the plurality of processors;

means for configuring a large-capacity flow table in the switch node which is software-based, by using a large-capacity memory
space of the plurality of processors;

means for receiving the packets by either of the plurality of extended network interfaces; and
means for determining distribution processing to the plurality of processors by using a hash function in one of the plurality
of extended network interfaces which receives the packets, and carrying out high-speed processing through the load distribution
processing of software packet processing and multiple processing of the packet processing in the plurality of processors.

US Pat. No. 9,407,545

TUNNELING FROM A PROVIDER EDGE ROUTING DEVICE TO A REMOTE CUSTOMER EDGE NETWORK DEVICE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, with a provider edge routing device, a packet of a virtual private network, the provider edge routing device comprising
a default forwarding table for a core network;

determining whether the packet was received from a logical interface, wherein the logical interface is a default logical interface
for a routing instance of the provider edge routing device and is not associated with a physical output interface of the provider
edge routing device;

in response to determining that the packet was received from the logical interface:
selecting one of a plurality of virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) tables in which to perform an output interface lookup
for the packet that corresponds to the logical interface from which the packet was received, wherein each of the VRF tables
is associated with a respective customer-facing physical interface of the provider edge routing device;

determining an output interface of the provider edge routing device from the one of the plurality of VRF tables based on a
destination of the packet, wherein the output interface comprises a core-facing physical output interface; and

in response to determining that the packet was not received from the logical interface, determining the output interface from
the default forwarding table based on the destination of the packet; and

forwarding the packet via the determined output interface.

US Pat. No. 9,403,915

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USEFUL FOR IONIC LIQUID TREATMENT OF BIOMASS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A composition comprising (a) a first liquid phase comprising a water-miscible ionic liquid (IL), a ketone, and a biomass,
lignin, cellulose, or lignocellulosic biomass (LBM); and (b) a solid or second liquid phase comprising an alcohol; wherein
the composition has a molar ratio X:Y:Z:: ketone: the alcohol: the IL, wherein the molar ratio X:Y:Z is defined by the area
labeled “Porous Solid+Liquid” in FIG. 3.

US Pat. No. 9,408,329

SERVER DEVICE COOLING SYSTEM

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A server device, comprising:
an elongated chassis having a first end and a second end;
one or more fans positioned within the elongated chassis to draw air in an initial direction from the first end and towards
the second end, the initial direction corresponding to a flow direction of the one or more fans;

a radiator block having a first end and a second end, the radiator block being oriented substantially parallel to the flow
direction of the one or more fans, the radiator block comprising a plurality of air passageways through which the air passes,
the plurality of air passageways being orientated substantially orthogonal to the initial direction;

a first baffle in contact with the first end of the radiator block to re-direct air from the initial direction through the
plurality of air passageways in a direction orthogonal to the initial direction;

a second baffle in contact with the radiator block to re-direct air passing through the plurality of air passageways back
to the initial direction and towards the second end of the elongated chassis;

one or more cold plates; and
one or more liquid tubes that couple the one or more cold plates to the radiator block.

US Pat. No. 9,406,789

NANOSCALE VARIABLE RESISTOR/ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSISTOR

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New...

1. A nanodevice for use in an electrical circuit, comprising:
a dielectric having a dielectric constant;
a metal conductor nanowire coupled to the dielectric, the nanowire having at least one constriction with a reduced diameter;
and

at least one gate disposed about at least a portion of the dielectric and coupled to the nanowire at the at least one constriction
for activating change of state for the nanowire.

US Pat. No. 9,408,331

CONNECTIVITY SCHEME AND COOLING SCHEME FOR A LARGE RACK SYSTEM

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A network device comprising:
a first plurality of cards;
a second plurality of cards;
a fabric card,
the fabric card including a baffle that separates air flow across the fabric card into a first air flow and a second air flow,
the baffle directing:
the first air flow across an upper portion of the fabric card and toward the first plurality of cards, and
the second air flow across a lower portion of the fabric card and toward the second plurality of cards; and
two or more of:
a first backplane that connects the first plurality of cards to the fabric card,
a second backplane that connects the fabric card to the second plurality of cards,
a third backplane that connects the second plurality of cards to another fabric card of the network device, or
a fourth backplane that connects the other fabric card to a third plurality of cards of the network device.

US Pat. No. 9,408,199

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AIR-INTERFACE RESOURCE INFORMATION IN A DATA PACKET

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
a base station serving a wireless communication device (WCD) on a given air-interface resource;
while serving the WCD, the base station receiving a data packet from the WCD;
after receiving the data packet, the base station updating the data packet to include an indication of the given air-interface
resource, wherein the indication of the given air-interface resource includes at least one indication selected from the group
consisting of a frequency band, a frequency channel, and an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) resource
block; and

the base station transmitting the updated data packet for receipt by one or more gateways.

US Pat. No. 9,408,064

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING USER EQUIPMENT ABILITY BY USER EQUIPMENT, HOME SUBSCRIBER DATA SERVER AND CORE NETWORK ELEMENT

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for obtaining user equipment ability by a core network element, comprising the following steps of:
a home subscriber data server (HSS) informing an IP multimedia network subsystem (IMS) network element of ability information
of user equipment (UE) in an IP multimedia network subsystem (IMS) registration process;

wherein the core network element comprises an Access Transfer Control Function (ATCF) in a serving network, the ability information
comprises Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) ability information, the IMS network element sends the ability information
of the UE to the ATCF in the IMS registration process, and the ATCF anchors a session of the UE when determining the UE has
the SRVCC ability, the ATCF does not anchor a session of the UE when determining the UE does not have the SRVCC ability.

US Pat. No. 9,407,052

AMPLIFIER, LASER APPARATUS, AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An amplifier, comprising:
a plurality of discharge tubes arranged between a first position and a second position in a path of a seed laser beam forming
a beam waist, the first position being an input position from which the seed laser beam enters the amplifier and the second
position being an output position from which the seed laser beam exists the amplifier; and

a reflective optical system arranged between the plurality of discharge tubes in the path such that a central position between
the first position and the reflective optical system in the path is transferred onto a central position between the reflective
optical system and the second position in the path.

US Pat. No. 9,405,924

SELF-KEYED PROTECTION OF ANTICIPATORY CONTENT

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a server optimizer of a communications network, to pre-position a content dataset at a first client terminal
in anticipation of a future request for the content dataset by the first client terminal;

in response to the determination and prior to any request for the content dataset by the first client terminal:
calculating, by the server optimizer, an anticipatory dataset as a function of the content dataset, such that the anticipatory
dataset represents at least a portion of the content dataset but cannot be used to reconstruct the content dataset without
a keying dataset, the keying dataset being deterministically calculable from the content dataset; and

communicating the anticipatory dataset to the first client terminal from the server optimizer over the communications network
for anticipatory storage of the anticipatory dataset local to the first client terminal without communicating the keying dataset
from the server optimizer and without maintaining the keying dataset at the server optimizer;

receiving a content request at the server optimizer issued by the first client terminal for the content dataset, the receiving
being subsequent to the communicating the anticipatory dataset to the first client terminal; and

in response to the receiving:
calculating the keying dataset as a function of the content dataset at the server optimizer; and
communicating the keying dataset from the server optimizer to the client terminal for use by the first client terminal in
locally reconstructing the content dataset as a function of the keying dataset and the anticipatory dataset.

US Pat. No. 9,404,809

EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE SENSOR WITH ANTI-RESONANCE FINNED SHAFT FEATURE

Denso International Ameri...

1. A sensor assembly including a sensing element, a conductor connected to the sensing element, and an elongated shaft comprising:
a proximal end;
a distal end;
an inner surface defining a throughbore extending from the proximal end to the distal end, the throughbore configured to receive
the conductor therethrough;

an outer surface; and
a plurality of spaced apart vibration dampers protruding from the outer surface and extending from the proximal end towards
the distal end;

wherein each one of the vibration dampers extends linearly and parallel to a longitudinal axis of the elongated shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,408,244

MULTIMEDIA TERMINAL, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A control method for a multimedia terminal mounted in a vehicle, the method comprising:
establishing a connection to a mobile terminal operating an operating system (OS);
performing communication with the mobile terminal via the connection;
transmitting a message to the mobile terminal to determine whether the mobile terminal supports a first mode related to a
first OS operable on the mobile terminal; and

determining whether the mobile terminal supports the first mode or supports a second mode related to a second OS operable
on the mobile terminal different from the first mode based on terminal identification (ID) information transmitted from the
mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,408,206

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN SUPPORT OF VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) IN A ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (OFDMA) SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus for allocating resources to real-time traffic communication in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access
(OFDMA) based system, the apparatus comprising a processor and an associated memory, wherein the processor is configured to:
assign one or more Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) packets to a single bundled packet;
select a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of a set of MCSs, the first MCS being the one MCS of the set of MCSs capable
of mapping the bundled packet to a smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources while addressing one or more negative
impacts of interference on a link associated with the real-time traffic communication;

map the bundled packet to the smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources based on the first MCS selected; and
transmit the bundled packet using the first MCS selected over the smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources mapped;
wherein, the first MCS is selected for mapping the bundled packet to a smallest possible amount of physical OFDMA resources
such that the selected first MCS also maximizes the probability of success of communication of the bundled packet.

US Pat. No. 9,408,196

METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR FEEDING BACK CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for feeding back channel state information, comprising:
a user equipment (UE) determining channel state information which comprises a first type of Preceding Matrix Indicator (PMI)
and a second type of PMI, wherein the first type of PMI is used for indicating an index of a first preceding matrix in a first
precoding codebook, the first precoding matrix is used for mapping channel information of a wideband and/or long-term channel,
the second type of PMI is used for indicating an index of a second precoding matrix in a second precoding codebook, and the
second precoding matrix is used for mapping channel information of a subband and/or short-term channel; and

the UE feeding back the channel state information which comprises the first type of PMI and the second type of PMI on a Physical
Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH), to inform a base station of acquiring channel information according to a predetermined function
of the first precoding matrix and the second precoding matrix;

wherein the channel state information further comprises: Rank Indicator (RI) information and/or Channel Quality Indication
(CQI) information;

wherein the step of the UE feeding back the channel state information which comprises the first type of PMI and the second
type of PMI on the PUSCH comprises:

the UE feeding back the first type of PMI and the second type of PMI on the PUSCH using a wideband feedback mode; or, the
UE feeding back the first type of PMI and the second type of PMI on the PUSCH using a UE-selected subband feedback mode; or,
the UE feeding back the first type of PMI and the second type of PMI using a high layer configured feedback mode;

wherein the UE feeding back the first type of PMI and the second type of PMI on the PUSCH using a wideband feedback mode comprises:
when RI>a0 and a0 is a positive integer which is greater than or equal to 2, the UE selecting the first precoding matrix corresponding to a
subband set from the first stored precoding codebook, and feeding back an index number of the selected first precoding matrix
as the first type of PMI of the subband set; when RI>a0 and a0 is a positive integer which is greater than or equal to 2, the UE selecting the second precoding matrix, with a fixed value,
corresponding to a subband set from the second stored precoding codebook and not feeding back an index number of the selected
second precoding matrix as the second type of PMI of the subband set;

wherein the UE feeding back the first type of PMI and the second type of PMI on the PUSCH using a UE-selected subband feedback
mode comprises: the UE selecting the first precoding matrix corresponding to a subband set from the first stored precoding
codebook, and feeding back an index number of the selected first precoding matrix as the first type of PMI of the subband
set; when RI?a0 and a0 is a positive integer which is greater than or equal to 2, the UE selecting the second precoding matrix corresponding to
the subband set from the second stored precoding codebook, and feeding back an index number of the selected second precoding
matrix as the second type of PMI of the subband set; and/or, when RI>a0 and a0 is a positive integer which is greater than or equal to 2, the UE selecting the second precoding matrix, with a fixed value,
corresponding to the subband set from the second stored precoding codebook, and not feeding back an index number of the selected
second precoding matrix as the second type of PMI of the subband set;

wherein the UE feeding back the first type of PMI and the second type of PMI using a high layer configured feedback mode comprises:
the UE selecting the first precoding matrix corresponding to a subband set from the first stored precoding codebook, and feeding
back an index number of the selected first precoding matrix as the first type of PMI of the subband set;

when RI?a0 and a0 is a positive integer which is greater than or equal to 2, the UE selecting the second precoding matrix corresponding to
the subband set from the second stored precoding codebook, and feeding back an index number of the selected second precoding
matrix as the second type of PMI of the subband set; and/or, when RI>a0 and a0 is a positive integer which is greater than or equal to 2, the UE selecting the second precoding matrix, with a fixed value,
corresponding to the subband set from the second stored precoding codebook, and not feeding back an index number of the selected
second precoding matrix as the second type of PMI of the subband set.

US Pat. No. 9,404,436

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE USING A CORRECTED ENERGIZING TIME FOR FUEL INJECTIONS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for operating an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine comprising an engine block defining
a cylinder accommodating a reciprocating piston coupled to rotate a crankshaft, a fuel injector for injecting fuel inside
the cylinder, and a crank position sensor positioned proximal to the crankshaft, the method comprising the steps of:
commanding the fuel injector to perform a test fuel injection with a predetermined energizing time;
using the crank position sensor to determine a crankshaft acceleration signal during the test fuel injection;
filtering the crankshaft acceleration signal and obtaining a filtered crankshaft acceleration signal;
determining a value of an amplitude of a fundamental frequency component of the filtered crankshaft acceleration signal and
obtaining a determined value of the amplitude of the fundamental frequency component;

determining a correction factor of the predetermined energizing time on a basis of a difference between the determined value
of the amplitude of the fundamental frequency component and a preset value thereof; and

using the correction factor to correct an energizing time of subsequent fuel injections performed by the fuel injector,
wherein the filtering of the crankshaft acceleration signal comprises the steps of:
identifying a frequency (fn) of the crankshaft acceleration signal to be filtered by searching for a local maximum and a local minimum of the crankshaft
acceleration signal in a predetermined time interval to determine a half period (T/2) of the crankshaft acceleration signal
and consequently its frequency and assuming the frequency as a noise frequency (fn) of the crankshaft acceleration signal, and

filtering out the frequency (fn) from the crankshaft acceleration signal including:

identifying an optimal notch filter for filtering out the noise frequency (fn) from the crankshaft acceleration signal,

calibrating a plurality of notch filters, each of the plurality of notch filters being suitable to filter out a different
frequency centered around a typical frequency of a noise of the crankshaft acceleration signal,

selecting a minimum integral value (F_int(j)) between all integral values (F_int(i)) and by choosing the notch filter that
corresponds to the minimum integral value (F_int(i)), and

choosing, among the plurality of notch filters, a notch filter that minimizes a parameter proportional to an amplitude of
the noise,

wherein the parameter proportional to the amplitude of the noise is calculated by filtering the crankshaft acceleration signal
with each of the plurality of notch filters in order to obtain an output crankshaft acceleration filtered signal (F_out(i))
for each of the plurality of notch filters, each output crankshaft acceleration filtered signal (F_out(i)) being compared
to an average value of the crankshaft acceleration signal (CS_Avg) in order to calculate a deviation (F_out(i)?CS_Avg) from
the average value of each output crankshaft acceleration filtered signal, and by integrating the deviation from the average
value (F_out(i)?CS_Avg) of each output crankshaft acceleration filtered signal to calculate an integral value (F_int(i)) proportional
to the amplitude of the noise for each output crankshaft acceleration filtered signal.

US Pat. No. 9,403,487

VEHICLE DEPLOYABLE FRONT STEP

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:
a latch assembly connected to the vehicle having a primary and a secondary latch configured to maintain a hood in primary
and secondary closed positions, respectively;

a step assembly disposed within a front portion of the vehicle, the step assembly having a stowed and a deployed position;
and

a hood release disposed within a vehicle cabin configured to release the primary latch and deploy the step assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,407,717

SELECTIVE PREFETCH SCANNING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for selective prefetch scanning in a web client/server communications system connecting a web client and a web
server, the method comprising:
scanning a first response at a prefetcher;
identifying, in the first response, a reference to a first section of a container object, wherein the container object includes
a set of uniform resource locators (URLs) and the reference to the first section of the container object identifies a subset
of the set of URLs;

scanning a second response comprising the container object and the reference by a container object scanner of the web/client
server communication system;

determining whether the reference substantially matches one of a collection of recently applied references stored in an applied
reference store communicatively coupled with the container object scanner; and

when the reference substantially matches one of the stored collection of recently applied references, adjusting a first prefetch
decision for the subset of the set of URLs.

US Pat. No. 9,403,740

PROCESS FOR SEPARATION AND RECOVERY OF OLEFIN FROM MIXTURE OF PARAFFIN AND OLEFIN

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A method for separation and recovery of an olefin from a mixture of a paraffin and an olefin, with an apparatus for separation
and recovery of an olefin, containing a separation membrane containing a porous substrate and a zeolite layer that is formed
on a surface and/or in a surface layer of the substrate,
the zeolite layer being a hydrophilic zeolite layer that has an Si/Al ratio of 1.3?Si/Al?3.5 and a separation factor ?, which
is expressed by a value of a water/isopropanol weight ratio of a permeated component divided by that of a feed component in
a pervaporation test at a temperature of from 40 to 75° C. of a water-IPA mixture containing from 15 to 30% by weight of water,
of 10???4,000.

US Pat. No. 9,407,726

CACHING OBJECTS IDENTIFIED BY DYNAMIC RESOURCE IDENTIFIERS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a first server and from a client device, an indication for a request for a content file via a network address;
identifying, by the first server, information, provided by a second server, that identifies a format of a dynamic network
address;

determining, by the first server, that the network address is the dynamic network address based on the information that identifies
the format of the dynamic network address;

determining, by the first server, a request value based on determining that the network address is the dynamic network address;
establishing, by the first server, a communication session with the second server based on receiving the indication for the
request for the content file,

the second server storing the content file;
receiving, by the first server and at a particular time, a portion of the content file from the second server based on establishing
the communication session with the second server;

determining, by the first server, an index parameter based on receiving the portion of the content file,
the index parameter identifying the content file;
determining, by the first server and after receiving the portion of the content file from the second server, that the content
file was stored by the first server at a previous time based on a cache index, the index parameter, and the request value,

the previous time being before the particular time, and
the content file including:
the portion of the content file, and
a remaining portion of the content file;
terminating, by the first server, the communication session with the second server based on determining that the content file
was stored by the first server at the previous time; and

providing, by the first server, the content file to the client device based on determining that the content file was stored
by the first server at the previous time.

US Pat. No. 9,407,716

IDENTIFYING CONTENT FILES IN A CACHE USING A RESPONSE-BASED CACHE INDEX

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a first device, a content request from a second device,
the content request including a dynamic network address and a request for a content file corresponding to the dynamic network
address,

the first device having stored a single instance of the content file prior to receiving the content request;
determining, by the first device, that the dynamic network address is not included in a first index that stores a plurality
of different dynamic network addresses;

determining, by the first device, one or more response values, associated with the content file, based on determining that
the dynamic network address is not included in the first index and without retrieving the content file from a third device
storing the content file,

at least one of the one or more response values including a last modified timestamp;
determining, by the first device, that the one or more response values are included in a second index when the one or more
response values match one or more response values included in the second index,

the second index identifying that the content file is stored in the first device;
generating, by the first device, an association between the dynamic network address and the second index to map the dynamic
network address to the second index and to the content file based on determining that the one or more response values are
included in the second index,

the content file being associated, in the second index, with one or more other dynamic network addresses that are different
than the dynamic network address; and

providing, by the first device, the content file to the second device.

US Pat. No. 9,403,247

SCREW TIGHTENING RUBBISH VACUUM

Denso International Ameri...

1. An apparatus for removing rubbish generated when driving a fastener, the apparatus comprising:
a fastening tool for driving the fastener;
a suction nozzle attached to the fastening tool;
a vacuum source in fluid communication with the suction nozzle;
a compressed air supply in fluid communication with the vacuum source;
a valve selectively allowing fluid communication between the vacuum source and the compressed air supply;
a valve actuator to actuate the valve; and
a sensor to produce a signal according to a position of the fastening tool wherein the valve actuator selectively opens or
closes the valve in response to the signal;

wherein the sensor is a proximity sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,408,326

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CABINET STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment cabinet structure comprising:
(a) a frame having a plurality of vertical support posts and a plurality of cross members that connect the support posts together;
(b) at least one caster plate connected to one of the plurality of cross members; and
(c) at least one bracket connected to one of the plurality of vertical support posts, the bracket including a first embossed
portion nested within a corresponding second embossed portion on the vertical support post to which the bracket is connected;

(d) wherein the caster plate includes a C-shaped portion to fittingly correspond with the cross member to which it is connected,
thereby providing rigidity to the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,408,312

APPARATUS FOR FLUID GUIDED SELF-ASSEMBLY OF MICROCOMPONENTS

IMEC, Leuven (BE)

1. An apparatus for assembling micro-components on a carrier substrate, comprising:
a tank configured to contain a liquid;
a means for holding a carrier-template arrangement having a template placed on a carrier substrate in the tank, wherein the
carrier substrate comprises a plurality assembly locations, each configured for receiving a micro-component, wherein the template
comprises openings whose shape corresponds to a shape of a largest cross-section of the micro-component to be received taken
parallel to a contact surface of the micro-component, wherein the template is placed in an arrangement relative to the carrier
substrate such that the openings are aligned with the assembly locations, and at a distance from the carrier substrate that
is smaller than a height of the micro-component to be received, wherein the carrier-template arrangement has a carrier side
and a template side,

supply means for supplying micro-components and the liquid simultaneously to a template side of the carrier-template arrangement,
wherein the supply means is configured to generate a flow of the liquid from the template side through the openings, the flow
guiding the micro-components towards the openings, such that, in operation, the micro-components become inserted in the openings,
whereby the contact surface of each micro-component is aligned with a contact surface of a corresponding assembly location;
and

at least one outlet configured to drain the liquid from the tank.

US Pat. No. 9,408,280

LIGHTING SYSTEMS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A metering circuit for a luminaire connectable between a mains supply and a luminaire including a luminaire controller,
the metering circuit comprising:
a voltage measurement circuit providing a voltage output signal whose value is equal to the voltage measured at an input to
the luminaire controller;

a current measurement circuit providing a current output signal whose value is equal to an accumulation of the current consumed
by the luminaire and by the luminaire controller; and

a processor connected to the voltage and current measurement circuits, the processor being configured for receiving the voltage
and current output signals, for processing the received voltage and current output signals, and for providing signals representative
of parameters derived from the voltage and current output signals,

wherein the provided signals representative of parameters derived from the voltage and current output signals include combined
energy consumption values of the luminaire and of the luminaire controller.

US Pat. No. 9,408,267

LED BACKLIGHT FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) APPARATUS

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A LED backlight for a liquid crystal display (LCD) apparatus, comprising:
a boost circuit for boosting, in different display modes, an input voltage to a working voltage required for operating each
LED string in a current display mode, wherein the display modes include a 2D display mode and a 3D display mode;

a plurality of LED strings which are connected in parallel, wherein each LED string comprises a predetermined number of LEDs
which are connected in series and receives the working voltage required for operating from the boost circuit, wherein in each
LED string, the predetermined number of LEDs are connected to a first resistor in series;

a current regulation circuit for regulating, in the different display modes, a current flowing through each LED string, such
that a ratio of the current flowing through each LED string in the 3D display mode and the current flowing through each LED
string in the 2D display mode is varied;

a controller for providing a driving signal to drive the boost circuit, and providing different display mode voltages to the
current regulation circuit in the different display modes;

wherein the current regulation circuit comprises:
a plurality of voltage regulation circuits, wherein each voltage regulation circuit changes a voltage between the predetermined
number of LEDs in a corresponding LED string and the first resistor in the different display modes, thereby regulating the
current flowing through the LED string;

a resistance regulation circuit for changing, in the different display modes, an output resistance of each voltage regulation
circuit, such that each voltage regulation circuit changes the voltage between the predetermined number of LEDs in the corresponding
LED string and the first resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,408,097

INTERFERENCE MEASUREMENT RESOURCE (IMR) SIGNALING AND USE TO SUPPORT INTERFERENCE COORDINATION BETWEEN CELLS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a user equipment from a network element, one or more indications of a configuration of first interference measurement
resources in one or more first subframes to be used by the user equipment to measure interference for zero or low power resource
elements, and of a configuration of second interference measurement resources in one or more second subframes to be used by
the user equipment to measure interference for full power resource elements, wherein the one or more indications comprise
an indication that periodicity resource elements are to be repeated, an indication of subframe offset over multiple subframes,
and one or more indications of resource element locations within a subframe;

measuring one or more zero or low power resource elements that coincide with the resource elements belonging to the first
interference measurement resources in the one or more first subframes, even though one or more of the one or more first subframes
are not configured as almost blank subframes;

measuring one or more full resource elements that coincide with the resource elements belonging to the second interference
measurement resources in the one or more second subframes, even though one or more of the one or more second subframes are
configured as almost blank subframes; and

reporting, to the network element, channel conditions at the user equipment based on the measured one or more zero or low
power resource elements and the measured one or more full power resource elements.

US Pat. No. 9,405,035

ENHANCED TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR A NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE LOGGING TOOL

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A power amplifier configured for use with a downhole nuclear magnetic resonance transmitter tool, the power amplifier comprising:
a first pair of switching amplifiers that together generate a first pair of pulse sequences having an adjustable phase difference;
a second pair of switching amplifiers that together generate a second pair of pulse sequences, each pulse sequence in the
second pair having a phase offset relative to a phase of a different one of the pulse sequences in the first pair; and

a summation stage that forms a combined signal from the pulse sequences in both said first and second pairs,
wherein said phase offset operates in order to at least partly cancel a higher harmonic of the pulse sequences from the combined
signal formed by the summation stage.

US Pat. No. 9,403,969

COMPOUNDING SILICA-REINFORCED RUBBER WITH LOW VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) EMISSION

Bridgestone Corporation, ...

1. A rubber compound comprising:
an alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane comprising one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of alkoxy-modified silsesquioxanes
having the formula

and mixtures thereof, wherein w, x and y represent mole fractions, y does not equal zero, either w or x but not both can be
zero, and w+x+y=1.00, wherein R1, R2, and R3 are selected from the group consisting of (i) H or an alkyl groups having one to about 20 carbon atoms, (ii) cycloalkyl groups
having 3 to about 20 carbon atoms, (iii) alkylaryl groups having 7 to about 20 carbon atoms, and (iv) R5X, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, SH, SaR6, NR62, OR6, CO2H, CO2R6, SCOR6, OH, olefins, epoxides, amino groups, vinyl groups, acrylates and methacrylates, wherein a is 1 to about 8, R5 is selected from the group consisting of alkylene groups having one to about 20 carbon atoms, cycloalkylene groups having
3 to about 20 carbon atoms, and R4 and R6 are selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups having one to about 5 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl groups having 3 to about
20 carbon atoms, and alkylaryl groups having 7 to about 20 carbon atoms;
a reinforcing filler comprising silica or a mixture thereof with carbon black;
an elastomer selected from the group consisting of: styrene/butadiene copolymer, polyisoprene, polybutadiene, butadiene/isoprene
copolymer, butadiene/isoprene/styrene terpolymers, isoprene/styrene copolymer, natural rubber, butyl rubber, halobutyl rubber,
ethylene-propylene-diene rubber and combinations thereof; and

a catalyst for an alkoxysilane-silica reaction selected from the group consisting of: a strong inorganic base, an alkyl tin
catalyst, a zirconium catalyst, a titanium catalyst, and combinations thereof;

wherein the alkoxy-modified silsesquioxane has an 29Si NMR spectra corresponding to the following limitations:

0 to about 3.8 percent of the 29Si signal in the spectral range of ?47 to ?52 ppm;

about 8.5 to about 31.6 percent of the 29Si signal in the spectral range of ?52 to ?57 ppm;

about 13.4 to about 39.6 percent of the 29Si signal in the spectral range of ?57 to ?62 ppm;

about 21.2 to about 49.6 percent of the 29Si signal in the spectral range of ?62 to ?67 ppm;

about 5.3 to about 36.2 percent of the 29Si signal in the spectral range of ?67 to ?72 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,403,494

TOLERANCE ABSORBING STRUCTURE FOR WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A tolerance absorbing structure for a wire harness, comprising:
a shield shell that is formed in a cylindrical shape so as to have a fitting space therein and has a supporting piece that
protrudes in a direction perpendicular to an axis line direction of the fitting space, the shield shell including:

a lance engagement part within the fitting space; and
an abutment surface that is within the fitting space and separated from the lance engagement part in the axis line direction;
and

an inner holder configured to be inserted, along the axis line direction, into the fitting space of the shield shell so as
to be held in a manner of being restricted from being separated from the shield shell and to extend beyond an end of the shield
shell, the inner holder including:

a wire holding hole for fixing wires whose lengths extend along the axis line direction and through the wire holding hole;
an abutment surface restriction part configured to abut the abutment surface of the shield shell in order to restrict a degree
in which the inner holder is insertable into the fitting space of the shield shell along the axis line direction; and

a lance configured to engage with the lance engagement part of the shield shell in order to restrict a degree in which the
inner holder is moveable along the axis line direction in the fitting space of the shield shell,

wherein in response to the inner holder being inserted through the shield shell so as to extend from both sides of the shield
shell, the inner holder is held within the fitting space of the shield shell so as to have a movable space in the axis line
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,403,249

TURNOVER APPARATUS

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A turnover apparatus configured for turnover a workpiece, the turnover apparatus comprising:
an rotatable frame;
a cam assembly;
two racks;
a first clamping module; and
a second clamping module;
wherein the rotatable frame includes a power input shaft; the cam assembly is coiled around the power input shaft, and includes
an eccentric cam;

wherein the two racks located at two opposite sides of the cam assembly, and each of the racks includes a transmission portion
and a flange portion connected to the transmission portion; the transmission portion includes a first mating surface and a
second mating surface opposite to the first mating surface; the flange portion is always tangent to the eccentric cam;

wherein the first clamping module and the second clamping module located at two opposite sides of the workpiece, and include
a plurality of transmission assemblies and clamping assemblies; the transmission assemblies of the first clamping module are
engaged with the first mating surface of each of the two racks; the transmission assemblies of the second clamping module
are engaged with the second mating surface of each of the two racks; the transmission assemblies resist against the clamping
assemblies to drive the clamping assemblies for clamping or loosening the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,408,149

METHOD OF MANAGING COMMUNICATION TRAFFIC FOR MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method, performed by a communication device to manage communications with a first and a second network having a first
and a second communication technology, respectively, comprising:
appointing a second communication module of the second communication technology as a traffic scheduler for scheduling a first
transmission of the first communication technology and a second transmission of the second communication technology;

determining, by the second communication module, whether the first transmission of the first communication technology is in
progress before proceeding with the second transmission having the second communication technology;

when the first transmission is in progress, initiating, by the second communication module, notification of the unavailability
of the first communication technology to the first network; and

proceeding, by the second communication module, with the second transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,407,481

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING EFFICIENT BLIND DECODING AT A WIRELESS RECEIVER

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for decoding data, the method comprising:
receiving a first decision metric associated with first timing information;
accumulating, using a storage device, a first portion of the first decision metric with an adjacent second portion of the
first decision metric;

receiving a second decision metric different from the first decision metric associated with second timing information different
from the first timing information;

accumulating, using the storage device, portions of the second decision metric with the accumulated portions of the first
decision metric;

determining how many antennas correspond to data based on information stored in the storage device;
determining an instance of timing information corresponding to a start of a period of periodic decoding information, wherein
the timing information includes the first timing information or the second timing information; and

configuring receiver decoding circuitry based on how many of the antennas are determined to correspond to the data and the
instance of the timing information.

US Pat. No. 9,403,843

CYSTEINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A compound of formula (I-a),

wherein,
R1 is —CO2H or —CO2(C1-C4)-alkyl;

R2 is hydrogen or —(C1-C4)-alkyl;

R4 is —(CH2)-thiazolyl;

R5 is —(C1-C6)-alkyl-R6, —(C2-C5)-alkenyl, —(C2-C5)-alkynyl, —(CH2)n-aryl, or —(CH2)n-heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl are substituted with one or more R7 groups;

R6 is —N(R10)C(O)R8 or —N(R10)S(O)2R8;

R7 is independently halogen, —(C1-C3)-alkyl, aryl, methylenedioxyphenyl, —S(O)2N(R10)2, or —S(O)2N(R10)2, wherein said aryl is optionally substituted with one or more R9 groups;

R8 is —(C1-C6)-alkyl-R11 or aryl, wherein aryl is optionally substituted with one or more R9 groups;

R9 is independently hydrogen, halogen, —(C1-C4)-alkyl, —(C1-C4)-haloalkyl, —(C2-C4)-alkynyl, CN, NO2, —S(O)2N(R10)2, or


R10 is independently hydrogen or —(C1-C4)-alkyl;

R11 is hydrogen or


n is an integer from 0-4; and
p is an integer from 0-3.

US Pat. No. 9,408,222

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method of interference mitigation in a multi user detection capable radio base station in a communication system, said
radio base station being modularly arranged and comprising a set of confined detection modules, at least one of which is capable
of handling multiple user connections, comprising:
allocating user connections to the set of detection modules based on service;
forming a first subset of detection modules within said radio base station from said set;
forming at least a second subset of detection modules within said radio base station from said set, said second set comprising
at least one interference mitigation capable detection module;

wherein each of the confined detection modules has one or more distinct user connections assigned to it;
communicating interference information concerning the respective user connections of said first subset from said first subset
to said second subset;

mitigating interference originating in said user connections of said first subset from the user connections of said second
subset; and

mutually mitigating interference between the connections or a subset of connections within said at least one interference
cancellation capable detection module.

US Pat. No. 9,408,181

AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION OF PROBE REQUEST RECEIVED SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATION (RSSI) THRESHOLD TO CONTROL ASSOCIATIONS

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
causes performance of operations to:
obtain information associated with a particular access point, the information comprising an average packet size of packets
exchanged with the particular access point;

based at least on the obtained information, compute a signal strength threshold value to be used by the particular access
point for determining whether or not to respond to any probe request received from a wireless device;

receive, from the wireless device by the particular access point, a first probe request in a wireless signal with a first
signal strength;

responsive at least to determining that the first signal strength is above the signal strength threshold value, respond, by
the particular access point, to the first probe request; and

responsive at least to determining that the first signal strength is below the signal strength threshold value, refrain from
responding, by the particular access point, to the first probe request.

US Pat. No. 9,407,584

INSTANT MESSAGING TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SESSION MESSAGE IN REAL TIME

Tencent Technology (Shenz...

1. A method for displaying a session message in real time, comprising:
obtaining user inputted literal contents and a font identifier of a user selected personalized font;
invoking a personalized font configuration file corresponding to the font identifier according to the font identifier; and
synthesizing the personalized font configuration file and the literal contents into a session message and displaying the session
message in real time;

wherein the step of synthesizing the personalized font configuration file and the literal contents into a session message
and displaying the session message in real time comprises: assigning values to parameters of the personalized font configuration
file to synthesize each character of the literal contents into a personalized font respectively, and displaying, by a session
message manager, the session message consisting of the personalized font in a session window by controlling an Object Linking
and Embedding (OLE) control; and

wherein the personalized font has a literal image with Alpha transparency; each synthesized personalized font is controlled
by the OLE control.

US Pat. No. 9,404,647

CLASS 1 COMPLIANT LENS ASSEMBLY

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An optical assembly comprising:
a mounting board;
a plurality of LEDs coupled to said mounting board;
a plurality of optic components coupled to said mounting board and enclosing said LEDs; and
a plurality of shield members with one shield member associated with each optic component and including 5 VA rated material
having a first surface in contact with said mounting board and a second surface in contact with said optic component.

US Pat. No. 9,408,301

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method of forming a direct bonded copper (DBC) substrate for a power electronic, comprising:
coupling a first surface of a ceramic layer to a second surface of a metallic baseplate, the ceramic layer having a second
surface opposing the first surface;

coupling a first surface of a copper layer with the second surface of the ceramic layer, the first surface of the copper layer
having a pattern comprising a first thickness and a second thickness greater than the first thickness, the first thickness
and the second thickness both measured perpendicularly to the first surface of the ceramic layer; and

forming traces in the copper layer by etching through the copper layer at the first thickness and etching through the copper
layer at the second thickness, wherein the traces comprise two different trace thicknesses, where the trace thicknesses are
measured perpendicularly to the first surface of the ceramic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,407,592

ENABLING MAPPING IDENTIFICATION OF ONLINE IDENTITIES BETWEEN DIFFERENT MESSAGING SERVICES

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method computer-implemented method for identifying identities in a message service, the method comprising:
identifying, using at least one processor, a first messaging service list for a first messaging service, the first messaging
service list being associated with a user and including user identities for other users of the first messaging service;

identifying a mapping of user identities associated with the first messaging service to user identities associated with a
second messaging service, the second messaging service being different from the first messaging service;

determining user identities for the second messaging service that correspond to entries in the first messaging service list
based, at least in part, on the mapping;

registering a user of the first messaging service with the second messaging service; and
populating a second messaging service list for the user with at least one of the identified user identities for the second
messaging service that mapped to an entry in the first messaging service list.

US Pat. No. 9,406,870

MULTIBIT SELF-REFERENCE THERMALLY ASSISTED MRAM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for writing data to a state in a thermally assisted magnetoresistive random access memory device (TAS-MRAM), the
method comprising:
setting a magnetic orientation of a storage layer to a position for storing the state, wherein the storage layer has an anisotropic
axis, and wherein the position of the magnetic orientation includes off axis positions and on axis positions relative to the
anisotropic axis;

reading the state in the storage layer to obtain a first resistance value and a second resistance value of the storage layer;
comparing the first resistance value and the second resistance value to predetermined resistance values of the storage layer;
when the first resistance value and the second resistance value are different from the predetermined resistance values during
the setting of magnetic orientation of the storage layer to the position for storing the state, resetting the magnetic orientation
of the storage layer to the position for storing the state so that the first resistance value and the second resistance value
are within a tolerance of the predetermined resistance values;

when the first resistance value and the second resistance value match the predetermined resistance values within the tolerance
in response to the resetting to the position, verifying that the predetermined resistance values have been met by the first
resistance value and the second resistance value, and subsequently storing the state.

US Pat. No. 9,406,820

METHOD FOR FABRICATING PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS WITH PLATED CONTACTS

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE) Ka...

1. A method of fabricating a photovoltaic cell with a metal contact pattern on a surface of a semiconductor substrate, the
method comprising:
locally smoothening portions of the surface of a bulk semiconductor material of the semiconductor substrate at predetermined
locations by using a first laser to form locally smoothened surfaces;

after locally smoothening, doping the surface of the semiconductor substrate the underlying surface of the semiconductor substrate
to form an emitter region;

after doping the surface, forming a dielectric layer on the surface of the semiconductor substrate;
forming openings through the dielectric layer by using a second laser, thereby locally exposing the locally smoothened surfaces
at the predetermined locations; and

forming the metal contact pattern contacting the locally smoothened surfaces by plating.

US Pat. No. 9,408,202

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES FOR AN ENHANCED PHYSICAL HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST INDICATOR CHANNEL

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of allocating resources for an enhanced physical hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) channel (E-PHICH), the
method comprising:
allocating a set of enhanced control channel elements (eCCEs) in a subframe as enhanced physical downlink control channel
(E-PDCCH) resources, wherein the set of eCCEs includes a first integer number, N, of eCCEs, and wherein each of the eCCEs
in the set includes a plurality of enhanced resource element groups (eREGs), and each of the plurality of eREGs includes at
least one resource element (RE);

allocating, for use by the E-PHICH, a subset of the set of eCCEs that is allocated as E-PDCCH resources, wherein the subset
of the set of eCCEs includes a second integer number, M, of eCCEs that is less than N; and

broadcasting an indication of the integer number M of eCCEs in the subset that is allocated for use by the E-PHICH to a wireless
transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in one of a master information block (MIB) or a system information block (SIB).

US Pat. No. 9,407,941

DISTRIBUTING AUDIO VIDEO CONTENT

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method of distributing audio video content, said method comprising:
receiving configuration data for a plurality of devices;
for each device in said plurality of devices, computing a set of bit rates based, at least in part, on said configuration
data, producing a set of bit rates across the plurality of devices;

minimizing a number of bit rates in said set of bit rates across the plurality of devices, based, at least in part, on available
bandwidth, and producing from the minimized set of bit rates across the plurality of devices a revised set of bit rates for
each device in said plurality of devices;

encoding audio video content at each bit rate in said revised set of bit rates for each device to produce a plurality of encoded
audio video content streams;

splitting each encoded audio video content stream in said plurality of encoded audio video content streams into chunks to
produce a plurality of chunked encoded audio video content streams;

for each device in said plurality of devices, creating a separate index file, each separate index file comprising references
to at least one of said plurality of chunked encoded audio video content streams;

publishing a locator for each separate index file in a catalogue; and
transmitting said plurality of chunked encoded audio video content streams and each separate index file to a network.

US Pat. No. 9,407,731

EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY CONVERTER

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A first extremely high frequency (EHF) protocol converter comprising:
a first dielectric channel portion comprising a first end configured as a first electromagnetic signal port located on a first
external surface of the first EHF protocol converter, the first dielectric channel portion configured to convey an electromagnetic
EHF data signal between the first dielectric channel portion and an external electromagnetic EHF channel coupled with the
first electromagnetic signal port;

at least a first transducer coupled to receive the electromagnetic EHF data signal at a second end of the first dielectric
portion and generate a first electrical EHF signal from the electromagnetic EHF data signal;

at least a first EHF communication circuit having an input coupled to receive the first electrical EHF signal from the first
transducer, the at least first EHF communication circuit configured to generate a first baseband data signal based on the
first electrical EHF signal;

a protocol conversion circuit having an input coupled to receive the first baseband data signal from the first EHF communication
circuit and adapted to convert the first baseband data signal into a second baseband data signal when the first baseband data
signal has data formatted according to a first data protocol associated with a first external device, the second baseband
data signal having data formatted according to a second data protocol different than the first data protocol; and

a circuit port coupled to receive the output of the protocol conversion circuit, and coupled to conduct the second baseband
data signal to a second external device configured to operate with the second baseband data signal.

US Pat. No. 9,404,936

WATER RESISTANT AIRCRAFT PITOT DEVICE

AeroVironment Inc., Simi...

1. An aircraft that flies through a relative airflow, and that is characterized by a maximum standard angle of attack in a
standard steady-state flight condition, comprising:
a pitot device for use in the airflow, including
a pitot housing forming a cavity having a housing external orifice,
an air-permeable fabric extending across a section of the cavity and defining a barrel and an internal chamber, and
a pressure sensor configured to sense information regarding the pressure within the internal chamber,
wherein the pitot device barrel is at a level orientation or lower when the aircraft is flying at the maximum standard angle
of attack.

US Pat. No. 9,408,317

HANDLE STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING SAME HANDLE STRUCTURE

WISTRON CORPORATION, New...

1. A handle structure, applicable to an electronic apparatus, the electronic apparatus comprising a housing having a receiving
groove, the receiving groove comprising a first end adjacent to a side edge of the housing and a second end opposite to the
first end, and the handle structure comprising:
a first cover body, comprising a joint portion and a positioning portion, wherein the first cover body is rotatably connected
to the second end of the receiving groove by using the joint portion;

a second cover body, which can be combined with the first cover body to form a receiving space in between, the second cover
body comprising a positioning hole, wherein when the second cover body is combined with the first cover body, the positioning
portion is exposed in the positioning hole, and the positioning portion can be moved, opposite to the positioning hole, between
a release position and a locking position;

a handle member; and
a sliding member, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the sliding member is connected to the handle
member, and the sliding member is slidably received in the receiving space and can be slid between a stretch position and
an accommodating position, wherein when the sliding member is in the accommodating position, the second end of the sliding
member can be locked with the positioning portion in the locking position, and when the positioning portion is in the release
position, the second end of the sliding member can be detached from the positioning portion and slid to the stretch position,
making the handle member exposed out of the first end of the receiving groove.

US Pat. No. 9,408,265

MULTICHANNEL CONSTANT CURRENT LED DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD AND LED DRIVING POWER

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A multichannel constant current light-emitting diode (LED) driving circuit configured to drive a plurality of LED strings,
the LED driving circuit comprising:
a) a power stage circuit having a power switching transistor, an inductor, and a rectifier circuit, wherein said power stage
circuit is configured to receive a DC bus voltage, and to generate a pseudo-constant output signal to drive said plurality
of LED strings;

b) a current control unit configured to control an average current of each of said plurality of LED strings in accordance
with a corresponding one of a plurality of dimming signals; and

c) said current control unit being configured to control said power switching transistor in accordance with a current feedback
signal that represents a current flowing through said LED strings, wherein said plurality of LED strings are coupled in series
to receive said pseudo-constant output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,408,259

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING POWER TO SOLID STATE LIGHTING

Chemtron Research LLC, D...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a primary module including a transformer having a transformer primary;
a first secondary module electrically couplable to a first load that includes at least one light emitting diode (LED), wherein
the first secondary module includes a first transformer secondary magnetically coupled to the transformer primary; and

a second secondary module electrically couplable to a second load that includes at least one LED, wherein the second secondary
module includes a second transformer secondary magnetically coupled to the transformer primary, and wherein the second secondary
module is electrically couplable selectively through the at least one LED of the first load and the at least one LED of the
second load to the first secondary module such that direct current flows in sequential order from the second secondary module
to the first secondary module and back to the second secondary module.

US Pat. No. 9,408,205

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CONTROL CHANNEL APPARATUS AND METHOD

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for decoding at least one resource block (RB) including a first control channel element associated with a first
antenna port (AP) and a second control channel element associated with a second AP in a wireless network, comprising:
determining that the first control channel element and the second control channel element are used for transmission of a single
control channel;

selecting a first reference signal sequence associated with one of the first AP and the second AP for reception of the single
control channel based on the lowest control channel index value of a first control channel element index value of the first
control channel element and a second control channel element index value of the second control channel element; and

detecting a resource element of the at least one RB using the first reference signal sequence to decode the first control
channel element and the second control channel element.

US Pat. No. 9,405,861

METHOD OF MODELING AN ILLUMINATION DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of making an illumination device comprising:
obtaining information on light power and etendue of light rays emitted by a light source the information comprising a plurality
of imaging optical measurements;

deriving, from the information obtained, an etendue sum for the light rays, wherein the etendue sum is derived by respectively
adding an etendue value of a light ray, whose light power per etendue exceeds that of at least 80% of those light rays not
having yet been added to said etendue sum; and

selecting an optical system so that the optical system the etendue sum exceeds an etendue of the optical system by no more
than 20%.

US Pat. No. 9,403,816

PHENYL LINKED QUINOLINYL MODULATORS OF ROR?T

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. The compounds of Formula I:
wherein:
R1 is azetidinyl, pyrrolyl, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, triazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridyl, pyridyl N-oxide, pyrazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyridazyl,
piperidinyl, tetrahydropyranyl, phenyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, thiophenyl, benzoxazolyl, or quinolinyl; wherein said piperidinyl,
pyridyl, pyridyl N-oxide, imidazolyl, phenyl, thiophenyl, benzoxazolyl, and pyrazolyl are optionally substituted with SO2CH3, C(O)CH3, C(O)NH2, CH3, CH2CH3, CF3, Cl, F, —CN, OCH3, N(CH3)2, —(CH2)3OCH3, SCH3, OH, CO2H, CO2C(CH3)3, or OCH2OCH3; and optionally substituted with up to two additional substituents independently selected from the group consisting of Cl,
OCH3, and CH3; and wherein said triazolyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, and thiazolyl are optionally substituted with one or two CH3 groups; and wherein said azetidinyl is optionally substituted with CO2C(CH3)3, C(O)NH2, CH3, SO2CH3, or C(O)CH3;

R2 is 1-methyl-1,2,3-triazolyl, pyridyl, pyridyl-N-oxide, 1-methyl pyrazol-4-yl, pyrimidin-5-yl, pyridazyl, pyrazin-2-yl, oxazolyl,
isoxazolyl, N-acetyl-azetidin-3-yl, N-methylsulfonyl-azetidin-3-yl, N-Boc-azetidin-3-yl, N-methyl-azetidin-3-yl, N-acetamidyl-azetidin-3-yl,
N-acetyl piperidinyl, 1-H-piperidinyl, N-Boc-piperidinyl, N-C(1-2)alkyl-piperidinyl, thiazol-5-yl, 1-methyl imidazol-2-yl, 1-(3-methoxypropyl)-imidazol-5-yl, or 1-C(1-2)alkyl imidazol-5-yl; wherein said 1-C(1-2)alkyl imidazol-5-yl is optionally substituted with up to two additional CH3 groups, or one substituent selected from the group consisting of SCH3, and Cl; and said pyridyl, and pyridyl-N-oxide are optionally substituted with up to two substituents independently selected
from the group consisting of C(O)NH2, —CN, OCH3, CF3, Cl, and CH3; and said thiazol-5-yl, oxazolyl, and isoxazolyl are optionally substituted with up to two CH3 groups; and said 1-methyl pyrazol-4-yl is optionally substituted with up to two additional CH3 groups;

R3 is H, OH, OCH3, NHCH3, N(CH3)2, or NH2;

R4 is H, or F;

R5 is H, Cl, —CN, CF3, SCH3, OC(1-3)alkyl, OH, C(1-4)alkyl, N(CH3)OCH3, NH(C(1-2)alkyl), N(C(1-2)alkyl)2, NH-cyclopropyl, OCHF2, 4-hydroxy-piperidinyl, azetidin-1-yl, or fur-2-yl;

R6 is 2-chloro-thiophen-5-yl, 1-methyl-pyrazol-4-yl, phenyl, pyrimidinyl, or pyridyl, wherein said phenyl, pyrimidinyl, and pyridyl
are optionally substituted with SO2CH3, NHSO2CH3, CF3, F, Cl, —CN, OCH3, or OCF3;

R7 is H, Cl, —CN, C(1-4)alkyl, OCH2CF3, OCH2CH2OCH3, CF3, SCH3, SO2CH3, OCHF2, NA1A2, C(O)NHCH3, N(CH3)CH2CH2NA1A2, OCH2CH2NA1A2, OCH2CH2NH2, OC(1-3)alkyl, OCH2-(1-methyl)-imidazol-2-yl, imidazol-2-yl, fur-2-yl, pyrazol-4-yl, pyrid-3-yl, or pyrimidin-5-yl; thiophen-3-yl, 1-methyl-indazol-5-yl,
1-methyl-indazol-6-yl, phenyl, or


 wherein said imidazolyl or pyrazolyl can be optionally substituted with a CH3 group;

A1 is H or C(1-4)alkyl;

A2 is C(1-4)alkyl, cyclopropyl, C(1-4)alkylOC(1-4)alkyl, C(1-4)alkylOH, C(O)C(1-2)alkyl, or OCH3; or A1 and A2 may be taken together with their attached nitrogen to form a ring selected from the group consisting of:


Ra is H, F, OCH3, or OH;

Rb is CH3, or phenyl;

R8 is H, CH3, OCH3, or F;

R9 is H, or F;
and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof;provided that (4-chloro-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)(pyridin-3-yl)methanamine, (4-chlorophenyl)(2,4-dichloro-3-(2-chlorophenyl)quinolin-6-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methanol,
(4-chloro-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)(pyridin-4-yl)methanamine, (4-chlorophenyl)(3-(2,6-dichlorophenyl)quinolin-6-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methanol,
(4-chloro-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(2-(dimethylamino)pyridin-4-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methanol, 4-(2-((4-chloro-6-((4-chlorophenyl)(hydroxy)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl)-3-phenylquinolin-2-yl)oxy)ethyl)thiomorpholine
1,1-dioxide, 1-(2-((4-chloro-6-((4-chlorophenyl)(hydroxy)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl)-3-phenylquinolin-2-yl)oxy)ethyl)pyrrolidin-2-one,
(2-chloro-4-(dimethylamino)-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(pyridin-2-yl)(pyridin-4-yl)methanol, (4-chloro-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(2-fluoropyridin-4-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methanol,
(4-chloro-2-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(4-chlorophenyl)(pyridin-3-yl)methanol, (2,4-dichloro-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)di(pyridin-2-yl)methanol,
6-((3-chlorophenyl)(hydroxy)(2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-yl)methyl)-3-phenylquinoline-2-carbonitrile, (2,4-dichloro-8-methyl-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl)(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)methanol,
(4-chlorophenyl)(2,4-dichloro-3-(2-chlorophenyl)quinolin-6-yl)(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methanol, (2,4-dichloro-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)phenyl)(pyridin-2-yl)methanol,
and (2,4-dichloro-3-phenylquinolin-6-yl)(oxazol-2-yl)(phenyl)methanol are excluded from the claim.

US Pat. No. 9,408,061

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK LAYER MOBILITY FOR UNIFIED ACCESS NETWORKS

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a foreign access point, an association request from a client device that is initially associated with a home
access point, wherein the foreign access point is connected to a first uplink switch and the home access point is connected
to a second and different uplink switch, wherein the client device is assigned to a first wireless virtual local area network
(VLAN) by the home access point, the first wireless VLAN corresponding to a first service set identifier (SSID) uniquely associated
with the home access point;

identifying, by the foreign access point, the first wireless VLAN to which the client device was previously assigned;
configuring, on the foreign access point, the first wireless VLAN corresponding to the first SSID uniquely corresponding to
the home access point;

transmitting, via the foreign access point, traffic to or from the client device on the first wireless VLAN while transmitting
traffic to or from at least another client device on a second and different wireless VLAN, the at least another client device
being associated with the foreign access point, and the second and different wireless VLAN corresponding to a second SSID
uniquely corresponding to the foreign access point.

US Pat. No. 9,407,537

DATA PACKET SWITCHING WITHIN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK INCLUDING AGGREGATED LINKS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a memory;
a communications interface operatively coupled to a communications network; and
a processor operatively coupled to the memory and the communications interface,
the processor configured to receive, at a first time, a label identifier associated with an aggregated link within the communications
network via the communications interface, the aggregated link including a plurality of redundant links operatively coupled
to a plurality of network elements of the communications network and to the processor,

the processor configured to store the label identifier at the memory to produce a stored label identifier,
the processor configured to receive, at a second time after the first time, a data packet including a label identifier corresponding
to the stored label identifier via the communications interface,

the processor configured to send one of (1) the data packet, and (2) the data packet with one or more portions of the data
packet omitted, via a link separate from the aggregated link based on the label identifier; and

the processor configured to not send the data packet via a link from the plurality of redundant links of the aggregated link
based on the label identifier to limit a formation of looped links within the communications network.

US Pat. No. 9,407,311

CONTACTLESS SIGNAL SPLICING USING AN EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY (EHF) COMMUNICATION LINK

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a first electronic circuit having an output coupled to a first input of a multiplexer using an internal communication link
included in an interface circuit;

a second electronic circuit having an input coupled to an output of the multiplexer; and
the interface circuit including a first extremely high frequency (EHF) communications circuit comprising:
an input coupled to receive an EHF electromagnetic signal from an external device,
a first output coupled to send a data payload included in the EHF signal received from the external device to a second input
of the multiplexer and,

a second output coupled to send a control sequence included in the EHF signal received from the external device to a controller
the controller configured to send a control signal to the multiplexer, and the multiplexer configured to select whether to
send to the input of the second electronic curcuit:

the data payload included in the EHF signal received from the external device, or
the output of the first electronic curcuit from the internal communication link based on the control sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,406,990

ADJUSTABLE WAVEGUIDE ASSEMBLY

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A system comprising:
a fixed port, a sliding port, and a transmission path from the fixed port to the sliding port, the transmission path comprising:
a waveguide assembly comprising a first minor face corresponding to the fixed port, a first major face positioned orthogonal
to the first minor face and including a recess extending from the first minor surface towards a second minor face of the waveguide
assembly, the second minor face disposed on an end of the waveguide assembly opposite the first minor face; and

a port assembly having a first major surface disposed opposite to the first major surface of the waveguide assembly, the port
assembly comprising:

at least one port having a first opening on the first major surface of the port assembly and a second opening on a second
major surface of the port assembly, the second opening of the port corresponding to the sliding port and disposed on an end
of the port assembly opposite the first major face of the port assembly; and

a reactive element disposed within port assembly on the first major surface of the port assembly at a specified distance from
the first opening.

US Pat. No. 9,406,929

LITHIUM ION BATTERY

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A lithium ion battery having an electrode wound group in which a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator
are wound and an electrolytic solution provided in a battery container, a discharge capacity X of the battery when discharging
a voltage from 4.2 V to 2.7 V at a current of 0.5 C being 30 Ah or more and less than 100 Ah,
wherein the positive electrode has a current collector and a positive electrode composite applied to both surfaces of the
current collector,

the positive electrode composite contains a mixed active material of layered lithium nickel manganese cobalt composite oxide
(NMC) and spinel lithium manganese oxide (sp-Mn),

a density of the positive electrode composite is 2.4 g/cm3 or more and 2.7 g/cm3 or less, a porosity of the active electrode composite is 29.5% or more and 40.0% or less, and an application quantity of the
positive electrode composite is 175 g/m2 or more and 250 g/m2 or less, and

the discharge capacity X and a weight ratio Y (NMC/sp-Mn) between the layered lithium nickel manganese cobalt composite oxide
(NMC) and the spinel lithium manganese oxide (sp-Mn) satisfy a following relational expression 1:

Y

US Pat. No. 9,406,324

THIN FILM CONFIGURED TO PRESERVE ALUMINA HEIGHT IN A MAGNETIC RECORDING HEAD AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

HGST Netherlands B.V., A...

1. A magnetic head slider, comprising:
a leading edge, and a trailing edge;
a media facing side (MFS) extending between the leading edge and the trailing edge;
a first region located near the trailing edge, the first region having an upper surface;
a second region located between the first region and the leading edge, the second region having an upper surface;
a center rail comprising: a forward segment protruding from the upper surface of the first region of the slider, and a posterior
segment protruding from the upper surface of the second region of the slider;

a rear rail protruding from the upper surface of the second region of the slider; and
a secondary protective film deposited on a majority of the upper surface of the first region,
wherein the upper surface of the second region of the slider does not have the secondary protective film deposited thereon,
wherein the secondary protective film has a thickness in a range from about 0.1 nm to about 2.0 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,403,805

ANTIVIRAL COMPOUNDS

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A method for the treatment of HCV infection of a subject in need thereof which method comprises administering to such subject
an effective amount of a compound of formula I

wherein:
A is CH or N;
n is 1 or 2;
R1 is lower alkyl, cycloalkyl, phenyl, or heterocycloalkyl;

R2 is —C(?O)OR2?, —C(?O)N(R2?)2, monocyclic or bicyclic heteroaryl, optionally substituted with one or more R2?;

each R2? is independently H, lower alkyl or heterocycloalkyl;

R3 is H or lower alkyl;

R4 is hydroxyl or amino; and

X is CH2 or C(?O);

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,403,145

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUND PREPARATION

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. An apparatus for continuously manufacturing an organometallic compound comprising: (a) a source of a first reactant stream
wherein the first reactant comprises a metal; (b) a source of a second reactant stream; (c) a laminar flow contacting zone
for cocurrently contacting the first reactant stream and the second reactant stream; (d) a mixing zone comprising a turbulence-promoting
device; and (e) a heat transfer zone.

US Pat. No. 9,407,714

DATA REFRESHING OF APPLICATIONS

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method to perform data refreshing of an application, the method comprising:
registering a first view and a second view of the application to a group to which both the first view and the second view
belong, wherein the first view is associated with a first function that is invocable to refresh data shown on the first view,
and the second view is associated with a second function that is invocable to refresh data shown on the second view;

in response to determination that data refreshing is required for the first view in the group based on a visibility status
of the first view and a data stability status of data shown on the first view, performing data refreshing of the first view
in the group by invoking the first function associated with the first view; and

in response to determination that data refreshing is also required for the second view in the group, performing data refreshing
of the second view by invoking the second function associated with the second view.

US Pat. No. 9,405,685

METHOD OF PROVIDING CONTENT DURING HAND-OVER AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

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

1. A mobile CDN controller, comprising:
a communication interface for communicating with a plurality of local caching devices distributed in a mobile network and
a packet core of the mobile network; and

a content transmission controller for receiving, from a specific local caching device from among the plurality of local caching
devices, a signal representing a hand-over of a mobile node to which the specific local caching device currently transmits
content data, determining a selected one of local caching devices capable of transmitting the content data to the mobile node,
and controlling the content data stored in one of the specific local caching device, the selected local caching device and
a origin server to be transmitted to the mobile node according to whether the selected local caching device stores the content
data.

US Pat. No. 9,403,479

VEHICLE AND VEHICLE SEAT BELT SYSTEM

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A seat belt system for a vehicle seat comprising:
a D-ring assembly including a visible-light source;
a tongue;
an anchor;
a retractable belt strap passing through the D-ring and tongue, and terminating at the anchor;
a buckle configured to receive the tongue; and
a controller programmed to, in response to a detected trigger condition requiring a vehicle occupant to locate the position
of the D-ring, illuminate the visible-light source.

US Pat. No. 9,407,155

ISOLATED SWITCHING CONVERTER WITH SECONDARY SIDE MODULATION AND CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

11. An isolated switching converter, comprising:
a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the secondary winding is coupled to provide an output
signal to a load;

a primary switch coupled between the primary winding and a primary reference ground;
a secondary switch coupled between the secondary winding and the load;
an error amplifying circuit configured to receive a reference signal and a feedback signal indicative of the output signal,
wherein based on the difference between the reference signal ad the feedback signal, the error amplifying circuit generates
a compensation signal;

a modulation signal generator configured to generate a modulation signal;
a first comparison circuit coupled to the error amplifying circuit and the modulation signal generator, wherein the first
comparison circuit compares the compensation signal with the modulation signal and generates a first comparison signal;

a primary off detection circuit configured to detect whether the primary switch is off and to generate a primary off detection
signal;

a zero cross detection circuit configured to detect whether the current flowing the secondary switch crosses zero and generate
a zero cross detection signal;

a secondary logic circuit coupled to the first comparison circuit, the primary off detection circuit and the zero cross detection
circuit, wherein based on the first comparison signal, the primary off detection signal and the zero cross detection signal,
the secondary logic circuit generates a secondary control signal to control the secondary switch, and wherein the secondary
logic circuit turns on the secondary switch when the primary off detection circuit detects the primary switch is off, and
turns off the secondary switch when the compensation signal is smaller than the modulation signal or a zero cross of the current
flowing through the secondary switch is detected;

an isolation circuit coupled to the first comparison circuit to receive the first comparison signal, wherein based on the
first comparison signal, the isolation circuit generates a synchronous signal electrically isolated from the first comparison
signal;

a threshold generator coupled to the isolation circuit to receive the synchronous signal, wherein based on the synchronous
signal, the threshold generator generates a first threshold voltage;

a second comparison circuit coupled to the threshold generator, wherein the second comparison circuit compares a primary current
sensing signal indicative of the current flowing through the primary switch with the first threshold voltage and generates
a second comparison signal; and

a primary logic circuit coupled to the isolation circuit and the second comparison circuit, wherein based on the synchronous
signal and the second comparison signal, the primary logic circuit generates a primary control signal to control the primary
switch, and wherein the primary logic circuit turns on the primary switch in accordance with the synchronous signal, and turns
off the primary switch when the primary current sensing signal is larger than the first threshold voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,404,530

BEARING CUP AND CROSS SHAFT JOINT

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A bearing cup of a cross shaft joint, the cross shaft joint including a cross shaft having four shaft portions arranged
in a cross shape; and a joint yoke having fitting holes into which the four shaft portions are respectively fitted, the bearing
cup comprising:
a cylindrical portion, in which an opening portion for receiving a shaft portion of the four shaft portions is formed in one
end of the cylindrical portion in an axis direction; and

a bottom portion that closes the other end of the cylindrical portion in the axis direction, wherein
the bearing cup is adapted to be press-fitted into the fitting hole and supports the shaft portion through a rolling element
so that the shaft portion is able to rotate,

the bearing cup is adapted to be fitted onto the shaft portion inside the fitting hole and adapted to hold the rolling element
with the shaft portion,

a radial direction diameter of an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion is smaller on the opening portion side
than the bottom portion side in a free state of the bearing cup before being press-fitted into the fitting hole, and

the diameter of the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion is gradually reduced from the bottom portion to the
opening portion in the free state.

US Pat. No. 9,408,304

THROUGH PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) VIAS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A structure, comprising:
a multiple layered body;
an opening in the multiple layered body;
at least one signal via extending through the opening;
ground vias extending through the opening and on opposing sides of the at least one signal via;
a ground plate above and below the opening and electrically connected to the ground vias at respective ends; and
a microstrip signal line above and below the opening and electrically connected to the at least one signal via.

US Pat. No. 9,408,139

MULTI-RAT MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR NETWORK SELECTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communication device supporting a plurality of Radio Access Technologies (RATs) and a plurality of radio frequencies,
comprising:
a Baseband processor configured to schedule the plurality of RATs and the plurality of radio frequencies in pairs in an order
for a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) selection procedure, and determine one of the pairs and repeat the determined pair
in the order of the pairs during the PLMN selection procedure,

wherein the determined pair is determined according to one of the following features of each of the pairs:
whether a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair is a serving RAT and a serving frequency;
whether a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair appears in neighbor information from a System Information Broadcast (SIB) or
measurement configuration;

whether a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair appears in a frequency list from a subscriber identity card coupled in or to
the mobile communication device; and

a priority level of a PLMN to which a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair belong.

US Pat. No. 9,407,710

PERSONALIZATION OF INFORMATION CONTENT BY MONITORING NETWORK TRAFFIC

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy ...

1. A method comprising:
monitoring data traffic at a gateway coupling between first and second data networks, said first data network including a
first device having an input for receiving a control data for interactively operating with a second device on said second
data network;

analyzing said monitored data traffic to identify a first content provided by said second device, said first content being
more frequently accessed to than other contents available on said second data network by a user using said first device;

determining whether or not said first content is suitable for being rendered on said first device,
when said first content is suitable for being rendered on said first device, analyzing said control data indicating a network
location of said first content to provide a first data indicating said first content and a second data indicating a first
way to access said first content,

when said first content is not suitable for being rendered on said first device, analyzing a content not included in said
first content to identify a second content of interest to said user, and analyzing said control data indicating a network
location of said second content to provide a third data indicating said second content and a fourth data indicating a second
way to access said second content; and

selecting one of said first and second contents and corresponding one of said first and second ways, said first content and
said first way being selected when said first content is determined to be suitable for rendering on said first device, said
second content and said second way being selected when said first content is determined not to be suitable for rendering on
said first device,

wherein said first content is provided from more-frequently-accessed sites and said second content is provided from more-frequently-accessed
topics.

US Pat. No. 9,404,993

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INFORMATION COLLECTION AND PROCESSING FOR LOCATION ESTIMATION IN MIMO WIRELESS NETWORKS

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

8. A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
cause the one or more hardware processors to:
receive, from a first device at a first location, a first set of one or more frames;
identify a received signal strength value associated with the first set of frames at each particular radio frequency subcarrier
of a plurality of radio frequency subcarriers to obtain a first plurality of signal strength values;

receive, from a second device, a second set of one or more frames;
identify a received signal strength value associated with the second set of frames at each particular radio frequency subcarrier
of a plurality of radio frequency subcarriers to obtain a second plurality of signal strength values;

determine that the first plurality of signal strength values and the second plurality of signal strength values share one
or more similar derived characteristics; and

responsive to a determination that the first plurality of signal strength values and the second plurality of signal strength
values share one or more similar characteristics: estimate that a location of the second device is the first location.

US Pat. No. 9,403,495

WIRE HARNESS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. A method for manufacturing a wire harness, the wire harness having at least one electric wire and a tubular protection
member made of synthetic resin and arranged to receive the at least one electric wire to protect the electric wire, wherein
the protection member is arranged to be bent at an appropriate section when wired on an automobile, and wherein the protection
member has an outer surface including circumferentially-extending recessed grooves and circumferentially-extending protrusions
which are arranged alternately along a longitudinal direction of the protection member so as to form the outer surface of
the protection member into a concertina shape,
the method comprising steps of:
receiving the electric wire in the protection member in a linear state;
attaching the adjacent protrusions of the appropriate section of the protection member in the linear state on an inward side
with respect to a direction in which the appropriate section is bent when wired in the automobile to each other; and

pushing only the inward side of the appropriate section against an outer periphery of a heated circular-plate-shaped shaping
jig, thereby bending the appropriate section of the protection member in said direction in a non-restorable fashion.

US Pat. No. 9,404,217

BIOMASS TREATMENT FOR HYDROTHERMAL HYDROCATALYTIC CONVERSION

Shell Oil Company, Houst...

1. A method for selective removal of detrimental metals and their anion species from a cellulosic biomass solids, said method
comprising a plurality of vessels:
a. providing each of said vessels with one of detrimental species-containing cellulosic biomass solids;
b. introducing a quantity of an acidic solution having a pH of at most 4 from an inlet into a first vessel of said plurality
of vessels containing said detrimental species-containing cellulosic biomass solids at a temperature in the range of about
0° C. to about 60° C.;

c. repeating step (b) for a second vessel of said plurality of vessels;
d. introducing a quantity of aqueous solution having a pH of at least 5 from an inlet into said first vessel of said plurality
of vessels treated according to step (b) thereby discharging the acidic water effluent;

e. repeating step (d) for the second vessel of said plurality of vessels treated according to step (c);
f. introducing a quantity of gas or organic solvent from an inlet into the first vessel of said plurality of vessels treated
according to step (d) and discharging the aqueous solution;

g. repeating step (f) for the second vessel of said plurality of vessels treated according to step (e);
h. recycling at least a portion of the discharged aqueous solution as a portion of the acidic solution;
i. transferring at least a portion of the biomass treated according to steps (f) and (g) to a digestion and/or reaction vessel;
j. wherein at least 2 of the vessels are undergoing at least one of the steps (b) through (i) at the same time; and
k. wherein the amount of the total acidic water effluent from the plurality of vessels is in the range of from about 3 parts
to about 0.5 parts relative to about 1 part of detrimental species—containing cellulosic biomass solids (dry basis).

US Pat. No. 9,407,604

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEST EFFORT PROPAGATION OF SECURITY GROUP INFORMATION

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

16. A computer system comprising:
a processor;
a network interface coupled to the processor;
a computer-readable storage medium coupled to the processor; and
a plurality of instructions, encoded in the computer-readable storage medium and configured to cause the processor to
request authentication of an entity requesting entry into a network, wherein
the network comprises a plurality of network nodes,
the computer system is a first network node of the plurality of network nodes, and
the computer system is configured to communicate with others of the plurality of network nodes by virtue of being coupled
to the network via the network interface,

receive an authentication message, wherein
the authentication message indicates authentication of the entity, and
in response to receipt of the authentication message,
determine a security group identifier for the entity, wherein
determining the security group identifier is performed by the first network node,
the determining is based on a destination address of the first network node,
the security group identifier identifies a destination security group, and
the entity is a member of the destination security group, and
propagate the security group identifier towards a host, wherein
the host is a member of a source security group,
the security group identifier comprises information that facilitates a determination by a second network node of whether traffic
is permitted between members of the source security group and members of the destination security group,

the determination comprises the second network node performing a lookup using both the source security group and the security
group identifier,

the second network node is nearer to the host than is the first network node,
the instructions configured to cause the processor to propagate comprise instructions configured to cause the processor to
send the security group identifier from the first network node to the second network node, and

the plurality of network nodes comprises the second network node.

US Pat. No. 9,404,430

LOGIC-BASED SLIDING DOOR INTERLOCK

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A transportation vehicle comprising:
a fuel door on a first side of the vehicle and having an open position and a closed position;
a sensor providing a fuel door ajar signal indicating whether the fuel door is in the open position or the closed position;
a sliding door on the first side of the vehicle for passenger ingress and egress, wherein the sliding door is movable between
an open position and a closed position, wherein the open position of the sliding door interferes with the open position of
the fuel door, and wherein the sliding door has an interior door handle and an exterior door handle;

at least one power lock switch for manually generating a lock signal or an unlock signal;
a child lock switch for manually generating a power child locking signal or a power child unlocking signal;
an electronically-controlled latch system in the sliding door responsive to 1) a power lock command for putting the latch
system in an outside locked state for preventing the sliding door from being moved from the closed position using the exterior
door handle, 2) a power unlock command for putting the latch system in an outside unlocked state for enabling the sliding
door to be moved from the closed position using the exterior door handle, 3) a child lock command for putting the latch system
in an inside locked state for preventing the sliding door from being moved from the closed position using the interior door
handle, and 4) a child unlock command for putting the latch system in an inside unlocked state for enabling the sliding door
to be moved from the closed position using the interior door handle;

a lock controller coupled to the sensor, the power lock switch, the child lock switch, and the latch system, the lock controller
responding to the fuel door moving to the open position by 1) preserving a current outside locked or unlocked state and a
current inside locked or unlocked state, 2) initiating or maintaining the outside locked state and inside locked state, and
3) after the fuel door moving to the closed position, restoring or maintaining the preserved current outside locked or unlocked
state and the preserved current inside locked or unlocked state;

a combustion engine; and
an engine controller coupled to the engine, wherein the engine controller stops the combustion engine in response to the door
ajar signal.

US Pat. No. 9,404,352

TRANSMISSION LINE SEGMENT COUPLER DEFINING FLUID PASSAGE WAYS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A transmission line segment coupler for coupling together first and second coaxial transmission line segments each comprising
an inner tubular conductor and an outer tubular conductor surrounding the inner tubular conductor and a dielectric therebetween,
the apparatus comprising:
an outer tubular bearing body to be positioned within adjacent open ends of the inner tubular conductors of the first and
second coaxial transmission line segments; and

an inner tubular bearing body configured to slidably move within said outer tubular bearing body to define a linear bearing
therewith, said inner tubular bearing body configured to define a fluid passageway in communication with the adjacent open
ends of the inner tubular conductors of the first and second coaxial transmission line segments;

said inner tubular bearing body comprising opposing first and second ends extending outwardly from said outer tubular bearing
body, and a medial portion extending between said opposing first and second ends.

US Pat. No. 9,403,830

INHIBITORS OF LEUKOTRIENE PRODUCTION

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula (I):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:A1 and A2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of CH and N;L1 is a linker selected from the group consisting of —O— and —CH2—;B is a 9- or 10-membered ring selected from the group consisting of:
wherein each B ring may optionally be further substituted by —(C1-C6)alkyl;L2 is absent or a —(CH2)n— linker, wherein n is an integer selected from 1, 2 and 3, and wherein one —(CH2)— moiety of said L2 linker may optionally be replaced, where possible, by —O— and wherein each —(CH2)— of said L2 linker may be substituted with one to two groups selected from the group consisting of —OH, -halo, ?O, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl, and phenyl; wherein two —(C1-C6)alkyls groups, when attached to the same carbon atom of said L2 linker moiety may join to form a —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl;R1 is selected from the group consisting of:
(a) a group of formula —N(R2)(R3), wherein

R2 and R3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, and -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl, wherein each of said —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, and -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl of said R2 and R3 may optionally be independently substituted by 1 to 3 R4 groups;

R4 is selected from the group consisting of halo, —OH, ?O, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —O(C1-C6)alkyl, —N(R5)2, —C(O)—R5, —N(R5)—C(O)—R5, —C(O)—N(R5)2, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl optionally substituted by —C(O)—(C1-C6)alkyl, -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl optionally substituted by —C(O)—(C1-C6)alkyl, and phenyl; and

each R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, and -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl;

(b) a 4- to 9-membered N-heterocyclic ring, wherein said 4- to 9-membered N-heterocyclic ring is optionally independently
substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of (i) 1 G1 group or (ii) 1 to 3 G2 groups; wherein

G1 is selected from the group consisting of -L4-(C1-C6)alkyl, -L4-(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, -L4-(C3-C6)heterocyclyl, and -L4-phenyl; wherein each of said —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl, and phenyl substituents may optionally be individually substituted by 1 to 4
R6 groups;

L4 is absent or selected from the group consisting of —O—, —C(O)—, —N(R7)—, —C(O)—N(R7)—, —N(R7)—C(O)—, and —N(R7)—S(O)j—;

—R6 is selected from the group consisting of halo, —OH, ?O, —CN, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —O(C1-C6)alkyl, —N(R7)2, —C(O)—R7, —C(O)—O—R7, —N(R7)—C(O)—R7, —C(O)—N(R7)2, —S(O)j—R7, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl, and phenyl optionally substituted with —C(O)—O—R7;

each R7 is independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, and -(4- to 7-membered)heterocyclyl; and

G2 is independently selected from the group consisting of -halo, —OH, ?O, —CN, —O(C1-C6)alkyl and —(C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with —O(C1-C6)alkyl; or

(c) a group selected from the group consisting of a tetrahydro-2H-pyranyl, —C(O)—OH and OH;wherein j is an integer selected from 0, 1 and 2.

US Pat. No. 9,408,248

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device which is capable of connecting to an access network according to Internet protocol and which
controls a terminating call to a mobile station configured to execute registration to an IP multimedia subsystem according
to the Internet protocol, the communication control device comprising:
a bearer state detection unit configured to detect a state of a bearer which is a logical communication path between the mobile
station and a gateway device included in the access network; and

a terminating call control unit configured to transmit a rejection response to a source making the terminating call when the
bearer state detection unit detects loss of the bearer which has been established, the rejection response rejecting a terminating
call to the mobile station, wherein

the terminating call control unit cancels the transmission of the rejection response when receiving a signal from the mobile
station in a situation where the loss of the bearer is detected by the bearer state detection unit, the signal being related
to an originating call to the IP multimedia subsystem and other than registration to the IP multimedia subsystem.

US Pat. No. 9,407,709

INFORMATION PROVISION THROUGH TEMPORARY SOCIAL NETWORKS

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:
a database storing information for a plurality of location-based social networks, wherein each location-based social network
in the plurality of location-based social networks is associated with a respective physical location;

a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory
memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:

connecting each of a plurality of first user devices to a first location-based social network in the plurality of location-based
social networks using a communications network, wherein the connection of each of a plurality of first user devices to the
first location-based social network is allowed at least in part due to each of the plurality of first user devices being located
within a predetermined proximity of a first physical location associated with the first location-based social network;

receiving a plurality of location-based user-generated content submissions about the first physical location associated with
the first location-based social network over the communications network from each of the plurality of first user devices connected
to the first location-based social network;

creating a location-based information feed that includes only the plurality of location-based user-generated content submissions
that are received from each of the plurality of first user devices connected to the first location-based social network such
that the location-based information feed includes only location-based user generated content submissions from first user devices
within the predetermined proximity of the first physical location;

disconnecting a subset of the plurality of first user devices from the first location-based social network at least in art
due to each of the subset of the plurality of first user devices being located outside of the predetermined proximity of the
first physical location associated with the first location-based social network, wherein the disconnecting prevents each of
the subset of the plurality of first user devices from providing further location-based user-generated content submissions
in the location-based information feed; and

providing the location-based information feed over the communications network to a second user device that is located outside
the predetermined proximity of the first physical location associated with the first location-based social network.

US Pat. No. 9,407,536

COLLAPSED-DISTRIBUTED CLOS SWITCHING ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTI-CHASSIS FABRIC CONNECTIVITY

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:
a first network device; and
a second network device,
the first network device and the second network device being associated with a Clos architecture,
the first network device including a first plurality of crossbars associated with the Clos architecture,
each of the first plurality of crossbars comprising:
a first crossbar component;
a second crossbar component; and
a third crossbar component; and
the second network device including a second plurality of crossbars associated with the Clos architecture,
each of the second plurality of crossbars comprising:
a fourth crossbar component;
a fifth crossbar component; and
a sixth crossbar component,
 the first crossbar component, of each of the first plurality of crossbars, connecting to the second crossbar component of
each of the first plurality of crossbars, and the fifth crossbar component of each of the second plurality of crossbars,

 the second crossbar component, of each of the first plurality of crossbars, connecting to the first crossbar component of
each of the first plurality of crossbars, the third crossbar component of each of the first plurality of crossbars, the fourth
crossbar component of each of the second plurality of crossbars, and the sixth crossbar component of each of the second plurality
of crossbars,

 the third crossbar component, of each of the first plurality of crossbars, connecting to the second crossbar component of
each of the first plurality of crossbars, and the fifth crossbar component of each of the second plurality of crossbars,

 the fourth crossbar component of each of the second plurality of crossbars, connecting to the second crossbar component of
each of the first plurality of crossbars, and the fifth crossbar component of each of the second plurality of crossbars,

 the fifth crossbar component, of each of the second plurality of crossbars, connecting to the first crossbar component of
each of the first plurality of crossbars, the third crossbar component of each of the first plurality of crossbars, the fourth
crossbar component of each of the second plurality of crossbars, and the sixth crossbar component of each of the second plurality
of crossbars, and

 the sixth crossbar component, of each of the second plurality of crossbars, connecting to the second crossbar component of
each of the first plurality of crossbars, and the fifth crossbar component of each of the second plurality of crossbars.

US Pat. No. 9,408,269

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for dimming control of one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:
one or more signal processing components configured to receive a first signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer, process information
associated with the first signal, determine whether the TRIAC dimmer is in a first condition, a second condition, or a third
condition based on at least information associated with the first signal, generate a second signal based on at least information
associated with the first signal, and send the second signal to a switch;

wherein the one or more signal processing components are further configured to:
if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the first condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to be opened
and closed corresponding to a modulation frequency;

if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the second condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to remain
closed for a first period of time until at least the TRIAC dimmer changes from the second condition to the first condition,
the first period of time being larger than a modulation period corresponding to the modulation frequency; and

if the TRIAC dimmer is determined to be in the third condition, generate the second signal to cause the switch to remain open
for a second period of time, the second period of time being larger than the modulation period.

US Pat. No. 9,408,044

VIDEO MULTICAST OPTIMIZATION

ARUBA NETWORKS, INC., Su...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:
receiving, at a network device, a video multicast stream, wherein the video multicast stream comprises a video frame;
analyzing the video frame to identify a video frame characteristic;
determining, based upon the identified video frame characteristic, whether to transmit the video frame as a unicast frame
or a multicast frame;

transmitting the video frame as a unicast frame in response to a determination that the video frame characteristic indicates
that the video frame is a key frame; and

transmitting the video frame as a multicast frame in response to a determination that the video frame characteristic indicates
that the video frame is not a key frame.

US Pat. No. 9,407,551

METHOD OF TRANSFERRING DATA AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

ST-Ericsson SA, Plan-les...

1. A method of transferring data between a first and a second set of integrated circuits via a switch circuit including a
set of paths each associated with a weighting coefficient representing a data stream for each path, the switch circuit also
including inputs and outputs respectively associated with integrated circuits of the first and second sets, the method comprising:
credit flow controlling, by the switch circuit, between the first set of integrated circuits and the switch circuit and credit
flow controlling between the switch circuit and the second set of integrated circuits, wherein credit flow controlling includes:

computing, via the switch circuit, an available credit coefficient for each integrated circuit of the first set on the basis
of a credit allocated by each integrated circuit of the second set and of the weighting coefficient of each path; and

transmitting, by the switch circuit, the data based upon the computed available credit coefficient.

US Pat. No. 9,408,288

EDGE RAMPING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A system comprising:
a base RF generator for generating a first RF signal, wherein the first RF signal transitions from one state to another, the
transition from one state to another of the first RF signal resulting in a change in plasma impedance;

a secondary RF generator for generating a second RF signal, wherein the second RF signal transitions from one state to another
to stabilize the change in the plasma impedance;

a controller coupled to the secondary RF generator, the controller for providing parameter values to the secondary RF generator
to perform edge ramping of the second RF signal when the second RF signal transitions from one state to another, wherein the
edge ramping of the second RF signal is performed to modify a rate of transition of the second RF signal to be different than
a rate of transition of the first RF signal.

US Pat. No. 9,404,135

BIOMASS DECOMPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF, AND SUGAR-SOLUTION PRODUCTION SYSTEM USING BIOMASS MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A biomass decomposition apparatus that decomposes a biomass material containing cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, the
apparatus comprising:
a biomass feeding unit that feeds a biomass material;
a vertical decomposition unit that decomposes the biomass material while bringing the biomass material into counter contact
with treat water, transfers soluble fractions into an effluent, which is treat water to be discharged, and separates a lignin
component and a hemicellulose component from the biomass material so as to produce a biomass solid, the decomposition unit
including:

an inlet for receiving biomass material fed by the biomass feeding unit;
an outlet provided above the inlet, for discharging the biomass solid;
a screw including a rotation shaft and a spiral flight, for transporting the biomass material from the inlet to the outlet,
the rotation shaft being provided in a longitudinal direction of the vertical decomposition unit; and

a treat water inlet for supplying the treat water;
a biomass discharging unit that discharges the biomass solid from the outlet; and
a solid-liquid separator that is provided below the inlet and discharges the effluent, wherein
a scraping unit for contacting the solid-liquid separator so as to scrape the biomass material is provided on an end of the
spiral flight of the screw, the scraping unit being provided at a position associated with the solid-liquid separator, and

the solid-liquid separator includes a filter provided with a plurality of slits which are horizontal stripes vertical to the
rotation shaft and each of the slits has an entrance width smaller than an exit width.

US Pat. No. 9,408,246

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEAMLESS WI-FI TO UMTS HANDOVER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), a create packet data protocol (PDP) request associated with a UE authenticated
with a first Internet Protocol Connectivity Access Network (IP-CAN) and attached to a Serving GPRS support node (SGSN), wherein
the create PDP request comprises a non-new-control indication included within a Protocol Configuration Options (PCO) field
of the create PDP request, wherein the non-new-control indication comprises an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the UE; and

creating, by the GGSN in response to the non-new-control indication within the create PDP request, a PDP context configured
to establish a second IP-CAN path between the UE, the SGSN and the GGSN without changing UE attachment to the SGSN.

US Pat. No. 9,408,171

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIRELESS DEVICES IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for synchronizing a wireless communication apparatus, the method comprising:
preparing, by the wireless communication apparatus, a synchronization message for transmission during a discovery time interval
of a discovery time period based on a probability value corresponding to a frequency for preparing the synchronization message
over a plurality of discovery time periods, wherein preparing the synchronization message comprises setting a first timestamp
of the synchronization message to a time value of the wireless communication apparatus;

initiating, by the wireless communication apparatus, a contention based process for transmitting the prepared synchronization
message during the discovery time interval subsequent to preparing the synchronization message;

receiving two or more second synchronization messages, each including a received signal strength indication (RSSI) threshold
from other wireless communication apparatuses during the discovery time interval; and

measuring an RSSI of each of the received second synchronization messages;
canceling transmission of the prepared synchronization message if it is determined that at least one of the measured RSSIs
is greater than the received RSSI thresholds.

US Pat. No. 9,408,074

AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An authentication system comprising:
one or more portable terminals; and
an electronic device configured to perform user authentication, wherein
the electronic device includes
a storage section configured to store
authentication information of one or more users each associated with one of the one or more portable terminals,
usage right information indicating a usage right granted to each of the one or more users,
location information of the electronic device, and
orientation information indicating an orientation of the electronic device,
a terminal location information acquiring section configured to acquire location information of each of the one or more portable
terminals,

a terminal determining section configured to determine from among the one or more portable terminals a first portable terminal
that is located within a specific authentication distance from the electronic device, based on the location information of
each of the one or more portable terminals and the location information of the electronic device,

a user authentication section configured to perform authentication of a first user associated with the first portable terminal,
based on the authentication information of the first user,

a right granting section configured to permit the first user to use the electronic device within a scope of usage right granted
to the first user,

an operation input section configured to receive an operation input, and
an error notification section configured to issue, if a plurality of the first portable terminals exist, an error notification
to each of the first portable terminals repeatedly until there exists only one first portable terminal,

upon the operation input section receiving an operation input requiring user authentication, the terminal location information
acquiring section performs the acquisition of the location information of each of the one or more portable terminals, and
the terminal determining section performs the determination of the first portable terminal,

if a plurality of the first portable terminals exist, the terminal determining section specifies one first portable terminal
that is located in front of the operation input section from among the plurality of first portable terminals, based on the
orientation information, and

the user authentication section determines a user associated with the specified first portable terminal as the first user
and performs the user authentication.

US Pat. No. 9,407,667

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, ROUTER, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROLLING METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ROUTER

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A communication device comprising:
a call controller configured to perform call control in compliance with SIP (Session Initiate Protocol) upon communicating
with a SIP server placed on a carrier network;

a first interface configured to connect to a router that transparently relays traffic between the communication device and
the carrier network; and

a second interface configured to connect to a different communication device,
wherein the call controller is further configured to:
acquire information from the router through the first interface unit by using local protocol, the information being necessary
for connecting to the SIP server and preliminarily acquired by the router using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol),
the local protocol differing from the SIP and the DHCP, and the information including an address of the SIP server; and

connect, through the first and second interface units, a call for the different communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,408,252

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a circuit board, comprising:
a first transceiver module pad, configured for soldering a first transceiver module thereon; and
a second transceiver module pad, configured for soldering a second transceiver module thereon;
wherein the first transceiver module is different from the second transceiver module, and layouts of the first and second
transceiver module pads are the same.

US Pat. No. 9,408,208

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND/OR RECEIVER RECOVERY MECHANISMS FOR SCHEDULED RESPONSES WITHIN MULTIPLE USER, MULTIPLE ACCESS, AND/OR MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:
a processor coupled to a memory with instructions thereon, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, are configured
to:

transmit, via a plurality of sub-carriers, a first orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) frame to a first
other wireless communication device and a second other wireless communication device, wherein the first OFDMA frame specifies
a scheduled response time and a first cluster that includes a first subset of sub-carriers of the plurality of sub-carriers
for use by the first other wireless communication device and a second cluster that includes a second subset of sub-carriers
of the plurality of sub-carriers for use by the second other wireless communication device when the first other wireless communication
device and the second other wireless communication device simultaneously transmit a second OFDMA frame to the wireless communication
device during the scheduled response time; and

receive, during the scheduled response time, the second OFDMA frame from the first other wireless communication device and
the second other wireless communication device, wherein the second OFDMA frame includes a first response to the first OFDMA
frame from the first other wireless communication device that is transmitted within the first cluster that includes the first
subset of sub-carriers of the plurality of sub-carriers specified in the first OFDMA frame and includes a second response
to the first OFDMA frame from the second other wireless communication device that is simultaneously transmitted within the
second cluster that includes the second subset of sub-carriers of the plurality of sub-carriers specified in the first OFDMA
frame.

US Pat. No. 9,404,628

WALL PACK LIGHT FIXTURE

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A light fixture comprising:
a housing comprising:
a mounting box forming a first cavity and comprising an aperture for one or more electrical supply lines; and
a cover box that fastens to the mounting box, the cover box forming a second cavity, the cover box comprising:
a first side that faces the mounting box when the cover box is fastened to the mounting box;
a sealing panel extending from the first side and into the second cavity, the sealing panel engaging the mounting box when
the cover box is fastened to the mounting box;

a second side that faces away from the mounting box when the cover box is fastened to the mounting box, the second side comprising
a curved surface; and

a lower portion that extends below the mounting box when the cover box is fastened to the mounting box;
a recess in the lower portion of the cover box;
at least one light emitting diode (LED) oriented to emit light from the recess; and
a driver that is mounted to the cover box and electrically connected to the at least one light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 9,408,319

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HAVING A MOLDED COMPONENT HOUSING

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An electronic component, comprising:
a micro component;
a molded component housing; and
an electrically conductive insert part embedded in the component housing for contacting the micro component, wherein the insert
part includes:

an accommodating area for accommodating the micro component;
at least one of solder and an adhesive, which is on a portion of the accommodating area and connects the accommodating area
to the micro component; and

walls that at least partially enclose the accommodating area and are spaced apart from the micro component, for decoupling
the micro component from material stresses of the component housing.

US Pat. No. 9,408,154

PROGRAMMABLE TRANSMIT CONTINUOUS-TIME FILTER

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:
a programmable-current first continuous time filter (CTF) stage having first amplifier circuitry and first current circuitry,
the first current circuitry configured to provide a first bias current to the first amplifier circuitry, the first bias current
generated in response to first digital programming data;

a programmable-current second CTF stage having an input configured to receive an output of the programmable-current first
CTF stage, second amplifier circuitry, and second current circuitry, the second current circuitry configured to provide a
second bias current to the second amplifier circuitry, the second bias current generated in response to second digital programming
data different from the first digital programming data; and

control logic configured to generate the first and second digital programming data in response to one or more transmitter
control signals.

US Pat. No. 9,407,160

SIMPLIFIED CONTROL METHOD FOR A THREE-PHASE AC VOLTAGE-DC VOLTAGE CONVERTER

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. A method for controlling a converter from an n-phase AC input voltage to a DC output voltage, each phase of the AC input
voltage being connected to a switch of the converter, the method comprising:
determining the signs of j characteristic voltages;
determining a reference combination to which the signs of the j characteristic voltages correspond by comparing the signs
of the j characteristic voltages to data from a reference table, said reference table comprising a number i of different reference
combinations, the number i being a multiple of the number n of phases of the AC input voltage, the j characteristic voltages
comprising a first set of AC input voltages and a second set of characteristic voltages, each of the characteristic voltages
of the second set being obtained by either carrying out a difference of input voltages, or carrying out a phase shift of an
input voltage, and

opening each switch for a predetermined opening time according to the reference combination identified during the determining
of the reference combination,

wherein an opening time value of each switch is predetermined before determining the reference combination.

US Pat. No. 9,406,387

CHARGE REDISTRIBUTION DURING ERASE IN CHARGE TRAPPING MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

12. A memory device, comprising:
a set of memory cells connected to a set of word lines, each memory cell of the set of memory cells comprises a charge-trapping
material; and

a control circuit, the control circuit is configured to:
perform an erase operation for the set of memory cells,
after the erase operation, apply a positive control gate voltage to each word line of the set of word lines, and
after the positive control gate voltage is applied to each word line of the set of word lines, program selected memory cells
of the set of memory cells which are connected to a selected word line of the set of word lines using incremental step pulse
programming, the incremental step pulse programming comprises an initial program voltage which is applied to the selected
word line, wherein the positive control gate voltage has a magnitude which is less than one half of an initial program voltage
of the incremental step pulse programming.