US Pat. No. 9,415,105

METHODS FOR USING EXTRACELLULAR ADENOSINE INHIBITORS AND ADENOSINE RECEPTOR INHIBITORS TO ENHANCE IMMUNE RESPONSE AND INFLAMMATION

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for reducing tumor volume and/or tumor size in a subject, comprising:
administering to the subject
(a) a therapeutically effective dose of an adenosine A2a receptor antagonist, or a therapeutically effective dose of an agent
at inhibits accumulation of extracellular adenosine, or combinations thereof, and

(b) a therapeutically effective dose of an anti-neoplastic agent, thereby reducing the volume and/or size of the tumor.

US Pat. No. 9,417,204

ANALYTE SENSOR

Senova Systems, Inc., Su...

1. A matrix material comprising a sol-gel or other polymer covalently attached to at least one of an analyte-sensitive material
(ASM) and an analyte-insensitive material (AIM), wherein said sol-gel or other polymer is formed by crossing an ASM silane
precursor compound having the structure of Formula (IV):

wherein at least two of R1, R2 and R3 are independently alkoxy, aryloxy, or methoxy, and the third is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkoxy,
aryloxy, and methoxy; X1 is —O— or a chemical bond; L is a linker; Y1? is —OCONR4—, —O—, —NR4CO—, —COR5—, —P(O)(OR6)O—, —CO2—, —O2C—, —NO2R4, —CO2NR4—, —N?N—, —CONH—, —NH—, or a chemical bond; ASM1 is an ASM or an AIM; and R4, R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, alkyl, or aryl.

US Pat. No. 9,418,315

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR EXTRACTING DATA FROM PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (PDF) FILES

Sageworks, Inc., Raleigh...

1. A method for extracting data from a portable document format (PDF) file, the method comprising:
identifying at least one document identifier associated with a first document in a portable document format (PDF) file;
determining, using the at least one document identifier, a reference point identifier in the first document, an offset value
for indicating a location of a first detection area in the first document, and size information for indicating a size of the
first detection area in the first document,

identifying, using the reference point identifier, the reference point in the first document;
identifying, using the offset value and the size information, the first detection area in the first document; and
extracting, by processing binary data of the PDF file, data within the first detection area of the first document.

US Pat. No. 9,414,941

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSERTING A PLIABLE IMPLANT THROUGH A SURGICAL INCISION USING A MULTI-STAGE COMPRESSION SLEEVE

1. A system for advancing a pliable prosthetic into a surgical incision, comprising:
a compression sleeve having a first open end, a second open end, a first stage of a first length, and a second stage of a
second length, wherein said first stage has a first cross-sectional profile that evenly extends along said first length, said
second stage has a second cross-sectional profile that extends along said second length, and wherein said first stage is accessible
through said open first end and said second stage is accessible through said open second end;

a transition zone disposed between said first stage and said second stage, wherein said transition zone has a length of less
than 40 centimeters;

wherein said sleeve is comprised of a flexible material and wherein said first cross-sectional profile of said first stage
is larger than said second cross-sectional profile of said second stage.

US Pat. No. 9,415,495

NAIL REMOVER TOOL WITH SLIDING FULCRUM AND DIMPLE

Marquette University, Mi...

1. A nail remover tool comprising a shaft having a handle end and a head end, and a head attached at the head end of the shaft,
the head comprising:
(a) a left side surface,
(b) a right side surface, and
(c) radial surfaces that transverse a perimeter portion of the left side surface and a perimeter portion of the right side
surface, the radial surfaces comprising,

(i) a first striking surface,
(ii) a dimpling surface opposite to the first striking surface, the dimpling surface comprising a dimple;
(iii) a top claw surface and a bottom claw surface forming a toothed claw between the first striking surface and the dimpling
surface; and

(iv) a second striking surface opposite the toothed claw.

US Pat. No. 9,418,657

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN EAR WORN COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Shavar Daniels, Bronx, N...

1. An ear worn communication device that works independently comprising:
an ear mounting member being configured to be operable to at least partially engage with an ear, wherein said ear mounting
member comprises a hook shape configured to at least partially wrap around the ear, said ear worn communication device being
configured to be operable to initiate a communication in response to an audible command, said ear worn communication device
being further configured with a speak recognition function to be operable to perform at least one function with said audible
command, said ear worn communication device being further configured to exchange data with an external processor, said ear
worn communication device further being further configured as a remote control that is operable to control at least a some
of the features or functions listed below, said ear worn communication device being further configured to comprise:

a communication processor configured to initiate said communication in response to said audible command;
a microphone operatively connected with said communication processor, said microphone is configured to receive said audible
command;

a task module, said task module receives said audible command from said microphone to perform a voice activated operation;
a network module, said network module is configured to receive a task operation from said task module, wherein said network
module is further configured to send said task operation to at least one of an external computer for execution;

in which said microphone comprises an array of microphones that is configured to determine the directionality of said audible
command, and wherein said array of microphones is further configured to differentiate multiple audible commands by position;

a speaker configured to transmit communications received form an external communication device, in which said speaker comprising
an adjustable volume configured to be operable with said audible command;

a power port configured to receive a power cord for connecting to an external power source;
a data port configured to receive a data cord for exchanging data with the external processor, said data port comprising at
least a fiber optic data port and said data cord comprising at least fiber optic cable;

a database of contacts;
a display configured to display said contacts from said database of contacts, said display comprising at least a touch screen
configured to allow for initiating and receiving of communications from said contacts and to control communication device
functions;

a Bluetooth speaker connection;
a digital book;
a digital notepad;
a memory of 8 GB-128 GB of storage capacity;
an electronic digital encyclopedia;
an internet connection capability;
a personal digital assistant (PDA) system;
a WIFI calling connection capability;
a WIFI internet connection capability;
a mobile hotspot functionality;
a digital dictionary;
a digital clock;
a Global Positioning System (GPS);
a digital calculator;
an AM/FM/Satellite/Internet radio;
a satellite radio configured to be operable to emit and receive short-wavelength radio transmissions and create a local network
in proximity to said ear worn communication device;

a speech to text processor operable for transcribing spoken conversations for display to a screen of a communication device;
the touch screen operable for controlling said ear worn communication device;
a vibrator function for receiving calls;
a voice ID banking system;
a credit card bill payment system;
a wireless point of sale payment system;
a language translation module operatively connected to said microphone, wherein said language translation module is configured
to be operable to translate textual communications to and from at least some languages;

a car remote control module, which is configured to be operable for remotely controlling at least some operations of a car;
an answering machine;
a motion sensor configured to be operable to detect motion near said ear worn communication device;
a computer remote control module, which is configured to be operable for remotely controlling at least some operations of
another communication device;

a voice recognition module operatively connected to said microphone, which is configured to be operable to turn said ear worn
communication device off and on; and

a vital signs measurement module, which is operatively connected with measurement sensors and signal processing algorithms
operable to monitor at least one of a heart rate, pulse and body temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,418,470

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING THE VIEWING CONFIGURATION OF A RENDERED FIGURE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method for determining a viewing configuration of a rendered figure of a human body, for generating a suitable view on
the rendered figure, the method comprising the steps of:
capturing motion data in a 3D space of one or more body parts and providing the data to a computer;
rendering a figure that mimics the movement of the human body
taking measurements of deviation of the captured motion data from at least one of a reference list of motion data and measurements
of main motion direction; and

based on the results of the measurements, determining the viewing configuration of the rendered figure the viewing configuration
comprising at least one of: rotation, tilt, and zoom of the rendered figure

wherein an area of interest is selected based on the measurements, the selected area of interest directly determining the
viewing configuration on the basis of a mapping table defining a relation between any area of interest and parameters of the
viewing configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,416,222

QUALITY TEST FOR POLYMERIZABLE LACTIC ACID AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A process for separation and purification of polymerizable lactic acid from fermentation liquors, comprising:
a) separating biomass and any solids from the fermentation liquor, in at least two successive stages;
b) separating lactic acid solution from the biomass-free fermentation liquor by use of simulated moving bed chromatography
(SMB);

c) purifying the separated lactic acid solution by a first ion exchange step;
d) subjecting the first-ion-exchange purified lactic acid solution to at least one of a first single or multistage partial
evaporation step to obtain a lactic acid solution having less than a 100% concentration by weight of lactic acid;

e) purifying the lactic acid solution further by a second ion exchange step;
f) subjecting the second-ion-exchange purified lactic acid solution to at least one of a second single or multistage evaporation
step.

US Pat. No. 9,415,530

METHOD OF PRODUCING UNIFORM POLYMER BEADS OF VARIOUS SIZES

Purolite Corporation, Ba...

1. A method for preparing spheroidal polymer beads having a volume average particle diameter of about 10 to about 180 ?m,
the method comprising the steps of:
providing an apparatus comprising a metallic membrane containing a plurality of through holes, said through holes being conical
or in the shape of a slot, wherein a first volume is in contact with a first side of the membrane and a second volume is in
contact with a second side of the membrane, the first volume comprising a polymerizable monomer phase, the second volume comprising
an aqueous liquid immiscible with the polymerizable monomer phase;

dispersing the first volume through the through holes into the second volume under conditions sufficient to form a plurality
of monomer droplets comprising the polymerizable monomer, wherein a shear force is provided at a point of egression of the
first volume into the second volume, the direction of shear substantially perpendicular to the direction of egression of the
first volume, and the shear force is provided by displacing the membrane relative to the second volume; and

polymerizing the droplets dispersed in the second volume.

US Pat. No. 9,414,835

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING SOFT TISSUE TO BONE

KFx Medical, LLC, Solana...

1. A bone implant, comprising:
an elongated hollow member; and
a tip member having a longitudinal axis, wherein the tip member comprises
a distal portion that tapers from proximal to distal, wherein the distal portion has a first dimension transverse to the longitudinal
axis that is maximum at its proximal end and wherein the distal portion is configured to pierce through bone,

a middle portion having a second dimension transverse to the longitudinal axis that is constant along the middle portion's
length, wherein the middle portion comprises a suture aperture, and

a proximal portion having a third dimension transverse to the longitudinal axis that is constant along the proximal portion's
length and smaller than the second dimension, wherein the proximal portion is configured to be positioned within a distal
portion of the elongated hollow member and not extend to a proximal end of the elongated hollow member,

wherein the tip member has a length that is shorter than the length of the elongated hollow member, and
wherein the elongated hollow member has an inner dimension transverse to its length that is smaller than the maximum first
dimension.

US Pat. No. 9,415,210

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING DEVICES FOR THE NEUROREHABILITATION OF A PATIENT

Neurohabilitation Corpora...

1. A mouthpiece for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient, the mouthpiece comprising:
an elongated housing having an anterior region and a posterior region, the elongated housing having a non-planar exterior
top surface;

a spacer attached to the top surface of the housing for minimizing contact between a patient's upper teeth and the exterior
top surface of the elongated housing;

a first printed circuit board mounted to a bottom portion of the elongated housing, the first printed circuit board having
a plurality of electrodes for delivering subcutaneous local electrical stimulation to the patient's tongue;

a rim extending from a bottom portion of the elongated housing, the rim being concentric with a perimeter of the first printed
circuit board and surrounding the perimeter of the first printed circuit board and having a u-shaped cross section; and

a first well shaped to accommodate an adhesive, the adhesive bonding the first printed circuit board to the elongate housing.
US Pat. No. 9,416,278

PIGMENT DISPERSIONS

1. A thixotropic premix composition comprising a tinctorially effective amount of one or more water insoluble pigments having
a particle size of less than about 10 microns, one or more water soluble polyols and water, one or more water soluble alcohols,
an antifoam, soya lecithin, one or more preservatives, and sufficient acid or alkali so that the premix has a pH in the range
of from 4 to 9.

US Pat. No. 9,415,769

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POWERTRAIN IN A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for controlling a vehicle powertrain, comprising:
limiting engine speed to a first predetermined speed when a battery discharge limit is at least a predetermined discharge
limit and an accelerator pedal position is less than a first predetermined position; and

allowing the engine speed to exceed the first predetermined speed when the battery discharge limit is below the predetermined
discharge limit and the accelerator pedal position is less than the first predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 9,420,731

ELECTRONIC POWER DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING AN ELECTRONIC POWER DEVICE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a power module comprising a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, wherein at least
a portion of the first main surface is a heat dissipating surface without electrical power terminal functionality;

a first porous metal layer arranged on the portion of the first main surface;
a chip carrier; and
a power semiconductor chip mounted on the chip carrier, wherein the chip carrier is exposed at the portion of the first main
surface of the power module,

wherein the chip carrier comprises a metal bonded ceramic substrate or a leadframe.

US Pat. No. 9,420,702

COMPONENT MOUNTING LINE AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method in a component mounting line including a screen printing apparatus that prints paste on a substrate
and a plurality of component mounting apparatuses that are arranged in series on a downstream side of the screen printing
apparatus and perform a component mounting-relevant operation on the substrate on which the paste has been printed by the
screen printing apparatus, the screen printing apparatus including a mask in which a first pattern-forming area in which a
first pattern corresponding to a first type substrate is formed and a second pattern-forming area in which a second pattern
corresponding to a second type substrate is formed are arranged in a predetermined pattern arrangement direction, a substrate
support unit moving mechanism that moves a substrate support unit supporting a substrate in the pattern arrangement direction
below the mask and that selectively brings the substrate into contact with one of the first pattern-forming area and the second
pattern-forming area, and a print head that prints the paste on the substrate selectively brought into contact with one of
the first pattern-forming area and the second pattern-forming area by moving over the mask, each of the plurality of component
mounting apparatuses including a first substrate carrying lane and a second substrate carrying lane which are arranged in
the pattern arrangement direction, the component mounting method comprising:
a first operation step in which the each component mounting apparatus carries the first type substrate on which the first
pattern has been printed in the first substrate carrying lane and performs a component mounting-relevant operation on the
first type substrate;

a second operation step in which the each component mounting apparatus carries the second type substrate on which the second
pattern has been printed in the second substrate carrying lane and performs a component mounting-relevant operation on the
second type substrate;

an alternate carrying-in step in which the screen printing apparatus alternately carries in the first type substrate and the
second type substrate; and

a continuous carrying-in step in which the screen printing apparatus continuously carries in the first type substrate or the
second type substrate which has a shorter line tact time.

US Pat. No. 9,419,556

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING A PUMP

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A method of operating a pump system having a pump arranged to be rotated with an AC motor, an inverter, an output of which
is electrically connected to the AC motor, and a photovoltaic panel system electrically connected to feed DC power to the
inverter, the method comprising:
setting a voltage limit (Vboost);

determining continuously a voltage obtained from the photovoltaic panel system;
when the determined voltage of the photovoltaic panel system is below the set voltage limit, controlling an output frequency
of the inverter such that a ratio between an output voltage of the inverter and the output frequency is substantially constant;
and

when the determined voltage of the photovoltaic panel system exceeds the voltage limit (Vboost), controlling the output frequency of the inverter for keeping the voltage of the photovoltaic panel system substantially
at the voltage limit.

US Pat. No. 9,416,213

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYCARBODIIMIDE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for producing a polycarbodiimide, the process comprising:
(a) polymerizing a diisocyanate in the presence of a carbodiimidization catalyst in a reaction vessel in liquid phase at a
temperature in the range of from 20 to 250° C., at a pressure in the range of from 20 to 800 mbar and in the presence of at
least one inert gas,

wherein the at least one inert gas is introduced into the liquid phase in the reaction vessel with a flow rate in the range
of from 1 x/h to 20 x/h, x being the volume of the reaction vessel, and

wherein the at least one inert gas is selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, helium, neon, argon, and a mixture of
two or more thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,420,717

PLUG-IN UNIT PROTECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

9. A plug-in unit configured for stacking in an electronic equipment unit, comprising:
at least one fender on at least one side of the plug-in unit, the at least one fender having a generally planar bottom surface
for securing to the plug-in unit, an elevated upper surface, and first and second ends;

wherein the upper surface is at least partially curved or chamfered between the first and second ends, such that the upper
surface is non-planar when viewed as a cross section of the at least one fender in a direction that is perpendicular to a
direction generally coinciding with a direction of insertion of the plug-in unit; and

wherein the at least one fender is rigidly affixed to the plug-in unit, such that the upper surface of the at least one fender
is configured so as not to move relative to the plug-in unit.

US Pat. No. 9,420,714

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH UNIFIED DISPLAY MOUNTING STRUCTURES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
a planar metal midplate member mounted to the housing that stiffens the housing;
reflector structures on the planar midplate member that form a recess; and
display backlight structures in the recess formed from the reflector structures.

US Pat. No. 9,420,660

LIGHTING FIXTURE INCLUDING HUMAN DETECTING SENSOR

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting fixture comprising:
an LED;
a human detecting sensor configured to detect a person; and
a controller configured to set a light modulation level of the LED in accordance with a detection result of the human detecting
sensor;

the controller being configured to set the light modulation level to a first light modulation level in a period from a beginning
of a night time slot until when a predetermined first time period elapses, regardless of the detection result of the human
detecting sensor,

the controller being configured to set the light modulation level to a second light modulation level that is lower than the
first light modulation level when the first time period elapses,

the controller being configured to set, when the human detecting sensor detects a person in a state where the light modulation
level is set to the second light modulation level, the light modulation level to the first light modulation level for a predetermined
time period, and

the controller being configured to set the light modulation level to the second light modulation level regardless of the detection
result of the human detecting sensor, when a predetermined second time period elapses after the first time period has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 9,420,617

MANAGEMENT OF DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION RESOURCES USING MACROCELL COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method of establishing a device-to-device (D2D) communication link between a first wireless communication device and
a second wireless communication device, the method comprising:
receiving, at a base station from the first wireless communication device, a D2D call initiation message over an uplink macrocell
communication resource defined by a communication specification for uplink transmission from wireless communication devices
to base stations in a macrocell communication system, the D2D call initiation message comprising a device identifier of the
second wireless communication device; and

transmitting a D2D link establishment message from the base station to the second wireless communication device over a downlink
macrocell communication resource defined by the communication specification for downlink transmission from base stations to
wireless communication devices in the macrocell communication system, the D2D link establishment message comprising information
for establishing a D2D communication link between the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication
device, wherein the transmitting comprises, in response to receiving the D2D call initiation message, transmitting a paging
message to the second wireless communication device indicating to the second wireless communication device that the first
wireless communication device is establishing the D2D communication link with the second wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,420,707

SUBSTRATE FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICES INCLUDING MULTI-LAYER GLASS CORE AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A substrate comprising:
a core including of a number of discrete amorphous solid glass layers, the core having a first surface and an opposing second
surface;

a number of conductors extending through the core from the first surface to the second surface;
at least one dielectric layer and at least one metal layer disposed at the first surface of the core, wherein the at least
one metal layer at the first surface is electrically coupled with at least one of the conductors;

at least one dielectric layer and a least one metal layer disposed at the second surface of the core, wherein the at least
one metal layer at the second surface is electrically coupled with at least one of the conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,420,621

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication method comprising:
when a radio terminal detects an occurrence of a connection failure with a network in a radio resource control (RRC) connected
state, storing a radio link failure (RLF) report regarding the detected connection failure, separately from minimization of
drive test (MDT) measurement data, in the radio terminal;

when the radio terminal fails an establishment of a RRC connection with the network, storing connection establishment failure
information regarding a connection establishment failure, separately from the MDT measurement data, in the radio terminal;

when the radio terminal establishes a RRC connection with the network and has the RLF report, sending a notification indicating
a possibility of sending the RLF report, from the radio terminal to the network; and

when the radio terminal receives a sending request for the RLF report from the network based on the notification, sending
the RLF report containing first time information for identifying a time of occurrence of the connection failure, separately
from the MDT measurement data, from the radio terminal to the network,

wherein the radio terminal is further configured to send the connection establishment failure information containing second
time information for identifying a time of the connection establishment failure, to the network.

US Pat. No. 9,420,726

CONTAINER-TYPE DATA CENTER AND AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A container-type data center comprising:
a container that includes an electronic device;
a first fan that takes in outside air to the container and sends the taken-in outside air to the electronic device;
a second fan that is built into the electronic device, cools down a heat-producing component provided in the electronic device,
and rotates at a first rotation speed when a temperature of the heat-producing component is a first threshold or more, and
rotates at a second rotation speed which is higher than the first rotation speed when the temperature of the heat-producing
component is a second threshold or more which is higher than the first threshold;

a differential pressure sensor that measures a differential pressure between a pressure in an intake air side and a pressure
in an exhaust air side of the second fan; and

a control unit that controls a rotation speed of the first fan and a rotation speed of the second fan based on a temperature
of the heat-producing component and, when the second fan rotates at the first rotation speed or at the second rotation speed
and a pressure in the exhaust air side is higher than a pressure in the intake air side, repeats controlling the rotation
speed of the first fan so that the temperature of the heat-producing component increases by a predetermined temperature to
make the pressure in the intake air side higher than the pressure in the exhaust air side, based on a measurement result of
the differential pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,420,639

SMART DEVICE FABRICATION VIA PRECISION PATTERNING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor processing tool component, the method comprising:
providing a substrate of the semiconductor processing tool component;
patterning the substrate to form a sensor directly on the substrate, wherein patterning the substrate comprises using metal
or ceramic features, and a precision plasma spray, wherein the precision plasma spray comprises:

supporting the substrate in a precision plasma spray cell;
introducing a powder into a plasma flame within the precision plasma spray cell, melting the powder;
directing the molten powder to impact the substrate in a pattern to form the sensor without significantly increasing temperature
of the substrate of the semiconductor processing tool component enabling patterning without deforming the pattern that forming
the sensor having a thickness in the range of 0.005 mm to 0.5 mm; and

depositing a top layer over the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,420,728

LIQUID-COOLED HEAT SINK CONFIGURED TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling apparatus comprising:
a liquid-cooled heat sink, the liquid-cooled heat sink comprising:
a thermally conductive structure configured to couple along a horizontal main heat transfer surface thereof to at least one
electronic component to be cooled, the thermally conductive structure comprising a coolant-carrying compartment through which
liquid coolant flows, at least in part, in a direction substantially parallel to the horizontal main heat transfer surface
of the thermally conductive structure;

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

wherein the coolant-carrying compartment of the thermally conductive structure comprises a base surface, and the coolant outlet
tube extends into the coolant-carrying compartment to the base surface of the coolant-carrying compartment and the base surface
of the coolant-carrying compartment includes a recess aligned below the coolant outlet tube to facilitate liquid coolant flow
into the coolant outlet tube from the coolant-carrying compartment and thereby facilitate withdrawal of the liquid coolant
therefrom for a transport mode of the cooling apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,419,424

SWITCHGEAR BUS SUPPORT BUSHING STRUCTURE

ABB Schweiz AG, Zurich (...

1. A bushing structure for mounting to a switchgear frame and for supporting bus bars, the bushing structure comprising:
first and second separate support structures each having surfaces defining at least one opening, the support structures being
coupled together so that the openings cooperate to define at least one passage through the bushing structure and so that a
slot is defined between the first and second support structures, surrounding the passage, and

a bushing constructed and arranged to be disposed in the passage, the bushing having a body, at least one bus receiving member,
and a compression structure surrounding the at least one bus receiving member, the bus receiving member having an opening
there-through sized to receive a bus bar,

wherein, when the first and second support structures are coupled together with the bushing in the passage, the compression
structure is disposed in the slot, sandwiched between the first and second support structures so that the first and second
support structures exert pressure on the compression structure.

US Pat. No. 9,414,931

ARTIFICIAL DISC

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A surgical method comprising:
performing a total or partial discectomy to remove disc material from the disc space; and
inserting a disc assembly into the disc space via a posterior approach, wherein the disc assembly comprises an upper endplate,
with keels, a lower endplate with keels, a flexible core element and a slider plate,

wherein an extension portion of the upper endplate is adapted it fit within a first cavity in an upper portion of the flexible
core element and an extension portion of the second endplate is adapted to fit within a second cavity in the lower portion
of the flexible core element,

wherein the slider plate is positioned completely within the first cavity in the upper portion of the flexible core element,
and

wherein the extension portion of the first endplate engages with the slider plate to allow translation and rotation.

US Pat. No. 9,418,679

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INTERPRETING RECEIVED SPEECH DATA USING SPEECH RECOGNITION

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for processing a received set of speech data, wherein the received set of speech data comprises an utterance,
the method comprising:
receiving a set of speech data;
executing a process to calculate a plurality of probabilities based on the received set of speech data, wherein each of the
plurality of probabilities indicates a statistical likelihood that the set of speech data comprises one of a plurality of
candidate utterances;

determining a plurality of difference values, each of the plurality of difference values comprising a difference between two
of the plurality of probabilities; and comparing the plurality of difference values to determine at least one disparity;

wherein the determining step further comprises:
calculating a first difference between a first probability and a second probability;
calculating a second difference between a third probability and a fourth probability; and
comparing the first difference to the second difference to determine the at least one disparity;
wherein the plurality of probabilities comprises the first probability, the second probability, the third probability, and
the fourth probability; and

wherein the plurality of difference values comprises the first difference and the second difference.

US Pat. No. 9,415,589

PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COLOR-CORRECTING PRINTING ON RECORDING MEDIUM

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A printing apparatus with a printing unit performing printing onto a recording medium to be transported, the apparatus
comprising:
a transporting unit transporting the recording medium;
a transportation velocity detector detecting a transportation velocity of the recording medium;
a timing reference signal generator generating a timing reference signal of the printing by the printing unit in accordance
with transportation of the recording medium;

a printing correction data generator generating printing correction data in accordance with the transportation velocity and
the timing reference signal so as to correspond to a time-dependent variation of the timing reference signal generator; and

a printing corrector correcting the printing of the printing unit to the recording medium in accordance with the printing
correction data,

the timing reference signal generator comprising:
a roller contacting to the recording medium; and
an encoder connected to the roller, wherein
the timing reference signal is a detection signal of the encoder,
the time-dependent variation of the timing reference signal generator corresponds to a variation in perimeter of the roller
to which the encoder is connected, and

the printing correction data generator obtains the variation in perimeter of the roller to which the encoder is connected
in accordance with the transportation velocity and the timing reference signal, and generates the printing correction data
in accordance with the variation in perimeter of the roller to which the encoder is connected.

US Pat. No. 9,419,856

NETWORK DEVICE CONFIGURATION DEPLOYMENT PIPELINE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method of configuring a network device, the method comprising:
receiving a released configuration for the network device, the released configuration representing an authoritative next-provisioned
state of the network device;

receiving a deployed configuration, the deployed configuration representing a current-provisioned state of the network device;
detecting a difference between the released configuration and the deployed configuration;
in response to detecting the difference, scheduling an update of the network device;
when scheduled, initiating the update of the network device so that the network device is configured according to the released
configuration for the network device; and

updating the deployed configuration according to the released configuration for the network device.

US Pat. No. 9,420,686

COATING SYSTEM WITH ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A coating system on a substrate for the protection against electrostatic discharge, comprising in the following order
a) an undercoat on the substrate,
b) a non-dissipative synthetic resin layer; and
c) a dissipative synthetic resin layer having a resistance to ground according to VDE-0100-410 of at least 100 kohm,
wherein a grounding device for grounding the coating system is arranged between the dissipative synthetic resin layer and
the non-dissipative synthetic resin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,420,589

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR DUAL PRIORITY ACCESS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A method for performing radio resource management in a communications system including a base station and a terminal, the
method comprising:
receiving, by the base station, an indicator of a priority from a mobility management node serving the terminal or from the
terminal, the priority being related to the terminal and indicating whether a traffic of the terminal is delay-tolerant,

removing, by the base station, at least one of a bearer carrying terminal traffic and a corresponding Radio Resource Control
(RRC) connection when the received indicator indicates a delay-tolerant priority, and

deciding, by the base station, in accordance with a congestion status whether to remove at least one of a bearer carrying
terminal traffic and a corresponding RRC connection when the received indicator does not indicate the delay-tolerant priority.

US Pat. No. 9,420,637

VEHICLE MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A vehicle media and communications system, the vehicle media and communications system operably coupled to one or more
media source having a media file and/or media signal, the system comprising:
a fixed first module adapted to receive and output the media file and/or the media signal on a video display and/or audio
speaker;

a removable second module adapted to:
communicate with at least one of a communications network and a satellite network;
output communications from the at least one of the communications network and the satellite network on the video display and/or
audio speaker; and

store personalization parameters associated with at least one of vehicle media and communications system settings, vehicle
media and communications system states and vehicle media and communications system shortcuts; and

a cradle/docking station detachably coupled to the second module.

US Pat. No. 9,419,702

LAYER-2 EXTENSION SERVICES

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for providing extension services via a satellite networking system, the method comprising:
receiving traffic from a subscriber terminal at a first satellite gateway of a non-routed ground segment network, wherein
the non-routed ground segment network comprises at least one core node communicatively coupled at Layer-2 (L2) of the Open
System Interconnection (OSI) Model with the first satellite gateway and a second satellite gateway;

tagging, by the first satellite gateway, the subscriber terminal traffic with a virtual tagging tuple associated with a service
provider, the virtual tagging tuple designating the subscriber terminal traffic as service provider traffic; and

switching, at L2, the tagged subscriber traffic via the non-routed ground segment network to a service provider network associated
with the service provider according to the virtual tagging tuple.

US Pat. No. 9,417,626

EFFICIENT DESIGN AND CONFIGURATION OF ELEMENTS IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A process control configuration method in a user interface of a computer system for developing control strategies of a
process plant, wherein the user interface defines a screen area to display a plurality of independent panes therein, the method
comprising:
generating, by one or more processors, a first edit pane, including displaying a graphical representation of a first set of
logical or physical entities for carrying out respective process control operations in the process plant;

generating, by one or more processors, a second edit pane, including displaying a graphical representation of a second set
of logical or physical entities for carrying out respective process control operations in the process plant, wherein each
in the first set and the second set of logical or physical entities includes at least one input and at least one output, and
wherein each of the first edit pane and the second edit pane defines an independent user interface screen within the screen
area;

receiving, by one or more processors, a first selection of an output of a first entity in the first set of logical or physical
entities;

receiving, by one or more processors, a second selection of an input to a second entity in the second of logical or physical
entities; and

automatically generating, by one or more processors, a connection indicator in response to receiving the first selection and
the second selection that depicts a connection between the output of the first entity in the first edit pane and the input
of the second entity in the second edit pane,

wherein the connection indicator includes a first tag identifying the second pane in the first pane adjacent to the output
of the first entity, and a second tag identifying the first pane in the second pane adjacent to the input to the second entity.

US Pat. No. 9,417,629

GROUND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN AIRCRAFT WITH AN ELECTRIC TAXI SYSTEM

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A ground remote control system for an aircraft, comprising:
an electric taxi system to provide motive power to main landing gear wheels for taxiing the aircraft in response to electronic
drive commands;

a braking system to slow the aircraft during taxiing with brakes on the main landing gear wheels in response to electronic
brake commands;

a steering system to steer the aircraft during taxiing in response to electronic steering commands;
a security pairing device configured to establish a first secure communication link and protocol between a remote control
device and a ground remote control system controller located on the aircraft; and establish a second secure communication
link and protocol, using the first communication link and protocol between the remote control device and the ground remote
control system controller; and

an auxiliary power unit selectively connected to the electric taxi system, the braking system, and the steering system to
provide power to the electric taxi system, the braking system, and the steering system; the auxiliary power unit configured
to power on and power off in response to electronic power commands,

the ground remote control system controller configured to receive a desired speed and direction, braking input signals, and
a desired steering angle, from the remote control device, using the second secure communication link and protocol; and generate
the electronic drive commands, the electronic brake commands, and the electronic steering commands, based, at least in part,
on the desired speed and direction, the braking input signals, and the desired steering angle,

wherein the ground remote control system controller is further configured to receive auxiliary power unit power on and power
off signals from the remote control device, using the second secure communication link and protocol; and generate the electronic
power commands, based, at least in part, on the auxiliary power unit power on and power off signals.

US Pat. No. 9,420,734

COMBINED ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT DEVICE

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. An EMI shield, comprising:
a thermal spreader plate adapted to be seated on and convey heat from an electromagnetic emissions generating component, the
thermal spreader plate having a first material composition and a shield effectiveness that is absorption dominant to electromagnetic
waves at a given electromagnetic emissions frequency;

a shell to cover and reflect electromagnetic emissions from the electromagnetic emissions generating component, the shell
having a second material composition different than the first material composition and a shield effectiveness that is reflection
dominant to electromagnetic waves at the given electromagnetic emissions frequency; and

a gap between the thermal spreader plate and the shell and plural posts positioned between the thermal spreader plate and
the shell to transfer heat.

US Pat. No. 9,420,669

CONTROL METHOD FOR INFORMATION APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A control method for an information apparatus having a display and being connected to a network, one or more illumination
devices being controlled over the network, the control method causing a computer of the information apparatus to:
display a display screen on the display, the display screen representing a floor plan for one floor including at least two
or more rooms;

display an illumination icon representing the one or more illumination devices on the display screen representing the floor
plan, the illumination icon being commonly used for the at least two or more rooms included in the floor plan; and

output to the network a first control command, when selection of the illumination icon is sensed, and when selection of a
first room among the at least two or more rooms included in the floor plan is sensed, the first control command controlling
on/off of power for an illumination device corresponding to the first room.

US Pat. No. 9,420,703

WIRING BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A wiring board comprising a laminate, in which one or more resin insulating layers and one or more conductor layers are
stacked,
wherein the conductor layer of an outermost layer of the laminate comprises:
a plurality of connection terminal portions, which are disposed in a mounting area of a semiconductor chip and surfaces of
which are exposed for flip-chip mounting the semiconductor chip; and

a wiring conductor that is arranged at a predetermined position between the plurality of connection terminal portions, and
wherein the resin insulating layer of the outermost layer of the laminate comprises:
a dam portion for covering the wiring conductor, the dam portion having a corner portion with a first curvature; and
a reinforcement portion, which is formed between the wiring conductor and the connection terminal portion adjacent to the
wiring conductor and to be lower than a height of the dam portion, and which is concatenated with a side surface of the dam
portion to form a concatenated region between the dam portion and the reinforcement portion, the concatenated region having
a second curvature smaller than the first curvature.

US Pat. No. 9,420,682

HETEROGENEOUS THERMAL INTERFACE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a substrate;
an electronic device; and
a thermal interface located between the substrate and the electronic device, the thermal interface comprising at least two
distinct materials, the at least two distinct materials comprising a dielectric material and a thermally conductive material,
wherein the dielectric material comprises a cutout into which the thermally conductive material is located, and wherein the
electronic device is in direct contact with the thermally conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,420,599

SYNCHRONIZED ACTIVITY BITMAP GENERATION METHOD FOR CO-LOCATED COEXISTENCE (CLC) DEVICES

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communications device, comprising:
a clock source;
a first radio module communicating with a communications device in compliance with a first protocol;
a second radio module communicating with a base station in compliance with a second protocol; and
a Co-Located Coexistence (CLC) radio manager, comprising a processing circuit, receiving a traffic pattern from the first
radio module indicating a first traffic allocation for the first radio module, obtaining timing information of the base station,
obtaining a native reference clock from the clock source, converting values of the traffic pattern into the native reference
clock counts, aligning the converted traffic pattern with the timing information of the base station, converting the aligned
traffic pattern into a plurality of OFDMA frames or OFDMA sub-frames of the timing information, generating one or more CLC
bitmaps for the first radio module, and transmitting the generated CLC bitmaps to the base station via the second radio module
to recommend a second traffic allocation of the OFDMA frames or the OFDMA sub-frames,

wherein the second traffic allocation is an OFDMA traffic allocation and the timing information of the base station is a OFDMA
frame clock or a OFDMA sub-frame clock;

wherein the traffic pattern comprises information indicating whether the traffic pattern is for reception or for transmission,
a duration indicating the length of time required by the traffic pattern for each repetition thereof, and a repeating interval
of the traffic pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,415,453

RECIPROCATING TOOL

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A reciprocating tool comprising:
a rotary drive source; and
a reciprocating motion converter configured to convert a rotation of the rotary drive source into a reciprocation of a tip
tool, wherein:

the reciprocating motion converter comprises:
a cam configured to eccentrically rotate;
a balance weight, which is engaged with an elastic member, and which is configured to reciprocate; and
an intermediate member which is disposed between the cam and the balance weight, and which is engaged with the cam and the
balance weight,

wherein the elastic member is provided between the intermediate member and the balance weight and is engaged with the intermediate
member and the balance weight.

US Pat. No. 9,420,645

CONSTANT CURRENT CONTROL BUCK CONVERTER WITHOUT CURRENT SENSE

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A method for controlling an output current of a power supply, an output of the power supply coupled to an inductor:
storing, in the inductor, power from the power supply when a switch is on and transferring power form the inductor to a load
when the switch is off;

sensing a voltage across the inductor;
sensing a voltage across a switching current sense resistor coupled in series to the switch and to the inductor;
determining a reset time of the inductor by determining a duration for the voltage across the inductor to decrease from a
first value to a second value;

determining a regulation voltage, wherein the regulation voltage is directly proportional to the switching period of the switch,
a nominal output current value and a resistance of the switching current sense resistor, and inversely proportional to the
sum of the reset time and the length of time the switch is in an on state;

generating a control signal responsive to a comparison between the voltage across the switching current sense resistor and
the regulation voltage, the control signal transitioning the switch to an off state responsive to the voltage across the switching
current sense resistor exceeding the regulation voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,420,592

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE BASED ON MULTI TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of avoiding channel interference by a sensor node including a multi transmission and reception unit in a wireless
sensor network, the method comprising:
setting a channel A in a channel group A for a first wireless transmission and reception unit, and setting a channel B in
a channel group B for a second wireless transmission and reception unit;

checking interference for the channel A;
checking interference for the channel B if interference is detected in the channel A;
performing communication through a channel, where interference has not been detected, among the channel A and the channel
B;

hopping the channel A by a channel hopping coefficient j and hopping the channel B by a channel hopping coefficient k when
interference is detected in both the channel A and the channel;

checking interference on the hopped channel A;
detecting interference on the hopped channel B if interference is detected in the hopped channel A; and
performing communication through a channel, where interference is not detected, among the hopped channel A and the hopped
channel B.

US Pat. No. 9,418,115

LOCATION-BASED MOBILE SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A method comprising:
capturing, by a mobile device in a location and via an image sensor of the mobile device, an image containing a signal broadcast
from a light source;

demodulating, by a processor of the mobile device, the signal from the captured image;
processing, by the processor of the mobile device, the signal to determine information corresponding to a geographical location
of the light source;

receiving, by the mobile device and from a user of the mobile device, a search query requesting information relevant to the
location of the mobile device;

transmitting, via a network adapter of the mobile device and to a search service, the information corresponding to the geographical
location of the light source and the search query; and

receiving, from the search service and in response to the transmission comprising the information corresponding to the geographical
location of the light source and the search query, the requested information, the requested information constrained by the
information corresponding to the geographical location of the light source and the search query.

US Pat. No. 9,417,261

ATOMIC REFERENCED OPTICAL ACCELEROMETER

Honeywell International I...

1. A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) optical accelerometer, comprising:
a housing comprising an internal chamber that includes:
a Fabry-Perot cavity, wherein the Fabry-Perot cavity includes a proof mass affixed to the housing via one or more elastic
elements; and

a temperature cavity;
a light source configured to emit electromagnetic radiation into the Fabry-Perot cavity;
a first detector configured to receive electromagnetic radiation transmitted through or reflected from the Fabry-Perot cavity
from the light source and configured to generate one or more signals that indicate a position of the proof mass;

an atomic wavelength reference in optical communication with the light source;
a second detector configured to detect electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the atomic wavelength reference and configured
to generate one or more signals that indicate a wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the light source;

a first servomechanism electrically coupled to the second detector and the light source, wherein the servomechanism is configured
to adjust the light source to maintain the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the light source at approximately a selected
wavelength;

a third detector configured to detect electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the temperature cavity from the light
source and configured to generate one or more signals that indicate a temperature of the internal chamber;

one or more heating elements in thermal contact with the housing; and
a second servomechanism configured to receive the one or more signals that indicate the temperature of the internal chamber
and configured to control the one or more heating elements to control the temperature of the internal chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,420,601

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR SCHEDULING TRANSMISSION RESOURCES WITH VARIABLE GUARD INTERVALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for scheduling transmission resources in a wireless communication network, wherein a first node is arranged to
communicate over a communication channel with at least one user equipment within a cell, by using a frame comprising uplink
resources and downlink resources with a switching point between the downlink resources and the uplink resources, wherein truncation
of pilots/reference symbols takes place, resulting in loss or removal of some pilots/reference symbols, to create a guard
period situated in association with the switching point, the method comprising:
obtaining a parameter referring to an expected transmission quality of the communication and/or expected coherence properties
of the communication channel, and;

scheduling a transmission on an uplink or downlink resource, located on a time distance from the switching point, which time
distance is based on the obtained parameter and on how the truncation of pilots/reference symbols impacts the performance
loss of the transmission,

wherein scheduling resources to the at least one user equipment is performed such that the at least one user equipment with
transmission quality of the communication channel and/or coherence properties of the communication channel below at least
one predetermined threshold value is not scheduled in resources where truncation take place.

US Pat. No. 9,420,676

INSTALLATION CASE FOR RADIATION DEVICE, OIL-COOLING CIRCULATION SYSTEM AND X-RAY GENERATOR

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. An installation case for a radiation device comprising:
a case body; and
a collimator fixedly connected with the case body, the collimator being provided with a beam exit aperture and the case body
being provided with a beam exit openings;

at least a layer of shielding device provided within the case body, the at least a layer of shielding device is made of a
material that can shield a radioactive ray, and between the at least a layer of shielding device and the case body, there
is a space in which liquid can flow and parts can be installed;

wherein the collimator and the at least a layer of shielding device are integrally formed, or the collimator and the at least
a layer of shielding device are two separate parts and are fixedly connected with each other; wherein the at least a layer
of shielding device is provided with a ray exit aperture, and wherein the ray exit aperture, the beam exit aperture, and the
beam exit opening are coaxial; and

wherein the at least a layer of shielding device is in a cylindrical or prismatic shape and comprises a cylindrical body including
two end openings, a first end cover and a second end cover, wherein the first end cover and the second end cover are fixedly
connected with the two end openings of the cylindrical body, respectively, and at least one of the first end cover, the second
end cover, and the cylindrical body is provided with a fluid channel and/or a circuit channel.

US Pat. No. 9,420,483

METHOD OF REAL-TIME REGULATION COMPLIANCE FOR WIRELESS TRANSMITTERS

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method of real-time regulation compliance for a wireless transmitter, comprising:
receiving a transmission request;
calculating a transmission time duration of the transmission request;
storing the calculated transmission time duration of the transmission request into a circular buffer having positions, wherein
each position in the circular buffer covers a predetermined fraction of a determined time interval;

update a total transmission time of all the transmissions occurred within the determined time interval, by adding together
all transmission time durations which are stored in all the positions of the circular buffer;

compute an elapsed time since the last previous transmission;
check the compliance of said transmission time, total transmission time and elapsed time against predetermined criteria;
dependent on the result of said check, execute the transmission request or generate an error code.

US Pat. No. 9,416,073

METHOD TO IMPROVE HALOGENATION REACTIONS

Honeywell International I...

1. A process for the halogenation reaction of an organic starting material comprising halo-olefin compounds comprising the
steps of:
(a) conducting the halogenation reaction of the organic starting material in a first reactor using excess halogen, and
(b) conducting the halogenation reaction of the organic starting material in a second reactor using the excess halogen from
step (a) to halogenate an excess amount of the organic starting material contained in the second reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,420,704

CONNECTION USING CONDUCTIVE VIAS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An electronic module, comprising:
a substrate comprising a component portion wherein the component portion includes a component area on a surface of the substrate,
more than two metallic layers that extend along a periphery of the component portion and a first conductive vertical interconnect
access structure (via) attached to the more than two metallic layers at the periphery of the component portion such that the
more than two metallic layers and the first conductive via are configured to provide electromagnetic shielding;

an electronic component on the component area;
an overmold formed over the component area, the overmold forming an opening through which the first conductive via extends
such that the first conductive via extends above an upper surface of the overmold; and

an electromagnetic shield formed over the overmold and directly attached to the first conductive via.

US Pat. No. 9,420,698

CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE COMPRISING A METAL FINE PARTICLE SINTERED FILM

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A conductive substrate prepared by printing a coating liquid containing metal or metal oxide fine particles on a base material
to form a print layer and subjecting the above print layer to sintering treatment to form a metal fine particle sintered film,
wherein a crystallite diameter in the metal fine particle sintered film which is measured by X ray diffraction is 25 nm or
more, and in a cross section transecting the metal fine particle sintered film and base material the metal fine particle sintered
film has a void rate of 1% or less.

US Pat. No. 9,419,964

SHARING BETWEEN CPE AND COMPANION DEVICE

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A companion device based system for sharing an application context and authorization context between a consumer premises
equipment (CPE) device comprising at least one of a television or a set top box and a companion device comprising at least
one of a hand held computing device, a smart phone, a tablet, or a laptop or a personal computer, the companion device system
comprising:
a companion device search request transmitter for transmitting a search request using a service discovery protocol;
a companion device receiver for receiving a response to the search request from the CPE device;
a companion device authorization context creating processor which creates an authorization context, the authorization context
comprising metadata that grants access to a resource;

a companion device authorization context transmitter which transmits the authorization context to an application resident
on the CPE device;

a companion device application that establishes a trusted session between the application resident on the CPE and the device
application, the device application comprising:

a companion device certificate requester which requests a digital certificate from the CPE;
a companion device certificate receiver for receiving the digital certificate from the CPE; and
a companion device certificate validator which validates the digital certificate;
a companion device application context data creating processor which creates application context data; and
a companion device application context data transmitter which transmits the application context data created to the CPE device,
wherein the application context data enables the CPE device to request access to an authorized resource from a resource provider.

US Pat. No. 9,420,593

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

13. A communication method to control a plurality of carriers such that a mobile terminal apparatus communicates with a first
base station apparatus using a first carrier and communicates with a second base station apparatus using a second carrier,
which is different from the first carrier, the communication method comprising the steps of:
at the second base station apparatus, reporting at least one physical uplink shared channel resource of the second carrier
by higher layer signaling to signal to the mobile terminal apparatus;

at the second base station apparatus, triggering a channel quality by a downlink scheduling assignment to signal to the mobile
terminal apparatus;

at the mobile terminal apparatus, receiving the higher layer signaling and reserving the physical uplink shared channel resource;
and

at the mobile terminal apparatus, transmitting the channel quality report triggered by the downlink scheduling assignment
to the second base station apparatus using the physical uplink shared channel resource allocated to the second carrier by
the downlink scheduling assignment,

wherein, when simultaneous uplink transmission by the first carrier and the second carrier is not allowed, the mobile terminal
apparatus prioritizes transmitting an ACK/NACK and the channel quality report by a physical uplink shared channel allocated
to an uplink of the second carrier over transmitting the ACK/NACK and the channel quality report by a physical uplink control
channel allocated to the uplink of the first carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,420,721

LIQUID-COOLED HEAT SINK ASSEMBLIES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:
providing a liquid-cooled heat sink assembly to cool at least one component, the providing the liquid-cooled heat sink assembly
comprising:

providing a thermally conductive base structure having a sidewall surface and a main heat transfer surface, the main heat
transfer surface to couple to the at least one component to be cooled;

providing a manifold structure attached to the thermally conductive base structure, with the thermally conductive base structure
residing at least partially within a recess in the manifold structure, the manifold structure and the thermally conductive
base structure together defining a coolant-carrying compartment through which liquid coolant flows, at least in part, in a
direction substantially parallel to the main heat transfer surface of the thermally conductive base structure, wherein at
least one of the sidewall surface of the thermally conductive base structure or an opposing surface thereto of the manifold
structure comprises a continuous groove; and

providing a sealing member disposed, at least in part, within the continuous groove, the sealing member providing a fluid-tight
seal between the thermally conductive base structure and the manifold structure.

US Pat. No. 9,420,630

INTELLIGENT MESH OBJECT LIST BUILDUP

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:
establishing a connection between a first device and a second device, the first device thereby joining a mesh network to which
the second device is connected;

obtaining, at the first device, identifying information for a plurality of devices of the mesh network;
accessing information accessible to the first device to determine a device ranking among the plurality of devices of the mesh
network;

after determining a ranking, obtaining information from a ranked device regarding objects available from the ranked device,
wherein the ranked device comprises a plurality of ranked devices;

organizing the ranked devices into groups;
ordering the groups; and
creating, using a processor, a list of available objects on the mesh network;
wherein the list of available objects is ordered taking into account the objects available from the ranked devices.

US Pat. No. 9,416,014

METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRICHLOROSILANE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method for producing trichlorosilane, using an apparatus comprising:
a reaction vessel in which a supply gas containing silicon tetrachloride and hydrogen is supplied to produce a reaction product
gas containing trichlorosilane and hydrogen chloride;

a heating mechanism including a heater that heats the interior of the reaction vessel, encloses the reaction vessel, and heats
the interior of the reaction vessel;

wherein a reaction passageway is formed in the interior of the reaction vessel, in which a plurality of small spaces partitioned
by a plurality of reaction tubular walls that have different inner diameters and are substantially concentrically disposed
communicate by flow penetration sections formed alternately in lower portions and upper portions of the reaction tubular walls
in order from the inside, and an outlet of the reaction passageway is at an outermost small space,

a gas supply section which is in communication with the innermost small space of the plurality of small spaces that supplies
the supply gas in the reaction vessel, and is formed only at a center of the reaction vessel; and

a plurality of gas discharge sections which are connected to the outermost small space that discharges the reaction product
gas from the reaction vessel to the outside,

the gas supply section and the gas discharge sections are connected to the reaction passageway, and
said method comprises a step of supplying gas from the gas supply section, moving the gas from the innermost small space of
the plurality of small spaces to the outermost small space, and discharging gas from the gas discharge sections, with the
flow direction of the gas repetitively changes between a downward direction and an upward direction every time the gas moves
to the outside of the reaction passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,420,690

CONNECTOR

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A connector comprising:
a wiring layer;
a dielectric layer disposed on the wiring layer, wherein the dielectric layer has at least one via hole to partially expose
the wiring layer;

a conductive structure disposed on the inner wall of the via hole of the dielectric layer and electrically connected to the
wiring layer;

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

US Pat. No. 9,414,761

QRS COMPLEX IDENTIFICATION IN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SIGNALS

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A method for identifying a QRS complex in an Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal, the method comprising:
receiving the ECG signal captured by an ECG recorder, wherein the ECG signal is indicative of an electrical activity of heart
of an individual;

filtering the ECG signal by passing the ECG signal through at least one of a first low-pass filter and a high-pass filter
to obtain a filtered ECG signal;

squaring the filtered ECG signal to obtain a squared filtered ECG signal;
generating an envelope ECG signal by capturing peaks of the squared filtered ECG signal;
determining a moving average ECG signal based on a moving average of sample points associated with the envelope ECG signal,
wherein a sample point is indicative of an amplitude of the envelope ECG signal at a time instance; and

filtering the moving average ECG signal to obtain a processed ECG signal, by passing the moving average ECG signal through
a second low-pass filter;

identifying a search region in the processed ECG signal, wherein the search region is indicative of a time span between two
consecutive peaks of the processed ECG signal;

identifying a maximum amplitude peak in a time interval of the filtered ECG signal that corresponds to the time span of the
search region of the processed ECG signal, wherein the maximum amplitude peak is an R peak of an R wave of the QRS complex;
and

identifying a Q peak of a Q wave, and an S peak of an S wave, of the QRS complex based on the R peak of the R wave.

US Pat. No. 9,420,709

CORELESS BOARD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE USING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A coreless board for a semiconductor package, the coreless board comprising:
a build-up layer comprising circuit layers and insulating layers disposed between the circuit layers;
a plurality of external connection terminals formed on the build-up layer;
a solder resist layer formed on the build-up layer so as to expose the plurality of external connection terminals, the solder
resist layer having an opening formed thereon in such a way that the opening exposes the plurality of external connection
terminals;

a first via hole disposed in a first insulating layer; and
a second via hole disposed in a second insulating layer, the second insulating layer disposed closer to the external connection
terminals than the first insulating layer,

wherein a width and a height of the second via hole are smaller than those of the first via hole.

US Pat. No. 9,420,671

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A lighting control system comprising:
a plurality of light sources;
a plurality of light source drivers, each of the light source drivers being configured to adjust a light emission intensity
of an associated one of the light sources in at least two levels; and

an integrated controller configured to control the light source drivers to control conditions of the light sources in an integrated
manner,

wherein the integrated controller is configured to control the light source drivers to execute a light intensity transition
of reducing the light emission intensity from a first light intensity level to a second light intensity level that is lower
than the first light intensity level with respect to each of the light sources such that a timing at which the light intensity
transition ends is substantially the same for each of the light sources.

US Pat. No. 9,420,732

SOLAR INVERTER

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG, ...

1. A solar inverter comprising a chassis, a cooling module, a DC module, an inverter module and an AC module, wherein:
the cooling module, the DC module, the inverter module and the AC module are provided side-by-side within the chassis;
the DC module comprises an input, a disconnection switch and an output, wherein the input of the DC module is configured to
be connected to a DC solar power source and wherein the disconnection switch of the DC module is provided on an exterior of
the chassis and is configured to electrically disconnect the input and the output of the DC module;

the inverter module comprises an input coupled to the output of the DC module and an output, wherein the inverter module is
configured to convert DC power at the input of the inverter module into AC power at the output of the inverter module;

the AC module comprises an input coupled to the output of the inverter module, an output and a disconnection switch, wherein
the disconnection switch of the AC module is provided on the exterior of the chassis and on a same side of the chassis as
the disconnection switch of the DC module, and wherein the disconnection switch for the AC module is configured to electrically
disconnect the output of the inverter module and the output of the AC module; and

the cooling module is configured to pump a fluid coolant around the solar inverter in order to cool one or more elements of
the DC module, the inverter module and/or the AC module.

US Pat. No. 9,417,644

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An apparatus for controlling a power supply system, comprising:
an offset correction circuit equally dividing an input voltage into n (n is a natural number larger than 2) and outputting
n divided voltages; and

a control unit using an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to detect the n divided voltages output from the offset correction
circuit, and determining a difference in levels between a value of the detected n divided voltages and a value calculated
by dividing the input voltage by n, as an offset correction value.

US Pat. No. 9,415,804

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING OBJECTS IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF A VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A device for displaying objects in surroundings of a vehicle, comprising:
a sensor arrangement for sensing objects in the surroundings of the vehicle and for determining a position of the objects
relative to the vehicle,

wherein the sensor arrangement comprises:
a detection range that covers only a partial area of the surroundings of the vehicle,
a route-sensing device for sensing a route travelled along by the vehicle,
a processing device for determining, on a basis of the route travelled along by the vehicle, positions of the objects in the
surroundings of the vehicle even when said objects have left the detection range of the sensor arrangement, and

a display device for displaying the objects and their position relative to the vehicle,
wherein the processing device is configured to determine an area of the surroundings of the vehicle for which no object information
is available,

wherein the display device displays an extent of the area,
wherein the display device represents the surroundings of the vehicle in the form of a plurality of segments,
wherein the display device represents the plurality of segments in a marked fashion,
wherein a marking for a segment of the plurality of segments is a first type marking if object information for the segment
is available, and

wherein the marking for the segment is a second type marking if no object information is available.
US Pat. No. 9,420,697

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN Co., Ltd., Ogaki-...

1. A method for manufacturing a printed wiring board, comprising:
forming an interlayer insulation layer on a conductive circuit;
applying laser to a portion of the interlayer insulation layer such that an opening reaching to the conductive circuit is
formed for a via conductor;

subjecting the opening to a plasma treatment using a processing gas which includes a reactive gas comprising a fluorovinyl
ether gas having a double bond of two carbon atoms and a fluoroalkyl ether group;

forming an upper conductive circuit on the interlayer insulation layer; and
forming a via conductor in the opening such that the via conductor connects the conductive circuit and the upper conductive
circuit,

wherein the plasma treatment is a 60-Hz non-equilibrium plasma treatment under an atmospheric pressure, and the reactive gas
is at least one of trifluorovinyl(pentafluoroallyl) ether and decafluoro-3-oxa-1,6-heptadiene.

US Pat. No. 9,420,582

CONFIGURATION OF RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:
selecting at least one extended preamble from cyclically shifted sequences of a Zadoff-Chu root sequence, wherein the selected
at least one extended preamble is to be used in an uplink random access request and each selected extended preamble is the
result of a selected cyclic shift which corresponds to cyclic shift -specific timing uncertainty windows, each having a predefined
length, wherein:

the cyclic shift -specific timing uncertainty windows of each extended preamble comprise at least a first window including
at least the selected cyclic shift, a second and a third window corresponding to frequency cyclic shifts of +1 or ?1 of the
first window, respectively, and a fourth and a fifth window corresponding to frequency cyclic shifts of +2 or ?2 of the first
window, respectively; and

any of the cyclic shift -specific timing uncertainty windows of the selected extended preamble do not overlap with one other
or with any timing uncertainty window of any other preamble using the same Zadoff-Chu root sequence, wherein cell-specific
preamble sequences available for use in the uplink random access comprises two separate sets: a first set comprising only
at least one non-extended preamble, wherein, in the selection of the at least one non-extended preamble, at least the fourth
window and the fifth window are not comprised in the timing uncertainty windows, and a second set comprising only the at least
one extended preamble; the method further comprising performing at least one of the following:

applying different Zadoff-Chu root sequences for the second set and for the non-extended preambles of the first set which
are reserved for a contention based random access in order to allow transmitting the random access request carrying a preamble
sequence selected from the first set in a same resource unit as the random access request carrying a preamble sequence selected
from the second set, and

transmitting the random access request carrying a preamble sequence selected from the first set in a different resource unit
than the random access request carrying a preamble sequence selected from the second set, wherein the resource unit comprises
telecommunication transmission resources and wherein the random access request is transmitted using the telecommunication
transmission resources.

US Pat. No. 9,420,304

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOTION VECTOR ENCODING/DECODING, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING USING SAME

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

1. A video decoding apparatus using an inter-prediction, the apparatus comprising:
a decoder configured to reconstruct a flag and quantized transform coefficients by decoding a bitstream, the flag indicating
one among a plurality of modes for determining the motion vector of the current block;

a predictor configured to determine a motion vector of a current block to be decoded in a current picture, and predict pixels
in current block using the motion vector of the current block;

an inverse quantizer and inverse transformer configured to inversely quantize and then inversely transform the quantized transform
coefficients to thereby reconstruct residual signals; and

an adder configured to add the predicted pixels to the reconstructed residual signals which correspond to the predicted pixels,
wherein, when the flag indicates a first mode among the plurality of modes, the predictor is configured to
derive a set of candidate motion vectors from motion vectors of a plurality of neighboring blocks of the current block,
select a candidate motion vector from the set of candidate motion vectors,
set a predicted motion vector of the current block to the selected candidate motion vector, and
determine the motion vector of the current block by adding the predicted motion vector of the current block to a differential
vector decoded from the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 9,420,679

HYBRID GENERATORS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A system comprising:
an induction device; and
a generator electrically coupled to the induction device and configured to provide power to the induction device to sustain
an inductively coupled plasma in a torch portion received by the induction device, the generator comprising a circuit configured
to electrically couple to the induction device and provide power to the induction device in a driven mode to sustain the inductively
coupled plasma in the torch body in the driven mode and configured to provide power to the induction device in an oscillation
mode to sustain the inductively coupled plasma in the torch body in the oscillation mode.

US Pat. No. 9,415,099

METHOD OF ALTERING THE IMMUNDOMINANCE HIERARCHY OF HIV GAG BY DNA VACCINE EXPRESSING CONSERVED REGIONS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of inducing an immune response in a subject, the method comprising:
(a) administering a first Gag conserved element nucleic acid that encodes a first Gag conserved element polypeptide that comprises
six conserved elements from Gag to the subject, wherein the conserved elements are from different regions of Gag, and further,
wherein each conserved element is at least 12 amino acids in length, but less than 30 amino acids in length and the conserved
elements are not contiguous;

(b) administering a second Gag conserved element nucleic acid that encodes a second Gag conserved element polypeptide that
comprises at least one variant of a conserved element polypeptide differs from the variant in the first polypeptide by 1,
2, or 3 amino acids; and

(c) administering a nucleic acid encoding a full-length Gag protein;
wherein the nucleic acid encoding the full-length Gag protein is administered after the first and the second Gag conserved
element nucleic acids, and

wherein the region of the nucleic acid encoding the full-length Gag protein encodes only the full-length Gag protein.

US Pat. No. 9,419,714

REMOTELY RECONFIGUREABLE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHODS

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A system for transmitting signals, comprising:
a plurality of remote radio units; and
a plurality of digital access units each coupled to another one of the plurality of digital access units via a bidirectional
cable, wherein one of the plurality of digital access units is coupled to a first base station, the one of the plurality of
digital access units configured to communicate with at least a first portion of the plurality of remote radio units, and wherein
another one of the plurality of digital access units is coupled to a second base station, the another one of the plurality
of digital access units configured to communicate with at least a second portion of the plurality of remote radio units,

wherein the first portion of the plurality of remote radio units are each configured to packetize first uplink signals for
transmission to the one of the plurality of digital access units, and the one of the plurality of digital access units is
configured to packetize first downlink signals for transmission to the first portion of the plurality of remote radio units,
and

wherein the second portion of the plurality of remote radio units are each configured to packetize second uplink signals for
transmission to the another one of the plurality of digital access units, and the another one of the plurality of digital
access units is configured to packetize second downlink signals for transmission to the second portion of the plurality of
remote radio units.

US Pat. No. 9,417,297

TUNNELING MAGNETO-RESISTIVE DEVICE WITH SET/RESET AND OFFSET STRAPS

Honeywell International I...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a sensing device configured to change electrical resistance in response to a magnetic field, wherein the sensing device exhibits
a tunneling magneto-resistive effect (TMR); and

a first current carrying conductor positioned in proximity to the TMR sensing device, wherein the first current carrying conductor
is configured to generate the magnetic field upon an application of a sufficient current, wherein the first current carrying
conductor is configured such that the generated magnetic field is sufficiently strong and properly oriented so as to cause
a magnetization of a soft magnetic layer of the TMR sensing device, and to cause a change of the TMR sensing device from one
bi-stable state to another bi-stable state; and

control circuitry electrically coupled to the sensing device and the first current carrying conductor, wherein the control
circuitry is configured to apply the sufficient current to the first current carrying conductor, to force the orientation
of the magnetization into a known configuration, and to determine an actual null of the apparatus, and wherein the control
circuitry is configured to correct a null balance point of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,416,110

PROCESS FOR MAKING HYDROXYLATED CYCLOPENTYLPYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of formula IV:

or a salt thereof, wherein:
R2 is —CN, —COORa or —CONRaRb;

Ra and Rb are independently hydrogen, —ORc, substituted or unsubstituted C1-12 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-12 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-12 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-8cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted phenyl or substituted or unsubstituted 3 to 12 membered heterocyclyl; or

Ra and Rb are taken together with the atom to which they are attached to form a 3-7 membered heterocyclyl;

Rc is independently hydrogen or optionally substituted C1-12 alkyl; and

each R3 is independently iodo or bromo.

US Pat. No. 9,420,091

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH-QUALITY CALL RECORDING IN A HIGH-AVAILABILITY ENVIRONMENT

Avaya Inc., Basking Ridg...

1. A computer implemented method to improve quality of a high-availability recording of a media stream, comprising:
recording the media stream by a first recorder executing on a first application server at a first network location, to produce
a first recording;

recording the media stream by a second recorder executing on a second application server at a second network location to produce
a second recording, the second network location different than the first network location;

segmenting the first recording into a first plurality of segments;
segmenting the second recording into a second plurality of segments, wherein each segment of the first plurality of segments
is substantially coextensive with a respective corresponding segment of the second plurality of segments thereby defining
a plurality of segment pairs, wherein each segment pair comprises a) a respective first segment of the first plurality of
segments and b) its respective corresponding segment of the second plurality of segments; and

for each segment pair:
comparing, by a processor coupled to a memory, a first quality metric value associated with the first segment with a second
quality metric value associated with its respective corresponding segment; and

selecting, by the processor, one of the first segment or its respective corresponding segment based on the compared first
and second quality metric values; and

forwarding, by the processor, the selected one of the first segment or its respective corresponding segment for each segment
pair to a storage device for storing the selected one of the first segment or its respective corresponding segment in an archival
copy of the media stream that is of a higher quality than either the first recording or the second recording.

US Pat. No. 9,418,848

METHODS OF FORMING PATTERNS WITH A MASK FORMED UTILIZING A BRUSH LAYER

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a pattern, comprising:
forming a first mask over a material, the first mask having features extending therein and defining a first pattern; the first
pattern having a first level of uniformity across a distribution of the features; the features within such distribution all
being of similar size;

forming a brush layer across the first mask and within the features to narrow the features and create a second mask from the
first mask; the second mask having a second level of uniformity across the narrowed features which is greater than the first
level of uniformity;

transferring a pattern from the second mask into the material; and
wherein the features of the first mask are distributed amongst two or more different shapes with one of the shapes being substantially
circular and another being substantially diamond, and wherein the brush layer alleviates differences between such shapes.

US Pat. No. 9,415,868

ROTOR BLADE WITH CONTROL FLAP

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A rotor blade with an exterior shell extending in a span and chord wise direction and at least one control flap extending
in essentially span wise direction to said exterior shell, particularly a rotor blade with an exterior shell extending in
a span and chord wise direction and at least one control flap extending in essentially span wise direction to said exterior
shell for a main rotor of a helicopter, said at least one control flap projecting in an essentially chord wise direction beyond
said exterior shell, said rotor blade comprising:
at least one blade chamber inside said exterior shell and at least one passage from said at least one blade chamber to said
at least one control flap;

load transmission means in said at least one blade chamber, said load transmission means comprising at least one piling type
housing respectively with one actuator, one flap drive and a longitudinal girder, said at least one piling type housing supporting
centrally said one actuator distal to said longitudinal girder, said flap drive being oriented essentially in said chord direction
and being in driving connection with said actuator and said at least one control flap, said longitudinal girder being fixed
to said exterior shell and extending longitudinally in said essentially span wise direction,

at least one pivot bearing mounted to said longitudinal girder to support said at least one control flap;
at least one bearing at said at least one control flap for connection of said at least one control flap to said at least one
flap drive; and

withholding means for each actuator with orientation essentially in said span wise direction, said withholding means being
respectively fixed at one end to said exterior shell and at another end to each actuator,

wherein said at least one piling type housing comprises at least one upper strap and at least one lower strap oriented essentially
in said chord direction in between said longitudinal girder on one side and the support for said at least one actuator on
another side, each of said upper and lower straps being aligned in chord direction relative to said at least one pivot bearing
and said at least one actuator, and said upper and lower straps being stiff in chord direction and flexible in span wise direction.

US Pat. No. 9,420,699

NON-DELETERIOUS TECHNIQUE FOR CREATING CONTINUOUS CONDUCTIVE CIRCUITS UPON THE SURFACES OF A NON-CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE

Taiwan Green Point Enterp...

1. An electronic assembly comprising:
a non-conductive substrate;
a metallic base layer upon a portion of said non-conductive substrate, said metallic base layer consisting of one of palladium,
rhodium, platinum, iridium, osmium, gold, and iron, wherein said metallic base layer has structural characteristics indicative
of said metallic base layer being processed by a laser;

a first metal layer on top of said metallic base layer, wherein said first metal layer has structural characteristics indicative
of said first metal layer being added using a chemical plating process; and

wherein structural characteristics indicative of the first metal layer being processed by the laser are absent; and
a second metal layer on top of said first metal layer, wherein said second metal layer has structural characteristics indicative
of said second metal layer being added using an electroplating process.

US Pat. No. 9,417,277

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE WIND TURBINE DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein at least one of the distributed resources is a wind turbine, and wherein a
distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known, generating a current
by a controllable voltage source converter of one or more distributed resources not located at the fault and injecting the
current into the power distribution system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of
the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,420,724

POWER CONVERTER ASSEMBLY

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A power converter assembly, comprising:
a housing;
a cold plate located within the housing;
a power converter module conductively coupled with the cold plate, receiving a power input, and providing a power output,
wherein the housing is enclosed such that a thermal output of the power converter module is greater than the rate of thermal
transfer out of the housing by natural heat transfer;

heat-sensitive circuitry located within the housing and having a predetermined thermal operating limit; and
a thermal composite overlying the power converter module and at least partially thermally insulating the power converter module
from the heat sensitive circuitry;

wherein the power converter module generates heat while converting the power input to the power output, the thermal composite
insulates the heat-sensitive circuitry from at least a portion of the generated heat such that the temperature of the heat-sensitive
circuitry does not rise above the thermal operating limit, and at least a portion of the generated heat is removed by way
of conduction through the cold plate.

US Pat. No. 9,416,954

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT PROPERTIES

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A light fixture comprising:
(a) an electronic housing; and
(b) a first and a second optical chamber, each comprising:
(i) a heat sink comprising:
at least one planar portion;
an outer side arm and an inner side arm, each extending downwardly at an angle from the at least one planar portion so as
to define at least one trough having a trough opening, wherein the outer side arm terminates in an outer heat sink edge; and

a plurality of vents extending through the at least one heat sink, wherein at least one fin integrally-formed with the heat
sink extends upwardly from the heat sink and angles at least partially over at least one of the plurality of vents;

(ii) at least one printed circuit board having a surface on which at least one light emitting diode is mounted, wherein the
at least one printed circuit board is mounted on the at least one planar portion of the heat sink within the at least one
trough; and

(iii) at least one reflector comprising at least one aperture, wherein the at least one reflector is positioned over at least
a portion of the surface of the at least one printed circuit board so as to cover the portion of the surface and so that the
at least one light emitting diode is positioned within the at least one aperture of the at least one reflector,
wherein the first and second optical chambers are positioned (A) exterior to, and on opposing sides of, the electronic housing
such that the electronic housing is interposed between the first and second optical chambers and (B) a distance from the electronic
housing such that an air gap is formed between the electronic housing and each of the first and second optical chambers.

US Pat. No. 9,420,648

TIMING CIRCUITS AND DRIVING CIRCUITS USED IN LIGHTING SYSTEMS

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A timing circuit, comprising:
a first logic circuit having an input terminal, a first output terminal and a second output terminal, wherein the input terminal
is configured to receive a detecting signal, and wherein based on a falling edge of the detecting signal, the first logic
circuit provides a first logic signal and a second logic signal at the first output terminal and the second output terminal
respectively;

a first counter having a control terminal, a first output terminal and a second output terminal, wherein the control terminal
is coupled to the second output terminal of the first logic circuit for receiving the second logic signal, and wherein based
on the second logic signal, the first counter generates a first counting signal at the first output terminal and a second
counting signal at the second output terminal, and wherein a counting period of the first counting signal is longer than a
counting period of the second counting signal;

a latching circuit having a control terminal, an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the control terminal is coupled
to the first output terminal of the first logic circuit for receiving the first logic signal, and wherein the input terminal
is coupled to the first output terminal of the first counter for receiving the first counting signal, and wherein based on
the first logic signal, the latching circuit samples and holds the first counting signal and provides a third counting signal
at the output terminal; and

a judging circuit having a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the first input terminal
is coupled to the second output terminal of the first counter for receiving the second counting signal, the second input terminal
is coupled to the output terminal of the latching circuit for receiving the third counting signal, and wherein the judging
circuit detects whether the second counting signal is equal to the third counting signal and provides a timing signal at the
output terminal accordingly.

US Pat. No. 9,420,293

IMAGE CODING/DECODING DEVICE USING CODING BLOCK IN WHICH INTRA BLOCK AND INTER BLOCK ARE MIXED, AND METHOD THEREOF

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

1. An apparatus for encoding a coding unit, the apparatus comprising:
a predictor configured
to divide the coding unit into a plurality of subblocks,
to determine respective prediction modes for respective subblocks of the plurality of subblocks of the coding unit from among
a plurality of intra prediction modes and plurality of inter prediction modes,

to determine, when the coding unit includes a plurality of intra prediction subblocks of the plurality of subblocks, an encoding
order among the intra prediction subblocks within the coding unit by comparing numbers of reconstructed neighboring blocks
that are available to respective ones of the intra prediction subblocks for use in intra prediction, wherein the intra prediction
subblocks are subblocks to be predicted by respective intra predictions, and

to perform each intra prediction for each of the intra prediction subblocks according to the determined encoding order to
thereby generate each predicted block of said each of the intra prediction subblocks;

a subtractor configured to generate each residual block of said each of the intra prediction subblocks, by subtracting said
each predicted block of said each of the intra prediction subblocks from said each of the intra prediction subblocks;

a transformer/quantizer configured to generate each quantized transform coefficient by transforming and quantizing said each
residual block of said each of the intra prediction subblocks; and

an encoder configured to generate encoded video data by encoding said each quantized transform coefficient into a bitstream.

US Pat. No. 9,416,639

COMBINED RF HEATING AND GAS LIFT FOR A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

11. A hydrocarbon resource recovery apparatus for a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the apparatus
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna within the wellbore;
an RF transmission line extending within the wellbore coupled between an RF power source and said RF antenna and coupled to
a gas source to be cooled by a flow of gas therefrom; and

at least one of said RF antenna and RF transmission line defining a gas lift passageway coupled to said gas source to lift
hydrocarbon resources within the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 9,418,954

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP ASSEMBLED ON AN INTERPOSER

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A device, comprising:
a chip assembled on an interposer;
an electrically-insulating layer coating an upper surface of the interposer around the chip;
first metal lines running on the upper surface of the interposer and arranged between conductive elements of connection to
the chip, at least one end of each first metal line extending beyond a projection of the chip on the interposer;

a thermally-conductive via connecting said at least one end to a heat sink supported at an upper surface of the device; and
wherein the conductive elements of connection to the chip and the first metal lines are made of a same first material and
have a same thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,414,797

COMBINATION OF CONTRAST MEDIUM AND MAMMOGRAPHY CT SYSTEM WITH A PRESPECIFIED ENERGY RANGE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING TOMOGRAPHIC MAMMOGRAPHY CT IMAGES BY THIS COMBINATION

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A mammography CT system configured to perform a CT scan, comprising:
a contrast medium application apparatus configured to supply a contrast medium to a patient, the contrast medium including
an opacifying element having an absorption peak in a first energy range, the first energy range falling within a second energy
range and the absorption peak being a K-edge of the opacifying element;

an x-ray generator including a cathode and an anode, the x-ray generator configured to emit x-rays towards a breast of the
patient lying in a prone position, the anode having an acceleration voltage applied thereto;

a prefilter configured to prefilter the x-rays before the x-rays reach the breast; and
a computer configured to,
determine a lower limit of the second energy range such that the lower limit is set based on a minimum energy absorbable by
the breast and is greater than or equal to 20 keV,

determine an upper limit of the second energy range for the CT scan of the breast such that the upper limit is above the k-edge
of the opacifying element, below a subsequent maximum dose enhancement ratio (DER) of the contrast medium and less than or
equal to 70 keV,

set the accelerating voltage of the x-ray generator such that a maximum energy of the x-rays that are emitted is the upper
limit of the second energy range, the absorption peak of the opacifying element being below the upper limit of the second
energy range, and

configure the pre-filter such that the pre-filter filters the x-rays to have a minimum energy equal to the lower limit of
the second energy range, the absorption peak of the opacifying element being above the lower limit of the second energy range.

US Pat. No. 9,417,465

NANOPHONONIC METAMATERIALS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for reducing thermal conductivity through an at least partially crystalline base material, the method comprising:
generating a plurality of local vibration modes within the at least partially crystalline base material by the oscillation
of at least one nanoscale locally resonant oscillator coupled to the base material;

interacting at least one of the local vibration modes created by the at least one nanoscale locally resonant oscillator with
a plurality of phonons moving within the base material slowing group velocities of at least a portion of the interacting phonons.

US Pat. No. 9,420,667

USER CONTROL OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETER OF A STRUCTURE

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A method of a lighting system providing user control of a structure, comprising:
configuring one or more sensor units of the lighting system;
establishing a local line-of-sight light link between a user device and at least one sensor unit of the one or more sensor
units;

receiving, by the at least one sensor unit, a request from the user device through the local line-of-sight light link;
responding, by the at least one sensor unit, to the request by transmitting over a second link, an RF (radio frequency) self-identification
signal, wherein the RF self-identification signal provides the user device with a display of control options;

receiving, by the user device, select control options from a user of the user device based on the display of control options;
transmitting, by the user device, an RF control signal that includes the select control options to the at least one sensor
unit;

the at least one sensor unit propagating the select control options to a controller of the lighting system;
the controller responding to the select control options with an operational change of a device associated with the at least
one sensor unit; and

the at least one sensor unit or the device associated with the at least one sensor unit providing an observable indicator
to the user that the select control options have been addressed.

US Pat. No. 9,420,627

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES WITH DIFFERENT RADIO LINK FAILURE TIMERS BASED ON USER EQUIPMENT SPEED

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. At least one non-transitory computer readable storage medium having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by
a computing device, cause the computing device to perform a method, the method comprising:
receiving configuration information from a base station in a one-to-one message;
configuring a set of radio link failure timers based on a set of speeds of the mobile user device indicated by the configuration
information,

wherein a radio link failure timer is set for longer when the mobile user device is moving at a high speed than it is when
the mobile user device is moving at a low speed;

detecting a radio link quality below a predetermined threshold;
starting the set of radio link failure timers in response to detecting the radio link quality below the predetermined threshold;
after starting the set of radio link failure timers, determining a speed of the mobile user device;
selecting a timer from the set of radio link failure timers based on the current speed of the mobile user device; and
declaring a radio link failure when the radio link failure timer expires.

US Pat. No. 9,415,378

DEHYDROGENATION CATALYST, ITS USE AND METHOD OF PREPARATION

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A method of forming a dehydrogenating catalyst comprising:
forming a mixture comprising a bayerite aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3), a lanthanum (La) source, a cerium (Ce) source, a barium (Ba) source, a zirconium (Zr) source, and water into a shaped body;

calcining the shaped body at a temperature of at least 750° C. to form a catalyst support;
treating the catalyst support with a dehydrogenation catalyst component to form a treated catalyst support containing the
dehydrogenation catalyst component; and

calcining the treated catalyst support.

US Pat. No. 9,415,109

STABLE NON-AGGREGATING NUCLEIC ACID LIPID PARTICLE FORMULATIONS

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation for parenteral administration comprising
(a) lipid nanoparticles comprising a cationic lipid and a nucleic acid, in
(b) a medium, wherein the formulation has one or more of the following characteristics:
(i) the medium is substantially free of anions,
(ii) the medium is non-ionic or substantially non-ionic, and
(iii) the formulation has a pH less than the pKa of the cationic lipid;
and wherein the formulation further comprises an acid, and the ratio of the anion concentration from the acid to the concentration
of the acid is less than about 0.5.

US Pat. No. 9,419,603

GATE DRIVER, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND CONTROL CIRCUIT OF FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICE

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A gate driver comprising:
a modulation circuit configured to generate a modulated internal gate turn-on voltage by periodically maintaining and dropping
a first constant voltage provided from outside, during an enable period, wherein the modulation circuit starts the enable
period according to any one of a start pulse provided from a timing controller and a carry signal provided from another gate
driver; and

a plurality of output buffers configured to commonly receive the modulated internal gate turn-on voltage, generate a modulated
gate pulse having an inclined falling edge corresponding to a drop of the modulated internal gate turn-on voltage, and output
the modulated gate pulse to corresponding output channels.

US Pat. No. 9,418,500

MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICE

OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO....

1. A media processing device comprising:
a housing having a predetermined space at an interior thereof, and at which an opening portion is formed in at least one side
surface;

a drawer that houses a first storage container that stores first media, and that can be accommodated within the housing, and
that is provided so as to be able to be pulled out along a pull out direction to an exterior of the housing via the opening
portion; and

a media storage section, housed outside the drawer, that is structured so as to be able to be attached to and removed from
the outside of the drawer at a distal end side, in the pull out direction, of the drawer, and that stores second media.

US Pat. No. 9,416,767

ERECTING A WIND POWERPLANT

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for assembling/disassembling a rotor to/from a wind powerplant, where a rotor hub, or the rotor, is mounted at
one assembly side to a tower of the wind powerplant, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a tilting mechanism that is affixed to at least one of the rotor hub and rotor blade roots of the rotor, wherein
the rotor hub and the rotor each define a respective center of gravity, wherein the tilting mechanism includes an actuator
and an engagement point, and wherein the actuator is at least one of a telescopic cylinder, a cable winch, and a control cable
to shorten and lengthen a cable;

raising the rotor hub or the rotor and holding the rotor hub or the rotor with a hoisting device with a hoisting means that
engages the engagement point of the tilting mechanism, wherein the engagement point of the tilting mechanism is a force application
site for the hoisting means connected thereto;

tilting the rotor hub in the raised state with the tilting mechanism, out of an initially raised position by a predetermined
angle of tilt or tilting the rotor from the initial, raised position through the predetermined angle of tilt with the tilting
mechanism, wherein in either tilting step, the tilting mechanism is directly connected to the hoisting device and a distance
between the engagement point and either the rotor hub center of gravity or the rotor center of gravity is changed, wherein
the engagement point is stationary during the tilting of the rotor hub; and

providing guide cables that do not tilt the rotor or the rotor hub, but further orient the rotor or the rotor hub.

US Pat. No. 9,415,446

SURFACE COATED CUTTING TOOL

Mitsubishi Materials Corp...

1. A surface coated cutting tool comprising:
a cutting tool body made of any one of cemented carbide including tungsten carbide, cermet including titanium carbonitride,
and ultra-high pressure sintered material including cubic boron nitride; and

a hard coating layer provided on a surface of the cutting tool body, wherein
the hard coating layer comprises at least a Ti and Al complex carbonitride layer formed by a chemical vapor deposition method,
the complex carbonitride layer includes an alternate laminated structure made of a region A layer and a region B layer, each
of which is represented by a composition formula (Ti1-xAlx)(CyN1-y), the alternate laminated structure having an average total layer thickness of 1-10 ?m,

in the region A layer, a content ratio x, which is an Al content relative to a total content amount of Ti and Al, satisfies
0.70?x?0.80; a content ratio y, which is a C content relative to a total content amount of C and N, satisfies 0.0005?y?0.005,
each of x and y being atomic ratio; an average grain width W, which is an average value of grain width in a plane parallel
to the surface of the cutting tool body, is 0.1 ?m or less; and an average grain length L, which is an average value of grain
length in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the cutting tool body, is 0.1 ?m or less,

in the region B layer, a content ratio x, which is an Al content relative to a total content amount of Ti and Al, satisfies
0.85?x?0.95; a content ratio y, which is a C content relative to a total content amount of C and N, satisfies 0.0005?y?0.005,
each of x and y being atomic ratio; an average grain width W, which is an average value of grain width in a plane parallel
to the surface of the cutting tool body, is 0.1 ?m to 2.0 ?m; and an average grain length L, which is an average value of
grain length in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the cutting tool body, is 0.5 ?m to 5.0 ?m,

the alternate laminated structure includes at least a pair of the region A layer and the region B layer which are alternately
arranged, and

a top layer of the alternate laminated structure is the region A layer.

US Pat. No. 9,417,140

EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE SENSOR WITH ANTI-RESONANCE CONICAL 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 through-bore extending from the proximal end to the distal end, the through-bore configured to
receive the conductor therethrough; and

an outer surface with a proximal diameter at the proximal end and a distal diameter at the distal end, the proximal diameter
is greater than the distal diameter and configured to dampen vibration;

wherein:
the conductor extends out from within the elongated shaft and beyond the distal end of the elongated shaft; and
the sensing element is supported by the conductor such that the sensing element is spaced apart from, and opposite to, the
distal end of the elongated shaft and not covered by the elongated shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,415,965

MEDIA CONVEYING DEVICE AND MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICE

OKI ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO....

1. A media conveying device comprising:
a conveying guide that is electrically non-conductive, that forms one side surface of a conveying path at which media are
conveyed along a surface direction, and that has an internal space;

a frame that is electrically conductive and holds the conveying guide;
driving rollers;
pushing rollers provided in the internal space of the conveying guide, the pushing rollers conveying the media, by nipping
the media between the pushing rollers and the driving rollers, which face the pushing rollers with the conveying path therebetween,
and by rotating;

a pushing roller urging portion that applies a pushing force that urges the pushing rollers toward the driving rollers; and
a supporting point shaft that is electrically conductive, and whose position in a first direction, that is substantially orthogonal
to a length direction of the supporting point shaft and a direction of the pushing force, is positioned by the conveying guide
in vicinities of both end portions of the supporting point shaft in the length direction, the supporting point shaft supports
the pushing roller urging portion in a vicinity of a central portion of the supporting point shaft in the length direction,
and that abuts supporting point shaft abutment portions of the frame by receiving a reaction force that arises in a direction
of separating from the conveying path in accordance with the pushing force.

US Pat. No. 9,420,684

APPARATUS FOR BLANKING A PRINTED CIRCUIT FILM

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An apparatus for blanking a printed circuit film including a tap integrated circuit from a base film including the printed
circuit film, comprising:
a lower plate;
an insert member on a top surface of the lower plate and overlapping a hit region of the base film, the hit region defined
by dimensions of the printed circuit film, the insert member including defined therein:

a first opening into which a puncher is inserted, the first opening including first and second sides parallel to a first direction
in a longitudinal direction of the base film, and third and fourth sides parallel to a second direction perpendicular to the
first direction;

a plurality of first pin holes at a same side of the first opening in the second direction, the plurality of first pin holes
at the same side of the first opening in the second direction defining a group of first pin holes; and

two groups of first pin holes, each of the groups defined by the plurality of first pin holes at the same side of the first
opening in the second direction, the two groups arranged separated from each other along the longitudinal direction of the
base film and adjacent to the first opening, a first pin hole within one of the two groups of first pin holes arranged separated
from each other along the longitudinal direction of the base film aligned with an auxiliary fixing-hole of the base film;

an upper plate which overlaps the lower plate and moves toward and away from the lower plate;
the puncher which protrudes from the upper plate and contacts the hit region of the base film, such that the printed circuit
film is separated from the base film; and

a fixing-pin which protrudes from the upper plate and is inserted in the auxiliary fixing-hole of the base film and in the
first pin hole within the one of the two groups of first pin holes arranged separated from each other along the longitudinal
direction of the base film aligned with the auxiliary fixing-hole, wherein the fixing-pin fixes a location of the base film
with respect to the insert member,

wherein the printed circuit film includes a first side parallel to the longitudinal direction of the base film, a second side
parallel to the first side, a third side perpendicular to the first and second sides, and a fourth side parallel to the third
side;

wherein the puncher separates the printed circuit film along the first to fourth sides; and
wherein the base film includes:
a reference fixing-hole which is collinear with a center line of the printed circuit film, the center line at the same distance
from the third side and the fourth side of the printed circuit board, and

a plurality of auxiliary fixing-holes which is separate from the reference fixing-hole at equal intervals along the longitudinal
direction of the base film; and

wherein the fixing-pin is inserted in one of the auxiliary fixing-holes, and
wherein a number of the groups of the first pin holes corresponds to a number of vertexes of the first opening, and a first
pin hole in one of the groups is adjacent to one of the vertexes of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 9,420,643

LED FLASH MODULE, LED MODULE, AND IMAGING DEVICE

ROHM CO. LTD., Kyoto (JP...

1. An LED flash module comprising:
a module substrate;
an energy device arranged on the module substrate, the energy device comprising at least two layers of layered structure in
which a positive electrode and a negative electrode of an active material electrode are alternately laminated so that a positive
electrode and a negative electrode of extraction electrodes portions are exposed, while inserting a separator through which
an electrolysis solution and ions can pass between the active material electrode portions of electrodes in which the positive
and negative active material electrodes and the positive and negative extraction electrodes are integrated;

an LED module arranged on the module substrate, the LED module in which a plurality of LED block units are arranged in a specific
direction, the LED block units in which a plurality of LED elements emitting light using a power source supplied from the
energy device are arranged in an orthogonal direction to the specific direction;

a charger circuit disposed on the module substrate, and charger circuit configured to charge the energy device; and
a control circuit disposed on the module substrate, the control circuit configured to control light emission from the LED
element, wherein

the LED flash module is structured such that, when plural rows of LED elements are arranged thereon, electrodes, selected
from the group consisting of anode electrodes and cathode electrodes, respectively formed on the LED elements of the adjacent
rows are arranged so as to be opposed to each other, and any one of anode wiring or cathode wiring formed on the module substrate
is common wiring;

a switch is provided for each LED element; and
the control circuit is structured to selectively light a desired LED element by individually controlling the switch of the
desired LED element.

US Pat. No. 9,420,620

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AIRCRAFT ON-GROUND DETERMINATION

Honeywell International I...

1. An onboard motion controlled wireless avionics datalink gateway, the gateway comprising: a wireless radio chipset module;
an aircraft motion sensor integral within the onboard motion controlled wireless avionics datalink gateway; and a velocity
interlock coupled to the aircraft motion sensor and the wireless radio chipset module; wherein the wireless radio chipset
module is configured to establish one or more intra-aircraft radio communication links with one or more onboard avionics system,
and wherein the wireless radio chipset module is configure to establish one or more external radio communication links with
at least one ground-based wireless communication system; wherein the aircraft motion sensor is configured to output to the
velocity interlock an aircraft motion signal indicative of a velocity of an aircraft in which the gateway is installed; and
wherein the velocity interlock enables and disables the one or more intra-aircraft radio communication links and the one or
more external radio communication links based on the aircraft motion signal.

US Pat. No. 9,417,735

OPTICAL TOUCH MODULE HAVING SINGLE-ROW SERIAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND OPTICAL MULTI-TOUCH DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. An optical touch module, comprising:
a glass panel comprising a front surface and a rear surface opposite to the front surface, the glass panel being divided into
a sensing zone and a peripheral zone surrounding the sensing zone;

a first strip-shaped carrier disposed on the front surface of the glass panel and arranged within the peripheral zone, the
first strip-shaped carrier comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;

a first light reflecting strip disposed on the first surface of the first strip-shaped carrier;
a second strip-shaped carrier disposed on the front surface of the glass panel and arranged within the peripheral zone, the
second strip-shaped carrier comprising a third surface and a fourth surface opposite to the third surface;

a second light reflecting strip disposed on the third surface of the second strip-shaped carrier, wherein a first thickness
defined between the first surface and the second surface is smaller than a second thickness defined between the third surface
and the fourth surface;

a control board unit disposed on the rear surface of the glass panel and located completely within the peripheral zone; and
a plurality of optical sensing sets disposed at intervals within the peripheral zone of the glass panel, each of the optical
sensing sets comprising:

an optical sensing unit disposed on the front surface of the glass panel, for emitting and receiving an optical signal;
a signal transferring portion disposed on the rear surface of the glass panel, and electrically connected to the optical sensing
unit; and

a flexible printed circuit electrically connected to the optical sensing unit and the signal transferring portion,
wherein the signal transferring portions of the optical sensing sets are electrically connected to the control board unit
in serial, and the optical sensing sets and the control board unit jointly form a single-row serial connection structure,
and the signal transferring portion of one optical sensing set of the optical sensing sets transfers a signal, based upon
the optical signal received by the optical sensing unit of the one optical sensing set, via another of the signal transferring
portions to the control board unit.

US Pat. No. 9,417,230

METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTION OF HEPATIC DISORDERS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A kit of components for determining one or both of cholate clearance and cholate shunt in a subject with, or suspected
of having or developing, a hepatic disorder; the kit comprising
a first component comprising one or more vials, each vial comprising a single oral dose of a first stable isotope labeled
distinguishable cholate compound; and

a second component comprising one or more vials, each vial comprising a single intravenous dose of a second stable isotope
labeled distinguishable cholate compound in a bicarbonate solution, wherein

each single intravenous dose comprises the second stable isotope labeled distinguishable cholate compound prebound to human
albumin.

US Pat. No. 9,420,685

ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING A SUBSTRATE BOARD EQUIPPED WITH A LOCAL REINFORCING OR BALANCING LAYER

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a substrate board having a front face;
at least one integrated-circuit chip mounted to the front face of said substrate board;
wherein the substrate board further includes an electrical connection network mounted on said front face and configured to
make electrical connections to said integrated-circuit chip and further having a metal region;

at least one local reinforcing or balancing layer made of a non-metallic material mounted to a face of the substrate board
in at least one local zone of the substrate board which is free of metal portions of said electrical connection network; and

wherein said electrical connection network includes vias extending through the substrate board, and
wherein said at least one local zone and said at least one local reinforcing or balancing layer are located between said vias
and a peripheral edge of the substrate board, and said at least one local reinforcing or balancing layer does not extend over
the vias.

US Pat. No. 9,420,678

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN EXCLUSIONARY BUFFER GAS FLOW IN AN EUV LIGHT SOURCE

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A system for producing an exclusionary buffer gas flow in an EUV light source, comprising:
a vacuum chamber;
a light path;
a plasma generation region;
at least one shield;
at least one through-bore arranged in the at least one shield;
at least one buffer gas injector arranged within the at least one through-bore to inject a buffer gas into the light path
such that the buffer gas is directed by the at least one buffer gas injector substantially towards the plasma generation region
to prevent a flow of a target material from entering the light path and from coming in contact with the at least one shield;
and,

a vacuum pump arranged to remove the buffer gas and the target material from the vacuum chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,420,653

LED DRIVER CIRCUIT AND METHOD

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method for driving a light emitting diode with a driver circuit, comprising:
operating the driver circuit in a calibration phase in response to the light emitting diode emitting light at a first level,
wherein operating the driver circuit in the calibration phase includes:

providing a comparator having first and second inputs and an output, the second input coupled to a first node and the output
coupled to the first node;

providing a voltage follower circuit having first, second, and third terminals, the first terminal coupled for receiving an
input signal from a first digital-to-analog converter circuit, the second terminal coupled to the first node, and the third
terminal coupled to a second node;

providing a reference voltage at the first input of the comparator;
generating a first voltage at the second input of the comparator in response to a first current that flows from the first
node and a second current that flows towards the first node, the second current having first and second components; and

changing a level of the second current in response to the first voltage being more than or less than the reference voltage
at the first input of the comparator; and

operating the driver circuit in an active phase in response to the light emitting diode emitting light at a second level,
the second level greater than the first level, wherein operating the driver circuit in the active phase includes:

generating a third current that flows through the light emitting diode towards the first node.

US Pat. No. 9,418,750

SINGLE ENDED WORD LINE AND BIT LINE TIME CONSTANT MEASUREMENT

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A non-volatile memory circuit comprising:
an array of non-volatile memory cells formed along word lines as a plurality of multi-cell erase blocks;
word line driver circuitry for providing word line voltage levels;
word line decoding circuitry connected to the array and to the word driver circuitry by which the word line voltage levels
are selectively applied to the word lines; and

logic circuitry connected to the word line decoding circuitry, whereby, when executing a sequence of one or more memory operations,
a timing for applying a word line voltage level to a word line selected for access during a first memory operation of the
sequence of memory operations is varied based upon the location of the selected word line within the block to which the selected
word line belongs.

US Pat. No. 9,416,709

COKING RESISTANT AFTER-TREATMENT DOSING VALUE

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A coking-resistant dosing valve (dosing valve) comprising:
an elongated valve body having first and second opposing ends, the first end comprising a first, truncated cone section and
a substantially straight, substantially tubular aperture extending completely through the elongated valve body between the
first and second opposing ends, the first truncated cone section comprising an interior conical surface surrounded by an exterior
conical surface, the second end comprising an inlet through which fluids can pass into the aperture; an elongated valve needle
inside the tubular aperture of the elongated valve body, the elongated valve needle having first and second opposing ends
and being movably disposed in the aperture of the elongated valve body, the elongated valve needle first end located at and
extending from the first truncated cone section of the elongated valve body and comprising:

first and second, back-to-back cone-shaped portions, the first cone-shaped portion having a narrowed top end that faces into
the interior conical surface of the first truncated cone section of the elongated valve body, the second cone-shaped portion
also having a narrowed top end, which faces away from the elongated valve body;

a spring operatively coupled to the elongated valve needle and elongated valve body, the spring being sized, shaped and arranged
to bias the first cone-shaped portion against the interior conical surface;

wherein the dosing valve has a closed position where part of the first cone-shaped portion of the valve needle is inside and
in contact with said interior conical surface responsive to force provided by said spring, the dosing valve having an open
position where the valve needle is moved to an open position in the tubular aperture, only responsive to pressure applied
to fluid in the aperture and the first cone-shaped portion of the valve needle being separated from the interior conical surface
thereby allowing fluid to be expelled from the dosing valve through a space located between the interior conical surface of
the first truncated cone section and the first cone-shaped portion of the first end of the valve needle.

US Pat. No. 9,420,628

VIRTUALIZED WIRELESS NETWORK WITH PILOT BEACONS

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network comprising:
one or more digital access units (DAUs), wherein each DAU is configured to communicate with a base transceiver station (BTS),
and wherein each DAU is configured to convert an analog signal from a BTS into a digital signal that includes one or more
carriers;

one or more digital remote units (DRUs) coupled to the one or more DAUs, wherein each DRU is operable to receive digital signals;
and

a routing table associated with the one or more DAUs, wherein each DAU from the one or more DAUs is configured to use the
routing table to route a carrier from the one or more carriers included in a digital signal from a BTS to at least one DRU
from the one or more DRUs;

wherein the DAS network is configured to, for a DRU from the one or more DRUS:
disable at least one carrier from the one or more carriers included in a digital signal from a BTS; and
enable pilot beacons in place of each at least one disabled carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,420,013

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HISTORICAL COMMUNICATION CONTENT

RingCentral, Inc., San M...

1. A communication server, comprising:
at least one network interface; and
at least one processor in communication with the network interface and configured to:
receive a request to add one or more new participants to a communication group from a first participant of the communication
group;

receive, from one or more members of the communication group, one or more selections indicating one or more selected portions
of communication content for providing to the one or more new participants, wherein the communication content includes information
transferred between a plurality of participants of the communication group prior to the one or more new participants being
added to the communication group, and wherein receiving the one or more selections comprises receiving, from the first participant,
a first selected portion of the communication content for providing to the one or more new participants after receiving the
request to add the one or more new participants;

determine, based on the one or more selections, a portion of the communication content for providing to the one or more new
participants; and

provide the portion of the communication content to one or more user devices associated with the one or more new participants.

US Pat. No. 9,417,169

SENSOR ARRANGEMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, ON AN ANCHOR BOLT

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. An anchor bolt comprising:
a screw bolt and an expansion element on one end of the screw bolt, an opposite end of the screw bolt passing through a washer,
a screw nut being arranged above the washer, and
a sensor arrangement being arranged between the screw nut and the washer, the sensor arrangement including at least one sensor
and at least one bypass element with a dilatant material arranged in the area of the sensor, impact forces acting upon the
sensor capable of being dissipated via the dilatant material of the bypass element wherein the dilatant material runs on a
top of the sensor and along two sides of the sensor and extends on the two sides fully between the screw nut and the washer.

US Pat. No. 9,420,573

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE MODULATED SIGNALS OVER WIRELESS NETWORKS

WI-LAN, INC., Ottawa (CA...

1. A method of operating a base station to allocate transmission resources to a plurality of wireless cellular mobile units
in a bandwidth on demand communication system, the method comprising:
receiving an explicit message from a wireless cellular mobile unit informing the base station that the wireless cellular mobile
unit has data awaiting transmission;

subsequent to receiving the explicit message, providing to the wireless cellular mobile unit a transmission opportunity for
the wireless cellular mobile unit to inform the base station of an indication of an amount of data awaiting transmission to
the base station;

receiving the indication of an amount of data awaiting transmission to the base station subsequent to providing the transmission
opportunity, the data awaiting transmission to the base station associated with a logical data queue of one or more logical
data queues at the wireless cellular mobile unit;

providing to the wireless cellular mobile unit an uplink transmission grant for use by the wireless cellular mobile unit,
the wireless cellular mobile unit determining how to allocate the uplink transmission grant to one or more applications with
data awaiting transmission to the base station; and

receiving uplink data from the wireless cellular mobile unit according to the uplink transmission grant, the uplink data pertaining
to the one or more applications.

US Pat. No. 9,416,772

MOTOR LOAD REDUCTION IN A WIND POWER PLANT

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A wind power plant comprising:
a rotor including at least one angle-adjustable rotor blade,
an electric asynchronous motor for movement of a nacelle that is carried by a tower of the wind power plant, wherein the rotor
is mounted to the nacelle; a control device that controls the electric asynchronous motor;

a measurement device for determining a load of the electric asynchronous motor;
a motor protection switch integrated with the electric asynchronous motor, wherein the motor protection switch selectively
generates a motor protection switch signal when a trigger characteristic line of the motor protection switch is exceeded;
and

a safety shutdown device that receives the motor protection switch signal from the motor protection switch, wherein the safety
shutdown device shuts down the wind power plant upon receipt of the motor protection switch signal,

wherein the control device reduces a torsion of the tower when the load exceeds a preselectable first load limit of the electric
asynchronous motor by at least one of reducing a rotational speed of the rotor, changing a blade angle of the at least one
angle-adjustable rotor blade and reducing a power of the wind power plant, wherein the preselectable first load limit is a
characteristic line of values that is less than the trigger characteristic line of the motor protection switch.

US Pat. No. 9,415,377

CU-BASED CATALYST SUPPORTED ON COMPLEX METAL OXIDE STRUCTURES HAVING MESO- AND MACROPORES FOR PREPARING 1, 2-PROPANEDIOL

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A copper-based catalyst for synthesis of 1,2-propanediol, wherein copper as an active metal is supported on a complex metal
oxide structure having meso- and macropores represented by Chemical Formula 1, which has been prepared by coprecipitating
Mg6Al2O8 as a metal oxide having mesopores and aluminum- and silicone-based inorganic binders:
Alx—Siy—Mg6Al2O8  [Chemical Formula 1]

wherein x or y is the molar ratio of coprecipitated Al or Si per 1 mol of the Mg6Al2O8 as a metal oxide having mesopores, x satisfying 0

US Pat. No. 9,420,670

CONTROLLER AND RECEIVER FOR A POWER LINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A power line communication system for communicating a dimming level to an electronic ballast or LED driver as a lighting
circuit, the system comprising:
first and second AC power lines for transmitting an AC power signal to the lighting circuit;
a power line controller configured to generate a control signal having a signal pattern associated with a desired dimming
level and being coupled to one or more of the AC power lines to insert the control signal on the AC power signal;

a first resonant circuit coupled across the AC power lines and having a resonant frequency equivalent to a frequency of the
control signal from the power line controller; and

a power line receiver configured to receive the AC power signal with the control signal, including
a second resonant circuit connected in parallel with the AC power lines and operable to extract the control signal from the
AC power signal, and

a dimming level sensing circuit coupled to the second resonant circuit and configured to sense the signal pattern of the control
signal and generate a dimming level signal corresponding to the desired dimming level.

US Pat. No. 9,419,837

DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A method of communicating in a distributed antenna system (DAS), the method comprising:
providing a plurality of digital remote units;
providing at least one digital access unit configured to communicate with the plurality of digital remote units, wherein the
plurality of digital remote units and the at least one digital access unit are daisy-chained such that each digital remote
unit is coupled to a next digital remote unit or to the at least one digital access unit, the at least one digital access
unit configured to receive a plurality of downlink channels from at least one signal source and to send the plurality of downlink
channels to the plurality of digital remote units;

sending a first portion of the plurality of downlink channels from the at least one digital access unit to a first digital
remote unit of the plurality of digital remote units; and

sending a second portion of the plurality of downlink channels from the at least one digital access unit to a second digital
remote unit of the plurality of digital remote units, wherein a number of channels in the first portion of the plurality of
downlink channels is different from a number of channels in the second portion of the plurality of downlink channels, and
at least some channels in the first portion of the plurality of downlink channels are same as some channels in the second
portion of the plurality of downlink channels and at least some channels in the first portion of the plurality of downlink
channels are different from some channels in the second portion of the plurality of downlink channels.

US Pat. No. 9,419,244

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING AN ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

OSRAM OLED GmbH, (DE)

1. A method of producing an organic light-emitting component comprising:
providing a substrate on which a functional layer stack is applied, the stack comprising a first electrode, an organic functional
layer stack thereover comprising an organic light-emitting layer and a translucent second electrode thereover,

applying a translucent protective layer directly on the translucent second electrode with a halogen-free metalorganic compound,
the protective layer having a refractive index of more than 1.6; and

applying a translucent thin-film encapsulation arrangement on the translucent protective layer with a metal compound containing
halogen.

US Pat. No. 9,415,325

CRYOPUMP, METHOD OF REGENERATING CRYOPUMP, AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR CRYOPUMP

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

13. A method of regenerating a cryopump, the method comprising:
controlling a cooling process of a cryopanel comprising a first panel and a second panel for vacuum pumping based on a stage
temperature measured by a first stage temperature sensor directly mounted on the first stage and being capable of measuring
a first cryogenic temperature, wherein the first panel and the second panel are cooled to the first stage cryogenic temperature
and a second stage cryogenic temperature lower than the first stage cryogenic temperature, respectively;

controlling a heating process of the cryopanel for a regeneration of the cryopump based at least on a panel temperature measured
by a panel temperature sensor being capable of measuring a room temperature and incapable of measuring the first and second
stage cryogenic temperatures; and

determining completion of the heating process based exclusively on the panel temperature measured by the panel temperature
sensor, wherein

a common control unit communicably connects the panel temperature sensor and the first stage temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,419,656

DECODER AND METHOD FOR DECODING AN ENCODED SEQUENCE OF BITS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A decoder, comprising:
an input configured to receive an encoded sequence of bits;
a branch metric unit configured to determine a plurality of branch metrics for a plurality of respective transitions between
a plurality of states in a trellis representation of a code used to generate the encoded sequence of bits;

a path metric unit configured to determine, based on the plurality of branch metrics, path metrics corresponding to a plurality
of maximum likelihood survival paths reaching the plurality of respective states in the trellis representation;

a starting state unit configured to store a plurality of starting states for the plurality of respective maximum likelihood
survival paths; and

a tail path forcing unit configured to select a tail path of a maximum likelihood survival path at a w number of states prior
to this maximum likelihood survival path's ending state in the trellis representation to result in this maximum likelihood
survival path's stored starting and ending states being the same, wherein w is equal to a constraint length of the decoder
minus one.

US Pat. No. 9,418,950

MULTIPLE BAND MULTIPLE MODE TRANSCEIVER FRONT END FLIP-CHIP ARCHITECTURE AND CIRCUITRY WITH INTEGRATED POWER AMPLIFIERS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An integrated circuit architecture defined by a die structure with a plurality of exposed conductive pads arranged in a
grid of rows and columns, the integrated circuit architecture comprising:
a first operating frequency region of the die structure including a first transmit chain with at least one first operating
frequency power amplifier and a first receive chain including at least one first operating frequency low noise amplifier;

a second operating frequency region of the die structure including a second transmit chain with at least one second operating
frequency power amplifier and a second receive chain including at least one second operating frequency low noise amplifier;
and

a shared region of the die structure defined by an overlapping segment of the first operating frequency region and the second
operating frequency region, the shared region including at least one of a shared power input conductive pad connected to the
first transmit chain, the second transmit chain, the first receive chain, and the second receive chain, and a shared power
detection output conductive pad connected to the first transmit chain and the second transmit chain;

a shared voltage regulator disposed in the shared region of the die structure and connected to the shared power input pad,
the shared voltage regulator including a first operating frequency regulated power output connected to the first transmit
chain and the first receive chain, and a second operating frequency regulated power output connected to the second transmit
chain and the second receive chain.

US Pat. No. 9,420,715

ELECTRONONIC EQUIPMENT BUILDING BLOCKS FOR RACK MOUNTING

INTAL TECH LTD., Rishon ...

1. A rack-mountable module assembly, comprising:
a plurality of electronic equipment modules, each having a height in multiples of approximately 1.75 inches and a width in
multiples of approximately 1.75 inches;

a plurality of connectors configured to form a horizontal row of said plurality of electronic equipment modules, by connecting
every two adjacent modules of said plurality of electronic equipment modules to each other; and

a pair of side mounts configured to connect the horizontal row to a frame, thereby forming a rack; wherein said plurality
of connectors comprises a plurality of back-access connectors, thereby providing for a clean appearance of a front side of
the horizontal row; wherein said plurality of back-access connectors comprises a plurality of I-shaped connectors; wherein
each of said plurality of I-shaped connectors comprises at least four holes, and wherein the assembly further comprises at
least four screws for each of said plurality of I-shaped connectors, wherein said at least four screws are configured for
threading from a back side of the rack, through two electronic equipment modules of said plurality of electronic equipment
modules, and into said at least four holes.

US Pat. No. 9,417,276

METHOD OF LOCATING A FAULT IN A POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE COGENERATION DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method of identifying the location of a fault in a power distribution system the method comprising:
in response to a fault located at one of a plurality of distributed resources on one or more feeders of a power distribution
system comprising a distribution grid, wherein at least one of the distributed resources is a cogeneration resource, and wherein
a distance of each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known, generating a current
by a controllable voltage source converter of one or more distributed resources not located at the fault and injecting the
current into the power distribution system;

measuring a voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources resulting from the current injected into the power
distribution system by each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the feeder;

generating a voltage profile from the voltage measurements at each of the one or more distributed resources, wherein the voltage
profile comprises the voltage level at each of the plurality of distributed resources relative to the distance of each of
the plurality of distributed resources from the distribution grid of the power distribution system; and

analyzing the voltage profile to identify the location of the fault in the power distribution system, wherein analyzing the
voltage profile further comprises identifying a voltage level drop at one of the plurality of distributed resources located
at a first distance from the distribution grid and a corresponding voltage rise at one or more of the plurality of distributed
resources located at a second distance from the distribution grid, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,420,594

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVELY SELECTING A COMMUNICATIONS MODE IN HIGH FREQUENCY SYSTEMS

Marvell International Ltd...

11. A first wireless device comprising:
receiver circuitry configured to receive a signal through a high-frequency communications channel in the range of 57-67 GHz;
and

control circuitry configured to:
determine a length of the high-frequency communications channel based on the received signal;
transmit a data signal comprising an indication of the determined length of the high-frequency communications channel from
the first wireless device to a second wireless device, wherein the data signal is transmitted using a low band communications
channel in the range of 2-5 GHz;

cause the length of the high-frequency communications channel to be compared to a threshold; and
cause a selection between a first modulation scheme and a second modulation scheme, wherein the first modulation scheme is
selected when the length of the high-frequency communications channel exceeds the threshold, and the second modulation scheme
is selected when the length of the high-frequency communications channel is below the threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,420,551

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB...

1. A method of controlling transmit power for a device-to-device (D2D) communication between user equipments (UEs), the method
comprising:
determining, by a first UE, to transmit a D2D discovery channel for searching for a peer UE;
determining transmit power of the D2D discovery channel based on a pathloss estimate and a first parameter associated with
a number of physical resource blocks (PRBs) for transmitting the D2D discovery channel;

transmitting, by the first UE, the D2D discovery channel based on the determined transmit power of the D2D discovery channel;
determining transmit power of a D2D data channel based on the pathloss estimate and a second parameter associated with a number
of PRBs for transmitting the D2D data channel; and

transmitting the D2D data channel to the peer UE based on the determined transmit power of the D2D data channel,
wherein the number of PRBs for transmitting the D2D data channel is configured to have various sizes,
wherein the number of PRBs for transmitting the D2D discovery channel is fixed as 2, and
wherein the pathloss estimate is determined based on a link between an evolved NodeB (eNB) and the first UE.

US Pat. No. 9,419,634

LOW-NOISE MULTIPLE PHASE OSCILLATOR

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A multiple phase oscillator, comprising:
a master oscillator;
a first ring oscillator connected to be injection locked to the master oscillator and having a first free-running frequency
adjustable through a control signal;

a second ring oscillator having a same structure as the first ring oscillator, the second ring oscillator not injection locked
to the master oscillator and operating in free-running mode having a second free-running frequency adjustable through said
control signal; and

a control loop connected to an output of the second ring oscillator and configured to adjust the control signal so that the
second free-running frequency of the second ring oscillator matches a desired value.

US Pat. No. 9,417,158

ELECTRONIC UNIT FOR MEASURING OPERATING PARAMETERS OF A VEHICLE WHEEL, COMPRISING AN ELECTRONIC MODULE AND AN INFLATION VALVE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. An electronic unit for measuring operating parameters of a vehicle wheel, the electronic unit comprising:
an inflation valve including
a valve body configured to extend through an orifice in a wheel rim, and comprised of a trunk and an abutment head against
the rim, and

a rigid hollow tube extending in a continuation of the abutment head;
an electronic module configured to be mounted in a slidable manner around the rigid tube; and
a securing system configured to secure the electronic module and the inflation valve in a locked position of said electronic
module, the electronic module extending in a direct continuation of the abutment head of said inflation valve, the securing
system comprising

a locking system including locking devices for relative locking in translation of the electronic device along the rigid tube,
defining at least two positions of relative locking, each of the locking devices being configured to correspond to a preselected
thickness of the rim to be equipped with the electronic unit,

wherein the electronic device and the abutment head of the inflation valve comprise:
two complementary front faces configured to come into correspondence in the locked position of the electronic device, at a
predetermined minimum distance from each other that is identical for all preselected thicknesses of rims to be equipped with
the electronic unit, and

optical tracking devices configured to optically track a longitudinal position of the electronic device along the rigid tube,
configured to permit verification of whether the distance separating the two complementary front faces, in the locked position
of said electronic device, corresponds to the predetermined minimum distance, the optical tracking devices including at least
one projecting lug extending in relation to the front face of one of the electronic device and the abutment head and having
a length substantially greater than the minimum predetermined distance for the locked position of the electronic device, and
a recess configured to accommodate an extremity of the lug, arranged opposite one another in the front face of the other of
the electronic device and the abutment head.

US Pat. No. 9,415,793

STEERING APPARATUS

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A steering apparatus comprising:
a fixed side plate which is fixed to a body;
a column side plate which is fixed to a steering column which supports a steering shaft rotatably;
a fastening shaft which is inserted through fastening shaft insertion slots which are respectively provided in the fixed side
plate and the column side plate;

an operation lever which is operated to rotate about a center axis of the fastening shaft;
a first member which is supported by the fastening shaft and which rotates about the center axis together with the operation
lever;

a second member which is supported by the fastening shaft and which is restricted from rotating by the fastening shaft insertion
slots;

a third member which is supported by the fastening shaft and which is interposed between the first member and the second member;
a friction reducing mechanism which is interposed between the second member and the third member and which thrust supports
the third member so that the third member rotates relative to the second member; and

a cam mechanism which attains locking by fastening the fixed side plate to the column side plate and which includes
a pair of axially facing surfaces which are provided on the first member and the third member and which face each other in
an axial direction of the fastening shaft,

a cam surface which is formed on an axially facing surface of the first member,
a plurality of rolling elements which roll between both axially facing surfaces in association with a relative rotation of
the first member and the third member, and

a retainer which holds the rolling elements and which is restricted from rotating about the center axis by the second member,
wherein the friction reducing mechanism functions to make a rotating resistance of the third member relative to the second
member smaller than a reaction force which the third member receives as a result of a rolling resistance of the rolling elements.

US Pat. No. 9,414,790

DUAL-ENERGY CONE-BEAM CT SCANNING

Elekta AB (Publ), Stockh...

1. A CT scanning apparatus comprising;
a gantry, rotatable about an axis of rotation;
an x-ray source mounted on the gantry and locatable at a position offset from the axis of rotation, and capable of emitting
x-radiation at a selected one of at least two different x-ray energies;

a detector for the x-ray source, positionable opposite the source thereby to detect the x-rays after attenuation by an investigative
subject located substantially at the axis of rotation;

an angular encoder for detecting an angular position of the gantry;
a control apparatus with control over rotation of the gantry and over operation of the x-ray source, and able to receive information
from the angular encoder;

wherein the control apparatus is arranged to:
cause a first rotation of the gantry and trigger the x-ray source to emit a pulse of x-radiation only at a first x-ray energy
when the angular encoder reports that the gantry is at each of a plurality of predetermined angular locations, and

cause a second rotation of the gantry opposite in direction from the first rotation and trigger the x-ray source to emit a
pulse of x-radiation only at a second x-ray energy differing from the first x-ray energy when the angular encoder reports
that the gantry is at each of the same plurality of predetermined angular locations.

US Pat. No. 9,417,485

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate;
a sealing material fixing the first substrate and the second substrate;
a liquid crystal layer sealed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of TFTs, a plurality of pixel electrodes, and a first alignment film which are formed on the first substrate;
and

a light shielding film, a first color filter, an overcoat film covering the first color filter,
and a second alignment film disposed between the overcoat film and the liquid crystal layer,
wherein the second alignment film is a photo alignment film that has experienced an irradiation with UV light,
wherein the overcoat film has a first region covered by the second alignment film,
and a second region not covered by the second alignment film,
wherein the light shielding film, the first color filter, and the overcoat film are stacked between the sealing material and
the second substrate in the second region,

wherein the sealing material is in direct contact with the overcoat film in the second region, and
wherein the second region of the overcoat film is more degraded by the irradiation with UV light than the first region of
the overcoat film.

US Pat. No. 9,420,733

ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE PROTECTED HARD DRIVE

Twin Harbor Labs, LLC, P...

1. A storage device incorporating protections from electromagnetic pulses, the storage device comprising:
storage media,
a storage media controller coupled to the storage media,
a communications interface coupled to the storage media controller using a first connection through an EMP enclosure, wherein
the first connection transmits data, without a flow of current, through the first connection in the EMP enclosure,

a power supply coupled to the storage controller and the communications interface using a second connection through the EMP
enclosure, wherein the second connection transmits power, without a flow of current, through the second connection in the
EMP enclosure,

the EMP enclosure encompassing the storage media, the storage media controller, the communications interface, and the power
supply, the EMP enclosure comprised of materials to block electromagnetic pulses.

US Pat. No. 9,420,652

LED DRIVER

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A LED driver comprising a rectifier circuit, a driving current generating circuit, a bus voltage detection circuit, a LED
configuration control circuit, and a LED array,
wherein said rectifier circuit has an input for receiving an AC voltage and an output for providing a DC output voltage which
is obtained by rectifying said AC voltage;

said driving current generating circuit has an input for receiving said DC voltage and an output for providing a driving current
to said LED array;

said bus voltage detection circuit detects a bus voltage in said driving current generating circuit and has an output for
providing a value of said bus voltage;

said LED configuration control circuit controls on and off states of LEDs in said LED array in accordance with said value
of said bus voltage; and

said LED array comprises a plurality of LEDs connected in series with each other and one or more switches each connected in
parallel with at least one of said plurality of LEDs, and said LED configuration control circuit controls on and off states
of said switches,

wherein said driving current generating circuit outputs said driving current which is adjusted in accordance with an actual
operation state of each LED in said LED array,

said driving current generating circuit divides said bus voltage into a plurality of voltage levels, and divides said driving
current into a plurality of current levels,

when said bus voltage detection circuit detects that said level of said bus voltage decreases gradually, the number of said
LEDs connected in series in an on state decreases gradually, and said driving current increases to corresponding one of said
plurality of current levels;

when said bus voltage detection circuit detects that said level of said bus voltage increases gradually, said number of said
LEDs connected in series in an on state increases gradually, and said driving current decreases to corresponding one of said
plurality of current levels.

US Pat. No. 9,419,716

VARIABLE COLOR DATA TRANSMISSION

1. A system comprising
an encoder for receiving a binary string of a data, the encoder adapted to partition the binary string into one or more substrings
and assign a color to each one or more substring corresponding to a color model;

a controller for converting the code into electrical pulses
a light source for emitting the electrical pulses as pulses of colored light for transmission of the pulses through a communication
channel; and
a compression system for generating a compressed binary string to be encoded into a color code at the encoder, the compression
system further comprising at least a processor for performing the compression method, the compression method comprising:
receiving a data comprising a first binary string;
determining the length of the binary string;
comparing the binary string with a lookup table comprising all possible bit patterns for a file of the length of the first
binary string, wherein the possible bit patterns are partitioned in n-bit partitions, the n-bit partitions having a corresponding
assigned value, the values of which are assembled by a given function so as to produce a code for each possible bit pattern;

replacing the first binary string with the code;
generating a compressed binary string to represent the code; and
relaying the compressed binary string into the encoder.

US Pat. No. 9,416,787

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR ESTIMATING FLOW RATE OF PUMP

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A method of determining a flow rate (Q) produced by a pump controlled with a frequency converter, which produces estimates
for rotational speed and torque of the pump, wherein a QH curve and QP curve of the pump are known, the method performed by
a processor configured to:
determine a shape of the QH curve of the pump;
divide the QH curve into two or more regions depending on the shape of the OH curve;
determine an operating region of the QH curve on which the pump is operating; and
determine the flow rate (Q) of the pump using the determined operating region of the QH curve, wherein determining the operating
region comprises:

measuring a head produced by the pump;
estimating the flow rate using a QP curve-based method;
determining the operating region from the estimated flow rate wherein determining the flow rate uses the determined operating
region of the QH curve and the measured head produced by the pump; and

controlling the pump based on the determined operating region.

US Pat. No. 9,420,312

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING IMAGES USING A PREDICTION METHOD ADOPTING IN-LOOP FILTERING

Intellectual Discovery Co...

1. A method for video decoding, the method comprising:
generating a residual video of a current video by decoding a bitstream;
generating a prediction video of the current video by using an intra prediction mode relating to the current video and neighboring
pixels adjacent to the current video;

generating a restored video by summing the residual video and the prediction video; and
performing an in-loop filtering on the restored video,
wherein performing the in-loop filtering comprises:
generating a coefficient based on a difference between a pixel of an original video and a pixel of the restored video, the
coefficient being determined in an unit of a group of pixels based on components including luminance and chrominance; and

adding the coefficient to the pixel of the restored video,
wherein the in-loop filtering is performed after a de-blocking filtering is performed on the restored video.

US Pat. No. 9,419,795

DIGITAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SECURE COMMUNICATION USING SAME

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A method for performing secure communication between a digital device and an external device, using the digital device
having a radiator of a proximity sensor and a receiver of a proximity sensor, the method comprising:
outputting a first light pattern using the radiator of the proximity sensor; and
detecting a proximity of an object using the proximity sensor;
when the object approaches within a predetermined distance range from the digital device, extracting key generation information
based on a second light pattern received through the receiver of the proximity sensor, the second light pattern being the
first light pattern reflected by the object;

generating a security key using the key generation information;
performing the secure communication with the external device using the generated security key;
approaching to data stored in the external device;
obtaining attribute information corresponding to the data, wherein the data includes first data which requires security and
thereby has a private attribute as the attribute information and second data which does not require the security and thereby
has a public attribute as the attribute information; and storing log information of the data based on the attribute information
corresponding to the data,

wherein said storing comprises:
storing the log information in a first storage unit when the attribute information is the public attribute; and
storing the log information in a second storage unit when the attribute information is the private attribute;
wherein the extracting the key generation information comprises extracting the key generation information based on the second
light pattern when the second light pattern is equal to the first light pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,419,572

AUDIO DEVICE AND AUDIO UTILIZATION METHOD HAVING HAPTIC COMPENSATION FUNCTION

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An audio device for compensating a haptic effect according to a power measuring result and an audio signal, comprising:
an audio signal generating circuit configured to generate the audio signal;
a power measuring circuit configured to measure a remaining electric quantity of a power source and thereby generate the power
measuring result; and

a haptic compensating circuit, coupled to the audio signal generating circuit and the power measuring circuit, configured
to adjust a gain of the audio signal or the derived signal thereof according to the power measuring result and thereby output
a haptic compensation signal which is used to compensate the haptic effect.

US Pat. No. 9,416,281

MAKING IMPRINTED MULTI-LAYER BIOCIDAL PARTICLE STRUCTURE

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A method of making a multi-layer biocidal structure, comprising:
providing a support;
providing a first curable layer on the support, the first curable layer including dispersed multiple biocidal particles;
providing a second curable layer on the first curable layer, wherein multiple biocidal particles are dispersed within only
the first curable layer;

imprinting the first curable layer and the second curable layer in a single step with an imprinting stamp having a structure
that forms microscopic indentations in the first curable layer and the second curable layer corresponding to a magnitude of
the indentations having a depth greater than the thickness of the second curable layer;

curing the first curable layer and the second curable layer in a single step to form a first cured layer and a second cured
layer; and

removing the imprinting stamp.

US Pat. No. 9,416,004

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A semiconductor fabrication method, comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate comprising a first electrode layer therein, wherein the first electrode layer has a top
surface coplanar with a top surface of the semiconductor substrate;

forming a sacrificial layer on the semiconductor substrate and the first electrode layer;
forming a first mask layer on the sacrificial layer, wherein the first mask layer is made of a conductive material;
etching the first mask layer and the sacrificial layer, by a first etching process, using a patterned layer as an etch mask
to etch the first mask layer until a surface of the sacrificial layer is exposed, and a second etching process following the
first etching process, using the first mask layer as an etch mask to etch the sacrificial layer, until a surface of the first
electrode layer is exposed to form openings through the first mask layer and the sacrificial layer;

performing a cleaning process to remove etch byproducts adhered to a surface of the first mask layer and adhered to sidewalls
and bottom surfaces of the openings; and

forming conductive plugs in the openings after the cleaning process.

US Pat. No. 9,420,727

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure structure, comprising:
(a) a frame structure, including:
(i) a front frame, including a first pair of vertical frame members, a first upper side-to-side cross member, and a first
lower side-to-side cross member,

(ii) a rear frame, including a second pair of vertical frame members, a second upper side-to-side cross member, and a second
lower side-to-side cross member,

(iii) first and second front-to-back horizontal frame members connecting upper corners of the front frame to respective upper
corners of the rear frame, and

(iv) third and fourth front-to-back horizontal frame members connecting lower corners of the front frame to respective lower
corners of the rear frame;

(b) a plurality of front-to-back horizontal mounting rails, each made of extruded metal and having proximal and distal ends,
including:

(i) first and second horizontal mounting rails interconnected at their proximal ends to the upper side-to-side cross member
of the front frame and at their distal ends to the upper side-to-side cross member of the rear frame such that the first and
second horizontal mounting rails are disposed adjacent to, but spaced inwardly from, the first and second front-to-back horizontal
frame members, and

(ii) third and fourth horizontal mounting rails interconnected at their proximal ends to the lower side-to-side cross member
of the front frame and at their distal ends to the lower side-to-side cross member of the rear frame such that the third and
fourth horizontal mounting rails are disposed adjacent to, but spaced inwardly from, the third and fourth front-to-back horizontal
frame members; and

(c) a plurality of reinforced bracket assemblies, wherein each reinforced bracket assembly:
(i) is manufactured separately from the horizontal mounting rails and side-to-side cross members, and
(ii) is subsequently attached to either a proximal or distal end of a horizontal mounting rail, and to either a front side-to-side
cross member or a rear side-to-side cross member, such that the bracket assembly reinforces the interconnection of the respective
horizontal mounting rail and the respective side-to-side cross member.

US Pat. No. 9,420,659

LED POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. An LED lighting device comprising:
LED;
a detection voltage generation portion that generates a detection voltage according to an output current flowing in the LED;
a reference voltage generation portion that generates a reference voltage according to a dimming signal input from the outside
of the LED lighting device for adjusting the brightness of the LED;

an amplifier that generates a feedback signal according to a difference between the detection voltage and the reference voltage;
and

a driver that adjusts the output current according to the feedback signal, wherein
the higher the brightness of the LED according to the dimming signal is, the lower the reference voltage becomes, and
the lower the brightness of the LED according to the dimming signal is, the higher the reference voltage becomes.

US Pat. No. 9,420,259

DYNAMIC DISTRIBUTION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method, comprising:
sending a first two-dimensional video component of first three-dimensional multimedia content to a plurality of devices; and
sending, responsive to a request by a first device of the plurality of devices made while the first two-dimensional video
component is being sent, a second two-dimensional video component of the first three-dimensional multimedia content to all
of the plurality of devices simultaneously with the first two-dimensional video component, regardless of whether another of
the plurality of devices has requested the second two-dimensional video component.

US Pat. No. 9,418,931

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A manufacturing method of a package structure, comprising:
providing a substrate, the substrate includes a core layer, a first patterned metal layer and a second patterned metal layer,
and the first patterned metal layer and the second patterned metal layer respectively disposed on two opposite surfaces of
the core layer;

forming a through cavity penetrating the substrate;
disposing the substrate on a tape carrier;
disposing a semiconductor component in the through cavity and positioned on the tape carrier, and an inner wall of the through
cavity and a side surface of the semiconductor device jointly defining a groove;

dispensing a filling compound above the groove, wherein a material of the filling compound comprises epoxy;
performing a heating process for the filling compound to flow toward the tape carrier and comprehensively filling the groove;
laminating a first stacked layer onto the substrate towards the first patterned metal layer, and the first stacked layer covering
at least a part of the semiconductor component;

removing the tape carrier; and
laminating a second stacked layer onto the substrate towards the second patterned metal layer, and the second stacked layer
covering at least a part of the semiconductor component.

US Pat. No. 9,417,452

DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Dania ...

1. A method of operation in a virtual image system or an augmented reality system, the method comprising:
for each of at least some of a plurality of frames being presented to an end user, determining a location of appearance of
a virtual object in a field of view of the end user relative to an end user frame of reference;

adjusting a presentation of at least one subsequent frame based at least in part on the determined location of appearance
of the virtual object in the field of view of the end users;

predicting an occurrence of a head movement of the end user based at least in part on the determined location of appearance
of the virtual object in the field of view of the end user;

estimating at least one value indicative of an estimated speed of the predicted head movement of the end user;
determining at least one first value that at least partially compensates for the estimated speed of the predicted head movement
of the end user;

rendering the at least one subsequent frame based at least in part on the determined first value; and
estimating at least one change in a speed in the predicted head movement of the end user, wherein the at least one change
in the speed occurs between a start of the predicted head movement and an end of the predicted head movement, and wherein
estimating the at least one value indicative of the estimated speed of the predicted head movement includes estimating the
at least one value indicative of the estimated speed that at least partially accommodates for the at least one estimated change
in the speed in the predicted head movement of the end user.

US Pat. No. 9,416,746

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, METHOD FOR SWITCHING OFF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND ENGINE CONTROL DEVICE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for an engine, comprising:
during engine operation with non-shutdown conditions, operating the engine with lean combustion when an NOx storage capacity
of a lean NOx trap is below a threshold;

responsive to an engine shut down signal being detected, delaying engine shutdown and operating the engine with rich combustion
until regeneration of the lean NOx trap reaches a threshold level; and

responsive to the engine shut down signal not being detected, determining that an engine shutdown is expected within a given
period of time and operating the engine with rich combustion until regeneration of the lean NOx trap reaches the threshold
level.

US Pat. No. 9,416,673

HYBRID INNER AIR SEAL FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A turbine section comprising:
first and second turbine rotors each carrying turbine blades for rotation about a central axis, said rotors each having at
least one rotating seal at a radially inner location;

a vane section formed of a plurality of circumferentially spaced vane components, each of said vane components having an airfoil
extending radially outwardly of a platform;

a first seal fixed to said platform, said first seal having a seal material positioned to be adjacent said at least one rotating
seal from the first rotor which is positioned in one axial direction relative to said first seal;

a second seal extending circumferentially beyond at least a plurality of said vane components, said second seal having seal
material positioned to be adjacent said at least one rotating seal of the second rotor on an opposed axial side from said
first rotor, the second seal extends for a greater circumferential extent than does the first seal;

said first and second seals include said seal material mounted onto a seal mount, and wherein said material is more abradable
than a material forming said mount; and

a first arm is fixed to said platform and extends radially inwardly in an opposed direction from said airfoil, with said arm
extending to said seal mount for said first seal, and a second arm extending radially inwardly from platform, with said second
arm including a connection to said mount for said second seal that allows movement.

US Pat. No. 9,416,204

POLYMER COMPRISING REPEAT UNITS WITH PHOTOACID-GENERATING FUNCTIONALITY AND BASE-SOLUBILITY-ENHANCING FUNCTIONALITY, AND ASSOCIATED PHOTORESIST COMPOSITION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FORMING METHOD

ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC ...

1. A polymer comprising, based on 100 mole percent of total repeat units, 60 to 100 mole percent of photoacid-generating repeat
units, wherein each of the photoacid-generating repeat units comprises (a) photoacid-generating functionality and (b) base-solubility-enhancing
functionality selected from the group consisting of tertiary carboxylic acid esters, secondary carboxylic acid esters wherein
the secondary carbon is substituted with at least one unsubstituted or substituted C6-40 aryl, acetals, ketals, lactones, sultones, alpha-fluorinated esters, beta-fluorinated esters, alpha,beta-fluorinated esters,
polyalkyleneglycols, alpha-fluorinated alcohols, and combinations thereof:
wherein the photoacid-generating repeat units have the structure
wherein
R1 is independently in each of the repeat units H, F, —CN, C1-10 alkyl, or C1-10 fluoroalkyl;

L1 is independently in each of the repeat units —O—, —C(O)—O—, unsubstituted C6-18 arylene, or substituted C6-18 arylene;

m is independently in each of the repeat units 0 or 1;
L2 is independently in each of the repeat units an unsubstituted or substituted C1-20 hydrocarbylene, wherein the substituted C1-20 hydrocarbylene can, optionally, include one or more in-chain divalent heteroatom-containing groups that is —O—, —S—, —NR2, —PR2—, —C(O)—, —OC(O)O—, —N(R2)C(O)—, —C(O)N(R2)—, —OC(O)N(R2)—, —N(R2)C(O)O—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —N(R2)S(O)2—, —S(O)2N(R2)—, —OS(O)2—, or —S(O)2O—, wherein R2 is H or C1-12 hydrocarbyl;

Z? is independently in each of the repeat units sulfonate (—SO2—), sulfonamidate, which is an anion of sulfonamide, —S(O)2N—R3, wherein R3 is H or unsubstituted or substituted C1-12 hydrocarbyl, or sulfonimidate, which is an anion of sulfonamide, —S(O)2N? S(O)2R3, wherein R3 is H or unsubstituted or substituted C1-12 hydrocarbyl; and

Q+ is photoacid-generating cation;

wherein at least one of L1, L2 (when m is 1), and Q+ comprises the base-solubility-enhancing functionality.

US Pat. No. 9,419,882

NETWORK ANALYZING SYSTEM, AS WELL AS NETWORK ANALYZING APPARATUS AND NETWORK ANALYZING PROGRAM, AS WELL AS DATA PROCESSING MODULE AND DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A network analysis apparatus, for use with a plurality of engines that perform data processing, to carry out an analysis
process relating to an IP network, comprising:
a first unit holding data-to-be-analyzed relating to the IP network;
a second unit storing data processing definition information that defines steps that carry out the processing of the data-to-be-analyzed
using at least one of the engines; and

an engine driving unit causing the at least one of the engines to carry out data processing based on the data processing definition
information to obtain a data processing result,

wherein the network analysis apparatus generates data processing frames having predetermined formats for causing respective
ones of the engines to execute data processing and to determine which of the engines is to be used for the data processing,

wherein each of the plurality of engines comprises an interface unit that communicates with the network analysis apparatus
and a data processing unit carrying out data processing in accordance with a request from the network analysis apparatus,
and

wherein the network analysis apparatus is configured to generate the data processing frames to include a processing designation
header identifying one engine, from among the plurality of engines, to execute the data processing of first data, and identifying
a second engine, from among the plurality of engines, to execute the data processing of second data based on the data processing
of the first data.

US Pat. No. 9,417,089

METHOD FOR MANAGING SCHEDULE USING USER'S LOCATION INFORMATION AND SYSTEM THEREOF

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. A method for managing a schedule of a user by a system for managing a schedule based on location information of the user,
the method comprising:
receiving schedule information, including appointment time and appointment location to meet a target person along with contact
information of the target person, into a schedule registration unit of the system;

providing an index related to a character of the user depending on whether the user arrived at other appointment locations
on time from a character management unit;

registering the schedule information in the schedule registration unit of the system;
receiving a location of the user from a location detecting device of the system;
sending a first message through a sending device of the system to the target person confirming the appointment location; and
sending a second message through the sending device to the user with regard to the index of the character management unit,
wherein the first message includes traffic information from the location of the user to the appointment location, and
wherein the second message indicates if the index is increased or decreased based on whether the user arrives at the appointment
location in time.

US Pat. No. 9,419,698

ANTENNA CALIBRATION METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. An antenna calibration method, wherein the method comprises:
a user equipment performing downlink channel measurement and determining a downlink channel matrix;
the user equipment determining a first weight matrix for antenna calibration based on the downlink channel matrix; and
the user equipment notifying the network side of the determined first weight matrix;
wherein the network-side apparatus receives one first weight matrix; and the network-side apparatus determines the calibration
coefficients by the equation of:


wherein E represents the determined calibration coefficients; GULT represents the transposed uplink channel matrix; V=[v1, v2, . . . , vN]T represents the first weight matrices; F=[f1, f2, . . . , fN]T represents functional variables; and

represents a diagonal matrix built from the first weight matrix; N represents the number of calibration pilot ports; or
the network-side apparatus receives multiple first weight matrices; and the network-side apparatus determines the calibration
coefficients in the equation of:


wherein E represents the determined calibration coefficient; GUL,qT represents the transposed uplink channel matrix corresponding to Vq; Vq=[vq1, vq2, . . . , vq]T represents the first weight matrices; Q represents the number of received first weight matrices; F=[f1, f2, . . . , fN]T represents functional variables; and

represents diagonal matrices built from the first weight matrices.

US Pat. No. 9,418,983

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING

CHENGDU MONOLITHIC POWER ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type and having an active cell area and a termination area;
a semiconductor transistor, formed in the active cell area and having a drain region, a gate region, and a source region;
a source metal, formed over the active cell area of the substrate and electrically coupled to the source region;
a gate metal, formed over the termination area of the substrate and electrically coupled to the gate region, wherein the gate
metal is formed around the source metal and is separated from the source metal with a gap; and

an ESD protection structure, formed atop the termination area of the semiconductor substrate and disposed substantially between
the source metal and the gate metal, wherein the ESD protection structure comprises a first isolation layer and an ESD protection
layer, and wherein the first isolation layer is disposed between the ESD protection layer and the substrate to isolate the
ESD protection layer from the substrate; and

wherein the ESD protection structure has a first portion adjacent to the source metal, a second portion adjacent to the gate
metal and a middle portion between and connecting the first portion and the second portion, wherein the middle portion has
a greater thickness than a thickness at any point along the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,419,952

MEMORY ENCRYPTION METHOD COMPATIBLE WITH A MEMORY INTERLEAVED SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING SYSTEM

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENO...

1. A method for managing an encrypted global interleaved memory space physically implemented according to an interleaving
addressing scheme in encrypted memory banks of a plurality of memories respectively belonging to a plurality of channels,
the encrypted global interleaved memory space being addressable with transactions through the interleaving addressing scheme
for routing each transaction to a channel containing a physical memory location corresponding to a transaction address in
accordance with the interleaving addressing scheme, and a range of addresses of an interleaved memory zone being equal to
an address interleaving step, the method comprising:
providing each channel with a local address pointer configured to be incrementally moved along the encrypted global interleaved
memory space each time the encrypted global interleaved memory space is addressed at a current address pointed by the local
address pointer;

addressing the encrypted global interleaved memory space from the channel with a specific transaction at the current address
in an absence of movement of the local address pointer during a time period;

re-encrypting data located at the current address with a new encryption key and incrementing the local address pointer to
its next position upon reception at the channel of the specific transaction having been initiated by the channel; and

if the specific transaction was initiated by another channel, discarding the specific transaction and sending an error transaction
to that another channel, and incrementing a local address pointer of the another channel by the address interleaving step
upon receiving the error transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,414,595

USE OF ANTHRANILIC ACID DIAMIDE DERIVATIVES FOR PEST CONTROL IN TRANSGENIC CROPS

Bayer CropScience AG, Mo...

1. A method for controlling insects, and/or acarids and/or nematodes comprising applying a mixture of compounds

wherein the compounds may also be present as an N-oxide and/or salt thereof, on one or more transgenic crops.

US Pat. No. 9,420,210

SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR FOR CAPTURING HIGH-SPEED PHENOMENA AND DRIVE METHOD FOR THE SAME

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A solid-state image sensor, comprising:
a pixel area in which a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion section for receiving light and producing
photocharges are arranged in a two-dimensional array; and

a memory area, which is an area separated from the pixel area and in which a burst reading memory section and continuous reading
memory section are arranged for each pixel,

the burst reading memory section having memory sections such that each pixel is connected to its own plurality of memory sections
in the burst reading memory section, the plurality of the memory sections being provided to hold output signals of one pixel
in the pixel area for a plurality of frames without being read to an outside of the memory area, and

separately from the burst reading memory section, the continuous reading memory section having memory sections such that each
pixel is connected to its own one memory section in the continuous reading memory section, and

in which an output signal line for reading signals held in the burst reading memory section and an output signal line for
reading a signal held in the continuous reading memory section are independently provided.

US Pat. No. 9,419,448

MULTI-MODULE, SCALABLE, HIGH POWER DENSITY, RADIATION-HARDENED POWER CONVERTER INTERFACE SYSTEM

Cree Fayetteville, Inc., ...

1. A selective cell charger apparatus for a battery stack comprising a plurality of individual cells stacked in series, the
apparatus comprising:
a plurality of unique frequency impedance networks with each unique frequency impedance network individually attached to one
cell of the individual cells, the unique frequency impedance network defining a unique band pass filter frequency that is
unique to one cell of the individual cells; and

a frequency shifting block generating a frequency charge signal including at least one charging frequency matching the band
pass filter frequency that is unique to the one cell.

US Pat. No. 9,419,118

TRENCH IGBT WITH TUB-SHAPED FLOATING P-WELL AND HOLE DRAINS TO P-BODY REGIONS

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A trench Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) die structure comprising:
a P type collector layer;
an N? type drift layer disposed over the P type collector layer;
a trench that extends a first distance toward the N? type drift layer from a substantially planar upper semiconductor surface,
wherein the trench has an inner sidewall and an outer sidewall and a bottom wall, and wherein the N? type drift layer forms
at least a portion of the bottom wall;

a P type body region that has a plurality of deeper portions and a plurality of shallower portions, wherein each deeper portion
extends a second distance into the N? type drift layer from the substantially planar upper semiconductor surface, wherein
each deeper portion forms a part of the outer sidewall of the trench, wherein each shallower portion extends a third distance
into the N? type drift layer from the substantially planar upper semiconductor surface, wherein each shallower portion forms
a part of the outer sidewall of the trench, wherein the second distance is greater than the third distance, and wherein the
second distance is greater than the first distance;

an N+ type emitter region, wherein the N+ type emitter region extends into the P type body region from the substantially planar
upper semiconductor surface, wherein the N+ type emitter region rings the trench and forms a part of the outer sidewall of
the trench;

a floating P type well region that extends into the N? type drift layer from the substantially planar upper semiconductor
surface, wherein the floating P type well region has a peripheral deeper portion that extends the second distance from the
substantially planar upper semiconductor surface toward the N? type drift layer, wherein the floating P type well region has
a central shallower portion that extends the third distance from the substantially planar upper semiconductor surface toward
the N? type drift layer, wherein the peripheral deeper portion of the floating P type well region rings the central shallower
portion of the floating P type well region and extends along the inner sidewall of the trench;

a gate insulating film covering a surface of the trench;
a trench gate electrode disposed on the gate insulating film;
a first metal terminal that is coupled to the P type body region;
a second metal terminal that is coupled to the trench gate electrode; and
a third metal terminal that is coupled to the P type collector layer.

US Pat. No. 9,418,677

NOISE SUPPRESSING DEVICE, NOISE SUPPRESSING METHOD, AND A NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING NOISE SUPPRESSING PROGRAM

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A noise suppressing device for suppress a noise component included in an input signal, the noise suppressing device comprising:
a processor; and
a non-transitory storage medium containing program instructions, execution of which by the processor causes the noise suppressing
device to provide functions of

a noise estimating unit configured to estimate a noise spectrum based on an input spectrum obtained by performing a frequency
analysis on the input signal;

a speech-likelihood calculating unit configured to calculate speech-likelihood based on the input spectrum and the noise spectrum;
a suppression-gain calculating unit configured to calculate first suppression gain based on the input spectrum and the noise
spectrum;

a suppression-gain combining unit configured to calculate third suppression gain by combining the first suppression gain and
second suppression gain, which is provided as a predetermined constant value or provided by smoothing the first suppression
gain, based on the speech-likelihood; and

a multiplying unit obtaining an output spectrum by multiplying the input spectrum by the third suppression gain.

US Pat. No. 9,415,575

SELF-HEALING LAMINATE SYSTEM

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A flexible laminate material comprising:
a first flexible multilayered composite comprising a first barrier layer and a first fabric layer,
a second flexible multilayered composite comprising a second barrier layer and a second fabric layer, and
a self-healing composite layer between the first and second flexible multilayered composites, the self-healing composite layer
having a thickness greater than 0.5 ram,

where the self-healing composite layer is able to withstand a strain of more than 10% without delamination and comprises:
an elastomer matrix,
a plurality of first capsules comprising a polymerizer for an elastomer and having an average diameter less than 500 micrometers,
and

a plurality of second capsules comprising a corresponding activator for the polymerizer, and
where the first and second barrier layers may be the same or different, and the first and second fabric layers may be the
same or different,

where the first and second fabric layers are positioned on the top and bottom sides of the laminate material,
and wherein the flexible laminate material further comprises an adhesion promoter between the first barrier layer and the
self-healing composite layer and/or an adhesion promoter between the second barrier layer and the self-healing composite layer.

US Pat. No. 9,419,206

MAGNETIC SENSOR AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

MagnaChip Semiconductor, ...

1. A magnetic sensor, comprising:
hall elements disposed in a substrate;
a protection layer disposed above the hall elements;
a seed layer disposed above the protection layer and hall elements; and
an integrated magnetic concentrator (IMC) disposed above the seed layer, wherein
the seed layer has an elevated portion that protrudes from an upper surface of the seed layer in a direction substantially
normal to an upper surface of the substrate, and

the IMC has an elevated portion that protrudes from an upper surface of the IMC in the direction substantially normal to the
upper surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,417,099

WIDE ACTIVATION ANGLE PINCH SENSOR SECTION

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A pinch sensor, comprising:
an elongate non-conductive casing enclosing first, second, and third elongate conductive electrodes;
the first and second electrodes being separated by a portion of the casing, a capacitance between the first and second electrodes
changing when an obstacle approaches the first electrode to provide a proximity indication of the obstacle to the pinch sensor;
and,

the second and third electrodes being separated by an air gap formed in the casing, a resistance between the second and third
electrodes changing when the second and third electrodes come into contact upon compression of the casing by the obstacle
to provide a contact indication of the obstacle with the pinch sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,420,281

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING VIDEO USING HIGH-PRECISION FILTER

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

1. A video decoding apparatus comprising:
a decoding unit configured to extract a quantized frequency-transformed block from a bitstream;
an inverse quantization unit configured to reconstruct a frequency-transformed block based on inversely quantizing the quantized
frequency-transformed block;

an inverse transform unit configured to reconstruct a residual block based on inversely transforming the frequency-transformed
block;

a prediction unit configured to generate a prediction block based on interpolating chroma sub-samples of a reference block
referenced by a motion vector of a current block; and

an addition unit configured to reconstruct the current block based on adding the reconstructed residual block and the prediction
block,

wherein the prediction unit is configured to
calculate non-divided values of a first set of sub-samples by multiplying chroma integer-pixels by integer numerators and
summing the multiplied chroma integer-pixels,

derive the first set of sub-samples by dividing the non-divided values by a common denominator, and
derive a second set of sub-samples by interpolation from the non-divided values of the first set of sub-samples, not from
the first set of sub-samples which have been divided by the common denominator, and then division by the common denominator.

US Pat. No. 9,420,638

MULTI-PART ELECTRODES FOR A HEATER LAYER

Nordson Corporation, Wes...

1. An electrode structure for a plasticating barrel having a wound wire-resistance heater over an electrically insulating
first ceramic layer, both covering a metallic cylinder substrate, said electrode structure comprising:
a) at least one lower electrode plate placed on said first ceramic layer;
b) at least one electrode band of wound wire formed over at least a portion of an upper surface of said lower electrode plate;
c) a second layer formed over at least said electrode band of closely wound wire; and
d) a pair of upper electrode plates attached to said upper surface of said lower electrode plate in an area not occupied by
said electrode band of wound wire, wherein a top surface of each said upper electrode plate is exposed for attachment to an
external plate with an external electrical connector having a terminal structure, said external plate bridging said pair of
upper electrode plates.

US Pat. No. 9,416,952

LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH A LIGHT SOURCE COMPRISING LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LLC...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
an envelope forming an interior volume and comprising light-transmissive material;
a heat dissipating assembly comprising a plurality of heat dissipating elements arranged radially about a center axis;
a reflector element disposed in the interior volume, wherein the reflector element comprises an aperture element disposed
at the center axis; and

a light source in thermal contact with the heat dissipating assembly.
US Pat. No. 9,416,188

MOLECULES THAT BIND CD180, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

University of Washington ...

1. An isolated nucleic acid encoding an anti-CD180 antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof comprising the complete amino
acid of SEQ ID NO:2.

US Pat. No. 9,418,269

LASER SCANNING INDICIA READING TERMINAL HAVING VARIABLE LENS ASSEMBLY

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. An indicia reading terminal, comprising:
a light source for emitting light;
a scanning apparatus for scanning the emitted light at a scan angle across a target;
a detector assembly for detecting reflected light and generating a scan signal for each scan;
a variable setting lens assembly having two or more lens settings for focusing the emitted light;
wherein the terminal is configured to execute each scan according to operational parameters, the operational parameters comprising
the lens setting, the scan angle, an energization level for the light source, an amplification gain for amplifying the scan
signal, and a bandwidth for processing the scan signal;

wherein the terminal is configured to execute one or more scans in accordance with a configuration selected from two or more
configurations and a profile selected from two or more profiles;

wherein each configuration designates the lens setting for each of the one or more scans; and
wherein each profile determines the operational parameters for a given scan based on the lens setting designated by the configuration
setting for the given scan.

US Pat. No. 9,416,290

NICKEL INKS AND OXIDATION RESISTANT AND CONDUCTIVE COATINGS

NthDegree Technologies Wo...

1. A conductive ink comprising:
a conductive nickel component;
a conductive carbon component; and
a polar liquid phobicity additive.

US Pat. No. 9,415,519

COMPOSITE END EFFECTOR AND METHOD OF MAKING A COMPOSITE END EFFECTOR

Varian Semiconductor Equi...

1. A composite end effector comprising:
a lower sandwich panel having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;an upper sandwich panel having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the first side of the upper
sandwich panel is bonded to the first side of the lower sandwich panel;
an electrical conductor disposed between the first side of the lower sandwich panel and the first side of the upper sandwich
panel; and

an electrostatic chuck is electrically coupled to the electrical conductor through an aperture in the upper sandwich panel.
US Pat. No. 9,416,369

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS TO MODULATE RNA PROCESSING

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ...

1. An expression vector encoding an endogenous RNA nucleic acid molecule altered to remove at least one naturally-encoded
mis-match at nucleotide position 5, 9, 10, 11 or 12 from the RNA's Drosha cutting site.

US Pat. No. 9,419,514

HIGH POWER FACTOR DC POWER SUPPLY WITH VARIABLE GAIN CONVERTER AND FAST-AVERAGING CONTROL LOOP

Universal Lighting Techno...

10. A light fixture configured to receive alternating current (AC) power from an AC power source and provide light, said light
fixture comprising:
a light source operable to provide light in response to receiving power;
a driver circuit operable to receive power from the AC power source and provide DC power to the light source, said driver
circuit comprising

a power factor correction (PFC) circuit configured to receive AC power from the AC power source and provide a DC power rail,
wherein the DC power rail has a maximum peak voltage and a minimum peak voltage corresponding to a ripple voltage having a
frequency,

a DC to DC converter configured to receive power from the DC power rail and provide a DC output voltage or current to the
light source from a DC output of the DC to DC converter as a function of a control signal, and

a closed loop control circuit configured to
determine at least one of a voltage across the light source or a current through the light source,
set a nominal operating frequency for the DC to DC converter as a function of the determined voltage or current, and
provide the control signal to the DC to DC converter as a function of the DC power rail, wherein a control signal associated
with a minimum operating frequency corresponds to the minimum peak voltage for the DC power rail, and a control signal associated
with a maximum operating frequency corresponds to the maximum peak voltage for the DC power rail,

wherein the closed loop control circuit has a low pass crossover frequency greater than the frequency of the ripple voltage
of the PFC circuit; and

a housing supporting the light source and the driver circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,419,371

ELECTRICAL DEVICE COVER ASSEMBLY WITH CORD RETENTION

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A cover assembly for an electrical wiring device comprising;
a base having a front face, a first side, a second side, a first end, a second end, and an opening in said front face for
receiving the electrical wiring device;

a cover hinged to said base and being pivotable between an open position providing access to said opening and a closed position
covering said opening; and

a first cord retention member positioned on said base near said second end and proximate said first side, wherein said first
cord retention member comprises a first leg extending outwardly from said front face of said base and a second leg extending
from said first leg and being spaced from said front face, wherein said first leg and said second leg form an opening with
a dimension for gripping an electrical cord.

US Pat. No. 9,417,837

MULTIPLE INPUT AND PASSENGER ENGAGEMENT CONFIGURATION TO INFLUENCE DYNAMIC GENERATED AUDIO APPLICATION

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. An apparatus for generating audio, comprising:
a first input configured to receive vehicle data received from a vehicle comprising information relating to a vehicle characteristic,
wherein the vehicle characteristic comprises at least one vehicle parameter indicating an operational state of a vehicle component;

a storage, operatively coupled to the input, for storing the vehicle data received from the vehicle and a plurality of audio
generation applications, wherein each of the plurality of audio generation applications are associated with a respective vehicle
state;

processing means, operatively coupled to the storage, wherein the processing means is configured to process the vehicle data
received from the vehicle over a predetermined period of time to determine a vehicle state and invoke at least one of the
plurality of audio generation application that is associated with the determined vehicle state;

a second input, configured to receive user input data comprising physical inputs from a user, wherein the processing means
is further configured to generate audio in the apparatus based on the user input data;

a third input for receiving device data comprising information indicating the presence of a device proximate to the apparatus;
and

a paired device that contains a device ID registered to at least one user,
wherein device registration is stored on the vehicle according to the device ID, and
wherein device registrations include a device user profile associated with each device ID that includes at least one of a
demographic data, user interests, or user device/vehicle history.

US Pat. No. 9,419,006

PROCESS FOR 3D NAND MEMORY WITH SOCKETED FLOATING GATE CELLS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method of forming a 3D NAND memory, comprising:
forming a multi-layer slab on top of a semiconductor substrate with layers corresponding to structures of an array of vertically
aligned NAND strings, and wherein the layers includes memory cell layers for forming memory cells of the NAND strings and
for forming word lines with socket components;

opening trenches in the multi-layer slab to expose the memory cell layers;
forming grottoes at where memory cells are to be formed in the memory cell layers exposed by the trenches, each grotto having
walls;

forming in each grotto a socket component of a word hue by lining the walls with deposition of a word line material;
depositing a layer of insulating material on the word line material lining the walls while leaving a remaining space in each
grotto;

filling the remaining space of each grotto with a floating gate material to form a floating gate embedded in each grotto;
forming other structures of the NAND strings and a plurality of bit lines through the trenches; and
partitioning the multi-layer slab by an isolation material into individual memory cells accessible by respective word lines
and bit lines.

US Pat. No. 9,417,282

METHOD FOR MANAGING THE OPERATION OF A CIRCUIT WITH TRIPLE MODULAR REDUNDANCY AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLL...

1. A method for managing operation of a logic component comprising a majority vote circuit and an odd number of flip-flops
equal to at least three, with each flip-flop having a data input, a test input, a test output and a data output coupled to
an input of the majority vote circuit, the method comprising:
placing the logic component in a normal operating mode in which a same input signal is delivered to each data input of the
flip-flops, and the majority vote circuit delivers an output signal;

following the normal operating mode, placing the logic component in a test mode in which
a flip-flop of the logic component is placed in the test mode,
a test signal is injected into the test input of the flip-flop being tested,
a logic state of the other flip-flops is frozen, and
the output signal delivered by the test output of the flip-flop being tested is analyzed; and
at the end of the test mode, placing the logic component back in the normal operating mode, with the majority vote circuit
restoring a value of the output signal on the data output of the logic component that existed prior to the test mode.

US Pat. No. 9,418,751

PRE-PROGRAM DETECTION OF THRESHOLD VOLTAGES OF SELECT GATE TRANSISTORS IN A MEMORY DEVICE

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for operating a memory device, comprising:
receiving first instructions from a host device at a memory device, the first instructions comprise a program command, write
data and a first address, the first address identifies memory cells in one plurality of NAND strings;

in response to the first instructions, evaluating a threshold voltage distribution of select gate transistors of the one plurality
of NAND strings to determine whether a number of the select gate transistors which have a threshold voltage outside a specified
range is greater than a maximum allowable number comprising at least 1-5% of the select gate transistors;

if the number of the select gate transistors which have a threshold voltage outside the specified range is not greater than
the maximum allowable number, executing the program command by programming the memory cells corresponding to the first address
with the write data; and

if the number of the select gate transistors which have a threshold voltage outside the specified range is greater than the
maximum allowable number, returning a program fail status to the host device without programming the memory cells corresponding
to the first address with the write data.

US Pat. No. 9,418,003

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONDITIONALLY PERFORMING GARBAGE COLLECTION

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored therein computer code adapted to be executed by a computer to perform
operations comprising:
instantiating a plurality of database objects in a portion of memory of a multi-tenant database, wherein the plurality of
database objects are owned by a plurality of tenants of the multi-tenant database and correspond to a plurality of applications
having access to the multi-tenant database, and wherein the plurality of database objects includes a first database object
corresponding to a database table that has first data accessible by a first tenant but not a second tenant and that has second
data accessible by the second tenant but not the first tenant;

dynamically creating a threshold value based on a permissible occupancy level of the portion of memory of the multi-tenant
database;

comparing to the threshold value an amount of free memory within the portion of memory of the multi-tenant database that is
not currently assigned to any of the plurality of tenants of the multi-tenant database; and

upon determining that the amount of free memory within the portion of memory of the multi-tenant database meets the threshold
value, performing garbage collection on the portion of memory of the multi-tenant database.

US Pat. No. 9,416,566

DOOR LATCH WITH FAST UNLOCK

Magna Closures Inc., New...

6. A closure latch for a vehicle door, comprising:
a ratchet movable between an open position and a closed position;
a door release lever operatively connected to the ratchet;
a lock lever movable along a lock lever path including a first lock lever position wherein the door release lever is operatively
disconnected from the lock lever, a second lock lever position wherein the lock lever is operatively connected to the door
release lever, and a third lock lever position wherein the lock lever carries out an additional function; and

a lock link engaging the lock lever and operatively connected to the door release lever, wherein at a selected point along
a portion of the lock lever path between the second lock lever position and the third lock lever position, the lock lever
disengages from the lock link.

US Pat. No. 9,416,009

METHOD FOR MODIFYING ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON NANOTUBES

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method for enriching specific species of carbon nanotubes according to their electronic properties and/or their diameter,
comprising modifying the electrical properties of carbon nanotubes by subjecting a composition of carbon nanotubes to one
or more radical initiator(s), wherein the modification is carried out in the presence of one or more alkene(s) or one or more
alkyne(s) or mixtures thereof to produce C—C radicals, wherein the alkene or alkyne is substituted with one or more electron-withdrawing
groups, and wherein the specific species of carbon nanotubes to be enriched comprises single-walled semiconducting carbon
nanotubes;
wherein the method comprises:
mixing the composition of carbon nanotubes with the one or more radical initiator(s) in an organic solvent or a mixture of
organic solvents to form a mixture, wherein the radical initiator is selected from the group consisting of organic peroxides,
inorganic initiators, halogen-containing compounds and mixtures thereof;

activating the one or more radical initiator(s) to form radicals;
reacting the carbon nanotubes with the radicals, wherein the radicals preferably react with those species of carbon nanotubes
different from the specific species of carbon nanotubes to be enriched; and

separating the modified carbon nanotubes from the unmodified carbon nanotubes, thereby enriching the specific species of carbon
nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 9,419,360

MATING INTERFACES FOR HIGH SPEED HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A mating interface of an electrical connector, the mating interface comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements positioned in a plurality of columns, wherein:
the plurality of conductive elements comprises a plurality of first conductive elements adapted to be signal conductors and
a plurality of second conductive elements adapted to be ground conductors;

the signal conductors are arranged in pairs adapted to carry differential signals;
within each column of the plurality of columns, adjacent pairs of signal conductors are separated by at least one ground conductor;
and

each of the plurality of conductive elements comprises:
a sheet of conductive material formed into a three dimensional structure such that the conductive material is disposed, at
least, on two opposing sides of an opening adapted to receive a mating conductive element; and

two tabs cut in the sheet, each of the two tabs comprising a mating contact surface facing the opening wherein the two tabs
are adapted to make contact with opposite sides of the mating conductive element.