US Pat. No. 9,429,078

MULTI-COMPATIBLE DIGITAL ENGINE CONTROLLER

TUCSON EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, ...

1. A digital engine controller compatible with multiple variants of gas turbine engine, the controller programmed to perform
operations including receiving engine-specific data from a machine readable data source physically associated with a target
gas turbine engine representing one of the multiple variants, responsive to receiving the engine-specific data determining
combustion inputs to the target gas turbine engine in accordance with predetermined target-engine-specific rules and parameters
stated or identified by the received engine-specific data, said determined combustion inputs including fuel, air, and ignition,
and operating the target gas turbine engine in accordance with the determined combustion inputs.

US Pat. No. 9,429,081

CYLINDER RE-ACTIVATION FUELING CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An engine control system, comprising:
a cylinder control module that selectively activates and deactivates intake and exhaust valves of a cylinder of an engine;
and

a fuel control module that disables fueling of the cylinder when the intake and exhaust valves of the cylinder are deactivated
and that, when the intake and exhaust valves of the cylinder are activated after being deactivated for at least one combustion
cycle of the cylinder, adjusts fueling of the cylinder based on a predetermined reactivation fueling adjustment set for the
cylinder based on at least one constituent of exhaust resulting from the adjustment based on the predetermined fueling adjustment.

US Pat. No. 9,431,794

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTAINING AT LEAST ONE ACTIVE DEVICE LAYER HAVING A WURTZITE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

VERLASE TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:
an optoelectronic device that includes:
an active device region comprising a semiconductor coating having a wurtzite crystal structure, wherein said semiconductor
coating is selected from a group consisting of a II-VI semiconductor material or a I-VI semiconductor material, said active
device region having a first side and a second side opposite said first side;

a first ohmic contact located on said first side of said active device region and in operative relation to said active device
region; and

a second ohmic contact located on said second side of said active device region and in operative relation to said active device
region and said first ohmic contact;

wherein said wurtzite crystal structure results from epitaxial growth of said semiconductor coating on a naturally lamellar
single crystal substrate selected to promote said wurtzite crystal structure.

US Pat. No. 9,429,520

ENRICHMENT AND IDENTIFICATION OF FETAL CELLS IN MATERNAL BLOOD AND LIGANDS FOR SUCH USE

Arcedi Biotech ApS, Vejl...

1. A method of detecting cells having a combined endothelial-epithelial phenotype, said method comprising the steps of:
a) providing a blood sample from a pregnant woman, or a fraction thereof;
b) contacting the sample or a fraction thereof with a hybridization probe comprising at least 10 contiguous nucleotides complementary
to a gene encoding an endothelial cell marker or a ligand directed to an endothelial cell marker, wherein said endothelial
cell marker is selected from the group consisting of CD105, CD146, CD141, vimentin, VCAM, ICAM, VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2, VEGFR-3,
ITGA5, ITGB5, CDH11, and CDH3;

c) selecting the cells expressing said endothelial cell marker, thereby obtaining a population of cells enriched in cells
expressing said endothelial cell marker;

d) contacting the enriched population of cells with a hybridization probe comprising at least 10 contiguous nucleotides complementary
to a gene encoding an epithelial cell marker or a ligand directed to an epithelial cell marker, wherein said epithelial cell
marker is selected from the group consisting of CK1, CK2, CK3, CK4, CK5, CK6, CK7, CK8, CK9, CK10, CK13, CK14, CK15, CK16,
CK17, CK18, and CK19; and

e) detecting cells expressing said epithelial cell marker in the cells obtained in step d as having a combined endothelial-epithelial
phenotype.

US Pat. No. 9,427,176

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

1. An implantable medical device including:
a. an acceleration sensor;
b. a pressure sensor;
c. a BCG capturing unit configured to:
(1) receive an acceleration signal from the acceleration sensor, and
(2) derive a ballistocardiogram from the acceleration signal; and
d. a BCG evaluation unit configured to supply:
(1) an output signal representing a stroke volume, the output signal being dependent on the ballistocardiogram, and
(2) an output signal representing a contractility measure for a left ventricle from the ballistocardiogram, wherein the contractility
measure is derived from the rise of a J-wave from the ballistocardiogram; and

e. an evaluation unit configured to determine temporal synchronization of:
(1) the pressure signal, and
(2) blood ejection indicated by the ballistocardiogram.

US Pat. No. 9,428,083

VEHICLE SEAT WITH ROLLER GUIDE

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

1. A vehicle seat comprising a roller guide, the roller guide having at least one guide rail, which is open at a side at least
in part, and at least one roller, which rolls in the guide rail and is connected by at least one shaft to parts of the vehicle
seat, a roller cover part of the roller being rollable with at least part of a running surface of the roller along a first
inner wall of the guide rail, said first inner wall being arranged on a lower side of the roller, and in parallel with or
at an angle to a longitudinal course of the shaft,
wherein the roller cover part of the roller is divided at least into a first functional region and a second functional region
which are arranged as circumferential surfaces one behind the other in a direction of the shaft of the roller, and the first
functional region of the roller cover part of the roller being deformable by pressurization by means of seat occupation, and
being in contact, in a movement-free state without seat occupation, with the first inner wall and with a second inner wall
of the guide rail, said second inner wall being arranged on an upper side of the roller and extending in parallel with the
first inner wall, and wherein the outer diameter of the second functional region is smaller than a spacing between the first
inner wall and the second inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,430,355

SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS WITH THREAD DUMP ANALYSIS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method comprising:
accessing a first thread dump from an execution of an application;
accessing a second thread dump from the execution of the application;
performing, by a processor of a machine, a comparison of the second thread dump with the first thread dump;
based on the comparison:
identifying a problem in the execution of the application, and
identifying a potential problem in the execution of the application;
determining, for each of the identified problem and the potential problem, a relevance value;
based on the relevance value for the potential problem being below a threshold, not causing a presentation of information
about the potential problem to a user; and

based on the relevance value for the identified problem being above the threshold, causing a presentation of information about
the identified problem to the user.

US Pat. No. 9,431,879

GENERATOR MOTOR AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE USING SAME

HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACH...

1. A generator motor comprising: a stator which is fixed to an inner diameter side of a housing; a rotor which is disposed
to be opposed to an inner circumferential side of the stator and which is supported by bearings rotatably; and armature windings
which are wound around teeth of a stator core, which teeth are adjacent to slots; wherein:
a passage through which a cooling medium flows and injection holes which communicate with the passage and which inject the
cooling medium at positions opposite to winding ends of the armature windings are provided in each of brackets provided on
a shaft of the rotor through the bearings;

the cooling medium is injected from the injection holes of the brackets disposed on axially opposite sides of the shaft toward
the winding ends of the armature windings; and

the flow rate distribution of the cooling medium from the plurality of injection holes is set so that the flow rate of the
cooling medium from any of the injection holes is higher as the position of the injection hole is higher above the level of
the shaft and wherein:

the number of injection holes provided at positions opposite to the winding ends of the armature windings is large in a vertically
upper portion of each of the brackets and gradually smaller in a portion thereof closer to the level of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,433,134

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND POWER CONVERTER USING THE SAME

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power semiconductor module comprising:
a first package having an upper arm circuit section constituting an inverter circuit;
a second package having a lower arm circuit section constituting an inverter circuit;
a metal case having a storage space to store the first package and the second package and an opening connecting with the storage
space; and

an intermediate connecting conductor to couple the upper arm circuit section with the lower arm circuit section, wherein:
the metal case includes a first radiating section and a second radiating section facing the first radiating section through
the storage space,

the first package includes a first semiconductor chip, a first conductor plate and a second conductor plate to interpose the
first semiconductor chip, a first collector-side terminal coupled with the first conductor plate, a first emitter-side terminal
coupled with the second conductor plate, and a first sealant to seal parts of the first conductor plate and the second conductor
plate and the first semiconductor chip,

the second package includes a second semiconductor chip, a third conductor plate and a fourth conductor plate to interpose
the second semiconductor chip, a second collector-side terminal coupled with the third conductor plate, a second emitter-side
terminal coupled with the fourth conductor plate, and a second sealant to seal parts of the third conductor plate and the
fourth conductor plate and the second semiconductor chip,

further, the first package is arranged so that the arrangement direction of the first package and the second package are parallel
to the respective surfaces facing the first radiating section and the second radiating section,

the first collector-side terminal and the second emitter-side terminal protrude outside the metal case from the opening of
the metal case,

the intermediate connecting conductor couples the first emitter-side terminal with the second collector-side terminal in the
storage space of the metal case, and

the first sealant and the second sealant are provided separately from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,433,132

RECIRCULATING DIELECTRIC FLUID COOLING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for immersion cooling comprising:
a plurality of trays, each tray of the plurality of trays to hold one or more circuit boards and having a first opening to
allow dielectric fluid to be injected into the tray, and a second opening, to allow for escape of the dielectric fluid out
of the tray;

a fluid circulation system including:
a catchment area, disposed below the plurality of trays, to collect the dielectric fluid that escapes from the plurality of
trays; and

a distribution manifold having a plurality of injection ports disposed above or adjacent to respective trays of the plurality
of trays, the distribution manifold coupled with the catchment area, to deliver the dielectric fluid collected in the catchment
area back to the plurality of trays via the injection ports; and

a pump coupled with the catchment area and the distribution manifold, the pump to deliver the dielectric fluid collected in
the catchment area to the distribution manifold at a rate equal to or greater than a rate at which the dielectric fluid escapes
from the plurality of trays.

US Pat. No. 9,432,967

METHOD FOR REPORTING INFORMATION BASED ON LOCATION ESTIMATION AND ESTIMATING LOCATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A user equipment (UE) performing in a wireless communication system, the wireless apparatus comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) unit that transmits and receives a radio signal; and
a processor operating functionally connected with the RF unit,
wherein the process is configured to perform,
transmitting a measurement result at a specific time to a network via the RF unit;
acquiring an interpolation parameter which includes a parameter indicating a maximum moving distance of the UE from the network
via the RF unit;

acquiring information based on a first location estimation which includes information on a first location of the UE at a first
time and information on the first time via the RF unit;

transmitting the information based on the first location estimation to the network via the RF unit when a first moving distance
of the UE between the specific time and the first time is smaller than the maximum moving distance;

acquiring the information based on the second location estimation which includes information on a second location of the UE
at a second time and information on the second time via the RF unit; and

transmitting the information based on the second location estimation to the network via the RF unit when a second moving distance
of the UE between the first time and the second time is smaller than the maximum moving distance,

wherein the first moving distance of the UE between the specific time and the first time is proportional to a velocity of
the UE in a section between the specific time and the first time, and

wherein the second moving distance of the UE between the first time and the second time is proportional to a velocity of the
UE in a section between the first time and the second time.

US Pat. No. 9,433,120

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a display panel including a front substrate and a rear substrate;
a frame provided behind the display panel;
a side cover positioned relative to sides of the display panel, the side cover including
a side wall,
a first tab portion extending from a first portion of the side wall in a first direction, and
a second tab portion extending from a second portion of the side wall in a second direction, the second direction being different
to the first direction,

the side cover being connected to the frame; and
a back cover provided behind the frame,
a connection side cover which extends in the second direction and is provided between and coupled to edges of the side cover,
wherein the first tab portion is spaced from the second tab portion with a gap at or near a corner of the side cover, and
wherein the first portion of the side wall is connected to the second portion of the side wall at or near the corner of the
side cover.

US Pat. No. 9,433,131

BOARD UNIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A board unit comprising:
a board to have an object to be cooled, the object being implemented on the board, the board configured to be capable of being
oriented in first and second orientations;

a baffle plate rotatably coupled to the board and to be displaced to a first rotary position when the board is in the first
orientation, to guide a first cooling air, to flow in a first direction with respect to the board, to the object to be cooled
and a second rotary position when the board is in the second orientation, to guide a second cooling air, to flow in a second
direction with respect to the board, to the object to be cooled; and

an arm to be movably attached to the board and also to be rotatably coupled to a rotary end of the baffle plate to displace
the baffle plate to the first rotary position and the second rotary position with movement of the arm.

US Pat. No. 9,431,189

CONFIGURABLE BUTTONS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

APPLE INC., Cupertino, A...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a housing;
an input mechanism associated with the housing that includes a switch activated by movement of at least a portion of the input
mechanism and configured to produce an output based on an activation of the switch;

a sensor operative to detect a location of an object proximate to at least the portion of the input mechanism or the housing;
and

a control mechanism operative to:
determine that the object is proximate to a region associated with the input mechanism based on the location;
in the event that the control mechanism determines that the object is proximate to the region, acknowledge the activation
of the switch; and

in the event the control mechanism determines that the object is proximate to the input mechanism outside the region, ignore
the activation of the switch.

US Pat. No. 9,432,943

ADAPTIVE NETWORK SEARCHING IN OUT-OF-SERVICE SCENARIOS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory computer accessible memory medium comprising program instructions which, when executed at a wireless user
equipment (UE) device, cause the UE to:
perform cellular communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT);
determine that cellular service according to the first RAT is not available;
determine a user activity level of the UE;
select a first search algorithm from at least two possible search algorithms, wherein the first search algorithm is selected
based at least in part on the determined user activity level of the UE;

perform a first search for cellular service according to the first RAT, wherein the first search is performed according to
the first search algorithm;

after selection of the first search algorithm, determine that one or more pre-configured conditions for modifying out-of-service
search behavior of the UE have occurred, wherein the one or more pre-configured conditions comprise one or more of:

crossing a pre-configured estimated remaining battery life threshold; or
receiving user input specifying a modification of out-of-service search behavior of the UE;
select a second search algorithm from the at least two possible search algorithms based on the one or more pre-configured
conditions having occurred; and

interrupt the first search and initiate a second search for cellular service according to the first RAT, wherein the second
search is performed according to the second search algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,432,161

SHARED CHANNEL RESOURCE ALLOCATION

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for allocating resources in a wireless communications system having a plurality of terminals serviced via a shared
communication channel, wherein each code-point for coding and modulation of communications over the shared communication channel
is associated with a spectral efficiency value, and wherein the resources are defined by physical resource units comprising
frequency and time resources of the shared communication channel, the method comprising:
identifying respective code-points for the plurality of terminals serviced via the shared communication channel for a first
time period;

receiving resource requests associated with requested data transmissions for the plurality of terminals for the first time
period;

identifying a congestion condition when aggregate demand for physical resource unit allocations for the plurality of terminals
exceeds available physical resource units of the shared communication channel for the first time period based on a provisional
allocation according to the respective resource requests and the respective code-points associated with the plurality of terminals;
and

re-allocating a subset of the available physical resource units of the shared communication channel to a subset of terminals
of the plurality of terminals in response to the congestion condition, the subset of terminals comprising at least two terminals
having different code-points, wherein respective re-allocated shares of the subset of the available physical resource units
for the subset of terminals are determined based on an amount of resources of the subset of the available physical resource
units in relation to a number of terminals of the subset of terminals, and wherein the respective re-allocated shares are
independent of the respective spectral efficiency values associated with the respective code-points for the subset of terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,433,017

POWER-EFFICIENT MEDIA ACCESS TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an access selection module to:
identify a timing format comprising a first time interval and a second time interval select a channel access technique from
two or more channel access techniques based on a timing format,

select a first channel access technique during the first time interval, the first channel access technique to:
determine whether a randomly generated value is greater than or equal to an access probability,
in response to determining that the randomly generated value is great than or equal to the access probability, perform carrier
sensing, and

in response to determining that the randomly generated value is less than the access probability, forego performing carrier
sensing, and

select a second channel access technique during the second time interval; and
a transceiver to access a channel according to the first channel access technique during the first time interval and the second
channel access technique during the second time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,432,972

RADIO TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND RADIO TRANSMISSION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A radio transmission apparatus comprising:
an uplink scheduler which, in operation, determines an uplink transmission format and selects an index corresponding to the
determined uplink transmission format, the uplink transmission format including a transport block size (TB size) for user
data;

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the index to a mobile station; and
a receiver which, in operation, receives the user data and control information, which are coded using the uplink transmission
format and which are transmitted together from the mobile station, the control information being one or both of an acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgement
(ACK/NACK) and a channel quality indicator (CQI),

wherein a code rate of the user data for the TB size of the uplink transmission format indicated by the index is adjusted
depending on whether the user data is transmitted from the mobile station together with the CQI, with the ACK/NACK, or with
both of the CQI and ACK/NACK as the control information.

US Pat. No. 9,432,973

CONTROL CHANNEL RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A control channel resource allocation method for a time division duplexing (TDD) system, the method comprising:
determining, by a processor, a virtual resource block (VRB) number corresponding to a first physical downlink control channel
(PDCCH), wherein the first PDCCH comprises: a secondary physical downlink control channel (S-PDCCH) or a relay physical downlink
control channel (R-PDCCH); and

obtaining, by the processor, according to the VRB number, an offset and a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) parameter,
a PUCCH format 1a or 1b resource number corresponding to the first PDCCH;

wherein obtaining the PUCCH format 1a or 1b resource number corresponding to the first PDCCH further comprises adding the offset to the VRB number and then adding the
PUCCH parameter;

wherein the first PDCCH does not use cross-interleaving;
wherein the offset comprises the sum of the total quantity NCCE,allPDCCH of control channel elements (CCEs) of the first PDCCH in M subframes and a second offset Noffset, wherein the M subframes are downlink subframes corresponding to uplink subframes for feeding back a positive acknowledgement
(ACK) or a negative acknowledgement (NACK), and M is an integer greater than or equal to 1.

US Pat. No. 9,432,970

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE NOTIFICATION MESSAGES

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for transmitting Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) information update indication information, comprising:
constructing Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) information update indication information;
adding Cycle Redundancy Check (CRC) bits to the MCCH information update indication information in a Physical Downlink Control
Channel (PDCCH), and scrambling the CRC bits with an arranged Radio Network Temporary Identity (RNTI) identifying the MCCH
information update indication information as a scrambling code; and

transmitting the MCCH information update indication information in a public searching area of the PDCCH of a Multimedia Broadcast
over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frame which does not carry control information corresponding to System Information
RNTI (SI-RNTI), Random Access RNTI (RA-RNTI) and Paging RNTI (P-RNTI) simultaneously;

wherein the MCCH information update indication information is carried in the PDCCH of MBSFN sub-frames by an arranged RNTI.

US Pat. No. 9,432,807

SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH AUTOMATIC RADIUS CROSSING NOTIFICATION FOR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TRACKER

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method comprising:
a tracker device receiving first user input requesting a dynamic creation of a first geo-fence;
the tracker device receiving second user input identifying a distance of a radius of the first geo-fence after receiving the
first user input requesting the dynamic creation of the geo-fence;

responsive to the received first and second user inputs, the tracker device creating the first geo-fence having the radius
around an object associated with the tracker device;

the object crossing the created first geo-fence;
the tracker device automatically creating a second geo-fence around the object at another location without any additional
steps by a user; and

the tracker device tracking the object around a location that is not necessarily predetermined or frequently visited,
wherein the automatic creating of the second geo-fence around the object at the another location and the tracking of the object
around the location that is not necessarily predetermined or frequently visited are selectable features activated by a physical
button associated with the tracker device, and

wherein a notification is sent to the user each time the object crosses the created first or second geo-fence.

US Pat. No. 9,432,896

MOBILITY ACROSS SATELLITE BEAMS USING L2 CONNECTIVITY

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of satellite communication, the method comprising:
providing communication service of an aircraft via a first spot beam of a satellite;
obtaining an IP address for a device within the aircraft;
communicating, via the first spot beam, first communications of a communication session of the device using the IP address;
transitioning the communication service of the aircraft to a second spot beam when the aircraft is within an overlap of the
first spot beam and the second spot beam, wherein the second spot beam is serviced by a gateway having session information
for maintaining connectivity of the communication session of the device; and

communicating, via the second spot beam, second communications of the communication session of the device using the IP address.

US Pat. No. 9,432,307

INTERNET PROTOCOL BROADCASTING

VIASAT INC., Carlsbad, C...

1. A method for mediating sharing of a plurality of customized channels of content atoms among a plurality of users, the content
atoms being stored locally to the plurality of users, the method comprising:
selecting a subscriber group from a plurality of subscriber groups, the subscriber group being associated with a customized
channel of the plurality of customized channels and comprising a set of subscribers, each subscriber in the subscriber group
being one of the plurality of users that has subscribed to the customized channel;

receiving a channel history dataset associated with the customized channel from each subscriber of the subscriber group, the
channel history dataset comprising representations of subscriber preferences that affect handling of the content atoms with
respect to the customized channel;

generating a mediation output according to the channel history datasets, the mediation output representing a set of updates
to the channel history datasets configured to substantially synchronize the handling of the content atoms with respect to
the customized channel among the subscribers of the subscriber group; and

communicating the mediation output to the subscribers of the subscriber group.

US Pat. No. 9,429,171

HYDRAULIC CONTROL DEVICE OF WHEELED INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A hydraulic control system for a wheeled working vehicle provided with an engine, a starter for starting up the engine,
a hydraulic pump drivable by the engine, an accumulator for storing pressure oil therein by being fed with hydraulic oil delivered
from the hydraulic pump, a brake system for applying braking to wheels by the pressure oil stored in the accumulator, and
a brake valve for controlling the pressure oil to be fed to the brake system, wherein:
the hydraulic control system is provided with:
a first accumulator connected, as the accumulator, to a first line connecting the hydraulic pump and the brake valve to each
other,

a second accumulator connected, as the accumulator, to a second line branching from the first line at a point between the
hydraulic pump and the first accumulator,

an operation detection device for detecting whether or not the starter is in an operation state,
a rotational frequency detection device for detecting a rotational frequency of the engine,
an on/off valve arranged in the second line and switchable in valve position to an open position, where the first line and
the second accumulator are communicated to each other, or a closed position, where the first line and the second accumulator
are cut off from each other, and

a valve control device for controlling the on/off valve based on the operation state of the starter as detected by the operation
detection device and the rotational frequency of the engine as detected by the rotational frequency detection device; and

upon detection of the operation state of the starter by the operation detection device, the valve control device controls
the valve position of the on/off valve at the closed position until the rotational frequency of the engine as detected by
the rotational frequency detection device reaches a preset rotational frequency set beforehand, but controls the valve position
of the on/off valve at the open position after the rotational frequency of the engine has reached the preset rotational frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,427,410

FORMULATION OF ACOUSTICALLY ACTIVATABLE PARTICLES HAVING LOW VAPORIZATION ENERGY AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

The University of North ...

1. A method or producing particles or materials for ultrasound activation, comprising:
extruding or emulsifying a first substance comprising at least one component that is a perfluorocarbon or perfluorochemical
having a boiling point below 25° C. at atmospheric pressure into or in the presence of a second substance to create a bubble
in which the first substance is encapsulated by the second substance and wherein at least some of the first substance exists
in a gaseous phase at the time of encapsulation of the first substance within the second substance, and, after formation of
the bubble, causing the first substance that is In the gaseous phase In the bubble to condense to a liquid phase, which causes
the bubble to transform into a droplet or emulsion having a core consisting of a liquid; wherein the droplet or emulsion is
an activatable phase change agent that remains a droplet having a core consisting or a liquid at 25° C. and atmospheric pressure,
and wherein the first substance has a boiling point below 25° C. at atmospheric pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,432,961

LOCATION-ASSISTED SERVICE CAPABILITY MONITORING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of responding to anticipated travel into a region having particular network communication service quality characteristics,
the method comprising:
detecting, at a mobile device, using one or more sensors of the mobile device:
a current location of the mobile device;
a current direction of travel of the mobile device; and
a current speed of travel of the mobile device;
determining, based at least in part on the current location, the current direction of travel, and the current speed of travel,
by the mobile device, that the mobile device will enter a region having the particular network communication service quality
characteristics within a specified threshold amount of time; and

in response to determining that the mobile device will enter the region within the specified threshold amount of time, automatically
displaying, on a display of the mobile device, a notification alerting a user of the mobile device that the mobile device
will enter the region having the particular network communication service quality characteristics within the specified threshold
amount of time.

US Pat. No. 9,431,314

THERMOSETTING RESIN COMPOSITION FOR SEALING PACKING OF SEMICONDUCTOR, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A thermosetting resin composition for an underfilling of a semiconductor comprising, as essential components, a thermosetting
resin, a curing agent, a flux agent and two or more inorganic fillers with different mean particle sizes, wherein the inorganic
fillers include an inorganic filler with a mean particle size of no greater than 100 nm and an inorganic filler with a mean
particle size of greater than 150 nm and no greater than 500 nm; wherein:
said thermosetting resin and said flux agent are separate ingredients,
said thermosetting resin composition is in the form of a film,
said thermosetting resin contains an epoxy resin which is solid at 25° C.
wherein the inorganic filler with a mean particle size of no greater than 100 nm is surface-treated, and
wherein the inorganic filler with a mean particle size of greater than 150 nm and no greater than 500 nm is non-surface-treated.

US Pat. No. 9,429,709

STACK OF LIGHT GUIDE PLATES AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING THE SAME

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. An arrangement of stack of light guide plates to be cut or processed, where each light guide plate comprises a light guide
plate body and an incident side, thickness T1 of the incident side is more than thickness T2 of the light guide plate body, two light guide plates are reversely arranged and laminated when the two light guide plates
are processed, and then a plurality of a pair of laminated light guide plates are stacked;
wherein the thickness T1 of the incident side is more than double the thickness T2 of the light guide plate body, a top of the incident side of the one light guide plate over a light emitting surface of the
one light guide plate itself is connected to the light emitting surface of the other light guide plate, the middle between
the laminated light guide plate bodies comprises a gap, and the gap comprises a base plate so as to improve efficiency in
processing and utilization of equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,428,133

MOTOR VEHICLE WITH AN AIRBAG MODULE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A motor vehicle, having an airbag module with at least one airbag and at least one gas generator comprising:
an airbag housing that accommodates the at least one airbag and the at least one gas generator;
a fixing frame located on a wall section of a dashboard of the motor vehicle, the airbag housing being fixable on the fixing
frame, wherein

the airbag housing comprises a plurality of laterally outward-projecting tongues on at least two opposing sides, the tongues
arranged next to one another on one side being spaced apart by at least one tongue width,

the fixing frame has corresponding undercuts with respect to the tongues, the airbag module being held form-lockingly via
the tongues in the corresponding undercuts,

the airbag housing is slid in a longitudinal direction of the airbag housing so that the tongues slide into the undercuts,
to thereby fix the airbag housing at the fixing frame.

US Pat. No. 9,433,123

ELECTRIC APPARATUS

ABB Technology OY, Helsi...

1. An electric apparatus, comprising:
an inlet and an outlet for passing a first airflow generated by a fan through the apparatus;
a first cooling element for receiving heat generated by a primary electric component and for dissipating heat into the first
airflow;

a component space including a secondary electric component;
a housing that encloses the first cooling element, the secondary electric component, and the component space;
one or more walls separating the component space containing the secondary electric component from the first cooling element
and preventing the first airflow from entering the component space, and

a second cooling element having a first end in the component space, which first end is thermally connected to the secondary
electric component to receive heat generated by the secondary electric component, and a second end located outside of the
component space to dissipate heat received from the secondary electric component to the first airflow,

wherein the first end of the second cooling element is provided with fins, and the second end of the second cooling element
is provided with fins.

US Pat. No. 9,432,819

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING HOME NODE-B IDENTIFICATION AND ACCESS RESTRICTION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for restricting access to a closed subscriber group (CSG), the method comprising:
transmitting a message from a cell, the message including a CSG identifier (ID) and at least one indicator, and one of the
at least one indicator including a CSG indication that the cell is a CSG cell;

transmitting signaling from a network via the cell, the signaling including a plurality of allowed CSG IDs; and
receiving, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), a request for access to the CSG cell based on the at least one indicator
and on the CSG ID being included in the list of allowed CSG IDs.

US Pat. No. 9,432,678

ADAPTING A VIDEO STREAM

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method for adapting characteristics of a video stream, the method comprising:
receiving, at a video adaptation device, a source video stream comprising instructions to employ at least one reference frame,
wherein said source video stream is encoded;

adapting said source video stream, at said video adaptation device, such that said instructions are adapted to employ a different
number of reference frames, wherein said source video stream is only partially decoded before said adapting; and

producing an output video stream, at a video adaptation device, with said adapted instructions to employ said different number
of said reference frames, wherein said producing does not require complete re-encoding.

US Pat. No. 9,430,893

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING REJECTED COINS DURING COIN PROCESSING

Cummins-Allison Corp., M...

1. A method for managing coins processed by an automated currency processing system, the method comprising:
receiving a batch of coins via a coin input area of the currency processing system;
feeding the batch of coins into a coin processing unit of the currency processing system, the coin processing unit including
one or more coin discriminating sensors;

sorting the batch of coins into genuine fit target coins and reject coins with the coin processing unit;
sorting the reject coins into a plurality of reject groups with the coin processing unit, each of the reject groups corresponding
to a respective category of rejected coins;

analyzing, via one or more processors and the one or more coin discriminating sensors, at least one of the reject groups to
determine if any genuine target coins were mischaracterized and erroneously sorted into the at least one reject group; and

crediting, via the one or more processors, a user of the currency processing system for the genuine target coins in the at
least one reject group determined to have been mischaracterized and erroneously sorted.

US Pat. No. 9,433,044

LED BACKLIGHT SOURCES FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICES AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICES

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

11. A LED backlight source for LCD, comprising:
a boost circuit for boosting an input voltage to an operation voltage needed by a LED string;
a current control module connecting to an negative end of the LED string to adjust an operation current of the LED string;
a voltage detection circuit for detecting whether the input voltage has been decreased, and for providing a control signals
to a backlight driving control circuit upon determining the input voltage has been decreased; and

the backlight driving control circuit is configured for providing a first square-wave signals to the boost circuit for boosting
the voltage, for providing a second square-wave signals to the current control module for adjusting a current, and for decreasing
an input current upon receiving the control signals from the voltage detection circuit;

wherein the voltage detection circuit comprises:
a divider configured for dividing the input voltage to generate a comparing voltage;
a comparator configured for comparing the comparing voltage and the reference voltage; and
a frequency adjusting circuit configured for controlling the backlight driving control circuit to increase the frequency of
the first square-wave signals to be provided to the boost circuit upon determining the comparing voltage is smaller than the
reference voltage so as to decreased the input current; and

wherein the divider comprises a first resistor and as second resistor, one end of the first resistor is for receiving the
input voltage, the other end of the first resistor connects to one end of the second resistor and to a negative input end
of the comparator, and the other end of the second resistor is electrically grounded.

US Pat. No. 9,432,910

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIFI AUTHENTICATION AND SELECTION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for network authentication and selection comprising:
selecting, by a user equipment (UE), a first access network for establishing a network connection;
receiving, by the UE, one or more network authentication status indications for a first network associated with the first
access network; and

implementing, by the UE, a network authentication and selection policy in accordance with the one or more network authentication
status indications, wherein implementing the network authentication and selection policy comprises deciding, by the UE, whether
to continue an authentication process with the first access network in accordance with the one or more network authentication
status indications.

US Pat. No. 9,427,666

GAMING SCHEME USING GENERAL MOOD INFORMATION

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that, in response
to execution, cause one or more processor to perform operations, comprising:
receiving at least one set of facial expression data and at least one external factor including at least one of population
density, weather conditions or event information, each of the at least one set of facial expression data being accompanied
by time information and location information and being obtained from at least one image, the at least one image being captured
by a camera;

clustering a geographic area to form at least one cluster corresponding to general mood information determined based at least
in part on the at least one set of facial expression data;

storing the at least one cluster and the at least one external factor in a map database corresponding to the geographic area;
obtaining a correlation between the at least one cluster and the at least one external factor; and
based on the obtained correlation, attaching information regarding how the general mood information changes according to the
at least one external factor to the map database.

US Pat. No. 9,431,687

HEATING ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A heating assembly for one or more rechargeable batteries, the heating assembly comprising:
a flexible heating element positionable about the one or more rechargeable batteries and configured to receive power from
a charger operable for charging the one or more rechargeable batteries;

a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature adjacent the one or more rechargeable batteries, the temperature sensor
adjacent the flexible heating element; and

a control circuit configured to receive the sensed temperature from the temperature sensor and connect the charger to the
flexible heating element for allowing power to flow from the charger to the flexible heating element in response to the sensed
temperature adjacent the one or more rechargeable batteries falling below a defined threshold temperature;

wherein the flexible heating element includes a polyimide insulated heater.

US Pat. No. 9,432,848

BAND STEERING FOR MULTI-BAND WIRELESS CLIENTS

Aruba Networks, Inc., Su...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a network device in a wireless network that includes a plurality of wireless communication bands including a
first wireless communication band that is preferred by the wireless network and a second wireless communication band that
is not preferred by the wireless network, a request from a wireless client device on the second wireless communication band,
wherein the first wireless communication band is preferred by the wireless network based on network conditions known to the
network device, the network conditions comprising at least network traffic information;

identifying, by the network device, a unique Media Access Control (MAC) address associated with the wireless client device
based on the request;

determining, by the network device, whether the wireless client device is capable of communication on the first wireless communication
band based on the unique MAC address identified from the request, and based on a timestamp and a signal strength associated
with a prior connection between the wireless client device and an access point in the wireless network on the first wireless
communication band; and

in response to a determination that the wireless client device is capable of communication on the first wireless communication
band, communicating, by the network device, with the wireless client device on the first wireless communication band.

US Pat. No. 9,432,620

DETERMINING A SYNCHRONIZATION RELATIONSHIP

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A visual collaborative system comprising:
a partially transmissive display to output transmissive data and source data, the transmissive data corresponding to visual
data transmitted through the partially transmissive display, the source data associated with collaborative content displayed
on the partially transmissive display;

a capture device to receive the transmissive data and the source data and output a capture signal; and
a cross-talk reduction component to:
receive the capture signal and a remote signal, the remote signal comprising the collaborative content to be displayed on
the partially transmissive display;

using the remote signal, reduce cross-talk between the transmissive data and the source data to generate a corrected signal;
and

output the corrected signal to one or more remote participants, the corrected signal comprising the captured signal with reduced
cross-talk.

US Pat. No. 9,431,240

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising forming a thin film including a predetermined element
and a borazine ring skeleton on a substrate by performing a cycle a first predetermined number of times, the cycle comprising:
supplying a source gas including the predetermined element and a halogen group to the substrate; and
supplying a reaction gas including a borazine compound to the substrate,
wherein the cycle is performed under a condition where the borazine ring skeleton in the borazine compound is maintained.

US Pat. No. 9,429,967

HIGH PRECISION RESISTOR AND TRIMMING METHOD THEREOF

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An electronic device comprising:
first and second pairs of contacts; and
a resistor comprising a phase change material so as to have an electrically modifiable resistivity;
said resistor comprising first and second portions extending transversely and in direct electrical contact to each other at
a crossing area, at least one of the first and second portions having a varying width;

said first and second portions each having respective ends connected to respective ones of the first and second pairs of contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,429,797

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND LIQUID CRYSTAL CAPACITORS AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY HAVING THE SAME

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A liquid crystal panel including multiple pixel units, each pixel unit including a first pixel region and a second pixel
region, and the liquid crystal panel comprises:
a thin-film-transistor (TFT) substrate;
a color filter substrate disposed oppositely to the TFT substrate;
a liquid crystal layer disposed between the TFT substrate and the color filter substrate;
multiple pixel electrodes disposed on the TFT substrate, wherein the multiple pixel electrodes includes a first pixel electrode
located in the first pixel region and a second pixel electrode located in the second pixel region;

a RGB sub-pixel structure disposed on the color filter substrate;
a black matrix disposed on the color filter substrate;
a common electrode disposed above the color filter substrate, and disposed above the RGB sub-pixel and the black matrix;
a first insulation layer located in the first pixel region, and disposed only right opposite to the first pixel electrode,
located between the color filter substrate and the common electrode, and the first insulation layer is disposed above and
covering the RGB sub-pixel and the black matrix; and

a second insulation layer located in the second pixel region and disposed only right opposite to the second pixel electrode,
located above the color filter substrate and the common electrode, and the second insulation layer is disposed above and covering
the RGB sub-pixel and the black matrix;

wherein, a distance between the second pixel electrode in the second pixel region and the common electrode is greater than
a distance between the first pixel electrode in the first pixel region and the common electrode such that a second liquid
crystal capacitor formed between the second pixel electrode and the common electrode is different from a first liquid crystal
capacitor formed between the first pixel electrode and the common electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,429,708

OPTICAL-FIBER-SPLICED PORTION REINFORCING HEATING DEVICE

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An optical-fiber-spliced portion reinforcing heating device comprising:
paired clamps that respectively grasp one portion and the other portion of a coated portion of an optical fiber, the optical
fiber including a fusion-spliced portion, the fusion-spliced portion being coated with a sleeve, the coated portion being
exposed from the sleeve;

at least two or more heaters that are arranged to face each other so as to sandwich the sleeve;
a first force-applying member that presses at least one of the paired clamps so as to apply a tension to the optical fiber;
and

a second force-applying member that applies a pressing force to at least one or more of the heaters via the sleeve by use
of one of an elastic member and a magnetic member in accordance with control of a drive source, the heaters being arranged
to face each other with the sleeve interposed therebetween, wherein

a pressing force that is to be applied to the sleeve by the second force-applying member is set to be greater than a tension
that is to be applied to the optical fiber by the first force-applying member,

both the paired clamps are movable back and forth in the longitudinal direction of the optical fiber,
before the optical fiber is grasped, in a state in which one of the paired clamps is separated from the heaters by the first
force-applying member and in a state in which the other of the paired clamps moves forward to the heater side and is stopped
before the optical fiber is grasped,

after the paired clamps grasp the optical fiber, the other of the paired clamps starts to move in a backward movement direction
away from the heater side, one of the paired clamps moves in a forward movement direction which is due to a tension transmitted
through the optical fiber, movement of the other of the paired clamps is stopped at a position away from an end of a movable
range of one of the paired clamps,

therefore, in a state in which the tension is applied to the optical fiber, in one of the paired clamps, a backward movable
range in a direction away from the heaters in the longitudinal direction of the optical fiber is ensured and a forward movable
range that allows movement to the heater side is ensured, and one of the paired clamps is thereby configured to move in a
direction in which a tension that is applied to the optical fiber as a result of pressing the sleeve by the heaters and by
the second force-applying member is diminished.

US Pat. No. 9,433,135

RF APPARATUS AND ACCELERATOR HAVING SUCH AN RF APPARATUS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. An RF apparatus comprising:
an RF resonance device having an electrically conductive cylindrical outer wall defining a cylindrical RF cavity, the cylindrical
outer wall having a first circumferential wall section with a first flange extending therefrom and a second circumferential
wall section with a second flange extending therefrom, wherein the first and second flanges extending from the first and second
cylindrical outer walls are separated from each other by a gap extending around a circumference of the outer wall, and

an input coupling device for coupling RF power into the RF cavity comprising:
an RF generator arranged on an outer side of the outer wall of the RF resonance device in a region of the gap, the RF generator
coupling RF radiation of a particular generator frequency through the gap into an interior of the RF resonance device, and

shielding configured to externally shield the generator and electrically bridge the gap on the outer side of the outer wall,
wherein the shielding is formed as a resonator with a high impedance for the particular generator frequency, and
wherein the generator comprises a plurality of transistor modules distributed around the circumference of the RF resonance
device, wherein each transistor module is (a) physically coupled to the first and second flanges of the first and second circumferential
wall sections and (b) extends completely across the gap in a longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,431,890

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING SINGLE INPUT VOLTAGE REGULATORS TO DUAL INPUT VOLTAGE REGULATORS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a control circuit configured to receive an enable signal and provide a control signal, a value of the control signal based
on the enable signal;

a high side circuit configured to receive first power at a first input and second power at a second input, the high side circuit
further configured to selectively provide one of the first or the second power to a node based on the value of the control
signal,

wherein the high side circuit comprises:
a first high side switching circuit having a first switching element, the first high side switching circuit configured to
provide the first power to the node responsive to the control signal having a first value; and

a second high side switching circuit having a second switching element and a third switching element coupled in series to
the second switching element, the second high side switching circuit configured to provide the second power to the node responsive
to the control signal having a second value;

a low side circuit configured to selectively provide a reference to the node responsive to the enable signal; and
a filter coupled to the node and configured to provide output power responsive to input received at the node.

US Pat. No. 9,431,375

HIGH DENSITY MICROELECTRONICS PACKAGING

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A high temperature multi-chip module packaging comprising:
a ceramic substrate having a first side and a second side;
a housing having at least one hole extending therethrough, wherein the at least one hole has a first diameter portion and
a second diameter portion, wherein a shoulder is formed between the first diameter portion and the second diameter portion,
and wherein a diameter of the first diameter portion is different than a diameter of the second diameter portion;

a plurality of metal posts that are brazed to the ceramic substrate and welded to the housing, wherein a base of a first of
the metal posts is in physical contact with the shoulder;

a first active die positioned on the first side of the ceramic substrate;
a second active die stacked vertically on the first active die;
one or more bonding pads attached to the first side of the ceramic substrate;
a first bonding wire connected to the first active die and the one or more bonding pads; and
a second bonding wire connected to the second active die and the one or more bonding pads.

US Pat. No. 9,432,116

USE OF VERY HIGH FREQUENCY SWITCHING POWER CONVERTERS FOR ALSO MODULATING LIGHT OUTPUT FROM SOLID STATE EMITTER TO COMMUNICATE DATA

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A device, comprising:
a solid state light emitting source;
a very high frequency switching power converter, having an output connected to supply current to drive the solid state light
emitting source to emit light and being configured to be coupled to a source of power,

the power converter being further configured to convert power from the source of power to direct current to supply via the
output to the solid state light emitting source, at least in part by a switching function of the power converter at a very
high frequency rate;

a control circuit coupled to be responsive to input data and to the power converter, to control at least one parameter of
operation of the very high frequency power converter and thus current output from the power converter to drive the solid state
light emitting source, such that light emitted from the solid state light emitting source is modulated to carry the input
data;

a baseband signal processor responsive to the input data to provide a baseband signal representing the data as an input to
the control circuit; and

wherein the control circuit comprises a comparator coupled to compare a feedback signal related to operation of the solid
state light emitting source to the baseband signal representing the data.

US Pat. No. 9,429,307

COMPACT SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING AN ELECTRICAL SUPPLY TO A LIGHTING SYSTEM

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A lighting connection system comprising:
a housing sized to accommodate a light source, the housing comprising:
a first aperture disposed to emit illumination produced by the light source;
a first member disposed so that the light source, when installed in the housing, is between the first aperture and the first
member;

a second member that extends between the first member and the first aperture and that forms at least a portion of a side of
the housing; and

a second aperture disposed at least partially in the side of the housing; and
a connector comprising:
a bracket sized to cover the second aperture; and
a channel sized to pass an electrical line between a conduit and the housing,
wherein the bracket comprises a lip that is bent for capture by a fastener that attaches to the first member.

US Pat. No. 9,429,970

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, ASSOCIATED CURRENT RIPPLE SUPPRESSION CIRCUIT AND METHOD

CHENGDU MONOLITHIC POWER ...

1. A power supply system, comprising:
a current source having an output, wherein the output of the current source is configured to provide an output current;
a load having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the load is coupled to the output of the current source,
and wherein the current source is configured to supply the load with the output current; and

a current ripple suppression circuit having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the current ripple suppression
circuit is coupled to the second end of the load, and the second end of the current ripple suppression circuit is coupled
to a reference ground;

wherein the current ripple suppression circuit is configured to suppress the current ripple in the output current and adaptively
adjust the output current of the current source at a predetermined current level by comparing the voltage at the first end
of the current ripple suppression circuit with a reference voltage, and wherein when the voltage at the first end of the current
ripple suppression circuit is higher than the reference voltage, the current ripple suppression circuit is configured to increase
a current flowing through the load, and when the voltage at the first end of the current ripple suppression circuit is lower
than the reference voltage, the current ripple suppression circuit is configured to decrease the current flowing through the
load.

US Pat. No. 9,433,046

DRIVING CIRCUITRY FOR LED LIGHTING WITH REDUCED TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

ONCE INNOVATIONS, INC., ...

1. A circuit comprising:
a first series interconnection of a first light-emitting diode (LED) group, a first transistor, and a first resistor;
a second series interconnection of a second LED group, a second transistor, and a second resistor, wherein:
the second series interconnection is connected between a drain terminal and a source terminal of the first transistor, and
the first and second LED groups are selectively activated by a variable voltage applied across the first series interconnection;
and

a rectifier receiving an AC driving voltage at a pair of input terminals, rectifying the received AC driving voltage, and
outputting the rectified voltage as the variable voltage at a pair of output nodes,

wherein:
an anode of the first LED group is coupled to one of the pair of output nodes of the rectifier;
a cathode of the first LED group is coupled to the drain terminal of the first transistor;
the source terminal of the first transistor is coupled to a first terminal of the first resistor; and
a gate terminal of the first transistor is coupled to a second terminal of the first resistor and to the other of the pair
of output nodes of the rectifier.

US Pat. No. 9,432,899

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, USER EQUIPMENT, MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY AND METHOD THEREOF OF TRANSIENT HANDOVER FOR PERFORMING PACKET OFFLOADING

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A method of a transient handover for performing packet offloading, used in a communications system, wherein the communications
system is used in a cellular network, the method comprising:
finding, by a mobility management entity (MME), at least one qualified user equipment (UE) executing an application from a
plurality of user equipment (UEs) according to a determining method, and transmitting a handover-transient request to the
qualified UE;

finding and transmitting, by the qualified UE, an access request to a wireless local area network after receiving the handover-transient
request;

accessing, by the qualified UE, the wireless local area network, and transmitting a handover-transient ACK to the MME;
releasing, by the MME, a bearer resource of the qualified UE, retaining bearer information of the qualified UE, and handing
over the qualified UE from the cellular network to the wireless local area network after receiving the handover-transient
ACK;

detecting, by the qualified UE, whether the wireless local area network satisfies quality-of-service (Qos) of the application
after the qualified UE is handed over from the cellular network to the wireless local area network;

determining whether the wireless local area network satisfies the Qos of the application;
transmitting, by the qualified UE, a first attachment request (ATTACH REQ) to the MME when determining that the wireless local
area network does not satisfy the Qos of the application; and

receiving, by the MME, the first ATTACH REQ transmitted from the qualified UE, transferring the qualified UE to an evolved
packet system mobility management registered state (EMM-REGISTERED State), and re-establishing a cellular data path to handover
the qualified UE from the wireless local area network to the cellular network,

wherein the first ATTACH REQ comprises a Request Type field, and the Request Type field indicates a handover procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,433,063

INTELLIGENT ILLUMINATION CONTROL METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An intelligent illumination control method, comprising:
a step of obtaining at least one image of a predetermined lighting area captured by at least one stereo camera and divided
into plural cells;

a step of determining, based on the at least one image of the predetermined lighting area, one or more target illuminance
values of the predetermined lighting area;

a step of determining, based on the one or more target illuminance values of the predetermined lighting area and a dimming
model, a dimming level of at least one illumination apparatus so that the at least one illumination apparatus illuminates
according to the determined dimming level; and

a step of obtaining, for each cell amongst the plural cells of the predetermined lighting area, a current illuminance value
of the cell, wherein

in the dimming model, for each cell amongst the plural cells of the predetermined lighting area, a weight is set for the cell,
and wherein

the dimming model represents a sum of illuminance differences of each cell in the predetermined lighting area multiplied by
the weight of the corresponding cell, and

each of the illuminance differences is a difference between a target illuminance value of the corresponding cell and an actual
illuminance value of the corresponding cell after carrying out dimming, and the actual illuminance value of the corresponding
cell is a sum of the current illuminance value of the corresponding cell and a to-be-actually-adjusted illuminance adjustment
step length.

US Pat. No. 9,433,054

LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS WITH AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light emitting apparatus comprising:
a first light emitting unit including a first light emitting diode and a first phosphor;
a second light emitting unit including a second light emitting diode and a second phosphor;
an ambient light sensor configured to detect light information including a spectrum distribution of ambient light; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the ambient light sensor, the first light emitting unit, and the second light emitting
unit, the controller configured to receive the light information from the ambient light sensor and send a control signal to
operate the first and second light emitting units based at least partly on the received light information;

wherein a spectrum distribution provided by combination of the first and second light emitting units corresponds to a wavelength
distribution of spectral sensitivity of a CMOS image sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,430,999

NOISE CANCELLATION

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

12. A sound reproduction device, comprising a noise cancellation system, wherein the noise cancellation system is adapted
to:
receive an ambient noise signal, representing ambient noise;
generate a noise cancellation signal by applying the ambient noise signal to a feedforward filter, wherein the feedforward
filter comprises a high-pass filter having an adjustable cut-off frequency, and by applying a controllable gain;

apply the noise cancellation signal to a loudspeaker, to generate a sound to at least partially cancel the ambient noise;
and

generate an error signal, representing unwanted sound in the region of the loudspeaker, wherein the noise cancellation system
is further adapted to:

compare a phase of the ambient noise signal to a phase of the error signal, and control said gain on the basis of a result
of said comparison, and taking into consideration any changes to the phase of the noise cancellation signal when controlling
said gain.

US Pat. No. 9,429,612

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GENERATING REAL-ENVIRONMENT NOISE USING STATISTICAL APPROACH

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

12. An apparatus of generating noise, comprising:
a receiving unit configured to receive a radio signal; and
a noise parameter estimating unit configured to generate noise data by measuring the noise from the received radio signal,
select a noise model for processing the noise data, and estimate the parameter of the noise data by using the noise data and
the noise model.

US Pat. No. 9,427,493

SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER INTRAOCULAR LENSES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A shape memory polymer (SMP), derived from a formulation comprising:
50-85 wt % tert-butyl acrylate (tBA);
one or more poly(ethylene glycol)dimethacrylate (PEGDMA) monomers;
0.25-1.5 wt % of one or more UV-blockers; and
2-hydroxy-3-phenoxypropyl acrylate (HPPA).

US Pat. No. 9,428,964

EXCAVATING TOOL

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. An excavating tool comprising:
a casing pipe that forms a cylindrical shape about an axis line and in which a stepped portion whose inner diameter is decreased
by one step is formed in an inner peripheral portion of a distal end;

an inner bit which has a contact portion which can come into contact with the stepped portion on an outer periphery, and is
inserted into the casing pipe from a rear end side in the direction of the axis line to protrude its distal end portion from
a distal end of the casing pipe;

an engagement convex portion that is disposed on the outer periphery of the distal end portion of the inner bit so as to be
retractable;

a ring bit that forms an annular shape and is arranged around the distal end portion of the inner bit protruding from the
distal end of the casing pipe; and

an engagement concave portion that is formed in an inner peripheral portion of the ring bit,
wherein in such a manner that the engagement convex portion protrudes to an outer peripheral side and engages with the engagement
concave portion, the ring bit is rotatable around the axis line integrally with the inner bit in a rotating direction during
excavation, and the ring bit is locked so as not to be pulled out to the distal end side of the inner bit in the direction
of the axis line,

wherein the engagement convex portion is caused to retreat to an inner peripheral side, thereby the ring bit is capable of
being pulled out to the distal end side of the inner bit, and

wherein an outer diameter of the engagement convex portion is smaller than an inner diameter of the casing pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,429,471

PHOTODIODE ARRAY FOR SPECTROMETRIC MEASUREMENTS AND SPECTROMETRIC MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A photodiode array for spectrometric measurements having a plurality of photodiodes arrayed in a one-dimensional form,
the photodiode array being arranged so that an array direction of the photodiodes is made to coincide with a wavelength-dispersing
direction of a light-dispersing element so as to concurrently detect wavelength components of light dispersed by the light-dispersing
element, wherein:
the photodiodes are divided into groups in such a manner that each group includes one or more photodiodes neighboring each
other in the array direction, with at least one group including two or more photodiodes; and

the groups are covered with an antireflection coating having a common transmittance characteristic for each group, and being
composed of a material different from a neighboring group or having a thickness different from a neighboring group.

US Pat. No. 9,428,220

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANEUVERING A TRAILER

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A method for maneuvering a combination comprising a tow vehicle and a trailer, the trailer being connected to the tow vehicle
with the aid of a non-steerable tow bar and the tow vehicle monitoring the rear surroundings, including the trailer with the
aid of a rear-view camera, the method comprising:
determining, using a control device, an actual articulation of the trailer relative to the tow vehicle;
determining a tow bar length and a maximum articulation of the trailer;
inputting a setpoint articulation of the trailer;
reversing the tow vehicle with at least active steering assistance until achieving the setpoint articulation of the trailer;
fixing a direction of travel predetermined by the setpoint articulation; and
maneuvering the tow vehicle with at least active steering assistance and maintaining a predetermined direction of travel until
reaching a final parking position.

US Pat. No. 9,433,099

PACKAGE CARRIER

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A package carrier, comprising:
a removable supporting plate comprising a dielectric layer, a copper foil layer and a releasing layer, wherein the dielectric
layer is disposed between the copper foil layer and the releasing layer; and

a circuit board disposed on the removable supporting plate and directly contacting the releasing layer the circuit board comprising:
a circuit layer comprises a first patterned circuit layer and a second patterned circuit layer; and an insulation layer disposed
between the first patterned circuit layer and the second patterned circuit layer, and having a first surface and a second
surface opposite to each other;

a first patterned solder mask layer disposed on the upper surface of the first patterned circuit layer and exposing a portion
of the upper surface: and

a second patterned solder mask layer disposed between the second pattern circuit layer and the releasing layer and on the
lower surface of the second pattern circuit layer and exposing a portion of the lower surface, wherein the releasing layer
and the second patterned solder mask layer are conformally disposed, a side surface of the second patterned solder mask layer
is covered by the releasing layer, and the lower surface exposed by the second patterned solder mask layer directly contacts
the releasing layer, and wherein a thickness of the circuit board is between 30 ?m to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,433,067

DIMMING A MULTI-LAMP FLUORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURE BY TURNING OFF AN INDIVIDUAL LAMP USING A WIRELESS FLUORESCENT LAMP STARTER

IXYS Intl Limited, (KY)

1. A method of dimming a multi-lamp fluorescent light fixture comprising:
(a) turning off a first fluorescent lamp using a first wireless fluorescent lamp starter unit, wherein the first fluorescent
lamp is taken from a plurality of illuminated fluorescent lamps of the multi-lamp fluorescent light fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,431,906

VOLTAGE CONVERTER CIRCUIT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD TO IMPROVE TRANSIENT PERFORMANCE

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A switch-mode converter circuit for converting an input voltage to an output voltage, the converter circuit comprising:
a primary switch;
an error amplifier, having two inputs and an output, wherein the two inputs respectively receive a feedback signal of the
output voltage and a reference signal, and wherein the output generates an error signal;

a proportional amplifier, having two inputs and an output, wherein the two inputs respectively receive the output voltage
and the error signal, and wherein the output generates a gain signal, wherein the gain signal proportionally declines in response
to an increase of the output voltage;

a first comparator, having two inputs and an output, wherein the two inputs respectively receive the gain signal and a comparison
signal, and wherein the output generates a pulse signal; and

a timer, having an input and an output, wherein the input is coupled to the output of the first comparator, and wherein the
output generates a timing signal to indicate an on time and an off time of the primary switch;

wherein either the gain signal or the comparison signal comprises a ramp component, wherein the ramp component at least depends
on the output voltage, and wherein the on time is constant.

US Pat. No. 9,432,137

DUAL MODE RADIO FOR FREQUENCY DIVISION DUPLEXING AND TIME DIVISION DUPLEXING COMMUNICATION MODES

AirHop Communications, In...

1. A system, comprising:
a multi-mode communication unit for wireless communication, wherein the multi-mode communication unit allocates access for
a time based communication mode and a frequency based communication mode;

a first RF/analog front end, wherein the multi-mode communication unit using the time based communication mode is provided
at least in part using the first RF/analog front end;

a second RF/analog front end, wherein the multi-mode communication unit using the frequency based communication mode is provided
at least in part using the second RF/analog front end; and

a processor configured to implement at least in part the multi-mode communication unit,
wherein the multi-mode communication unit allocates access for communication by operating a TDD Downlink (TDD DL) communication
mode and a TDD Uplink (TDD UL) communication mode in an FDD Uplink (FDD UL) carrier frequency, using a first carrier frequency
for FDD UL and TDD DL/UL, and using a second carrier frequency for FDD Downlink (FDD DL), and wherein within the first carrier
frequency, using a time division multiplexing (TDM) frame structure to separate FDD DL communications from TDD DL and TDD
UL communications.

US Pat. No. 9,430,523

ENTITY-RELATIONSHIP MODEL EXTENSIONS USING ANNOTATIONS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
providing Structured Query Language (SQL) extensions for a relational model of a database described by SQL for use in coding
database queries to recognize features of an entity-relationship model (ERM) for an application that stores data in the database,

wherein the SQL extensions include typed data structures for defining entities of the application, associations defining relationships
between the entities of the application, and for defining annotations for data models of the application,

wherein the annotations enable defining additional metadata that extends data definitions of an existing data model of the
application without requiring developing a new data model or redundant type structures for the application;

in a database query engine configured to query the database:
receiving a database query communicated to the database query engine, wherein the database query is coded in SQL with the
SQL extensions;

translating the database query in the database query engine to query the database; and
receiving a query result from the database, wherein the existing data model of the application and the additional metadata
defined by the extensions of SQL are processed together at runtime in the database query engine.

US Pat. No. 9,427,725

SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER AND A PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A super absorbent polymer (SAP), comprising
a base polymer powder comprising a crosslinked polymer of at least partially neutralized water-soluble ethylenic unsaturated
monomer of acrylic acid; and

a surface crosslinking layer formed on the base polymer powder,
wherein the surface crosslinking layer is obtained by crosslinking the surface of the base polymer powder with a C2-C8 diol-based or glycol-based compound, and the surface crosslinking is performed by spraying a surface treatment aqueous solution
comprising the C2-C8 diol-based or glycol-based compound on the base polymer powder with the spray angle of 10 to 30° and carrying out the surface
crosslinking reaction at 120 to 250° C. for 10 to 120 minutes,

wherein the SAP has the SPAN value of 1.2 or less, represented by the following Mathematical Formula 1, and
satisfies the absorbing rate under load (ARUL) represented by the following Mathematical Formula 2:
SPAN=[D(90%)?D(10%)]/D(50%)?1.2  [Mathematical Formula 1]

in Mathematical Formula 1,
D(90%) is the diameter of the particle when the accumulated weight from the smallest particle becomes 90%, when the SAP particles
are arranged in order of particle diameter measured according to EDANA method WSP 220.2,

D(10%) is the diameter of the particle when the accumulated weight from the smallest particle becomes 10%, when the SAP particles
are arranged in order of particle diameter measured according to EDANA method WSP 220.2, and

D(50%) is the diameter of the particle when the accumulated weight from the smallest particle becomes 50%, when the SAP particles
are arranged in order of particle diameter measured according to EDANA method WSP 220.2,

1.0>ARUL=AUP(10 min)/AUP(60 min)>0.70  [Mathematical Formula 2]
in Mathematical Formula 2,
AUP (10min) is the absorbency under pressure after 10 mins represented by the following Mathematical Formula 3, and AUP (60
min) is the absorbency under pressure after 60 mins represented by the following Mathematical Formula 3,

AUP(g/g)=[Wb(g)?Wa(g)]/weight of absorbent polymer(g)  [Mathematical Formula 3]

in Mathematical Formula 3,
Wa (g) is the sum of the weight of the absorbent polymer and the weight of the device capable of providing load to the absorbent
polymer, and

Wb (g) is the sum of the weight of the absorbent polymer in which moisture is absorbed under load (0.7 psi) for a given time
of 10 mins or 60 mins and the weight of the device capable of providing load to the absorbent polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,432,879

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR BLOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT COMPRESSION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communicating in a wireless network, the method comprising:
generating a block acknowledgment frame comprising one or more local addresses identifying one or more wireless stations within
a basic service set and one or more global addresses identifying one or more wireless stations globally;

generating a physical layer (PHY) header comprising a signal (SIG) field including an identifier of the block acknowledgment
portion, a bitmap, and a starting sequence number of a packet acknowledged in the bitmap; and

transmitting the PHY header and the block acknowledgment frame in a message, the block acknowledgment frame omitting each
of a duration field, a traffic identifier field (TID), and a reserved subfield.

US Pat. No. 9,432,697

MOTION PICTURE ENCODING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A video decoding method comprising:
determining whether a current block is a fist block with a size that is not a minimum size (4×4) or a second block with a
size that is a minimum size (4×4);

when the current block is the second block, obtaining, from a bitstream, information indicating whether the current block
is inverse-transformed or not, wherein the information is not signaled for the first block and is signaled for the second
block;

performing a dequantization on residual coefficients relating to the current block;
obtaining a residual image by performing, based on the information indicating whether the current block is inverse-transformed
or not, an inverse-transform on dequantized residual coefficients, the inverse-transform being performed using a discrete
cosine transform (DCT); and

generating a reconstruction image using the residual image and a prediction image resulting from performing a motion compensation.
US Pat. No. 9,428,433

CONTROL OF THE VISCOSITY OF REACTION SOLUTIONS IN HYDROFORMYLATION PROCESSES

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A method for controlling the viscosity of reaction solutions in the hydroformylation of olefin-containing mixtures, the
method comprising:
i) contacting a mixture comprising saturated and olefinically unsaturated hydrocarbons, a composition which is catalytically
active in hydroformylation, a gas mixture comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and at least one solvent, in at least one
reaction zone;

ii) separating off products, with a gas stream comprising a mixture of saturated and olefinically unsaturated hydrocarbons,
carbon monoxide and hydrogen being introduced into the at least one reaction zone, with the proviso that the products are
discharged via a gas phase from the reaction zone;

iii) condensing the products which have been separated off via the gas phase and passing them to further work-up; and
iv) passing a bottom stream from at least one reaction zone to at least one membrane filtration,
wherein the composition which is catalytically active in hydroformylation is retained in a retentate and recirculated to the
at least one reaction zone and degradation products of the composition which are catalytically active in hydroformylation
are removed via a permeate.

US Pat. No. 9,432,654

MODIFYING FUSION OFFSET DATA IN SEQUENTIAL STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE FRAMES

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A process of operating a stereoscopic correcting device comprising:
(a) receiving in a memory stereoscopic data in the form of a series of stereoscopic image frames with each frame including
a left image and a right image and with each frame including convergence data that includes plane of convergence data and
fusion offset data, the fusion offset data representing the distance between a plane of convergence and a display screen,
and the sequential frames having different planes of convergence;

(b) comparing the fusion offset data for a current frame, a first next sequential frame, and at least a second next sequential
frame; and

(c) modifying the fusion offset data of the first next sequential frame to reduce a difference between the planes of convergence
of the current frame and at least the second sequential frame.

US Pat. No. 9,429,635

ADAPTIVE AND INTERACTIVE ASSESSMENT OF TISSUE PROPERTIES IN MR IMAGING

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A system for evaluating properties of tissue from Magnetic Resonance (MR) signal data of the tissue, the system comprising:
an image data processor configured to select, for each individual image element of a plurality of individual image elements
of an MR image of the tissue, a particular parameter from a plurality of parameters of the tissue; and

a display processor configured to generate data representing the MR image using the particular parameter to represent the
individual image element,

wherein the plurality of parameters include a first parameter associated with water, a second parameter associated with a
fat/water mixture having a fat percentage FP determined for the individual image element, and a third parameter associated
with fat;

wherein a and b are constants selected for the MR image such that 0?a?b?1; and
wherein the particular parameter is equal to:
the first parameter when FP?a;
the second parameter when a the third parameter when FP>b.

US Pat. No. 9,432,634

IMAGE GENERATION DEVICE AND OPERATION SUPPORT SYSTEM

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An image generation device that generates an output image including a road image based on plural input images that are
captured by plural cameras mounted to a body to be operated, the image generation device comprising:
a control part that alternately arranges input image portions of two cameras of the plural cameras that correspond to an overlapping
area of image capturing ranges of the two cameras to form a lattice pattern on the output image; wherein

the lattice pattern includes as a unit pattern a region that is defined by two circles having a center at a position of a
first camera of the two cameras, and two circles having a center at a position of a second camera of the two cameras;

the lattice pattern includes as the unit pattern a lattice defined by a circle delineated by a peak of a first wave from a
first wave source located at the position of the first camera, a circle delineated by a trough of the first wave, a circle
delineated by a peak of a second wave from a second wave source located at the position of the second camera, and a circle
delineated by a trough of the second wave;

the control part associates coordinates on an output image plane corresponding to the unit pattern that intersects an antinodal
line formed by the first wave and the second wave with coordinates on a first input image plane of the first camera; and

the control part associates coordinates on the output image plane corresponding to the unit pattern that intersects a nodal
line formed by the first wave and the second wave with coordinates on a second input image plane of the second camera.

US Pat. No. 9,431,913

VOLTAGE DETECTING CIRCUIT FOR SWITCHING CONVERTERS AND THE METHOD THEREOF

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A voltage detecting circuit used with a switching converter, wherein the switching converter comprises an energy storage
component, a first power switch and a second power switch coupled to the energy storage component, and the energy storage
component stores energy when the first power switch is ON and provides energy to a load when the first power switch is OFF,
the voltage detecting circuit comprising:
a sample and hold circuit having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is coupled to a connection
node of the energy storage component and the first power switch, and wherein the sample and hold circuit samples the voltage
at the connection node when the first power switch is OFF and the second power switch is ON, and provides a sampled signal
at the output terminal; and

an average circuit having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is coupled to the output terminal
of the sample and hold circuit to receive the sampled signal, and the average circuit performs an arithmetic operation on
the sampled signal and provides a detecting signal based on the sampled signal at the output terminal, wherein the detecting
signal is in proportional to the output voltage;

wherein the average circuit comprises:
a first switch having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to
the output terminal of the sample and hold circuit, and the control terminal is configured to receive a first control signal,
and wherein the first switch is turned ON by the first control signal when the first power switch is ON, and is turned OFF
by the first control signal when the first power switch is OFF;

a second switch having a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled to
the second terminal of the first switch, the second terminal is coupled to a reference ground, and the control terminal is
configured to receive a second control signal, and wherein the second switch is turned ON by the second control signal when
the second power switch is ON, and is turned OFF by the second control signal when the second power switch is OFF; and

a low pass filter circuit having an input terminal coupled to the connection node of the first switch and the second switch,
and an output terminal configured to provide a detecting signal indicating the output voltage of the switching converter.

US Pat. No. 9,430,221

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR UPDATING FIRMWARE OF A RACKMOUNT SERVER SYSTEM

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A method for updating firmware of a rackmount server system, suited to update a firmware of an update-needed chip module
by a control chip module, the control chip module being a rack management controller of the rackmount server system, the rackmount
server system comprising at least one server coupled to the rack management controller, the at least one server comprising
the update-needed chip module, the rack management controller being capable of controlling a start-up and a shutdown of the
at least one server, the method comprising the steps of:
sending a plurality of packets constituting a renewed firmware to the update-needed chip module by the control chip module;
sending a command of verifying the packets to the update-needed chip module by the control chip module;
acquiring a plurality of verification messages corresponding to the packets from the update-needed chip module by the control
chip module; and

determining whether all of the verification messages corresponding to the packets are correct or not by the control chip module,
thereby making sure whether the packets received by the update-needed chip module are wrong or not;

wherein before the step of sending a plurality of packets constituting a renewed firmware to the update-needed chip module
by the control chip module, the method further comprises:

sending an update-beginning command to the update-needed chip module by the control chip module;
acquiring an operating status message from the update-needed chip module by the control chip module; and
determining whether the operating status message is a first operating status by the control chip module, if not, then the
update-needed chip module being switched to the first operating status; and

wherein after the step of sending the update-beginning command to the update-needed chip module by the control chip module,
the method further comprises:

waiting to receive an operating status message from the update-needed chip module by the control chip module; and
if a waiting time of the reception exceeds a predetermined first time threshold value, resending an update-beginning command
to the update-needed chip module by the control chip module, and recording a number of the update-beginning command which
are sent.

US Pat. No. 9,427,340

STENT WITH PROTRUDING BRANCH PORTION FOR BIFURCATED VESSELS

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. A stent comprising:
a plurality of interconnected framework members defining a plurality of cells, a portion of the interconnected framework members
comprising a side branch structure defining an inner side branch cell having a side branch center point, the inner side branch
cell being shaped differently than other cells of the stent;

the side branch structure comprising:
a first serpentine ring extending around the inner side branch cell, the first serpentine ring comprising a plurality of curved
portions including convex curved portions that are convex with respect to the side branch center point, and concave curved
portions that are concave with respect to the side branch center point, the convex curved portions including first convex
curved portions and second convex curved portions, the second convex curved portions located farther away from a side branch
center point than the first convex curved portions;

a second serpentine ring extending around the first serpentine ring; and
a plurality of side branch connectors, each side branch connector extending between a second convex curved portion of the
first serpentine ring and the second serpentine ring.

US Pat. No. 9,433,042

HIGH-END TRIM CONTROL OF LIGHTING FIXTURES

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An apparatus for controlling a light source, the apparatus comprising:
a driver having a control channel, the driver powers the light source based on a first voltage across the control channel;
a plurality of zener diodes each having a corresponding zener voltage;
a selector is configured to select a selected one of the plurality of zener diodes across the control channel such that the
voltage across the control channel is limited by the selected zener diode, the control channel having a positive terminal
and a negative terminal, the selected zener diode having an anode and a cathode, the cathode of the selected zener diode being
coupled to the positive terminal and the anode of the selected zener diode being coupled to the negative terminal; and

a variable resistor across the control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,432,886

MULTISERVICE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH DEDICATED CONTROL CHANNEL

BROADCOM CORPORATION, Ir...

1. A multiservice communication device comprising:
a plurality of transceivers configured to wirelessly communicate data with a corresponding plurality of networks in accordance
with a corresponding plurality of network protocols, wherein the plurality of transceivers includes:

a control channel transceiver configured to communicate control channel data with a remote management unit including local
control data sent to the remote management unit and remote control data received from the remote management unit for configuring
at least one of the plurality of transceivers, wherein the remote management unit is coupled to receive network resource data
from the plurality of networks and generates the remote control data based on the local control data and the network resource
data from the plurality of networks; and

at least one other transceiver that is configured in accordance with the remote control data received from the remote management
unit to control a communication hand off of the multiservice communication device from a first network of the plurality of
networks to a second network of the plurality of networks.

US Pat. No. 9,432,524

HANDLING INSUFFICIENT ACCOUNT BALANCE OF SUBSCRIBERS

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a request for communication from a mobile station;
determining if a subscriber of a destination mobile station has an insufficient account balance;
withholding the request for communication;
notifying the destination mobile station if the subscriber has an insufficient account balance; and
notifying the mobile station of the insufficient account balance, regardless of whether a voice call or a short messaging
service via the mobile station is in progress, wherein the notification comprises instructions regarding how to recover the
withheld request for communication.

US Pat. No. 9,431,519

METHOD OF PRODUCING A III-V FIN STRUCTURE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) So...

1. A method for producing a III-V fin structure within a gap separating shallow trench isolation (STI) structures and exposing
a semiconductor substrate, the method comprising:
providing a semiconductor substrate, wherein the semiconductor substrate is a Si substrate;
providing in the semiconductor substrate at least two identical STI structures separated by a gap exposing the semiconductor
substrate, wherein the gap is bounded by the at least two identical STI structures, wherein the at least two STI structures
are SiO2;

producing a III-V fin structure within the gap on the exposed semiconductor substrate using a Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy
(MOVPE) process; and

providing a diffusion barrier at least in contact with each side wall of the at least two identical STI structures and with
side walls of the III-V fin structure, wherein the diffusion barrier is an oxide comprising a metal silicate, and wherein
providing the diffusion barrier further comprises depositing the metal using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and subsequently
performing a thermal anneal process, thereby forming the metal silicate.

US Pat. No. 9,429,647

CLASSIFYING WIRELESS SIGNALS

Aruba Networks, Inc., Su...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
causes performance of operations comprising:
determining, for each of a plurality of frequency bins in a Fourier Transform sample, a corresponding signal strength, the
Fourier Transform sample corresponding to a wireless signal as detected at a first time period;

identifying a first frequency bin, from the plurality of frequency bins, with a first signal strength, the first signal strength
being a highest signal strength in the signal strengths corresponding to each of the plurality of frequency bins;

determining a decrease in signal strength between (a) the first signal strength corresponding to the first bin and (b) a second
signal strength corresponding to a second bin in the plurality of bins; and

classifying the Fourier Transform sample based
at least on the decrease in signal strength and a frequency difference between the first bin and the second bin, and
on an average difference between sets of signal strengths corresponding to bins in the plurality of frequency bins.

US Pat. No. 9,429,223

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. A power transmission device in which a motor and a reduction gear are connected through a fluid coupling, comprising:
a fan for reduction gear cooling provided at an input shaft of the reduction gear;
a fan hood configured to cover the fan; and
a protective cover configured to cover the fluid coupling,
wherein the protective cover includes a partition plate configured to partition a fan-side space which includes the fan from
a coupling-side space which includes the fluid coupling, and a first air intake which opens to the fan-side space,

wherein the partition plate is disposed at a position separated in an axial direction from the fan hood and includes a through-hole
for the passage of an input shaft of the reduction gear or an output shaft of the fluid coupling,

wherein the protective cover is provided with a second air intake and an air outlet which open to the coupling-side space,
and

wherein the protective cover is provided with a third air intake which opens to the coupling-side space at a position closer
to the partition plate than the second air intake.

US Pat. No. 9,432,853

POSITIONING DEVICE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING WIRELESS LAN INFORMATION OF DEVICE, POSITIONING SERVER OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SERVER

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

1. A system, comprising:
a node information-based server configured to store wireless environment information of a node in charge of communications
of a mobile communication terminal, wherein the wireless environment information comprises latitude and longitude coordinates
of the node;

a wireless LAN server configured to store wireless LAN information of a plurality of access points, wherein the wireless LAN
information comprises latitude and longitude coordinates of the plurality of access points; and

a positioning server configured to:
request positioning information of the mobile communication terminal and receive the positioning information of the mobile
communication terminal from the mobile communication terminal, wherein the positioning information comprises information of
an access point among the plurality of access points, said access point performing wireless LAN communication with the mobile
communication terminal,

request the wireless environment information of the node and receive the wireless environment information of the node from
the node information-based server,

request the wireless LAN information of the access point and receive the wireless LAN information of the access point from
the wireless LAN server,

calculate a distance between the access point and the node, based on the wireless LAN information of the access point, and
the wireless environment information of the node,

determine whether the access point has moved by comparing the calculated distance with a predetermined distance, and
request the wireless LAN server to delete the wireless LAN information of the access point from the wireless LAN server when
the calculated distance is greater than or equal to the predetermined distance,

wherein the positioning server is configured to calculate the distance between the access point and the node by comparing
the latitude and longitude coordinates of the node with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the access point.

US Pat. No. 9,429,256

OXYGEN BARRIER FILM FOR PIPE

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. An assembly of pipe surrounded by a multilayer oxygen barrier film wherein the multilayer oxygen barrier film comprises,
in the following order,
a) a layer comprising 60-100 wt % of LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene) and 0-40 wt % of LDPE (low density polyethylene),
b) a first tie layer,
c) a polar oxygen barrier layer,
d) a second tie layer and
e) a layer comprising 60-100 wt % of LLDPE and 0-40 wt % of LDPE.

US Pat. No. 9,429,108

FILTER DEVICE AND PRESSURE REGULATOR

Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kai...

1. A filter device and trap in a pressure regulator for gaseous fuel, the filter device and trap comprising:
a cylindrical filter, which catches foreign matter including liquid contained in the gaseous fuel, wherein the filter has
a first opening at an end thereof and a second opening at another end opposite to the first opening, wherein the filter is
arranged in a drain tank of the trap with the first opening closed with a wall member such that the gaseous fuel is allowed
to be drawn into the filter through an inflow portion, and wherein the gaseous fuel that has passed through the filter flows
out of the drain tank through an outflow portion, the liquid being contained in the drain tank;

a lid member, which closes the second opening of the filter; and
an urging member, which urges the lid member toward the filter, wherein the urging force of the urging, member is greater
than a force applied to the lid member based on a maximum pressure that can occur inside the filter.

US Pat. No. 9,428,529

PROCESS FOR PURIFICATION OF TRIVALENT PHOSPHOROUS LIGANDS THAT CAN BE USED FOR PREPARATION OF CATALYSTS

Dow Technology Investment...

9. The process of claim 1 wherein the trivalent phosphorous ligand comprises at least one bisphosphite, aryl phosphine, or alkyl phosphine, wherein
the first solvent comprises an aromatic hydrocarbon, a saturated alkane, supercritical CO2, pentylproprionate, butyl acetate,
dioctylphthalate, acetone derivatives, or mixtures thereof, wherein the second solvent comprises water, and wherein the polar
metal complex comprises at least one of ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid, a sodium salt of ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid,
disodiumnitrilotriacetate, oxalic acid, malonic acid, cystene (2-amine-B-mercaptopropionic acid), tartaric acid, acetylacetone,
citric acid, gluconic acid, nitrilotriacetic acid, N-2-hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid, ethylenediamine-N,N-diacetic acid,
2?-hydroxy-pyridino(3?:4?-2:3)pyrazine, 8-hydroxycinnoline; 8-hydroxyl-1,7-naphthyridine, ethylenediamine-N,N?-dipropionic
acid, 8-hydroxyquinoline, 8-hydroxyquinoline-5-sulfonic acid, 2-hydroxycyclohexyliminodiacetic acid, 2,6-di(2-pyridyl)pyridine,
ethylenediamine, diethylenetriamine; triethylenetetramine, B,B?,B?-triaminotriethylamine; bipyridyl, 1,10-phenanthroline,
5-chloro-1,10-phenanthroline, 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline, 5-methyl-1,10-phenanthroline, 5-phenyl-1,10-phenanthroline, alanine,
asparagine, glycine, methionine, phenylalanine, serine, tryptophan, valine, ethylenediamine tetrapropionic acid, salicylic
acid, 5-sulfosalicylic acid, salicylaldehyde, benzoylacetone, benzoyltrifluoroacetone, dibenzoylmethane, 2-furoyl-benzoylmethane,
3,6-disulfo-1,8-dihydroxynaphthalene(chromotropic acid), 3,5-disulfopyrocatechol, 1,2-diaminocyclohexane, N,N,N?-tetracetic
acid, methylaminediacetic acid, diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid, ethylene glycol-bis-(B-aminoethylether)-N,N?-tetraacetic
acid, ethyletherdiaminetetraacetic acid, N-hydroxyethylenediaminetriacetic acid, 1-methylethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (or
1,2-propylenediaminetetraacetic acid), N,N-dihydroxyethylglycine, and ethylenediamine N,N,N?,N?-tetrapropionic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,433,016

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND RESOLVING CONFLICTS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for detecting and resolving a conflict by a first device, the method comprising:
transmitting, by the first device, a conflict query frame including a first address field containing a first locally assigned
identifier associated with the first device, wherein the conflict query frame further includes a first frame type field, a
value of the first frame type field being equal to a value of a frame type field of a Request-to-Send (RTS) frame of an Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802 standard;

determining, by the first device, if a conflict notification corresponding to the conflict query frame is received within
a specified time interval after transmitting the conflict query frame;

discontinuing, by the first device, use of the first locally assigned identifier if the conflict notification is received
within the specified time interval; and

continuing, by the first device, use of the first locally assigned identifier if the conflict notification is not received
within the specified time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,432,345

AUTHENTICATION ENGINE AND STREAM CIPHER ENGINE SHARING IN DIGITAL CONTENT PROTECTION ARCHITECTURES

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a plurality of content channel inputs, each content channel input corresponding to a content channel and an associated transmitting
device, each transmitting device configured to encrypt media content according to the High-Definition Content Protection (HDCP)
protocol and to provide the encrypted media content to the corresponding content channel input via the associated content
channel;

an authentication engine implemented by a hardware processor and configured to sequentially authenticate each content channel
and, for each authenticated content channel, to generate an initial session key corresponding to the authenticated content
channel;

a session key indicator input configured to receive a session key indicator from a transmitting device associated with an
active content channel providing encrypted media content comprising a current encrypted frame, the session key indicator representative
of a current session key used to encrypt the current encrypted frame;

a session key engine configured to generate the current session key based on the received session key indicator and the initial
session key corresponding to the active content channel; and

a stream cipher engine configured to decrypt the encrypted media content using at least the generated current session key.

US Pat. No. 9,431,013

CO-TALKER NULLING FOR AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEMS

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. In a vehicle having a driver and a passenger and first and second microphones, both microphones being capable of detecting
sounds from both the passenger and driver, a method for selectively detecting sounds from the driver and suppressing sounds
from the passenger, the method comprising:
selectively detecting at the first microphone, a first sample of a sound from the driver, the first sample of the sound from
the driver comprising a first frequency component, the first sample of the sound from the driver being a sample of the first
frequency component at a first phase angle;

selectively detecting at the second microphone, which is spatially separated from the first microphone by a distance of at
least twelve inches, a second sample of the sound from the driver, the second sample of the sound from the driver also comprising
the first frequency component, said second sample being a sample of the first frequency component having a second and different
phase angle;

storing the first sample of the sound from the driver for a first predetermined length of time to provide a delayed first
sample of the sound from the driver, the first predetermined length of time selected such that the phase angles of the delayed
first sample of the sound from the driver and of the second sample of the sound from the driver are made to be substantially
equal to each other;

combining the delayed first sample and the second sample of the sound from the driver to provide a first constructive interference;
selectively detecting at the first microphone, a first sample of a sound from the passenger, the first sample of the sound
from the passenger comprising a second frequency component, the first sample of the sound from the passenger being a sample
of the second frequency component at a third phase angle;

selectively detecting at the second microphone, a second sample of the sound from the passenger, the second sample of the
sound from the passenger comprising the second frequency component, the second sample being a sample of the second frequency
component at a fourth phase angle;

storing the first sample of the sound from the passenger for a second predetermined length of time to provide a delayed first
sample of the sound from the passenger, the second predetermined length of time being selected such that the phase angle of
the delayed first sample of the sound from the passenger and the fourth phase angle are substantially equal to each other;

combining the delayed first sample and the second sample of the sound from the passenger to provide a second constructive
interference, the second predetermined length of time being additionally selected to determine a direction from which sound
from the passenger will be directionally detected by said first and second microphones;

determining the location of the driver in the vehicle as corresponding to where a first directionally selective microphone
beam is directed and whereat the amplitude of the constructive interference of the first and second sound samples from the
driver is greatest;

determining the location of the passenger in the vehicle as corresponding to the direction of a second directionally selective
microphone beam directed at the passenger, whereat the amplitude of the constructive interference of the first and second
sound samples from the passenger is greatest; and

filtering sounds to be provided to a speech recognizer by selectively detecting the sounds of the driver and suppressing the
sounds from the passenger, by subtracting the second constructive interference as per the determined location of the passenger,
from the first constructive interference as per the determined location of the driver.

US Pat. No. 9,429,975

BAND-GAP REFERENCE CIRCUIT FOR BIASING AN RF DEVICE

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A voltage reference circuit, comprising:
a precision voltage generator including a plurality of transistors and configured to provide an output voltage having a first
component that depends on a band-gap of the plurality of transistors and a second component that is proportional to absolute
temperature, the plurality of transistors including a first bipolar transistor and a second bipolar transistor, a base of
the second bipolar transistor connected to a base of the first bipolar transistor;

an enable circuit configured to selectively enable the precision voltage generator based on a voltage of an enable terminal;
and

a mode-control circuit operatively associated with the precision voltage generator and configured to selectively operate the
precision voltage generator in a low power mode based on a voltage of an input terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,432,745

PLAYBACK OF INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
initiating playback of a media item containing one or more interactive applications from a storage device;
launching and executing a first interactive application of said one or more interactive applications based on a detecting
of said first interactive application during said playback of said media item;

initiating a special play mode of said media item based on a user command;
receiving, from said first interactive application, a query to determine a current playback position of said media item;
determining at least one event skipped during said initiated special play mode that would result in a change of a state of
said first interactive application, the determining of the at least one skipped event comprising determining the current playback
position of said media items; and

conveying at least one notification signal of said at least one skipped event to said first interactive application to modify
said state of said first interactive application based on said determining of said at least one skipped event, the conveying
of the at least on notification signal comprising returning, to said first interactive application in response to the query,
an indication of the current playback position of said media item, and at a time at which said special play mode is terminated,
said modified state of said first interactive application corresponds to a position in said media item at which said special
play mode is terminated.

US Pat. No. 9,432,554

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYS WITH CHROMATIC CORRECTION HAVING DIFFERING CHROMATIC RANGES

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy ...

1. A method for color correcting, comprising:
performing an initial color correction on source picture content using a reference type display having a reference color gamut
to obtain mastered color corrected picture content for display on reference type displays having the reference color gamut;

determining a first set of metadata defining a color gamut mapping specification for a color gamut mapping from a non-reference
type display having a non-reference color gamut to the reference type display;

performing a subsequent color correction using the non-reference type display and the mastered color corrected picture content
to create a second set of metadata directed to non-reference type displays having the non-reference color gamut;

generating a final set of metadata from the first set of metadata and the second set of metadata, for a subsequent color transform
that color transforms the mastered color corrected picture content for display on non-reference type displays for consumer
consumption,

wherein the source picture content is mastered for consumer consumption only for the reference type displays having the reference
color gamut.

US Pat. No. 9,429,847

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus configured to generate plasma by applying a laser beam to a target material
and entering extreme ultraviolet light radiated from the plasma into projection optics of exposure equipment, the apparatus
comprising:
a chamber in which the extreme ultraviolet light is generated;
a movement mechanism for moving at least a part of the chamber positioned in a predetermined location between the predetermined
location and a maintenance area, the predetermined location where an optical axis of collected extreme ultraviolet light and
an optical axis of the projection optics of the exposure equipment are aligned with each other; and

a laser beam introduction duct for introducing the laser beam from an outside of the chamber to an inside of the chamber,
the laser beam introduction duct being provided outside of a track on which at least the part of the chamber moves between
the predetermined location and the maintenance area.

US Pat. No. 9,429,806

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:
an array substrate, comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrode disposed over the substrate, wherein the first electrode has an opening and the opening has an edge parallel
to a gate-line-extending direction; and

a second electrode disposed over the first electrode, wherein the second electrode comprises:
a first finger portion having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein a first outer edge of the
first finger portion intersects the gate-line-extending direction at an acute angle at the first side, and a second outer
edge of the first finger portion intersects the gate-line-extending direction at an obtuse angle at the second side; and

a connection portion connecting the first finger portion at the edge, wherein the connection portion has a first width along
the gate-line-extending direction adjacent to the edge, and the connection portion has a second width along the gate-line-extending
direction away from the edge, wherein the first width is smaller than the second width,

wherein the connection portion has a first concavity at the first side and a second concavity at the second side, and a length
of the first concavity is greater than a length of the second concavity;

an opposite substrate; and
a display medium disposed between the array substrate and the opposite substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,432,825

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING A SERVICE ACCESS GATEWAY WITH BILLING AND REVENUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for integrating a gateway in a telecommunication (telecom) network environment with charging and payment functionality,
said system comprising:
a gateway residing in said telecom network operating on one or more microprocessors, wherein the gateway intercepts communication
traffic transmitted between mobile devices connected to the telecom network and one or more client applications that reside
externally with respect to said telecom network;

a charging data record listener, executing on said gateway, wherein the charging data record listener listens for charging
data records generated within the gateway as the gateway processes the communication traffic, wherein each charging data record
contains one or more methods invoked, and one or more responses received for each request in the communication traffic, and
wherein the charging data record listener converts a charging data record into an offline charging request and issues the
offline charging request over a diameter protocol to a billing server that supports the diameter protocol, upon detecting
that the charging data record has been generated;

a payment service executing on the gateway, said payment service providing an interface for said client applications to invoke
a charging request, wherein the payment service translates said charging request and transmits the translated charging request
to the billing server; and

a credit control interceptor executing on said gateway, wherein the credit control interceptor is an object registered with
said gateway that filters requests in said communication traffic, wherein if a request matches parameters set in the credit
control interceptor, the credit control interceptor is invoked and initiates an online charging request and a credit control
request to the billing server.

US Pat. No. 9,432,225

TEST CIRCUITS

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) Un...

1. A feed forward equalizer circuit comprising:
an input port for receiving an input signal;
a first line connected to the input port;
an output port for providing an output signal;
a second line connected to the output port;
a first tap element connected between the first line and the second line at respective line nodes;
at least one second tap element connected between the first line and the second line at respective line nodes;
at least one first delay element connected to the first line between the first tap element and the at least one second tap
element;

at least one second delay element connected to the second line between the at least one second tap element and the first tap
element;

a test input port connected to the first line and a test output port connected to the second line, and wherein the test input
port and the test output port are respectively connected to first and second line nodes associated with the at least one second
tap element.

US Pat. No. 9,431,284

DEVICE FOR MACHINING A SUBSTRATE AND A METHOD FOR THIS PURPOSE

solar-semi GmbH, Radolfz...

1. A method for machining a substrate comprising the steps of:
providing a turntable comprising a dish-shaped bottom plate;
locating a diffuser in the dish-shaped bottom plate wherein a Venturi gap is formed by an inner rim of the dish-shaped bottom
plate and a circumferential edge of the diffuser;

providing a chamfer on a circumferential surface of the bottom plate proximate to the Venturi gap,
whereby a pressure medium emerging from the Venturi gap is directed along the chamfer and under an upper surface of the turntable;
placing a substrate on the upper surface of the turntable;
supplying the Venturi gap with a pressure medium;
rotating the substrate on the turntable;
applying a machining medium to the substrate; and
removing the substrate from the turntable.

US Pat. No. 9,431,214

ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. An ion implantation apparatus including a scanning unit, the scanning unit comprising:
a scanning electrode device that allows a deflecting electric field to act on an ion beam incident along a reference trajectory
and scans the ion beam in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the reference trajectory; and

an upstream electrode device configured by a plurality of electrode bodies provided upstream of the scanning electrode device,
wherein the scanning electrode device includes
a pair of scanning electrodes provided to face each other in the horizontal direction with the reference trajectory interposed
therebetween, and

a pair of beam transport correction electrodes provided to face each other in a vertical direction perpendicular to the horizontal
direction with the reference trajectory interposed therebetween, and

wherein each of the pair of beam transport correction electrodes includes a beam transport correction inlet electrode body
protruding toward the reference trajectory in the vertical direction in the vicinity of an inlet of the scanning electrode
device.

US Pat. No. 9,429,636

ADAPTIVE KEYHOLE COMPRESSION FOR DYNAMIC CONTRAST-ENHANCED MRI

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging system, comprising:
a sequence control unit configured to control a magnetic resonance scanner to perform dynamic imaging by acquiring compressed
magnetic resonance data from an imaged region of a subject including fully sampling a central portion of k-space and partially
sampling a peripheral portion of k-space;

a sampling unit which determines a rate of change in a concentration of a contrast agent present in the image region of the
subject during the dynamic imaging based on magnetic resonance signals received by a radio frequency receiver; and

a control unit which adjusts a degree of compression of the acquired magnetic resonance data during the dynamic imaging based
on the determination made by the sampling unit;

wherein the control unit adjusts gradient fields to decrease the central portion of k-space and increase the peripheral portion
of k-space in response to an increase in the rate of change in the concentration of the contrast agent and adjusts the gradient
fields to increase the central portion of k-space and decrease the peripheral portion of k-space in response to a decrease
in the rate of change in the concentration of the contrast agent.

US Pat. No. 9,429,557

METHOD FOR PRODUCING WEB-LIKE MATERIAL

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Eu...

1. A method for at least one of a production and a processing of a web-shaped material, comprising:
activating at least one measuring system to record m measurement values yik (i=1, . . . , n; k=1, . . . , m) per measurement position over at least a portion of a width s of web-shaped material at n different measurement positions
xi (i=1, . . . , n) within a fixed time interval ?t;

determining a rational quality number Q, wherein a value of the rational quality number corresponds to a quality of the web-shaped
material considered acceptable and lies within an acceptance range that is to be empirically determined for the production
process, wherein the acceptance range has a lower limit U and an upper limit O, wherein U and O are in each case rational
numbers subject to the condition according to:

U?Q?O,  Formula 1:
where the value of the quality number Q is calculated as a function of moments Mi according to formula 2, where:
Q=f(Mi),  Formula 2:
and where the moments Mi are calculated from a function value of a cubic spline function S(x) for the n different measurement positions according to
formula 3, where:
S(x)=?i+?i·(x?xi)+?i·(x?xi)2+?i·(x?xi)3,  Formula 3:
where:
x is a control variable in direction of the width s of the web-shaped material in interval [xi, xi+1]

xi (i=1, . . . , n) are the measurement positions corresponding to knots of the cubic spline function, for moments Mi,
and wherein, based on the measurement values yik and using the formula 3 as a representation of the function value of the cubic spline function S(x), formula 4 applies to
the moments Mi, where
Mi=2·?i (i=1, . . . , n-1), Mn=2·?n-1+?n-1·(xn?xn-1)[A2],  Formula 4:

wherein continued production and/or processing of the web-shaped material is controlled based at least in part upon the calculated
quality number Q.

US Pat. No. 9,433,034

MODULAR SMALL CELL ARCHITECTURE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A wireless communications system, comprising:
a common module, incorporating a power supply that converts utility power to a voltage and current suitable to power access
radio operation, the common module being shaped as a sector of a cylinder and configured to be mounted exteriorily on an antenna
mounting pole; and

a sector radio module coupled to and powered by the power supply of the common module, and configured to be mounted adjacent
to the common module on the pole, the sector radio module including an access radio and an access antenna, the access antenna
being configured to serve a sector of not more than 180°, the sector radio module further being shaped as a sector of a cylinder;

wherein the sector radio module further comprises a back-haul radio and a back-haul antenna;
wherein the sector radio module further comprises a radome, and the radome includes different tuning dielectric inserts for
the access antenna and the back-haul antenna to allow dielectric properties of the radome to be matched to the access antenna
and the back-haul antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,430,044

GESTURE-BASED LOAD CONTROL

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control system for controlling an amount of power provided to at least one electrical load via at least one load
control device, the load control system comprising:
a motion capture device configured to generate images of a user; and
a gesture-based control device configured to:
identify, via the images generated by the motion capture device, a first gesture performed by the user,
determine the at least one load control device of a plurality of load control devices in the load control system based on
the first gesture that is identified in the images generated by the motion capture device,

identify, via the images generated by the motion capture device, a second gesture performed by the user,
determine control instructions for controlling the at least one load control device based on the second gesture that is identified
in the images generated by the motion capture device, wherein the control instructions are capable of causing the at least
one load control device to control the amount of power provided to the at least one electrical load, and

send the control instructions to the at least one load control device for controlling the amount of power provided to the
at least one electrical load.

US Pat. No. 9,432,767

HEADPHONE WITH MICROPHONES THAT PROCESSES EXTERNAL SOUND PICKUP BY THE MICROPHONES AND INPUTS EXTERNAL SOURCE SOUND SIGNAL

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. A headphone comprising:
a pair of earphone units each including a speaker and a plurality of microphones arranged at a back side of the speaker in
a given pattern and through which external sounds are picked up;

a directional sound pickup signal generator configured to generate a plurality of sound pickup signals each having a given
directivity, using a plurality of signals output from the plurality of microphones;

an external source sound signal generator through which an external source sound signal from an external source is input;
and

a sound emission signal generator configured to:
receive a designation of a bearing;
select at least one sound pickup signal from the plurality of sound pickup signals based on the received bearing;
generate an individual bearing sound pickup signal having a directivity corresponding to the received bearing using the selected
sound pickup signal;

combine the individual bearing sound pickup signal and the external source sound signal to generate sound emission signals
to be input to the speakers of the earphone units.

US Pat. No. 9,432,550

SERVER DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONFIGURATION SETTING FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A server device that is connected with a plurality of image forming apparatuses in a communicable manner and configures
a setting for a desired image forming apparatus out of the plurality of image forming apparatuses, the server device comprising:
a device location management section configured to acquire location information representing current locations of the plurality
of image forming apparatuses; and

a setting determination section configured to refer to settings for other image forming apparatuses, out of the plurality
of image forming apparatuses, located at a short distance from the current location of the desired image forming apparatus
to determine the setting for the desired image forming apparatus, wherein

the setting determination section selects, out of the plurality of image forming apparatuses, at least one of image forming
apparatuses within a predetermined distance from the current location of the desired image forming apparatus and a predetermined
number of image forming apparatuses in order of increasing distance from the current location of the desired image forming
apparatus,

when settings for the image forming apparatuses selected include numerical values, the setting determination section calculates
an average of the numerical values included in the settings, and

when the settings include non-numerical values, the setting determination section chooses a most frequently appearing setting
out of the settings.

US Pat. No. 9,431,571

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE

SOLAR FRONTIER K.K., Tok...

1. A method of manufacturing a thin-film photovoltaic module in which a photoelectric conversion element is deposited on a
substrate and insulation properties of a peripheral portion of the substrate is ensured,
the photoelectric conversion element including a first electrode layer, a thin-film photoelectric conversion layer and a second
electrode layer stacked in this order,

the method comprising removing the photoelectric conversion element deposited on the entirety of the substrate at a frame
shape area from sides of the substrate toward inside with a predetermined width by performing for each of the sides of the
substrate,

a first removing step of scanning a first photoelectric conversion element removing device along the respective side of the
substrate for a plurality of times while shifting the first photoelectric conversion element removing device in a direction
that is perpendicular to the respective side every time the first photoelectric conversion element removing device scans along
the respective side of the substrate, at the area from the respective side of the substrate toward inside with the predetermined
width along the respective side of the substrate to remove the photoelectric conversion element deposited on the substrate
for the predetermined width, and

a second removing step of scanning a second photoelectric conversion element removing device, within the area at which the
photoelectric conversion element is removed in the first removing step, along the respective side of the substrate to remove
the photoelectric conversion element that is not removed in the first removing step at a width narrower than the predetermined
width such that a center line of a scanning path of the second photoelectric conversion element removing device is positioned
between two adjacent center lines of two adjacent scanning paths of the first photoelectric conversion element removing device
in the first removing step.

US Pat. No. 9,430,003

RETRACTABLE TOUCHPAD DEVICES AND METHODS

LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. L...

1. A device comprising:
a frame that defines a perimeter that surrounds a touch input area, the frame being configured to move between a first configuration,
in which the touch input area is inaccessible for receiving touch input, and a second configuration, in which the touch input
area is accessible for receiving touch input, the frame including a plurality of light sensors attached along the perimeter
thereof; and

a base attached to the frame, the base including a recessed area, the recessed area including a plurality of light sources
disposed along a surface thereof, the light sources in the recessed area being configured to remain exposed in a planar view
of the touch input area while the frame is in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,429,699

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A backlight module, comprising:
a light collector configured to collect ambient light rays;
a plurality of optical fibers connected to the light collector;
a fiber light-outputting substrate connected to the optical fibers, wherein the fiber light-outputting substrate includes
a plurality of light-outputting openings configured to output the light rays transmitted by the optical fibers;

a light guide plate disposed at one side of the fiber light-outputting substrate; and
a plurality fiber fixing collars having through holes and attached to light-emitting ends of the optical fibers for fixing
the optical fibers to the fiber light-outputting substrate, and the fiber fixing collars are made of a soft material, and
each of the optical fibers has a marked line aligned with opening edges of the through holes of the fiber fixing collars;

wherein an arrangement pitch of the light-outputting openings is less than or equal to 16 mm, and a diameter of each of the
light-outputting openings is less than or equal to 2.5 mm;

wherein each of the fiber fixing collars includes a tubular extending portion, and the through holes are formed in the extending
portions;

wherein the optical fibers are inserted in the through holes of the fiber fixing collars and expose the light-emitting ends;
and the exposed light-emitting ends are correspondingly inserted into the light-outputting openings of the fiber light-outputting
substrate, and each of the fiber fixing collars includes a bonding surface, and the bonding surface is bonded to a surface
of the fiber light-outputting substrate by welding or adhering, thereby attaching and positioning the optical fibers to the
fiber light-outputting substrate; and

wherein the light collector includes a base, an optical lens, a photo-sensor and a cover; the optical lens and the photo-sensor
are disposed on the base; the optical lens is configured to collect the ambient light rays and provides the collected light
rays to an input end of an optical fiber bundle of the optical fibers; the photo-sensor is configured to detect the ambient
light rays for controlling the base to rotate according an ambient light source, thereby improving a light collection efficiency;
the cover is configured to encapsulate the optical lens and the photo-sensor; and the cover has an ultraviolet ray filter
layer to filter ultraviolet rays in the ambient light rays.

US Pat. No. 9,429,360

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH HEATING DEVICE

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing including a base and a mating tongue extending forwardly therefrom in a front-to-back direction;
a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing with contacting sections exposed upon the mating tongue and connecting legs
exposed outside of the housing; and

a heating device embedded within the housing and including a heating fin located adjacent to the contacting sections to heat
the contacting sections and remove moisture therefrom;

wherein the heating fin is spaced from the contacting sections in a vertical direction perpendicular to said front-to-back
direction;

wherein the mating tongue defines opposite first and second surfaces thereon in the vertical direction, the contacting sections
are exposed upon the first surface and a metallic reinforcement plate is located upon the second surface, and the heating
fin is located between the contacting sections and the reinforcement plate in the vertical direction;

wherein said heating device includes a pair of connecting legs exposed outside of the housing beside the connecting sections
of the contacts; and

wherein the connecting legs and the connecting sections are arranged in one row in a transverse direction perpendicular to
both said front-to-back direction and said vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,429,028

TURBINE ROTOR BLADE ROOT ATTACHMENTS

ALSTOM Technology Ltd, B...

1. A pinned root fixing arrangement for an axial flow steam turbine rotor disc, said arrangement comprising:
cylindrical pins running axially through bores of an increased stress-reducing diameter in inter-digitated blade root fingers
and disc fingers, wherein a first ratio (b/M), defined as an axial breadth (b) of disc fingers to a sum of the axial breadth
(b) and an axial breadth (G) of a gap between adjacent disc fingers (M), is in a range of 0.4 to 0.6 and a second ratio (L/D),
defined as a length (L) of the disc fingers and the blade root fingers to the diameter (D), is 5.8.

US Pat. No. 9,428,322

FLEXIBLE HERMETIC PACKAGE FOR OPTICAL DEVICE

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A package for an optical component, the package comprising:
a flexible hermetic barrier membrane surrounding the optical component;
at least one access port hermetically sealed in the flexible hermetic barrier membrane enabling at least one of optical or
electrical coupling to the optical component; and

a solid structural package surrounding the optical component;
wherein the flexible hermetic barrier membrane conforms to the solid structural package, whereby a volume of the flexible
hermetic barrier membrane does not change with one or more variations in external environmental air pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,433,058

DISPLAY PANEL

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display panel, having a display region and a non-display region out of the display region, wherein the display region
comprises a central pixel region and a border pixel region disposed between the central pixel region and the non-display region,
the display panel comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate opposite to the first substrate;
a display medium layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate;
a plurality of central pixel units located at the central pixel region and having a plurality of first electrodes disposed
on the second substrate; and

a plurality of border pixel units located at the border pixel region and having a plurality of second electrodes disposed
on the second substrate;

wherein outmost edges of a part of adjacent border pixel units form a ladder-like shape, and a light output area of at least
one of the border pixel units is smaller than that of at least one of the central pixel units.

US Pat. No. 9,432,663

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CODING/DECODING IMAGE

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

1. An apparatus for encoding a video, the apparatus comprising:
a bitstream decoder configured to extract information on a size of a transform unit and generate a quantized frequency transform
block from a bitstream;

an inverse quantization unit configured to reconstruct a frequency transform block by inversely quantizing the quantized frequency
transform block;

an inverse transformer configured to reconstruct a residual block by inversely transforming the frequency transform block,
the inverse transformer selecting an inverse transform scheme among a plurality of inverse transform schemes in consideration
of the size of the transform unit;

a predictor configured to generate a predicted block in a prediction mode selected among an intra prediction mode and an inter
prediction mode; and

an adder configured to reconstruct a current block by adding a first pixel corresponding to the residual block and a second
pixel corresponding to the predicted block,

wherein the inverse transformer considers a first transform scheme only when the size of the transform unit corresponds to
a transform unit size of 4×4 among a plurality of available transform unit sizes,

wherein the transform unit is divided from a coding unit in a quad tree, and the bitstream decoder decodes a split transform
flag, as one of the information on the size of the transform unit, for at least one depth of the quad tree,

wherein the first transform scheme corresponds to a transform scheme in which each of four output values {X?(0), X?(1), X?(2), X?(3)} is generated by using at least two of four input values {X(0), X(1), X(2), X(3)} multiplied by coefficients corresponding to each of the input values,

wherein the transform scheme in which each of four output values {X?(0), X?(1), X?(2), X?(3)} is generated corresponds to a transform in which,

a first group of the coefficients used for generating the first output value X?(0) includes a coefficient for the X(0), a coefficient for the X(1) and a coefficient for the X(2), all having positive signs,

a second group of the coefficients used for generating the second output value X?(1) includes a coefficient for the X(0) and a coefficient for the X(1), both having positive signs,

a third group of the coefficients used for generating the third output value X?(2) includes a coefficient for the X(1) and a coefficient for the X(2), both having negative signs, and

a fourth group of the coefficients used for generating the fourth output value X?(3) included a coefficient for the X(1), having a negative sign, and a coefficient for the X(2), having a positive sign.

US Pat. No. 9,428,369

ARTICULATED SLEWING JIB CRANE AND WIND TURBINE INCORPORATING SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A jib crane comprising:
a first arm, the first arm configured for cooperation with a hoist;
a second arm hingedly connected to the first arm;
a mounting bracket, the mounting bracket hingedly connected to the second arm, the mounting bracket attached to a door frame
of a wind turbine;

wherein, the first arm is configured to swing along a first horizontal arc and the second arm is configured to swing along
a second horizontal arc, and wherein the jib crane is configured to pick up a load outside the wind turbine and move the load
to a location inside the wind turbine.

US Pat. No. 9,427,334

BONE PADS

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A method of preparing a bone surface to receive a prosthetic implant thereon, the prosthetic implant having an articular
surface and a bone contacting surface, the method comprising:
resecting the bone surface at a first location to create a first resected region having a first tolerance profile with a first
cross-section having peaks and valleys;

resecting the bone surface at a second location to create a second resected region having a second tolerance profile with
a second cross-section less dense than the first cross-section such that the second cross-section has peaks further apart
and valleys deeper than the peaks and valleys of the first cross-section; and

contacting the bone contacting surface of the prosthetic implant with the first resected region.

US Pat. No. 9,432,589

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A method for determining a pixel value in a high dynamic range image based on first and second input images of different
brightness, comprising:
obtaining a first input pixel intensity of a first pixel in the first input image and a second input pixel intensity of a
corresponding pixel in the second input image, each of the first and second input images having lower dynamic range than the
high dynamic range image;

determining a first combination weight for the first input pixel intensity and a second combination weight for the second
input pixel intensity, each of the first and second combination weights being a continuous function of the first and second
input pixel intensities, the function having predefined values for a plurality of pairs of a predefined first pixel intensity
and a predefined second pixel intensity, the predefined values being defined by consideration of at least one quality metric;

obtaining a first brightness parameter associated with the first input image and a second brightness parameter associated
with the second input image;

correcting for sensor-induced errors in at least one of the first and second brightness parameters; and
calculating the pixel value in the high dynamic range image as a weighted average of the first and second input pixel intensities
using the first and second combination weights, wherein the step of calculating comprises scaling, based on the first and
second brightness parameters, the first and second input pixel intensities to a common image brightness.

US Pat. No. 9,430,730

ANTI-SKIMMING PAYMENT CARD

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A payment device comprising:
a read sensor configured to detect a reading of the payment device by a card reader;
a visual indicator on the payment device and configured to display visual content to a user; and
a controller configured to, without communication to a remote server:
count a number of readings detected by the read sensor; and
implement security settings based on the number of readings including:
displaying, by the visual indicator, information identifying the number of readings to the user; and
authenticating the user to enable payment from the payment device, responsive to a determination that the number of readings
exceeds a predefined limit.

US Pat. No. 9,429,259

LINE CONNECTOR FOR MEDIA LINES

VOSS Automotive GmbH, Wi...

1. A line connector for media lines comprising a connector piece which is formed as a one-piece molding from plastic, and
having at least one junction portion as a socket part for a releasable plug connection or as a plug portion for a junction
connection to an assembly or a media line and with a transitional portion contiguous to the junction portions and having a
flow duct, comprising in that, at least in the region of the transitional portion, electrical heating means for the media
line are provided in an arrangement circumferentially surrounding the flow duct whereby the heating means are formed at least
by a resistance wire, which is wound in a coil-like manner on the outside of the connector piece, wherein the connector piece
has form elements for guiding and fixing the resistance wire attached on the outside of the connector piece, wherein the connector
piece together with the heating means is surrounded by an outer cladding, at least one of the junction portions being designed
as a hollow-cylindrical receptacle for directly plugging in the end of the media line, the media line being capable of being
fastened in a materially integral manner, whereby the junction portion includes, at least in regions, a material transparent
to laser beams in such a way that the media line can be fastened by means of laser beam welding.

US Pat. No. 9,428,832

HEAT EQUALIZER

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A heat equalizer comprising:
a container structure including an outer container with a closed space which is formed in said outer container and in which
a working fluid is held;

heating means placed at a bottom of said outer container; and
a pipe channel in which a material to be heated flows,
said pipe channel including:
a material feed pipe allowing an outside and an inside of said container structure to communicate with each other;
a main header pipe connected to said material feed pipe and extending in a horizontal direction;
branch header pipes branching from said main header pipe and extending in the horizontal direction;
a plurality of riser pipes branching from said branch header pipes and opening at an upper surface of said container structure,
a heater housing tube having one end secured to said outer container and the other end immersed in the working fluid of liquid
state; and

a heater housed in said heater housing tube and having a heat generating portion, wherein
said heat generating portion is placed away from said one end of said heater housing tube that is secured to said outer container.
US Pat. No. 9,428,783

DNA ENCODING DIPEPTIDE-SYNTHESIZING ENZYME (VARIANTS), BACTERIUM BELONGING TO THE GENUS ESCHERICHIA, AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING DIPEPTIDES USING THEREOF

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A method for producing a dipeptide or a salt thereof, comprising:
(a) reacting L-amino acids, L-amino acid derivatives, or salts thereof under appropriate conditions in the presence of a protein
having dipeptide-synthesizing activity such that a dipeptide or a salt thereof is produced;

(b) accumulating the dipeptide or a salt thereof in an appropriate solvent; and
(c) collecting the dipeptide or a salt thereof from the appropriate solvent,
wherein the protein is selected from the group consisting of:
a protein having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, or 6;
a variant of a protein having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, or 6 in which no more than fifteen amino acid residues
of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, or 6 are changed by substitution, deletion, insertion, or addition, and wherein
the variant protein has the dipeptide-synthesizing activity; and

a protein having an amino acid sequence having not less than 95% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:
2, 4, or 6 and wherein the protein has the dipeptide-synthesizing activity,

wherein the dipeptide comprises two L-amino acids, two L-amino acid derivatives, or an L-amino acid and an L-amino acid derivative,
and

wherein the L-amino acids or the L-amino acid derivatives are selected from the group consisting of L-alanine, L-arginine,
L-asparagine, L-aspartic acid, L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, glycine, L-histidine, L-isoleucine, L-leucine, L-lysine,
L-methionine, L-phenylalanine, L-proline, L-serine, L-threonine, L-tryptophan, L-tyrosine, L-valine, and a lower alkyl ester
of L-phenylalanine, wherein the lower alkyl ester of L-phenylalanine is methyl, ethyl or propyl ester of the L-phenylalanine.

US Pat. No. 9,427,472

CONTROLLED RELEASE COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING FREE-RADICAL INDUCED DAMAGE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

OTONOMY, INC., San Diego...

1. An intratympanic composition for use in the treatment of an otic disease or condition associated with free-radical induced
damage, the intratympanic composition comprising
a micronized free-radical modulating agent, or pharmaceutically acceptable prodrug or salt thereof; and
an auris acceptable gel,
wherein the micronized free-radical modulating agent, or pharmaceutically acceptable prodrug or salt thereof is not provided
as polymer-containing particles, and is suspended in the auris acceptable gel; and wherein sustained release of the free-radical
modulating agent into the ear occurs for a period of at least 5 days after a single administration.

US Pat. No. 9,432,838

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ACCOUNT CREATION USING A FEATURE PHONE

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:
a non-transitory memory storing feature phone messaging information comprising a messaging protocol using a wireless phone
communication channel that includes non-Internet based communications; and

one or more hardware processors in communication with the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the
non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:

receiving a request to establish a user account from a mobile transaction gateway, wherein the mobile transaction gateway
comprises at least an internal gateway in communication, through an Over The Air (OTA) server, with a mobile services carrier,
and wherein the request originates from a mobile device of a user, and wherein the mobile device communicates the request
to the mobile services carrier using the messaging protocol using the non-Internet based communications;

transmitting an option to create the user account to the mobile device of the user through the mobile transaction gateway,
wherein the option is displayed on an interface of the mobile device, wherein the internal gateway communicates the option
through the Over The Air (OTA) server to the mobile services carrier, and wherein the option is communicated to the mobile
device by the mobile services carrier through the messaging protocol by the mobile services carrier using the non-Internet
based communications;

receiving information corresponding to the user account if the user accepts the option, wherein the information comprises
at least a user phone number and a user identifier, and wherein the information is received using the messaging protocol;

requesting user financial information and a personal identification number (PIN);
receiving the user financial information and the PIN; and
creating the user account using the information, the user financial information and the PIN.

US Pat. No. 9,432,779

HEARING AID ANTENNA

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

1. An antenna in a hearing aid, the antenna comprising:
a solid three-dimensional dielectric support body;
an electrically conductive first plate on a first surface of the support body;
an electrically conductive second plate on a second surface of the support body, wherein the first surface and the second
surface are arranged on opposing ends of the support body;

an electrically conductive filament arranged on and/or in the support body configured to reactively couple the first plate
with the second plate, comprising first sections and second sections, wherein the second sections are perpendicular to the
first sections.

US Pat. No. 9,430,391

MANAGING COHERENT MEMORY BETWEEN AN ACCELERATED PROCESSING DEVICE AND A CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. A method of managing a coherent memory between a first processor and a second processor comprising:
monitoring a flag register to determine whether data stored in a system coherent memory is available for processing, wherein
the flag register notifies the second processor that data is available for processing in the system coherent memory;

monitoring and recording the addresses of cache lines used by a first processor using a probe filter;
receiving an address for a data that is available to be processed using the second processor;
comparing the address for the data to the addresses recorded with the probe filter to determine whether the data has been
exported by the first processor;

in response to determining that data was not exported by the first processor, partitioning a second processor memory into
a local memory and a coherent memory, wherein a portion of the coherent memory containing the recorded cache lines is stored
in the local memory; and

in response to determining that data was exported by the first processor, sending a probe to the first processor to retrieve
the data exported by the first processor.

US Pat. No. 9,428,793

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING DIGITAL MEASUREMENTS

University of Washington ...

1. A system for using digital measurements to determine a concentration of a sample, the system comprising:
a sample holder containing a plurality of droplets having a volume distribution wherein the volume distribution is a continuous
volume distribution;

a detector for detecting a detectable agent contained in at least one droplet of the plurality; and
a computer comprising a memory device with executable instructions stored thereon, the instructions, when executed by a processor,
cause the processor to:

analyze a portion of the plurality of droplets to determine individual volumes of the droplets in the portion of the plurality
and a number of droplets in the portion of the plurality that contain a detectable agent; and

use individual volumes of the droplets in the portion of the plurality and the number of droplets in the portion of the plurality
that contain the detectable agent to determine the concentration of the sample.

US Pat. No. 9,433,073

INDUCTION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A device for sustaining an ionization source in a torch comprising a longitudinal axis along which a flow of gas is introduced
during operation of the torch, the device comprising:
a base configured to provide a coil comprising a first turn and a second turn to provide an inner aperture formed from the
first and second turns of the coil, in which the inner aperture is constructed and arranged to receive a body of the torch;
and

a first radial fin coupled to the first turn of the coil and a second radial fin coupled to the second turn of the coil, in
which the coil is configured to provide radio frequency energy to the body of the torch to sustain the ionization source within
the torch; and

a spacer coupled to the first radial fin of the first turn of the coil and to the second radial fin of the second turn of
the coil.

US Pat. No. 9,432,593

TARGET OBJECT INFORMATION ACQUISITION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE L...

7. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
a first infrared transmitter for transmitting disperse point light to a target region, wherein at least one object is included
in the target region;

a second infrared transmitter for transmitting scattered light to the target region;
a photoreceptor for receiving first reflected light outputted by the at least one object reflecting the disperse point light
in a first time period and generating a depth image corresponding to the target region based on the first reflected light,
and receiving a second reflected light outputted by the at least one object reflecting the scattered light in a second time
period after the first time period and generating a feature image corresponding to the target region based on the second reflected
light; and

a processor for acquiring information of target image of a target object in the at least one object according to the depth
image and acquiring feature information of the target object based on the feature image and the information of target image.

US Pat. No. 9,432,118

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR GENERATING, COMPENSATING AND EMULATING POLARIZATION MODE DISPERSION

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A polarization mode dispersion (PMD) generating apparatus including a first differential group delay (DGD) generator, a
first mode mixer, a second DGD generator, a second mode mixer, and a reflective mirror, which are arranged in this order,
wherein
each of said first and second DGD generators includes a DGD adjustment mechanism variably adjusting a DGD amount between orthogonal
eigen-polarization modes generated in said first and second DGD generators, respectively, and

input signal light is inputted from said first DGD generator to propagate back and forth on an optical path from said first
DGD generator through said first mode mixer, said second DGD generator and said second mode mixer to said reflective mirror,

whereby a first-order PMD is added to the input signal light with a second-order PMD canceled which was raised along with
generation of the first-order PMD to generate a PMD-added optical signal; and

wherein
said DGD adjustment mechanisms include a first DGD adjustment mechanism adjusting a DGD amount generated in said first DGD
generator and a second DGD adjustment mechanism adjusting a DGD amount generated in said second DGD generator,

said first and second DGD adjustment mechanisms are in integral with each other to adjust the DGD amounts, and
each of said first and second DGD adjustment mechanisms is in a form of Mach-Zehnder interferometer.

US Pat. No. 9,429,665

RADIATION PENETRATION SYSTEM AND CALIBRATION OF THE SAME

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A method for calibrating a radiation penetration system comprising a radiation source, a flat-panel detector for generating
radiation penetration raw images of an object, a manipulator which is implemented to change a relative position between the
radiation source, the object and the flat-panel detector, wherein the axes system is defined by at least one movement axis
of the manipulator and one beam axis between the radiation source and the flat-panel detector, and a preprocessor for applying
correction data to the radiation penetration raw images of the object to acquire radiation penetration images of the object,
comprising
generating radiation penetration raw images of a calibration object in different relative positions changed with respect to
each other by the manipulator between the radiation source, the calibration object and the flat-panel detector on the basis
of radiation which penetrates the calibration object between the radiation source and the flat-panel detector, by the flat-panel
detector; and

readjusting the correction data depending on the radiation penetration raw images of the calibration object so that the application
of the readjusted correction data leads to a geometrical correction of the radiation penetration raw images, so that a change
of a projection of the object in the radiation penetration raw image due to a position error of the flat-panel detector in
the axes system relative to a necessitated position is reduced, wherein the position error of the flat-panel detector is defined
as

a tilting of a column or line direction of the flat-panel detector relative to a rotation or translation positioning axis
of the manipulator, or

a tilting of the column or line direction of the flat-panel detector relative to a trajectory along which the flat-panel detector
moves relative to the object between the plurality of radiation penetration raw images,

wherein the preprocessor is implemented such that the same applies the correction data to the radiation penetration raw images
of the object so that radiation penetration images of the object acquired therefrom comprise a lower resolution than the radiation
penetration raw images of the object and that the readjustment of the correction data is executed depending on the radiation
penetration raw images of the calibration object such that the geometrical correction takes place in a resolution which is
higher than the resolution of the radiation penetration images of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,429,419

MEDIA-TRACKING SYSTEM USING DEFORMED REFERENCE MARKS

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A system for tracking a position of a receiver medium as it travels along a media path, comprising:
a heat source located at a first position along the media path adapted to provide heat to the receiver medium in a localized
area, the receiver medium being formed from a thermally deformable material, the provided heat being sufficient to permanently
deform the localized area of the receiver medium to form a reference mark characterized by a physical deformation of the localized
area of the receiver medium;

a light source that illuminates the receiver medium when it has traveled to a second position along the media path;
a sensor adapted to sense light from the light source that is transmitted through the receiver medium or reflected from the
receiver medium thereby providing a sensed light level signal; and

a data processor adapted to analyze the sensed light level signal to determine a position of the receiver medium as the receiver
medium passes through the second position along the media path by detecting a change in the sensed light level signal that
is characteristic of the physical deformation of the localized area of the receiver medium associated with the reference mark.

US Pat. No. 9,433,062

LUMINAIRE WITH AMBIENT SENSING AND AUTONOMOUS CONTROL CAPABILITIES

EXPRESS IMAGING SYSTEMS, ...

1. An illumination system, comprising:
a luminaire including at least one light source;
a controller to provide a signal output that autonomously adjusts a luminous output level of the at least one light source,
the controller including at least one processor;

a sensor communicably coupled to the controller to provide a signal that includes information indicative of an occurrence
or a lack of occurrence of a defined event; and

at least one set of machine executable instructions that when executed by the at least one processor cause the at least one
processor to:

determine whether the sensor is in at least one of: an operational mode or a failure mode;
wherein responsive to a determination that the sensor is in the failure mode, the processor provides the signal output based
at least in part on at least one value determined by the processor until a subsequent determination by the processor that
the sensor is in the operational mode; and

wherein responsive to a determination that the sensor is in the operational mode, the processor provides the signal output
based at least in part on the information included in the signal provided by the at least one sensor until a subsequent determination
by the processor that the sensor is in the failure mode.

US Pat. No. 9,432,165

RADIO TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, CHANNEL SIGNAL FORMING METHOD AND CHANNEL SIGNAL RECEIVING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A base station, comprising:
an information size adjusting section configured to adjust a size of control information based on a first basic information
size of control information mapped on a user equipment (UE) specific search space in a first component carrier; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the control information mapped on the UE specific search space,
wherein a first determination method for determining the first basic information size is different from a second determination
method for determining a second basic information size of control information mapped on a common search space in the first
component carrier, and

the first determination method for determining the first basic information size is different from a third determination method
for determining a third basic information size of control information mapped on a search space in a second component carrier
that is different from the first component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,431,542

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A semiconductor structure, disposed on a substrate, the semiconductor structure comprising:
a top gate;
an oxide semiconductor channel layer, disposed between the top gate and the substrate;
a first dielectric layer, disposed between the top gate and the oxide semiconductor channel layer;
a second dielectric layer, disposed between the first dielectric layer and the oxide semiconductor channel layer, wherein
a dielectric constant of the first dielectric layer is different from a dielectric constant of the second dielectric layer;
and

a source and a drain, disposed at two corresponding sides of the oxide semiconductor channel layer, and extending from the
two corresponding sides of the oxide semiconductor channel layer to a surface of the substrate, and located between the first
dielectric layer and the substrate, wherein a portion of the oxide semiconductor channel layer is exposed between the source
and the drain, and a portion of the first dielectric layer and a portion the second dielectric layer directly contact with
and completely cover the portion of the oxide semiconductor channel layer, and the second dielectric layer directly covers
a top surface of the source and a top surface of the drain.

US Pat. No. 9,432,160

ALLOCATING RESOURCES AND TRANSMITTING DATA IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS COMPRISING MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A method of communicating data in a wireless telecommunications system between a plurality of base stations and a plurality
of terminal devices using a plurality of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex, OFDM, sub-carriers spanning a first frequency
bandwidth, the method comprising:
communicating user-plane data between a first base station and a first terminal device using a first group of the OFDM sub-carriers
distributed across the first frequency bandwidth;

communicating user-plane data between a second base station and a second terminal device using a second group of the OFDM
sub-carriers distributed across a second frequency bandwidth, wherein the second frequency bandwidth is smaller than and within
the first frequency bandwidth; and

communicating control-plane data between the first base station and the first terminal device using a combination of the first
and second groups of the OFDM sub-carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,431,974

PSEUDO-ENVELOPE FOLLOWING FEEDBACK DELAY COMPENSATION

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. Circuitry comprising:
a switch mode power supply converter having a switching voltage output and configured to provide a switching voltage at the
switching voltage output, such that a target voltage for a power amplifier supply voltage at a power amplifier supply output
is based on the switching voltage, which is based on an early indication of a change of the target voltage; and

a feedback delay compensation circuit comprising a high pass filter configured to high pass filter a VRAMP signal to generate a derivative of the VRAMP signal, such that the feedback delay compensation circuit is configured to:

generate a feedback delay compensation signal based on the derivative of the VRAMP signal; and

provide the feedback delay compensation signal to the switch mode power supply converter as the early indication of the change
of the target voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,431,822

OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. An over-current protection device, comprising:
two metal foils; and
a PTC material layer laminated between the two metal foils and having a volumetric resistivity ranging from 0.07 to 0.45 ?-cm,
the PTC material layer comprising:

at least one crystalline polymer;
a first conductive filler being a carbon black powder;
a second conductive filler comprising at least one of metal powder, conductive ceramic powder or mixture thereof, the second
conductive filler having a particle size ranging from 0.1 to 50 ?m, and a volumetric resistivity less than 0.1 ?-cm;

wherein the first and second conductive fillers are dispersed in the crystalline polymer, and a weight ratio of the second
conductive filler divided by the first conductive filler is less than 4;

wherein resistance jump R300/Ri of the over-current protection device is in the range of 1.5 to 5; Ri is an initial resistance
and R300 is a resistance of the over-current protection device after tripping 300 times.

US Pat. No. 9,431,373

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE DIFFUSION LENGTH OF METALLIC SPECIES WITHIN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED STRUCTURE, AND CORRESPONDING THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED STRUCTURE

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. An integrated structure comprising:
a pair of integrated circuits (ICs) having upper faces joined together to define an interface therebetween and with each IC
including a respective one of a pair of metallic lines at the interface, the pair of metallic lines being laterally spaced
apart to permit diffusion therebetween, a first IC of said pair of ICs having a plurality of cavities extending from a surface
of said first IC and passing therethrough and opening onto respective electrical contact locations in electrical contact with
said pair of metallic lines, one of the plurality of cavities extending through the interface to a second IC of said pair
of ICs.

US Pat. No. 9,431,309

METHOD FOR WAFER LEVEL RELIABILITY

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A method for ensuring wafer level reliability, the method comprising:
forming a gate oxide layer having a thickness of less than 50 Å on a semiconductor substrate;
forming a PMOS element having a channel length of less than 0.13 ?m on the semiconductor substrate;
forming a high voltage NMOS element on a semiconductor substrate;
assessing substrate hot carrier injection (sub-HCI) for the high voltage NMOS element; and
assessing hot carrier injection (HCI) for the PMOS element.

US Pat. No. 9,429,986

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Beijing Lenovo Software L...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a first body;
a second body connected to the first body; and
a connecting member, wherein the connecting member is hinged with the first body via a first hinge shaft and is hinged with
the second body via a second hinge shaft, such as to allow a state of relative position between the first body and the second
body to be switched between an open state and a closed state;

wherein the electronic device is configured in such a manner that, in the closed state, a second housing of the first body
snuggles against a first housing of the second body, and in the open state, a lower rim of the first body is located at a
front portion of the second body; and the lower rim of the first body keeps abutting against an upper surface of the second
body while the state of relative position is switched; and

wherein the center of gravity of the first body is located between the lower rim of the first body and a hinge portion of
the first body hinged with the connecting member, to allow the lower rim of the first body to keep abutting against the upper
surface of the second body while the state of relative position is switched.

US Pat. No. 9,429,479

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS WHICH DETERMINE A PARAMETER VALUE OF AN OBJECT OR AN ENVIRONMENT FROM A VOLTAGE READING ASSOCIATED WITH A COMMON MODE SIGNAL OF A BALANCED CIRCUIT

Millar Instruments, Hous...

1. A method for determining temperature using a resistive sensor having a Wheatstone bridge circuit with at least two variable
resistors, wherein the method comprises:
positioning the resistive sensor such that the at least two variable resistors of the Wheatstone bridge circuit are arranged
in an environment in which temperature is to be determined;

measuring, while the two variable resistors are arranged in the environment, a temperature detection voltage derived from
the Wheatstone bridge circuit which correlates to a common mode signal of the Wheatstone bridge circuit;

determining, from the temperature detection voltage, a temperature of the environment;
measuring a differential voltage between signal output nodes of the Wheatstone bridge circuit; and
determining, from the differential voltage, a pressure of the environment, wherein at least one of the steps of measuring
the differential voltage and determining the pressure is performed simultaneously with at least one of the steps of measuring
the temperature detection voltage and determining the temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,428,017

EXCESS PRESSURE CLAIBRATED GUAGE

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a valve assembly, including:
a housing;
a valve portion disposed in the housing, the valve portion having an open position and a closed position;
a variable pneumatic device located in the housing;
a pneumatic muscle located in the housing; and
a variable volume cavity disposed within the pneumatic muscle;
wherein air is allowed to pass through the valve portion when the valve portion is in the open position, and at least partially
flows into the variable pneumatic device to change the variable pneumatic device between a first configuration and a second
configuration, and air passes around an outer surface of the pneumatic muscle when the variable pneumatic device is in the
first configuration such that the variable volume cavity expands and the outer surface of the pneumatic muscle contacts the
inner surface of the housing, and air is prevented from passing around the outer surface of the pneumatic muscle when the
variable pneumatic device is in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,428,392

METHODS OF ENRICHING DIFFERENT SPECIES OF CARBON NANOTUBES

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A method of enriching specific species of carbon nanotubes by exposing a composition of carbon nanotubes comprising semiconductor
carbon nanotubes and metallic carbon nanotubes to an azo compound, the azo compound having the chemical formula (I) or a salt
thereof
A?N=N?B?n  (I)

wherein
at each occurrence, A is an optionally substituted naphthalene; B is the same as A or different from A and is an optionally
substituted naphthalene; and

n is 2 or 3;
the method comprising
a) mixing the azo compound with a suspension comprising the composition of carbon nanotubes to form a mixture;
b) incubating the mixture to react the azo compound with the carbon nanotubes, whereby a supernatant enriched with semiconductor
carbon nanotubes and a precipitate enriched with metallic carbon nanotubes are formed in the mixture; and

c) separating the supernatant and the precipitate formed in the mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,432,630

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING FREQUENTLY CONTENT ITEMS

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method for transmitting requested content, the method comprising:
receiving at least one request for a content type and an element within the content type;
based on the at least one received request, determining most frequently requested content types and most frequently requested
elements within each of the most frequently requested content types;

determining, by a processor of a machine, a transmit rate for each of the frequently requested content types, the frequently
requested content types with a higher request count receiving a higher transmit rate than frequently requested content types
with a lower request count, the transmit rate indicating a frequency for transmission of the most frequently requested content
types; and

transmitting the most frequently requested elements within each of the most frequently requested content types at the determined
transmit rate in response to a request for content.

US Pat. No. 9,431,852

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. A power supply device comprising: an input terminal to which an electric power is supplied from a commercial power source;
an output terminal connected to an electric load; an electric power transmission circuit which is connected between the input
terminal and the output terminal; a power storage device which is connected to the electric power transmission circuit and
is charged by the electric power supplied from the input terminal;
a metal-air battery which is connected to the electric power transmission circuit and is maintained in a standby state where
a material of an electrolytic solution is separated from a negative electrode active material of the metal-air battery; a
tank accumulating a material of the electrolytic solution separated from the negative electrode active material, the tank
being connected to the metal-air battery via a valve; and a controller which controls the valve to supply the material of
the electrolytic solution accumulated in the tank into the metal-air battery when a normal power supply from the commercial
power source is stopped,

wherein the metal-air battery is connected to the electric power transmission circuit via a switching element, and wherein
the controller switches on the switching element when the controller detects that the voltage across the terminals of the
metal-air battery reaches the rated open circuit voltage after supplying the material of the electrolytic solution into the
metal-air battery.

US Pat. No. 9,430,046

GESTURE BASED IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Denso International Ameri...

1. An image capturing system for a vehicle for capturing an image of a target area based on a predefined gesture performed
by an occupant of the vehicle, the image capturing system comprising:
an on-board camera disposed on a body of the vehicle and capturing an image of the target area, wherein the on-board camera
has an image field-of-view within which the image is captured and the image field-of-view overlaps with the target area;

a gesture capture device determining a gesture position in a three-dimensional space of a gesture performed by the occupant
with respect to a reference point, wherein the gesture is the predefined gesture;

an eye tracking device determining an eye position of the occupant;
a processor operating as a target area determination module, wherein the target area determination module determines a target
vector extending from the eye position toward the gesture position and aligns the on-board camera in accordance with the target
vector, such that a first target object in the target area pointed by the target vector appears in the image taken by the
on-board camera; and

a memory unit storing the image captured by the on-board camera when the predefined gesture is detected, wherein the memory
unit is a computer-readable medium.

US Pat. No. 9,428,831

HEAT EQUALIZER

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A heat equalizer comprising:
a container structure including a heating block with a flow path formed so that a material to be heated flows in the flow
path, and an outer container in which a working fluid is held, respective upper ends of said heating block and said outer
container being joined to form a hollow portion between said heating block and said outer container;

a material feed pipe allowing an outside of said container structure and said heating block to communicate with each other;
and

heating means placed at a bottom of said outer container, wherein
said flow path includes a first flow path connected to said material feed pipe and extending in a horizontal direction, a
second flow path branching from said first flow path and extending in a vertical direction, and an opening formed by said
second flow path opening at an upper surface of said container structure,

at a bottom surface of said heating block, a plurality of depressions formed by said bottom surface depressed toward an inside
of said heating block and capable of receiving a vaporized working fluid are formed,

said second flow path is placed between said depressions adjacent to each other,
a heater housing tube having one end secured to said outer container and the other end immersed in the working fluid of liquid
state; and

a heater housed in said heater housing tube and having a heat generating portion, wherein
said heat generating portion is placed away from said one end of said heater housing tube that is secured to said outer container.
US Pat. No. 9,429,570

STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMER DIAGNOSTIC ASSAY COMPRISING MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES AND CAPTURE CONJUGATES

University of Washington ...

1. A method of concentrating a target in a liquid, comprising applying a magnetic field to an aggregate in the liquid to provide
a collected aggregate by magnetophoresis, wherein the aggregate comprises:
(a) a stimuli-responsive magnetic nanoparticle comprising a first stimuli-responsive polymer attached to a magnetic core;
and

(b) a stimuli-responsive capture conjugate comprising a second stimuli-responsive polymer attached to a capture moiety, wherein
the capture moiety is capable of binding to a target;

wherein the aggregate is formed through associative interaction between the first stimuli-responsive polymer and the second
stimuli-responsive polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,428,316

RESIN FOR OXYGEN-ABSORBING ADHESIVE AND OXYGEN-ABSORBING ADHESIVE

Toyo Seikan Group Holding...

1. A two-part curable oxygen-absorbing resin composition comprising:
(i) a main agent comprising a resin, wherein
the resin is a polyester comprising structural units derived from an acid component (A) and an acid component (B),
the ratio of the acid component (A) is 70% to 95% by mole relative to all acid components,
the ratio of the acid component (B) is 0% to 15% by mole relative to the all acid components, and
the glass transition temperature of the polyester is ?20° C. to 0° C.; and
(ii) a curing agent component selected from the group consisting of aliphatic diisocyanates, alicyclic diisocyanates, and
combinations thereof,

wherein:
the acid component (A) is a tetrahydrophthalic acid, a derivative thereof, a tetrahydrophthalic anhydride, or a derivative
thereof, wherein the derivative is an ester, an acid halide, a substituted compound, or an oligomer and

the acid component (B) is a phthalic acid or an analog of the phthalic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,432,742

INTELLIGENT CHANNEL CHANGING

Flextronics AP, LLC, San...

1. A television system comprising:
a screen;
a memory;
a user input module including instructions stored in the memory for receiving a user navigation input from a user input source;
and

a navigable user interface comprising:
a list of two or more subsets of selectable channel tiles on the screen, the list being displayed laterally on the screen
in a single row, wherein the row is separated into a first portion and a second portion, wherein a first subset of selectable
channel tiles is displayed in the first portion and a second subset of selectable channel tiles is displayed in the second
portion, wherein each of the subsets of selectable channel tiles contains at least one selectable channel tile, wherein at
least one selectable channel tile includes: a display window that contains a thumbnail picture or video of content currently
showing on a channel associated with the selectable channel tile, a beginning time for the content currently showing on the
channel associated with the selectable channel tile, an end time for the content currently showing on the channel associated
with the selectable channel tile, a title for the content currently showing on the channel associated with the selectable
channel tile, a description of the content currently showing on the channel associated with the selectable channel tile, a
genre for the content currently showing on the channel associated with the selectable channel tile, a channel name for the
content currently showing on the channel associated with the selectable channel tile, and a channel number for the content
currently showing on the channel associated with the selectable channel tile;

a focus responsive to a user navigation input and indicating a single selectable channel tile of the list for selection, wherein
the list is scrolled relative to a first position of the focus displayed to a first area of the screen with a direction input
until an end of the list is displayed to the screen, and when the end of the list is displayed to the screen moving the focus
relative to the end of the list displayed to the screen from the first position to a different second position displayed in
a second area of the screen; and

wherein each selectable channel tile is associated with a channel available for display by the television system and selection
of a selectable channel tile causes the television system to display the channel associated with the selected channel tile.

US Pat. No. 9,432,636

LARGE-SCALE SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION THAT IS ROBUST AGAINST TRACKING AND MAPPING ERRORS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for reconstructing a physical space, comprising:
obtaining a plurality of images of the physical space using a camera carried by a rig while the rig moves in the physical
space through a plurality of poses;

determining an orientation and a coordinate system of each pose;
partitioning the physical space into a plurality of volumes;
for each volume of the plurality of volumes, obtaining a depth map of the physical space using a depth sensor carried by the
rig;

providing a pose graph comprising a plurality of nodes and links between the nodes, each node being associated with one of
the poses, one of the images associated with the one of the poses and one of the coordinate systems associated with the one
of the poses, and the links defining correspondences between the images and transforms between the coordinate systems;

for each volume, anchoring the volume to one of the nodes;
updating a state of the pose graph as the plurality of images are obtained, the updating comprising updating one or more of
the nodes and one or more of the links; and

reconstructing a surface in one or more of the volumes according to the state of the pose graph.

US Pat. No. 9,431,891

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TWO-LEVEL PROTECTION OF POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for protecting a power conversion system, the system controller comprising:
a two-level protection component configured to detect an output power of a power conversion system and generate a protection
signal based on at least information associated with the output power of the power conversion system; and

a driving component configured to generate a drive signal based on at least information associated with the protection signal
and output the drive signal to a switch associated with a primary current flowing through a primary winding of the power conversion
system;

wherein the driving component is further configured to:
generate the drive signal corresponding to a first switching frequency to generate the output power equal to a first power
threshold; and

generate the drive signal corresponding to a second switching frequency to generate the output power equal to a second power
threshold, the second power threshold being larger than the first power threshold, the second switching frequency being larger
than the first switching frequency;

wherein the two-level protection component is further configured to:
in response to the output power being equal to or larger than the first power threshold for a first predetermined period of
time, generate the protection signal to cause the switch to open and remain open to protect the power conversion system; and

in response to the output power being equal to or larger than the second power threshold for a second predetermined period
of time, generate the protection signal to cause the switch to open and remain open to protect the power conversion system,
the second predetermined period of time being shorter than the first predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,431,016

TAMPER-RESISTANT ELEMENT FOR USE IN SPEAKER RECOGNITION

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A speaker recognition system, comprising:
a tamper-resistant element, comprising a first processor and a memory; and
a second processor, provided separate from the tamper-resistant element;
wherein:
the second processor is connected to a source of audio samples, and the second processor is provided with a Universal Background
Model for speaker recognition;

the second processor is configured such that, during an enrollment phase, samples received from an enrolling user are compared
with the Universal Background Model in the second processor to form data representing speaker information for the enrolling
user;

the tamper-resistant element is configured for receiving the data representing speaker information for an enrolling user from
the second processor, and the memory of the tamper-resistant element is configured for storing said data representing speaker
information for the enrolling user, such that the enrolling user becomes an enrolled user; and

the second processor is configured such that, during a verification phase, samples received from a speaker subject to verification
are compared with the Universal Background Model in the second processor to form data representing speaker information for
the speaker subject to verification; and

wherein the tamper-resistant element is configured for receiving the data representing speaker information for the speaker
subject to verification from the second processor, and the processor of the tamper-resistant element is configured for comparing
the data representing speaker information for the speaker subject to verification with the data representing speaker information
for the enrolled user, enabling a determination based on said comparison whether the speaker subject to verification is the
enrolled user.

US Pat. No. 9,430,843

EDGE DETECTION IN IMAGES

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A method of detecting edges within a digital image, the method comprising:
processing at least a portion of the digital image, using a computing device, in a pixel-by-pixel manner including at an analysis
point in the digital image, by:

identifying pixels surrounding the analysis point;
identifying a location of a bisection that divides the pixels surrounding the analysis point into two halves;
determining an angle of the bisection that maximizes a difference in intensities of the pixels between the two halves, the
determined angle of the bisection identifying the presence of an edge in the digital image;

storing the determined angle of the bisection, in correspondence with a pixel location, in a computer readable non-transitory
storage device to identify an edge point in the image.

US Pat. No. 9,433,072

OXIDATION RESISTANT INDUCTION DEVICES

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method of generating a plasma comprising:
introducing a gas into a torch body;
providing radio frequency energy to the torch using an induction device comprising an oxidation resistant material, in which
the induction device is configured as a helical induction coil comprising a plurality of coil turns coupled to each other,
in which the coil turns comprise an effective amount of the oxidation resistant material to permit a plasma to be sustained
in the torch body for at least ten hours without substantial oxidation of the helical induction coil;

igniting the gas in the torch body to generate the plasma; and
sustaining the plasma in the torch body for at least ten hours without substantial oxidation of the helical induction coil.

US Pat. No. 9,432,804

PROCESSING OF PRE-STAGED TRANSACTIONS

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A method, comprising:
pre-staging, at a first location, a plurality of transactions;
receiving, by a location determination and user identification system having at least one processor, data associated with
a signal detected by a personal computing device, the signal being emitted from a location beacon at a second location, the
second location being a banking center of a financial institution and being different from the first location;

determining, by the location determination and user identification system, a location of the personal computing device based
on the received data associated with the signal emitted from the location beacon, wherein the location of the personal computing
device is within a predefined proximity of the second location at which the location beacon is located;

extracting, by the location determination and user identification system, a unique identifier associated with the personal
computing device;

determining, by the location determination and user identification system and based on the extracted unique identifier associated
with the personal computing device, an identity of a user associated with the personal computing device located at the determined
location;

identifying at least one pre-staged transaction of the plurality of transactions that is associated with the identified user
associated with the personal computing device;

based on the determined location of the personal computing device being within the predefined proximity of the second location
at which the location beacon is located and the determined identity of the user, authorizing the at least one identified pre-staged
transaction for further processing, the authorizing being based on the determined location of the personal computing device
being within the predefined proximity of the second location and the determined identity of the user and without additional
authorization;

processing the at least one identified pre-staged transaction based on the authorization based on the determination of the
location of the personal computing device being within the predefined proximity of the second location at which the location
beacon is located and the determined identity of the user; and

generating a notification indicating processing of the at least one identified pre-staged transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,432,648

ADAPTIVE PAL FIELD COMBER

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A video decoder comprising:
an adaptive comb configured to generate a combed video image from an image signal; and
an adaptive comb controller comprising:
at least one of a vertical image correlator and a spatio-temporal image correlator configured to generate an output signal
representing at least one of a vertical image correlation value of the image signal and a spatio-temporal image correlation
value of the image signal,

a field motion detector configured to determine a field motion value as a function of field motion between adjacent fields
of the combed video image and to, based thereupon, generate the output signal representing the field motion value; and

controller logic configured to generate a control signal to cause the adaptive comb to selectively comb using 2D combing,
frame combing, or field combing based upon the output signal;

wherein the adaptive comb comprises at least one blender configured to receive signals from a frame comb and a field comb;
wherein the at least one blender is configured to selectively combine the received signals dependent on the control signal;
wherein the control signal causes the frame comb to process a region dependent on the spatio-temporal image correlator determining
the field motion value to be less than a first motion threshold value; and

wherein the control signal causes the field comb to process the region dependent on the spatio-temporal image correlator determining
the field motion value to be indicative of motion, to be greater than the first motion threshold value, and to be less than
a second motion threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,432,859

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR TESTING LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) AIR INTERFACE DEVICE USING PER-USER EQUIPMENT (PER-UE) CHANNEL NOISE

Ixia, Calabasas, CA (US)...

1. A method for testing an air interface device using per user-equipment (UE) channel noise, the method comprising:
at a network equipment test device:
generating per-UE time domain uplink signals to be transmitted from plural simulated user equipment (U Es) to an air interface
device under test;

performing Fourier transformation of the per-UE time domain uplink signals to form per-UE frequency domain uplink signals;
generating and individually applying per-UE channel noise to the per-UE frequency domain uplink signals, wherein applying
per-UE channel noise includes applying different channel noise to at least some of the per-UE frequency domain uplink signals;

performing subcarrier mapping of per-UE frequency domain uplink signals to form an entire bandwidth frequency domain uplink
signal with per-UE channel noise;

performing inverse Fourier transformation of the entire bandwidth frequency domain uplink signal to form an entire bandwidth
time domain uplink signal with per-UE channel noise, and

transmitting the entire bandwidth time domain uplink signal with the per-UE channel noise in an uplink direction to the air
interface device under test.

US Pat. No. 9,430,385

MOVEABLE LOCKED LINES IN A MULTI-LEVEL CACHE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
attaching a lock indication property to a cache line in a first level cache in a processor, the first cache line included
in a multi-level cache hierarchy that comprises the first level cache and a second level cache, and setting the lock indication
property to indicate that the cache line is unavailable for eviction from the multi-level cache hierarchy upon a cache miss;

evicting the cache line from the first level of the multi-level cache hierarchy to the second level cache of the multi-level
cache hierarchy;

moving the cache line from the second level cache to another level cache including the first level cache responsive to identifying
that the cache line moves from the second level cache to the other cache; and

transferring the lock indication property attached to the cache line from the first level cache to the second level cache
in the processor responsive to an eviction of the cache line from the first level cache to the second level cache, wherein
the attaching, the evicting, the moving, and the transferring are performed by the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,429,782

APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING FLAT LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY OF AUDIO VIDEO NAVIGATION SYSTEM

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An apparatus for supporting a flat liquid-crystal display (LCD) of an audio video navigation (AVN) system of a vehicle,
the apparatus comprising:
a module frame including a first through hole formed at a central portion such that an LCD assembly is disposed therein and
second through holes formed on left and right sides of a rim to expose AVN system manipulation buttons of an AVN system manipulation
panel; and

a front panel assembled to a center fascia panel to lock ends of the rim of the module frame and to be parallel to a front
side of the LCD assembly,

wherein the LCD assembly installed within the first through hole of the module frame to be held therein when a front collision
impact is applied, and

wherein the LCD assembly is sequentially stacked by an anti-glare (AG) film, a cover glass, a touch panel, an anti-reflective
(AR) film, and an LCD panel.

US Pat. No. 9,433,108

METHOD OF FABRICATING A CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE HAVING AN EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC ELEMENT

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A method for fabricating a circuit board structure having at least an embedded electronic element, comprising the steps
of:
providing a substrate having opposite first and second surfaces and embedding at least an electronic element in the substrate,
wherein the electronic element has a first active surface having a plurality of first electrode pads and a second active surface
opposite to the first active surface and having a plurality of second electrode pads, the first active surface and the first
electrode pads of the electronic element being exposed from the first surface of the substrate;

forming a plurality of first conductive bumps on the first electrode pads of the electronic element; and
after the plurality of first conductive bumps are formed on the first electrode pads of the electronic element, covering the
first surface of the substrate and the first active surface of the electronic element with a first dielectric layer and a
first metal layer stacked on the first dielectric layer, wherein the first conductive bumps penetrate the first dielectric
layer so as to be in contact with the first metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,432,975

TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HALF-DUPLEX AND FULL-DUPLEX

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC, N...

35. A base station configured to communicate over a radio interface having a frame structure comprising a plurality of subframes,
the base station comprising:
transceiver circuitry configured to
transmit data to a first terminal device using a physical channel,
transmit data to a second terminal device using a physical shared channel,
receive data from the first terminal device using the physical channel, and
receive data from the second terminal device using the physical shared channel; and
control circuitry configured to control the transceiver circuitry,
wherein each subframe includes a plurality of symbols, at least one symbol in each subframe being used to support the physical
shared channel, which is different from said physical channel, and at least one symbol in each subframe being to support a
physical control channel associated with the physical shared channel,

wherein the at least one symbol to support the physical shared channel supports the physical shared channel in a first communication
cell supporting the second terminal device operating in a half-duplex communication mode,

wherein a symbol at the end of each subframe, which is different from said at least one symbol supporting the physical shared
channel and said at least one symbol supporting the physical control channel, supports the physical channel in a second communication
cell supporting the first terminal device operating in a full-duplex communication mode,

wherein the base station is in the second communication cell, and
wherein the physical shared channel provides for a communication rate higher than a maximum communication rate provided by
the physical channel.

US Pat. No. 9,430,136

WORK STATION IN A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. A method of providing a user with data on a workstation of a process control system, the data relating to an element among
a plurality of process elements in a process, the method comprising the steps of:
providing representations of the plurality of process elements on a display of the workstation as manipulable graphical symbols,
receiving media data at the workstation from a media recording device, the media recording device being associated with the
workstation or the process control system, the media recording device being configured to send the media data to the process
control system after recording the media data,

receiving an element identifier obtained by an element determination data obtaining unit that is arranged together with the
media recording device when the media data is recorded, the element determination data obtaining unit reading a tag disposed
on and associated with the element without use of the media data to retrieve the element identifier and to provide the element
identifier to the process control system,

receiving the element identifier together with the media data,
comparing the element identifier with element identifying data stored for the plurality of process elements,
identifying the element based on the comparison of the element identifier with the element identifying data;
wherein, in response to identifying the element based on said comparison,
providing an indication of which graphical symbol of said manipulable graphical symbols corresponds to the identified element
by highlighting the graphical symbol as the media data is being received,

directly inserting a representation of the media data into the graphical symbol corresponding to the identified element, said
graphical symbol is a folder as well, and

adding a single icon on a part of said graphical symbol to signal direct insertion of the media data into the folder of said
graphical symbol, said icon being selectable to display said representation of said media data contained in the folder.

US Pat. No. 9,432,526

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR DISPLAYING AN INPUT SCREEN

Konica Minolta, Inc., Ch...

1. A remote control apparatus for remotely controlling an image forming apparatus, comprising:
a display unit configured to display an operation screen for remotely controlling the image forming apparatus; and
a hardware processor configured to:
receive character type information from the image forming apparatus when an operator inputs an instruction to display a character
screen input to the operation screen, the character type information indicating a type of characters to be input in the character
input screen, the type of characters including a first character type corresponding to a handwriting input method of a handwriting
input application and a second character type different from the first character type;

in response to receiving the character type information from the image forming apparatus that indicates the first character
type, automatically activating the handwriting input application installed in the remote control apparatus and displaying
a handwriting input screen on the display unit, the handwriting input screen being an input screen for the handwriting input
application,

in response to receiving the character type information from the image forming apparatus that indicates the second character
type, displaying a character input screen included on the operation screen for input of the second character type on the display
unit without activating the handwriting input application; and

display a character input screen for input of the first character type on the display unit without activating the handwriting
input application even if the character type information indicates the first character type when a screen that has been displayed
before display of the character input screen is a narrowed search screen.

US Pat. No. 9,431,960

SOLUTION TESTING EQUIPMENT

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

1. A solution testing equipment, comprising:
a terahertz (THz) oscillation device configured to radiate a THz wave;
a THz detection device configured to receive the THz wave;
an insulating film disposed so as to cover the THz oscillation device, the insulating film being in contact with the THz oscillation
device;

a solution as a test object disposed on the THz oscillation device, the solution being in contact with the insulating film;
and

a glass plate disposed at an upper side of the insulating film, wherein
the solution is disposed on the THz oscillation device by interposing the glass plate therebetween, and
the solution is tested on the basis of output characteristics of the THz wave varying in response to a relative permittivity
of the solution.

US Pat. No. 9,431,845

SWITCHING CHARGER, THE CONTROL CIRCUIT AND THE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CHENGDU MONOLITHIC POWER ...

1. A switching charger, comprising:
a control circuit configured to provide a control signal;
a power stage having a high-side power switch and a low-side power switch coupled in series, the high-side power switch and
the low-side power switch turned ON and OFF alternatively by the control signal;

an inductor having a first terminal coupled to the connection of the high-side power switch and the low-side power switch,
and a second terminal coupled to a load; and

an output capacitor having a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the inductor, and a second terminal coupled
to a reference ground;

a current sense circuit integrated to the control circuit, wherein the current sense circuit has a first input terminal coupled
to the high-side power switch, a second input terminal coupled to the low-side power switch, a first output terminal configured
to generate a high-side current sense signal indicating the current flowing through the high-side power switch, and a second
output terminal configured to generate a low-side current sense signal indicating the current flowing through the low-side
power switch;

wherein the control circuit comprises:
a feedback amplifier having a first input terminal configured to receive a feedback signal indicating the charging voltage,
a second input terminal configured to receive a feedback reference signal, and an output terminal configured to generate a
amplified feedback signal based on the feedback signal and the feedback reference signal;

a select circuit having a first input terminal configured to receive a current reference signal, a second input terminal coupled
to the feedback amplifier to receive the amplified feedback signal, and an output terminal configured to generate a current
control signal based on the current reference signal and the amplified feedback signal, wherein the current control signal
is the lower value of the current reference signal and the amplified feedback signal;

a hysteretic control circuit having a first input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the select circuit to receive
the current control signal, a second input terminal configured to receive the input voltage, a third input terminal configured
to receive the charging voltage, a fourth input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the control circuit to receive
the control signal, and a fifth input terminal configured to receive a frequency control signal having pulses at moment when
the high-side power switch is turned ON, wherein based on the current control signal, the input voltage, the charging voltage,
the control signal and the frequency control signal, the hysteretic control circuit provides a lower limit signal via a first
output terminal, and a higher limit signal via a second output terminal;

a comparison circuit having a first input terminal coupled to the first output terminal of the hysteretic control circuit
to receive the lower limit signal, a second input terminal coupled to the second output terminal of the hysteretic control
circuit to receive the higher limit signal, a third input terminal coupled to the first output terminal of the current sense
circuit to receive the high-side current sense signal, a fourth input terminal coupled to the second output terminal of the
current sense circuit to receive the low-side current sense signal, and based on the lower limit signal, the higher limit
signal, the high-side current sense signal and the low-side current sense signal, the comparison circuit provides a set signal
via a first output terminal, and a reset signal via a second output terminal; and

a logic circuit having a set terminal coupled to the comparison circuit to receive the set signal, a reset terminal coupled
to the comparison circuit to receive the reset signal, and an output terminal configured to generate the control signal based
on the set signal and the reset signal.

US Pat. No. 9,429,359

METHOD FOR DRYING A WET CO2 RICH GAS STREAM FROM AN OXY-COMBUSTION PROCESS

ALSTOM Technology Ltd, B...

1. A method for drying a wet CO2 rich gas stream from an oxy-combustion process, the method comprising:
compressing the wet CO2 rich gas stream to a drying process operating pressure,

cooling the wet CO2 rich gas stream in at least one cooler,

alternately drying the wet CO2 rich gas stream in at least one dryer which contains at least one desiccant bed and regenerating the desiccant bed by conducting
a heated regenerating gas through the dryer in opposite direction to the flow direction of the wet CO2 rich gas stream,

separating the dried CO2 rich gas stream in a purification process to a purified CO2 gas stream and a waste gas stream rich in nitrogen and oxygen,

whereby the waste gas stream rich in nitrogen and oxygen is used as regenerating gas,
and subsequently to the regeneration the dryer is purged at least once by a pressurized CO2 rich gas stream conducted from a compressor,

and whereby the dryer is charged up to the drying process operating pressure with the pressurized CO2 rich gas stream conducted from the compressor before each drying process.

US Pat. No. 9,430,889

METHOD FOR PROTECTING A HANDS-FREE ACCESS AND/OR STARTING SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE BY MODIFYING THE SPEED OF SIGNAL RECEPTION

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for protecting a hands-free access and/or starting system of a motor vehicle equipped with at least one electronic
key, comprising:
a step of emitting a coded identification request (38) emitted by an antenna of a central control unit of said system in the form of a coded interrogation signal (5, 5?) intended for the electronic key (K);

a step of the electronic key (K) responding to give its identity (40); and

a step of authorizing the access to (46) and/or starting of the vehicle (52),

wherein said method furthermore comprises, before the step of authorizing the access to (46) and/or starting of the vehicle (52), additional protection steps consisting in:

adapting the amplitude of at least one sinusoidal signal (Sa) received by the key in the coded identification request step
(38) to reach an amplitude detection threshold (15, 16, 17) of the electronic key (K) as soon as possible;

stopping said amplitude adaptation (42) as soon as the electronic key (K) is identified in the responding step (40);

measuring (43) a sum (Tm, T?m) of durations of transmission of the coded interrogation signal (5, 5?) and of the response signal (7, 7?, 9) of the electronic key;

comparing (44, 51) the sum of the measured durations (Tm, T?m) to a reference duration (S, S?);

prohibiting the access to and/or starting of the vehicle when a difference between this sum of measured durations (Tm, T?m)
and the reference duration (T2, T?2) is above a preset threshold (S, S?); and

triggering alarms (50, 54) when the difference between this sum of measured durations (Tm, T?m) and the reference duration (T2, T?2) is above the preset
threshold (S,S?).

US Pat. No. 9,429,633

MAGNETIC SENSOR UTILIZING RASHBA EFFECT IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL CONDUCTOR

HGST Netherlands B.V., A...

1. A magnetic sensor, comprising:
a two-dimensional conductor formed on an electrically conductive substrate;
a magnetic free layer formed adjacent to the two-dimensional conductor;
wherein the two-dimensional conductor is formed as a layer that has an electrical conductivity that is greater than that of
the electrically conductive substrate and has a thickness no greater than 2 nm;

circuitry configured to apply a voltage across the two-dimensional conductor, electrically conductive substrate and magnetic
free layer in a direction perpendicular to these layers; and

circuitry connected with the two-dimensional conductor to supply an electrical current through the two-dimensional conductor
in a direction in the plane of the two-dimensional conductor so as to cause electron spin alignment in the two-dimensional
conductor as a result of the Rashba effect.

US Pat. No. 9,429,554

BORON AND LITHIUM ISOTOPIC METHOD FOR TRACING HYDROCARBONS AND THEIR BY-PRODUCTS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for identifying the source of hydrocarbons within the pores of a host rock, the method comprising:
(a) determining a first isotopic composition of boron or lithium in one or more components within a potential source rock
sample selected from the group consisting of kerogen, clay, and water;

(b) determining a second isotopic composition of the same boron or lithium in the hydrocarbons within the pores of a host
rock sample; and

(c) comparing the first and second isotopic compositions to determine whether the potential source rock is the source of the
hydrocarbons within the pores of the host rock.

US Pat. No. 9,429,261

PLUG CONNECTION FOR FLUID LINES AND RETAINING PART FOR SUCH A PLUG CONNECTION

VOSS Automotive GmbH, Wi...

1. A plug connection for fluid lines, comprising two intermateable coupling parts, which in an inserted state can be releasable
locked via a locking device including two outer radial retaining bars of the two coupling parts and a retaining part, the
retaining bars being adjacent in insertion direction (S) and axial (X-X) in inserted state, the retaining part having a closed
annular peripheral contour, in a preassembled state the retaining part is axially and radially fixed and undetachably assembled
on one of the two coupling parts and in an assembled state the retaining part axially and radially encompasses the retaining
bars of the two coupling parts, the retaining part encompassing the retaining bars with at least one radially elastically
moving retaining section with a C-shaped axial section, the C-shaped axial section having two collars spaced apart and axially
interconnected by an attachment piece so as to be axially projectable upon each other, the collars being configured with at
least one of a different size and shape in such a way that during radial elastic movement of the retaining section outward
from the assembled state one of the collars releases an adjacent one of the retaining bar while the other of the collars still
engages and abuts at least in some areas the other of the retaining bars, the other of the collars having a circumferentially
running, radially inwardly curved attachment piece seen in axial projection protruding with respect to the one of the collars,
the other of the collars differing in size and shape from the one of the collars by way of the attachment piece, wherein the
collars are similarly configured collars and after preassembly of the retaining part on one of the two coupling parts as well
as also after assembly with both coupling parts and during disassembly of the retaining part, the attachment piece extends
over a circumferential angle of at least one coupling part that is dimensioned in such a way that a distance (A) between the
attachment pieces of two diametrically opposite sides of the other collar is always smaller in a maximum spread state of the
retaining part than a diameter of the coupling part against which the collar having the attachment piece abuts.

US Pat. No. 9,430,471

PERSONALIZATION ENGINE FOR ASSIGNING A VALUE INDEX TO A USER

CBS Interactive Inc., Sa...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more computing devices for generating a value index corresponding to a
user, the method comprising:
generating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a set of demographic nouns corresponding to a user based
on one or more of: registration information provided by the user or data derived from an analysis of a connection of the user;

generating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, one or more sets of taxonomic nouns corresponding to the
user, wherein the one or more sets of taxonomic nouns comprise one or more of:

a set of first taxonomic nouns based upon classification information generated by an author of at least one document in a
set of documents;

a set of second taxonomic nouns based upon one or more user-generated tags characterizing at least a portion of at least one
document in the set of documents;

a set of third taxonomic nouns based upon one or more search terms utilized by the user to access at least one document in
the set of documents; or

a set of fourth taxonomic nouns based upon the attributes related to a method of access of at least one document in the set
of documents;

generating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a set of fifth taxonomic nouns corresponding to the user
by processing at least one document in the set of documents based upon one or more pattern rules and a dictionary of known
terms, wherein the one or more pattern rules specify a method of extracting terms from the at least one document;

aggregating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, at least one of the one or more sets of taxonomic nouns
with the set of fifth taxonomic nouns into a composite set of taxonomic nouns corresponding to the user; and

generating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a value index corresponding to the user based at least in
part on a comparison between:

a quantity of nouns in the set of demographic nouns corresponding to the user and the composite set of taxonomic nouns corresponding
to the user, and

one or more quantities of nouns in one or more sets of demographic nouns corresponding to one or more other users and one
or more composite sets of taxonomic nouns corresponding to the one or more other users.

US Pat. No. 9,429,615

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

The Florida State Univers...

1. A system for locating a fault in a power distribution system, the system comprising:
a power distribution system comprising one or more feeders and a distribution grid;
a plurality of distributed resources located on at least one of the feeders, wherein a distance of each of the plurality of
distributed resources relative to the distribution grid is known and wherein at least one of the plurality of distributed
resources is a cogeneration distributed resource, one or more of the plurality of distributed resources comprising a current
injecting circuit to inject, in response to a fault located at one of the plurality of distributed resources on the at least
one feeder, a current into the power distribution system when the one or more of the plurality of distributed resources is
not located at the fault on the at least one feeder;

a voltage profile generator to measure, at each of the one or more distributed resources not located at the fault on the at
least one feeder, a voltage 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 at least one feeder and to generate a voltage profile from the voltage
measurements, wherein the voltage profile comprises the voltage level of 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

an analyzer to identify 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 to identify
the location of the fault in the power distribution system.

US Pat. No. 9,431,488

COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE OF GALLIUM NITRIDE AND METAL OXIDE

SixPoint Materials, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:
a. forming a protective metal oxide layer upon a face of a group III-nitride wafer prior to loading the wafer in a device
fabrication reactor,

i. wherein the group III-nitride wafer's face is of sufficient quality for epitaxial deposition of subsequent materials used
to construct a device on said face, and

ii. wherein
1. the protective metal oxide layer is capable of being etched by a chemical in the device fabrication reactor,
2. the protective metal oxide layer is sufficiently thick to protect the face from mechanical, physical and/or chemical damage
during storage, transport and/or handling of the wafer, and

3. the protective metal oxide layer is sufficiently thin to be removed in the device fabrication reactor, and
b. storing said wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,432,008

VARIABLE DELAY ELEMENT

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A delay circuit comprising:
an input node;
an output node;
a first transistor of a first conductivity type, the first transistor having a control node coupled to the input node, a first
main current node coupled to a first supply voltage node, and a second main current node coupled to the output node through
a third transistor;

a second transistor of a second conductivity type, the second transistor having a control node coupled to the input node,
a first main current node coupled to a second supply voltage node, and a second main current node coupled to the output node
through a fourth transistor;

the third transistor having the first conductivity type and having a control node, wherein the first main current node of
the first transistor is coupled to the first supply voltage node via the third transistor;

the fourth transistor having the second conductivity type and having a control node, wherein the first main current node of
the second transistor is coupled to the second supply voltage node via the fourth transistor; and

a biasing circuit having a first differential control voltage output coupled to a further control node of the first transistor
and a second differential control voltage output coupled to a further control node of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,427,856

THREADING DEVICE

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A threading device configured to push a thread into a hole of a work piece, the threading device comprising:
a thread-pushing rod having a first through hole defined therein,
a thread-transmitting rod mounted on the thread-pushing rod and having a second through hole defined therein, the first through
hole aligned with the second through hole,

a first transmission subassembly and a second transmission subassembly both mounted on the thread-pushing rod, wherein the
first transmission subassembly comprises:

a first rotating member,
a first spur gear mounted on the first rotating member;
wherein the second transmission subassembly comprises:
a second rotating member parallel with the first rotating member,
a second spur gear mounted on the second rotating member and meshing with the first spur gear;
wherein a passage is defined by the first rotating member and the second rotating member, the passage is configured to allow
the thread to pass there through, and the passage is aligned with the first through hole and the second through hole,

a first pushing member coupled to the first rotating member, the first pushing member configured to rotate the first rotating
member, and further configured such that when the second spur gear and the second rotating member are rotated, the first rotating
member and the second rotating member rotate in different directions, and at a contacting position of the first rotating member
and the second rotating member, a tangent of a rotating direction of the first rotating member or a tangent of a rotating
direction of the second rotating member are moved in a direction towards the thread-transmitting rod.

US Pat. No. 9,428,751

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SILENCING APOLIPOPROTEIN C-III EXPRESSION

Protiva Biotherapeutics, ...

1. A composition comprising a small-interfering RNA (siRNA) that silences apolipoprotein C-III (APOC3) gene expression, wherein
the siRNA comprises a sense strand and a complementary antisense strand, and wherein the siRNA comprises a double-stranded
region of about 19 to about 25 nucleotides in length, and wherein the antisense strand comprises a sequence set forth in SEQ
ID NO:770 and/or wherein the sense strand comprises a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:769.

US Pat. No. 9,432,272

AUTOMATED NETWORK CONDITION IDENTIFICATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving measured performance characteristics from a set of network devices distributed throughout a geographic region, wherein
the measured performance characteristics comprise, for each network device of the set of network devices, at least one of
a signal level received, a signal level transmitted, or a signal-to-noise ratio;

determining a geographic location associated with a first network device of the set of network devices;
determining a subset of the network devices that are within a geographic range of the geographic location associated with
the first network device; and

classifying, by a computing device, the subset of the network devices as a problem-device grouping based on a portion of the
measured performance characteristics that corresponds to the subset of the network devices.

US Pat. No. 9,429,487

MAGNETIC LOAD SENSOR UNIT FOR USE IN A LINEAR MOTION ACTUATOR, AND LINEAR MOTION ACTUATOR

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A magnetic load sensor arrangement, for use in a linear motion actuator to detect a magnitude of an axial load applied
to an object from the linear motion actuator, the magnetic load sensor arrangement including:
a magnetic load sensor unit, and
a thrust bearing configured to receive a reaction force to the axial load,
wherein said magnetic load sensor unit comprises:
a flange member configured to receive the reaction force to the axial load through the thrust bearing and configured to be
deflected by the reaction force;

a magnetic target which generates magnetic fields; and
a magnetic sensor arranged such that a position of the magnetic sensor relative to the magnetic target changes when the flange
member is deflected;

wherein the flange member has an axial end surface on which a raceway is formed with which rolling elements of the thrust
bearing are in rolling contact, and

wherein the magnetic target comprises at least two permanent magnets each magnetized in a direction perpendicular to a relative
movement direction in which the position of the magnetic sensor relative to the magnetic target changes, wherein the at least
two permanent magnets are arranged such that opposite magnetic poles of the at least two permanent magnets are aligned in
the relative movement direction, and wherein the magnetic sensor is located in a vicinity of a boundary between the opposite
magnetic poles.