US Pat. No. 9,451,331

PROXY DEVICE OPERATION IN COMMAND AND CONTROL NETWORK

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A method comprising:
discovering by a proxy device that communicates with both a first network and a second network of a combined network, one
or more devices coupled to the proxy device via the first network, wherein the first network is an HDMI™ (High Definition
Multimedia Interface) or MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible network that utilizes a device control protocol for
transfer of messages between the one or more devices in the first network, and wherein the device control protocol is CEC
(Consumer Electronics Control) for HDMI or RCP (Remote Control Protocol) for MHL;

generating by the proxy device, one or more virtual device identifiers representing each of the one or more devices in the
first network discovered by the proxy device;

generating by the proxy device a capability vector for each of the one or more devices in the first network, the capability
vector indicating one or more capabilities of a corresponding device including an indication of whether or not the corresponding
device can be configured to operate as a proxy between the second network and the first network;

periodically broadcasting by the proxy device on the second network, the one or more virtual device identifiers representing
each of the one or more devices in the first network discovered by the proxy device and the corresponding capability vector
of each of the one or more devices in the first network;

receiving by the proxy device from a command device via the second network, a command directed to a target virtual identifier
from the one or more virtual device identifiers broadcasted by the proxy device, the command device being outside the first
network, the target virtual identifier corresponding to a target device coupled to the first network; and

forwarding the command from the proxy device to the target device via the first network.

US Pat. No. 9,451,566

POWER AMPLIFIER TRANSMISSION MODE SWITCHING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of performing a tune-away from a first subscription to a second subscription on a wireless communication device,
the wireless communication device having a transmitter, the method comprising:
determining whether the first subscription will utilize the transmitter during the tune-away to the second subscription when
the transmitter is operating in envelope tracking mode; and

switching the transmitter from envelope tracking mode to average power tracking mode during the tune-away in response to determining
that the first subscription will utilize the transmitter during the tune-away to the second subscription.

US Pat. No. 9,447,164

ENGINEERED NUCLEIC ACIDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Moderna Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising:
i) an effective amount of a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) sequence encoding a melanocyte-stimulating hormone polypeptide,
wherein the mRNA sequence is at least 90% identical to the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 19, and wherein the mRNA sequence comprises
an open reading frame encoding SEQ ID NO: 10; and

ii) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
wherein the formulation is suitable for repeated administration to a mammalian subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,448,465

PROJECTION SCREEN WITH GOLD COATED PROJECTION RECEIVING SURFACE

7. A method for making a projection screen with a gold coated projection receiving surface for reflecting light, consisting
of:
providing a support structure having a predetermined surface topology;
adhering a fiber support to the support structure;
constructing a multilayered gesso layer on to the fiber support;
constructing a multilayered bole layer applied on to the multilayered gesso layer; and
constructing a gold layer on to the multilayered bole layer to form the gold coated projection receiving surface,
wherein at least a portion of light that is projected onto the gold coated projection receiving surface passes through ones
of at least the at least one gold layer, the at least one clay and adhesive layer, the at least one chalk and adhesive layer
and wherein the projection screen reflects back a lustrous, iridescent image that has motion and depth qualities with transmuted
color characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,447,933

VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A visible light communication system comprising:
a light transmitter including:
a group III nitride semiconductor laser element and
a wavelength converter disposed to face a light exit surface of the group III nitride semiconductor laser element and containing
a fluorescent material;

a wavelength filter configured to remove light emitted from the fluorescent material; and
a light receiving element configured to receive light emitted from the group III nitride semiconductor laser element via the
wavelength filter,

wherein the wavelength filter does not contact the light receiving element.

US Pat. No. 9,448,973

FILTERING FONTS BASED ON A SELECTION OF GLYPHS

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:
displaying digital content comprising a plurality of characters displayed as glyphs;
receiving, via a user interface provided by a computing system, a selection of one or more of the plurality of characters,
wherein each of the selected characters can be rendered as a corresponding glyph, such that the selection corresponds to selection
of one or more glyphs of interest from amongst the displayed glyphs;

identifying, from a set of available fonts provided by the computing system, a first subset of available fonts that contain
each of the one or more glyphs of interest, and a second subset of available fonts that do not contain each of the one or
more glyphs of interest;

generating a filtered list of the set of available fonts, wherein the filtered list includes the first subset of available
fonts but excludes the second subset of available fonts;

displaying the filtered list for user selection of a desired font from the filtered list; and
applying the desired font to the digital content when a selection from the filtered list is received.

US Pat. No. 9,445,628

HANDHELD WATERPIPE WITH SPILL RESISTANT CHAMBER

1. A spill resistant water chamber for a smoking pipe, comprising:
an upper end, including an opening with an inner sidewall;
a lower end;
a sidewall connecting the upper end and the lower end to form an enclosed central chamber;
an upper tube extending from a top opening through the upper end into the central chamber and extending into the central chamber
for a first distance to an open bottom, the upper tube comprising a replaceably removable member and including a connection
portion with an outer sidewall thereof formed with a shape corresponding to the inner sidewall of the opening in the upper
end;

a lower tube extending from an upper opening inside the central chamber to the lower end for a second distance and then through
the lower end to a bottom opening;

an inner chamber formed inside the central chamber around the lower tube; and
at least one small opening formed between the inner chamber and the central chamber;
wherein the central chamber and the first distance and the second distance are sized such that a liquid may be placed into
the central chamber in an amount where the liquid passes through the at least one small opening to form a continuous body
of liquid between inner chamber and central chamber when the water chamber is in an upright position and if the central chamber
is tipped to one side, the liquid will reside within the central chamber in a space between the upper tube and lower tube
and the sidewall of the central chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,450,909

METHOD OF AND A PROCESSING DEVICE HANDLING A PROTOCOL ADDRESS IN A NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of handling one or more protocol addresses in a network; wherein the network comprises a number of servers K,
each server being uniquely identified in the network by a server identifier and comprising a maximum number of a plurality
of processing units L; wherein each of the plurality of processing units comprises: a) one hardware address to connect to
the network, b) a unit identifier that uniquely identifies the processing unit in the server, and c) a maximum number of hosts
M, each host comprising a local host identifier uniquely identifying the host on the processing unit; wherein the method comprises:
generating, by a processing unit of the plurality of processing units, a protocol address for a host on the processing unit
based on:

the local host identifier of the host;
the unit identifier of the processing unit; and
the server identifier associated with the processing unit;
configuring the processing unit to transmit outgoing messages and receive incoming messages for the host over the network
using the protocol address;

transmitting the outgoing messages and receiving the incoming messages for the host over the network using the protocol address.
US Pat. No. 9,447,159

IMMUNOCONJUGATES

Roche Glycart AG, Schlie...

1. An immunoconjugate comprising a first and a second antigen binding moiety, and an Fc domain consisting of two subunits,
and an effector moiety, wherein the effector moiety is a cytokine, wherein not more than one effector moiety is present, and
further wherein said Fc domain comprises a modification promoting heterodimerization of two non-identical polypeptide chains.

US Pat. No. 9,451,379

SOUND FIELD ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A sound field mapping method comprising:
generating electrical signals in response to sound in the sound field;
applying the generated electrical signals to a spatial angle and diffusivity information extraction module operable to extract
spatial angle and diffusivity information from the electrical signals; and

applying the extracted spatial angle and diffusivity information to a mapping module;
using the mapping module to map the spatial angle and diffusivity information for representation in the form of a Riemann
sphere, wherein spatial angle varies longitudinally and diffusivity varies latitudinally along the sphere.

US Pat. No. 9,447,637

AUTOMATIC FOLDABLE LADDER

LOFTEASE ATTIC STAIRS LIM...

1. A foldable ladder for providing access to an opening, said foldable ladder comprising:
a first motorized drive mechanism configured to move a cover for the opening between a closed position and an open position;
a second motorized drive mechanism coupled to a plurality of foldable ladder portions, the second motorized drive mechanism
configured to move the foldable ladder portions between a folded configuration and an unfolded configuration, wherein:

the first motorized drive mechanism, while moving the cover from the closed position to the open position, is configured to
trigger the second motorized drive mechanism to move the ladder portions from the folded configuration to the unfolded configuration,
and

the second motorized drive mechanism is configured to trigger the first motorized drive mechanism to move the cover from the
open position to the closed position as the ladder portions move from the unfolded configuration to the folded configuration;
and wherein,

the plurality of foldable ladder portions comprises:
a first portion fixable to the cover;
a second portion configured to fold between the folded configuration and the unfolded configuration about a first hinge connecting
the second portion to the first portion;

a third portion configured to fold between the folded configuration and the unfolded configuration about a second hinge connecting
the third portion to the second portion;

a cable that is coupled from the third portion, through a guidepiece affixed to the second portion, to the first portion such
that the third portion moves concurrently with the second portion between the folded configuration and the unfolded configuration;

wherein the second motorized drive mechanism comprises a rack and a pinion, wherein the rack is configured to translate and
drive a rotation of the pinion which directly rotates the second ladder portion with respect to the first ladder portion to
move the foldable ladder portions between the folded configuration and the unfolded configuration; and

wherein each of the first, second and third portions comprises a set of rungs.

US Pat. No. 9,451,631

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting an uplink signal of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by the UE, a first uplink (UL) grant from a serving base station (BS); and
performing, by the UE, a first bundled UL transmission (Tx) based on the first UL grant and device-to-device (D2D) reception/transmission
(Rx/Tx) using a configuration for D2D communication and a configuration for transmission time interval (TTI) bundling,

wherein, when a specific UL Tx of the first bundled UL Tx and the D2D Rx/Tx are simultaneously scheduled in a specific TTI,
a part of the first bundled UL Tx corresponding from the specific UL Tx to a last UL Tx of the first bundled UL Tx is shifted,
by the UE, to at least one available TTI after the specific TTI.

US Pat. No. 9,447,672

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BALLISTIC TAILORING OF PROPELLANT STRUCTURES AND OPERATION THEREOF FOR DOWNHOLE STIMULATION

Orbital ATK, Inc., Plymo...

1. A downhole stimulation tool, comprising:
a housing; and
a propellant structure within the housing and comprising:
at least one propellant grain of a formulation;
a single longitudinal bore extending through the at least one propellant grain;
at least another propellant grain of a formulation different from the formulation of the at least one propellant grain adjacent
the at least one propellant grain; and

at least one initiation element for initiating the at least one propellant grain, the at least one initiation element disposed
in the single longitudinal bore.

US Pat. No. 9,451,542

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING FRAME USING SHORT GUARD INTERVAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a beacon frame, comprising:
receiving a first beacon frame including guard interval type information;
determining a second beacon frame to receive after the first beacon frame based on the guard interval type information; and
receiving the second beacon frame,
wherein the guard interval type information includes information on a guard interval used to transmit the second beacon frame,
and

wherein the guard interval type information indicates that a Long Guard Interval (LGI) beacon frame with a long guard interval
is transmitted during a first transmission period and a Short Guard Interval (SGI) beacon frame with a short guard interval
is transmitted during a second transmission period.

US Pat. No. 9,447,119

CHEMICAL COMPOUND FOR INHIBITING THE GROWTH AND PROLIFERATION OF HUMAN LIVER CANCER CELLS HEPG2 AND METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING IT

2. A method of synthesizing a chemical compound that inhibits the growth and proliferation of human liver cancer cells HepG2,
comprising the steps of:
preparing a first chemical compound expressed by the formula ethyl-2-amino-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4H-cyclohepta[b]thiophene-3-carboxylate;
preparing a second chemical compound by heating of the first chemical compound with hydrazine hydrate in absolute ethanol
as solvent, wherein the second compound is expressed by the formula 2-amino-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4H-cyclohepta[b]thiophene-3-carbohydrazide;

preparing a third chemical compound by heating the second chemical compound with carbon disulfide in pyridine as solvent,
wherein the third compound is expressed by the formula 3-amino-2-thioxo-2,3,6,7,8,9-hexahydro-1H-cyclohepta[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(5H)-one;
and

preparing a fourth chemical compound by reacting the third chemical compound with 4-nitrophenylisothiocyanate in dimethylformamide
as solvent, wherein said fourth chemical compound is expressed by the formula 2-((4-nitrophenyl)amino)-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrocyclohepta[4,5]thieno[2,3-d][1,3,4]thiadiazolo[3,2-a]pyrimidin-11(6H)-one.

US Pat. No. 9,447,985

HVAC CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPERATING SAME

JOHNSON SOLID STATE, LLC,...

1. A method for operating a ventilation system and a cooling system to vent outside air within a structure, the method comprising:
monitoring an interior temperature of the structure;
monitoring an exterior temperature of ambient air outside of the structure;
defining a first time range and a second time range, wherein the second time range comprises a duration less than the first
time range;

associating one or more operating parameters of the ventilation system and the cooling system with the first time range;
associating one or more operating parameters of the ventilation system and the cooling system with the second time range;
monitoring operational time and operational load of the cooling system for the first time range;
controlling the ventilation system during the second time range based upon the monitored operational time and operational
load of the cooling system for the first time range, the monitored interior and exterior temperatures, and the one or more
operating parameters of the cooling system associated with the second time range; and

executing a first sum of products calculation for operational time and operational load of the cooling system associated with
the first time range;

executing a second sum of products calculation for operational time and operational load of a heating system associated with
the first time range;

differencing the second sum of products from the first sum of products; and
controlling the ventilation system to an ON operating state during the second time range when the differencing result is a
positive value.

US Pat. No. 9,451,716

SERVICEABLE CHASSIS FOR DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A serviceable chassis, comprising:
a first housing, wherein the first housing includes a locking arm; and
a second housing, wherein the second housing includes:
a locking cam; and
a cord, wherein the cord is attached to the locking cam and can rotate the locking cam to engage and disengage the locking
arm and couple and uncouple the first housing to the second housing.

US Pat. No. 9,450,487

DC TO DC CONVERTER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A DC to DC converter comprising:
an input terminal for receiving an input DC voltage;
an output terminal for supplying an output DC voltage;
a first inductor terminal and a second inductor terminal, the first inductor terminal coupled to the input terminal, and the
second inductor terminal coupled to the output terminal;

a first switch operative to control an inductor current flowing from the second inductor terminal to the output terminal;
a current sensor for measuring the inductor current and generating an inductor current signal;
a slope generator for generating a slope compensation signal;
a first mixer having an output, the first mixer for adding the slope compensation signal to the inductor current signal;
a sample and hold circuit for sampling a portion of the slope compensation signal; and
a second mixer having an output, the second mixer for subtracting the sampled portion of the slope compensation signal from
the output of the first mixer, the first switch at least partially controlled in response to the output of the second mixer.

US Pat. No. 9,451,696

EMBEDDED ARCHITECTURE USING RESIN COATED COPPER

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An assembly comprising:
a carrier structure;
a resin coated copper layer positioned on the carrier structure, the resin coated copper layer including a first layer comprising
a resin and a second layer comprising copper, the first layer bonded to the second layer, the first layer positioned between
the carrier structure and the second layer;

an opening extending through the second layer of the resin coated copper layer;
a die positioned in the opening, the die positioned on the first layer comprising a resin, the die including a first surface
and a second surface opposite the first surface, the first surface positioned between the carrier structure and the second
surface, the first surface defining a total first surface area, wherein the first layer comprising a resin is positioned between
the first surface and the carrier structure across the total first surface area and

a plurality of dielectric layers and metal interconnections positioned on the second layer and on the die.

US Pat. No. 9,451,538

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVE SCANNING IN WIRELESS LAN

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing active scanning in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:
transmitting by a first station (STA) a first probe request frame to an access point (AP); and
receiving by the first STA a probe response frame from the AP, the probe response frame being a response for the first probe
request frame,

wherein the first probe request frame includes fast initial link setup (FILS) capability information,
wherein the probe response frame is transmitted based on a broadcast transmission when the FILS capability information indicates
that the first STA supports the FILS,

wherein the probe response frame is transmitted based on a unicast transmission to the first STA when the FILS capability
information does not indicate that the first STA supports the FILS,

wherein the FILS capability information is included in an extended capability element of the probe request frame, and
wherein the extended capability element includes information on capability of the first STA.

US Pat. No. 9,451,734

MAGNETIC SHIELDING DEVICE AND MAGNETIC SHIELDING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A magnetic shielding device, comprising:
a passive shield housing having an inner space and first and second openings, the passive shield housing extending in a first
direction, the first and second openings being located at two ends of the Passive shield housing in the first direction;

a first coil that is provided around the first opening in which a first magnetic field exists;
a second coil that is provided around the second opening in which a second magnetic field exists;
a third coil that is provided inside of the inner space between the first and second coils;
a driving circuit that applies a first current to the first and second coils to respectively cancel the first and second magnetic
fields and that applies a second current to the third coil;

a first magnetic sensor that measures the first magnetic field so as to output a first value corresponding to the first magnetic
field;

a second magnetic sensor located at inside of the inner space between the first and second openings so that the second magnetic
sensor is closer to a center of the inner space than the first magnetic sensor, the second magnetic sensor outputting a second
value corresponding a third magnetic field; and

a controller that is configured to calculate a magnetic field gradient between the first and second magnetic sensors based
on the first and second values and a distance between the first and second magnetic sensors in the first direction,

wherein when the controller determines that the magnetic field gradient is equal to or less than a predetermined value, the
controller applies the first current to the first and second coils and the second current to the third coil, and

when the controller determines that the magnetic field gradient is more than the predetermined value, the controller changes
one of the first current and the second current to a different current.

US Pat. No. 9,451,585

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, HOST NODE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication system comprising a base station and a host node that communicates with the base station, wherein
the base station transmits to the host node setting information indicating whether or not a paging message transmitted from
the host node can be transmitted to other base stations, and

the host node receives the setting information from the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,447,125

REUSABLE HOMOGENEOUS COBALT PYRIDINE DIIMINE CATALYSTS FOR DEHYDROGENATIVE SILYLATION AND TANDEM DEHYDROGENATIVE-SILYLATION-HYDROGENATION

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A process for producing a silylated product comprising:
(i) reacting a mixture comprising (a) an unsaturated compound containing at least one unsaturated functional group, (b) a
silyl hydride containing at least one silylhydride functional group, and (c) a catalyst, optionally in the presence of a solvent,
in order to produce a dehydrogenatively silylated product, wherein the catalyst is a complex of the Formula (I) or an adduct
thereof;

wherein
each occurrence of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 is independently hydrogen, C1-C18 alkyl, a C1-C18 substituted alkyl, an aryl, a substituted aryl, or an inert substituent,
wherein one or more of R1-R5, other than hydrogen, optionally contain at least one heteroatom; each occurrence of R6 and R7 is independently C1-C18 alkyl, C1-C18 substituted alkyl, aryl or substituted aryl, wherein R6 and R7 optionally contain at least one heteroatom; optionally any two of R1-R7 vicinal to one another, R1-R2, and/or R4-R5 taken together may form a ring being a substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated cyclic structure, with the proviso
that R1-R7 and R8-R6 are not taken to form a terpyridine ring; and

L is hydroxyl, or a C1-C18 alkyl, C1-C18 substituted alkyl, aryl, or substituted aryl group, wherein L optionally contains
at least one heteroatom; and

(ii) using the catalyst complex to conduct subsequent reactions to produce additional dehydrogenatively silylated product
and/or a saturated silylated product.

US Pat. No. 9,450,352

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:
an inner conductor terminal connected to a core wire of a coaxial cable;
a dielectric body that surrounds an outer periphery of the inner conductor terminal; and
an outer conductor terminal connected to a shield conductor of the coaxial cable and having a tubular portion which has a
continuous outer surface and surrounds the inner conductor terminal through the dielectric body,

wherein a protruding portion protruding from an inner peripheral wall of the tubular portion toward an inside of the tubular
portion and engaged with the dielectric body to thereby restrict a position of the dielectric body is integrally formed with
the tubular portion of the outer conductor terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,447,874

HYDRAULIC DRIVE

1. A hydraulic drive which comprises a hydraulic motor having a first hydraulic connector and a second hydraulic connector,
wherein the pressure applied at the first hydraulic connector of the hydraulic motor and the pressure applied at the second
hydraulic connector of the hydraulic motor are each separately adjustable; and
further comprising:
a first pressure reducing valve for varying the pressure applied to the first hydraulic connector between a working pressure
and a return pressure;

a second pressure reducing valve for varying the pressure applied to the second hydraulic connector between a working pressure
and a return pressure;

a first orifice flowmeter arranged between the first pressure reducing valve and the first hydraulic connector of the hydraulic
motor; and

a second orifice flowmeter arranged between the second pressure reducing valve and the second hydraulic connector of the hydraulic
motor,

wherein a pressure drop is determined via the first orifice flowmeter and is used to control the first pressure reducing valve
and a pressure drop is determined via the second orifice flowmeter and is used to control the second pressure reducing valve.

US Pat. No. 9,451,646

MOBILE CELLULAR NETWORKS

Oceus Networks Inc., Res...

1. A system, comprising:
a first mobile cellular network (MCN) communication system located within a first covered area, the first MCN communication
system comprising:

a first radio access component configured to receive wireless communications from one or more first user equipment within
the first covered area,

a first control and data component in communication with the first radio access component and configured to provide first
communication links between the one or more first user equipment within the first covered area, wherein the first MCN communication
system independently provides the first communication links between the one or more first user equipment without communication
to another MCN communication system, and

a first data store comprising:
authentication data of the one or more first user equipment within the first covered area,
identification data of a second MCN communication system, wherein the second MCN communication system independently provides
second communication links between one or more second user equipment located within a second covered area associated with
the second MCN communication system without communication to the first MCN communication system, and

identification data of the one or more second user equipment,
wherein the first MCN communication system and the second MCN communication system are each mobile during operation and communicate
with each other to provide third communication links between the one or more first user equipment and the one or more second
user equipment, and

wherein the first MCN communication system is configured to determine a location of the second MCN communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,449,795

CERAMIC SHOWERHEAD WITH EMBEDDED RF ELECTRODE FOR CAPACITIVELY COUPLED PLASMA REACTOR

NOVELLUS SYSTEMS, INC., ...

1. A showerhead assembly for a substrate processing system, comprising:
back plate connected to a gas channel;
a face plate connected adjacent to a first surface of the back plate and including a gas diffusion surface;
one or more conductors; and
an electrode embedded within the back plate and connected to the one or more conductors,
wherein at least one of a bottom surface of the back plate and a top surface of the face plate includes a recess such that
a gas plenum (i) is defined in the recess between the back plate and the face plate below the electrode and (ii) is in fluid
communication with the gas channel, and

wherein the back plate and the face plate are made of a non-metallic material.

US Pat. No. 9,449,137

BUFFERED CONDUITS FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT CHANNEL IMPLEMENTATION, CROSSTALK DE-SENSITIZATION AND LATE TIMING FIXES ON SKEW SENSITIVE BUSES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of manufacturing a system on a chip comprising the steps of:
selecting a set of pre-designed modules for the system on a chip;
placing said selected modules on a semiconductor; and
connecting said set of pre-designed modules via a plurality of buses formed according to a set of design rules specifying
tracks having a minimum size of conductors and a minimum spacing between conductors, said connecting including

routing each bus on a preferred direction,
placing minimum size conductors of a first set of alternating conductors of each bus at twice the minimum spacing within corresponding
first tracks of a selected metal layer of the semiconductor,

placing minimum size conductors of a second set of alternating conductors of each bus at twice the minimum spacing within
corresponding second tracks of a metal layer different than said selected metal layer,

connecting the alternating track conductors to corresponding conductors in said selected metal layer by vias.

US Pat. No. 9,451,710

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:
a unit cell comprising:
a bare cell;
an electrode tab extending from the bare cell;
a connection circuit board electrically coupled to the electrode tab and having a planar surface facing the bare cell; and
a conductive lead electrically coupled to the electrode tab through the connection circuit board, wherein the conductive lead
comprises:

a base coupled to the connection circuit board and having a longitudinal axis extending in a first direction;
an insertion portion protruding from the base and having a plurality of fingers and a recess extending through an entire thickness
of the insertion portion and defined by an interior edge of the fingers, wherein the insertion portion longitudinally extends
in the first direction away from the connection circuit board, wherein the insertion portion is not bent; and

a stepped portion between the insertion portion and the base, the stepped portion having a width greater than a width of the
insertion portion and contacting the planar surface of the connection circuit board; and

a protective circuit module comprising an insulation board having an opening corresponding to the unit cell, wherein each
of the fingers extends through the opening to protrude therefrom and wherein the interior edge of the fingers is entirely
spaced from the protective circuit module,

wherein a depth of the recess is greater than a thickness of the insulation board.

US Pat. No. 9,450,494

INDUCTIVE COMPENSATION BASED CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFICATION SWITCH

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a synchronous rectification circuit comprising an actively controlled switching element through which resonant current flows
during operation, the actively controlled switching element being disposed in a package which adds stray inductance to a main
current path of the synchronous rectification circuit; and

a fixed inductor magnetically coupled to the stray inductance or an additional inductance in series with the stray inductance
so that the fixed inductor is not in the main current path of the synchronous rectification circuit and change in current
through the inductance to which the fixed inductor is magnetically coupled induces a reference voltage at the fixed inductor
which is in phase with a zero crossing point of the resonant current at different switching frequencies of the actively controlled
switching element.

US Pat. No. 9,449,807

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing apparatus for processing a substrate, comprising:
a chamber having a chamber body and a chamber cover and forming an internal space which is sealed by closing an upper opening
of said chamber body by said chamber cover;

a substrate holding part disposed in said internal space of said chamber, for holding a substrate horizontally;
a substrate rotating mechanism for rotating said substrate together with said substrate holding part about a central axis
oriented in a vertical direction;

a processing liquid discharge part for discharging a processing liquid supplied onto said substrate to the outside of said
chamber,

a plurality of lift pins arranged in a circumferential direction about said central axis and protruding downward from said
chamber cover; and

a lift pin moving mechanism for moving said plurality of lift pins in said vertical direction relative to said chamber cover,
wherein said substrate rotating mechanism comprises:
an annular rotor part disposed in said internal space of said chamber, to which said substrate holding part is attached; and
a stator part disposed around said rotor part outside said chamber, for generating a rotating force between itself and said
rotor part,

wherein respective tip portions of said plurality of lift pins are moved down from an escape position to a transfer position
by said lift pin moving mechanism, and said substrate is transferred between said plurality of lift pins and said substrate
holding part at said transfer position.

US Pat. No. 9,450,246

CARBON PARTICLES FOR NEGATIVE ELECTRODE OF LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. Carbon particles for a negative electrode of a lithium ion secondary battery, the carbon particles having a pore volume
of pores having a size of 2×10 to 2×104 Å, of 0.07 ml/g or less with respect to the mass of the carbon particles; having an interlayer distance d(002) of a graphite
crystal as determined by an X-ray diffraction analysis, of 3.38 Å or less; having a crystallite size Lc in the C-axis direction
of 500 Å or more; and having a degree of circularity of the particle cross-section in the range of 0.6 to 0.9.

US Pat. No. 9,451,621

CORE NETWORK APPARATUS, RADIO BASE STATION, MOBILE TERMINAL, MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A core network apparatus in a mobile communication system, comprising:
a unit configured to, when a resource utilization rate of the core network apparatus falls below a predetermined threshold,
make a transition to a core network utilization promotion state and transmit, to a radio base station, a utilization promotion
message for encouraging a mobile terminal to perform a communication; and

a unit configured to, when the resource utilization rate of the core network apparatus exceeds the predetermined threshold,
make a transition from the core network utilization promotion state to a core network non-utilization promotion state and
transmit a utilization promotion stop message to the radio base station, wherein

either when the radio base station receives the utilization promotion stop message transmitted from the core network apparatus,
the core network apparatus having made a transition from the core network utilization promotion state to the core network
non-utilization promotion state when the resource utilization rate of the core network apparatus exceeds the predetermined
threshold, or when the resource utilization rate of the radio base station exceeds the predetermined threshold, the radio
base station makes a transition from a radio base station utilization promotion state to a radio base station non-utilization
promotion state and stops transmitting a radio base station utilization promotion message,

and the mobile terminal, if, after receiving the radio base station utilization promotion message, the radio base station
utilization promotion message is not received again over a predetermined period, makes a transition from a terminal utilization
promotion state to a terminal non-utilization promotion state.

US Pat. No. 9,449,987

THREE DIMENSIONAL MEMORY DEVICE WITH EPITAXIAL SEMICONDUCTOR PEDESTAL FOR PERIPHERAL TRANSISTORS

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method of fabricating a memory device, comprising:
forming a first alternating stack of insulator layers and spacer material layers over a semiconductor substrate;
etching the first alternating stack to expose a single crystalline semiconductor material;
forming a first epitaxial semiconductor pedestal on the single crystalline semiconductor material, wherein the first epitaxial
semiconductor pedestal is in epitaxial alignment with the single crystalline semiconductor material;

forming an array of memory stack structures through the first alternating stack;
forming a second epitaxial semiconductor pedestal on the first epitaxial semiconductor pedestal, wherein the first and the
second epitaxial semiconductor pedestals are epitaxial alignment with each other; and

forming at least one semiconductor device over the first and the second epitaxial semiconductor pedestals.

US Pat. No. 9,446,845

FOLDABLE AND SELF-DEPLOYABLE AERIAL VEHICLE

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. An aerial vehicle comprising:
a main frame;
arms attached to the main frame and having a wrapped configuration, a flat configuration, and a deployed configuration;
motors attached to the arms;
propellers in working communication with the motors, the propellers generating a torque that transitions the arms from the
wrapped configuration to the flat configuration; and

magnets attached to the main frame and arms, the magnets having attraction forces that transition the arms from the flat configuration
to the deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,449,981

THREE DIMENSIONAL NAND STRING MEMORY DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATION THEREOF

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method of making a monolithic three dimensional NAND string, comprising:
forming a stack of alternating layers of a first material and a second material different than the first material over a substrate;
etching the stack to form a front side opening in the stack having a sidewall defined at least partially by the alternating
layers of the first material and the second material;

removing a first portion of the second material layers through the front side opening to form front side recesses between
the first material layers;

forming an amorphous or polycrystalline semiconductor material over at least a portion of the sidewall of the front side opening
and within the front side recesses;

forming a layer of a metal material over at least a portion of the sidewall of the front side opening and adjacent to the
amorphous or polycrystalline semiconductor material within the front side recesses;

annealing the metal material and the amorphous or polycrystalline semiconductor material within the front side recesses to
form a large grain polycrystalline or single crystal semiconductor material charge storage region within each of the front
side recesses by a metal induced crystallization process, wherein following the metal induced crystallization process at least
a portion of the metal material is located between the charge storage regions and the second material layers;

forming a tunnel dielectric layer over the charge storage regions in the front side opening; and
forming a semiconductor channel over the tunnel dielectric layer in the front side opening.

US Pat. No. 9,448,129

TORQUE SENSOR UNIT

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A torque sensor unit for detecting a torque applied to a rotating element, the rotating element having first and second
shaft members formed of a metal material and connected to each other through a torsion bar, the torque sensor unit comprising:
a sleeve formed of a metal material and including: an annular or arc-shaped sleeve body surrounding the first shaft member;
a fixing part provided on the sleeve body and fixing the sleeve body to the first shaft member; an axial position restricting
part provided on the sleeve body and having a flanged portion extending radially inwardly from the sleeve body, the flanged
portion having a support surface directed vertically upward during use of the torque sensor unit; and a radial position restricting
part provided on the sleeve body and extending in a direction of a rotation axis of the rotating element;

an annular magnet formed of a composite material of resin and magnetic materials, with different magnetic poles alternately
arranged in a circumferential direction, and surrounding the first shaft member, the magnet being placed on the support surface
and thereby restricted in position in the direction of the rotation axis of the rotating element while being restricted in
position in a radial direction by the radial position restricting part;

a filling material formed from a resin material having a smaller Young's modulus than that of the magnet and held in contact
with the magnet and the radial position restricting part;

a first yoke member formed of a magnetic material, fixed to the second shaft member so as to rotate together with the second
shaft member and including: a plurality of first claw portions facing the magnet; and a first annular portion connecting the
first claw portions;

a second yoke member formed of a magnetic material, fixed to the second shaft member so as to rotate together with the second
shaft member and including: a plurality of second claw portions circumferentially alternated with the first claw portions
and facing the magnet; and a second annular portion connecting the second claw portions; and

a magnetic sensor having a hall element to detect a change in magnetic field between the first and second yoke members and
generate an output signal such that the torque applied to the rotating element is detected based on the output signal from
the magnetic sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,451,730

MANAGING AIRFLOW SUPPLIED THROUGH SOFT DUCTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center, comprising:
one or more rack computing systems in a computing room; and
a cooling system configured to supply air to at least one of the rack computing systems, wherein the cooling system comprises:
one or more soft ducts, comprising:
one or more tubes; and
one or more passages through at least a portion of at least one of the tubes; and
one or more air flow control devices, comprising:
one or more cinching members coupled around a circumference of at least one of the tubes of at least one of the soft ducts;
and

one or more motors,
wherein at least one of the motors is configured to cause a pulling force to be exerted on an end of at least one of the one
or more cinching members to cause the cinching member to constrict around the circumference of the at least one of the tubes
such that a cross sectional area of a portion of a passage of a soft duct comprising the at least one tube is changed.

US Pat. No. 9,451,666

ADJUSTABLE LIGHTING DRIVER

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A method of adjusting output power of a lighting driver that corresponds to a brightest setting of a dimmer, the method
comprising:
setting output power of a driver to a maximum output power of the driver, the maximum output power of the driver corresponding
to a brightest setting of a dimmer, wherein the output power of the driver is adjustable by adjusting a dim level setting
of the dimmer;

adjusting the dim level setting of the dimmer from the brightest setting of a dimmer to a new setting of the dimmer during
a programming mode of the dimmer, wherein the brightest setting of the dimmer results in a maximum brightness level of a light
emitted by a light source powered by the driver, wherein the new setting of the dimmer is selected to produce a new brightness
level of the light that is dimmer than the maximum brightness level of the light, and wherein the new setting of the dimmer
results in an amount of the output power of the driver that is less than the maximum output power of the driver; and

associating, by the driver, the brightest setting of the dimmer with the amount of the output power of the driver that is
less than the maximum output power of the driver such that subsequent adjustment of the dim level setting of the dimmer to
the brightest setting of the dimmer results in the new brightness level of the light instead of the maximum brightness level
of the light.

US Pat. No. 9,450,247

PREPARATION METHOD OF OLIGOMER-POLYMER AND LITHIUM BATTERY

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A preparation method of an oligomer-polymer, comprising:
reacting a maleimide with a barbituric acid to form a first oligomer-polymer; and
reacting the first oligomer-polymer with a phenylsiloxane oligomer to form a second oligomer-polymer, wherein the phenylsiloxane
oligomer is a compound represented by formula 1:

Ph-Si(OH)xOy   formula 1,
wherein x is 0.65 to 2.82 and y is 0.09 to 1.17.

US Pat. No. 9,449,825

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR HEATING SUBSTRATE BY IRRADIATION WITH FLASHES OF LIGHT, AND HEAT TREATMENT METHOD

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A heat treatment apparatus for heating a substrate having a pattern formed on a front surface thereof by irradiating said
substrate with flashes of light, said heat treatment apparatus comprising:
a chamber configured to receive a substrate;
a support member configured to support a substrate within said chamber;
a first flash lamp configured to irradiate a back surface of a substrate supported on said support member with flashes of
light, to thereby perform a supplementary heating on said substrate;

a second flash lamp configured to irradiate a front surface of said substrate having subjected to the supplementary heating
with flashes of light, to thereby heat said front surface to a predetermined target temperature; and

a halogen lamp configured to, before said first flash lamp starts the supplementary heating, preheat said substrate by irradiating
said back surface with light.

US Pat. No. 9,448,946

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM WITH STALE DATA MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method of operation of a data storage system comprising:
receiving a write command specifying a logical address to which to write;
determining whether a stale flag corresponding to the logical address is set;
in accordance with a determination that the stale flag is not set, setting the stale flag and releasing the write command
to be processed;

in accordance with a determination that the stale flag is set, detecting an overlap, wherein the overlap indicates two or
more outstanding write commands are operating on the same memory space;

receiving a read command specifying a second logical address from which to read;
determining whether a second stale flag corresponding to the second logical address is set;
in accordance with a determination that the second stale flag is not set, performing the read command, wherein performing
the read command includes reading data from a physical address corresponding to the second logical address, wherein the physical
address is determined using a logical-to-physical table; and

in accordance with a determination that the second stale flag is set, skipping performance of the read command until the second
stale flag is not set.

US Pat. No. 9,449,029

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIET MANAGEMENT

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A computer-implemented method for diet management, adapted to a diet management system, comprising:
providing a supervector, wherein the supervector is related to at least one diet image;
performing similarity comparison in a database based on the supervector by a comparison device, so as to find out at least
one similar population; and

providing information related to the similar population,
wherein the providing the information related to the similar population comprises:
calculating at least one statistic of the similar population by using at least one multidimensional data of the similar population;
and

providing the information related to the similar population based on the statistic of the similar population.

US Pat. No. 9,446,306

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCAL MULTIPLAYER GAMING

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A system for local multiplayer gaming comprising a plurality of mobile devices including an individual mobile device of
the plurality of mobile devices designated as a server device and other mobile devices of the plurality of mobile devices
designated as client devices, wherein the client devices include more than two mobile devices, each mobile device comprising:
a display;
at least one local network interface for communication with each of the other mobile devices; and
a processor programmed for
playing a multiplayer game with other mobile devices; and
rendering on the display a game situation directly corresponding to a command or information transmitted by the server device
to an individual client device or transmitted by an individual client device to the server device or another client device;

wherein each individual mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices is configured to overhear a command or information
transmitted by each of the other mobile devices of the plurality of mobile devices to the server device or to an individual
client device and direct-input render on the display of each mobile device a game situation corresponding directly to the
overheard command or information, wherein a command or information transmitted by the server to an individual client device
or by an individual client device to the server device or to another individual client device is overhearable by each of the
other mobile devices of the plurality of mobile devices that are not the recipient of the transmitted command or information,
and wherein a game situation directly corresponding to the overheard command or information is direct-input renderable on
the display of each of the plurality of mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 9,449,546

LED DRIVER, LED DRIVING METHOD AND CONTROLLER FOR LED DRIVER

CHENGDU MONOLITHIC POWER ...

1. A control circuit used in a LED driver, the LED driver includes an input port configured to receive an input signal, an
output port configured to provide a driving voltage to a LED string, an intermediate node, a step-up stage having a first
power switch coupled between the input port and the intermediate node, and a step-down stage having a second power switch
and a third power switch coupled between the intermediate node and the output port, the control circuit comprising:
a phase detector, having an input terminal coupled to the input port to receive the input signal, a first output terminal
configured to generate a phase detecting signal indicative of phase information of the input signal, and a second output terminal
configured to generate a cycle detecting signal indicative of cycle information of the input signal, wherein the cycle detecting
signal is a short pulse signal;

a step-up comparator, having a first input terminal configured to receive a reference signal, a second input terminal configured
to receive a voltage feedback signal indicative of a voltage at the Intermediate node, and an output terminal configured to
generate a step-up comparison signal based on the reference signal and the voltage feedback signal;

a logical OR unit, having a first input terminal coupled to the second output terminal of the phase detector to receive the
cycle detecting signal, a second input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the step-up comparator to receive the step-up
comparison signal, and an output terminal configured to generate a step-up enable signal by executing logical OR operation
on the cycle detecting signal and the step-up comparison signal;

a step-up controller, coupled to the logical OR unit to receive the step-up enable signal, to get enabled or disabled by the
step-up enable signal, and to generate a step-up control signal, the step-up control signal being used to control the first
power switch;

a logical AND unit, having a first input terminal coupled to the first output terminal of the phase detector to receive the
phase detecting signal, a second input terminal coupled to the step-up comparator to receive the step-up comparison signal,
and an output terminal configured to generate a logical AND signal by executing logical AND operation on the phase detecting
signal and the step-up comparison signal;

an average circuit, coupled to the output terminal of the logical AND unit to receive the logical AND signal and to generate
an average signal; and

a step-down controller, having a first input terminal configured to receive a LED current sense signal indicative of a current
flowing through the LED string, a second input terminal coupled to the average circuit to receive the average signal, and
an output terminal configured to generate a step-down control signal to control the second power switch and the third power
switch.

US Pat. No. 9,447,285

COATING COMPOSITION

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

1. A coating composition, comprising a tri- to hexafunctional acrylate-based monomer, a thermosetting prepolymer composition,
a photoinitiator, an inorganic fine particle and an organic solvent, wherein the tri- to hexafunctional acrylate-based monomer
and the thermosetting prepolymer composition are used at a weight ratio of 1:0.1 to 1:1.2, as measured on the basis of solid
components thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,451,733

SYSTEM FOR THERMALLY CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY WITH REDUCED NOISE EMISSIONS

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A heat exchanger assembly for use with an electronic image assembly within a housing where ambient air surrounds the exterior
of the housing, the assembly comprising:
a first portion of a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of stacked plates where each plate contains a plurality of parallel
channels;

a second portion of a heat exchanger comprising a plurality of stacked plates where each plate contains a plurality of parallel
channels; and

a fan positioned between the first and second portions so as to pull ambient air through the first portion and push ambient
air through the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,450,514

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMISING A CIRCULATING CURRENT OR A COMMON-MODE VOLTAGE OF AN INVERTER

ABB Technology OY, Helsi...

14. An inverter configured for minimizing a circulating current or a common-mode voltage of the inverter, the inverter comprising:
at least one of an inverter bridge and an active rectifier bridge, configured such that modulation of the at least one of
an inverter bridge and an active rectifier bridge comprises controlling a duty ratio during a switching cycle, wherein the
switching cycle has a set length; and

means configured to:
measure a common-mode voltage of the inverter; and
one of:
control the length of the switching cycle of the inverter bridge based on the measured common-mode voltage; or
control the length of the switching cycle of the active rectifier bridge based on the measured common-mode voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,449,982

METHOD OF MAKING A VERTICAL NAND DEVICE USING A SACRIFICIAL LAYER WITH AIR GAP AND SEQUENTIAL ETCHING OF MULTILAYER STACKS

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A method of making a vertical NAND device, comprising:
forming a lower portion of a memory stack over a substrate;
forming a lower portion of memory openings in the lower portion of the memory stack;
partially filling each lower portion of the memory openings with a sacrificial material to leave an air gap in each lower
portion of the memory openings below the sacrificial material;

forming an upper portion of the memory stack over the lower portion of the memory stack and over the sacrificial material;
forming an upper portion of the memory openings in the upper portion of the memory stack to expose the sacrificial material
in the lower portion of the memory openings;

removing the sacrificial material to connect the lower portion of the memory openings with a respective upper portion of the
memory openings to form continuous memory openings extending through the upper and the lower portions of the memory stack;
and

forming a semiconductor channel in each continuous memory opening.

US Pat. No. 9,446,576

ADHESIVE AGENT, ADHESIVE MATERIAL USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A method of using an adhesive agent comprising:
an application step of applying a second adherend to a first adherend via an adhesive layer containing the adhesive agent;
a heating step of heating the first adherend and the second adherend under a condition such that a temperature of the adhesive
layer is 200° C. or higher; and

a peeling step of peeling the adhesive layer and the second adherend from the first adherend subjected to the heating step;
wherein the adhesive agent comprises a condensation resin having a structural unit obtained by polycondensing a polymerizable
monomer containing a monomer (A) having 2 or more carboxyl groups and a monomer (B) having 2 or more amino groups, and meeting
the following (1), (2), and (3), or the following (2) and (3):

(1) at least one selected from the group consisting of the monomer (A), an anhydride of the monomer (A), and the monomer (B)
is liquid at 25° C.;

(2) the condensation resin has a polyoxyalkanediyl group; and
(3) the monomer (A) contains an isophthalic acid; and
wherein a structure derived from the monomer (B) in the structural unit has a polyoxyalkanediyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,450,167

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED ACOUSTIC RESONATOR DEVICE HAVING AN INTERLAYER

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. An acoustic resonator device comprising:
a composite first electrode disposed over a substrate, the composite first electrode comprising: a first electrically conductive
layer provided over the substrate; a first interlayer disposed on the first electrically conductive layer; a buried temperature
compensation layer disposed over the first interlayer; a second interlayer disposed over the temperature compensation layer,
and a second electrically conductive layer disposed over the second interlayer;

a piezoelectric layer disposed over the composite first electrode, the piezoelectric layer having a negative temperature coefficient;
and

a second electrode disposed over the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,447,479

METHOD OF TREATING RECYCLABLE RAW MATERIALS

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method of treating recyclable raw materials containing valuable metals, the method comprising the steps of:
feeding recyclable raw materials containing valuable metals into a rotary kiln furnace in which a refractory product having
an Al2O3—Cr2O3 content of 70% or greater is used for an inner wall;

feeding combustible shredder residue into the rotary kiln furnace,
feeding an additive containing SiO2 as a major component into the rotary kiln furnace so as to increase a viscosity of a slag flowing along the inner wall, thereby
the recyclable raw materials are attached on the slag having a high viscosity such that at least part of the recyclable raw
materials is exposed to the inside of the rotary kiln furnace; and

burning/melting the recyclable raw materials attached on the slag in the rotary kiln furnace wherein a ratio of the weight
of the additive to the sum of the weight of the recyclable raw materials, the weight of the shredder residue, and the weight
of the additive which are charged into the rotary kiln furnace is 0.0035 or higher and 0.5 or lower.

US Pat. No. 9,447,288

ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING COMPOSITION PROVIDING IMPROVED SCRATCH RESISTANCE, ANTI-REFLECTIVE FILM USING THE SAME, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. An anti-reflective coating composition comprising
a (meth)acrylate-based compound;
5 to 50 parts by weight of hollow particles;
1 to 30 parts by weight of a first initiator having a molecular weight of less than 420;
1 to 20 parts by weight of a second initiator having a molecular weight of 420 to 1000; and
100 to 500 parts by weight of a solvent,
based on 100 parts by weight of the (meth)acrylate-based compound.

US Pat. No. 9,448,819

USER-INFLUENCED PLACEMENT OF VIRTUAL MACHINES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method of launching a virtual machine, comprising:
receiving, at a server computer in a service center, a user request to launch a virtual machine of an instance type;
receiving at least one user-specified preference for an infrastructure platform to host the virtual machine, the at least
one user-specified preference including a year that the infrastructure platform was manufactured or a manufacturer of the
infrastructure platform, wherein the at least one user-specified preference includes a priority ordered list of two or more
infrastructure platform candidates;

searching a list of available server computers using the user-specified preference as a search filter to determine a server
computer that matches the at least one user-specified preference for the infrastructure platform; and

launching the virtual machine having the instance type on the determined server computer so that placement of the virtual
machine is based at least in part on the at least one user-specified preference.

US Pat. No. 9,449,984

VERTICAL NAND DEVICE WITH LOW CAPACITANCE AND SILICIDED WORD LINES

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A completed three dimensional memory device, comprising:
a substrate;
a semiconductor channel, at least one end portion of the semiconductor channel extending substantially perpendicular to a
major surface of the substrate;

at least one charge storage region located adjacent to semiconductor channel; and
a plurality of control gate electrodes having a strip shape extending substantially parallel to the major surface of the substrate,
wherein the plurality of control gate electrodes comprise at least a first control gate electrode located in a first device
level and a second control gate electrode located in a second device level located over the major surface of the substrate
and below the first device level;

wherein each of the plurality of control gate electrodes comprises:
a semiconductor material portion consisting essentially of a p-doped or n-doped Group IV semiconductor material; and
a metal silicide portion composed of a metal silicide of the Group IV semiconductor material and at least one metal,
wherein surfaces of the semiconductor material portion are in contact with the metal silicide portion and the at least one
charge storage region,

wherein each vertically neighboring pair of control gate electrodes is spaced by a respective air gap that extends parallel
to the major surface of the substrate and is in physical contact with substantially horizontal surfaces of an overlying metal
silicide portion and an underlying metal silicide portion

wherein a vertically extending volume extending through the plurality of control gate electrodes is adjoined to the air gaps
which comprise a plurality of laterally extending volumes located between each vertically neighboring pair of control gate
electrodes to provide a contiguous air gap comprising a single undivided space.

US Pat. No. 9,449,701

NON-VOLATILE STORAGE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A non-volatile storage system comprising:
a memory array that includes a plurality of bit lines and a plurality of sense blocks;
a plurality of bit line select transistors arranged in a bit line select transistor array, each bit line select transistor
coupled between a corresponding one of the bit lines and a corresponding one of the sense blocks, the bit line select transistor
array comprising an edge bit line select transistor adjacent an edge of the bit line select transistor array; and

a first dummy bit line select transistor adjacent the edge bit line select transistor,
wherein:
the edge bit line select transistor comprises a first width;
the first dummy bit line select transistor comprises a second width greater than the first width.
US Pat. No. 9,450,129

MULTILAYER SHEET, BACK SHEET FOR SOLAR CELLS AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

Denka Company Limited, T...

1. A multilayer sheet, comprising:
a first resin layer of a polyolefin-based resin composition having a melt flow rate, as determined by the method A specified
in JIS K7210, of 0.5 to 25 g/10 minutes at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg;

a second resin layer of a polyvinylidene fluoride-based resin composition having a melt flow rate, as determined by the method
A specified in JIS K7210, of 0.5 to 25 g/10 minutes at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg; and

an adhesion resin layer of a conjugated diene-based polymer, a conjugated diene-based copolymer, or the hydride thereof having
a melt flow rate, as determined by the method A specified in JIS K7210, of 0.1 to 50 g/10 minutes at 230° C. under a load
of 2.16 kg, wherein the first and second resin layers are laminated via the adhesion resin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,450,302

ANTENNA MODULE

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. An antenna module, comprising:
a grounding element including a first grounding end and a second grounding end;
a first radiating conductor including a first feed-in end that is adjacent to and spaced apart from said first grounding end
of said grounding element and that is configured to be fed with a first radio frequency signal, said first radiating conductor
including a first feed-in portion spaced apart from said grounding element and including said first feed-in end and a first
connecting end opposite to said first feed-in end, a first grounding portion connected electrically between said grounding
element and said first connecting end of said first feed-in portion, and a first radiating portion connected electrically
to said first connecting end of said first feed-in portion;

a second radiating conductor adjacent to and spaced from said first radiating conductor, and including a second feed-in end
that is adjacent to and spaced apart from said second grounding end of said grounding element and that is configured to be
fed with a second radio frequency signal, said second radiating conductor including a second feed-in portion spaced apart
from said grounding element and including said second feed-in end and a second connecting end opposite to said second feed-in
end, a second grounding portion connected electrically between said grounding element and said second connecting end of said
second feed-in portion and being proximate to said first grounding portion, and a second radiating portion connected electrically
to said second connecting end of said second feed-in portion; and

a decoupling unit connected electrically between a portion of said first radiating conductor and a portion of said second
radiating conductor that are proximate to each other, and being one of a decoupling capacitor and a decoupling inductor, said
decoupling unit being a decoupling capacitor connected electrically between said first grounding portion and said second grounding
portion,

wherein:
said first grounding portion includes a first grounding segment that extends from said first connecting end toward said second
radiating conductor, and a second grounding segment that is substantially perpendicular to said first grounding segment and
that is connected electrically between said grounding element and said first grounding segment;

said second grounding portion includes a third grounding segment that extends from said second connecting end toward said
first radiating conductor, and a fourth grounding segment that is substantially perpendicular to said third grounding segment
and that is connected electrically between said grounding element and said third grounding segment; and

said decoupling unit is connected electrically between said first grounding segment and said third grounding segment.
US Pat. No. 9,447,319

YELLOW PHOSPHOR HAVING AN INCREASED ACTIVATOR CONCENTRATION AND A METHOD OF MAKING A YELLOW PHOSPHOR

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A yellow phosphor having an increased activator concentration, the yellow phosphor comprising:
a host lattice comprising yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG); and
an activator comprising cerium (Ce) in the host lattice, the cerium being present at a concentration of at least about 5 wt.
% Ce,

wherein the yellow phosphor has a chemical formula Y3-xCexAl5O12.

US Pat. No. 9,445,872

HAIR SHORTENING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for shortening hairs, the device comprising:
a laser source configured to generate a plurality of laser pulses at peak power density for a predetermined pulse time;
an optical system configured to focus the plurality of laser pulses into each of a plurality of spatially separated focal
spots within a single hair such that at least three of the plurality of focused laser pulses overlap in time and co-operate
to reduce a total power required and the peak power density of each of the at least three laser pulses in the respective focal
spots with the peak power density at least equal to a first characteristic threshold value at which a laser induced optical
breakdown phenomenon occurs in the hair tissue wherein fractures in the hair result between the respective focal spots and
to below a second characteristic threshold value at which a laser induced optical breakdown phenomenon occurs in the skin
tissue; and

an optical manipulator configured to position the respective at least three focal spots into respective target positions substantially
in a 2D plane within the single hair, wherein the optical system is further configured such that a focal spot positioned substantially
within the medulla of the single hair has an increased power over each of others of the plurality of spatially separated focal
spots not positioned substantially within the medulla of the single hair;

an optical manipulator configured to position the respective at least three focal spots into respective target positions substantially
in a 2D plane in one of an equilateral triangular pattern of the at least three focal spots within the diameter of the single
hair or a straight line of the at least three focal spots that passes through the center of the single hair within the diameter
of the single hair, wherein the optical system is further configured such that a focal spot positioned substantially within
the medulla of the single hair has an increased power over each of others of the plurality of spatially separated focal spots
not positioned substantially within the medulla of the single hair.

US Pat. No. 9,451,665

IMAGE PICKUP AUXILIARY LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DIGITAL CAMERA PROVIDED WITH SAME

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

1. An image pickup auxiliary light source device comprising:
a light emitting diode;
an electric double-layer capacitor that supplies electric power to the light emitting diode; and
a non-volatile memory that stores illumination color information of the light emitting diode for color correction in processing
an image picked up under illumination by the light emitting diode,

wherein the electric double-layer capacitor is supplied with electric power from a rechargeable power source battery, and
wherein the image pickup auxiliary light source device further comprises a switchover control portion that performs a switchover
between power supply from the electric double-layer capacitor to the light emitting diode and power supply directly from the
rechargeable power source battery to the light emitting diode without passing through the electric double-layer capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,448,644

TOUCH CONTROL SYSTEM

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A touch control system connected to a display surface, the touch control system comprising:
at least two sensing devices; and
a stylus, comprising:
a housing, including a first end and a second end opposite to the first end;
a first opening, formed at the first end;
a second opening, formed between the first end and the second end;
a contacting member, protruding from the first opening; and
a reflecting member, disposed in the housing, situated between the first opening and the second opening, and connected to
the contacting member, wherein when the contacting member contacts the display surface and moves along a direction from the
first opening toward the second opening, the reflecting member is exposed to the second opening and reflects a light signal
emitted from the sensing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,451,718

TELESCOPING PANELS SUITABLE FOR MOTOR CONTROL CENTER UNITS AND RELATED MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. A bucket assembly for a motor control center, the motor control center including an enclosure having at least two adjacent
compartments, one above another, for each receiving a respective bucket assembly, the bucket assembly comprising:
a unit housing structured to be removably disposed within a first compartment of the at least two compartments of the enclosure;
at least one telescoping hinge assembly comprising at least one shaft attached to the unit housing; and a panel and/or at
least one sub-panel with at least one handle of an operator mechanism and/or at least one pilot device pivotably attached
to the at least one telescoping hinge assembly to allow the panel and/or the at least one sub-panel to move between open and
closed positions, wherein, in the closed position, the panel and/or the at least one sub-panel is vertically oriented, and
wherein the panel and/or the at least one sub-panel is (i) pivotable about the at least one shaft of the at least one telescoping
hinge assembly to swing open from the closed position and (ii) slidable outward in a direction away from the at least one
shaft of the at least one telescoping hinge assembly and the unit housing to increase a distance sufficient to provide a gap
between the at least one shaft and an adjacent end portion of the panel and/or the at least one sub-panel relative to the
closed position to allow the panel and/or the at least one sub-panel to swing fully open at least 90 degrees in the open position
from the closed position when the bucket assembly is positioned in the first compartment, the gap sufficient to allow the
panel and/or the at least one sub-panel to swing fully open to clear another bucket assembly in a second compartment of the
at least two compartments, and wherein the at least one shaft of the telescoping hinge assembly either resides (a) at a bottom
portion of the unit housing and the panel and/or the at least one sub-panel can open to clear the second compartment when
the second compartment is below the first compartment or (b) at an upper end portion of the unit housing and the panel and/or
the at least one sub-panel can open to clear the second compartment when the second compartment is above the first compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,449,155

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION IDENTIFYING TYPE LICENSE CONSUMPTION SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND FUNCTION PROVIDING SERVER AND PROGRAM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...

1. A license consumption system comprising:
a plurality of information devices each comprising application software that operates based on a given license; and
a function providing server comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage device with computer-executable instructions
stored thereon that, when executed by one or more computer processors, cause the one or more computer processors to perform
operations comprising:

storing the license and a first operating condition for granting the license, wherein the license and first operating condition
are received from a license server that stores a managed operating condition, wherein the first operating condition comprises
a condition of a configuration of hardware and software required by an information device within the plurality of information
devices to successfully start the application software;

sending the first operating condition to the information device;
receiving, from the information device when the information device starts the application software, a licensing request of
the application software, information on the configuration of hardware and software of the information device, and a second
operating condition for granting the license, wherein the application software comprises the second operating condition for
granting the license;

comparing the first operating condition stored therein with the second operating condition received from the information device;
rewriting the stored first operating condition with a content of the received second operating condition when the comparison
result shows that the received second operating condition is for a newer version of the application software, wherein the
second operating condition comprises a condition of a configuration of hardware and software required by the information device
to successfully start the application software;

comparing the stored first operating condition of the application software corresponding to the requested license with the
information on the configuration of hardware and software of the information device, wherein the stored first operating condition
is the original first operating condition if the stored first operating condition is not rewritten and is the rewritten first
operating condition if the stored first operating is rewritten;

granting the license to the information device when the operating environment satisfies the stored first operating condition;
communicating periodically with the license server to check whether the managed operating condition is changed; and
rewriting the stored first operating condition to the changed managed operating condition when the check result shows that
the managed operating condition is changed.

US Pat. No. 9,451,724

SPEAKER COOLING

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device, comprising:
at least one processor;
at least one speaker; and
memory having stored thereon instructions executable by the at least one processor to cause the playback device to perform
functions comprising:

while playing audible audio content via the at least one speaker, receiving input data indicating an instruction to stop playback
of the audible audio content;

determining that playback of the audible audio content has stopped; and
based on the determination that playback of the audible audio content has stopped, playing inaudible audio content to cause
the at least one speaker to vibrate thereby inducing air movement within the playback device.

US Pat. No. 9,451,704

SUSPENSION BOARD ASSEMBLY SHEET WITH CIRCUITS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A suspension board assembly sheet with circuits comprising: a plurality of suspension boards with circuits; an inspection
substrate; and a support frame that integrally supports the plurality of suspension boards with circuits and the inspection
substrate, wherein each of the plurality of suspension boards with circuits includes a conductive first support substrate,
a first insulating layer formed on the first support substrate, a conductor line formed on the first insulating layer and
a first via that passes through the first insulating layer and electrically connects the first support substrate and the conductor
line, and the inspection substrate includes a conductive second support substrate, a second insulating layer formed on the
conductive second support substrate, a conductor layer formed on the second insulating layer, and a second via that passes
through the second insulating layer and electrically connects the conductive second support substrate and the conductor layer,
and the first via and the second via have the same configuration, wherein the second insulating layer has an opening that
is formed such that part of the conductive second support substrate is exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,450,174

PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A piezoelectric element, comprising at least one poly(?-amino acid), which contains:
(A) glutamic acid ?-ester units represented by formula (I):
wherein R1 is a methyl group or a benzyl group; and
(B) units of one or more types selected from the group consisting of:
(1) a glutamic acid ?-ester unit represented by formula (II):

wherein R2 is an unsubstituted alkyl group having 6 to 18 carbon atoms, or a substituted alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, in which
the hydrogen atoms are partly or entirely substituted by a halogen atom or an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 12 carbon
atoms;

(2) an alanine unit, a phenylalanine unit, and an N?-benzyloxycarbonyllysine unit, which are represented by formula (III):


wherein R3 is a methyl group, a benzyl group or a (CH2)4—NHZ group, in which Z is a benzyloxycarbonyl group; and

(3) a glutamic acid ?-ester unit represented by formula (IV):

wherein each R4 may be the same or different and is an alkoxy group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms; an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms,
in which the hydrogen atoms are partly or entirely substituted by a halogen atom; or an alkylcarbonyl group, in which the
alkyl group has 1 to 12 carbon atoms; l is an integer of 6 to 12; and m is an integer of 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 9,448,253

DETERMINING A STATE OF A HIGH ASPECT RATIO HOLE USING MEASUREMENT RESULTS FROM AN ELECTROSTATIC MEASUREMENT DEVICE

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A method for evaluating a high aspect ratio (HAR) hole having a nanometric scale width and formed in a substrate, the method
comprises:
obtaining, during an illumination period, multiple measurement results by an electrostatic measurement device that comprises
a probe tip that is placed in proximity to the HAR hole; wherein multiple locations within the HAR hole are illuminated with
a beam of charged particles during the illumination period; and

processing, by a processor, the multiple measurement results to determine a state of the HAR hole based upon calculating a
change of a potential offset over time.

US Pat. No. 9,451,655

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT CONVERTER

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first port having at least a portion disposed within a housing, the first port configured to be operably coupled to a cable
having a first communication medium, the first port configured to receive via the cable a first data unit having a first communication
format associated with the first communication medium;

a processor including a format conversion module having at least a portion disposed within the housing, the format conversion
module operably coupled to the first port, the format conversion module including a plurality of conversion sub-modules, each
conversion sub-module from the plurality of conversion sub-modules configured to convert data of a communication format that
is different from a communication format of each remaining sub-modules from the plurality of conversion sub-modules, the format
conversion module configured to receive the first data unit from the first port, the format conversion module configured to
convert the first data unit from the first communication format to a second communication format associated with a second
communication medium, using a conversion sub-module from the plurality of conversion sub-modules that is associated with the
first communication format, to produce a second data unit, the first communication format being a communication format incompatible
with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), and the second format being a PoE-compatible format; and

a second port having at least a portion disposed within the housing, the second port operably coupled to the format conversion
module, the second port configured to be operably coupled to a wireless access point (WAP) physically distinct from the housing,
the second port configured to receive the second data unit from the format conversion module and send the second data unit
to the WAP.

US Pat. No. 9,451,262

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTRA-PREDICTION ENCODING/DECODING

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

1. An apparatus for encoding a macroblock which is divided into a plurality of blocks, the apparatus comprising:
a prediction mode selector configured to select an intra prediction mode related to a prediction direction with respect to
each of the blocks in the macroblock by calculating a similarity between previously encoded pixels adjacent to a block to
be encoded in the macroblock and selecting an intra prediction mode of the block to be encoded based on the similarity between
the previously encoded pixels, wherein the prediction mode selector is configured to

select, when the similarity between the previously encoded pixels is equal to or higher than a threshold, a predetermined
default intra prediction mode as the intra prediction mode of the block to be encoded, and

select, when the similarity between the previously encoded pixels is lower than the threshold, the intra prediction mode of
the block to be encoded from among a plurality of intra prediction modes;

an intra prediction encoder configured to encode a residual block generated by intra-predicting each of the blocks according
to the selected intra prediction mode corresponding thereto to generate information on transform coefficients; and

a bitstream generator configured to
encode a mode identifier for indicating the intra prediction mode of the block to be encoded among the plurality of intra
prediction modes when the intra prediction mode of the block to be encoded is selected from among the plurality of intra prediction
modes, wherein the mode identifier of the block to be encoded is not encoded when the predetermined default intra prediction
mode is selected as the intra prediction mode of the block to be encoded, and

generate a bitstream including a mode bit field and a coefficient bit field, wherein the mode bit field include encoded mode
identifiers for one or more blocks in the macroblock and the coefficient bit field include the information on transform coefficients
of all blocks in the macroblock.

US Pat. No. 9,450,308

ANTENNA SUBSYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SINGLE CHANNEL MONOPULSE TRACKING

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An antenna comprising;
a divided wave guide comprising a plurality of individual wave guides having respective wave guide widths for propagation
of respective individual signals in an operating frequency band, the divided wave guide having a divided port comprising ports
of the plurality of individual wave guides;

a common wave guide horn coupled with the divided waveguide and comprising a plurality of sections between a first end of
the common wave guide horn adjacent to the divided port of the divided wave guide and a second end at an outer aperture of
the common wave guide horn, the plurality of sections of the common wave guide horn having increasing wave guide cross-sectional
size at each geometry transition from the first end to the second end and converting between the individual signals in the
plurality of individual wave guides and a composite signal in the common wave guide horn; and

a circuit connectively coupled with the plurality of individual wave guides, the circuit comprising a first set of junctions
that output a first set of summation signals and a first set of delta signals from the individual signals, and a second set
of junctions that output an elevation error tracking signal and an azimuth error tracking signal from the first set of summation
signals and the first set of delta signals.

US Pat. No. 9,446,477

BONDING HEAD

SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A bonding head comprising a tool base disposed at a lower portion of a housing and, a laser for transmitting a laser beam
to heat an electronic component and bond the electronic component to a substrate, a heat-radiating member provided in contact
with a surface of the tool base on which the laser beam impinges and having a light transmittance for transmitting the laser
beam and a thermal conductivity greater than a thermal conductivity of the tool base and a cooling member having a thermal
conductivity greater than the thermal conductivity of the heat-radiating member is provided in contact with the heat-radiating
member and arranged at a periphery of the heat-radiating member so that the laser beam passes through a center part of the
heat-radiating member.

US Pat. No. 9,449,672

DRAM MEMORY INTERFACE

ST-Ericsson SA, Plan-les...

1. A DRAM memory interface for transmitting signals between a memory controller device and a DRAM memory device, the DRAM
memory interface comprising:
data lines for transmitting data signals;
one or more control lines for transmitting control signals;
one or more address lines for transmitting address signals;
for each line, a transmitter device connected to a first end of the line and a receiver device connected to a second end of
the line;

wherein each line is a single ended line wherein a signal transmitted on the line is referenced to a first reference voltage
line;

wherein at the first end of the line a first impedance and a first transistor selectively connect the line to a second reference
voltage line higher than the first reference voltage line, whereby actuation of the transistor is operative to transmit a
signal by driving the line between two digital states represented by voltage levels; and

wherein at the second end of the line a second impedance is connected between the line and the first reference voltage line,
and wherein return current flows through the second impedance when a signal is transmitted on the line.

US Pat. No. 9,450,286

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR STABILIZING AN ANTENNA

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A mobile antenna stabilization apparatus comprising:
a vehicle chassis mount;
an antenna mount;
a stabilizing gyroscope attached to the antenna mount, the stabilizing gyroscope converting vibrational torque of the antenna
mount to linear displacement of the antenna mount; and

a spring attachment device comprising a plurality of spring devices connected between the antenna mount and the chassis mount,
the spring attachment device providing a restoring force in opposition to the linear displacement.

US Pat. No. 9,447,382

GENERATION OF INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS FROM SMALL VOLUMES OF PERIPHERAL BLOOD

Cellular Dynamics Interna...

1. A method for producing human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from hematopoietic progenitor cells, the method comprising
the steps of:
a) providing a cell population of human peripheral blood cells from one or more subjects whose cells have not been mobilized
with extrinsically applied granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) or granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor
(GM-CSF), the population comprising hematopoietic progenitor cells;

b) culturing said population under feeder-free, defined expansion conditions to promote the expansion of said hematopoietic
progenitor cells;

c) introducing exogenous EBV-based episomal genetic elements into said expanded hematopoietic progenitor cells, wherein said
episomal genetic elements replicate extra-chromosomally in said cells and express iPS reprogramming factors, further wherein
the exogenous episomal genetic elements have one or more polycistronic cassettes.

d) culturing said expanded hematopoietic progenitor cells in a media that is essentially free of feeder cells or feeder cell-conditioned
medium, or in a xeno-free culture, thereby producing human iPS cells from said hematopoietic progenitor cells; and

e) culturing said iPS cells sufficiently to remove episomal genetic elements.

US Pat. No. 9,451,689

CYCLOTRON

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. A cyclotron, comprising:
a regenerator configured to move a beam of a charged particle on an orbit outward in a radial direction; and
a first magnetic channel configured to put the beam on an extraction orbit,
wherein the regenerator includes a pair of regenerator magnetic members facing each other with a median plane of the beam
interposed therebetween,

each of the regenerator magnetic members includes a first portion that extends from a radially inner end to a radially outer
end and includes an apex centered around a centerline perpendicular to the median plane,

between the radially inner end and the centerline, the first portion monotonically becomes nearer to the median plane as a
radial distance from a center of the cyclotron increases, and

the first portion satisfies the relationship d1>d2, where d1 is a radial distance between the centerline and a first reference position, d2 is a radial distance between the centerline and a second reference position, the first reference position is located on a
radially inner end side of the first portion, and the second reference position on a radially outer end side of the first
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,450,593

DITHER-LESS ERROR FEEDBACK FRACTIONAL-N FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A delta sigma modulator configured to generate a cyclic output code, the delta sigma modulator comprising:
a combining circuit configured to combine an input signal, a phase-lock-loop (PLL) feedback signal provided by a divider circuit
that is configured to divide a synthesized clock signal by the cyclic output code, and a modulator feedback signal to form
a summed signal;

a quantizing circuit configured to quantize the summed signal to form the cyclic output code;
an amplifier configured to scale the cyclic output code to generate a scaled signal; and
a summing circuit configured to combine the summed signal, the cyclic output code, and the scaled signal to provide the modulator
feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 9,447,629

STRIP GASKET

Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.,...

1. A strip gasket for an enclosure, the strip gasket comprising:
a base having a first surface;
a first adhesive strip attached to the base and extending along the first surface, the first adhesive strip comprising:
a first adhesive; and
a non-stretchable carrier extending along the first surface and preventing the strip gasket from stretching or shrinking over
time; and

a second adhesive strip attached to the base and extending along the first surface parallel to the first adhesive strip, the
second adhesive strip comprising a second adhesive that prevents ingress of water and dust under the strip gasket and into
the enclosure when the strip gasket is mounted on the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,451,674

INVENTORY LOCATION ILLUMINATION FOR DESIGNATING OPERATION PATH

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A materials handling facility, comprising:
one or more inventory areas, wherein each inventory area of the one or more inventory areas comprises a plurality of inventory
locations for storing inventory items;

a plurality of illumination devices associated with the plurality of inventory locations, wherein the plurality of illumination
devices are configured to designate respective inventory locations such that each inventory location of the plurality of inventory
locations can be designated with a plurality of distinct illumination patterns;

a control system configured to:
determine a set of the inventory locations in a particular one of the one or more inventory areas, wherein each determined
inventory location is an inventory location at which an inventory operation is to be performed by an agent at the particular
inventory area;

assign a particular illumination pattern of the plurality of illumination patterns to the agent;
send instructions to a corresponding set of the plurality of illumination devices to concurrently designate all of the inventory
locations in the set of the inventory locations at which the inventory operation is to be performed by the agent with the
particular illumination pattern assigned to the agent, wherein the concurrent designation visually illustrates locations for
the agent to traverse through the particular inventory area to perform the inventory operation;

determine another set of the inventory locations at which an inventory operation is to be performed by another agent at the
particular inventory area;

assign another particular illumination pattern of the plurality of illumination patterns to the other agent distinct from
the illumination pattern assigned to said agent; and

send instructions to a corresponding set of the plurality of illumination devices to concurrently designate all of the other
inventory locations in the set of the other inventory locations at which the inventory operation is to be performed by the
other agent with the other particular illumination pattern assigned to the other agent.

US Pat. No. 9,451,270

VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING APPARATUS AND METHOD USING BATCH MODE TOGETHER WITH SKIP MODE

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

1. A video decoding apparatus, comprising:
a decoder configured to reconstruct a syntax corresponding to at least one of a first block, a second block and a third block,
wherein

the first block is generated by dividing a frame for decoding,
the second block corresponds to a unit of a prediction and is generated by dividing the first block, and
the third block corresponds to a unit of transformation and is generated by dividing the first block in a tree structure;
and

a predictor configured to reconstruct a prediction block corresponding to at least one of the first block, the second block
and the third block,

wherein a prediction pixel in the prediction block is generated by averaging a horizontal prediction value of the prediction
pixel and a vertical prediction value of the prediction pixel,

wherein the horizontal prediction value is calculated by using a pixel adjacent to the left side of the prediction block and
an upper-right pixel outside the prediction block, and the vertical prediction value is calculated by using a pixel adjacent
to the upper side of the prediction block and a lower-left pixel outside the prediction block, and

wherein the upper-right pixel outside the prediction block is commonly used to calculate the horizontal prediction value of
each prediction pixel in the prediction block, and the lower-left pixel outside the prediction block is commonly used to calculate
the vertical prediction value of each prediction pixel in the prediction block.

US Pat. No. 9,449,808

APPARATUS FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING APPLICATIONS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for removing material from a substrate, comprising:
a removal cell comprising:
(a) a substrate holder configured to hold and rotate a disc-shaped substrate in a substrate plane,
(b) a base plate positioned substantially parallel to the substrate plane such that a gap is formed between the base plate
and the substrate when the substrate is present in the substrate holder, the base plate comprising a plurality of protuberances
that extend into the gap, wherein the distance between the base plate and the substrate in the substrate holder is between
about 2-10 mm, and

(c) a flow distributor positioned proximate a periphery of the gap and at least partially positioned between the baseplate
and substrate holder, comprising:

(i) an inlet side comprising an internal manifold spanning between about 90-180° of the flow distributor, wherein the internal
manifold is a cavity in the flow distributor through which fluid may flow,

(ii) one or more inlets for delivering fluid from a fluid supply line to the internal manifold, and
(iii) an outlet side comprising an outlet manifold spanning between about 90-180° of the flow distributor,
wherein the inlet side and outlet side of the flow distributor are positioned on azimuthally opposed perimeter locations of
the flow distributor, and wherein during operation fluid flows from the internal manifold at the inlet side of the flow distributor
to the outlet manifold on the outlet side of the flow distributor.

US Pat. No. 9,450,052

EEPROM MEMORY CELL WITH A COUPLER REGION AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

CHENGDU MONOLITHIC POWER ...

1. An electrically erasable programmable read only memory (EEPROM) cell formed in a semiconductor body having a top surface,
the EEPROM memory cell comprising:
a first well and a second well both adjacent to the top surface of the semiconductor body;
a drain and a source formed in the first well and spaced apart from each other, wherein a first channel region is defined
between the source and the drain;

a second channel region defined as extending from the top surface of the semiconductor body into the second well;
a floating gate insulatively formed over the first channel region and the second channel region and forming an uninterrupted
conducting path extending from the second well to the first well; and

at least one feeder region formed in the second well, wherein the at least one feeder region has a conductivity type opposite
to that of the second well and is configured to provide the majority carriers thereof to the second channel region so that
the portion of the second channel region proximate the top surface of the semiconductor body is inverted during an erase operation,
and wherein a portion of the at least one feeder region laterally extends below the floating gate, and the floating gate comprises
a region overlapping the at least one feeder region and a remaining region, and wherein the region of the floating gate overlapping
the at least one feeder region is doped with the same conductivity type as that of the at least one feeder region and the
remaining region of the floating gate is doped with the opposite conductivity type to that of the at least one feeder region.

US Pat. No. 9,447,604

VEHICLE DOOR HANDLE WITH CAPACITIVE PROXIMITY SENSOR

1. A door handle device for motor vehicles with a handle body and a cover for the handle body, wherein the handle body and
the cover form a handle for a user, wherein an accommodating space for accommodating electronic components is formed between
the handle body and the cover, the door handle device comprising:
a capacitive proximity sensor which is arranged in the accommodating space, wherein the proximity sensor has an active capacitive
face directed towards the cover to detect approaching movements, wherein the approaching movements can be detected through
the cover,

wherein for the detection of approaching movements, the capacitive face is coupled to an evaluation circuit which detects
changes in the capacitance of the capacitive face,

wherein a sealing member comprising a closed-cell foam is arranged in the accommodating space, wherein the sealing member
has at least one continuous opening which is spaced apart from an edge of the sealing member,

wherein the at least one continuous opening of the sealing member is arranged above the active face of the proximity sensor,
so that at least one area above the active face of the proximity sensor is free of the closed-cell foam and wherein the sealing
member is compressed in a sealing manner between the cover and the handle body or between the cover and the components accommodated
in the handle body.

US Pat. No. 9,447,022

TRIARYLAMINE DERIVATIVE AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A triarylamine derivative represented by general formula (1) shown below,

where, in the general formula (1),
R1, R2, and R3 each represent, independently of one another, a halogen atom, an optionally substituted alkyl group having a carbon number
of at least 1 and no greater than 6, an optionally substituted alkoxy group having a carbon number of at least 1 and no greater
than 6, or an optionally substituted aryl group having a carbon number of at least 6 and no greater than 12,

o, p, and q each represent, independently of one another, an integer of at least 0 and no greater than 4, and
m and n each represent, independently of one another, an integer of at least 1 and no greater than 2.

US Pat. No. 9,446,984

METHOD AND FACILITY FOR RECOVERING CO2 GAS IN CEMENT MANUFACTURING FACILITY

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method for recovering CO2 gas generated in a cement manufacturing plant, which comprises a first preheater, a superheating furnace, a mixer/calciner,
a cement kiln, and a clinker cooler
the method comprising:
pre-heating a precalcination cement material in the first pre-heater;
supplying the precalcination cement material, which comprises limestone, SiO2, Al2O3 and Fe2O3, to the mixer/calciner;

heating cement material, calcined by the mixer/calciner, at or above a calcination temperature in a superheating furnace by
combustion in a burner with combustion air, wherein the combustion air is supplied from the clinker cooler and the combustion
air enhances combustion in the superheating furnace;

introducing the cement material to the mixer/calciner, wherein a temperature in the inside of the mixer/calciner is maintained
at or above the calcination temperature to calcine the precalcination cement material to yield calcined cement material and
that also generates CO2 gas that is recovered,

supplying a part of the calcined cement material to the superheating furnace, and
supplying a remaining part of the calcined cement material to the cement kiln.

US Pat. No. 9,449,985

MEMORY CELL WITH HIGH-K CHARGE TRAPPING LAYER

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A non-volatile storage device, comprising:
a semiconductor channel;
a tunnel dielectric region adjacent to the semiconductor channel, wherein the tunnel dielectric region comprises a first tunnel
dielectric layer;

a charge trapping region having a first charge trapping layer adjacent to the first tunnel dielectric layer, a second charge
trapping layer, and a third charge trapping layer, wherein the second charge trapping layer is between the first and third
charge trapping layers, wherein the second charge trapping layer has a smaller conduction band offset relative to the semiconductor
channel than a conduction band offset of the first charge trapping layer relative to the semiconductor channel and has a smaller
conduction band offset relative to the semiconductor channel than a conduction band offset of the third charge trapping layer
relative to the semiconductor channel, wherein the first charge trapping layer has a smaller valance band offset relative
to the semiconductor channel than a valance band offset of the first tunnel dielectric layer relative to the semiconductor
channel, wherein the second charge trapping layer comprises a high-k material having a dielectric constant greater than 7.9;

a control gate dielectric; and
a control gate, wherein the control gate dielectric is between the control gate and the charge trapping region.
US Pat. No. 9,447,351

COMPOSITION AND METHOD TO IMPROVE THE FUEL ECONOMY OF HYDROCARBON FUELED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A composition comprising (i) an alkoxylated amide having a structure:
R1—C(?O)—N—[CHRaCHRb—O—(CH(CH3)—CH2—O)nH][CHRaCHRb—O—(CH(CH3)—CH2—O)mH], and

(ii) an alkoxylated ester having a structure:
R1—C(?O)—O—CHRaCHRb—N—[(CHRaCHRbO)—(CH(CH3)—CH2—O)q—H][(CH(CH3)—CH2—O)pH]

wherein R1 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, C7-C23 aliphatic hydrocarbon radical, optionally containing at least one hydroxyl group;

both Ra and Rb are hydrogen or one of Ra and Rb is hydrogen and the other of Ra and Rb is methyl;

n+m is 0.5 to 5, wherein n and m can be the same or different and one of n and m can be 0; and p+q is 1 to 5, wherein p and
q can be the same or different and q can be 0, and wherein the alkoxylated ester is present in the composition in an amount
of up to about 30 weight parts per 100 weight parts of the total alkoxylated amide and alkoxylated ester.

US Pat. No. 9,449,924

MULTILEVEL CONTACT TO A 3D MEMORY ARRAY AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A multilevel device, comprising:
at least one device region and at least one contact region having a stack of alternating plurality of electrically conductive
layers and plurality of electrically insulating layers located over a substrate, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive
layers form a stepped pattern in the contact region, wherein each electrically insulating layer comprises a sidewall and a
respective underlying electrically conductive layer in the stack extends laterally beyond the sidewall to a respective sidewall
surface; and

a plurality of electrically conductive sidewall spacers located adjacent to a respective sidewall of the electrically insulating
layers, wherein each of the electrically conductive sidewall spacers is in electrical contact with a respective underlying
electrically conductive layer and is substantially electrically isolated from the other electrically conductive layers in
the plurality of electrically conductive layers in the stack, and wherein each of the electrically conductive sidewall spacers
includes a sidewall surface that is within a same vertical plane as a sidewall surface of the respective underlying electrically
conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,448,123

TEMPERATURE SENSOR

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A temperature sensor comprising:
a pair of lead frames;
a sensor portion connected to the pair of lead frames; and
an insulating holding portion which is fixed to the pair of lead frames and holds the lead frames,
wherein the sensor portion comprises:
an insulating film having a strip shape;
a thin film thermistor portion pattern-formed with a thermistor material at the center portion of the surface of the insulating
film;

a pair of comb electrodes which have a plurality of comb portions and are pattern-formed on at least one of the top or the
bottom of the thin film thermistor portion with facing each other; and

a pair of pattern electrodes, of which one end is connected to the pair of comb electrodes and the other end is connected
to the pair of lead frames at both ends of the insulating film, pattern-formed on the surface of the insulating film, and

wherein the thin film thermistor portion is disposed on the distal end of the insulating film in a state of being bent into
a substantially U-shape, and both ends of the insulating film are fixed to the pair of lead frames.

US Pat. No. 9,447,619

90 DEGREE MAGNETIC LATCH TO PREVENT HIGH SURFACE FLUX

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A latch system comprising:
a first latch component comprising a first magnet; and
a second latch component comprising:
a first magnetically permeable component; and
a hinged component disposed apart from the first magnetically permeable component and comprising at least one second magnet
disposed on a second magnetically permeable component,

wherein, when the first latch component is disposed proximal to the second latch component, the first magnet attracts the
at least one second magnet to rotate the hinged component from a pre-engaged position with respect to the first latch component,
where the hinged component is stabilized in the pre-engaged position by a magnetic attraction between the at least one second
magnet and the first magnetically permeable component, to an engaged position with respect to the first latch component to
engage the first latch component and the second latch component by magnetic attraction between the first magnet and the at
least one second magnet, and wherein the hinged component is configured to move from the engaged position to the pre-engaged
position in response to the magnetic attraction between the second magnet and the first magnetically permeable component upon
removal of the first latch component.

US Pat. No. 9,446,031

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR NEOVASCULARIZATION

National University of Si...

1. A method of inducing angiogenesis at a site in an individual in need thereof comprising administering locally to the site
an effective amount of ciclopirox olamine (CPX) and sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P).
US Pat. No. 9,447,387

MODIFIED FORMS OF PSEUDOMONAS EXOTOXIN A

INTREXON CORPORATION, Bl...

1. A polypeptide having at least one Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PE-A) biological activity, wherein said polypeptide comprises one or more amino acid substitutions compared to
a wild-type PE-A polypeptide, wherein said one or more amino acid substitutions is a substitution of a different amino acid
at one or more positions corresponding to amino acid residues in the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein one of said substitutions
is selected from the group consisting of:
a) arginine (R) at position 146 is substituted with a different basic amino acid;
b) arginine (R) at position 146 is substituted with a different polar amino acid residue wherein the substitution at position
146 is not lysine (K) or histidine (H).

US Pat. No. 9,450,893

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK ROUTE REDUNDANCY ACROSS LAYER 2 DEVICES

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A switch for use in a system of switches, the system of switches acting as a virtual switch, the switch comprising:
a memory; and
a plurality of ports, each communicatively coupling the switch to a Layer 2 network,
wherein the switch acts in concert with one or more other switches in the system of switches to provide route redundancy for
the Layer 2 network, and

wherein the switch communicates its status to the one or more other switches by sending, via each of the plurality of ports,
redundancy control packets to the Layer 2 network, and

wherein the sending causes the redundancy control packets to be:
flooded throughout the Layer 2 network; and
transmitted from the Layer 2 network to the one or more other switches in the system of switches.

US Pat. No. 9,449,980

BAND GAP TAILORING FOR A TUNNELING DIELECTRIC FOR A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY STRUCTURE

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A monolithic three-dimensional memory device, comprising:
a stack including an alternating plurality of electrically insulating layers and electrically conductive layers located over
a substrate;

a memory opening extending through the stack;
a memory film located at a periphery of the memory opening; and
a semiconductor channel contacting an inner sidewall of the memory film, wherein:
the memory film comprises, from outside to inside, at least one charge storage element, and a tunneling dielectric contacting
the semiconductor channel;

the tunneling dielectric comprises a layered stack including at least, from outside to inside, a dielectric metal oxide layer
having a dielectric constant greater than 7.9 and a silicon oxide layer; and

the tunneling dielectric further comprises an element selected from:
a silicon nitride layer in contact with an inner sidewall of the dielectric metal oxide layer and an outer sidewall of the
silicon oxide layer; or

an additional dielectric metal oxide layer in contact with an inner sidewall of the dielectric metal oxide layer and an outer
sidewall of the silicon oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 9,449,537

DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY SYSTEM

Franke Technology and Tra...

1. A dimensional display system comprising a backboard sign, two or more offset signs having a size smaller than said backboard
sign, and two or more spacer assemblies, said spacer assemblies comprising first fastening elements that are all attachable
to said backboard sign and second fastening elements that are attachable to said offset signs, wherein said first and second
fastening elements form corresponding components of a fastening mechanism to affix said offset signs to said backboard sign
at a predefined distance, wherein said two or more spacer assemblies are of different lengths and affix said two or more offset
signs at different distances to said backboard sign and said corresponding components of said fastening mechanism comprise
a snap receptacle and corresponding snap catches,
wherein each of said first fastening elements comprises a base plate and an offset post of one of a set of different predefined
lengths carried by said base plate, and

wherein said base plate has a shape or indication, which corresponds with a printed shape or indication provided on said backboard
sign to indicate a position for the attachment of said base plate.

US Pat. No. 9,448,875

ERROR RECOVERY WITHIN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An integrated circuit for performing data processing, said integrated circuit comprising:
an error detector configured to detect errors in operation of said integrated circuit;
error-repair circuitry configured to repair errors in operation of said integrated circuit; and
a power supply configured to apply a power supply voltage to at least one portion of said integrated circuit, wherein:
said power supply is configured to vary an error rate within said at least one portion by varying said power supply voltage
to said at least one portion;

said power supply voltage to said at least one portion is provided via one or more power gates configured to vary said power
supply voltage to said at least one portion; and

said power supply is controlled to produce a finite non-zero error rate within said at least one portion.

US Pat. No. 9,447,943

HIGH TEMPERATURE MOLDABLE LENS, LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING LENS AND METHOD MAKING LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lens configured to a lighting device, comprising;
an optical part; and
a mechanical part,
wherein the mechanical part comprises a blocking protrusion:
protruding so as to at least partially overlap the optical part in a direction parallel to the optical axis of the lens, and
surrounding the optical part and spaced apart from the optical part.

US Pat. No. 9,447,895

MICROFLUIDIC PRESSURE AMPLIFIER CIRCUITS AND ELECTROSTATIC GATES FOR PNEUMATIC MICROSYSTEMS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A pneumatic valve system comprising:
a fluidic control line having an inlet, an outlet, a pneumatic valve portion, and a gate chamber portion in fluid communication;
a pressure source in fluid communication with the inlet;
an electrostatic gate comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the gate chamber portion of the fluidic
control line is sandwiched between the first electrode and the second electrode;

a pressure-balancing chamber having a common inlet and outlet, in continuous communication with the fluidic control line through
a channel; and the first electrode is located between the pressure-balancing chamber and the gate chamber portion;

a fluidic channel fluidly separate from the fluidic control line, the pneumatic valve portion of the fluidic control line
being positioned relative to a portion of the fluidic channel such that expansion of a portion of the fluidic control line
restricts fluid flow through the fluidic channel

wherein the gate chamber is in a normally-open position when a voltage is not applied to the first and the second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,451,711

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
an insulating substrate having a penetrating hole formed through the insulating substrate;
a first conductive pattern formed on a first surface of the insulating substrate;
a second conductive pattern formed on a second surface of the insulating substrate on an opposite side with respect to the
first surface of the insulating substrate; and

a through-hole conductor formed in the penetrating hole in the insulating substrate such that the through-hole conductor is
connecting the first conductive pattern on the first surface of the insulating substrate and the second conductive pattern
on the second surface of the insulating substrate,

wherein the penetrating hole has a first opening portion opening on the first surface of the insulating substrate, a second
opening portion opening on the second surface of the insulating substrate and a third opening portion connecting the first
opening portion and the second opening portion, the third opening portion has the maximum diameter which is greater than the
minimum diameter of the first opening portion and the minimum diameter of the second opening portion, and the insulating substrate
comprises a resin material and a plurality of sheets each comprising a reinforcement material.

US Pat. No. 9,450,639

COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DIFFERENTIAL ANTENNA TRANSMIT-RECEIVE SWITCHES WITH POWER COMBINING CIRCUITRY FOR ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY-DIVISION MULTIPLEXING SYSTEMS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A radio frequency (RF) transmit-receive switch with an antenna port, first and second transmit differential ports and first
and second receive differential ports, the switch comprising:
a first transmit transistor switch connected to the first transmit differential port;
a second transmit transistor switch connected to the second transmit differential port;
a transmit coupled inductor transformer including a pair of primary terminals connected across the first transmit transistor
switch and a pair of secondary terminals connected across the second transmit transistor switch;

a first receive transistor switch connected to the first receive differential port;
a second receive transistor switch connected to the second receive differential port;
a receive coupled inductor transformer including a pair of primary terminals connected across the first receive transistor
switch and a pair of secondary terminals connected across the second receive transistor switch; and

a balun having a first balun inductive winding and a second balun inductive winding, the first balun inductive winding being
connected to the antenna port, and the second balun inductive winding defined by a first end connected to the first transmit
transistor switch and the first receive transistor switch, and a second end connected to the second transmit transistor switch
and the second receive transistor switch.

US Pat. No. 9,449,994

DISPLAY BACKPLANE HAVING MULTIPLE TYPES OF THIN-FILM-TRANSISTORS

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

1. A display, comprising:
a substrate defined with a first area and a second area;
a low-temperature-poly-silicon (LTPS) layer provided in the first area;
a first insulation layer provided on the LTPS layer in the first area;
a metal oxide layer provided in the first area and the second area, the metal oxide layer in the first area being provided
on the first insulation layer;

a second insulation layer provided in the first area and the second area, the second insulation layer in the first area having
contact holes for exposing at least some portion of the LTPS layer thereunder, and the second insulation layer in the second
area is arranged on the metal oxide layer to expose at least two portions of the metal oxide layer separated by a portion
covered by the second insulation layer;

a first metal layer in the first area and the second area, the first metal layer in the first area being in contact with the
exposed portions of the LTPS layer, and the first metal layer in the second area being insulated from the metal oxide layer
by the second insulation layer thereunder;

a third insulation layer covering the first metal layer in the first area and the second area;
a second metal layer provided in the first area and the second area, the second metal layer in the first area being in contact
with the first metal layer via a contact hole through the third insulation layer, and the second metal layer in the second
area being in contact with the metal oxide layer via a contact hole through the third insulation layer; and

a fourth insulation provided in the first area and the second area over the second metal layer, wherein the metal oxide layer
in the first area has a higher electrical conductivity than the portion of the metal oxide layer covered by the second insulation
layer in the second area,

wherein the LTPS layer serves as an active layer of an LTPS thin-film-transistor (TFT) and the metal oxide layer in the second
area serves as an active layer of an oxide TFT.

US Pat. No. 9,449,804

DUAL FIELD MULTIPOLE CONVERGING ION GUIDES, HYPERBOLIC ION GUIDES, AND RELATED METHODS

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

1. An ion guide, comprising:
an entrance end;
an exit end at a distance from the entrance end along a guide axis;
a first RF field generator configured for generating a first RF field of Nth order where N is an integer equal to or greater
than 2, the first RF field generator comprising a plurality of first electrodes elongated along the guide axis and circumferentially
spaced about the guide axis, wherein the first electrodes surround a guide volume between the entrance end and the exit end;
and

a second RF field generator configured for generating a second RF field of 2Nth order superimposed on the first RF field and
penetrating between the first electrodes, the second RF field generator comprising one or more second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,449,791

BEAM IRRADIATION APPARATUS AND BEAM IRRADIATION METHOD

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. A beam irradiation apparatus that is configured to irradiate a processed object with a charged particle beam, comprising:
a beam scanner that is configured such that the charged particle beam is reciprocatively scanned in a predetermined scanning
direction;

a measurement device that is capable of measuring an angular component of charged particles incident into a region of a measurement
target; and

a data processor that calculates an effective irradiation emittance of the charged particle beam using results measured by
the measurement device,

wherein the measurement device measures a time dependent value for angular distribution of the charged particle beam for a
period during which the charged particle beam to be reciprocatively scanned in the scanning direction passes over the region
of the measurement target and is incident into the measurement device,

the data processor transforms time information included in the time depending value for the angular distribution measured
by the measurement device to position information and thus calculates the effective irradiation emittance, and

the effective irradiation emittance represents an emittance of a virtual beam bundle in the scanning direction, the virtual
beam bundle being formed by summing portions of the charged particle beam which are incident into the region of the measurement
target with being scanned in the scanning direction.

US Pat. No. 9,446,153

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL BASED OLIGOMERS FOR COATING NANOPARTICLES, NANOPARTICLES COATED THEREWITH, AND RELATED METHODS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A composition comprising:
nanoparticles coated with a coating composition, the coating composition comprising:
repeating polyacrylic acid monomer units covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having a plurality of carboxylic
acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom, wherein a first portion of the
modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy functional group and a
second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having at least one terminal
catechol group.

US Pat. No. 9,448,163

METHOD FOR DETECTING RARE CELL ON OBSERVATION REGION

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, ...

1. A cell detecting method for detecting rare cells in a blood sample, comprising:
a first step of performing pretreatment to remove red blood cells from a blood sample so as to obtain a cell suspension liquid
containing leukocyte cells and rare cells;

a second step of providing the cells contained in the cell suspension liquid obtained at the first step onto an observation
region provided with a plurality of holes;

a third step of photographing optically the cells provided on the observation region; and
a fourth step of detecting rare cells from an image acquired by the photographing in the third step,
wherein the plurality of holes disposed on the observation region are formed by a filter having a plurality of through-holes
which are disposed with a predetermined pore density and each of which has a diameter smaller than the maximum diameter of
the cells contained in the cell suspension liquid, and in the second step, the cell suspension liquid is made to pass through
the filter so that the cells contained in the cell suspension liquid are provided on the filter.

US Pat. No. 9,451,586

PROVIDING A VOICE MESSAGE PAGE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of providing a voice message page in a wireless communication system, comprising:
sending at least one call paging message to a wireless device to establish a call session with the wireless device and determining
whether a response is received from the wireless device to any of the at least one call paging message;

receiving a voice message intended for the wireless device when the call session is not established;
initiating a timer comprising a timer value, wherein the timer value is based on a number of the at least one call paging
message sent to the wireless device and whether a response is received from the wireless device to any of the at least one
call paging message;

sending a voice message page to the wireless device when the timer expires; and
establishing a channel to provide the voice message to the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,450,350

CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED LUMINOUS EFFECT

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A cable connector assembly comprising:
a first connector having a main body, a plurality of contacts retained in the main body, a first circuit board electrically
connected to the contacts, and a metal shell enclosing the first circuit board;

a cable electrically connected between the first circuit board and a power source to provide a power to the first circuit
board;

a second circuit board vertically fixed on the metal shell;
a cover enclosing the first and the second circuit boards;
a luminous element disposed on a front side of the second circuit board and electrically connected to the first circuit board;
and

a translucent portion defined on a front end of the cover to pass the light emitted by the luminous element.

US Pat. No. 9,447,224

URETHANE (METH) ACRYLATE MONOMER AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A urethane (meth)acrylate monomer, which comprises
a urethane (meth)acrylate monomer represented by the following formula (I):

wherein, each a is independently an integer of 1 to 3, b, c and d are each independently an integer of 0 to 100, R1 is a hydrogen atom or methyl group, R2 is a divalent to tetravalent, aliphatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, R3 is a divalent organic residue selected from a divalent group having an aromatic ring, a divalent group having an aliphatic
ring and an alkylene group, R4 is a divalent organic residue selected from a divalent group having a polyether structure, a divalent group having a polycarbonate
structure and a divalent group having a polyester structure, and R5 is a divalent group having a urea bond or a divalent group having a urethane bond;

water; and
an acid,
wherein the content of water is greater than zero and not more than 700 ppm (mass) and the content of the acid is such that
the acid value of the urethane (meth)acrylate monomer is not more than 0.2 mgKOH/g.

US Pat. No. 9,451,664

ADAPTIVE SWITCH MODE LED DRIVER

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) driver for driving one or more LED strings, the LED driver comprising:
a first channel switch in series with a first LED string of the one or more LED strings, the first channel switch configured
to switch the first LED string on or off according to a first duty cycle signal applied to the first channel switch;

a first channel regulator coupled in series with the first LED string and the first channel switch, the first channel regulator
configured to receive a first signal at a first input terminal of the first channel regulator and to regulate current through
the first LED string, the first channel switch, and the first channel regulator according to the first signal, the current
flowing from a second input terminal of the first channel regulator to an output terminal of the first channel regulator;
and

a luminance controller configured to select a current level from a limited set of programmable current levels, to generate
the first signal based on the selected current level from the limited set of programmable current levels to control the first
channel regulator to regulate the current through the first LED string, the first channel switch and the first channel regulator,
and to generate the first duty cycle signal for driving the first channel switch as a function of the selected current level.

US Pat. No. 9,450,023

VERTICAL BIT LINE NON-VOLATILE MEMORY WITH RECESSED WORD LINES

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A non-volatile storage system, comprising:
a global bit line;
a vertical thin film transistor (TFT) select device formed over the global bit line;
a plurality of insulating lines formed over the global bit line;
a plurality of word lines formed over the global bit line, each word line having a vertical sidewall that is recessed laterally
relative to a vertical sidewall of each insulating line;

a memory layer extending vertically along the vertical sidewall of each word line, the memory layer extending horizontally
from each word line over a portion of an upper surface of a corresponding insulating line that underlies the word line; and

a vertical bit line coupled between the vertical TFT select device and the memory layer horizontally adjacent to each word
line, the vertical bit line including a body and a plurality of horizontal protrusions that extend horizontally between the
insulating lines.

US Pat. No. 9,449,803

MASS SPECTROMETER INTERFACE

PERKINELMER HEALTH SCIENC...

1. A method of providing ionized particles of a sample to a mass spectrometer, comprising:
introducing a mixture of gas and said ionized particles from a source of high pressure into an inlet of a channel;
maintaining said channel at a pressure below atmosphere;
expanding said mixture into said channel;
introducing at least one of a) a reagent; b) a second mixture of ionized particles and attached impurities; or c) electrons,
to interact with said ionized particles in said channel and further aid in ionization of said sample;

slowing said gas within said channel to provide a substantially laminar flow proximate an exit of said channel; and
sampling said ionized particles proximate said exit, for analysis in said mass spectrometer.

US Pat. No. 9,449,043

AUTOMATIC FITTING OF HAPTIC EFFECTS

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by a processor, cause
the processor to automatically fit a haptic effect, the automatic fitting comprising:
receiving source data, wherein the source data comprises an envelope;
comparing the source data with a plurality of haptic effect definitions, wherein each haptic effect definition of the plurality
of haptic effect definitions comprises an amplitude haptic parameter;

selecting a haptic effect definition from the plurality of haptic effect definitions based on the comparison;
optimizing the selected haptic effect definition relative to the source data; and
outputting a plurality of haptic effects based on the optimized haptic effect definition.

US Pat. No. 9,448,930

MEMORY HEAPS IN A MEMORY MODEL FOR A UNIFIED COMPUTING SYSTEM

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. A method of allocating memory in a processing system, the method comprising:
receiving a memory instruction from the processing system, wherein the memory instruction references a memory address shared
by at least two processors, and

mapping the memory instruction to one of a plurality of virtual memory pools based on the memory address; and
providing a mapping result to the processing system.

US Pat. No. 9,448,569

SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE THERMAL INERTIA OF AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

5. A system for anticipating the temperature rise of a component of an electronic display which typically experiences an increase
in temperature when the display is exposed to high ambient light levels, the system comprising:
an electronic image assembly;
a backplane in electrical communication with the electronic image assembly;
an ambient light sensor producing a signal;
a power module in electrical communication with the backplane;
a fan placed to force cooling gas over the power module;
a temperature sensor producing a signal and placed near the power module; and
a microprocessor which receives the ambient light sensor signal and temperature sensor signal and uses both signals to control
the speed of the fan.

US Pat. No. 9,447,499

DUAL PLENUM, AXI-SYMMETRIC SHOWERHEAD WITH EDGE-TO-CENTER GAS DELIVERY

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A faceplate for use in semiconductor processing showerhead, the faceplate comprising:
a volume with an outer surface, a top surface, a bottom surface, and a center axis, wherein the top surface and the bottom
surface:

partially bound the volume,
are substantially parallel to, and offset from, each other, and
are substantially centered on, and normal to, the center axis, and
wherein the outer surface at least partially bounds the volume in a radial direction with respect to the center axis;
a plurality of first channels within the volume extending from the outer surface towards the center axis, each first channel
having a first end closer to the center axis than a second end of that first channel;

a plurality of first gas distribution holes, each first gas distribution hole fluidly connected within the volume to one or
more of the first channels and extending through the bottom surface and not extending through the top surface;

a plurality of second gas distribution holes, each second gas distribution hole extending through the top surface and the
bottom surface and not fluidly connected within the volume to the first channels; and

one or more gas distribution channels fluidically connected with the second ends of the plurality of first channels, following
a path around substantially all of the second gas distribution holes and around all of the second ends of the first channels,
and configured to be fluidically connected with one or more gas feed inlets.

US Pat. No. 9,446,348

IMIDAZOLIUM-BASED ROOM-TEMPERATURE IONIC LIQUIDS, POLYMERS, MONOMERS AND MEMBRANES INCORPORATING SAME

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A composition comprising:
(a) a polymerized room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) comprising a plurality of RTIL-based repeating units of general formula:

 wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and optionally substituted branched and unbranched alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl,
and aryl groups having 1 to 20 carbon atoms;

R2 is selected from the group consisting of a bond and optionally substituted branched and unbranched alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene,
and arylene groups having 1 to 12 carbon atoms,

X1 is an anion,

Z1, Z2 and Z3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and optionally substituted branched and unbranched alkyl,
alkenyl, alkynyl, and aryl groups having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, and

the number of repeating units in the RTIL polymer is from 2 to 100,000; and,
(b) an unpolymerized RTIL of formula:

 wherein:
R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted branched and unbranched alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl,
and aryl groups having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,

X2 is an anion,

Y is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and optionally substituted branched and unbranched alkyl, alkenyl, and
alkynyl groups having 1 to 12 carbon atoms,

Z4 and Z5 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, and optionally substituted branched and unbranched alkyl,
alkenyl, and alkynyl groups having 1 to 12 carbon atoms;

wherein the unpolymerized RTIL is between 5 mol % to 60 mol % of the total RTIL of the composition, and
wherein at least one of R1, R3 or R4 is substituted with at least one hydroxyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,451,705

TOUCH PANEL AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Huawei Device Co., Ltd., ...

1. A touch panel, wherein the touch panel comprises:
a substrate;
a first conductive layer formed on an upper surface of the substrate;
a second conductive layer formed on a lower surface of the substrate; and
a plurality of flexible printed circuits (FPCs),
wherein the FPCs comprise a first FPC and a second FPC,
wherein the first FPC is connected to the first conductive layer, and
wherein the second FPC is connected to the second conductive layer,
wherein the first conductive layer comprises N rows of first conductive patterns that are arranged in a first direction,
wherein one end of the first conductive pattern on each row is connected to one end of a first metal wire,
wherein the other end of the first metal wire is connected to the first FPC such that N first metal wires are directly connected
to the first FPC,

wherein the second conductive layer comprises M columns of second conductive patterns that are arranged in a second direction,
wherein one end of the second conductive pattern on each column is connected to one end of a second metal wire,
wherein the other end of the second metal wire is connected to the second FPC such that M second metal wires are directly
connected to the second FPC,

wherein the second conductive pattern on each column and the first conductive pattern on each row are used to generate a coupling
capacitance,

wherein a ray in the first direction is perpendicular to a ray in the second direction, and
wherein a length of the first FPC in the second direction is less than a perpendicular distance between a 1st row and an nth row.

US Pat. No. 9,451,669

CMOS ADJUSTABLE OVER VOLTAGE ESD AND SURGE PROTECTION FOR LED APPLICATION

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

1. A light emitting diode protection circuit, comprising:
a plurality of diodes connected in series;
a first input connected to a first diode of the plurality of diodes;
a second input connected to a junction between two of the plurality of diodes, wherein shorting the first input to the second
input reduces a breakdown voltage of the plurality of diodes;

an output;
a first resistor connected between the plurality of diodes and the output;
a transistor with a gate connected to a junction between the first resistor and the plurality of diodes and a source connected
to the output;

a second resistor connected between the first input and a drain of the transistor; and
a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) with an anode connected to the first input, a base connected to the drain of the transistor,
and a cathode connected to the output.

US Pat. No. 9,450,953

BLACKLISTING OF FREQUENTLY USED GESTURE PASSWORDS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method implemented on a server for blacklisting gesture passwords, the method comprising:
receiving a vector from an electronic device, the vector representing a gesture password, wherein the gesture password comprises
a set of one or more strokes, each stroke comprising a set of one or more points, the vector being a similarity-preserving
vector generated by encrypting the set of one or more strokes using a set of slowly varying functions;

associating the received vector with a cluster of vectors each representing the same or similar gesture password based on
a low distance from the received vector to the vectors in the cluster of vectors;

determining whether the association of the received vector with the cluster of vectors causes a number of vectors in the cluster
to exceed a threshold value for a number of incidences of the same or similar vectors representing the same or similar gesture
password;

when the number of vectors in the cluster exceeds the threshold value,
updating a blacklist stored on the server to include the vectors within the cluster; and
sending to the electronic device a notification that the gesture password has been blacklisted.

US Pat. No. 9,450,877

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOAD BALANCING COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a gateway device configured to be operatively coupled to a switch via a plurality of links, the gateway device configured
to operatively couple a network node during a communication session of the network node with the switch, the gateway device
storing an association between the communication session of the network node and a link from the plurality of links such that
data sent via the communication session of the network node is sent via the link,

the gateway device configured to receive, from a virtual port associated with the network node, a login request, the gateway
device configured to send, based on the login request from the virtual port, a login request to the switch to initiate a communication
session of the virtual port between the virtual port and the switch, the gateway device configured to associate the communication
session of the virtual port with the link from the plurality of links based on the communication session of the network node
being associated with the link such that data sent via the communication session of the virtual port is sent via the link
and such that load through the network node is balanced.

US Pat. No. 9,450,355

USB PLUG CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A USB (Universal Serial Bus) plug connector comprising:
an insulative housing having a main portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the main portion, the tongue portion
having an upper surface, a lower surface, a pair of lateral surfaces, and a frontal vertical surface, a pair of recesses being
defined on both sides of each of the upper surface and the lower surface, an interspace being defined between each lateral
surface of the tongue portion and the main portion;

a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing; and
a metal shell assembled on the insulative housing, the metal shell comprising a front wall, a pair of horizontal walls bent
backwardly from upper and lower edges of the front wall, and a pair of vertical walls bent backwardly from left and right
ends of the front wall, each vertical wall comprising a base portion, a rigid beam extending backwardly from the base portion
and inserted in the interspace of the insulative housing, and a pair of wing portions bent horizontally from upper and lower
edges of the base portion and received in the recesses of the tongue portion.

US Pat. No. 9,450,155

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING WAVELENGTH CONVERTING LAYER

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light emitting device, comprising:
semiconductor stacked structures electrically connected to one another by connectors, wherein the semiconductor stacked structures
comprise a first semiconductor stacked structure and a second semiconductor stacked structure;

a wavelength converting layer covering upper surfaces of the semiconductor stacked structures;
first electrodes disposed on the semiconductor stacked structures, respectively;
second electrodes disposed on the semiconductor stacked structures, respectively;
a first additional electrode disposed only on the first electrode on the first semiconductor stacked structure;
a second additional electrode disposed only on the second electrode on the second semiconductor stacked structure; and
a mount comprising a first lead terminal and a second lead terminal, electrically connected to the first additional electrode
and the second additional electrode, respectively,

wherein each of the connectors electrically connects two of the semiconductor stacked structures by connecting the first electrode
of one semiconductor stacked structure to the second electrode of another semiconductor stacked structure, and

wherein the connectors are disposed under an upper surface of the wavelength converting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,449,805

ISOLATION OF CHARGED PARTICLE OPTICS FROM VACUUM CHAMBER DEFORMATIONS

Agilent Technologies Inc....

1. A charged particle processing apparatus, comprising:
a vacuum chamber comprising a chamber wall;
an optics plate;
charged particle optics mounted to the optics plate; and
a plurality of mounting members coupled between the optics plate and the chamber wall, wherein the mounting members are configured
for cooperatively constraining six degrees of freedom of the optics plate, and at least one of the mounting members is movable
or flexible in at least one direction in response to deformation of the chamber wall.

US Pat. No. 9,446,959

SYNTHETIC AMORPHOUS SILICA POWDER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method for producing a synthetic amorphous silica powder, comprising, in the recited order: a granulating step for producing
a siliceous gel, drying the siliceous gel into a dry powder, pulverizing particles of the dry powder, and then classifying
the pulverized particles to obtain a silica powder; a spheroidizing step based on a thermal plasma for delivering, at a predetermined
supplying rate, particles of the silica powder into a plasma torch in which argon is introduced therein with a predetermined
flow rate and a plasma is generated by a predetermined high-frequency power, in a manner to heat the particles at a temperature
from 2,000° C. to the boiling point of silicon dioxide, thereby melting the particles; a cleaning step for removing fine particles
attached onto surfaces of the silica powder particles; and a drying step for drying the silica powder particles; wherein the
spheroidizing step comprises adjusting the flow rate of the argon to 50 L/min or more and a value of A/B (Whr/kg) to 3.0×103 to less than 1.0×104, where A is the high-frequency power (W), and B is the supplying rate (kg/hr) of the silica powder particles, thereby obtaining
a synthetic amorphous silica powder having: an average particle diameter D50 of 10 to 2,000 ?m; a quotient of greater than 1.35 and not more than 1.75 obtained by dividing a BET specific surface area
of the powder by a theoretical specific surface area calculated from the average particle diameter D50; a real density of 2.10 to 2.20 g/cm3; an intra-particulate porosity of 0 to 0.05; a circularity of 0.50 to 0.75; and an unmolten ratio of greater than 0.25 and
not more than 0.60.

US Pat. No. 9,450,669

MICROCHANNEL PLATE BASED OPTICAL COMMUNICATION RECEIVER SYSTEM

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A microchannel plate based optical communication receiving system comprising:
an optical receiver providing a stream of modulated electrons;
an electrically powered microchannel plate, the plate having a first current prior to receiving the stream of modulated electrons
and having a second current as the electrons pass through the microchannel plate;

a sense amplifier and filter in electrical communication with the microchannel plate sensing the change in current from the
first to second current, and the filter is selectively set to a modulation frequency band pass, wherein the modulation frequency
band pass is similar to the frequency of the modulated electrons moving through the microchannel plate; and

a demodulator in electrical communication with the sense amplifier to demodulate the electrons;
a data output signal exiting from the demodulator; and
a receiver for receiving the data output signal and extracting a piece of information.

US Pat. No. 9,450,043

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR FABRICATING AND ASSEMBLING PRINTABLE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENTS

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A stretchable semiconductor element comprising:
an elastic substrate having a supporting surface; and
a stretchable semiconductor structure having a curved internal surface, wherein said stretchable semiconductor structure is
a single crystalline semiconductor material, wherein said curved internal surface is continuously bonded to said supporting
surface while said elastic substrate is in an expanded state, wherein said curved internal surface has at least one convex
region and at least one concave region, and wherein said stretchable semiconductor structure comprises a bent structure under
strain resulting from application of a force arising from allowing said elastic substrate to relax from the expanded state.

US Pat. No. 9,447,505

WET ETCHING METHODS FOR COPPER REMOVAL AND PLANARIZATION IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for wet chemical etching comprising:
(a) a substrate holder configured to hold and rotate a semiconductor substrate;
(b) a first nozzle configured to apply a liquid etchant to a working surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first
nozzle is configured to be radially movable during treatment of the semiconductor substrate;

(c) a second nozzle configured to apply a liquid quenchant to the surface of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first
nozzle and the second nozzle are proximate to each other during treatment of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the second
nozzle is configured to be radially movable during treatment of the semiconductor substrate, and wherein the second nozzle
is configured to be positioned at a more radially outward location than the first nozzle during treatment of the semiconductor
substrate, and

(d) a chemical wet etch endpoint detector,wherein the apparatus is configured to establish a treating area said treating area less than the total area of the working
surface of the semiconductor substrate and comprising that portion of the semiconductor substrate contacted by the liquid
etchant but not also contacted by the liquid quenchant.

US Pat. No. 9,446,925

MEDIUM PROCESSING APPARATUS AND FINANCIAL DEVICE

LG CNS CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. A medium processing apparatus comprising:
a stacking surface on which a medium is stacked;
first and second transfer rollers for transferring the medium to be stacked onto the stacking surface;
a sheet roller for hitting the medium transferred by the first and second transfer rollers;
a rotation shaft to which the sheet roller is connected; and
a damper with which the medium transferred by the first and second transfer rollers collides;
wherein the sheet roller comprises a body part connected to the rotation shaft and a contact part extending from the body
part,

wherein at least one portion of the body part of the sheet roller is disposed above the stacking surface, and
wherein the sum of a length of the contact part and a height of the shortest medium is less than a distance between the stacking
surface and the damper.

US Pat. No. 9,451,660

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a board having a first surface on a first surface side thereof and a second surface on a second surface side thereof, the
second surface being an opposite side to the first surface;

a light emitting element mounted on the first surface of the board;
a first transparent member that seals the light emitting element;
a second transparent member disposed around a periphery of the first transparent member and continuously extending around
both the first surface side and the second surface side of the board to continuously encapsulate the board; and

a pair of plates penetrating the second transparent member, one plate of the pair of plates longitudinally extending in a
first direction and the other plate of the pair of plates, longitudinally extending in an opposite direction to the first
direction,

wherein the second transparent member comprises a phosphor therein,
wherein the second transparent member is arranged to cover an edge surface of the board which is formed along a thickness
of the board,

wherein the board is configured to be transparent so that a light emitted from the light emitting element on the first surface
of the board forwards outside of the light emitting device through the second surface of the board,

wherein the second transparent member is elongated and longitudinally extends along an elongated direction, and
wherein each of the plates is continuously extended in the elongated direction from inside of the first transparent member
to outside of the second transparent member.

US Pat. No. 9,450,870

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLOW MANAGEMENT IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKS

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SY...

1. A switch, comprising:
processing circuitry;
one or more switch ports;
a flow definition management apparatus configured to:
identify a generic flow definition which specifies a flow that is not specific to any input switch port of the switch; and
convert the generic flow definition to one or more input-port-specific flow rules, wherein an input-port-specific flow rule
corresponds to one of the switch ports of the switch; and

a flow lookup data structure configured to store the one or more input-port-specific flow rules in association with the corresponding
switch port, wherein the corresponding switch port supports processing a dataflow based on a flow rule.

US Pat. No. 9,450,725

WIRELESS APPARATUS FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY (HE) COMMUNICATION WITH ADDITIONAL SUBCARRIERS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless apparatus configured for operation as a high-efficiency (HE) station (HE-STA), the apparatus comprising:
memory; and
processing circuitry configured to:
decode a legacy signal field (L-SIG) of a HE data unit, the L-SIG comprising four reference subcarriers, the four reference
subcarriers comprising two subcarriers at each edge a 20 MHz channel; and

decode a HE-signal field (HE-SIG-A) of the HE data unit, the HE-SIG-A comprising a total number of data subcarriers including
four data subcarriers corresponding in frequency to the four reference subcarriers of the L-SIG, the four data subcarriers
comprising two subcarriers at each edge of the 20 MHz channel,

wherein the four reference subcarriers of the L-SIG are in addition to a legacy number of data subcarriers included in the
L-SIG.

US Pat. No. 9,450,354

DUAL ORIENTATION CONNECTOR AND ASSEMBLY OF THE SAME

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulative housing with a base and a mating tongue extending forwardly in a front-to-rear direction from the base, the
mating tongue defining a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;

a plurality of contact strips disposed around said first surface and said second surface of the mating tongue of the insulative
housing;

each contact strip formed from stamped metal sheet and comprising a first contacting section exposed upon the first surface
and arranged along a transverse direction perpendicular to the front-to-rear direction, and a second contacting section exposed
upon the second surface and arranged along the transverse direction;

wherein the first and second contacting sections of each contact strip extend along the front-to-rear direction; wherein
the electrical connector includes a metallic shell surrounding the insulative housing to define a mating cavity with the mating
tongue extending in the mating cavity, and the first and second surfaces are commonly facing the mating cavity in an opposite
manner; wherein

the metallic shell defines a rigid tab bending into the mating cavity and extending in a plane perpendicular to the mating
tongue for preventing mis-mating; wherein

each contact strip defines an arc connection connecting the first contacting section with the second contacting section at
a front end thereof; wherein

the contact strip defines a mounting section extending out of the base of the insulative housing, a first connecting section
construed between the mounting section and the first contacting section and a second connecting section extending from a rear
end of the second connecting section opposite to the arc connection, the first and second connecting sections are mechanically
connected with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,447,682

CARBON-BASED FLUORESCENT TRACERS AS OIL RESERVOIR NANO-AGENTS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of analyzing a subsurface petroleum formation, comprising the steps of:
injecting a fluid comprising a plurality of fluorescent nanoagents produced from a solution comprising citric acid, an amino
alcohol and deionized water reacted under conditions capable of synthesizing the fluorescent nanoagent into an injection well,
said injection well being fluidly connected to the subsurface petroleum formation;

recovering the fluid injected into the injection well at a production well, said production well being fluidly connected to
said subsurface petroleum formation;

analyzing the recovered fluid for the presence of the fluorescent nanoagents present therein.

US Pat. No. 9,450,522

FIELD CONTROL DEVICE, METHOD OF FIELD CONTROL, AND SYNCHRONOUS ROTATING MACHINE

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A field control device for a synchronous rotating machine including armature and field windings, the field control device
comprising:
a target operating condition input unit to accept, as inputs, target operating condition demand values including a final-control-quantity
demand value which is a demand value of a final control quantity of the synchronous rotating machine;

a first subtraction unit to subtract, from the final-control-quantity demand value input by the target operating condition
input unit, a final-control-quantity feedback value of the synchronous rotating machine to output a final-control-quantity
deviation;

a final-control-quantity control computation unit to accept, as an input, the final-control-quantity deviation from the first
subtraction unit, to output a field-current correction demand value;

an anticipatory computation unit to output a field-current anticipatory demand value based on the operating condition demand
values input by the target operating condition input unit;

an addition unit to add the field-current correction demand value and the field-current anticipatory demand value to output
a field-current setting value;

a second subtraction unit to subtract, from the field-current setting value, a value of field current flowing through the
field winding to output a field current deviation; and

a field-current regulation device to adjust the field current based on the field current deviation,
wherein the anticipatory computation unit includes:
a dependence characteristic data storage unit to store dependence characteristics which are predicted based on the results
of a no-load test of the synchronous rotating machine; and

a circuit calculation unit to perform a circuit calculation by using the dependence characteristics based on the operating
condition demand values input by the target operating condition input unit to output a field-current anticipatory demand value.

US Pat. No. 9,449,792

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS, APERTURE UNIT, AND CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING METHOD

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A charged particle beam writing apparatus comprising:
a beam emitter configured to emit a charged particle beam;
an aperture having an opening portion through which the charged particle beam emitted by the beam emitter passes;
a thermally conductive member provided on a surface of the aperture and having thermal conductivity; and
a heater provided on a surface of the thermally conductive member and configured to supply heat to the aperture via the thermally
conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,451,606

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FEEDBACK INFORMATION TRANSMISSION BASED ON ENHANCED PHICH

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for feedback information transmission based on an enhanced Physical Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request, HARQ, Indicator
Channel, PHICH, comprising:
determining time-frequency resources occupied by enhanced PHICHs configured in a Physical Downlink Shared Channel, PDSCH,
region by a network side;

notifying a user equipment of the determined time-frequency resources occupied by enhanced PHICHs;
determining groups of enhanced PHICH resources for carrying Acknowledgement/Non-Acknowledgement, ACK/NACK, feedback information
among the time-frequency resources occupied by the enhanced PHICHs according to a scheduling condition of the user equipment;
and

mapping the ACK/NACK feedback information to be transmitted onto the groups of enhanced PHICH resources and transmitting the
ACK/NACK feedback information to the user equipment;

wherein determining the groups of enhanced PHICH resources for carrying the ACK/NACK feedback information among the time-frequency
resources occupied by the enhanced PHICHs according to the scheduling condition of the user equipment comprises:

determining each Physical Resource Block, PRB, pair included in the time-frequency resources occupied by the enhanced PHICH;
and

attributing all of Resource Elements, REs, included in sub-carriers at a specified location among the respective PRB pairs
to a group of enhanced PHICH resources; or attributing a specified part of REs in sub-carriers at a specified location among
the respective PRB pairs to a group of enhanced PHICH resources; or attributing M REs in specified time domain and adjacent
in frequency domain in each PRB pair, among the respective PRB pairs, to a group of enhanced PHICH resources, according to
the scheduling condition of the user equipment, wherein M represents a pre-configured parameter;

wherein mapping the ACK/NACK information to be transmitted onto the groups of E-PHICH resources comprises:
simply encoding the ACK/NACK information to be transmitted;
performing binary phase modulation on the simply encoded ACK/NACK information and orthogonally spreading obtained modulation
symbols; and

mapping the orthogonally spread modulation symbols respectively into the groups of enhanced PHICH resources;
wherein mapping the orthogonally spread modulation symbols respectively into the groups of enhanced PHICH resources comprises:
grouping the orthogonally spread modulation symbols in rows or columns and mapping the respective groups of modulation symbols
respectively onto the REs belonging to the same group of enhanced PHICH resources among the respective PRB pairs.

US Pat. No. 9,451,183

TIME SPACED INFRARED IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A system comprising:
a visible spectrum imaging module comprising a plurality of visible spectrum sensors configured to capture a visible spectrum
image of a scene at a first time;

an infrared imaging module comprising a plurality of infrared sensors configured to capture an infrared image of the scene
at a second time different from the first time, wherein the infrared image comprises an infrared data component; and

a processor configured to communicate with the visible spectrum imaging module and the infrared imaging module and to process
the visible spectrum image and the infrared image to generate a combined image comprising visible spectrum characteristics
of the scene derived from the visible spectrum image and infrared characteristics of the scene derived from the infrared data
component of the infrared image.

US Pat. No. 9,450,031

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE APPLYING THE SAME

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display substrate, comprising:
a base plate; and
a display structure disposed on the base plate and comprising:
a plurality of display units arranged in an array, the display units having a core region and a peripheral region, wherein
the core region comprises at least one first sub-pixel and at least one second sub-pixel, and the peripheral region comprises
at least one third sub-pixel and is located outside the core region.

US Pat. No. 9,449,318

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PAYMENT HOTSPOTS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

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

receiving a first request from a first user device of a first user to generate a payment hotspot;
in response to receiving the first request, associating the first user with a payment hotspot identifier to be broadcasted
by short-range communications circuitry of the first user device;

in response to short-range communications circuitry of a second user device of a second user detecting the payment hotspot
identifier, receiving a second request for a payment from the second user device; and

facilitating a transfer of funds to the first user from the second user based on the second request.

US Pat. No. 9,445,797

PERCUTANEOUS ATRIAL AND VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE DEVICE

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A medical device for closing an anatomical aperture comprising:
a plug body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis, the plug body having a wall with an exterior surface
and an interior surface that defines an interior lumen; and

a seal located within the interior lumen;
a distal loop having a first portion, a second portion and a middle portion extending between the first and second portions,
the middle portion of the distal loop extending through the wall of the plug body between the exterior surface and the interior
surface of the wall proximate to the distal end of the plug body, wherein the first portion of the distal loop radially extends
away from the exterior surface of the wall of the plug body in a first direction and the second portion of the distal loop
radially extends away from the exterior surface of the wall of the plug body in a second direction, wherein the second direction
is opposite of the first direction relative to the longitudinal axis of the plug body; and

a proximal loop having a first portion, a second portion and a middle portion extending between the first and second portions,
the middle portion of the proximal loop extending through the wall of the plug body between the exterior surface and the interior
surface of the wall proximate to the proximal end of the plug body, wherein the first portion of the proximal loop radially
extends away from the exterior surface of the wall of the plug body in the first direction and the second portion of the proximal
loop radially extends away from the exterior surface of the wall of the plug body in the second direction,

wherein the first portions of the proximal and distal loops are angled toward each other and wherein the second portions of
the proximal and distal loops are angled toward each other, and

wherein a first end of the first portion of the proximal loop crosses under a first end of the first portion of the distal
loop, and wherein a second end of the second section of the proximal loop crosses over a second end of the second section
of the distal loop, when the loops are in an unconstrained configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,446,033

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION INCLUDING MIGRATORY FACTOR FOR GUIDING PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS TO INJURY

CLIO, INC., Akita (JP) T...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for activating migration of pluripotent stem cells, comprising: a compound that activates
sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 2 as an active ingredient thereof, wherein the compound is selected from the group consisting
of 1-(2-(1-benzyl-2,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-2-oxoethyl)-5-(trifluoromethyl) pyridin-2(1H)-one, 1-(2-(1-benzyl-2,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-2-oxoethyl)-3-methylimidazolindine-2,4,5-trione,
1-(1-benzyl-2,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-24(1-methyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)thio)ethanone, and (S)-1-(2-(1-benzyl-2,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-2-oxoethyl-2?,3?-dihydrospiro[imidazolidine-4,1?-indene]-2,5-dione.

US Pat. No. 9,451,232

REPRESENTATION AND CODING OF MULTI-VIEW IMAGES USING TAPESTRY ENCODING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for generating at least one view of a scene from a tapestry image, each of the at least one view being associated
with one desired viewpoint of the scene, the method comprising:
providing the tapestry image; wherein the tapestry image comprises a 2 D array of pixels comprising information from a plurality
of views associated with the scene;

providing a coordinates map associated with the tapestry image; wherein position data associated with the pixels of the tapestry
image comprise depth data for each pixel in the tapestry image; and wherein the position data associated with the pixels of
the tapestry image further comprise horizontal disparity data and/or vertical disparity data for each pixel in the tapestry
image;

deriving one or more views of the scene based on the tapestry image and the coordinates map.

US Pat. No. 9,449,133

PARTITION BASED DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION FOR PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DEVICES

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
obtaining a first design comprising a first plurality of logic components, the first design comprising an RTL description;
selectively grouping the first plurality of logic components for the first design into a plurality of partitions;
selectively merging at least a subset of the partitions of the first design;
converting each partition into a corresponding first physical implementation for a programmable logic device (PLD);
obtaining a second design comprising a second plurality of logic components, the second design comprising an RTL description;
comparing the first plurality of logic components to the second plurality of logic components for the second design, the comparing
comprising comparing the RTL descriptions of the first design and the second design, to identify changed and unchanged partitions
between the first design and the second design;

converting each changed partition into a corresponding second physical implementation for the PLD; and
combining the first physical implementations for the unchanged partitions with the second physical implementations for the
changed partitions, wherein the method is implemented by a processing unit configured with configuration data stored on a
non-transitory computer readable medium.

US Pat. No. 9,448,188

VEHICULAR RADIATION INSPECTION SYSTEM

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A vehicular radiation inspection system, comprising:
a mobile vehicle body;
a detection arm carried on the mobile vehicle body and defining a scanning channel together with the mobile vehicle body;
a radiation source mounted on the mobile vehicle body and configured to emit a ray onto an inspected object passing through
the scanning channel; and

a detector mounted on the detection arm and configured to receive the ray emitted from the radiation source,
wherein the vehicular radiation inspection system further comprising a following mechanism separate from the detection arm,
wherein the following mechanism contains radiation protection material, and the following mechanism follows the detection
arm to move in a non-contact manner during inspecting the inspected object, so as to prevent radiation leakage,

wherein at least one sensor, for sensing an actual gap distance between the following mechanism and the detection arm, is
provided on the following mechanism,

wherein there is a predetermined gap distance between the following mechanism and the detection arm during inspecting the
inspected object.

US Pat. No. 9,447,306

CMP POLISHING FLUID, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE PARTICLE, AND METHOD FOR POLISHING BASE MATERIAL

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A CMP polishing liquid comprising:
water; and
an abrasive particle, wherein
the abrasive particle comprises a composite particle having a core including a first particle, and a second particle provided
on the core, wherein the second particle has a diameter of 0.1 to 100 nm,

the first particle contains silica,
the second particle is a cerium hydroxide particle, and
pH of the CMP polishing liquid is equal to or lower than 9.5.

US Pat. No. 9,450,668

PACKET RELAY SYSTEM AND WIRELESS NODE

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A packet relay system including a plurality of nodes which relay a data packet to each other, one of the plurality of nodes
being a sink node, each one of the nodes including:
a packet transmitting unit which transmits a hello packet to its own adjacent nodes at predetermined time intervals;
an arrival rate calculation unit which calculates, for each of said adjacent nodes, an arrival rate of a packet from said
sink node, wherein the arrival rate is calculated based upon a sequence number included in a header of the packet and a total
number of hello packets received from the sink node;

a link cost calculation unit which calculates a link cost based on the arrival rate for each of said adjacent nodes;
an accumulated link cost value acquisition unit which receives the hello packet transmitted from each of said adjacent nodes
and acquires, for each of said adjacent nodes, an accumulated value of a link cost calculated by each node in a range of nodes
from said sink node to each of said adjacent nodes, said accumulated value being included in the received hello packet;

a path cost calculation unit which calculates, for each of said adjacent nodes, a path cost by adding the link cost calculated
to the accumulated value; and

a packet relay unit which relays the data packet to one adjacent node on a path having a lowest path cost of the path costs
calculated for the adjacent nodes,

wherein the arrival rate calculation unit, the link cost calculation unit, the accumulated link cost value acquisition unit,
the path cost calculation unit, and the packet relay unit are implemented using an electric arithmetic circuit,

wherein the packet relay unit determines whether a relay of the data packet is successful or not,
wherein, if it is determined that relay of the data packet to the adjacent node is unsuccessful, the packet relay unit selects
another adjacent node of the remaining adjacent nodes other than the one adjacent node in ascending order of the path cost
to relay the data packet,

wherein, if it is determined that relay of the data packet to each of the remaining adjacent nodes is unsuccessful, the packet
relay unit re-selects the one adjacent node to relay the data packet, and

wherein, each time it is determined that the relay of the data packet has been unsuccessful, the packet relay unit counts
a number of retransmissions of the data packet and, if the number of retransmissions reaches a predetermined limit value,
the packet relay unit terminates the relay process for the data packet.

US Pat. No. 9,449,886

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FORMATION THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method, comprising:
etching a substrate to define a set of fins;
masking a top surface of a first subset of the set of fins;
etching a second subset of the set of fins while the top surface of the first subset is masked to reduce a fin height of fins
that are members of the second subset;

etching a portion of the substrate between a first fin of the second subset and a second fin of the second subset to define
a trench;

forming a shallow trench isolation (STI) region within a first portion of the trench and a second portion of the trench; and
depositing a conductive material within a third portion of the trench, over the first subset, and over the second subset to
form a metal connect, wherein:

the third portion of the trench is between the first portion of the trench and the second portion of the trench, and
the metal connect is in contact with the first subset and the second subset.

US Pat. No. 9,446,145

CURCUMIN-ANTIBODY CONJUGATES AS ANTI-CANCER AGENTS

RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF TH...

1. A curcumin derivative having the formula I:
Z-L-Y   (I)
wherein:
Z represents:

A represents —CH2—CH2— or —CH?CH—;

L represents —C(O)—(NH)n1—R—(NH)n2—C(O)—;

R represents a saturated or unsaturated, branched or unbranched hydrocarbyl chain having a minimum of 3 carbon atoms in the
chain; wherein the maximum number of carbon atoms in the chain is 24; and wherein the carbon atoms of the chain can be replaced
by at least one heteroatom, wherein the heteroatoms are independently —O— or —NH2—, with the proviso that each heteroatom is separated from each other heteroatom by at least two carbon atoms;

n1 and n2 independently represent 0 or 1; and
Y represents a CD68 antibody.

US Pat. No. 9,450,579

RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES HAVING REDUCED INTERMODULATION DISTORTION

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A semiconductor die comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a first switch circuit formed on the semiconductor substrate connected between an antenna node and a transmit node;
a second switch circuit formed on the semiconductor substrate and connected between the antenna node and a receive node;
a first capacitor formed on the semiconductor substrate and connected in series with the first switch circuit between the
first switch circuit and the antenna node;

a second capacitor formed on the semiconductor substrate and connected in series with the second switch circuit between the
second switch circuit and the antenna node; and

a first shunt arm formed on the semiconductor substrate and connected to the first switch circuit and the transmit node, the
first shunt arm including a third switch circuit connected to ground.

US Pat. No. 9,449,399

RECOGNIZING METHOD OF FLAKY OR BLOCKY PROHIBITED ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVES OR DRUGS

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for recognizing flaky prohibited articles, explosives or drugs, characterized in that, comprising steps of:
(1) reading in tomogram data of an object to be inspected for one tomogram;
(2) pre-processing the tomogram data;
(3) splitting the pre-processed tomogram data into a plurality of regions that have similar physical properties;
(4) analyzing whether each of the split regions is a flaky region;
(5) determining whether the flaky region recognized in the current tomogram can be merged with the flaky region detected from
the previous tomogram, so as to form a flaky target;

(6) determining whether each detected flaky target is complete or finished;
(7) repeating steps (1)-(6) and processing each tomogram data layer by layer, until all of the tomogram data have been processed.

US Pat. No. 9,449,102

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ENABLING ACCESS TO A RESOURCE UTILIZING A TOKEN

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, at a first server system, a first request from a device of a user to make a resource accessible;
in response to the first request, generating, by the first server system, a token;
the first server system storing, in a memory, the token;
the first server system storing, in association with the token, pointer information that indicates a location of computer
code that is executable to access the resource; and

in response to the first request, sending by the first system to the device of the user the token and an instruction to transmit
the token to a second server system, wherein the token is usable by the device of the user for inclusion in a second request
to the second server system and wherein the token is usable by the second server system to perform a look-up of the token,
verify that the token is stored, and permit access to the resource using the pointer information.

US Pat. No. 9,445,712

MEDICAL DEVICE ILLUMINATOR AND CHARGING SYSTEM

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A portable medical illuminator configured for attachment to a medical device, the illuminator comprising:
an illuminator housing;
a light source disposed in relation to the housing;
a portable rechargeable power supply connected to the light source; and
an inductive charging coil disposed within the illuminator housing to enable charging of the portable power supply wherein
the medical device is a vaginal speculum and the housing includes at least one feature for assembly to an inner surface of
a blade of the vaginal speculum.

US Pat. No. 9,450,407

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POWER MANAGEMENT IN SUBSTATIONS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for power management in a plant electrical network comprising one or more upstream and downstream substations,
the one or more upstream and downstream substations comprising a plurality of power equipment, and wherein the power management
is carried out using one or more local controllers and a central controller, the one or more local controllers and the central
controller being configured for the power management in their respective local process areas within the plant electrical network,
and wherein the one or more local controllers and the central controller are also configured for communication in a plant
wide communication network, wherein the one or more local controllers and the central controller communicate with each other
and with a plurality of intelligent electronic devices associated with respective power equipment of the plurality of power
equipment, the method comprising:
receiving, at the central controller, load condition information which includes an amount of overload in at least one of the
power equipment along with a direction of the overload, from at least one local controller among the one or more local controllers
in the plant electrical network;

performing power balance computations, by the central controller, for plant wide power management considering the received
load condition information;

issuing, by the central controller, a power management command along with a priority information based on the direction of
the overload to the one or more local controllers in the plant wide communication network; and

carrying out load shedding by the central controller or the one or more local controllers in their respective local process
areas based on the power balance computations and the issued power management command.

US Pat. No. 9,449,494

FIRST-RESPONDER NOTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES

General Motors LLC, Detr...

1. A method of notifying parties in close proximity to a vehicle of a potential vehicle hazard, comprising the steps of:
(a) identifying an abnormal condition of a vehicle using one or more vehicle system modules (VSMs);
(b) determining a type of propulsion system installed on the vehicle;
(c) generating a notification that identifies at least one possible hazard relating to the determined type of propulsion system;
(d) communicating the notification to a party located within a predetermined range of the vehicle using a vehicle telematics
unit; and

(e) presenting the notification to the party at a wireless device within the predetermined range of the vehicle.
US Pat. No. 9,447,406

CHEMICALLY MODIFIED CYSTATHIONINE BETA-SYNTHASE ENZYME FOR TREATMENT OF HOMOCYSTINURIA

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for treating or ameliorating a disease, disorder, or condition associated with elevated homocysteine, the method
comprising administering a composition comprising an isolated carboxyl-terminal truncated cystathionine-?-synthase (CBS) polypeptide,
said truncated CBS polypeptide comprising a carboxyl-terminal truncation spanning any of amino acid residues 383-551 of SEQ
ID NO: 2, wherein said truncated CBS polypeptide is a chemically cleaved, enzymatically cleaved or genetically engineered
truncate thereof, and wherein said truncated CBS polypeptide is covalently linked to one or a plurality of polyethylene glycol
molecules.
US Pat. No. 9,446,152

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL BASED OLIGOMERS FOR COATING NANOPARTICLES, NANOPARTICLES COATED THEREWITH, AND RELATED METHODS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A composition comprising:
nanoparticles surface-capped with a coating composition, the coating composition comprising:
repeating polyacrylic acid monomer units covalently bound together in an aliphatic chain having a plurality of carboxylic
acid functional groups and modified carboxylic acid functional groups extending therefrom, wherein a first portion of the
modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having a terminal methoxy functional group and a
second portion of the modified carboxylic acid functional groups are modified by a PEG oligomer having at least one terminal
sulfur moiety.

US Pat. No. 9,451,688

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PARTICLE BEAM PRODUCTION

Ion Beam Applications S.A...

1. A particle accelerator of the type synchrocyclotron for producing an energetic pulsed ion beam, said accelerator comprising
an ion source for producing ions and a radio frequency acceleration system for accelerating said ions, said accelerator comprising:
Means for varying the number of particles within each beam pulse of said pulsed ion beam from a minimum value to a maximum
value as function of the value of a beam control parameter, said parameter being related to the operation of the ion source
and/or of the RF system,

A beam control device comprising:
a first interface for receiving an external instruction specifying the required number of particles for each beam pulse;
a calibration table or parameter values of a mathematical function defining the relation between the value of said beam control
parameter and said number of particles within a beam pulse, said table or parameters being stored on a suitable storing means;

means for determining the required value of said beam control parameter corresponding to said required number of particles
using said calibration table or said mathematical function;

a second interface for sending said required value of said beam control parameter to said means for varying the number of
particles;

the particle accelerator further compromising:
control means for automatically generating said calibration table or said mathematical function by defining a number of different
values for said beam control parameter, producing for each said value a beam pulse and measuring the corresponding number
of particles within each produced beam pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,451,013

PROVIDING INSTANCE AVAILABILITY INFORMATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for providing information regarding the operational status of instances of computing resources
provided by a distributed execution environment, the method comprising performing computer-implemented operations for:
collecting data from one or more sources within the distributed execution environment regarding the operational status of
one or more components utilized to provide the instances of computing resources;

collecting data from one or more sources external to the distributed execution environment, the data collected from the one
or more sources external to the distributed execution environment being relevant to a determination of a probability of a
future failure of the instances of computing resources;

utilizing the data from the one or more sources within the distributed execution environment and the data from the one or
more sources external to the distributed execution environment to generate instance availability information, the instance
availability information comprising data identifying actual failures of the instances of computing resources, a severity of
the failures of the instances of computing resources, and a probability of the future availability of the instances of computing
resources;

providing the instance availability information to one or more users of the distributed execution environment; and
taking one or more actions with regard to one or more of the instances of computing resources based upon the instance availability
information and in response to one or more requests received from the one or more users, wherein the one or more actions comprise
at least one of migrating the one or more of the instances of computing resources from a data center into another data center,
migrating the one or more of the instances of computing resources out of the distributed execution environment, scaling up
a number of instances of computing resources or scaling down the number of instances of computing resources, or performing
one or more backup operations with respect to the one or more of the instances of computing resources.

US Pat. No. 9,450,409

CONVERTER STATION POWER SET POINT ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. A method of identifying viable real and/or reactive power set points for converter stations connecting a first power system
to an AC second power system, the converter stations each having a real and reactive power set point initially determined
as part of a main loadflow analysis periodically performed on the AC power system, the method comprising:
calculating real and/or reactive power set point candidates for each of the converter stations before the main loadflow analysis
is performed again on the AC power system, the power set point candidates calculated based on information determined as part
of a previous iteration of the main loadflow analysis on the AC power system, the power set point candidates further being
calculated between periods of the main loadflow analysis;

identifying which of the power set point candidates violate an operating constraint imposed on the AC power system;
defining a region of valid power set points for the converter stations that excludes the power set point candidates which
violate an operating constraint imposed on the AC power system; and

changing the real and/or reactive power set points for the converter stations to correspond to one of the power set point
candidates in the region between periods of the main loadflow analysis and before performing another main loadflow analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,450,222

ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE, AND VEHICLE MOUNTED ELECTRIC STORAGE SYSTEM

GS Yuasa International Lt...

1. An electric storage device comprising:
a positive electrode including a positive electrode substrate and a positive electrode mixture layer, the positive electrode
mixture layer being formed on the positive electrode substrate and containing a positive electrode active material;

a negative electrode including a negative electrode substrate and a negative electrode mixture layer, the negative electrode
mixture layer being formed on the negative electrode substrate and containing a negative electrode active material; and

a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein
the separator yields a triple value of standard deviation of local air resistance of at least 20 seconds/10 cc but not more
than 350 seconds/10 cc, the triple value of standard deviation of the local air resistance being calculated from measured
values of a time period required for a 10 cc air to pass through an air orifice having a diameter of 5 mm at 16 sampling points
in accordance with JIS P8117 with a Gurley-type densometer, the sampling points spaced at 15 mm or more from one another in
a MD direction in which a raw material of the separator is conveyed to be formed into a sheet, the sampling points further
being equally spaced 4 points in a TD direction perpendicular to the MD direction along a surface of the sheet wherein an
air resistance is the time required for a gas with specific volume to permeate an object measured in units second/cc.

US Pat. No. 9,448,914

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING REMOTE DEBUGGING

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for implementing remote debugging by a remote debugging system, the remote debugging system comprising a remote
debugging client, a debugger agent, a transit agent, a debuggee agent, and a remote debugging server, the remote debugging
client and the debugger agent both belonging to a first local area network (LAN), the debuggee agent and the remote debugging
server both belonging to a second LAN, the second LAN and the first LAN being different communication networks, and the transit
agent belonging to an external communication network excluding the first LAN and the second LAN; and the method comprising:
sending, by the remote debugging client, debugging information to the debugger agent;
acquiring, by the debugger agent, a process identifier corresponding to the remote debugging client, a receive port identifier,
and keyword information corresponding to the debugger agent; and encapsulating the process identifier corresponding to the
remote debugging client, the receive port identifier, the keyword information corresponding to the debugger agent, and the
debugging information in a packet, and sending the packet to the transit agent;

performing, by the transit agent, decapsulation processing on the packet to obtain the keyword information corresponding to
the debugger agent, determining, according to a stored mapping table, the debuggee agent that has a correspondence to the
debugger agent, and forwarding the packet to the debuggee agent that has the correspondence to the debugger agent;

performing, by the debuggee agent, decapsulation processing on the packet to obtain the debugging information, the process
identifier corresponding to the remote debugging client, and the receive port identifier, and sending, according to the receive
port identifier, the debugging information to a corresponding port of the remote debugging server corresponding to the process
identifier; and

performing, by the remote debugging server, debugging according to the debugging information.

US Pat. No. 9,447,957

LED LAMP

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light-emitting diode lamp, comprising:
a substrate;
at least one first light source disposed on a first surface of the substrate;
at least one second light source disposed on a second surface of the substrate opposite to the first surface; and
a heat dissipation part comprising a first heatsink disposed on the second surface of the substrate and corresponding to the
at least one first light source, and a second heatsink disposed on the first surface of the substrate and corresponding to
the at least one second light source.

US Pat. No. 9,447,636

BATTERY-POWERED MOTORIZED WINDOW TREATMENT HAVING A SERVICE POSITION

Lutron Electronics Co., I...

11. A battery-powered motorized roller shade adapted to be mounted to a surface for covering at least a portion of a window,
the motorized roller shade comprising:
first and second roller tube end brackets;
a roller tube mounted between the first and second roller tube brackets;
a flexible shade fabric windingly received around the roller tube, the shade fabric having a first fabric end connected to
the roller tube and a second fabric end opposite the first fabric end;

a motor drive unit located inside the roller tube for controlling the covering material between a fully-opened and a fully-closed
position;

an enclosure connected to the first and second roller tube end brackets, the enclosure including a compartment for receiving
at least one battery for powering the motor drive unit, the enclosure having a rear side for receiving the at least one battery
into the compartment; and

at least one mounting bracket for coupling the enclosure to the surface;
wherein the motorized roller tube is adjustable into a service position in which access is provided to the rear side of the
enclosure to provide access to the at least one battery through the rear side, the mounting bracket remaining coupled to the
surface and the enclosure remaining coupled to the mounting bracket when the motorized roller shade is in the service position.

US Pat. No. 9,446,185

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING ACCURACY OF FLUID DELIVERY

Roche Diabetes Care, Inc....

1. An ambulatory infusion pump for delivering a desired volume of a therapeutic fluid to a patient's body, the pump including
a dispensing unit comprising:
a reservoir to retain therapeutic fluid;
a driving mechanism for delivering therapeutic fluid from the reservoir into a patient's body, the driving mechanism including
a movable member that moves when therapeutic fluid is being delivered;

at least one sensor configured to sense a relative radial position of the movable member from an initial position, and generates
position sensor signals representing the relative position of the movable member from the initial position, the sensor sensing
in the direction from a circumference inward along a radius of the movable member, the at least one sensor comprising a light-emitting
source and a light detector, with equally spaced protrusions on the moveable member therebetween intermittently blocking the
light emitted by the light-emitting source, and the at least one sensor detects when the protrusions block the light emitted
by the light-emitting source and generates the position sensor signals as on-off signals transmitted to a processor; and

the processor in electrical communication with the at least one sensor and configured with instructions to control the driving
mechanism,

wherein the processor controls the driving mechanism based on the position sensor signals representing the relative position
of the movable member from the initial position and at least one flow characteristic of the therapeutic fluid being delivered
such that a compensation movement of the movable member is determined and executed to compensate for a change in the flow
of therapeutic fluid occurring during operation of the driving mechanism, wherein the compensation movement is an additional
positional movement of the moveable member from the relative position to a final position in order to deliver the desired
volume of the therapeutic fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,447,443

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 3-ACETYLAMINO-4-HYDROXYBENZOIC ACID

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for producing 3-acetylamino-4-hydroxybenzoic acid or a salt thereof, comprising:
a) culturing a microorganism so that 3-acetylamino-4-hydroxybenzoic acid or a salt thereof is produced, and
b) collecting said 3-acetylamino-4-hydroxybenzoic acid or salt thereof;
wherein the microorganism is transformed with a recombinant vector encoding a GriI protein, a GriH protein, or GriI and GriH
proteins, and has increased formation of 3-amino-4-hydroxybenzoic acid from dihydroxyacetone phosphate and aspartate semialdehyde
as compared to the same microorganism that does not comprise said recombinant vector, and

wherein the microorganism is transformed with a recombinant vector encoding a N-hydroxyarylamine O-acetyltransferase (NhoA)
protein and has increased NhoA activity as compared to the same microorganism that does not comprise said recombinant vector,
and wherein said NhoA protein is selected from the group consisting of:

(I) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2;
(II) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, but having no more than one to ten amino acid substitutions,
deletions, insertions or additions, and wherein said protein has NhoA activity;

(III) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 95% or more sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID
NO:2 and having NhoA activity; and

(IV) combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,451,579

POSITIONING INFORMATION DETERMINATION METHOD AND DEVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method of determining position information, wherein the method comprises:
receiving, by an evolved Node B (eNB), an uplink signal from a User Equipment (UE);
determining, by the eNB, an angle of arrival, a downtilt angle of beam and a timing advance of the UE from the received uplink
signal; and

positioning, by the eNB, the UE using the angle of arrival, downtilt angle of beam and timing advance of the UE;
wherein the eNB positions the UE using the equations of:
x_UE=x_eNB+m*TA*n*sin(AoA?)*sin(AoA);

y_UE=y_eNB+m*TA*n*sin(AoA?)*cos(AoA); and

z_UE=z_eNB?m*TA*n*cos(AoA?);

wherein x_UE represents the coordinate of the UE on the x-axis; y_UE represents the coordinate of the UE on the y-axis; z_UE
represents the coordinate of the UE on the z-axis; x_eNB represents the coordinate of the eNB on the x-axis; y_eNB represents
the coordinate of the eNB on the y-axis; z_eNB represents the coordinate of the eNB on the z-axis; m represents the ratio
of the distance between the UE and the eNB to the distance determined from the TA, and n represents the distance over which
light propagates in a unit of time the TA represents the Timing Advance; the AoA represents the angle of arrival; and the
AoA? represents the downtilt angle of beam.

US Pat. No. 9,451,225

COLOR AUGMENTED LOCAL AREA CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A system for retention of relative temperature information during local area contrast enhancement of monochrome imagery
acquired from the focal plane of a thermal imager, the system comprising:
a Red, Green, Blue color visual display;
a thermal image processor, having first and second channels generating first and second copies of a single monochrome thermal
image wherein focal plane pixel values represent irradiance of an area of a scene being viewed by a focal plane pixel incident
on said focal plane pixel;

said first channel maps, via a lookup table, said focal plane pixel values to Red, Green and Blue values, which drive the
corresponding Red Green and Blue subpixels of said Red, Green, Blue color visual display, so as to preserve thermal temperature
information of objects in said scene;

said second channel separately processing said second copy of said monochrome thermal image and locally enhancing contrast
of said monochrome thermal image;

wherein a mapped product of said first channel is independent of a locally contrast enhanced product of said second channel
and said locally contrast enhanced product of said second channel is independent of said mapped product of said first channel;
and

wherein said image processor is configured to combine, in said Red, Green, Blue color visual display, said locally contrast
enhanced product of said second channel with said mapped product of said first channel.

US Pat. No. 9,448,713

ELECTRO-VIBROTACTILE DISPLAY

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. An interface device for providing an overall haptic effect, the interface device comprising:
a surface configured to detect a contact by a user or object interacting with the interface device and transmit a signal associated
with the contact;

a sensor configured to detect an impedance of a body part contacting the surface and transmit a sensor signal associated with
the impedance of the body part;

an electrostatic device coupled to the surface and configured to create a first haptic effect at the surface using a first
type of stimulus by generating an electrostatic force between an electrode layer of the electrostatic device and the user
or object;

an actuator separate from the electrostatic device and configured to create a second haptic effect at the surface using a
second type of stimulus that is different from the first type of stimulus; and

a processor in communication with the surface, the sensor, the electrostatic device, and the actuator, the processor configured
to:

receive the sensor signal from the sensor;
determine a characteristic of the first haptic effect or the second haptic effect based at least in part on the sensor signal;
transmit a first haptic signal to the electrostatic device configured to cause the electrostatic device to create the first
haptic effect; and

transmit a second haptic signal to the actuator configured to cause the actuator to create the second haptic effect simultaneously
to the first haptic effect,

wherein the overall haptic effect comprises the first haptic effect generated using the first type of stimulus and the second
haptic effect generated using the second type of stimulus in order to provide feedback to the user or object interacting with
the interface device.

US Pat. No. 9,446,788

BALL SCREW MECHANISM AND STEERING DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A ball screw mechanism comprising:
a screw shaft, on an outer peripheral surface of which a spiral screw shaft-side rolling groove is formed;
a cylindrical nut, on an inner peripheral surface of which a spiral nut-side rolling groove that faces the screw shaft-side
rolling groove is formed; and

a plurality of balls disposed in a rolling passage that is a space surrounded by the screw shaft-side rolling groove and the
nut-side rolling groove, wherein

the nut is provided with:
shift portions provided at both ends of the nut-side rolling groove to shift a track of the nut-side rolling groove in an
axial direction of the screw shaft from the screw shaft-side rolling groove and to displace the nut-side rolling groove to
be deeper in a radial direction of the screw shaft as the track of the nut-side rolling groove is shifted;

a circulation passage that connects between the shift portions provided at both ends of the nut-side rolling groove; and
passage entrances that are each an entrance of a passage that connects between the shift portion and the circulation passage,
and

the passage entrances are each positioned, in the axial direction of the screw shaft, between a starting position of the shift
portion and a position facing an outermost periphery of a screw thread that is adjacent to the screw shaft-side rolling groove
which faces the starting position of the shift portion.

US Pat. No. 9,446,787

BALL SCREW DEVICE, POWER TRANSFER MECHANISM, ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BALL SCREW DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A ball screw device comprising:
a threaded shaft with a groove formed on an outer peripheral surface of the shaft; and
a cylindrical nut whose screw-thread mates with the groove on the threaded shaft via a plurality of balls, wherein
the nut comprises a pair of mounting holes in each of which a deflector is installed, and a communication groove that allows
the mounting holes to communicate with each other,

an opening of the communication groove is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the nut, and the balls are able to roll
through the communication groove, and

a width of the opening of the communication groove is smaller than a diameter of the balls, the communication groove extends
in a direction parallel to an axis of the nut and connects the mounting holes together.

US Pat. No. 9,450,541

SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATED TO LINEAR AND EFFICIENT BROADBAND POWER AMPLIFIERS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A power amplifier (PA) system comprising:
an input circuit configured to receive a radio-frequency (RF) signal at an input port and split the RF signal into a first
portion and a second portion;

a Doherty amplifier circuit including a carrier amplification path coupled to the input circuit to receive the first portion
and a peaking amplification path coupled to the input circuit to receive the second portion, the input circuit including an
isolation resistance implemented between a first node along a first path coupling the input port to the carrier amplification
path and a second node along a second path coupling the input port to the peaking amplification path, the isolation resistance
being selected to prevent or reduce a source-pulling effect between the carrier amplification path and the peaking amplification
path; and

an output circuit coupled to the Doherty amplifier circuit, the output circuit being configured to combine outputs of the
carrier amplification path and the peaking amplification path to yield an amplified RF signal.

US Pat. No. 9,449,615

EXTERNALLY ESTIMATED SNR BASED MODIFIERS FOR INTERNAL MMSE CALCULATORS

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of reducing noise in an audio signal received at a microphone of a wireless communications device having a transmitter,
the audio signal, which is received at the microphone being represented by a plurality of consecutive frames of data, each
consecutive frame of data representing a plurality of consecutive samples of the received audio signal, the method comprising:
converting the audio signal received at the microphone to a plurality of consecutive frames of data representing said audio
signal;

determining a signal to noise ratio (SNR) for a first frame responsive to energy generated by the microphone, and responsive
to the determination of a softSNR and the determination of a realSNR for the first frame;

determining a warped speech probability presence (SPP) factor for the first frame using a minimum mean square error (MMSE)
determiner, which uses a SPP factor determined for the first frame, multiplied by a sigmoid function having a shape known
as a warping factor, the warped SPP factor for the first frame being determined by the determiner using the signal to noise
ratio determined for the first frame;

determining if the warped SPP factor is between pre-determined maximum and minimum values for the warped SPP factor;
determining a re-warped SPP factor by adjusting the warped SPP factor responsive to the determination of whether the warped
SPP factor is between the first and second pre-determined maximum and minimum values for the warped SPP factor;

determining the softSNR and the realSNR for a second frame responsive to the determined re-warped SPP factor, the second frame
following the first frame;

changing the shape of the sigmoid function responsive to the determined realSNR for the second frame;
determine a warped SPP factor for the second frame, based on multiplying the sigmoid function having the changed shape with
a SPP factor for the second frame;

obtaining a set of warped SPP factors by determining a warped SPP factor for each frequency band of the second frame;
determining an average value for the set of warped SPP factors;
comparing the warped SPP factor of the second frame to a predetermined minimum warped SPP factor threshold value;
if the value of the warped SPP factor under comparison is determined to be greater than the threshold value, substituting
the average value for the set of warped SPP factors in place of the warped SPP factor under comparison;

modifying SNR estimate for each frequency band using the warped SPP factor or averaged valued of warped SPP factors for each
frequency band of the second frame;

determine a new SNR for the second frame responsive to the modified SNR estimate for each frequency band;
determine a gain factor for the second frame using the MMSE calculation and the new SNR;
determine a minimum gain to be applied to the signal;
reducing the noise content in the second frame by adjusting a final gain applied to the second frame, wherein the final gain
is calculated using the minimum gain to be applied to the signal and the gain factor for the second frame;

re-converting the reduced-noise content second frame to an audio signal;
providing the reduced noise content second frame to the wireless communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,448,371

RFID-ENABLED OPTICAL ADAPTER FOR USE WITH A PATCH PANEL

CommScope Connectivity UK...

1. A system comprising:
a panel comprising a plurality of openings, each of the opening comprising a respective panel contact, wherein the system
is configured to selectively couple each panel contact to an RFID reader;

a plurality of optical adapters configured to be inserted into the openings of the panel, wherein each optical adapter comprises:
a body in which at least one connector can be inserted;
at least one radio frequency identifier (RFID) antenna;
at least one adapter contact that is electrically connected to the RFID antenna; and
at least one conductor configured to electrically connect the adapter contact to respective one of respective panel contacts
when the optical adapter is inserted into one of the openings of the panel;

wherein the RFID antenna of each connector is configured to be positioned near an RFID tag attached to the connector when
the connector is inserted into the body of the optical adapter; and

wherein the system is configured to selectively couple the RFID reader to each of the panel contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,448,042

DIMINISHING DETONATOR EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH ELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS

The Board Of Regents Of T...

1. An apparatus for the reduction of performance characteristics of a detonator for an explosive device comprising:
a) a source of electromagnetic energy comprising one or more of a capacitor bank or an inductive device;
b) a directional system for transmitting the electromagnetic energy;
c) a control for limiting the electromagnetic energy to a pulse modulated in a frequency and a time;
d) a control for localizing the pulse of the electromagnetic energy; and
e) a control for shaping the pulse of the electromagnetic energy, wherein shaping the pulse of the electromagnetic energy
comprises adjusting one or more of a pulse width, a duty cycle, a period of repetition, an amplitude, a modulation, a dampening
characteristic, a rise time, or a fall time.

US Pat. No. 9,447,093

3,5-DIARYLAZAINDOLES AS DYRK1A PROTEIN INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE DEFICIENCIES ASSOCIATED WITH DOWN'S SYNDROME AND WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Centre National De La Rec...

1. A compound of formula (I?) or one of the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates and hydrates thereof:

wherein:
X3 is F, OH or SH,

Y3 is F, OH or SH,

X1, X2, X4, X5, Y1, Y2, Y4 and Y5 independently of one another are H, F, Cl, Br, OH or SH, and

one to two groups among radicals X1, X2, X4 and X5 are different from H and/or one to two groups among radicals Y1, Y2, Y4 and Y5 are different from H.