US Pat. No. 9,462,710

PRESSURE RELIEF SYSTEM FOR SWITCHGEAR

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Zurich (...

1. A compartment of an arc resistant enclosure for an electrical component comprising:
a plurality of wall structures defining an interior space for housing an electrical component, one of the wall structures
having aperture structure for permitting internal pressure and gasses to flow there-from and vent from the compartment;

a stop structure associated with the aperture structure; and
flap structure associated with the aperture structure and movable from a closed position covering the aperture structure to
an opened position extending outwardly of the compartment permitting the internal pressure and gasses to exit the compartment
through the aperture structure,

wherein, in the closed position, a portion of the flap structure engages the stop structure to prevent the flap structure
from collapsing into the interior space of the compartment,

wherein the flap structure includes a pair of flaps, each flap being hinged to the compartment at one end thereof and each
flap having a free end such that when moving towards the closed position, the free ends move towards each other and generally
abut near a center of the aperture structure in the closed position thereof, and when moving towards the opened position,
the free ends move away from each other, and

wherein the flaps have opposing openable sides, and the compartment further comprises members having portions extending outwardly
and transversely from the one wall structure and adjacent to each of the openable sides of the flaps for preventing external
gasses from getting under the openable sides in the closed position of the flaps.

US Pat. No. 9,460,332

CAPACITIVE FINGERPRINT SENSOR INCLUDING AN ELECTROSTATIC LENS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A capacitive fingerprint sensor, comprising:
a dielectric structure having a contact surface and a sensor surface;
an array of capacitive sensing elements held on or near the sensor surface of the dielectric structure; and
an electrostatic lens formed within the dielectric structure.
US Pat. No. 9,457,011

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACID-RELATED GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS CONTAINING A DITHIOLANE COMPOUND AND A GASTRIC ACID SECRETION INHIBITOR

1. A method of treating acid related gastrointestinal disorders comprising:
administering orally at an effective daily dose a mixture of between 100 mg and 1500 mg of a dithiolane compound and/or one
or more modified derivatives thereof, and a between 5 and 50 mg of a proton pump inhibitor and/or one or more modified derivatives
thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,458,715

DETERMINING THE PLUS FRACTION OF A GAS CHROMATOGRAM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for analyzing a fluid having a plurality of components, comprising:
obtaining a gas chromatogram of the fluid, the gas chromatogram comprising a plus fraction;
determining, from the gas chromatogram, a first ratio of a first at least one component of the fluid to a second at least
one component of the fluid;

comparing the first ratio to a dataset of a plurality of fluids having a respective plurality of component ratios;
determining the plus fraction using the comparison; and
quantifying at least one of the components in the fluid using the determined plus fraction.

US Pat. No. 9,460,746

CREATING A SUB-MICRON PATTERN PROXIMATE A NEAR-FIELD TRANSDUCER USING IN-SLIDER WAVEGUIDE AND LASER

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:
coating an air-bearing surface of a slider with a photoresist having high optical absorbance at or near an operational wavelength
of the slider;

directing light at a target wavelength through an entry of a waveguide integrated into the slider, wherein the light exiting
the waveguide forms a feature through the photoresist, the feature proximate a near-field transducer of the slider; and

forming a sub-micron pattern using the feature.

US Pat. No. 9,459,044

FREEZE DRYING METHODS AND APPARATUSES

HARVEST RIGHT, LLC, Nort...

1. A freeze drying method comprising:
decreasing pressure in a chamber to a first vacuum pressure, the chamber containing a material containing solid water;
as a result of reaching the first vacuum pressure, a control system automatically activating a heater and heating the material
without melting the solid water;

sublimating the solid water to gaseous water and increasing pressure to a second vacuum pressure greater than the first vacuum
pressure;

cooling an interior surface of the chamber to below the material temperature;
condensing and freezing at least a portion of the gaseous water on the interior surface of the chamber; and
as a result of reaching the second vacuum pressure, the control system automatically deactivating the heater and, as a result,
repeating a decrease in pressure to the first vacuum pressure, pressure-activated heater activation as a result of reaching
the first vacuum pressure, material heating, water sublimation, and increase in pressure to the second vacuum pressure and
accomplishing pressure-activated heater cycling.

US Pat. No. 9,461,373

TERMINAL CLAMP

1. A terminal clamp comprising:
a housing,
a clamp pocket arranged in the housing into which a conductor to be clamped can be inserted, the clamp pocket having:
a base wall, and
two side walls which are opposite each other, which extend away from the base wall, and which form a conductor guide channel,
the conductor guide channel having, at least in regions in a longitudinal direction thereof, a cross-section which continually
narrows towards the base wall, and

at least one clamping spring protruding into the clamp pocket for clamping the conductor inserted in the clamp pocket,
wherein the continually narrowing cross-section of the conductor guide channel is formed by at least two indentations which
are opposite each other and which are formed in a transitional region between at least one side wall and the base wall.

US Pat. No. 9,456,617

DEVEINING SYSTEM AND DEVICE

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A shrimp deveining device comprising:
a channel having an inlet, outlet, and walls for holding a shrimp in a substantially vertical orientation;
a driver for causing the shrimp to roll through the channel; and
a blade protruding from a wall of the channel for slicing open back meat of a shrimp rolling through the channel to expose
the vein of the shrimp.

US Pat. No. 9,458,620

GRID STRUCTURE

Singapore University of T...

1. A grid structure formed from a plurality of building blocks, the grid structure comprising:
a plurality of flat panels, wherein two of the plurality of flat panels are paired in parallel to have one of the two parallel
flat panels provide an inner surface to one building block from the plurality of building blocks and the other of the two
parallel flat panels provide an inner surface to another building block from the plurality of building blocks,

wherein within each of the plurality of building blocks, inner surfaces of the building block provided by any two adjacent
panels lie on planes that intersect along a straight line, defined by edges of the two adjacent panels, that passes through
an inner corner of the building block,

wherein at a location where corners of two or more of the plurality of building blocks meet, the straight lines that pass
through the inner corners of adjacent building blocks each lie on axes that have different angles to one another,

wherein within at least two of the plurality of flat panels that are paired, the edges of the paired flat panels which are
closest each lie on axes that have different angles to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,458,795

ACTUATION DEVICE FOR MOVING A MOVABLE COVER OF A THRUST REVERSER

SAGEM DEFENSE SECURITE, ...

1. An actuation device for displacing the movable cover of a thrust reverser, including:
an actuator including a first element and a second element movably mounted in translation with respect to the first element,
one of the first element and the second element being a screw, and the other being a nut capable of cooperating with the screw,
so that a rotation of the first element with respect to the second element brings about translation of the second element
with respect to the first element,

a locking device including a lock portion movable in rotation with respect to the first element between a locked position
wherein the lock portion prevents rotation of the first element and an unlocked position wherein the lock portion allows rotation
of the first element, and a drive member capable of driving in rotation the lock portion toward the unlocked position,

a lock inhibitor device including an inhibiting part movable in translation with respect to the first element between a first
position wherein the inhibiting part allows rotation of the lock portion between the locked position and the unlocked position,
and a second position wherein the inhibiting part prevents rotation of the lock portion toward the locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,457,009

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING AUDITORY DYSFUNCTIONS

THE UNITED STATES OF AMER...

1. A method of treating an auditory impairment associated with cochlear outer hair cell damage, dysfunction or loss in a subject
comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of a composition comprising, as an active agent, one or more
of a carboxy alkyl ester selected from the group consisting of:
(a) 3,4-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid,
(b) 3,5-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid,
(c) 1,3-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid,
(d) 4,5-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid,
(e) 1,5-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid,
(f) 3-O-feruloylquinic acid,
(g) 4-O-feruloylquinic acid,
(h) 5-O-feruloylquinic acid,
(i) 1-O-caffeoylquinic acid,
(j) 3-O-caffeoylquinic acid,
(k) 4-O-caffeoylquinic acid,
(l) 5-O-caffeoylquinic acid,
(m) (1S,3R,4R,5R)-3-[3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3R-hydroxypropanoyl]-1,4,5-trihydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid,
(n) (1S,3R,4R,5R)-3-[3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3S-hydroxypropanoyl]-1,4,5-trihydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid,
(o) (1S,3R,4R,5R)-5-[3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3R-hydroxypropanoyl]-1,3,4-trihydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid,
(p) (1S,3R,4R,5R)-5-[3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3S-hydroxypropanoyl]-1,3,4-trihydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid,
(q) (1S,3R,4R,5R)-4-[3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3R-hydroxypropanoyl]-1,3,5-trihydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid,
(r) (1S,3R,4R,5R)-4-[3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3S-hydroxypropanoyl]-1,3,5-trihydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid,
(s) cis-5-O-caffeoylquinic acid,
(t) 3-O-caffeoylquinic acid lactone,
(u) 3-O-caffeoyl-4-O-feruloylquinic acid, and
(v) a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, so as to restore cochlear outer hair cell function, thereby treating the auditory
impairment associated with cochlear outer hair cell damage, dysfunction or loss in the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,462,699

METHOD OF FORMING METALLIC PATTERN ON POLYMER SUBSTRATE

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A method of forming a metallic pattern on a polymer substrate, comprising:
providing a polymer substrate;
forming a mixture layer on a surface of the polymer substrate, wherein the mixture layer includes an active carrier medium
and nanoparticles dispersed in the active carrier medium, and a material of the nanoparticles includes copper oxide;

performing a laser process to treat a portion of the mixture layer to form active seed residues on the surface of the polymer
substrate, wherein the laser process is performed by using a UV laser at 355 nm with a power of 0.2˜0.4 W and 80% overlapping
and the laser process is a laser ablation and activation process;

performing a cleaning process to remove an untreated portion of the mixture layer to expose the surface of the polymer substrate,
while the active seed residues are remained on the surface of the polymer substrate; and

subjecting the active seed residues on the polymer substrate to an electroless plating process to form the metallic pattern
over the active seed residues.

US Pat. No. 9,458,312

POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION HAVING HIGH MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A polyethylene composition comprising:
1) a density from 0.945-0.955 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.;

2) a ratio MIF/MIP from 30-45, wherein the MIF is the melt flow index at 190° C. with a load of 21.6 kg, and the MIP is the
melt flow index at 190° C. with a load of 5 kg, both determined according to ISO 1133;

3) a SIC Index from 1.0-2.5;
4) a Long Chain Branching index equal to or greater than 0.85;
wherein the SIC Index is the Shear-Induced Crystallization Index, determined according to the following relation:
SIC Index=(tonset,SIC@1000×tonset,quiescent)/(HLMI*100)

where tonset,SIC@1000 is measured in seconds and is the time required for crystallization onset under shear rate of 1000 s?1, the tonset, quiescent is measured in seconds and is the crystallization onset time at a temperature of 125° C. under no shear, determined in isothermal
mode by differential scanning calorimetry; and HLMI is the melt flow index determined at 190° C. with a load of 21.6 kg, according
to ISO 1133; and

wherein the polyethylene composition comprises a Charpy impact test resistance at 0° C. equal to or greater than 9.5 kJ/m2.

US Pat. No. 9,457,290

WAVE SIMULATOR FOR BOARD SPORTS

1. A wave simulator comprising:
an output for water flow;
an outlet of the output for water flow having shape corresponding to a desired cross-sectional trough-to-crest simulated wave
shape;

wherein the outlet is configured to extrude a simulated wave from the outlet along an open channel such that a crest of a
simulated wave is extruded at the outlet at a point higher from a horizontal surface adjacent the outlet than a trough of
the simulated wave;

wherein the outlet is configured to extrude the trough and the crest of the simulated wave simultaneously at the outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,458,836

WIND TURBINE COMPRISING A DETUNER

1. A wind turbine, comprising:
a wind-driven rotor for converting wind energy to a mechanical driving force;
a power converter for converting the driving force to exploitable power; and
a drive train for rotatably transmitting the driving force from the wind-driven rotor to the power converter, the drive train
comprising:

at least one rotatable driving element configured to provide at least one torsional resonance frequency in the drive train,
wherein the at least one rotatable driving element comprises a gearbox arranged between the wind-driven rotor and the power
converter, wherein the gearbox includes at least a first stage and a second stage, wherein the first stage includes a first
input shaft and a first output shaft, wherein the second stage includes a second input shaft and a second output shaft, and
wherein the respective output shafts are configured to rotate at higher speeds than respective input shafts;

a first detuner having at least one first mass element with a first mass inertia and at least one first elastic element with
first elastic properties, the first mass element and the first elastic element being arranged to rotate during operation of
the wind turbine, wherein the torsional resonance frequency is influenced by the first mass inertia and the first elastic
properties, wherein the first detuner is arranged at an output shaft of a final one of the stages of the gearbox; and

a second detuner having at least one second mass element with a second mass inertia and at least one second elastic element
with second elastic properties, the second mass element and the second elastic element being arranged to rotate during operation
of the wind turbine, wherein the torsional resonance frequency is further influenced by the second mass inertia and the second
elastic properties, and wherein the second detuner is arranged at an output shaft between two of the stages of the gearbox,

wherein the first and second detuners are tuned for first and second frequencies, one of the first and second frequencies
being lower than an operating frequency giving rise to tonality to be attenuated, and the other of the first and second frequencies
being higher than the operating frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,460,011

MEMORY REFERENCE ESTIMATION METHOD AND DEVICE BASED ON IMPROVED CACHE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer system comprising:
a memory having computer readable instructions, the memory including a main memory;
a processor cache for the main memory; and
a processor for executing the computer readable instructions, the computer readable instructions comprising:
receiving a check-in-cache instruction from a check-in-cache instruction storage location; and
responsive to receiving the check-in-cache instruction, determining whether data bytes specified by the check-in-cache instruction
are at least partially available in the processor cache without accessing the processor cache data or loading data to the
processor cache,

storing a condition code of the determination result in a storage location.

US Pat. No. 9,461,698

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A communications device comprising:
a transmit path comprising first and second digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and having at least one non-linear characteristic;
a receive path operable simultaneously with said transmit path and at a same frequency as said transmit path;
said receive path comprising first and second analog-to-digital converters (ADCs); and
processing circuitry configured to
generate a baseband signal for said transmit path,
generate a feedforward signal based upon the baseband signal,
use the feedforward signal to reduce self-interference in said receive path from said transmit path, and
pre-distort the baseband signal based upon the at least one non-linear characteristic;
said transmit path configured to generate an analog feedforward signal based upon the feedforward signal, and generate a transmit
output signal;

said receive path comprising a combiner configured to combine the analog feedforward signal and an analog receive signal;
said processing circuitry comprising a sub-band predistorter configured to receive an input signal and generate in-phase (I)
and quadrature (Q) signals, and a phase conversion circuit configured to receive the I and Q signals and output at least one
intermediate signal, the baseband signal being based upon the at least one intermediate signal.

US Pat. No. 9,459,131

FILLING LEVEL SENSOR WITH SEVERAL THERMOELEMENTS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE FILLING LEVEL

1. A filling level sensor for measuring a filling level of a liquid in a receptacle, the filling level sensor comprising:
a basic body;
several thermoelements disposed on the basic body; and
a protective layer applied to the thermoelements,
wherein the thermoelements extend upwards from a bottom of the receptacle and the thermoelements comprise different heights,
wherein the thermoelements are configured as electric generators, and
wherein the protective layer finishes flush with a surface of the basic body.

US Pat. No. 9,459,600

METHOD AND AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION EXTRACTABLE FROM AN ENGINEERING DRAWING FILE USING INFORMATION MODELING AND CORRELATIONS TO GENERATE OUTPUT DATA

Tennessee Valley Authorit...

1. A method for processing information extractable from an engineering drawing file comprising:
modeling in the engineering drawing file at least two objects in a predefined format by adding at least two entities to the
engineering drawing file and by adding support information to the engineering drawing file to provide the extractable information;

providing a program sequence in an automation application to establish a correlation of the extractable information;
correlating the extractable information by executing the program sequence;
generating output data based on the established correlation of the extractable information; and in response to the output
data, controlling at least one of a display, printer, engraver, and connector processing equipment,

wherein the correlation of the extractable information is established only while the program sequence of the automation application
is executed.

US Pat. No. 9,461,683

COMMUNICATION RECEIVER ENHANCEMENTS USING MULTI-SIGNAL CAPTURE

Broadcom Corporation, Ir...

1. A receiver, comprising:
a first module configured to provide a sequence of data based on a communication signal that includes a plurality of channels;
and

a parameter estimation module coupled to the first module, wherein the parameter estimation module is configured to:
estimate a plurality of signal metrics of the plurality of channels,
determine a statistical relationship between the plurality of signal metrics, and
estimate, based on the statistical relationship and the sequence of data, a parameter of the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,460,728

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING MULTI-CHANNEL HOA AUDIO SIGNALS FOR NOISE REDUCTION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING MULTI-CHANNEL HOA AUDIO SIGNALS FOR NOISE REDUCTION

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for encoding multi-channel Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) audio signals for noise reduction, comprising steps of
decorrelating the channels using an inverse adaptive Discrete Spherical Harmonics Transform (DSHT), the inverse adaptive DSHT
comprising a rotation operation and an inverse DSHT, with the rotation operation rotating the spatial sampling grid of the
iDSHT, wherein the spherical sample grid is rotated such that the logarithm of the term

is minimized, wherein
are the absolute values of the elements of ?WSd with a row index l and a column index j, and
are the diagonal elements of ?WSd, where ?WSd=WSdWSdH and WSd is a matrix having a size of number of audio channels by number of block processing samples, and WSd the result of the inverse adaptive DSHT;
perceptually encoding each of the decorrelated channels;
encoding rotation information, wherein the rotation information is a spatial vector ?rot with three components defining said rotation operation; and

transmitting or storing the perceptually encoded audio channels and the encoded rotation information.

US Pat. No. 9,459,573

FIXING DEVICE IN WHICH TEMPERATURE OF HEATING ROLLER IS DETECTED USING NON-CONTACT TEMPERATURE SENSOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING FIXING DEVICE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A fixing device for fixing a toner image onto a recording medium, comprising:
a heating roller;
a pressure roller;
a non-contact temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the heating roller in a non-contact manner;
a first air channel located between the non-contact temperature sensor and the heating roller; and
a second air channel located at a side of the non-contact temperature sensor that is farther from the heating roller, wherein
an air velocity in the first air channel is greater than an air velocity in the second air channel.

US Pat. No. 9,461,973

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DECRYPTION AS A SERVICE

BLUEFIN PAYMENT SYSTEMS, ...

1. A system for decryption of payloads, the system comprising:
a frontend server operatively connected to a first, second, and third read-only database, the frontend server configured for:
a) receiving a plurality of payloads from one or more third parties, wherein each of the payloads includes at least one encrypted
element; b) retrieving authentication data from the first, second and third read-only databases; c) comparing the authentication
data with each of the plurality of payloads to determine whether one or more of the payloads of the plurality of payloads
has been compromised; d) upon determining that one or more of the payloads of the plurality of payloads has not been compromised,
transmitting the one or more payloads of the plurality of payloads to a hardware security module for decryption of the at
least one encrypted element;

the first, second, and third read-only databases operatively connected to the frontend server and configured for storing read-only
authentication data for use in determining whether payloads have been compromised;

a master read-only database operatively connected to the first, second, and third read-only databases and a read/write backend
database, the master read-only database configured for receiving the authentication data from the read/write backend database
and refreshing the authentication data at each of the first, second, and third read-only databases; and

the hardware security module operatively connected to the frontend server, the hardware security module configured for decrypting
the one or more payloads of the plurality of encrypted payloads based on an encryption key and transmitting the decrypted
one or more payloads to the one or more third parties.

US Pat. No. 9,460,604

MULTIFUNCTIONAL MODULAR SYSTEM FOR SENSING AND UTILIZING CORPORAL DYNAMICS AND IMPACT RELATED FORCES

LEAD TECHNOLOGY CAPITAL M...

1. A sensor module comprising:
an outer casing configured to be removably inserted into a receptacle in an article of wear or sports equipment;
a processor positioned within the outer casing;
an accelerometer connected to the processor;
a communications module connected to the processor;
a proximity sensor connected to the processor;
an identifier sensor connected to the processor, wherein the identifier sensor is configured to read an identifier connected
to or embedded in an article of wear or sports equipment, wherein the identifier comprises of any one of: a radio frequency
identification tar embedded in or connected to the article of wear, magnetic material, a visual image, an identification chip;
and

metallic thread woven into the fabric of a body of the article of wear wherein the fabric may be woven in a particular pattern
associated with that type of article of wear; and

computer chips; and
an alert module connected to the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,462,374

VIBRATION PICKUP DEVICE, VIBRATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE, MEASUREMENT SYSTEM, AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

kYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A vibration pickup device for measuring an electronic device that transmits sound to a user via vibration transmission
by pressing a vibrating body held in a housing against a human ear, the vibration pickup device comprising:
a plate-shaped vibration transmission member; and
a vibration pickup joined to a portion of the vibration transmission member, wherein
the vibration transmission member is mountable on a peripheral portion of an artificial external ear canal and includes a
hole in communication with the artificial external ear canal, and

the artificial external ear canal is formed in an ear model unit modeled after a human ear.

US Pat. No. 9,459,371

RETRIEVABLE DOWNHOLE CABLE ANTENNA FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEM

MULTI-SHOT, LLC, Conroe,...

1. An electromagnetic telemetry system comprising:
an electromagnetic tool deployed in a first wellbore and configured to transmit EM signals from the first wellbore;
a cable deployed in a second wellbore and configured as an antenna to receive said electromagnetic signals from the electromagnetic
tool independent of receiver devices attached to the cable antenna and couple the electromagnetic signals to an electromagnetic
analyzer to analyze the electromagnetic signals; and a weight bar coupled to the cable antenna, the weight bar being non-conductive
to the cable antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,462,621

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND BAND CONTROL METHOD FOR FLEXIBLY ACCOMMODATING THE POSITIONAL BIAS OF RADIO TERMINALS

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:
a radio base station capable of radio communication with a plurality of radio terminals;
a multiplex transmission apparatus that consolidates lines from a plurality of said radio base stations; and
a core network unit that calculates the value of each communication band that is assigned for each transmission line between
said radio base stations and said multiplex transmission apparatus based on positional information of each of said radio terminals;

wherein said multiplex transmission apparatus and said radio base station transmit and receive information by a communication
band for each said radio base stations that is calculated by said core network unit.

US Pat. No. 9,462,709

ELEMENT HOUSING PACKAGE AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE BODY

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An element housing package, comprising:
a substrate having a mounting region for mounting an element on an upper surface thereof;
a frame body having a frame section disposed on the substrate to surround the mounting region along an outer periphery of
the substrate, the frame section being provided with a penetrating section formed in a direction which is along the upper
surface of the substrate; and

an input-output terminal disposed in the penetrating section and electrically connecting an inside of the frame body and an
outside of the frame body,

the input-output terminal having a wiring conductor formed in a stacked body consisting of a plurality of dielectric layers
and a plurality of ground layers which are alternately laminated, to extend from a part of an upper surface of the stacked
body which is positioned inside the frame body, through an inside of the stacked body, to a part of a lower surface thereof
which is positioned outside the frame body, and a lead terminal connected to the wiring conductor in the lower surface of
the stacked body,

a non-formation region being provided in at least three ground layers around the wiring conductor, which passes through in
a vertical direction of the stacked body, the non-formation region including, in order from an upper side toward a lower side
of the stacked body, a first non-formation section, a second non-formation section having an area smaller than that of the
first non-formation section, and a third non-formation section having an area larger than that of the second non-formation
section.

US Pat. No. 9,462,686

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a supporting substrate including a first region and a second region extending to be bent from the first region;
an insulating substrate on the supporting substrate;
a bending portion between the first region and the second region; and
an adhesive layer between the supporting substrate and the insulating substrate except for the bending portion;
wherein the insulation substrate has wrinkles in a region corresponding to the bending portion, and the wrinkles are received
in the bending portion.

US Pat. No. 9,461,755

ENHANCED VOLTAGE STANDING WAVE RATIO MEASUREMENT

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A transmitter system for wireless communication, comprising:
a first directional coupler coupled with a transmission path and having a coupler directivity in a reflected power direction,
the first directional coupler outputting a first coupled power of the transmission path;

a second directional coupler coupled with the transmission path and having a coupler directivity in the reflected power direction,
the second directional coupler outputting a second coupled power of the transmission path, wherein the second directional
coupler is located to couple the second coupled power at a one-quarter wavelength distance at an operational frequency from
the first coupled power along the transmission path; and

a measurement device configured to measure the first coupled power and the second coupled power and determine a reflected
power of the transmission path based on an average of the measured first coupled power and the measured second coupled power.

US Pat. No. 9,462,678

HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION LINE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A high-frequency signal transmission line that is bent when used, the high-frequency signal transmission line comprising:
a body including dielectric layers stacked on top of one another;
a signal line provided in the body;
a first ground conductor located at one side in a stacking direction in relation to the signal line so as to face the signal
line across one or more of the dielectric layers;

a second ground conductor located at another side in the stacking direction in relation to the signal line so as to face the
signal line across one or more of the dielectric layers; and

a connection portion including a plurality of interlayer connection conductors, each of the interlayer connection conductors
pierced in one of the dielectric layers, and a plurality of connection conductors, each of the connection conductors provided
on one of the dielectric layers, the connection portion configured to connect the first ground conductor to the second ground
conductor; wherein

two of the interlayer connection conductors that constitute both ends in the stacking direction of the connection portion
are located farther away from a center of a bending section where the body is to be bent than the other interlayer connection
conductors of the connection portion; and

openings are located respectively in ones of the dielectric layers located at the one side and the another side in the stacking
direction in relation to the other interlayer connection conductors, at positions that overlap with the other interlayer connection
conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,462,730

SHIELD MEMBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A shield member comprising:
a flexible main body part surrounding an electrical wire connected to a device in a shield case; and
a flange part provided at a shield-case-side terminal part of the main body part so as to be integral with the main body part,
facing a wall surface of the shield case, wherein the stiffness of the flange part is higher than the stiffness of the main
body part, and

the flange part is formed at the shield-case-side terminal part of the main body part by widening and folding back into a
plurality of layers.

US Pat. No. 9,462,649

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEATER CONTROL BY CURRENT LEVEL STEP DETECTION

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. An airfield lighting system, comprising:
a control system that is communicatively coupled to a constant current regulator and that transmits operational command signals
to control an operation of the constant current regulator;

the constant current regulator provides constant current to a plurality of light fixtures,
wherein the constant current regulator provides power at a plurality of current levels,
wherein the operational command signals received from the control system initiate the constant current regulator to output
a current level transition sequence, and

wherein the current level transition sequence comprises a sequence of changes in a current level between the plurality of
current levels within a predefined time period; and

the plurality of light fixtures electrically coupled to each other and with the constant current regulator such that the plurality
of light fixtures are powered by the constant current regulator,

wherein each of the plurality of light fixtures comprises a processor, a heating element, and a light emitting diode (LED),
wherein the processor of at least one of the plurality of light fixtures receives and detects the current level transition
sequence, and

wherein the processor of the at least one light fixture controls an operation of the heating element that generates heat upon
detection of the current level transition sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,460,878

FUSE UNIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A fuse unit, comprising:
a resin housing that is formed by an insulator;
a circuit body that is formed by a conductor, is molded integrally with the resin housing and branches and transfers electric
power from a power source side to a load side; and

a fusible body that is provided on the circuit body and fuses at overcurrent to the load side, wherein
the circuit body is formed by a block side circuit body to be connected to the power source side, and a block side terminal
body to be connected to the load side,

a block side first connection end to which one side of the fusible body is to be detachably connected is formed on the block
side circuit body,

a block side second connection end to which the other side of the fusible body is to be detachably connected is formed on
the block side terminal body,

the block side first connection end and the block side second connection end are provided on a plurality of places and a plurality
of the fusible bodies is connected thereto, and

partition ribs partition the adjacent fusible bodies, the partition ribs are respectively formed on a cover that includes
a front side element cover and a back side element cover.

US Pat. No. 9,462,667

RADIATION SOURCE AND LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A radiation source fuel droplet stream generator comprising:
a fuel droplet emitter configured to generate a stream of fuel droplets; and
a droplet visualization system configured to examine the stream of fuel droplets,
wherein the radiation source fuel droplet stream generator is configured to move said fuel droplet emitter from a first position
to a second position based on a determination from the droplet visualization system that the stream of fuel droplets has assumed
a steady state when the fuel droplet emitter is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,458,994

DECORATIVE LIGHTING APPARATUS HAVING TWO LASER LIGHT SOURCES AND A SWITCH

Telebrands Corp., Fairfi...

1. A laser light decorative lighting apparatus, comprising
a first laser light source providing a first light having a first color;
a second laser light source providing a second light having a second color,
a first switch including a first position corresponding to the first light source and the second light source being in an
off condition, a second position corresponding to the first light source being in an on condition and the second light source
being in an off condition, and a third position corresponding to the first light source and the second light source being
in an on condition;

a visual indicator including a first colored portion corresponding to the first color and corresponding to the second position
of the first switch and a second colored portion corresponding to the first color and the second color and corresponding to
the third position of the first switch; and

a second switch for controlling activation of a motion assembly, the motion assembly including:
an articulating element configured to secure a first optical element in a first path of the first light being generated by
the first laser light source and a second optical element in a second path of the second light being generated by the second
laser light source; and

a motor coupled to the articulating element via a linkage such that a movement generated by the motor is imparted to the articulating
element so that the first light and the second light passing through the first and second optical elements are articulated
when projected onto a surface.

US Pat. No. 9,462,651

THREE-WAY SOLID-STATE LIGHT BULB

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

1. A power supply for a solid-state light bulb, the power supply comprising:
first and second inputs for receiving a voltage;
an output for connection to a solid-state light emitter; and
a control circuit connected to the first and second inputs and to a feedback input for a driver, to selectively adjust a light
output among various light outputs for the solid-state light emitter by using the feedback input to divert current from a
feedback loop to set a regulation point for the driver in accordance with a selective presence of the voltage at the first
and second inputs.

US Pat. No. 9,461,170

FINFET WITH ESD PROTECTION

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A field effect transistor (FET) structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a fin structure formed over the substrate, wherein the fin structure comprises:
a first channel region;
a first source or drain region and a second source or drain region formed on and abutting opposite ends of the first channel
region, respectively; and

a well region formed of the same conductivity type as the second source or drain region, connected to the second source or
drain region, and extended to the substrate; and

a first gate structure wrapping around the first channel region in the fin structure;
wherein the first source or drain region and the second source or drain region are more heavily doped than the well region.

US Pat. No. 9,460,229

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLEMENTING A CACHE MODEL IN A PREFETCHING SYSTEM

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of enhancing prefetch operations, the method comprising:
storing, at a server-side proxy, a cache model for a client device's browser cache, wherein the cache model comprises a copy
of caching instructions for objects previously downloaded to the client device and referenced by the cache model, wherein
the caching instructions for each object referenced by the cache model indicates an expiration time of the respective object
at the client device and includes an object-specific caching instruction;

receiving a web page at the server-side proxy in response to a request for the web page from the client device;
identifying, at the server-side proxy, a prefetchable reference to the object in the web page;
determining, at the server-side proxy using the copy of the caching instructions, that the previously downloaded object does
not satisfy the caching instructions;

in response to the determination, sending a prefetch request for the object from the server-side proxy to a web server;
receiving, at the server-side proxy, a prefetched response to the prefetch request from the web server, the prefetched response
indicating that the object has not been changed since being previously downloaded; and

transmitting the prefetched response to a client-side proxy to use the previously downloaded object in response to a subsequent
request for the object from the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,457,303

PARTICLE SEPARATOR FOR AN AIR CONDUIT, AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, USE OF A PARTICLE SEPARATOR AND AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. A particle separator, including a pipeline that allows a fluid to flow in a curved direction of flow, the pipeline comprising:
an inlet region;
a curved deflection region, which in the direction of flow follows on from the inlet region, with an inside wall and an outside
wall;

a plurality of particle reflection bodies; and
a delimitation body which at least in some sections extends between the inside wall and the outside wall in the interior of
the deflection region and is curved in the same direction as the deflection region,

wherein the delimitation body in the direction of flow is curved to a lesser extent than the outside wall so that between
the delimitation body and the outside wall a pocket for collecting particles forms, which pocket is open towards the inlet
region and which tapers off in the direction of flow, and

wherein the particle reflection bodies are arranged directly and only on an inside wall of the inlet region, the inside wall
of the inlet region makes a transition to the inside wall of the deflection region, and the particle reflection bodies are
designed to deflect impinging particles into the pocket.

US Pat. No. 9,457,334

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION PROCESS

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A process for producing hydrogen characterized by:
substituting hydrogen for free oxygen in mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.2O2?) to obtain hydrogen-substituted mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4H?); and

reacting the resultant hydrogen-substituted mayenite (Ca24Al28O644+.4H?) with water to produce hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 9,457,914

BRINGING CRITICAL NOTIFICATIONS TO A PILOT VIA EYE TRACKING

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing an alert to a pilot, comprising:
receiving a plurality of alerts;
identifying a highest priority alert from the plurality of alerts;
determining a current gaze of the pilot to be within a precise location of a display using an eye tracking system;
presenting the highest priority alert within the precise location of the display;
presenting additional information related to the highest priority alert within the precise location of the display; and
receiving an input in response to the highest priority alert, wherein the additional information is presented in response
to the input.

US Pat. No. 9,462,503

ADAPTIVE DATA RATE CONTROL FOR NARROWCAST NETWORKS

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A satellite communication network system comprising:
a user terminal for receiving a downlink signal from a gateway via a satellite comprising:
a demodulator unit configured to:
receive a first data packet contained within the downlink signal having an address for the user terminal;
demodulate the first data packet using a first modulation and coding for the first data packet; and
derive signal information associated with the downlink signal;
a frame decoder unit communicatively coupled to the demodulator unit and configured to decode the first data packet received
from the demodulator unit; and

a signal quality calculation unit communicatively coupled to the demodulator unit and configured to:
receive the signal information associated with the downlink signal from the demodulator unit;
determine a carrier-to-noise ratio using the signal information;
determine an at least one signal quality-of-reception parameter using the carrier-to-noise ratio; and
transmit the at least one signal quality-of-reception parameter to the gateway using a return-channel for at least adjusting
a modulation and coding used by the gateway for a plurality of consecutive data packets destined for the user terminal; and

the gateway for communicating with the user terminal from a plurality of user terminals via the satellite, the gateway comprising:
a control unit configured to:
receive the at least one signal quality-of-reception parameter for the downlink signal from the user terminal over the return-channel;
determine downlink signal attributes for the user terminal based on the at least one signal quality-of-reception parameter
for the downlink signal received from the user terminal; and

generate a control signal for assignment of a second data packet destined for the user terminal from the plurality of user
terminals to at least one attribute from the downlink signal attributes for the user terminal;

a router communicatively coupled to the control unit and configured to:
receive the second data packet destined for the user terminal, the second data packet having the address of the user terminal;
receive the control signal from the control unit for assignment of the second data packet to the at least one attribute from
the downlink signal attributes; and

route the second data packet for assignment to the at least one attribute based on the destination user terminal for the second
data packet and the control signal received from the control unit; and

a modulator communicatively coupled to the router and the control unit and configured to:
receive the second data packet from the router destined for the user terminal;
determine a second modulation and coding for the second data packet based on the control signal generated by the control unit
for the user terminal using the downlink signal attributes, wherein the at least one attribute of the downlink signal attributes
is a modulation and coding attribute; and

apply the second modulation and coding to the second data packet for the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,462,705

USB DEVICE WITH PREASSEMBLED LID

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A USB memory assembly, including:
a USB memory device;
a carrier within which the USB memory device is seated;
a connector shell within which the carrier is seated, the connector shell including an end portion with a size and shape that
fits within a USB port of a host device; and

a lid connected to the connector shell,
wherein the connector shell is pivotally mounted within the lid by a pin fitting within a hole in the connector shell, and
wherein the carrier includes a slot for aligning with the hole in the connector shell, the slot allowing insertion of the
carrier within the connector shell without interference from the pin.

US Pat. No. 9,462,692

TEST STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF TESTING ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THROUGH VIAS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a substrate having a first side and a second side;
a first plurality of electrical connections on the first side of the substrate;
a second plurality of electrical connections on the second side of the substrate; and
a plurality of through vias (TVs), each of the plurality of TVs electrically coupling respective ones of the first plurality
of electrical connections and the second plurality of electrical connections; and

a conductive layer over the second plurality of electrical connections, the conductive layer directly electrically coupling
a first electrical connection of the second plurality of electrical connections to one or more other electrical connections
of the second plurality of electrical connections to electrically couple respective ones of the plurality of TVs to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,461,842

LIMITING NETWORK SERVICE CONFIGURATION BASED ON NETWORK SERVICE TYPE AND MODE ADVERTISEMENTS

Avaya Inc., Santa Clara,...

1. A method comprising:
providing a network service having a service mode and a service type;
generating a network service advertisement message including a service identifier, a service mode portion and a service type
portion;

populating the service mode portion with a first value corresponding to a service mode of the network service and populating
the service type portion with a second value corresponding to a service type of the network service;

forwarding the network service advertisement message from a first system to one or more other systems via a network;
receiving one or more inbound network service advertisement messages from the one or more other systems;
comparing a service identifier value of each inbound service advertisement message to determine if any network service advertisement
messages have a same service identifier;

incrementing a counter corresponding to a service mode and a service type pair of each network service advertisement message
having a same service identifier; and

when the counter corresponding to a service mode and a service type pair reaches a predetermined value, blocking configuration
of another service having the same service identifier value, service mode and service type as that corresponding to the counter
that reached the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,460,992

PACKAGING SUBSTRATE HAVING A THROUGH-HOLED INTERPOSER

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A packaging substrate, comprising:
an interposer having opposing first and second surfaces and a plurality of conductive gels interconnecting the first surface
and the second surface, wherein each of the conductive gels has opposing first and second ends, such that the first end protrudes
from the first surface of the interposer, and a circuit redistribution structure is disposed on the second surface of the
interposer and electrically connected to the second ends of the conductive gels;

an encapsulating layer that encapsulates and is in direct contact with side surfaces and the first surface of the interposer;
and

a circuit built-up structure disposed on the encapsulating layer above the first surface of the interposer and electrically
connected to the first ends of the conductive gels.

US Pat. No. 9,461,611

LOW PASS FILTER HAVING ATTENUATION POLE AND WAVE SPLITTER

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A low pass filter having an attenuation pole, comprising:
a multilayer body including a first surface and a second surface;
an input terminal, an output terminal, and a ground terminal provided on the second surface of the multilayer body;
a plurality of parallel resonance circuits disposed on a series arm configured to connect the input terminal and the output
terminal, each of the plurality of parallel resonance circuits including a capacitor and an inductor; and

a capacitor disposed on a parallel arm configured to connect the series arm and the ground terminal; wherein
at least two of the inductors disposed on the series arm are wound inductors mounted on the first surface of the multilayer
body, and a winding axis of one of the at least two wound inductors is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to a winding
axis of another one of the at least two wound inductors;

the multiplayer body is made of a low temperature co-fired ceramic; and
at least one of the capacitors included in the plurality of parallel resonance circuits or the capacitor disposed on the parallel
arm is provided within the multilayer body.

US Pat. No. 9,460,861

MODIFIED SURFACE

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A device being a dye-sensitized solar cell comprising a photoelectrode or a photoanode, a counter electrode and a dye being
adsorbed on the photoanode and comprising a phosphinic acid compound of formula (1) below:

wherein R1 and R2 are selected from a hydrocarbon comprising 1-70 carbons, 0-50 heteroatoms being selected from halogens (F, I, Cl, Br), O,
S, N, P, Se, As, and B, and 0-10 metal atoms selected from Ru, Os, Fe, Re, Rh and Ir, with the proviso that the atom connected
to the phosphor atom is a carbon.

US Pat. No. 9,459,716

DEVICE HAVING TOUCH PANEL, RADAR APPARATUS, PLOTTER APPARATUS, SHIP NETWORK SYSTEM, INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD AND INFORMATION DISPLAYING PROGRAM

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A device having a touch panel, comprising:
a detector configured to detect a first touch and a second touch concurrent with the first touch on a display screen, detect
a period of time that the display screen is touched during the first and second touches, and detect changes of position of
the first and second touches;

a controller configured to determine a first display mark mode corresponding to the first touch, and to determine a second
display mark mode corresponding to the second touch, different from the first display mark mode, after the detector detects
the second touch; and

a display unit configured to display, on the display screen, respective touch-detected marks based on a corresponding one
of the first display mark mode and the second display mark mode at a position around each of the first and second touches,
wherein

the detector is able to detect that a predetermined touch operation is performed based at least on an order of the touches,
and

the controller changes a display mode of the touch-detected marks according to the content of the touch operation.

US Pat. No. 9,462,722

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a chassis comprising two opposite side walls;
a panel comprising two latching bars protruding from two opposite ends of the panel;
two mounting brackets configured to mount at front ends of the side walls; and
two latching apparatuses configured to couple to the mounting brackets, wherein each latching apparatus comprises a latching
member rotatable installed to the corresponding mounting bracket, a first resilient member configured to couple between the
latching member and the mounting bracket to restore the latching member, and an operating member rotatable installed to the
mounting bracket to push the latching member to rotate, each latching member comprises a latching pole configured to extend
through the corresponding mounting bracket, the panel is configured to be assembled between the mounting brackets, the latching
bars are configured to abut against the latching poles to rotate the latching members, and to deform the first resilient members,
each latching pole is configured to slide along the corresponding latching bar, until the latching pole slides over the latching
bar, the first resilient members are restored to urge the latching members to rotate back, until the latching poles are latched
to the latching bars.

US Pat. No. 9,460,359

PREDICTING A TARGET LOGOGRAM

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. L...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a written input device;
a processor;
a memory that stores code executable by the processor, the code comprising:
code that generates a logogram prediction from a contiguous written input from the written input device;
code that removes a connective stroke between two connective points in the contiguous written input;
code that generates a sub-logogram prediction for a sub-logogram formed by removing the connective stroke; and
code that predicts a target logogram for the contiguous written input based on both the logogram prediction and the sub-logogram
prediction.

US Pat. No. 9,462,644

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A power supply device comprising:
an insulating DC/DC converter unit including a primary winding and a secondary winding magnetically coupled to the primary
winding, and inducing a voltage in the secondary winding in a first direction or a second direction: and

a boosting unit including a first booster boosting the voltage induced in the secondary winding to supply power to a first
light emitting diode module, in a first mode in which the voltage is induced in the secondary winding in the first direction,
and a second booster boosting the voltage induced in the secondary winding to supply the power to a second light emitting
diode module, in a second mode in which the voltage is induced in the secondary winding in the second direction,

wherein the boosting unit further includes a common inductor having one end connected to one end of the secondary winding
in series,

wherein the boosting unit further includes a first switching element and a first diode connected to another end of the secondary
winding, and

wherein the first switching element performs a zero voltage switching in response to freewheeling performed by a current flowing
in a parasitic inductor of the secondary winding.

US Pat. No. 9,462,251

DEPTH MAP ALIGNING METHOD AND SYSTEM

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A depth map aligning method, comprising:
performing a view warping to a left-view image and a right-view image of a real-view image according to a corresponding depth
map to obtain a left-virtual-view image, a right-virtual-view image, a left hole information, and a right hole information;

obtaining by pixel to pixel a residual difference of at least one pixel, which is not a hole, by subtracting pixel value of
the left-virtual-view image and the right-virtual-view image;

performing a reverse warping to obtain a coordinate of the at least one pixel in the real-view image, if the residual difference
of the at least one pixel is larger than a first threshold value; and

performing a depth map aligning by correcting a depth value of the at least one pixel according to depth values of one or
more pixels in a vicinity of the obtained coordinate.

US Pat. No. 9,461,326

METHOD FOR MAKING ANION ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for making an anion electrolyte membrane, comprising:
uniformly dispersing inorganic nano-powder in an organic solvent to form a mixture;
dissolving a fluorinated poly(aryl ether) ionomer in the mixture to form a first solution having the inorganic nano-powder
dispersed therein and the fluorinated poly(aryl ether) ionomer dissolved therein;

wherein the fluorinated poly(aryl ether) ionomer has a chemical structure represented by a formula of

wherein Ar is a chemical group of

wherein R is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, functional groups (I), (II), (III), (IV), and (V):

wherein X is at least one of F?, Cl?, Br?, I?, and OH?;

further dissolving an active component within the first solution to form a second solution having the inorganic nano-powder
dispersed therein and the fluorinated poly(aryl ether) ionomer and the active component dissolved therein;

adding a crosslinking catalyst to the second solution to form a membrane casting solution at a temperature of about 0° C.
to about 30° C.;

coating the membrane casting solution on a substrate to form a membrane, and heating the membrane in a first temperature range
of about 60° C. to about 80° C. for about 10 hours to about 24 hours, following by heating the membrane in a second temperature
range of about 100° C. to about 200° C. for about 6 hours to about 24 hours; and

peeling the membrane from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,462,707

POWER DISTRIBUTION MODULE FORM FACTOR

Telect, Inc., Liberty La...

1. A method of configuring a modular telecommunications equipment enclosure comprising:
providing a rack unit enclosed in the telecommunications equipment enclosure, the rack unit comprising a connection interface
that directly receives power from a rectifier; and

mounting a power module in the rack, the power module comprising:
a wired connection;
a monitor coupled to the wired connection; and
a switch coupled to the wired connection, such that when the power module mounts in the rack, the wired connection selectively
engages with the connection interface and completes a circuit between a power source and a load.

US Pat. No. 9,462,547

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA USING TAIL TIME IN CELLULAR NETWORK

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, Bei...

1. A method for transmitting data using a tail time in a cellular network, comprising steps of:
S1: receiving a data transmission request from a mobile terminal, and inserting the data transmission request into a real-time
request queue or a delay-tolerant request queue according to a type of the data transmission request;

S2: determining a tail time according to a state of a RRC (Radio Resource Control) state machine and a throughput of the mobile
terminal; and

S3: obtaining the data transmission request to be transmitted from the real-time request queue or the delay-tolerant request
queue, and transmitting the real-time data transmission request directly as there are real-time data transmission requests
in the real-time request queue, and transmitting the delay-tolerant data transmission request using the tail time when the
tail time is available for transmitting data or transmitting the delay-tolerant data transmission request directly when a
deadline of the delay-tolerant data transmission request is approached, wherein the data transmission request comprises a
real-time request and a delay-tolerant request, the delay-tolerant request comprises a delay-tolerant request of a delay-tolerant
application and a prefetching request of a prefetchable application; and the type and delay-tolerant time of the data transmission
request are added in a data transmission request submission interface of the mobile terminal so as to classify the data transmission
requests,

wherein the method further comprises: sending two data packets intermittently to obtain parameters including a throughput
threshold for triggering state demotion from the dedicated channel state to the forward access channel state, a threshold
of an uplink buffer, a threshold of a downlink buffer, a buffer consumption time of the uplink buffer and a buffer consumption
time of the downlink buffer,

wherein step S2 comprises:

S21: obtaining a current state of the RRC state machine according to a current power of the mobile terminal;

S22: judging whether the current state of the RRC state machine is the dedicated channel state, and if yes, executing S23, and if no, executing S28;

S23: judging whether a current throughput of the mobile terminal is less than the throughput threshold for triggering state demotion
from the dedicated channel state to the forward access channel state, and if yes, executing S24, and if no, executing S26;

S24: judging whether the timer ? is started, and if yes, executing S214, and if no, executing S25;

S25: starting the timer ? and then executing S214;

S26: judging whether the timer ? is started, and if yes, executing S27, and if no, executing S214;

S27: stopping the timer ? and then executing S214;

S28: judging whether the current state of the RRC state machine is the forward access channel state, and if yes, executing S29, and if no, executing S214;

S29: judging whether the current throughput of the mobile terminal is zero, and if yes, executing S210, and if no, executing S212;

S210: judging whether the timer ? is started, and if yes, executing S214, and if no, executing S211;

S211: starting the timer ?, and then executing S214;

S212: judging whether the timer ? is started, and if yes, executing S213, and if no, executing S214;

S213: stopping the timer ? and then executing S214;

S214: delaying for a first preset time and then returning to S21, in which a period after starting and before timeout of the timer ? and a period after starting and before timeout of the
timer ? is the tail time.

US Pat. No. 9,460,049

DYNAMIC FORMATION OF SYMMETRIC MULTI-PROCESSOR (SMP) DOMAINS

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A method for dynamic formation of symmetric multi-processor (SMP) domains in an optically-connected system having an optical
switch in a computing environment, comprising:
dynamically configuring together a plurality of SMP nodes via a plurality of SMP sockets that use the optical switch to dynamically
connect a plurality of SMP optically-connected links connected to the plurality of SMP nodes to form a plurality of SMP domains
based on best matched expected workloads for coherent traffic for exchanging SMP coherent information, wherein the plurality
of SMP domains each have at least two of the SMP optically-connected links connected through the optical switch, and the at
least two SMP optically-connected links for each SMP domain are split to be separate from the at least two SMP optically-connected
links of others of the plurality of SMP domains, such that each SMP domain has its own coherent traffic and such that a workload
of each of the SMP domains is isolated from workloads of other SMP domains of the plurality of SMP domains; and

performing one of:
dynamically adding one of the plurality of SMP nodes to the one of the plurality of SMP domains, and
dynamically removing the one of the plurality of SMP nodes from the one of the plurality of SMP domains.

US Pat. No. 9,462,723

DETACHABLE ROTATING MECHANISM WITH POSITIONING FUNCTION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A ROTATABLE DOOR WITH THE POSITIONING FUNCTION

Wistron Corporation, New...

10. An electronic device having a rotatable door with position function, the electronic device comprising:
a chassis whereon an axial hole is formed;
a door rotatably disposed on the chassis; and
at least one detachable rotating mechanism disposed between the chassis and the door, the detachable rotating mechanism comprising:
a base disposed on the door and having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, the base comprising:
a guiding structure disposed on the first surface, a guiding space being formed between the guiding structure and the first
surface;

at least one hole structure piercing through the first surface and the second surface; and
a positioning portion disposed on the first surface and adjacent to the hole structure;
a pivoting component slidably disposed inside the guiding structure, the pivoting component comprising:
a sliding portion movably disposed on the positioning portion; and
a pivoting portion connected to the sliding portion, the pivoting portion stretching out of the base to pivot into the axial
hole on the chassis; and

a blocking component disposed on the second surface, the blocking component comprising at least one blocking portion piercing
through the hole structure to movably protrude from the first surface so as to stop a relative movement between the sliding
portion and the positioning portion.

US Pat. No. 9,459,000

THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY AND PHASE TRANSITION HEAT TRANSFER MECHANISM INCLUDING OPTICAL ELEMENT TO BE COOLED BY HEAT TRANSFER OF THE MECHANISM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A thermal conductivity and phase transition heat transfer mechanism comprising:
an integral active optical element to be cooled by phase transition of the mechanism, at least a portion of the active optical
element being exposed to a working fluid within a vapor tight chamber of the heat transfer mechanism, the active optical element
comprising a phosphor;

a member that is at least partially optically transmissive serving both to seal the working fluid within the chamber and to
allow passage of light to or from the active optical element; and

a wicking structure within the chamber, wherein the phosphor is formed in at least a portion of the wicking structure.

US Pat. No. 9,462,393

ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. An electroacoustic transducer comprising a single piezoelectric layer, which is structured in such a way that, when an
alternating electric field is applied in one spatial direction during operation, a three-dimensional oscillation mode with
oscillations in three spatial directions is excited, wherein the three-dimensional oscillation mode has one oscillation component
in a direction along the alternating electrical field and two oscillation components in two further spatial directions such
that the piezoelectric layer oscillates in three spatial directions at the same time.

US Pat. No. 9,462,698

METALLIZED SUBSTRATE, METAL PASTE COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING METALLIZED SUBSTRATE

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

2. A method for manufacturing a metallized substrate comprising the steps of:
(i) applying a metal paste composition on a whole surface of a side of a nitride ceramic sinter where a metallized pattern
is to be formed, wherein the metal paste composition comprises: a metal component containing a copper powder and a titanium
hydride powder, and not containing a silver powder; and a high-viscosity solvent having a viscosity at 25° C. of no less than
100 Pa-s, and wherein the metal paste composition contains 5 to 50 mass parts of said titanium hydride powder and 10 to 50
mass parts of said high-viscosity solvent per 100 mass parts of said copper powder,

(ii) firing a substrate obtained through the step (i), thereby forming a titanium nitride layer and an adhesion layer in the
order mentioned on or above the nitride ceramic sinter;

(iii) forming a resist pattern on a part of the adhesion layer where a wiring pattern is not to be formed, by a photolithographic
method;

(iv) forming a copper plating layer on a part of the adhesion layer where the resist pattern is not formed;
(v) removing the resist pattern;
(vi) etching an exposed part of the adhesion layer; and
(vii) etching an exposed part of the titanium nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 9,457,306

REGULATED VACUUM OFF-GASSING OF GAS FILTER FOR FLUID PROCESSING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A method for filtering a gas, the method comprising:
sparging a gas through a liquid within a compartment of a container, the container comprising a flexible bag;
passing the sparged gas from the container through a gas filter of a filter assembly; and
applying a partial vacuum to the gas filter so that the partial vacuum assists in drawing the sparged gas through the gas
filter.

US Pat. No. 9,457,070

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES OF ALPHA 1-ANTITRYPSIN FOR EARLY INTERVENTION IN BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION AND TREATMENT OF GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for treating acute graft versus host disease (GvHD) in a human subject in need thereof, said method comprising
administering to the human subject a composition comprising alpha 1-antitrypsin (AAT) and treating GvHD in the human subject.

US Pat. No. 9,460,467

USED AUTOMOBILE TRANSACTION FACILITATION FOR A SPECIFIC USED AUTOMOBILE

Sidekick Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, via a used automobile consumer seller interface, a first request for a response regarding a first used automobile,
the first request made by a consumer used automobile seller located at a first location and including a vehicle identifier
and geolocation information of the consumer used automobile seller;

executing instructions, by at least one processing device, to:
determine, based on the geolocation information, that the consumer used automobile seller is located at the first location;
generate, based on the determined first location, an in-market used automobile buyer area;
determine that at least one used automobile buyer is located within the in-market used automobile buyer area;
receive, via a used automobile buyer interface, a first bid from a first used automobile buyer located at a second location
within the in-market used automobile buyer area;

generate, based on receiving the first bid, driving directions from the first location to the second location; and
provide, via the used automobile consumer seller interface, the first bid including at least a price for the first used automobile
and the driving directions from the first location to the second location.

US Pat. No. 9,462,682

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

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

1. A conductive structure body comprising:
a substrate;
a conductive layer; and
a darkening layer satisfying the following Equations 1 and 2 to light having at least one wavelength of light having the wavelength
of 550 to 650 nm:


wherein,
|R| is a parameter for reducing visuality of the conductive structure body,
n is a refractive index, k is an extinction coefficient, RMetal is a reflectance of the conductive layer,

d is a thickness of the darkening layer, and ? is the wavelength of light.

US Pat. No. 9,462,185

WIDE-AREA AERIAL CAMERA SYSTEMS

nearmap Australia Pty Ltd...

1. A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising:
two steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a first beam-steering
mechanism, a pointing direction of the detail camera being time-multiplexed by the first beam-steering mechanism to sweep
out a wider effective field of view along a steering axis, the first beam-steering mechanism comprising a first steerable
mirror tilted with respect to an optical axis of the detail camera module, the first steerable mirror being configured to
spin about the optical axis of the detail camera module to effect beam steering, the steering axes of every detail camera
module being angularly distributed substantially 90 degrees apart from each other and angled at substantially 45 degrees to
a direction of flight, each detail camera module being configured to sweep out a field of view between an extreme right oblique
angle and an extreme left oblique angle.

US Pat. No. 9,459,764

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SELECTING AT LEAST ONE PREDEFINED WORKFLOW BASED ON AN INTERACTION WITH A USER

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:
storing, in memory of a call center system, a plurality of predefined workflows capable of being performed through the call
center system, each predefined workflow including a plurality of tasks to be performed in a predefined sequence utilizing
a user interface;

tracking, by the call center system, call center operational statistics from interactions with a group affiliated with a user;
receiving, within the call center system, an automatic alert in response to an identification of a predetermined change to
the call center operational statistics;

in response to receiving the automatic alert:
obtaining the call center operational statistics,
identifying, by the call center system, a first set of tasks that are likely to be performed by the group affiliated with
the user and a second set of tasks that are not likely to be performed by the group affiliated with the user, based on the
obtained call center operational statistics,

predicting, by the call center system, that the user will perform at least one of the predefined workflows, using the first
set of tasks identified as likely to be performed and the second set of tasks identified as not likely to be performed, and

selecting, by the call center system, the at least one of the predefined workflows predicted to be performed by the user;
and

designing an interactive voice response (IVR) layer that maps a plurality of user selectable options to the selected workflows;
in response to a call received by the call center system from the user, presenting to the user the selectable options through
an IVR interface of the call center system;

receiving, through the IVR interface of the call center system, a selection by the user of one of the selectable options;
identifying the workflow mapped to the selected option; and
launching, within the user interface for an agent of the call center system, the workflow identified as mapped to the selected
option for allowing completion of the predefined sequence of tasks included in the launched workflow.

US Pat. No. 9,461,176

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

9. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising the steps of:
forming a gate electrode over a substrate;
forming a gate insulating film over the gate electrode;
forming an oxide semiconductor film over the gate insulating film;
forming an oxide film over the oxide semiconductor film;
forming a pair of electrodes electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film over the oxide film, without performing
heat treatment after the oxide film is formed;

forming a first oxide insulating film over the oxide film and the pair of electrodes by a plasma CVD,
wherein a film formation temperature of the first oxide insulating film is higher than or equal to 280° C. and lower than
or equal to 400° C.;

forming a second oxide insulating film over the first oxide insulating film; and
performing heat treatment at a temperature higher than or equal to 150° C. and lower than or equal to 400° C.

US Pat. No. 9,460,286

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MANAGING SECURITY IN A NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION (NFV) BASED COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying, by a first hardware unit in a Network Function Virtualization based (NFV-based) network, that a security attack
has occurred within the first hardware unit;

responsive to identifying the security attack, identifying by the first hardware unit a second hardware unit in the NFV-based
network that is operative to replace the first hardware unit;

initiating, by the first hardware unit, a migration of functionality of the first hardware unit to the identified second hardware
unit; and

after the functionality of the first hardware unit is migrated to the second hardware unit, executing a security defense software
program in the first hardware unit to cleanse the first hardware unit; and

after the first hardware unit is cleansed, reinitiating the migrated functionality at the first hardware unit.

US Pat. No. 9,458,729

ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY FOR APPARATUSES SUPPORTED BY THE ROTOR OF AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. An aircraft engine comprising:
a stator;
a main shaft, a first rotor, and a second rotor;
a transmission mechanism configured to convert rotation of the main shaft into rotation of the first rotor in a first direction
and into rotation of the second rotor in a second direction opposite the first direction;

at least one first electrical device carried by the s rotor and at least one second electrical device carried by the second
rotor;

at least one first field winding carried by the stator;
a control unit configured to cause direct electric current to flow in first field winding; and
at least one first armature winding carried by the first rotor and connected to the first electrical device and at least one
second armature winding carried by the second rotor and connected to the second electrical device;

the first field winding being disposed between the first armature winding and the second armature winding.
US Pat. No. 9,458,206

L-AMINO ACID-PRODUCING BACTERIUM AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN L-AMINO ACID

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for producing an L-amino acid comprising:
a) culturing in a medium a bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae, which is able to produce an L-amino acid,
and has been modified to have a mutation in a yeaS gene selected from the group consisting of:

(I) replacing the amino acid residue at position 28 of SEQ ID NO: 2 with an amino acid residue other than threonine,
(II) replacing the amino acid residue at position 137 of SEQ ID NO: 2 with an amino acid residue other than phenylalanine
residue,

(III) replacing the amino acid residue at position 188 of SEQ ID NO: 2 with an amino acid residue other than leucine, and,
(IV) combinations thereof; and
b) collecting the L-amino acid from the medium;
wherein the yeaS gene without said mutation encodes a protein selected from the group consisting of:
(A) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and
(B) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, but wherein 1 to 10 amino acid residues are substituted,
and the protein has an activity of improving an L-cysteine-producing ability in the bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae
as compared to a non-modified bacterium when expression of the protein is increased in the bacterium.

US Pat. No. 9,461,059

PATTERNING FOR VARIABLE DEPTH STRUCTURES

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method of forming a NAND flash memory comprising:
forming an array of NAND flash memory cells across a surface of a silicon substrate, the NAND flash memory cells arranged
in NAND strings, each NAND string having contact areas at ends, neighboring NAND strings separated by a shallow trench isolation
structure;

subsequently forming a dielectric layer over the NAND strings and the shallow trench isolation structures;
subsequently forming a mask layer over the silicon substrate; and
subsequently forming an opening in the mask layer, the opening being elongated along a direction that is perpendicular to
the NAND strings, the opening extending over a plurality of contact areas, having a first width at first locations over contact
areas and having a second width at second locations over shallow trench isolation structures, the second width being less
than the first width.

US Pat. No. 9,456,997

SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF ?1-ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PEDIATRIC HEART FAILURE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of treating dilated cardiomyopathy in a pediatric subject comprising administering to said subject an effective
amount of a ?1-adrenergic receptor-selective antagonist, wherein said ?1-adrenergic receptor-selective antagonist is at least
twice as ?1-selective as Metoprolol.

US Pat. No. 9,461,210

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting element comprising:
a semiconductor stacked layer body having an n-type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a p-type semiconductor layer
in this order, and a plurality of exposed portions defined at an upper surface side of the semiconductor stacked layer body,
the plurality of exposed portions respectively exposing a part of the n-type semiconductor layer;

a p-side electrode arranged in a first region and electrically connected with an upper surface of the p-type semiconductor
layer and arranged at one corner above the p-type semiconductor layer in a plan view; and

an n-side electrode electrically integrally connected to the plurality of exposed portions and arranged in a second region
in a plan view;

wherein the semiconductor stacked layer body has a rectangular shape in a plan view, and
the plurality of exposed portions includes, in a plan view, a plurality of first exposed portions arranged at substantially
equal intervals along a side of the semiconductor stacked layer body and a plurality of second exposed portions arranged closer
to the p-side electrode than the first exposed portions are to the p-side electrode,

the plurality of second exposed portions include at least one second exposed portion which has a shortest distance to the
first exposed portions which is longer than a shortest distance among the first exposed portions; and the plurality of second
exposed portions also include a shortest distance to the p-side electrode which is shorter than the shortest distance among
the first exposed portions.

US Pat. No. 9,460,620

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING YELLOW TRAP SEQUENCES

EBERLE DESIGN, INC., Pho...

1. A malfunction management unit comprising:
an input/output module communicatively coupled to a controller, wherein the input/output module is configured to monitor a
sequence of intersection phases determined by the controller; and

a yellow trap detection module communicatively coupled to the input/output module, the yellow trap detection module configured
to determine whether a yellow trap sequence has occurred within the sequence of intersection phases, wherein the yellow trap
sequence comprises a first state followed by a second state, the first state corresponding to permissive left turns in both
a first direction and a second, opposing direction, and the second state corresponding to a protected left turn in the first
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,458,089

PHENOXY ALKYL DIETHANOLAMINE AND DIISOPROPANOLAMINE COMPOUNDS FOR DELIVERING ACTIVE AGENTS

Emisphere Technologies, I...

1. A compound selected from
and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,462,663

INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITY FOR LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A system, comprising:
intelligent lighting devices, each respective intelligent lighting device comprising:
a light source;
a communication interface configured to enable communication via a network link; and
a processor coupled to control the light source and coupled to communicate via the communication interface and the network
link with one or more others of the intelligent lighting devices and configured to control operations of at least the respective
intelligent lighting device, wherein:

at least one of the intelligent lighting devices includes a user input sensor configured to detect user activity related to
user inputs without requiring physical contact of the user;

at least one of the intelligent lighting devices includes an output component configured to provide information output to
the user;

the user is within a vicinity of the user input sensor and the output component; and
one or more of the processors of the intelligent lighting devices is further configured to process user inputs detected by
the user input sensor, control lighting and control output to the user via the output component so as to implement an interactive
user interface, including to selectively:

control a lighting operation of at least a plurality of the lighting devices as a function of a processed user input; and
obtain and provide information as an output via the output component, in response to a processed user input.

US Pat. No. 9,462,541

METHOD FOR ENHANCED ACCESS SELECTION FOR A USER EQUIPMENT IN A CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED ACCESS SELECTION OF A USER EQUIPMENT

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for enhanced access selection for a user equipment in a cellular telecommunications network,
wherein the cellular telecommunications network comprises an access network;
wherein the user equipment is located in a radio cell of the access network and in a radio coverage area of an access point,
wherein the radio cell is served by a serving base station entity,
wherein the user equipment is registered with the telecommunications network via the serving base station entity,
wherein the user equipment comprises or receives a policy information data element, the policy information data element being
related to a policy regarding establishment of a data connection, using at least one data bearer, of the user equipment with
the telecommunications network via the access point instead of via the serving base station entity,

wherein in case that a data bearer between the user equipment and the telecommunications network is to be established or is
ongoing, and the policy allows establishment or continuation of the data bearer of the user equipment via the access point
instead of via the serving base station entity, the method comprises the following, steps:

in a first step, the serving base station entity sending validation information to the user equipment, the validation information
having either a positive value, indicating to apply the policy corresponding to the policy information data element, or a
negative value, indicating not to apply the policy corresponding to the policy information data element; and

in a second step, subsequent to the first step, the user equipment applying the policy corresponding to the policy information
data element in case that the validation information has a positive value, and the user equipment terminating the data bearer
or refraining from establishing the data bearer via the access point in case that the validation information has a negative
value.

US Pat. No. 9,461,911

VIRTUAL PORT GROUPING FOR VIRTUAL CLUSTER SWITCHING

BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SY...

1. A switch, comprising:
a port configured to couple to a server hosting a number of virtual machines;
a storage device storing information regarding a set of virtual port groups, wherein a respective virtual port group in the
set indicates a group of virtual media access control (MAC) addresses associated with corresponding virtual ports of virtual
machines;

a virtual port grouping mechanism configured to:
identify a virtual port group for a frame based on the information in the storage device;
determine whether the frame is traveling from the virtual port group to the same virtual port group; and
prevent the frame from being forwarded upon a determination that the frame is not traveling to the same virtual port group.

US Pat. No. 9,457,297

METHOD OF SECURING FILTER ELEMENTS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A filter securing apparatus, consisting of:
a filter unit body;
a multiplicity of tubular filter elements positioned on said filter unit body, each of said tubular filter elements consisting
of a tubular filter and a filter cap closing a top of the tubular filter thereby defining a closed top of each tubular filter
element and said tubular filter further consists of an open bottom defining an open bottom of each tubular filter element;

holes in said filter unit body, wherein said open bottoms of said tubular filter elements are positioned over said holes in
said filter unit body;

a frame unit positioned over said closed tops and said filter caps;
a bolt connecting said frame unit to said filter unit body;
dimples in either said frame unit or said filter caps that close said tops of said tubular filter elements; and
sockets in either said frame unit or said filter caps that close said tops of said tubular filter elements that receive said
dimples in either said frame unit or said filter caps that close said tops of said tubular filter elements to secure said
tubular filter elements to said filter unit body.

US Pat. No. 9,461,130

ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE REGIONS AND DUMMY REGIONS

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method for integrating a power electronic device in a chip of semiconductor material of a first type of conductivity,
comprising:
forming an epitaxial layer of a second type of conductivity extending into the chip from a front surface of the chip and comprising
an epitaxial region, a portion of the chip between a rear surface of the chip opposite the front surface and the epitaxial
layer defining a collector layer comprising a collector region,

forming a body layer of the first type of conductivity extending into the epitaxial layer from the front surface,
forming a gate region of conductive material in a trench extending from the front surface into the epitaxial layer through
the body layer,

forming a source region of the second type of conductivity extending into the body layer from the front surface at a first
side of said trench, wherein the source region and portions of the body layer delimited by said first side identify an emitter
region, and portions of the body layer delimited by a second side of the trench opposite the first side identify a dummy emitter
region,

wherein forming the gate region comprises forming the gate region along a first wall of the trench facing the emitter region,
and

forming a dummy gate region in said trench, said dummy gate region being electrically isolated from said gate region and extending
along a second wall of the trench opposite said first wall.

US Pat. No. 9,460,815

REUSING PARTIAL BAD BLOCKS IN NAND MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for remapping block and plane-based architecture memory comprising:
in a non-volatile storage device having a controller and blocks of memory with a metapage-based addressing architecture, wherein
each metapage comprises pages across two or more planes, the controller:

allocates a group of replacement blocks that comprises a plurality of metapages;
identifies a block with one or more bad wordlines;
identifies metapages with the one or more bad wordlines; and
addresses each of the metapages with one or more bad wordlines to point to a replacement metapage in the replacement blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,462,660

CONTROLLING AN ELECTRONIC DIMMING BALLAST DURING LOW TEMPERATURE OR LOW MERCURY CONDITIONS

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A method for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical load, the method comprising:
adjusting a first magnitude of a first operating characteristic of the electrical load;
measuring a second magnitude of a second operating characteristic of the electrical load, the second operating characteristic
different than the first operating characteristic;

stopping adjustment of the first magnitude of the first operating characteristic of the electrical load if the second magnitude
of the second operating characteristic crosses a first threshold; and

subsequently beginning to adjust the first magnitude of the first operating characteristic of the electrical load when the
second magnitude of the second operating characteristic crosses a second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,461,980

PREDICTIVE PREFETCHING OF ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a network access control (NAC) device and from a client device, a request for access to a network, wherein the
request includes a device identifier for the client device;

predicting, by the NAC device and based on the device identifier and a device usage history of the client device, a user assumed
to be making the request;

prior to completing a user authentication process, requesting, by the NAC device and from a directory server, session attributes
for the predicted user;

receiving, by the NAC device and from an authentication server, an indication of whether a user associated with the client
device was successfully authenticated;

determining, by the NAC device and based on an identifier of the user, whether the predicted user is the user associated with
the client device; and

responsive to determining that the predicted user is the user associated with the client device, establishing, by the NAC
and using the session attributes for the predicted user, a session between the client device and the network.

US Pat. No. 9,462,721

SERVER

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A server, comprising:
a chassis;
a main tray slidably connected to the chassis, in which of the main tray is operated to be pulled out or pushed into the chassis
along a first direction, the main tray comprising:

an accommodating slot having a connection interface;
a sub-tray slidably disposed in the accommodating slot, wherein, after the main tray is pulled out of the chassis, the sub-tray
is operated to slide relative to the main tray along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction so as to be placed
between an expanded position or a retracted position;

a tray door spanning a width of the sub-tray between a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, wherein the first
end of the tray door is pivotally connected to the sub-tray, and the second end of the tray door is selectively engaged with
the sub-tray; and

a hard disk drive which is suitable for being connected to the connection interface and held in the sub-tray;
wherein, when the second end of the tray door is detached from the sub-tray, the hard disk drive is plugged out of the connection
interface with the sub-tray sliding along the second direction, and is removed from the sub-tray;

wherein the sub-tray comprises a hook member disposed opposite to the second end of the tray door;
wherein the tray door further comprises an engagement mechanism including:
a fixed member fixed on the second end;
a compression spring passing through the fixed member; and
a sliding piece having a first side face and a second side face opposite to each other, the first side face being connected
to the compression spring, the second side face having a position-limiting groove arranged for engaging with the hook member;
and

wherein the tray door has a first wall and a second wall adjacent to the first wall, and the first wall is connected to the
fixed member, the second wall has a position-limiting hole, and the position-limiting hole is placed at the second end, and
a bump is disposed between the first side face and the second side face and is limited in the position-limiting hole.

US Pat. No. 9,460,865

MECHANICALLY ROBUST, ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ULTRALOW-DENSITY CARBON NANOTUBE-BASED AEROGELS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A device comprising a porous carbon aerogel or composite thereof as an energy storage material, catalyst support, sensor
or adsorbent, wherein the porous carbon aerogel comprises a network of interconnected struts comprising carbon nanotube bundles
covalently crosslinked by graphitic carbon nanoparticles, wherein the carbon nanotubes account for 5 to 95 wt. % of the aerogel
and the graphitic carbon nanoparticles account for 5 to 95 wt. % of the aerogel, and wherein the aerogel has an electrical
conductivity of at least 10 S/m and is capable of withstanding strains of more than 10% before fracture.

US Pat. No. 9,461,769

OPTICAL DEMULTIPLEXER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN OPTICAL DEMULTIPLEXER

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An optical demultiplexer comprising:
a Mach-Zehnder interleaver having a first port configured to receive an input of a sum of a first optical signal with a second
optical signal, a second port configured to output the first optical signal, a third port configured to output the second
optical signal, and a fourth port; and

an optical component coupled to the second port and configured to split the first optical signal into a weak intensity optical
signal and a strong intensity optical signal;

said optical component configured to generate the weak intensity optical signal and back reflect it through said Mach-Zehnder
interleaver towards the fourth port.

US Pat. No. 9,461,423

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing defining a front mating face, an upper wall, a lower wall, and a receiving space between the upper wall
and the lower wall, the upper wall defining a plurality of first terminal slots, the lower wall defining a plurality of second
terminal slots;

a plurality of upper terminals and a plurality of lower terminals received in the insulative housing, the upper terminals
comprising a pair of signal terminals and a ground terminal on one side of the pair of signal terminals; and

an insulative body insert molded with the upper terminals to constitute a terminal module, the upper terminal having a fixed
portion insert molded in the insulative body and an elastic arm extending beyond the insulative body and received in the first
terminal slot;

wherein both the fixed portions of the signal terminal and the ground terminal have a same first width, both the elastic arms
of the signal terminal and the ground terminal have a same second width, the second width is wider than the first width, every
two adjacent fixed portions of the upper terminals are equidistant, and every two adjacent elastic arms of the upper terminals
are equidistant; and

wherein the fixed portion extends in a vertical direction, and the upper terminal comprises a soldering portion backwardly
extending in a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,461,415

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH NEW ASSEMBLING METHOD

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a contact module comprising two rows of contacts retained therein and a shielding plate, the contacts module defining a main
base, a middle step and a mating tongue and, the middle step being located between the main base and the mating tongue in
a mating direction, the contacts comprising contacting portions exposed on opposite surfaces of the mating tongue;

a metallic shell retained on the main base and surrounding the mating tongue and the middle step to define a mating cavity
there among;

a one piece grounding collar;
wherein the grounding collar comprises a collar portion fitly surrounding the middle step and a grounding plate extending
from the collar portion to mechanically and electrically connect with the metallic shell.

US Pat. No. 9,458,788

INJECTOR DRIVER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An injector driver, comprising:
a plurality of driving switches configured to operate an injector; and
a driving semiconductor configured to:
drive the driving switches;
determine a short defect of the injector during an idle mode; and
detect and store the defective short in a channel unit,
wherein the driving semiconductor includes a controller configured to:
monitor a connection node short between the driving switches and the injector;
store the monitored connection node short in a register; and
read information stored in the register to determine a short defect location of the injector.

US Pat. No. 9,458,488

POINT OF CARE SENSOR SYSTEMS

Nanomix, Inc., Emeryvill...

1. A cartridge for sensing one or more analytes in a sample, the cartridge comprising:
a sample inlet chamber for receiving a sample;
a reagent chamber configured to store a solid phase reagent;
a mixing circuit connected to the sample inlet chamber and comprising a mixing chamber and the reagent chamber;
one or more sensors; and
a detection channel providing a flow path over the one or more sensors, wherein the cartridge includes at least two sensors
and is configured to perform non-capture electrochemical enzymatic sensing and electrochemical enzyme-linked immunosorbent
assay (ELISA) sensing on a single sample.

US Pat. No. 9,457,551

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY

INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for manufacturing a display, comprising:
providing a first to-be-released structure, wherein the first to-be-released structure comprises a first carrying layer, a
first release layer, a first flexible layer and a first display structure which are sequentially stacked together;

at least separating the first carrying layer from the first to-be-released structure to form a first to-be-bonded structure;
bonding the first to-be-bonded structure on a first supporting layer of a second carrying layer, a first separation layer
and the first supporting layer which are sequentially stacked together to form a first laminated structure, wherein the first
laminated structure at least comprises the first supporting layer, the first flexible layer and the first display structure
which are sequentially stacked together;

providing a second laminated structure, wherein the second laminated structure at least comprises a second supporting layer
and a second display structure which are sequentially stacked together; and

bonding the first laminated structure and the second laminated structure.

US Pat. No. 9,462,377

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING AN AUDIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method for optimizing a motor vehicle communication system, the method comprising:
detecting a first sound in the vehicle;
determining current states of a plurality of noise-related conditions of the motor vehicle;
searching a database of noise-related condition states and locating a noise-related condition state in the database that is
at least substantially equal to the current states of the plurality of noise-related conditions;

obtaining from the database, audio communication system operating parameters that correspond to the noise-related condition
state, and that are at least substantially equal to said current states of the plurality of noise-related conditions;

applying the audio communication system operating parameters that were obtained from the database to the audio communication
system as initial audio communication system parameters, which thereby reduce noise from the first sound and to thereby provide
a second, noise-reduced sound to be transmitted; and

transmitting the second, noise-reduced sound from the motor vehicle communication system;
wherein the steps of the method are performed without measuring, determining or estimating noise in the motor vehicle;
wherein the step of obtaining from the database, audio communication system operating parameters that correspond to the noise-related
condition state that is at least substantially equal to said current states of the plurality of noise-related conditions,
comprises: using interpolation/extrapolation techniques to determine audio communication system parameters that substantially
correspond to current states of noise-related conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,462,279

IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE

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

1. A video decoding method, comprising:
determining a current block to be decoded, by decoding block size information from a bitstream;
decoding a skip information of the current block from the bitstream, the skip information indicating whether the current block
is a skip block;

when the skip information indicates that the current block is the skip block,
decoding a skip motion information of the current block from the bitstream, and
reconstructing the current block directly from a predicted block predicted based on the skip motion information, without reconstructing
a residual signal information from the bitstream; and

when the skip information indicates that the current block is not the skip block,
decoding an intra or inter prediction information of the current block and a residual signal information from the bitstream,
and

reconstructing the current block based on the prediction information and the residual signal information,
wherein the determination of the current block to be decoded comprises:
decoding a bitstream to reconstruct a first information on a minimum block size and a second information on a difference between
a maximum block size and the minimum block size,

determining the maximum block size based on the first and second information,
reconstructing a partition flag indicating whether each node, starting from a node of an uppermost layer having the maximum
block size in a tree structure, is partitioned into four nodes of a lower layer, and

identifying, as the current block to be decoded, a block corresponding to a node which is not further partitioned.

US Pat. No. 9,458,726

DOVETAIL RETENTION SYSTEM FOR BLADE TRACKS

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A turbine shroud comprising
a metallic inner carrier formed to include a plurality of apertures,
a plurality of ceramic blade track segments each including an arcuate runner arranged radially inward from the metallic inner
carrier and a dovetail post extending radially outward from the arcuate runner through one of the apertures formed in the
metallic inner carrier, and

a plurality of segment retainers arranged radially outward from the metallic inner carrier, each segment retainer formed to
include a retention channel mated with a portion of a corresponding dovetail post, and each segment retainer sized to block
movement of the corresponding dovetail post through the aperture so that the plurality of ceramic blade track segments are
coupled to the metallic inner carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,462,282

IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A decoding method for decoding a control parameter for controlling decoding of an image, the decoding method comprising:
determining a context for a current block in the image, from among a plurality of contexts; and
performing arithmetic decoding on a bitstream corresponding to the current block, using the determined context to obtain the
control parameter for the current block,

wherein the determining further includes:
determining a signal type under which the control parameter of the current block is classified;
determining the context by using both of decoded control parameters for a left block and an upper block, when the signal type
is a first type, the left block being a neighboring block to the left of the current block, and the upper block being a neighboring
block on top of the current block;

determining the context by using a predetermined fixed value, without using any of the decoded control parameters for the
left block and the upper block, when the signal type is a second type different from the first type; and

determining the context by using a hierarchical depth of a data unit to which the control parameter for the current block
belongs, without using both of the decoded control parameters for the left block and the upper block, when the signal type
is a third type different from the first type and the second type regardless of a decoding mode used to decode the current
block,

wherein one of a split flag and a skip flag is classified under the first type, the split flag indicating whether or not the
current block is partitioned into a plurality of blocks, and the skip flag indicating whether or not the current block is
to be skipped,

wherein a residual flag is classified under the second type, the residual flag indicating whether or not luma coefficient
data and chroma coefficient data are included in the current block,

wherein a luma coefficient flag and a chrominance coefficient flag are classified under the third type, the luma coefficient
flag indicating whether or not the current block includes a non-zero luma coefficient, and the chrominance coefficient flag
indicating whether or not the current block includes a non-zero chrominance coefficient, and

wherein a first number of contexts for the luma coefficient flag is different from a second number of contexts for the chrominance
coefficient flag.

US Pat. No. 9,461,757

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING A SIGNAL BASED ON A FIRST AND A SECOND COVARIANCE MEASURE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a signal representing a two-dimensional time-frequency signal pattern;
determining a frequency covariance measure based on a predetermined first signal part of the signal pattern, which comprises
a reference signal;

determining a time covariance measure based on a predetermined second signal part of the signal pattern, which comprises a
data signal; and

noise whitening the signal based on the frequency covariance measure and the time covariance measure.

US Pat. No. 9,457,926

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATING PACKAGING MEANS BY APPLYING DECORATIONS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. A method for treating packages, said method comprising applying decorations to said packages, wherein applying decorations
comprises applying a main decoration to said package, applying a detachable part label with a reduced adhesion strength to
said package, said reduced adhesion strength being an adhesion strength that is smaller than an adhesion strength of said
main decoration, wherein said part label is provided on a region of said main decoration and takes up part of a surface region
of said main decoration, and after having applied said detachable part label to said package, printing on said part label,
which is on said package, by using a digital printing process controlled by a computer that relies on a digital printing mask
that is at least one of stored on and generated by said computer, wherein said computer controls at least one print head to
cause said print head to print a print on said part label after said part label has been applied to said package.

US Pat. No. 9,462,732

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING (EMI) APPARATUS INCLUDING A FRAME WITH DRAWN LATCHING FEATURES

LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A shielding apparatus suitable for use in providing electromagnetic interference shielding for one or more electrical components
on a substrate, the shielding apparatus comprising:
a cover including one or more retention members having one or more cam surfaces and one or more openings;
a frame having a top surface and sidewalls, the frame being partly drawn in construction such that the frame includes:
one or more drawn latching features extending outwardly from the top surface of the frame, the one or more drawn latching
features engageable within the one or more openings of the cover to thereby releasably attach the cover to the frame; and

one or more openings along the sidewalls where material was drawn to form the one or more drawn latching features, which openings
extend downwardly along the sidewalls from the one or more drawn latching features to a bottom of the frame such that each
of the one or more openings along the sidewalls has an open shape;

wherein the one or more drawn latching features contact and slide along the one or more cam surfaces of the one or more retention
members of the cover when the cover is positioned over the frame, and wherein sliding contact of the one or more drawn latching
features with the one or more cam surfaces causes the one or more retention members to move and allow the one or more drawn
latching features to move into the one or more openings of the one or more retention members.

US Pat. No. 9,462,319

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSOR SYNTHESIS AND ARBITRATION BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES AND VEHICLES

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for using data that is external to a vehicle in vehicular application, said method comprising:
determining data that is external to the vehicle is available for use;
comparing the external data to data that is available on a vehicle system;
determining whether the external data has a higher utility function compared to data that is available on the vehicle system,
where the utility function is computed based on an accuracy, a latency and a cost of the data; and

using the external data to enhance a vehicular application if the external data has a higher utility function than the data
that is available on the vehicle system.

US Pat. No. 9,461,475

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM HAVING A DC LINK

ABB Technology OY, Helsi...

1. An electrical system having a DC link, comprising:
a controlled rectifier having an input and an output;
an electrical power source connected to the input of the controlled rectifier, the output of the controlled rectifier being
connected to the DC link;

means for storing electrical energy;
at least one DC to DC converter connected between the DC link and the means for storing electrical energy, the at least one
DC to DC converter being configured to transfer power in both directions;

a motor; and
at least one DC to AC converter connected between the DC link and the motor, the at least one DC to AC converter being configured
to transfer power in both directions, wherein:

the controlled rectifier comprises means for controlling the DC voltage of the DC link when the voltage of the DC link is
in a first voltage range, wherein the at least one DC to DC converter is configured to control the DC voltage of the DC link
by at least one of (i) charging the means for storing electrical energy when the voltage of the DC link is in a second voltage
range, the second voltage range having higher voltage values than the first voltage range, and (ii) discharging the means
for storing electrical energy when the voltage of the DC link is in a third voltage range, the third voltage range having
lower voltages than the first voltage range; and

the at least one DC to AC converter is configured to control the DC voltage of the DC link by at least one of (i) reducing
a generated power produced by the motor when the voltage of the DC link is in a fourth voltage range, the fourth voltage range
having higher voltage values than the second voltage range, and (ii) reducing a motoring power taken by the motor when the
voltage of the DC link is in a fifth voltage range, the fifth voltage range having lower voltage values than the third voltage
range.

US Pat. No. 9,457,280

AUTO PROGRAM PREVENTING METHOD FOR AUCTION HOUSE FOR ON-LINE GAME ITEM AND SERVER THEREFOR

INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO...

1. An auto program preventing method for an item auction house of an on-line game, the method comprising:
receiving a search request for an item from a user terminal in an auction house where an auction service provider server of
an on-line game registers an item for an on-line game and auctions off the item to a user who bids the highest price for the
registered item;

determining whether the number of times of searching the same item within a predetermined time exceeds a predetermined number
of times by analyzing the search request received from the user terminal; and

transmitting, when the number of times of searching exceeds the predetermined number of times, a latest search result among
search results corresponding to previous search requests to the user terminal as a search result corresponding to the recently
received search request after a predetermined search ignoring period passes.

US Pat. No. 9,456,971

MOISTURIZER AND COSMETIC AGENT CONTAINING SAME

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A moisturizer comprising an acylproline of formula (1) or a salt thereof

wherein an acyl group represented by R1—CO— is an acyl group of a saturated or unsaturated fatty acid having 6 to 14 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,462,725

SERVER RACK AND ITS SERVER DEVICE

Quanta Computer Inc., Ta...

1. A server device, comprising:
a chassis having a containing space, a first opening and a second opening, wherein the first opening and the second opening
are located at two opposite ends of the containing space;

a motherboard module disposed in the containing space, pluggable independently, and capable of plugging in and out from the
chassis via the first opening;

a power-supply module disposed in the containing space, pluggable independently, electrically connected to the motherboard
module, and capable of plugging in and out from the chassis via the first opening, wherein the power-supply module comprises
a power port which is located in the first opening; and

a plurality of input/output interface elements disposed on the motherboard module, and electrically connected to the motherboard
module, wherein all of the input/output interface elements are disposed in the first opening.

US Pat. No. 9,462,717

MOUNTING FRAME TO MOUNT A COMPONENT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A mounting frame to mount a component of a computing system, comprising:
a wall structure enclosing an inner space of the mounting frame;
first supports attached to the wall structure and mounted at a first height relative to the mounting frame to contact, at
the first height, a top surface of a first component having a first component height; and

second supports mounted at a second height relative to the mounting frame to contact, at the second height, a top surface
of a second component having a second component height less than the first component height,

each respective second support of the second supports moveable between a first position and a second position, the respective
second support when in the first position protruding into a respective opening in the wall structure, and the respective second
support when in the second position extending into the inner space to contact the top surface of the second component having
the second component height.

US Pat. No. 9,462,691

ENHANCED BALL GRID ARRAY

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A device package comprising:
a substrate having first and second major surfaces and electrical conductors extending across or into the substrate;
a two-dimensional array of pads formed on the first major surface of the substrate, first and second subsets of the pads being
connected to the electrical conductors, each pad of the second subset of the pads having a plurality of isolated electrically
conductive regions that are connected to different conductors;

solder balls or solder bumps formed on the first subset of the pads, said solder balls or solder bumps having a first height;
and

other devices formed on the second subset of the pads that have a height that is no more than that of the first height, wherein
each of the other devices is directly mounted on one of the second subset of the pads, wherein each of the other devices comprises
multiple terminals, and wherein each of the multiple terminals of one of the other devices is electrically connected to a
different one of the plurality of isolated electrically conductive regions of one of the second subset of the pads.

US Pat. No. 9,462,292

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO ENCODING/DECODING USING IMPROVED MERGE

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

1. A video decoding method, comprising:
extracting a merge flag and a merge index from a bitstream;
when the merge flag indicates a merge mode,
checking for whether predetermined candidate adding conditions are satisfied, and
adding into a merge candidate set including the merge candidates corresponding to neighboring blocks of a current block, a
combined bi-predictive motion parameter, the combined bi-predictive motion parameter generated by combining a list 0 motion parameter of a first available candidate block and a list 1 motion parameter of a second available candidate block, when the predetermined candidate adding conditions are satisfied;
and

generating a predicted block of the current block by using a motion parameter corresponding to a merge candidate selected
from the merge candidate set, the merge candidate selected by the extracted merge index,

wherein the merge candidate set is generated based on a maximum number of the merge candidates, the maximum number of the
merge candidates decided using information on the number of the merge candidates included in the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 9,460,868

ASSEMBLED POLE PART WITH POLE PART FRAME

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An assembled pole part, comprising:
two pole part frames made of insulating material, between which a vacuum-interrupter is mounted,
wherein the vacuum interrupter includes with a fixed contact and a moving contact, a first support at a moving contact side
to affix the vacuum interrupter to the pole part frames, and a second support at a fixed contact side to affix the vacuum
interrupter to the pole part frames,

wherein groups of at least two parallel fixation means or fixation points are arranged on each pole part frame and at different
distances along a longitudinal axis of each pole part frame,

wherein the first support at the moving contact side maintains a specified fixation position and a position of the second
support is selectable via the groups of fixation points, and

wherein via the groups of at least two parallel fixation points the two pole part frames are configured to accommodate vacuum
interrupters of different lengths.

US Pat. No. 9,459,275

METHOD OF SAMPLING ACCELERATION MEASUREMENTS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEEL

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

6. A device for sampling acceleration measurements of a wheel (10, 20, 30, 40) of a motor vehicle (1), said vehicle (1) having a tire pressure monitoring system, and being fitted with an electronic central unit (2), each of said wheels including:
a wheel unit (A, B, C, D) fixed to a rim (J10, J20, J30, J40) of radius R and having at least one accelerometer, measuring radial acceleration F1 of the wheel, and a microprocessor,

the accelerometer being configured to measure, for each wheel revolution, at given time intervals (Tmeasurement), a number (N) of radial acceleration values by the accelerometer;

said device comprising:
means for fixing a minimum number (N) of acceleration measurements per wheel revolution; and
means for determining time intervals (Tmeasurement) between two radial acceleration measurements, using the following relation:


wherein the accelerometer makes the radial acceleration measurements at the determined time intervals (Tmeasurement) from the means for determining time intervals; and

wherein the wheel unit receives and processes the radial acceleration measurements from the accelerometer and sends the processed
radial acceleration measurements to the electronic central unit.

US Pat. No. 9,457,739

NONWOVEN ACOUSTIC SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A nonwoven sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members and providing an acoustic barrier to the elongate members,
comprising:
a tubular wall having opposite lengthwise extending sides bonded to one another along a bonded seam to form a circumferentially
enclosed inner cavity extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends;

said tubular wall having an outer nonwoven layer and an inner scrim layer, said inner scrim layer being bonded to an inner
surface of said outer nonwoven layer, said bonded seam including melted material of said inner scrim layer;

wherein said outer nonwoven layer and said inner scrim layer are circumferentially continuous; and
wherein said bonded seam includes material from said outer nonwoven layer and material from said scrim layer melted and coalesced
together.

US Pat. No. 9,458,149

CRYSTAL FORM OF DABRAFENIB AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

HANGZHOU PUSHAI PHARMACEU...

13. A method of treating a disease associated with one or more Raf-family kinases comprising administering to a mammalian
subject in need thereof an effective amount of Crystal Form VII of Dabrafenib according to claim 1, wherein the disease is melanoma.

US Pat. No. 9,457,311

METHOD FOR THE REMOVAL OF HEAT STABLE AMINE SALTS FROM AN AMINE ABSORBENT

Alstom Technology Ltd., ...

1. A method for the removal of heat stable amine salts from a regenerated amine absorbent having a reduced concentration of
CO2, formed in a CO2 capture process by scrubbing a flue gas stream having CO2, wherein a CO2-rich amine absorbent is formed by removing the CO2 from the flue gas stream and the regenerated amine absorbent is formed from the CO2-rich amine absorbent in a regenerator by desorbing CO2 gas from the CO2-rich amine absorbent, the regenerated amine absorbent comprising at least one amine compound, residual CO2, and heat stable amine salts, the method comprising the steps of:
withdrawing a slipstream of the regenerated amine absorbent from the regenerator or from a liquid conduit between the regenerator
and a CO2-lean absorbent/CO2-rich absorbent heat exchanger;

subjecting the slipstream to a residual CO2 removal to form a CO2-lean amine absorbent; then

subjecting the CO2-lean amine absorbent to a separation in an amine reclaimer to remove heat stable amine salts from the CO2-lean amine absorbent to form a reclaimed amine absorbent, wherein the separation in the reclaimer includes subjecting the
CO2-lean amine absorbent to at least one of electrodialysis and ion exchange; and

returning the reclaimed amine absorbent having a reduced concentration of heat stable amine salts to the CO2 capture process.

US Pat. No. 9,457,120

AIR PURIFIER

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. An air purifier comprising:
an air sterilizing unit;
an air blowing unit arranged such that air flows in the air sterilizing unit;
the air sterilizing unit comprising:
a housing comprising a box body;
a substrate removably fixed in the housing; and
a plurality of ultraviolet light emitting diode arranged on the substrate and emitting deep ultraviolet ray having wavelength
of 200 to 350 nm;

the housing comprising a sterilizing room;
the sterilizing room being an inner space of the housing and facing a face of the substrate on which light emitting devices
are arranged, and comprising an air intake opening and an air outlet opening; and

the ultraviolet light emitting diode being arranged in a package having a structure such that light is emitted with strengthened
directivity, and being arranged in the housing such that the deep ultraviolet ray is emitted toward inside of the sterilizing
room,

wherein (A) at least a part of an inner wall surface of the sterilizing room comprises an ultraviolet reflective material
which may be covered with an ultraviolet ray transmitting material, and/or (B) one or more reflector plate which is a plate
body is arranged and fixed in the sterilizing room wherein at least a part of the surface of the reflector plate comprises
the ultraviolet reflective material; and

the deep ultraviolet ray emitted from the ultraviolet light emitting diode passes through air in the sterilizing room and
thereafter further passes through the air in the sterilizing room once or more, by being reflected on the inner wall surface
which comprises the ultraviolet reflective material or on the surface of the reflector plate which comprises the ultraviolet
reflective material.

US Pat. No. 9,462,504

TRANSMIT TIME OFFSET IN UPLINK MULTI-USER MULTIPLE INPUT-MULTIPLE OUTPUT SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for an access point (AP) a processor and circuitry to:
monitor respective transmit powers for a plurality of wireless stations,
determine a transmit time offset for a station having a lowest respective transmit power of the plurality of wireless stations,
transmit the transmit time offset to the station,
receive uplink data from the station, along with uplink data from other stations of the plurality of wireless stations, at
a time adjusted by the transmit time offset in accordance with an uplink multiuser multiple input multiple output (UL-MU-MIMO)
technique,

determine a station, of the plurality of wireless stations, having a highest transmit power, and
assign a zero transmit time offset to stations, of the plurality of wireless stations having a respective transmit power within
a predetermined power difference from the highest transmit power,

wherein transmission of the transmit time offsets and reception of the uplink data occurs within a transmission opportunity
(TXOP) obtained by the AP.

US Pat. No. 9,461,069

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING DIFFERENT CHANNEL MATERIALS INTO A CMOS CIRCUIT BY USING A SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE HAVING MULTIPLE TRANSISTOR LAYERS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A multilayer semiconductor structure having a layout footprint with a first region and a non-overlapping second region
and different transistor types fabricated using different channel material, the semiconductor structure comprising:
a first transistor layer comprising a first type of channel material in the first region but no channel material in the second
region;

a second transistor layer comprising a second type of channel material in the second region but no channel material in the
first region, the second transistor layer vertically elevated above the first transistor layer;

a first transistor fabricated on the first transistor layer; and
a second transistor fabricated on the second transistor layer, wherein the first transistor is interconnected with the second
transistor to form a circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,458,768

ALGAE-DERIVED FUEL/WATER EMULSION

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

6. A method comprising:
processing a wet algae material having been subjected to a refinement process without a water separation phase;
providing a wet biofuel including an algae-grown biofuel and the wet algae material having at least a portion of a water phase;
supplying the wet biofuel as an emulsion with a source supply device structured to deliver the wet biofuel to a gas turbine
engine; and

operating the gas turbine engine with the wet biofuel, and
wherein said providing the wet biofuel further includes reducing a generation of a quantity of nitrogen oxides in said operating
the gas turbine engine with a determined amount of the portion of the water phase, and wherein the operating the gas turbine
engine further includes combusting the wet biofuel in a combustor of the gas turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 9,458,420

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CONDUCTING IN VITRO EXPERIMENTS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A system for reducing waste of nutrient solution used to maintain a subject during experimentation by restoring at least
one nutrient of the nutrient solution depleted during the experimentation, comprising:
a retainer including a retainer wall defining a retainer space configured to accept and retain the nutrient solution and the
subject during the experimentation; and

a restoration component comprising an exchange element including a first input element extending to an output element, the
exchange element further comprising a second input element located between the first input element and the output element,
wherein the second input element and the output element are positioned within the retainer space, a first nutrient received
through the first input element and the nutrient solution received through the second input element are mixed together within
the exchange element and released through the output element without removal of the nutrient solution from the retainer.

US Pat. No. 9,458,288

POLYESTER COMPOUND

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A polyester compound, which is produced by reacting:
(1) a compound represented by formula (1):
wherein
R1 is a hydroxy group, a halogen atom, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkyloxy group, an aryloxy group, a —OM, or a group —O—Si(R2)3, where M is a metal atom and R2 is an alkyl group;

XDc is a phenylene group optionally having a substituent, a naphthylene group optionally having a substituent, an anthracenylene
group optionally having a substituent, a furandiyl group optionally having a substituent, a pyridinediyl group optionally
having a substituent, a thiophenediyl group optionally having a substituent, or a quinolinediyl group optionally having a
substituent;

YDc is —O—, —N?N—, a carbonyl group, an ethenylene group optionally having a substituent, or a single bond;

nDc is an integer of 0 to 2;

the two R1 may be the same as or different from each other;

when there are a plurality of XDc, they may be the same as or different from each other; and

when there are a plurality of YDc, they may be the same as or different from each other,

with
(2) a compound represented by formula (2):
wherein
R4 is a hydrogen atom, an acyl group, or a group —Si(R5)3, where R5 is an alkyl group;

X is a phenylene group optionally having a substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom and an alkyl group,
or a naphthylene group optionally having a substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom and an alkyl group;

Y is a methylene group optionally having a substituent, a group —S(?O)2—, or a single bond;

Z is a divalent aromatic group optionally having a substituent;
n is 0 or 1; and
the two R4 may be the same as or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,457,847

REAR-MOUNTED AERODYNAMIC STRUCTURES FOR CARGO BODIES

STEMCO LP, Charlotte, NC...

1. An aerodynamic structure configured for attachment to a rear end of a cargo body comprising:
an upper panel operatively connected to a side panel each configured to be hingedly mounted on a rear end of a cargo body,
the upper panel and side panel configured to hinge between a folded position on the rear end of the cargo body to a deployed
position on the rear end of the cargo body in which the upper panel and the side panel together define an aerodynamic structure
with an internal cavity; and

a linkage assembly operatively connected between the upper panel and the side panel so that hinged movement of the side panel
causes movement of the linkage assembly in response thereto and hinged movement of the upper panel in response to the movement
of the linkage assembly, and wherein the linkage assembly is hingedly mounted to a door of the cargo body.

US Pat. No. 9,462,728

ELECTRONIC BOARD PROVIDED WITH A LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-sou...

1. An electronic board comprising;
a support on which first electronic components, second electronic components and third electronic components are fixed, the
first electronic components having a height of less than a first threshold height, the second electronic components having
a height between the first threshold height and a second threshold height greater than the first threshold height, and the
third electronic components having a height greater than the second threshold height; and

a cold plate that extends parallel to the support, the distance between the cold plate and the support being equal to the
first threshold height, the cold plate comprising a base plate in which at least one channel is formed through which a coolant
is able to circulate, the base plate being fixed to a complementary plate closing the channel, wherein the cold plate covers
all the first electronic components, the first electronic components being connected to the cold plate through deformable
pads made of a heat conducting material,

wherein the cold plate is pierced by non-through openings inside which the second electronic components are inserted, the
second electronic components being connected to the cold plate through deformable pads made of a heat conducting material,

wherein the cold plate is pierced by through openings, in which the third electronic components are inserted, the electronic
board further comprising additional heat dissipaters connecting the third electronic components and the cold plate.

US Pat. No. 9,462,688

FLEXIBLE METAL LAMINATE CONTAINING FLUOROPOLYMER

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

1. A flexible metal laminate comprising
a first metal layer;
a first polyimide layer;
a monolithic polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein, formed on the first polyimide layer; and
a second polyimide layer formed on the polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein;
wherein in the monolithic polyimide layer including dispersed fluoropolymer, the content of the fluoropolymer per unit volume
is higher at 40 to 60% depth than at 5 to 10% depth of the total thickness from the surface of the polyimide layer;

wherein the fluoropolymer is dispersed by using a polyester-based dispersant in the polyimide layer,
wherein the polyimide layers including the first polyimide layer, the monolithic polyimide layer including dispersed fluoropolymer,
and the second polyimide layer have dielectric constant of 2.2 to 3.2 at 1MHz, dielectric loss of 0.001 to 0.007, and thermal
expansion coefficient of 15 to 35 ppm/K,

wherein the first metal layer has a peel strength value of 1.2 to 1.3 Kgf/cm, and wherein the peel strength value is measured
using a tensile strength measuring device for the flexible metal laminate that the metal was peeled off with a width of 1
cm from the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,462,399

AUDIO PLAYBACK SYSTEM MONITORING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

26. A system for monitoring status of N speakers in a playback environment, where N is a positive integer, said system including:
M microphones positioned in the playback environment, where M is a positive integer; and
a processor coupled to each of the M microphones, wherein the processor is configured to process audio data to perform a status
check on each speaker of the N speakers, including by comparing, for each said speaker and each of at least one microphone
in the M microphones, a status signal captured by the microphone and a template signal,

wherein the template signal is indicative of response of a template microphone to playback by the speaker, in the playback
environment at an initial time, of a channel of the sound track corresponding to said speaker, and

wherein the audio data are indicative of a status signal captured by each microphone of the M microphones during playback
of an audiovisual program whose soundtrack has N channels,

wherein said playback of the program includes emission of sound determined by the program from the speakers in response to
driving each speaker of the N speakers with a speaker feed for a different one of the channels of the soundtrack.

US Pat. No. 9,462,331

DISPLAY APPARATUS, VIDEO SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DISPLAY APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD OF VIDEO SIGNAL

Sony Corporation, (JP) S...

1. A signal receiving method for an apparatus, the method comprising:
receiving an uncompressed video signal from an external device via a plurality of channels comprised in a transmission path
by a differential signal;

receiving a first signal from the external device via a reserved line and a Hot Plug Detect (HPD) line, which are bi-directional
for transmission, comprised in the transmission path by a full duplex communication, in which the reserved line and the HPD
line are of a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable and can form another differential signal;

transmitting a second signal to the external device via the reserved line and the HPD line;
subtracting the second signal from the first signal to obtain a third signal;
transmitting a notification of a connection state to the external device by DC bias potential of the HPD line; and
displaying the received uncompressed video signal.

US Pat. No. 9,462,144

DISPLAY PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY PROCESSING METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A display processing device comprising:
a display section having a display surface and configured to display an entirety of a first preview image based on image data;
a touch location acquiring section configured to acquire a touch location at which a user touches the display surface;
an area defining section configured to define an image analysis area within the first preview image based on the touch location;
a display size recognizing section configured to recognize a display size of a character image, the character image being
included in the image analysis area defined within the first preview image and displayed in the display size on the display
section;

a magnification determining section configured to calculate a magnification so that the character image is displayed in a
specific size on the display section, the magnification determining section calculating the magnification based on the display
size and the specific size; and

an enlarging and displaying section configured to enlarge the first preview image at the magnification to obtain a second
preview image and cause the display section to display a portion of the second preview image.

US Pat. No. 9,460,886

HIGH RESOLUTION HIGH QUANTUM EFFICIENCY ELECTRON BOMBARDED CCD OR CMOS IMAGING SENSOR

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. An electron-bombarded detector for detecting low light signals, said electron-bombarded detector comprising:
a vacuum tube structure defining a cylindrical vacuum tube chamber having a first end and an opposing second end;
a photocathode disposed at said first end of the vacuum tube chamber and including a material that emits photoelectrons in
response to said low light signals;

a sensor disposed at the second end of the vacuum tube chamber and configured to receive at least some of said emitted photoelectrons,
and to generate an electric signal in response to said received photoelectrons;

a plurality of ring electrodes disposed in the vacuum tube chamber, each said ring electrode configured to generate, in response
to an applied voltage, an electric field that accelerates said emitted photoelectrons toward said second end of the vacuum
tight chamber;

a magnetic field generator disposed adjacent to the vacuum tube structure and configured to generate a symmetric magnetic
field in the vacuum tight chamber such that said symmetric magnetic field applies a focusing lens effect on said accelerated
photoelectrons; and

a controller configured to transmit said applied voltages to said plurality of ring electrodes such that the applied voltages
on the electrodes around the photocathode are adjusted to compensate the electron optics aberrations,

wherein said electron-bombarded detector is configured such that said photoelectrons received by said sensor have a landing
energy below 2 keV.

US Pat. No. 9,460,103

FILE SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, FILES SYNCHRONIZATION APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Beijing Lenovo Software L...

1. A file synchronization method for a first electronic device, the method comprising:
establishing a connection with a second electronic device; and
performing a first synchronization operation and a second synchronization operation,
wherein the first synchronization operation comprises: interacting with the second electronic device so as to synchronize
a first synchronization file from the second electronic device to the first electronic device, and to record a first piece
of file source information for the first synchronization file, wherein the first piece of file source information is configured
to identify that the first synchronization file comes from the second electronic device, and

wherein the second synchronization operation comprises: selecting a second synchronization file from the first electronic
device, and interacting with the second electronic device, so as to synchronize the second synchronization file to the second
electronic device, wherein the second synchronization file includes a second piece of file source information configured to
identify that the second synchronization file corresponds to the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,462,525

DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT AND USE OF BEARERS FOR MEDIA COMMUNICATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:
establishing a first bearer connection between a user equipment device (UE) and a packet data network gateway (PGW) via a
first base station and first air interface, wherein the PGW provides connectivity with an Internet Multimedia Subsystem (IMS),
and wherein the first bearer connection is an IMS signaling bearer;

conveying, via the first bearer connection, session setup signaling between the UE and the IMS, for setting up a media session
between the UE and the IMS;

establishing a second bearer connection between the UE and the PGW via a second base station and second air interface, wherein
the second bearer connection is a dedicated IMS bearer; and

using the second bearer connection rather than the first bearer connection for communication between the UE and the IMS of
media content of the media session, while using the first bearer connection rather than the second bearer connection for communication
between the UE and the IMS of control signaling for the media session.

US Pat. No. 9,461,022

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH A COMMON CONDUCTIVE CLIP

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A power semiconductor package comprising:
a control transistor having a control drain for connection to a high voltage input, a control source coupled to a common conductive
clip, and a control gate;

a sync transistor having a sync drain for connection to said common conductive clip, a sync source coupled to a low voltage
input, and a sync gate;

said control and sync transistors being situated on opposite sides of said common conductive clip, said common conductive
clip coupling said control source with said sync drain.

US Pat. No. 9,457,836

POWER STEERING APPARATUS

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power steering apparatus comprising:
a steering mechanism transmitting a steering operation of a steering wheel to a steered wheel;
an electric motor applying steering force to the steering mechanism;
a torque sensor provided in the steering mechanism and detecting steering torque of the steering mechanism;
a controller configured to
calculate and output a command signal to the electric motor in accordance with the steering torque, in response to a selected
one of a first characteristic which is a characteristic of the command signal with respect to the steering torque and a second
characteristic which is a characteristic differing from the first characteristic;

store the first characteristic and the second characteristic;
switch between the first characteristic and the second characteristic;
calculate, when switching between the first characteristic and the second characteristic is to be performed, an interpolation
characteristic intermediate between the first characteristic and the second characteristic so that one of the first and second
characteristics that is used before switching gradually approaches another of the first and second characteristics that is
to be used after the switching;

variably control a transition duration for transitioning from the one of the first characteristic and the second characteristic
to the other when switching between the first characteristic and the second characteristic in accordance with the steering
torque;

calculate the command signal on a basis of the one of the first or second characteristic to which switching has been made,
and

calculate and output the command signal to the electric motor, based on the interpolation characteristic, during the transition
duration,

wherein the electric motor applies the steering force in response to the command signal received from the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,462,727

LC FILTER HAVING A FUNCTION TO COOL AC REACTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An LC filter comprising:
a first AC reactor comprising a first core and a first coil wound around one portion of the first core wherein one terminal
of the first coil is connected to an AC power source;

a second AC reactor comprising a second core and a second coil wound around one portion of the second core so as to provide
a first gap between the second core and the second coil, wherein one terminal of the second coil is connected to a power convertor
which converts AC voltage to DC voltage, and the second AC reactor is larger than the first AC reactor;

a capacitor which has one terminal connected to another terminal of the first coil and another terminal of the second coil;
a casing housing the first AC reactor, the second AC reactor and the capacitor;
a cooling air introduction portion provided on one surface of the casing to introduce cooling air; and
a cooling air discharge portion provided on another surface of the casing opposite the one surface to discharge the cooling
air such that a flow of the cooling air is in a predetermined direction,

wherein the second AC reactor is positioned so as to provide a second gap between the outer periphery of the second coil and
the casing, and so that an axial direction of the second coil coincides with the predetermined direction of the flow of the
cooling air along the second gap.

US Pat. No. 9,462,700

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURE COMPONENT HAVING AN OUTER SKIN PROVIDED WITH ELECTRIC CONDUCTOR ELEMENTS

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for producing an aircraft structure component having an outer skin provided with electric conductor elements,
the method comprising:
a. providing the aircraft structure component having the outer skin,
b. applying particles of electrically conductive material onto an outer surface of the outer skin of the aircraft structure
component in a predetermined pattern, such that accumulated particles of the electrically conductive material form electric
conductor elements along the outer surface of the outer skin, and

c. applying particles of electrically insulating material onto the outer surface of the outer skin of the aircraft structure
component in a predetermined pattern, such that accumulated particles of the electrically insulating material form an insulating
layer for the electric conductor elements,

wherein the electric conductor elements are formed along the outer skin of the aircraft structure component such that the
electric conductor elements contact rivets received in the outer skin of the aircraft structure component, so that an electric
signal may be guided through the rivets to an inner surface of the outer skin of the aircraft structure component and into
an inside of the aircraft structure component,

wherein the rivets are connected to a computer or to a controlling device.

US Pat. No. 9,461,216

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a light emitting element including a p-type semiconductor layer and an n-type semiconductor layer;
a p-side electrode disposed on an upper surface side of the light emitting element and on the p-type semiconductor layer;
an n-side electrode disposed on an upper surface side of the light emitting element and connected to the n-type semiconductor
layer;

a resin layer disposed to cover the upper surface and a side surface of the light emitting element;
a p-side connection electrode and an n-side connection electrode disposed at an outer surface of the resin layer and positioned
on the upper surface side of the light emitting device;

a metal component disposed in the resin layer, the metal component connecting at least one of (i) the p-side electrode and
the p-side connection electrode, and (ii) the n-side electrode and the n-side connection electrode; and

a phosphor layer disposed on a lower surface side of the light emitting element,
wherein the phosphor layer contacts a part of the resin layer covering the side surface of the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,460,656

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING REPAIR STRUCTURE

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

1. An organic light emitting display device, comprising:
a display panel including a plurality of pixels defined with data lines and gate lines, wherein the plurality of pixels include
at least a first pixel and a second pixel each comprising an organic light emitting diode and a driving circuit;

a data driving circuit configured to supply a data voltage to the data lines;
a gate driving circuit configured to supply a scan signal to the gate lines; and
a floating pattern overlapping with a first electrode of the organic light emitting diode of the first pixel and with a first
electrode of the organic light emitting diode of the second pixel, and electrically insulated from at least one of the first
electrode of the organic light emitting diode of the first pixel and the first electrode of the organic light emitting diode
of the second pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,460,625

PROXY DSRC BASIC SAFETY MESSAGE FOR UNEQUIPPED VEHICLES

Denso International Ameri...

1. A method for generating a message including vehicle operating parameters comprising:
measuring operating parameters of an unequipped vehicle relative to an equipped vehicle that is proximate to the unequipped
vehicle using monitoring equipment present on the equipped vehicle while the unequipped vehicle and the equipped vehicle are
both in motion;

detecting a position of the unequipped vehicle by a detection device of the equipped vehicle;
generating at the equipped vehicle a message including the measured operating parameters of the unequipped vehicle; and
transmitting from the equipped vehicle to surrounding vehicles the message including the measured operating parameters of
the unequipped vehicle to inform surrounding vehicles of the operating parameters of the unequipped vehicle;

wherein:
the message is a basic safety message (BSM);
the equipped vehicle and the surrounding vehicles are equipped with dedicated short range communications (DSRC) operable to
send and receive BSMs;

the unequipped vehicle is not equipped with functioning DSRC; and
the equipped vehicle compares, with a comparator of the equipped vehicle, position of the unequipped vehicle as detected by
the equipped vehicle with positions set forth in BSMs received by the equipped vehicle, whereby the equipped vehicle determines
the unequipped vehicle to be unequipped with functioning DSRC if position of the unequipped vehicle as determined by the equipped
vehicle does not match any vehicle position set forth in the BSMs received by the equipped vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,462,726

STORAGE UNIT COMBINING MODULE CAPABLE OF LOADING SEVERAL STORAGE UNITS, STORAGE UNIT MOVING SUIT AND RELATED SERVER APPARATUS HAVING SEVERAL STORAGE UNIT COMBINING MODULES

Wistron Corporation, New...

18. A server apparatus, comprising: a housing; a mainboard disposed inside the housing; and at least one storage unit moving
suit disposed inside the housing and capable of being pulled or pushed relative to the housing, the at least one storage unit
moving suit comprising: a carrying frame, having an accommodating space; a pass-through interface card disposed on a side
of the carrying frame; and at least one storage unit combining module disposed inside the accommodating space of the carrying
frame and capable of simultaneously loading a first storage unit, a second storage unit and a third storage unit, the at least
one storage unit combining module comprising: a base, the base comprising a first positioning zone, a second positioning zone
and a third positioning zone and defining a first inserting direction and a second inserting direction crossed each other,
stretching directions of the first positioning zone and the second positioning zone being parallel to the first inserting
direction and the first positioning zone being neighbored with the second positioning zone in the second inserting direction,
a stretching direction of the third positioning zone being parallel to the second inserting direction and neighbored with
identical lateral sides of the first positioning zone and the second positioning zone in the first inserting direction, wherein
the first inserting direction is substantially perpendicular to the second inserting direction; and a circuit backboard disposed
on the base, the circuit backboard comprising a first section and a second section connected to each other, the first section
being located between the third positioning zone and the identical lateral sides of the first positioning zone and the second
positioning zone and stretching toward a direction opposite to the second inserting direction, the second section stretching
toward the first inserting direction and being neighbored with a side of the third positioning zone, the circuit backboard
comprising: a first connector disposed on a position of the first section neighbored with and facing the first positioning
zone; a second connector disposed on a position of the first section neighbored with and facing the second positioning zone;
a third connector disposed on a position of the second section neighbored with and facing the third positioning zone; and
a signal adapter for connecting with the pass-through interface card; wherein, the first storage unit is adapted to connect
with the first connector in the first inserting direction through the first positioning zone, the second storage unit is adapted
to connect with the second connector in the first inserting direction through the second positioning zone, and the third storage
unit is adapted to connect with the third connector in the second inserting direction through the third positioning zone,
wherein each of the first storage unit, the second storage unit and the third storage unit comprises a storing component having
same size and form factor.

US Pat. No. 9,462,684

WIRING MATERIAL, METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND SECONDARY BATTERY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME

Hitachi Metals, Ltd., To...

1. A wiring material comprising:
conductors, each conductor comprising a conductor trunk portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the wiring material
and a conductor branch portion directly branched from without overlapping the conductor trunk portion in a direction intersecting
the width direction; and

a covering member collectively covering around the conductor trunk portion and the conductor branch portion to expose both
ends of the conductors, the conductor trunk portion being arranged in parallel in the width direction in the covering member,

wherein the covering member comprises a trunk covering portion for covering the conductor trunk portions and branch covering
portions each of which covers the conductor branch portion.

US Pat. No. 9,462,151

IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. An image reading device comprising:
a housing having a document table glass on an upper surface thereof;
a contact image sensor that extends in a main scanning direction at a rear surface side of the document table glass and optically
reads an image of a document placed on the document table glass;

a carriage that holds the contact image sensor;
a rail member that extends in a sub-scanning direction and supports the carriage so as to be movable in the sub-scanning direction;
a driving unit that drives the carriage along the rail member;
a shaft arranged at the rear surface side of the document table glass, having a shaft line vertical to the document table
glass, and being rotatable around the shaft line; and

an eccentric cam eccentrically connected to the shaft and having a peripheral surface abutting an intermediate part of the
rail member in the sub-scanning direction, wherein

the carriage, the rail member and the driving unit are accommodated in the housing,
the driving unit has a pair of fixed pulleys, an annular belt, a movable pulley and a motor,
the annular belt is wound around the pair of fixed pulleys and a plurality of tooth parts are formed on an inner peripheral
surface of the annular belt,

the movable pulley is mounted on the carriage and a plurality of tooth parts are formed on an outer peripheral surface of
the movable pulley to be engaged with the tooth parts of the annular belt,

the motor rotates and drives one of the fixed pulleys,
the driving unit is configured to rotate the annular belt with the fixed pulley so as to move the movable pulley together
with the carriage along the rail member,

the rail member is formed by bending a sheet metal,
a section of the rail member vertical to the sub-scanning direction has an M shape opened downward,
the eccentric cam is accommodated in an inner space of the rail member, and has a maximum diameter part having a maximum distance
to the shaft line of the shaft and a minimum diameter part having a minimum distance to the shaft line of the shaft, and

the peripheral surface of the eccentric cam abuts one of two facing walls in the main-scanning direction of the rail member.

US Pat. No. 9,460,614

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TRAFFIC STATUS

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A computer-implemented method for ascertaining traffic status, the method comprising iteratively performing the following
sequence at predefined time intervals defining a speed acquisition period via a software program executed by an on-vehicle
computer:
acquiring a speed of the vehicle via a speed sensor communicatively coupled to the computer;
assigning the acquired speed to a speed range, including at least one of:
a first speed range, when the acquired speed is greater than at least one speed threshold,
a second speed range, when the acquired speed is less than the at least one speed threshold but greater than a minimum speed
threshold,

a third speed range, when the acquired speed is less than the minimum speed threshold;
adjusting a respective count of a counter such that:
a first count is adjusted if the respective acquired speed is assigned to the first speed range,
a second count is adjusted if the respective acquired speed is assigned to the second speed range, and
no count is adjusted if the respective acquired speed is assigned to the third speed range;
determining a holding phase based on whether the acquired speed is assigned to the third speed range and a prior acquired
speed associated with one or more immediately preceding iterations was also assigned to the third speed range;

modifying the adjusting step for one or more subsequent iterations based on the determination, such that no count is adjusted
for a predetermined non-consideration number of speed acquisition periods;

determining a flowing traffic status when the first count exceeds a first value before the second count exceeds a second value;
and

determining a congested traffic status when the second count exceeds the second value before the first count exceeds the first
value.

US Pat. No. 9,460,105

MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITHIN AN ENTERPRISE OBJECT STORE FILE SYSTEM

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

15. A system for monitoring performance in a file system, comprising:
one or more processors communicatively coupled to a network; wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
establishing a tenant wide name space for accessing objects of an application stored in physical file systems across one or
more appliances, each defining a storage cluster, in association with a tenant logically spanning across said appliances;

monitoring a performance statistic for said application across said tenant; and
rebalancing operations performed by said application in said tenant wide name space in response to said performance statistic,
wherein said rebalancing comprises adjusting a read mixture between an appliance and one or more appliance replicas associated
with said appliance.

US Pat. No. 9,459,857

MANAGING WEAR OF SYSTEM AREAS OF STORAGE DEVICES

HGST Netherlands B.V., A...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a controller of a storage device, information for a second version of a firmware for the storage device, wherein
the controller is currently executing a first version of the firmware that is different from the second version of the firmware;

determining, by the controller and based on the information for the second version of the firmware, whether the second version
of the firmware is already stored in a system area of the storage device;

responsive to determining that the second version of the firmware for the storage device is already stored in the system area,
loading, by the controller, the second version of the firmware from the system area;

responsive to determining that the second version of the firmware for the storage device is not stored in the system area:
updating, by the controller, a firmware release lookup table to include an entry for the second version of the firmware;
determining, by the controller, a system area offset; and
storing, by the controller and based on the system area offset, the second version of the firmware in the system area;
updating, by the controller, an active firmware index to indicate that the second version of the firmware is an active version
of the firmware; and

executing, by the controller, the second version of the firmware.

US Pat. No. 9,459,333

ALIGNMENT PHANTOM FOR MR/PET SYSTEM

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A phantom for co-registering a magnetic resonance image and a nuclear medical image, said phantom comprising: a longitudinal
member having a first end cap and a second end cap and a chamber contained within the longitudinal member, wherein the chamber
contains a fluid for producing a first image using a first imaging modality; and a first rod disposed within the chamber of
the longitudinal member, wherein the first rod contains a radioactive substance for producing a second image using a second
imaging modality, wherein the first imaging modality is magnetic resonance (MR).
US Pat. No. 9,458,521

HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH GALVANIZED STEEL SHEETS EXCELLENT IN FORMABILITY AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

JFE Steel Corporation, (...

1. A formable galvanized steel sheet, comprising, in terms of % by mass, 0.05 to 0.3% of C, 0.01 to 2.5% of Si, 0.5 to 3.5%
of Mn, 0.003 to 0.100% of P, 0.02% or less of S, 0.010 to 1.5% of Al, and 0.01 to 0.2% in total of at least one element selected
from Ti, Nb and V, the remainder being Fe and unavoidable impurities, having a microstructure composed of, in terms of area
fraction, 20 to 87% of ferrite, 3 to 10% in total of martensite and residual austenite, and 10 to 60% of tempered martensite,
a first phase composed of the ferrite, and a second phase composed of the martensite, residual austenite, and tempered martensite
having an average crystal grain diameter of 3 ?m or less, and having a ratio of absorption energy AE to tensile strength TS
(AE/TS) not less than 0.063 as a result of heat applied at a temperature of 500° C. to Ac1 transformation point at an average temperature rising rate of 10° C./s or more.

US Pat. No. 9,462,591

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SCA IPLA Holdings Inc., ...

1. A mobile communications network for communicating data to and/or from mobile communications devices, the mobile communications
network comprising:
a core network part including a plurality of infrastructure equipment, and
a radio network part including a plurality of base stations which are provided with a wireless access interface for communicating
data to or from the mobile communications devices,

wherein the mobile communications network is arranged in operation to receive an indication of a relative access type of data
packets to access a communications bearer supporting a communication session of one of the mobile communications devices,
the indication of the relative access type of the data packets being received from one of said mobile communication devices
and used to configure the communications bearer, and the indication of the relative access type of the data packets including
an application type indication and a traffic type indication of a relative priority of the data packets with respect to communication
of data packets via one or more other communications bearers of the mobile communications network, and

wherein the mobile communications network is arranged to provide the communications bearer from the mobile communications
device to one or more of the infrastructure equipment via one or more of the base stations in accordance with the indication
of the relative access type of the data packets, and to control the communication of the data packets via the communications
bearer in accordance with the relative access type of data packets being communicated via the communications bearer.

US Pat. No. 9,462,534

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING A SPECIAL NUMBER CALL FROM A CALLING UNIT TO AN ANSWERING POINT

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A system for concurrently routing a special number call from a calling unit to at least two receiving answering points
having geographic responsibility area at least partly in common with a first geographic location area of said calling unit,
without regard to caller ID of said calling unit; the system comprising:
(a) at least one communication network; each respective communication network of said at least one communication network being
configured for effecting communicative coupling between said calling unit and said receiving answering points; each of said
receiving answering points having a respective geographic responsibility area;

(b) at least one mobile positioning center coupled with said at least one communication network; said at least one mobile
positioning center determining said geographic location of said calling unit within a first geographic location area;

(c) at least one communication switch coupled with said at least one communication network and coupled with said receiving
answering points; and

(d) at least one controller unit coupled with said at least one communication switch for controlling selected operations of
said at least one communication switch;
wherein said at least one mobile positioning center and said at least one controller unit cooperating to effect concurrently
routing a call from said calling unit to each said receiving answering point having a respective geographic responsibility
area at least partly common with said first geographic location area; andwherein routing to at least one of said at least two receiving answering points is torn down upon determining with greater
accuracy a second geographic location area of said calling unit.

US Pat. No. 9,462,278

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING IMAGE USING VARIABLE SIZED MACROBLOCKS

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

1. A method performed by an apparatus of encoding a video in the unit of blocks, the method comprising:
determining a maximum block size to be used for encoding an image;
encoding size information for indicating the determined maximum block size; and
encoding the image using the determined maximum block size,
wherein the size information includes a first information on a minimum block size, and a second information on a difference
between the minimum block size and the determined maximum block size,

wherein the second information has a value of log 2 (MB size/X), where MB size is the determined maximum block size and X
is the minimum block size.

US Pat. No. 9,459,665

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A SLIDE MECHANISM

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing;
a fixed member, fixed to the housing;
a curved groove, formed on the fixed member;
a slider, movably disposed in the groove and comprising a first recessed surface, a second recessed surface, and a first protrusion
therebetween;

a supporting member, connected to the slider;
an elastic member, disposed on a side of the groove and comprising a recess; and
an elastic ball, contacting the elastic member and accommodated in the recess;
wherein when the slider moves from a first position to a second position of the groove, the slider protrudes from the housing
for supporting the housing, and an angle is formed between the supporting member and the housing, wherein when the slider
is in the first position, the first recessed surface contacts the elastic ball, and when the slider is in the second position,
the second recessed surface contacts the elastic ball.

US Pat. No. 9,457,963

TURNOVER APPARATUS

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

17. An apparatus or turning over a workpiece, the apparatus comprising:
a first support frame;
a second support frame;
a lifting assembly comprising:
a first driving element positioned on the first support frame;
a movable gripper driven by the first driving element; and
a suction cup positioned on the movable gripper; and
a turnover assembly, the turnover assembly comprising:
a first rotating driver installed on the second support frame;
a clamp, the clamp comprising:
a first rod;
a second rod fastened to the first rod;
a third rod connected to the second rod;
a fourth rod fastened to the third rod, the fourth rod positioned substantially parallel with the first rod; and
a connecting shaft configured to connect the second rod and the third rod to the first rotating driver; and
a first clamp driver connected to the first rotating driver, and fixedly connected to the second rod and the third rod;
wherein, the first rotating driver is capable of rotating the first clamp driver and the clamp, and the first clamp driver
is capable of driving the first rod and fourth rod to clamp or release from the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,457,915

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UAV DOCKING

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY Co., Lt...

1. A method for displaying information based on data received from and transmitted to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the
method comprising:
(a) receiving data from the UAV;
(b) transmitting data from a vehicle to the UAV, wherein said transmitted data comprises a location of the vehicle;
(c) generating the information for display based on the data transmitted to and received from the UAV; and
(d) displaying the information of (c) at a display unit within the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion,
wherein the vehicle is configured to permit the UAV to (1) autonomously take off from the vehicle and (2) autonomously land
in or on the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion, wherein the autonomous taking off and landing of the UAV is effected
via a thrust generated by the UAV, and wherein the autonomous landing of the UAV is effected using in part the transmitted
location of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,457,897

ROTOR SYSTEM SHEAR BEARING

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A system, comprising:
a rotor system comprising:
a flexural yoke; and
a shear bearing configured to perform at least one of transmitting forces to the flexural yoke and receiving forces from the
flexural yoke, wherein the shear bearing comprises:

a four bar linkage comprising a first set of opposing links including a forward link and a rear link and a second set of opposing
links including an upper link and a lower link, the forward link being connected to the upper link with a first pin and to
the lower link with a second pin, the rear link being connected to the upper link with a third pin and to the lower link with
a fourth pin, the forward link being rotatable about the first pin and the second pin, the rear link being rotatable about
the third pin and the fourth pin, the upper link being rotatable about the first pin and the third pin, and the lower link
being rotatable about the second pin and the fourth pin; and

a grip connected between the first set of opposing links of the four bar linkage, wherein the grip retains the flexural yoke.

US Pat. No. 9,457,376

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING GAS BARRIER FILM, GAS BARRIER FILM, AND ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a gas barrier film comprising a substrate in the form of a belt and provided thereon, a gas barrier
layer containing silicon oxide, comprising:
a coating step in which a coating solution comprising a polysilazane compound is coated on the substrate to form a coating
film, and

a UV radiation exposure step in which the coating film is exposed to vacuum UV radiation emitted from plural light sources
facing the substrate while moving the substrate on which the coating film is formed relatively to the plural light sources
of the vacuum UV radiation, the plural light sources each exhibiting even illuminance along a width direction of the substrate
to form the gas barrier layer,

wherein in the UV radiation exposure step,
during a period from beginning of vacuum UV radiation exposure to end of the vacuum UV radiation exposure, a surface of the
coating film is exposed to the vacuum UV radiation exhibiting an illuminance of not more than 160 mW/cm2;

during T period, the surface of the coating film is exposed to the vacuum UV radiation exhibiting an illuminance of not less
than 50 mW/cm2 and not more than 160 mW/cm2;

during the T period, integral exposure energy amount E1 of the vacuum UV radiation to which the surface of the coating film
is exposed is not less than 180 mJ/cm2 and not more than 1800 mJ/cm2; and

a ratio of E2/E1 is more than 0 and not more than 0.25, provided that during the period excluding the T period, an integral
exposure energy amount of the vacuum UV radiation to which the surface of the coating film is exposed is E2.

US Pat. No. 9,459,658

MODULAR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A modular electronic device comprising:
a frame having a slot and a recess in the slot; and
a module disposed in the slot, the module comprising:
a casing;
a rail component disposed in the casing and having a rail;
a push rod slid in the rail;
a supporting piece connected to the push rod;
a magnetic component disposed on the supporting piece, the magnetic component comprising a first magnet and a second magnet
having opposite magnetic directions; and

a latching member made of a magnetic material disposed in the casing, the casing having an opening arranged facing a surface
of the frame, the magnetic component being moved relative to the latching member when the push rod is slid along the rail
component, the magnetic component providing a repulsion force to push the latching member protruding from the opening and
engaging with the recess or providing an attraction force to restore the latching member being contained in the casing.

US Pat. No. 9,458,289

POLYESTER COMPOUND

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A polyester compound produced by reacting:
(1) a compound represented by formula (1):
wherein
R1 is a hydroxy group, a halogen atom, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkyloxy group, an aryloxy group, a group ˜OM, or a group —O—Si(R2)3, where M is a metal atom and R2 is an alkyl group;

XDc is a divalent aromatic group optionally having a substituent;

YDc is —O—, —N?N—, a carbonyl group, an alkenylene group optionally having a substituent, or a single bond;

nDc is an integer of 0 to 2;

the two R1 may be the same as or different from each other;

when there are a plurality of XDc, they may be the same as or different from each other; and

when there are a plurality of YDc, they may be the same as or different from each other, with

(2) a compound represented by formula (2):
wherein
R4 is a hydrogen atom, an acyl group, or a group —Si(R5)3, where R5 is an alkyl group;

X is a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a substituent;
Y is an imino group optionally having a substituent, a divalent aromatic group optionally having a substituent, an oxyalkylene
group optionally having a substituent, a group —S(?O)2—, or an alkylene group optionally having a substituent;

Z is a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group optionally having a substituent or a single bond;
n is an integer of 0 to 5;
the two R4 may be the same as or different from each other;

when there are a plurality of Y, they may be the same as or different from each other; and
when there are a plurality of Z, they may be the same as or different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,458,116

BENZOGUANAMINE COMPOUND HAVING AMINOMETHYL GROUP, OR SALT THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A benzoguanamine compound having an amino methyl group, represented by the following Formula (1), or a salt thereof:

wherein R represents a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
an alkoxy group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 10 carbon atoms, an aryloxy group having 6 to 10 carbon
atoms, a hydroxyl group, an amide group, and a halogen atom, and n is an integer of 1 to 2.

US Pat. No. 9,458,148

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF MASITINIB

SANDOZ AG, Basel (CH)

1. A crystalline form of masitinib mesylate hydrate having an x-ray powder diffraction pattern comprising peaks at 2? values
of 7.8, 8.3, 10.9, 11.3, 24.0, and 33.2 measured at a temperature of about 20° C. and an x-ray wavelength (CuK?), ?, of 1.5418
Å.

US Pat. No. 9,460,736

MEASURING CONTENT COHERENCE AND MEASURING SIMILARITY

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method of measuring content similarity between two audio segments, comprising:
extracting first feature vectors from the audio segments, wherein all the feature values in each of the first feature vectors
are non-negative and normalized so that the sum of the feature values is one;

generating statistical models for calculating the content similarity based on Dirichlet distribution from the feature vectors;
and

calculating the content similarity based on the generated statistical models, wherein the extracting comprises:
extracting second feature vectors from the audio segments; and
for each of the second feature vectors, calculating an amount for measuring a relation between the second feature vector and
each of reference vectors, wherein all the amounts corresponding to the second feature vectors form one of the first feature
vectors, wherein the reference vectors are determined through one of the following methods:

random generating method where the reference vectors are randomly generated;
unsupervised clustering method where training vectors extracted from training samples are grouped into clusters and the reference
vectors are calculated to represent the clusters respectively;

supervised modeling method where in the reference vectors are manually defined and learned from the training vectors; and
eigen-decomposition method where the reference vectors are calculated as eigenvectors of a matrix with the training vectors
as its rows.

US Pat. No. 9,459,310

INVERTER TEST APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. An inverter test apparatus for use in testing an inverter interconnected with an alternating-current power system, the
apparatus comprising:
a load simulation inverter configured to output alternating-current power; and
an alternating-current power controller configured to control the alternating-current power output from the load simulation
inverter to simulate an alternating-current load of the inverter including performing control to simulate at least one of
inductance, capacitance, or resistance, wherein the alternating-current power controller controls the alternating-current
power output from the load simulation inverter independent of an output from the inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,458,972

ASYMMETRIC LINEAR LED LUMINAIRE DESIGN FOR UNIFORM ILLUMINANCE AND COLOR

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A LED lamp for illuminating a surface comprising a body further comprising:
a plurality of multi-color LED light sources;
a spherical cap lens covering each of the plurality of multi-color LED light sources and having a radius that is larger than
a radius of a base of the spherical cap lens;

wherein the spherical cap lens further comprising a plurality of spherical cap lenses covering respective ones of the plurality
of multi-color LED light sources, and wherein each of the plurality of multi-color LED light sources and each of the plurality
of spherical cap lenses covering respective ones of the plurality of multi-color LED light sources are arranged distant to
each other on a LED mounting plane and are aligned with their centers to a common center line with at least one paraboloidal
section having its focus at the common center line of the plurality of multi-color LED light sources;

at least one section with a mirrored surface, for reflecting the light emitted by the at least one multi-color LED light source,
the mirrored surface section further comprising the at least one paraboloidal section and at least one arc shaped reflector;
and

at least one lens section forming an exit surface for the light.

US Pat. No. 9,458,855

COMPRESSOR TIP CLEARANCE CONTROL AND GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A compressor, comprising:
a rotating compressor blade having a blade tip;
an outer compressor case and an inner compressor case, the inner compressor case having a blade track disposed opposite the
blade tip; and

a tip clearance control system including
a fluid impingement structure having a plurality of impingement openings configured to impinge a fluid onto the inner compressor
case;

a valve in communication with the fluid impingement structure to control flow of the fluid received from a diffuser downstream
from the compressor such that the fluid from the diffuser travels radially through an opening of the diffuser to a cooler,
wherein

the cooler is in fluid communication with the fluid impingement structure to cool the fluid, wherein the tip clearance control
system is configured to control a clearance between the blade tip and the blade track by impinging the cooled fluid that has
been cooled by the cooler onto the inner compressor case and wherein the valve is configured to modulate the cooled fluid
between different flow amounts of the cooled fluid, and wherein the diffuser is in fluid communication with the fluid impingement
structure through the cooler and the valve and a distribution channel; and

a first support structure and a second support structure both configured for radial flexibility, wherein the first support
structure and the second support structure absorb a thermal growth differential between the inner compressor case and the
outer compressor case resulting from impingement of the cooled fluid onto the inner compressor case, wherein the first support
structure includes a first connector attached to the outer compressor case and a second connector attached to the inner compressor
case, wherein the first support structure is angled between the first connector and the second connector, wherein the second
support structure includes a third connector attached to the outer compressor case, and wherein the second support structure
has a bended knee shape and connects the outer compressor case to the inner compressor case.

US Pat. No. 9,458,146

CRYSTALLINE SODIUM SALT OF AN HIV INTEGRASE INHIBITOR

SANDOZ AG, Basel (CH)

24. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the crystalline compound according to claim 1 and optionally one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

US Pat. No. 9,457,536

ASSEMBLY OF A PART THAT HAS NO PLASTIC DOMAIN

ETA SA MANUFACTURE HORLOG...

1. A method of assembling a member made of a first material in a part made of a second material, the second material being
a ceramic or a silicon-based material, the method comprising:
a) forming the part with a solid central region including an aperture and then piercing holes in the solid central region
in a circular pattern around the aperture to form elastic deformation means;

b) inserting an intermediate part, made of a third material and including a hole, into the aperture without any stress;
c) introducing the member into the hole of the intermediate part without any stress,
d) elastically and plastically deforming the intermediate part by moving two tools towards each other axially above and below
the intermediate part so as to exert a radial stress against the member and against a wall of the part surrounding the aperture
by stressing the elastic deformation means of the part and to secure the assembly in a manner that is not destructive for
the part.

US Pat. No. 9,458,496

METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING VASCULAR DISEASES

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A method for administering a medication to a human patient having a vascular disease, the method comprising:
(A) having a first sample of a biological fluid from the patient sent to a laboratory, wherein said sample comprises vesicles
comprising RNA, for the laboratory to perform an assay comprising the following steps (1)-(8):

(1) capturing vesicles from said sample, wherein said capturing comprises:
(a) loading at least a portion of said first sample of biological fluid into a sample loading region of a vesicle capture
device;

(b) passing said sample from said sample loading region through a vesicle-capture material in said vesicle capture device,
said vesicle-capture material comprising a plurality of layers of glassfiber, thereby producing a supernatant,

wherein said plurality of layers of glassfiber comprises at least a first layer and a second layer of glassfiber, and
wherein said first layer of glassfiber is configured to capture material from said sample that is about 1.6 microns or greater
in diameter, and wherein said second layer of glassfiber is configured to capture vesicles having a minimum size from about
0.6 microns to about 0.8 microns in diameter, and having a maximum size of less than 1.6 microns; and

(c) passing said supernatant to a sample receiving region of said vesicle capture device,
wherein said passings result in capture of said vesicles from said sample on or in said vesicle-capture material, thereby
capturing said vesicles;

(2) lysing said captured vesicles to release said RNA from said captured vesicles, wherein said RNA from said captured vesicles
comprises a first, vascular disease-specific RNA and a second, endothelial cell-specific RNA, wherein said first RNA and said
second RNA are different, and wherein said vascular disease is selected from the group consisting of atherosclerosis, hypertension,
adhesion-medicated cardiovascular disease, and hypercholesterolemia;

(3) quantifying said first RNA from said sample by a method selected from the group consisting of reverse-transcription polymerase
chain reaction (RT-PCR), real-time RT-PCR, northern blotting, fluorescence activated cell sorting, ELISA, and mass spectrometry;

(4) comparing the quantity of said first RNA from said sample to the quantity of a corresponding first RNA from healthy subjects;
(5) determining a difference between the quantity of said first RNA from said sample as compared to the quantity of said corresponding
first RNA from said healthy subjects, wherein the said difference indicates a diseased state in said patient;

(6) quantifying said second RNA from said sample by a method selected from the group consisting of reverse-transcription polymerase
chain reaction (RT-PCR), real-time RT-PCR, northern blotting, fluorescence activated cell sorting, ELISA, and mass spectrometry;

(7) comparing the quantity of said second RNA from said sample to the quantity of a corresponding second RNA from subjects
without said vascular disease;

(8) determining that there is a greater quantity of said second RNA as compared to the quantity of said corresponding second
RNA from said subjects without said vascular disease, wherein said greater quantity indicates that said patient has said vascular
disease; and

(B) administering a medication for treatment of said vascular disease to said patient.

US Pat. No. 9,462,683

APPLIANCE USING COLORED MATERIAL FOR APPEARANCE OF DESIRED COLOR LIGHT ON USER INTERFACE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A user interface assembly for a cooktop appliance, comprising:
a cooking panel comprising a transparent material having a first color;
a first printed circuit board spaced apart from the cooking panel, the first printed circuit board comprising a light source;
a second printed circuit board disposed between the cooking panel and the first printed circuit board; and
a light transmissive layer disposed between the cooking panel and the light source, the light transmissive layer comprising
a support substrate having a first surface facing the cooking panel and a second surface facing the light source, and
a colored ink covering at least a portion of the support substrate, the colored ink having a second color configured such
that light from the light source passing through the colored ink and the cooking panel appears a desired color to a user of
the user interface assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,458,311

ETHYLENE BASED POLYMERS AND ARTICLES MADE THEREFROM

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A polymer composition comprising:
(a) an ethylene-based polymer having a density of 0.910 to 0.960 g/cm3 and a CDBI of at least 70;

(b) a propylene-based polymer having a MWD greater than 5.0 and a melt strength of 20.0 cN to 200.0 cN; and
(c) optionally, a propylene-based elastomer comprising at least about 60.0 wt. % propylene-derived units and about 5.0 to
about 25.0 wt. % ethylene-derived units, based on total weight of the propylene-based elastomer, wherein the propylene-based
elastomer has a heat of fusion of less than about 80.0 J/g and wherein the propylene-based polymer is present in an amount
of from 10.0 to 50.0 wt. % based on the total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,461,463

DC/DC CONVERTER WITH III-NITRIDE SWITCHES

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A buck converter comprising:
a control circuitry coupled to a control switch;
said control switch comprising a III-nitride transistor and interposed between an input and an output of said buck converter;
a synchronous switch comprising another III-nitride transistor and interposed between said output and a ground;
a protection circuitry configured to disable said control switch.

US Pat. No. 9,456,746

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BROAD LINE FUNDUS IMAGING

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC.,...

1. A method for collecting reduced artifact images of the fundus of the eye with a broad line fundus imaging (BLFI) system,
said method comprising;
scanning a beam of radiation over a range of transverse locations on the fundus of the eye, wherein the beam of radiation
illuminates with a defined width on a region of the sample;

collecting light returning from the eye in response to the illumination, wherein the region on the sample from which light
is collected corresponds to the illumination area and has a defined collection width, wherein the width of the illumination
light and/or the width of the collection area is adjusted during the scanning steps;

generating an image from the collected light; and
displaying or storing the image.

US Pat. No. 9,462,662

LOW POWER PHOTOCONTROL FOR LUMINAIRE

EXPRESS IMAGING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A photocontrol apparatus to provide a control signal to a high-impedance controller input used to control a delivery of
power to a load device, the photocontrol apparatus comprising:
a resistor having a first node and a second node;
a switch including a first node, a second node, and a third node, the first node electrically coupled to a line node of an
alternating current (AC) power source and the third node electrically coupled to the first node of the resistor, wherein the
second node of the resistor is an output node of the photocontrol that is electrically coupleable to the high-impedance controller
input;

a first capacitor having a first node and a second node, the first node of the first capacitor electrically coupled to the
first node of the switch and the second node of the first capacitor electrically coupled to the third node of the switch;

a direct current (DC) power supply circuit that includes:
a positive DC power supply node electrically coupled to the first node of the resistor;
a negative DC power supply node;
a second capacitor having a first node and a second node, the first node of the second capacitor electrically coupled to the
positive DC power supply node and the second node of the second capacitor electrically coupled to the negative DC power supply
node;

a zener diode having a cathode and an anode, the cathode of the zener diode electrically coupled to the positive DC power
supply node and the anode of the zener diode electrically coupled to the negative DC power supply node; and

a diode having a cathode and an anode, the cathode of the diode electrically coupled to the second node of the resistor and
the anode of the diode electrically coupled to the negative DC power supply node;

a comparator including a first power supply input node, a second power supply input node, a first input node, a second input
node, and an output node, wherein the output node is communicably coupled to the second node of the switch and one of the
first and the second power supply input nodes of the comparator is electrically coupled to the positive DC power supply node
of the DC power supply circuit and the other of the first and the second power supply input nodes of the comparator is electrically
coupled to the negative DC power supply node of the DC power supply circuit; and

an ambient light sensor having an output node electrically coupled to one of the first input node or the second input node
of the comparator, the ambient light sensor at least partially causes a voltage level of the one of the first input node or
the second input node to which the ambient light sensor is electrically coupled to change in response to the ambient light
sensor being at least partially illuminated with light.

US Pat. No. 9,461,053

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

PS4 LUXCO S.A.R.L., Luxe...

1. A semiconductor device provided with a plurality of unit transistors comprising:
element isolation regions formed on a semiconductor substrate; and
a gate electrode which is formed in the shape of a frame and is disposed on an active region sandwiched between the element
isolation regions, in such a way that the two ends of the outer periphery of the gate electrode extend onto the element isolation
regions and the inner periphery thereof closes the active region;

wherein the active regions of unit transistors adjacent to one another in a first direction are electrically isolated from
one another by means of the element isolation regions, and the active regions of unit transistors adjacent to one another
in a second direction which intersects the first direction are linked to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,460,133

DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND DATA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A data management apparatus comprising:
an arrangement pattern sampling data generator for generating arrangement pattern sampling data in which process data acquired
from a monitoring target and including a chronological change, and an elapsed time from a reference point of time to a point
of time of the chronological change are associated with each other;

a bit pattern sampling data generator for, each time process data are acquired from the monitoring target, generating bit
pattern sampling data in which a flag indicating a presence or an absence of the chronological change in the process data
acquired from the monitoring target, and the process data acquired from the monitoring target and including the chronological
change are associated with each other;

a storage controller for storing any one of the bit pattern sampling data and the arrangement pattern sampling data, which
requires a smaller storage capacity, into a storage;

a plant control system coupled with the storage and configured to retrieve any one of the stored bit pattern sampling data
and the stored arrangement pattern sampling data from the storage to control a plant including the monitoring target.

US Pat. No. 9,458,182

SILYL- AND HETEROATOM-SUBSTITUTED COMPOUNDS SELECTED FROM CARBAZOLES, DIBENZOFURANS, DIBENZOTHIOPHENES AND DIBENZOPHOSPHOLES, AND USE THEREOF IN ORGANIC ELECTRONICS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A compound of formula (Ia), (Ib), (Ic), (Id), or (Ie)

wherein
X is NR, S, or O;
R is aryl;
A is —NR6R7 or —P(O)R8R9;

R1, R2, and R3 are each independently aryl, alkyl, or a crosslinkable or polymerizable group attached via a spacer, where at least one of
the R1, R2, and R3 radicals comprises at least two carbon atoms, or OR22;

R4 and R5 are each independently alkyl, aryl, or a crosslinkable or polymerizable group attached via a spacer, an A group, or a group
with donor or acceptor action;

n and m are each independently 0, 1, 2, or 3;
R6 and R7 together with the nitrogen atom form a cyclic radical which has 3 to 10 ring atoms and is optionally unsubstituted or substituted
by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and
a group with donor or acceptor action, and/or optionally fused to one or more further cyclic radicals having 3 to 10 ring
atoms, where the fused radicals are optionally unsubstituted or substituted by one or more substituents selected from the
group consisting of alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, a crosslinkable or polymerizable group attached
via a spacer, and a group with donor or acceptor action;

R22 is SiR23R24R25 or a crosslinkable or polymerizable group attached via a spacer;

R8, R9, R23, R24, and R25 are each independently aryl, heteroaryl, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, or a crosslinkable or polymerizable group attached
via a spacer;

the group with donor or acceptor action in R4, R5, R6, and R7 is selected from the group consisting of C1- to C20-alkoxy, C6- to C30-aryloxy, a halogen radical, a halogenated C1- to C20-alkyl radical, amino, a pseudohalogen radical, —C(O)OC1- to C4-alkyl, and P(O)R2; and

two units of formula (Ia), (Ib), (Ic), (Id), and (Ie) are optionally bridged to one another via a linear or branched, saturated
or unsaturated bridge optionally interrupted by at least one heteroatom or via O, where the bridge in formula (Ia), (Ib),
(Ic), (Id), and/or (Ie) is in each case attached to the silicon atoms instead of R2.

US Pat. No. 9,457,034

MAGNETIC MICROSPHERE AND METHOD OF FORMING A MICROSPHERE

THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of forming a microsphere comprising the steps of:
providing a first fluid;
providing a second fluid comprising magnetic particles and a material capable of forming an elastically deformable material;
and

mixing said first and second fluids such that the first fluid forms a core of the microsphere and remains in a fluid state
in the microsphere and the second fluid forms an elastically deformable shell of the microsphere comprising at least one different
material from the core of the microsphere providing a cross-linked structure, forming a solid skin for the microsphere, and
comprising the magnetic particles, and the material capable of forming the elastically deformable material which exhibits
an increase in permeability when distorted, wherein, in response to a magnetic field, the magnetic particles in the elastically
deformable shell cause said elastically deformable shell to deform, resulting in increased permeability of the shell, thereby
providing controlled release of a liquid comprising the first fluid from the core of the microsphere in accordance with a
magnetic field property, the magnetic field property consisting of at least one of strength of the magnetic field, frequency
of the magnetic field and the type of waveform of the magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 9,462,724

CONVERGENT ENERGIZED IT APPARATUS FOR COMMERCIAL USE

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A combined power and IT modular system, comprising:
a housing;
an IT load in a data center comprising at least one server, a storage device and a network component comprising a router;
a DC power generator which is electrically connected to the IT load, wherein the IT load and the DC power generator are both
located in the housing; and

a power connection configured to connect to a secondary load;
wherein:
the secondary load is provided in addition to an AC grid;
the secondary load is located outside of the housing; and
the IT modular system is configured to variably shift between supplying power to the IT load and supplying power to the secondary
load by supplying an amount of power split among the IT load and the secondary load at a first time, then at a second time
diverting a first portion of the amount of power less than 100% from the secondary load to the IT load as an amount of IT
service is increased, and then at a third time diverting a second portion of the amount of power less than 100% from the IT
load to the secondary load as an amount of power demand of the secondary load increases.

US Pat. No. 9,459,346

MODAL ANALYSIS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy in a radio frequency (RF) range to an object in an energy application
zone via at least one radiating element, the apparatus comprising:
at least one processor programmed to:
determine locations of a first region and a second region in the energy application zone;
regulate a source in order to apply a first predetermined amount of RF energy to the first region in the energy application
zone and a second predetermined amount of RF energy to the second region in the energy application zone;

cause application of two or more field patterns in the energy application zone, each of the field patterns having at least
one high-intensity region and at least one low-intensity region, wherein field intensities associated with high-intensity
regions are higher than field intensities associated with low-intensity regions;

select at least one of the field patterns whose at least one high-intensity region coincides with a location of at least a
portion of the object; and

cause application of the selected at least one of the field patterns to the energy application zone.

US Pat. No. 9,457,424

LASER MACHINING DEVICE

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A laser machining device for forming a modified region in an object to be machined by irradiating the object with a laser
beam while locating a converging point within the object, the laser machining device comprising:
a laser light source for emitting the laser beam;
a measurement laser beam light source unit for emitting a measurement laser beam;
a reflective spatial light modulator for modulating the laser beam emitted from the laser light source;
an adjustment optical system for adjusting a wavefront form of the laser beam modulated by the reflective spatial light modulator;
a condenser optical system for converging the laser beam adjusted by the adjustment optical system into the object; and
converging point position control means for locating the converging point at a predetermined position of the object by irradiating
the object with the measurement laser beam and receiving reflected light of the measurement laser beam from the object;

wherein, in an optical path of the laser beam,
at least two first mirrors for reflecting the laser beam are disposed between the laser light source and the reflective spatial
light modulator, the at least two first mirrors configured such that reflecting directions of the laser beam are adjustable,
so as to regulate the position and incident angle of the laser beam with respect to the reflective spatial light modulator,

at least two second mirrors for reflecting the laser beam are disposed between the reflective spatial light modulator and
the adjustment optical system, the at least two second mirrors configured such that reflecting directions of the laser beam
are adjustable, so as to regulate the position and incident angle of the laser beam with respect to the adjustment optical
system, and

a dichroic mirror for transmitting therethrough the laser beam and reflecting the measurement laser beam and the reflected
light of the measurement laser beam, the dichroic mirror is disposed between the adjustment optical system and the condenser
optical system, wherein

the laser beam is a machining laser beam having a wavelength chosen such that the object is transmissive to the machining
laser beam,

the measurement laser beam has a wavelength different from the wavelength of the machining laser beam,
the measurement laser beam is emitted from the measurement laser beam light source unit, condensed by the condenser optical
system, reflected on the surface of the object, condensed by the condenser optical system, and received by the measurement
laser beam light source unit,

the adjustment optical system comprises at least a first lens and a second lens having a confocal point therebetween, the
first and the second lenses are arranged between the reflective spatial light modulator and condenser optical system such
that the lenses constitute a double telecentric optical system,

the reflective spatial light modulator receives a wavefront data shaping pattern for causing phase modulation of a beam wavefront
of the laser beam incident on the reflective spatial light modulator, and the beam wavefront of the laser beam reflected by
the reflective spatial light modulator is subjected to phase modulation in accordance with the wavefront data shaping pattern,
and

the laser beam reflected by the second mirror is transmitted through the first lens of the adjustment optical system toward
the confocal point so as to converge, diverges through the confocal point, intersects the optical path between the first mirror
and reflective spatial light modulator, and passes through the second lens of the adjustment optical system.

US Pat. No. 9,457,093

SOLID DISPERSIONS OF A ERB2 (HER2) INHIBITOR

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A solid dispersion comprising amorphous N4-(4-([1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-?]pyridin-7-yloxy)-3-methylphenyl)-N6-(4,4-dimethyl-4,5-dihydrooxazol-2-yl)quinazoline-4,6-diamine
and a dispersion polymer, wherein the dispersion polymer is PVP-VA.