US Pat. No. 9,467,000

INTELLIGENT INDEPENDENT BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method for monitoring a battery pack, the battery pack comprising a plurality of modules and a pack controller, each
module comprising a corresponding module controller, the method comprising, for each module:
measuring a module current;
measuring a module voltage;
comparing the measured module current and the measured module voltage to state of health (SOH) data in at least one dynamic
look-up table; and

determining, by the module controller, a state of charge for the module based on the comparison of the measured module current
and the measured module voltage to the SOH data in the at least one dynamic look-up table.

US Pat. No. 9,463,375

PINBALL MACHINE WITH MODULAR COMPONENTS

Multimorphic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a multi-level rack system having a first lateral portion and a second lateral portion, wherein:
each of the first and second lateral portions is configured to be coupled to a corresponding internal surface of a cabinet
of a pinball machine,

the first lateral portion has a first support element and a second support element, the second support element of the first
lateral portion being disposed below the first support element of the first lateral portion, the first lateral portion extending
continuously and vertically from the first support element of the first lateral portion to the second support element of the
first lateral portion, and

the second lateral portion has a first support element and a second support element, the second support element of the second
lateral portion being disposed below the first support element of the second lateral portion, the second lateral portion extending
continuously and vertically from the first support element of the second lateral portion to the second support element of
the second lateral portion; and

assembling a pinball playfield within the cabinet using the multi-level rack system, at least in part, by:
sliding a first playfield assembly into or onto the first support element of the first lateral portion and the first support
element of the second lateral portion; and

sliding a second playfield assembly into or onto the second support element of the first lateral portion and the second support
element of the second lateral portion.

US Pat. No. 9,463,215

ROMIDEPSIN FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF

Celgene Corporation, Sum...

1. A formulation comprising romidepsin in a concentration of 1 mg/mL to 10 mg/mL, propylene glycol (PG), ethanol (EtOH) and
an acetate buffer, wherein said formulation is stable for at least 6 months at ambient temperature wherein the ratio of PG,
EtOH and the acetate buffer is 30% of PG, 30% of EtOH, and 40% of the acetate buffer, and wherein a pH of the formulation
is in a range from 4.0 to 4.5.

US Pat. No. 9,466,653

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH DISPLAY-INTEGRATED LIGHT SENSORS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A display, comprising:
light-generating layers;
a transparent cover layer;
an additional layer having conductive traces, wherein the additional layer is interposed between the light-generating layers
and the transparent cover layer; and

a light sensor at least partially interposed between the light generating layers and the transparent cover layer, wherein
the light sensor is electrically coupled to at least one of the light-generating layers.

US Pat. No. 9,464,796

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

LuMee, LLC, Boonton, NJ ...

1. An illumination device capable of being removably coupled to a computing device, the illumination device comprising:
a case sized to receive the computing device in a receiving area;
at least one securement mechanism that retains the computing device in the receiving area;
at least one light source, the at least one light source being covered by at least one light cover at least partially disposed
on at least one nontransparent portion of the case,

wherein the at least one light cover modifies an appearance of light produced by the at least one light source, the at least
one light cover being at least one of transparent or translucent;

a light control mechanism configured to change an operative state and/or an intensity of the at least one light source; and
a power source operably coupled to the at least one light source.

US Pat. No. 9,465,140

PETROPHYSICAL METHOD FOR PREDICTING SHEAR STRENGTH ANISOTROPY IN FINE-GRAINED ROCK FORMATIONS

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method for predicting strength anisotropy in subsurface formations along a wellpath comprising:
receiving a stress model of the subsurface formation in the area of the wellpath;
obtaining bulk strength properties of target rock, wherein the bulk strength properties are determined without coring the
subsurface strata of interest for the target rock and without performing laboratory strength measurements of the target rock;

developing anisotropic failure criteria based on the bulk strength properties, wherein the anisotropic failure criteria are
developed using predictive algorithms that relate strength measurements derived from orientated core testing of samples not
from the subsurface strata of interest and the degree of strength anisotropy associated with diverse geologic planes of weakness;

combining the stress model with the anisotropic failure criteria to develop an anisotropic wellbore stability model which
calculates planes of weakness for the target rock; and

using the anisotropic wellbore stability model to enhance hydrocarbon recovery.

US Pat. No. 9,464,499

FRACTURING BALL RETRIEVAL DEVICE AND METHOD

Bakken Ball Retrieval, LL...

1. A wellbore plugging system for use in a wellbore casing comprising: a wellbore setting tool, a wellbore retrieval tool
and a ball-in-place plug; said wellbore retrieval tool operatively coupled to said wellbore setting tool on an upstream end
of said wellbore retrieval tool; said wellbore retrieval tool operatively coupled to said ball-in-place plug on a downstream
end of said wellbore retrieval tool; a restriction element is configured to be conveyed with said ball-in-place plug; said
wellbore retrieval tool sized and configured to trap and hold said restriction element; wherein, said restriction element
is drawn by well flow back into a trap in said wellbore retrieval tool for retrieval; and further wherein said restriction
element is configured to be deployed to seat against said ball-in-place plug upon separation of said wellbore setting tool
from said plug.

US Pat. No. 9,462,903

SURFACE CONTACT SELF-SEALING INTEGRATED TABLEWEAR AND DINING MAT

1. A surface contact self-sealing integrated tableware and dining mat comprising a rubberlike planar portion having a raised
perimeter delimiting at least one concavity surrounding at least one receptacle above an upper surface and an entirely suffuse
undersurface disposed for sealable contact with an underlying surface upon which said mat is disposed, said sealable contact
preventative of lateral displacement of the planar portion across the underlying surface, wherein said sealable contact creates
a partial vacuum when attempts to separate the undersurface from the underlying surface are made except at an outer edge of
the planar portion, whereby removal of the planar portion from the underlying surface is effective only by peeling the undersurface
from the underlying surface starting first at the outer edge.

US Pat. No. 9,468,075

EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH SMART SWITCHING

WIPRO LIMITED, Bangalore...

1. A method to provide emergency lighting, the method comprising: detecting, by a switching controller of an emergency lighting
system, absence of electric current in the emergency lighting system; determining, by the switching controller, a state of
a main power switch connecting the emergency lighting system with a main power supply, the determining comprises: transmitting
a control signal associated with the absence of the electric current to the main power supply through the main power switch;
determining the state of the main power switch to be ON as long as the control signal is, received from the main power supply:
determining the state of the main power switch to be OFF if the control signal is not received from the main power supply;
and switching, by the switching controller, to backup-up power to provide emergency lighting based on the determination of
the state of the main power switch.

US Pat. No. 9,464,244

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLACK WATER REMOVAL

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:
a gasifier configured to remove black water, wherein the gasifier comprises a reactor configured to gasify a fuel to generate
a syngas, and a quench chamber disposed downstream of the reactor, and the quench chamber is configured to cool the syngas
generated in the reactor;

a syngas treatment system fluidly coupled to the gasifier and configured to receive the syngas generated in the gasifier,
wherein the syngas treatment system is configured to supply the gasifier with a first portion of a quench liquid via a first
flow path extending between the syngas treatment system and a first inlet of the gasifier and a second portion of the quench
liquid via a second flow path extending between the syngas treatment system and a second inlet of the gasifier;

a lock hopper configured to receive gasification by-products generated in the reactor and supply a third portion of the quench
liquid to the gasifier via a third flow path extending between a second outlet of the lock hopper and a third inlet of the
gasifier; and

a deaerator coupled to the syngas treatment system and the lock hopper, wherein the deaerator is configured to depressurize
the lock hopper.

US Pat. No. 9,463,834

FASTENING DEVICE AND ALIGNING METHOD FOR MOUNTING PARTS OF VEHICLES

HBPO GmbH, Lippstadt (DE...

1. A device aligning mounting parts on a mounting structure fastened to a vehicle body, the vehicle body extending in a longitudinal
direction, a transverse direction, and a vertical adjustment direction (H), the mounting structure extending in the transverse
direction of the vehicle, the device comprising
a holding unit fastened to the mounting structure,
fastening means for attaching at least one mounting part to the holding unit
alignment means via which the holding unit can be aligned relative to a further mounting part in the vertical adjustment direction
(H),

wherein as alignment means a linear control element in the form of a threaded pin (9) is provided which is connected to the mounting structure (2) in an axially-secure manner and is adjustable in the adjustment direction (H) relative to a holding body (8) of the holding unit (3) engaged with the threaded pin (9),

wherein the fastening means (30, 31) is arranged at a location remote from the threaded pin (9), and

wherein the threaded pin (9) in a mounting position is held in an axially-secure manner on the mounting structure (2) with a head (27) of the threaded pin (9) bearing against a fixing element (10), and by means of a shaft (14) is in threaded engagement with the holding body (8) via a threaded bore (13) in the holding body.

US Pat. No. 9,462,871

APPLICATOR ASSEMBLY

Worth Beauty, LLC, Richm...

1. A motorized makeup applicator comprising:
(A) a motorized applicator support comprising:
a base portion;
a first coupling assembly that is configured for allowing a user to selectively couple any particular one of a plurality of
different types of makeup applicators adjacent said base portion; and

a motor for selectively rotating a makeup applicator that is mounted, via said first coupling assembly, adjacent said base
portion; and

(B) a first makeup applicator cup, comprising:
a substantially cylindrical applicator body portion comprising:
a side wall;
a top face; and
a bottom face, wherein said applicator body portion defines a substantially cylindrical applicator-receiving recess adjacent
said top face;

a second coupling assembly adjacent said bottom face configured for cooperating with said first coupling assembly to maintain
said first makeup applicator cup adjacent said base portion of said motorized applicator support; and

at least one applicator comprising at least one bristle, wherein the at least one bristle is disposed at least partially within
said applicator-receiving recess; wherein:

said applicator body portion is configured to maintain said at least one applicator at least partially within said applicator-receiving
recess;

said bottom face separates said applicator receiving recess from said second coupling assembly so that said applicator receiving
recess is not in fluid communication with said second coupling assembly; and

said motor is configured to rotate said first makeup applicator cup with respect to said base portion about a central axis
when said first makeup applicator cup is coupled adjacent said motorized applicator support.

US Pat. No. 9,464,628

PUMP

Thomas Magnete GmbH, Her...

1. A pump for delivering a fluid, the PUMP comprising:
an electromagnetic drive;
an inlet;
an outlet; and
a delivery chamber,
wherein a suction valve is arranged between the inlet and the delivery chamber,
wherein the suction valve has a valve body with a valve seat pointing in a direction toward the outlet, and a valve member
interacting with the valve seat,

wherein the valve member is loaded under prestressing against the valve seat into a closed position of the suction valve and
allows fluid to pass through in a pumping direction by the valve member lifting off the valve seat against the prestressing,

wherein the valve body is accommodated in a receptacle in a pump part,
wherein the valve body is assigned a flexible damping arrangement which loads the valve body into a starting position,
wherein the flexible damping arrangement comprises a damping plate being supported against a calking ring,
wherein a piston rod of the electromagnetic drive is axially displaceable in the direction of the valve body,
wherein the flexible damping arrangement allows an axial displacement of the valve body,
wherein the flexible damping arrangement further comprises an elastomeric ring surrounding the valve body and abutting against
a flange of the valve body, and

wherein the flexible damping arrangement is arranged in a receptacle of a guide sleeve guiding the piston rod, and wherein
the elastomeric ring is supported against an abutment which is mounted in an axially immovable manner with respect to the
receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,464,645

PULL THEN LIFT HOLD OPEN ROD LOCK MECHANISM

MarathonNorco Aerospace, ...

1. A hold open rod, comprising:
an inner tube assembly coupled to an outer tube assembly, the inner tube assembly movable within the outer tube assembly;
an inner collar having a lock groove and unlock groove;
an outer collar assembly coupled around the inner collar;
a first spring located within the outer collar assembly configured to engage the inner collar;
a locking dog configured to engage the unlock groove when the hold open rod is in an unlocked configuration and the locking
dog further configured to engage the lock groove when the hold open rod is in a locked configuration; and

a first rod end coupled to the outer tube assembly and a second rod end coupled to the inner tube assembly;
a lock body coupled to the outer tube assembly; and
a locked indicator connected to the lock body and an unlocked indicator connected to the lock body,
wherein the locked indicator is exposed when the hold open rod is in the locked configuration and is concealed when the hold
open rod is in the unlocked configuration, and wherein the unlocked indicator is exposed when the hold open rod is in the
unlocked configuration and is concealed when the hold open rod is in the locked configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,464,038

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SPECIFIC OXIMES AND OXIMETHERS

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. Method for preparing an oxime of formula (Va) or an oxime O-methyl ether of formula (Vb)
in which
R3 is C1-C12-alkyl, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, C2-C20-alkenyl, C6-C14-aryl, C1-C6-alkylaryl, 5-10-membered heterocycles and C1-C6-alkylhetaryl, wherein the alkyl residue, the cycloalkyl residue, the alkenyl residue, the aryl residue, the alkylaryl residue
or the heterocyclic residue or the alkylhetaryl residue may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from among
halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —OH, —OR, —COOR, ?N—OR, CONH2, CONHR, CONRR?, SR, RSO, RSO2, —OAr, carbonyl, ?NOH;

R4 is hydrogen, C1-C18-alkyl, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, C6-C14-aryl, C1-C6-alkylaryl, COOR, CONH2, CONHR, CONRR?, wherein the alkyl residue, the cycloalkyl residue, the aryl residue, the alkylaryl residue or the group R
or R? may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from among halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, OH, OR, COOR, C?N—OR, CONH2, CONHR, CONRR?, SR, RSO, RSO2, OAr, carbonyl, ?N—OH and

R and R? are mutually independently unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6-alkyl; or

R3 and R4 together form an unsubstituted or substituted cycloalkyl residue having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted
5-10-membered heterocycle;

Comprising reacting a quinone, or a carbonyl compound of the formula (II)
in which the residues R3 and R4 have the meanings mentioned above and the compounds (II) have a solubility in water of 0 to 30 g/l, optionally 0 to 20 g/l
at 20° C.,with the free base of hydroxylamine of the formula (III) or with a salt of hydroxylamine or hydroxylamine O-methyl ether of
the formula (IV)
in which
R5 is hydrogen,

R?5 is hydrogen or methyl,

B? is an anion, which is selected from among chloride, sulphate, phosphate, hydrogen phosphate, dihydrogen phosphate, carbonate,
hydrogen carbonate and acetate, and
in the presence of a phosphoric ester of formula (I) and/or a salt thereof,
in which
X is OH and
R1 and R2 are mutually independently hydrogen, C1-C18-alkyl, C2-C20-alkenyl, C3-C12-cycloalkyl, phenyl or C1-C6-alkylphenyl, wherein the alkyl residue, the alkenyl residue or the cycloalkyl residue may be substituted in each case with
one or more substituents selected from among halogen, CN and NO2 and wherein the phenyl residue may in addition be mono- or polysubstituted with C1-C6-alkyl and/or C1-C6-haloalkyl;
in an at least biphasic mixture consisting of an aqueous and organic phase wherein the pH (at RT) in the aqueous phase during
the reaction is in a range of 2 to 10.

US Pat. No. 9,465,529

PLATFORM-INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTS FOR CUSTOMIZING USER INTERFACES OF NATIVE APPLICATIONS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

INTUIT INC., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a user interface of a native application for a portable electronic device,
comprising:
providing an environment for customizing the user interface using one or more custom views, wherein the one or more custom
views comprise a set of user-interface components, a layout of the user-interface components, and a configuration of a user-interface
component from the set of user-interface components; and

enabling, via a rendering apparatus within the native application, use of the one or more custom views with the native application
through the environment independently of a platform of the native application.

US Pat. No. 9,463,933

HYDRAULIC DRIVE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DRIVING A BELT CONVEYOR

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A hydraulic drive system for a belt conveyor of the type used on a mobile conveying appliance, the drive system comprising:
a motor-driven primary pump arranged in a hydraulic primary circuit for conveying hydraulic fluid, the primary pump being
a variable displacement pump having a pump regulator for regulating the conveyed hydraulic fluid stream;

a hydraulic motor supplied with hydraulic fluid via the primary circuit for driving the belt conveyor; and
a controller configured to control the belt speed of the conveyor by influencing the hydraulic fluid stream in the primary
circuit, the controller comprising a hydraulic control circuit operated by an auxiliary pump that acts upon the pump regulator
with an adjustable actuating pressure to thereby influence the hydraulic fluid stream in the primary circuit and control the
belt speed of the conveyor.

US Pat. No. 9,465,839

DYNAMICALLY INTEGRATING DISPARATE COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEMS

1. A method for dynamically integrating disparate computer-aided dispatch systems, comprising:
communicatively connecting multiple computer-aided dispatch systems to an information hub;
using the information hub to intelligently transform data items and to facilitate communication and interaction between the
computer-aided dispatch systems connected to the hub;

deriving a common data element the hub representing a shared data aspect between the computer-aided dispatch systems;
mapping a data element of each of the computer-aided dispatch systems to the common data element at the hub;
facilitating communication between the computer-aided dispatch systems through the hub by transforming information from a
first computer-aided dispatch system into a format understood at a second computer-aided dispatch system by:

utilizing mapping of a data element of the first computer-aided dispatch system to transform the information from the first
computer-aided dispatch system into information in a format utilized by the hub; and

utilizing mapping of a data element of the second computer-aided dispatch system to transform the information from the format
utilized by the hub into the format understood at the second computer-aided dispatch system; and

automatically and dynamically populating a shared electronic communications network with specific personnel associated with
at least one of the information hub, the first computer-aided dispatch system, and the second computer-aided dispatch system
based upon a determined relevance of the specific personnel to a public safety event.

US Pat. No. 9,464,207

BINDERS AND MATERIALS MADE THEREWITH

Knauf Insulation, Inc., ...

1. A method of making a thermal or acoustical fiberglass insulation product, wherein the thermal or acoustical fiberglass
insulation product comprises glass fibers, said glass fibers being present in the fiberglass insulation product in the range
from about 80% to about 99% by weight, wherein the method comprises:
spraying an uncured aqueous binder solution onto a mat of glass fibers during production of the fiberglass insulation product
such that, once the aqueous binder solution is in contact with the glass fibers, residual heat from the glass fibers and flow
of air through the mat evaporates water from the aqueous binder solution, the aqueous binder solution comprising: Maillard
reactants including (i) an amine reactant and (ii) a carbohydrate reactant, wherein the carbohydrate reactant is selected
from one or more carbohydrate reactants having one or more reducing sugars, one or more carbohydrate reactants which yield
one or more reducing sugars in situ under thermal curing conditions, and combinations thereof, wherein the percent by dry
weight of the reducing sugar from the carbohydrate reactant with respect to the total weight of reactants in the aqueous binder
solution ranges from about 73% to about 96%;

transferring the binder coated mat to and through a curing oven;
heating the binder coated mat in the curing oven and curing the binder so as to produce the thermal or acoustical fiberglass
insulation product, wherein i) heated air is passed through the mat to cure the binder in contact with the glass fibers, ii)
flights above and below the mat slightly compress the mat to give the fiberglass insulation product a predetermined thickness
and surface finish, and iii) fibrous glass having a cured, rigid binder matrix emerges from the curing oven so as to produce
the fiberglass insulation product in the form of a batt; and

compressing the batt for packaging and shipping to a thickness of less than about 90% of its end of line thickness,
wherein curing of the binder consists essentially of a Maillard reaction, and wherein the cured binder is a formaldehyde-free,
water resistant, thermoset binder comprising nitrogen-containing polymers that attach the glass fibers of the mat together.

US Pat. No. 9,464,129

NEURONAL EXOCYTOSIS INHIBITING PEPTIDES

BCN PEPTIDES S.A., San Q...

1. A peptide comprising an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of
CH3—(CH2)8—CO-EEMQRR-NH2,

CH3—(CH2)10—CO-EEMQRR-NH2,

CH3—(CH2)12—CO-EEMQRR-NH2,

CH3—(CH2)14—CO-EEMQRR-NH2,

CH3—(CH2)16—CO-EEMQRR-NH2,

CH3—(CH2)18—CO-EEMQRR-NH2,

CH3—(CH2)20—CO-EEMQRR-NH2,

Ac-EEMQRR-NH—(CH2)11—CH3,

Ac-EEMQRR-NH—(CH2)13—CH3,

Ac-EEMQRR-NH—(CH2)15—CH3,

Ac-EEMQRR-NH—(CH2)17—CH3,

Ac-PEG1-EEMQRR-NH2,

Ac-PEG2-EEMQRR-NH2,

Ac-PEG3-EEMQRR-NH2,

Ac-PEG4-EEMQRR-NH2,

Ac-PEG5-EEMQRR-NH2,

its stereoisomers, mixtures thereof, and its cosmetically and pharmaceutically acceptable salts,
wherein
Ac-PEGn is

and n ranges between 1 and 5.

US Pat. No. 9,464,318

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCING NON-SPECIFIC AMPLIFICATION PRODUCTS

Paragon Genomics, Inc., ...

1. A method of reducing non-specific amplification products from a template-dependent primer extension reaction, the method
comprising:
amplifying a plurality of target nucleic acids using a plurality of pairs of target-specific primers wherein said amplifying
generates a plurality of target-specific amplification products and a plurality of non-specific amplification products, wherein
said target-specific primers comprise at least 10 pairs of target-specific primers;

introducing a resolvase that recognizes an aberrant DNA structure and cleaving said non-specific amplification products with
the resolvase to generate a plurality of cleaved non-specific amplification products while maintaining a substantial proportion
of said plurality of target-specific amplification products, wherein the resolvase is one of: T4 endonuclease VII or T7 endonuclease
I.

US Pat. No. 9,465,888

ENHANCED SEARCH WITH USER SUGGESTED SEARCH INFORMATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method for locating an item with user suggestion information, the computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, from a first user device, at least one search suggestion for an item,
wherein the at least one search suggestion includes a utility explanation defined by a user associated with the first user
device, and

wherein the utility explanation includes an explanation for using at least one suggestion keyword in subsequent search queries
for locating the item based at least partly on a determined familiarity with the item;

determining whether the at least one search suggestion is similar to one or more item attributes currently associated with
the item;

in response to determining that the at least one search suggestion is not similar to the one or more item attributes currently
associated with the item, associating the at least one search suggestion with the item as at least one suggestion attribute
for the item;

receiving, from a second user device, a subsequent search query for locating the item, wherein the subsequent search query
comprises a search attribute;

in response to the subsequent search query, identifying the item by matching the search attribute against the one or more
item attributes and the at least one suggestion attribute for the item; and

generating a search result page for display, the search result page including a list of one or more data entries related to
the item.

US Pat. No. 9,465,548

METHODS AND SYSTEMS USING MODEL BASED TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING PERFORMANCE CAPACITY OF A RESOURCE OF A NETWORKED STORAGE ENVIRONMENT

NETAPP, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A machine implemented method, comprising:
using a queuing model for a resource that processes a plurality of requests at a networked storage environment for predicting
a relationship between latency and utilization of the resource;

wherein the queueing model uses inter-arrival time and service time to determine latency, where inter-arrival time is a duration
that tracks when requests arrive at the resource and the service time tracks a duration for servicing the requests by the
resource;

identifying optimum utilization of the resource using the predicted relationship between latency and utilization, where the
optimum utilization is an indicator of resource utilization beyond which throughput gains for a workload is smaller than increase
in latency; and

determining available performance capacity for the resource using the optimum utilization and actual utilization of the resource.

US Pat. No. 9,465,207

PIXEL WALL AND SPACER CONFIGURATION FOR AN ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for fabricating an electrowetting display, the method comprising:
depositing a first photoresist layer on a transparent support plate, wherein the transparent support plate includes a substrate
and at least one pixel electrode;

placing a first mask on the first photoresist layer, wherein the first mask covers first portions of the first photoresist
layer and does not cover second portions of the first photoresist layer;

exposing the second portions of the first photoresist layer to electromagnetic radiation;
depositing a second photoresist layer on the first mask and the second portions of the first photoresist layer;
placing a second mask on the second photoresist layer, wherein the second mask covers first portions of the second photoresist
layer and does not cover second portions of the second photoresist layer;

exposing the second portions of the second photoresist layer to electromagnetic radiation; and
etching to remove the second portions of the second photoresist layer and the second portions of the first photoresist layer,
wherein the first portions of the second photoresist layer that remain subsequent to the etching form a grid of pixel wall
extensions, and wherein the first portions of the first photoresist layer that remain subsequent to the etching form spacers
that extend from the transparent support plate to the grid of pixel wall extensions.

US Pat. No. 9,467,235

CIRCUITS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF HYBRID ELECTROMAGNETIC AND PIEZOELECTRIC COMMUNICATORS

1. A communicator circuit, the communicator circuit adapted for coupling with a first piezoelectric transducer, a second transducer,
and an output target circuit, the communicator circuit comprising:
a first signal front end communicatively coupled with the first piezoelectric transducer;
a second signal front end communicatively coupled with the second transducer;
a switching circuit communicatively coupled with the first signal front end, the second signal front end, and a processing
circuit; and

the processing circuit communicatively coupled with the output target circuit, wherein the switching circuit is adapted to
enable a transmission of a switching circuit output signal to the processing circuit, and the processor circuit is enabled
to receive the switching circuit output signal and therefrom modify, derive, generate and transmit a resultant output signal
that is a selectively an electromagnetic signal or a pressure wave signal.

US Pat. No. 9,467,410

JUST-IN-TIME, EMAIL EMBEDDED URL REPUTATION DETERMINATION

McAfee, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A non-transitory program storage device, on which are stored instructions comprising instructions for causing one or more
processors to:
receive a request to traverse a resource locator of a hyperlink from an email containing the hyperlink;
determine a reputation of the email and a reputation of the resource locator, responsive to the request;
store reputation information associated with an identity of the email in a reputation database; and
perform an action responsive to the reputation of the email and the reputation of the resource locator.
US Pat. No. 9,464,045

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF METHIONINE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for preparing D,L-methionine, the process comprising:
feeding carbon dioxide to an aqueous potassium methioninate solution obtained by hydrolysis of 5-(2-methylmercaptoethyl)hydantoin,
thereby precipitating out crude methionine, and

purifying an aqueous solution of a separated-off crude methionine
by recrystallization from a solution comprising potassium ions and a crystallization additive;
wherein the recrystallization takes place by introducing a 60 to 110° C-hot methionine solution into a 35 to 80° C-warm methionine
suspension, wherein a temperature of the warm methionine suspension is lower than a temperature of the introduced hot methionine
solution, wherein a temperature of a mixture formed of the hot methionine solution and the warm methionine suspension is maintained
between 35 and 80° C. during the introduction; and

wherein the crystallization additive is a polyethoxylated sorbitan stearate.

US Pat. No. 9,463,852

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NEUTRALIZING UNDERWATER MINES

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method for neutralizing an undersea mine comprising:
locating an undersea mine;
placing a buoy containing a mine neutralizer near the mine; and
deploying the mine neutralizer from the buoy, including removing an arming pin as the mine neutralizer is deployed; and
directing the mine neutralizer to the undersea mine to neutralize the undersea mine.

US Pat. No. 9,466,034

RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFIGURATOR

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a configuration for a renewable energy power plant having a power output
rating and operatively connected with an electrical grid, the power plant comprising one or more generator devices and one
or more energy storage devices operating according to a selected one of a plurality of operating applications, the method
comprising:
receiving, in a computer as an input, data indicative of the power output rating of the power plant;
receiving, in the computer as an input, data indicative of a location of the electrical grid;
determining, based on the received data, a plurality of distinct pairings, each pairing including one of the one or more energy
storage devices and one of the plurality of operating applications, the plurality of distinct pairings collectively reflecting
a plurality of possible combinations of the one or more energy storage devices with the plurality of operating applications;

upon determining that at least a first of the one or more energy storage devices has requirements that are incompatible with
operating requirements for the electrical grid at the location, removing, using the computer, the first energy storage device
from being included in the plurality of distinct pairings;

determining, using the computer, for each pairing of the plurality of distinct pairings, a respective profitability value
indicating a profitability of operating the power plant according to the selected operating application and using the selected
energy storage device; and

ranking the pairings according to the respective profitability values.

US Pat. No. 9,465,791

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF SPELLING ERRORS IN ONE OR MORE DOCUMENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for detecting a spelling error in one or more documents, comprising:
obtaining a maximum edit distance at which a word, w, is to be considered a possible misspelling of another word, w?;
determining if at least one given word in said one or more documents satisfies a predefined misspelling criteria, wherein
said predefined misspelling criteria comprises said at least one given word having a frequency below a predefined low threshold
and said at least one given word being within the obtained maximum edit distance of one or more other words in said one or
more documents having a frequency above a predefined high threshold;

identifying a given word as a potentially misspelled word if said given word satisfies said predefined misspelling criteria;
and

maintaining a lexicon such that said lexicon will include said given word if said given word does not satisfy said predefined
misspelling criteria and will exclude said given word if said given word satisfies said predefined misspelling criteria, wherein
one or more of said steps are performed by a processor.

US Pat. No. 9,467,061

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DRIVING A TRANSISTOR

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A circuit for driving a control terminal of a switching transistor, the circuit comprising:
a driver comprising an output configured to be coupled to the control terminal of the switching transistor, a first power
supply terminal configured to be coupled to a first terminal of a floating power supply, a second power supply terminal configured
to be coupled to a second terminal of the floating power supply, and a switching input terminal configured to receive a switching
signal; and

a bias circuit having an output terminal configured to be coupled to a common-mode control terminal of the floating power
supply, wherein the bias circuit is configured to provide a time dependent common-mode voltage to the floating power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,466,732

SPLIT-GATE MEMORY CELL WITH DEPLETION-MODE FLOATING GATE CHANNEL, AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOG...

7. A method of forming a memory device, comprising:
providing a substrate of semiconductor material of a first conductivity type;
forming first and second spaced-apart regions in the substrate of a second conductivity type, with a channel region in the
substrate therebetween, wherein the channel region has first and second portions;

forming a region in the first portion of the channel region having the second conductivity type;
forming a conductive floating gate over and insulated from the substrate, wherein the floating gate is disposed partially
over the first region and over the first portion of the channel region;

forming a conductive second gate laterally adjacent to and insulated from the floating gate, wherein the second gate is disposed
partially or fully over and insulated from the second portion of the channel region;

wherein the second portion of the channel region is entirely of the first conductivity type.

US Pat. No. 9,466,466

DETERMINATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR CHAMBER OPERATING PARAMETERS FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF CRITICAL DIMENSION UNIFORMITY

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method comprising:
identifying an operation of a recipe for processing a substrate within a chamber, the operation being configured to provide
a pulsed radio frequency (RF) to the chamber;

performing a plurality of tests in the chamber for the operation utilizing the pulsed RF, each test having a duty cycle for
the pulsed RF selected from a plurality of RF duty cycles;

for each test, measuring a critical dimension (CD) value and a critical dimension uniformity (CDU) value for features in the
substrate;

identifying a first range of duty cycles that corresponds to a range of CD values that includes a minimum CD value from the
measured CD values in the plurality of tests;

identifying a second range of duty cycles that corresponds to a range of CDU values that includes a minimum CDU value from
the measured CDU values in the plurality of tests;

selecting a first duty cycle from an overlap of the first range of duty cycles and the second range of duty cycles; and
setting the selected first duty cycle in the operation of the recipe for processing the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,463,799

CONTROL FOR A HIGH OR FULLY AUTOMATIC DRIVING FUNCTION

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A method for controlling a highly automatic or fully automatic driving function for a motor vehicle that is on a journey,
the method comprising:
determining the position, speed and direction of travel of the motor vehicle;
receiving driving data from further vehicles in the surroundings of the motor vehicle by vehicle-to-vehicle communication
and/or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, wherein the driving data from the further vehicles comprise at least the respective
vehicle speed, position and direction of travel of said further vehicles;

evaluating the received driving data with respect to position and direction of travel to ascertain vehicles that are traveling
ahead;

comparing the vehicle speeds of the vehicles that are traveling ahead with a prescribed speed range based on the speed of
the motor vehicle;

approving activation of the highly automatic or fully automatic driving function if the speeds of the vehicles that are traveling
ahead are within the prescribed speed range; and

preventing activation of the highly automatic or fully automatic driving function when the speeds of at least one of the vehicles
that are traveling ahead is outside the prescribed speed range.

US Pat. No. 9,465,262

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display panel, comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate; and
a pixel array disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and comprising:
a pixel electrode;
a data line disposed adjacent to the pixel electrode and disposed above a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate,
wherein the pixel electrode comprises a first trunk electrode and a plurality of branch electrodes, an extension of the first
trunk electrode along a first direction crosses the data line, the first trunk electrode connects to the branch electrodes,
and the branch electrodes extend along a second direction, wherein an angle y is formed by the first direction and the second
direction, x is the value of the ppi of the display panel, and x and y satisfy the following equations:

A1=?1.28×10?5(x)3+0.0047722(x)2?0.383068(x)+59.494865,

B1=?2.38×10?5(x)3+0.0093751(x)2?1.098394(x)2?1.098394(x)+81.919357,

B1 45°

US Pat. No. 9,464,861

CROSSBOW ASSEMBLY

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. A crossbow assembly, comprising:
a rail and stock assembly defining a forward and a rearward direction, said rail and stock assembly containing a trigger and
a latch mechanism and defining a bolt guide extending from the latch mechanism in the forward direction;

a triangular riser assembly, said triangular riser assembly having:
a crosspiece with a center portion mounted perpendicular to said rail and stock assembly, said crosspiece having a pair of
lateral wings, and

a pair of bracing struts extending rearward from said lateral wings to an apex;
wherein said wings are non-linear, having a swept-V profile from a top perspective while rising from said center portion to
limb mounting portions at a higher height from a horizontal perspective, so that said limb mounting portions are arranged
parallel to, yet offset in height from said center portion;

wherein said bracing struts are non-linear both vertically and horizontally, each strut curving laterally outward and upward
from the rear to the front; and,

wherein rearward ends of each of said bracing struts are anchored to said rail and stock assembly to form said apex;
a pair of flexible limbs extending horizontally forward from said limb mounting portions in the direction of shooting to limb
tips;

a pair of rotatable elements mounted to said limb tips; and,
a bowstring mounted directly between said rotatable elements.

US Pat. No. 9,464,503

CEMENTING TOOL

12. A method for plugging a hole comprising:
rotating a drill string about a central axis of the drill string;
wherein a distal end of the drill string is coupled to a tool, the tool having an offset distal portion from a central axis
of the drill string;

restricting rotational movement of the tool with respect to the drill string;
rotating the offset distal portion of the tool with the drill string to a preselected degree, the tool coupled to the drill
string through a clutch mechanism;

applying a torque to the clutch mechanism; and
disengaging the clutch mechanism;
reversing the rotation of the offset distal portion approximately back the preselected degree with respect to the central
axis of the drill string;

flowing a fluid down the drill string and out of the offset distal portion of the tool; and
applying a torque, reengaging the clutch, and repeating the rotation of the offset distal portion of the tool the preselected
degree, as the drill string rotates.

US Pat. No. 9,464,593

PISTON OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Caterpillar Energy Soluti...

1. A piston of an internal combustion engine, comprising:
a piston skirt having a central axis; and
a piston crown delimiting the piston skirt with a diameter D adjacent a top of the piston skirt, wherein the piston crown
includes:

an edge of the piston crown of width b;
piston crown recess of depth t, the piston crown recess comprising a piston recess wall with an opening cross section of diameter
d; and

at least one groove with an internal diameter dn, the groove being provided within the edge of the piston crown and running
in a circumferential direction relative to the central axis, wherein the internal diameter dn is larger than the diameter
d of the opening cross section of the piston crown recess,

wherein the groove has an oval shape around the central axis and an axis of symmetry disposed eccentrically relative to the
central axis.

US Pat. No. 9,465,208

FACET MIRROR DEVICE

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A facet mirror device, comprising:
a facet element having a first section;
a support device having first and second sections;
a counter unit having a first section; and
a clamping device comprising a tensioning element having first and second ends,
wherein:
the first section of the facet element contacts the first section of the support device to support the facet element;
the first end of the tensioning element is connected to the facet element;
the second end of the tensioning element is connected to the counter unit;
the second section of the support device contacts the first section of the counter unit to support the counter unit;
in a clamping state, the tensioning element is under tensile stress so that the first section of the facet element and the
first section of the support device are pressed against each other and the first section of the counter unit and the second
section of the support device are pressed against each other in a clamping direction to clamp the facet element via a clamping
force in a position and an orientation;

the first section of the facet element and the first section of the support device define a first axis of rotation of a relative
motion between the first section of the facet element and the first section of the support device;

the first axis of rotation extends in a first plane transverse to the clamping direction;
the first section of the counter unit and the second section of the support device define a second axis of rotation of a relative
motion between the first section of the counter unit and the second section of the support device; and

the second axis of rotation extends in a second plane transverse to the clamping direction;
the first and second axes of rotation are located at least close to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,468,130

MICRO CHANNEL COOLING DEVICE, MICRO CHANNEL COOLING SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A microchannel cooling device, comprising:
a heat sink having a liquid refrigerant flow channel having a microscopic cross section and connected to a heat source thermally;
and

a thermoelectric element provided on the heat sink and extending parallel to a direction of extension of the liquid refrigerant
flow channel, wherein

the thermoelectric element includes a first electrode at a high temperature side and a second electrode at a low temperature
side, and a part of the thermoelectric element between the first and second electrodes extends parallel to the direction of
the extension of the liquid refrigerant flow channel.

US Pat. No. 9,465,276

WEBCAM PRIVACY SHIELD

1. A webcam privacy shield comprising:
a strip of opaque magnetic material having a hole through the strip, the strip attachable to an electronic device display
bezel as the webcam privacy shield;

wherein the strip is no wider than 40 mm, no longer than 400 mm, and no thicker than 1 mm; and
wherein the hole is at least 10 square mm in size and is located no closer than 70 mm from either end of the strip.
US Pat. No. 9,464,311

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING MODULATORS OF UBIQUITIN LIGASES

E3X Bio, Inc., Menlo Par...

1. An activity probe comprising:
a) a ubiquitin conjugating peptide;
b) a reactive chemical moiety; and
c) a ubiquitin peptide.

US Pat. No. 9,466,488

METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR CONTACT STRUCTURE WITH DOPED INTERLAYER

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a device, comprising:
forming an insulating layer on a top surface of a semiconductor substrate, a target region disposed at the top surface of
the semiconductor substrate;

etching an opening through the insulating layer, the opening exposing a top surface of a portion of the target region, the
etching comprising generating an etching byproduct disposed on surfaces of the opening;

without removing the etching byproduct, forming a doped metal oxide interlayer in the opening and contacting the top surface
of the target region; and

filling a remainder of the opening with a metal plug, the doped metal oxide interlayer disposed between the metal plug and
the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,463,337

MULTIFUNCTIONAL HAIR COLOR PROTECTOR

GALAXY SURFACTANTS LTD, ...

1. A process for making the quaternary ammonium compound, p-methoxy cinnamidopropyl behenyl dimethyl ammonium chloride of
Formula I, wherein R is a linear alkyl group with minimum of 80% by wt. behenyl (C 22) said process comprising the steps of:
a) reacting p-methoxy cinnamoyl chloride (Formula III) with N,N-dimethyl aminopropylamine in aqueous medium to give p-methoxy
cinnamidopropyl dimethyl amine (Formula II) and

b) quaternizing p-methoxy cinnamidopropyl dimethyl amine with behenyl chloride at temperature of 140° C.-150° C. and pressure
of 1 Kg/cm2, for 8-12 hours, in aqueous medium to give the compound of Formula I


US Pat. No. 9,468,107

INTERDIGITATED CHIP CAPACITOR ASSEMBLY

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of creating an interdigitated chip capacitor (“IDC”) assembly comprising:
forming at least one vertically extending nonconductive abutment surface between adjacent ones of the contact pads, each contact
pad having a top;

forming on the substrate top portion a plurality of grooves projecting outwardly from a central recess;
urging at least one sidewall portion of the IDC into abutting engagement with the at least one abutment surface on a substrate;
providing a plurality of solder paste strips on the top of the contact pads; and
forming a plurality of solder bead strips from the plurality of solder paste strips.

US Pat. No. 9,467,671

AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SZ DJI Technology Co., Lt...

1. A method for automatically white balancing a digital image, comprising:
in response to a white balancing trigger, automatically adjusting relative positions of an image sensor and a reference region
having a color compatible for white balancing such that the image sensor is positioned to acquire an image of the reference
region; and

white balancing the digital image based on the image of the reference region acquired using the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,468,080

LIGHTING TOOL FOR CREATING LIGHT SCENES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting tool for setting lighting parameters of a plurality of light sources, comprising:
a processor connectable to the plurality of light sources, the processor being arranged to control lighting parameters of
each one of the plurality of light sources,

a position storage unit connected to the processor for storing a plurality of different camera view parameters, each of the
camera view parameters denoting a different camera view and being correlated to a different one of said light sources in said
storage unit,

a camera arrangement connected to the processor for providing a view of at least part of a scene illuminated by the plurality
of light sources,

wherein the processor, in response to a user-selection of a given light source of the plurality of light sources, matches
the user-selected given light source to the camera view parameter correlated to the given light source in the position storage
unit and controls the camera arrangement to implement the camera view denoted by the camera view parameter correlated to the
given light source.

US Pat. No. 9,468,070

COLOR CONTROL OF LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

CREE INC., Durham, NC (U...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a plurality of first LEDs; and
a plurality of second LEDs;
light output of the light emitting device falling within a first chromaticity region at one or more first operating parameters;
and

electrical circuitry including one or more drivers or current controllers for providing a first adjusted drive current of
predetermined value to the plurality of first LEDs and a second drive current to the plurality of second LEDs to provide the
light output of the light emitting device falling within a defined second chromaticity region;

wherein the predetermined value of the first adjusted drive current is based on binning of the first LEDs; and
wherein a ratio of the first adjusted drive current to the second drive current ranges from 0.7 to 1.3.

US Pat. No. 9,468,112

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH NARROW FRAME

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A narrow frame display, including:
a display panel, having a protruding portion on at least one side edge thereof;
a back plate, located on one side of the display panel; and
a frame, including a plate body with a through slot,
wherein the frame is arranged vertical to the display panel and fixed on the back plate,
the protruding portion is a projection extending from the side edge of the display panel in an integral manner, and the display
panel is fixed to the frame through inserting the projection into the through slot.

US Pat. No. 9,466,957

WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A wire harness comprising:
a tubular sheathing member that covers at least one conduction path; and
at least one path-maintaining member that is formed in a plate shape corresponding to a bent part formed by bending the sheathing
member,

wherein a tape is wrapped around the whole of the bent part while the path-maintaining member is placed along the bent part.

US Pat. No. 9,467,727

PORTABLE BROADCAST SYSTEM ACCOMMODATING MULTIPLE REMOTE USERS FOR DIGITAL AUDIO/VIDEO TRANSMISSION VIA WIRED OR WIRELESS IP OR 3G/4G NETWORKS

1. A remote broadcasting system for simultaneously distributing audio or video program content originating from hundreds of
remote locations via a single broadcast channel host, comprising:
a plurality of portable multicast transmit units each having at least one program input coupled to an individual audio or
video program content source providing a program content segment, and a communication interface output coupled to a global
network;

a portable host multicast receiver/server coupled to the global network via an input communication interface and configured
to receive and coordinate transmitted program content segments from each of the plurality of multicast transmit units in real
time, wherein bandwidth and timing of the originating content is substantially maintained; and

a user command center coupled to a server output of the portable multicast receiver/server for distribution of the program
content segments via a first output to a satellite broadcast network interface to one or more affiliated stations and a second
output of the portable multicast receiver/server via a third party network interface for streaming distribution to the one
or more affiliated stations; wherein

the portable multicast transmit unit and the portable host multicast receiver/server unit are substantially identical as to
the combination of hardware components and differ with respect to whether custom software is configured for operation in a
transmit or receive mode; and

the substantially identical hardware components include a microcomputer, an interchangeable EEPROM, and a CODEC.

US Pat. No. 9,464,001

ENGINEERED AGGREGATES FOR METAMATERIALS

California Institute of T...

1. A structural metamaterial comprising:
a matrix formed of a cement compatible mortar matrix material having a matrix density; and
a plurality of engineered aggregates each formed of a geometric multilayer body disposed within the matrix material, each
geometric multilayer body comprising at least an inner core surrounded by at least one polymeric compliant layer, wherein
the inner core is formed of a metallic core material having a core density of at least 7000 kg/m3 and selected from the group consisting of steel, tin, brass, nickel, iron, lead, gold, and tungsten carbide, and wherein the
compliant layer is formed of at least one compliant material selected from the group consisting of silicone, rubber, polyethylene,
polypropylene, polystyrene, nylon, and urea formaldehyde, and having a compliant layer density that is lower than both the
matrix density and the core density, and an elastic modulus that is less than both the matrix elastic modulus and the core
elastic modulus and at least 10?1 GPa, adapted to induce a kinetic oscillation in the inner core when exposed to an energy wave that imparts mechanical energy
to the geometric multilayer body within at least one target frequency range, such that the engineered aggregate exhibits a
negative effective mass to trap at least a portion of the mechanical energy within the engineered aggregate such that the
stress experienced by the surrounding matrix material is reduced; and

wherein the plurality of engineered aggregates are randomly disposed within the matrix in a mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,468,135

SUBSTRATE CONVEYING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A substrate conveying system for an electronic component mounting device, comprising:
a mounting device conveyor configured to convey a printed substrate from one end portion to the other end portion of the electronic
component mounting device in a first direction that is horizontal;

an upstream-side conveyor configured to unload the printed substrate from an upstream-side apparatus positioned upstream of
the electronic component mounting device in a conveying direction of the printed substrate;

a downstream-side conveyor configured to load the printed substrate onto a downstream-side apparatus positioned downstream
of the electronic component mounting device in the conveying direction of the printed substrate;

a buffer conveyor arranged between at least one of the upstream-side conveyor and the downstream-side conveyor and the mounting
device conveyor; and

a controller configured to control operations of the mounting device conveyor and the buffer conveyor,
wherein the mounting device conveyor has a function of moving the printed substrate in a second direction that is horizontal
and perpendicular to the conveying direction,

the upstream-side conveyor is spaced apart from the downstream-side conveyor in the second direction,
the buffer conveyor has a function of conveying the printed substrate in the first direction, and a function of moving the
printed substrate in the second direction,

the printed substrate is transferred from one of the mounting device conveyor and the buffer conveyor to the other in a state
in which the mounting device conveyor and the buffer conveyor are positioned in the same position in the second direction,

the buffer conveyor includes a downstream-side buffer conveyor installed between the downstream-side conveyor and the mounting
device conveyor, and

the controller is configured to:
i) determine whether the downstream-side buffer conveyor is waiting for unloading of the printed substrate from the mounting
device conveyor,

ii) determine whether a processed printed substrate and a printed substrate to be processed next exist on the mounting device
conveyor, when the controller has determined that the downstream-side buffer conveyor is waiting for unloading of the printed
substrate,

iii) move the mounting device conveyor to a next position in the second direction where a step next to the printed substrate
unloading step is performed, when the controller has determined that the processed printed substrate and the printed substrate
to be processed next exist on the mounting device conveyor, and

iv) move the downstream-side buffer conveyor having unloaded the printed substrate to the same position in the second direction
as that of the mounting device conveyor.

US Pat. No. 9,468,129

STORAGE UNIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A storage unit, in which a hard disk drive is disposed and detachably installed inside a casing including two side walls,
a tray and a circuit board, the side walls standing on the tray, the circuit board disposed on the tray and including a connector,
the storage unit comprising:
a carrier, comprising:
a frame set comprising a first side frame, a second side frame and a main frame, the first side frame being opposite to the
second side frame, both the first side frame and the second side frame being located on a same side of the main frame to extend
outward to form a first accommodation space, the first side frame further comprising at least one first positioning portion
and at least one first positioning pin each extending towards the first accommodation space, the second side frame further
comprising at least one second positioning portion and at least one second positioning pin each extending towards the first
accommodation space, the main frame further comprising a stopping portion;

wherein the second side frame of the frame set has a free end away from the main frame and the free end is flexible.

US Pat. No. 9,468,100

MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer wiring substrate including a substrate body having first and second principal surfaces, and a plurality of
wirings disposed inside the substrate body and extending from the first principal surface toward the second principal surface,
wherein the first principal surface comprises a first exterior surface of the multilayer wiring substrate and the second principal
surface comprises a second exterior surface of the multilayer wiring substrate that is opposite the first exterior surface
of the multilayer wiring substrate,

the substrate body includes a plurality of stacked insulator layers,
the wirings include a plurality of via conductors penetrating through at least one of the insulator layers, and wiring conductors
disposed between the insulator layers and connecting the via conductors to each other, and the wiring conductors included
in at least one of the wirings have a nonlinear shape,

a plurality of outer-peripheral via conductors in one of the insulator layers that is closer to the first principal surface
than to the second principal surface, and a plurality of inner-peripheral via conductors in one of the insulator layers that
is closer to the first principal surface than to the second principal surface, the inner-peripheral via conductors being disposed
in a region surrounded by an outer periphery defined by the outer-peripheral via conductors in one of the insulator layers
that is closer to the first principal surface than to the second principal surface, the one of the insulator layers having
the first exterior surface,

when seeing through the substrate body from a direction perpendicular to the second exterior surface, a region surrounded
by the plurality of outer-peripheral via conductors in one of the insulator layers that is closer to the second exterior surface,
which are positioned at second exterior surface-side end portions of the plurality of wirings including the plurality of outer-peripheral
via conductors in one of the insulator layers that is closer to the first exterior surface than to the second principal surface,
has a larger area than a region surrounded by the outer-peripheral via conductors in one of the insulator layers that is closer
to the first exterior surface than to the second principal surface, and

a plurality of inner-peripheral via conductors in one of the insulator layers that is closer to the second exterior surface
than to the first principal surface, which are positioned at the second exterior surface-side end portions of the wirings
including the inner-peripheral via conductors in one of the insulator layers that is closer to the first exterior surface
than to the second principal surface, are positioned inside the region surrounded by the outer-peripheral via conductors in
one of the insulator layers that is closer to the second exterior surface than to the first principal surface.

US Pat. No. 9,468,072

VEHICLE LAMP SYSTEM

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp system comprising:
a plurality of light source units provided in a headlamp unit; and
a controller configure to control the plurality of light sources units,
wherein the controller sequentially turns on the plurality of light source units in response to first control signals for
operating a vehicle being input, the first control signals comprising at least one of a first signal indicating a state where
ignition switch for the vehicle is turned on and a second signal indicating a state where a lamp switch for the headlamp unit
is turned on during stopping of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,468,125

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an enclosure comprising two opposite side walls; and
a first bracket coupled in the enclosure, wherein the first bracket comprises a first shell for mounting a plurality of hard
disk drives and a resilient first latching member, the first shell comprises two opposite side plates, two distal ends of
the side plates are rotatably coupled to the side walls of the enclosure, the first latching member is mounted to the distal
end of one of the side plate, the first latching member comprises a positioning portion abutting against an inner surface
of the corresponding side wall, to deform the first latching member;

wherein when the first bracket is rotated away from the enclosure, the positioning portion slidably abuts against the inner
surface of the side wall, deforming the first latching member, until the positioning portion is exposed out of the corresponding
side wall, the first latching member is restored to bias the positioning portion to latch on a top edge of the corresponding
side wall, to position the first bracket, the side walls of the enclosure define two opposite first shaft holes, the distal
ends of the side plates of the first bracket define two opposite first rotating holes aligning with the first shaft holes,
two shafts extend through the first shaft holes to be inserted into the corresponding first rotating holes, the first latching
member further comprises a resilient latching piece, a first end of the latching piece is mounted to the inner surface of
the corresponding side plate, the positioning portion protrudes from a second end of the latching piece, the side plate defines
a positioning hole adjacent to the corresponding first rotating hole, and the positioning portion of the first latching member
extends through the positioning hole to abut against the inner surface of the side wall, to deform the latching piece.

US Pat. No. 9,468,017

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELAY SCHEDULING

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method comprising:
determining a first subframe on which to transmit a first downlink control information (DCI) message;
determining a second subframe on which to transmit a first information, wherein the first information is scheduled to be transmitted
on the second subframe in accordance with scheduling information indicated in the first DCI message;

determining a delay between the first subframe and the second subframe; and
transmitting, by a communications controller to a user equipment (UE), the second subframe in accordance with the delay.

US Pat. No. 9,463,981

CARBON NANOTUBES AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, ...

1. A method of producing carbon nanotubes, comprising:
a catalyst particle forming step of heating and reducing a catalyst raw material to form catalyst particles, and
a carbon nanotube synthesizing step of flowing a raw material gas containing acetylene onto the heated catalyst particles
to synthesize carbon nanotubes,

wherein methane is flowed onto the catalyst raw material and/or the catalyst particles in both the catalyst particle forming
step and the carbon nanotube synthesizing step.

US Pat. No. 9,468,042

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING TRICHLOROSILANE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. An apparatus for producing trichlorosilane from raw gas including silicon tetrachloride and hydrogen, comprising:
a reaction chamber being supplied with the raw gas configured for generating reacted gas including trichlorosilane and hydrogen;
a plurality of heaters, each heater comprises:
a heating portion standing vertically with respect to a bottom of the reaction chamber, aligned on a first group of concentric
circles in the reaction chamber, and formed in an inverted U-shape with comprising an inverted U-shaped heating surface; and

basal portions holding the heating portion;
a plurality of electrodes being connected to the basal portions of the heaters and supplying electrical current to each heating
portion; and

a plurality of radiation plates standing vertically with respect to the bottom of the reaction chamber in the reaction chamber,
aligned on a second group of concentric circles, which are different from the first group of concentric circles, in the reaction
chamber, shaped with a same height as the heating portion, disposed between two adjacent heating portions of the heaters facing
each other in a radial direction, spaced from the heating portions, and each comprising a surface parallel facing the heating
portion to decrease a block facing area of the two adjacent heating portions not to be in a face-to-face state,

wherein
the heating portions are heated by the electrical current supplied via the electrodes and the basal portions, and heat the
raw gas;

the heating portions are obstructed by the radiation plates so as not to heat each other in a radical direction directly by
radiation heat of the heating portions;

the radiation plates are directly heated by the radiation heat of the heating portions, and heat the raw gas.

US Pat. No. 9,465,939

MITIGATION OF MALWARE

McAfee, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising one or more instructions that when executed by at least
one processor:
determine a series of checksums for a file;
compare the series of checksums to a checksum tree, wherein the checksum tree includes a first plurality of nodes that each
include a fuzzy checksum of at least a portion of one or more known malware, and a second plurality of nodes that each include
a fuzzy checksum of at least a portion of one or more known benign files, wherein each node in the checksum tree includes
a classification that indicates a specific malware family or a benign file;

assign one or more classifications to the file, wherein each of the one or more classifications is based on each node of the
checksum tree that matches a checksum in the series of checksums; and

assign a percentage to each of the one or more classifications.

US Pat. No. 9,468,118

REINFORCED STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing that encloses and protects computing components of the electronic device, the housing comprising:
a monolithic rigid support frame including sides extending substantially perpendicular to a base portion, the base portion
forming an aperture in a central portion of the support frame;

a structurally reinforced panel disposed in the aperture and physically coupled to the support frame, the structurally reinforced
panel including:

a first primer layer,
a central foam layer onto which the first primer layer is applied, wherein the first primer layer penetrates less than 100
microns into the central foam layer, and

a first metallic layer electroplated on the first primer layer; and
wherein the structurally reinforced panel weighs less per unit volume because of a lower density than the monolithic rigid
support frame.

US Pat. No. 9,468,079

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a plurality of luminaires,
a first database containing data associated with the plurality of luminaires,
a second database containing information for lighting presets for a set of lighting scenes to be created by the plurality
of luminaires;

a third database containing first energy costs;
a calculation module for calculating energy consumption of the lighting system for at least one lighting scene of the set
of lighting scenes to be created depending on data retrieved from the first and the second database, wherein the calculation
module is configured to calculate overall energy costs of the at least one lighting scene based on the calculated energy consumption
and the first energy costs, which are retrieved from the third database; and

a lighting scene selector module for automatically selecting one or more lighting scenes from the set of lighting scenes depending
on an energy consumption target by calculating the energy consumption for each lighting scene and selecting the one or more
lighting scenes having an energy consumption lower than or equal to the energy consumption target.

US Pat. No. 9,466,644

RESISTANCE-SWITCHING MEMORY CELL WITH MULTIPLE RAISED STRUCTURES IN A BOTTOM ELECTRODE

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A resistance-switching memory cell, comprising:
a substrate;
a bottom electrode layer above the substrate, the bottom electrode layer comprising a plurality of raised structures;
a resistance-switching material, a top of each raised structure of the plurality of raised structures is in contact with the
resistance-switching material;

a top electrode above the resistance-switching material; and
an insulating material adjacent to and between the plurality of raised structures, wherein a top of the insulating material
is below the top of each raised structure of the plurality of raised structures and the resistance-switching material extends
above the plurality of raised structures and the insulating material.

US Pat. No. 9,468,123

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH QUICK RELEASING FUNCTION FOR AN INTERFACE CARD

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device with quick releasing function for an interface card, the electronic device comprising:
a base whereon the interface card is disposed;
a connector disposed on the base to electrically connect with the interface card; and
a quick releasing mechanism disposed on the base, the quick releasing mechanism comprising:
a first constraining component movably disposed on the base and adapted to shift between a releasing position and a constraining
position, the first constraining component contacting against a side of the interface card opposite to the connector while
moving to the constraining position, the first constraining component comprising a sliding portion, a supporting portion and
a buckling portion, the sliding portion being slidably disposed on the base, the supporting portion being disposed on the
sliding portion to support a first surface of the interface card, the buckling portion being connected to the supporting portion
to press a second surface of the interface card opposite to the first surface; and

a second constraining component disposed on the base and located on another orientation relative to the first constraining
component, the second constraining component being adapted to contact the interface card against the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,468,133

MODULAR COOLING SYSTEM

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A modular cooling system for cooling a plurality of power electronic components, the cooling system comprising:
a plurality of cooling modules, wherein each of the cooling modules includes:
an evaporator unit adapted for receiving heat from a corresponding one of the power electronic components, the evaporator
unit having an inlet for receiving a liquid cooling fluid, an evaporator body for evaporating the cooling fluid by the heat,
and an outlet for output of the vaporized cooling fluid;

a condenser having an inlet for receiving the vaporized cooling fluid, a condenser body for condensing the cooling fluid,
and an outlet for output of the condensed liquid cooling fluid;

a first pipe system connecting the outlet of the evaporator unit with the inlet of the condenser; and
a second pipe system connecting the outlet of the condenser with the inlet of the evaporator unit,
wherein each of the cooling modules forms a respective individual cooling fluid circuit separate from the cooling fluid circuits
of the other cooling modules of the cooling system, with adjacent condensers of the cooling modules being electrically insulated
from one another,

wherein the condenser of each cooling module includes at least one coolant medium passageway for an external coolant medium,
wherein the at least one coolant medium passageway defines a flow direction for the external coolant medium transverse to
the stacking direction of the alternating stack, and

wherein the evaporator units are stacked alternately with the power electronic components in a stacking direction in an alternating
stack.

US Pat. No. 9,467,150

DYNAMIC CLOCK RATE CONTROL FOR POWER REDUCTION

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A system comprising:
a first processing circuit block configured to communicate data to a second processing circuit block outside of a main data
flow of a pipeline by way of a synchronizer circuit;

clock generation circuitry configured to:
generate a first control signal to mask first pulses of a common clock signal to generate a first masked clock signal for
operation of the first processing circuit block; and

generate a second control signal to mask second pulses of the common clock signal to generate a second masked clock signal
for operation of the second processing circuit block; and

wherein the synchronizer circuit is configured to:
receive the first control signal and the second control signal; and
enable the communication of the data between the first processing circuit block and the second processing circuit block in
response to receipt of the first control signal and the second control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,468,078

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CELLULAR NETWORKING

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a processor;
a memory module connected to the processor, the memory module configured to store data and executable programming code;
a communication module including a cellular transceiver, wherein the communication module is coupled to the processor, wherein
the cellular transceiver is configured to enable communication via a large scale cellular communication network using a first
radio frequency spectrum and to enable communication over a limited range in a small-scale cellular network uncoupled from
the large-scale cellular communication network using the first radio frequency spectrum;

a light source configured to produce visible light for general illumination of a space;
a light microcontroller configured to control the light source;
wherein the processor is coupled to the light microcontroller and the communication module, the processor configured to execute
programming code to perform functions, the functions including:

in response to an input signal, deliver lighting control instructions to the light microcontroller;
transmit a data message intended for a recipient device within the small-scale cellular network via the cellular transceiver
of the communication module, wherein the cellular transceiver transmits the data message using the first radio frequency spectrum;

in response to the transmitted data message, receive a response message from the recipient device in the small-scale cellular
network via the cellular transceiver;

based on the received response message, identify a type of connection that is being requested in the response message, wherein
a connection type is one of a direct connection, a lighting device access request or a data access request; and

upon identifying the connection type, completing the requested connection according to the identified connection type.

US Pat. No. 9,466,347

ROW DECODER FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS

STMICROELECTRONICS INTERN...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
an array of phase-change memory (PCM) cells;
a plurality of wordlines coupled to the array of PCM cells; and
a row decoder circuit coupled to the plurality of wordlines, the row decoder circuit comprising
a first low voltage logic gate,
a first high voltage level shifter having an output coupled to an input of the first low voltage logic gate, the high voltage
being greater than the low voltage,

a second low voltage logic gate,
a second high voltage level shifter having an output coupled to an input of the second low voltage logic gate,
a first low voltage logic circuit having an output coupled to the input of the second low voltage logic gate,
a second low voltage logic circuit having an output coupled to the input of the second low voltage logic gate, and
a low voltage wordline driver having an input coupled to the outputs of the first and second low voltage logic gates, and
an output coupled to a selected wordline of the plurality of wordlines.

US Pat. No. 9,468,120

HOUSING, BOBBIN, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A housing for at least partially covering an electronic component, the housing comprising:
a body having a first surface and a second surface connected to the first surface, wherein a normal direction of the first
surface and a normal direction of the second surface are interlaced with each other, the body having a notch therein;

at least one first coupling portion disposed on the first surface, configured for being detachably coupled with at least one
second coupling portion of at least one terminal of the electronic component, such that degrees of freedom in a first direction
and a second direction of the terminal are restricted; and

at least one third coupling portion disposed on the second surface, configured for being detachably coupled with at least
one fourth coupling portion of the terminal, such that a degree of freedom in a third direction of the terminal is restricted,
wherein the first direction, the second direction, and the third direction are linearly independent;

a connected member having a through hole therein;
a nut accommodated in the notch, wherein the nut has a tapped hole therein; and
a screw passing the through hole of the connected member and a through hole of the terminal and coupled with the nut.

US Pat. No. 9,468,028

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS MOBILITY PROTOCOL FOR HIGHLY DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS WITH NETWORK TOPOLOGY AWARENESS

Redline Communications In...

1. A system for communicating wireless signals between one or more sector controllers (SC) and one or more subscriber stations
(SS) using different channels and different beams, further wherein
each of said one or more SS and said one or more SC has a corresponding highly directional antenna;
said one or more SC comprises a first SC;
said one or more SS comprises a first SS;
said first SS obtains a plurality of network topology awareness (NTA) data sets from said first SC, said first SS selecting
a first NTA data set from among said plurality of NTA data sets, said first NTA data set being different from the rest of
said plurality of NTA data sets;

said first SS selects
a channel,
a beam, and
one of the one or more SC,
to establish an RF link based on said NTA data; and
said first SS communicates with said selected SC using said established RF link.

US Pat. No. 9,468,128

SERVER AND CASING THEREOF

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A casing, comprising:
a shell having an accommodating space and an opening corresponding to the accommodating space, and the shell having at least
one open slot;

at least one carrier tray located in the accommodating space;
at least one slide rail assembly comprising an outer rail, a middle rail and an inner rail, the outer rail being fixed to
the shell, the outer rail having at least one through hole, the at least one carrier tray being fixed to the inner rail, such
that the at least one carrier tray is slidably assembled with the shell through the slide rail assembly, thereby being extracted
outward from the opening or entering the accommodating space through the opening; and

a buffering component comprising a fixed plate and an elastic cushion, the elastic cushion disposed on the fixed plate, and
the fixed plate fixed to the shell;

wherein the elastic cushion penetrates through the at least one open slot and the at least one through hole and is pressed
against the middle rail, and when the middle rail slides relative to the outer rail, the slide rail assembly is buffered by
the buffering component.

US Pat. No. 9,466,409

ELECTRICAL INSULATION SYSTEM

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An electrical insulation system for a high voltage inductive device, wherein the electrical insulation system comprises:
a cylindrical insulation barrier defining an axial direction,
a longitudinal bar having a main extension in the axial direction, the longitudinal bar being arranged to support the cylindrical
insulation barrier along the axial direction and to provide spacing in a radial direction, and the longitudinal bar having
a first side facing the cylindrical insulation barrier and a second side, opposite the first side, having a groove, and

a spacer having a main extension in the radial direction, the spacer being arranged to provide spacing in the axial direction,
the spacer having a groove fitting end portion,

wherein the longitudinal bar is adapted to receive the groove fitting end portion of the spacer in the groove, and wherein
the groove has a mouth, wherein the spacer has a largest width dimension which is smaller than the width of the mouth.

US Pat. No. 9,463,115

APPARATUS FOR INDIVIDUAL THERAPY PLANNING AND POSITIONALLY ACCURATE MODIFICATION OF AN OPTICAL ELEMENT

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, J...

1. A navigation apparatus for optically analyzing an inner structure of an optical element and for processing the optical
element, the apparatus comprising:
a detection device having an aperture smaller than 0.25; and
a processing device configured to process the inner structure and adapted to be guided along or in a fixed relationship to
the inner structure of the optical element.

US Pat. No. 9,468,065

COMBINED HYBRID AND LOCAL DIMMING CONTROL OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method comprising:
performing global hybrid dimming control of a plurality of strings of backlight light emitting diodes making up a backlight
system as a hybrid of digital modulation dimming and current dimming, comprising:

performing hybrid digital modulation dimming to control brightness up to a specified maximum digital modulation setting; and
performing hybrid current dimming control, with hybrid digital modulation fixed at the maximum digital modulation setting,
to adjust a string current for each of the strings of backlight light emitting diodes; and

performing local dimming control of one or more of the strings of backlight light emitting diodes by introducing a local digital
modulation signal into a hybrid digital modulation control path for each of the one or more strings of backlight light emitting
diodes, correspondingly changing digital modulation for the string to be a combination of hybrid digital modulation and local
digital modulation.

US Pat. No. 9,467,348

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR REDUCING OVERHEAD MESSAGING IN NETWORKS

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method comprising:
generating a simplified link-topology map from a comprehensive link-topology map, wherein the comprehensive link-topology
map is representative of node to node links among a plurality of networked satellite-traffic terminals (STTs) including a
reference STT, wherein generating the simplified link-topology map comprises generating the simplified link-topology map with
respect to a reference STT, and wherein the simplified link-topology map is representative of a simplified set of links that
connect the reference STT to each of the other STTs of the plurality, either directly or indirectly through one or more other
STTs of the plurality, and wherein the number of links in the simplified set of links is smaller than the number of links
in the comprehensive link-topology map;

generating, based at least in part on the simplified link-topology map, an STT-specific set of link state advertisement (LSA)-transmission
instructions for each STT in the plurality, wherein at least one such set of LSA-transmission instructions directs the corresponding
STT to transmit LSAs on less than all of the links that extend in the comprehensive link-topology map from the corresponding
STT; and

transmitting the respective sets of LSA-transmission instructions to the respective STTs for which said sets were generated.

US Pat. No. 9,466,369

WORD LINE-DEPENDENT RAMPING OF PASS VOLTAGE AND PROGRAM VOLTAGE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a set of word lines;
a string comprising a set of data memory cells extending from a group of one or more source-side data memory cells at a source-side
of the string to a drain-side data memory cell at a drain-side of the string, wherein the string is among a plurality of strings
of memory cells; and

a control circuit, the control circuit, to perform a program loop for a selected data memory cell in the set of data memory
cells in the string, where the selected data memory cell is connected to a selected word line in the set of word lines, is
configured to provide one increase and then another increase in a voltage of the selected word line, wherein at least one
of a rate or a duration of the one increase is lower when the selected data memory cell is among the group of one or more
source-side data memory cells in the string than when the selected data memory cell is not among the group of one or more
source-side data memory cells in the string.

US Pat. No. 9,466,624

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A fabrication method of an array substrate, comprising:
forming a gate metal layer, a gate insulating layer, an active layer and a source-drain metal layer on a base substrate, wherein
the gate metal layer comprises at least a gate electrode and a metal pad;

wherein the forming the gate insulating layer, the active layer and the source-drain metal layer on the base substrate comprises:
forming a gate insulating film, an active layer film, and a source-drain metal film on the base substrate; and
forming the gate insulating layer, the active layer and the source-drain metal layer by a single patterning process,
wherein in a via hole is formed during the single pattern process, with the via hole penetrating the source-drain metal layer,
the active layer and the gate insulating layer and reaching the metal pad.

US Pat. No. 9,464,556

HIGH-TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR ARRANGEMENT IN A METAL TUBE, ESPECIALLY INSIDE THE EXHAUST GAS SYSTEM OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

1. A high-temperature sensor comprising:
contact wires in a metal tube, for arrangement inside an exhaust gas system of an internal combustion engine, and
spacer bodies distributed in rows along the contact wires so as to maintain the contact wires at a predetermined distance
to an inner wall of the metal tube,
each spacer body being ovoid for compensation of the different radii of the metal tube during a bending deformation of the
metal tube, where this compensation leads to a clamping of the spacer bodies inside the metal tube, where a diameter of a
center portion of the spacer body is not wider than an inside width of the metal tube.

US Pat. No. 9,468,027

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A BLUETOOTH CONNECTION

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for controlling a Bluetooth connection, comprising steps of:
connecting a terminal with a vehicle through a Bluetooth connection;
disconnecting the Bluetooth connection according to a disconnection request of the terminal;
automatically determining whether a Bluetooth communication of the terminal is available or not in the vehicle, when the disconnection
of the Bluetooth connection is detected,

wherein the step of automatically determining whether a Bluetooth communication of the terminal is available or not includes
determining whether the Bluetooth communication is available or not to a previous terminal which has been connected immediately
before the step of disconnecting the Bluetooth connection, and when the Bluetooth connection between the previous terminal
and the vehicle is not established, determining whether the Bluetooth communication is available from a highest priority terminal
of terminals registered in a terminal registration mode for the Bluetooth connection of the vehicle in order of priority,
by eliminating duplicate attempts of the Bluetooth requests;

requesting the Bluetooth connection again from the vehicle to the terminal, when receiving from the terminal a response indicating
the Bluetooth communication is available; and

connecting the vehicle and the terminal by requesting the Bluetooth connection again.

US Pat. No. 9,468,087

POWER MODULE WITH IMPROVED COOLING AND METHOD FOR MAKING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A power module, comprising:
a first device die, including: a first side, a second side, and a switching device with a plurality of switch terminals;
a second device die including a first side, a second side, and at least one electrical circuit component;
an interconnect structure formed of a thermally and electrically conductive material, the interconnect structure including
a first side contacting at least a portion of the first side of the first device die, the first side of the interconnect structure
contacting at least a portion of the first side of the second device die, the first side of the interconnect structure forming
electrical contacts to at least one of the switch terminals of the switching device of the first device die and forming at
least one electrical contact to the electrical circuit component of the second device die;

a substrate structure formed of a thermally conductive material, the substrate structure including a first side contacting
at least a portion of a second side of the interconnect structure, and a second side, the substrate structure providing a
thermally conductive path to draw heat away from the first side of the first device die; and

a body structure formed of an electrically insulating material, the body structure extending around portions of the power
module, the body structure including:

a first opening exposing at least a portion of the second side of the substrate structure to provide an externally accessible
first exposed surface of the substrate structure along a top of the power module providing a thermally conductive path through
the substrate structure to draw heat away from the first side of the first device die, and

a second opening exposing at least a portion of the second side of the first device die to provide an externally accessible
second exposed surface of the first device die along a bottom of the power module providing a thermally conductive path to
draw heat away from the second side of the first device die.

US Pat. No. 9,468,074

VEHICLE LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM USING WEARABLE GLASSES AND METHOD FOR THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A vehicle lighting control system, comprising:
wearable glasses recognizing pupils of a driver in a vehicle in real time;
a head unit receiving a size of the pupils of the driver from the wearable glasses and acquiring brightness control values
of a plurality of lighting devices installed in the vehicle according to a predetermined formula; and

a controller adjusting brightness of the plurality of lighting devices according to the brightness control values received
from the head unit.

US Pat. No. 9,468,061

LED DRIVER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN LED ASSEMBLY

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. An LED driver for powering an LED fixture, the LED driver comprising:
a switched mode power supply for providing a current to the LED fixture, and
a control unit for controlling a switch of the switched mode power supply, the control unit comprising an input terminal for
receiving a set point representing a desired output characteristic of the LED fixture; the control unit further being configured
to

periodically determine an opening instant of said switch and a closing instant of said switch;
calculate at least one predetermined measurement instant having a fixed time relation to at least one of the opening instant
or the closing instant of the switch;

determine an average current estimate based on measurement of the current at the calculated at least one predetermined measurement
instant; and

apply the average current estimate as a feedback signal representing the average current for controlling the current.

US Pat. No. 9,466,462

INSPECTION OF REGIONS OF INTEREST USING AN ELECTRON BEAM SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system for scanning a plurality of regions of interest of a substrate using one or more charged particle beams, the system
comprising:
an irradiation module having charged particle optics;
a stage for introducing a relative movement between the substrate and the charged particle optics; and
an imaging module for collecting electrons emanating from the substrate in response to a scanning of regions of interest by
a charged particle beam;

wherein the charged particle optics are arranged to perform counter movements of the charged particle beam in a direction
of the stage movement during the scanning of the regions of interest thereby countering relative movements introduced between
the substrate and the charged particle optics during the scanning of the regions of interest;

wherein at least some regions of interest have an area that is less than one percent of a field of view of the charged particle
optics.

US Pat. No. 9,462,938

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE POWER OF AN INTRAOCULAR LENS

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A method for calculating a power of an intraocular lens comprising:
determining a first location of a crystalline lens equator based on a combination of anterior chamber depth, crystalline lens
thickness and anterior radius of curvature of the crystalline lens;

using the determined first location of the crystalline lens equator to predict a second location of an intraocular lens equator;
and

using the second location of the intraocular lens equator that is predicted in a calculation to determine the power of the
intraocular lens.

US Pat. No. 9,468,134

SOFT MAGNETIC POWDER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, NOISE SUPPRESSION SHEET USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, S...

1. A noise suppression sheet formed of a composite magnetic body comprising a flat magnetic powder having a saturation magnetostriction
of 12.0×10?6 or more and 38.0×10?6 or less and an organic binder, the flat magnetic powder being obtained by heat-treating a flat Fe-based amorphous alloy powder
having an amorphous phase, the flat magnetic powder having the amorphous phase at least at one part of the flat magnetic powder,
and not having a compound crystalline phase precipitated in the flat magnetic powder, excluding an ?-Fe crystalline phase;
wherein the flat Fe-based amorphous alloy powder contains a soft magnetic metal material;
wherein the flat magnetic powder has two phases consisting of the amorphous phase and a crystalline phase consisting of the
?-Fe crystalline phase; and

wherein the flat Fe-based amorphous alloy powder is a powder of a Fe—Si—B—P—Cr amorphous alloy, and said alloy containing
76 to 80 at % of Fe.

US Pat. No. 9,468,091

STRESS-REDUCED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

Tong Hsing Electronic Ind...

1. A circuit board comprising:
an insulating substrate; and
an electrically conductive unit including a first electrically conductive layer formed on said insulating substrate, and a
second electrically conductive layer stacked on said first electrically conductive layer, said first and second electrically
conductive layers respectively having outer peripheral marginal regions which are configured in a stepped arrangement such
that said first electrically conductive layer is configured to have an area dimension larger than that of said second electrically
conductive layer, and a thickness not greater than that of said second electrically conductive layer, so as to minimize stress
caused by a difference in coefficients of thermal expansion between said electrically conductive unit and said insulating
substrate,

wherein said first and second electrically conductive layers are made from the same electrically conductive metal material.

US Pat. No. 9,467,698

VIDEO CODING METHOD, VIDEO DECODING METHOD, VIDEO CODING APPARATUS AND VIDEO DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture coding method of merging a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index of at
least one merging candidate to code a current block, the moving picture coding method comprising:
making a determination as to whether or not to code all blocks in a current picture in a skip mode;
setting, based on a result of the determination, a first flag indicating whether or not a temporally neighboring block which
is included in a picture different from the current picture and temporally neighbors the current block is to be referenced;

setting, based on the result of the determination, a value of a parameter for determining a total number of merging candidates;
setting, based on the result of the determination, a second flag for each block included in the current picture, the second
flag indicating whether or not each block included in the current picture is to be coded in the skip mode;

determining, based on the first flag and the total number of the merging candidates, the at least one merging candidate from
among one or more candidates including a neighboring block which is either a block spatially neighboring the current block
in a picture including the current block or a temporally neighboring block included in the picture different from the current
picture, the determined at least one merging candidate being at least one candidate usable for the merging;

selecting a merging candidate to be used for coding of the current block from among the determined at least one merging candidate;
and

coding an index which indicates the selected merging candidate and attaching the coded index to a bitstream, according to
the total number of the merging candidates, wherein

when the determination made in the making of the determination is that all the blocks in the current picture are to be coded
in the skip mode, the selected merging candidate is a zero vector candidate, and all the blocks are coded using the zero vector
candidate.

US Pat. No. 9,467,347

SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT UTILIZE SCALABLE VECTOR GRAPHICS TO PROVIDE WEB-BASED VISUALIZATION OF A DEVICE

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHN...

1. An industrial device, comprising:
a processor;
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, the memory having stored therein computer-executable instructions configured
to implement the system, comprising:

an interface component configured to, in response to receipt of a request from a client device, locate scalable vector graphics
(SVG) information stored on the memory based on at least one of a statistic, a probability, an inference, or a classifier,
and send the SVG information to the client device, wherein the SVG information comprises an instruction that, in response
to execution on the client device, causes an interactive graphical representation of the industrial device's faceplate to
be rendered via a web browser, and the interactive graphical representation facilitates remote monitoring and modification
of at least one parameter of the industrial device via the client device; and

a data selection component configured to select a set of device data available on the industrial device for display on the
interactive graphical representation.

US Pat. No. 9,464,238

PRODUCTION OF OLEFINIC DIESEL, LUBRICANTS, AND PROPYLENE

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for processing a biocomponent feedstock, comprising:
exposing a feedstock containing triglycerides to a first catalyst in the presence of hydrogen, the first catalyst comprising
a supported Group VI metal catalyst or a supported Group VIII non-noble metal catalyst under effective deoxygenation conditions
for forming an at least partially deoxygenated effluent comprising at least about 20 wt %, of olefins, the at least partially
deoxygenated effluent having an oxygen content that is at least 40% less than an oxygen content of the feedstock;

separating the at least partially deoxygenated effluent to form a gas phase effluent comprising propylene and a liquid phase
effluent, the liquid phase effluent comprising at least about 10 wt %, olefins;

exposing the liquid phase effluent to an acidic catalyst under effective conditions for oligomerization of at least a portion
of the olefins to form a product effluent;

fractionating the product effluent to form at least a diesel product fraction and a lubricant base oil product fraction; and
separating at least a portion of the propylene from the gas phase effluent.

US Pat. No. 9,464,937

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DIFFERENTIAL OPTICAL PHASE MODULATION IN QUANTUM KEY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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

1. A transmitting apparatus in a quantum key distribution system, the apparatus comprising:
an optical interferometer configured to
receive a single-photon pulse inputted from a light source and
provide the single-photon pulse with two optical paths having a predetermined path difference between a first optical path
and a second optical path, the two optical paths including the first optical path and the second optical path and being used
for the single-photon pulse to pass through the optical interferometer, wherein the single-photon pulse, after passing through
the optical interferometer, has a probability distribution divided into two separate regions in a time domain; and

an optical phase modulator configured to perform a temporal differential phase modulation of the single-photon pulse which
has passed through the optical interferometer, by imparting a phase-shift oppositely to the single-photon pulse for the two
separate regions.

US Pat. No. 9,464,348

METHOD FOR MAKING A PATTERNED PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING DISK USING GLANCING ANGLE DEPOSITION OF HARD MASK MATERIAL

HGST Netherlands B.V., A...

1. A method for forming a patterned magnetic recording layer on a perpendicular magnetic recording disk comprising:
providing a disk substrate having a perpendicular magnetic recording layer with a hard mask layer formed on the recording
layer;

patterning the hard mask layer into a plurality of pillars with trenches of exposed recording layer between the pillars;
forming on the tops of the hard mask pillars a capping layer by depositing capping layer material at an oblique angle to the
substrate while rotating the substrate about an axis orthogonal to the plane of the substrate; and

ion-milling the exposed recording layer, using the capped hard mask pillars as an etch mask.

US Pat. No. 9,467,998

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COORDINATED TRANSMISSION

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for operating a first communications controller to control a first device so as to minimize interference in a
spatial domain, the method comprising:
receiving, by the first communications controller, channel information for a communications channel between the first communication
controller and a second device controlled by a second communications controller, wherein the channel information carries a
covariance matrix providing directional information of the second communication controller and the second device;

determining, by the first communications controller, a precoding constraint in accordance with the covariance matrix, wherein
the first communications controller adjusts the precoding constraint in each time-frequency resource to reduce interference
in a spatial domain with other devices controlled by the second communications controller;

transmitting, by the first communications controller, coordinated transmission information about the precoding constraint
to the second communication controller; and

transmitting, by the first communications controller, to the first device in accordance with the precoding constraint.

US Pat. No. 9,467,954

POWER ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON LOW DELAY POWER DETECTION BEFORE DPD

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for power adjustment based on low-delay power detection before Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD), the method comprising
steps of:
obtaining, by a power management computing device, effective carrier information including an effective carrier channel corresponding
to an effective carrier based on preconfigured system carrier information, wherein the effective carrier is a carrier bearing
information;

sampling, by the power management computing device, carrier data on an effective carrier channel based on the obtained effective
carrier information;

determining, by the power management computing device, total power of effective carriers before Digital Up Conversion (DUC)
or before digital Crest Factor Reduction (CFR) based on the sampled carrier data on the effective carrier channel; and

performing, by the power management computing device, power adjustment using the total power of the effective carriers prior
to DPD by searching a power compensating search table for a compensating entry corresponding to the total power of the effective
carriers and determining according to the compensating entry, an adjusted power value to be sent into a DPD module.

US Pat. No. 9,464,881

DISPLACEMENT SENSOR, APPARATUS FOR DETECTING DISPLACEMENT, AND METHOD THEREOF

Silicon Works Co., Ltd., ...

1. A displacement detection apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to:
receive a plurality of receiver signals dependent on displacement of a coupler element;
determine a first receiver signal having a signal variation differing from that of other receiver signals, from among the
plurality of receiver signals, depending on the displacement of the coupler element;

acquire information about the displacement of the coupler element and information about a gap between the coupler element
and one of: a transmitting coil and a plurality of receiver coils, wherein the information about the gap is acquired by using
a plurality of second receiver signals from among the plurality of receiver signals except for the first receiver signal,
and each of the plurality of receiver signals is dependent on the displacement of the coupler element; and

compensate for the acquired displacement information using the acquired gap information.

US Pat. No. 9,467,665

COLOR FILTER ARRAY PATTERNS FOR REDUCTION OF COLOR ALIASING

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A color filter array comprising:
a plurality of tiled minimal repeating units, each minimal repeating unit comprising:
a set of individual filters grouped into an array of M rows by N columns, wherein each set of individual filters includes
a plurality of individual filters having at least first, second, third, and fourth spectral photoresponses;

wherein if M equals N at least two directions within each minimal repeating unit include individual filters having all the
spectral photoresponses, the at least two directions being selected from a set of directions consisting of row, column, major
diagonal and minor diagonal of the minimal repeating unit; and

wherein if M does not equal N at least two directions within each of one or more N×N or M×M cells within the minimal repeating
unit include individual filters having all the spectral photoresponses, the at least two directions being selected from a
set of directions consisting of row, column, major diagonal and minor diagonal of each N×N or M×M cells.

US Pat. No. 9,466,303

AUDIO SIGNAL DECODER, AUDIO SIGNAL ENCODER, METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN UPMIX SIGNAL REPRESENTATION, METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DOWNMIX SIGNAL REPRESENTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND BITSTREAM USING A COMMON INTER-OBJECT-CORRELATION PARAMETER

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An audio signal decoder for providing an upmix signal representation on the basis of a downmix signal representation and
an object-related parametric information, and depending on a rendering information, the apparatus comprising:
an object parameter determinator configured to acquire inter-object-correlation values for a plurality of pairs of audio objects,
wherein the object parameter determinator is configured to evaluate a bitstream signaling parameter in order to decide whether
to evaluate individual inter-object-correlation bitstream parameter values, to acquire inter-object-correlation values for
a plurality of pairs of related audio objects, or to acquire inter-object-correlation values for a plurality of pairs of related
audio objects using a common inter-object-correlation bitstream parameter value; and

a signal processor configured to acquire the upmix signal representation on the basis of the downmix signal representation
and using the inter-object-correlation values for a plurality of pairs of related audio objects and the rendering information;

wherein the audio signal decoder is configured to combine an inter-object-correlation value IOCi,j associated with a pair of related audio objects with an object level difference value OLDi describing an object level of a first audio object of the pair of related audio objects and with an object level difference
value OLDj describing an object level of a second audio object of the pair of related audio objects, to acquire a covariance value associated
with the pair of related audio objects;

wherein the audio decoder is configured to acquire an element ei,j of a covariance matrix according to ei,j=?{square root over (OLDiOLDj)}IOCi,j,

wherein the object-related parametric information comprises the bitstream signaling parameter and the individual inter-object-correlation
bitstream parameter values or the common inter-object-correlation bitstream parameter value.

US Pat. No. 9,466,139

MAP OBTAINING METHOD

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A method for obtaining a map by using an electronic device, comprising:
capturing a map image from a physical map;
obtaining a plurality of geographic coordinates corresponding to a plurality of reference points on the physical map from
one of the physical map and the map image;

calculating a corresponding geographic coordinate of each pixel in the map image according to the plurality of geographic
coordinates corresponding to the plurality of reference points and a plurality of pixels corresponding to the plurality of
reference points; and

embedding the corresponding geographic coordinate of each pixel into the map image.

US Pat. No. 9,465,639

RESOURCE ADJUSTMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A resource adjustment system for virtual machines (VMs), comprising:
a processor and a memory;
a monitoring module, obtaining performance and status information of a first server and performance and status information
of at least one virtual machine of the first server;

an estimating module, estimating the first server and at least one virtual machine according to the performance and status
information and an evaluation index and obtain a server estimation score of the first server and a virtual machine estimation
score of every virtual machine, wherein the estimating module re-receives the performance and status information from the
monitoring module at preset time intervals, and re-estimates the server estimation score of the first server and the virtual
machine estimation score of every virtual machine;

a moving module, finding a second server according to the performance and status information and the evaluation index when
a virtual machine estimation score of at least one first virtual machine of the first server or the server estimation score
of the first server exceeds a threshold, and find the at least one virtual machine suitable to be moved according to a moving
order, and move the at least one virtual machine suitable to be moved to the second server;

an adjustment module, performs one of operations:
allocating a portion of resource in a resource pool of the first server to the at least one first virtual machine when the
moving module does not find the second server; or

finding at least one idle virtual machine according to the virtual machine estimation scores and recycling the resources of
the at least one idle virtual machine to a resource pool of the at least one first virtual machine for providing the at least
one first virtual machine to use when the moving module does not find the second server,

a backup module, obtaining a candidate server list from a database, establish at least one backup virtual machine in a candidate
server from the candidate server list, stops at least one second virtual machine and switches to a backup server when the
estimating module determines that the at least one second virtual machine of the first server does not work properly according
to the virtual machine estimation score of every virtual machine; and

a virtual machine restart module, restarting the at least one second virtual machine before the backup module stops the at
least one second virtual machine and switches to the at least one backup virtual machine, when the estimating module determines
that the second server does not work properly.

US Pat. No. 9,467,360

SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK TRAFFIC BY USING MONITORING AND FILTERING POLICIES

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

12. A method for controlling data traffic by using a monitoring policy and a filtering policy, the method performed by a traffic
control device implemented by one or more processors and/or application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to execute the
method comprising:
receiving the monitoring policy from a network traffic managing device;
collecting packets generated in one or more applications of a user terminal device, according to port numbers in the user
terminal device;

detecting the packets conforming to the monitoring policy according to the one or more applications or one or more destination
addresses through monitoring the received packets at a kernel area of the user terminal device, wherein the monitoring policy
includes at least one selected from the group consisting of an application list, protocol information, the port numbers, a
packet creation period and the destination addresses, and

the monitoring policy is created to detect packets of applications installed in the user terminal device, the packets of the
applications being transmitted to a service providing device, and;

creating traffic statistical information through an analysis of the detected packets;
transmitting the traffic statistical information to the network traffic managing device, the traffic statistical information
used to create a filtering policy by the network traffic managing device;

receiving the filtering policy from the network traffic managing device, wherein the filtering policy includes at least one
selected from the group consisting of a blocked application list and a blocked destination address list, and the filtering
policy is created to block data traffic of all or a part of packets causing communication network overloads based on the transmitted
traffic statistical information; and

filtering the packets of the one or more applications or packets having one or more blocked destination addresses by blocking
data traffic of all or a part of packets causing communication network overloads based on the filtering policy, at the kernel
area of the user terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,464,183

RUBBER COMPOSITION AND PNEUMATIC TIRE USING THE SAME

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for producing a pneumatic tire comprising a carcass comprised of at least one carcass ply and a belt disposed
on the carcass outward in a radial direction of the tire and comprised of at least one belt layer; wherein at least one of
the carcass and the belt includes a layer composed of steel cords covered with a coating rubber, the method comprising the
step of using a rubber composition as the coating rubber covering the steel cords in at least one of the carcass and the belt,
wherein the rubber composition is produced by a method comprising the steps of:
reacting a dicarboxylic acid halide represented by the following general formula (4):
wherein R is a divalent aliphatic group having a carbon number of 1-16 or a divalent aromatic group, and X is a halogen atom,with resorcin to form a reaction mixture;
isolating a compound represented by the following general formula (2):
wherein R represents a divalent aliphatic group having a carbon number of 1-16 or a divalent aromatic group,from the reaction mixture; and
compounding 1-10 parts by mass of sulfur and 0.1-10 parts by mass of the isolated compound represented by the general formula
(2) into 100 parts by mass of a rubber component.

US Pat. No. 9,464,093

SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[4',5':4,5]CYCLOPENTA[1,2-E]PYRROLO[1,2-A]PYRAZINES AND OXAZOLO[4',5':4,5]CYCLOPENTA[1,2-E]PYRROLO[1,2-A]PYRAZINES FOR TREATING BRAIN CANCER

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

8. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,468,095

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MULTILAYER WIRING AND MULTILAYER WIRING STRUCTURE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A manufacturing method of multilayer wiring, the manufacturing method comprising:
providing a substrate;
forming a wiring layer on the substrate, comprising:
forming a patterned colloidal layer on the substrate, wherein the patterned colloidal layer comprises 60-90 wt % of a polymer
material and 10-40 wt % of a first catalyzer;

activating the first catalyzer; and
reacting the activated first catalyzer with a chemical plating solution for forming a conductive layer on a surface of the
patterned colloidal layer; and

forming a conductive via, comprising:
forming an insulation colloidal layer on the substrate and the conductive layer, the insulation colloidal layer comprising
an insulation colloid and a second catalyzer, the second catalyzer accounting for 0.1-10 wt % of the insulation colloidal
layer;

forming at least one opening in the insulation colloidal layer by laser to expose the conductive layer and activate a portion
of the second catalyzer; and

performing an electroless plating process on the activated second catalyzer, so as to form the conductive via in the at least
one opening.

US Pat. No. 9,468,093

FLEXIBLE MIDPLANE AND ARCHITECTURE FOR A MULTI-PROCESSOR COMPUTER SYSTEM

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A dual flexible midplane assembly comprising:
top and bottom flexible midplanes, each of said top and bottom midplanes comprising:
a printed circuit board including: a middle section and at least one side section;
a flexible region disposed between said middle section and each side section to permit each side section to be bent substantially
orthogonal to the middle section;

at least one connector disposed along front and back edges of the middle section; and
at least one connector disposed along at least one edge of each side section;
wherein the top and bottom midplanes being assembled to align each side section thereof in an at least one side plane in relation
to the middle section; and

wherein the middle sections of the top and bottom midplanes forming respective top and bottom planes substantially orthogonal
to said at least one side plane.

US Pat. No. 9,466,523

CONTACT HOLE COLLIMATION USING ETCH-RESISTANT WALLS

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A method of forming contact holes through a dielectric layer comprising:
forming an underlying dielectric layer over a substrate;
subsequently depositing a first dielectric layer on the underlying dielectric layer, the first dielectric layer formed of
a first dielectric material;

subsequently forming a plurality of slits in the first dielectric layer by etching through the first dielectric layer and
stopping on the underlying dielectric layer using an etch that etches the first dielectric layer at a higher rate than the
underlying dielectric layer;

subsequently depositing a second dielectric material into the plurality of slits to form a plurality of walls of the second
dielectric material;

subsequently forming an etch mask to define contact hole openings in the first dielectric material in areas between walls;
and

subsequently etching a plurality of contact holes in the first dielectric layer using a first etch that etches the first dielectric
layer at a higher rate than the underlying dielectric layer and stops at the underlying dielectric layer and subsequently
using a second etch to extend the plurality of contact holes through the underlying dielectric layer, an individual contact
hole formed between a first wall and a second wall of the plurality of walls, the plurality of contact holes etched by a process
that provides a higher etch rate of the first dielectric material than the second dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 9,466,217

METHOD FOR SUPPORTING A DRIVER USING A PORTABLE DEVICE IN A VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle while driving the vehicle, wherein a sound signal indicating an information
generated by a driver assistance system of the vehicle is output by a sound output device of the driver assistance system,
the method comprising:
receiving acoustic sound by a microphone of a portable communication device and checking by the portable communication device
whether or not the received acoustic sound comprises the sound signal of the driver assistance system; and

upon detecting the sound signal of the driver assistance system, generating a display on a display means of the portable communication
device in dependence on the information extracted from the sound signal,

wherein, for supporting the driver while maneuvering the vehicle, a distance between the vehicle and an obstacle external
to the vehicle is measured by means of a sensing device of the driver assistance system, wherein the output sound signal indicates
the measured distance as the information and the display on the display means of the portable communication device is generated
in dependence on the measured distance, and

wherein to determine the distance based on the sound signal, beeps of the sound signal are detected and a repetition rate
of the beeps is determined by the portable communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,468,044

CARBON NANOTUBE BASED ELECTRIC HEATER WITH SUPPORTER HAVING BLIND HOLES OR PROTRUSIONS

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. An electric heater comprising:
a base;
a bracket disposed on the base; and
a working head disposed on the bracket and comprising a supporter, a heating module disposed on the supporter, and at least
one protecting structure covering the heating module,

wherein the heating module comprises a heating element and at least two electrodes electrically connected with the heating
element, the heating element consists of a carbon nanotube layer structure; the supporter comprises a non-planar surface defining
a plurality of blind holes or protrusions, the heating element is in direct contact with the supporter, and at least a portion
of the heating element is suspended on the supporter via the plurality of blind holes or the protrusions.

US Pat. No. 9,467,673

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEMORY FOR RHYTHM VISUALIZATION

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION...

1. A method for visualizing rhythm, comprising:
acquiring personal features from an image;
creating a personalized image in accordance with the personal features;
extracting audio features from audio signals, and obtaining a personalized rhythm setting corresponding to the audio features
from a plurality of pre-stored rhythm settings; and

creating a personalized rhythm video in accordance with the audio signals, the personalized image, and the personalized rhythm
setting;

wherein the personalized rhythm setting comprises one of the color variation, the size variation, the position variation,
the shape variation, and the frequencies of the rotation and swing of the personalized image.

US Pat. No. 9,466,053

ATM CUSTOMER DEFINED USER INTERFACE FOR SECURITY PURPOSES

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for displaying a custom interface associated with a customer on a screen of an automated teller machine (ATM),
the system comprising
a non-transitory storage device;
a communication device;
a processing device operatively coupled to the storage device and the communication device;
at least one module stored in said storage device and comprising instruction code that is executable by at least one processor
and configured to cause said at least one processor to:

present, to the customer, an option to create a customization for displaying on the screen of the ATM when the customer initiates
a session with the ATM, wherein the customization is associated with a function to perform a financial transaction when the
customer interacts with the customization on the screen of the ATM;

receive the customization, wherein the customization comprises a restriction for displaying the customization on the ATM;
receive a request to display the customization on the screen of the ATM based on the customer initiating the session with
the ATM;

communicate the customization to display on the screen of the ATM based on receiving the request to display the customization,
wherein communicating the customization to the ATM is based on the restriction for displaying the customization;

receive a request to perform the financial transaction based on the customer interacting with the customization on the screen
of the ATM; and

perform the financial transaction based on receiving the request to perform the financial transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,464,945

PROBE SENSOR CAPABLE OF MEASUREMENT FOR TEMPERATURE WITH STIMULUS

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A probe sensor, comprising:
a probe structure including:
a probe body configured to be inserted into an experiment subject,
a block body disposed on a top surface of the probe body, configured to transmit or reflect an incident light, and having
a length configured to change in response to a temperature change, and

a light irradiation body disposed on a top surface of the probe body, and configured to irradiate a first incident light to
the block body;

a first light source configured to generate the first incident light and transmit the first incident light to the light irradiation
body; and

a light analyzer configured to analyze a first reflection light, wherein the first reflection light comprises the first incident
light reflected by the block body,

wherein the light analyzer is configured to measure a temperature change of the experiment subject, by detecting a wavelength
change of the first reflection light in response to a change of length of the block body.

US Pat. No. 9,464,577

ROTARY POSITION SENSOR WITH BUFFER

Walbro LLC, Tucson, AZ (...

1. A rotary position sensor assembly for determining the rotary position of a rotary component, comprising:
a magnet carried by the rotary component for rotation with the rotary component;
a sensor responsive to a characteristic of a magnetic field that changes as the magnet rotates or is rotated;
a buffer zone around the magnet and the sensor to limit distortion of the magnetic field which buffer zone is at least 0.5
times the largest dimension of the magnet;

a housing enclosing the buffer zone, magnet and sensor and having at least one wall and the housing prohibiting a foreign
object from passing into the buffer zone; and

wherein the buffer zone includes a material surrounding at least a portion of the magnet to attenuate the magnetic field present
outside of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,467,925

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT ROUTING DURING ENERGY HARVESTING OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

King Fahd University of P...

1. A wireless sensor network (WSN), comprising:
a plurality of sensor nodes, each configured with a radio transceiver and electronic circuitry for interfacing with one or
more associated sensors;

a gateway sensor node configured to receive sensor data from and forward instructions to the one or more sensor nodes;
a server configured to control the WSN in combination with the gateway sensor node; and
circuitry configured to
process a route request message from an origination sensor node to a destination sensor node via a routing protocol, wherein
a message packet of each of the plurality of sensor nodes includes a minimum energy field, a minimum energy harvesting rate
field, and a sum of energy field;

determine a new delivery route based upon comparing a minimum energy and a minimum energy harvesting rate of an instant sensor
node with a minimum energy and a minimum energy harvesting rate contained in the message packet, and select a lower minimum
energy and a lower minimum energy harvesting rate from the instant sensor node or the message packet;

broadcast the lower minimum energy and the lower minimum harvesting rate throughout the WSN; and
continue the processing, determining, and broadcasting until the destination sensor node is reached.

US Pat. No. 9,468,039

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PAGING A MULTI-MODE MOBILE STATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for a radio access network (RAN) serving a multi-mode mobile station, wherein said multi-mode mobile station is
able to communicate using a first air interface protocol and a second air interface protocol, said method comprising:
said RAN selecting, based on a slot cycle index of said multi-mode mobile station, a first time slot for transmission of a
communication to said multi-mode mobile station using said first air interface protocol; and

after selecting said first time slot, said RAN making a determination that said second air interface protocol is being used
for a current call involving said multi-mode mobile station or is being used to attempt establishment of a requested call
to said multi-mode mobile station;

after making said determination, said RAN determining a disposition of said current or requested call;
after determining said disposition of said current or requested call, said RAN selecting a second time slot; and
said RAN transmitting said communication in said second time slot to said multi-mode mobile station using said first air interface
protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,464,035

SALICYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES USEFUL AS GLUCOCEREBROSIDASE ACTIVATORS

THE UNITED STATES OF AMER...

1. A compound o pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, of Formula (I):

wherein:
m is 1, n is 1, o is 1, and p is 0;
R1 is a halogen, C1-C2alkyl, or C1-C2alkoxy;

R2 is hydrogen or C1-C4alkyl;

R3 and R4 are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, amino, cyano, C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, mono- and di-C1-C4alkylamino, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;

R5, R5?, R9, R9?, and R12, R12? are independently chosen at each occurrence from hydrogen, fluoro, phenyl, (C3-C6cycloalkyl)C0-C2alkyl, and C1-C4alkyl;

R6 is one substituent selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, amino, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, mono- and di-C1-C4alkylamino, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;

R7, R10, and R13 are each 0 or 1 or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, amino, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, mono- and di-C1-C4alkylamino, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy; and

R8 and R11 are independently chosen from hydrogen and C1-C4alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,465,307

CLEANING METHOD FOR EUV LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A cleaning method for an EUV light generation apparatus that includes a chamber in which EUV light is generated by introducing
a laser beam, a connection portion configured to allow an interior of the chamber and an interior of an exposure apparatus
to communicate, a target supply apparatus configured to supply a target material to a plasma generation site in the interior
of the chamber, an EUV collector mirror having a reflective surface that reflects and collects EUV light generated by irradiating
the target material with the laser beam at the plasma generation site and a through-hole that is formed at the center of the
EUV collector mirror, and an exhaust apparatus configured to exhaust the interior of the chamber, the laser beam traveling
through the through-hole toward the plasma generation site, the method comprising:
closing the connection portion so that the interior of the chamber and the interior of the exposure apparatus do not communicate
when the EUV light is not being generated;

supplying an etchant gas for etching debris that has accumulated on the reflective surface of the EUV collector mirror to
the interior of the chamber in a state where the connection portion is closed;

exhausting the interior of the chamber using the exhaust apparatus while supplying the etchant gas,
measuring an amount of the debris that has accumulated in a circumferential edge area of the through-hole on the reflective
surface that is closest to the plasma generation site when the EUV light is being generated,

when it is determined that the amount of the accumulated debris is greater than or equal to a threshold, sending an etching
mode signal requesting the start of etching;

in response to the etching mode signal, stopping an exposure operation performed by the exposure apparatus; and
sending an etching mode enabling signal when the exposure operation is stopped,
wherein, after stopping a generation of the EUV light when the etching mode enabling signal is received, the closing of the
connection portion, the supplying of the etchant gas, and the exhausting of the interior of the chamber are performed.

US Pat. No. 9,464,057

ANTI-MALARIAL AGENTS

MMV MEDICINES FOR MALARIA...

1. A pyrazole derivative according to Formula (I),

wherein X1 is selected from F and H; X2 is selected from Cl and F; R1 is selected from methyl and trifluoromethyl; R2 is selected from the following groups:

as well as any pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, solvate, polymorph, tautomers, geometrical isomers, or optically
active isomers thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,464,034

CARBON-BASED FLUORESCENT TRACERS AS OIL RESERVOIR NANO-AGENTS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A fluorescent nanoagent for use in a subsurface petroleum reservoir, the nanoagent comprising:
a carbon-based nanoparticle core, said nanoparticle core having an average diameter of less than 100 nm and a net surface
charge of ?25 mV;

wherein said nanoparticle core includes a plurality of functional groups appended to the surface thereof, wherein the functional
groups are amino alcohols; and

wherein the fluorescent nanoagent is detectable at a concentration of about 0.001 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,462,944

SURGICAL MICROSCOPY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING EYE SURGERY

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, J...

1. A method associated with introducing an intraocular lens into a lens capsule of an eye such that the intraocular lens will
have a correct orientation relative to a centre of a pupil of the eye, the method comprising:
generating a microscopic image of at least one of a portion of an iris and a portion of a limbus of the eye, using a microscopy
optics;

generating a first partial pattern superimposed with the microscopic image, such that the first partial pattern can be recognized
in the microscopic image as a straight line, and

inserting the intraocular lens into the eye and orienting the intraocular lens relative to the first partial pattern superimposed
with the microscopic image;

wherein the first partial pattern is generated such that the first partial pattern superimposed with the microscopic image
has an adjustable orientation relative to the microscopic image.

US Pat. No. 9,464,146

CHLOROPRENE RUBBER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, CHLOROPRENE RUBBER COMPOSITION AND VULCANIZED PRODUCT OF CHLOROPRENE RUBBER COMPOSITION

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A chloroprene rubber comprising a steroid skeleton-containing compound;
wherein the chloroprene rubber comprises the steroid skeleton-containing compound in an amount of 0.05 to 0.832 mass %.

US Pat. No. 9,468,104

MODULE BOARD

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A module board, comprising:
a first board including a first surface and a second surface on each of which an electronic component is mounted;
a second board in which a first surface thereof faces the second surface of the first board;
an external electrode formed on an exterior of the second board;
a joining member that joins the external electrode and a first terminal provided on the second surface of the first board;
and

an additional joining member that joins the external electrode and a second terminal provided on a connection board to which
the first board is to be connected,

wherein
the external electrode includes
a first surface part positioned on the first surface of the second board;
a second surface part positioned on a second surface of the second board opposite to the first surface thereof; and
a connecting part positioned on an outer side surface of the second board so as to electrically connect the first surface
part and the second surface part, and

the joining member includes a joining surface that joins to the external electrode, and the joining surface covers the first
surface part and at least a portion of the connecting part that is closer to the first surface part than to the second surface
part.

US Pat. No. 9,468,014

UTILITY-BASED CROSS LAYERING

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A computer-implemented method for routing in a mobile wireless network, comprising:
receiving, by an intermediate node, a relevancy specification from one or more child nodes, wherein the relevancy specification
is computed by the one or more child nodes and indicates an importance to each of the one or more child nodes of receiving
one or more packets;

combining the relevancy specification received from the one or more child nodes for the one or more packets;
receiving the one or more packets, wherein the one or more packets indicate a microutility computed by a content producing
node, wherein the microutility is based on a utility function specific to an application operating at the content producing
node;

aggregating the microutility and the combined relevancy specification for the one or more packets;
determining a value of the one or more packets based on the aggregation of the microutility and the combined relevancy specification;
and

determining an action for the one or more packets based on the determined value of a respective packet,
thereby facilitating a large-scale mobile ad hoc network to adapt to specific application needs of wireless nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,467,146

OUTPUT CIRCUIT ADAPTED FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

MStar Semiconductor, Inc....

1. An output circuit, adapted for an integrated circuit, comprising:
a driver, electrically connected to two output nodes outside the integrated circuit to output signals;
a pre-driver, configured to control the driver, comprising a load and an input transistor that are connected in series, wherein
between the load and the input transistor is a connection node for controlling the driver; and

a buffer circuit, configured to control the load and the input transistor according to an internal signal, and to pre charge
the connection node through the load before turning off the input transistor,

wherein the load and the input transistor are a first load and a first input transistor, respectively, the pre-driver further
comprises a second load and a second input transistor that are connected in series, the buffer circuit turns on the second
input transistor when turning off the first input transistor and increase impedance of the second load when pre charging the
connection node.

US Pat. No. 9,467,039

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH RIPPLE SUPPRESSION CIRCUIT AND RIPPLE SUPPRESSION METHOD THEREOF

CHENGDU MONOLITHIC POWER ...

1. A ripple suppression circuit, comprising:
a filter circuit having a first input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the first input terminal is coupled to a signal
source to receive a ripple signal, wherein based on the ripple signal, the filter circuit provides a filter signal at the
output terminal, and wherein the filter signal is the sum of the average value of the ripple signal and a positive bias signal;

a follower circuit having a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the first input
terminal is coupled to the signal source to receive the ripple signal, the second input terminal is coupled to the output
terminal of the filter circuit to receive the filter signal, wherein based on the ripple signal and the filter signal, the
follower circuit provides an output signal at the output terminal, and wherein the output signal at least partially follows
the filter signal.

US Pat. No. 9,464,167

POLY ?-AMINO ACID AND FERROELECTRIC MEMORY ELEMENT USING SAME

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Chu...

1. A ferroelectric memory element, comprising a ferroelectric layer, wherein said ferroelectric layer comprises a poly ?-amino
acid which is a copolymer comprising:
(i) a glutamic acid-?-ester unit represented by formula (I):

wherein R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or a benzyl group optionally substituted by a halogen
atom, an alkoxy group or a nitro group; and either

(iia) a glutamic acid-?-ester unit represented by formula (II):

wherein R2 is an unsubstituted alkyl group having 3 to 16 carbon atoms, or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon wherein a part or all
of the hydrogen atoms are substituted by a halogen atom, an alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 12 carbon atoms, an alkoxy
group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a cyano group, a phenyl group in which a part or all of the hydrogen atoms are optionally
substituted by a halogen atom or an alkoxy group, a phenyl alkoxy group in which a part or all of the hydrogen atoms are optionally
substituted by a halogen atom or an alkoxy group, or a phenylalkyl carbamate group in which a part or all of the hydrogen
atoms are optionally substituted by a halogen atom or an alkoxy group, provided that R2 is not the same as R1; or

(iib) an alanine, phenylalanine or N-substituted lysine unit represented by formula (III):

wherein R3 is a methyl group, a benzyl group or a —(CH2)4—NHX group (wherein X is a benzyloxycarbonyl group optionally substituted by a halogen atom or an alkoxy group, an alkylcarbonyl
group optionally substituted by a halogen atom, an allyloxycarbonyl group, a fluorenylalkoxycarbonyl group, a benzenesulfonyl
group optionally substituted by an alkyl group or a nitro group, or an alkyloxycarbonyl group),

wherein the molar ratio of units of formula (I) to units of formula (II) or units of formula (III), (I)/(II) or (I)/(III),
is 10/90 to 90/10.

US Pat. No. 9,467,651

DETERMINING ELECTRONIC MEDIA FORMAT WHEN TRANSFERRING A CUSTOMER BETWEEN SPECIALISTS OR AMONGST COMMUNICATION SOURCES AT A CUSTOMER SERVICE OUTLET

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for selecting the electronic media format when transferring a user between knowledge sources, the system comprising:
an apparatus including a computing platform having a memory and at least one processor in communication with the apparatus,
wherein the apparatus further includes one or more of a display, a video camera, a speaker and a microphone, each of which
is operatively in communication with the processor,

wherein the apparatus is configured to implement one or more of the display, the video camera, the speaker and the microphone
to provide a user a communication platform for conducting a communication session with a first specialist; and

a user transferring module stored in a memory, executable by a processor and configured to (1) receive a request to transfer
a user from the first specialist to a second specialist during the communication session, (2) in response to receiving the
request, apply at least one business rule to determine a media format to implement for communication between the user and
the second specialist, and (3) transfer the user from the first specialist to the second specialist using the determined media
format.

US Pat. No. 9,466,742

METHOD FOR FABRICATING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

1. A method for fabricating a photoelectric conversion material at last comprising the following steps:
providing a precursor, wherein the precursor comprises at least a cone material the cone material is a multilayer structured
material formed by stacking first materials and second materials; and

annealing the precursor to let the cone material become the photoelectric conversion material with a plurality of grains and
composed of an isomer, wherein the sizes of the grains are arranged from smaller ones to larger ones along a direction.

US Pat. No. 9,464,110

ACYL DIPEPTIDE DERIVATIVE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. An acyl dipeptide compound represented by formula (1):

wherein:
R1—CO— is a decanoyl group; and

R2, R3 and R4 are each a hydrogen atom,

or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,468,082

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR LASER APPARATUS IN EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus that generates extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating a target with
a pulse laser beam and producing plasma, the apparatus comprising,
a chamber containing a plasma generation region irradiated by a pulse laser beam from a laser apparatus;
a target supply device configured to supply a plurality of targets consecutively to the plasma generation region in the chamber;
a target detection unit configured to detect a target outputted from the target supply device that has passed a predetermined
position between the target supply device and the plasma generation region; and

laser control circuitry configured to control the laser apparatus,
the laser control circuitry including a light emission trigger generation circuit configured to generate a light emission
trigger instructing a laser device included in the laser apparatus to emit a pulse laser beam, and output the generated light
emission trigger to the laser apparatus,

the light emission trigger generation circuit including a first circuit configured to output a first signal that changes from
OFF to ON after a first time has passed from a detection signal indicating target detection from the target detection unit,
and a first AND circuit configured to output an AND signal of the first signal and the detection signal,

the light emission trigger generation circuit outputting the light emission trigger to the laser apparatus based on an output
from the first AND circuit, and

the laser control circuitry outputting the light emission trigger to the laser apparatus in response to a next detection signal
received immediately after the first time has passed following the detection signal.

US Pat. No. 9,466,951

SPARK PLUG

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

1. A spark plug having an insulator formed of an alumina-based sintered material which contains an Si component and a rare
earth element component in such amounts that satisfy the following conditions (1) and (2):
(1) an oxide-reduced amount of the Si component (mass %) is greater than or equal to 0.05 and less than or equal to 0.45;
and

(2) a ratio of an oxide-reduced amount of the rare earth element component to the oxide-reduced amount of the Si component
is greater than or equal to 2.5 and less than or equal to 4.5,
and which has alumina grains and an alumina grain boundary phase including a complex oxide crystal phase satisfying the following
condition (3):
(3) the complex oxide crystal phase contains at least two components selected from among an Al component, an Si component,
a Group 2 element component, the Group included in the periodic table defined by Recommendations 1990, IUPAC, (hereinafter
may be referred to simply as a Group 2 component), and a rare earth element component.

US Pat. No. 9,463,519

MACHINE TOOL AND METHOD FOR THE MACHINING OF WORKPIECES HAVING AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE MACHINING UNITS

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

1. A machine tool for machining of workpieces comprising at least two machining devices, wherein at least one machining device
is provided for gear cutting manufacture and machining and a second machining device is provided for a further machining of
workpieces, wherein at least one of the machining devices is fastened to a portal carrier which is supported by a lowerable
column in a middle of a workpiece table.

US Pat. No. 9,463,513

COATED CUTTING TOOL

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A coated cutting tool comprising:
a substrate; and
a coating, the coating including a layer of MTCVD TiCN, and a layer of ?-Al2O3, wherein the ?-Al2O3 layer exhibits an X-ray diffraction pattern, as measured using CuK? radiation and ?-2? scan, wherein a texture coefficient
TC(hkl) is defined according to the Harris formula


where I(hkl)=measured intensity (integrated area) of the (hkl) reflection,
I0(hkl)=standard intensity according to ICDD's PDF-card No. 00-010-0173,

n=number of reflections used in the calculation, and the
(hkl) reflections used are (012), (104), (110), (113), (116), (300), (214) and (0 0 12),and wherein TC(0 0 12) is higher than 5, and wherein a full width half maximum (FWHM) of a rocking curve peak of a (0 0 12)
plane of the ?-Al2O3 using X-ray diffraction as measured on a clearance face of the cutting tool is FWHM lower than 30°, and wherein the TiCN layer
exhibits an X-ray diffraction pattern, as measured using CuK? radiation, wherein the relation between the integrated area
intensity of a 220 peak and the integrated area intensity of a 311 peak, I220/I311, is lower than 3.

US Pat. No. 9,468,106

BONDING SYSTEM

SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A bonding system, comprising:
a laser resonator that oscillates a laser beam;
light guide means that guides the laser beam oscillated by the laser resonator; and
a tool base through which the laser beam guided by the light guide means is transmitted, the bonding system bonding an electronic
component having a polygonal shape to a substrate by heating the electronic component with the laser beam transmitted through
the tool base,

wherein the laser resonator comprises a plurality of laser resonators, the light guide means comprises a plurality of optical
fibers each having a laser beam inlet connected to one of the plurality of laser resonators,

the plurality of laser resonators are associated with a heating region of the electronic component, and the heating region
is irradiated with laser beams emitted from laser beam outlets of the plurality of optical fibers connected to the laser resonators
and heated at irradiated parts,

the heating region is divided into at least a corner sub-region at a corner of the electronic component and an inner sub-region
inside the electronic component, and a laser power of laser resonators associated with the corner sub-regions is set higher
than a laser power of a laser resonator associated with the inner sub-region.

US Pat. No. 9,468,073

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Beijing Lenovo Software L...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a light emitter configured to emit lights;
a sensor configured to acquire a first specified parameter which is formed based on a motion state or gesture of an operator;
a luminance detector configured to detect an ambient luminance, wherein the luminance detector has a light collecting direction
that matches with a light output direction of the light emitter; and

a processor configured to determine whether the first specified parameter meets a first preset condition, so as to obtain
a first determination result, and configured to control the light emitter to emit the lights based on the first determination
result at least in a case that the first specified parameter meets the first preset condition, wherein the first preset condition
comprises that the operator is performing a predetermined motion or is in a predetermined gesture.

US Pat. No. 9,467,994

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives downlink control information including resource block assignment information that
indicates resource blocks of which one allocated cluster or a plurality of allocated clusters are comprised, the plurality
of allocated clusters being inconsecutive in a frequency domain, and each cluster being comprised of resource blocks that
are consecutive in the frequency domain; and

a transmitter which, in operation, maps uplink data to the resource blocks indicated by the resource block assignment information
and transmits the mapped uplink data,

wherein the downlink control information is transmitted, from a base station, with a downlink control information (DCI) format
that is used for uplink scheduling, the DCI format having a size, which is different according to a number of codewords, a
number of layers, or a number of streams and which is same, regardless of a number of clusters allocated to the communication
apparatus for each number of codewords, each number of layers, or each number of streams,

wherein the DCI format has a same size according to a maximum value of the number of clusters for each number of codewords,
each number of layers, or each number of streams; and

wherein when the plurality of clusters are allocated to the communication apparatus, a number of bits used to transmit the
resource block assignment information indicating the resource blocks of which the plurality of clusters are comprised is larger
than a number of bits that would be used to transmit the resource block assignment information indicating the resource blocks
of which the one cluster is comprised.

US Pat. No. 9,466,546

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

PS4 Luxco S.a.r.l., Luxe...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a wiring board;
a stack of semiconductor chips disposed over the wiring board, each of the semiconductor chips including via electrodes, the
semiconductor chips being electrically coupled through the via electrodes to each other, the semiconductor chips being electrically
coupled through the via electrodes to the wiring board;

a first seal that seals the stack of semiconductor chips and covers a top surface of a topmost semiconductor chip in the stack
of semiconductor chips, the stack of semiconductor chips being without a semiconductor chip stacked on top of the topmost
semiconductor chip; and

a second seal that covers the first seal,
wherein the first seal is smaller in elastic modulus than the second seal, and
wherein the first seal covers an entire top portion and outer sides of the stack of semiconductor chips.

US Pat. No. 9,465,937

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SECURELY MANAGING FILE-ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION FOR FILES IN A FILE SYSTEM

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for securely managing file-attribute information for files in a file system, the method comprising:
identifying at least one file;
identifying at least one file attribute of the file that would be useful to a security software program when analyzing the
file;

storing the file attribute as volatile metadata for the file that is automatically deleted when the same file is modified;
ensuring that the security software program can rely upon the file attribute identified within the volatile metadata for the
file by, upon determining that the file has been modified, automatically deleting the volatile metadata for the file in response
to the determination that the same file has been modified;

identifying non-volatile metadata associated with the file;
after determining that the file has been modified, updating the non-volatile metadata.
US Pat. No. 9,464,148

VINYL TERMINATED POLYETHYLENE WITH LONG CHAIN BRANCHING

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A polyolefin comprising:
a) at least 50% allylic vinyl chain ends;
b) an Mn of at least 200 g/mol, as determined by 1H NMR;

c) a ratio of long chain branching of at least 7 carbons per 1000 carbon atoms as determined by 13C NMR of greater than 0.5; and

d) at least 50 mole % ethylene.

US Pat. No. 9,467,730

REMOTE CONTROL

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a front face arranged in a first plane;
a directional control pad in the front face, wherein the directional control pad has up, down, left and right directional
input locations arranged, in a resting state, in a second plane at an offset angle with respect to the first plane; and

a directional pad base portion that protrudes from a rear surface of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,467,144

RADIATION HARDENED DIGITAL CIRCUIT

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A radiation hardened digital circuit, comprising:
a delay network configured to receive a global clock signal and generate a first delayed clock signal from the global clock
signal such that the first delayed clock signal is delayed with respect to the global clock signal; and

a first Muller C element configured to receive the global clock signal and the first delayed clock signal, wherein the first
Muller C element is configured to:

generate a first clock input signal;
set the first clock input signal to one of a set of clock states in response to the first delayed clock signal and the global
clock signal each being provided in a same one of the set of clock states, wherein the set of clock states comprises a first
clock state and a second clock state; and

hold the first clock input signal in the one of the set of clock states in response to the first delayed clock signal and
the global clock signal being provided in different ones of the set of clock states.

US Pat. No. 9,466,932

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND PLUG-IN MODULE FOR THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS (CHEN Z...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulating body, providing inside the insulating body with a module socket along a back to front direction, and providing
inside the insulating body along a front to back direction with a butt socket connected to the module socket;

a housing, provided outside the insulating body; and
a plug-in module, inserted into the module socket,
wherein, the housing is provided with a welding portion, the welding portion being electrically connected to a grounded welding
portion of the circuit board,

wherein the welding portion extends inward from the housing, and
wherein the plug-in module comprises:
a base, comprising a bottom plate of the base, a front plate of the base and a back plate of the base, and a tongue plate
extending from the bottom plate of the base forward beyond the front plate of the base;

a plurality of input terminals, fixed to the back plate of the base, and two ends of each of the input terminals extending
respectively beyond a top end of the back plate of the base and a bottom end of the bottom plate of the base;

a plurality of output terminals, fixed to the tongue plate and the front plate of the base, and two ends of each of the output
terminals extending respectively beyond a top end of the front plate of the base and the tongue plate; and

a PCB module, comprising at least one circuit board provided at the top ends of the front plate of the base and the back plate
of the base and connected to the plurality of input terminals and the plurality of output terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,464,724

CHECK VALVE FLAPPER

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A check valve flapper for a check valve, comprising:
a flapper body comprising an upper edge, a lower edge, and an arcuate edge between the upper edge and the lower edge, wherein
curvature of the arcuate edge substantially aligns with curvature of a stop of the check valve; and

a hinge portion extending from the flapper body, the hinge portion comprising a lower ear, a middle ear, and an upper ear,
wherein the lower ear, the middle ear, and the upper ear each comprise a hinge pin hole having a hinge pin hole diameter and
an ear outer radius, and a ratio of the hinge pin hole diameter to the ear outer radius is between 0.83 and 0.91, wherein
the lower ear aligns with the lower edge of the flapper body, the upper ear is offset from the upper edge of the flapper body,
a check valve flapper length is defined between the lower edge of the flapper body and the upper edge of the flapper body,
a middle ear offset is defined as a distance from the lower edge of the flapper body to an uppermost edge of the middle ear,
a ratio of the check valve flapper length to the middle ear offset is between 2.08 and 2.11, the lower ear has a lower ear
width, and a ratio of the check valve flapper length to the lower ear width is between 6.72 and 6.90.

US Pat. No. 9,464,361

CONTROL OF ELECTROLYTE HYDRODYNAMICS FOR EFFICIENT MASS TRANSFER DURING ELECTROPLATING

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of electroplating on a substrate comprising features having a width and/or depth of at least about 2 micrometers,
the method comprising:
(a) providing the substrate to a plating chamber, wherein the plating chamber is configured to contain an electrolyte and
an anode during electroplating of metal onto the substrate, wherein the plating chamber comprises:

(i) a substrate holder holding the substrate such that a plating face of the substrate is separated from the anode during
electroplating,

(ii) a flow shaping element shaped and configured to be positioned between the substrate and the anode during electroplating,
the flow shaping element having a flat surface that is substantially parallel to and separated from the plating face of the
substrate by a distance of about 10 millimeters or less during electroplating, wherein the flow shaping element has a plurality
of holes; and

(iii) a flow diverter on the substrate-facing surface of the flow shaping element, the flow diverter comprising a wall structure
partially following the circumference of the flow shaping element, and a vent region comprising one or more gaps;

(b) electroplating a metal onto the substrate plating surface while rotating the substrate and while flowing the electrolyte
in the plating chamber in the direction of the substrate plating face and creating an impinging flow of the electrolyte in
a direction substantially perpendicular to the plating face of the substrate, wherein the impinging flow of the electrolyte
exits the holes of the flow shaping element and while applying a shearing force to the electrolyte flowing at the plating
face of the substrate to divert the impinging flow of the electrolyte in a direction that is substantially parallel to the
plating face of the substrate and to thereby create a transverse flow of the electrolyte across the center of the plating
face of the substrate, wherein the shearing force is applied using the flow diverter that is configured to divert the impinging
electrolyte flow into the transverse electrolyte flow flowing towards its vent region.

US Pat. No. 9,463,803

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UNIFORM ACCESS OF ONBOARD DEVICES

Harman International (Chi...

1. A method for accessing a plurality of onboard devices of a vehicle with an onboard device manager, the method comprising:
connecting to the plurality of onboard devices;
registering the plurality of onboard devices by assigning each device a device ID;
connecting to an application via a uniform interface;
responsive to the application sending a message to a device of the plurality of onboard devices:
receiving the message,
determining the device ID and a format of the device according to the message,
translating the message into the format of the device,
sending the translated message to the device, wherein the message sent by the application includes a message type field and
a device number field,

sending a response message, received from the device, to the application according to message type, and
if the message sent from the application requests for more than one device to each return the response message, receiving
the response message from each of a plurality of devices, translating the response messages of each of the plurality of devices
into a single response message with a uniform format, and sending the single response message to the application.

US Pat. No. 9,462,810

METHOD FOR INACTIVATING VIRUSES WITH SLIGHTLY ACIDIC ARGININE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for producing a protein formulation in which lipid-enveloped viruses are inactivated, comprising:
A) preparing an aqueous solution containing 0.1 to 2 M of arginine, an arginine derivative, or a mixture thereof, and
B) exposing a protein formulation contaminated with one or more lipid-enveloped viruses to an amount of the aqueous solution
sufficient to inactivate the lipid-enveloped viruses, wherein the pH of the resultant solution is in the range of between
4 and 5.

US Pat. No. 9,464,136

ANTIBODY-BASED CONSTRUCTS DIRECTED AGAINST TYROSINE KINASE RECEPTORS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A bispecific antibody that specifically binds a first epitope on EGFR recognized by cetuximab and specifically binds a
second, non-overlapping epitope on EGFR recognized by monoclonal antibody 806 (mAb 806), wherein the bispecific antibody comprises,
an IgG and a scFv, wherein the IgG comprises a heavy chain comprising the three heavy chain complementarity determining regions
(CDRs) of cetuximab and a light chain comprising the three light chain CDRs of cetuximab, wherein the scFv comprises the three
heavy and three light chain CDRs of mAb 806, and wherein
(i) the scFv is fused, directly or indirectly, to the carboxy terminus of the IgG heavy chain; or
(ii) the scFv is fused, directly or indirectly, to the carboxy terminus of the IgG light chain.

US Pat. No. 9,468,063

LIGHT SOURCE DRIVING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING LIGHT SOURCE

Minebea Co., Ltd., Nagan...

1. A light source driving device comprising:
a single interface circuit configured to receive a PWM dimming instruction signal or a DALI dimming instruction signal as
a dimming instruction signal and generate a serial signal in accordance with the dimming instruction signal;

a dimming controller configured to determine whether the serial signal generated by the interface circuit is based on the
PWM dimming instruction signal or the DALI dimming instruction signal and to generate a dimming signal according to a result
of the determination; and

a drive circuit configured to drive a light source according to the dimming signal generated by the dimming controller,
wherein the dimming controller comprises:
an information determination unit configured to determine whether the received serial signal is based on the PWM dimming instruction
signal or the DALI dimming instruction signal and to generate DALI command information or PWM dimming information according
to a result of the determination;

a DALI dimming signal generation unit configured to receive the DALI command information and to generate the dimming signal
based on the DALI command information; and

a PWM dimming signal generation unit configured to receive the PWM dimming information and to generate the dimming signal
based on the PWM dimming information.

US Pat. No. 9,467,710

IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding method for decoding a coded image included in a coded stream, said image decoding method comprising:
obtaining, from the coded stream, the coded image;
obtaining an old quantization scaling matrix which is a decoded quantization scaling matrix and is used for decoding a new
quantization scaling matrix;

obtaining, from the coded stream, an update parameter indicating an amount of change in the new quantization scaling matrix
with respect to the old quantization scaling matrix, said update parameter including a first update parameter and a second
update parameter obtained from the coded stream, the first update parameter indicating a scale factor of the new quantization
scaling matrix with respect to the old quantization scaling matrix, and the second update parameter indicating a degree of
variation in values constituting the new quantization scaling matrix;

computing a prediction matrix by adding a result of scaling the old quantization scaling matrix using a first coefficient
based on the first update parameter and a result of scaling a difference between the old quantization scaling matrix and a
fixed value using a second coefficient based on the second update parameter, the prediction matrix resulting from predicting
the new quantization scaling matrix;

decoding the new quantization scaling matrix using the computed prediction matrix;
decoding the coded image using the new quantization scaling matrix; and
outputting a decoded image resulting from said decoding of the coded image using the new quantization scaling matrix, wherein:
the old quantization scaling matrix is a matrix containing n values, where n is a natural number equal to or greater than
2;

in said computing, the prediction matrix is computed according to:
prediction matrix=(Mold(i)×P1)+{(Mold(i)?F)×P2}

where Mold(i) represents the n values constituting the old quantization scaling matrix, P1 represents the first coefficient based on the first update parameter, P2 represents the second coefficient based on the second update parameter, F represents the fixed value determined for each new
quantization scaling matrix, and i equals any number from 1 to n; and

said image decoding method is performed by a microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 9,467,077

METHOD AND ARCHITECTURE FOR PROCESSING ELECTRICAL ENERGY REGENERATED FROM AN AIRCRAFT

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. A processing method for energy regenerated by reversible electrical actuators of an aircraft, the aircraft comprising:
a generator driven by a thermal machine;
a voltage converting multi-way circuit;
a plurality of actuators; and
corresponding links that connect each actuator to the voltage converting multi-way circuit;
wherein:
the generator operates to generate power in a nominal mode;
the generator supplies power via the voltage converting multi-way circuit to the actuators;
the actuators operate in one of two operating modes, including: a motive mode that consumes energy; and an electrical energy
generating mode that regenerates energy;

wherein the method comprises the steps of:
operating a first set of actuators in the generating mode to produce regenerated energy and supplying the regenerated energy
through the corresponding links;

operating a second set of actuators in the motive mode;
transmitting regenerated energy to the generator through a reverse energy transmission from the first set of actuators through
a dedicated link between the first set of actuators and the generator; and

converting the transmitted energy into mechanical energy by the thermal machine via the generator.

US Pat. No. 9,465,069

METHOD FOR THE EXTRACTION OF RECOMBINATION CHARACTERISTICS AT METALLIZED SEMICONDUCTOR SURFACES

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method for determining a recombination characteristic at a semiconductor surface, wherein the method comprises:
providing a test structure, wherein the test structure comprises:
a semiconductor substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a first passivation layer on the first surface;
a second passivation layer on the second surface, the second passivation layer having a plurality of openings at predetermined
locations; and

a plurality of metal features in contact with the second semiconductor surface at the predetermined locations, thus forming
metallized surfaces at the predetermined locations and non-metallized surfaces outside the predetermined locations,

wherein a characteristic size of the metal features is smaller than an effective diffusion length in the underlying semiconductor
at the predetermined locations, and the metal features being provided with a spacing smaller than an effective diffusion length
in the underlying semiconductor outside the predetermined locations, the metal features being grouped in a plurality of zones,
each of the plurality of zones having a different metal coverage, the metal coverage being the ratio between the metallized
surface area and the total area;

performing a photo-conductance decay measurement in each of the plurality of zones, thereby determining effective lifetimes
for different injection levels as a function of metal coverage; and

extracting the recombination characteristic from the determined effective lifetimes.

US Pat. No. 9,468,127

SERVER CHASSIS CAPABLE OF ACCESSING AND ROTATING STORAGE DEVICES ACCOMMODATED THEREIN

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A server chassis having rotatable accessing storage devices accommodated therein, comprising:
a casing comprising an accommodating space, and a bottom surface of the casing being substantially disposed in a horizontal
manner;

a motherboard substantially disposed in the accommodating space in a horizontal manner and substantially parallel to the bottom
surface;

a power supply module substantially disposed in the accommodating space in a horizontal manner and arranged on a front side
of the motherboard, and the power supply module electrically connected to the motherboard;

a bottom plate substantially disposed in the accommodating space in a horizontal manner and fixed to the bottom surface;
a rotatable rack rotatable with respect to the bottom plate, two support gussets being disposed on two ends of the rotatable
rack, respectively, the rotatable rack having a plurality of sliding tracks, and a plurality of insertion spaces being provided
to accommodate multiple storage devices, wherein the plurality of insertion spaces are disposed side by side between the two
support gussets, and the insertion spaces are separated and defined by the plurality of sliding tracks;

a fan module disposed in the accommodating space and electrically connected to the motherboard, the fan module disposed between
the rotatable rack and the motherboard, and having opposite air flow openings facing the rotatable rack and the motherboard,
respectively; and

an electronic device disposed in the accommodating space and electrically connected to the motherboard, the electronic device
disposed between the motherboard and the rotatable rack, and adjacent to the fan module, a cord passage being provided between
the electronic device and the fan module;

wherein the storage devices disposed in the rotatable rack are electrically connected to the motherboard via the cord passage.

US Pat. No. 9,467,645

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING PARKING SPACE LINE MARKINGS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for recognizing a parking space line marking executed by a processor within a controller installed in a vehicle,
comprising:
a corner capturing process configured to capture an angled corner in an image including the parking space line marking;
a cross capturing process configured to capture a cross point by combining adjacent corners among the captured corners according
to types and directions of captured corners;

a space capturing process configured to capture a space which is an end periphery of the parking space line marking by combining
the captured cross points according to vector directions of the captured cross points;

a type selecting process configured to select a type of the parking space line marking from the captured space; and
a final selection process configured to select a final space based on the selected type,
wherein in the corner capturing process, a boundary between a parking space line of the parking space line marking and a road
is expressed as a vector depending on a change in brightness, a type of the corner captured is discriminated according to
an angle of an arc which is a portion of a circumference of a circle having a center and a radius less than a width of the
parking space line marking, and

wherein a position of the center of the circle is determined based on a vertex of the boundary, and the arc is a portion of
the circle that corresponds to either the road or the parking space line marking.

US Pat. No. 9,468,003

MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) PROTOCOL FOR BODY AREA NETWORKS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A wireless data communication system, comprising:
a plurality of master devices; and
a plurality of slave devices,wherein each master and slave device access a wireless medium in a body area network, wherein each master device of said plurality
of master devices communicates with an assigned set of slave devices during subframes reserved for the master device, each
subframe is part of a superframe included in a time round, wherein the time round includes a plurality of superframes, each
superframe includes a plurality of subframes, and each subframe includes a plurality of time slots, and wherein a length of
a particular subframe is variable and determined by a master device that controls said particular subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,465,642

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTANT PROVISIONING OF VIRTUAL MACHINE FILES

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A method for cloning a virtual disk file in a virtual computing environment, the method comprising:
under control of a computer system comprising one or more physical computing devices:
receiving a request to clone a source virtual disk file, the source virtual disk file comprising a source file system representing
data stored in the source virtual disk file;

instructing a cloning application to begin cloning of a clone virtual disk file from the source virtual disk file, the clone
virtual disk file comprising a clone file system representing data stored or to be stored in the clone virtual disk file;

launching a virtual machine, wherein the virtual machine has access to the entire clone file system of the clone virtual disk
file before the cloning of the clone virtual disk file is completed;

receiving a write request from the cloning application to write data to a region in the clone virtual disk file;
determining whether the region in the clone virtual disk file has been written, wherein:
if the region has been written, communicating to the cloning application that the write has been performed without performing
the write request to the clone virtual disk file; and

if the region has not been written, performing the write request to the clone virtual disk file.

US Pat. No. 9,463,282

ARRANGEMENT FOR COUPLING A PLUNGER TO EITHER A SYRINGE OR A STOPPER

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

4. An auto-injector for administering a dose of medicament, comprising:
an elongate housing comprising an inner surface having a first portion and a second portion, the second portion being wider
than the first portion, the housing being arranged to contain a syringe in a slidable manner within the housing, and the syringe
comprising a hollow needle and a stopper for sealing the syringe and displacing the medicament, and the housing having a distal
end and a proximal end with an orifice intended to be applied against an injection site;

a drive mechanism arranged in the housing, the drive mechanism being configured to, upon activation, push the needle from
a covered position inside the housing into an advanced position through the orifice and past the proximal end of the housing
via a plunger, and operate the syringe to supply the dose of medicament via the plunger;

an activating mechanism arranged in the housing to block the drive mechanism prior to manual operation of the activating mechanism,
the activating mechanism being configured to, upon manual operation, activate the drive mechanism for injection; and

a syringe holder slidably arranged in a housing and configured to be coupled to the syringe, the syringe holder comprising
a resilient syringe holder arm having a first end and a second end, the first end of the syringe holder arm being attached
to a distal end of the syringe holder, and the second end of the syringe holder arm having an inclined surface for bearing
against a shoulder of the plunger,

wherein the syringe holder arm is configured to be supported by a first portion of an inner surface of the housing to inhibit
the syringe holder arm from being flexed outward when the syringe holder arm is in a first position,

wherein the syringe holder arm is configured such that the inclined surface of the second end of the syringe holder arm engages
the shoulder of the plunger to connect the syringe holder arm to the plunger when the syringe holder arm is in the first position,
and

wherein the syringe holder arm is configured to flex outwards into a second portion of the inner surface of the housing and
to disengage the inclined surface of the second end from the shoulder of the plunger such that the syringe holder arm is disconnected
from the plunger and engages with the stopper when the syringe holder arm is in a second position proximal to the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,463,160

DOSAGE FORM EXHIBITING RAPID DISPERSE PROPERTIES, METHODS OF USE AND PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF SAME

Massachusetts Institute o...

3. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:
a dispersing non-compressed solid matrix comprising a bulk powder material, a water soluble binder material and one or more
active ingredients, wherein:

at least one of the binder material and/or the one or more active ingredients are three-dimensionally printed within the matrix
according to one or more predetermined patterns, wherein the matrix has a hardness of about 1 to about 20 kp, the pharmaceutical
composition has a porosity of 10%-90%, and the composition disperses within about ninety seconds upon contact of said composition
with moisture, wherein:

a) the matrix is made according to a process comprising:
a1) providing one or more layers comprising a mixture of bulk powder material and water soluble binder material;
a2) according to the one or more predetermined patterns, applying binding fluid to the one or more layers using a three-dimensional
printing technique, the binding fluid comprising a mixture of at least one active ingredient, pharmaceutically acceptable
solvent and water soluble binder, and

a3) evaporating the solvent to provide the dispersing non-compressed solid matrix; or
b) the matrix is made according to a process comprising:
b1) providing one or more layers comprising a mixture of bulk powder material and at least one active ingredient;
b2) according to the one or more predetermined patterns, applying binding fluid to the one or more layers using a three-dimensional
printing technique, the binding fluid comprising a mixture of water soluble binder and pharmaceutically acceptable solvent;
or comprising a mixture of water soluble binder, pharmaceutically acceptable solvent and at least one active ingredient; and

b3) evaporating the solvent to provide a rapidly dispersing non-compressed solid matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,468,124

STAND ALONE INPUT/OUTPUT MODULE COMMONLY USABLE TO RECORDER AND DATA LOGGER

YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORA...

1. An input/output module which is commonly usable to a recorder and a data logger, the input/output module comprising:
an input/output unit configured to achieve at least one of a function of acquiring a measurement signal from a measurement
target and a function of outputting data; and

a power unit configured to supply an operation voltage to the input/output unit, the power unit comprising an insulated power
device,

the power unit being configured to use a voltage, which has been converted by the insulated power device from a power supply
voltage, as an operation voltage when the input/output module is connected with a base of the data logger and the power unit
receives a power voltage supply via the base, and

the power unit being configured to use a power supply voltage as the operation voltage, when the input/output module is connected
with the recorder and the power unit receives the power voltage supply from the recorder.

US Pat. No. 9,466,777

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CelLink Corporation, Men...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:
an electro-thermal conductor comprising a thermal conductor portion, a first electrical conductor portion, a second electrical
conductor portion, a base sublayer and a surface sublayer having a different composition than the base sublayer,

wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the first electrical conductor portion by a gap defining
a boundary of the first electrical conductor portion,

wherein the second electrical conductor portion is electrically isolated from the thermal conductor portion and from the first
electrical conductor portion,

wherein the thermal conductor the first electrical conductor portion and the second electrical conductor portion have an identical
composition,

wherein the thermal conductor portion, the first electrical conductor portion and the second electrical conductor portion
have an identical thickness;

a first insulator adhered to the surface sublayer of the electro-thermal conductor,
wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion the first electrical conductor portion, and the second
electrical conductor portion relative to each other and maintains the gap between the thermal conductor portion and the first
electrical conductor portion; and

wherein the electro-thermal conductor comprising stress relieving openings disposed on the thermal conductor portion, the
first electrical conductor portion and the second electrical conductor portion.

US Pat. No. 9,466,730

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Vanguard International Se...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate of a first conductivity type having an active region and a termination region;
an epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type over the substrate;
a plurality of first trenches in the epitaxial layer of the active region;
a plurality of second trenches in the epitaxial layer of the termination region, wherein distances between adjacent trenches
of the first and the second trenches increase from the active region to the termination region, wherein distances between
the adjacent first trenches in the active region increase from the active region to the termination region, and distances
between the adjacent second trenches in the termination region increase from the active region to the termination region;

an implant blocker layer formed at bottoms of the first and second trenches;
a liner of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type conformally formed along sidewalls of the
first and second trenches;

a dielectric material filled in the first and second trenches defining a plurality of first columns and a plurality second
column, respectively;

a gate dielectric layer over the epitaxial layer;
two floating gates formed on the gate dielectric layer over opposite sides of a first column which is farthest away from the
termination region;

a source region formed between the floating gates;
an inter-layer dielectric layer covering the gate dielectric layer and the floating gates; and
a contact plug formed on the source region through the inter-layer dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,463,463

GLUCOSE TEST DEVICE

LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUAN...

1. A glucose test device, comprising:
a housing;
a carrying unit detachably assembled in the housing, the carrying unit comprising:
a first cartridge, comprising:
a first body, having a plurality of first perforated grooves;
a carrier movably disposed in the first body; and
an elastic element sleeved on a pillar portion of the carrier and abutted between the carrier and the first body;
a plurality of lancets slidably disposed in the first perforated grooves respectively, and each of the lancets leaned against
the carrier respectively;

a second cartridge adjacent to the first cartridge, and the second cartridge having a plurality of second perforated grooves;
and

a plurality of strips slidably disposed in the second perforated grooves respectively;
a first push rod as corresponding to the first cartridge being movably disposed in the housing; and
a second push rod as corresponding to the second cartridge being movably disposed in the housing, wherein the first push rod
is parallel to the second push rod.

US Pat. No. 9,467,456

SINGLE LOGIN AUTHENTICATION FOR USERS WITH MULTIPLE IPV4/IPV6 ADDRESSES

Dell Software Inc., Roun...

1. A method for providing a plurality of internet protocol authentications, the method comprising:
transmitting login authentication information to a client device, wherein the login authentication information identifies
at least a plurality of internet protocol (IP) addresses and a set of one or more ports that are associated with the plurality
of internet protocol (IP) addresses;

receiving a plurality of login authentication requests from the client device via at least a subset of the set of one or more
ports, each login authentication request corresponding to a different internet protocol address of the plurality of internet
protocol (IP) addresses;

receiving a login complete message from the client device;
transmitting a login complete page to the client device before allowing the client device to access one or more resources;
and

allowing the client device to access the one or more resources.

US Pat. No. 9,467,124

VOLTAGE GENERATOR WITH CHARGE PUMP AND RELATED METHODS AND APPARATUS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

12. An electronic system comprising:
a voltage generator including a hysteretically-controlled charge pump;
a level shifter configured to receive an output voltage from the voltage generator; and
a semiconductor-on-insulator radio frequency (RF) switch configured to receive a signal from the level shifter.

US Pat. No. 9,466,806

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE

OLEDWorks GmbH, Aachen (...

1. An electroluminescent device comprising:
a substrate and, disposed on top of the substrate, a substrate electrode, a counter electrode and an electroluminescent layer
stack with at least one organic electroluminescent layer arranged between the substrate electrode and the counter electrode,
wherein a preformed foil or a sheet of a flat extended image carrier body is partially arranged on the top surface of the
substrate electrode and under the electroluminescent stack for influencing the visual appearance of the device by preventing
light emission in the on-state and wherein the shape of said image carrier body is macroscopically distinguishable when the
substrate electrode, the counter electrode and the electroluminescent layer stack are in an off-state.

US Pat. No. 9,463,541

SELECTIVELY COMPLIANT CLAMP

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A clamp to retain an aircraft component, the clamp comprising:
a base comprising a curved portion shaped to complement a curvature of the aircraft component, the base being attached to
a table;

a datum backstop attached to the table and positioned longitudinally rearward of the base, wherein the base is registered
relative to a datum on the datum backstop, the datum backstop configured to abut a rearward end portion of the aircraft component;
and

a first selectively compliant component carried by the base, the first selectively compliant component being selectively operable
between a substantially compliant state and a substantially rigid state;

wherein when the selectively compliant component is operated in the substantially compliant state, the selectively compliant
component is configured to selectively assume a first profile in response to forces being applied to an exterior surface of
the selectively compliant component while the selectively compliant component selectively opposes the forces being applied
to the exterior surface of the selectively compliant component with reactionary forces;

wherein when the selectively compliant component is operated in the substantially rigid state, the selectively compliant component
is configured to selectively maintain the first profile;

wherein the selectively compliant component is configured to selectively return to the substantially compliant state; and
wherein the selectively compliant component is configured to transition between the substantially compliant state and the
substantially rigid state without substantially altering the reactionary forces.

US Pat. No. 9,463,227

LISTERIA-BASED ADJUVANTS

ADVAXIS, INC., Princeton...

1. A method of reconstituting an immune response in a subject in an antigen-independent manner, the method comprising the
step of administering a live attenuated recombinant Listeria strain to said subject, wherein said Listeria strain comprises a mutation or a deletion of a genomic internalin C (inlC) gene, and wherein said administration reconstitutes
an immune response in the subject in an antigen-independent manner.

US Pat. No. 9,467,736

RECEIVING AUDIO/VIDEO CONTENT

SONY CORPORATION, Minato...

1. An audio/video content receiver being configured to receive media content from a content source by a broadcast data path,
the media content being arranged as a plurality of media channels, the content receiver comprising:
host circuitry having a tuner configured to assign logical channel indices to the media channels to allow selection, at the
host circuitry, of one or more of the media channels for reproduction by selecting the corresponding logical channel index,
the host circuitry storing channel association data associating the logical channel indices with the received media channels;
and

a removable conditional access circuitry configured to decode access-controlled encoded broadcast content, the host circuitry
and the removable conditional access circuitry being arranged to provide an encrypted communication link for decoded access-controlled
encoded broadcast content between the removable conditional access circuitry and the host circuitry, wherein;

the host circuitry is configured to acquire channel association data via the broadcast data path;
the removable conditional access circuitry is configured to provide further channel association data to the host circuitry;
the host circuitry comprises a detector configured to detect a conflict of logical channel index between the channel association
data acquired by the host from the broadcast data path and the channel association data provided by the removable conditional
access circuitry and, in the case of a conflict, to detect one or more unused logical channel indices for offering to the
removable conditional access circuitry; and

the removable conditional access circuitry is configured to do one of;
select one of the unused logical channel indices for use by a media channel for which the logical channel index defined in
the removable conditional access circuitry's channel association data conflicts with a logical channel index defined in the
host circuitry's channel association data; or

the removable conditional access circuitry responds with a request to the host circuitry for a different logical channel index
to be offered; or

the removable conditional access circuitry sets a different logical channel index for use by a media channel for which the
logical channel index defined in the removable conditional access circuitry's channel association data conflicts with a logical
channel index defined in the host circuitry's channel association data.

US Pat. No. 9,467,628

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGE SENSOR

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A high dynamic range imaging system comprising:
a sensor array with a plurality of pixels; and
a plurality of circuits, with one circuit associated with each pixel in said sensor array, and said plurality of circuits
being designed such that across said plurality of circuits, there are a plurality of distinct sensitivities to irradiance
from a scene to be captured where said sensitivities are spatially pseudo-randomly ordered relative to each other; and

an image reconstruction algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,467,247

SIGNAL DETECTION IN THE PRESENCE OF A JAMMING SIGNAL

ST-ERICSSON SA, Plan-les...

9. A receiver, for detecting a signal and removing an unwanted signal from the detected signal, the receiver comprising:
at least one correlator for determining respective first, second and third correlations over a plurality of taps between a
received signal and signals at first, second and third frequencies, wherein the second frequency is higher than the first
frequency and lower than the third frequency, and is equally spaced from the first and third frequencies;

a controller for adapting the second frequency to a frequency of the received signal such that peaks in the first and third
correlations after corresponding adaptation of the first and third frequencies have substantially equal magnitudes;

wherein the controller is configured to:
determine a difference between non-peak magnitudes of the first and third correlations; and
compensate at least one of the correlations for the effects of a jamming signal, based on said difference.

US Pat. No. 9,464,997

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MEASURING EFFECTIVE ATOMIC NUMBER OF AN OBJECT

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. An apparatus for measuring an effective atomic number of an object, comprising:
a ray source configured to product a first X-ray beam having a first energy and a second X-ray beam having a second energy;
a Cherenkov detector configured to receive the first X-ray beam and the second X-ray beam that pass through an object under
detection, and to generate a first detection value and a second detection value; and

a data processing device configured to obtain an effective atomic number of the object based on the first detection value
and the second detection value;

wherein the Cherenkov detector comprises a radiator configured to receive incident first X-ray beam and second X-ray beam
and generate Cherenkov light, a photodetector configured to detect the Cherenkov light and generate electric signals, and
an auxiliary circuit configured to generate the first detection value and the second detection value based on the electric
signals;

a surface of the photodetector that receives the Cherenkov light is approximately parallel to an incident direction of the
first X-ray beam and second X-ray beam, and

the radiator comprises a first part and a second part coupled and perpendicular to the first part, wherein the photodetector
is provided at an end of the first part, and the first X-ray beam and the second X-ray beam enter the second part in a direction
approximately parallel to the second part.

US Pat. No. 9,465,975

THREE-DIMENSIONAL DATA PROCESSING AND RECOGNIZING METHOD INVOLVING INSPECTING AN OBJECT AND EXTRACTING DATA MATCHING TO FEATURES

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A three-dimensional data processing and recognizing method, the method comprising:
inspecting an object to be detected with a hardware measurement system;
based on results of the inspecting the object to be detected, obtaining, by a hardware computer system, three-dimensional
data for recognition of the object to be detected;

extracting data matching to features from the three-dimensional data, so that the extracted data constitutes an interested
target in order to display and recognize the object to be detected; and

analyzing, for each of a plurality of three-dimensional data points of the interested target, if the three-dimensional data
point has other adjacent three-dimensional data points in all orthogonal three-dimensional directions, and if so, it will
be deemed as non-surface data and if not, it will be deemed as surface data, wherein surface data of the interested target
is obtained by an analyzing method of spatial angle distribution, the analyzing method of spatial angle distribution comprising:

selecting an arbitrary point I within the interested target as an origin of a coordinate system, and then establishing a corresponding
spherical coordinate system,

calculating, for each of a plurality of points of the three-dimensional data, a zenith angle ? of the three-dimensional data
point, an azimuthal angle ? of the three-dimensional data point, and a distance of the three-dimensional data point from the
point I within the spherical coordinates, and

setting up ?? and sin ???, and selecting a point having a farthest distance from the point I within each solid angle sin ?????
as a surface datum.

US Pat. No. 9,468,048

INPUT CURRENT REGULATOR, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISABLE CIRCUIT THEREOF

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. An input current regulator comprising:
a bleeding circuit generating a bleeding current from an input current passed through a dimmer;
a sensing circuit sensing the input current, and controlling the bleeding circuit to generate the bleeding current according
to a sense voltage corresponding to the input current when the input current is sensed by the sensing circuit to be smaller
than a predetermined holding current of the dimmer; and

a biasing circuit generating a power voltage for operation of the input current regulator during operation of a power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,468,001

TRANSMITTING A PACKET VIA A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK AFTER A DELAY

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating a first electronic device, the method comprising:
listening for a wireless transmission by a second electronic device on a wireless communications channel;
determining whether a packet is a small packet;
assigning a randomized time delay value that defines a randomized delay period, in response to determining that the packet
is a small packet;

beginning the randomized delay period in response to determining that the wireless communications channel is clear; and
transmitting the packet via the wireless communications channel based on expiration of the randomized delay period.

US Pat. No. 9,466,467

ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. An ion implantation apparatus comprising:
a plurality of units for accelerating an ion beam generated in an ion source; and
a plurality of units for adjusting a scan beam and implanting ions into a wafer, wherein
a horizontal U-shaped loop-back type beamline having opposite long straight portions includes the plurality of units for adjusting
the scan beam in a long straight portion to have a length substantially identical to those of the ion source and the plurality
of units for accelerating the ion beam.

US Pat. No. 9,464,119

ASSEMBLY ACTIVATING PROTEIN (AAP) AND ITS USE FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PARVOVIRUS PARTICLES ESSENTIALLY CONSISTING OF VP3

Deutsches Krebsforschungs...

1. A method of producing parvoviral particles consisting essentially of VP3, the method comprising the steps of
(i) providing a cell expressing VP3 from a VP3-coding sequence (cds) from a parvovirus, wherein the VP3 is under control of
a Rep-independent promoter, and expressing a further polypeptide encoded by a nucleic acid, wherein the further polypeptide
comprises an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 3, SEQ ID NO:
4, SEQ ID NO: 5, SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, SEQ ID NO: 8, SEQ ID NO: 9, SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO: 11, SEQ ID NO: 12, SEQ
ID NO: 13, SEQ ID NO: 14, SEQ ID NO: 15, SEQ ID NO: 16, SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 18, SEQ ID NO: 19, SEQ ID NO: 20, SEQ ID
NO: 21, and SEQ ID NO: 22, or an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to any of the amino acid sequences of
SEQ ID NO: 1 to 22, wherein the nucleic acid is incapable of expressing Rep40, Rep52, Rep68, Rep78, VP1-, VP2, or VP3,

(ii) incubating the cell to express VP3 and the further polypeptide encoded by the nucleic acid, thereby producing the parvoviral
particle, and

(iii) optionally purifying parvoviral particles from the cell, wherein at least 105 virus particles are formed per cell and no functional VP1, VP2 or Rep proteins are expressed.

US Pat. No. 9,465,155

SPREAD ILLUMINATING APPARATUS

MINEBEA CO., LTD., Kitas...

1. A spread illuminating apparatus comprising:
a point light source having a light-emitting surface that emits light toward a forward direction,
a circuit board on which the point light source is mounted, and
a light guide plate having an incident light surface on which the point light source is arranged and an emitting surface that
emits light that has introduced from the incident light surface, the light being adapted to advance in a widely spread manner,

wherein the light guide plate has an inclined part that tapers in thickness from the incident light surface side toward the
forward direction, a pedestal having a receiving surface on which the circuit board is arranged is formed in a region excluding
a portion in front of the point light source on an inclined surface side of the inclined part, and the receiving surface of
the pedestal is configured to extend from the incident light surface side toward the forward direction so as to incline toward
a side of the inclined part, and

wherein an inclined angle defined by the receiving surface of the pedestal is set to be less than an inclined angle of the
inclined surface of the inclined part.

US Pat. No. 9,464,908

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLUSTERING POINTS OF INTEREST IN A NAVIGATION SYSTEM

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A navigation system, comprising:
a processor;
a sensor, operatively coupled to the processor, the sensor being configured to determine a location of the navigation system;
an input, operatively coupled to the processor, wherein the input is configured to receive destination data, specifying a
destination, and point-of-interest (POI) data specifying a plurality of generic or specific POIs from a user,

wherein the processor is configured to process the destination data and the plurality of generic and specific POIs to determine
a plurality of POIs that are in closest proximity to the destination and clustering the POIs for presentation on a navigational
map,

wherein the processor is configured to determine at least one alternate POI that is in closest proximity to the destination
based on a predetermined distance threshold in response to a determination that the clustered POIs exceed the predetermined
distance threshold.