US Pat. No. 9,499,467

ORTHO-FLUORO SUBSTITUTED COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF METABOLIC DISEASES

CALDAN THERAPEUTICS LIMIT...

1. A compound of the formula (I)
or a salt thereofwherein
Ar is an optionally substituted monocyclic or fused aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system;
n is an integer of 0-1;
X is —C(R4R5);

m is an integer of 0-2;
R1, R4, and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkenyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkynyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylene, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkoxy, hydroxy, optionally substituted (C2-C10)dialkylamino, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylthio, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkylene, halo, nitrile, (C1-C10)alkylsulfenyl, (C1-C10)alkylsulfinyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylsulfonyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkyl, (C2-C10)-alkenyloxy, (C3-C10)-alkynyloxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, heteroaryloxy, heteroarylalkyloxy, (C1-C6)alkyloxy-(C1-C4)alkyl optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and optionally substituted arylalkyl;

R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkenyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkynyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylene, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkenyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkylene, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkylene, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkylene, and optionally substituted arylalkyl;

Ar and R2 may be further substituted by R6;

R3 is selected from hydrogen and halogen;

R5 is selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted (C1-C3)alkyl;

wherein substituted means one or more substituents selected from: —OR?, ?O, ?NR?, ?N—OR?, —NR?R?, —SR?, halogen, —OC(O)R?,
—C(O)R?, —CO2R?, —CONR?R?, —OC(O)NR?R?, —NR?—C(O)NR?R??, —NR?—SO2NR?R??, —NH—C(NH2)?NH, —NR?C(NH2)?NH, —NH—C(NH2)?NR?, —SiR?R?R??, —S(O)R?, —SO2R?, —SO2NR?R?, —NR?SO2R, —CN, —(C2-C5)alkynyl, —(C2-C5)alkenyl, and —NO2, said R?, R? and R? each independently refer to hydrogen, unsubstituted (C1-C6)alkyl and (C2-C6)heteroalkyl, unsubstituted aryl, aryl substituted with one to three halogens, unsubstituted (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy or (C1-C4)-thioalkoxy groups, halo(C1-C4)alkyl, or aryl-(C1-C4)alkyl groups, provided that when R? and R? are attached to the same nitrogen atom, they can be combined with the nitrogen
atom to form a 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring;

with the proviso that the following compound is excluded from protection:
(S)-2-tert-butoxycarbonylamino-3-(4-{(R)-4-[1-(5-chloropyrimidin-2-yl)-piperidin-4-yl]pent-1-ynyl}-2-fluorophenyl)propionic
acid.

US Pat. No. 9,500,506

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STAMPING AND MARKING FLUID IN A PIPE NETWORK FOR SMART MONITORING SYSTEMS

WATERSIGN LTD, Yavne (IL...

1. A system for determining fluid flow in a fluid pipe network comprising:
(a) a plurality of fluid parameter altering modulators, each marker modulator adapted to generate an alteration in one or
both of an initial fluid flow and an initial fluid pressure at a modulating location in the pipe network, the alteration being
characterized by one or more predetermined parameters, the values of the one or more parameters being indicative of one or
both of the initial fluid flow and the initial fluid pressure at the modulating location of the modulator, wherein the alteration
generated in the initial flow rate or pressure is selected from a frequency modulated wave, an amplitude modulated wave, or
a phase modulated wave; wherein each of said plurality of modulators is activated by one of the following:

i) an integral energy source;
ii) a fluid pressure in the pipe network; and
iii) a fluid flow in the pipe network;
(b) one or more sensors adapted to detect one or both of a fluid pressure or a fluid flow rate at one or more sensing locations
in the pipe network and to generate a time dependent signal indicative of one or both of the fluid pressure and the fluid
flow rate at the sensing location of the sensor; and

(c) a processor configured to analyze the signal generated by each of one or more of the sensors to determine one or both
of the initial fluid flow rate and initial fluid pressure at one or more of the marking locations.

US Pat. No. 9,498,743

FILTER ELEMENT WITH FEATURES TO IMPROVE PRE-CLEANING PERFORMANCE, SEALING, AND STRUCTURAL SUPPORT

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP INC...

8. An air filter assembly comprising:
an air filter element comprising filter media having a first end and a second end, the air filter element further comprising
a first end seal cap located at the first end of the filter media and a second end seal cap located at the second end of the
filter media, the first end seal cap comprising a first co-acting keyed component;

a housing chamber comprising a first end cap located at a first end of the housing chamber and a second end cap located at
a second end of the housing chamber, the first end cap comprising a second co-acting keyed component, the air filter element
mounted in the housing chamber, the first end seal cap of the filter element contacting and sealing against the first end
cap of the housing chamber, the second end seal cap of the filter element contacting and sealing against the second end cap
of the housing chamber, wherein the first and second co-acting keyed components mating with each other to at least one of:
a) orient and permit mounting of the filter element in the housing; and b) permit mounting of only an authorized filter element
in the housing, namely a filter element comprising the second co-acting keyed component to mate with the first co-acting keyed
component of the housing chamber, wherein the first co-acting component is an internal chord having an inner radial seal surface,
wherein the inner radial seal surface seals against a mating seal surface of the first end cap.

US Pat. No. 9,499,715

NANOPARTICLE AND GELATION STABILIZED FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES OF AN IONIC SALT IN A HYDROPHOBIC POLYMER MATRIX

TURKIYE PETROL RAFINERILE...

1. A controlled release composite membrane comprising:
a hydrophobic styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer as a hydrophobic continuous medium, and
Pickering emulsion droplets comprising at least one anti-icing agent surrounded and stabilized by a hydrophilic dispersed
medium comprising hydrophobic silica nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 9,501,706

DEVICE STAND FOR POINT-OF-SALE MOBILE DEVICES

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:
providing a base comprising a lip along an edge of the base extending substantially orthogonally from the base, wherein the
lip comprises a magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) reader;

providing an arm extending substantially orthogonally from the base;
providing a platform for supporting a mobile computing device by the arm, wherein the platform comprises a connector for a
mobile computing device;

capturing, by a camera mounted to the platform and in communication with the mobile computing device, an image of a transaction
document positioned adjacent to the platform;

transmitting, by the mobile computing device, the captured image for processing magnetic ink character recognition (MICR)
information from the captured image of the transaction document by a banking institution computing device;

receiving, by the mobile computing device, a verification from the banking institution device of the MICR information from
the captured image of the transaction document.

US Pat. No. 9,503,062

SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A flip-flop comprising:
a first inverter configured to invert first data;
first and second transistors connected to each other in series and configured to receive the inverted first data and a first
clock, respectively;

a first gate configured to perform a logic operation on the first data and the first clock;
a third transistor configured to receive an output of the first gate, the second transistor and the third transistor being
connected to a first node; and

a clock generating unit configured to receive a reference clock and generate the first clock and a second clock,
wherein the second clock includes first and second sub-clocks, the second sub-clock is an inversion of the first sub-clock
and the clock generating unit is configured to generate the first sub-clock by performing a NAND logic operation on the reference
clock and the first clock.

US Pat. No. 9,502,452

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS DRIVING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:
a plurality of pixels, each of the plurality of pixels including
a photoelectric conversion unit;
a first holding unit configured to hold a charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, at a location different from
location of the photoelectric conversion unit;

a second holding unit configured to hold a charge held by the first holding unit at a location different from locations of
both of the first holding unit and the photoelectric conversion;

an amplifying unit including an input node and configured to output a signal based on a charge transferred to the input node
from the second holding unit, the input node being a different node from the second holding unit;

a reset unit configured to reset a voltage of the input node; and
a first discharge unit configured to discharge a charge of the first holding unit,
wherein the first discharge unit includes a charge draining node,
wherein the charge draining node is electrically connected to a line to which a predetermined voltage is to be supplied,
wherein the first discharge unit is configured to discharges a charge held by the first holding unit to the charge draining
node,

wherein the reset unit is configured to discharge a charge of the second holding unit via the input node, and
wherein each of the plurality of pixels includes a third transfer unit configured to transfer a charge from the second holding
unit to the input node.

US Pat. No. 9,499,573

IRIDIUM-BASED COMPLEXES FOR ECL

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. An iridium-based chemiluminescent compound of Formula I

wherein X and Y are C—R18 and C—R19, respectively, or wherein X is N and Y is C—R19, or wherein Y is N and X is C—R18,
wherein each R1-R19 independently is hydrogen, halide, cyano- or nitro-group, amino, substituted amino, alkylamino, substituted
alkylamino, arylamino, substituted arylamino, alkylammonium, substituted alkylammonium, carboxy, carboxylate, carboxylic acid
ester, carbamoyl, hydroxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy, sulfanyl, substituted
or unsubstituted alkylsulfonyl, substituted or unsubstituted arylsulfonyl, sulfo, sulfino, sulfeno, sulfonate, sulfinate,
sulfenate, sulfamoyl, sulfoxide, phosphono, hydroxyphosphinoyl, hydroxy-alkyl-phosphinoyl, phosphonate, phosphinate or R20,
wherein R20 is aryl, substituted aryl, alkyl, substituted alky, branched alkyl, substituted branched alkyl, arylalkyl, substituted
arylalkyl, alkylaryl, substituted alkylaryl, alkenyl, substituted alkenyl, alkynyl, substituted alkynyl, amino-alkyl, substituted
amino-alkyl, amino-alkoxy, substituted amino-alkoxy, amino-aryl, substituted amino-aryl, amino-aryloxy, substituted amino-aryloxy,

wherein within R1-R12, or/and within R13-R16, or/and within R17-R19, or/and between R16 and R19, respectively, two adjacent
Rs can form an aromatic ring or a substituted aromatic ring, wherein the substituent is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, substituted
alkyl, halide, cyano- or nitro-group, a hydrophilic group, like amino, substituted amino, alkylamino, substituted alkylamino,
alkylammonium, substituted alkylammonium, carboxy, carboxylate, carboxylic acid ester, carbamoyl, hydroxy, substituted or
unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy, sulfanyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfonyl, substituted
or unsubstituted arylsulfonyl, sulfo, sulfino, sulfeno, sulfonate, sulfinate, sulfenate, sulfamoyl, sulfoxide, phosphono,
hydroxyphosphinoyl, hydroxyl-alkyl-phosphinoyl, phosphonate, phosphinate or,

wherein within R1-R12, or/and within R13-R16, or/and within R17-R19, or/and between R16 and R19, respectively, two adjacent
Rs can form an aliphatic ring or a substituted aliphatic ring, wherein the substituent is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, substituted
alkyl, halide, cyano- or nitro-group, a hydrophilic group, like amino, substituted amino, alkylamino, substituted alkylamino,
alkylammonium, substituted alkylammonium, carboxy, carboxylate, carboxylic acid ester, carbamoyl, hydroxy, substituted or
unsubstituted alkyloxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy, sulfanyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfonyl, substituted
or unsubstituted arylsulfonyl, sulfo, sulfino, sulfeno, sulfonate, sulfinate, sulfenate, sulfamoyl, sulfoxide, phosphono,
hydroxyphosphinoyl, hydroxyl-alkyl-phosphinoyl, phosphonate, phosphinate,

wherein, if in any of R1-R19 a substitution is present, the substituent in R1-R19 is each independently selected from a halide,
cyano- or nitro-group, a hydrophilic group, like an amino, alkylamino, alkylammonium, carboxy, carboxylate, carboxylic acid
ester, carbamoyl, hydroxy, alkyloxy, arylalkyloxy, aryloxy, alkylaryloxy, polyethylenoxy, polypropylenoxy, sulfanyl, alkylsulfonyl,
arylsulfonyl, sulfo, sulfino, sulfeno, sulfonate, sulfinate, sulfenate, sulfamoyl, sulfoxide, phosphono, hydroxyphosphinoyl,
hydroxyl-alkyl-phosphinoyl, phosphonate, phosphinate,

wherein alkyl as used herein is a linear or branched alkyl chain with a length of 1-20 carbon atoms or a heteroalkyl chain
with the length of 1-20 atoms comprising 1-4 heteroatoms selected from O, N, P, and S, wherein aryl is a 5, 6, or 7 member
aryl ring system, or a 5, 6, or 7 member heteroaryl ring system comprising 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, S and N,

wherein at least one of R13-R19 is -Q-Z, wherein Q is a linker or a covalent bond, and wherein Z is a functional group.

US Pat. No. 9,498,346

SURGICAL IMPLANT FOR WIDENING A VERTEBRAL CANAL

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. Implant for use in a laminoplasty or laminectomy method in which a vertebral arch of a vertebra is cut through, forming
an incision gap, or in which the vertebral arch is partially removed and the implant is inserted in the incision gap, wherein
the incision gap is bounded by incision faces opposed to each other, wherein the implant comprises:
an implant body having two contact faces which in an inserted state in the incision gap are configured to contact incision
faces of the vertebral arch,

a fixation device comprising one or more fastening elements in a form of at least one of (i) one or more screws, (ii) one
or more bolts, and (iii) one or more dowels, which are transitionable from an inoperative position to an operative position
by one or more actuating devices,

wherein tips of the one or more fastening elements in the inoperative position are arranged within a contour of the implant
body and in the operative position are configured to emerge from openings in the contact faces into surrounding bone substance.

US Pat. No. 9,501,483

TABLE FORMAT FOR MAP REDUCE SYSTEM

MAPR TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A computer implemented method for column-oriented access to data in a distributed and fault tolerant manner, comprising:
providing a data store into which data is inserted, and from which data is retrieved, randomly or sequentially, at high rates
by:

decomposing a table progressively into tablets and partitions by:
recursively dividing said table's key space;
wherein said table contains tablets, each of which is assigned a particular range of possible keys;
wherein each tablet contains partitions for key sub-ranges;
wherein each partition or portion of a partition has a single actively updated bucket;
wherein there is one bucket for each sub-sub-range of key values; and
wherein once a bucket gets to a limited size, a new bucket is allocated and the previous bucket is spilled;
at a highest level, distributing operations on tablets to different nodes;
at lower levels, using different threads to handle operations on individual partitions or portions of partitions;
decomposing large-scale restructuring operations into operations on individual partitions or portions of partitions; and
using redirection links to allow accesses and updates to proceed during restructuring;
wherein restructuring at the tablet level is accomplished without a gap in service.

US Pat. No. 9,501,390

ENHANCING AUTOMATED MOBILE APPLICATION TESTING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying a program executable in at least one computing device, wherein, when
executed, the program causes the at least one computing device to at least:
receive an application for testing;
select a specific application category of a plurality of application categories based at least in part on the application;
determine that an automated testing pattern subset associated with the specific application category is incomplete based at
least in part on at least one of a number of other applications tested using the automated testing pattern subset or a number
of testing patterns included in the automated testing pattern subset; and

in response to determining that the automated testing pattern subset associated with the specific application category is
incomplete:

perform automated random testing on the application, the automated random testing generating a plurality of random testing
patterns;

determine a plurality of random testing results based at least in part on the automated random testing of the application,
individual ones of the plurality of random testing results corresponding to a respective random testing pattern of the plurality
of random testing patterns;

store the plurality of random testing results and the plurality of random testing patterns;
receive a plurality of manual testing results determined from manual testing of the application;
calculate an accuracy score for individual ones of the plurality of random testing patterns based at least in part on a comparison
of the plurality of manual testing results with the plurality of random testing results; and

determine whether to add at least one of the plurality of random testing patterns to the automated testing pattern subset
associated with the specific application category based at least in part on the accuracy score associated with the individual
ones of the plurality of random testing patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,501,234

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREMENTALLY PERFORMING FULL DATA BACKUP

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method for performing a backup of electronic data, the method comprising:
storing an initial complete backup of the dataset in an electronic memory;
storing a first incremental data backup of a first portion of a dataset in the electronic memory, the first incremental data
backup including at least a first unmodified portion of the dataset and a first modified portion of the dataset;

determining, by a processor, whether the first incremental data backup comprises a complete backup of the dataset;
if the first incremental data backup does not comprise the complete backup of the dataset, storing at least one subsequent
incremental data backup of a second portion of the dataset in the electronic memory, the at least one subsequent incremental
data backup including a second unmodified portion of the dataset and a second modified portion of the dataset;

determining whether the first incremental data backup and the at least one subsequent incremental data backup comprise the
complete backup of the dataset; and

deleting the initial complete backup of the dataset from the electronic memory if the first incremental data backup and the
at least one subsequent incremental data backup comprise the complete backup of the dataset.

US Pat. No. 9,502,790

SPRING CLAMP CONTACT AND CONNECTING TERMINAL FOR ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A resilient clamping contact for contacting electrical conductors, comprising:
a current rail including at least two frame parts that extend away from the current rail, each frame part comprising two lateral
connecting pieces that are spaced apart from one another and a transverse connecting piece that connects the two lateral connecting
pieces one to the other, and a conductor feedthrough opening that is formed by the lateral connecting pieces and the transverse
connecting piece;

at least two resilient clamping elements each including a contacting limb, a resilient bend that adjoins the contacting limb,
and a clamping limb that adjoins the resilient bend, the clamping limb including a clamping section at a free end of the clamping
limb, wherein a clamping site for clamping an electrical conductor is formed between the respective clamping section and the
current rail,

wherein a resilient clamping element is fastened to the current rail via a contact of the contacting limb and/or a retaining
element of the current rail to a transverse connecting piece in a manner that the clamping section acts in the direction of
the current rail under the influence of the resilient force of the resilient clamping element, and

wherein the at least two frame parts for the at least two resilient clamping elements are arranged spaced apart from one another
with an intermediate space between two spaced apart lateral connecting pieces of adjacent frame parts.

US Pat. No. 9,504,158

METAL-FREE MONOLITHIC EPITAXIAL GRAPHENE-ON-DIAMOND PWB

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a circuit board made of polycrystalline diamond; and
a substantially hollow tube formed within the circuit board, the tube terminating at one or more surfaces of the circuit board,
the tube comprising a layer of graphene that is operable to permit the tube to conduct electrical current.

US Pat. No. 9,504,088

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DISCOVERY

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) comprising:
a radio configured to transmit and receive signals in a licensed wireless spectrum;
a receiver component configured to receive, with the radio in a reception mode, a downlink transmission from a radio access
network;

a communication mode component configured to switch the UE from the reception mode to a transmission mode; and
a transmission component configured to transmit a device-to-device discovery packet during an orthogonal frequency division
multiplexing (OFDM) resource block, wherein:

transmitting the device-to-device discovery packet comprises transmitting a first symbol of the OFDM resource block comprising
a guard period; and

the guard period is a signal for the first symbol that does not include power in a first portion of the first symbol and has
power or information during a second portion of the first symbol, wherein the first portion precedes the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,502,899

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER PLANT DYNAMIC VAR REGULATION AND TRANSIENT STABILITY IMPROVEMENT

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for controlling at least one generator and a Static Var Compensator (SVC) to improve dynamic performance of a
power plant, the method comprising:
obtaining one or more required input parameters for control of said at least one generator and the SVC;
determining a control mode of the at least one generator and the SVC;
calculating one or more control references based on the one or more required input parameters and the control mode of the
at least one generator and the SVC; and

controlling the at least one generator and/or the SVC according to the one or more control references;
a first control mode to realize a unity power factor operation of multiple generator units with different operating points;
a second control mode for regulating a power plant dynamic reactive power without undesired internal reactive power consumption;
and

a third control mode for improving a transient stability of the power plant under system disturbances;
wherein the first control mode comprises:
using said SVC to control a high side voltage of a unit transformer according to a high side voltage reference from high level
control centers of a power system;

calculating a feed forward component for terminal voltage references of different generator units based on a same high side
voltage reference for SVC;

calculating feedback components for terminal voltage references of different generator units based on a closed-loop control
to remove potential measurement errors or parameter errors; and

using excitation systems of said at least one generator to control the terminal voltage of the generator units according to
the terminal voltage references.

US Pat. No. 9,504,143

ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An electrical circuit, comprising:
a first substantially planar electrical circuit part to which a first electrical potential is applicable; and
a second substantially planar electrical circuit part to which a second, different electrical potential is applicable and
which is galvanically isolated from the first substantially planar electrical circuit part by an insulator;

wherein the insulator comprises a conducting portion;
wherein the first and the second substantially planar electrical circuit parts and the insulator form a layer stack, in which
the insulator is arranged between the first and the second substantially planar electrical circuit part, and at least a portion
of the second substantially planar electrical circuit part overlies the first substantially planar electrical circuit part;

wherein the first substantially planar electrical circuit part is a conductor of a high voltage section; and
wherein the second substantially planar electrical circuit part is a circuit element of a low voltage section.

US Pat. No. 9,504,013

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokoyo ...

1. A communication node for a communication network, the communication node comprising:
a controller, comprising one or more processors, configured to:
identify that paging is required for a mobile communication device;
obtain information identifying at least one cell in which said mobile communication device has been located previously, and
obtain further information relating to at least one of movement of the mobile communication device between cells and a time
when said mobile communication device was located in said at least one cell;

define a set in which to seek said mobile communication device, based on said information and said further information, the
set comprising a first cell which the mobile communication device was most recently connected to and neighbouring cells of
the first cell, wherein the neighbouring cells are selected based on said further information relating to at least one of
movement of the mobile communication device between cells and the time when said mobile communication device was located in
said at least one cell; and

initiate transmission of a respective paging message for said mobile communication device in each cell of said set.

US Pat. No. 9,504,156

DISTRIBUTION OF RETURN PATHS FOR IMPROVED IMPEDANCE CONTROL AND REDUCED CROSSTALK

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A method of distributing signal, power and ground connections at an electrical interface comprising the steps of:
(a) determining from a total number of each of signal, power and ground connections to be provided at the electrical interface
a ratio of the total number of each of signal, power and ground connections to be provided at the electrical interface where
the number of signal connections is at least twice the sum of the number of power connections and the number of ground connections;

(b) selecting from a set of repeatable cells of signal, power and ground connections in which each signal connection is no
more than one unit distance from a nearest power or ground connection a cell having the ratio determined in step a;

(c) locating the signal, power and ground connections in one portion of the interface in a pattern specified by the selected
cell; and

(d) repeating step c at least once in other portions of the interface with the same pattern specified by the cell selected
in step b until the interface is filled with signal, power and ground connections where the number of signal connections is
at least twice the sum of the number of power connections and the number of ground connections.

US Pat. No. 9,504,142

FLEXIBLE FLAT CIRCUIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A flexible flat circuit, comprising:
a pair of insulation sheets; and
a plurality of conductors comprising a first conductor and a second conductor disposed between and covered with the pair of
insulation sheets such that the plurality of conductors do not contact each other, the first conductor has a greater width
and thickness and current carrying capacity that the second conductor, and the top faces of the first and second conductors
are flush with each other,

wherein the entirety of the first and second conductors are disposed between and covered with the pair of insulation sheets,
wherein the first conductor is embedded in one of the pair of insulation sheets and the second conductor is provided on a
surface of the one of the pair of insulation sheets, and

wherein a fuse circuit is formed on the second conductor by stacking a metallic layer on an S-shaped section of the second
conductor, the metallic layer having a melting point lower than a melting point of a material of the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,502,959

DETECTION OF ISLANDING STATE IN ELECTRICITY NETWORK

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for detecting a three-phase islanding state in a three-phase electricity network, the method comprising:
supplying power to a three-phase electricity network by a power supply assembly having an output frequency;
controlling the output frequency of the power supply assembly with a frequency reference signal adapted to deviate the output
frequency of the power supply assembly from a grid frequency representing a frequency of a common electricity network whose
portion of the three-phase electricity network is in normal operating conditions;

monitoring a magnitude of a frequency quantity obtainable from the output frequency of the power supply assembly; and
detecting a three-phase islanding state in the electricity network if the magnitude of the frequency quantity is outside an
allowable value range by forming a stimulus signal obtainable by multiplying a difference between the output frequency of
the power supply assembly and the grid frequency by a stimulus coefficient, wherein forming of the frequency reference signal
includes addition of the output frequency of the power supply assembly and the stimulus signal, and during a normal operating
state of the electricity network the stimulus coefficient is a function of an active output current of the power supply assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,504,139

ELASTIC FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An elastic flexible substrate comprising:
an insulating film base material; and
a wire provided at the insulating film base material, wherein
the insulating film base material includes an opening which is formed by opening a slit, and
an opened state of the opening is held by an insulating member.

US Pat. No. 9,499,441

CUTTING TOOL MADE OF CUBIC BORON NITRIDE-BASED SINTERED MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A cutting tool made of cubic boron nitride-based sintered material, comprising:
cubic boron nitride particles as a hard phase component, wherein
an average size of the cubic boron nitride particles is in a range of 0.5 to 8 ?m,
a portion of each of the cubic boron nitride particles is coated with aluminum oxide film having an average thickness of 10
to 90 nm on surfaces thereof, and

a rift is partially formed in the aluminum oxide film.

US Pat. No. 9,499,276

HELICOPTER WITH ENGINE AIR INTAKES

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A helicopter comprising:
a fuselage having an essentially vertical midplane separating a first lateral side and a second lateral side,
at least two engines substantially inside the fuselage,
an air intake for each of the at least two engines,
at least two separate lateral air inlet ports for the at least two engines in the fuselage, the lateral air inlet ports being
arranged on sides opposed to each other relative to an essentially vertical midplane of the fuselage and oriented with their
respective cross section substantially parallel to a forward flight direction of the helicopter, a first air duct fluidly
coupling one of the lateral air inlet ports with one of the engines on the first lateral side, a second air duct fluidly coupling
another of the lateral air inlet ports with another of the engines on the second lateral side, and

at least one frontal air inlet port with a forward portion being provided separate from the lateral air inlet ports, the at
least one frontal air inlet port being located on a gear cowling of the fuselage and being oriented with a cross section of
the frontal air inlet port being substantially perpendicular to a forward flight direction, a third air duct fluidly coupling
the frontal air inlet port with one of the engines on the first lateral side, a fourth air duct fluidly coupling the frontal
air inlet port with another of the engines on the second lateral side,

whereby a straight path for airflow through the at least one frontal air inlet port aligned with the longitudinal airflow
is provided through the third air duct and the fourth air duct to each air intake of the engines, respectively, and two further
separate paths through the separate lateral air inlet ports are provided through the first air duct and the second air duct
to each air intake of the engines, respectively, wherein the first, second, third and fourth air ducts provide separate and
independent airflow pathways to the respective air intakes of the engines such that airflow within each air duct remains separate
from airflow within the other air ducts.

US Pat. No. 9,504,157

HYBRID CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A hybrid circuit assembly, comprising:
an integrated metal substrate (IMS) having high-voltage, high-power components mounted thereon, the IMS including a metal
base plate, an insulating adhesive on the metal base plate, and one or more wiring layers on the insulating adhesive, the
metal base plate including a recess formed in an upper surface thereof; and

a multi-layer printed wiring board (PWB) having low-voltage, low-power components mounted thereon, the multi-layer PWB connected
to the IMS and having an upper surface that is co-planar with an upper surface of the IMS, the PWB mounted on the metal base
plate and within the recess via the insulating adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,503,492

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY OF MULTIMEDIA STREAMING SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving a multimedia streaming service, comprising:
receiving, by a client from a server, a media presentation description (MPD) including segment information;
transmitting, by the client to the server, a partial request message requesting a part of media data associated with a byte
range specified by the MPD;

receiving, by the client from the server, at least one segment containing the part of the media data in response to the partial
request message, wherein each of the at least one segment includes segment index information including information indicating
a corresponding byte range occupied by each of at least one fragment included in one of the at least one segment, and fragment
index information for accessing different levels of a plurality of subfragments included in the at least one fragment, and
wherein the fragment index information includes information about a total size of the plurality of the subfragments; and

accessing, by the client, at least one subfragment from the plurality of subfragments of a level using the fragment index
information, and decoding the at least one subfragment for playback.

US Pat. No. 9,504,144

POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE, POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE WITH HEAT SINK, POWER MODULE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE, AND COPPER MEMBER-BONDING PASTE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method of manufacturing a power module substrate including a copper plate that is formed of copper or a copper alloy
and is laminated and bonded on a surface of a ceramic substrate, the method comprising:
a copper member-bonding paste coating process of coating a copper member-bonding paste and forming an Ag-nitride-forming element
layer, which contains Ag and a nitride-forming element, on at least one of a bonding surface of the ceramic substrate and
a bonding surface of the copper plate;

a laminating process of laminating the ceramic substrate and the copper plate through the Ag-nitride-forming element layer;
a heating process of pressing and heating a laminate of the ceramic substrate and the copper plate in a laminating direction
to form a molten metal region at an interface between the ceramic substrate and the copper plate; and

a solidification process of solidifying the molten metal region to bond the ceramic substrate and the copper plate to each
other,

wherein the copper member-bonding paste includes a powder component containing Ag and the nitride-forming element, a resin,
and a solvent, and the powder component contains 0.4 mass % to 75 mass % of the nitride-forming element and a balance consisting
of Ag and unavoidable impurities,

the copper member-bonding paste coating process is configured to form Ag-nitride-forming element layer including the nitride-forming
element having an average equivalent thickness of 0.03 ?m to 6.15 ?m or less when measured by an X-ray fluorescent analysis
thickness meter, and

in the heating process, the copper plate and the ceramic substrate are heated while being pressed by a pressure of 1 kgf/cm2 to 35 kgf/cm2 in a laminating direction thereof, and Ag is diffused to the copper plate side to form the molten metal region at the interface
between the ceramic substrate and the copper plate and to form a nitride layer on a surface of the ceramic substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,504,141

DIELECTRIC BARRIERS WITH MECHANICAL ATTACHMENT

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. An electronics assembly, comprising:
an electronics carrier comprising a cavity; and
a plurality of modules disposed within the electronics carrier, wherein each module comprises:
i. a power handling component mounted on a printed circuit board, wherein the printed circuit board comprises at least one
tab; and

ii. a dielectric barrier mechanically attached to the printed circuit board to electrically isolate the power handling component
of the module from an adjacent module disposed within the electronics carrier, wherein the dielectric barrier mechanically
attaches to the electronics carrier, wherein the dielectric barrier comprises at least one aperture; and the at least one
tab is configured to be inserted into the at least one aperture so as to snap-fit the dielectric barrier onto the printed
circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,504,137

CAPACITIVELY COUPLED DEVICES AND OSCILLATORS

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A device comprising:
a torch; and
a capacitive device external to and around at least a portion of the torch and contacting an outer surface of the torch, the
capacitive device configured to provide radio frequency energy to the torch to sustain a capacitively coupled plasma in the
torch, wherein the capacitive device comprises a wire coil external to and coiled around the torch, in which the wire coil
is configured to couple to an oscillator at a first end of the wire coil and configured to contact an outer surface of the
torch at a second terminal end of the wire coil to provide capacitive coupling to the torch.

US Pat. No. 9,502,821

FLIPPABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a metallic shield forming a mating cavity;
a terminal assembly disposed within the shield and forming a mating tongue extending into the mating cavity;
said terminal assembly including:
an upper terminal module with a plurality of upper contacts embedded within an upper insulator via a first insert-molding
process;

a lower terminal module with a plurality of lower contacts embedded within a lower insulator via a second insert-molding process;
and

a shielding plate module including at least one metallic shielding plate located between the upper terminal module and the
lower terminal module in a vertical direction; wherein

the shielding plate defines a pair of locking notches in two opposite lateral side, respectively, in a transverse direction
perpendicular to said vertical direction for latching with a latch of a complementary plug connector; wherein

in a top view along said vertical direction, an insulative portion of the mating tongue defines a pair of recesses in two
opposite lateral sides adjacent to and configurationally in compliance with the corresponding pair of notches in said transverse
direction, respectively, and each of said recesses is recessed inwardly in said transverse direction from remaining portions
of the corresponding lateral side in said top view.

US Pat. No. 9,502,157

POWER CABLE ASSEMBLY DEVICE AND A POWER CABLE PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A power cable assembly device adapted to be arranged in the spaces between neighbouring power cores of a power cable, comprising:
an extruded profiled body made of a polymer material and adapted to the cross-sectional shape and elongation of the power
cable, said profiled body comprising a chamber and defining a slit to said chamber, said chamber being adapted to receive
a fibre optic cable via said slit,

wherein substantially the whole surface of the profiled body inside the chamber, the surface of the profiled body defining
the slit, and the surface of at least a region outside the profiled body extending from the slit and away from the slit is
provided with a layer of semi-conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,503,723

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DEPTH PREDICTION MODE SELECTION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for a pre-selection process in encoding a block of depth data for a video frame, comprising:
obtaining a list including one or more depth data coding modes;
updating the list with at least one or more Depth Modeling Modes (DMMs);
selecting one or more depth data coding modes from the list to encode the block of depth data for the video frame; and
encoding at least one block of depth data for a video frame according to the selection of the one or more depth data coding
modes;

when a first mode in the list of the one or more depth data coding modes is not a planar coding mode, and a second mode in
the list of the one or more depth data coding modes is a DC mode, adding the one or more DMMs into the list;

when a first mode in the list of the one or more depth data coding modes is a planar coding mode, and a size of a Coding Unit
(CU) is larger than 4×4, adding the one or more DMMs into the list, wherein the block of the depth data comprises one or more
CUs;

when a first mode in the list of the one or more depth data coding modes is a planar coding mode, adding the one or more DMMs
into the list when a second mode in the list of the one or more depth data coding modes is a DC mode; and

adding a different one or more DMMs into the list when the second mode in the list of the one or more depth data coding modes
is not a DC mode.

US Pat. No. 9,500,801

LED ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) assembly comprising:
an LCD panel;
a light guide positioned behind the LCD panel and having a front surface and a rear surface;
a front bracket contacting the front surface of the light guide; and
a rear bracket contacting the rear surface of the light guide, wherein:
the light guide is configured such that the amount of light permitted to exit the rear surface of the light guide is at least
20% of the amount of light permitted to exit the front surface of the light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,502,555

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate comprising a trench;
a first electrode disposed on a bottom of the trench;
a second electrode disposed on the first electrode, a first insulating layer being disposed between the first electrode and
the second electrode;

a first contact arranged to contact with an extension of the first electrode; and
a second contact arranged to contact with an extension of the second electrode,
wherein the extension of the first electrode extends in a first direction of the substrate, and the extension of the second
electrode extends in a second direction of the substrate, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,504,181

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:
a first rail defining a longitudinal channel;
a second rail movably connected to the first rail and longitudinally displaceable relative to the first rail;
a bracket base connected to the first rail and including at least one longitudinal groove;
a supporting base movably mounted to the bracket base, the supporting base including a wall portion and at least one supporting
portion transversely connected to the wall portion, wherein the wall portion and the at least one supporting portion jointly
define a supporting channel corresponding to the longitudinal channel of the first rail, and the second rail is allowed to
displace into the supporting channel; and

at least one connecting element, the at least one connecting element including a head and a body connected to the head, the
body of the at least one connecting element extending through the at least one longitudinal groove and being connected to
the wall portion of the supporting base such that the head of the at least one connecting element is blocked on one side of
the bracket base.

US Pat. No. 9,501,800

CENTRALIZED TRANSACTION RECORD STORAGE

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:
a receiver configured to receive transaction information captured and passed from a client device to a payment service provider
server in response to the client device determining that information provided by a merchant server comprises transaction information,
wherein the transaction information is identified as being a receipt associated with transaction details for one or more particular
items purchased in a user-merchant transaction, wherein the information provided by the merchant server corresponds to a communication
from the merchant server to the client device;

a non-transitory memory configured to store the received transaction information in a searchable machine-readable transaction
record associated with a user account maintained at the payment service provider server; and

a hardware processor operatively coupled to the receiver and the non-transitory memory, the hardware processor configured
to execute instructions to cause the system to:

associate the transaction record with one or more user-selectable reorder links to one or more websites based on matching
one or more identifiers in the transaction record with at least a portion of an address of the one or more websites;

present, on a user interface of the client device, the one or more user-selectable links to the one or more websites to permit
a user to selectively re-purchase one or more particular items identified in the transaction record through the one or more
websites; and

in response to receiving an indication of a selection of the one or more user-selectable reorder links to the one or more
websites from the user via the user interface of the client device, process a re-purchase order of the one or more particular
items identified in the transaction record through the one or more websites to automatically cause a purchase transaction
for the one or more particular items.

US Pat. No. 9,500,078

SEGMENT ROUNDNESS MEASURING DEVICE AND SEGMENT ROUNDNESS MEASURING METHOD

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. A segment roundness measuring device comprising:
an angle detector that detects a turning angle of an erector turning portion, a turning center of which is eccentric;
three or more distance meters that are arranged at angular positions different from each other in the erector turning portion
and measure distances to an inner surface of a segment ring obtained by assembling segments in a ring shape; and

correction means that corrects a positional deviation of the turning center of the erector turning portion resulting from
eccentricity on the basis of the angle detected by the angle detector and the distances measured by the three or more distance
meters.

US Pat. No. 9,499,606

COMPOSITIONS OF, AND METHODS FOR, ALPHA-1 ANTI TRYPSIN FC FUSION MOLECULES

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A pharmaceutical composition of a fusion polypeptide construct comprising:
a first polypeptide comprising mammalian alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT), wherein the first polypeptide comprising mammalian ATT
is represented by SEQ ID NO:69 or SEQ ID NO:79, a second polypeptide comprising an IgG1 Fc, an immunoglobulin constant region;
and

a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,504,172

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY HAVING A CIRCUIT BOARD WITH A SHOCK ABSORBER DEVICE

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic assembly, comprising:
a housing defining a mounting boss;
a printed circuit board (PCB) having a first major surface, a second major surface opposite said first major surface, and
a plurality of peripheral minor edges substantially perpendicular to the first and second major surfaces, wherein the PCB
defines a central mounting hole in a central portion of the PCB, said PCB disposed within said housing;

a shock absorbing device formed of an insulative compliant material surrounding the plurality of peripheral minor edges of
the PCB;

a bushing defining a first mounting hole therethrough and defining a shoulder, said bushing attached to the shock absorbing
device by a webbing and integrally formed with the shock absorbing device of the insulative compliant material, wherein the
bushing is disposed within the central mounting hole;

a perforated disk defining a second mounting hole therethrough, coaxial with the first mounting hole, integrally formed with
the shock absorbing device of the insulative compliant material;

a fastener inserted through the first and second mounting hole and engaging the mounting boss such that the insulative compliant
material of the shoulder is in contact with the first surface and intermediate the first surface and the mounting boss and
such that the insulative compliant material of the perforated disk is in contact with the second surface and is intermediate
the second surface and a head of the fastener, and

wherein the shock absorbing device further includes a flexible strand connecting the perforated disk to the shock absorbing
device and integrally formed with the shock absorbing device of the insulative compliant material and wherein the flexible
strand is folded to align the second mounting hole of the perforated disk with the first mounting hole of the bushing.

US Pat. No. 9,504,132

DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING USING RESOURCES OF INTELLIGENT LIGHTING ELEMENTS OF A LIGHTING SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

19. A system, comprising:
intelligent system elements,
each of a plurality of the intelligent system elements including a light source and being configured as a lighting device,
and at least, one of the intelligent system elements: including a user interface component and being configured as a lighting
controller, or including a detector and being configured as a sensor;

wherein each respective intelligent system element further includes:
(a) a communication interface configured to enable communication via a link of a data communication network;
(b) a processor coupled to the light source, the user interface component or the detector and coupled to communicate via the
communication interface and the network link;

(c) a memory accessible to the processor; and
(d) programming in the memory which configures the processor to control operations of the respective intelligent system element
as a lighting device, a lighting controller or a sensor;

two instances of server programming stored in the memories of respective first and second ones of the intelligent system elements
for execution by processors of the first and second intelligent system elements, which configure the first and second intelligent
system elements to operate in a distributed processing fashion to implement a server function with respect to an overall processing
function of the system and related server communications via the data communication network; and

client programming stored in memories of intelligent system elements other than the first and second lighting devices for
execution by processors of the other intelligent system elements to configure each of the other intelligent system elements
to implement a client function with respect to the overall processing function of the system and related client communications
with the server function implemented by the instances of the server programming on the first and second intelligent system
elements.

US Pat. No. 9,500,257

FLUID-FILLED VIBRATION DAMPING DEVICE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A fluid-filled vibration damping device comprising:
a primary fluid chamber which gives rise to internal pressure fluctuations based on deformation of a main rubber elastic body
at times of vibration input;

an auxiliary fluid chamber which gives rise to pressure differentials relative to the primary fluid chamber at times of vibration
input;

an orifice passage which permits a low-viscosity, non-compressible sealed fluid filling the primary fluid chamber and the
auxiliary fluid chamber to flow between the two fluid chambers; and

an insoluble powder mixed in the sealed fluid filling the primary fluid chamber which provides a bubble nucleus and accelerates
dispersed generation of bubbles when pressure within the primary fluid chamber is decreased,

wherein the insoluble powder is composed of particles consisting of only (i) fluorine-based resins, (ii) silicone-based materials,
or (iii) fluorine-based resins and silicone-based materials, and

wherein the insoluble powder is configured to function as a bubble nucleus so that a multitude of smaller bubbles emerge in
a dispersed manner before larger bubbles are generated due to cavitation within the primary fluid chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,504,164

MANUFACTURING OF HIGH RESOLUTION CONDUCTIVE PATTERNS USING ORGANOMETALLIC INK AND BANDED ANILOX ROLLS

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A method of making a touch sensor comprising:
flexographically printing a first pattern on a substrate including transferring ink from a first ink source by a first anilox
roll to a first flexomaster, and subsequently transferring the ink from the first flexomaster to the substrate; and

flexographically printing a second pattern on a substrate including transferring ink from a second ink source by a second
anilox roll to a second flexomaster, and subsequently transferring the ink from the second flexomaster to the substrate;

wherein the first flexomaster includes a first region including a first plurality of lines having line widths between 1-25
micrometers and a second region including a second plurality of lines having line widths greater than 25 micrometers; and

wherein the ink includes between 1 wt %-20 wt % organometallics and a solvent, and wherein a viscosity of the ink is from
200 cps-20000 cps,

wherein the first anilox roll is a banded anilox roll including a first section corresponding to the first region of the first
flexomaster and a second section corresponding to the second region of the first flexomaster, wherein the first section includes
cells having a first cell shape and a first cell volume selected to be appropriate for printing the first plurality of lines
and the second section includes cells having a second cell shape and a second cell volume selected to be appropriate for printing
the second plurality of lines, and wherein the first cell shape is different than the second cell shape or the first cell
volume is different than the second cell volume; and

plating the first and the second patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,504,151

CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITION AND CONDUCTIVE FILM

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A conductive composition comprising:
an elastomer component;
a fibrous carbon material having a fiber diameter of less than 30 nm; and
a flake-like carbon material having a graphite structure, having an intensity ratio (G/D ratio) of a peak (G band) appearing
in the vicinity of 1580 cm?1 to a peak (D band) appearing in the vicinity of 1330 cm?1 of Raman spectrum of not less than 1.8, and having a maximum length of not less than 150 nm and a thickness of not more than
100 nm, wherein,

the flake-like carbon material is produced from a carbon material having a graphite structure, a G/D ratio of Raman spectrum
of not less than 1.8, and a ratio of the minimum length to the maximum length (minimum length/maximum length) of not more
than ?,

the content of the fibrous carbon material is not less than 5% by mass and not more than 30% by mass with respect to 100%
by mass of the solid content of the conductive composition,

the content of the flake-like carbon material is not less than 3% by mass and not more than 30% by mass with respect to 100%
by mass of the solid content of the conductive composition, and

a blend ratio of the fibrous carbon material to the flake-like carbon material is set in a range of 5:1 to 1:4 by mass.

US Pat. No. 9,504,134

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method of controlling one or more properties of light output from LEDs, comprising:
receiving a light origination input via a first user interface segment, the light origination input indicative of a light
origination area;

identifying, based on the light origination input, one or more LEDs in the light origination area;
receiving a light destination input via a second user interface segment, the light destination input indicative of a light
destination area;

determining, based on the light destination input, one or more control parameters related to the identified one or more LEDs
in the light origination area, wherein the control parameters are determined to achieve illumination of the light destination
area from the light origination area; and

implementing the one or more control parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,503,123

RANDOM ACCESS TO COMPRESSED DATA USING BITWISE INDICES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:
obtaining a compressed file and a bitwise mapping between at least a portion of individual bits in said compressed file and
corresponding portions of an uncompressed version of said compressed file, wherein said bitwise mapping comprises a pointer
to an individual bit in said compressed file corresponding to a given portion of said uncompressed version of said compressed
file; and

decompressing at least a portion of said compressed file starting from said individual bit referenced by said pointer.

US Pat. No. 9,503,056

FREQUENCY-ADAPTIVE NOTCH FILTER

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A method of adaptively detecting sinusoidal noise from an electrical signal, the method comprising:
receiving a noisy electrical signal having a periodic noise component and a filtered electrical signal component;
performing a frequency identification process on the sampled noisy electrical signal to determine an initial frequency for
an estimated periodic noise signal, the frequency identification process selecting from among a plurality of discrete, predetermined
frequencies; and

performing a frequency adaptation process on the sampled noisy electrical signal, the frequency adaptation process resulting
in an updated estimated periodic noise signal to be subtracted from the sampled noisy electrical signal, thereby forming a
filtered electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,502,200

LOW TOLERANCE MAGNETIC TRIP FOR A MINIATURE CIRCUIT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, I...

1. A circuit breaker comprising:
a first electrical contact connected to a first terminal;
a movable second electrical contact which is engaged to the first electrical contact in a closed position to allow current
flow and is disengaged from the first electrical contact in an open position to interrupt current flow;

a trip actuator assembly including:
a movable armature having a front side and a back side with an opening extending from the front side to the back side,
a yoke arranged adjacent to the back side of the armature, the yoke including a tab arranged adjacent to the opening on the
back side of the armature,

a reset spring to apply a force that biases the armature toward the trip lever, and
a bimetallic member, electrically connected between the second electrical contact and a second terminal, to generate a magnetic
field which produces a magnetic flux in the armature and yoke when current flows through the bimetallic strip, the magnetic
flux creating an attractive force, which counters the force of the reset spring, to move the armature toward the yoke in the
event of an overcurrent condition; and

a pivotable trip lever having an end which is latched in the opening of the armature in the closed position and is unlatched
by movement of the armature from the opening of the armature into a tripped position to move the second electrical contact
into the open position in the event of the overcurrent condition, the end of the trip lever having first, second and third
surfaces,

wherein, when the trip lever is latched in the opening, the first, second and third surfaces of the end of the trip lever
make contact with a front surface of the armature, an interior surface of the armature defining the opening, and the tab of
the yoke, respectively, to provide a consistent magnetic gap between the back side of the armature and the yoke.

US Pat. No. 9,501,302

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR COMBINING RESULTS OF EVENT PROCESSING RECEIVED FROM A PLURALITY OF VIRTUAL SERVERS

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:
sending an event to a first function of a first virtual server of a plurality of virtual servers each including an identical
plurality of functions, where the first function of the first virtual server processes the event to obtain an intermediate
result;

sending the intermediate result from the first function of the first virtual server to a subsequent function of a subsequent
server of the plurality of virtual servers according to a predetermined order;

in response to a determination that the subsequent function of the subsequent server is not a last function within the subsequent
server, processing the event at the subsequent function of the subsequent server to obtain other intermediate result, and
sending the other intermediate result to another subsequent function of another subsequent server of the plurality of virtual
servers according to the predetermined order;

in response to a determination that the subsequent function of the subsequent server is a last function within the subsequent
server, processing the event at the last function to obtain a final result of the event;

sending the event to the first function of a second virtual server other than the first virtual server of the plurality of
virtual servers, where the first function of the second virtual server processes the event to obtain a second intermediate
result;

sending the second intermediate result from the first function of the second virtual server to a subsequent function of a
subsequent server of the plurality of virtual servers according to an order other than the predetermined order;

in response to the determination that the subsequent function of the subsequent server is not a last function within the subsequent
server, processing the event at the subsequent function of the subsequent server to obtain other second intermediate result,
and sending the other second intermediate result to another subsequent function of another subsequent server of the plurality
of virtual servers according to the order other than the predetermined order;

in response to the determination that the subsequent function of the subsequent server is the last function within the subsequent
server, processing the event at the last function to obtain a second final result of the event; and

combining the final result of the event and the second final result of the event.

US Pat. No. 9,500,754

NEUTRON SCINTILLATOR AND NEUTRON DETECTOR

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

1. A neutron scintillator comprising:
a resin composition having a resin, and
inorganic phosphor particles having at least one neutron-capturing-isotope selected from the group consisting of lithium 6
and boron 10,

wherein a content of lithium 6 and boron 10 are 0.2 to 30×1018 atom/mm3 and 0.05 to 8×1018 atom/mm3 respectively; and

the resin composition has a shape so that an average diameter of inscribed spheres is 5 mm or less.

US Pat. No. 9,504,120

THERMAL PROTECTION STRUCTURE FOR MULTI-JUNCTION LED MODULE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A system, comprising:
a plurality of light-emitting devices all electrically coupled in series, wherein a temperature of each of the light-emitting
devices is correlated with a voltage of said light-emitting device;

a current driver configured to control an amount of current through the plurality of light-emitting devices; and
electronic circuitry having two terminals directly connected to only a portion of the plurality of light-emitting devices
to measure a voltage across the portion of the plurality of light-emitting devices while the plurality of light-emitting devices
is in operation, wherein the electronic circuitry is configured to:

determine, based on the measured voltage of the portion of the plurality of light-emitting devices, whether the voltage of
the portion of the plurality of light-emitting devices exceeds a predetermined voltage; and

instruct the current driver to reduce the amount of current through the plurality of light-emitting devices if the voltage
of the portion of the plurality of light-emitting devices has been determined exceeds the predetermined voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,503,082

CURRENT SWITCHING DEVICE WITH IGCT

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A current switching device, comprising:
an integrated gate-commutated thyristor with an anode, a cathode, and a gate, wherein a current between the anode and the
cathode is interruptible by applying a switch-off voltage to the gate; and

a gate unit for generating the switch-off voltage, wherein the gate unit and a connection to the gate establishes a gate circuit
having a stray impedance,

wherein the gate unit is configured for generating the switch-off voltage, which comprises a constant switch-off voltage and
a spiked switch-off voltage, wherein the spiked switch-off voltage has a spike width smaller than 30 microseconds, with a
maximum voltage above a breakdown voltage (VGRMAX) between the cathode and the gate, such that the switch-off voltage at the gate stays below the breakdown voltage (VGRMAX) due to the stray impedance of the gate circuit,

wherein the spiked switch-off voltage is generated in a first channel of the gate unit,
wherein the gate unit includes a second channel configured for generating a constant switch-off voltage after the spiked switch-off
voltage has been generated, the constant switch-off voltage being lower than the breakdown voltage (VGRMax) between the cathode and the gate.

US Pat. No. 9,500,080

METHOD OF REPLACING DAMAGED AEROFOIL

Rolls-Royce plc, (GB) Ro...

1. A method of replacing a damaged blade of an integrally bladed rotor assembly including a disc and a plurality of blades
extending outwardly from a rim of the disc, the method including the steps of:
removing the damaged blade to leave a blade repair stub projecting from the rim;
locating sacrificial supports at the underside of the rim beneath the repair stub, the supports projecting axially beyond
the trailing and leading edges of the rim;

depositing metal around the trailing and leading edges of the repair stub, the deposited metal, supported by the sacrificial
supports, projecting axially beyond the trailing and leading edges of the rim;

attaching a replacement blade to the repair stub by linear friction welding; and
removing excess deposited metal, upset metal from the linear friction welding, and the sacrificial supports.

US Pat. No. 9,499,753

GASIFICATION PROCESS AND SYSTEM USING DRYER INTEGRATED WITH WATER-GAS SHIFT CATALYST

SK INNOVATION CO., LTD., ...

1. A gasification method, comprising the steps of:
a) supplying a water-containing carbonaceous feedstock into a dryer integrated with a water-gas-shift reaction catalyst;
b) drying the water-containing carbonaceous feedstock in the dryer to produce a steam while performing a water-gas-shift reaction
using the steam as a reactant;

c) solid-gas-separating the dried carbonaceous feedstock and the water-gas-shift reaction product;
d) gasifying the dried carbonaceous feedstock in the presence of a gasifying agent to obtain a gasification product; and
e) recycling at least a part of the gasification product into the dryer in the step b) to provide an energy source for drying
the water-containing carbonaceous feedstock.

US Pat. No. 9,504,145

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible display device, comprising:
a flexible display panel configured to display an image;
a dielectric elastomer film disposed on a portion of the flexible display panel;
a first electrode layer disposed on an upper portion of the dielectric elastomer film; and
a second electrode layer disposed on a lower portion of the dielectric elastomer film,
wherein:
the first electrode layer comprises a plurality of first electrodes, and each of the plurality of first electrodes is disposed
apart from each other;

the second electrode layer comprises a plurality of second electrodes, the plurality of second electrodes being disposed apart
from each other such that each second electrode entirely overlaps a corresponding one of the first electrodes; and

an area of the dielectric elastomer film is increased when the first electrode and the second electrode are applied with a
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,504,063

BASE STATION AND RELATED RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:
transmitting, to a terminal configured with one or more downlink component carriers, downlink assignment information indicating
resources for downlink data, wherein the resources are respectively assigned to the downlink component carriers;

transmitting the downlink data to the terminal;
receiving a response signal for the downlink data, the response signal being transmitted from the terminal; and
receiving a scheduling request (SR) from the terminal,
wherein:
the response signal denotes an outcome of a decoding of the downlink data, or denotes a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) representing
that the outcome is not transmitted;

when a plurality of downlink component carriers are configured, response signals for a plurality of downlink data in the downlink
component carriers, respectively, are transmitted;

when the response signals are transmitted, the response signals are transmitted using a phase point and one of uplink control
channel resources for the response signals, which depend on an outcome of the decoding of the plurality of downlink data;
and

when both the response signals and the SR are transmitted in a same sub-frame, the response signals are transmitted using
a phase point that depends on an outcome of the decoding of the plurality of downlink data and using an uplink control channel
resource for the SR.

US Pat. No. 9,499,026

VEHICULAR AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM WITH A SWITCHING HEAT EXCHANGER

DENSO International Ameri...

1. An air-conditioning system for a vehicle comprising:
a switching heat exchanger disposed at a front portion of the vehicle and including a heat exchanger core, a receiver tank,
and a switch valve, the heat exchanger core having a primary region and a secondary region, the primary region being before
the secondary region, the heat exchanger core exchanging heat between refrigerant flowing therein and air blowing through,
an inlet of the receiver tank communicating with the primary region of the heat exchanger core for receiving the refrigerant
and an outlet of the receiver tank communicating with the secondary region for providing the refrigerant to the heat exchanger
core, the switch valve being arranged between the heat exchanger core and the receiver tank for controlling the flow of the
refrigerant from the heat exchanger core to the receiver tank; and

a controller configured to control the switch valve to an access position during a cooling mode and a bypass position during
a heating mode, wherein

in the access position, the switch valve opens a first passage to have the primary region of the heat exchanger core communicating
with the receiver tank and the refrigerant flows from the primary region to the receiver tank, from which the refrigerant
flows to the secondary region before flowing out from an outlet of the heat exchanger core, and

in the bypass position, the switch valve opens a second passage to have the primary region of the heat exchanger core communicate
with the outlet of the heat exchanger core and the refrigerant flows from the primary region to the outlet of the heat exchanger
core.

US Pat. No. 9,498,126

FUNDUS IMAGING SYSTEM

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A non-mydriatic fundus imaging system, comprising:
an image sensor array including a two-dimensional monochrome complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor, wherein the image sensor
array has a plurality of rows of pixels, and the image sensor array is capable of global reset operations wherein each pixel
of the plurality of rows of pixels is exposed substantially simultaneously; and

an illumination unit operatively coupled to the image sensor array, wherein the illumination unit includes a multi-die light
emitting diode, and the illumination unit being capable of overdriving the light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 9,504,153

PAD STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:
a plurality of signal lines including a data line and a gate line arranged in a display area of a substrate; and
a pad structure located at a non-active area and connected with the signal lines, wherein the pad structure further comprises:
a plurality of metal layers including a first metal layer, a second metal layer and a third metal layer,
wherein the first metal layer and the second metal layer are connected with each other through a first contact hole located
in a first insulating layer between the first metal layer and the second metal layer,

the second metal layer and the third metal layer are connected with each other through a second contact hole located in a
second insulating layer between the second metal layer and the third metal layer, and

the first contact hole and the second contact hole are not overlapped with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,503,067

TIME SHIFTER AND METHOD THEREOF

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A circuit comprising:
a first gated buffer configured to receive a first logical signal and output a second logical signal; a second gated buffer
configured to receive a third logical signal and output a delayed signal; and a finite state machine configured to receive
the delayed signal and a clock signal, wherein the first gated buffer is configured to be conditionally enabled in accordance
with a state of the finite state machine, while the second gated buffer is configured to be enabled regardless of the state
of the finite state machine.

US Pat. No. 9,502,090

MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING A DOMAIN WALL AND FERROMAGNETIC DRIVER NANOWIRE

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A memory device comprising
a ferromagnetic data nanowire,
a ferromagnetic driver nanowire disposed parallel to the data nanowire,
a read element and/or a write element positioned adjacent the data nanowire,
wherein driving a domain wall in the driver nanowire remotely drives a domain wall in the data nanowire past the read element
and/or the write element.

US Pat. No. 9,501,290

TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of generating and using a unique identifier comprising:
receiving a request from a client to generate a token representing a data item;
responsive to receiving the request, performing first processing by a token driver that generates the unique identifier and
that generates the token using the unique identifier, wherein said token driver comprises code of the first processing executed
by a first of a plurality of processors to generate the token, said first processing including:

obtaining a shared value that is a common value used by the plurality of processors;
obtaining a processor identifier of the first processor;
obtaining a container identifier identifying a memory location;
obtaining a time value denoting an amount of time that has elapsed since the first processor was last booted;
generating a unique identifier using a plurality of values including the shared value, the processor identifier, the container
identifier and the time value; and

generating the token using the unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,499,512

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A CYCLIC ACETAL IN A HETEROGENEOUS REACTION SYSTEM

Ticona GmbH, Sulzbach (T...

1. A process for producing a cyclic acetal comprising:
contacting a formaldehyde source with a liquid medium comprising a liquid aprotic compound in the presence of a heterogeneous
catalyst, the heterogeneous catalyst comprising a solid catalyst, the aprotic compound having a boiling point of 140° C. or
higher, determined at 1 bar; and

at least partially converting the formaldehyde source into a cyclic acetal.

US Pat. No. 9,498,120

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL COHERENCE ELASTOGRAPHY OF POSTERIOR PARTS OF THE EYE

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A method for optical coherence elastography of a tissue of an eye, the method comprising:
introducing at least a portion of a probe into a vitreous humor of the eye, the portion of the probe comprising a vibration
element;

generating time resolved images of the tissue of the eye, the tissue being located more posterior than the vibration element
of the probe, wherein the time resolved images of the tissue are generated by optical coherence tomography;

exciting the vibration element to ultrasonic vibrations making the tissue vibrate or oscillate;
measuring a displacement of the tissue in the time resolved images; and
calculating elasticity values of the tissue from the displacement.

US Pat. No. 9,504,177

HERMETIC ELECTRONICS PACKAGE WITH DUAL-SIDED ELECTRICAL FEEDTHROUGH CONFIGURATION

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A hermetically-sealed electronics device comprising:
a hermetic electronics package comprising: a metal case with opposing first and second open ends; a first feedthrough construction
having an electrically insulating substrate and an array of electrically conductive feedthroughs extending therethrough; a
second feedthrough construction having an electrically insulating substrate and an array of electrically conductive feedthroughs
extending therethrough; said electrically insulating substrates of the first and second feedthrough constructions connected
to the opposing first and second open ends, respectively, of the metal case so as to form a hermetically sealed enclosure;
and a set of electronic components located within the hermetically sealed enclosure and operably connected to the feedthroughs
of the first and second feedthrough constructions;

a first electrode array having a plurality of traces extending between electrodes at a lead end and a connector end that is
connected to the feedthroughs of the first feedthrough construction to transmit electrical signals between the set of electronic
components and a surrounding region adjacent the first electrode array; and

a second electrode array having a plurality of traces extending between electrodes at a lead end and a connector end that
is connected to the feedthroughs of the second feedthrough construction to transmit electrical signals between the set of
electronic components and a surrounding region adjacent the second electrode array,

whereby the first and second electrode arrays are positioned to electrically interact with said adjacent surrounding regions
from opposite sides of the package.

US Pat. No. 9,503,128

EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION CHIP

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. An electromagnetic Extremely High Frequency (EHF) communication chip comprising:
one or more local oscillator circuits each having a local oscillator, the one or more local oscillator circuits being configured
collectively to generate at least first and second carrier signals having respective first and second EHF frequencies, the
first EHF frequency being different than the second EHF frequency,

a transducer circuit having at least a first transducer, for transmitting, receiving, or both transmitting and receiving EHF
communication signals having the first EHF frequency or the second EHF frequency;

at least one of a modulator or a demodulator coupled to the transducer circuit, the modulator being coupled to the one or
more local oscillator circuits for modulating with a first transmit base data signal the first carrier signal or the second
carrier signal, and the demodulator for demodulating the first carrier signal or the second carrier signal to produce a first
receive base data signal; and

a controller circuit configured to generate signals to control one or more components of the electromagnetic EHF communication
chip and communicate associated information with an external device, the controller circuit comprising:

a processor;
an electrical interface operatively coupling the processor to one or both of the transmit and receive base data signals for
transmitting signals to and receiving signals from the external device over an EHF communication link coupled to the at least
a first transducer; and

a measurement circuit operatively coupled to the processor and configured to sense a change in at least one operating parameter
of the one or more components, the measurement circuit comprising a voltage sensor coupled to the processor to sense a voltage
difference between a supply voltage and a regulated voltage applied to components on the electromagnetic EHF communication
chip and to communicate to the processor a voltage-difference signal representative of a sensed voltage difference, wherein
the sensed voltage difference is a control signal received from the external device and is representative of a selected operating
frequency of the local oscillator, and the processor controls the frequency of the local oscillator in response to the received
control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,501,229

MULTI-TIERED COARRAY PROGRAMMING

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A coarray programming method, comprising the steps of:
obtaining an index address identifying a memory element in a memory array in a multi-tiered storage environment, wherein said
multi-tiered storage environment comprises at least one of said memory elements on at least two different storage tiers,

wherein said memory array is shared by a plurality of processes and a given process of said plurality of processes has an
image of variables of said given process, wherein said coarray programming method makes one or more of said variables visible
on more than one of said images, and wherein said index address comprises an identifier of a given storage tier within said
multi-tiered storage environment where said memory element is stored; and

converting said index address to one or more of a path name, an object name and a key value based on said identified given
storage tier to access said memory element.

US Pat. No. 9,504,095

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPLYING RF ENERGY ACCORDING TO ENERGY APPLICATION SCHEDULES

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of applying electromagnetic (EM) energy to an object at a plurality of modulation space elements (MSEs), the method
comprising:
grouping, with a processor, a number of the plurality of MSEs into at least a first subset and a second subset according to
a first grouping rule;

associating, with the processor, a first EM energy application protocol with the first subset and a second EM energy application
protocol with the second subset;

applying EM energy at MSEs of the first subset according to the first energy application protocol and at MSEs of the second
subset according to the second energy application protocol; and after the applying:

grouping, with the processor, the number of the plurality of MSEs into a third subset and a fourth subset according to a second
grouping rule;

associating, with the processor, a third EM energy application protocol with the third subset and a fourth EM energy application
protocol with the fourth subset; and

applying EM energy at MSEs of the third subset according to the third energy application protocol and at MSEs of the fourth
subset according to the fourth energy application protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,500,327

LIGHT EMITTING ARRANGEMENT WITH ADAPTED OUTPUT SPECTRUM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A light-emitting arrangement adapted to produce output light, comprising:
at least one blue light-emitting element adapted to emit light having an emission peak in a first wavelength range of from
440 to 460 nm;

at least one deep blue light-emitting element adapted to emit light having an emission peak in a second wavelength range of
from 400 to 440 nm;

at least one narrow band wavelength converting material arranged to receive light emitted by said deep blue light-emitting
element, wherein the narrow band wavelength converting material is adapted to emit light with a full width half maximum (FWHM)
of less than 50 nm; and

at least one broadband wavelength converting material arranged to receive light emitted by at least one of said blue light-emitting
element and said deep blue light-emitting element, wherein the broadband wavelength converting material is adapted to emit
light with a full width half maximum (FWHM) of 50 nm or more.

US Pat. No. 9,500,220

BONDING WASHER

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A bonding element to electrically connect first and second electrically conductive members, the combination comprising:
a one-piece electrically conductive clip having a first, substantially planar section located substantially in a first plane
and connected to a first end of a connecting section, and a second, substantially planar section connected to a second end
of said connecting section and located substantially in a second plane spaced in a first direction from and substantially
parallel to said first section;

a first set of teeth located in said first section and extending outwardly from said first section only in a second direction
substantially opposite from said a first direction; and

a second tooth located in said second section and extending outwardly from said second section only in said second direction,
said first planar section, connecting section and second planar section forming a conductive path between said the first set
of teeth and the first electrically conductive member and said second tooth and the second electrically conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,503,721

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTIVE ENCODING/DECODING OF MOTION VECTOR

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

1. A video decoding method performed by a video decoding apparatus for predicting a current block to be decoded, the method
comprising:
extracting an index for use in identifying a predicted motion vector of the current block and a differential motion vector
from a bitstream;

determining one or more representative blocks using neighboring blocks of the current block, in consideration of priorities
of block positions;

determining the predicted motion vector of the current block to be a motion vector identified by the extracted index; and
generating a predicted block of the current block by reconstructing a motion vector of the current block based on the determined
predicted motion vector and the extracted differential motion vector,

wherein the determining of the one or more representative blocks comprises considering a difference between a first picture
order count (POC) corresponding to a first reference picture of a neighboring block and a second picture order count (POC)
corresponding to a second reference picture of the current block when a first inter prediction direction corresponding to
the neighboring block and a second inter prediction direction corresponding to the current block are identical.

US Pat. No. 9,501,966

GATE DRIVER WITH MULTIPLE SLOPES FOR PLASMA DISPLAY PANELS

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A driver circuit for generating a reset pulse of an output waveform, said driver circuit comprising:
a plurality of ramp paths, each ramp path having a different resistance to vary a current provided to a gate of a transistor
to control a slope of said reset pulse such that said reset pulse has a desired slope amongst multiple selectable slopes;

a falling switch configured to selectively connect said gate of said transistor to ground, thereby selectively holding said
output waveform low;

a mode switch configured to selectively connect said plurality of ramp paths to said gate and said falling switch;
a switch controller configured to selectively enable said plurality of ramp paths and said falling switch to generate said
reset pulse, wherein selectively enabling said plurality of ramp paths selects said desired slope from said multiple selectable
slopes.

US Pat. No. 9,500,324

COLOR MIXING OPTICS FOR LED LIGHTING

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A color mixing optics for LED lighting comprising:
an outer reflector having a paraboloidal surface of revolution centered around a center axis and defining a reflector focal
point;

a total inner reflection lens having a concave light entrance surface with a radius of curvature to enable light to enter
the total inner reflection lens at a right angle, and the total inner reflection lens having an outer contour with a paraboloidal
surface of revolution centered around the center axis and defining a total inner reflection lens focal point, wherein

the outer contour with a paraboloidal surface of revolution of the total inner reflection lens is held a spaced distance within
the outer reflector; and

wherein the reflector focal point is in close proximity to the total inner reflection lens focal point.

US Pat. No. 9,499,145

PRESSURIZED GAS RESERVOIRS INCLUDING AN ELASTOMERIC WALL

Firestone Industrial Prod...

1. A pressurizable gas reservoir dimensioned for securement between associated first and second structural components having
a fixed spacing therebetween, said pressurizable gas reservoir comprising:
a first end member and a second end member disposed in longitudinally-spaced relation to said first end member such that a
longitudinal axis is defined therebetween;

a flexible reservoir member extending peripherally about said longitudinal axis and axially between opposing first and second
ends, said first end secured to said first end member such that a substantially fluid-tight seal is formed therebetween, said
second end secured to said second end member such that a substantially fluid-tight seal is formed therebetween, said flexible
reservoir member at least partially defining a reservoir chamber between said first and second end members that is capable
of storing a quantity of pressurized gas for an extended duration of time;

said flexible reservoir member including a flexible wall at least partially formed from an elastomeric material, said flexible
wall including an inner surface that at least partially defines said reservoir chamber, an outer surface opposite said inner
surface, and at least one layer of filament reinforcing material at least partially embedded within said elastomeric material
between said inner and outer surfaces; and,

said first and second end members maintained in substantially-fixed axial position relative to one another such that said
reservoir chamber has an approximately constant volume with any substantial variation in said approximately constant volume
being primarily due to elastomeric expansion and recovery of said flexible reservoir member as gas pressure within said reservoir
chamber respectively increases and decreases.

US Pat. No. 9,502,988

SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT AND RESONANT CONVERTER INCLUDING THE SAME

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A switch control circuit for controlling switching operations of first and second switches that control power supply of
a resonant converter, the switch control circuit comprising:
a half cycle signal generator to generate a half cycle signal according to a result of comparing a comparison voltage corresponding
to an output voltage of the resonant converter to a first signal based on a current sense voltage according to a load of the
resonant converter; and

a frequency limit controller to differently limit a variation ratio of a frequency of a first clock signal according to a
result of comparing a target on-time based on a first enable period in a previous switching cycle of a first clock signal
for determining switching frequencies of the first and second switches to a first period beginning from an enable start time
point of the first clock signal and ending at a point in time at which the half cycle signal is generated.

US Pat. No. 9,504,118

RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT OF A RESISTOR IN A BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR (BJT)-BASED POWER STAGE

CIRRUS LOGIC, INC., Aust...

1. A method, comprising:
measuring a resistance value of a resistor coupled to an emitter of a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) in a power stage;
switching on a control signal to operate the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) for a first time period to charge an energy
storage device;

switching off the control signal to operate the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) for a second time period to discharge the
energy storage device to a load, wherein the measured resistance value is used to determine the first time period and the
second time period; and

repeating the steps of the switching on the control signal and the switching off the control signal to operate the bipolar
junction transistor (BJT) to output a desired average current to the load.

US Pat. No. 9,503,912

WEDGE SHAPED CELLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, C...

1. A network for providing air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells, comprising:
a first base station array, each base station of which includes a respective first antenna array defining a directional radiation
pattern that is oriented in a first direction, wherein each base station of the first base station array is disposed spaced
apart from another base station of the first base station array along the first direction; and

a second base station array, each base station of which includes a respective second antenna array defining a directional
radiation pattern that is oriented in the first direction, wherein each base station of the second base station array is disposed
spaced apart from another base station of the second base station array along the first direction, and wherein the second
base station array extends substantially parallel to the first base station array and is spaced apart from the first base
station array to form continuous and at least partially overlapping cell coverage areas between respective base stations of
the first and second base station arrays,

wherein directional radiation patterns of the base stations of the first base station array and the second base station array
each define substantially wedge shaped radiation patterns,

wherein the direction radiation patterns of adjacent base stations of the first base station array overlap each other to extend
coverage of the first base station array up to a predetermined altitude, and directional radiation patterns of adjacent base
stations of overlap each other to extend coverage of the second base station array up to the predetermined altitude; and

wherein for a given base station of each of the first and second base station arrays, coverage up to the predetermined altitude
immediately above the given base station is provided by at least one other base station of the corresponding base station
array.

US Pat. No. 9,500,896

COOLING SYSTEM FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) assembly comprising:
a glass panel;
an LCD panel placed in front of the glass panel;
a light guide positioned between the LCD panel and the glass panel, the light guide having an edge;
a substrate containing a plurality of LEDs placed adjacent to the edge of the light guide; and
a thermal plate attached to the glass panel as well as the substrate wherein the thermal plate contains a first portion attached
to the glass panel and a second portion attached to the substrate where the first portion is substantially perpendicular to
the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,498,637

WEARABLE COLD PLASMA SYSTEM

Plasmology4, Inc., Scott...

1. A system comprising:
a wearable cold plasma system, comprising:
a wearable cold plasma applicator configured to couple to and deliver a cold plasma to a surface of a user wearing the wearable
cold plasma device, wherein the wearable cold plasma applicator comprises a multi-layer flexible structure comprising:

a first flexible layer having first opposite sides; and
a second flexible layer having second opposite sides, wherein the second flexible layer extends along the first flexible layer,
and the second flexible layer comprises a fluid filled layer, wherein at least one of the first or second flexible layers
comprises a dielectric material, wherein an aperture extends at least partially into at least one of the first or second flexible
layers.

US Pat. No. 9,502,239

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

1. A substrate processing method, comprising:
(a) loading a substrate into a processing vessel having a pre-baked film containing a silazane bond;
(b) heating the substrate to a first temperature and supplying a process gas to the heated substrate, thereby modifying the
film containing the silazane bond; and

(c) heating the substrate to which the process gas has been supplied, to a second temperature which is higher than the first
temperature and less than or equal to a temperature at which the pre-bake has been performed.

US Pat. No. 9,498,844

DEVICE FOR MACHINING AN OBJECT BY MEANS OF LASER RADIATION

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. Device for treating an eye using laser radiation, comprising:
an observation device having a first objective lens that images the eye, the first objective lens being configured to image
the eye along a first optical path;

a treatment laser source that emits the laser radiation;
a laser scan device having a second objective lens that images the eye and through which the laser radiation is guided scanning
through a sector within the eye that is intended to be treated; the second objective lens being configured to image the eye
along a second optical path;

wherein
the first objective lens and the second objective lens are different from each other in a size of a segment presented for
observation in the images and/or in terms of their focal intercept, and the eye being supported to be shiftable between a
first operating mode wherein the eye is imaged through the first objective lens and a second operating mode, wherein the eye
is imaged through the second objective lens;

the device further comprising a positioning device that shifts a position of the eye relative to the first objective lens
and the second objective lens; wherein

during the first operating mode, the eye is in focus via the first objective lens, and
during the second operating mode, the eye is in focus via the second objective lens.

US Pat. No. 9,502,983

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE CAPABLE OF VARYING SWITCHING FREQUENCY ACCORDING TO LOAD CONDITION

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A power supply device, comprising:
a power switch;
a power delivering circuit configured to convert an input in accordance with switching operation of the power switch to an
output; and

a switch control circuit configured to linearly control switching frequency of the power switch to be proportional to a detection
signal corresponding to the output while a level of the output is between a first protection level and a second protection
level.

US Pat. No. 9,502,296

PREVENTING DELAMINATION AND CRACKS IN FABRICATION OF GROUP III-V DEVICES

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A method comprising:
growing a III-Nitride body over a group IV substrate in a semiconductor wafer;
forming an edge trench around a perimeter of said semiconductor wafer, said edge trench terminating over a top surface of
said group IV substrate;

etching grid array trenches in said HI-Nitride body to form a plurality of III-Nitride dies;
forming at least one device layer over each of said plurality of III-Nitride dies;
separating said plurality of HI-Nitride dies by cutting said semiconductor wafer approximately along said grid array trenches.

US Pat. No. 9,503,077

BALANCING CURRENTS OF POWER SEMICONDUCTORS

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A method for balancing currents in an arrangement having multiple power semiconductor units and a central control unit,
each power semiconductor unit having a power semiconductor and the central control unit and the power semiconductor units
being arranged in a bi-directional ring, the method comprising:
at the central control unit:
sending, control information for the power semiconductor units to both directions in the bi-directional ring; and
at each power semiconductor unit:
receiving the control information from both directions which includes:
receiving the control information from a first direction at a first time instant;
receiving the control information from a second direction at a second time instant;
calculating the midpoint between the first and the second time instants; and
controlling the power semiconductor component according to the control information after a time delay after the calculated
midpoint has elapsed; and

forwarding the received control information.

US Pat. No. 9,502,415

METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN NMOS DEVICE AND A PMOS DEVICE ON A SILICON SUBSTRATE AND SILICON SUBSTRATE COMPRISING AN NMOS DEVICE AND A PMOS DEVICE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method of providing an nMOS device and a pMOS device on a silicon substrate, the method comprising:
providing trenches in a dielectric layer on the silicon substrate, the trenches including at least a first trench defining
an nMOS region and a second trench defining a pMOS region, the trenches extending through the dielectric layer and abutting
a surface of the substrate;

growing a first seed layer in the first trench on the surface;
growing a common strain-relaxed buffer layer in the first trench and in the second trench, the common strain-relaxed buffer
layer comprising silicon germanium (SiGe); and

growing a common channel layer comprising germanium (Ge) in the first and second trenches and on the common strain-relaxed
buffer layer,

wherein the properties of the first seed layer and the common strained relaxed buffer layer are predetermined such that the
common channel layer is under a tensile strain or is unstrained in the nMOS region and is under a compressive strain in the
pMOS region.

US Pat. No. 9,504,045

BLUETOOTH SERVICE ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND BLUETOOTH SERVICE ESTIMATION METHOD THEREOF

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A Bluetooth service estimation method for a Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus
being disposed in a Bluetooth controller, and electrically connected with a Wi-Fi host and a Bluetooth host, the Bluetooth
service estimation method comprising the following steps:
(a) detecting, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, a plurality of data packets transmitted between the Bluetooth
host and a remote Bluetooth device, wherein the plurality of data packets comprises a service packet transmitted from the
remote Bluetooth device to the Bluetooth host;

(b) determining, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, a Bluetooth service type between the Bluetooth host and the
remote Bluetooth device according to contents of the plurality of data packets; and

(c) transmitting, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, the Bluetooth service type to the Wi-Fi host so that the
Wi-Fi host determines a weight of network resources according to the Bluetooth service type and decides a utilization rate
of an antenna according to the weight of the network resources;
wherein step (b) comprises:
(i) determining, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, whether the service packet transmitted between the Bluetooth
host and the remote Bluetooth device is an asynchronous connectionless (ACL) packet according to a data type bit of the service
packet;

(ii) determining, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, that the Bluetooth service type is an ACL service if the
service packet transmitted between the Bluetooth host and the remote Bluetooth device is the ACL packet;

(iii) accumulating, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, a plurality of ACL data packets transmitted between the
Bluetooth host and the remote Bluetooth device if the service estimator determines that the Bluetooth service type is the
ACL service;

(iv) determining, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, that a total data amount of the plurality of ACL data packets
exceeds a data threshold value within a fixed time period; and

(v) determining, by the Bluetooth service estimation apparatus, that the ACL service is one of a Personal Area Network (PAN)
service, a File Transfer Profile (FTP) service and an Object Push Profile (OPP) service if the total data amount of the plurality
of ACL data packets exceeds the data threshold value within the fixed time period.

US Pat. No. 9,501,440

SLAVE CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROGRAMMING A SLAVE CONTROL DEVICE

VOLKSWAGEN AG, Wolfsburg...

1. A slave control device for use in a master/slave bus system comprising:
at least two programs stored in one or more memories in the slave control device, the programs being matched to the different
masters that differ in terms of respective schedule tables in the masters;

wherein at least one distinguishing feature of the schedule tables includes data for at least one message;
wherein the at least one distinguishing feature for each of the different masters is stored in the slave control device
wherein the different masters are detected based on the distinguishing features and the associated program that is loaded
into a program memory or remains loaded in the program memory; and

wherein communication between the master and the slave is only initiated by the master, and the slave control device is configured
to be connected together with different masters.

US Pat. No. 9,503,808

BOUNDARY MICROPHONE AND BOUNDARY MICROPHONE ADAPTER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TE...

1. A boundary microphone comprising:
a unidirectional microphone unit;
a unit holding member formed in a cylindrical shape having a unit accommodating pocket in a peripheral surface thereof to
accommodate the unidirectional microphone unit; and

a boundary plate to which the unit holding member is attached so that an axis of a hollow of the unit holding member is parallel
with a top face of the boundary plate and the unit holding member rotates about the axis, wherein

the unidirectional microphone unit held in the unit holding member includes a front acoustic terminal facing outside of the
peripheral surface of the unit holding member, a sound collection axis intersecting the axis of the hollow of the unit holding
member, and a rear acoustic terminal communicating with outside at both side ends of the hollow via the hollow of the unit
holding member.

US Pat. No. 9,503,468

DETECTING SUSPICIOUS WEB TRAFFIC FROM AN ENTERPRISE NETWORK

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:
generating a database comprising information corresponding to each of multiple connections between one or more destinations
external to an enterprise network and one or more hosts within the enterprise network, wherein said multiple connections occur
over a given period of time, and wherein the information in the database comprises a timestamp corresponding to a respective
connection between a destination external to the enterprise network and a host within the enterprise network;

removing a given destination from the information in the database upon a determination that the given destination has not
been contacted by a host within the enterprise network over a specified duration of time;

processing multiple additional connections between one or more destinations external to the enterprise network and one or
more hosts within the enterprise network with one or more filtering operations to produce one or more filtered connections,
wherein said multiple additional connections occur subsequent to said given period of time, and wherein said processing comprises:

applying a white-list of one or more destinations to said multiple additional connections to preclude one or more of said
multiple additional connections associated with said white-list destinations from said filtered connections;

identifying one or more of said multiple additional connections associated with a user bookmark to preclude from said filtered
connections: and

folding each of said destinations to a second-level sub-domain to filter one or more services employing a random string as
a sub-domain, wherein said one or more services correspond to one or more of said multiple additional connections; and

analyzing said one or more filtered connections against the database to identify, from the one or more filtered connections,
a connection to a destination external to the enterprise network that is not included in the information in the database;

wherein said generating, said removing, said processing, and said analyzing are carried out by at least one computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,502,825

SHUNT FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A shunt for an electrical connector, comprising:
a conductive body having two resilient leg extensions connecting at a hinge, each of said leg extensions terminating at a
tail end opposite said hinge, and each of said leg extensions having at least one contact point on an outer surface thereof
for engaging a contact of the electrical connector,

wherein said leg extensions curve such that said leg extensions diverge from one another at least one portion of said conductive
body, said at least one contact point of each of said leg extensions being located at said at least one portion, and said
leg extensions contact another at tail ends thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,502,361

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH STACKED CHIPS

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A method for fabricating at least one electronic device, comprising a first and a second integrated-circuit chip stacked
on one another, the method comprising:
simultaneously producing, on mounting zones of a mounting face of a first chip by growth or electrodeposition of at least
one metal, a plurality of metal electrical connection pillars and at least one protective metal barrier surrounding a region
of the mounting face;

placing a second chip on the first chip such that a mounting face of the second chip faces the mounting face of the first
chip and the metal electrical connection pillars and the protective metal barrier contact mounting zones of the second chip;

soldering the metal electrical connection pillars and the protective metal barrier to the mounting zones of the second chip,
so that the protective metal barrier delimits a leaktight free space between the first chip and the second chip; and

applying a coating material around the first chip and on a periphery of the mounting face of the second chip, and curing the
coating material so as to produce an encapsulation block;

wherein the protective metal barrier is in a form of at least one open ring defining an opening into the region of the mounting
face and at least one straight portion overlapping an end portion of the at least one open ring and the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,500,849

MICROSCOPE WITH A LIGHT SHEET

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A microscope, comprising:
an illumination device, that together with a first scanning mirror, is configured to generate a sheet of light that illuminates
a sample region;

the sheet of light having an illumination axis X- and a transverse axis Y lying across the illumination axis X, the sheet
of light having an approximately planar extension;

the illumination device, configured to emit illumination light and having two illumination beam paths including a first illumination
beam path and a second illumination beam path;

the first illumination beam path being configured to illuminate the sample region from a first direction on the illumination
axis X and the second illumination beam path being configured to illuminate the sample region from a second opposing direction
on the illumination axis X;

a switching element; and
wherein the switching element alternately switches the illumination light between the first illumination beam path and the
second illumination beam path, or shifts the light sheet in a direction of the detection axis for adjusting or both.

US Pat. No. 9,499,525

DIHYDRATE OF BENZOTHIOPHENE COMPOUND OR OF A SALT THEREOF, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A dihydrate of 7-[4-(4-benzo[b]thiophen-4-yl-piperazin-1yl)butoxy]-1H-quinolin-2-one or of a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,502,595

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING MICRO-LED DEVICES

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A ?LED device comprising:
a substrate and an epitaxial layer grown on the substrate and comprising a semiconductor material, wherein at least a portion
of the substrate and the epitaxial layer define a mesa;

an active layer within the mesa and configured, on application of an electrical current, to generate light for emission through
a light emitting surface of the substrate opposite the mesa,

wherein a crystal lattice structure of the substrate and the epitaxial layer is arranged such that a c-plane of the crystal
lattice structure is misaligned with respect to the light emitting surface, such that one or more 1122 planes of the crystal
lattice structure is at an angle from a normal to the light emitting surface which is less than an angle of total internal
reflection for the ?LED device.

US Pat. No. 9,502,558

LOCAL STRAIN GENERATION IN AN SOI SUBSTRATE

STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLL...

1. A method for making a transistor with a strained channel on a semiconductor on insulator type substrate comprising a support
layer, a surface semiconducting layer and an insulating layer separating the support layer and the surface semiconducting
layer, the method comprising:
a) forming a stencil on the surface semiconducting layer provided with a plurality of openings, at least two openings in the
stencil and at least one stencil block located between the two openings being arranged facing a first zone in the surface
semiconducting layer in which a transistor channel is provided,

b) making regions in the support layer that are not protected by the stencil and are facing the openings and the first zone
of the surface semiconducting layer amorphous, to keep at least one non-amorphised crystalline portion of the support layer,
between two amorphous regions,

c) recrystallizing said amorphous regions to form recrystallised regions in the support layer, recrystallisation being made
such that a mechanical strain is applied on the substrate during this recrystallisation through a stressor layer deposited
on the substrate,

d) removing the stencil and the stressor layer,
e) forming a gate for the transistor on the first zone of the surface semiconducting layer, the gate facing the recrystallised
regions.

US Pat. No. 9,502,338

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH SWITCH NODE INTEGRATED HEAT SPREADER

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
a patterned conductive carrier;
a control FET having a control drain attached to a first segment of said patterned conductive carrier;
a sync FET having a sync source attached to a second segment of said patterned conductive carrier;
a heat spreading conductive plate situated over a control source of said control FET and over a sync drain of said sync FET
so as to couple said control source and said sync drain to a switch node segment of said patterned conductive carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,501,410

PROVIDING LOCAL CACHE COHERENCY IN A SHARED STORAGE ENVIRONMENT

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A computer implemented method in a shared storage server for providing cache coherency within a cluster of multiple nodes,
the method comprising:
communicating with a cache coherency instance at each of the multiple nodes of the cluster, wherein
the each of the multiple nodes comprises a local cache that is configured to cache shared storage content of the shared storage
server,

each local cache is only accessible by the each node with which the each local cache is associated, and
the shared storage content is accessible by the multiple nodes of the cluster;
receiving one or more updates sent from the cache coherency instance executing on the each of the multiple nodes, wherein
the one or more updates represent one or more operations that are configured to access the shared storage content, when performed
by the each node, and

each of the one or more updates is sent from a corresponding cache coherency instance after a predetermined number of operations
are performed by the each node;

monitoring attempts to access the shared storage content by the each of the multiple nodes of the cluster based on the updates;
tracking statuses of the local caches of the multiple nodes of the cluster by determining whether an access attempt at a node
affects the status of the local cache associated with the node and each of the other local caches of the other nodes in the
cluster,

wherein
the access attempt comprises one or more accesses that modify the shared storage content and one or more accesses that do
not modify the shared storage content, and

each status stored in the shared storage server indicates whether the each local cache has a current version of each portion
of shared storage content; and

upon a subsequent access attempt by one node of the multiple nodes to a portion of the shared storage content in the local
cache associated with the one node:

accessing a specific portion of shared storage content from the local cache associated with the one node, if a determination
is made from the statuses stored in the shared storage server that the current version of the specific portion of shared storage
content is stored in the local cache associated with the one node, and

accessing the specific portion of shared storage content from the shared storage server, if a determination is made from the
statuses that the current version of the specific portion of shared storage content is not stored on the local cache associated
with the one node.

US Pat. No. 9,504,106

COMPENSATING FOR A REVERSE RECOVERY TIME PERIOD OF A BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR (BJT) IN SWITCH-MODE OPERATION OF A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (LED)-BASED BULB

CIRRUS LOGIC, INC., Aust...

1. A method comprising:
switching on a control signal to operate a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) for a first time period to charge an energy storage
device;

switching off the control signal to operate the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) for a second time period to discharge the
energy storage device to a load;

repeating the steps of switching on and switching off the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) to output a desired average current
to the load; and

dynamically adjusting the repeating of the switching on and the switching off to maintain the desired average current to the
load by compensating for a reverse recovery time period of the bipolar junction transistor (BJT).

US Pat. No. 9,504,028

BLIND DETECTION MODE DETERMINATION METHOD, BLIND DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method of determining a blind detection mode comprising:
an evolved Node B, eNB, determining a blind Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel, E-PDCCH, detection mode of a User
Equipment, UE, in a sub-frame according to system configuration information, and a blind detection capability of the UE; and

the eNB notifying the UE of the determined blind E-PDCCH detection mode of the UE in the sub-frame;
wherein the eNB determining the blind E-PDCCH detection mode of the UE in the sub-frame according to the system configuration
information, and the blind detection capability of the UE comprises:

the eNB determining a set of Enhanced-Control Channel Element, E-CCE, aggregation levels, at which the UE needs to perform
blind E-PDCCH detection in the sub-frame, according to the system configuration information, and the blind detection capability
of the UE; and

the eNB determining a number of times, that blind detection is performed, corresponding to each E-CCE aggregation level in
the set of E-CCE aggregation levels.

US Pat. No. 9,503,956

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING COMMUNICATIONS ORIGINATING FROM A NON-TERRESTRIAL NETWORK

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of processing communication requests, the method comprising:
receiving, by a data center, a communication request that is (1) initiated by a communication application installed on a first
electronic device connected to a non-terrestrial network and (2) intended for a destination electronic device, the communication
request comprising an identification of the first electronic device, wherein the identification of the first electronic device
is an international mobile subscriber identify (IMSI), and wherein the communication request is received via a connection
with the first electronic device initiated using a digital certificate previously issued by the data center to the first electronic
device when the communication application was registered with the data center;

using, by a processor, the identification of the first electronic device to identify a subscription identification associated
with the first electronic device, wherein the subscription identification associated with the first electronic device is a
mobile subscriber integrated services for digital network (MSISDN) number;

modifying, by the processor, the communication request to replace, in an origin field of the communication request, the identification
of the first electronic device with the subscription identification associated with the first electronic device; and

transmitting the communication request that was modified to a service provider network for delivery to the destination electronic
device.

US Pat. No. 9,503,686

REVIEW BUCKET FOR VIDEO CONFERENCES

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for providing a discussion topic reviewing tool, the system comprising:
a video conferencing apparatus including a processor, a memory, a first display in communication with the processor, a video
camera in communication with the processor, a speaker in communication with the processor, and a microphone in communication
with the processor; and

a video conferencing module stored in the memory, comprising executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause
the processor to:

initiate presentation on the first display a review bucket configured to receive from a customer a plurality of discussion
topics for use in a video conference communication session between the customer and a business agent that represents a particular
entity;

receive from the customer, within the review bucket, an identifier associated with a first discussion topic that the customer
is interested in discussing during the video conference communication session;

initiate transmission of the first discussion topic to the business agent via an agent-implemented apparatus, the agent-implemented
apparatus comprising a second display;

initiate a video conference communication session between the customer and the business agent to discuss the first discussion
topic transmitted to the business agent;

present the review bucket on the first display, wherein the review bucket is configured to be dynamically positioned about
the first display in one or more non-fixed orientations by the customer, wherein the review bucket is configured to allow
both the customer and the business agent to view, edit, reorder and remove discussion topics within the review bucket in real
time;

present a replication of the review bucket on the second display;
receive from the customer during the video conference communication session, within the review bucket, one or more identifiers
associated with one or more second discussion topics from the plurality of discussion topics; and

place the one or more identifiers associated with the one or more second discussion topics in a video conference communication
queue based on at least an order in which the one or more second discussion topics are received, wherein the order is determined
by the customer.

US Pat. No. 9,501,486

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING UNINTENDED DATA LOSS DURING DATA RESTORATION

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A computer-implemented method for preventing unintended data loss during data restoration, at least a portion of the method
being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
detecting an attempt by a user to restore data to a storage system;
analyzing, after detecting the attempt, an effect of restoring the data to the storage system on a collateral backup that
was created subsequent to a point in time to which the user is attempting to restore the data, wherein the collateral backup
comprises indispensable data;

determining, based on the analysis, that the user may unintentionally lose the indispensable data by determining that restoring
the data to the storage system will destroy an ability to restore the indispensable data from the collateral backup;

informing, in response to the determination, the user that the ability to restore the indispensable data from the collateral
backup will be destroyed by restoring the data to the storage system;

enabling, after the determination and before the data is restored, the user to perform a remedial action on the collateral
backup to preserve the indispensable data in order to prevent unintentional data loss.

US Pat. No. 9,504,103

DRIVING A MULTI-COLOR LUMINAIRE

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A lighting system, comprising:
a temperature sensor circuit configured to generate a temperature sense signal;
a duty cycle generator circuit configured to receive the temperature sense signal and generate a pulse width modulated (PWM)
signal having a duty cycle that changes in response to changes in temperature as indicated by the temperature sense signal;
and

an array of solid state light sources comprising a plurality of strings of solid state light sources, wherein at least one
string of solid state light sources in the plurality of strings of solid state light sources is operatively coupled to a switch
controlled by the PWM signal, wherein the switch controls current flow through the plurality of strings of solid state light
sources;

wherein the duty cycle generator comprises:
a duty-cycle-to-voltage conversion stage to convert the PWM signal to a DC voltage;
an error amp configured to provide negative feedback to regulate the DC voltage;
a ramp generator configured to generate a periodic ramp signal; and
a comparator configured to receive both the output of the error amp and the ramp signal as inputs and to generate the PWM
signal therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,502,257

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE HAVING ASYMMETRICAL CONTROL GATES SURROUNDING A FLOATING GATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A non-volatile memory device, the device comprising:
a floating gate insulating layer disposed on a substrate;
a floating gate insulated from the substrate by the floating gate insulating layer;
a first dielectric region formed perpendicular to the floating gate insulating layer on a first sidewall of the floating gate;
a second dielectric region formed perpendicular to the floating gate insulating layer on a second sidewall of the floating
gate;

a first control gate at a side of the first dielectric region on the first sidewall of the floating gate distal from the floating
gate; and

a second control gate at a side of the second dielectric region on the second sidewall of the floating gate distal from the
floating gate,

wherein the first control gate and the second control gate are in contact with each other, a second width of the second control
gate is wider than a first width of the first control gate, and the first width extends perpendicularly from the side of the
first dielectric region in a direction that is opposite to a direction in which the second width extends from the side of
the second dielectric region and is parallel to a direction of a channel.

US Pat. No. 9,500,805

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE TO BE CARRIED BY A SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF PARALLEL STRIPS OF ALTERNATING CONDUCTIVITY TYPES AND RELATED METHODS

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. An optical waveguide to be carried by a semiconductor material comprising:
first and second adjacent waveguide portions; and
a plurality of parallel strips of alternating conductivity types between the first and second adjacent waveguide portions
and defining a plurality of opposing bipolar junctions, said plurality of parallel strips being doped over an entire height
of the first and second adjacent waveguide portions, said plurality of parallel strips being configured transversely to define
a longitudinal narrowed conductive zone between the first and second adjacent waveguide portions.

US Pat. No. 9,500,685

HANDLING RESONANCES IN A POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. A method for handling resonances in a resonance handling device of a power transmission system, the method comprising:
in the resonance handling device:
obtaining system measurements from measurement devices in the power transmission system;
applying the measurements in at least one state space model of the system;
determining modal resonance frequencies in the system based on application of the system measurements in said state space
model;

determining modal activity of at least one of the resonance frequencies; and
outputting a control signal for counteracting power oscillations to the power transmission system based on the determined
modal activity of at least one of the resonance frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,500,588

FLOW CELL MODULES AND LIQUID SAMPLE ANALYZERS AND METHODS INCLUDING SAME

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A liquid sample analyzer comprising:
a liquid sample source;
a flow cell configured to receive a flow of a liquid sample from the liquid sample source;
an optical device; and
a plurality of optical fibers optically connecting the flow cell to the optical device to transmit light between the flow
cell and the optical device;

wherein the plurality of optical fibers are configured as a fiber optic bundle having a terminal end coupled to the flow cell;
and

wherein:
each of the optical fibers includes an optical fiber end face;
the optical fiber end faces collectively form a fiber bundle end face at the terminal end of the fiber optic bundle; and
the fiber bundle end face is terminated at the flow cell to transmit light to or from the flow cell through the fiber bundle
end face.

US Pat. No. 9,503,217

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RELEASING MEDIA STREAMS FROM A COMMUNICATION SERVER

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method, comprising:
establishing a first call leg between a first communication device and a communication server having a telephony controller
for controlling a hardware media processor;

establishing a second call leg between a second communication device and the communication server, the first and second call
legs for carrying a media stream between the first and second communication devices, the media stream initially intended for
processing by the hardware media processor;

determining that processing the media stream initially does not require use of the hardware media processor;
transferring the media stream from the communication server to a release server for processing based at least in part on determining
that processing the media stream initially does not require use of the hardware media;

while the media stream is being processed by the release server, determining that processing the media stream now requires
use of the hardware media processor, comprising detecting a signal that represents a functionality of the hardware media processor
that the release server lacks; and

in response to determining that processing the media stream now requires use of the hardware media processor, transferring
the media stream from the release server back to the communication server.

US Pat. No. 9,502,985

TRANSFORMER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

POWER INTEGRATIONS LIMITE...

1. A switched mode power converter (SMPC) comprising:
a primary side;
a secondary side;
an isolation transformer for power transfer from the primary side to the secondary side of the SMPC, the isolation transformer
including:

a primary-side winding coupled to receive power from a primary side input of the SMPC, and
a secondary-side winding coupled to provide power to a secondary-side output of the SMPC;
a primary-side power switch;
a primary-side power switch controller configured to control the power transfer of the SMPC by controlling the switching of
the primary-side power switch between an ON state and an OFF state, wherein during at least some switching cycles a time during
which the primary-side power switch is in the OFF state includes a first portion during which current flows from the secondary-side
winding to the secondary-side output and a second portion during which substantially zero current flows from the secondary-side
winding to the secondary-side output, wherein the second portion of the time during which the primary-side power switch is
in the OFF state includes an idle ring triggered by a transition from the first portion to the second portion; and

a communication circuit for data communication between the primary side and the secondary side, wherein the communication
circuit comprises:

a secondary-side communication switch coupled to the secondary-side winding,
a secondary-side communication controller to control switching of the secondary-side communication switch to modulate the
idle ring of the isolation transformer and thereby communicate data, and

a primary-side detector coupled to detect data communicated from the secondary-side winding.

US Pat. No. 9,502,584

VERTICAL DIODE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Vanguard International Se...

1. A vertical diode, comprising:
a substrate;
a high-voltage N-type well region formed in the substrate, wherein the high-voltage N-type well region extends from a top
surface of the substrate downward to a depth, and wherein the high-voltage N-type well region has a first N-type dopant concentration;

two P-doped regions formed in the high-voltage N-type well region, wherein the P-doped regions are spaced apart from each
other;

an N-type well region formed in the high-voltage N-type well region, wherein the N-type well region has a second N-type dopant
concentration that is higher than the first N-type dopant concentration;

an N-type heavily doped region formed in the N-type well region, wherein the N-type heavily doped region has a third N-type
dopant concentration that is higher than the second N-type dopant concentration;

a plurality of isolation structures formed on the top surface of the substrate to define an anode region and a cathode region,
wherein the anode region exposes the P-doped regions and the high-voltage N-type well region between the P-doped regions,
and wherein the cathode region exposes the N-type heavily doped region;

a bottom N-type implanted region formed under the high-voltage N-type well region corresponding to the anode region, wherein
the bottom N-type implanted region directly contacts the high-voltage N-type well region;

an anode electrode electrically connected to the P-doped regions and the high-voltage N-type well region between the P-doped
regions;

a cathode electrode electrically connected to the N-type heavily doped region; and
wherein a height of the bottom N-type implanted region is 5-15% of the depth of the high-voltage N-type well region.
US Pat. No. 9,500,661

METHODS USEFUL FOR VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND RELATED DISORDERS

OPKO RENAL, LLC, Miami, ...

1. A method of diagnosing and treating catabolism-related vitamin D deficiency or a susceptibility thereto in a patient having
Chronic Kidney Disease, comprising:
requesting a test providing the results of a measurement, direct or indirect, of a patient's CYP24 expression and/or activity,
wherein abnormally elevated CYP24 expression and/or activity indicates a susceptibility for catabolism-related vitamin D deficiency,
wherein the test comprises measuring the level of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) in the patient as a proxy for the level
of CYP24 expression and/or activity, wherein a level of FGF23 greater than the upper value of the normal range indicates abnormally
elevated CYP24 expression; and

administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable formulation comprising a CYP24 inhibitor to the patient
in response to abnormally elevated CYP24 expression and/or activity to treat or prevent catabolism-related vitamin D deficiency
defined as a total serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D below 30 ng/mL.

US Pat. No. 9,504,161

SOLUTION AND PROCESS FOR THE PRE-TREATMENT OF COPPER SURFACES USING AN N-ALKOXYLATED ADHESION-PROMOTING COMPOUND

ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GMBH,...

1. A solution, comprising:
a) hydrogen peroxide;
b) an acid;
c) a nitrogen-containing, five-membered, heterocyclic compound; and
d) a lactam or a polyamide, which is connected at one or more of its nitrogen atoms with at least one residue of formula (I):

wherein:
n is an integer from 1 to 100;
R1 is hydrogen or a hydrocarbon residue with 1 to 6 carbon atoms;

R2 is hydrogen or a hydrocarbon residue with 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and

each R1 and R2 in a —(CHR1—CHR2—O)— moiety is selected independently of each R1 and R2 in another —(CHR1—CHR2—O)— moiety;

with the proviso that the compound of c) is not connected at any of its nitrogen atoms with a residue of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 9,503,990

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING UPLINK POWER CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB...

1. A method of controlling transmit power of uplink channels in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
configuring, for a user equipment (UE), a primary serving cell on which a first uplink control channel is transmitted from
the UE, the first uplink control channel comprising uplink control information of the primary serving cell;

configuring, for the UE, a secondary serving cell on which a second uplink control channel is transmitted from the UE, the
second uplink control channel comprising uplink control information of the secondary serving cell;

configuring a first Transmit Power Control (TPC) command and a second TPC command in a single TPC command group, the first
TPC command being associated with transmit power of the uplink control information of the primary serving cell, the second
TPC command being associated with transmit power of the uplink control information of the secondary serving cell;

scrambling downlink control information based on an identifier associated with a TPC, the downlink control information comprising
the single TPC command group;

transmitting, to the UE, a downlink control channel comprising the scrambled downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 9,503,811

DIGITAL MICROPHONE AND POSITION-TO-FREQUENCY CONVERTER

Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-Te...

1. A digital microphone comprising:
a cavity resonator operatable in a micrometer, millimeter, or electromagnetic waveband, the cavity resonator comprising a
metal wall comprising a conductive membrane that vibrates in response to incident acoustic waves and converts vibration of
the membrane into a resonance frequency of the cavity resonator;

an FM-signal generator that modulates the resonance frequency of the cavity resonator in response to the vibration of the
membrane and outputs FM signals from a position on the cavity resonator other than the membrane; and

a ??-modulated-signal generator that generates ??-modulated signals from the FM signals.

US Pat. No. 9,503,799

HANDHELD MICROPHONE WITH A NOTCH FILTER AND A HIGH PASS FILTER

Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-Te...

1. A handheld microphone including a microphone unit supported with a vibration insulator on a microphone case,
the handheld microphone comprising a filter circuit for filtering output signals from the microphone unit;
the filter circuit comprising a notch filter connected to an output terminal of the microphone unit, and a high-pass filter
connected downstream of the notch filter and outputting filtered signals from the microphone unit,

wherein the notch filter is a passive filter,
wherein the high-pass filter is an active filter, and
wherein the filter circuit absorbs vibratory noise from the vibration insulator and frequency response characteristics in
a main sound pick up band are substantially flat.

US Pat. No. 9,502,633

METHOD FOR CURRENT-CONTROLLING AT LEAST ONE PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR OF A FUEL INJECTOR OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for controlling at least one piezoelectric actuator of a fuel injector for an internal combustion engine of a
vehicle, said at least one piezoelectric actuator acting on a valve to open or close said injector, respectively allowing
or preventing the injection of fuel into a combustion chamber of the engine, said method being applied by an engine control
unit on-board the vehicle in operation and comprising the following steps:
from a request for opening of a given injector sent by the engine control unit, defining a specific electrical control time
(Telec) for the injector corresponding to a specific quantity of fuel to be injected as a function of the engine torque and
speed to be attained, application to the piezoelectric actuator of a first nominal electrical charge (Qc1) necessary for opening the injector, called the nominal control charge (Qc1), according to a nominal current (Icc1), as a function of the torque required and the engine speed, so as to open the valve means of the injector for the injection
of said specific quantity of fuel into the combustion chamber,

application to the piezoelectric actuator of at least one second electrical charge (Qp1), called the polarization charge (Qp1), in addition to said nominal control charge (Qc1), on said nominal control charge (Qc1) after application thereof and before a step of commanding a closure of the injector, so as to polarize the piezoelectric
actuator during an opening phase of the injector and during the injection of said specific quantity of fuel into the combustion
chamber,

commanding the closure of the injector so as to stop the injection of said specific quantity of fuel by application to the
piezoelectric actuator of at least one electrical discharge (Qdp1, Qdc1), so as to close the valve means,
wherein the step of application of said electrical polarization charge (Qp1) comprises a prior step of increasing the value of the polarization charge current (Icp1) applied to the piezoelectric actuator, to a value greater than that of the nominal current (Icc1) of the nominal control charge (Qc1).

US Pat. No. 9,502,510

HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS FOR IMPROVED RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) PERFORMANCE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A heterojunction bipolar transistor comprising:
a collector;
a base formed over the collector such that a base-collector junction is formed between the base and the collector, wherein
the base-collector junction is configured to become forward-biased at a first turn-on voltage; and

an emitter formed over the base such that a base-emitter junction is formed between the base and the emitter, wherein the
base-emitter junction is configured to become forward-biased at a second turn-on voltage, which is lower than the first turn-on
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,502,395

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE HAVING VERTICALLY STACKED DRIVER IC

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A semiconductor package comprising:
a control carrier having a die side and an opposite input/output (I/O) side;
a control FET attached to said die side of said control carrier;
a driver integrated circuit (IC) for driving said control FET, said driver IC situated over said control FET and electrically
coupled to said control FET by at least one conductive buildup layer.

US Pat. No. 9,501,473

WORKFLOW PROCESS WITH TEMPORARY STORAGE RESOURCE RESERVATION

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
detecting a request for a storage resource, wherein
the request is generated by a requester;
in response to detection of the request and prior to approval of the request:
selecting a storage resource from a pool of available storage resources, wherein the selected storage resource will be allocated
to the requester if the approval is given and

reserving the selected storage resource, wherein
the reserving comprises setting a flag indicating that the selected storage resource is reserved,
the reserving removes the selected storage resource from the pool of available storage resources,
the requester cannot access the selected storage resource until the request is approved, and
any storage resource not in the pool of available storage resources is not available for subsequent requests;
subsequent to the reserving, but prior to approving the request, returning the selected storage resource to the pool of available
storage resources, wherein

the returning is performed in response to receiving a second request indicating that a higher-priority requester requires
the selected storage resource; and

approving the second request, wherein
the approval is granted by an approver, and
the approver is not the requester.

US Pat. No. 9,501,039

WATCH INCLUDING A BEZEL AND METHOD OF ATTACHING SUCH BEZEL

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A watch comprising:
a crystal having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a middle part which, along with the crystal, delimits a watch case, a portion of the bottom surface of the crystal only abutting
on a shoulder arranged in the watch middle part to which the crystal is bonded; and

a bezel ultrasonically welded both to the crystal and to the watch middle part,
wherein a first annular collar is arranged on the middle part and a second annular collar is provided on the bezel,
wherein the first annular collar is located at a position where the bezel abuts against middle part, and the second annular
collar is located on a bottom surface of the bezel at a position where the bezel abuts against the top surface of crystal,

wherein the first and second annular collars area supply of matter that is consumed during the ultrasonic welding, and
wherein a digital display device is fixed to the bottom surface of the crystal.

US Pat. No. 9,500,764

SCANNING IMAGING SYSTEMS

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A scanning imaging system, comprising:
a transportation apparatus configured to transport an inspected object in a transportation direction;
a first imaging system comprising a first ray generator and first detectors;
a second imaging system arranged on the downstream of the first imaging system in the transportation direction, the second
imaging system comprising a second ray generator and second detectors, wherein a distance between a ray beam from the first
ray generator of the first imaging system and a ray beam from the second ray generator of the second imaging system in the
transportation direction is roughly L;

an encoder configured to output a signal whenever the transportation apparatus travels a predetermined distance D;
an encoding counter module configured to count the output signal of the encoder; and
a controller configured to acquire, based on a count value of the encoding counter module, a correspondence relationship between
data in a position of the inspected object in the transportation direction which is collected by the first imaging system
and data in the position of the inspected object in the transportation direction which is collected by the second imaging
system, wherein a difference between a count value of the encoder corresponding to the data in the position which is collected
by the first imaging system and a count value of the encoder corresponding to the data in the position which is collected
by the second imaging system is roughly L/D.

US Pat. No. 9,504,186

HEATPIPE IMBEDDED COLDPLATE ENHANCING IGBT HEAT SPREADING

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A cold plate for a power circuit, the power circuit including a plurality of transistors, each transistor of the plurality
of transistors including a plurality of dies, the cold plate comprising:
a liquid cooling system,
the liquid cooling system including a plurality of cooling channels,
each of the plurality of cooling channels being aligned with at least one die of the plurality of dies, and
a heat sink associated with each of the plurality of cooling channels; and a plurality of heat pipes,
at least one of the plurality of heat pipes being aligned, substantially in parallel, with at least one of the plurality of
cooling channels and at least one die of the plurality of dies,

each of the plurality of heat pipes including a wick lining an interior of the heat pipe, a vapor flow area, and a fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,503,689

IMMERSIVE TELEPRESENCE ANYWHERE

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. An immersive telepresence conferencing peripheral comprising:
a housing incorporating one or more cameras, pico-projectors, speakers, and microphones, a power interface, and at least one
conferencing device interface configured to operatively couple the conferencing peripheral to a secondary device running conferencing
software;

wherein the conferencing peripheral is controllable by the conferencing software to:
operate the one or more cameras and microphones to capture audio and video of one or more near-end conference participants
for communication to one or more far-end conference participants via a media conference established by the conferencing software
on the secondary device;

operate the one or more speakers to deliver audio of one or more far-end conference participants received via the media conference;
and

operate the one or more pico-projectors to display images of the one or more far-end conference participants received via
the media conference such that the one or more far-end conference participants are rendered at substantially true size on
a display surface located at a reasonable social distance from the one or more near-end conference participants.

US Pat. No. 9,503,201

ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC CHANNEL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION USING ADAPTIVE TRANSDUCER ARRAYS

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC IN...

1. A method of acoustical transmission of at least one of power, instructions, and data through an acoustic-electric channel
using piezoelectric transducer arrays, the method comprising:
providing a channel medium for passing acoustical transmissions, the channel medium comprising a first surface and a second
surface, the channel medium being capable of transmitting acoustical energy there through;

providing a send arrangement coupled to the first surface and a receive arrangement coupled to the second surface, and wherein
the send and receive arrangements are positioned at least partially on opposite sides of the same region of the channel medium;

wherein the send arrangement comprises a send array which is coupled to the first surface;
wherein the send array comprises a plurality of send elements, and wherein each send element comprises a transducer and can
be controlled independently of other send elements in the same array;

wherein the receive arrangement comprises at least one receive transducer which may optionally be an element within a receive
array;

optimizing at least the send array, wherein the optimization process comprises:
sending a plurality of transmissions using different combinations of send elements while maintaining the same transmission
power,

detecting the plurality of transmissions sent by the different combinations of send elements using the at least one receive
transducer of the receive arrangement,

determining which of the tested combinations of send elements resulted in the strongest received transmission being received
at the receive arrangement,

activating the send elements in the combination which resulted in the strongest received transmission, and deactivating the
remaining elements of the send array;

after the array has been optimized, sending transmissions from the send arrangement using the activated elements of the send
array, and receiving said transmissions using the at least on receive transducer.

US Pat. No. 9,502,980

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN AVERAGE OUTPUT INDUCTOR CURRENT INDICATOR

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A circuit for producing an average output inductor current indicator in a voltage converter, said circuit configured to:
start a counter when a high side power switch turns on;
sense a sample current through an output inductor of said voltage converter after said high side power switch turns off and
when a low side power switch is on;

register a first count of said counter when said low side power switch turns off;
register a second count of said counter when said high side power switch subsequently turns on;
produce said average output inductor current indicator based on said sample current and said first and second counts of said
counter.

US Pat. No. 9,502,709

TERMINAL STRUCTURE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND SECONDARY BATTERY

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A terminal structure for a secondary battery including an electrode group including a plurality of electrodes each having
a tab and stacked via a separator, the terminal structure comprising:
a terminal including a terminal portion and a terminal body portion; and
at least one pressing member attached to the terminal body portion using two or more fasteners each including a bolt and a
nut, and configured to hold a stacked current collecting plate group in a sandwiched manner between the pressing member and
the terminal body portion, the stacked current collecting plate group being formed by stacking a plurality of current collecting
plates to which the tabs of the electrodes of the same polarity are welded, wherein:

the two or more fasteners are provided such that the bolts extend in a stacking direction of the current collecting plates
in the stacked current collecting plate group and one or more of the fasteners are located in each of two attachment regions
spaced apart at a predetermined interval;

the terminal body portion has at least one opposed surface that faces the pressing member;
the pressing member has an opposed surface that faces the terminal body portion; and
at least one of the opposed surface of the terminal body portion and the opposed surface of the pressing member has a projecting
surface to project toward the other of the opposed surfaces of the terminal body portion and the pressing member in a region
located between the two attachment regions. a terminal including a terminal portion and a terminal body portion;

the projecting surface is provided on one of the opposed surfaces of the terminal body portion and the pressing member;
a projecting length of the projecting surface from a non-projecting surface of the one of the opposed surfaces of the terminal
body portion and the pressing member is 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm;

the projecting surface has an area that is 60% to 80% of an area of the opposed surfaces of the terminal body portion and
the pressing member;

the projecting surface is a continuous surface;
the plurality of current collecting plates are each formed with through holes through which the bolts pass;
the at least one opposed surface of the terminal body portion comprises two opposed surfaces of the terminal body portion
that are opposite to each other in the stacking direction;

the at least one pressing member comprises two pressing members respectively provided to face the two opposed surfaces of
the terminal body portion;

a predetermined number of the plurality of tabs of the plurality of electrodes of the same polarity in the electrode group
are welded to each of the plurality of current collecting plates, and the plurality of current collecting plates are divided
into two groups and stacked to constitute two stacked current collecting plate groups;

one of the stacked current collecting plate groups is held in a sandwiched manner between one of the opposed surfaces of the
terminal body portion and one of the pressing members, and the remaining one of the stacked current collecting plate groups
is held in a sandwiched manner between the remaining one of the opposed surfaces of the terminal body portion and the remaining
one of the pressing members;

the terminal body portion is formed with a plurality of through holes that each open in the two surfaces of the terminal body
portion;

the two pressing members are each formed with a plurality of through holes aligned with the plurality of through holes formed
in the terminal body portion;

the bolts having threaded portions at both ends are disposed to pass through the through holes formed in the terminal body
portion and the through holes formed in the pressing members; and

the nuts are screwed with both ends of the bolts;
the at least one pressing member is formed from aluminum, titanium, iron, nickel, copper, zinc, silver, cadmium, or tin, and
have a thickness of 5 mm to 7 mm in the stacking direction; and

the at least one pressing member, the stacked current collecting plate groups, and the terminal portion are welded to each
other.

US Pat. No. 9,502,264

METHOD FOR SELECTIVE OXIDE REMOVAL

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method for removing oxide selectively to a material comprising at least silicon and at least nitrogen, the method comprising:
(a) providing in a reactor a structure having a surface comprising a region, wherein said region comprises a material comprising
at least silicon and at least nitrogen;

(b) providing on said structure an oxide layer overlying at least a part of said region; and
(c) removing said oxide layer selective to said material by etching, thereby exposing at least a part of said at least overlaid
part of said region, wherein said etching is performed with an etchant gas comprising boron in the presence of a voltage bias
lower than 30 V that is applied to the structure.

US Pat. No. 9,501,566

USER INTERFACE FOR TRANSPARENT CONCEPT SEARCH

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, from an input device, an input phrase defining an initial scope of a concept search;
identifying, by a processing device, a plurality of concept terms related to the input phrase in view of an analysis of documents
in a data set;

determining, by the processing device, a relevance score for each of the plurality of concept terms;
determining, by the processing device, a set of concept terms from the plurality of concept terms that have a relevance score
that exceeds a threshold value;

displaying the set of concept terms at a first section of a graphical user interface (GUI);
displaying the input phrase at a second section of the GUI;
receiving, from the input device, a selection of a concept term from the set of concept terms;
displaying, in the second section of the GUI, a visual representation of a relationship between the selected concept term
and the input phrase in response to the selection of the concept term;

identifying, by the processing device, one or more of the documents related to the selection of the concept term and the input
phrase;

displaying, in a third section of the GUI, a count of the one or more documents related to the selection of the concept term
and the input phrase;

receiving, from the input device, a selection of an additional concept term from the set of concept terms;
identifying, by the processing device, one or more of the documents related to the selected concept term, the input phrase,
and the additional concept term;

updating the visual representation to indicate a relationship between the selected concept term, the additional concept term,
and the input phrase; and

displaying the one or more documents to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,503,619

ARRANGEMENT FOR AN IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE IN A VEHICLE

CALESCO FOIL, Kolback (S...

1. An arrangement for an image recording device in a vehicle, comprising;
an image recording device for recording image data;
a carrier part which to be positioned on the vehicle with a front side of the carrier part on or in front of an inner side
of a vehicle window;

a holder for holding the image recording device, the holder being coupled to the carrier part so an optical recording axis
of the image recording device is directed into an area in front of the front side of the carrier part; and

a heating device formed so thermal radiation produced by the heating device is emitted in a direction of the area in front
of the front side of the carrier part such that a viewing area of the image recording device through the vehicle window is
not obscured or impaired by misting or icing up, wherein the heating device is arranged to be activated in such a way that
radiant power per unit area or unit length is different for two different portions of area or portions of length, wherein
the radiant power radiates heat to differing degrees in dependence on a radiating position and/or radiating direction, and

wherein the heating device is arranged on a baffle plate coupled to the carrier part, the heating device is formed on the
baffle plate in the form of a strip, in the manner of a matrix or two-dimensionally.

US Pat. No. 9,503,017

INFRASTRUCTURE-GRADE INTEGRATED VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR (VCO) WITH LINEAR TUNING CHARACTERISTICS AND LOW PHASE NOISE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A capacitor array comprising:
a capacitor array element including an NFET switch coupled to a capacitor to form a first node;
a DC pedestal and a voltage swing reduction circuit comprising:
a first filter having a first filter input and a first filter output, the first filter input coupled to the first node;
a second filter having a second filter input and a second filter output;
a transmission gate coupled to the first filter output and the second filter input;
a pedestal switch coupled to the second filter output; and
wherein the transmission gate and the pedestal switch are configured to be on when the NFET switch is off.

US Pat. No. 9,502,759

ANTENNA COVER AND PLASMA GENERATING DEVICE USING SAME

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. An antenna cover for covering a surface of an antenna provided in a plasma chamber and exciting an electric field with
a high frequency to an inner portion of the plasma chamber,
wherein the thickness of the antenna cover in at least one direction orthogonal to the surface of the antenna is dependent
on a position on the surface, such that space dependency of an electric potential on an external surface of the antenna cover
decreases, the thickness of the antenna cover being a dimension between an internal surface of the antenna cover facing to
the surface of the antenna and the external surface of the antenna cover.

US Pat. No. 9,502,398

COMPOSITE DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED DIODE

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A composite semiconductor device comprising:
a diode including an anode and a cathode;
a transition body formed over said cathode, said transition body including a plurality of semiconductor layers;
a transistor formed over said transition body, said transistor including a source and a drain;
said source being connected to said diode by a first electrical connector, wherein said first electrical connector is selected
from the group consisting of a conductive metal clip, a conductive ribbon, and a bond wire;

said drain being connected to said diode by a second electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,501,787

DELIVERING OPTIONS FOR TAILORED CONTENT

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying, by a computer-based system, tailored content based upon consumer preferences and based upon consumer browsing
information of a magazine,

wherein the consumer preferences are ranked based upon highest percentage, spending amount, frequency of a behavior, and a
weighting factor;

modifying, by the computer-based system, the magazine based upon the tailored content,
supplementing, by the computer-based system, the magazine with tailored options;
embedding, by the computer-based system, the tailored content with at least one of a hyperlink or a uniform resource locator
(URL) for each tailored option of the tailored content, the at least one of hyperlink or URL configured to cause retrieval,
by a browser, of a website associated with the respective tailored option; and

receiving, by the computer-based system, a selection of the tailored options.

US Pat. No. 9,501,120

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT OF UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE CIRCUIT

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A power supply circuit comprising:
a first resistor, a second resistor, a third resistor, a fourth resistor, a fifth resistor, and a sixth resistor;
a first capacitor;
a first electronic switch comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, wherein the control terminal
is configured to receive a control signal, the first terminal is coupled to a standby power supply through the first resistor
and the second resistor, the standby power supply is also coupled to ground through the third resistor and the first capacitor,
a node between the third resistor and the first capacitor is coupled to a node between the first resistor and the second resistor,
and the second terminal is coupled to ground;

a second electronic switch comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, wherein the control terminal
is coupled to the node between the first resistor and the second resistor, the first terminal is coupled to the standby power
supply through the fourth resistor, the first terminal is also coupled to ground through the fifth resistor, and the second
terminal is coupled to ground through the sixth resistor; and

a third electronic switch comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, wherein the control terminal
is coupled to the second terminal of the second electronic switch, the first terminal is coupled to a power supply, and the
second terminal is coupled to ground, the second terminal is also coupled to a power pin of a USB interface;

wherein when the power supply is powered off, the control signal is a low level signal and the first electronic switch is
turned off, when the power supply is powered on, the control signal is a high level signal and the first electronic switch
is turned on; wherein in response to the control terminal of the second electronic switch receiving a low level signal, the
second electronic switch is turned on, and the third electronic switch is turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,501,057

VELOCITY CONTROL FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

SZ DJI Technology Co., Lt...

1. A system for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle within an environment, the system comprising:
one or more sensors carried on the unmanned aerial vehicle and configured to receive sensor data of the environment; and
one or more processors individually or collectively configured to:
select, based on the sensor data, a first set of operating rules for the unmanned aerial vehicle,
receive user input indicating a second set of operating rules for the unmanned aerial vehicle,
select one of the first or second sets of operating rules to be used to control the unmanned aerial vehicle,
receive a signal indicating a desired movement of the unmanned aerial vehicle in said environment, and
cause the unmanned aerial vehicle to move in accordance with the signal while complying with the selected one of the first
or second sets of operating rules.

US Pat. No. 9,500,491

METHOD FOR POSITION DETERMINATION

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for determining a position of a motor vehicle, comprising:
determining on a digital road map the position of the motor vehicle on a roadway by way of satellite-based positioning (GPS),
wherein the roadway has at least one road sign located at a known relative distance from a reference point having a known
geographic position and the roadway is an interstate highway,

determining on the digital map a virtual route to be traveled by the motor vehicle to the reference point along the roadway,
optically capturing with a camera located in or on the vehicle the at least one road sign having distance information showing
the relative distance, wherein the road sign is captured, while driving, at a first time instance and the position of the
motor vehicle is determined at a second time instance, when the road sign leaves the capture region at the second time instance,

evaluating the at least one road sign using optical character recognition to determine the relative distance to the reference
point,

matching the determined relative distance to the reference point with map data stored on the digital road map by taking into
account the position of the motor vehicle determined by GPS and the travel along the virtual route, and

positioning the motor vehicle on the digital road map when the distance from the position of the motor vehicle to the reference
point on the digital road map is identical to the determined relative distance.

US Pat. No. 9,503,691

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL DELIVERY IN A NETWORK

TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPR...

1. A method of providing advertising content to a plurality of users associated to a respective plurality of user devices
in a content delivery network, said method comprising:
receiving a plurality of requests to view primary content from said respective plurality of user devices, a triggering event
being associated with said primary content;

presenting to each of said plurality of users a list of a plurality of available advertisements for selection;
providing to each of said plurality of users one or more selectable options for viewing and/or delivering said plurality of
available advertisements;

enabling each of said of plurality of users to select one or more of said plurality of available advertisements for viewing
and/or delivering according to said one or more selectable options;

when none of said one or more of said plurality of available advertisements is selected by said plurality of users within
given time period, automatically adding one or more other ones of said plurality of available advertisements for viewing and/or
delivering so as to fit within a duration of time before said primary content is set to begin, via evaluating metadata associated
with at least one of said plurality of available advertisements with respect to information descriptive of said primary content;

providing a multicast of said requested primary content to said plurality of user devices, said multicast comprising only
said primary content without any secondary content inserted therein; and

providing to individual ones of said plurality of user devices respective individual ones of said automatically added one
or more other ones of said plurality of available advertisements according to said viewing and/or delivering options.

US Pat. No. 9,502,622

LED ASSEMBLY

HUGA OPTOTECH INC., Taic...

1. An LED assembly, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
a first phosphor layer;
a transparent mount, having a plurality of trenches substantially in parallel to each other, wherein the first phosphor layer
is positioned between the transparent substrate and the transparent mount;

an LED chip, mounted on an area of the transparent mount, wherein the area is located substantially between the trenches;
a second phosphor layer covering a topmost of the LED and filled inside the plurality of trenches; and
an electrode plate arranged on an edge of the transparent mount.

US Pat. No. 9,502,328

SILICON-ON-PLASTIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor stack structure including at least one device terminal of a semiconductor device and having a first surface
and a second surface, wherein the second surface is an external surface of a buried oxide (BOX) layer that is on an opposite
side of the semiconductor stack structure from the first surface;

at least one electrical contact that is electrically coupled to the at least one device terminal and extending outward from
the second surface; and

a polymeric layer disposed on the first surface of the semiconductor stack structure and comprises a polymer and an admixture
that increases thermal conductivity of the polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,504,104

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:
a dimmer configured to control externally input power;
a converter including a switch, and configured to convert an output of the dimmer according to a duty of the switch and to
supply a first current to a load;

a dimming feedback unit configured to receive a first voltage corresponding to the first current, and having a DC finite gain;
wherein the dimming feedback unit comprises:
an amplifier having the first voltage input to a first input terminal thereof and a predetermined reference voltage input
to a second input terminal thereof, wherein the reference voltage does not fluctuate based on the output of the dimmer; and

a controller configured to control the duty of the switch according to an output of the dimming feedback unit.

US Pat. No. 9,504,102

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE DRIVER CIRCUIT AND CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORPOR...

1. A light emitting device driver circuit, which is configured to operably drive a light emitting device circuit according
to a rectified dimmer signal, and determine a brightness of the light emitting device circuit, the light emitting device driver
circuit comprising:
a power stage circuit, which is configured to operably control at least one power switch therein to convert the rectified
dimmer signal to an output signal according to an operation signal, wherein the output signal is for driving the light emitting
device circuit;

a feedback circuit, which is coupled to the power stage circuit, and configured to operably generate a feedback signal according
to the rectified dimmer signal and the output signal; and

a control circuit, which is coupled to the feedback circuit and the power stage circuit, and configured to operably generate
the operation signal according to the feedback signal, wherein the control circuit includes:

a first comparison circuit, which is coupled to the feedback circuit, and configured to operably generate an analog control
(ACTL) signal according to the feedback signal;

a hysteresis control circuit, which is coupled to the first comparison circuit, and configured to operably generate a bleeder
signal and the operation signal according to the ACTL signal, a predetermined hysteresis low level and a predetermined hysteresis
high level; and

a bleeder circuit, which is coupled to the hysteresis control circuit, and configured to operably generate a bleeding current
according to the bleeder signal;

wherein the hysteresis control circuit operates in a cut-off mode when the ACTL signal decreases to the predetermined hysteresis
low level, and in the cut-off mode, the hysteresis control circuit adjusts the bleeder signal to maintain the bleeding current
at a predetermined bleeding level, so as to maintain an output current of the output signal at zero current, for keeping the
light emitting device circuit OFF;

wherein the hysteresis control circuit operates in a dimming mode when the ACTL signal increases to the predetermined hysteresis
high level, and in the dimming mode, the hysteresis control circuit adjusts the bleeder signal to maintain the bleeding current
at zero current, such that the brightness of the light emitting device circuit is adaptively adjusted according to the rectified
dimmer signal.

US Pat. No. 9,503,419

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING HIGH SPEED CONNECTIVITY TO A HOTEL ENVIRONMENT

Guest Tek Interactive Ent...

1. A method for providing Internet access to a computer via a first one of a plurality of network access nodes in a network
using one or more globally unique IP addresses, the method comprising:
associating a first local IP address with the computer while the computer is connected to the first network access node thereby
providing the computer with access to the network, wherein the first local IP address is one of a plurality of local IP addresses
used on the network;

monitoring transmissions received from the first network access node to determine when the computer requests an Internet transaction;
when determining that the computer has requested the Internet transaction, associating a first one of the globally unique
IP addresses with the first local IP address thereby allowing the computer to conduct the Internet transaction; and

disassociating the first globally unique IP address from the first local IP address after termination of the Internet transaction,
the first globally unique IP address then being available for association with any of the local IP addresses used on the network.

US Pat. No. 9,503,044

RECONFIGURABLE DIRECTIONAL COUPLER WITH A VARIABLE COUPLING FACTOR

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A coupler comprising:
a primary inductive segment;
a first secondary inductive segment wherein a portion of the first secondary inductive segment resides over a first portion
of the primary inductive segment, wherein a first coupling capacitance is formed between the portion of the first secondary
inductive segment and the first portion of the primary inductive segment;

a second secondary inductive segment wherein a portion of the second secondary inductive segment resides over a second portion
of the primary inductive segment, wherein a second coupling capacitance is formed between the portion of the second secondary
inductive segment and the second portion of the primary inductive segment;

a main signal path that extends between a first RF input port and an RF output port and includes the primary inductive segment;
a secondary signal path that extends between a coupled port and ground; and
switch circuitry configured to selectively switch the first and the second secondary inductive segments into the secondary
signal path, wherein the first and the second coupling capacitance are included in a total coupling capacitance when the first
and the second secondary inductive segments are included in the secondary signal path and the second coupling capacitance
is substantially removed from the total coupling capacitance when the first secondary inductive segment is included in the
secondary signal path and the second secondary inductive segment is excluded from the secondary signal path.

US Pat. No. 9,502,806

TAMPER RESISTANT RECEPTACLE SHUTTER WITH FRICTION REDUCING LEAD IN CONFIGURATION

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A tamper resistant receptacle comprising:
a housing defining at least one plug receptacle area comprising a hot blade opening and a neutral blade opening;
a pair of cooperating shutters members disposed under a respective one of said blade openings, said shutters having cooperating
shutter mechanisms

wherein each shutter member has a lead-in cam surface having a concave radius thereby providing a curved surface for the entire
length of the camming operation and providing sufficient lateral clearance to un-shutter said blade openings.

US Pat. No. 9,502,093

METHOD OF WRITING TO A SPIN TORQUE MAGNETIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY

Everspin Technologies, In...

1. A memory, comprising:
an array of bits; and
array read circuits coupled to the array of bits, the array read circuits configured to:
sample bits in a page within the array of bits, wherein sampling provides a sampled voltage for each of the bits in the page,
wherein the array read circuits are configured to sample each bit in the page by applying a first voltage across the bit and
converting current resulting from applying the first voltage to the sampled voltage;

after sampling the bits in the page, apply a first write current pulse to each of the bits in the page to set all of the bits
in the page to a first logic state;

after applying the first write current pulse to each of the bits in the page, resample each of the bits in the page to provide
a resampled voltage for each bit in the page, wherein the array read circuits are configured to resample each bit by reapplying
the first voltage across the bit and adding an offset current to a current resulting from reapplying the first voltage across
the bit, wherein the array read circuits are configured to generate the resampled voltage for each bit using the offset current
and the current resulting from reapplying the first voltage across the bit; and

for each bit in the page, compare the resampled voltage with the sampled voltage to determine a bit state for the bit, wherein
the bit state for each bit is either the first logic state or a second logic state.

US Pat. No. 9,504,099

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH FLEXIBLE LIGHTING SHEET AND INTELLIGENT LIGHT BULB BASE

NthDegree Technologies Wo...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a bulb assembly comprising:
a light emitting element comprising a curved, bent or folded flexible lighting sheet, the flexible lighting sheet comprising
an array of light emitting diodes arranged on a flexible substrate; and

a coupling interface, the coupling interface comprising:
a first power interface circuit;
a data interface circuit; and
an electronic key circuit;and
a light bulb base comprising:
a second power source interface configured to couple the light bulb base to a light bulb socket;
a bulb-coupling interface configured to removably couple the light bulb base to the bulb assembly;
a user interface mechanism operable to control a function of the bulb assembly or the base when the base is coupled to the
bulb assembly; and

a controller adapted to provide power to the first power interface circuit when the electronic key circuit indicates a compatible
bulb assembly and not to provide power to the first power interface circuit when the electronic key circuit indicates an incompatible
bulb assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,501,691

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING BLINK

UTECHZONE CO., LTD., New...

1. A method for detecting blink, comprising:
obtaining an eye image sequence including a plurality of eye images detected from an image sequence of a user;
obtaining a currently analyzed image and a previously captured image from the eye image sequence;
filtering reflective regions of the currently analyzed image and the previously captured image, wherein brightness values
of pixels included in the reflective regions are higher than a brightness threshold, and the reflective regions are generated
by a reflection of an external light source;

calculating a difference pixel amount between the currently analyzed image and the previously captured image; and
determining whether the user blinks according to the difference pixel amount.

US Pat. No. 9,501,116

POWER INTEGRATED DEVICE AND POWER CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A power integrated device, comprising:
a first connection port;
a second connection port;
a detection circuit, arranged to detect whether the first connection port is coupled to a first power source with a first
power value and the second connection port is coupled to a second power source with a second power value to produce a first
valid signal and a second valid signal, respectively, wherein the detection circuit produces a first power spec signal with
a first level when the first power value meets a first predetermined power value, produces the first power spec signal with
a second level when the first power value meets a second predetermined power value, produces a second power spec signal with
the first level when the second power value meets the first predetermined power value, and produces the second power spec
signal with a second level when the second power value meets the second predetermined power value, wherein the first predetermined
power value is greater than the second predetermined power value, the first power source is different from the second power
source, and the first level is greater than the second level; and

a determination circuit, arranged to produce a system power-control signal according to the first valid signal, the second
valid signal, the first power spec signal and the second power spec signal to turn on or turn off the power integrated device.

US Pat. No. 9,500,350

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MODULAR FUNCTIONALITY IN A LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

NthDegree Technologies Wo...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:
a base comprising a first interface and a second interface, the first interface operable to form an electrical and mechanical
connection with a corresponding socket, the base operable to receive a first electrical signal from the socket via the first
interface and to provide a second electrical signal at the second interface;

a lighting element comprising at least one flexible, planar illuminated sheet and a third interface, the third interface adapted
to couple the lighting element to the base electrically and mechanically, the lighting element selectively detachable from
the base and operable to receive the second electrical signal from the base when coupled to the base via the second and third
interfaces, the at least one flexible, planar illuminated sheet comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes coupled between
a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer, the at least one flexible, planar illuminated sheet curved or folded
into at least one shape selected from the group consisting of: cylindrical, conical, frustoconical, polyhedral, fan-folded,
spiral, and combinations thereof; and

a detachable module adapted to selectively add one or more features to the lighting assembly, the module including a fourth
interface operable to mechanically and electrically couple the detachable module to the base.

US Pat. No. 9,502,975

SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT, SWITCH CONTROL METHOD AND CONVERTER USING THE SAME

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A switch control circuit for controlling a current control switch of a power supply, the power supply comprising a load,
an inductor and the current control switch that are series-coupled to an input power, the switch control circuit comprising:
a current measuring unit configured to measure a current flowing into the load;
a current integral unit configured to integrate the measured current;
a comparison unit configured to compare the integrated current value and a reference value; and
a control unit that is coupled to the current control switch, the control unit being configured to turn off the current control
switch in response to the integrated current value being substantially same as the reference value and to turn on the current
control switch in response to a predefined off-time having elapsed from a time when the current control switch is turned off.

US Pat. No. 9,502,859

MAGNESIUM BASED GETTERING REGIONS FOR GALLIUM AND NITROGEN CONTAINING LASER DIODE DEVICES

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A gallium and nitrogen containing laser diode device, the device comprising:
a gallium and nitrogen containing material comprising a surface region, the surface region being configured on either a non-polar
{10-10} crystal orientation or a semi-polar crystal orientation configured with an orientation of {10-10} with an offcut at
an angle toward or away from the [0001] direction;

a gallium and nitrogen containing region formed overlying the surface region;
an active region formed overlying the surface region;
a gettering region comprising a magnesium species overlying the surface region; and
a p-type cladding region comprising an (InAl)GaN material doped with a plurality of magnesium species formed overlying the
active region;

whereupon the gettering region is provided at a temperature of less than about 900° C.

US Pat. No. 9,501,078

VOLTAGE REFERENCE WITH LOW SENSITIVTY TO PACKAGE SHIFT

Atmel Corporation, San J...

1. A bandgap voltage reference circuit, comprising:
a bias voltage generator circuit for generating a proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) voltage, the bias voltage generator
circuit including a first PTAT current source configured to be coupled to a diode during a first phase of operation and a
second PTAT current source configured to be coupled to the diode during a second phase of operation, where the first PTAT
current source is configured for providing a higher current level than the second PTAT current source and where the first
and second phases occur at different times;

a measurement circuit configured to be coupled to the first PTAT current source during the first phase of operation for measuring
a base-emitter junction voltage (Vbe) of the diode and to be coupled to the second PTAT current source during the second phase
of operation for measuring a shift in Vbe (?Vbe);

a bandgap voltage generator circuit configured to be coupled to the measurement circuit during the second phase of operation
for generating a bandgap voltage based on ?Vbe;

a first set of switches that are operable during the first phase of operation to couple the measurement circuit to the bias
voltage generator circuit; and

a second set of switches that during the second phase of operation are operable to couple the measured voltages to the bandgap
voltage generator circuit, where the second set of switches are open when the first set of switches are closed and vice-versa,
wherein the first and second sets of switches are commanded closed or open based on four clock signals, a first clock signal,
a delayed version of the first clock signal, a second clock signal and a delayed version of the second clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,500,233

PIVOT ASSEMBLY BEARING AND DISK DRIVE DEVICE

MINEBEA CO., LTD., Kitas...

1. A pivot assembly bearing for a disk drive comprising:
a sleeve;
a shaft inserted into the sleeve;
a pair of rolling bearings disposed between the sleeve and the shaft such that the rolling bearings are separated apart from
each other in an axial direction, the rolling bearings comprising:

an inner ring fixed to the shaft;
an outer ring fixed to the sleeve; and
a rolling element provided between the inner ring and the outer ring; and
at least in one of the rolling bearings, a first sealing member contacting an end face of the outer ring facing an outer side
of the pivot assembly bearing in the axial direction, forming a first labyrinth gap between the first sealing member and an
end face of the inner ring facing the outer side in the axial direction, and forming a second labyrinth gap between the first
sealing member and the shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,502,878

RE-ENTERABLE ENCLOSURE

COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BE...

1. An enclosure comprising:
a housing defining a sealing unit opening having an outer end;
a sealing unit that mounts within the sealing unit opening, the sealing unit including:
inner and outer pressurization structures separated along an actuation axis;
a sealant arrangement positioned axially between the inner and outer pressurization structures of the sealing unit, the sealant
arrangement defining a plurality of cable ports, the sealant arrangement also being configured for providing a peripheral
seal between the housing and the sealing unit;

an actuator for pressurizing the sealant arrangement axially between the inner and outer pressurization structures of the
sealing unit within the sealing unit opening, the actuator including:

a shaft extending in an axial direction; and
a spring for applying an axial seal pressurization force between the inner and outer pressurization structures to spring bias
the inner and outer pressurization structures axially toward one another;

the sealant arrangement being pressurized axially between the inner and outer pressurization structures when the actuator
is actuated such that an outer portion of the sealant arrangement forms the peripheral seal with an inner surface of the housing
that defines the sealing unit opening;

the sealing unit being mounted in the sealing unit opening by inserting the sealing unit through the outer end of the sealing
unit opening, and the sealing unit being removable from the sealing unit opening through the outer end of the sealing unit
opening, wherein when the sealing unit is mounted within the sealing unit opening the actuation axis aligns with a central
axis of the sealing unit opening;

a cable anchoring location coupled to the inner pressurization structure; and
a fastening arrangement that is movable between a retaining position and a non-retaining position, the fastening arrangement
being positioned on the housing and configured to engage the inner pressurization structure when in the retaining position,
wherein when the fastening arrangement engages the inner pressurization structure the fastening arrangement restricts the
sealing unit from moving axially within the sealant unit opening of the housing, and prevents the sealing unit from being
removed from the sealing unit opening through the outer end of the sealing unit opening;

wherein the fastening arrangement can be moved to the non-retaining position to allow the sealing unit to be removed from
the sealing unit opening through the outer end of the sealing unit opening.

US Pat. No. 9,501,329

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLOUD COMPUTING MANAGEMENT

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A method, comprising:
providing, by a management server, a user with an option to select one or more third-party service providers from a plurality
of service providers supported by the management server;

receiving, by the management server, the user's selection of a first third-party service provider and a second third-party
service provider from the plurality of service providers;

establishing, by the management server, a customized cloud computing environment that includes a set of resources instantiated
in the customized cloud computing environment by a set of physical servers operated by the first and second third-party service
providers;

monitoring one or more performance metrics associated with the customized cloud computing environment, wherein the monitoring
includes monitoring network communications between a first set of resources of the set of resources and a second set of resources
of the set of resources, and further includes subsequent to establishing the customized cloud computing environment, monitoring
one or more performance metrics associated with the customized cloud computing environment, and wherein the first set of resources
is provided by the first third-party service provider and the second set of resources is provided by the second third-party
service provider; and

providing at least one of a performance report of the customized cloud computing environment and an alert relating to an issue
associated with the customized cloud computing environment, the performance report based in part on the one or more performance
metrics.

US Pat. No. 9,498,913

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING FILLED CONTAINERS

KHS GMBH, Dortmund (DE) ...

1. A method for manufacturing filled containers, comprising the steps of: thermal conditioning a preform of a thermoplastic
material along a transport path in an area of a heating section; deforming said preform, within a mold, into a container by
pressure application in the container, using a filling medium to be filled into the container as fluid for the container deformation;
and guiding the preform with a stretch rod during deformation into the container, wherein an acting stretching force of the
stretch rod acting on the preform is measured and a volumetric flow of the filling medium is controlled depending on the measured
stretching force so that a minimum stretching force is always maintained.

US Pat. No. 9,502,150

GRAPHENE OXIDE POLYMER WITH NONLINEAR RESISTIVITY

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A method of reducing electric field stress at a joint or termination of an electric cable, the method comprising:
applying to the joint or termination a field grading material, the field grading material comprising reduced graphene oxide,
distributed within a polymer material.

US Pat. No. 9,500,809

PRECISION TWO-DIMENSIONAL FIBER-COLLIMATOR-ARRAY

1. A fiber array including
a substrate having a monolithic solid body consisting of a single component limited by two surfaces, each portion of said
substrate remaining motionless with respect to another portion thereof during a process of affixing an optical fiber therein,

said substrate having a plurality of holes therethrough, each hole defined by
(i) a first end at one of the two surfaces and a second end at another of the two surfaces, and
(ii) a continuous wall contained completely within said solid body and, when a corresponding optical fiber is being fixed
within the fiber array, remaining uninterrupted from the first end to the second end through the solid body such as to define
a cross-section having at least one of round, elliptical, and trapezoidal shapes, said cross-section being uniform in shape
along whole length of the hole between said first and second ends,

said plurality of holes configured to hold a plurality of optical fibers within the holes by means of glue,
wherein, when said plurality of optical fibers is fixed within the fiber array, each optical fiber from the plurality of optical
fibers is positioned against and is in contact with the same side of a continuous wall of a corresponding hole and is axially
parallel to the wall of the hole along a length of the hole,

said fiber array further comprising a stationary restriction element within bounds of the continuous wall between the first
and second ends of each corresponding hole from the plurality of holes, said restriction element configured to press the fiber
in a predetermined direction.

US Pat. No. 9,500,708

SWITCH FAILURE DETECTION DEVICE, BATTERY PACK INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF DETECTING FAILURE OF ELECTRONIC SWITCH

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A switch failure detector configured to be installed in an electric system including an electric storage device, the switch
failure detector comprising:
at least one electronic switch connected in a path in which a charging current to the electric storage device and a discharging
current from the electric storage device flow;

at least one rectifier for passing a discharging current by bypassing the electronic switch when the electronic switch is
turned off;

a switch voltage detection circuit configured to detect a voltage drop caused by the at least one electronic switch; and
a controller for:
sending an on-command signal to the at least one electronic switch to turn on the electronic switch; and
receiving the voltage detected by the switch voltage detection circuit while the on-command signal is sent to the electronic
switch.

US Pat. No. 9,498,486

METHOD FOR CONTROLLED RELEASE ORAL DOSAGE OF A VITAMIN D COMPOUND

OPKO RENAL, LLC, Miami, ...

1. A method of treating secondary hyperparathyroidism in a human patient having Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), comprising administering
to the human patient having CKD an effective amount of a sustained release, oral dosage form of 25-hydroxyvitamin D to treat
the secondary hyperparathyroidism and reduce the patient's serum parathyroid hormone level, wherein the administration avoids
transient increases in blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of greater than 3 ng/mL following a unit dose.

US Pat. No. 9,500,355

LAMP WITH LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENTS SURROUNDING ACTIVE COOLING DEVICE

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. An actively cooled lamp, the lamp defining axial, radial, and circumferential directions, the lamp comprising:
a housing;
a heat sink connected with said housing, said heat sink including a plurality of fins on an outer surface thereof for dissipating
heat away from the lamp, said heat sink defining a chamber and a plurality of openings positioned about the heat sink for
allowing a flow of air in or out of the chamber, the openings positioned so as to direct air flow along the fins of said heat
sink, wherein the chamber comprises no ducts or channels;

an active cooling device positioned within the chamber of said heat sink and configured for creating a flow of air through
the openings in said heat sink without ducts or channels;

a plurality of light emitting elements positioned about said heat sink and spaced apart along the circumferential direction,
said light emitting elements positioned between the fins of said heat sink;

a plurality of optical elements positioned over said light emitting elements so as to receive and distribute light from each
of said light emitting elements; and

an electronic driver that is electrically connected with, and provides power to, said light emitting elements, said active
cooling device, or both;

wherein said housing defines an interior space into which said electronic driver is received.

US Pat. No. 9,499,332

ELECTRICALLY HEATED SMOKING SYSTEM

PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., ...

1. A case, the case comprising: a base, the base including,
a plurality of holders configured to hold articles of a vapor-forming formulation, the plurality of holders extending in a
longitudinal direction of the base,

a docking port configured to be electrically coupled with a first power supply, the docking port extending in the longitudinal
direction of the base, the docking port being longer than the holders with respect to the longitudinal direction of the base,
and

a second power supply configured to charge the first power supply when the first power supply is electrically coupled to the
docking port: and a lid connected to the base by a hinge, the hinge at a first edge of a top side of the base, the lid being
arranged such that the lid is configured to close onto the base when the first power supply is electrically coupled to the
docking port, wherein

the plurality of holders include a first top portion and a first bottom portion, the first top portion of the plurality of
holders is closer to the top side of the base than the first bottom portion of the plurality of holders and the second power
supply is entirely between the first bottom portion of the plurality of holders and a bottom side of the base

the second power supply includes a second top portion, a second bottom portion, a first side and a second side, the second
top portion opposes the first bottom portion of the plurality of holders,

the docking port includes a third top portion, a third bottom portion, a third side and a fourth side, and
the first side of the second power supply opposes the third side of the docking port.

US Pat. No. 9,499,012

PNEUMATIC TIRE

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A pneumatic tire including, on a tread surface of a tread portion, at least four rib-like land portions extending in a
tire circumferential direction formed by at least three circumferential main grooves extending along the tire circumferential
direction, and subsidiary grooves provided at intervals in the tire circumferential direction and connecting to each of the
circumferential main grooves, forming block-like land portions at least in the rib-like land portions between the circumferential
main groove closest to a tire equator line and the circumferential main groove located adjacent to said circumferential main
groove, wherein
a groove width of the subsidiary grooves changes midway, a relationship between a groove width (W1) of a first opening of the subsidiary groove with respect to the circumferential main groove on an outer side in a tire width
direction and a groove width (W2) of a second opening of the subsidiary groove with respect to the circumferential main groove on an inner side in the tire
width direction satisfies a range of 0.30?W1/W2 ?0.60, a relationship between a groove length (L1) on the tread surface having a region of the groove width (W1) and a groove length (L2) on the tread surface having a region of the groove width (W2) satisfies a range of 0.25?L2/L1?0.65, and sipes are provided on the tread surface of the block-like land portions, respective end portions of the sipes connecting
to a position where the groove width (W1) of the subsidiary groove changes to the groove width (W2), and to a portion in a section of the subsidiary groove having the groove width (W1) between the subsidiary grooves located adjacent to each other in the tire circumferential direction; and

a relationship between a groove depth (G1) of the circumferential main groove closest to the tire equator line and a groove depth (D1) in the section of the subsidiary groove having the groove width (W1) satisfies a range of 0.30?D1/G1?0.70, and a relationship between the groove depth (G1) of the circumferential main groove closest to the tire equator line and a groove depth (D2) in a section of the subsidiary groove having the groove width (W2) satisfies a range of 0.50?D2/G1?0.70.

US Pat. No. 9,498,651

METHODS OF SOFT TISSUE EMULSIFICATION USING A MECHANISM OF ULTRASONIC ATOMIZATION INSIDE GAS OR VAPOR CAVITIES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

University of Washington,...

1. A method of non-invasively treating tissue, the method comprising:
pulsing ultrasound energy from an ultrasound source to a target site in tissue, wherein the ultrasound source is configured
to emit high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves, and wherein the target site comprises a pressure-release interface
located between tissue and a gas or vapor cavity;

generating shock waves in the tissue to induce a lesion in the tissue at the target site;
atomizing the tissue at the pressure-release interface to create an acoustic fountain; and
characterizing the lesion based, at least in part, on a degree of at least one of a mechanical or thermal ablation of the
tissue at the target site.

US Pat. No. 9,498,352

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ARTIFICIAL FOOT

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A method for producing an artificial foot which, in a longitudinal direction, has a medial plane in which a nominal foot
length is defined as a distance from a heel to a foot tip of a natural foot replaced by the artificial foot, and which is
designed with a top connector piece for the torsionally rigid connection of a foot insert extending substantially along the
length of the foot, and which, seen along the length, bears on two contact surfaces of the artificial foot, of which a first
heel-side contact surface is located in a heel area and a second ball-side contact surface is located in a ball area, and
which is designed such that the top connector piece is connected to the contact surfaces of the foot part by spring connections,
the method comprising:
a) designing the contact surfaces to an approximately linear contact surface on a support,
b) positioning a body vector as a resulting force vector of the ground reaction forces occurring on the contact surfaces in
the rest state at a location along the artificial foot in a range between 40% and 48% of the nominal foot length, measured
from the heel,

c) loading the foot with weight loads between 25% of a lower nominal weight and 80% of an upper nominal weight from body weight
along a coordinate arranged perpendicular to the support while in a standing position, and

d) adapting the spring connections between the top connector piece and the contact surfaces in such a way that, during the
loading according to step c), the body vector shifts by less than ±4% of the nominal foot length;

wherein the foot insert contains a joint such that when the pivot point of the joint is placed in the body vector in the rest
state of the artificial foot the joint, upon loading, permits an elastically damped rotation of the top connector piece relative
to the heel-side contact surface without a change of length in a direction of gravity.

US Pat. No. 9,498,061

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:
a first rail;
a second rail longitudinally displaceable relative to the first rail;
a running carriage slidably mounted to the first rail, carrying the second rail, and movable together with the second rail
in a differential manner with respect to the second rail;

a correction mechanism comprising a base connected to the first rail and a pushing member movably connected to the base, wherein
the pushing member is displaceable between a horizontal position and an inclined position, the base including a horizontal
portion and an inclined portion inclined with respect to the horizontal portion, and the pushing member being displaceable
between the horizontal portion and the inclined portion; and

an actuator connected to the second rail, the actuator corresponding to the pushing member when the pushing member is at the
horizontal position;

wherein the pushing member at the horizontal position is able to be driven by the actuator to displace to the inclined position
and hence displace the running carriage to a position.

US Pat. No. 9,503,883

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING SUBSCRIBER MODE THROUGH IDENTIFYING IMSI

HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUN...

1. A method for automatically switching a subscriber mode through identifying an IMSI, the method comprising:
when a cell phone is turned on, reading a first IMSI of a first SIM card currently inserted into the cell phone;
determining if the first IMSI is consistent with a second IMSI pre-stored in a memory of the cell phone, wherein the memory
of the cell phone is separate from the first SIM card, and wherein the second IMSI was pre-stored in response to a shut down
of the cell phone;

if the first IMSI is determined to be consistent with the second IMSI, the cell phone enters a subscriber mode corresponding
to the second IMSI;

if the first IMSI is determined to not be consistent with the second IMSI, the first IMSI is compared with a third IMSI in
an IMSI list pre-stored in the cell phone; and

when the first IMSI is determined to be consistent with the third IMSI, the cell phone enters a subscriber mode corresponding
to the third IMSI.

US Pat. No. 9,502,335

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. A package structure, comprising:
a chip carrier having a plurality of conductive connection portions;
at least an electronic element disposed on the chip carrier;
a plurality of conductive wires positioned on the conductive connection portions, respectively, wherein each of the conductive
wires has opposite first and second ends and the conductive wires are bonded to the conductive connection portions via the
first ends thereof, wherein a certain number of the conductive wires are formed in a vertical line shape by wire bonding and
another certain number of the conductive wires are formed in a curved shape by wire bonding;

an encapsulant formed on the chip carrier for encapsulating the conductive wires and the electronic element, wherein the encapsulant
has opposite first and second surfaces and a side surface adjacent to the first and second surfaces, the encapsulant is bonded
to the chip carrier and the conductive connection portions via the first surface thereof, the second ends of the conductive
wires in the vertical line shape are exposed from the second surface of the encapsulant, and the second ends of the conductive
wires in the curved shape are exposed from the side surface of the encapsulant;

a redistribution layer (RDL), an under bump metallization (UBM) layer, an anisotropic conductive film (ACF) layer, or an organic
solderability preservative (OSP) layer formed on the side surface of the encapsulant and in contact with the exposed second
ends of the conductive wires in the curved shape; and

a circuit layer formed on the second surface of the encapsulant and electrically connected to the exposed second ends of the
conductive wires in the vertical shape.

US Pat. No. 9,499,185

WAYSIDE GUIDEWAY VEHICLE DETECTION AND SWITCH DEADLOCKING SYSTEM WITH A MULTIMODAL GUIDEWAY VEHICLE SENSOR

Thales Canada Inc, Toron...

1. A multimodal guideway vehicle sensor, comprising:
a passive sensor configured to receive and detect a first electromagnetic radiation from a guideway vehicle;
an active sensor configured to transmit a second electromagnetic radiation and receive and detect the second electromagnetic
radiation reflected from the guideway vehicle;

an unique identification code (ID) sensor that detects an ID associated with the guideway vehicle; and
a data fusion center configured to:
combine signals from the passive sensor, the active sensor and the ID sensor to produce guideway vehicle information about
the guideway vehicle; and

resolve a conflict between two or more of the passive sensor, the active sensor, or the ID sensor based on a maximum time
period for the detection of the guideway vehicle radiation or ID by one of the two or more of the passive sensor, the active
sensor, or the ID sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,504,147

RESIN COMPOSITION, AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD USING SAME

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

1. A resin composition comprising:
a resin comprising an epoxy compound represented by the following Formula 1;
a curing agent comprising diaminodiphenylsulfone; and
an inorganic filler:

wherein each of R1 to R14 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, Cl, Br, F, a C1-C3 alkyl, a C2-C3 alkene, and a C2-C3 alkyne, and each of m and n is 1, 2 or 3,

wherein the inorganic filler includes at least three alumina (Al2O3) groups classified according to a particle size, a first alumina group having a particle size of 0.1 ?m or more and less
than 10 ?m a second alumina group having a article size of 10 ?m or more and less than 30 ?m, and a third alumina group having
a particle size of 30 ?m or more and 60 ?m or less, and

wherein a content ratio of the first alumina group and the second alumina group is in a range of 1:1 to 2, and a content ratio
of the first alumina group and the third alumina group is in a range of 1:1.5 to 5.5.

US Pat. No. 9,500,296

TAMPER-RESISTANT VALVE AND CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. An assembly of a gas cylinder fitted with a gas cylinder valve able to be opened by application of a pilot gas pressure,
and a yoke,
wherein the gas cylinder valve comprises a pilot gas chamber having an inlet connectable to a source of pressurised pilot
gas, and a displaceable member able to act in concert with a valve member to open and close a gas passage placing an interior
of the cylinder in communication with a cylinder gas port in the gas cylinder valve,

wherein the displaceable member is normally biased into a valve closing position, but is able to be displaced by the pilot
gas pressure against the bias from the valve closing position to a position in which the gas cylinder valve is open,

wherein the yoke is able to connect the pilot gas chamber to the source of pressurised pilot gas and the cylinder gas port
of the cylinder gas valve to an external cylinder gas passage,

wherein the displaceable member and the valve member are discrete and separate members, and
wherein the valve member has first and second opposed ends and has a passage therethrough extending from the first opposed
end to the second opposed end.

US Pat. No. 9,502,210

ION IMPLANTER, ION IMPLANTATION METHOD, AND BEAM MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. An ion implanter comprising:
a beam deflector that deflects an ion beam incident through a previous stage beam path in a y direction by action of either
or both of an electric field and a magnetic field and emits the beam to pass through a subsequent stage beam path extending
in a z direction toward a wafer;

a beam filter slit that is disposed on the subsequent stage beam path between the beam deflector and the wafer, partially
shields the beam traveling through the subsequent stage beam path toward the wafer, and allows passage of a beam component
toward the wafer, the beam component having a predetermined trajectory among beam components of the beam passing through the
subsequent stage beam path;

a dose cup that is disposed between the beam deflector and the beam filter slit and measures a part of the beam exiting from
the beam deflector; and

a trajectory limiting mechanism that is disposed between the beam deflector and the dose cup and prevents a first beam component
having a first trajectory deviated from the predetermined trajectory, among beam components of the beam that exits from the
beam deflector and is directed toward the dose cup, from being incident to a measurement region of the dose cup,

wherein the trajectory limiting mechanism includes a first mask member comprising one or more first openings and a second
mask member comprising one or more second openings, the first mask member and the second mask member are disposed to face
each other in the z direction and prevent a second beam component having a second trajectory other than a third trajectory
capable of passing through both the first openings and the second openings from being incident to the measurement region of
the dose cup.

US Pat. No. 9,501,228

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR FETCHING DATA FROM A PHYSICAL MEMORY QUEUE UTILIZING AN ALIAS QUEUE NAME

Amdoc Software Systems Li...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying a physical queue associated with at least a portion of memory;
mapping a first alias queue name to the physical queue, wherein the first alias queue name is associated with a primary application
programming interface (API);

receiving an indication to utilize a maintenance application programming interface instead of the primary application programming
interface; and

fetching data utilizing the first alias queue name in response to a request to fetch the data from the physical queue.

US Pat. No. 9,500,037

DRILL BIT FOR PERCUSSIVE ROCK DRILLING

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A drill bit for percussive rock drilling comprising:
a drill head;
a skirt having a first end and an opposite second end, the skirt being connected to the drill head at said first end;
a recess extending axially through the skirt from the second end of the skirt towards the first end thereof, the recess being
provided with an internal, cylindrical female thread for connection to a corresponding external, cylindrical male thread of
a drill rod; and

an impact surface for abutment against an end surface of a drill rod, said impact surface being formed at the bottom of the
recess and extending perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the drill bit, wherein no thread clearance is provided in the
recess between an inner end of the female thread and the impact surface and every cross-section of the recess between the
impact surface and the part of the recess where the female thread has a full thread profile has a cross-sectional area which
is smaller than the cross-sectional area of a cross-section of the recess at the part of the recess where the female thread
has a full thread profile.

US Pat. No. 9,499,503

MITOTIC KINESIN INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of the Formula:

and solvates, resolved enantiomers, diastereomers, racemic mixtures and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein:
X is S,
R is Z—NR2R3;

R1 is alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or partially unsaturated
heterocycloalkyl, —OR3, —NR4OR5, CRb(?NORc), C(?O)Ra, or —NR4R5, wherein said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with
one or more groups independently selected from oxo (with the proviso that it is not substituted on said aryl or heteroaryl),
halogen, cyano, nitro, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy azido,
—O(C?O)ORd, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —OCH2C(?O)ORa, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRa Rb, —NRaRb, —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —NRcC(NCN)NRaRb, —ORa,—OP(?O)(ORa)2, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclylalkyl;

Arl is phenyl and Ar2 is pyridyl, wherein said pyridinyl and phenyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from
F, Cl, Br, I, cyano, nitro, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated or partially
unsaturated heteorcycloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluorornethoxy,
ORa, —O(C?O)ORd, —OP(?O)(ORa)(ORa), NRaRb, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, SR6, SOR6, SO2R6, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —/oC(?O)Ra, —OCH2C(?O)ORa, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb and —NRcC(?O)NRaRb;

R2 is hydrogen, —C(?O)R4, —SO2R6, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, a natural or unnatural amino acid, or a polypeptide
of two or more amino acids independently selected from natural and unnatural amino acids, wherein said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl,
and cycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from oxo, halogen, cyano, nitro,
trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, —O(C?O)ORd, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —ORa,alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl
and heterocyclylalkyl;

R3 is hydrogen, —C(?O)R4, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, wherein said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and cycloalkyl
are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from oxo, halogen, cyano, nitro, trifluoromethyl,
difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, azido, —O(C?O)ORd, —OP(?O)(ORa)2, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —ORa, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl
and heterocyclylalkyl,

or R2 and R3 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring which
may include 1 to 3 additional heteroatoms, in addition to the nitrogen atom to which said R2 and R3 are attached, selected from N, O and S, wherein said heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently
selected from oxo, halogen, cyano, nitro, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy,
azido, —O(C?O)ORd, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —ORa, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocyclylalkyl;

R4 and R5 are independently H trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, saturated or partially unsaturated
cycloalkyl, saturated or partially unsaturated heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, wherein said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl,
cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected
from oxo (with the proviso that it is not substituted on said aryl or heteroaryl), halogen, cyano, nitro, trifluoromethyl,
difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, azido, —O(C?O)ORd, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —NRbC(?O)Rd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —NRcC(NCN)NRaRb, —ORa, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocyclylalkyl,

or R4 and R5 together with the atoms to which they are attached form a saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic ring which may include
1 to 3 additional heteroatoms, in addition to the heteroatoms to which said R4 and R5 are attached, selected from N, O and S, wherein said heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently
selected from oxo, halogen, cyano, nitro, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy,
azido, —O(C?O)ORd, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —NRcC(NCN)NRaRb, —ORa, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocyclyialkyl;

R6 is alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkyl, heteroalkenyl, heteroalkynyl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, saturated
or partially unsaturated heterocycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, wherein said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkyl, heteroalkenyl,
heteroalkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently
selected from oxo (with the proviso that it is not substituted on said aryl or heteroaryl), halogen, cyano, nitro, trifluoromethyl,
difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, azido, —O(C?O)ORd, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaRb , —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —NRcC(NCN)NRaRb, —ORa, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocyclylalkyl;

Ra is hydrogen, trifluoromethyl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, aryl,
arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl or saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclylakl, wherein said
alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocyclylalkyl
are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from oxo (with the proviso that it is not substituted
on said aryl or heteroaryl), halogen, cyano, nitro, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy,
trifluoromethoxy, azido, —O(C?O)ORh, —NRfSO2Rh, —SO2NReRf, —C(?O)Re, —C(?O)ORe, —OC(?O)Re, —NRfC(?O)ORh, —NRfC(?O)Re, —C(?O)NReRf, —NReRf, —NRgC(?O)NReRf, —NRcC(NCN)NReRf, —ORe, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, saturated
or partially unsaturated heterocycloalkyl and heterocyclylalkyl;

Rb, Rc, Rf and Rg are independently hydrogen or alkyl,

or Ra and Rb together with the atom to which they are attached form a 4 to 10 membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclic
ring which may include 1 to 3 additional heteroatoms, in addition to the nitrogen atom to which said Ra and Rb are attached, selected from N, O and S;

Rd and Rh are independently trifluoromethyl, alkyl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl,
saturated or partially unsaturated heterocycloalkyl or heterocyclylalkyl;

Re is hydrogen, trifluoromethyl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, aryl,
arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, saturated or partially unsaturated heterocycloalkyl or heterocyclylalkyl; and

Z is alkylene having from 1 to 6 carbons, or alkenylene or alkynylene each having from 2 to 6 carbons, wherein said alkylene,
alkenylene and alkynylene are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from oxo, halogen, cyano,
nitro, trifluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, fluoromethyl, fluoromethoxy, difluoromethoxy, trifluoromethoxy, azido, 13 O(C?O)ORd, —NRbSO2Rd, —SO2NRaRb, —C(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —OC(?O)Ra, —NRbC(?O)ORd, —NRbC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —NRcC(?O)NRaRb, —ORa, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocyclylalkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,503,923

COOPERATIVE MODULATION OF CLASSIFICATION IN COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORKS

THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGE...

9. A method for cooperative modulation classification of multiple signals in cognitive radio networks, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of fourth order cumulants of received unknown signals, the received fourth order cumulants from a plurality
of cognitive radios; and

executing instructions stored in non-transitory computer-readable storage media, wherein execution of the instructions by
a processor combines the received plurality of fourth order cumulants through a maximum likelihood-combining algorithm using
the joint probability distribution of estimated fourth order cumulants of each transmitted signal.