US Pat. No. 9,510,045

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AN EMBEDDED APPLIANCE

Echo360, Inc., Reston, V...

1. A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor, the code
comprising code to cause the processor to:
receive a first media signal and a second media signal;
identify, at a first time, a first plurality of media signal parameters based on the first media signal;
receive a first modification instruction associated with a session format having a second plurality of media signal parameters
different from the first plurality of media signal parameters;

modify the first media signal based on the first media signal parameters and the first modification instruction to produce
a first modified media signal in the session format and having the second plurality of media signal parameters;

identify, at a second time after the first time, a third plurality of media signal parameters different from the first plurality
of media signal parameters and based on the first media signal;

receive a second modification instruction associated with the session format; and
modify the first media signal or the first modified media signal based on the third plurality of media signal parameters and
the second modification instruction to produce a second modified media signal in the session format and having the second
plurality of media signal parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,510,077

EARPHONE HAVING A CONTROLLED ACOUSTIC LEAK PORT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An earphone comprising:
an earphone housing having a wall comprising (1) a front side that joins (2) an end portion in which a primary output opening
is formed, which joins (3) a face portion in which a secondary output opening is formed, which joins (4) a back side which
joins the front side and encloses a driver, wherein the primary output opening is dimensioned to output sound generated by
a diaphragm of the driver contained within the earphone housing into the ear and the secondary output opening is dimensioned
to vent the ear to a surrounding environment, and

wherein portions of the end portion and the face portion in which the primary output opening and the secondary output opening
are formed, respectively, are positioned over a sound output face of the driver and the primary output opening and the secondary
output opening face different directions.

US Pat. No. 9,505,659

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANO-CEMENT, AND NANO-CEMENT

1. A method of producing nanocement involving a mechanochemical activation of dispersed grains of Portland cement in the presence
of polymeric modifier comprising the steps of:
identifying a quantity of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker;
identifying a quantity of gypsum stone;
identifying a polymeric modifier comprising sodium naphthalenesulfonate at a composition by weight of at least 60% of the
polymeric modifier;

identifying a siliceous additive;
selecting the quantity of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker to have a weight percent of the total composition between
30% and 90%;

selecting the quantity of gypsum stone to have a weight percent of the total composition between 0.3-6.0%;
selecting the quantity of polymeric modifier to have a weight percent of the total composition between 0.6-2.0%;
selecting the siliceous additive to have a balance of the weight percent of the total composition;
combining the selected quantity of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker, gypsum stone, polymeric modifier, and siliceous
additive in a grinding apparatus, the grinding apparatus configured to reduce an average particle size of the combined materials;

grinding the combined materials by the grinding apparatus;
wherein the step of grinding forms a nanoshell of sodium naphthalenesulfonate encapsulating a plurality of grains of the quantity
of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker; and

removing the combined materials after the grinding step after a desired average particle size is achieved by the grinding
step.

US Pat. No. 9,506,609

LIGHT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLING

SYSTEM LIGHTING SOLUTIONS...

1. A lighting system, comprising:
a first elongate channel configured for mounting to a structure;
a second elongate channel configured for being removably coupled to the first elongate channel and forming a substantially
enclosed elongate space between the first and second elongate channels, the second elongate channel having a plurality of
evenly spaced holes therein;

a plurality of LED light assemblies, each having a translucent water-tight housing containing at least one RGB LED and an
integrated circuit, coupled to the second elongate channel with a lens of each of the translucent water-tight housings exposed
through one of the plurality of evenly spaced holes in the second elongate channel;

a plurality of segments of wire, the plurality of segments of wire electrically connecting adjacent LED light assemblies of
the plurality of light assemblies and a first of the plurality of segments configured for connection to a controller; and

a controller electrically connected to a first segment of the plurality of segments of wire to communicate with each of the
plurality of integrated circuits of the plurality of LED light assemblies and to provide power to each of the plurality of
light assemblies and having a plurality of programmable functions, each function providing at least one of a desired light
color for each of the plurality of led lights, duration of illumination and timing of illumination.

US Pat. No. 9,508,660

MICROELECTRONIC DIE HAVING CHAMFERED CORNERS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A microelectronic device, comprising:
a microelectronic die having an active surface, an opposing back surface, and at least two adjacent sides, wherein each of
the adjacent sides extend between the microelectronic die active surface and the microelectronic die back surface;

wherein the microelectronic die includes a chamfered corner comprising at least one chamfering side extending between the
at least two adjacent sides; and

wherein the microelectronic die includes a build-up layer comprising a plurality of dielectric layers with a plurality of
conductive traces between the plurality of dielectric layer and a plurality of conductive vias extending between the plurality
of conductive traces through the plurality of dielectric layers and wherein the at least one chamfering side extends between
the microelectronic die active surface and the microelectronic die back surface including extending through the build-up layer.

US Pat. No. 9,507,814

BIT LEVEL COMPARATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Vertafore, Inc., Bothell...

1. A method to compare a first file system including a number of machine readable digital files having a 1:1 correspondence
with a number of machine readable digital files included in each of a number of second file systems to detect bit-level differences
between each of the number of machine readable digital files in the first file system and the corresponding machine readable
digital file in some or all of the number of second file systems, the method comprising:
creating by at least one processor a catalog definition file that includes a number of file identifiers, each file identifier
corresponding to and associated with one of a number of machine-readable digital files included in the first file system;

generating by the at least one processor via the catalog definition file a first catalog file containing a number of hash
values, each of the number of hash values logically associated with a respective one of the number of file identifiers included
in the catalog definition file;

storing data indicative of the first catalog file in at least one communicably coupled nontransitory storage medium by the
at least one processor;

generating via the catalog definition file a respective second catalog file for each of the number of second file systems,
each second catalog file including a number of hash values, each of the hash values logically associated with a respective
one of the file identifiers included in the respective second catalog file;

storing each of the second catalog files in the at least one communicably coupled nontransitory storage medium by the at least
one processor;

determining a symmetric difference between at least a portion of the data included in the first catalog file and the corresponding
portion of the data included in the second catalog file;

determining whether the symmetric difference is a non-zero value;
responsive to determining that the symmetric difference is a non-zero value, generating an alert output; and
determining by the at least one processor whether each machine-readable digital file included in the first file system is
identical at a bit level with a corresponding machine -readable digital file included in each of the number of second file
systems by comparing on a file-by-file basis, the hash value associated with each of the number of file identifiers included
in the stored first catalog file with the hash value logically associated with the corresponding one of the number of file
identifiers included in each of the number of stored second catalog files.

US Pat. No. 9,509,506

QUANTUM KEY MANAGEMENT

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECUR...

1. A method of establishing a public key infrastructure (PKI) using a trusted authority in communication with a plurality
of user devices using quantum communications, the method comprising:
at a receiving user device of the plurality of user devices:
receiving, from a sending user device of the plurality of user devices, (i) a message and (ii) a sending user device digital
signature based on the message and a one-time digital signature key associated with the sending user device;

receiving, from the trusted authority, (i) verification information associated with the sending user device, and (ii) a trusted
authority digital signature based on the verification information and a one-time digital signature key associated with a connection
between the receiving user device and the trusted authority;

checking the trusted authority digital signature using verification information associated with the trusted authority previously
received from the trusted authority;

if the trusted authority digital signature is valid, checking the sending user device digital signature using the verification
information associated with the sending user device received from the trusted authority; and

replenishing a supply of one-time digital signature keys associated with the connection between the receiving user device
and the trusted authority using a quantum communication session between the receiving user device and the trusted authority.

US Pat. No. 9,510,150

INTEGRATING POSITION INFORMATION INTO A HANDHELD TOOL

Trimble Navigation Limite...

1. A method of integrating position information, the method comprising:
determining position data of an object, the position data indicating a location of the object;
recording, in an information management system, the position data of the object;
receiving an indication that the object has been embedded in a structure;
after receiving the indication that the object has been embedded, tagging the object, in the information management system,
as being embedded;

communicating the position data of the embedded object from the information management system to a handheld tool at the worksite;
and

at the worksite, on a display of the handheld tool, electronically displaying:
a real-time image of the structure embedding the object, and
an indication of the communicated position data of the embedded object on the real-time image.

US Pat. No. 9,504,301

HAIR STYLING DEVICE

The Beachwaver Co., Libe...

1. A hair styling device comprising:
a body;
a cylinder extending from said body, said cylinder being rotatable relative to said body, said cylinder including a clamp
adapted for holding hair, said clamp fixed to said cylinder for rotation with said cylinder, a heating element located within
said cylinder;

a rotatable rod affixed to and rotatable with said cylinder relative to said body, said rotatable rod extending into said
body and supported by a bearing within said body that restrains lateral movement of said rotatable rod and facilitates rotation
of said rotatable rod;

a first terminal disc being rotatably fixed relative to said cylinder, said first terminal disc including concentric annular
electrical contacts;

a second terminal disc being fixed relative to said body, said second terminal disc including concentric continuous annular
electrical contacts;

one of said annular electrical contacts on one of said terminal discs being bent upwardly and another of said annular electrical
contacts on other said terminal disc being a flat annular ring, said first terminal disc being held adjacent to said second
terminal disc so that said contacts of said first terminal disc remain in contact with said contacts of said second terminal
disc to provide an electrical circuit across said contacts, said rotatable rod extending through centers of both said terminal
discs, and said contacts of both said terminal discs circumscribing said rotatable rod; and

a motor connected to said rotatable rod to rotate said cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,508,385

AUDIO-VISUAL PROJECT GENERATOR

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computing system that enables a user to generate an audio-visual project, comprising:
memory that stores
template data that predefines a plurality of templates;
effects data that predefines a plurality of effects; and
skin data that predefines a plurality of skins each of which can be applied to specific ones of the templates;
wherein each of the templates specifies how many segments are included in the project if the template is selected to generate
the project;

wherein each of the effects specifies properties of a said segment, if the effect is applied to the segment, including how
many video slots are included in the segment and how many audio slots are included in the segment; and

wherein each of the skins specifies, on a segment by segment basis, which ones of the effects are applied to which ones of
the segments specified by a said template if the skin is applied to the template;

a user interface configured to accept from the user
a selection of one of the plurality of templates;
a separate selection or recording of a video clip to populate each separate video slot included in each segment of the project;
and

a separate selection or recording of a separate audio clip to populate each separate audio slot included in each segment of
the project; and

one or more processors configured to generate and store on one or more processor readable storage devices, an audio-video
project file that is based on the how many segments are specified by the selected template, the video clips that populate
the video slots, the audio clips that populate the audio slots, and one or more other properties of each said effect that
is applied to each said segment of the project;

wherein the one or more other properties of each said effect comprises at least one of an intro, an outro, static graphics,
moving graphics, a transition, an opacity, a background, a foreground, a border, a cut-scene video or a post processing procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,507,838

USE OF PROJECTOR AND SELECTOR COMPONENT TYPES FOR ETL MAP DESIGN

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method for facilitating generation of a data mapping, the method comprising:
receiving, at one or more computer systems, information specifying one or more components of a logical design, wherein at
least one of the one or more components is of a first type, and the information specifying the one or more components of the
logical design is either indicative of an operation that changes shape of the information flowing through the logical design,
or indicative of an operation that controls the flow of information flowing through the logical design but does not change
shape of the information flowing through the logical design;

determining, with one or more processors associated with the one or more computer systems, a set of data attributes of an
object visible to downstream components in the logical design of the at least one of the one or more components that is of
the first type based on upstream components in the logical design;

grouping the set of data attributes of the object that is of the first type; and
generating, with the one or more processors associated with the one or more computer systems, information indicative of the
group including the set of attributes visible to the downstream components in the logical design of the at least one of the
one or more components that is of the first type in order to create a data integration plan.

US Pat. No. 9,510,469

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a display panel that displays an image;
a back cover mounted on a rear surface if the display panel; and
an adjustment unit positioned on a rear surface of the back cover, wherein the adjustment unit includes a driving part and
a curvature adjustment part, wherein the adjustment unit capable of converting the back cover from a first state which is
flat to a second state which is bent to have curvature, wherein the curvature adjustment part has a first side which is connected
to the driving part and a second side which is connected to the rear surface of the back cover, wherein the adjustment unit
further includes a user manipulation unit connected to the driving part to drive the driving part, and wherein the driving
part includes:

at least one rotation crank link-connected to the user manipulation part, the at least one rotation crank being mounted on
the rear surface of the back cover so that the at least one rotation crank is rotatable in a direction opposite to the rotation
direction of the user manipulation part when the user manipulation part rotates, wherein the curvature adjustment part is
link-connected to the at least one rotation crank.

US Pat. No. 9,508,371

SLIDER AND/OR HARD DISC INCLUDING COATING, AND OPTIONALLY ONE OR MORE ADDITIVES THAT CAN DISSIPATE ELECTRICAL CHARGE

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A hard disc drive comprising:
a) a hard disc drive platter having at least one major surface, wherein at least a portion of the major surface comprises
at least one coating, wherein the coating comprises a lubricant comprising a perfluoropolyether in admixture with one or more
additives that can dissipate electrical charge; and

b) a slider body having air bearing surface positioned to face the at least one major surface of the hard disc drive platter,
wherein at least a portion of the air bearing surface comprises:

i) a carbon overcoat surface; and
ii) a surface coating layer overlying the carbon overcoat surface, wherein the surface coating layer has a thickness of from
greater than zero to 50 angstroms, wherein the surface coating layer comprises an organosilane compound having a functional
group selected from the group consisting of a halogen group, an alkyl group, an amine group, a silicon dioxide group, and
combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,510,351

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL VIA RELAY BACKHAUL LINK

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a signal by a relay in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by the relay from a base station (BS), a reference signal (RS) in a subframe having a first slot and a second slot,
wherein each of the first and second slots includes a plurality of consecutive resource elements over which the RS is allowed
to be spread, and the plurality of consecutive resource elements overlaps a last Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM) symbol of a corresponding slot, and

wherein, when the last OFDM symbol of the subframe is not available for transmission from the BS to the relay, the RS is received
only in the first slot of the subframe and a data signal is received in at least part of the plurality of consecutive resource
elements in the second slot.

US Pat. No. 9,507,768

COGNITIVE INFORMATION SECURITY USING A BEHAVIORAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM

Behavioral Recognition Sy...

1. A computer-implemented method for processing streams of information security data from one or more networked computer systems,
the method comprising:
receiving, by a machine learning engine executing on one or more computing systems, an ordered stream of normalized vectors
corresponding to information security data obtained from one or more sensors monitoring a computer network;

generating a neuro-linguistic model of the information security data by:
clustering the ordered stream of vectors and assigning a letter to each cluster,
outputting an ordered sequence of letters based on a mapping of the ordered stream of normalized vectors to the clusters,
building a dictionary of words from of the ordered output of letters,
outputting an ordered stream of words based on the ordered output of letters, and
generating a plurality of phrases based on the ordered output of words;
evaluating a current observation of letters, words, or phrases generated from one or more subsequent normalized vectors received
from the ordered stream input to the neuro-linguistic model to determine a measure of unusualness for the current observation
of letters, words, or phrases;

generating an alert when the measure of unusualness determined for the current observation of letters, words, or phrases exceeds
a specified threshold, wherein the alert corresponds to activity occurring within the computer network which resulted in the
current observation of letters, words, or phrases;

transmitting the alert to a management console; and
dynamically updating the neuro-linguistic model based on the one or more subsequent normalized vectors from the ordered stream
input to the neuro-linguistic model.

US Pat. No. 9,510,255

NETWORK HANDOVER METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network handover method, comprising:
receiving, by a base station gateway, a handover request message or a radio link establishment request message that is sent
by a source cell radio network controller (RNC); and

performing, by the base station gateway an access control process or initiating the access control process to a core network
in response to receiving the handover request message or radio link establishment request message from the source cell RNC;

wherein receiving the handover request message or the radio link establishment request message that is sent by a source cell
RNC comprises:

when the handover request message or the radio link establishment request message that is received by the base station gateway
carries a closed subscriber group identifier (CSG ID) of a target cell base station, verifying, by the base station gateway,
the CSG ID; and

when verification fails, generating, by the base station gateway, a radio link establishment failure message or a handover
failure message and sending the radio link establishment failure message or the handover failure message from the base station
gateway to the source cell RNC, or when verification fails, generating, by the base station gateway, a handover response message
or a radio link establishment response message that is added with a real closed subscriber group identifier (CSG ID) and sending
the handover response message or the radio link establishment response message from the base station gateway to the source
cell RNC.

US Pat. No. 9,506,715

CROSSBOW TRIGGER ASSEMBLY

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. A trigger assembly attached to a crossbow with a bowstring cable, wherein said trigger assembly comprises:
a housing attached to a stock of the crossbow;
a trigger mechanism including a trigger, wherein said trigger mechanism is rotatably coupled to said housing;
a pivot beam rotatably coupled to said housing, wherein said pivot beam is operatively engaged with said trigger mechanism
so that rotation of said trigger mechanism by pulling said trigger urges said pivot beam to rotate;

a cable catch rotatably coupled to said housing at a pivot point, wherein said cable catch is able to retain the bowstring
cable of the crossbow, and wherein said cable catch is adapted to rotate about said pivot point between an uncocked position
and a cocked position;

a floating sear rotatably coupled to said cable catch at a sear pivot wherein said floating sear is adapted to translate with
the rotation of said cable catch around said pivot point and wherein said floating sear is also adapted to rotate relative
to said cable catch around said sear pivot;

wherein when said cable catch is rotated from said uncocked position to said cocked position, said floating sear translates
over said pivot beam and rotates so that said floating sear drops to a position forward of and abutting said pivot beam, thereafter
holding said cable catch in said cocked position; and,

wherein said pivot beam remains stationary when said cable catch is rotated between said uncocked position and said cocked
position.

US Pat. No. 9,510,384

PRE-ASSOCIATION CONTENT DISCOVERY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communicating data, the method comprising:
establishing a connection between a first computing device and a second computing device;
performing, by the first computing device and the second computing device, service discovery;
performing, by the first computing device and the second computing device, content discovery before performing device association,
wherein performing content discovery includes at least one of: receiving, by the first computing device from the second computing
device, content information associated with a content item accessible to the second computing device, or transmitting, by
the second computing device to the first computing device, the content information associated with the content item accessible
to the second computing device, wherein the content item includes a file, an audio file, or a video file; and

establishing a session of a service after performing content discovery.

US Pat. No. 9,510,358

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ACKNOWLEDGED MODE QOS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in a controlling node of a cell in a cellular system, the method comprising a use of Radio Link Control
Acknowledged Mode, RLC AM, the method also comprising scheduling transmissions in downlink and uplink directions to/from User
Equipments, UEs, in the cell, said scheduling comprising taking into account a priority which a UE has for its downlink and
uplink transmissions, the method also comprising counting a number of scheduled transmissions for the UE in a first of said
downlink and uplink direction to/from the UE since its latest scheduled transmission in other of said downlink and uplink
direction to/from the UE, and if the count of the number of scheduled transmissions for the UE in the first of said downlink
and uplink direction to/from the UE has reached a predetermined value, increasing the priority of the UE in the other of said
downlink and uplink direction to/from the UE, and when the UE has been scheduled for a transmission in the other of said downlink
and uplink direction to/from the UE, restarting the counting in the first of said downlink and uplink direction to/from the
UE from an initial value.

US Pat. No. 9,510,378

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING A PEER-TO-PEER CONNECTION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a wireless interface module of a first device, a wireless connection request from an application on the first
device to connect to a second device;

receiving, by the wireless interface module, an indication from the second device to connect to the first device;
determining, by the wireless interface module computer processor, that the wireless connection request is an initial wireless
connection request;

generating, by the wireless interface module, a wireless connection protocol in response to the wireless connection request
and using a set of procedures that account for a first state associated with the first device based on the determination of
an initial wireless connection request, a second state associated with the second device, a first configuration of the first
device, and a second configuration of the second device, wherein the wireless connection request is independent of the first
state or the second state;

providing the wireless connection protocol to a wireless communications system on the first device to initiate a wireless
connection;

providing a wireless connection initiation message to the application;
establishing the wireless connection based at least in part on the wireless connection protocol; and
providing a wireless connection message to the application.

US Pat. No. 9,510,372

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE CONNECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for establishing, by a first device, a device-to-device (D2D) connection with a second device in a wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
determining whether to establish the D2D connection with the second device or not, based on at least one of a proximity between
the first device and the second device based on a profile of the second device obtained through a neighbor discovery procedure,
a presence of data to be transmitted to the second device, and a preference for the D2D connection of the first device;

transmitting a first connection establishment request message to request of the D2D connection establishment to a network
if it is determined to establish the D2D connection with the second device;

receiving a first connection establishment response message indicating whether the request of the D2D connection establishment
is accepted or rejected, from the network; and

requesting the D2D connection establishment to the second device if the request of the D2D connection establishment is accepted
by the network.

US Pat. No. 9,510,361

NODE AND METHOD FOR DOWNLINK SCHEDULING AND HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST TIMING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a base station, for determining a control timing configuration, the control timing configuration providing
a subframe timing setting for configuring Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) and uplink Hybrid Automatic Retransmission
Request Acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) control timing for a cell serving a user equipment in a multiple cell communications network,
the user equipment being served by a Time Division Duplex (TDD) based cell, and a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) based cell,
the method comprising:
determining a control timing configuration for a secondary cell, the secondary cell being one of the TDD based cell and the
FDD based cell, based on a type of a scheduling cell, the type of the scheduling cell being one of the FDD based cell and
the TDD based cell;

implementing the control timing configuration for PUSCH and uplink HARQ-ACK control timing for a cell serving the user equipment;
and

if the cell serving the user equipment is a TDD based cell, the determining further comprises determining the control timing
configuration for the PUSCH to be equivalent to a TDD configuration of the TDD based cell.

US Pat. No. 9,510,133

MULTI-RAT CARRIER AGGREGATION FOR INTEGRATED WWAN-WLAN OPERATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a dual mode base station that includes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) access point that is integrated
with a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point, the apparatus comprising circuitry configured to:
perform, via the WWAN access point of the dual mode base station, a Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 8,
9 or 10 attach procedure with a WWAN radio of a dual mode user equipment (UE);

perform, via the WWAN access point of the dual mode base station, a WLAN carrier aggregation capability exchange with the
WWAN radio of the dual mode UE, wherein the WWAN access point receives a WLAN carrier aggregation capability of the dual mode
UE during the WLAN carrier aggregation capability exchange;

determine, at the dual mode base station, whether to turn on the WLAN access point that is integrated in the dual mode base
station based on the WLAN carrier aggregation capability to enable WLAN carrier aggregation, wherein traffic for the dual
mode UE is offloaded from the WWAN access point to the WLAN access point when the WLAN access point is turned on at the dual
mode base station; and

obtain information when the WLAN access point is turned on, wherein the information is related to channel interference within
a coverage area of the dual mode base station and a number of WLAN deployments.

US Pat. No. 9,510,190

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT SECURITY FOR MULTI-HOP NETWORKS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An access point for use in a multiple hop access point set comprising:
at least one wireless communication interface; and
a processor associated with the at least one wireless communication interface and adapted to:
obtain resource information for communications to be supported by a child access point in the access point set, wherein the
child access point provides a communication link between the access point and a mobile station;

encrypt the resource information using a first key to create encrypted resource information, wherein the first key is known
to the mobile station and unknown to the child access point and provides end-to-end security between the access point and
the mobile station;

further encrypting the encrypted resource information using a second key to create further encrypted resource information,
wherein the second key is known to the child access point and provides per-hop security between the child access point and
the mobile station; and

initiate delivery of the further encrypted resource information to the child access point via the at least one wireless communication
interface, wherein the further encrypted resource information is delivered over a single wireless communications hop to the
child access point.

US Pat. No. 9,506,454

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING WIND TURBINES

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A wind turbine comprising:
a wind rotor,
a generator driven by the wind rotor and which interacts with a converter to generate electrical power,
a speed regulator outputting a target speed signal,
a converter control unit,
an additional speed regulation system that has an input for additional power and is configured to:
generate from the input for additional power a speed change signal, taking into account a moment of inertia of the rotor,
and

output the speed change signal as an output signal, and
a combiner element that has inputs for the target speed signal and the speed change signal, wherein the combiner element is
configured to output a corrected target speed signal to the converter control unit by combining the target speed signal and
the speed change signal.

US Pat. No. 9,510,462

METHOD FOR FABRICATING CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Gu...

1. A method for fabricating a circuit board structure, comprising:
providing a first circuit board;
providing a second circuit board, wherein an area of the second circuit board is less than an area of the first circuit board;
and

combining the first circuit board with the second circuit board by a surface mount technology to form the circuit board structure
having a portion with a different number of layers.

US Pat. No. 9,509,673

AUTOMATED ACCOUNTS FOR MEDIA PLAYBACK

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a first content activation request from a first device, the first content activation request omitting user identifying
credentials;

accepting the request when the first device is within a predetermined physical proximity of a second device;
assigning a permission level to the first device based on a proximity of the first device to the second device, where a higher
permission level is assigned when the first device is closer to the second device;

receiving an identifying address corresponding to the second device;
providing the first content to the second device based on the identifying address;
receiving a control command from the first device; and
causing the first content to be played on the second device based on the control command and the assigned permission level.

US Pat. No. 9,510,383

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASSOCIATING DEVICES BASED ON ACTUATION OF INPUT DEVICES AND SIGNAL STRENGTH

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of associating a mobile device with a medical device, comprising:
actuating a first input device of the medical device;
transmitting at least one signal by the medical device to the mobile device;
actuating a second input device of the mobile device at substantially the same time as, or within a defined time interval
after or before, the actuation of the first input device of the medical device;

determining, by the mobile device, a plurality of indications of signal strengths of the at least one signal transmitted by
the medical device; and

performing an association procedure between the mobile device and the medical device based on the plurality of indications.

US Pat. No. 9,510,437

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A PREDETERMINED MAGNETIC POTENTIAL

THE UNITED STATES OF AMER...

1. An atom chip device comprising:
a plurality of wires configured to control a potential in a first direction;
a waveguide configured to control the potential in a second direction; and
wherein the plurality wires are spaced a predetermined spacing distance apart from each other so that by adjusting currents
in the plurality of wires the potential in the first and second directions can be tuned to produce a double well trap.

US Pat. No. 9,506,431

DETACHABLE CONNECTING DEVICE FOR CONNECTING AT LEAST TWO FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS AND FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS

1. A detachable connecting device for connecting a first functional component and a second functional component to each other,
the connecting device comprising:
at least one connecting element adapted to be arranged by a rotary and/or plug-in movement relative to an imaginary connecting
axis of the connecting device in at least one connecting element receptacle of the first functional component so as to be
force-transmitting;

at least one bushing that, relative to the connecting axis, is circumferentially closed and adapted to be arranged on the
at least one connecting element;

at least one bushing receptacle provided on the second functional component;
wherein the at least one bushing together with the at least one connecting element is adapted to be arranged in the at least
one bushing receptacle for realizing a force transmission between the at least one connecting element and the second functional
component;

wherein the at least one bushing receptacle comprises a circumferential side relative to the connecting axis, wherein the
circumferential side comprises an insertion section with an insertion opening for insertion of the at least one bushing into
the at least one bushing receptacle from outside of the circumferential side into an interior of the at least one bushing
receptacle or for removal of the at least one bushing from the interior of the at least one bushing receptacle through the
circumferential side;

wherein the at least one bushing receptacle comprises a radial inner circumferential side, relative to the connecting axis,
and the radial inner circumferential side widens toward the connecting element receptacle, when viewed in axial direction;

wherein the radial inner circumferential side widens conically.

US Pat. No. 9,510,438

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electronic control device housing a circuit board having an electronic component thereon in a housing of the device,
wherein a wall surface of the housing facing a mounting position of the electronic component on the circuit board is partially
open and a convex-shaped heat dissipating metal part having a flange on its bottom side is attached to the opening from outside,
and

wherein a top section of the metal part comes into contact with a position on the circuit board corresponding to the mounting
position of the electronic component with a heat dissipating filler material placed therebetween when the metal part is attached
from the opening of the housing and the flange and a wall section near the opening are brought into contact with each other
with a sealing filler material placed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,510,414

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIGHTING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit comprising:
a flicker elimination unit configured to perform a flicker removal for LED modules; and
a driving control unit configured to pause the flicker removal in response to receiving an AC input voltage through a Triode
for Alternating Current (TRIAC) dimmer.

US Pat. No. 9,510,464

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT BOARD

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of a circuit board, comprising:
providing a circuit substrate having a first surface and at least a first circuit;
forming a dielectric layer on the circuit substrate, the dielectric layer having a second surface and covering the first surface
and the at least a first circuit;

irradiating the dielectric layer by a laser beam to form a first intaglio pattern, a second intaglio pattern, and at least
a blind via extending from the second surface of the dielectric layer to the at least a first circuit of the circuit substrate;

forming a first conductive layer in the first intaglio pattern, the second intaglio pattern, and the at least a blind via,
wherein the first conductive layer fills the first intaglio pattern and is disposed on an inner wall of the second intaglio
pattern and an inner wall of the at least a blind via, and an entire volume of the first intaglio pattern is full of the first
conductive layer;

forming a barrier layer in the second intaglio pattern and the at least a blind via, the barrier layer covering the first
conductive layer;

forming a second conductive layer in the second intaglio pattern and the at least a blind via, the second conductive layer
covering the barrier layer; and

removing parts of the second conductive layer, parts of the barrier layer, and parts of the first conductive layer until the
second surface of the dielectric layer is exposed to form a patterned circuit structure, the patterned circuit structure being
located in the first intaglio pattern, the second intaglio pattern, and the at least a blind via and being electrically connected
to the at least a first circuit of the circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,510,392

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a contactless communication unit for contactless communication;
a wireless communication unit for wireless communication; and
a control unit configured to, in a case in which the contactless communication unit detects another communication device,
start activation of a first communication mode of the wireless communication unit, and conduct at least part of a connection
process using the contactless communication, for the wireless communication with the other communication device before the
activation completes,

wherein the connection process includes a process of deciding which communication device is to operate as a group owner, and
an authentication process.

US Pat. No. 9,510,359

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN PEER TO PEER COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES AND/OR SYSTEMS RELATING TO RATE SCHEDULING, TRAFFIC SCHEDULING, RATE CONTROL, AND/OR POWER CONTROL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a first communication device, comprising:
monitoring to receive transmission requests during a monitoring period;
receiving, from a second communication device, a first transmit request for transmitting from the second communication device
to the first communication device using a peer to peer air link traffic segment;

receiving, from a third communication device, a second transmit request for transmitting from the third communication device
to a fourth communication device using the peer to peer air link traffic segment;

determining a priority of the first transmit request and a priority of the second transmit request;
determining a communication device priority using the priority of the first transmit request and the priority of the second
transmit request; and

determining whether to send a receive echo signal from the first communication device to the second communication device based
on the communication device priority.

US Pat. No. 9,509,362

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING MODIFIED CONSTELLATION MAPPING USING A SOFT DEMAPPER

Cavium, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A method for processing data from a network, comprising:
obtaining, from a storage matrix, a first symbol received from a wireless communications network;
identifying the first symbol as being one of predefined encoding categories associated with control signals for managing data
transfer over the wireless communications network;

forcing at least one input value to infinity to discard unused constellation points associated with the first symbol in accordance
with a mapping rule;

performing a first minimum function based on the first symbol and the input value; and
generating a Log Likelihood Ratio (“LLR”) value representing a first logic value in response to output of the first minimum
function.

US Pat. No. 9,510,485

EXPANDABLE, MODULAR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FACILITY WITH MODULARLY EXPANDABLE COOLING

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An Expandable Modular Information Technology (IT) Facility (EMITF) that supports a large-scale modularly-constructed and
expandable information handling system (LMIHS) comprising:
an Expandable Modular Information Technology (IT) Building Infrastructure (EMITBI), the EMITBI having an initial enclosure
comprised of: an initial base pad providing a fixed area of usable space on which one or more modular sub-components of the
LMIHS can be placed; a plurality of exterior walls extending vertically from an outer perimeter of the initial base pad and
connected to a roof structure, the plurality of exterior walls and roof structure collectively providing an outer perimeter
of the initial enclosure of the EMITBI, within which a first maximum number of modular IT components can be housed, the plurality
of exterior walls including at least one exterior wall that is constructed as a removable expansion wall (REW) that enables
expansion of the usable space of the EMITBI, wherein the EMITBI protects the IT gear located therein and is expandable to
an adjacent expansion space external to the REW and via later removal of the REW, without affecting the operation of the existing
LMIHS within an initial enclosed segment of the EMITBI, wherein expansion of the EMITBI includes addition of an adjacent segment
of base pad and constructing additional exterior side walls, ceiling and roof support structures, and a new external wall
enclosing the adjacent segment of base pad, with the REW providing a first already-in place wall of the enclosed adjacent
segment of base pad, and wherein the REW is physically dissembled and removed from within the expanded EMITBI after construction
and preparation of the adjacent expansion space to provide a contiguous space for receiving additional modular IT components
and IT gear;

a plurality of modular IT components placed within the EMITBI on the usable space and operational as the LMIHS, wherein the
EMITBI provides a protective enclosure, with a controlled environment, within which the LMIHS can operate with minimal exposure
to an environment outside of the plurality of exterior walls, and wherein at least one of the plurality of modular IT components
dissipate heat; and

at least one air handling unit (AHU) in fluid communication with the initial enclosure to support cooling of one or more of
the IT components within the initial enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,510,183

APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR FACILITATING NETWORK SELECTION AT A MOBILE NODE UTILIZING A NETWORK SELCTION LIST MAINTAINED THEREAT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for facilitating a selection of a network, the method comprising:
upon powering up, determining that a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card of a mobile device has stored thereon a network
selection list;

when the SIM card has stored thereon a network selection list, retrieving the network selection list from the SIM card and
storing the network selection list on a second storage element of the mobile device;

determining that the SIM card of the mobile device has been removed or that a new SIM card does not have stored thereon a
network selection list;

when the SIM card of the mobile device has been removed or that the new SIM card does not have stored thereon a network selection
list, retrieving the network selection list from the second storage element of the mobile device;

selecting one or more networks with which the mobile device is to attempt communication from the network selection list.

US Pat. No. 9,510,365

SIGNAL-TRANSCEIVING METHOD, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting an uplink signal by a user equipment in a time division duplex (TDD)-based wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
receiving scheduling information for data transmission in a first uplink subframe; and
transmitting uplink data in accordance with the scheduling information,
wherein a transmission period for the uplink data includes the first uplink subframe,
wherein when a second subframe just before the first uplink subframe is a subframe including a downlink period, a guard period
and an uplink period, and when a predetermined condition is satisfied, the transmission period further includes the uplink
period of the second subframe, and a size of the uplink data is determined using second information about the number of resource
blocks obtained by multiplying a specific weighting factor by first information about the number of resource blocks included
in the scheduling information, and

wherein the second information about the number of resource blocks is determined by NPRB=max{?N?PRB×(Ns+Nu)/Ns?,1}, where N?PRB corresponds to the first information about the number of resource blocks, NPRB corresponds to the second information about the number of resource blocks, Ns represents the number of symbols allocated for transmission of the uplink data, and Nu represents the number of symbols at which the uplink data can be transmitted at the uplink period of the second subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,510,404

BACKLIGHT DRIVE CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A backlight drive circuit, comprising:
a plurality of light emitting cells, divided into several backlight partitions in an even manner;
pulse dimming signal units of a same number with the backlight partitions, each of the pulse dimming signal units outputting
a pulse dimming signal; and

a plurality of backlight drive units, each of which is electrically connected to all of the pulse dimming signal units to
receive respective pulse dimming signals output by the pulse dimming signal units, and meanwhile each of which is further
electrically connected to an identical number of light emitting cells in all the backlight partitions, wherein,

when a pulse dimming signal is output from one of the pulse dimming signal units, all of the backlight drive units supply
power to their respectively connected light emitting cells in a corresponding one of the backlight partitions, so as to drive
said light emitting cells to emit light.

US Pat. No. 9,510,494

AUTOMATIC SPLICING DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An automatic splicing device which connects number one and number two tape provided with cavities for storing components
and indexing holes at fixed intervals using splicing tape at a splicing position, comprising:
number one and number two cutting devices for respectively cutting each unnecessary section from the tail end of number one
tape and the leading end of number two tape at number one and number two cutting positions;

number one and number two tape indexing devices for respectively conveying the number one and number two tapes along number
one and number two conveyance paths and positioning sequentially cutting points for the number one and number two tapes at
the number one and number two cutting positions and the splicing position;

number one and number two takeup devices for respectively taking up the number one and number two unnecessary sections cut
from the number one and number two tapes each respectively provided between the number one and number two cutting positions
and the splicing position;

a control device for controlling each action of the number one and number two tape indexing devices, the number one and number
two cutting devices, and the number one and number two takeup devices;

wherein the number one and number two takeup devices comprise:
number one and number two takeup members formed with number one and number two movable conveyance paths which make up part
of the number one and number two conveyance paths and provided between the number one and number two cutting positions and
the splicing position;

number one and number two takeup member moving devices for moving the number one and number two takeup members between the
number one and number two conveyance positions at which the number one and number two movable conveyance paths are in a line
with the number one and number two conveyance paths, and number one and number two aperture forming positions at which number
one and number two apertures for taking up the number one and number two unnecessary sections of the number one and number
two tapes that are conveyed on the number one and number two conveyance paths are formed between the number one and number
two cutting positions in the number one and number two conveyance paths and the splicing position;

wherein the control device moves the number one and number two takeup member moving devices so that the number one and number
two takeup members are positioned at the number one and number two aperture forming positions until the number one and the
number two indexing devices position the number one and number two tape cutting points at the number one and number two cutting
positions; and,

when the number one and number two cutting devices complete the cutting of the number one and number two unnecessary sections,
moves the number one and number two takeup member moving devices so that the number one and number two takeup members are
positioned at the number one and number two conveyance positions.

US Pat. No. 9,510,432

RADIATION SOURCE AND LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of monitoring operation of a radiation source fuel droplet stream generator comprising a capillary and a piezo-electric
actuator that are coupled to each other, the method comprising:
using the capillary to contain a fuel; and
analyzing a resonance frequency spectrum of the coupled capillary and piezo-electric actuator during the operation of the
radiation source fuel droplet stream generator using the coupled capillary and piezo-electric actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,510,200

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a secured module arranged to store secured data;
a component outside the secured module, said component having a normal operating mode with a normal mode operating voltage;
an interface arranged to access said secured module;
a voltage monitoring unit connected to said component, arranged to monitor an operating voltage of said component;
an interface control unit connected to said voltage monitoring unit and said interface, arranged to inhibit access to said
secured module through said interface when said operating voltage is below a predetermined secure access voltage level, said
secure access voltage being higher than said normal mode operating voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,510,455

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An electronic component embedded substrate comprising:
a core board having a cavity formed therein;
an electronic component, having a body and an electrical terminal, embedded in the cavity; and
a circuit pattern formed on one surface of the core board and configured for fixing the electronic component in the cavity
by pressing the body of the electronic component,

wherein the cavity has lateral surfaces and formed through the core board, and
wherein the circuit pattern is not in contact with the lateral surfaces of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,510,448

MAXIMIZING SURFACE AREA OF SURFACE MOUNT CONTACT PADS OF CIRCUIT BOARD ALSO HAVING VIA CONTACT PADS

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A circuit board comprising:
a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a plurality of vias extending through the substrate from the first side to the second side;
a plurality of via contact pads on the second side, each via contact pad surrounding a corresponding via; and
a pair of surface mount contact pads on the second side, each surface mount contact pad having a surface area and one or more
first edges adjacently opposite corresponding via contact pads, each first edge having a shape to maximize the surface area
while maintaining a first predetermined minimum distance to a closet via contact pad,

wherein the shape of each first edge is a same shape as a shape of an opposite portion of the closest via contact pad, a distance
between each point of a plurality of points of the first edge and a closest point of a plurality of points of the opposite
portion of the closest via contact pad being equal to the first predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 9,510,186

TAMPER PREVENTION FOR ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (ESIM) TYPE PARAMETERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for protecting a Type parameter of an electronic Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) that is associated with a Mobile
Network Operator (MNO), the method comprising:
at an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC):
receiving a request to store the eSIM within a memory that is accessible to the eUICC; and
in response to the request:
storing the eSIM into the memory,
parsing a file system of the eSIM to identify the Type parameter, and
updating a file access property of the Type parameter to prevent the Type parameter from being modified by the MNO.

US Pat. No. 9,510,495

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH CAVITY-TYPE, PERMEABLE MATERIAL FILLED PACKAGES, AND METHODS OF THEIR MANUFACTURE

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A device comprising:
a package housing with a cavity, wherein the cavity is partially defined by a cavity bottom surface, a bonding shelf above
the cavity bottom surface, and a lower cavity sidewall extending between the cavity bottom surface and the bonding shelf,
wherein the cavity bottom surface includes a mounting area and a non-mounting area;

at least one electronic circuit attached to the cavity bottom surface over the mounting area;
a plurality of conductive structures, each having first and second portions that are electrically coupled, wherein each first
portion is accessible within the cavity over the bonding shelf, and each second portion is exposed to an exterior of the package
housing;

a plurality of connectors coupled between the at least one electronic circuit and the first portions of the plurality of conductive
structures;

a first material having a relatively high, first modulus of elasticity in direct contact with and covering the non-mounting
area, the mounting area, and at least a portion of the lower cavity sidewall, and also in direct contact with the at least
one electronic circuit, wherein the first material is a die attach material that attaches the at least one electronic circuit
to the mounting area and extends to the lower cavity sidewall; and

a second material having a relatively low, second modulus of elasticity disposed over the first material within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,510,370

RADIO BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION NODE, CONTROL METHOD FOR RADIO BASE STATION AND CONTROL METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION NODE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A radio base station, comprising:
a controller that generates a message comprising an identification information of the radio base station and an information
on an environment around the radio base station; and

a transmitter that transmits the generated message to a Home Evolved Node B Gateway (HeNB-GW),
wherein the information on the environment around the radio base station includes identification information of a HeNB-GW
most recently connected to the radio base station,

wherein the identification information and the information on the environment around the radio base station are used by the
HeNB-GW for a determination of whether or not the radio base station is operational,

wherein when it is determined that the radio base station is operational, the identification information of the radio base
station and information on an environment around the radio base station is forwarded from the HeNB-GW to the Mobility Management
Entity (MME) to carry on a normal processing for the radio base station, and

wherein when it is determined that that base station is non-operational, a failure message is transmitted from the HeNB-GW
to the radio base station to disconnect a connection between the radio base station and the HeNB-GW.

US Pat. No. 9,510,089

DYNAMIC LOCATION DETERMINATION FOR A DIRECTIONALLY CONTROLLABLE PARAMETRIC EMITTER

Turtle Beach Corporation,...

1. An ultrasonic audio system, comprising:
a location sensor;
a location tracking module configured to receive information from the location sensor and to determine a location of a listener
in a listening environment;

a time delay module configured to receive audio content and to generate a plurality of audio content signals, the generated
audio content signals comprising a plurality of individual instances of the audio content signal each instance delayed in
time relative to the other instances of the audio content signals;

an ultrasonic emitter comprising a plurality of electrically isolated sections, each section having an input electrically
coupled to receive one of the individual instances of the audio content signal, and configured to emit an audio-modulated
ultrasonic signal from each of the plurality of electrically isolated sections; and

a plurality of selectable interconnects, selectively electrically connecting adjacent pairs of the electrically isolated sections,
wherein an amount of delay inserted for each instance of the audio content is computed so that a composite audio-modulated
ultrasonic signal emitted by the emitter is directed toward the determined location of the listener.

US Pat. No. 9,508,063

IMAGE READING DEVICE, IMAGE READING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF AN IMAGE READING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A check processing device comprising:
an imaging element that reads the surface of a check exposed to reading light and outputs scanning information;
a first light source that emits a first light with a different wavelength than ultraviolet light as the reading light;
a second light source that emits an ultraviolet second light as the reading light; and
a controller that controls driving the imaging element, first light source, and second light source, and includes
a scanning information corrector that uses a first correction value to correct the scanning information accumulated while
the second light is emitted in a first operating mode for reading the surface of the check by sequentially emitting the first
light and then the second light, and

uses a second correction value to correct the scanning information accumulated while the second light is emitted in a second
operating mode for reading the surface of the check by emitting only the second light;

wherein the first correction value is set based on a reference value previously set for the second light and an average of
scanning information accumulated by the imaging element while the second light is emitted when the first light and then the
second light are sequentially emitted within a specific time to the surface of a reference member and the surface of the reference
member is imaged, and

wherein the second correction value is set based on the reference value previously set for the second light, and an average
of scanning information accumulated by the imaging element when the surface of the reference member is imaged by exposing
the reference member to only the second light.

US Pat. No. 9,510,421

ELECTRONIC BALLAST FOR OPERATING AT LEAST A FIRST AND A SECOND CASCADE OF LEDS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An electronic ballast for operating at least a first and a second cascade of LEDs, comprising:
an input with a first and a second input terminal for connecting to an alternating power supply voltage;
a rectifier that is connected to the first and to the second input terminal, wherein the rectifier has an output with a first
and a second output terminal;

a first unit that comprises the first cascade of LEDs;
at least one second unit that comprises the second cascade of LEDs, wherein an electronic switch is connected in parallel
with the second cascade of LEDs;

wherein the first unit is connected to the first output terminal of the rectifier, and the at least one second unit is connected
in series with the first unit, said connection being at the end of the first unit that is not connected to the first output
terminal of the rectifier;

a series circuit comprising a linear controller and a shunt resistor, wherein this series circuit is connected in series between
the second unit and the second output terminal of the rectifier;

a setpoint value specification device for the linear controller with a first and a second input and an output, wherein the
output of the setpoint value specification device is connected to the linear controller, wherein the first input of the setpoint
value specification device is connected to the shunt resistor, wherein the second input of the setpoint value specification
device is connected to the tap of a first voltage divider,

wherein
the first voltage divider is connected between the coupling point of the first unit and the second unit at one end and the
second output terminal of the rectifier at the other end.

US Pat. No. 9,510,362

OVERLAYING RECEIVE SCHEDULES FOR ENERGY-CONSTRAINED DEVICES IN CHANNEL-HOPPING NETWORKS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
determining a start time at which a first device in a frequency-hopping communication network is expected to transmit a data
message;

generating a first schedule based on the determined start time the first device is expected to transmit the data message,
the first schedule defining a first timeslot during which a second device in the network listens for the data message; and

overlaying the first schedule on a frequency-hopping schedule for the second device, wherein
the frequency-hopping schedule defines a plurality of second timeslots during which the second device listens for data messages
from other devices in the network,

a duration of the first timeslot is greater than respective durations of the plurality of second timeslots; and
setting the duration of the first timeslot based on an expected synchronization error of the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,510,486

DATA CENTER COOLING SYSTEM HAVING ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION

1. A data center cooling system comprising:
a plurality of electronic device racks each include a plurality of electronic devices;
a horizontal space is created between a top of a first one of said plurality of electronic device racks and a bottom of a
second one of said plurality of electronic device racks;

an evaporator is retained in said space;
a first vertical space is created on a first end of said plurality of electronic device racks, a second vertical space is
created on a second end of said plurality electronic device racks, wherein heated air from said plurality of electronic device
racks flow into said first and second vertical spaces and upward; and

a heat exchanger is located vertically above a data center, said heat exchanger includes an input and an output, said heat
exchanger receives heated air from said plurality of electronic device racks, said heat exchanger outputs cold air, wherein
the cold air is fed into said evaporator to cool said plurality of electronic racks.

US Pat. No. 9,510,397

HIGH-FREQUENCY INDUCTION HEATING APPARATUS AND FILM LABEL ATTACHING APPARATUS

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A high-frequency induction heating apparatus comprising:
a high-frequency oscillation apparatus;
a heating coil;
a mandrel that rotates a can body; and
a ferrite-made case, wherein
the can body is a steel can and moves while being rotated by the mandrel,
the heating coil comprises a first coil heating a first part of the can body, wherein predetermined current outputted by the
high-frequency oscillation apparatus flows through the first coil,

the ferrite-made case accommodates the heating coil and surrounds a moving path of the mandrel, and
the mandrel comprises a ferrite-made ring that is adjacent to a mounting part of the can body and close to a bottom part of
the case, wherein

the heating coil further comprises a second coil heating a second part of the can body, wherein current different from the
predetermined current flows through the second coil by a high-frequency current transformer, and/or a third coil heating a
third part of the can body, wherein current different from the predetermined current flows through the third coil by a parallel
circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,510,160

ENHANCED NETWORK-NETWORK INTERFACE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

13. A network, comprising:
a controlling server;
a participating server communicatively coupled to the controlling server via a network-network interface (NNI) link;
wherein the participating server is configured to receive, from a user equipment (UE) homed at and communicatively coupled
to the participating server, an update related to Multicast-Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) areas currently visited
which are outside of MBSFN areas of the participating server;

wherein the participating server is configured to convey, to the controlling server, control signaling comprising an update
related to the MBSFN areas currently visited by the UE; and

wherein the controlling server is configured to allocate Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) bearers for MBSFN
areas of the controlling server based on a total number of UEs in the MBSFN areas of the controlling server including both
UEs homed at the controlling server and UEs visiting the MBSFN areas of the controlling server.

US Pat. No. 9,509,904

USER PROGRAMMABLE IMAGE CAPTURING AND PROCESSING DEVICE

Imperx, Inc., Boca Raton...

1. A scene capturing device comprising:
a sensor configured to capture scene signals from a scene and to produce digital signals representative of the scene signals;
a sensor processing module coupled to the sensor, the sensor processing module having a sensor process configured to cause
the sensor processing module to generate sensor signals for causing the sensor to produce the digital signals and generate
conditioned signals based upon the digital signals;

a user processing module coupled to the sensor processing module, the user processing module having a user process configured
to process the conditioned signals and generate a user data stream based upon the digital signals;

a process loading module configured to load the user process into the user processing module while inhibiting access to the
sensor process while the user processing module is coupled to the sensor processing module and the sensor processing module
is coupled to the sensor;

an output module configured to provide the user data stream to a scene processing device; and
a housing configured to enclose the sensor, the sensor processing module, the user processing module, and the process loading
module, and the output module, wherein the user process is loaded into the user processing module while the user processing
module is enclosed within the housing, wherein the output module includes

a first connector configured to connect to a first cable and to communicate the user process from a user process loading device
to the scene capturing device while the user processing module is enclosed within the housing, and

a second connector for connecting to a second cable and for communicating the user data stream from the scene capturing device
to the scene processing device.

US Pat. No. 9,510,445

MEMBER FOR FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A member for a flexible device, the member comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of nanopillars formed on the substrate; and
a metal electrode which is formed on the substrate and includes a plurality of nanoholes, and the nanopillars penetrate through
the nanoholes, wherein the substrate and the nanopillars include polyimide, and the metal electrode includes copper.

US Pat. No. 9,510,439

FAULT CONTAINMENT ROUTING

Honeywell International I...

1. A circuit board comprising:
a first fault containment region defined, at least in part, by first and second metal layers coupled to ground; the first
fault containment region including:

a first signal layer between the first and second metal layers;
a third metal layer between the first and second metal layers, the third metal layer connected to the first signal layer to
provide a return path for the first signal layer; and

a fourth metal layer between the first and second metal layers, the fourth metal layer connected to the first signal layer
to provide power to the first signal layer; and

a second fault containment region in a plurality of layers below the first fault containment region, the second fault containment
region defined, at least in part, by a fifth metal layer and the second metal layer, the second fault containment region including:

a second signal layer between the second and fifth metal layers;
a sixth metal layer between the second and fifth metal layers, the sixth metal layer connected to the second signal layer
to provide a return path for the second signal layer; and

a seventh metal layer between the second and fifth metal layers, the seventh metal layer connected to the second signal layer
to provide power for the second signal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,510,399

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING LIGHT OUTPUT AND CONTROLLING LIGHT OUTPUT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method of directing light toward a light-sensing surface, comprising:
associating a first sensor of a light-sensing surface with at least one of a plurality of light-generating LEDs;
associating a second sensor of said light-sensing surface with at least one of said plurality of light-generating LEDs;
monitoring a first sensor light intensity of said first sensor and a second sensor light intensity of said second sensor;
detecting a first sensor blocked condition at said first sensor when said first sensor light intensity is below a first sensor
threshold level;

generating a first light output from at least one of said light-generating LEDs associated with said first sensor when said
first sensor is in said first sensor blocked condition;

detecting a second sensor blocked condition at said second sensor when said second sensor light intensity is below a second
sensor threshold level; and

generating a second light output from at least one of said light-generating LEDs associated with said second sensor when said
second sensor is in said second sensor blocked condition.

US Pat. No. 9,510,386

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING FOR A RADIO LINK FAILURE

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) of performing radio link monitoring, the method comprising:
operating with (1) a plurality of component carriers including a primary component carrier (PCC) and (2) least one secondary
component carrier, wherein one of the at least one secondary component carrier is configured as a special component carrier;

monitoring out-of-synch indications of the PCC and out-of-synch indications of the special component carrier;
on a condition that a radio link failure of the special component carrier is detected, sending a notification of the radio
link failure to an evolved Node B (eNB); and

suspending transmissions on the special component carrier and any component carrier of the plurality of component carriers
associated with the special component carrier,

wherein the radio link failure of the special component carrier is detected based on a detected number of out-of-synch indications
of the special component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,510,465

ELECTRONIC ALBUM

1. An electronic album, comprising:
a housing;
wherein the housing comprises a front housing and a rear housing, and the front housing is fixed to the rear housing through
a screw; a screw hole is arranged at the rear housing, and a screw hole column corresponding to the screw hole is arranged
at the front housing; an adapter sleeve is formed along the screw hole of the rear housing, and the adapter sleeve is configured
with threads, and the threads of the adapter sleeve matches with threads of the screw hole.

US Pat. No. 9,510,419

TEMPERATURE ADJUSTED DIMMING CONTROLLER

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A method for adjusting CCT values of a plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices using a lighting control device,
comprising:
receiving, at a user interface of the lighting control device, a first input specifying a desired intensity level and a second
input specifying a maximum CCT value for the plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices, wherein the maximum CCT value
indicates a normalized maximum CCT limit at full intensity for the plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices;

determining a white component color temperature value for the plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices based on the
first input and the second input, wherein the white component color temperature value is directly proportional to the first
input specifying the desired intensity level;

determining, based on the white component color temperature value, driver levels to control characteristics of emitted light
of the plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices, wherein the driver levels include fixture-dependent values specific
to each of the plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices and wherein the characteristics of the emitted light include
an emitted CCT value reflecting warmth of the emitted light;

outputting, via a common interface, the driver levels to the plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices; and
responsive to changes to the first input, modifying the white component color temperature value to reflect variations of the
warmth of the emitted light of the plurality of non-tungsten based lighting devices as the first input is changed.

US Pat. No. 9,510,390

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for coordinating uplink and downlink transmissions, the method comprising:
a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) receiving discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration information from an evolved
Node-B (eNB) via a radio resource control (RRC) message, wherein the DRX configuration information comprises an indication
of a length of a minimum active period and an indication of a DRX cycle periodicity;

the WTRU receiving an uplink resource assignment from the eNB, wherein the uplink resource assignment is applicable to a first
uplink channel, and the uplink resource assignment is a periodic assignment of the first uplink channel; and

the WTRU transmitting to the eNB in accordance with the uplink resource assignment, wherein transmissions sent on the first
uplink channel according to the periodic assignment coincide with an active period of a DRX cycle associated with the DRX
configuration information.

US Pat. No. 9,504,507

INJECTOR DEVICE FOR INTRODUCING BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIAL INTO DEEP ANATOMICAL AREAS

TECRES S.P.A., Sommacamp...

1. An injector device for introducing biocompatible material into deep anatomical areas, positioned at the spine, the pelvis,
the rachis and other similar locations, comprising:
a cannulated body;
a piston for delivering said biocompatible material, the piston being equipped with a shaft, wherein said cannulated body
has a distal end, facing towards a user, and a proximal end, facing towards said anatomical area;

wherein said cannulated body is monolithic and comprises a rectilinear section, equipped with a longitudinal axis, an inner
lumen, and an end section that is curved and/or bent at said proximal end,

wherein said proximal end comprises an extrusion mouth of said cannula for extruding biocompatible material, wherein said
extrusion mouth, said end section and said rectilinear section are comprised of a single continuous piece and wherein the
extrusion mouth is wider than at least one of the rectilinear section or of the end section,

wherein said cannulated body is made from a rigid material, and said shaft has a rectilinear and flexible configuration so
as to follow the path of said cannulated body, including in its end section that is curved and/or bent.

US Pat. No. 9,510,409

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING SYSTEM WITH LIGHT SIGNALS CARRIED VIA POWER LINES

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A light emitting diode driving system with light signals carried via power lines applied to a light emitting diode lamp
string, the light emitting diode driving system comprising:
a switch unit comprising a power input side, a power output side and a controlled side, the power output side electrically
connected to the light emitting diode lamp string;

a control unit electrically connected to the switch unit;
a light signal generating unit electrically connected to the control unit and the power output side; and
a controlling side zener diode electrically connected to the control unit and supplying power to the control unit,
wherein the controlling side zener diode, the switch unit and the light emitting diode lamp string are connected in series;
the light signal generating unit generates the light signal when the control unit turns off the switch unit; the light signal
generating unit sends the light signal to the light emitting diode lamp string.

US Pat. No. 9,510,447

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a resin insulation layer;
a first conductive layer formed on a first-surface side of the resin insulation layer such that the first conductive layer
is embedded into a first surface of the resin insulation layer;

a second conductive layer formed on a second-surface side of the resin insulation layer such that the second conductive layer
is formed on a second surface of the resin insulation layer;

a via conductor formed in the resin insulation layer such that the via conductor is penetrating through the resin insulation
layer and electrically connecting the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer; and

a solder-resist layer formed on the first surface of the resin insulation layer such that the solder-resist layer is covering
the first conductive layer and having an opening structure forming an exposed structure of the first conductive layer,

wherein the exposed structure of the first conductive layer is configured to connect an electronic component to the first
conductive layer, and the first conductive layer has a barrier-metal layer embedded into the first surface of the resin insulation
layer and a metal layer formed on the barrier-metal layer such that the barrier-metal layer is formed on a surface of the
first conductive layer and comprises a metal different from a metal forming the metal layer and that the metal layer is formed
on a surface of the barrier-metal layer in the exposed structure of the first conductive layer and protruding from the first
surface of the resin insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,510,484

RACK COOLING

International Business Ma...

1. A system comprising four racks arranged in a cruciform arrangement having a center, when viewed from above, each rack having
a front and a rear, with the rear of each rack facing a hot aisle at the center of the cruciform arrangement, wherein each
rack comprises:
a plurality of electronic components;
one cooling system in the rack and arranged to draw cold air into the rack to cool the electronic components and expel hot
air into the hot aisle from the rack via a rear of the rack which results in the hot air being exhausted from the hot aisle
primarily by a mechanism of the hot air in the hot aisle having a higher temperature than adjacent air, said one cooling system
in the rack being external to the electronic components in the rack;

a panel, mounted on the rack, movable from an open position not blocking a rear of an adjacent rack to a closed position blocking
the rear of the adjacent rack; and

a rail system connected to the rack and configured to move, after the panel of the one rack has been moved from the open position
to the closed position, the rack from an operating position forward to a non-operating position.

US Pat. No. 9,510,302

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A transmission control method comprising:
enabling secondary usage by a second communication service of a communication spectrum primarily assigned to a first communication
service by:

receiving, by a communication terminal, a first signal including location data associated with the second communication service;
determining whether transmission of a second signal associated with the second communication service is available;
in response to determining that transmission of the second signal associated with the second communication service is not
available, delaying transmission of the second signal until transmission of the second signal associated with the second communication
service becomes available; and

transmitting the second signal for the second communication service based on the received location data associated with the
second communication service.

US Pat. No. 9,510,488

MOTOR DRIVE UNIT WITH HEAT SINK DEALING WITH DROP OF CUTTING FLUID

FANUC Corporation, Minam...

1. A motor drive unit comprising:
a housing;
at least one electronic component disposed within the housing;
a heat sink mounted to a mounting surface of the electronic component; and
a fan motor for generating forced convection inside the housing,
wherein the heat sink comprises
a first end intersecting the mounting surface of the electronic component and inclined in a direction relative to a direction
perpendicular to the mounting surface,

a second end adjacent to the first end and opposite the mounting surface, the second end not directly facing the mounting
surface, and

a vertex defined between the first end and the second end of the heat sink, the vertex provided so as to prevent a cutting
fluid dropping from the heat sink from falling onto another electronic component located below the heat sink, and

wherein the convection generated by the fan motor is forced into the heat sink from the inclined first end of the heat sink
toward the fan motor.

US Pat. No. 9,510,417

LED DRIVE METHOD AND LED DRIVE DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. An LED drive method that drives an LED by a drive current, the LED drive method using:
a voltage conversion unit which includes a coil and a first switch, and which converts an external voltage into a first voltage,
which is a DC voltage, by controlling the first switch to be on in an on-pulse period of a first drive signal;

a constant current drive unit which is provided with the first voltage and which generates a drive current having a current
value according to light control information inputted from outside; and

a control unit,
wherein the control unit performs:
a first step of comparing brightness based on the light control information and a predetermined reference brightness;
a second step of generating the first drive signal based on an error between the first voltage and a target voltage representing
a target of the first voltage in a first case in which brightness based on the light control information is higher than the
predetermined reference brightness; and

a third step of generating the first drive signal having a predetermined fixed on-pulse period in a second case in which the
brightness based on the light control information is lower than the predetermined reference brightness, and

wherein, in the second step, the control unit performs:
a fourth step of converting the first voltage into a first digital value proportional to the first voltage; and
a fifth step of calculating an error between the first digital value and a target voltage digital value representing the target
of the first voltage and determining the on-pulse period of the first drive signal by a digital calculation using the error
as an input.

US Pat. No. 9,510,475

MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD TO PROVIDE FORM-FACTOR AND WIRE ALIKE ADAPTATION OF EXISTING PLATFORM HARDWARE MODULES INTO NEW PRODUCTS

ABB Schweiz AG, Zurich (...

9. The method of claim 1, further comprising the step of connecting primary current transformers to one of the AIMs.

US Pat. No. 9,510,398

INDUCTION HEATING APPARATUS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A heating apparatus comprising:
a container including a side wall and a bottom wall, the side wall defining a length between an upper edge and a lower edge;
a plurality of first susceptor wires embedded in the side wall of the container and radially spaced relative to a center axis
of the container, each first susceptor wire includes an elongate body defining a first longitudinal axis, the first longitudinal
axis of each first susceptor wire is substantially parallel relative to the center axis such that a first end of each first
susceptor wire is adjacent the upper edge of the side wall and a second end of each first susceptor wire is adjacent a lower
edge of the side wall, each first susceptor wire being composed of a first material having a relatively high magnetic permeability
and a first Curie temperature characteristic, each first susceptor wire including a first outer surface extending along the
first longitudinal axis, and a first core within the first outer surface and extending along the first longitudinal axis,

a plurality of first conductor wires embedded in the side wall of the container, a respective one of the first conductor wires
being wrapped about a corresponding respective one of the first susceptor wires, the respective one of the first conductor
wires to receive electrical current from a power source to generate a corresponding respective first magnetic field, the corresponding
respective first magnetic field to generate eddy currents circumferentially adjacent the first outer surface of the corresponding
respective first susceptor wire when a temperature of the corresponding respective first susceptor wire is below the first
Curie temperature characteristic and to generate eddy currents adjacent the first core of the corresponding respective first
susceptor wire when the temperature of the corresponding respective first susceptor wire is equal to the first Curie temperature
characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,510,487

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conversion apparatus, comprising:
a power semiconductor module for converting direct-current power into alternating-current power;
a first flow channel forming body for housing the power semiconductor module; and
a cover for fixing the power semiconductor module to the first flow channel forming body, wherein:
the power semiconductor module includes a power semiconductor element, main terminals electrically connected to the power
semiconductor element, and a case for housing the power semiconductor element;

the cover has a recessed portion and an opening provided in a bottom surface portion of the recessed portion;
the power semiconductor module is placed to be fitted into the recessed portion;
the power semiconductor module is fixed to the cover so that the main terminals pass through the opening; and
the case and an inner wall of the recessed portion have an airtight structure.

US Pat. No. 9,510,429

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LIGHTING UNIT CONFIGURE FOR PRESENCE DETECTION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A LED-based lighting unit with implemented radar, comprising:
a plurality of individually-controllable groups of LEDs;
conductive wiring electrically coupling said LEDs in a series parallel configuration;
a radar circuit electrically coupled to a first portion of said conductive wiring; said first portion of said conductive wiring
at least selectively powering said radar circuit and at least selectively powering said LEDs; and

a radar antenna electrically coupled to said radar circuit;
wherein each group of LEDs is individually controllable based on radar frequency signals received at said radar circuit via
said radar antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,509,402

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION WITH A MOBILE DEVICE VIA A POSITIONING SYSTEM INCLUDING RF COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND MODULATED BEACON LIGHT SOURCES

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A mesh network comprising:
a plurality of nodes, each node comprising:
a light source for emitting a modulated light to be received by a mobile device; and
a radio-frequency transceiver for emitting and receiving a radio-frequency signal enabling bi-directional communication with
at least one other node in the mesh network; and

a mesh controller for issuing commands, receiving data, or communicating with a device or network outside the mesh network,
wherein the mesh controller is configured to:
receive, from a mobile device, a received signal strength indicator measurement of three or more nodes of the plurality of
nodes;

receive three or more separate packets, each separate packet including information identifying a respective one of the three
or more nodes; and

using known locations of the identified three or more nodes and the received signal strength measurement, estimate a location
of the mobile device within a space.

US Pat. No. 9,508,980

GRAPHITE PARTICLES AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE SAME AS NEGATIVE

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A graphite particle, wherein pore volume of the pores having a size falling in the range of 102 to 106 Å is 0.4 to 2.0 cc/g per weight of graphite particle, and wherein pore volume of the pores having a size falling in the range
of 1×102 to 2×104 Å is 0.08 to 0.04 cc/g per weight of graphite particle.

US Pat. No. 9,510,442

LED LIGHT SOURCE UNIT FOR BACKLIGHT OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

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

74. An LED light source unit comprising:
a plurality of LED chips;
a substrate;
a metal film covering a principal surface of the substrate; and
a glass layer intervening between the metal film and the substrate;
wherein the metal film comprises a plurality of layers that includes an Al layer as an outermost layer, and the LED chips
are mounted directly on the Al layer, and

wherein the glass layer is thinner in a thickness direction than the LED chips.

US Pat. No. 9,506,222

DRIVE CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A HYDRAULIC DRIVEN WORK MACHINE

Volvo Construction Equipm...

15. A travel system for operating a work machine having an open loop, closed center load sensing hydraulic system, the work
machine comprising a hydraulic pump driven by a prime mover, and a hydraulic travel motor having a variable displacement and
being drivable by a hydraulic fluid supplied from the hydraulic pump, wherein the travel motor is provided with a travel motor
control valve which is electrically controlled and the hydraulic pump is provided with a hydraulic pump controller controlling
the hydraulic pump depending on a load signal generated by a travel control valve, wherein the displacement of the travel
motor is continuously adjustable between a maximum displacement and a minimum displacement, and adjustability of the travel
motor's displacement is independent of an actual pressure in the travel motor.

US Pat. No. 9,509,115

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, AND LASER APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tokyo (...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation system used with a laser apparatus, the extreme ultraviolet light generation system
comprising:
a chamber including at least one window for at least one laser beam and a target supply unit for supplying a target material
into the chamber;

at least one polarization control unit, provided on a laser beam path, for controlling a polarization state of the at least
one laser beam;

a magnetic field generation unit, provided to the chamber, for generating a magnetic field in which a charged particle emitted
from the target material that has been struck by the laser beam is trapped; and

a collection unit into which the trapped charged particle is collected,
wherein the at least one polarization control unit converts the laser beam into a linearly polarized laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,509,525

INTELLIGENT ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. An illumination device comprising:
a light source configured to provide illumination when the illumination device is set in an on-state;
a light control circuit configured to control the light source responsive to incident light originating outside the illumination
device from an external device configured to communicate with the illumination device, wherein the light control circuit is
configured to control the light source by:

periodically and momentarily turning the light source off at certain times when the illumination device is set in the on-state
to produce periodic gaps in the illumination, wherein each said periodic gap is produced by the illumination device at the
conclusion of east one synchronization pulse;

configuring the light source to detect the incident light from the external device during the periodic gaps and when the illumination
device is set to an off-state, during which the illumination device enters a low power state and is not enabled to produce
illumination; and

responding to an optically modulated command conveyed within the incident light by the external device in synchronization
with the at least one synchronization pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,510,391

NETWORK CONFIGURATION FOR DEVICES WITH CONSTRAINED RESOURCES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a wireless beacon from a local configuration device over an ad hoc network at a wireless device, wherein the wireless
beacon includes a data structure that encodes at least a portion of a wireless identifier of an access point;

configuring the wireless device for communication with the access point according to the at least the portion of the wireless
identifier of the access point;

establishing a connection between the wireless device and the access point utilizing a wireless network established based
on the at least a portion of the wireless identifier;

receiving another wireless beacon at the wireless device, wherein the other wireless beacon comprises a next-time data structure,
wherein the next-time data structure comprises updated security information; and

reconfiguring the already configured wireless device for communication with the access point according to the updated security
information.

US Pat. No. 9,506,573

HYDRAULIC VALVE FOR PREVENTING LEAKAGE IN AN ACTUATOR FOR ACTIVATING A HIGH- OR MEDIUM-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKER

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A hydraulic valve for connecting a first fluid-conducting pressure line to a second fluid-conducting pressure line in an
actuator for activating a high- or medium-voltage circuit breaker, the hydraulic valve comprising:
a housing with a first channel inlet for attachment to the first pressure line, and a second channel inlet for attachment
to the second pressure line, and a cavity situated between the first and the second channel inlets;

a sealing body configured to be moveable in the cavity and having a circumference which is greater, at least at one point,
than a respective circumference of openings, adjoining the cavity, of the first and the second channel inlets, wherein the
sealing body is geometrically matched to a cross-section of these openings such that it completely seals the openings when
seated on the openings;

a first spring element, fastened in the first channel inlet opening, connected to the sealing body on a first side and projecting
into the cavity in a relaxed state; and

a second spring element, fastened in the second channel inlet opening, connected to the sealing body on a second side and
projecting into the cavity in a relaxed state.

US Pat. No. 9,510,477

SERVER

WISTRON CORP., New Taipe...

1. A server, comprising:
a chassis comprising a case, a cover and a lid, the cover disposed on the case so as to form at least one accommodating space,
and the lid detachably disposed on the case and covering the cover;

a protecting component assembled on the cover, the protecting component comprising a pressed sheet spring and a first blocking
sheet spring, both the pressed sheet spring and the first blocking sheet spring comprising a bending section, and the bending
sections facing each other with a distance between the bending sections; an end of the pressed sheet spring and an end of
the first blocking sheet spring both fastened to the cover together so as to form a fastening part, the other end of the pressed
sheet spring and the other end of the first blocking sheet spring connected to each other so as to form a movable part, the
pressed sheet spring and the first blocking sheet spring being bent or flattened simultaneously when the movable part being
moved relative to the cover; and

at least one power supply removably disposed in the at least one accommodating space, when the lid being detached from the
case, the bending sections being normally bent so that at least a part of the bending section of the first blocking sheet
spring protruded into the at least one accommodating space so as to prevent the at least one power supply from being disposed
in the at least one accommodating space; when the lid being disposed on the case, the lid pressing the bending section of
the pressed sheet spring so as to drive the movable part to move relative to the cover, and thereby the bending sections being
flattened due to movement of the movable part, the bending section of the first blocking sheet spring being flattened so as
to be removed from the at least one accommodating space, and thereby the at least one power supply being capable of being
disposed in the at least one accommodating space.

US Pat. No. 9,510,453

PACKAGE CARRIER

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A package carrier suitable for carrying at least a chip, the package carrier comprising:
an insulating layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a patterned circuit layer, embedded in the second surface of the insulating layer and having a bonding surface, wherein the
second surface of the insulating layer and the bonding surface of the patterned circuit layer are coplanar, and the patterned
circuit layer comprises at least one die pad;

a plurality of conductive connection structures embedded in the insulating layer and connected to the patterned circuit layer;
a plurality of pads disposed on the first surface of the insulating layer and respectively connected to the conductive connection
structures;

a solder resist layer disposed on the second surface of the insulating layer wherein a portion of the bonding surface of the
patterned circuit layer is exposed by the solder resist layer; and

a surface treatment layer disposed on the bonding surface of the patterned circuit layer, wherein a portion of the surface
treatment layer is located between the chip and the die pad, a height difference is formed between a first top surface of
the solder resist layer and a second top surface of the surface treatment layer so as to form a cavity between a sidewall
of the solder resist layer and the second top surface of the surface treatment layer, and portions of the chip is embedded
in the cavity formed by the solder resist layer and surface treatment layer, and a bottom surface of the chip is lower than
the first top surface of the solder resist layer.

US Pat. No. 9,510,135

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING, SHARING AND DISPLAYING ELECTRONIC CONTENT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:
a short-range communications subsystem;
a long-range communications subsystem;
a processor coupled to and in cooperative arrangement with the short range communications subsystem and the long-range communications
subsystem, the processor configured to:

retrieve, based on establishing a short-range wireless connection via the short-range communications subsystem, a list of
a plurality of selectable electronic-content-items from a server;

present, based on retrieving the list, the list of the plurality of selectable electronic-content-items available to a remote
electronic device, the plurality of selectable electronic-content-items comprising selectable electronic-content-items that
are not stored on the mobile electronic device and are stored on a server;

receive, based on presenting the list of the plurality of selectable electronic-content-items, a selection identifying one
or more selected electronic-content-items of the plurality of selectable electronic-content-items;

retrieve, based on receipt of the selection, the one or more selected electronic-content-items from the server via the long-range
communications subsystem and a communications network;

transmit, based on receipt of the selection identifying one or more selected electronic-content-items and based on retrieval
of the one or more selected electronic-content-items from the server, the one or more selected electronic-content-items via
a short-range wireless connection to the remote electronic device, and

wherein the short-range communications subsystem of the mobile electronic device transmits an electronic contact list, wherein
the electronic contact list comprises an updated list of electronic content stored on the mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,510,388

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING A LOCATION-BASED NETWORK CONNECTION POLICY BY A MOBILE DEVICE

Amdocs Development Limite...

1. A method, comprising:
storing, by a network-enabled mobile device of a user, a network connection policy for the mobile device;
identifying, by the mobile device from a remote device at a location of the mobile device, an identifier specific to the location
of the mobile device, the identifier being a Quick Response Code (QRCode) or a Near Field Communication (NFC) tag and the
identifier including:

a uniform resource locator (URL) to a server, and
a request for authorization information;
reading, by the mobile device from the identifier, the URL and the request;
sending, to the server via the URL by the mobile device, the requested authorization information with a request for an updated
network connection policy, wherein the server uses the authorization information to authorize the mobile device and in response
sends to the identifier authorization for the mobile device and the updated network connection policy;

after sending the request for the updated network connection policy, receiving by the mobile device from the server, a notification
that the updated network connection policy has been transmitted by the server to the identifier;

responsive to receipt of the notification, automatically determining, by the mobile device from the identifier, the updated
network connection policy; and

implementing the updated network connection policy by the mobile device for controlling a network connection of the mobile
device.

US Pat. No. 9,509,157

POWER BANK DEVICE AND CURRENT-OUTPUT METHOD THEREOF

Getac Technology Corporat...

1. A power bank device, comprising:
a load node for connecting to a load outside the power bank device;
a power-supply circuit, for providing an output current to the load node, wherein an initial value of the output current is
according to a sink of the load;

an output circuit, for generating an output voltage at the load node according to the output current, wherein the output circuit
comprises an impedance circuit;

a detecting unit, for generating a detecting signal according to the output current, wherein when the initial value of the
output current is below a predetermined current value, the detecting unit generates a detecting signal with a first value,
and when the initial value of the output current is above the predetermined current value, the detecting unit generates a
detecting signal with a second value;

a switching unit, for switching an impedance of the impedance circuit from a first impedance to a second impedance, wherein
an impedance of the first impedance is larger than an impedance of the second impedance, and the output voltage of the output
circuit is reduced by the second impedance; and

a control circuit, for controlling the switching unit to switch to the impedance of the impedance circuit according to the
detecting signal, wherein the control circuit controls the switching unit to switch the impedance of the impedance circuit
from the first impedance to the second impedance when the detecting signal has the second value so as to reduce the output
voltage and then reduce the output current to the load node when the load is changed from a low load to a high load;

wherein the switching unit is coupled between the impedance circuit and the control circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,509,956

HIGH-SPEED WAVEFRONT OPTIMIZATION

The Regents Of The Univer...

1. A method of optimizing a wave front for imaging a sample, the method comprising:
encoding a binary off-axis hologram by selective adoption of one of a plurality of states for each of a plurality of mirrors
comprised by a deformable mirror device;

illuminating the deformable mirror device with an incident beam of light;
selecting a single diffraction order from light reflected from the deformable mirror device, wherein the single diffraction
order comprises encoded phase-mask information;

focusing the selected single diffraction order onto the sample;
directing light scattered from the sample to a photodetector;
digitizing voltage readings representing light intensity at the photodetector from the light scattered from the sample;
calculating a transmission matrix through the sample from the digitized voltage readings;
calculating a phase-conjugate mask from the transmission matrix; and
increasing at least a portion of the voltage readings representing light intensity at the photodetector using the calculated
phase-conjugate mask.

US Pat. No. 9,510,191

AUTHORIZATION OF NETWORK ADDRESS TRACKING

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing user tracking authorization, comprising:
detecting, by a mobile device, a signal from a kiosk, the mobile device associated with a unique identifier;
extracting, by the mobile device, a verification from the signal from the kiosk, wherein the verification is associated with
a kiosk identifier, wherein the kiosk identifier includes a rotating key identifier and a local identifier;

determining, by the mobile device, that the kiosk is authentic using the verification; and
transmitting, by the mobile device, an authorization to track the unique identifier, wherein the authorization is determined
at least based on the kiosk identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,506,163

METHOD OF ELECTROPLATING WITH SN-ALLOY AND APPARATUS OF ELECTROPLATING WITH SN-ALLOY

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A method of electroplating with Sn-alloy comprising:
dividing an inside of a plating tank into a cathode cell and an anode cell by an anion-exchange membrane;
supplying plating solution including Sn ions to the cathode cell;
supplying acid solution to the anode cell;
electroplating by energizing an object to be plated in the cathode cell and an anode made of Sn in the anode cell; and
monitoring total acid concentration in the cathode cell and the anode cell:
terminating the electroplating when the total acid concentration is increased to a prescribed value,
generating a replenishing solution using the acid solution in the anode cell including Sn ions supplied from the anode made
of Sn; and

replacing the plating solution in the cathode cell by the replenishing solution; and
supplying new acid solution to the anode cell.

US Pat. No. 9,510,416

LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ACCURATELY CONTROLLING THE INTENSITY AND COLOR POINT OF THE ILLUMINATION DEVICE OVER TIME

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A method for controlling an illumination device comprising a plurality of emission light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a photodetector,
wherein the method comprises:
applying respective drive currents to the plurality of emission LEDs to drive the plurality of emission LEDs substantially
continuously to produce illumination;

periodically turning the plurality of emission LEDs off for short durations of time to produce periodic intervals;
measuring a forward voltage presently developed across each emission LED, one LED at a time, during a first portion of the
periodic intervals; and

determining, for each emission LED, an expected wavelength value and an expected intensity value corresponding to the forward
voltage measured across the emission LED and the drive current currently applied to the emission LED by applying one or more
interpolation techniques to a table of stored calibration values correlating wavelength and intensity to drive current at
a plurality of different temperatures.

US Pat. No. 9,507,006

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A CURRENT TRANSDUCER OF THE ROGOWSKI TYPE

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for calibrating a current transducer of a Rogowski type using an arrangement including a Rogowski coil sensor
and an electronic device, the method comprising:
determining and correcting a sensitivity of the current transducer of the Rogowski type by measuring a self-inductance LRCCT of a coil using the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,510,471

ELECTRONICS CABINET

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. An electronics cabinet, comprising:
a cabinet frame including a first pair of front-to-back beams connected to a pair of top side-to-side beams to form a top
frame, a second pair of front-to-back beams connected to a pair of bottom side-to-side beams to form a bottom frame, and a
plurality of vertical posts connected to the top frame and the bottom frame;

a front equipment rail removably connected to one of the first pair of front-to-back beams and to one of the second pair of
front-to-back beams; and

a structural air dam connected to the front equipment rail and to one of the plurality of vertical posts,
wherein the cabinet frame further comprises a plurality of reinforcing front-to-back beams positioned between and connected
to a pair of the plurality of vertical posts, and

wherein the structural air dam is connected to the plurality of reinforcing front-to-back beams.

US Pat. No. 9,510,157

TRACKING MOBILE RESOURCE AT MANUFACTURING SITE

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A system for tracking a mobile resource at a manufacturing site, wherein the manufacturing site includes a fixed resource,
the system comprising:
a transmitter mounted on the mobile resource, the transmitter configured to transmit a first signal indicative of a location
of the mobile resource at the manufacturing site;

a transceiver disposed at the manufacturing site and configured to be in communication with the transmitter, the transceiver
configured to:

receive the first signal from the transmitter via a wireless network of the manufacturing site; and
transmit a second signal indicative of the location of the mobile resource at the manufacturing site and a duration for which
the mobile resource is located at the manufacturing site;

a database comprising information relating to a layout of the manufacturing site, a location of the fixed resource at the
manufacturing site, location of the transceiver disposed at the manufacturing site, and the mobile resource at the manufacturing
site; and

a controller in communication with the transceiver and the database, the controller configured to:
receive the second signal from the transceiver;
identify the location of the mobile resource at the manufacturing site based on the second signal received from the transceiver
and the information stored in the database;

determine a location of the mobile resource at the manufacturing site with respect to the fixed resource at the manufacturing
site; and

determine operational characteristics of the mobile resource based on the fixed resource associated with the mobile resource
and the duration for which the mobile resource is located at the manufacturing site, wherein the operational characteristics
include a utilization factor of the mobile resource and at least one type of activity performed by the mobile resource based
on the second signal received.

US Pat. No. 9,510,434

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATING APPARATUS, METHOD OF GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, CONCENTRATED PULSED LASER LIGHT BEAM MEASURING APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MEASURING CONCENTRATED PULSED LASER LIGHT BEAM

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generating apparatus, comprising:
a chamber containing one or more kinds of gases selected from the group consisting of argon gas, helium gas, krypton gas,
and N2 gas;

a light concentration optical system provided in an optical path of pulsed laser light outputted from a laser unit, and configured
to concentrate the pulsed laser light into a concentrated beam;

an image pickup section provided at a position out of the optical path of the pulsed laser light, and configured to pick up
a plasma emission image that is an image of plasma emission in the chamber, the plasma emission being caused by application
of the concentrated beam to the one or more kinds of gases in the chamber; and

a measuring section configured to determine, based on the plasma emission image acquired from the image pickup section, a
concentration position of the concentrated beam, and determine, as a concentration width of the concentrated beam, a minimum
value of a full width of the plasma emission image acquired from the image pickup section.

US Pat. No. 9,507,922

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONDITIONALLY IMPLEMENTING PROTECTED CONTENT

Amdocs Development Limite...

20. A system, comprising:
a memory storing instructions; and
a hardware processor that executes the instructions stored in the memory to perform a method comprising:
receiving a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request for protected content, the protected content including encrypted application
code having:

a plurality of developer signatures, and
a plurality of code permissions defined by a developer of the code within code components of the protected content, the code
permissions protecting one or more of resources and operations from unauthorized use;

verifying a plurality of elements associated with the protected content, including:
verifying the developer signatures against stored signatures, and
verifying that the code permissions have been met;
implementing the protected content, when the elements associated with the protected content have been verified; and
while implementing the protected content, monitoring a runtime of the protected content to detect violations of the code permissions
and to prevent the one or more of resources and operations from the unauthorized use.

US Pat. No. 9,510,483

COOLING A CHASSIS BY MOVING AIR THROUGH A MIDPLANE BETWEEN TWO SETS OF CHANNELS ORIENTED LATERALLY RELATIVE TO ONE ANOTHER

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A shelf for use in a rack in a communication network, the shelf comprising:
a wall between a first volume and a second volume in the shelf, wherein the wall defines at least one opening between the
first volume and the second volume;

a pair of first circuit boards located in the first volume and separated from one another to define a first channel there
between;

a pair of second circuit boards located in the second volume and oriented perpendicular relative to the pair of first circuit
boards, the pair of second circuit boards being separated from one another to define a second channel there between, the second
channel being oriented perpendicular relative to the first channel; and

at least one fan separated by a plenum from a first guide in a pair of first guides;
wherein the pair of first guides define a plurality of first slots in the shelf, wherein the pair of first circuit boards
are located in a pair of first slots among the plurality of first slots, and wherein the first guide defines another opening
between the plenum and the first channel.

US Pat. No. 9,508,937

ACENAPHTHYLENE IMIDE-DERIVED SEMICONDUCTORS

University of Washington ...

1. A compound represented by formula (VII):

wherein: (i) Ar1 comprises three or more rings fused together, each ring is an optionally substituted aryl ring or an optionally substituted
heteroaryl ring; (ii) R1 at each occurrence is an optionally substituted C1-C50 organic group; and (iii) B at each occurrence is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, nitro, optionally substituted
alkyl group and optionally substituted heteroalkyl group, or a structure wherein each pair of substituents B in ortho position
optionally forms a conjugated ring.

US Pat. No. 9,507,550

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
an image reading device;
a display unit that displays operation information of a user;
a wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with a terminal of the user; and
a processor and memory specifically configured to acquire terminal information of the terminal by the wireless communication
unit,

wherein when proximity of the terminal is detected by the wireless communication unit, the processor adds operation information
for transmitting image data read by the image reading device to the terminal to the display unit.

US Pat. No. 9,505,431

ROTATION DETECTION DEVICE AND POWER STEERING DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A rotation detecting device, comprising:
first and second members that are rotatable relative to each other around a rotation axis;
a magnetic member fixed to the first member, the magnetic member having N-poles and S-poles alternately arranged around the
rotation axis;

at least one detecting member arranged to face the magnetic member, the at least one detecting member being constructed of
a magnetic material;

first and second holding members fixed to the second member for holding the at least one detecting member, the holding members
being constructed of thermoplastic resin and are welded and fixed to each other, wherein the at least one detecting member
is disposed between the first and second holding members to prevent relative contact between the at least one detecting member
and the second member; and

a magnetic sensor that detects a relative rotation between the first and second members by sensing a change of magnetic field
in the at least one detecting member, wherein the change of magnetic field is caused by a relative rotation between the magnetic
member and the at least one detecting member due to the relative rotation between the first and second members.

US Pat. No. 9,505,120

POWER TOOL

Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., ...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing comprising:
a body part that has a substantially cylindrical shape and extends in a front-rear direction; and
a handle part that is connected to the body part,
wherein the body part comprises:
a driving source;
a power transmission mechanism part configured to transmit a driving force of the driving source; and
a tip tool holding part to which the driving force of the driving source is transmitted from the power transmission mechanism
part,

wherein the handle part comprises a switch,
wherein the housing is formed by multilayer molding a hard layer of a synthetic resin and a soft layer softer than the hard
layer,

wherein the hard layer on a side surface of the handle part is formed with a mold line for molding processing,
wherein the mold line has a divided portion and is arranged such that an entire shape thereof becomes a substantial W shape,
when seen from a side surface, and

wherein one or two places of three places of upper, middle and lower portions of the handle part are formed with U-shaped
mold lines that are parts of the W shape.

US Pat. No. 9,504,701

METHODS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTIONS USING HYDROGEN SULFIDE DONORS

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method for treating a filoviridae viral infection of a subject comprising administering an effective amount of an H2S donor to the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,510,082

EARPHONE VIBRATOR DETECTION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOG...

1. An earphone vibrator detection system, characterized in that the system comprises:
a workstand for placing a headset to be detected, a control terminal and a headset vibrator detection device;wherein;
during detection, the headset is placed onto the workstand and the earphone vibrator defection device is placed at a headband
of the headset;

the earphone vibrator detection device includes an acceleration sensor and a signal conversion module mutually connected,
the control terminal is connected to the signal conversion module in the earphone vibrator detection device;

the acceleration sensor is configured to detect the acceleration information of a headband position when the headset outputs
a specified audio, and converts the acceleration information into a voltage signal to be output to the signal conversion module;

the signal conversion module is configured to convert the received voltage signal into a digital signal and deliver the distal
signal to the control terminal; and

the control terminal is configured to receive the digital signal output by the signal conversion module, calculate the vibration
amplitude of the headband position of the headset according to the digital signal, and determine whether the vibration amplitude
of the headset vibrator is qualified according to the relationship between the vibration amplitude of the headband position
of the headset and the vibration amplitude of the headset vibrator.

US Pat. No. 9,509,459

INTERCELL INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Wi-LAN Inc., Ontario (CA...

1. A method of intercell interference mitigation, the method comprising:
synchronizing a downlink resource allocation zone across a plurality of base stations;
receiving a channel quality indicator (CQI) value from a subscriber station;
coordinating a same resource permutation type across the plurality of base stations in the downlink resource allocation zone
based on the received CQI, wherein coordinating the same resource permutation type includes transmitting a first message indicating
a permutation base associated with the same resource permutation type and a second message indicating a pseudo random binary
sequence identifier associated with the same resource permutation type to the plurality of base stations; and

allocating downlink resources to the subscriber station in the downlink resource allocation zone based on the same resource
permutation type.

US Pat. No. 9,509,101

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELDED SIGNAL PATHS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of conductive elements, each of the plurality of conductive elements comprising a mating contact portion, wherein
the mating contact portions are disposed to define a mating interface of the electrical connector;

a plurality of conductive walls adjacent the mating contact portions of the plurality of conductive elements, each of the
plurality of conduct walls comprising a forward edge adjacent the mating interface, and the plurality of conductive walls
being disposed to define a plurality regions, each of the plurality of regions containing at least one of the mating contact
portions and being separated from adjacent regions by walls of the plurality of conductive walls,

a plurality of compliant members attached to the plurality of conductive walls, the plurality of compliant members being positioned
adjacent the forward edge,

wherein:
the walls bounding each of the plurality of regions comprise at least two of the plurality of compliant members; and
the walls bounding each of the plurality of regions comprise at least two contact surfaces, the at least two contact surfaces
being set back from the forward edge and adapted for making electrical contact with a compliant member from a mating electrical
connector.

US Pat. No. 9,510,137

SHORT RANGE PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A short range peer-to-peer communications system for communicating between mobile machines, comprising:
a first machine including:
a first prime mover;
a first ground engaging drive mechanism operatively connected to the first prime mover to propel the first machine about a
work site;

a first controller configured to generate a first signal indicative of a characteristic associated with operating the first
machine, and to control operations of at least one of the first prime mover or the first ground engaging drive mechanism,
wherein the first signal includes a speed of the first machine;

a first peer-to-peer transmitter system on the first machine for transmitting the first signal; and
a second machine including:
a second prime mover;
a second ground engaging drive mechanism operatively connected to the second prime mover to propel the second machine about
the work site;

a second controller configured to control operations of at least one of the second prime mover or the second ground engaging
drive mechanism;

a second peer-to-peer receiver system for receiving the first signal directly from the first peer-to-peer transmitter system,
wherein the first controller and the second controller are configured to coordinate the speed of the first machine and a speed
of the second machine based at least in part on the first signal.

US Pat. No. 9,510,095

SOUND EMITTING AND COLLECTING APPARATUS, SOUND SOURCE SEPARATING UNIT AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM HAVING SOUND SOURCE SEPARATION PROGRAM

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A sound emitting and collecting apparatus including a sound collecting portion that captures surrounding sound using two
microphones, and a sound emitting portion that emits sound from left and right speakers, the sound emitting and collecting
apparatus comprising:
a sound source separating portion that extracts a target sound from a sound source that is in a predetermined direction, based
on an input sound signal obtained by capturing surrounding sound using the two microphones; and

an emission non-target sound removing portion that removes a non-target sound that is emitted from the left and right speakers
and captured by each of the microphones, based on sound source data from the sound emitting portion, the emission non-target
sound removing portion being provided on a path that reaches the sound source separating portion,

wherein the sound emitting and collecting apparatus extracts the target sound by using the emission non-target sound removing
portion to remove part of the non-target sound, and using the sound source separating portion to remove another part of the
non-target sound,

wherein the left speaker is disposed to the left of the two microphones and the right speaker is disposed to the right of
the two microphones.

US Pat. No. 9,510,401

REDUCED STANDBY POWER IN AN ELECTRONIC POWER CONTROL SYSTEM

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method comprising:
during a standby mode of a switching power converter controller:
at least intermittently disabling sensing of an input voltage to a switching power converter; and
sensing a link voltage at least intermittently; and
exiting the standby mode and enabling sensing of the input voltage when the sensed link voltage indicates a predetermined
power demand by a load coupled to the switching power converter;

wherein during the standby mode the switching power converter controller ceases generating a control switch signal to control
power conversion by the switching power converter.

US Pat. No. 9,507,047

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATING LOGGING TOOL DATA AND DIGITAL ROCK PHYSICS TO ESTIMATE ROCK FORMATION PROPERTIES

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method for making estimates of subterranean rock properties, comprising:
a) positioning a logging tool inside a well bore,
c) measuring in situ well properties in the well interval in the well using the logging tool,
d) estimating rock properties in the well for a location of the logging tool in the well interval using the measured in situ
well properties,

e) retrieving at least one rock sample from the well interval in the well,
f) preparing said at least one rock sample for digital rock physics analysis,
g) scanning the at least one rock sample to produce a digital image of said rock sample,
h) segmenting said digital image of said rock sample to define pores and grains in said digital image,
i) adjusting said digital image to represent said rock properties at in-situ conditions using said well properties,
j) calculating rock properties from said adjusted digital image of said rock sample using said in situ fluid properties,
k) comparing said rock properties at the well interval where the logging tool was positioned and said rock properties from
said digital image of said rock sample using said in situ fluid properties,

l) positioning a logging tool inside a well bore of a similar formation as that of the wellbore of step a),
m) repeating step c) for measuring in situ well properties using the logging tool used in step l),
n) estimating rock properties in the well for a location of the logging tool used in step l) in a well interval using the
measured in situ well properties from step m), and

o) correcting the estimates of rock properties from step n) during the logging process using rock properties or rock property
trends determined from said adjusted digital image in step j).

US Pat. No. 9,506,821

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FAN SPEED

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
determining an internal temperature of a computing device having one or more non-disk drive devices and one or more disk drive
devices, wherein determining an internal temperature includes determining a midplane temperature via one or more temperature
sensors mounted on a midplane assembly of the computing device;

determining a power consumption factor for the computing device, wherein determining the power consumption factor includes
determining a total power consumption of the computing device, determining a total power consumption of the one or more non-disk
drive devices of the computing device and within the computing device, and further includes subtracting, from the total power
consumption of the computing device, the total power consumption of the one or more non-disk drive devices, wherein the one
or more non-disk drive devices includes at least one of a storage controller and a link controller card;

determining an airflow factor for the computing device indicating a total quantity of air moving through the computing device,
including monitoring a rotational speed of one or more cooling fans to determine a volume of air moved per fan rotation;

generating an approximated ambient air temperature based upon the internal temperature and midplane temperature, power consumption
factor, and the airflow factor, wherein generating an approximated ambient air temperature includes determining a differential
temperature based upon the power consumption factor, and the airflow factor, and subtracting the differential temperature
from the internal temperature to define the approximated ambient air temperature;

determining a workload factor for the computing device; and
controlling a fan speed for each of an exhaust fan, a supply fan, a microprocessor cooling fan and a memory system cooling
fan associated with the computing device based at least in part upon the approximated ambient air temperature and the workload
factor.

US Pat. No. 9,509,194

GENERATOR ASSEMBLY

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A generator assembly comprising:
a stator having a core with multiple poles;
stator windings wound about the poles to define winding end turns at an end of the poles;
a heat transfer element having a body defining a face confronting the end turns and comprising an aluminum alloy including
a predetermined amount of Silicon Carbide (SiC) providing the body with a first coefficient of thermal expansion; and

a thermally conductive, dielectric coating deposited on at least a portion of the face of the heat transfer element and in
physical contact with the stator windings, and having a second coefficient of thermal expansion;

wherein the predetermined amount of SiC is selected such that the first and second coefficients of thermal expansion are related
that the thermal expansion of the heat transfer element and the dielectric coating in response to exposure to heat from the
end turns will not result in through-cracking of the dielectric coating during normal operation of the generator.

US Pat. No. 9,506,897

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMPROVED ION-EXCHANGE CHROMATOGRAPHY

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for analyzing or purifying one or more ionic analytes in a sample by anion-exchange chromatography, comprising:
providing an anion-exchange column packed with an anion-exchange stationary phase;
providing an anion-exchange mobile phase having a modifying agent;
performing anion-exchange chromatography under a condition allowing anion exchange between the one or more ionic analytes
in the sample and the anion-exchange stationary phase, thereby separating the one or more ionic analytes in the anion-exchange
column; and

analyzing and/or collecting the separated one or more ionic analytes;
wherein:
the modifying agent is an alkylene oxide oligomer comprising at least three units of an alkylene oxide moiety; and
at least one of the one or more ionic analytes comprises a polyethylene-glycol moiety.

US Pat. No. 9,506,356

COMPOSITE RETENTION FEATURE

Rolls-Royce North America...

14. A retention feature for use in a gas turbine engine comprising
a ceramic post including a body adapted to be coupled to a turbine engine component and a head coupled to the body, the head
formed to include a space,

a first insert arranged in the space, and
a first braze layer extending from the ceramic post to the first insert to bond the first insert to the ceramic post,
wherein the first insert is U-shaped such that a gap exists between two opposed sides thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,505,918

CHLOROPRENE RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND VULCANIZATE AND MOLDING THEREOF

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A chloroprene rubber composition comprising:
a chloroprene rubber and a natural rubber in a total amount of 100 parts by mass;
a block copolymer of styrene and butadiene in an amount of 0.1 to 10 parts by mass;
ethylene thiourea in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 parts by mass; and
dipentamethylenethiuram tetrasulfide in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 parts by mass,
wherein the blending ratio of the chloroprene rubber and the natural rubber (chloroprene rubber/natural rubber) is 60/40 to
95/5 by mass ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,510,459

ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVE ELECTRONIC DEVICE PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. An environmental sensitive electronic device package comprising:
a first substrate;
an environmental sensitive electronic device located on the first substrate;
a first adhesive located on the first substrate;
a side wall barrier structure located on the first adhesive and adhered to the first substrate through the first adhesive;
a second adhesive located on the side wall barrier structure; and a second substrate, the side wall barrier structure being
adhered to the second substrate through the second adhesive, wherein the side wall barrier structure, the first adhesive,
and the second adhesive are located between the first substrate and the second substrate, the side wall barrier and the first
substrate are spaced apart by the first adhesive, the side wall barrier and the second substrate are spaced apart by the second
adhesive, the first adhesive and the second adhesive are in contact with each other, and the first adhesive or the second
adhesive covers the side wall barrier structure and the environmental sensitive electronic device;

wherein the side wall barrier structure surrounds the environmental sensitive electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,509,932

IMAGE SENSORS, METHODS OF OPERATING THE SAME, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image sensor comprising:
a comparator comprising a first input terminal configured to receive a reset signal, a second input terminal configured to
receive an image signal, a third input terminal configured to receive a ramp signal configured to ramp in one direction, and
an output terminal; and

a switch circuit comprising a plurality of switches,
wherein the comparator is configured to compare the reset signal with the ramp signal and output a first comparison signal
through the output terminal according to a first arrangement of the switches in a reset phase and the comparator is configured
to compare the image signal with the ramp signal and output a second comparison signal through the output terminal according
to a second arrangement of the switches in an image phase, and

wherein the comparator is configured to compare the reset signal and the ramp signal and simultaneously compare the image
signal and the ramp signal according to a third arrangement of the switches in an initialization phase.

US Pat. No. 9,509,086

CABLE RETENTION SYSTEM FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable retention system for a power distribution unit, the cable retention system comprising:
a tether mount having a base at a proximal end, a boss at a distal end and a shaft that connects the boss to the base; and
an elongate tether removably mounted on the boss of the tether mount, the tether having an attachment portion disposed at
an end thereof;

wherein the attachment portion of the elongate tether includes a channel having a generally T-shaped cross-sectional shape
to receive the boss of the tether mount and at least a portion of the shaft; and

wherein at least a portion of a mouth of the generally T-shaped channel is narrower than an interior of the generally T-shaped
channel such that at least one of the boss or the shaft is received within the generally T-shaped channel via snap-fit.

US Pat. No. 9,508,854

SINGLE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR CAPACITOR-LESS MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A single field effect transistor capacitor-less memory device including:
a drain region;
a source region;
an intrinsic channel region between the drain region and the source region forming the single field effect transistor;
a base;
wherein the device further includes:
a fin structure (FIN) comprising the source region, the intrinsic channel and the drain region, the fin structure extending
outwardly from the base; and

a double gate comprising a first gate (G1) connected to a first exposed lateral face of the intrinsic channel region for transistor control, and a second gate (G2) connected to a second exposed lateral face of the intrinsic channel region to generate a potential well for storing mobile
charge carriers permitting memory operation, the first gate (G1) and the second gate (G2) being independent and asymmetric gates with respect to each other for asymmetric electrostatic control of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,507,523

METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR VARIABLE SIZE LOGICAL PAGE MANAGEMENT IN A SOLID STATE DRIVE

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A data storage device, comprising:
an array of flash memory devices comprising a plurality of blocks, each comprising a plurality of physical pages;
a controller coupled to the array of memory devices and configured to program and read data from the array of memory devices
responsive to data access commands from a host, wherein the controller is configured to:

store data in a plurality of logical pages (L-Pages) of different sizes, each of the plurality of L-Pages being associated
with an L-Page number that is configured to enable the host to logically reference data stored in one or more of the plurality
of physical pages;

maintain a logical-to-physical address translation map configured to enable the controller to determine a location, within
one or more physical pages, of the data referenced by each L-Page number,

wherein the translation map comprises a plurality of mapping entries arranged by L-Page numbers, each mapping entry comprising:
a complete starting physical address of an L-Page within one of the plurality of physical pages, and
a size of the L-Page associated with the L-Page number of the mapping entry;
maintain a system journal (S-Journal) that includes a plurality of journal entries, wherein each of the plurality of journal
entries is configured to associate one or more of the plurality of physical pages to each of the plurality of L-pages; and

create a journal entry directly into one of the plurality of journals each time a logical page in the logical-to-physical
address translation map is updated.

US Pat. No. 9,505,192

NANOPOROUS MEMBRANES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. A method for making a nanoporous membrane, comprising:
providing a composite film comprising an atomically thin material layer and a polymer film;
bombarding said composite film with energetic particles to form a plurality of pores through said atomically thin material
layer and a plurality of tracks of chemical functionality through said polymer film; and

etching said tracks to produce a plurality of enlarged pores in said polymer film, wherein a number of the enlarged pores
in said polymer film are aligned with pores through said atomically thin material layer, wherein the polymer film is non-porous
prior to being bombarded with energetic particles.

US Pat. No. 9,509,900

CAMERA CONTROL METHOD, AND CAMERA CONTROL DEVICE FOR SAME

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

1. An apparatus for controlling cameras, the apparatus comprising:
a database configured to store camera installation information of the cameras including a main camera and one or more sub-cameras;
an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images from the cameras; and
a camera controller configured to
convert image center coordinates of the image acquired by the main camera to three-dimensional coordinates on a three-dimensional
reference coordinate system, by using the camera installation information, wherein the camera installation information includes
(i) camera setup coordinates information and (ii) setup directional information of each camera of the main camera and the
sub-cameras, and the camera installation information is generated based on the three-dimensional reference coordinate system,

select, from among the one or more sub-cameras, at least one sub-camera including the converted three-dimensional coordinates
as field-of-view information, and set up the selected at least one sub-camera as at least one newly selected main camera,

calculate a control value of the newly selected main camera for controlling the newly selected main camera to gaze the three-dimensional
coordinates; and

control the newly selected main camera based on the calculated control value by using the setup directional information so
that the newly selected main camera sets the converted three-dimensional coordinates respectively as corresponding image center
coordinates.

US Pat. No. 9,507,732

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CACHE MANAGEMENT

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
associating a tracking file with a multi-portion data file, wherein the multi-portion data file is a single data file with
multiple portions located on a data array, wherein the tracking file is configured to monitor the status of each portion of
the multi-portion data file;

modifying at least one portion of the multi-portion data file via a first virtual machine executed on a first physical machine
of a plurality of physical machines;

updating the tracking file to reflect the modification of the at least one portion of the multi-portion data file, wherein
the tracking file includes which physical machine of the plurality of physical machines modified each portion of the multi-portion
data file, and further includes an indication whether cache data associated with the first virtual machine was modified while
the first virtual machine was migrated and executed on a second physical machine of the plurality of physical machines;

migrating the first virtual machine from the first physical machine to the second physical machine, and migrating the first
virtual machine from the second physical machine back to the first physical machine; and

determining if at least one portion of the multi-portion data file is valid for the first physical machine, wherein the at
least one portion of the multi-portion data file is valid for the first physical machine if the at least one portion of the
multi-portion data file was not modified by a host other than the first physical machine indicated by the tracking file.

US Pat. No. 9,507,089

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT OPTICALLY COUPLED TO A LASER OF III-V MATERIAL

STMICROELECTRONICS SA, M...

1. A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit comprising photonic components on a silicon layer and a laser comprising
a III-V group material, the method comprising:
a) providing the silicon layer having a front surface and a rear surface, with the rear surface on a first insulating layer
that is on a support;

b) etching the front surface to form first trenches through the silicon layer and stopping on the first insulating layer,
and covering walls and a bottom of the first trenches with a silicon nitride layer;

c) etching the front surface to form second trenches through a portion of the silicon layer, the second trenches being formed
at a location of at least some of the photonic components;

d) filling the first and second trenches with silicon oxide and planarizing the silicon oxide to the front surface of the
silicon layer;

e) removing the support and the first insulating layer, and stopping on the rear surface of the silicon layer and the silicon
nitride layer; and

f) bonding, on the rear surface of the silicon layer, a wafer comprising a III-V group heterostructure, and etching the wafer
to delimit the laser.

US Pat. No. 9,505,665

METHOD OF FORMING FERTILIZER

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

6. A method of forming high nutritional fertilizer steps comprising:
providing a reservoir containing swine feces;
pumping the swine feces from the reservoir with a pump system to a filtering device;
conveying the swine feces to a treatment tank having sugar therein;
providing an aerating device within the treatment tank; and
conveying oxygen to the swine feces with the aerating device as the swine feces combines with the sugar within treatment tank
to form high nutritional fertilizer.

US Pat. No. 9,510,433

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light comprising:
a chamber provided with at least one inlet through which a laser beam is introduced into the chamber;
a target supply unit provided on the chamber configured to supply a target material to a predetermined region inside the chamber;
at least one optical element provided inside the chamber;
at least one temperature control mechanism configured to control a temperature of the at least one optical element, each of
the temperature control mechanism including:

a chiller configured to cool a heat carrier;
a flow channel connecting the at least one optical element and the chiller and configured to let a temperature-controlled
heat carrier flow therethrough;

a first temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the heat carrier flowing through the flow channel; and
a temperature controller configured to control a flow rate of the heat carrier flowing through the flow channel based on a
detection result of the first temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,507,051

PHOTOELECTRIC SWITCH FOR DETECTION OF AN OBJECT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A method for operating a photoelectric switch, comprising:
emitting, by plural light transmitters (10-1, 10-2, . . . , 10-N), plural light signals;

receiving, by plural optical fiber receivers (20-1, 20-2, . . . , 20-N), said plural light signals and, merging said received plural light signals, wherein an object detection area (S) is defined
between said plural light transmitters and said plural optical fiber receivers;

performing, by a photoelectric conversion unit (30), photoelectric conversions on said merged light signals outputted by said optical fiber receivers so as to generate an electric
signal; and

controlling and processing, by a control and processing unit, said light signals and/or said electric signal:
wherein, the step of controlling and processing comprises:
amplifying, by an amplification circuit (40), said electric signal outputted by said photoelectric conversion unit, to form one and the other amplified electrical signals;

performing, by a microcontroller (50), an analog-digital conversion and processing on the one amplified electrical signal, to obtain a digital value; and

performing, by a demodulation circuit (60), a demodulation processing on the other amplified electric signal, to obtain a modulated signal value;

wherein, the step of performing an analog-digital conversion and processing further comprises:
performing a median filtering processing on data acquired by an AD data acquisition once an amount of the data acquired reaches
a preset amount;

performing again, after ending triggering of these infrared transmitter tubes, the AD data acquisition and processing, to
acquire a background signal for current environmental light; and

removing the background signal for current environmental light from a result of the median filtering processing.

US Pat. No. 9,506,522

FLUID-FILLED VIBRATION DAMPING DEVICE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A fluid-filled vibration damping device comprising:
a first mounting member;
a second mounting member;
a main rubber elastic body elastically connecting the first mounting member and the second mounting member;
a pressure receiving chamber whose wall is partially defined by the main rubber elastic body;
an equilibrium chamber whose wall is partially defined by a flexible film;
a partition member partitioning the pressure receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber from each other;
a non-compressible fluid sealed in the pressure receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber;
an orifice passage mutually connecting the pressure receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber;
at least one connecting hole provided through the partition member to communicate the pressure receiving chamber and the equilibrium
chamber; and

a closing rubber elastic plate provided such that the closing rubber elastic plate is overlapped from a pressure receiving
chamber side on the connecting hole to close the connecting hole, the closing rubber elastic plate is opened based on elastic
deformation, and a pressure of the pressure receiving chamber is applied to a first surface of the closing rubber elastic
plate, while a pressure of the equilibrium chamber is applied through the connecting hole to a second surface of the closing
rubber elastic plate,

wherein the closing rubber elastic plate includes a plurality of abutting retaining parts at its outer circumference edge
part, the abutting retaining parts are held in an overlapping state to the partition member, and are spaced away from one
another in a circumference direction,

wherein between adjacent abutting retaining parts in the circumference direction, the closing rubber elastic plate includes
at least one elastic deformation area configured to be elastically deformed based on a pressure difference between the pressure
receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber to be separated from the partition member and to open the connecting hole, allowing
fluid flow action between the pressure receiving chamber and the equilibrium chamber through the connecting hole, and

wherein at least one mass part is provided at an intermediate part of the elastic deformation area in the circumference direction,
the at least one mass part and the elastic deformation area constitute at least one mass-spring system, a resonance frequency
of the mass-spring system is tuned to 50 Hz or greater, and a tuning frequency of the orifice passage is set to a lower frequency
than the resonance frequency of the mass-spring system.

US Pat. No. 9,510,305

POWER HEADROOM REPORT METHOD AND APPARATUS OF UE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:
determining that a power headroom report (PHR) is triggered;
identifying whether an extended PHR is configured; and
generating an extended power headroom (PH) medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) including a first field and a
second field if the extended PHR is configured,

wherein the first field indicates whether power backoff is applied due to power management and the second field indicates
whether a PH value is based on a real transmission, and

wherein the first field corresponds to a first bit of an octet including the PH in the extended PHR MAC CE.

US Pat. No. 9,510,017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING IMAGE IN SPATIAL DOMAIN FOR NOISE COMPONENT

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

1. A video encoding method, comprising:
generating a predicted block by predicting a current block to be encoded;
generating a residual block by subtracting the predicted block from the current block;
encoding, into a bitstream, coding domain information indicating whether the residual block is encoded by a frequency domain
coding or by a spatial domain coding; and

encoding the residual block into the bitstream,
wherein
(1) when the residual block is encoded by the frequency domain coding, the encoding of the residual block comprises
transforming the residual block from a spatial domain into a frequency domain,
quantizing the transformed residual block to generate a transformed and quantized residual block having values in the frequency
domain, and

encoding the transformed and quantized residual block, and
(2) when the residual block is encoded by the spatial domain coding, the encoding of the residual block comprises
skipping a step of transforming the residual block from the spatial domain into the frequency domain,
quantizing the residual block to generate a quantized residual block having values in the spatial domain, and
encoding the quantized residual block.

US Pat. No. 9,509,898

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC FOCUSING BASED ON STATISTICAL DATA

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for automatic focusing a camera having a lens, comprising:
selecting a set of image focusing windows based on statistical data specific to the camera and the lens;
calculating a focus measure value for each lens position of a plurality of lens positions via the set of image focusing windows;
and

comparing the calculated focus measure values of the plurality of lens positions in order to select an optimal lens position.

US Pat. No. 9,509,716

SOCIAL NETWORK HONEYPOT

Deutsche Telekom AG, Bon...

1. A method for using a system for creating, managing, and monitoring social network (SN) honeypots that will trap attempts
to attack an organization's infrastructure through its employees during the reconnaissance phase of an Advanced Persistent
Threat (APT), the system having:
(a) a Profile Manager device adapted to wire the artificial profile in the SN by taking actions including identifying the
best location in the target social network for seeding the artificial profile, accepting friendship requests, proposing friendship
requests and sending posts and messages on behalf of the artificial profile that will affect the profile in the SN;

(b) a Profile Monitoring device comprising monitoring software adapted to collect events relating to the artificial profiles
and comprising detectors, software, and scanning logic adapted to collect emails sent to specific honeypot mailboxes to which
it has been granted access; to store the email content including timestamp, sender, recipients, subject, content, attachments
and URLs in a database; and to scan and detect any attachments and URLs for possible threats, and to notify a human system
manager of every event relating to the artificial profiles and the honeypot mailboxes; and

(c) a Management graphical user interface (GUI) device comprising a graphical user interface that supports the entire process
of creating, managing, and monitoring the SN honeypot profiles by allowing the human system manager to carry out activities
such as activating specific crawling tasks, viewing the crawled profiles and the topology they create, zooming into profiles
and viewing the events related to honeypots by exploring the emails and scanning results, characterized in that:
A) the Management GUI device also comprises software adapted to perform reoccurring scanning of previous attachments and URLs
collected and stored by the Profile Monitoring device; andB) the system also has:
d) a SN Crawler device comprising at least one plugin, wherein each plugin comprises software adapted to extract actual user
SN profiles of the target organization and/or similar organizations from a designated SN and insert said extracted actual
SN profiles into a generic database of profiles;

e) a Profiles Database which comprises the actual SN profiles extracted by the at least one plugin of the SN Crawler device;
and

f) an Artificial Profile Generator device adapted to generate massive numbers of artificial profiles by using statistical
methods on actual SN profiles stored in a Profiles Database and to connect the artificial profile with other real and artificial
profiles in a social network;

to detect attackers that are interested in attacking an organization's infrastructure through the organization's employees
during the reconnaissance phase of the APT, said method comprising:

a. activating the Profile Manager device to:
i) create artificial user accounts for said artificial users;
ii) add said artificial user accounts to social networks and to employee contact lists;
iii) create email accounts for each of said artificial users;
b) activating the Profile Monitoring device to:
i) monitor the activity of said artificial user accounts in the social networks;
ii) monitor the activity of said email accounts; and
iii) report as suspicious all attempts of third parties to contact said artificial user accounts and said email accounts of
said artificial users;

c) activating the Management GUI device to perform reoccurring scanning of previous attachments and URLs collected and stored
by a Profile Monitoring device;

characterized in that the artificial user profiles are created by:
i) activating at least one plugin of the SN Crawler device to extract actual user profiles from social networks;
ii) storing the extracted actual user profiles in the Profiles Database; and
iii) activating either the Artificial Profile Generator device to generate artificial profiles records by using statistical
methods on the actual SN profiles stored in the Profiles Database or the Management GUI device to enable a human expert to
generate the artificial profiles using data collected by the SN Crawler device from social networks.

US Pat. No. 9,505,622

CARBON NANOFIBERS ENCAPSULATING METAL COBALT, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A carbon nanofiber that is produced by a vapor phase reaction of a carbon oxide-containing raw material gas using a metal
oxide powder containing a Co oxide as a catalyst,
wherein at least one type which is selected from metal cobalt, carbon-containing cobalt metals, and cobalt-carbon compounds
and which has a granular shape and a size to occupy 70% to 90% of the inner diameter of the carbon nanofiber is encapsulated
in the carbon nanofiber in a wrapped state.

US Pat. No. 9,508,694

MULTI-LAYER CONDUCTIVE BACKPLANE FOR LED LIGHT SHEET SEGMENTS

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. An illumination structure comprising:
a plurality of electrically isolated light-emitting segments, each segment comprising:
a first conductive layer;
a plurality of inorganic light emitting diodes (LEDs) having a first electrode electrically contacting the first conductive
layer;

a transparent second conductive layer overlying the LEDs and electrically contacting a second electrode of the LEDs to connect
the LEDs in parallel;

a first terminal in electrical contact with the first conductive layer; and
a second terminal in electrical contact with the second conductive layer,
wherein each segment forms a sheet having edges;
a conductive backplane fabricated separately from the segments, the backplane comprising:
a dielectric backplane substrate; and
a metal pattern formed over the backplane substrate, the metal pattern comprising electrodes that align with the first terminal
and the second terminal of each of the segments,

wherein the plurality of segments is laminated over the backplane substrate and the metal pattern such that the first terminal
and the second terminal of each of the segments electrically contacts associated electrodes of the metal pattern, wherein
the metal pattern supplies power to the segments, and

wherein the segments are laterally spaced on the substrate, and wherein edges of adjacent segments are aligned with each other
to create an array of the segments.

US Pat. No. 9,507,248

TWO-BEAM INTERFERENCE APPARATUS AND TWO-BEAM INTERFERENCE EXPOSURE SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A two-beam interference apparatus comprising:
a wafer stage configured to receive a wafer to be set on the wafer stage;
a beam splitter configured to split first laser light output from a laser device into second laser light and third laser light
having a beam intensity distribution elongated in a first direction within a surface of the wafer;

an optical system configured to guide the second laser light and the third laser light onto the wafer;
a phase error detector configured to detect a phase error between the second laser light and the third laser light; and
a controller configured to tune a wavelength of the first laser light output from the laser device based on the phase error
detected by the phase error detector,

wherein the wafer is irradiated with the second laser light from a second direction perpendicular to the first direction,
and the third laser light from a third direction perpendicular to the first direction but different from the second direction,
to thereby cause interference of the second and third laser light output from the optical system on the wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,506,142

HIGH DENSITY MICROWAVE PLASMA GENERATION APPARATUS, AND MAGNETRON SPUTTERING DEPOSITION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A microwave plasma generation apparatus that ionizes gas supplied into a vacuum casing to generate microwave plasma, comprising:
a rectangular waveguide that transmits a microwave;
a slot antenna that forms one face of the rectangular waveguide and that has a plurality of slots through which the microwave
passes at the one face of the rectangular waveguide, wherein each of the plurality of slots has an oblong hole shape that
extends in a longitudinal direction of the rectangular waveguide; and

a single dielectric portion that is arranged in direct physical contact with the slot antenna that forms the one face of the
rectangular waveguide, so as to cover the plurality of slots of the slot antenna and so that microwaves having passed through
the plurality of slots enter the single dielectric portion in an incident direction, the single dielectric portion having
a plasma generating region-side front face parallel to the incident direction and perpendicular to the one face of the rectangular
waveguide at which the slot antenna is arranged.

US Pat. No. 9,505,718

3-PIPERIDONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS NEUROKININ-1 (NK1) RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. Method for synthesizing a compound of Formula (II)
wherein
R1 is a nitrogen-protecting group derivable from an amino group selected from the group consisting of tosylamide (Ts), t-butyl
carbamate (Boc), benzyl carbamate (Cbz), 9-fluorenylmethyl carbamate (Fmoc), acetamide (Ac), trifluoroacetamide (TFA), benzylideneamine,
triphenylmethylamine (Tritylamine), benzylamine (Bn), and phthalimide;

R2 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, —C(O)—R, —NRR?, —OR, —SR, —COOR, —CN, —NO2, —C(O)—NRR?, —NR?—C(O)—R, —SO2—R, —(SO2)—OR, linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl; linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkenyl; linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkynyl; linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkoxy; substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl; substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl; substituted or unsubstituted C6-C10 aryl; substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heteroaryl;

R and R? are independently selected from the group consisting of H and linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl;
the method comprising:
reacting a compound of Formula (I)

with NH2R1 to form a compound of Formula (IV)


reacting the compound of Formula (IV) with a precursor of R2 in the presence of a rhodium catalyst to form an enantiomer of a compound of Formula (V)


reacting the compound of Formula (V) with an oxidizing agent to form a compound of Formula (VI)

reacting the compound of Formula (VI) with a reducing agent to form a compound of Formula (VII)
and
hydrogenating the compound of Formula (VII) to form the compound of Formula (II).

US Pat. No. 9,510,450

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a resin insulation layer;
a first conductive layer formed on a first-surface side of the resin insulation layer such that the first conductive layer
is embedded into a first surface of the resin insulation layer and has a surface exposed on the first surface of the resin
insulation layer;

a second conductive layer formed on a second-surface side of the resin insulation layer such that the second conductive layer
is formed on a second surface of the resin insulation layer and is protruding from the second surface of the resin insulation
layer;

a via conductor formed in the resin insulation layer such that the via conductor is penetrating through the resin insulation
layer and electrically connecting the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer;

a solder-resist layer formed on the first surface of the resin insulation layer such that the solder-resist layer is covering
the first conductive layer and has an opening structure forming an exposed structure of the first conductive layer; and

a metal layer formed on the exposed structure of the first conductive layer such that the metal layer is protruding from the
first surface of the resin insulation layer,

wherein the exposed structure of the first conductive layer comprises a plurality of pads positioned to mount an electronic
component to the first conductive layer, and the metal layer has a solder layer formed on the metal layer and having a flat
surface and has a side surface formed such that at least a portion of the side surface is receded inward with respect to a
side surface of the solder layer.

US Pat. No. 9,510,407

LED DRIVE CIRCUIT

CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD...

1. An LED drive circuit comprising:
a rectification circuit configured to rectify an alternating-current voltage that is input via a dimmer circuit;
a delay circuit having a switch; and
a light emitting unit including an LED array including LEDs connected in series, wherein
the delay circuit turns on the switch when a predetermined time elapses after the alternating-current current is input,
the rectification circuit and the LED array are directly connected when the switch is on,
the rectification circuit outputs a pulsating current after rectifying the alternating-current voltage that is input via the
dimmer circuit,

the delay circuit is supplied the pulsating current from the rectification circuit, and further has a capacitor and a capacitor
charge circuit configured to supply the Pulsating current to the capacitor,

the LED array inputs the pulsating current when the switch is on, and
the switch turns on when a terminal-to-terminal voltage of the capacitor becomes equal to or higher than a predetermined voltage
and forms a current path through which a current that is output from the rectification circuit returns to the rectification
circuit after passing through the LED array.

US Pat. No. 9,510,306

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE COLLOCATED RADIOS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a set of co-located transceivers comprising three or more transceivers each operable to communicate via a wireless communications
standard different from each other transceiver;

a driver to output an enable signal when a first transceiver of the set of co-located transceivers is active, the enable signal
to cause the first transceiver to output a first frame synchronization input signal; and

a real-time frame synchronization module operable on a processor circuit to receive the first frame synchronization input
signal to delineate first receive and first transmit periods of a radio frame of the first transceiver, and generate a frame
synchronization signal to align receive and transmit periods of each of a multiplicity of additional transceivers of the set
of co-located transceivers to the respective first receive and first transmit periods of the first transceiver such that the
respective receive periods of the multiplicity of additional transceivers comprise durations matching a duration of the first
receive period and the respective transmit periods of the multiplicity of additional transceivers comprise durations matching
a duration of the first transmit period, the alignment to reduce interference between communications of the first transceiver
and communications of the multiplicity of additional transceivers.

US Pat. No. 9,509,682

OBSCURING USERNAMES DURING A LOGIN PROCESS

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, by a computing system, a token that was specified by first user input during a process for logging into a user
account;

determining, by the computing system, whether the token that was specified by the first user input matches any of a plurality
of tokens that are assigned to a respective plurality of user accounts;

identifying, by the computing system and in response to determining that the token that was specified by the first user input
matches a particular token that is assigned to a particular one of the plurality of user accounts, a username for the particular
one of the plurality of user accounts;

providing, by the computing system, information to cause a computer display to present, for user selection:
(i) the username with a part of the username obscured, and
(ii) multiple other usernames with a part of each of the multiple other usernames obscured, at least one of the multiple other
usernames including a fake username to obscure a connection between the token and the username;

receiving, by the computing system, an indication that second user input selected, during the process for logging into the
user account, the username with the part of the username obscured;

receiving, by the computing system, a particular password that was specified by third user input during the process for logging
into the user account; and

providing, by the computing system, authorization to log into the user account in response to the computing system having:
(i) received the indication that the second user input selected the username with the part of the username obscured in distinction
to any of the multiple other usernames with the part of each of the multiple other usernames obscured,

(ii) determined that the username that was selected by the second user input matches the username that is assigned to the
particular one of the plurality of user accounts associated with the token that was specified by first user input, and

(iii) determined that the particular password that was specified by the third user input matches a password that is assigned
to the particular one of the plurality of user accounts associated with the token that was specified by the first user input.

US Pat. No. 9,508,459

METHOD TO PREVENT STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF STORAGE CANISTER AND STORAGE CANISTER

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. A method to prevent stress corrosion cracking of a storage canister by applying a compressive stress to a range where a
tensile residual stress is generated on a metallic cylindrical body by welding a cover to a top of the cylindrical body,
the method comprising:
applying a first compressive stress beforehand to the range of the cylindrical body where the tensile residual stress is expected
to be generated by the welding of the cover;

canceling the tensile residual stress generated by the welding of the cover, with a compressive residual stress generated
in the range; and

then applying a second compressive stress so as to generate a compressive residual stress over the range.

US Pat. No. 9,508,313

DISPLAY DEVICE, PROGRAM INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD IN DISPLAY DEVICE, RECEIVING DEVICE, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD IN RECEIVING DEVICE

Sony Corporation, (JP) S...

1. A signal transmitting method of a receiving device having a broadcast receiving unit for obtaining a video signal of a
predetermined program and electronic program guide information by receiving a broadcasting signal, comprising the steps of:
transmitting the video signal obtained by the broadcast receiving unit to an external device via a transmission path through
a plurality of channels using a differential signal; and

transmitting the electronic program guide information obtained by the broadcast receiving unit to the external device via
differential transmission lines formed from a pair of lines consisting of a first signal line and a second signal line which
are different from the plurality of channels; and

receiving information about a connected state of an interface by a DC bias potential of a Hot Plug Detect (HPD) line of the
transmission path, in which the transmission path is in a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable.

US Pat. No. 9,510,332

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CONTROLLING PERIODIC CSI REPORTING

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB...


US Pat. No. 9,509,688

PROVIDING MALICIOUS IDENTITY PROFILES FROM FAILED AUTHENTICATION ATTEMPTS INVOLVING BIOMETRICS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of providing malicious identity profiles, the method comprising:
storing, by processing circuitry, unsuccessful authentication entries in a database, the unsuccessful authentication entries
including (i) descriptions of failed attempts to authenticate users and (ii) biometric records captured from the users during
the failed attempts to authenticate the users;

generating, by the processing circuitry, a set of malicious identity profiles based on the descriptions and the biometric
records of the unsuccessful authentication entries stored in the database, each malicious identity profile including a profile
biometric record for comparison with new biometric records during new authentication attempts; and

outputting, by the processing circuitry, the set of malicious identity profiles;wherein generating the set of malicious identity profiles includes:
performing comparison operations on the descriptions and the biometric records of the unsuccessful authentication entries
to group at least some of the unsuccessful authentication entries into sets of similar unsuccessful authentication entries,
each set of similar unsuccessful authentication entries including multiple unsuccessful authentication entries which are alike
based on a set of similarity scores resulting from the comparison operations, and

forming the set of malicious identity profiles from at least some of the sets of similar unsuccessful authentication entries;wherein forming the set of malicious identity profiles from at least some of the sets of similar unsuccessful authentication
entries includes:
creating suspicion profiles from the sets of similar unsuccessful authentication entries, each suspicion profile including
a particular profile biometric record created from a particular set of similar unsuccessful authentication entries, and

collecting historical data from the database for each created suspicion profile; andwherein the method further comprises:
distributing, as the set of malicious identity profiles, the suspicion profiles and suspicion scores which are assigned to
the suspicion profiles to a set of adaptive-authentication servers through a computerized network, each adaptive-authentication
server being constructed and arranged to perform adaptive-authentication (i) which includes biometric authentication as an
adaptive-authentication factor and (ii) which is based on the malicious identity profiles.

US Pat. No. 9,509,451

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST (ARQ)

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

1. A method for a transmitter with multiple transmission antennas in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
configuring a first subchannel and a second subchannel in the spatial domain for signal transmissions to a receiver in the
communication system, the first and second subchannels containing Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers;

transmitting concurrently to the receiver, at a first transmission time a first data packet over the first subchannel and
a second data packet over the second subchannel;

receiving a signal from the receiver, the signal indicating an error in the first data packet received by the receiver;
providing, to the receiver, information regarding a retransmission process for a data packet received in error, the information
indicating a use of subchannel swapping for retransmission; and

transmitting concurrently to the receiver, at a second transmission time, a redundancy version of the first data packet over
the second subchannel and a third packet over the first subchannel, the third packet being swapped from transmission over
the second subchannel.

US Pat. No. 9,508,525

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR GENERATING A FLATTENING X-RAY RADIATION FIELD

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. An apparatus for generating a flattening x-ray radiation field comprising:
a plurality of electron accelerators configured to generate a high-energy electron beam current; and
a common target unit comprising a vacuum target chamber, a target and a plurality of input connectors;
wherein, the plurality of electron accelerators are connected to the plurality of input connectors, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,508,055

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AND RESPONDING TO LEGAL HOLD NOTICES

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method, implemented by a server computing system programmed to perform the following, comprising:
in response to a delivery request, sending, by a processing device of a secure administration server, legal hold information
to a confirmation server, the legal hold information comprising a plurality of recipients required to comply with a legal
hold notice;

generating, by the processing device of the secure administration server, a unique email for each of the plurality of recipients
required to comply with the legal hold notice, each unique email comprising a unique Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to the
confirmation server for a corresponding recipient, wherein the unique URL for each recipient comprises a unique message identifier
for the recipient and a hold notice identifier, the hold notice identifier identifying the legal hold notice associated with
the URL;

verifying, by the confirmation server, verify whether the URL is valid by verifying the unique message identifier and the
hold notice identifier; and

obtaining, if the URL is valid, by the secure administration server, a confirmation of compliance associated with the corresponding
recipient from the confirmation server.

US Pat. No. 9,507,829

STORAGE OPTIMIZATION FOR SOCIAL NETWORKS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:
storing user data in a plurality of data centers of a computing system, wherein the user data comprises shared data that is
shared between users of the computing system; and

performing a storage allocation process to optimize storage of the user data in the data centers of the computing system,
wherein performing a storage allocation process comprises:

determining a ranking of each data center in the computing system for at least one user of the computing system, wherein determining
a ranking comprises ranking a given data center as a function of a sum of access ratio values of friends of the at least one
user, whose data is stored in the given data center, wherein an access ratio value of a given friend of the at least one user
comprises a ratio of (i) a number of times that the given friend whose data is stored in the given data center has accessed
the shared data of the at least one user to (ii) a number of data uploads of shared data that the at least one user has made
to the computing system; and

selecting a data center to store user data of the at least one user, based at least in part on the determined rankings of
the data centers for the at least one user, to reduce an average access delay experienced by the friends of the at least one
user in accessing the shared data of the at least one user;

wherein one or more of the storing and performing steps are performed under control of at least one processing device.

US Pat. No. 9,507,787

PROVIDING MOBILITY TO VIRTUAL STORAGE PROCESSORS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of providing mobility to virtual storage processors (VSPs), the method comprising:
operating a source VSP on a physical storage processor, the physical storage processor having a first network address, the
source VSP having a second network address different from the first network address and providing host access to multiple
source data objects via the second network address;

receiving, by processing circuitry, a VSP move command from a user, the VSP move command specifying the source VSP and a destination;
identifying, by the processing circuitry and in response to the VSP move command, the multiple source data objects which are
configured to store data from the context of the source VSP, the multiple source data objects residing in a source storage
pool; and

after the multiple source data objects are identified, (i) transforming the multiple source data objects into multiple destination
data objects which are configured to store data from the context of a destination VSP at the destination, the multiple destination
data objects residing in a destination storage pool which is different from the source storage pool, and (ii) providing host
access to the multiple source data objects, residing in the destination storage pool, via the second network address,

wherein the physical storage processor on which the source VSP operated is a first physical storage processor, wherein the
destination VSP resides on a second physical storage processor having a third network address, and wherein the third network
address is different from the first network address and the second network address.

US Pat. No. 9,508,449

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND BIDIRECTIONAL SHIFT REGISTER DEVICE THEREOF

Hannstar Display Corporat...

1. A bidirectional shift register device, for a display panel having a plurality of pixels arranged in an array, wherein the
array has a plurality of odd rows and a plurality of even rows, wherein the number of the odd rows and the number of the even
rows are positive integers, comprising:
N stage shift registers connected in series as 1st to Nth stage shift registers if the bidirectional shift register device is coupled to pixels arranged in the odd rows of the array,
wherein the 3rd to (N?2)th stage shift registers are configured to turn on pixels in each of the odd rows of the array respectively, wherein the 1st, 2nd, (N?1)th and Nth stage first shift registers are dummy stage first shift registers among the N stage first shift register, wherein N is the
number of the odd rows plus 4; or

M stage shift registers connected in series as 1st to Mth stage shift registers if the bidirectional shift register device is coupled to pixels arranged in the even rows of the array,
wherein the 3rd to (M?2)th stage shift registers of the M stage shift registers are configured to turn on pixels in each of the even rows of the array
respectively, wherein the 1st, 2nd, (M?1)th and Mth stage second shift registers are dummy stage second shift registers among the M stage second shift register, wherein M is
the number of the even rows plus 4,

wherein an ith stage shift register among the 3rd to (N?2)th stage shift registers or a jth stage shift register among the 3rd to (M?2)th stage shift registers comprises:

a pre-charge unit receiving an output from an (i?2)th stage shift register and an output from an (i+2)th stage shift register if the pre-charge unit is corresponding to the ith stage shift register, or an output from an (j?2)th stage shift register and an output from an (j+2)th stage shift register if the pre-charge unit is corresponding to the jth stage shift register and outputting a pre-charge signal according to the two received outputs;

a pull-up unit coupled to the pre-charge unit, the pull-up unit receiving the pre-charge signal and a predetermined clock
signal and outputting a scan signal according to the pre-charge signal and the predetermined clock signal; and

a pull-down unit coupled to the pre-charge unit and the pull-up unit, the pull-down unit comprising:
a first discharge unit receiving the pre-charge signal and a first level signal and determining whether to pull the scan signal
down to a reference voltage potential according to the pre-charge signal and a first voltage-dividing signal associated with
the first level signal; and

a second discharge unit receiving the pre-charge signal and a second level signal and determining whether to pull the scan
signal down to the reference voltage potential according to the pre-charge signal and a second voltage-dividing signal associated
with the second level signal.

US Pat. No. 9,505,433

POWER STEERING APPARATUS AND BACKLASH ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM THEREFOR

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power steering apparatus, comprising:
a steering mechanism that has a steering shaft connected to a steering wheel and transmits a steering force of the steering
wheel to steerable wheels;

an electric motor that applies a rotational force as a steering assist force to the steering mechanism;
a reduction gear mechanism arranged between the steering mechanism and the electric motor and including: a worm gear that
has a worm shaft coupled at one end portion thereof to the electric motor and a worm wheel engaged with the worm shaft and
coupled to the steering mechanism and transmits the rotational force of the electric motor to the steering mechanism; and
a gear housing that has a shaft accommodation part in which the worm shaft is accommodated and a wheel accommodation part
in which the worm wheel is accommodated:

a ball bearing mounted to the other end portion of the worm shaft within the shaft accommodation part of the gear housing
and having an inner race, an outer race and a plurality of balls to rotatably support the worm shaft;

a slider movable in a movement direction substantially perpendicular to a rotation axis of the worm shaft;
a holder member arranged in the gear housing and having a bearing accommodation part in which the ball bearing is accommodated;
a first sliding surface provided on an outer circumferential side of the holder member; and
a second sliding surface provided on the slider in an inclined shape with respect to the movement direction of the slider
and brought in sliding contact with the first sliding surface such that forward movement of the slider in the movement direction
causes relative sliding of the first and second sliding surfaces to bias the worm shaft in an engagement direction that brings
the rotation axis of the worm shaft closer to a rotation axis of the worm wheel,

wherein the slider is arranged to move circumferentially about the rotation axis of the worm shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,510,480

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Beijing Lenovo Software L...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
a case;
a support device arranged at the case;
a rotating plate articulated to the support device;
a driving device configured to drive the rotating plate to rotate with respect to the support device; wherein the rotating
plate rotates with respect to the support device to generate airflow, the airflow is in a direction parallel to a rotation
plane of the rotating plate and away from the support device; and

a heat generating device arranged at a region that the airflow flows through; wherein heat of the heat generating device is
dissipated by the airflow,

wherein the driving device comprises:
a swinging driver configured to drive the rotating plate to swing to and fro with respect to the support device by taking
a predetermined axis as a central line; and

the rotating plate swings to and fro to generate airflow, and the airflow is in a direction along the predetermined axis and
away from the support device,

wherein the swinging driver comprises:
a force generator configured to generate an action force every action duration, wherein the action force controls the rotating
plate to rotate with respect to the support device by taking the predetermined axis as the central line in a turning direction
for a turning duration; and

a resetting unit configured to control the rotating plate to rotate with respect to the support device by taking the predetermined
axis as the central line in a direction opposite to the turning direction,

wherein the resetting unit comprises a torsional spring, one end of the torsional spring resists against a side of the rotating
plate facing the case, the other end of the torsional spring resists against a side of the support device facing the heat
generating device; or

wherein the resetting unit comprises a torsional spring, one end of the torsional spring resists against a side of the rotating
plate back to the case, and the other end of the torsional spring resists against a side of the support device back to the
heat generating device.

US Pat. No. 9,510,436

WIDE BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTOR BASED POWER SUPPLY ASSEMBLIES FOR PLASMA OPERATING SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS AND DEVICES

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma torch cutting system comprising:
a housing; and
a plasma torch power supply within the housing and configured to generate a signal that initiates generation of a plasma arc
in a torch head, the power supply including an integrated output circuit configured to receive a signal from an input circuit
of the power supply and generate the signal that initiates generation of the plasma arc, the integrated output circuit comprising
a plurality of electronic components, at least one of the electronic components of the integrated output circuit being at
least partially formed of a wide bandgap semiconductor material,

a ratio of a level of nominal power generated by the power supply to a combined weight of the housing, the power supply, and
any other components contained within or coupled to the housing being at least 800 Watts per kilogram (W/kg).

US Pat. No. 9,510,047

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY PERFORMING MEDIA ACTIONS BASED ON STATUS OF EXTERNAL COMPONENTS

Rovi Guides, Inc., San C...

1. A method for automatically performing a media action based on status of external components, the method comprising:
determining a media asset is being presented on a user equipment device;
storing a database that includes a plurality of entries, wherein each of the plurality of entries includes a status information
field, that includes first and second status information for at least two external components, and a media action field that
includes a given media action corresponding to the status information field;

monitoring components external to the user equipment device to obtain status information pertaining to the components;
in response to determining a change in status of a first external component, based on the monitoring, searching the plurality
of entries stored in the database for a given entry for which one of the at least two external components in the status information
field matches the first external component;

retrieving data from the given entry that identifies a second of the at least two external components in the status information
field of the given entry;

receiving, from the second of the at least two external components, status information;
comparing the change in status of the first external component and the status information received from the second external
component to the first and second status information stored in the given entry;

in response to determining that the change in status of the first external component and the status information received from
the second external component match the first and second status information stored in the given entry, retrieving the given
media action from the media action field of the given entry; and

performing the given media action for the media asset in response to retrieving the given media action from the media action
field of the given entry.

US Pat. No. 9,508,485

ISOLATOR WITH INTEGRAL TRANSFORMER

VLT, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a bridge board comprising a multilayer substrate having a plurality of conductive layers separated by insulation and having
a length, a set of A-side contacts located near an end of the bridge board on a first side of an isolation boundary, the isolation
boundary dividing the length, and a set of B-side contacts located on a second side of the isolation boundary near an opposite
end of the bridge board, the set of B-side contacts being separated by a predetermined distance from the A-side contacts;

the bridge board including one or more transformers, each transformer including an A-side winding connected to the A-side
contacts and a B-side winding connected to the B-side contacts;

each A-side winding being galvanically isolated from each B-side contact and each B-side winding;
each B-side winding being galvanically isolated from each A-side contact and each A-side winding;
each A-side and B-side winding being formed in a respective conductive layer of the bridge board and being located in a region
providing space for a magnetic field coupling the A-side and B-side windings;

the bridge board being constructed and arranged to span a separation distance between an external A-side circuit having a
set of A-side terminals located in an A-side area on a printed circuit board (PCB) and an external B-side circuit having a
set of B-side terminals located in a B-side area on a PCB, with the A-side contacts of the bridge board aligned and mated
with respective ones of the A-side terminals and the B-side contacts of the bridge board aligned and mated with respective
ones of the B-side terminals;

the bridge board providing a galvanically isolated mechanism for connecting the external A-side circuit to the external B-side
circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,507,137

MICROSCOPE WITH STRUCTURED ILLUMINATION USING DISPLACEABLE GRID STRUCTURES

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A method for structured illumination microscopy comprising:
imaging a grid structure or periodic light distribution onto a sample, wherein by displacing the image of the grid structure,
imaging is carried out under different phase positions, and a high-resolution sample image is calculated from the recorded
images,

wherein the grid structure or light distribution is generated by using at least two phase grids arranged one in front of the
other in the direction of the optical axis, and different orientations of the light distribution perpendicular to the illumination
direction are generated by displacing the phase grids relative to one another transversely to the optical axis, with displacement,
imaging and calculation being carried out for different orientations.

US Pat. No. 9,506,440

ADAPTIVE FUEL DIRECT INJECTION SYSTEM

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A direct fuel injection system including a common rail (4) including a control unit (1), a pump (2) and a valve (3), controlled on an on-or-off basis by the control unit (1), in order to regulate the volume of fuel sent to the pump (2) to be fed into the common rail (4), said control unit (1) comprising:
first determination means (40) that determines a peak phase duration (27) during which a first command must be applied to the valve (3), and thereby obtains a peak current (38, 60) greater than or equal to a reference peak current (61) necessary to cause a change of state of the valve (3);

second determination means (70) that determines a holding ratio (28) in accordance with which a second command must be applied to the valve (3), after a change of state of the valve, thereby maintaining a holding current (39, 90) greater than or equal to a reference holding current (91) necessary to maintain said state of the valve (3);

application means that applies said first command to said valve (3) continuously during said peak phase duration (27), and then said second command by pulse width modulation in accordance with said holding ratio (28); and

adaptation means (42, 72) that corrects any of the peak phase duration (27) and the holding ratio (28) in a recurrent and automatic manner,

wherein said adaptation means (42, 72) calculate a coefficient of modulation (43, 73) and apply the calculated coefficient of modulation as a multiplier to any of the peak phase duration (27) and the holding ratio (28) to generate one of a corrected peak phase duration and a corrected holding ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,506,076

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR EXTENDING SHELF LIFE OF PLANT PRODUCTS

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A composition for topical application to a plant or part thereof, comprising an amount of a Polyphenol Oxidase 11 (PPO
11) inhibitory compound that suppresses expression of a PPO11 gene, wherein expression of the PPO11 gene in the absence of
the inhibitory compound positively correlates with browning of the plant or part thereof, wherein the PPO11 inhibitory compound
comprises an antisense oligonucleotide or dsRNA that suppresses said expression of a PPO11 gene and comprises at least 130
contiguous nucleotides of a polynucleotide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs:1-4 and 9, or the complement thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,506,608

PHOSPHOR LAYER CONTAINING TRANSPARENT FEATURES OVER BLUE LED

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A light emitting structure comprising:
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) generating a visible primary light;
a light-passing support structure, not forming part of the LEDs, overlying the plurality of LEDs, the support structure comprising
an array of light-passing protruding features, the support structure having flat surfaces between the protruding features,
the protruding features having a height above the flat surfaces between the protruding features, wherein the support structure,
including the protruding features, does not contain any wavelength conversion material; and

a first layer containing wavelength conversion particles deposited at least over the flat surfaces of the support structure
between the protruding features so as to surround the protruding features in the array, such that a bottom surface of the
first layer is flat, a top surface of the first layer is flat, and the top and bottom surfaces are parallel to each other,

wherein the first layer has a thickness less than the height of the protruding features so that the protruding features protrude
through the first layer across the first layer, wherein there are no additional wavelength conversion particles covering portions
of the protruding features that are not already covered by the first layer;

wherein a first portion of the primary light passes through the protruding features without being wavelength-converted, and
a second portion of the primary light is converted by the wavelength conversion particles to a secondary light in the areas
between the protruding features, and

wherein a combination of the secondary light and the primary light passing though the protruding features contributes to an
overall visible color emission of the light emitting structure.

US Pat. No. 9,510,479

FLUID-COOLED MODULE FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICES

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A closed-loop fluid-cooled electronic module, comprising:
a printed wiring board (PWB) incorporating PWB electrical circuitry;
at least one interposer being mounted on said printed wiring board and having at least one interposer cooling fluid channel
for circulating a cooling fluid therethrough and being provided with interposer electrical wiring in electrical communication
with said PWB electrical circuitry of said printed wiring board;

an electronic or electro-optical device in heat-transmissive contact with said at least one interposer and in electrical communication
with said interposer electrical wiring;

a heat exchanger mounted on said at least one interposer, said heat exchanger having a heat exchanger cooling fluid channel
for circulating said cooling fluid therethrough; and

a pump mounted on said printed wiring board, for circulating said cooling fluid through said at least one interposer cooling
fluid channel and said heat exchanger cooling fluid channel,

wherein said at least one interposer, said heat exchanger, and said pump are configured to circulate said cooling fluid through
said at least one interposer cooling fluid channel and said heat exchanger cooling fluid channel in a closed-loop fluid cooling
path providing fluid serial communication between components of said electronic module, said components including said at
least one interposer, said heat exchanger, and said pump.

US Pat. No. 9,510,091

MICROPHONE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A microphone comprising:
a waterproof vibration membrane;
a microphone element which receives a vibration as a sound from the waterproof vibration membrane;
an outward resilient deformation inhibiting member which is provided on an outer side of the waterproof vibration membrane
with a first space therebetween and inhibits outward resilient deformation of the waterproof vibration membrane; and

a first spacer provided between the outward resilient deformation inhibiting member and the waterproof vibration membrane,
the first spacer having an opening in an area thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,508,572

BONDING DEVICE

SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A bonding device, comprising:
a laser oscillator that oscillates laser beam;
a light guiding part that guides the laser beam oscillated from the laser oscillator;
a bonding head that sucks and holds a chip at a supply position where the chip is supplied, and that bonds the chip to a substrate
by heating the chip with the laser beam guided by the light guiding part at a bonding position where the chip contacts to
the substrate; and

a bonding head moving part that moves the bonding head between the supply position and the bonding position, wherein
the laser oscillator is separated from the bonding head,
the light guiding part is configured with
an irradiation barrel that is provided in the vicinity of the bonding position and irradiates the laser beam oscillated from
the laser oscillator from an irradiation opening disposed at a front end thereof,

a shutter part that is provided in the irradiation barrel and openably and closably configured to intercept the laser beam,
a light receiving part that is provided in the bonding head, comprises an opening part that is an opening facing the irradiation
barrel, and guides the laser beam entered from the opening part to the chip,

when the bonding head moving part moves the bonding head to the bonding position, one of the irradiation opening of the irradiation
barrel and the opening part of the light receiving part approaches the other in order to become close, the shutter part is
opened at the status so that the laser beam from the irradiation barrel is guided to the bonding head through the opening
part of the light receiving part.

US Pat. No. 9,506,866

SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING THE IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

POCARED Diagnostics LTD.,...

1. An optics cup for holding a biological sample for use in an optical analysis comprising:
a rectangular-shaped container for containing the biological sample, said container including two spaced-apart sidewalls,
a first end wall, a second end wall, and a floor;

said container having a rectangular opening for receiving the biological sample and a lower tapered area extending from said
first end wall and inwardly and downwardly relative to the rectangular opening and toward said floor and wherein the first
end wall has a depth that is less than a depth of said sidewalls and said second end wall, and wherein the lower tapered area
has a surface that is configured to receive an illumination beam fed through the opening and to reflect the beam through the
biological sample.

US Pat. No. 9,510,075

WATERPROOF SOUND TRANSMITTING SHEET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Amogreentech Co., Ltd., ...

1. A nonporous waterproof sound-transmitting sheet, comprising:
a porous sound-transmitting layer made of a polymer material and formed in the shape of a web having a plurality of pores;
and

a nonporous coating layer formed on at least one surface of the porous sound-transmitting layer to block pores existing on
the surface of the porous sound-transmitting layer

wherein the porous sound-transmitting layer is formed by electrospinning the polymer material.

US Pat. No. 9,510,141

APP RECOMMENDATION USING CROWD-SOURCED LOCALIZED APP USAGE DATA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at an application recommendation system, a plurality of app usage records from a plurality of mobile devices, wherein
the plurality of app usage records each comprise an application identifier corresponding to an application and a usage location
corresponding to an execution of the application;

analyzing, by the application recommendation system, the plurality of app usage records to determine the app usage records
for a first application;

identifying partitions in a region over a geographical area, wherein the partitions make up a grid over the geographical area;
incrementing a plurality of counters based on the usage locations of the plurality of app usage records, each counter corresponding
to a different partition; and

for each of one or more of the partitions:
calculating a statistical value measuring a localized usage of the first application within the respective partition relative
to a plurality of other partitions based on a counter of the respective partition and counters of the other partitions;

comparing the statistical value to a threshold; and
identifying the first application as locally relevant to the respective partition in the region of the geographical area when
the statistical value exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,507,798

CENTRALIZED LOGGING FOR A DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of logging events in a data storage system, the method comprising:
running a logging server on a storage processor of the data storage system;
receiving, by the logging server, log entries from multiple logging clients running on respective other storage processors
of the data storage system, each log entry generated by one of the logging clients in response to an event occurring on the
storage processor on which the logging client runs and including a first timestamp referenced to a clock on the storage processor
on which the logging client runs;

applying, by the logging server, a second timestamp to each of the log entries received from the logging clients, each second
timestamp referenced to a common clock accessible to the storage processor on which the logging server runs;

persistently storing, by the logging server, the log entries including the respective first and second timestamps to a centralized
log store;

queuing the log entries in a cache of storage processors running the logging clients; and
instructing the logging clients to send the queued log entries to a standby logging server, the standby logging server being
configured to apply the second timestamp to received log entries and persistently store these log entries in the centralized
log store.

US Pat. No. 9,504,563

RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE SURGICAL HEART VALVES

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A prosthetic heart valve for implantation at a heart valve annulus, comprising:
a non-expandable, non-collapsible annular support structure defining a flow orifice and having an inflow end;
valve leaflets attached to the support structure and mounted to alternately open and close across the flow orifice;
a plastically-expandable frame having an outflow or first end extending around the flow orifice and connected to the valve
at the inflow end of the support structure, the frame having an inflow or second end projecting away from the support structure
and being capable of assuming a contracted state for delivery to an implant position and a wider expanded state for outward
contact with an annulus, wherein in the contracted state the frame tapers inward in a direction from the first end toward
the second end, and wherein the first end of the frame has a scalloped shape with peaks and valleys, and in the contracted
state the frame is cylindrical between the peaks and valleys and tapers inward from the valleys to the second end; and

a fabric covering around the plastically-expandable frame including an enlarged sealing flange surrounding the second end.

US Pat. No. 9,509,134

CENTRALIZED DC CURTAILMENT FOR OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION

SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG, ...

1. A disconnect unit in a photovoltaic system comprising:
a plurality of input power lines configured to receive power from a photovoltaic (PV) generator, and deliver the received
power to an inverter;

a combiner unit configured to receive the plurality of input power lines and output a reduced number of input power lines
to be interfaced with the inverter;

a voltage sensor configured to determine the voltage associated with the input power lines;
an electronically controlled switch on m of n input power lines upstream of the combiner unit, wherein m and n are integers,
and n represents a total number of the plurality of input power lines input to the combiner unit, and wherein m<=n, wherein
disconnecting and reconnecting an input power line is achieved through an opening and closing of the electronically controlled
switch associated with the respective input power line; and

a controller unit configured to:
receive a voltage associated with the input power lines; and
if the voltage is greater than an upper voltage threshold, then the controller unit is configured to activate one or more
of the electronically controlled switches, dictated by previous switching history, to thereby disconnect the respective one
or more input power lines associated therein.

US Pat. No. 9,505,341

MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLAMP

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A headlamp system for a motor vehicle comprising:
a headlamp having at least one light emission parameter;
a sensor configured to detect an ambient light condition and convert the ambient light condition into an ambient light signal,
wherein the ambient light condition is not emitted by the headlamp in front of a motor vehicle;

a headlamp controller configured to:
store the at least one light emission parameter;
compare a current actual light emission parameter with the ambient light signal acquired from the sensor;
change the at least one light emission parameter in accordance with the ambient light signal when a control value for the
current actual light emission parameter is reached; and

store the changed light emission parameter as an updated light emission parameter for a subsequent comparison with the ambient
light signals acquired from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,510,093

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HUM SIGNAL COMPENSATION IN ANALOG TELEPHONY SIGNALS

Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A network termination device in which a hum signal is generated from power mains, the network termination device comprising:
a Plain Old Telephony System, POTS, interface configured to transfer an analog telephony signal,
a digital broadband interface for transferring digital audio signals with a digital communication network;
a signal processing circuit configured to accomplish signal conversion between the analog telephony signal and the digital
audio signals; and

a compensation circuit configured to detect the hum signal in the analog telephony signal, to generate a compensation signal
which is opposite in phase with the hum signal, and to combine the compensation signal with the analog telephony signal.

US Pat. No. 9,507,851

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING RECOMMENDATION INFORMATION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for providing recommendation information from a network application service, the method comprising:
receiving, by a server, user activity data relating to a first data object of a plurality of data objects in a network application
service, the user activity data comprising at least a first user command performed on the first data object and a second user
command performed on the first data object, the first user command being a different type of command than the second user
command;

storing, by the server, the user activity data in a structured storage model comprising a plurality of nodes representing
a plurality of items including the first data object, and at least one edge representing the first user command and a sequence
indicator relating to the plurality of items, wherein the sequence indicator indicates when the first user command is performed
relative to another sequence indicator which indicates when the second user command is performed;

determining at least one inference relating to the first data object using the structured storage model, the at least one
inference being based on at least one edge in the structured storage model representing at least one of the first user command
and the second user command; and

storing the at least one determined inference relating to the first data object as recommendation metadata of the first data
object;

receiving, by the server, a recommendation search criteria relating to the first data object
retrieving, by the server, recommendation information corresponding to the recommendation search criteria, wherein the recommendation
information is based on at least one inference determined from the structured storage model; and

transmitting, by the server, the recommendation information.

US Pat. No. 9,507,535

OFFLOADING RAID UPDATE OPERATIONS TO DISK CONTROLLERS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. In a storage system including a redundant array of disks having an array controller, each disk of the redundant array of
disks including a disk controller apart from the array controller, a method of updating data stored on the redundant array
of disks, the method comprising:
receiving, by the disk controller of a particular disk of the redundant array of disks, a request to update particular data
stored in a block on the particular disk, the request including an input value;

reading, by the disk controller of the particular disk, the particular data from the block on the particular disk;
performing, by the disk controller of the particular disk, an update operation on the particular data stored in the block
on the particular disk, the update operation including a swapping operation involving the particular data and the input value
and serving to produce an update result; and

writing, by the disk controller of the particular disk, the update result to the block on the particular disk;
wherein the input value includes a replacement value;
wherein performing the update operation on the particular data stored in the block on the particular disk includes:
generating a difference value which is a difference between the particular data and the replacement value, the difference
value serving as the update result, and

sending the difference value to the array controller.

US Pat. No. 9,510,357

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING END TO END RADIO COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT FOR USERS WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a wireless adapter to communicate with a wireless link;
a storage device to store wireless communication device usage trend data for a plurality of available wireless communication
devices associated with a user;

an application processor executing instructions for a pan device communication optimization agent to determine an end-to-end
quality score for one or more available wireless communication devices associated with the user, wherein the end-to-end quality
score is based on selection of a communication type, the wireless communication device usage trend data, wireless link quality
for available communication paths with a wireless communication device associated with a recipient; and

the application processor selecting at least one preferred communication path between at least one wireless communication
device associated with the user and at least one wireless communication device associated with the recipient based on comparison
of end-to-end quality scores.

US Pat. No. 9,510,355

SELECTION OF A RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE BASED ON RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE HISTORICAL INFORMATION

1. A network device, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining a first ranking value for a first radio access resource based on first past wireless performance information associated
with the first radio access resource;

determining a second ranking value for a second radio access resource based on second past wireless performance information
associated with the second radio access resource, wherein the first radio access resource employs a different radio access
technology than the second radio access resource; and

enabling formation of a wireless link between a user equipment and the first radio access resource based on the first ranking
value and the second ranking value.

US Pat. No. 9,510,130

PROVISIONING OF MULTIPLE WIRELESS DEVICES BY AN ACCESS POINT

GAINSPAN CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A method of provisioning multiple wireless devices, said method being performed in an access point (AP), said method comprising:
operating in a secure mode to disregard a first plurality of non-secure provisioning requests from wireless devices, but accept
secure provisioning requests in view of operating in said secure mode;

receiving, after said operating, a first command to accept non-secure provisioning requests from multiple wireless devices;
receiving a second plurality of non-secure provisioning requests from respective ones of multiple wireless devices, after
receipt of said first command;

provisioning, by said AP, each of said multiple wireless devices in response to the corresponding non-secure provisioning
request of said second plurality of non-secure provisioning requests, in view of having received said first command,

wherein said provisioning comprises providing parameters which enable each of said multiple wireless devices to comply with
security measures enforced by said AP to operate in said secure mode; and

conducting secure layer-2 communication in said secure mode with each of the provisioned wireless devices, based on said parameters provided as a part
of said provisioning.